Formerly known as Shaun
AHAHAH i was just about to mention you do know he is an advocate for a pentecostal rapture and appears sometmies as a guest on prophecy watchers.Bless you, but I just found an author - Jack W. Langford-who has covered both my rabbit trails perfectly. A dear friend mentioned him to me the other day, and when I went on Amazon to order a kindle copy I found out he had written another book covering the 3 harvests & their significance.
I had been leery of his book on the Pentecostal Rapture when I first heard about it because the title suggests that he places the Rapture at some future Pentecost. HE DOESN’T limit it to Pentecost Sunday!!!! He is discussing the FULNESS aspect of the Gentiles being gathered in, relating that in fulfillment of Pentecost, while still allowing for immanence. (I am sure I am spelling this wrong).
The books if anyone is interested are the Pentecostal Rapture of the church of Jesus Christ and the other book is The Threefold order of the resurrection of the righteous.
Yes this feels exactly like that!!! You are very right.
I can’t remember where I read it or listen to it but I know have heard the same idea! You are on the right track keep going! I think it might’ve been Ken Johnson in one of his Dead Sea Scrolls lectures that he’s doing on Thursday nights. I think he said something about the view of the earliest of the early church fathers saying something like that. He touches on the early church fathers writings as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the viewpoints of the Essenes.
@sawas I found the passages in Dr.Arnold Fruchtenbaum’s book the Footsteps of the Messiah about the timing of the Gog Magog war. Starting on page 106 he goes into it but his views on the timing are on page 117. He places the timing before the Tribulation. He also deals with the mid tribulation time and view and demolishes it then he deals with the other POVs. This is also where he discusses the Hebrew term “batach” meaning a state of peace and security but not due to confidence in God or in any peace treaty. He explains why he thinks it is pre-tribulation but not pre-rapture.
i’ve just had word this morning that I have a surgery date on June 3 which is coming up in two weeks. This is a major answer to prayer. Still struggling with fatigue so I’ll be in and out as I’m able.
I also pray that your surgery goes well.
One more thing that has been bugging me all night, some people are also listing ascension day as a similar rapture watch like pentecost.
I know that it's the day the Lord ascended to heaven, but i haven't really heard about it being celebrated as an actual day of celebration amongst christians, for the little digging i have done i see that mainly catholics and anglicans celebrate this day .
Do you think we should we be treating this day with importance as well as easter ?