FOR YAHSHUA’S RETURN, NOW
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Let us once again lay out this nine-part pattern over the history of mankind and see what we can learn about Yahweh and His ways. Any time we look back in time, remember, we are seeing His-story, even His-ways. Therefore, we are wise in doing this; and as we lay the nine-part pattern over history, we find that it reveals something quite remarkable about Yahweh, but also raises a most interesting question.
The great events within mankind per Yahweh bringing the kingdom of God to this earth, which is His goal, can be summarized as follows:
Yahweh created man, who fell. He regretted making man and brought the flood. Abraham, the father of faith, was brought forth, and from his seed came many offspring, including the twelve tribes of Israel. Following bondage in Egypt, they were placed in the promised land. Saul was made king, followed by David, followed by Solomon. The temple was built by Solomon, and many kings followed in a divided Israel. The temple was torn down, rebuilt, and the Jews continued to offer sacrifices. Yahshua was born and was crucified, providing the kingdom of God to man. The church began, and has been a corrupt work to this day.
That is pretty much the account of man in a quick panoramic view. But let us now lay out the nine-part pattern over this, and in relation to it see specifically what and when all of this happened. Remember, Yahweh is government, and He performs everything in order and with meaning, a meaning we as carnal mortals more often either completely miss or misinterpret.
Insomuch that mankind has now completed 120 Jubilees of time, completed in 1993 (The Issue – II, page 8), and as many now rightfully anticipate, it is time for Yahshua’s return and for mankind to enter into his Sabbath rest, we can assume that today is very near the completion of six “days” of mankind. Using Steve Jones’ most excellent accounting of time laid out in his book, Secrets of Time, we find that 2004 marks 5,898 years of time since mankind’s creation with Adam. Simply for the sake of having a reference point, if we use this hypothetical year and number, we find that by dividing 5,898 by 6, or the six “days” of mankind, we come up with six periods of time with 983 years per period. I realize this is quite simplified, but it at least gives us some general measure of time in “days.”
For our purposes here, it matters little if we change this by as much as even ten years, insomuch that spreading ten years out over nearly 6,000 years changes little the benchmarks of events along the way. For example, six years difference would change the completion of the first “day” of time by only one year, the second period by only two years. So, when we look back at events that were taking place when each of these “days” was completed and man passed into the next day, a few years today makes little difference as far as the distant past is concerned.
But you might object – Gary, you have been saying that the days were 1,000-year-long “days,” not 983 years. Keep in mind, even as we have noted here and in many of the other writings, Yahweh always changes time; in fact, He consistently cuts time short. He does this for mercy’s sake. Even as men’s lives have been cut short from as much as over 900 years, to now 80 or so, so He is cutting time short for mankind. And even though He cuts chronological time short, He still regards the duration as being legal time. For example, in The Issue – II we noted that forty Jubilees was a legal time of 2,000 years; but Yahweh stacks time so that while it may be a legal 2,000 years, it is in fact a chronological 1,960 years. So, when we talk here about a 1,000 year “day,” we are in fact talking about a legal “day” that, in reality, is somewhere around 983 years. Let us now take this figure at hand and see where each of these six “days” fall. You will find that this is very revealing.
Did you notice that in the history of man per the kingdom of God, especially in the period leading up to Yahshua and the church, these events that marked the end of one day and the beginning of the next are remarkably significant?
These are extremely key and pivotal events. In each case – Enoch’s ascension, Abraham’s life, Solomon and the temple, and most certainly the life of Yahshua – these events were key indicators and evidences of the significance of the coming “day.” Day two, preceded and initiated by Enoch and his ascension, was the day the ark was equally lifted up, preserving eight people alive. Day three, immediately preceded and initiated by the life of Abraham, was the period of the increase of the offspring of Abraham. Day four, immediately preceded and initiated by Solomon and the temple, was the period marked by the kings of Israel and the temple. And of course day five, immediately preceded by Yahshua’s work and the beginning of the church, was the growth of the church that has continued for 2,000 years.
But there is something else here, something very consistent that we need to note. Did you notice that all of these significant events tied each of these “days” together? In every case, none of these events began after the “day” change, but before! Enoch walked with God before the first day’s end. Abraham was born just before the second day’s end. Solomon was king and built the temple just before the third day’s end. And Yahshua came and performed His work to begin the church just before the fourth day’s end. Thus, what we find once again is Yahweh stacking or overlapping time and events so as to tie all of these days and events together. Here again we see these attesting divine overlaps.
But, something unusual happens in the last two “days.” First, there is no outstanding event at the end of the fifth “day,” which might be understandable since the church was supposed to get 3,000 years. (Actually, the significant event for the church was relative to its tenure of 3,000 years, insomuch that right in the middle of that time, or in 1517 AD, the Reformation began, dividing and cleansing the church.) And as noted in The Hope of the Remnant in 2004, the sixth “day” of mankind was comparable to Moses’ sixth trip up the mountain, which was dramatically marked by the culmination of Moses returning and judging the people. This, we noted, was comparable to Yahshua’s return from the mountain (following 40 Jubilees, or Moses’ 40 days without food or water) and Him judging His people. While 3,000 were slain when Moses returned, this is the precise number of those who entered the kingdom on the day of Pentecost. Yahshua must return from His mountain after 40 Jubilees and judge His sinful leavened 3,000-year-promised Pentecost church (which will be cut short to their two Pentecost loaves).
But, there is one noticeable discrepancy. Using 2004 as the end of the sixth “day,” would mean that, barring His imminent return, that return would fall on the seventh day. Thus, one can assume one of two things. Either the sixth day is not yet complete, which seems evident for several reasons; or, His return foreshadowed on the sixth day will actually be overlapped into the seventh day, as we see in a reverse manner per the events in the first four days. This would be what one might expect since the church was really supposed to get 3,000 years, but for mercy’s sake the eighth day must be stacked on the seventh. Thus, the conclusion of Moses’ sixth trip would foretell what would indeed take place as a result of the sixth “day.” Either way, it makes for an interesting question, and obviously we will have to wait and see what unfolds.
But however and whenever Yahshua’s return may come, there already exists at the end of the sixth day a divine overlap per His return – the beginning, though it be small and obscure up to now, of the Elijah second Remnant who must go before Yahshua and prepare the way for the seventh day Sabbath of His presence. And as we have noted before that the fire Yahshua said He longed to cast on the earth (Luke 12:49) must first be kindled in the Remnant (Upon What Foundation Will You Build?, page 6); equally stated, His judgment that will burn and purify the “third part,” or the third 1,000 years, of Christianity (Zechariah 13:8-9), will begin in the Remnant at the end of the sixth “day.”
Whatever the specific end of the sixth “day” might be, according to His law Yahweh cannot harvest His Nazirites on the Sabbath (lit. of Leviticus 25:5 – “and your grapes of Nazirites you shall not gather” on the Sabbath), in other words on the seventh day. Therefore, whatever He does, it seems required that He harvest the Remnant in the first resurrection immediately before the beginning of the seventh “day.” Thus, with this yet unfulfilled, plus the undeniable fact that mankind has NOT yet entered His Sabbath rest from the curse that has been on man for 6,000 years, it can certainly be said that we have not yet entered into the seventh “day.”
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