It’s quite common among those who are lost in the false teachings of christianity to claim that scripture tells us not to try to determine the day that those of the bride who are alive and remain on the earth will be “raptured,” (which simply means to be caught up, or transported). They are usually quick to declare that Christ can return any day. Scripture, when understood according to the Holy Spirit, says no such thing.
Apart from the fact that Messiah will not actually return to the earth until ten years after the bride is removed, it remains that christianity stripped the faith of that which reveals the prophetic calendar, and that occurred when christianity was invented as a counterfeit of the true faith.
Think about it—Paul explicitly stated that the Sabbaths are a shadow of things THAT ARE TO COME, and yet, christianity rejects the Sabbaths, both the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths, which are called “feasts.” When christianity ignorantly abolished the Sabbaths because of bitter hatred against the physical Jews (foolishly thinking that the Father’s traditions belonged to the physical Jews), spiritual discernment into the prophetic calendar was also wiped away.
So, all the competing schools among all the many flavors of christianity present “interpretations” of the prophetic texts that are based ONLY on carnal understanding of literal words. The interpretations are devoid of spiritual understanding, because only those who are confirmed and led by the Holy Spirit are able to discern spiritual things (Luke 24:45, 1 Corinthians 2:14).
Because christianity stripped the true faith of the Father’s traditions, its many denominations peddle a god who is schizophrenic, ambiguous, and disorderly. But, Elohim is one (the Father, Son, Holy Spirit are unified), unchanging, and the Author of ORDER. So, christianity would have us believe that, while Messiah fulfilled four of the seven annual Sabbaths (feasts) ON THE VERY DAYS OF THOSE FEASTS, the Father abandoned His eternal design after that.
Such belief is both arrogant and absurd. Let’s take a look:
PASSOVER – on this feast, Messiah was crucified as the fulfillment of the physical foreshadow of the first Passover in Egypt. He is the real substance of the Perfect Lamb of Yah. Apart from the Passover, there is no redemption, for the redemption is the price that is paid for the bride (and only the bride). Nobody is redeemed apart from the Passover, but how much does your “church” teach the Passover?
UNLEAVENED BREAD – Passover being the “preparation day” for Unleavened Bread, it must be understood that identifying with the Perfect Passover Lamb is the preparation to being made “unleavened bread,” which means “righteous.” Messiah’s righteous body was in the earth during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, as His spirit went to hell to suffer the punishment for sin (unbelief—the condition into which all humans are born).
FIRSTFRUITS – it was on the Feast of Firstfruits, during the night, that Messiah Yahoshua rose again from the dead. Firstfruits is the first day of the barley harvest, and His bride being symbolized by barley (not wheat or grapes), Messiah’s resurrection began the spiritual barley harvest. Firstfruits is always the first day of the week that follows the weekly Sabbath that follows Passover. It was also one of the three annual feasts that Yah’s people were told to gather at Yah’s house (the temple).
WEEKS – seven Sabbaths plus one day from Firstfruits is the Feast of Weeks. The feast commemorated the giving of the old (physical foreshadow) covenant (ten commandments) at the mountain. As Firstfruits is the first day of the barley harvest, Weeks is the first day of the wheat harvest. It was also one of the three feasts that required Yah’s people to gather at Yah’s house. Both barley and wheat are planted at the same time, but barley is harvested seven weeks before wheat. The barley harvest must be completed before the wheat harvest can begin. Seven Sabbaths plus one day from Messiah’s resurrection during the night on the Feast of Firstfruits, the new covenant (spiritual real substance) was revealed. The covenant is given ONLY to Messiah’s bride.
Now, logically, how is it that christianity disregards the fact that all four of these feasts were fulfilled ON THOSE VERY DAYS, and yet, the rest of the feasts’ fulfillment can be “any day”? It’s completely illogical, and not in Yah’s character to be so arbitrary.
The first four feasts being fulfilled on the actual days of those feasts, it follows that the rest of the feasts will also be fulfilled on those very days. And, again, Paul said that the Sabbaths are a shadow of things that are to come, not things that were to come (Colossians 2:16-17).
TRUMPETS – the Jews called this feast “the day or hour no man knows” (Matthew 24:36) because it is the only feast that falls ON the new moon. So, the feast could not be declared until two independent witnesses saw the new moon, meaning that it could always be delayed due to weather. They also called the feast “the last trump” (1 Corinthians 15:52), “the feast of the shout” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17), and “the wedding of the Messiah” (how can there be a wedding without a bride?). It will be ON the Feast of Trumpets that Messiah’s bride, whose name is Y’isra-el, will be fully removed from the earth and taken to the wedding chamber to await the wedding feast.
ATONEMENT – Trumpets being on the first day of tishri (seventh month), the Feast of Atonement is on the tenth day of tishri; and, after Trumpets ends the spiritual barley harvest, the wheat harvest will then begin. It is the friends of the bride who are identified as wheat. The end of the wheat harvest will occur right before the grape harvest begins, as the friends of the bride will be fully removed from the earth on that day (Revelation 4:1 shows the end of the barley harvest, and Revelation 11:12 shows the end of the wheat harvest). The grape harvest will then begin, and will end at Armageddon, after which, Messiah will separate the sheep from the goats, with the sheep entering His 1000-year earthly reign from Jerusalem as the firstfruits of the grape harvest.
TABERNACLES – Tabernacles will be fulfilled by Messiah Yahoshua’s millennial reign, but more specifically, it will be on the Feast of Tabernacles that Messiah’s millennial temple will be dedicated, which is the same day that Solomon’s temple was dedicated. At the end of the 1000 years (where the friends of the Bridegroom and friends of the bride will rule and reign with Him on the earth), this earth will be destroyed, a new heaven and earth created, all mankind (except for the bride) will be judged according to their works, Satan, his demons and all the unbelievers will be cast into the eternal lake of fire (that will be created with the new earth), and the bride will then be revealed, as the eternal wedding feast will begin in the new heaven (Revelation 21:2). Tabernacles is also the third of the three feasts when Yah’s people were gathered in Yah’s house each year.
Again, those who are lost in christianity suffer from ignorance of the Father’s traditions, so they know that the Creator ordained His Sabbaths, but then they falsely contend that He abandoned them, even though the first four were fulfilled on the actual days of those feasts. Those who understand anything about the Father know that He will follow suit with the rest of the feasts, and they will be fulfilled on the actual days of those feasts.
And, beware—the same counterfeit of the true faith that has taught you none of these things also peddles a counterfeit of salvation that is of man’s decision, even though true salvation comes only by the will of the Father, and in His time alone. Yes, the religion that has wrongly taught you that the Sabbaths ended also falsely tells you that salvation is a decision that you can make.
For more information: The Feasts After Passover