Okay, my friends...so here is my disclaimer...I do not take these things too "seriously" and I don't want anyone else here to either!!! However, I do like "cool numbers" when they fit together well and so I am posting these for any others that may like the same, or who have interest in the significance of Jewish Feasts, Signs in the Heavens, "generations" in the bible
, etc. If there is ANY truth here you will have to use the Spirit and your own discernment
. I could do a "cool number" thread for other years as well 2000, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2033, etc. So this is very much FWIW!!! But cool dates/numbers none-the-less...
There are seven Jewish Feast days in any year
...on three of those days all the Jews once HAD to travel to Jerusalem, these are God's 3 Mandatory Pilgrimage Feasts/Festivals.
The Latter-Day Saints celebrate two of them each year with our own "pilgrimage."
- April Conference (All Priesthood/Saints "Gather" to Zion)
- Gathering of Jews?
- Represents and Celebrates the Harvest of Barley
- (Significance unknown related to gathering...could be already fulfilled or yet to be fulfilled by a gathering or return of Jesus Christ?)
- Gathering of Gentiles?
- Represents and Celebrates the Harvest of Wheat
- October Conference (All Priesthood/Saints "Gather" to Zion)
- Final Gathering Righteous of The World?
- Represents and Celebrates the Last harvest or the Harvest of the Grapes
More on the Pentecost...
An old covenant (Moses) and a new covenant (Holy Ghost) came about on Pentecost
Israel was made a nation on Pentecost 1948
The Holy Ghost was received by the Saints on Pentecost after His death
What the significance beyond that I do not know, but feel their may still be significance to a gathering in our day.
This is interesting...there are similarities in the timing/dates of the already Fulfilled Feast Days in the First Coming (these Feast days were fulfilled when Jesus was chosen, killed, resurrected, etc. and the Unfulfilled Feast Days of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (the days when additional historic happenings will occur....these dates are in the fall). One Hebrew scholar calls these feast days His "divine appointments with us."
The Spring (Nisan
) Feasts Were Fulfilled in Christ
Moses begins Calendar
Lamb Inspected and Chosen (Jesus Rode Into Jerusalem at same time as the Sacrificial Lamb was Chosen
Passover (Our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ's Death
15 Unleavened Bread
16 Unleavened Bread
17 Unleavened Bread
18 Feast of First Fruits (Jesus' Resurrection
19 Unleavened Bread
20 Unleavened Bread
Also Fulfilled...50 Days from Passover Shavuot/Pentecost
(Saints Received the New Covenant
/Holy Ghost on this day, anciently it was celebrated as a Jewish gathering Feast Day)
Compare these already fulfilled dates to the pattern of the Fall Hebrew Feast Days
The Festivals (Tishri) will be fulfilled in His Second Return to Earth
(not I believe the appearance when He will come in glory to cleanse the Earth...but that is just my opinion)
Feast of Trumpets (Matthew 24:40?)
Yom Kuppur (Day of Atonement) Perhaps this will be the day when he steps on Mt. of Olives
Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles
16 Feast of Tabernacles
17 Feast of Tabernacles
18 Feast of Tabernacles
19 Feast of Tabernacles
20 Feast of Tabernacles
Feast of Tabernacles
Note: According to Zechariah in the messianic era Sukkot will become a universal festival and all nations will make pilgrimages annually to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast there. Something very special will happen on that day...what will it be???
***Man's Days on Earth***
More "interesting dates" from my studies...
120 Jubilee Years (Man's days)
Genesis 6:3 Mankind's days shall be 120 years
(jubilee years) So 6000 of our years?
Adam (40 jubilees) to Abraham (40 jubilees) to Jesus (40 jubilees) to
Christ's return to AOA when keys are given back or ???
32Now learn a parable of the fig tree
; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves
, ye know that summer is nigh:
33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
So Hebrew Scholars say that Israel is often likened to a fig tree and so there has been great wondering as to the generation after Israel was created (put forth its leaves.) So...
1947-48 + 1 generation
(70 years for our day) = 2017-2018
(a "generation" could be 70 years as found in Psalm 90:10)
A jubilee is 49-50 years
1968 + 1 jubilee
(50 years) = 2017-2018
(When Israel captured Jerusalem) is a possible Jubilee Year. When you add another jubilee (50 years) it would be around 2017-2018 for the next jubilee year
Some believe there may be significance to 2017-2018 Tabernacles - Adam-Ondi-Ahman?, Beginning of Rule of Christ in Jerusalem? building of 3rd Temple? or ???
***Signs in the Heavens***
According to some Hebrew scholars, Solar Eclipses are signs to the Gentiles and Lunar Eclipses are signs to the Jews.
"Signs in the Heavens" occurred in 1949-50 when the Jews became a nation...they had a "Tetrad of Blood Moons" 1949-50
(1949 was the year Jewish elected officials actually started to rule over Jerusalem.) These "blood moons" ALL occurred on (within a day) of JEWISH FEAST DAYS
More "Signs in the Heavens" occured in 1968 when there was ANOTHER "Tetrad of Blood Moons" which ALL (within a day) occurred on the JEWISH FEAST DAYS
this coincided with the time that Jerusalem was made part of Israel around 1967-68.
FUTURE tetrads from my studies...as the first two happened when Israel became a nation and when Jerusalem was incorporated into Israel respectively...will these next "signs in the heavens" be at the end of another war resulting in new freedoms for Israel?
2014-2015 Tetrad of Blood Moons
Passover April 15, 2014
Sukkot October 8, 2014
Passover 3, April 4, 2015
Sukkot September 28, 2015
Also...2016-2017 Signs in the sky in September
In the past three years
there have been significant "signs in the heavens" which some Jewish scholars say are historically "Warnings to the Gentiles (Solar Eclipses)." The wierd thing about this is that these rare total solar eclipses all landed each year on the SAME DAY on the Hebrew Calendar!...the 1st day of the month of Av in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
So are we being warned about something that will begin in 2011 or soon?...in the Jewish customs the 1st of AV falls in the middle of their time of "mourning" because of the destruction of their temples which occurred on the 9th of AV, etc.
Tisha B'Av - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There was a rumor (very much FWIW) that 1997 was the possible beginning of the 1/2 hour of silence + 21 years (half hour in God's years) = 2017-2018
That was interesting to me because there were some other lunar eclipse days in 1997-98 that coincided on (within 24 hours either way) to Jewish Feast Days...but had no significance as far as I could tell. Again rumor!!!...FWIW
Armageddon War and Mission of the 2 Witnesses I believe will happen simultaneously perhaps with Saints or Jews? being in the wilderness (this could already have been fulfilled)
Revelation 12 - When the women (Church) is taken to the wilderness for safety while the Dragon torments the remaining Righteous on the Earth
Again, these are only dates of "interest" and nothing more...if you want to debate...please don't! as I am not saying that these numbers are "true." Like I said, I could show "pretty numbers" for several other dates as well...
What is the take away from this thread?
That the Jewish Feast days have meaning...at least for the Jews and the last three Fall dates will have significance in the future related to Christ's Return to Earth.
There have been significant "signs in the heavens" coinciding around major Feast Days and there will be more in the future...the last tetrad being 2014-2015...
The last 2000 years of "man's days" have to end sometime within the next 25 years...IMHO after "man's days" we will be into the millennium...
There may be
significance to 2017-2018 but what that might be would be pure speculation!!!...although it couldn't be Christ's third appearance in Glory as much has to happen before then. (Many in the Evangelical Churches see 2014-2015 as being significant for their "rapture".)
Notes: The Jewish Years do not start in January...so 2017-2018 includes one Jewish Year. Most of these dates are give or take a day or two or a year or two...or ...
There are many articles talking about these "signs in the heavens" I have verified them myself on the Jewish calendar/NASA Eclipse sites
The Feasts and the Years 2014 & 2015