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If any man desires to do God's will, he will have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking from myself and on my own accord.  John 7:17 

When Will Yahushua Return?

Part 1 

Jubilee Years 

Charts 1 & 2  

 

"Return, O Yahuwah, how long?" (Ps. 90:13, emphasis added). "We see not our sign: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long?" (Ps. 74:9, emphasis added). At the age of 74 (Jan. 2022), I still have an inquisitive mind, and when I see questions like the preceding ones in the Word of Elohim, I have to ask myself those same questions. And when we ask ourselves those questions we come up without the answer just as the disciples did with Yahushua. "Then said some of His disciples among themselves, What is this that He saith unto us, A little while, and you shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and you shall see Me: and, Because I go to My Father? They said therefore, What is this that He saith, A little while? we cannot tell what He saith. Now Yahushua knew that they were desirous to ask Him, and said unto them, Do you enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and you shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and you shall see Me again?" (John 16:17-19, emphasis added). Then He went on to tell the disciples what He meant.  If they had just asked Him to begin with, do you think He would have told them?  There are numerous instances in the Gospels where after Yahushua gave a parable that the disciples came to Him and asked Him to explain what He had just taught.  Why they did not do it here, I do not know why?  Maybe it was to help us to see that we can come to Yahushua to ask Him to explain things to us as He did with the disciples?

We are no different than those disciples. We ask questions “among ourselves” and come up empty, when if we would go to Yahushua or His Father and ask Them for the answer, They would gladly give the answer to us. How long before Yahushua returns? "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find” (Luke 11:9). "And the Word of Yahuwah was precious in those days; there was no open vision" (1 Sam. 3:1, emphasis added). Today, to my knowledge there are no open visions, and Yahuwah's Word is indeed precious to us. It is the means by which the Spirit of Elohim communicates to us (John 16:13). Can we know when Yahushua will return? "Ask, and it shall be given unto you" (Luke 11:9). Our heavenly Father loves showing us things from His Word when we take the time to spend with Him. "Be still, and know that I am Elohim" (Ps. 46:10). Sometimes it takes a while for Him to get through to us, but in the end He assures us that we will receive what we ask for.  He will not give us a stone if we ask for a loaf of bread or a serpent if we ask for a fish (Matt. 7:9-10).   Yahushua told us to "give to him that asks of thee" (Matt. 5:42).  And if He tells us what to do, will not He do the same?  "You have not, because you ask not" (Jam. 4:2).  "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matt. 9:29).  Most do not have a faith that waits upon Elohim to fulfill His Word to them.  We are for the most part an impatient bunch!

Forty-eight years ago I became a Christian and was told that Yahushua was coming "soon." Do you think forty-eight years is "soon"? Does forty-eight years seem like it is "soon" to you? I am afraid we say or hear many things that are not carefully thought through after much prayer and study. I can remember hearing a sermon about fifteen years ago where the minister said he believed that the return of Yahushua could be only months away, and here it is more than fifteen years later and still Yahushua has not yet returned. I fear many are giving voice to the devil's deceptions. When we are told something and it just never happens as soon as we expect, we can get discouraged and give up. I believe Yahushua will return, but I do not believe that on unfounded speculation, but because Yahushua said He will return and I believe what He tells us as recorded in the Bible.  I do not like to have unrealistic expectations, and I pray that you do not like to have them either.

Unfortunately, many have done and continue to do as the little boy who hollered "wolf, wolf" when there was no wolf.  After hearing the little boy yelling "wolf" for so long and for so many times, people began to ignore him, and when the wolf finally did come no one paid any attention to the boy's cries. I believe it is the same thing with what people are saying about the return of Yahushua. We become numb and desensitized to what is being declared when what is “predicted” does not occur. Please note that Elohim does not predict the future, He foretells the future.  He knows and does not have to guess at what is coming!  After a while people that are giving such a message not based on sound Biblical study lose all credibility with the people. I have found few that have given serious study to determine when Yahushua is returning. This study is a series of personal studies I have done to try to determine when Yahushua will return, believing that the promise made to us by Yahushua will be kept by Yahushua and His Father.  See John 16:13.

In the pursuit of truth, some subjects seem to be off limits for our consideration, and some subjects have never been fully considered because the time for the understanding them was not at hand.  Elohim works on a need-to-know basis, and when the time comes for those subjects to be understood, Elohim moves upon His people to study them out. The book of Daniel was not to be understood until we should come "to the time of the end" (Dan. 12:4). "And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand" (Dan. 12:9-10, emphasis added).

"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (Dan. 12:4, emphasis added). The term "run to and fro" was understood at the time of the writing of Daniel to be a Hebrew idiom for "thinking upon time." Daniel 12:4 could read "Many shall think upon time and knowledge regarding that time shall be increased."  The knowledge of the time to be increased would be the times mentioned in Daniel 12 and Daniel 8:14.   The entire book of Daniel was to be sealed “even to the time of the end.”

Many when they read what this article is about will cry "You are time setting," not realizing that they have already set times for those times mentioned in Daniel 8 & 12 when we are told that the book of Daniel was to be sealed until we reach the time of the end.   “But of that day and that hour knows no man, not the angels which are heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is" (Mark 13:32-33; Matt. 24:36, 25:13, emphasis added). Luke is a little more specific and says "at an hour when you think not" (Luke 12:39, 40, 46). Luke limits it to just the hour not being known when Yahushua will return.  People who read Mark 13:32-33 think that this verse says “no man will ever know the day or the hour.”  I do not believe that is the case from what my studies have shown.  At the very least the month and the year can be known which Mark 13:32-33 does not say we will not know.

Yahushua told His disciples on the night before He was crucified, "I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you" (John 16:12-14, emphasis added). So from what we read here in John, Yahushua did not show His disciples all the things that He had wanted to because they would not be able to receive or understand them at that point in time. He further told His disciples in Acts 1:7, "It is not for you to know [But is it for us to know?] the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in His Own power" (emphasis added). It was not necessary for the disciples to understand the "times or the seasons" because they did not pertain to the times in which they lived. Is it necessary for us to understand the "times or the seasons?"  According to what is written in Daniel 12, it is. Knowledge regarding “the time of the end” ("times or the seasons") will be made known to the "wise.” It is no fun walking in the dark, and when Elohim makes light (truth) available to His children is it not prudent to at least investigate what might be available to us at this time in earth’s history and see if it passes the Biblical test for validity? "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isa. 8:20, emphasis added). 

I only ask you to be as noble as the Bereans were in their dealings with the Apostle Paul. "These [the believers from Berea] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11, emphasis added). They were willing to listen to what Paul had to say to them, and then they would examine the Scriptures to see if what he was saying could be supported from the Scriptures (Isa. 8:20). Some people will shut their minds to everything that differs in the least from their understanding of the Scriptures. That is called bigotry which is defined by Webster's Dictionary as "someone who is obstinately and intolerantly devoted to his own beliefs, creed or party [denomination]." Truth is not stagnant, but it is always growing in clarity. Luke 5:36-39. 

“Sometimes people hold a core belief which is very strong.  When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted.  It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable called cognitive dissonance.  And because it is so important to protect that core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that does not fit with that core belief.” Frantz Fanon

In Leviticus 25, Elohim set up what has come to be known as the Jubilee Calendar.  “And thou shalt number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall you make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year . . . it shall be a jubilee unto you” (Lev. 25:8-10, emphasis added).

There has been confusion over the actual length of the Jubilee Calendar over the years as to whether it should be 49 years or 50 years in length.  Hopefully by looking at the following Scriptures and the following two charts there can be clarification on this matter.  

Let us first look at the book of Jeremiah.  “And this whole land shall be a desolation, an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.”  “For thus saith Yahuwah, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform My good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place” (Jer. 25:11, 29:10, emphasis added). 

How did Elohim come up with seventy years for Israel to be brought into Babylonian captivity?  In Leviticus 26, Elohim told Israel what He would do to them if they walked in His ways (Lev. 26:3-13).  Furthermore in Leviticus 26, Elohim warned Israel what He would to do them if they would not hearken unto Him “and will not do all these commandments” (Lev. 26:14-46). There were conditions on which Elohim based His promises and depending on whether they obeyed or disobeyed Him, certain things were to come to pass. 

One of those conditions, with the subsequent promise of Elohim, is found in the following verses: “And if you will not for all this hearken unto Me, but walk contrary unto Me; then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall you eat.  And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast out your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and My soul shall abhor you.  And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours. And I will bring the land into desolation:  and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.  And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you:  and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. Then shall the land enjoy her Sabbaths [every seventh year was a Sabbath year according to the Jubilee Calendar], as long as it lies desolate, and you be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her Sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your Sabbaths, when you dwelt upon it” (Lev. 26: 27-35, emphasis added).

Elohim told them that if they did not give their land rest during the Sabbath years (Every seventh year of a forty-nine year cycle.), of which there were seven Sabbath years in each Jubilee cycle, and the land was to rest on the Jubilee year as well, then He would drive them out of the land, and their land would have its rest. 

How do we know how many Sabbaths and Jubilees they violated?  “To fulfill the word of Yahuwah by the mouth of Jeremiah [Jer. 25:11; 29:10], until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths:  for as long as she (The land of Israel) lay desolate [70 years] she (The land of Israel) kept Sabbath, to fulfill threescore and ten (70) years” (2 Chron. 36:21, emphasis added).  Israel and Judah had evidently violated 70 Sabbatical (Rest) years.   

Over how many years of time does it take to violate 70 Sabbatical years?  In the book of Ezekiel, Elohim gives Ezekiel some peculiar directions to follow.  “Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it:  according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days:  so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.  And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days:  I have appointed thee each day for a year” (Eze. 4:4-6, emphasis added). 

We see in these three verses that Ezekiel was to lie on his left side for 390 days and on his right side for 40 days for a total of 430 days.  Did Israel and Judah violate 70 Sabbatical years over a period of 430 years? 

The following two charts will hopefully clarify the confusion that has existed over the Jubilee calendar.  In the first chart and the second chart are laid out 430 years.  The first chart uses 49 years as the Jubilee cycle.  In this cycle the first year of the following Jubilee cycle is the Jubilee year and is noted in red.  It starts out with year number one being a Jubilee year.  The Sabbaticals (Sabbath or Jubilee) each have a number in parentheses which indicates its order in the sequence reaching to 70.    The 5th Yearly Sabbath of the 8th Jubilee cycle is shown to be the 70th Sabbatical, thus showing that 70 Sabbaticals fit into the 430 year scenario given to Ezekiel when using 49 years as the Jubilee calendar. 

 

Chart 1 - 49 year cycle

 

 

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Week

Day

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

     

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

   

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

   

Jubilee

50th

50th

50th

50th

50th

50th

50th

50th

     

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

 

1st

1(1)

50(9)

99(17)

148(25)

197(33)

246(41)

295(49)

344(57)

393(65)

 

2nd

               
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

1

Sabbath

7(2)

56(10)

105(18)

154(26)

203(34)

252(42)

301(50)

350(58)

399(66)

 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

2

Sabbath

14(3)

63(11)

112(19)

161(27)

210(35)

259(43)

308(51)

357(59)

406(67)

 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

3

Sabbath

21(4)

70(12)

119(20)

168(28)

217(36)

266(44)

315(52)

364(60)

413(68)

 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

4

Sabbath

28(5)

77(13)

126(21)

175(29)

224(37)

273(45)

322(53)

371(61)

420(69)

 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

5

Sabbath

35(6)

84(14)

133(22)

182(30)

231(38)

280(46)

329(54)

378(62)

427(70 )

 

1st

               

428

 

2nd

               

429

 

3rd

               

430 years

 

4th

               

Ezekiel

 

5th

               

4:5-6

 

6th

                 

6

Sabbath

42(7)

91(15)

140(23)

189(31)

238(39)

287(47)

336(55)

385(63)

 
 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

7

Sabbath

49(8)

98(16)

147(24)

196(32)

245(40)

294(48)

343(56)

392(64)

 

 

Chart 2 - 50 year cycle  

 

 

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Jubilee

Week

Day

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

Cycle

   

1

2

3

4

55

6

7

8

9

                     
 

1st

 

51

101

151

201

251

301

351

401

 

2nd


               
 

3rd


               
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

1st

Sabbath

7(1)

57(9)

107(17)

157(25)

207(33)

256(41)

307(49)

357(57)

407(65)

 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

2nd

Sabbath

14(2)

64(10)

114(18)

164(26)

214(34)

264(42)

314(50)

364(58)

414(66)

 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

3rd

Sabbath

21(3)

71(11)

121(19)

171(27)

221(35)

271(43)

321(51)

371(59)

421(67)

 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

4th

Sabbath

28(4)

78(12)

128(20)

178(28)

228(36)

278(44)

328(52)

378(60)

428(68 )

 

1st

               

429

 

2nd

               

430 years

 

3rd

               

Ezekiel

 

4th

               

4:5-6

 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

5th

Sabbath

35(5)

85(13)

135(21)

185(29)

235(37)

285(45)

335(53)

385(61)

435(69)(
 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

6th

Sabbath

42(6)

92(14)

142(22)

192(30)

242(38)

292(46)

342(54)

392(62)

442(70) 
 

1st

                 
 

2nd

                 
 

3rd

                 
 

4th

                 
 

5th

                 
 

6th

                 

7th

Sabbath

49(7)

99(15)

149(23)

199(31)

249(39)

299(47)

349(55)

399(63)

 
 

Jubilee

50(8)

100(16)

150(24)

200(32)

250(40)

300(48)

350(56)

400(64)

In Chart 2, we use a fifty year cycle where the Jubilee year (50th) is the last year of each Jubilee cycle. The thing to be noted when using this model for the Jubilee cycle is that the 70 Sabbaticals do not fit within the 430 years as given to the prophet Ezekiel.  Only 68 Sabbaticals fit into the 430 years of the vision given to Ezekiel when using 50 years as the Jubilee calendar.  We believe that this is sufficient evidence that a 49 year cycle is the correct number of years contained in the Jubilee cycle.   Other evidence shown later in our studies will confirm this.  What does it matter which cycle is correct?  In Part 3 of this study pertaining to the length of time from when Adam was created to our day, you will see that it does matter.  In Part 2b of this study there are a number of interesting facts seen in those charts relating to very significant years in the line of time prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation.  The Jubilee Calendar shows the close relationship between what Jeremiah was shown for the Jews who were to be in Babylonian captivity for 70 years; what Ezekiel was shown pertaining to the 430 years; and what Elohim told the children of Israel through Moses would happen if they violated the Sabbaticals.  Nothing is just happenstance with Elohim.  There are principles to be discovered that are of Divine origin which Elohim would have us understand in these last days of earth’s history, and He wants us to know where we stand in reference to the close of time before Yahushua returns.