Times Appointed Part 4
1st December 2013, hej
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6) Graphical Summary of times
This work has carefully surveyed all possible start dates, with rigorous attention to the subject of the prophecy and the context. It does not set a date and make what Isaac Newton called “rash conjectures” and “by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail”. The result is a surprisingly narrow scatter of end dates.
From Daniel 12, the power (Muslim) that scatted the Holy people for 1260 years ceased by 1903, and by 1922 the British began a process to end the 1290 year long non-Jewish foreign rule of Jerusalem which ended at the 1335 years in 1967, from which time a blessed generation could know they were the generation of Luke 21 to see the return.
This generation may end from 2013-2017 possibly in a year of release with signs in the sun and moon (2014/5) to come to the inheritance in a Jubile (2016/7). The merchant nations after 70 years may sing from 2015-2023. In the arena of the Kingdoms, the European nations 30years of agreement ends with that of the 1260 years of the Power that speaks against the Most High from 2016-23/4. The end of the 2300 years of the little 'horn' from Grecian 'goat' coincides with that of the angelic watcher's new 'tree', or kingdom, being planted from 2021-26.
But nowhere is there a prophecy of a time appointed to the 'last day', which is the day of the resurrection. If the judgement takes 3 years where we, like Yeshua was in death, are hidden in 'chambers' (Isaiah 26:20) and on the 'third day live in his sight' (Hosea 6:2), then for us the return, with 3 years taken from these dates above, may be quite soon.
Though we have not been given a specific year, the servants of Yahweh are always waiting and watching. While not knowing the hour, they know the times and “are not in darkness” (1Thessalonians 5:4).
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Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. (1 Corinthians 4:5)
This may be one of the most misunderstood passages of the Bible. Paul is notorious for long sentences of connected thoughts, and this is part of a complex wide ranging thought which lasts 2 chapters, and includes what seems opposite advice:
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. (1 Cor. 5:11-13)
Over all of history the servants of God have known the signs of the times: their times. They have seen the direction of events toward the Kingdom of God on earth replacing the kingdoms, republics and democracies of humans.
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