Ok… so I found something that is just making me so extremely excited and speechless all at the same time! I truly wish that I could just copy it in its entirety for you here but I don’t roll like that, lol. So, I will give you the link to the post so that you can read it there for yourself.
The post is on why the rapture of the church will happen on Yom Kippur, which is the second of the Fall Festivals on the Biblical calendar. I am also going to add a couple of other points that were not included there that I believe could correspond to this being the rapture date.
Alright, so here is the link to the post: “Why The Rapture Will Be On Yom Kippur”
Now, for my 2 cents…
First, the short point:
As you will read in the post, on Yom Kippur, individuals are allowed to come to repentance right up to the last hour. Well, my husband brought up the parable of the workers in the field as you see here in Matthew 20:1-14. Pay close attention to the “eleventh hour” portion of the parable.
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, [that] shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them [their] hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that [were hired] about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received [it], they murmured against the goodman of the house, Saying, These last have wrought [but] one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take [that] thine [is], and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
The second point:
As you read through the post, please also keep in mind the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-12. Notice how both the wise and foolish virgins were sleeping. They were then awakened by the call that the bridegroom was coming. See how this relates to Rosh Hashanah which is when the “awakening blast” trumpet is heard. Also, take note how the foolish virgins went back to life as usual (buying/selling, etc.) because they were not ready (Laodicean church in Revelation 3:14-22). Then notice how when they return, they find the door shut. This corresponds to Yom Kippur because the books of judgment are sealed, shut. Jesus shuts the door in this parable.
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish. They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, [Not so]; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Please read the post linked to above and keep in mind the points I have outlined here as well. I look forward to your comments. Peace and blessings to you in Christ Jesus.
By the way… Yom Kippur 2009 is on Wednesday, September 30th (sunset to sunset).