The Curse of 1920
Jubilee – 1994
In Chapter 8 we saw how nine periods of cursed time effected the Curse of 1920, but we also noted that there is another period called blessed time. In this Appendix we will examine blessed time.
This Appendix is not light and easy in any regard, having many terms and concepts, as well as information, that will be entirely new to you. But, it is added here for its immense relevance and confirming evidence, as well as its incomparable and much needed truth.
Blessed time—a period of 490 years, or any multiple thereof, that leads to the blessing of Jubilee.
In Matthew 18:21–22, we read a clear testimony regarding the significance and relevance of the number 490: “Then Peter came and said to Him, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Until seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, until seven times, but until seventy times seven.’ ” Seventy times seven is 490, and thus speaks of forgive-ness.
Also, most significantly, 490 years is an extended Jubilee waiting period by a factor of ten, or 10 x 49 years. The Jubilee was every fiftieth year, following a specifically enumerated period of 49 years. In Leviticus 25:8 we read: “You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years.”
Repeatedly, Yahweh has legal time-periods of waiting, whether they be the weekly sabbath per a six day wait (Exodus 20:8–11), the seventh year land sabbath spoken of here in Leviticus 25:1–7 per a six year wait, the Jubilee per a 49 year wait, or extended periods of these and others by multiples thereof. This is Yahweh’s government, His ways, His law, His order, and His works. He has legal waiting periods, and we would be wise to understand them.
Therefore, as with the nine periods of 414 or 430 years, multiplying the Jubilee waiting period of 49 years times ten—490 years—elevates Jubilee’s fulfillment to a higher level, causing it to be of far greater and even higher significance. What was Jubilee? We read in Leviticus 25:10 that Jubilee, on the culminating fiftieth year, speaks of forgiveness and much needed restoration:
“[A]nd each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.”
As you will see, on the higher level of multiple Jubilee waiting periods, this speaks of reversing the curse that came when Adam and Eve fell and were removed from their “own property,” the Garden. It is man returning to the Garden of Eden. And as incredible as it might sound, this is indeed what this nation and this world is beginning to experience, evidenced already in the 1994 changes we identified in Chapter 13, and will experience in ever-increasing ways.
Let us now consider some examples of, and testimonies related to, blessed time; the last example, quite significantly, returning us to this most remarkable figure—King Jehoiachin.
The first example is quite simple, yet very important. In year 2448 from Adam, the glory of Yahweh came upon Mount Sinai and the people could not go near it; then 490 years later in year 2938, the glory of Yahweh filled Solomon’s temple at its dedication and the priests could not stand to minister in the temple because of the glory.
But this blessed time had to have had a source; and quite significantly and revealingly, it did indeed. Its origin was 490 years before year 2448, and was the blessed bride of Abraham, Sarah, who was born in year 1958 from Adam. Abraham was then ten years of age, the age of Rebekah when she married Isaac. Thus, the testimony of the glory of Yahweh is per Abraham’s bride. And in our governmental testimony of 1 Corinthians 11, we read in verse 7 that “the woman is the glory of man.” We note then that the glory attested to in the bride is certainly evidenced here by Sarah and the following two periods of blessed time.
Here is another example; but it is far more complicated and lengthy, with entirely new concepts, and will open to us some marvelous and extraordinarily valuable and timely truth and understanding. It has to do with multiples of the Jubilee waiting period of 49 years. And as you will see, undoubtedly Yahweh uses this to lay out the most significant and determining measured course of time in the entire history of man!
In 534 BC, Cyrus of Persia issued a decree allowing the Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple, ending the 70 years of captivity in Babylon. Nineteen years later, or in 515 BC, the temple was completed. Then in 458 BC, or 76 years after Cyrus’s decree, King Artaxerxes made a like decree and sent Ezra to Jerusalem to “establish the law of your God,” an act that would “adorn the house of Yahweh” (Ezra 7:25–27). Most notably, this second decree was at the completion of the 70th Jubilee waiting period, or 70 x 49 years, or 3,430 years. (To be explained shortly.)
Quite significantly, by performing this decree and work 76 years later, it actually removed them from a cursed time cycle of 414 years, and placed them on a blessed time cycle of 490 years (414 + 76 = 490). Let us consider this further, for it is important to note, and even has implications for today.
When Cyrus made his decree, it was specifically at the cursed time period of 414 years following the 60th Jubilee waiting period (60 x 49) at year 2947 from Adam. This was not a good cycle to be on; and if they had continued on it, it would have meant the fulfillment of cursed time! But as we have seen evidenced in other cases, Yahweh reverses a curse, and He did so here by evoking yet another legal decree 76 years later. With the addition of the decree of Artaxerxes and Ezra’s return to establish the law of Yahweh at the end of the 70th Jubilee waiting period, they entered into blessed time. Thereby, Yahweh legally reversed the curse!
And most importantly—and these two paragraphs are not easy to read, for they are extremely packed with information—by restoring the sons of Israel back on blessed time, specifically at the completion of the 70th Jubilee waiting period, or year 3437 from Adam, Daniel’s 70 sevens (70 x 7, or 490 years) began with the decree of Artaxerxes. This is falsely called Daniel’s seventy “weeks.” But, the literal translation is simply “seven,” or seventy “sevens.” Like the land sabbaths, it is actually 70 seven-year periods, or 490 years.
The decree of Artaxerxes was the curse-reversing legal decree spoken of in Daniel 9:25—“a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem.” But in truth, it is not literal Jerusalem that is being spoken of here—nor will that Jerusalem fulfill this decree, for that Jerusalem was only its shadow. Daniel 9:25, therefore, looks to the rebuilding of Jerusalem above, beginning at the end of 120 Jubilee waiting periods. Thus, one period of blessed time later, or in year 3927 (33 AD), Yahshua was crucified. And most significantly, through the Law of the Nazirite vow in Numbers 6, Yahshua legally restored the original Garden! (To learn more about this, go to www.thecurseof1920.com and read The Nazirite Vow.) Thus we see a very dramatic testimony concerning blessed time. But this is not all.
If you have an enquiring mind, you might be wondering where this ongoing blessed time of 120 Jubilee waiting periods takes us, and how it relates to today. In order to answer this, though, we have to start by going back to the time when this expansive cycle of Jubilee waiting periods began. And obviously, this time-cycle began when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and were sent out of the Garden, out of “his own property,” which Jubilee speaks of returning to.
The Jubilee cycle actually began seven years after Adam was created. Why? Because that is when Adam sinned. While there is nothing in the Scriptures that specifically tells us this timing, it is actually by looking at the rest of time since then, as well as the government and ways of Yahweh, that we see the reality of this. When Adam sinned and was sent out of the Garden, only then was there a need for a Jubilee in order to return to the Garden, to “return to his own property,” which is the need for all mankind. In the seven years prior to this, obviously there was no need for a Jubilee, for they had not yet left the Garden. And again, we see what Jubilee is all about—returning to the Garden! Having established this, let us now advance forward in time and see where this extended cycle takes us.
There are actually three consecutive uninterrupted periods of forty Jubilee waiting periods that are most important, for a total of 120 jubilee waiting periods. The significance of these three periods is evidenced in two clearly confirming testimonies. First, we know that from a baby, Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s house; but at the age of forty he left Egypt and went into the wilderness where he tended sheep for another forty years. Then he had his encounter with the burning bush and went back to Egypt to deliver the sons of Israel. Upon delivering them, he spent his last forty years leading them through the same wilderness, whereupon he died at the age of 120 (Deuteronomy 34:7). Thus, Moses’s 120-year time period was an attesting 40 + 40 + 40.
The second testimony is the first three kings of the sons of Israel—Saul, David, and Solomon. Once again, each of these very significant kings reigned for specifically forty years. Further establishing the uniqueness of their reigns, after Solomon the sons of Israel were split into two and ten tribes and never reunited. Thus, they too served in a unique 40 + 40 + 40 testimony.
So why was this three-part extended Jubilee period the multiple of specifically 120 times 49? First, of course, it is twelve periods of blessed time, or 12 x 490. Also, 120 is the number of Yahweh’s masculine government (12) elevated to the hundreds level. This is also the same number of those gathered together in the upper room on Pentecost (Acts 1:15), and the number of governors established over Babylon after it fell (Daniel 6:1). Thus we see the hope of Yahweh God’s government established on this earth.
But all the way back in Genesis 6:3 we see Yahweh laying out this pattern for dealing with man. When He regretted making him, He declared: “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless, his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Yahweh gave man 120 years to change, which he failed to do. Therefore, at the end of those 120 years, or in year 1656, He sent the flood and destroyed all but Noah and his family. And quite significantly, there were eight in the ark, the number of consecutive games the Red and White Sox won, and Ronald Reagan, the eighth, all of which reversed curses. Governmentally, eight reverses the curse.
Again, Yahweh is government. And if He laid out 120 years for man at that time, and at the end thereof sent a flood to cover the earth, then clearly He has done and is doing likewise regarding mankind, only relative to His kingdom on this earth per vastly expanded Jubilee waiting periods. “That which has been is that which will be.” Yahweh will not “strive with man forever,” and at the end of another 120-unit period—the higher and telling period of 120 Jubilee waiting periods—He will once again send a rain, but this time the rain of His glory that will cover the earth.
This too we will address shortly, but for now let us see what took place at these specific points in time per these three forty-part increments of the Jubilee waiting period, as well as two other points. To aid in our math, we will mark these periods in years from Adam. Also, forty periods of Jubilee waiting would equal 40 x 49, or 1, 960 years. Thus we see, there would be three periods of 1,960 years. And let us note here as well that these three 1,960-year chronological periods are actually three legal 2,000 year periods. A chronological 1,960-year Jubilee waiting period is a legal 2,000 years. This is simply Yahweh’s way of shortening time, something He systematically performs for our sake.
Adam fell in year 7, beginning the need for Jubilee—the forgiveness of sin and returning to our original land and family. Adding to the seven years the 1,960 years of the first forty Jubilee waiting periods brings us to the year 1967. (Remember, every date will have this added seven years.) What took place that year that would identify its significance as the first one-third point, the completion of the 40th Jubilee waiting period? The father of America, the father of faith, Abraham, was nineteen years of age. Significantly, this was the age of those who were allowed to enter into the Promised Land after the sons of Israel sinned and refused to go in (Numbers 14:29). Thus, per the com-pletion of these first forty Jubilee waiting periods, we see evidenced here the promise that we would enter into the promised land upon the completion of this full cycle. Note here though—if this first forty-period mark was this cycle’s completion, then the year 1968 would have begun the fulfillment of Jubilee. But obviously it was not, and this first mark simply attested to that which would come.
The next Jubilee waiting period of significance we want to once again point out before looking at the next major mark of the attesting 80th, is the 60th (year 2947). We have already noted that it was one period of cursed time (414 years) after this benchmark Jubilee waiting period that Cyrus’s decree was made, ending the 70 years of Babylonian captivity. And, this cursed time decree also necessitated that Artaxerxes proclaim a resolving and curse-reversing decree at the end of the 70th Jubilee waiting period in year 3437. But once again, all of this that takes place marks a time of waiting for the much needed Jubilee at the 120 completion. So a significant question to ask is: Is there any further indication here as to what might happen after the completion of the 120 Jubilee waiting periods? Once again, this might be answered by examining what happened in the year after 2947, or in 2948 when Jubilee would have begun.
In 2948, we find that the construction of Solomon’s house was completed after thirteen years (1 Kings 7:1), the number of our founding colonies, as well as the number of twelve disciples and Yahshua. This too was not a fulfillment, but once again foreshadowed that which was to be when the 120 Jubilee waiting periods were completed.
Regarding the 414-year curse attested to by Cyrus’s decree, we find that curse evidenced in the year immediately following the 67th Jubilee waiting period. The completion of the 67th Jubilee waiting period was year 3290. In year 3291—once again the hope of a Jubilee—very significantly, Nebuchad-nezzar conquered Jerusalem, beginning the seventy years of Babylonian captivity and evidencing a curse instead. (It is interesting that Jerusalem had just reneged on a like Jubilee of sorts by not letting the male and female Hebrew servants go free [Jeremiah 34:6–22], and thus they reaped what they sowed by being taken into captivity on what would have been a Jubilee.) The only way this curse was reversed was through the decree of Artaxerxes at the end of the 70th Jubilee waiting period. Therefore, once again we see testified here that a curse would be reversed upon completion of these continuing 120 Jubilee waiting periods.
We have already noted the remarkable occurrence in the final year of the 80th Jubilee waiting period (3927)—Yahshua’s crucifixion, and fifty days later the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. And, once again, it was by the vital Nazirite vow that He restored the original Garden, making the way possible for us to return to it, or Jubilee!
But as remarkable and incomparably significant as this was, it was not the fulfillment of the 120 Jubilee waiting period cycle. If Yahshua’s crucifixion was the fulfillment, it would have occurred in the year 3928, the year after 3927, and Jubilee would have begun. But it did not! Jubilee was not declared! Instead, the timing of this vital event testified of still being in the waiting period, before Jubilee. Even as proclaimed by a most unlikely source, Yahshua had actually come early, “before the time” (Matthew 8:28–29); and the true fulfillment of His work would not be for another forty Jubilee waiting periods, the true fullness of time. Thus, He returned back to heaven to wait. But once again, we see in this testimony a promise of that which was to be. And most importantly, through the Nazirite vow He legally made Jubilee possible.
So exactly when did the 120 Jubilee waiting periods come to completion? Whatever year it was, one can be most certain that it was the year following that evidenced the completion, beginning the promised Jubilee. Remember, the 120 Jubilee waiting periods are only the period of time that precedes, or leads up to and attests to in various types and shadows, the Jubilee.
What year then marked the end of 120 Jubilee waiting periods, the end of the extended period when Yahweh ceases striving with man because he is flesh? That year was 5887, or . . . 1993! Therefore, 1994, the year in which Yahweh declared His Emancipation Proclamation, as well as afforded the testimony of Jehoiachin, was the first year beginning His Jubilee, the beginning of our return to our land and family, as well as the flood of His glory! Thus we have one more dramatic testimony regarding the income-parable significance of 1994!
We have already seen that at the end of the 40th and the 80th one-third and two-third marks of this 120-part period (as well as at the 60th and the 70th), Yahweh attested to what would take place at the fulfilling Jubilee. And when 1993 came, the concluding 120th mark, He was still not finished doing so!
In 1993, as mankind was now about to enter into Yahweh’s Jubilee—for the first time ever bringing the flood of His glory—He very clearly and powerfully attested to what lay ahead. From April to October, 1993, the United States experienced the most devastating flood in its entire history! The Great Flood of 1993 encompassed an area of nine states and 16,000 square miles, flooding like never before the great Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers and their surrounding areas!
And if this record flood was not enough testimony, in that same year Yahweh added the testimony of His glory, prophetically represented by white snow. From March 12 through 15, 1993, the entire east coast of America, or all thirteen original colonies—His divine government—was clothed in this white glory in an incredible winter storm called the Superstorm of ’93, or the Storm of the Century! More than a foot of snow fell from Alabama to Maine, providing record snowfalls and record low temperatures.
Evidenced by these attesting natural events in the last year of the 120Jubilee waiting periods, we now know what lies ahead: Yahweh’s truth and the restoration/establishment of His government, evidencing His glory. Yahweh has declared Jubilee for man!
You will note in these following two verses (and there are many others) that Yahweh’s glory, His splendor, as with clouds, is stated to be above the heavens, removed from us.
However, we also read that, like Noah’s flood, that glory will come to earth and eventually cover it.
This is what we can expect now that the 120 Jubilee waiting periods are complete. And by your reading this, you are already partaking of this glory—the marvelous truth regarding Him and His government and His ways and what He is doing! And keep in mind here as well, the truth that attests to the promise of His glory is relative to Abraham’s bride, the Sarah who gives birth to the promised only begotten Son.
Thus, we have seen evidenced these promises per the testimonies Yahweh laid out over these 120 Jubilee waiting periods:
The following chart summarizes what we have just seen.
Another attesting evidence to this timing and that which is taking place, is this matter of reversing a curse by turning cursed time into blessed time by effecting a decree 76 years after the affirmation of the curse. We have already seen that, per nine periods of 414 years, a Curse began on America in 1920. Therefore, in order to reverse that Curse and place America onto blessed time, it would require a like decree 76 years later, once again converting the cursed 414 cycle into a blessed 490 cycle. So what year would that have been? Adding 76 years to 1920 was 1996. This writer cannot go into the decree that indeed occurred that year; but suffice it to say that in 1996, Yahweh did make that decree, placing this nation and the church on blessed time!
Thus, 1993 was very significant because it marked the end of the 120 Jubilee waiting periods. Therefore, 1994 was very significant because it was the beginning of Jubilee, evidenced by those things addressed in Chapter 13 and what you are reading here. And, 1996 was very significant because it marked the legal proclamation of a curse-reversing decree, changing cursed time into blessed time.
Now for the third example and testimony regarding blessed time—King Jehoiachin. In Chapter 11 we noted that Yahweh meted out Jerusalem’s seventy years of captivity in Babylon based on a debt wherein they owed Him seventy sabbaths. The question to ask here is: Which sabbath? There were several sabbaths in the laws of Yahweh; but we are told in 2 Chronicles 36:21 that these sabbaths were specifically the land sabbaths wherein the land had to rest every seventh year. Therefore, 70 land sabbaths each seven years, or 70 x 7, would mean that Yahweh reckoned this debt over a 490 year period of blessed time.
The next question then is: From what specific 490 year period did He reckon this debt? If you count back 490 years from the year they went into captivity (3291), you come to 2801, which is a date of no significance whatsoever. The only date of any significance in that area is 2845, and undoubtedly relates precisely to that noteworthy period. The year 2845 was the beginning for that nation under a king. In year 2845, Saul became king, and Yahweh thereby held them accountable for their actions thereafter—they had “rejected [Him] from being king over them” (1 Samuel 8:7).
So what then is the completion date of this unique 490-year blessed time period upon which Yahweh reckoned the debt? It actually overlapped into their captivity, and was complete in year 3335. What happened in year 3335? King Jehoiachin, the one for whom Yahweh reversed the curse, was released from prison to become king of kings!
This is indeed quite significant! The blessing that Jehoiachin received in year 3335 was the legal consequence of the throne of David, going all the way back to Saul. But as we have noted, putting a fulfillment on a waiting period elevates it to a higher level, thereby causing it to be of far greater and even higher significance. So, by placing that throne on an extended period of delayed time—in this case 490 years—it elevates it to a higher level, a higher fulfillment. Jeremiah had prophesied that Jehoiachin would not sit on the throne of David, when in fact he was elevated to not only sit on a throne, but the new king of Babylon “set his throne above the thrones of the kings” (Jeremiah 52:32).
This affords great hope for 1994 as well, for the promise effected in year 3335 is elevated to yet an even higher level when coming to its fulfillment via the 70 periods of 37 years leading to 1994. At that point, it is then the fulfillment of not only the throne going all the way back to Saul, but a throne that is set above all the kings, and yet fulfilled at an even higher level!
Thus we see once again the highly impacting and extraordinarily significant effects of the blessed time number—490. And one final point regarding Jehoiachin. In 2 Chronicles 36:9, we are told that he was eight years old when he became king. Thus, we see testified once again the reverse of the curse!