[Gen 2:18] And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should
be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
[Gen 2:19] And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
[Gen 2:20] And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
[Gen 2:21] And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
[Gen 2:22] And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
[Gen 2:23] And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
[Gen 2:24] Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
[Gen 2:25] And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Note the parallels, how the body of 10 virgins all fall asleep, and then 1/2 go up in the rapture, just the bride, not the body.
[Mat 25:1] Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins,
which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
[Mat 25:2] And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
[Mat 25:3] They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
[Mat 25:4] But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
[Mat 25:5] While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
[Mat 25:6] And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
[Mat 25:7] Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
[Mat 25:8] And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
[Mat 25:9] But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
[Mat 25:10] And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
[Mat 25:11] Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
[Mat 25:12] But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
[Mat 25:13] Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein
the Son of man cometh.
[Gen 5:21] And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
[Gen 5:22] And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
[Gen 5:23] And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
[Gen 5:24] And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
[Heb 11:5.3] By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God.
(153 is the number of fish caught in the net by the diciples at the end of John, which is a symbol for the harvast of Christians, the diciples who are fishers of men...)
[Sir 44:16] Enoch pleased the Lord, and was taken up; he was an example of repentance to all generations.
--the very first rapture. Enoch lived 365 years. 365 days in a year...
Enoch was 65 and bore Methuselah
187 years to Lamech
182 to Noah... doing the math...
369 years to Noah after Enoch at 65...
969 years for Methusala... after Methusala died, the flood came.
600 years later, when Noah was 600. --standing for 6000 years.
And when Enoch's son died, then the flood came. So, taking the death of Enoch's son, Methuselah as a symbol of the timing of Enoch's rapture, (as the death of Christ allows our rapture to take place) the rapture comes right before the tribulation. Actually, there were 369 years between the two events--all the years of Enoch's life, plus 4, which stands for Christ.
Noah enters the ark, and 7 days later, the flood comes. So, Noah's escape comes right before the 7 year trib, at the end of which, all of God's enemies are destroyed at Armageddon, like in the flood.
[Gen 8:13] And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth:
Christians carry the waters of the Holy Spirit. After the rapture, these waters will be gone. Interestingly, this event, the start of the floodwaters, or tribulation, which has two pre-tribulation rapture examples, both in Noah, and in Enoch, comes on the first day of the first month, which is when the Feast of Trumpets starts.
The story of Lot's deliverance is in Genesis Chapter 19. There are four sets of verses that end in 5,6,7, and each of them have rapture motiefs in them.
First, the angels enter the open door to lot's house, and Lot shuts
the door behind them.
Second, the angels take lot and his family by the hands to deliver them before judgement hits.
Third, Lot's wife looks back & becomes the pillar of salt, while Abraham goes on to stand before the presence of the Lord.
Forth, Lot's daughters give themselves to Lot in a sexual act to bear children... a warped sort of marriage.
In Genesis Chapters 40-41, Joseph, born of Rachel to Isreal, sold into slavery to Egypt, interprets dreams.
In three days two of pharoh's chiefs are called out of prison.
One to be exalted, the other to be beheaded.
Immediately following the dreams of "three days", there is the dream of 7 years of plenty, and 7 years of tribulation.
This stands for the three days since Christ. After three days, there is the rapture, some Christians to go up to heaven to be exalted, the others to be beheaded in the seven year tribulation.--just as Lot's wife was destroyed, while Lot was delivered, like the 5 wise and 5 foolish virgins.
The 7 year tribulation of famine comes as a snare, a trap upon the House of Isreal, and they are brought down into Egypt for food, but in the end, they are reunited with their brother, Joseph, (lord of the land) who is a symbol for Christ.
But, as they are brought down into Egypt, God provides for them extra, as Joseph puts all their money back into their sacks, so they get their food for free.
Isreal's "deliverance" from the famine is also like the rapture... with the verse listed (5:7).
[Gen 45:7] And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
This, at the point of 5/7 years of famine still remain.
[Gen 45:11] And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
66 souls come out of Caanan into Egypt.
[Gen 46:26] All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;
At the time of the rapture, the AntiChrist can be revealed, thus, his mark 666, interestingly enough, is the "number of people".
In Genesis, there are 50 chapters total. 50, the year of Jubilee, which also ends this year, on the date of 1-1-5760.
1. Eve out of Adam's rib before the fall from the garden
2. Enoch raptured before the flood.
3. Noah in the ark before the 7 days prior to destruction.
4. Lot delivered from Sodom
5. Joseph's dreams and fulfillment in Egypt.
[Mat 12:39] But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation
seeks for a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the
[Mat 12:40] For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of
the whale, so will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
[Mat 12:41.23] The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this
generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold,
something greater than Jonah is here.
Note: the Lord could not possibly be compared to Jonah, not exactly... After all, did the Lord Jesus Christ run away from his duty before being killed? No. Was the Lord's death a punishment for the Lord, as Jonah being in the belly was a punishment for Jonah? No. Did the Lord begin his ministry after he came out of the grave, as Jonah began his ministry after he came out of the belly? No. Did Jonah's prophesy of doom for Nineveh come to pass? No. But all of Jesus' prophesies will come to pass. Did Jonah actuall die when he was in the belly of the fish? No.
But there it is. A valid Bible prophesy and comparison...
Not ALL of it has to fit.
It just has to be a type, or an example.
[1Cor 10:11] Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
We must let scripture show us the definition of the types, but it does not all have to be exactly, specifically, 100% fitting and correct to each and every degree imaginable. That's what makes a comparison a comparison... Things are "like" but not exact. ALL analogies break down and are not perfect with close scrutiny.
We are compared to sheep. Does that mean that Christians are stupid?
We are compared to being the bride. Does that mean we Christians are supposed to be
We are supposed to be wise as serpents. Does that mean we can be Satanic and snake-like?
We are supposed to watch and be ready. Yet told "no man knows" Does that mean we don't have
to watch since it's impossible to "know"?
We are told our Lord will come as a thief in the night. Does that mean that the Bible
commandment to not steal no longer applies?
You can look at things so closely, you end up invalidating the spirit of the law by looking too closely at the letter of the law.
Who are we to say that the typology must be clear and consistent? Where is that a Bible principle?
In fact, just the opposite is a Bible principle.
[Prov 25:2.6] It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory
of kings is to search
[Mat 13:13.3] This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing
they do not see, and
hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
[Mark 12:24.14] Jesus said to them, "Is not this why you are wrong,
that you know neither the
scriptures nor the power of God?