Bible Believers' Newsletter 411
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate your fellowship.
Modern events are made clear by prophecy, and current events are certainly manifesting the Word God spoke thousands of years ago by fuzzy-faced sages covered in dust whose united voice now calls to the leaders and learned elders of Zion, "Let My people go that they may serve Me in the wilderness" (Revelation 11:1-2,8; 12:14)! Sin is heaped up on the US West Coast as once it accumulated in Jerusalem's temple. The day Los Angeles and Hollywood sink there will be another cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary, fifty days before our ascension as there was between Calvary and Christ's ascension. Satan and his angels will be cast out from heavenly places and God will turn back to Israel. From that point there will never be another Gentile reborn: most of those who call themselves Jews are not, but are liars, and lost (Revelation 2:9; 3:9), having squandered their day of redemption in errant conceit. God will only be dealing with an election of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and only in the Land of the CovenantEdomites are not descendants of Jacob.
Our ministry is not to Israelites. God has ordained two Hebrew prophets in the Land of Israel with that responsibility. My ministry is to seek the Bride of Christ and preach them into the "rapture." If you are a Jew reading this Newsletter, you are almost certainly not an Israelite. This may be your last opportunity to make a reality check, redress your misguided racialist supremacist ideas, and receive your Messiah. If you are the elect of God, you will. But as the Israelite prophet Paul said, "If any man still disagrees, we will leave him in his ignorance" (I Corinthians 14:38).
This week we Space Cadets continue our study of Israel, God's timepiece for the countdown to dispensation's end, the manifestation of the Sons of God, resurrection and lift off to the celestial Wedding Supper.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
US Attack on Iran: The Perfect Storm for Wider Nuclear Conflict
January 2, 2006 Intelligence and military sources in the United States and abroad are reporting on various factors that indicate a US military hit on Iranian nuclear and military installations, that may involve tactical nuclear weapons, is in the final stages of preparation.
Within the US military and across the globe, there is heightened tension about the intentions of the neocon Bush administration and its allies in Israel. Full story: waynemadsenreport
Comment: Should the "Great Satan" attack Iran in the next few months we may anticipate a spectacular April 18 (Nisan 14) with an earthquake sinking Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 3-400 mile chunk of earth beneath the Pacific, cleaving the mount of Olives and demolishing the Dome of the Rock on the other side of the world. This initiation of Daniel's Seventieth Week and "hot" phase of World War III would be followed in June by Russia's successful attack and invasion of mainland USA. We shall see.
January 5, 2006 If repeatedly dosing people with small amounts of raw petrochemicals and the world's most toxic pesticide would eventually ruin their immune system and make them less resistant to airborne disease (which are in fact some of the known consequences of exposure), the objective of the chemtrail program was to make people more susceptible to airborne diseases, and less capable of surviving them. . . When it is over we can all wonder why the mortality rate in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and most of Europe was so much higher than one would expect of countries with well developed medical systems. And so much lower in those countries where people are in good health but were free of chemtrails.
Considering that the main event is now relatively imminent, I don't think there's much risk in going on the record today to predict that chemtrails will end soon . . . Full story: rense.com
DU and Nuclear Fallout
The radiation fallout map from "Under The Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing" illustrates the effects of 1,200 nuclear weapons tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site. The US Government admitted in November, 2002, that everyone living in the United States between 1958 and 1963 was exposed to fallout from nuclear weapons testing. The United States has an epidemic of radiation related diseases . . .
The long-term effects from over a decade of DU exposure are emerging in southern Iraq. They are devastating. However, the increased amount of radioactive material used in Afghanistan (3 times greater than in Iraq in 1991), and Iraq in 2003 (6-10 times greater than 1991) will travel throughout a larger area . . . Countries within a thousand miles of Iraq will be affected . . . The amount of DU used in Iraq in 2003 is equivalent in atomicity to nearly 250,000 Nagasaki bombs.
Full story: mindfully.org life.com
Jesus Christ, Outlaw
To marry the two ideologies [like Judaism and Christianity] is ludicrous, inasmuch as Judaism seeks the outright eradication of Christianity and the subjugation of all other races to the Jewish agenda. Think not? The Jews' own Talmud, at Sohar (II 64b), demands that the "Christian birth rate must be diminished materially," while Schabbath (116a) commands that "the books of Christians are to be burned." Soferim 15, Rule 10 demands that "even the best of the Goyim (Christians) should be killed."
Jews don't want you to know this, but their Talmudic book, Hilkoth Melakhim, says that Christians sin by worshiping Jesus, while Hilkoth Maakhaloth boldly states that "Christians are idolaters." Why don't you ever hear about things like this? Consider the following, from the Talmud's Szaaloth-Utszabot, The Book of Jore Dia 17: "A Jew should and must make a false oath when the goyim asks if our books contain anything against them." Full story: conspiracypenpal.com
A Friend Loves at all Times
A man was walking with his dog enjoying the scenery when it occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered his cruel death, and that the dog had died centuries before him, and wondered where the road was leading. After a while, they came to a high white wall of fine marble, with a grand mother-of-pearl arch resplendent in the sunlight. The street within its magnificent gates looked like pure gold and he could see someone at a desk. When they were close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"
"This is Heaven, sir," answered the man.
"Praise God!" exclaimed the man, "Would you happen to have some water?"
"Of course, sir. Come right in. I'll have some ice water brought right up." He beckoned as the gate began to open.
"Can my friend come in, too?" asked the traveler, gesturing toward his dog.
"I'm sorry, sir, no dogs allowed."
The man thought for a moment then turned back toward the road and continued leading his dog the way he had been going.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence, and as he approached the gate, he saw a man inside leaning against a tree reading a Book.
"Excuse me!" he called. "Do you have any water?"
"Sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."
"How about my friend here?" (The traveler gestured to the dog).
"There should be a bowl by the pump."
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself. When they were satisfied, he and the dog walked back to the man standing by the tree. "What do you call this place?"
"This is Heaven," was the reply.
"Well, that's confusing," said the traveler. "The man down the road said his place was Heaven."
"Oh, you mean the palace with the gold street and pearly gates? That's hell!"
"Doesn't it make you mad that they use your Name like that?"
"No, we're happy they sift out folk who would leave their old friends behind" (Isaiah 49).
Under Messiah Israel shall be delivered from Satan.
Isaiah 34 and 35 form a single prophecy. The former part announces God's judgment against Israel's enemies, represented by Edom, her impersonator (Malachi 1:2-5); the second part portrays the flourishing state of the nation consequent on those judgments when the kingdom is restored. This forms the termination of the prophecies of the first part of Isaiah's Book and is a summary of what went before, setting forth the one main truth, Israel shall be delivered from all its foes, and happier times shall succeed in the Millennium under Messiah.
The judgment of God will begin in heaven and continue on earth Isaiah 34:4-5; Revelation 12:7-9. Messiah will not leave His old friends behind (Zechariah 13:6; John 15:13).
Jubilee Part III
"If you want to see what day of the month it is, look on the calendar. If you want to see what day in the season it is of the Coming of the Lord, watch where Israel's sitting. That's God's timepiece. There she is, sitting in her Homeland" (William Branham, Mark of the Beast, #61-0217). Israel's religious calendar follows an unchanging pattern of seasons and times of meeting with God who keeps all of His appointments and has promised He will return to communion with His servant nation seven years before the Millennium. It behooves us therefore to watch "God's timepiece," a true reading of which will fine-tune our faith and assist us to be prepared for the hour of our departure.
Isaiah 11:10-16 declares the permanent return of Israel to the Promised Land and relates this to the 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man to Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week. These verses are in parenthesis and should be read between verses 1-5 and 6-9. Verse 10 states plainly that we Gentiles will receive Messiah before Israel and that the promised return and gathering of that nation out of all lands will only take place afterwards.
Isaiah 11:10-12, "In that day the root of Jesse (and Heir of David's Royal grant, our Lord Jesus Christ), shall stand as an ensign of His Spiritual kinfolk: Him shall the Gentiles seek, and the Place of His rest shall be glorious."
The Place of Messiah's rest is where He reveals the fullness of His might and glory: it is "His Body, the Church, filled with Himself, the Author and Giver of all things everywhere" (Ephesians 1:23). Oh, we're watching for the coming of that glad Millennial day when our Lord to earth will come and catch His waiting Bride away . . . the whole creation is in birth pains, waiting for the manifestation of the "third pull" in Sons of God.
"In that day the Lord will extend His hand yet a second time to recover the remnant which is left of His natural kinsmen, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Ethiopia, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the Mediterranean sea. He will raise up an ensign to those nations, not for the Gentiles but as a rallying point for the outcast Israelites, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." This signal will be of no interest to any Gentiles, whose elect has already been gathered into the Body of Christ in the previous verse. This sign and revelation will be meant exclusively for the Israelites.
In this final regathering the historic rivalry between Ephraim and Judah shall cease, for no Israelite knows his tribal descent, and united they will conquer and subjugate all of their enemies of the past, and the Lord shall overcome any obstruction to their return as once He divided the Red Sea. This has happened, albeit in the presence of a mixed multitude whose wickedness God works toward the blessing of His elect (Romans 8:28-33).
Israel's "remnant" will not include this mixed multitude of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews or even Israelites of the flesh who imagine salvation and eternal Life are guaranteed through their conception in sin since they are the blood descendants of Abraham. John the Baptist long ago rebuked such hubris when he cried, "You seed of the Serpent! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear the fruits of repentance. Don't you begin to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I tell you, God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees (or spiritual principles): every tree therefore that does not bear forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire" (Luke 3:7-9). From this we see that "not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel . . . for it is not children of the flesh that are the children of God, but the children of Promise are recognized as descendants" (Romans 9:6).
Not all who remain after the great judgments will belong to the "remnant," but only an election that bear the genuine fruits of repentance. Paul confirms this in Romans 11:4-28 where he states that "all Israel shall be saved" then limits the "all" to an "election." This elect remnant is 144,000 blood Israelites as in the days of Elijah (Revelation 7:1-8; I Kings 19:18).
We observe how the State of Israel has been restored in unbelief, for the Lord describes present-day Jerusalem as "Sodom and Egypt spiritually speaking:" (Revelation 11:1-2, 8). So it is not the fleshly descent from Abraham that is the criterion of belonging to the remnant, but the return of individuals of Abraham's seed to God Almighty. Abraham's seed is born of faith in the promised Word for their hour, not by sex.
Jews boast that their dispersion has made them wealthy and enabled them to take dominion over Israel as their father Isaac prophesied (Genesis 27:39-40). But the Israelite knows his dispersion is a reproach and chastisement from the Lord, outside the Promised Land the covenant is not in effect, and he cannot observe his sabbath day, for his one provided place of rest is in Palestine.
The first exile was in Egypt whence the Lord wonderfully redeemed Israel with a "strong hand." The second exile began with Israel's captivity and dispersion in 721BC. This would be followed by the Servitude, Captivity and Desolations of Judah and Jerusalem, beginning in 606BC and continuing until recent times because they rebelled against the Lord in refusing to return from Babylon. This second dispersion had been prophesied in 758BC (Isaiah 6).
Israel did not receive the Lord when He came to His own (John 1:11): I was "found of them who sought Me not, I was made manifest to Gentiles who asked not after Me. But to Israel God said, All day long I have stretched forth My hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people" (Isaiah 65:1-2 LXX; Romans 10:20). Thus Israel would be broken up and scattered into all lands by Titus, the Roman "prince who shall come and destroy the city and the temple" (Daniel 9:26).
The Lord has purchased Israel at great cost, therefore this headstrong nation is His personal property: His servant bound to learn obedience by the rod (Exodus 15:16).
Speaking of the ensign God would raise up as a signal for the outcast Israelites, Brother Branham said, "For twenty-five hundred years the Jews have been scattered to every nation under heaven. As God hardened Pharaoh's heart, bringing them back, He hardened Hitler's heart, Mussolini's heart, and so forth, till He's drove them back to Palestine. Coming back they have made them a nation again, and on May the sixth, 1947, the Jewish flag was raised over Israel for the first time for twenty-five hundred years. The oldest flag in the world was raised for the first time in twenty-five hundred years. And He said in the last days He'd raise up a ensign over Jerusalem, showing that the time is at hand" (The Beginning and Ending of the Gentile Dispensation, p. 10:89; Isaiah 11:10-12; Matthew 24:32-34).
2,520 years of Worldwide Dispersion
Israel has experienced three major dispersions. The first was their sojourn and eventual bondage in Egypt; the second was the Servitude and Captivity in Babylon, and third was an extension of the second by 2,520 years of worldwide dispersal as punishment for refusing to return at the conclusion of the Babylonian Servitude and Captivity. Thus for a further 2,520 years her flag did not fly above an independent nation. Moses, Daniel, Ezekiel and Brother Branham each foretold the number of years the Hebrews would be stateless and scattered among the Gentiles or nations. Brother Branham said, those Israelites who refuse to return from their comfort among the Gentiles in this day will be trapped, forfeiting their redemption.
Daniel 9:24-27 has a period of 490 years divided into three parts: 7 weeks of years 62 weeks of years 1 week of years Ezekiel 3:24 4:8 has a period of 430 years divided into two parts: 390 days of prophetic years 40 days of prophetic years
Jeremiah's 70 years was an exact period of time. At the end of the Servitude and Captivity in Babylon, Palestine again became an Israelite Homeland. And all who so desired could return.
The prophesied Servitude of seventy years was literally fulfilled by their return as recorded by Ezra and Nehemiah, following the Decree of King Cyrus, fulfilling the Divine promise of Jeremiah 29:10 in accordance with which the fullest liberty was granted to the exiles to return to Palestine (Ezra 1, 2). But until the era of the Desolations had run its course, not one stone was to be set on another on Mount Moriah. This is the key to explaining the seemingly inexplicable fact that the firman to build the temple, granted to eager agents by Cyrus in the zenith of his power, remained in abeyance until his death. Thus a few renegade Samaritans were able to thwart the execution of "the law of the Medes and Persians, which changeth not".
When the years of the Desolations were expired, a prophecy was given by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah for the building of the sanctuary at Jerusalem (Ezra 5:1-2, 5; 6:14). In obedience to that Divine command, and without waiting for permission from the capital, the Hebrews returned to the work in which they had so long been hindered.
But the return from the Babylonian captivity was only partial. The vast majority of Israelites remained in Babylon whose culture and religion were repugnant to Yahweh Torah over which they were imposed in the form of the Talmud and Pharisaism, and Babylon, not Jerusalem, continued to be the centre of Jewish religious scholarship until about AD1200. However, God had revealed to Moses that the punishments handed out to Israel for sin would be multiplied by seven if the people did not repent of their disobedience:
Leviticus 26:25-28, "I will bring a sword upon you that will avenge the breaking of My covenant. When you have gathered in your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be delivered into the hand of your enemy. When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and return your loaves weighed out; and you shall eat but not be satisfied. If in spite of this you will not hearken to Me but continue in hostile opposition, then I will be hostile toward you, and punish you sevenfold for your sins".
Thus, after the 70 years, Palestine did not become independentit was always a captive nation. Israel never again had a reigning king and Palestine was in succession dominated by Persia, Greece, Syria and Rome. Finally, they were scattered once more among all nations where they have remained until this day, repeating since 1948 the disobedient behavior of the exiles who did not return from Babylon after 536BC.
At midnight on May 14, 1948, Britain's UN mandate expired. Israel became an independent nation, and worldwide dispersion was over for Israelites who were obedient to the Lord, for outside the Promised Land the Mosaic Covenant is of no effect. For the first time in history a nation that had ceased to exist was restored under its name and her medieval flag was flown over a sovereign land. But Jerusalem was a partitioned city.
Whenever the Israelites have been outside their land, times have been set for their return. In 536BC a small minority returned to Palestine, and history follows their descendants who were in the land at the time of the advent and rejection of Jesus the Messiah. But there is the other dispersion which has existed since the fall of Jerusalem in 586BC.
So there are two lines of history, and two lines of prophecy. One concerns the Hebrews who returned to Palestine in 536BC. The other concerns those Jews that were scattered among the nations and later joined by those from Palestine, and are yet to return to their Land.
Daniel's prophecy follows the Jews who returned from Babylon, rebuilt Jerusalem and its walls, and rejected their Messiah.
Ezekiel's prophecy concerns those who did not return. It was stated in such a way as would not influence its fulfillment nor point to the time of the Resurrection. The time element was somewhat veiled because the return of the Jews is associated so closely in time with the First Resurrection.
Ezekiel's Dramatized Prophecy
Ezekiel was a priest whose commission was probably in 593BC after he had lived among the captives in Babylon for six years (Ezekiel 1:1-2; 33:21). His mute prophecy takes the number of years of eventual dispersion and mimes a prophetic pantomime (Ezekiel 3:24-4:8).
God sealed his lips so he could not reprove Israel, and then instructed His prophet to inscribe a picture or map of Jerusalem on a clay tile and bring against it an irresistible siege, indicated by the iron griddle. (Normally griddles were made of ceramic ware). By glaring at the city he expresses God's Own anger, and in his siege activities he represents Nebuchadnezzar as Jehovah's servant. This mock siege is a sign for "the house of Israel," Ezekiel's companions in Babylon. "Israel" almost always refers to the entire people, and in Ezekiel 2:3 connotes both the people back in Jerusalem as well as the exiles among whom he lived (Ezekiel 3:11).
For 390 days Ezekiel lay on his left side, bearing the iniquity of the House of Israel, a day for a year. He next lay on his right side for 40 days to bear the iniquity of the House of Judah. The 390 years of Israel's sin is reckoned from the day Israel rebelled with Jeroboam against Rehoboam (977BC) and received a covenant of blessing by the prophet Ahijah, to the day they were led away captive (I Kings 11:29-39) and signifies not only the years of apostasy but also the 390 days of the siege of Jerusalem. The 40 years of Judah's sin refers to that part of Manasseh's fifty-five year's reign in which he had not repented, and which, we are expressly told, was the cause of God's removal of Judah, notwithstanding king Josiah's reformation (II Kings 21:10-16; II Kings 23:26-27).
The symbolic action in Ezekiel 4:12-15 changes the setting from the siege of verses 9-11, where an anxious and desolate people were portrayed as eating food of limited weight and drink of limited measure, to life in exile. A Divine command calls upon Ezekiel to bake publicly a barley cake, the food of the poor, on fuel consisting of human dung to signify that the Israelites will have to eat their bread unclean among the nations. Since foreign lands were unclean in themselves, all consumption of food in exile would take place in a condition of uncleanliness (Amos 7:17).
These years began with the siege of Jerusalem in 589BC (Ezekiel 4:16-17). The purpose of the prophecy is to show how long the Israelites will be scattered among the nations one year for each day of Ezekiel's pantomime: 390 + 40 = 430 years.
But the iniquity and dispersion of Israel and Judah did not end in 390 years, or in 40 more years. In fact, these figures from Ezekiel do not point to any experience in the dispersion of the Tribes. Therefore, some other factors or conditions must be applied. Those conditions are found in Leviticus 26:18.
Two periods of punishment are evident. But the length of time of the first punishment is not given in Leviticus, it is given in Jeremiah 29:10 and Daniel 9:2 The Lord said, that if after the first period His people do not leave their sins and turn to God, the balance of the punishment will be multiplied by seven.
Ezekiel in pantomime laid siege to Jerusalem for a total of 430 days, indicating 430 years were determined against Jerusalem for the combined punishment of the twelve tribes. They were punished in Babylon 70 years. 430 70 = 360 years.
According to Leviticus 26:18, God revealed to Moses, the penalty for refusing His correction was a sevenfold further punishment. 360 x 7 = 2,520 years. The number of years of world-wide dispersion from Jerusalem is therefore 2,520 years from the time of their restoration following the Desolation.
Nebuchadnezzar began the Captivity in about 606BC. He began the invasion of Jerusalem on Tebeth 10, (December 15), 589BC (Ezekiel 24:1-2). The city was taken on the 9th Tammuz, 587 (and burnt on 7th Ab in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, and the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar II Kings 25:2-3, 8-9), called "the twelfth year of our captivity" in Ezekiel 33:21, the news having reached the exiles on 5th Tebeth 586, the year in which the last group of captives were transported to Babylon. The return also took about twenty years.
We are expressly told the period of Desolations was fixed at 70 years because of Israel's neglect of the Sabbath years (II Chronicles 36:21; Leviticus 26:34-35). This explains the fact that a few stubborn Samaritans were allowed to thwart the execution of the work expressly ordered by the edict of Cyrus.
Until the era of the Desolations had run its course, the Divine judgment which rested on the land vetoed rebuilding the sacred Temple. The era ended and the first return commenced 70 years from the invasion, bringing us to Chisleu 24, 520BC in the second year of Darius Hystaspes of Persia: November 21, 520BC (Ezra 4:24; 5:1-2; Haggai 2:10,15-19; Zechariah 1:12).
An interval of seventeen years lapsed between the epoch of the servitude and that of the desolations so the second period extended beyond the first by seventeen years. Seventeen, the seventh prime or indivisible number, is the number of perfection of spiritual order which is why it was so often associated with the ministry of Brother Branham.
Desolations of Jerusalem
Israel lost its independence in 606BC but Jerusalem and its temple were unscathed. The city and Temple were destroyed in 586BC, God's punishment for resisting the "Servitude of the Nation" which began in 606BC with the first siege of Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 27:6,8,11; 29:10; 38:17-21; Daniel 9:2).
Ezekiel 4:1-7 applies to the "Servitude of the Nation to Babylon" but also to the "Desolations of Jerusalem." In calculating these eras, we find ourselves at the end of the enforced dispersion of Daniel's "people" with Israel's restoration to statehood in 1948. Henceforth, those Israelites who do not return to the Homeland will be reprobates who have refused to obey the commands of God and rejected any claim to the Old Covenant. With the return of Daniel's "holy city" to Israel sovereignty the scene is set for God to meet with them in what is, as far as they are aware, God's only provided place of worship (Deuteronomy 16:1-6). For the Promised Land and the City of Jerusalem must both be under Israelite occupation before God can "set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people" and fulfill Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 11:11; Zechariah 13:7c; Revelation 6:12 7:8).
430 years 70 years = 360 years x 7 = 2,520 prophetic years x 360 days = 907,200 days. Let us calculate back from May 14, 1948 using the 25,200 day (70 years) and the 907,200 days (2,520 years):
Restoration of Israel's Statehood
Julian day number: 2432686
Gregorian calendar: 14 May AD1948
Jewish calendar: 5 Iyyar 5708
907,200 days (Ezekiel 4:3-6; Leviticus 26:18)
Julian day number: 1525486
Gregorian calendar: 15 July 0537BC
Jewish calendar: 16 Av 3224
25,200 days (Jeremiah 25:11)
Julian day number: 1500286
Gregorian calendar: 17 July 0606BC
Jewish calendar: 5 Av 3155
Everything has been in transition from West to East since 1948. For all prophecy, including Daniel's Seventieth Week, must be fulfilled before the generation that saw Israel restored can pass away (Luke 21:32). Luke was a Greek Gentile (Colossians 4:10-14). This is inferred from the fact he is at pains to explain Jewish customs, sometimes substitutes Greek names for Hebrew, and that he addressed his gospel especially to the Gentiles. The day of the revealing of the Son of man is mentioned only in Luke (17:28-30).
Restoration of Israelite Sovereignty over Jerusalem
Julian day number: 2439649
Gregorian calendar: 7 June 1967AD
Jewish calendar: 29 Iyyar 5727
907,200 days (Ezekiel 4:1-7; Leviticus 26:18)
Julian day number: 1532449
Gregorian calendar: 8 August 0517BC
Jewish calendar: 9 Elul 3243
25,200 days (Daniel 9:24)
Julian day number: 1507249
Gregorian calendar: 10 August 0586BC
Jewish calendar: 28 Av 3174
(Solomon's temple was destroyed on 9-10 Av 3174 23-24 July 0586BC (Jeremiah 52:12-13). The rest of the city may have fallen some weeks later).
This approximates the date of the Six-Days or Yom Kippur War (5-10 June, 1967), fulfilling 2,520 years from the first return seventy years after the fall of Jerusalem in 587BC. Following this victory, Israel has controlled Jerusalem as an autonomous sovereign nation for the first time since Nebuchadnezzar conquered the city and burned the Temple. When Defense minister Moshe Dayan paid his first visit to the Old City of Jerusalem on June 7, he said, "We have unified Jerusalem, the divided capital of Israel. We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to depart from it again." On June 27 the minister of the interior, under a law passed by the Knesset the day before, issued an order extending the limits of Jerusalem and jurisdiction of Israeli law to the eastern part of the city. At noon the next day, all barriers were removed. Now Israel is rapidly becoming what Ezekiel called it, "the center of the earth" (Ezekiel 5:5; 38:12).
We may not have calculated precise days or dates but we have achieved a close reckoning and know that all 2,520 years have expired. If you would like to "prove all things," this Julian, Hebrew, and Gregorian calendar converter, and this calendar converter which also computes the years from Adam will be of great assistance.
The product of the four numbers of perfection is 2,520
3 is the number of Divine perfection.
7 is the number of Spiritual perfection.
10 is the number of Ordinal perfection.
12 is the number of Governmental perfection.
2,520 is the number of chronological perfection.
3 x 7 x 10 x 12 = 2,520. This is the least common multiple of the ten digits governing all numeration, and can therefore be divided by each of the ten digits without a remainder. Because the consummation of man's history will occur within the generation which saw Israel restored to the Promised Land, the prophecy of the 2,520 years concerns both natural and Spiritual Israel.
How close are We to the Hour of Our Pentecostal Jubilee?
The partial fulfilment in our lifetime of the following prophecies among many others spoken millennia ago cannot be disputed. But it is equally clear that these prophecies apply only to the return and restoration of blood Israelites and not to their replacement by Jews unrelated to the people, land or covenants of Israel. Furthermore, these prophecies are conditional to the repentance and conversion of the elect Israelites, which will take place after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Following their conversion the false church and their associates, the self-styled Jews, will martyr these saints of God (Daniel 12:1; Revelation 7:11; 12:17; 13:15-18; 14:12).
Deuteronomy 30:1-6 prophesied 3,457 years ago, "When Israel has experienced all these things, the blessings and the curses I have listed, and you meditate upon them among all the Gentiles where the Lord your God shall have driven you, and you return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey His Voice in all that I command you this day, with all your heart and with all your soul, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where He scattered you. Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will fetch you back to the land which your fathers possessed that you may possess it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers".
Amos 9:14-15 prophesied 2,793 years ago, "I will bring back My exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink the wine; they will make gardens and eat the fruit. I will plant them upon their land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God".
Jeremiah 16:14-15 prophesied 2,607 years ago, "Take notice, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when it shall no longer be said, As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of Egypt, but as the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of the north country and out of all the countries where He had driven them. For I will bring them back to their own land which I gave to their forefathers".
Luke 21:29-33 prophesied about 1,973 years ago, "Behold the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees (Goy nations); as soon as they put forth leaves (or begin their national revivals as they all did following the independence granted to most former colonies after World War II), you know and do not need to be told that summer (and the harvest of mature fruit or elect of all nations) is at hand. Likewise when you notice these things taking place, be assured that the kingdom of God (on earththe Millennium) is near. I assure you, this generation shall not pass away, till all of the foregoing prophecies have been fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away and be renewed: but My Words shall not change".
Romans 11:15 prophesied perhaps 1,940 years ago, "If Israel's rejection of Messiah meant the reconciliation of the Gentile world to God, what must their acceptance of Jesus Christ mean but Life from the dead"!
Brother Branham prophesied in 1935, 71 years ago, the year his first son was born, that an earthquake will sink Los Angeles. In 1965, he told his son, "I may not be here, but you won't be an old man until sharks will swim right where we are standing" (Pearry Green, The Acts of the Prophet, p. 119). Brother Billy Paul fulfilled his lifespan on September 13, 2005. Before he becomes "an old man," Los Angeles will slide beneath the Pacific. nl411.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.