Bible Believers' Newsletter 1147
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
We are all anxious to fly away to the great Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the Sky so naturally we have a great interest in time and the history of Jacob's people because Israel is God's timepiece. God announced certain times for Israel's chastisement, "and once us Gentiles have entered His glorious rest, the Lord will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, who remain—from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the coastlands. Then He will lift up an ensign for the nations, and assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth" to the Land of their Covenant (Isaiah 11:10-12).
"Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be blotted out, in order that times of refreshing may come from the Presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, who was prophesied before: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets from ancient time" (Acts 3:19-21).
We recognize Brother Christian Gedge, a scholar whose main subject is time. Important elements of his research have contributed to today's main article and previous articles. The focus of our discussion will be on time, the Jubilee and Daniel's Seventieth Week, which we will never see as the Lord will take His Children Home before Satan is cast down for the Great Tribulation.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. We encourage you to share our Newsletter with friends, family and colleagues, and look forward to any comments or questions you may have. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Sowing Seeds of War: China and Russia's Lack of Trust
March 25, 2021 — China is losing patience with Washington. "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry," China tells Washington, and China is getting angry. Beijing warns US and its UK, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand puppets to give up pretending they constitute "world opinion" . . . This rebuke to the "Five Eyes" follows a strong dressing down delivered by Yang Jiechi, a ruling member of the Chinese government to the Biden regime at the Alaska talks. Yang Jiechi told the US delegation that "the United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength." In other words, who do you think you are? Where did you get the idea that your self-serving position constitutes international public opinion and that you can lean on us to comply with your position?
In their most recent public statements President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov have stopped pleading with the West to be nice. Putin acknowledged that Washington only wants a hegemonic relationship with Russia, a relationship inconsistent with Russian sovereignty, and Lavrov said that the EU's hostility to Russia could result in Russia breaking off relations with Europe.
Washington is probably too arrogant to hear what it is being told. This is why I am concerned that Washington's hegemonic aspiration can result in a devastating war . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Russian tank and other heavy armor is now on-the-move in Grodno, Belarus, moving toward the borders of NATO countries Poland and Lithuania. These tanks are on city streets moving in the open! Belarus has close ties and great relations with Russia—an explicit message to NATO. Is the deteriorating situation in Ukraine is set to explode with direct conflict between Ukraine and Russia?
I believe you will agree—'insider' George Orwell's "1984" no longer reads like fiction (as we wrote in Newsletter 1139).
• Oceania the Socialist Anglosphere covers the entire continents of America, Oceania and the British Isles (referred to as 'Airstrip One').
• Eurasia Neo-Bolshevism covers Europe and (more or less) the entire Soviet Union.
• Eastasia perhaps Buddhist-inspired fascism covers Japan, Korea, China and northern India.
Location of Origin of COVID-19 Pandemic identified between two of China's Biological Warfare Facilities in Wuhan
March 24, 2021 — According to China's own data, the original hot spot for COVID-19 infections occurred in a residential area in the four miles between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Biological Preparations Institute of the China Biology Technology Group Corporation. Both of those institutions have been associated with China's biological warfare program and, prior to and since the onset of the pandemic, they have collaborated on vaccine development . . .
Based on the available scientific evidence, the COVID-19 virus was the product of "gain of function" research, not a natural transmission from an animal host to humans. Gain of function research is defined as when a naturally-occurring virus is genetically or otherwise manipulated to make it either more contagious, more lethal, or both . . . Full story: thegatewaypundit.com
Comment: According to the latest immunological studies, the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) of covid-19 in the general population is about 0.1% to 0.5% in most countries, which is most closely comparable to the medium influenza pandemics of 1957 and 1968 (globalresearch.ca).
Worldwide Protest against Lockdown
March 22, 2021 — Under reported in Jew-controlled MSM, but Hugo talks! Full story: youtu.be
Comment: Now refresh your memory with John Perkins, an economic hit man!
Comment: The COVID-19 lockdowns are seeing greater pushback from angry citizens who fear the loss of their jobs and their way of life. In "Civil Disobedience over Lockdowns Spreads across America," Foundation for Economic Education's Jon Miltimore cites several examples of these protests in the streets, by private citizens and even by sheriffs and country officials who refuse to carry out the extreme orders of their governors, particularly the dictates and regulations issued just before the holiday season.
In "Cops refuse to be the Thanksgiving Police," Daniel Greenfield reports in even greater detail the refusal of many police departments to investigate citizens in their homes for possibly violating such orders. From coast to coast, the police are bravely and righteously ignoring dictates demanding they knock on doors and disperse families and friends eating supper together.
534 Dead, 330,063 Reported Injured following COVID19 Experimental Vaccine Injections in the UK
March 18, 2021 — The UK Government's reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from the Medicines and Healthcare products. Regulatory Agency released their latest report today, March 18, 2021. The report covers data collected from December 9, 2020, through March 7, 2021, for the two experimental COVID vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca . . . Full story: healthimpactnews.com
New mRNA COVID Vaccines Inject Operating System into Your Body – Not Conspiracy Theory, Moderna Admits It
January 5, 2021 — In this interview, Catherine Austin Fitts compared the new mRNA COVID vaccines to a computer operating system, stating that just like computer operating systems such as Windows, that there would be a "back door" where the technocrats will be able to control our bodies through regular "updates" . . . this was NOT an "analogy" at all! Moderna, the manufacturer of one of the COVID mRNA vaccines that has currently been issued emergency use authorization, has actually published on their website that this is true: the mRNA vaccine injects an "operating system" into your body that they call "The Software of Life."
The Globalists have become so bold, and the human masses have become so compliant, that they are no longer doing these things in secret, but right out in the open for all to see . . . Full story: https://vaccineimpact.com
Comment: Here's the latest video from Dr. Vernon Coleman who exposes this international criminal operation: brandnewtube.com
UN 'New World Order' – Out of Shadows
May 26, 2020 — Not a single COVID-19 test is FDA approved—do we really know who has COVID-19 and who does not? Read the whole article.
The United Nations New World Order Project is a global, high-level initiative founded in 2008 to advance a new economic paradigm, a new political order, and more broadly, a new world order for humankind, which achieves the UN's Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030, and the happiness, well-being, and freedom of all life on Earth by 2050. Following this About statement, it lists 3 initiatives:
Happytalism is a new economic paradigm which places happiness, well-being, and freedom at the center of human development models, systems, and all life. Own nothing but adopt Happytalism.
UNIDOHappiness, the United Nations International Day of Happiness recognizes happiness as a fundamental human right and goal, and is celebrated every March 20, forever. UNIDOHappiness was officially sanctioned by the United Nations in their UN Resolution 66/281 International Day of Happiness of June 28, 2012. (Chutzpah)!
Advancing a new economic paradigm of happytalism for humanity means mobilizing $30 trillion toward achieving the 17 UN Global Goals, 169 targets by 2030.
The desire of a group of very powerful people to establish a one-world government, which also requires reducing the size of the world's population to a more controllable size, is no "conspiracy theory." Fact Check: Is the United Nations New World Order website real?
Comment: The UN is a Jewish criminal organization, the UN's COVID-19 deception is exposed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a principal agency of the US Federal Statistical System, which provides statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the public health of the American people . . . Full story: healthimpactnews.com
May 5, 2020 — Ground zero in Wuhan: what really happened that caused the world to go on lock down? When 50 million people were convinced to stay home over a FEAR of something called a coronavirus, the World Health Organization and other global medical leaders cheered, and it became the blueprint for the rest of the world. The Creation of a False Epidemic: How it started. Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. Brother Branham warned "the world is going insane."
We're heading towards 200,000 Illegal Border Crossers per Month
March 21, 2021 — Biden opened the borders for his donors. That's the subject of tonight's Watters' word. The border crisis isn't a Republican talking point. FOX News isn't even driving the story. The networks have been forced to cover it because it's become a catastrophe that affects all Americans . . . We haven't even reached peak season yet . . . DHS insiders are saying, about 6,000 illegal immigrants are arriving at the border each day. During the Obama Administration, Homeland Security defined a crisis as 1,000 illegals a day. Full story: thegatewaypundit.com
Comment: Video of bus caravan, the fulfillment of Matthew 24:37 and miscegenation "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:1-3).
Volcano erupts in Iceland near Capital following weeks of Seismic Activity
March 20, 2021 — A volcanic eruption has begun in south-western Iceland near the capital Reykjavik following thousands of small earthquakes in the area in recent weeks . . . The Fagradals Mountain volcano was dormant for 6,000 years, and the Reykjanes Peninsula hadn't seen an eruption of any volcano in 781 years.
. . . Located between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates, among the largest on the planet, Iceland is a seismic and volcanic hotspot as the two plates move in opposite directions. More than 40,000 earthquakes have occurred on the peninsula in the past four weeks, a huge jump from the 1,000-3,000 earthquakes registered each year since 2014. Full story: abc.net.au
Beauty for Ashes – Part IX
Brother Branham said, "If you want to know the time we're living in, watch those
JewsIsraelites, Daniel's kinsmen and his holy city, Jerusalem" . . . [God allotted no certain [fixed] times for us Gentiles and He cannot deal with Israel under the conditional Covenant of the Law in the same dispensation as He is dealing with us Gentiles under our unconditional Covenant of grace. That would create confusion] . . . Gabriel who Daniel called "the Man" was speaking of the JewsIsraelites, thus the JewIsrael is God's timepiece" (61-0806, The Seventieth Week of Daniel, par. 53).
"If we can find out what these seventy of weeks are, we know when the consummation is . . . and it won't miss it one minute" . . . It's determined to the consummation" (61-0730M, Gabriel's Instructions to Daniel, par. 105, 107; Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:21).
"The moment He starts the seventieth week, or seven years, the Church is gone . . . This is what the Holy Spirit put upon my pen while I was writing. We are in the Laodicean age. Christ is being rejected by His own church. The star of this age, the Message has gone forth, and [a modern state called] Israel is in her land. You see where we're at? We're at the end" (61-0806, The Seventieth Week of Daniel, par. 192; Revelation 3:20).
Christ's mediation for ignorance while the Bible was sealed ceased when the last saint predestined to the Laodicean Church Age was born-again, thus Redemption is over. By God's help Christ's end-time Bride has the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication and we were fully redeemed in Him on Calvary. When our last member recognizes his day and its Message (Romans 11:25) we shall all go Home and the Lord will send two Hebrew prophets to Israel (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 5:8-14; 10:1-6; 61-0730M, Gabriel's Instructions to Daniel, par. 63).
Time is relative to situation and circumstance. Do you remember "E = mc²?"
In Revelation 5:8-14 we saw Christ's Bride of all Ages present in theophany as our glorified Jesus claimed the Book and loosed its Seals. In unison we declared, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." Our young saints were not conceived in 1963 yet they were present at the Coronation. So in Revelation 19 the born-again 144,000 Israelites were potentially already martyred, for we see them with the Old Testament saints anointing their King and His Queen with joy as the Millennium sets in, and Jesus appears riding on a white horse (64-0313, The Voice of the SIGN, par. 151; I Timothy 6:14).
Malachi 4:1-3, "For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, will be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, and it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the Lord of hosts".
"Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His coming was to be completed. So I repeat, I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with Divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and "usher in" the millennium" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4). We know the year, month and day of His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming; and when His end-time Bride reached the age of accountability and caught this revelation, faith "ushered in" the Millennium, yet know not the hour in which His Coming will be completed. And when the 144,000 elect Israelites are born-again the Millennium will "set in".
Deuteronomy 29:29, "The secret things belong to the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the Words of this Law." God hides in humility and reveals Himself in simplicity, thus Exodus 12 and Daniel 9:25-27 foretold the hour, day, week, month and year in which Messiah would be crucified. And Brother Branham pinpointed the regeneration, persecution and martyrdom of 144,000 Israelites in Revelation 12:13-17; 13:7-10; 14:1-5, 12 – 15:4; and 18:20 – 19:7. When King Jesus and His Wife take their throne to reign one thousand-years, the most Holy Place will be anointed and the Shekinah Glory of the Lord or will fill the Millennial Temple (Revelation 3:21).
Were we to portray the Bible on a chart displaying past, present and future events, then separate and mix them like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle we must reassemble in correct sequence through seven dimensions, we would find each sovereign, interdependent and interrelated, its destiny predetermined by the free will of billions of individuals over time, and that from one correctly positioned piece we can reinstate the whole. Brother Branham said, "if you don't use the mind of the Holy Spirit to put it together, you'll have your scene all mixed up, for instance, like a cow picking grass in the top of a tree" (58-0328, Hear Ye Him, E-10). And Paul admonished: "Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (II Timothy 2:15).
We solve the puzzle by first placing those pieces that obviously belong to the corners, side, top and bottom frames to discover our own position relevant to established (Gk.) 'chronos' and 'kairos' (opportunity) time by plotting the known time and place of historical or prophesied events, for example:
Daniel 9:1-2, "In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; in the first year of his reign (538BC) I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish 70 years in the desolations of Jerusalem".
The 70 years of "servitude" to Babylon was imposed upon Israel for failing to allow the land to rest in the sabbatical year. As the seventh day of the week was a Sabbath or rest, the seventh year in each week of years was a sabbatical year of release from debt or bondage and a sabbath of rest for the land and livestock. These provisions are recorded in detail in Leviticus 25:2-4, 26:32-35, 43. Seven weeks of years brought Israel to the year of Jubilee on the fiftieth year as noted in Leviticus 25:8-12. From the Dedication of Solomon's Temple (I Kings 8:2) to Nehemiah's return from Babylon in Artaxerxes twentieth year (Nehemiah 2:1) minus the 70 years "servitude" was 490 years or 70 jubilees.
One of the ordinances of Israelite Law required the land to lie fallow every seventh year and it was in relation to the neglect of this ordinance that the era of the "desolations" was decreed. It was to last "until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths; for so long as she lay desolate, she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years." Centuries later the Judahite historian Josephus recorded his testimony consistent with the Biblical record (Antiquities of the Jews, X, 6, 1-3).
II Chronicles 36:20-21, "Nebuchadnezzar took all those who had escaped from the sword captive to Babylon, and they became servants to him and his sons until the kingdom of Persia conquered Babylon, to fulfil the Word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths: for as long as it lay desolate it kept a sabbath-rest, to fulfil seventy years."
Daniel was transported to Babylon in 606BC – 538BC = 68 of 70 years captivity prophesied in II Chronicles 36:21; Ezra 1:1; Jeremiah 25:11; 29:10; Zechariah 7:5. With just 2 years' captivity outstanding Daniel earnestly sought the will of the Lord with prayer and supplications, fasting in sackcloth and ashes.
Daniel 9:21-27, "While I was still speaking in prayer, the Man Gabriel, whom I had seen by the river Ulai in the former vision (Daniel 8:1-2, 16) weary from his rushed journey, touched me about the time of the evening oblation (3.00 p.m.). And he informed me of the purpose of his errand, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and understanding. At the beginning of your supplications the commandment was issued, and I am come to tell you; for you are greatly beloved: so understand the Message, and consider the vision."
The prophesied servitude of 70 years was fulfilled by their return as recorded by Ezra and Nehemiah, following Cyrus' Decree in 536BC, fulfilling the Divine promise of Jeremiah 29:10 in accordance with which the fullest liberty was granted to the exiles to return to Palestine (Ezra 1 – 2). But until the era of the desolations had run its course, not one stone was to be set on another on Mount Moriah. This explains the seemingly inexplicable fact that the firman to build the temple granted to eager agents by Cyrus in the zenith of his power remained in abeyance until after his death. Thus a few renegade Samaritans were able to thwart the execution of "the law of the Medes and Persians, which changes not."
"Seventy weeks [of 360-day prophetic years, 490 years] are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy PLACE" or Holy of Holies where the Ark stood as a type of Christ. "This time Christ will set in the most Holy Place with the anointing upon Him" (61-0730E, Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit to Daniel, par. 127; Deuteronomy 16:16:1-6). "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the decree of Artaxerxes [on Nisan 14, 445BC (Ezra 7:12, 21; Nehemiah 2:1-8)] to restore and to build Jerusalem until the Messiah the Prince there will be 7 weeks [or 49 prophetic] years, and 62 weeks [or 434 prophetic years]: the broad open plaza shall be built again, and the moat, even in troublous times."
Please focus your attention on this diagram as it places 'political' Zionism and the Gentile dispensation in real time. It indicates in black and white how close we are to the end of the Gentile dispensation one Nisan 14 very soon. The world church systems ended in apostasy in 1963 (Romans 11:32); the PART-Word church disappeared at Revelation 3:22 and will not appear again until Revelation 19 when she returns with Her Bridegroom in vastly more "troublous times".
"And after the 62 weeks of years Messiah will be cut off bereft of companions (Mark 14:51-52; Luke 22:56-62): and the people of Roman General Titus who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary [aided by treacherous Serpent's seed Edomite Jews]; and the end thereof shall be with a flood of Imperial Roman legionniares; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined."
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, Nisan 9, AD30 on the colt of a she-ass. The white ass was especially esteemed; it is lowly compared with the horse and symbolizes peace, and as such bare the meek and lowly yet divinely royal Prince of Peace in His triumphal entrance into His own capital (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 12:12-15).
"Two thousand years in the future the prince of Papal Rome will make a firm covenant with the many for 1 week of 7 prophetic years: but in the midst of the week (or after 3½ prophetic years—"time, times, and half a time," or 1,260 days) he will cause the sacrifice and the grain offering which the Jews will have restored to cease (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 12:6), and upon the pinnacle of detestable doctrines he will make Israel's third temple desolate and force his trinitarian "mark of the beast" (over the last 3½ years—Revelation 13:7-10; 15-18), even until the consummation that is decreed, is poured upon the one who makes desolate".
Concerning prophetic years of 360 days Brother Branham explained, "Back before the antediluvian destruction, back in the days of Job and so forth, they kept the time by the stars, and we understand that before that time the world stood upright. And then in the sin of man, the overflow of the world, it tilted and the floods came; therefore, we have the great ice glaciers and so forth; and all the top and bottom of the earth is full of ice. We know that. And the earth does not set straight up; it sets tilted. That shook it out from where the moon and stars, where they was looking at, and misplaced then, you could not keep time by it anymore, because it's setting lopsided . . . setting tilted back. Therefore, it would not hit them stars at the same time; because it's out of cater to them stars. You understand? I believe that's what it is."
"It's laying back in that condition. And that only shows that this is just a period of time. Can't you see? God don't have things out of cater. He's just letting it run like that for a little time. And I truly believe that that thing was done, and at this last days is when God is going to reveal these secrets to the church (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4-7). He hasn't done it before, and the reason He hasn't done it is to keep the church a-watching and praying all the time, not knowing when it was coming. But you remember in Daniel 12 He said, "The wise shall understand in the last . . . in this last days"? It's been given to him (61-0806, The Seventieth Week of Daniel, par. 65-69; 63-0623E, The Flashing Red Light of His Coming, par. 966-97; Proving His Word, 17:91; Daniel 12:10; Ephesians 1:17). I mention this as an aside for any who mistakenly believe that the earth is flat when it is spheroid.
In Newsletter 1146 we identified fixed dates and locations from the conquest of Jerusalem and the Captivity of Daniel in 606BC that initiated Judah's 70-year "servitude" to Babylon (mistakenly called the "captivity"). In his visit to Daniel in 538BC, the first year of the reign of Ahasuerus (Esther's husband Xerxes) king of Media and Babylon, Gabriel informed Daniel of an additional and final 490 prophetic years of God's dealings with Israel, commencing from Artaxerxes command in 445BC to build and restore Jerusalem. One week of seven prophetic years, each of 360 days remains for Israel.
"But who may abide the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appears [in Revelation 19]? For He is like a refiner's fire, and a laundryman's soap, and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness. Then the grain offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord, as in days of old, and in former years; and I will draw near to you for judgment; and be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely as in Kol Nidre, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and who turn aside the stranger from his right, and do not reverence Me, says the Lord of hosts. For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed" (Malachi 3:2-6).
In desperation God's "greatly beloved" prophet Daniel put on sackcloth and ashes after Jesus Messiah visited in the guise of Archangel Gabriel; should we not cast off the cares of this life in our determination to receive the mind of Christ Who has visited us personally veiled behind the flesh of His Prophet William Branham (Luke 17:30 Hebrews 4:12)? While Daniel had two more years of captivity, we may have less than two years to the close of the Gentile dispensation, the resurrection and our translation after which Satan will be cast down to earth.
God's penalty for refusing correction is a sevenfold further punishment. "If we will not hearken to God and do all of His commandments . . . He will punish us seven times more for our sins" (Leviticus 26:18), the 70 x 7 = 490 years of Daniel's Seventy weeks. A great depression is approaching, followed by the seventieth and last week of seven years, the "time of Jacob's trouble" and the consummation of Life.
When Brother Branham was studying Daniel 9 he researched time and different calendars, solar and lunisolar. It is my privilege to reintroduce Christian Gedge to discuss his "Reconstruction of the Pre-Metonic Hebrew Calendar." His project was a search for the 'lost' Sabbath and Jubilee year cycles, and how they validated Old Testament chronology: "I used astronomical dates on lunar software to find New Moon and other Hebrew festival dates I counted between them to see if the numbers fitted the moon's synodic cycle, then measured the days contained in heptads of Sabbath and Jubilee years to see how the numbers kept pace with the sun's tropical year.
After finding what I believe to be an ancient luni-solar formula, I inserted intercalary months according to the said formula and double-checked them against modern Jewish calendar converters to find differences, if any. The results synchronized Sun and Moon every forty-nine years, and a Sabbatical 'stamp' made it unique from every other national calendar . . . Meton discovered his cycle in 432BC when he noticed that 235 synodic months almost exactly equals 19 solar years. Therefore, a thirteenth month is added to the lunar year on the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th 17th and 19th years of a 19-year cycle. In so doing, the lunar cycle is synchronized with the solar . . .
The first thing to be noticed about the early Hebrew calendar, is how units of time were distinguished by the 'heptad' or 'week' . . . the Hebrew calendar was strictly sabbatical:
- a 'week' of days (7 days)
- a 'moon' (one month)
- a 'time' (one year)
- a 'time, times and half a time' (3½ years)
- a 'week' of years (7 years)
- a 'jubilee sabbath' (49 years)
- a '70-week jubilee' (490 years)
A 'moon' (lunar month) is typically 29 or 30 days, so when the year was completed it only reached 354 days, about eleven days short of the Sun's 365¼ day rotation. As a result, the year slipped back each season, and an extra (thirteenth) month had to be inserted every so often. It was added at the end of Adar, according to a sabbatical formula if my proposition is correct—not according to primitive observation of seasons as it is usually assumed.
Earliest calendar references go back to the Book of Genesis but as far as an exclusive Hebrew system is concerned, the first mention is found with instructions given to Moses at the time of the Exodus. "This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you." It was the month of Abib (Nisan) and what is being said here is clear; the first of Abib was to become New Year's Day."
The next reference to an exclusively Hebrew calendar is not as obvious because its other function related to religious festivals and the release of debts. I am referring to the 'Jubilee.' "Count off seven sabbaths of years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you . . . The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you".
However, Jubilee is more than what meets the eye. Apart from radical agriculture and 'debt release' provisions, it contained precisely 600 lunar cycles from Nisan 1 in the first year to Tishri 1 in the forty-ninth year! Apparently Jubilee was part of a luni-solar system designed for the keeping of time. The last of our early references, is the Sabbath system itself. There are various descriptions of the Sabbatical years but without any direct mention of calendrical formulas. Perhaps that is why they haven't been noticed. Nevertheless, when looking beneath the surface of the biblical text, the Sabbath 'weeks' contain formulae relating to the placement of intercalary months. We shall look at these later.
We notice special calendar terms and numbers which occur in the prophetic writings. One example of how a year was called a 'time' is found in King Nebuchadnezzar's bout of insanity. He boasted, "Is this not magnificent Babylon, which I have built as a royal capital by my mighty power and for my glorious majesty?" His humiliation lasted for seven 'times'—in other words, seven years. "O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: The kingdom has departed from you! You shall be driven away from human society, and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like oxen, and seven times shall pass over you, until you have learned that the Most High has sovereignty over the kingdom of mortals and gives it to whom he will." Immediately "He was driven away from human society, ate grass like oxen, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven until his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers."
Similarly, there are mentions of a 'time, times and half a time' which is 3½ years or half a Sabbatical cycle. Then, there are the curious numbers of 1,260, 1,290 and 1,335 days which appear in the books of Daniel and Revelation. They have baffled students as to what they might mean. Please deduct 30 days off 1,290. Please deduct 30 + 30 + 15 (2½ months) off 1,335 (Daniel 12:11-12; 13:5). In both cases it equals 1260 days.
If we select the Day of Atonement, Tishri (Ethanim) 10, and add 1,260 or 1,290 days, it always resets itself to the Hebrew New Year Day, Nisan 1, three and a half years later. Our observation suggests that these unusual figures might be intercalations to an underlying calendar.
To demonstrate this, let us take the tenth day of Tishri from a known historical date in the Babylonian captivity period. Such a year was Judah's first year in captivity, 3175AM. It equates to our western date, September 27, 587BC, and has an astronomical value of 1,507,291. Three and a half years afterwards, 3178AM, Nisan 1 equals our western date, March 10, 583BC, with an astronomical value of 1,508,551. By deducting the astronomical values we do indeed find a difference of 1,260 days! The reason why this figure (and 1,290) keeps repeating as described, is because it is mathematically linked to the phases of the moon. The math is as follows:
- Day of Atonement to end of Tishri = 20 days
end Tishri to end of year = 5 months
3 years x 12 = 36 months 1 intercalary month = 1 month
TOTAL MONTHS = 42 months + 20 day
42 x 29.53 = 1,240.26 days
TOTAL DAYS = 1,260 days
Luni-solar calendars must be adjusted about every third year so the Hebrew heptad of years was divided in half and called, a "time, times and half a time." The division occurred on Tishri 10, Israel's the Day of Atonement. When we count 3½ years from the beginning of a Sabbatical cycle, it comes to a total of 1278 days to the start of the Day of Atonement in the middle of the year. This is also the number of days in 3½ solar years (3.5 x 365.2 = 1,278 days) so Tishri 10 must be a marker showing where the lunar calendar intersects the solar. When we count from the end of the Day of Atonement 1260 days, it resets to Nisan 1, the start of the next Sabbatical cycle. The mid-year festival acts as a 'fulcrum' between two significant counts. Each "time, times and half a time" had an additional lunar month added to the 'base' 42 months, making 43 lunar months on both sides—a total of 86 lunar months altogether. Please examine the diagram; note the Day of Atonement stands independently between the two counts.
The Old Testament also mentions an intercalary month, Adar II, expanding 1,260 days to 1,290, the number of days to the New Year, Nisan 1. Thus we understand what Daniel 12:11 meant when he said: "From the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days [from the Day of Atonement in the midst of the week to New Year's Day]" (360 x 3½ +30 = 1,290; Daniel 9:27; 12:10-12; Revelation 13:15-18).
If we follow the moon over extended periods, we find the ancient Sabbatical cycle alternating between 86 and 87 months until seven "weeks of years" completes the Jubilee of forty-nine years. In the case of the alternate 87 months, the equation displaying a "time, times and half a time" of 1,278 days on one side, and 1,290 days on the other. In other words, a total of three months were added in those cases.
When seven weeks are spread over one Jubilee, a pattern of eighteen intercalary months appears that repeats in each subsequent Jubilee cycle. This diagram shows fifty years divided into heptads. Each sabbatical year is indicated by a red square and the position of leap-months indicated by green dots. The fiftieth or jubilee year is shown in purple; it is superimposed over the forty-ninth year and the first year of the following cycle.
Intercalary months were not added to 'sabbatical' years as a thirteenth month would extend sowing restrictions creating an unnecessary burden on Israel.
Compared with our calendar a few intercalary months offset a year: the calendar God gave Moses matches every season.
This brings us to the second synchronization. In addition to the 'week' of years, is the 49-year Sabbatic cycle starting on Nisan 1, following the previous week of 49 years, with intercalated months as explained, until it reached Tishri, the seventh month of the 49th year. On Tishri 10, a special 50th or jubilee year was announced. There are 17,718 days or 600 lunar months between Nisan 1 in the start of the first year to Tishri 1 on the 49th year.
600 30-day months equal 50 lunar years thus the fiftieth or Jubilee year is superimposed over the other years because 48½ solar years equal 50 lunar years, so the 'overlaid' year of Jubilee is a device that equalizes the solar and lunar cycles to 50 years each, after which cycle begins afresh. Let us take a hypothetical example from modern times. If we say Nisan 1, AD1950 was the start of a cycle and count to the seventh month of the 49th year, it comes to Tishri 1, AD1998, and 17,718 days.
Nisan 1 .................. to .................. Tishri 1
(March 19) ..... = 17,718 days ....... (September 21)
1950AD .......................................... 1998AD
In summary, the pre-Metonic Hebrew calendar was a 7-year cycle of alternating 86/87 months, crosschecked by a long cycle of 600 months over 50 lunar years, and 606 months over 49 solar years. The Sabbatical 'stamp' marks it as unique from every other national calendar.
600 lunar months ÷ 12 = 50 lunar years which explains why the fiftieth or Jubilee year is superimposed over the other years. It seems that, at the completion of 50 lunar years, the Hebrew time-keepers gave the solar calendar an extra year to compensate for its slower rotation. It takes 48½ solar years to equal 50 lunar years, so every Jubilee would have marked 50 lunar years and 50 solar years. Apart from its religious purposes, it was a device to harmonize the disparate cycles in a unique calendar formula: (testifying that earth is not flat).
The Day of Atonement, Tishri 10, is incorporated in the first "time, times and half a time," while the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week begins on Tishri 11. As indicated on the diagram above, the fiftieth year began on the new moon, Tishri 1—the Feast of the Trumpets. However the grand announcement of Jubilee was deferred until after the goat "for YHWH" was offered as a blood sacrifice to pay the price of the nation's sins and its blood taken within the veil of the Holy of Holies and sprinkled before and upon the Mercy Seat of the Ark. The high priest then laid his hands on the head of the scapegoat, confessed Israel's sins and sent him away bearing the nation's sins to an uninhabited place. Both goats represented Jesus Christ. Although the year of Jubilee actually began on the first day (new moon) of the seventh month, it was not proclaimed until after Israel's Atonement. Then debts were released, leases ended and slaves freed.
God only dealt with Israel as a nation until Israelites and self-styled Jewish impostors rejected Christ, crying with one accord, "His Blood be on us and on our children" and it has been from that day to the present (Matthew 27:25). And the Gentiles will rule Jerusalem for 2,520 prophetic years (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Luke 11:25; Romans 11:25; Revelation 11:2; 13:5).
After almost 2,000 years Rome's once Protestant daughter churches crucified unto themselves the Son of God afresh and put Him to an open shame in 1963 "and know it not" when they rejected His unseen second or parousia coming (Hebrews 6:6; Revelation 3:20). The Revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ the fullness of the Word back to earth in W_O_R_D form by the "shout" of Matthew 25:6 and I Thessalonians 4:16 prophesied by William Branham (Matthew 24:39-42; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-7).
God in simplicity! This diagram places the 7 weeks of 49 prophetic years and the 62 weeks of 434 prophetic years, including the three years of Jesus' ministry and His crucifixion in the context of recorded history. It then traces the Christian dispensation from the inauguration of Christ's Church on the Day of Pentecost AD30 to the close of the Gentile dispensation, the resurrection of the Church Age saints, the manifestation of the Sons of God "who are alive and remain," and our translation "when the Day of Pentecost has full come" . . . again.
Those left behind will enter Daniel's seventieth Week of 7 prophetic years. All entrants will perish: 144,000 elect Israelites will be born-again and then martyred by the beast of Papal Rome and its apostate (once) Protestant image. God has always been against organized religion, and since the Book is open Christ is no longer interceding for ignorance in the office Son of God but as Son of Man He is King of kings and Judge (I Corinthians 6:17; Revelation 2:6, 9, 15; 17:1-5; 18:4). All who serve or receive the trinitarian doctrine of the beast and its image will be smitten from the Book of Life (Revelation 13:15-18); the remnant will perish in the Great Tribulation and consummation.
Consider the image of Nebuchadnezzar's dream which represents the four Gentile world empires, and notice how the nobility of the elements declines from gold to silver, bronze to iron, and from iron to iron mixed with miry clay. This simulates the acrimony of men against the Gospel and Jesus Messiah in this day of hybrid religions and miscegenation between the sons of God, Adam's race, and the daughters of Cain "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:1-13; Matthew 24:27-39).
Following the cleaving of the Mount of Olives I would expect to see the invasion and utter defeat of Israel and the mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews to their former European and Asian homelands. And the children of Jacob—no longer welcome in the Muslim lands of the former Babylonian and Assyrian empires will at last be able to repatriate the Land of their Covenant without "fear of the Jews," then two Prophets of Zechariah 4, Matthew 24 and Revelation 11 will receive their anointing for the Feast of Trumpets on Tishri 1.
The unprecedented tectonic activity that cleaves the Mount of Olives, sinks Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 – 400 mile segment of earth's crust will be "the Stone cut out of the mountain [of Rome and her harlot daughters] without hands" (Daniel 2:35; Revelation 18:4) by the spoken Word of the unwritten Seventh Seal (Revelation 8:1; 10:1-7), and I believe you my Brother and Sister are the lively stones that make up the Capstone which is Christ's end-time Bride, the fullness of the Word. God will ignite the Pacific Ring of Fire, sink and raise mountains and islands, and tsunamis will devastate coastlines. This will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation. The US dollar and other fiat currencies will crash, the global economy will be devastated, martial law will be universal; there will be famine and depression far worse than the Great Depression (61-0319, Jezebel Religion, par. 100; Amos 8:11). In this time span Russia will invade and garrison the mainland of the crippled disunited States of America.
This will introduce the true "Great Reset," overtaking "useful idiots"—precocious upstarts like Klaus Schwab, Walter Mittys such as Bill Gates, Jorge Soros and their ilk, and the 193 prime ministers, presidents, dictators, kings and queens who have sold out their people and bankrupted their nations to the United Nation's COVID-19 world government fraud and hoax. The strong man victorious Russia would like to reset the world under the benevolent global governance of twenty-first century Judaeo-Communism led by President Putin while the banksters of the Jew's City of London pursue their centuries-old global delusion, but the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church holds the ace.
Vatican City reads God's Bible and has been preparing for this situation. The purpose of Vatican II was to gather the high representatives of the world's religions, and as most nations maintain representative offices in the Jews' United Nations Organization, most religions now have secretariats in Rome.
"Now remember, it was Imperial Pagan Rome that fell by the sword. But she was healed of her death stroke when she joined to the nominal Christian church of Rome at the First Nicaea Council in AD325, incorporating paganism and Christianity and thereby became the Holy Roman Empire which was to endure until Jesus came and destroyed her. But Rome is not going it alone. Her daughters are right with her and she will take over absolute authority by the World Council of Churches."
"Right now the churches are controlling politics and at the opportune time will manifest exactly how great is that control. This ecumenical move will end up with Rome at the head even though the people did not envision it that way. This is so because Revelation 17:3-6 states that the whore, Mystery Babylon is seated on the beast controlling the last, or fourth empire. This Roman Church is doing that. With the world church system under her Rome will be controlling, and this image (the apostate once Protestant church system) will be obedient to Rome because Rome controls the gold of the world."
"Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true Bride. This image will try to keep the Bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But before the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches the true Church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His Bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p.376:1).
Against Russia's candidacy for the presidency of world government Rome will raise the scarecrow of Judaeo-communism. Not only will this rally Rome's supporters, it will gather public opinion at a time when all fiat currencies including the USD will have failed leaving the nations motherless broke.
Then Rome will show her hand: Daniel 9:27, "And the prince of Papal Rome will confirm the covenant with many for 1 week of years (Revelation 17:12-18): and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the grain offering [restored by Jewry] to cease. [Jewry has fabricated the furniture, silver and golden utensils, curtains and important sections of masonry for a third temple to be built on Mount Moriah, which has been occupied by es Sakhra, dedicated in AD692, and al Aqasa Mosque. These Muslim buildings are called "abominations which desolate" the site of Solomon's temple once razed by God's servant Nebuchadnezzar, and General Titus whose legion "left not one stone upon another" (Matthew 24:3). The earthquake of Zechariah 14:4-5 and Revelation 16:19 will cleave the Mount of Olives and demolish the existing buildings] "and the Pope will overspread it with his religious abominations, even to the consummation, and that will be poured upon the desolater".
Rome has the gold, Jews hold the mortgages, deeds, contracts, cash, bonds, stocks and shares, and unless the US dollar is refinanced their wealth will be scrap paper. Rome will refinance the US dollar which will grant her a mortgage over all currencies because most international trade is based on the US dollar. Russia will withdraw her troops and the pope will be acclaimed world president.
The Prophet said, "I believe, one of these glorious days, when this united confederation of church goes together, and the new pope is brought out of the [UN in the] United States and put over there [in Jerusalem] according to prophecy, then they'll form an image like unto the beast. And I tell you, the true Church of God will be drove together. The real, true believers out of Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Nazarene, Pilgrim Holiness, whatever they'll be, will go together and cemented by the love of God, that'll make the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, all the believers. And agnostics and shallow-minded will be cast to one side; they'll go right on into the confederation of churches" (54-1219, Acts of the Holy Spirit, par. 87).
Brother Branham said, "the Seven Seals had the mysteries hid, of what It all was; and is supposed to open It in the last day, at the Laodicean Age, at the end of time (Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 6:11; 10:6; 12:12; 16:17). Thanks be to God! That finishes the Message to the Church. That finishes It. When they look back and see what has been, and see where it's all brought up to, that finishes It, the age of the Church." [When the last saint predestined to the PART-Word Body was baptized into Christ His mediation was fulfilled, redemption was over, and He opened and revealed the mystery of the Seven Seals for His end-time Bride].
"Now notice the trumpets that we're speaking of, is a call together for either a feast, for war, for a person, some sacred day, or something like that. Notice. You say, "For a Person?" Yeah. Or, for the year of jubilee, the announcing of the coming of freedom, when Israel could go back . . . what it means is, "a gathering together of the people," the trumpet.
Paul said, "When the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who can prepare themselves for war, or for peace, or whatever it is?" Who knows? You have to know what the trumpet sounds. Therefore, when the trumpet sounds, we see something in the earth today. There is a great trouble somewhere. Everybody knows it. Everybody has become a neurotic. The whole world is a neurotical world, and we know there is something wrong. The Pentagon, everywhere, we know there is something wrong (64-0719M, The Feast of the Trumpets, par 134-138).
We are at the end of the age and the coming in of the Seventieth Week. God promised Jacob a Former or Teaching Rain to prepare him to repatriate and for the Message his prophets will sow. This Nisan outpouring (Joel 2:23; Matthew 27:50-53) will also produce our Latter rain to ripen the Gospel seeds sown by our Former Rain (the Message of Malachi 4:5, 6b, Matthew 17:11 and Revelation 10:7), empower us to manifest that we are the Sons of God by the "third pull" in a "Mount Carmel showdown" and grant us faith for translation grace.
The Holy Spirit will fall upon all flesh: "many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand" (Daniel 12:10; Revelation 21:11). The "latter rain" will sweep the world. I believe the corruption of our money-loving capitalist society whose politicians and corporations are cannibalizing (once) Christian nations, holding us hostage to the COVID-19 racket of the UN's Agenda 21; brutally murdering citizens and destroying the nations of the Middle East, ignorant that they have been tasked to kill the children of Jacob before they can return for redemption to the Land of their Covenant. Small wonder veterans without Christ cannot rest their conscience and are suicidal. And Satan force-feeds Hollywood filth—adultery, fornication, murder, stealing, foul language and cunning deception into their living room.
Look at the condition of the once Christian West, paedophilia, homosexuality, miscegenation, transgender surgery funded by defence forces. Fraudulent elections, false news controlled by Intelligence (sic) services, lying propaganda for political and material ends. Jesus said, "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man" (Luke 17:26). We have been living in the days of the Coming of the Son of man since 1963. Genesis 6:6-7, "In the days of Noah the Lord repented that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for I am sorry that I have made them".
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.