Let’s go back to the discussion of 6000 Years. Many in the past who study end time prophesy believed that 6000 years has been given mankind to fill God’s cup with wrath and indignation, and when it overflows, the LORD Jesus Christ would begin the last 7 years of tribulation against the Jews for their transgression, and against his Gentile enemies, bringing to a close Daniel’s prophesy of 490 Years.
If you recall the LORD compares the end of the end days as a woman about to give birth, she being in extreme pain. The woman will have carried her child for 9 months, and at the end of that last month (end of the end days) she would suffer great pains before delivery.
Isa.26:17-18, “Like a woman with child, that draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs (pain), so have we (the Jews) been in your sight, O LORD. We (Israel) have been with child, we have been in pain --.”
Isa.37:3, “This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy, for the children are come to the birth, (about to be born) and there is not strength to bring forth.”
1 Thes.5:3, “For when they (the Jews) say Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”
Rev.12:2, “And she (Israel) being with child cried, travailing in birth and pained to be delivered.”
Concerning the 6000 Year, Bishop Ussher’s date of Oct.23, 4004 B.C. has been the start point for many end time writers, it’s the day the earth conceived man in his sin. When I took my calculator, and went forward 6000 years from 4004 B.C. it took me to the year 1996 A.D. This years was hot for those studying end time prophesy, they believed they had cracked the clues written in Scripture, but, 1996 came and went, What happened?
I began to examine the situation, believing these men were on the right track, but I could not figure out what happened, so I set the study aside. One morning about a year later, at 3 A.M., not having concerned myself with the subject, I woke up with the answer. It was not a dream or vision, it was as if I had it stored away and someone pulled it out. I know the Lord gave me the answer as He has done several other times; same way; same time. Ezekiel’s two stick conclusion, same thing, same time 3 A.M.
So, I took nine 9 periods = (a hyperbolic expression concerning the nine months a woman carries before delivering); divided 6 into 6000 and came up with the number 666.666. Each to represent one period of 666 + years.
Now I took 6 of these periods and multiply 6 X 666.666 years, it came to 3999.996 years, rounded off, 4000 years. I took the year 4004 B.C. and subtracted 4000 years and it brought me to Oct. 4 B.C. the year and month Jesus was born.
Here was the final clue that gave the answer to the dilemma mentioned above. I went to Luke 2:14, for the answer, it concerning the new born child, Jesus.
Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, (and) good will toward men.”
In my research, I found that the Roman empire was at peace at that time like never before in there history. They had cleared the seas of Pirates, were building roads, etc.
And for the next 30 years God’s peace would overshadow mankind.” The Prince of peace had arrived.
In 4 B.C. God’s countdown stopped. 30 years later, Jesus at the age of 30, (see Luke 3:23) was baptized by John and the Holy Spirit at the river Jorden. Here is where he was anointed High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. He would be man’s mediator, man’s bridge to the Father. It was only through this open door to the Father’s throne that John passed, see Rev.4:1.
After his baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness and tempted of the devil. From this time forward 26 A.D. Jesus war with the devil, the Pharisees, the Successes, and the people of Israel, the war started up again, and God’s end time clock started its final countdown to 6000 Years.
In Daniel 9:26 we read, “After three score and two weeks (434 years) (the first week, or 49 years had already passed) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself ---.”
Now the big question, “did the Jews cut Jesus off, or did Jesus cut the Jews off?”
Question: what does the phrase “cut off” mean? Did God cut the Jews off, or did the Jews cut Jesus off? It was as it was in the garden of Eden, God cut Adam off!
“Cut off has several meanings.” (1) To cut off as a rotten limb from a tree: (2), hewn down as expelled from a congregation: (3) or given a divorce that cuts a man off from his wife.
I understand it to be #3:
Jer.3:8, Speaking of the children of Israel, “For all the causes whereby backsliding Israel (10 Northern tribes) committed adultery, I (God) had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce” also “treacherous sister Judah (2 southern tribes) has not turned unto me.”
Jesus has set aside the Jews for a time in order to establish the church, the bride of Christ. This is to be his wife, it beginning with Paul’s ministry. Acts 9:15, “The Lord said unto him (Ananias) Go thy way: for he (Paul) is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name (Jesus) before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel,” this happened about 37 A.D.
Under Jewish law, only a man could enact a divorce, unless the woman could show the rabbis that she had sufficient grounds, this could not be the case for the Lord.
Jesus divorced the nation of Israel because of their unbelief, idol worship, and because the Jews had “forsaken Him. But concerning the Jews, God has always saved for himself a small remnant for His own purposes, beginning with the 12 and the 120 seen in Acts 1:15, to be followed by the Christian church.
In Oct of 26 B.C. Jesus cut the nation of Israel off, the clock began. Now, for the next 7 years Jesus was to confirm his new covenant with the Jews. But in the “middle of the week 3 ½ Years, He was crucified, leaving 3 ½ years to complete the conformation of this new covenant.
What was God's new covenant with the Jews?
Jer.31:31, “Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel (Northern 10 tribes) and with the house of Judah (2 Southern tribes)” with the Jews before his death. He was not cut off at the cross, but in 26 A.D. after his confrontation with the devil. I will post another article to prove this point.
Now from 26 A.D. we have 3 periods of 666.666 Years remaining of the 9. I took my calculator and multiplied 3 X 666,666 and came up with 1999.999 years, rounded off 2 thousand years. 26 A.D. is our start up point, + 2000 brings us to October of 2026.
I will make further posts concerning the two dates, 2019 and 2026 A.D.