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The Importance of Winter in the End Times!

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posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Where to begin…As many of you know the Old Testament and New Testament are profoundly related. It is still the case that many new Old Testament concepts are seen to be a shadow of what was fulfilled in the New Testament or even in the future. I think I have found one such example.

There are three festivals or religious feast that Jewish men are supposed to keep during the year. These three will be explained in there context in three ways. First according to the Old Testament. Second, according to the New Testament. Finally, according to the second advent of Christ.

The three feasts are Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacle (feast of booths). In regard to Passover, many of you may know the story, but I will briefly explain. Passover is a celebration to remember the event that took place in Egypt in which the death angel passed over each Jewish house that had blood painted on the door post. Their first born sons and livestock were spared. Passover also celebrates the barley harvest. Harvests are VERY important in symbolism. That will be seen in a moment. Passover falls in the spring time. Hence Easter

This is fulfilled in the New Testament because Jesus became the Passover lamb. He was sacrificed in order that men may live. Not only that but whereas the first born where spared because of the blood, God’s first born was sacrificed in order that we might be spared.

The next feast is Pentecost which is a celebration of the wheat harvest for the Jews. It is called Pentecost because it is fifty (penta) days after Passover. This is important because Jesus ministered AFTER his resurrection for 40 days. On Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit feel on the disciples in order for the church to be born. This feast also falls in the spring.

That just leaves one feast. The Feasts of Booth (Tabernacle) This feast is a celebration of the wine harvest, and this is it’s future significance. In the book of Revelation 14:9 God says,


“If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.


Again from Revelation 19:15


From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.


And even again Revelation 14:19

19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia.


Does anyone know when the Feast of Booths is?? It is in the fall/winter. It falls in either late September or late October. What does Jesus have to say about this?
Matthew 24:20


Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.


Every Old Testament feast has a GREATER meaning. The Passover has a more robust fulfillment in Christ. Pentecost has a more robust fulfillment in the churches birth by the falling of the Holy Spirit. Finally, The Feast of Booths will have a more robust fulfillment in the second advent of Christ.

I will leave you with this. “Tabernacle” means God dwelling among us. During the second advent Christ will dwell on this earth for 1000 years. It is a DUEL fulfillment. Christ will harvest the grapes of his wrath AND establish His “tabernacle” here on earth. I am convinced that these things will happen in the winter time of a year very soon. Look to see if things begin to ramp up in the years to come in September or October. Use this info wisely.


[edit on 19-4-2010 by trueperspective]




posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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"Passover falls in the spring time. Hence Easter "

What about the southern hemisphere? The seasons of both are opposite of each other. I'm confused.



posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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reply to post by Wondering302
 


Yes, let me explain this further. I wanted to in the OP, but it was getting long. Here is Jesus' comments in more detail.



then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.


He is talking about the area of Israel in the context of it being winter in this part of the world.

When He says to pray that your flight is NOT in winter, I think He is actually warning people to stay away from Israel, because this is going to be the hot spot of action in end times prophecy. In other words, if you are in a different contenant where it is not winter (Israel), you may have an easier time. When the timeline of winter is mentioned, it is in the context of Israel.



posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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Thank you for your reply, I understand now. And that makes total sense and I'm not confused anymore YAY! With all that's going on in Isreal these days, it does kinda make one worry....well me anyway!



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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Yeah, I mean everyone thinks that Isael is the bad guy, and I know they do bad stuff, but that doesn't matter. The book says they are going to win. NOT because they are better or special, but because God chose them and He decided it so. I personally am going to be watching winters to come.



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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Your OP makes perfect sense. I am not Christian, I am an Agnostic. But one thing always makes me wonder, why is the Bible usually right on their prophecies? I cannot find anyone to legitimately dismiss that these things have come true just as the bible predicted all they can say is that the book is wrong.

I think the most legitimate way to dismiss biblical prophecy is to say they were just professionals at history and cultural interaction, but that would not be good enough. So I do listen to biblical prophecy, and instead of things they say god and angels will do I just replace that with common sense earthly or other natural things.

And for your comment about Israel being protected, while I do believe there is something special and important about Israel it makes it very hard to like a nation that has blatant disregard for any human rights except for those of who are not Muslim. If they clean up their act and stop with so many rediculous wars I will support Israel in what they say and do, if they are seeking peace through peaceful means then they have my full support. But how can you say a country that disregards Muslim rights has a special protection by god? Unless he/she/it can excuse human error.



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by Misoir
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Your OP makes perfect sense. I am not Christian, I am an Agnostic. But one thing always makes me wonder, why is the Bible usually right on their prophecies? I cannot find anyone to legitimately dismiss that these things have come true just as the bible predicted all they can say is that the book is wrong.



I mean don't let me be the buzzkill, but I have yet to see a bible prophecy that came true. Please post some links or something of that sort. Because the Bible being right about something is news to me.



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Here is one undisputable example. Daniel 9




24 “Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”


Ok now let's look at secular well recorded history to find out if the prophecy came true. 7 7's or 49 years + 62 7's or 434 years = 483 years.

The order was given in March/April 444 B.C. The reign of Artaxerexes began in 464 B.C. his twentieth year would have bee 444 B.C. The month of Nisan is the first year of the Jewish Calendar, equivalent to March/April.
Look it up, this is when this King reigned! This is when the order went out!

If we start at March 444 B.C. and subtract 483 years we arrive at 39 AD. However, there is a problem that must first be addressed. A year measured in Daniel’s day was Lunar not Solar.

1. We know there are 360 days to a biblical year.

360 x 483=173,880 days

2. There are 365.242 days to a year in our calendar.

3. If we divide our days 365.242 days into 173,880 days we have 476 years and 24 days .

4. Subtract 476 years from 444 BC we arrive at 33 AD and add 24 days (year 0 being 1)

The command was given in the month Nissan. Nissan corresponds with March/April in our calendar. Therefore, 69 weeks ends on 24th day of Nissan or about March 29th 33 AD.

Look it up!! When is Easter?? This is the historical date when Jesus died. Hence the change from BC to AD. Daniel is unquestionably written WELL BEFORE Jesus ever was on the scene.



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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Yeah, I mean everyone thinks that Isael is the bad guy, and I know they do bad stuff, but that doesn't matter. The book says they are going to win. NOT because they are better or special, but because God chose them and He decided it so.


It does matter. Most people that quote as you did, do so out of ignorance. The chosen are not based on race.


Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Isaiah 2:12
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

Ezekiel 14:14
Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.

Luke 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

John 8:39
They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Acts 13:26
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent

Romans 9:7
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Galatians 3:7
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.




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