Summary: The Alpha & Omega Bible Code supports the Exodus [from bondage] as the primary model for all three wedding parables. That model is not about a rapture. Killing babies is one of a dozen parallels that the US has to the greatest nation at the time of the Exodus. Martial law brings plagues to liberate us before “the Bridegroom comes.” The first plague attacked their economy—the Nile River.

Where a word or phrase is first found in the Bible, it often has a meaning or context to consider for the end-times, because Christ is “Alpha and Omega; the First and the Last.” This is not an obscure code that needs an understanding of Hebrew or Greek, nor do we need software. A concordance is helpful and may be found online (Google) The wedding parables are rich with imagery from the time of the Exodus. Here are example from each of three wedding parables:

The cry at midnight in Matthew 25 is an echo of cry at midnight in Exodus 12 when God executed judgment on Egypt and took Israel to a covenant, later explaining, “I am married to you.” Jeremiah 3:14. God regarded the covenant as a type of marriage relationship. He took Israel to a wilderness to prove what what in their hearts.

Paul said he “would not have [us] ignorant” re the Exodus--“all those things happened to them for examples...ends of the world.” 1Corinthians 10:1,11. We continue with examples:

The Exodus occurred in the context of the Passover. They were to pray that God would pass over them in judgment as they put blood on their doorposts, a foreshadowing of when the Lamb of God (Isa 53:3-7; John 1:29) was to shed his blood on the cross. The Passover is one of “feasts” in Leviticus 23 and the wedding parable of Matthew 22 shows the invitation to the feast for the king's son is ridiculed, verse 5.

The third wedding parable has triple Passover imagery. “Loins girded” in Luke 12:35 is first found in Exodus 12:11. The Last Supper imagery in Luke 12:37 points to Passover, and “watch” is translated from the Greek word, gregoreo, meaning to be awake, which was commanded at Passover, Exod 12:10.

Passover was a springtime event, but each time Christ told the disciples, “You don't know the day or hour,” He gave examples that fit a provision in their law for Passover a month later, “as the days of Noah” when the Flood came with Passover timing, but in the 2nd spring month, Gen 7:11.

Another example is when five women missed the wedding. Christ said “watch” [Passover imagery], you don't know the day or hour [an idiom meaning you don't understand] for the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling into a far country.” Matt 25:13,14.

After winter, if they made a long journey and couldn't get back to Jerusalem for Passover, they were to keep it a month later as shown in Numbers 9:10,11. Christ was not implying that they could not know, but they didn't understand [the meaning of the Greek word, eido]. “You don't know the day or hour” has been misunderstood and used as a cliché to turn our brain off when there's a deeper meaning.

All of the above points to the Exodus from Egypt as a model for us. It implies bondage (martial law and no free elections) and plagues to liberate us (no pre-trib rapture). The first plague fell on the Nile, the source of Egypt's economy. Can we see some parallels?

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Richard Ruhling is a physician whose primary focus in retirement has been the wedding parables. His Exodus 2 at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EN63UR2 shows a dozen parallels between the US and Egypt. His latest, Alpha & Omega Bible Code has mostly 5-star review on Amazon. Readers can get a pdf and bonus on his website at http://TheBridegroomComes.com