The Weekly Sabbath is a Shadow of the Seventh Millennium
In our last chapter we left off with the question, â€œHow do we know we are approaching the 120th Jubilee?â€ Another question I have had, which comes up again and again during the Passover Season was when the Messiah told the thief, â€œâ€¦today you will be with Me in Paradise.â€
In the Gospel of Luke we are told:
42 Then he said to Jesus, â€œLord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.â€ And Jesus said to him, â€œAssuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.â€ (Luke 23:42)
This has puzzled me because Yahshua also said in the Gospel of John:
13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. (John 3:13)
If no man had ever gone to heaven then how could the thief go that same day, when Yahshua was not going to ascend to heaven until after He had been in the grave for three days and three nights? Did the thief go there before Yahshua did? I don’t think so.
I must now digress for a moment and again address the length of time Yahshua was dead. There are many who believe He was killed Good Friday and rose Easter Sunday from the grave. But can you seriously count three days and three nights from Friday after noon at 3 PM when Yahshua was killed until Sunday morning before it was daylight when He was raised up? No matter how you count it, it always comes up two nights and one day.
This is the only sign that Yahshua was the Messiah. That He would be in the grave, just as Jonah was in the fish, for three days and three nights as it is written in the Book of Jonah. Read it for yourself. We have already covered this subject in one of the preceding chapters.
There might be some who will not agree with this teaching either. Letâ€™s then move on to another proof as to when the Messiah was killed. In the chapter, The Year of the Crucifixion, I show how we can know which year is the year of His death by using the Moon. I show that the year could only be either 28 CE or 31 CE using the Sighted New Moon on a Tuesday evening giving us Passover Preparation Day on a Wednesday, 14 days later. This information also shows you which Moon is to be usedâ€”a Conjunctured New Moon or a Sighted New Moon.
Going back to this information, I can show two other possible dates for the crucifixion on a Friday using a Conjunctured New Moon in the year 27 CE and 29 CE. Firstly, we can show clearly that the Moon must be a Sighted New Moon and not a Conjunctured New Moon. Secondly, the years 27 CE and 29 CE have never been used as the possible year of His execution. Those who hold to the Friday crucifixion must address these two points in hopes of validating Friday. That is, using a Conjunctured New Moon instead of a Sighted New Moon, and using these two years as the years of His death.
In the O.J. Simpson murder trial, his lawyer, Mr. Cochran said, â€œIf it does not fit, you must acquit,â€ in referring to the glove that the murderer was wearing. I say to you, if the Friday crucifixion does not fit, you must acquit. Another proof as to which day He was killed on is during the millennium week.
Turning to the Book of Peter we read:
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (II Peter 3:8)
It is with this newfound knowledge that we understand the millennial week is seven thousand years long. As there are seven days in a week, and much of the Bible alludes to a thousand year rest when the Messiah returns, we know that this thousand year rest corresponds with the weekly seventh day of rest or, the Sabbath.
In Genesis we read:
3 And the Lord said, â€œMy Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.â€ (Genesis 6:3)
This 120 year period can also be interpreted as 120 periods of time or 120 Jubileesâ€”just I explained in a previous chapter, what year is it since Creation?
If I am correct in concluding that 120 Jubilees is 5880 years (that is, 120 x 49 = 5880) then, we can divide 120 Jubilee years by six days to get 20 Jubilee Cycles per day. 5880 divided by six equals 980 years. One millennial day is equal to 980 years. Did Peter round up this 980 to 1,000? I cannot say. If you will indulge me, please follow my line of thinking. I cannot reconcile the difference between the 980 and 1,000, except by rounding up. I admit to this.
Turning once again to the Book of Genesis, we read:
17 â€œâ€¦but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.â€ (Genesis 2:17)
4 After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters. 5 So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. (Genesis 5:4-5)
Adam only lived 930 years and then died, just as Yahweh warned he would in the same day. I am claiming that this day is a total of 980 years. Adam died at 930 years or 50 years before the end of the first millennial day.
The second day would end in the year 1960 AC (After Creation of Adam). That is 980 years for day one, plus 980 years for day two, which equals 1960 years. The story of Noah is during this second day, which was in the year 1656 AC. We can read of the births after the flood up to Abraham in Genesis 11:10-26.
10 This is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood
12 Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begat Salah
14 Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber
16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and begat Peleg
18 Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu
20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and begat Serug
22 Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor
24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begat Terah
26 Now Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
When we add these years up, we come to 1948 AC. So we see that Abraham was born near the end of the second millennial day. The end of third day would be 980 + 980 + 980 which is 2940 AC. It was at the beginning of this day that Abraham was given the promise, and it was at the end of this day that Solomon began the construction of the Temple.
Abraham was born in 1948 AC. He was told to leave Harran when he was 75. (2023 AC)
430 years later, Israel left Egypt in 2453 AC. (Exodus 12:40) It was 480 years after this that Solomon began the construction of the Temple in 2933 AC. (I Kings 6:1)
We must make a special note here, in conjunction with (or â€˜in lieu ofâ€™) what is written in the Book of Leviticus:
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 â€œSpeak to the children of Israel, and say to them: â€˜When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. 3 Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit; 4 but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord.â€™â€ (Leviticus 25:1-4)
In this Scripture, Yahweh is telling Moses that in the year they enter the Land, the Land shall have a Sabbath, and again when they enter the Land that they shall begin to count out the Jubilee Cycle of seven years. When they enter the Land, they are to start to count. This would be year one. Yahweh also says this is a Sabbath Yearâ€”or, in fact, a Jubilee Year.
Is this right? Can it be so? Letâ€™s search out what Scripture tell us and find out. As noted above, Abraham was given the promise in 2023 AC. 430 years later, Israel left Egypt. (2023 + 430 = 2453 AC)
In Numbers we read:
1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying: (Numbers 1:1)
(2453 + 2 = 2455 AC)
11 Now it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle of the Testimony. 12 And the children of Israel set out from the Wilderness of Sinai on their journeys; then the cloud settled down in the Wilderness of Paran. 13 So they started out for the first time according to the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses. (Numbers 10:11-13)
Here again, we are told, it is the second year after they left Egypt and they went to Paran, and from Paran were sent the 12 spies for 40 days.
Continuing in Numbers we read:
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 â€œSend men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.â€ 3 So Moses sent them from the Wilderness of Paran according to the command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel. (Numbers 13:1-3)
But Israel brought back an evil account and Yahweh sentenced them to wander for 40 years in the wilderness.
The Book of Numbers also goes on to say:
33 And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness. 34 According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection. (Numbers 14:33-34)
It was on this very day, the ninth of Av, when Israel received this sentence to wander for 40 years. It was also on this very same day that the Temple Of Solomon and the Temple of Herod was destroyed. This day is a fast day in Judah to this very day.
Again, getting back to our addition of years, we have 2455 + 40 = 2495 AC. According to my understanding, this was the year that Joshua entered the Promised Land. But in order for it to tie in with the Jubilee, Joshua would have to enter the Land five years later. This can only be explained if the count for the 430 years were to start when Abraham was 80 and not 75.
If you recall in the explanation of how to count the Jubilee Years as shown to you previously, you can start at the beginning of Creation and add by 49 + 49 + 49 until you get a total of 2499 AC. 2499 AC is the 49th year of the Jubilee Cycle. The 50th year would be the next year and also it would be the first year of the next count to seven. This is the year 2500 AC! Once again, our method of reckoning the Jubilee and Scripture are both in total agreement. The glove fits!
We stated before that the year King Solomon began the Temple was in 2933 AC (I Kings 6:1). In verse 38, we read that Solomon finished the Temple in all its details after seven years. In I Kings 8:1-2, we read how the Temple was dedicated in the eighth year after construction began in the seventh month of Ethanim. This is of interest on two counts. One is found in the Eighth Day Principle, to be covered later, which shows how the seven days are for cleansing and the Eighth Day is for dedicating. The Temple also represents Yahshua. His birth, then eight days later, He was circumcised or dedicated.
2933 AC was at the end of the third day and the beginning of the fourth day, which began 2940 AC. (980 years = the end of the first day + 980 years = the end of the second day + 980 years = the end of the third day for a total of 2,940 years AC (Again, â€œAfter the Creation of Adam.â€) 2933 + 7 years to build + 1 more for the Year of Dedication = 2941 AC.
The Temple was dedicated at the beginning of the fourth day in 2941 AC for the Year of Dedication. 2940 AC is the 49th year and 2941 AC is the Jubilee Year, or the 60th Jubilee since Creation.
980 + 980 + 980 + 980 = 3920 AC is the end of the fourth day. On this fourth day, the Temple was finished and dedicated and by the end of this fourth day, the Temple would be destroyed. Why is this happening on the fourth day?
In the Book of Daniel we read:
26 And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolationâ€™s are determined. 27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate. (Daniel 9:26-27)
We are told that in the MIDDLE of the week that He (notice how â€˜Heâ€™ is referring to the Messiah) would bring an end to sacrifices in the middle of the week, or the fourth day. The fourth day is also Wednesday. Does this sound like a Friday crucifixion?
In the Gospel of Matthew we read:
60 But at last two false witnesses came forward 61 and said, â€œThis fellow said, â€˜I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.â€™â€ (Matthew 26:60-61)
This false witness is referring to the passages in the Gospels of John and Matthew respectively:
19 Jesus answered and said to them, â€œDestroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.â€ (John 2:19)
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, â€œTeacher, we want to see a sign from You.â€ 39 But He answered and said to them, â€œAn evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.â€ (Matthew 12:38-40)
Taking another look at the passage in Jonah:
17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17)
Here you can clearly see that the sign of Jonah was that he was in the fish three days and three nights. Not two nights and one day, which is what a Friday crucifixion gives you.
We must now figure out where we are according to the Gregorian Calendar we currently use in relationship to the AC (After Creation of Adam) years we have been working with. As shown to you in a previous chapter entitled, When Does Yahweh say is the Jubilee Year?, Yahweh Himself told King Hezekiah, in the very year Sennacherib attacked Jerusalem that this year was a 49th Year Land Rest. It was year 701 BC. This is documented in stone in Babylon and Egypt with references to Assyrian stone inscriptions as well.
When you lay out all the Jubilee Years so they are 120 years total from this date, in both directions; you then must lay out alongside all the known dates of the Gregorian and Julian Calendars which only go back in time accurately to this time in Israel. Most chronologists admit that the further back in time we go before 701 BC, there is much controversy in relation to figuring out what happened.
When we now lay out the known years as described in the Bible and bring them forward, we are very close to a perfect match. Could I be off by one Jubilee Cycle? Yes. But, I am more inclined to believe I am not and think you should take a look at the chronological order of history in the last chapter.
Letâ€™s get back to the millennial week.
980 + 980 + 980 = 2940 as the end of the third day and the start of the fourth day, which will end after another 980 years or in 3920 AC.
We have shown that 701 BC (Before Christ) matches 3136 AC (See chronological chart at the end of the book) When you calculate this all forward to 28 CE (Common Era), which is also a Land Rest Year, it matches up with 3864 AC.
This is the year that Yahshua proclaims in the Gospel of Luke:
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19)
The acceptable year is a Land Rest Year and is 28 CE or 3864 AC.
Forty years later, when the Temple is destroyed, is 70 CE or 3806 CE. We have shown you how the Temple is also representative of Yahshua. Both would be destroyed on the fourth day, as foretold in Daniel.
Just as the Messiah died just before the Sabbath began. So the Temple was destroyed just before the fifth day was to start. This all fits in the fourth day as this day does not end until 3920 AC or 84 CE.
Now the fifth day begins 3920 AC and goes to 4900 AC, which is from 84 CE to 1064 CE. The sixth day is from 4900 AC to 5880 AC, which is from 1064 CE to 2044 CE. We are currently at 2008 CE. The Millennium is to start after the Jubilee year, which is 5881 AC or 2045 CE. The year 2044 is the 49th year of the Jubilee cycle. This means that all those end time prophecies are to happen in the next few years leading up to 2044 CE. Think about this.
Again, this would be in accordance with the death and resurrection of the Messiah during the Passover Season. He died on the fourth day and was raised from the grave just before the Sabbath ended on the seventh day. This comprises a span of time consisting of three days and three nights, as I have already shown you.
Clearly all the evidences proves He will return at the end of the Seventh Millennial Day, just as He rose from the grave at the end of the weekly seventh day. The Earth will have 1,000 years (980 years) of rest from Satan who will be locked away. He is also to be let loose for a short time at the end of 1,000 years.