When Will Yahushua Return?
Jubilee Calendar (70 Cycles)
At first glance, when you are looking at the beginning of the Jubilee calendar, it may seem arbitrary (based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system) to have chosen 1437 BC as the year Israel made their Exodus from the land of Egypt. I am certain there are other years others believe may be the correct year, but an examination of the Jubilee calendar, as shown in Part 2b of this study, may convince you of the validity of 1437 BC.
First of all, in looking back at Part 1, with Charts 1 & 2, we found sufficient evidence a Jubilee cycle is forty-nine years in length, with the first year of the following Jubilee cycle being the Jubilee Year (fiftieth) for the preceding forty-nine year Jubilee cycle.
There is nothing just happenstance with Elohim. He is meticulous with how He sets things up so things can be verified by those investigating His mysteries He wants to reveal through His servants to humanity. He has given us the means of verifying what you will see in the following Charts in order that 1437 BC can be validated as the year Israel came out of Egypt.
In the study of the prophecy found in Daniel 9:24-27, we read how "seventy weeks," or seventy times seven, or four hundred and ninety years were "determined upon thy people" (Dan. 9:24). Four hundred ninety years can also be expressed as ten Jubilee cycles (ten times forty-nine). The four hundred and ninety years, as shown in my study of Daniel 9:24-27, began in 457 BC, when "the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem was given" (Dan. 9:25).
The four hundred and ninety years were further divided into "seven weeks (forty-nine years or one Jubilee cycle), and threescore and two weeks" (Dan. 9:25). If one uses 457 BC for the starting year of this prophecy, the four hundred and ninety years come to AD 34. There is no “0” year. The seven weeks or the one Jubilee cycle (forty-nine years) when the city of Jerusalem was to have been rebuilt and restored ended in 408 BC.
If you will go to the appropriate chart in Part 2b containing the following dates, you will see that 457 BC, 408 BC, and AD 34 all land on a Jubilee Year. This is not a 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 BC 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 Revelation is the year AD 1798. If you will go to the chart containing that year, you will find it, too, falls on a Jubilee year. Again, this is not happenstance but evidence that 1437 BC is the correct year 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," which ended in AD 1798.
You can go to the complete study of either of these two chapters, Daniel chapter seven and Revelation chapter twelve, by going to my book Go, Tell the World of Their Danger! These four years, 457 BC, 408 BC, AD 34, and AD 1798, serve 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 seventy cycles found 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 seventieth Jubilee cycle is the year AD 1994.
When you add up the times since Adam was created to the time when Israel left Egypt and then add it to the seventy Jubilee cycles, you come up with 6,099. However, if there has been a change of ninety-nine years in the ages of the Patriarchs, whether intentional or unintentional, you come up with six thousand, which to a Biblical student seems to carry some significance and is discussed further in Part 3 of this study. Regardless of if there has been a change or not, what is important in our study is that AD 1994 is the seventieth Jubilee year since 1437 BC.
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. 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 thirty-six years after the four hundred and ninety years (or ten Jubilee cycles), which ended in AD 34. This was not a part of the four hundred and ninety 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 thirty-six 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, and 25, there were 70 elders chosen to have a 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 (Dan. 9:24). Then in AD 70, thirty-six years after the four hundred and ninety years, the city of Jerusalem and the Temple of Elohim were destroyed. How does all this relate to us and the time in which we are living?
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 from the past to understand where we are in the present time and what lies ahead in the future?
Forty-nine years ago when I became a Christian, I was told Yahushua was coming back to this earth, and He was coming "soon!” We, humans, are impatient folks, and the Bible has much to say about "waiting,” but is forty-nine years (one Jubilee cycle) a short time or a long time? Even by human standards, forty-nine 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 need 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” and “that which is done is that which shall be done,” 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" (Mal. 3:6, emphasis added). "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be." That seems pretty significant to me.
There were thirty-six years between the time when the ten Jubilee cycles ended in AD 34 to when the city of Jerusalem and the Temple of Elohim were destroyed in AD 70. Will there be thirty-six years between the time when the seventy Jubilee cycles ended in AD 1994 to when the city of Babylon is destroyed (Revelation chapters seventeen and eighteen), and the temple of Satan is destroyed which will be located in Jerusalem (Dan. 11:45; Eze. 28:2; 2 Thess. 2:4)?
If this is true, then we are in twenty-eighth Biblical Lunar-solar year [It began at sunset on April 16, 2022.] of the additional thirty-six years since the seventieth Jubilee Year occurred in AD 1994 and there are less than five full years until the Passover of the year AD 2027 when “the time of trouble” (Dan. 12:1) begins, and less than eight years until 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 Parts 3 and 4. "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" (Eccl. 1:9, emphasis added).
Yahuwah put the nation of Judah in captivity in Babylon for seventy years because they violated seventy Sabbaticals over a four hundred and thirty-year time span.
Yahuwah allowed seventy weeks or ten Jubilee Cycles to the nation of Israel to accomplish specific things, which ended in AD 34, and then added another thirty-six years before Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed in AD 70.
Has Yahuwah allowed seventy Jubilee cycles to the world, which ended in AD 1994, and is He allowing another thirty-six years to transpire that will end in AD 2030 when the destruction of Babylon and Satan’s tabernacles takes place?
Yahuwah will have allowed seventy centuries (seventy times one hundred equals seven thousand years) for sin to run its course before He destroys sin and sinners in the lake of fire. It is kind of hard not to see the pattern that has been set for us.
The Jubilee calendar can only give us the year when Yahushua will return. We must turn to another means to discover the month when Yahushua will return. We are told the day and hour of Yahushua's return are unknown, but nothing is said regarding the month and the year!