Song Of Solomon Contains An Amazing Reference To The Pretribulation Rapture As Being In Springtime

Today is the first official day of Spring, and signs of new life are popping up all over the place today it would seem. The Bible has a lot to say about times and seasons, and in the Old Testament is hidden an amazing nugget related to the soon-coming Pretribulation Rapture of the Church.
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Song of Solomon chapter 2 contains an amazing Springtime picture of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ

“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song Of Solomon 2:10-13 (KJV)

Today is the first official day of Spring, and signs of new life are popping up all over the place today it would seem. The Bible has a lot to say about times and seasons, and in the Old Testament is hidden an amazing nugget related to the soon-coming Pretribulation Rapture of the Church.

  • NOTE: Because this is an article on Bible prophecy, it assumes a Spring in Israel and not anywhere else like America. That said, Spring in both places is just about the same time, thanks!

When the Jewish disciples of Jesus asked Him, in the first chapter of the book of Acts, as to when His return to set up the promised earthly kingdom would be, Jesus can a somewhat cryptic answer that contains a key to unlock this end times prophecy. The exchange went like this:

“When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” Acts 1:6,7 (KJV)

The word “seasons” appears in the King James Bible exactly 12 times in 12 verses.

In the Bible, the word “seasons” can stand for a period of time as short as a few hours, as seen in Psalm 16:7 (KJV), but in the vast majority of cases it is referring to the 4 seasons we know as Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. (It is interesting to note that there are 4 seasons, roughly 3 months apiece, and that 3 times 4 is twelve. God is revealed as a Trinity in 3 parts, nearly everything in His creation is in 3 parts, and there were 12 sons of Jacob who became the 12 Tribes of Israel, as well as 12 apostles.) So when Jesus told the apostles that it was not for them to know the “times and seasons” related to the end times, could it be God had already put an end times clue to unlock the seasons in relation to prophecy?

Yes, that is exactly what He did in the Song of Solomon.

Song of Solomon chapter 2, verses 8-14, is an amazing picture, in type, of Jesus Christ coming to snatch His Bride up and away from off the Earth in the Rapture. For starters, you will note that the bride’s beloved is pictured as being above her, as if He was coming down to get her:

“The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.” Song of Solomon 2:8 (KJV)

Secondly, He is looking at her “through the lattice” located “behind our wall”, which is exactly where Jesus is when He comes to get us. He is veiled to the rest of the world, mocking referred to as “the secret Rapture”, but He is clearly visible to us.

Next, you will note that He does not come down to get the Bride, rather He causes her to “rise up” and “come away” with Him. Hmm, now where have we heard language like that before? How about right here in these two New Testament places?

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (KJV)

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1 (KJV)

Lastly, we now come to the seasons and some very important time clues.

“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song of Solomon 2:11-13 (KJV)

Solomon clearly puts the timing of when the Beloved comes for the Bride as being at a time of year, right after winter, when everything is blooming and the birds are singing. Birds sing in springtime, I noticed their song this morning for the first time all year. Also, please note that it is not just any Spring to which he refers, but to one that also has the “fig tree” in leaf. That would mean that Israel would be back in the land. Next year is the 70th anniversary of the regathering of the nation of Israel, kinda interesting don’t you think?

On May 14, 2018, Israel will have been officially regathered, in fulfillment of Bible prophecy, for exactly 70 years. In 70 AD, Israel was destroyed by the Romans and the Temple stones toppled to the ground exactly as Jesus said it would happen. When you subtract 70 AD from 2018 AD, where does that leave you? It leaves you square in 1948 AD. Please pause here and allow that thought to sink in for a moment.

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WHAT IS THE POINT OF PUTTING THE BODY OF CHRIST INTO THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE?

The Church of Jesus Christ is taken off the Earth before the time of Jacob’s trouble for a whole variety of reasons, but mostly because it’s JACOB’S TROUBLE, which has nothing to do with the Church. Replacement theologists, who are always stealing Israel’s blessings, also try stealing their curses by putting the Church in the Tribulation but that will not work.

Many prophecy “experts” mistakenly try and put the Rapture of the Church in the Fall at the Feast of Trumpets, but that will not work. The Church is connected to the Feast of Firstfruits which takes place at the time of year when Spring is melding into Summer. Remember, the Rapture of the Church kicks off with a VOICE “as of a trumpet”, not an actual trumpet itself.

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1 (KJV)

And it is the Voice of the Beloved calling up His Bride. Actual trumpets are reserved for the time of Jacob’s trouble where God will once again be dealing with His chosen people, the Jews.

We are not datesetters here at NTEB, but if you had to look for a springtime that will be packed with significance, we would put our money on the Spring of 2018 when Israel will officially 70 years old. And why? Because God likes to do things in 70’s, that’s why!

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

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