6 - Opening Revelation
Daniel’s Final or 70th Week in the Psalms?
My name is Richard Gentry. I have written a book – The End of the Anglo-Saxon Age And the Coming of the Anti-Christ- available from Amazon. Also on EBook. In the book I noted a chapter on the Psalms. JR Church who died a few years ago wrote a book called Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms in 1986 which he updated in 1990. He suggested the Psalms were not only for comfort and instruction but also a code for the 20th and 21st centuries. He believed the Psalms were indicative of years with Psalm 1 being 1901; Psalm 2, 1902; Psalm 100, 2000; Psalm 101, 2001, and so on. He suggested the first 2 digits -19- came from the Psalms being the 19th book of the Bible. Initially, I thought this was absurd, but I admired his work and read his book. I now believe he is correct though I cannot account for each and every year, but some psalms seem to fit the corresponding year extraordinarily well with reference to the Jews. I also believe you can see the Anglo-Saxons, who I believe to be the greatly blessed lost tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph, in some of the Psalms. I made one glaring era in my book. I thought Daniel’s 70th week would begin around 2012 and end in 2018, i.e. Psalms 112 to 118 or so would herald this interpretation. It is obvious Daniel’s 70th week did not begin during this time span, and I was wrong. I continue to believe the LORD Jesus Christ will soon return for His church and the 70th week will begin shortly if it has not already begun. Psalms 116 to 122 seem to fit the bill for Daniel’s final week, though Dr. Church did note the Psalms were sometimes a year early.
Psalm 116 (2016? - this year) First year of Daniel’s final week? In my book, I built on Dr. Church’s thoughts among others that Christ’s millennium was the Sabbath of a Biblical week. It consisted of 6,000 years, then Daniel’s final week – 7 Biblical years of 360 days each- followed by Christ’s millennium. J.R. Church noted that each millennium followed a day of creation. I added that at the end of the 6th day man was created, and at the end of the 6th millennium, the enormous blessings promised to Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph, were delivered to the Anglo-Saxon nations who are the lost tribes with England being Ephraim and Manasseh being the US. It occurred to me that perhaps God would also use the Biblical week for the final week of Daniel. On the first day of creation, God separated the light from the darkness. Could the rapture of the church occur in the first year of Daniel’s 70th or final week?
I love the LORD, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications.
Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
The pangs of death surrounded me,
And the pangs of Sheol (Hades per Luke 16:19-31) laid hold of me;
I found trouble and sorrow.
Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
“O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul? (Rapture suggested by Zephaniah 2:3 and/or the beginning of the destruction of Islam with the annihilation of the Muslim nations surrounding Israel save Egypt per Amos 1 & 2 and Ezekiel 25 & 28:20-24. ISIS per Assyria and black Muslims per Ethiopia would also be included per Zephaniah 2:4-15. These Muslim nations attack Israel and are utterly destroyed. This would begin in 2016 or just into the following year.)
5 Gracious is the LORD and righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.
The LORD preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return to your rest, O my soul,
For the LORD had dealt bountifully with you.
8 For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
I will walk before the LORD
In the land of the living.
I believed, therefore I spoke,
“I am greatly afflicted.”
I said in my haste,
“All men are liars.”
12 What shall I render to the LORD
For all His benefits toward me?
I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the LORD.
I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people.
15 Precious in the sight of the LORD
Is the death of His saints. (the slaughter of Christians all over the world by Islam?)
16 O LORD, truly I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds.
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the LORD.
18 I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people,
In the courts of the LORD’s house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!
Psalm 117- 2017? analogous to creation’s second day when the seas and the atmosphere were created, but God did not say anything was good. There was no blessing on this day.
Laud Him all you peoples!
For His merciful kindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the LORD endures forever.
This is the shortest chapter in the Bible. It refers to the Gentile nations of the world, i.e. the seas per Daniel 7:2,3, though us refers to the children of Israel to include the lost tribes and not just the Jews soon to return and those who become Christian after the rapture. America has ceased to exist as a Christian nation. The rapture of the church has occurred leaving America’s liberal elites with their creation. Israel is a secular nation also, but will soon come to faith in the Jewish God though not yet in Christ. There are no Christian nations in the world. During this year or perhaps just before or just after, Ezekiel 30 occurs- the Egyptian invasion of Israel per Ezekiel 30 with Turkey, the black and North African Muslim nations, and the mixed peoples, who I believe will come from the Muslims currently and recently entering the US and Europe. These Islamics are soundly defeated. The Anti-Christ will likely be in charge of Jerusalem for his 1260 days at this time per Daniel 11:40 and Revelation 11:2. The Anti-Christ will take over Egypt thereafter per Daniel 11:40. Per Isaiah 19:2 - 10, the Egyptians will rebel, and the Anti-Christ’s response will be to destroy the Aswan Dam and Egypt via a nuclear bomb per Ezekiel 29. Egypt ceases to exist as a nation for forty years per Ezekiel 29:12.
Psalm 118 2018? This psalm is between the shortest chapter (117) and the longest chapter (119) in the Christian Bible. Per JR Church, Psalm 118 is the middle chapter of the Bible with 594 chapters on each side. It also has the middle verse of all the Bible verses – 118:8. Per my analogy, it would represent the third day of creation, the day of double blessing, when the land came forth and also the plants. In the third millennium, Abram representing the land was born, and Moses through God gave Israel the Torah and the Ten Commandments, the laws of God, which the people were to ingest like plants to feed their souls. In this year, all the children of Israel, including the lost tribes as well as the Jews, return to Israel, and Russia and the remaining nations of Islam are destroyed via Ezekiel 38 & 39. Israel would appear to be intact, enlarged, and secure. Many in Israel return to their God, but not yet Christ, and the Jewish Temple is rebuilt.
Oh, give thanks to the LORD for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2 Let Israel now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron now say, (Aaron, Moses’ brother from whom came the priests of Israel. Does this indicate Temple worship which had ended with the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 AD will be restarted?)
Let those who fear the LORD now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
5 I called on the LORD in distress;
The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.
The LORD is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
The LORD is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I will see my desire on those who hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in man (NOTE: This is the middle verse of the Bible.)
9 It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations surrounded me. (Israel besieged- the Russo-Arab invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39)
But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
They surrounded me,
Yes, they surrounded me;
But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
They surrounded me like bees;
They were quenched like a fire of thorns;
For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
But the LORD helped me.
The LORD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation
Is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
The right hand of the LORD is exalted;
The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the LORD.
The LORD has chastened me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will go through them,
And I will praise the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD,
Through which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise You
For You have answered me,
And have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected (Christ) Has become the chief cornerstone. (I suspect the Jews will misinterpret this, perhaps believing it refers to Liafail, the Stone of destiny, the Stone of Scone which lay in the British coronation chair in Westminster Abbey from about 1296 AD through the glory days of the British Empire and most of the 20th century. I believe this stone Liafail was Jacob’s pillar per Genesis 28:18 and likely Genesis 35:14. I believe this stone was kept at the Tabernacle and then the Temple for the coronation of kings beginning with Saul. It was carried to Ireland via Egypt circa 580 BC after the fall of Jerusalem by Jeremiah, who also brought a Jewish princess- Tea Tephi. The Irish kings were crowned on it for over a thousand years. Circa 500 AD, the Irish invaded Scotland. The stone was sent over to crown the new king of Scotland. It was not returned. In 1296 AD, Edward the Longshanks carried it off to London though relatively recently it was returned to Scotland. I believe it will soon return to Israel along with the throne of the United Kingdom, the eternal throne of David.)
This was the LORD’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it. (This verse is often used to refer to any day, and it could, but I have read the Jews believe it refers to the day the Messiah will come to reign. If, in 2018, not only the Jews but all the lost tribes return to Israel, Islam is utterly destroyed, and the Jerusalem Temple is rebuilt, Israel will be looking for their Messiah. They may misinterpret these gifts from God, perhaps even considering the Anti-Christ or the false prophet of Revelation 13:11-18 as the Messiah. Or perhaps, as Grant Jeffrey suggested, the false prophet, the Anti-Christ’s henchman, will be considered to be Elijah, one of the two witnesses heralding Christ’s return per Malachi 4:5. After all, Elijah could bring fire down from heaven according to the first chapter of 2 Kings, and the false prophet will also do the same in the presence of the Anti-Christ per Revelation 13:13-14. And, of course, the false prophet will praise the Anti-Christ as leader of the world! And the Anti-Christ will control the fallen angels now on earth with all their powers! The fallen angels will masquerade as extraterrestrials who started evolution hundreds of hundreds of thousands or millions of years ago.)
25 Save now, I pray, O LORD;
O LORD, send now prosperity.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! (What the crowds shouted when Christ entered Jerusalem on the donkey’s colt per Matthew 21:9, ending Daniel’s 69 weeks prophecy to the day. Also per Matthew 23:39 [Christ lamenting over Jerusalem] “For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.’”)
We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
God is the LORD,
And He has given us light;
Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
You are my God, and I will praise You;
You are my God; I will exalt You.
29 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they (Christ and His disciples) went out to the Mount of Olives. (The Hallel or Praise Psalms 113 to 118 were sung during Passover. Was Psalm 118 the psalm they sang? It seems likely. Imagine how they felt singing, “This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” heralding the Messiah coming to reign. This was followed by “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.” Christ told them He would be betrayed, but they are singing of His becoming King. But then comes, “Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.”
Psalm 118 2018? I believe this third year of Daniel’s 70th week is analogous to the third day of creation, the day of double blessing when the land represented by the birth of Abraham came forth, and also the plants represented by the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. In this year, Israel comes forth united. Not only the Jews return, but all of the lost tribes per Ezekiel 37. The Jerusalem Temple is begun or completed. At the same time, the Jews’ ancient enemy Islam is also utterly destroyed along with another enemy –Russia. The leader of Europe, the “friend of Israel,” had destroyed Egypt via a nuclear bomb on the Aswan Dam earlier. The Messianic Age is about to begin. The Jews speculate that perhaps the Great Tribulation referred to the destruction of Islam. But where is the Messiah?
Psalm 119 2019? This is the longest chapter in the Bible. It consists of all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet in sequence of eight verses with each of the eight verses beginning with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It begins with the aleph, the first letter, and ends the the tau, the last letter, equivalent in Greek to the alpha and the omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, a symbol for Christ.
This chapter would represent the fourth day of creation- the creation of the sun (Christ), the moon (Satan), and the stars (the Israelites). It could well be the beginning of the Great Tribulation of 1260 days, the end of the great contest between God and Satan. At least Satan believes it is a contest. The purpose of the Great Tribulation is to bring Israel to Christ. I will recite a few verses regarding the moon- Satan.
21 You (God) rebuke the proud- the cursed (Satan? Alone or with his minions. Satan’s chief characteristic is pride! It may also refer to Christ rebuking His people also.)
Who stray from Your commandments.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me,
But I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.
85 The proud have dug pits for me,
Which is not according to your law.
86 All your commandments are faithful;
They persecute me wrongfully;
87 They almost made an end of me on earth,
But I did not forsake your precepts.
95 The wicked wait for me to destroy me,
But I will consider your testimonies.
113 I hate the double-minded,
But I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in your word.
Psalm 119 2019? Again the contest between Christ the Son or sun, and Satan, the moon, and the stars, the Israelites and the angels, 2/3ds of whom remain with God while 1/3d go with Satan. The Great Tribulation begins.
Psalms 120 to 134- Psalms of Ascent. Some say ascents refers to the 15 steps to the Temple; others, ascents to the high elevation of Jerusalem. Do the beginning of the Psalms of Ascent refer to the last few years of the Great Tribulation?
Psalm 120 2020? First Psalm of Ascents. The fifth year of Daniel’s final week, towards the first part of the Great Tribulation, comparable to the fifth day of creation when the great sea beasts, the anti-Christian and anti-Israeli nations came forth. Also the birds were created. These represent the fallen angels who, in this year, present themselves as extraterrestrials who began evolution, so long ago! They are here to help us, they say. But the fish (Christians) also come forth though the rapture of the church has already occurred, and most are killed.
In my distress I cried to the LORD,
And He heard me.
Deliver my soul, O LORD from lying lips
And from a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given to you,
Or what shall be done to you,
You false tongue?
Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With coals of the broom tree!
Woe is me, that I dwell in Mesheck,
That I dwell among the tents of Kedar! (Kedar was in Arabia, home of Islam, whose people loved war.)
My soul has dwelt too long
With one who hates peace.
I am for peace
But when I speak, they are for war.
Psalm 121 2021? A Song of Ascents The sixth year of Daniel’s 70th week comparable to the sixth day of creation when the land beasts were created and also man. The Israelites regain Jerusalem.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and even forevermore.
(NOTE: This speaks of preservation through the Great Tribulation.)
Psalm 122 2022? A Song of Ascents - Comparable to the Shabot or Seventh Day when the LORD rested after the six days of creation. All the armies of the world march for Jerusalem and the final battle of Armageddon.
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go into the house of the LORD.
Our feet have been standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
Jerusalem is built
As a city that is compact together;
Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the LORD
To the testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the LORD (for finishing off Anti-Christ and his hordes?)
For thrones are set there for judgment. (Judgment following the Great Tribulation?)
The thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”
For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.l”
Because of the house of the LORD our God
I will seek your good.
My name is Richard Gentry. I have written a book on Biblical prophecy- The End of the Anglo-Saxon Age And the Coming of the Anti-Christ available from Amazon. Also on E-book. I got the section on the Psalms 112 to 119 wrong in my book. Perhaps I got it right this time, or perhaps the Psalms are a year early. Time will tell. Thanks for reading. I hope you ponder my thoughts.