Shavuot, the Ten Commandments, and the Founding of the State of Israel (1948)

Just received the following from Nehemia Gordon. I believe it was Michael Rood who I first heard connect Shavout (Pentecost) with the Founding of the Jewish State in 1948. It is a very interesting reality. Many people poo poo the significance of the founding of Israel in 1948 because it was done by a "secular" world body (U.N.), but those people forget that YHVH used many secular leaders in the past to accomplish His purposes. King Cyrus of Persia (who YHVH called "anointed") helped Judah return to Zion the first time.

Shalom from exile,

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Shavuot, the Ten Commandments, and the State of Israel

We are now three days away from Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks! The Feast of Shavuot is often associated with the revelation at Sinai in which the Almighty proclaimed the Ten Commandments directly to the ancient Israelites. Scripture never actually connects Shavuot with this event. In the Torah, Shavuot is also known as the "Day of Firstfruits" (Numbers 28:26) and the "Feast of Harvest" (Exodus 23:16). However, the revelation of Sinai does appear to have taken place around the same time as Shavuot. The section in the Torah on the Ten Commandments opens with the statement that the Israelites arrived in the Sinai Desert on the 3rd month, but does not state on which day of the month this was (Exodus 19:1). The Hebrew phrase "on the 3rd month" can also mean "on the 3rd new moon". Shavuot itself is not a fixed day of the month but rather on the 50th day counted from the morrow after the Sabbath during Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread). Shavuot can fall out any time from 4th day of the 3rd month until the 12th, depending on when the "morrow after the Sabbath" during Chag HaMatzot. This means that the revelation of Sinai might have taken place on Shavuot, even though this is not stated anywhere in the Bible. We can say with confidence that the revelation at Sinai took place around the same time as Shavuot.

Recently I learned about another fascinating connection to Shavuot. In his new book "Restoring Abrahamic Faith" (available from, Professor James Tabor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte argues that the State of Israel was established on the biblical date of Shavuot. Most history books simply record that the modern Jewish state was founded on May 14, 1948 and some add that this was the 5th of Iyyar on the "Jewish" calendar. Of course, Iyyar is the Babylonian name used by the Rabbis to refer to the 2nd Biblical Month. On page 99 of his book Tabor writes:

"In 1948 the intercalated 13th month, Adar II, was added to the year, based on [the] mathematical Hillel calendar... However, if one goes by the observation method, as the Karaite Jews, and refrains from adding Adar II, everything is moved back one lunar month... This system of the observed calendar will obviously be restored in the future..."

Tabor concludes that based on the ancient and future biblical calendar there should not have been a 13th month in 1948 and therefore the State of Israel was really founded on Shavuot! This certainly is an exciting suggestion and if nothing else reminds us of the magnitude of the miracle that took place in 1948. Of course, no one was actually observing the Aviv in 1948 so there is no way to know for sure whether the State of Israel was established in the 3rd biblical month or the 2nd. Nevertheless, we can say with confidence that the establishment of the State of Israel took place around the same time as Shavuot.

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  1. Please reply to my email if you can answer.
    We are researching 5-14-1948

    Would that date correspond to a feast? (firstfruits?)

  2. Shalom Rory.
    Act of Independence became effective one minute after six o’clock on the evening of 14 May 1948, Washington time (May 15th in Israel). Judah’s tents saved first (Zechariah 12:7). Modern nation of Israel re-established 49th Day of the Counting of Omer (next day was Shavuot/Pentecost), “A nation born in one day” (Isaiah 6:8). Coast shall be for the remnant of Jew-dah (Zeph 2:7).

    You should get an email as well. Take care.

  3. The Chosen People and their Saviour.
    (Scriptures quoted are from the 1910 Rotherham Version)

    This study is about the chosen people at the dawn of this present age. To understand the future one needs to grasp the past and the present. In our western society, the general belief is, that the Jews observe the Law that their forefathers received through Moses; it part yes, but not completely. The Jewish people, as an example, do not observe the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years nor do they call upon the Name of their Saviour. Then the puzzling question is why did the Jewish People have to wait until the 14th of May 1948 to gain their independence. This study is based on the assumption that 1947/48 was a Jubilee Year.

    Human beings plan and often fail, but the outcome of Yahweh’s plan results on schedule for every event prophesied. The assumption of why the Jews gained their independence on May the 14th 1948 was part of the overall plan of our Creator who commands to be called by the Name “YAHWEH.”

    Since there is a disagreement of the appointed years for the Sabbatical and Jubilees the assumption is based that Year 1947/48 was a Jubilee Year. Since the 13 tribes of Israel will be reunited at the end of this age one needs to look for clues were the 10 lost tribes of the Israelites are. The claim is that Great Britain and the U.S.A. are the prominent end-time countries as stated in Genesis 48:5, 16-22. The following bears that claim.

    By counting back 7 Jubilee Years from 1947/48 one arrives on the Jubilee year 1597/98. This is the time when surely the world recognized that England had gained the statute of a world power, having shortly before that year defeated the Spanish Armada.

    After three Jubilee years from 1597/98 and the following fourth Sabbatical Year the United States of America declared its independence on the 8th of July 1776, on the Sabbatical Year 1775/76.

    The Jewish People, presently, are not observing the Biblical Holy Days as ordained by the Lawgiver as the following verses show. The reason is that they do not observe the 1st day of the month Abib, March or April, by relying on the state of the barley; the barley is to be “ABIB,” meaning, green ears of barley. The Jews follow the Hillel II 358 CE calculated Calendar. Ref. The Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. V, Jerusalem 1972 pages 42,44,50.

    Exodus 12:1 Then spake Yahweh, unto Moses and unto Aaron, in the land of Egypt saying—
    2 This month, is, to you, a beginning of months,—the first, it is, to you, of the months of the year.
    3 Speak ye unto all the assembly of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month, then let them take to them, each man a lamb for his ancestral household, a lamb for a household. This is referring to the month Abib.

    Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe the month of Abib, when thou shalt keep a Passover unto Yahweh thy God,—for in the month of Abib, did Yahweh thy God bring thee forth out of Egypt by night:

    The Jewish People, by using the Hillel II (358 C.E.) calculated calendar, were celebrated their Festivals one month later in 1948. The Hillel II calendar commences on the 7th month, in lieu of the first month and has various postponements. Once the postponements for their fall Festivals are met they count back 177 days to set the first day of Nisan and Spring Festival, the Passover.

    By using the astronomical conjunction, which occurred on March 10 at 21.15 hours universal time in 1948 would make March 11 the first day of the New Year (Ex.12:1-3; De. 16:1)

    New Year: The 1st of Abib was on March 11th 1948.
    The Passover Festival: On 15th of Abib or March 25th 1948 was a First Holy Day, the First Day of Unleavened Bread.
    Counting towards the day of Shavuot (Pentecost) began on the 16th of Abib or 26th of March 1948.
    Shavuot (Pentecost) was observed on Sivan 6th, 14th of May 1948.

    On the 14th of May 1948 the Jews should have observed the Holy Day of Shavuot (Pentecost).

    David Ben Gurion read the Declaration of Independence over the radio on May 14th 1948 at 4.00 PM.

    The children of Israel, all 13 tribes, have not to date accepted Father Yahweh as their Saviour. His Name is recorded plainly for all to see 6,823 times in the Hebrew Scriptures by the four consonants YHVH.

    Is 42:8 I, am Yahweh, that, is my Name, And, my glory, to another, will I not give, Nor my praise to images.

    Ex 9:16 but, in very deed for this purpose, have I let thee remain, for the purpose of showing thee my might,—and that my name may be celebrated in all the earth.

    Ps 145:18 Near is Yahweh to all who call upon him,—to all them who call upon him in faithfulness

    Ex 3:15 And God said yet further unto Moses—Thus shalt thou say unto the sons of Israel, Yahweh God of your fathers. God of Abraham God of Isaac and God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you. This, is my name to times age-abiding, And, this, my memorial to generation after generation.

    Is 55:6 Seek Yahweh while he may be found,—Call ye upon him while he is near:

    In this study Scriptures quoted are from the Rotherham Version 1910 unless noted otherwise. Rotherham did not follow the tradition changing the Name YAHWEH to titles GOD and LORD. The Father’s Name hwhy, YHVH, is recorded 6,823 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia Vol. 1 page 690) Any quotes from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance are from the NKJV

    A few factors need to be addressed in order to understand the proposed conclusion.

    1. Sabbatical and Jubilee Years

    There is disagreement, among researchers on what years the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years were anciently observed. One also finds reports that the Jubilee years were observed on the 49th year in lieu of the 50th year as commanded. The State of Israel presently is not observing the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years.

    A Jubilee Year is the final year in a cycle of fifty years, consisting of seven Sabbatical year periods. (Leviticus 25:1-10) The Kingdom of Judah was taken captive for 70 years because the children of Israel failed to give rest to the land as commanded. 500 years are required in order to fail to observe 70 Sabbatical Years.

    2. When does a Day begin?

    The world has accepted that a new day begins at midnight the following two verses claim otherwise.

    Nehemiah 13:19 So it was, at the gates of Jerusalem, as it began to be dark before the Sabbath, that I commanded the gates to be shut, and charged that they must not be opened till after the Sabbath. Then I posted some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens would be brought in on the Sabbath day. (NKJV)

    Genesis 1:5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.

    3. Day of Shavuot, Pentecost.

    There is a disagreement from what day is one to count 50 days in order to arrive at the Day of Shavuot, Pentecost.

    A. Deuteronomy 16:9-10. You must count seven weeks for yourself. 10. Begin to count the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.

    B. Leviticus 23:6. And on the Fifteenth Day of the same Moon is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Yahweh; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.

    C. Leviticus 23:9-11, 14. And Yahweh spoke to Mosheh saying: 10.Speak to the children of Israyl, and say to them; When you come into the land which I am giving to you, and you reap the harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. 11. And he shall wave the sheaf in front of Yahweh, to be accepted for you. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 14. And you shall eat neither bread nor parched grain, nor fresh green ears, until the very day you have brought this Omer Offering to Yahweh. This shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

    D. Joshua 5:11-12. And they did eat of the offering of the land on the morrow after the Passover, bread and parched grain on the very same day. 12. And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten the produce of the land. There was no more manna for the children of Israyl. They ate from the crops of the land of Canaan that year.

    A. The count must begin the day the sickle is put to the standing grain.
    B. Unleavened bread must be eaten for seven days.
    C. The sheaf must be waved on the day it is cut, before one can eat green ears and parched grain.
    C. If the Offering was made on the Sabbath after the days of Unleavened Bread there would be no
    fresh food for the days of Unleavened Bread
    D. Unleavened bread and parched grain was eaten, from the new harvest, on the day after the first
    Holy Day on the day of the Wave-sheaf Offering.

    4. Disagreement with the present Jewish Religious Calendar.

    Some Jews and few Sabbath-keeping Christians dispute the present Jewish calendar introduced by Hillel II in 358, which has four postponements resulting in postponing the Holy Days up to two days. Furthermore the Hillel II year begins with the 7th month not the 1st month as commanded in Exodus 12:1-3, and the leap-years, of the Hillel II calendar, are not based on the barley being ready for the wave-sheaf offering but rather predetermined on a 19-years cycle on the years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19.

    The Sabbath-keeping Christians have also added confusion to the above. In 2005, as an example, Rosh HaShanah, (the Feast of Trumpets) was observed on 7 different days during the months of September and October.

    Exodus 12:2 This month, is, to you, a beginning of months,—the first, it is, to you, of the months of the year.
    3 Speak ye unto all the assembly of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month, then let them take to them, each man a lamb for his ancestral household, a lamb for a household.


    Jacob renamed Israel adopted his two grandsons. Instead of having the tribal name of his son Joseph the two adopted sons went by their own names, thus the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, making thirteen tribes of the children of Israel in lieu of the previously twelve.

    As Israel sees his life coming to a close he pronounces blessings upon his two grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, before he blesses his twelve sons.

    Genesis 48:5 “And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

    Genesis 48:16 The Messenger—who hath been my redeemer from all evil—bless the lads! And may there be called upon them, my name, and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac; And may they swarm into a multitude in the midst of the earth!
    17 And Joseph saw that his father had laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, and it was displeasing in his eyes,—so he took hold of his father’s hand, to remove it from off the head of Ephraim, on to the head of Manasseh.
    18 And Joseph said unto his father—Not so, my father! for, this, is the firstborn, lay thy right hand upon his head.
    19 And his father refused, and said—I know—my son, I know! He also, shall become a people, and, he also, shall become great,—but nevertheless, his younger brother, shall become greater than he, and, his seed, shall become a filling up of the nations.
    20 And he blessed them on that day, saying—In thee, let Israel bless himself, saying, God set thee as Ephraim, and as Manasseh! So he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
    21 And Israel said unto Joseph: Lo! I, am about to die,—but it shall come to pass that, God, will be, with you, and will take you back into the land of your fathers.
    22 But, I, have given to thee one mountain-track, above thy brethren,—which I took out of the hand of the Amorite, with my sword and with my bow.

    Next Israel calls together his twelve sons in order to prophecy to them what would become of their off-
    springs at the end of the age.

    Genesis 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
    2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

    Five verses were used to express the final outcome of the descendants of Joseph that go under the tribal names of Ephraim and Manasseh.

    Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
    23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
    24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
    25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
    26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

    This being an end-time prophecy one needs to look for signs and words that Israel uttered.

    In Genesis 48:16-22 we see that out of one tribe, the tribe of Joseph, two tribes were designated with the younger Ephraim excelling above the firstborn Manasseh. The crossing of the hands, by Israel, ought to be an identifying sign.

    The younger of the two would excel first Genesis 49:22-24 and therefore he would extend his sovereignty beyond his borders; and he would be hated but his strength would remain. From Genesis 48:19 we see that the older Manasseh would also become great. Joseph seems to have been puzzled why the younger Ephraim receiving the blessing first; from his point of view it seems to him that this was wrong, the older one should have been blessed first.

    The result is to look at a nation that gained world dominance and has an emblem that looks like crossed arms. That nation would extend worldwide dominance. From that nation would springs up another nation that gains also world dominance and since these two are brothers they obviously would speak the same language.

    The British flag comes to mind, the crossing of Israel’s arms as he blessed his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh, and Britain ruled the seas and had ownership on four continents outside of Europe. Manasseh, the brother of Ephraim, obviously portrays the United States of America.

    Some general evidence that the children of Israel settled in Britain.

    1. The Coronation Stone in Westminster.
    This “Stone” does have Biblical connotations. (Genesis 28:16-22, 31:13, 35:14. Further in Genesis 49:24 Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, makes his son Joseph the shepherd or guardian of something which he calls “the stone of Israel”. Long after this we read of a pillar in connection with an attempt to set up a king over Israel (Judges 9:6) Later, when Israel did become a kingdom, the king was crowned “at this pillar”, in the house of Yahweh. (II Chronicles 23:13; II Kings 11:14). Joshua also mentioned this stone (Joshua 24:27).

    Kings and queens of England have been crowned seated on the coronation chair, under which a stone estimated at 336 lbs. lies. The stone is called Jacob’s pillar stone and Jacob’s pillow stone.

    2. The story of Celto-Saxon Israel, produced by the Canadian British-Israel Association, details the history.

    A. The Hiberians. A brief description how the branch of Zarah from the tribe of Judah reached England.

    B. The Coronation Stone. This article describes Biblical details about this stone.

    C. The Coronation Ceremony. The British ceremony, depicting the ceremony of the crowning of the ancient kings of Israel.

    D. The Geneology of Kings. This chart shows the succession from Judah, the 4th son of Jacob, ca. 1740 B.C.
    to queen Elisabeth II.

    E. The Scottish Declaration of Independence. This document was dated 6th of April 1320 A.D. and sent to Pope John XXII by Scottish Estates in Parliament. Part of this document reminds the Pope how the Scottish people came from Greater Scythia, sojourned a while in Spain, and settled in Scotland. (This document is in the Register House at Edinburgh.)

    3. The Word British.
    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. (Hebrew-English)

    # 1285 covenant bereth, pronounced beriyth

    # 376 man eesh, pronounced iysh Result beriyth-iysh BRITISH

    British “The Covenant Man” – “The Covenant People.”

    6. The Tribe of Judah

    The third, and actually the most meaningful, spiritually speaking, of Israel’s sons is Judah; the name means “Praise Yahweh!” To the tribe of Judah was entrusted the recorded Words of Yahweh.

    Genesis 29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son, and said, This time, will I praise Yahweh, For which cause, she called his name, Judah. And she left off bearing.

    Genesis 29:35 And she conceived (8799) again and bore (8799) a son , and said (8799), “Now I will praise (8686) the LORD .” Therefore she called (8804) his name Judah . Then she stopped (8799) bearing (8800).

    Praise 03034. hdy yadah (392a); a prim. root; to throw, cast:—

    LORD 03068. hwhy Yhvh (i.e. hwhy Yehovah or hwhy Yahveh) (217d); from 01933 b; the proper name of the God of Israel:—

    Judah 03063. hdwhy Yehudah (397a); prob. from 03034; prob. “praised,” a son of Jacob, also his desc., the S. kingdom, also four Isr.:—

    The tribal name “Judah” comes from the word praise. The actual pronounciation is ‘Yahdah’ as there is no letter “J” in the Hebrew alphabet. The letter “J” was added to the English alphabet about 500 years ago. The Jewish tribal name means “Praise Yahweh!” The title LORD comes from the Father’s Name YHVH the world-wide accepted pronounciation is “Yahweh.”

    To Judah was given the responsibility to secure and maintain the Holy Scriptures until the end of this age as the verse below shows. The blessing of Judah, by his father Israel, has come to pass as the tribe of Judah has been the guardian of the Hebrew Scriptures for 3,000 years. One surely has to ponder seeing the descendents of the mighty empires of Assyria and Babylon loosing their identity while the little persecuted tribe of Judah exists as a State to day. As the following verses show, Judah was to be the custodian of Yahweh’s Word and Assyria and Babylon received their punishment to not rise again as world-powers.

    Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. (NKJV)

    Jeremiah 50:18 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Behold me! bringing punishment against the king of Babylon, and against his land,—Just as I brought punishment against the king of Assyria.

    Jeremiah 51:11 Polish the arrows, Lay hold of the shields,—Yahweh hath roused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, For against Babylon, his purpose is, to destroy her,—For it is, The avenging of Yahweh, The avenging of his temple.

    Even though the tribe of Judah has been persecuted for over 2,000 years Father Yahweh held to His promise that the Words He inspired and were recorded would not perish, nor the people He entrusted for security during troublesome times and the greatest persecution in history on the people to whom Yahweh’s Word was entrusted.


    It has been said that the failure to have missed to connect the dots resulted in the disaster of 911. In this study the aim is to make connections between the three tribes, the tribe of Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah, and the numbers 390 and 40 that the prophet Ezekiel took the burden for, so that these three tribes, now nations, could prosper.

    To begin with, why did Yahweh wait three years, after WW II, to give to the tribe of Judah their independence considering their worst suffering under Hitler’s regime. Yahweh being all-powerful and able to select any date, for anything He pleases, yet He waited three years before He allowed David Ben Gurion to announced the independence of the State of Israel on May 14th 1948 at 4.00 PM? This date on the Jewish calendar has no meaning but the date may have had great meaning to Yahweh.

    What may have been the reason for Yahweh that the tribe of Yahudah hdwhy Judah wait three years before allowing them to gain independence after over 2000 years of persecution and suffering? Basing that 1947/48 was a Jubilee Year and using the astronomical conjunction and the barley as evidence for the beginning of the year 1948. Then counting for the Day of Shavuot from the day after the first Holy Day of Unleavened Bread, the numbers 40, 390, 1597/98, 1947/48, 1987/88 and 1775/76 connect themselves like an unbreakable chain with two Jubilee Years, a Sabbatical Year and Ezekiel’s 390 and 40 days leading to the year 1987/88. Are these numbers coincidences or did they happen by the will of Father Yahweh, the Most High?

    David Ben Gurion read the Declaration of Independence over the radio on May 14th 1948 at 4.00 PM.

    By using the astronomical conjunction, which occurred on March 10 at 21.15 hours universal time would make March 11 the first day of the New Year, on the Calendar instituted by Israel’s Saviour at the time of the Exodus. Yahweh’s Day begins when darkness sets in, thus the 11th of March commenced in the evening of March 10th in 1948.

    1948 Phases of the Moon (US Naval Observatory)
    Universal Time

    New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter

    d h m d h m d h m d h m

    Jan 3 11 13
    Jan 11 7 45 Jan 19 11 32 Jan 26 7 11 Feb 2 0 31
    Feb 10 3 02 Feb 18 1 55 Feb 24 17 16 Mar 2 16 35
    Mar 10 21 15 Mar 18 12 27 Mar 25 3 10 Apr 1 10 25
    Apr 9 13 17 Apr 16 19 42 Apr 23 13 28 May 1 4 48
    May 9 2 30 May 16 0 55 May 23 0 37 May 30 22 43
    Jun 7 12 55 Jun 14 5 40 Jun 21 12 54 Jun 29 15 23
    Jul 6 21 09 Jul 13 11 30 Jul 21 2 31 Jul 29 6 11
    Aug 5 4 13 Aug 11 19 40 Aug 19 17 32 Aug 27 18 46
    Sep 3 11 21 Sep 10 7 05 Sep 18 9 43 Sep 26 5 07
    Oct 2 19 42 Oct 9 22 10 Oct 18 2 23 Oct 25 13 41
    Nov 1 6 03 Nov 8 16 46 Nov 16 18 31 Nov 23 21 22
    Nov 30 18 44 Dec 8 13 57 Dec 16 9 11 Dec 23 5 12

    Taking that the year 1947/48 was a Jubilee Year; and why not, the tribe of Judah gained independence after over 2,000 years of persecution. Would there not have been joy in Heaven among Yahweh’s created beings, seeing that the days of satan’s rule will soon expire.

    By counting back 7 Jubilee Years from 1947/48 one arrives on the Jubilee year 1597/98. Historians state the first British Empire commenced in the year 1583 that is their assumption, in this study and in order to connect the dots the year has to be 1597/98. The reason for this is that by adding 390 years to the year 1597/98 one arrives at the year 1987/88 the same year the State of Israel arrives after its independence of 40 years, which fulfilled Ezekiel’s burden of 390 days for Israel and 40 days for Judah. During these periods Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah, the three pivotal tribes, enjoyed ruler-ship and prosperity, fulfilling Yahweh’s promises.

    When the prophet Ezekiel took the burden for Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah, meaning their burden, the judgment they received, would be lifted 390 years for the tribes of Israel, specially noticeable for the two largest tribes of Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh, and for the tribe of Judah 40 years.

    Ezekiel 4:4 “Lie also on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it. According to the number of the days that you lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity.
    5 “For I have laid on you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred
    and ninety days; so you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.
    6 “And when you have completed them, lie again on your right side; then you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days. I have laid on you a day for each year.

    The burden that Ezekiel had to take was for the future prosperity of the 10-tribe House of Israel, each tribe in whatsoever area they lived. The prominent tribes are Ephraim and Manasseh, Britain and the United States of America. As Britain grew it possessed land on four continents outside of Europe, the sun never set on British soil. Britain started to gain power and prosperity in 1597/98 +390 years = 1987/88. The tribe of Judah obtained its independence, by the will of Yahweh, in the year 1947/48 + 40 years = 1987/88, the year Ezekiel’s 390 days and 40 days were fulfilled. Each day of Ezekiel’s sacrifice represented a year Ezekiel 4:6.

    Manasseh, USA, declared its independence in the year 1775/76 on the 8th of July 1776, after three Jubilee years from 1597/98 and the following fourth Sabbatical Year. 1597/98 + 150 years = 1747/28. 1747/28 + 28 years = 1775/76.

    After WW II Britain began to vain while the United States of America grew to world dominance just as Israel had spoken while blessing his two grandsons. The tribe of Judah, the present State of Israel, had victory after victory when it became independent. The supremacy expired to Ephraim and Manasseh after 390 years and to Judah after 40 years; the expiration year was 1987/88 for Britain, the US and the State of Israel. These three countries have been less victorious in the wars that they have engaged themselves in during the past few decades.

    The promises were bestowed upon these three nations even though they live in disobedience to their Creator. Yahweh fulfilled his promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, renamed Israel. These three nations have been on their own for the past few decades with a bleak future before them.

    Taking a few examples, during the 6-day war in 1967 Israel lost 46 aircraft while their opponents 452, what a victory! The Yom Kippur war October 6-25 in 1973 resulted in an estimated 2,800 casualties for Israel, the opponents suffered an estimated loss of up to 18,500 men. On June 30th 1981 the Israeli air force destroyed the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq without any retaliation from Iraq. In 1982 Israel invaded Lebanon occupying the capital city Beirut. Where are the victories, of such magnitude, since 1987/88?

    In 1990 Iraq send 39 scud missiles to Israel the State of Israel did not retaliate. On November 4th 1995 Rabin was assassinated; on April 14th 2006 Ariel Sharon slipped in a coma and still is to this day. How victorious was Israel in the Lebanon war in 2006? The facts are clear, the three nations are in decline; whatever wars they may wage they may not receive the blessings they enjoyed during the years of prominence in order that the promises to Abraham would be fulfilled and the burden Ezekiel was commanded to take upon himself. The Almighty Yahweh will drastically intervene on behalf of his people in the future, at the end of this age. (Zechariah 14:1-4)

    Having Connected the Dots we wait for the Rescue Operation, “The Second Coming.”

    Isaiah 52:8 The voice of thy watchmen! They have uplifted a voice Together, do they renew the shout of triumph,—For eye to eye, shall they see, When Yahweh returneth to Zion.
    9 Break forth, shout in triumph together, ye waste places of Jerusalem,—For Yahweh Hath comforted his people, Hath redeemed Jerusalem:

    Zechariah 14:1 Lo! a day, cometh, pertaining to Yahweh,—when apportioned shall be thy spoil in thy midst;
    2 Yea I will gather together all the nations unto Jerusalem, to battle, and the city, shall be captured, and the houses, plundered, and, the women, ravished,—and half of the city, shall go forth, into exile, but, the remainder of the people, shall not be cut off out of the city.
    3 Then will Yahweh go forth, and fight against those nations,—just as he did in the day when he fought, in the day of battle;
    4 Yea his feet, shall stand, in that day, on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives, shall cleave asunder, from the midst thereof, towards the east and towards the west, an exceeding great valley,—and half of the mountain, shall give way, toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

    Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob! come ye and let us walk in the light of Yahweh.

    Isaiah 55:6 Seek Yahweh while he may be found,—Call ye upon him while he is near:

    Joel 2:30 And I will set forth wonders in the heavens, and in the earth,—blood, and fire, and columns of smoke:
    31 The sun, shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,—before the coming of the great and awful day of Yahweh.
    32 And it shall come to pass, whosoever, shall call on the name of Yahweh, shall be delivered,—For in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, shall be a delivered remnant, just as Yahweh hath said, and among the survivors, whom Yahweh doth call.

    Malachi 4:1 For lo! the day, cometh, that burneth as a furnace,—and, all the proud and everyone who worketh lawlessness, shall be, stubble, and the day that cometh, shall consume them utterly, saith Yahweh of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
    2 So shall the sun of righteousness, arise to you who revere my Name, with healing in his wings,—and ye shall come forth and leap for joy like calves let loose from the stall;
    3 And ye shall tread down the lawless, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet,—in the day when I am working with effect, saith Yahweh of hosts.
    4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant,—which I commanded him in Horeb, for all Israel, statutes and regulations.
    5 Lo! I am sending unto you Elijah the prophet,—before the coming of the great and awful day of Yahweh;
    6 And he shall bring back the heart of the fathers unto the children, and the heart of the children unto their fathers,—lest I come, and smite the land, with utter destruction.

    Isaiah 55:6 Seek Yahweh while he may be found,—Call ye upon him while he is near:

    Give Glory to Yahweh the Most High!

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