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HIGH WATCH ALERT: SUNDAY - MONDAY (Tu B'Av)

Called the greatest festival in Judaism, the "Valentine's Day" of Israel, the most mysterious Jewish holiday, and the "festival of Future Redemption".  I had not heard about this festival until only a few months ago, but what I learned blew me away:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_B'Av

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/53680/jewish/15th-of-Av.htm

Symbolic of the rapture in at least three key ways:

1.) Jewish virgin girls would wear white linen (that they borrowed) and go out into the vineyards dancing and waiting for a groom to pick them.  If this doesn't sound like us, the Bride of Christ, clean because we are wearing the borrowed righteousness of Christ, and awaiting our groom to steal us away... I don't know what does!

2.) According to tradition, on this date each year during the 40 years of the Israelites in the wilderness, Moses had many of the people dig their own graves and sleep in them.  The next morning they would rise out of the grave symbolizing the resurrection and permittance to enter the Promised Land.

3.) "The Last Trump": the Hebrew calendar begins on Rosh Hashanah (usually overlaps with our Gregorian September).  In Judaism the trump is blown on each holiday and Tu B'Av would be the last trump before the new year starts next month.

4.) Tu B'Av is also called the "Festival of Wood-bearing" as it was a date appointed for bringing the wood offering into the Temple.  For believers, we bear the cross into the Holy of Holies... we offer the sacrifice of Christ as our atonement.

...And to top it all off... this Tu B'Av features a supermoon:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/supermoon-august-2014-how-to-see_n_5659215.html

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1 comment :

  1. we're so close I can almost smell it. I can certainly feel it. what a burden.

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