Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Day Jesus Will Return

In the book of Acts, angels appeared and told the apostles that Jesus would return on a cloud in the same way they were watching him move out of hemisphere on a cloud.

It has been suggested that Jesus left earth on a spaceship. The disciples were not seeing a cloud, rather the smoke from the jet engines.

Today is a significant day in the Jewish calendar. The reason for this is every 28 years the sun rises in a direct line over the wailing wall of Jerusalem.

General news release reports:

TENS of thousands of Jewish faithful gathered before sunrise today in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to bless the sun in a prayer that is said once every 28 years.

Dressed in white prayer shawls, men and women, adults and children filled the plaza in front of the wall, Judaism's holiest site, and crowded on the rooftops around the area to catch the glimpse of the sun rising over the Holy City.

As the faithful swayed back and forth in prayer, the area filled with the din of the Birkat Hakhama prayer.

The prayer is said as the sun comes up to mark what according to Jewish tradition is the sun's return to its position at the moment that the universe was created 5769 years ago.
It returns to the spot once every 28 years.

The prayer has special significance this year because it coincides with the start of the Passover holiday, one of Judaism's most important, at sundown today.

The Wailing Wall, also called the Western Wall, sits below the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest place.

The next time this will occur is on Wednesday, April 8, 2037.

Jesus said "As in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of Man."

When Noah started building the ark, it took him 120 years to complete before the flood came.

Now here is the interesting bit.

In 1917, the Israelites were given official recognition to reinhabit Palestine once more. This was known as the Balfour Declaration. Just like in the days of Noah, if we add 120 years to the declaration of the Balfour Declaration we come up with the year 2037.

Now wouldn't it be rather humorous of God, for His Son to return on the morning when the Jewish nation is praying for the sun's return.

Jesus said that nobody knew the hour or the day of his return. But I reckon that this is a good guess.

As for not knowing the hour or the day, we are told we could know the season, so there are four seasons in the year. What would be more memorable for the Lord to return around the time of the Passover. Or as the angels said to the disciples, 4o days after Jesus resurrection, as you see him go, so you shall see him return.

There are a number of reasons why Jesus could not return just yet.

One reason is the gospel has to be preached to all the tribes of the earth.

Another reason is the man who opposes himself against every god, even the Creator, and who proclaims himself to be God has not yet appeared to sit on the seat in the Jerusalem temple.

A third reason is the temple is still the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest place.

But the Iraelites are still praying there. Expect changes in the next 28 years.

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