Gene Benjamin II
Synchronizing Jubilee Calendars
SYNCHRONIZING JUBILEE CALENDARS
James 5:7-12, “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Master (Yeshua). See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Master is at hand.
9Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! 10My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Master, as an example of suffering and patience. 11Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by Yahweh—that Yahweh is very compassionate and merciful.
12But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.”
Ezekiel 8, “And it came to pass in the sixth year (of Ezekiel’s captivity in 594 BCE, the same as his 30th year of Ezekiel 1:1, 30 years from finding the Book of the Law by Hilkiah the priest), in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of Sovereign Yahweh fell upon me there. 2Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire—from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber. 3He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of Yahweh to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy. 4And behold, the glory of the Mighty One of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain.
5Then He said to me, “Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance.
6Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.” 7So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. 8Then He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall”; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door.
9And He said to me, “Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” 10So I went in and saw, and there—every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. 11And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘Yahweh does not see us, Yahweh has forsaken the land.’”
13And He said to me, “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” 14So He brought me to the door of the north gate of Yahweh’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.
15Then He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Turn again, you will see greater abominations than these.” 16So He brought me into the inner court of Yahweh’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of Yahweh, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of Yahweh and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east.
17And He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. 18Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.””
We’re continuing with the connection that Yahweh is making between James 5 and Ezekiel 6-9. James makes it clear that Yeshua’s return is soon. Ezekiel 8 shows us that Yahweh is surrounded by fire, He is a consuming fire, and where He is, it is always very bright. He is our light. Yahweh is preparing to judge the inhabitants of the earth. We should be preparing to meet our Maker. We should be weeping over our sins, not our idols. Do you cry if you break a fingernail? Do you get upset if you drop your cell phone and break it? It’s time to fall on our faces and repent of our rebellions and evil heart attitudes. What used to be order in our world is now crumbling into chaos and anarchy all around us. It’s time to learn to see with your spiritual eyes and stop lusting for things with your physical eyes.
Look at verse 11, Ezekiel received a vision of the 70 elders of Israel, the Sanhedrin, the rulers of the land of Israel. Have you heard that the Sanhedrin has once again been reconstituted in modern Israel? They are pressing Israel for recognition and religious authority once again. Without Yeshua guiding them, will they be wicked like in Ezekiel’s day, or righteous? These guys will soon get the altar set up on the Temple Mount and begin the daily oblation offerings once again, for the first time in a couple thousand years. Once these oblation offerings begin again, with or without a Temple, a prophetic clock will start. The Antimessiah will stop these daily oblation offerings to fulfill end time prophecies from the Book of Daniel.
Many Christians stumble over the oblation offerings, but they have nothing to do with sin offerings or atonement. The oblations are simply to acknowledge Yahweh and His ownership of everything, including the children of Israel. These offerings are only to recognize Him as our Creator, Great Provider and Sustainer, to acknowledge His sovereignty over everything and everyone in the universe. There is nothing wrong with these offerings taking place after the sacrifice of Yeshua on the execution stake. If and when the Jews try to go back to the old sacrificial system of atoning animal sacrifices, then I believe we will see Yahweh step in, possibly through the Antimessiah. To offer animal or any sacrifices for sin now would be an abomination to Yahweh, since He has offered His Son once for all. Hebrews 9:23-28, “Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24For Messiah has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Yahweh for us; 25not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another—26He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself (in 30 CE). 27And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28so Messiah was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.”
Another prophetic clock was started back in the 1940s when modern Israel became a nation once again, though they should have called themselves Judah, not Israel. I believe that event, the rebirth of modern Israel, started another clock, Daniel’s 70 Feasts of Weeks, or Shavuot. In 2011 CE, we celebrated the 64th Feast of Weeks of Daniel 9. A little math will show you that we may be in our final 7 year tribulation period. Six more Feast of Weeks and we’ll be at Daniel’s 70th Feast of Weeks in 2017 CE. According to Daniel 9:25, Yeshua should return after the 69th Feast of Weeks, “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem (spoken command on Nov. 29, 1947, UN Resolution 181) until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks (69 years or Feasts of Weeks, Shabuwas); the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.” If Yeshua returns in 2016 CE, wonderful!! If He does not return in 2016 CE, so be it, I misinterpreted Daniel 9 and must readjust my thinking. That does not mean that Yahweh’s word is not true, only our understanding may be off.
I may be off, but Yahweh is marvelous. I want to share something with you that should get you really excited. You know I’ve been studying the Hebrew Jubilee calendar for several years now. I recently met a young man on the internet who challenged my idea of a 49-year Jubilee cycle. He believes the 50-year Jubilee cycle is the correct one. I told him I would study some more and try out his idea on my Scriptural chronology spreadsheet. Well, I’ve been doing that for a couple days now. Would you believe, that on both a 49-year and a 50-year Jubilee Cycle, the 69th Feast of Weeks of Daniel 9 occurs during the Sabbatical year of 2016 CE!!!!! The next Sabbatical year begins on Yom Kippur, 2015 CE and ends the next fall on Yom Kippur, 2016 CE. Daniel’s 69th Feast of Weeks occurs DURING this next Sabbatical Year, no matter whether we use a 49-year or a 50-year Jubilee Cycle! I just lay out the numbers, I don’t force anything on these spreadsheets. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure, as the old accountant’s saying goes. My breath is taken away the more I meditate on what I’m looking at. Shavuot, 2016 CE, is during the 69th Feast of Weeks of Daniel 9, no matter which Jubilee calendar we use, a 49-year or a 50-year. It’s a marvelous sign and a wonder to behold. What’s fascinating is that on the 49-year Jubilee Cycle, all the Sabbatical years and Hebrew historical events that occurred during a Sabbatical year LINE UP! BUT, also, on the 50-year Jubilee Cycle, the words of Isaiah 37:30, Isaiah’s Jubilee prophecy to King Hezekiah, the only Jubilee mentioned in prophetic Scripture, make better sense when looked at from a 50-year Jubilee perspective than from the 49-year Jubilee calendar. It’s mind blowing to me, but that’s not all the mind numbing the numbers cause.
Following this current 50-year Jubilee Cycle down in time to the next Jubilee, we come to the year 2037 CE. So what, you say? Well, in 2037 CE, the 365-day solar year perfectly synchronizes with the 360-day prophetic year!!! Who could do that at the end of time, but Yahweh? NOBODY!!!
After 6,000 years of human history, who but Yahweh could synchronize Sabbatical Years from a 49-year and a 50-year Jubilee Cycle down at the end of time? NOBODY COULD DO THAT BUT YAHWEH!! Is He awesome or what? 2036 CE is the 7th Sabbatical year in the 50-year Jubilee Cycle; Psalm 136 corresponds to 2036 CE. Psalm 136:21-22, “And gave their land as a heritage, for His mercy endures forever; 22A heritage to Israel His servant, for His mercy endures forever.” 2037 CE is the next Jubilee Year according to the 50-year Jubilee calendar; Psalm 137 corresponds to 2037 CE. Psalm 137:7, “Remember, O Yahweh, against the sons of Edom the day of Jerusalem, who said, “Raze it, raze it, to its very foundation!”” According to the 50-year Jubilee Cycle, the first 9 months of 2038 CE will still be in the Jubilee year; Psalm 138 corresponds to 2038, “I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
2 I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name ([or] for you have magnified above all things your name, by your command).
3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Yahweh,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.
5 Yes, they shall sing of the ways of Yahweh,
For great is the glory of Yahweh.
6 Though Yahweh is on high,
Yet He regards the lowly;
But the proud He knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
8 Yahweh will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Yahweh, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”
Praise our blessed King and Redeemer, Yahweh of Hosts, praise His name forever and ever. Do you know what Yahweh is doing while standing at the door? He’s synchronizing His calendars, His clocks!! Why? What do military commanders do just before a big military campaign? They synchronize their watches!! Yahweh is getting ready to invade earth. I hope you’re ready. Don’t believe the LGMs (little green men) in the flying saucers, they’re not Yahweh’s forces. Believe Yahweh and His word, and let’s get ready to rumble, I mean rapture!
Now, step back and take a deep breath. The Scriptures show us that Yahweh is One. Yahweh and Yeshua are one. There is no division between them. Brethren, it’s the Father’s will that we be unified as one in Him, whether or not we follow a 49-year or a 50-year Jubilee calendar, whether or not we follow a 365-day or a 360-day per year calendar. Yahweh synchronizes His Kingdom into one holy unit. He’s using several, possibly 5 or more, different divine calendars to bring human history to a close. We are one in Him, so we don’t have to argue over technical differences, especially when it comes to end-time prophecy. Yeshua will return, what more do we need to focus on?
Gene Benjamin II
August 14, 2011 CE