Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Jonah (& Daniel Code – Part 3

…Afterthoughts

One last remark about the ‘missing Jubilee’ in the seventy weeks (sevens) prophecy.

I wrote how the seventy weeks in the first layer consisted of the substructure 7 – 62 – 1.
If you bring to mind how we are supposed to start counting sevens (weeks) after the morrow after the Shabbat right up to the last seventh Shabbat in the seventh week, the day after which the joyful Feast of Shavuot is celebrated.

As you can see in the substructure, where is the Shavuot after the first seven weeks? Instead of Shavuot history proceeds with the 62 weeks which lead up to the coming of the Anointed One, and the ‘1’ week at the end is broken off and reserved for a later date in history for its fulfillment.
This ‘1’ is the ‘missing’, or better, ‘reserved’ Shavuot.

Before this ‘1’ can be fulfilled a new grain offering of the harvest must be possible, and before there is new grain the sower has to go out and sow the seed.
This is why, in the first layer of the prophecy, AFTER the 62 weeks we do not get the reserved ‘1’ week, but we FIRST are launched into the second layer of the prophecy which is about the coming of the Sower, Yahshua.

Yahshua’s ministry of 70 weeks consists of bringing the restoration, which is the ‘new seed’, which He will sow.
As you will recall, this 70 weeks ministry includes Yahshua’s return back home after 40 days, and the baptism with the Ruach HaKodesh on day 50, and just as these events completed one half, the other half of Yahshua’s return and the pouring out of the Ruach HaKodesh remains yet to be fulfilled.

In other words, the complete fulfillment of day 50, the day of Shavuot, is reserved here too for a later date, for the reason I have already outlined.
Something else we notice is that the counting of the seven weeks is not complete: Yahshua returns home after 40 days, 10 days short of day 50, 1.5 week.

The remarkable thing is that the 70 sevens prophecy refers to a last weeks which will be cut in half, thereby delineating two periods of half a week leading up to the fulfillment of the prophecy, just as the number ‘1.5’ can be interpreted in a poetical sense as an interrelation of the ‘1’ cut in two ‘0.5’.

In my previous posts I noted that the date of Israel’s birth fell on the last Shabbat of the seventh week leading up to Shavuot, and how, instead of this Shavuot, Israel received Satan’s reply to her birth: the threat of being annihilated through war and destruction.
Completely in line with the 70 weeks prophecy here TOO the Shavuot is covered and reserved again for a later date AT THE END, because, although Israel has been born, the harvest of Israel constituting the new grain offering, cannot yet be offered to YHWH.

So, from the exact point where the first layer of the 70 weeks prophecy ended we pick up at the birthday of Israel in 1948, which will lead up to the final Shavuot offering of the new grain, AFTER the harvest. From that date we start counting not seventy weeks, but seventy literal years, = 10 * 7.

Remember how Yahshua returned home after 40 days, and how the time span between these 40 days and day 50 of Shavuot is 10 days?
Well, the 70 weeks prophecy deals with ‘sevens’, and if we multiply the ‘7’ with ‘10’ we arrive at the same number which was determined as punishment for Judah during their Babylonian exile according to Jeremiah, 70 years.
Daniel received the 70 weeks prophecy from Gabriel in response to his request to understand the prophecy of Jeremiah.

There is another remarkable thing about the date of Israel's rebirth in 1948 after the sevent Shabbat of the seventh week: just as Israel was desolate and lying in rest for almost 2000 years, the rebirth occurred EXACTLY at the end of the fulness of the rest, the seventh Shabbat of the seventh week.

One more argument why we should count seventy years.
Today I was reading in Zechariah, and in chapter 1:7-14 we read the following:

“Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of YHWH unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
Then said I, O my master, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.


And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom YHWH hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

And they answered the angel of YHWH that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.
Then the angel of YHWH answered and said, O YHWH tsevaoth, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?
[=70 years]
And YHWH answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words.
So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith YHWH tsevaoth; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.”


In this passage we read about a 70 years determined upon the people of Judah.
These 70 years mentioned in this context do NOT just refer to the historical exile of Judah into Babylon, but if you read the entire chapter you will see that this vision pertains to both the Babylonian exile as well as the period in the latter days when Judah will return and those who cause the historical exile will be punished.

So, Zechariah is another argument to start counting 70 literal years.
And why start counting from the birth of Israel? Because if fits perfectly into the seventy weeks prophecy for the reasons previously outlined.
Notice that from the birth of Israel in 1948 (year one) we start counting 62 years, the exact point in the seventy weeks prophecy AFTER the seven weeks where the ‘reserved’ Shavuot has been ‘skipped’ and put at the end (7 – 62 – 1).
So, this third and final layer has a substructure of 62 – 7 (divided in 2) – 1.

After 62 we arrive at the last seven years, after which the final reserved Shavuot truly can begin because the harvest has taken place and the ‘new grain’ (renewed Israelites) can be offered to YHWH.

There is one more thing pointing at the structure of the ‘reserved Shavuot’, the Jubilee reserved for the end.
The Shavuot, as well as the Jubilee, commence after counting the seven Shabbats, the seven weeks. Shavuot starts week 8 as a new beginning.
There is one Feast in the Fall Feasts, the very last one, which has an 8th day, a day of rest and a new beginning, and this is the Feast of Sukkoth.
The 8th day is the very last day of the very last Feast of the Torah. This too fits in perfectly with the substructure of the 70 sevens prophecy.

One thing to bear in mind: the method of counting.
If we take 1948 as a starting point to count 70 years, and 1967 to count 50 years we seem to end up in two different years.
But you have to keep in mind that counting the sevens leading up to the Shavuot is a special way of counting as detailed in the Torah: you count from the Shabbat AFTER the offering of First Fruits on the morrow after the Shabbat during the week of Unleavened Bread, and not from the day of First Fruits.

So, if 1948 equals year one you arrive at 2017 as year 70.
If you start counting sevens from the recapture of Jerusalem, then in 1968 we have the first Shabbat after the ‘First Fruits’ (the recapture of Jerusalem).
This is how we arrive at the year 2017 in both cases, and the key we used for arriving at this year is found in the specification of the way to count in the case of the seven weeks leading up to Shavuot.

2010 is the pivotal year when it all starts.

Michael Rood uses a substructure of 62 – 7, with the ‘1’ being used as a transition buffer between the ‘62’ and the ‘7’ and the end of the ‘7’ and the complete fulfillment.
2010 will be year 63 since the birth of Israel, and Michael believes that since the Fall Feasts portray events concerning the return of Yahshua the beginning of the last week should commence in the seventh month, leaving in year 63 a small gap between where we started counting, Shavuot in the Spring Feasts, and Yom Teruah in the Fall Feasts.

Personally I think the last week does not necessarily have to begin with Yom Teruah, but then again, it might, taking the phrase ‘in the midst of the year’ into consideration.
How exactly it will unfold remains hidden at this point.
The thing which IS clear to me is the meaning of the substructure and the ‘reserved’ Jubilee (Shavuot) at the end.

...Added June 18

One more argument which points to the ‘reserved Shavuot’.

As I was reading the Bible book Revelation today, I read in chapter 1:9 the phrase "I John, your brother, who share with you in Yahshua the tribulation …” and I realized the mirror structure of time from the Shavuot right after Yahshua went back to heaven until the final week.

The Shavuot after Yahshua’s ascension was a day of great joy because the Ruach HaKodesh was poured out and the presence of YHWH was established in the hearts of them who believed. However, after the joy and fire of this occasion the persecution set in, and the believers in Yahshua experienced tribulation to the point where they were brutally murdered for their belief.
After the tribulation the initial fire was diminished by religion taking precedence over the real experience, and a long grey period set in of religious hegemony.

What we have seen in the 20th century is a reversal, a turning back.
We are getting closer to the timeframe of a tribulation, and this time one of unprecedented depths.
And as we are getting closer we see how the established religious institutes are becoming like old worn out sacks; more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with the religious plays enacted before them and seek ‘the real experience’.

Additionally, hostility towards Jews and believers in Yahshua is increasing rapidly while tolerance of those whose religion preaches hatred against the ‘people of the Book’, i.e., Jews and Christians, increases.

We can read in the Bible how during the final week the people of YHWH will do great and mighty acts, just as after the pouring out of the Ruach HaKodesh the believers did mighty and great acts.

And so we see a reversal of the situation during the first centuries, which will end in the exact spot where it began, only this time on a much greater scale and with greater intensity, since now the time of the fullness is accomplished.
This spot will be the final ‘reserved’ Shavuot, the Jubilee which will herald the Kingdom of Yahshua, the Jubilee which will not end.

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