In this post I will deal with the charts which cover page 26-36 in Tribulation Rising’s paper. This is a continuation from our last post.
From page 26. .”…when we look at the Sabbath cycles in relation to the other fulfillments that occur with the rapture and the tribulation, we see that they not only fit – they are absolutely critical to those fulfillments.
(There is only one problem days have been turned by these gentleman into years.)
Stated differently, when we apply the current Sabbath cycle to the coming years, we see that they complete a perfect prophetic alignment for the prophecies detailed in Daniel and Revelation. …
The only problem is that the pre-Trib Rapture as a theology is based on separation from Israel, and therefore has nothing to do with Israel’s feasts and her involvement in this perceived before Tribulation Resurrection, and Rapture. Israel cannot participate in a pre-Trib resurrection, yet their feasts are attempted to be stolen and twisted in time to fit a Church which does not include Israel.
So, all that is in these charts is derived from teachings brought out of Judaism and her feasts. These feasts are for the Jewish nation and not for the church unless the church is Jewish. Remember THE resurrection precedes the Rapture. This is Paul’s teaching. There can be no Rapture before all who are in Christ are raised. Pre-Trib theology makes Israel subject to a different salvation one not in Christ. And herein resided their problem, “For the dead in Christ are raised first. In order to make the Rapture pre-Trib, one must prove that no one who comes out of The Tribulation is in Christ. Yet, the Tribulation Saints are Resurrected to reign with Christ for 1000 years just as we are. If these are in Christ the Rapture must await this Resurrection.
It is the Second Coming which begins the seventh and final day of creation, or the last 1,000 years.”
THIS STATEMENT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE, but in order to be true, the day cannot be 1008 years long, and by including the Tribulation plus a year to make it comport with the days not years of Awe, it must be 1008 years.
I find all this so interesting, because all of what he talks about here is true for Israel, yet he and every other pre-Trib scholar with their charts and grafts leave Israel completely out of any of this manipulated fulfillment; and in fact, usurp it for what has come to them to mean the Church, which again leaves out the nation of Israel. This is done while critiquing Covenant Theologians for having replaced Israel with the Church.
In our day the Systematic Theologies are showing the same blindness that was seen in Israel in the days before Messiah’s first coming. We are one new man with the saints of Israel and as such we must see all saved men both Jew and Gentile placed into the new covenant before this age will close, and only then will our enemies be destroyed during the 1000 year Day of the Lord. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
They continue: “That would be the final Sabbath, served in perpetuity throughout the whole of the millennial reign of Christ. Likewise, this goes hand in hand with the perpetual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, or the feast of the coming Kingdom.
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(See p. 26&27 for his diagrams.)
T = Feast of Trumpets A = Day of Atonment
The second graph shows the imposition of the 10 days of awe, and how the two Sabbaths, the eight days from the rapture to the Second Coming, and the Day of the Lord fit into the days of the fall feasts….”
It must be remembered that all parts of the Law of Moses must be fulfilled. Most are fulfilled with Messiah. However, there are parts that cannot be…”
From p. 30 …”Great Assembly of Israel:
The second timeline shows the Great Assembly. The Great Assembly was convened every seven years. It was a declared Sabbath of Rest, making it a perfect fit with the coming Sabbath cycle. It was a one day assembly.
What made the Great Assembly different from the Assembly in the other six years was the attendance of the King, as well as the attendance of the women and children. In the Assembly that occurred the other six years, it was the men alone that were required to attend. In the Great Assembly, however, it was the entire congregation that was called to the Temple.”
It I think is amazing just how far afield these men have gone to produce their graphs, while they have allowed no consideration for Israel herself in all of this which they claim as truth from her and which is hers. Using Israel’s Feasts to prove the pre-Trib Rapture without including Israel is a bit Deceptive. I’m using literary license to extract Paul’s understanding:
For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises, whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel; And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “ Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that will be saved; What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith; but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law. Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened; I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
I cannot help but stop here, to emphasize what Paul just said to us. But life from the dead (the resurrection followed by the Rapture will not occur for any of us until their acceptance, for it is not until their acceptance that all Israel is saved. And the culmination of this age will then come. Paul continues:
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “ The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob .” for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Paul has made it clear in all his writings that what is promised for Israel’s elect we are partakers in. The church is a commonwealth of nationalities within Israel. We cannot move on into our glory and rest until all Israel is saved. That will not happen until after Jacobs trouble. The Tribulation is the time of the completion of the bride, “the bride has made herself ready.” Their charts are meaningless without the inclusion of the entire Great Assembly: Israel belongs in that Assembly.
And they *sang a new song, saying, “ Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
Revelation 5:9-10 NASB
Notice there are several things revealed here that these charts do not align themselves with. First it is the Lamb and not the King who is worthy to open these seals. Second He has purchased this great assembly from every tribe and tongue and people and nation (This most certainly will include the Jews of Israel). These are to be a kingdom of priests — we have inherited this God’s promise to Israel, (one new man). And we will reign upon the earth at a future time with the coming King. These charts in order to be true to scripture must include all of these in the Resurrection and Rapture, which cannot happen until after the Tribulation when all Israel can partake in these erroneously charted events. Their (Israel’s salvation) will be life (Resurrection and Rapture) from the dead. (Romans 11:15), for all who are in Christ.
Should you want to know about who we will rule over, see:
Are the Mortal Nations Entering The MILLENNIUM From Tribulation Saved? (Mar 22, 2018)