Dating The Rapture?

Q. I’m not trying to set the date of the Rapture, I’m just excited because I believe it’s right around the corner so to speak…when I hear you, and other bible prophecy scholars speak of things like “what the Old Testament conceals, the New Testament reveals” and “what the Old Testament contains, the New Testament explains” I can’t help but apply that concept to the rapture of the church, and the fact so many New Testament episodes coincided with the exact dates of certain episodes in the Old Testament. Like coming full circle, or ‘what goes around comes around’.

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Rapture On April 6?

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.

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Finding The Jubilee Year

Q. How important is it to accurately know when the next jubilee year is?  According to Josephus, the last Jubilee celebrated in the land was in the fall of 27 A.D.  (A well known author) also said that Jesus started His public ministry in 27 A.D. by reading from Isa. 61:1-2, proclaiming the favorable year of the Lord.  Wouldn’t it be very likely that He will also return in the next jubilee year in 2027-2028?  That puts the rapture around 2020.  I hope the next jubilee year is in 2017-2018, but wouldn’t Josephus’ date be accurate?  Thanks for all your diligent work!

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Did The Exodus Really Happen?

Q. I love your site and agree with you on most all topics after research so I would love some help here.  Someone questioned me on the validity of the exodus from Egypt and proof of it.  I am having a hard time coming across any and would love some help.  Did it really happen?

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Judas And The Scapegoat

Q. Thank you for all you do to help us understand scripture more fully.  I have a question about Judas.  Is there any correlation between the scapegoat in the Old testament and Judas in the NT?  Of course, Judas was not innocent like the scapegoat, but the way in which Judas died (Acts 1:18) is so similar in manner to the scapegoat’s death from being pushed off a cliff that it made me ask.  Many Christians blame Judas for Jesus death, and although his actions played a part in the final outcome, it was Jesus himself who laid down his life for us.  Each of us is responsible for the death of Jesus because of our sin, but human nature just naturally seeks out someone else to blame.  Is there any significance in the similarities?

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When Was The Church Born?

Q. Again, thanks for so much wonderful help in understanding the Scriptures. I still don’t have a grasp on this yet. When did the church actually start? Was it when Jesus breathed on the disciples in John 20:22? Or was it at the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2? Weren’t the disciples born again in John 20:22, therefore starting the church, or is that a wrong assumption? We know that Pentecost is a celebration of the first fruits, and that those saved on the Day of Pentecost were the first fruits of the harvest, so does John 20:22 not qualify as the first fruits of the church?

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Rapture On Pentecost?

Q. I am wondering … what else has to happen before the Lord returns?  I waffled back and forth between pre and mid for many years and now that I feel like I have a solid belief in pre-trib, I am wondering what prophecies still need to be fulfilled, if any.  My daughter keeps mentioning something about a red heifer, but I am not sure where that comes into play.

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Why Did The Lord Linger On Earth, Follow Up

Q. Regarding the question about what did Christ do on earth during the time between his Resurrection and Pentecost.    I’m surprised that you didn’t mention that there are 50 days between the Jewish Feast of the First-fruits, and the Feast of Pentecost.  Jesus was on earth for 40 days after His resurrection.  10 days after His Ascension was Pentecost.  This was the fulfillment of those feasts. Continue reading…

Between The Ascension And Pentecost

Q. I just can’t seem to get enough of your website.  I have learned more in the last few days than I have in the last few years!  Blessings upon blessings to you for sharing your wisdom!!

One thing I am wondering is… Why is there 10 days between the ascension of Yeshua and His giving of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?   Numbers are always significant and so I am wondering what this means or is symbolic of?   Why didn’t he send the Holy Spirit right away?  Thanks!! Continue reading…

Was Darius Queen Esther’s Son?

Q. I just read an article in the Jerusalem Post that quotes a 13th century Rabbi saying that Esther’s son was named Darius.

I am not real familiar with the exact period of time that Ester lived and affected the life of the Persian King but I believe it was during the time of the Babylonian exile. Is it possible that this Darius is the same king that gave the order to rebuild the Temple? Continue reading…