1 Thessalonians 5
1Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
We have heard it preached, no one knows the day or the hour of the coming, and return of the Jesus Christ. This is true, but Jesus did not hide the fact that we should know the season of His return. What is so amazing; however, is the instructions He gave us, and a careful look into the teachings of Jesus, shows we are to know the season, and the reason he gave us the signs. And what were those signs? “Immediately after the distress of those days “‘The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky”
The question to ask here is what days was he talking about? And once we are able to answer the question, the rest will come into plain view. The second thing to notice, He said, immediately after those days” the clue the sign will be seen in the sky. This has to do with the movement of the stars and the planets, the very sign the wise men saw in the sky that which led them to the birth place of Christ.
Now here we go. Jesus fulfilled three prophesy of the Bible concerning His coming, and the birth of the Church. And having this knowledge will help us see what is going on. In the book of Lev 23 we have the details written down, all of which has determined the time and events concerning the Messiah, and his return, and the rapture of the Church.
1. Jesus died to fulfill the Passover — Fulfilled
Lev 23 These are the LORD’s appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: 5The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. 6On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’s Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. 7On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. 8For seven days present an offering made to the LORD by fire. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’”
• 5The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
Jesus was placed in the tomb before sundown.
Matthew 27 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: 58He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 61And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
Jesus is anointed
Lev 23 9The LORD said to Moses, 10“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. 11He is to wave the sheaf before the LORD so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the LORD a lamb a year old without defect, 13together with its grain offering of two-tenths of an ephaha of fine flour mixed with oil—an offering made to the LORD by fire, a pleasing aroma—and its drink offering of a quarter of a hinb of wine. 14You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
Matthew 26 6While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, 7a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. 8When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9“This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” 10Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. 12When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
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