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And For Your Holy City

And For Your Holy City

Daniel 9:23-24a (NKJV) “At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: 24Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city.”

We are living in very exciting end times. Yahweh tells Daniel in 9:24a that there is a 70 week timeline “for your people” and a 70 week timeline “for your holy city”. The two separate, distinctly different 70 week timelines may not be running concurrently. Yahweh has shown me that He may be tracking the end times for the people of Israel, all 12 tribes, and for Jerusalem, according to two different sabbatical year cycles.

Modern Jews use one sabbatical cycle. According to that cycle, we have seen the “terrorist” events that occurred in the fall of 2001 and the financial disaster in the fall of 2008, tied together by the Jewish sabbatical cycle. Read Jonathan Cahn’s book The Harbinger, for more information on that track. I can’t wait for Rosh Hashanah 2015 CE to see what the next, or final, disaster will be for the Jews and the lost 10 tribes in America and the British Commonwealth!! Yahweh is obviously trying to get the attention of the Jews and the lost 10 tribes with these disasters. Something major has to happen to bring together the whole House of Israel, all 12 tribes. It could be a spiritual awakening, persecution, or further judgment. Yahweh has promised to bring His whole family back together, only He knows when and how. Yahweh wants all His people to come to Messiah Yahshua for salvation. I believe that’s what this track of time is all about, the salvation of the whole House of Israel.

The other sabbatical year track concerns the Holy City of Jerusalem. I recently came across a couple articles relating the prophecies of an ancient Jewish Rabbi Judah ben Samuel. You can read those articles here:  Accessed February 27, 2013 CE.

This track of time concerning Jerusalem is the one Yahweh will use to destroy all the nations and national governments of the world. Why the two tracks are out of sync at this time, I do not know nor understand. This seems to be in Yahweh’s plan. All time will be synchronized by Yahshua HaMashiach upon His return to rule the earth from Jerusalem. When He soon returns to earth and declares a Jubilee Year, then we’ll know without any doubt, which sabbatical cycle He wants us to use.

Rabbi Judah ben Samuel’s prophecies concerning Jerusalem have been remarkably accurate up till now. In 1217 CE he predicted that the Ottoman Turks would conquer Jerusalem and control it for 8 Jubilee cycles, or about 400 years, which they did in 1517 CE and held it until 1917 CE, when the British conquered Jerusalem. He then prophesied that Jerusalem would be a no man’s land for 1 Jubilee cycle, which it was from 1917 to 1967. Then he predicted that in that 9th Jubilee, Jerusalem would fall back into the hands of Jewish possession, which it did when the IDF captured Jerusalem on June 7, 1967 CE. Then he predicted that after this 9th Jubilee, while Jerusalem was in Jewish hands, the Messianic end times would begin, which would then happen in the 10th Jubilee cycle. Well, my friends, we are in the final few years of that 10th Jubilee cycle!

What I find interesting about Judah ben Samuel’s prophecies for Jerusalem, is that they track exactly according to the sabbatical year cycles discovered by Dr. Ernest L. Martin, as written in his book, The Star of Bethlehem: The Star that Astonished the World. After the defeat of the Ottoman Turks, and without a British gun being fired upon Jerusalem, British General Allenby walked into Jerusalem on December 11, 1917 CE, which was during Hanukkah. If 1917 CE was a Jubilee, which Judah ben Samuel believed it would be, it began on Rosh Hashanah, in the fall of 1917, just a couple months before General Allenby conquered Jerusalem!! What most students of chronology and the Scriptures don’t realize is that the 50 year Jubilees are tucked inside of 49-year sabbatical cycles! The Jubilee year is also the first year of the next 49-year sabbatical cycle! So, the next Jubilee after the 1917-1918 Jubilee Year, began on Rosh Hashanah, 1966 CE! Meaning, the Six Day War in the summer of 1967 CE, when the IDF captured Jerusalem, occurred exactly during the Jubilee Year of 1966-1967!!

The only problem I have with Judah ben Samuel’s Jubilees in 1917 and 1967 is that they do not sync with the Jubilee that Ezekiel declared in Ezekiel 40:1. They appear to be out of sync by 7 years, or one sabbatical cycle. But I shouldn’t complain, because the Yom Kippur War of 1973, occurred right on Rosh Hashanah, Tishri 10, 1973, the beginning of the actual Jubilee Year, according to Ezekiel!! I believe Yahweh is tracking the judgment of the nations that come against Jerusalem according to this sabbatical year cycle. Zechariah 12:2-3 (NKJV) “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” Joel 3:1-2 (NKJV) “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, 2I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment [Armageddon] with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.” That is today’s and tomorrow’s news headlines.

Back to Judah ben Samuel’s prophecy. Because most of the world is confused about 49-year versus 50-year Jubilee cycles, those looking at ben Samuel’s prophecy say his 10th Jubilee ends in 2017, but that is in error. The true 10th Jubilee cycle of his prophecy actually began on Rosh Hashanah, 1966 CE, at the 9th Jubilee Year, with his 10th Jubilee Year then being 2015-2016 CE!! So what does this mean? Well, if the Messianic end times are to begin AFTER Judah ben Samuel’s 9th Jubilee, which was in 1966-1967 CE, then the end times must begin BEFORE the 10th Jubilee ends, if we’re interpreting Judah ben Samuel’s prophecy correctly. Many events will occur in 2015 CE, which will more than likely spill over into 2016 CE. And remember, 2014-2015 is the next Shmita, or sabbatical year, of the Jews (not Ezekiel’s or Dr. Martin’s). That is why Elul 29-30 through Tishri 1, 2015 CE could be some of the most exciting days in human history, before Yahshua’s return! Tishri 1, 2016 CE will begin the next sabbatical, or shmita cycle, and possibly the final 7 years of Daniel’s 70-weeks prophecy. That sabbatical 7-year cycle ends at Ezekiel’s next scheduled Jubilee on Rosh Hashanah, 2023 CE, which is all synced by the sabbatical cycles discovered by Dr. Ernest L. Martin, which were confirmed by Yahshua’s own words in John 4:35. In other words, the final supernatural show between Yahweh and Satan is about to begin!

There is much more research that could be done in relation to Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy. 70 X 7 = 490 years. 490 X 360 day prophetic years = 176,400 days. If we can determine the day the Ottomon Turks conquered Jerusalem in 1516-1517 CE, we might find some interesting parallels! Or, if we can determine the day Süleyman I the Magnificent began the reconstruction of the wall surrounding Jerusalem in 1535 CE, we may find some incredible fulfillments soon happening! Daniel 9:25 (NKJV) “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.” For instance, if we say Süleyman I the Magnificent began construction of the Jerusalem wall on Nisan 1, 1535 CE, then add 176,400 days to that date, we come to Adar 14, the Feast of Purim, 2018 CE, the deliverance of Yahweh’s people from their enemies!! To the scrolls and parchments me lads and ladies!!

All of human history, Sacred Chronology, and Bible prophecy seem to be converging on the years 2015 – 2022 CE. So let us pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all 12 tribes of Israel. He who blesses Israel will be blessed by Yahweh. Obama’s unprecedented trip to Israel in March, 2013 CE, may prove to be a catalyst for the final 7. No time for slumber and sleep, watch and pray!

Gene Benjamin II

February 28, 2013 CE

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