Maureen (25 Jan 2015)
"200 year old rabbinic prophecy points to 2015 (5775)"


 
There has been much speculation on this website about the year 2015.
It seems that 'we Gentiles' are not the only ones who want to know
when the Messiah is coming.  Is it possible that an ancient 200 year
old prophecy by Rabbi Schneur Zalman (1745 - 1812) has already
revealed this elusive date.
For those Doves who might still be wondering whether this is the year
we have been waiting for, I recommend the attached PDF article by the
author of The Equation, Malcolm Isted.
A fellow watchman - Maureen


 










Can We Calculate the Date of the Final Redemption?
HIS brief paper takes a deeper and sometimes different look at the original
prediction by Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), the founder of
Chabad, as restated by Harav (the rabbi) Ginsburgh in an address to the
Derech Chaim Movement Conference on 6th Tishrei 5775 (30 September 2014).
For the full article by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh see:
about-to-end/2015/01/14/ as published on the Rapture Ready website on 16 January
2015.
IN his address, Rabbi Ginsburgh reminds us of a calculation that sees the Hebrew
year 5775 (2015) as a possible year for the coming of the Messiah and the redemption
of the Jewish people. As the rabbi observes, this is a “dangerous” occupation
“because it encourages false messiahs and may result in dismal disappointment” if the
date is wrong.
While there has always been a thirst for knowing what the future holds – especially
in a world that is on the brink of social, financial and military Armageddon – there is
at the same time a great amount of skepticism that we are able to date this future.
And yet, more than any other time in history, we need to know whether we are
close to those events foreseen by the ancient Jewish prophets like Daniel and John the
Revelator who foresaw the widespread global destruction that accompanies the seven-
year countdown to the coming (and return) of the Messiah.
Despite the fact that a prophet like Daniel was able to foretell the First Advent of
the Messiah with pin-point accuracy some 500 years before He came (Daniel 9:24-
26), we either believe that God no longer exists or that for as yet unexplained reasons,
He does not want us to know anything about the time of Messiah’s return.
It is therefore significant that a 200-year old time-prophecy by a Jewish rabbi has
now resurfaced for our consideration. On its own it might not be so significant, but
when it is considered in the light of other predictions for the same year, its far sighted
calculation adds another dimension to an event that is about to change the world
forever.
We shall quote from various sections of the rabbi’s controversial article (indented)
and insert our own comments:
The question of when Mashiach will come is one that has accompanied the
Jewish People throughout its history, especially during times of exile, war and
anti-Semitism. Is there any calculation we can do to help us discover when all
this will come to a happy end and Mashiach will finally arrive? In the Bible
itself we already find hints to the elusiveness of the date of the final
redemption. The sages relate that before his passing, Jacob prophetically saw
the date of the final redemption and wanted to reveal it to his sons, saying,
“Gather around and I will tell you what will happen to you at the end of days”
(Genesis 49:1), however, as soon as he said that, the end was concealed from
him and he was not able to reveal it (Ibid, Rashi ad loc.).
Of all Biblical figures, Daniel is the one who stands out the most in his wish to
know “the secret end” (Daniel 12:6), but, the answer he receives is in the form
of a cryptic riddle and he says, “These things are closed and sealed until the
time of the end of days” (Daniel 12:9). The sages even warned against trying to
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calculate the date of the redemption with the sharp statement, “Those who
calculate ‘ends’ should breathe their last breath!” (Sanhedrin 97a)
Nonetheless, many great sages throughout Jewish history have occupied
themselves with this “dangerous” occupation. An example of a sage who was
opposed to such calculations is Maimonides who explains in his writings why it
is not necessary to calculate the date of the final redemption, and might even be
detrimental to do so, because it encourages false messiahs and may result in
dismal disappointment. Nonetheless, in that very same treaties Maimonides
offers his own calculation of the date of the final redemption, as if he just
couldn’t help himself…
From the opposite perspective, knowledge of when the redemption will arrive
can be encouraging and strengthen our faith and our anticipation of better
times, and can motivate us to make a proactive effort to help it happen more
quickly.
Many such predictions of the date of the final Redemption have already been
and gone, and we have arrived at the 5775th year since the world’s creation and
Mashiach has not yet come. But, if we do things right, this year could be a very
auspicious one. It might even be the year of the final redemption!
NOT surprisingly, the attitude or perspective of the teachers of Israel regarding the
‘setting of dates’ is very different from that in the Christian church. While sharing the
same concerns “because it encourages false messiahs and may result in dismal
disappointment,” even the great Maimonides pressed on with his own calculation
because “he just couldn’t help himself”!
The justification, it would seem, is that knowledge of the timing of the Redemption
– which coincides with the coming of the Messiah – will strengthen our faith in its
anticipation and overrides our past miscalculations and deep disappointments. It is as
though these teachers and leaders have an innate sense that there is a method or
calculation somewhere in the text of the Bible that will finally fulfill the words of
Jacob to his sons in Genesis 49:1 and answer the question of Daniel in 12:6, “How
long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?”
It has long been the contention of the author of this article that this great “secret” of
time has indeed been shut up and sealed in the words of the Bible as revealed to
Daniel in 12:4 and 12:9 of his Book. This clear and concise instruction from the angel
states that the great knowledge concerning the coming of the Messiah (which is also
the return of the Messiah) would remain a secret “until the time of the end.”
Note that this is not “the end” but “the time of the end,” an important distinction.
What Daniel’s “cryptic riddle” means, in effect, is that we must first pass into “the
time of the end” before the knowledge of “the end” would “increase and become
great,” as better stated in the Amplified Bible. In The Equation series written by this
author, this “time of the end” is the rebirth of Israel and the computer in 1947 and
1948 (see website reference at end).
This does not mean that there could be no knowledge of the prophecies or
predictions before “the time of the end.” Nearly 2000 years ago Jesus predicted that
“the end” would come one generation after the blossoming of the fig tree, a reference
to the rebirth of Israel in 1947/8 (Matthew 24:32-37). It stands to reason that this
prediction could not be calculated accurately until this seminal event occurred.
Likewise, the finer details of Rebbe Shneur Zalman’s prediction have only come to
light since the events leading to the rebirth of modern Israel (as we are about to see).
The prediction:
Generally speaking, there are a number of Kabbalistic and Chassidic writings
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redemption. However, particularly remarkable for us this year, is the tradition
that Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi (over two centuries ago) said that this verse
alludes to this year, 5775.
The verse states, “And out of the one thousand seven hundred and five and
seventy [shekels], he made hooks for the pillars; and he covered their tops and
banded them” (Exodus 38:28). How does this verse relate to the date of the
final redemption?
The way this allusion is deciphered is as follows: the number that appears in the
verse, 1775, relates to the millennium that followed the destruction of the
Second Temple (which took place in the fourth millennium, in the year 3828).
The Zohar states clearly that this millennium—years 4000 to 5000—is one
thousand years in which the Jewish People are “in the dust.” (See Zohar I
116b). Adding another 775 years to this calculation, we reach this year, 775
years into the sixth millennium, 5775.
From our position at this stage in time, it becomes clear retroactively how the
irregular order of the numbers in the verse are perfectly aligned with our
history: first comes “The one thousand”—the first millennium of exile (4000-
5000); then “and seven hundred,” another seven centuries until the year 5700
(1939-1940) in which the terrible holocaust began; “and five”—alluding to the
five years of the holocaust (5700-5705), which was a time when God concealed
His providence for the Jewish People; “and seventy”—these are the seven
decades since the holocaust to our present day (5775), which with God’s help
should be the year of redemption. All that is left to say is “Amen! May it be
God’s will.”
AT first glance this calculation might appear to be somewhat arbitrary. Although
there is more to come by way of explanation, we need to pause here and add some
more detail for those who are not familiar with the Hebrew language or certain
aspects of Jewish thought and history, or even their calendar.
In the first place, the split of the numbers in the 1775 shekels (Exodus 38:28) is not
according to the English language but the Hebrew. Whereas we write the numbers in
the order above, the Hebrew records them as “one thousand” then “seven hundred”
then “five” and then “seventy.” This sequence correctly moves the associated events
referred to above.
4000 (beginning of first millennium in exile) + 1000 years = 5000
5000 + 700 years = 5700 (1939-1940)
5700 + 5 years of the Holocaust = 5705 (1944-1945)
5705 + 70 years = 5775 (2014-2015)
As Rabbi Ginsburgh says (and as Daniel predicted), this division of history is only
possible “From our position at this stage in time.” In other words, it makes more
sense from the present perspective because each digit in the number 1775 represents
an historical dispensation in the history of the Jewish nation.
However, there is another way to present the same information regarding the
number 1775. Should the first part of the calculation – that which establishes the first
millennium of exile from 4000 to 5000 – be questionable to some, it will surely
detract from its intended purpose.
It goes without saying that should the beginning of any calculation be faulty or
inconclusive, all that follows is equally so. Since it is the only known time-prediction
with an element of veracity from a Jewish source, this would be a great pity,
especially because it is not alone in predicting the return of the Messiah in the year
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THOUGH it may not be well known, it is nonetheless significant in the current
calculation that the Messiah has a specific number associated with His coming in
Jewish thought. Let us consider these words penned by the prophet Malachi in the 5
th
century BC. In the last chapter of the last book of the Old Testament, he writes:
But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in
His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves – Malachi 4:2.
Note the spelling: it is the SUN of Righteousness, not the SON of Righteousness as
we would expect! This refers to the Messiah. But why the SUN? This is a remez
(hint) that the coming of the Messiah is associated with the fourth day of creation as
outlined in Genesis 1:14-19. Even as the SUN was created on the fourth day, so it was
believed by the ancient rabbis that the “SUN of Righteousness” would appear after
4000 years. This ‘one day equals one thousand years’ equation is based on the
Scripture in the only Psalm that Moses wrote: “For a thousand years in Your sight are
like yesterday when it is past” (Psalm 90:4).
Did He come on time? According to rabbis, He did not. However, according to the
timeline of His coming established through Daniel, He came after 69 weeks [of years]
or 483 prophetic years [of 360 days] after the command to rebuild Jerusalem was
given (Daniel 9:24-26). In his book, The Coming Prince, the famed British author, Sir
Robert Anderson, calculated the beginning of this timeline as the command given by
the Persian king, Artaxerxes Longimanus in 445 BC, and the end of it in 32 AD when
“Messiah the Prince” entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The Equation book (see
website reference at end) not only verifies this exact date through codes in the Bible,
but establishes the Hebrew year as 4032 AM (Anno Mundi – “in the year of the
world” or “from the creation of world”).
If the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD took place 38 years after
Daniel’s predicted death of the Messiah (Daniel 9:26), the Hebrew date was 4070
(4032 + 38 years) and not 3828 as suggested by Rabbi Ginsburgh. This difference of
242 years has significant ramifications for his prediction if it is valid.
In the first instance, it places a question mark over his assertion that the Hebrew
years from 4000 to 5000 “relate to the millennium that followed the destruction of the
Second Temple” in the year 3828. If the Second Temple was destroyed in 4070, the
definition of this 1000 year period would have to change.
If, on the other hand, it was accepted that Daniel’s prediction of the coming of
Messiah was accurate, it would mean that the ancient rabbis were not wrong in their
belief that He would come as the “SUN of Righteousness” after 4000 years. Bearing
in mind that Messiah was some 35 years old when He was cut off (Daniel 9:26) in
4032, He had already come in the flesh by the year 4000 to fulfill this astonishing
remez.
This being so, it would be an easy matter to redefine the beginning of this
prophecy. The 1775 years could simply and more accurately be defined as the
measure of time from the end of the fourth millennium from the creation, thus
continuing without any interruption the timeline of the “SUN of Righteousness.”
Moreover, when the ‘missing’ 240 years on the Hebrew calendar are ignored, 4000
+ 1700 years still take us to 5700 (1939-1940) and what follows. We have simply
redefined the base of the calculation to more accurately reflect this anomaly of the
Hebrew calendar.
Then let us continue with the prophecy.
The truth can be said that it is not our custom to occupy ourselves with
calculating possible dates for redemption, because we are commanded to “Be
sincere with Havayah, your God,” as Rashi interprets, “Walk with Him in
sincerity and anticipate Him and do not research the future.” (Deuteronomy
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way, we can certainly relate to this allusion to discover what it means to us, and
what we can learn from it. In order to do so, we need to look at the original
context of the abovementioned verse (Exodus 38:28).
In the verses that precede this verse, Moses gives his account of what he did
with the contributions that were donated for building the Tabernacle. Each of
the Jewish People gave a coin that weighed one half of a shekel (a Biblical
measure of weight), and all the silver that was collected was used in the
construction of the Tabernacle. The half shekels of 600,000 people totaled one
hundred talents (each talent weighed 3000 shekels) from which the silver
sockets for the pillars of the Tabernacle were molded. But, the exact census of
Jewish People was 603,550, so there remained another 3550 half shekels, i.e.,
1775 shekels, from which Moses made the silver hooks at the top of the pillars
and coated the tops of the pillars and their bands, as mentioned in the verse.
What is the inner meaning of this?
The number 600,000 symbolizes the wholeness of the Jewish People and
therefore was emphasized at the Exodus, at the Giving of the Torah, and at the
entry into the Holy Land, which took place while this was the total of the
census. From a Kabbalistic perspective, this number reflects the soul roots of
the Jewish People throughout history, and even though today there are millions
of Jews around the world, thank God, and may there be ever more, nonetheless
the basic number remains 600,000 soul-roots, which divide into branches and
sub-branches.
Jewish souls have a close connection with the Torah, as the Zohar states, “Israel
are connected to the Torah and the Torah is connected to God.” Just as there are
600,000 Jewish souls, so too “There are 600,000 letters in the Torah,” a fact
that itself alludes to the connection with the Jewish People, since the initial
letters of the Hebrew phrase spell out the name “Israel” (לֵאָרְשִׂי). So, every Jew
has their own letter in the Torah (and this is where Rabbi Menachem Mendel
Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, drew the inspiration for the wonderful idea
of writing a Torah scroll for the entire Jewish People, in which every Jew can
buy their own letter.)
But, what about the remainder? Those 3550 remaining souls who we don’t
usually pay much attention to? There is an amazing Midrash (Shemot Rabah
51:5; Tanchuma Pekudei, 7) which relates that when Moses gave his account of
how he had made use of all the donations, when he reached this remainder, he
couldn’t remember how he had made use of it! Moses was so worried that the
skeptics would think that he had desecrated their heartfelt donations by using
the silver for his own use, God-forbid, that he was miraculously reminded of
how he had used them.
Moses gave the Torah to the People of Israel and as such he saw in the Torah
the letter associated with each Jewish soul, but why did these Jews slip his
mind? Rabbi Moshe Sofer (author of the Chatam Sofer, a great teacher of
Jewish law) said that those 3550 “surplus” souls don’t have a corresponding
letter in the Torah scroll!
Can this mean that there are some Jews who have no connection to the Torah
and are so distanced from the Torah, that there is no hope for them, God forbid?
Although it might seem to be this way from a superficial perspective,
contemplating those souls more carefully we discover that when even Moses
could not remember how they were connected to the Torah, it was God Himself
who reminded Moses where their contribution to the Tabernacle was located.
This means that these special souls have a direct connection to God that
bypasses the connection with the Torah and can suddenly be revealed in them
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When we connect this idea with the fact that the verse that alludes to these
souls also alludes to the date of the final redemption, it becomes clear that the
secret of the redemption is hidden in those very same Jewish souls!
IT is indeed the additional 3550 or ‘surplus souls’ that form this prophecy, each of
which contributed a half shekel which made the 1775 shekels which Moses used to
make the silver hooks of the Tabernacle: “And out of the one thousand seven hundred
and five and seventy [shekels], he made hooks for the pillars; and he covered their
tops and banded them” (Exodus 38:28).
By equating the surplus 1775 shekels with the 1775 years, the Rebbe Shneur
Zalman employed simple substitution, which is the essence of cryptology. Both God
and man have liberally used substitution to hide their secrets, among other things.
For example, God used substitution to reveal a timeline to Israel when He
instructed the prophet Ezekiel to lie around (or on) a clay tablet (representing
Jerusalem) for 390 days (on his left side) and 40 days (on his right side). Then He
said, “I have laid on you a day for each year” (Ezekiel 4:6). This timeline ultimately
marks the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967.
When Daniel was instructed to shut up the words and seal the Book, God was
simply telling us that the Book or Bible would be sealed with word-codes created by
substituting letters with numbers. Because the Hebrew and Greek alphabets are alpha-
numeric, that is, their letters are numbered, every word in the Bible is encoded
through a process of substitution. There is further comment on this phenomenon at
the end of this article.
Therefore when 3550 surplus persons (over and above the 600 000 “soul-roots” of
Israel) ultimately become the 1775 years of a prophecy over the redemption of Israel,
or even the beginning of the redemption as we shall see, we must not think that this is
something unbiblical, or that its author is stretching the truth. Furthermore, the fact
that Moses was instructed to separate the use of the 1775 shekels for a different
purpose, that is, to make hooks, leads us to another aspect of this prophecy. Why
hooks?
BEFORE we answer this question in more detail, we hasten to add this interesting
observation. Firstly, we have noted that the 3550 half shekels or 1775 shekels in this
account were destined to be turned into hooks for the Tabernacle. There can be little
doubt that this was the first and only time that this poll or head tax on all males above
twenty years was used in this manner, for its later purpose was to provide for the
upkeep of the Temple. This unusual, once-off association between pieces of tribute
money and hooks might appear to be an insignificant factor in the great scheme of
things were it not once again brought to our attention by the Messiah Himself.
The payment of the half shekel, or temple tax as it became known, continued until
the time of Jesus when every master of a family was required to pay the sum yearly
into the coffers of the Temple. Then in Matthew chapter 17 we read about the single
occasion when the tax collectors came to Peter’s house and asked him whether Jesus
also paid the temple tax.
As Jesus’ question to Peter then demonstrated, as the Son of God He and His
earthly family (His disciples) were free from any obligation to pay this to His own
Father. Nevertheless, less He offend the tax collectors, He then instructed Peter to “go
to the sea, cast a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have
opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me
and you” (Matthew 17:27).
In the Greek text, that “piece of money” is the stater, a Grecian coin equal to two
didrachma or two half shekels, sufficient to pay the tax for Peter and Jesus. Since this
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the New Testament, and based on the fact that the disciples always used nets to catch
their fish, we can only wonder whether this miracle was also intended to remind us of
the 3550 half shekels or 1775 shekels that were used as hooks for the first Tabernacle.
In the Old Testament God instructs Moses to make curtain hooks for the
Tabernacle from pieces of Hebrew money. In the New Testament Jesus (God)
instructs Peter to find a piece of Greek money for the Temple using a fish hook.
There are ever so subtle parallels here, and we would be wise not to ignore them
because they may well be intentional.
AS for these “hooks” in Exodus 38:28, they are from the Hebrew word vav, the name
of the sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet which is shaped as a hook or nail. The only
other place that vav is used as a word in the Old Testament is in Isaiah 18:5 as
“pruning hooks” – a sign of judgment. Is Israel’s redemption tied to judgment?
Is the Hebrew year 5775, or perhaps the end of 5775, the beginning of Israel’s
judgment called that “great day” and “the time of Jacob’s trouble” from which he will
be saved by Messiah (Jeremiah 30:7)? Or as it was revealed to Daniel, at the time of
the end “there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation,
even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is
found written in the book” (Daniel 12:1). Or as Jesus told it, “For then there will be
great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world … but for the
elect’s sake those days will be shortened [to 7 years]” (Matthew 24:21-22).
Both the Old and New Testament Scriptures leave us in no doubt that there is an
intense and horrific global upheaval which will begin some 7 years before the return
of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Its parameters were first established by Daniel and form
the end part or 70
th
week of years (7 years) of his prophecy over the Jew and
Jerusalem (Daniel 9:27).
We must not forget this. We must not try to make the primary purpose and subject
of these 7 years applicable to any other people or faith or nation other than Daniel’s
people, the Jews, and their holy city Jerusalem as defined in the opening words of
Daniel 9:24. Neither must we separate verse 27 from verses 25 and 26 of this
Messianic prediction with its Jewish background. It was and is and always will be a
unique timeline that links the two comings of the Messiah to His chosen people and
His holy city.
In verse 25 it foresees His First Advent as “Messiah the Prince” after 69 weeks or
483 years. In verse 26 it foresees His crucifixion or cutting off, followed by the
destruction of the city and the sanctuary (Temple) in 70 AD or 4070 AM. And in
verse 27 – after a long period of time, after the Church Age has ended – it foresees
another prince arising from the same people that destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple.
It is this prince – and not the rejected and crucified “Messiah the Prince” – who
will begin this time of trouble when he confirms or ratifies or strengthens the Oslo
Peace Accords between Israel and many nations for the final 7 years (the last week of
the “seventy weeks”). This “prince who is to come” is not the Christ but Antichrist.
He is the great persecutor and destroyer of the Jews revealed in Daniel 7:25 and 8:25;
he is the one of whom Jesus spoke, saying, “I have come in My father’s name, and
you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive”
(John 5:43).
So where are we going with this? Why are we talking about these things? Before
we answer this, let us take a look at the final part of this prediction.
The power of these ba’alei teshuvah is that which will arouse and inspire us all
and transform us all into ba’alei teshuvah on the public scale and: “The Torah
has already promised us that the Jewish People will eventually do teshuvah at
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This means that this year – 5775 – is an excellent opportunity for us to bring
the redemption. The fact that a calculation of the final date of redemption exists
for this year should arouse us to make every deed we do count. In practice, it is
our task to take a proactive stance, doing all we can to reach out and “turn on”
as many Jews as we can to return to their soul root and, moreover, we need to
achieve teshuvah not only on the personal level but also on the public level, in a
way that will allow for the Jewish People to conduct a Jewish life in their own
land. This is the type of teshuvah that will bring the redemption closer.
So, when will Mashiach come? The calculations allude to this year, with God’s
help. However, Mashiach himself has already answered the enigma more
precisely, “Today, if you listen to His word.” (Sanhedrin 98a)
IN the first place, the idea that we can hasten the time of our redemption through our
behaviour or attitude or even prayers, is more Jewish than biblical. Whether we
believe it or not, the time-prophecies and the codes in the Bible tell us that the end is
predetermined and calculable. Because of other factors that we will consider at the
end of this paper, it can be stated with mathematical certainty that this prediction for
the Hebrew year 5775, particularly the end of 5775, has accurately foreseen the
beginning of Israel’s redemption.
However, it is not what the rabbis have in mind in this article. As much as we may
not want the Jews to pass through the 7 years of Jacob’s Trouble in order to attain that
redemption, it has been set in stone in the words of the prophets, including Jesus, and
cannot be avoided or delayed. It is the only way and the only time for Israel’s national
redemption, but it is a way that will destroy the nation as we know it.
There are events of which they do not know and do not understand, even though
they are written in their Scriptures, for as the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the
Romans, “that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the
Gentiles has come in. And so shall all Israel be saved, as it is written: ‘The Deliverer
will come to Zion, and He will take away ungodliness from Jacob; for this is My
covenant with them, when I take away their sins’” (Romans 11:25-27).
It is this “fullness of the Gentiles” that marks the end of the Hebrew year 5775. In
Christian terminology it is called the Rapture, the end of the Church Age when all
those who have been redeemed by the true Messiah, Jesus Christ, will be gathered
alive from the face of the earth and taken into Heaven. At the same time, unseen to
the world, the resurrection of the dead will take place as described by Paul in 1
Thessalonians 4:13-18.
It is after these unseen things (the Rapture and the Resurrection) have taken place
(on the last day of 5775) that the long-awaited Middle East Peace Treaty of Daniel
9:27 will conclude the great war of ‘Gog and Magog’ (Ezekiel 38-39) and reveal the
Anrichrist. This is when “the time of Jacob’s trouble” will begin and the painful
process of Israel’s teshuvah and redemption. And when these 7 years of 2520 days
have passed, Messiah will come to the earth, to Jerusalem, and establish His kingdom
for 1000 years.
NOW let us return to the question, “Can We Calculate the Date of the Final
Redemption?”
There is always an overriding skepticism about the ability to calculate future dates,
regardless of the source. This is not necessarily because so many calculations have
been wrong, but unless we use the only methodology that can calculate future dates
with 100 percent accuracy, we will never be certain that we are right.
This methodology is found in the Bible and has already been referred to in this
paper by its Jewish author. For good measure here it is again:

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“Of all Biblical figures, Daniel is the one who stands out the most in his wish to
know ‘the secret end’ (Daniel 12:6), but, the answer he receives is in the form of a
cryptic riddle and he says, ‘These things are closed and sealed until the time of the
end of days’ (Daniel 12:9).”
This is The Amplified Bible’s interpretation of a parallel passage in Daniel 12:4.
“But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end.
[Then] many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book], and
knowledge [of God’s purposes as revealed by His prophets] shall be increased and
become great.”
Here God clearly states through an angel that the words of the Bible have been
sealed until a certain time called “the time of the end.” Whenever that certain time
arrives, God promises us that there will be an explosion of knowledge concerning the
end-time prophecies. The key, of course, is to discover how God uses words to seal
this secret information. There is not necessarily one particular method for doing this,
but some methods are clearly superior to others because their results can be measured
according to standard mathematical criteria.
In other words, using mathematical laws such as the law of probabilities, the results
can be measured according to certain ratios. For example, what are the chances that
the Hebrew year 5775 appears elsewhere in the Bible in connection with Israel’s
redemption (or the return of Jesus Christ) in an encoded or semi-encoded format as
we see here? And even if it did appear, say, in 1 of every 1000 verses, what would
that mean statistically? Is it proof that Messiah will come in 5775, or could we expect
this number to appear randomly at certain frequencies in the text?
At what level, then, would we expect 5775 – or any other year – to appear before it
becomes a statistical certainty? Unless we can establish a method of decoding the
sealed words of the Bible that is mathematically and statistically convincing, we will
not yet have met the criteria in Daniel 12:4.
Does this prediction meet the criteria? Statistically, no! This has nothing to do with
its content. Even if we can classify it as something that has been unsealed from the
words, it is only one instance of this phenomenon.
Then why are we so certain in our commentary that 5775 is the right year, albeit
the end of this year as already explained? Have we indeed found that elusive
methodology foreseen by Daniel that will unlock the Book, even the whole Book, to
reveal God’s purposes (as revealed by His prophets) in their fullest dimension?
The words in Daniel 12:4 are almost unanimously interpreted to mean that the
Bible is a sealed Book, and will remain so “until the time of the end.” Whereas there
might not be unanimity about how God sealed the words, we know of at least two
methods that are widely used to decode information, ELS (equidistant letter spacing)
and gematria (numbering of letters). Unless either or both of these methods are what
God had in mind when these words were spoken to Daniel, we have not yet reached
“the time of the end” let alone “the end” – and there is currently no hope that any
theory or calculation of the end, including this one, can be verified with any degree of
accuracy.
In truth, until “the time of the end” has arrived and the Bible is unsealed in such a
way as to reveal “the end” as envisaged by Daniel in all its greatness – that is, a
complete and comprehensive revelation of the precise dates of end-time events,
including the Rapture, the Peace Treaty of Daniel 9:27 and the Second Advent at
Armageddon – this prophecy has not been fulfilled and “the end” will not come. This
means, of course, that Messiah will not come, not in 5775, or any other time, until
this Scripture is fulfilled.
This salient fact seems to be overlooked by those who teach that Jesus can come at
any time or without warning. This ‘doctrine of imminency’ – which is based upon the
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doctrine in opposition to the doctrine of foreknowledge and revelation in Daniel 12:4.
It is the primary and universal cause as to why Jesus predicted the church would be
sleeping until the last moment before the Rapture – Matthew 25:1-13.
But there is hope. For what else does it mean when it says in Proverbs 25:2 – “It is
the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter”?
Or when Paul speaks about the coming of the “Day of the Lord” and the “Peace and
Safety [Treaty]” of Daniel 9:27 in 1 Thessalonians 5 and says, “But you, brethren, are
not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief”? Or when Jesus says,
“Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not
know what hour I will come upon you” (Revelation 3:3)? Which means, of course,
that if we do watch we will know the hour as He explained in Matthew 24:43. “But
know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come,
he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.”
We do not need to leave out parts of the Scripture, or twist its meaning, when we
finally realize that the Bible wants us to know the date of the Messiah’s Second
Advent just as it dated His First Advent. Even Moses foresaw this when he wrote,
“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Return, O
Lord! How long?” (Psalm 90:12-13).
And there is a source of information which confirms in hundreds of pages of
simple mathematical codes that Messiah will come at the end of the Hebrew year
5775 for those who believe in Him. There are also codes in the Bible that mark the
dates of Messiah’s First Coming in Daniel 9:25 (as “Messiah the Prince” – His
victorious entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday) and 9:26 (as “Messiah shall be cut
off” – His crucifixion).
But the greatest codes of all are those that mark the 7 years of the Daniel 9:27
covenant when Israel’s promised land will be traded for Middle East and even world
peace. These are the ones that will leave us in no doubt that the Bible has been shut
up and sealed by a Master Mathematician, for He has encoded these final 7 years
from 2015 to 2022 (5775 to 5782/3) in every verse of the Bible. In many verses, these
two dates are found more than once, even hundreds of times in the same verse. This is
surely the promise of Daniel 12:4 in all its fullness.
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