Anticipation of Passover 2012

On September 29th, 1999, we celebrated the 2000th birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ as Port Austin, Michigan.  By all reckoning, this was THE date.  Contrary to popular belief, Jesus was born on the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), not December 25th.  However, it is reckoned that HE was conceived on Christmas eve.  A wealthy businessman placed an ad in USA Today to notify the world of this day of celebration at Port Austin.  A few hundred people attended the time of celebration and much prophetic work was done.  Unexpectedly during one teaching session, a person entered the building playing the bagpipe and blessed us with “Amazing Grace”.  Nobody knew this person and could not find the person afterwards.  Was it an angel?  That night the celebration concluded with a fireworks display and the smoke also formed an angelic being.  The celebration concluded without any physical manifestation of the conclusion of the “two day” prophetic time period, the pentecostal church age.  However, Jesus is the pattern son for the sons of GOD.  If we follow His chronological timeframe then the birthing of the “sons of GOD” took place on 9/29/99.  Just as the world did not recognize the importance of the birth of Jesus, it would also fail to acknowledge the birth of the many sons or the elect.

I’ve always been intrigued with the following Scripture:

Luke 2:40  And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

Luke 2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

Luke 2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

Luke 2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not [of it].

Luke 2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among [their] kinsfolk and acquaintance.

Luke 2:45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

Luke 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

Luke 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

Luke 2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Luke 2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

Luke 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

There is virtually no mention of Jesus’ earlier years except for this passage when He was 12 1/2 years old.  Each year He attended the feasts with His parents but this year something else happened, He discussed the Law with those in authority and they were astonished by His knowledge, understanding, skill, and wisdom.  At the age of 12, every Jewish boy becomes “a son of the Law” in preparation of his bar mitzvah at the age of 13.  At this time, the boy either accepts or rejects the Law.  If he accepts the Law, he then becomes a son of the Law.

Whoever becomes Bar Mitzvah (son of the Commandment) has the responsibilities of an adult Jew under Jewish law. These include:

  • Moral responsibility for own actions
  • Eligibility to be called to read from the Torah.
  • May possess personal property
  • May be legally married according to Jewish law
  • Must follow the 613 laws of the Torah

If the elect follow this pattern, then we would expect to “accept” the Law at Passover, April 7th, 2012, and become “sons of The Law” at Rosh Hashanah.  We could then become legally acceptable as the “bride of Christ”.  May 27th,2012 celebrates the giving of the Law at Mt. Sinai.  The Bar Mitzvah would occur on 9/17-9/18 of 2012, a “two day” day.  Could it be that at this time, the sons of GOD increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man?  Is this the transition the Mayans were predicting in their calendar?

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