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No one knows the day or the hour... I got that. I do. No really.

But I sure do want to leave and I seem to spend more time than I should thinking about the calendar. Before you roll your eyes and move on, spend a few minutes.

There are no great conclusions here, but just mildly interesting.

I continue to explore this angle of symmetry.

God is order, beauty, precision, grace and symmetry.

Two eyes. Two ears. Two nostrils. Two arms. Two legs. Lots of pairs of things in our world.

Male and Female. Hot and Cold. Light and Dark.

On day 1 of the Sinai covenant there were 3,000 killed (Exodus 32:28). On day 1 of the church there were 3,000 saved (Acts 2).

He came as a Lamb. He will return as a Lion.

The temple was desecrated by Antiochus IV Epiphanes and will be desecrated by the anti-Christ.

Lazarus raised / Jesus raised. Isaac & Jesus - sacrified.

Wedding feast at the beginning of His ministry. Wedding feast of the lamb at the end of the church age. His mother Mary, pulled Him into the first wedding. His Father, will tell Him when all is ready for the Wedding feast of the Lamb.

Migdel Eder was the place where the temple lambs were born and raised. This was in Bethlehem. Jesus was born there, as the once for all sacrificial sheep.

Peter denies 3 times. Jesus questions 3 times.

Lots of these to be found.

Question

So what can we learn, about events in the past, that may be replayed in the future? Have any of these started? How long did these last the first time? How long have they been underway today? What, if anything, does that say about the timing of the rapture of the church?

A couple I continue to mull over:

Silence / Loudness

There were 400 years of silence after the writing of Malachi at the conclusion of the Old Testament before Christ was born.

Malachi was written somewhere between 480 and 430 B.C. Many theologians choose dates closer to 430 than 480.

We know Christ was born in 2 B.C. (that's another topic and one that I'll repost shortly). 430 B.C. - 2 B.C. = 428 years.

These were years of silence. It strikes me that the first mechanical publication of the bible was in 1611. Exactly 400 years ago. These have been anything but silent years as the reformation and the explosion of knowledge have spread the gospel all around the world. Perhaps the 400 years of silence and the 400 years of loudness in the dissimmination of the Word are bookends to this time of the Gentiles.

Holocaust

Hitler's Holocaust 1939-1945 - 7 years long. Interesting number.

The Holocaust will have ended 67 years ago this coming April/Easter.

The 7 year tribulation will be a holocaust for the tribulation saints.

Messing with the DNA

Way back at the flood, God intervened when Angels came an intermarried with people.

God wouldn't have it and destroyed the whole world.

Some Hebrew scholars, indicate that Genesis 6:8 "God found favor with Noah", was not speaking solely about his character, but that he was the last people group not to have intermarried with fallen Angels.

Just this week, scientist blended human DNA with animal DNA. God will judge this.

Number 19

The Israelites were in the wilderness 40 years. Actually there were in the desert 2 years before they sent in the 12 spies and then turned away in fear. Subsequently condemned to die there.

They actually wandered an additional 38 years after there rejection of God's promise.

I have read other commentators that believe there was the first 2 year wandering + 40 years waiting to die. Totally 42 years. 6 x 7 = 42 - this adds up to the number of years between blocks of time for the Jubilee year.

If 38 is the number, then it is 19 x 2 = 38.

19 is an important Hebrew number. The Hebrew calendar recycles every 19 years.

Have we seen any 19 year "metonic" patterns?

* 19 years between Israel's being surrounded and the defilment of the temple, by Antiochus Epiphanes, see also Hanukkah, in 165 B.C.
* (side bar the Jewish calendar has 235 months every 19 years. There were about 235 years from the defilement of the temple, to the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D.)

8 Days

In Luke 2:21 we see that Jesus was circumcised on the 8th day and it was on this day that He was given the name Jesus.

We will have 7 years "days" of tribulation/wedding feast and at the beginning of the 8th year, Jesus will be presented to the whole world. And the whole world will know that He indeed has the name Jesus, Yeshua Ha'Meshach. King of Kings and Lord of Lords, when He touches down on the Mount of Olives and heads into Jerusalem for a show down in the temple with the anti-Christ who has defiled the temple.

Phillippians 2:9-11

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father


Today:

* May 14th, 1948 Israel becomes a nation
* 1948 + 19 = June, 1967 - Israel retakes Jerusalem - 19 years later established.
* 1967 + 19 = 1986 - Chernobyl. Nearly 1 million died early because of cancer and radiation.
* 1986 + 19 = 2005 - Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (the Thailand tsunami was 12/26/2004)

1948 - 1967 - 1986 - 2005 - 2024 = 19 + 19 + 19 + 19 = 76 (not quite the "77" I'm looking for, but as I said, this is on my mind)

Another thought:
* Jesus was born in 2 B.C. and died & rose 33 A.D. This is 34 or 35 years of life in flesh. Half of 70. 70 is a perfect number.
* His ministry was 3 and a half years. Half of 7. A perfect number.
* Why was His life and ministry only half of perfect numbers? He is exceedingly perfect. How will the second half compliment and complete?


Matthew 24:32-34 (NASB)

Parable of the Fig Tree

“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

Psalm 90:10 (NASB)

As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we fly away.
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2 comments :

  1. yes interesting. i've wondered about these....1948 + 70 = 2018. 7 years from 2011. also 1967 + 50 (jubilee) = 2017. the lunar and solar eclipses are on high holy days in coming years and wonder the significance of all these figures if anything. just wondering myself but could mean something for our day and time. i do believe we are in the last of the last days.

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  2. I'm with you. Once God reveals Himself, it will all make perfect sense and I'll be stunned that I couldn't see the obvious. Oh well. He's in control :) and we are definitely in the last days.

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