In the first teaching of this series we covered the Feast days and how they are prophetic rehearsals. The second teaching we covered Daniel Ch. 9 and how we believed the 7-year covenant with the anti-Christ is actually the 7 years where Christ confirms His covenant for all eternity. From here on out, we will begin covering multiple topics in each teaching.To start this teaching, we want to cover what is called the "Blood moon tetrads".
In early 2008 the Blood moon tetrads were discovered by a pastor named, Mark Biltz who then did a series concerning the 4 lunar eclipse events. They were termed by NASA as a “blood moon tetrad”
. They will apparently occur on the Lord’s feast days of Passover and Tabernacles in upcoming 2014 and in 2015.
Why is this of any interest? What, if any, significance does this truly bear? We should recall what Christ said in Luke 21:24-28 ..."And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; "
Focus on this for a moment. This verse shows the punishment that is to come on the people of Israel with Jerusalem being trampled by the gentiles. All of this being accompanied with signs. It might also be of interest to recount what Joel wrote:Joel 2:31 says ... "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, BEFORE the great and the terrible day of the LORD come."
So in close proximity before the Lord’s return to begin the Day of the Lord we are expecting a blood moon and total solar eclipse.
Thus it is also interesting to note that in the midst of these blood moon tetrads, there is also a total solar eclipse on the first day of the Hebraic calendar (Nissan 1 or 3/20/15) and a partial solar eclipse on the first day of the 7th month, which is the Day of Trumpets on 9/13/15. The very fact that the solar eclipses and the lunar blood moon eclipses all fall on significant days of God’s Biblical calendar is quite interesting.
These astronomical events on special days of God’s calendar, in light of Joel's prophecy, certainly adds to the list of compelling thoughts to the Day of the Lord and the Lord’s return being in 2016. But there is even more.
It turns out that these blood moon tetrads on the Lord’s feast days are quite a rare event. In fact, no more occur for the rest of the century and only two other tetrads occurred within the last 500 years. The most recent was Passover/Tabernacles in 1967 and 1968, which of course was in close proximity of the recapturing of Jerusalem in by Israel in June of '67. And the other tetrad event, prior to that one, occurred in 1949 and 1950, just following the rebirth of the nation of Israel.
In saying this, these blood moon tetrads appear to be possible prophetic markers of significant events for Israel. The question is this ... "Will they continue to be?" Is it just a coincidence that Joel prophetically describes the same astronomical events to take happen before day of the LORD? We don't believe so.
So far, we have several points showing the possibility of the year 2016 being the year of the return of Christ. If there were just one or two examples, then we could understand skepticism regarding this. But we have it
• being the 70th year of Daniel from the decree in 1947.
• We have it being the 50th jubilee year from the Six-Day War in 1967.
• And now we have the cycles of the blood mood tetrads happening just before
as - more witnesses.
We'll cover more on this later. Our next topic is concerning the divine protection of the Father over His people during the great tribulation. This is not what many hold to as the "pre-tribulation rapture". But rather it's the divine protection of His people on earth during the tribulation. In order to make this point clear, we will be expounding some on who His people truly are and the scriptural patterns and prophesies regarding this event.
It is held by most all prophecy teachers and students alike that the woman referred to in Revelation chapter 12 is Israel. But who, exactly, is Israel? To understand this, I suggest that you watch our teaching titled "What is Grafted In?" under the "Our Teachings" tab at TestEverything.net <http://TestEverything.net>. But let's first address this question briefly before we move any farther.
Numbers 15 mentions that gentiles were grafted in as a part of the Israelites.Numbers 15:15 says ... " The community is to have the same rules for you and for the alien living among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. You and the alien shall be the same before the LORD: "
The Lord was saying that they were all one. That same principle transferred to the NT as well ...Galatians 3:26-30 reads ... "You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Nothing has changed in this light. We are one people. We are His people. We are Israel. This is NOT "replacement "theology. This is "grafting" theology. We are grafted in to Israel.
The very name "Hebrew" simply means "one who has crossed over"
. We have crossed over from death to life in Christ.
In Jer. 11:16, God calls Israel the Olive tree."The LORD called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form."
And it was Paul who said we were grafted into this olive tree in Romans 11:17 ..."If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,"
Paul even calls us citizens of Israel in Ephesians 2:12,19. It reads ..."Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, "
Israel is anyone who calls on the name of the Lord in wanting to be a child of God.There is no such thing as "Israel" and the "church" because Israel IS the church.
The Greek word "ecclesia" actually means "assembly". Had the interpreters used the word "assembly" instead of "church", there would be no confusion on this issue. We encourage you to look up the word "assembly" in the Old Testament. You'll find it's referring to the "church" of the Old Testament.
If "assembly" was used like it should have been, the flow between the Old and New testaments would be seamless.
These end times, as given in Daniel chapter 9, are designed to finalize the establishing of God's covenant, His law, in our hearts as prophesied in Jeremiah
31. God is drawing His people back to His law - all of it
, as designed from the beginning. If you are not making it your goal to walk according to that which God has established from the beginning, for all of His people, you may be surprised where you stand when these events begin to happen.
It will only be those who have their hearts set on walking according to His law that will be divinely protected in these end times. As the LORD continues to reveal His law to his people they will be accountable to it. If they so choose to reject it, their actions will be considered as rebellion in the eyes of the LORD.
As briefly discussed in our second teaching, Consider Paul's words in 2 Thess. 2:1- 3. It reads ..."Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. "
Again, the word for "rebellion" here is "apostasia". This word is only used one other time in the scriptures. It is found in Acts 21:21. It reads as ..."They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs. "
The phrase "to turn away from"
is used for "apostasia". This is where Paul is accused of teaching the people to turn away from the Law as given through
Moses. Just as that text proves in verses 22-24 this accusation was wrong and that Paul actually lived in obedience to the law, we find Paul warning, in 2 thess., of the time when people will rebel in that same manner in the end times.
It must be noted how verse 24 of Acts 21 specifically states that Paul was living in obedience the the Law ..."... Then everybody will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law. "
With this in mind. Consider Paul's words to the gentile church in 1 Corinthians 11:1"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. "
We are to follow Paul's example in living according to the Law as he followed the example of Christ in how he followed the Law. Remember, according to Jeremiah 31:31, the NEW covenant is not having the Law done away with but having it in our heart. Think of that for a moment. It is prophesied that the Law is to be in our heart. The Law (Torah) is included in the word of God. Christ is the word made flesh. ALL of the word. When we have him in our heart we should have ALL of the word
in our heart as it is prophesied. We must also remember that the law is taught and followed in the millennium. Consider ...Is. 2:3 ¶ Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Likewise,Mic. 4:2 ¶ Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
The word used for Law here is Torah - the Instructions of Yahweh.
Why would the Lord have us follow the Torah in the millennium if it's been done away with at the cross? Well, ...it was never done away with. Consider even Paul's words in RomansRom. 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
If one has been given the truth regarding the truth that we should be following Torah today and then rejects the Torah, it is considered rebellion in the eye's of the Lord. It is this rebellion that Paul makes mention of in 2 Thessalonians.2Thessalonians 2:3 "Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. "
This is not about ignorance. This is about having the knowledge and choosing to disobey. This is made clear in Num. 15. Those who unintentionally broke the law were not held as one who rejects the law because it was being broke without knowledge of it. Compare ...Num. 15:22 ¶ “‘Now if you unintentionally fail to keep any of these commands the LORD gave Moses —
Num. 15:23 any of the LORD’s commands to you through him, from the day the LORD gave them and continuing through the generations to come — Num. 15:24 and if this is done unintentionally without the community being aware of it, then the whole community is to offer a young bull for a burnt
offering as an aroma pleasing to the LORD, along with its prescribed grain offering and drink offering, and a male goat for a sin offering.
Yet this same text speaks of those who know of these instructions but rejects them.Num. 15:30 ¶ “‘But anyone who sins defiantly, whether native-born or alien, blasphemes the LORD, and that person must be cut off from his people. Num. 15:31 Because he has despised the LORD’s word and broken his commands, that person must surely be cut off; his guilt remains on him.’”
There is a clear distinction made by the Father of those who disobey out of ignorance and those who disobey out of rebellion. Consider even Malachi ...Mal. 3:13 “Your words have been arrogant against Me,” says the LORD. “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against Thee?’
Mal. 3:14 “You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?
Mal. 3:15 ‘So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up, but they also test God and escape.’”
We see that these are they who refuse to obey the law of the Lord. The LORD shows here what they say. Not what they say so much with their mouths but what they say with their actions and lifestyle. They say it is of no profit to follow the law. Though God says it's a blessing. They imply that walking in the law is walking in mourning. Yet anyone who reads the book of Psalms knows that's not true. Their view of obedience to the law has been skewed and they have cast it aside as of no value. Their lives proclaim that the arrogant are blessed. Who are the arrogant?Neh. 9:16 ¶ “But they, our forefathers, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and did not obey your commands.
Neh. 9:29 ¶ “You warned them to return to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, by which a man will live if he obeys them. Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.So those who are arrogant are those who refuse to follow God's law.
Not only do their lives proclaim that the arrogant are blessed but they declare the wicked are built up and "prove" God's law is done away with because nothing happens to them. Little do they know that it is because of God's kindness, not wanting any to perish that he prolongs His wrath. Malachi continues ...Mal. 3:16 ¶ Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard.
Who are they who fear the LORD? What does it mean to fear the LORD?Deut. 6:1 ¶ These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,
Deut. 6:2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
So those who fear the Lord are those who follow His commands.
So back to Malachi ...A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name.
Mal. 3:17 ¶ “They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him.
Mal. 3:18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
Those who serve God and those who do not. What does it mean to serve God?Deut. 13:4 It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.Those who serve Him are those who keep His commands.
The time will soon come when the LORD will make a distinction between the righteous and the wicked. Those who serve Him (obey His commands) and those who do not.
We see this very clearly in the 17 verses found in Rev. chapter 12. Let's read themRev. 12:1 A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
Rev. 12:2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
Rev. 12:3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.
Rev. 12:4 His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.
Rev. 12:5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. Rev. 12:6 The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Rev. 12:7 ¶ And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
Rev. 12:8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. Rev. 12:9 The great dragon was hurled down — that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Rev. 12:10 ¶ Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
Rev. 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Rev. 12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”
Rev. 12:13 ¶ When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
Rev. 12:14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.
Rev. 12:15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
Rev. 12:16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Rev. 12:17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring — those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
A lot of speculation has been given to the interpretation of these verses. But in two of these seventeen verses (verse 6 and 14) it clearly shows the woman is taken care of for three and a half years out of reach from the dragon. Remember, the Hebraic pattern in life is cyclical.Is. 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.
This leads us to the next exodus the bible talks about."Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord, "when they will no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel
from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up and led
back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ Then they will live on their own soil." Jeremiah 23:7-8
Then ...When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the
many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer. Ezekiel 39:27- 28
Knowing that the Hebraic pattern in life is cyclical, notice how verse 14 in Rev. 12 mentions how the Father gives the Woman two wings of a great eagle.Rev. 12:14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert,
Now compare what the Father said about the first exodus ...Ex. 19:4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself.
So the end is revealed from the beginning.
Did any others who were not descendants of Jacob follow the Hebrews out of Egypt? Of course. ...Ex. 12:36 and the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
Ex. 12:37 Now the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from children.
Ex. 12:38 And a mixed multitude also went up with them, along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock.
So here we see in the first exodus that some who were not Hebrews joined the descendants of Jacob. Knowing that patterns are cyclical, we should only expect that there will be many who join us in the next exodus as well. And just as the Father removed those who rebelled from among those who were in the first exodus, can we not expect that he will do the same after the second exodus?
Knowing this, let's see what the Father does in the next exodus. ...Let's compare Eze. 20 with Rev. 12.
13 “‘Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws—by which the person who obeys them will live—and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the wilderness. 14 But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out. 15 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given them—a land flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands— 16 because they rejected my laws and did not follow my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths. For their hearts were devoted to their idols. 17 Yet I looked on them with pity and did not destroy them or put an end to them in the wilderness. 18 I said to their children in the wilderness, “Do not follow the statutes of your parents or keep their laws or defile yourselves with their idols. 19 I am the LORD your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 20 Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.”
21 “‘But the children rebelled against me: They did not follow my decrees, they were not careful to keep my laws, of which I said, “The person who obeys them will live by them,” and they desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and spend my anger against them in the wilderness. 22 But I withheld my hand, and for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out. 23 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries, 24 because they had not obeyed my laws but had rejected my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths, and their eyes lusted after their parents’ idols. 25 So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live; 26 I defiled them through their gifts—the sacrifice of every firstborn—that I might fill them with horror so they would know that I am the LORD.’
27 “Therefore, son of man, speak to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In this also your ancestors blasphemed me by being unfaithful to me: 28 When I brought them into the land I had sworn to give them and they saw any high hill or any leafy tree, there they offered their sacrifices, made offerings that aroused my anger, presented their fragrant incense and poured out their drink offerings. 29 Then I said to them: What is this high place you go to?’” (It is called Bamah[a] to this day.)
30 “Therefore say to the Israelites: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Will you defile yourselves the way your ancestors did and lust after their vile images? 31 When you offer your gifts—the sacrifice of your children in the fire—you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. Am I to
let you inquire of me, you Israelites? As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will not let you inquire of me.
32 “‘You say, “We want to be like the nations, like the peoples of the world, who serve wood and stone.” But what you have in mind will never happen.
Ezek. 20:33 “As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “surely with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I shall be king over you.
Ezek. 20:34 “And I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out;
Ezek. 20:35 and I shall bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I shall enter into judgment with you face to face.
Ezek. 20:36 “As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you,” declares the Lord GOD.
Ezek. 20:37 “And I shall make you pass under the rod, and I shall bring you into the bond of the covenant;
Ezek. 20:38 and I shall purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I shall bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they will not enter the land of Israel. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.
Ezek. 20:39 “As for you, O house of Israel,” thus says the Lord GOD, “Go, serve everyone his idols; but later, you will surely listen to Me, and My holy name you will profane no longer with your gifts and with your idols.
Ezek. 20:40 “For on My holy mountain, on the high mountain of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD, “there the whole house of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land; there I shall accept them, and there I shall seek your contributions and the choicest of your gifts, with all your holy things.
Ezek. 20:41 “As a soothing aroma I shall accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered; and I shall prove Myself holy among you in the sight of the nations.
Ezek. 20:42 “And you will know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the land which I swore to give to your forefathers. Ezek. 20:43 “And there you will remember your ways and all your deeds, with which you have defiled yourselves; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things that you have done.
Ezek. 20:44 “Then you will know that I am the LORD when I have dealt with you for My name’s sake, not according to your evil ways or according to your corrupt deeds, O house of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD.’”
And the parallel in Revelation ...Rev. 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness where she *had a place prepared by God, so that there she might be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
And even how Pharaoh pursued the Hebrews in the first exodus, we see the dragon doing likewise in the second exodus.Rev. 12:13 ¶ And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Rev. 12:14 And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
Rev. 12:15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
Rev. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.
We know from the first exodus that Pharaoh pursued the Hebrews with his army... here we see the dragon pursuing the women in the same way with the flood...
We should realize that in prophetic symbolism that water represents people, and in this case, a flood, represents the army of the antichrist.
In the first Exodus, the Pharaohs army was destroyed and swallowed up by water...likewise, in the end times version of the same event, the antichrist's army is swallowed up by the Earth. Let us not forget that the time frame given for the woman to be taken care of in Revelation 12 is equivalent to the 42 months of the Tribulation. In the first exodus, they passed through 42 cities during their time of testing before entering the Promised Land. Coincidence? I don't think so.
The following are interesting points, yet, are in no way, by any stretch of the imagination, "proof"
of anything. These are simply observations that we believe need to at least be noted.
The first point is how the Father says that man’s days shall be 120 years in Gen. 6:3. Though it is very clear in the Hebrew that the word "shana" used here for years does indeed mean "years". Yet we can't help but wonder if the Father is showing us something even deeper in this text. This is because if we understand it to be 120 "countings" by way of Jubilee's it takes us to a total of 6000 years.
Man's days shall be 120 years (Jubilee's)
120 Jubilee's (or 50's) = 6,000
And lets not forget that the first exodus resulted in forty years in the desert.
40 years in the Desert -
40 Jubilees (50) (God's counting of man kind) would be 2000 years.
It's as if it all happened all over again. We had the Passover at the cross then the law given at Pentecost and not long after that we were wandering in the wilderness again.... Not 40 years but rather 40 Jubilees. 2000 years from the time of Passover at the cross.
Another interesting Parallel is that Gen. 47:28 informs us that Jacob, (Israel) lived in Egypt for 17 years before he died and was buried back with his fathers. Egypt represents the bondage and slavery of his descendants. In the year 313 Constantine issued the edict of Milan. This edict ended the period of persecution of Christians and proclaimed religious tolerance of all faiths throughout the Roman Empire. This edict would actually begin the mixing of the religions of the world into the church.
Thus, the year 313 began our days in Egypt all over again and 1700 years later, in 2013 we, Israel, may very well see our next exodus back to the land. Again, these are in no way, by any stretch of the imagination, "proof" of anything. These are simply observations that we believe need to at least be noted.
We hope you have enjoyed this third teaching of this series.
Remember, continue to test everything.