“Go and sin no more …” October 17, 2011Posted by stevekerp in End Times.
Tags: Simchat Torah
I think I found another one of those little hidden suggestions of the Rapture where no one would think to look.
“Homework” for today’s program is a remarkable study by Kevin Cornette at Prophecy Fellowship: Simchat Torah and Jesus Writing in the Dust – (which I HIGHLY recommend). Kevin points out that the events described in John 8 must have taken place on Simchat Torah, a “minor” Jewish observance. Jesus tells the WOMAN to “go and sin no more.” No matter how well-intentioned or purposeful we may be, even the best of us cannot “sin no more” while we are in the flesh.
I hate to think the woman portrays the church/bride in any point but this one. We are NOT “caught in the act of adultery,” BUT, to violate the Law in any point is to be guilty of all. Suffice to say, to obey Christ at this point one must leave the flesh behind and move into a realm where no sin IS and no sin IS POSSIBLE. That sounds like a rapture to me.
Jesus, in John 8:7 and again in verse 10 “raised Himself up” (Strongs G352) which is the Greek word anakyptō. This word appears two more times in the New Testament. The same word is used in Luke 21:28 –
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up (anakyptō) and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
The fourth appearance of anakyptō in the New Testament may be the most remarkable. It appears in Luke 13:11 –
And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise [herself] up (anakyptō).
Rewind 18 years from today and we’re in the fall of 1993. The Oslo Accords were completed on 20 August 1993 and were officially signed at a public ceremony in Washington, DC on 13 September 1993. Since that time, “the woman” (Israel) has clearly had a “spirit of infirmity” and has been precluded from raising herself up. (These “accords” do not seem to have hampered Israel’s enemies at all!)
So in John 8 we see the Lord raising His body, in Luke 21 the “raising up” is connected with our redemption, and in Luke 13 another woman is given freedom from infirmity. I would submit that this is a hazy but discernable picture of what we all anticipate in the very near future: the Body of Christ will be raised up to a place where she can sin no more, and Israel will be loosed from her infirmity as He lays His hands on her (Romans 11:26).
SO — one more pointer to this week, very possibly Simchat Torah (Tishri 22, this coming Thursday). The Law is re-instated for the world (the age of grace closes and Daniel’s final week begins) … and we are outta here. From Simchat Torah to the eve of Passover in 2015 is 1260 days, by the way.
See you on the mezzanine!
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