Monday, June 03, 2013

Part 6 - To Number Our Days Aright - Projections on a Practical Prophetic Model

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

It follows from an awareness of the esoteric meaning of the night watch of Psalm 90:4 that a practical benefit is intended for those living in the watches of the night. That's us! If this present Shemittah week really is unfolding according to the same pattern as the days of Creation and the millennia of biblical history, what is past is prophetic and valuable for guidance. There is insight to be gleaned from the model that is the account of the days of creation but far more potential lies in the rich source that is the model of biblical history. Events from long ago are manifesting in a recognizable way in the same sequence but on a different time scale, compressed at a thousand to one. The proof is in the watching. The basic process seems simple enough: Map the events, watch and analyze.

The process is designed and wholly sponsored by the Lord Y'shua, who conceals and reveals. The Lord delights to glorify Himself in His people. If you perceive an invitation to watch in this manner then continue looking to the Lord for His provision. By volume, most of the content on this blog is devoted to highlighting and exposing the works of the Adversary, his ways and means. This is his age and he is exploiting every benefit to the fullest advantage in carrying out his appointed work. Yet, my Lord, who is sovereign, is assured victory, who frees a small people and equips them for missions on behalf of others in the working out of a great salvation. That's what this is all about.

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, 17 comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

One of the tests that must be applied before mapping can begin in earnest involves the Shabbat unit, the seventh day. How are we to understand what presents a conundrum for 6 or 7 day theorists, that the seventh millennium is appointed for the Lord's reign on the earth? By the reckoning of nearly all biblical scholars that calendar milestone was reached years ago. Obviously, the lion and lamb are not yet lying peacefully together in the field so what does this do for the theory, which seems to have failed its only practical test? If the basis of the pattern fails or the biblical calendar is unreliable the system cannot be trusted to provide anything of value. While I don't have all the answers, I'm confident that I have a few and that the Lord has provided and will continue to provide us with what we need in a timely fashion. There is much to be learned.

So, if the 7th millennium has begun, how can this be considered what is oft referred to as the millennial reign of Christ? My assessment of the matter is rooted in taking the small number of things I know to be true, and accepting what naturally derives from that, according to the Lord's favor. Based upon what I've documented substantially in Beyond the Veil I have confidence in claiming that the seventh millennium of biblical history began in 1999 on Yom Teruah. This day of a thousand year duration has the character of any other day.

Biblically, a day spans from sunset to sunset. “And the evening and the morning were the first day,” and so on throughout the week. The transitions are subtle and somewhat ambiguous, as some account the moment of transition being when three stars become visible at twilight. As this present seventh millennial day began at sunset, so it is that the dark season began to manifest in the earth. When dawn comes, that's when the Lord will appear to all and the awesome wonder of promised restoration will manifest. It's a simple pattern. While a rigid application suggests that the dark night would therefore endure for half of the millennial day, I can't say I have any insight into whether that might be so, or how it would manifest. Confirming the basic pattern, however, I perceive how the setting sun at the close of this day is evident in the following passages.

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. 9 And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
~ Revelation 20:1-3, 7-10

Some suggest that we must view references to a thousand years as an approximation while many others insist it's merely allegorical. While the many references to the numbered span tempt most to view them with a degree of skepticism, all I really want to say at this point is that, what the Lord, Who knows the end from the beginning and cannot lie, will do in keeping His word has not yet been fully revealed. All matters of time and beyond are in His keeping.

The next item on the agenda involves taking account of a few more of the small number of things I have a high degree of confidence in, which relate to the middle of the third day. What may be learned from this analysis should be useful when considering how the other events in the pattern are unfolding.

I'll offer only a brief outline of what is anticipated because documentation has already been provided in Beyond the Veil. The first year began on Yom Teruah 2012 and the middle of the third year falls around Pesah, 2015. Cryptic but redundant passages present a series of connected events that begin with the revealing of the lawless one on the 13th day of the first month (which is of course the 7th on the alternate civil/regnal accounting). Following that, the sealing of 144k sons of Israel and Bride Theft on the last day of Hag HaMatzot, the 21st day of the first month. Following that fulfillment of the barley harvest, the wheat harvest celebrated at Shavuot will occur, which is connected to Hag HaMatzot by the Omer count of seven weeks from the day after the weekly Shabbat to the 1st day of the week that brings the count to the full Yobel number.

The model suggests what will project onto that is what happened in the middle of the third millennial day, the major historical event of the exodus from Egypt, 2448 years from Adam. The crossing of the sea is celebrated on the 21st day of the first month, the same day of the year other biblical types picture the sealing of the 144k sons of Israel and the Bride Theft. The exodus is a prophecy of the Bride Theft on a few levels that include timing. See The Exodus Archetype for reference.

There are some challenges in mapping events from the millennial week to the Shemittah. Primarily, how is a year to be identified when the exact beginning and end points are unknown, which depend upon the ripening of Israel's barley and the sighting of the new moons? I'm using the Gregorian calendar as a familiar reference system but the Lord's calendar as described in the Bible is the one that is of primary interest. If this exercise in watching bears the anticipated fruit, what will be learned will be enough. One thing I've learned so far is that this process of watching and learning at the Lord's feet is labor intensive. We show up on the job and work it, and the Lord provides for the labor at hand.

24 Four things are small on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: 25 The ants are not a strong people, but they prepare their food in the summer; ~ Proverbs 30:24-25

Here's three kinds of projections of the exodus into our Shemittah. If this kind of thing is right up your alley, please check my figures and projections and logic. If this doesn't make sense to you, don't fret over it, it's not your thing.

2448 FA - The Exodus from Egypt
2/28/15 * 9/18/12 + 893.5 [365*2.448]
3/10/15 * 9/27/14 + 163.5 [365*0.448]
3/5/15 * 9/27/14 + 158.6 [354*0.448]

The first represents a count from the beginning of the Shemittah, which is past and therefore known. Yom Teruah was on 9/18/2012. Using the number of days in a solar year (365) and multiplying it by the decimal representation of when the exodus happened (2.448) the result of 893.5 days is obtained. Counting that number of days from Yom Teruah 2012 brings us to 2/28/15. (Online Date Calculator)

The second projection seems to be more likely. Instead of counting from the beginning of the week I choose the beginning of the third year as a starting point. This is unknown because the barley and moon status comes by observation, but, based upon the data gleaned from years of Nehemiah Gordon's Karaite watching and reporting, my best guess is that Yom Teruah will probably be 9/27/14. Using the figures for the standard solar year length and appropriate decimal representation of when the exodus happened during the third millennium, the date derived in the calculation is 3/10/15.

The third projection is like the second but with another level of difficulty. The estimate of the year's start date is supplemented with an estimate of the year's end (9/16/15?). With those end points, the number of days in that year becomes 354, a change that drops the calculated count of days slightly when compared to a standard solar year. The projection of the exodus by this means is 3/5/15.

How do my projections of the exodus compare with those of when to expect the revealing of the lawless one and the other key events?

3/22/15 - Aviv 1
4/3/15 (Friday) - Revealing of the lawless one on the 13th day of 1st month
4/5/15 (Sunday) - 4/11/15 (Saturday) - Pesah/Hag haMatzot spanning 15th-21st day of 1st month
4/11/15 (Saturday) - Sealing of 144k and Bride Theft, last day of Pesah/Hag haMatzot on the 21st day of 1st month
5/31/15 (Sunday) - Shavuot wheat harvest - 50th day after weekly Shabbat during Hag-haMatzot. (4/11/15 + 50)

The crossing of the sea projects into early March, and the events I believe correspond to it are anticipated about a month later. I'm going to repeat what I wrote previously. Because the one matching set I've been best informed about displays a fairly precise alignment, that observation suggests a similar degree of precision might be found throughout. Just how precisely the pattern matching will manifest is unknown but what I've observed thus far makes a compelling argument to continue watching with this in view. This may become a vital window of insight, something of a road map for navigation.

This is not divining or a guessing game. I consider it a learning process that is best summed up in the Lord's simple directive to watch. We take what we get and we just go with it, seeking continual provision from the Lord.

To be continued, Lord willing.

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