'Some people see things as they
are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?' - Robert F.
'One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind' - Neil Armstrong
If the period of time from the inauguration of the Tabernacle in the wilderness in 1512Nisan to the inauguration of Solomon's temple in 1026Tishri, a period of 486½ years, prefigures in time the period between the inauguration of clean worship in Zerubbabel's temple in 455Tishri to the inauguration of the temple of Jesus' body in 33Nisan, a further period of 486½ years (all of which is strong evidence that the 455 BC date for the 20th year of Artaxerxes I is correct - see ). So that the messianic fulfilment of the 69½ weeks of Daniel 9 U150 has an archetype that precedes it...
Then might there be also a typical version of the Gentile times ? Might it not also have an archetype ?
Is there another period of 2520 years prefiguring the Gentile times? Well a good place to end this period might be Jesus' trip to earth. If we count back 2520 years from then, we end up at more or less 120 years before the flood.
Now we are in a very interesting position, because what was it that happened 120 years before the flood?
3 After that Jehovah said: My spirit shall not act toward man indefinitely in that he is also flesh. Accordingly his days shall amount to 120 years (Genesis 6).
[We take one meaning of this to be that from this pronouncement, pre-flood mankind had 120 years left to live before the flood, since man was created by an imparting of God's spirit at the beginning of the pre-flood system, his destruction could certainly be referred to as a withdrawing of said spirit. But there is another withdrawing of spirit in this astoundingly ambiguous scripture - Ed.] So God withdrew his spirit from man at that time, in fact man and God were unreconciled or alienated or enemies from then on:
20 And through him to reconcile again to himself all other
things by making peace through the blood he shed on the torture stake, no matter
whether they are the things upon the earth, or the things in the heavens.
21 Indeed you who were once alienated and enemies because your minds were on the works that were wicked, he has again reconciled by means of that one's fleshly body, through his death (Colossians 1).
From this it is evident that man was once reconciled with God and that this was lost and then returned at Jesus' death. Now we are going to work our way to a conclusion which is too beautiful for the words of a burnt out mathematician like Gordon who is trying to serve the most high God, Jehovah.
Because it is evident the just as Jehovah withdrew his Kingship from his people for 2520 years due to the amassed error of his people the Jews, so he also withdrew his spirit (not only his holy spirit in the sense of not permitting the sons of Adam to have access to the gifts of the spirit in their priestly duties) but his heart, in the sense that we were alienated from God and not reconciled with him, for a further period of 2520 years. He did this due to the amassed error of all his people up to 120 years before the flood:
5 Consequently Jehovah saw that the badness of man was abundant
in the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad
all of the time.
6 And Jehovah felt regrets that he had made men in the earth, and he felt hurt at his heart.
7 So Jehovah said: I am going to wipe men, whom I have created, off the surface of the ground (Genesis 6).
[This sad statement was the beginning of the enmity between God and man that the death of his beloved Son ended -Ed.] This enmity, which results is priests being unable to impart the gifts of the spirit to anyone, is obviously a priesthood malediction.
Now we are going to make our second generalisation, which is:
The Gentile times is a rulership exile period, a period when Jehovah had no anointed king over his people from among his people. But when Adam sinned and when Reuben slept with his father's concubine, they lost more than their Patriarchal headships did they not? They actually lost three privileges:
Spiritual headship [priesthood - Ed]
[This Gordon knew at the time because he was given a talk on Jacob's blessing of his 12 sons, Genesis 49:1-12 in the theocratic ministry school in 1991Tishri - by holy spirit, through FDS3 and Roger, the school overseer - Ed.]
Adam lost all three rights when he sinned in Eden. Jesus, we know, received his King headship in 1914Tishri and his spiritual headship [a spiritual head is a priest - Ed] in 33CE, when he became the high priest of all men.
Political Suicide for a JW - written in 1992
Now we look at the land inheritance situation. The title of this section is hopefully inappropriate [Sadly it was inordinately apposite - Ed.] Well the Jews got their land inheritance in Nisan1473. This was a typical representation of Jesus getting his at Armageddon [Joshua - Jesus, physical Jews - spiritual & edenic Jews, sons of the JAC and the 1AC respectively, to be precise - Ed.]
Now 2520 years before 1473Nisan lands us up in 3993Nisan. This looks like rather a good date for Adam being evicted from Eden since he was born around 4026BCE. The sixth creative day therefore ended immediately before this [These were Gordon's unproven thoughts at the time - Ed.] So this means the Jehovah's timetabled date for Armageddon was 6,000 years after this or 2008CE [Gordon realised this around about January 25th 1992 - Ed. - Although he had no witness until February 1, 1992]. However since we know that:
22 In fact unless those days were cut short, not all [chosen] flesh would be saved, but on account of the chosen ones, those days will be cut short (Matthew 24).
All we can say with any certainty is that Armageddon will happen at some time within the next 16 years, and certainly it will be before Nisan14, 2008CE [Not bad - Ed.] We are aware that no man knows the day or the hour [go on, break this seal! - Ed], and in fact this new insight is not a revelation at all, because we already know from Matthew 24:34, that brothers who saw the events in 1914 will see Armageddon. Now to see 1914 they would have to be 10 really and they are not likely to see much after 105 so this puts a maximum on God's war against the wicked on 2009CE in any event [cough cough - Ed.] Likewise we know that the spiritual locusts of Revelation will torment for 5 months, which is their lifespan, and again brothers do not do much tormenting of Christendom until they are 10 years old, and neither do they do much after they are 105 years old, so again 1914+95 = 2009CE. We have three reasonably reliable witnesses to this. Of course with things moving as fast as they are right now, one could almost be called an apostate for advancing the idea that this old system will last another 16 years! But this is what these parallels are saying [Well done! - go on - look! The spirit is breaking me free from Satan's lobotomisation of God's true people! Look! The seal is cracking! - Ed.]
Final implications- Updated in 2018Tishri8
The three main prophetic time periods defining Jehovah's timetable for this system of things are:
|3993 BCE to 1473 BCE||Land Exile||2520 years|
|2488 BCE to 33 CE||Spiritual Exile||2520 years|
|607 BCE to 1914Tishri CE||Continuous period to the appointment of FDS3 to feed and the start of WW1||2520 years total|
|607 BCE to 144Tishri BC then 46Tishri BC to 2012Tishri AD||Discontinuous Rulership Exile with gap from Jonathan Maccabeus to Antipater the Idumean due to Hasmonean liberation of Judea||2520 years total|
Knowing this we can see that the 430 years in Egypt followed by the 40 years in the wilderness are manifestations of this timetable, and the two presences of the Christ can just be read off. We see that the whole thing was timetabled from the beginning and it's like the prophet said:
10 Jehovah is the one telling from the beginning the finale (Isaiah 46).
Just as one example of this: it appears that the Most high God knew in 3993BCE that the first world war would start 5906 years later!!