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There are very well thought trains of thought in this article about the Shemitah and Jonathan Cahn. The observation about the Messiah will be cut off in Daniels prophecy at the end of the 69 weeks of years is the reason I always thought that the last week of years would start where it left off in Passover crucifixion day.
It could be that the punishment was for the not keeping the Shemitah law and the punishment of the 70 weeks of years follows a Passover chronology. There can be no doubt that the first 69 concurrent weeks of years had to follow a Passover chronology due to the indisputable timing of the date where the 69th week of years ended (Passover). So in conclusion the seventieth year of weeks should start in Passover but due to the many hundreds of years in between it could be chosen by God at another date.
My Shemitah Problem
By Daymond Duck
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has written a new book called The Mystery of the Shemitah. Many don’t understand it and some are asking questions so the purpose of this article is to try to explain some things. But before I do, I want to say that I haven’t read the book. I have only read articles about the book so what I have read could be wrong or I could misunderstand it.
God made a covenant to give all of the Promised Land to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants forever (Gen. 17:7-8, 18-21; Gen. 28:13; 35:10-12). But before they entered the Promised Land, God told Moses to:
“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, ‘When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard’” (Lev.25:2-4).
Before the Jews entered the Promised Land, God asked them to let the land go through a seven-year cycle (called a Shemitah cycle). He wanted them to plant and harvest crops for six years and to let the land rest during the seventh year (called a Sabbath year or a Shemitah year). Notice, two things: 1) a Shemitah cycle (a seven-year cycle) and 2) a Shemitah year (the seventh year of a Shemitah cycle).
If the Jews would obey God by keeping the Shemitah cycle including the Shemitah year, He would bless them in many ways (Lev. 25:4-13). But if the Jews didn’t obey Him by keeping the Shemitah cycle, including the Shemitah year, He would walk contrary to them in fury and they would suffer in many ways (Lev. 26:27-35).
If they ignored the Shemitah year by planting and harvesting crops, He would remove them from the land one year for every year they did that (Lev. 26:35). And He would punish them seven times more than that for the other sins they committed during the Shemitah cycle over and above not letting the land rest (Lev. 26:28).
To make a long story short, the Jews eventually stopped observing the Shemitah cycle and the Shemitah year by planting and harvesting crops in the seventh year. And God let them get away with that for 70 Shemitah cycles (70 cycles X 7 years/cycle = 490 years).
During these 70 Shemitah cycles, they planted and harvested a forbidden crop every seventh year until they had planted and harvested 70 forbidden crops (1 forbidden crop in 7 years, 2 in 14 years, 3in 21 years, etc. until they had planted and harvested 70 forbidden crops in 490 years).
After the Jews planted and harvested their seventieth forbidden crop, God used Babylon to remove them from the land for 70 years. He punished them 70 years for planting and harvesting 70 forbidden crops (Jer. 25:8-13; 29:10). But He still needed to punish them seven times more (7 X70 = 490 years or 70 Shemitah cycles) for the other sins they committed during the 70 Shemitah cycles (Lev. 26:28).
Daniel was fasting and praying about this when the angel Gabriel appeared and told him the Jews still had to be punished for seventy weeks of years (70 Shemitah cycles for their other sins; Dan. 9:24). Gabriel said starting with a command to restore and to build Jerusalem seven weeks of years (7 Shemitah cycles) and 62 weeks of years (62 Shemitah cycles) will pass and Messiah the Prince would appear (Dan. 9:25). Then, Gabriel mentioned one final week of years (one final Shemitah cycle that some call the Tribulation period).
Now, as I understand it every new Shemitah cycle begins on the first day after a Shemitah year (the first day after the seventh year of a cycle) and every Shemitah cycle ends on the last day of a Shemitah year (the last day of the seventh year). Thus, we are being told that the seventieth Shemitah cycle will begin on the first day after a Sabbath year. And we are being told that because the seventieth Shemitah cycle is the Tribulation period (which appears to be wrong), we are being told the Tribulation period will begin on the first day after a Sabbath year.
The Jewish civil year always begins on Rosh Hashanah which means “the beginning of the year” (New Year’s Day). The seventh year (Shemitah year) of the present Shemitah cycle began on Sept. 25, 2014 and it will end on Sept. 13, 2015. The next Shemitah cycle will begin the next day on Sept. 14, 2015 (Rosh Hashanah of next year) and we are being told that could be the beginning of the Tribulation period. So we are being told if the Tribulation period doesn’t begin on Sept. 14, 2015, it won’t begin until Rosh Hashanah 2022 (the next Shemitah cycle), or Rosh Hashanah 2027 (the next Shemitah cycle), etc.
Now here is the problem I am having with this: The 70 weeks of Daniel are 70 seven-year cycles, but they don’t appear to line-up with the Shemitah cycle. The first 69 weeks of Daniel didn’t end in the fall on the last day of a Shemitah year (on the day before Rosh Hashanah). They ended in the spring on Nisan 10 (Palm Sunday; Ex. 12:1-6; Jn. 12:1, 12) and Jesus was cut off or crucified a few days later in the spring on Passover Day (Matt. 26:2).
So if the seventieth week of Daniel (the Tribulation period) is a continuation of the first 69 weeks the Tribulation period will begin in the spring, it won’t line up with the Shemitah year and won’t begin on Rosh Hashanah. If the Tribulation period does begin on Rosh Hashanah it won’t be a continuation of the first 69 weeks of Daniel (first 69 cycles). Either I am missing something or else something doesn’t fit.
Having said this, thanks to my good friend, Mike Hile, I am finding some very interesting things about economic issues. This article will be too long if I go into all of them, but I want to mention just one.
On 9/11 [Sept. 11. 2001] planes were flown into the WTC towers. President Bush shut down the banks for 6 days. They were closed on the day before Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 16, 2001). But they reopened the next day on Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 17, 2001, and the stock market dropped more than 700 points. So that large decline in the Stock Market happened on Rosh Hashanah in 2001 which was the beginning of the next seven-year cycle.
Seven years later on Sept 29, 2008, the day before Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 30, 2008) the Stock Market dropped 777 points. That was the largest one-day decline in the history of the Market and it triggered the current Great Recession. So this happened on the day before Rosh Hashanah 2008.
The current seven-year cycle will end on Sept. 13, 2015 the day before Rosh Hashanah. Jonathan Cahn is not predicting an economic collapse on Sept. 13, 2015, but he is alerting people to this trend. He claims to be getting calls from financial analysts that are watching this. He says the state of Israel is funding a study of it. He believes it is time for people to put their spiritual house in order.
The Bible does predict a Global economic collapse and Jonathan’s information on these economic issues bear watching.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck
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In the study of Bible prophecy it is imperative to look at the nations of the world military capabilities to assess the possible role these nations will have in the end times. For example in determining who the Antichrist will be you would be very wrong if you said Fidel Castro of Cuba, no matter how much you despise this man. He would not have a nations military capability to support his role.
In looking at the first two seals of the book of Revelation we can see two men, one riding a white horse and the other riding a red horse. The first is a skilled archer and he holds a bow in his hand the second is good in personal close encounter combat and it is given a sword.
The first rider is given the command to go out and conquer militarily as the bow implies and the second is given the order to take away the peace of the world. I identify these men as the leader of the USA (white horse) and the leader of Russia.
From the text it is implied that these two are responsible for the deaths of 1/4 of the population of the world or approximately 1,782,000,000 people. This number is gigantic and hard to understand. In the war raging beteen Hamas and Israel at this time the number of casualties do not reach the 1,000 killed.
It is quite evident that to kill 1/4 of the world, weapons of mass destruction must be utilized and nuclear weapons would be the first choice. I have a hard time placing the prophecies of the bible listed in other books like Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38-39, Jeremiah 49, Ezekiel 29 and all the others falling before the time of the book of Revelation. and within the context of the first two seals. Who is the red horse rider doing war against? Where is Islam in the book of Revelation? If Islam is gone who is left.
These questions must be answered as all end times prophecies must follow a logical outcome and all must be considered in the relationship of one to the other.
I am including here a link to the nuclear power nations of the world. You can also find info on their armies and economies that form an essential part of modern day war making abilities, again think of Fidel Castro’s example.
Overall inventories are declining, primarily due to the United States and Russia continuing the drawdown of their nuclear arsenals as a result of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) and unilateral reductions. But the pace of reductions appears to be slowing compared with a decade ago. At the same time, all the nuclear-armed states are modernizing their remaining nuclear forces and appear determined to retain sizeable nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future.
The USA and Russia continue to reduce their arsenals but at a slower pace than a decade ago and have extensive modernization programs underway for their remaining nuclear delivery systems, warheads, and production facilities. The nuclear arsenals of the other smaller nuclear-armed states are considerably smaller, but all are either developing or deploying new weapons or have announced their intention to do so.
Reliable information on the status of the nuclear arsenals and capabilities of the nuclear-armed states varies considerably. The USA has disclosed substantial information about its stockpile and forces, and the UK and France have also declared some information. Russia refuses to disclose the detailed breakdown of its forces counted under the New START treaty (even though it shares the information with the USA), and the US Government has stopped releasing detailed information about Russian and Chinese nuclear forces.
China, India and Pakistan are the only nuclear weapon states that are expanding their nuclear arsenals, while Israel appears to be waiting to see how the situation in Iran develops. There is an emerging consensus in the expert community that North Korea has produced a small number of nuclear weapons, as distinct from rudimentary nuclear explosive devices.
World nuclear forces, January 2014
|Country||Year of first nuclear test||Deployed warheadsa||Other warheads||Total Inventory|
|Total||3970||12 350||16 300|
SIPRI Yearbook 2014 (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2014).
a ‘Deployed’ means warheads placed on missiles or located on bases with operational forces.
In this good video presentation Gary Stearman goes in the defense of Prophecy in the News and the prophetic subjects he has dealt with. I agree with his statement of believes and concur with his views of interpretation and materials presented. This ministry is at the leading edge of Bible Prophecy interpretation and divulging.
The problem with the material they present is that it shakes the foundations of a placid and nonchalant Christianity that is ignorant of the enormously perilous times ahead.
The world of supernatural demonic forces is about to make full entrance into the world and form a reality that is frightening. Wake up world and specially wake up church, horrible times are coming.
May 1, 2014 Prophecy conference interview with Bill Salus, Gary Stearman, host Jack Hibbs Part 1-Part 2
Very interesting interview with four knowledgeable Bible prophecy scholars. The questions and answers are important for the proper interpretation of prophecy and the times we live in.
There are so many prophetically predicted events happening in our world that the people who care for the prophetic Word are left amazed of the things we see and how God is choreographing the whole flow of History to fulfill His prophetic Word 100 %.
Three very important things were discussed in both parts that I think are interrelated one to the other. The book of Revelation, the Blood Moons and the prophecy of Daniel 9 of the seventy weeks.
Daniel 9 is a prophecy that spans the time of the first coming and the second coming as well as the complete restoration of the Nation of Israel as the head of the Nations of the world and God’s people. The first 69 weeks of years were fulfilled to the day with the crucifixion of Jesus. At that point a gap is introduced that leaves one week of years for the future. This week is the Apocalypse to be as yet fulfilled.
The tetrad of blood moons can be linked to the Book of Daniel 9 by the fact that the blood moons fall in Passover- Sukkot 2014 and Passover- Sukkot 2015. These two festivals of Passover and Sukkot each have the potential of being the start of the Tribulation. One has passed three are coming. See article linked below.
I first came to the knowledge of the coming 2014-2015 blood moon tetrad when pastor Mark Biltz made the connection in 2008 between the blood moons and the Jewish calendar. Since then the Christian community and many others are becoming aware little by little that something of enormous importance is lurking this month starting on the 15th day and running to next year on 9/28/15.
The author of the article below took Biltz discovery and expanded it to a much more elaborate astronomical study that considers geometric and mathematical symmetry to proof the unmistakably conclusion that this 2014-2015 tetrad of blood moons is heralding the end times plan of Jesus Christ, the Apocalypse, the Rapture, the Second Coming, the rise of the Antichrist, the False Prophet, their defeat, Satan’s defeat and the start of the one Thousand year Kingdom where Jesus will rule from Jerusalem with a rod of iron.
The article contains many biblical references where these signs are mentioned and it is no coincidence or light matter what we see graphically shown in graphs 8A and 8B.
It is very important that this knowledge be disseminated to as many people as possible and that the gospel be preached to those who do not know it as the time to do so is very short indeed.
Thanks to Amy Van Gerpen for giving the author of the site Mr. Paul Grevas the address of http://www.fivedoves.com.
Paul Grevas (6 Apr 2014)
“Unprecendented Blood Moons cosmic sign from God“
Hope we have the right e-mail this time. We were referred to the 5Doves contact? by Amy Van Gerpen who viewed our new website
at http://www.bloodmoonscoming.com and the attached You Tube 10 minute video on the unprecendented coming Blood Moons.
She thought you might consider adding us as a link to your website. We would be very grateful as there is no website in the
“entire” blood moon myriad of sites on the internet which compares the absolute perfection statistically of the coming tetrad
compared to all the previous 7 Biblical tetrads plus Jesus’ crucifixion. Please view Graph 8A you’ll know what I mean of how profound the coming one will be.
Thank you , Paul Grevas
The following article came out today 4/10/14 in Yahoo
The following article came out today 4/10/14 in msn.com
March 25, 2014 The Blood Moons Tetrad is a Stop Sign and a get Ready Sign. Gary Stearman & Mark Biltz Update
The coming month is the start of the blood moons tetrad. Signs in the heavens that portend a troubled future for the world and Israel.
God who is in control of creation and who saw the future inspired and told His prophets about a future time when He would deal with Israel and the world who tries to harm Israel and go against Him. That time is almost here and the moon will be a sign in the heavens that is announcing the arrival. The tetrad of blood moon eclipses starts the next month of April on the 15 which falls on the feast of Passover. Please notice that the feast of Passover is when the sacrificial lamb was slaughtered and offered at the Temple. Blood was spilled and the blood moon punctuates this fact.
Christ spilled His blood on this date also to pay for the sins of all of us humans. In the video it is pointed out the prophecies about the blood turning to blood before the Day of the Lord which is the Apocalypse. It points out also a very important fact about the activity against Israel that will be going on at this time and it warns them of dire consequences for their actions “”” STOP“”” danger ahead proceed at your own risk, death will follow.
I want to point out now a very important prophecy that was fulfilled by Jesus on the cross at Passover, the prophecy of the seventy weeks of years of Daniel. In this prophecy shown below sixty nine weeks of years (493 years) were fulfilled to the day that Passover with a remaining week of year left unfulfilled.
In my opinion the remaining week (seven years), the Apocalypse, will be fulfilled in the near future starting on Passover, the same place where the prophecy stopped. It is not a coincidence that the tetrad of blood moons for 2014 and 2015 have blood moons on Passover 2014 (April 15) and Passover 2015 (April 4). In conclusion we have two possible dates for the start of the Day of the Lord, one this year the other the next.
It is my opinion that on the date it starts the two witnesses of Revelation 11 will appear and start their testimony. It will be a day of prophecy fulfillment!
Daniel 9: 20-27 (bold and underline added by me)
The Seventy “Sevens”
20While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill— 21while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:
24“Seventy ‘sevens’c are decreed for your people and your holy city to finishd transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.e
25“Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One,f the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing.g The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’h In the middle of the ‘seven’i he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the templej he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.k ”l
There is so much information on the article below that it must be studied carefully and thoroughly. It is a very possible timeline of the Apocalypse, the Rapture and all the major events coming next month in conjunction with the start of the blood moon tetrad.
With all the things that are due to take place it will be hard to imagine that they are not signaling the start of the Apocalypse and the Rapture of the church.
Many Christians hold to the conclusion that the Rapture will happen before the start of the 70th week of Daniel 9 but I have always thought of the possibility that it will happen between the opening of the first and second seal. In the article below Miriam Howard proposes just that.
It is a very exiting and probable timeline the one she presents in her well researched article. thanks to David Blackman for this compilation of thoughts.
David Blackman (14 Mar 2014)
“Reply to Taylor “2014 to 2017″“
2. A LOT of external support for 2017 as a significant year: A. exactly 1 Jubliee after the 1967 re-capture of Jerusalem, which was exactly 1 Jubilee after the Balfour declaration. B. Judah Ben Samuel. C. Judah Ben Samuel rejected Christ, thus his “messiah” coming in 2017 is the antichrist, not THE Christ, which further points to the mid-trib. D. The Pyramid of Giza points to 2017. E. EXACTLY 1260 days before Rosh Hashanah 2017 is Passover 2014. F. EXACTLY 1290 days after each of the days of Rosh Hashanah 2017 is Passover, Unleavened Bread, AND First Fruits/Easter. G. Exactly 1335 days after Rosh Hashanah 2017 is Hayom-Yom 2021, the day the world needs purification. It also happens to be 2-3 days before Pentecost 2021.
3. As mentioned in point #2, Passover 2014 happens to be 1260 days before the sign/Rosh Hashanah in 2017. Passover 2014 also happens to be THE FIRST BLOOD MOON in the 2014-2015 tetrad! Of the four, it is the VERY FIRST. The timing is beyond incredible. Just think about it.
4. Here is where it starts to get even more chilling (in a good way): according to TorahCalendar.com, Passover 2014, which is 1260 days before Rosh Hashanah 2017, happens to be MONTH 1 of JEWISH SPIRITUAL YEAR 6000. It is the first month of the 6,000th year!!!
“So, When Is The Rapture?”
by Miriam Howard
Recently, I was asked when I thought the Rapture would occur. My answer follows below:
I truly believe the Lord is finally going to come for us this coming Spring on the Feast of Firstfruits, on April 20 /Nisan 20 , 2014.
Beginning on April 1/Nisan 1 thru May 29/Iyar 29, 2014, the Gregorian calendar days and the Jewish calendar days will fall on the same number and the same day of the week.
The whole prophetic plan of God is overlaid upon Israel’s agricultural year from start to finish, beginning in the Spring, “at the appointed time,” “at the time of life”(Gen 18) for the season of resurrection when “the new shoots” burst out of the ground, at the opening of God’s Sacred Year, which opens on Nisan 1, near the beginning of the first harvest – the Barley – as the first grain and the first crop to be harvested in Israel. Christ is called… “But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.” 1 Corinthians 15:23.
The Bride of Christ is called “His Body” and believers are referred to as “a type of firstfruits” in James 1:18. The Body of Christ must represent the same agricultural product and harvest as Christ-Himself, which is Barley. It would be totally out of agricultural order to assign the firstfruits of the Body of Christ to a different agricultural product than that of Christ Himself!
Also, Revelation 14, which is a parenthetical chapter, in verses 14-16, portrays the Jewish ’Son of Man’ sitting on a cloud with a sickle in His Hand. An angel tells Him that the “the harvest of the earth is now ripe.” The Greek word “ripe” there is the Greek word for “dry” and is a clue for the beginning of the grain harvest – as that is the only crop in Israel that is harvested when dry! The Lord is the Husbandman – a farmer – and like any farmer any where in the world, He always begins His harvest season IN ORDER, with the FIRST crop that is ripe for harvest!
Two verses later, an angel comes out with a sharp sickle to harvest “the vine of the earth”which is “ripe.” But this time, the Greek word there for “ripe” is an antonym – an opposite - to the first “ripe” above it and means “wet,” which reveals the grapes are “full of the blood of the grapes,” which describes them fit and ready to be thrown into the “winepress of God’s wrath.”
That is the reason that Springtime, during the Barley harvest, on the day of presentation of the Feast of Firstfruits – which is always Resurrection Day – is the ONLY day in the whole year for the BODY of Christ to also “rise from the grave” and be presented to the Father, by the Son, as the Law commands in Deuteronomy 26:10 forever !
The Wheat harvest follows some 50 days later, which begins with “the firstfruits of God and the Lamb”during the Tribulation which the Bible clearly represents as the conversion and sealing of the Jewish 144,000, in Revelation 14:4 . I believe their sealing will take place on the first Pentecost of the Tribulation.
The wheat harvest continues throughout to the end of summer which represents the Jews and the Gentiles in the first 3 1Ž2 years, as well as the harvest of “the summer fruits”(Amos 8:1-2, about which the Bible says this: “The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.”) Jeremiah 24:2-5 describes “good figs and bad figs” i.e. good (saved) Jews and Gentiles and bad (unsaved) Jews and Gentiles. In Israel, the first ripe fig appears very near the Feast of Harvest, which is Pentecost. (In Scripture, all mention of ‘wheat’ is a symbol for the nation of Israel and the Gentiles).
The Grape harvest follows at the end of summer/beginning of Fall which symbolizes the utterly wicked- both Jews and Gentiles- throughout the entire last half of the Tribulation, beginning in the middle of it.
The Earth’s seasons reflect God’s Plan- as the Spring in the “time of Light” at “the end of the latter rain,” at the beginning of God’s Sacred Year- starting on Nisan 1.
The Fall is “the dark time” of the year with the death of Earth’s vegetation evidenced by the browning of the vegetation and the ultimate drop-off of leaves. This is symbolized by the Grape Harvest which is a type of the beginning of the death of the utterly wicked, beginning in the middle of the Tribulation and continuing on throughout the whole last half of the Tribulation, culminating with the battle of Armageddon in the Spring upon the return of Yeshua, the Messiah, Who brings the final death to all the remaining wicked.
In Israel, the end of the levitical year (Exodus 34:22) culminates with “the Feast of Ingathering” (Tabernacles) which symbolizes the previously harvested crops that are gathered into “my barn” (Matthew 13:30, which is a symbol for the righteous Jews and Gentiles, at the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom on Earth during “the Feast of Tabernacles.”
Following this is the preparation of the fields by plowing up the old residue in order to make the ground ready for the sowing the new seed (a type of the redeemed remnant of both Israel and the Gentiles), and the arrival of the former, early rain, the gentle rain, in order for new growth to begin which continues throughout the winter months with the fall of the heavy, winter rains, through to the Spring, which ends with the last rain, the latter rain of the year- usually falling no later than in “the first month” (Joel 2:23), in preparation for the first harvests of barley and flax. (Flax was the most important fiber in the Bible because it was used to make fine linen. We see Jesus clothed in linen, fine and white, throughout Scripture. Also, Revelation 19:8 describes the Body of Christ, the Bride, who has been made ready for “the Marriage Supper of the Lamb”…this way: “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” This scene willtake placein perfectseasonal order, after the close of “the latter rain,” as flax becomes ‘ripe’ for harvest along with the barley, for the return of Christ with His Bride.
Like last year of 2013- the same pattern presents again- when the last day of Unleavened Bread opens upon the close of Firstfruits- on April 20/21- Nisan 20/21. I wrote about last year how I believed Revelation 5 depicts “a holy convocation” with us- the Bride – casting our golden crowns before the Lord on His Throne. I wrote how the Greek word “general assembly” in Hebrews 12:23 is definitely “ a convoking” i.e. “holy convocation” to which we are brought! I wrote how John entered into “the spirit on the Lord’s day” in Revelation chapter 1, which I believe was the Feast of Firstfruits which always on ‘the Lord’s Day,’ and I believe that is our rapture right there, though not said by John. I wrote that John is called to Heaven in chapter 4:1, however, the first thing he saw is the 24 elders who represent the Body of Christ, ALREADY with crowns on their heads, indicating that the Bema judgment has already taken place! So, somewhere between chapter 1 and 4:1, the Bema has already occurred, whether John saw it and just did not write of it or did not view it, we do not know. But, the saints already have their crowns in chapter 4, which I believe is now the close of Nisan 20/the opening of Nisan 21, the last day of Unleavened Bread. I wrote that again, I believe chapter 5 is showing our holy convocation (Nisan 21), before the Lord.
Leviticus 23 tells us that both the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15) and the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 21) are both holy convocations before the Lord. As such, they are deemed “a sabbath of rest in which no servile work may be done” in Leviticus 23:7-8.
Something of great interest in the spring of 2014 is this: A complete lunar eclipse will occur on April 15/Nisan 15 on the holy convocation at the opening of the Feast of Unleavened Bread! “The first eclipse of the year is well placed for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere. The eclipse occurs at the lunar orbit’s ascending node in Virgo (Virgo is the symbol of the woman of Israel). None of the eclipse is visible from north/east Europe, eastern Africa, in the Middle East or Central Asia.”
I personally believe this particular lunar eclipse, with the Moon representing both the nation of Israel and the Body of Christ, will be a signal and a portent which will herald the coming in 6 days thereafter of the “disappearance of folks all over the world” and the immediate opening of the Day of the Lord and the beginning of the Tribulation with the shock and awe of “the sudden destruction” from Heaven, beginning in the spring.
Immediately AFTER the Bema when Jesus takes His seat on the Throne and opens “the scroll” which is written on both sides, and is the same scroll that Ezekiel saw which contained the words “lamentations, mourning and woe”in Ezekiel 2:10, the Day of the Lord will begin.
Another truly big reason I believe this Spring will BEGIN HIS DAY – besides everything we are seeing happening at this very moment-in all the world, but especially in Israel and the Middle East, with way more to come to past before next Spring, is that Israel’s next sabbatical cycle of 7 years will open on Tishri 1 of 2014, Jewish year 5775. THAT will allow the Lord to end the Tribulation in the Spring of 2021, return to Israel in time to “build and cleanse the altar” and the whole levitical system, called “the law of the house” in Ezekiel 43:11-12. This will all begin on Nisan 1,of 2021, with the fulfilling of the ordinances that the Law commands to be carried out throughout Eternity, beginning with the first Mosaic feast cycle with “all” the redeemed of Israel (Romans 11:26). “The Branch” (Zech 6) will lay the foundation and begin to build the Third Temple “in the second month” of Iyar/Zif (1 Kings 6:1) and (Ezra 3:8) when the foundations of the two prior Temples were laid, but this time- it will be laid on top of Mt. Zion which will be “high and lifted up higher than any other mountain on Earth” (Psalm 2:2; Isaiah 8:18; Isaiah 10:12; Micah 4:7), then “the Branch” will continue building the Temple through the summer months with people all around coming to help Him, which will then be completed by that Fall, when Tishri 1, 5782, 2021, will again open another Sabbatical cycle, and then on Tishri 10, Yeshua will declare that day to open the first Jubilee year of Eternity- as Lev 25 commands, when He will award the 12 Tribes their eternal inheritances, along with those of the priests of Zadok, the Levites, the city, the Temple and to the Prince Himself, as Ezekiel 48 says, and then at the ‘feast of Ingathering at the end of the year” (Tabernacles), the Messianic Kingdom of David will have officially opened on Earth.
Also, it is important to know that Daniel’s “Seventy Weeks” prophecy began on Nisan 1, as Ezra 7:6-9 says. It can be proved that Tishri 1, Julian year 458 B.C. opened Israel’s Sabbatical year of 3304. 458 B.C. can be proved to be “the seventh year of Artaxerxes.” The “seventy weeks” began in the Spring of 457 B.C., Jewish year 3304, when Ezra left Babylon for Jerusalem. [From the opening of Jewish year 3304, on Tishri 1, 458 B.C., to the opening of Jewish year 3787, on Tishri 1, 26 A.D. equals 483 years, or “sixty nine weeks” of years, from “sabbatical year to sabbatical year!” (All Jewish sabbatical years divide equally by 7). Yeshua, the Messiah, “the anointed one” came to Israel …after… “seven weeks” and “threescore and two weeks” (Daniel 9:25-26).
Not only did Jewish year 3304, 458 B.C. open a Sabbatical year on Tishri 1, but it can be proved by Scripture to have also been a Jubilee year. By an archaeological finding, “the Assyrian” king Sennacherib, dated 2 Kings 18/19 when came down against Judah and King Hezekiah, etching the date into a granite stele. This took place in the spring of the Julian year 702 B.C., which was Jewish year 3059. Hezekiah prayed to the Lord about what he should do about this invasion and Isaiah came back to him with this answer from the Lord, in 2 Kings 19:29-31:
“ And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof. And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.”
“This year” was the 7th year; “in the second year”was the 8th year; “in the third year” was the 9th year.
This “sign” that the Lord gave was not only telescoping prophecy down to the beginning of the Kingdom, as an eternal, ongoing command, but it also proves that that year of Sennacherib’s invasion, Jewish year 3059 , was a not only a Sabbatical year, but also a Jubilee year, just as the first year of the Kingdom will be, 5782 . The Lord gave king Hezekiah instructions straight out of Leviticus 25:21-22, which states the Lord’s original command from the Year of Jubilee. (Don’t forget ALL Jewish 7th years can be equally divided by 7.)
Jewish year 3059 (702 B.C.) to 3304 (457 B.C.) = 245 years. 245/49 = 5 Jubilee cycles.
The 70th week of Daniel began in Jewish year 3787 , which opened on Tishri 1, 26 A.D.
[* It bears remembering that when the Children of Israel crossed over into the Promised Land the first time, the manna immediately stopped on Nisan 16, and the Children began eating “of the fruit of the land” that was already available and waiting for them (Joshua 5:26). The same great blessing will be available to the remnant their first and second years in the Land, which will give them time to plant in the 8th year and reap and partake in the 9th year! Praise God for His wonderful Law of the Jubilee Year!]
Yeshua fulfilled the first half of Daniel’s 70th week. From Tishri 1, 26 A.D. to Nisan 1, 30 A.D. is 3 1Ž2 years, the first half of Daniel’s 70th Week!
Yeshua was anointed at His Baptism, at the beginning of His ministry, NOT at the Cross, at the end of His ministry.
Yeshua was cut off 3 1Ž2 years after His anointing, as Daniel 9:26 clearly states.
3 1Ž2 years after the Cross in Nisan of 3790, 30 A.D. was Tishri 1, 3794, 33 A.D.
Tishri 1, 26 A.D. to Tishri 1, 33 A.D. = 7 years.
If the nation of Israel had accepted Jesus as their Yeshua Messiah and turned from their sin, they would have entered the Kingdom of David in the fall of 33 A.D. the opening of the new Sabbatical year, which would have been the final 490th year of Daniel’s prophecy. (490 years = 10 Jubilee cycles). Tishri 10, of Jewish year, 33 A.D, Jewish year 3394 , would have opened that first holy Jubilee year at the beginning of the Kingdom.
>From the Fall of702 B.C. to the Fall of 33 A.D. = 735 years / 49 = 15 Jubilee cycles.
[It is only the wicked Jews and the wicked Gentiles who will be subject to the last half of Daniel’s 70th week. The first half of the Tribulation is called “the travail of the woman” in the Bible.]
[Daniel’s “Seventy Weeks” began in the spring on Nisan 1, 3304, and it will end in the spring on Nisan 1, 5782. 5782-3304 = 2478 years/7 = 354 overall Sabbatical cycles from start to finish.]
If the Lord chooses this next coming 7 year cycle- beginning in Nisan of 2014, with the Sabbatical opening in the ensuing Fall on Tishri 1, 5775, 7 years later at the opening of another Sabbatical cycle, which will open on Tishri 1, 2021, Jewish year 5782, He will proclaim Tishri 10, the Day of Atonement as the beginning of a whole, new, holy Jubilee cycle, the first one of Eternity.
[If one begins counting by 49 years, from 33 A.D., the last Jubilee would have fallen in the fall of 1993, which of course was not a Jubilee to the Lord, and the next one would be in the fall of 2042. Of course that is too ‘far out’ and is completely out of the question! That is why He has chosen a whole new, holy Jubilee year cycle of years to begin. The Lord cut off Israel’s Jubilee cycle at the Cross because of the unbelief of national Israel.]
For all the above reasons, I fully expect that the Lord WILL NOT bypass this coming Sabbatical cycle for the redeemed, nation of Israel!
Also, here is something also interesting to consider:
“I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days : thy years are throughout all generations.”
In Hab 3:2, the prophet entreated the Lord:
“O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.”
The Psalmist is pleading with the Lord NOT to take him away IN THE MIDST OF HIS DAYS, and Habakkuk is praying that THE LORD REVIVE HIS WORK IN THE MIDST OF MYDAYS…” IN THE MIDST OF YEARS MAKE KNOWN”….”in wrath remember mercy!”
The word “midst” in the KJV means MIDDLE most of the time. Mid Trib will fall in the MIDDLE of the Sabbatical cycle - with the opening of Jewish year 5778 beginning in the fall of 2017. The Lord WILL REVIVE HIS WORK when…All the remnant will be brought “to safety” in THE MIDST OF YEARS WHEN THE LORD MAKES KNOWN HIS WORK of MIGHTY GRACE AND MERCY for the remnant – protecting them from the ‘Great and Terrible Day of the Lord in the last 3.5 years filled with God’s full, unrestrained wrath upon the utterly wicked, which is the last half of Daniel’s 70th week! The Lord will NOT “take away” or “cut off” the righteous of Israel in “the mist of their days/years” at Midtrib, but instead will preserve them in order for them to be able to go alive into the Kingdom! Yeshua promised Daniel that “all thy people”- referring to the righteous remnant (of all Israel) “will come to rest” by the 1,335th day of the Tribulation (45 days after the 1290th day “when the abomination that makes desolate”) in Daniel 12:12. In His wrath, God will surely remember mercy for the sake of the future remnant, as God’s wrath and fury BEGINS at the BEGINNING of the Tribulation, starting with the Seal Judgments!
Remember- Psalm 90 promises the nation of Israel ’70 years.’ (Jesus was “cut off” in the MIDDLE of His years at the Cross.) 1947/48 (5708) to 2017/18 (5778) = 70 years! Remember God’s prophecy in Jeremiah 29:10-14, which is a Kingdom prophecy and can ONLY be completely fulfilled AFTER Israel repents and turns from her sin, becomes reconciled to the Lord and is restored… The “70 years” BEGINS in the middle of the Tribulation, but “AFTER 70 years” willfulfill the prophecy when“All” Israel (the remnant only- Romans 9:6/11:26), will be appointed for salvation in the first 3 1Ž2 years of the Tribulation, as no one comes come to faith in Christ in the last 3 1Ž2 years, and will receive a new heart and the water of the Holy Spirit is poured out upon them, as Ezekiel 37 says, at the end of the Tribulation.
ALL the pieces fit this time, THIS TIME HE WILL FULFILL HIS PLAN! I believe as we approach the DAY- events, signs and signals will be such THAT WE WILL DEFINITELY KNOW FOR SURE THIS TIME…THAT THIS WILL INDEED BE THE RIGHT TIME….FINALLY !
“And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.”Job 29:23
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”James 5:7
[The ‘latter’ rain is the last rain! It is another clue for the proper season for our gathering unto Him!]