For those that are students of the stock market, a common method of analyzing market movement is fractal analysis. What this means is that price movements on an hourly timescale may mimic price movements on a daily, monthly, or even yearly time frame. In his word, God has provided us the ultimate fractal for dividing scripture. This is called the Sabbath week.
In the beginning, God created the world out of nothing during the first six days and then rested on the seventh day. This daily time-span fractal corresponds to one thousand years for each day, since- “A day is like a thousand years in the eye of the Lord” (Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:8). The seventh day or Sabbath rest matches-up with the millennial year reign of the Messiah for one thousand years on earth, or the final thousand years of earth.
This final day is coming quickly, and it will start with Jesus’s (Yeshua’s) return on the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) in the near future. The focus ahead of this date is on repentance and syncing our hearts with the heart of God. The Feast of Trumpets provides believers an opportunity to prepare one’s heart for the Messiah’s return.
The phrase “no one knows the day or the hour” is often quoted as an admonishment for date-setting Christ’s return. I might provide more on this in another post. What is interesting, is that this term is also an idiom in the Hebrew vernacular for the Feast of Trumpets. This is because, no one knew exactly when the Feast of Trumpets was going to arrive. The priest would have to check the moon cycles and watch. Any sliver of a new moon would indicate that the holiday had commenced.
Due to many parallels in scripture, Jesus (Yeshua) will return to earth for the second coming on the Feast of Trumpets. He will then fulfill the fall feast dates as listed in Leviticus 23 in similar fashion to how he fulfilled the spring feast dates during his first coming.
In fact, a similar precedence was set approximately 2,000 years ago as Jesus came into the world and was born as mankind on the Feast of Trumpets. The timing can be found with the astronomical reference provided at the beginning of Revelation chapter 12. Revelation 12 states “A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” This chapter later describes the Child as a “male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron.” This is clearly describing the Messiah.
An astronomy calculator can be utilized to determine the exact birth of the Messiah within a few hours on September 12, 3 B.C. or the Feast of Trumpets (The Star of Bethlehem, The Start that Astonished the World, Ernest L. Martin). This timing also coincides nicely with the priestly cycles of Abijah, the timing of the shepherds tending their flocks, and Herod’s death. Also, there is an earlier precedence for a birth being indicated by an astronomical reference – Abraham’s birth is indicated in the Book of Jasher chapter 8 and is found to be February 21, 1953 BC according to astronomical calculations (http://theopenscroll.com/wadsworth_abraham.htm).
Wow! I was amazed when I discovered this several years ago. God definitely makes known the end from the beginning. The question is, are we in tune with his frequency? Are we aware of His appointed times? Are we aware of what he has done and what he will do? Are we willing to stand for truth in a world that sells falsehood as truth? Are we repenting of our sin and drawing near to Him through Prayer, Fasting, and communion with God in reading and obeying his Word? These are all things to ponder during the month of Ellul (a month of repentance before the return of Yeshua. I think it is prudent to heed the call of John the Baptist and make our paths straight before the return of the Lord.