I have some memory problems too. My mind works, but sometimes it doesnít work in a reasonable time. I just have to wait until it clears, and take notes. Ed said he thought my brain was so filled with all the stuff I have studied through the years that it just takes some time to find things. From the time I learned to read, I have studied something, from nutrition and Astronomy to the Bible. I seldom watch movies, takes too much time for nothing. I do watch the Lakers, Clippers, Angels and Dodgers. I get to where I canít sit in this chair any longer. Have to take a break. Ed was glad I liked to watch the games. He said he got to watch a lot of good games that way. He was such a sweetie, he would have watched whatever I wanted to watch, but he was glad the way it turned out.
> I've come to the conclusion that the Julian calendar (which I can't seem > to figure out) is the better calendar to use when it comes to feast > days. Hence your coming up with May 5th settles very well with me.
The Gregorian Calendar is about the same as the Julian, but it has more Leap Years. The Julian was falling behind, because it didnít have enough Leap Years. The Romans were just too lackadaisical about figuring leap years. The Julian was 10 days behind when we changed to the Gregorian by eliminating 10 days. The days of the week were preserved, however. They have been marching on correctly ever since Adam was created.
We are being shown by the Lord to follow the Eastern Orthodox use of the Julian Calendar for figuring Easter, because he sends the Holy Fire to Jesusí Tomb on Holy Saturday just about every year. One year, I think 1947, someone decided to try to update the Julian Calendar, and the Holy Fire did not come that year. They went back to using the Julian that was used in 30 AD, and the Holy Fire has appeared every year since. I think that Holy Fire is showing us where the true tomb of Christ is located, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (not in the Garden Tomb) and how to figure Easter.
> Christ was the barley offering.
Yes, Christ is the sheaf on Firstfruits, but the Omer is a barley measure, and 40 Omers equals Ascension Day. We are the rest of the barley harvest. The wheat harvest starts on Pentecost and ends on the Feast of Trumpets.
> BTW, the Orthodox Easter as you said is May 5th. Ascension is June 13th > and Pentecost is June 23rd.
Thanks for giving me the Orthodox Ascension Day and Pentecost. I didnít know those.
> I don't care when.....I just want to be ready. He deserves that.
It is important that we are ready, and have confessed all sins we can think of. Then we're ok whenever it is.
In the meantime, we can go by 2 Peter 1:4-11.
2Pe 1:4-11 says, " Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity (agape, God's kind of love). 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind (i.e., like a Laodicean), and cannot see afar off (heaven), and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
Steve W2 (6 Apr 2013) "Marilyn Agee"
I should have commented on your study when I posted earlier but old age is getting the better of me!
I've come to the conclusion that the Julian calendar (which I can't seem to figure out) is the better calendar to use when it comes to feast days. Hence your coming up with May 5th settles very well with me.
I realize that scripture trumps all but since the Lord has had me on a diet (over the last 4 years) of "repentance", my spirit seems to guide me in a greater way.
Sorry about the detour. My favorite time for us to go home would be Pentecost. I too, along with others, believe the bride is the 2 loaves of bread presented to the Father. Christ was the barley offering. Somehow I don't believe that Pentecost is yet fulfilled. And since God is a God of order....it seems reasonable to expect the conclusion of one feast before moving onto the last three. Now He may accomplish more than one at the same time but that's my two cents.
BTW, the Orthodox Easter as you said is May 5th. Ascension is June 13th and Pentecost is June 23rd.
I don't care when.....I just want to be ready. He deserves that.