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Bible prophecy is the news in advance. It is the Almighty telling humanity and the angel host what He is about to do or allow Satan to do. Studying Bible prophecy is like taking a look at the Diary of the Most High. When studied in conjunction with the sacred calendar, Bible prophecy is the most reliable evidence the church has that the Almighty is working to a divine timetable; one that is infinitely more reliable than the diaries and wall charts business managers use. Bible prophecy is also YaHuWaH 's way of warning all mankind of approaching danger.
|2 Pet.1:19||We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21: For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of YaHuWaH spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
|Amos 3:7||Surely Adonai YaHuWaH will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.
|Eze.33:11:||Say unto them, As I live, saith Adonai YaHuWaH, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
The Almighty does not want anyone to die; or even be caught unawares by the calamities about to occur on Earth. So, through His prophets, He warns mankind to repent and live. Consider this amazing prophecy about end-time calamities preceding YAHUSHUA the Messiah's return to Earth. Here we are given a preview of our Earth being turned upside down and shaken by mighty earthquakes.
|Isaiah 24: 1||Behold, YaHuWaH maketh the Earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
2: And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
3: The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for YaHuWaH hath spoken this word.
4: The Earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the Earth do languish.
5: The Earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the Torah, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6: Therefore hath the curse devoured the Earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
verse 19: The Earth is utterly broken down, the Earth is clean dissolved, the Earth is moved exceedingly.
|Rev. 16:19||... and the cities of the nations fell...!
It is virtually impossible to imagine the devastation that will occur when these prophecies comes to pass. The very idea of the Earth being 'utterly waste,' 'turned upside down' and 'reeling to and fro like a drunkard' is beyond human imagination! All the cities of the nations will then collapse in ruins and international trade will come to a shuddering halt. Yes, these are amazing prophecies and they are bound to happen at the 'appointed times' in the Almighty's calendar. This fact about 'appointed times' is repeatedly mentioned in the Scriptures. (i.e. Gen.18:14, Exo.9.5, 2 Samuel 24:15, Dan.8:19, 10:1, 11:35, Hab.2:3) Consequently when we study Bible prophecy in conjunction with the sacred calendar we are in fact looking at the 'Diary of YaHuWaH the Elohim of Israel.' We are being given a preview of Earth-shaking events before they actually take place! The Most High is revealing His plans to us simply because the events that are about to occur concern the whole human race. In the books of Daniel and Revelation there are several prophecies involving exact periods of time. In this booklet these are referred to as Time Prophecies or Time Spans. They are:
Millions of Christians know little or nothing about these prophecies. They have never heard a sermon about them or studied them. Of the believers who have read them, the majority think that these prophecies have already been fulfilled and, therefore, do not concern the Christians living in our day. This is a tragic mistake, because these Time Prophecies concern events scheduled to occur in the days just prior to the return of YAHUSHUA the Messiah. In other words, they concern all humanity - today! Proof of this fact is given below.
No student of Bible prophecy will fail to recognize that current world events perfectly match the Master's warnings recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. The Savior predicted that just before his return to earth, there would be an increase in wars, famines, disease epidemics, earthquakes, drought, floods, high winds, sexual immorality, violence and widespread unbelief. These signs are now evident all over the world. They are proof that we have reached the closing days of this age, the 'time of the end.' Also notice that the time prophecies listed above are not vague generalities, but exact periods of time. Important questions are : What do they mean? When do they start? When do they end? How do they concern me? You need to know the answers to these questions; because drifting in blissful ignorance towards disaster is certainly not for the sober minded.
Before we attempt to answer these questions, let us first examine a popular theory which says that in Bible prophecy one day represents one year. Many Christian groups believe that these time spans in Daniel & Revelation (the 2300, 1260, 1290, 1335 days) all represent years and that they have all been fulfilled. For example the 2300 day prophecy of Daniel chapter 8, they believe, is telling of a period of 2300 years; and the 1260 day prophecy of Revelation 12:6 was 1260 literal years: all in the past! Is this the case? Does one day in Bible prophecy always represent one year? The answer is, not always. A prophetic day equals a year only when the prophetic language so implies, as it does in Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:1-6. If the language does not give this clear indication, as it does not in Dan.8:14, Dan.12:11-12, Matt.27:63, Rev.11:3 and Rev.20:4-5, then a day is a normal day and a year is a normal year.
How can we be sure that the time spans mentioned in Daniel 8 and Daniel 12 are literal days and not years? The answer is, we are plainly told by an angel messenger that this is the case; that the 2300, 1260, 1290 and 1335 day time prophecies will occur at the 'time of the end.'' Yes, we are told this fact. Here is proof.
The 2300 day Prophecy of Daniel 8
|Dan:8:17||So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.
|Dan.8:26||And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.|
Most Bible students know that the phrases 'the time of the end' refers to the last days, that is, the time just prior to the Savior's return. In other words this prophecy would find fulfillment 'many days' after it was given and it would come to pass in the days just before the Savior returned to earth, in the appointed time of the end! We have now reached that time!
The 1260,1290 & 1335 day Prophecies of Daniel 12
|Dan.12:8||And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Adon, what shall be the end of these things?
9: And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10: Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
|Dan.12:13||But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
What are these texts saying? They are saying that the time prophecies of Daniel will be understood and then fulfilled 'at the time of the end,' at the 'end of days.' They would not be fulfilled in the distant past; but in the last days! The angel also told the prophet Daniel that he would 'rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.' In other words, Daniel would die and rise from his grave at the end of that time. We know from our study of Lesson 6 that the resurrection does not take place till YAHUSHUA the Messiah returns to Earth. This means that these prophecies will end at Messiah's return when Daniel, along with millions of other believers, will rise from their graves.
They will be understood and then fulfilled, as these texts clearly say, 'at the time of the end;' and that time, dear reader, has now arrived.
There is one prophecy in the book of Daniel where a prophetic day does represent one year and a prophetic week does equal seven years. That prophecy is found in Daniel chapter 9. It is the '70 weeks of years' prophecy concerning the return of the Jews from Babylon to the Promised Land, the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem and the death of the Messiah. In the prophecy recorded in Daniel 9 a day does equal one year.
When comparing the prophecy of Daniel 8 with that of Daniel 9 we learn the following:
The 2300 day Prophecy of Daniel 8
The 490 year Prophecy of Daniel 9
This prophecy concerns a period of time lasting '70 weeks of years.' Seventy weeks of years equals 490, 360 day years. (70x7 = 490 years = 176,400 days)
These 360 day years must be translated into 365 day years in order to deal with the Roman calendar.
69 weeks = 483, (360) day years = 476, (365 1/4) day years = 173,880 days.
Therefore 445 B.C. (Roman) + 476 years (Roman) - 1 year (for the changeover from B.C. to A.D. at year 0) = 30 A.D. (Roman) (subtract 1 year for the 0 year changeover from B.C to A.D.).
30 A.D. was probably the time of Messiah's entering into Jerusalem on a donkey 4 days (10th day of the 1st month) before the Crucifixion. (476 - 1 = 475. 475 - 445 B.C. = 30 A.D.)
As we can see the vision of Daniel 8 was given some 15 years before the prophecy of Daniel 9. More importantly, the starting dates of the two prophecies are over 24 centuries apart. The 490 year prophecy started when the 'commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem' went forth and ended 490 years later in the days of the Apostles. At its basic level the prophecy of Daniel 9 has already been fulfilled. It is past. But the 2300 day prophecy of Daniel 8 is still future. It will start at the 'time of the end' and end when the Messiah returns to earth and supernaturally destroys the Antichrist 'without hand.' The 2300 day prophecy is a 'high-level' forecast of the Antichrist's attack on the heavenly sanctuary and the throne of YaHuWaH ! When that time comes, and it is very near, the 'little horn,' the 'man of sin' will rise from the Abyss and enter Heaven itself. He will then defile the heavenly sanctuary and dare to take over the throne of the Almighty YaHuWaH ! This blasphemous act, prefigured at its lower level by Absalom's rape of his father's wives on the palace roof (2 Samuel 16:20-22) is scheduled to take place in the very near future.
Some leaders have placed the 2300 day prophecy of Daniel 8 in the past. They believe it started in the 457 BC and ended 2300 years later in the mid nineteenth century, in 1844 A.D.
The 1335 day Prophecy of Daniel 12 is also future. Daniel was told by the heavenly messenger that he would be raised from his grave at the end of this period (Dan.12:13); and we know that the resurrection takes place at the Savior's return. The next question is: If these prophecies have not already occurred, then when do they begin? The answer is: No one knows the exact year, but here is a vital clue to consider:
The last-day time prophecies of Daniel 8 and 12 all slot into periods of time between Feast days in the sacred calendar! Begin counting from a sacred Feast in one year and lo! 2300, 1260, 1290 or 1335 literal days later another sacred Feast occurs.
These exact counts of 2300, 1260, 1290 or 1335 etc. are not limited to a single decade or century. They occur over and over again throughout time, keeping step with the sun and the moon; which, as we have already pointed out, were initially created by YaHuWaH to highlight the mighty deeds He planned to perform on His Feasts. At this very moment in time these exact counts move within the sacred calendar like cogs within the wheels of a divine wrist watch; moving that is, towards the appointed festivals when the prophecies they are designed to measure begin to occur. A few examples of exact counts which occur between a Feast day in one year and another Feast some 2300, 1260, 1290 or 1335 days later are given at Appendix C.
We now have three vital clues concerning the Time Prophecies in Daniel and Revelation. They are:
Understanding these three clues will ensure that the obedient followers of the Most High, the ones keeping YaHuWaH 's Feasts, will not be caught unawares by events at the crisis at the end of the world which will be signaled by signs in the sun, moon and stars. In other words, when a celestial display coincides with a Feast day in the sacred calendar, (as promised in Genesis 1:14) it will be a clear signal to the festival-keeping church that one of those Time Prophecies has begun. That is the point being made here. The reader is advised to study this section again and again to fully grasp its significance.
In Leviticus chapter 25 we are told that every seventh year is a Sabbatical year, a year of rest for the land. We are also told that every fiftieth year is a Jubilee.
|Lev.25:1||And YaHuWaH spake unto Moshe in mount Sinai, saying,
2: 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 Shabbat unto YaHuWaH.
3: Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
4: But in the seventh year shall be a Shabbat of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for YaHuWaH : thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
Verse 9:Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
10: And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
11: A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.
12: For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
13: In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession.
A Jubilee is the 50th year; the year after the seventh sabbatical year. A Jubilee is also the 1st year of the next fifty year cycle. The seven year cycles continue without interruption, just as the weeks continue without interruption at the Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot) after 49 days of counting the Homer.
The Jubilee year is heralded on the 10th day of the 7th month in the 49th year, on the Day of Atonement, by the blowing of a Yobel (shophar): the ram's horn trumpet. Lev.25:8-13. See passage quoted above. Close study of Leviticus chapter 25 reveals the following:
Sad to say, ancient Israel failed to recognize the lessons from YaHuWaH 's Jubilee blueprint. The nation seldom - if ever - kept it as instructed. Nevertheless the Most High is keeping to His appointed plan, and the spiritual realities to which a Jubilee points (redemption, freedom, reconciliation and miraculous growth) will be fulfilled when the appointed time arrives and the redeemed slaves of sin finally meet their heavenly Father and enter their eternal inheritance. The Jubilee Year will be announced on a soon-coming Day of Atonement with a trumpet blast from Heaven, as foreshadowed in the blueprint instructions given to Moshe.
Can we identify a Jubilee Year? I believe we can, but not with absolute accuracy - yet. This is how we see it. According to Luke 3:1-21 YAHUSHUA was baptized by John in the 15th year of the Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea. Depending on which historian you believe, that was between the years AD 26 and AD 30. For the purpose of this booklet we'll say that the 15th year of the Emperor Tiberius was AD 28.
|Luke 3:1:||Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
2: Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of YaHuWaH came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
3: And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
If you study Luke chapters 3 and 4 you will see that immediately after his baptism YAHUSHUA went into the wilderness to be tempted of the Devil (Luke 4:1-13). Then after 40 days he returned to Nazareth and entered the synagogue (verses 14-19). In the synagogue He was given the Scriptures to read and after finding the place He read from Isaiah chapter 61. That chapter tells of the spiritual realities to which a Jubilee points. It tells of how the Messiah would:
That sermon was preached in the 15th year of the Emperor Tiberius; when the Savior began his earthly ministry in fulfillment of the prophecy.
Compare those spiritual realities with the directions listed in Leviticus 25 and you will see that the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar was in all probability a Jubilee year and the Savior was, in fact, preaching a Jubilee sermon! That is why the Master stopped His normal work and invited His disciples to give up theirs in order to proclaim the Gospel of Salvation. He was, in fact, keeping the Jubilee command to rest from His ordinary labors. The year in question was, as recorded in Luke 3:1, the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar; which, give or take a year or two, was AD 28. If AD 28 was a Jubilee, then the next Jubilee would occur 50 years later in AD 78 and the one after that in AD 128. In other words the 28th and 78th years in every century are Jubilee years. Counting 2 Jubilees to every century would bring us to the start of the 40th Jubilee in the year 'about' 1978. Again I use the word 'about' simply because historians differ as to which was the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar.
Bible students all know that many events recorded in the Scriptures occurred in cycles of 40: 40 days, 40 nights, 40 years in the wilderness etc. We also know that many, if not all, Old Testament experiences have high-level spiritual parallels.
The word 'exsample,' in this context, means to 'prefigure a future person or thing.' In other words, Israel's bygone experiences, as recorded in the 'Old Testament', were types, shadows, examples, living blueprints and real-life dramas which prefigured realities scheduled to occur on a world scale in our day! One such reality is that YaHuWaH 's people, like ancient Israel in the wilderness of Sinai, are also circling in the spiritual wilderness of human society; but this time it is for 40 Jubilees! The 40 Jubilee cycles are due to end in about AD 2028. Will time last that long? Will our wilderness wanderings last all of 40 Jubilees - till AD 2028? We think not, because the Master clearly told us that the time will be cut short.
|Matt.24:22||And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.|
This means that the Savior could return before the 40th Jubilee cycle has run out - before AD 2028. How many years before that date we do not know. Indeed no one knows the exact time of the Savior's return; any more than a midwife knows the exact moment of a child's birth, especially if a premature birth is involved.
|Matt.24:36:||But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of Heaven, but My Father only.|
What we do know is that we are well into the 40th Jubilee since YAHUSHUA preached his Jubilee sermon in the 15th year of Tiberius (AD 28). We also know that the 'time will be cut short.' Moreover we know that when one or another of those Time Prophecies is about to begin, the Almighty will signal the day, the season or the year with signs in the sun, moon and stars.
How does Israel reckon a Jubilee?
The nation of Israel also reckons a Jubilee to be the 50th year; and that there are two Jubilees per century. But Israel considers that Jubilee years occur in the 15th and 65th year of every century. Jubilee years, according to their reckoning, began in the autumn of 1815, 1865, 1915, 1965 etc.
We agree with Israel that Jubilee cycles are 50 years in length and that two Jubilees equal 100 years. But we have reservations about the Jubilee years being the 15th and 65th year of each century. Much rather would we go by the Savior's Jubilee sermon in AD 28 and say that the 28th and 78th year of each century are Jubilee years.
NOTE: In 1998 Israel celebrated a civil Jubilee to commemorate the 50 year-old State; which was officially proclaimed a State on Friday 14th May 1948. Do not confuse this civil Jubilee with the sacred Jubilee mentioned in Scripture.
All YaHuWaH 's agricultural laws have spiritual applications. In other words, laws concerning animals and crops also concern us humans who are as 'sheep in the Almighty's flock' and 'plants in His garden.' Few believers realize that the last day, commandment-keeping church is in fact the 'spiritual Jubilee crop' to which Leviticus 25 is pointing. A Jubilee crop according to that chapter is:
YaHuWaH gave the Jubilee illustration or model to teach mankind a mighty spiritual lesson about His last-day church, the real Jubilee crop! If you carefully read Leviticus 25:18-24 you will see how that the spiritual Jubilee crop (the end-time church) would, with divine assistance alone, produce spiritual fruit for YaHuWaH 's honor and glory. So I repeat:
Commandment-keeping believers of the last-days are the real Jubilee crop! With YaHuWaH 's help we are about to proclaim the Truth that will bear the everlasting fruit of righteousness for His glory.
Publishing truth-filled literature is an initial step towards learning and reproducing Truth. Very shortly, however, the Holy Spirit, unaided by popular material or mechanical resources such as money, printing/copying equipment, TV, radio, the Internet etc., will multiply the spiritual harvest the Jubilee crop represents.
The final work of proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel to Earth's billions will be done in the last days by preachers who will themselves comprise the Jubilee crop! Like the agricultural Sabbatical and Jubilee crops of Leviticus 25 we will fulfill YaHuWaH 's plan and finish His work on time - aided by His Spirit alone! Without the help of money, television, radio, video/cassette tapes, the printing press or the Internet, the Everlasting Gospel will be 'preached' to all the world just as it was in the days of the Apostles. That will be the real Jubilee Crop. We will literally 'preach' the Everlasting Gospel like it has never been preached in earth's entire history; and the work will be finished - on time!