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The Ark, the Open Door, and Rosh Hashanah



After these things I saw, and behold, a door opened in the sky, and the first voice that I heard—as of a trumpet speaking with me, saying, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must come to pass after these things'; and immediately I was in [the] Spirit, and behold, a throne was set in Heaven, and on the throne is [One] sitting (Rev. 4:1-2, LSV).


At the conclusion of the Church Age (a.k.a. the "Dispensation of God's Grace," Eph. 3:2), a span of time portrayed in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, the apostle John suddenly sees an open door in heaven, hears a voice like a trumpet, transitions immediately from being in the flesh to in [the] Spirit and rises up from the earthly realm to God's throne in heaven.

These opening lines from the 4th chapter of Revelation are widely believed among the watchmen to represent the (Pre-Tribulation) Resurrection and Rapture of the Church. Moreover, the combined elements of a door opening, trumpet sound, bodily transformation, and sudden translation to heaven add further support to the belief that chapter 4 is the "open door" of the Body of Christ's escape from the coming Tribulation on earth (Rev. 3:8, 10; cf. 1 Thess. 4:16-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-52).

Granted, if you've got thick wax clogging up those spiritual ears of yours, then there isn't much use in trying to explain the beauty and simplicity of the transition from chapter 3 to chapter 4 which represents both the end of the Church Age and the Pre-Tribulation escape of the Body of Christ. I don't know what else to tell you. The intended meaning is evident from the symbology, word order, and textual arrangement concerning what the Spirit is telegraphing. If you are a believer and can't see this, pray for a divine Q-tip swabbing!

I am using Revelation 4:1-2 as the starting point for this current study, because many in the Body are already on board with the understanding that these verses represent the "last trump" of 1 Cor. 15:52 and the Church's entrance into the throne room of God (see also "Who are the 24 Elders?"). My focus in this presentation regards the timing of the events in chapter 4:

When does the door to God's temple in heaven open so that the Church may go up and go in? What does Scripture say?

My hope is that this study will serve as a supplement to a previous article, 2020 Rapture Theory: The Third-Day Birthday, adding further weight and support to a highly anticipated "Third-Day" birth into glory for the entire Body of Christ this September 2020. The end of summer and conclusion of the third year after the Revelation 12 sign just-so-happens to converge and align with the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar. Moreover, the seventh month is also a beginning—i.e. Rosh Hashanah—the start of what is commonly referred to as "the civil year" (as distinct from the religious or ecclesiastical year).

Therefore, take heed to the mystery: seven is one, and one is seven...





Seven is One, and One is Seven


As I was gathering research for this study, I was shown an interesting pattern in the book of Revelation involving a phrase that is repeated four times with slight variation throughout the book. Here is the phrase in its root form:

And there were flashes of lightning, voices, and peals of thunder...

When read together as a unit, all four passages containing this phrase have similar themes and appear to build toward a climactic end. Take a look for yourself:


(1) Revelation 4:5


And out of the throne proceed lightnings, and thunders, and voices; and seven lamps of fire are burning before the throne, which are the Seven Spirits of God (LSV).


(2) Revelation 8:5-6

And the messenger took the censer, and filled it out of the fire of the altar, and cast [it] to the earth, and there came voices, thunders, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven messengers who are having the seven trumpets prepared themselves that they may sound the trumpets (LSV).


(3) Revelation 11:19


And the temple of God was opened in Heaven, and the Ark of His Covenant was seen in His temple, and there came lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail (LSV).


(4) Revelation 16:17-18


And the seventh messenger poured out his bowl on the air, and there came forth a great voice from the temple of Heaven, from the throne, saying, 'It is done!' And there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and a great earthquake came, such as has not come since men came on the earth, so mighty an earthquake—so great! (LSV).


There is a lot that could be gleaned by observing this peculiar thread throughout Revelation, however, I will highlight one significant discovery that relates to our current study on Rosh Hashanah (the first and seventh month; i.e. "the one and seven").

Here is the big idea: All four passages signal both an end and a beginning of something. The number seven represents divine completion, perfection, or rest, and the number one represents unity, primacy, and a beginning.

Chapter 4 has already been discussed as both the end of the Church Age and the beginning of the Tribulation Period (i.e. the final week of seven [years]; see Daniel 9:27). Before the Lamb of God takes the scroll of judgment and opens any of its seals, the complete and glorified Body of Christ is present in the throne room of God. Regarding Rev. 4:1-5, perhaps this is why we do not find any mention of "hail" or an "earthquake" added to "lightnings, voices, and thunders," because the seven-sealed scroll has yet to be opened until the entire Body of Christ has been taken up to God's temple in heaven.

Chapter 8 begins with the opening of seal number seven (Rev. 8:1). Then we find mention of seven angels and seven trumpets (Rev. 8:2, 6). Thus, the second citation of "lightnings, voices, and thunders" in this storyline confirms the proposed theme of both an end and a beginning—the end of the seals and the beginning of the trumpets.

Chapter 11: Rev. 11:15-19 is curiously and intentionally wedged between the account of the two witnesses and the central passage of the book: Revelation 12. Note that when angel number seven blows his trumpet, this signals the beginning of several things: (1) The reign of the LORD and His Christ - Rev. 11:15; (2) God's wrath against the nations - Rev. 11:18; (3) The judgment/reward of dead saints - Rev. 11:18; and (4) The opening of God's temple in heaven - Rev. 11:19.

Chapter 16 signals the end of the Tribulation with the climactic battle of "Armageddon" (Rev. 16:16). Therefore, the final mention of "lightnings, voices, and thunders" solidifies the theme of a simultaneous end and beginning (i.e. the end of the Times of the Gentiles and the beginning of Christ's reign on earth). Yet again, we see angel number seven in action emptying out bowl number seven and thus completing God's wrath against Babylon the Great and the rest of the nations of the world (Rev. 16:17-21). It is the end of this present age, and the start of a new one—the 1,000 year millennial reign of Christ.

And so, as you can see from the above pattern, there is something going on in the last book of the Bible regarding a significant overlap between "one" and "seven." At key junctures throughout Revelation, John employs the "lightnings, voices, and thunders" phrase to signal the completion of one thing and the commencement of another.

Thus, based on this one/seven pattern in Revelation, I submit to you that we are hurtling toward the most highly anticipated one/seven alignment in two millennia. At the time of publication, we are days away from the end of Summer and the start of the Fall season. And even before the equinox, we must first reckon with the first of Tishri (9/17-18), which is the start of both the first and seventh month according to the two main calendars found in the Bible*

*Chronologically, Ethanim/Tishri began as the first month and did not become the seventh month until the time of Moses and the birth of Israel as God's chosen nation. After the Exodus, Aviv/Nisan became the first month cf. Ex. 12:1-2; 13:3-4; Lev. 23:5; Est. 3:7.

According to the biblical evidence, the "one/seven" overlap on Rosh Hashanah this year holds tremendous promise to be the official end of the Age of Grace and the beginning of the events shown to us in Revelation chapter 4 (e.g. first the Resurrection/Rapture/Glorification of the Body of Christ, and then the subsequent 7-year Tribulation period).

Furthermore, there is only one period of time during the calendar year when the sun clothes the woman in the sky, and we have entered that season once again (cf. Rev. 12:1-2). Also, it wouldn't be the first time a Christ-birth event occurred at this particular crossroad on the calendar. Earlier I alluded to another notable one/seven event that took place two millennia ago. Indeed, many believe based on astronomical and biblical evidence that the Lord Jesus himself was born in Bethlehem on Tishri 1, Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets in 3 B.C.

In support of a Tishri 1/Feast of Trumpets date for the birth of Christ, here is a brief excerpt from Dr. Michael Heiser's book Reversing Hermon:


[A] trumpet was to be blown on Tishri 1, which in the rabbinic period came to be viewed as the beginning of the New Year. God's eschatological judgment of all people was expected to fall on this day...the New Year trumpet also proclaimed hope in the ongoing and ultimate kingship of God, in God's judgment and reward according to people's deeds, and in Israel's final restoration...the astronomical reconstruction of the circumstances of Revelation 12:1-7 that produces a birth date for the Messiah of September 11, 3 B.C., was also the beginning of the Jewish New Year in 3 B.C. (Rosh Ha-Shanah)—Tishri 1, the Day of Trumpets. The Feast of Trumpets/Tishri 1 was also the day that many of the ancient kings and rulers of Judah reckoned as their inauguration day of rule. This procedure was followed consistently in the time of Solomon, Jeremiah, and Ezra. This is a powerful piece of evidence for the astronomical reading of Revelation 12:1-7 as celestial signs of the birth of the messianic king (66, emphasis mine).


If Jesus was born on Tishri 1/Feast of Trumpets in 3 B.C. as the astronomical data suggests, and since we know that the precise fulfillment of Rev. 12:1-2 didn't occur until September 23, 2017, then it is likely that the Body of Christ has an upcoming due date on the Feast of Trumpets—the Head of the New Year (Rosh Hashanah). Think about it: This birthday celebration would be the most compelling "one-seven" convergence of all time. On the only "one/seven" day of the year (Tishri 1), the seven churches would be permanently united and joined to their one God and Savior, Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)!

Recall from the above citation that Rosh Hashanah was also the day when the kings of Judah held their inauguration (in a similar vein, a newly elected President of the United States gets inaugurated at the beginning of the new year in the month of January). Is there evidence of a one/seven birth and "inauguration" event within the surrounding context of Revelation 12?

Yes!

Note the proximity of the seventh angel who blows the last trumpet (Rev. 11:15) and the start of Christ's iron-rodded rule in the following verses (Rev. 11:16-18). The Body of Christ is also given the same authority to rule in the nearby passage of Rev. 12:5. And even if the final sound of the seventh trumpet occurs at some point toward the end of the Tribulation, the apostle John and the Holy Spirit have other intentions besides communicating a strict chronological sequence of events. The textual arrangement of the seventh trumpet, inauguration of Christ's rule, God's temple in heaven opening (Rev. 11:19), and the Revelation 12 "birth" and rapture of the Body of Christ are all interrelated thematically.

In other words, this one/seven pattern goes deep...really deep (1 Cor. 2:10).





The Open Door and the Appearance of the Ark


Types and shadows abound in the Old Testament, but Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment and reality of these prefigurements (Col. 2:17; Heb. 8:1-6; Rev. 19:10). The Ark of the covenant is no exception. In a word, Jesus is the Ark (so get on board while there's still time)!

In Revelation 11:19 (the third "one/seven" passage listed above), we find the only mention of "the Ark" in a book that is loaded with Old Testament imagery and symbolism. However, instead of the earthly copy and shadow, the Ark that appears in God's heavenly temple is actually Jesus himself. And this "Ark" does not appear in the temple of God empty-handed. On the contrary, as soon as that temple door opens, the "Ark" of Rev. 11:19 will arrive carrying precious cargo—those who have taken refuge in Him (Ps. 2:12; 34:8)!




Bonus: I've observed that several brothers and sisters have seen the number 717 (seven, one, seven) repeatedly over these past few years, whether through dreams, visions, or during their day-to-day routine. Perhaps the "one/seven" pattern highlighted in this article relates in some way to these supernatural confirmations. And check this out: I looked up the root of the Hebrew word most commonly translated as "ark" in the Bible (Strong's 727), and wouldn't you know—"aron" comes from "arah," which is Strong's 717, meaning "to gather, to pluck!" Hello, harpazo!

I had never considered Revelation 11:19 as a "Rapture" passage until very recently. Like many of you, I had assumed this verse was talking about the end of the Tribulation, so it couldn't possibly refer to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. However, there is more going on in this text than the surface-level reading. As I stated earlier, John and the Holy Spirit are not communicating a strict chronology of end-time events—they are retelling (or, reshowing) the same story over and over using different words and symbols (hence, this is why Rev. 12:5 is equal to Rev. 4:1, and vice versa; cf. Rev. 10:11, "...you must prophesy again...").

One could also make the case that Revelation 11:19 functions as a "hinge" or "linchpin" verse that stands all on its own. It could serve as the conclusion of 11:15-18, but then again, it could also be the prelude to 12:1-17. And it could be both! Remember, the one/seven principle goes deep! Is it the last trump to end the Tribulation and start the Millennial reign, or is it the last trump of the Rapture to start the Tribulation? What if it's not an "either-or" but a "both-and"?

Perhaps the layers of depth and meaning found in Rev. 11:19 and its preceding context of 11:15-18 help to explain why some jump to conclusions and place the Rapture of the Church late in the Tribulation at the seventh trumpet. It's possible they are not willing or able to recognize the overlapping layers of fulfillment.

Anyway, if you are tracking with me at this point, let's investigate the rest of Scripture to see if we can determine when the temple of God opens in order that a righteous nation may enter in (Isa. 26:2, 20). As I hope to demonstrate through a survey of Old Testament passages, the "one/seven" principle, the Ark, and Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets are interwoven throughout this thread which ultimately ties back to the open door of Rev. 4:1-2; 11:19 and the appearance of Jesus and His Church ("the Ark of the [new] covenant") in God's temple in heaven.


Genesis 8:13

In Noah's six hundred and first year, on the first day of the first month [Ethanim/Tishri], the waters had dried up from the earth. So Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry (Berean Study Bible, brackets mine).


On Noah's 601st birthday (cf. Gen. 7:11), on the first day of the first month, water is taken away so that dry land will appear again (recall Gen. 1:9-10). Note: The first day of the first month in this text is not referring to Aviv/Nisan; it is referring to the first of a month that would eventually be named in Scripture as Ethanim/Tishri. Noah's act of removing the covering from the ark is highly suggestive of a future time when heaven will open for God's people to see the light of a new day and experience a new beginning. The Hebrew word mikseh ("covering") found in this verse is the same word used for the cover of the Tabernacle, or Tent of Meeting (Ex. 40:19; Num. 3:25). And keep in mind that this temporary dwelling, or meeting place (ohel moed, lit. "tent of the appointed time"), was a shadow of the heavenly Tabernacle (see Heb. 9:11; Rev. 11:19)!


Exodus 25:22

And I have met with you there, and have spoken with you from off the propitiatory covering [mercy seat] from between the two cherubim, which are [are] on the Ark of the Testimony, all that which I command you concerning the sons of Israel (LSV).


The overarching biblical theme of "the Ark" of salvation continues as YHWH instructs another deliverer, Moses, to build "the Ark of His covenant/testimony." Again, the Ark of Testimony is a shadow and prefiguring of Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice via the New Covenant. Moreover, instead of physical tablets of stone placed inside a wooden box, believers who are reconciled to God under the New Covenant now have the Law placed inside their own hearts (2 Cor. 3:3; Heb. 10:14-18).


Leviticus 23:23-25

And YHWH speaks to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first of the month, you have a Sabbath, a memorial of shouting [teruah], a holy convocation; you do no servile work [rest], and you have brought a fire-offering near to YHWH (LSV, brackets mine).


Likely the most well-known and authoritative Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets passage. Yet, in comparison to the other feast days, the information given in these verses about the fifth moed ("feast/appointed time") is brief, cryptic, and less developed. Probably intentional on God's part if this feast is the culmination of the "mystery" of the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 15:51-52; Eph. 5:32). Going forward, note the specific date (first of the seventh month), the word zikkaron ("memorial/remembrance"), and teruah ("shouting, blast [of the trumpet]"). Teruah, as in Yom Teruah (Day of Shouting/Trumpet Blast), comes from the root word rua, which sounds awfully close to ruach—breath, wind, and spirit (as in Holy Spirit; cf. Isa. 26:17-18, "...we gave birth to wind..."; Acts 2:1-2; 2 Thess. 2:3, 7; Rev. 4:1-2)!


Numbers 29:1

And in the seventh month, on the first of the month, you have a holy convocation; you do no servile work; it is a day of shouting [teruah] to you (LSV, brackets mine).


This passage in the book of Numbers confirms what we've already seen in Leviticus 23. As far as typology and fulfillment, there isn't too much that we could add except further etching the first of the seventh month and teruah into our minds.


Joshua 6:4-6 

And seven priests carry seven horns of the rams before the Ark, and on the seventh day you go around the city seven times, and the priests blow with the horns, and it has been, in the prolonging of the horn of the ram, in your hearing the voice of the horn, all the people shout [with] a great shout [teruah], and the wall of the city has fallen under it, and the people have gone up [alah], each straight before him.' And Joshua son of Nun calls to the priests and says to them, 'Carry the Ark of the Covenant, and seven priests carry seven horns of the rams before the Ark of YHWH (LSV, brackets mine).


The first time I saw this passage cited as a reference to the Rapture of the Church and the Feast of Trumpets was back in 2008 from a Zola Levitt presentation called "The Seven Feasts of Israel." There is a lot of gold in this entire chapter, but I will draw your attention to the repetition of the number seven, the shofar ("ram's horn/trumpet"), our key word teruah from Lev. 23:24, and all the people going up (Heb. alah, "to ascend," this is the same word from our Third-Day Birthday article that occurs 888 times; e.g. Gen. 22:4; 40:20; Ex. 19:20). Lastly, in relation to Rev. 11:19, after the walls fall (i.e. "the open door"), note that Joshua (a.k.a. Yeshua/Jesus) leads His people to carry the Ark up to the city!


1 Samuel 20:5, 18, 24

David said to Jonathan, 'Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit at the table with the king. But let me go, that I may hide myself in the field till the third day at evening...[t]hen Jonathan said to him, 'Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty...So David hid himself in the field. And when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food (ESV).


A lot of confirmation in this one. David, the covenant king and royal ancestor of the Messiah, hides himself on...Rosh Hashanah! How do we know that this isn't just any ol' new moon? Take a look at 1 Sam. 20:6. We are given a major clue from the phrase, "annual/yearly sacrifice," which is a sure-fire reference to Yom Kippur ("Day of Atonement"), a feast that occurs ten days after Trumpets on the tenth of the seventh month based on Lev. 23:27. As an added bonus, we have mention of "the third day," sitting at the table/feasting with the king, and "being missed" on the day of the new moon in the seventh month.


2 Samuel 6:15-17

And David and all the house of Israel are bringing up the Ark of YHWH with shouting [teruah], and with the voice of a horn, and it has come to pass, the Ark of YHWH has come into the City of David, and Michal daughter of Saul has looked through the window and sees King David moving and dancing before YHWH, and she despises him in her heart. And they bring in the Ark of YHWH, and set it up in its place, in the midst of the tent which David has spread out for it, and David causes burnt-offerings and peace-offerings to ascend [alah] before YHWH (LSV, brackets mine).


Here we see David again, the royal seed who foreshadows the future Messianic King, "bringing up the Ark" to Mt. Zion with teruah and shofar (trumpet) blast. The presence of the Ark in God's dwelling place is cause for excessive celebration—gasp, even dancing!—much to the chagrin of the self-righteous and unbelieving. Additionally, in conjunction with the Ark finally making its way home to rest in God's tabernacle, David's sacrificial offerings alah ("ascend"—our 888, new beginning term).

P.S. When the temple door opens and once we're taken up to the Father's house, I'm looking forward to seeing your dance moves on God's great dance floor!


2 Chronicles 5:2-14

Then Solomon assembles the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, princes of the fathers of the sons of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up [alah] the Ark of the Covenant of YHWH from the City of David—it [is] Zion. And all the men of Israel are assembled to the king in the celebration—it [is] the seventh month; and all [the] elders of Israel come in, and the Levites lift up the Ark, and they bring up the Ark, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the holy vessels that [are] in the tent; the priests, the Levites, have brought them up... (LSV, brackets mine).


This one is a gold mine! Our Rosh Hashanah–one/seven–Ark of the Covenant matrix coalesces beautifully in this action-packed account of Solomon's dedication of the First Temple. If I had to choose just one solid type and prefiguring of Rev. 4–5; 11:19, then I would go with this passage: You've got a gathering of elders to the King, musical arrangement, and something akin to the "lightnings, voices, and thunderings" from our one/seven passages in Revelation (see 2 Chron. 5:13-14; cf. Deut. 31:14-15). And don't miss the detail about the timing of this event in Israel's history! Solomon's dedication of the temple and the ascent and arrival of the Ark into the Holy of Holies took place on the feast of the seventh month—Rosh Hashanah (2 Chron. 5:3; cf. 1 Kgs. 8:2)!


Ezra 3:1-2

And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. Then stood up Jeshua [Jesus] the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests...(KJV, brackets mine).


In order to see this Rosh Hashanah/Rapture connection, you'll have to get as close to the original Hebrew as possible because the precise word order is a major factor. I was shown this passage after praying and seeking the Lord for confirmation about a possible departure on the first of the seventh month (according to the "one/seven" discovery). To my surprise, not only do God's people gather together in Jerusalem on the first of the seventh month, more literally they assemble as "one man" (cf. Eph. 2:15; 4:13). And then, in verse two, the Hebrew reads literally: Then stood up Jeshua [Yeshua/Jesus]...and his brethren the priests!


Nehemiah 8:1-12

And all the people are gathered as one man to the broad place that [is] before the Water Gate, and they say to Ezra the scribe to bring the Scroll of the Law of Moses, that YHWH commanded Israel. And Ezra the priest brings the Law before the assembly, both of men and women, and everyone intelligent to hear, on the first day of the seventh month (LSV).


This passage mirrors Ezra and confirms that all the people gathered together as one man on the first of the seventh month. For brevity's sake I only quoted the first two verses above; however, take a look at the rest of the chapter. This momentous scene in Israel's history echoes the First Temple's dedication ceremony, which we've covered already (see 2 Chron. 5). Note that on this particular Rosh Hashanah, the people of God were told explicitly not to mourn or weep (repeated three times for emphasis; Neh. 8:9, 10, 11). Remind you of a New Testament parallel? How about 1 Thess. 4:13-18?


Psalm 27:5-6

For He hides me in a dwelling place in the day of evil, He hides me [sathar] in a secret place of His tent, He raises me up on a rock. And now my head is lifted up, above my enemies—who surround me, And I sacrifice in His tent sacrifices of shouting [teruah], I sing, indeed, I sing praise to YHWH (LSV, brackets mine).


As a result of being raised up, hidden, and concealed on the day of evil/trouble, the psalmist in turn "sacrifices" with shouts of joy—teruah. Sure sounds like a good fit for the Resurrection and Concealment of the Church on a future day of shouting and singing (Lev. 23:24; cf. Isa. 26:20-21; Zeph. 2:1-3; Rev. 3:10; 5:8-14). The Hebrew word sathar ("to hide, conceal") is found in one of our previous "one/seven" passages, when David hides on the day of the new moon in the seventh month (1 Sam. 20:5, 19, 24). Also, check out another occurrence of this term in Deut. 32:20, which immediately precedes Deut. 32:21!


Psalm 47:3, 5, 9

He subdues nations beneath us, and peoples under our feet...God has ascended [alah] amid shouts of joy [teruah], the LORD with the sound of the horn...the nobles of the nations have assembled as the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted (Berean Study Bible, brackets mine).



This one is surprising. It's not as well-known as the other Rosh Hashanah/teruah-related psalms, but it aligns perfectly with what we've seen so far. As it pertains to the Rapture of the Church, note the part about God subduing people underfoot (Mal. 4:2-3; Rom. 16:20; Heb. 2:5-13), the rua ("shout") in verse one and God ascending (alah) amid teruah in verse three, and the curious addition regarding the nobles/princes of the nations assembling [as] the people of the God of Abraham. Amazing!


Psalm 81:1-3

Cry aloud to God our strength, shout [rua] to the God of Jacob. Lift up a song, and give out a timbrel, a pleasant harp with stringed instrument. Blow a horn in the month, in the new moon, at the day of our festival (LSV, brackets mine).


Ironically, the true origin of the Hebrew word often translated "full moon" in verse three has been hidden and obscured erroneously. I don't know why many English versions continue to perpetuate the error, but even Strong's incorrectly labels the Hebrew as #3677 ("full moon"), when it should be #3680 ("to cover"). I double-checked the Masoretic Text on my Bible software as well as the text that is posted on sites like Bible Hub and Blue Letter Bible and confirmed the lexical misattribution. See for yourself and look carefully: The word in Ps. 81:3 transliterated kasah ("to cover") has the Hebrew letter hey as the third and final consonant, not aleph (compare with the keseh, "full moon," in Prov. 7:20). Therefore, verse three should read something like, "Blow the shofar (trumpet) on the new moon, on the [day of] covering, on the day of our feast." The rest of the Psalm after the Rosh Hashanah joy and trumpet blast (81:1-3) reads like a Deuteronomy 32 judgment against Israel (i.e. "Jacob's Trouble").


Psalm 89:15-16

O the blessedness of the people knowing the shout [teruah], O YHWH, they habitually walk in the light of Your face. They rejoice in Your Name all the day, and they are exalted in Your righteousness, for You [are] the beauty of their strength, and in Your good will is our horn exalted (LSV, brackets mine).


Indeed, if you are ready for the trumpet call of God and know what teruah means, then you are blessed! Note that the people who "know the shout" will be exalted/lifted up in YHWH's righteousness, which is none other than Jesus, the Messiah—the Ark of YHWH's covenant (Jer. 23:5-6; 1 Cor. 1:30). Also relevant to our seventh month theme is the superscription to this Psalm, (see Ps. 89:1, "...Ethan the Ezrahite..."). Ethan is the root word of Ethanim (Tishri)!


Psalm 132:8-9

Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. May Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and Your saints shout for joy (Berean Study Bible).


I've included this psalm, because it parallels Ps. 47 (especially verse 5) and foreshadows Rev. 4–5; 11:19. Also, the Hebrew term menuchah ("resting place") is used in Isa. 66:1 as a slight toward unbelieving Israel as they build the Third Temple, "...where is the house that you would build for Me, and where is the place of My rest?" However, before God opens the floodgates of His final judgment on Israel (Isa. 66:4), a voice, voice, voice (x3) from God's temple in heaven (Isa. 66:6; cf. Rev. 4:1) gives the go-ahead to lift up the Ark (the male-child of Isa. 66:7; Rev. 11:19; 12:5) above the earth to rest on Mt. Zion in heaven, the New Jerusalem!

Bonus: There is a 717 nugget hidden in Gen. 8:4. The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat (from Heb. arar, "curse") on the seventeenth day of the seventh month (717), which back then would have been Aviv/Nisan 17. By God's design, this event during Noah's day prefigured the relief and reversal of the curse (Gen. 5:29) and occurred on the very same day that Jesus would eventually provide relief from the curse of sin by rising from the dead (cf. Lev. 23:9-14; Lk. 24:1-8)!


Jeremiah 3:16

'In those days, when you multiply and increase in the land,' declares the LORD, 'no longer will they say, 'The ark of the LORD's covenant.' It will never come to mind, and no one will remember it or miss it, nor will another one be made (Berean Study Bible).


This passage sheds light on an accurate interpretation of Rev. 11:19. The earthly copy and shadow will not be missed, salvaged, or reconstructed, because the eternal Ark of YHWH's covenant (Jesus) will be forever present with God's people.


Ezekiel 46:1

Thus said Lord YHWH: 'The gate of the inner court that is looking eastward is shut [during] the six days of work, and on the day of rest it is opened, and in the day of the new moon it is opened (LSV).


This is an excellent passage to summarize and cap off this Rosh Hashanah/Rapture/Ark of the Covenant thread: When is God's temple in heaven opened so that a righteous nation may go up and go in? According to the template for the future Millennial Temple, the gate of the inner court that faces east opens on the Sabbath and in the day of the new moon. Recall that Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden of Eden in an eastward direction (Gen. 3:24). Thus, the entrance back into paradise faces east, and the Body of Christ will make its way back there soon (Rev. 2:7). Let's go!





A September to Remember


There has been no other time like this in history. We are coming up on the third Feast of Trumpets since the starting line of 9/23/2017 (Rosh Hashanah 2017 doesn't count because it missed the cut by a hair, occurring on 9/20-22 that year). Prior to three complete years after the Revelation 12 sign, we will arrive at the first of the seventh month, Rosh Hashanah 2020 (September 18-20). We've been around this track before and made it through a couple of dress rehearsals back in 2018 and 2019—but now we're "seasoned" and ready for the main event.

In addition to the Third-Day Birthday paradigm discussed in a previous post, we've now got a "one/seven" pattern and a buffet of Rosh Hashanah/Rapture types and shadows to add to the list. Oh, and if you haven't heard about this yet, brother Brandon Haynes discovered that Deuteronomy 32:21 is the 5780th verse in the Bible...yes, that Deut. 32:21, the first explicit prophecy regarding the Rapture of the Church in the Old Testament (see here)! Well, it gets better. According to the popular Jewish calendar recognized the world over, the current year 5780 is coming to a close—on Rosh Hashanah 2020!

Side note: Didn't a famous rabbi mention something about 5780 being "the year of corrections" with an additional note about war in heaven on Rosh Hashanah?!?! Is all of this a happy accident? Ha!!!

Here's all the ammunition in a bullet-point salvo to make the case for a September to Remember this month:

  • Third-Day Birthday Paradigm (3rd Rosh Hashanah after Rev-12 sign)
  • One/Seven Factor (Rosh Hashanah, an ending + a new beginning)
  • Year of Corrections, 5780, ending on Rosh Hashanah 2020
  • Deuteronomy 32:21 is the 5780th verse of the Torah
  • Kaduri's prophecy: War in heaven on Rosh Hashanah and his quote, "He will lift up the people and prove that His word and law are valid."

And before I close, I've got one last loose end to tie up regarding the word zikkaron from Lev. 23:24.

Remember! Rosh Hashanah/Trumpets is explicitly referred to as a memorial of shouting. The word translated as "memorial" can also mean "remembrance." Recall that when Scripture says "God remembers," it is a signal that He is about to act upon an original covenant promise given to His people (Gen. 8:1; 19:29; 30:22; Ex. 2:24; et al).




Also, do you remember "the book of remembrance" from Malachi 3:16? This special book refers to God's salvation of the Body of Christ prior to the Day of the LORD (see my article "Here Comes the Son"). Moreover, the word "remembrance" in Mal. 3:16 is the exact same word as found in Lev. 23:24 (for another possible type and shadow of the Church's exaltation, see zikkaron in Est. 6:1). And if the "book of remembrance" connection to Rosh Hashanah wasn't enough, the root word of zikkaron is zakar, which means "male"—and the only usage of this word in the book of Isaiah is in our Pre-Tribulation Rapture text of Isa. 66:7.

Finally, as this off-the-charts, sky-high Rapture watch relates to me personally, this month marks the 15th anniversary of my father's death which will be on September 17th, 2020—the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Back in September of 2017, I wrote about my testimony and how the LORD used this tragic event in my life to get my attention, to wake me up (see "When September Ends").

I am filled with hope and anticipation that the LORD will finish what He has started (Php. 1:6), and I am leaving the door open that He just might "remember" what I've lost exactly 15 years ago—in a major way. Will the dead in Christ be raised this month, even as soon as the 17th, here in the West? That day would certainly fit the 717 pattern (Sept = Seven; thus, it would be the 17th day of what used to be the 7th month on Greco/Roman calendar).

O, LORD, let it be so!

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WHEN YOU HEAR THAT JOYFUL SHOUT, GET READY TO ASCEND AND ADVANCE!!!

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  1. This may be nothing but for a while I kept seeing the numbers 911. Every time I glanced at the clock it would be 9:11 or if I saw a combination of numbers it would be 911. It was really strange and it happened enough for me to notice. I just wonder if it was a sign of some sort.

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    1. Yes, Josh, it is a sign. The scoffer, of course, will dismiss these types of signs and confirmations as a form of apophenia. But after following the Lord for a while, and after challenging naturalistic assumptions that we were taught by our Christ-rejecting culture, you begin to open up to His total sovereignty over all things---ALL THINGS! (Rom. 11:36).

      May the LORD bless you and give you His peace!

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    2. Same here brother! I have been seeing 9:11 and 44 for minutes. 44 is a fishhook in Strong's Greek and in Hebrew it's My Father is help.

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    3. 911 the date is 119 in the UK, where I'm from. I believe 119 is God referring to Psalm 119, which is the longest of all the Psalms 22 verses, the Aleph to Tav, basically the living Word of God, Yeshua. Revelation 9:11 is the reverse of Pslam 119 in my opinion and is referring to Satan being cast down and opening the pit. So the event on 9:11 was a blasphemy against Jesus and a celebration for Satan.

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  2. Over the last 2 yrs I have been getting numbers 7 and 17 repeatedly visualized or when I would look at the time it always seemed to have a 7 or 17. Just last night I prayed and asked the Lord to show me what this meant. The Lord then put on my heart to go to the 7th book of the bible which is Judges.
    I then was lead to the Judges 7:17. It has to do with the blowing of the trumpets. You article has just confirmed it to me. God Bless you and am eagerly watching and waiting to go home. Maranatha!!

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    1. Very interesting with Judges 7:17!

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    2. Thank you, Isid!

      You are one of those whom the Lord had in mind when I was prompted to include the part about the "one/seven" factor and the depth of meaning regarding the numbers 717.

      As I was looking at one of brother Dan Matson's charts today, I was reminded of another significant 717 sign:

      On 7/17/17, following a terrorist attack and on the same day as a 7.7 earthquake, Jews were allowed to ascend the Temple Mount and conduct prayer for the first time since 1967 (see here).

      This is yet another example of the one/seven, 717, at work. Even more confirmation that we will likely ascend to the heavenly Mount on this upcoming one/seven juncture.

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    3. I also saw 7 17 all the time and everywhere!

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  3. Great article Jeff!!!! what do you mean as soon as the 17th herein the west?

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    1. Thank you, Gary!

      Oh, I just meant that Israel is 8 hours ahead---at least from the time zone here in Dallas, TX. So, even if it is still 9/17 here in the Western Hemisphere, it would already be 9/18 (Rosh Hashanah Day One) in Jerusalem.

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  4. great post! that's what my name means, 'God has remembered'

    guys, there's some interesting Joe Biden stuff going on. Biden came to DC in '73, same year as Roe v Wade. Biden was long known as one of the 'anti-abortion' Democrats because he is Catholic. if Biden is elected he'd be '46'. these two numbers, 46 and 73, are a reference to the Catholic bible which has 46 OT books and 73 books total. 46 is also a reference to Obama, as Barak in Abinoam is referred to in Judges 4:6. on 4/6 this year (june 4th) Obama was 706 months old and the Washington Monument was struck by lightning. at the DNC convention Obama referred to Biden as his brother in a speech given in Philadelphia, where he also referred twice to there being 76 days til election. the address to the Church of Philadelphia is referred to here as well as Philadelphia being the city of the 76ers and of BROTHERLY love.

    now who was Joseph in the Bible? the first one was famous as a BROTHER and the second was famous as a FATHER. Joseph Biden is therefore famous as Obama's brother and as a father of Beau and Hunter Biden. Biden is also known for being very old. This correlates with '46' referring to the OLD Testament in the Catholic bible. i'm not sure what this means for Biden's election hopes, but its just some stuff I noticed.

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  5. Zakar mentioned in Isaiah 66:7? the 667th minute is 11:07. my birthday is 11/7. 4/6 is .667.

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    1. Awesome, Zachary!

      Ooh, check out these connections from the book of Zechariah (Yah remembers):

      Zech. 3:8-9

      Another "one/seven" in this passage that mirrors Revelation 12, the removal of sins and silencing of the accuser. In verse 9 it literally says in the Hebrew "...on ONE stone SEVEN eyes..."

      Zech. 6:12-13

      Another messianic "Branch" text that also has relevance and application to the Church. Jesus is the Branch who "branched out" from heaven to build a temple of God (1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:19-22) and will dress us in splendor, have us sit on His throne, and unite the two offices of priest and king so that we are called "priest-kings" (Rev. 1:5-6; 2:17, 26-28; 3:5, 21; 4:4).

      Zechar/Zakar (Remember) + Male (Zakar) + Entrance into God's Temple

      That's some more Rosh Hashanah for ya!

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  6. In consideration of 1 & 7, the #17 is linked to victory and and the #153.

    153 Fish

    John 21:11 - Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

    The disciples were called to be “fishers of men,” but how does the number 153 tie in with the formation of the body of Christ? Well, our minds are nowhere near God’s, but compiled below are a few interesting number patterns that might be worth mentioning. The awesome part of this information is that the 153 fish point us right back to the Ark, by means of Methuselah!

    • 17 is the 7th prime number, which is associated with victory. Jesus rose on Nisan 17th!
    • 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17=153
    • 3 * 3 * 17 = 153
    • “With a few exceptions like 370, 371 and 407 the third part of all numbers transform to 153.”

    • A Tetrahedron of 17 rows equals the triangle number of 969, which was the age of Methuselah, when he died right before the flood. In 3D this looks like a pyramid, which is like a 3-dimensional triangle.
    • An equilateral triangle of 17 rows equals the triangle number 153. In 2D this is a triangle.

    • Jesus 1st miracle transformed water into wine, where six water pots contained 2-3 ferkins each; avg 2.5 * 6 =15 ferkins; convert to gallons 15 * 10.2 = 153 gallons. If the pots were filled to the brim and you convert to the British equivalent of a gallon, one also gets 153.
    • Jesus last miracle in John 21:10-11 involved 153 fish being caught in the net that was not broken, which had 7 disciples in the boat.

    (Note: Might Jesus 1st and last miracles hint at the mystery to come? The fish had to be caught & brought up into the boat and the wine was transformed, which mirrors with harpazo & we shall be changed.) Also, in John 2:1, we find out that the changing of water to wine happened on "the 3rd day," which makes one recall Moses’s warning on Mount Sinai about the 3rd day.

    While on the topic of 153, here’s a bonus verse that has 1, 5:3 built right into it and seems linked to the kick off of the tribulation.

    1 Thessalonians 5:3 - For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

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    1. Love this. Thank you so much, Brandon!

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    2. From Grace Through Faith RE: 153 Fish

      "There are several explanations for the 153 fish.
      Augustine said it tells us there will be a specific number of believers in the Church (I agree). Jerome (or maybe Aristotle) taught that there are 153 species of fish in the Mediterranean and this means that there will be those in the church from every type of human. Someone else discovered that if you square 12, the number of the Church, you get 144. If you square 3, the number of the trinity you get 9. Add the two together and you get 153.
      But here’s my favorite.

      The number 17 is the sum of 7, denoting divine perfection and 10, denoting ordinal perfection. Therefore it symbolizes the perfection of spiritual order. As if to confirm this, 17 is a prime number and it’s the 7th prime number from the number 1. The sum of the digits from 1 to 17 inclusive equals 153."

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  7. There is “a hidden scriptural link to the “fulness of the gentiles” and the “partial blindness” being removed from Israel.”
    We’ve looked at how the # 3 & 17 connect with 153, but did you know that John 21:11 and Romans 11:25 are connected by the number 17? Here’s their connection. Romans 11:25’s 17th word is G4457 (porosis / blindness) and John 21:11’s 17th word is G5118 (tosoutos/ so). These two verses contain the 1st occurrence of each of these words in the Bible, and each have a single word value of 2190. I think that’s quite interesting in light of the context of those verses.

    John 21:11 – Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

    Romans 11:25 – For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

    I randomly tried searching for single word(s) summing to 2190 and found ἐχθροὶ (echthroi), which has 6 occurrences and means hated, hostile, enemy. The second to last occurrence is Roman's 11:28, which I find interesting because as seen above in Romans 11:25, this verse is also showing how Israel was put aside, for the sake of the mystery, the forming of the body of Christ from both Jew and Gentile, which will last “until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in”, which indicates that God will not lift their blindness until after the rapture. This makes sense because the Tribulation is for the restoration of God’s chosen people, who will be priests during the millennial kingdom.

    Romans 11:28 - As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

    I think it’s also worth noting that there are 10 Bible verses with phrases that sum to a text value of 2190. Chronologically, the first verse with this sum ties into “as in the days of Noah.” Have you ever heard of the principle of first mention in the Bible?

    Matthew 24:37 – But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    … and that 1st 2190 valued verse is Genesis 7:18. This seems remarkable. The ark is going up as the judgement is raining down.

    Genesis 7:18 – And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

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    1. Interesting that you mention the partial blindness lifted after the fullness of the Gentiles comes in. This has also been on my mind lately and we see this very thing in the Sixth Seal. I put together this little attempt at trying to convince people that the Rapture IS imminent, but it is in the Sixth Seal :

      5 Reasons For A Sixth Seal Rapture

      1. Earthquake - In his book Earthquake Resurrection, David W Lowe points out that earthquakes accompany resurrections, as opposed to when people are brought back to life and eventually die again. Earthquakes at Christ’s resurrection, the saints who came out of their graves (Mt 27), and at the Two Witnesses’ resurrection. Seal Six opens with a worldwide earthquake that accompanies the worldwide Rapture/Resurrection, which John sees (chap 7) when he looks into heaven.

      2. Day of the Lord - Paul ties our gathering together to the Lord several times with the Day of the Lord and that is exactly what is proclaimed in Seal Six...the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood (see Acts 2:20). This is followed by verbal confirmation : ” ...hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

      3. Stars Fall to Earth - Pastor Carl Gallups tells the one rapture dream account that I can be sure is from God. If you haven’t heard it you need to immediately. All three people in his story who had the identical dream all recount that the rapture took place as the stars fell from the sky. This is exactly what we see in Seal Six.

      4. Israel’s Blindness is Lifted - Paul tells us in Rm 11:25 that blindness in part has happened to Israel UNTIL the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. With the Rapture taking place in Seal Six God immediately seals the 144,000 Jews with the knowledge of the Messiah (These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Rev 14:4) The blindness has been lifted and God turns to Israel once again and it happens right where we would expect it to...Seal Six.

      5.The Great Multitude - John looks into heaven and sees the Church standing in heaven and, of course, it is in Seal Six.

      One last thing needs to be mentioned. The Church is holding palm branches. This is a MAJOR clue for us. The palm branch (called a lulav) is ONLY associated with Feast of Tabernacles. This is further driven home when we read Young’s Literal Translation: ...and they do service to Him day and night in His sanctuary, and He who is sitting upon the throne shall tabernacle over them. Rev 7:15.

      There is strong evidence that the final day of FoT is to be an especially high watched period. Seal Six is something all Christians should and are rallying behind. It is imminent once we realize the first five seals have been opened for a very long time. Even notable pretrib believers like Derek and Sharon Gilbert have come to that understanding...we all should.

      I've made a video that I hope further explains this. I think promoting your youtube channel on somebody else's site is poor form, but the Time is near and I couldn't give a snort about youtube or my channel's success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxg40ZHULcI

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    2. Stan ;

      I feel the seals were opened when John witnessed Jesus doing it in Revelation. However, I don't feel the events have occurred. They won't happen until after we are raptured.

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    3. Some interesting points,thanks Stan

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    4. Stan,

      Thanks for leaving the link to your video. It was tremendously helpful.

      I'm actually reading David Lowe's book right now, "Earthquake Resurrection", and am learning a great deal. I've been praying for wisdom and a better understanding of Bible prophecy for years, and it seems like God is now opening up the floodgates!

      I believe the Rapture is imminent, but had always thought the Feast of Trumpets was the most likely festival for it to happen on, if indeed it should happen on a Jewish feast day. But I'm beginning to agree with you that it could be the Feast of Tabernacles. I hope and pray that it's THIS year. If that's the case, we have a bit more time, but not much.

      Either way, I think we're all just weary of this world and SO ready to meet our Savior.

      Maranatha!

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  8. I was going through a journal from 13 years ago and I came across one page where I had done a small study on Rosh Hashanah. I think at the time I was starting to study biblical Hebrew but for whatever reason the one and only study of Biblical Hebrew in that whole entire journal happen to be about Rosh Hashanah. Now there’s nothing that brother Jeff hasn’t already mentioned in his studies that wasn’t in that study except for one thing. On the week before Rosh Hashanah, at the end of the month Elul, the atmosphere is intensified by the adding of Selichot.These are special prayers for forgiveness recited in the early hours of the morning. The addition of these prayers help to prepare us for the coming days of reflection and self examination. The day before Rosh Hashanah is called Erev Rosh Hashanah. Seven days before September 18th would be September 11th.This could be what all the 9/11 reference is pointing to. Seven days of final prayer repentance and worship before that great day.What I didn’t mention was I have asked the Lord for confirmation of exactly what everyone is feeling. That there’s a possibility that he’s coming to get us to take us home on Rosh Hashanah.I needed to know that I wasn’t being influenced by algorithms on YouTube and seeing what I wanted to see. For another reason unrelated, I reviewed my journal because I was upset about something and I wanted to see if I had reflected on it in the past. Since I was upset about something else, it led me to this one page about Rosh Hashanah, 13 years ago. This was handwritten and well before YouTube had any influence. For me, my confirmation that he was speaking.

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    1. Here's some more 9/11 related thoughts for you to ponder.

      John 10:9 "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
      John 10:22 "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter."
      We're coming up on the Gregorian anniversary of Jesus birthday for those who believe the Star of Bethlehem points to Jesus birth on 9/11 in 3 BC. Amazingly, it's exactly 271 days after the 1st day of the feast of dedication, the festival of lights, Hanukkah. The festival where in John chapter 10, Jesus declared himself the door. The connection between God and Mankind.
      Interestingly, the hebrew word for pregnancy, "herayon," has a gematria value of 271. When looking specifically at a male child, the average gestation from fertilization until birth is estimated at 270-271 days.
      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.labroots.com/trending/videos/9940/scientists-capture-real-sparks-at-moment-conception/amp
      Side Note: 9/11 in 3 BC is exactly 33 prophetic years before Nisan 10th in 31 AD and Nisan 10th is 1260 days after the anniversary of when Israel repented and made a covenant with God (Nehemiah chapter 9), which makes for an excellent potential baptism day in 27 AD; possibly 2 "days" away (Hosea 6:2) from the 2nd Coming in 2027... possibly 7 years prior to the rapture in 2020.
      33 is connected to promise, such as the 33rd time Noah and Abraham’s named are mentioned. King David was 33rd in line from Adam. David reigned over all of Jerusalem for 33 years. The Star of David’s mathematics are rooted in 33. Jesus performed 33 miracles. More recently we saw the “Great American Eclipse" 33 days prior the Revelation 12 Sign. It started at the 33rd State and finiahed at the 33rd State as it passed over 7 Salem's in America on the 233rd day of the year.
      Anyways, if Jesus was borne on 9/11 in 3 BC, he would have been circumcised an inclusive 8 days later on September 18th. This year that date marks the change from the currently followed Hebrew year of 5780 to 5781, which is the tail end of the first day of the year and is 2550 days (1290+1260) before Yom Kippur in 2027, per torah calendar dates. Therefore, the 1st day of the 7th month, seems like an excellent time to circumcise the Body of Christ off from the earth.

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    2. Thank you for sharing, Dylan!

      More good stuff from Brandon! Your note about Jesus' circumcision after a 9/11 birth got me thinking about Lk. 2:22-23. Verse 22 aligns with the Ark/Open Door/Rosh Hashanah theme, "...they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord."

      Verse 23: Literally, "Every male that opens a womb is holy to the Lord" (cf. Ex. 13:2, 12).

      Again, we see a parallel to the themes covered in this article: the Isa. 66:7; Rev. 12:5 "male" that opens the womb of the earth (Isa. 26:20-21; 66:8, "...shall the earth bring forth in one day?") will go up to the New Jerusalem to be presented to the Father (Heb. 2:12-13; Rev. 4:4; 5:6; 11:19).

      AND, according to the Law, there are only three times a year when all the males are to be presented to the Lord in Jerusalem (Passover, Pentecost) and ON THE THIRD appointed time (i.e. The Feast of Ingathering: Rosh Hashanah/Atonement/Tabernacles)! See Ex. 23:14-17; cf. Deut. 16:16.

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    3. Thank you for all of the verse references Jeff. I am enjoying them! =)

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  9. Thanks Jeff,

    Theodore Gaster was the son of the chief Rabbi of Britain around 1960. He wrote a book called...Festivals of the Jewish Year...in it he says about Rosh Ha Shana that it is "the last trump".

    God is good! and here is 12 rapture dreams...

    https://prayat316.com/rapture-dreams

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  10. Building on what Bro. Jeff has masterfully shared here, there may also be a subtle hint toward Yom Teruah in the length of the year.

    If we think of one year as a "time" representing the history of mankind up to the Day of the LORD/Trib, than one year = roughly 6,000 years.

    Two months = 1,000 years

    Four months = 2,000 years

    Eight months = 4,000 years

    Ussher, Lightfoot, and the current Jewish calendar all place day one of creation at or near Tishri 1 roughly 6,000 years ago.

    From Tishri 1 creation to Pentecost when the Church was conceived and the dispensation of grace began would be about 4,000 years or eight months. Jesus fulfilled the first four festivals.

    From Pentecost any given year to Feast of Trumpets is approximately four months, or 1/3rd of the year, or 2,000 years. The Church Age has persisted for about 2,000 years, beginning with Pentecost. So the proverbial "harvest" has gone from Pentecost 2,000 years ago to now, and the next festival to be fulfilled could very well be FOT.

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  11. Have y'all ever seen a small white lily growing in your yard after a rain? They are called rain Lily's. They smell like the midday wonderful perfume. If you see one, pick it and smell it. It's really wonderful. It's a taste of Heaven. We are so blessed to have such treasures as the Lily. It makes me think of Heaven.  The smells and sights must be amazing.  Paradise.  The rain Lily in all its beauty, and smell is a window into heaven. Imagine what awaits us there. What a gift of hope. 

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    1. No, not yet but I will look out for one. If it's anything like the Plumaria of Maui it smells tropical.
      Right now were surounded in cloud ash and fire, I will look for one as soon as it rains.

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  12. Here is another take for our glorification/rapture according to Rev 12. Enjoy!
    Here is the link from Brenda Weltner channel:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmtvU8W2rq4&t=2s

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  13. The World Economic Forum will have a summit in January 2021 in which they will talk about imposing the Great Reset next year. See https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/global-elites-great-reset-new-world-order-prepare-for-antichrist-covid-19-lockdown/ "The Global Elites Are Calling It ‘The Great Reset’ And It Is Exactly What End Times Books And Movies Have Been Warning You About For Decades" and https://www.weforum.org/great-reset/about "The Great Reset: A Unique Twin Summit to Begin 2021".

    The Great Reset is all about the formation of the antichrist's New World Order.

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  14. I would like to share a short testimony, on May 6th 2017, I heard the Lord say:

    God is a God of completion.

    At that time it didn’t make much sense, but I was expecting the rapture to happen at the 23rd. The rapture didn’t happen and I still didn’t fully understand.

    This year 2020, May 28th, I received another word from the Lord,

    You’re about to see.

    Now I’m still watching and maybe these words tell us that we are about to see the completion of the Revelation-12 sign, the Rapture of the Church! (From May 28th till the 18th September, appears to be 3 months and 3 weeks, exactly) Speaking of numbers!! God bless everyone!

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    1. Awesome, Evelyn. Thank you for sharing!

      Definitely: We are about to SEE!

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    1. Convert from Gregorian to Hebrew date

      May 14 1948 after sunset lyyar 6 5708
      +80 May 14 2028 lyyar 19 5788
      -7 May 14 2021 Sivan 4 5781

      Looks more like a Jewish Spring time Feast for a Rapture!

      Lets see what could it be ah yeah….first fruits thats the one, with the dead rising and going into Jerusalem Jonah’s Warning of 40 days that would bring us to ASCENSION DAY(Body of Christ going up).
      And I think this all happened before and is what Paul taught the Colossians.
      Shadows of things to come but the substance is Christ.

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  16. You're kind of missing the obvious. 2550 days from 9/17 is 9/11/27. He will return the same day he first arrived.

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  17. Excellent! I have long believed in exactly the same transition between Revelation chapters 3 and 4. In fact I also believe that for those not understanding the pre-trib rapture explicitly stated in Rev 3:10, there are actually "GRAVE" consequences in teaching a contrary false doctrine by virtue of Rev. 22:19 which is clear "whoever cancels or takes away from the statements of this book, GOD WILL CANCEL OR TAKE AWAY FROM HIM, HIS SHARE IN THE TREE OF LIFE"!!! Verse 20: The BLESSING is in the affirmation (and ONLY the affirmation).

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    1. That is bizarre sfg. Holding a different rapture perspective to the pre-trib one is not taking away from the statements in Revelation, its a genuine belief that the statements point to a specific rapture perspective. You are misinterpreting scripture.

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    2. NOPE! The "different perspective" is the difference of looking for Jesus vs. looking for the antichrist & THAT is twisting the blessed hope promised in scripture.

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  18. Hi I do believe it is the feast of trumpets..I know we are close. I love your site.And it is very informative. God Bless you Donna

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    1. FoT is super highly plausible. We can find rapture in most of the feats, but FoT seems to have the most references to gathering and being seen in the Kings sight. Maranatha!!!

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  19. I reached the Q-Tip paragraph as I was doing my morning ritual of cleaning my ears. Divine comedic timing there, lol

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  20. Great article affirming a Feast of Trumpets departure. I hope it's this year. There seems to be good reasons for hoping this year... But there have been good reasons be for other years too. Still, between the Salami declaration to rebuild Jerusalem, the possible Jubilee of 2027, the final years of the fig tree generation... I certainly hope it's this year.

    Gary, just in case it is this year, could you post an article about salvation and perhaps the Tribulation judgements so it's a top article for seekers after we're gone (I hope we're going to be gone by the 21st!) Thanks!

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  21. This is so neat. God is so amazing and so good to us. I wanted to share this because they'd so much bad thing on in the world. We needed something to give us a smile. I smiled when I read it. Enjoy.

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  22. One day, a financially comfortable father decided to take his son to the country, with the purpose of showing him how poor people live, and that the son could understand the value of things, and realize how fortunate they were.

    They stayed overnight at a very humble family's farm for 1 day and 1 night. As the trip ended, and during their return home, the father asks his son:

    So what did you think of the trip?

    It was great, dad!

    Did you see how poor and needy some people have to live?

    Yes!

    And what did you learn?

    I saw that we have one dog in the house, but they have four. We have a huge swimming pool, but they have a river that never ever ends. We have imported lamps in the patio, they have the stars. Our backyard ends at the fence, but theirs goes on and on into the horizon. Especially though, dad, I saw that they have time to talk to each other and live as a family. You and Mom have to work all day, and I hardly see you both!

    As the conversation ended, the father remained silent, and his son added: Thanks Dad, for showing me how rich we could be!!

    -- Author Unknown

    #EMailMinistry

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  23. Most of this went way over my old head, but really excites and encourages me. All I might be able to add is a dream I had 2 maybe 3 years back. I dreamed a page that was blank except for 2 things. A title at the top middle "MARK" and at the bottom the number 17 about 1-1/2 " high. both of these were in bold type. I prayed for understanding, but none came to me.

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    1. What you said made me think to go look up Mark 17... but Mark only has 16 chapters. It's exactly as you saw, an 'empty page' waiting to be written.

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    2. @Unknown, could it be possible that the day before is FoT is 9/17? Maybe the last normal day of humanity ;)
      17 is also the year of the revelation 12 sign, 9/23/2017.
      153 fish number divides by 17.

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  24. Nice one brother Jeff - though we disagree on the meaning/interoperation, we do agree that study of the scriptures is so vital in these final days/years and appreciate you giving us some well cooked meat to chew on!

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    1. Hey, hey, hey, brother, don't spit out the bones on this one!

      ;)

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  25. I don't believe in a FOT Rapture for the Church BOC.

    Each of the Spring feasts fulfilled by Jesus and their significance is passed along to the Christians of today in shadow form because the Jews as a nation chose not to accept Jesus as the Messiah, so they continue to await his coming to this day.

    Now the shadows of the feast lead us only to Pentecost.

    There are three fall feasts yet remaining to be fulfilled by Jesus.

    The Feast of Harvests, Atonement and Tabernacles.

    These feasts are reserved for His second coming because there would have been no need for them had the Jews accepted the sacrifice at the time.

    But, because they rejected, the direction of the fulfilled feasts was turned into promises of God to the Church. Those promises end with the completion of the Churches covenant.

    The Churches covenant ends at the Rapture, and there is no Jewish feast that celebrates the rapture. So, naturally there is no shadow cast for the Rapture from the feasts.

    The set time for the Rapture to occur in fulfillment of that shadow cast by Jesus Himself when He ascended to heaven taking with him the promise of the full harvest yet to come is 40 days after First Fruits.
    That scene was the promise fulfilled.

    When He returns for us on that same Ascension Day, it will be to fulfill that promise and reap the full harvest in the twinkling of an eye, of those living at the time.

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  26. Gen 7:17:
    “And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up -- the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.“

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  27. To "unknown" who had a dream about the word MARK. While studying my Bible over the last several months, God showed me first in Ezekial 9:4 where God is talking about the idol worship in Israel and is getting ready to bring judgement (this starts in Chapter 8), but before judgement, God calls men over - and tells one of them to put a mark on the foreheads of the men who weep and sigh because of the sins they see around them, and tells another man to come after him and kill everyone whose forehead isn't marked. So those who were MARKED as belonging to God were spared from judgement! Since then, I have found 15 references to people being marked for ownership- and only 1 of them is the AC with the mark of the beast. I feel like God was showing me that were ALL are marked for ownership! We have to choose whose mark is on us and who we belong to, but those of us who are marked as belonging to God are spared from Judgement! Exodus 13:9 even references a symbolic mark of ownership by God upon the hand or forehead. Sound familiar??? Satan is only able to counterfeit what God does. For reference, my Bible is the Living Bible version.

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  28. So, are you suggesting that the dead in Christ could rise and walk amongst us then we all get raptured together?

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    1. Yes just like in Mathew 27:52,53. Thats the 40 day Jonah warning sign Paul said to watch for and to warn others about when you see it. And you can pretty much count down the days to the Rapture of the Body of Christ.
      This has a lot more to do with the Jews than with us and of course there are christians Jews in Israel that know about this sign to watch for.

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    2. Well, that is certainly exciting!!! I can't imagine!
      One more possible application of "men's hearts failing them for fear..."

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  29. Few days ago i saw number like: 777 ,177

    God bless you!!!
    Maranatha!!
    Amen!!!

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  30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01O0D04M29o

    Thank you for your work!

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  31. Coincidentally, there may well be a total lock down in Israel through the holidays.

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    1. yep - https://www.unsealed.org/2020/09/event-israel-full-lockdown.html

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  32. Well, we dont have long to wait to see if this is it! Maranatha!

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  33. Don't forget the three ark Paradigm!
    1) Noah's Ark
    2) Moses Ark
    3) Our Ark (Jesus)!

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  34. Oh i will be shouting on the way up! you can count on it!

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    1. Lol, brother Matthew!!!

      Just don't drown out the archangel, ok?

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  35. Jeff, this article is a masterpiece. Thank you so much. Sept 28 will mark 3 1/2 years since my mother’s passing. It’s an unbearable pain that God gives us the strength to somehow bear. He certainly got my attention focused on Him by this sad event and that’s always a blessing.

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  36. September 17 is a new moon as well. Also, the number that has stood out my entire life and shows up daily, I notice it more now than when I was younger is the time 3:33. Peace and blessings. Thank you for your service. God Bless!

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  37. Thank you Bro', brilliant article, I couldn't have said it better myself.
    I have been looking at the Psalms 117 - 120 since 2017 and have been confused by the fact that 118 contains a rapture verse and nothing happened in 2018 (that I was aware).
    I've prayed over this and I have been led to understand that 117 -120 relate to 17th -20th September.
    117 is the Gentile nations praising, 118 has a rapture, 119 is the 22 chapter Aleph to Tav Psalm, the beginning and the end and 120 appears to show war beginning.
    117 is the centre of the Bible the dividing of the waters, the crossing over to the other side, and yes as many have pointed out it is tied into 153 very neatly.

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    1. Awesome, Jason!

      Thank you for sharing. The door of righteousness is about to open for us, brother!

      (Psalm 118:19-24; Jn. 10:3, 7-10).

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