Comforter 50 daysPosted: July 28, 2017
These’s some approximate spring/fall calendar symmetry in that 50 days after the passover/unleavened bread is the feast of pentacost, and about 50 days before the eve of the feast of trumpets is the Jew’s day of mourning called the 9th of Av. Between pentacost and the 9th of Av is about 75 days.
The 9 th of Av memorializes the destruction of the Jewish Temple, as Jeremiah described in Lamentations:
“For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed. 17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.” Lamentations 1:16-17
Pentacost is the date when the Holy Ghost – the Comforter – filled the Christians gathered at the Temple Mount, come to abide with them forever:
“16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:16-18
“1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.” Acts 2:1-3
The Holy Ghost in the Church prevents the antichrist from making his appearance:
“15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” John 17:15
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7
As long as Christians remain in the world “the evil” cannot step out in its full power to take over the world – that can only happen after the Comforter returns. And when the Comforter goes, so does the Church, because the Comforter dwells in us forever.
If the rapture is 2017 then the second coming will be 10 years later in 2027 – and that’s just about 2000 years after Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection (circa 27-33 AD).
Nobody knows the exact day or hour, that’s impossible to predict. But we know the times and seasons – and it sure feels like the time for the rapture is drawing near.
Watch and pray!