Restore Ten More
During the Jubilee year of 1217, a Jewish Rabbi named Judah Ben Samuel brought forth prophetic revelations about future Jubilees which eventually came to pass with amazing accuracy. Rabbi Samuel predicted and described 10 future Jubilees which he detailed would precede and usher in the Messianic age of Israel. This prophetic Rabbi Samuel declared that the start of these 10 Jubilees would be noted by the Ottoman Turks invasion and capture of Jerusalem. He further stated that the Ottoman rule over the Holy Land would last for 8 Jubilees, or 400 years. Exactly two hundred years later, and again on a Jubilee year of 1577, the Ottoman Empire indeed captured Jerusalem and ruled over the Holy Land for the next 400 years. As predicted, these 8 Jubilees were perfectly fulfilled as stated by Rabbi Samuel, who was also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious).
Rabbi Samuel further predicted that the beginning of the 9th Jubilee would be marked by the end of the Ottoman’s rule over the Holy Land.
Again, to the exact Jubilee year, the Turks were defeated in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby. Immediately thereafter, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 became the British mandate to petition this conquered Ottoman Empire into what today is recognized as modern Israel and the surrounding nations of the Middle East. All this had happened exactly on the Jubilee year of 1917, even as prophetically declared by the 12th century Rabbi. Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel further stated that during the 49 years of this 9th Jubilee, the Holy city of Yerushalayim would be deemed as “no-man’s land”. Again in perfect fulfillment, the League of Nations reserved a strip of land though the middle of city of Jerusalem. Neither the returning Israelis to the west, nor the Jordanians to the east had claim to this sacred strip of ground. As foretold, from the Jubilee year of 1917 even until the Jubilee year of 1967, this narrow strip belonged to “no one”. Even after Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, this strip of “no-man’s land” stayed as such until exactly the next Jubilee year of 1967.
The 10th Jubilee year, of which Rabbi Samuel referenced, was undoubtedly one of great restoration for the nation and people of Israel. After 1900 years of Gentile captivity, Jerusalem came back into the possession of the Hebrews. The significance of this single event should not be overlooked. Yerushalayim has long been the crowning jewel in the hearts and on the minds of this chosen people, and the center piece of the Jewish faith. Even during the 1900 years of exile, the Hebrew remnant annually voiced their expectation of returning to this sacred city in the Passover rendition of “Next year, Yerushalayim”. Even as Rabbi Samuel had prophetically declared some 750 years prior, this sacred city of David was liberated by the Israeli Defense Forces exactly on the Jubilee year of 1967.
For me personally, it becomes undeniable that Rabbi Samuel was a servant of the Most High who had been given remarkable heavenly insight, of which history now confirms as right. This prophetic Rabbi was described by his peers as being a man of abstinence who was dedicated to joyfully praying for end of the Diaspora and the reestablishment of his nation and homeland, to thus prepare for the coming Messianic age of Israel. It is important, therefore, to acknowledge that these 10 Jubilees were effectively a hope filled timeline detailing the conclusion of the long period of persecution upon the dispersed Hebrews around the globe. Certainly, the recovery of the land and rebirth of the nation would be key to see the Jewish people finally live in safety, security and perhaps even prosperity
.Luke 21:24 “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.”
The liberation of Jerusalem on the Jubilee year of 1967 truly was an amazingly significant event. Even as the scriptures of the Brit Chadashah (New Testament) detailed, this one event was meant to signify a brand new season for the Jewish people. After 1900 years of Diaspora and persecution in every nation of our world, the long bruised Hebrews have gained the right to fight for their own survival via the reestablishment of their nation of Israel. Whereas the recovery of Jerusalem after nearly two centuries certainly signified a new era beginning for the Jewish remnant, it was also meant to indicate “the times of the Gentiles fulfilled”.
So, what does this mean exactly for you and me who might be Gentiles in deed? One thing we must now take into account is that we are currently nearing the end this 10th Jubilee period, of which Judah the Pious foretold would be the beginning of the Messianic kingdom for the nation and people of Israel. Certainly, the prelude to the reestablishment of any kingdom would be the recovery and restoration of the land itself. Therefore, the first thing we (the Gentiles) must not do is interfere in this restoration process of which Jubilee is devoted to convey to Israel. In fact, as we look back at the last two Jubilees we should conclude that these events (Jubilees) were meant to bring back the physical land into the hands of the Hebrew remnant. It therefore should not be overlooked that this Jubilee year of 2016-17 will certainly follow the trend and again bring restoration to the land and nation of my vocation.
Leviticus 25:10 “And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto thee; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.”
Even as this scripture long ago detailed, Jubilee years have historically been significant events in which both the land and families of the Jewish faith are returned and liberated. With that said, something “Great” certainly now lays ahead. Even as this 120th Jubilee year begins, the stage of our world is being set for what will come next: “Greater Israel”. Many of the Arab nations surrounding Israel are suddenly on fire and seemingly destroying themselves prior to this 120th Jubilee. In fact, the once powerful nations of Egypt and Syria are now in a serious state of chaos and turmoil. Why, you might timely ask? Because a great Jubilee (the 120th of all history) is today at hand which demands Israel’s boundaries to be fully realized. Whereas, I hate seeing the reality of what these wars in the Arab world are currently doing (especially to the children thereof), I suspect Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan will be next. Oh, and let me not forget to submit how New Zealand also fits into what is coming next in the Jubilee plan of the restoration of Israel’s land.
Isaiah 41:5 “The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near and came.”
What so few people today consider is that these events are transpiring in perfect alignment with the biblical diagram which The God of Israel has detailed concerning the land boundaries of Greater Israel. As this current Jubilee daily procedes, so too should we expect more problems for these Arab regions within Greater Israel, and even a drastic change as far away as New Zealand. Nevertheless, let us also address that Greater Israel, once realized, will actually be greater for the Arab or Gentile people of these troubled areas than for Israel itself. That is to say, Israel must next occupy this entire biblically defined region for the sacrificial reason of extending peace and prosperity even to the Arab peoples thereof, who are being rocketed from above by their own leaders.
Leviticus 25:10 “And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”
This current Jubilee is indeed defining a new time for this long distressed area. In fact, even as Rabbi Samuel predicted in this 10th Jubilee, Messiah is already revealing himself to the inhabitants of this troubled region. Many of the Arab people are having dreams of a man they are calling “the pierced one”. Truly this is the beginning of something “Great”. However, do not make the mistake that most Christians make by stating, “this is the end”. Contrary to most Christian doctrine, this next era could be a reasonably lengthy time which is meant to bring extensive restoration and salvation to Zion. Whereas it may indeed be the end of the Gentile’s period of grace, may the true believer today now embrace Messiah’s coming time of grace upon His own chosen race. I fully realize this is not your normal Sunday school teaching, and will be far reaching for most; especially the New Zealand part. Nevertheless, for those who have a heart to learn, I have been instructed to confirm these new seasons of Jubilees that will bring release to the land of the Middle East, and then the families of the chosen seed. Therefore, from the far removed location of New Zealand, I am excited to take the liberty to say, “Restore, ten more”.
Daniel 9:21 “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”
Rabbi Samuel prophetically detailed there would be 10 Jubilees that would lead to the end of the suffering of the Jewish people. He further stated that the last Jubilee of these 10 would bring the end of the Gentile captivity of the city of Jerusalem. The prophet Daniel likewise prophetically saw a coming cycle of 10 Jubilees of which he said would start with the liberation of Jerusalem. In effect, these two prophesies are thus progressive, as Rabbi Samuel’s leads and Daniel’s follows. If combined they give us a total of 20 Jubilees of time prophetically outlined, with the capture of Jerusalem being the dividing line. Given the reality of Jerusalem’s liberation on that dividing line of Jubilee in 1967, we actually are almost finished with the first Jubilee of which Daniel was shown. So, exactly on this current Jubilee year of 2016-17, I actually only have the liberty to say, “Restore 9 more”.
Daniel’s visitation from the angel Gabriel outlined a timeframe of seventy weeks which has been interpreted by most Jewish Rabbis as a period of time containing 490 years. In effect, this 70 weeks (or 490 years) can therefore be detailed as 10 Jubilee cycles, given the fact there are 49 years per Jubilee. It becomes important therefore to view Daniel’s 70 week prophesy in the timeframe of 10 Jubilees. Since this defined restoration time was detailed to begin upon the pivotal recovery of Jerusalem (which actually happened on the last Jubilee year of 1967) we must consider it as applicable for our time. It can further be said that Daniel’s prophesy actually picks up where Rabbi Samuel’s ended, on that pivotal Jubilee year of 1966-67.
Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks and threescore and two weeks.”
Most Christian teachers, in their haste to escape before any end time refinement period begins, have allowed a “copy and paste” explanation of Daniel 9 to satisfy their closed minds. These Christian scholars have taken the historical event of Israel’s return from Babylon and have added on the time when Messiah first came to explain Daniel’s 70 weeks. However, this does leave off exactly one week to be complete. So, these Christian guides had to compromise, and are still waiting with even greater haste to tape and paste that last week of tribulation onto the nation of Israel. Whereas this scripture was certainly applicable to Messiah’s first coming, I submit that it actually better fits His second advent. Allow me to explain.
After the recovery of Jerusalem on the Jubilee year of 1967, a major expansion period in Israel began. This last Jubilee cycle, which is now complete, has resulted in the largest period of growth and construction ever realized in the nation of Israel, and the city of David. Even if every stone and brick of every previous generation were together heaped, it could not compete with the recent construction of the last 50 years. Simply said, a major restoration of this chosen nation has certainly happened during the last Jubilee period that is without compare. This really should not be a shock to any real scripture reading, heeding believer. As a matter of fact, the book of Daniel instructs to us to “know and understand” about this issue of the restoration of the Israeli homeland. But not only does this verse amazingly detail the recovery and reconstruction of Jerusalem in the timeframe of Jubilees, it further splits this renovation time into two distinct times. This amazing verse further reveals a distinct connection between these two ages of restoration, to that of the revelation of Messiah.
Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks.”
Even as Rabbi Samuel predicted, the Messianic age for Israel was ordained to begin at the liberation of Yerushalayim on this pre-defined 10th Jubilee. Amazingly, Daniel’s prophesy of 10 Jubilees actually picks up exactly where Rabbi Samuel’s ended and likewise details the liberation of Jerusalem as the beginning of the Messianic age for Israel. Thus, please hear us when we today have the great grace to say, “Restore 9 more”.
Whereas this last pivotal year of Jubilee (1966-67) certainly signified the end of the Gentile captivity of Jerusalem (just as both Rabbis predicted) most Gentile nations around the globe are now opposed to this Jewish control of Jerusalem. America’s Roadmap for Peace Plan has demanded for Israel to surrender that sacred little strip of land that was once called “no-man’s land”. This demonic agenda taken up by virtually every Gentile nation around the globe has told the returning Hebrews to stop their reconstruction, and even demands the dismantling of settlements within their own God-given lands. In this revoking, the nations are now poking the apple of God’s eye, and thus provoking Adonai to draw nigh. In fact, this is the critical event that leads to Messiah’s second advent. However, the revelation of “Messiah the Prince” will not be rewarding for these Gentile nations, and will further disappoint many Christians’ expectations. The proof of this statement is in the Hebrew word choice of the coming Messiah as “Mashiach Nagid”.
This is not a reference to the gentle Jesus of which the Christians have personally come to know and thus expect to reshow. Whereas I realize there is only one Messiah, still His next revelation will be so drastically different that many believers are actually not prepared to see it. Daniel’s terminology of this coming Messiah describes a kinsmen Redeemer who will aggressively stand for His own personal clan and demand the continued restoration of this chosen people and nation. This revelation of the Jewish Mashiach is further detailed to only draw near to the Earth first with a rod of iron in hand to demand another lengthy season for reason of restoring all things. The book of Acts references this next period when “the presence of the Lord” brings refreshing and causes repentance.
Acts 3:19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
This prophetic scripture in Acts further tells us that the heaven above (better described as the world’s atmosphere) will contain Messiah until everything is restored and reconciled. Certainly this scripture is detailing the restoration of Israel and the demand of God upon the Gentile nations to make amends for the centuries of anti-Semitic acts.
Acts 3:21 “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”
It becomes evident (if you allow it) that Rabbi Samuel and Daniel are definitely two of the prophets of which this verse in Acts has referenced. With that said, let us take a very sincere look into Daniel’s prophetic 70 weeks and consider it highly relevant for our time. As detailed from the angel Gabriel, this 490 year period of restoration was to be divided into two separate seasons, detailed as 7 weeks and 62 weeks. This first period of 7 weeks can also be considered as one Jubilee cycle (7 weeks x 7 days = 49 years). If we consider Daniel’s prophesy to be applicable for our generation, we will further realize that we are only nearing the completion of the first cycle of restoration within the nation of Israel. As it is written, a lengthy period of 62 weeks is next required to complete this prophesy of restoration for the nation of Israel. In fact, this next phase of time might best be defined as a “highway” rebuilding time. The rebuilding of that highly sensitive and controversial area of the temple mount will now come about even as the high Gentile nations simultaneous fall.
Daniel 9:25 “…and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”
Again, this is likely not the end of the world, just the end of an era (or perhaps error). Even though you may have been told by your old respected Christian leader, I challenge you as a reader, to see these prophesies of the end times with Jubilee in mind. I further challenge you to open your eyes to the times of restoration that are now happening for Adonai’s chosen nation. Nevertheless, Daniel does address that after both the 7 week and the 62 week periods of restoration for His nation are complete, then (and only then) will the last one remaining week indeed come last and fast. This prophesy of Daniel’s last week describes how this restored city of Jerusalem, and the rebuilt temple of God therein, will once again be invaded and desecrated.
Daniel 9:26-27 “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself, and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary…And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week…”
This remaining week perfectly fits in a natural progression and order of time to complete Daniel 9’s prediction of 70 weeks. In other words, first came the initial 7 weeks which began on the Jubilee year of 1966-67 and ends on the Jubilee of 2017. Next will begin 62 weeks of Israel’s next age of restoration that will last 434 years and will effectively consist of 9 last Jubilee cycles. At that point in the future, exactly 483 years of the total ordered 490 years (or 10 Jubilee cycles) will have been restored to Israel as scripturally detailed. However, there will remain one last week of trouble, even as Daniel was informed and warned. This one week is that 7 year time most Christians identify as the tribulation period.
I realize that most Christians will have trouble hearing or reading this explanation. But please ask The God of Israel for yourself if He is done restoring Israel. Also identify that replacement theology lie which has long said, “God is finished with Israel.” On the contrary, there could still be a lot more time to come and restoration to be done. The signs of Jerusalem coming back into Israeli control (as foretold from old) precisely on Jubilee should be enough to cause a new discussion on Daniel chapter 9. But perhaps the biggest clue that should lead you to question these end time Christian doctrines is that of time itself. Since when does time stop and start in three different parts? To the contrary, Daniel’s 70 weeks are today flowing in a normal systematic progression of time without interlude, or thus the need of tape or glue from me or you. Again, the mainstream Christian teaching of Daniel’s 70 weeks asks you to accept an explanation that tapes and pastes events from two separate advents and three different dispensations. This historical mistake (of tape and paste doctrine) is likely a result of Christians’ haste to escape the final week of tribulation. It further is the result of centuries of replacement theology which continues to refuse to embrace these amazing days of rejuvenation for HaShem’s chosen nation.
I may not can change the hardened and seasoned Christian thinking on this issue, but I do anticipate that soon the Messianic Jewish community will separate from that “tape and paste” mistake that Christianity has long made. If they soon do, they may be moved to participate in nine more restoring Jubilees. So one last time, hear me when I say, “Restore 9 more.”
Nevertheless, let us truthfully address that many believers today are missing perhaps the greatest events of which the world will ever experience…the restoration of God’s people and nation, Israel.