Counting the Omer to the Last Week of Daniel
Young Israeli soldiers at the Western Wall in 1967, and now, 2009.
Counting of the prophetic omer begins with June, 1967, the recapture of Jerusalem.
Yeshua, Jesus, said that the generation that saw this, and other signs, would not pass away until all things had been fulfilled.
Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh:
*** Israel is the fig tree. It has already been born in 1948. It put forth leaves in the summer (June), when it was mature (1967).
Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Jesus meant that this generation of soldiers would live to see what they offered their lives for – a free Israel, ready to receive their Messiah – the greatest harvest Israel could ever hope for.
Daniel’s prophecy of the last week, of 70 weeks:
Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Dan 9:27 And he [the prince that shall come] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week [the last week]: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
The Last week and First Fruits
The book of Revelation (Chapter 7) indicates that the 144,000 (First Fruits to the Lord) are to be sealed before the Time of Trouble.
The Feast of First Fruits is Shavuot, which is 50 days after Passover.
Counting the omer to First Fruits.
Shavuot commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits).
We count each of the days from the second day of Passover to the day before Shavu’ot, 49 days or 7 full weeks, hence the name of the festival.
The counting of the omer is over when we get to the 50th day, which is Shavuot itself.
The countdown of 49 years starts June, 1967
In Israel’s history:
Shavuot occurred on June 15, 1967 — just a few days after the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem in the Six Day War (June 5-10, inclusive)
This marked the maturity of the generation of Israel that had reborn (returned to homeland) in 1948.
Relationship of Shavuot, counting of the omer, and the prophetic First Fruits for Israel on the Hebrew calendar:
It has now been 42 years since the liberation of Jerusalem.
YHVH – God is counting the omer:
God’s puzzle for us – can we predict (somewhat) the time of Jacob’s trouble, and the last week, using the feast of First Fruits, and counting the omer?
Will June 12, 2016 be significant in prophecy?
Counting the omer stops on June 11, 2016, and June 12, 2016 will be the beginning of the 50th year
since the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967.
On the Hebrew calendar, the First Fruits is the last spring feast for 3 ½ months before the Fall Feasts.
Does 2016 represent the beginning of the “last week” of Daniel, the middle of it, or the end of it?
If June 12, 2016 is the beginning of the week, then the “last week” of Daniel starts in June, 2016.
If June 12, 2016 is the middle of the week, then the “last week” of Daniel starts about December 12, 2012.
If June 12, 2016 is the end of the week, then the “last week” of Daniel starts in June, 2009.
Remember, that in any harvest, the first fruits are “first,” and not the “only” fruits, meaning there is “the rest” of the harvest to come.
Remember, that Jacob’s trouble is only 3 ½ years, or 42 months. Daniel speaks of one week., or 7 years.
My definition of the “last week” – 3 ½ years are accounted for – the others are not specifically given- it just adds up to 7 years:
Since First Fruits occur before the 3 1/2 months of summer, and before the Fall Feasts, I am assuming that the First Fruits (Shavuot) of 2016 (who are the 144,000) will precede the 3 1/2 years of Jacob’s trouble.
This would also mean that the 6 seals would come before 2016 as well.
Remember also, that the popular date, December 21, 2012 is not a biblical date, but a Mayan one.
This world was created on God’s calendar, not the Mayan, and He promised a new heaven, a new earth, and eternal life for those who trust in Him.
So, will the 1967 Jerusalem date calculations be useful in evaluating what will happen next?
We will soon find out.
Note: I could be off by a year here, also.
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