“THE SEVENTH DAY?”
Note: This is more of a nuts and bolts paper, I basically break down the amount of years from Adam to Today, I take a little license here and there toward the end, because I don’t have all month to research this, just a passing saturday morning thought compelled me to write this. But it is cool none the less. I hope you enjoy it. Peace Jacob
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
The number seven has long been known to be a number of completion. Why the number seven you say? Well seven is important in many societies, our daily life, physiology, chemistry, the list goes on and on. Let me just show you, how pervasive the number seven is with this list below.
1) Seven Days to every week
2) Seven Continents
3) Seven Chakras
4) Seven phases of the moon
5) Seven colors in a rainbow
6) Seven divisions of the brain
7) Seven functions of the nervous system
8) Seven major metals
9) Seven major organs
10) Seven notes in a music scale
11) Seven places you physically exist in the world, north, south, east, west, up, down, where you are now.
12) Seven steps “scientific method”:1) problem, 2) research, 3) hypothesis, 4) experiment, 5) data, 6) results, 7) conclusion
I’d like to end with the “scientific method” because it is also our spiritual quest method. 1) the problem arises “who am I?” 2) We begin to seek out answers 3) We begin to theorise ideas of what God is and is not 4) We put these beliefs to practice, we try to live by them 5) Our experiences and the experiences and beliefs of others are calculated into equation 6) We look over all we have learned and experienced 7) We conclude that our beliefs are true.
But what many forget about the scientific method, is that often, conclusions have to change when new data is added into the equation. Then we must begin the spiritual quest method all over again. This is why we must never believe we know it all! We should always be testing, seeking, knocking, and finding more. For we know in part, until that which is perfect is come (we know in part, into the full truth is revealed to us).
My point is, it should be easy to see, why seven is such a significant number. And in almost every case, the number SEVEN marks the conclusion of a matter. I’m not just talking about God finishing creation on the sixth day and resting on the seventh… I’m talk about that seventh inning stretch, because that is what we are entering into baby! The SEVENTH DAY – The day of God’s rest. Right now we are being completed. This is why so many are having such trouble, this is why the world seems to be going all cooky! As a woman who travails in birth, so are we, and that new creation is going to be born.
Now this simple essay, is not going to blow anyone away who is looking for allegory and symbolism. But this is something the “literalists” of the world will LOVE! However, my closing thought I don’t believe they will find so comforting.
Years ago, I did an experiment. A thought came to mind.
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.
A DAY is a Thousand years? – What did this mean? So the idea hits me “Years and years ago” – WHAT IF I CAN CALCULATE USING THE BIBLE that from ADAM to JESUS is five thousand years, and another two thousand years to today… Meaning, that from ADAM to TODAY, would bring us to that SEVENTH DAY!
So that is what I am going to do for you all. The way I figured out how to do this, was to use the age of each individual when they gave birth to another, for example ADAM was 130 when he gave birth to SETH. Meaning “Adam’s Generation” was only around 130 years when Seth was born, and so on and so on… So below is the fascinating calculations. It will make you scratch your head and go HHHHHHMMMNNN! 🙂
1) ADAM to SETH -Genesis 5:3 = 130 Years
2) SETH to ENOS – Genesis 5:6 = 105 years
3) ENOS to CAINAN – Gen 5:9 = 90 years
4) CAINAN to MAHALALEEL – Gen 5:12 = 70 years
5) MAHALALEEL to JARED – Gen 5:15 = 65 years
6) JARED to ENOCH – Gen 5:18 = 162 years
7) ENOCH to METHUSELAH – Gen 5:21 = 65 years
8) METHUSELAH to LAMECH – Gen 5:25 = 187 years
9) LAMECH to NOAH – Gen 5:28 = 82 years
Now this is where it gets tricky. Because it says that Noah had his sons are five hundred years old, but the trick is finding SHEM, and when he had his son, how old he was, and an important detail included in Gen. about this.
10These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
We see here that SHEM was 100 years old when he had Arphaxad, TWO YEARS after the flood. The good news is, we are given the exact amount of years from noah to the Flood. Let’s continue. It should be noted by the way that 4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. – that’s right 7th month, 7th day the ARC (that which contains LIFE/SPIRIT OF GOD) RESTS! On mount ARarat of all places, ARARAT means appropriately “the cursed reversed” – look it up 🙂 – But back to our study.
10) NOAH to END OF FLOOD – Gen 8: 13 = 601 years
11) SHEM was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad TWO YEARS after FLOOD: = 2 years
12) ARPHAXAD to SALAH – gen 11:12 = 35 years
13) SALAH to EBER – Gen 11:14 = 30 years
14) EBER to PELEG – Gen 11:16 = 34 years
15) PELEG to REU – Gen 11:18 = 30 years
16) REU to SERUG – Gen 11:20 = 32 years
17) SERUG to NAHOR – Gen 11:22 = 30 years
18) NAHOR to TERAH – Gen 11:24 = 29 years
19) TERAH to ABRAM – Gen 11:26 = 70 years (This may be off by a couple of years)
20) ABRAHAM to ISAAC – Gen 21:5 =100 years
21) ISAAC to JACOB – Gen 25:26 = 60 years
22) JACOB to JOSEPH – = 91 years
How I got this was is a litte tricky, so I called upon the help of “specialityinterests.net” for this next explanation: We know that Jacob died at age 147 (Gen. 47:28), further do we know that Joseph was 30 years old when Pharaoh elevated him to second in power in Egypt (Gen. 41:46). Right at that time when Joseph was 30 years of age the 7 years of plenty began (Gen. 41:47) and Joseph harvested and stored the grain. This was followed by the 7 years of drought during which Jacob and his family moved to Egypt when he was 130 years old (Gen. 47:9). Calculation: (147 (Gen. 47:9) – 17 (Gen. 47:28)= 130). The year Jacob moved to Egypt was after the 2nd year in the drought (Gen. 45:6) before Jacob moved his whole family to Goshen. That would make the age of Joseph 39 when he met his father again and 56 years of age (39 + 17 = 56) when his father Jacob died. Joseph died when he was 110 years old (Gen. 50:22). Therefore Jacob was, 147 – 17 – 39 = 91 years of age when Joseph was born
FROM ADAM to the BIRTH of JOSEPH = 2,100 years
Now what is interesting about this, is one day many years ago I was thinking on something Joseph said right after the famine started.
For these TWO YEARS hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest
I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be cool, if that TWO YEARS, was symbolic of two thousand years since ADAM (the beginning of ADAM’S GENERATION) and that for another FIVE YEARS – meant another Five Thousand which would bring us up to TODAY. Meaning the FAMINE for SEVEN YEARS, has been going on since the very beginning of this GENERATION OF ADAM (Humanity) – If you have “ears to hear” it, Jesus said this GENERATION will not pass away until all is accomplished.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Wouldn’t it be something if there really was NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.
So it’s been two thousand years from ADAM to JOSEPH… well what about up to Jesus? And then us?
23) JOSEPH to his death – Gen 50:26 = 110 years
(I have not narrowed down the exact time between Joseph’s death, and Israel’s captivity, but we can assume that it didn’t happen overnight. Time had to have passed)
24) Israel captive until Moses sets them free: Exudos 12:41 = 430 years
25) Israel in wilderness – Exudos 16:35 = 40 years
An important thing to note, was they WANDERED until all the “men of war” were killed off. This is symbolic of how our wilderness journey, we will continue to wander in the wilderness of our lives until ever last thing we learned in egypt is gone, and peace resides in our heart.
For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
And remember, just because we enter the promise land, doesn’t mean we posses it. We can enter into a great understanding, but until it because experience and we “OWN IT” and nothing can separate us from it, then we don’t posses it. So once again, time will pass between when Israel enters the promise land, and they actually possess it and defeat all their enemies.
I am going to end this essay with the idea that, if ISRAEL possessed the Promise land, 3000 YEARS after ADAM comes on the scene… That would be the 3rd day, wouldn’t it?
But it would be another 2000 years until Jesus is BORN, which man believe is around 9/11 3 BC – there is debate over the actual birth of Jesus, but many state it may very well be 3 BC on September 11. So for conspiracy theorists sake, let’s go with the commonly held 3BC 9/11 belief.
Here is the reason. If it is FIVE THOUSAND YEARS to the birth of Jesus at 3BC. That would be the 5th day. COOL RIGHT?
The number 5 has long been represented as the NUMBER of GRACE.
And what does Jesus bring again?
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
But on the fifth day is when God made ANIMALS. Scripture tells us that Men are brute beasts… The number 5 in Hebrew means “strength, to take hold, contraction of five fingers” – Five senses, Five fingers and toes on each hand and foot. FIVE is a significant number.
So we can easily see that from ADAM to JESUS is about 5000 YEARS. But it does get cooler, if the 6BC 9/11 date is right on target.
Because that would mean, 2000 years later on 9/11/03 we would enter the SEVENTH DAY!
Two years after 9/11 when TWINS were thrown to the ground and three thousand people were swallowed by the earth, right near the Golden Bull of Wall street… – Sound familiar?
Now the question is how do we know, that from Joseph to Jesus to Us, is the right amount of time. Now, early this morning, I wasn’t planning on doing an exhaustive study on this. And so I brought you up to where I brought you… But I knew there was a missing piece to this puzzle. I wanted to give all of you hard data to work with, so it wasn’t guestimation, but from the scriptures themselves. But I couldn’t remember, the key to doing that. So I basically, let God with that thought.
Then around noon, after I already finished this article I remember a request that Marshall Kinney sent me, saying “Call me.” He had some revelation to share I was sure. So I called him, and low and behold, just what was he and a friend studying GENERATIONS… And he mentions the very scripture that I needed…. WITHOUT ME EVER TELLING HIM I NEEDED IT! Then I explained how cool that was, about the paper I had written and how he just mentioned the key to solving the problem essay (In my opinion) of course… So HERE IT IS!
Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
You see with this verse, I can take us from Abraham to Christ accurately.
From ADAM to ABRAHAM = 1,849 YEARS
This verse from Matthew, tells us then all we need to do is figure out what 42 generations are…
Now to find the GENERATION, how many years. We do a simple search and find…
Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
That means between 70 and 80 (depending) is how long a generation is. As a score is 20 people. So let’s split it right down the middle and call it 75.
So a generation is 75 years, 42 generations from Abraham to Christ. From Adam to Abraham is 1849… Wouldn’t it be cool, if 75 times 42 gave us a number that brought us up to 5000 years?
Well 75 years times 42 generations = 3150 years.
You add 1849 plus 3150 and you get… wait for it 🙂
4999 YEARS before CHRIST IS BORN.
There it is in black and white! The Bible accurately describes the years from ADAM to CHRIST as 5000 years, and you can’t argue differently…
Now here we are TWO THOUSAND YEARS later… And that must then mean, it has been 7000 years since ADAM, and WE (THIS GENERATION) have entered into that 7TH DAY. If a day is a thousand years literally, which you all know I’m not a huge fan of LOL… Just kidding.
Now isn’t that amazing, that I knew there had to be an answer. I didn’t have the answer when I first wrote the paper, BUT KNEW THERE WAS AN EASY WAY SOMEWHERE… Then a simply phone call later, and WHAMO PAPER IS NOW COMPLETE!
POINT MADE ETC!!!!!!
But I digress…
What does any of this have to do with anything, really? Well it could very well be the reason so many people are starting to wake up to the Truth. It could be the reason people like Rob Bell are writing books about how a God of love couldn’t subject us to infinite torture… “It’s about time Rob, welcome to the party, but there is still so much more to go.”
Could it be, that Satan/That Serpent/CARNAL MIND of ours may (as scripture states) be bound right now, so we can WAKE UP and ENTER INTO THIS REST.
1And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Eh who knows, who cares really, all that really matter is what God is doing in our life, and in our thinking/hearts. Maybe if we are in that SEVENTH day, we should do as God did, and look at all that has been created in our lives, and say, HEY IT’S PRETTY GOOD! Understand God is in control and buckle up and enjoy the ride.
In any event, there you have a little history lesson, mixed in with a little conspiracy and hopefully a revelation or two. So are we in the SEVENTH DAY? If a day is like a Thousand years, from Adam to Today is around that time don’t you think?
So there you have it, fun with dates, times, and numbers. Jacob
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