In a fruitful place and time
The Woman, being Israel, was given two wings of a great eagle, that she could fly into the wilderness for her survival, in her own place, where she is taken care of for a time, and times, and half a time from the serpent.
Unnderstand these points in this passage:
The woman – who – Israel
A Eagle with two wings – what – ?
Wilderness – where – was place of safety from the serpent.
Time – When – a time, and times, and a half a time. TTHT
Nourished – why – to find strength, seeds will become the sands of the sea.
We’ll get to “what” and “when” in a moment.
We need to come to an understanding when the phrase; A time, times and a half a time is referenced two there may be a number value, however something more is to be comprehended. I will use TTHT when ever I make reference to this expression.
Before we get to another timeline, we have to understand that this doesn’t work the same as other timelines given in the Old Testament.
In the Old Testament the prophetic time lines uses a day equals a year, and there were 360 days in a year as in Daniel 9:25 and 9:27.
Having in mind that when we use scripture to define scripture, especially when a prophetic message appears, we need to use this principle:
- If you can’t find the answer in the verse we need to go to the chapter,
- If you can not find the answer in the chapter, then the book,
- If not the book then the whole testament.
- Then, if not the testament then we can go to the other testament.
We find a new, what I will call a cipher for TTHT. A New Testament & Old Testament, we have a new cipher.
Here is were we find our new ciphers:
2 Peter 3:8;
But, beloved, be not ignorant — of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
In the Old Testament:
For a thousand years in thy sight [are but] as yesterday when it is past, and [as] a watch in the night.”
The context of the 2nd Peter passage was written referencing the last days. As well as the passage in Revelations.
Now we have the cipher of what equals a day as a 1000 years.
What day is it?
The Greek word used for “day” in this verse is “hemera” in the greek. This word has also been translated in the Greek as; season, year, period, day, moment, and time. The “hemera” translation has been use a few times as “ a period of time” in the New Testament.
The Day of the Lord
The literal meaning of the word is “daytime” or day light. It’s a time period between dawn till dusk. Sun up til sundown. Not necessarily a twenty four hours in a day. It is used figuratively as “day” cycle of our planet.
The correct layout of this passage should read, “in the sun rise and sunset or the light of day, is with the Lord, is a thousand years, and a thousand years in a day”. Not one rotation of our planet. It seems that to use “time” in place of day, would have been a better choice.
Hemera was never confused as a rotation of our planet til our more recent age.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
In Ecclesiastes the word “time” and “seasons” are use interchangeably through out scripture.
As with 2 Peter, “day” has been used interchangeably with seasons and the list goes on: Always, Day, Days Judgement, Seasons, years, time, daily and daytime.
Revelations 12:14 use of “time” can be transliterated as “a season” or a multiple of days in a event.
Let’s suggest the correct usage should be “time” and not “day”.
Saying it up the right way
In order to break down this passage found in 2 Peter, We need to understand when sayings or idioms are used, for time. A day equals a thousand years or a day equals a year. Can read a “time or a season” equals a thousand years.
As far as this timeline cipher goes, how do we know what “time” represents in Revelation 12:17. We need to understand how TTHT was used as a saying or idiom is in this passage.
First, this old saying is only used three times in the Bible. OT & NT. Daniel 7:25, 12:7 and Revelation 12:17. In all instances the same Lord was speaking to the author who was scribing the message. As I have mentioned earlier in previous posts. This same Divine Revelator carries on the same message from the Old Testament Daniel to the New Testament Revelation.
To truly understand the concept, lets not fully look at it as a mathematical formula, but a metaphor of time. Both passages in 2 Peter 3:8 and Revelation 12:17.
A thousand years and a thousand years again and a half a thousand years for a total of Twenty five hundred years.
Remember this wasn’t up until the New Testament that the cipher for this idiom was revealed.
Where traditional understanding had failed, is that the use of TTHT was not nessesarily a mathematical formula to be figured out, per say. Remember when we found that 666 didn’t represent a number, but a mark of an image.
As with this, the reference to TTHT is an idiom.
We will look at another idiom used in scripture:
Job 33:14, Job 40:5 & Psalms 62:11.
“For God has spoken once, yea twice”.
If we would add this up to a sum of a number of attempts it could be seem as 1+2=3. NOT!
What this is pointing out is that God had to repeat Himself again for the sum of twice. Not twice more but a second time. Not three time total.
We all grew up with this saying, “I have said this once, and I will not say it again”. So how many times was this stated? One time or two times, “I will not repeat myself is implied, after the second time”?
In correctly looking at TTHT, should be looked at as ,”A time as the first time, times as the second time or time again, and then a half a time more”.
So, when using the expression TTHT as an idiom we are literally looking at this as a time, and a time again or twice, and a half a time. The number expression of time is 1 time + 1 time (repeat) + 1/2 of a time = 2.5 times not 3.5 times.
So if one day(time) is a thousand years, then this would come to two and a half thousand years. Not three thousand and a half hundred years.
Time or a day equals 1000 years, and TTHT equals 2500 years.
Now all we need is a starting point.
The Starting Point
As I mentioned in Part One of this study, That we need to keep a particular date in mind.
In revisiting the prior part of the study:
Some important Dates to remember:
- By 734 B.C., Tiglath-Pileser had conquered much of the countries between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean Sea.
- In 724 BC, nearly ten years after the initial deportations, the capital city of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Samaria, was finally taken by Sargon II under Tiglath-Pileser. The Assyrians, fearing more revolts, began major population relocations during the reign of King Sargon II.
- In 722 B.C. Samaria finally fell. The fall of Israel’s Capital City. Even though King Hoshea quickly surrendered rather than face the Assyrian onslaught previously, Shalmaneser continued forward until the complete fall of Israel’s Capital.
We are taking the date 724bc because this was the remanent and the majority that was left after the first invasion. The Assyrian ruler did not want an uprising. He had those who remained in the land, Israelites, was to be dispersed through out the Assyrian Kingdom and allies, and replaced the inhabitance of the nation Israel with his own people and sympathizers.
Now that we understand how the TTHT timeline works, when we have a singular value “one day” is a thousand years.
As we came up with the value previously, we can take the date of 724BC and subtract it from 2500 years. No conversion is need for prophetic years because the time the book of Revelations is written in was solar years.
WOW! Does that date look familiar?
Now we understand how that the USA became a part of this timeline. We also have to under stand the importance of Great Britain role in leading up to this historical event.
So, in looking at the events in the break down of Revelation 12:14, we fined that;
What? – An eagle with two wings – the bald eagle
When? TTHT – 1776
The One that came before the other
There was a Great Britain before there was a United States of America.
Many who have taught which way did the lost tribes go, have rested on Britain being the tribe of Ephraim and the USA being the tribe of Manasseh. However, how did they come into the world? First Manasseh then Ephraim. Britain did come in first as the birth of Manasseh and Ephraim did come second. However Jacob or Israel made Ephraim his first born and given him his name and a great multitude of nations and Manasseh he in second with the crossover blessing as being a great nation but will not rival his younger brother.
THE CROSSOVER BLESSING
Genesis 48; Joseph’s two sons blessing
And Joseph took — them both, — EPHRAIM in his RIGHT HAND toward Israel’s left hand, and — MANASSEH in his LEFT HAND toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him.
And Israel stretched out — his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and — his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
Ephraim was at Joseph’s right hand and he placed him at Israel’s left hand, Manasseh was at Joseph’s left and he placed him at Israel’s right hand. Israel extended his right hand and placed it on the younger Ephraim’s head, and placed his left hand on the older Manasseh’s head.
Israel blessed the two of them that they will grow into a multitude of nations, with Ephraim being his first born.
Joseph was displeased because his first born Manasseh didn’t receive his grandfathers right hand. He took his fathers hand on Ephraim and started to move it to Manasseh’s head.
Israel knew what he was doing with crossing his arms so that Ephraim would receive the first first born blessing. The younger would be greater than the older. He said Manasseh would be a great people, but his younger would become a multitude of nations. And that Israel’s name be upon Ephraim.
It was tradition that the first born to receive the fathers first born blessing upon the fathers death bed. However this cross over blessing wasn’t the first time, remember Esau and Isaac?
Jacob was telling his children what will befall them in the last days.
The first three of his children including his first born Rueben, Jacob wasn’t too pleased with after sleeping with Jacob’s concubine. Simeon and Levi were co conspirators leading up-to Joseph’s time in Egypt.
Talk about being jealous of daddy’s favorite.
Jacob’s first born didn’t receive the first born blessing, Ephraim received that.
He was the last of the lot.
And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set — Ephraim before Manasseh.
Joseph correcting his father that Manasseh is his first born, and his father correct’s Joeseph by saying, I know. Jacob says that Manasseh will be a great nation, however Ephraim will be a multitude of nations.
Don’t confuse Britain as a multitude of nations or colonies as being today.
Look at the United States of America and all the nations or colonies that came into form what we call our nation in the beginning. It may have started in 1442. It became a Nation in 1776.
There is a time that a nation or a son needs set out on it’s own. This country was under British control and taxation. It seems kind of ironic that is how Israel broke from Judah, we under went some of the same burdens of taxation that caused civil unrest and eventually a new nation.
In doing so we become a nation to find freedom from state mandated worship in it’s constitution while keeping God as it’s center and gave other protected freedoms. And eventually a One Nation Under God.
When the Church became political was when,
The United States came after Great Britain. and the USA receives the crossover blessing from the Lord Himself! Through Jacob’s blessing. Jacob didn’t say that Ephraim the tribe was to be a multitude of nations in the land of Israel, did he. Ephraim was hidden through out the British Kingdom at that time, however they didn’t stay there. They, the nations, migrated to the new wilderness promised land. That flows with milk and honey. The British UK used to have 57 colonies and now they have dwindled to 14. And the US had 13 colonies that increased to 50 colonies or states. It also seem ironic that Ephraim was the 13th tribe and the birth of our nation started with 13 colonies.
EPHRAIM, GOD’S SPIRITUAL FIRSTBORN
In this part of the study we have learned that;
Ephraim was the chief warring tribe, with great influence among all the other Tribes.
Ephraim will become a multitude of nations by taking the other nations into her bosom.
With tribe of Ephraim the nation tribes conquered and drove out the foreigners that occupied the land that was promised to the people of Israel. With this same tribe, Ephraim caused the people of Israel to be driven out of the promised land.
Jeremiah 31:6 – For there shall be a day, that the WATCHMEN upon the mount EPHRAIM shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
The return started with the Ephraim’s cry from the mount of Ephraim, to the nations of Israel, to go up to Zion unto the Lord your God.
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Jesus’s cross over blessing.
Even though Britain had a part in Israel becoming a nation, they took possession of the the land from the Ottoman Empire in 1917 after WW1, but held back relinquishing its control. Even with the mission to reseed the Jews into the land, they had difficulties, maybe because of the surrounding area tension. They did let go of control at Gods appointment time.
Ask ourselves, why do we as a nation fight everyone’s battles? This is why, “We fight that others may enjoys the same freedoms as we do”. Nearly every war outside of our borders was a beast war. Nazi Germany, Communism, Islam. And now we see that satan is taking this war within our borders today. A serpent war of spirit of antichrist, with in our own borders.
Psalms 83:1 – 5;
Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
Ephraim or the lost tribes of Israel was absorbed into the gentile world, from sea to shiny sea, along the waters they shall spread. The Lord hid them from sight so that they will not come to end. This is Satans one goal. That the people of God will be no more or the people will remember their God no more.
This day, who are the people of God?
The two candlesticks, the two olive branches, the keepers of the message of the covenants. The two shall become one branch.
To be continued…