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This may seem like a bit of a stretch at first, but the more I consider it, the more sense it makes to me.  I know that specific dates are very important to the Lord, and that most important events happen on feast days or the specified days of mourning.  For instance, the Lord appeared to Abraham and gave him the Covenant for the Promised Land on Nisan 14th. He told Abraham that his seed would be in Egypt for 430 years.  On exactly that same day, 430 years later, the Israelites were brought out of bondage.  When Israel fell into rebellion, God sent them into captivity in Babylon for 70 years (Jer. 25:11).  Judah was carried away in the month of Nisan, 606 BC. Seventy years later, on the first day of Nisan, 536 BC, Cyrus put forth the decree to restore Jerusalem.  There are many other instances of God’s sovereign power to do things with exact timing, like Daniel’s prophesy of the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem and the calculation of Jesus’s birth on the Feast of Tabernacles. 

In Ezekiel 4:3-6, God commands Ezekiel to lay on his left side for 390 days and then on his right side for another 40 days – one day for each year that judgment would be upon the children of Israel.  I always wondered what that was all about – pretty weird stuff … unless there was a prophetic secret in it.  Since the Children of Israel has already done 70 years of their time in Babylon, we can deduct that from the 430 and are left with 360 additional years of judgment to be fulfilled.

There was a problem though. 

Had Israel repented after the Babylonian captivity was over, history might have been different, but they did not.  Very few actually left Babylon to return to Jerusalem, and of those who did, fewer still came in repentance.  They just settled into life as usual and fell right back into their old ways.  The problem is that it is written in Leviticus 26 that if Israel, after being punished for her sins, did not repent, then the punishments would be multiplied 7 times.  It is written there four times just to make sure we got the point.

Oops.

If that is the case, then if we multiply 360 x 7 = 2,520 Biblical years of judgment left to be enforced.  Since prophetic (or Biblical) years are measured in lunar months that equal 360 days per year, we have to convert those days to Gregorian years to see where it comes out.

So …

2,520 x 360 = 907,200 days. 
907,200 ÷ 365.25 = 2,483.8 calendar years.

2,483.8 years from Nisan 536 BC, taking into account the absence of year 0) brings you to ……

1948, the year the Jews proclaimed the independence of the reborn State of Israel on May 15th.  I’m not sure about the exact day that everything fell on, but the fact that it lasted almost 2500 years and came out the same time that the Jews miraculously were reborn is just too much to attribute to chance. 

Does God exist? Absolutely.

 Is he the God of the Jews as well as the Gentiles? Yes. 

Will He do exactly what He says He will do?  Joel 2:11 says He is strong who executes His Word. 

Are we living in the last days?  Bet on it.

Repent or perish. Jesus Christ is coming back to Earth very soon. If you are not right with God now, you’d better start thinking about getting right with Him soon. 

Just saying …

 

 

 

 

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