Colonel Bramlett,I have thought for some time that the Resurrection will occur on the eve of the Feast of Trumpets, September 13, 2015 and after that, "we who are alive and remain" will be caught up together with them in the Rapture. So if I may, I'd like to comment on a couple things in your email:"Based on "Newton's riddle" the book says, "Messiah's possible return to earth will be on or before the year 2016."I believe that is CORRECT because when Rosh Hashanah 2015 begins the new Sabbatical cycle on Sept. 14, 2015, it will actually be the Jewish New Year of 5776 which is Tishri 1, 2016 on the Hebrew calendar! ....except it won't be Newton's "Second Coming" on Yom Kippur, instead, it will be the Resurrection/Rapture on the Feast of Trumpets!Not only that, but the new Sabbatical cycle of Rosh Hashanah 2015-2022 (which I equate as being the 70th Week), will begin with a JUBILEE YEAR!....and something significant occurs in the Jubilee Year >>> the Land reverts back to its original owner (indeed its CREATOR!), as the year of Jubilee demands and which also had occurred in the Jubilee years of 1917-18 and 1966-67.
Hmmm… Is there any land in Israel not in the hands of the original owner? Yes, there is! Can someone say The Temple Mount?! There is a reason Jerusalem is now front page news.....Jerusalem has become a cup of trembling to the world! Israel is being prepared for 70th Week, which will be the process of returning ALL Land to the Rightful Owner/Creator via the judgments of the 70th Week of Daniel! It will take those 7 years of the 70th Week to bring to fulfillment Daniel 9:24 > :...to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness...
What else is there about a Jubilee? In addition to it having to do with property reverting to its original owners, we can also expect that it has to do with finances (and the stock market, which the financial heads are predicting another major global crash far worse than the one in 2008 when the stock market finished at 777.68, which not only did the 3 sevens indicate the Three Weeks of Jacob's Trouble, from 2000-2007/2007-2015/2015-2022) but also occurred in the Hebrew Year of 5768!
I disagree with Newton's idea that there is no linguistic basis for adding (7 weeks & 62 weeks) those two numbers (49 and 434), because there is indeed a basis for adding the two together when one considers it gives us the mathematical equation that predicted when Jesus would announce Himself as Messiah!
If you look at the time predicted of Christ's birth, the Magi (who revered Daniel and his God-given insights) had studied copies of the Book of Daniel and they knew of the prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27. At the time of the appearance of the Star, they knew they were within a lifetime of this prophecy coming to pass. When they saw the Star of Bethlehem, their knowledge of this remarkably precise (and mathematical) prophecy, plus the promptings of the Holy Spirit, caused them to embark on the journey to Israel to pay their homage to the Jewish Messiah/King who was foretold to come at a precise appointed time.
The prophecy concerning the timing of the coming of Jesus Christ, was given in unbelievable detail 600 years before Jesus was born. You will see that God foretold to the exact day when the Jews would be officially presented their long-awaited Messiah on Palm Sunday, April 6, 32 A.D.! (Fulfilled to the letter, Matthew 21:1-11)
It was because of GOD'S UNPARALLELED MATHEMATICAL PROPHECY found in Daniel 9:24-26: "Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years (70 weeks of years) are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem, to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint a holy of holies. Know, therefore, and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until the coming of the anointed one, a prince, shall be seven weeks of years, and sixty-two weeks of years; it shall be built again with city square and moat, but in troublous times. And after the 62 weeks of years, shall the anointed one be cut off (killed) and shall have nothing and no one belonging to and defending Him..."
At the precise point in history when the 7 + 62 Weeks of Years occurred, Israel could expect Messiah to announce Himself as Messiah. What great news! This meant that Israel could not miss Messiah, right? All they had to do was to be aware of this prophecy, to count the weeks of years and be cognizant of current events in Israel as they unfolded.
Anyway, the Jewish people missed the fact that the "weeks of years" had come to completion at the time of Jesus' birth and ministry. They did not notice there were exactly 69 Weeks of Years (173,880 days) between the decree of King Artaxerxes in 445 B.C to rebuild Jerusalem until Palm Sunday, April 6, 32 A.D.!! But God had wonderfully foretold to Daniel the exact day on which Messiah was to announce Himself as King.
On this day after Palm Sunday, when Jesus delivered the preview of "Jacob's Trouble" (Matthew 24), He didn't address the time gap (of the Church Age which was about to commence) and it wasn't shown on Daniel's timeline either. No matter how long this time gap was going to be, Jesus acted as though it was non-existent and so immediately after the 69th week closed, He introduced Israel to the events that begin to unfold in the final "one (last) week."Jesus didn't say why He didn't address the time gap, but what it does is place the beginning of the 70th Week hard against the last day of the 69th week, and if this latter day is dated, so is the former. THIS MEANS, IN ESSENCE, THAT THE DAY AFTER PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 32 AD, WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE PREVIEW OF THIS FINAL WEEK ON MONDAY APRIL 7, 32 AD WHEN HE RE-ENTERED THE CITY:"Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away." (Matthew 21:18-19)It was a deliberate, chosen moment - and it is meant to convey to us that there has been a divinely decreed delay (the Church Age of Grace), and that the nation that rejected its Messiah on Palm Sunday would welcome the anti-Messiah on Fig Tree Monday, NOT THAT MONDAY, BUT A FAR OFF DAY THAT WOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CHURCH AGE ENDED.The true dates of the seven days that began on Palm Sunday and ended with the resurrection "three days and three nights" after the crucifixion is crucial to the timeline of the seventy weeks for it is built upon these dates and whatever chronology is constructed, it must be founded on the seven days that began on the dated day in the Bible, April 6, 32 AD, Palm Sunday, and it's close companion, Fig Tree Monday, April 7, 32 AD - that is, the end of week 69 and the PREVIEW of week 70.
So why did Israel's spiritual leaders miss this prophecy, when the pagan Magi did not? The answer is simple: They didn't just 'forget' to count the days & years.
Several hundred years before Christ was born, Jewish leaders began to believe and propagate two grievous teachings in error.
1) They taught that the sacred Scriptures could not be taken literally because they were not totally inspired by God, and thus contained errors.
2) They taught that prophecies were not to be taken literally, but spiritually. Prophetic books such as Daniel were not even taught anymore because they contained so much prophecy. After several generations of not believing, therefore not teaching "this nonsense", spiritual leaders of Jesus' day were completely unaware of this prophecy. Thus, they were unaware of the "time of their visitation".
The same wrong teaching concerning inspiration of the Bible and its inerrancy is occurring today. Most people today are unaware that all 300+ prophecies concerning Jesus' Second Coming are coming to pass or have already occurred. These people are unaware - simply & ignorantly unaware. Ignorance is bliss, as they say? Well, many unaware people will miss Jesus' Second Visitation, to their eternal peril.
I believe that Jesus will fulfill the 1st Fall Feast, the Feast of Trumpets, on Sept. 14, 2015 and His Second Coming will fulfill the 2nd Fall Feast of Yom Kippur 7 years later on October 5, 2022, which is the Day of Atonement --- JUDGMENT DAY!.......and here is why:
There was a Yom Kippur for the Lord's First Coming and there is a second Yom Kippur for His Second Coming.The Lord started His ministry on Yom Kippur. Read Isaiah 61:2 and then Luke 4:16-21 >>> "To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord....and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn..." etc. All over the world Jewish people read the same Torah portion for a given Sabbath....they are all on the same page......and the "acceptable year" is a term for a Jubilee Year.In the synagogue, on the Sabbath, Jesus read the Isaiah passage when He began His ministry.....but after reading "To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, Luke 4 tells us He suddenly stopped...and "closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. and the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him. And He began to say unto them, THIS DAY IS THIS SCRIPTURE FULFILLED IN YOUR EARS." THIS WAS ON YOM KIPPUR. Isaiah 61 is the prescribed Jewish scripture reading for Yom Kippur. Where Jesus stopped reading applies only to His first coming! The second part applies to His second coming which is yet to be fulfilled prophetically >> "And the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn..">>>> This is the Day of the Lord!Knowing that Jesus' ministry STARTED on Yom Kippur is a major foretelling of when Jesus is also going to return to earth by His very own words. This will also be on Yom Kippur. It's almost like a great PAUSE in the Isaiah reading between the two Yom Kippur's, with 2,000 years of history intervening in that 'pause.'Ezekiel also saw the Lord's return on Yom Kippur. Ezek.40:1-3 says "In the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month" (the beginning of the year means "the head of the year and is where we get the name for Rosh HaShanah....the 10th month is Tishrei and the 10th day is YOM KIPPUR). Verses 2 & 3 state: "In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south. And he brought me thither, and behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate."Then we also see in Daniel 9:25 that Jesus second coming will occur on the specific date of Yom Kippur. Remember this is a dual prophecy of 7 weeks and 62 weeks. After the 62 weeks Messiah is to be killed and this was for His First Coming as the Messiah. Daniel 9:26 says "After threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off ("karath" - killed)Apply that 7 weeks of years, to 'when Jerusalem is restored for the second time', 'for a second coming prophecy of the Messiah'. WHEN did Jerusalem get restored for a second time? When the Jews took back Jerusalem on June 7, 1967 during the Six Day War! This started the clock for the Lord's Second Coming, again, on Yom Kippur.Isaiah 11:11-12 - "It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left: He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth."
Passover Death of Jesus Christ Unleavened Bread Burial of Jesus Christ First Fruits Resurrection of Jesus Christ Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) The outpouring of the Holy Spirit Trumpets The resurrection of the righteous dead and rapture of the church Atonement The Second Coming Tabernacles The Messianic EraNow here is where (and why) I digress from the calculation of exactly 49 Jewish (360-day, prophetic) years from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967, you get 49 X 360 = 17640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23, 2015, the Day of Atonement 2015) being when Newton saw as the Second Coming and Colonel Bramlett suggestions it may instead possibly be the Rapture:The Resurrection/Rapture will be fulfilled at His Coming in the air at the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015 (Hebrew date: Tishri 1, 2016, New Year/New Sabbatical cycle/Jubilee Year); while the Second Coming will be fulfilled 7 years later, on Yom Kippur, Oct. 5, 2022 (as the explanation above demonstrates). From the new Sabbatical cycle beginning on Sept. 14, 2015 in a year of Jubilee, the process of returning the Land (and all of Creation) will begin as it reverts to the ORIGINAL OWNER/CREATOR via the Judgments that will fulfill Daniel 9:24 - to bring an end to all iniquity, THEN....the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles will begin the Millennial Kingdom of God on Earth, when God will dwell, or 'tabernacle', with men.We are so very close! But wait! Is there still doubt? Well, look at it this way > All of the appointed times rely upon the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles. If the 70th Week of Daniel does not follow the Resurrection/Rapture at the head of this coming new Sabbatical cycle of 2015-2022 and the Jubilee Year of 2015-2016, then we must all wait another 50 years! Does anyone believe the world can last that long?....or is it ripe now with iniquity that will continue to increase and escalate until such a time as has never been on earth?Sir Isaac Newton said, "About the time of the end, in all probability, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation in the midst of much clamour and oppositions." I like to think we are part of that body.I know this is long, and yet there is so much more, but there is simply no other way to get understanding than by taking the time to read and analyze it. So for those who really truly want to understand where we are on God's Timeline, there is no other way but to study it.Until.....sherry vance~