Coming Watch Dates
Aug 26, 2010
An alert reader did some calculations that should be passed on so that you can be more watchful in the days ahead.
On Sept. 11, 1999 we celebrated Jesus' 2000th birthday at Port Austin, Michigan. This was the feast of Trumpets that year, same day on the Hebrew calendar that Jesus was born in 2 B.C. It also marked the end of the "two days" (2000 years) from Jesus' birth.
Two years later, on Sept. 11, 2001, of course, we saw the breach of Isaiah 30:25, 26 with "the day of the great slaughter when the (two) towers fall," and when He binds up the "breach of His people." We took note at the time that 911 was the numberic value of GRACE (in Greek), and that three years earlier, on Sept. 11, 1998, President Clinton attended the Congressional Prayer Breakfast and asked for forgiveness, and even read Psalm 51, "Create in me a clean heart, O God."
So the date of Sept. 11 is associated with the breach as well as the repair of the breach. Keep in mind also that President Clinton had given a State of the Union speech on Feb. 4, 1997 where he read from Isaiah 58:12 about "the Repairer of the Breach."
When we prayed to repair the breach on August 14, 2010, we were given the revelation of Amos 9:11, tying this to the repair of the tabernacle of David as well.
TIMING: from 9-11-99 (Jesus' 2000th birthday), if you count 19 x 210 days, it comes to August 14, 2010. The 210-day cycle, of course, has to do with "the time of Jacob's trouble," as I have written many times. It appears that the repair of the breach of David's tabernacle reveals the end of Jacob's trouble in some way. It is at least the end of it insofar as the divine decree is concerned. It will take time, of course, for events to work out on earth.
We have been wondering if the coming war with Iran would be this year or next. It appeared that there was just a two-year delay--same as from 1988-1990 in the first Gulf War. But, of course, there is no compelling reason to believe that it must be the same as in the first war. It is merely a parallel and a possibility to watch.
The recent agreement to hold peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians puts a new twist into things, making it possible that war might be postponed for another year. I don't know what all those aircraft carrier groups are going to do in the meantime, as they sit in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf waiting for orders to attack. From that standpoint, it does not seem likely that they would just sit there for a year doing nothing. We'll have to watch them to see if they move away.
Even so, from Aug. 14, 2010, counting two more cycles of 210 days, brings us to October 8, 2011, which is the Day of Atonement next year. This date is 21 x 210 days from 9-11-99, which adds another "21" to the cycle as if to emphasize the time of Jacob's trouble.
That total time period is 4410 days, which is:
210 x 21 days
490 x 9 days
Because of these factors, we should consider Oct. 8, 2011 to be significant, whether or not an attack on Iran comes earlier. It is a date to mark on our calendars, and we will revisit it later as world events unfold.
Dr. Stephen Jones