Anatomy of the Jewish Feasts for 2020 to 2030
Daniel 9:22 “And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you SKILL TO UNDERSTAND.’”
The archangel Gabriel gave to Daniel the revelation that would help us unfold the events that are going to take place at the end of the age of God’s Grace. This decade, 2020 to 2030, I believe, will be the decade when man’s final destiny here on earth will come to its fulfillment.
The road map to this end-time event is given to us in Leviticus chapter twenty three where the seven Jewish feasts of the Lord are given to point us into how to enter into the Day of God’s Rest, also known as the Sabbath Day or the one thousand year reign of Jesus here on the earth.
The first three feasts: The Lord’s Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the offering of the First Fruits they were symbolic of what Jesus did when He died for our sins on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day. Important to know that their SYMBOLISM WAS COMPLETED. Jesus does not need to come again to die for our sins. The first three feasts have no symbolism associated with Jesus’ return to the earth in His second coming.
Hebrews 9:28 “So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. TO THOSE WHO EAGERLY WAIT FOR HIM He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.”
The first time that Jesus came was to save us from our sins. At His second coming He is coming to save us from God’s Wrath.
In between the first three feasts and the last three feasts God placed the Feast of Pentecost. The Feast of Pentecost connects the first coming of Jesus to the earth to His second coming in a unique way. The first three feasts take place on the first month of the Jewish lunar calendar, and the last three feasts take place on the seventh month of the Jewish lunar calendar.
The last of the first three feasts was First Fruits and it represented the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday—the day after the Sabbath—and introduced to the world the Age of God’s Grace when the Holy Spirit fell upon His church on Sunday the fiftieth day after He rose from the dead.
Leviticus 23:16 “Count FIFTY DAYS to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a NEW GRAIN OFFERING to the Lord.”
The new grain offering represented the beginning of the Age of God’s Grace upon the earth, with the offering being that three thousand souls were saved and were added to the church that day.
Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The Age of God’s Grace upon the earth began exactly on the FIFTIETH day from the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and there were about ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY names that were filled with the Holy Spirit on that day.
We do not know the exact year when this event happened, but we know that Jesus was thirty three and a half years of age when He died, and He was born probably around the year two BC. That would put the beginning of the Age of God’s Grace around the year thirty AD.
How does the Feast of Pentecost tie to the second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth?
The last three feasts are:
Rosh Hashana or blowing of the trumpets and is commemorated on the first day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar which begins with a new moon. The symbolism for Rosh Hashana is the blowing of the trumpets, warning to prepare for the end is coming soon.
The Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur begins on the tenth day of the seventh lunar month. The symbolism for the Day of Atonement is that the judgment of God has arrived.
The Feast of Tabernacles is on the fifteen day of the seventh lunar calendar month. The Feast of Tabernacles waits for the Day of the Lord’s Wrath to end—which is seven years period of time—then the Tabernacle age which is the thousand year’s reign of Christ on the earth begins.
2 Peter 3:9-10 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night…”
God gave Daniel the skill to understand and how to put together the pieces of this prophetic puzzle.
Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined FOR YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR HOLY CITY, To finish transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, and To anoint the Most Holy.”
Seventy weeks or seventy times seven ads up to 490 years. This countdown of 490 years began when the command to restore and build Jerusalem was given. Daniel is told in Daniel 9:26 that when they reach 483 years, Messiah would come and die for our sins.
We know that Messiah died for our sins around the year 30 AD. When Peter tells us that God is not slack concerning His promises, he is referring to Daniels’ end-time prophecy.
You see, God paused Judgment Day when Jesus died and rose from the dead seven years short of the final fulfillment of the seventy weeks completion, why? So that His Gospel of mercy and forgiveness could be preached to the entire world before the final Day of Judgment! God is trying to save as many people as He can before the final judgment.
But Peter tells us that the day of the Lord—God’s final judgment day—will come as a thief in the night upon THOSE WHO ARE NOT EAGERLY WAITING FOR HIM to appear a second time, apart from sin. Those who are eagerly waiting for Jesus to appear are not just looking for forgiveness but they are looking for redemption as well.
Jesus came the first time to save us from our sinful nature: He came to finish TRANSGRESSION, to make an end of SINS, and to make reconciliation for INIQUITY. All these things we receive by faith and are available to all who confess Jesus as Savior and Lord and become born again believers.
Psalm 32:1-2 “Blessed is he whose TRANSGRESSION is forgiven, whose SIN is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute INIQUITY.”
When He comes the second time He is coming to rescue us from this world of sin and perversity while He judges the inhabitants of this world: seeing that He is coming to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. It is going to take seven years to complete the cleansing of this earth while we wait in the clouds with Jesus.
The Feast of Trumpets will usher in signs and wonders to warn us to get ready to be taken out before God’s final seven years judgment begins. During the seven years Day of Atonement, God cleanses the earth and He rids it of sin and sinners. This will lead as to the Feast of Tabernacles which symbolizes the beginning and the completion of the one thousand years reign of Christ on the renewed earth.
The church of Jesus Christ was empowered to proclaim the Gospel when the fiftieth day, the day of Jubilee had fully come. How long was the grace of God to be proclaimed by His church? One hundred and twenty is the symbolic number for the duration of God’s grace. Since God gave the world 120 years of grace before He destroyed the world of old in the days of Noah.
Why were there 120 names filled with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost? They represent all who are saved under the duration of the age of God’s grace which is two thousand years upon the earth. How does that connect to the latter feasts? The church began on the fiftieth day and it will end on the one hundred and twentieth day with the start of the Day of Atonement.
Revelation 3:4-5 “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defile their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will NOT blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”
I believe that there will be 120 literal days between the last Feast of Pentecost and the Day of Atonement when the final judgment begins. If you look at the Jewish calendar for the Feasts for this 2020 to 2030 decade you will find that the days between Pentecost and Atonement varies between 117 days to 124 days.
When I talk about the Day of Pentecost I am not referring to our regular calendar that very often does not match the dates on the Hebrew calendar feasts. I am following the Hebrew calendar that has the Feast of First Fruits take place on the day after the Sabbath of the Passover week.
I believe that the rapture of the church will take place right before the literal Day of Atonement begins. I also believe that the Day of Atonement will fall on a Sabbath or Saturday. On 2024 the Day of Atonement falls on a Saturday. I also believe that there will be exactly 120 days from Pentecost to the Day of God’s final judgment on the year that His wrath begins on the earth.
Even if the number of days match perfectly or fail to match between them, we cannot set dates because of the many variables in prophecy. For example, the Feast of Trumpets begins on the new moon, for it is the first day of the Jewish month, if the moon fails to give its light, which is one of the signs associated with the Feast of Trumpets, then it does not matter if in any given cycle you do not have the exact 120 days necessary to connect Pentecost to the Day of atonement. God simply does not allow the moon to shine and the new lunar month to start until it lines up with His heavenly calendar of dates and Sabbaths.
Acts 2:20 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light…”
The ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement are going to be days of wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath. You better know you are saved before they arrive, for the rapture will follow immediately after the ten days are concluded.
Matthew 24:13-14 “But he who endures till the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom (age) will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then THE END WILL COME.”
God punished Israel for FORTY YEARS when they lacked faith to enter into the Promised Land under Moses’ leadership, which serves as a type for their future punishment. National Israel failed to accept Jesus as their Messiah when He first came, for their rebellion God has punished Israel for FORTY JUBILEES: 40X50=2000 years. Instead of Israel entering into their day of rest they were driven out of their land, and for 2000 thousand years they were disinherited from the land while God proclaimed His Gospel to all the nations through His church.
Israel had to be restored as a nation before the Lord can end the Age of Grace and remove His church to complete the seven years left for Israel in Daniel’s prophecy. Then God can bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up vision and prophecy and anoint the Most Holy, that is, usher in His thousand years reign.
Jesus told us that the generation that witnessed the rebirth of Israel would not pass away until all these things that we are writing about would be fulfilled. When did the last generation begin? We could say that it was with the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948, but remember what Gabriel told Daniel: FOR YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR HOLY CITY. That final generation began when Jerusalem was taken by Israel in the Six Day War in 1967. The two go together as one.
In Psalm 90:10 Moses tells us that the length of a generation is seventy years long and eighty if by reason of strength. Look what Jesus tells the Philadelphia church that will be raptured.
Revelation 3:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; FOR YOU HAVE LITTLE STRENGTH, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”
In the very verse that Jesus tells us the requirements to go up in the rapture: which are, KEEPING HIS WORD, that is, believing that all sixty six books of the Bible were inspired by God’s Holy Spirit; and have NOT DENIED HIS NAME, that is His deity. For if Jesus is the biological son of Joseph then we are all still in our sins. In this critical portion of Scripture He includes the words little strength. A clue to the seventy years duration of the last generation here on the earth before He returns to set up His Kingdom.
If the last generation is seventy years long and all these things that we have been reading tell us that they must conclude before this generation is up, where does that leave us? Well, if the last generation began on 1967 it must conclude before 2037: 1967 + 70 = 2037.
2 Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, do not forget THIS ONE THING, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
Israel is destined to take eternal possession of their Promised Land at the completion of their allotted punishment of forty jubilees: 40 X 50 jubilees which equals two thousand years, and if their punishment began on the Day of Pentecost 30 AD, then they must take final possession of the promise land by the year 2030 AD if 30 AD was the day that Jesus rose from the dead.
That is how important this 2020 to 2030 decade is. If we are understanding prophecy correctly we are right in the thick of things. Things will happen in the church and in the world in the next couple of years that we could not have predicted, but wait, those things are happening right now. I first wrote about this decade of destiny on December 27, 2019. Little did I know the magnitude of what was coming and as of this writing we are only in the end of July 2020.
Hosea 6:1-3 “Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. AFTER TWO DAYS He will revive us; on the THIRD DAY He will raise us up, that we MAY LIVE IN HIS SIGHT. Let us know, LET US PURSUE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.”
Numbers 10:2-4 “Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; YOU SHALL USE THEM (emphasis mine) for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps. When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. But if they blow only one, then the leaders, the heads of the division of Israel, shall gather to you.”
I wrote about the meaning of the two silver trumpets back in 2008, as having to do with two comets appearing in the sky before the end of the age of Grace. A comet in the sky resembles a silver trumpet of the kind used during Moses’ day.
If the analogy is correct, the presence of one comet would be a sign for the leaders of Israel to prepare themselves to appear before the tabernacle of meeting. The presence of two comets would be a call for all of Israel to gather together and be ready to meet their Lord.
I believe the two comets represent the Two Witnesses, who will come down from heaven during the rapture to get Israel ready for the Day of Atonement. It is interesting that this 2020 decade is starting with one comet that will be visible to the naked eye in Israel during the latter feasts.
Matthew 24:30-31 “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a TRUMPET, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
ARE YOU READY FOR THE RAPTURE?!!!
Acts 2:21 “And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Today is the day of salvation, do not miss the Lord’s return.