How long was Jesus' ministry?

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    2ndcoming
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    I have posted this before. Jesus was crucified on Passover 32 AD. According to Hebcal.com, that day fell on April 13. And since we have found 4 Passover in chapter John. Jesus began his ministry in 28 AD. To find out precisely the date his ministry began, we turn to Luke 3:23.

    Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,

    Jesus began his ministry when he turned 30 years old. He followed the Law when they are forbidden to teach until they turn 30 years old. Many Christians including myself believe Jesus was born on Tishri 15 during the Feast of Tabernacles. Tishri 15 in 28 AD fell on September 21 that year. Bur since there was a forty days delay by Satan, Jesus did not begin his ministry until October 31 or Cheshvan 25.

    Between October 31 28 AD until crucifixion on April 13 32 AD, there are precisely 1260 days. So, Jesus ministry lasted 1260 days. But his ministry did not turn the Jews and their heart toward him. Rather , they have chosen to reject him. Question is, will there be another 1260 days ministry resembled to the previous one, so that when it is over, Jesus shall lead the whole house of Israel toward him and accepting him?

    From my recent posts, I have suggested this timeline of Pentecost May 20 2018 to April 13 Nisan 15 2025. By subtracting 1260 days from April 13 2025, 1260 days or the second half of tribulation begins on October 31 2021. Many of us believe the Jews will cry out to our Lord and invite him to their heart during these perilous time.

    If my speculation and my timeline is correct, Jesus shall use the same timeline based on his previous 1260 days ministry to administer Judah, and bring them to him successfully this time.

    #129273

    2ndcoming
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    Here’s the comparison.

    Jesus’ first ministry : October 31 / Cheshvan 25 28 AD —– 1260 days —– April 13 / Nisan 15 32 AD

    A possible Jesus’ second ministry : October 31 / Cheshvan 25 2021 AD —- 1260 days —- April 13 / Nisan 15 2025 AD

    #129289
    Tender Reed
    Tender Reed
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    We must also consider that He still yet ministers. Though His life in the flesh was cut short, He lives. Ergo, He ministers.

    It then seems to me that his earthly ministry was only a snapshot. As he ministered before creation and shall continue to do so in the new heaven & earth.

    TR


    #129303
    Donna
    Donna
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    Too . . The 2nd Person of the Triune God was known in the O.T. as the “Angel (ministering) of the LORD” . . Jesus truly IS THE WORD, ~ ~ thankfully made flesh at the perfect timing of God, what an immeasurable Holy Lamb of God and Perfect Sacrifice pleasing the Father . . ~~ Imagine Heaven when we gaze on God’s Majesty ~~


    #129324

    2ndcoming
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    When we subtract 1260 days from April 13 / Nisan 15 2025 including the end date, we come to November 1 2021. Today I noticed that November 1 is also Cheshvan 26 in Jewish calendar. Then combining November 1 (111) and 26, it reminds me of Lisaleenie’s 11192.

    Lisaleenie saw the Pope sitting on his throne,while people were weeping before him. And she saw the angel roll out a scroll with the number 11192 on it. The angel told her that number is a date (not number of days). Now, when we combine the number 26 and 111, we have 26111. If I want to show the number 26111 to someone facing me,I need to stand beside him with both of us facing the number. But the angel did not change his position. He was still facing Lisaleenie. Instead of reading 26111, Lisaleenie could have read it 11192 instead. This is by far the best scenario I have to unlock the mystery of her number.

    Concerning why the month Cheshvan is missing from the number 26111, it is because in Jewish calendar, Cheshvan is never replaced by the numeric 8. This is why I believe Cheshvan is omitted in that number.

    #129334
    Heather R
    Heather R
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    Jesus’s ministry lasted from the Day of Atonement to Passover.

    As the scapegoat, He had the sins of the world laid upon His head at the very beginning of His ministry. It was the job of the scapegoat the take the sins away from Israel. Hence, it was led outside the camp alive after having the sins of Israel pronounced upon its head. Compare to Jesus’s baptism in Matthew 3 and that He was led of the Spirit into the wilderness in Matthew 4:1. These events parallel Leviticus 16. It was the same pronouncement John made in John 1:29, Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. That’s both a Day of Atonement reference and a Passover reference… beginning and ending.

    Colossians 2:14 is one of the verses which talk about this, in conjunction with Hebrews 10. The offerings of bulls and goats were never designed to take away sins, because even though it was the blood of bulls and goats shed for the sin offering, the sins of Israel were not laid upon the heads of those animals. It’s all about the scapegoat. It was the scapegoat who symbolically took away sin from Israel, and it was Jesus as the scapegoat who took away the sin of the world…….. nailing it to His cross.

    Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

    His sacrifice wasn’t the Day of Atonement sacrifice. It was the Passover sacrifice paying the price of the sins which had been laid upon His head 3.5 years earlier.

    Romans1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
    #129376

    2ndcoming
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    This morning I have a new insight on Revelation 12. In Revelation 12 we find there are two set of 1260 days. Are they both the same event?

    Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

    Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

    Two points here. First point is there is no mentioning of persecution by Satan in verse 6,while there is a direct mentioning of Satan persecuting the woman in verse 13. Second point is these two set of 1260 days are separated by the event Michael casting Satan to earth. The first set of 1260 days takes place while Satan is still in heaven. The second set of 1260 days takes place “after” Satan cast into earth.

    So,what is my point?

    Like the 10 days in Revelation 2:10, which is symbolic,and may represent the 10 days between Ascension day and Pentecost,the 1260 days in verse 6 is symbolic also. It begins with the man child caught up to heaven. And since Jesus’ ascension takes place on Iyyar 25, using the biblical year count, adding 1260 days to Iyyar 25, we come to Cheshvan 25. These 1260 days speak of the period beginning from Jesus’ ascension,that God has a place for Israel,and tracing history we know it spans from 32 AD Iyyar 25,living under Rome,dispersion in 70 AD,regathering in 1948,up until a future Cheshvan 25 when the next set of 1260 days shall take place.

    Jesus’ ascension on Iyyar 25 —— adding first set of 1260 days which is symbolic ——- a future Cheshvan 25

    Cheshvan 25 —– second set of 1260 days, persecution by Satan, a literal 1260 days ——- Nisan 15 second coming

    #129393

    2ndcoming
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    Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

    The first set of 1260 days takes place immediately after the man child who is Jesus was caught up to heaven. It begins on Iyyar 25 32 AD,up until a future Cheshvan 25 after we add 1260 days to Iyyar 25.The first set of 1260 days span over thousands of years. It encompass the time since Jesus’ ascension,their days under the Roman,dispersion since 70 AD, their settlement in Europe,Russia,and other parts of the world,their regathering in 1948,up until a future Cheshvan 25.

    Concerning why would God call these times as 1260 days? I think if I change the 1260 days to 3.5 years,or simply reminding people of the 3.5 years of Jesus’ ministry,many of you should immediately understand what God’s thought is toward these times.

    Since Jesus’ ascension,Israel and Judah still chose to reject Jesus,up until today. Even when the tribulation starts,they won’t cry out to Jesus until the second half of tribulation. God calls these period 1260 days because God relates these times to Jesus’ 3.5 years ministry when they have rejected His Son. God has absolute authority to call these period whatever He wants. And I think this is why He calls these times as 1260 days, to remind them of their rejection to His Son during his 3.5 years ministry with them.

    Iyyar 25 32 AD Jesus’ ascension —– 1260 days,symbolic, when God relates these period to Jesus’ 3.5 years ministry when both period they chose to reject His Son ——– a future Cheshvan 25

    Cheshvan 25 —– a literal 1260 days, under Satan’s fierce persecution,the whole house of Israel shall accept Christ —— Nisan 15 second coming

    #129434

    2ndcoming
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    In Revelation 12 verse 6,God has mentioned a period of 1260 days. But in verse 14,He only mentioned a period of “a time,and times,and half a time”. Many Christians including myself see these two are the same period. But after a more in depth research tonight,I find “a time,and times,and half a time” have a deeper meaning,and possibly point to the time our Lord’s return.

    Let’s begin with the word “time” in Revelation 12:14. Book of Revelation was written in Greek. In Greek word,it is kairos. And it means time,season.

    http://biblehub.com/greek/2540.htm

    We don’t have much finding here. So let’s go to Daniel 12:7 where we also find “a time,times,and an half”.

    Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

    In Hebrew,the word “time” is mō-w-‘ă-ḏîm or simply moed. It means appointed time,place or meeting.

    http://biblehub.com/hebrew/4150.htm

    It is also understood as an appointed feast,appointed assembly. When we go by this meaning, the “time,times,and an half” should be understood correctly as “appointed feast, two appointed feast and half feast”. Using my timeline as an example,since mid-trib takes place on October 31 2021,the next appointed feast they are going to miss is the fall feast in 2022 ( represented by a time), fall feast in 2023,2024 (represented by times). Here’s an interesting part. The last one is half time. It may very well represent the Passover in 2025 which sits half way between the fall feast in 2024 and 2025,known by God as “half time”. When it’s the case,it also speaks of Jesus coming back in Passover of that year.

    Many bible prophecy students understand “time,times,and half time” as three and half years,because early church fathers have translated this way. I think we should take a more serious approach now and explore what “time,times,and half time” truly means.

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