RE: Here comes some speculative drivel on the End of Days. Well maybe its not all speculative or drivel. Here is what I have been pondering for a few years and have found some other resources and scholars Jewish and Christian who have concepts that coalesce in the general vicinity that I do. They of course have differing view of varying degree’s however we have some very similar dates, times, logic and reasoning, some of the scholars are found in the Talmud, other in the Kabalistic tradition, others Messianic and Evangelical. There is a broad spectrum of people whose idea’s are coalescing around the same general time frame.
To mention the title of this article or at least define it. A Yovel means what we know as “Jubilee” in Hebrew, by A Yodel I’m playfully referring to the “Shout of an Archangel” that will accompany the “Trumpet of Elohim” that blasts when Mashiach ben’David descends to Resurrect the Dead and thus usher in the fulfillment of the Messianic Age. The nearness of the Apocalypse or the battle that happens in the valley near Har’megiddo is drawing nigh. It is nearer than when we first believed. This is the subject of this article. It is part one of a two or three part series. Its growing a bit daily.
We are admonished to know the “times and seasons” and to be ready at all times. This is a simple guide to know the significance of the time and seasons that we are currently in. To “fear G-d and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” How we shall now live is more important than what season we are in. However we are to live ready and aware at all times.
I propose this framework for understanding the times and seasons we are in. These seven points create a fixed understanding of history and the times we are in. The key points we must understand for our times and seasons are:
- Moedim (The Fixed-Times and Seasons),
- The Cycles of Shmitta-Yovel (or Jubilee) Cycle,
- The Creation of Adam Ha’Rishon (Rosh Hashanah of 4004 BCE),
- The 7,000 Year Blueprint History,
- The Birth of Yeshua (Sukkot of 5 BCE, on the 49th Shmitta),
- Then The Beginning of His Ministry (Yom Kippur of 25 CE), and
- The Death and Resurrection of Yeshua (Passover of 32 CE)
We must understand what the dates hold as for significance for us. I can not say what will happen I will not speculate beyond what I can gather through study and prayer. But I can say we are in exciting times and that something significant will happen and I pray it has to do with the ushering in the Return of Mashiach. As many of your may know I have an aversion against end-time prophets, they most commonly are wrong when they set dates. I am not seeking to set dates in stone for the end times however there are significant historical events, the creation of the first Adam, the birth and then ministry and death of Yeshua, as well as the cycles of Jubilee that are apart of Adonai’s fixed times that I believe something will happen soon. What it is I do not know and I will not guess beyond what I feel compelled to share. We are to know His times and seasons. We may not know the day or the hour but the time and seasons are drawing near.
The Rebirth of the Nation of Israel has happened, the Ingathering of the Exiles of Israel is happening, the preparations for the Rebuilding of the Temple are in place, and the echo’s of the stages of preparation for the coming of Mashiach are upon us, we may just see a move of the Spirit and Elijah or someone in the spirit of the Elijah come to prepare the way of Adonai. The salvation of the Nation of Israel is coming near, the appointed time is near. These dates are not fixed dates but this is speculation based on the most common scholarly and popular dating as of today, we may find new information in the coming years as knowledge increases and the ancient foundations are rebuilt. This is my speculation.
Keep in mind our modern calendars is off by some 3-7 years, as well as the fact that their may be a discrepancy in the Jewish Calendar between when the Talmud says the return from galut in Babylon began and the actual date of the return from exile is between 163 and 165 year difference. So these numbers maybe completely irrelevant, as any other numbers in the end.
I do believe that the 4,000 years from the creation of Adam to the year that Yeshua was a baby are accurate according to the calculations based on the genealogies and the corresponding math. I feel confident in that math. This doesn’t mean they are infallible this is men trying to do the math based on the age the patriarchs were born, when they died, and in what year of someone else’s life they died. I am certain the the dates in the bible and their numbers they calculations are accurate. The genealogy of Yeshua is pointing to the fulfillment of the Yovel (Jubilee) cycles in the generations of Mashiach.
Now as to the calendar of the Talmud and its discrepancies that is another topic that skews the math between the biblical text and our modern calendar. So between the genealogies from Adam to Yeshua, it seems that it was most likely 4,000 in the span of time. This doesn’t factor in calendar discrepancies compared to our modern calendars so how that relates to our current calendar is unknowable at this specific time.
Just looking at the text of the bible without trying to reconciling the dating with our modern calendar it appears that from Adam to Yeshua was 80 Cycles of Jubilee (or 4,000 years), and from Adam to Avraham was 40 cycles of Jubilee. How this math works out when inputted into to the Gregorian, Ancient Hebrew, Talmudic and modern Calendars I do not know, that I will not speculate on. I do not have sufficient info to speak on that at this time. However I feel good about the cycles of Jubilee and the calling of the patriarchs and the genealogy of Yeshua. The Genealogy of Yeshua does reveal that the years of Jubilee determined when certain prophets, kings and sages of Israel were born or began ministering unto Adonai and Israel.
It appears that the call of Avraham was in the 40th Yovel from creation, thus the birth (or beginning) of a new people, the Jewish people, yet to be given that name but nonetheless the birth of the people who feared Adonai. Then we have the birth of Mashiach connected to the year of the 80th Yovel. If our calendar was correct 1995 might have been the 120th Yovel. However, this is not the case giving our calendar discrepancies from the 3-7 year variance and the 163-165 year difference in the Talmudic calendar.
There are sages who are saying that 2017 is going to be the 120th Yovel, or at least there is speculation that it maybe. How they know this for certain I do not know. Between the period or time that Israel was in captivity in Babylon, and their return they never kept the Yovel, so to say that we know for certain the Talmud’s recollection of the Yovels is accurate would be a stretch, it may or may not be accurate. But who can attest to its truth? However the closeness in proximity to the 2,000 year anniversary of Yeshua’s ministry, then death and resurrection make these times very fortuitous. Whatever will be will be. Adonai is the one who knows the day and the hour. We should be alert to the times and season.
I would say thou that there is solid natural, historical and spiritual evidence that 1817, 1867, 1917 and 1967 where truly Yovel years in the land of Israel and spiritually in the Ekklesia, so whatever happened to our calendars and how far off they maybe, 2017 should be an exciting year. If that is only the beginning of something or the end, we do not know. If there is another time clock connected to the 2,000 year Yarhtzeit of Mashiach death and resurrection. I would put my money on the coming of Yeshua to Minister and the Yahrtzeit of Resurrection of Mashiach being the years related to the tribulation and I would put my money on 2017 being the year that begins the events that lead to the Rebuilding of the Temple. I am confident in this, or at least what begins the steps to lay the foundation for building the Third temple.
To put it simple at this point it is my impression that 2017 will begin the events that lead to the Rebuilding of the Temple and the Final Ingathering, and that 2025 will begin the seven-year Tribulation and the Salvation of “All Israel,” and that 2032 would be the end of the Great Tribulation and the beginning of the Age to Come, “Olam Ha’ba,” the Millennial reign of King Mashiach from Jerusalem.
I’m leaning toward 2025 and 2032, however 2017 and 2027 have been years in my spirit about prophetic things Adonai hasn’t shown me what but I feel they are significant. So there may well be things that happen in 2025 and 2027, and 2029 maybe as well. 2032 should see some of the darkest hours in human history just before the coming of the Messianic Kingdom.
However mathematically it appears that 2017 will begin whatever Adonai must do to destroy the Dome on the Rock and return all of Judea and Samaria (currently the Palestinian Authority resides here) back into Israel’s hands from the Sea to the Jordan river, and begin the preparations or process of building the Third Temple.
Between 2017 and 2025 something has to happen in the Middle East in which the Dome on the Rock is destroyed. I prefer a scenario where Hamas accidently blows up their own Mosque and Dome with one of their rockets the randomly shoot into area’s of Israel. Since they now have the capability to strike Jerusalem this is what I’m hoping happens because if Muslims destroy their own mosque it will be a little easier however their will still be war over the mount. And this war, whatever war arises between 2017 and 2025 will force Israel to take all of Judea and Samaria to protect the Temple Mount because right now they only have a 10 mile buffer around Jerusalem, which makes it hard to defend against an all out war.
Following the destruction of the Al Asqa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, the building of the Temple must begin between 2017 and end somewhere before 2025 or 2027 depending whose counting, right? And then somewhere between 2025 and 2029 different scholars and mathematicians calculate the beginning of the seven year period, we won’t know the day or hour it begins though. We can know the times and seasons.
Many Christian scholars believe the rapture will happen in 2025, I do not. I used to lean that way, (well that the rapture began at the beginning of the tribulation) however the Resurrection of the Dead traditional happens at the end of the Tribulation, which is cut short in that its not a full seven years, Messiah returns sometime before the end of seven years or at the end.
I’ve read the Evangelical books on the Rapture and I agree with the point that their will be a Resurrection of the Dead, I don’t care to call it a Rapture and I don’t care to weigh in on whether its mid, pre, post, a-trib, no-trib, or who-tripped. To me, all I know is there is a Resurrection of the Dead and the things that bible colleges teach about Rapture may be wrong, when put in their Jewish context they have some validity but they only point to the doctrine of the Resurrection of the Dead. I still believe that we will be caught up to meet Messiah in the air. The when and how, its to speculative and if I give an opinion its just an opinion. It may well happen at the beginning of the tribulation. It may happen in the middle or end. It will happen at some point. But I know longer hold to a strict pre-trib view, it could be pre-trib but it might not be. I don’t know only Adonai does. I would like it to be but there is no solid proof. So there it is.
I see the tribulation happening somewhere corresponding to the 2,000 year anniversary from Yeshua’sministry and then death and resurrection. It would make more sense that the resurrection of the dead happens on the Yarhtzeit of Yeshua’s death, than on his birth or the beginning of His ministry. This is why I am leaning more toward the Resurrection happening at the end somewhere between 2031 and 2034. But what if Newton’s math on Daniel is right and 2060 is the right date. I don’t know but here is my speculation based on text, math and concepts presented. Feel free to join the conversation and reply. I would like to hear what you guys think.
Sanhedrin 97a ‘Thus hath Rabbi Yochanan said: in the generation when the son of David [i.e., Mashiach] will come, scholars will be few in number, and as for the rest, their eyes will fail through sorrow and grief. Multitudes of trouble and evil decrees will be promulgated anew, each new evil coming with haste before the other has ended.’
The number of Orthodox observant Jews is less than 2%, and the number of Jews reached with the message of Yeshua ha’Notzi ben’Yoseph as Mashiach, Rabbi, Prophet and B’nei Elohim is less than 2%. We are in a time when secular Judaism is far more prevalent than Conservative or Reformed Judaism. Conservative Judaism is the most popular form of Judaism, and recently Reformed Judaism has taken a more Conservative stance on many issues. The “religious” movements of Torah are returning to Torah. However they are not reaching the masses of Jewish exile to make aliyot. Consider this as the early stages before the final ingathering.
Our Rabbis taught: in the seven year cycle at the end of which the son of David will come-in the first year, this verse will be fulfilled: And I will cause it to rain upon one city and cause it not to rain upon another city; in the second, the arrows of hunger will be sent forth; in the third, a great famine, in the course of which men, women, and children, pious men and saints will die, and the Torah will be forgotten by its students; in thefourth, partial plenty; in the fifth, great plenty, when men will eat, drink and rejoice, and the Torah will return to its disciples; in the sixth, [Heavenly] sounds; in the seventh, wars; and at the conclusion of the septennate the son of David will come (the first year of the next Shmita cycle). R. Joseph demurred: But so many septennates have passed, yet has he not come! — Abaye retorted: Were there then [Heavenly] sounds in thesixth and wars in the seventh! Moreover, have they [sc. the troubles] been in this order!
Here they are saying that at the end of the final Shmitta-Yovel Cycle which most scholar’s agree is 120 Yovel’s from Adam ha’Rishon, Machiach ben’David must come. Here we see the Talmud connects the Returning of Mashiach or in their eye’s the coming of Mashiach to the Shmita cycle. It seems that in Yeshua first coming his Birth, Ministry and Death may have coincided with the Shmita and Yovel Cycle. It is possible to assume the same will happen at His return. Also note the seven year cycle noted here, this coincides with the common understanding of the seven year tribulation.
Look for more to come… I have more to say in Part 2 of this article on a Yovel, A Yodel, the Apocalypse and Yemot Ha’Mashiach, and another article on Hastening Redemption, How to Prepare and Help Usher in the Messianic Kingdom.