MATHEMATICAL PERFECTION OF PROPHECY
Quotes from “The False Prophet”, by Ellis Skolfield, pasted here with the author’s permission. Free 2 part PDF book available here:
The language of prophecy wherein we calculate “each day for a year” was well understood by those of “the former age and their fathers”, and this method may repeatedly confirm that we are indeed living in the “time of the end”.
Ezekiel 4:6: And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
The mathematics combined with the application of sound hermeneutic rules further advances this textually inescapable conclusion. Let’s explore some examples employing the uniform application of these principles.
The following is a study of just 7 of the problems from Daniel and Revelation employing the language of prophecy wherein we count “each day for a year”.
A SAMPLE OF DANIEL’S MATH
In this first problem alone we will find that in 3 consecutive verses Daniel pegged, exact to the year, the relationship of 3 separate events, spanning 483 Hebrew years, that were all in his future, but came to pass just as he prophesied.
- Was Jesus the Messiah?
Daniel 9:24-26 (KJV): 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. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
“Almost 100 years after Gabriel spoke to Daniel, a special decree was granted by Artaxerxes I to Nehemiah (444-445 BC). This is the ONLY decree recorded in the Bible that gave the Jews permission to “restore Jerusalem and rebuild its walls”. The Messiah, Jesus, was ‘cut off’ or crucified in 32 or 33AD. But are those 69 weeks 69 sevens of years? If so, then we have 69 x 7 or 483 Hebrew years. Using a multiplier of .9857, to reconcile Daniel’s Hebrew years with the solar year units of our modern historical record, yields: 483 x .9857 = 476 solar years. Artaxerxes’ decree in 444 BC + 476 years = 32 AD, the cross right to the year!”
"But what about those six points that were supposed to be fulfilled during these 70 weeks? Ah-ha! All but one were fulfilled at the cross. Did not Jesus (1) finish transgression eternally, (2) make an end of sin, (3) make reconciliation for iniquity, (4) bring in everlasting righteousness, and (6) anoint the Most holy with His own precious blood? Of course, praise the Lord! Point (5), however, was left out: ‘Seal up vision and prophecy’. This is where those peculiar 7 weeks and 62 weeks come in:
7 x 7 Hebrew years = 48.3 Solar years. 444 BC - 48.3 = 395.7 BC, Malachi written. Malachi was inspired to write the last book of the Old Testament in about 396 BC. The Scripture to the Jews was complete, and no more was written until the New Testament era! So Old Testament vision and prophecy were indeed ‘sealed up’. As one dear Rabbi lamented in about 200BC, ‘The Holy Spirit has departed from Israel,’ and until this very day, the Jews, as a nation, have not been permitted to see any further. The Lord has blinded their eyes so they could not recognize Jesus as their Messiah (Romans 11:8, 2 Corinthians 3:15)."
But in this time of the end it would seem that God is lifing the “spirit of slumber” from their eyes and ears as increasing numbers of Jews are seeing that Jesus is their Messiah, as God takes “the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.”