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Daniel’s Timeline – Part 6
Part 6 – The Prophetic Calendar
…The appointed times of YHWH, which you are to proclaim as set-apart gatherings, My appointed times, are these…
YHWH calls the Feasts given to Israel His. They are His appointed times and each one is a part of the most beautiful love story ever told. Each Feast is a stage in the redemptive process for the people He calls “The Bride.”
In ancient times, a man would come to a woman’s home on a full moon. Greeted by her father, he would ask for her hand in marriage. The father would ask his daughter if she wanted to marry this man. If she consented, the young Bridegroom would pay the bridal price (called the “Mohar”). This payment would do two things. First, it was the price to set her free from her father’s house. Second, it made her the Bride. Then, the man would go back to his father’s house and prepare a place for his Bride. During the time they were apart, a trusted friend would be the go between for any communications. This trusted friend would also come to the Bride at an appointed time with a group of gifts (the Katan) as a sealing of the agreement and as a pledge of things to come in her new life with the Bridegroom.
Then, again on a full moon, the wedding day would finally come. The Bride would stand waiting under a canopy (the Chuppah) and as the Bridegroom made his procession towards her, a man would go before him blowing a ram’s horn and saying, “Make way for the Bridegroom is coming!” Then, with face unveiled, the Bride and Bridegroom would behold one another face to face for the first time since their betrothal. A 7 day wedding celebration would follow.
On Passover, on a full moon, our Bridegroom came and paid the Mohar. With His own blood, He purchased us! We are set free from our father’s house. (Satan and the sin of this world have no hold on us anymore)! His blood makes us the Bride, (even when we don’t feel like it or act like it)!
…knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for your sakes…
He has gone back to His Father’s house to prepare a place for us.
“In My Father’s house are many staying places. And if not, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
“And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give another Helper, to stay with you forever – the Spirit of Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you.”
During our time of separation, the trusted friend has been sent. At an appointed time, at Shavuot/Pentecost, He came with the Katan, the gifts of the Spirit.
…who also sealed us, and gave the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
[2 Corinthians 1:22]
The Bridegroom is coming! The wedding day is upon us! At the appointed time, the ram’s horn will sound (Rosh Hashana/Feast of Trumpets) and the Bridegroom will be here! We will see Him face to face (Yom Kippur) and on a full moon (Tabernacles), we will begin a 7 day celebration, the marriage supper of the Lamb, as we enter into the Millennial Reign.
As I mentioned earlier in Part 1, the 6,000 years of man were broken down in three divisions by ancient rabbinical commentary. This past “2,000 years of Messiah,” as you can see, is blueprinted in the appointed times, the Feasts of YHWH. Each feast is a stage in the redemption process for mankind.
The Beginning of the Age: Betrothal Stage
- Passover is His Death, our Salvation by the blood of the Lamb
- Unleavened Bread is His Burial, our Sanctification (cleansing from leaven/sin)
- First Fruits is His Resurrection, our being made a new creation
- Shavuot/Pentecost is the gift of His Torah and His Spirit in our hearts
4 months of dry summer (40 Jubilees, 2,000 years)
The End of the Age: Marriage/Consummation Stage
- Trumpets is the call … “Make Way! The Bridegroom is Coming!”
- Atonement is the face to face encounter with the Bridegroom
- Tabernacles is the Great Wedding Day!
Messiah literally brought fulfillment to the Spring Feasts. He is always on time with His calendar. What he did in the Spring, He will do in the Fall. The appointed times are just that…Appointed Times! With this knowledge, we return to Daniel’s prophecy of the 1,335 days.
And from the time that which is continual is taken away, and the abomination that lays waste is set up, is one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who is waiting earnestly, and comes to the one thousand and three hundred and thirty-five days.
The Blessed Day is the Great Wedding Day! Tishri 15th, the first day of Sukkot will fall on October 17th in the year 2016. Calculating backward a total of 1,305 days brings us to March 21st, 2013 as the starting point of the 1260 days, the day when the sacrifices will be stopped and the abomination that lays waste is set in place. If calculations are correct, that day would also be a significant one on the prophetic calendar. March 21st in 2013 is also the 10th of Abib.
The 10th of Abib is a day of the lamb and a day of deliverance:
- the day of the lamb’s inspection
- the day the Jordan dried for Israel to cross in Joshua’s time
- the day Y’shua rode into Jerusalem and was praised by the people
It is no wonder that the “lamb with horns” (see Revelation 13:11) would also have this day to erect his image and demand praise from the people. This is the day deliverance will be provided for us.
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Elohim, to be nourished there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
And pray that your flight does not take place in Winter or on the Sabbath.
March 21st in 2013 is the first day of Spring and it will not be a Sabbath. The 1260 days will end on September 2nd, 2016, exactly 45 days from October 17th, the first day of Sukkot, which prophetically marks the great Wedding Day, the Blessed Day!
And immediately after the distress of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Adam shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Adam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem. And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
An annular solar eclipse will occur on September 1st, 2016.
A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur on September 16th, 2016.
And in the interim between the end of the tribulation and the 1335 day will come
- Rosh Hashana/Yom Teruah/the Day of Trumpets on October 3rd
- Yom Kippur (the 120th Jubilee) on October 12th
- The Great Day of Sukkot (the 1335 day) on October 17th
Without knowing how, because it is yet to be and no man knows, we know enough to this; that in the very same way that the Appointed Times of the Spring Feasts were brought to their literal fulfillment at Messiah’s first coming, so to will the Appointed Times of the Fall Feasts be brought to their literal fulfillment at Messiah’s return.