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Since thread is discussing signs
I'd post this here

Has anyone else Seen that it seems
the sphinx has closed it eyes,it does look
like the eyes are now closed and though it
wasn't mentioned it's ear seems to have changed
anyone else?
Marker 4:57


Edit to
add a few links of the restoration
and what was restored no mention/image of
the ears



Fake, photoshop job.

 

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Suppose it could be Terminator Resistance
idk I can't go and look for myself lol so is it ps
on the ear too Ya think?
 

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2022 is apparently the year for weddings.

Due to the pandemic, the last couple of years have seen a sharp decline in couples walking down the aisle (2020 saw the lowest numbers since 1963). However, according to The Wedding Report, a group specializing in marriage statistics, 2022 is set to see an explosion of wedding ceremonies before the numbers normalize again in 2023.

From a prophetic perspective, the upsurge in weddings in 2022 is noteworthy for two reasons.

First, according to Luke, Judgment Day will begin at a time when people are “eating, drinking, and marrying” (Luke 17:26, 27). Seeing that every word of Scripture has meaning, it is interesting that weddings are mentioned as a common activity when the end of the age arrives.

Second, earthly weddings are a picture of the ultimate union, the wedding of Jesus and the Church at the Rapture.

Biblical weddings that foreshadow the Rapture include:

• The wedding of Israel to God at Mount Sinai (Ex. 19).

• The betrothal of the Church to God by the receiving of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2; Eph. 1:13, 14).

• The wedding of the Gentile Ruth to the Jewish redeemer Boaz (Ruth 4).

• The pairing of the Gentile maid and her beloved shepherd in Song of Solomon (Song 2).

Significantly, all of the above weddings take place in late spring (May–June). Since spring is the appointed season of nuptials in Scripture, it is a plausible time for the rapture–wedding to occur.

PLANET PARADE

With a potential spring rapture–wedding in view, it is interesting to consider a parade, or procession, of planets occurring at this time in 2022.

First, we should note that in Jewish-wedding terminology, the “procession” refers to the lineup of attendants and the escorting of the bride to the wedding-canopy, or chuppah, to meet the groom. With this imagery in mind, it is significant that in the latter part of April this year, the Moon—a symbol of the Bride of Christ—joined four planets, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Saturn, in an near perfect line in front of the Sun—a symbol of Jesus the Bridegroom (Ps. 19:4, 5; 84:11). At this time, the Sun was found in the constellation Pisces, the sign depicting the people of the One who is coming.

The lineup of planets continues in various configurations throughout the month of May. Then, in early June, the lineup expands into what is called a “great” planetary parade, an extremely rare gathering of all of the planets in the Solar System on the same side of the Sun. At this time, the Sun will be found in Taurus, the sign depicting the Prince who is coming quickly.

A few weeks later, on the first day of summer, the Sun will transition into Gemini, the sign depicting the “wedding union” between man and woman. As this is happening, the Moon, slightly out of the planetary line, will be travelling from planet to planet as it heads toward Gemini to meet up with the Sun.

Finally, around the end of June, the Sun and Moon will meet up in Gemini, the wedding sign. Immediately after the ‘wedding,’ the Moon will enter into the constellation Cancer, the sign portraying the heavenly home of the bride, the eternal resting place of “many mansions” in the Father’s House (John 14:2, 3).

RARITY AND IMPLICATIONS

With June’s celestial wedding procession in view, the question arises, how often does such an alignment occur?

A great planetary parade is extremely rare. Only two have occurred in the past 40 years, one in 2020 and another in 1982. However, neither of these occurred in June–Sivan, the month of weddings. The next great planetary parade will not occur until 2161, about 140 years from now.

Seeing that a procession of this magnitude will not occur again until well into the next century, it is reasonable to ask:

Could the planet parade of 2022 be a sign of the Rapture?

Has God ordered the heavenly bodies to fall into line in a showing of obeisance at the ‘wedding of weddings,’ possibly in June?

One can only wonder.

It is nonetheless fascinating to consider that in a year of so much prophetic convergence, when earthly nuptials are at a high, an ultra-rare planetary procession is occurring in the biblical month of weddings.

Scripture teaches that the heavens ‘speak’ to us:

“The heavens declare the glory of God … Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge” (Ps. 19:1, 2).

The message of June’s parade of planets seems to be, “Behold, the bridegroom is coming!” (Matt. 25:6).

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NOTES:

1. Article – Covid cut US wedding numbers to lowest since 1963:

2. As an interesting aside, in Song of Solomon, the shepherd calls on his beloved to “rise up and come away” twice (Song 2:10, 13). This may refer to the dual gathering at the Rapture: the “dead in Christ” first, followed by those who “are alive and remain” (1 Thess. 4:16, 17).

3. June is the month of weddings in pagan traditions (which are often corruptions of biblical truths) as well. One of the traditional names for the full moon of June is the Honey Moon, which is the origin of the term “honeymoon.” The goddess Juno, for whom June is named, was the protector of women in all aspects of life, but especially in marriage and childbearing. Thus, a wedding in Juno’s month was considered most auspicious:
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4. Jewish wedding procession:

5. Planetary parade 2022:

6. The Sun symbolizes Jesus as the Bridegroom (Ps. 19:4, 5; 84:11).

7. The moon is a symbol of the Bride. In Song of Solomon, the Gentile maid is compared to the moon: “Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon” (Song 6:10). The moon is emblematic of the Church as it has no light of its own. It relies entirely upon the sun, a symbol of Jesus, for its light (Ps. 19:4, 5; 84:11). Likewise, man has no light of his own. We were created in the image of God to reflect His brilliance and glory (Gen. 1:27). When we turn to face the majesty of God, when we surrender to Him and seek Him with all our hearts, we reflect His glory, as the moon reflects the glory of the sun (Matt. 5:14).

9. The biblical study of constellations and their meanings is not the same as pagan astrology. As explained by E.W. Bullinger (Witness of the Stars) and others, the constellations, or mazzaroth (Hebrew), illustrate God’s plan of redemption for humanity. The various star pictures and names communicate different portions of the plan. This heavenly mode of communication is alluded to in the Psalms where it is said, “The heavens declare the glory of God … Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge” (Ps. 19:1, 2).

10. Constellation signs:

Pisces – The fishes of Him who comes

Taurus – The Prince who is coming

Gemini – The wedding

Cancer – The Bride’s home

. . .

*Visit the author’s website: www.theseasonofreturn.com

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxcqsgEKvYtscqyYJpTxbQ

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: No one knows the day or hour of Jesus’ return (Matt. 24:36). However, a convergence of biblical signs and timelines suggests it is near. To escape the judgment reserved for a God-rejecting world, one must be in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. If you have not yet done so, call on His name and believe that He is the Son of God who died for your sins and was raised from the dead (Rom. 10:13). Do it today. Time is running out.
 

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From T.W. Tramm’s Facebook page


LOOK UP! Something momentous is about to occur in the heavens.

On June 24, all seven planets in the Solar System, plus the Moon, will be lined up in their correct order on the same side of the Sun.

Such an alignment, called a “great planetary parade,” is extremely rare. According to Astronomer Gary Seronik, it has been about 100 years since a similarly compact parade of planets has graced the skies, and it won’t happen again until 2041.

But could this year’s planetary parade be more than just a rare astronomical event?

BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE

Seeing that June–Sivan is the biblical month of weddings, it is noteworthy that on the day of the alignment, the Sun, symbolizing the Bridegroom, Jesus, in Scripture, will transit into the constellation Gemini, the sign depicting the wedding-union between man and woman.

At the same time, the Moon, symbolizing the Bride, or Church, will be travelling slightly out of the planetary line, from planet to planet, as it heads toward Gemini to meet up with the Sun.

The climax occurs on June 29–30, when the Sun and the New Moon come together in the wedding-sign, Gemini, as happens only once a year.

The day after the ‘celestial wedding,’ the Moon will transit into the constellation Cancer, the sign portraying the heavenly home of the Bride, the eternal resting place of many mansions in the Father’s House (John 14:2, 3).

Thus, June’s planetary parade may be seen as a heavenly wedding procession pointing to the ultimate Wedding, the joining of Jesus and the Church, at the Rapture.

But there is more.

Besides June 30 being the ‘wedding-date’ of the Sun and Moon, this day marks the seven-year anniversary of the much-publicized Bethlehem-Star conjunction of 2015. This is significant as the God of the Bible is known for giving a seven-day or seven-year warning ahead of major events or judgments.

For instance:

• Noah was told to board the Ark seven days before the Flood began (Gen. 7:1–4).

• The Israelites circled Jericho for seven days, blasting seven trumpets, before the city was judged (Josh. 6:1–5).

• Pharaoh was warned in a dream about seven healthy cows and seven sickly cows that a famine would begin after seven years (Gen. 41).

With Pharaoh’s dream in view, consider another fascinating connection: June 30 corresponds to the biblical date Tammuz 1, the birthday of Joseph, the young Hebrew who interpreted the dream about the two sets of seven cows:

“Joseph said to Pharaoh, ‘God has shown Pharaoh [in a dream] what he is about to do … Seven years of famine will ravage the land’” (Gen. 41:28, 30 paraphr).

Here is why Joseph’s warning is particularly relevant in 2022: Those watching the signs seven years ago will recall the two cows that were born with distinct number “7s” on their heads around the Feast of Trumpets, the biblical “day of the awakening blast.” In prophecy circles, the cows with “7s” were interpreted to be a modern-day version of the sign given to Pharaoh, a seven-year warning regarding seven years of famine.

Seven years later, in 2022, a burgeoning global food crisis suggests the interpretation was correct. The period of famine foreshadowed by the cows is beginning.

SUMMARY

On June 24, all seven planets in the Solar System, plus the Moon, will line up on one side of the Sun in a rare heavenly procession.

One week later, on June 29–30, the Sun and New Moon will unite in the wedding-sign, Gemini.

The next day, July 1, the Moon will transition into Cancer, the sign depicting the Church’s heavenly home.

The day of the ‘celestial wedding,’ June 30, also marks:

• Seven years since the Bethlehem-Star conjunction reoccurred in 2015.

• The first day of Tammuz and the birthday of Joseph, the young Hebrew who interpreted Pharaoh’s dream about the seven years of famine.

Scripture says the heavens ‘speak’ to us:

“The heavens declare the glory of God … Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge” (Ps. 19:1, 2).

The message of June’s planetary parade seems to be, “the Wedding of Weddings is near!”

On a personal note, the last week of June also marks seven years since I began my watchman ministry, Season of Return, on Facebook. I want to express my sincerest gratitude to the brothers and sisters who have contributed by sharing the posts and their own thoughts and insights in the comments section.

Thank you, everyone, and God bless you. May we meet up soon at the heavenly wedding celebration!

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NOTES:

1. Planet parades in general are not uncommon. What makes this year’s occurrence unique is that all seven planets are involved, they appear in their natural order from the Sun, and it happens in June–Sivan, the biblical month of weddings.

2. June–Sivan is the month of weddings and betrothals in Scripture (Ex. 19; Acts 2; Ruth 4; Song 2).

3. The Sun symbolizes Jesus as the Bridegroom (Ps. 19:4, 5; 84:11). The Moon, the sun’s heavenly counterpart, thus represents the Bride, or Church. The Moon is emblematic of the Church as it has no light of its own. It relies entirely upon the Sun for its light (Ps. 19:4, 5; 84:11). Similarly, man has no light of his own. We were created in the image of God to reflect His brilliance and glory (Gen. 1:27). When we turn to face the majesty of God, when we surrender to Him and seek Him with all our hearts, we reflect His glory, just like the Moon reflects the glory of the Sun (Matt. 5:14).

4. The Sun and Moon meet up every year in Gemini, the wedding sign, for one or two days around the end of June–July. What makes this year’s meeting unique is the planetary procession occurring simultaneously.

5. The biblical study of constellations and their meanings is not the same as pagan astrology. As explained by E.W. Bullinger and others, the constellations, or mazzaroth (Hebrew), illustrate God’s plan of redemption for humanity. This heavenly mode of communication is alluded to in the Psalms: “The heavens declare the glory of God … Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge” (Ps. 19:1, 2).

6. Constellation meanings:

Gemini – The Wedding Sign

Cancer – The Bride’s Home

7. Having emphasized the dates of heavenly alignments, we understand that signs in the heavens do not necessarily reveal the exact timing of the event they portray. Not even the angels know the “day or hour” of Jesus’ return. This is why we are told to keep watch (Matt. 24:36–44; 1 Thess. 5:1, 2).

8. Bethlehem-Star (Jupiter–Venus) conjunction of 2015: While Jupiter–Venus conjunctions are not uncommon, the one on June 30, 2015, was unique for multiple reasons. First, it occurred amid a slew of other heavenly signs, including solar and lunar eclipses on the biblical harvest festivals and New Year. Second, it mirrored a similarly brilliant triple conjunction of the two planets around the time of Jesus’ birth, in 3–2 BC. Third, like the conjunction in 3–2 BC, it occurred in June, in the constellation Leo, the sign depicting King Jesus, the “Lion of the tribe of Judah.” Fourth, like the conjunction in 3–2 BC, it occurred in the first year of a seven-year Sabbatical cycle. Since both conjunctions took place in the first year of a new seven-year cycle, they are separated by a span of exactly 288 Sabbatical cycles. This is significant as 288 is the totient function of 888, the numerical value of Jesus’ name.

9. Signs surrounding the Bethlehem Star of 2015: Blood-moon eclipses occurred on the spring and fall harvest festivals, Passover and Tabernacles. Also, on Nisan 1, a total solar eclipse darkened the northernmost tip of the globe, the point where the longitudinal lines intersecting every nation and landmass converge. Besides occurring on the biblical New Year, the Nisan 1 eclipse coincided with the spring equinox. For perspective, a total solar eclipse occurs on the spring equinox only one other time during the roughly 750-year period spanning 1662 AD to 2406 AD. Such an eclipse at the top of the globe, however, is said to happen only once every 100,000 years, making the event in 2015 unprecedented.

10. Joseph and June 30: https://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/day.asp?tdate=6/30

11. Cow harbingers and the burgeoning food crisis:

12. Coincidentally, 2022 is projected to be a record year for weddings. Due to the pandemic, the last couple of years have seen a sharp decline in couples walking down the aisle (2020 saw the lowest numbers since 1963). However, according to The Wedding Report, a group specializing in marriage statistics, 2022 is set to see an explosion of wedding ceremonies before the numbers normalize again in 2023.

. . .

*Visit the author’s website: www.theseasonofreturn.com

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxcqsgEKvYtscqyYJpTxbQ

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: No one knows the day or hour of Jesus’ return (Matt. 24:36). However, a convergence of biblical signs and timelines suggests it is near. To escape the judgment reserved for a God-rejecting world, one must be in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. If you have not yet done so, call on His name and believe that He is the Son of God who died for your sins and was raised from the dead (Rom. 10:13). Do it today. Time is running out.
 

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From T.W. Tramm’s Facebook page…


LOOK UP!

On July 13, the first full moon of summer will grace the evening skies.

Besides being the biggest and brightest ‘supermoon’ of the year, July’s full moon is packed with prophetic significance:

• The full moon is when the “goodman” of the house, a picture of Jesus, returns to render rewards (Prov. 7:19, 20; Matt. 20:8).

• The full moon, white and radiant, symbolizes the Church–Bride prepared for the wedding.

• July’s full moon occurs in the constellation Sagittarius, the heavenly sign depicting the victory over death at the Rapture (1 Cor. 15:52, 54, 55).

• July’s full moon is called the Buck Moon, reminiscent of the “young stag” in Song of Solomon’s rapture-allegory: “Behold, he comes … My beloved is like a young stag” (Song 2:8, 9).

• July’s full moon occurs as flowers are blooming, birds are singing, fig trees are forming their early fruit, and grapevines are blossoming (Song 2:12, 13).

• July’s full moon, also called the Hay Moon, occurs during the wheat harvest, pointing to the ‘harvest’ of believers at Jesus’ return (Matt. 13:30).

Furthermore, July or summer in general is when . . .

• The end of the age is near (Matt 24:32).

• The “wise son,” a type of Jesus, gathers the harvest, while the foolish sleep (Prov. 10:5)

• The godly people “vanish” from the earth (Mic. 7:1, 2 NLT).

• The Jews lament not being saved at the harvest (Jer. 8:20).

• Israel is deemed ripe for judgment (Amos 8:1, 2).

In addition to being in a prophetic season, we are in a prophetic year:

• 2022 is a year of “buying and selling,” as inflation spirals to a 40-year high (Luke 17:26–30).

• 2022 is a year of “eating and drinking,” as parties and festivals such as Pride Month break attendance records (Luke 17:26–30).

• 2022 is being called “the year of the wedding” as a record number of couples tie the knot (Luke 17:26–30).

• 2022 is a year of heavenly signs, such as a blood moon on Israel’s 74th birthday, and an ultra-rare planetary precession (Gen. 1:14; Joel 2:31; Luke 21:25).

• 2022 is a year of escalating war, pestilence, and food scarcity (Matt. 24:7).

Most significantly, 2022 is a year of converging timelines related to God’s seven-year Sabbatical cycle. This year marks:

• One Sabbatical cycle since an unprecedented show of heavenly signs in 2015.

• Seven Sabbatical cycles since the Jews returned to Jerusalem in 1967.

• Sixty-nine Sabbatical cycles since the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall by Suleiman circa 1536 AD.

• Ten Sabbatical cycles since Israel became a nation in 1948.

• 354 Sabbatical cycles since Daniel’s Weeks Prophecy began to be fulfilled in 457 BC.

For details on the above timelines, please see my article or video entitled, “Ten Reasons Nisan 1 Is a Pivotal Date in 2022”:

Article: https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-35306783/documents/2492b4ed7b234060933d79efd6cf2194/Ten Reasons Nisan 1 Is a Pivotal Date in 2022 rev b.pdf

Video:

Also check out my article on the biblical Year of Jubilee and 2022:

Finally, it is noteworthy that July 12, the day before the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, marks seven years since the Bethlehem Star reappeared on the biblical date Tammuz 13. This is significant as the Lord typically gives a seven-day or seven-year warning ahead of major events or judgments (Gen. 7:1–4; Josh. 6:1–5; Gen. 41).

To be clear, only God knows when Jesus will return like a thief in the night (1 Thess. 5:1, 2). However, if there was ever a time to be vigilant, it is now.

. . .

NOTES:

1. The sun symbolizes the Bridegroom, Jesus (Ps. 19:4, 5; 84:11). The moon, the sun’s heavenly counterpart, represents the Bride, or Church. The moon is emblematic of the Church in that it has no light of its own, relying entirely upon the sun for its illumination (Ps. 19:4, 5; 84:11). Similarly, man has no light of his own. We were created in the image of God to reflect His brilliance and glory (Gen. 1:27). When we turn to face the majesty of God, when we surrender to Him and seek Him with all our hearts, we reflect His glory, just like the moon reflects the glory of the sun (Matt. 5:14).

2. The moon enters Scorpius, representing the deadly enemy who stings, on July 10. The next day, July 11, the moon enters Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder. On July 12, as the moon reaches 100% illumination, it enters Sagittarius, the Conqueror. These three signs depict the victory over death at the Rapture: “When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’” (1 Cor 15:54, 55).

3. The full moon of July is called the Buck Moon as this is when the antlers of male deer are in full-growth mode: https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-july

4. Additionally, summer is when Jews mourn tragic events in Israel’s history, including the destruction of both Temples (see “The Three Weeks,” beginning at Tammuz 17/July 16.) Because it is a time of mourning, no Jewish marriages or other major celebrations are allowed during The Three Weeks.

5. Jesus says people will be “buying, selling, eating, drinking, and marrying” when He returns (Luke 17:26–30).

6. 2022 is being called “the year of the wedding”: https://www.cbs58.com/news/2022-is-being-called-the-year-of-the-wedding-as-a-record-number-of-couples-tie-the-knot

7. May 15 blood moon: https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-35306783/documents/b9ecd3ea43fc4741ac57c5f6ea07e8ac/Blood Moon - The Last Warning rev b.pdf

8. June 2022 planetary parade and wedding sign: https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-35306783/documents/63d710e3f83a40f69180e191c38735cf/June Planetary Parade - More Than an Astronomical Alignment.pdf

9. The current biblical year (Nisan 2022–23) marks the first year of a Sabbatical cycle. This is significant because events related to Daniel’s Weeks Prophecy have historically occurred in the first year of a Sabbatical cycle:

• The Jews returned to Jerusalem in 457 BC, the first year of a Sabbatical cycle.

• The Bethlehem Star announced Jesus’ birth in 2 BC, the first year of a Sabbatical cycle.

• Jesus began His Messianic ministry in 27 AD, the first year of a Sabbatical cycle.

• Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed in 69/70 AD,* the first year of a Sabbatical cycle.

• Construction began on an “abomination that causes desolation” (Islamic Dome of the Rock) in 685 AD, the first year of a Sabbatical cycle. Construction was completed seven years later in 692 AD, the first year of a Sabbatical cycle.

*https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2641925/jewish/Which-Year-Was-the-Second-Temple-Destroyed-69-CE-or-70-CE.htm

10. The Bethlehem-Star conjunction of 2015 occurred on the biblical date Tammuz 13, corresponding to July 12 in 2022.

11. Strong’s Concordance coincidences:

• 2022 marks 354 Sabbatical cycles since Daniel’s Weeks Prophecy began to be fulfilled in 457 BC (Dan. 9:25; Ezra 7:9). Strong’s #354 in the Hebrew concordance is the word ayyal, referring to a stag, or male deer. Strong’s #354 in the Greek concordance is the word analémpsis, referring to a “taking up” into heaven. That the Hebrew and Greek words related to Strong’s #354 refer to a stag and a taking up to heaven is striking because the rapture-allegory in Song of Solomon depicts Jesus as a young stag who comes suddenly to gather up His beloved: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” (Song 2:8–10).

• 2022 marks 289 Sabbatical cycles since the original Bethlehem Star appeared in 2BC. Strong’s #289 is the Greek word ampelourgos, translated “vinedresser.” The Greek word for vinedresser occurs only once in the New Testament where it refers to Jesus as the caretaker charged with cutting down the barren fig tree (Luke 13:6–8).

. . .

*Visit the author’s website: www.theseasonofreturn.com

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxcqsgEKvYtscqyYJpTxbQ

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: No one knows the day or hour of Jesus’ return (Matt. 24:36). However, a convergence of biblical signs and timelines suggests it is near. To escape the judgment reserved for a God-rejecting world, one must be in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. If you have not yet done so, call on His name and believe that He is the Son of God who died for your sins and was raised from the dead (Rom. 10:13). Do it today. Time is running out.
 

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The mystery of the 9th Av


ON AUGUST 6, many Jews will observe a traditional day of mourning called Tisha B’Av, or the 9th of Av.

The 9th of Av is a day of mourning due to a number of tragic events that have befallen the Jewish people on this date.

Originally, it was on Av 9 that the Jews feared to take the Promised Land and, for this reason, were forbidden by God to enter it for 40 years (Num. 13, 14).

Later, Av 9 is when both Temples at Jerusalem were destroyed and the Jews were exiled from the Land.

The first exile in 586 BC was a punishment from the Lord for failing to observe a total of 70 Sabbatical years, the once-every-seventh year Sabbath for the Land (Lev. 25:1–4). Because they ignored 70 Sabbaticals, the Jews were banished to Babylon for 70 years, so the Land could have its rest (Jer. 52:12–16; Lev. 26:33–35).

(Significantly, it was at the end of the 70 years in Babylon that a Jewish captive named Daniel received the 70 Weeks Prophecy, God’s plan to redeem the people and their land over the course of 70 Sabbatical weeks. See Daniel 9:24–27.)

The second exile in 70 AD was a result of the Jews’ rejection of their Messiah, Jesus, in part because they did not discern by Daniel’s Weeks Prophecy “the time of God’s coming” (Matt. 23:37–39; Luke 19:44).

Thus, both exiles of the Jewish people, which occurred on the 9th of Av, are linked to a failure to observe the Sabbatical calendar.

MODERN-DAY IMPLICATIONS

The Jews’ latter (70 AD) period of exile ended in 1948 when Israel became a nation again.

Here is where things get interesting for prophecy watchers in 2022. Considering the prophetic link between the Sabbatical calendar and the number 70, it is significant that the month of Nisan–April this year marked the completion of 10 Sabbatical weeks—equivalent to 70 years—since 1948.

That we are presently in the year “after” the 70th is noteworthy because, based on the ancient pattern, this is when God’s people are redeemed from Babylon and allowed to go home to the Promised Land:

“After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to [the Land]” (Jer. 29:10).

Israel’s journey home to the Promised Land is a type or shadow of the Church’s journey to the heavenly Promised Land at the Rapture.

A second important layer of the typology concerns the judgment of Babylon. Similar to how Israel’s departure coincided with the fall of ancient Babylon, the Church’s departure at the Rapture will coincide with the fall of end-times “Mystery Babylon” (Jer. 25:12; Rev. 18:1–5).

SABBATICAL CONVERGENCE

In addition to the above 70-year calculation, a convergence of other Sabbatical timelines points to 2022:

• Nisan 2022 marks one Sabbatical week since an unprecedented display of signs in the heavens in 2015. That 2015 was a milestone year of signs is significant as God typically gives a one-week warning ahead of major events or judgments (Gen. 7:1–4; Josh. 6:1–5; Gen. 41).

• Nisan 2022 marks seven Sabbatical weeks since the restoration of Jerusalem in 1967. This is significant because Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy says Messiah will appear “seven weeks” after Jerusalem is restored (Dan. 9:25).

• Nisan 2022 marks 10 Sabbatical weeks since Israel became a nation in 1948. The number 10 relates to earthly kingdoms and judgment (Ex. 20 Dan. 2; Rev. 13, 17; Ex 7–11). Ten generations of man lived on the earth before the judgment of the flood (Gen. 5, 10).

• Nisan 2022 marks the start of the 11th Sabbatical week since Israel became a nation in 1948. The number eleven denotes chaos, disorder, and judgment in Scripture, themes associated with the Tribulation period.

• Nisan 2022 marks 69 Sabbatical weeks (a second Messianic timeline) since a later restoration of Jerusalem, the rebuilding of the wall by the Islamic ruler Suleiman circa 1536 AD (Dan. 9:25 KJV).

• Nisan 2022 marks 354 Sabbatical weeks since Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy began to be fulfilled via the Jews’ return to Jerusalem in 457 BC (Dan. 9:25; Ezra 7:9). This is significant because 354 is the number of days comprising a perfect lunar–biblical year of 12 months. Since the Moon is symbolic of the Church, or Bride of Christ, it could be said that 354 denotes the fullness of time—or a perfect circle of time—related to the Bride.

For further details on the signs and Sabbatical timelines pointing to 2022, please see my article or video entitled “Ten Reasons Nisan 1 Is a Pivotal Date in 2022”:

Article: https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-35306783/documents/94cbc771fc94414aaa63636509f2999a/Ten Reasons Nisan 1 Is a Pivotal Date in 2022 rev c.pdf

Video:

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION

As Jews worldwide prepare to observe a traditional day of mourning, the 9th of Av, we are reminded of the importance of God’s Sabbatical calendar.

The Israelites were exiled from the Land, twice, related to a nonobservance of the Sabbatical weeks.

The redemption timeline in Daniel is based on a count of Sabbatical weeks, and will conclude with a final week.

As of Nisan–April 2022, a new Sabbatical week has begun. What’s more, the numbers suggest that it will be a momentous one.

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NOTES:

1. According to tradition, Av 9 became a cursed date when the spies sent to survey the Promised Land returned on this day with a bad report, causing the children of Israel to be fearful of entering the Land.

2. Other Jewish calamities that have occurred on the date Av 9:

• The Jews were expelled from England on Av 9 (July 18) 1290.

• The Jews were expelled from France on Av 9 (July 22) 1306.

• The Jews were expelled from Spain on Av 9 (July 31) 1492.

• Germany entered World War I on Av 9–10 (August 1–2) 1914, resulting in a massive upheaval in European Jewry, and ultimately leading to the Holocaust.

• Heinrich Himmler formally received approval from the Nazi Party for “The Final Solution” on Av 9 (August 2) 1941, setting the stage for the death of six million Jews.

3. Throughout Scripture, the number 70 signifies fullness, restoration, and an endpoint related to God’s people:

• The post-flood world was repopulated by 70 descendants of Noah, resulting in 70 nations (Gen. 10).

• Terah, the father of Abraham, was 70 years old when Abraham was born (Gen. 11:26).

• The Nation of Israel began with 70 Hebrews who migrated to Egypt (Ex. 1:1-5).

• Moses appointed 70 elders to be the governing body of Israel (Num. 11:16).

• Following the liberation from bondage in Egypt, the children of Israel camped at an oasis of 70 palm trees (Ex. 15:27).

• The Jews were liberated from captivity in Babylon after 70 years (Jer. 29:10).

• God’s plan of redemption for Israel and Jerusalem is comprised of 70 weeks (Dan. 9:24-27).

• Jesus sent out 70 disciples to harvest the field of believers (Luke 10:1 KJV).

• A typical human lifespan is 70 years (Ps. 90:10).

• Israel’s greatest ruler, King David, died at the age of 70 (2 Sam. 5:4).

Seeing that the number 70 symbolizes restoration, it is interesting that restoration-themed events in Israel’s history occur at a 70-year interval:

• From the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BC to the completion of the Second Temple in 515-16 BC is 70 years.

• From the completion of the Second Temple in 515-16 BC to the completion of the wall around Jerusalem in 445 BC is 70 years.

• From the UN vote in favor of the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1947 to the first recognition by a foreign power (US) that Jerusalem is its capital in 2017 is 70 years.

The most significant 70-year intervals correspond to the dates 1948 and 1967:

• From the first modern Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel (Petah Tikvah) in 1878 to the birth of the Nation of Israel in 1948 is 70 years.

• From the first major step in reestablishing the State of Israel (First Zionist Congress) in 1897 to the final step (restoration of Jerusalem) in 1967 is 70 years.

4. A Sabbatical week is counted as one would count a regular calendar week, which is defined as seven consecutive days starting on Sunday. In order to count a number of calendar weeks, the count must begin at the start of the first day of the week: 12:01 am Sunday. If Sunday has already begun, or any part of the week has passed, a count of calendar weeks cannot begin until the start of the next week.

5. The modern restoration of Jerusalem occurred in June 1967, after a portion of the current Sabbatical week had already passed. Counting seven weeks from the start of the next Sabbatical week, which is Nisan 1973, we arrive at Nisan 2022.

6. Suleiman ordered the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall in 1536–37 AD, after a portion of the current Sabbatical week had already passed. Counting 69 weeks from the start of the next Sabbatical week, which is Nisan 1539 AD, we arrive at Nisan 2022.

7. More on the number 354: It is interesting to note that Strong’s #354 in the Hebrew concordance is the word ayyal, referring to a stag, or male deer. Strong’s #354 in the Greek concordance is the word analémpsis, referring to a “taking up” into heaven. That the Hebrew and Greek words related to Strong’s #354 refer to a stag and a taking up to heaven is striking because the rapture-allegory in Song of Solomon depicts Jesus as a young stag who comes suddenly to gather up His beloved: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” (Song 2:8–10).

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: No one knows the day or hour of Jesus’ return (Matt. 24:36). However, a convergence of biblical signs and timelines suggests it is near. To escape the judgment reserved for a God-rejecting world, one must be in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. If you have not yet done so, call on His name and believe that He is the Son of God who died for your sins and was raised from the dead (Rom. 10:13). Do it today. Time is running out.
 
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