Time Zones of the Rapture

  • Will the Rapture occur during a Pentecost Season?
  • Are the Altar Rededication and Red Heifer tied to the Rapture?
  • What role does the Rapture play prophetically in these Last Days?

by Luis B. Vega
for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org
EMAIL: vegapost@hotmail.com

‘Jesus explained, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months until the harvest’? I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ripe for harvest. Already the reaper draws his wages and gathers a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.’ - John 4:35-36

The purpose of this study is to examine the year sequence of 2019-2020-2021-2022 timeframes of their respective times of when Pentecost occurs. This study strongly suggests that if and when the Rapture of the Bride occurs, it will be at some Pentecost season or time -as it began. What this study also suggests is that there will most likely be ‘gap’ of time from when the Rapture occurs and when Daniel’s 70th Week of Years starts. This will be the new Dispensation. Such a ‘zone’ could be that ‘interfacing’ time that also occurred when the Dispensation of the Pentecostal Age commenced while the Exile and judgment of Israel began.

This rather short ‘transition’ could be a mere 3-4 year period of time that will interface the current Dispensation of the Church Age, or that of the Pentecostal Intermission that has been in-between the 69th and the 70th Week of Years. This study is predicated on the notion that the Rapture of the Bride of Christ is to occur before the Dispensation of the Law is reverted back to Israel. Specifically, the 2019-2020-2021-2022 zone with the Feast of YHVH, that of Shavuot or Pentecost will be the high watch periods. Now if it will be at the beginning or on the exact day, remains to be understood fully. There are many prophetic parallels that have been presented over the years by those who study the subject matter of a ‘Pentecost Rapture’.

The Pentecost Feast is associated with a ‘marriage’, that of YHVH and Israel on Mount Sinai. It does parallel the future wedding of the Lamb, Jesus and the Bride of Christ, that is Followers of Jesus who made ‘themselves ready’, on Mount Zion, etc. Then there the direct inference of how the book of Ruth is read during Pentecost. It is a love story of a Gentile who is redeemed and once again ends with a marriage and more than that, the heir to the Throne of David. As to when the current Pentecost Dispensation is to end, many would agree that the time is now like a mother delivering a child. The ‘spiritual and prophetic contractions’ are getting more intense and frequent. Most recently, the various events specific to the redemption and/or restoration of Israel is something to be very attentive to. In the year 2018 alone, there were some amazing prophetic milestones reached. Most notably was the 70th anniversary of Israel’s miraculous rebirth. Then there was the formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, etc.

A Prophetic Reset
The U.S. Embassy move and dedication to Jerusalem on the very day on May 14, 2018 set the stage for a prophetic countdown, it seems. The list continues of important milestones occurring. There was the passing of the Israeli Nation-State Law, etc. Then there was the birth of a red cow that has been ‘certified’ as the Red Heifer. Then there was the amazing rededication of the ancient Altar of Sacrifice in early December of 2018. Although not as grandiose as the 2nd Temple Altar, the same effect occurred with Nehemiah and how YHVH had to encourage them to ‘not despise the day of small things’. To those that attempt to interpret such prophetic milestones, one could sense that the current Dispensation of Grace is about to end. Based on this supposition, then the only way such a ‘Dispensation’ can conclude is with the Rapture.

It would appear that the current time is now a clear ‘interfacing’ of sorts that will ultimately culminate in the 70th Week of Years to finish what the Angel decreed to ‘the People of Daniel’, etc. The culmination of such events is to usher in the conclusion of the Dispensation dealing with Israel’s judgment and the return of Jesus as the true Messiah and Savior of Israel and the world. Many believe that the work by the many religious Jewish institutes, agencies and organizations to obtain a ‘House of Prayer’ for all the Nations is in vein and playing into the Luciferian plan of having the AntiChrist rule the world as the rightful ‘King’, etc. What is telling is that Jesus, upon His emotional reflection of Jerusalem and its rejection of Him as the rightful Messiah stated that ‘your House’, not Jesus’ was to be left ‘desolate’. Thus, in essence, Jesus is not ‘building’ nor endeavoring to erect a ‘House of Prayer’ for all the Nations just yet.

Jesus will have to ‘reset’ Israel and will be building of the 4th Temple, that of Ezekiel’s that will mark the Millennial Kingdom Dispensation thereafter. Jesus stated that He would not return until Israel would say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD’. This will occur at Jesus’ 2nd coming per Zechariah. In the meanwhile, based on the Red Heifer factor alone, there is now in play a 3-4 year window of time before the certification could be revoked and/or the age goes beyond the required time to procure the ‘Ashes’. Thus, the Red Heifer has to be sacrificed within this 3-4 year ‘Window’ to have its Ashes mixed with water to cleanse the Temple Mount. This 3-4 ‘Window of Time’ might very well see some amazing and accelerated prophecies beyond belief.

Thus, this study suggests that from 2019 onward, the following years of 2020-2021-2022 will be high Rapture watch years. And specially that the Pentecost season, it will be the most probably time that the Rapture of the Bride of Christ could occur, if it is to occur at all on a Feast of YHVH. Do consider that the empowering of the Church, corporately did occur on such a Feast of YHVH when GOD the Holy Spirit came down as Jesus promised to send Him. The rationale is that it is the Holy Spirit that is ‘restraining’ all-out evil and the ‘Great Work’ of Lucifer. It is understood that it is foretold to ‘it’ is to be set to the side. Many interpret this notion as then having to have the Rapture event occur as such an entity, the Body of Christ on Earth presently that is indwelled with the Holy Spirit that restrains. Even more intriguing could be the case that this ‘extraction’ or rapture also in some way will correspond to some ‘Celestial Sign’.

Celestial Countdowns
Consider that when Peter preached to the crowds on Pentecost, he specifically referred to Joel and such Celestial Signs then. What is very interesting to note is that right in the middle of the 2nd 50-day count from June 9, 2019 there is a total solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse of July 2, 2019 on the 183rd day is the only one for the year. There was a partial eclipse on January 6, 2019 and there will be an annular eclipse the day after Christmas on December 26, 2019. What is unique about the year 2019 is how it started astronomically. If it is to be the ‘zone’ or ‘interface’ period, the Blood moon on January 19-20, 2019 was spectacular as a ‘bookend’ and on the Jewish New Year of Trees, etc. Perhaps then, the start of this possible ‘zone’ of interface of Dispensations is being heralded by the started with the end of the 3rd Blood Moon of the Triad also. This Triad bookended the Tetrad of 2014-15. The prior Triad occurred in 2011 and both had its central or middle Blood Moon over Jerusalem. Then the last or 3rd of the Blood Moon of the Triad was a Super Moon, a Wolf Moon and on the New Years of Trees as noted.

It appeared that such an amazing pattern of Celestial Signs within this Blood Moon pattern signed an ‘end’ to something just as some amazing prophetic nuances already mentioned have begun to occur. Could it be that likewise, such ‘Signs’ in the Sun, Moon and the Stars are also signaling the soon coming conclusion of the Church’s Royal Commission? Are the ‘Ambassadors of Jesus Christ’ about to be extracted from this evil and corrupt sin-infested world to attend her marriage? Many do see such a probable scenario as the Body of Christ, or the Church universal is described in the Bible as a ‘Spiritual Temple’. This Spiritual Temple is being erected by Christ. Could it be that such as ‘Spiritual Temple’ is completed, that the Earthly one, that of the 3rd Temple is to then be erected thereafter? What the year 2019 has in terms of when Pentecost or Shavuot occurs is very telling. In 2019 both the Rabbinical and the Gregorian Calendars will synchronize on the same day, that being June 9, 2019. The Jews will observe the Feast the day prior at sunset, etc. June 9, 2019 is the 160th day of the year.

The Feast of Passover will occur on April 20, 2019 with a clear inference to ‘420’ and all that it means. Also, interesting will be when the 9th of Av occurs, which is August 11, 2019. If something ominous is to occur on this date, that remains to be seen. This day will be the 223rd day of the year. What is very peculiar is that based on some calculations of when the 2nd Temple was destroyed was on an August 11th. Also, the ‘223’ is a clear inference to the infamous Illuminati and Skull and Bones encryption of 322. Pertinent to the notion that if and when the Rapture occurs, it will be on a Pentecost timeframe? Consider then if Passover occurs on April 20, 2019, the 50th day will be June 9, 2019. If one subscribes and applies the 50 days to be counted from the 7 Sabbaths, then such a day would be around July 29, 2019. The day of July 29, 2019 is the 201th day of the year. This study is not suggesting this day will be the Rapture but that the ‘zone’ would be all inclusive and be a possible time to be considered perhaps. However, there is much debate and arguing over which 50-day count is valid and if there are in fact a double count. One thing is for sure that most Rapture Watchers would agree, geo-politically the events transpiring in the world seems to be accelerating.

The Spiritual Temple
And then the question remains, from which ‘Sabbath’ is Pentecost to be counted from, the High Day Sabbath that was on a Wednesday in the midst of the week or was it on the first weekly Sabbath, that being Saturday when Jesus rose from the dead just before He was place in the tomb, 72 hours prior? The following will be based on research about the meaning of Shavuot or Pentecost. The Feast of Weeks or Shavuot is the only Feast of YHVH that is not a fixed day on YHVH’s Calendar. It is also the only Feast in which one is asked to count in order to find the day per Leviticus 23:16. It is also the only Feast that is thus predicated on ‘Time’ and not an object such as a sacrifice or element. The issue in recent years concerning Pentecost is the notion that three is actually a 100-day count.

Traditionally, the first 7 Sabbaths are or have been only counted. New theories have been presented that one is to count 50 more days. This notion could be corroborated in the accounts of when the Disciples where gathered in the book of Acts. It states emphatically that it was when, ‘the fullness of Pentecost had come’. This could have been this 2nd segment of a 50-day count. In Leviticus 23 is where the Feasts of YHVH are mentioned in detail and when they are to be observed. Pentecost was to be celebrated on Sivan 6 or 9 of the 3rd month. One compelling argument for how there should be a double 50-day count is seen where Israel had yet to even arrive at Mount Sinai on the 9th of the 3rd month, much less receive the Law. Consider that Moses was receiving the Law for the 1st 40 days. As to the link between Pentecost and a marriage or ‘Bride’, consider the following.

It is understood in Biblical terms that the Covenant between YHVH and Israel was ratified on Pentecost, by way of Moses on Mount Sinai per Exodus 20. However, there is also debate that suggests that the time when the actual ‘Law’ was given was at the end of the 2nd counting of a 50-day period. How this Pentecost timeframe is then possibly tied directly to the Pentecost of the Bride of Christ is as follows. Israel had agreed to observe YHVH’s Law as His Earthly People. Israel soon broke the Covenant at Sinai. Eventually YHVH ‘divorced’ Israel and promised to make a New Covenant made up of ‘Spiritual People’. About 1500 years later, the New Covenant was put into effect, again at Pentecost according to Acts 2.

The New Covenant occurred when the Holy Spirit was given to enable Followers of Jesus with power to keep this New Covenant which is now not written on tablets of stone but on the flesh of one’s heart, metaphorically speaking. This Holy Spirit indwelling within the souls enables a Follower of Jesus to subdue the heart and mind to overrule temptation and overcome the craving and natural inclination to sin. As to when Pentecost is to be determined, the Jews contend that the start time is with the Sabbath being referred to is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is Abib 15, the first holy day of the year. If the Sabbath is the holy day starting the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the time for Pentecost would always end up on the 6th day of the 3rd month, according to the Jewish Calendar. The issue is how to interpret Leviticus 23 which states, ‘Even to the morrow after the 7th Sabbath shall you number 50 days.’

A Waiting Period
The question remains, with Sabbath? Was it the High Day Sabbath of Passover, which technically is a ‘Sabbath’ or was it the weekly one on Saturday? If one were to begin the count the day after the High Sabbath rather than after the weekly Sabbath during the feast, the 50th day could fall anywhere between the 2nd and the 7th day, and not on the 1st day of the week or the ‘morrow after the seventh Sabbath,’ as Scripture clearly prescribes. The word translated ‘morrow’ is the Hebrew ‘Mochorath,’ which does mean, ‘the day after.’ Shavuot is really the proper name but Pentecost as ‘Penta’ means 5 in Greek just signifies the 1st 50 days, not inclusive.

Since the event of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles, the Followers of Jesus have called this corresponding day as Pentecost. As noted, it is commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples of Jesus Christ. This prophetic event occurred 10 days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What was also miraculous was the fact that the Apostles began to speak in many known foreign languages. The need for speaking many known languages was to outreach with a ‘Sign’ to the Jews that come in from the Diaspora among the Nations for the Feast.

The reason being that a multitude gathered in Jerusalem and specifically within the Temple precinct on Shavuot. Pentecost is 1 of the 3 mandatory Feasts of YHVH that every male Jew is required to present himself before the House of YHVH in Jerusalem. It will be very interesting to witness what it will look like during the Tribulation Period when the 3rd Temple will be in place and the Jewish men from around the world will gather for this Feast that has not occurred since the days of Jesus. In the Christian tradition, Pentecost is not a moveable feast as it is observed exactly 7 weeks after Easter Day, i.e. 50 days after Easter or 49 days + a Sunday. The following are the dates of Pentecost during the ‘zone’ timeframe of the possible ‘interfacing’ of Dispensations.

Western Christian                             Jewish Rabbinical
Pentecost 2019           June 09           Shavuot           June 09
Pentecost 2020           May 31            Shavuot           May 28
Pentecost 2021           May 23            Shavuot           May 16
Pentecost 2022           June 05           Shavuot           June 4

The Christian Pentecost always falls on the 7th Sunday after Easter Day. In the Eastern Orthodox churches, the date of Pentecost is calculated in the same manner, but it usually differs due to the use of the Julian Calendar instead of the Gregorian Calendar. The Jews use the Lunar Calendar to adjust for discrepancies and thus Shavuot can fall on any day. To the Jews, Shavuot, or the ‘Feast of Weeks’, is celebrated 7 weeks after the 2nd Passover Seder. Shavuot also has a grain harvest offering component wherein the Priests present 2 loaves of leavened bread. They are waved before YHVH in the Temple. Thus, Shavuot or Pentecost involves a ‘presentation’ of sorts. Many believe this typology is significant to the New Covenant wherein Jew and Gentile are atoned for and are presented as 1 before YHVH. Many see this ‘waving’ in the air of the loaves of as a type of the Rapture of how both Jew and Gentile will be ‘waved in the air’ by Jesus at the Rapture before the Father as the Bride of Christ is then ushered into Heaven.

This is what will occur at the time of the Rapture as currently the Dispensation of Grace has made provision for the Gentiles to be grafted in into the Covenant Promises of YHVH. It will be after the Rapture that the Bride of Christ, all inclusive of Jew and Gentile will be presented before the Bema Seat of Christ to be ‘evaluated’ for rewards. Thus, Shavuot is a period of great anticipation, of a presentation and a period of waiting. This time is also associated with being freed from physical bondage as in the case with the Jews being freed from the bondage of Egypt. Many draw parallels that when the Rapture does take place, it will be also as a ‘Jubilee’ of being liberated from the sin nature and bondage of this world. The Pentecostal Intermission or that of the Church Age has been a long ‘waiting’ period but soon to conclude with its Dispensation perhaps that is tied to when the 3rd Temple is then to be built.

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