Thursday, March 10, 2011

Everything is a Prophetic Picture

Did you know that pretty much everything God does is a prophetic picture of what is to come?  He does this so we can look back and realize just how pervasive His plan is.  Abraham called to sacrifice his son Isaac on the altar was a prophetic picture of God sacrificing His own Son.  The very first Passover in Egypt was a prophetic picture with the lamb's blood covering the doorways for the Angel of Death to "pass over" them.  It was a picture of Christ's blood atonement, the Lamb of God.

But did you know the ancient Jewish wedding AND the Jewish Feasts are also prophetic pictures?  Did you know that Christ is fulfilling the Feasts?  The Feast of Passover, He was killed.  The Feast of Unleavened Bread, He was in the tomb.  The Feast of First Fruits, He rose from the dead.  And Pentacost is when He sent His Holy Spirit down to His church.

So what feasts are next?  The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hoshanah), The Feast of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles.  Many scholars believe the Rapture will be the fulfillment of Rosh Hoshanah, the Feast of Trumpets.

The Feast of Atonement would be a picture of Judgment.  And the Feast of Tabernacles would be living forever with the Lord.  (I'm paraphrasing, I might find more videos on this.)

Here are three awesome videos on the subject if you want to really dig into it.  They're by a pastor named Perry Stone, a very passionate man that I love to listen to.  It's a 23 minute teaching on the Jewish wedding and Rosh Hoshanah, and how they parallel the picture of the Rapture.  The first two videos are 10 minutes each.  The third video is over 8 minutes, but the teaching itself ends at 3 minutes in, so only 23 minutes.  I encourage you to watch the whole thing.  It really opened my eyes to a lot of things.  I hope it helps to open yours.

O Death, Where is Thy Sting? O Grave, Where is Thy Victory? ~1 Corinthians 15:55

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. ~~1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

This video is an old skool song of my favorite Christian band, Petra. It's called "Grave Robber", and it's very apropos for the Rapture. Since I've loved Petra's music for over half my life, I thought I would share this song and give you hope of the Resurrection, if someone you know and loved has passed.


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