Thanks for the thread OP. It's great to read all of the posts. I'm a "newbie" Christian after He woke me up this year and showed me the source of
the evilness that I was noticing. And truth be told, ive cried every time I read scripture, prayed or listened to a hymn. It's simply beyond
As to the topic at hand, I too have felt a pressure that we are there - it's all around us and in everything that I see. I'm grateful for the parts
of His Divine Plan that He allows me to see.
As far as a taking away of His Bride, I have no definites but I do know that Faith in Him will offer protection and comfort. So I just pray that ALL
children are taken if there is any sort of "rapture". As a parent, this would be great comfort to know that they would not have to witness what is
Whilst researching the Feast of Trumpets (my first ever one!) I found the following article. It floored me, and I thought that it provided information
that some of you may find very interesting:
"YAHUSHUA Fulfills the Seven Feasts of Israel:
Rabbis have taught that after being resurrected on the Feast of Trumpets, the righteous (the Bride, but not the church as is erroneously being taught
now) would enter the chupah, or wedding canopy to spend seven years while the “day of trouble” [tribulation], the seven years of judgment occurs
on earth. By examining an ancient Jewish wedding, we can more clearly see the picture of the union of the Church (the bride) with the Messiah.
When a man in ancient Israel married, he went to the bride’s house with a “bride price” and made a contract (covenant) with the girl’s father.
If the father accepted the man and his bride price, the man would pour a glass of wine. If the girl drank it, it would indicate that she accepted the
man’s proposal and they were betrothed. The man would go away and prepare a wedding chamber for his bride. When the man’s father deemed that the
wedding chamber was ready, usually one to two years later, the man would return to the bride’s house and “steal” her away “like a thief in the
night” at an hour when no one would suspect. He would take her to the wedding chamber for seven days. During this time, the groom’s father would
hold a party to announce the marriage. At the end of the seventh day, the married couple would emerge from the chamber and partake of the marriage
The ancient Jewish wedding is a picture of YAHUSHUA the Bridegroom and His Bride. The contract (covenant) was sealed at the Last Supper when YAHUSHUA
shared the covenant cup with His Disciples. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many (Mark 14:24).
YAHUSHUA, in speaking to the Disciples after the last supper said the same words that any Jewish man would tell his betrothed. In my father’s house
are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come
again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:2-3).
And, of course, YAHUSHUA paid the “Bride price” with His life. The marriage of the Bride to YAHUSHUA is described in several Bible texts. Let us
be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that
she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints (Rev. 19:7-8). The Jewish wedding ceremony is
another beautiful shadow of YAHUSHUA’s return."