>> Thursday, August 5, 2010
This is an interesting prophecy that I read in a book. This prophecy doesn’t prove anything, but it is just interesting that it happened to come out this way. Is this a significant prophecy? I will leave that up for you to decide.
Ezekiel 4:3-6 says, “Then take an iron pan, place it as an iron wall between you and the city and turn your face toward it. It will be under siege, and you shall besiege it. This will be a sign to the house of Israel. Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the house of Israel upon yourself. You are to bear their sin for the number of days as the years of their sin. So for 390 days, you will bear the sin of the house of Israel. After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin of the house of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.”
If you noticed that God has decreed punishment for Israel for 390 days and 40 days which is 430 days. He then says that each day will be a year.
Therefore, 430 years of captivity has been decreed for Israel.
In Jeremiah 25:11 it says, “This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.”
Israel was in captivity from 606BC to 536BC for 70 years. Therefore, you can subtract that 70 years from 430 and you arrive at 360 years.
In Leviticus 26:18 it says, “If after all this you will not listen to me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over.”
So, if Israel didn’t listen to God and God punished them 7 times over, then you can multiply the 360 years by 7 and you end up with 2,520 years.
The Jewish people had a different calendar so you should convert the 2,520 to the Jewish calendar.
2520*360 (Jewish Calendar)=907,200 and divide 907,200 by our calendar of 365.25 you get 2483.80 years.
The Babylonian captivity ended at 536BC so if you take 2483.8-536 and + 1 (because there isn’t any zero AD) you end up with:
1948 which is the year of the rebirth of Israel.