AMAZING THINGS THAT THE ANCIENT HEBREW CALENDAR HAS TO SUGGEST TO US ABOUT THE COMING APOCALYPSE
Many years ago I was in the midst of a super-intense study of the scriptures when a friend of mine who knew that I was doing this … just out of the clear blue … handed me a document and wanted to know what my impression of it was. The document was a Hebrew calendar which he had downloaded online. This thing was about 63 pages long. It’s not like a regular calendar. What it is is a diary of sorts. It was begun around the time of Moses and continued up until about the time that the prophets went silent. What Israel did was to record Biblical events as having happened on particular days. And when I looked at this thing my eyes practically popped right out of my head when I saw what I saw. And it was just sitting there in plain sight and no one ever seemed to notice it. This thing turned out to be a Biblical Rosetta Stone to me. I will share what I found … and you tell me.
What I found was that the Lord was doing things in patterns. And you can only see these patterns by observing the Hebrew calendar. I’ll give you one little for instance. The day that Abraham brought Isaac up onto the mount to sacrifice him was the same day that would later become Passover. And this calendar has other things of that sort.
Now what I am going to do here is show you what I concluded with what I saw. And as we go along, you should get a clear understanding of how I got there.
I am going to begin with Passover. I am referring to Passover as a 7 day event because the Hebrew calendar refers to it as such. See also Eze. 45:21. So let’s begin.
Yeshua rose from the dead on the 3rd day of Passover, right? But here is something that you may have never considered. If Yeshua had been a normal human being and not God incarnate, under the Law of Moses He would have been in need of the sprinkling of the blood of the Red Heifer by that 6th day of Passover because He had been in touch with a dead body … namely, His own. However, because He was God incarnate, He actually is the fulfillment of that law (Isa. 52:15). His blood is the sprinkling for the uncleanness of the world. So the Jews of 2000 years ago were left with quite a dilemma. Once He rose from the dead AND WAS SEEN BY MANY (and you can bet that the Pharisees knew), one would have to consider their risen Lord and Savior to be unclean by that 6th day of Passover. And that would be an abomination. And it is an abomination that has brought desolation to the Jews and to the rest of the world down through the centuries.
Now fast forward on the Hebrew calendar 1,260 days (the length of time of the Great Tribulation) from the 6th day of Passover and you come precisely to Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is called the Day of Days. Prophetically, it represents the introduction of the Kingdom Age, the end of the transgression, the reconciliation caused by iniquity, the bringing in of everlasting righteousness and the anointing of the Most Holy. Now here is where it gets interesting. Dan. 12:12 speaks of a day … the 1,335th day … 75 days after the Lord’s return … in which it says blessed is he who sees that day. Well, guess what day is 75 days after Yom Kippur! On the Hebrew calendar it is Kislev 24th … or the 24th day of the 9th month which is mentioned in Haggai chapter 2. At any rate, let me give you the upshot.
Haggai speaks here of a special day just after the end of the Tribulation in which the Lord intends to bless Israel. But just before He speaks of this very special day of blessing, the Lord says something very, very strange.
” ‘If one that is unclean by a dead body touch (anything), shall it be unclean?’ And the priests answered and said, ‘It shall be unclean.” Then answered Haggai and said, ‘So is this people and so is this nation before Me, says the Lord, and so is every work of their hands and that which they offer there is unclean.’ ” (Hag. 2:13-14)
How odd … that such a thing should be said on a day that is 1,335 days after the unbelieving Jews would have to consider their risen Lord and Savior to be unclean. Then the Lord proceeds to bless them anyway … in the latter time after His return.
Curtis McMurray | PentecostalTheology.com