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First Portion - The Olivet Discourse: The Issachar, the 1st Resurrection and the 2nd Pentecost Weeks

Robert who was raised in Hawaii lives out in the countryside of Augsburg, Germany today. He loves sharing the Passion Paradigm.

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Issachar: Siege of Jerusalem 70 AD - The Hired Man Dies

The Olivet Discourse is about a three different future weeks, the Issachar Week, the First Resurrection Week and Second Pentecost Week. The Issachar Week is the first week to look at because it can be plotted in time and because it is fulfilled. The week begins in 28 AD with Jesus ministry; the middle of the week is 70 AD with the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, and the week is fulfilled in 112 AD with letters from Pliny to Emperor Trajan with a complicated question. Pliny’s letters could be summed up into one question, “what should I do with the Christians?”

The week is called Issachar because it is the fifth week that Israel has to fulfil and the focus is on the “hired man” which parallels Jesus and the Passion Week. Jesus is the “hired man” when he goes to the cross. The Passion Week is also the fifth week that God fulfils. The Passion Week can also be called a “Issachar Week”. The name is from Leah's fifth Son, Issachar which means "the hired man".

Israel’s Issachar Week is a typical “death week” where Israel’s weeks can be best “identified” by the sacrifice and not like for instance the end event in the Passion Week which is "the resurrection" which best identifies the week. In this case, 64 AD (1st hour of the 4th day) in with the Christians in Rome, 70 AD (6th hour of the 4th day) with the Jews in Jerusalem and 73 AD (9th hour of the 4th day) with the Jews in Masada is the sacrifice. This sacrifice is a twelve person sacrifice and is vicariously lived out in the twelve tribes. There are twelve sacrifices or for a better word, workers. When looking at the Passion Week, Jesus is the one sacrifice, and Jesus is the one who also works the week. The week is a typical “42 to 42 hour week” with an hour being equal to a year. All of Israel’s weeks are 42 to 42 hours in count simply meaning when looking at an ordinary week there are 84 day hours in a week, split in half is 42 to 42 hours. The only reference in the scriptures to the fall of the temple in 70 AD is Jesus’ prophesy in the following scriptures: Matthew 24:1-3, Mark 13:1-2 and Luke 21:5-6. This is the only connection of the Olivet Discourse that has anything to do with 70 AD and more specifically, the Issachar Week. The other reference material for the Issachar Week can be found in Tacitus’ writings (the burning of Rome), Josephus’ writings (70 AD Jerusalem and 73 AD Masada) and the letters of Pliny the younger and Emperor Trajan.

The Genesis Week: The first shall be last.

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There are fifteen weeks.

Hopefully, an assumption can be made that there are three “known weeks”. There is the Genesis Week (1), the Passion Week (10) and now, the Issachar Week (9). There are fifteen weeks in all. Here is the list with a note that which weeks are fulfilled or active. Weeks have a format to help to identify them, but they are essentially stories. Looking at the list, a person who has read the Bible a few times should get a hint to the possible story. A whole explanation of these fifteen weeks will not be undertaken here. The focus will be to weed out the possible weeks that could meet the criteria for the Olivet Discourse.
1. Genesis Week (active)
2. Joseph in Egypt Week (fulfilled)

3. Simeon and the famine Week (fulfilled)
4. Ark of the Covenant Week (fulfilled)
5. Levi and the desert Week (fulfilled)
6. Temple Week (fulfilled)
7. Judah and Babylon Week (fulfilled)
8. Immanuel Week (fulfilled)
9. Issachar Week (fulfilled)
10. PASSION WEEK (fulfilled)
11. Pentecost Week (fulfilled)
12. Zebulun and the Holocaust Week (fulfilled)
13. First Resurrection Week (active?)
14. Second Pentecost Week (active?)
15. Benjamin and the Death of Rachel’s Children Week (fulfilled, but still active)

Looking at the list of fifteen weeks or stories, there is only four possible weeks that are active or could be active. The Zebulun Week is not a candidate for the Olivet Discourse because Jesus did not return and the week is Israel’s sixth week meaning it is a death week. The Zebulun is best understood in light of Isaiah 53 (the suffering servant) and is actually the only connection to the Bible. To find information on the Zebulun Week, the reference material is the history of Zionism beginning in 1897, the story of the two world wars, the Holocaust (1933 to 1945) and concluding with United Nation Resolution on Zionism.

The Genesis Week and the Benjamin Week are active, but cannot be candidates for the Olivet Discourse. Genesis Week only has to enter the eighth day. The Benjamin Week was fulfilled when Israel became a nation in 1948 and all that is left for the week is about two or three hours which is a 150 years. The Benjamin Week began with the birth of Abraham and the sacrifice was the death of Rachel’s children which was at the time of the birth of Jesus. The only possible weeks that could fulfil the prophecy of the Olivet Discourse are the First Resurrection Week and the Second Pentecost Week.

The beast is not a man; the beast is people. The living temple is not a building. The living temple is people. People kill people.

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The First Resurrection Week

The First Resurrection Week is a seven year week with eight day. An hour is a month. The workers who will work this week are the Christians of the generation in this time line. This week can best be identified with each of the seven trumpets in the book of revelation. This week is more focused on bringing down the living temple which will involve the first beast and the second beast. The first beast and the second beast are people. The first beast is less identified while the second beast will be easily identified. The living temple, the Christians, will be easily identified when the second beast goes to work to bring the temple down. The second beast as well as the first beast will be marked. The first beast becomes also the second beast. To be more specific, these people, the first and the second beast, will be permanently “logged in on line”. The living temple is sealed by the Spirit. Once the living temple has fallen meaning enough blood and suffering has occurred or for a better measurement, the sacrifice should last a year, the Spirit will then completely leave the temple. Now, the end event of the First Resurrection Week is the resurrection of the dead and the living which happens on the eight day. The eighth day takes place in the eight year, but the whole resurrection will be a billionth of a second. A second, a minute, an hour, a day, a month or a year cannot measure this moment because at this billionth of a second means the resurrection step into the same “eighth” day where Jesus lives. For a simple word, they live at that moment in eternity in the presence of the eternal God.

Hosea 8:7: "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind."

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The Second Pentecost: God is the kingdom.

With the Spirit leaving the temple, this brings in the topic of the Second Pentecost. At the fall of the temple, this should be the ninth hour of the fourth day of the Second Pentecost Week. The Second Pentecost Week is a 50 to 50 hour week. An hour is a year. Fifty years prior to the fall of the living temple begins the Second Pentecost Week. This week has to do with the natural disasters, wars and economic turmoil. This week will continue after the Spirit has left the temple. This world will be open season for the universe to turn upside down. When this week comes to an end, the 50th year is the Jubilee year. The spirit will usher the kingdom in this little space that is called the universe. God is the kingdom will push into this universe. When this week is fulfilled, the only two things remain to happen. Benjamin Week will run out off time at the end of 2100 AD. In some time in the future, the Genesis Week will enter the “eighth” day, God is light. A second in the Genesis Week is between 40,000 and 80,000 years. The Genesis Week is the first week which ends last.

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