Christian Churches of God
The Golden Jubilee and the Millennium
(Edition 1.5 20060923-20160929)
The Golden Jubilee or the Fiftieth Jubilee since the Restoration of the Temple by order of Darius in 423 and under Ezra and Nehemiah by the Jubilee of 374/3 commences on 1 Abib of the First year of the 121st Jubilee or 2028. The Jubilee ends in 2077 CE. This Jubilee is the beginning of the Seventh Millennium since the closure of the Garden of Eden and the end of the formal rule of Satan. By this date in 2027 Satan’s rule has been cut short and he will be imprisoned, with the fallen Host, in Tartarus for one thousand years. This period commences the final phase of the Key of David and the restoration of the Temple and the administrative system in Jerusalem.
The Golden Jubilee and the Millennium
The Key of David is concerned with the Restoration of the Temple system. There are a number of phases to that Key that are examined and outlined in the paper Rule of the Kings Part III: Solomon and the Key of David (No. 282C), and especially in the phases that are listed in the appendices.
The dating of the prophecy in Daniel 9:25-27 is important to this problem. The year of the decree was with the reign of Darius II in 423 BCE. This was the First year of the Jubilee, and the Jubilee ended with the Restoration under Ezra and Nehemiah at the end of the seven weeks of years and the Reading of the Law. This aspect is covered in the papers Reading the Law with Ezra and Nehemiah (No. 250) and Outline Timetable of the Age (No. 272).
The actual sequence of the construction is covered in the paper The Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of the Temple (No. 13).
1 Abib in 423/2 to 30 Adar in 2077 is 50 Jubilees, or 2500 years from the first year of the first Jubilee to the last day of the 50th Jubilee. Thus the Jubilee beginning in 2028 and ending in 2077 is the Fiftieth or Golden Jubilee from the commencement of the construction of the Temple in the second year of Darius the Persian, as explained in Ezra chapter 4.
The prophet Haggai deals with this year and the construction of the Temple (see the paper Commentary on Haggai (No. 021J)).
This is an important aspect of the Key of David.
The Sign of Jonah and the seventy weeks of years ended in its first phase at the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE when the Romans surrounded Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple. Then later Vespasian ordered the closure of the Temple at Leontopolis, which was the last remaining physical sacrifice of Judah in the world. As Jonah went a day’s journey into Nineveh and then preached for two days, so Christ was baptised by John the Baptist, and on John’s death after the Passover of 28 CE in the First year of the Jubilee Christ preached for two years and was killed to redeem humanity from sin.
Judah (with Edom who was now part of the Judean kingdom) was given forty years to repent, and Judah did not repent. From 1 Abib in 70 CE the Romans surrounded Jerusalem, and by Passover of 70 CE the siege was in place and the destruction of Judah was assured. This destruction and dispersion are explained in the paper War with Rome and the Fall of the Temple (No. 298).
The next phase of the Sign of Jonah was for Forty Jubilees of the Church in the Wilderness. That period went from 28 CE to 2027. That year is the 120th Jubilee and the end of the six thousand years of Satan’s rule from the closure of Eden.
The 120th Jubilee from 1978 to 2027 covers an amazing sequence of activity. The previous Jubilee from 1928 to 1977 covered the Holocaust and the Second World War. The Jubilee previous to that, from 1877 to 1927, saw World War I and the beginning of the end of The Fall of Egypt: the Prophecy of Pharaoh’s Broken Arms (No. 36). In 1916 the 2,520 years from the Battle of Carchemish and the establishment of Nebuchadnezzar commenced, and the last 80 years of that phase to the end of the Time of the Gentiles began in 1997. The invasion of Cambyses of Egypt was in 525 BCE, and 1997 marked the Seven Times to the end of that cycle.
1948 saw the establishment of the nation of Israel and its first war. 1967 saw the beginning of the Wars of the End centred on Israel. The significance of these dates and conflicts is explained in the papers The Last Thirty Years: the Final Struggle (No. 219); War of Hamon-Gog (No. 294); Commentary on Zechariah (No. 021K); World War III: Part 1 The Empire of the Beast (No. 299A) and WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B).
The Wars of the End involving the coalition of Israel and Judah began in 2001. This was in effect the beginning of World War III but most nations did not recognise it for what it was at that time. The dating and beginning sequence were given in the 1997 paper The Last Thirty Years: the Final Struggle (No. 219) and especially in the audio. That paper dealt with the outline of the last thirty years of this age, which is represented by the period called the Mourning for Moses. That period was from 1997 to 2027.
The period from 1967 to 1997 was the period represented by the period called the Mourning for Aaron, which occurred at the end of the forty years of Israel in the wilderness. That period had to do with the priesthood of God.
The period from 1987 to 2027 marked the period called the Measuring of the Temple. From Atonement in 1927 to Atonement in 1967 was the forty years of the Churches’ last period of grace. The 19-year time-cycle from 1967 to 1986 was the final period in which the last idol shepherd was given free reign, and then God began judgment at the House of God, which in aggregate is the Churches of God (see the papers Measuring the Temple (No. 137) and False Prophecy (No. 269)).
This time-frame was made to coincide with the physical nation of Israel, as the Church is the spiritual nation of Israel. They will be brought together over this period and will occupy Jerusalem with the Advent of the Messiah.
The Sanctification of the Nations began in 2006, which was the last twenty-one years of this age. It is represented by the first twenty-one days of the months of Abib and Tishri, the First and the Seventh months respectively (see the paper Sanctification of the Nations (No. 77)).
The year 2012 is a significant period in both biblical time-frames and also in pagan religious calendars. The period is forty years from the beginning of the warning to the Church for repentance in 1972, and forty decades from the last burning at the stake by the Inquisition in the UK (see the papers Forty Years for Repentance (No. 290) and The Inquisition in Britain: Forty Decades for Repentance (290B)).
The Inca and Mayan calendars end in this sacred year period from 2012 to 2013.
The period from 1607 to 2007 is forty decades from the expansion of the English-speaking people in their inheritance, beginning in 1607 with the founding of Jamestown in the Americas.
Mark Canada, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke writes:
America actually began in two different places for two different reasons. In 1607, some 100 men and boys sailing from England landed in present-day Virginia and founded Jamestown. Inspired by the success of Spanish explorers who had found gold in South America, these adventurers hoped to get rich. Instead of gold, however, they found a hostile environment that probably would have destroyed the colony, but for the resourcefulness of Captain John Smith, who managed to organize and motivate the settlers and save them from starvation. In 1620, a group of English men and women came to America with a different mission. Having given up on the Church of England, which they thought had become too much like the Catholic Church, these Separatist Puritans sought to establish an ideal church in America. Led by William Bradford, these Pilgrims arrived in present-day Massachusetts on a ship called the Mayflower.
These people were not Puritans they were the Pilgrim Fathers. They were Sabbatarians, called Brownists, after their leader who was a teacher at St. Olave’s Church in Surrey. They had fled to Holland for safety some few years before (see the paper The Dutch Connection of the Pilgrim Fathers (No. 264)). The Puritans who followed them persecuted them when they arrived.
Professor Canada continues:
Ten years later, John Winthrop led a different group of Puritans to the same general area, only this time with the plan of setting an example for the church back in England. Over the next century or so, Virginia and the Massachusetts Bay Colony were joined by other colonies, including Pennsylvania, settled largely by Quakers fleeing persecution in England; Connecticut, established by a man fleeing persecution by the Puritans in Massachusetts; Maryland, which the English king granted to an English Catholic named Lord Baltimore; and Georgia, which had been established for English debtors. [The Sabbatarians fled to Rhode Island.] By the 1760s, England and its 13 American colonies were quarreling over settlement, government, and taxes, especially those imposed by the Stamp Act of 1765. Finally, in 1775, skirmishes broke out in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. In 1776, Thomas Paine rallied colonists with a pamphlet called Common Sense, and Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Over the next five years, General George Washington led the Americans against the British. In 1781, a surrender of some 8,000 British troops at Yorktown, Virginia--coupled with growing resentment against the war in England--led the British to give up the colonies. England officially recognized American independence in the Treaty of Paris, negotiated by Benjamin Franklin and others in 1783. (Colonial America 1607-1783, 1999):
Australia was founded because the UK could no longer export convicts and the effects of the socially underprivileged to America.
The English-speaking people were given a task of correcting the errors of worship in the Trinitarian system, and were established for this purpose over a number of nations to take up the inheritance promised to Abraham within the Covenant of God. They have failed this task.
1607 to 2007 covers the 40 decades allowed for this process. The Time of Jacob’s Trouble is from the end of this process.
In 1619 the African slaves began arriving in the Americas. The nations were being brought into slavery. In 2019 from the Reading of the Law their descendants, under the Messianic system, will assist in the commencement of the captivity of all nations. Under Christ, the Church will “take captivity captive” and free the world of the bondage of sin and false religion.
The establishment of the Sabbatarian Church in the US in 1620 ends with the establishment of the system on a permanent basis in 2020 from Jerusalem. 2019/2020 begins the subjugation of the nations with the Rod of Iron given to the Church by Messiah.
This is the period spoken of by the prophet Malachi.
Malachi 4:1-6 "For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2: But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall. 3: And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the LORD of hosts. 4: "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and ordinances that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel. 5: "Behold, I will send you Eli'jah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. 6: And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse." (RSV)
The earth is warned but still it does not heed.
The elect are those who keep the Commandments of God and the Testimony and Faith of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17; 14:12).
The prophet Elijah warns the nations before they are subjugated (see also the paper The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135)).
The period from Abib 2012 to Tabernacles 2015 covers the 1260 days of the trial of the earth.
From 1972 to 1975 the Church was given 1260 days to deal with its problems and prophecy, and it failed its task by giving false prophecy. 2012 to 2015 covers the same period at the end of the forty years for repentance of the Church.
By this time the earth will be in serious damage and will require divine intervention.
From 2019 we will have seen the Witnesses and the Messianic system from the Reading of the Law. From 2019 to 2027 the planet will be brought to its knees under the Messiah and subjugated. This process is covered in the papers World War III: Part 1 The Empire of the Beast (No. 299A); WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B) and The Fall of Jericho (No. 142)).
From Atonement 2027 the world will be allocated its inheritance for the Millennium in all lands.
This action then commences the Golden Jubilee, or Jubilee of Jubilees.
The World in 2027
After twenty-five years of war what might we expect the world to be like?
The planet will be in the throes of the Millennial Warm Period (MilWP). That will be far worse than the last Medieval Warm Period (MWP).
Sea levels should be well over the previous seven-feet levels of the MWP and the Roman Warm Period (RWP).
The destruction of the planet will have taken over 25 years and the effects will continue on into that Jubilee.
The seas will be dead. The lands will be polluted and the population will be less than ten percent of its 2007 levels.
The long process of repair and restoration will be commenced.
Hadithic Islam, Rabbinical Judaism, and Trinitarian Christianity will be no more. Their ministers, imams and rabbis will be dead in the wars or converted to the true Faith. The only way out of the wars of the end is on our knees before God.
In 2026 and 2027 the nations will send their representatives to Jerusalem for the most important conferences in the history of the world.
Those that do not go there for the Reading of the Law will receive no rain in due season and suffer the plagues of Egypt. The nexus of the Law will be restored and the wages of sin will be obvious and immediate.
On the Tenth day of the Seventh month in the 49th year of the 120th Jubilee, or Sunday 20th September 2026, commencing from dark the previous day, the Jubilee year will commence.
Over that year the nations will be planned and organised into their inheritance. At Atonement in the Fiftieth year of the 120th Jubilee the Jubilee will be blown, and on the 23rd day of the Seventh month, immediately following the Last Great Day at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles, the restoration of lands will take place. All people will take up their inheritance within those lands.
They will commence ploughing and sowing for the first harvest of the millennial system at Passover in 2028. The major harvests of the Southern Hemisphere will be organised in accordance with their seasons and harvests. The Northern Hemisphere will be seriously damaged through the wars.
The earth will have to be restored from 2028 to 2077. This period will mark the change of the entire attitude and approach of the earth’s populace.
From 2028 the Temple system will be under the new priesthood of Melchisedek. The place of worship in Jerusalem will be commenced. This will be the millennial Temple and focal point of worship for the entire world.
The New Temple System
The nations have to be brought to the stage of repentance and sanctification. That process covers twenty-one years to the Jubilee in 2027.
That includes the entire priesthood of the planet purporting to speak for God and Christ.
The next phase is the sanctification of the Temple system in Jerusalem under the new priesthood. That process will involve the same procedures under the Key of David as experienced under David and Solomon (see the paper Rule of the Kings Part III: Solomon and the Key of David (No. 282C)). The forty years from 1987 to 2027 involve the preparation for the subjugation of the nations as it happened with David.
The next forty-year period in the Golden Jubilee, from 2028 to 2068, involves the building of the Temple and the administration in Jerusalem for the Reading of the Law in 2069, and in 2076 and 2077 in the Jubilee. The Temple itself will be built before that period and the refurbishment and the administration will end by those dates. The Law will be read each Sabbath year for the Sabbaths over the twenty-one years from 2028, i.e. in 2034, 2041, and 2048 in the sanctification process (cf. the paper Sanctification of the Nations (No. 77)).
The year 2034 is the same effect as 2012 in the sanctification of the nations. Similarly it applies to and for the individuals in the Church (see the paper Sanctification of the Simple and Erroneous (No. 291)).
From 2026 onwards the Law will be read every Sabbath year throughout the world in accordance with the command of God.
The Temple will be rebuilt in accordance with the spiritual and physical instructions laid down by God through Ezekiel.
Restoring the Earth
It is difficult to comprehend the devastation, much less envisage how it is to be restored.
The Bible is very specific about the extreme violence and the catastrophes that overtake the earth. Christ says that Scripture cannot be broken (Jn. 10:34-35).
Yet there are a series of opportunities given to mankind to repent of their errors and they do not repent. Many species pay the penalty for this obstinacy. The problems are outlined in the paper The Seven Trumpets (No. 141). These activities cover the phase called the seven vials of the wrath of God and none of this sequence needs to happen.
Over the Golden Jubilee the world will be restored, the rivers and waters renewed, and the earth will be at peace.
There will be trees to plant, water to be stored, food to be grown and harvested and livestock raised.
The same healing that comes through the City of God starts with the restoration in Jerusalem under Messiah, with and through the resurrection of the elect.
Revelation 22:2-4 Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2: through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3: There shall no more be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him; 4: they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads. (RSV)
The restoration of the planet is mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 47. The spiritual power that emanates from Christ in the Temple of God will heal the nations and the land and the seas.
Ezekiel 47:1-23 Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east); and the water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. 2: Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me round on the outside to the outer gate, that faces toward the east; and the water was coming out on the south side. 3: Going on eastward with a line in his hand, the man measured a thousand cubits, and then led me through the water; and it was ankle-deep. 4: Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water; and it was knee-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water; and it was up to the loins. 5: Again he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen; it was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be passed through. 6: And he said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?" Then he led me back along the bank of the river. 7: As I went back, I saw upon the bank of the river very many trees on the one side and on the other. 8: And he said to me, "This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah; and when it enters the stagnant waters of the sea, the water will become fresh. 9: And wherever the river goes every living creature which swarms will live, and there will be very many fish; for this water goes there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes. 10: Fishermen will stand beside the sea; from En-ge'di to En-eg'laim it will be a place for the spreading of nets; its fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea. 11: But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they are to be left for salt. 12: And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing." 13: Thus says the Lord GOD: "These are the boundaries by which you shall divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions. 14: And you shall divide it equally; I swore to give it to your fathers, and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance. 15: "This shall be the boundary of the land: On the north side, from the Great Sea by way of Hethlon to the entrance of Hamath, and on to Zedad, 16: Bero'thah, Sib'raim (which lies on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran. 17: So the boundary shall run from the sea to Hazar-e'non, which is on the northern border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the north. This shall be the north side. 18: "On the east side, the boundary shall run from Hazar-e'non between Hauran and Damascus; along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel; to the eastern sea and as far as Tamar. This shall be the east side. 19: "On the south side, it shall run from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribath-ka'desh, thence along the Brook of Egypt to the Great Sea. This shall be the south side. 20: "On the west side, the Great Sea shall be the boundary to a point opposite the entrance of Hamath. This shall be the west side. 21: "So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel. 22: You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who reside among you and have begotten children among you. They shall be to you as native-born sons of Israel; with you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. 23: In whatever tribe the alien resides, there you shall assign him his inheritance, says the Lord GOD. (RSV)
The inheritance of the tribes of Israel in the restoration for the Millennium is listed as follows.
Ezekiel 48:1-35 "These are the names of the tribes: Beginning at the northern border, from the sea by way of Hethlon to the entrance of Hamath, as far as Hazar-e'non (which is on the northern border of Damascus over against Hamath), and extending from the east side to the west, Dan, one portion. 2: Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion. 3: Adjoining the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west, Naph'tali, one portion. 4: Adjoining the territory of Naph'tali, from the east side to the west, Manas'seh, one portion. 5: Adjoining the territory of Manas'seh, from the east side to the west, E'phraim, one portion. 6: Adjoining the territory of E'phraim, from the east side to the west, Reuben, one portion. 7: Adjoining the territory of Reuben, from the east side to the west, Judah, one portion. 8: "Adjoining the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west, shall be the portion which you shall set apart, twenty-five thousand cubits in breadth, and in length equal to one of the tribal portions, from the east side to the west, with the sanctuary in the midst of it. 9: The portion which you shall set apart for the LORD shall be twenty-five thousand cubits in length, and twenty thousand in breadth. 10: These shall be the allotments of the holy portion: the priests shall have an allotment measuring twenty-five thousand cubits on the northern side, ten thousand cubits in breadth on the western side, ten thousand in breadth on the eastern side, and twenty-five thousand in length on the southern side, with the sanctuary of the LORD in the midst of it. 11: This shall be for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept my charge, who did not go astray when the people of Israel went astray, as the Levites did. 12: And it shall belong to them as a special portion from the holy portion of the land, a most holy place, adjoining the territory of the Levites. 13: And alongside the territory of the priests, the Levites shall have an allotment twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in breadth. The whole length shall be twenty-five thousand cubits and the breadth twenty thousand. 14: They shall not sell or exchange any of it; they shall not alienate this choice portion of the land, for it is holy to the LORD. 15: "The remainder, five thousand cubits in breadth and twenty-five thousand in length, shall be for ordinary use for the city, for dwellings and for open country. In the midst of it shall be the city; 16: and these shall be its dimensions: the north side four thousand five hundred cubits, the south side four thousand five hundred, the east side four thousand five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. 17: And the city shall have open land: on the north two hundred and fifty cubits, on the south two hundred and fifty, on the east two hundred and fifty, and on the west two hundred and fifty. 18: The remainder of the length alongside the holy portion shall be ten thousand cubits to the east, and ten thousand to the west, and it shall be alongside the holy portion. Its produce shall be food for the workers of the city. 19: And the workers of the city, from all the tribes of Israel, shall till it. 20: The whole portion which you shall set apart shall be twenty-five thousand cubits square, that is, the holy portion together with the property of the city. 21: "What remains on both sides of the holy portion and of the property of the city shall belong to the prince. Extending from the twenty-five thousand cubits of the holy portion to the east border, and westward from the twenty-five thousand cubits to the west border, parallel to the tribal portions, it shall belong to the prince. The holy portion with the sanctuary of the temple in its midst, 22: and the property of the Levites and the property of the city, shall be in the midst of that which belongs to the prince. The portion of the prince shall lie between the territory of Judah and the territory of Benjamin. 23: "As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west, Benjamin, one portion. 24: Adjoining the territory of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, Simeon, one portion. 25: Adjoining the territory of Simeon, from the east side to the west, Is'sachar, one portion. 26: Adjoining the territory of Is'sachar, from the east side to the west, Zeb'ulun, one portion. 27: Adjoining the territory of Zeb'ulun, from the east side to the west, Gad, one portion. 28: And adjoining the territory of Gad to the south, the boundary shall run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-ka'desh, thence along the Brook of Egypt to the Great Sea. 29: This is the land which you shall allot as an inheritance among the tribes of Israel, and these are their several portions, says the Lord GOD. 30: "These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to be four thousand five hundred cubits by measure, 31: three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel. 32: On the east side, which is to be four thousand five hundred cubits, three gates, the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin, and the gate of Dan.
The inclusion of Dan here with the section of the sons of Rachel shows that the term Joseph includes Ephraim and Manasseh, but the section in Revelation chapter 7 has Dan and Ephraim as Joseph for the 144,000, and Manasseh appears separately. Dan is allotted a gate of the millennial system in the east in its own right. This eastern entry is the one used by Messiah.
33: On the south side, which is to be four thousand five hundred cubits by measure, three gates, the gate of Simeon, the gate of Is'sachar, and the gate of Zeb'ulun. 34: On the west side, which is to be four thousand five hundred cubits, three gates, the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher, and the gate of Naph'tali. 35: The circumference of the city shall be eighteen thousand cubits. And the name of the city henceforth shall be, The LORD is there." (RSV)
The name of the city is Yahovah Shammah. These sequences are spiritually discerned (1Cor. 2:14) but have a specific allocation for the administration of the planet.
The greatest task will be to educate the world in truth and justice and in the power of the Holy Spirit. It will last a thousand years until Satan is released again to foment dissent in humanity, and raise the last war at the end of the Millennium. Until that time, the City of The Lord in the Holy Land will be the camp of the saints and the administrative and religious hub of the world. It will, however, be termed Yahovah Shammah or Yahoshammah. It is not the Peace of God, but now the Residence of God.
In the next paper The Golden Jubilee and the Millennium Part II: Israel and the Surrounding Nations (No. 300B) we will look at the structure of the composition and location of the nations of the Middle East as of the 23rd of the Seventh month, of the 120th Jubilee.