By Gavin Finley MD - endtimepilgrim.org
DANIEL 9:27 NKJV |
"Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."
AND AT THE END OF THE FINAL 7 YEARS OF THIS AGE.
THIS INITIATES THE FINAL 1260 DAYS, 3.5 BIBLICAL YEARS, OR 42 BIBLICAL MONTHS OF THE 70TH WEEK WHICH IS THE GREAT TRIBULATION PERIOD.
of Daniel 9:27 is confirmed.
Israel and the west enter into
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
TEN GLOBAL BIO-REGIONS
THE HARLOT REGIME
OF REVELATION 17
She 'rides' the global ten horned beast
and controls him for the first half of the
70th week. Note that harlot is ruling, (not the Antichrist), during the first 3.5 years of the final seven years of this age.
This is a period of 1260 DAYS.
After the subduing of Radical Islam in a future war involving the Destruction of Damascus the Road Map to Peace will come to its terminus. The ensuing peace treaty will witness a sovereignty give-away involving Israel and the nations of Western Christendom for the sake of "peace and security" probably motivated by an international furor for world disarmament. A coming peacemaker will "confirm a covenant with "many" for seven years. This 7 year peace treaty prophesied in Daniel 9:27 will allow "World Peace" to prevail for 3.5 years. This will allow
THE REBUILDING OF THE
(THIRD) JEWISH TEMPLE
An artist's impression of the future (third) Jewish temple. Notice that the temple position here is in perfect alignment with the eastern gate (which is where it would have been for Solomon's Temple and Zerubbabel's second temple). Observe also that the Third temple can coexist side by side with the Dome of the Rock and that in a future atmosphere of subdued Islam and religious compromise this Islamic shrine does not have to be destroyed or dismantled to lay the foundations for the third Jewish Temple. Click on the image to go to the article.
FEAST OF TRUMPETS, IN A GIVEN YEAR,
DAY OF ATONEMENT 7 YEARS LATER
IS SEPARATED BY
86 MOONS AND NOT 87 MOONS, (AND THIS IS OVER HALF THE TIME
ACCORDING TO THE POSITION OF THOSE SEVEN YEARS IN THE 19 YEAR
THEN THE TIMESPAN ENCOMPASSING THESE TWO HOLY DAYS OR FEASTS OF THE LORD IS
PRECISELY 2550 DAYS (INCLUSIVE). THIS IS THE EXACT
NUMBER OF DAYS ENCOMPASSING THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL,
(THE FINAL SEVEN YEARS OF THIS AGE) PLUS THE 30 DAY
EXTENSION, (PROBABLY A GRACE PERIOD COINCIDING WITH THE 6TH SEAL),
WHICH REACHES OUT BEYOND THE
1260 DAYS TO REACH THE
SPOKEN OF BY GABRIEL IN GOD'S MESSAGE TO DANIEL THE PROPHET. (Dan.12:11)
THIS MATCHING OF THE
FALL FEASTS TO THE 70TH WEEK AND THE FINAL SEVEN YEARS OF THIS AGE IS A MAJOR DISCOVERY.
IT SUGGESTS THAT THE FUTURE 7 YEAR
PEACE TREATY (DANIEL 9:27) WHICH ISRAEL
WILL SIGN WITH A CERTAIN GLOBAL PEACEMAKER/MEGADEALER OR
'prince' WILL IN FACT
BE SIGNED IN THE AUTUMN SEASON OF SOME FUTURE YEAR
AND RIGHT ON A VERY AUSPICIOUS DAY ON THE HEBREW CALENDAR. ISRAEL, IT SEEMS,
WILL SIGN THAT 7 YEAR TREATY
ON A JEWISH NEW YEAR!
ELIGIBLE 7 YEAR SPANS ALONG THE 19 YEAR LUNAR-SOLAR METONIC CYCLE), THAT HAVE A 7 YEAR TISHREI TO TISHREI TIME SPANS OF 86 MOONS, (NOT 87 MOONS), BEGIN IN THE YEARS 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014, .... ROSH HOSHANAH IS THE DATE FOR THE NEXT BIG EVENT IN HOLY HISTORY. IT COMES ON A NEW MOON, THE FIRST DAY OF TISHREI, IN OUR SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER AUTUMN SEASON. THIS IS THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS, THE FIRST OF THE THREE YET TO BE FULFILLED FALL FEASTS OF ISRAEL. THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS IS THE VERY NEXT ONE OF THE OF THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL TO BE FULFILLED. THE JEWISH HOLY DAY (HOLIDAY) IS SITTING THERE AWAITING ITS ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT! SEVEN YEARS LATER, ON THE 10TH DAY OF THE TISHREI MOON, THE FINAL CLIMACTIC BLOCKBUSTER EVENT OF WORLD HISTORY WILL UNFOLD. IT WILL BE THE EPIC ULTIMATE CLIMACTIC DAY OF ATONEMENT. IT IS THE FINAL WRAP-UP DAY OF ACCOUNTING, THE DAY OF RECKONING, AND THE LAST DAY OF THIS AGE. ON THIS DAY THE MOST SOLEMN HOLY DAY ON THE JEWISH CALENDAR WILL ERUPT INTO ITS ULTIMATE CLIMACTIC FULFILLMENT. IT WILL BE A BLOCKBUSTER DAY IN HOLY HISTORY AND IT MARKS THE "LAST DAY" OF THIS AGE. THE COMING MESSIAH WILL WRAP UP AND CONCLUDE ALL THE ACCOUNTS BETWEEN GOD AND MEN FOR THIS ENTIRE PAST EVIL ERA. THE BLOOD OF ATONEMENT SHED BY THE SACRIFICE LAMB WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL THE EARLIER ACCOUNTS PRESENTED TO GOD ON ALL THE PREVIOUS DAYS OF ATONEMENT AND ON ALL THE PREVIOUS BLOOD SACRIFICES PRESENTED TO GOD BY MEN OF FAITH IN TIMES GONE BY. THIS WILL BE AN AWESOME DAY OF ACCOUNTING, SOUL SEARCHING, AND REPENTANCE. IT WILL BE THE FINAL DAY OF RECKONING FOR THAT YEAR, FOR THAT SABBATICAL CYCLE, FOR THAT JUBILEE CYCLE, AND FOR THE WHOLE EVIL AGE THAT PRECEDED IT GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE FALL IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. THE LAST DAY OF THIS AGE WILL FULFILL THE JEWISH DAY OF ATONEMENT IN THE NEW COVENANT. THIS TENTH DAY OF TISHREI IN SOME FUTURE YEAR WILL BE THE DAY BEFORE JUDGMENT DAY. IT WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO REPENT FOR THIS AGE. BECAUSE ON THE VERY NEXT DAY THE HEAVENS WILL BE OPENED INTO THE DAY OF THE LORD. JUDGMENT DAY WILL HAVE ARRIVED! THE ANGELS OF GOD'S WRATH WILL DESCEND UPON THE WICKED. AND ON THAT DAY THE SPECTER OF THE GRIM REAPERS CARRYING OFF THE DAMNED WILL BECOME A HIDEOUS REALITY. (Mat. 13:30) THE BOWLS OF GODS WRATH WILL BE POURED OUT SPECIFICALLY AND PERSONALLY UPON THE HEADS OF THE WICKED. THER ARE MANY WHO SHAKE THEIR FIST AT THE RIGHTEOUS AND SOVEREIGN GOD OF ISRAEL AND HIS COMING MESSIAH. (Psalm 2) BUT FOR THEM WHO WAKE UP ON THIS DAY IT WILL BE A DAY OF SHEER HORROR AND STARK TERROR. THOSE WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO FIGHT AGAINST THE THE COMING MILLENNIAL KINGDOM OF MESSIAH WILL BE PLUCKED UP FROM THE EARTH AS TARES, (OR WEEDS). (Mat.13:30) THEY WILL BE BUNDLED OFF FOR THE FIRES THAT AWAIT THEM IN THAT FINAL AWFUL HARVEST. THIS HORRIFIC GRIM REAPING OF REBEL SOULS WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BY EVIL ANGELS OF WRATH (Ps. 78:49) THIS WILL BE THE SCENE ON JUDGMENT DAY. FOLLOWING THAT, ON A DAY UNKNOWN, COMES THE HARVEST OF THE ELECT AT THE RESURRECTION-RAPTURE. AND FOLLOWING THAT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES WILL CELEBRATE THE COMING OF THAT FUTURE HAPPY 1,000 YEAR ERA, THE MILLENNIUM OF MESSIAH.
|'THE RESTRAINER' MICHAEL, (Dan.10:21), IS "TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY" (2Thes.2:2-4) ALLOWING THE ABOMINABLE BEAST DEMON TO EMERGE FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT OR "ABYSS" TO POSSESS THE PEACEMAKING ANTICHRIST. HE IS THEN 'REVEALED' AS THE BEAST. (Rev.17:8) ONLY THEN WILL THE 666 SYSTEM EMERGE AND THE ANTICHRIST MAKE HIS PLAY FOR WORLD DOMINION.|
The above Chart of the 70th Week of Daniel is not copyrighted. It may
be used for teaching purposes in the Kingdom of God and to advance the
high calling and the devotion due our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Back to CHART #1
A TABLE SHOWING THAT THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL
IS PRECISELY DEFINED BY THE FIRST TWO OF
THE UPCOMING FALL FEASTS OF ISRAEL. Click on the table below to go to the study.
INDEX FOR AN EXTENSIVE STUDY
OF THE 70 WEEKS OF DANIEL
THE HEBREW PROPHETIC FEASTS OF THE LORD
And click HERE to see the YouTube Video on Biblical Time.
TO THE FEASTS
OF THE LORD
SCRIPTURE PASSAGELeviticus 23:1-44 NKJV
FOR THE FEASTS OF THE LORD
1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2. "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
3. 'Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
4. 'These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.
1. PASSOVER5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord's Passover.
2. FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
7. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.
8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.' "
9. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
3. FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS10. "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.
11. He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
12. And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the Lord.
13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin.
14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
4. FEAST OF PENTECOST (WEEKS)15. 'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord.
17. You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord.
18. And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord.
19. Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering.
20. The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.
21. And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
22 'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.' "
5. FEAST OF TRUMPETS23. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
24. "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.' "
6. DAY OF ATONEMENT26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
27 "Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.
28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.
29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.
31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath."
7. FEAST OF TABERNACLES33. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
34. "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord.
35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it.
36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.
37 These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day--
38 besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord.
39 'Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest.
40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.
41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths,
43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.' "
44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE
The Seven Feasts of Israel are also referred to Holy Scripture as the 'Feasts of the Lord'.
SEVEN FEASTS OF THE LORD
For an excellent introduction to the 7 Feasts and the Hebrew Calendar see the YouTube video by CarrieAnn from a Messianic fellowship. Here is our first major point. In the Hebrew scripture the word for 'Lord' in these passages is 'YHVH', the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. These feasts are key waypoints on a roadmap in holy history. They tell the story of the main Covenant events between God and His Elect people as they occur here on the earth and down through time. It is a long and epic saga, with a beginning and a conclusion. The story begins back with the people God called out to Himself in Old Testament times. And it extends right through to the Apocalyptic events John saw in vision and wrote about in the Book of Revelation. Indeed the very next feast, the Feast of Trumpets is coming up in some dark future night. Something momentous will happen on the new moon of Tishrei that year. And the upcoming feast that awaits fulfillment will express itself in its New Covenant fulfillment. It will be a blockbuster day in holy history. As we shall see, the Feast of Trumpets will almost certainly be the one that will usher us into the 70th week of Daniel and the final seven years of this present age. At the end of those seven years the final Day of Atonement will come into its ultimate fulfillment as well. This will be the very last day of this age.
The Seven Feasts of the Lord will take us into the Apocalypse and beyond. The seventh feast, the joyous Feast of Tabernacles, will come into its ultimate fulfillment as the true new age dawns. This will bring in the Millennium of Messiah, that glorious age to come. The deserts will bloom and streams of waters will break forth upon the dry ground. God will camp out with mankind for 1,000 years as Emmanuel, "God with us". And as a shepherd feeds and tends his sheep He will draw His people to Himself.
Is there an 8th feast? Might the Feast of Hanukkah, the festive winter season of the Eternal Light celebrate the glorification of all the saints from both this age and the 1,000 year Millennial age to come? Our Apostle Paul gives us a glimpse of that. - 1Cor. 15:24-28 But that will be a study for another time.
The first four of the Seven Feasts of the Lord have already been fulfilled. They were fulfilled in spectacular fashion. They were fulfilled right on the auspicious Hebrew calendar dates on which they have been celebrated in times past, the same dates that will be celebrated forever more. The three spring feasts were fulfilled by Jesus our Savior. And the summer Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled as well. It was fulfilled by the Holy Spirit 2,000 years ago. Here is the situation so far.
1. Passover Fulfilled!
(By Jesus/Yeshua at His crucifixion on Nisan 14 in the spring of 32 A.D.)
2. Feast of Unleavened Bread Fulfilled!
(By Jesus/Yeshua at His burial in the tomb on Nisan 15 in the spring of 32 A.D.)
3. Feast of Firstfruits Fulfilled!
(By Jesus/Yeshua at His Resurrection on Nisan 17 in the spring of 32 A.D.)
4. Feast of Pentecost Fulfilled!
(By the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost on Sivan 7 in the summer of 32 A.D.) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
. (A gap of 2000 years or so has allowed the Light of Israel to
. go forth into the nations for the Gentiles to be evangelized).
- - - - - - - - - - - - WE ARE HERE - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Now here come the Fall Feasts.
They are probably just up ahead.
5. The Feast of Trumpets Unfulfilled ....(as of yet).
An epic event will unfold on the new moon of Tishrei on a future Jewish New Year.
6. The Day of Atonement Unfulfilled ....(as of yet).
Tishrei 10 seven years beyond that epic future Feast of Trumpets.
This will be the final Day of Reckoning, for that year, for the Jubilee, and for the age.
The Jewish nation and "all Israel" will be saved! - Zech.12:8-13:1, Rom. 11
And then comes the Day of the Lord. It is Doomsday for the wicked. (Mat.13:30)
The sign of the Son of Man will be seen in the heavens. (Mat.24:29-31)
He will deliver His people at Jerusalem by His action at Armageddon. (Joel 2:28-32)
And He will deliver His people in exile in the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance.
He will glorify all His Elect at the Resurrection-Rapture . (1Thes.4:15-17)
They will be drawn out from Israel, from the Church, and from the gentile nations.
7. The Feast of Tabernacles Unfulfilled ....(as of yet).
Tishrei 15 will come five days after that final epic Day of Atonement.
This will mark the coming of Messiah to tabernacle with His covenant people.
Thus begins the long awaited 1000 year Millennium of Messiah.
All these above are the Seven Feasts of Israel. As we can see, the next three events on God's agenda will bring in the fulfilment of each of the three Fall Feasts of Israel. Here below is a calendar outlining the 7 feasts.
Dear saints. All seven of these feasts have been celebrated since the day Moses gave them to us at Mt. Sinai 3500 years ago. So every one of them must be extremely important. Right? So, will every one of those Seven Feasts of the Lord, including the Fall Feasts, (Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles), be fulfilled as well?
Most assuredly they will!
As we have seen, the first three of the feasts, the spring feasts, have already had their New Covenant fulfillment. They were fulfilled by Jesus Himself in his death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus fulfilled them right on the set calendar dates of the feasts. He entered Jerusalem 2,000 years ago right on the day appointed in His first coming as Messiah. He came as the Suffering Servant, riding on a donkey. Four days later, just as the Passover lambs were being killed, He gave His life blood for us on the cross of Calvary. Surely He was Israel's promised Sacrifice Lamb. Because He was crucified on Passover. He was buried that night and laid in the tomb just in time for the Feast of Unleavened Bread. On the third day he rose from the grave. On the Feast of Firstfruits He was resurrected as the firstfruits from the dead.
50 days later the Holy Spirit fell upon the 120 in the upper room. This happened right on the Feast of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit outpouring seen that day was unprecedented and glorious. The revival of Israel spread into the city of Jerusalem and thence to Judea, Samaria, and eventually to the utmost parts of the earth. Thus was fulfilled the summer Feast of Pentecost. This epic event happened right on the very day of the Hebrew calendar that saw Moses bring the Law down from Mount Sinai to the children of Israel . The Feast of Pentecost was Israel's birthday. Israel's birthday is also turned out to be the birthday of the Church! Is God trying to tell us something here? - Gal.3:29, Rom.11, Eph.2:12-13, 1Pet.2:9
The spring and summer feasts broke forth with four blockbuster events in the covenant history of Israel. From the precedent set by these earlier four feasts we can know for a certainty that the next three feasts, the Fall Feasts will rock our world as well. They will erupt into history in just as spectacular a fashion as those former four feasts.
The Seven Feasts of the Lord are very important for Christian-Messianic believers to understand. All seven of them are celebrations of epic events in the holy history of God's covenant people. That history involves the saints from both Old Testament times and New Testament times. The feasts mark out the significant events of the first coming of Christ in His priestly role as the Suffering Servant 2,000 years ago. Then they run on into and through the end-time drama. to when Christ/Messiah returns in His kingdom role. Because He is surely returning as the Conquering King.
The next two feasts, (#5 and #6), mark out the 70th week of Daniel, the final seven years of this age. At some point during those next five days between that epic final Day of Atonement, (the last day of this age), (which is on the 10th of Tishrei), and the Feast of Tabernacles, (which comes on the 15th of Tishrei), Christ will return to this earth and glorify His saints. After the final Day of Atonement the Day of the Lord will open up in a dreadful way for those who have railed and shaken their fist at God. Evil angels of wrath of will pluck up the wicked. They will be pulled up first as reapers pluck up tares or weeds. This is the grim harvest of the wicked. And the wicked will be pulled up first. (See Mat. 13:30) Then, after the grim reapers have finished their task, and just as Jesus Himself tells us very clearly in the parable of the wheat and the tares as outlined in in Matthew 13, our returning Messiah will send His holy angels to gather His Elect. This glorious event, coming at an hour and on a day unknown, will be the much longed for Resurrection-Rapture.
So much for the first two of the yet to be fulfilled Fall Feasts of Israel. What about the seventh feast to follow? What will be the epic event that marks the fulfillment of that feast, the final one of those 7 feasts? The 7th feast, the Feast of Tabernacles, will come into its ultimate fulfillment on the opening day of the glorious Millennium to come when Messiah comes to camp out with His people on earth and to tabernacle or tent with His people.
The next two feasts that are due to come up for fulfilment are the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, (Day of Reckoning, or Judgement Day). And here we note something very interesting. The Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement will almost certainly mark out the beginning day and the ending day of a highly significant span of time. We are talking here about the 70th Week of Daniel, the final seven years of this age.
Here is how it happens. According to the positioning of a given seven years in the 19 year metonic cycle a seven year timespan beginning and ending on the months of Tishrei can span either 86 moons or 87 moons. When that Tishrei to Tishrei span is 86 moons then we note something truly remarkable. The number of days spanning these two feasts, that is, Trumpets on Tishrei 1 and Atonement on Tishrei 10 seven years later is a timespan of exactly 2550 days. This just happens to equal the exact number of days, (1260 plus 1290), that span the 70th week of Daniel along with its 30 day extension. 1260 +1260 + 30 = 2550 days. Or 1260 +1290 = 2550 days. The 1260 days of the Tribulation Period receive these extra 30 days tacked on at the end to make the 1290 days spoken of by the angel Gabriel to the prophet Daniel! (See Dan.12:11)
The diagram below shows how the 70th week of Daniel with those extra 30 days is staked out perfectly by the two upcoming Fall Feasts of Israel.
It seems that the 2550 days encompassing the 70th week of Daniel, (1260 = 1260 = 2520 years), plus the extra 30 days matches perfectly the 2550 days that bridge the next two fall feasts when they lay out a timeline across 7 years and embrace 86 moons, (and not 87 moons), in the 19 year metonic cycle upon which the Hebrew calendar is based. This was something this author discovered in 2003. Is it a coincidence? As we look into the matter further and consider the significance of the Feast of Trumpets as related to Daniel 9:27 and the significance of the Day of Atonement as the final Day of Reckoning at the end of this age it becomes abundantly clear that this perfect bridging of the 2550 days across the final seven years of this age is not a coincidence at all. God is showing us something very elegant and very wonderful here concerning the next two, yet to be fulfilled, Fall Feasts of Israel and the ultimate fulfillment of a certain coming Feast of Trumpets on a new moon of Tishrei and the final wrap-up Day of Atonement which comes on a certain tenth day of Tishrei seven years later.
THE SCOPE OF THE SEVEN FEASTS OF THE LORD AS THEY SET FORTHGod began His work in the nation of Israel about 3500 years ago. The exodus from Egypt took place in approximately 1500 B.C. Soon afterwards, at Mount Sinai, God, through his servant Moses, brought the nation of Israel the Law. Right there at Sinai Moses instituted the Seven Feasts of Israel. They are recorded in the Old Testament book of Leviticus chapter 23. Each one of these seven holy convocations were instituted by YHVH-God and they are they are celebrated each year when those special holy days (holidays) come around on the Hebrew calendar. God calls upon His covenant people to join Him in celebrating the Feasts of the Lord every year. These very same feasts will continue to be celebrated in the 1000 year Millennium to come. All seven of these holy days, (from which we get our word 'holiday'), are special occasions in which God calls His people aside. As the Israelites would go up to Jerusalem to the feast they would join with the whole Assembly of God in a grand family camp-meeting of sorts. There at these feasts certain spiritual lessons would be demonstated before their eyes. It would provide a wonderful opportunity to teach their children the ways of their God.
GOD'S WONDERFUL PLAN OF THE AGES FOR THE COMPLETE REDEMPTION,
SANCTIFICATION, AND GLORIFICATION OF ALL HIS COVENANT PEOPLE
As we see, the Seven Feasts of the Lord are not just quaint religious festivals of a bygone era. They are, (and will be in times to come), occasions when God's people pause to remember seven epic days in their history. These seven noteworthy events will be memorials of events that will have occurred on those very same special Hebrew calendar dates set out by Moses 3500 years ago. Each feast will be a waypoint in our understanding of the character of our God. Each feast will illustrate a certain essential truth relating to the the Everlasting Covenant as it unfolds into the history of this earth. Step by step the God of Israel is establishing and explaining certain truths. He is helping His people to come to know Him intimately. The Feasts of the Lord are also signposts guiding God's Elect and covenant people in their personal life as well as their national pilgrimage. They are waypoints into the Kingdom of God. Each feast provides a wonderful occasion for parents to teach these lessons and precepts to their children.
These are the Seven Feasts of the Lord. For those who ask the big questions of life and wonder what God is doing in this world a study here will give some definite answers. Our God is not idle. He is hard at work on a continuing seven part project. He is redeeming, sanctifying and glorifying His covenant people out of their dispersions among a lost mankind. He is drawing out for Himself a chosen people, even a royal priesthood and a holy nation. Moses spoke of this. (Exodus 19:6) And so did our Apostle Peter. (1Pet.2:9) In the same process YHVH/God is defeating Lucifer and the angelic powers of darkness.
These Seven Feasts of the Lord are not just religious ritual or religious tradition. They point to events of past and future history, a history that is in the hands of the Sovereign God of the Cosmos. They are waypoints on a roadmap that tracks from the passion of Yeshua/Jesus to the final glorification of all the saints from this age and the age to come at the end of the Millennium. The Feasts of the Lord can have a personal application in a devotional sort of way as well. They track the progress of believers as they go forward into their own walk with God to make their discoveries in Him. He takes them from salvation, to infilling of the Holy Spirit, to sanctification and ultimately into glorification. The saints will be raised and glorified to take on new spiritual bodies at the Resurrection-Rapture at the last day.
The most important application of the Feasts of the Lord comes as they relate to the national history of Israel and God's people around the world. The first four feasts that have been fulfilled. They show God's Judeo-Christian people where their God has taken them so far. The three Fall Feasts whose fulfilment is yet future show us where we are going.
In these seven sacred convocations God's people learn God's plan of the ages. He has already set His agenda for the redemption of man and the restoration of the cosmos. Indeed this was decreed in heaven from before the foundations of the world and before time began. Things on this planet may be in a mess right now, and getting worse by the day. But that will not be always the case. God will step into history once again. He will surprise us once more, just as He has done in the past. He has an ongoing program. God's agenda is in full operation and right on schedule. Four feasts are down. Three fall feasts are yet to go.
THE UNFOLDING SEVEN FEASTS OF THE LORD IN WESTERN JUDEO-CHRISTIANITYAnother lesson we can learn from the Feasts of the Lord is simply this. There is one God, He can be known personally, and He is sovereign and in control of history as it unfolds in this cosmos. History is not just a series of endless meaningless circles in the pattern given to us in the hypnotizing spell of eastern mysticism and its drugs marijuana and opium. The pantheism of the east sees life as little more than the ceaseless, repetitive, and meaningless cycles of summer and winter, life and death, sex and death, marriage and funerals. That is all the heathen know. The Hindu God Kali deals with the problem of life on this earth in a very characteristic way. She just doesn't care. She disembowels children. And as Buddha contemplates his navel there is little more that he can add either. The Buddhist monk walks past the sick or injured child in the street. He is dead to all this evil around him. He has reached "nirvana". He no longer hurts because he no longer cares. He is a holy man of the east. Holy history, as laid out by the Holy Scriptures of the God of Israel, is quite different. God has come into the cosmos to save the lost and to defeat the forces of evil. He is the Apha and an Omega, a beginning and an end. History on this earth is His-story. It runs forward in linear teleological fashion. The road takes the saints on a journey from the pit to the throne, from Desolation Road to the Holy City. What could possibly be more exciting?
A PURPOSEFUL LINEAR TELEOLOGICAL CLIMACTIC THESIS OF HISTORY
VERSUS THE CIRCULAR VIEW OF HISTORY ENGENDERED BY THE
MEANINGLESS CYCLES OF YING AND YANG, SUMMER AND WINTER,
BIRTH AND DEATH, ETC. IN PANTHEISTIC EASTERN MYSTICISM.
God's covenant people are different from the people trapped in pantheism and eastern mysticism. Instead of going round and round in circles they have found the Way. It is the only way to true glory. It is the Paradise Road. And now with the seven Feasts of the Lord the people God calls have a chart into the future. As they move forward with the God of Israel they find themselves being drawn into a greater and more wonderful reality than they have ever known before.
So Holy history is not just a balancing act between the 'ying' and the 'yang', the so called 'positive' and the 'negative' forces of the spirit realm and of nature. History has been decreed by God. He has a plan and a purpose. Holy history has a beginning and an end. The covenant people of God are moving onwards and upwards. The times have been set by the Cosmic Christ our coming Jewish Messiah. He is the Creator of the universe, and the incarnate Son of God. He came to earth as a little baby who became the Suffering Servant, the promised Sacrifice Lamb. And He will come again as the conquering King, the Judge of this world. Then as Messiah of Israel He will establish His Millennial Kingdom and be the Ruler of this earth for a literal thousand years.
This may come as a surprise to some. But life on this earth does have a meaning after all. History is going somewhere. There is a plot and a counter plot. There is a main character or protagonist, even the Lamb of God. And as the story unfolds we also see an antagonist, Satan, along with his man, the Antichrist and another religious pretender known as the False Prophet. All these players along with a host of others are woven into in the matrix of the end-time story. At the end of the saga this earth's history sees a final contest between Good and evil. The great adventure, that divine romance of the ages will come to a climactic and glorious conclusion. This will be followed by a grand resolution at the end with some more big surprises thrown in for good measure.
WORLD HISTORY IS ULTIMATELY GOD'S HOLY HISTORY.God is at work in history. He is the sovereign author and the finisher of our faith. He is the active agent in this unfolding story. So we know that the conclusion of the saga will be far more magnificent than we can presently imagine. Furthermore, God is now operating in ever increasing ways by His Holy Spirit and through the greatly expanding witness of His covenant people around the world. Earth is not the only place where God is going to make some changes. Up in the heavenlies Lucifer is increasingly finding himself in a spot of bother. He is being progressively cast down. At some point in the remote past he was cast down from the throne of God into the lower heavens. (Isa.14:12)
THE CLIMAX OF THE BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL
WILL BE PLAYED OUT RIGHT HERE ON PLANET EARTH.
In the middle of the 70th week Lucifer will be cast down a step further from the second heaven to earth. (Rev.12:6-10) At the end of the 70th week, when the saints have finished their 5th seal witness, he will be cast down even further. He will be bound in the abyss, the bottomless pit, for a thousand years. (Rev.20:1-3) At the end of the thousand year reign of Messiah, Lucifer will have his final play in the Millennial Rebellion. After that Lucifer/Satan will be cast down even further. The Great White Throne Judgement will order Him cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity. (Rev.20:10)
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL FOR CHRISTIANS TODAYWhy is this information on the Seven Feasts of Israel so important? It is because the covenant people of God have not just purchased a "ticket to heaven". They are in a blood covenant relationship with Jesus Christ/Yeshua Hamashiach. At some point in the future the saints will be going up onto the stage of history. The next two feasts provide vital keys to what will happen. We do not know which year the next feast will open up. But in some future September-October time window the next feast, the Feast of Trumpets, will come into its epic and climactic fulfillment. What is the big event that will have happened? Daniel tells us. (Dan.9:27) Our sovereign God is in control. He, and He alone is writing the play of the ages. And His epic saga is well underway. Four chapters, even four Feasts of Israel are fulfilled. Three feasts are left to go for this age.
And as we look at the final Fall Feasts it becomes obvious that we are not just passive theological observers in all this. The lives of each one of us will be actively woven into the End Time story. Every Christian believer is a living epistle read of men. God only knows what adventures and wonders that lie ahead of each one of us. As the feasts move forward our involvement as covenant partners with YHVH/God is taking us onwards. We are being drawn into the grand and splendid purposes of God, towards the climax of this age and into glories we have not yet seen.
Earthshaking events in holy history are up ahead. They will break into our future in spectacular fashion. God will revive His people. There will be an epic End-Time Revival. Joel saw this magnificent awakening of the saints rising up in the end-time and coming to a peak right at the end of the age amidst the 6th seal cosmic signs when the sun turns to darkness and the moon to blood. - Joel 2:28-32
But for many in western Christendom this will not be a happy surprise. Many, even Christian believers, are bound and determined to go there own way. The woman of wisdom is crying out in the streets. (Prov.1) But many remain willingly ignorant of the things of God. So for them these events will be a rude awakening.
In a future pivotal year the Feast of Trumpets will sound the alarm. For us in the comfortable western Church of Laodicea this future event will be a wake-up call. It will, as the saying goes, "rock our world".
So. All that being understood, isn't it time that we began to study the Feasts of the Lord with more diligence? And isn't it time we began to take our relationship with YHVH Jesus/Yeshua with the seriousness He deserves?
Now is the time to get to know our God both in Spirit and in Truth. Now is the time to open our hearts and open our Bibles and get to know Him personally. We are His "called out Congregation", we are His ekklesia. We are His church, even the Congregation of Israel. He is calling us, even wooing us, to walk with Him in the gentle bonds of Agape love.
And why is this so important, you ask? Because the western church is in a religious fog. A thick smokescreen of religious missinformation is obscuring the way ahead. We are in an information war so sinister that we are scarcely aware that we are being led astray. The end-time information we as western evangelicals have been given is quite incorrect. We are not passive in the covenant as we have been told. Far from it. We are a responsible party in the heralding of our coming Messiah.
We are His witnesses!
Awesome days lie ahead up there on the Road to Paradise. Oh yes. There is a race to be won. Some group of saints will run on that final leg of the relay race. Some company of committed saints will break the tape at the end. It will be grand finale of this age.
The writer of the book of Hebrews brings us this exhortation.
Hebrews 12The race will call for our devotion and our commitment.
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
God is calling for us to participate.
Are we willing? As the final curtain of the history of this age opens each one of us will have a vital role to play. God has given us this time for us to get to know Him. He wants us to understand the necessity for our vital bridal role of witness to the Bridegroom. Because the curtain of Israel's history will surely open up on some future Rosh Hashanah. This not be a Hollywood melodrama for us to watch. We will be on the stage of history! These will be stupendous future events of great drama. They will involve us! And the 70th Week of Daniel will probably erupt suddenly, and in our lifetime!
These then are the Seven Feasts of the Lord.
They are the story of Israel.
And they are the story of the Church in the Wilderness.
They are God's story.
And they are our story.
Grace and shalom to all the saints.
by Gavin Finley MD
Daniel's 70th Week, the final seven years of this age, lies up there ahead in our future. The 'Kingdom Now Movement' or 'Latter Rain Movement' realize that evangelicals know too much scripture to swallow the full Preterism (which denies that there will be any future dramas to worry about). So they are using Partial Preterism in a fairly successful attempt to "cloak" the Apostasy (2Thes.2:3) associated with 7 years peace treaty of Daniel 9:27 and the first half of the 70th Week, which is indeed up there in our future. These first 3.5 years will be a time in which the Harlot Religious System will assume global rule in consort with the False Messiah in his early peacemaking role. Of course this new upwelling Dominion Theology does not want this fact of Bible prophecy to be known. It does not want anything "negative", (such as Bible Prophecy), to cast a shadow across its fanciful false dream of a triumphant global Church wrapping up history before the Second Coming of Messiah. The Kingdom Now movement is gathering a following very quickly now. And Dominion Theology is conscripting an army of Utopian Christians, many of whom are quite sincere but do not know the Holy Scriptures and live on the carnal side of their nature. In all their political busy-ness and their running after charismatic religious personalities and men they are willing to call 'apostles' and 'prophets' they are just not reading their Bibles. They do not check up on what they are hearing as the noble Bereans did in times past. Nor are they embracing the Way of the cross or making the necessary spiritual preparation in the Holy Spirit against the coming night. Jesus brought a very solemn warning about this reckless and careless attitude. The Bridegroom is coming. But Christians are not preparing for the end time witness to which they were called. Jesus taught the parable of the ten virgins to warn us and to energize us to make personal preparation to go out and meet the Bridegroom, even in the black hours after midnight. This parable tells what happened to those who were careless. The five foolish virgins did not prepare themselves in the Spirit against the coming night. And so when the hour of trial came they were not ready. They came to the time of personal burnout. There was no oil supply or oil of anointing outside of themselves. So that was the end of their witness. They had previously rated the true and genuine oil of the Holy Spirit as unimportant. And so when the Bridegroom came they were not equipped to go out to meet Him. And it was too late to go back and make amends.
This is the most haunting parable Jesus ever told. Even now, the still small voice of the Holy Spirit is going out in a day of great deception and disinformation. The woman of wisdom is crying out in the streets. (Prov. 1) But many Western Christians today are just not listening. They are, however, listening to 'Kingdom Now' and 'Reconstructionist' preaching. They are responding to this unscriptural Utopian triumphalism, this dream of Dominion by the present day church-state system. They rather fancy this idea of a unified World Church taking over the world. The thought has apparently not occurred to them that the World Religion they have bought into will bring in a World government. And they have not considered that it's establishment will eventually mean the loss of their freedom.
John was absolutely astounded to see the Harlot trying to ride the Beastly World government system. It is quite obvious that her position is untenable. The time will inevitably come when this woman of compromise will be unable to control the Beast. John saw the Beast turn on the woman. He saw the beast destroy her with fire. (Rev.17:15-17) Are we reading our Bibles? Are we listening to what God is telling us here? Are we connecting the dots?
This deep Biblical ignorance in the Church regarding the end-time is so very unfortunate. Many Christians are rejecting the way of the cross. Dominionist Kingdom Now preachers reject this old fashioned Christian willingness to face the certainty of future trials of our faith. They consider any thought of future Christian witness under duress or grace under fire as "negative thinking".
This is most unfortunate. The saints are not being properly prepared by Christian leaders for their essential role of witness in the latter days. Blood covenant Christianity is clearly an embarrassment to Dominion Theology. The Way of the cross to these people of the Kingdom Now is a shameful thing to be avoided at all costs. Suffering for Christ is a reproach to their triumphalist notion of religious "dominion in our time". So what we are really looking at here is a case of unbridled religious pride. This religious humanism is far more deadly to real and genuine Christianity than secular humanism ever was.
Quite clearly they have departed from true Christianity here. The Jesus they claim as their own had quite a different view of witness in tribulation. In His sufferings for us He despised the shame of the cross. He considered it as amounting to nothing. His eyes were on something fare more wonderful, even the glory of God.
Hebrews 12:1-3 (The Race of Faith)The sheep of God's pasture are being poorly served here. They are not being fed the proper spiritual food. And so it comes as no surprise that they are spiritually sick and malnourished. This is why Christian morale is deteriorating so badly today. Misinformed, unprepared, and surrounded by many unfounded fears of the things to come many carnal Christians are confused and bewildered. Worse still, they are being helped to entertain thoughts of desertion. Others are seeking their full and total spiritual covering in their national flags or are beginning to fondle their swords (or guns). In the absence of proper guidance religious opportunists are rising up to speak. They are playing upon the sum of all these fears. This ecclessiastical jingoism has been seen before. 900 years ago Pope Urban preached the first crusade. This was in France. Similarly Dominionist christian leaders today are neglecting the Gospel of Grace and overseas missions and considering forceful takeover as their main "mission". Right here in our pulpits they are out there preaching the wrath of God on Islam with no call to repentance at home in Christendom. Event will take on some interesting twists and turns in times to come. And there will be the 'last crusade' involving the Antichrist. But sadly for many Dominionists their final crusade will fail. It will be a complete and total disaster. See Daniel 7 & 12 and Revelation 13.
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Many who now call themselves Christians will fall away from the faith in the coming times of trial. Our Apostle Paul warns us about this coming "great falling away" or Great Apostasy. (2Thes.2:3) Jesus warned us about this in the parable of the sower. He spoke of the seed that sprang up in a shallow way on rocky ground. When the hot winds came they dried up and blew away like tumbleweed.
So this notion of a global Church takeover of the world may sound good and make the listener in the pew feel good for a time. But it is bogus. It is a false prophecy. Dominion Theology and its Replacememt Theology against Israel is built upon a profane mixture of nationalist jingoism and religious flim-flam. The notion is without any Biblical foundation whatsoever.
We have seen this in the Church many times before. Dominion theology and post-millennialism failed to deliver under the Spanish superpower in the 1500's, the Dutch superpower in the 1600's, the French Napoleonic superpower in the 1700's, the the British Empire in the 1800's, and the German Nazi play for superpower in the first half of the 20th Century. So why should the present day Dominionists under today's American superpower be any different? Quite clearly today's christian leaders of the "Kingdom Now" have not read their Bibles. Nor have they read their history books and learned about how superpowers come to their apex and then decline.
Of course Dominionists are jumping the gun here just as they usually do. Like all crusaders they are trying to storm the Holy Place using the arms of the flesh. This is not God's Way. Zechariah spoke of this in Zech 4:6. But yes, the true saints will indeed rule with Messiah. But all this will come to pass in the coming Kingdom of Messiah. The long awaited Millennium of Messiah will surely come. (Rev. 20, Dan. 12) But He is the One who will bring this to pass, not the Church. He Himself will establish His Millennial Kingdom!
Dear saints, for dominionists to imagine that they will conquer evil on earth through carnal means in the power of the flesh and before Messiah comes and sets things in order is religious hubris of the first order. It is pure presumption, just another one of those "wild imaginings". The very idea of the present church taking over the world is religious jingoism and an an impossible dream. Oh yes, the Church will get the political power all right. But an established World Church will depart even further from the Biblical truth and end up in an even worse state than we see today. A Church corrupted by power and pumped up by Mammon into a hierarchical pyramid scheme will compromise itself into the harlot system John saw. The compromised sector of the end-time church will stagger down the low road to the eventual destruction we see in Revelation 18.
Let us face the facts here. The organized established Church we see today will certainly not, (in its present unrefined state), deliver up a perfected world under church dominion to present to Christ when He comes. But as Dominionists see it they will! As they see it the returning Christ will not be doing too much when He returns. No real dramas. He will merely be strolling by for a short visit. So what is the point of Christ's return if the world has been all straightened out by the Church when He comes? Perhaps to give out the awards to Church dignitaries and five-fold ministry "apostles and prophets"?
Dear saints, the Holy Scriptures are quite clear. The Church will NOT have the world in its back pocket before Messiah comes. This is just not going to happen. Only the coming of Messiah will succeed in straightening out this mess here below. And HE will be The ONE who will be bringing in the Millennial Kingdom. A Christian Utopia on earth shoehorned in by the efforts of the present unrefined unholy Five-fold/Ecumenical Church system is just not going to happen. This is a a religious reverie gone wrong. It is product of vain imaginings. It is not written about in the Bible. It is a post-millennialist or Amillennialist religious fable concocted by religious dominionists with a shameful bloody track record through history. This doctrine of religious dominion bears a record of total and abject failure.
Of course the Kingdom Now and 'latter rain' preachers speak of this as a matter of "faith". According to them all those who disagree with them in their dreams of world dominion under their religious hierarchies lack "faith". But this is not a matter of true faith at all. Faith comes by hearing the true and genuine "Word of God". Faith does not come from the vain imaginings of churchmen or the proddings of the angelic princes and politicians of this world they are beholden to.
The real story here is simply this. The "Kingdom Now" movement and Dominion Theology is without Biblical foundation. It is being driven by fear and the skill of profane religious hypnotists to pump up a crowd in a false anointing. It is energized by the fears of Carnal Christians who have been ill prepared spiritually and in the prophetic Scriptures. Many Christians do not wish to have anything to do with the end-time witness. Their temporary religious "fix" comes from being pumped up in the religious hype coming out of the mouths of their religious champions.
Kingdom Now churchmen are often unaware that they have been diverted from the true call of Christ. Nor are they aware that they have been seduced by religious spirits. The result is what we are beginning to see today. "Strange fire" is being presented on the altar of God. These grand delusions of a global takeover are being shamelessly preached today. Regrettably the message they are bringing is not being questioned. The Dominionist dream is being believed by many church-going rank and file Christians. For many Christians their only information source is what they hear in the pew. And it is not just in the churches that we see Dominion Theology proclaimed. Spirits of presumption, selfism, and religious jingoism are thick on the religious airwaves. Dreams of a global religious Christian takeover are becoming very popular with the easily led, Biblically illiterate Christian masses.
Kingdom Now Dominionism is not just popular. It has become an extremely lucrative line of preaching as well. But there is a problem. It is false information. A global church takeover of the world before Messiah comes is not written about in the Bible. This present evil age will not bring in a perfected global Church dominion. Rather, a pathway of deeper and darker compromise will usher in the End Time Harlot System. John was absolutely amazed and flabbergasted at what he saw. He saw a Whore of compromised faith defiling the holy cup of Christ and riding a beast with ten horns. Yes, this is what John saw. (Rev. 17) An established yet compromised ecumenical harlot Christian Church will take over the New World Order.
Compromise of the holy things of YHVH-God is not anything to shrug off. This is a blood covenant matter and a grievous one at that. This failure of Christian witness by many Christians is going to play right into the raging of nations. King David wrote the song about this in Psalm 2. The resulting turmoil in Israel and in the world will lead into a time of unprecedented trials and after 3.5 years it will lead to a Great Tribulation for Israel and for the Church. All God's covenant people all across the world will be affected.
Moses prophesied this tribulation way back at the beginning in the Song of Moses. This is the time of "Jacob's trouble". The Great Tribulation is the travail of the true woman of Israel, which includes the Church. The Church will not bring deliverance from evil. No crusade could do that. Only the coming of Messiah will bring deliverance. Jesus laid this out very clearly to His trusted disciples in the Olivet Discourse. Have we heard what He said to us?
The Bible gives us the true and correct information as to how holy history will play out. And this dream of a global Christian Utopia is not going to happen. The Millennial Kingdom will be Messiah's Messianic Kingdom, not an Ecclesiastical Kingdom purchased by human blood shed by Christian crusaders. And the Millennial Kingdom will not be established before Messiah comes. But instead what do we see? The Apostle John shows us a Harlot riding a ten horned beast and reigning. We also see a false messiah and a False Prophet arising on the scene. These are the players in the end time drama. The Bible tells us clearly what each of them are up to and what drives them. Unfortunately the people in the pews know almost nothing about them. So the New World Order will be the Last Crusade. It will be ecclesiastical in nature. It will not be a secular system like the former Communist or Nazi regimes. This is an important point. The harlot system that comes during those 3.5 years before the ensuing 3.5 years of the 666 system will be very much a religious order. It will be very materialistic as well, and very nice to all except certain "absolutist" people like Bible believing evangelicals and Israeli settlers and Israelis holding onto Jerusalem. John the Apostle was not mistaken here. He saw a compromised whoring church riding a ten horned end time beast. She was holding the reins and at the center of power. (Rev.17&18)
"I sit as a queen, ...
and will see no sorrow".
The timing of this is quite clear in Holy Scripture. With the covenant of Dan. 9:27 it is easy to see that compromised religion will again become the religious consort for the princes of this world, even for the Antichrist in his early global peacemaking role. The two will appear on the stage of history in the spirit of Beauty and the Beast. This is a classic theme that is endemic to western culture. The harlot religious system will be given the reins to rule at the beginning of the 70th Week of Daniel. She will start things off in the final seven years of this age. She will be given the reins of political global political power. She will head up the New World Order in its first 3.5 years. A unified ecumenical World Church, possibly allied with Islam and liberal Judaism, will be in the driver's seat. A defiled Christendom will have married herself off to a peacemaking false messiah. (John 5:43)
This will bring untold grief to Israel and the Church. This final "church-state system" will then be used by the Internationalists to establish World Government. The prophet Daniel and the Apostle John both saw this and both of them lay this out very clearly in the Apocalyptic scriptures of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation.
The Holy Scriptures always warn about the mixing of the holy and the profane. And here will be seen the sad result. Gomer has sought her lovers many times before both in Israel's history and in Church history. But here we see her in her final fling, the most awful one of all. Compromise of the Christian faith will inevitably lead to apostasy. It is the same defilement and ritualizing of the Cup of Christ we saw in the earlier medieval Church history. John described the resulting paganized crusading pseudo Christianity. He saw the awful specter in graphic detail. (Rev. 17:4)
Many post-modern Christians hold out hopes of perfecting this world and bringing in the Kingdom Now. Today's Church leadership plans on using their current less than holy methods and worldly techniques to achieve this. But they will be sorely disappointed. Dominionists will achieve a measure of what they will be pleased to call "success". But as the Church takes up the sword she will stoop to conquer. And in this failed attempt she will fall from grace.
The 'Kingdom Now' movement sounds good in many ears. But it is a road to disaster for the Christian Church. Many Christians will be drunk on the pseudo Christian potion and stagger down a pathway that leads them to personal tragedy. There will be no glory here. The Apostle John did not see the woman with the starry crown riding the Beast. (Rev.12) He saw a Harlot. Oh yes, he saw her achieve the global dominion she sought, and named and claimed. And he also saw her 'riding' a Beast with ten horns. John was amazed and astounded at what he saw. (Rev. 17 & 18) This was a far cry from the other woman, the woman clothed with the sun. (Rev. 12) He just couldn't believe what he was seeing.
For a period of time this apostate "christian" religious system will have "success". She will apparently "take dominion". But this harlot religious system is a company of people who have left their first love. They have become worldly and abandoned their Betrothed. Their eyes are not on Christ/Meshiach. They are now lifting up their political savior, the peacemaking Antichrist. Apparently he will be happy for them to win him over. Because he has his agenda in all this as well.
John saw the harlot, the unfaithful woman of Revelation 17, in control of the global beast system. This bears repeating. Because this is something that western Bible prophecy teachers almost never bring out. Oh yes, they will admit to an Antichrist rule in the final seven years of this age. But they try to say the Beast will reign for the entire seven years of Daniel's 70th Week. This is not true. The Bible has him reigning for 3.5 years only, those being the final 3.5 years of the 70th Week. (Rev.13:5) The Harlot years will quite obviously be those first three and a half years of the final seven years of this present evil age.
So this harlot religious system will be very presumptuous. And she will rule and reign presumptuously along with a false messiah. She begins her reign seven years before the true Messiah comes at the end of this age. But her attempt to 'ride' the ten horned beast will only last for 3.5 years, the first half of the 70th week, the final 7 years of this age. Then comes an epic change in the political equation. The peacemaking Antichrist is possessed. He is no more Mr. Nice-guy. He undergoes a character change and will be "revealed" for the Beast that he is. The Beast will then take over and attempt to set up his 666 economical system. He will rise up and grasp the power for himself. (Dan.9:27b) The cessation of sacrifices and the Abomination of Desolation mark this transition. It comes midway through the final seven years of this age.
The end of the 70th week also sees the end of the Harlot . The ten horns, (ten global geopolitical powers), will turn on her. John saw the Harlot, (Mystery Babylon), come to a terrible fiery end. She will, in fact, be destroyed by fire. (Rev.17:16 & 18:8)
The jigsaw puzzle of these awsome end time events fall into place quite readily for those who love God. And the resulting picture is clear. The prophet Daniel said that the wise would understand. (Dan.12) Others will not. They will remain confused. There is a simple and elegant layout of the end time events. Devoted saints will see this and understand why this history must happen. This understanding only comes from knowing God personally in blood covenant devotion. And it comes from a plain reading of the Holy Scriptures. It comes from a willingness to take up our cross and follow Jesus, if necessary, even unto death. This is the faithfulness of the saints.
Daniel 9:27 is the key scripture in all this. Midway through the seven years there is a radical shift in the power structure. (Dan.9:27b) This is when the restrainer, (spoken of by the Apostle Paul), is taken out of the way. (2Thes.2:5) And the abominable Beast Demon of the Abyss, or bottomless pit, rises up. (Rev. 17:8) The Antichrist, in his early peacemaking mode has been the consort to the Harlot. But midway through the seven years all this changes. The Antichrist is possessed by this hideous demon. He then undergoes a character change and turns nasty. He is then "revealed" as "the Beast".
At the midpoint of the 70th Week sees this dramatic regime change take place. The Beast rises up. He breaks the seven year covenant (Dan.9:27) he made with Israel and the western ecclesiastical harlot power system. He causes the Temple sacrifices to cease. Then he commits the "abomination that makes desolate". Daniel spoke about this key waypoint in holy history. And Jesus made special reference to it. The false messiah seizes power and institutes his 666 economic system requiring all who engage in commerce to receive his mark. This is when the flight of the woman of Revelation 12 takes place. John tells us that this Antichrist, in his Beast role, will be be given power to reign for forty two weeks. This fits into the second half, (the final three and a half years), of Daniel's 70th Week. (Rev. 13:5) The Harlot, (of course), is out of the picture by then. She is no longer in control. But she awaits her final doom which will come at the end of the age.
So we are left to conclude that the Harlot system will continue to do what it is doing today. She will try to put a smokescreen of disinformation on Bible prophecy. This is already happening in the Kingdom Now Movement and among their Reconstructionist friends in the Reformed Churches. The ecumenical movement does not enter into Biblical discussions much at all. The old world established state churches never did pay much attention to Bible prophecy anyway. All these Dominionist movements have already set themselves against the Bible and escpecially Bible Prophecy. They discount what YHVH-God has clearly laid out in His Holy Word. In fact this Kingdom Now movement, like the harlot, says right now,
"I sit as a queen.In her ecumenical politics this Harlot christian religion will finally achieve "success" in her endeavors. She will, in fact, get dominion. But only for three and a half years. The years of harlot rule will be the first half of the 70th Week of Daniel. See this chart.
And will see no sorrow". (Rev.18:7)
KING JAMES VERSION
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
TODAY'S ENGLISH VERSION
DANIEL 9:27 (second half of the verse)
",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and when half this time is past, he will put an end to sacrifices and offerings. The Awful Horror will be placed on the highest point of the Temple and will remain there until the one who put it there meets the end which God has prepared for him."
Daniel's prophecy of the Seventy Weeks spotlights a future 70th week and a difficult final seven year period of God's determined dealings with His Judeo-Christian people. The Kingdom Now and much of the current "prophetic movement" is maneuvering to deny this scriptural truth. They prefer to believe that the present church systems is on the brink of a victorious establishment of Christ's Kingdom right now. This is the gist of the Kingdom Now movement and this popular new wave Christian Utopianism is gaining adherents rapidly. They see Christ's earthly Kingdom coming in the power of the sort of church revivalism we have been seeing lately. They also believe that with the aid of the political and merchant support they now have in this present world system they can go global and take over the world. The Kingdom Now movement is rising up with warrior praise to announce the coming of the Kingdom. Like Pope Urban in his famous sermon at Clermont in France in 1095 they are preaching a crusade. The movement is a partially holy and partially carnal. In this mixture the Holy Spirit is being grieved. We know from the book of Daniel that the the "Last Crusade" of Christendom will be her "last hurrah". (Dan.7:21, 8:24, 12:7) John the Beloved saw much the same. (Rev.13:7) Many fine Christian saints have been caught up in the Kingdom Now movement. In most cases they are genuinely seeking God's best. But they should hold their leaders accountable to the Holy Scriptures. When a Kansas city prophet says,
"Don't pay any attention to this Book, Listen to me!"
"Don't get carried away with Bible prophecy!
The End Time events are none of your business!"
We know that deception and dissinformation is abroad. Saints in the pews should respond as any faithful saint is expected to respond. They should get up out of their seat, walk to the front of the church, mount the podium, and entreat the preacher right then and there according to Mathew 18. They should confront them person to person as a son to a father and with an open Bible in hand. If saints are not prepared to do that they should get up and walk out of the gathering right then and there. "To whom much is given much is expected".
Dear saints, we serve a God who has never kept His people in the dark. He always desires to tell His Elect what He is about to do. And the End time is a time of glory for God's covenant people. There are a lot of positive things about the End Time we are not hearing about. And there are many truly positive things for the church to become involved in. Many glorious truths remain untold concerning the end-time. We are not being served by pastors who fill our hearts with fear, then whip up the saints with tirades about "unity". We have been given the Great Commission. If we read the large print in our commissioning papers we see that our commission will not end until the last day at the "end of the age". We do not need to be side-tracked by religious politicians just to build up their religious pyramids to try to beat the Jesuits at their own game. There is much legitimate and holy activity for the church to be involved in. And the tithes are the responsibility of each individual saint. The tithes should be spread out into the global storehouse of God. They should be spread out to oversees missions by the individual Christian believers themselves. There are genuine Christian ministries in pastoring, teaching, and evangelism. But they are ministries of serving rather than domination, intimidation, and manipulation. Those latter three are witchcraft operations. They come out of the Spirit of Jezebel. The dangers of secular humanism have been laid out for us very clearly. But the dangers of religious humanism are more dangerous insofar as they are not recognized. A web of deception is being woven all around us. But we are scarcely aware of the bonds or of the strings that jerk us around.
The church needs to enter into the genuine holy flows of the Holy Spirit. We saw this back in the very beginnings of the Charismatic movement in the 70's. (We had such high hopes.) Alas, this wonderful Holy Spirit renewal was hijacked. It has now been taken over by the spirit of selfism and the monetary mores of Mammon. While we build our huge multi million dollar megachurches that stand idle most of the week Church giving to missions overseas is still a paltry 4%. We have been asked to take the Gospel to the nations. Is this the best we can do? Dear saints, this needs to be boosted to something worthy of our Lord Jesus. He has charged each one of us with the Great Commission.
The saints need to know and walk with their God, both in Spirit and in Truth. And they need to be led in praise and worship. But if the Holy Spirit is grieved and not as apparent as we would like Him to be then those who have gathered do not need to be "hyped up" in the soulish or fleshly realm. Nor does the Holy Spirit does not need to be "helped along" with vain repetition in endless choruses without lyrics and deafening loudspeakers. The Holy Spirit inhabits the praises of His people. The bride of Christ is being wooed by the Bridegroom, even as the Gomer was wooed by Hosea. He is there with her even in the midst of her tribulations the very afflictions she has brought upon herself. Even as we come into the end-times the saints will enter into the divine romance in unprecedented ways, They need to hear about these things.
Here is just one of many examples. The restrainer of the Antichrist is to be taken out of the way. (2Thes 2:6-7) But he is not the Holy Spirit. The teaching by evangelical prophecy teachers which says that the Holy Spirit is the "he" that will be "taken out of the way" during the final seven years of this age or Daniel's 70th Week is a grievous untruth. The Holy Spirit will not be taking a hike! He will not be going AWOL. He will be with us! He will be with us right through to the very end. In fact the scriptures clearly show us that there will be a blockbuster End-Time Revival of epic proportions. This will come upon "all flesh" for the testimony of Christ and the uplifting of the saints. And if we can believe the prophet Joel then this will be occurring right in the midst of the Great Tribulation! Genuine revival will be going on at the very same time as the Great Falling Away. This Holy Spirit outpouring will be powering up inside the 70th week to climax in a blaze of glory at the last day. This is precisely as Joel saw it. (Joel 2:28-32)
Unfortunately this Kingdom Now movement is not depending on God alone for His strengthening in holiness. The western church is backing up her connections to God with an array of other more earthy political connections. Her deals with Mammon are a real problem here. It is in this mixture that the Kingdom Now movement is taking the church into deeper compromise with the world. She is denying the clear warnings throughout all of the scriptures for the saints to lift up Jesus Christ in consecration and in holiness. She is not preparing the saints for the coming of Messiah and teaching us about His future Millennial Kingdom. She is bedding down with the world. There is a headstrong rush to compromise and covenant with world government and join the top ecumenical religious powerbrokers of this present world system.
There is a genuine unity in Christ. We have all seen this and we can rejoice in it. But when the church engages in back room "unity" dealings of a political nature we soon see the holy things of God being sold down the river. The basic tenets of the faith are also being badly compromised today. Holy things are being mixed in with the profane. This is precisely the same pattern of compromise we saw laid out for us 17 centuries ago at the Council of Nicea. God hates these sort of mixtures. He also says that He hates "the practices of the Nicolaitans" or the programs of those churchmen who set out like Balaam to "conquer the laity" for the rewards of Mammon.
Lust for power and money is a powerful force in religi-politics. This is driving much of the "unity" movement. The ones at the top of the hierarchical pyramid are like many of the rich and powerful wheeler-dealer CEO's of big business. In their worldly capacity they are assuming or usurping an authority over the Body of Christ that Christ Himself can only have. Only Jesus has authority over the Body of Christ. He and He alone is the Head of the Church.
History has seen this before on many occasions. Top operatives in the Kingdom Now movement are taking on the mantle of the Jesuits. They are preparing to assume a haughty rulership over Christians the likes of which have not seen since the Middle Ages. This can only lead to dark times and a new dark age up ahead. The apostle John saw in vision the specter of a bloody harlot system. It was not a pretty. (See John 17-18)
The Kingdom Now movement, (like the Pre-Trib Rapture doctrine), is failing to warn the saints. As in the parable of the ten virgins, many are failing to find the oil for the lamps. They are neglecting to prepare themselves spiritually in Christ for the coming darkness. They are saying that the church will take over the world without having to go through any refinings, trials, or testings. They are "cloaking" and "re-working" the Holy Scriptures concerning prophesied events of the End Time.
Of course they probably have the best of intentions. But the road to hell is strewn with the wreckage of what began as "good intentions". They want their people under them in their ecclessiastical pyramids to stay in the "positive" realm and maintain a "victory" mindset about the status quo. In short they do not want to hear anything about any Bible prophecy concerning any significant church trouble or church misbehavior up ahead. Repentance and soul seaching are too "old fashioned" or "negative". They have no place in a victory party, (or so they think). Since the future 70th week sounds like a whole lot of trouble and tribulation they don't want to hear about it. It puts a damper on their victory celebrations. So naturally they want to downplay End-Time Bible Prophecy as much as they possibly can. This is precisely what we are seeing in the Kingdom Now, Dominion Theology and Prophetic movements. They are deliberatly and actively disinterested in End-time Bible prophecy.
Here is where we come to the doctrine of partial preterism. Not surprisingly Kingdom Now Dominionists are keen to snap up any doctrine which would say that all or even half of the future 70th week has been fulfilled already. They would very much like to send all of it away, back into past Roman history. This is what Preterism is all about.
Full Preterists are extreme in this regard. They say that all 7 years of the 70th week of Daniel have been fulfilled back in the first century. They say that the 70 weeks prophecy was for the Jews only. They also say that all 70 weeks were wrapped up by 70 A.D., the time of the destruction of Jerusalem.
To many Christians, Full Preterism is heresy. But Partial Preterism? Now that is a sly little doctrine. It is exceedingly deceptive. It might possibly be able to sneak in to the evangelical camp and be received. Provided, of course, that the saints don't read their Bibles. Because if they did they would readily recognise it as error.
Many Christians know the scriptures concerning the coming tribulation. They also know that the Antichrist will rise up as the beast midway through the 70th week. (Dan.9:27b) He will establish his 666 system for the last half of the 70th week. (Rev.13:5,11:2) Dominionists have therefore had to be content with offering the saints just half a cup of the Preterist error instead of trying to sell them the full cup of preterism. They fall back to a second line of defense. They try to seel us the idea that half of the 70th week, (the first half), is past history. They can submerge and smokescreen the first half of the 70th Week. But most evangelicals know very well that the Antichrist will have power for three and a half years. They know that this period of holy history is up ahead. So partial preterists slip in their great lie. They say that the first half of the 70th week, (this is the part containing the Harlot), is not up ahead at all. They say that it was fulfilled in the 3.5 years of Jesus' ministry!
Why is this important? Both full preterism and partial preterism obliterate Dan.9:27. They both shut down the message of the future 7 year covenant with the Antichrist. This scripture is critically important. Dan.9:27 heralds the beginning of the 70th week. It is a critical signpost into those final 7 years of this age. This "cloaking" of Dan.9:27 also serves the forces of darkness in another way. Partial preterism blocks from view the emerging end-time harlot system!
A Harlot Church along with Israel will actually sign on with this false messiah. He will come on the scene as a successful global peacemaker and megadealer. He will broker an all-encompassing humanistic global "covenant with many" for a period of seven years. This is critically important information for the end-time Christian believers. We simply must get this right.
Dan.9:27 is a critical signpost set forth on the pathway of holy history. God put this marker there for the pilgrims. And God help any person who tries to obscure His signpost! The confirmation of the covenant will probably mark the transition out of the present Pax Americana. A day of blowing of trumpets will signal the entry of world history into the climactic 70th week of Daniel. Shades of this great future transition can be discerned in the "Battle Hymn of the Republic".
Jesus Himself said that He came in His Father's name but at a future time His people would refect Him in favor of someone who would come in his own name. (John 5:43) He is telling us here in this verss of a coming false messiah. The seven year covenant prophesied in Daniel 9:27 will involve surrender of sovereignty by the nation of Israel and the nations of Western Christendom we see in the G-8 group of leading nations. The key to it all will be the confirmation of a deal to establish a Middle East Peace Agreement. Will western armies go into the "West Bank" to ensure this "peace". Will their armoured divisions stand off to the north of Israel in the wide valley of Megiddo?
The deal will confirm a lasting Middle East Peace Treaty for seven years. The Middle East and Israel is quite rightly considered to be the key to world peace. But that peace can only come when the Prince of Peace comes into the hearts of men. And when the coming Messiah returns to rule He will establish His true Messianic Kingdom upon this earth for a literal one thousand years. The global peacemaker will promise to execute global disarmament of all nations. He will ask for a mandate to confiscate and destroy all nuclear and biological weapons of mass destruction. All citizens will be disarmed. World banking and world business and trade will be part of the covenant along with world labor. The global peacemaker and the harlot religious system will undertake the problem of world hunger, world health, and world eco-salvation in the rainforests. On the seas they will police world fisheries.
The involvement of the compromised church with the Daniel 9:27 seven year peace deal is an untold story. This scriptural truth will never make a popular sermon or sell on religious television. The established Christian church will be amalgamated as a generic "World Religion". Church workers will have to be licensed by the world church-state system before they are contracted and given a religious license to minister. The ecumenical roundtables will be busy. They will be writing out their policy and procedure manuals for submission to the various committees in their global sector. All of them, of course, must be approved by the World Leader.
In this heady power trip the church who makes the compromises called for will get the deals. The western church will be profoundly changed. There will be a return to a level of church power not seen since the middle ages. It will bring in a new dark age. The Holy Scriptures, (once again), will be outlawed. And those who bear testimony to the Word of God will be persecuted. But the lights will still shine in the darkness. (Isa.60)
The harlot church never did hold the scriptures dear. So she will not recognize the Antichrist as he comes on the scene as a global peacemaker. She will be blind to the fact that he is the prophesied false messiah. In this covenant she has entered into with her "prince" the harlot will become blind drunk with power. She will rise to dominate the New World Order during the first half of the 70th week. The untold story is that during the first 3.5 years of this final seven year period it will be the harlot religious system that actually begins the end-time persecutions against the saints.
As we have repeatedly seen in the history of Israel and in the history of the Church the true saints are the ones who are alienated and hated. So it will be at the climax of this age. Faithful evangelical Christians will be persecuted. Their persecutors will not be pagans, atheists, or New Agers. They will be persecuted by their fellow Christians. True saints will be persecuted by the end-time world Christian conglomerate. This is a hard lesson to get across to Christians. True Christians will not compromise their holy faith!
Compromised Christians will. Compromised Christians have always persecuted uncompromised Christians. That pattern will continue right up to the end of this evil age. The Apostle John saw the end-time harlot very clearly.
What he saw was not a pretty sight.
She was "drunk with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus". (Rev.17:6)
The 70 weeks prophecy is absolutely critical information for us to understand. I realise that some are taking this hard but the intelligence data the scriptures give us as endtime pilgrims is of such importance that we dare not get it wrong. It is destined to become literally a matter of life and death for many since Dan. 9:27 is a signpost placed for us by God showing us the threshold into the 70th week. This is a yet future period of 7 prophetic years of 360 days each. We are also told in scripture that many will be deceived and many will fall away or apostasize from the faith. (2Thes. 2:2-3) It is appalling to see the rush of "victory" minded endtime saints scorning a careful study of Daniel's prophecy of the 70 weeks in order to embrace their dream of a world church going on to victory comfortably covered with the fouled coverings of the present world system. They see no threshold or passage into a higher level of holiness. They see no rough passage ahead. They see no refinement of the church nor national salvation for the Jews. According to the Kingdom Now movement the church has no need of any refinement. With a few more ecumenical mergings and a few more roundtable deals with the New World Order this "victorious" globally established christianity sees itself rising up to dominate the world. See Watch.Pair.com They are not interested in Daniel's prophecy of the the 70th week and the Bible prophecy associated with it. This bible prophecy is a huge embarrassment to them. And it clearly gets in the way of their plans for global dominion. So they must write Dan.9:27 off into past history. Hence their embracing of partial preterism. Partial preterism/historicism says that the first half of the 70th week is "past history". Preterists and partial preterists say the 70th week was fulfilled either partially or back in Roman times. They consider that the first half of the 70th week was fulfilled by Jesus of all people! Does He fit the bill for the "prince" of Dan. 9:26-27, the earthy dealmaker, the abominator? Is Jesus the future leader who belongs to the anti-God people who destroyed the temple and Jerusalem back in 70 A.D. Is Jesus the "prince" who will commit the ultimate "abomination of desolation" in the future temple? Is Jesus the one who will make Jerusalem desolate? Hardly! The "prince" of Dan.9:26-27 is the false messiah who will do all these things.
So. What is the hidden agenda here in this partial preterism? Why do they say that the first half of the 70th week of God's determined dealings with His Judeo-Christian people has already been fulfilled two millennia ago in the life of Christ? Well this, dear saints, is where the plot thickens. Yes, some deep religious skullduggery is afoot in this shifty piece of work. Howso you ask? Well partial preterism effectively "cloaks" the first half of the future 70th week! It covers up the Dan.9:27 signpost on the pilgrim pathway. That signpost which the prophet Daniel secured for us will show us when we enter into the 70th week. This vital information is crucial. Yet even in this late hour it is being hidden by a thick smokescreen of unscriptural religious dissinformation. What else does this scripturally unfounded doctrine of partial preterism do? Well it covers up the nasty business of the emerging worldly harlot church. An all powerful global church will emerge in the endtime. She will dominate the first half of the final 7 years of this age. This doctrine also denies those scriptures attesting to the travail that will precede the birthing of coming Kingdom of Messiah. Obviously the harlot spirit wants to put a thick smokescreen of religious dissinformation over herself to cover her nefarious dealings. John the Divine, writer of the book of Revelation, heard the harlot system tell herself this lie saying,
"I sit as a queen,Like Gomer, the wayward wife of Hosea, the worldly church plans to charm her way into power. She will continue her practice of "sleeping with the enemy" just as she has done down through the past history of the congregation of Israel and also past history of the Christian congregation since Nicea. Oh yes. The damsel in distress has her way with her princes. Or so she thinks. But alas! This time she commits the ultimate compromise of holy things. John saw her defiling the holy cup of Christ. Many christian agents are unwittingly being used by dark religious spirits to "cloak" the truths regarding the first half of the 70th week. It is truly amazing to see the harlot religious system even now, as a Trojan horse, establishing herself inside the politically unifying and compromising western church. But here she is, in all her endtime vainglory, the harlot, just as John saw her.
... and will see no sorrow".-Rev.18:7
Jesus was NOT involved in the past with any earthy 7 year covenant. Nor will He or His holy people be involved in the 7 year deal as it opens up in the future. It will be a false messiah, an impostor, who will confirm this future 7 year masterpiece of compromise. The covenant of our Lord Jesus, who is the promised "Seed of Abraham" (-Gal.3:29) is an "everlasting covenant". -Gen 17:7, Gen.17:19, Isa.55:3, Ezek.37:26, Heb.13:20 Neither Jesus nor his true and uncompromising pilgrim church will have anything to do with this unholy, "down and dirty" 7 year deal of Dan.9:27. But the harlot church will.
So what is our conclusion? It is simply this. There is surely one "week" or seven year period of God's determined dealings with His Judeo-Christian people yet to run. It will begin when a future false messiah, a global megadealer, signs this 7 year covenant with "many". On that epic day Dan.9:27 will be fulfilled. And the covenant beginning the final drama of this age will pass into international law for its emergence into history.
The fact that there is a future 70th week and that there yet remains a climactic period of 7 prophetic years left to run seems beyond dispute. It is also clearly apparent that the 70th week of Daniel begins when God's covenant people, the Judeo-Christian people, make a 7 year deal. They will reject the eternal covenant. They will forget the holy covenant their fathers made with YHVH, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They will sit down at table and make an earthy 7 year covenant with a Luciferian selfist, a charismatic politico-relgious charmer and hypnotiser of the masses. Such a man will be the global peacemaking megadealer of Dan.9:27. This is an awful truth. But Jesus Himself said that this very thing would indeed occur. Here are His own words on the matter.
"I am come in my Father's name,This critical scriptural information however, is unacceptable to Kingdom Now/ Dominionist/Latter Rain endtime church jingoists. They see a "Kingdom Now"/Latter Rain/Dominionist/Ecumenical unified global church taking over the world. In spite of the enormous compromises to holiness involved here the elements of the church who are making this worldly power grab do not want to hear any talk about a compromise, an apostasy, or a harlot church. Incredibly they believe that the coming Kingdom of God will come out of the present church order and will be birthed without testings, trials and travail. In this they are deliberately ignoring a huge body of scripture which gives us an entirely different message.
and you receive me not.
If another shall come in his own name,
him you will receive. -John 5:43
The Messiah will return.
And yes, when He returns He will indeed find a radiant remnant church without spot, wrinkle or blemish. -Eph.5:27
And yes, all the jewels, including the "lost ten tribes" will be found. - Mal.3:16
After enduring much heat and pressure all of the "jewels" will be taken up and set in the heavenly ordained places where they belong. And yes the gold will be refined as well.
But all these wonders must come out of the crucible of a future 70th week.
The present western church does not want to hear of this. She plans to unify herself politically and negotiate her way painlessly into taking the reigns of history very soon in the coming crises. She sees herself as becoming a victorious church not just religiously but also economically, politically and militarily. In fact she intends to charm her way into taking over the New World Order. Huge stakes and huge amounts of money are involved here. The harlot church of the endtime will see her "victory" as being achieved politically. They do not see the necessity or the desirability of the church coming into victory spiritually by witness to Jesus or ("shudder") by martyrdom. With their "positive confession" mindset they of course do not see any tribulation for them! No sir! They are continuing to conduct their church business as usual by compromising the faith of Christ with the world and the powers abroad. Their position is popular with the carnal christian crowds.
Here is the link to the harlot church article.
This is information that the current "prophetic movement" apparently does not want you to "see". Have you ever heard the prophets warn about this endtime sellout by the established church? This is absolutely crucial biblical information on the endtime. Yet the "prophets" and "prophetesses" are strangely silent on this. And they censure people of the Book saying "don't get carried away with endtime Bible prophecy". Why are they saying this? What is it that they don't they want the endtime pilgrims to see? Are they cast from the same mold as the 400 prophets that Micaiah faced before King Ahab and Queen Jezebel 2800 years ago? -1Kings ch.22 Are these "prophets" more beholden to the kings and political rulers and to the pagan crowds and the world system than they are faithful to God and His Word?
Do todays prophets and prophetesses not fear God? Do they not read all the stern warnings from God in the OT concerning false prophets who have an inclination to tell the people what they want to hear? Do they twist and explain away the implications of the faithful rendering of Daniel's prophecy of the 70 weeks because they don't like what they read there? Do they dare declare to men and angels that they are standing as watchmen and yet fail to proclaim a faithful warning to the people regarding critical endtime events? Dear saints, this is extremely serious. The people of God must be warned!
"......if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity,Are you sure you want to be a prophet or a prophetess in this day and age and be fast and loose with the prophetic truth which has already given in the holy Word of God? -1Kings 22:17
but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."!!-Ezek.33:6
Are you sure?-1Kings 22:27
Are you sure?? -Jer.5:31
Are you sure??? -Isa.30:10
Are you sure? ???? -Ezek.13:1-6
This is absolutely amazing. Why the silence from the prophets and prophetesses on this life and death matter of the emerging harlot church? She is destined to get her share of temporal power in the harlot system reigning over the New World Order in the first half of the 70th week. This is the real and archtypical story of "Beauty and the Beast". Just like the compromised church in past church history she will make a deal with the emerging global political superpower. The pattern of "compromise in order to gain power" is unchanged. By comparison, his future deal of Dan.9:27 will make the Nicea sellout by the church with Roman Emperor Constantine back in 325 A.D. look like a Sunday school picnic. This time the church as the "damsel in distress" will engage in a total sellout of all her sacred things. She will open herself up to a handsome prince. Or so she thinks. But this false messiah will truly turn into a frog. In the same manner as she did in the past the compromised worldly church will then go right out and persecute the uncompromised pilgrim church. John saw her "drunk with the blood of the saints". -Rev.17:6. Just as the established church has done in past church history she will kill many faithful saints of God in the first half of the 70th week. This obviously is before the harlot is destroyed by the ten global rulers (Rev.17:16-17). And this persecution will come before the midweek abomination of desolation when the antichrist is revealed as the beast that he really is at the midpoint of the 7 years. -Dan.9:27
So much for "Beauty and the Beast". The endtime harlot church hand in hand with her champion, the Antichrist, will one day play out that epic story. Only it will not be as pretty as Disney studios have shown it.
Brothers and sisters, as we have seen above, Jesus Himself warned us about the endtime apostasy. - John 5:43 The Apostle Paul spoke of it in detail. -2Thes 2:3-12. God Almighty is a holy God. And He does not take lightly those who would dare to bring false information to His Elect people. The saints will at some future time go up to bring their testimony before the watching world during that final critical section of the pilgrim pathway, the 70th week. These are days of great deception, just as Jesus warned us they would be. -Mat.24:4-21 We MUST get the right intelligence data from the holy scriptures. We should not content ourselves with the "popular" spin on endtime matters. This leads us into religious dissinformation which snares us. Nor should we listen to "prophets" if what they are saying flies in the face of what the Holy Spirit has already spoken in holy scripture. Popular religion is almost never holy and is usually dead wrong. Information warfare inside the church is now well underway. Stay close to your Saviour and Friend and trust your Bible and the guidance of the Holy Spirit for the correct endtime Word from God. Awesome days are approaching. God needs His people to stand on His Word as given to us in the scriptures
Dear saints, please, please be careful!
The days are evil.
Now is the time to draw near to Jesus Christ in total devotion to Him.
The scriptures are our chart. Beware of the rhetoric of men. It is only by knowing the genuine that we shall recognise the counterfeit.
And God has given us His Holy Spirit to be our Comforter (Strengthener) and Guide.
"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,Grace and peace to all,
And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory
with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior, who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty, dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
- Amen." -Jude 24-25
Back to Section 8:
1. PLACING the PASSAGE of the NISAN MOONS:
for 445 B.C. and for 32 A.D.
2. ASTRONOMICAL DATA on the SLOWING LUNAR ORBIT.
3. TRACKING the 69 WEEKS, or 173,880 DAYS,
USING SOLAR/CALENDAR & LUNAR CYCLES. On to Section 10:
A WORD OF EXHORTATION TO THE SAINTS
WHO AT SOME FUTURE TIME MAY FIND THEMSELVES ENTERING THE 70TH WEEK.
Some more devotional articles on apocalyptic Biblical themes for the enquiring Christian.