Many had perceived that prophetic events appeared to be converging for a Rosh Hashanah Rapture this year.
We now need to re-focus and see that there still is a possibility for the Rapture in the window of time, from now until Day of Atonement.
The 40 days of repentance began on Elul 1, lead into Rosh Hashanah and will end on Yom Kippur.
At present, we find ourselves in the ten "Days of Awe", which are the days of continued reflection and repentance, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Following, I want to share an in-depth exhortation on the possibility of the Rapture on the Day of Atonement or during the Days of Awe.
This sign appears to be have sent to alert us to how close the return of the Lord Jesus, for His own, is:
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.
Also, notable is the fact that in Judaism, everyone is to wear white on Day of Atonement. This is to reflect the purity, after the prior 40 days of introspection have lead to forgiveness, reconciliation and true repentance. Of course, a bride wears white for her wedding as a symbolism of purity so this parallel is easily seen.
On the night of Yom Kippur service, called the "closing of the gate", the ark stays open for the entire evening, signifying that the gates of Heaven are wide open to our prayers and entreaties.
At the end of the Yom Kippur Service, the last and final blast of the Shofar is sounded. Theoretically, this could be the last trump that Paul referred to in 1 Corinthians 15:52:
This appears to be a reflection of the foolish virgins, who were not ready, to whom the door was shut and the Bridegroom (Yeshua) told them "I don't know you":
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
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".