When Will Yahushua Return?
Jubilee Calendar (70 Cycles)
At first glance when looking at the beginning of the Jubilee Calendar, it may seem arbitrary to have chosen 1437 BC as the year that Israel made their Exodus from the land of Egypt. I am certain there are other years that others believe may have been the correct year, but an examination of the calendar as shown below may convince you of the validity of 1437 BC. First of all, in looking back at Part 1, with Charts 1 & 2, we found evidence that a Jubilee cycle is 49 years in length, with the first year of the following Jubilee cycle being the Jubilee Year (50th) for the preceding Jubilee cycle.
There is nothing that is just happenstance with Elohim. He is meticulous with how He sets things up so that things can be verified by those investigating His mysteries which He wants to reveal through His servants to mankind. I believe He has given us two means of verification in what you will see in the following Chart, in order that 1437 BC can be validated as the year Israel came out of Egypt. In studying the prophecy found in Daniel 9:24-27 (click on shaded area to go to complete study of Daniel 9:24-27), we read how "seventy weeks" or 70 x 7 or 490 years were "determined upon thy people" (Daniel 9:24). 490 years also can be expressed as 10 Jubilee cycles (10 x 49). That 490 years, I believe as shown in our study of Daniel 9:24-27, was to begin in 457 BC, when "the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem was given" (Daniel 9:25). That 490 years was further divided into "seven weeks (49 years or One Jubilee cycle), and threescore and two weeks" (Daniel 9:25). If one uses 457 BC for the starting year of this prophecy, the year the 490 years comes to is AD 34. The seven weeks or the one Jubilee cycle when the city of Jerusalem was to have been rebuilt and restored ended in 408 BC. If you will go to the chart containing the following dates, you will see that 457 BC. 408 BC, and AD 34 all land on a Jubilee Year. This is not happenstance. This provides a template by which we can verify the validity of the 1437 BC date.
The following are quotes giving validity to the accuracy of the 457 BC and 408 BC dates. “The years of Artaxerxes’ reign are among the most easily established dates of history. The Canon of Ptolemy, with its list of kings and astronomical observations, the Greek Olymiads, and allusions in Greek history to Persian affairs all combine to place the seventh year of Artaxerxes at 457 B.C. beyond successful controversion.” Prideaux, Humphrey, The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighboring Nations, Fifteenth American, from the twentieth London edition, New York: Harper and Bros., 1842, Volume I, p. 322.
“In the fifteenth year of Darius Nothus ended the first seven weeks of the seventy weeks of Daniel’s prophecy. For then the restoration of the church and state of the Jews in Jerusalem and Judea was fully finished, in the last act of reformation, which is recorded in the thirteenth chapter of Nehemiah, from the twenty-third verse to the end of the chapter, just forty nine years after it had been first begun by Ezra [408 BC] in the seventeenth year of Artaxerxes Longimanus.” Hales, William, A New Analysis of Chronology and Geography, History and Prophecy, Second edition, corrected and improved, London: C.J.G. and F. Rivington, 1830, Volume I, 84.
Another important year in the Biblical prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation is the year AD 1798. If you will go to the chart containing that year, you will find that it too falls on a Jubilee year. Again this is not happenstance, but evidence that 1437 BC is the correct date for Israel leaving Egypt. You will find the year AD 1798 mentioned in Daniel 7:25 as the ending of the "time and times and the dividing of time.” Also in Revelation 12:14, the church of Elohim was to flee into the wilderness "for a time, and times, and a half of time, from the face of the serpent" and ended in AD 1798. You can go to the complete study of either of these chapters, Daniel 7 and Revelation 12 by clicking on the shaded area. These 4 years, 457 BC, 408 BC, AD 34 and AD 1798, act as reference points to verify the validity of 1437 BC being the year for the Exodus out of Egypt.
In Part 3, where we discuss the length of time since Adam was created to our time, the Jubilee calendar of 70 cycles found here in Part 2b is added to the length of time calculated from the creation of Adam up to and including the time the children of Israel spent in Egypt. The end of the 70th Jubilee cycle is the year AD 1994. What is significant about the year AD 1994 is which year that was since the creation of Adam. When you add up the times since Adam was created to the time when Israel left Egypt with the 70 Jubilee cycles you come up with 6099. However, if there is a mistake (intentional or unintential) of 99 years in the age of the Patriarchs, whether intentional or unintentional (see Daniel 7:25 "think to change times"), you come up with the year 6000, which to a Biblical student seems to carry some significance and is discussed further in Part 3. This is another one of those reference years which seems to give some significance to the validity to the year of 1437 BC as being the correct year for the Exodus from Egypt.
And now to probably the most amazing discovery, whether it bares any merit or not you must decide for yourself, is what else is revealed in this Jubilee chart. Again in Daniel 9:26, we read about the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the Temple of Elohim. "And the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary." In AD 70, the city of Jerusalem and the Temple of Elohim were destroyed by the armies of Rome. This was 36 years after the 490 years (or 10 Jubilee cycles) which ended in AD 34. This was not a part of the 490 year prophecy and seems to have been detached from the prophecy timeline and was an add on. It was like Elohim gave the city of Jerusalem and the Temple another 36 years of mercy before His judgments were poured out. Having occurred in AD 70 may have some significance because in the Bible the number 70 is often associated with judgment. In Numbers 11:16, 24, 25, there were 70 elders chosen to have close association with Moses. In Jeremiah 25:11, 12, 70 years were chosen to be the number of years that Israel was to be in Babylonian captivity. 70 weeks were determined upon the nation of Israel to put an end of sin and bring in everlasting righteousness (Daniel 9:24). And now in AD 70, the city of Jerusalem and the Temple of Elohim are destroyed. How does all this relate to us and the time in which we are living in?
In Ecclesiastes 1:9 we read: "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun" (emphasis added). Has Elohim set up a pattern of things from the past to understand where we are in the present time and what lies ahead in the fture? Forty-six (August 1973) years ago I became a Christian. At that time I was taught that Yahushua was coming back to this earth, and He was coming "soon!" I know we humans are impatient folks, and the Bible has much to say about "waiting,” but is 46 years a short time or a long time? Even by human standards 46 years seems like a long time and not so short. When I became a Christian in 1973, I could not have imagined that Yahushua would not have returned by now! But I have "waited" patiently. We are told we have need of patience, and patience is developed by "waiting.” I have never once thought that "my Master has delayed His coming,” but I have often wondered what is keeping Him from returning? So if "there is nothing new under the sun,” what can be learned from the past that has already occurred? There are things we can learn from the past and how Elohim has acted to see how He will act in our time. Elohim never changes. He is consistent! "For I am Yahuwah, I change not" (Malachi 3:6, emphasis added). "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be." That seems pretty significant to me.
There were 36 years between the time when the 10 Jubilee cycles ended in AD 34 and when the city of Jerusalem and the Temple of Elohim were destroyed. Will there be 36 years between when the 70 Jubilee cycles ended (AD 1994) and when the city of Babylon is destroyed (Revelation 17 and Revelation 18. Click on shaded areas to go to the study of these chapters.) and the temple of Satan is destroyed which will be located in Jerusalem (Daniel 11:45; Ezekiel 28:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:4)? If this is true, then we are into the 25th Lunar solar year (2019-2020 December 2019) of the additional 36 years since the 70th Jubilee cycle occurred in AD 1994 and there is another (December 2019) 7 full years left to the passover of the year AD 2027 when the time of trouble begins, and less than (December 2019) 11 years before Yahushua will return. There has been no delay. We just did not understand Elohim's timetable for putting an end to what is going on down here on planet earth. This is further discussed in Part 3. "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9, emphasis added).
Yahuwah allowed 10 Jubilee Cycles to the nation of Israel which ended in AD 34 and then added another 36 years before Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed in AD 70.
Has Yahuwah allowed 70 Jubilee Cycles to the world which ended in AD 1994 and is He allowing another 36 years to transpire to AD 2030 before the destruction of Babylon takes place?
Yahuwah will have allowed 70 Centuries (70 x 100 = 7,000 years) for sin to run its course before He destroys sin and sinners in the lake of fire.
The Jubilee year calendar can only give us the year when Yahushua will return. We must turn to another calendar to discover the month when Yahushua will return. We are told that the day and hour of Yahushua's return is not known, but nothing is said regarding the month and the year!