The 42 months & 1942
Revelation 11:1 & 2
Vs 1 – And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
Rise – literally, to arise from your slumber.
Vs 2 – But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
The Holy City is Jerusalem
In understanding these verses we have a general idea of what has transpired on the Temple Mount in the previous studies.
This passage has been confused with a Great Tribulation yet to come and the new temple to come. It is not. This has already come and gone. Just the legacy remains. Even though it seems that the temple mount is still being trampled on today and set apart from the place where the ark of the covenant once sat, this doesn’t mean that it is in control of the gentile nations. All prophetic roads led to Jerusalem.
First, when this message was given to John, the temple was still in place and the temple was still in use.
Second, The Court that the present temple, at that time, doesn’t stand on leave out, for it will be given over to the Gentiles. To be trampled underfoot for forty two months.
In the previous studies we understood this Court of the Gentiles was going being trampled under foot for a appointed duration of time. Hence the dome of the rock sits on the court mentioned and not the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant once stood. God shielded the holy of holies location for Himself that it wouldn’t be trampled or not the location that the dome of the rock was to be built. The rock where Abraham was going to offer his son Isaac is where the dome of the rock sits and is where the offerings and sacrifices were presented. The holy of holies stands off from that location. At one point was a threshing floor.
By this we have a understanding of what transpired leading up to the abominations of desolation.
To whom was God speaking about in this passage? The Nation of Israel or the gentile nations? Israel! Leave the rest of the world out of the picture. This hasn’t anything to do with the supposed new world order message being taught.
Forty Two Months of Wilderness
In the previous studies it was determined that one day equals a year.
We know also in the previous studies that the dome of the rock was completed in 688AD and Israel gained control of Jerusalem from the gentiles nations in 1967.
We can do the math both ways, in understanding when this vision was given John solar or Gregorian years were recorded 365.24 days in a year.
Take the 42 months by 365.24 comes to 1278.34
We subtract 1278.34 from 1967 we come to 688.66. The day the Dome of the Rock was complete.
Remember the actual knowledge of this event in the timeline was unknown to us until they were actually fulfilled.
Is this all happen stance? I think not!
God’s protection of the line of Judaea
Vs 1 – And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
The Woman – This woman is not necessarily Mary but the Nation of Israel.
Vs 2 – And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
We all understand who this child is and the difficulties and the birth pains brining him in to the world and this child stepping into his destiny. The Messiah Prince of peace.
The Crown – The nation, 12 Stars are the tribes of Israel.
Vs 3 – And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
This dragon represents Satan, the kingdoms and rulers of his influence.
Vs 4 – And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Popularly understood as Satan caused one third of the angels of heaven to fall. However the picture painted is to a given purpose of the third of the stars or the third part of the stars to thwart the birth of the Messiah. Also note that the Woman could also represent the constellation Virgo(Virgin). During the time of Christs birth there were events taking place surrounding this constellation which got the magi’s attention and to follow His star. Possibly more in another study.
Satan trying to abort God’s plan of redemption, before, during and after the Messiah’s entry.
Vs 5 – And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
She gave birth to the King of kings and the Lord of lords, to rule with a rod of iron. The Son was caught up to His Father; the resurrection.
Revelations 19:13 – 16;
Vs 13 – And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Vs 14 – And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Vs 15 – And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Vs 16 – And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Vs 6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
The woman fled into the wilderness, Most will look at the Church as separate from Israel. However, Not only the Jews fled this tribulation period, the church was continually being scattered from the region as well. Christians were worshiping in Jerusalem at this time, as well as the Jews. They both found a place in this wilderness of protection. We will find more about this in the next teaching, the two olive trees, the two candle sticks, and the two keepers of the Testaments.
Since most of the Church in the New Testament were Jewish and the Gentiles were added into the mix where they were accepted. This gives us one of the first clues that the Church plays a part in the twelve tribes. In taking this passage into context; this is talking about the nation and the people in the nation. I look at this woman as the Bride of Christ, not just Christians but Jews as well. The mainstream Christian church world has become so self centered and thinks it’s all about them.
The Jews worship Jesus as Lord and the Christians worship Jesus as the Son of God.
In the Old Testament the Lord always referred to Israel as His bride, faithful to start out with? Maybe. And then, not so much leading to the first exile, and then a rocky relationship afterward. The bride is also known as the Church. Again we are talking about one bride and one Nation housing 12 Tribes in a region.
Again, I will be getting into the One Church at a later time. The two shall become as one. The two witnesses, the two olive branches, the two candle sticks.
Likewise, later in another study we will find that there were two nations that Judaea split into: the 10 tribes of the north, Israel: the House of Joseph or Ephraim and the three tribes of the south, House of Judah. The tribe of Levi was mixed into both nations. Those 10 tribes were eventually dispersed to the ends of the earth. Judah remained in Jerusalem then exiled to Babylon and returned. Who is in the Nation of Israel today is actually the House of Judah.
Describing the Woman
Revelation 12:1 presents a woman as having a crown of 12 stars, who is clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet.
We understand the imagery of what the crown and twelve stars represents, the tribes of Israel, what about clothed with the sun?
Malachi 4:2 & 3;
Vs 2 – But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Sun of Righteousness is accepted as Jesus, but more importantly His Rightness we are clothed in. He is our garment of Righteousness.
Vs 3 – And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
What is the woman treading on? What is under her feet. The wicked, and ashes under her feet, and standing on the moon in Revelations 12:1?
Preserved in the wilderness
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
What event lead up to this second exile? What is different about this exile which makes it unlike the first one? This second one, by the same form of the beast found in Daniel, they were driven out because of a great tribulation and satan. Up until 688AD the Jews and Christians were still able to worship in Jerusalem in one form or another. At this point they were given the options to turn to Islam or die when the conquering Israel and her Capital Jerusalem.
The Jews had to flee into the wilderness to preserve the line of Judah. God prepared a place of preservation by being dispersed through out the world.
Matthew 24:15-18, read the whole chapter.
Vs 15 – When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
We covered this in one of the previous a study I posted, we have a exact time when this happened by knowing just when the abomination of desolation took its form. And this lived up to Matthew chapter 24 tribulation events.
Vs 16 – Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:
Vs 17 – Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Vs 18 — Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Now an event that marks the end of the timeline
Revelation 12:6; last part of verse.
That they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Who is her? The fore mentioned woman; Israel. She will be taken care of, up to so many days.
What event could have taken place to have cause this preservation to end? Mind you, Judaea was dispersed through out the earth, but mostly European region. The United States of America being one of the other parts of the world. More on this in another study. The 10 tribes of Israel.
Through the many centuries the Jews have been; beaten, killed, enslaved, starved out, from the time of Egypt up until a certain time in history. On the run from place to place. They are Survivors as the Lord promised.
Just as there was one event that caused the woman to run for her life into the wilderness, there was another event that caused the woman to return from her exile from their land for her survival.
With these two events, there wasn’t t anything like it on record of any event in Jewish history than the last and final event, this was unimaginable.
In the name of purity
I have a saying: “You don’t have to like someone to love them, not liking them is okay, because you are not like them. However, unconditional love is what most of us slip up on. Hate is the absence of love. Lust and the greed for power is not found in Love.
In 1933 Hitler took power of Germany: now you know where I’m going with this.
The Nazi Party was in power till 1945, They wanted the pure race and they wanted their power at every corner of the world. That the extinguishing of Jews being their sole holy cause, and the mass slaughter of Jews was left in their wake of rising to power. Watch the movie Europa Europa, based on true events surrounding a Jewish boy. Sounds like another Islam but another beast ruler. They tried to sell the US on their ideology. Gave a presentation and everything. But it backfired. More in a later study.
This was one of the shortest but the most turbulent impact on Jewish life in present history. More Jewish lives were taken in this twelve year period than any other event in Jewish history combined. A third of the Jewish population were mercilessly extinguished in this twelve year period and about a million of them were children.
Lunatics were considered demon possessed. And this man was. He didn’t have an easy childhood, he was obsessed with the occult.
The Aryan gods were Hindu origin, hence the reversed swastika. He also was familiar with one of the German gods Irwin through the Thule Society.
At this time about 64% of the Jewish population world wide in the were killed when all was said and done. About 6 million Jews lost their lives.
If you want to know the extent of the Nazi’s atrocities go to this web site:
I clipped this from jta.org:
Keep the above in mind when we go further into scripture.
A picture speaks,
Rachel Weeps for Her Children
The Time of Jacob’s Trouble
What could have run through Jeremiah’s mind at the time of hearing this from the Lord, what could have the exiles in Babylon including Daniel have thought about this time of Jacobs Troubles. They knew that something was coming their way, but this?
In verse 7 the use of “time” in context of Jacob’s trouble is a short season of events. The use of the word “saved” is to be rescued.
Verse 6 describes a man in labor, with his hand on his loins as a woman in travail in labor. And all faces turned pale. I can’t even come close in my understanding what they were going through. Faces in shock, cold, naked and hungry. I’m sure a feeling of abandonment from their God was going through their minds as well.
It’s not for us to know why He allows such a thing to happen, its not because He willed it to happen. The ship has been set to sail, course is set and must continue through the storms, the tempests and the strong winds holding us back from our destinations. Just as Job, we need to continue to trust in God and keep the course set out ahead of us.
In referencing the above snippet from the JTA website, the article I attached; the Nazis had almost 7 thousand Jews undress to their nakedness and were carted off to be burned alive. And the men were in travail by covering their naked parts with their hands.
Verse 7 – 9 explains the Jews bonds being broken and that no one will serve them selves on the people of Judaea.
The Lord will be their God and David their King. The Star of David on Israels flag.
Talk about rising from the ashes of tribulation to a new beginning, into an eternal promise from the Lord.
In taking this passage and understanding the reference point. I want to show you a poem written during this time of Jacob’s Troubles.
Take a moment and let this sink in.
We have seen this 4th Reich beast rise up and bent on world domination and the destruction of the Jews.
Now we see the a new 5th Reich beast trying to rise up again today, once again bent on the destruction of Jews and even Christians and world domination. The same Beast since the beginning of the times of the Babylonian Empire and even Egypt, up this day.
Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14
The valley of dry bones reassembled
Now back to Revelation 12:6;
That they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
The 1260 Days
Keeping in mind that at the time of this vision was given to John, the world was in the Solar years time scale. As we learned earlier that one day equals a year in the Lord’s reference to days;
The Nation of Israel was was re-established in 1948, Jerusalem was reclaimed in 1967:
Take 1260 from 1948 we get 688 A.D.. The dome of the rock!
These 1260 years given in John’s vision by Jesus, was the wilderness exile up until their re-possession of the land of Israel, from 688AD to 1948AD.
Remember that this timeline was in the prophecy yet to be fulfilled basket until the time of Jacobs troubles and Israel becoming a Nation in 1948.
A little precursor to what’s next!
Now that Israel has returned to their land and is governed by the original inheritors, the Jews.
Who’s Nation was the first to recognize Israel as a nation?
The United States of America
By offering recognition and support, the USA taking their part in Bible prophecy like a good little watchman. When Israel declared themselves as an independent nation, the USA stepped in under Truman, to recognize Israel, eleven minutes after Israel’s declaration as a country.
Decades later another President steps in and declares Jerusalem as the Capital and moves the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Once again fulfilling prophecy.
At the time the Jews declared themselves a nation, making Jerusalem the Capital was not an option because they didn’t have control until 1967, and because of regional unrest, not one country wanted to touch Jerusalem as the Capital, only in word but not in deed. Until December, 6th 2017. The Sun, The Moon & The Stars
In doing so, Zachariah’s prophecy was fulfilled in chapter one verse 1 – 17, and Zachariah 8:3:
The United States played a very important role in the nation of Israel, Britain may have had to hand the land title back over to the Jews after much encouragement from the United States, They had their part as well. But not like the USA. A law to move the the US embassy and recognizing Jerusalem has been in the US law books since 1995, however not one President had the cohones to declare it and carry it out until 2017.
There is such a loving BOND with the Nation of Israel and the USA! A part of the same eternal family of God. The New Testament Church was born in Jerusalem. I pray that it never ends. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.
Zachariah 8:3 – Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
Now that we have read Jeremiah chapter 30 about Jacob’s Troubles, we need to read Jeremiah 31 about the watchman role. Once I understood what chapter 30 was referring to, I began to weep reading chapter 31. One chapter was of sorrow and hope and the other chapter of joy.
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.
Watchmen, literally the protector.
Ephraim; a fruitful vine, the chief protector tribes of Judaea, the Northern Tribe.
The Tribe of Ephraim, the Lords First Born.