12. Age of Earth & Year of Jubilee
Updated: Sep 5, 2021
AGES OF EARTH VERIFIED BY YEAR OF JUBILEE
Image of the resurrection of an entire family on that great day
J. HOW LONG TO GO UNTIL THE RESURRECTION?
There will be a final Jubilee when Christ returns at the end of this age and we are with Him forever, and sins of the flesh will be no more. All carnality will have been removed. So how many years will have sin reigned upon the Earth from the time of Adam and Eve's sin, on the 10th day, to the time of Christ’s return, at the end of the 16th day?
[120 cycles (end of all flesh)] of [50 years (judgment on sin, end of carnality)]
= final judgement and an end of sins = approximately 6000 years since sin came into the world. Here is the broad framework:
Towards the end the Bride of Christ will have been nourished by 120 loaves of bread, signifying the incorruptible nature of the living Word of God, and served by a tested apostolic administration and 12 apostles of the lamb (10 x 12), freed from self-centered motives of church growth and ambitions by submitting everything to Christ, the Head of the Church (Revelation 4:4; 12:1).
In the diagram above, each day of the 17 days represents a duration of 1000 years!
Two thousand years from the crucifixion of Christ brings us approximately to 2029-2032 AD for Christ's Second Coming according to this 'ball-park' and approximate reckoning. If God chooses to delay by 20 years or so, for our sake, that will surely be His prerogative!
At the time of the Babylonian 70-year exile of the Jews Daniel (Daniel Chapter 9) realized by a study of the Scripture that their captivity would only last 70 years, as prophesied by Jeremiah. Seventy years were determined because Israel had failed to honour every 7th year to the Lord (Sabbatical Year) and harvested their land contrary to the Law given to them by Moses (2Chronicles 36:21); 70 years because they had failed to do this for 490 years (7x70 years) since the reign of King Saul (Jeremiah 25:12; 29:10). They were punished one year for every Sabbatical Year neglected. Thus the captivity lasted 70 years, yet it wasn't 70 years as far as we can see because of the three waves of migration separated by a number of years as elaborated below. Nobody can pin the Lord down because His word is ambiguous, to some degree, leaving us guessing! It is all in the Father's hands.
What is the point of my saying this? The point is that, even though the precise number of 70 years was given, the return of the Jews to Jerusalem from Babylon occurred progressively in 3 waves over a period of four years (597-581 B.C.). Thus any broad framework is only an indication but it is probable that the timing of the first wave did actually coincide with the 70 years prophesied. Organization and the actual duration of travel would have taken months adding further to the ambiguity. The 70 years was counted to the time decreed by king Cyrus (Ezra Chapter 1). I believe that there will be a similar progressive element of delays preceding the actual appearance of the Lord Jesus. There are many fine details in the book of Revelation that are often glossed over.
K. FURTHER PROPHETIC VERIFICATION ON THE AGE OF THE EARTH
There is more prophetic material that confirms the time-chart of 17 of God's days for the age of the Earth obtained. I gathered these from typewritten handouts distributed at Immanuel Church, Canterbury, Melbourne in the late 1970’s.
The 17th day is the 1000-year Millennium rest with Christ.
• The Ark rested on the 17th day in the 7th month – new Earth
‘They purposely ignore the fact that long ago God gave a command, and the heavens and earth were created. The earth was formed out of water and by water, and it was also by water, the water of the flood, that the old world was destroyed. But the heavens and the earth that now exist are being preserved by the same command of God in order to be destroyed by fire. They are being kept for the day when godless people will be judged and destroyed’ (2Peter 3:5-7, Good News Bible).
In this verse the apostle Peter links the first and the second destruction of the Earth. Many simply don’t want to know about it. There is a pattern to it too. First water then fire - these are also the two baptisms for Christians that John the Baptist and the apostle Paul talked about. They bring about the end of flesh (linked to the number 120).
The Ark coming to rest on the 17th day (as seen in the time-chart of world history) is a clue that the first Ark and the second Ark of salvation are linked together with 1000 years for a day which is in the next verse. We have already discussed that our salvation is in Him, the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He is the Ark. The Ark of the Covenant was all about Jesus Christ. We are saved and located in Him, in His name. The Father will recognize nothing else!
Those who chose to enter the first Ark were Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives, 8 in all. 8 is the number of new beginnings; Jesus rose on the 8th day of the week (Mark 16:2), on the first day of the next week, on the 17th day of the month Nisan. Infants were named and circumcised on their 8th day. The Ark came to a rest on the 17th day of the 7th month on the mountains of Ararat (Genesis 8:4). There is nothing in the Bible that is there by pure chance. Dates and times are given so that we can unlock their prophetic values and reveal the parallels in God's times and purposes.
The gematria, or number value in Greek, of the name of Jesus in the Bible is 888. Each Greek and Hebrew letter had a numerical value so that words had numerical value which has increased the faith of many because the patterns are the same within the other books of the 'authorized' Bible. The study of gematria is remarkable in itself.
https://www.biblewheel.com/GR/GR_888.php Three 8’s is a perfect witness. All these 'coincidences' corroborate the divine authorship of the Bible.
‘On the 17th day of the seventh month the boat came to rest on a mountain in the Ararat range’ (Genesis 8:4). The seventh month indicates that it is linked with the end of time or fullness, or completion of time, as in the book of Revelation. The 17th day confirms our time-chart and the Book of Life. The righteous will be resting on the 17th day, free of sin. Seventeen of God's days are the entire history of the old Earth that is to be consumed by fire at the end of the 17th day. The number 8, of new beginnings, coinciding with the first day after the week, the eighth day after Sukkot (Booths) in the Feast of Tabernacles in the 7th month when everything was liberated, speaks of the new creation. A 3rd creation - the New Heavens and the New Earth at the end of the Millennium. Number 3 symbolizes the overseeing perfection of the new creation by the Trinity. Therefore we have a three-fold witness of God's power:
1. The Week of Creation
2. The Week of Redemption or creative restoration through the blood of Christ
3. Creation of the new heavens and the new earth
‘And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And the sea no longer is. And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband. And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying out, nor will there be any more pain; for the first things passed away’ (Revelation 21:1-4)
• Jesus rose on the 17th day – following the end of the 16th day of world history will be our resurrection. We will rise early in the 'morning' of the 17th day.
Jesus was slain on the evening of the 14th day, as was the first Passover lamb in Egypt, and rose on the 17th day of the month Nisan. On the Hebrew calendar Nissan (or Nisan - is also known as Abib after the Babylonian captivity) is the first month (Exodus 12:2) of the ecclesiastical year and the 7th (or 8th month in a leap year) of the civil year.
‘After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb’ (Matthew 28:1). The 16th day of Earth history will lead to the Millennium the 17th day, when we will be spending 1000 years with Christ on the Earth in our resurrection bodies (ie. at/after the first resurrection). All the wicked will be resurrected at the end of the 17th day for final judgment, 1000 years later. This resurrection of the wicked is called the second resurrection. You wouldn't want to be part of that!
'And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead, who were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire' (Revelation 20:11-15).
• 17 silver shekels to redeem the land – renewed Earth on/or during 17th day
When God sent Judah into captivity for 70 years He commanded Jeremiah to purchase land in Judea from a kinsman as a prophetic sign that all will be restored and that Israel would rejoice again. We have been captive to sin, but for the 17th day of Earth history the redeemed will have been perfected in their resurrection bodies,
‘The LORD told me that Hanamel, my uncle Shallum's son, would come to me with the request to buy his field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin because I was his nearest relative and had the right to buy it for myself. Then, just as the LORD had said, Hanamel came to me there in the courtyard and asked me to buy the field. So I knew that the LORD had really spoken to me. I bought the field from Hanamel and weighed out the money to him; the price came to seventeen pieces of silver. I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the money on scales. Then I took both copies of the deed of purchase---the sealed copy containing the contract and its conditions, and the open copy--- and gave them to Baruch, the son of Neriah and grandson of Mahseiah. I gave them to him in the presence of Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed of purchase and of the people who were sitting in the courtyard. Before them all I said to Baruch, "The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, has ordered you to take these deeds, both the sealed deed of purchase and the open copy, and to place them in a clay jar so that they may be preserved for years to come’ (Jeremiah 32:6-14).
• On 17th day Israel eats the first fruits of the Promised Land - during the Millennium rest
The manna that God gave from Heaven during the days in the wilderness ceased, the sixteenth day of Nisan after the people ate of the old corn of the land; the day following was the 17th of Nisan, the day when the children of Israel ate the first fruits of the Promised Land (Joshua 5:1012).
• During the 17th day the Jews have victory over Haman - Millennium rest.
Haman is defeated (Esther 3:1-6). In the Book of Esther Haman plotted to kill all the Jews in Persia and Media. Haman had ten sons (Esther 9:12). By this we can tell that Haman is a type of the false Messiah (antichrist). A decree was sent out on the thirteenth of Nisan that all the Jews would be killed (Esther 3:12). Upon hearing this news, Esther proclaims a three-day fast, which would be Nisan 14-16 (Esther 4:16). On the sixteenth of Nisan, Esther risked her life when she came to King Ahasuerus. The king asked her, in effect, “Tell me what do you want?” Esther said, “If it please the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him” (Esther 5:4 NAS). This was the sixteenth day of Nisan. At the banquet the king again asked Esther what she wanted and she asked the king to come to another banquet to be held the next day, the 17th of Nisan. On this day Haman (a type of the false Messiah or antichrist, as well as of Satan) is hanged (The last two items were obtained from, https://www.feastsofthelord.com/live/biblical-feasts/first-fruits/ ).
• Jesus deliberately delayed and raised Lazarus after 4 days – 4 days from Adam to Christ
In John chapter 11 Jesus deliberately delayed going to Lazarus to raise him from the dead. Both the disciples and the sisters of Lazarus were dismayed why Jesus took so long to come when He could have been there much sooner. However, everything that Jesus did was according to the Father’s will and timing is everything. His delay of four days was a prophetic flashback to give us understanding why His birth was also delayed for 4 1000-year periods of God's days. Adam sinned on the 10th day, but Jesus was hidden till the end of the 14th day.
The blood sacrifices, over 4 days of Earth's history from the time when God shed blood to provide skins as a covering for Adam and Eve unto the shedding of Christ's blood at Calvary. Jesus was born to die on God’s altar of choice; the number 4 signifying that all this was done for humanity world-wide. When He resurrected Lazarus Jesus took this opportunity to declare that 'I am the resurrection and the life'. There is no other way to be saved except through the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12). For reasons of political correctness, people, and even some carnal Christians, will call Christians divisive and unwanted in the liberal and multi-cultural setting that we have today, especially in Australia. People don't want to hear about the prospect of eternal judgement.
• Jesus stayed for 2 days with gentiles: The 2000-yr church age
Jews were not to speak to Samaritans because of their hostile and pagan history. When the northern kingdom of Israel, comprising of 10 tribes (Number 10 again because they did not remain faithful to the Lord), was dispersed throughout Asia and the world by the Assyrians, their land was repopulated by pagans, who over the centuries, picked up some of the Jewish customs. This was clear from the conversation Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at the well. The Samaritans were a mixture of races as is the gentile world today.
‘So, when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them and Jesus stayed there two days’ (John 4:40). This is true today too, since it speaks prophetically of the church age, which ministers mainly to gentiles until Jewry comes in at the end. The two days speak of the 2000-year period of the church age. He spoke to her about ‘living water’.
• Marriage on the third day – Millennium is the extended wedding feast with guests
‘And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. And the mother of Jesus was there’ (John 2:1).
The bridegroom takes the Bride of Christ, at the end of the second day, into the third day, the Millennium when she will rest and rejoice with the friends of the bridegroom for 1000 years in the presence of Christ. This again confirms our time-chart. Who are the wedding guests? Perhaps the five foolish virgins of Matthew 25:2?
They were refused entry to come into the bridegroom’s presence. The other five He received with joy.
‘He who has the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend of the bridegroom who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Then my joy is fulfilled’
‘When the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth he began to pursue the woman who had given birth to the boy. She was given the two wings of a large eagle in order to fly to her place in the desert where she will be taken care of for three and a half years safe from the dragon's attack. And then from his mouth the dragon poured out a flood of water after the woman so that it would carry her away. But the earth helped the woman; it opened its mouth and swallowed the water that had come from the dragon's mouth. The dragon was furious with the woman and went off to fight against the rest of her descendants, all those who obey God's commandments and are faithful to the truth revealed by Jesus’ (Revelation 12:13-17). ‘And it was given to it to war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given to it over every tribe and tongue and nation. And all dwelling on the earth will worship it, those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear’ (Revelation 13:7-9).
• Hosea 6:2 and Luke 13:2
(From Calvary Bible College, Night Bible School, Wonga Park)
‘After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up and we shall live in his sight’.
After two days refers to the 2000 years of the Gospel (Church) Age while the third refers to the Millennium; revive us implies restoration and raise us up implies resurrection.
The Restoration of “all things”, Acts 2:38 and the “first resurrection”, Revelation 20:4-6, are both evidences of the Second Coming and Millennial Kingdom.
‘Go ye and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils and I do cures today and tomorrow and the third day I shall be perfected’.
Today and tomorrow represent the 2000-year dispensation of the Holy Spirit and the manifestation of the body of Christ which shall be perfect for the 3rd day.
• The Last Days
( From Calvary Bible College, Night Bible School, Wonga Park)
Acts 2:17-21. Since some of what Peter the apostle mentioned (such as the elements and the universe melting in fire) has not yet come to pass, how can it be the Last Days? Answer: Peter lived in the 5th day (of the Redemptive Week or really the 15th day according to the whole world time chart) of God’s plan and the church lives today in the 6th day (16th day); hence, both the early church and today’s church live in ‘the Last Days’ of Earth's 17 days of existence.