Hi Pastor Riley;
> (in 2009) I wrote a Bible study entitled “So Simple!” In that study I > emphasized how the Lord had shown me that only two of the Jewish Holy > Days given to Israel in Leviticus 23 typify the resurrection and rapture > of New Testament believers. Those two Jewish Holy Days are “firstfruits” > and Pentecost. > (http://kingdomengineers.com/pentecost-revisitedprophetic-picture-of-the-rapture/)
I also think the Rapture will be on Pentecost, hopefully Sunday, June 12, 2016.
I NOW THINK THERE ARE THREE RAPTURES
1. Unleavened Bread: i.e., Firstfruits, Sun. April 9, 30 AD: Old Testament saints taken to heaven on the 2nd day of Unleavened Bread
2. Pentecost: wise-virgin saints (about Mid-Trib, maybe Sun. June 12, 2016)
3. Tabernacles: foolish-virgin saints (end of the Great Tribulation, maybe Mon. October 14, 2019)
That is why the males were to go up to Jerusalem on Unleavened Bread, Pentecost and Tabernacles.
SECOND RAPTURE (ITh 4:16,17), MID-TRIB
As a pattern, Rev 1:9-11 says, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion IN TRIBULATION, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was (lit., became) in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega".
Rev 4:1 says, "behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER".
Rev 10:11 says, "And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings."
Rev 11:1-3 says, "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, RISE (i.e., in the Mid-Trib Rapture), and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months (i.e., during the Great Tribulation). 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth."
Rev 13:5-11 says, "And there was given unto him (i.e., the first beast, Antichrist) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months (i.e., until Mid-Trib). 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and THEM THAT DWELL IN HEAVEN (i.e., the Second Rapture takes place just before Mid-Trib). 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints (i.e., the foolish-virgin saints who were left behind), and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 And I beheld another beast (i.e., the Satan-possessed False Prophet) coming up out of the earth (i.e., at Mid-Trib); and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."
LAST RAPTURE, AT THE END OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION (ICo 15:51-54)
Rev 11:11-13 says, "And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them (i.e., Moses and Elijah, the two witnesses), and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, COME UP HITHER. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake".