Day 15: The Great Shift

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aNNa’S Preface:  I read the following article about three weeks ago.  I don’t even know how I ended UP at the site – I certainly wasn’t looking for information on this… it seemed – after the fact – to have been something  He deliberately took me to see.   This information is not mine, but because I haven’t explored the man’s site/beliefs further, I’m not going to link to him, at this time.   I will show you, however, what green lighted HUGELY with me.  ((Of course I’m going to show it to you, that’s what the point of pulling this up and writing a blog is, hello…))  And I will add my comments in green, as always.   But in light of yesterday’s “Cord of Mosiach” post… you have to check this out!

There are three different time lengths implied for the Great Tribulation:

  • 3½ Years
    Daniel 7:25 says that the Little Horn (Antichrist) will speak against God and oppress the holy ones for a time, (pair of) times, and half of time or 1 + 2 + ½ = 3½ yearsRevelation 12:14 says that the Woman is protected from Satan for the same amount of “times” (3½) as the Little Horn oppresses = 3½ years.
  • 42 Months
    Revelation 11:2 says that Gentile armies will trample Jerusalem for 42 months.   Revelation 13:5-7 says the Beast (Antichrist) will blaspheme God and conquer the saints for 42 months.
  • 1260 Days
    Revelation 11:3 says that the Two Witnesses prophesy during this same period for 1260 days.

In other words, the 1260 days of the Two Witnesses is the same 42 months that the Temple Mount is trampled while the Little Horn/Beast speaks against God and oppresses the saints (Rev 11:1-3=Dan 7:25=Rev 13:5). It is also the same 3½ years that the righteous Woman is protected in the wilderness (Rev 12:14). All these events relate to the tribulation when the Antichrist continues for “a time, (pair of) times, and half a time” as Daniel 7:25 says.

aNNa’S NoTe:  I have toyed with the idea that the Great Tribulation (after the Beginning of Sorrows/Seal Judgments) is only three years long, so this isn’t anything new.  Just showing that there are three ways of writing the same count.  Continuing…

…So, why do Daniel and Revelation give us three different measurements of length for the same time period when all that was necessary to establish the length is to use one measurement such as “three and one half years?”  Good question. The answer will begin to take shape once we do a little math on the numbers above:

  • 1260 days ÷ 3.5 years = 360 days per year
  • 1260 days ÷ 42 months = 30 days per month

Obviously, this does not match the current cosmology of:

  • 365.2422 days per year.
  • 29.531 days per lunation.

…Given that a 360/30 calendar does not match our 365¼/29½ reality it is very tempting to dismiss the great tribulation numbers above as not intended literally, but as convenient approximations. But again, why even bother to give these redundant “approximations” if all we needed was to have any one of these lengths to give us an idea of the breadth of the reign of the Antichrist?

aNNa’S NoTe:  He has a point.  Wouldn’t it be easier to say ‘three and a half years’ and avoid the contradictions of being thrown off by our not-so-clear-cut orbital mess?  I guess I just hadn’t taken that anywhere, before.

If it means what it literally says then what we have hidden in those numbers is a implied prediction of a coming change of the calendar through a shortening of the year by five days before the Great Tribulation begins. In other words, the earth’s orbiting time must decrease around 1% by the time the Antichrist takes power to shave five days off the year.

aNNa’S NoTe:  My. Jaw. Just. Dropped.  I had NOT considered THAT before.  Because what are the next events I’m looking for (after the fall feasts, anyhow)?  Major impact events on the earth.  They would definitely be capable of changing our orbit, if the 8.8 in Chile a few years ago changed our axis.  Just imagine – that would DEFINITELY bring about terra catastrophes, wouldn’t it?!

…Is that even possible? Yes, it is not only possible, but it appears to have happened before. Most educated people assume that the earth has been going around the sun the same way for thousands or even billions of years. They are not aware of catastrophism, or the theory that the earth has been affected by sudden violent planetary-wide events in the past.  The deluge in Noah’s day was just such a thing. Today it is also commonly accepted that the dinosaurs were wiped out when an asteroid or comet struck the earth. That, too, is catastrophism—and of a kind that could explain how the calendar of the earth could change and probably changed before.

You see, the Old Testament implies that the Hebrews and other ancient peoples knew nothing about the 365¼/29½ cosmology of today. The implication is always a 360 day year and 30 day month. Some examples:

  • Noah’s Flood: During the time of the flood Genesis tells us that 150 days started on the 17th day of the second month, and ended on the 17th day of the seventh month or exactly five months later (Genesis 7:11, 24 and 8:3-4). 150 days ÷ 5 months = 30 days per month. 30 days × 12 months = 360 days per year.
  • Month Of Mourning Statute: Mourning for the dead is ordered for a “full month” and is recorded as carried on for thirty days (Dt. 34:8; 21:13; Nu 20:29). If it were as today that some lunar months were 29 days and others 30 days, why is there never a record of a 29 day month anywhere in Scripture but many accounts of 30 days? (In fact, the number 29 never appears in the Bible.)
  • King Ahaseurus’ 180 Day Feast: Esther 1:4 implies a 360 day year or consistently 30 day month by recording that the feast continued exactly 180 days. Whether the feast is meant to fulfill half a year or six months, neither approach would arrive at 180 days under a 365¼/29½ cosmology but both approaches would work under a 360/30 calendar.

The Bible is not the only ancient testimony we have of the ancients living in a world of 360 day years and 30 day months. There is much historical evidence from ancient history that we were on a 360/30 calendar once before; (from which we get our 360 degrees of a circle). There are over a dozen ancient calendars with 360 day years or 30 day months before the 8th century BC.

aNNa’S NoTe:  WoW.  I’m so glad he put the pieces of this together, because I would’ve had to do a LOT of research to have found it.  And isn’t it amazing?  I had no idea!  Well, I knew about Noah.  I assumed that the 360-day year ended at the Great Flood.  Apparently not?  It’s possible, you know.  And while it’s possible (and the church upbringing in me points out) that it could be symbolic of a year or a month when it’s written that way… I’m fast coming to learn that the Bible is quite literal, and there is a greater liklihood of it being precise in these matters.  Let’s keep going:

The Great Tribulation is from the 5th trumpet through 7th trumpet. Not surprisingly, the 3rd and 4th trumpet describe catastrophic effects (polluted fresh waters and a “nuclear winter”-like darkening of the sky) blamed on a wayward star called Wormwood. Before that, the 1st and 2nd trumpets describe a storm of meteorite and asteroid impacts on the earth which would readily send filth and dead bodies into the water and particulate into the atmosphere to cause and explain the next two trumpets, respectively.

aNNa’S NoTe:  I don’t agree that the Great Trib (aka ‘The Wrath’) discludes half of the Trumpets.  That contradicts Messiah in the Olivet Timeline, but then he’s a christian writer, but if you reject that conjecture, the rest fits perfectly.  The first events of the Trump Judgments set off a chain of events.  I see that. 

… In Summary:  When it comes to the Biblical calendar, the Bible once again turns out to be more literal than anyone imagined. Just as the Bible repeatedly implies a 360 day year and 30 day month, over a dozen other ancient calendars and sources are witness to the same cosmology. Ancient histories show that the calendars changed in the time of Hezekiah to match what we take for granted today.  …But Revelation predicts a reversal. Through its three different lengths for the great tribulation, a 360/30 calendar is subtly predicted to come right before the Great Tribulation begins.

aNNa’S NoTe:  THIS. MAKES. SENSE!!!  It was during the time of Hezekiah that there was a major earth change (2 Kings 20:8-11), and the shadow on the wall (of the sun) went back ten degrees.  But… is ten degrees enough (or too much) to make for a 360-day year?  So I went to find out about it.  And I came across this link ((I don’t know/care who wrote it, it’s the NUMBERS I’m interested in, at this point.))  I don’t have room here to post all of the information – you have a mouse and eyeballs, you can go and read the data – but the conclusion is that YES… by slowing the earth’s rotation by 10 degrees (or 20 minutes per day), you would not only end up with a 360 day year (our rotation around the sun) but also a 30 day month (moon’s rotation around the earth). 

But this second website also opened ANOTHER can of worms for me…

Read what the Book of Enoch says about the coming judgment in Chapter 80:2

The Book of Enoch 80:2-8
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And in the days of the sinners the years shall be shortened, And their seed shall be tardy on their lands and fields, And all things on the earth shall alter, And shall not appear in their time: And the rain shall be kept back And the heaven shall withhold (it). 3 And in those times the fruits of the earth shall be backward, And shall not grow in their time, And the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time. 4 And the moon shall alter her order, And not appear at her time. 5 [And in those days the sun shall be seen and he shall journey in the evening on the extremity of the great chariot in the west] And shall shine more brightly than accords with the order of light. 6 And many chiefs of the stars shall transgress the order (prescribed). And these shall alter their orbits and tasks, And not appear at the seasons prescribed to them. 7 And the whole order of the stars shall be concealed from the sinners, And the thoughts of those on the earth shall err concerning them, [And they shall be altered from all their ways], Yea, they shall err and take them to be gods. 8 And evil shall be multiplied upon them, And punishment shall come upon them So as to destroy all.’

Interesting how Enoch would make a prophecy that the years shall be shortened. Just by speeding up the orbit of the earth will fulfill the most of his above statements.

aNNa’S NoTe:  I’m not wholly familiar with the Book of Enoch.  I’ve tried to read it, once, and got a LOT out of it, but the church put a fear of it in me, in my youth, because it’s “extra-Biblical”.  Nevermind that it’s referred to and quoted in the Bible… even the guy writing this article goes on to say that (as a chrischun) he wouldn’t believe the Book of Enoch.  ((Yet… he’s quoting and proving it.  Don’t ask.))  The point is, Enoch is fortelling the SAME things that Revelation does, and says that the ‘years shall be shortened’ in that time.  Of course, Enoch isn’t the only one who said that:

Christ speaking on the tribulation:

Matthew 24:22  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elects (chosen ones) sake those days will be shortened.

Our Calendar of 365.2422 days per year x 3.5 years = 1278.3477 days
Revelations Calendar of 360 days per year x 3.5 years = 1260
This time period of 3.5 years would be shortened by 18.3477 days

aNNa’S FiNaL NoTe:  I’m green-lighting in a HUGE way over these things.  It appears to me that – whatever it is that happens in Revelations 8… an impact event, a massive cataclysmic even within the earth, or the ‘Cord of Mosiach’ being snapped at the Rapture… whatever it is, it’s going to change time, here on Earth for the remainder of time.  There is a great shift coming, and it will imact EVERYTHING.  And I think He allowed me to find this information because as we come closer to the fall feasts, He is providing the information that pertains to what is coming.  I just hope that this helps you, too.

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