Hi:> > Psalm 118: 19-24 ...The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.I can elaborate on this "corner" a bit. Most understand that this stone is Christ and that He will become KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS over the Earth from other Scriptures, but don't understand the real significance of the "corner" here.The big surprise to me was to find out how "the corner" specificly represents the Earth.The tent of the Tabernacle was made of ten widths of fabric that represented the sky. A cherubim, representing a planet, was embroidered on each width. If inside the Tabernacle looking up, we would see ten "cherubim", planets, lined up in the "sky." That's a neat representation of our Solar System. It includes Satan's planet Rahab that was split apart forming our Asteroid Belt.The width of fabric that represented the third Heaven, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, that Paul was caught up to in II Cor 12:2-4, represented Saturn, the width of fabric that draped over the FRONT CORNER of the supporting framework. The width of fabric that represented the Earth was the one that draped over the BACK CORNER.We see the same symbolism in the lampstand. Josephus, a Pharisee priest, said that the lamps represented the planets, the Sun among them (Ant.III.VI.7). That was why the western lamp was to always be kept lit, and why the other lamps were to be lit at night from the western lamp. It represented the Sun. The other planets are "lit" by the rays of the Sun in our dark sky at night.
In Scripture, precious stones symbolize the planets. The complete list is in Eze_28:13. It says, "Thou (Satan) hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering (i.e., surroundings), the sardius (1. the Sun), topaz (2. Mercury), and the diamond (3. Venus), the beryl (4. Earth), the onyx (5. Mars), and the jasper (6. Jupiter), the sapphire (7. Saturn), the emerald (8. Uranus), and the carbuncle (9. Neptune), and gold (10. Pluto): the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created."
The sapphire (i.e., symbol of Saturn) is where Jesus' throne is located.
Ex_24:10 says, "And they saw the God of Israel (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer, the God/man, Jesus Christ; Isa 44:6, Eze 1:1,26-28): and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness."
Eze 1:1 says, "the heavens (i.e., our Solar System) were opened, and I saw visions of God."
Eze 1:26-28 says, "And above the firmament (i.e., expanse of space) that was over their heads (i.e., farther out in space than the 4 terrestrial planets) was the likeness of a throne (Christ's), as the appearance of a sapphire stone (Christ's, as pictured at Mt. Sinai): and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man (the God/man, verse 1, i.e., Jesus Christ) above upon it. 27 And I saw as the colour of amber (i.e., Saturn has amber on it), as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins (i.e., from the equator) even upward, and from the appearance of his loins (i.e, of the equator) even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about (i.e., Saturn's ring system). 28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD."
Eze_10:1 says, "Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne."Psa_144:12 says, "That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as (symbolic language) CORNER STONES, polished after the similitude of a palace".
Isa_28:16 says, "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious CORNER STONE (Christ), a sure foundation".
In Mt_21:42, "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The STONE (i.e., the capstone of the pyramid) which the builders (probably the giants) rejected, the same is become THE HEAD OF THE CORNER (i.e., King of Earth): this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes".
Mark_12:10 says, "The stone which the builders rejected (i.e., Christ, rejected like the headstone of the pyramid of Giza) is become the head of the corner". It's amazing, but when the headstone is installed, that pyramid will be 5776 inches tall, and the date of the Second Advent will probably be Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016), the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee years.
Isaiah19:19 says, "In that day there shall be an altar to the Lord in the midst of Egypt, and a monument at the border there of to the Lord. And it shall be for A SIGN, and a witness to the Lord of Hosts in the land of Egypt."
The year 5776 was almost set in stone. The Pyramid of Giza/Greek Kheops/ Egyptian Khufu with the capstone in place would be 5776 inches high ("The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh," 1883, by Prof. Sir William M. Flinders Petrie). However, the capstone is missing. I figure that the giants probably wouldn't put it on, and maybe no one else could.
Josephus, in Antiquities of the Jews. I. II. 3, said, "Seth, when he was brought up, and came to those years in which he could discern what was good, became a virtuous man; and as he was himself of an excellent character, so did he leave children behind him who imitated his virtues. All these proved to be of good dispositions. They also inhabited the same country without dissensions, and in a happy condition, without any misfortunes falling upon them, till they died. They also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom which is concerned with the heavenly bodies, and their order (i.e., the Gospel in the Stars). And that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at another time by the violence and quantity of water, THEY MADE TWO PILLARS, THE ONE OF BRICK, THE OTHER OF STONE: they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, THE PILLAR OF STONE MIGHT REMAIN, AND EXHIBIT THOSE DISCOVERIES TO MANKIND; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad (Egypt) to this day."
Luke_20:17 says, "And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders (probably the giants) rejected, the same is become the HEAD OF THE CORNER?"
Acts_4:11 says, "This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner."
Eph_2:20 says, "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the CHIEF CORNER STONE".
1Peter_2:6,7 says, "Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a CHIEF CORNER STONE, elect, precious: and he that believeth on HIM shall not be confounded. 7 "Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS DISALLOWED, THE SAME IS MADE THE HEAD OF THE CORNER" (i.e., King of kings and Lord of lords on Earth.
I hope you are right about the Rapture being on the Day of Atonement. That will be Sat., Oct 8, 2011. Surely, the Rapture will be soon, if not Saturday, the first or 8th day of Tabernacles, and Cheshvan 17 are possibilities.