You said: The year 2015 seems to be the next 'Sabbatical Year' followed by the year 2016 as the next 'Jubilee Year' beginning (Nisan 1) April 9,
2016. However, the last Sabbath Year was 2007. The following Sabbatical Cycle began on Rosh HaShanah 2008.Rosh HaShanah 2007-2008 - Sabbath YearRosh HaShanah 2008-2009 - 1st year of new Sabbatical CycleRosh HaShanah 2009-2010 - 2nd yearRosh HaShanah 2010-2011 - 3rd yearRosh HaShanah 2011-2012 - 4th yearRosh HaShanah 2012-2013 - 5th yearRosh HaShanah 2013-2014 - 6th yearRosh HaShanah 2014-2015 - Sabbath YearRosh HaShanah 2015-2016 - 2nd Sabbath / Jubilee YearThe Jubilee Year is the "second Sabbath"....because "after every seven Sabbath Years, they were also required to set aside another sabbath year called a Jubilee Year." Lev. 25:1-5. The "sabbatical years" were of two types: the regular sabbatical year which was to take place every 7th year, and the special year of Jubilee, which took place after "seven weeks of seven years," or after 49 years -- that is, in every 50th year....with two years in a row -- the 49th year and the 50th year of jubilee -- being "Sabbaths."Please note: NO SABBATICAL YEAR BEGINS IN NISAN! The Sabbatical Year always begins on TISHRI 1.You also stated: "In 1704, Sir Isaac Newton (Christian and student of eschatology) proposed that based upon his calculations using figures from the Book of Daniel that the (Second Coming of the Lord) could happen NO EARLIER THAN 2060." According to Stephen D. Snobelen, this is not entirely true. (Snobelen is "an historian of science who specializes in the interaction of science and religion at the University of King’s College
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Much of his research is devoted to the religious thought of Isaac Newton and he has authored a book dedicated to this theme. In 1998, while a doctoral student in the UK, he helped found the Newton Project. He established the affiliated Newton Project Canada in 2004.)Snobelen addresses Newton’s 2060 date on his website. He states: "The date (2060) in its proper context demonstrates that Newton was not predicting that the end of the world would occur in 2060, only that it seemed likely to him when he wrote the jottings that the events of the time of the end could not come to a conclusion until around the third quarter of the twenty-first century at the earliest."Snobelen also states: Newton believed biblical prophecy only became absolutely clear on its fulfillment in history.That statement is absolutely true! >>>>> biblical prophecy can only became absolutely clear on its fulfillment in history. This is the basis for understanding the historical events with regard to Jacob/Israel in Genesis 29-33, as an accurate analogy to the fulfillment of the developments we have seen in the Three Weeks of Jacob's Trouble which began in a Sabbath Year (1993) and will end in a Sabbath Year (2014.) For details of the analogy/and thus, the understanding of the Three Weeks of Jacob's Trouble pertaining to these last days, go to www.godstimeline.net.
Bruce, as you said, "considering the condition of the world today, I sincerely hope that Sir Isaac Newton was 'off' in his calculations by 50 years." I can assure you that he was! With the historical analogy that parallels present day events (which, as Newton said, make prophecy absolutely clear), plus the developments we are currently watching (such as the troop movement of American Forces (under Obama) into Israel - "And he shall plant the tabernacles (military tents) of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain;" Daniel 11:45), it may seem to the world that everything is falling apart; but may I suggest that everything is falling together for those of us who understand what God is doing in order to fulfill His Plan of Redemption of the World.Until......Sherry Vance~