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



Jesus Christ Observes Tabernacles.

28 A.D. - There are two Holy Convocations during this feast. The first day and the last day. The second Holy Convocation known as The Last Great Day. The events of Tabernacles 28 A.D.:

* The Feast is at hand John 7:1-10
* Anticipation About Messiahship  John 7:11-36
* I Am The Light of The World John 8:1-11
* The Woman Taken in Adultery John 8:12-30
* Spiritual Freedom John 8:31-38
* Sons of Abraham John 8:39-59
* Healing of The Man Born Blind John 9:1-41
* I Am The Good Shepherd John 10:1-21
* I Am The Fountain Of Living Waters      John 7:37-53

These are the events and sermons of Jesus during the feast that year. Some of the healings may be of prophetic significance as commented on earlier. Right now a few comments about the events of that feast.

John 7: 11, 'Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?" It was Jesus' custom to observe the feasts. The Jews knew this and, therefore, looked for him knowing that he was there somewhere. It may be that he was in Jerusalem only at feast time.

Verse 14, Jesus gave ministers an example to follow, "Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught."

Some of his sermon subjects are mentioned above. He also taught the meaning of the ceremony.

One of the ceremonies of the feast was the drawing of water from the pool of Siloam. The water was poured out on the altar, in the sight of all the people. It was at this time (John 7:37-39) Christ stood and cried, "if any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink". Jesus set the example of teaching the meaning of the feast days.

The Woman Taken In Adultery

During the feast of 28 A.D. there was a woman taken in the act of adultery, she was brought before Christ. The woman may represent Israel - America, the bride of Christ. The accusers would be Gog, Magog, Gomer and all his bands. (Ezekiel 38-39)

They might come against America in some future Feast of Tabernacles to "stone" America to death. They are not successful -- indicated by Christ's words. "Where are your accusers?" (The question's answer is in Isaiah 17:14, 29:7-8 and 41:11) and "Neither do I accuse you."

Isaiah 17

12   Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

13   The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

14   And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

Isaiah 29

7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.

Isaiah 41

8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

Healing Of The Man Born Blind

Also during the feast of 28 A.D., Christ healed a blind man. America represents the blind man of John 9:1-41. A brief look at America proves that, regarding God's Law we are 'blind as a bat.'

Will it take an invasion by Gog and Magog to open our eyes? The blind man's words upon receiving his sight were, "He (Christ) is a prophet." America's words? "Christ is our King and Savior."

Suggested next subject:

Tabernacles To Be Observed In The Millennium.

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