In 1217, a year of Jubilee, the Jewish Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel prophesied about the final 10 Jubilees before the Messianic Kingdom would begin. The start of the final 10 Jubilees would be signaled by the Ottoman Turks rule over the holy city of Jerusalem, which would last for 8 Jubilees or 400 years. A Jubilee is a period of 50 years according to Leviticus 25:8-13. In 1517, which was also a jubilee year, the Ottoman Turks seized control of the city of Jerusalem and ruled over it for the next 400 years! They were finally driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby. The Rabbi's prophecy about the 400 years was fulfilled exactly to the year.
The Rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee , the next 50 years, Jerusalem would be a "no-man's land." This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967! The Holy City was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally "belonged" to no nation. Even after Israel's war of independence in 1948-49, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city. Jordan controlled the eastern part of the city and Israel controlled the western part of the city. That strip of land was even called "no-man's land" by both the Israelis and the Jordanians. It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the Rabbi was fulfilled to the letter!
The Rabbi also said that during the 10th and final Jubilee, Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews until the Messianic kingdom would begin. The 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017.
If the Rabbi’s prophecy holds true and the millennium kingdom begins in 2017, what does that tell us? If the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Chevlai shel Mashiach) is seven years in length, it would have to begin in 2010!
The Rabbi’s have taught there will be a total of 120 Jubilee cycles (6000 years) from the time God created the earth until the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom.
From Creation to Exodus : 50 Jubilees (2500 years)
To understand the biblical chronology of this period it is necessary to consider the key issues relating to this period : see www.cogwriter.com/six_thousand_year_plan_6000.htm for the chronology dating creation at 3983 B.C.
From Exodus (1483 B.C.) to 2017 : 70 Jubilees (3500 years)
So, 50 Jubilees (Creation to Exodus) + 70 Jubilees (Exodus to 2017) = 120 JUBILEES.
120 Jubilee's x 50 years = 6000 years
JEWISH JUBILEE DATES in Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel’s prophecy:
1517- Ottoman Turks take Jerusalem
1917 - Balfour Declaration and Israel is declared a Jewish Homeland
1967 - Jerusalem recaptured by Israel
2017- Start of the Messianic Kingdom
If the Rabbi’s prophecy comes to pass, during Sukkot 2017 Jesus Christ Will Proclaim A "Jubilee" in accordance with the Levitical Law given to Moses. During the Feast of Tabernacles, a "Jubilee" was proclaimed, where all of the debts of the Israelites were canceled, all of the Israelites who had become enslaved were set free, and all of the land belonging to the Israelites was returned to its rightful Israelite owner. This is a physical example of the spiritual truths that are fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and will be finished at His Second Coming. The rule of the earth will return to Jesus Christ to the glory of God!