The 40 days of repentance that began on Elul 1, leading into Rosh Hashanah, then into the 7 days of Awe, will end tonight with Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement.
The Throne Room of Heaven
1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
Revelation 4:4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
Joel 2:12-16 - Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me (Sabbath of Return) with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. (which He did for the Ninevites at Jonah’s 40 days’ call to repentance)
Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast (Yom Kippur), call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify (cleanse) the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
So, Ruth waited until he had eaten and drunk, and his heart was “merry” from the feasting. At midnight, Boaz stirs, (“at midnight a call was made – behold the bridegroom cometh”), and he awakens, and passes a complimentary judgment upon her, his bride to be (the judgment seat of Christ).
Boaz, the next morning, goes to the elders of the city and makes it all right and REDEEMS Naomi’s property ( Israel ’s land and promises), and takes Ruth as his bride in the process.
Therefore, we come back now to the scene in heaven immediately after John is caught up to heaven (the rapture of the bride), and witnesses the Lamb being found WORTHY to open the seals of the book (the book of REDEMPTION), for in all cases of kinsman redeemers, the kinsman had to be found worthy by the city’s elders to open the scroll of the property rights of the purchased possession.
John 4:35 "...behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."
John 7:37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
Noteworthy is the feast spoken of in John 7:37 refers to the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the feast following Yom Kippur.
We cannot know for fact that the Rapture is on Yom Kippur, even though this study has presented many convincing rationales.
However, there is one thing we know for certain; we are to be exhorting one another while we busily gather in the Harvest, as it is becoming vividly clear that we are rapidly seeing the "Day approaching".