Indications of a Time Reset in the Keystone Prophecies
In November of 2016, while Aaron was praying and reflecting, he was led down a path to consider Luke 13's parable of the unfruitful fig tree in another light. Assuming that this study, The Keystone Pattern - Three Things Then the Fourth, is fresh in mind as a foundation for what you're about to read, you know that the parable describes this present Shemitah (2012-2019) as that season when the vineyard-keeper digs around the unfruitful fig tree, casting dung. What Aaron was being led to consider is directly related to the keystone pattern but goes deeper still into the esoteric and prophetic layering, even touching upon the wrinkle in the accounting of our time. When he shared his suspicion with me I joined in the investigation and it soon came to light that others in that collection of remarkable prophecies bear similar testimony!
Luke 13 - Digging Around and Dunging the Fig Tree
6 And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. 7 And he said to the vineyard-keeper, 'Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?' 8 And he answered and said to him, 'Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9 and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.'"
The Greek lexicon provides useful insight.
This present season is for digging around (περί) while dung is cast. The Greek word, peri (περί), is a root of the English word, perimeter. See in this encircling motion a return back to where the digging begins. In the context of time (which is, alongside the bearing of fruit, the critical theme of the passage), this hints at a return back to when the digging and dung casting begins.
We have considered what mercy, kindness and favor the Lord is so liberally showing forth in this unexpected overtime season. It can be described as a fertilizing of the soil in the Lord's harvest field, to encourage the production of fruit where it may yet be brought forth. We look around us and the social order seems to be in a freefall while the Devil is running up the score with multiplied ritual workings. The scriptures of the book of Isaiah are now informing us about the wolf instead of the lion lying down with the lamb. These things that are so "in our face" also seem rather aptly described as a digging around while dung is cast. This parable of the unfruitful fig tree speaks to us of this first pass through the prime Shemitah - with whisperings of another round yet to come!
Can it rightly be inferred that the period being repeated coincides precisely with the Shemitah cycle, following nose to tail as it were, as a 5th Shemitah in series replaces the 4th? We pose the question but can offer no answer beyond, perhaps.
John 18 - The Mysterious "Echo" at Gethsemane
The next keystone pattern exhibiting prophecy we'll consider took place in the Garden of Gethsemane. On entering this location, the Lord separated Himself from His disciples. Three times he prayed alone and returned to find them sleeping. What happened next is described in the following passages.
45 Then He came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!" 47 While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him." 49 Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him. 50 And Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you have come for." Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
That's pretty straightforward, but the Gospel of John adds another perspective.
4 So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" 5 They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." He said to them, "I am He." And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. 6 So when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground. 7 Therefore He again asked them, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus the Nazarene." 8 Jesus answered, "I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,"
Round one of the conversation ended with a dramatic result, then it was repeated like an echo almost as if it hadn't just happened already. So - what's that all about? I offer some insights in this study, The Testimony of Gethsemane - Part 2, relative to His declarations of, "I AM," and to the notable elements that reflect the symbolism of that special location, which is, division. I believe the division being modeled in the repetition at the scene of the Lord's offering Himself to those with Judas has to do with time itself.
Here's a diagram I was led to draw on a whiteboard in April, 2015, when the Lord very dramatically began to reveal the nature of this season to Aaron and I. It pictures a time loop. The time line loops back on itself to illustrate how this season will be repeated. (We still don't know how big the loop is, which is to say, how much time is going to be repeated, and we can't yet identify the dates when time is effectively reset - from when and to when.) We have confidence in this as a legitimate model because validating signs and insights into biblical texts have been given, and this diagram is useful here as a simple illustration of the looping action described in some of the keystone prophecies. If you are so inspired, take some time to pray and meditate on the range of meanings of the Greek constructions translated, "drew back," in John 18:6. It's readily apparent in their drawing back that they returned back to where they had been before, in place. Given how their conversation was so very curiously repeated, the impression it leaves is that they returned back to where they had been in time also, as looped back. I believe we're primed for this interpretation in verse 4, where the action is introduced with the narrative informing us that Jesus knew the future, even "all the things that were coming upon Him."
The prophetic context of the scene of the arrest in Gethsemane is brought to light in this study, The Testimony of Gethsemane - Part 1 - (The Mount of Olives). It's the end times, generally, and, more specifically, the season when the church is separated by resurrection. It's the prime Shemitah that is the 4th in the count, the season of the time loop and reset - back into the past!
1 Kings 18 - Elijah Declares how God had Turned Their Heart Back
A turning back motion is also featured in the account of Elijah's contest with the companies of false prophets on Mt. Carmel.
31 Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Israel shall be your name." 32 So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed. 33 Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood. 34 And he said, "Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood." And he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time. And he said, "Do it a third time," and they did it a third time. 35 The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water. 36 At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You, O LORD, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again." 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
1 Kings 18:31-38
According to Elijah's prayer, the Lord was revealing Himself to those who didn't know who He really was. Reflect on what the Lord was doing in the Garden of Gethsemane with those who came to arrest Him. He was doing the same thing, revealing Himself to those who didn't know who He really was. Coincidence? We rather see these as connected, as independent witnesses reporting the same thing from different perspectives. Y'shua told them, "I am," and then did it again. Elijah's prayer begins with a repetition. "Answer me, O LORD, answer me." See this as a clue to a repetition in the esoteric context.
The other thing Elijah said in his prayer is that the Lord turned their heart back again. Look at the construction of the text in the Hebrew Lexicon.
- And that you have turned = to turn about, go around, surround / to revolve, surround, or border
- Back again = backwards / to "revolve, surround, or border" back
This returning back or cycling back around motion is a recurring theme! Their heart was brought back around to the condition of a former time.
Time is the subject of the esoteric context, cycling time. The altar and sacrifice were drenched with water, and water is, of course, a metaphor for time. Four pitchers of water were poured out three times. Doing the math, a total of twelve pitchers of water were poured over the sacrifice and the altar built of twelve stones. The number 12 is a primary time number denoting cycling time. It can well be said that the scene is drenched in time signaling imagery! Elijah filled the trench he had made around the altar with water, which encircled it to form an age old symbol that is recognized as a symbol for time; the circle. The letters X and O are sometimes used to represent space and time, respectively. The circular Ouroboros should be familiar as a time symbol. The snake eating its tail is a picture of how time seems to repeat endlessly in cycle after cycle. Occultists don't invent these symbols out of nothing. They're derived from a limited knowledge of the secrets of heaven.
Reread the passage of scripture above and note the importance of time and sequencing. Reflect on the motion of the returning of their collective heart back around to a former condition. The redundancy of time symbolism really demands an esoteric interpretation that involves time, even the cycling of time. Compare the trench Elijah dug around the altar to the digging around the perimeter of the unfruitful fig tree in Luke 13. The fig tree is widely recognized as a symbol of Israel, and verse 31 of 1 Kings 18 direcly identifies the stones of the altar Elijah built with Israel. Meditate on these things in prayer, seeking insight from the concealer and revealer of secrets, the Lord Y'shua haMashiach.
1 Kings 19 - The Mysterious "Echo" at Horeb
In the account of the 19th chapter of 1 Kings, a possibly unique situation was found, a doubling of the keystone pattern with one instance nested inside the other. Now, what's perhaps most spectacular is how the nested bit is set between an action and the repetition of that action.
9 Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" 10 He said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away." 11 So He said, "Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord." And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" 14 Then he said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
1 Kings 19:9-14
Did you catch the echo? What happened after the Lord passed by seems identical to what happened before! I present the verses bracketing verses 11 and 12 in the table below to make it easier for you to compare them.
|Before the Lord passed by||After the Lord passed by|
|9 Then he came there to a cave and lodged there;||13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave.|
|and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"||And behold, a voice came to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"|
|10 He said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."||14 Then he said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."|
Like with the echo at Gethsemane, there has to be a reason for this repetition. It only makes sense that it involves the portion of text this is wrapped around.
11 So He said, "Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord." And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.
1 Kings 19:11-12
This passage is the very concise instance of the keystone prophecy that is perhaps uniquely nested inside another. Whether it's unique or not, I can't say - but what I can say is that this feature adds a high degree of emphasis. Wrapping that nested passage inside a very obviously repeated scenario adds still more emphasis! There is something incredibly special being concealed and revealed here. Press in to get what the Lord may be pleased to show you about a repeating in the matter of this keystone pattern.
1 Samuel 3 - Samuel! Samuel!
We note that the keystone prophecy of the calling of Samuel features a repetition in the prime Shemitah signaling element that compares to how Elijah's prayer begins with a repetition of a calling upon the Lord ("Answer me, O LORD, answer me").
Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for Your servant is listening."
1 Samuel 3:10
2 Kings 2 - Elijah is Taken up in a Whirlwind Between Crossings of the Jordan - Water Struck by a Spiral
When Elijah is taken up in whirlwind, the action of the keystone scenario involves water as time and spiraling forms as the revolving of space-time.
7 Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his mantle and folded it together and struck the waters, and they were divided here and there, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
2 Kings 2:7-8
When Elijah is taken up in a whirlwind he passes beyond this space-time dimension. His transiting was seen to manifest in a spiraling form. This is a type of the Bride Theft! That scene pictures what will happen when the collective heart of the sons of Israel numbering 144,000 (12 pitchers of water poured over 12 stones -- amplified) is turned back to know their God's true identity - in a moment of time! They are, in type, Elisha, watching as Elijah ascends out of his sight as the Bride, in type, who is stolen away to be with her beloved Bridegroom. This event is central to the time loop diagram I was led to draw on the whiteboard, which is appointed for April of 2015. To say that the time has already passed, well, yes, it has, yet it's more correctly a matter of perspective because we're truly on both sides of it, as inside the loop. The action of looping around seems to be pictured when they cross over the Jordan!
Elijah parted the Jordan by striking the waters with an object of a special form. These commentaries on 2 Kings 2:8 describe how his mantle was rolled up.
- "Wrapped it together" -- Rolled it up. Here only. (Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers)
- "And wrapt it together" -- Making thus a sort of roll or rod, (Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges)
- "And wrapped it together" -- rather, and rolled it up (εἴλησε, LXX.); (Pulpit Commentary)
By rolling it up, Elijah made the form that looks like a spiral from one perspective. The fabric was looped around to make repeating concentric layers. This is what he struck the waters of the Jordan with. Again, the metaphor of water as time exposes something of the esoteric context. Dividing the waters signifies the dividing of time. After crossing over, it's a given that the waters return back to restore the flow of the river as prior to their dividing.
9 When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you." And Elisha said, "Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me." 10 He said, "You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so." 11 As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven. 12 Elisha saw it and cried out, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" And he saw Elijah no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. 13 He also took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and returned and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14 He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and struck the waters and said, "Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?" And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha crossed over.
2 Kings 2:9-14
There is repetition in the action of the scene because Elisha does as Elijah did before him, even receiving the spirit Elijah had but doubled in portion. In this passage, while inside the loop, as it were, note the emphasis on dividing and repetition. We have example in the keystone prophecies where emphasis is placed on the Lord's identity, as Elisha said, "Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?" when he struck the waters. It is also notable what Elisha said when he saw Elijah taken up, repeating, "My father, my father"!
It's also notable that the ground is featured in most of these scenarios. In the parable of the fig tree in the vineyard, the digging and dunging is in the ground. In the Garden of Gethsemane, those who came to arrest the Lord drew back and fell or crashed to the ground. When Elijah built an altar on Mt. Carmel, he dug a trench in the ground around the altar. When the fire of the Lord fell, even the dust was consumed. When Elijah crossed over the Jordan with Elisha, they crossed over on dry ground. What is the significance of the ground? In each case, I believe it has to do with the picturing of a time reset. Many years ago I was given to understand how that when Israel crossed over the Red Sea in the Exodus that it was a picture of a resurrection in accordance with the symbolism of baptism. In baptism, water means death. Coming up out of the water signifies new life - a renewal but, in kind, different from what came before.
Joshua 4 - Joshua Removes and Places Sets of Twelve Stones in the Jordan
Here's one last example, in Joshua's leading of Israel into the Promised land.
Moses lived for 120 years, dying just before Israel exited the desert wilderness. When the three periods of 40 years of Moses' neatly divided life were complete, Joshua assumed leadership and led Israel across the Jordan into the promised land. In that keystone model, the time loop and reset is presented at the miraculous crossing over with the Ark of the Covenant as 12 stones are taken out of the Jordan and into the promised land, then 12 other stones are taken from the promised land and carefully set into position in the river bed.
8 Thus the sons of Israel did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, just as the Lord spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel; and they carried them over with them to the lodging place and put them down there. 9 Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing, and they are there to this day.
Again, the familiar symbolism of the water and the number 12 emphasizes time as a key element in the esoteric context. What could be indicated by the motion of the stones taken out and others put back in, even to the "future" side and back into the river of time where the ark (at the center of time) was still being held? Something of importance is being signified by this ritual! It speaks loudly to us!
If you would like more insight into Joshua's activity and into the time numbers, these links should prove to be useful.
- Thematic Symmetry of Joshua Chapters 3 and 4 - Interactive
- Series Links: Israel's Wilderness Wandering - Lessons Beyond Space and Time
- Series Links: On Twelves and Thirteens - Signs of Time and its Mastery
Are these shadowy keystone prophecies beginning to resonate with you, with the spirit of God? The Lord deeply hides what is most valuable, like His schedule of appointments. These observations we're offering here shouldn't be seen as an attempt on our part to prove anything. We see darkly, not yet in fullness, and there is great subtlety here, but these observations speak to us in a comforting way, as testimony supporting what we have already seen and heard.