Clay Cantrell (13 Oct 2011)
"MJ Agee and the Case for Tabernacles"

Readers -

MJ Agee's interesting take on Tabernacles can be read here:

years ago I theorized a Tabernacles Resurrection/Catching Away event base on the following:

Tabernacles is an Eight day festival, and Eight is the number of the Resurrection. the Lord Jesus was raised on the 8th day.

The Catching away (of the living) part of the event is prototyped by Enoch.

Enoch's hebrew gematria = 84.

Strong's 84h = WING.

Strong's 2441h = CHEK, a root word for Enoch. it means roof of the mouth, or PALATE. see Song of Songs 7:09 about the best wine. this number 2441 is tied to the Rapture.

from 1 Thess 4:17

Strong's 726g = Harpazo (caught up), having a Strong's value of 989


2441 = 726 + 989 + 726 (bracketing)


2441 decimal = 989 hexdecimal (base conversion)

follow this -

the Roof of the mouth in a human body is a 'door' that CLOSES when a person 'swallows'. it separates the Upper Chambers (sinus) from the Lower Chambers (gastro), as it were. Nebuchanezzar's dream that Daniel interpreted was a timeline of human history based on the Human body. it is reasonable then to conjecture that End-time events ALSO may be tied to human anatomy structure or workings.

since 12/97, i've been convinced that the Lord uses word play in His texts, even going so far as to use it in the English language. double meanings.

Job 11:6
"And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are DOUBLE to that which is! ..."

Swallow is both a 'verb' and a 'noun'.

    to Swallow, used as a verb

    a Swallow (bird), used as a noun.

we know from Genesis 8:7 that only birds go out Noah's 'window' at 29 cubits high. Raven = Gentiles, they go out first, Dove = Jews, they go out second.

Enoch and birds seem tied.

I then theorized (before I looked) that if Enoch was really tied to birds, and 84 was really tied to birds, and the Swallow principle was really valid, then Psalm 84 ought to have a reference to BIRDS.


here you go:

Psalm 84:3
"Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the SWALLOW a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God."

i also point out that Psalm 84:1
"To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy TABERNACLES, O LORD of hosts!

first verse references Tabernacles.

there is a case to be made for the Lord Jesus being 'transformed' on Tabernacles in front of his three disciples up on the mount.

and on a side note, Psalm 84:1 references Korah, who (along with others) in Numbers 16 was SWALLOWED up by the earth for his rebellion.

Readers - please note as a disclaimer, I am not predicting or advocating a Tabernacles Resurrection/Rapture event, though i am heartily in favor of it. : >

I want to take the last line of this post to glorify God for any of the above material that might actually turn out to be correct.