Monday, 25 August 2008

The chronological model of the sanctuary - the timeline in a nutshell!

Well, it seems that the whole history of mankind from the beginning until the coming of the Kingdom of God, is reflected by the sanctuaries that Israel built under divine direction.

First the tabernacle and later the temple sanctuary had two prophetically representative compartments: The Holy and the Most Holy. A careful examination of these two compartments reveals that the Holy measured twice the Most Holy with regard to length…

Many Bible students understand that Jehovah often uses the special to represent the temporal. So I had the idea that the dimensions of this most important architectonical structures might hold a key to the sacred timeline.

It was in fact the Scripture in Revelation 11 that led me to carefully examine this possibility…

11 And a reed like a rod was given me as he said: “Get up and measure the temple [sanctuary] of God and the altar and those worshiping in it. 2 But as for the courtyard that is outside the temple [sanctuary], cast it clear out and do not measure it, because it has been given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.

John was urged to measure it in the context of the three woes of the time of the end, so it surely must have some significance in the last days.

Measurements of the Sanctuary

Quote from the book Insight into the Scriptures:

“The Bible describes the tabernacle (evidently inside measurements) as being 30 cubits (13.4 m; 43.7 ft) long and 10 cubits (4.5 m; 14.6 ft) in height. (Compare Ex 26:16-18.) It was also evidently 10 cubits in width […]The Most Holy compartment was apparently a cube 10 cubits on a side”

15 “And you must make the panel frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing on end. 16 Ten cubits is the length of a panel frame, and a cubit and a half is the width of each panel frame. 17 Each panel frame has two tenons joined one to the other. That is the way you will do with all the panel frames of the tabernacle. 18 And you must make the panel frames for the tabernacle, twenty panel frames for the side toward the Neg´eb, to the south. (Exodus 26:15-18)

16 Further, he built twenty cubits at the rear sides of the house with boards of cedar, from the floor up to the rafters, and built for it inside the innermost room, the Most Holy. 17 And it was forty cubits that the house proved to be, that is, the temple in front of it. . . (1 Kings 6:16-17)

2 And the house that King Sol´o·mon built to Jehovah was sixty cubits in its length, and twenty in its width, and thirty cubits in its height. (1 Kings 6:1-2)

8 And he proceeded to make the house of the Most Holy, its length in relation to the width of the house being twenty cubits, and its own width being twenty cubits; and then he covered it with good gold to the amount of six hundred talents. (2 Chronicles 3:8)

Adam and the last Adam

Adam and Jesus are the two key figures as regards the true destiny of man. Jesus was to ransom all of Adam’s offspring to restore mankind back to an acceptable position.

The scriptures describe this ransom as follows:

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all, which is to be witnessed to at its own particular times (1 Timothy 2).

22 For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive (1 Corinthians 15)

The dates of the beginning of their lives on earth were established by God and he acts so perfectly organized, that all models set forth in the Law he gave to Moses reflect those most significant realities

10 For since the Law has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the very substance of the things, [men] can never with the same sacrifices from year to year which they offer continually make those who approach perfect (Hebrews 10:1.)

The curtain between the Most Holy and the Holy and Jesus’ death

When Jesus laid down his life in 33CE something of remarkable symbolic importance happened in the temple…

51 And, look! the curtain of the sanctuary was rent in two, from top to bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rock-masses were split. (Matthew 27)

Paul informs us about a correlation between the temple curtain and Jesus’ body…

19 Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness for the way of entry into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 which he inaugurated for us as a new and living way through the curtain, that is, his flesh. (Hebrews 10:19, 20)

That means that through the death of Jesus the way was opened for human sons of God to enter from the Holy, earth into the Most Holy, heaven.

The calculation

Now the Holy began temporally with the creation of Adam in autumn 4027BC when a human son of God was in existence on earth.

The curtain of the sanctuary represented the earthly life of Jesus Christ, his "flesh". This curtain marked the border of the Holy.

When Jesus was born? Since he died in the month of Nisan 33AD, in the spring, after completing a ministry of three and a half years (a half of a week of years), he was baptized and anointed with holy spirit in the autumn of 29AD. The Bible says that Jesus began his ministry at about 30 years of age, which leads to 2 autumn before the common era as the time for his birth.

Now it is relatively easy to determine that the time period of 4025 years, - the separation between the creation of Adam and the birth of Jesus (4027BC to 2BC), - corresponds with the Holy.

From this we can easily deduce that the whole chronological model of the sanctuary will be completed 2012,5 years after the birth of Jesus.

If we add 2012,5 years to Jesus’ birth in the autumn of the year 2 BC, we will arrive at spring 2012CE as the time at which the model of the Sanctuary is completed and we will also arrive at 2000 years after Jesus was first in the midst of the temple at 12 years of age, in the midst of the teachers. This year might mean his return in Kingdom power.

Revelation 11 reconsidered

Let us read what happens immediately after John measures the sanctuary…

1 And a reed like a rod was given me as he said: “Get up and measure the temple [sanctuary] of God and the altar and those worshiping in it. 2 But as for the courtyard that is outside the temple [sanctuary], cast it clear out and do not measure it, because it has been given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 And I will cause my two witnesses to prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days dressed in sackcloth.” 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands and are standing before the Lord of the earth. (Revelation11)

I find it fascinating that we get this explicit chronological information just after John is told to measure the sanctuary. He must not measure the courtyard though, because it will be trampled upon by the nations for 42 months.

The courtyard is the way that leads to the sanctuary, you walk through the courtyard before you reach the sanctuary. If we take that a bit cryptic, we could deduce that the last 42 months before the sanctuary is fully finished will be controlled or dominated by the nations.

We know from Daniel’s prophecy and Jesus’ words, that during the Great Tribulation the “disgusting thing causing desolation” will be erected and the “constant feature” will cease. Will this oppression on God’s people last for 42 months? It is possible. Since we can expect the glorious completion of the Most Holy with Jesus and the New Covenant saints taking their Kingdom power in spring 2012, 42 months would lead us to autumn 2008 as the time for the start of the Great Tribulation.

The 1335 days

However, the final part of the prophecy of Daniel12 indicates that 1335 days must elapse until the servants of God reach a condition of happiness after the trial period against this system, probably the “Great Tribulation”, began.

“And from the time that the constant [feature] has been removed and there has been a placing of the disgusting thing that is causing desolation, there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Happy is the one who is keeping in expectation and who arrives at the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days! (Daniel 12:11, 12.)

This 1335 days or the 1290 days respectively could begin sometime between August 5, 2008 and September 30, 2008. Why?

25 And upon every high mountain and upon every elevated hill there must come to be streams, water ditches, in the day of the big slaughter when the towers fall.
26 And the light of the full moon must become as the light of the glowing [sun]; and the very light of the glowing [sun] will be [for] 7 times, like the light of 7 days, in the day that Jehovah binds up the breakdown of his people and heals even the severe wound resulting from the stroke by him (Isaiah 30 - New World Translation adapted from the Hebrew)

Now the event that paved the way for the “war on terror”, the event that allowed the “hawks” in the US congress to destroy civil liberties and to start to push their global agenda against the offspring of Edom, was 911. This administration is about to lose it’s power in November. So we can suppose that the real “great tribulation” starts 7 times or years after the setup event. Now there are a couple of different possible dates for these “7 years”.

Here is an overview over the wide range of meanings that these “7 times” of Isaiah 3 can have:

If they stand for 7 real lunar years (2480 days), they ended on June 26/27 2008, that is 1,600 days before the total solar eclipse on November 13, 2012. (EXPIRED)

If they stand for 7 prophetic years (of 360 days), they ended on August 5/6, 2008, that is 1,600 days before 22/23 December 2012 one day after the total lunar eclipse of December21, 2012. (EXPIRED)

If they stand for 7 years of 360 full days, including one intercalary month (2550 days), they end September 4/5, 2008.

If they stand for 7 solar years, they expire on September 11, 2008. This date corresponds to Elul11 of the lunar calendar and to Elul8 on the BLC (idealized lunar calendar with 30 days each month).

If they stand for 7 lunar years, with the adjustment of a intercalary month from Elul24 2001 (the day of the fall of the Twin Towers), they will expire on September 23/24 2008, about the autumn equinox. From September 23/24, 2008 there are 1,335 days until May 20, 2012 , the day of the annular eclipse.

If they stand for 7 lunar years, with the adjustment of a intercalary month from Etanim1 (Tishri1) 2001 (September 17/18), they will end on Etanim1 2008 (September 30). 1335 days starting from there would take us to Pentecost 2012 (May 27, 2012.)

All these dates seem to produce interesting coincidences. It remains to be seen how this "stroke" is 'healed' around one of those date.

September 4 and Annapolis

On September 4, 2008 2,520 days since October 11, 2001 and 2550 days since September 11, 2001. are fulfilled. In both cases we talk about seven years according to the timetable of 360 days, with and without an intercalary month.

Every 6 years of 360 days the insertion of a month is required with the aim to synchronize the years of 360 days with the solar calendar.

September 4, 2008 coincides with the 5th of the sixth month (Elul). It could be a day marked by the prophecy of Ezekiel 8:1, when God's judgment begins against his own sanctuary.

Since September 4 is chained to the Twin Tower incident from several angles, it is possible that this date has a connection with New York City.

There is another peculiarity associated with this date.

If we read 1 Thessalonians 5:3 carefully, we see that this cry of “Peace and Security” is somewhat compared to a pregnancy period…

3 Whenever it is that they are saying: “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly upon them just as the pang of distress upon a pregnant woman; and they will by no means escape. (1. Thessalonians5)

Well, the standard human pregnancy period is 40 weeks and great talk about peace and security was heard at the Annapolis Peace Conference when both president Bush and president Abbas used this phrase in their final statements. If this baby of peace and security was conceived at the Conference of Annapolis, 27/28 November 2007, 40 weeks would end September 2/3, so just 1 day before Elul 5.

9 true lunar months end on 19/20 August.
9 months of 30 days end on 23/24 August.
40 weeks end on September 2/3. [This date is still dangerous.]

The 1600 furlongs – Joel3 & Revelation14

On the other hand, the Bible says that the Day of Jehovah's trial against the nations happens in "the low plain of Jehoshaphat." Jehoshaphat means "Jehovah is Judge."

“Let the nations be aroused and come up to the low plain of Jehoshaphat; for there I shall sit in order to judge all the nations round about. (Joel 3:12.)

The prophecy also associates "the low plain of Jehoshaphat" with a winery that is trampled. Look carefully at the symbolism that is used.

“THRUST in a sickle, for harvest has grown ripe. Come, descend, for [the] winepress has become full. The press vats actually overflow; for their badness has become abundant. Crowds, crowds are in the low plain of the decision, for the day of Jehovah is near in the low plain of the decision. (Joel 3:13, 14)

Now compare this with a explicitly similar prophecy in the Book of Revelation.

And still another angel emerged from the altar and he had authority over the fire. And he called out with a loud voice to the one that had the sharp sickle, saying: “Put your sharp sickle in and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, because its grapes have become ripe.” And the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and he hurled it into the great winepress of the anger of God. And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress as high up as the bridles of the horses, for a distance of a thousand six hundred furlongs [stadia]. (Revelation 14:18-20)

Since the Bible associates measures of length (cubits, furlongs, stadia) with measures of time, it appears that these 1600 furlongs are actually 1600 days. This would be the duration of the Jehovah's Day of judgment.

Jehovah's Day possibly starts with the outlawing of religious systems in the world and ends with the confinement of Satan and his angels into an abyss for a thousand years. Now this next bit is really crazy: If we add 1600 solar days to August 5/6, 2008 (when the Russian “bear” got up) we arrive on December 21, 2012, a date that the anti-religious people of the New Age movement are giving publicity as the end of an era. This development, it seems, is a false sign and might mean the end of the devil's influence in the world.

These 1600 days appear to correspond with the 40 days of the Flood, the trial of the ancient world. In reality 1600 days are 40 times 40 days, 40 squared or taken to a higher dimension. This might be the period in which all opponents of the Kingdom of God are completely eliminated.

Further evidence:

As mentioned, the chronological separation between the first year of Adam and the first year of Jesus is 4025 years, and that between the first year of Jesus and the beginning of the power of the Kingdom of the Messiah is 2012.5 years.

Apart from the 4025 years, also another number of years seems to be quite important: 1975. Why? That is the amount of years the 4025 years lack to reach 6000 years the six days of human rulership before we get the Sabbath rest of God’s Kingdom.

A temporal correspondence?

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all -- [this is] what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times (1 Timothy 2).

45 It is even so written: 'The first man Adam became a living soul.' The last Adam became a life-giving spirit (1 Corinthians 15).

1. Timothy 2 tells us that this correspondence involved particular times, and therefore was a temporal correspondence. Furthermore it says that it is a witness to appointed times. So the ransomer and the ransomee have a temporal correspondence which is witnessed to repeatedly at various appointed times. What is this temporal correspondence? Well the significant dates in Jesus life are...

Jesus died on 33Nisan14 (April 1) and he was born on 2Tishri10 BC (October 9)

So really is Adam is going to correspond to Jesus temporally he must have had a corresponding life course. So Jesus’ life up to his ransom corresponded temporally with Adam's up to his sin requiring a ransom. Now Jesus died 33½ years after he was born. So could Adam have sinned 33½ years after he was born? This temporal correspondence acts as a witness to Jesus' life being a ransom for Adam

If Adam was created in 4027Tishri, he sinned in 3993Nisan, 33½ years later, in the same month that Jesus paid for his sin, Nisan. Now 6,000 years after 3993Nisan, the “founding of the world”, is 2008Nisan (there was no 0 BC, it went 1BC then 1AD).

Adam Adam Sins Jesus Born Jesus Pays for Sin
4027Tishri 3993Nisan 2 Tishri10 BC 33 Nisan 14
X_________X X___________X
33½ years 33½ years

This explains why Abraham was born 1975 years after the eviction from Eden, and why there are 1975 years from the inauguration of the Covenant of Abraham until the New Covenant comes into force, and why there are 1975 years from the New Covenant until 2008.

So the timing of the Sanctuary model confirms that:

· Abraham was born in 2018 Nisan.

· The Covenant of Abraham was inaugurated in Nisan 1943BC

· The New Covenant was inaugurated in Nisan 33 AD

· The final test on the seed of Abraham by faith begins in 2008.

We can find some more symmetry. There are…

· 4025 years from the Edenic Covenant (3993 BC) to the New Covenant (33AD)

· 4025 years from the birth of Abraham (2018 BC) until 2008AD

· 2050 yrs. from the Edenic Covenant 3993BC until the Covenant of Abraham 1943BC

· 2050 years from the birth of Abraham (2018 BC) until the New Covenant (33AD)

The sanctuaries

The first temple represented Adam and the second temple represented Jesus. That means that there is also a chronological relationship between those physical and human temples:

· There are 3000 years of separation between the first year of Adam (autumn 4027 BC) and the inauguration of the temple of Solomon (autumn 1026/1027BC)

· There are 1025 years of separation between the inauguration of the temple of Solomon (autumn 1027BC) and the first year of Jesus (autumn 2BC)

The Bible indicates that the first temple began to be built in the 4th year of Solomon, in spring 1034BC. The construction lasted seven years and ended in spring 1027BC. The inauguration took place in Tishri 1027BC. After this event, the temple was completed, with all its details at the beginning of the month of Bul (Heshvan) 1027BC .

The division of the kingdom might have happened in 997 BCE precisely 30 years after the inauguration of the temple. This started a trial period for Israel. Jeroboan, the king of the northern tribes, typified Satan, who led the northern tribes away from worship based on the temple in Jerusalem. He established a false festival on 15th of Bul 997BC.

The temple of Solomon was desecrated for the first time in the spring of 993BC, in the 5th year of Rehoboam king of Judah, precisely 33.5 years after its inauguration. This corresponds to the desecration of Adam by Satan when he was 33.5 years.

The inauguration of the temple, the division of the kingdom and the desecration of the sanctuary, all these events took place exactly 3000 years after the creation of Adam, his sanctification on his 30th birthday and his sin respectively.


We could see 2008, maybe Nisan14, as the year/date the entrance in the Covenant of Abraham ends/ended.

2008Elul30 might mark the exact end of Satan’s 6000 year official lease.

2008Elul? might see the begin of the Great Tribulation ignited by Satan, lasting for 3,5 years.

2008Elul/Tishri might see the start of the Day of Jehovah, a Judgment Day of 1600 days.

2012, maybe spring, would mark the end of the Great Tribulation through Satan, maybe some special protection kicks in for 265 days. The faithful are happy/blessed after the 1335 days and are spared from the remaining plagues.

The Great Tribulation and the “Day of Jehovah” respectively is the period between the end of Satan’s 6000 year lease and the full blessing of the Kingdom stating (the completion of the sanctuary).

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