After two days He will revive us


The two days are two millennia. And they ended in 2003. Are we beginning to see the climactic revival Hosea has prophesied for the last days?

A study by Gavin Finley            2003

Messianic dance at a worship service conducted by
"Hear O Israel Ministries" bringing the Gospel to our
returning Jewish brothers and sisters over in Odessa
in the Ukraine, part of the former U.S.S.R.

69th AND 70th WEEKS;

Dear saints, we are now in the 21st century.
Nearly 2000 biblical years have passed since Jesus as Messiah made His first epic entry into Jerusalem. He entered His city of shalom/peace riding on a donkey to conclude the 69 weeks of years. He entered on the very day Daniel had prophesied He would come. This long awaited date was the 10th day of Nisan, Palm Sunday of 32 A.D. Since that time we have been living in a 'gap' period. It is the time in between the terminus point of this 69 week period and a future time when the awesome days of the 70th week open up. (See Section 7 of the 10 part study of Daniel's Prophecy of the 70 weeks.

This 'gap' period we are now living in is a period of grace. Since Pentecost back in 32 A.D. the Gospel has gone out beyond Israel. It is now spreading into the Gentile nations as an "Age of Grace". This 'gap' or 'parenthesis period', (unlike the 70 weeks of God's determined dealings with Israel), does not directly involve God's covenant dealings with the nation of Israel. We have been told that this 'gap' we are now living in is of unknown duration. Can this period of grace can be measured out in years? And if so, where might we find evidence of this in scripture?


The prophet Hosea spoke forth this prophecy, and it concerns our time. He said that "after two days He will revive us". Hosea speaks of a gap in time. He tells of God's people being "torn to pieces" and then "after two days" there would be a revival.
"Come, and let us return to the Lord,
For He has torn, but He will heal us,
He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us,
And on the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight."
-Hos 6:2 NKJV
This is very interesting. Hosea here speaks of God having "torn" and "smitten". Three verses later He goes on to say,
"Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets;
I have slain them by the words of my mouth:
and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth."
-Hos.6:5 KJV
What does this mean? It seems that there are many references in the Old Testament in which the prophets bring a word that rends or hews or 'cuts in pieces'. It is a word of rebuke, of stern discipline, and of judgement. Israel and her kings were not inclined to listen and heed the word of warning and repent. Accordingly the prophetic judgments continued to come.


In Ezekiel 37 the prophet sees an awesome vision. God's people lie scattered in a valley of dry bones. There they lie, sprawled out dead in a valley of dry bones. This has been the story of God's people in Judah for the past two thousand years. And it has been the story of the lost ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel for 2600 years. They never returned in numbers sufficient to re-establish any tribal sovereign presence in the land of Israel. They went into captivity under the Assyrians in 722 B.C. And they lost their identity. Today they are cut off from their true national roots in Israel. They would be totally cut off from the covenants of Israel were it not for the Gospel. The Light of the God's salvation, which comes from Israel, is shed abroad across this world as a "Light to the gentiles." And the salvation message is heard by the heathen or goyim.

Ezekiel's vision is awesome beyond words. It all seems all so totally devastating and final. Yet it is precisely in this context that the glorious revival comes. As Ezekiel speaks the redemptive Word the bones begin to stir. Then he sees them come together with a rattling sound.

Such is the marvelous drama of the latter days. There will indeed be an Endtime Revival. Many mysteries are slated to be unveiled as Hosea's prophesied revival powers up. While we have seen some stirrings of revival in Israel and in the church in modern history these are but the early showers of blessing. The harvest rains or the true latter rains will come. And this magnificent restoration of all God's people has yet to be fully manifest. The Old Testament prophetic poetry paints a wonderful picture of this future promise of a revival and restoration. See Isa.35, Isa. 60-61, Ezek.37, Mic.2:12-13 etc. So it will surely come to pass.


If we are going lay out a timeline for the "two days" then we have to find a starting point. That starting point must relate to this "cutting to pieces" mentioned by Hosea. Presumably these "cutting" prophetic messages came to an end at some point. When might this have been?

The scriptures reveal for us that the final cutting prophetic word against Israel. It was given by Jesus Himself. This was the Olivet Discourse The final cutting words of judgement were given in the days before His crucifixion. Jesus said that the Temple would be destroyed, the city taken, and the people scattered.

Judgement did come on the nation of Israel. In 70 A.D. the Roman armies under Titus entered the Holy City. The Temple was burned and leveled and Judah was scattered into the nations just as the lost ten tribes had been scattered 800 years before. The long saga of the Jews in the Diaspora would go on for two thousand years.

Then the time for revival and restoration would come. After two millennia of wanderings among the nations God would start by regathering His royal tribe, the Jewish people of Judah. During the 20th Century they started to come back into the land of Israel once again. At the same time a Light would go out to the Gentiles. The Gospel would be preached to the ends of the earth. The greatest missionary outreaches we have ever seen are now going forth around the world.

What other signs of revival do we see? The hard pressed persecuted church overseas is expanding wonderfully. In China we have gone from one million Christians before the Maoist persecutions began in 1949 to over 120 million today. Open Doors with Brother Andrew reports a growth rate of 8% per year in the persecuted Church worldwide. This is extraordinary.

Revival has started in national Israel as well. In the past century we have seen the Jewish House of Judah coming back to restore the land of Israel even as Ezekiel saw the bones coming together. -Ezek 37 Of late we have also seen signs of spiritual revival. More Jews, are embracing the Gospel message and converting to Christ Jesus/Yeshua, than at any time in history. The 'Breath of Life' is coming into the Jews at long last! God is beginning to revive both houses of His moribund Judeo-Christian people!

Hosea prophesied that "after two days He will revive us".
When will this mighty Revival come?

It will come "two days" after the last rending, cutting , prophetic word of judgment was pronounced on Israel and on the people God was calling out to Himself. And who gave that prophecy? Our Bibles reveal that these words were given by Jesus Himself. He made that final prophecy during the Passover of 32 A.D. in the days before His crucifixion. On Palm Sunday, the 10th day of Nisan, He announced His Messianic office to Israel. As the 69 weeks ended Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Later on that day, after His final cleansing of the temple, He went up into the mount of Olives. His trusted disciples, Peter, James and John came to Him privately there. They asked Him specifically about the sign (singular) that would usher in the end of this present evil age and the coming of His Millennial Kingdom. Jesus proceeded to launch out in a long dissertation, at times pretty hard to take. These tearing words get so heavy, in fact, that many modern evangelicals have responded in the flesh and in effect torn Matthew 24 out of their Bibles saying,
"These harsh words are certainly not for us!"
When they are asked just who the scripture might be addressed to the answer, as usual comes back,
"This word of judgement is for the Jews."

This is a very sad state of affairs. It seems that many Christians believe that "the church" is due all the words of blessing. Any words of correction and judgement are all to be reserved for "the Jews".

Is this the case as we see it in scripture? Hardly! The Word of God is for all the people God is calling to Himself. Matthew 24 is for all of His "called out" company, all the people of His Judeo-Christian ekklesia/congregation/assembly. The scriptures only speak of one Elect. There is but one covenant people of God to be seen in the Bible. We are going to have to deal with that in a way that is consistent with the holy scriptures. Any doctrine that tries to cut the Jews off from the flows of Grace or some arbitrary 'dispensational' Age of Grace that stops seven years short of the end of this evil age is completely arbitrary and concocted by man. Furthermore, it amounts to theological Antisemitism.

In the Olivet Discourse, - Mat.24, Jesus prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem. He also spoke of the scattering of His people. The prophet Daniel said quite clearly that this scattering of the power of the holy people would come to a climax and then end with the "time, times, and half a time, or the final three and a half years of the 70th week of Daniel. This is the time period of the trampling of Jerusalem (Rev.11) and the Great Tribulation. (Rev.13) Our Apostle Paul spoke of the end-time apostasy, and a coming false messiah. (2Thes 2:3) Jesus spoke of the Great Tribulation, and the preaching of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. (Mat.24) He clearly stated that His second coming as Messiah would come after the Great Tribulation. These were and are the last rending prophetic words given in scripture. They were given on or soon after Palm Sunday, Nisan 10, or April 9 of 32 A.D..

If the crucifixion Passover season marks the beginning of the time span then what would these 'two days' of Hosea 6:2 represent? The context indicates that these are not likely to be two ordinary 24 hour days. If we look at the context of the verse and the phrase; "and on the third day we shall live in His sight", we can see that it is a reference to the one thousand years of the coming Millennium. So the "two days" which precede the Millennium of Messiah. represent the two millennia we are living in right now. Could this time interval mark out for us the current 'gap' between the end of the 69th week and the beginning of the 70th week? That would mean that even in the midst of tribulation God is going to fire up His final climactic Holy Spirit revival.

Is this possible? Can Tribulation and Revival co-exist? They certainly did in the early Church. And they are most definitely co-existent today in the suffering church. The Christian Church is doubling every 8 years in places like Vietnam, the Sudan, China, Egypt etc, etc. And all this revival is going on in spite of, (and perhaps because of), intense persecution. Can we understand this? Unfortunately we do not. We shall be looking into this very important issue just up ahead.


Hosea states that "after two days He will revive us". What can we say about God's mention of a revival? It seems that the 70th week and those final 7 years may open up with a great revival. The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party. He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. - Isa.60 His inspired poetry bears witness to this end-time revival going forward in a time of thick darkness. What is God telling us?

Even in these times of trials and tribulations God is bringing us a message. It is a word of exhortation and encouragement. Brothers and sisters, these words were written for God's people as they come to the end of this age. These words are for us!

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1. 'Arise, shine; For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
2. For behold,
The darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
3. The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4. "Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5. Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy.'
-Isa 60:1-5 NKJV

Hosea goes on to say, "And on the third day He will raise us up"
That we may live in His sight",
indicating, as we shall see, that this revival will carry on into the Millennium that follows the 70th week.

This is quite a bit different from what we have been told by today's popular preachers of end-time themes. They have painted those final 7 years of the 70th week as little more than a chamber of horrors, a hellish wrath zone. We have been erroneously taught that during those final seven years there will be no Holy Spirit, no heavenly grace extended and no faithful witness by the elect people of God. Our fast talking popular prophecy teachers speak of wrath and horror in those final 7 years of this age and little else. This is all very unscriptural. And it is also very demoralizing to God's covenant people. And yet the Holy Spirit here in Hosea 6 is speaking of a latter day glory, an Endtime Revival of all things!


These are not the only scriptures that speak of a revival in the last days. The prophet Joel saw the Holy Spirit outpouring coming to a peak even as this age was coming to a tumultuous climax. The context clearly indicates this epic revival comes to a magnificent crescendo and peaks in the last 30 days of the age.
28. "And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
29. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
30. "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
32. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord calls."
- Joel 2:28-32 NKJV
We know for a certainty that this revival is coming to a climax right at the end of this age. The revival peak that Joel saw is time tagged. The timing of this revival peak is marked out in time by his mention of those cosmic disturbances of the sun turning to darkness, the moon to blood etc.. We know that these epic heavenly signs will be coming very late in the 70th week and indeed will go on beyond the 1260 + 1260 days of the 70th Week. Since the tribulation ends on day 1260 we are speaking now of those last thirty days that lead up to day 1290. (Dan.12:11)

We can be sure of this because Jesus gave us the details in the Olivet Discourse. He said that it would be,

29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days
the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from heaven,
and the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
- Mat.24:29
The cosmic signs of the sun turning to darkness and the moon to blood are the clincher here. We know from the words of Jesus that the Great Tribulation, and with it the 70th Week of Daniel, has just ended. Now as holy history enters the 70th Week extension beyond those 1260 days and time marches on toward the climax of the age and the 1290 days spoken of by Daniel the prophet, (Dan. 12:11), we see from the passage in Matthew 24 that the heavens are in a state of tumult and upheaval. It is in this time context that the prophet Joel saw the peak of the Endtime Revival.

From his vantage point around 800 B.C. Joel saw the peak of the Holy Spirit outpouring. This is the final climax of the very same revival Peter saw and commented on at Pentecost two millennia earlier. Joel saw the mountain peak of the revival. And he said it was "afterwards". So as we have seen, this would surely refer to the last days.

Our apostle Peter spoke of Joel's prophecy. We can read about it in Acts 2. When those momentous events opened up on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem back in 32 A.D. Peter tagged the revival he was seeing as that same revival Joel saw, the one that would climax at the end of the age!

Like the classic fireworks festival Joel witnessed the Holy Spirit revival starting with a bang at Pentecost Then he saw it riding up to a glorious crescendo and peaking with the cosmic events that will be seen in the heavens at the end of this present evil age. It was in the context of the final Battle of Armageddon and right in the end-zone that Joel saw the Holy Spirit poured out in a blaze of glory upon all flesh. Like Zechariah (Zech 12:7-13:1), Joel saw the salvation and deliverance the Jewish house of Judah in Jerusalem. (Joel 2:28-32) All this splendor and and overshadowing glory was coming to a magnificent climax in the context of these cosmic signs of the 6th seal where the sun was turning to darkness and the moon to blood. - Joel 2:28-32 Even at that late hour people were repenting and being saved. Joel saw the Word of God go out to bring many to salvation, even up to the very last day of this age.

"And whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be delivered/saved."
- Joel 2:32
From Jesus's own words we know that these cosmic disturbances are associated with the 6th seal. They precede and lead up to the climactic final Day of Atonement. And it heralds the opening of 7th seal, the Day of the Lord, Judgement Day for the wicked, and His second coming as Messiah. - Mat.24:29-31

We have been led to believe that the end-time revival spoken of by the prophets is all in the Millennium. Yet here in these scriptures we see clear evidence that the Holy Spirit outpouring will come before the Millennium and in fact will be rising up to a crescendo right inside the very darkness of the 70th week and its 30 day extension.

Dear saints, this may be a bit new to us. But the scriptures are clear.
The peak of the Pentecostal revival comes after the 1260 days of the Great Tribulation. - Dan.12:7
This is after the 42 month (or 1260 day) reign of the Antichrist. - Rev.13:7
This is after the 42 month (or 1260 day) trampling of Jerusalem. - Rev.11:2
We are looking at a peaking of the revival coming in the interval between the 1260th day, which marks the end of the 70th Week, and the end of the age which will come the end of the 1290 days. The 1290 days were outlined for us by the prophet Daniel. - Dan.12:11.

We now have very good evidence that the 1290th day will probably come on a future Day of Atonement. Indeed, it will probably fulfill that feast in the New Covenant and bring the 6th of the Seven Feasts of Israel to its climax.

As we can see in this YouTube video on the Seven Feasts of Israel the very next feast which awaits fulfillment in holy history is the 5th feast, the Feast of Trumpets. This feast will probably mark out a future epic watershed event every Christian should be fully informed about. The future 70th week of Daniel, the final seven years of this age will be initiated with the signing of the 7 peace covenant outlined for us in that all important scripture, Daniel 9:27. This peace treaty will be signed between the nation of Israel and the coming Antichrist or false messiah. For a fuller explanation of just how remarkably accurately the next two upcoming Fall Feasts of Israel mark out the beginning of the 70th Week of Daniel and the end of this age with an exact timeline of 1260 + 1290 = 2550 days see the article on the yet to be fulfilled Fall Feasts of Israel.

God is so patient. He is so gracious. He is giving wayward mankind one last chance to repent and be saved. This is indeed an encouraging word from the scriptures for all mankind and for the end-time saints.

If we are on approach to a great End-Time Revival, (and an epic climactic revival at that), when might we expect it to open up? Fortunately we are not left to guess. Hosea gives us a clear and unequivocal answer.
The prophecy states,


Let us take a closer look at these 'two days' and particularly at the 'third day' that Hosea spoke of. The identification of these "two days" as two millennia is given further credence by Hosea's reference to the "third day" when His people "live in His sight". The phrase "we shall live in His sight" sounds distinctly millennial. 2,000 years ago Jesus ascended into heaven. He is now with the Father. He will return to this cosmos and this earth. In the coming 1,000 year Millennium of Messiah Jesus will be Emmanuel, or 'God with us'. Surely this "third day" when "we shall live in His sight" speaks of the 1000 year Millennium of Messiah. See the chart below.

This would fit the outline seen by the ancient sages of Israel. They saw six millennia of man's rule followed by a rest, a sabbatical 7th Millennium. During those final 1,000 years mankind and the created order would enjoy peace under the glorious rule of Messiah.


Hosea's prophecy of the 'two days' is truly remarkable. It may in fact be giving us an accurate measurement of the time-span that would connect the years from from Palm Sunday entry of 'Messiah the Prince' and His cutting prophetic pronouncements given in the Olivet Discourse to the year that sees the beginning of a great revival in the last days. Such a revival might open up in a certain year. In what year might that revival come?

Hosea said " after two days He will revive us". As we observed earlier, the context indicates that these are not likely to be two ordinary 24 hour days. Elsewhere in scripture we read that

"a day with the Lord is as one thousand years
and a thousand years as one day......"
-2Pet.3:8 NKJV
If these "two days" do indeed refer to two millennia then when would this timespan begin and end? If we reckon each 'day' as a thousand years and the "two days" as 2,000 years then we can lay out a timeline from when the last cutting prophetic words were given by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse.

OF 360 DAYS EACH = 720,000 DAYS. THIS

If Hosea's "two days" are in fact 2,000 years what sort of years would they be? Are they two millennia of our solar years of 365.2422 days? Or are they 2,000 prophetic or biblical years of 360.00000 days each? Well again we will understand that this prophecy was issued to us from the throne of God up in the third heaven. As we discussed in
Section 4 of Daniel's prophecy of the 70 weeks, the decrees of years that come to us from God's throne are always issued to us in the holy time currency of God. They are perfect holy years of 360 days. If that is the case, then what time period would we be looking at for the 2,000 biblical/prophetic/holy years.
2,000 x 360 = 720,000 days
If our gap is to run for 720,000 days then how many of our earthly solar years would that be?
One solar year = 365.2422 days
720,000 divided by 365.2422
= 1971.29466 solar years
=1971 solar years plus 0.29466 x 365.2422 days
=1971 solar years plus 108 days.


The last year in which God sent His cutting prophetic word to His people was with the words of Jesus in the Olivet discourse. This was during Passover of 32 A.D. If the 720,000 days began at that point in time then in what year would these 720,000 days terminate?
32 + 1971 = 2003
The timespan terminates in 2003!


As we consider the final 7 years of this age many Christians are asking, "OK, so the last 7 years involve covenant issues. These involve Israel. What has this got to do with us in the church?" Well the 70th week is a time in which covenant faithfulness and Kingdom of God loyalty issues are up front and center. These matters involving the surrender of the sovereignty of nations "under God" to a prince who denies the "God of His Fathers" -Dan.11:37-38 will involve the western nations once known as "Christendom" and the church. There will be a clash of two covenants. One is the 7 year covenant of a humanistic man. And the other is the Everlasting Covenant of God. This is the central drama of the 70th week. While many will fall away the endtime saints will embrace the grand adventure and the divine romance. They will take center stage in this climactic time of witness. They will have their eyes on the Mighty One of Israel. Like our Apostle Paul they will,
"Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". -Phil. 3:14 NKJV
And some will ask, "Just how is the church involved with the covenants of Israel of all things? Are we talking here about a return to the Mosaic law?"
The answer is "No, not at all." We know that the law was given to us as a schoolmaster to show us our need of God's mercy and grace and to bring us to faith in Christ. -Gal. 3:24 This Mosaic Law has been fulfilled and superceded by the New Covenant through the sacrificial death of Jesus for us at Calvary. Because the law is now being written in our hearts by the Holy Spirit the Mosaic law which had been binding upon national Israel during old testament times is no longer binding on the saints. Nevertheless, our salvation through Jesus is still every bit a blood covenant matter since it came to us by the shed blood of Christ, our Sacrifice Lamb. The only difference is that now instead of the law being policed externally the law in the New Covenant economy is now being written or downloaded into our hearts by the gracious ministry of the Holy Spirit and as we surrender to Him. We find ourselves being gently wooed by His gracious leading, His righteousness, yes even His law. Our New Covenant is still linked to Israel. Jesus is our coming Messiah, the Lion of the Jewish Tribe of Judah. He will come to rule upon this earth for 1,000 years presiding from the Throne of David at Jerusalem. If we are "in Christ" then we are "Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise". -Gal.3:29 We are as a wild olive branch grafted into Israel. -Rom.11 In Christ we come into those covenants of promise and into the "commonwealth (or citizenship) of Israel". -Eph. 2:12-13NKJV/GWF So when we speak of coming into the 'covenants of Israel' we are simply talking of a new awareness of our call to normal or standard blood covenant Christianity. This, our Apostle Paul tells us, 'is our reasonable service'.- Rom. 12 :1 This is the Christianity that involves a Spirit led relationship of commitment up to the same level as our wedding vows or "unto death do us part".

Will this be different from the typical antinomian Christianity that we see practiced in the decadent west today? It most certainly will. Our current western 'churchianity' does not even match the commitment level called for in our earthly marriages. That is why our western Christian ladies at present spend more time voyeuristically absorbed in earthy novels and medieval Arthurian romance fantasies than they do in living out personally the divine romance in the Christ of the holy scriptures. The commitment level of our current Western Christianity does not even match the covenant commitment level of the mafia or the gangs in the streets. That is why our Christian men are more absorbed in spectator sports or pagan crusader tales of sexual conquest and bloody violence on the screen. They have not yet realised that they have been called into a vital role as part of the divine adventure of the endtime. Western Christians, at the moment, are predominantly spectators. We are not doing much to live out the Great Commission by taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. In the times to come that will change dramatically. There is plenty of romance and adventure out there as our brothers and sisters in persecuted lands and our missionaries will attest to. They witness quite frequently under the threat of discomfort and death. And they routinely see the miraculous Providence of God. Yet these inspiring stories often remain untold.

The true Christianity to which we are called comes through communion with Christ Jesus in an 'upper room' as it were. Traditional religion or popular religion remains down at earth level. This just won't "cut it". Our God has always been calling His Judeo-Christian people to "come up higher" into a direct unmediated blood covenant relationship with Him! He is calling us right at this very minute as a matter of fact. This will certainly become abundantly clear and evident to all as we face our God in future days. Because the time will surely come when the saints enter the 70th week. And blood covenant matters are brought back into the picture once again.


The Feast of Trumpets and indeed all 3 of the fall feasts have yet to be fulfilled in the New Covenant. The first three springtime feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits were all fulfilled by Jesus in His first coming. Every single one of these first three feasts were fulfilled by Jesus to the very day. Jesus as our Passover Lamb was sacrificed on Passover, the 14th day of Nisan. -Lev.23:5 This was on the very same day that the Passover lambs were being killed. He was buried as the sinless offering for many on the eve of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the 15th of Nisan. -Lev.23:6 And He rose again three days later on the Feast of Firstfruits, the 17th day of Nisan, the "day after the sabbath". -Lev.23: Jesus was the firstfruits from the dead. -1Cor.15:20&23 The 4th feast, the Feast of Pentecost, was fulfilled 50 days after the Feast of Firstfruits. The Holy Spirit fell on the 120 in the upper room. This was right on the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts chapter 2. These first four feasts have all been fulfilled They were fulfilled back in 32 A.D., and to the very day. Then we have 'the gap', this grace period of 2000 years in which we now live. So if we are looking for a future Hebrew feast yet to come into its New Covenant fulfilment that might mark the beginning of the 70th week we might do well to examine the next feast on the Hebrew calendar.

The 5th feast, the next feast due to be fulfilled, is the Feast of Trumpets. It comes in the fall. And it may be just up ahead. It is the next feast on God's agenda. The Feast of Trumpets will come into its New Covenant fulfilment just as surely as the 4 feasts before it did. We can be absolutely sure of that. But how? And by whom? Jesus has gone to the Father awaiting the Word for His return. The Holy Spirit is already at work amongst us. Who is going to do this announcing of the coming of the Kingdom of God?

Well this is where things start to get very interesting. Could it be that God's covenant people will be the active agents here? The Feast of Trumpets will be an auspicious day that will herald the coming Kingdom of God. It will begin the 'ten days of awe'. Surely God's covenant people, His elect, will be in the loop here. The question is this. What might trigger the saints to announce the coming Kingdom of God to the world?

As we saw above, our 2000 biblical year 'gap' or 'grace period' terminated in 2003. Feast of Trumpets is the next feast coming up for fulfilmemt. This is a date on the Hebrew calendar upon which we should keep a very watchful eye. Tishrei 1 is the beginning of the Hebrew civil year. If we are looking for an auspicious connection point that would mark the day in which God's covenant people in one epic day rise up from their slumbers en masse to announce the coming Kingdom of God then this next date of the Hebrew calendar, the Feast of Trumpets which is the first day of Tishrei would be such a time. Some awesome event of extreme significance must happen on some future Feast of Trumpets. It will revive the Judeo-Christian people from their slumbers. What future epic prophesied event might be expected to do that? That is the next question we shall look into.

DAN. 9:27

Since we are living in the 'gap' period between the 69 weeks and the 70th week of Daniel we are naturally also interested in what the Bible has to say about the circumstances in which that future 70th week begins. Here is our scripture.
Daniel 9:27 NKJV
"Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate."
Here are the awesome facts concerning that future covenant. A 7 year covenant with a man, a global peacemaker, is signed by 'many'. This will surely involve national Israel including the royal House of Judah. The Throne of David, and the Sceptre and landrights of Israel will be signed over to a man, a global megadealer. The G-7 nations, which once were called "Christendom", will probably be parties to the 7 year covenant as well. But that's not all. The established church will almost certainly sign themselves over to this man as well. Both the established church and national Israel will jump on the bandwagon with the peacemaker antichrist. How do we know this?

Jesus Himself told us as much. He said that His people would make covenant with a false messiah. He would be a narcissistic leader who apparently has no regard for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob but as a Luciferian worships "self". Here are His words.

"I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me;
if another comes in his own name, him you will receive".
- John 5:43 NKJV
This is a sobering truth. But we must face up to it. This will be Nicea session 2. It will make the former deal the western church made with the Roman Caesar Constantine back in 325 A.D. look like a Sunday school picnic by comparison. It will be a sellout by God's Judeo-Christian people of all the holy things. The Holy Land, the Holy covenant and the holy people themselves will all be thrown onto the table in the deal with this totally secular man.

We saw indications of this willingness to sell out by Mr. Barak when he offered portions of Judea and territory of the northern ten tribes to Mr. Arafat for a Palestinian state. Arafat refused the offer. The Philistines/Palestinians just want Israel destroyed. That is their real agenda. It is their only agenda. The established church too is selling out the holy things of God to pander to this world. The apostasy of the theological seminaries is alarming. Young men entering the seminaries to train for the ministry generally believe in the virgin birth, the deity of Christ, his bodily resurrection, a literal hell, the truth of holy scripture etc. Alas, when they graduate they come out not holding to these basic tenets of the Christian faith. Many churches are even now compromising the faith in order to embrace the ecumenical movement and the United Religions Initiative.

The departure of the church from her true Husband in Christ is as Gomer departing from her husband Hosea and going off with her lovers. This falling away from the true faith will go on until the inevitable crisis at the end. Gomer will find herself enclosed with thorns. The church and Israel have both dallied with kings and princes, with communist peasant rulers, and with merchant moguls. Now the end deal comes and Gomer will go on to make her final "covenant with death". -Isa.28:15 It will be the final installment of 'Beauty and the Beast'. This time Israel and the established church, (as Gomer) will go "all the way" with her earthy prince. But she will find out afterwards that the prince she has kissed is really a toad. This will be an awful thing. This great "falling away" will lead to the ultimate apostasy at midweek. And the compromising church who has debauched herself with her earthly 'prince' will be as the "Lady of Shalott", drifting down the river, singing her last mournful song. Who will warn her? Who will awaken her from her toxic slumbers.


About 2540 years ago Daniel prophesied concerning a "prince who is to come". -Dan.9:26
"Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week." -Dan. 9:27 NKJV
How would the confirming of that 7 year covenant between a false messiah and God's people in Israel and the Church be received by the true saints of the Everlasting Covenant? This would be an epic day for them too would it not? This would be a shocking day for God's faithful elect. For many it would be the end of their faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It would be a a day of apostasy!

God's true and uncompromised covenant people would wake up in that day. They would recoil in horror at what has happened. How would God's watchmen respond? Would they sound the alarm> Would they blow the trumpet? And could this epic blowing of trumpets, calling all God's people to solemn assembly be the crucial "wake up call" which will cause the saints to cry out to God? Would this great awakening of God's covenant people initiate the revival of which Hosea prophesied? We see a shadow of this electrifying moment in Joel's prophecy.

Books by David Wilkerson.

1. "Blow the trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
For the day of the Lord is coming,
For it is at hand:"
- Joel 2:1 NKJV
12. "Now, therefore," says the Lord,
"Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning."
- Joel 2:12 NKJV
This future epic Feast of Trumpets will be an awesome moment in holy history. The Trumpets will sound calling all of God's congregation out from what they are doing to assemble themselves before Him. And the dreadful question will again be asked, "Who is on the Lord's side?!"

These are fearful issues to address.
Please pray for these scriptural truths to be discussed openly in faithful Berean style. There is a huge smokescreen of religious disinformation going up to hide the truth of the future 70th week and the confirming of the 7 year covenant that will start it off. We shall see that covenant. Now is the time to be aware of this and to prepare our hearts Now is the time to "wake up and smell the coffee".

Gabriel, the angel of God's throne told Daniel that this would be the event that will start the clock ticking into the 70th week. -Dan.9:27. There is an enormous amount of preterist and partial preterist misinformation on the net and the airwaves trying to "cloak" this critical endtime information given to us in Dan.9:27. It is even now slipping into the halls of evangelical and charismatic Christendom. The signing of this 7 year covenant before the watching world will mark the beginning of the future 70th week. Dan. 9:27 is a scriptural signpost on the pilgrim pathway showing us the way ahead.
We need that signpost!


At present we do not know what this all means. Jesus warned us to watch and be alert to the 'signs of the times'. -Mat.16:2-3 Until the time arrives we can only speculate as to how this will all unfold. Perhaps this two thousand biblical year grace period will end with some sort of a crisis this fall. Perhaps some nuclear event will trigger an international furor for "world peace" or "nuclear disarmament". A call might go out around the world for a "strong hand from somewhere" to guarantee this world peace once and for all. And perhaps in that critical moment a global peacemaker will step forward with an answer, and an offer, to Israel, the G-7 sovereignties, and to the world. The Feast of Trumpets and the Hebrew New Year would be an auspicious time for this 7 year covenant to be signed. This would initiate the first 3.5 years of the 70th week and the saga of the harlot and her peacemaker prince.

And what is the purpose in bringing out this word of warning right now?
The church in the western world is apathetic. Like the Shulamite she is self absorbed and comfortable in her private room. Couched amidst her materialistic comforts she is not inclined to rise when the knock comes at the door. - Song of Songs 5:2-8 Are we listening? Shall we rise to answer His gentle voice? We have been instructed to be watchful. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for failing to watch and for not observing the signs of the times.

1. "Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said to them, "When it is evening you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red'; 3 and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times." - Matthew 16:1-4 NKJV
41. Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
42. saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
-Luke 19:41-48 NKJV
The "day" that Jesus was referring to was Palm Sunday. This was the day for "Messiah the Prince" to appear. Daniel's prophecy of the 70 weeks had foretold the very day He would be ride into Jerusalem as Messiah. -Dan. 9:26 (See the article on Daniel's prophecy of the 69 weeks).

Alas the Pharisees had not done their homework. When that day came they were not watching for Him. Thirty years before this the Magi out in Persia had been reading Daniel's prophecy. They had done some calculations and had determined approximately when the Messiah would be born. That set them to watching, hoping for a sign. God honored their diligence in their study of His sacred Word. The star appeared and led them to Bethlehem. Wise men still seek Him, even today. The shepherds were also honored at the birth of Christ. They too were watching; keeping watch over their flocks by night. Yet here as the 69 weeks ended and Palm Sunday dawned the Pharisees were too busy in their business of religion to calculate the time of the appearing of their Messiah, the promised Lamb of God. Pray God that we in the privileged western church of the 21st century with access to all this electronic information to help us search the scriptures will do a better job this next time. Because our time to be watching carefully may come up sooner than we had anticipated. And let us pray that we show more interest in knowing the season of Messiah's second coming than the Pharisees showed for identifying the season of His first coming. Let us make sure that we do our homework.

Jesus Himself has entreated us to watch, to be on the lookout.

"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming." -Mat.25:13 NKJV

Our Apostle Paul exhorts us to,

13. "Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong." -1 Cor.16:13 NKJV


In view of the possible signing of the 7 year covenant on some upcoming Feast of Trumpets and Hosea's Revival breaking forth now is the time for us to seek the face of our God. He died for our sins as our Saviour. He deserves first place in our lives.

This article is sent out for two main purposes.
1. It is to alert the saints to watchfulness now that the endtime drama could be quite near.
2. It is to encourage the saints in their critical role of witness.

We are to finish the race begun by the saints who have gone before us. The world and the whole company of angels are watching.

1. "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
and let us run with patient endurance the race that is set before us,
2. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and has sat down at
the right hand of the throne of God."
- Heb. 12:1-2 NKJV
In the covenant we have with our God He has always made ample provision for His witnesses. We have been given the Holy Spirit. He is our Strengthener/Comforter and personal Guide. Through many dangers, toils and snares He will lead us on towards the gates of splendour.


For those who do not know Jesus Christ personally or have not given themselves totally to Him now is the time to answer His call. Invite Him into your heart and life. We are creatures of a fallen world. We all need our character changed from the inside out. We cannot do this ourselves. Only Jesus/Yeshua has the power to do the job. And He will do that work within us just as fast as we get down on our knees and invite Him in surrendering ourselves to His gracious rule.

If you are willing to take that step of faith and to ask Him into your life click here. Then go out and find someone to baptize you under the water before a crowd of witnesses. This will help enormously as you set out on your walk of faith.

As we have seen, some coming Feast of Trumpets may well bring in Hosea's Revival. These will be times of awe and soul searching. Our Jewish friends, many of them coming to Yeshua, are ready to restore the sacrifices on the temple mount. Perhaps the Ark of the covenant will be found.

Whenever the 70th week opens up in some future Feast of Trumpets it will truly be a year for being 'sold out' for God. It will be a season for liquidation of assets. It will be an occasion to "remember Lot's wife". Truly it will be a year of renewal and a time of new beginnings. These will be awesome times for the Judeo-Christian people and for the world at large. But we need not be concerned about the final outcome. Jesus is the One who opens the seals. - Rev. ch.5. He alone controls holy history. The trumpets announce His coming Kingdom. He has set a time limit for the endtime drama. The 70th week Will last seven prophetic years and not a day over that. -Dan.9:24-27 The nations are increasingly raging against the coming of Messiah. - Psalm 2 But at the second coming of Christ the Word coming from His mouth will put a stop to the rampage of humanistic evil. Jesus Christ will return just in the nick of time; before godless human rule threatens to destroy all life on earth. -Mat.24:22. As the 70th week ends He will come a second time to stop the trampling of Jerusalem. He will come as the Deliverer, and as the Breaker at Bozrah. He will come as a Conquering King, riding upon a white horse at the final judgement. As the Lion of the Jewish house of Judah He will bring the scepter of His righteous rule to this earth. As the long expected Son of David He will rule over this earth from the Throne of David. -Luke 1:30-33 In that magnificent future Millennium of Messiah, Jerusalem will be restored. The Holy City will finally become the 'city of peace'. The nations will find salvation under Messiah's glorious ministry and rule. And this poor ruined creation will again be restored to the beauty and order it once knew.

Grace and peace to all those who love his appearing.