We have been seeing the pending reset of time embedded in many books of the Bible. Some examples appear very openly and simply but others are more complex or less superficial in their embedding. In this installment we're going to explore the latter kind.
The extended keystone pattern appears in the book of Genesis as Jacob's sons travel to Egypt to buy grain during the famine. If you read the account in Genesis 42-46 and count their round trips you'll discover that the sum is only 2 1/2, the half being due to the fact that they don't return to Canaan on the final trip. But God doesn't always account things in plain ways! We recommend reading those chapters now because we're going to proceed on the assumption that they are fresh in mind.
You'll be even better prepared if you're already familiar with the remarkable prophetic allegory presented in these studies: Joseph and Benjamin - Part I and Part II. The famine responsible for these trips between Canaan and Egypt was featured in Part 2 of this series so you may want to revisit that to refresh your memory. Of the examples we've covered so far, that record of the 7 years of plenty being eaten up by 7 years of famine may perhaps be the most foundational.
Let's begin the esoteric accounting of Jacob's sons' journeys during the great famine.
The famine is already severe so Jacob sends his sons to Egypt to buy grain. The first trip is pretty straightforward. Excepting Benjamin, the remaining 10 sons of Jacob leave the family home in Canaan. (Genesis 42:1-5) They arrive in Egypt and are engaged by Joseph, whom they don't recognize as their brother. Simeon is detained as a hostage and the 9 are sent home but are told not to return without Benjamin. (Genesis 42:26-29)
The beginning of the 2nd trip is recorded in Genesis 43:15, but that's not how we're going to count it. Because Jacob wasn't willing to risk losing Benjamin there has been a significant delay. Judah makes the following comment, and we're going to take that as a hint.
For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice.” ~ Genesis 43:10
He's not just making conversation. He's dropping a clue. The concept of returning is highlighted, and we're counting those suggested by Judah as 2 more trips of the same kind as the 1st. When they leave for Egypt with Benjamin as recorded in Genesis 43:15, this begins the 4th trip in our esoteric accounting of the series.
When they arrive in Egypt with Benjamin, Joseph's steward releases Simeon, the brother they had bound and detained as a hostage. The name, Simeon, means, hearing, but even though "hearing" is restored, according to the prophetic type, they remain unaware that Egypt's fearsome second in command is actually their brother Joseph. This is the first time Joseph has ever laid eyes on his only full brother and emotions are high. The special meal is filled with drama. Joseph teases them with big clues while continuing to protect his secret identity. He has a plan. He knows what he wants and he knows how to get it! This trip is a cryptic prophecy about this 4th shemitah in the count from the celestial sign of 1991, which is not without its drama as a season of limited hearing! Things have not been what they initially seemed to be.
Joseph sends the 11 brothers on their way (Genesis 44:3) with the impression that they're simply returning to Canaan with the grain they bought. By intrigue they have been framed for theft and are intercepted according to plan when they have gone only a little way out of the city. Joseph's "stolen" silver cup is found in Benjamin's sack of grain so, as thieves caught in the act, they return to Joseph's house in the city. (Genesis 44:13) The accounting of this prophetic 4th trip is complicated, unlike the 1st 3. In this return to the city we begin to see the emerging keystone pattern.
In his humbled position, Judah makes a confession in the telling of a story that includes mention of Joseph and how much distress his father Jacob had suffered over his probable demise. Judah offers himself as a substitute for Benjamin for their father's sake, and Joseph is apparently satisfied with that sign. The turning point has come! He tells them plainly that he's their brother and gives them special direction.
9 Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. 10 You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have. ~ Genesis 45:9-10
They are officially welcomed to Egypt where they will join their brother who had been sent on ahead. No longer do they live in Canaan, ritually speaking, because Egypt is already their new home. Their journey from Egypt to their former home in Canaan (Genesis 45:25) and their return (Genesis 46:1-7) with Jacob and all his household is then the 5th and final round trip in the series. The key perspective is that, consistent with their former journeys, they leave home and return back again. They had torn their garments prior to being returned to the city so, wearing the changes of clothes they received from Joseph, they would have appeared as Egyptians on their way to fetch Jacob. Supporting that identification, they traveled in a caravan of Egyptian vehicles with Egyptian beasts of burden bearing a wealth of Egyptian goods.
Since this pattern of the extended keystone exists in their travels and these treks represent periods of time, what is suggested in their being intercepted and returned back to Joseph's house in the city is a return to the past. We're going to explore some of the other esoteric indicators of time that are present in the account that lead us to equate the ritually accounted 4th and 5th trips to the 4th and 5th shemitah counted off from the celestial sign of 1991.
It is no mystery to readers of the biblical record how Joseph could seat his brothers at the table in the order of their birth because it's something a brother would naturally remember, but Joseph kept this secret. When Joseph's steward intercepts the brothers outside the city for having "stolen" his master's silver cup, their sacks of grain are searched in order from the oldest to the youngest. Once more, the secret knowledge of their ages is on exhibit. This gives emphasis to the matter of chronological order and to the possession of secret knowledge about chronology.
In the narrative of the journeys made to buy grain we find no small amount of attention given to the money involved. The fact that the money that was intended to pay for grain was being secretly returned in the mouth of their sacks was very disturbing to them, and this return of their money was considered to be a sign that God was blessing and/or ensnaring them. With respect to the saying that time is money and the resultant metaphor of money-as-time, it may be observed that money, secretly returned, speaks of time, secretly returned.
The brothers who are finally gathered together are 12 in number, a primary time number. Benjamin is the youngest, and it's this 12th son who is brought in to complete the set amidst much drama. The time number that we know to be specially connected with 12 is 5, and this appears redundantly in connection with Joseph's blessings of Benjamin. This 12th son receives 5 portions of food at the meal and then 5 changes of clothing when the other brothers had each received only a single portion of food and a single change of clothes. The 5-fold portion of food speaks of the favorable grant of special insight about time. While Joseph's secret identity is the obvious subject, for those who can perceive the redundant esoteric layering, the matter of time and the special knowledge of times is undeniable! The 5 changes of clothes are Egyptian, heavenly, and such garments suggest the heavenly spiritual body that is fit for 5 dimensions, which is to say, operative in a realm beyond the 4 of time and space. In addition to the 5 changes of clothes Benjamin received 300 pieces of silver when his brothers received none. The number 300 factors into 12*5*5 - and money is time! Given the prophetic context, it suggests that Benjamin is dispatched on a time mission.
Even the grain in the sack is identified with the number 5 and therefore time. After interpreting Pharaoh's dreams, Joseph continued to address Pharaoh, sharing the insight he received by revelation.
33 Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. 35 Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them guard it. 36 Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine.” 37 Now the proposal seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his servants. ~ Genesis 41:34
Of the grain of salvation, 1/5 of the harvest was gathered for each of 7 years under a man's supervision who was discerning and wise. This precious reserve of 1/5 was the means of salvation, being guarded carefully and distributed for consumption during the 7 years of the famine. As this is now the shemitah of plenty, Y'shua is directing the work that Joseph modeled, and with appointed overseers "in charge of the land," the grain of salvation is being stewarded toward the famine of the devouring shemitah. On the esoteric level, it's evident that special knowledge about the times is implicit in the reserve of grain.
It was early one morning back in April or May of 2017 that I received insight into the number 5 as a time number, which was then found to be generally in connection with the number 12. This was quickly confirmed to Aaron and I. The initial insight involved the 5 smooth stones David had sourced from a brook, one of which was used to slay Goliath. The phrase that stood out to me was that the 1 resonated with the 5. The shade of meaning that appears to be associated with 5 has to do with time through frequency and oscillation and more particularly with the damping of amplitude or force as a control factor. The brook David sourced the stones from was as a river of time with stones made smooth by water-as-time. We understand the role of the stones as changing the flow of water-as-time in the epic time ritual when Joshua directed the crossing of the Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant. Stones numbering 12 were removed from the river and carried into the promised land, then 12 others from the promised land were carried into the river and carefully placed at the feet of the priests who carried the Ark. The Ark - as a portable center of time - an object identified with the presence of the Lord of time. Heads up! Lord willing, that's going to be a pivot in an upcoming installment in this series that is directly related to these prophetic keystone journeys during the famine!
Because of what we find in the rich use of the number 5 in this esoteric account, this might suggest why there are 5 shemitah in the full keystone set, that it has to do with time and perhaps, the containment of time. The 1 (final) trip where the strategic salvation mission is completed resonates with the 5.
This detailed prophetic scenario of the journeys is related to what I wrote about in the 2 part legacy study about Joseph and Benjamin. There's some overlap and, notably, the discovery of both has involved the possession of special knowledge about timing as the key!
As I've testified before in writing about Joseph and Benjamin, it was way back in the Winter of 1991-2 when I came to see this historical account in Genesis as a remarkable prophetic allegory. The Lord was showing me great favor in that season, prompting questions and leading me straightaway to the answers. I had been prompted to ask a very specific question about timing, about when, during the 7 year season of fulfillment, the resurrection event I still only knew as "the rapture" would occur. First, I was led to see the development of Joseph as a type of Christ in His "first advent," which is a concept I had been introduced to some time earlier. But then I was suddenly made aware of how His "second advent" was also in view! When the drama that was focused on the brothers' recognition of Joseph reached a climax, my question was answered and immediately confirmed!
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. ~ Genesis 45:6
The Lord led me then to Luke 12:38 and from there to Acts 12:10 to discover another remarkable prophetic allegory that paralleled what I had just found in Genesis. The revelation insight involved the timing of a key transitional event in a series of related events. I had been prepared in advance with a foundation of knowledge about timing and, in this very personal revelation it was accepted that I would have a role to play.
There are differences between that prophetic scenario and the one in the same passage that deals with the journeys - but also similarities. The discovery again involved the timing of a key transitional event in a series of related events. Aaron and I had been prepared in advance of coming to this scenario with a foundation of knowledge about timing and, in this very personal revelation it is accepted that we have a role to play. Based on promises made to Aaron and myself over the past 7 years, we know we will both be involved with some kind of time mission or missions. Perhaps others are also directly involved. We are continually aware that our knowledge is still pretty sketchy and that there's far more that we don't know than what we think we do. When it comes to this cryptic scenario of the journeys we believe that there's a time mission concealed therein that pertains to the pivoting of the doubled shemitah, when 2019 shifts to 2012.
With all that, there's plenty more. Lord willing, this is to be continued.