But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. ~ 2 Peter 3:8
For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. ~ Psalms 90:4
As I continue working through this unexpected series of updates to TheOpenScroll.com, this study called, The Threefold Model of Great Sevens, was just used to prompt me with a reminder about an upcoming watch day, Yom Teruah, to which the Lord had already been drawing my attention.
While revisiting the presentation and working through a significant refreshing of the content, I did a lot of reflection on what benefit that insight about the time fractal has been to us. As I noodled on how the insight applied in this present season the Lord reminded me of the help that this insight has already been in this strange season where we have been skewed off the prophetic schedule.
As presented in the study, the seven year period (Shemitah) that is appointed for the close of this age is one of three kinds of sets, weeks, if you will. Each of these is modeled on the same pattern but are on three different scales, which is why I call it a fractal. According to the principles laid out in, The Threefold Model of Great Sevens (Beyond the Veil), and based upon our seasons of watching, we anticipate that a sign will appear on Yom Teruah. The Karaite-Korner calendar anticipates sighting the new moon on the evening of October 2nd, signaling the beginning of Yom Teruah at the setting of the sun.
The wonky season assures that the actual event prophesied for this calendar date will not manifest, and given the other signs of this derailed Shemitah, it doesn't seem very likely that the sign will bring forth a particularly accurate picture of what will eventually fulfill the prophecy. But still, it's a watch day, and the Lord is directing us so we offer this announcement as a heads up and invitation to participate in the watching. (Mark 13:37) We have been surprised plenty in this season so we want to be careful to stay on the alert. Usually, scanning the news turns up what we're watching for, but there may be personal signs given to individuals as well.
Informed watching involves both knowing when to look and what to look for. Being prepared in advance is helpful. What kind of sign might be expected? One that relates in some way to the themes of the great sevens where they align with and project into our time-frame. One that provides some kind of shadow as cast by the event prophesied. We're approaching the end of the 4th year of this Shemitah, which began on Yom Teruah in 2012, so there's our marker as we transition into the 5th “watch of the night” (or alt-night-watches, as it may be considered). Having looked at this already, Aaron and I agree that the prospects seem very ominous!
This is to be continued in another post, giving you an opportunity to do some homework, as led.
The Threefold Model of Great Sevens