John and Doves,
We can also use 70 jubilee cycles to calculate the year Jesus returning to earth.
Exodus took place on Passover 1444 BC. They arrived at mount Sinai in the third month. They stayed there for one year. It was in 1443 BC in the second month they departed mount Sinai and began their journey ( Numbers 10:11-12 ). Because of their disbelief in God, God punished them by leaving them in wilderness for 40 years. After spending 40 years in wilderness , Israelis entered the promised land in 1403 BC ( 1443 BC minus 40 years ). God told them to keep the land sabbath for one year ( Leviticus 25:2 ). It was in the following year 1402 BC cultivation of the land began. Since jubilee is about the management and cultivation cycle of the land, 1402 BC is the first year of jubilee cycles. 49th year occurred in 1354 BC ( 1402 BC the 1st year, 1401 BC 2nd year, 1400 BC 3rd year....1354 BC 49th year). On day of atonement in 1354 BC, they blew the trumpet and hallow the 50th year which was 1353 BC as a jubilee unto them ( God consecrated this year as a sabbath year, cultivation was not allowed in this year ). 1353 BC is their 1st jubilee. 1353 BC is also the first year of next 49 years cycle. When we go by this sequence, 2nd jubilee occurred in 1304 BC, 3rd jubilee in 1255 BC.... and come to 2029 AD as the 70th jubilee. Jesus is very likely to come back in the year of 70th jubilee i.e., 2029 AD..
Has God ordained a 70 jubilees from the year Israelis entered the promised land? And if He did, is there a relationship between 70 jubilees and Daniel's 490 years prophecy? Below is what I have written a year ago.
The origin of Daniel's 490 years prophecy
Jeremiah 34 is a prophecy against Zedekiah. His cities would be forsaken by King Nebuchadnezzar, and he would die in peace.After Zedekiah heard his destiny, he proclaimed liberty unto his people. But later on he regretted what he has done, and caused the servants and the handmaids, and brought them into subjection.This prompted God's words on Zedekiah again.
12 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying, 14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name: 16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
My focus is verse 14.
14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.
This is a repetition of the Law in Exodus 21:2 and Deuteronomy 15:12. Every six years they serve them, they have to let their Hebrew brother go free for one year. Immediately I thought of 70 jubilees and Daniel 70 weeks prophecy.
If God does ordain a 70 jubilees on His people Israel, this may answer the origin of 70 weeks prophecy.
70 jubilees = 70 X 49 years = 3430 years.
During these 3430 years, for every 6 years, they need to let their Hebrew brother go free for 1 year.
3430 divided by 7 = 490 years
During these 3430 years, there should have been 490 years of proclaiming liberty to their brothers. But their forefathers did not hearken to God's words, even this generation. For these 490 years they did not hearken to God, God transforms them into 70 weeks prophecy, in order to finish their transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Or we can look at it this way. For these 490 years they did not hearken to God's word, God has numbered the dynasty of Israel for 490 years, beginning from David's reign in Jerusalem , up to 2022 AD when God releases the 7 years tribulation to purge and refine Israelis. Below is the calculation.
King David began his reign in 1009 BC. He ruled in Hebron for 7 years, and then ruled in Jerusalem for 33 years. The year he moved to Jerusalem was 1002 BC (1009 BC minus 7 years).
From 1002 BC David established Israel dynasty in Jerusalem to destruction of Judah in the summer of 586 BC, there were 416 years (1002 BC minus 586 BC ). If God does number Israel dynasty for 490 years, there is a remaining of 74 years left in modern day Israel (490 years minus 416 years). Adding 74 years to rebirth of Israel in 1948, we come to 2022 as the last year of Israel dynasty. God's patience runs out with Israel in 2022, and He shall unleash the 7 years tribulation to purge and refine Israel. The ultimate goal is to bring them to Jesus. and anoint the most Holy.