THE BIBLE'S MYSTERIES UNRAVELLED
The major prophecies of all the Old and New Testament prophets have now been put together. Each prophecy verifies all other prophecies. All verses in the book of Revelation now have the dates of occurrence assigned by scripture. We now know which seven years will be the Tribulation. Every major event of the Tribulation is known, as well as the dates on which these events will occur. We know the exact day that the Millennium begins and ends, as well as the dates of the events in between.
"Surely the sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7). The complete story was told to the prophets, but it took 14 years for a man to put it together. God used the dates of the last three Feasts of Israel in the years 1988 through 1995 to begin and end the counts of days given in the Old and New Testament books of Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation.
The dates of all seven Feasts of Israel given in Lev. 23 are set in the bible by the new moon each month. The date of Rosh-Hashana, the fifth Feast, swings 39 calendar days over the various lunar cycles from Aug. 28 to Oct. 5. Since the other six feast dates are also determined by the lunar cycle and in proportion to Rosh-Hashana, they also occur each on a different date every year. Thus the dates of all seven Feasts of Israel are different for each Gregorian calendar year. Only the dates of the years 1988 through 1995 match the counts of days given in Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation.
God told Daniel in Dan. 9:24 that 70 weeks were placed on Israel to bring an end to sin. Verses 25 and 26 told Daniel that at the end of the 69th week, the Messiah would be killed. With the crucifixion of Jesus in 30 A.D., the 69th week of Daniel was ended.
God used the seven holiest Feasts of Israel to tie together the 69th and 70th weeks of Daniel, even though there would be 1958 years between the two. By tying these together in this way, God verified to the Jew that the 70 weeks of Daniel are complete and continuous.
Matt. 13:39 says, "The harvest is the end of the age." Jn. 4:35 says, "four more months and then the harvest." The harvest of the righteous is on Rosh-Hashana 1988 and the harvest of the wicked is on Day of Atonement 1988. From Pentecost 30 A.D., when the wheat harvest began in Israel, to Day of Atonement, 30 A.D., was exactly 120 days that Jewish calendar year. Removing the 1958 year church age, from 30 A.D. to 1988 A.D., Atonement 1988 is the start of the harvest of the wicked and the end of the Church age, the exact end of the age spoken of in Matt. 13:39.
In Rev. 14:15 the angel is told, "Thrust in thy sickle and reap; for the time has come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe." This refers to the harvest of the wicked at midweek because it is midweek that is the exact start of the time of the end. (Dan. 11:40, Dan. 12:1, Matt. 24:14.)
From Pentecost 30 A.D., when the wheat harvest began in Israel, to Rosh-Hashana 1988, when the cotton harvest begins, is the growing time of the church--1958 years, or four months. The four major months of the developing time of the fetus in the womb. Jesus said in Jn. 4:35, "For the fields are already white to harvest," meaning that the harvest of the righteous is ready to take place, like the cotton in the fields. The harvest of the wicked comes ten days after this, on Atonement 1988 which is the end of the church age.
The harvest of cotton that starts at the time of Rosh-Hashana is the latter harvest of the year. The former harvest at Pentecost is the wheat harvest and is not white in color. The expression "white unto harvest" is therefore applicable only to the latter harvest of the year. Jesus' comment, "four more months and then the harvest," could only apply to the Day of Atonement and the beginning of the 70th Week of Daniel. Just as the first four Feasts of Israel were all together as a unit to end the 69th week when Jesus was crucified, so are the last three Feasts together at the start of the 70th week of Daniel.
No other time in all history, past, present or future will fit all the New and Old Testament prophecies perfectly to the very second of time as the lunar dates of the seven Feasts of Israel fit from Day of Atonement 1988 to Day of Atonement 1995. According to the Jewish calendar, Passover cannot occur on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, and Unleavened Bread cannot occur on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Rosh-Hashana cannot fall on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday, and Day of Atonement cannot fall on a Friday or a Sunday. Tabernacles cannot fall on a Saturday. All these dates must agree with the 19-year lunar cycle and the 28-year solar cycle. The Gregorian date of Passover will swing 39 days and never appear on the same calendar date two years in a row. This puts the dates of the seven Feasts of Israel each on a different calendar date each year. Only in the years 1988 through 1995 are the dates in the 70th week of Daniel in agreement with the beginning and ending of the counts of days in Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation.