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YHWH's Times and Seasons

Part 2 - Prophetic Levels

Wheel with-in a wheel

70 Weeks are determined for your people

Prophetic Levels

The History of the Temple in Jerusalem

The First Prophetic Level – 490 Year cycles - The Exodus out of Egypt

The Second Prophetic Level – 50 Year cycles - Receiving of the Law or Torah

The Third Prophetic Level – 70 Year cycles – The Restoration of Judah

King Artaxerxes I - 464-424 BC

The Fourth Prophetic Level – 7 Year cycles - The Death of the Messiah

Fifth Prophetic Level – Day for a Year – The Sign of Jonah

Ezekiel to Yahshua

 

YHWH’s Times and Seasons 

Posted on 29 March, 2013 by "the witness"

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Part 2 - Prophetic Levels 

“When seventy years are completed for Babylon,

I will visit you and keep My good promise to you, causing you to return to this place.” (Jer 29:10 Ampl)

Wheel with-in a wheel

2X490_year_cyclesThe Prophet Ezekiel saw a very strange vision of the Glory of YHWH, at the beginning of his ministry, saying: 16 As to the appearance of the wheels and their construction: in appearance they gleamed like chrysolite; and the four were formed alike, and their construction work was as it were a wheel within a wheel. (Ezek 1:16 Ampl) In order to understand the ‘times and seasons’ of YHWH, the Spirit of Yahshua gave me a vision to help explain the immense depth of the ‘times and seasons’ of YHWH. After this I set up a diagram to portray that which the Holy Spirit had shown me, how to convey the understanding of different prophetic levels, which looks like wheels within wheels.

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70 Weeks are determined for your people

The prophet Daniel prophesied about certain ‘times and seasons’ and pin-pointed the exact time of the beginning of the different prophetic seasons of YHWH. YHWH revealed the most intriquet time prophecy in the bible, to the prophet Daniel, revealing both the first and the second coming of Yahshua, as was written: 24 Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem, to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, to bring in everlasting righteousness, permanent moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation to seal up vision and prophecy and prophet, and to anoint a Holy of Holies. 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalemuntil [the coming of] the Anointed One, a Prince, shall be seven weeks of years and sixty-two weeks of years; it shall be built again with city square and moat, but in troublous times. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks of years shall the Anointed One be cut off or killed and shall have nothing and no one belonging to and defending Him. And the people of the other prince, who will come, will destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood; and even to the end there shall be war, and desolations are decreed. [Isa. 53:7-9; Nah. 1:8; Matt. 24:6-14.] 27 And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week seven years. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease, for the remaining 3.5 years; and upon the wing or pinnacle of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator.(Dan 9:24-27 Ampl) The depth of this prophecy is so intriquet that it would take me around 200 slides of 5 minutes average each to explain it, but I will try to summaries what Yahshua had revealed to me.

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Prophetic Levels

Firstly, this prophecy has different prophetic levels, which are like cogs of gears. Through the revelation of the Spirit of Yahshua, leading and the guiding me into all truth, He has guided me to find at least 5 different levels of interpretation, confirming that which Yahshua had called me for, in this regard. Not many realized, hidden in this prophecy is a clue that these prophetic “times and seasons” can only be counted from a specific prophetic point in history, which was predestined by YHWH. In this case the “going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem.” In order to find the exact times, from which to start counting, we must look at all the times or potential times where Israel and Jerusalem was restored and rebuilt. The prophet refers to a time when Israel and Jerusalem will be restored and rebuilt. The dates when the rebuilding and destruction of the temple took place, were very significant dates in the history of Israel and Judah.

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The History of the Temple in Jerusalem

According to Hebrew scripture, King David reigned until 970 BCE. He was succeeded by his son Solomon, [32] who built the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah. Solomon's Temple (later known as the First Temple), went on to play a pivotal role in Jewish history as the repository of the Ark of the Covenant. [33] For over 450 years, until the Babylonian conquest in 587 BCE, Jerusalem was the political capital of firstly the united Kingdom of Israel and then the Kingdom of Judah and the Temple was the religious center of the Israelites. [34] This period is known in history as the First Temple Period. [35] Upon Solomon's death (c. 930 BCE), the ten northern tribes split off to form the Kingdom of Israel. Under the leadership of the House of David and Solomon, Jerusalem remained the capital of the Kingdom of Judah. [35]When the Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel in 722 BCE, Jerusalem was strengthened by a great influx of refugees from the northern kingdom.According to the Hebrew Bible, the First Temple was built in 957 BCE [1] by King Solomon (reigned c.970-c.930 BCE). [2] The First Temple period ended around 586 BCE, as the Babylonians conquered Judah and Jerusalem, and laid Solomon's Temple to waste. [35]As the sole place of Jewish sacrifice, the Temple replaced the portable sanctuary constructed in the Sinai Desert under the auspices of Moses, as well as local sanctuaries, and altars in the hills. [3] The First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE when they sacked the city.Construction of the Second Temple began in 538 BCE, and it was dedicated 23 years later, in 515. In 538 BCE, after fifty years of Babylonian captivity, PersianKingCyrus the Great invited the Jews to return to Judah to rebuild the Temple. [36] Construction of the Second Temple was completed in 516 BCE, during the reign of Darius the Great, seventy years after the destruction of the First Temple. [37] [38] According to the Book of Ezra, rebuilding of the Temple was authorized by Cyrus the Great and ratified by Darius the Great. In ~445 BCE, King Artaxerxes I of Persia issued a decree allowing the city and the walls to be rebuilt. [39] Jerusalem resumed its role as capital of Judah and center of Jewish worship.When Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire, Jerusalem and Judea fell under Macedonian control, eventually falling to the Ptolemaic dynasty under Ptolemy I. In 198 BCE, Ptolemy V lost Jerusalem and Judea to the Seleucids under Antiochus III. The Second Temple suffered desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes in 167 BCE but was rededicated under Judas Maccabaeus in 164 BCE. [2] The Seleucid attempt to recast Jerusalem as a Hellenizedpolis came to a head in 168 BCE with the successful Maccabean revolt of Mattathias the High Priest and his five sons against Antiochus Epiphanes, and their establishment of the Hasmonean Kingdom in 152 BCE with Jerusalem again as its capital. [40]Centuries later in around 20 BCE, the building was renovated by Herod the Great, and became known as Herod's Temple. During the Roman occupation of Judah, the Temple remained under control of the Jewish High Priest. It was later destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE during the Siege of Jerusalem. It is believed that only part of the Western Wall of the complex remains standing. During the last revolt of the Jews against the Romans in 132-135 CE, Simon bar Kokhba and Rabbi Akiva wanted to rebuild the Temple, but bar Kokhba's revolt failed and the Jews were banned from Jerusalem by the Roman Empire.An Islamic shrine, the Dome of the Rock, has stood on the site of the Temple since the late 7th Century CE, and the al-Aqsa Mosque, from roughly the same period, also stands on the Temple courtyard. The mount bears significance in Islam as it acted as a sanctuary for many Biblical prophets. Islamic tradition says that a Temple was first built on the Temple Mount by Jacob and later renovated by Solomon, son of David. [4]

Wikipedia: Temple in Jerusalem & Temple periods

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The First Prophetic Level – 490 Year cycles - The Exodus out of Egypt

The first date found, revealing the first prophetic level or cog in the wheel of prophecy, which was prophetically prefigured through Moses’ life, can be found when Israel was restored the first time and when they came out from under the captivity and slavery of Pharaoh in Egypt. Moses’ life consisted out of 3 periods of 40 years each. While in bondage, living under the oppression of Egypt, the Israelites could not keep the feasts, because they were no longer in their land. At that time, the ‘times and seasons’ of Israel was lost the first time. When YHWH brought Israel out of Egypt, He used Moses to reset and restore the ‘times and seasons,’ by giving the Israelites the exact time from which to count the beginning of the new year, as was written: 1 THE LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 This month shall be to you the beginning of months, the first month of the year to you. (Ex 12:1-2 Ampl) From then on all the rest of the feasts were synchronised again according to YHWH’s correct ‘times and seasons.’ Counting from this time, the restoration of the prophetic times, consist out of very large cycles or cogs started: Seven periods of 490 years begun (7 x 490 years = 3430 years). Thus, from somewhere between around 1457-1407BC the clock started ticking again according to YHWH’s time table. This cycle would only be completed 3430 years later, around 1973 -2023AD (1457/1407BC - 3430). From then on, the feasts of YHWH were synchronised with one another thousands of years into the future. Unfortunately, we have lost the exact time we are in, again. The most difficult part, in determining the actual date in time, is knowing the exact date of the beginning of the age, starting from Adam.

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The Second Prophetic Level – 50 Year cycles - Receiving of the Law or Torah

About 50 days later, the Israelites arrived at Mount Sinai, around the feast of Pentecost of Shavuot. After the date of the first day of the first year was set, the Israelites could count the Ohmer, according to YHWH statutes and precepts, which was 7 weeks from the feast of Passover, determining the beginning of day of the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost. From this date, only 50 days later, we find the beginning of the second prophetic level or cog in YHWH’s prophetic wheel, consisting out of a 50 year period, called a jubilee. YHWH revealed the counting of the Ohmer to the prophet Moses, commanding him to say to the Israelites: 8 And you shall number 7 Sabbaths or weeks of years for you, seven times seven years (7 X 7 = 49), so the total time of the seven weeks of years shall be forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall sound abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month, almost October ; on the Day of Atonement blow the trumpet in all your land. 10 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his ancestral possession, which through poverty he was compelled to sell, and each of you shall return to his family from whom he was separated in bond service. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall not sow, or reap and store what grows of itself, or gather the grapes of the uncultivated vines. (Lev 25:8-11 Ampl) YHWH, in His wisdom, revealed the counting of 7 days, until a Sabbath day. Then counting a total of 7 weeks, bring us to a total of 49 days. On the 10 th day of the 7 th month, on a day called Yom-Kippur, the Israelites will again blow the trumpets. The year after, will be a year of jubilee and the restoration of all that was lost. It is however very important that the counting of the cycles will not be counted in 50th year cycles, but in 49th year cycles. YHWH told Noah, saying: "My Spirit will not live in human beings forever, for they too are flesh; therefore their life span is to be 120 years." ( Gen 6:3 CJB) YHWH did not refer to the life span of a person, but of a sinful human race. Counting a total of 120 jubilees, counting them on 49 year cycles, we find: 49 X 120 = 5880 year. Thus, YHWH revealed how long mankind would be on the earth, from Adam until the consummation of this age. The estimated year of the beginning of the age of Adam, was estimated as: between 4004 - 3974BC. Thus, 4004 - 3974BC – 5580 years = 1876 - 1906AD. This is impossible, since we have continued almost 130 years past that already. Thus, the calculated date of the beginning of the age is incorrect. A better date for the beginning, starting from Adam, would be around 3864 - 3854BC. Thus, arriving around 2016 – 2022AD, the next year being a year of Jubilee!

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The Third Prophetic Level – 70 Year cycles – The Restoration of Judah

At the time of King David, the kingdom of Israel was torn and divided into 10 tribes, which became known as ‘Israel;’ and into 2 tribes, which became known as ‘Judah’. The 2 tribes became known as the ‘House of David’ and the tribes of Israel, became known as the ‘House of Israel’ or the House of Ephraim. Under king Jeroboam, the House of Israel did not keep the feasts of YHWH, nor returned to go up and worship in Jerusalem on the appointed days, as YHWH required: 26 Jeroboam said in his heart, Now the kingdom will return to the house of David. 27 If this people goes up to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem to sacrifice, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah. 28 So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, It is too much for you to go all the way up to Jerusalem . Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 29 And he set the one golden calf in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin; for the people went to worship each of them even as far as Dan. 31 Jeroboam also made houses on high places and made priests of people who were not Levites. 32 And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the 15th day of the 8th month, like the feast kept in Judah , and he offered sacrifices upon the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places he had made. 33 So he offered upon the altar he had made in Bethel on the 15th day of the 8th month, a date which he chose individually; and he appointed a feast for the Israelites and he went up to the altar to burn incense in defiance of God's law . (1Kings 12:26-33 Ampl) The Israelites sinned, by not keeping the appointed feasts and their Sabbaths or appointed days, therefore YHWH banished them out of their land, to go into captivity again, so that land may rest all the years that it was not allowed to rest. The punishment for not keeping the Laws and ‘Times and Seasons’ of YHWH was decreed long before by the same Moses, through whom YHWH restored the ‘Times and Seasons’ the first time, saying: 14 But if you will not hearken to Me and will not do all these commandments, 15 And if you spurn and despise My statutes, and if your soul despises and rejects My ordinances, so that you will not do all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I will do this: I will appoint over yousudden terror, trembling, trouble, even consumption and fever that consume and waste the eyes and make the physical life pine away. You shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I, the Lord, will set My face against you and you shall be defeated and slain before your enemies; they who hate you shall rule over you; you shall flee when no one pursues you. [I Sam. 4:10; 31:1.] 18 And if in spite of all this you still will not listen and be obedient to Me, then I will chastise and discipline you seven times more for your sins. (Lev 26:14-18 Ampl) YHWH decreed that if His statutes are not kept, then He will send His people into captivity, plunder and sword, but if, after they have being banished from the land, still do not repent, then He will punish them 7 times more. Although the House of Judah did not initially sin against YHWH, forsaking His ‘times and seasons,’ they later also sinned by forsaking the laws, appointed feasts and appointed days of YHWH. Before they were sent into captivity under Babylon, YHWH sent His servant and prophet Jeremiah to warn Judah to return to Him, keeping His ‘times and seasons,’ but they refused. Then YHWH announced their punishment, saying by the mouth of the prophet Jeremiah: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you and keep My good promise to you, causing you to return to this place.” (Jer 29:10 Ampl) He prophesied that they would be in captivity for 70 years. This revealed another prophetic level or cog with gears of a literal 70 year cycles of years. After having being in captivity the required time, wanting to restore Judah back again to His ‘times and seasons,’ YHWH revealed His seasons to another prophet – Daniel, as Daniel wrote in his day: 1 IN THE first year of Darius son of Ahasuerus, of the offspring of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans - 2 In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the books the number of years which, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass by before the desolations , which had been pronounced on Jerusalem should end; and it was seventy years . [Jer. 25:11, 12; 29:10.] (Dan 9:1-2 Ampl) The time period of judgement, for not keeping the feasts of YHWH had been completed and fulfilled for Judah, and the time had come to be restored back to their land. YHWH wanted to synchronise Judah with His time table again. The third prophetic level or cog in YHWH’s prophetic wheel was revealed to Daniel, when he wanted to understand the timing of the restoration of his people, Judah, who became known as the Jews, after he found out from the prophet Jeremiah that Judah would be in captivity for 70 years. At that time Daniel interceded in order to understand the plan of YHWH for the Jews. During that time, while fasting, YHWH sent His angel Gabriel to reveal to Daniel what He had prophetically predestined since Moses, showing him how these ‘times and seasons’ will be synchronized to the promised Messiah’s coming, as was prophesied: 24 70 weeks of years, or 490 years are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city [Jerusalem], to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, to bring in everlasting righteousness, permanent moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation to seal up vision and prophecy and prophet, and to anoint a Holy of Holies.(Dan 9:24 Ampl) YHWH revealed a mystery to Daniel, saying that 70 years were decreed for the people of Israel and for the city of Jerusalem. YHWH revealed to Daniel the most important prophetic events and times, which were synchronized to the first level of cycles of 490 years, each being a one week of 70 years (7x70 years). YHWH revealed very specific times, seasons and events, which are connected to one another, through the divine cycles of YHWH’s ‘times and seasons,’ which are perfectly synchronized to the feasts of YHWH. Many prophetic events are hidden in this mystery, which has been revealed to the prophet Daniel. The more obvious ones being: The rebuilding of the second temple; the beginning of the ministry of Yahshua; His crucifixion - when He would open the way to righteousness for all who believes; the final sealing and need for prophecy and prophet; and the Anointing of the most Holy Place. Through the prophet Daniel, YHWH reset and restored His ‘times and seasons’ for the Jewish nation, revealing the specific day when this cycle must begin, in order to restore and re-synchronize this cycle of 70’s, as was prophesied: “25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem...” (Dan 9:25 Ampl) YHWH revealed that the day on which the counting of this cycle must begin, will be on the day that a command is given to restore Jerusalem. On this prophetic level YHWH revealed the counting of different amounts of 7’s, saying: “...there shall be 7 weeks of years and 62 weeks of years; it shall be built again with city square and moat, but in troublous times.” (Dan 9:25 Ampl) The word used for weeks are the word: shaw-boo'-ah, shaw-boo'-ah, sheb-oo-aw' - literally sevened, that is, a week specifically of years : - seven, week. YHWH also reveals two different points, between which, the different counting cycles will must be counted, saying: from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until the coming of the Anointed One , a Prince... This is very important to understand, before any interpretation of the ‘times and seasons’ in this prophecy can be understood.

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King Artaxerxes I - 464-424 BC

YHWH refers to two time periods of 7 sevens: 7 sevens (7 x 7 = 49 years) and 62 sevens (62 x 7 = 434 years). YHWH revealed to Daniel that from the day the command went forth to restore and rebuilt Jerusalem, until a Prince, there would be 49 years. YHWH raised up a prince to restore and rebuilt Jerusalem – Nehemiah. Around 454 BC, King Artaxerxes I of Persia issued a decree allowing the city and the walls to be rebuilt. [39] Jerusalem would be restored and the temple would be rebuilt the second time. The city of Jerusalem was built in troublesome times, with “ Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab” opposing the restoration and rebuilding of Jerusalem. Counting from there, counting a total of 483 years, adding another 434 years, from the time the command was given to restore Jerusalem, until , as was prophesied: “... the coming of the Anointed One , a Prince..,” we reach the exact time when Yahshua begun His ministry, being the Anointed One. YHWH revealed to Daniel, saying: 26 And after the 62 weeks of years (434 years) shall the Anointed One be cut off or killed and shall have nothing and no one belonging to and defending Him. (Dan 9:26 Ampl) YHWH revealed to Daniel that only after the 69th week shall the Anointed One be cut off and killed. When counting a year, we must remember that the year after the 62nd year will be the beginning of the 63rd year, around March / April the next year. Through this prophecy YHWH revealed another prophetic level or cog of one week of seventy years or 7 x 70 = 490 years. YHWH prophetically broke up this prophecy, revealing the fulfilment of specific prophetic events at exact times in the prophetic week of Daniel, Nehemiah at 7 x 7 = 49 years; Messiah’s ministry - after 62 x 7 = 483 years; the crucifixion at the middle of the last 7 years at 483 + 3.5 = 486.5 years, 3.5 years later completing a 490 year cycle. In order to find the date in history from which to count, in order to restore YHWH’s ‘times and seasons’ again, we need to find the place in history when a command was given to restore and rebuilt Jerusalem. King Artaxerxes gave Nehemiah the order to go to Jerusalem to find out what is necessary to restore Jerusalem. According to history, six different historians, put the reign of King Artaxerxes I between 464-424BC. Thus, estimating the time of the beginning of the ministry of Yahshua, when Artaxerxes gave Nehemiah the order to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, as written: “1 IN THE month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad before in his presence. 2 So the king said to me, Why do you look sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart. Then I was very much afraid 3 And said to the king, Let the king live forever! Why should I not be sad faced when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lies waste, and its fortified gates are consumed by fire? 4 The king said to me, For what do you ask? So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 And I said to him, If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you will send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' sepulchers, that I may rebuild it . 6 The king, beside whom the queen was sitting, asked me, How long will your journey take, and when will you return? So it pleased him to send me ; and I set him a time. 7 Also I said to the king, If it pleases the king, let letters be given me for the governors beyond the Euphrates River, that they may let me pass through to Judah, 8 And a letter to Asaph, keeper of the king's forest or park, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gatesof the fortress of the temple and for the city wall and for the house that I shall occupy. And the king granted what I asked , for the good hand of my God was upon me. (Neh 2:1-8 Ampl) King Artaxerxes granted Nehemiah to return to Israel and to rebuild the city and the temple. The command was given in the 12 th year of the king’s reign. Thus, we estimate the date to be around 464 – 12 = 452BC. When we subtract 483 years from 452BC we arrive at a date of around 31AD. (452BC – 483 = 31AD), which was the time when Yahshua started His ministry.

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The Fourth Prophetic Level – 7 Year cycles - The Death of the Messiah

Hidden in the prophecy to the prophet Daniel is hidden another prophetic level, which was also confirmed by other prophets before and after Daniel. YHWH revealed to Daniel that after 69 weeks of having counted sevens, one more week would remain of 7 years. YHWH revealed that in this last week, after half of the week is past, Messiah would will be killed, to bring in everlasting righteousness, as was prophesied: 27 And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week or seven years . And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease (Dan 9:27 Ampl) This prophecy is also awesome in its interpretation and in order to understand the interpretation of the prophecy on the 7 year prophetic level, both in the past and in the future, we will first have to look at another prophetic event in the past that was very similar in its shadow picture. The king of Babylon came to destroy the temple, just as Jeremiah had prophesied, around the time 586BC. Before that, YHWH raised up another prophet – Isaiah, whom YHWH told to walk naked for 3 years, with his buttock uncovered, to be sign of how Israel would be taken into captivity by the king of Babylon. The king of Babylon came into Jerusalem and took it captive, but allowed the people of Israel to remain in Israel, under his rulership. In rebellion, the Israelites went to Egypt to get reinforcements to protect them against Babylonian captivity. One year later, as the prophet Jeremiah prophesied, they returned and broke down the city and the temple. When they took Israel the first time, they did not break down the temple, nor stopped the sacrifices from being made in Jerusalem. But when they came the second time, they broke down the first temple, stopping the sacrifices, as was prophesied to Daniel: “27 And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week or seven years . And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease...” (Dan 9:27 Ampl) On this prophetic level, we count seven Sabbatical years, and then restart again on the 8 th year, as was commanded through Moses, to the Israelites, saying: 1 THE LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai, 2 Say to the Israelites, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a Sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits. 4 But in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord; you shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard. (Lev 25:1-4 Ampl) The children had to keep every 7th year as a Sabbath year, in which the land of Israel had to recover and be restored, by laying idle for one year. As was seen already, when they did not keep this law, YHWH punished them for every Sabbath year they did not allow the land to rest, by casting them out of the land the same time of years, but if they still refused to return and obey His Sabbath commandments, then He would punish them seven time more. Thus, for a period of 10 Sabbath year of not keeping the commandment, not allowing the land to rest, it would become seventy years (10 X 7 = 70 years). If they continue resisting YHWH’s warning, after having being punished, their punishment would become seven times more (70 X 7 = 490 years), thus becoming a total of 490 years. If once more, they refused; their punishment would be increased 7 times again to become 3430 years . (490 X 7 = 3430 years)

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Fifth Prophetic Level – Day for a Year – The Sign of Jonah

Ezekiel to Yahshua

The last prophetic cycle was first revealed to the prophet Moses and later used by different prophets and apostles. YHWH used this principle, revealing His ‘times and seasons,’ through the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel and the apostle John. YHWH told the Israelites that He would count a ‘day for a year,’ for each year that they sinned against Him in the wilderness, saying: 34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year , shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. 35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die. (Num 14:34-35 Ampl) Israel spied out the land 40 days. Therefore, they would be in the wilderness for 40 years, until all the sinful people had died. A very important principle to take into account when counting the ‘day for a year’ principle is the fact that the length of a Hebrew year is not the same as the length of our Gregorian year. The basic difference is the way we count the length of a month and the beginning of the New Year. The western – Gregorian calendar, based on ancient Babylonian counting, which is based on the sun, is measured according to the Babylonian months, and are used by most western countries today. The beginning of the year is set to honour the god Janus, for January. The beginning of the day is based on the time when the sun rises to give honour to the sun. The ancient eastern – Lunar calendar is based on ancient Hebrew principles, which is based the moon and not the sun. The beginning of a year is determined by both the moon and the sun, which is based on the ripening of the barley harvest and the first appearance of the new moon. A year can have 12 or 13 months, depending on the ripening barley harvest. The beginning of a day is determined by the rising of the moon at evening. The prophetic Hebrew year is 360 days and not 365.4 days, Thus, working with a counting of the ‘days for a year’, in the Old Testament, leads of a conversion factor of 0.985221674876847, from a Hebrew year to the Babylonian year count. I will call the Hebrew year count a prophetic year. This conversion factor is only needed for the time before the time when ‘times and seasons’ were changed to the Gregorian – Babylonian calendar, as was prophesied: “he shall ... think to change the time of sacred feasts and holy days and the law;” (Dan 7:25 Ampl) The Jews were forced to change over to the new way of the Romans, after Jerusalem was trampled in 70AD. With the rise of the Christian-Roman bishop’s power after 323AD the Jews were forced to convert to Roman Christianity, today know as the Roman Catholicism. After both the tribes of Israel and the tribes of Judah rejected YHWH’s ‘times and seasons,’ by rejecting His commands, not keeping His appointed feasts, YHWH, wanting to bring them back to Himself, found a prophet to interceded for them, in order to pay for their iniquity. YHWH found the prophet Ezekiel, and told Him to intercede for both the Houses of Israel and Judah, saying: 4 Then bound as you are, lie upon your left and north side to bear symbolically the iniquity of the house of the ten tribes of Israel upon that side. According to the number of days that you shall lie upon it you shall bear their iniquity. 5 For I have laid upon you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, 390 days [ representing 390 years]; so you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. 6 And when you have fulfilled the days for Israel, lie again, but on your right and south side, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah40 days[ representing 40 years]. I have appointed you one day for each year. 7 Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and your arm shall be uncovered [ready for battle], and you shall prophesy against [the city]. 8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon you and you shall not turn yourself from one side to another till you have ended the days of your siege.(Ezek 4:4-7 Ampl) Ezekiel had to intercede for the sins of both the 10 northern tribes of Israel or the House of Ephraim and the 2 southern tribes of Israel or the House of Judah, later becoming known as the Jews. Through the prophet Ezekiel, YHWH revealed how long both these tribes will be in captivity, and when their iniquity will be paid for in full. The House of Israel, rejected YHWH’s feasts in the time of king Jeroboam, and was dispersed by God in 722BC. Thus, they would be in captivity for 390 years. They rejected YHWH’s commands again by rejecting their Messiah. Therefore their punishment became seven times more becoming 2730 years (390 X 7). This amount of years, counted by Hebrew reckoning of time, would become 2690.83 years. Counting from around 722BC 2690.83 years , we arrive at around 1968AD. This is very significant, for in 1967 AD, the nation of Israel fought the six-day war and took the city of Jerusalem back for the first time in nearly 2000 years. The Jews rejected the law of God and were sent into captivity under Babylon for 70 years. After they came out of captivity at 457BC, they rejected the commands of YHWH, by rejecting the law of YHWH again, not keeping the ‘times and seasons’ for another 40 years. Thus, YHWH punished them 7 times over by sending them into another captivity for 280 years, until the little horn, Antiochus Epiphanes came, starting 175-163BC, partially breaking the power of the Jewish people in 167 BC, exactly 287 years later. After this, YHWH helped to partially restore the Jews through the Maccabeus revolt. After deliberately rejecting the One who was sent to them, Yahshua, to save them from their sins, YHWH cast them into captivity 40 years later, punishing them seven times longer for rejecting His Messiah. When the Jews rejected Yahshua, God in His mercy, gave them, like He did the city of Nineveh, a 40 day grace period to repent, but they did not take His hand of love, extended out to them. After the Jews rejected Yahshua, not accepting the sign of Jonah, which was given them, not taking heed within 40 years, they were punished and were sent into the wilderness for another 40 Jubilees or 49 x 40 years = 1960 years for refusing to accept the Messiah. 40 Years after Yahshua warned the Jewish nation, living in the country of Israel, the city of Jerusalem was besieged by the Romans and the second temple was destroyed. Counting from 70AD adding 1960 years we arrive at 2030AD. Thus, the total time of Judah’s captivity would amount to 70 years, for not allowing the land to rest; bowing before the gods of the Babylonians - becoming seven time more (70 x 7 = 490 years), until Yahshua came, whom they also rejected adding seven time more judgement, the judgement, which Ezekiel interceded for, upon themselves (40 x 7 x 7 = 1960 years), arriving at a total 2430 years of captivity.

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