Of Jubilees, Calendars and Returning Kings

Of Jubilees, Calendars and Returning Kings

A new book by Jonathan Cahn features
stunning revelations
regarding the mysteries of the Jubilee cycle.
One more reason to marvel at God’s prophetic work in our day!

Warning: Exciting new information ahead!!

If you’ve followed this blog in the past, you know I’m somewhat obsessed with the Hebrew calendar and the Feasts of the Lord. As with all things in God’s word, once you dig in to study it unfolds to you in marvelous ways. I’ve found that God’s calendar–the calendar He lays out in scripture–reveals fascinating keys to how He moves prophetically. And I’m most fascinated by the way it proves without a shadow of a doubt that there are no “coincidences.” Only God-incidences!

One aspect of the Hebrew calendar which prophecy watchers muse about is the Jubilee. It’s clearly important prophetically.

“You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee…” (Lev 25:10-11).

This “Year of Release” looks like a type of the Rapture, doesn’t it? Suddenly set free from bondage to fear of death (Heb 2:15)–or to actual death! (1 Thes 4:16-17) To go to our real home (2 Cor 5:8), the place our heavenly Bridegroom has prepared for us (John 14:2). Joining our Lord, the “firstborn of many brethren” (Rom 8:29).

The thing is, while we think the Jubilee is prophetically important, we don’t know when it is. With all the going in and out of captivity and the Diaspora, the Jewish people haven’t been able to track the years well. At this point, no one but the Lord knows with certainty when the Biblical Jubilee year falls.


An Old Word Concerning the Ancient Jubilee Calendar

BUT!! There has been some evidence that the Biblical Jubilee Year takes place on our calendar in the years ??17 and ??67. I’ve written before about the prophecies of Judah Ben Samuel. This revered German rabbi is quoted as having prophesied that the Ottoman empire:

…will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.

– Judah Ben Samuel, 1217

In Ben Samuel’s day these events were 300 years in the future. Even so, he was correct that the Ottomans did in fact control Jerusalem from 1517 through 1917. Four hundred years, eight Jubilees.

After WWI, Jerusalem was included in the British Mandate, ultimately becoming a “special international zone.” “No man’s land” would be an accurate description of that period. Fifty years—one Jubilee—later, in 1967, Jerusalem came back into Jewish possession, precisely as Judah Ben Samuel predicted 750 years earlier.

So what’s next, according to Ben Samuel? “The beginning of the Messianic end time.” Now we don’t need a medieval rabbinical mystic to tell us that when Israel returns to the land, Messiah is “near–right at the door” (Mark 13:29). The Bible tells us that.

At the Door Matthew 24:33

Unfortunately, there is some question as to the authenticity of Judah Ben Samuel’s prophecy. But the dates (1517, 1917, 1967) are a matter of history.


A Brand-New Word Concerning the Ancient Jubilee Calendar

Enter a new book by Jonathan Cahn, The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled.*

Jonathan Cahn: The Oracle Jubilee Mysteries Unveiled

I’m going to summarize a tiny bit of Rabbi Cahn’s information here, but trust me, it’s the tip of the iceberg. I highly recommend reading the book. For a prophetic calendar nerd like myself, it’s pure gold. Okay, maybe I’m a little alone in that obsession. But even so, I promise you will be amazed at all the God-incidences Rabbi Cahn points out.

Cahn puts a lot more meat around the assertion that the Jubilee falls on ??17 / ??67.

The Jubilee year is about restoring ancestral lands to their original owner. When did Israel lose its God-decreed homeland? We probably all know the date 70 A.D., when Titus besieged Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple. But that process began in 67 A.D., when Titus’ father Vespasian first landed at Ptolemais (Akko) and joined with his son’s forces to invade Galilee.

So in 67 A.D., the process of “removing the Jewish people from the land and the land of Israel from the people” kicked off. Cahn postulates that the Jubilee cycle has proceeded in fifty-year cycles from that removal event.

Looking at the past couple of centuries, what do we find?

1867: Several events of prophetic significance took place in this year.

  • The Ottoman Empire enacted a new Land Code that allowed foreigners (including Jews) to purchase land. This enabled the rise of Zionism–Jews were now able to purchase land and settle in Israel.
  • Two foreigners, an American and an Englishman, arrived in Israel. They took the same lodging in Jerusalem and lived under the same roof for several days. The American was famous author Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens. His remarks on the state of the Holy Land were reported around the Western world. Rabbi Cahn clearly establishes that Clemens’ visit was a direct fulfillment of  Deut 29:22-23.

…the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of the land and the diseases with which the Lord has afflicted it, will say, “All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah.” (Deut 29:2-23)

Here is what Clemens, who was a Bible skeptic by the way, actually wrote:

Rags, wretchedness, poverty and dirt…. Lepers cripples, the blind… miles of desolate country… All its land is…a burning waste. It is a scorching, arid, repulsive solitude.

Interestingly, on the shabbat when Clemens was resident in Israel, guess which Torah portion was read in synagogues around the world? Deuteronomy 29! So the Jewish people read that passage on the very day the skeptic Clemens fulfilled it!

Cahn also points out some interesting “coincidences” regarding Clemens’ name. Samuel means “God has heard,” while Clemens means “mercy.”

  • The Englishman was Charles Warren, a Christian believer and a Royal Engineer. He was sent by the British on a mission to survey and map out Jerusalem, which he had to do somewhat surreptitiously. It was Warren who discovered the ancient City of David, the Jerusalem of the Bible, which wasn’t where everyone assumed it was. It had been lying undiscovered for almost two millenia under the dust just outside the iconic Ottoman parapets.

That which is lost… must be found…. This was the beginning of the restoration of Jerusalem to the Jewish people. – Jonathan Cahn, The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled

Jerusalem in 1916

Jerusalem in the last days of Ottoman rule

1917: Now we’re on more familiar turf!

  • June 5: The British War Cabinet appointed Christian and avid Bible student General Edmund Allenby to command the British-led forces in the Middle East.
  • October 31: Allenby achieved his first major victory by capturing Beersheba. On the same day, the British War Cabinet approved the Balfour declaration.

Beersheba is about Abraham losing his property and then having it returned to him…. Beersheba is also the first place in the Promised Land to which Abraham laid claim, the first possession, the first loss,… the first restoration….

As for the Sabbath that sealed the week Beersheba was regained [by Allenby], there was an appointed scripture…. It was:

“Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because the two of them swore an oath there.”

– Jonathan Cahn, The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled

In other words, the very week Allenby captured Beersheba from the Ottomans, the Torah portion read in synagogues around the world was the story of the restoration of Abraham’s land at Beersheba.

  • December 9: On the first evening of Hanukkah, Allenby marched into Jerusalem, even as Jewish people around the world lit candles to celebrate Jerusalem’s restoration under the Maccabees.

Jubilee 1917: Allenby Enters Jerusalem

1917: Allenby takes Jerusalem. What a thrill that must have been
for a Christ-lover
and a lover of God’s word!

1967:

  • June 5: Israel began the Six-Day War, which ended with the recapture of Jerusalem.

Jubilee 1967: Paratroopers Take the Western Slope of Mount Scopus

1967: Paratroopers take “Ammunition Hill” in East Jerusalem

2017:

  • June 5: The U.S. Senate passed a resolution recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and directing the President to establish a Jerusalem embassy.
  • December 6: President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

…the first time in modern history that any world leader or nation had ever recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, or even as belonging to Israel. And it was the first time any major power had recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel since ancient times.

– Jonathan Cahn, The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled

Notice that June 5 plays in three of these Jubilee events! They happened at exactly fifty-year intervals.

Rabbi Cahn also has a great deal more to say about President Trump, and the many astonishing parallels to the Biblical ruler Cyrus.

So…

1867: Jews can purchase property in Israel again.

1917: Jerusalem falls to Britain.

1967: Jerusalem belongs (at last) to Israel.

2017: A (the?) leading power among the nations acknowledges Israel’s claim to Jerusalem.

Hmm. 🙂


Why Should We Care About the Jubilee Cycle?

Because of what comes next. Here’s how Rabbi Cahn puts it:

He [Messiah] left the land, so then did the Jewish people. But in the reverse the Jewish people return to the land that He might likewise return. The King must be restored to the kingdom, and the kingdom to the King… the mystery of the age.

Thus at the very end of the Bible it is written, “The kingdoms of the world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah…” It’s the final transference of ownership. And “the Lord shall reign over all the earth.”

– Jonathan Cahn, The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled

Note that the chief thing that still remains to be restored to the Jewish people is the Temple. And we know what a central role that restoration is expected to play in end-time events.

“What was lost must be found,” my friends. We have entered the last Jubilee.
The Jubilee of Messiah.

As if that’s not enough reason to be excited, here’s one more thing–small compared to that!

Two years ago, we saw the Revelation 12 Sign (Rev 21:1-2) bejewel the heavens in late September, appearing around the Feast of Trumpets.

Jubilee 2017: Revelation 12 Sign 9/23/17

The Revelation 12 Sign
as of 9/23/17

Roman Woman on Childbirth Couch

Roman woman on a birthing couch.
Could the Rev 12 Sign
have been
designed to convey this
precise image?

I was a big believer. My husband, Michael, and I spent months telling people about that sign. Here’s what I posted after it came and went:

Bottom line, as far as the Sign goes… I was never in the “this-means-the-Rapture-now” camp on the sign. And I’m not ready to join the scoffers camp about it now. I’m convinced the Lord tee’d the Sign up at Creation, for our generation. I’m still confident it means something significant—and in His time, the Lord will reveal what that is. It seemed like it would be pretty wonderful if He’d take us last weekend. It would have made a lot of things add up. But since that didn’t happen, we can be confident He has an even more wonderful plan.

Michael had a good analogy. When you’re screaming down the freeway, a sign is there to tell you in advance what’s about to happen. E.g., “Last Exit Before the Cliff.”

I now feel I can tell you what the Revelation 12 Sign was there to say.

The Jubilee year is announced with a shofar blast at the end of Yom Kippur, in the middle of the Fall Feasts. So when the Revelation 12 Sign showed up in the heavens days before Yom Kippur in September 2017, I believe it was there to signal the close of the Jubilee of the Return to the Land.

And to kick off the Jubilee of the Return of the King!!

Which actually isn’t too different from what I guessed two years ago: “My personal belief is that it’s another warning we’ve reached the end of the time period the Bible calls the ‘age of the Gentiles.’ Micah 5:3-5 speaks to this, as explained very well here.”

Therefore He [the Lord] will give them up [the tribes] until the time
When she who is in labor has borne a child.
Then the remainder of His brethren
Will return to the sons of Israel. (Micah 5:3-5)

The woman has finished laboring, and we’re entering the era when our Lord will gather all His brethren to the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:1-2).

Anyway… whether you believe the Revelation 12 Sign was a real thing or not, we live in amazing days!

If you’ve hung with me this far, through all these facts and dates, you’re probably on the same page I am–excited about the Lord’s prophetic work in our day, and looking to His soon return! Maranatha! 

I don’t claim any special prophetic gift, but now and then the Lord speaks to me in a particularly pointed way. In 2017, I fasted and prayed through most of Yom Kippur. That night I had a vivid dream. I’ll spare you the details, but the dream ended with a poignant image of a door irrevocably closing—and me playing the part of the foolish virgin, trapped on the wrong side (Matt 25:1-13). Knowing I’d blown it because I wasn’t ready and there was no way I could make it right.

Trust me, I wouldn’t wish that feeling on anyone. Can you picture how happy I was to wake up? I felt like Scrooge after the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come! When he woke up and realized the dream had passed and redemption was still an option.

Are you ready for your Bridegroom?
Are your bridal garments washed clean in the blood of the Lamb? 

Brothers and sisters, time is short. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of that door!

Five Minutes to Midnight

If you’ve never opened God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus (Rom 3:23, 6:23), please please please be persuaded to do it now! It’s simple. Just tell God from your heart that you admit you’re a sinner that needs a Savior (“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Rom 3:23) that you’re done running your own life, and that you’re ready to make Jesus Lord of your life.

If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” (Rom 10:9-11)

The decision that saves you is that simple!

Simple… But no one said living it out will be easy. Especially now.

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for all the new info you share here Linda!

  2. Robina Fredericks says:

    Thank you for the insight

  3. Giea says:

    Welcome back from your long hiatus and congratulations on being recognized for your hard work. I’m very interested in eschatology and am dumbfounded by the pinpoint accuracy we can ascribe to God’s Word. It truly seems impossible that those of us who believe themselves living in the final generation could be wrong. My family, sadly, are among those who say the world has always gone along as it it now does, and will continue to do so after we are gone. I pray for His word to go forth in unprecedented numbers and that hard hearts will be opened and blind eyes will see. God bless you. May He enlarge your territory.

    • Hi, Giea! I’m sorry it took a few days for me to see your comment. THANK YOU for the kind word. My husband and I are in the same boat :(. What seems unutterably clear to us is hidden from many of our closest family members. I join you in your powerful prayer. <3

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