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YHWH's Times and Seasons

Part 8 – Counting Prophetic Years

The Sixth Prophetic Level – Actual Years

This day...

The Prophet Moses

The Prophet Ezekiel

Siege of Jerusalem – 587 BC

Jeconiah

Age discrepancy

During exile

Release from captivity

Dating Jeconiah's reign

Dating the fall of Jerusalem using Jechoniah's dating

Yom Kippur

The Two prophets Zechariah & Haggai

Rebuilding the Second Temple

They will be able to discern the times

The Interpretation of the Dream

From the time the command goes out...

Independence and first years

The Feast of Shavuot / Pentecost

There shall be 62 weeks of years

Streams in the desert

70 Shavuot’s decreed

The Last Trumpet

I make you a sign to the people

 

 

YHWH’s Times and Seasons 

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Part 8 – Counting Prophetic Years

4 ...shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end.

Then many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book],

and knowledge of God's purposes as revealed by His prophets shall be increased and become great.

(Dan 12:4 Ampl)

The Sixth Prophetic Level – Actual Years

The next prophetic level or cog, which will help us to unlock the ‘times and seasons’ of YHWH, is literal years. The prophetic time table of YHWH, which will be perfectly fulfilled by Yahshua, is on time. It is only man who has lost the understanding of time, not God. The apostle Paul confirms how all that was prophesied will be fulfilled according to YHWH’s ‘times and 4 Angels on the 4 corners of the earth seasons,’ as was prophesied: 1 BUT AS to the suitabletimes and the precise seasons and dates , brethren, you have no necessity for anything being written to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the [ return of the] Lord will come [ as unexpectedly and suddenly] as a thief in the night. 3 When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape. 4 But you are not in [ given up to the power of] darkness, brethren, for that day to overtake you by surprise like a thief. (1Thess 5:1-4 Ampl) The appointed time of Yahshua is accurate to the day and the hour. In this prophecy Paul revealed a specific day and hour, when sudden destruction will come upon the world, like labour pains upon a pregnant woman. This very day and hour when these terrible times will start, was also prophesied by the apostle John, saying: 13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and from the four horns of the golden altar which stands before God I heard a solitary voice, 14 Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Liberate the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. 15 So the four angels who had been in readiness for that hour in the appointed day, month, and year were liberated to destroy a third of mankind. (Rev 9:13-15 Ampl) The very year, month, day and hour of the beginning of the destruction of a third of mankind was determined by YHWH and referred to by the apostle Paul, saying: “...in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them...”

This was the very reason Yahshua has called, set apart and released me, according to His appointed time, making my life and ministry a sign, which points to the life and ministry of Yahshua and the fulfilment of end time prophecy. Just as He, at the appointed time, started to proclaim: “... The appointed period of time is fulfilled (completed), and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent (have a change of mind which issues in regret for past sins and in change of conduct for the better) and believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to) the good news (the Gospel).(Mark 1:14-15 Ampl) So too, at the appointed time, Yahshua, through dreams, signs and wonders, released me, according to His ‘times and seasons,’ re-synchronizing me with His time clock. This was also the reason ”...why I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice.” (John 18:37 Ampl)

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This day...

In order to count literal years we must find the exact place from which to start counting. The word of YHWH to a prophet defines the exact point from which to count. As we have seen, on every prophetic level the point from which to start counting could be different, yet still prophetically fit the required conditions for fulfilment. Only YHWH, in His wisdom, knew how to define the prophecy in such a way that it would fit all the correct ‘times and seasons.’ Many times YHWH defined the exact time in prophecy in a very specific manner so that only very specific prophetic points in history would be able to fulfil the prophecy.

Many times in the past YHWH told the prophets to mark specific dates, when recording the prophetic message that was given to them.

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The Prophet Moses

3 And Moses said to the people, Earnestly remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage and bondmen, for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place; no leavened bread shall be eaten. 4 This day you go forth in the month Abib . (Ex 13:3-4 Ampl) YHWH, by the mouth of Moses told the Israelites that on this very specific day they will leave Egypt, on the 14th of Abib. Then YHWH commanded the Israelites saying: 13 The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon [the doorposts of] the houses where you are, [that] when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt. [I Cor. 5:7; Heb. 11:28.] 14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial. You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations, keep it as an ordinance forever.(Ex 12:13-14 Ampl) This specific day had to be kept in remembrance, for it pointed to the future deliverance of Israel, not only from bondage of other nations, but also from eternal and spiritual bondage, when YHWH would send their Messiah to become the Lamb of the world. About 1374 years later Yahshua died, as the Lamb of God, on the day of preparation and was taken down and put into the grave, before sun down, which is the beginning of Passover.

By telling Moses, ‘this month’ and ‘this day,’ YHWH synchronized the exact timing of the coming of the Messiah and His death on the cross, becoming the Lamb of God, with His ‘times and seasons,’ nearly one and a half thousand years into the future. YHWH specifically stipulated the continual remembrance of this day, also identifying the very month the Israelites left the land of Egypt, saying: 4 This day you go forth in the month Abib. 5 And when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which He promised and swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of plenty, you shall keep this service in this month . (Ex 13:3 Ampl) Keeping the feast or the day, remembering it for generations into the future, would ensure that at when that specific day of the fulfilment of the words of the prophets does come to pass, the Israelites would be prepared for its fulfilment. Unfortunately the ‘times and seasons’ of YWHW has been lost over thousands of years, because of the deliberate stopping and changing of YHWH’s ‘times and seasons .’

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The Prophet Ezekiel

As we have already seen the purpose of YHWH with the prophet Ezekiel was to intercede for the sins committed by the two houses of Israel. YHWH told the prophet to pin pointed a very specific date, as was written: 1 AGAIN IN the ninth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon , in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, record the name of the day, even of this same day ; the king of Babylon set himself against and assailed Jerusalem this same day . ( Ezek 24:1-2 Ampl) The prophet Ezekiel was among those who had been taken captive by the king of Babylon, as he wrote in the beginning of the book of Ezekiel, saying: 1 NOW when I was in my 30 th year , in the 4th month , in the 5th day of the month , as I was in the midst of captivity beside the river Chebar in Babylonia, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 2 On the 5th day of the month, which was in the 5th year of King Jehoiachin's captivity . (Ezek 1:1-2 Ampl) This is absolutely awesome how accurate this prophet recorded the very days and years and the circumstances in which he had received these words from YHWH. YHWH was very specific to tell the prophet to record the very day.

While the first group of Israelites were already brought to Jerusalem, the prophet received word from YHWH regards the second time that Jerusalem will be besieged, bringing the rest of the house of Judah to Babylon. YHWH revealed the exact day on which they would start the siege against Jerusalem the second time.

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Siege of Jerusalem – 587 BC

In 589 BC, Nebuchadnezzar II laid siege to Jerusalem , culminating in the destruction of the city and its temple in 587 BC. The Temple was plundered by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar when the Babylonians attacked Jerusalem during the brief reign of Jehoiachin c. 598 (2 Kings 24:13), Josiah's grandson. A decade later, Nebuchadnezzar again besieged Jerusalem and after 30 months finally breached the city walls in 587 BCE, subsequently burning the Temple, along with most of the city (2 Kings 25). According to Jewish tradition, the Temple was destroyed on Tisha B'Av , the 9th day of Av (Hebrew calendar).

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Jeconiah

Jeconiah , meaning " God will fortify (his people)"; also known as Coniah and as Jehoiachin, was a king of Judah who was dethroned by the King of Babylon in the 6th Century BCE and was taken into captivity. Most of what is known about Jeconiah is found in the Hebrew Bible . After many excavations in Iraq , records of Jeconiah's existence have been unearthed, such as the Jehoiachin's Rations Tablets . These tablets were excavated near the Ishtar Gate in Babylon and have been dated to c. 592 BC. Written in Cuneiform , they mention Jeconiah ("Ia-'-ú-kinu") and his five sons as recipients of food ration in Babylon. [2] Comparing Babylonian records with date references found in Hebrew biblical texts, the length of Jeconiah's captivity can accurately be determined. To some extent, even the dating of the Fall of Jerusalem can be established to 597 BCE.

King Jeconiah reigned three months and ten days, from December 9, 598 to March 15/16, [3] 597 BCE . [4] He succeeded his father, Jehoiakim , King of Judah [ 2Ki.24:6 ] in December 598 BCE, after raiders from surrounding lands invaded Jerusalem [ 2Ki.24:2 ] and killed Jehoiakim, his father. It is likely that the King of Babylon was behind this effort, as a response to Jehoiakim's revolt, starting sometime after 601 BCE. 3 months and 10 days after Jeconiah was established King, the armies of Nebuchadnezzar II seized Jerusalem that following spring . The intention was to take high class Judian captives and assimilate them into Babylonian society. On March 15/16th, 597 BCE, [5] Jeconiah, his entire household and three thousand prestigious Jews, were exiled to Babylon.

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Age discrepancy

Comparing certain sources, there is an age discrepancy as to how old Jeconiah was when he began his rule. Masoretic Text versions of 2 Chronicles 36:9 say that his rule began at the age of eight as was written: 9 Jehoiachin was eight[een] years old then; he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem. He did evil in the Lord's sight. [II Kings 24:8.] 10 In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon, with the precious vessels of the house of the Lord, and made Zedekiah the [boy's] brother king over Judah and Jerusalem. (2Chron 36:9-10 Ampl)

The Septuagint and Syriac versions of 2 Chronicles 36:9 , have his rulership starting at the age of eighteen. Of the Vulgate , Challenor 's note in the Douay-Rheims Bible, reconciles this discrepancy: "He was associated by his father to the kingdom, when he was but eight years old; but after his father's death, when he reigned alone, he was eighteen years old." [6]

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During exile

After Jeconiah was deposed as king, Jeconiah's uncle, Zedekiah, [2Ki.24:17] was allowed by Nebuchadnezzar, to rule Judah. However, while in captivity, the deported Jews still regarded Jeconiah as their legitimate king. Jeconiah would later be regarded as the first of the exilarchs . Even in the book of Ezekiel , the author refers to Jeconiah as king and dates certain events by the number of years he was in exile. The author identifies himself as Ezekiel , a contemporary of Jeconiah, and he never mentions, by name, the successor to the Kingdom of Judah: Zedekiah.

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Release from captivity

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Lunette in the Sistine Chapel of Jeconiah with Shealtiel and Josiah .

As was recorded in the chronicles of the kings: “And in the 37th of year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, on the 27th day of the 12th month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, showed favor to Jehoiachin king of Judah and released him from prison; 28 He spoke kindly to him and ranked him above the kings with him in Babylon (2 Kings 25:27-28 Ampl),” Jeconiah was released from prison "in the 37th year of the exile", in the year that Amel-Marduk (Evil-Merodach) came to the throne. The reference to "the year of the exile" is a reference to an era year number, and not an anniversary period, with the years running in accordance with the Hebrew calendar from autumn 1 Tishri , the start of the Hebrew civil or regnal year.

Babylonian records show that Amel-Marduk began his reign in October 562 BCE. [7] However, the Babylonian regnal year began on 1 Nisan (in the spring), so that Amel-Marduk's accession year officially started on 1 Nisan 562. According to 2 Kings 25:27 , Jeconiah was released from prison "on the 27th day of the 12th month". However, it is not clear whether the Judahite or Babylonian year is being referred to. If Amel-Marduk's accession year was being referred to, the date of release would fall in the spring of 561 BCE. This would result in the first year of captivity being 598/597 BC, according to Judah's Tishri-based calendar, so that his release from prison "in the 37th year" could be in the 562/561 BCE Tishri-based year.

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Dating Jeconiah's reign

The Babylonian Chronicles establish that Nebuchadnezzarcaptured Jerusalem the first time on 2 Adar (16 March) 597 BC. [9] Before Wiseman's publication of the Babylonian Chronicles in 1956, Thiele had determined from Biblical texts that Nebuchadnezzar's initial capture of Jerusalem and its king Jeconiah occurred in the spring of 597 BC, whereas Kenneth Strand points out that other scholars, including Albright, more frequently dated the event to 598 BC. [10] This is one of several instances cited by Strand showing that Thiele's approach of starting with the Biblical texts and assuming they were correct until proven otherwise, combined with his extensive knowledge of the recording methods of ancient historians, produced results that were useful in correcting dates derived from secular history.

Assuming that Jeconiah's reign ended on the day that the Babylonians captured Jerusalem the first time, 2 Adar (16 March) 597 BC, and further assuming that the Jewish calendar in the sixth century BC had the same number of days in the two preceding months as in the modern Jewish calendar, Jehoiachin's reign of three months and ten days ( 2 Chronicles 36:9 ) would have started on 21 Heshvan (9 December) 598 BC.

Following the siege of 597 BC , Nebuchadnezzar installed Zedekiah as tributary king of Judah at the age of twenty-one. However, Zedekiah revolted against Babylon, and entered into an alliance with Pharaoh Hophra , king of Egypt . Nebuchadnezzar responded by invading Judah [1] and began a siege of Jerusalem in January 589 BC . During this siege, which lasted about 30 months, "every worst woe befell the city, which drank the cup of God's fury to the dregs". [2] In 587 BC, the 11th year of Zedekiah's reign, Nebuchadnezzar broke through Jerusalem's walls, conquering the city. Zedekiah and his followers attempted to escape, but were captured on the plains of Jericho and taken to Riblah . There, after seeing his sons killed, Zedekiah was blinded, bound, and taken captive to Babylon, [3] where he remained a prisoner until his death.

After the fall of Jerusalem, the Babylonian general Nebuzaraddan was sent to complete its destruction. Jerusalem was plundered and Solomon's Temple was destroyed . Most of the elite were taken into captivity in Babylon . The city was razed to the ground. Only a small number of people were permitted to remain to tend to the land. [4] Gedaliah was made governor of the remnant of Judah, the Yehud Province , with a Chaldean guard stationed at Mizpah . [5] On hearing this news, the Jews who were in Moab , Ammon , Edom , and in other countries returned to Judah. [6]Gedaliah was assassinated two months later, and the population that had remained and those who had returned then fled to Egypt for safety. [7] In Egypt, they settled in Migdol , Tahpanhes , Noph , and Pathros . [8]

Thiele's reasoning in this regard has been criticized by Rodger C. Young, who advocates the 587 date for the fall of Jerusalem. [12] [13] Young points out Thiele's inconsistent arithmetic, and adds an alternative explanation of the phrase " on that very day" (be-etsom ha-yom ha-zeh) as was written: IN THE 25 th year of our captivity [by Babylon], in the beginning of the year, on the 10 th day of the month, in the 14 th year after the city [of Jerusalem] was taken, on the very same day the hand of the Lord was upon me and He brought me to that place. (Ezek 40:1 Ampl) This phrase is used three times in the book of Leviticus, as was written: 28 And you shall do no work on this day , for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For whoever is not afflicted [by fasting in penitence and humility] on this day shall be cut off from among his people [that he may not be included in the atonement made for them]. 30 And whoever does any work on that same day I will destroy from among his people. (Lev 23:28-30 Ampl) It referred to the Day of Atonement , always observed on the 10 th of Tishri , and Ezekiel's writings in several places show familiarity with the Book of Leviticus. [14] A further argument in favor of this interpretation is that in the same verse, Ezekiel says it was Rosh Hashanah (New Year's Day) and also the tenth of the month , indicating the start of a Jubilee year , since only in a Jubilee year did the year begin on the tenth of Tishri, the Day of Atonement as was written: 8 And you shall number 7 sabbaths or weeks of years for you, 7 times 7 years, so the total time of the 7 weeks of years shall be 49 years. 9 Then you shall sound abroad the loud trumpet on the 10 th day of the 7 th month [almost October]; on the Day of Atonementblow the trumpet in all your land. 10 And you shall hallow the 50 th 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 50 th 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. 12 For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat the [sufficient] increase of it out of the field. (Lev 25:8-12 Ampl) The Talmud (tractate Arakin 12a,b) and the Seder Olam (chapter 11) also say that Ezekiel saw his vision at the beginning of a Jubilee year, the 17th, consistent with this interpretation of Ezekiel 40:1. Because this offers an alternative explanation to Thiele's interpretation of Ezekiel 40:1, and because Thiele's chronology for Jeconiah seems incompatible with the records of the Babylonian Chronicle, the infobox below dates the end of Jeconiah's reign to 2 Adar (16 March) 597 BC, the date of the first capture of Jerusalem as given in the Babylonian records. Thiele's dates for Jeconiah, however, and his date of 586 BC for the fall of Jerusalem, continue to hold considerable weight with the scholarly community. [15] [16] The 586 BC date for Jerusalem's fall will also continue to be popular with scholars who hold that, for one reason or another, Zedekiah's years must be measured in an accession sense ( year one was not until his first full year of reign).

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Dating the fall of Jerusalem using Jechoniah's dating

The reign of Jeconiah is considered important in establishing the chronology of events in the early sixth century BC in the Middle East . This includes resolving the date of the fall of Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar . As was written: 5 So the city was besieged until the 11th year of King Zedekiah. [II Chron. 36:11-13.] 6 And in the 4th month, on the 9th day of the month, the famine was so severe in the city that there was no bread for the people of the land. 7 Then the city [wall] was broken through, so that all the men of war might flee, and they went forth out of the city by night [as Ezekiel had foretold] by way of the gate between the two walls by the king's garden, though the Chaldeans were round about the city. And they [the Jewish soldiers fled] by way of the Arabah (the Jordan Valley). [Ezek. 12:12.] (Jer 52:5-7 Ampl) The city wall was breached in the summer month of Tammuz in the eleventh year of Zedekiah .

Historians, however, have been divided on whether the year was 587 or 586 BC. A 1990 study listed eleven scholars who preferred 587 and eleven who preferred 586. [17] The Babylonian records of the second capture of Jerusalem have not been found, and scholars looking at the chronology of the period must rely on the Biblical texts, as correlated with extant Babylonian records from before and after the event. In this regard, the Biblical texts regarding Jeconiah are especially important, because the time of his reign in Jerusalem was fixed by Donald Wiseman 's 1956 publication, and this is consistent with his 37th year of captivity overlapping the accession year of Amel-Marduk, as mentioned above.

Ezekiel 's treatment of Jeconiah's dates are a starting point for determining the date of the fall of Jerusalem. He dated his writings according to the years of captivity he shared with Jeconiah, and he mentions several events related to the fall of Jerusalem in those writings. In Ezekiel 40:1 , Ezekiel dates his vision to the 25th year of the exile and 14 years after the city fell. If Ezekiel and the author of 2 Kings 25:27 were both using Tishri-based years, the 25th year would be 574/573 BC and the fall of the city, 14 years earlier, would be in 588/587, i.e. in the summer of 587 BC. This is consistent with other texts in Ezekiel related to the fall of the city as was written: 21 In the 12 th year of our captivity [in Babylon], in the 10 th[month], on the 5 th [day] of the month, a man who had escaped out of Jerusalem came to me [Ezekiel], saying, The city [Jerusalem] is taken. 22 Now the hand of the Lord had been upon me in the evening before this one who had escaped came, and He had opened my mouth [in readiness for the fugitives] coming to me in the morning, and my mouth was opened and I was no longer dumb. ( Ezek 33:21-22 Ampl ) This relates that a refugee arrived in Babylon and reported the fall of Jerusalem in the 12 th year, 10 th month of "our exile."Measuring from the first year of exile, 598/597, this was January of 586 BC, incompatible with Jerusalem falling in the summer of 586 BC, but consistent with its fall in the summer of 587 BC.

Thiele held to a 586 BC date for the capture of Jerusalem and the end of Zedekiah's reign. Recognizing to some extent the importance of Ezekiel's measuring time by the years of captivity of Jeconiah, and in particular the reference to the 25th year of that captivity in Ezekiel 40:1. Although the Babylonian tablets dealing with the final fall and destruction of Jerusalem have not been found, it should be noticed that the testimony of Ezekiel 40:1 is definitive in regard to the year 586 BC. Since Ezekiel had his vision of the temple on the 25th anniversary of his and Jehoiachin's captivity ( 28 April 573), and since this was the 14th year after Jerusalem's fall, the city must have fallen 11 years after the captivity. Eleven years after 597 BC is 586 BC. [18]

The logic here is mistaken. In order to justify his 586 date, Thiele had assumed that the years of captivity for Jeconiah must be calendar years starting in Nisan, in contrast to the Tishri-based years that he used everywhere else for the kings of Judah. He also assumed that Jeconiah's captivity or exile was not to be measured from Adar of 597 BC, the month Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem and its king according to the Babylonian Chronicle, but in the next month, Nisan, when Thiele assumed Jeconiah began the trip to Babylon. These assumptions are not unreasonable, and, granting them, the first year of captivity would be the year starting in Nisan of 597 BC. The 25th year of captivity would start in Nisan of 573 BC, (573/572) 24 years later. Years of captivity must be measured in this non-accession sense (the year in which the captivity started was considered year one of the captivity), otherwise the 37th year of captivity, the year in which Jeconiah was released from prison, would start on Nisan 1 of 560 BC (597 – 37), two years after the accession year of Amel-Marduk, according to the dating of his accession year that can be fixed with exactitude by the Babylonian Chronicle. Thiele then noted that Ezekiel 40:1 says that this 25th year of captivity was 14 years after the city fell. 14 years before 573/572 is 587/586, and since Thiele is assuming Nisan years for the captivity, this period ended the day before Nisan 1 of 586 BC. But this is three months and nine days before Thiele's date for the fall of the city on 9 Tammuz 586 BC. Even Thiele's assumption that the years of captivity were measured from Nisan does not reconcile Ezekiel's chronology for the captivity of Jeconiah with a 586 date, and the calculation given above that uses the customary Tishri-based years yields the summer of 587, consistent with all other texts in Ezekiel related to Jeconiah's captivity.

Another text in Ezekiel offers a clue to why there has been such a conflict over the date of Jerusalem's fall in the first place. The records of the prophet Ezekiel recorded: In the 9th year, in the 10th month on the 10th day, the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 2 "Son of man, record this date, this very date, because the king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day." ( Ezek 24:1-2 Ampl) Assuming that dating here is according to the years of exile of Jeconiah, as elsewhere in Ezekiel, the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem began on January 27, 589 BC. [19] This can be compared to a similar passage in 2 Kings 25:1 : 1 IN THE 9 th year of Zedekiah's reign, on the 10 th day of the 10 th month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem and laid siege to it, and they built siege works against it round about. 2 The city was besieged [nearly two years] until the 11 th year of King Zedekiah. (2 Kings 25:1-2 Ampl) So in the 9th year of Zedekiah's reign, on the 10th day of the 10th month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He encamped outside the city and built siege works all around it.

The 9th year, 10th month, 10th day in Ezekiel is identical to the period in 2 Kings 25:1. In Ezekiel, the years are everywhere else measured according to Jeconiah's captivity, which must be taken in a non-accession sense, so that the beginning of the siege was eight actual yearsafter the beginning of the captivity. The comparison with 2 Kings 25:1 would indicate that Zedekiah's years in 2 Kings were also by non-accession reckoning. His eleventh year, the year in which Jerusalem fell, would then be 588/587 BC, in agreement with all texts in Ezekiel and elsewhere that are congruent with that date. Some who maintain the 586 date therefore maintain that in this one instance, Ezekiel, without explicitly saying so, switched to the regnal years of Zedekiah, although Ezekiel apparently regarded Jeconiah as the rightful ruler and never names Zedekiah in his writing. Another view is that a later copyist, aware of the 2 Kings passage, modified it and inserted it into the text of Ezekiel.

After much research, scholars have found that for both the records of the Chronicles of the kings and the word of YHWH, to the prophet Ezekiel, to match, the fall of Jerusalem must have been between 588 – 587BC. Did YHWH command the prophet Ezekiel to record this day very specifically only because on this day the rest of Israel would start to be completely brought into captivity and the temple would be destroyed 30 days later (586BC) Or did YHWH mark this day for the future fulfilment of prophecy on another prophetic level at another point in His prophetic cog of gears? Why then did YHWH appear to the prophet on the very day of the Feast of Atonement, on the beginning of a jubilee year? Thus YHWH was synchronizing His people to the jubilee cycle of 49 years again.

The Fall of Jerusalem

Having determined that the 25th year of captivity of Jeconiah is not only the day of the Feast of Atonement, but also the year of Jubilee, which according to historians are 28 Sept 573 BC. Comparing this jubilee relative to the estimate beginning of the time of this age, we find that it must be 67th jubilee from the beginning of the age, since Adam. Thus 53 more jubilees would be left until 120 Jubilees ( 50 x 120 = 6000 years ) have been completed. Counting from this time 2597 years ( 53 x 49 years ), arrive in the year 2024 AD ( 573 BC – 2597 years ) .

In order to find the beginning of the 119th Jubilee, we subtract 50 years and arrive at 1975 AD. This cannot be, since the Yom Kippur war was fought in 1973 AD. Thus the 25th year of the exile of Jeconiah must have been between 574/573 BC. Thus, the 120 th Jubilee will end 2023 AD and 50 years earlier would be the Day of Atonement 1973, the day that the Yom Kippur war started.

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Yom Kippur

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Egyptian forces crossing the Suez Canal on October 7

Date

October 6–25, 1973

Location

Both banks of the Suez Canal , Golan Heights , and surrounding regions

Result

The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War, also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War and the Fourth Arab–Israeli War, was a war of aggression [38] fought by the coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973.

The war began when the coalition launched a joint surprise attack on Israel on Yom Kippur , the holiest day in Judaism, which occurred that year during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . Egyptian and Syrian forces crossed ceasefire lines to enter the Israeli-held Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights respectively, which had been captured and occupied since the 1967 Six-Day War . Both the United States and the Soviet Union initiated massive resupply efforts to their respective allies during the war, and this led to a near-confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers. [39]

The war began with a massive and successful Egyptian crossing of the Suez Canal . After crossing the cease-fire lines, Egyptian forces advanced virtually unopposed into the Sinai Peninsula . After three days, Israel had mobilized most of its forces and managed to halt the Egyptian offensive, settling into a stalemate . The Syrians coordinated their attack on the Golan Heights to coincide with the Egyptian offensive and initially made threatening gains into Israeli-held territory. Within three days, however, Israeli forces had managed to push the Syrians back to the pre-war ceasefire lines. They then launched a four-day counter-offensive deep into Syria. Within a week, Israeli artillery began to shell the outskirts of Damascus . As Egyptian president Anwar Sadat began to worry about the integrity of his major ally, he believed that capturing two strategic passes located deeper in the Sinai would make his position stronger during the negotiations. He therefore ordered the Egyptians to go back on the offensive, but the attack was quickly repulsed. The Israelis then counterattacked at the seam between the two Egyptian armies, crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt, and began slowly advancing southward and westward in over a week of heavy fighting which inflicted heavy casualties on both sides.

On October 22 a United Nations-brokered ceasefire quickly unraveled, with each side blaming the other for the breach. By October 24, the Israelis had improved their positions considerably and completed their encirclement of Egypt's Third Army and the city of Suez. This development led to tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. As a result, a second ceasefire was imposed cooperatively on October 25 to end the war. At the conclusion of hostilities, Israeli forces were 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Damascus and 101 kilometres (63 mi) from Cairo .

The war had far-reaching implications. The Arab World , which had been humiliated by the lopsided rout of the Egyptian–Syrian–Jordanian alliance in the Six-Day War, felt psychologically vindicated by early successes in the conflict. In Israel, despite impressive operational and tactical achievements on the battlefield, the war effectively ended its sense of invincibility and complacency. The war also challenged many American assumptions; the United States initiated new efforts at mediation and peacemaking. These changes paved the way for the subsequent peace process. The Camp David Accords that followed led to the return of the Sinai to Egypt and normalized relations—the first peaceful recognition of Israel by an Arab country. Egypt continued its drift away from the Soviet Union and left the Soviet sphere of influence entirely.

The prophet Ezekiel had to intercede for very specific time periods for the sin committed by both the houses, Judah and Israel. If we assume that the word of YHWH came to the prophet at the end of the seven days after having received the first revelation from YHWH, then the assumed day on which the prophet had received the word of YHWH, regards the missing Sabbaths and the restoration of Israel, was given to the prophet two years after the first captives were taken, during the fifth year of Jehoiachin captivity, in the 4th month , on the 12th day of the month (Middle July/August) in 594 BC. Ezekiel sat with the people in mourning for 7 days and afterwards started his prophetic siege of Jerusalem and intercession of 390 days for Israel’s iniquity and 40 days for Judah’s iniquity. Ezekiel had to act out the siege against Jerusalem, as was written: 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. ( Ezek 4:1-3 Ampl)

The siege of Jerusalem started in December 589BC and lasted 900 days, after which the walls of Jerusalem was broken down and the city bridged and taken by Babylon in July/August 586BC, 3 years later. The first temple was destroyed 30 days later, but the sacrifices made to YHWH did not stop until 583BC, another 3 years later. This means that it took exactly 7 prophetic years ( 390 + 1260 + 930 days ) from the time that the prophet Ezekiel had started his 7 day fast before YHWH, sitting in sackcloth, until the city of Jerusalem was taken and the temple broken down, 30 days later.

Ezekiel's week

Thus, prophetically it took 7 prophetic years plus 2 leap months ( 1260 + 30 + 1260 + 30 days ) from the prophetic siege of Ezekiel until the temple was broken down in July 586BC. Therefore, it took 2 x “Times, Time and half a time” with a ‘Time’ being 360 days. Written in another way: ‘Times’ would become 720 days ( 2 x 360 days ); ‘Time’ would be 360 days and ‘Half a Time’ would become 180 days ( 360/2 days ). Broken down this becomes 1290 + 1260 days + 1 leap month.

TIME

TIMES

HALF-TIME

==> 3½ times

(1 year) 
360 days

(2 years) 
720 days

(½-year) 
180 days

= 3½ years
= 1260 days

Or, + 30 days = 390 (if we here add the leap month)

Or, + 30 days = 750 (if we here add the leap month)

Or, + 30 days = 210 (if we here add the leap month)

= 1290 
(or 1260 + 30 days)

Ezekiel’s siege |July 593 __390 (of Ezk) + 1260 + 900 (siege) -1 dy __July 586|Exile

Ezekiel’s siege |July 593 ______3½ "times" + 3½ "times"____July 586|Exile

Ezekiel’s siege |July 593 ___ 720, 390 , 180, + 720, 360 , 180__July 586|Exile

Ezekiel ’s siege |July 593 _1290 + 1260 days + 1 leap month__July 586|Exile

Through Ezekiel’s intercession and the specific ‘times and seasons’, which YHWH used in his ministry, YHWH revealed awesome prophetic depth, which also refers to a prophetic week. YHWH counted 3½ "times" + 3½ times ” before the fulfilment of the prophetic act was fulfilled. Could this means that YHWH has given us another prophetic pattern to determine the future fulfilment of events?

Using the principle of Ezekiel, YHWH revealed how the prophetic week is broken up into smaller cogs, which each fit into the larger cycle of the 1290 days and the prophetic week. YHWH also through these cogs answers the question: “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” YHWH gave the answer, saying: “...that it shall be for a time, times, and a half a timeor 3.5 years; and when they have made an end of shattering and crushing the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” (Dan 12:7 Ampl) Thus many prophetic events lasted 2 x 3½ "times" or 7 years.

Through the ministry of Ezekiel we discover an awesome revelation, which can be used to determine the completion of events on large scale cog gears, which stretches over thousands of years. Using the day-for-a-year principle, counting twice the period of 1260 years plus 30 leap years added or 1290 years into the future or 1260 plus 1260 years (plus 60 leap years added) or 2520 / 2550 or 2580 years, or we find specific fulfilments of the prophetic words of the prophets, finding the end of large seasons of completion. In my research I found many different cycles of completion, but will not be handling them here.

We might only conclude what the prophetic meaning of the three different cycles and there leap years might mean:

  • 2520 Years – Times and Seasons for kingdoms of Israel – 1260 X 2 Years. Different times of completion could be found in the 2520 year cycle:
    • First Temple destroyed – Hitler becoming dictator – 586 BC1934 AD
    • Stopping of sacrifices - Hitler begun preparing for Holocaust – 583BC1937AD
  • 2550 Years – Times and Seasons for kingdoms of Israel – 1260 + 1290 Years. Different times of completion could be found in the 2550 year cycle:
  • 2580 Years – Times and Seasons for Kingdoms of the world – 1290 X 2 Years. Different times of completion could be found in the 2580 year cycle:
  • 2670 Years – Times and seasons of blessed Completions – 1335 X 2 Years. Different times of completion could be found in the 2670 year cycle:

See a non exhaustive chart of large completion cycles below:

2550 Years

Making use of the prophetic dates given to the prophet Ezekiel, we find the completion cycle of different times in Ezekiel’s ministry:

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The Two prophets Zechariah & Haggai

YHWH also revealed the beginning of a very specific date to the prophet Haggai, saying: 15 And now, I pray you, consider what will happen from this day onward . Since the time before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord, how have you fared? 16 Through all that time [the harvests have not fulfilled expectations, for] when one has gone expecting to find a heap [of sheaves] of twenty measures, there were but ten; when he has gone to the wine vat to draw out fifty bucketfuls from the press, there were only twenty. 17 I smote you with blight and with mildew and with hail in all [the products of] the labours of your hands; yet you returned not nor were converted to Me, says the Lord. 18 Consider, I pray you, from this day onward , from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month , even from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was [re]laid , consider this:...(Hag 2:15-18 Ampl) YHWH revealed, how from the date that the temple’s rebuilding was resumed, He would begin to bless them again. Thus, from the 24 th day of the 9 th month, which could be around the end of October / November, YHWH again started to remove the joke of bondage from the House of Judah.

All the detail of the rebuilding of the temple was recorded in the book of Ezra, the scribe. How king Cyrus, being the Anointed one in the hand of YHWH, was to help rebuild the second temple, as was written: 1 NOW IN the first year of Cyrus king of Persia [ almost seventy years after the first Jewish captives were taken to Babylon ], that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might begin to be accomplished, YHWH stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and put it also in writing: [Jer. 29:10-14.] 2 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has charged me to build Him a house at Jerusalem in Judah. 3 Whoever is among you of all His people, may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel, in Jerusalem; He is God. ( Ezra 1:1-3 Ampl) Cyrus accepted the God of Israel and was the major contributor to help building the second temple.

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Rebuilding the Second Temple

Based on the biblical account, after the return from Babylonian captivity arrangements were immediately made to reorganize the desolated Yehud Province after the demise of the Kingdom of Judah seventy years earlier . The body of pilgrims, forming a band of 42,360, [4] having completed the long and dreary journey of some four months, from the banks of the Euphrates to Jerusalem, were animated in all their proceedings by a strong religious impulse, and therefore one of their first concerns was to restore their ancient house of worship by rebuilding their destroyed Temple and reinstituting the sacrificial rituals known as the korbanot .

On the invitation of Zerubbabel, the governor, who showed them a remarkable example of liberality by contributing personally 1,000 golden darics, besides other gifts, the people poured their gifts into the sacred treasury with great enthusiasm. [5]First they erected and dedicated the altar of God on the exact spot where it had formerly stood, and they then cleared away the charred heaps of debris which occupied the site of the old temple; and in the second month of the second year (535 BCE), amid great public excitement and rejoicing, the foundations of the Second Temple were laid.

The Samaritans made proposals for co-operation in the work. Zerubbabel and the elders, however, declined all such cooperation, feeling that the Jews must build the Temple without help. Immediately evil reports were spread regarding the Jews. According to Ezra 4:5, the Samaritans sought to " frustrate their purpose" and sent messengers to Ecbatana and Susa, with the result that the work was suspended.

Seven years later , Cyrus the Great , who allowed the Jews to return to their homeland and rebuild the Temple, died, [8] and was succeeded by his son Cambyses . On his death, the "false Smerdis ," an imposter, occupied the throne for some seven or eight months, and then Darius I of Persia became king (522 BCE). In the second year of this monarch the work of rebuilding the temple was resumed and carried forward to its completion, [9] under the stimulus of the earnest counsels and admonitions of the prophets Haggai and Zechariah . It was ready for consecration in the spring of 516 BCE, more than twenty years after the return from captivity. The Temple was completed on the 3rd of the month Adar , in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius, amid great rejoicings on the part of all the people. [10]

The temple construction was hindered and stopped and only later resumed, as was recorded by the scribe Ezra, as is written: 6 From the first day of the seventh month (Tishri 1 or The Feast of Trumpets) they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, but the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid . 8 In the second year of their coming to God's house at Jerusalem, in the second month ( Around May ) , Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Joshua son of Jozadak made a beginning , with the rest of their brethren--the priests and Levites and all who had come to Jerusalem out of the captivity. They appointed the Levites from twenty years old and upward to oversee the work of the Lord's house. ( Ezra 3:6 & 8 Ampl)

If it was not for the two prophets, Zechariah and Haggai, the construction of temple would not have been resumed. YHWH desired the construction to resume before a certain date, before He could bless the people, as was written: 1 Now the prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, son [grandson] of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, Whose Spirit was upon them . 2 Thenrose up Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel [heir to the throne of Judah] and Jeshua son of Jozadak and began to build the house of God in Jerusalem; and with them were the prophets of God [Haggai and Zechariah], helping them. (Ezra 5:1-2 Ampl)

According to historians, the foundation of the second temple was laid around 535 BC. The work was frustrated and stopped for a period of 7 years and 8 months, and only resumed in the 2nd Year of King Darius ( 520 BC ), who reigned during the time of the prophet Daniel. At that time YHWH sent two witnesses who both confirmed that it was His will and desire to complete the rebuilding of the second temple.

The word of YHWH came to Haggai in 2nd year of King Darius, as was written: 1 IN THE 2nd year of Darius king [of Persia], in the 6th month, on the 1st day of the month ( beginning of September ) , the word of the Lord came by means of Haggai the prophet [in Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity] to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest,...” (Haggai 1:1 Ampl) 23 Days later, on the 24th day of the 6th month the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel and the high priest, Joshua, started to be stirred to rebuild the temple. About one month later, on the 21st day of the 7th month, YHWH again send word by Haggai to encourage Zerubbabel and Joshua that He will supply all that is needed and that the latter glory of this house will greater than the former glory. On the 24th day of the 9th month, two months later, from the time that the building of the temple was resumed, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Haggai again, now encouraging them and promising blessing and prosperity from this very day forward. The temple took 4 years to be rebuild, after resuming the second time, the temple was completed on the 3rd day of the 12th month (Adar – Around March –April ) It was consecrated in 516 BC, 20 years later .

 Three times YHWH, through the prophet Haggai, indicated this very specific date, saying: 19 Is the harvested grain any longer in the barn? As to the grapevine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree--they have not yet borne. From this day on I will bless you. 20 And again the word of the Lord came to Haggai on the 24 th day of the month , saying, 21 Speak to Zerubbabel [the representative of the Davidic monarchy and covenant and in direct line of the ancestry of Jesus Christ] governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; [Hag. 2:6; Matt. 1:12, 13.] 22 And I will [in the distant future] overthrow the throne of kingdoms and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the ungodly nations, and I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride in them, and the horses and their riders shall go down, everyone by the sword of his brother. [Dan. 2:34, 35, 44, 45; Rev. 19:11-21.] ( Hag 2:19-22 Ampl) YHWH promises deliverance in the last days, in which He will overthrow the gentile nations who will surround Israel. Thus, the day from which YHWH, promised to bless the House of Judah again, was around 520 BC on the 24 th of the 9th month ( Around the end of October - November ) This is very significant, since through Haggai, YHWH, 70 years after their Babylonian captivity, again re-synchronized the house of Judah back to His ‘times and seasons,’ like a cog of a gear that must again be set to flow with the other gears.

Through another witness, the prophet Zechariah, so that at the mouth of two witnesses, the word of YHWH may be established, He revealed the need that the temple must be rebuild and it must be started before a very specific date, as was prophesied: 9 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Let your hands be strong and hardened, you who in these days hear these words from the mouths of the prophets who on the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid foretold that the temple should be rebuilt. 10 For before those days there was no hire for man nor any hire for beast, neither was there any peace or success to him who went out or came in because of the adversary and oppressor, for I set or let loose all men, every one against his neighbour. 11 But, now in this period since you began to build, I am not to the remnant of this people as in the former days, says the Lord of hosts. 12 For there shall the seed produce peace and prosperity; the vine shall yield her fruit and the ground shall give its increase and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things. (Zech 8:9-12 Ampl) This word of YHWH came to the prophet on a very specific day, as was recorded: 1 AND IN the fourth year of the reign of King Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah on the 4 th day of the 9 th month, Chislev. ( Zech 7:1 Ampl)

The prophet Zechariah started receiving word from YHWH in the 8th month of the 2nd year of the reign of king Darius, as was recorded: “ 1 IN THE 8 th month, in the 2 nd year [of the reign] of Darius , came the word of the Lord to Zechariah son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet,...” (Zech 1:1 Ampl), warning them that YHWH was very angry at the leaders of Judah for not return to Him, keeping His appointed days and feasts. About 4 months later, on the 24th day of the 11th month, YHWH reveal to the prophet that He has compassion on Judah and Israel and will sent craftsmen to scatter the 4 horns that have oppressed them and will be a wall of protection to them. Then through an angel, YHWH explained that the High Priest is like a shadow of our High Priest Yahshua, and how the 7-piped Menorah is a representation of the seven eyes and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. After this the angel showed him an open vision of two olive trees and two branches or Netzers that supplied a ceaseless supply of oil to a bowl on top of the 7-piped Menorah, as was written: “This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying: “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts. 7 For who are you, O Zechariah vision lampstand Menorah great mountain [of human obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who with Joshua had led the return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the temple, before him] you shall become a plain [a mere molehill]! And he shall bring forth the finishing gable stone [of the new temple] with loud shouting of the people, crying, Grace, grace to it!” [Ezra 4:1-5, 24; Isa. 40:4.] 8 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this house; his hands shall also finish it. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger] to you. (Zech 4:6-9 Ampl) YHWH Through this vision which YHWH granted the prophet Zechariah, He send the prophet to the most influential men in the land of Judah, encouraging them to initiate the rebuilding of the second temple. YHWH sends message through the prophet to encourage the governor of Judah that He will help them not only lay the foundation of the temple, but also complete the building of the temple. YHWH also reveals that He will send two witnesses to confirm, though prophetic word, that the temple must be rebuild, thus encouraging Zechariah to fulfil His calling and purpose.

Through this vision, YHWH not only revealed the rebuilding of the second temple, but also reveals the restoration of all things, through the righteousness of Yahshua, when He came the first time, to be a sacrifice for sins, once for all, as was prophesied by Daniel: “...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)...” (Dan 9:24 Ampl) But the prophecy looks into the future, towards the end of the days, foreseeing the ‘Time and season’ of YHWH, when Yahshua will again restore all things, sending His two witnesses to prepare Israel and the church so that they could receive the full blessing of that which Yahshua had made available to them on the cross, through His own blood, as was prophesied: “These are the two sons of oil who stand before the Lord of the whole earth [as His anointed instruments].” [Rev. 11:4.] (Zech 4:14 Ampl)

The word of YHWH came to the prophet Zechariah the first time, in the 2nd year of the reign of king Darius,the 8th month andthe 24th day of the 11 th month and again in the 4th year of the reign of king Darius on the 4th day of the 9th month, around the same time He also appeared to the prophet Haggai, in the 2 nd year of the reign of king Darius, on 1 st day of the 6th month, the 24th day of the 6th month, the 21st day of the 7th month and on the 24th day of the 9th month. Thus the Yahshua appeared to Zechariah the first time in 520 BC, around the end of October and January . 2 Years and 20 days later, in 518 BC around the beginning of November , YHWH commanded the prophet to tell the people of Israel that from that time they will have peace and prosperity again, because they have started rebuilding the temple.

Through the prophet Zechariah, YHWH revealed that the purpose of all that had happened during his time was again to be fulfilled in the future and that all these prophetic days and events were referring to the distant future fulfilment of prophecy, when YHWH would again sent two prophets to help prepare the way and to announce the rebuilding of the final and third temple, as was prophesied: 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues who usually sit before you - for they are men who are a sign or omen, types of what is to come - for behold, I will bring forth My servant the Branch. [Isa. 4:2; Jer. 23:5; 33:15; Zech. 6:12.] (Zech 3:8 Ampl) YHWH revealed to the prophet how the Messiah will be sent to build the true temple, saying: 12 And say to him, Thus says the Lord of hosts: You, Joshuabehold, look at, keep in sight, watch the Man, the Messiah , whose name is the Branch , for He shall grow up in His place and He shall build the true temple of the Lord. [Isa. 4:2; Jer. 23:5; 33:15; Zech. 3:8.] (Zech 6:12 Ampl)

When Yahshua came, at the appointed time, according to the fulfilment of the word of YHWH to the prophet Daniel, He came to rebuild the true temple. Yahshua Himself confirmed to the religious leaders, who challenged Him to give them a sign that He had the authority to cleanse the second temple, that He was that temple, saying: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again . 20 Then the Jews replied, It took forty-six years to build this temple (sanctuary), and will You raise it up in three days? 21 But He had spoken of the temple which was His body . (John 2:19-21 Ampl) By the Holy Spirit, the apostle John pointed out that that Yahshua Himself came to be the Temple of YHWH, therefore, on the very day, while the lambs were being prepared in Israel, on the day of preparation, just before Passover, when Yahshua died, the veil of the temple was torn in two, as was recorded: 44 It was now about the sixth hour (midday), and darkness enveloped the whole land and earth until the ninth hour (about three o'clock in the afternoon), 45 While the sun's light faded or was darkened ; and the curtain of the Holy of Holies of the temple was torn in two. [Exod. 26:31-35.] 46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit! And with these words, He expired. [Ps. 31:5.] (Luke 23:44-46 Ampl) This was the fulfilment of the exact day and hour, when the second temple’s purpose was declared null and void, opening the way into the true temple in heaven, as was prophesied by the prophet Daniel, according to the word of YHWH, saying: 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. (Dan 9:26 Ampl)

Yahshua Himself confirmed that His body was greater than the temple itself, warning of the impending judgement that would come upon the Jews, if they would not accept His sacrifice, saying: 6 But I tell you, Something greater and more exalted and more majestic than the temple is here! 7 And if you had only known what this saying means: “I desire mercy, readiness to help, to spare, to forgive, rather than sacrifice and sacrificial victims, you would not have condemned the guiltless. [Hos. 6:6; Matt. 9:13.] ( Matt 12:6-7 Ampl)

Yahshua was not only greater than the second temple, but was greater than the builder of the First Temple – Solomon, as He, Himself confirmed, when the Pharisees and scribes challenged Him to show them a sign from heaven, proving that He is what He claimed to be, as was written: 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, Teacher, we desire to see a sign or miracle from You [proving that You are what You claim to be]. 39 But He replied to them, An evil and adulterous generation, a generation morally unfaithful to God, seeks and demands a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For even as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth . [Jonah 1:17.] 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, Someone more and greater than Jonah is here! [Jonah 3:5.] 42 The queen of the South will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, Someone more and greater than Solomon is here . [I Kings 10:1; II Chron. 9:1.] (Matt 12:38-42 Ampl)

The types and shadows of the word of YHWH to the two prophets and witnesses, Zechariah and Haggai, who was sent at the appointed time, to prophecy that the temple must first be re-build before YHWH could bless the Israelites, is a direct reference to the prophetic fulfilment of the word of Yahshua to the apostle John, saying: 1 A REED as a measuring rod was then given to me, shaped like a staff, and I was told: Rise up and measure the sanctuary of God and the altar of incense, and number those who worship there. [Ezek. 40:3.] 2 But leave out of your measuring the court outside the sanctuary of God; omit that, for it is given over to the Gentiles (the nations), and they will trample the holy city underfoot for 42 months (3.5 years). [Isa. 63:18; Zech. 12:3.] 3 And I will grant the power of prophecy to My two witnesses for 1,260 (42 months; 3.5 years), dressed in sackcloth. ( Rev 11:1-3 Ampl) Yahshua revealed to John that He will again call two witnesses, who will be two prophets, to testify to the re-building and final completion of the Temple of YWHW and the imminent return of the true temple of YHWH to the earth - Yahshua, as was revealed to Daniel: “ 24 Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem,... ...to anoint the Holy of Holies.”(Dan 9:24 Ampl)

Through these two prophets or witnesses , Zechariah and Haggai, YHWH pointed to the future rebuilding of the temple and restoration of Israel, and how He will again raise up two prophets, who will be witnesses, to rebuild the Third temple and to again restore Israel and His ‘times and seasons.’ Yahshua, who is the fulfilment of prophecy, revealed to the apostle John that He would grant these two prophets the ability to prophecy for a period of 1260 days or 3.5 years, bringing completion and final restoration of all that He desires to accomplish, before He returns for a spotless bride. Yahshua also revealed to the apostle how the Third Temple will be partially destroyed afterwards, leaving only the Holy and the Most Holy places intact. Yahshua revealed how, afterwards the holy city – Jerusalem and the outer court of the Third Temple will be trampled for a period of 3.5 years or 42 months, until all His wrath has been vend on His enemies, who refuses to accept this witness, which He will send them through His two witnesses.

YHWH commanded both these prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, to record the very days that they had received their respective prophesies to Israel, relating to the rebuilding and completion of the temple, again synchronizing them with His ‘times and seasons’ for the future fulfilment of prophecy, when they will find their fulfilment on another prophetic level, referring to the revealing of the two witnesses and the rebuilding of the Third Temple.

In order to find the prophesied, future fulfilment of the times and seasons when two witnesses will be sent and the Third temple be re-build, we make use of the principle, which YHWH had revealed to the prophet Ezekiel in order to find the completion of the full cycle on a large prophetic level, we making use of the 1260 year x 2 principle for Israel and the church:

  • Haggai - Around 520 BC on the 24 th day of the 9 th month ( Around the end of October - November ) + 2520 years, which brings us to the end of November2000 AD.
  • Zechariah – Around 518 BC, 4th day of the 9th month (Around the beginning of October or November ) + 2520 years, which brings us to the beginning of November2002 AD.

Thus, from the time that the two witnesses first received word from YHWH, 520 BC, until 2520 years later, the cycle should be completed and the prophesied two witnesses should again receive word from YHWH, between 2000 AD and 2002 AD, preparing them for their specific ministry.

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They will be able to discern the times

When Yahshua, at the fullness of time, appeared, He said to those who saw His day: 16 But blessed, happy, fortunate, and to be envied are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear. 17 Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men, men who were upright and in right standing with God, yearned to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. (Matt 13:16-17 Ampl) So in the same way, blessed are those whose eyes are open to now recognize that the appointed ‘times and seasons’ of YHWH has arrived.

During a 40 day fast, in 2002, the Lord Yahshua gave me the prophecy, which He gave His servant Moses, regards the two tribes of Zebulun and Issachar, as was prophesied: 18 And of Zebulun he said: Rejoice, Zebulun, in your interests abroad, and you, Issachar, in your tents at home. 19 They shall call the people unto Mount Carmel; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness, for they shall suck the abundance of the seas and the treasures hid in the sand. (Deut 33:18-19 Ampl) After Yahshua had given me this prophecy, the word of the Lord came to me: “Mark this verse, for from these two tribes will come the two witnesses.” At that time I marked this verse in my bible.

YHWH had set the tribe of Issachar apart for a very specific purpose, as was prophesied: “ men who had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do...” (1Chron 12:32 Ampl) According to Jewish tradition, the feast of trumpets cannot start unless two witnesses had confirmed the sighting of the new moon, on the first day of the 7 th month, Tishri 1.

5 Years after Yahshua, by the Holy Spirit, had given me this prophetic revelation about Issachar, on the 19th of February 2007, the appointed time drawing near, the Lord Yahshua, granted me a divine dream, which pointed to the exact time which He had predestined for me, releasing the ministry He had set apart for His purposes, prophesying and preparing the world for His coming. It was during that same week, guided by the Holy Spirit, that Yahshua led me to the prophetic interpretation and confirmation of the word that He had granted me 5 years before, giving me insight into the two tribes of Israel, Zebulun and Issachar, and their country of their origin. Little did I know, not only would Yahshua, through this dream, confirm His word, which He had granted me, but would also synchronize me to the exact day on which He had predestined that I should start revealing and prophesying all that He had granted two witnesses. Not only would Yahshua, through this dream synchronize me to His timing for my life and ministry, but also synchronized me to His ‘times and seasons,’ giving me a key to unseal the intriquet prophetic depth of the time prophecy He had granted the prophet Daniel, as was prophesied: Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem...” (Dan 9:24a Ampl) Through that which was revealed to the prophet Daniel, YHWH unsealed and confirmed the dream He had given me. Through this divine dream, Yahshua unsealed that which He had sealed, until the appointed time had come, synchronizing the time of the fulfilment of His ‘times and seasons’ again, revealing the last layer of fulfilment of the time prophecy and word to the prophet Daniel: “... until the coming of the Anointed One , a Prince,...”

At the end of that year, during the end of October 2007, another sign appeared to me in the heavens, as I looked up into the sky, a sign of something, which looked like a star that exploded appeared in the heavens. Then word of the Lord came to me: “What do you see?” Then, led by the Holy Spirit, I answered: “A star has been born!” This was what was prophesied by the Asteroid tail in the night sky diviner Balaam, when the Spirit of YHWH came upon him, revealing the coming of Yahshua, saying: 17 I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but He is not near. A star (Star) shall come forth out of Jacob, and a scepter (Scepter) shall rise out of Israel and shall crush all the corners of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth [Moab's sons of tumult]. [Matt. 2:2; Rom. 15:12.] (Num 24:17 Ampl) The root word used for sceptre in Hebrew is the same root word used for a ‘rod.’ - naw-taw' or נטה . Both these words derive their meaning from the word “to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away.” This same term is also used to describe the tail of a comet or asteroid. Thus, the tail of a meteor or asteroid is synonymous with a sceptre of rulership. According to Hebrew tradition, the appearance of a star or an asteroid points to the fulfilment of prophecy or the arrival of a prophet, so that just as a star makes light in a dark world, so one will be sent who will shine like a star in the heavens, bringing revelation and guidance as a messenger and mouth piece of Yahshua, just as was prophesied: 1 BEHOLD, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts. [Matt. 11:10; Luke 1:13-17, 76.] ( Mal 3:1 Ampl) In the same way the prophet John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way before the first coming of Yahshua, revealing him at the appointed time.

Also during this same time, mid-November 2007, the Lord sent a lady, with three specific words of prophecy, prophesying about the coming fulfilment of that which He had intriquetly planned and predestined. These were the three words, which the Holy Spirit had sent to me, confirming that the time of the fulfilment of prophecy was at hand:

Moon occulation - Cresent moon “28 And I will give him the Morning Star.” (Rev 2:28 Ampl) This word confirmed the dream, which Yahshua had granted me on the 19th of February 2007, in which the morning star was shot out of the new moon, like an arrow out of a bow. Through this dream, Yahshua indicated the exact time when He would release me as a prophet to the nations, like an arrow out of a bow.

  • “And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is My Son, My Beloved, in Whom I delight!”” [Ps. 2:7; Isa. 42:1.] (Mat 3:17 Ampl) This was the word, which came out of heaven, from YHWH, on the day that Yahshua was revealed as the Messiah and the Anointed One, fulfilling that which was prophesied by the prophet Daniel: 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until the coming of the Anointed One, a Prince, shall be seven weeks of years and sixty-two weeks [of years];... (Dan 9:25 Ampl) Exactly 483 years ( 7 x 7 + 62 x 7 years ) after the command was given by king Artaxeres of Persia, Yahshua would be revealed as the Lamb of God, by the prophet John the Baptist. Through this word to me, Yahshua confirmed that He, just like He released Yahshua, starting His 3.5 year ministry, would also release me to start prophesying all that He had granted two witnesses, since the beginning, using signs in the heavens. YHWH was well pleased to reveal His Son in me and that I would reveal Him through this ministry, at the appointed time.
  • 3 And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever. [Matt. 13:43.] (Dan 12:3 Ampl) This word was granted the prophet Daniel, revealing the end of days: When Michael will stand up; revealing the great deliverance, which Yahshua will wrought for His people at that time; how righteousness will be preached and taught by the teachers and those who are wise; the resurrection from the dead; the judgement of all mankind and the starting of the great tribulation. Through this prophetic word to me, Yahshua foresaw how He would stand up and begin the greatest and last move of God on the earth before Yahshua’s return, causing the restorations of all thing, restoring the Most Holy, teaching and leading many to understand their righteousness in the Anointed One – Yahshua.

Sign in the heavens - 1st Nov 2008 - Crescent moon_venus_Jupiter 1.5 years later, on the 1st of December 2008, a sign appeared in the southern hemisphere. Seen from South Africa, a remarkable sign appeared at sun set, in the western sky. So remarkable was this sign that the major newspapers recorded this sign, although they did not know its meaning. A sign of the new moon and two stars, the planets Venus and Jupiter, appeared in the heavens, as was prophesied would happen: “And I will show wonders in the sky above...” (Act 2:19 Ampl) When I saw this sign. I immediately knew in my spirit what this sign meant, for this was what Yahshua had been revealing to me, as was prophesied: They shall call the people unto Mount Carmel...” and “...they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness...” Yahshua revealed that the time of the beginning of the ministry of the two witnesses, coming out of the two tribes of Zebulun and Issachar, was at hand.

21 Nov 2009 - Meteorite entering atomsphere over South Africa 121 Nov 2009 - Meteorite exploding in atmosphere over South Africa 2

Meteorite entering atomsphere

Meteorite exploding in atmosphere

21 Nov 2009 - Meteor's Blinding light of explosion over South Africa 321 Nov 2009 - Meteor's Light of explosion disappearing over South Africa 4

Blinding light of explsion

Light of explosion disappearing

One year later, on the 21st of November 2009, another awesome sign appeared over South Africa, which was first seen by many in Gauteng and then by those in the north of South Africa. At 23:00, a great sign of a great light appeared over South Africa. An asteroid exploding in mid air, confirming the word of the Lord to the prophet Isaiah and the last part of the dream, which Yahshua had granted me of a morning star and a new moon, as was prophesied: 15 The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, in the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentilesof the peoples who are not of Israel - [Isa. 9:1-2.] 16 The people who sat (dwelt enveloped) in darkness have seen a great Light, and for those who sat in the land and shadow of death Light has dawned. 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, crying out: “Repent (change your mind for the better, heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”(Matt 4:15-17 Ampl) Through this sign Yahshua confirmed that the appointed period of time is fulfilled or completed. Yahshua confirmed His divine predestined plan, allowing only one weather station to record this event on video. The very area where I grew up, about 30 kilometres outside of Pretoria, on the same small holding area where I lived, called Bashewa, was able to record this awesome event.

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The Interpretation of the Dream

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Moon occulation on 16 May 2010

Swinging pendulumThrough this dream, pointing to the divine, predestined fulfilment of prophecy, Yahshua indicated a divine clock, like a swinging pendulum, made three cycles, indicating how YHWH, had always used the new moon to synchronize His people to the beginning of the year and springs feast’s of YHWH and the beginning of the seventh month, the day called the day and the hour no man knows, when the feast of trumpets would commence and the fulfilment of the fall feast’s of YHWH. Through this dream Yahshua indicated the counting of 30 day cycles in order to fulfil a prophetic month. This dream and the sign, which appeared to me in the dream was very specific. The counting of the prophetic cycles of YHWH, started from the beginning of the month, on the 19th of February 2007, until the beginning of the fourth month, 3 months later, on the 20th of May 2007. The dream also indicated the beginning of a year cycle, starting from a very specific day, month and year, the 19th of February 2007, counting from a moon occulation to a moon occulation, three cycles of years later, on the 19th of May 2010. 3 Days before, on the 16th of May 2010, a moon occulation appeared, in fulfilment of the dream. On the morning of the 17th of May 2010, the word of the Lord came to me, through a song, which was sang in my ears, congratulating and releasing me to start prophesying, that which He allowed to come to maturity, after having kept me back for 9 years, until the appointed time had come.

The day on which Yahshua had determined to release me, synchronizing me with His ‘times and seasons’ was the 19th of May 2010. The very day on which Yahshua had predestined to release me to prophecy is prophetically very significant according to YHWH’s ‘times and seasons’!! Yahshua had called and set me apart to be sign of the commencement and arrival of His ‘times and seasons.’

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From the time the command goes out...

As we have seen already, the word of YHWH to the prophet Daniel, was very specific, identifying the very time when the counting of the prophecy must start, saying: 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem...” YHWH raised up a king, Artaxeres, who would release the Jewish people to return to the promised land of Israel again, around the year 454 BC. Counting from this year, 483 years, brings us to the fulfilment of the time, as was prophesied: “...until [the coming of] the Anointed One, a Prince...”

David Ben-Gurion proclaiming Israeli independence on 14 May 1948, below a portrait of Theodor Herzl

David Ben-Gurion proclaiming Israeli independence on 14 May 1948, below a portrait of Theodor Herzl

But as we have already discussed in detail, it was revealed to the prophet Daniel that 1290 prophetic years would lapse, until the ‘abomination that causes desolation,’ the Dome of the Rock was built, in 688 AD. After this, Yahshua would allow them to flee into the wilderness for 1260 years, until the return of the Jewish people to Israel on the 14th of May 1948, fulfilling that which was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah, saying: 7 Before Zion travailed, she gave birth; before her pain came upon her, she was delivered of a male child. 8 Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Or shall a nation be brought forth in a moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she brought forth her children. (Isa 66:7 Ampl) The nation of Israel miraculously became a state in one day, known as Israel, on the 14 th of May 1948.

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Independence and first years

After World War II, Britain found itself in fierce conflict with the Jewish community , as the Haganah joined Irgun and Lehi in an armed struggle against British rule. [68] At the same time, hundreds of thousands of Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees sought a new life far from their destroyed communities in Europe. The Yishuv attempted to bring these refugees to Palestine but many were turned away or rounded up and placed in detention camps in Atlit and Cyprus by the British. In 1947, the British government announced it would withdraw from Mandatory Palestine , stating it was unable to arrive at a solution acceptable to both Arabs and Jews.

On 15 May 1947, the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations resolved that a committee, United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), be created "to prepare for consideration at the next regular session of the Assembly a report on the question of Palestine". [69] In the Report of the Committee dated 3 September 1947 to the UN General Assembly, [70] the majority of the Committee in Chapter VI proposed a plan to replace the British Mandate with "an independent Arab State, an independent Jewish State, and the City of Jerusalem..., the last to be under an International Trusteeship System". [71] On 29 November 1947, the General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending the adoption and implementation of the Plan of Partition with Economic Union as Resolution 181 (II). [72] The Plan attached to the resolution was essentially that proposed by the majority of the Committee in the Report of 3 September 1947.

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Avraham Adan raising the Ink Flag marking the end of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War

The Jewish Agency , which was the recognized representative of the Jewish community, accepted the plan, but the Arab League and Arab Higher Committee of Palestine rejected it. [73] On 1 December 1947, the Arab Higher Committee proclaimed a three-day strike, and Arab bands began attacking Jewish targets. [74] The Jews were initially on the defensive as civil war broke out, but gradually moved onto the offensive. [75] The Palestinian Arab economy collapsed and 250,000 Palestinian-Arabs fled or were expelled. [76]

On 14 May 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, David Ben-Gurion , the head of the Jewish Agency, declared " the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel , to be known as the State of Israel". [77] [78] The only reference in the text of the Declaration to the borders of the new state is the use of the term, Eretz-Israel. [79]

The following day, the armies of four Arab countries—Egypt, Syria, Transjordan and Iraq—entered what had been British Mandate Palestine, launching the 1948 Arab–Israeli War ; [80] [81] Saudi Arabia sent a military contingent to operate under Egyptian command; Yemen declared war but did not take military action. [82] In a cablegram of the same day from the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States to the UN Secretary-General, the Arab states gave a justification for this "intervention". After a year of fighting, a ceasefire was declared and temporary borders, known as the Green Line , were established. [83] Jordan annexed what became known as the West Bank and East Jerusalem , and Egypt took control of the Gaza Strip . The United Nations estimated that more than 700,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled during the conflict from what would become Israel. [84]

Wikipedia: Israeli Declaration of Independence

As we have seen before, that similar prophetic events, such as the building and destruction of the temple were prophetically linked with one another, through YHWH’s ‘times and seasons’ and the Feasts of YHWH. On the 29 th of November 1947, according to the prophecy, another command went out to restore and rebuild Israel and Jerusalem. Although the city of Jerusalem was only restored to Israel 20 years later, the command went out to restore the land of Israel, after nearly 2000 years. Thus the prophecy started to fulfil again, but on a different prophetic level.

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The Feast of Shavuot / Pentecost

The Feast of Shavuot derives its name from its meaning. In order to determine the day of the feast, 7 sevens or 49 days must be counted from the Feast of Passover. The next day, the 50 th, day starts the Feast of Weeks or the Feast of Shavuot or the Feast of Pentecost. The word ‘Penta’ or ‘five’ is derived from the feast being the fifth feast, and counting 50 days to the beginning of the feast.

As we have already mentioned, after years of studying and calculating the days and years, trying to understand YHWH’s ‘times and seasons,’ scholars have made an awesome discovery – The state of Israel became a nation in one day, on the Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost. This is very significant and awesome in its prophetic fulfilment, proving that YHWH is in control of the exact times and determined seasons of His people and the fulfilment of prophecy. Although disputed, it can be shown that the Israelites received the Law or the Torah, at Mount Sinai, 50 days after they left Egypt, on the Feast of Passover, on the Feast of Shavuot.

Yahshua died according to prophecy, in the midst of the week, or in the midst of a seven year period of sevens, on the Day of Preparation, before sun set. Before the Feast of Passover commenced, He was put into the grave. After He resurrected from the dead, having appeared to His apostles and disciples over a period of 40 days, He commanded His disciples: “...not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, of which He said you have heard Me speak.” [John 14:16, 26; 15:26.] 5 For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:4-5 Ampl) 10 Days later, on the Feast of Pentecost, as was recorded: “1 AND WHEN the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place, 2 When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words]. (Acts 2:1-4 Ampl) , the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Feast of Shavuot.

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There shall be 62 weeks of years

Having waited upon Yahshua for 9 years, since the time He appeared to two witnesses the first time on the 12th of May 2001, by the end of 2009, I inquired from Him, whether the time was at hand for me to be released as a prophet to the nations, revealing and unsealing the words of the prophets, preparing the way before Yahshua. During that time Yahshua sent many different witnesses, to confirm that the time had arrived. I want to mention three in particular, which were not only powerful witnesses, but also helped reveal that the prophesied time was at hand:

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Streams in the desert

Streams in the Desert12 - 25 Jan 10 On the 19 th of January 2010, 100ml rain fell in the Negev desert region in Israel. According Arutz Shuva – “ The storm began Sunday evening, three days after prayers and a fast day were observed in an appeal to the Almighty to break the drought. The badly-needed rain began several miles north of Eilat, and one forecast predicts that the total precipitation in the central Negev will exceed the entire amount that fell in the past 10 years.” By the word of the Lord to the prophet Isaiah, as was prophesied: “I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. 20 The beasts of the field honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen, [Isa. 41:17, 18; 48:21.] 21 The people I formed for Myself, that they may set forth My praise and they shall do it.” (Isa 43:19b-21 Ampl), YHWH revealed that river, which has only been desert will start to flow in the country of Israel once again. Through this sign, which came to me YHWH indicated that the time of the fulfilment of that which was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah was at hand: “16 Thus says the Lord, Who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters, 17 Who brings forth chariot and horse, army and mighty warrior. They lie down together, they cannot rise; they are extinguished, they are quenched like a lampwick: 18 Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth ; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? (Isa 43:16-19 Ampl)

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70 Shavuot’s decreed

At that time, another sign appeared to me, indicating that the time was at hand, explaining in detail, another prophetic revelation of the word YHWH to the prophet Daniel. On the 21st of March 2010, the Lord Yahshua send me an explanation, which revealed a very deep revelation, explaining the time prophecy to the prophet Daniel in a very interesting way, confirming that the time was at hand and that the last 7 years was about to commence. The angel appeared to Daniel and revealed that 70 weeks have been decreed for the people of Israel.

As we have seen the word used, by Daniel, for ‘weeks’ are ‘shavuim,’ which means ‘sevens.’ This is the male gender of the word ‘sevens.’ The Feast of Shavuot is found by counting 7 x ‘sevens’ from the Feast of First fruits, and then we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost or ‘Shavuot.’ The word use for ‘Shavuot’ is the feminine gender for the word ‘sevens.’ This indicates that the Feast’s are gifts from the Bridegroom, Yahshua, to His Bride, both Israel and His church.

This feast is also known as the ‘Day of Proclamation.’ When the Bridegroom comes to take away His bride, He blows the trumpets and makes a loud proclamation that the time has come to fetch the bride. Thus, YHWH makes a proclamation or decree that cycles of 70’s were decreed for the people of YHWH and the city of Jerusalem, until He would become one with His people again. Therefore, YHWH promised or decreed 7 things to His people, bringing them into everlasting righteousness with Him, as was prophesied: “...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.” Thus, 7 things will be proclaimed at a future ‘Shavuot,’ when the kingdom of YHWH, in Yahshua, on earth had commenced, with the fulfilment of the Feast of Tabernacles, beginning the 1000 year reign of Yahshua - The Anointed One.

Looking at the counting of the decreed sevens of Daniel in this perspective reveal that YHWH is counting not only from the perspective when the command went out by king Artaxeres, in 454 BC, looking into the future, but also counting, towards the giving of another command, looking into the past, counting from the beginning of the reign of Yahshua backwards in time. Thus, looking into the past, expecting this day with great expectation, Yahshua, waiting to be united to His eternal Bride, first sees that there: “...shall be 7 ‘weeks’ of years... and then “...62 ‘weeks’ of years...” and then the command shall be given.

Why is this so important? Another command went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, on the 29th November 1947! Six months later, on the 14th of May 1948, the State of Israel was restored for the first time in 2000 years, on the Feast of Shavuot!

Last 70 Weeks of Daniel in detail - 1947-2017

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The Last Trumpet

Sign in the sky - Mosselbay South Africa - The Last Trumpet YHWH granted me another awesome sign, which appeared in South Africa and was seen by a person who was praying on the seashore of a coast city called, Mosselbay. As they were praying at dawn, in the month of January 2010, a sign of a perfect, pink trumpet appeared in the heavens. This trumpet was named the ‘Last Trumpet,’ as was prophesied: 12 Then [the two witnesses] heard a strong voice from heaven calling to them, Come up here! And before the very eyes of their enemies they ascended into heaven in a cloud. [II Kings 2:11.] 13 And at that very hour there was a tremendous earthquake and one tenth of the city was destroyed (fell); seven thousand people perished in the earthquake, and those who remained were filled with dread and terror and were awe-struck, and they glorified the God of heaven. 14 The second woe (calamity) has passed; now the third woe is speedily to come. 15 The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet , and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)! [Ps. 22:28; Dan. 7:13, 14, 27.] (Rev 11:12-15 Ampl) Through this sign Yahshua prophetically came to reveal that the ‘times and seasons’ for the last trumpet to blow has come, as was prophesied by the apostle John: 5 Then the [mighty] angel whom I had seen stationed on sea and land raised his right hand to heaven (the sky), [Deut. 32:40; Dan. 12:6, 7.] 6 And swore in the name of (by) Him Who lives forever and ever, Who created the heavens (sky) and all they contain, and the earth and all that it contains, and the sea and all that it contains. [He swore] that no more time should intervene and there should be no more waiting or delay, 7 But that when the days come when the trumpet call of the seventh angel is about to be sounded, then God's mystery (His secret design, His hidden purpose), as He had announced the glad tidings to His servants the prophets, should be fulfilled (accomplished, completed). [Dan. 12:6, 7.] (Rev 10:5-7 Ampl)

Through these three signs, Yahshua confirmed that the time of the fulfilment of that which He had foretold by the prophets and apostles had arrived. YHWH revealed to the prophet Daniel 70 weeks of years has been determined for His people. If we consider this prophecy on the sixth prophetic level, then 70 ‘weeks’ or 70 Shavuot feasts of years, counting from Shavuot to Shavuot, becomes 70 literal years. Thus, from the time the command went out, on the 29th November 1947, until that which has been decreed for Israel and Jerusalem, will be accomplished and fulfilled, 70 years remains. Counting 70 years from the 29th of November 1947, we arrive at 2017 AD. But YHWH revealed to Daniel, that 7 ‘weeks’ and 62 ‘weeks’ or one ‘Shavuot’ and 62 ‘Shavuot’ Feasts would remain, until an anointed one, as was prophesied: “...until the coming ofan anointed one, shall be 7 weeks of years and 62 weeks of years;...” It is now very important to understand, Yahshua is the Anointed One, but when we consider the interpretation of the scripture on a literal year level, counting from Shavuot to Shavuot, remembering that YHWH, in His All-knowing wisdom, links similar prophetic events with one another through prophecy and His feasts, we will realize that another prophet or anointed one, like Moses, would again be revealed at this appointed time.

Who is this anointed one? The prophet Moses, writing about himself and Aaron, prophesied about the future, saying: “ Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm.” [I Chron. 16:8-22.] (Psa 105:15 Ampl) Who are these anointed ones? The prophet Zechariah inquired about these two anointed ones, asking: “What are these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and on the left side of it? 12 And a second time I said to him, What are these two olive branches which are beside the two golden tubes or spouts by which the golden oil is emptied out?” (Zech 4:11-12 Ampl) Then the angel revealed who they are, saying: “These are the two sons of oil, [the two anointed ones] who stand before the Lord of the whole earth [as His anointed instruments]. [Rev. 11:4.] (Zech 4:14 Ampl)

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I make you a sign to the people

The prophet Ezekiel was called for a very specific purpose, to intercede for the two houses of Israel: The House of Israel and the House of Judah. As we have seen, his ministry was very specific and pointed to the time when the “... full the measure of sin ,..” of Israel has been reached and “...to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin ...” interceding for the missing Sabbaths of both Israel and Judah, revealing the amount of time they, together would be in bondage. YHWH made his entire life a sign and a symbol to the people of Israel. Four times YHWH said that the prophet Ezekiel would be sign to the people, as was written:

  • “5 Dig through the wall in their sight and carry the stuff out through the hole. 6 In their sight you shall bear your baggage upon your shoulder and carry it forth in the dark; you shall cover your face so that you cannot see the land, for I have set you as a sign for the house of Israel. (Ezek 12:5-6 Ampl)
  • 9 Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, asked you what you are doing? 10 Say to them, Thus says the Lord God: This oracle or revelation concerns the prince in Jerusalem and all the house of Israel who are in it. 11 Say, I am your sign ; as I have done, so shall it be done to them; into banishment, into captivity, they shall go. (Ezek 12:9-11 Ampl)
  • 21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will profane My sanctuary - [in which you take] pride as your strength, the desire of your eyes, and the pity and sympathy of your soul [that you would spare with your life]; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind shall fall by the sword. 22 And you shall do as I [Ezekiel] have done; you shall not cover your beard nor eat the bread of mourning [brought to you by others], 23 And your turbans shall be upon your heads and your shoes upon your feet; you shall not mourn or weep, but you shall pine away for your iniquities (your guilt) and sigh and groan to one another. [Lev. 26:39.] 24 Thus Ezekiel is to you a sign ; according to all that he has done you shall do. And when this [destruction of the temple] comes, you shall know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord God [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service]. (Ezek 24:21-24 Ampl)
  • 26 On that day an escaped fugitive shall come to you to cause you to hear of it [the destruction of Jerusalem] with your own ears. 27 In that day your mouth shall be open to him who has escaped, and you shall speak and be no more speechless, and you shall be a sign to them and they shall know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord. (Ezek 24:26-27 Ampl)

Called and set apart by Yahshua, through signs in the heavens, revealing and unsealing the words of all the prophets of old, He re-synchronised me to His ‘times and seasons.’ He released me at His appointed time, confirming it through powerful signs in the heavens and on the earth, signs both in the stars and in the sky, making me a sign and a byword to be spoken against and to be whispered among many as a fool, but authenticated by Yahshua Himself. The very day, the 19th of May 2010, according to the fulfilment of the dream, which Yahshua had granted me, on which Yahshua had released me to start prophesying, was the Feast of Shavuot - Exactly 62 years after Israel became a nation.

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