Q. This is a quote of yours from a question about the rapture still being 300 years away and I have a question regarding it.
“Finally, we should note that in this passage the concluding event is the restoration of the Kingdom for Israel. It has nothing to do with the Rapture of the Church which can happen at any moment. Using his calculations and beginning at the Resurrection, Hosea’s prophecy of Israel’s restoration will be fulfilled around 2032, within the window of time I’ve previously established of 2018-2037.”
Does this mean that the rapture wouldn’t happen until 7 years before 2032? Approximately 2025? That seems like a LONG ways off!!
And another question: You have said you don’t think the rapture would occur on a Jewish Holiday, which Pentecost is, but I don’t understand that. If He didn’t come on a Jewish Holiday, how would they know for sure if He was truly their Messiah? And the church was born on Pentecost, which is a Jewish Holiday, why wouldn’t it be raptured on a Jewish Holiday?
Thanks for all your wisdom!! I can’t wait to meet you when we get to Heaven!!
A. As I said in my answer the Rapture can happen at any moment. The fact that it has to take place at least 7 years before the 2nd Coming doesn’t mean that it can’t happen before that time.
I’ve also said that the Rapture doesn’t have to happen on a Jewish Feast day. In fact, being a secret event it probably won’t come on any day that we could have predicted in advance. The Rapture is not designed to show Israel that Jesus is their Messiah. It’s designed to remove the Church from Earth before the End Times judgments.
Each Jewish feast day has both a historical and prophetic fulfillment. The historical fulfillment of Pentecost was the giving of the Law at Mt. Sinai. The prophetic fulfillment was the birth of the Church. Only the Fall Feasts have yet to be prophetically fulfilled. But remember, they’re for Israel, not the church. I think they’ll be fulfilled after the Church is gone.