Robert Belanger (8 Oct 2011)
"Rapture on Tabernacles (2)"

Dear Doves,
Here is a site that discusses why Tabernacles will be the time of the Rapture.
A brief excerpt from the site:
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"The Prophetic Significance of Tabernacles

"Israel's Feast of Tabernacles as a Type of the Rapture

"Traditional Jewish expectations point to the arrival of Elijah (and his fellow witness of Rev. 11) on the feast of Passover. Since we are told that the two prophets of Rev. 11 witness for 1260 days, and that the Beast has power over the saints for 1260 days, we should assume these are the first 1260 days of the seven year tribulation.

"From the time the Temple is made desolate on day 1260, the power of antichrist is broken and the time of God's Wrath ensues ... since the saints are not appointed to wrath, there will be no saints during the second half of Daniel's 70th Week, the time of God's Wrath.

"If Elijah shows up as expected on Passover, and witnesses for 1260 days, the end of the witness period of Rev. 11 would be on the Feast of Tabernacles -- the power of the antichrist over the saints is ended on day 1260 because the saints are raptured directly after his Abomination of Desolation. These two coinciding prophetic time frames are a compelling clue that the Rapture shall fall during the Feast of Tabernacles.

"Daniel's 7 year treaty equals 2,520 days, the "midst" of that period falls on day 1260.There is no reason to think that the 1260 days specifically mentioned in Revelation 11 are any other than the 1260 days of the first half of Daniel's 70th Week.

"And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week (7 yrs) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease: and on a corner of the alter desolating abominations even until the end. Daniel 9:27

"After the 1260 days, the witnesses of Rev. 11 are killed, and the 'man of sin' breaks the treaty and moves into the rebuilt temple.
"If Elijah and his fellow prophet begin their end time witness, their 1260 day ministry, on Passover (and the first half of Daniel's 70th week commences with a peace treaty due to be broken in 1260 days) then day 1260 will fall on the eve of the Feast of Tabernacles.
"The midpoint of the tribulation, should it begin at the same time as Elijah shows up on Passover, will be the Feast of Tabernacles.

"One has only to look at the Bible account of the Transfiguration to see the typological allusion to the Feast of Tabernacles, and this feast day's future fulfillment at the rapture. "