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One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Exodus 12:49

Measuring Time

Gilyana (Revelation 1:3)
Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written therein, for the time is at hand.

There are several places in the book of Gilyana (Revelation) which seem to indicate a different length of year, a 360 day year, chapter 11 verse 3 - 1260 days; and chapter 12 verse 6 - 1260 days. This would make exactly three and one half years if the year was 360 days. Then, because this 1260 day period seems to be coupled with 42 months in chapter 11, the months would seem to be all thirty day months. Thus, the 42 months in chapter 13 verse 5 would seem also to be of this same length of time. This makes four places in the book of Gilyana which makes a reference to a length of time which is 3.5 years in length, provided it is a 360 day year. This is a very common assumption, that all these references equate 3.5 years.

These numbers, more than likely, seem to have multiple meanings, that is, there seems to be a literal meaning as well as symbolic meanings attached to these numbers. One must keep that in mind when dealing with these numbers. For our present study we are only interested in the numbers in a literal sense. If these numbers have no literal meaning, then, why would there be specific numbers?

The problem is that the earth presently has a 365 day year. That is, it takes the earth 365.2425 days to obit the sun. This is why there is a leap year every four years to add an extra day, unless the leap year falls on a year ending in 00, then leap year is skipped.

The book of Enoch seems to indicate that the earth used to have a 360 day year. There were several events recorded in Scripture which may be the reason why the length of year changed. This change most likely is due to the present wobble of the earth upon its own axis.

Geologists are pretty much universally agreed that at one time the earth’s land mass consisted of what is referred to as Pangea. There was only one continent. Something broke that one continent up into what we have today.

Yehoshua (Joshua) 10:13
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Yashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

In the event recorded above, the only thing which could have happened is that the earth stopped its rotation, then, restarted after being stopped for nearly a day. Since the earth orbits the sun, it could not have been the sun stopping, but the earth had to stop its rotation.

Yeshayah (Isaiah) 38:8
“Behold, I will cause the shadow on the steps, which is gone down on the dial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps.” So the sun returned ten steps on the dial whereon it was gone down.

In this event, not only did the earth stop its rotation, but it reversed its rotation for a short period of time, stopped again, and reversed its rotation back to its original direction.

If there were ever events which have the potential to break apart and then separate Pangea, it was this stopping and starting and reversing of the earth’s rotation. Not only did these two events have the potential to cause the separation of Pangea into its separate continents, but it also had the potential to change the length of the year by ever so slightly altering the orbit of the earth around the sun due to making the earth wobble on its axis.

A few years ago there was a massive earthquake in Chile. This quake was so great that it changed the tilt of the earth on its axis. Not sure of the full effect of what that is yet, but it was significant enough to be measured. That was only one quake.

Please keep the following passage in mind, of which we are confident that you are already aware.

Kepha Bet (2nd Peter) 1:21
For no prophecy ever came by the will of man; but men spoke from Elohim, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

There is a coming event which is recorded in the book of Gilyana which is quite significant.

Gilyana (Revelation) 6:12-14
12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood;
13 and the stars of the heaven fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casts her unripe figs when she is shaken of a great wind.
14 And the sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

This coming earthquake is so great that every mountain and every island is moved out of their present places. Better fasten your seatbelts, boys and girls, that is going to be some ride! Can you imagine? Is it possible that the result of this super earthquake is the return to a single continent? Please consider the following passage from the prophet Yeshayah.

Yeshayah (Isaiah) 66:20
“And they shall bring all your brethren out of all the nations for an oblation unto YHWH, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says YHWH, “as the children of Israel bring their oblation in a clean vessel into the house of YHWH.”

Please note a couple of things from this passage. First, the people of YHWH are coming out of every single nation on earth. Second, note all the modes of transportation being used to accomplish this feat. There is no mention of boats or travel over bodies of water. Only land-based modes of travel are used to bring all the people out of all the nations. Is this because there is only one continent? It is a distinct possibility.

Could the event of “every mountain and island being moved out of its place” result in changing the length of year back to a 360 day year? We cannot say for certain, but it seems well within the realm of possibilities. This return to a 360 day year would make those prophecies make much more sense, in a literal sense, at least to us.

We cannot say for certain that this is exactly what shall happen, but we ask that you think about it, pray about it, and keep this in mind in the days ahead.

Shabbat Shalom
Zerubbabel ben Emunah