How Papal Visits Intersected The Jubilee Timeline To Signal “The Day Of The LORD” (End-Times) 2017
The year of jubilee has special significance in the Bible. It meant freedom from servitude and restoration of land to the original owner. A man could not permanently sell his children’s inheritance; it came back to family ownership at jubilee that came after seven sets of seven years. Leviticus 25.
But because the 50th year was the 1st year of the next sabbatical cycle, jubilees came every 49 years and the most famous time prophecy of 70 weeks of years, (70 x 7 = 490) spanned 10 jubilees. The prophecy began with a jubilee event that gave Israelites freedom to return to their land.
They returned from Persia in the spring of 456 BC, but the Jews missed the prophecy of Messiah, anointing in the 69th week of years (Daniel 9:25) when Y’shua Christ was anointed by the Holy Spirit at his baptism, John 1:29-33.
The Jewish leaders felt threatened by a young prophet. If He were coming as a king to give them victory over the Romans, it would have been great, but victory over sin and selfishness wasn’t what they were looking for. They missed the prophetic role echoed first by Abraham that “God will provide Himself a lamb.” Genesis 22:8.
Isaiah 53 also showed this role as a suffering servant and a video by a university professor shows how Christ fulfilled 300 prophecies in the YouTube linked below
Because of Jewish rejection, the jubilee in 35 AD was not significant, but if we come 40 more jubilees, (40 x49 = 1960) added to 35 AD = 1995, the 50th—the Jubilee of Jubilees when Pope John Paul spoke to the UN on the Day of Atonement—the same day that Jubilee was to be proclaimed in Leviticus 25:9,10.
Then there was a 20-year gap from John Paul’s UN visit to Pope Francis who also went to the UN on the Day of Atonement in 2015. WHY a 20-year gap?
Peter says, “Be not ignorant, 1000 years are like a day, a day is like 1000 years, God is not slack…the day of the Lord will come.” 2Peter 3:8-10.
If we integrate the jubilees into the 1000 years, 490 years is 10 jubilees + 490 more = 980. There are 20 years left over–signaled by the pope’s visits at the end!
But that was in 2015; why 2017? If we divide 1000 by 7, there’s a remainder of 6. 2015 when the pope came was the 6th year in the sabbatical cycle. 2016 was the 7th (sabbatical year). 2017 is the 1st year of a week of years enabling the end-time tribulation period to begin as a unit.
The conquest of Jericho supports this. Israel went around the city six times in six days and blew a trumpet each time, but on the 7th day, they went around 7 times.
The six days for the six trumpets of Revelation 8 and 9, and the 7th day with 7 trips are like 7 last plagues in Revelation 16. The 7 last plagues must coincide with a sabbatical year when Christ ceases His mediation. 2017 is a window for end-times to begin. In this context of 1000 years as a day, God is not slack the day of the Lord will come. 2Pet 3:8-10
Additional reasons for a 7-year ending include:
#1. 7 years for Joseph’s famine. The dream “doubled” by cows and corn suggest once in history and again at the end.
#2. Babylon was humbled for 7 years in Daniel 4.
#3. Jericho’s fall was like Babylon in end-times, 7 days/yrs.