Q. In comparing different clues as to which of the fall Jewish Feasts corresponds with the Rapture (2011) and the second coming (2018) I am confused. In your post on July 3rd you state that “The second coming will likely come on Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets). You went on to make the excellent point that since that holiday takes place during the new moon, no one knows the day or the hour. Wow, what a great explanation!
Here is my confusion. I thought that Rosh Hashanah corresponded with the rapture which in 2011 falls on September 29-30. Jewish tradition holds that the resurection of the dead falls on Rosh Hashanah hence the Rapture. Also the Rapture is associated with the blowing of a loud trumpet.
The second coming 2018 which falls on September 19, seems to correspond with Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) when “They look upon Him who they have pierced”, repent of their sins, and receive Him as their Messiah. Thank you in advance for your answer, Glory to Him.
A. I’m not convinced the Rapture will come on any Jewish feast date, at least not on purpose. I think there are many more reasons for the 2nd Coming to fulfill Rosh Hashanah. As for the Jewish tradition of the resurrection, the faithful of Israel will be resurrected at the 2nd Coming and the unfaithful 1000 years later (Daniel 12:1-2).
I also believe Yom Kippur will be fulfilled 10 days after the 2nd Coming, not 7 years later. I know there are some who disagree, primarily because they believe the rapture has to come on a feast day. But I believe the rapture is a number specific event, not a date specific one. In other words the rapture will come on the day when the full number of gentiles has come in (Romans 11:25), regardless of what day that happens to be. Also there are many trumpets on Rosh Hashanah, but only one at the rapture. Finally, I believe Zechariah 12:10 will be fulfilled before the 2nd Coming, not after it.