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●We continue in the prophetic impasse, with no major prophetic developments. There have been numerous threats of military action from Israel, Syria and Iran and a few minor skirmishes here and there. They are significant in setting the tone, but we sit and wait. This is called learning patience!
●For this publication, I’m not really interested in all the little news items around the world. It’s only the events and issues that have a direct relationship to Bible prophecy. These things can change fast!
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 310: May 4th 2016
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Bible prophecy gives us many clues and pointers as to just where we are on the prophetic map. We are commanded to know the times and season. It’s a command of God, not a suggestion!
There are many watching for these developments and many looking, but looking in the wrong places. Many are asleep and not looking at all. Many are watching and looking in all the right places and coming up with a pretty consistent view – in line with the Bible and what the Spirit of God is saying now.
In this edition I want to share some of these things and some very exciting revelations and discoveries from my own prayer, study and thoughts.
We must know the voice of the Spirit of God in all these things and respond to Him and not man-made, man-pleasing motivations of spiritual pride. We must also be ready to change our opinions when we discover that we were wrong, or new revelation comes along.
It’s good to bear in mind that when people use the terms “100% certain” or “God told me” – that’s the give-away clue to avoid them and what they are saying.
●Please be aware that certain Rabbis have placed curses on those attempting to find the time of the Messiah’s coming from the book of Daniel. Spiritual warfare, the gifts and the prayers of binding and loosing are needed in this regard.
What about 2016?
I would like nothing more than for these things to all get wrapped up by Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) this year. It may be, but it looks more likely that it will be 2017. Of course that may be wrong too. I’m not date-setting but date-watching. I’m not trying to prove anything except that you need to be ready!
I am looking at possibilities and probabilities.
As we approach Rosh Hashanah in October this year – we will know and see if it’s possible for the tribulation / rapture to occur by the signs.
If it is going to be this year or next, the signs will speak and give us warning beforehand. As you will see from this edition, the evidence for next year is becoming very strong.
Again, don’t put all your trust in a date. Put all your trust in our great King and Lord, but don’t be an idiot and ignore the evidence either.
If you get ready, abandoning a life of sin, and walking in holiness, you have lost nothing. The devil has lost you and you have gained greatly, even if our Lord tarries.
Incredible insights into cycles, generations and time-spans:
The word “generation”, in the New Covenant is very interesting. The word is Strong’s G1074, “genea” meaning: “Those of the same stock or family, or a multitude living at the same time.”
So the word “generation” in Matthew 24:34 relates to a group of people, the Jews in this case. The word can also have a time element contained in its meaning as well.
As we look at the time factor of a generation, we are right at the end of a biblical generation, whichever counting method you use. We are on borrowed time already!
With this in mind let’s have a look now at some incredible, alarming and amazing facts about the generation called Israel and various time spans of major prophetic importance:
2017: Israel will mark four major milestone anniversaries:
Next year is 2017, but because the Hebrew year changes at Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) on the 21st September on our calendar, we have to refer to the time as 2017 /2018. This is also the change from 5777 to 5778 on the Hebrew calendar.
So, just bear in mind that prophetically, 2017 runs into 2018 as 2016 runs into 2017.
In the Bible, many numbers have important spiritual meanings, some with distinct prophetic implications. Some of these prophetic numbers are, 120, 100, 70, 50 and 40. The prophetic significance of each is derived from the verses in which they are used.
●120 = Divine probation. ●100 = Completeness of suffering, election. ●70 = Perfect spiritual order, restoration of Israel. ●50 = Pentecost, Jubilee and Divine Revelation. ●40 = testing and trial.
Now let’s have a look at something that is a bit more than a coincidence!
●The First Zionist Congress was held in 1897. That will be 120 years ago in 2017. This congress saw the birth of Zionism and the original preparations for the foundation of the State of Israel.
●The Balfour Declaration, giving the Jews the legal right to return to the land took place in November 1917 making it 100 years old in 2017. Genesis 15:13-16 speaks of the generation of Israeli bondage in Egypt lasting 400 years, coming to an end in the 4th generation (100 years).
●In November 1947 the UN General Assembly passed the “Partition Resolution” allowing for the creation of the Jewish State of Israel in 1948. This will be 70 years ago in 2017. 70 is the number of completeness and restoration. It is the time of Daniel’s monumental prophecy of the 70 weeks. It was the time of release from captivity in Babylon.
●The liberation and reunification of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War occurred in June 1967 making it 50 years old in 2017. 50 is the number of release. It is the number of Pentecost and Jubilee. This number is also associated with judgement. Noah’s flood lasted for 150 days, which is 50x3.
●There are 40 jubilees from the cross to 2017.
We know that the entire end-time period is referred to in the Bible as “the days of Noah”. Interestingly Noah warned the world for 120 years of impending judgement! (Some say it was 100 years).
From this amazing convergence, which is all harmonizing and interlocking now, we see a pattern of agreement that we dare not ignore.
2017 is going to be a monumental year in world history!
Jubilees are very difficult to count and come up with a totally trustworthy conclusion. Some use the number 49, some 50, and some include leap years, other don’t. Some take into account changes in the calendar, some don’t. Some include the times God does not count Jubilees (when Israel was out of favour), others do.
Some calculations put this year, 2016 as a Jubilee start, and others put it next year. Either way, it’s very close indeed. Some calculate a Jubilee as being every 50 years and others believe it is 49 years with the 50th being the first of the next count. This would account for some of the differences.
Either way we can still get some important insights, as many of these things are dovetailing now with many other timing methods and factors.
If Jubilees are counted continuously and using 50, not 49 then 1917 (Zionist Congress) was the start of the 68th Jubilee. 1967 (Jerusalem restored) was the 69th Jubilee and the 70th Jubilee is 2017 / 2018. This 70th Jubilee is from the Exodus.
The 120th is the Great Jubilee measured from the beginning of creation. It begins in 2017 /2018!
So, it is both the 70th and 120th dovetailing into 2017! Remember the meanings of the numbers.
There were 50 jubilees from creation to the Exodus (1483). There are 70 jubilees from the Exodus to 2017. There are 120 jubilees from creation to 2017.
Interestingly 120 Jubilees (120x50=6000) using the continuous method brings the 6000-year history of man under sin to a close in 2017 according to the Torah Calendar. (There are some discrepancies here.)
The Jubilee prophecy of Rabbi Judah Be Samuel:
Note that this prophecy dovetails exactly with the abovementioned Jubilee discussions.
In 1217 this Rabbi made a number of startling prophecies, which he claimed came from the Lord. He said that the Ottoman Turks would rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. He made a number of other prophecies which all came to pass. Another was that Jerusalem would become a no-man’s-land after the ninth jubilee which did happen. It was from 1917 to 1967 that Jerusalem was exactly a no-man’s land.
He said that the 10th Jubilee would see Jerusalem back in Jewish hands and then the Messiah would come. The end of this time period is in 2017.
Can we rely on a prophecy from such an individual, who would not have been saved in our terms? Well, God can speak through whom He wishes. He chose a donkey once. His prophecies did come to pass. The fact that there is a great convergence of so many other factors adds more weight to it.
The incredible Metonic cycle:
We can’t see these things in our normal calendar. We must use the Jewish calendar and time frames, which are based on the lunar calendar. Just like our normal calendar has months of different lengths, so does the lunar calendar.
The tribulation period is made up of two halves, one being 1260 days long and the other 1290 days (Daniel12:11) This makes a total of 2250 days.
With this in mind there are only certain seven-year periods containing 2550 days, with the start time being Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets.
The tribulation is often called the seventieth week of Daniel. That is a week of years and not days in context. So people using the term seventieth week are talking of the seven-year tribulation period.
You can see that only certain seven-year periods qualify for the seventieth week by having a careful look at the two diagrams below:
This Metonic Cycle (corrected according to NASA) was originally a bit different and has now been updated and corrected. It is now consistent with many other counting methods giving us the required number of moons making up the seven year tribulation period.
Note that the table below shows the same thing, just in a different format.
All of these things would be of no real consequence if the things of the world were not all pointing to the same thing – a very soon coming catastrophic judgement!
One simply has to ask – how much longer can the sin, evil and wickedness of the world thrive without running headlong into judgement?
As we approach 2017, the very existence of Israel is being threatened, undermined, questioned and challenged by Islam, many churches and almost the whole world. Jerusalem is up for partition and division. Declarations in the UN, by the EU and hosts of demon possessed church leaders are all singing the same “Hitler” songs.
Here are some of the signs that we need to watch for:
●Firstly forget about any rapture or tribulation start without a peace treaty of some sort signed by the person who will be revealed in that act, as the antichrist. So we need to see a deal between Israel and the Palestinians come about.
Some say previous peace accords account for this. Not true. None of the previous accords were ratified and are in operation today. None of them revealed the antichrist. If any of them were to be ratified, they would have to be fully re-negotiated.
●We need to watch for anything and everything to do with a new Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is required at mid- tribulation. Right now it would not be surprising to see something along these lines suddenly come to light. The Temple Institute has everything required, already made, prepared and waiting.
●We need to watch for the one-day destruction of Damascus and the entry of Israel into the situation militarily. We also need to watch for the situation with Russia, Iran and others to intensify.
●We need to watch for Quran-based Muslim invasions and migration turning to jihad.
●We need to watch for Europe’s downfall preparing the way for a new beast to arise. Europe is not ready yet.
●The “king of the north” and the “king of the south” have not yet made their appearances. We need to watch for this.
●We need to watch for a global economic collapse, preparing the way for an antichrist takeover and domination of the world’s finances.
●The earth is getting angry! Earths upheavals in the form of earthquakes, volcanoes, storms and the like will intensify greatly as we approach the time.
Many of these things can occur very quickly.
Time is running out fast:
I would not put a lot of weight on any one of the mentioned factors here, but collectively, the evidence is compelling to say the least.
I’ve been asked a few times if people should make long-term plans for their lives in light of time being so short.
This is something I can’t and won’t speak to. It is up to you. It all depends on what and how you see things. Pray about it, seek the word of the Lord.
I can only speak for myself in this regard. No, I would not be making long-term plans, but that’s for me only. Besides, there are many things I have not shared yet relating to the whole end-time scenario.
The Bible says that we are to “occupy until He comes” This doesn’t mean sit and do your knitting until He comes. The word “occupy” is a military term and means to make spiritual advances against the kingdom of the world and for our Lord. We are to occupy spiritual territory for our Lord.
The world is approaching a frightening time. In the tribulation people will die from pure shock! Masses will try to kill themselves, but death will flee from them. (Revelation 9:6)
Revelation 6:15-17 “The kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in caves and in the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand.”
Note that even the “best” of society are reduced to a quivering mess of fear and panic in the coming times!
Some other parallel verses speaking of similar things are: Luke 23:30, Isaiah 2:19.
►BUT, please remember to read next week’s edition entitled “The logic of a pre-tribulation rapture.”
Yes there is a huge amount of real bad, terrible things about to occur, but in next week’s edition there will be all the good news!
The signs will speak. I can’t and will not try to make things fit my ideas. When I see the biblical signs line up, harmonise, then I’ll start yelling.
So now we see that Jubilee counts point to 2017, and the prophetic numbers; 120, 100, 70, 50 and 40 have convergences in 2017. This is far more than a coincidence.
As the time approaches, I fully expect our Lord to reveal more and more. I expect His warnings to grow louder and stronger.
It is totally consistent of God to warn of coming troubles. He always has, and now that we are on the verge of the greatest ever trouble, why would He not warn the world?
Jeremiah 30:11“For I am with you (Israel) to save you; though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you. I will correct you in justice and will not let you go altogether unpunished.”
US, UK, Europe and others have done well largely because they have had a large population of Jews. Soon the Jews will flee anti-Semitism back to their land. Then beware nations of the world – your doom will be upon you. And it will be a “full end!”
Note in that verse above that all host nations of Jews in the diaspora will be destroyed!
I took the background picture in a forest near my home. I added some texture to it and superimposed the butterfly over it to create the overall effect.
Shalom and grow in grace!