Online Bible Prophecy:  Essays teaching bible prophecy and the pretribulation rapture from the wedding of the Messiah and the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanna).
Rev 5:12... "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"

Behold! The Bridegroom Cometh!

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Introduction to me and this webpage /
Introduction to Bible Prophecy/ see below
Jewish Wedding & Marriage Studies / see below
Pretribulation Rapture Essays / see below
Pretribulation Rapture Links /
Feast of Trumpets & Rosh Hashanna Studies / see below
Mark of the Beast /
Refuting the Heretics
 
The Gospel & Salvation Message (from the 1611 Authorized King James Bible / Bible Browser / Online Bible Gateway / Blue Letter Bible Concordance)

Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

Click here to read about how the Attack on America might relate to Bible Prophecy, especially Ezekiel 38-39 and the pretribulation rapture.



Introduction to Bible Studies in Prophecy

Please [2 Tim 2:15] "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." and be like the Noble Bereans who [Acts 17:11] "...searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."

Since this is a Bible Prophecy website, one really needs to start with the Bible first, by reading it.  One should not study commentary on that which he or she has not yet read themselves.  And after reading the Bible, and before studying prophecy, one should then study how the Bible tells you how to understand its message.  Bible colleges would suggest you study man-made principles of hermenutics first.  Hermeneutics is the "the study of the methodological principles of interpretation".  Instead, I have studied how the Bible tells me how to study it and understand its message, rather than inventing my own principles.  I have found that people who have other views on prophecy neglect many important Bible Study principles that the Bible teaches.  People say, "The Bible is easy to understand and that God wouldn't hide things from us".  The Bible says otherwise. (Prov 25:2)  People say, "There can only be one meaning in a given passage."  The Bible says otherwise. (Galatians 4:24, Hosea 12:10)

The Bible contains "some things hard to be understood" (2 Peter 3:16) And "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing!" (Prov 25:2)
The Bible tells you how to understand the bible:  Fear the Lord, Prayer, the Holy Spirit's guidance, diligently seeking, rightly dividing, comparing spiritual with spiritual.
The Bible tells you how to interpret Bible Prophecy: (1) Stories & parallels are prophesies. (2) There are multiple fulfillments and unmentioned time gaps.

Perhaps the most important Bible Prophecy principle of all:  The sabbath days & Jewish Festivals are a shadow & prophecy of things to come!
[Col 2:16] Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
[Col 2:17] Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

See also: Why study about the pretribulation rapture?  Why is it important?


A Bible Study of the Marriage of the Bride of Christ (The Jewish Wedding)

To understand bible prophecy about the return of Jesus Christ, we need to understand the Jewish Wedding as presented in scripture, because Christ spoke of his return with many Wedding Analogies. Matt 22, Matt 25, Rev. 19 & 21, Luke 12:36, "And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding..."

The Holy Bible says the Bride of Christ is the Church.
Eph 5:25 "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church... ",
2Cor 11:2 "...I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.",
Rom 7:4...."ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead..."

The Wedding Analogy shows the Pre Tribulaiton Rapture because the union of the bride and groom (the rapture) takes place at the start of the Bridal Week, which is a type of the Tribulation Week.  The word for bridal week as used in Genesis 29 & Judges 14  is the same word in Daniel 9:27.  The word "week", or shavuah in Hebrew, simply means a seven, it means seven days or seven years.  Further, there are two Old Testament examples where a day from a prophetic type turns into a year of judgment.  Num 14:34 & Ezek 4:6.

Here are a few key examples of the significance of the Wedding Parallel. The bride price is paid by the groom for the bride.  Jesus paid for us with his life. The virgin girl shows that she accepts the written covenant agreement of the marriage by drinking a glass of wine, and this has become the communion ritual that Jesus gave to the Church.  The betrothed bride would also have a ritual cleansing bath, and this is like baptism of water and spirit, or the cleansing of the word in Eph 5.

The groom departs to build the bridal chamber where they will live together, and Jesus said John 14:2 "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." John 14:3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

When finished, the groom would return at a time unexpected "of that day or hour no man knows" to fetch, or take away (rapture) his bride, like a thief in the night, which is a type of the action of the rapture.  At the end of Judges 21, there is a mass bridal abduction.  In Deut 22:25-29 and Exodus 22:15-17 we see that the penalty for taking a virgin (through force or seduction) is a permanant marriage with no divorce provision.  This is like the "incorruptable immortality" as described in the rapture passage in 1 Cor 15:51-54

Thus, the intimate union between man and wife in the bridal chamber is a picture of being in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ after the rapture.  At the end of this bridal week, the bride and groom emerge at the wedding feast or marriage supper.  Even the slaughter at the marriage supper, or Armageddon, is pictured in Judges 14 as Samson kills 30 Philistines.

I urge all who read this to study more of these Wedding Parallels, which teach about the pre tribulation rapture, and the type of relationship our Lord Jesus Christ is seeking with us.

The Marriage of the Bride of Christ.  The Pretribulation Rapture Introduction and summary of scriptures for each topic below

  1. The Holy Spirit choses the bride, and brings people to God through repentance
  2. A bride price (dowry) is established, Christ gave his life to purchase and redeem us
  3. Consent: the bride agrees and chooses to accept her husband's offer
  4. Written document, Covenant agreement, written registry
  5. Drinking a glass of wine; a toast, a communion, seals the covenant agreement.
  6. Betrothal [espoused/engaged/promised]
  7. Ritual Cleansing bath; a Mikveh or Baptism
  8. Gifts given to the Bride
  9. The bridegroom departed, going back to his father's house to prepare the bridal chamber, closet (many mansions)
  10. The bride was consecrated, set apart, and kept herself ready for the bridegroom to return, and wore a vail which is like the blood of Jesus covering our sins, the righteousness of the saints
  11. Bridegroom comes for his Bride on a "day or hour no man knows, but my father only" with a shout, command, last trump, trumpet blast
  12. Jesus comes for (raptures) his Bride as a Thief
  13. Going through the open door into heaven (at the rapture)
  14. The bridal week (a day for a year) in the wedding chamber as the tribulation week of Daniel
  15. (Marriage supper / Wedding Feast) when the bride and groom emerge from the bridal chamber at the end of seven days, and the Lord returns with the Bride at the end of the seven year tribulation
  16. The slaughter at the marriage supper
  17. The bride and groom were seen as king and queen, trumpet blasts herald the reign of a new king, at the rapture at the trumpet blast, Christ and his people begin to rule in heaven
  18. The Judgment Seat of Christ, (pictured by the Feast of Trumpets, a picture of the wedding of the messiah, and rapture.)
Wedding Bible Study in Scripture The Full Wedding Study of all the above essays, all in one document, over 138K.  Last updated Dec. 7th, 2000.
The Jewish Wedding Ceremony Two original studies that were sent to me, before I did my own scriptural research on the topic of the wedding as a picture of the rapture.  They show how Christians are Wed to the Lord Jesus Christ. Pre Tribulation Rapture is shown in the Bridal Week. These two studies original sources were from http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/2175/ and http://www.returnToGod.com/.
The Ultimate Wedding  by Bill Risk (WPRisk@aol.com)
A Jewish wedding Greg Killian's website: Mostly scriptures used to describe a wedding.

Essays on the Pre Tribulation Rapture
These are persuasive, argumentative essays that support the pretribulation rapture using the prophetic picture given by the Feasts of the Lord and the Jewish Wedding which include bible quotes and bible verses from the Holy Bible, often including quotes from Strong's Bible Concordance.
  1. Pre Tribulation Rapture in Scripture (Main Scriptural Points)  12-15-00 79k
  2. Why study about the pretribulation rapture?  Why is it important? 2-7-01 5k
  3. Why is there debate about the end times? 5-26-01 8k
  4. Will all Children go in the rapture? 3-14-01 2k
  5. Parousia, or "coming or presence".  Same word, same event?  2-20-01 3k
  6. Regarding:  John 17:15 "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world..." 1k
  7. 15 Differences Between the Rapture and the Second Coming! 17 k
  8. Why is the pre-trib rapture doctrine relatively new? 11-7-00 12k
  9. Pre-Tribulation Rapture Types in Genesis:  Adam & Eve  3-10-01  8k
  10. Pre-Tribulation Rapture Types in Genesis:  Enoch & Noah  3-10-01  23k
  11. Pre-Tribulation Rapture Types in Genesis:  Lot  3-10-01  33k
  12. Commentary on 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 4:13-18  3-14-01 44k
  13. Commentary on 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5:1-11  3-14-01 60k
  14. Apostasia = religious rebellion & rapture 12-15-00 69k
  15. 2 Thess 2: Was the Day of the Lord feared to be "near" or "present"? 6-28-01 7k
  16. 2 Thess 2, First the apostacy, then the man of sin, before the day of the Lord? Can the Rapture really be Pre-Trib? Yes!
  17. Scriptures that emphasise the Rapture is PRE tribulation, starting out with a further examination of 2 thess 2.
  18. Is the 7th Trumpet of Revelation, the "Last Trump" of the Rapture? 10-17-00 5k
  19. How can the rapture be silent if it is at the trumpet blast? 1-31-01 7k
  20. Rev. 4:1 shows the pre tribulation rapture 10-17-00 11k
  21. Commentary on Matt 24:29-31 7-6-01 128k
  22. Eight Reasons why the Day of the Lord is the Start of the Tribulation 1-23-01 13k
  23. The Tribulation will last 7 years 08-08-00 20k
  24. The wrath of God will be the entire 70th week, the tribulation week 11-21-00 6k
  25. The "Day of the Lord" 10-23-00 12k
  26. Satan is cast out of heaven; at the start of the Day of the Lord, the signs in the sun, moon & stars falling. 5-27-01 35k
  27. Fire Falls At the Pre Tribulation Rapture 11-10-00 15k
  28. What about Matthew 24:29-31, it says "after the tribulation"...? 11-06-00 26k
  29. The Great Tribulation, the time unlike any other, (Time of Trouble)(Day of the Lord), the travail.  1-7-01 14k
  30. WRATH 1-5-01 45k
  31. Day of Plagues 1-30-01 8k
  32. Taken & Left in Matt 24 & Luke 17.  Where the body is, eagles will gather 1-31-01
  33. God has a plan for Israel! 1-19-01 19k
  34. The First Resurrection includes Jesus, and is like a harvest. 1-14-01 33k
  35. The End Times Deception 02-16-01 13k
  36. It is impossible for the Pre Tribulation Rapture to be a deception 09-30-00 11k
  37. "the souls that ye hunt to make them fly" 3-14-01 4k
  38. Once Saved Always Saved, not fitting with scripture. 2-3-01 38k
  39. Who goes in the rapture? 10-22-00 17k
  40. Will post tribbers go up in the pretrib rapture? 2-17-01 40k
  41. Can I be saved if I'm left behind? 10-13-01 NEW! 14k
  42. Eight common errors of my fellow pre tribulation rapture teachers 5-27-01 12k

Essays from others on the Pre Tribulation Rapture that I have copied to this website.
  1. 50 Evidences for the Pre-Trib Rapture
  2. Pseudo-Ephraem's Pre Tribulation Rapture Statement (c. 374-627) "All the saints and elect of God are gathered together before the tribulation, which is to come, and are taken to the Lord, in order that they may not see at any time the confusion which overwhelms the world because of our sins."
  3. Margaret McDonald's Vision (1861) as published in The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets In the Catholic Apostolic Church.

Summary of reasons why Christians expect to see the rapture happen on the
Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanna
1.  All the Spring Feasts were fulfilled at Christ's first coming, and on the exact day of the feast.  All the Fall Feasts picture the second advent, and the Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts, picturing the rapture.
2.  The Feast of Trumpets is when the "last trump" of the rapture of 1 Cor 15 is blown.
3.  The Feast of Trumpets is known as the Wedding of the Messiah, and the Church is the Bride of Christ, and the rapture is when the Church is caught up to heaven to be wed with Christ.
4.  The Feast of Trumpets happens on the "new moon", which is 29.5 days after the last one, meaning it might occur on the 29th or 30th day, nobody knows for sure.  "Of that day or hour no man knows" is an expression referring to this feast, and thus, the rapture.
5.  "Of that day or hour no man knows, but my Father only" is an expression used by a groom when asked when his wedding will be.  He says this because it is his Father that will tell him when his preparations on the bridal chamber are completed and it is time.  Again, the wedding pictures the rapture.
6.  The "Open Door" of the rapture in Matt 25, and Rev 3, & Rev 4:1 is a symbol of the Feast of Trumpets.  [Ezek 46:1] "Thus says the Lord GOD: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut on the six working days; but on the sabbath day it shall be opened and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
7.  We are directly told that this Feast of Trumpets new moon festival is a shadow of Christ's return in Col 2:16,17, and thus, the rapture.
8.  There are seven days of awe in between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement.  These picture the seven years of tribulation.  Atonement pictures Satan being defeated and cast away at the end of tribulaion.  If you add the two day Trumpets feast, and the day of atonement, the 7 days of awe are "ten days of tribulation" as in Rev. 2:10.
9.  In the Jewish Wedding, a marriage takes place over a period of time known as the "bridal week".  During the bridal week, the groom and bride have sex in the bridal chamber.  At the end of the week, there is a marriage supper.  Compare Judges 14, Rev. 19, and Gen. Genesis 29:22-28  This bridal week will be the tribulation week on earth, while the bride of Christ is in heaven.
10. In the Jewish Wedding, the groom comes for his bride "like a thief in the night" to take (size / rapture) her away and into the bridal chamber for the bridal week at his father's house.
11.  The Feast of Trumpets is also known as the coronation of the Messiah, when he will start reigning as king, thus the beginning of the "Day of the Lord", which includes the tribulation.
12.  It is also time for the bema judgment, or the judgement of the works of the righteous, and judgement must begin at the house of the Lord.

[2Cor 11:2] For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Rapture parallels with the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShana)

  1. Feast of Trumpets in Scripture 51K, 12-15-00 My own study.
  2. 8 verses; Rapture symbols associated with Feast of Trumpets & Joseph in Egypt in Genesis/Psalms
  3. Jesus may have been born on the Feast of Trumpets (Sept 11, 3 BC.), which tradition would suggest (the World, Noah, Jacob and Abraham were born at Trumpets and it was coronation day for kings, 1 Kings 1:34,2 Kings 9:13,11:11)
  4. The Feasts of the Lord, Chapter 7, online book (Eddie Chumney) 79K!
  5. The Feast of Trumpets in the Old Testament (Quotes Eddie Chumney)
  6. No Man Knows The Day or The Hour -->Rosh haShanah (Joseph Good)
  7. Feast of Trumpets "At the instant that the Jewish workers heard the trumpet sound, all would immediately stop harvesting, even if they were not finished (think about that!) and go to the Temple for worship!

  8. In those days, as it is sometimes today, a Jew & an Arab might be working side by side in the fields - but when the trumpet sounded on this particular day, the Jew would stop and go to worship, while the Arab kept on harvesting.
    Jesus used this same analogy in Matt. 24:36-44 of the 2nd Coming."
  9. ChuckMissler - The Feast of Trumpets - Koinonia House
  10. Daily Bible Study - The Feast Of Trumpets
  11. Rosh HaShana Information & Links


The Feasts of the Lord essays, relating to the Rapture, by Jackie U's summary of Eddie Chumney's work:

  • Introduction:
  • Pesach / Passover
  • Hag HaMatzah / Feast of Unleavened Bread
  • Bikkurim / First Fruits
  • Shavout / Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) Holy Spirit outpouring.
  • Yom Teruah (Rosh HaShanah) / Feast of Trumpets The rapture; the last trump; wedding of the Messiah; New Moon; Open Door
  • Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement
  • Sukkot / Feast of Tabernacles (Booths)


  • 27 verses; Is "Date Setting" BIBLICAL? 20 verses say the wise will know!
  • 30 verses; Does God do things on Appointed Times? 12k YES! GOD IS A DATE SETTER!



  • The Greatest Commandments!
    [Mat 22:37] Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. [Mat 22:38] This is the first and great commandment. [Mat 22:39] And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [Mat 22:40] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    [Mark 12:30] And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.[Mark 12:31] And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

    [Luke 10:27] And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.



    Other Websites not on the topic of the rapture, but worthy of a link:

    Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    "Once Saved, Always Saved" IS WRONG
    ETERNAL JUSTICE:  Death and Judgment  in the Bible --Free Online Book: "immortal soul" & "forever suffering" doctrines are WRONG.
    What does "Eternal" Mean, anyway?  The word derrives from aion, or 'eon' meaning time period...


    Why do I quote so many scriptures?

    [Prov 17:27] He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

    [Prov 1:6] To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
    [Prov 1:7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    [Mat 22:29] Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    If a person or the Holy Spirit shows me something, I go straight to the Book and open an online Bible to research it.  I believe modern day Bible search tools and online bible concordances are the continuing fulfillment of the prophecy:

    [Daniel 12:4] But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.



    Gold & Money
    My essays on Gold as money.  A key moral issue for our day.
  • Gold, God & Money 12k A starting point.
  • What Gold is really worth in terms of Dollars; From $20 to $1,000,000/oz? 10k
  • Gold in World Events 13k Proving it's a manipulated market.

  • Articles Published at the Gold Eagle website:
  • Gold Price Under Differing Scenarios: June 24, 2000
  • My view on Gold (an overview & summary) March 23, 2001

  • Gold: I think its market-manipulated low price must continue to decline as long as the current world monetary system is in place.  As the price of gold will and must move dramatically upwards, it will signal the end of our current money system.. In a fiat system collapse, gold will remain as the only real money.  People who hold wealth in an unjust form, such as dollars or any faith-based currency are putting their faith in the systems of fraud, coersion, unjust weights and measures, all of which are necessary for things like "dollars", and all of which are an abomination to the Lord as much as homosexuality!  I think it is likely that the AntiChrist will use gold as the basis for his 666 mark of the beast system. Thus, during the era of chaos that the AntiChrist steps into, gold might be used for commerce.  Gold is the Biblically approved form of money, but, in and of itself, will not provide an escape the 666 system that will swiftly move into place to trap all men during the Great Tribulation. The dollar, and all fiat currencies are an abomination of accurate weights and measures, and embody dishonesty and fraud at their core. Gold, is, indeed, a corruptable thing when men corrupt its proper use through leasing, usury, and fiat paper money systems.

    The last piece of advice the Lord Jesus Christ gave to the lukewarm Loadician Church before the rapture was:

    [Rev 3:18] I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

    I agree that there is a profund spiritural truth there; to seek the Holy Spirit and the Blood of Christ above all things, but I can't help but realize the literal truth to the statement as well.



    Creation vs. Evolution  This is THE Biggest Deception.
    [2Pet 3:3] Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
    [2Pet 3:4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
    [2Pet 3:5] For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
    [2Pet 3:6] Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

    Creation Science Evangilism - Dr. Dino

    59 evidences that the earth is only a few thousand years old
    CREATION-EVOLUTION ENCYCLOPEDIA
    Creation Science Resources
    The Revolution Against Evolution



    Why is there debate about the end times?
    Why study about the pretribulation rapture?  Why is it important?
    One of my favorite verses:
    1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written,
    Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
    neither have entered into the heart of man,
    the things which God hath prepared
    for them that love him.

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