Yeshua/Jesus The Bridegroom Rapture Article ! (21st Century A.D.)

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Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of
God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

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Shalom, I’m pretty convinced that The Ancient Jewish Wedding And The Parable of The Ten Virgins is The Rapture 🙂

In The Above verses — especially verse 16 in Thessalonians, it says the Lord will descend from Heaven with a Shout and with the Trumpet of God — That is what happened at an Ancient Jewish Wedding when the Bridegroom arrived for the Bride — A Shout would be made and A Trumpet would be Sounded — The Ancient Jewish Wedding and The Parable of The Ten Virgins are most likely The Rapture !

In Relation to “The Day that No Man Knows” — in addition to the article below ::: In an Ancient Jewish Wedding/Parallel to The Rapture — The Bridegroom didn’t know when it would be time for the Marriage, because he would be building a house/room (The New Jerusalem – Jesus – Mansion 🙂 ) and his Father (God) would be the one to give the ‘OK’ when he approved of the house/room the son had made ! Then The Bridegroom could go and get the Bride, hence the only one who would know the day would be the Father !

In An Ancient Jewish Wedding, what would happen would be, After The Bridegroom and Bride were Espoused/Betrothed — The Bridegroom would say to The Bride before leaving and seeing his Bride for the last time before the consummation: “I Go To Prepare A Place For You” —  (This is exactly what Yeshua said to the Apostles:)  at the Last Supper) And what he would do, is that he would go back to His Father’s House (Jesus – The New Jerusalem) and he would build a room/house/Honeymoon chamber onto his Father’s House. (could maybe take a year – Bride to be ready {and getting prepared it may be} – Matthew 25)

The following used with permission:

Yom Teruah …. Feast of Trumpets “The Day that No Man Knows”
By Maria Merola
www.doubleportioninheritance.com

Matthew 24:36-37 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Many of us have read the famous quote of our Messiah in the four gospels when he declared that his second coming would come at a time that “no man knows.” But how many of us knew that he was actually making a reference to the Feast of Trumpets? The Feast of Trumpets was known by those in Ancient Jerusalem as “The Day That No Man Knows.” And why is it called this? Because it is the feast that can only be determined by the sighting of the new moon, and so “no man” can calculate the exact day or hour of when this feast day will begin.

In ancient Jerusalem, two witnesses were to stand on the walls of Jerusalem and “watch” for the first sighting of the new moon. When the Father in heaven decided to allow the new moon to appear in the sky, then the “two witnesses” would sound the shofar (trumpet) and all the people in the city would immediately drop what they were doing, and they would run to the temple for the celebration of the Day of Blowing (in Hebrew Yom Teruah). The temple doors were only open for a short period of time, and if they failed to make it to the temple before the doors were shut, those who were slack in running to the temple were left out of the feast because the “doors were shut” and once they were shut, no man could get in. Because this feast was to begin at sundown, they had to make sure that their oil lamps were filled so that they could find their way in the dark towards the temple. In those days, there were no street lights, and so they had to carry their oil lamps to help them find their way. In Matthew 25, Yahushua gave us a parable of ten virgins. Only five of the virgins were wise and had their oil lamps filled when the bridegroom came. But the other five foolish virgins had not prepared themselves by filling their lamps with oil. When “The Day That No Man Knows” had arrived, the two witnesses sounded the “last trump” and the five wise virgins were ready to go into the marriage. But the foolish virgins had no oil in their lamps so that they could see their way around in the dark.

Many of these inhabitants of Jerusalem would be working in the fields or grinding at the mill (Matthew 24:40-42) , and when they heard the sound of the shofar (trumpet) they knew that their work was finished and they had to run towards the temple before the doors were shut. The person who was alert and listening for the sound of the trumpet was “taken” by the sound of the trumpet; this was his signal to run towards the temple. But the person who was not alert and not watching, would not hear the sound of the trumpet, and they would be “left” in the field or grinding at the mill, unaware that the day had come. Yahushua likened himself to the “thief in the night” who would come at an hour “that no man knows” and for these people who were not watching with their oil lamps filled, “sudden destruction” would come upon them as a woman in travail and it would be too late for them to escape God’s wrath.

The Thief in the Night

We often make reference to this term “thief in the night” from the scriptures, but how many really know what the metaphor of the “thief in the night” is all about? In order to understand this metaphor, we must know historically who the thief in the night was. In ancient Jerusalem, the High Priest in the temple (Cohen Gadol) would make his rounds each night to make sure that the other priests were doing their duty of keeping the fire burning on the brazen altar. The commandment in the Torah was to never allow this fire on the altar to go out. If a priest was on duty to watch the fire by night, he was not allowed to fall asleep on the job, for if he did, the fire would not stay stoked and the fire could go out and this would bring judgment on Israel. The priests were also commanded not to have wine or strong drink while serving in the temple. Alcohol in their blood stream would defile their worship and cause them to become drunk, lazy and sleepy.

Because the Cohen Gadol (High Priest) came at an hour when they were least expecting him to show up, the priests began to nick name him “the thief in the night.”

If the priest on duty fell asleep and was not watching the fire on the brazen altar, the High Priest would show up and find him sleeping on the job. The High Priest would then take some hot coals from the altar, and scoop them up in a shovel. He would then dump some of these hot coals on the priest’s garment who had fallen asleep. The priest who had fallen asleep would be suddenly awakened by the smell of hot burning coals and his garment on fire. He would immediately strip off his clothes as fast as he could in order to prevent from being burned. At the end of his shift, the other priests would see him naked without his garment, and he would be ashamed because all the other priests would know that he was caught falling asleep on the job. Yahushua is our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:17-21) and we his followers are a royal priesthood (1st Peter 2:9). We are admonished not to be like those priests who would fall asleep on the job. We are given a command to watch, and keep our garments so that we will not be ashamed when our Messiah returns.

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

The Apostle Shaul (Paul) was also making a reference to the New Covenant Israelites when he said to them “you have no need that I write to you about the appointed times of YaHuWaH.” In order to understand what Shaul/Paul was saying here, we must understand that the Hebrew word for “times and seasons” is “moedim.”

# 4150 mow’ed mo-ade’or moled {mo-ade’}; or (feminine) moweadah (2Chronicles 8:13) {mo-aw-daw’}; from 3259; properly, an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (asconvened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand):–appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn(-ity), synogogue, (set) time (appointed).

Why did Paul have no need to write to them about these things? Because they were all keeping the “Sabbaths” or Feast Days of YaHuWaH!

1st Thessalonians 5

1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

Paul and the Thessalonians were well aware of this metaphor concerning the High Priest and the thief in the night. They practiced these things in the temple year after year and there was no need to explain it to them. If they continued to keep the appointed moedim of the Lord as he had commanded them to do forever, they would not be overtaken by surprise.

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Paul knew that these followers of Messiah were not in darkness because they were keeping their “oil lamps filled” and ready for the day when it arrived. They would not be overtaken by “the day that no man knows” without oil in their lamps. Their High Priest, Yahushua would come not as a thief in the night for them, because they would not be in darkness!

4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

As priests in the order of Melchizedek, we must not be like those priests who would be found drinking alcohol on the job, getting drunk and falling asleep. We are given clear warning here to “watch” and be sober. The Greek word here for “sober” is “nepho” which literally means “to abstain from wine.”

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Master Yahushua Messiah.

For those who are walking in the light, and the truth of scripture, we will all go through tribulation as part of the purifying process to be made ready as a bride without spot or wrinkle. But we are not appointed for the day of God’s wrath, for we will all be changed as we put in incorruption.

As children of the light, we will all be honoring the Holy Feast Days that YHWH commanded us to keep forever because they are “holy convocations.” The Strong’s Hebrew Concordance defines the word for “convocation” as a REHEARSAL:

#4744 miqra’ mik-raw’ from 7121; something called out, i.e. a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal:–assembly, calling, convocation, reading.

YaHuWaH established an everlasting covenant with Israel and he gave us a “sign” that he alone was YHWH their Elohim (God). What exactly is this “sign” that he has given to “ALL ISRAEL” for ALL GENERATIONS, FOREVER? The sign of his everlasting covenant with Israel are his “Sabbaths” and Holy Feast Days. He declared that through these “Sabbaths” we might know that he is YaHuWaH who sanctifies us and sets us apart.

Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am YHWH that sanctify them.

Ezekiel 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am YHWH your God.

Leviticus 23:23-25

23 And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH.

Here we see that YHWH is commanding us to have a memorial of blowing trumpets and he calls it a “holy convocation” in other words, a rehearsal. The offering that we make to him on this day is an offering by “fire” in other words our own lives are presented to him as a living sacrifice. We allow the fire of the Holy Spirit to purge and purify our lives so that we will be ready for the day when he comes for his bride. Yahushua is coming for a bride without spot or blemish. We must be ready to be purified by suffering, trials and tribulation in order to be ready for ” The Day That No Man Knows.”

When the 1,260 day ministry of the “Two Witnesses” is finished, the “seventh angel” will sound, and we shall all be changed in the twinkling of an eye at the “last trump.”

Revelation 11:12-15 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them….And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Messiah; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Now is the season of preparation as we once again rehearse for these prophetic events that are soon going to happen. Please tune in this Sunday Night to learn more about Yom Teruah, the Day that No Man Knows!

I hope to see you live on the podcast this Sunday Night!

Shalom in Yahushua,

Maria Merola

www.DoublePortionInheritance.com

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