God’s Prophetic Calendar!

Shalom Partner and Friend of Israel,

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 5:16). The sanctity of time and the Lord’s sovereignty over history were lessons that God sought to teach His chosen nation, Israel. Through the holy Calendar given at Mount Sinai, the Lord God of the universe ordered the days of His people, focusing their attention on the heavenly realm. The Feasts of the Lord were not given to enslave the Israelites, but rather to free them and to rely on God and His plan …and attributes of the Holy One of Israel. Through those special days, they were to recognise that He is the Lord of every moment and must rule over every second of their lives. This applies to each one of us - Jew or Gentile …and we MUST use these Feasts of the Lord as though they were our tutor as well as they direct us to what lies ahead in the future! The Feasts of the Lord have a great deal to teach ALL who have crowned Him Lord in their lives!

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 Eden, but would now have to work hard, strive, and toil for the essentials of life – for the rest of the days of his life. This curse was then passed on from generation by generation!

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 Israel, who provide for a month in the year.” The Ancient Hebrews observed a 12-month lunar year based on; Psalm 104:19; “He made the moon for the seasons; the sun knows the place of setting.”

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 Israel is to let the land rest in the Shemitah Year. When we count 7x7 Shemitah Years =49 and then the following year = 50th becomes a “Jubilee” Year! God compelled Israel to keep the “Shemitah” as an “observance”

…and this “observance” only applied to one nation. BUT as a “sign” it applies to EVERY nation and is NOT bound only to Israel or schedule or regularity. As a “sign” when it appears every 7th Year it affects everyone. So here we can see that the basics of the “Shemitah” are that it represents a specific 7-year cycle that has been counted by the Jews ever since the days of Moses. The “Shemitah year,” was the 7th-Year of the 7-year cycle. That 7th year was called the “Sabbath” or “Shemitah Year.” During this 7th Year cycle, the Jews were required to treat the whole year as they would a regular Sabbath day. This means that they weren't allowed to plant or harvest. Food was to be imported. Any debts were nullified. It was a year of restoration, for example, if you had lost an inheritance, it was restored to you.

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 Israel. For example; In the case of the destruction of Jerusalem and its 1st Temple in 586 BC, the “Shemitah” appeared as a Prophetic “Sign” against a nation in moral decline and spiritual apostasy from God and moving away from their Biblical foundations. You see that America contains a unique connection to Ancient Israel, being formed and established after its pattern!

So why is understanding of the “Shemitah” important? America is considered by most important across the world and especially important to the way it treats Israel and is considered by most to be “the land of promise, freedom and opportunity” …and was built upon the Bible! Even the US dollar has “In God we Trust” printed on it. However, as the history of Israel has shown us - when a nation forsakes God it WILL be destroyed and rots from the inside.

In Genesis 41:36 - we read that God warned Egypt of the coming 7 years of “abundance” and the 7 years of “famine.” In Scripture we read that each cow represented a year and that the 7 sickly cows represented famine. The Biblical significance of Pharaoh’s dream was that there was a coming famine and that the cows represented warning of prosperity - to famine. Remember that the “Shemitah” Years are “Sabbath” Years where the purpose is to make God's children remember Him and turn back to Him! God always gives us warning – but are we seeing and are we hearing? 

Did you know that a black and white cow was born on 26th September, 2014 with a perfect number “7” on its head? This birth took place on Tishrei 1 on Rosh HaShanah - the first day of the New Jewish Year and Feast of Trumpets. It was born at the beginning of the last Shemitah Year 2014/15 to a Pennsylvania dairy Farm who named the calf “Benjamin” and linked it to a football quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Stealers’. Whilst on the very same day another cow – a sacrificial red heifer was born in Texas also with a perfect number “7” that looks just like the Hebrew 7 (or 'dalet' which is also 5)? Perfect 7's on Tishrei 1 - Rosh HaShanah and a sacrificial red heifer - cleansing! Interesting facts: 2 cows = 2 witnesses of what was to come! Also, 2X7=14 representing Pharaoh’s dream of two different cows. Yes, look again: 7+7=14 cow’s total. Remember that the “7” is a sacred number in Hebrew and when multiplied is of greater significance. Here, in the picture, we have two 7's! Also look at the year 2014 the last two digits = 14!

And, to add to this amazing story a red heifer was also born in Israel for the first time in 2,000 years in 2018 during the time of the Jubilee signalling a sign of the coming 3rd Temple. It was NOT born with a number ‘7’ on its head but was born during Israel’s 70th Year Celebration since 1948 …and the same year President Trump moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem! The Rabbi’s believe that after the birth of a perfectly red heifer - female calf, the Jewish Messiah will return and a promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world. Since then, 2 more red heifers were born in Israel during 2020 - Covid-19 lockdown restrictions which are considered to have great significance! Nothing is coincidence with God!

Could be that the first cow born in America was a warning for what had laid ahead for the US and the world? Was it 7 more years of the “Times of the Gentiles,” and is it that the birth of the red cow meaning the final 7-years of Daniel's prophecy...? Could the years of the Gentile rule be ending soon? Think about what has happened during the last 14 years? Even better just look at the last 4 years! The sacred 7 in Hebrew is made up of 3 and 4. The number 3 is male and 4 is female just as the first cow born was a male and the second a female. When the black and white cow was born, there was NO spiritual significance written about it …but when the red heifer was born it had every “Spiritual significance” -added by the type of cow and Jewish lettering. That was during the last Shemitah in 2014/15 and so much happened since.

Let’s look BACKWARDS at the last “Shemitah Year 5775 which was from; 25th September, 2014 - 13th September, 2015. Can you remember what happened in this “Shemitah” Year…? The four Blood Moons!

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 Church of God for purity for the Bride of Christ. However, on Rosh HaShanah 06th – 07th September, 2021 we anticipate big changes WILL begin to happen! WHY…? This is when the “Shemitah” Year begins! Looking for signs in the Heavens? Are we expecting something BIG? YES! Do we know what? NO! Time will tell! The next “Shemitah” Year – a “super Shemitah” and will begin on Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets) or Biblical New Year on the evening of Tishrei 1 or 06th September, 2021 until the 25th September, 2022.This is also the first cycle of 7 years of the 7x7 years = 49 Years and then the next Jubilee Year (50) which brings us to the year 2067.

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 Israel around the Feast of Tabernacle. We’re convinced that if we do not see more and more Churches being closed in this next year then it will most assuredly come in the year of the “super Shemitah” which begins on the evening of 6th September, 2021. Be prepared well before then. Even if we think we can guess the year and the month, if we are NOT prepared, the Lord promises us that He will come as a thief in the night. But those who have been prepared and watch for the signs, will know and will not be surprised.

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 Israel’s return to the land in 1948 the deserts will become a garden, even the desert seasons of life and even though it will be difficult times these are destined to become our most fruitful places! Where no fruit had been produced and where the places of death and decay brought lost hope, these are the places to which God is coming with a plough to turn the soil over. (Revelation 21:5).

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 IsraelHe 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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