Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

“The Great And Awesome Day Of Yehovah (the “Lord”)

And The Feast of Trumpets

Moon into Blood
“The Sun Will Turn Black”

Back Next Chapter 11, Part 3 Preview: “The Great and Awesome Day of Yehovah (Joel 2:31) is one of the most detailed topics in the entire Bible! Other than perhaps the return of the 12 tribes to Israel, nothing else comes close in terms of the sheer volume of passages devoted to it. Huge segments of the Major and Minor Prophets are devoted to it; most of the parables of Yeshua (Jesus) directly pertain to this time. The entire book of Revelation is focused on it. The emphasis that Yehovah (God) placed on this event, along with the sheer VOLUME of passages, silently SCREAMS for understanding. In Part 2 we ended up looking at when the 1,260 day period is, and what the 1,290 day period would be.

Here are the dates in Daniel I mentioned. Let’s look at the entire account and consider the implications for the three dates in Daniel and the restoration of Israel (which is a much bigger deal than the first century Jews ever imagined!)

Daniel 12 All: AT THAT TIME, Michael will take a stand, the great leader who stands for your ‘countrymen’, and there will be a time of trouble [the great Tribulation], such as there has never been since the first nation up until that time, AND AT THAT TIME [during the “time of the end!”] your people will be rescued, everyone whose names are still found {niphal} recorded in the Book [of Life]. 2 Multitudes of people sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken, some of them to everlasting life, and the others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. 4 But Daniel, keep this message a secret, and put a seal on the book until the time of the end. Many will travel around quickly, and knowledge will greatly increase [Hebrew shoot!] 5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there were two others standing there. One was on the bank of the river on this side, and one on the opposite bank of the river. 6 One asked the man dressed in linen, who was hovering above the river water, “How long will it be until the end of these miracles?” 7 I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the water of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by the One who lives forever that it will be for a time, [a year], times [2 years], and half a time [1/2 a year], and when they’ve made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the kadosh people, all of these things will be finished. 8 I heard, but I didn’t understand, so I asked, “Master, what will be the end result of these miracles?” 9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the matter is secret and sealed until the end times. 10 Many will purify and refine themselves, but the wicked will continue to be wicked, and none of the wicked will understand, but those with discernment will understand. 11 From the time that the continuous burnt ze’bakim[sacrifices] are abolished, and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed are those who wait for and attain the 1,335 days [1]. 13 But go your way until the end, because you will remain resting, and arise to your compensation, at the end of the days [age]. —The Gabriel Bible

We see from the above that the resurrection to “everlasting life” or “everlasting contempt” is during the period called the “time, times and half a time”. After this three and a half year period “ALL of these things will be finished”—the things that Michael will do, the regathering of Israel, the two resurrections, the persecution, the wise shining, knowledge increasing, AND breaking the power of the kadosh people—astonishing things. All of these events are fulfilled during this dark time. Once all of the martyrs are killed, then comes the resurrection.

Revelation 6:9-11 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the bodies of those who were slain because of the Word of Aloha [2] and for the Testimony of the Lamb [3] that they had. 10 They called out in a loud voice, “Kadosh and true Master, how long will You wait before judging and avenging those living on earth who shed our blood?” 11 They were each given a white robe and told that they must rest a little longer, until after the rest of their fellow servants and Friends had been killed, as they were.

[2] “The Word of Elohim (Aloha) is the (Hebrew) Scriptures—also identified with Yeshua in person, Revelation 19:13.

[3] The “Testimony of the Lamb” or the “Testimony of Yeshua” is the so-called “New Testament”. (See the forward).

The next verse appears to be when the Day of Yehovah begins:

Revelation 6:12 I watched as He broke open the sixth seal, and there was a huge earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of hair, and the moon turned blood red.

Matthew records these same exact cosmic events as being IMMEDIATELY AFTER the Great Tribulation:

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the time of Tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon won’t shed her light and shooting stars will fall from the sky, and the inherent power of the skies will be shaken.

Revelation 6 goes on to say that with the sixth seal:

Revelation 6:9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the bodies of those who were slain because of the Word of Aloha and for the Testimony of the Lamb that they had.

A solar storm could destroy civilization, but another cosmic event could cause mass extinction of life on earth, once again.

While the Two Witnesses appear to be resurrected alone, all of the other kadishea (saints) have either been martyred, are hiding in New Jerusalem—A Place of Safety or have been hiding in the mountains. So as far as the world is concerned, they disappear alone. There wouldn’t be neatly stacked piles of clothing all over the cities, or in wrecked cars or airplanes where the “saints” were last seen.

In the last few decades perhaps millions of people have come to realize that important events happen on Biblical Feast Days.

I have always thought that the Feast of Trumpets was the Feast that Yeshua literally sets foot on earth on, but there was always a degree of doubt. But then I asked myself what day would we end up on if we counted backward 1,335 days from the first day of a Jubilee year? (which like every other year begins on Aviv 1, and not on the Feast of Trumpets!) Now if something like the cosmic events mentioned in World’s In Collision were to bring back the 360 day year, then everyone’s calendar could easily revert to the exact 30 day lunar cycles. As a bonus, with a 5 degree adjustment in the moon’s orbit, we would even have full lunar eclipses every month marking the new moon! So the 1st day of the seventh Biblical month could begin to always fall on the equivalent of September 1st! The Roman Calendar, soon to be obsolete, would probably not return to its original lunar form, so there would still be a two month discrepancy (or at least a constant variance of the same number of days). The Feast of Trumpets would always fall on the first day of the equivalent of the ninth Roman month, or they could opt to do something that has never been done—start their months on a full moon.

The next passage could be taken to mean that the Beast will propose a drastic calendar change, including new holidays, as well as draconian changes to civil and/or religious law. In any event the next step would be the extermination of his dominion:

Daniel 7:25-26 He [the Beast] will speak against the Highest One, and wear down by constant harassment the kadosh ones saints] of the Highest One, and his intention will be to change the Appointed Times [or designated times?] and the Torah [or human laws?], and the kadosh ones will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. 26 But the court will sit for judgment, and they’ll take away his dominion, to exterminate and destroy it forever.

(“The name ‘December’ means ‘tenth month’. In the original Roman calendar it was indeed the tenth month. The year then began in March. January and February didn’t [formally] exist. To help regularize the calendar a bit, the second King of Rome, Numa Pompilius, added January and February. January was made the first month in 153 B.C. moving it from March. Although December changed position to the twelfth month, no one ever changed the name. The name would come to England through the Old French. It replaced the Old English word, [Ærra]-Geol-monaþ, which meant ‘month before yule’, literally, ‘first passing - changing - month’.”)

On a 360 day year, when we count either forward or backward six months from the Feast of Trumpets we end up on the First day of Unleavened Bread, sometimes called Passover (tho Passover is actually an event, not a day, immediately preceding the Feast of Unleavened Bread):

Luke 22:1 The Feast of Unleavened Bread, that is called the Passover was approaching.

Even on today’s Biblically applied calendar, it is exactly six months—12 years out of nineteen. It also works out using “the fourth-century Hillel [method] to whom is attributed the fixing of the calendar”. Hillel’s method assigns seven leap months (13th months) every 19 years. The Biblical method—observing the ripening barley in Israel to determine the first month of a new year, also results in seven leap years of 13 months on average, seven years out of nineteen—only the Biblical method tells farmers the ideal planting dates to plant their crops.

Adding any number of whole years + 6 months also ends up on the same dates. So adding the “forty-two months” of Revelation 11:2 (12+12+12+6) to the Feast of Trumpets puts us on the First Day of Unleavened Bread.

So here is what we have so far:

1) The Beast will defile the first day of Passover week, Aviv 15 (counting backward 1,260 days from the beginning of the Great Tribulation).

2) The Great Tribulation begins with yet another defilement of the Temple, on the Feast of Trumpets: Seventh month, day 1 of the 1,260.

3) First day of the second month, Day 1,290, the second exodus census and entering the bond of the covenant in the wilderness of the people.

4) Pentecost, the intended (but not actual) date of the entry into the Promised Land following the First Exodus.

(The Talmud states that the Messiah will come on the last Jubilee. “Elijah told Judah, the brother of Sala Hasida, ‘The world will endure not less than 85 Jubilees, and on the last Jubilee the Son of David will come’” (Talmud, Sanh.97b). I happen to agree.

So using either the Biblical calendar for reckoning, or even the Roman one, on a 360 day year, if we count backward 1,260 days from the first day of any Biblical year, Aviv 1 (soon to always fall, as it were, on March 1 {Roman time}, of any year (soon to be 360 day years), we end up on September 1st. So to recap, if we count backwards from any Aviv 1, once the days of the year return to 360 days, we always end up on September 1, or Biblically “the first day of the seventh month.”

This happens to be the Feast of Trumpets!

Leviticus 23:24 “Say to the Israelites, “In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a Sabbath public assembly, commemorated by blowing shofars; a kadosh public assembly.

So it would seem that Satan will try to spoil the significance of the Feast of Trumpets by starting the Great Tribulation on that very day!

And, similar to what Satan did on a Festival Day, the Yom Kippur War, he’ll start the last war we’ll see for a thousand years.

There are three dates in Daniel 12, a wonderful end time prophecy, that parallel the exodus from Egypt and the return of the 12 tribes of Israel to the Promised Land. All of Bible prophecy is focused on the restoration of Israel.

The most burning question on the minds of Jews in the first century was: “When will Messiah restore the kingdom to Israel?” It was the very last question Yeshua was ever asked:

Acts 1:6-9 When they assembled they asked Him, “Master, are You about to restore the Kingdom of Israel to its former state”? 7 He replied, “You aren’t going to understand the time periods and the appointed times of crisis that YHVH has set by His own authority. 8 But when the kadosh spirit descends on you, you’ll receive power, and you’ll be My witnesses in Jerusalem, thruout Judea and Samaria and in the remotest parts of the earth.” 9 After saying these things, and while they were watching Him, He was taken up, and the cloud took Him in, and He vanished out of their sight.

For the chronology to work out, the Great Tribulation, “time, times and half a time”, or 1,260 days, must end “immediately” before the Day of Yehovah, with it’s heavenly signs. There is a final seven year period, seriously under Satan’s sway, followed by a one year period—the most prophesied event in the Bible—the Day of Yehovah (the “Lord”), it is the Jubilee year, the year (12 tribed) Israel is reborn. It begins “immediately..

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the time of Tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon won’t shed her light and shooting stars will fall from the sky, and the inherent power of the skies will be shaken.

Isaiah 34:8 Because Yehovah has a Time of Vengeance, a Year of Payback settling the dispute over Zion.

It is within this final year of this millennium that the 1,290 and the 1,335 day events take place, one event 30 days after the Great Tribulation, and another 45 days after that one. So the last event will fall 75 days after the last shot fired during the Great Tribulation (30 + 45 days = 75 days later). Since this is the time of the second Exodus, we’ll be looking for parallels of the first exodus to the second one, only the entry into the land happens in one year, not forty.

Jeremiah 23:7-8 That’s why the time will come,” says Yehovah, “When people will no longer say ‘As Yehovah lives, who brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.’” 8 Instead, they’ll say, ‘As surely as Yehovah lives, who brought about the ‘EXODUS’ of the descendants of the nation of Israel from the North Country, and from all the countries where He had banished them.’ Then they’ll live in their own land.

Yehovah won’t be shorted a single day of His Jubilee year. He’ll use every day of it. So the Jubilee will start, just as every other year has since there was a calendar, on Aviv 1! Don’t be confused by the mistaken notion that the Jubilee year begins in the seventh month of the 49th year on the Day of Atonements. That is the day on the 49th year when the Jubilee year is announced in advance, when the Great Shofar is blown and liberty is proclaimed for the upcoming 50th year. I believe that the Biblical date of 7/10 on the 49th year (Leviticus 25:9) will put the Second Exodus into high gear. Many people will be saying: “Next year in Jerusalem”, and this time it won’t be wishful thinking!

With the Great Tribulation beginning on the Feast of Trumpets, adding 1,260 days we end up on Aviv 1, the first day of the Biblical calendar of what I believe to be the Year 2027. But forget the year for now and focus on just the day of the year.

Daniel 12:11 mentions the second event at the end of 1,290 days. That will be 30 days later, a month after the “time of trouble” has ended, and vengeance on the world has begun. So following this thought process, the next special event should happen 30 days later, or 1,290 days into the countdown.

Did anything of interest happen 30 days after the new year in the exodus account? The Bible mentions this date only two times. They are both in Numbers 1.

Numbers 1:1-4,16-19 Yehovah spoke to Moses in the Sinai Desert, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they left the land of Egypt: 2 “Take a census of the entire Israelite assembly, by their clans, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, every male ‘individually’, 3 from twenty years of age and upward, everyone in Israel who is able to go to war. You and Aaron must register them by their divisions. 4 One man from every tribe will be there to assist you, each one head of his fathers’ house. ... 16 These are the ones who were chosen from the congregation, the leaders of their fathers’ tribes and heads of clans of Israel. 17 Moses and Aaron took these men who had been mentioned by name. 18 They assembled the entire congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they registered their ancestry by clans, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and older, individually, 19 just as Yehovah commanded Moses. So he numbered them in the Sinai Desert.

This census occupies the entire first four chapters of Numbers. It describes in exact detail how the tribes were to camp and move during their arduous trip to the Promised land. I believe that during the second exodus, a similar organization will take place. People will be assigned to their proper tribes. This in turn will help them find their places of residence, as spelled out in similar exacting detail in the prophecy of Ezekiel in 47:13 thru 48:29, the first order of business after the second exodus.

During the first exodus the census didn’t occur until the second year of the forty years of wandering in the wilderness. On the second go around, when Israel is again in “the wilderness of the people”, I’d expect for a similar occurrence on the anniversary of the first census, on the first day of the second month. But not only will there be a census where the righteous “pass under the shepherd’s rod” when they are brought “bind you in a Covenant” but “I’ll purge out the rebels from among you”.

Ezekiel 20:33-42 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Yehovah, I will rule you with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I’ll be your King. 34 I’ll bring you out of the nations and gather you out of the countries where you were scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out. 35 I’ll bring you into the wilderness of the people [Isaiah 1, Hosea 2:14], and I’ll judge you there face to face, 36 just like when I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, that’s how I’ll judge you, says the Sovereign Yehovah. 37 I’ll make you pass under the shepherd’s rod, and I’ll bind you in a [Kimchi] [New] Covenant, 38 and I’ll purge out the rebels from among you, and those who disobey Me. I’ll bring them out of the land where they were living, but they won’t enter the land of Israel. Then you’ll know that I am Yehovah.

39 As for you, ‘nation’ of Israel, the Sovereign Yehovah says: Go, serve your idols, but later you’ll surely listen to Me, and you’ll no longer profane My name with your gifts and your idols. 40 On My kadosh mountain, on the high mountain of Israel, says the Sovereign Yehovah, there the entire ‘nation’ of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land. I will accept them there, and there I will require your contributions, and choice gifts, with all your kadosh things. 41 I’ll accept you there like a fragrant aroma, when I gather you out of the nations, and bring you out of the countries where you’ve been scattered, and I’ll prove Myself kadosh thru you as the nations watch. 42 You’ll know that I am Yehovah when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country that I swore to give to your ancestors.

The 1,335 Days

The third and longest time period is in verse 12, the 1,335 days!

As you can see in Daniel 12:13, Daniel is told that he will “arise to your compensation, at the end of the days.”

On the surface, “arise to your compensation, at the end of the days” appears to mean that Daniel would arise at the end of the 1,335 days. But that flatly contradicts Matthew 24. It doesn’t mean that. (Interestingly, the other place usually translated as “the end of the days” refers to the end of the seven year period when Nebuchadnezzar lived as a wild animal—Daniel 4:34.) Actually, the phrase “the end of the days” used in this context means the same thing that all eight instances of the “last days” refer to in the Bible, and all eleven references to the “latter days” means—the end of the age.

The Great Tribulation is Finished at the end of the 1,260 days, but that isn’t “the end of the days”! In fact, exactly one more year is left, the Year of Yehovah!

Now this is where it gets very interesting. When day 1 is the Feast of Trumpets, then Day 1,335 falls on Pentecost! Using simple arithmetic we see that 75 days after the Great Tribulation ends, counting from Aviv 1, we end up on Pentecost. Adding 75 days to the end of Daniel’s three an a half years brings us to the fifteenth day of the third month, Pentecost ‘Sunday’ (one year out of seven, counting from actual visible new moons! That is why we always need to count the days to Pentecost, because a fixed date won’t meet the requirements under a 360 day year or a 365 day year, except for one year out of seven.

As I summarize in Israel’s 7 Apocalyptic Days: “Pentecost: I believe that the twelve modern nations of Israel’s reoccupation of their ancient homeland, following their captivity, will begin to take place on Pentecost. Israel will reconquer their land. The resettlement will be finished during the very next Jubilee year. The entire reoccupation occurs between Pentecost and the Day of Atonements. This Jubilee period is when “Each of you can return to your own property, and each of you can return to your own clan.”. The Firstfruits in question are the first whole generation of Israelites to return to Yehovah since the destruction of ancient Israel.”

Exodus 19:1 In the third month after the Israelites left the land of Egypt, on the ‘third’ [Gill’s] day of the month they came to the Sinai Desert.

Here is an enlightening quote from Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible:

“In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt... on the same day of the month, as to number, that is, on the third day of the third month; and so Jerom (c) and others say it was on the forty seventh day after their coming out of Egypt, three days after which they received the [Torah] on Mount Sinai, it being a generally received notion that the law was given fifty days after the passover; hence the feast of weeks is called from thence the feast of pentecost, or fifty days: or rather this was the first day of the month, as Jarchi and R. Moses; with which agrees the Targum of Jonathan; and so was the forty fifth of their coming out of Egypt, five days after which they received the [Torah]; it being a tradition with the Jews, as Aben Ezra observes, that that was given on the sixth of Sivan, and may be accounted for thus; on the first day they came to Sinai, and encamped there, on the day following Moses went up to [Yehovah], Exodus 19:3, on the third day Moses gathered the elders together, Exodus 19:7, and declared to them the words of [Yehovah], and on the third day after that, which was the sixth, the [Torah] was delivered to them.”

So if Pentecost was on the 71st day of the year of the Exodus, that year. It seems logical that Israel would have been required to lodge at the border of the Promised land for three days, as they ultimately did (Joshua 3:1-5), ending their wilderness journey, tho they were about 40 years late. That takes us to day 74 of the year. The next day, day 75, they could have entered the Promised Land.

At this point in the year, Daniel’s three spring dates are completed. Now for the fall Feast Days:

The 2300 Evenings-Mornings

There is another span of time mentioned in Daniel that people puzzle over. Some have tried to apply a day for a year to it, and came up with ‘nothing really happened’ dates, such as 1844. Others, knowing that there were two ze’bakim [sacrifices] burnt in the temple daily claim it is really 1,150 days totaling 2,300 offerings. While the term “evenings-mornings” (not in your KJV) is unusual, it still represents entire days since that is also how the seven days of creation week are termed:

Genesis 1:5 Elohim called the light “day”, and the darkness He called “night”. There was evening and there was morning, day one.

It literally says 2,300 “evenings-mornings”, so I’ll stick with that. This is a very interesting way of saying “days”, indicating that it is a time of gloomy spiritual darkness on earth.

This is a self contained one chapter prophecy. It has no parallel prophecy. It ends with the temple being cleansed. The only way to approach it is to examine the entire chapter. After that we’ll need to see if there is an event that occurs, followed 2,300 days later with “then will the temple be cleansed.”

Daniel 8 All: 1 In the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after the one that appeared to me earlier. 2 In the vision, as I was watching, I was in the citadel of Susa, in the province of Elam, and I saw myself in the vision beside the Ulai canal. 3 Then I ‘looked up’ and saw a ram with two horns standing in front of the canal! The two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, and the longer came [or grew] up last. 4 I watched the ram charging to the west, the north and the south, and no other wild beasts could stand against him, nor was there anyone who could rescue from his ‘power’, but he did as he pleased and became great. 5 As I was watching, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground. The goat had a prominent horn between his eyes! 6 He came toward the ram that had the two horns, that I had seen standing beside the canal, and charged him in a powerful rage. 7 I saw him charge the ram, enraged with anger against him, as he struck the ram, and shattered his two horns, and the ram was powerless to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground, and trampled on him, and there was no one who could rescue the ram from his ‘power’. 8 The male goat became very powerful, but once he was strong, the large horn was broken. In it’s place four notable horns grew toward the four winds of the sky. 9 Out of one of them came a little horn, that grew exceeding great toward the south, the east, and toward the Beautiful Land. 10 It grew so great, that it even reached the army of the sky, and caused some of the army and the stars to fall to the ground, and it trampled them. 11 It became arrogant and powerful, and even challenged the commander of heaven’s army, and it took away from him the continual burnt ze’bakim [sacrifices], and the Kadosh Place was overthrown. 12 Because of the rebellion, the army [of the kadosh ones (saints)] will be given over to it, along with the daily burnt ze’bakim [sacrifices], and it will throw truth to the ground, and 'the horn' will do what it wants to and prosper. 13 Then I heard a kadosh one speaking, and another kadosh one asked the one who was speaking, “How long is the prophecy [vision] about the continual burnt zebakim, the desolating transgression, the surrender of the Kadosh Place [Temple], and the army being trampled under foot?” 14 He told me, “For two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings, then will the Temple be cleansed.” 15 After I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I was trying to understand it. Then someone who looked like a man stood in front of me! 16 I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, as he called out, “Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” 17 So he came near where I was standing, and when he came, I was frightened, and fell facedown, but he told me, “Understand, human son, because the vision is about the time of the end.” 18 As he spoke to me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face toward the ground, but he touched me, and made me stand up. 19 He said, “I’ll explain to you what will happen during the final period of the indignation, because ‘is about’ the appointed time of the end! 20 The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kingdoms of Media and Persia. 21 The shaggy male goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes represents the first king. 22 As for the broken horn, and the four that replaced it, four kingdoms will arise out of his nation, but not with his power. 23 In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressions are about to be finished, a bold faced king who understands dark obscure utterances, will take a stand. 24 He’ll become very strong, but not by his own power, and he’ll cause astonishing destruction, and succeed in everything he does. He’ll destroy powerful men and the kadosh people. 25 And thru his cunning He’ll cause deception to succeed by his influence. He’ll become arrogant, and destroy many while they are off guard. He’ll even oppose the Prince of princes, but he’ll be broken without human intervention. 26 The vision about the 2,300 evenings and mornings that was explained to you is true. Seal up the vision, because it won’t occur until the end time. 27 I, Daniel, was exhausted and sick for days. Then I got up, and went about the king’s business. I was astonished by the vision, no one understood it.

So to begin with I’ll repeat my premise that:

“The Great Tribulation begins with yet another defiling of the Temple, on the Feast of Trumpets: Seventh month, day 1 of the 1,260 day count.”

If we count backwards from the pivotal event for 2,300 days, where do we end up? Well, six years, each 360 days in length, puts us at the Feast of trumpets again, 2,160 days. So we need to count backward another 140 days to arrive at 2,300 day. The Feast of Trumpets is of course the first day of the seventh month (Leviticus 23:24). Counting back four months (120 days) would put us at the first day of the third month. We are still 20 days shy of 2,300, so we need to count back another 20 days. This puts us at the 10th day of the second month. Now I’ll explain how this could be a very significant date, based on both Scriptural dates and symbolisms—anciently, then in the days of Yeshua, then perhaps early into the coming seven years, and then after that!

First, we are looking at a time when the ze’bakim [sacrifices] are stopped. The Testimony of Yeshua refers to Yeshua as a Lamb five times altogether before we get to the book of Revelation. However, once we get to the book of Revelation, if I counted correctly, there are 37 more references to the Lamb! Could this be a clue?, a reference to Passover? I would certainly think so. The Book of Revelation keeps referencing Passover, but not in a way that I particularly noticed until I started counting days. But the 2,300 days falls a bit short of the Passover. Could it still be relevant? Let’s look at the Passover instructions:

Numbers 9:1-11 Yehovah spoke to Moses in the Sinai Desert, in the first month of the second year after they had left the land of Egypt. He said, 2 “Allow the Israelites to keep [kill] the Passover at its appointed time. 3 On the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you must keep [kill] it at its appointed time, in accord with all its statutes, and in accord with all its ordinances. 4 So Moses told the people of Israel to keep [kill] the Passover. 5 They keep [kill]d the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the Sinai Desert. So the Israelites did everything in accord with what Yehovah had commanded Moses. 6 But some of the men were unclean by touching a dead body, so that they couldn’t keep [kill] the Passover that day. So they came to Moses and Aaron that same day 7 and the men said, “We are unclean due to touching the body of a dead person. Why are we prevented from presenting Yehovah’s offering at the appointed time ‘with the rest of’ Israel?” 8 Moses said to them, “Wait here, so that I can listen to what Yehovah commands concerning you.” 9 Then Yehovah said to Moses: 10 “Tell the Israelites, “If any of you or of your descendants becomes unclean by touching a dead body, or are on a long journey, they can still keep[kill] Yehovah’s Passover. 11 In the second month, on the fourteenth day at twilight they can keep [kill] it. They must eat ‘the lamb’ with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

The Passover is so important that it is the only Feast Day that offers a second chance to commemorate it. I submit that none of humanity was ready for the Passover in 27 AD! The Jews were busy murdering their Messiah on that day, the Romans were relishing the ‘opportunity’, and not one disciple was there for Him to welcome Him when He was resurrected three days later, just as He said. What are the odds that they made-up the Passover 30 days later? And I submit that today most people who claim to be followers are celebrating pagan Easter, and are oblivious to Passover. A few are celebrating it for the right reasons but on the wrong day and/or on the wrong calendar.

But there are still four days to account for, and they should be accounted for every year, so we need to account for them now as well. The Passover was killed on the evening of the 14th of Aviv, but the Lamb was to be selected on the 10th day of the month. The four day wait has a purpose, both in the Passover of the first month, and the make-up Passover of the second month. But for now we need to just note the instances of it being implemented. Here is the primary explanation that the other occurrences would all seem to relate back to:

Exodus 12:1-8 In the land of Egypt Yehovah told Moses and Aaron: 2 This new moon will be the beginning of your new moons. It will be the first new moon of your year. 3 Announce to the entire assembly of Israel: On the tenth day of this month, every man must select a lamb, within theirtribal’ households, a lamb for each [often extended] household. 4 Now if the family is too small to eat a lamb, then he and the neighbors from the nearest house must take one based on the number of people and what each person will eat, and divide the lamb accordingly. 5 Your lamb must be a year old male with no defects. You must select it from the sheep, or from the goats. 6 You must keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the entire assembly of the congregation of Israel will kill it in the evening. 7 They must take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 They must eat the flesh that night, roasted over a fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs.

So the first fulfillment of the tenth day was the confinement of the lambs right before the firstborn of Egypt were slain (Exodus 12:12)

The second fulfillment, one of extreme importance, is when Yeshua fulfilled the Messianic stipulations for us as our Passover Lamb. He was selected on the tenth day of the first month on His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the Jews, quite eager for the Messiah, hailed Him with palm branches and cries of, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of Yehovah.” He was closely watched, and then guarded and confined until the fourteenth day, and slain on the afternoon of the fourteenth day.

A third fulfillment, in keeping with the temple context of the 10th day of the month, that the 2300 days is all about, is in Ezekiel. Why do we have this exact date to contemplate? It appears to be the “anniversary” of the event he is prophesying about, in advance!:

Ezekiel 40:1-4 In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the fall of ‘Jerusalem’, to the very day, Yehovah took hold of me, and He took me there. 2 In the visions, Elohim brought me into the land of Israel, and set me down on a very high mountain, where there was, as it were, the frame of a city on the south. 3 He brought me closer, and I saw a man who appeared to be the ‘color’ of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring rod, and he was standing in the gateway. 4 The man told me, human son, look with your eyes, and listen with your ears, and pay attention to everything that I show you, because you were brought here to see ‘these things’. Then declare everything that you see to the nation of Israel.

Long story short, the prophecy that was unveiled on this tenth day is the introduction to a nine chapter prophecy about the restoration of the Temple and Independence day for Israel. Chapters 40-43 are literally filled with incidences of measuring taking place in the temple.

Revelation 11:1 Then I, John, was given a measuring reed like a staff, and the messenger stood and said, “Get up and measure the Temple [1] of YHVH and the altar and those who worship there.

[1] Here John is actually told to measure the end time third Temple just prior to the Two Witnesses commission (v.3). The terms “measure”, “measured” and “measuring” combined are found dozens of times in reference to the temple in Ezekiel 40-42. This would explain the previous verse (10:11): “John, you must prophesy AGAIN before many nations and peoples and princes and kings.” Is he one of the two witnesses or one of their companions? Same goes for Elijah (Malachi 4:5-6). Does Father Travel in Time?

So we see that the tenth day, four days prior to Passover seems to have recurrent relevance. I would like elaborate on how the prophecy about the 2,300 days is linked to the make-up Passover. Counting back 2,300 days from when Yeshua first sets foot on earth in a very public manner puts us on the day when some of the wise descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel will be making up for the Passover, 30 days late. We already noted a date, the difference between 1,260 days and 1,290 days, offset from the end of the Great Tribulation by 30 days in Daniel 9.

During the Second Exodus certainly people will be arriving over a period of time, and eager by now to say “next year in Jerusalem”. Some of Israel may even be given an opportunity to begin making up for all of the Passover’s neglected, beginning on the 10th day of the second month early on during the Great Tribulation, under great duress (Matthew 24:20-21). But here is the best part. Let’s look to all of those references to the Lamb in Revelation. The first three chapters of Revelation say: Hey, I’m talking to you—seven assemblies (churches) of, for the most part, unimpressive believers!

Immediately after this, in Chapter 4, John is introduced to the throne room:

Revelation 4:1-2 After this, I looked and saw a door open in the sky! The first voice that I heard was like a shofar talking with me. It said, “Come up here and I’ll show you the things that must happen after this.” 2 Instantly, I was in the spirit realm and a throne ‘appeared’ in the sky, and Someone was seated on the throne!

Now for the Lamb. Chapter 5 begins with a search for someone worthy to break the seven seals. After a thoro search they know that only one candidate qualifies. Now it could be that this entire event happens within five minutes right before Yeshua begins ripping seals during the Day of His Wrath of chapter 6, but wouldn’t it be interesting if during the years when the Beast is doing his utmost to finally thwart Yehovah and His Messiah, there is a celebration going on in Heaven for 2,300 days that is only ended when Yeshua (Jesus) steps down to the earth to add a personal touch?

Revelation 5: 1 I saw a small book in the right hand of the One who sat on the throne. It had writing on the inside as well as on the back side, and it was sealed with seven seals. 2 I saw a mighty messenger announcing in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the small book and to break its seals?” 3 No one in Heaven above or on earth or under the earth was able to open the small book or even look inside it. 4 I cried and cried because no one was found worthy to open the small book or to look inside it. 5 One of the Elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the offshoot [descendant] of David has been victorious, He’ll open the small book and its seven seals!

6 I looked, and among the Elders stood a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, and it had seven horns and seven eyes. They are the seven spirits of YHVH that are sent out into all the earth. 7 He came and took the small book from the right hand of the One who was seated on the throne. 8 When He had taken the small book, the four living beings and the twenty-four Elders fell down in front of the Lamb, each of them having a harp and gold cups full of incense that are the prayers of the kadishea [saints]. 9 They sang a new song: “You deserve to take the small book and to open its seals, because You were slain and have purchased us for YHVH with Your own blood, out of every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and You’ve made them kings and priests for YHVH, and they’ll rule as kings on the earth”.

11 I looked, and I heard as it were, the voices of many messengers around the throne, and the living beings and the Elders, and they numbered one-hundred million—many thousands of thousands. 12 They were saying with loud voices, “The Lamb who was slain deserves to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, praise and blessings.

13 And He’ll be over everything created in Heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea and everything in them.” Then I heard the One who sat on the throne saying, “The Lamb is being given blessings, honor, praise and power forever and ever.” 14 The four living beings said, “Aw-main!” Then the Elders fell down and worshiped.

Zechariah 14:5-8 5 You’ll flee by My mountain valley, because My mountain valley will reach to Azel. Yes, you’ll flee just like you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Yehovah my Elohim will come, and all of the kadosh ones with Him. 6 On that day there won’t be light, cold or frost. 7 It will be the unique day that Yehovah makes Himself known {niphal}, neither day or night, but then when evening comes it will still be light [1]. 8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half toward the eastern sea, and half toward the western sea, continuously in summer and winter.

[1] While this is a unique day, there was a similar day, the one mentioned in verse 5, in king Uzziah‘s reign. It also had an eclipse and an enormous earthquake.

This could well be the most significant year in the history of the universe!

Lon Martin, lonwmartin@yahoo.com
4/98, “Temple or no Temple” onward added 12/20/2010

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