Noah, Enoch, Harvest, The Church...
I want it to be this month BUT, this is too interesting to pass up reading and IF TRUE then God really meant "unless those days be shortened" as there are TOO MANY ties to 2018 being the final year! Maybe this was posted in the past?? If so sorry, I'm new here.
The Feast of Weeks is associated with the birth of Israel and the giving of the Law in Exodus 19. Thus, it is also called the Feast of Revelation.
Since the Passover was on the 14th of Nisan, and there were three days to the Red Sea crossing, then 46 days into the wilderness, and three days of Moses' preparation, this is deemed to correspond to the 49 day interval between the Feast of First Fruits (17th of Nisan) and the 6th of Sivan.
There is also a tradition that David died on the 6th of Sivan.
Prophetic ImplicationsThe seven Feasts of Moses are not only commemorative, they are also prophetic.2 The first three, in the month of Nisan, are predictive of the First Coming of Jesus. The last three, in the month of Tishri, are associated with His Second Coming. It is this one, in between, which is associated with the Church.
The Birth of the ChurchThe Birth of the Church appears to be a fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost, or Shavout. Jesus predicted it, and it was also fulfilled precisely on the Feast of Pentecost.
(It is interesting to carefully compare Acts 2 with Exodus 19, both of which apparently occurred on the 6th of Sivan.)
It is also interesting that this is the only Feast of Moses in which leavened bread is allowed, which seems to give it a Gentile flavor! (Leaven is always a "type" of sin. Jesus and Paul both used it this way. It corrupts by puffing up.)
Most writers assume that the Feast of Pentecost was completely fulfilled in Acts 2. But maybe there's still more to come.
Enoch TraditionsIt is interesting that there is a rabbinical tradition that Enoch was born on the 6th of Sivan. Enoch is an extremely interesting mystery in the Old Testament. (The first prophecy by a prophet in the Bible is a prophecy of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, uttered by Enoch before the flood of Noah!)
Another tradition about Enoch is that he was translated ("raptured?") on his birthday, the 6th of Sivan.
There were three groups of people facing the judgement of the flood of Noah:
- those that perished in the flood;
- those that were preserved through the flood (in the Ark);
- those that were removed prior to the judgement of the flood.
It is interesting that Enoch might be a foreshadowing of a removal prior to judgement, in contrast to Noah and his family who were protected through it.
The Trumpet of GodPaul mentions the "Trumpet of God" in connection with the rapture. It is interesting that this term appears only twice in the Bible: at the giving of the Law at Sinai and at the rapture.
(Don't confuse the "Trumpet of God" with the temple trumpets or the shofar. Also, remember that these trumpets continue during the Millennium, so they aren't "the last trump.")
Could both of these references to the "Trumpet of God" be connected with the 6th of Sivan?
Here is a INCREDIBLE website with MANY videos that take patience but are well worth the study! I want it to be sooner, but there is something to this!
Fair use for educational & discussion purposes.