Thursday, May 17, 2018

Part 12 - About the Schedule of the Pending Reset of Time

Have you been finding the examples we've presented so far to be compelling witnesses to the strange reality of a pending reset of time? Those we're about to present involve Job, the profound book, and other scriptural references to him and his story.

The book of Job is believed to be the oldest book in the canon of the holy scriptures. It's the account of a man who is renowned for his patient endurance during a great season of trial, and a dramatic witness to the Lord's character.

10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. ~ James 5:10-11

Job was a blessed man before he was severely tested and his patient endurance was manifest. He lost almost everything, but at the conclusion of the trial he received a substantial increase. Job's life is 2-fold as "Job-life 1.0," then "Job-life 2.0." He lived well and then had it crash. That led to a reboot with an upgrade. We see in this modeling the still pending reset of time. In terms that should by now be very familiar, it is Job-shemitah 860 rebooting into Job-shemitah 861. There are several reasons why we see it this way. Two have to do with how the keystone pattern appears. Two have to do with references in other passages, both in the New Testament.

The dynamic of the story is important so here's the intro from chapter 1. Pay attention to the details because we're going to see the image of Job-life 1.0 reappear in Job-life 2.0 as a show of persisting certain elements from shemitah 860. (What we do in this present season matters!)

1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. 2 Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east. 4 His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, “Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually. 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. 7 The Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” 8 The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.” 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face.” 12 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the Lord. ~ Job 1:1-12

As the passage continues, we may perceive the keystone pattern in the series of tragedies.

13 Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,

14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and took them and slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,

19 and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
~ Job 1:13-19

We find three things of a kind wrapped neatly within the bracketing mentions of Job's children eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house. In these tragic events, Job loses both animals and servants. Finally, outside the aforementioned wrapper, a 4th tragedy happens. Like the first three, a single servant remains to bear the news, but there are significant differences. All Job's children are killed, but no servants were reported killed or animals lost. Is this not the keystone pattern and a prophecy that serves today as a witness to us? Is this not what brought Job life 1.0 to something of a bitter end? But, of course, that's not the end of the story! Fortunes must be lost before they can be restored double!

Here's how the story ends.

10 The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold. 11 Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold. 12 The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He had seven sons and three daughters. 14 He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15 In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers. 16 After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations. 17 And Job died, an old man and full of days. ~ Job 42:10-17

Job died, an old man and full of days. Full of days. That's a figure of speech, obviously, but we note that this language supports the level of interpretation where Job is a prophetic symbol of seasons of time. Because we're primarily interested in the 7-fold sets known as shemitah, we note that, while these numberings don't seem to play in any significant allegorical way, they seem worth noting. There are 7 former and 7 latter sons, and 7*1000 then 7*2000 sheep. Job lived 7*20 years after his trials of adversity ended. We note that the Hebrew word for "female donkeys" in Job 42:12 and Job 1:3 is the numerically significant Hebrew word H860, which we gave attention to in previous installments in this series as linked to the numbering of shemitah.

So, in addition to the witness of the keystone pattern in the series of tragedies, Job's life reboot features another witness in the series of those who lectured Job about his situation.

Job's wife was the first to address him.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. ~ Job 2:9

Her brief counsel was far from a lecture. Job was first lectured at length by a collection of three men who are called by some, the miserable comforters.

And three of the friends of Job hear of all this evil that hath come upon him, and they come in each from his place -- Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite -- and they are met together to come in to bemoan him, and to comfort him; ~ Job 2:11

Their condemnation of Job and contentious dialog with him continued through to the end of the 31st chapter.

1 Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God. 3 And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 4 Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he. 5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned. 6 So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said, “I am young in years and you are old; Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think. 7 “I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom. 8 “But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding. 9 “The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice. 10 “So I say, ‘Listen to me, I too will tell what I think.’ ~ Job 32:1-10

Elihu uses the same kind of figurative language in verse 7 that we noted earlier, "I thought age should speak." Recall from Job 42:17 above that, Job died, an old man and full of days. Job was not literally full of days, and age does not literally speak. Figures of speech are used for emphasis. Elihu says he is young and the attention he gives the matter of age spans several verses and his entire preface. There is in this a highlighting of the matter of time and relative time, and we see in this a prophecy where the men represent spans of time, and 4 shemitah in particular.

So, Elihu came forward according to the keystone pattern as the 4th in series, who was like unto the preceding 3 but yet distinctly different. But he's not yet the last to lecture Job! His dialog continued through to the end of chapter 37 where God himself shows up, who had made the deal with Satan that began Job's trial.

37:21 “Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind has passed and cleared them. 22 “Out of the north comes golden splendor; Around God is awesome majesty. 23 “The Almighty—we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness. 24 “Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise of heart.” 38:1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2 “Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge? 3 “Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me! 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, ~ Job 37:21-38:4

So, in the sequence of those who lecture Job we find the extended keystone pattern where it's the 5th that brings the result. The name, Elihu, means, my God is He, or, He is my God. Elihu, as the 4th in series, seemed to prepare the way for the Almighty Lord to step in and bring closure to the ordeal, representing His work in shemitah 861. Note the time language: from verse 1: Then... verse 3: Now... verse 4: when...

With a recognition of these two witnesses to the keystone and extended keystones patterns in the doubling of Job's difficult but blessed life, let's continue on to consider how two passages referencing Job in the New Testament lend further support with their own special testimonies. We'll start with one where Job is not actually named.

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” ~ Luke 22:31

Where else in the biblical record has Satan demanded permission to do that to someone? Right. We can infer that permission was granted and that Peter, like Job, was severely tested. We can also infer that Peter patiently endured and was blessed accordingly. But this isn't just about the disciple and his history because Peter is modeling prophecy! We see in the Lord's announcement about Peter's sifting the very same prophetic message of Job -resonating with that profound witness to the doubled shemitah 860 and 861!

Without understanding about the doubled shemitah, how can one make sense of the turning again of Peter, after which he strengthens his brothers? As with the resources of the 2-fold blessed Job-life 2.0 this account cryptically draws upon, those of whom Peter is a prophetic type will be able to fulfill the mission and strengthen "his brothers." With the Lord himself praying for Peter, I am assured that the faith of those represented will not fail, and that they will survive the trial of sifting and emerge as qualified for every challenge of the work of that season! The Lord isn't stuttering when he addresses Peter. "Simon, Simon," He said, using that name that is the same as, Simeon, in the Hebrew. It is doubled. It means, hearing. I've written about this doubled naming before, and in this context I see it further in connection with the doubled life and blessing of Job and the doubled shemitah. Faith has to do with hearing, and what I call the hear-do cycle is pertinent. Look it up, as the Lord may lead.

While that may already be resonating with you, this gets even more compelling when the verses around it are considered.

28 “You are those who have stood by Me in My trials; 29 and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 But he said to Him, “Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!” 34 And He said, “I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me.” ~ Luke 22:28-34

As you should know, it's through the declaration of verse 34 (from the version in John 13:38) that I received the insight into the keystone pattern in 2008, on the 13th day of the 1st month - on a heptadic node of the sign for the Bride! Verses 28-30 evoke the endurance and reward that are so much the stuff of Job's testimony, right? Verse 33 calls attention to the commitment of one who is willing to sacrifice all for the sake of a friend. Peter was willing, as he proved by wielding the sword at the scene of the Lord's arrest in Gethsemane, but it was not the appointed time. I've written about the final exam, martyrdom, and the role of the Bride when her critical season of testimony arrives. In shemitah 861, that season will arrive, and in preparation for that there must be a strengthening by whomsoever is modeled by Peter in his unfailing faith - when once "he" has turned again!

Finally, the other supporting reference is found in the 5th chapter of James, where Job is famously commended and offered as an example of patient endurance in a witness to the Lord's character.

10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. ~ James 5:10-12

It wasn't until I was inspired to explore the architectural structure that I really grasped how profound this passage is. It conceals and reveals the secret embedded in the book of Job, the mystery of the doubled shemitah!

The passage appears here as an interactive presentation. Explore it by hovering your mouse and clicking on the bars (or tapping and double tapping) to expose our commentary.

James 5:7-12 - Interactive

In closing, I am inspired to repeat some concluding paragraphs from the 3rd part in this series, for perspective.

...I was watching a video and the scientist made the following observation. "You can't prove scientific things in a laboratory the same way you prove mathematic theorems. You prove things in a laboratory by piling up so much evidence that its simply unreasonable to deny it." The panel seen on screen had it expressed this way. "Proof is evidence that is so strong that it would be statistically unreasonable to deny it." This speaks to both Aaron and myself in comparison to how it is with the evidence we present. The evidence piles up to make certain points that are increasingly compelling. There comes a tipping point, where we become convinced, where we believe the testimony of the collection of independent witnesses. We are becoming convinced, as the Lord continues to bring forth more witnesses of the kind that have spoken so loudly to us over many years. The redundancy of the patterns, the consistency of the symbolism, the nature and timing of the signs attending the expanding insight - these are hard to deny.

Having a precise knowledge of the time as this age comes to the most significant points of transition has been the key to our knowing that this timeline has been skewed off the prophetic schedule. The matter of knowing it again after the reset of time will be essential when the sign for the Bride manifests in the context of the great hoax. Likewise, our having confidence in knowing the schedule of the reset appears to have value, so we intend to continue passing what we receive on to you, as the Lord provides.

Aaron and I thank you for your support, the funding of our efforts, the comments and insight and words of encouragement, and your prayers, on which we depend! We are so blessed to serve with you in this season!