In a previous post I shared a long list of over 40 recorded events that occurred in the life of Israel on Rosh HaShanah. I reviewed the dozen idioms and related idiomatic expressions that paint a comprehensive but extremely significant picture in the tapestry God has assembled for our aid in understanding what has been described by many Jewish scholars as 'The Day of Great Rejoicing'. We know this to be true because God chose this specific day, the first day of the "seventh" month, to be the Day of Joy Unspeakable.
First, because the day begins the "seventh" month and "seven" is God's number for holiness, perfection, wholeness and completion.
Second, because it was the day that Jesus Christ was born - September 11th, 3 BC; and the Satanic minions of Satan chose it to begin his final war on humanity! - September 11, 2001. I believe Lucifer chose this date to mock God, to proverbially poke a finger in God's eye! The Messiah was conceived by the Holy Spirit on what is our pagan Christmas Eve, Kislev 24. Marilyn Agee has noted the passage that confirms the Holy Spirit's conception of the Christ Child from Haggai 2:18-20.
Reflections on God's "Heptadic" Design Feature presents an incredible picture of God's calendar. God's "Heptadic" Design Feature is God's equivalent of what paper manufacturers do to identify their quality grade papers, known as the "watermark" of their finished product. It's God's calling card or means of authenticating His Holy Word. Consider the following combinations of "sevens" and a holy, Sabbath Day:
1. The 7th day of the week is the Holy Sabbath of God, God of Israel -(Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11; 31:12-17).
2. The 7th year is a Sabbatical Year -(Leviticus 25:4ff).
3. The 7th year times 7, is the beginning of the Year of Jubilee -(Leviticus 25:8ff).
4. The Sabbath that is the 1st day of The Feast of Matza (Feast of Unleavened Bread). This is the 15th day of the 1st Hebrew month. -(Leviticus 23:6-7).
5. The Sabbath that is the 7th day of the Feast of Matza (which is the 21st day of the 1st Month). -(Leviticus 23:8).
6. The Sabbath of Shavuot (Pentecost) is the 7th week, plus one day, after the Feast of Passover. -(Leviticus 23:15).
7. The Sabbath that is the 1st day of the 7th Month: Yom Teruah (The Feast of Unspeakable Joy).
8. The Sabbath that is the 10th day of the 7th Month: Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement).
9. The Sabbath that is the 15th day of the 7th Month: The 1st day of Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles).
10.The Sabbath that is the 22nd day of the 7th Month: The 8th Day' of Sukkot.
These yearly Sabbaths can fall on any day of the week. They are not confined to 'Saturday'. God's use of the number "seven" revolves around the theme of Sabbath holiness and the first day of the "seventh" month is holy because it's the beginning of the "seventh" month. It's the only 'first day' (or New Moon; new month), of any month that is holy in the Bible.
As it is with the yearly cycle, so it is with the heavenly reality. The "seventh" month prophetically ushers in the beginning of the End of Time. That's why the first day of the month is Holy. It's not only the beginning of the end of the Feast Days in the natural yearly cycle, but also the beginning of what these last three holy times picture, the End of Time as we know it.
While many dispute this, including the corrupt pagan Roman Catholic Church, along with its daughter churches, the date of the Messiah's birth date, Dr. Ernest L. Martin's book, 'The Star That Astonished The World' remains as the most documented and accurate book ever published to establish the earthly date of Jesus Christ's birth date. The reader can read the book FREE online at 'www.askelm.com/star/index.asp' - the book was originally published back in 1991. Over the years I have read numerous different studies and reports prepared by people recognized as well-known reputable theologians. Dr. Martin, now deceased, in my opinion, offered the most credible work on this topic, and no others, to my recollection ever addressed the astronomical evidence that corroborates his work.
The important point to take away from this post is that Jesus Christ fulfilled the first four (the Spring Festivals), precisely to the month, the day, the hour, and even to the moment, becomes compelling evidence and reason enough to believe that the Lord Christ Jesus will do so again beginning with Rosh HaShannah, or Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah! We have here, no less than, ten more examples of the Divine "Heptadic" Design Feature in the Creator's Calendar.
While I certainly will not be unhappy if the Rapture happened tomorrow, or next week, I am confident the collective evidence I have shared supports Rosh HaShanah, and the next one is only eleven months away. When we think in terms of "next year" we perceive it as a long time, but when we look at in terms of just eleven months or under eleven months, it doesn't seem quite as far away as when thinking in terms of next year. People hold their own reasoning for other dates, but like the captain of the submarine in the movie "Hunt for Red October", my mantra is 'steady as you go'. It's looking more and more turbulent every day for sure. Remember Who it was nearly 2,000 years ago that said words to the affect of what we are seeing! Keep the faith and keep looking up, your redemption is getting closer. This is no time to be unhinged by the fear mongers. We can see it for our self in the daily news.
Maranatha, Lord Come,