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YHWH's Times and Seasons

Part 7 – Missing Sabbaths

The Punishment of Israel

Calculating the missing Sabbaths

40 Years – The Captivity of the House of Judah

390 Years – the Captivity of the House of Israel or Ephraim

YHWH’s Times and Seasons 

Posted on 01 April, 2013 by "the witness"

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Part 7 – Missing Sabbaths

21 ...till the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths;

for as long as it lay desolate it kept Sabbath to fulfil seventy years.

(2Chron 36:20-21 Ampl)

The Punishment of Israel

In order to understand the punishment of Israel we need to look at the time, from which, YHWH counted the time when they had sinned against Him? The sin of Israel can be divided into two sections: The sin of the tribes of Israel and the sin of the tribes of Judah. Through the mouth of the prophet Ezekiel YHWH revealed what these ‘times and seasons’ of punishment were? But we must remember that YHWH, in His foreknowledge, knew the total amount of sin that these tribes would commit. Therefore, prophetically revealing to both the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel, not only their sins committed in the past, but the full amount of sin they would commit in the future. This was the reason Yahshua was sent, as was prophesied: 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. (Dan 9:24 Ampl) YHWH prophetically revealed how Yahshua, would on different prophetic levels of time, fulfil all that was prophesied about Him. YHWH revealed how it would take a prophetic period of 70 years to atone for the sins of Judah, which is equal to 490 years, before Yahshua, the Anointed One, was to be cut off, in the middle of a week, or more precise: 69 ½ prophetic 7 year cycles or 486.5 years.(7x7 + 7x62 + 3.5 years).

Yahshua, Himself, prophetically confirmed this, when the apostle Peter asked Him: “Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? As many as up to seven times?” Then Yahshua answered him: “ I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven!” [Gen. 4:24.] (Matt 18:22 Ampl) The Israelites, both the tribes of Israel or Ephraim and the tribes of Judah, the Jews had sinned against YHWH, breaking His covenant since the beginning, and needed a Saviour, to “...purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin...” As a matter of fact, the children of Israel could never keep the law and therefore needed a Saviour to redeem them from that which they owed YHWH.

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Calculating the missing Sabbaths

We must remember two things, in order to practically determine the sin that was committed by these tribes is impossible. Firstly because we do not know exactly, which Sabbaths they did not keep and secondly, because of the sinfulness of man, we cannot ever perfectly keep the law’s of God perfectly. Therefore, we must work on that which YHWH revealed to the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

The punishment for the sin committed by Judah was recorded in the Chronicles of the kings, and how they were sent into captivity by YHWH, until the land had rested from its Sabbaths not kept, while in they had the law, as was written: 20 Those who had escaped from the sword he took away to Babylon, where they were servants to him and his sons until the kingdom of Persia was established there, 21 To fulfill the Lord's word by Jeremiah, till the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths ; for as long as it lay desolate it kept Sabbath to fulfill seventy years . [Lev. 25:4; 26:43; Jer. 25:11; 29:10.] (2Ch 36:20-21 Ampl)

From that which was revealed to the prophet Ezekiel it is clear that Judah kept the Sabbath to a greater degree of obedience than that of Israel. YHWH told Ezekiel to lay siege to Israel, like a battle, saying: 1 AND YOU, son of man, take a tile and lay it before you, and make upon it a drawing of a city, even Jerusalem. 2 And put siege works against it , build a siege wall against it, and cast up a mound against it; set camps also against it and set battering rams against it round about. 3 Moreover, take a plate of iron and place it for an iron wall between you and the city; and set your face toward it and it shall be besieged , and you shall press the siege against it. This is a sign to the house of Israel. 4 Then bound as you arelie upon your leftand 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 rightand south side , and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah 40 days . 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 4:1-8 Ampl) YHWH revealed that Israel would be in captivity 390 years and Judah would be in captivity for 40 years. In total, they would be in captivity 430 years. This is very interesting, for the Israelites were in captivity under Pharaoh, in Egypt, for 430 years, as was recorded: 40 Now the time the Israelites dwelt in Egypt was 430 years. [Gen. 15:13, 14.] 41 At the end of the 430 years , even that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out of Egypt. (Ex 12:40-41 Ampl)

YHWH started to count the Jubilee cycles from the time that Israel (Jacob's descendents) entered the land of Canaan (1406 BC), as was prophesied: 1 YHWH 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 25:1-2 Ampl) YHWH revealed that from the first time the Israelites entered the land they had to keep a Sabbath year, starting to count the first jubilee cycle. This is very important to understand, since in counting how many Sabbaths were not kept by the Israelites, we must not forget the first year of entering into the land. Two types of Sabbaths had to be kept, both the 7-day (Regular Sabbaths) and the 7-year cycles of Sabbaths (Jubilee Sabbaths) had to be kept, not forgetting the first year they entered into the land.

What many do not consider, is from which time YHWH actually started counting the Sabbaths that was not kept by the children of Israel. The Israelites was supposed to enter the Promised Land just after they had received the law at Mount Sinai, but because of disobedience they were sent into the desert for 40 years. God is a righteous God and must hold Israel accountable for all its missing Sabbaths, including those of wandering in the wilderness, even before they entered the land, because the land was still not resting during those 40 years of rebellion between 1446 and 1406 BC, because the Canaanites still ruled the land, being occupied by gentile nations. God desired to start counting the 7-year Sabbath cycles, beginning 40 years earlier, just after the exodus from Egypt around 1446 BC, but the Israelites rebelled and instead wandered in the wilderness 40 years. Thus, although YHWH’s perfect will was rejected, in His mercy, He still had a permissible will of grace for the Israelites. Looking into the future, counting the Jubilee cycles, this must be kept in mind also.

Therefore, although Israel kept its Sabbaths and Jubilees from the time of entering into the Promised Land (around 1406 BC), as was commanded, yet God judged them according to the plan that He had originally intended. When YHWH declared Israel’s judgments for its ongoing rebellion, through Ezekiel, He also included the 40 years of rebellion in the wilderness, as was recorded: "...the land enjoyed its missing Sabbath rests..."

One Jubilee was counted as 7 weeks or cycles of 7 years (7x7 = 49 years), with the 50 th year being a Jubilee year, yet not breaking the 49 year cycle of seven-year Sabbaths, as was commanded to Moses, saying: “ 20 And if you say, What shall we eat in the seventh year if we are not to sow or gather in our increase? 21 Then this is My answer:I will command My special blessings on you in the sixth year , so that it shall bring forth sufficient fruit for three years (6 th 7 th,8 th years). 22 And you shall sow in the eighth year , but eat of the old store of produce; until the crops of the ninth year come in you shall eat of the old supply. (Lev 25:20-22 Ampl ) YHWH commanded that both the “seventh” and "eighth" years are to be Sabbath years, during a Jubilee year. The regular 7-year Sabbath cycles had to stay in synchronization with the Jubilee cycles of 49 years, so that the 49 th year would always be a Sabbath year, with the year after, the 50 th year also a Sabbath. If it was not so the regular year Sabbaths would become out of synch with the jubilee cycles. Therefore, it was necessary for God to bless the "sixth year" with enough harvest to last "three years", so that there would be no need to reap in the "seventh year" (the regular Sabbath) neither in the "eight year" (the jubilee cycle), but only in the "ninth year" (the second year of the seven year cycle) would they reap again as normal.

The kingdom of David was divided into 2 and 10 tribes, in around 933 BC, with king Jeroboam leading the 10 tribes of Israel and king Rehoboam leading the 2 tribes of Judah. According to historic record: Israel and Judah were related Iron Age kingdoms of the ancient Levant.

The Kingdom of Israel emerged as an important local power by the 9th century BCE before falling to the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 722 BCE.

Israel's southern neighbor, the Kingdom of Judah, emerged in the 8th century [1] and enjoyed a period of prosperity as a client-state of first Assyria and then Babylon before a revolt against the Neo-Babylonian Empire led to its destruction in 586 BCE. Following the fall of Babylon to the Persian king Cyrus the Great, 539 BCE, some Judean exiles returned to Jerusalem, inaugurating the formative period in the development of a distinctive Judahite identity in the Persian province of Yehud. Yehud was absorbed into the subsequent Hellenistic kingdoms that followed the conquests of Alexander the Great, but in the 2nd century BCE the Judaeans revolted against the Hellenist Seleucid Empire and created the Hasmonean kingdom. This, the last nominally independent Judean kingdom, came to an end in 63 BCE with its conquest by Rome. According to historic record the tribe of Judah came to an end 63 BC, but that is not true. The tribe of Judah or the Jews was dispersed after 70 AD, going into captivity for another 2000 years.

According to the prophet Jeremiah, YHWH, announced the punishment of the tribes of both the north and the south, saying: 9 Behold, I will send for all the tribes of the north, says the Lord, and I will send for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, My servant or agent to fulfil My designs, and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will devote them to God and utterly destroy them and make them an amazement, a hissing, and perpetual and age long desolations. 10 Moreover, I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, grinding out the meal and the light of the candle, which every home burned throughout the night. [Jer. 7:34.] 11 And this whole land shall be a waste and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years . [II Chron. 36:20-23; Jer. 4:27; 12:11, 12; Dan. 9:2.] 12 Then when seventy years are completed , I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, says the Lord, for their iniquity, and will make the land of the Chaldeans a perpetual waste. [Jer. 29:10.] 13 And I will bring upon that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations. 14 For many nations and great kings shall make bondmen of them, even them the Chaldeans who enslaved other nations; and I will recompense all of them according to their deeds and according to the work of their own hands. (Jer 25:9-14 Ampl) YHWH promised through the prophet Jeremiah that He would punish the tribe of Judah, casting them into captivity 70 years.

In order to find the amount of years, which Israel had taken to reach the amount of 390 years, we need the amount of the 7 year regular Sabbaths plus the amount of the 7 year Jubilee Sabbaths, within the period of 390 years, which they did not allow the land to rest. The same must then be done for Judah. At first glance, this problem seems to have an easy answer, but different possibilities arise, which are very interesting to consider: See the table below for explanation of the possible missing Sabbath years:

First possibility: Correct missing Sabbaths, but incorrect years (too much):

Total years

Completed Jubilees

Completed Weeks

Jubilees

Weeks

Years

Missing Sabbaths

Actual years

390

7 - 8

1,14,21,28,35,42,49

8

0

0

64

392

40

0 - 1

1,14,21,28,35

0

6

0

6

42

           

70

434

Second possibility: Correct years, but missing Sabbaths (too little):

Total years

Completed Jubilees

Completed Weeks

Jubilees

Weeks

Years

Missing Sabbaths

Actual years

390

7 - 8

1,14,21,28,35,42,49

7

6

5

62

390

40

0 - 1

1,14,21,28,35

0

5

5

5

40

           

67

430

In an attempt to find the correct years and the correct missing Sabbaths, we continue to be either in excess of the years or too little in missing Sabbaths.

Total years

Completed Jubilees

Completed Weeks

Jubilees

Weeks

Years

Missing Sabbaths

Actual years

390

7 - 8

1,14,21,28,35,42,49

7

7

0

63

392

40

0 - 1

1,14,21,28,35

0

6

0

6

42

           

69

434

As I did this test I made the most awesome discovery, which perfectly matched the prophecy to Daniel: “25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalemuntilthe coming of the Anointed One, a Prince, shall be seven weeks of years and sixty-two weeks of years...” The prophecy did not only refer to the tribes of Judah, but to “...your (Daniel’s) people...” Thus, this prophecy is a direct counting of the missing Sabbaths for both the tribes of Judah and Israel. Praise the God of Israel. Did YHWH then round off the years, in order to count 390 years for Israel and 40 years for Judah?

Total years

Completed Jubilees

Completed Weeks

Jubilees

Weeks

Years

Missing Sabbaths

Actual years

390

7 - 8

1,14,21,28,35,42,49

7

6

0

62

385

40

0 - 1

1,14,21,28,35

0

7

0

7

49

           

69

434

Thus, the prophecy, which YHWH gave to the prophet Daniel, counted the total time it would take to account for the Sabbaths for both the Houses of Israel and Judah. This truly is a mystery unlocked. If this is true this mystery is far deeper than meets the eye.

As we have seen it would take 70 years for the Israelites to fully pay for their sins. Thus, the date from which to count can now be determined on different prophetic levels, depending, which tribe’s sins we are trying to account for.

If we try to account for the tribe of Judah’s sins, until its sins would be paid for, then we must count, until the coming of Messiah, 69 weeks or 483 years later. If we want to account for the sins committed by the lost tribes of Israel, then we must remember they rejected not only the law, but were still lost when the Messiah came, for Yahshua said about them: “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. “ (Matt 15:24 Ampl) Yahshua even told a parable to explain how He was sent for both the Jews as well the lost tribes of Israel, saying: 16 And I have other sheep beside these that are not of this fold. I must bring and impel those also; and they will listen to My voice and heed My call, and so there will be [they will become] one flock under one Shepherd. [Ezek. 34:23.] 17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My own life - to take it back again.(John 10:16-17 Ampl) Even the apostle James, one of the first disciples of Yahshua and one of the three leaders in Jerusalem, wrote to the other 10 lost tribes of Israel, saying: 1 JAMES, A servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered abroad, among the Gentiles in the dispersion : Greetings, rejoice! 2 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. 3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. ( Jas 1:1-3 Ampl) Both the House of Ephraim and the House of Judah still had to go through many trials and tribulations before they would be finally set free from sin. Not, until they have accepted their Messiah and King, would their sins be paid.

Yahshua made it clear that He would pay for the sin of His people, by His own death, not 7 times, but 70 times 7 (70x7), as was prophesied: “...not up to seven times, but seventy times seven!” Until they were set free, not only from captivity of other nations, so that they would be able to go back into captivity again, but also from the captivity of sin, which will last for eternity.

The question remains: “When will the sin of both these houses finally be accounted for?” YHWH revealed to the prophet Daniel: Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem...” (Dan 9:24 Ampl) Not only was 70 years decreed for them to complete under Nebuchadnezzar, or to complete, until Yahshua comes, but until Yahshua comes to reign as their God and eternal King.

The prophet Jeremiah prophesied about this deliverance, after 70 years, saying: 10 For thus says the Lord, When 70 years are completed for Babylon , I will visit you and keep My good promise to you, causing you to return to this place . 11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. 12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. 13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. [Deut. 4:29-30.] 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will release you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and all the places to which I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive. ( Jer 29:10-14 Ampl) Unfortunately we, the gentiles, have not only been slaves to other nations, under captivity, but slaves of the spiritual kingdom of Babylon. Therefore, we still await a day and hour, when the Messiah will save us, once and for eternity, from this captivity.

Salvation from Babylon still awaits those who do not want anything to do with her wicked deeds of darkness, as was revealed to the apostle John: 1 ONE OF the seven angels who had the seven bowls then came and spoke to me, saying, Come with me! I will show you the doom, sentence, judgment of the great harlot or idolatress who is seated on many waters, [Jer. 51:13.] 2 She with whom the rulers of the earth have joined in prostitution (idolatry) and with the wine of whose immorality (idolatry) the inhabitants of the earth have become intoxicated. [Jer. 25:15, 16.] 3 And [the angel] bore me away [rapt] in the Spirit into a desert (wilderness), and I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast that was all covered with blasphemous titles (names), and he had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness and vice. [Jer. 51:7.] 5 And on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery [with a secret symbolic meaning]: Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes (idolatresses) and of the filth and atrocities and abominations of the earth. 6 I also saw that the woman was drunk, [drunk] with the blood of the saints (God's people) and the blood of the martyrs [who witnessed] for Jesus. And when I saw her, I was utterly amazed and wondered greatly.

7 But the angel said to me, Why do you wonder? I will explain to you the [secret symbolic meaning of the] mystery of the woman, as well as of the beast having the seven heads and ten horns that carries her:

8 The beast that you saw [once] was, but [now] is no more, and he is going to come up out of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and proceed to go to perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they look at the beast, because he [once] was, but [now] is no more, and he is [yet] to come . [Dan. 7:3.] 9 This calls for a mind [to consider that is packed] with wisdom and intelligence [it is something for a particular mode of thinking and judging of thoughts, feelings, and purposes]. The seven heads are seven hills upon which the woman is sitting; 10 And they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one still exists [and is reigning] ; the other [the seventh] has not yet appeared, and when he does arrive, he must stay [but] a brief time. 11 And as for the beast that [once] was, but now is no more, he [himself] is an eighth ruler (king, head) , but he is of the seven and belongs to them, and he goes to perdition. 12 Also the ten horns that you observed are ten rulers (kings) who have as yet received no royal dominion , but together they are to receive power and authority as rulers for a single hour , along with the beast. [Dan. 7:20-24.] 13 These have one common policy (opinion, purpose), and they deliver their power and authority to the beast. 14 They will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings--and those with Him and on His side are chosen and called [elected] and loyal and faithful followers. [Dan. 2:47.] 15 And [the angel further] said to me, The waters that you observed, where the harlot is seated, are races and multitudes and nations and dialects (languages). 16 And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will [be the very ones to] hate the harlot (the idolatrous woman); they will make her cheerless (bereaved, desolate), and they will strip her and eat up her flesh and utterly consume her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His own purpose by acting in harmony in surrendering their royal power and authority to the beast, until the prophetic words (intentions and promises) of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman that you saw is herself the great city which dominates and controls the rulers and the leaders of the earth. (Rev 17:1-18 Ampl) Let us not be deceived in thinking that Rome only has enslaved us, but rather Satan, using sin, has kept us in bondage and slavery of sin, poverty and sickness.

Throughout the last 2500 years the Israelites and those who desired to serve YHWH, fully committed in obedience to Him, through faith in Yahshua, has been under many trials and tribulations and wars, under different kings and kingdoms or Presidents, who have ruled over its people harshly to oppress the fatherless and the widow.

Yahshua revealed that there is a mystery hidden in Babylon, giving John more prophetic detail regards this mystery system of rulership and its kings and their rulership throughout time, saying: “ The beast that you saw once was, but now is no more, and he is going to come up out of the Abyss or the bottomless pit and proceed to go to perdition. ” We have already looked that the great depth of this mystery and that which Yahshua had revealed to us. See The Fourth Thunder

As we have seen, because the Israelites did not repent when YHWH warned and punished them the first time, He punished them 7 times more, so that they would be in captivity 7 times more. YHWH ultimately knew when the tribes would return back to Him and when He would wipe away their tears from their eyes. They could never, in their own righteousness, have paid for their sins, yet YWHW, in His righteousness, has kept count of the missing Sabbaths of Israel and Judah, in order to bring in a spiritual and actual year of jubilee, when the land, which was taken from them, because of sin, will be returned to them at the appointed time.

From the time when the Israelites first rejected YHWH’s commands at Horeb, when YHWH gave them His eternal covenants, commanding them to keep His commands and His ‘times and seasons,’ they sinned against Him, in unfaithfulness. Later Israel asked for a king, rejecting their true eternal King and God, asking for a king to rule over them. From that time Israel constantly kept backsliding, rejecting the laws of YHWH. During that time YHWH started sending them His prophets to call them back to Him, but they refused YHWH by refusing those whom He sent, as was written: 25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt to this day , I have persistently sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them daily, early and late. 26 Yet the people would not listen to and obey Me or bend their ears to Me, but stiffened their necks and behaved worse than their fathers. ( Jer 7:25-26 Ampl) YHWH defined the time from which He had tried to turn His people back and restore them back to Him. He kept count of their sin from the time they entered the Promised Land (Around 1406 BC).

Chronological Time line of kings of Israel & Judah & prophets

After the sin of David, YHWH, in His mercy, promised David that He would not punish him in his generation, but in the generation after him. After the reign of Solomon, the kingdom of David was torn into the 10 northern and the 2 southern tribes at around 933 BC. After this time the northern kingdom became more and more wicked, turning to the worship of other gods and their rituals, forsaking the laws and the ‘times and seasons’ of YHWH, while Judah remained more faithful, yet also sinned against YHWH under its different kings.

Judah also drifted away from keeping the ‘times and seasons’ of YHWH, warning them through the prophet Jeremiah, from 627-586 BC, until the second temple was destroyed, to return to YHWH. By 606-605 BC, the wrath of God against the tribes of Judah had already started to be released, when He rose up the king of Babylon. Both Israel and Judah did not fully obey the commands of YHWH, allowing the land to rest; therefore they were cast into captivity for 70 years.

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40 Years – The Captivity of the House of Judah

The tribe of Judah was cast into captivity for a period of 70 years to allow the land to rest. They started to come out from captivity when Artaxeres gave the command to restore Jerusalem in 454 BC. After Judah came back into the land of Israel, they again turned to other gods, neglecting the times and seasons of YHWH, therefore their punishment was increased 7 times more (40 x 7), now casting them into captivity for 280 years, which lasted until the evil ruler, Antiochus Epiphanes (167 BC), who came to oppress and brutally kill them.

When Yahshua came, they rejected Him as their Messiah. Yahshua warned them that no other sign would be given them accept the sign of Jonah, granting them a grace period of 40 years, within which they had to repent otherwise they would be cast into captivity for a period of 1960 years (7 x 280 years), or 40 Jubilees (40 x 49 years) punishing them 7 time more. When Caesar Titus came, they burnt the city of Jerusalem in 70 AD and they were cast into a spiritual wilderness of 40 prophetic years of Jubilees (40 x 49 = 1960 Years). When we count from 70 AD 1960 years, we arrive at 2030 AD. If we count a prophetic time period of 40 Jubilees, with a 360 year, we arrive in 2001 AD. Thus, the Jews were to be a total of 2280 years (40 + 280 + 1960 Years) under oppression, which is about 2300 years of tribulation.

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390 Years – the Captivity of the House of Israel or Ephraim

After the northern tribes were scattered in 722 BC they never returned to YHWH until this day. They kept sinning against YHWH even after having been consistently warned through His prophets. Therefore YHWH increased their punishment 7 times more, amounting to a total amount of 2730 years. Thus, counting 2730 prophetic years (2690.83 Years) from the time of the exile of the House of Israel (722 BC), we arrive at the year 1968 AD. If we count 2730 years from the time of Israel’s exile, then we arrive at the year 2008 AD.

In total, YHWH promised that both Judah and Israel would be in captivity 70 years or 70 Jubilees, which amounts to 3430 years, and then their sin would be completely paid. When we count from around 1414 – 1406 BC, 3430 years, we arrive at around 2016 - 2024 AD, when the sin of Israel will be paid, when the final or 121 th Jubilee will begin.

In conclusion, YHWH’s ‘times and seasons’ do perfectly point to the future fulfilment of prophecy. The prophetic week, stretching from 583 BC to 1948 AD is an awesome example of this.

After having proved that YHWH’s ‘times and seasons’ do point, perfectly to the future fulfilment of prophecy, I have purposefully used different dates in history to count from, arriving at inconsequent dates for the time of the fulfilment of prophecy in the future. Why? Because we have lost the actual ‘times and seasons’ of YHWH’s time keeping clock, but can see the estimated times. We simply do not know exactly where we are in time, according to the Hebrew calendar.

There are many reasons why we do cannot perfectly determine the day and the hour from these types and shadow:

  • We do not know when the earth begun about 6000 years ago?
  • We do not know the exact dates in history for certain historic events, like:
    • The date when Moses left Egypt the first time. All other calculations as based on this exact time. (Between 4004 – 3858 BC)
    • The date when the command by Artaxeres went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem (Around 457- 454 BC)
  • We do not know exactly where in time is the 7-years Sabbath cycle today?
  • We do not know where in time the 49-Year Sabbath or Jubilee cycle is today either?

But what do we know? And what did we discover from these prophetic shadow pictures in history?

  • The prophetic cycles are perfectly linked with
    • The country of Israel – Returning to the land (Around 1414 BC)
    • The city of Jerusalem – From exile or siege to returning of the city

(Around 586 BC, 454 BC, 167 BC, 70 AD, 554 AD, 614 AD, 632 AD, 1948 AD, 1967 AD, 1973 AD)

    • The Temple in Jerusalem – From the destruction to rebuilding and the temple sacrifices
      • First Temple (Around 583-516 BC)
      • The Second Temple (Around 70 AD, 688 AD)

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