God’s Prophetic Calendar!
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God is a God of order, not of chaos! God is outside of time …but He has a plan involving time from before the foundation of the world – from the end to the beginning; “…for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’” – Isaiah 46:9-10.
The Bible uses 360-day years in; Genesis, Daniel, and Revelation (42 months = 1260 days = time, times, and half a time). This suggests God’s Prophetic Calendar runs on 360 days per year (which was based on the original creation, disrupted at the FLOOD of Noah in Genesis 6:9-9:17, and will likely be restored in the Great Tribulation period or Millennial Kingdom). The Gregorian Calendar that we all use today is based upon 365.25 days = 1 year and that’s how we get our leap year.
We living in the End-times where wickedness and darkness is increasing rapidly! Sadly, many believers are even saying that it’s better for a corrupt Biden to win the American election even though he stole it so that the Rapture can begin? No! God does not work that way! He’s NOT going to just sit there and say; “Oh, I see that Biden won unfairly so let Me change my plans and rush the Rapture plan!” Nor, will God say; “Trump won so let me wait 4 more years!” No! God has “appointed times” for everything and it’s His “Mo’ed’s – His Appointed Times. At the “appointed time” Mary gave birth to our Lord Yeshua (Jesus). It was at God’s “appointed time” – a specific day – a specific month and a specific year when our Lord had to be born and so God also has an “appointed time when He will return!” God has an “appointed time for everything!”
The Apostle Paul tells us to redeem the time for the days are evil (Ephesians ). The sanctity of time and the Lord’s sovereignty over history were lessons that God sought to teach His chosen nation,
Did you know that God’s Prophetic Calendar is NOT based upon the Gregorian Calendar that we all use today? God’s Biblical Calendar is also the time-line of when events occur! On the Gregorian Calendar it will be the year 2021 but on God’s Calendar we are currently in the year 5781 (until the evening of the 6th – 7th September on Rosh Hashanah it will then become year 5782) and is based upon the Torah and Talmud and of Creation Week from Adam (Genesis 1) of 7 days = 6 days of creation and on the 7th day God rested. “Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” – 2 Peter 3:8 (see also Psalm 90:4).
From the Sabbath cycle, we can discern that humanity is granted approximately 7000 years of existence on Earth which is as follows; 6,000 years of human government + 1,000 years of Yeshua (Jesus) Government in the Millennial Kingdom = 7,000 Years. To support this belief, Jews have always acknowledged the 7-Day Creation Week symbolizes a 7,000-Year plan for humanity. “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So, God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.” – Genesis 2:2-3.
Each Prophetic “day” represents 1000 years of the earth’s story: The first two days = 2,000 years of the Creation Week are referred to as “Days of Chaos” and then the next two days which are days 3–4 = 3,000-4,000 years and are referred to as the “Days of the Torah” or “Old Testament Law and Prophets.” And, at the end of day 4 or the 4th Day which = 4,000 years after Creation Week - the “Messiah was to come” …and 2,000 years ago is when the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) was born. The Jews were “blinded” and could NOT recognise Him as they believed their Messiah had not yet come. The “Holy Spirit” came on “Shavuot or Day of Pentecost” …and so days 5-6 are referred to as “Times of the Church” and “Times of the Gentiles” and “End of Days” or “Latter Days” (Acts 2:17). As true Judea-Christians - Bible believers we also believe that the last 2-days are the “Days of the Messiah!”
So, what follows next...? The next Church event will be the “Rapture” or “Catching away” …and then the 7-Year “Great Tribulation” will follow immediately. Day 7 will be the 1,000-Year “Sabbath Rest” or “Shemitah Week” (Genesis 2:3) and the Millennium reign of our Lord Yeshua (Jesus). This is the “Creation Week” in a summary! When Peter was talking in Book of Acts about the “Latter Days” or the “End of Days” … he was talking about our times – TODAY, which was 2,000 years since he lived on the earth at the very beginning of the end of days …and so we are actually living at the end of the “End times!” We are that one privileged generation and are blessed to be alive at the end of the 6th Day. However, we really believe that the war of Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 could be at any time …and is on the horizon!
Since we are living at the very end of 6th Day = 6,000 Years since Creation Week it could be referred to as “Adam’s lease” upon the earth. We know that in the beginning God Created the earth in 6 days and then gave it to Adam to take care of; “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”- Genesis 1:26. But, the enemy – Satan came to deceive Adam and so he (and Eve) sinned and gave away the “authority and dominion” that God had given to him …and Satan took it from Adam illegally through lies and deception – theft! So, when Adam and Eve “fell”, their “work week” began. No longer would they enjoy the pleasures freely and as well as the life of ease in
Ever since, ALL of creation longs for the “Sabbath Rest!” On the 7th day is when the earth WILL be recreated. You see God had given Adam the “authority and dominion” over the earth …but through unbelief and rebellion against God and for rather trusting in Satan’s deception - he lost it! Does this sound like our world today? Adam had the legal right not the moral right to turn over the authority to Satan and so he did that! For 6,000-years just as Satan did to Adam he has and still is deceiving mankind – but, Adam’s lease of 6,000-years is very soon coming to an end! The Messiah will return for His beloved Church – the true believers!
God’s “Mo’ed” – “Appointed Times” are based upon His Calendar; the Hebrew Calendar which is connected to the 7-Feasts of the Lord! The 7-Feasts are God’s 7-Mo’ed’s (appointed times) and they are His plan for the Redemption of the world (Leviticus 23). The first 3 Feasts are collectively called Pesach (Passover-Unleavened Bread-First fruits) and are the Spring Feasts of the Lord. These three Feasts have all been FULFILLED The Lord Yeshua’ Death and Resurrection. The 4th Feast follows exactly 50 days later and is; Shavuot and was also FULFILLED with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and the Church Age began on this day 2,000 years ago.
Then there is a long gap between this Shavuot (Pentecost) and the Fall Feasts of the Lord as this gap represents the “Church Age” and the “Times of the Gentiles” for 2,000 years where we are currently in - at its end! But here’s the exciting part! The Last (3 of the 7) Feasts of the Lord are yet UNFULFILLED and they are collectively; The Fall Feasts of the Lord; Rosh Hashanah-Yom Kippur-Succoth which we know as Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feast of Tabernacles. These last three Feasts represent the “Rapture of the Church,” and “the Lord’s Second Coming” …and 1,000-year Millennium reign! They will begin on the 06th September, 2021 with the New Biblical Year 5782.
The Biblical traditional division of 12 months to the year is found in Scripture… In the history recorded in; 1 Chronicles 27:2-15 and as we also read in; 1 Kings 4:7; “And Solomon had twelve deputies over all
The length of a lunar month is the period between two new moons; 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 21 seconds. But the lunar calendar is 10 Days and 21 hours shorter than the solar year. If the discrepancy were NOT corrected the order of the months would become so distorted that the Hebrews would be celebrating the Spring Feasts of the Lord - in the Fall (autumn) …and so to compensate they instituted a periodic leap in which a 13th-month was added after the 12th month of Adar (about March). God’s (Hebrew) Calendar is based upon the moon and is a “Mo’ed” in Hebrew …or as we say; “appointed time” and so each month is calculated on the days of the NEW moon. “And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish between the day and the night, and let them be signs to mark the seasons and days and years.” – Genesis 1:14. These are ALL “Mo’ed’s” – appointed or fixed times on God’s Calendar!
God also has a Calendar of Years which is called the “Shemitah Sabbatical Cycles” as He divides the years into 7-Year periods. A week of years is 7 years! At the end of the 7th year
…and this “observance” only applied to one nation. BUT as a “sign” it applies to EVERY nation and is NOT bound only to
The Holiest month on the Biblical Calendar is that of Tishrei which is the 7th Month on the Hebrew Calendar and on Gregorian Calendar falls between September and October. On the evening of the 01st Tishrei – Rosh HaShanah / Feast of Trumpets begins the Fall Feasts of the Lord. It is so sacred a month that 10 of its days are known as “High Holidays.” Every Hebrew month begins with a new moon but the month of Tishrei is so sacred that the day on which it begins, its new moon is itself a “High Holy Day.” Most Hebrew months contain none of the sacred appointed Holy Days given to Moses at Sinai but Tishrei contains 10 of them not including at least 9 other days also deemed HOLY.
The Rabbis saw Tishrei and the High Holy Days of fall or autumn as focusing on the; “Kingship of YHVH God” His Rule – His Power – His Sovereignty and His DOMINION! The sounding of Shofars during the Feast of Trumpets was among other things the proclaiming of the Lord as KING and Sovereign over the world …and over every nation and over the loves of God’s people. The “Shemitah” is in Tishrei the 7th Month of the 7th Year!
But did you know that the month of Tishrei is also known as the time of Judgement? The 1st Day of Tishrei is also known as “Yom Ha Din,” or “the Day of Judgement!” During Rosh HaShanah - The Feast of Trumpets, the shofars are sounded and the sound of the Shofar is NOT only that of a “solemn” gathering …BUT is the sound of “ALARM and WARNING” of approaching danger – the warning impending judgement! So, you see the month of Tishrei is the month of reckoning when the nation stands before Almighty God and when sin is dealt with!
The word “Shemitah” linked to the verb for “to let fall”- “to cast down” and “to collapse.” The purpose of this year was “to let go” of worldly things and focus on God. The “Shemitah” operates within the “economic and financial realms” (financial crisis, stock market and its crashes, downturns, depressions, recessions, collapses) …and is still in effect in the realms of our modern world and nations. However, if as the Bible warns us through the Prophets that during the times of Ancient Israel that the people should repent from wickedness and for disobeying God …so the Year of the “Shemitah” would become an economic and financial curse - instead of blessing! This is also true for ALL other nations today …as well as
So why is understanding of the “Shemitah” important?
In Genesis 41:36 - we read that God warned
Did you know that a black and white cow was born on
And, to add to this amazing story a red heifer was also born in
Could be that the first cow born in
Let’s look BACKWARDS at the last “Shemitah Year 5775 which was from;
Though some focused-on dates and the blood moons, believing something had to happen immediately following or at a set time, many missed the gigantic picture. And, many things have happened around the world after those blood moons …and since that “Shemitah” Year have happened quickly and suddenly.
What did we see in 2020…? It was “a year of transition” and WILL continue on into 2021. It was also a year of trusting God and He was faithful throughout… “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I (God) am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I (God)will make all things new. Even the old things, the dead things, I (God) will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert!” – Isaiah 43:18-19. We believe things WILL begin to change drastically; some things will end - more will re-arrange and some will happen to prepare the true
The next “Shemitah” Year – a “super Shemitah” …We have already gone through covid-19 which has yet to have a cure but when you think about it – it’s more about a vaccine which Bill Gates and his fellow Globalists will soon declare it compulsory. Soon the “Times of the Gentiles” WILL come to an end - the end of the “wheat, grape and olive harvest!” All three of those crops are harvested one last time in the Fall in
2020 with all the Lockdowns and shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 China Virus was like a “Shemitah” Year as the lands across the world rested in a “forced Sabbatical …so it could be said that with the coming “Shemitah” Year of 2021 – 2022 is a double “Spiritual Shemitah Year” like a leap year! In this coming year 2021 we believe that God will be turning the soil over in the neglected, abandoned places to make way for future growth. Like
While looking at what happens in Israel …and while looking today at the GLOBAL picture …and the nations we MUST pay special attention to America! So, the “Shemitah” is linked NOT only to national judgement but also national blessing! We saw that clearly under President Trump as the world stood and watched blessing after blessing! Those who bless Israel will be blessed …but those who curse Israel will be cursed. If a nation turns away from God and the foundations on which it was established – judgement is sure to follow. Let’ look back at South Africa‘s history how blessed the nation was when the government stood with Israel. Did you know there were South African pilots that also helped Israeli Air force be established in 1947/48 which led towards defeating the enemy and winning the war of independence in 1948. South Africa was once a prosperous bordering on First-World-Country that had the best hospitals, infrastructure, schools etc., but sadly over the past 26 years under the present government who openly support BDS and the enemies of Israel and corruption - God’s blessing for the nation has become like a curse with the land and its foundations - ruined! However, blessing does come to any individual or church supporting Israel and so we will always encourage blessing to Israel. God bless you!
God’s Word is true! He IS watching to see how the nations are treating His people – Israel. God will have mercy on Israel through Gentile believers acting as mediators towards them! This is one of the most amazing revelations ever given to the Church – an opportunity to do something that carries the highest priority in the heart of God. Yet, sadly, so few have seen the potential and the rewards of serving God in this manner - as agents of mercy to Israel and the Jewish people! Israel was and still is despised today and a despised nation continually turning away from God BUT nothing ever altered the purpose of God for that nation. The despised element is always a noticeable element in the purpose of God. When the Saviour of the world came, He came of that despised nation; like Israel… He Himself was; “despised and rejected by men,” …and there is that despised element; “…things that are despised God has chosen,” 1 Corinthians 1:28. Now, more than at any time is the time to support Israel and the Jewish people - the Lord’s Brethren! We are witnessing the nations and people turning their backs on Israel. Thank you for your prayers and generous financial support especially during these very difficult times. With “lockdown” and difficult “recovery” still lying ahead we ARE reminded that the Wuhan Corona Virus has caused many dire needs and continue to increase here in Israel upon the already most vulnerable! Once again – Thank you!
We hope that you enjoy and become more informed by our work. We serve an awesome God and we are humbled by this opportunity to bring you this information. With Shalom to you and your family always,
Alf & Julie Saunders
01st January, 2021
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