When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though I were dead. He touched me with his right hand. “Don’t be afraid,” he said.
It is before his feet where we draw nigh unto him, where we die to self in exchange for life eternal. It’s before his feet where we exchange our sins like ashes for his graceful beauty, where our minds are healed and devils flee. It’s before his feet where we are no longer at risk to fall nor being awarded the consequences of pride. It’s before his feet where silence once spoke loudly amidst a room filled with chatter and critique, as Mary anointed his feet with costly praise and wiped his feet with her hair, filling the house entirely. The oil covering would later be violently pierced through. It was before his feet, at the foot of the goodly tree on Golgotha, where the ointment of her loving praise and faithfulness were remembered in the Lord’s nostrils as his eyes started to fail him and those closest to him grew dimmer in sight. It’s before his feet, where the Holy Spirit’s fruitfulness yields its treasures, where the ‘good portion’ is found, where we await being harvested, our final tears are shed, our covering dries out, our shells are broken and our innermost is exposed for final drying and ripening.
It’s before his feet where we hear his Word softly spoken, where we seek his consoling face if our hope is deferred. It’s before his feet where the sick, the sinner, the downcast, the lame, the blind, the dumb and the maimed are restored as we seek his eyes and reach for his outstretched hand and yield to his divine touch. It’s under his feet where restless waters become solid walkways as we jump overboard to hasten to be joined unto him, keeping our eyes firmly fixed on his lest we sink. It’s at his feet where we find covering under his tallit and surrender our lives unto him in betrothal, having sojourned like Ruth to a far away and strange land. It’s at his feet where the wayward and lost are prayed for, where hearts are won for His kingdom, and battles over darkness and thick clouds are won.
It’s at his feet where we loosen and let go of our sandals as our narrowing road of walking in his footsteps finally ends in being raised up to stand before him on holy ground. It’s at his feet where we will lay down our heavenly crowns and praise him, as he alone is worthy of them. It is before his feet that all, even the unwilling knees will bow and all tongues will confess his Lordship.
Hearing the Messiah’s footsteps, we cry out for Him, Come Lord!
Having been given understanding we’re in a special Jubilee year, extending Rosh Hashanah to the Day of Atonement according to Leviticus 25, we eagerly await the ‘Righteous Teacher’s priestly order to be revealed this Yom Kippur patterned after the scribes of the faithful Qumran remnant. We build on the understanding of what special role consecrated priests play on this atonement day and the correlation with the Melchizedek order.
Faithfully watching servants speak of an Atonement rapture here and of the inevitable judgment of the harlot, so deeply entangled in treacherous dealings and dark ungodly deeds, her light has grown dim even to the point of being snuffed out. We can witness in these studies how those most closely yoked with spiritual darkness have incorporated their destructive schemes in Washington’s and New York’s ground plans, reflecting the Sun’s position in Virgo on September 27th as the kickstart of their nefarious plans to destroy toehold order and remove the old kings to make way for the beastly new. Foreknown by many presidential occupants, including the current treacherous White House Trumpeteer.
The Lord’s circumcision and Solomon’s temple dedication on past occurrences of Tishri 8 lead us to await being ‘cutt off’ from the flesh towards our glorified temple’s dedication perhaps this Tishri 8, as we hope to be lifted up to where the Lord resides, where we will be given a white stone and a new name, where our race will be over and our redemption finalized.
How the Word speaks to us prophetically through the loving brotherhood of David and Jonathan, extending far beyond their temporary, earthly covenant goodbye (commemorated September 21). How the coming chapter of our bridal story is foreshadowed by the beloved David, subsequently finding spiritual nourishment, strength and overcoming power the next Sabbath, to then lead his (as of yet) hidden men into overcoming battle and liberate those held captive in enemy strongholds like Lot and Rahab.
Like Solomon’s Temple, once dedicated on an ancient 8th day of Tishri, we have received our heavenly Ketuba with gladness and submit our temples to the Spirit’s infilling unto rich fruitfulness.
Abraham foreknew the coming divine judgment of the wicked of his days, as the Lord visited with him on 12 Tishri*, the third day after his circumcision and heard his prayers for Sodom’s few righteous left. From even further back, Enoch witnessed to us the ‘day of grace’ would one day end in calamity after a bridal transformation, confirmed in God’s Word. As the seventh month reflects the first as mirror opposites, our triumphal entry into the heavenly Jerusalem may line up with the Lord’s earthly entry of Jerusalem, ‘pattern becoming prologue’.
*corrected date (was written as 8 Tishri)
Scripture indicates, we may expect the Lord to come back to us – as he went – which was at Bethany, thus among close friends, who provided a resting place and for both his head and heart, from tiring travels and travails. As they knew him intimately, they knew and understood his plans accordingly. So, we may wonder: will he again raise those wrapped in death’s linen cloths unto a far greater than expected miracle on Tishri 8, preceding our holy anointing as kings and priests the next day, mirroring how Mary once anointed the Lord after he raised Lazarus after a misunderstood and deeply mourned delay?
Will the bride be revealed and glorified this Tishri 10, right before the ‘indignation and overflowing scourge’ are expected to pass over New York and Jerusalem on Tishri 11? The patterns surely appear promising.
Update September 29th
After the books are closed | Tishri 11-14
Tishri 11 prophetic markers | What happens after the books are closed
Exodus 18 notes how Jethro (Moses’ father-in-law) advised Moses (on Tishri 11 1312 B.C.) to appoint others to help him rule and judge the nation. Moses does so and appoints judges of tens, fifties, hundreds, and thousands. Jethro teaches on the wisdom and effectiveness of Godly delegation of authority, foreshadowing how we, the bride of Christ, will be given our positions in heaven and become co-bearers of rulership as kings and priests in the order of Melchizedek during the millennial reign, headed by our Lord. We see another example of this delegated royal authority in the account of Esther and Mordechai.
About Jethro: his name means ‘his excellence/posterity’ (per Biblehub). He was the priest and chief ruler of Midian. Moses married his daughter Zipporah (1530 B.C.). On account of his local knowledge he was entreated to remain with the Israelites throughout their journey to Canaan (Numbers 10:31,33). He is called RAGUEL, OR REUEL, REUEL in Exodus 2:18. And RAGUEL, OR REUEL in (Numbers 10:29), the same word in the original for both. Reuel is probably his proper name, and Jethro his official title.
The story of Jethro reveals him as a man of singular attractiveness and strength, in whom a kind, considerate disposition, a deeply religious spirit, and a wise judgment all met in a happy combination. And this ancient priest of Midian made Israel and all nations his debtors when he taught the distinction between the legislative and the judicial function, and the importance of securing that all law be the expression of the Divine will, and that its application be entrusted only to men of ability, piety, integrity, and truth (Exodus 18:21).
Then, in Exodus 18, a foreshadowing of our departure follows after being called to be ready by the third day as the subsequent Mount Sinai visitation foreshows the rapture and our marriage ceremony after an exceedingly loud trumpet. In Exodus 19 (known as the ‘rapture chapter’) this time marker is confirmed, as Scripture refers to the rapture in hindsight:
Exodus 19 On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai. 2 After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain. 3 Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.
In Revelation we’re commanded to get a new set of garments as well and instructed how we may keep it clean or remain covered in his grace and blood atonement, like the almond blossoms of 5 petals (the Lord’s grace covering) and should this pattern be repeated after Yom Kippur, Tishri 11 also being a third day, we await an exceedingly loud trumpet too.
Tishri 12 and 13 prophetic markers
On 12 Tishrei 2048 – 1714 B.C., the third day after the circumcision of Abraham (on the Day of Atonement), the Lord and two angels visited him. During this gathering, three events occurred: the angels healed Abraham (bride type, having been circumcised), Sarah was informed of her upcoming birth (Isaac, type of Christ/salvation which she received in laughter, Sarah being a type of those disbelieving the prophetic word and full reliance on God) within a year and the second and third angel went from there to save Lot (his name means: blind as he types blinded believers, tied in enemy Strongholds) and overturn Sodom and Gomorrah (historically, this took place on Tishri 13). We’re given insight into the root of Sodom’s sins and although the sexual sins and corruption are evident, Scripture directs us to these:
Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, a fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
After the books are closed and a covenant is cut | Tishri 10-14
So we discern a pattern of the Day of Atonement on Tishri 10 (the closing of the books, ending the days of repentance, and returning to God) and a brief interlude before the noticeable execution of judgment, which is in line with Abraham’s circumcision on Tishri 10 (a time of recovery and rest), him resting in recovery and a subsequent personal visitation of the Lord and his messengers, the Lord honoring Abraham’s intercession for the righteous among those blinded (Lot and his family in Sodom) by rescuing them from sudden destruction, the execution of judgment (Tishri 13). Tragically, Lot’s wife, well on her way of being rescued, lingered and disobeyed the Lord to her peril, as detailed later in this article.
Our proposed application: we are called to be spiritually ready (covered in his grace, have our heart circumcised or opened for the Lord work in and through and live submitted unto him) by the third day in multiple Scriptures. The rapture, where Lord makes a division among his people towards heaven or a time of tribulation, is a type of shedding of the flesh nature and being transformed into a new body or heavenly tabernacle for the bride (Abraham type), a reward for the faithful, but also the execution of judgment tied to Atonement for those not covered by the Lord’s blood atonement and living in willful disobedience. From then, the bridal party is on their way to Tabernacles, where Jesus went too, albeit in secret after which he revealed himself during the middle of the feast.
There is a passage in John 7 that expressly links Jesus Christ to the Feast of Tabernacles. It is during a time when the Lord’s brothers mock him for not having a more public ministry.
“Therefore Jesus told them, ‘The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.’ Having said this, he stayed in Galilee. However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, ‘Where is that man?’ …. Not until halfway through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.” John 7:6-14.
His mocking brothers do not wait for him and go ahead to the feast. It is interesting that Jesus initially attends the Feast of Tabernacles in secret. To me, this sounds like he’s present in the Spirit, but no accounted for by those present. The people and religious leaders are actually looking for Him, but He came when they were not expecting Him. This may also type them looking for ‘another savior’ not recognizing Jesus for who he is and not watching and waiting for him. Jesus also makes an intriguing statement during the Feast. “Jesus said, ‘I am with you for only a short time, and then I go to the one who sent me. You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.'” John 7:33-34. The brothers mocking him for not having a more public ministry may type believers who mock and scoff their brethren (the bride type in particular), primarily focussed on worldly events, thus running the risk of being left behind at the bridal rapture..
Jonah, Atonement, and Tabernacles
The Ninevites were spared judgment as Jonah watched from a nearby tabernacle. It is interesting to note that the one of Ezra installed Torah readings on Yom Kippur, five (number for grace) days before the Feast of Tabernacles, is the entire book of Jonah. So, the book of Jonah will be fresh on the minds of the Jews. The name “Jonah” literally means “dove”, the sign of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord’s grace covering extended to and by him. We understand the rapture will be as a ‘sign of Jonah’, understood in hindsight as a sign to the ‘wicked and adulterous generation’ seeking for such a sign not having heeded the Lord’s calls and warnings beforehand, coming to knowledge only after our departure, seeing the dove of God and the innocents having extended his grace to them lifted up, prompting them to repent and spiritually ready themselves for the next harvest.
Heavenly or earthly booths
It is interesting to note that the Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated by the entering of temporary structures or booths for a period of 7 days; these would be ready before the feast starts. Could this point to the bridal party entering her chambers in heaven ahead of the 7-year Tribulation? We read in John 14:
Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:2-3.
Pattern from the Transfiguration
The Transfiguration is discussed in three out of the four Gospels: Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-3; Luke 9:28-36. The accounts are all similar: Jesus, Peter, James and John go up a high mountain where Jesus is transfigured before them. Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appear in “glorious splendor.” (Luke 9:31.) A cloud envelopes all of them and they hear the voice of God.
Peter also says something that may connect the Transfiguration to the Feast of Tabernacles; he asks if they should build 3 shelters or booths. “Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” Matthew 17:4. This statement may also give us insight into the timing of the Rapture, because there seems to be a parallel between the Transfiguration and the Rapture passage in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17:
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”
Similarly, at the Transfiguration, I understand Moses to represent the dead in Christ (those remaining on the wilderness side of the Jordan, subject to OT law) as he experienced death. Elijah would then represent those who are alive at the time of the rapture and walking with the Lord as this Prophet of the Lord never experienced death (like Enoch, taken before the flood). They are gathered on a ‘high mountain’ (Matthew 17:1) and enveloped in a cloud, halfway between earth and heaven, like us being gathered in the clouds to meet the Lord halfway. They hear the ‘trumpet voice of God’ (See Revelation 1:10 and 4:1.) The Transfiguration appears to be a foreshadowing of the Rapture.
The great multitude and Tabernacles
We know that in eternity, God will tabernacle with men, which will be the ultimate fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. Revelation 21:3. But there may be another observance of the feast earlier in the book of Revelation.
In Revelation 7:9-10, we see a Great Multitude in heaven right after the global earthquake of the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6:12-17:
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.
Now, take a look at the passage in Leviticus that concerns the Feast of Tabernacles:
So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the Lord for seven days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest. On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. Leviticus 23:39-40.
The timing of the Great Multitude may be connected to an observance of the Feast of Tabernacles because of the reference to holding palm branches, and to the fact that the group will reside in the tent or tabernacle of God:
And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. Revelation 7:14-15.
We also shared prior how Solomon’s temple dedication feast lasted for 14 days, until the end of Tabernacles.
So all the work that King Solomon had done for the house of the Lord was finished…Therefore all the men of Israel assembled with King Solomon at the Feast in the Month of Ethanim [Tishri], which is the seventh Month…At that time Solomon held a Feast and all Israel with him, a great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of Egypt, before the Lord our God, seven Days and seven more Days – fourteen Days (1King 7:51, 8:2,65)
In the book of Revelation, we read that the Apostle John saw,
“…a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations…standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes [which are the righteous acts of the saints], with palm branches in their hands…” [Rev.7:9]
John is seeing hundreds and hundreds of millions of saints, in glorified bodies, standing before the throne of God on the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles! These may be the ones harvested from the middle of the feast onwards when Jesus suddenly appears.
There are many more parallels between Tabernacles and the proposed second or mid-tribulation rapture: the feast is related to opening of the scrolls (type of onset of tribulation), with the conquest of Jericho, the 7th day of Passover, Noah’s ark (those saved during the flood, the bride type – Enoch – is raptured before the flood starts and the ‘dead in Christ’ – Methuselah type – are taken to heaven. It is also related to Psalm 27 and the ark of the covenant and the Pool of Siloam.
Remember how Esther, type of the bride goes to the King’s House | Note the timing of the Venus and Regulus conjunction October 2-3 | Boaz covered Ruth with his tallit/tabernacle as well
The King James Version uses the phrase “he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them” in Revelation 7:15. The Greek word for “dwell” can be translated “to fix one’s tabernacle” or “to live in a tabernacle or tent.”
We also see the Great Multitude standing before the Lamb. Apparently, they have been accounted worthy to escape the time of distress that is to come upon the world. “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36.
There may be another connection between something that Jesus said at a celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles and something that is said about the Great Multitude. John 7:37-39 states:
“On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.’ By this, he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.”
And Revelation 7:17 states:
“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Finally, the description of the Great Multitude resembles the make-up of the Church – “from every nation, tribe, people and language.” Since we see them after the global earthquake of the Sixth Seal, there could be a connection between that earthquake and the Rapture. (Earthquakes are connected to the resurrection events of Jesus Christ and some Old Testament saints in Matthew 27:51-53 and Matthew 28:2-7, and the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11:11-13.)
Mirror of Tishri in the month of Nisan
In a mirror image of the 7th month, on Nisan 11, the fig tree was cursed by the Lord (in the fifth year, confirming the 5-year grace timeframe we shared prior) on the same day he cleansed the temple (Mark 1:7-20), one day after his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The next day, Nisan 12, the Lord shared the parable of the wise and foolish virgins and servants (Matthew 24-25).
In Joshua’s days, the crossing over at Bethabara (meaning place of crossing) was completed on Nisan 11 (having started Nisan 10) including the placement of the 12 stones. He subsequently circumcised the men that day.
Esther was notified of Haman’s plot and fasted for three days before touching the King’s scepter on Nisan 16. Note in the overview of celestial signs how we see Venus conjoining with Regulus October 2-3, 2020, or Tishri 15-16 confirming this picture of the beloved and the Scepter star coming together.
Prophetic events Nisan 10-22 (per Wiki and Torah Tots), mirroring Tishri and thus proposed to form a foreshadowing of our prophetic rapture timeline
- 10 Nisan (circa 1417 BC) – Death of Miriam, 39 years after the Exodus plus choosing of the Passover lamb. Honoring Miriam’s death the great Shabbath before Passover is commemorated.
- 10 Nisan | Fast of Nadab and Abihu (offering of strange fire)
- 10 Nisan (circa 1416 BC) | The Israelites cross the Jordan river into Canaan (Joshua 4) at Bethabara, the crossing and placing of the 12 stones was finished Nisan 11
- 11 Nisan | Fast of Ezra
- 11 Nisan | All the men under Joshua, after passing over the Jordan, were circumcised (picture of a new covenant). The tribe of Levi had already circumcised their sons prior to the crossing (affirming them being set apart, symbolic of having their hearts circumcised unto the Lord prior to the others)
- 11 Nisan (1902 CE) – Birth of 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (revered by rabbinical Jews, associated with the anti-Biblical Noahide Laws)
- 12 Nisan | Abraham was visited by the Lord and two angels where he received his name change and headed the call of circumcision of himself and Ismael | Plus Sarah was notified of the prophesied birth of Isaac, one year later
- 12 Nisan | Illness Hezekiah – he was given 15 additional years by the Lord after prayer and repentance
- 12 Nisan | Ezra departed from the Ahava River to Jerusalem
- 13 Nisan | Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed
- 13 Nisan circa 474 BC | Haman’s decree to annihilate the Jews is passed
- 13 Nisan | Fast of the first born
- 14 Nisan | Offering Passover lamb, our Lord crucified
- 14 Nisan | Naomi and Ruth arrive in Bethlehem at the time of the start of the barley harvest (start Nisan 17)
- 15 Nisan 3760 BC | Cain (works offering) en Abel’s (grace, blood atonement type) offerings on Seder night
- 15 Nisan 1716 or 1740 BC | Sarah was kidnapped and brought to the house of Pharao
- 15 Nisan 1589 BC | Jacob receives Esau’s blessing
- 15 Nisan 1556 BC | Jacob’s wrestles with the angel
- 15 Nisan 1313 BC | Moses sees the burning bush
- 15 Nisan 1312 BC | The Exodus from Egypt
- 15 Nisan 547 BC | Assyrian army attacking Jerusalem destroyed
- 15 Nisan 372 BC | Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den
- 16 Nisan 474 BC | Esther appears before Achashverosh unsummoned and invites him and Haman to a feast to be held the same day. During the feast, she requests that the king and Haman attend a second feast the next day.
- 16 Nisan (circa 1272-3 BC) | The Children of Israel stop eating Manna, six days after entering the Holy Land.
- 17 Nisan (circa 24th century BCE) | Noah’s Ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat
- Nissan 17 | We also commemorate the cleansing of the Temple by Hezekiah (eight hundred years after entering the promised land. (2 Chronicles 29:1-28) Immediately upon becoming king, Hezekiah commenced a great religious reform. In eight days they had re-opened the great Temple of Solomon and cleansed it of defilement (2 Chronicles 29:1-17). The cleansing of the temple was not completed until the sixteenth day of the first month (Nisan)
- 17 Nisan (circa 474 BCE) | Esther’s second feast during which she exposes Haman regarding his plot to annihilate her people and deceive the king. Achashverosh orders his servants to hang Haman.
- 17 Nisan | Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene at the tomb before the morning dawned and afterward, he ascended to the Father for the first time, re-appearing on the road to Emmaus that night at the first upper room gathering in a transformed/glorified state after which he breathed on those present (the first Spirit infilling). Consider this connection. In Leviticus 23 God ordained the day after the weekly sabbath during the days of Unleavened Bread as the Feast of Firstfruits. The HARVEST could not start until the offering of the Feast of Firstfruits was performed and accepted by the Father. Jesus, resurrected, was that offering. In Joshua chapter 5 it appears that Israel kept the Passover, the text says on the 14th day of Nisan, ate the old grain left behind the next day which would be the 15th of Nisan. The Manna ceased on the next day which was Nisan 16 and ………then…..on the 17th they ate of the NEW fruit of the land after that (Joshua 5:10-12). of course means they were legally able to eat of the Firstfruits of the Land starting on the Day of Firstfruits which would have been starting on Nisan 17. The manna had stopped on the 16th.
- 18 Nisan 1312 BC | Pharaoh was informed and mobilizes army to chase the Jews under Moses
- 19 Nisan 1312 BC | Pharao starts his pursuit of the Jews
- 20 Nisan 1312 BC | Pharoah and troops catch up with the Israelites at the Red Sea
- 21 Nisan 1556 BC | Jacob leaves Laban’s Home for the Holy Land
- 21 Nisan 1314 BC | Moses leaves Midian 7 days after the burning busg event towards the Exodus out of Egypt
- 21 Nisan (circa 1312 BC) | The Red Sea splits, allowing Israel to escape the Egyptian army.
Enemy signaling | 7-11 coding and Tishri 11 | Yom Kippur & Rosh Hashanah 2020 | Civil New Year | Closing of the books
If Sodom and Gomorrah’s recorded timing of fiery judgment is repeated on Tishri 13 and Enoch’s prophesied heavenly shaking of Tishri 14 reoccurs likewise, these two days will entail worldwide astro-catastrophes and divine judgment, ending the age of ‘by grace through faith’. The worldwide rapture of the bride and innocents is expected to take place before prophesied sudden destruction and onset of tribulation, the ‘time of Jacobs trouble’ (correction September 28: escape/rescue mission according to the type of Lot/Rahab is expected after the first rapture harvest)
Lot’s wife, who turned into stone after disobeying God and lingering behind her husband after her physical rescue from sudden death had already commenced by direct and divine intervention. Lot’s wife looked back upon the harlot city (a stronghold in her life, see Luke 17:30-34) and the life she was called to leave behind, thus she petrified into stone. As she walked behind Lot, her husband may not have noticed her lingering, nor discerned her heart’s true desires. The Lord did however and acted accordingly. He warns us in the Scriptures to be reminded of her.
Luke 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32Remember Lot’s wife. 33Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Lot’s wife was set free and well on her way to safety from sudden destruction. She remained entangled with her former life though and after backsliding and acting out her spiritual disobedience, her un-severed ties of entanglement to the world and life she left behind became her downfall.
Proposed prophetic timeline for the coming week
Tishri 7-8 | we may see a mirror of Joshua's spies sent to scout out Jericho (Tishri 7) and David being strengthened by the priests the Sabbath after the new Moon. Both were equipped for rescue missions reflecting the prophetic types of Lot and Rahab. A picture emerges of a temple dedication and new covenant on Tishri 8, in line with Jesus's circumcision on the 8th day after his birth Tishr1 3BC, the raising of Lazarus on the spring equilux Nisan 8 and the start of Solomon's temple dedication feast on Tishri 8 (lasting 14 days)
Tishri 9 | Scripture reminds us of a priestly and kingly anointing, reflecting Jesus' anointing by Mary (bride type) on Nisan 9 (John 12:1)after the raising of Lazarus (type of the dead in Christ) amidst a gathering, the bride positioned at the feet of the king, one day before his triumphal entry
Tishri 10 | a revealing, transformation, glorification of the bride or 'the righteous' likened to the listed 12 Yom Kippur rapture patterns, flanked by Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Tishri 11 | 7-11 coding | the onset of judgment on the 'harlot strongholds' of USA Babylon and the 'rulers of Jerusalem' is expected to commence, the 'indignation and overflowing scourge' passing over 'spiritual Babylon' and the 'rulers of Jerusalem', events the bridal party is protected from. Update: an OT reminder of Moses and Jethro (Exodus 18) on Tishri 11 and the NT prophetic first fulfillment of the Lord cleansing the temple and cursing the fig tree on Nisan 11, the mirror of Tishri 11. Abraham was visited on Tishri 12, the third day after his circumcision (Tishri 10) after which the angels progressed to those interceded for in Sodom and the final witness to the people there occurred.
Tishri 13-14 | a potential start of worldwide judgment and astro-catastrophes (Sodom and Gomorrah style fire and brimstone is historically placed on Tishri 13) and subsequent profound heavenly shaking are discerned on Tishri 14, kickstarting the tribulation, if the event and timing recorded in Enoch Chapter 60 are repeated in a second fulfillment
The rapture of the bride and innocent is expected before worldwide sudden destruction, the onset of the 'time of Jacob's trouble', commonly known as 'the tribulation'.
What the heavens declare
- September 22 (16:15 IDT or 13:15 UTC) is the Fall Equinox with the Sun positioned right underneath the Desired Son or the Man Child in Coma Berenices, positioned above the ecliptic in between Leo and Virgo
- On September 22 Deneb takes over from brighter Vega as the zenith star after nightfall (for skywatchers at mid-northern latitudes) and Jupiter’s Great Red Spot should transit Jupiter’s central meridian around 9:23 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
- On September 23 Venus (the beloved, David type, the morning star promised to overcomers) exits Virgo’s astronomical border and enters the constellation Leo, positioned underneath the star Lambda Leonis. The Moon (bride type) is situated right above Antares, the heart of the Scorpion enemy Sagittarius’ arrows are aimed at.
On September 25 (09:48 IDT or 06:48 UTC) the Moon bride conjoins with the King Planet Jupiter within the constellation Sagittarius in the celestial Golden Gate, just having crossed Daniel’s ‘fiery stream’ better known as the Milky Way. The pair do not become visible together until about 18:44.
- September 25 Apollo asteroids are reported to be heading our way
- Right after midnight, September 26th (00:06 IDT or 21:06 UTC), there is an appulse (close approach) of the Moon with Saturn (type of Satan/Chronos) in Sagittarius.
- September 26 is the Fall Equilux (12 daylight and night-time hours) Jesus alluded to in John 11:9 denoting the time of the raising of Lazarus at then the Spring Equilux after a perceived and deeply mourned over ‘delay’
On September 27 the Sun is at Zaniah (Eta Virginis) from the vantage point of Washington, known since ancient times (Aratus) as the heart star of Virgo, positioned right above Crater, the cup of mixture and indignation in the constellation Hydra (the serpent). This solar line-up mirrors the exact celestial line up during the birth of the USA and potentially also foreshadows the kickstart of the country’s manipulated demise, as detailed in this analysis, to take the spiritual harlot of Babylon down from her geopolitical pedestal and usher in the New World Order under overt beastly leadership. A potential 7-11 (Tishri 11) coded event, following up the 9-11 attacks.
The name Zaniah is derived from the Arabic Al Zawiah, meaning “the Corner”, which in turn may be indicated in the prophecy of Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri of the Messiah – indentified by him as Jesus – being ‘just around the corner’. In Hebrew it means ‘God hears’.
Remember the 2019 Sanhedrin conference, introducing the Noahide Laws, the legal framework for the NWO and the Revelation 20 beheadings.Read more about the Noahide Laws here Translation widget included
September 27 The Sextantid meteor shower in Hydra (the serpent) peaks, visible in the twilight hours before dawn, pointing to the counting of the antichrist’s number. Here, Sextans is clarified. Here, you can read more about the unholy trinity, the proposed threefold manifestation of the antichrist leadership.
On September 27 Venus arrives at the Lion’s or Sheep Gate (mouth section of Leo the lion) closely followed by asteroid Vesta (threshold, fire of the magi, also tied to the Roman Vestal Virgins) as it’s positioned in between Epsilon and Omicron Leonis, reflecting a picture of the Beloved (David, bride type) and the ‘bright morning star promised to overcomers’ entering the Lion’s Gate of Jerusalem. Venus will conjunct with the Scepter star Regulus on October 3rd as noted below.
- September 28 Mercury (messenger and thief) reaches the highest point in the evening sky
- September 28 the Moon is above Formalhaut (the mouth of the great fish in the constellation Acquarius) and one day later at Neptune (trident, beast from the sea). Its prophetic meaning is explained here.
September 28 is the 5 year anniversary of the Super Blood Wolf Moon over Jerusalem, a central part of the Lord’s Perfect Sign and the the fourth ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse of the last Tetrad of lunar eclipses that began on 15 April 2014. This sign on Sukkot was flanked by two Bethlehem stars on June 30 and October 26, composed of very rare conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter, like those foretelling Jesus’ birth which prompted the magi to go out to meet him.
This five year time frame since September 28, 2015 could reflect our ‘grace period’ of being safeguarded in our Ark, Jesus Christ, before judgment falls. The Noah link and time span is well rooted prophetically. The apocryphal Book of Jasher (5:34) states Noah’s ark was built within 5 years, while we know from Scripture Noah preached of pending judgment for 120 years. Regarding this five year of drawing nigh to the Lord unto spiritual fruitfulness, note that almond trees do not yield a full crop until after five years and are harvested in August and September before the autumn rains, right where we find ourselves now.
The Lord’s ‘Perfect’ Sign | Super Blood Wolf Moon over Jerusalem on 9/28/15
The 2015 Bethlehem Stars in Leo, June 30th and October 26th, foretelling the Lord’s return for his bride, potential bookends of a five-year timeframe
On 28 September the cross-shaped constellation Cygnus the Swan floats nearly straight overhead these evenings. Its brightest stars form the big Northern Cross. When you face southwest and crane your head up, the cross appears to stand upright. Consider this earlier article on the ‘Sign of Cygnus’
- Comet NEOWISE is still in Libra, the altar of redemption. NEOWISE’s prophetic patterns and meaning are explained in this previous article.
- Comet C/2020 M3 Atlas (burden bearer) is in Eridanus (river of the judge). Eridanus’s Biblical meaning is explained here.
- Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus (newly discovered) will enter constellation Cancer, the cattle fold or traveler’s inn, on September 27th (from Canis Minor) Erasmus means ‘beloved’ and is related to St. Elmo’s Fire
October 2 | Full Moon in Cetus the sea monster (type of Jonah’s great fish)
October 2-3 | Conjunction Venus (bright morning star, promised to overcomers and type of ‘the beloved’) and Regulus, the Scepter star in Leo | The day star rising in the heart of the body of Christ
We’re not only reminded of David (beloved type) entering the city of Jerusalem and the sickle handle pointing to the start of the rapture harvest, but also of Esther touching the King’s scepter which actually took place Nisan 15/16, the mirror month of Tishri and her banquet continued until Nisan 17. We’re also reminded of the daystar (Venus is currently the morning star) rising in our hearts as we compose the body of Christ, Leo the Lion, even of Mary Magdalene to which Venus directs us to as well.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Psalm 118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord: 20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts
Venus, crowned before the Revelation 12 sign
October 3 | Conjunction of the Moon and Mars in Pisces at the trodden down fish | A picture of Leviticus 26:13 in the heavens
On October 3 the Moon conjuncts with Mars (war) in the horizontal fish of Pisces (the sent-out church, type of Elisha who took up the mantle from Elijah after he was taken up) in her near fulness, symbolizing believers in conflict with the enemy (Mars) after the bride is taken up (Elijah type, symbolized in the upright fish of Pisces). As the upright ribbon of Pisces will soon be cut by Aries at the rapture, the beast or sea monster (Cetus) will be untied or cut loose from the bridal fish restraining him at the same time as she is set free. In like manner, we know the enemy will be unrestrained as soon as the Spirit filled believers depart the scene. The Moon-Mars conjunction may symbolize the unrestrained enemy in conflict with believers.
As we’ve come to understand the Leviticus 25 Jubilee is in play this year, it is interesting to note that this celestial line up of being broken free to go upright (both in the natural and pertaining to the rapture as in ‘ascending straight up’) is found in the next chapter, namely in Leviticus 26:13
13 I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
You will find a more detailed description of the Biblical context of this celestial line-up in this previous study.
October 3 | Eclipse of the Demon Star | Shapeshifting Algol
Algol is well up in the northeast after dark. Normally it shines at magnitude 2.1, but this evening it has one of its periodic self-eclipses: It should be as faint as magnitude 3.4 for a couple hours centered on 9:48 p.m. EDT. It takes several additional hours to fade and brighten again.
Algol, nicknamed the Demon Star, resides in the constellation Perseus (Jesus in his capacity as the Breaker) directly below the “W” shaped asterism of Cassiopeia. The name derives from Arabic “Al-Ghul,” (ghoul) and may hint at its then-mysterious habit of fading away and returning to normal brightness in a matter of hours. We now understand that this evil-spirited behavior can be blamed on Algol B, its dimmer companion star. Every 2.87 days, Algol B partially eclipses the hotter and brighter Algol A. Astronomers refer to this pair as an ‘eclipsing binary’. Thousands of these stars are known, but Algol is perhaps the most famous of this class because its periodic dip in brightness can be seen with the eye alone, and because the cycle is relatively short.
Algol is also known by its Bayer designation Beta Persei, the best-known star in Perseus. Biblically, it represents the ‘enemy trodden under foot’, represented in the narrative of David overcoming Goliath by wielding one of his five pre-emptive grace-stones against him and finishing the job by severing his head with his own sword. David, operating in his type as the Breaker, as shared in this previous article. The star was known as Rosh ha Satan (“Satan’s Head”) in Hebrew, the head of the Medusa in Greek mythology and called Horus in Egyptian mythology. A Latin name for Algol from the 16th century was Caput Larvae or “the Spectre’s Head”
Biblical astronomer Bullinger concerning the star Algol: “It is a most remarkable phenomenon that so many of these enemies should be characterized by variable stars! But this head of Medusa, like the neck of Cetus, has one. AlGol is continually changing. In about 69 hours it changes from the 4th magnitude to the 2nd. During four hours of this period it gradually diminishes in brightness, which it recovers in the succeeding four hours; and in the remaining part of time, invariably preserves its greatest luster. After the expiration of this time, its brightness begins to decrease again. A fitting emblem of our great enemy, who, “like a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8); then changing into a subtle serpent (Genesis 3:1); then changing again into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). “Transforming himself” continually, to devour, deceive, and destroy.”
Biblical astronomer Joseph Seiss refers to Perseus as the ‘breaker of the seals’, which may refer to the opening of the seals by the time the bride has entered the throne room in heaven. Seiss: “Christ, the very Lamb of our text, breaking the way of His people through all the doors and gates of their present imprisonment and disability, and dashing to pieces all the antagonizing powers which stand in the way of their full deliverance and redemption. So the Lamb in the Apocalypse is the Breaker of the seals and of apostate nations, the same as the Son in the second Psalm.”
“Out of devotion to his king he undertakes to destroy the Gorgons as far as they are destructible. For this he descends into hell, and brings forth armor from thence. He is in communion with the divine wisdom, and thereby is girded in splendor and led unerringly. He is winged, and given a diamond sword, as Heaven’s messenger and herald to undo the powers of evil and administer deliverance and prosperity. He wounds the dire Gorgons in the head, and carries off their power. He punishes Leviathan with his “sore and great and strong sword.” He breaks the bonds of Andromeda, and makes her his bride amid high festival, at which he puts down all opposition. And thereupon he goes forth to countries far and near, punishing and expelling tyrants and usurpers, rooting out untruth and corrupt worship, and blessing and rejoicing the city and kingdom of heroes. All this interprets with wonderful literalness and brilliancy when understood of the promised Seed of the woman, the Lamb that was slain, going forward at the head of His people as the Breaker, bringing death and destruction to the monsters of evil, setting wronged captives free, and joining them to himself in glory everlasting.”
October 4 | Tishri 17 evening portion | Sukkot Day 3 | Beast Day | Moon (bride, faithful witness) having crossed the ribbon of the upright fish in Pisces, lines up with Uranus (Enoch type) who was raptured with his group of faithful witnesses (wise virgins) before the flood of Noah
The crowning of Venus pointed to Uranus as well
Preceding the Great Sign’s culmination on September 23rd and 24th, on September 20th, 2017, the Christ Angle sign reflected in the structure of the Great Pyramid at Giza formed an alignment with three planets – Uranus (heaven or ‘ouranos’ in Greek, a type of the hidden bride and wise virgins), Venus (beloved, Jesus as Morning Star) and Jupiter (king planet), which all have strong ties to the Lord and the bride. The Christ Angle marked the birth and resurrection of Christ in the dateline formed by the number of pyramid inches at the intersection of the horizontal “Jubilee” Passage with the ascending passage inside the Great Pyramid, as shown in the illustrations above and put forward by these two watchmen.
The alignment with Uranus with its 5 moons (bride and 5 wise virgins) occurred in Pisces, signifying the gentiles (upright fish, Elijah type) set free from Cetus the Sea Monster below) and Israel (the horizontal fish, those sent out like Elisha) just before dawn. The one with Venus signifying Christ, the ‘bright and morning star’ occurred in Leo the Lion of Judah signifying Christ as a conquering king at dawn treading on the serpent below him, and the one with Jupiter signifying Christ as the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 occurred just after dawn in Virgo, the Virgin signifying the wise virgins of the church of Philadelphia on that morning (Source).
Since the Christ Angle dissects the city of Jerusalem and the town of Bethlehem on an equal projection map, it is tied to Christ’s first advent when he was born in Bethlehem, and to his second coming after the tribulation when he will set foot on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Note the second line eastward points to Uranus (Enoch bride type) in the upright ribbon of Pisces (Elijah bride type) in the heavens, and to Mt. Sinai, in Arabic tied to almonds and thus both the tree of life and the wedding covenant pictures under Moses.
Therefore, this triple occurrence of the Christ Angle in the heavens on September 20th, 2017 is said to have heralded that the Sign of the Son of Man, which is to appear just before the Rapture, may appear soon as Christ comes to rescue His Bride, the Pillar of Enoch website puts forward. The planet Uranus, which signifies the ‘kingdom of heaven being nigh’ and the bride of Christ and the five wise virgins, are those who carry the Holy Spirit within their vessels as earthly temples. This is exactly where the Moon will be on October 4th.
“This is the message that both John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ preached, this author claims. “Many years ago while in worship I heard Spirit say, “The Kingdom of Uranus is at hand.” My mind was immediately drawn to the message that Jesus preached saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”. As I studied the word “heaven” from the Greek New Testament language I was happily surprised to find out “ouranos” is the same word for heaven (sky) and the planet Uranus.”
Jesus spent a great deal of His time preaching about another age, the age to come. “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven (Uranus) is at hand”. He also commanded His followers to preach the same message. Repent means to Change your mind, have a paradigm shift; repentance is the only way one will see or enter the kingdom.”
How is this mystery concealed in the word ‘heaven’? What is the ‘new age’ that Jesus spoke of called and how does Uranus fit in? Heaven in Greek is ‘ouranos’, this is the same word for the planet Uranus.
This word ouranus (Strong’s 3772) is used for heaven extensively throughout the New Testament, and clearly has a wider meaning. What is amazing is that uranium, the core of nuclear power, is also named after Uranus (H/T Denis Hart) So one meaning of Luke 21:26 could be that the dynamite power of uranium, the metal of ouranos, will be shaken as well, alluding to nuclear war. We know the mark of the beast is an attack on the ‘cell nucleus’, DNA’s Holy of Holies’ as well.
Bertrand L. Comparet comments on how in Luke 21:25-26 Jesus speaks of the signs by which we may recognize the end of the age. As found in the King James Bible it reads thus,
“And upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming upon the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
So this latest passage speaks of “ the powers of heaven ”, where the same statement is recorded in Mark 13:25, it says, “ The powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.” The Greek word here translated heaven is ouranos (oo-ran-os) again.
Enoch and Uranus | Taken before judgment
There are ties between Enoch (him and his close disciples being taken prior to the flood as he walked in faith and in closeness with God) and Uranus as well, as Martin Stewart relays. Scripture records the rapture of Enoch: “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Genesis 5:24). Enoch was raptured because he did what all are called to do …. he implicitly trusted God to do what He said. “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5).
Little is known of him from Scripture, except that he had the beautiful testimony that “he pleased God” (11:5). The point of his commendation is that all should likewise please God through the simple placing of confidence in God as the Lord questioned if he will find faith upon his return “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (11:6). The words “took him” (Genesis 5:24) or “translation” (Hebrews 11:5) both indicate the same conclusion, that Enoch “should not see death” (11:5) and thus he foreshadows those taken before tribulation starts.
Enoch, whose name means ‘dedicated, instructed, or trained up’, was the seventh generation from Adam, i.e., “Enoch also, the seventh from Adam” (Jude 14). Likewise Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun.
Parallels of Tishri 17 (October 4-5) from the Old and New Testament | Jesus’ first ascension and meeting with Mary on Nisan 17 and group reveal that evening, the start of Nisan 18
Prophetic timelines Nisan 17 from the Old and New Testament
- 17 Nisan (circa 24th century BC) | Noah’s Ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat
- Nissan 17 | We also commemorate the cleansing of the Temple by Hezekiah (eight hundred years after entering the promised land, see 2 Chronicles 29:1-28). Immediately upon becoming king, Hezekiah (known as a righteous king) commenced a great religious reform. In eight days they had re-opened the great Temple of Solomon and cleansed it of defilement (2 Chronicles 29:1-17). The cleansing of the temple was not completed until the sixteenth day of the first month (Nisan) after which sacrificial offerings were made, followed the next day by worship and praise, thus a full restoration of God’s order.
- 17 Nisan (circa 474 BC) | This was the day of Esther’s second feast during which her true identity as a daughter of the Most High God is revealed; the same day she exposes Haman the Agagite (antichrist type) regarding his plot to annihilate her people and deceive the king and his court. Achashverosh orders his servants to hang Haman (and subsequently his sons by Esther’s request). The Queen has overcome the enemy and is restored unto her husband and king in her royal position as co-regent, partly delegated to her uncle Mordecai, having aligned herself with God’s overarching and pre-eminent laws and principles regarding time-keeping and governance, The Lord being implicitly present in the entire book.
- 17 Nisan | In Joshua chapter 5 it appears that Israel kept the Passover, the text says on the 14th day of Nisan, ate the old grain left behind the next day which would be the 15th of Nisan. The Manna ceased on the next day which was Nisan 16 and ………then…..on the 17th they ate of the NEW fruit of the land after that (Joshua 5:10-12) starting on the Day of Firstfruits. The manna (bread from heaven) had stopped on the 16th. We see a repetition of a pattern as on this same day 40 years prior, Israel had made their first camp at Succoth beginning the Exodus after their first day out of Egypt, as stated in Exodus 12:37-39. Jasher 88:14 informs us the battle on Jericho under Joshua started on the first day of the second month, lasting 7 days, which also substantiates the lunar crescent new Moon calendar, as explained here and in general terms, the first moon sliver starting each month is explained here. The march on Jericho is expected to be a type of rescue mission of the end times harvesters, overcoming enemy strongholds and liberating those faithful to the bride type (Joshua’s spies), Rahab and her household.
17 Nisan | Timeline of Jesus’ resurrection, his early morning encounter with Mary and subsequent group revealing that evening (start Nisan 18)
On Nisan 17 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (bride type) at the tomb before the morning dawned in a glorified state. His body was changed, for as the Scriptures say ‘it was sown in corruption, but raised in in corruption’. It was sown as a natural body, but raised as a spiritual, glorified body. It was sown in weakness, but raised in power. Afterward, he ascended to the Father for the first time where the atonement for the redeemed was made complete as he was offered as First Fruits or ‘wave sheaf’ to the Father. Here, his fulfillment of the Brideprice was made complete, the Ketubah fulfilled. Then, he re-appeared at Emmaus (type of believers intellectually blinded and not in tune with the prophetic word) and reconvened with the disciples that night – thus the start of Nisan 18 – during the first upper room gathering when he imparted supernatural peace into the fear-filled room and breathed on those present (the first Spirit infilling).
This first upper room meeting excluded Thomas (a type of those lacking faith at the time of his first glorified appearance). Luke expressly implies that more people than his disciples had gathered together there, most likely among them the women, Jesus’ uncle Joseph of Arimathea (Roman Decurion and former Sanhedrin) and Nicodemus (Sanhedrin, councilor) and some of the seventy disciples like Lazarus and Simon (Cyrene). We are told that after the arrival of the Emmaus disciples, the doors were locked (shut) from being prompted by fear of the Jews, prophetically this is likely a picture of the bridal chamber closing.
A glorious revealing ‘in their midst’
Let us consider this connection as well. In Leviticus 23 God ordained the day after the weekly sabbath during the days of Unleavened Bread as the Feast of First Fruits. The barley harvest could not start until the offering of the Feast of First Fruits was performed and accepted by the Father. Jesus, resurrected, was that offering the rehearsals pointed to (Leviticus 23:9-14 and 1 Corinthians 15:20-23). It was the during third day (Nisan 17) of the Festival of Unleavened Bread that he ascended to the Father and at the start of the fourth day (Nisan 18) he revealed his glory and peace in full appearing in their midst, thus we a prophetic time picture of the middle of the feast. Consider the mirror application with the month of Tishri and the Lord appearing to his brethren during Tabernacles ‘in the middle of the feast’ to teach. We also remember Mary addressing him as ‘Rabboni’ or ‘teacher’ on that Nisan 17 resurrection morning. Also, we know that the Lord’s (twofold and time-spaced) ascension would model his return to us.
Jesus fulfilling the role of the Passover Lamb (adapted)
- The prophecy of Jesus dying in the midst of the seven-day weekly cycle in Daniel 9:27 would be literally fulfilled.
Daniel 9:27 He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week, he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease
Jesus began his covenant with His people on the Sabbath, when He rode into city as King of the Jews, on the 10th of Nisan. This covenant with His people was completed with the sacrifice of the Divine Lamb of God at the end of the Sabbath (sundown) on the 17th of Nisan. In the midst of the week, the sacrifice and oblations ceased, when the temple lintel fell and the curtain was torn from top to bottom between the Holy and the Most Holy Places, symbolizing believers’ access to the Lord’s throne of Grace.
- The prophecy of Jesus fulfilling the prophecy of Jonah, lying in the belly of the whale (the heart of the earth) for three days and three nights, was literally being fulfilled from the 15th to the 17th of Nisan.
- Jesus observed the Last Supper as a preparatory Passover Seder and drank only the 3rd cup, the Cup of Redemption and the Renewal of the Covenant. He proclaimed that He would not participate in the actual Passover Seder until He returns to drink the 4th cup with his followers.
- Jesus fulfilled the selection of the Lamb ceremony by his triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
- Jesus fulfilled the inspection of the Passover Lamb for 4 days, during His time of ministry in the Temple plus the day of trial and crucifixion.
- Jesus fulfilled the final inspection of the Passover Lamb by His trial and found blameless as the Passover lamb was found without blemish.
- Jesus fulfilled the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb through His death as the Lamb of God.
- Jesus rested in the grave on the Passover Shabbat, the High Sabbath – Day 1 in the tomb..
- Jesus rested in the grave on the preparation day for the weekly Seventh-day Sabbath – Day 2 in the tomb.
- Jesus rested in the grave on the weekly Seventh-day Shabbat, the week of days Shabbat – Day 3 in the tomb.
- Jesus resurrected on the first day, the day of new beginnings, transformed into a glorified body
- Jesus resurrected during the harvesting of the First Fruits as the First Fruit of the Resurrection of those who have died by faith in the Messiah of Israel.
- Jesus ascended to the Father after he met Mary Magdalene at the tomb on the 1st day after the weekly Sabbath during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. I Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
Sukkot Torah Readings instituted by Ezra | Zooming in on Day 2 and 3
Torah readings Sukkot day 2
In Leviticus 22-23 and in Numbers 29 we read how Moses instructs the people according to the appointed feast days, the feasts of the Lord.
In 1 Kings 8 we read about Solomon’s feast of dedication, a 14 day feast ending in parallel with Sukkot. 1 Kings 8:5 we read how during Solomon’s temple dedication, the king and the congregation went before the ark, type and shadow of the arrival of the king and his bridal party before the ark entered the temple (Noah’s ark typing the flood and Enoch and his arriving in heaven before the flood). After the priests departed, the glory cloud arrived (v 10-11).
John 1:10-14 confirms the coming of God’s glory, Revelation 7 the dedication of the 144.000 mortal subset of David’s end times army and Revelation 21 the ready, glorious bride
Torah readings Sukkot day 3
The Exodus 33:12-34:26 readings detail how Moses intercedes for his people, draws nigh to the Spirit and asks to see God’s glory, which he can only witness by watching his backside as he’s not yet glorified, but merely a fleshly man. He makes two new tablets and the Lord makes a new covenant with him and the people. The Numbers 29 portion informs us concerning this day’s offerings. The Ezekiel 38-39 portion speaks of the Gog and Magog war. Interestingly the preceding chapter, Ezekiel 37 and the raising of the dry bones may tie in to the sealing of the 144.000 witnesses (in a mortal body) as well. The portion from the Book of James speaks of the testing of our faith, the hearing and doing of the Word, the sin of partiality, faith without works being dead, the importance of taming the tongue, the wisdom coming from above and importance, a warning against worldliness, worldly riches, patience in suffering, the prayer of faith.
October 10 | Peak Southern Taurid meteor shower, in between Mars (war) and Uranus (Enoch) | Half Moon in Gemini (bride and groom)
October 12 | Comet NEOWISE at Perigee (closest to earth) in Hydra’s crow (Corvus)
October 14 | Moon (bride) conjoining with Venus (beloved, morning star promised to overcomers) in Leo
Regardless of the enemy’s evil scheming and plans, may we recline at his feet and remain in his perfect peace until he comes…..
The cost of her praise
The room grew still
As she made her way to Jesus
She stumbled through the u
That make her blind
Some spoke in anger
Heard folks whisper
hern Taurid meteor shower
Still on she came
Through the shame that flushed her face
Until at last she knelt before his feet
And though she spoke no words
Everything she said was heard
As she poured her love for the master
From her box of Alabaster
And I’ve come to pour
My praise on Him like oil
From Mary’s Alabaster Box
Don’t be angry if I wash His feet with my tears
And I dry them with my hair
You weren’t there the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt
When He wrapped His loving arms around me
And you don’t know the cost
Of the oil in my Alabaster box
I can’t forget the way life used to be
I was a prisoner to the sin that had me bound
And I spent my days
Poured my life without measure
Into a little treasure box
I thought I found
Until the day when Jesus came to me
And healed my soul with the wonder of His touch
So now I’m giving back to Him
All the praise He’s worthy of
I’ve been forgiven and that’s why
I love Him so much
And I’ve come to pour
My praise on Him like oil
From Mary’s Alabaster Box
Don’t be angry if I wash His feet with my tears
And I dry them with my hair
You weren’t there the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt
When He wrapped His loving arms around me
And you don’t know the cost
Of the oil in my Alabaster box
Songwriter: Janice Sjostran
Original performer: Cece Winans
A portion of Lillie’s testimony