The 2017 Jubilee Rapture?
12th-century rabbi predicted Israel's future
JERUSALEM – Judah Ben Samuel was a legendary and prolific German rabbi of the 12th century who made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that came true.
Judah Ben Samuel, also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious), lived and worked from the end of the 12th century until the beginning of the 13th century in Regensburg, authoring a number of books in the German language.
Ludwig Schneider of Israel Today magazine has translated some of his work into English over the last few years, including “The Book of the Pious – Sefer Hasidim” and the “Book of Calculations – Sefer Gematriyot.”
Following the Christian crusades to the Holy Land, between 1096-1270, a regular correspondence developed between the Jews in the Holy Land and the Christian West. Thus, for example, the rabbis in Worms and Regensburg in Germany knew that Saladin’s Ayyubids had been ruling in the Holy Land since 1187.
At this time, Judah Ben Samuel published the results of his biblical calculations (Gematria) and astrological observations and summarized as follows: “When the Ottomans (Turks) – who were already a power to be reckoned with on the Bosporus in the time of Judah Ben Samuel – conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”
One jubilee is 50 years (Leviticus 25). It is the 50th year after seven times seven years, the year in which each person should regain ownership of his or her land. Ben Samuel’s calculations were purely theoretical; there was absolutely no sign at that time of their being fulfilled. He himself was not able to experience their fulfillment, for it was only 300 years after his death that the first of his predictions were to come true.
The Mamluks, who had been reigning in Jerusalem since 1250, were conquered in 1517 (a Jubilee Year) by the Ottoman Turks. They remained for eight jubilees (8 x 50 = 400 years), that is to say they were in Jerusalem for 400 years. Exactly 400 years later, in 1917 (a Jubilee Year), the Ottoman Turks were conquered by the British. The League of Nations conferred the Mandate for the Holy Land and Jerusalem to the British. Thus, from 1917, under international law, Jerusalem was no-man’s land.
Then, when Israel captured Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967 (a Jubilee Year), exactly one jubilee (50 years) after 1917, Jerusalem reverted to Jewish-Israeli ownership once again. Thereby, according to the prophecies of Judah Ben Samuel, the Messianic End Times began.
Many scholars have studied and made reference to Judah Ben Samuel’s writings in an effort to understand how he reached his conclusions. Among those referencing Ben Samuel were Rabbi Isaac Ben Solomon Luria, a mystic dealing with the messianic world (Jerusalem, 1531-1572, Safed); Joseph Solomon Delmegido (1591 Candia – 1655 Prague), a mathematician and astronomer (“Mazref le-Chochma”), Azulai I (1724-1806), a famed bibliographer; Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865), a Bible scholar; historian Heinrich Graetz (1817-1891); and Torah scholar Jacob Epstein (1925-1993).
The secret of how Judah Ben Samuel arrived at such accurate predictions has less to do with the actual calculations than it does with the fact that he had consecrated his life to God. His pupils Rabbi Isaac ben Moses (Vienna), Rabbi Baruch ben Samuel (Mainz) and Rabbi Simcha (Speyer) testify that Ben Samuel was a model of abstinence and selflessness and was awaiting with a burning desire the coming of the Messiah.
Ben Samuel was often called “Light of Israel.” Even bishops came to him for advice. If anyone asked him where his wisdom came from he would answer, “The prophet Elijah, who will precede the Messiah, appeared to me and revealed many things to me and emphasized that the precondition for answered prayer is that it is fueled by enthusiasm and joy for the greatness and holiness of God.”
But to recap the astonishing predictions: In AD 1217 (a Jubilee Year) this scholarly and pious rabbi prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. Now, keep in mind, he made this prediction 300 years before the Ottoman Turks seized control of Jerusalem in 1517. If indeed 1217 and 1517 were jubilee years as Judah Ben Samuel believed, then his prophecy was exactly right, because exactly 400 years after the Turks took control of Jerusalem they were driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby – on Hanukkah, by the way.
But it gets more interesting still.
The rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the Holy Land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation.
Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.
It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire West Bank of the Holy Land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.
It certainly would be significant if both 1917 and 1967 were Jubilee years, considering the significance of what happened in Jerusalem on those years. But it gets even more interesting, because Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. If he’s right, the 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded at the end of 2017 when Jesus comes back from heaven to rule and reign with His Bride (now His wife) for 1,000 years! The odds that all these events happen by random chance are over 1 quad trillion to one!
In conclusion, the year 2017 is truly your last year on planet earth! After 2017, you will be spending eternity in either Heaven or Hell!
Jesus died and was resurrected in 17 AD!
Some historical facts indicate that Jesus died and was resurrected in 17AD not 33 AD.
Amazingly, the Hebrew feast days all occurred in the same days in 17AD as they did in 33 AD.
I'm going to prevent some historical facts. Then, upon seeing these facts, you will see the year Jesus died and was resurrected was 17 AD, a jubilee year. This, in turn, is the final confirmation that 2017 is also a jubilee year, and the year Jesus is returning to Earth.
Fact 1: According to Luke 3:1, John began his ministry in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar. This was also the year Jesus was baptized by John and begins his 70-week Ministry.
The question is, when exactly was the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar?
Fact 2: According to one of the most authoritative histories of the Roman Empire entitled Romaika by Dio Cassus, a solar eclipse was said to be a portent that Augustus would die. Most historians say that Augustus died in 14AD.
However, astronomical data shows no solar eclipses visible from the Roman Empire occurred from 11 to 14 AD. There was a total solar eclipse visible from Italy as a partial solar eclipse on June 30th, 10 AD.
Thus, if Augustus died in August of 10 AD rather than
the General accepted August of 14 AD, the partial solar eclipse would have
happened about 2 months prior to his death and would have been seen as a clear
portent of his death.
Thus, Augustus died in 10 AD.
Fact 3: According to Ronald L Conte Jr. who wrote the book important dates in the life of Jesus and Mary, Tiberius came to power 10 years before Augustus died and co reigned with Augustus for 10 years. To see the many historical viewpoints he uses to prove this, please see this link: http://www.biblicalchronology.com/tiberius.htm
So, based on the above 3 simple facts, we can conclude that Tiberius rose to power and co reigned with Augustus in 1 AD. Technically, Tiberius was appointed by Augustus to co-reign with him on June 26th, 1 BC but the Romans did not count the first year of an Emperor's Reign until the new calendar year began. At this point the Romans were using the Julian calendar, which started on January 1st. So 1 AD would have been the first year of Tiberius reign.
Augustus then died shortly after a partial solar eclipse visible from the Roman Empire in 10 AD, leaving Tiberius as the sole Caesar. Thus, Tiberius' 15th year of his Reign would have been in the year 15AD.
I think it is obvious that Jesus was crucified and was resurrected at Passover 17 AD. It makes complete logical sense that Jesus would have been killed and resurrected in a jubilee year. Thus, I think it is obvious that the year 17 AD was a jubilee year.
Counting forward by 50's, we see that both 1967, the year Israel took back Jerusalem and 2017 are both Jubilee years.
We now have the final confirmation that Jesus will be returning to Earth in late 2017 to set up his 1,000-year kingdom!
According to Luke 3:1, John begins his ministry at some point in 15 AD, as this would have been the 15th year of Tiberius reign. It is likely John begin his ministry around Passover a 15 AD and baptized Jesus during the fall feasts of 15AD, then skipping forward 70 weeks would bring us to Passover of 17AD.
Remember the huge earthquake that occurred at the time of Jesus’ death on the cross?
According to author AJ Woodman who wrote the book Ancient Historiography and Its Contents: Studies in Honour, a devastating earthquake that overthrew 12 cities including Sardis happened in the year 17AD.
Also Pliny, the ancient historian, refers to the greatest earthquake in the world history occurring in the year 17AD. In contrast, there is absolutely no recorded earthquake occurring anywhere around the dates of 30 to 33 AD when Jesus commonly believed to have been crucified. I think it is obvious that Jesus was crucified and resurrected at Passover 17 AD. It makes complete logical sense that Jesus would be killed and resurrected in a jubilee year. Thus, I think it is obvious that the year 17AD was a jubilee year.
We now have the final confirmation that Jesus will be returning to Earth with his bride, 2000 years (40 Jubilees) after he was crucified and resurrected, at the last part of 2017!
What events will happen between now and January 1st 2018?
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord - 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17”.
Notice that there are two events spaced apart by time: First, the dead in Christ shall rise first and then we who are alive shall be caught up. Does the Bible give any indication as to how long we will have to remain on earth before we are caught up together with them in the clouds? I believe that it does for we read:
“Fear none of those things which thou shall suffer: You shall have tribulation for ten days.” Revelation 2: 10
In the parable of the 10-Virgins we read:
“While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” (Something freaks the Virgins to get their act together or they will be left behind.)
“Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said unto the wise, give us of your oil (Oil means the Holy Spirit, for we are commanded: “Be filled with the Holy Spirit!”); for our lamps are gone out.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.”- Matthew 25:5-12.
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Absolutely nothing is more important in life than being born again of the Spirit of God, knowing Him personally, being saved from eternal death and judgment, and knowing for sure that you are going to heaven, experiencing God's pardon, purpose, peace, power. These are all a blessing of grace (unmerited favor) provided by the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ (Hebrew: Yeshua haMeschiah).
This is the "gospel," which literally means "good news." It truly is "the most joyful news ever announced," as the angels proclaimed at His birth some 2,000 years ago.
Some say that this free gift of grace offered by God is too good to be true. Well, it is good, and it is true. Only an infinitely loving and all-powerful God could have conceived of this! Others say that all this surely cannot be free, and we have to add something to it. Cults and non-Christian religions always try to add to it, an offense to God and what His Son did.
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1. ROMANS 3:23 – “We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
2. ROMANS 6:23 – “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.”
Romans: Chapter 10 verse 9-10-13
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shall be
Saved. For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession
is made unto Salvation. For whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord shall be Saved…….
Eternal Life and your ticket to Heaven is a prayer away,
PRAY THIS PRAYER OUT LOUD TO GOD:
“Heavenly Father, I know that I have broken
your laws and my sins have separated me
from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want
to turn away from my past sinful life
toward You. Please forgive me, and help
me avoid sinning again. I believe that
Your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins,
was resurrected from the dead, is alive,
and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to
become the Lord of my life, to rule and
reign in my heart from this day forward.
Please send your Holy Spirit to help me
obey You, and to do Your will for the rest
of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Did you say the prayer from YOUR heart? Then, congratulations YOUR name has been written in Heaven’s Book of Life and YOU are saved from an eternity in The Lake of Fire (Rev: 20:15)! If YOU died today, Heaven would be your new home!
If you have received Christ into your heart, I
welcome you to the Kingdom of God. All the
angels in Heaven rejoice whenever one soul is
saved. Now, your job as a Christian is to learn
about God, and obey Him. Read your Bible every
day, and you will be like a tree planted by a spring,
never thirsting. You will grow in knowledge and
wisdom, and your relationship and closeness with
your God will become the meaning of your life.
Please, find a good church, and get baptized in
the name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy
Spirit immediately. Learn the teachings of Christ,
and follow Him everyday. Remember, loving God
and loving people is a Christian’s role in this dark
and hurting world. We are commanded to go into
all the world and preach the gospel to save souls.
Do not delay, save today!
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What you're about to read is hard to believe. .
going to examine the place the Bible calls hell. We'll present documented
evidence for a place called hell. Don't take what you're going to read lightly.
If what you read is true — YOU COULD BE IN
Several years ago a book was published, entitled Beyond Death's Door by Dr. Maurice Rawlings. Dr. Rawlings, a specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, resuscitated many people who had been clinically dead. Dr. Rawlings, a devout atheist, "considered all religion "hocus-pocus" and death nothing more than a painless extinction". But something happened in 1977 that brought a dramatic change in the life of Dr. Rawlings! He was resuscitating a man, terrified and screaming — descending down into the flames of hell:
"Each time he
regained heartbeat and respiration, the patient screamed, "I am in hell!" He was terrified and pleaded with me to help him. I was scared to
death. . . Then I noticed a genuinely alarmed look on his face. He had a
terrified look worse than the expression seen in death! This patient had a
grotesque grimace expressing sheer horror! His pupils were dilated, and he was
perspiring and trembling — he looked as if his hair was "on end."
Then still another strange thing happened. He said,"Don't you understand? I am in hell. . . Don't let me go back to hell!" . . .the man was serious, and it finally occurred to me that he was indeed in trouble. He was in a panic like I had never seen before."
(Maurice Rawlings, Beyond Death's Door,(Thomas Nelson Inc., 1979) p. 3).
Rawlings said, no one, who could have heard his screams and saw the look of
terror on his face could doubt for a single minute that he was actually in a
place called hell!
The Bible continually warns of a place called hell. There are over 162 references in the New Testament alone which warns of hell. And over 70 of these references were uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ!
Dr. Maurice Rawlings
"To Hell and Back"
HELL IS A PLACE OF FIRE!
The man in Luke 16:24 cries: ". . .I am
tormented in this FLAME."
In Matthew 13:42, Jesus says: "And shall cast them into a FURNACE OF FIRE: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
In Matthew 25:41, Jesus says: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting FIRE,. . ."
Revelation 20:15 says, " And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE."
THE BIBLE GIVES THE LOCATION OF HELL
When Jesus Christ died on the cross, He descended into hell. In Acts 2, Peter is speaking, verse 31, " . . . seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in HELL"
When Jesus Christ died His soul went into hell.
And in Matthew 12:40, Jesus Christ says:
"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the HEART OF THE EARTH. "
Bible is clear — Hell is inside the earth!
Ephesians 4:9, says of Jesus: "Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the LOWER PARTS OF THE EARTH."
On page 85 of Beyond Death’s Door, Dr. Rawlings writes patients who described hell said, ". . . this place seems to be UNDERGROUND or WITHIN THE EARTH in some way."
Scientist and Bible teacher, Henry Morris also agrees the Bible plainly teaches that hell is in this earth:
far as we can tell from Scripture, the present hell, is somewhere in the heart
of the earth itself. It is also called 'the pit' (Isa. 14:9, 15: Ezek.
32:18-21) and 'the abyss' (Rev. 9:2). . .
The writers certainly themselves believed hell to be real and geographically 'beneath' the earth's surface. . .
To say this is not scientific is to assume science knows much more about the earth's interior than is actually the case. The great 'pit' [hell] would only need to be about 100 miles or less in diameter to contain, with much room to spare, all the forty billion or so people who have ever lived, assuming their 'spiritual' bodies are the same size as their physical bodies."
(Henry M. Morris, The Bible Has the Answer, p. 220)
The Birmingham News, April 10, 1987 had an
article entitled "Earth's Center Hotter Than Sun's Surface, Scientists
Say". The article stated that scientists have recently discovered, "THE
EARTH'S INNER CORE HAS A TEMPERATURE OF OVER 12,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT!"
Have you seen pictures of a volcano erupting, spewing a lake of fire from inside the earth — consuming everything within miles just from the heat? When Mount St. Helens erupted in May 18, 1980, it was described by reporters, "when HELL surfaced upon the earth." The book, Volcanoes, Earth's Awakening (p.91) describes an erupting volcano as "descent into HELL".
Thousands of years ago, the Bible described a place called hell in the heart of the earth that matches exactly what science is discovering.