Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Why Israel became a nation in 1948.

Abraham was born 1948 years after Adam,

Jesus, "the last Adam", was born 1948 years after Abraham.

Israel was born as a nation in 1948 AD.

Is this a coincidence?

Reference
http://www.bible-codes.org/Letters-israel-1948_mirror.htm

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573 BC (Nisan 10) + 1260 years + 1260 years = 1948 AD Pentecost

Israel became a nation on Sivan 5th on the 360 calendar, but which was May 14 evening to May 15 evening in 1948.

Israel became a nation at midnight May 14th ending, in 1948, upon the termination of the British mandate.

Note: It can be shown that even the Jewish calendar of Iyar 6 could have been Sivan 6th {i.e., Pentecost} that year since the month began very late that year. Sivan 5th is Pentecost on the 360 calendar while Sivan 6th is Pentecost on the regular Jewish calendar. This is because the month of Iyar only has 29 days in it on the regular Jewish calendar, whereas the 360 calendar always has 30 days.

Ezekiel 40:1 (ASV) In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day, the hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he brought me thither. ( Nisan 10, 573 BC.)

Ezekiel 40:3 And he brought me thither; and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

From the date when Ezekiel measured the visionary temple in Ezekiel 40 until 1948 when Israel became a nation are 1260 years plus 1260 years.

Question. Why did Israel become a nation on Pentecost?

Answer. Israel became a nation on Pentecost to fulfill the prophecies suggested in Ezekiel 36-37. (Also see Ezekiel 16.) Ezekiel refers to "an everlasting covenant," and both the old and new covenants came about on Pentecost, (1446 BC and AD 30).

Ezekiel 36:24-28 ...And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and keep mine ordinances, and ye shall do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Ezekiel 37:26-27 And I will make a covenant of peace with them: it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for ever. And my tabernacle shall be over them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Also see Ezekiel 34:25.)

Therefore we conclude that it is highly significant that Israel became a nation on Pentecost, the anniversary of both the old and new covenants, since these covenants are the theme of the previous chapters that flows into the text of Ezekiel 40 where Ezekiel measures the city and temple; and as said, from Ezekiel 40 unto Pentecost 1948 are exactly 1260 years times-two. (See also Ezekiel 44:7.) The measuring of the temple and the city in Ezekiel 40 are graciously revealed by God as both a fulfillment of the promises made by Him in the first covenant (on Pentecost 1446 BC) and by virtue of the coming results of the new covenant (also inaugurated on Pentecost AD 30). This is true also of Pentecost 1948, when Israel became a nation. God fulfilled his covenant to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (ratified at Sinai) by restoring Israel as a nation in 1948, however He showed this mercy on the basis of the New Covenant in that He only made the original promises to Abraham in the first covenant on the basis that God foreknew that there would indeed be another covenant built upon better promises. Thus it is very significant that Israel became a nation on Pentecost, the anniversary of both the old and new covenants, since these covenants are the theme of the previous chapters that flows into the text of Ezekiel 40 where Ezekiel measures the city and temple.


Question. Why did Israel become a nation on Pentecost on the 360 calendar rather than the Jewish calendar?

Answer. Firstly, I have already explained that both calendars can be Pentecost on May 15, 1948 anyway. However, 1260 years times-two represents the same in days as per the prophecies of Daniel 9, Daniel 12, and Rev. 12-13. The time span of 1260-times-two days equal a seven-year period on the 360 calendar, (i.e., 360 days times 7 {years} = 1260-times-two). Thus, to use the 360 calendar rather than the regular Jewish calendar is consistent with itself. For we have 'seven years' of years (as derived from the 360 calendar) from Ezekiel 40 unto 1948, 'Pentecost,' (which is also derived from the 360 calendar). The 360 calendar is consistently used.


Revelation 11:1-3 I was then given a stick that looked like a measuring-rod, and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count those who are worshiping in the temple. But do not measure the outer courts, because they have been given to the heathen, who will trample on the Holy City for forty-two months. I will send my two witnesses dressed in sackcloth, and they will proclaim God's message during those 1260 days." ("42 months" is 1260 days on 360 calendar; i.e., 42 x 30 days-in-a-month equals 1260 days, which is half-a-seven year period of 1260-times-two days.)

Revelation 12:4-6 With his tail he dragged a third of the stars out of the sky and threw them down to the earth. He stood in front of the woman, in order to eat her child as soon as it was born. Then she gave birth to a son, who will rule over all nations with an iron rod. But the child was snatched away and taken to God and his throne. The woman fled to the desert, to a place God had prepared for her, where she will be taken care of for 1260 days.




Question: Why is there not an exact 1260 plus 1260 years between the prophecy of Ezekiel 40 to when Israel becoming a nation to the very day? Why instead is the period from 573 BC Nisan 10 unto 1948 Pentecost? Should not Israel have become a nation on Nisan 10 as well to make an exact 1260 plus 1260 years?


Answer. Firstly, we have already seen that the old and new covenants that were both given on Pentecost are major themes in relation to Ezekiel 40. This would be reason enough that Israel was born-again as a nation on Pentecost. For Israel became a nation in keeping with those covenants. However, there is another reason why Pentecost is so important and how it connects to Nisan 10th.

Ezekiel received his vision Nisan 10th, 573 BC and importantly, "Nisan 10th" is the anniversary of when Israel entered the Promised land. And thus 1260 years times-two later Israel once again enter the Promised land (in 1948)! (Nisan 10 comes 55 days before Pentecost on the Jewish and 360 calendars.)

Joshua 4:19 The people crossed the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month and camped at Gilgal, east of Jericho.

Ezekiel 40:1 (ASV) In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day, the hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he brought me thither.


As said, Ezekiel received his vision Nisan 10th, 573 BC, and "Nisan 10th" is the anniversary of when Israel entered the Promised land. However, it was on Pentecost that God intended that Israel should enter the Promised land. God intended that Israel enter the Promised land about 40 years before they actually did. (God intended that Israel enter the Promised land one year after the covenant at Sinai, 1446-1445 BC, {Deut. 1:2})

Vision of new Jerusalem and temple revealed to Ezekiel in 573 BC, Nisan 10, (the anniversary on when Israel entered the Promised Land in 1406 BC); and 573 BC plus 1260 years times-two later the Promised land reverts back to Israel in 1948 as promised in Ezekiel 36-39!

And moreover, this happened on Pentecost (1948), the anniversary on when God intended that Israel enter the Promised Land in 1445 BC! Moreover, since God poured His Holy Spirit out on Pentecost AD 30, hence, Jesus brought a people, the "Church", into their 'promised-land' rest that day also. The Church was 'born', just as natural Israel was born again as a nation in 1948. Both entered a "Promised Land" on Pentecost.

Thus, there is an exact 1260 times-two years between the measuring of the temple in Ezekiel 40 on Nisan 10th, unto when Israel became a nation in 1948 on Pentecost in the sense that both Nisan 10th and Pentecost symbolize basically the same thing.

Question. What is significant about the time frame of "1260 plus 1260" days (or years) in relation to Ezekiel 40 or in relation to Israel becoming a nation?

Answer. There are a number of reasons why 1260 is significant: for this is the very time frame used in the bible to symbolize all that has been said so far as to what Nisan 10 and Pentecost represent! This is the time frame that matches the prophecy.

Firstly, the prophecy of the "1260 days" found in Revelation 11 directly ties into Ezekiel 40. Most any commentary on the bible will point this out. The one prophecy is adapted from the other. In both cases there is the measuring of the temple with a rod while in a vision. Thus, to have this very time frame of '1260-times-two' years between the measuring of the temple by Ezekiel unto when Israel again became a nation is most amazing! This is the time frame given in Revelation that concerns this prophecy in Ezekiel!

Revelation 11:1-3 I was then given a stick that looked like a measuring-rod, and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count those who are worshiping in the temple. But do not measure the outer courts, because they have been given to the heathen, who will trample on the Holy City for forty-two months. I will send my two witnesses dressed in sackcloth, and they will proclaim God's message during those 1260 days." ("42 months" is 1260 days on 360 calendar; i.e., 42 x 30 days-in-a-month equals 1260 days, which is half-a-seven year period of 1260-times-two days.)



More information along with questions and answers at the references below.

Reference
http://www.1260-1290-days-bible-prophecy.org/bible_prophecy-Israel-nation-1260-years-2x.htm#Note
http://www.1260-1290-days-bible-prophecy.org/bible_prophecy-Israel-nation-1260-years-x2-b-details.htm

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