This is a correction by Miriam Howard to her post of the other day, Personally, I believe the rapture will be sooner than what she says, but I could be wrong.
ABOUT THE JUBILEE YEAR
In my previous paper, “So, When Is the Rapture?” I made a serious error in my calculation of when the Jubilee Year opens, which affects the correct year when the Rapture and the opening of the Tribulation will take place.
Leviticus 25 is the proof text about God’s instructions for the Jubilee Year. It says:
“ 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 jubile 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. 21 Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. 22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store. 23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine, for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.”
Notice that ‘the year of Jubilee’ is called “the year of liberty!” Ezekiel 46:16-17 says: “Thus saith the Lord God; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance. But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them.”
Notice that seven full sabbaths of years must be fulfilled, which are 490 full years, and then at the END of the 49th year or 7x7 - equaling 490 years (the ending of which always lands on Elul 29, at the end of summer), and beginning on the next day, Tishri 1, the new Sabbatical year opens, which begins the next 7 year cycle of years.
In my former paper, I foolishly put our rapture and opening of the Day of the Lord / the Tribulation, in the Spring of 2014 BEFORE the opening of the next Sabbatical year / the Sabbatical cycle, in the Fall of 2014, which then would cause the Jubilee to open at the BEGINNING of the 49th year / the 490th year, in the Fall of 2021, instead of at the END of the 49th / the 490th year, in 2022 , which would then allow the Rapture and the opening / and the closing of the Tribulation to occur INSIDE the Sabbatical year which it must do, in 2015 to 2022, instead of OUTSIDE the Sabbatical year / the Sabbatical cycle, like it would wrongly do in 2014 / 2021.
The Lord has illustrated this eternal cycle over and over again in Creation. The first instance was in Genesis 1, where the Lord “worked” for the six days of Creation, and then finished and rested from His work on ‘the seventh day,’ which was a Sabbath and type of the Sabbatical year.
In Scripture- the 7th day and the 7th year are called “the day of rest,” and “the year of rest unto the land” respectively.
Leviticus 23:3 says this about the seventh day:
“Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.”
Leviticus 25:2-7 says this about “the seventh year”: “ Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land. And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee. 7And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.”
In Deuteronomy 15:1, the end of the ‘seventh year’ is called “a release.”
“At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.”
Deuteronomy 15:2 says this about the ‘seventh year’ … “it is called the Lord's release.”
In Judaism, the numbers 1, 8 and 50 are referred to as “transcendent numbers” in that they “go beyond” seven. That is exactly what the Jubilee year does. It goes beyond the seventh x seventh year (the 49th year) and the seventy x seven years (the 490th year). That is the reason the Holy Spirit calls the Jubilee year the “the fiftieth year” in Leviticus 25, in order to show that the Jubilee year is a separate year, and goes beyond and comes after the 49th/490th year! There is no such year per se as “the fiftieth year,” as calling it that, only illustrates it separateness and transcendence beyond ‘7.’ The ‘50th’ year is really Year 1 of the next 7th x 7th, 49 years, and Year 1 of the 490 years, just like Sunday….
Which is the first day of the next 7 days, which goes beyond the Sabbath. The Jews in the Bible never used the Babylonian names of the weekdays. They called the days by number. The Bible refers to Sunday as “the first day” of the week as it is always the first day of the next seven days of the week.
Every Sunday represents the principle of “the Jubilee year.”
If you become confused about all this, just think about every Sunday, opening at the exact end of the 7th day, and being the 1st day of the next seven days!
It is surely an eternal cycle.
Another wonderful example of the Jubilee Year is from the Feast of Firstfruits to the Feast of Harvest, the day of Pentecost, which is to be ‘50’ days, according to Scripture. Remember that Leviticus 23:15-16 commands the reader: “ And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.”
Firstfruits to Pentecost is to be counted from “the morrow after the sabbath to the morrow after the sabbath”… from Sunday to Sunday- from the first day of the week to the first day of the week, just like the Year of Jubilee.
Every Pentecost is a shadow and type of the Jubilee Year. [ Sadly, there are many Christians who refuse these clear and wonderful instructions and insist on counting the days between Firstfruits and Pentecost - beginning on Nisan 16, as the Jews do, because of their self-imposed spiritual blindness in recognizing the Feast of Firstfruits on Sunday – THE DAY OF JESUS’ RESURRECTION. This refusal totally blinds them to the wonderful pattern which the Holy Spirit attempts to teach us over and over again, in order that the true Bible believer not miss “the clue.”]
By the way, ancient Judaism often referred to Sunday as “the eighth day.”
Another example of the eighth day following after the seventh day …is the SEPARATE Feast day after the seventh and closing day of the Feast of Tabernacles, in Leviticus 23:36:
“Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.”
“The eighth day” following after the 7 days of Tabernacles is another example of the Year of Jubilee, following after the 7x7 years of the Sabbatical cycle, and is a separate day unto itself, just like the Jubilee Year is a separate year, being the first year of the next 49 years.
Though not specifically referred to as such, the Jubilee Year is a type of “holy convocation” as it is called by God as “a solemn assembly” which, in Scripture, is always ‘a holy convocation’ before the Lord.
In the Spring of 2015 , Passover, Nisan 14/April 3, will fall on Friday, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Nisan 15/April 4, will fall on Sabbath and the Feast of Firstfruits will fall, of course, on “the morrow after the sabbath,” on Sunday, Nisan 16/April 5. The Catholic Easter will fall on April 5, also, that year.
There will be a total lunar eclipse on Unleavened Bread, on Sabbath, April 4th, 2015, but it will only be viewed as a partial eclipse in Israel, if even seen there at all. The total lunar eclipse on the Feast of Firstfruits, in 2014, on Nisan 20/April 20, will not be able to be viewed at all in Israel.
Also, in 2015 , the ‘holy convocation’ of the first day of Unleavened Bread will precede the Feast of Firstfruits instead of following the Feast of Firstfruits, as the last day of Unleavened Bread will do in 2014.
Also interestingly, the first full year of the Kingdom of David on Earth will be 2023 , which will open God’s Sacred Year as ‘a year of perfect order,’ when Nisan 1 falls on Thursday, Nisan 10 is on Sabbath, Nisan 14 on Wednesday, Nisan 17 on Sabbath, etc. Remember ‘the year of perfect order’ the year of the Children of Israel’s “release” from the bondage of Egypt, (according to Exodus 12), and even 40 years later, “coming up out of the Jordan on the 10th of Nisan on the Sabbath, (Joshua 4:19), as from Scripture itself, that year can be proved to be “a year of perfect order,” as designed by the Holy Spirit in Exodus 12. Having all this taking place INSIDE the seventh year, will also grant a “release to the land” of Israel.
Among the years that can be proved by the ancient calendar to be “in perfect order” was the year of Jesus’ birth on Sabbath, Tishri 1, 3757, 5 B.C., the first year of Jesus’ ministry to Israel beginning in the Spring of 27 A.D., and the year of the Cross, beginning on Nisan 1, 30 A.D. when Jesus hung on the Cross on Wednesday , the fourth day of the week, as Exodus 12 says, on Nisan 14, and then arose from the Grave at the end of “three days and three nights” after the end of the Sabbath, at the beginning of “the morrow after the Sabbath,” the beginning of Sunday. (Remember, in Israel, the new day begins after Sundown, during the time of “twilight” – sometime during “the twinkling of an eye.”) Jesus fulfilled the beautiful symbol of the Year of Jubilee-with His own resurrection “after the close of the sabbath” at the beginning of “the first day/the eighth day”- on Sunday.
This time, the rapture of the Body-Bride of Christ and the beginning and the ending of the 7 years of Tribulation will be framed within the 7 year Sabbatical cycle. IF the Lord chooses this coming Sabbatical cycle to begin and finish His work with the Body of Christ, the nation of Israel and the wicked, (which I fully expect), which will open on Tishri 1, 2014 through Elul 29, 2022, Jesus will come for us at the beginning of Firstfruits, when He, Himself, came out of the Tomb, in the twinkling of an eye during twilight at the end of the Sabbath in Jerusalem, at the opening of Sunday, Nisan 5/April 5, in 2015, 5775, which will still be Sabbath, Nisan 4/April 4, in the Northern Hemisphere, and then the Tribulation – the opening of the Day of the Lord - will immediately open with “sudden destruction.”
Then, on Wednesday , Tishri 10, 2022, 5783, after the close of Daniel’s final 49th year, the 490th year, the holy Year of Jubilee will open with the sound of the Trumpet throughout all the land which will finally announce the holy Year of Liberty for all the redeemed, when all the Land returns to its original owner, the Lord of Heaven, in order to do with as He sees fit.
[This first year of Jubilee will be “out of Israel’s cycle” of Jubilee years, and will begin a whole, new holy cycle of Jubilee years, the first of Eternity. The ‘70th week ’ of Daniel opened in the Fall of 26 A.D., on Tishri 1, 3787, at the opening of the last 7 years of the 490 year prophecy. Jesus arrived in Israel in the Spring of 27 A.D. and fulfilled the first half of Daniel’s ‘70th week’ ending in 30, A.D. 3790, at the Cross, (which I will prove very simply by Scripture in my next little paper.) Yeshua was “cut off” in the MIDDLE of the ‘70th week,’ at the Cross. From the Fall of Tishri 1, 26 A.D. to the Spring of Nisan 1, 30 A.D. is exactly 3.5 years. Because of national Israel’s failure to accept Jesus Christ, the Son of God as their Yeshua Messiah, Redeemer and King, the Lord cut off the nation of Israel (turning to the Gentiles) and cut off Israel’s Jubilee cycle at the Cross, as well as cutting off the Anointed One, Yeshua, the Messiah. 3.5 years from the Spring of 30 A.D. to Elul 29, 34 A.D, would have ended the final 70th week, and Elul 29, 34 A.D. would have been the end of Daniel’s 490 years, if the nation of Israel would have repented from their sins and turned to Yeshua the Messiah for their salvation. Instead, the Lord cut off the last 3.5 years of the prophecy and He has been holding them in abeyance ever since until the opening of the last half of the Tribulation, whenever that occurs, (which I believe will begin on Tishri 1, 2018, 5779 and end on Nisan 1, 2022.). IF the nation of Israel had accepted Yeshua as their Messiah, they would have finished out the whole 490 years of the prophecy as of Elul 29, 34 A.D., Jewish year and they would have entered their Kingdom of David at the END of the 490th year, which then would have opened the ’50th year- the Jubilee year, 10 days later, on Tishri 10 of 34 A.D. If one puts 34 into a calculator and counts by 49 years cycles all the way through, one would come to the Fall of 1994 A.D. as being a 49th year - the Jubilee Year- the first year of the next 49 years, which was course it was not. The next cycle after that would have opened in the Fall of 2043. That is why Tishri 10 of 2022 will begin a whole new Jubilee cycle, if the Lord chooses.]
The sound of the Trumpet, on Tishri 10, in 2022, will inaugurate the opening of the Kingdom of David on Earth, the sprinkling the nations will take place by Yeshua Messiah, the High Priest of Israel, and so on. Yeshua Messiah will award the inheritances of ‘His dear brethren’ – the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and His servants, as Ezekiel 48 shows. Ezekiel’s Temple will be dedicated and all that goes along with that. What a day of rejoicing that will be, inside the Jubilee Year!
The Feast of Firstfruits is to always fall on “the morrow after the Sabbath” (which always is the first Sunday after Passover), according to Leviticus 23. The Feast of Firstfruits always represents the principle of the Jubilee year.
The Year of Jubilee could be said to also fall on “the morrow after the Sabbath!” … after the 7thyear cycle of years, the 7x7th cycle of years- the 49th year, and the 70x7th cycle of years-490 years. The Sabbatical year and the Sabbatical cycle always end on Elul 29. The next day, Tishri 1, opens up the new Civil Calendar year, and a new Sabbatical year and new Sabbatical cycle of 7 years.
Israel’s 7 year Sabbatical cycle always opens on Tishri 1, at the beginning of the Civil calendar year, and closes on Elul 29, the day before the next Tishri 1.
Israel’s next 7 year Sabbatical cycle begins in the fall at the opening of the new Civil year, on Tishri 1, 2014, September 25th, which will open the Jewish Sabbatical year of 5775, which divides equally as all Jewish “7th years” do. The “7th year will end on the following Elul 29, September 13, 2015, at the end of summer, as all Jewish Civil years do.
5775 = the Sabbatical year - the 7th year, (5775/7 = 825), will open on September 25, 2014, and will close on September 13, 2015, 5776.
5776 = year 1
5777 = year 2
5778 = year 3
5779 = year 4 (the MIDDLE of 7, opening on Tishri 1, Sept 10, 2018)
5780 = year 5
5781 = year 6
5782 = year 7- the Sabbatical year, (5782/7 = 826), opens on September 7, 2021 and closes on Elul 29, September 25, 2022.
[ IF the Lord chooses this next Sabbatical cycle to begin and end the Tribulation, Tishri 1, on September 10, 2018, 5779 will begin the last half of Daniel’s ‘70th week.’
5782 will be Daniel’s final 49th year, which will be the final 490th year of his prophecy. The nation of Israel will be released from a type of “Egyptian bondage” – the world system, as at their first, and will be escorted “over the Jordan” by Messiah Ye-shua on Nisan 10, just as Jo-shua did before Him. Israel will again be circumcised, inside the Land, as at their first, but this time it will be a “spiritual circumcision” of their heart with the “implant” of a new heart, followed by the pouring out of the water of the Spirit upon them, Ezekiel 37.
If the Lord chooses this next Sabbatical cycle to begin and end the Tribulation, the Jubilee year will open on Tishri 10, 2022, Jewish year 5783 , on Wednesday, October 5th, in the MIDDLE of the 7 day week, and that year will run through 2023, and then will close on Elul 29, 2023, at the end of summer.
2023 A.D. will be the first full year of the Millennium, the Messianic Kingdom of David, which will be ‘a year of perfect order’ as set up in Exodus 12, when: Nisan 1 opens on Thursday, which then will open the Mosaic feast days - allowing Nisan 10 to fall on Sabbath , Nisan 14 on Wednesday , Nisan 15 on Thursday, Nisan 17 on Sabbath , Feast of Firstfruits, always falls on the “morrow after the Sabbath,” which would be Nisan 18, Nisan 21 on Wednesday, Feast of Pentecost always falls “on the morrow after the sabbath,” would be Sivan 8, Feast of Trumpets always falls on Tishri 1, which would be a Sabbath , Day of Atonement on Monday, Tishri 10, the first day of Tabernacles, Tishri 15 would fall on Sabbath , and the ‘Eighth day’ which closes the Mosaic Feasts would fall on the following Sabbath .
The ‘year of perfect order’ always opens in the Spring, at the beginning of God’s New year - the Sacred Year, on Rosh haShana, Nisan 1.
Here is a chart that might finally help resolve any confusion on this matter:
The Jubilee Year is for Israel....as the official opening of the Kingdom on Earth- beginning in the fall of 2022, on Tishri 10, as Lev 25 says.
The Rapture and the opening of the Tribulation/the Day of the Lord and the Second Coming of Christ must begin INSIDE the Sabbatical year, in the Spring.
If the Lord chooses this next 7 year Sabbatical cycle....
Year 7, The next Sabbatical year/cycle (5775/7 = 825) will open in Israel on Tishri 1, on the eve of Wednesday/Thursday, September 24/25th, 2014
[The Rapture, and the beginning of the Tribulation/Day of the Lord will begin in Israel the following Spring, on the Feast of Firstfruits/Resurrection Day, Nisan 16, (5775) on the eve of Sabbath/Sunday, April 4/5, 2015.]
Year 1 will open in Israel on Tishri 1, (5776) on the eve of Sunday/Monday, September 13/14, 2015.
Year 2 will open in Israel on Tishri 1, (5777) on the eve of Sunday/Monday, October 2/3, 2016.
Year 3 will open in Israel on Tishri 1, (5778) on the eve of Wednesday/Thursday, September 20/21, 2017,
Year 4 will open in Israel on Tishri 1, (5779) on the eve of Sunday/Monday, September, 9/10, 2018. (This will be exactly the MIDDLE of the Tribulation, Day 1260, from April 4/5, 2015, and the Feast of Firstfruits.)
Year 5 will open in Israel on Tishr1, (5780) on the eve of Sunday/Monday, September 29/30, 2019.
Year 6 will open in Israel on Tishri 1, (5781) on the eve of Friday/Sabbath, September 18/19, 2020. (This Jewish year will be 'a year of perfect order' beginning the following Nisan 1.)
Year 7 will open in Israel on Tishri 1, (5782/7 = 826) on the eve of Monday/Tuesday, September 6/7, 2021.
Year 50, which is Year 1 (5783) of the next 49, will be God's Jubilee Year, when ALL the Land returns to its original owner, the Lord Jesus, and it will be the beginning of a brand new, holy Jubilee cycle, if the Lord chooses the above 7 year cycle to begin and end the Tribulation. It will open in Israel on Tishri 10, 2022, on the eve of Tuesday/Wednesday, in the MIDDLE of the week, October 4/5, 2022. That day will open and inaugurate the Millennial Kingdom Age in Earth. In the Spring of 2023, beginning on Nisan 1, the new Sacred Year will open as 'a year of perfect order,' the first full year of the Messianic Kingdom of David on Earth.
I sincerely apologize to you all for my math errors in calculating the Jubilee Year in my last paper. Moreover, I am sad that I caused great disappointment about the spring of 2014 being the wrong year for our ‘release’ into Heaven. Thank you for your understanding and kindness shown to me about this.
Isaiah 44:6-8“Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.”