The timing of the Harvest of the Church remains a mystery. If the previously published prospective timeline for the Final Jubilee is accurate, the window is closing. The last post introduced the concept of a potential link between the Harvest of the Church and the Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot or Ingathering). An additional clue may reside in Daniel chapter 10 (NIV):
4 "On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, 5 I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. 6 His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.
7 I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. 8 So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. 9 Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.
10 A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. 11 He said, 'Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.' And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
12 Then he continued, 'Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. 14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.'”
This links to Revelation 12 and the war in heaven (NIV):
"Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him."
Adding 21 days to the Festival of Trumpets arrives at the conclusion of Sukkot. In Leviticus 23, we read (NIV):
33 "The Lord said to Moses, 34 'Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work. 36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the Lord. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work."
Recall from Joel 2, a picture of the Harvest of the Church (NIV):
15 "Blow the trumpet in Zion,
declare a holy fast,
call a sacred assembly.
16 Gather the people,
consecrate the assembly;
bring together the elders,
gather the children,
those nursing at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room
and the bride her chamber."
A faithful translation of Matthew 16:18 sheds more light on this subject (LSV):
18"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Assembly, and [the] gates of Hades will not prevail against it ..."
The eighth day assembly of Sukkot is also known as Shemini Atzeret. The status and significance of Shemini Atzeret within Judaism is somewhat unclear. For more on this subject see here: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/what-is-shemini-atzeret/
An updated prospective timeline would then be:
9/17/2020 New Moon in Jerusalem and beginning of final Festival of Trumpets
+ 9-10 days =
9/26-27/2020 beginning of Final Jubilee marked by "The Return" event in Washington D.C.
+ 5 days =
10/1-2/2020 beginning of Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
+ 7 days =
10/8-9/2020 = end of Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
+ 1 day =
10/9-10/2020 = Shemini Atzeret (Harvest and Assembly of Church) and arrival of Two Witnesses?
+ 17 days =
10/26-27/2020 beginning of Two Witnesses' ministry
+ 1260 days =
4/8-9/2024 death of Two Witnesses, beginning of Abomination of Desolation, and second Great American Eclipse
+ 1250 days (shortened by 10 days per Matthew 24:22 due to the Final Jubilee) =
9/10-11/2027 final Day of Atonement, Second Coming of Christ, and anniversary of Christ's birth in 3 B.C.
This would leave precisely 17 days for the Two Witnesses to prepare their ministry. The number 17 links back to Noah, and the victory of Jesus' resurrection:
We continue to watch and wait ...