This is an amazing article written by Mathman two years ago on the possibility of a Jubilee rapture happening next year in June of 2017. Brings up some really good points to consider in our rapture watching efforts. Have fun reading doves, Gary
Mathman (11 May 2014)
"The June 7, 2017 Jubilee Rapture, the Bride's celebration of Jerusalem's 50th Anniversary"
The purpose of this letter is to illustrate that the Lord places huge significance in the Bible on the Jubilee being the year of freedom from captivity to the World. When you combine this with the emphasis that the Lord puts on Jerusalem, I believe we have a very compelling argument that the Rapture timing may be so incredibly simple as to have been overlooked for all these centuries.
Jerusalem is the pinnacle focus of all Biblical prophecy. At the same time, the Jubilee is the pinnacle timeline for huge events in the Bible (it certainly has been for Israel / Jerusalem for the last 500 years). I believe that the combination of these two simple observations, along with empirical evidence, makes for a strong case for a “Jerusalem Jubilee” Rapture.
The following sections will help illustrate where I am going with this:
- Biblical Reasons for a Jubilee Rapture
- Jerusalem to be rebuilt – the second declaration
- The Jewish Year of Jerusalem’s Jubilee
- SparrowCloud9’s (Erin’s) Dreams emphasize the Jubilee
- Best GUESS Rapture Timeline
- Empirical evidence of “Jerusalem Jubilees”
Biblical Reasons for a Jubilee Rapture
Jerusalem’s significance to God is mentioned hundreds of times in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. As just one of 100s of examples, Jerusalem is mentioned in Luke 21:24 as being the very center of the ultimate modern-day end-time event, “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
It is awesome what this passage is hinting at! Quite simply, Luke 21:24 indicates that, when the Bride of Christ sees Jerusalem finally no longer being trampled by the Gentiles after so many centuries of being trampled, a new era will have begun, the final generation, the final Jubilee. Rejoice, fellow Bride, for we are THAT generation that has finally seen Jerusalem “no longer being trampled by the Gentiles”, we are THAT generation of the final Jubilee!
So when exactly did Jerusalem stop being trodden? This officially happened on June 7, 1967, when the Jewish army (IDF) captured Jerusalem in the monumental Six Day War. June 7th was the third day of intense battles between Israel and an aggressive Arab forces hell bent on making the Jews no more (mainly Egypt, Syria and Jordan). The war first started on Monday, June 5, 1967.
So did June 7, 1967 start a Jubilee countdown to the Rapture? While I am not absolutely sure (nor could anyone be), I have come to strongly believe that the secret to this countdown is hidden in plain sight. More specifically, I believe that combining Jerusalem and the Jubilee reveals the secret countdown! Indeed, it is so simple, you don’t even have to be good at math to see where I am coming from here.
Why? I reiterate that the extreme importance of both Jerusalem and a Jubilee countdown to the Lord is right there in the Bible, so obvious as to be hidden in plain sight for centuries. I believe that this has even been hidden in plain sight in the all-important Chapter 9 of Daniel for 1000s of years. Why is Chapter 9 “all-important”? Quite simply, it is a chapter dedicated to the Lord’s two returns, both times after a designated time period (first 69 weeks and then 7 weeks) elapsed after word to rebuild Jerusalem was officially declared.
Allow me to illustrate. Daniel 9:25 states the following timing: “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks…”
This is the first half of the 7 weeks + 62 weeks, wherein the 69 weeks was fulfilled in the Lord’s First Coming. So then, why exactly was the 69 weeks divided into two distinct and separate periods (7 weeks and 62 weeks)? One thing all watchers agree on is that this has always been a great mystery with no obvious explanation. Indeed, the explanations I have seen on why this time period division exists always strongly disclaims such theories as pure speculation only.
Again, why? To answer this, I first must say that I believe God when He said that the secrets of Daniel would be revealed at the time of the end. This is the time we are now living in, we are THAT generation. As such, I believe the secret of this division is there for a VERY important reason and is now being revealed to us. Indeed, I believe that God has now revealed this secret to be so obvious, that it would be so easy for us all to miss it until now.
As a reminder, “seven weeks” equates to 49 years, which “just happens” to correspond with the length of time of a Jubilee, leading to the all-important 50th year of freedom. This just very well may be the hidden key to the greatest mystery that we have all been searching for. Indeed, it is very possible that the exact Jewish year of the Rapture, wherein I reiterate that Jerusalem is the focus of both of the above Scriptures, is sitting right there in Daniel 9:25 just waiting for us to see it. The 7 weeks simply once again highlights that the Jubilee of Jerusalem is EXTREMELY important to the Lord (and therefore should be to His Bride as well).
Jerusalem to be rebuilt – the second declaration
So when exactly was the word to rebuild Jerusalem declared for only the second time in 3000 years? This happened on June 8, 1967!! June 8, 1967 is the very next day after the June 7, 1967 capture of Jerusalem by the Jews. While it is better documented that this command to rebuild Jerusalem was repeated by the Knesset on April 1, 1969, the fact remains that the very first declaration was made by then Prime Minister Levi Eshkoi on the very next day after Jerusalem was captured by the Jews.
While the Knesset formally declared that this was finally the time to bring the Jewish Quarter to life again, which led to the actual reconstruction of the Jewish Quarter, it needs to be noted that the very original “word” to rebuild Jerusalem was actually given back on June 8, 1967!
Can’t you see it? While bathing in the magnificent exuberance of the capture of Jerusalem just the day before, PM Eshkoi just couldn’t resist calling for Jerusalem’s restoration! Wouldn’t you have, if you were the leader of Israel who was just given a huge victory over your enemies by the Lord Himself!! What many don’t know is that what we presently call the Jewish Quarter (plus the Southern part of Mt. Moriah) is the very same Jerusalem in geography that EXISTED at the time that the above prophecy was first given to Daniel. How appropriate!
The Jewish Year of Jerusalem’s Jubilee
The purpose of this section is to illustrate exactly which Jewish Year is Jerusalem’s Jubilee, the Jubilee wherein the Bible says all will be restored as outlined in Leviticus 25. This is to occur on the 50th year, but will occur only for those who love the Jewish Messiah! Not one of His Sheep that has heard His call will be left behind.
Time for some more background! In the fall of 2016, Jerusalem will be age 49 (7 weeks = 7 x 7 years = 49 years). In the fall of 2017, Jerusalem will be age 50. Therefore, the 50th year, or the Jubilee of Jerusalem, resides in the 2016 to 2017 Jewish Year. More specifically, the Jubilee for Jerusalem officially begins on the Day of Atonement 2016, which is October 12, 2016, and lasts until the Fall of 2017.
But is the Jubilee of Jerusalem truly the most logical time for the Rapture? I believe it is! However, to understand why, it is important to see what the 50th year of Jubilee means to the Lord and then compare this to what the Rapture is outlined to do by the same Lord, a God that NEVER changes.
First, let’s see what the Lord says about the Jubilee. The details of the Jubilee is fully outlined in detail in Leviticus, but Leviticus 25, 8-13 holds the key, outlined as follows:
8 And thou shalt number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the Day of Atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a Jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. 11 A Jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.12 For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.13 In the year of this Jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession.
In summary, and as per the above Scripture, what exactly happens in the 50th year of Jubilee (the year after the “7 x 7 weeks” from Daniel 9:25 as reiterated in the above Leviticus passage)? Here is a partial list of what happens:
- The Jubilee begins with a trumpet sound
- Every person is returned to their family
- Each person’s possessions are fully returned
- The Jubilee is a time of great rest, so much so that no sowing nor reaping is even allowed
Now let us compare the above to the Rapture!! Here are the two most quoted Rapture related Scriptures:
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18:
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Do you see the incredible similarities in these passages on the Rapture to what happens in the 50th year of the Jubilee? The following illustrates this:
- It begins with a trumpet sound: In the above Scriptures, both the 50th year of Jubilee and the Rapture begins with a trumpet sound:
o Jubilee: “cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound”
o Rapture: “and with the trump of God”, “at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound”
- Every person is returned to their family: Our family is the body of Christ, both those who have already died and those who have moved away. In the above Scriptures, both the dead and the living in Christ are brought together at once. We are returned to our family in full:
o Jubilee: “ye shall return every man unto his family”
o Rapture: “and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds”
- Their possessions are all returned: This includes our health and youth, whether rich or poor. We are raised incorruptible and immortal. All is returned to us in an instant.
o Jubilee: “ye shall return every man unto his possession”
o Rapture: “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality”
- It is a time of great rest (no sowing nor reaping is even allowed): After the Rapture, we will be in Heaven! In Heaven, there is no need to work:
o Jubilee: “ye shall not sow, neither reap”
o Rapture: “and so shall we ever be with the Lord”
SparrowCloud9’s (Erin’s) Dreams emphasize the Jubilee
Erin’s dreams (aka SparrowCloud9), which I believe with all of my heart after hundreds of hours of study to truly be from the Lord, have greatly influenced how I view the potential timetable for the Rapture. In particular, I believe that the Lord’s relentless and continual emphasis on Erin’s personal Jubilee 50th year underlines the importance of the Jubilee’s 50th to the Lord for Jerusalem, the Apple of His Eyes.
Indeed, I believe that Erin, in many ways, is an analogy to both Israel and the Bride, wherein Israel is referred to by the Lord in these dreams as her “Sister” (which therefore means in reality ALL of our “Sister”). With this in mind, here are some excerpts with respect to the importance of the Jubilee’s 50th year from some of her dreams (wherein I am only quoting the Words of Jesus Himself here and not Erin’s commentary or questions within these amazing dreams):
Jesus: “Maybe you should go back to Leviticus (Lev 25:10) and see what it says about the Jubilee Year. You are to enjoy the harvest of your field but when does this begin? When is a Jubilee to begin? How do you know yours has begun? Do I constantly tell you to look to Israel for your gauge? Is this only globally or sometimes you individually? Please be encouraged! Before you assume to know My ways, please understand My heart and also know the season. Erin, do you still believe I don’t want to bless you? Do you also know what happens during the Jubilee? It is a time of travel. You are taken back to your family; the roots of your ancestry. You are united and returned. You prepared your field, the land rests, you no longer labor and you are starting a journey. Erin, what if it is on earth and soon to be Heaven? Will you enjoy this too? There are still things that must occur. This you know. I know the signs are very strong right now but, they will be even more so as I draw closer.”
I believe that the above is pointing out to us that Erin’s release from this world in the form of the start of her dreams happened individually for Erin on her Jubilee, which took place in the 2012 to 2013 Jewish Year (as confirmed by Jesus Himself in a later dream as outlined below). However, notice that the Lord then took special mention of Israel as a gauge for all of us, all within His talk of the importance of Jubilee. In other words, it seems very possible that the timing of Erin’s Jubilee release individually on Erin’s Jubilee in the 2012 to 2013 Jewish Year is meant as a direct analogy to the Bride’s Jubilee Rapture release on Jerusalem’s Jubilee, just four years later in the 2016 to 2017 Jewish Year. FYI, Jerusalem was born in the 1966 to 1967 Jewish Year, which is exactly four years after the 1962 to 1963 Jewish Year that Erin was born in (Erin was born on January 23, 1963).
Jesus: “Oh is there only rest in death? I have not heard of this! No Erin your Jubilee. This will be a time of joy, peace and love; a time of great blessing as I will restore you and keep your enemies far from you. I have set up those who I have called to bless you. This willingness to bless you will gift them. You too will be a blessing to others! Now hand Me those who have cursed you, they are a burden and reproach. I will take these cares from you!”
Do you notice that Jesus uses the same type of wording as that used in the Jubilee description in Leviticus? Again, this seems the perfect analogy of Jerusalem’s upcoming Jubilee 50th Year, our possible Rapture, to the Jubilee that just passed for Erin.
Jesus: “Erin, do you remember what 50 also represent? Yes, 50 -- the year of Jubilee starts with the Shofar sounding, the slaves go free and debts are cancelled. This is 7 weeks of counting! Seven weeks of Seven Days! Jubilee is the time of freedom! Soon the 7 days of 7 weeks will be finished then comes the 50th day; an excellent day! In the days of Moses the Israelites were freed from Immorality and their burdens, this was a time of great celebration! Upon my return to Heaven, the disciples were given a special gift from me on the 50th day. A new wind had come! A new spirit was upon them from Heaven!”
Does the above not seem like it has Rapture written all over it? The wording used here simply fits, fully entailing the 3 f’s - freedom, freedom, freedom!! For us, the Lord’s Bride, the Rapture will be “a time of great celebration”, a Jubilee all of its own, a Jubilee with no equal in history!! While the 50th “day” is used here, it is certainly not a stretch for this to be analogous to the 50th year of Jubilee. In other words, while these are two different Jubilee counts, they are very much the same in meaning.
Jesus: “Now didn’t I also tell you this was your Jubilee year? Erin, my point is now you can enjoy your freedom. You will have rest. You are ready for the call. Yes, Erin - but now the cancer is removed there. Erin, is your life more than a scar here? Really! If man pays attention to that superficially, yet fails to see the battle that left it - well, then they are at risk of not arriving on any Tevah, right? Please let me take care of you. Erin, remember earlier you were hurt because I see a different picture of you than you see? It’s been a year – Your Jubilee! Erin, you walked in Heavenly places. You realized miracles. I showed you secrets in which you cannot reveal. You have seen your place! You are loved by the King. Rejoice! Rejoice! (Erin: Lord, there is a discrepancy on this being my 50th or 51st year.) Erin, this doesn’t matter. It is what I declare for you. Your dreams began September 2012. You were 49. This is one year later. You are 50. Can this be disputed? No it cannot! Could it be more clear? No, it cannot! I have spoken it! Now go to Scripture for answers on Jubilee. Go to the Book of Jubilees if you wish. I only tell you truth!”
Using the definition of Jubilee established by the Lord with Erin and applying it to Jerusalem, this once again confirms that the 2016 to 2017 Jewish Year is the Jubilee year for Jerusalem. Will this be the year of the Rapture? Again, I don’t know with certainty, it seems so mathematically logical to me I would remiss not to post this to you all.
Best GUESS Rapture Timeline
The following timeline is based on various hints on timing of certain events as outlined in the Bible (as well as some timing outlined in Erin’s dreams). Nonetheless, before reading the below, I simply cannot stress enough that these are just my personal guesses only. In no way, shape or form is this to be misconstrued as a “Lord Sayeth” type prophecy. As such, please use discernment accordingly:
September 11, 2016: UN endorsed sanctions on Israel begin. These sanctions are not opposed (and instead are actually secretly supported) by the USA to force a Treaty to be signed by Israel. In turn, this sets off a 9 month x 30 day countdown to the USA’s destruction on June 7, 2017, coinciding with the Rapture. As the saying goes, “when the missiles are coming down, we’ll be going up”. Why? Dividing Israel has its consequences clearly laid out in the Bible. Quite simply, any country that divides God’s Land of Israel shall also be divided. The USA has been more than warned in the Bible and this is the last straw to the Lord.
October 12, 2016, Day of Atonement: Jerusalem’s Jubilee year officially begins
March 22, 2017: Under great pressure from the UN and the USA, the Treaty is finally officially signed by Israel and the Palestinians and scheduled to come into effect on April 10, 2017 during Passover. In turn, this sets off another 9 month x 30 day countdown, this time the countdown is to the betrayal of the Jews during the first Temple Sacrifice to take place on Hanukkah, December 16, 2017.
April 10, 2017, Passover: Treaty now comes into effect as scheduled. The Treaty officially kicks of an ambitious 250 day preparation schedule by the Jews that is required for the formal Temple to be ready for a sacrifice to take place on Hanukkah 2017.
June 4, 2017, Pentecost Sunday: I believe many of us will be given a direct three day warning / confirmation for the Rapture. To everyone else, they will simply go about their business as the Rapture will just be a normal day. Warning them will be a required task, but be forewarned that almost everyone we try to warn will think we are crazy.
June 7, 2017, 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem: Rapture Date - 13th of Sivan, 5777? The Bride is Raptured just as the USA is about to be destroyed in a massive sneak attack organized by the Chinese and Russians. June 7, 2017 also happens to be a Wednesday (wherein Enoch had previously pointed out to us that “Wednesday’s child is full of woe” in one of Erin’s dreams: http://www.sparrowsbarn.com/s-4-dream-i). Please note that June 7th is my best guess for the Rapture date and has been for a long time as it is the anniversary of Jerusalem’s capture. However, due to a newscast in one of Erin’s dream wherein a June 7th morning was right after the “Great Disappearance” (aka the Rapture), it only helped confirm this for me. It is also worthwhile to note that the June 7th date in this dream is then subsequently referenced on more than one occasion by Jesus Himself in some of Erin’s later dreams.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: While the “June 7th Newscast” dream is mentioned by Jesus in Erin’s dreams, it is extremely important to note that the June 7th date was never TRULY confirmed by the Lord as being THE day for the Rapture. In addition, even if it had been, it is also extremely important to note that no year was ever given for this June 7th possibility. Nonetheless, the logic of the June 7th, 2017 timing, given that it is the 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem, makes me believe that this should be a HUGE watch day no matter what. Again, I must stress again that, in no way, should this be viewed as date setting. This is simply date framing using mathematical logic combined with Scriptural “common sense”.
July 27, 2017: After celebrating our Rapture in Heaven for 7 days, we then enter 3 days of training. After training, we then return to the Earth to witness to the “grapes” (those left behind) for a total of 40 days. In other words, the total time from the Rapture to the end of our witnessing will be 50 days. It is interesting to note that 50 days after Pentecost is around the time of the New Wine Celebration in Israel. Is it not analogous to the Tribulation Period that “grapes” need to first be crushed in order to make new wine. In turn, is this not a great analogy to the Tribulation Saints, which is referred to in Revelation as the Grape Harvest?
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Please don’t get hung up about whether these 40 days of witnessing will actually happen or not. While I believe it will, even I am not at all certain of this. However, wouldn’t it just be like the Lord to extend mercy to our loved ones that were left behind by having us being able to witness to them one last time in their darkest hour? Again, this may not happen, but I just feel it is a very real possibility and therefore worth at least mentioning. Nonetheless, it would be foolish to rely on this, so obviously the time to witness to loved ones is NOW!!
September 30, 2017, Day of Atonement: Israel's Jubilee Year Ends - Priests finally allowed to enter Temple (this restriction will be outlined in the Treaty wherein first entrance by the Priests will be limited to the Day of Atonement).
December 16, 2017, Saturday of Hanukkah: 250 days after the Treaty comes into effect, the first Temple Sacrifice in almost 2000 years is televised and celebrated. However, the Jews are suddenly betrayed during the celebration and brutally sneak attacked with incredibly destructive weaponry.
The Great Tribulation then continues until Jesus Himself finally comes and puts a stop to it.
Empirical evidence of “Jerusalem Jubilees”
If the above were not intriguing enough, it is VERY obvious to anyone that researches this even a bit that the Lord HAS ALREADY BEEN turning over Jerusalem in 50 year increments and has done so for the last 500 years. Just observe the last 3 turnovers of Jerusalem:
- In 1517, Jerusalem was turned over into the possession of the Ottoman Empire
- In 1917, Jerusalem was turned over into the possession of Great Britain (during WW1)
- In 1967, Jerusalem was turned over into the full possession of Israel (prior to the Six Day War, it was still divided)
Did you notice that each of these turnovers happened in years ending in 7? Not only that, but did you also notice that each of these turnovers happened in increments of 50? So what’s next in the pattern? You really don’t need MathMan for this J!! 2017 = 1967 + 50. Is there a 7 in 2017? Yes! Is this yet another 50 year increment since the last turnover of Jerusalem event? Again, yes!
So why are you telling me this?
You may be asking yourself, why is MathMan bothering to tell me something I really don’t want to hear? After all, I want the Rapture to be right now – tonight is preferable. To this I reply…”I couldn’t agree more, the sooner the better”.
However, this may not be what is actually going to occur. Quite simply, there may be a vast multitude of watch days that will come and go between now and June 7, 2017! While I completely agree that we should keep watching intensely and live our lives like He is coming for us tomorrow, what if He doesn’t? What if we are still here on Christmas Day 2016?
If there is continued delay, wouldn’t it be nice to know that it is NOT because the Lord has changed His mind and won’t be coming for us for decades? Wouldn’t it instead be nice to have in the back of your mind that it just may be simply God waiting for the “designated time” and that this designated time just could be Jerusalem’s Jubilee?
To make a long story short, let us continue to get excited about various watch dates. The Rapture could very well be right around the corner, perhaps even tonight. However, what if the Rapture really is still three years away? If it was, would you do things perhaps a bit differently today? Would you go to the dentist and get that sore tooth fixed? Is there a doctor you need to see but have been avoiding?
In other words, while we should live life spiritually as if He was coming for us tomorrow, I believe we have good reason to live life as if there may still be a few years left. While this may seem depressing to some, let us not forget that we will be the generation to see the Rapture. We will not experience death (or most of us won’t, depending on your age and health).
To put it romantically (not), approximately 5997 out of 6000 years has passed. We are almost at the end of this 6000 years. While 3 more years may seem like a lot to time to wait (if the above is correct), please don’t forget that we are already approximately 99.95% finished with the 6000 year timeline that many believe in (including me).
In other words, we are blessed enough to now be that generation that gets to see the final 3 years, the last 0.05%!! How many in the past have been able to say that? That’s right – just us!!
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Brothers and sisters, are you ready to meet the Lord in the sky? Repent and believe that grace is by faith alone and can ONLY be attained through Jesus Christ. Get ready and leave the temptations of this world behind and ready yourself as a Bride.
Surely, time is almost up.