When the guiding Star appeared, how did the Magi know what it meant? How did they correctly know that a Great King was to be born in Judea? Genesis 1 tells us that the stars are for signs...the Magi knew how to read the signs in the stars. The Star of Bethlehem Coin minted 6 B.C. in Syria, recorded unusual activity of the planet Jupiter (the King Star) in the constellation of Aries which then represented the region of Judea. See this article for more about the coin: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/1999/decemberweb-only/34.0b.html
JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS ELIJAH: Jesus said: "...for all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And IF you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. He who has ears, let him hear." Matt 11:14.
The prophecy of Elijah's return has been completely fulfilled through John the Baptist---if you are "willing to accept it". However, some still say John was not Elijah because John denied that he was. The simple fact is John did not understand that he was the fulfillment of Elijah as no one understood how prophecy was being fulfilled spiritually. John was full of the Spirit, but he also had limits as we see when he doubted that Jesus was the Messiah AFTER he heard the voice form heaven (Matt 11:1). But Jesus (WHO ONLY SPOKE FROM THE FATHER) knew who John really was---and He said WHO he was. Moreover, some also say Elijah is still to come as one of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. Again, Jesus said that John was the Elijah who was to come. Therefore, the Elijah prophecy has been fulfilled and there is no reason to look for Elijah to ever come again.
TABERNACLES: Many claim that Tabernacle is also yet to be fulfilled, and will be when Jesus returns. But the Scripture clearly tells us that Jesus has already fulfilled Tabernacles when He came to "Tabernacle" (dwell) with us (John 1). Jesus is our TABERNACLE now and forever. (Heb 8 and Rev 21:3).
Like all of the Feasts, Tabernacles was fulfilled by Jesus, but is fulfilled in us in this "PRESENT TIME" through the Spirit.
“The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. This is an illustration for the PRESENT TIME, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order. (Heb 9:8)
That NEW ORDER is Jesus New Kingdom…and it is within you at the PRESENT TIME!!!
For Part 2 See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViuNs6LL8Lk
Hebrew Date Calculator: http://www.cgsf.org/dbeattie/calendar/?roman=6bc
The Star Coin: