- April 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm #130502
In reading through the book of John, the feast of Passover is mentioned some three/four separate times indicating a minimum of three years passing with various miracles occurring during these feasts.
The Feast of Tabernacles and Dedication/Channukah are also mentioned. In some versions they are identified as the first Passover, then second, third, fourth. Starting with John 2:12, 5:1, 6:4 and 12:12. Many are associated with miracles.
Just as profound is that not only is a “wedding feast” at Cana on the third day listed as the the occasion of His first miracle, but that Cana was the place where three miracles were performed throughout Jesus’s ministry.
Then we run across something that I find curious. In chap 7:8 Jesus gives instructions to his disciples. Speaking of the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus says “You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not fully come”. Then verse 10 informs us that after his brothers had gone to the feast, that He also secretly went. And the Jews at the feast were asking where Jesus was! Then in the “middle” of the feast, He went to teach in the temple.
With the feast of Passover being so prominent here and two other feasts identified, might there be some veiled glimpse with these feasts mentioned??? Especially with Tabernacles which he attends in secret initially?!
My thoughts went immediately towards the Rapture. As the Rapture is a feast day unto the Church wherein Christ is hidden from the world and revealed only to His own. As we are already hidden away in Christ awaiting our supernatural resurrection! Though evidence of our departure will be made manifest, the Rapture in all it’s glory is a personal moment between Christ and his believers. A mystery, a secret, a private rendezvous!
Might there be a correlation made between the rapture and then the Feast of Tabernacles? What say you?
TRApril 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm #130505
That’s a great thought, TR. I’d never considered that before.
John 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.April 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm #130507
Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles…Maranatha, Lord Jesus!!!
John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."April 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm #130524
Yep. Not sure why, but I’m just “itchy” today. Could jump up toward Home!April 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm #130529
An itch that only the rapture can scratch!
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