by Erik Jonson and Randall Russell…emphasis added
It has been proposed that Daniel’s 70th Week could begin in the year 2009 and run through 2016 which equates to the Jewish years of 5770-5776. (Reference Daniel Matson’s work, in particular, Signs of the End.) (For a detailed Jewish calendar, click here. The month of Tishri, aka Rosh Hashana, starts the Jewish new year, which is always in the fall on our Gregorian calendar.)
Although chapter and verses weren’t added to the scriptures until the 14th/15th century… this study attempts to look at Psalms 109 through 119 from a prophetic standpoint, with the view in mind that this period of time may represent Daniel’s 70th Week and beyond. Could this be a mere coincidence or truly divine?
A Little History
I became aware of Daniel Matson’s work in mid 2005, and the Prophecy in the Psalms concepts somewhere around that same time. As we shall see, Psalm 110, (113), 117, 118, and 119 are particularly intriguing, and initially gave me pause as they were read with the time frame of 2009 – 2018 in mind. However, Psalms 111 through 116 did not appear to fit the description of what would be happening in the world during the time of Daniel’s 70th Week and the Great Tribulation. These ideas were placed on the back burner, and eventually forgotten.
Recently, in his 15-Apr-09 posting at Five Doves – Pentecost Revisited – Pastor FM Riley noted how Psalm 109 seemed to indicate the unveiling of the “opposing one” (Anti-Christ, Man of Sin). With his thoughts on my mind, Psalm 109 through Psalm 119 were re-read again with the view of 2009 (Jewish Year 5770; Sept 19, 2009) – 2018 (Jewish Year 5779; Sept 10, 2018) in mind. It was during these subsequent readings that a new insight was noted which suddenly seemed to make everything fall perfectly into place. This study aims to convey these observations for further scrutiny.
These conclusions are reached in large part through a view of Ezekiel’s prophecy (from Chapter 5) of 430 years where the land did not observe her Sabbath.
Seventy years were paid during the years Israel were in captivity in Babylon. This left 360 years to be paid. There is also the odd verse in Leviticus 26:23-24 where a payment for sin would be multiplied 7 times. This left a total of 2520 years remaining where the land was to be desolate as payment for Israel not observing her Sabbaths when in the land.
Daniel Matson shows in his work that the 2520 years, when converted to 360 day years, runs from:
- July 16, 537 BC (Persian King Cyrus conquered Babylon and issued a decree for the Jews to return to their land) until
- May 14, 1948 (Israel reborn as a nation)
See here Biblical Prophecy: Israel to be Restored as an Independent Nation in 1948 and Signs of the End – Book Outline for a more detailed description of these times, for there are many more than the one reference noted here.
Daniel Matson then uses day counts between Jewish feast days and the day counts given in the book of Daniel and Revelation (along with many additional arguments) to propose that the time of Daniel’s 70th Week runs from 2009 through 2016 (Again, keep in mind the Jewish New Years 5770-5776).
J.R. Church and others (including F.M. Riley’s recent article on 15-Apr-09 posting at Five Doves – Pentecost Revisited ) have also proposed that the Psalms may follow a prophetic sequence in terms of the year (in Gregorian calendar years). For example, Psalm 33 relating to the year 1933, Psalm 48 relating to the year 1948, Psalm 67 relating to the year 1967, and so on.
(After reading the above article by J.R. Church, you will see that he has a slightly different interpretation of these particular Psalms… nevertheless, keep reading and you decide!)
Psalms 109 – 119 potentially align with the time frame of 2009 – 2019 representing Daniel’s 70th Week and the first two years of the Millennium.
Psalm 109 – Representing 2009
Psalm 109 sets the table for what is to follow. It starts by the plea for the appointment of a “wicked man” (i.e., Antichrist) and let “an Evil One”, “an accuser”, or “adversary” one to oppose (i.e., Satan). Notice the text states two different individuals!
This is in verse 6 of Psalm 109:
6 Set a wicked man over him, and let an accuser stand at his right hand (NKJV).
6 Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand. (NIV)
6 Set thou a wicked man over him; And let an adversary stand at his right hand. (ASV)
6 Appoint Thou over him the wicked, And an adversary standeth at his right hand. (YLT)
The “accuser” throughout scripture is Satan. But there is also another section of Psalm 109 that is striking. These are verses 21–31:
21 But You, O GOD the Lord, Deal with me for Your name’s sake; Because Your mercy is good, deliver me. 22 For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me. 23 I am gone like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees are weak through fasting, And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness. 25 I also have become a reproach to them; When they look at me, they shake their heads.
26 Help me, O LORD my God! Oh, save me according to Your mercy, 27 That they may know that this is Your hand— That You, LORD, have done it! 28 Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, let them be ashamed, But let Your servant rejoice. 29 Let my accusers be clothed with shame, And let them cover themselves with their own disgrace as with a mantle.
30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude. 31 For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, To save him from those who condemn him.
Here the cry turns to the Lord to save the one who is poor and needy, the one who’s heart is wounded, and fading away.
In verses 26 and 27, the Psalmist cries out:
“Help me, O Lord, my God; save me in accordance with your love. Let them know that it is your hand, that you, O Lord, have done it.”
Imagine Israel crying out these words to God Almighty as the many accusers, and the newly appointed Evil One, stand around Israel and accuse her.
—– thoughts by Randall…
I want to point out another possible connection that I see in this verse that possibly indicates the timing for this representing 2009. Notice in verses 22-25:
22 For I am poor and needy,
And my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am gone like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees are weak through fasting,
And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.
25 I also have become a reproach to them;
When they look at me, they shake their heads.
Is it possible that this verse correlates with Isaiah 17 and the timing of the destruction of Damascus? In particular verse 4:
4 “ In that day it shall come to pass That the glory of Jacob will wane, And the fatness of his flesh grow lean.
This could be a stretch, and I’m certainly open for discussion; but it appears to me that all nations are starting to turn against Israel, and verse 4 of Isaiah 17 matches up with verse 24 of Psalm 109?
Almost all theologians believe that this destructive event is on the horizon. We all can agree that the terrorist, Jihadist group of Hezbollah primarily resides in Damascus, Syria; and they are interconnected to some degree with Fatah and Hamas of the Palestinian Territories; Al-Qaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt and the Taliban of Afghanistan! Therefore, the destruction of Damascus as described in Isaiah 17 makes perfect sense at this time… simply keep your eyes and ears open to foreign news sources. But make no mistake about it… this is NOT the Battle of Ezk 38-39 yet… keep reading and you’ll see when this war starts in my opinion!
Back to Erik…
Psalm 110 – Representing 2010 (Jewish Year 5770; Sept 19, 2009) – Daniel’s Final Week – 1st Year
Before you read any further, I ask you to do something. Go to your Bible, and read Psalm 110 (NKJV). Let the Spirit and the Word minister to you. In fact, read it several times through. For Psalm 110 happens to be one of the most amazing passages in all of God’s wonderful Holy Scriptures. Here it is, in its entirety from the NIV:
Psalm 110:1-7…Of David. A psalm.
1 The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
2 The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies.
3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth.
4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
7 He will drink from a brook beside the way; therefore he will lift up his head.
These passages surely point to Christ and the ministry he was going to have – one in the order of Melchizedek. But look at verse 1!
Christ today is ministering for His bride in the Heavenly Holy of Holies. This we are told in Hebrews (reference Chapter 7, esp vs 25). But again, look what happens in verse 1:
The Lord (the Father) says to my Lord (Jesus):
“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
It is as if the Father is telling his Son, “WELL DONE! Now, sit and watch my mighty arm work on your behalf.”
Do you see the tie between Psalm 109 (the accuser, the Evil One, and Israel crying out to be saved (as the “Rapture” or “Escape” has already happened) and Psalm 110:5 speaks of how the Lord will “crush kings on the day of his wrath” (the Lord starting to move to make his enemies a footstool for the Messiah?). Oh, that day is nearly here!
Psalm 111 – Representing 2011 (Jewish Year 5771; Sept 9, 2010) – Daniel’s Final Week T = 2nd Year
This is where the key comes to understanding the next six Psalms, from Psalm 111 through Psalm 116. Do not read them from the perspective of the world, which will start down the process of literally being torn apart at the seams. Read them, instead, from the perspective of the Jewish people, and in particular, the 144,000 sealed by the Holy Spirit and those who hear the ministry of the Two Witnesses! These Psalms, praise God, show Israel’s heart starting to soften!
Look at Psalm 111:3-4:
3 His work is honorable and glorious,
And His righteousness endures forever.
4 He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
Will God Almighty work wonders to allow Israel to remember the wonders of old? You better believe it! What might these be? Look at verse 5:
5 He has given food to those who fear Him;
He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
Here He is providing food as this could be due to the results of the “Rider of the 3rd (Black) Horse of Famine”.
Look how Psalm 111 ends in verse 10:
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”
Is this verse talking about national Israel beginning to learn true wisdom from the fear of the Lord? Oh, Glory if this is so!
Psalm 112 – Representing 2012 (Jewish Year 5772; Sept 29, 2011) – Daniel’s Final Week T = 3rd Year
The themes expressed here seem to represent one standing firm in the Lord when those around in the world are experiencing great anguish and fear. Sound reasonable for the second year of Daniel’s 70th Week? You better believe it!
From verse 4 “even in darkness light dawns for the upright”,
verse 7 “He will have no fear of bad news;”
verse 8 “His heart is secure, he will have no fear;”
while all the time, as verse 10 notes:
“The wicked man will see and be vexed, he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.”
Thoughts by Randall…
Notice the phrase “gnash his teeth”… this phrase and “outer darkness” in other parts of scripture indicates the “Tribulation” period. See Matt 8:12; Matt 22:13; Matt 24:51; Matt 25:30; and Luke 13:28. Read these verses in context as I see it representing the Tribulation Period. What do you think?
Back to Erik…
Note also the blessing in verse 2 “the generation of the upright will be blessed.” Will this be THE GENERATION that lives to see the return of Messiah? Oh, praise God! Will this be THE GENERATION of Israel that finally, finally lives uprightly in full view of the KING?
Psalm 113 – Representing 2013 (Jewish Year 5773; Sept 17, 2012) – Daniel’s Final Week T = 3 Year
Here, praise of the Lord continues. Enough said.
Thoughts by Randall about Psalm 113 and the corresponding time period:
Now, Erik didn’t have anything to add in regards to Psalm 113; however, I believe he missed a VITAL part to this all important Psalm. At this point the “Abomination that causes Desolation” has occurred and Israel’s eyes are completely opened now… Keep Reading!
Not only does the Praising of the Lord continue, but in verses 7-8 there appears to be a type of “Resurrection” here. Now pay close attention and let me know what you think. (YLT)
7 He is raising up from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He exalteth the needy. 8 To cause to sit with princes, With the princes of His people.
In verses 7 & 8 as stated above, a resurrection of “righteous” Jews seems to take place and they will meet the already “Raptured” Bride who were taken 3.5 years earlier. IF this takes place in the middle of the Tribulation, does this equate to what Daniel 12:2 says which also takes place in the middle of the Tribulation (Start of Great Tribulation) (YLT):
2 And the multitude of those sleeping in the dust of the ground do awake, some to life age-during, and some to reproaches — to abhorrence age-during.
In this verse, keeping it in context, it appears that not only were righteous Jews resurrected (as indicated in Psalm 113:7-8), but also unrighteous Jews were as well; some are raised to “life age-during” (i.e., everlasting life), while the other group could be the Jews whom never believed in God as they are raised to “reproaches — to abhorrence age-during” (i.e., to shame and everlasting contempt).
IF Psalms 113 represents the year 2013 (Jewish Year 5773 – Sept 17, 2012 – Sept 4, 2013), then this possibly ties into my theory of this time being “Mid-Trib” (a.k.a., The Abomination of Desolation) Dan 11:31; Dan 12:11; Matt 24:15. You can also validate this time period with Revelation 10:1-7:
The Mighty Angel with the Little Book
1 I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”
5 The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven 6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer, 7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
And again with Dan 12:4-12:
4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank. 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?”
7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
Now on a side note… Ironically enough, this time also corresponds to the Mayan Calendar End Date and the Winter Solstice of Dec 21, 2012. Is it a mere coincidence that the Mayan calendar declares that there is no more time on this date? Their calendar stops because it’s Mid-Trib and God’s grace has come to an end? The Mayans also believed that at this time when the Sun aligns with our Milky Way Galaxy that a “window into the underworld will open up”. (The Mayan Calendar and the 2012 Planetary Alignment can be best explained by John Major Jenkins.) At the same time, in Revelation 12:7-17, Satan is thrown down to the earth to have his way for the final 3.5 years (NKJV).
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren (just as in Psalms 109:6), who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
The Woman (Israel) Persecuted
13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle (possibly the United States?), that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time (3.5 years remaining), from the presence of the serpent.
15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring (Saints/Christians who came to Christ during the Tribulation and those Christians who missed the Rapture because they were not living obediently to God’s word before the Rapture occured), who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Also, the “Mid-Trib” time frame is apparent as you keep reading in Daniel 12:7 where he tells us there are only 3.5 years remaining until Jesus’ Second Coming (i.e., The Great Tribulation):
7And I hear the one clothed in linen, who [is] upon the waters of the flood, and he doth lift up his right hand and his left unto the heavens, and sweareth by Him who is living to the age, that, `After a time, times, and a half, and at the completion of the scattering of the power of the holy people, finished are all these.‘
And further in verses 10-11:
10Purify themselves, yea, make themselves white, yea, refined are many: and the wicked have done wickedly, and none of the wicked understand, and those acting wisely do understand;
11and from the time of the turning aside of the perpetual [sacrifice], and to the giving out of the desolating abomination, [are] days a thousand, two hundred, and ninety.
I think it’s important to continue to look at a few more details that are taking place at this time. Notice in verse 7 above, Daniel makes reference to a “Flood”, during my studies, a flood in biblical terms is sometimes represented as “War”. (I read that flood=war in a book by J.R. Church “They Pierced the Vail”; nevertheless)… Even if that’s not the case, Daniel 12:2-7 validates that a resurrection takes place at mid-trib; therefore…
This nugget takes me over to Ezk 37 (The Valley of Dry Bones Resurrection). Many pulpit “preachers” these days teach that this text is allegorically referring to the rebirth of Israel… I believe they are wrong in their interpretation. This is NOT allegorical, but instead LITERAL! As unnatural as this text may sound, I believe this text is speaking of an actual resurrection of the Jewish people… As we’ve already discovered stated in Dan 12:2 and in Psalms 113:7 above.
This Ezk 37 text gives a vivid description of this resurrection… But take note in verses 10-11:
10And I have prophesied as He commanded me, and the Spirit cometh into them, and they live, and stand on their feet — a very very great force.
The NKJV says they became “an exceedingly great army“!
11And He saith unto me, `Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; lo, they are saying: Dried up have our bones, And perished hath our hope, We have been cut off by ourselves.
Notice the text says they have been “cut-off” by themselves… they never believed God, so could these people be the Jews who are raised to “Shame and everlasting contempt” as stated in Daniel 12:2?
At this point you see there now exists an “Exceedingly Great Army” possessing the land of Israel… the final 3.5 years, the “Great Tribulation”. Could this be part of the reason that a demonic, angelic army of 200,000,000 goes forth to slay 1/3 of mankind from the East as stated in the 6th Trumpet War in Revelation 9? We know this is NOT a human army because research by Joel Young shows there are only approximately 60 million horses in the world.
I believe that right after this resurrection of Ezk 37, the world will finally see Ezk 38 & 39 come to pass, the War of Gog/Magog which will continue up to and conclude at the Battle of Armageddon!
Therefore, I too am only a student of Eschatology and feel there is some relevance to what going on here at “Mid-Trib” with the data I’ve just presented here in Psa 113.
As the final 3.5 years unfold, the Jews are heavily persecuted as stated in Zechariah 11-14, and other scriptures, and the Blood Moons that take place in 2014-2015 on Jewish Feast Days.
If you have any other input in this topic here, please feel free to post a response at the end of this blog post.
Now back to Erik’s points!
Psalm 114 – Representing 2014 (Jewish Year 5774) – Daniel’s Final Week T = 4 Year
We will now be entering the last half of the final week of Daniel. This is otherwise known as the Great Tribulation. This Psalm proclaims that the land of Israel is God’s dominion, and that the earth will tremble at the presence of the Lord.
1 When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
2 Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
And, verse 7 “Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,”.
Could this equate to the 7th Trumpet of Revelation 11:15-19 when the Kingdom is Proclaimed? Pay particular attention to verse 18:
“The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that you should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
This would appear to now start the War of Gog/Magog of Ezk 38-39!
Psalm 115 – Representing 2015 (Jewish Year 5775)– Daniel’s Final Week T = 5 Year
This Psalm speaks to the glory of the Lord, and the Lord remembering the house of Israel and Aaron. Look especially at verse 12
“The Lord remembers us and will bless us: He will bless the house of Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron”.
Do you think this remembrance will be important to the nation of Israel one year into the Great Tribulation? But this Psalm also exhorts Israel and the house of Aaron to trust in the Lord, their “help and shield”, as noted in verses 9 and 10.
This Psalm in verses 4 – 8 also speaks of the futility of human idols, made of silver and gold, and by the hands of men. Israel’s God, the God who is in heaven, by contrast, “does whatever pleases him”, as noted in verse 3.
I like in particular how verse 18 would line up with truth… being that now Israel’s spiritual eyes are finally opened after the “Abomination of Desolation”, they will “Bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.” This is totally amazing isn’t it?
Psalm 116 – Representing 2016 (Jewish Year 5776) – Daniel’s Final Week T = 6 Year
Approximately six years will now be completed of Daniel’s final week. The earth will be weary, and those left will be drastically reduced in number. Those who have come to faith during this period, both in Israel and in the gentile lands, will also have faced severe persecution.
Zachariah speaks how 2/3 of the nation of Israel will be cut off during this time. Revelation speaks of those loosing their lives on behalf of the Lamb as being “countless” (reference Revelation Chapter 7). This is mentioned for in Psalm 116 is one of the most somber and sweet verses in scripture. Look at verse 15:
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
The Antichrist will be in full rage against God’s people at this time, and especially towards the nation of Israel. It is likely most will have fled to the wilderness by now. Look at verse 3:
“The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.”
But in the midst of all this, Psalm 116 speaks of how the Lord still watches over those who call upon him, and how the Lord protects the simple-hearted and gives rest to those who are dismayed.
Psalm 117 – Representing 2017 (Jewish Year 5777) – Daniel’s Final Week T = 7 Year
Well, this is it. This represents the year of the Return of the King. What would you write for such a climactic ending to the prior 6 days, the prior 6,000 years, of man’s day upon the earth? This is the sunset of man’s day, and the dawn of the Lord’s day – the dawn of the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ! Praise God Almighty! What, I ask, might you write? Well, the Lord has already written it in Psalm 117. It is the shortest Psalm in the book, the shortest book in the Bible, made up of only two verses.
1 Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
2 For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.
The “Praise the Lord” at the end of the Psalm, in Hebrew, is actually Hallelu Yah, from where we get Hallelujah! I say again, what might one write in regards to the Return of the King? What might those alive on earth say, at the Return of the King, after having gone through a literal hell on earth? I can think of no words more simple and profound than those recorded in Psalm 117.
Psalm 118 – Representing 2018 (Jewish Year 5778) – Millennial Reign Year 1
Now, if you just lived through the prior seven years, what might you write? Psalm 118 is so profound, you really must read it in this context to understand what is being written. Every verse speaks specifically about the trials faced the believers, and especially Israel, during the previous seven years and how the Lord delivered them! Here are the first seven verses, just to whet your appetite:
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”
3 Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.”
4 Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.”
5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.
6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
Need more??? How about verse 10?
“All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I cut them off.”
How about verse 18?
“The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.”
Or verse 21?
“I will give thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.”
Or, verse 22 and 23:
“The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
Do you think that verse was fulfilled during the age of grace? Oh, look at the glorious ways of our Lord! The STONE the builders rejected has now become the capstone! Jesus Christ the Lord is now reigning! Hallelujah!
Or, verse 24: “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Where does it end??? The day (1,000 years) of the Lord is now at hand! This is the beginning of the Lord’s day! Again, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Brother and sister in Christ, read Psalm 118 with the view that this is the first year of the Millennium, the first year after Israel has been rescued from the flood of the Tribulation. Read it and be blessed. Hallelujah!
Psalm 119 – Representing 2019 (Jewish Year 5779) – Millennial Reign Year 2
And now, the last of the Psalms that we will look at – Psalm 119. We all know what Psalm 119 stand for – it is the love Psalm for the word, the word and law of the Lord. Look how verse 1 starts:
“Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.”
National Israel, now saved, will be living in full view of the Lord upon the earth. The church will be seated with the Lord in the heavenly places. Israel will now finally have their heart of flesh. No longer will their heart be one of stone, in fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy. Israel will now be able to complete her mission, what she was always created to do.
Israel (as did Shem) has always had a “God” in her tent, going way back to the days of Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Reference Genesis 9:42-27). It has been God’s plan that Israel take her spiritual knowledge of the Lord and minister to the world, that the whole world may be full of God’s glory. This will now happen. But first, National Israel is schooled upon the Law of the Lord, where it is now written upon their hearts – hearts of flesh. Praise God! Hallelujah
First off, this has been written briefly, and it is already over seven pages on the MS Word document that is being typed. Cross references to other scriptures are certainly there for others to pursue. It was the intent to write this and share in as quick and concise of a manner possible.
Secondly, apologies are made to anyone who may have already published this information. I am not aware of anyone who has tied Psalms 110 – 119 specifically to the years 2010 – 2019, but I have not done extensive searches to verify this. If this is you, please feel blessed that the Holy Spirit is confirming your earlier work. If this is new, may you put these ideas to the test of God’s Word. Please note that these thoughts have come about, as noted in the beginning, mainly from the works of Daniel Matson and those who have published works on the Prophecy of the Psalms, namely J.R. Church and Pastor FM Riley.
And lastly, if the Psalms are indeed prophetic in the sense of a year for a Psalm, then we truly may be at the beginning of both a most wondrous time, yet also a most difficult time. You will note that no predictions of when the rapture would take place are presented in this brief study. However, this writer believes the Scriptures are very clear that the church will not be on earth when
“The LORD says to my Lord: Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
Humbly in Christ,
Thank you for your passion behind the words in this letter. I’m sure that many people will be blessed by it. Keep on digging, searching, and sharing brother Erik… Good Job!
Also, please feel free to add any comments to this topic; any other nuggets would be greatly appreciated.
In His Mighty Grip!
A Little History
I became aware of Daniel Matson’s work in mid 2005, and the prophecy in the Psalms concepts somewhere around that same time. As we shall see, Psalm 110, (113), 117, 118, and 119 are particularly intriguing, and initially gave me pause as they were read with the time frame of 2010 – 2017 in mind. However, Psalms 111 through 116 did not appear to fit the description of what would be happening in the world during the time of the Tribulation and Great Tribulation. These ideas were placed on the back burner, and eventually forgotten.
In his 15-Apr-09 Five Doves posting – Pentecost Revisited – Pastor FM Riley noted how Psalm 109 seemed to indicate the unveiling of the “opposing one” (Anti-Christ, Man of Sin). With his thoughts on my mind, Psalm 109 through Psalm 119 were re-read again with the view of 2010 (Jewish Year 5770) – 2017 (Jewish Year 5777) in mind. It was during these subsequent readings that a new insight was noted which suddenly seemed to make everything fall perfectly into place. This study aims to convey these observations for further scrutiny.