This Bible study is very technical (see complex), the explanations will
be simplified as much as possible to promote good understanding. The more complex additional explanations will be placed in appendices, which will be indicated to you by numbers and titles.
“For since the Law has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the very substance of the things, [men] can never with the same sacrifices from year to year which they offer continually make those who approach perfect” (Hebrews 10:1).
The Mosaic Law has a prophetic value. Jesus Christ and Christianity are the expression of this prophetic reality: "For those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to
the Christ" (Colossians 2:17). The fulfillment from the great tribulation, until the end of the millennial reign of Christ, are part of this prophetic dimension of the Law (Revelation 19 and 20). By examining Leviticus chapter 25, we will see what the fulfillment
of the Sabbath law for the earth and the jubilee are respectively connected with the date of the great tribulation and the beginning of the resurrection.
Law to Jehovah and the rest for the land
"Six years you should sow your field with seed, and six years you should prune your vineyard, and you must gather the land’s produce.
But in the seventh year there should occur a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath to Jehovah. Your field you must not sow with seed, and your vineyard you must not prune. The growth from spilled kernels of your harvest you must not reap, and the
grapes of your unpruned vine you must not gather. There should occur a year of complete rest for the land" (Leviticus 25:3-5). Thus, the Israelites could sow their land for six years, and the seventh year was a Sabbath to Jehovah, a rest for the land.
The Jubilee Law
"And you must count for yourself seven sabbaths of years, seven times seven
years, and the days of the seven sabbaths of years must amount to forty-nine years for you. And you must cause the horn of loud tone to sound in the seventh month on the tenth of the month; on the day of atonement you people should cause the horn to sound
in all your land. And you must sanctify the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty in the land to all its inhabitants. It will become a Jubilee for you, and you must return each one to his possession and you should return each one to his family. A Jubilee is what
that fiftieth year will become for you. you must not sow seed nor reap the land’s growth from spilled kernels nor gather the grapes of its unpruned vines. For it is a Jubilee. It should become something holy to you. From the field you may eat what the
land produces" (Leviticus 25:8-12). After seven earthly sabbaths, that is, forty-nine years (7 x (6+1)=49 years), in the fiftieth year was proclaimed a jubilee (7 x (6+1) + 1= 50 years).
The Date of the Great Tribulation and the Beginning of the Sabbath for Jehovah
To have the year corresponding with the seventh sabbath for Jehovah and the additional
year of the jubilee, it is necessary to start from the year of the creation of Adam, with a biblical chronological calculation (see the details in the different calculation tables). This date is in the autumn, the first month Ethanim (Tishri) of the year 4026
BCE (ANNEX 1 bis). In making this calculation, there are three main factors:
1 – The numerical designation of the years is ordinal, in the beginning on the first day. For
example, the day of the creation of Adam, began the year 1, of the existence of the man, the number 1 (first year) being ordinal.
2 – The number of complete years, is a cardinal
number. Thus, at the beginning of year 2 of man's existence (ordinal number), Adam was 1 year old (cardinal number).
3 – There is no year zero (0), in the transition from before
common era (B.C.E.), to common era (C.E.). Thus, the year following year 1 BCE, will be the year 1 CE, not counting a year zero (0).
When did the year 6000 of human existence begin?
Starting from the autumn of 4026 before common era (BCE), until the autumn of the year 1 common era (CE) (the year zero not existing), there are 4026 complete years. To reach the 6000 complete years, it is necessary to add 1974 years, that is the autumn of
1975, being the end of the complete 6000 years of the existence of the man. However, the numerical designation of the years is ordinal, which means that the year 6000 began with the beginning of its count, in autumn of the year 1974. From autumn of 1974 to
autumn of 1975, it was a jubilee year (multiple of 50 (120x50=6000)).
Adding 49 years ((6+1)x7), we arrive at the autumn of 2023, which corresponds to the beginning of the year 6049,
the sabbath for Jehovah, the sabbath for the earth, until the fall of 2024 (Leviticus 25:3-5).
Adding 1 year (((6+1)x7) + 1 = 50), we arrive at the jubilee year 6050, from autumn of
2024 to autumn of 2025 (Leviticus 25:8-12). To what events could these two years correspond?
The Year 2023, the Sabbath for Jehovah
The year 2023 meets the three biblical criteria corresponding to the Day of Jehovah, which will be the Great Tribulation or the end of this system of things:
1 - In Revelation 11:19 the great tribulation will take place on a Ethanim (Tishri), 10. Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 tell the prophetic account of the great tribulation. Obviously, in itself, this information does not give us the year (ANNEX 1).
2- According to Ezekiel 39:12-14, the year which will correspond to the great tribulation, will be lunisolar, that is, there will be the addition of a 13th intercalary month (veadar) (ANNEX 2).
3 – According to Zechariah 14:8b, the Ethanim (Tishri), 10, corresponding to the year of the great tribulation, must be exactly to the passage from the summer to the autumn equinox (September,
21/22) (or winter according to the Bible) (ANNEX 3).
Based on these three biblical information, it can be said that the year 2023, more specifically Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023 (Friday/Saturday,
September 22/23, 2023), will be the date of the great tribulation.
The year 2024, the year of Jubilee
The jubilee year from Ethanim (Tishri),10, is symbolic of the liberation of mankind from the bondage of sin which results in death: "You must sanctify the 50th year and proclaim liberty in the land to all its inhabitants. It will become a Jubilee for
you, and each of you will return to his property and each of you should return to his family" (Leviticus 25:10). This liberation has no better symbol than the resurrection which will deliver billions of humans during the reign of 1000 years: ““Death,
where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?” The sting producing death is sin, and the power for sin is the Law. But thanks to God, for he gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57). The sting
is the stick with a pointed end that the plowman uses to guide an animal when plowing. For 6,000 years of history, sin and death have held mankind in bondage. Therefore, it is logical to think that Ethanim (Tishri) 10, 2024, will be the first Jubilee of the
millennial reign, which will usher in the beginning of the resurrection: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life,
and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment" (John 5:28,29).
This jubilee which will be fulfilled will see the return of the dead to life and to their family with
cries of joy. In addition, Leviticus 25 specifies that there will be a "return" in his property, which means that the resurrected one will henceforth have a property or an earthly lot which will belong to him for ever: "But as for you, go on to the end. You
will rest, but you will stand up for your lot at the end of the days" (Daniel 12:13). This "lot" is double, with the everlasting life and an earthly property that the Owner of the Earth will have granted to him: "Because the land is mine" - Says Jehovah
Therefore, the different biblical elements show that the Great Tribulation should take place on Tishri 10, 2023, that is, Friday, September 22 after sunset, until
Saturday, September 23, 2023, until sunset (Jerusalem time), being itself, a sabbatical year (7 times seven sabbaths) (this date is a double sabbath). However, Tishri 10, 2024 (October 9/10, 2024 (According to the astronomical new moon)), will be the official
beginning of the planetary Jubilee year which will inaugurate (2024/25 (Autumn)), the release of humans from the death, through the resurrection. The apostle Paul showed that the resurrection is "everlasting deliverance": "He entered into the holy place, not
with the blood of goats and of young bulls, but with his own blood, once for all time, and obtained an everlasting deliverance for us" (Hebrews 9:12). This everlasting deliverance will be the beginning of the resurrection on Tishri (Ethanim) 10, 2024 (October
9/10, 2024 (According to the astronomical new moon)), the beginning of the planetary jubilee year...