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The Dawn of Earth's Great Millennium

 

Magnificent Evidences that the New Day is Dawning!

by Bonnie Gaunt


 

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The Dawn of Earth's Great Millennium

Table of Contents

Forword
1. The Promise and the Hope
2. Birthing the Millennial Day
3. Birthing a Manchild
4. The Elusive 2012 Question
5. The Manchild and Isaiah 9
6. Building Zerubbabel's Temple
7. The Completion of the Temple
8. Evidence for A.D. 2033
9. A Magnificent Prophetic Sequence
10. The Amazing Number 3168


Foreword

It is with much joy that I write this, my fifteenth book. Joy, because I am able to give it to all who want it, without cost. Joy, because I have received so many wonderful responses from people all over the world who have read my previous books. And, Joy, because I see the closeness of that long awaited Millennial Day. It is because that promised “Day” is so close at hand that I desired to write this to share with my friends. God has been so good to me to allow me to see the beauty of that coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ, and to share the evidences of its approach with people all over the world. This book is my gift to Him, given to His people who also look for and long for that blessed Millennial Day. May the “evidences” shared in this book be a blessing to you, and may they inspire your heart to deeper search into God’s word. And may it fill your heart with fervent longing for the sunrise of Earth’s Great Millennium!

Bonnie Gaunt, summer 2010

From the Publisher:
“The sons of Issachar had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do,” (I Chronicles 12:32). Bonnie Gaunt is a modern day “son of Issachar” who is raising our awareness with a very timely message of the coming Kingdom. It is my honor to promote this very important message for all those who have ears to hear.

Paul Jablonowski, Publisher
Sons to Glory.com


1. The Promise and the Hope

Oh how I remember the excitement! I would sit back in the corner on the floor and try not to be seen. The room seemed to be electrified with a wonderful aura that transported me into a world of beauty and imagination! My mother and father had company, and they were all talking about "The Kingdom."

To my little eight-year-old mind, "The Kingdom" was like some kind of fairy tale land where everything was perfect - people didn't do bad things to other people, they didn't steal, they didn't fight, they didn't have to eat okra, and my big brothers wouldn't throw stones at me.

I listened as they opened their Bibles and read things like: "It shall come to pass in the last days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it."

And I knew, because I had been taught, that the "mountain" was "The Kingdom." So, in my quiet corner I would long for that Kingdom. When would it ever come? I knew it was not a fairy tale. I had been taught the promises of the Bible. But when would it ever come?

It is a question that men have been asking for 2,000 years. And they are still looking, hoping, praying, and longing for that promised Kingdom. Yea, even many generations before that, when God gave the ancient prophets the promise of the Kingdom, men longed for it. The prophet Isaiah told them about a child that would be born who would become the Ruler of that Kingdom. He said:

“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever” (Isaiah 9:7)

The prophet Joel described the morning of that new day, but he put it in terms that appear to be self-contradictory. He said: “The day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; a day of darkness and of gloominess, as the morning spread upon the mountains.”

He is describing opposites. How can you have darkness, gloominess, thick darkness and clouds and at the same time have the brightness of the morning sun lighting up the tops of the mountains?

It depends upon your stance, and what direction you are looking. I remember just such a morning many years ago when I lived in Michigan. My friend and I decided to get up very early in the morning and walk a trail through the damp foggy wilderness to a prominent hill where we could watch the sunrise. The sun obliged us with a rare display of its brilliance. The beauty that surrounded us that morning filled us with anticipation for the rising of the “Sun of Righteousness” whom the prophet Malachi said would come with healing for all mankind. The following words were written as a memorial of that unforgettable morning:

Morning!
The day stands tip-toe on the hilltops,
Gently stealing through the mist upon the crest.
The mind takes flight,
conspiring with the morning wind.
Come watch with me the preparation of the Sun.

Hope!
No day is born without the dawn.
Morning is the day in its virginity:
Untouched, untried, waiting to be lived.
The morning dew has softly laid its kiss
upon her fields.
The gentle fingers of the wind
caress her sleeping woods.
Come share with me the waking of the dawn.

Ecsasty!
The morning pouring everywhere
its golden glory on the air.
The heart is silent – touched with wonder
and the joy of awareness.
The morning’s brilliance sheds forth its avalanche
upon the hills.
Come share with me the birthplace of the Day.


2. Birthing the Millennial Day

The birthplace of the day is upon us! And I'm not just trying to be poetic. I really mean it!

We stand today at the threshold of Earth's Great Millennium. At no other time in history has prophecy ever been fulfilled on such a grand scale as it is today.

Two thousand years ago a few devout souls were looking for the appearance of the Messiah. The angels announced his birth to a few uneducated shepherds out in the fields below Bethlehem -but most of the people on planet earth knew nothing whatsoever of the event or its earth-changing magnitude.

He came to his own -Israelites. But they killed him!

Shortly before they cruelly nailed him to a cross, he told his close friends: "If I go away I will come again." Since then, every generation of his followers have looked and longed for his return.

In prophecy, the promise of his return has always been associated with the establishment of his kingdom and the beginning of Earth's Great Millennium.

In the scriptures we are clearly given the figure: one day equals a thousand years. That's why we use the term "Millennial Day" when referring to the Millennium.

How do we know that the Millennial Day is upon us?

The simplest way is to realize that a thousand years is called a "day." Simple arithmetic tells us that it has been nearly 2,000 years since Jesus went away. Consequently the beginning of a "third day" is upon us.

Notice there are no dates on the above diagram. However, to find precisely where we are today, it becomes necessary to include dates. If we have a correct starting date, the rest will easily follow. Volumes have been written concerning the date of the crucifixion. After may years of research, I am convinced that Jesus died on Nisan 14, A.D. 33, which, on the Julian Calendar, was April 3, A.D. 33, in harmony with a lunar eclipse which began at the moment of his death. If this is true, then the dates on the diagram would look like this.

This places the dawning of the Great Millennial Day in the spring of 2033.

Let’s look at an amazing prophecy that confirms this date. The prophecy, however, is not specifically referring to Earth’s Great Millennium – but it is most definitely referring to the time of Jesus’ return and the re-establishing of Israel into covenant relation with God.

Israel had become a nation at Sinai when they entered into a covenant with God. It was not only a Law Covenant, it was also a Marriage Covenant. But Israel was unfaithful and broke the Covenant. Just before they crucified Jesus, he said to Israel, “Your house is left unto you desolate.” When Jesus, on the cross, said, “It is finished,” he was telling Israel that the divorce was then finalized.

A prophecy in Hosea 2 and in Isaiah 62 tells of the future re-marriage of God to Israel, and the time when Israel will be faithful. With this background, let’s look at the prophecy of Hosea 5 and 6, and note how it confirms the date of the spring of 2033 as the joining again into a covenant.

“For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off with no one to rescue them (destruction of Jerusalem and the diaspora). Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt (Israel will admit they killed their Messiah, and will mourn for him whom they pierced). And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me. (Then they will turn to the Lord and say:) Come, let us return to the Lord. He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day He will restore us, that we may live in His presence. Let us acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”

“After two days” and “on the third day,” chronologically brings us to the spring of 2033 – two days from the crucifixion, when he “went away.”

But hidden within the text of this amazing prophecy is the confirmation that “after two days and on the third day” brings us to 2033. It is in the number value of the Hebrew text –the Gematria (number substitution). Here are the precise words from the Hebrew text, translated into English, which add to 2033: “For He has torn, and He will heal us. He has stricken, and He will bind us up. After two days He will bring us to life. In the third day...” (From the Interlinear Bible, J. P. Green, King James II translation.)

“In the third day He will restore us.” Restore us to what? To a Marriage Covenant – of course – a Marriage Covenant between God and Israel. It was Israel that was “torn” and it is Israel that is bound up again. Many people think this is a prophecy pertaining to the Christian church, but clearly, if we take the context, it is evident that it is speaking specifically to Israel. Viewing it with these simple graphics below, will aid in understanding.

The evidence is quite clear – the full restoration of divorced Israel will take place in the spring of 2033. But what about the promise Jesus made to his disciples that he would go away, but later return to take them to be with him? He said:

“In my Father’s house are many rooms – I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1)

How does this fit into the promise of Israel’s restoration? First, we need to have an overview of Time. We see time in little one-day increments. It’s like we can’t see the forest for the trees. But what would we see if we had a God’s-eye-view of time?

I am 81 years old. Since the age of 13 I have been studying, and researching the chronology of man, from his beginnings in the Garden of Eden to the present day, and into the future. I could bore you to tears with years full of data, historical records, archaeological evidence, astronomical cycles, Biblical history – ad infinitum. But instead, let me attempt to distill it all into one simple graphic.

Notice the main character in this complete story – it is precisely in the center of the 8,000 years. Yes, it is plainly shown that the blood of Jesus, shed on the afternoon of April 3, A.D. 33 is the central fulcrum on which the entire history and future of man rests. He is the hub; he is the central pattern; he is the foundation; and he is the reason we have life. The Apostle John said, “By him were all things created, and without him was nothing made.” Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last.”

In the Gematria of the scriptures, Alpha is 1 and Omega is 800. The number 1 represents beginning, and 8 represents the new beginning. Just so here, in the panoramic view of the whole history and prophecy of man, he is the beginning, for “by him all things were made” (John 1:2). And he is the ending “that in the dispensation of the fulness of time he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him” (Ephesians 1:10).

From this amazing panoramic view we find Jesus at the very hub. He is the Central Pattern. His brief ministry here on earth was a tiny little 3-1/2 years – almost obscure in the vast sea of 8,000 years. But in finding this 3-1/2 years as the Central Pattern, we have found the Key that opens the door to an understanding of the entire 8,000 years. Let’s take a look!

From history and prophecy we find five spans of 33-1/2 years, each ending in a short period of 3-1/2 years. The “Central Pattern” is the earthly life span of Jesus, ending in the 3-1/2 years of his ministry. That ministry began with a dedication of himself – it was a “joining” of himself with his Heavenly Father in the bonds of a covenant, the outward symbol of which was his baptism.

Preceding the Central Pattern, we find from the records of the life of King David another 33-1/2 year span, ending in a brief 3-1/2 year period. David was king over all Israel for 33-1/2 years, but the last 3-1/2 years of his life was co-regent with his son Solomon. It was a “joining” of the two in kingship.

Going back in time, to the beginning of man, we find Adam in the Garden for a span of 33-1/2 years, and during the last 3-1/2 years of that period, God gave him a wife – a “joining” of a man and a woman in a marriage contract.

Going forward from the Central Pattern we come to a 33-1/2 year span beginning with the rulership of Jesus as the antitypical King on David’s throne, and ending with a 3-1/2 year period during which the antitypical Solomon (still Jesus) brings Israel into belief and into a “re-joining” of Israel to God by a new marriage covenant.

And finally, still going forward, the Millennium ends with a 33-1/2 year period of testing, the last 3-1/2 of which will see the “re-joining” of all mankind back into a covenant of sonship – the sonship that Adam lost.

On the next graphic I show a brief diagram of these five 33-1/2 year spans, and it becomes obvious that they each reflect the pattern of the Central Pattern – Jesus.

It helps our understanding to see these five events in the panoramic view of man’s 7,000 years (we’ll leave off the eight thousanth year for now because it has a different purpose).

A quick mental calculation on the above graphic tells us that 6,000 years from the creation of Adam brought us to Rosh Hashanah 1999. One of the calculations that took prominence prior to Rosh Hashanah of 1999 was the concept that Adam had been given a right to rule. The Bible calls it “dominion.” And the concept taught that this “dominion” was given to men for a period of 6,000 years, at the end of which, Jesus would take his power as King on David’s throne, and would overthrow the kingdoms of this world (man’s governments), and would set up Divine Government in the earth.

But wait! That date is already history! What happened? Did we miss something?

Alas! Too many good Christian people remember the disappointment of Rosh Hashanah 1999. Prior to that date, there was a world-wide expectation that Jesus would come for his bride. All kinds of theories were being promoted as to the manner of his coming. Some said he would come on a white horse followed by a chariot in which he would gather his “elect” and whisk them away in the view of all the unbelievers and mockers who would, by then, be gnashing their teeth. Others said he would secretly but suddenly snatch his chosen ones away – and if one such were the pilot of a commercial airliner, the plane full of people would crash. They spoke of driver-less cars causing fatal havoc on the highways. A proliferation of books appeared on the market, all profiting from “warning” people of the impending chaos. However, Rosh Hashanah 1999 passed quietly into history to the amazement, the disappointment, and even the chagrin of the Christian world.

Were they so wrong in their expectations? Didn’t they have “signs?” Yes, as a matter of recorded history, they did. There were many “signs” that great things were about to happen. The problem was in the expectation. The same thing happened before Jesus came as a baby. The scriptures tell us that “all men were in expectation of him.” But unfortunately when he came as a tiny baby they didn’t recognize him because they were expecting a conquering king. And the irony is that because of his very claim – to be a king – they killed him.

But wait! Is there a parallel to be seen here? They expected to see a conquering king, but they got a tiny baby instead. Prior to Rosh Hashanah 1999 they expected to see a conquering king, but did they get a tiny baby instead? Think about it. The evidence is amazing!


3. Birthing a Manchild

Most people are not aware that a birth took place on Rosh Hashanah 1999. The constellation Virgo gave birth!

I hear someone saying “That’s ridiculous – those pictures in the sky are just old myths.” Yes, they may be old myths now, but they weren’t when they were placed there in the heavens. God placed them there and set them in motion – and he said they would be for “signs.” But godless men have corrupted those heavenly signs, and have degraded them to the status of a myth. Nevertheless, God’s original “signs” are still there, and still functioning as He originally intended.

A magnificent sign occurred on Rosh Hashanah 1999 in the constellation Virgo, the virgin. For quite some time prior to Rosh Hashanah of that year, it became obvious to astronomers that on each Rosh Hashanah since 1996 the moon was moving from the abdomen of Virgo, down through the birth canal, then between her legs, and then on Rosh Hashanah 1999 the moon was beneath her feet. An apparent “birth” had taken place. Many thought that it was a sign of the birth of the bride of Christ and his taking her to the wedding. It was obviously a sign of a birth, but what birth?

A prophecy in the book of Revelation appears to describe this sign. In Revelation 12:1 we find a description of a woman who was clothed with the sun, a crown of twelve stars on her head, and the moon “under her feet.” She gives birth to a “manchild.” I suggest that it is more than mere coincidence that on Rosh Hashanah of 1999 the constellation Virgo gave birth to a “manchild” who, on that very date, was beneath her feet. Some have interpreted this to picture the birth of Jesus. However, the time setting for this prophecy is not depicting the time of the birth of Jesus, but a much later birthing of another manchild. Many have suggested that this second birth is the corporate Manchild – the body of Christ.

Let’s look at this possibility for a moment. It has been suggested that Jesus was born on Rosh Hashanah of 2 B.C. And 2,000 years from that date would bring us to Rosh Hashanah of 1999, which is 6,000 years from the time when Adam was given dominion. The first manchild was born 2,000 years before the second manchild. There is a prophecy in the Old Testament that describes a first manchild and then a second manchild – they were the sons of the prophet Isaiah. God told Isaiah that his two sons would be for “signs.” Obviously the first son, Shear-Jashub, is a “sign” of the birth of Jesus. God told Isaiah, “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” The Septuagint follows this with the statement: “Butter and honey shall he eat, before he knows to prefer evil, or choose the good. For before the child shall know good or evil, he refuses evil, to choose the good.”

Isaiah’s wife is called a virgin here because this was her first child – probably the result of her very first intercourse. Before this conception she had been a virgin. However, it is obviously prophetic of Mary who was still a virgin after conceiving a child, because her child was conceived by the Holy Spirit of God. Of this child it was said: “before he knows either to prefer evil, or choose the good” – this refers to a time before his 13th birthday, because when he reaches 13 years of age he is no longer responsible to his parents, but becomes responsible to the Law. This happens on his 13th birthday, however, the prophecy says: “Before he knows either to prefer evil or choose the good,” meaning that this child would make that choice before his 13th birthday. Jesus went into the temple when he was 12-1/2 years old, having chosen to obey the Law. It was the spring of A.D. 12.

In the 8th chapter of Isaiah he tells of the birth of his second son, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, which means “Spoil quickly, Plunder speedily.” In chapter 8:3 the Septuagint reads, “For before the child shall know to call father or mother....” This has the same meaning as with the first son. It is telling us that this second Manchild will do the same as the first Manchild, and come into the temple and choose to become a “son of the Law,” to which he will become responsible, rather than to his parents. This second Manchild is the corporate body of Christ who comes into the temple condition (heavenly temple). This takes 2,000 years from the day Jesus went into the temple – that is, the spring of A.D. 2012. However, there is yet a more comprehensive concept of the Complete Manchild that must be observed.

Before our modern era, monarchs did not have a separate governing body. They were the government. Their word was law. Thus there was no separation between the king and his government. This is the concept involved in the ruling authority of the Manchild of Revelation 12:1. He is Divine Government.

So, Revelation 12:1 tells us of a birth. What was born? In the ultimate sense, God’s Government was born. But we need to go back to the prophecy of Isaiah to get a panoramic view of this Manchild.

Isaiah 9:6-7 “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.”

The portion of this scripture that is bold has a Gematria value of 3760. Why 3760? The day that Jesus was born was the first day of the Hebrew year 3760. The Gematria, hidden in the prophecy, gives us the date that he would be born. Remarkable? After studying the Gematria of the scriptures for more than forty years, I would rather call it “logical.” Frankly, it was the number I was looking for in this prophetic text; and there it was, right in the middle. I would have been surprised had it not been there.

He came into this world as a baby on the first day of 3760. The angel Gabriel reassured young Mary that the child conceived in her would be the One prophesied by Isaiah, for he told her:

“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God shall give Him the throne of David.”

Nine months later, when the fulness of her time had come, she gave birth to the promised child. Luke wrote it this way:

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.”

The bold portion of this scripture has a Gematria value of 3760. It is telling us that the birth of this special Manchild was in the Hebrew year 3760.

As was the custom, on the 8th day they took the baby to the temple, and while there, an old man came in. His name was Simeon. God had told this faithful man that he would not die until he had seen the promised Messiah. Immediately Simeon, being led of the Holy Spirit, recognized that this baby was the fulfillment of that promise. He took the child in his arms and said:

“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 5760. Oh! Now we have added 2,000 years to the year 3760 and we have the Hebrew year 5760 – the first day of which was September 11, 1999 (Rosh Hashanah). Simeon was speaking a prophecy. The “light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Israel” could not begin until this baby grew and became the King on David’s throne. He took that place of authority on Rosh Hashanah 5760 (September 11, 1999).

Jesus came to be a king – the ruler on David’s throne. When he rode into Jerusalem on the donkey and presented himself as their King, they took council as to how they might kill him. And four days later, instead of being crowned King, they nailed him to the cross.

The Manchild as Ruler had been brought to the very point of birth, but instead of birthing Divine Government, they simply brought forth “wind,” as Isaiah prophesied.

Isaiah 26:17-18 “As a woman with child and about to give birth writhes and cries out in pain, so were we in your presence O Lord. We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth to wind.”

When he rode into Jerusalem on the donkey it was a proclamation of his Kingship. Jesus said if the people had not shouted “Hosannah to the King” that even the stones would have cried out. It was that important for the proclamation to be made. The Kingdom of God was brought to the point of birth, but it did not bring forth a Manchild – Divine Government.

This event was in the Hebrew year 3793. In Isaiah’s prophecy of this event, the year 3793 was subtly hidden in the text, because it shows a birth “before” the labor and a birth “after” the labor. The only way a birth could be shown before labor was by Jesus being proclaimed King. The nucleus of Divine Government was represented in him.

Isaiah 66:8-9 “Before she goes into labor she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children. Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery, says the Lord? Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery, says the Lord?

The bold portion of this scripture has a Gematria value of 3793, fortelling the year in which Jesus would be proclaimed King. It shows a birth of Divine Government only as it was represented in Him, but as for the nation of Israel at that time, it only brought forth “wind.” There was no birth of the Kingdom.

But in this text is also the assurance of a birth. And not surprisingly this assurance is accompanied by the number 1999 – the year when it would actually happen.

“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery, says the Lord? Do I close up the womb when I bring delivery, says your God? Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 1999. The answer to the question is “No!” On Rosh Hashanah of 1999 a birth took place. It was the birth of the Kingdom of God – Divine Government. It was the first day of the Hebrew year 5760. It began as a newborn – a Manchild. But we have the assurance from the scriptures that it will grow, and fill the earth, just like the little stone in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. The first thing the little stone did was to smite the huge imposing image on its feet. Then it began to grow. The bringing down and crumbling of the great image of man’s governments is depicted in Psalm 2. There it says, “I have set my King on my holy hill of Zion.” The King takes his place of authority before the overthrow. When we multiply the digits in “I have set my King” we get 5760.

This birth of the Manchild is prophesied in Isaiah 42:14:

“For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant. I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools.”

The bold portion of this prophecy has a Gematria value of 5760. It can’t get any more obvious! The beginning date for the fulfillment of this prophecy is the first day of the Hebrew year 5760 – September 11, 1999. That was when the birth took place. After the birth, as the child matures, he overthrows the “mountains and hills” – man’s governments.

The connection between the birth before the labor and the birth after the labor can be found in the prophecy of Zechariah.

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice O daughter of Zion! Shout daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt the foal of a donkey.”

The bold portion adds to 1999, identifying it with the time when he takes his power as King on David’s throne. But the remainder of the verse is identifying him with the Jesus who rode into Jerusalem on the donkey. One and the same person – one and the same mission: to establish the “mountain of the Lord” (Divine Government) above the mountains of man’s governments.

Psalm 96:9-10 tells of the time of establishing Divine Government in the earth (the birth after the labor). It proclaims:

“Tremble before him all the earth. Say among the nations ‘The Lord reigns.’ The world is firmly established.”

This proclamation has a Gematria value of 1999. Rosh Hashanah 1999 was the first day of the Hebrew year 5760. A wonderful birth took place that day – the birthing of the Manchild with power and authority. Such a magnificent event surely would not be without a sign. Jesus told his disciples “then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

Was a sign given? Yes! But was the sign recognized? It was observed by some, but when it was not followed by the visible appearance of Jesus on a white horse, many were disappointed and discouraged, and felt that they had mis-calculated the time.

The sign was right on time. And the sign was a birth, just as was prophesied. It was a rare astronomical event that had never happened before, and will not happen again until the precession of the equinoxes slips back to the same point in the next 25,290-year cycle. John described this sign when he was given the vision of Revelation 12:1:

“A great and wonderous sign appeared in heaven: a woman (constellation Virgo) clothed with the sun (just below the horizon), with the moon (Manchild) under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars (constellation Bernice) on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.... She gave birth to a Manchild (the moon) who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”

In reality, the constellation “Virgo” was giving birth to the moon every year from 1996 to 1999 – and the event happened on Rosh Hashanah of each of those years. She appeared on her back, and in each of those years on Rosh Hashanah the moon was progressing through the birth canal until Rosh Hashanah 1999, when it had progressed to a position beneath her feet. The birth had taken place. And right on time! The 6,000 years of man’s allotted time of rulership expired on that day – and the time for earth’s new Ruler, Jesus Christ, to take his official position as King on David’s throne. Divine Government was born! It was the first day of the Hebrew year 5760.

The newborn child – Divine Government – came to earth. Isaiah pictured it as a beginning of the conquering of the old order, and the establishing of Divine Government in the earth. The bold portion of the scripture below has a Gematria value of 5760.

Isaiah 66:13-14 “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you, and you will be comforted over Jerusalem. When you see this, your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass; the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants, but his fury will be shown to his foes. With fire and with his sword the Lord will execute judgment upon all men; indeed see!”

Yes, it brought us to a time of judgment upon the nations, but Isaiah also said (26:9) “when the judgments of the Lord are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” The keeping of the laws of Divine Government will indeed bring righteousness. And Isaiah told us what the result will be:

Isaiah 32:16-18 “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”

It is a beautiful promise and a beautiful hope, but right now we don’t see it happening. We see war, destruction, financial collapse, and man’s cruelty to man. Why? Because the Manchild (Divine Government) came as a tiny baby. It was not what the Christian world was looking for – so they didn’t see it. The first Manchild came as an obscure baby, unknown to the rulers of that day. The second Manchild came the same way, and because the Christian world was prepared to see Jesus come riding on a white horse, they missed the big event. Rosh Hashanah 1999 came and went, and their hopes were dashed. Some became discouraged, some became the target of scoffers, some assumed that our chronology was wrong, and some have resorted to the practice of predicting the “rapture” on every approaching Hebrew holiday. Disappointment is difficult to handle.

There was much disappointment, too, at the coming of the first Manchild. They didn’t see it because they were looking for the wrong thing. However, if they had understood the prophecies, and accepted him as their promised Messiah, Divine Government could have been set up in Jerusalem then. They had come to the point of birth, but no Manchild was born. Isaiah had prophesied this would happen. He said:

“Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth.”

Israel could have given birth to Divine Government if she had been faithful – but she was not faithful, and so she brought forth wind. But in the vision that John saw, recorded in Revelation 12, as soon as the child was born it was “caught up to God and to His throne.” This is describing a seat of divine authority – Rulership!

When Isaiah prophesied “Unto us a child is born” he was pointing to the birth of the first Manchild, who was Jesus. And although he was the embodiment of Divine Government, he was indeed a tiny baby, unknown to all except a few uneducated shepherds out in the fields beyond Bethlehem. The birth of the second Manchild – Divine Government – is also a tiny baby, unknown to all except a few uneducated nobodies out in the fields beyond organized religion. And, just like the little stone cut out of the mountain, it begins as a tiny infant, and grows until it fills the whole earth.

Did you ever ask, “What was the mountain from which the little stone was cut?”

That mountain had to be Divine Government, which always exists in God’s realm. And now a little piece of it was taken out and hurled at man’s mountains (governments). As unlikely as it may seem from human experience, the little stone demolishes man’s governments. Then it grows to become a mighty mountain. Obviously depicting an event that takes a period of time for its full accomplishment.

If this analogy is correct, then it would follow logically to say that on Rosh Hashanah 1999 the little stone was cut out of the mountain – a birth took place.

The birth that took place 2,000 years ago didn’t make the headlines. It largely went unnoticed to the rest of the world. Just so, the birth that occurred in 1999 went largely unnoticed by the world. In both events, the people expected it to happen differently, and so they failed to see what was really happening.

From the chronology of man’s 6,000 years, we have seen that the time for the birth of the Manchild – Divine Government – should occur on Rosh Hashanah 1999, which is the first day of the Hebrew year 5760. But it is a tiny baby – just a little pebble. Nevertheless it is real and it is firmly established. Psalm 96 states it this way:

“Tremble before him all the earth. Say among the nations, ‘The Lord Reigns,’ the world is firmly established.” (This whole statement has a Gematria value of 1999, giving us the time-setting for its fulfillment.)

The birth of the first Manchild was pre-figured by the birth of the nation of Israel. It is as if the tiny nation of Israel, embodied in the twelve sons of Jacob, represented the future Manchild. Israel, in embryo condition, was the family of Jacob.

They went down to Egypt. Many years later God called them out of Egypt. They were born as a nation when they entered into a covenant with God at Sinai. A birth had taken place. The New Testament writer, Matthew, either saw that Israel pre-figured Jesus, or he was writing under the leading of the Holy Spirit, because he leaves no doubt that the coming out of Egypt was prophetic of Jesus. He said:

“So he, rising, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt ... And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’”

I had never understood why Matthew said this until I read the words of a Messianic Jew who saw that Israel in its infancy pre-figured Jesus in his infancy. Then it suddenly all made sense. The going down to Egypt was so he could come out of Egypt – and the timing is magnificent. Matthew records the fact that Jesus went down to Egypt, and that he came back out of Egypt. And both statements have a Gematria value of 1999, the date of the birthing of the second Manchild.

Matthew 2:14 “...rising took the child and the mother by night and departed into Egypt.”
Matthew 2:21 “...rising took the child and the mother and came into the land of Israel.”

The bold portion of these two statements each have a Gematria value of 1999. I don’t think it is just blind coincidence that 1999 appears in these two texts – it has all the earmarks of a Divine Hand in its timing. It was on Rosh Hashanah 1999 that the Manchild was born – the little stone was cut out of the mountain.

Hosea wrote “When Israel was a child I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.” Matthew quotes this and applies it to Jesus, thus telling us that the birth of the nation of Israel pre-figured the birth of Jesus. And we, by extension can apply it to the birth of the Manchild.

I was interested to find that the first three Hebrew words of this prophecy have a Gematria value (by multiplication) of 2520. “When Israel was a child” equals 2520 by multiplication. This is awesome, because it is telling us that when 2520 years had passed since the sin of Adam, Israel would be called out of Egypt. And this is indeed the exact year when they left Egypt. The year was 1448 B.C. We know that the year when Adam sinned was the spring of 3968 B.C., so subtract 2520 years from that date and we get the spring of 1448 B.C. When the Apostle Paul said that “death reigned from Adam to Moses” he was talking about this 2520 years from the sin to the killing of the Passover lamb. Immediately after Israel killed the typical Passover lamb, they left Egypt – the year was 1448 B.C. The nation of Israel was born on Pentecost of 1448 B.C. when they entered into a covenant with God at Sinai. Exactly 1480 years later Jesus, the real Passover Lamb, died on the cross, and on Pentecost of that year the future bride of Christ was conceived in the womb. It fits that the name “Christ” has a Gematria value of 1480.

The chronological evidence certainly appears to point to the year 1999 as the time for Jesus to take his place as earth’s new Ruler. But we have not seen it announced on the evening news. This is because he came as a thief, that is, secretly. And Jesus told his disciples that when the “thief” comes, he enters the strong man’s house. (The strong man being Satan and his house being man’s governments.) He also comes as a thief to take his bride. This means that when he breaks into Satan’s house, and when he takes his bride, both will be unknown to the world – no fan-fare, no headlines – he does both secretly.

When he takes his bride it will be unknown to the world – no evening news, no eye-witness video – it will be an event known only to the bride.

But he has indeed given us clues regarding the time of his taking his rightful place as King on David’s throne. Some of those clues are in the Gematria of the text.

But how do we find it? When I began studying the Gematria of the Biblical text forty years ago I could only do it with a little hand-held calculator. Today I still do it that way, mostly. But within the past year, a dear friend who is associated with Microsoft wrote a program for me that will allow me to enter a number to be searched, and it will give all the words, or contiguous words where this number is hidden in the Hebrew Text of the Old Testament or the Greek Text of the New Testament. It is a marvelous tool. But when I shared with a friend some of the contiguous words that went across sentence stops, or paragraph stops, she suggested that this was not legitimate. I agree, when we are looking at the English translation it does not appear legitimate. However, we must remember that the original Hebrew text did not use punctuation or sentence breaks, or even paragraph breaks – in fact, it did not even have breaks between words. And often Hebrew wording is turned around and twisted from our English structure. So if we are considering contiguous words, we are not restricted by these breaks in the English translation; we are considering its use and continuity in the Hebrew text.

With this in mind, let’s look at a few items that appear to be clues as to the time when Jesus takes his power as King on David’s throne.

First, let’s go way back into the Genesis story of Joseph, having been sold as a slave to Egypt, but because of his correct interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream, he was elevated to first in power after Pharaoh. Here is what Pharaoh said to Joseph:

“You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you. So Pharaoh said to Joseph, I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” (Genesis 41:40)

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 1999. This is amazing. We already knew that Joseph’s elevation to power second only to Pharaoh was a fore-shadow of Jesus being
elevated to power as King – and the only One higher than him would be God Himself, represented here by Pharaoh. Now we find that the time-clue has been written there for several millennia, hidden in the Gematria.

Students of the Bible have long known that Joseph, who received this kingly power, represented Jesus. But not until the hidden Gematria became known during the current generation did we see the direct and positive connection in the numbers. It was then it became known that Joseph and Jesus were tied together by the inseparable bond of the number 888.

The name Jesus in the Greek text of the New Testament has a Gematria value of 888.

But reaching all the way back in time to the final days of Jacob, we find him on his death-bed, gathering his twelve sons around him and prophesying what will become of them. He said to Joseph: “Joseph is a fruitful vine...”

The Gematria of its three Hebrew words adds to 888. Giving us the positive identification that Joseph represents Jesus.

It was Rosh Hashanah 1999 when the prophecy of Psalm 2:6 was fulfilled: “I have set my King on my holy hill of Zion.”

Amazingly, this statement in Psalm 2: “I have set my King” has a Gematria value, by multiplication, of 5760. Rosh Hashanah 1999 was the first day of the Hebrew year 5760. Are we talking about coincidence or evidence? You be the judge.

When Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, he told the king that the great metal image represented the governments of man. And he told him also that the little stone that was cut out of the mountain would demolish the great image and grind it into such a fine powder that the wind would blow it away.

So we see, on Rosh Hashanah 1999 the little stone – the tiny baby – that would grow and eventually fill the entire earth with Divine Government. It was the first day of the Hebrew year 5760. So I did a search in the book of Daniel for the number 5760 to see if there was anything relevant. To my amazement this is what I found. Daniel 2:41-44:

“And just as you saw the iron mixed with clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron not mixes with clay. In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never by destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to and end, but it will itself endure forever.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 5760. Right on time! And as I kept reading, there was another one, right in the next verse. Daniel 2:45-46:

“This is the meaning of the vision that from the mountain was cut out the rock, but not by human hands – a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy. Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him.”

Again, the bold portion has a Gematria value of 5760. Truly I do not think this is a random coincidence. It has all the earmarks of being intentional and for our learning.

It may appear that I have tampered with the text. No I have not. As mentioned previously, when the translators put the Hebrew text into English, they turned the wording around to conform with proper English sentence structure. But when calculating the Gematria, it is of absolute necessity that we follow the exact word-flow of the Hebrew text. Thus I have attempted to show this in the translation. The number value comes strictly from the Hebrew text, regardless of what arrangement we say it in English.

But look at those four verses – 41 - 46. They are amazing! They are describing how the little stone demolishes the huge image, and within the description it has encoded the date of its beginning twice – the Hebrew year 5760.

On the last day of the year 5760 Ariel Sharon took a large band of Israeli soldiers up to the Temple Mount. There he read from the prophecy of Ezekiel 37, proclaiming their right to be there, and their right of possession of the land.We are all aware of the result. It was the beginning of the Infitada – the “holy war” which still rages against Jerusalem.

The prophet Haggai wrote during the time of the building of the second temple. When reading his record of these events, we definitely get the feeling that a hidden prophecy is involved – a prophecy concerning the building of a heavenly temple which will be filled with the glory of God. He said to Haggai:

“In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with my glory.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 1999. How much more obvious can we get! At the time of the shaking of all nations, Jesus will take his rightful place as King, and following this event, he will fill the heavenly temple with glory. Will that be the time of the completion of the bride and the glory of her queenly status? I don’t know, but it surely sounds that way.

We have suggested that a birth took place on Rosh Hashanah 1999, and here is a prophecy which speaks of that birth, and it bears the hidden number 1999.

Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people.” (Isaiah 52:8-9)

The bold portion adds to 1999. This is a prophecy that goes a few years beyond 1999 to the time when Israel comes to believe that Jesus really is their Messiah and that he has come to save them from threatened destruction. It adds to 1999 because that was the beginning date for his coming as earth’s new king.

There is a promise in the book of Jeremiah which re-affirms the promise God gave to King David that his right of rulership will never fail. And hidden within the prophecy again we find the identifying number 1999. Jeremiah 33:18-20:

“For this is what the Lord says: David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel, nor will the priests, who are Levites, ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings and present sacrifices. The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: This is what the Lord says: if you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that the day and night no longer come to their appointed time, then my covenant with David my servant – and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me – can be broken, and David will no longer have a descendent to reign on his throne.”

The bold portion is a combining of two occurrences of 1999. It may appear to be a bit disconnected, but the phrase “burnt offerings and present sacrifices” has a direct reference to Jesus, because the “burnt offerings” which were every morning and every evening, represented the continual sacrifice of Jesus that never ceases to be available. Jeremiah, here, is showing us the fact that Jesus will not only be a King on the throne of David, but he will be a Priest as well. And the fact that the date 1999 actually appears twice here, suggests that it is to be emphasized.

One of the exciting occurrences of 1999 is in the prophecy that Jesus gave to his disciples, recorded in Luke 21:27:

“And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

People have mistaken this “coming in a cloud” to mean that he will literally descend from the clouds we see in the sky. However, the scriptures speak of clouds to denote something that is in the spirit realm and cannot be seen by humans. For instance, in the transfiguration scene, Jesus appeared in a cloud in his glorified spirit body, and Peter, James and John were invited to enter the cloud to see them. Thus it appears that when Jesus said he would come “in a cloud” it means that he comes in the spirit realm, and therefore not seen by man. In this verse in Luke, “coming in a cloud with” has a Gematria value of 1999. It is probably telling us that this happened in 1999.

The reason for his coming is to demolish man’s governments and then set up Divine Government in the earth. The prophet Isaiah described it this way:

“The Lord is angry with all the nations; his wrath is upon all their armies. He will totally destroy them. He will give them over to slaughter. Their slain will be thrown out.” (Isaiah 34:2)

Here again this entire statement adds to 1999. Amazing! This work began in 1999 and continues until man’s governments are fully destroyed. The disasters happening in the world today, both nature-made and man-made attest to the fact that the infrastructure of man’s governments is crumbling.

There is an interesting promise in Isaiah 42:3-4 that tells us he comes to establish justice in the earth. It reads:

“In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth.

The bold portion adds to 1999. In reality, the establishing of justice in the earth is the work of the entire Millennium, but the work begins in 1999 when he takes kingly power.

Again, in Isaiah 42, we have another hidden 1999. It is saying the same thing as in verses 3 and 4. This time it says:

“Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.”

Obviously, when he took his power as King on Rosh Hashanah 1999 it did not make the headlines or the evening news. It was not proclaimed in the streets. No! He came as a thief. The Christian world was unaware, because they were looking for him to ride through the sky on a white horse.

The book of Esther is not only an historical record of events in Persia, but it is also a pre-figure of the events to transpire when Jesus takes his kingly power in 1999.

We all know that King Ahasuarus, in our King James Bible, is really history’s King Xerxes. And in the NIV it is so stated. In this story, Xerxes represents Divine Rulership as is embodied in both God and His Son – Jesus being the appointed Prince. It is interesting that the story begins with this statement:

At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne.”

Again, the bold portion adds to 1999, giving us a time frame for the events to follow. The story begins with the casting off of an unfaithful queen and the crowning of a new queen. Possibly the new queen – Esther – represents the bride of Christ which is the participant of a royal wedding soon after Jesus takes his royal power. So the story goes:

“Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. so he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.”

The bold portion adds to 1999. There are several other occurrences of 1999 in the story, keeping us aware of the time setting for the story.

Thus it appears that the year 1999 was the beginning of a magnificent event – but an event kept secret and unseen by most of the world’s billions. Just like 2,000 years ago when Jesus came as a baby, most of the population of the earth was totally unaware, so here at the end of the 2,000 years, Jesus comes to take his power as King on David’s throne, but that kingdom which he establishes comes as a tiny baby – a little stone – unnoticed by earth’s billions.


4. The Elusive 2012 Question

As I write this, we are in the summer of the year 2010. The whole world stands in anticipation of some great event that may happen on December 21, 2012.

Numerous television documentaries have focused on that electrically charged date. Speculation is high.

The date comes from the ancient Mayan calendar, which shows 12-21-2012 as an end date – the end of the world as we know it. What will happen then? None of us really know. But if this book gets into the hands of people who live beyond that date, perhaps they will be in a better position to understand the meaning of current events than is possible in this summer of 2010. At this point in time I can only offer a few suggestions.

One thing I do know: just as major events happened on Rosh Hashanah 1999 but went totally unnoticed by most of the world – so major events could happen in the plan of God on
12-21-2012 that will not be readily visible to the world in general.

Remember, Jesus was the Pattern Son. His 33-1/2 years were a pattern for four other 33-1/2 year periods. We are living today in one of those periods. Two thousand years from his birth on Rosh Hashanah 2 B.C., brought us to Rosh Hashanah 1999; and two thousand years from his death on Passover A.D. 33 will bring us to Passover 2033. It is a parallel period of time.

Does this suggest that we are to look for other parallels within that 33-1/2 year span? Probably! If he was the Pattern Son then it is a logical assumption that other events would have their parallel also.

In the New Testament gospels, the next event that is recorded tells us about Jesus going into the temple when he was 12-1/2 years old. The scripture tells us that he was 12, however, this event took place on Passover, and since he had been born on Rosh Hashanah, he would have passed his 12th birthday by six months. This would be in the spring of A.D. 12.

The apparent parallel is that Jesus, as the second Manchild, goes into a temple. What temple could that be?

The Apostle Paul often spoke of the development of the bride of Christ as being the building of a temple – a spiritual temple. I Corinthians 3:16:

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s spirit lives in you?”

“We are the temple of the living God.” (2 Corinthians 6:16)

“...you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:19-22)

The building blocks of that temple are the individual members of the “body of Christ.” For nearly two thousand years the “stones” of that heavenly temple have been in the process of development. But there will come a time when all the building blocks have been prepared, and they will fit together into a spiritual temple. I suggest this is the temple that John saw in vision which is recorded for us in Revelation 11.

“The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.... Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hail storm.”

This prophetic vision suggests several things. First, following the sounding of the seventh trumpet there is a change in rulership. And although the change is not fully accomplished until 2033, nevertheless, because victory is assured, we can legally count the change in rulership from its small beginnings, which was Rosh Hashanah 1999. It was a tiny little stone, cut out of the mountain. It was the baby Manchild – Divine Government – as was represented in Jesus Christ, the new Ruler.

Then, after describing the purpose and work of the Millennium, John saw in vision a temple.

“Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of the Covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm.” (Revelation 11:19)

Descriptive language indeed! The temple, at this point in the vision was fully built. In it was the Ark of the Covenant. Surely not the old Ark of the Covenant which was in the Tabernacle in the wilderness, but the fulfillment of what that original box represented. It was, to all Israel, the presence of God with them. And so John was given a vision of the completed heavenly temple, with God dwelling in its midst.

The original Ark of the Covenant represented God’s presence with them from many standpoints. First, God’s four attributes – Justice, Wisdom, Love and Power – are displayed there. The lid of the Ark was made of gold, with cherubim at each end, each facing inward toward the Mercy Seat which was in the middle. And glowing above and surrounding the Mercy Seat was the Shekinah Glory – a light that emerged from the Divine Presence. The Mercy Seat was the place of atonement. It represented Divine Justice. The cheribim represented Love and Power. And the Shekinah Glory represented divine Wisdom. This was the Divine Presence as was represented in the Ark of the Covenant.

When the heavenly temple is complete, God’s Justice, Wisdom, Love and Power will act on behalf of mankind, bringing them up from the condition of sin, degradation and ignorance, into the condition of enlightenment and abundant life.

But the transition is described in the vision as “flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm.” The symbology is obvious. “Flashes of lightning” speaks of the enlightenment of mankind. They will be brought out of the darkness of superstition, false religion, ignorance, and illiteracy, into enlightenment. They will have teachers that will show them the Word of God and the Laws of God.

The rumblings and peals of thunder always follow the lightning. And surely upheaval and protest will follow the teaching of righteousness. For 6,000 years man’s prosperity has been centered in selfishness and greed. The change will cause great rumblings and peals of thunder, as the security of that old system of greed is taken from them.

This is followed by an earthquake. In the symbology of the scriptures, an earthquake always represents revolution – a turning over from one regime to another. The setting up of Divine Government will effect the greatest revolution mankind has ever known.

But then comes the best part of all – the hailstorm. Hail is frozen water. But a special kind of water that is condensed in the clouds and is driven upward into the very cold atmosphere where it freezes and becomes heavy enough to fall back through the clouds and down to the earth. Water in the symbology of the scriptures always represents refreshing truth. But hailstones are not refreshing, they are destructive. Thus the hailstorm that John saw in vision is showers of “hard” truth that cuts down through the myths and false teachings of man, and reveals God’s truth.

These things are the result of the completion of the heavenly temple, and the placing of the Ark of the Covenant within it. But they don’t all happen at once. It is the progressive work of the Millennium. But where does it begin?

We saw how the birth of Jesus in the autumn of 2 B.C. is balanced with the birth of the second Manchild – Divine Government – in the autumn of 1999. There were exactly two thousand years between the two events. The birth of Jesus was obscure and unknown to the world at large. And just so, the birth of the second Manchild is as a “little stone” unknown and unobserved by the world.

Should we also suppose that the event paralleling Jesus at 12-1/2 going into the temple, would likewise be unknown to the world? Possibly! Let’s look at that for a moment. The scripture tells us, Luke 2:49:

“How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the saying which he spoke unto them.” That is from the King James translation. The NIV says: “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” And the word-for-word translation of the Greek text says: “in the things of my Father.”

Apparently Jesus was aware of the importance of him being in the temple at that time. He knew that in six months his 13th birthday would come and he would have to choose to become a son of the Law. By going into the temple to inquire about this, he showed his desire to make the choice to be personally responsible to the Law – just as it was said of Isaiah’s first son:

“For before the child shall know good or evil, he refuses evil, to choose the good.”

But why was this event recorded, when no other event between his birth/circumcision and his baptism, were recorded? I think it was because he was not only doing what was prophesied of him, but also he was pre-figuring an event that would happen in the future – 2,000 years into the future. That would be the spring of 2012. So, what will happen then which would be a counterpart to his going into the temple to inquire about his becoming a son of the Law, and being about his Father’s business? I don’t know for sure. But I do know this much: that it is an event in the heavenly realm pertaining to the second Manchild (Christ and his body, as representatives of Divine Government). Thus it may not be observed on earth. It may possibly be an education process for the “body of Christ,” the future bride, learning the things that will be required for the setting up of Divine Government in the earth.

If this is true, then it would probably mean that the “body of Christ” would be complete. According to the scriptural record, it is not required that the wedding take place immediately upon the completion of that company. But if a learning process is planned, then it would logically be to fulfill the picture of Jesus inquiring in the temple.

When Jesus went into the temple in the spring of A.D. 12, he was inquiring of the doctors of the Law regarding his becoming a son of the Law, because he knew that in six months he would become a Bar Mitzvah. The term literally means “Son of the Commandments.”

A Jewish boy automatically becomes a Bar Mitzvah upon reaching his 13th birthday. No ceremony is needed. The popular Bar Mitzvah ceremony today is not required, and is, in fact, a relatively modern innovation. The elaborate ceremonies and receptions that are commonplace today were unheard of as recently as a century ago.

The Bar Mitzvah – Son of the Commandments – formally marks the boy as becoming a son of the Law, being no longer only responsible to his parents, but now becoming personally
responsible to the Law. Becoming a son of the Law allowed him to perform certain parts of their religious services, to sign binding contracts, to testify before religious courts, and to marry.

If this applies to the second Manchild, then he – Jesus – the embodiment of Divine Government, would legally be able to marry anytime after his 13th birthday, which would be Rosh Hashanah 2012. Thus we cannot expect the “marriage of the Lamb” as mentioned in Revelation 19 to take place prior to that date. It follows logically that coming into the temple at age 12-1/2 was not a foreshadow of that royal wedding, because it was six months prior to marriage even becoming a legal option for him.

This tells us that the royal wedding of the “bride and the Lamb” of Revelation 19 cannot happen prior to Rosh Hashanah 2012, but the evidence suggests that it must happen prior to Rosh Hashanah 2029. This gives us a 17-year window for that event. But remember, it is a heavenly event and not an earthly event, so it is entirely possible, in fact highly probable, that mankind will be unaware of it.

In A.D. 12 when Jesus went into the temple, it was Herod’s temple. Herod the Great had planned a complete restoration and renovation of the second temple, which had been built by Zerubbabel and dedicated in the month of Adar in 516 B.C. Herod’s plan was magnificent. The work was begun in 21-20 B.C. and continued until A.D. 65 (just five years before it was destroyed in the Roman invasion of A.D. 70). That is a long time-span for the construction of a building. Thus, obviously, when Jesus went into the temple at age 12-1/2, the temple had not been completed but was still under construction.

We have seen that Isaiah’s two sons fore-shadowed the birth of Jesus (the first Manchild), and the birth of Divine Government (the second Manchild). The second son of Isaiah was named Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, which means “Spoil quickly, Plunder speedily.” This obviously describes the work of the second Manchild, for the first work of his rulership is the overthrow and destruction of man’s governments. But according to John’s vision in Revelation 11, the temple had to be complete and contain the Ark of the Covenant before the earthquake (change of government) could happen.

If the completion of the “body of Christ” is not the full completion of the heavenly temple, but only the laying of the foundation and the building of the altar, then when will its completion be, and who or what else must be built?


5. The Manchild and Isaiah 9

The prophet Isaiah gave us a prophecy of the coming Manchild, but we tend to miss its full import because we have been taught from childhood to apply it to the birth of the baby Jesus. It does apply to him, but that is only half the story. The other half is even more beautiful, but most Christian people are totally unaware of it. Here it is as we have been taught, from our King James Version.

“For unto us a child is born: and unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)

It is a beautiful prophecy, and yes, he was the child that was born, although as a baby, boy, or man, he never became the Prince of Peace or set up a government of peace that would last forever. And although his disciples proclaimed him King and placed him on the back of a donkey and strewed palm branches before him as he rode into Jerusalem, yet only four days later his enemies killed him. He did not fulfill Isaiah’s prophesy!

Matthew saw the connection and pointed out to us that Jesus was the fulfillment. Here is Isaiah’s prophecy and Matthew’s connection to the acts of Jesus. But it does not appear that Matthew looked down in time and saw a larger fulfillment.

Isaiah 9:1 “Nevertheless there will be no more gloom for those who are in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by way of the sea, along the Jordan. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”

And Matthew recorded it this way:

Matthew 4:13-16 “Leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum, which is by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali – to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah. Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles – the people living in darkness have seen a great light: on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”

After his baptism at age 30, Jesus went to Galilee to fulfill this prophecy. It established his authenticity. He was showing that this prophecy of Isaiah pointed to him. And look at the comment of Matthew: “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’ ”

The King James Version says, “the Kingdom of heaven is at hand,” describing it better, because the larger fulfillment of this is the work of the second Manchild, after baptism at 30 (autumn 2029) as he begins to minister to Israel, telling them that the Kingdom is being set up in their midst.

It is then (2029 and after) that the government will fully be upon his shoulder, and the increase of that government and peace will never come to an end. It is then that he fully establishes the throne of David with righteous judgment and divine justice. That will be the beautiful fulfillment of the prophecy.

So we see Isaiah’s prophecy as describing the first and second Manchild, just as his two sons pictured the first and second Manchild.

But there is more to be seen here by way of confirmation. When Isaiah wrote “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,” he was using language best understood by a Hebrew audience. To us it sounds redundant. But he was talking about two separate events. “A son is given,” is not simply a repetition of “a child is born.”

The phrase “a child is born” looks redundant in Hebrew because (child) is the same as the Hebrew word (is born). Each having a Gematria of 44, but when combined as a phrase becomes 88. However the next phrase, “a son is given,” uses an entirely different Hebrew word. “A child,” means an infant; whereas “A son is given” – – is not talking about the birth of an infant, but the placing of a son – a Hebrew type of adoption which happens at age 30. The Hebrew word means to place, appoint, put in charge. This did not occur until he was 30. Thus in the fulness of the picture, when the second Manchild becomes 30 he will be appointed, or put in charge. This will be autumn 2029.

When Isaiah wrote this he undoubtedly knew that he was talking about two different events. Even the translators of the Septuagint knew it was two separate events. The Greek words they used attest to this. For “child” they used the Greek word paidion, which means an infant. But for “son” they used the Greek word huios, meaning son (no age specified). But it clearly identifies two phases of the life of this Manchild – birth as an infant, and placing as a son at age 30. The logical flow of the prophecy points to Jesus as a babe in the manger, and a man of 30 where the voice from heaven said “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Jesus never did any miracles until he had been placed as a son at age 30. Prior to 30, he had been a perfect human being, but after his anointing he was given all the power as a son of the Father, receiving a place of maturity whereby the full authority of the resources of the Father were bestowed on him.

Jesus was the Pattern Son, and the three major steps in his life pre-figure the three major steps in the life of the second Manchild. Those three steps were: 1) birth and circumcision; 2) the Bar Mitzvah, which took place when he was about to become 13 years old, entering puberty; and 3) the event known as the “Huiothesia,” or the “adoption ceremony.” The word “Huiothesia” means “Son Placement.” At this time, the father of a young man would place his hand on the head of his son and openly proclaim, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased. I bestow on him now all of my riches and power and authority (we call it Power of Attorney) so that he might act on my behalf in all of my affairs.”

This “Son Placement” in the case of the second Manchild was indicated by the words: “And her child was caught up to God and to his throne” – depicting a place of authority.

This “Son Placement” happened to Jesus at age 30. It is logical, if he was the “Pattern Son” that the second Manchild will receive his “Son Placement” when he is 30 years old – in the autumn of 2029.

The Apostle Paul clearly saw this “Son Placement” for the body of Christ, and explained it in Romans 8:16-25:

“The spirit itself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.... We know that the whole creation has been groaning, as in the pains of childbirth, right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruit of the spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for the adoption as sons (Son Placement), the redemption of our bodies.”

Thus we see that the adoption – or Son Placement – is not as we think of today, the taking of an orphan child and raising it as our own. Today’s definition of adoption has nothing to do with the Son Placement that the Apostle Paul was speaking of. It has, rather to do with coming to a place of maturity whereby the full authority and resources of the Father are bestowed upon the son.

The catching up of the second Manchild to God and to His throne is the sons of God coming into their place of full authority and power in the Kingdom. And I suggest that this Son Placement comes after Jesus has taken his bride in marriage – after the Christ (head and body) and (bridegroom and bride) have been united as one.

The adoption – Son Placement – has to do with inheritance rather than salvation. The bride of Christ cannot be placed as a son until she marries the heir. Then, when she has taken his name and has become one with him, together they are placed as a Son.

Thus it becomes apparent that the earthly life of the Pattern Son, the first Manchild, becomes a parallel to the experiences of the second Manchild, with 2,000 years intervening.


6. Building Zerrubabel's Temple

Students of scripture have long known that the construction of Zerubbabel’s temple is prophetic of the building of the spiritual temple – Christ and his bride. But there are some striking parallels which illuminate the subject and suggest its remarkable time elements. First, let’s look at the scriptural record from the book of Haggai.

“They came and began the work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God, on the twenty fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius.” (Haggai 1:14-15)

“On the twenty first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: Speak to Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing...? This is what the Lord Almighty says: In a little while I will once more shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord Almighty. The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty. The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house, says the Lord Almighty. And in this place I will grant peace, declares the Lord Almighty.” (Haggai 1:1-10)

The bold portion adds to 1999, giving us the year when the “desired” one will receive kingly power; but filling the house with glory does not necessarily happen immediately. God’s plans are a process of development.

Let’s look at an event that happened 12-1/2 years before work began on Zerubbabel’s temple. I had never noticed this before doing this study, but there is a remarkable time-correspondence here.

In the autumn of 550 B.C., Daniel was given a vision in which he saw a Ram with two horns, which represented the combined kingdom of the Medes and the Persians. (Daniel 8) The vision was prophetic of the night when Babylon’s king Belshazzar, during his great feast, saw the handwriting on the wall; and at the same time the army of Cyrus was breaking through into the city. That night Babylon was conquered. The vision of this event was given to Daniel in the autumn of 550 B.C.

Isaiah prophesied that Cyrus would represent Jesus. In reality, Cyrus entered Babylon on October 29, 539 B.C. – just 11 years after Daniel saw the vision. Cyrus wasted no time; in the month of Nisan in 538 B.C. he issued a decree that the Jews in Babylon should return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple.

The task of gathering supplies for the trip, organizing the caravan, and making that 5-month journey across the desert, must be factored in when considering the time. Then when they arrived in the land of Israel, the people were more interested in building and preparing their own homes than in starting work on the temple. But in the second month in the second year they began building the altar and the foundation. This is recorded in Ezra 3:8-11:

“And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid.”

This was the spring of 537 B.C. From the time when the vision of the Ram was given to Daniel, until work began on the temple was 12-1/2 years. At this time they constructed the foundation and the altar, and then work on the temple stopped.

This is a parallel period of time to the boyhood of Jesus and to the birthing of the second Manchild. Here is a brief diagram of this parallel. It has to do with temple-building.

Thus the laying of the foundation of the temple and the building of the altar would not only parallel the time when Jesus went into the temple at age 12-1/2, but it also parallels the time when the foundation of the heavenly temple is laid and its altar built – 2012. This could possibly represent bringing the future bride of Christ into the temple condition (heavenly), but it definitely could not represent the time of the wedding because the Manchild would have to be 13 years old before he had the right to marry.

However, there are some hints in scripture regarding the prospective bride of Christ which may shed light on this elusive subject. Let’s read it from the KJV. Isaiah 26:20:

“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut the doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the world for their iniquity.”

The “My people” are those who had become part of the corporate Manchild (the prospective bride of Christ). It is as if God were speaking to her and telling her to come into her “chambers.” The Hebrew word here translated “chambers” is cheder. Genesius’ Hebrew Lexicon defines cheder as a “bridal chamber.” It has a Gematria value of 212. (It is common practice in Gematria that zeros are often dropped without changing the meaning of the number – thus 212 is simply the shortened form of 2012.) The same word cheder is used in Song of Solomon 1:4: “The King hath brought me into his chambers.” And it has reference to the same event – when the bride is taken into the bridal chamber.

But Isaiah’s description of this event holds a secret – found in its Gematria. When the bride is invited into the bridal chamber, she is instructed to

“Hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.”

The total Gematria for this statement is 2012.

The second Manchild will be 13 years old on Rosh Hashanah 2012. A wedding could legally take place after that date. So it is entirely possible that the prospective bride could be taken into the bridal chamber between Rosh Hashanah and December 31, 2012. If so, it is an event in the heavenly realm and would not necessarily be known to man.

The meaning of the name of Isaiah’s second son, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, becomes apparent. When Jesus is joined with his bride, they, together, will be the agent through which the kingdoms of this world will be overthrown.

The name “Spoil quickly, Plunder speedily” appears to imply a short work of the destruction of man’s governments – short in comparison to the 6,000 years of man’s rulership. The 21 years suggested for this accomplishment seems long to us, just as the 21 days that Daniel had to wait for Gabriel to come to reveal the meaning of the vision apparently seemed long to him. But for Daniel (Israel), captive in Babylon (man’s governments) it was the hope of deliverance. After Gabriel explained the vision, he said to Daniel (Israel):

“As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.” (Daniel 12:13)

That inheritance for Israel will be a new marriage covenant.

When Jesus took his power as King on David’s throne (Rosh Hashanah 1999) he began the preliminaries for the overthrow of man’s governments as is suggested in Psalm 2. However, the organizing of man’s governments into One World Government must take place before the overthrow is fully accomplished. Revelation 17:12 tells us that when this confederate government is established, “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and with him will be his called, chosen, and faithful followers.” The same concept – of the union of Jesus and his bride taking place before the overthrow of man’s governments – is suggested in Psalm 149:

“Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds (condition of rest). May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengence on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters of iron, to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all the saints.”

This is shown as a 21-year period, from 2012 to 2033, with Ezekiel 38 completing that span of time.

As mentioned previously, a 3-1/2 year period is set as the ending of the 33-1/2 year span during the time when this overthrow is in process. The 3-1/2 year period was pictured by the co-regency of Solomon with David – David the conquering King and Solomon the peaceful King. Thus a 3-1/2 year period will exist between the autumn of 2029 and the spring of 2033 in which Israel will be brought into a peaceful condition. This is beautifully pictured by the words of Isaiah (16:4-5):

“The oppressor will come to an end, and destruction will cease; the aggressor will vanish from the land. In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man (King Jesus) will sit on it – one from the house of David – one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.”

This “one from the house of David” is the antitypical Solomon during his 3-1/2 year co-regency with David.

This 3-1/2 year period between the autumn of 2029 and the spring of 2033 is beautifully pictured by the words of Isaiah 40:1

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”

The Hebrew text for “Speak to the heart of Jerusalem” has a Gematria value of 930. The number is beautiful. God’s love in the Greek text of the New Testament is agape, and it has a Gematria value of 93. It is God’s love speaking heart to heart to Jerusalem. But in the Gematria we find a date for this event. “Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for” has a total Gematria value of 2029. Isaiah, in chapter 12 verses 1-3 described the same event this way.

“In that day you (Israel) will say: I will praise you O Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

The prophet Zechariah spoke of the time when the overthrow of the nations (pictured by the rule of David) will come to a time of peace (pictured by the rule of Solomon).

“I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the
nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.”

Confusion in understanding comes when we fail to recognize the two-fold aspect of Jesus’ return. First he comes to take his bride to the “chamber” – the cheder. He comes as a thief, taking her (unknown to the world) to his bridal chamber. However, after the wedding, he comes with her to turn back Israel’s enemies and to set up his Kingdom – Divine Government. This second aspect is not as a thief, but is open and obvious to all the world. In this phase of his Kingship, his Queen is with him. In Revelation 19, immediately following the wedding, she comes with him, to save Israel and conquer her enemies.

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven (his bride) were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name writen: King of kings and Lord of lords.

Understanding this two-phased aspect of Jesus’ return is not new. I would like to quote from the pen of A. O. Hudson, a christian author residing in England. He wrote this in 1972.

“We are left, then, with the plain fact that in Daniel the coming of the Son of Man ‘with the clouds of heaven’ takes place after the Ancient of Days has pronounced judgment on the beasts and after the people of the saints of the Most High have taken their places on their thrones to observe the execution of that judgment. As the chapter proceeds, we find that the kingdom, and dominion is given to the ‘Son of Man’ and to the ‘saints’ simultaneously. Both receive the kingdom: both rule and exert authority in association one with the other.”

We have observed that at the end of 6,000 years of rulership of man, Jesus took his power as King on David’s throne. This was Rosh Hashanah 1999. This was 2,000 years after the birth of the first Manchild. At this time the birth of the second Manchild took place. The first Manchild was Jesus, and when he was 12-1/2 years old he went into the temple. That was the year A.D. 12. The second Manchild, 2,000 years later, goes into the temple condition (heavenly temple). This is the year 2012. Twenty one years after Jesus went into the temple, he finalized the divorce between God and Israel. Thus the entire period in each case is 21 + 12 years (actually a total of 33-1/2 years because these dates begin in the autumn and end in the spring).

The prophecy says that this first Manchild would be named “Immanuel.” Yet, in 2 B.C., the child that was born was named Jesus. His name Immanuel is his name when he takes his power as King on David’s throne, Rosh Hashanah 1999. The prophecy given to Isaiah regarding his first son said, “A virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel.” The Gematria value for this statement is 2112 (the combination of 21 and 12)). At the end of the 12 and 21 years, pictured by Isaiah’s second son, Israel will be re-married to God. Isaiah again prophesied this re-marriage. He said:

“You no longer shall be called Forsaken; nor shall your land any longer be called Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight is in Her.” (Isaiah 62:4)

This, too, has a Gematria value of 2112. Thus the two events – the antitypical first son and the antitypical second son of Isaiah – each bear the number 2112. However, we could also combine the 12 and the 21 the other way, and obtain the number 1221 – which was the sequence in which it actually occurred in the life of Jesus. In searching for this number I was absolutely awed and amazed with what the scriptures present.

The pivotal point between the 12 and the 21 years is when Jesus, the first Manchild, went into his Father’s house. So, it is reasonable to suggest that this same pivotal point would apply to the second Manchild. The number 1221 appears in Isaiah 7:15 regarding the first Manchild. It was prophesied of him:

“...curds and honey will he eat when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, but...

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 1221.

But Zechariah, after telling of the building of Zerubbabel’s temple, looks into the future and tells of the building of the heavenly temple. He says:

“Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the Lord. It is he who will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne.” (Zechariah 6:13)

Again, the bold portion has a Gematria value of 1221. This is a strong clue that the juncture between the 12 and the 21 years showed Jesus in the temple (his Father’s house).

Zechariah is talking about Zerubbabel’s temple, which represents the heavenly temple. He goes on to say:

“This is what the Lord says: You who now hear these words spoken by the prophets who were there when the foundation was laid for the house of the Lord Almighty, let your hands be strong so that the temple may be built.

Again, the bold portion has a Gematria value of 1221. Actually the Hebrew text here is quite different from the English translation, but of course, it is the Hebrew text from which we get the Gematria.

It becomes obvious that the number 1221 is associated with the building of the heavenly temple.

The final 3-1/2 years of this 33-1/2-year span are for the antitypical joining of Solomon with King David. As we have seen, both Solomon and David are a type of Jesus Christ. First comes the war-like reign of David, picturing Jesus conquering man’s governments; then comes Solomon, picturing the “Prince of Peace.” But, just as there was a 3-1/2 year overlap of the reigns of David and Solomon, so also will there be a 3-1/2 year overlap of the reigns of the antitypical David and Solomon. This would place the beginning of the peaceable kingdom in the year 2029. This is quite obviously the time of Israel’s returning to God in belief, during which they will be saved from their enemies.

Going back into the books of Kings and Chronicles to the time of this union of David and Solomon, we find subtle evidence of this prophetic 3-1/2 years that will begin in the year 2029. Here are a few of them.

I Chronicles 29:25: (The Lord) “highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor.”

This has a Gematria value of 2029, showing us the year in which this will begin. The previous verse, I Chronicles 29:24 reads:

“All of King David’s sons pledged their submission to King Solomon.” This also has a Gematria value of 2029.

In I Chronicles 22:9 we have the record of God’s instructions to David concerning the fact that he was not to be the one to build the first temple, but his son Solomon would have that honor. The record says:

“But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign. He is the one who will build a house for my name. He will be my son, and I will be his father. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.”

The portion of this scripture that is bold has a Gematria value of 2029.

The prophet Jeremiah (33:15-16) gave us a beautiful prophecy concerning the time when the antitypical Solomon will begin to rule. He said:

“In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.”

This beautifully describes the period between the autumn of 2029 and the spring of 2033. Then Zechariah described the conditions beginning in 2033 and proceeding to the end of the Millennium. Zechariah 9:10:

“He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.”

The 3-1/2 years during which the peaceful reign of the antitypical Solomon is co-regent with the warlike reign of antitypical David is the time when Israel is being taught to believe. The
marriage of Jesus and his bride will bring forth children. These children will be the faithful ancient fathers of Israel – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (and others such as Moses, etc.) who will be resurrected and make themselves known to Israel. They will teach Israel to believe, and she will be taught to put aside her weapons of war and depend, in faith, upon God to be a “wall” of protection for her. This was prophesied by Isaiah (29:23-24):

“Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, ‘Jacob shall not now be ashamed, nor shall his face now turn pale; but when he (Jacob-Israel) sees his (Abraham’s) children (modern day Israelites), the work of My hands, in his midst, they will sanctify My name; indeed they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel. And those who err in mind will know the truth, and those who criticize will accept instruction.’ ” (NAS)

Jesus prophesied of this time when the ancient fathers will return and take a place of authority in Israel. He said:

“There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.”

Apparently these ancient fathers will take over the rulership of Israel and will teach the people to trust in God. Isaiah prophesied concerning these teachers (30:19-21):

“O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gave you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’”

During this 3-1/2 year period, and probably at its ending year, God will re-marry Israel. Of this event the prophet Hosea said:

“Therefore, behold, I will lure her and bring her to the wilderness and speak to her heart. And I will give her her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope. And she shall answer there as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. And at that day, says Jehovah, you shall call Me, ‘My Husband.’” (KJV-2 Version)

In the days of her youth she answered and said “I do.” that was when Moses told the people all that God had required of them, and they said “All these things will we do.” Thus Israel entered into a marriage covenant with God. But she was an unfaithful wife, and went after other gods, and so, after giving her plenty of time to repent and change her ways, she was finally divorced in A.D. 33 – her marriage covenant was “nailed to the cross.”

But God still loves her, and will receive her back again when she truly believes from the heart. This is why Isaiah prophesied (40:1) “Speak to the heart of Jerusalem.” (Gematria value 930 – the same as “Agape” in Greek.) The prophet Isaiah describes the time when she will be taken back again, and will enter into a new marriage covenant.

“For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness (brightness has a Gematria value of 930), and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory; and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of my God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land anymore be termed Desolate; but thou shalt be called Hephzibah (My delight is in her), and thy land Beulah (Married); for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.” (Isaiah 62:1-4)

Following this marriage, there are children born also, and the Bible beautifully portrays the loving intimcy of this child-raising process. Here is how Isaiah saw it in vision.

“As soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth, saith the Lord. Shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb, saith thy God. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her; rejoice for joy with her all ye that mourn for her, that ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory. For thus saith the Lord, Behold I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck and be satisfied, and ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 66:8-13)

Isaiah goes on to speak of Israel dwelling in peace and abundance:

“He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows...”

But, when all this is happening for Israel, Isaiah said,

“In the day of the great slaughter (the slaughter of man’s governments), when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill (portraying the life-giving waters of truth that will be available).

On 9-11-01 the icons of those “towers” fell – but during the 3-1/2 years of the co-regency of the antitypical David and Solomon, the real towers of world power will fall, and in its place streams of life-giving water (truth) will flow from the mountain of Christ’s Kingdom.

Isaiah 30 through 32 tell, in pictorial language, the overthrow of man’s governments and the setting up of a peaceful government in Jerusalem. It will be the work of the antitypical David and the antitypical Solomon during the 3-1/2 years of their co-regency. The destruction of man’s governments is pictured thus:

“As a lion growls, a great lion over his prey – and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against him, he is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor – so the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will pass over and rescue it.” (Isaiah 31:4-5)

And chapter 32 begins with the announcement: “See, a king, will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule in justice.” He will bring in righteous government. This is the work of the Millennium, but it begins during the 3-1/2 years of the conversion of Israel and saving them from their enemies. This transition of 3-1/2 years will be the beginning of that which will end, as Isaiah prophesied:

“...the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field becomes a forest. Justice will dwell in the fertile field. The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” (Isaiah 32:15-16)

The whole period of 33-1/2 years, from Rosh Hashanah 1999 to the spring of 2033 will be a time during which Jesus takes his rightful place as ruler on David’s throne. And during that time, he will come for his bride and take her to the heavenly wedding. This will be followed by the bringing of Israel into a place of repentence where she will lay down her weapons of war, and will come in full faith, trusting in God to deliver her. God will indeed deliver her. Not only deliver her, but He will re-marry her, in an everlasting covenant.


7. The Completion of the Temple

We know that the building of Zerubbabel’s temple pre-figured the building of the heavenly temple. This is obvious from the statements in the book of Haggai.

We have also seen that the date 2012 is a parallel with not only the time when Jesus went into the temple at age 12-1/2, but it is also a parallel to the time when the foundation and altar of Zerubbabel’s temple were constructed.

Then there was a period of 17-1/2 years when work on the temple was stopped. After work was resumed on the temple, it took 3-1/2 more years to complete it. The years parallel the life of the first Manchild – Jesus – and also parallel the years of the second Manchild – Divine Government – as is represented in Jesus and his bride.

The building work had stopped after the construction of the foundation and the altar.

It was 17-1/2 years later, in the 2nd year of Darius I, that God spoke again to Haggai and said:

“Give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid – give careful thought.” (Haggai 2:18)

God was indicating to Haggai that it was a very significant day. But now, nearly 17-1/2 years had passed, and God spoke to Haggai again (on the 21st day of the 7th month in the 2nd year of Darius I) – (Autumn 520 B.C.) – “Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord, and work.” (Work on the temple.)

Then God proceeded with a description of the events that will happen in the parallel time, beginning in the autumn of A.D. 2029.

“A little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house (the antitypical temple including the bride of Jesus and the bride of God) with glory, says the Lord Almighty. The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty ... and in this place I will grant peace...” (Haggai 2:6-7)

Then, in less than two months, the actual work on the temple began again. God said to Haggai (2:18):

“From this day on – from this twenty fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought: Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until this day the vine (bride of Christ) and the fig tree (Israel – bride of God) the pomgranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit. From this day on I will bless you.”

This was the autumn of 520 B.C. It is clearly pointing to the autumn of A.D. 2029. Notice this parallels the beginning of the 3-1/2 years of the co-regency of the war-like antitypical David with the peaceable antitypical Solomon. It is 3-1/2 years during which Israel pledges her wedding vows to God. The whole of Psalm 119 is the expression of those wedding vows. Israel never before had promised such things to God. And never in history have they ever kept such promises. But the whole of Psalm 119 is Israel pouring out her heart to God in dedication.

Picturing the beginning of those 3-1/2 years, God gave to Haggai his final word. Haggai 2:23:

“On that day, declares the Lord Almighty, I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel (Jesus) declares the Lord, and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord Almighty.”

It happened typically in the autumn of 520 B.C., and it will happen antitypically in the autumn of A.D. 2029.

This day – the 24th day of the 9th month of the second year of Darius I – begins the final 3-1/2 year period of the antitype, in which God saves Israel from her enemies. Zechariah 2:4-5:

“Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of men and livestock in it. And I myself will be a wall of fire around it, declares the Lord, and I will be its glory within.”

Then in verse 10 the prophecy continues:

“Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you, declares the Lord. Many nations will be joined with the Lord in that day and will become my people ... The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the Holy Land and will again choose Jerusalem.”

Notice the time when work first began on the temple (17-1/2 years earlier) equates with the time when Jesus went into the temple (the Father’s house). It also corresponds to the time when the second Manchild goes into the temple condition – spring 2012. Yet at that time the whole temple was not yet complete – only the foundation and the altar were built. But it appears that work begins on the rest of the antitypical temple in the autumn 2029, and continues until its dedication in the spring of A.D. 2033. So what is the final building work?

I think the answer can be found in the first three chapters of Jeremiah. In chapter 2, verse 2 God is telling Jeremiah that he remembers when Israel became his bride:

“I remember the devotion of your youth (their vow at Sinai), how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown. Israel was holy to the Lord.”

Then verses 4 through the remainder of chapter 2, God is telling Israel how unfaithful they have been as a bride. Such as verse 32 which says:

“Why do my people say, We are free to roam, we will come to you no more. Does a maiden forget her jewelry, or a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me.”

Then God spells it out in plain language:

“Look up to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been ravished? By the roadside you sat waiting for lovers, sat like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness. Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame.”

But God is looking for repentance from his unfaithful wife. In verse 12 God says to Israel:

“Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will frown on you no longer, for I am merciful, declares the Lord. I will not be angry forever. Only acknowledge your guilt – you have rebelled against the Lord your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me.”

All God asks of them is to “acknowledge their guilt.” Where have we heard that before? Hosea 5:15 “Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt.” Then the next verse prophesies of the time when they will return and admit their guilt – and Hosea says it will be “two days, and on the third day” when they will be restored: that is, re-married. Two “days” – or 2,000 years – from the time when the divorce was finalized will be in the spring of 2033. In fact, the statement: “For he has torn, and he will heal us. He has stricken, and he will bind us up. After two days he will bring us to life. In the third day...” has a Gematria value of 2033, giving us the date when Israel will be restored to her position as God’s bride.

Now, the indication is, as we have seen, that although the bride of Jesus is complete and begins the heavenly temple condition, 2,000 years from the time Jesus went into the temple (A.D. 12) paralleling the event of the spring of 537 B.C., it is not the completing of the temple. It was the laying of the foundation and building the altar. The completion and the dedication began 17-1/2 years later – the 3-1/2 year period from autumn 520 B.C. to spring of 516 B.C.* Since this parallels the time when Israel comes to believe, confesses her marriage vows, and becomes re-married to God, it logically follows that Israel, converted and re-married to God, will be the completion and the dedication of the temple.

[* There is debate among chronologers as to the date of the completion and dedication of Zerubbabel’s temple. Footnotes in the New International Version Bible place this event in the spring of 516 B.C. McClintock & Strong, Volume X p. 251 places the dedication of the temple in the spring of 516 B.C. Placing the date correctly is dependent upon the years of the reign of Darius I, which are held in question by some researchers. Some place the first year of his reign immediately following the death of Cambyses; some place the first year of Darius I after the brief usurped reign of Smerdis; and yet others assign an accession year to Darius I.]

If this is true, then that temple is composed of “spiritual Israel” and “natural Israel” – the bride of Jesus and the bride of God. It would logically explain the prophecy of Micah 4:2:

“The Law (Divine Government) will go out from Zion (heavenly part of the temple) and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem (earthly part of the temple).

The heavenly phase of that government will be the foundation of the temple and the altar. The earthly phase of that government will be the remaining structure of the building. The heavenly phase would be built in the spring of 2012, and 17-1/2 years later work would begin on the remaining structure; and the dedication would be in the spring of 2033. Perhaps it should be called the “New Jerusalem Temple.”

Thus the antitype of the construction of Zerubbabel’s temple will precisely parallel the first construction, and the time between the two is 2,548 years.



When I saw the number of years between the type and the antitype, I was puzzled. It was a number with which I was not familiar. Why 2,548 years? So I checked to see where this number appears in the Gematria of the scriptures. The answer was absolutely amazing! It points directly to the time of the completion of the New Jerusalem Temple. Our familiar text in Haggai 2:8-9:

The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty. The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house, says the Lord Almighty, and in this place I will grant peace, declares the Lord Almighty.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 2548, bringing us to the time when King Jesus (represented by Zerubbabel) rules in his Kingdom.

In Isaiah 2 we find a prophecy of the time when the New Jerusalem Temple will be established in the earth, and blessings will flow out from Jerusalem to all the earth. Amazingly, the number 2548 appears three times in one verse. Because they overlap for emphasis, I will show this verse three times and bold the phrases that add to 2548 separately. It will be obvious to the reader how they overlap. Isaiah 2:2:

“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple 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, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple 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, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple 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, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

So, the portions of this scripture in which we find 2548 three times becomes this:

“...as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways...”

That temple will be composed of Christ and his bride, and God and His bride (Israel). The completion of that temple will be 2548 years from the completion of Zerubbabel’s temple. 2548 years from the building of the foundation and altar brings us to 2012. And 2548 years from the completion and dedication of Zerubbabel’s temple brings us to 2033. The confirmation of the years is its exact correspondence to the first advent of Jesus, the Pattern Son.


8. Evidence for A.D. 2033

Thus far much has been said about the year A.D. 2033. When considering dates that are yet future we don’t really know what will actually happen or when it will happen. It is a process of taking evidence from the “known” and projecting it into speculation of the “unknown.” Sometimes this can be an accurate analogy, but most often not, because somewhere along the way our own preconceived ideas sneak in to attempt to “balance” the equation. My analogies are not exempt from this danger. However, along the way there can be found evidences which can either support or wreck our theories. Thus it is best to set theories aside until we have examined the available evidence.

One of the things that is provable is the life-span of Jesus here on earth. This is a necessary starting place upon which to observe type and antitype, and time parallels. He was the Pattern Son. His life here on earth was a specific length of time for a specific purpose.

Yes, I know there is still much controversy among some as to the dates of his birth and death; and I will not take the space here (and bore the reader) with all the evidences that I have brought forth in my previous books, showing the historical, astronomical, and Biblical authority for my conviction that Jesus was born September 29, 2 B.C. and died April 3, A.D. 33 –both of which are according to the Julian Calendar.

But I will attempt to show some fantastic analogies based on those dates. First, an overview of the time-line will be helpful in comprehending the whole picture before concentrating on one item within it.

Probably the greatest value of the overview is the realization of the 33-1/2 year spans between the major events. It is a reality that has been overlooked by most chronologers, yet is absolutely vital to an understanding of the time-line.

When Jesus came to earth to pay the price for the sin of Adam, he was not only the “second Adam” (in comparison to the first Adam), but he was also the “Pattern Son” (in comparison to the collecting of the Sons of God, his body, his bride) at the time of his return. Each of these is a 33-1/2 year period.

The 2,000-year span from Jesus’ death in A.D. 33 would bring us to A.D. 2033. Do we have anything in the scriptures verifying that 2,000-year span of time and its ending date 2033? Yes! Let’s begin with one that is so obvious it nearly jumps out at us. Hosea 5:14-15:

“For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah (both houses of Israel). I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them. Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me.”

On the afternoon of April 3, A.D. 33 Jesus finalized the divorce of God from Israel, when he breathed his last breath and said “It is finished.” Within 37 years the people were stripped from their homes, their city burned and their beautiful temple was literally plowed under. The people who were left were torn from their homeland, as a lion tears its prey, and sent into all nations in an effort to destroy their identity forever.

Just as Hosea had prophesied, Israel was torn as by a great lion; and scattered throughout the earth “until they admit their guilt.” Some have returned, but as of now – summer of 2010 – they have not yet admitted their guilt. But it was prophesied by Zechariah (12:10):

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”

When they admit their guilt, then will come the great healing process that Hosea went on to prophesy in chapter 6.

“Come, let us return to the Lord. He has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, (the dawn of the Millennium) he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”

According to this prophecy, God will begin to heal Israel and bind up her wounds after two days – after 2,000 years. And on the third day they will be restored – obviously in the morning of that “day” because the prophecy is describing a “sun rise.” Two thousand years (two days) from the time the divorce was finalized brings us to Passover 2033.

The math is simple, but there is hidden within the text an amazing confirmation of the time. Let’s take another look.

“He has torn us to pieces, but he will heal us; he has injured us, but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence."

Amazingly, the portion of this promise that is bold has a Gematria value of 2033, pin-pointing the exact year; and confirming the exact time given us in the surface text. It doesn’t get much plainer than that. But this is not an isololated case. Let’s look further. Isaiah 61:8-9.

“In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant (new marriage covenant) with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will be acknowledged that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”

The bold portion of this promise has a Gematria value of 2033.

Isaiah waxed eloquent when speaking of the day when Jesus would sit on the throne of David and gather Israel together and heal their wounds and exalt them to a place of authority among the nations. Isaiah 11:10-12:

“In that day the Root of Jesse (the antitypical David – Jesus Christ) will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.”

The bold portion of this beautiful prophecy has a Gematria value of 2033.

Jeremiah wrote of the time when God re-marries Israel. God calls Israel with an invitation of love. Jeremiah 3:12-18:

“Return faithless Israel, declares the Lord, I will frown on you no longer, for I am merciful, declares the Lord, I will not be angry forever. Only acknowledge your guilt – you have rebelled against the Lord your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me, declares the Lord. Return, faithless people, declares the Lord, for I am your husband. I will choose you – one from a town and two from a clan – and bring you to Zion.... At that time they will call Jerusalem the Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. In those days, the house of Judah will join with the house of Israel...”

Amazingly, the time for this event is encoded within the prophecy. The bold portion adds to 2033.

The 62nd chapter of Isaiah has long been known to be a prophecy concerning the re-marriage of God to Israel. I am aware that some who read the Bible suggest that this is a prophecy concerning Jesus and his bride, however, within it are a couple of clues which identify the bride as Israel. Verse 4 says:

“No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate.”

This could not possibly be the bride of Christ because she was never left desolate or deserted. On the contrary, just before Jesus left his disciples he promised them, “I will never leave you or desert you.” Israel, on the other hand, had been Desolate and Deserted. These are terms applied to a divorced woman. But God, through the hand of His prophet Isaiah, is promising to take Israel back and marry her again.

Verse 4: “But you will be called Hephzibah (my delight is in her), and your land Beulah (married).

Verse 11-12: "Raise a banner for the nations. The Lord has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: Say to the Daughter of Zion, See, your Savior comes: see, his reward is with him and his recompense accompanies him. They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.”

The time when Israel comes back into this kind of relationship with God is clearly given to us in the Gematria. The bold portion adds to 2033.

But the long-looked-for year 2033 will not be the end of the story. It is the glorious beginning – the dawn of Earth’s Great Millennium. The sun is just blazing over the horizon, and casting its brilliance over the waiting earth.


9. A Magnificent Prophetic Sequence

In recent years, it has become a popular belief that the book of Psalms has a prophetic sequence, in which the number of the Psalm equates with the number of the year. Such as: Psalm 99 would have reference to the year 1999, or, Psalm 104 would be prophetic of the year 2004. Sometimes it takes a bit of a stretch to make it fit. However, there does appear to be a prophetic sequence in the numbering of the Psalms that is so obvious that it requires no “stretch” and strongly suggests a “master-mind” in its compilation. These prophetic and devotional songs were written over a vast period of time, with no particular sequence in their composition. However, the compiling of them into a book (or books) appears to have been the work of One who knows and understands the sequence of events in the Plan of God. If it were men who put them together in their present order, then it becomes apparent that there was an Almighty hand guiding them.

Psalm 93 is the first Psalm that begins by saying, “The Lord reigns.” This theme continues through Psalm 113. Within these twenty one Psalms, the concept of “The Lord reigns” (sometimes not in those exact words) occurs twelve times. These twenty one Psalms appear to be descriptive of the period from 1999 to 2033 (a 33-1/2 year period), ending with a birth of children – apparently the same birth as is described in Isaiah 66.

Psalm 113 closes with this section about the birth: “He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children.” This is apparently the same birth described in Isaiah 66:

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her all you who mourn over her. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance. For this is what the Lord says: I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flowing stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm, and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

Within this section (Psalm 93 - 113) we find a beautiful description of the birthing of Divine Government and its growth into full authority over all the governments of earth. It is found in Psalm 110, and begins with this powerful declaration:

“The Lord (Father) said unto my Lord (Son), Sit thou at my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”

This obviously describes a time-progression – a period of time from a beginning to an accomplishment. In Revelation 12:5-6 it said:

“She gave birth to a son, a Manchild, who will rule all nations with an iron scepter. And her child was caught up to God and to his throne.”

In both texts we find the Son sitting in a place of authority at the right hand of the Father. Both statements appear to be describing a condition where the enemies come into subjection, but apparently still exist – he has conquered them, but they are not yet his friends. This appears to be the same time frame as Revelation 17:12-13:

“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

One of the obvious facts is that Jesus’ bride is with him when he overcomes the ten kings (probably One World Government which has divided the world into ten areas). And we have seen that possibly she becomes his bride in the autumn of 2012. This narrows the window of time for the conquering of the ten kings of earth. In verse 2 of this 110th Psalm we find the statement:

“The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.”

There is some debate here whether the “rod of thy strength” has reference to the bride of Christ, or if it solely applies to the “scepter” of Jesus. In either case, it is telling us the same thing that the prophet Micah said: “The Law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

Note that it says “rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.” At the time when Jesus and his bride subdue the kings of this world, they are still enemies of righteous Divine Government.

Verse 3: “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.”

The “morning” referred to is the dawning of the Millennial Day. Zechariah calls it a day in which it will be neither light nor dark, but at evening it will be light. But those who become “Thy people” – that is, those who repent and believe, and rejoice in the blessings of Divine Government – will be willing to obey the righteous laws then inforced upon the world.

Verse 4: “The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”

Melchizedek was both a priest and a king, and this describes the work of Jesus and his Bride. As King and Queen, they will be as a priest and as a king in their dealings with mankind. Some have wondered about the use of the word “forever” in this verse. It is somewhat of a misleading translation of the Hebrew word which means “for the age.” The Apostle Paul made it clear that at the end of the Millennial Day, Jesus and his Bride will turn the Kingdom back over to the Father. That will begin the Great Eighth Day, which is God’s Grand Jubilee.

Verse 5: “The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.”

This describes Jesus sitting at the right hand of the Father, executing his power as King on David’s throne. He conquers the kings of the earth. The time-setting is A.D. 1999-2033 – a
33-1/2 year period.

Verse 6: “He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the palaces with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over great countries.”

The “dead bodies” will be those dead governments that he has overthrown. Daniel described this same thing by saying: “In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a Kingdom.” In order to establish a Kingdom, the old kingdom must first be overthrown and become as “dead bodies.”

But it is in verse 7 that we find the time-setting for this Psalm. It places it 2,000 years from the death of Jesus. How so? Let’s read the verse.

Verse 7: “He shall drink of the brook of the way; therefore shall he lift up the head.”

On surface reading, it doesn’t really appear to tell us anything. I have heard teachers tell us that this shows we should give thanks for everything, even a glass of water. However, if that is all it says, then it is terribly out of place as the ending verse of this Psalm. A more proper translation of the Hebrew text would read: “The One who grants succession will set him in authority.” (This can be found in the text notes of the NIV Study Bible.)

Now this causes it to fit perfectly into the context. It is telling us that the Father (the One who grants succession) will be the One to place Jesus in the position of authority. And what is the “succession?” It sounds like it would be succession to the throne of David – after all, God had promised to David that there would be a man to sit on his throne forever.

But regardless of how we translate this text into English, the important thing is the Hebrew text. If we add the Gematria of the Hebrew text for this verse, it will be precisely 2000. It is telling us that 2,000 years from the time when they killed him for proclaiming his kingship, he is granted the rightful authority that was promised to him, as the One to sit on the throne of David.

When the angel announced the coming birth of Jesus to Mary, he said:

“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God shall give him the throne of his father David.” Luke 1:32

The prophet Jeremiah forsaw this time, and he announced:

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.” (Jeremiah 23:5)

The phrase “Unto David a righteous Branch” has a Gematria value of 386. It is identifying that righteous Branch as the one whose Hebrew name is Yeshua, which also has a Gematria value of 386, and here are a few others:

386 = “...unto David a righteous Branch”
386 = Yeshua
386 = He will save (Hebrew)
386 = His salvation (Hebrew)
386 = David the son of Jesse (Psalm 72:20)
386 = Prepare the way of the Lord (Isaiah 40:3)

Once the sequence of events is recognized in the compilation of the Psalms, it comes alive with meaning. They are not just songs of praise. Yes, they are indeed songs of praise – but they are much more than that. They portray a sequence of events that is magnificent.

We have seen that a 3-1/2 year period is pre-figured by the 3-1/2 years of Jesus’ ministry, beginning with his baptism, at which time he entered into a covenant with his Father. It was at this time that the voice was heard, saying, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.” It was the placing as a son – the adoption. This, in turn, was pre-figured by the joining of Solomon with his father David, in a co-regency of rulership.

David’s reign during the previous 30 years had been one of conquering his enemies. David was the great warrior-king. We tend to overlook the vastness of his realm. Solomon’s reign, on the other hand, was peaceable, and at that time Israel prospered with great wealth. In the antitype, we have a 3-1/2 year period, from the autumn of 2029 to the spring of 2033 during which the enemies of Israel will be subdued, peace will come, and Israel will begin to prosper.

The prophet Zechariah wrote of this time, and he described it thus:

Zechariah 12:3-5: “On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness, declares the Lord. I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.”

This indicates a time when Israel will indeed acknowledge God and come to believe. In order to believe, they must be taught. And who better to teach them than their ancient fathers, whom they revere and honor. Malachi prophecied of the time when these ancient fathers would teach the children.

Malachi 4:4-5: “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel. See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

Jesus prophesied of this same event, and told the leaders of his day that they (the rulers of Israel who do not believe) will see these ancient fathers in a place of rulership, and they (the unbelieving rulers) will be thrust out. Luke recorded it this way:

“There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.”

For these ancient fathers of Israel to come and teach the people, there must of necessity be a resurrection. I think that when the people of Israel actually see their founding fathers, who will have the credentials to prove their authenticity, they will welcome them with open arms and will willingly be taught.

In all the history of Israel, God saved them from their enemies only when they turned to him in belief and repentance. And He will again come and save Israel when they turn to him in true belief and repentance. Thus, in the progression of the sequence of the Psalms, we have these statements in Psalm 118:

“I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.... The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death. Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord... I will give thanks for you answered me; you have become my salvation.... This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. O Lord, save us; O Lord grant us success. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”

Remember? Just before Jesus went away he said he would not come again until they say “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” But apparently, when they do say this in full belief, then he will indeed come and save them from their enemies.

Following Psalm 118 is a very special Psalm. People seldom read Psalm 119 because it is too long and too repetitious, and so they miss the beautiful and heart-felt dedication of Israel to God. It is Israel’s marriage vows.

It is well known, Psalm 119 has 22 sections, each bearing a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The Hebrew alphabet was used as a numbering system as well as a phonetic system. It’s first, middle and last letters spell the Hebrew word emet, which is translated into English as “truth.” Thus, not only is the Hebrew alphabet the embodiment of truth, this vow of Israel containing the 22 sections of this Psalm, is also the embodiment of truth, because that vow will be kept. Psalm 119 is the longest of all the Psalms, and the wedding vows it expresses to God are many, but they are sincere. Here is a small sampling of those vows:

Verse 10: “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart.”
Verse 15: “I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”
Verse 17: “I will obey your word. Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.”
Verse 30: “I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.”
Verse 34: “Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.”
Verse 44: “I will always obey your law for ever and ever.”
Verse 58: “I have sought your face with all my heart.”
Verse 67: “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.”
Verse 87: “They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. Preserve my life according to your love and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.”
Verse 106: “I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.”

This is just a sampling of the promises that Israel makes to God at her wedding. But because Psalm 119 is so long and seemingly repetitious, people don’t read it. In reality, it is the most beautiful confession of dedication in the entire Bible. It is a vow that Israel will keep forever.

Following this confession of consecration, are the songs of ascent – Psalm 120 though 136. They portray Israel, coming into the marriage covenant. The songs of ascent were joyful songs. They were sung by Israel as the people went up to the temple as part of the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. The great antitypical Feast of Tabernacles is Earth’s Great Millennium.

Thus begins the sole reign of the antitypical Solomon – the Prince of Peace. Zechariah prophesied of this peaceful King:

“He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.” (Zechariah 9:10)

He also prophesied that the nations who had been at war with Israel will now come to her to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

“Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.” (Zechariah 14:16)

Solomon’s peaceful reign will be a time when the entirety of the human family will be learning to live by God’s righteous laws, and will come joyfully into conformity with Divine Government. Isaiah said (26:9):

“When the judgments of the Lord are in the earth the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”

It will be a thousand years of learning righteousness! Why does it take so long? It took 6,000 years to learn the results of unrighteousness. So giving mankind 1,000 years to learn righteousness is short by comparison.

We are given a sneak-peek into the means by which mankind will learn righteousness in the Proverbs of Solomon. This book immediately follows the books of the Psalms. And it is fitting that this book should contain instruction in righteousness; for the antitypical Solomon will be the teacher of all mankind, in this learning process. It is also fitting that the compilers of our Bibles placed the Proverbs of Solomon immediately following the book of Psalms, for the Psalms had shown us the time when the antitypical David would reign over the nations, when he takes his bride to be with him; and then together they overthrow the kingdoms of this world, and bring Israel into belief and into a new marriage covenant. Following this is the sole rule of the antitypical Solomon, the Prince of Peace, during which mankind will learn righteousness. And so, the book of Proverbs is a sample of that instruction in righteousness.

While reading in the book of Proverbs it becomes apparent that some of the principles taught certainly do not apply to the world as we have known it. And if applied to the 6,000 years of learning unrighteousness they simply are not true. Life just doesn’t work that way. But even though these principles are not always true today, they will indeed be true during the time when mankind will be learning righteousness. For instance: Proverbs 10:16 says:

“The wages of the righteous brings them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.”

When have we ever seen that happen? We haven’t! In our sinful world just the opposite is the norm. How often in history, and in our own experience, have we seen the wicked prosper at the expense of the innocent? Yet, during the reign of the peaceful Solomon, mankind will indeed learn righteousness, and blessing will indeed be the “wages of the righteous.”

Now it is difficult to obey righteousness in the midst of a world that prospers from unrighteousness. But during the thousand years of this learning process, righteous judgment will be enacted upon those who stray from the path of righteousness, and blessing will pursue those who learn righteousness.

Isaiah, speaking of that time of Earth’s Great Millennium, said (32:17):

“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever."

What a beautiful hope for all mankind! And it is not just a fanciful daydream – it is the promise of God. Below is a brief diagram of that 3-1/2 year period of the co-regency of the antitypical David with the antitypical Solomon.


10. The Amazing Number 3168

It was more than forty years ago that I first heard the word “Gematria.” I knew absolutely nothing about it. I searched libraries, references and dictionaries, and found nothing. The word was not even in my large unabridged dictionary. So I simply began investigating it myself – from scratch. However, in one of my small dictionaries I found the Greek alphabet with its number equivalents. Great! I already had a Greek text of the New Testament, so I set to work, searching the entire New Testament for the number values for the names and titles of Jesus. It was truly an eye-opener. I realized that I had dug into a mine deeper than a bottomless pit.

For over 40 years I have searched both the Hebrew and Greek texts, using my little hand-held calculator. About a year ago a wonderful friend who is associated with Microsoft wrote a program for me which enables me to enter a number, and it will give me all the words, or contiguous words where that number can be found in the Bible.

In doing this search, it must be remembered that the original Hebrew and Greek texts had no punctuation, no sentence breaks, and no word breaks – thus when I search for contiguous words I am not violating the word and sentence structure that we have in our English translations.

Amazing things happened!

For those forty-plus years I have been working with a most amazing number – 3168. In the New Testament the Gematria value for the name “Lord Jesus Christ” is 3168. It is not a random number – it is the number of his name. When he made the earth to be home for the man he would create, he made its dimensions fit into a square having a perimeter of 31,680 miles.

When he came to earth to become a man, and give himself as a ransom, he came as a little baby, born in a cattle shelter at the bottom of a cliff just to the southeast of Bethlehem, at latitude 31.68 degrees north.

Thirty three and one half years later, he hung on a cross just outside Jerusalem, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 53:11:

“He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquity.”

The Gematria of that famous prophecy is 3168.

David wrote a song which was called “The Doe of the Morning” in which he prophesied of the agony that Jesus would endure on the cross when he felt the Father’s face turn from him. Psalm 22:1-2:

“A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? O my God I cry out...”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 3168. It was necessary for the Father to turn His face from Jesus at that point , because Jesus was taking the place of the sinner (Adam). And even though Jesus knew that his Father must turn His face at that moment, yet losing his Father’s favor, even for a moment, was the real agony which he suffered – far more than the nails in his hands and feet.

In the Psalm of Ascents we find this beautiful prophecy of the time when Jesus sits on the throne of David. Psalm 132:10-11:

“For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one. The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke: One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 3168. The prophet Jeremiah wrote the words that Jehovah gave him: Jeremiah 23:5-6:

“The days are coming declares the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 3168. It leaves no doubt as to the identity of this new King – it will be the Lord Jesus Christ, whose number is 3168.

Isaiah had a flair for the poetic. In his 16th chapter he puts into verse the beautiful prophecy of Jesus sitting on the throne of David, executing justice and righteousness in the earth. Isaiah 16:4-5.

“The oppressor will come to an end, and destruction will cease; the aggressor will vanish from the land. In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it – one from the house of David – one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.”

The bold portion has a Gematria value of 3168. Obviously Isaiah had seen, in vision, the new King sitting on the throne, but I doubt that Isaiah knew his eloquent poetry was indeed
encoded with the number identifying the One sitting on the throne.

When the second Manchild was born as a tiny babe in the autumn of 1999, legally the throne of David was given to him. But just as the first Manchild, he must reach the age of accountability (at 13), then he must reach the age of 30 for the Son Placement authority. However, between the age of 13 and 30, the son can legally be married. Thus it is legally correct that the second Manchild could marry any time after Rosh Hashanah 2012.

When he reaches the age of 30, the Son Placement ceremony can confer the inheritance of the father on both the son and his spouse as one unit because when married they become one entity.
If the number for the son is 3168, then when he is joined to his bride in marriage, she not only takes his name, she also takes his number as well.

This is shown beautifully in the union of Adam and Eve. It has long been known that Jesus is represented as the “second Adam,” thus at the time of Adam’s union with Eve, it pictures the union of Jesus and his bride. But this beautiful picture is confirmed by the Gematria. Genesis 2:23:

"Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. And the man said, This now is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man.”

Amazingly, the bold portion has a Gametra value of 3168. The number, from the beginning, has to do with Jesus and his bride. We get the same information from Genesis 5:1-2:

“In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God he made him; male and female he created them, and called their name Adam, in the day they were created.” (KJV)

The bold portion adds to 3168. The Gematria confirms the concept that Eve took her husband’s name, and together they are a picture of Jesus and his bride – she takes his name, and is identified by his number.

When it came time for the first Manchild to be born, the angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph to announce to him that Mary had conceived and would have a son. He said to Joseph (Matthew 1:20):

“...an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said: Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

The bold portion adds to 3168. Who would have ever known that this comforting consolation by the angel was encoded with the number of his name – 3168! What a confirmation!

Thirty three and one half years later. This perfect One – the One who came to pay the price for the sin of Adam – hung on a cross on a hill named Golgotha. In his agony, endured for his beloved human race, some of the people walked beneath him sneering and mocking. They were overheard saying:

“He saved others, but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts God, let God rescue him now if he wants him.”

Yes, even their sneering and mocking was a witness to the fact that he was indeed the “Lord Jesus Christ” – the Son of God – the Saviour of all mankind! The bold portion adds to 3168.

Nearly 2,000 years have passed since that eventful day. The nation of Israel, who refused to have him as their king, was disbursed to the four corners of the earth. The Romans, who executed him, became a strong and brutal world power; and today the remnants of that great empire are joining together into a world confederacy – One World Government. Little do they
realize today that their confederacy will soon do battle with the King of kings and Lord of lords – the One they crucified for claiming to be a king.

“The ten horns you saw are the ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who, for one hour, will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords, and King of kings.” (Revelation 17:12)

Two thousand years from A.D. 33 will bring us to the spring of 2033. The darkness just before the dawn is now covering the earth. Instead of seeing rays of sunshine, we see the gross darkness of man’s selfishness and greed, his lust for power. But the darkness will not last much longer. The rays of early morning sun will soon break into daylight – the dawn of Earth’s Great Millennium.

Come watch with me the birthing of the Day!

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