This is a study of the dates mentioned in the Bible and whether they have any prophetic significance for today.





Jesus Christ's and Isaac's Birthday

4 B.C. - There is a lot of confusion about Christ's birthday. Some say that he was born in the dead of the Winter at Christmas. Others believe that he was born in the Fall. The book of Jubilees gives us important evidence leading to the conclusion that he was born on Pentecost.

Isaac's Conception

Jesus Christ's Conception

Jubilees 16:1-3 "And at the new moon of the first month we appeared to Abraham...and we announced that a son would be given to him (from Sarah) and that his name would be called Isaac."  
Jubilees 16:11 :And in the middle of the sixth month the Lord visited Sarah and did unto her as he had said, and she conceived.. "Luke 1:26 "And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God...(27) to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph...(31) thou shalt conceive a son, and call his name Jesus."
Jubilees 16:12 "And we returned in the seventh month and found her (Sarah) pregnant..''  

The first day of the seventh month is a Bible Holiday. It is the Feast of Trumpets. The announcement was made in the middle of the sixth month and in the seventh month conception had taken place. (Those angels were pretty good doctors weren't they? Today's doctors can not detect pregnancy this early.

Nine months later would be the third Hebrew Calendar month of the next year. In our present day Gregorian Calendar count from the Fall Equinox. The Fall Equinox is the first day of the seventh Hebrew Solar Calendar month and also the Feast of Trumpets.

* Both were announced before conception.
* Both named before conception.
* Both conceived on the Feast of Trumpets..
* Both offered up on the 14th of the 1st month, (Passover) most probably in the exact same location.

God obviously is very date conscious. He just does not, as the record shows, appear, make covenants, etc. on just any old day. The conclusion is that both Isaac and Jesus Christ were conceived on Trumpets and born on Pentecost, the same is the birthday of the New Testament Church.

Birthday of the New Testament Church

29 A.D. - The events of Pentecost, 29 A.D. are recorded in Acts 2:1 thru Acts 4:3:

1. The infilling Of The Holy Ghost Acts 2:1-13
2. Peter's Sermon Acts 2:14-37
3. Baptizing Of 3,000 Acts 2:37-47
4. The Healing Of The Lame Man Acts 3:1-10
5. Peter's Second Sermon Acts 3:11-26
6. Peter And Others Arrested And Put In Jail By Sadducees Acts 4:1-3

On Pentecost it became a tradition to baptize new convents in special gleaming "white garments". After many years Pentecost came to be known as White-Sunday or Whitsunday, the book of Revelation was the source of the symbolism.

Revelation 19:8, "And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for fine linen is the righteousness of saints."

During the baptism ceremony individuals enter into a 'a new covenant' with Jesus Christ. What better day to have baptisms than on Pentecost, the day most Bible covenants were made in the past. Perhaps the very day that the New Covenant will be made on a national scale?

Those who were not observing Pentecost at that time missed out of the receiving of the Holy Spirit in tongues of fire.

WHIT'SUNTIDE, n. [white, Sunday, and tide.]

The feast or season of Pentecost; so called it is said, because, in the primitive church, those who had been newly baptized appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments.

The devil is always busy

Celtic Folklore  - Whitsuntide

Whitsuntide is a very fatal and unlucky time. Especially beware of water then, for there is an evil spirit in it, and no one should venture to bathe, nor to sail in a boat for fear of being drowned; nor to go a journey where water has to be crossed. And everything in the house must be sprinkled with holy water at Whitsuntide to keep away the fairies, who at that season are very active and malicious, and bewitch the cattle, and carry off the young children, and come up from the sea to hold strange midnight revels, when they kill with their fairy darts the unhappy mortal who crosses their path and pries at their mysteries.

The Pastor said to Martha, "You always say good things about people. Don't you ever have anything bad to say about anyone?"

Martha: "No, Pastor I guess I don't."

Pastor: "How about the devil, surely you can say something bad about the devil."

Martha: "Well, he is always on the job."

Do I need to be rebaptized?

One person said that he was baptized three times.

1st, the right way for the wrong reason.

2nd, the wrong way for the right reason.

3rd, the right way for the right reason.

Now he in attending a different church and the minister says all his past baptisms are flawed.

Not an unusual situation. In our confusing world many don't even remember how or why they were baptized.

What to do. While a person may be baptized at any time of year, we could have a Baptismal service at Pentecost for new and old.

Let anyone be rebaptized for whatever reason they feel comfortable with. Some may want to just make sure. Some may simply want to renew their covenant.

Paul Hurries To Jerusalem

57 A.D. (About 27 years after 'the law was done away in Jesus')

1 Corinthians 16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

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The Feast of Trumpets

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  Bible Holidays are statutes under the law Thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath day.