There is a good possibility, not a certainty, that the Rapture could occur during the days of Awe this year but also including Sukkot in October, the best possibility being during Rosh Hashanah. Whether it happens this year or not, it certainly will occur in the near future. Evangelist Perry Stone believes that the Rapture will occur during Rosh Hashanah, year unknown, because it's the Feast of Trumpets, and also because of three Jewish themes involved with Rosh Hashanah, the resurrection of the righteous, the Kingship of the Lord, and the marriage of the King, all these themes are also involved in the Rapture of the church. It does make sense, but Yom Kippur, having to do with atonement, forgiveness, and purification, and Sukkot, representing living in temporary dwelling places while moving toward the Promised Land also seem to be good candidates. These are moeds (an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival), and many bible prophecy teachers teach the Rapture will happen on a moed, or Jewish festival day. How people refuse to believe in God, when we see in the news every day things occuring that were prophesied in a book around 2000 years ago and earlier, is beyond belief to me. These are the reasons I believe the Rapture could possibly be during Rosh Hashanah this year:
1. The Bible tells us Jesus will return to take us home (the Rapture, not the Second Coming when he comes to stay and reign).
1 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 NKJV 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
2. Prophecy fullfilled.
Jews came home. Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel all speak of the Jewish return to the land.
Israel became a nation again on May 14, 1948, a nation was (re)born in a day. Isaiah 66:7-8
June 7, 1967 Israel regained control of Jerusalem. Luke 21:24
Israel has developed methods to grow crops in the dessert. Isaiah 35:1
The Hebrew language has been revived. Zephaniah 3:9
Israel is being threatened to be cut off as a nation. Psalms 83
Warning: Nations turning 'against Israel'
Published: 01/17/2015 at 8:01 PM
On December 23, (2016) the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 — which criticizes Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, and calls for all parties to prevent incitement and terrorism — by a 14–0 vote, with the United States the lone abstention. https://arcdigital.media/the-nations-united-against-israel-d3fa8eda209
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/warning-nations-turning-against-israel/#zyFvpmARKjUE9hqX.99
3. We're living in the days that were prophecied about in the old and new testaments.
*Extreme Transportation and Knowledge surges - Daniel 12:4
*Difficult times, ungrateful, unholy, self loving people - 2 Timothy 3
*Wars, earthquakes, pestilences, terror, etc. - Luke 21:10-17
*A diminishing of the gospel message - 2 Timothy 4:3
*Skeptics and scoffers - 2 Peter 3:3-4
4. A few prophetic events in the works.
*The nations of the Exekiel 38 and 39 Battle of Gog and Magog (which has not happened in history yet) are forming alliances.
The Gathering Storm On Israel's Northern Borders
Israel Prepares To Confront The Hezbollah-Iran-Syria Axis
If you are here after the Rapture don't worship the beast (Antichrist) or take his mark or there is no more hope of eternal life, but according to Revelation 15:2 there is for those who are victorious over the beast, his image, his name, and his mark.
*Jews believe the Messiah is coming soon.
Of course they don't believe the Messiah they are waiting for is Jesus, but Christians believe he is the Messiah and He's coming again, first in the Rapture, and second to defeat the enemies of Israel and to rule and reign in Jerusalem.
*Sacred articles found needed for the last days temple.
5. Prophecies of Rabbai Judah Ben Samuel.
I first heard about Rabbai Judah Ben Samuel on YouTube from a sermon by Pastor John Hagee. He lived in the end of the 12th to the beginning of the 13th century. He predicted the Ottoman Turks would rule over Jerusalem for 8 jubilees (a jubilee is 50 years), they took control in 1517 and ruled till 1917, eight jubilees, he predicted it 300 years before it happened; he then predicted that Jerusalem would become a no man's land for one jubilee, "in 1917, the Ottoman Turks were conquered by the British. The League of Nations conferred the Mandate for the Holy Land and Jerusalem to the British. Thus, from 1917, under international law, Jerusalem was no-man’s land."; he predicted that in the 9th jubilee the Jewish nation would regain control of Jerusalem, in 1967-which would signal the beginning of the Messianic end-times, during the 6 day war the Jews regained control of Jerusalem, and have possesion to this day. We are now at the end of the 10th Jubilee, 2017, 50 years after the Jews regained Jerusalem. The bible declares that the generation that saw that happen would not pass away till all the end-time prophecies are fulfilled. Matthew 24:34 and whole chapter for context.
6. All those signs.
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Blood moons, solar eclipses, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc., and on September 23, 2017 an alignment of the sun, moon, planets and stars which seems to match Revelation 12:1,2.
7. The International Day of Peace
In 1981 the General Assembly of the ungodly, Israel hating, United Nations, declared September 21 The International Day of Peace, this year it happens to fall during Rosh Hashanah. It wouldn't surprise me if Jesus doesn't come to take Christians out of here, leaving the UN members scratching their heads about what happened.
The Seven Year Tribulation following the Rapture is mainly to give Jews the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their true Messiah, but Gentiles can also accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, but there will be many terrifying things that will happen. It would be better to accept Him now and not be here then.