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Edition 274. August 26th 2015
Jubilees, dates, times and numbers:
Jubilees, dates, times and numbers:
With so much on the agenda at the moment, I thought it would be good to have a look behind the scenes of some of these prophetic events.
We’ve all heard the news on the blood moons, the Shemitah and Jubilee. We’ve all heard the news about the importance of the Feats of the Lord and their significance now. We’ve all heard the news about the advance of Islam and its agenda to destroy Israel and take over the world. We’ve all the news about the soon coming prophesied destruction of Damascus and the coming big war with Iran, and her allies, against Israel.
We’ve all heard the news about four, about blood, about Adam...whoa! Stop! – No we haven’t what are you talking about?
Okay, do I have your attention? – Good, let’s go on.
Hidden messages in plain sight:
I want to speak about some important, but hidden messages relating to many of these things. You should be surprised as we go on!
Firstly, the study of numbers and their importance, especially prophetically, is called Bible numerics. It is not called numerology. Please don’t use that term. Numerology is a Satanic, fortune-telling, occult practise.
The three original languages used to make up the Bible; Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, are alpha-numeric. In other words, the letters of the alphabet have a numeric value as well. So you can simply add up the value of a word. It’s also important to understand that numbers in the Bible have a meaning as well, which is derived from the uses of that number in the scriptures.
For example: 1=unity, 2=division, 3=trinity, 4=world and creation, 5=grace, 6=man under sin, 7=spiritual perfection, 8=resurrection and new creation. 9=finality, 13=rebellion, 40=probation, trial, 44=judgment, chosen people, 50=jubilee and deliverance, 70=spiritual power and order, 120=transition.
These numbers become more significant when expressed in double or triple although they keep their singular meaning. 4, 44, 444, 666, 777 and 888 all have major Biblical and prophetic significance.
Now let’s get to work.
The Hebrew word for blood is “däm,” (Strong’s H1818) which has a numeric value of 44. (This is also called the gematria of the word because it adds up to 44). This number, 4 is the number of the world and also the number of creation. The name Adam is derived from “däm”, so we have a connection here as well.
44 is also the number of “Judgement of the world”, being derived from numerous verses.
Do you see what we have so far? We have blood, having a gematria of 44 which is also the number of the judgment of the world. Let’s continue!
We are now at the end of the 4 blood-moon tetrad. The last of the four blood moons will be the shortest lasting 44 seconds.
Other important gematria counts coming to 44 include:
44 =Babylon. (In prophecy, Babylon is used as a type for the world system.)
44 =To crush, be wretched.
44 =He redeems.
44 =God’s chosen people.
The current President of the US, Obama is the 44th.
The word “Tribulations” appears 44 times in the Bible.
The Vatican occupies 44 hectares of Rome.
You can find more HERE
Jeremiah 44: The chapter deals with the rebellion of Israel and her restoration.
Psalm 44: The whole of this Psalm deals with the subject of God’s redemption of Israel. Verse 4-7: “You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob (Israel.)Through you we will push down our enemies; through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us...you have saved us from our enemies and put to shame those who hated us.”
Isaiah 44: The whole chapter deals with Israel’s redemption and restoration. It ends with verse 28 “He shall perform all My pleasure even saying to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be built’, and to the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.”
Now let’s look at 444:
444 is the gematria number of “Damascus”, the capital of Syria which according to the prophecy of Isaiah 17, will be left “a ruined heap” as it is totally destroyed in one day, by what appears to be a nuclear attack from Israel. It may not be nuclear, but will be so severe it will destroy Damascus and a number of other cities right into Jordan.
This prophecy has not yet occurred. Damascus is the oldest continuously surviving city in the world never to have been destroyed before. Its days are numbered – plastered with 444 all over it!
444 is also the number of trial. It is linked to the decree of Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, which starts the major prophecy of the 70 weeks of years of Daniel.
444 is also the gematria for the Hebrew words “shed blood” found in Leviticus 17:4.
Let’s draw all this together:
4 is the number of the created world. 44 is the number of judgement upon the world. 44 is the number of “blood.” We have 4 blood moons in the current tetrad due to end next month. 444 is the number of Damascus.
►Could we say that when Damascus falls, judgement and bloodshed will be upon the whole world? Could we say that Damascus is the big sign? Could we say that this final blood moon is a more powerful sign than most believe? Could we say that when all these things happen, the tribulation begins and although the Jews will face another Holocaust, this time they will face their Messiah in deliverance, salvation and victory?
I think you know the answer to those questions.
It’s worth bearing in mind that ancient Jewish tradition associates the battle of Gog and Magog (WW111) with the Feast of Tabernacles and the coming of their Messiah. This year Tabernacles falls on the 28th September the day of the final blood moon.
A Jewish Rabbi, named Vaknin and others associate the blood moon tetrad with the redemption of the Jewish people.
Now let’s have a brief look at 911:
We all know the association of 9/11 with the terror attacks in the US of 2001. It’s not coincidental that those events got tagged with 9/11 or simply 911.
9 is the number of finality and 11 is the number of chaos, disorder, confusion and judgement.
If you hover your mouse over these verses containing the “address” 911 you will see some interesting connections:
Hosea 9:11 Amos 9:11 Genesis 9:11 Nehemiah 9:11 Revelation 9:11 Jeremiah 9:11 Ezra 9:11 Isaiah 9:11 Zechariah 9:11 Deuteronomy 9:11 Joshua 9:11. The 911th chapter in the Bible is Haggai 2:6
Why mention this lot? Well 911 is coming up in a few weeks time again. Will it be significant? You tell me!
Shemitah / Jubilee cycles:
►I encourage you to have a look at the material by Rabbi Jonathan Chan on the Shemitah and the Jubilee.
On a Jubilee, slaves were to be set free, debts cancelled and land restored. It was the year of release and deliverance. Families were reunited and given a fresh lease on life.
I’ve always had a problem using the Jubilee calendar for predictive purposes, simply because we don’t have an accurate starting point. God has not counted Jubilees while Israel has been out of favour. In fact, God has not counted Jubilees throughout the church age.
But now Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has come along and pointed out that we do have a reliable Shemita count and a Jubilee must always follow the final year of a Shemitah cycle.
So now we can see where the Jubilees should be if God was counting them.
There are some excellent studies on Jubilee cycles and their relation to the 70-weeks of Daniel.
So now we have a Shemitah ending next month and a Jubilee following it. This just may be the most important Jubilee ever. It is the 120th since Adam and the 70th since the Exodus. It will be the 40th since the events of the cross. How about that for a convergence of important prophetic numbers!
This Jubilee begins as the Shemitah ends on September 23rd 2015. This is the Day of Atonement. This is a very significant time and could signal when the whole world begins to be restored to its original owner in a climatic seven year period called the tribulation.
The Jericho Jubilee:
Do you know what the name "Jericho" means? It means 'moon' or 'city of the moon'! Isn't that just so interesting! Now we have a connection with the blood moons.
There is one unfortunate bad translation of a word in the story of the fall of the Jericho. The words “ram’s horn” is the original word “Yobel,” and should be translated “Jubilee” or “Jubilee trumpet”. We know the story, as the trumpets were blasted the walls fell down and the city was destroyed.
This is a prophetic look in type at the fall of end-time Babylon, or the world-system in the seven year tribulation.
Joshua 6:25 outlines the story of Rahab who helped and hid the Israeli spies in the city of Jericho.
Let’s remember that Rahab the Gentile is almost universally recognised as a type of the Israel-friendly, but mostly Gentile church. And let’s also remember that she was removed from Jericho to a place of safety, before it fell. This is very powerful type of the pre-tribulation rapture.
Most importantly, and little known, is the powerful link between the Jubilee and the rapture in this story.
The false Jubilee:
The leader of the Catholic church, Francis will declare an “extraordinary Jubilee on December 8th 2015. It will be called the “Holy Year of Jubilee and Mercy.” According to him, “no one can be excluded from the mercy of God.” And this will be the theme of the Jubilee.
The Vatican expects millions of “Jubilee pilgrims to visit the “eternal city,” (eternal, like hell!) It will begin on the 8th December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and will last until November 20th 2016, the date when the “Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, is celebrated. Note that the true Jubilee begins on the Feast Day of Atonement! At the same time Francis will honour the 50th anniversary of the 1962-1965 Vatican 11 council.
This Council marked “the engagement with the world” of the church. It was also the Council in which the church started to develop “new relationships with other churches / religions. Hundreds of year of anti-Semitism was officially abandoned, paving the way for better relations with the Jews.
Jews, be very careful when the Catholic church wants to reconcile with you!
The stock market cycle:
World markets are a lot more important than most people believe. They filter through to and affect virtually every aspect of life, not just people who own stocks. Big stock market crashes have caused world recessions and the deaths of millions as a result of the ensuing poverty, disease and other things. The 1929 crash was a classical example. It led to the great depression of the 30s.
We are going to have major world economic upheavals beginning now, and intensifying as we move forward. The world’s economic situation is not falling out of bed. It is far from that. The biggest problem is a huge disparity between national debt and GDP. In other words debt levels of most countries are far, far too high and unsustainable.
Yes we are seeing a slow-down in China and other economies, when growth was expected. Forward looking markets have now got to adjust to the slow-down.
But it is not the underlying fundamentals that will suddenly crash in five minutes. The main driving force of world markets is psychology. It is the psychology of confidence in the future or lack of it that drives markets. The image above demonstrates this perfectly. This is the issue that can and will materialise in a day! That is the analysis of a crash. It is coming soon and it will be extreme and severe.
We have seen what would technically be called a crash (10% down in a very short time) occurring in China and a few other markets. But we have not yet seen a full blown crash in the US and some of the mature markets. We have also not yet seen a bear market, which is a sustained downward trend.
Right now we are at the “fear” mark on the graph above, but not yet at panic and capitulation.
We will see extreme volatility now as confidence gets shaken. We will see market bounces producing false buy signals. We will see a huge crash soon.
Bear in mind that major market moving factors due to world war, or even local wars have not come into the picture yet.
The world will be rocked and the climate will be set up for the antichrist to come in with his plans of financial control. Here are two staggering verses describing the ultimate controlling force of the antichrist:
Isaiah 10:12-13 “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; also I have removed the boundaries of the people and have robbed their treasuries; so I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”
The convergence of dates:
We are now at a place in history where many important dates and anniversaries are converging. We have just had the 100-year anniversary of WW1, the anniversary of the end of WW11, the A-bomb, and the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
We are at or near the 6000 year mark since Adam. We are very near to the terminal biblical generation in which end-time events must be wrapped up. We are in the significant blood-moons phase. We are seeing the beginning of the veil of spiritual blindness being lifted on the Jews. We are seeing Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, ISIS and others all starting to fulfil their prophetic roles.
It’s time to stock of your life! It’s time to get your life right with God and walk in holiness. It’s time to break your deep rooted connections with the world.
I dealt with some of these things in “preparing for the rapture”, in the previous edition, but I’ll just add a few more points.
There is a strong possibility that the rapture / tribulation period will begin next month. There are some things you may wish to put off until October – if we get there! Personally there are a number of things that for me can wait.
My doctor said I need to go on a diet, “the dog diet.” That can wait, (he says eating a cheesecake)! What’s the “dog diet”, you ask? Okay, the doctor says -you dish up your normal plate of food, divide it in half and with the palm of your hand, sweep one half onto the floor for the dog.
So my dog will be lucky and happy if we get to October, I won’t!
Then you need to adjust what you do, say and eat now. Imagine arriving at our fantastic “Lamb’s marriage feast” and having a big beautiful strong angel-waiter slap you on the head, because you ordered a ham sandwich!
Seriously though, it really is wise to get your life in order, surrender fully to our Lord and His word. Tell Him that love Him greatly and then show it by lining your life up.
Even though we have so many converging and dovetailing signs, numbers, and factors, let’s make room for the possibility that things may not turn out the way we expect. As always, get your life right. Repent and walk right with our Lord.
There are so, so many people I know personally who don’t have the slightest idea about any of these things at all. They are continuing on in cloud cuckoo land. They will soon find out that the cuckoo is none other than Satan!
It’s one thing to make a mistake and take the wrong turn, it’s quite another to take the wrong turn and go the wrong way all your life, believing you are right!
I took this picture from my tent, pitched out in the Namib Desert early in the morning. Those are Gemsbok (Oryx) off for a run.
Shalom and grow in grace!