Saturday, April 06, 2013

Part 3 - To Number Our Days Aright - Still More Examples of 3 Things and Then a 4th

To number our days aright let [us] know, And we bring the heart to wisdom. ~ Psalm 90:12 YLT

Here's more examples of the “3 things and then a 4th” pattern the Lord revealed to me. These prophecies establish the chronology of the end times relative to the celestial sign of the Lord's return in judgment, which came in 1991.

6 And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. 7 And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ 8 And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9 and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’” ~ Luke 13:6-9

What has been unfolding in the news is described here as a digging around and putting in of fertilizer. If it still smells a lot like dung, well, that's why. There's good news, though, because the fig tree in His vineyard will bear fruit, first in the 144k sons of Israel. The 4th year is a type of this present Shemittah! What an exciting time to be alive! What an honor!

Acknowledging the context of that parable, I note how it's bracketed by a pair of illustrations that reveal the same pattern through the number 18 as representing 3 similar units, as a 6+6+6.

4 Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. ~ Luke 13:4-5

10 And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13 And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God. 14 But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “ There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” ~ Luke 13:10-14

In the opening bracket, 18 were killed by the falling tower. In the closing, 18 years marked the season of the woman's suffering from a sickness caused by a spirit. The number 6 is called to our attention by a tare in the context of a week. Given the obvious 18 as 6+6+6 and how these lessons bracket the parable of the fig tree in the vineyard, I believe this is a structure that conceals more layers of the featured prophetic pattern. I believe the warning of verse 5, “repent or perish,” is intended for this very season, the 4th, when the final accounting is appointed. And, likewise, I believe the deliverance healing of that woman at the synagogue on the Shabbat is prophetic of this time, and our God will be so glorified in a people despite the tares' wielding of control.

It's of great interest that the number 666 occurs only four times in the Bible, three times in the Old Testament and once in the New. Yes, it's another instance of the prophetic pattern! Twice we see it as the number of talents of gold with reference to King Solomon. (1 Kings 10:14 and 2 Chronicles 9:13) Once we find it in a numbering of Jews who returned from exile in Babylon, of the offspring of Adonikam. (Ezra 2:13) Then, instead of as a count of things, we find it in the book of Revelation in a similar but different kind of identification by number!

Here is the wisdom! He who is having the understanding, let him count the number of the beast, for the number of a man it is, and its number [is] 666 ~ Revelation 13:18 YLT

Revelation 13:18, appointed to be fulfilled in this fourth Shemittah from 1991! Thirteen is a number representing the rebel lord beast, which I often repeat. Eighteen is the sum of three sixes. The beast and his mark - 666. When is that due? In late 2016, as I understand the prefiguring patterns!

In Matthew's account of the “last supper” we find a parallel to John 13:38, the verse through which the Lord spoke to me about the pattern. What's really interesting in this account is how the pattern declared is immediately demonstrated in the verses that follow, at Gethsemane!

34 Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” 35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.” All the disciples said the same thing too. ~ Matthew 26:34-35

To reiterate, the three denials of Peter are three things, followed by the fourth, the cock crowing, which, being interpreted, means that three seasons of denial are followed by one where there is acceptance and resurrection. Immediately following that cryptic declaration of the prophetic pattern, a passionate scene unfolds to provide a dramatic enactment of the same.

36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. ~ Matthew 26:36-37

What follows now are three scenes where Y'shua addresses Peter, James and John, then goes and prays asking for the cup to pass from him, if it is the Father's will.

[1 of 4]
38 Then He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.” 39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”

[2 of 4]
40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.”

[3 of 4]
43 Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. ~ Matthew 26:38-44

This next time, Y'shua addresses his disciples again but instead of separating himself he invites them to go with him, and instead of praying about the cup he begins to drink it as they go.

[4 of 4]
45 Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!” 47 While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him.” 49 Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 50 And Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him. ~ Matthew 26:45-50

Judas is a type of the Antichrist, the one doomed to destruction. He's coming is appointed for this 4th Shemittah from 1991. Unless maybe these patterns I'm seeing are all just cosmic coincidence.


This account of the Lord drinking his cup is a prophecy about this Shemittah and the unleavened Barley Bride, who will first follow her Lord as a willing sacrifice. Barley crops are considered soil conditioner, plowed under for the sake of the next crop in the field. You did read that set of writings about Gethsemane I linked in Part 1, right? Do you understand the final exam, how that martyrdom is optional but you should really want to qualify for the privilege? Have you read where I wrote about Genesis 44, where Benjamin was setup, with Joseph's cup hidden in his sack?

This is not yet the last of the remarkable testimonies of the pattern. More to follow, Lord willing!

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