Gods Principles of Time for Predictive Prophecy

This page is my understanding of the rules that God applies to His word regarding the subject of time and how God uses the sun and moon as the two distinct time-keeping objects for all prophecy that is predective in natuure. Genesis 1:14 -16 gives us the first indicator of how these two created objects would function for the purposes of God. The two objects, the sun and moon were created to divide the day from the night and they are to be for signs, for seasons (appointed Feast), and for days and years. It is very unfortunate that most current day teachers have failed to use the natural movement of the celestial bodies but have jumped on the erroneous bandwagon that believes God uses a 360 day year for Bible prophecy, (see the 360 day calendar deception). The natural movement of the earth relative to the sun and moon tells us that God uses the exact average length of the solar year just as God also uses the exact average length of the Luna year. I don't know how they are able but modern day astronomers are able to figure the precise movement of both the sun and moon for years future and past. For the sun the average year length carried out to four decimal places is 365.2422 days per/solar year. For the moon the figure carried out to four decimal places is 354.3670 average days per/Luna Year. These are the two figures that will be used to show the absolute precision of predictive prophecy when correctly understood and interpreted.

One of the first places where we see time being displayed is in the ages of the ancient patriachs. Methuselah was the oldest patriach and he lived to be 969 years of age. The thinking man/woman should wonder; are these solar or Luna years? These are indeed solar years and I say this because we are told in Genesis 2:17 how God told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because in the day that he shall eat of it then he would surely die. Other scriptures also tell us that one prophetic day is equal to 1,000 years of time. The six days of the creation account represent mans tenure upon this earth before he would enter into Gods' rest on day seven. Currently we are near the end of six thousand years of mankinds history upon this earth before we enter into a 1,000 year reign of peace upon earth. When we look at the age of Methuselah we can know these were solar years because 969 solar years is the maximun age anyone could reach without God violating His own word. I say this because in the course of 969 solar years there are exactly (969 x 365.2422) = 353,919.6918 days. Lets say Methuselah lived to be 970.5 years of age. Then his total number of days would be (970.5 x 365.2422) = 354,467.5551 days. Therefore if Methuselah had lived 970 plus years then he would have lived longer than the number of days in 1,000 Luna years (354,367.00 days per/1,000 Luna years). However God will never violate His word. Simple logic and multiplicaltion tells us that 969 was the last whole number that God could use for the age of the patriachs without violating His own word. By convention we see that God uses whole numbers relative to the solar year for the ages of the ancient patriachs.

Another very important aspect for understanding predictive prophecy is that one must come to the knowledge that there are very specific years in the history of Israel that God does not count in His calendar of redemption. There are exactly six distinct periods of time that God does not count. Chronologically speaking the first three of those six effect the Old Testament covenant represented by Solomon's temple but the latter three represent the New Covenant represented by the second temple that was rebuilt and eventually came to be know as Herod's temple. We can read and see for ourselves how this fact can only be understood when specific years in the history of Israel are not counted. For example the Bible tells us in I Kings chapter six verse one: 1And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month , that he began to build the house of the Lord. However the account given in the book of acts for that same span of time totals 592 years. So why the difference? The account given by Paul is based on related events during the course of Israel's history whereas the amount given in I Kings 6:1 does not count the very first year when Israel exited Egypt nor does it count the 111 years of time when Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord during the period of the Judges. Israel's exodus was in 1559 BC and the initial year was not counted because it was a year during which the Law was given and all the sacred articles of furniture for the Tabernacle had to be built. The priesthood of Aaron with all it's stipulations and regulations had to be learned and implimented. For we are told the atonement money (redemption) was not collected until the second month of the second year after they departed Egypt. Furthermore, there are 6 periods of time during the era of the Judges when Israel is recorded as having done evil in the sight of the Lord. Those six periods totaling 111 years and the Exodus year are not counted by God in His calendar of redemption. Adding all the years in Paul's chapter 13 lecture gives 592 whole years until the fourth year of Solomon when the house of the Lord began to be built. There is great harmony among many believers, myself included, that Solomon's fourth year began in the fall season of 968/967 BC. The writings of the historian Flavius Josephus tell us there were exactly 592 years from the Exodus out from Egypt until the fourth year of Solomon when the temple began to be built in the second month. Knowing that Israel exited Egypt in 1559 BC and subtracting 592 historical years gives a total of 967, the very year during which construction started on Solomon's temple. For those people who strictly use the reference at I Kings 6:1 as a historical account of time then they will likely be guessing and following false end time teachings.

There are also three distinct calendar systems evident in the scriptures. 1) a strictly solar calendar 2) a strictly Luna calendar 3) and a solar/lunar Fixed Hebrew calendar based on 235 Luna months (19 solar years) with leap months in years 3,7,9,11,14,17,19 followed by an alternating cycle with leap months in years 3,6,8,12,14,17,19. These two cycles of 19 solar years or 235 Lunar months continually alternate throughout the entire cycle of the calendar. It is my personal opinion that the Hebrew calendar evident in the scriptures came down through the lineage of Adam through Abraham. The calendar likely came into being when the early patriachs lived 900 plus years. They certainly would have had the time to develop such a calendar. In the writings of Josephus we are told that God commended the early patriachs for their understanding of math and astronomy. The current Hebrew calendar formulated and know as Hillel's calendar is based on astronomical calculations and it was implemented sometime in the fourth century AD and is still in use today. One notable difference when comparing Hillel's calendar with the Elijah calendar is that in the Elijah calendar all the predicted prophecies mentioned in the Bible start and end on Feast days or prominent days mentioned in the Bible but this is not so when compared to Hillel's calendar which often misses calculated measures by one month. Another major difference comparing Hillel's calendar to the Elijah is that Hillel's calendar places the leap month after the 12th month named Adar (Jan/Feb.) whereas the original Hebrew calendar likely had leap months placed after the 12th month which took place sometime about August of our current Gregorian calendar. This fact was known by Parker and Dubberstein when they discovered many calendar artifacts related to the Babylonian period prior to 625 BC. The month Elul was in greater use as the leap month for that period of time. This certainly makes sense because the original Hebrew calendar had its first month sometime about late August or early September. This is plainly evident in the writings of Josephus where he tells us that the great flood (Noah's) started on the 17th day of the month Marchesvan, which is the current 8th month of Hillel's calendar and this occurs about October. It is believed by many modern day students that the Biblical calendar was an observation calendar. However, when one reads the various accouts of the Passover celebrated by Jesus then this fact can be refuted because according to the Scriptures we read that Jesus celebrated the Passover meal two days before that which was celebrated by the Scribes and Pharisees and residents of Jerusalem. The only way Jesus could have celebrated the Passover two days before the others is if He was observing the astronomical Passover.