THE ISSUE - II
CONT., page 13
1993 & 1994
Now let us bring this matter of timing into even further focus and significance. The following information is dramatic and relevant, once again tying events scheduled for this most conclusive time in which we live, back to highly initiating events and times occurring thousands of years prior.
We have noted that completion of this 120 Jubilee probation period from the time of the original garden brings us to 1993. Likewise, forty Jubilees from the crucifixion of Yahshua brings us to the end of the church's wilderness journey's in the same year. Of course it would also be true that fifty Jubilees from the edict of Artaxerxes to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem would likewise fall on 1993. And, eighty Jubilees from the time when the father of faith, Abram, was nineteen years old, would once again be 1993. Even as eighty Jubilees from Adam saw the most significant event of Yahshua's crucifixion, what significant event might we now expect eighty Jubilees from Abram?
As you can see, 1993 was a MOST important point in time. It was a MOST important and fulfilling completion of time with MAJOR implications. We have already seen the GREAT significance this has with the timing of the fruits of the kingdom. So what took place in 1993 that was so significant? Before answering this, let us see two other important periods of time that equally have a very telling and strikingly similar conclusion.
We noted that the first of these significant Jubilees was relative to Abram - the 40th Jubilee. This man was the father of faith, and fifty-one years after the 40th Jubilee, Yahweh came to him and declared a covenant that He would perform on his behalf. At Yahweh's instructions, Abram provided the covenant parts; he then guarded them from the birds of prey, and at nightfall went to sleep. It was then that Yahweh passed through those parts as a smoking oven and flaming torch, effecting a covenant with Abram (Genesis 15).
This was a most important event for all mankind, particularly relevant to the kingdom of God. In many ways, the kingdom of God relates back to this one telling event and time when God made a covenant with a man. Let us now consider the timing of this covenant relative to today.
The scripture we will look at next addresses the issue of covenants, referencing this covenant Yahweh made with Abram. But in this reference we will find enumerated a most important and telling period of time. We will read from Galatians 3:16-17:
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. ... What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise."
Here we read that the Law was given 430 years after the covenant Yahweh made with Abram. Of course the Law was given immediately after the sons of Israel were delivered out of Egypt. Let us now read from Exodus 12:40-41 where we will find once again this same number and events.
Now the time that the sons of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came about at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, that all the hosts of Yahweh went out from the land of Egypt.
We find then that this 430 year period marked the time of the bondage of the sons of Israel "to the very day" from the covenant made with Abram, to the time of their deliverance out of Egypt. So we find this chronology: Yahweh made His covenant with Abram, and 430 years later to the day, the sons of Israel were delivered out of Egypt. Thus we can say, 430 represents the period of bondage in Egypt. (This information can also be found in Secrets of Time, by Steve Jones.))
Since 430 years represents the nations level period, what would be the outcome if Yahweh placed a higher degree of fulfillment on this significant period by making it a multiple of time, elevating it to a heavenly-level number? This we have already seen with the 120 as well as forty Jubilee probationary periods; but obviously we are not dealing here with 430 Jubilees! So what would Yahweh's higher level of this 430 year period be?
Earlier in this writing we noted that following nine "days," or 9,000 years, from Adam, Yahweh completed a legal gestation period relative to man, resulting in bringing forth the fruit of the kingdom - the bride's as well as the body's entrance into immortality! In this we see the significance of the number nine, and will now more thoroughly address this very important number.
Nine is a number that speaks of fruit, gifts, judgment, and most importantly, completion. From E. W. Bullinger's book, Number in Scripture, page 235, we read concerning the number "nine":
It is the last of the digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant of the conclusion of a matter.
It is akin to the number six, six being the sum of its factors (3 x 3 = 9, and 3 + 3 = 6), and is thus significant of the end of man, and the summation of all man's works. Nine is, therefore the number of finality or judgment, for judgment is committed unto Jesus as "the Son of man" (John v.27; Acts xvvii.31). It marks the completeness , the end and issue of all things as to man - the judgment of man and all his works.
And as noted, nine is the number of months for the creation of a human being. Yahweh has so designed it that the bringing forth of fruit from mankind requires a nine period gestation. This, we will find, is not only true with earthly development, but likewise with Yahweh's higher spiritual developments in the kingdom of God, made up of man.
Even recently we have seen the testimony of both of these numbers we are presently considering - nine and 430. Let us briefly consider this. In the writings on this web site under Election 2000 Information, we have considered the highly prophetic testimonies regarding the most recent US elections. In this prophetic election, we find that similarly George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. And, he occupies another most revealing place as the ninth President in the death election cycle in which 7 Presidents consecutively died in office in a twenty year election cycle, with the conquering of death by Ronald Reagan. Equally, Bush became President because the nine member Supreme Court's decision brought the absolute conclusion to the contest between these two men, overturning the 7 member state court's decision on recounts - the battle for the chad. We also see that George W. Bush occupies a very clear prophetic place as the second Remnant - the second Bush separated from the former by two-term Clinton.
Taking the nine for its great prophetic significance of being completion, what would be the outcome of a complete period of time of nine periods of 430 years? Once again we would find a completion period on a higher kingdom level, or bondage in "Egypt" to its complete and higher fulfillment. Let us now multiply 430 times nine and see at what date we arrive, marking this time from the pivotal covenant that Yahweh made with Abram. That covenant was made in 1877 BC. Nine times 430 equals 3,870 years. What year from this covenant do we find the completion of bondage in Egypt? It was 1994, the year following the all important year of 1993 where we found several Jubilee patterns finding their fulfillment!
In keeping with the purpose of this writing in "pulling out the stops," let us add one more testimony before we see the fulfillment that Yahweh provided to these promises.
In a writing not yet published on this site regarding a king of Judah by the name of Jehoiachin, there is the following description of this man - "One of the least known men in the Bible, yet one of whom events surrounding his life cause him to stand out as one of the most unique and important!"
Jehoiachin's obscurity comes from the fact that his reign was the second shortest of any of the kings of Judah or the kings of Israel - a mere three months and ten days. His seemingly sole point of notoriety lies in the fact that he was the king sitting on the throne of David when the first deportation of the Jews to Babylon occurred. Outside of the brief mention that he was eventually restored from his imprisonment to sit at the table of the king of Babylon and rule with him, little else on the surface seems noteworthy in his life. But, considering these two truly important points, as well as taking a closer look at the accounts concerning his life, we actually find this Jehoiachin to be one of the most unique testimonies in the entire Bible!
In December, 598 BC, the evil, oppressive, and violent king of Judah, Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 22:17), died, leaving the throne of David to his son, Jehoiachin. But Jehoiachins reign was destined to be very short, for already on his way to mount a siege against the city of Jerusalem was King Nebuchadnezzar and his powerful army from Babylon. Ancient records reveal that on the second day of Adar, 597 BC, Jehoiachin was captured. Following only three months and ten days as king, Jehoiachin and ten thousand captives from Jerusalem, including all the craftsmen, the smiths, the officials and leading men of the land, all the men of valor, as well as all the treasures of the house of Yahweh, were deported to Babylon (2 Kings 24:8f).
We read in 2 Kings 25:27f that when Nebuchadnezzar died, his son, Evil-merodach, upon becoming king of Babylon, released Jehoiachin from prison "and set his throne above the thrones of the kings who were with him in Babylon. And Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes, and had his meals in the kings presence regularly all the days of his life; and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, a portion for each day, all the days of his life." Jehoiachins imprisonment was precisely thirty-seven years (from Adar 2, 597 BC to Adar 25/27, 560 BC).
In Secrets of Time (pages 69-71), we find some most wonderfully revealing truth concerning Yahwehs use of this man as an intercessor for Egypt. To fully understand this intercession, one would need to read this portion in Steves book. We see through this insight that Jehoiachin served a very important and prophetic role as an intercessor. But even further, prophetically we see in this picture the intercessoral role of the church.
Getting directly to the point, like Jehoiachin, the first Remnant had a most brief period of "reigning" with Yahshua. But that period was cut short, for quickly Mystery Babylon took over the kingdom and it was taken into captivity and bondage. In time though, Nebuchadnezzar Christianity "dies," or is put to sleep, and the second Remnant is brought out of prison, and will have a throne above the thrones of the kings, will put on new garments or new bodies, will receive its provision from the King of kings and eat from His table (even as we are eating from it right now in this writing).
So when we find this kingdom testimony with its first Remnant, followed by Nebuchadnezzar's Babylonian-bondage Christianity, and then second Remnant deliverance from prison and elevation to the throne to serve with the King of kings, any prophetic periods of time associated with this concluding fulfillment would be MOST hopeful in the end!
Let us now read from Steve's book, page 71:
Jehoiachin was in captivity at the time of Judah's 70-year captivity to Babylon. His dungeon experience prophesied of a long-term Babylonian captivity that has affected us all today. This longer-term captivity is not a mere 37 years, nor even 70 years. It is 37 x 70 years long, extending from 597 BC to 1994 AD. It is 2,590 years in all.
So did you notice that we now have a double witness to the significance of this year, 1994? This time it is per specifically the end of Babylonian bondage and the ascension of the second Remnant to the throne, to put on new bodies, and to eat from the King's table! So now we see that 1994 marked the completion of two highly significant periods of bondage:
What happened in 1994 that was the fulfillment of not only these two remarkably attesting time periods, but also something of outstanding significance that would take place on the heals of all the dramatic 1993 Jubilee cycle completions? All of these awesome testimonies indicate that something REMARKABLY CONSUMMATING took place! What was it? Let us now see!
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