Thursday, August 12, 2010

The 120th Jubilee

I recently watched a very interesting video by Dewey Bruton discussing Daniel’s timeline for the return of the Messiah. There were several problems with it since it sets dates for events associated with the Tribulation implying we are already in the 70th week of Daniel. This is certainly not the case because the Antichrist has not been revealed by confirming a 7-year covenant with Israel (Daniel 9:27). But the Bruton presentation was very instructive about feasts of Israel and it did include some details that deserve closer study…

Bruton pointed out in his video that we are coming up on the 120th Year of Jubilee. Isaiah 46:10 says that God has declared, “the end from the beginning” (NKJ) and so we should expect to find clues about the end of the age in Genesis. The Hebrew sages expect there to be 6,000 years of mankind’s struggle followed by 1,000 years of rest with the Messiah. This is reflected in their calendar which starts at when they believe was the beginning of creation. The current Hebrew year is 5770 so even by the Jewish calendar, we are coming up on 6,000 years of history. Of course God did not make it possible for us to determine the exact year of creation so there is sure to be some years missing in the Hebrew estimate of when creation happened.

It is reasonable to expect there to be 7,000 years of history based on the pattern God established in the Creation… “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day” (Exodus 20:11). This is especially significant when you consider that “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8).

Genesis 6:3 provides the timing of God pouring out His wrath in judgment of the earth, “the LORD said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.’” While this is understood to refer to the flood, it may also establish a pattern that has meaning for God’s next judgment of the earth. Bruton applies this 120-year period to the cycle of Jubilees that God established. The Year of Jubilee occurred every 50 years and involved the land of Israel being returned to the original owners that God established. If we are coming up on 6,000 years of history, it is interesting to note that we are also coming up on the 120th Jubilee (120 x 50 = 6,000 years).

Bruton believes that the 120th Jubilee will occur in 2017. He bases that on a pattern of the key events that established Israel. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 ended the centuries-long rule of the Ottoman Empire over the land of Israel and laid the foundation for establishing “a national home for the Jewish people” which became the state of Israel. Fifty years later in 1967, Israel took over control of Jerusalem as a result of the Six-Day War. The fact that this war was concluded in six days attests to God being involved since it is tied to God’s work of creation.

So if 1917 and 1967 were the 118th and 119th Jubilees, then the 120th is coming up soon in 2017. This is amazingly close to the 2018 year I had come up with from two other completely different approaches to estimating the end of the age; see my blog on Date Setting Coincidences.

Unlike Burton who doesn’t appear to have a pre-Tribulation view of the Rapture, I’m excited about the seven-year Tribulation ending in 2017 or 2018. This means that the Tribulation could begin this year or next and thus we are on the very threshold of the Rapture. Let’s see, Rosh HaShanah in 2010 will start on Thursday, the 9th of September… be ready, we are in the zone!


  1. 1 day = 24 hours

    6 days = 144 hours

    A day for a year in prophecy would then show:

    6,000 years (days) = 144,000 hours

    It's time - Great post by the way - We must begin thinking like the Centurion NOW in Matthew 8.

  2. I discovered some shocking things on 3/12/2010 while exploring earthquake faults on Google maps (satellite)-view the screen shot, then go to maps and look for your self. God wrote it everywhere.

    Bear, ram, and Goat of the book of Daniel and revelation, right next to each other.

    Your thoughts are welcome:

  3. Here is the best teaching I have seen on this subject, on youtube for all who are seeking to find. It's called Daniel's Time Line.

    Bless You my brothers, Your Sister Cynthia

  4. Scott do you have any more to say on the subject? Greatly enjoy your blogs.


  5. Hello.
    The 6000 years will end year 2028.

    These 6000 years are divided into 2000-2000-2000
    or 40 jubiles- 40- 40

    The last 2000 years or 40 jubilees started when Messiah read from Isaiah 61 -the jubilee sermon.

    Many have understood the 6000 years or 120 jubilees ,but many are to early with the end of them.

    The Kingdom will come after 6000 years and Yeshua will rule from the literal Jerusalem

  6. I personally do not prescribe to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture (I just don't see it anywhere ins scripture) but on my birthday Jan 9, 2014, I was awaken at 4:00 am with a voice saying "Find out when the Woman in Revelation 12 - Clothed with he sun, the moon at her feet and crown of 12 stars can bee seen in the heavens. Well i git to work and others apparently have found this, This sign appears over Jerusalem in the constellation Virgo the day after the Feast of Trumpets Sept 23, 2017.

    Many are equating this to a rapture but I am saying this is the Birthing of Messiah in his remnant - the true bridge. See Isaiah 7:14, Micah 5, Zech 3, Isaiah 66; Joel 2:28+, Hosea 6:1-3...

    1260 day exactly from this date is the Special Sabbath of Parah (Red Heifer Sacrifice to purify the priests) March 5, 2021. The two witness (two olive trees and two candlesticks) end their testimony and are cover come. Who are the prists being purfied? Maybe those who will rule and reign with Jesus Christ?

  7. The 6000 years will end year 2028.

    The 120 jubilees are divided into 40-40-40

    Its important to have the correct jubileecycle.

  8. The 6000 years will end year 2028.

    It is important to understand the correct jubileecycle.

  9. The 6000 years will end year 2028.
    The last 2000 years or 40 jubilees started when Yeshua read from Isaiah 61 - the jubileesermon.

  10. The 6000 years will end year 2028.

    It is 2000 years from Yeshua read from Isaiah 61 , in a jubilee.


    Irs important to understand the correct jubileecycle.

    Year 2028 is 6000 years from Adam.