Q. Re: Rapture References. I really enjoyed subject article. Your identifying Daniel 3 as describing End Times events was new to me. However, the reason for this email is to ask if you see the coming of renewing animal sacrifice at Passover 2010 as an indication that God will again be focusing on Israel as of that date/time. I’m just wondering if that could mean that the Rapture will occur before April 6, assuming such sacrifices actually occur? When I first read about this a couple weeks ago, it seemed profound to me; but I haven’t found anyone else who seems to make the same connection. Am I reaching too much? I would appreciate your thoughts on this.
A. I don’t believe the sacrifice of an animal next passover is at all certain. But in any case, the nation of Israel has not officially returned to it’s covenant with God and won’t do so until after the Battle of Ezekiel 38. (Ezek. 39:22). It’s possible that the rapture could occur on or before April 6, 2010, but if it does it won’t be due to the sacrifice of a passover lamb on a mobile altar in Jerusalem. It will be because the Church will have reached its full number.