Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets


When Will Yehovah and His Messiah Return?

Or, When will “The Lord AND His Christ” Return


This chapter now says that Yeshua was announcing the upcoming Jubilee (28 AD) during the 7th month of 27 AD, rather than saying that the Jubilee Year was beginning immediately.

Back Next Chapter 15, Part 1 Preview: Will Yeshua (Jesus) actually return during the next Jubilee year, and fulfill numerous symbolisms associated with the Jubilee year of release [Leviticus 25]? Yeshua presented a very unusual “mission statement” at the very beginning of His ministry. Immediately after the account of His immersion (baptism) and the account of Satan tempting Him, is a reference to some of His first recorded words. These words have JUBILEE stamped all over them! This chapter provides several differing reasons to indicate that He will return on the next Jubilee year. Five prophetic countdowns appear to converge in 2028 AD!

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The Great Judgment Day

{First a primer on what the Jubilee is: “The fiftieth year, i.e., that following the last year of seven Sabbatical cycles, is the jubilee; during it the land regulations of the Sabbatical year are to be observed, as is also the commandment "You shall return every man unto his possession" [Leviticus 25:10], indicating the compulsory restoration of hereditary properties (except houses of laymen located in walled cities) to the original owners or their legal heirs, and the emancipation of all Hebrew indentured servants whose term of six years is unexpired or who refuse to leave their masters when such term of service has expired (Gen. 18:6)”—wordiQ}

Now to dispel the false 49th year ‘Jubilee’. Read it carefully for yourself. Notice that the shofar is blown on the Day of Atonements of the 49th year (vs.8-9) in preparation for the 50th year (v.10)!

Leviticus 25:8-11 ‘You must count off seven Sabbaths of years—seven times seven years, so that the seven Sabbaths of years amounts to a period of forty-nine years. 9 THEN you must sound shofars loudly [U] [Literally “shofar shofar”, not Jubilee] on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the Day of Atonements you must sound shofars loudly thruout your entire land. 10 You must dedicate the fiftieth year, and proclaim [or read] liberty thruout the land to everyone who lives there. It will be your Jubilee. Each of you can return to your own property, and each of you can return to your own clan. 11 The fiftieth year will be your Jubilee year. During ‘that year’ you won’t plant, or preserve the ‘after crop’* from what grows by itself, or make wine* from any leftover* grapes. —The Gabriel Bible

(It is worth noting that the KJV, the KJV 2000, and the American KJV all stick the word ‘Jubilee’ into verse 9 where it does not exist in the Hebrew. Most other Bibles don’t do that.)

This chapter examines the most apparent reasons why the next Jubilee is so important. But contrary to the opinion of some, Yeshua will not abandon His Elohim (God) out in the heavens and return alone (as in “the Second Coming of Jesus Christ”), as exemplified by the verses found in the subtitle link. Further still, They are planning on staying here on earth!

(Note: The information in this chapter is presented as being factual. I believe that my conclusions are primarily correct. I do not intend to place a lot of disclaimers in the text specifying that others may consider certain statements to be speculative. It should go without saying that anyone reading information relating to the Bible should treat anything as speculative until personally certain that sufficient evidence has been presented as proof.)

We need to consider every word of Yeshua’s “mission statement”. Immediately after the account of His immersion and the account of Satan tempting Him, we begin to read His first recorded words. Commentators acknowledge (bottom half of link) that Yeshua was referring to the JUBILEE by that wording, but then they spiritualize the words away! Luke gave us the circumstances leading up to Yeshua’s statement:

Luke 4:16-20 He went to Nazareth where He had been raised, and He went into the synagogue, as usual, on the Sabbath and stood up to read. 17 He was handed the scroll of Isaiah the prophet. Yeshua unrolled the scroll and found the place where it says: 18 “The spirit of YHVH is on Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the oppressed and to herald release from bondage to the captives, to give the blind vision, to assure the penitent by liberating them from their sins, 19 and to announce the Acceptable Year of YHVH.” 20 He rolled up the scroll and gave it to the attendant and sat down. Everyone in the synagogue was gazing at Him.

The phrase “the Acceptable Year of YHVH” is simply the way that the Jubilee year is described in Yeshua’s native Aramaic, Syriac and even Arabic.

In koine Greek, the root word for “acceptable” meant “to take by the hand”. That is essentially what will happen to Israel.

Yeshua fulfilled another Day of Atonements role in verses 1-2 of this same chapter. The fulfillment of the Azazel goat being released portrays when when Yeshua was led away into the wilderness on the Day of Atonements:

Luke 4:1-2: Yeshua was filled with the kadosh spirit. He returned from the Jordan river and the spirit led Him into the wilderness 2 to be tempted by the devil for forty days.

One of the goats was slain. This should easily be perceived to be a representation of the Messiah’s death on the cross “that is for the people” (v.15), for the sins of all of humanity ultimately. The Azazel goat was sent “away into the wilderness” bearing “all the iniquities of the children of Israel”, it had to have all the sins of Israel symbolically put on its head by Aaron, the high priest.

Judaism and Catholicism misunderstand the connection between Azazel and Yeshua, concluding that the Azazel not only is burdened with all of the sins put on him, but that the Azazel is itself evil.

I used to believe that Yeshua would have to have been crucified (31 AD) before He could have completed all of the above requirements. While I had considered that the beginning of His ministry (27 AD) was pertinent, and even the possible fulfillment, it still seemed more reasonable that He would have had to become our Passover Lamb before He could “set at liberty” anyone. In 2005 I realized that His “mission statement” in and of itself proclaimed the Jubilee, rather than the Messiah’s role as our Passover lamb. But in 2012, as I grew in this understanding, I realized that on the Day of Atonements of 27 AD, during the 49th year of the Jubilee cycle, Yeshua was announcing the upcoming Jubilee in accordance with the instruction given in Leviticus 25 above.

I had understood that Jubilee years were announced (not begun) on the Day of Atonements of the 49th year, I just never fully thought thru that Yeshua was announcing the upcoming Jubilee, not saying that it was already Jubilee. I had also made the Azazel/Atonements connection in Luke 4:1-2. I had just not associated the Day of Atonements of verses 1-2 with Yeshua’s “mission statement” a few verses later.

So this chapter used to be entitled JUBILEE: 2027 AD because of the fact that Yeshua (apparently) made His mission statement, beginning His ministry, in 27 AD, announcing the upcoming Jubilee, as a foretaste of the ultimate fulfillment of Leviticus 25:10, rather than saying it was already the Jubilee year.

(For those of you who understand that Yeshua was crucified on a Wednesday—on the Aviv/Crescent New Moon calendar {Hillel’s didn’t exist yet}—His crucifixion would have been on April 25th, 31 AD. on the Gregorian calendar, as determined from the U.S. Naval Observatory website. This would be three and a half years following the start of His ministry, on the Day of Atonements 27 A.D. Tho the equinox is not a factor in determining the month of Aviv, the month always (?) begins with a New Moon on either side of the equinox, EITHER before OR after the equinox, as I understand it, narrowing the range of the start date of the year. The sighted New Moon can be fairly well determined from the sunset data provided, and the likelihood that the sighting would have been one or two days following the invisible conjunction. Incidentally, the Atonements to Passover ministry precludes any one year, or 70 weeks theory of His ministry.)

There are six aspects of His commission that will be addressed in the chapter. I will comment on each of them. A primary purpose of this chapter is to elaborate on the importance of Yeshua’s “mission statement”.

Interestingly, there are six other specific Messianic prophecies in the Seventy “Weeks” of Daniel 9:24! Had Yeshua finished quoting from Isaiah 61, we would see that up to that point in time He had only fulfilled them to the point in mid sentence where He stopped reading! It is easy to see that none of the rest of Isaiah’s prophecy has been fulfilled. Like Daniel 9:24, there is a rare prophetic “gap” in time.

Isaiah 61:1-9 The spirit of the Sovereign Yehovah is with me, because Yehovah has anointed me to bring Good News to the afflicted. He has sent me to relieve the grief stricken, to proclaim liberty to the captives, recovery of sight for the blind [1], and to set the oppressed free; 2 to proclaim the favorable year of Yehovah, and the time of vengeance of our Elohim [Yeshua stopped quoting here.], and to comfort everyone who mourns [due to the end time holocaust], 3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion, to give to them head coverings instead of ashes on their heads, the oil of joy instead of mourning, clothing of praise instead of a spirit of weakness, so that they can be called terebinth trees of righteousness, a cluster planted by Yehovah, so that they can display His splendor. 4 They’ll rebuild places desolate since antiquity, they’ll rebuild the ancestral places and places now wasted and deserted, and they’ll restore cities parched from heat, and places deserted for many generations. 5 Foreigners will tend your flocks; they’ll farm your land and work your vineyards. 6 And you’ll be called the priests of Yehovah, people will call you the ministers of our Elohim. You’ll savor the wealth of the nations. You’ll change places with them. 7 Your shame will be replaced with a double inheritance, and instead of humiliation you’ll shout for joy over your territory. So in your land you’ll own twice as much as the other nations. You’ll have everlasting joy. 8 Because I, Yehovah, love justice. I hate robbery and injustice. I’ll certainly give you your compensation, and I’ll make an everlasting covenant [i.e. The New Covenant] with you. 9 Your descendants will be revealed [2] among the nations, and their descendants among the nations. Everyone who sees them will acknowledge that they are the descendants of the people who Yehovah has blessed.” [Today, Israel is considered scum by the nations].

[1] The phrase about blindness that Yeshua quoted in Luke 4:18 was deleted by the Masorites.

[2] Currently, even Judah needs the “lost” tribes of Israel to be revealed to them.

There is evidence that the year 34 BC was recognized at the time as both a sabbatical year and the seventieth year of the prophetically significant 70 year cycle (as described on this linked article entitled The seventy-Year Cycle and that further, if you simply count off years from 457 BC, as in on the chart in Chapter 32—counting ten years per line, you do indeed end up at 37 BC., another year thought to be a 70th year. However, of far more importance is the fact that if you count forward still once more by 70 years you end up at 34 AD. That would be exactly seven years after Yeshua began His ministry.

Alternative Realities

Might there have been an alternative course in the history of humanity? Might Elohim (God) have hoped to use an alternative plan? What if Yehovah laid out the timetable for Israel with the hopeful optimism that Israel would accept His Messiah, as the parable of the vineyard alludes to (as we’ll see below)? What if the 70th week of the Seventy Weeks prophecy was designed to hopefully follow on the heels of the 69th week. Were the Jews given a bona fide opportunity to accept the Messiah, or was Yeshua simply playing out a role that was predestined to end in His death? Had Yeshua been able to live another 3 1/2 years, He would have been there for the next potentially significant Seventieth Year. Since Yeshua was killed in the middle of the seven year span that might have ended in the Seventieth week, perhaps the alternative reality is that the Seventieth Week was delayed for 2,000 years. In the next “go around”—the absolute end of the 70 “weeks”—only animal ze’bakim (sacrifices) will be presented in the middle of the “week”. Did Yehovah make a good faith offer to the descendants of those who returned to Jerusalem?

Imagine what might have happened if Judah had accepted their Messiah. Certainly there are prophecies that would have failed, (1 Corinthians 13:8) but Yehovah will cancel a punishing prophecy if we repent, as the book of Jonah illustrates. Perhaps even the prophecies about Yeshua suffering could have had some other type of fulfillment.

Why would Yeshua’s death have been predestined, when even He didn’t know until the very end for certain that He would have to literally be the Passover Lamb? (Mark 14:36). Certainly the envoys (apostles) had not been prepared for an extended “postponement” of the Everlasting Kingdom. Even Paul was expecting the Kingdom to come in his lifetime:

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 We declare this to you by the Word of Aloha’s own authority, that we who survive and are alive when our Master comes will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep [into the Kingdom]. 16 Our Master will ‘personally’ come down from Heaven with a mandate, and with a voice like the chief Messenger and with YHVH’s shofar, and the dead who ‘belong to’ the Messiah will rise first! 17 Then, we who are still alive, having survived, will be carried away together with them into the clouds to meet our Master in the expanse. And we will be with our Master forever.

Alternative reality #1: At the very beginning of the 7,000 year plan, Adam and Eve had an opportunity to bring about a lasting Paradise. Why should we believe that Yehovah had “predestined” that they fail? All that they had to do is decide who to believe: Yehovah saying “avoid the fruit”, or the stranger saying, “No, it’s yummy”! It might have been a 50/50 call!

Alternative reality #2: Exactly (?) 2,000 years later, Yehovah gave a childless couple, Abraham and Sarah, an opportunity to have children and to grant all of their descendants a Paradise. The deal was conditional upon Abraham’s being willing to give his “only son” as an offering on a mountain in the “land of Moriah”.

Genesis 22:2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, who you love, and go into the region of Moriah. Offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I’ll tell you about.

In this reality, an animal was substituted for the only son at the last minute! The fulfillment of this reality began going full tilt when Abraham’s descendants had multiplied into twelve large tribes. However following the Exodus, the participants boycotted the blessings. If Yehovah had known for sure, in advance, that Abraham would be willing to offer Isaac, He would not have had to test him so rigorously. So all of history hinged on Abraham’s decision!

Alternative reality #3: 2,000 years later, (I believe this to be exactly the year 4,000 since creation week) Yehovah sent His “only Son” to the descendants of the faithful people who had returned to the Promised Land. He gave them a good faith offer, His “good news”, but it was refused. Yehovah actually gambled that “They will respect my son”, as the parable found in Matthew below, and Mark 12:6 explains!

Yeshua saw how the new deal was going and gave this thinly veiled commentary. Do we believe what Yeshua said about His Father’s intentions?

Here’s the analogy (parable) of the Vineyard:

Matthew 21:33-42 Here’s another analogy. “There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, enclosed it with a hedge, dug in a winepress and built a tower. Then he leased it to sharecroppers and traveled abroad. 34 When it was time to harvest the fruit, he sent his servants to the sharecroppers so that they could collect his share of vintage. 35 The sharecroppers grabbed his servants and beat one, stoned another and killed another. 36 So he sent another group of servants, more than the first time, and they did the same thing to them. 37 Finally, he sent his son to them, because he thought, ‘Surely they’ll respect my son.’ 38 But when the sharecroppers saw his son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ 39 So they grabbed him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 Now when the owner of the vineyard COMES [His Father!], what will he do to those sharecroppers?” 41 They replied, ‘He’ll utterly destroy them and lease the vineyard to other sharecroppers who will give him his share of the harvest.’ 42 Yeshua asked them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, this is from YHVH and we see it as amazing?’

Three strikes and they’re out! This time, due to the poor character of many of Abraham’s descendants, there was no sparing the only Son. His being our Passover bought humanity another 2,000 years, and the time for Yehovah to redeem a few kings and priests (Revelation 1:6, 5:10) to rule when the Everlasting Kingdom comes—by force.

Alternative reality #4: 2,000 years later, (I believe that the implementation of this is to include the year 6,000, following creation week)

Back to the Future:

Moriah is where Abraham went to offer his son, and is only mentioned twice in the Scriptures. This is interesting, especially given the number of times that Yehovah’s temples (1st, 2nd, and soon to be the 3rd) are mentioned.

2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began building Yehovah’s ‘Temple’ in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where Yehovah had appeared to David his father, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, the site that David had prepared.

The next reality will not be an alternative! Yehovah will forcefully implement peace on earth. All of the wicked who oppose Him will be exterminated. There is much commentary on this website about the Two Witnesses (you could search it out on my Google search.) Suffice it to say that John, along with the Two Witnesses will spearhead a “temple movement”! (See Does Father Travel in Time?) It’s back to Mount Moriah! Israel has to go back to Mount Moriah and start from scratch! Ezekiel Chapters 40-48 thoroly describes the activities of the third temple; prophesied to be rebuilt on Mount Moriah. Ezekiel chapters 2-3 mentions the word “measure” 29 times in connection to the temple. This is the tie in of the Two Witnesses to their “measuring commission”:

Revelation 11:1-3 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. 2 But don’t measure the courtyard outside of the Temple. Leave it out, because it has been given to the heathens, and they’ll trample the kadosh city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 Then I’ll commission My Two Witnesses. They’ll prophesy for 1,260 days, wearing sackcloth.

[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?

I had never considered an alternative seventieth “week” until I was graphing out the first 483 years of The Seventy “weeks” Prophecy. Here is the “week that wasn’t”; the “week” that might have been the seventieth “week”. While preterists attempt to force fit the martyrdom of Stephen into the apex of a 34 AD fulfillment of week 70—that was certainly not anything noteworthy enough to fulfill The Ultimate Prophecy!

Atonements 27 AD: Yeshua’s Ministry began

Jubilee begins Aviv 1 (Nisan 1), 28 AD.

Passover 31 AD: Three and a half years after the beginning of Yeshua’s Ministry

Trumpets? 34 AD: Half a year into week 70 in the prophetic cycle

“When You See An Encamped Army...”

The last generation of the modern nations of Israel are, for the most part, oblivious to the red flags warning of impending doom for Western society. The few voices crying in the wilderness to flee from the coming holocaust will continue to be ridiculed. This coming time, known as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), will engulf all of the English speaking nations, and other nations descended from those twelve original tribes. When the Northern Army finally descends on Jerusalem—the final warning—few will associate this to Yeshua’s instructions to flea:

Luke 21:20 So when you see Jerusalem surrounded by an encamped army, then you’ll know that its destruction is approaching.

Daniel 12 mentions three separate countdowns to the exact beginning of the time of trouble—the “Great Tribulation” on Israel:

Daniel 12:1-12 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 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.

Yeshua stated that the cessation of animal ze’bakim, and the abomination of desolation, mentioned in Daniel 12:10, would mark the time for His people in Jerusalem to “flee”.

Matthew 24:15-16 When you see the sign of the detestable desolation mentioned by the prophet Daniel, standing in the kadosh Place—the reader must understand— 16 then those of you who are in Judea should escape to the mountain/s [1]!

[1] This is reminiscent of Matthew 28:16.

Daniel 11:31 Armed forces will rise up, and they’ll defile the Temple refuge, and put a stop to the daily burnt zebakim, and they’ll set up an appalling detestable idol [KJV, abomination of desolation].

Daniel 9:27 27 He [the desolator] will make a firm contract [covenant] with many for one period of seven. Then in the middle of the period of seven he’ll stop the ze’bakim [sacrifices] and the offerings. The desolator will bring loathsome things [or idols] thru a wing of the Temple [JFB commentary], until the predetermined end time, when wrath will be poured out on the awestruck.

This is a reference to the time when Ephraim’s “prince” (Daniel 9:26-27) and the false prophet (the “abominator” of Daniel 11:31) will cut a seven year deal with Judah, and then “they”, that is those who follow the Beast, will devastate Jerusalem in the “middle of the week”. The prince appears to be identified in a fascinating book entitled The Antichrist and a Cup of Tea, by Tim Cohen. See his youtube.

Daniel 9 is the renowned seventy weeks prophecy chapter. It is from these Scriptures that the wise men determined the year of the first coming of the Messiah. Might it not also indicate His next public arrival? The “abominator” will begin “week” number seventy with an agreement or “covenant”. He will then break his covenant “in the middle of the week”, but ultimately the abominator will be consumed! “Consummation” (Strong’s 03617) as used here, literally means “consumed” or “complete destruction”. This consumption will take place at the conclusion of that seventieth prophetic week, as “is determined”. Ironically, the one who stopped the burnt zebakim will be consumed as a zebak himself!

Revelation 19:17-18 I saw a Messenger standing engulfed within the rays of the sun; and he shouted to all the birds that fly overhead in the sky, “Come, assemble at this great supper of Yehovah. 18 Eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains of thousands, the flesh of valiant men, the flesh of horses and their riders, the flesh of everyone free-born and slaves, both low ranking and high”.

Zephaniah and Jeremiah also described this event.

Zephaniah 1:7 Be silent at the presence of the Sovereign Yehovah, because the Day of Yehovah is near. Yehovah has prepared a zebak. He has invited [sarcasm] His guests.

Jeremiah 46:10 That day is the day of the Sovereign, Yehovih the Commander, a day of vengeance when He will take vengeance on His enemies. His sword will devour until it has had enough, and drink its fill of their blood, because the Sovereign Yehovih the Commander has an atoning zebak to make in the North Country by the river Euphrates.

Daniel 12 reveals a 1,260 day countdown, a 1,290 day countdown, and a 1,335 day countdown. Yehovah “gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things...”(Daniel 2:21-22).

Furthermore, we know that:

Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign Yehovah will do nothing without revealing His intentions to His servants the prophets.

Considering the devastation that will “trouble” Israel, we might surely want to know HOW MUCH LEAD TIME will Yehovah give “the wise” of Daniel 12:10? One thing we know is that they will be “blessed”, having waited 1,335 days following the cessation of the zebakim (v.11-12).

This chapter reveals a fourth countdown found in Daniel, one of seven years duration. It concludes the week that included the three countdowns mentioned above. More importantly, there is an overlooked timetable, a final 2,000 year countdown that is racing to completion.

The entire 23rd chapter of Leviticus goes into great detail explaining when Yehovah’s people should celebrate the Sabbath and the seven Feast Days on Yehovah’s own calendar. Most of Yehovah’s doctrines do not have an entire chapter devoted to explaining them in this manner. Verse 2 serves as an introduction.

Leviticus 23:2 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them: These are Yehovah’s appointed Festivals, that you will proclaim to be kadosh public assemblies. They are My Festivals:

Leviticus 25 is another such chapter, and it also pertains to Yehovah’s calendar. Shortly afterward, when Moses was on Mt. Sinai, Yehovah also explained the importance of celebrating Sabbatical years and Jubilee years. Imagine the impact that a Sabbatical year would have on a strictly agricultural society.

Leviticus 25:3-4 You’ll sow your fields for six years, and you’ll prune your vineyards for six years, and gather in fruit, 4 but during the seventh year there will be a Sabbath, a Sabbath rest for the land to honor Yehovah. You must not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.

The Old and New Marriage Covenants

The following verse indicates that Yeshua “honors His marriage covenant” “with those who love Him, and with those who obey His commandments....” in spite of the fact that most of Israel at that time had broken the covenant. That time is not unlike our own time, as far as being faithful goes. An “everlasting marriage covenant” was the essence of the covenant that Yehovah made to Abraham. (The root word of “everlasting” indicates that the end, when applicable, is way out of sight.) Whether the covenant is Abraham’s covenant, that remains unfulfilled (Hebrews 11:13), or the covenant given from Mt. Sinai, that was suspended, or the New Covenant with Israel, that is yet to come (Jeremiah 31:31-34), the issue always concerns a promise of His people, to love, honor and obey Yehovah.

Daniel 9:4 I prayed to Yehovah my Elohim, and confessed: “O Yehovah, the great and awesome Elohim, who honors His covenant and loving kindness with those who love Him and obey His Commandments,

Speaking of the future:

Romans 11:26 and then all Israel will be Rescued. ‘As the Scriptures declare’, “A deliverer will come from Zion and turn Jacob from sinfulness.

All of these “covenants” are really facets of the “everlasting covenant” that we were promised by Ezekiel and other prophets:

Ezekiel 37:26 I’ll make a [New] Covenant of peace with them. It will be an Everlasting Covenant with them, and I’ll establish them, and increase their numbers, and set My Kadosh Place among them forever.

Paul, thinking that the New Covenant was about to be implemented said:

Hebrews 13:20-21 May the Aloha [God] of peace who raised the great Shepherd of the flock from the dead by the blood of the everlasting covenant, namely Yeshua Messiah, our Master, 21 prepare you for every good work so that you can do His will, and produce in you the things that will please Him, thru Yeshua Messiah. Splendor belongs to Him forever and ever! Aw-main..

(See The New Covenant, Soon to be Implemented!)

The future awareness of Yehovah’s covenant, and willingness to agree to its terms, will be due to the message that Israel will hear from the Two Witnesses! Their message is about the fulfillment of the Jubilee and the marriage of Israel! Israel has amnesia! She doesn’t know who she is or that she had been married!

Ezekiel 16:8 Then when I passed by you, and looked at you, and saw that you were old enough for love! I spread My robe over you, and covered your nakedness. I swore to you, and entered into a covenant with you, says the Sovereign Yehovah, and you became Mine.

This is really what the covenant or marriage agreement is all about: it is about our being faithful to Yehovah and His remaining our faithful Provider.

Who is Your Covenant With?

All of the Hebrew Scriptures can be summarized under the banner of Yehovah wanting to marry a kadosh People! Here is the “marriage proposal” or ketubah.

Deuteronomy 26:17-19 You have declared today that Yehovah is your Elohim, and that you will ‘live’ by His ways, and obey His statutes, and His Commandments, and His ordinances, and that you will obey Him. 18 And Yehovah has publicly declared today that you are His people, a treasured possession, as He promised, and that you must obey all of His Commandments, 19 and that He will set you high above all the other nations that He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, so that you can be a people kadosh to Yehovah your Elohim, as He promised. [Clark’s comment]

[Note: A ketubah (engagement) was so serious that it could only be ended in divorce, (such as Joseph had considered doing to Mary). Where is any evidence that the Old Covenant was ever consummated?]

Jubilee: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb?

Might Sabbatical years in the Kingdom be celebrated in the same manner that a marriage was to be celebrated in ancient Israel? Is there to be a relationship between the Jubilee and marriage?

Deuteronomy 24:5 When a man is newly married, he must not be sent out with the army or be assigned any business. He must be free at home for one year [the length of a Jubilee] to bring happiness to the wife he has married.

Compare to:

Isaiah 62:4-5 You’ll never again be called “Forsaken”, nor will your land be called “Desolate” again, instead, you’ll be called “Hephzibah” [Literally, “My delight is in her”], and your land “Beulah” [Literally, to marry], because Yehovah delights in you, and your land will be married to Him. 5 Just like a young man marrying a virgin, your sons will marry you [the land of Israel], and like a bridegroom rejoicing over his bride, that’s how your Elohim will rejoice over you.

Imagine what it might be like to have “one year” long second, third ...“honeymoons” every seventh year! During a One Thousand Year long Sabbatical, when “Land Sabbaths” have become the norm for all of the nations of the New Earth to come, might Yehovah’s desire for Sabbatical “land” rests, for the rural majority, not also include every segment of society, even those who do not live off of the land?

But isn’t the land being married just figurative speech? We know that it is actually the “church” that will be married then, right?

Luke 20:35 But those who are worthy of the next world, who are in the resurrection from the dead won’t take wives, nor will wives be given to husbands.

Not only does this say that the assembly or “church” will not marry in the Kingdom, but SPECIFICALLY it is at the very resurrection associated with the “wedding supper”, that they do not marry! You have probably always heard that this marriage supper was for Yeshua and His “church”. Could John (via Yeshua) actually have been referring to a marriage that was alluded to at a much earlier time? Might the marriage actually be the jubilant time when His kadishea (saints) are blessed; the time that I believe typifies what the Jubilee actually commemorates—the restoration of Israel? The time when the land of Israel is re-seeded with Israelites. I believe that it is. A great many Bible verses that the churches say pertains to them actually pertain to the twelve tribes of Israel. A salient introduction to this topic is The Actual Message of Matthew 24.

The Dragon Is Slain And The Wedding Is On!

Can the Testimony of Yeshua (New testament) come to an entirely different conclusion than the Prophets? Israel’s Savior (the Kadosh One)— her betrothed, will come to her riding on a white horse, and He will slay Leviathan, the fire breathing dinosaur (dragon), with a sword! (Leviathan represents Satan)

Revelation 19:7-11 Let’s rejoice and be exuberant and praise Him, because the Marriage Banquet of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. 8 She was given fine linen clothing to wear, bright and pure, because fine linen represents the righteousness of the kadishea. 9 He told me, “Write this, ‘Those who are called to the Marriage Banquet of the Lamb are blessed.’” Then he told me, “These are the true words of YHVH.” 10 I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said, “Don’t do that! I’m a fellow servant, I’m your brother who also adheres to THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA [His ‘written statements’]. Worship YHVH, because THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA is spirit inspired utterances [or ‘the spirit of prophecy’].” 11 I saw the sky open up, and a white horse appeared, and its rider is named Faithful and True. He judges righteously and wages war.

Isaiah 27:1 During that time, Yehovah will pay Leviathan a visit, along with His fierce, large and very sharp sword, the fugitive Leviathan, that twisted serpent, and He’ll kill the dragon * in the sea.

Leviathan is invincible to humans, but just like in folklore, the prince marries once the dragon is slain.

Job 41:1, 4, 19-21, 33-34 Can you catch Leviathan [plesiosaurus?] * with a fishhook, or tie his tongue down with a rope? ... 4 Will he make an alliance with you? Will you capture him as a permanent slave? ... 19 Flaming torches shoot from his mouth. Sparks of fire go flying. 20 Smoke streams from his nostrils like a boiling pot over burning rushes.. 21 He breaths ignites coals, and flames shoot from its mouth ... 33 There is nothing like him on earth—a creature without fear. 34 He looks approvingly on all the arrogant. He is king over all that are proud.”

Jeremiah 3:14 Come back, you apostate people’, says Yehovah because I’m to be married to you. I’ll take one of you from this city, and two from that family, and I’ll bring you to Zion.

Israel broke her former or “Old” marriage Covenant with Yehovah, but Yehovah promised to make a new marriage covenant!

Isaiah 14:1 Yehovah will have mercy on Jacob, and choose Israel again, and settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and be united with Jacob’s descendants.

This is a new marriage covenant, with better promises! Given a second chance, Yehovah will “still choose” to marry Israel. This marriage is the fulfillment of the Jubilee!

Jeremiah 31:31-36 The time is coming, says Yehovah, when I’ll make a New marriage Covenant with the ‘nation’ of Israel and the tribe of Judah. 32 It won’t be like the marriage Covenant that I made with their ancestors during the time when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt, since they broke My Covenant, tho I was their Husband, says Yehovah. 33 In this marriage Covenant that I’ll make with the ‘nation’ of Israel after those days, says Yehovah, I’ll put My Torah in the very seat of their thoughts and emotions, and I’ll write it into their minds [hearts]. I’ll be their Elohim, and they’ll be My people. 34 People will no longer teach their neighbors or their relatives, by asking, ‘Do you know Yehovah’ [the Lord], because they’ll all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says Yehovah. I’ll forgive their wickedness, and I’ll never again remember their sins. 35 Yehovah says that He provides the sun to light the day and decreed the moon and stars to light the night, and He instantaneously calms [U] the raging waves of the sea—Yehovah the Commander is His name, 36 Only if these fixed conditions ever fail in My presence, says Yehovah, will the Israelites cease to be a nation in My presence forever.

The Land Will Be Married!

Notice that the pleasant land is the “heritage” or “possession”, or as I believe, the marriage present that Yehovah, Israel’s provider, will present to His chosen “bride” following the Second Exodus.

Back to Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 3:18-22 In those days the ‘nation’ of Judah will live with the ‘nation’ of Israel, and you’ll return together from the Land of the North, to the land that I gave to your ancestors as an inheritance. 19 I said how much I wanted to treat you like My children, and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful heritage of any nations. And I’ve said, “You’ll call Me, my Father, and never turn away from Me.” 20 Surely like when a treacherous wife leaves her ‘husband’, that’s how you’ve been unfaithful with Me, ‘nation’ of Israel, says Yehovah. 21 A voice is heard on the barren heights, the crying and the pleading of the Israelites, because they have perverted of their ways, they’ve forgotten Yehovah their Elohim. 22 Return, you apostate sons, and I’ll heal your apostasy.” “We’re coming to You, because You are Yehovah our Elohim!”

I can’t help myself. Here is another Scripture that equates the Second Exodus to the joy of a marriage:

Jeremiah 33:10-11 “This is what Yehovah says: “Once again there will be heard in this place, the very place that you say, ‘It’s a waste, without people or animals’, in the desolate cities of Judah, and the streets of Jerusalem, devoid of people and animals, 11 the sound of joy and gladness, the voices of the bridegroom and the bride, the voices of those who say, ‘Give thanks to Yehovah the Commander, because Yehovah is good and His loving kindness endures forever,’ and of those who bring ze’bakim of thanksgiving into Yehovah’s Temple. Because I’ll release the captives to return to the land as in the past, says Yehovah.

Sufficient has already been given to make a connection between the land being married, as well as its occupants. Could the land being married possibly be a reference to anything other than the Jubilee, I think not.

There is a direct connection between the Jubilee years and Yehovah’s plan that is illustrated by understanding the symbolism of Israel’s 7 Apocalyptic Days. The KEY is in Yeshua’s fulfillment of the prophecy, which specified that He would “Proclaim the acceptable YEAR of the Lord”! This marvelous proclamation needs to be explained. Yeshua confirmed which year is the Jubilee, as a part of His earthly ministry!

Every fiftieth year Yehovah intended an additional “Sabbatical” type of year. Again, all commercial agricultural practices were to stop:

Leviticus 25:11-12 The fiftieth year will be your Jubilee year. During ‘that year’ you won’t plant, or preserve the ‘after crop’* from what grows by itself, or make wine* from any leftover* grapes. 12 It’s a Jubilee, it will be a ‘time of dedication’ [kadosh] for you. You can eat the fresh voluntary produce from your fields.

During this time, two “land sabbaths” were to occur back to back, the 49th and the 50th years. There is a detailed explanation for how “lands Sabbaths” were likely implemented (and will be again) in a separate article on the subject following this chapter. It is entitled Why the Land Sabbath? Faith was not even required when not sowing commercial crops for two consecutive years, because of the miraculously heavy yields promised in the sixth year. There would not have even been a market for crops during those years because everyone was learning the value of growing their own food, at least during those special years when everyone knew not to eat from a new harvest.

Incidentally, some people have tried to farm this way during this present age, but the double to triple harvests simply did not materialize. I myself have tried to make this work, believing that I was resting my land on the proper years, but apparently Yehovah is not blessing us individually now in this regard. It appears to be a national rather than an individual blessing. I think if gardeners or farmers were getting four to six full sized ears of corn on a stalk and could credit it to sabbatical years; reporters would be pounding on their doors.

Leviticus 25:21-22 I’ll send such a blessing for you in the sixth year that it will produce a crop sufficient for three years. 22 When you are sowing the eighth year, you’ll still be eating some of the old crop, and continue eating from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.

This is apparently the way that Yehovah will handle primarily the grain and legume harvests and other less perishable foods. Seed crops remain viable (alive and eatable) for several years.

Furthermore: “In this year of Jubilee, each of you SHALL RETURN TO HIS POSSESSION.” (Leviticus 25:13) It goes on to explain that if for some unfortunate reason, you or your family “sold” the family homestead out of necessity—the next generation would get it back. This is a form of land rental to some more fortunate or ambitious individual. An individual should never deprive his descendants of their fair share of the earth—indefinitely. The worst case scenario is that one would have to collect rent on his homestead and move into a small house in a village. (v.31) Imagine, a world without mortgages, no more slaving away to pay rent and no more homeless people. The last fifteen chapters of Ezekiel describe the conclusion of this age and the establishment of the “New Earth” to come. Here is an example of Jubilee law as it pertains to the future:

Ezekiel 46:16-18 The Sovereign Yehovah says: If the prince [or leader] gives gifts out of his inheritance to his sons, it becomes their property by inheritance. 17 But if he gives a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, it will be his until the year of liberty. Then it reverts to the prince. His inheritance belongs strictly to his sons. 18 The prince must provide his sons an inheritance from his own property, so that none of My people will be ‘homeless’.

Think about it: year 6,000, the year of Yehovah’s wrath, is a “Jubilee” year! Yeshua “will return to His possession” (Leviticus 25:10,13, 28, 41) during that very year. Actually, because He died, making us His heirs, we will return to our possessions along with Him! It’s part of our “gift”! No more diaspora. After 6,000 years the long anticipated 7th millennium will begin—“The Millennium”.

What is so special about 6000 year? The ancients all understood and anticipated year 6000—Jews, Christians and even pagans. The following three subheadings are quotes from an excellent linked article on the topic entitled: God’s Grand Design:

The Universal Rest Day

Besides this, many sources inform us of a special veneration for the seventh day of the week. Even pagans retained this truth.

Mythologically it was the day ruled over by Saturn. In English we call it Saturday or “Saturn’s Day.” T. W. Doane has this to say about the seventh day,

“.... all the principle nations of antiquity kept the seventh day of the week as a Holy day.... [It] was sacred to Saturn from time immemorial. Homer and Hesiod call it the Holy Day” (Bible Myths, p.392f).”

Jewish Tradition

“The writings of the Jewish prophets in the centuries just prior to the time of Yeshua the Messiah are full of the concept of a grand design for mankind. Talmudic traditions filtering down from the time of Enoch through the prophet Elijah were rich in references to a 7000-year plan of Yehovah. The Jewish Encyclopedia summarizes:

“The six thousand years of the world will be concluded by the seventh thousand of the Messianic Kingdom.... The Sabbath corresponds to the seventh thousand” (Vol. 8, Art. Millennium).

The Millennium

The early Believers, too, were well aware of this plan stretching over seven millennia. In fact, it is referred to by almost every Christian author of the first two or three centuries. The author of Bible Myths clearly summarizes the early Christian teaching:

“As the works of creation had been fixed in six days, their duration in the present state was fixed to six thousand years. By the same analogy it was inferred that this long period of labour and contention, which had now almost elapsed, would be succeeded by a joyful Sabbath of a thousand years” (p.240).

Herbert Armstrong believed that Yeshua’s return could be no later than 1996. He began a two thousand year count down beginning in 4 BC, approximately the birth year of Yeshua. He accepted the chronology of James Ussher (1580-1655)—that Yehovah had used the birth of Yeshua as a great millennial benchmark in time—rather than the Jubilee. Yet he also taught that Yehovah would have to “cut short” His own agenda instead of cutting short Satan’s agenda of destroying Israel. Yehovah’s plan will not be altered; He has an “appointed time” with us at precisely the end of mankind’s 6000 years. There is a mile marker! However theologians have “moved it”. They calculated the fifth millennium beginning with not only the wrong year but also the wrong event.

More serious tamperings with “Times” are soon to come:

Daniel 7:24-25 As for the ten horns, ten kings will come from this kingdom, then another will rise to power after them. He’ll be different from the previous ones, and he’ll subdue three kings. 25 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.

Incidentally, about Daniel 7, “Most Biblical scholars believe that the four beasts stand for Babylonia, Medes, Persia, and Alexander’s Greek empire. The ten horns represent the kings from Alexander on through the Seleucid kingdom”. But the context thruout is clearly about Judgment Day (v.9-10, 13-15, 26-27). We see that when “the Judge sat, and the books were opened” (v.10) that the fourth beast was killed BUT THE OTHER BEASTS LIVED ON:

The four beasts represent four superpowers (kings/kingdoms) that are dominant in the end time. But Superpower number four will severely trample the other three, but not totally destroy them:

Daniel 7:11-12 I kept watching due to the boastful voice that the horn spoke with, I watched until the wild beast was killed, and its body was destroyed and ‘thrown’ into a blazing fire. 12 As for the other wild beasts, their sovereignty was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a period of time.

Daniel 7:17-18 These four huge wild beasts represent four kings who will rise to power out of the earth. 18 But the kadosh ones [saints] of the Highest One will receive the kingdom, and possess the Kingdom forever, for all ages to come.

Who could these end time Super powers be? Daniel mentioned the King of the North seven times in Daniel 11, and the King of the South seven times there. He also mentioned what I call the King of the North-East in verse 44. Then in Revelation 9:16 there is mention of a 200,000,000 man army. It just so happens that China has amassed such an army.

The Greatest Mile Marker in Time

If the birth of Yeshua was the monumental mile marker in time, then why didn’t Yehovah bother to even tell us when it was?

Actually, there is a tremendous mile marker in time recorded in the Bible! The mile marker is the Jubilee. Daniel’s seventy “weeks” prophecy, history will record, also brought to a close the fourth millennium. Nearly two millennial “days” have passed since the fifth millennium began.

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