Jan 07, 2012
I have said for a long time that the revaluation of the dinar should be connected in some way to barley, since it is (I believe) the 9th sign of Elisha (2 Kings 4:42-44).
According to that assumption or discernment, this narrows down the date considerably. The problem is that there are quite a few possible dates, some stronger than others.
Since it did not RV at the end of November or on the first of December, which was a type of Passover, we thought it might do so a month later, as this would correspond to a Second Passover. That did not happen.
Our next watch dates are January 10, 14, 15, or 22, based on the revelation of last year that January was a Passover month. Passover is biblically held on the first month of the Hebrew calendar, but our revelation is that January is also a type of Passover--being our first month.
Last year we saw the demonstrations being in Cairo, Egypt on January 14, which eventually brought down Mubarak himself (Pharaoh). This year we should be mindful of that and watch for a possible secondary event. The RV might be that secondary event.
January 10 is the first day to watch, because it is the day Israel crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land (Joshua 4:19). Verse 23 relates this event to the crossing of the Red Sea forty years earlier, saying,
"For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the Lord your God had done to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed."
Since the Red Sea crossing commemorates the wave-sheaf offering of BARLEY, we might see it as early as the 10th day of our first month (Jan. 10). In this case, we have the added feature that it was also the day of the selection of the lambs for Passover. And whereas crossing the Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba) brought them geographically out of Egypt, crossing the Jordan brought them into the Promised Land. It is like a complete cycle.
A secondary date would be Jan. 14/15, which is like the Passover feast itself. On these dates, Israel was delivered and left Sukkoth with the wealth of Egypt (Ex. 12:36). I don't favor this date as much, because it is not directly tied to barley. It is just Passover. Since the wave-sheaf offering of barley occurred on the first Sunday after Passover, this would correlate with Sunday, January 22.
January 22 is the last day of the old year on the Chinese calendar. January 23 begins the Year of the Water Dragon.
Water, of course, is applicable to both the Red Sea and to the Jordan crossing. In fact, it would tend to show that the water is subject to the power of God, since the waters in both cases were dried up in order to allow Israel to cross. Both the Red Sea and the Jordan River recognized the command of God and cooperated fully. It may show that the Water Dragon and/or China is obedient to the commands of God, even as Cyrus was obedient in the first overthrow of Babylon.
We might also relate this to drying up the River Euphrates by the same power of God, in order to make way for the Kings of the East in their overthrow of Babylon.
If none of the above see the RV, then we ought to look in February for signs of the Second Passover (in the second month).
If not then, we would probably have to watch the regular Passover on the Hebrew calendar is early April, or the Second Passover in May.
I am not here to predict anything, but only to provide possible watch dates according to the prophetic types that we are seeing.
Dr. Stephen Jones