Saturday, March 20, 2021

Except Those Days Should Be Shortened

By Maria Merola אריאל

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This blog is written in response to a teaching my husband and I listened to recently on YouTube by a well-known ministry. The teaching is called “The One Year Tribulation & Return of Yeshua.”

In this teaching, the author tries to build a case for a “one year tribulation,” instead of what Scripture plainly teaches about a tribulation period of “1,260 days,” or “forty two months,” or “time, times, and a half times,” which is quite literally 3.5 years. One of the biggest errors that this author makes in his teaching, is that he does not draw a clear distinction between the words “tribulation versus wrath.” 

He treats the word “tribulation” as if it is “The Day of Vengeance” or “The Great Day of Wrath.” However, Scripture makes a clear distinction between these two words (tribulation vs wrath), illustrating that they have two completely different meanings, with two entirely different purposes. 

Please see my blog entitled: “Tribulation versus Wrath.” 

This is a common mistake that is frequently made by those within the Christian Church; and therefore, many are confused about the timing of the bride’s resurrection aka “rapture” or in Greek “harpazo” (see 1st Thessalonians 4:17). 

Many are bewildered as to why our Messiah said in Matthew 24:22, that the tribulation Shall be shortened, for the sake of the elect.” 

In the year 2002, I was given a revelation from the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) about how Daniel’s 70th Week has been “cut in half” at the end of our Messiah’s 3.5 years of ministry. I was also shown that the remaining 3.5 years (1,260 days), would be finished by “The two witnesses” in Revelation 11:2-3. 

To solve the puzzle to the end-time scenario, we must first know the timing of the “The Great Tribulation,” and why our Messiah said it would be “shortened,” (cut in half). Additionally, the key to knowing the time of the “harpazo,” aka “rapture,” we must first understand who “The Two Witnesses” are, and “Who confirms the covenant” in Daniel 9:27. Please see this blog entitled “Who Are The Two Witnesses?”

Piece by piece, the puzzle is solved once we have the answer to these foundational questions. 

Two important questions I would like to address in this blog are “how” and “why” the “tribulation shall be shortened.” 



After reading these two blogs (above), you will have sufficient background to understand why the period known as “The Great Tribulation” has been decreed in Scripture to be “cut in half.” 

You see, the end-times “tribulation” was supposed to be “seven years” aka “Daniel’s 70th Week.” However, it was “cut in half” when Messiah died “In the midst of the week” (in the middle of the last seven years of the 490-year prophecy). 

Two Divided Kingdoms

In 1st Kings chapter 12, we read that the “two kingdoms” of Yisra’el were “cut in half” (divided), due to King Solomon’s idolatry with his many wives. When I say that Yisra’el was divided in half, it’s not meant to be a 50/50 ratio, as in two equal parts. However, there are two divided kingdoms: The Two Southern Tribes of Benjamin & Judah & The Ten Northern Tribes Ephrayim (Yisra’el).

The emphasis here, is not about ten tribes versus two tribes. The concept is about “Two Houses” or a “divided kingdom.” Yisra’el was formerly “one house” or “one kingdom.” However, after Solomon died, they became “two kingdoms,” and no longer one. 

Ten out of twelve tribes were to be ruled by King Jeroboam, and only two tribes would be ruled by Solomons son, Rehoboam.

Aleph Malakiym (1st Kings) 11:29  And it came to pass at that time when Yarobam (Jeroboam) went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahiyahuw (Ahijah) the Shiylowniy (Shilonite) found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field:  


Aleph Malakiym (
1st Kings) 11:30 And Ahiyahuw (Ahijah) caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:  

Aleph Malakiym (1st Kings) 11:31 And he said to Yarobam (Jeroboam), Take you ten pieces: for thus says YHWH, the Elohiym of Yisrael, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Shlomoh (Solomon), and will give ten tribes to you.

Aleph Malakiym (1st Kings)11:32 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did Dawiyd (David) his father. 

King Solomon was warned that because he had forsaken YaHuWaH, and began building temples for his heathen wives, his kingdom would be divided, and ripped away from him.

Aleph Malakiym (1st Kings)11:11 Wherefore YHWH said unto Shlomoh (Solomon), Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant. 

The Hebrew word for “covenant” in the above passage is as follows: 

#1285 briyth ber-eeth' from 1262 (in the sense of cutting (like 1254); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh):--confederacy, (con-)feder(-ate), covenant, league. 

Solomon “broke” the original Abrahamic covenant, that was entered into by “passing between pieces of flesh.” 

This explains why our Messiah had to be the one to “repair” or “confirm” (strengthen), this very same broken covenant described in Daniel 9:27. 

In Jeremiah 31:31-33, YaHuWaH tells us that he would make a “chadash briyth,” (renewed covenant) with the House of Yahuwdah (Judah), and with the House of Yisrael. The word “chadash” is #H2318 meaning “to renew, to rebuild, and repair.”

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 

The words “cut off” in the above passage, is just one word in the Hebrew: 

#3772 karath kaw-rath' a primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e. make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces). 

This is the reason why our Messiah had to allow his body to be “destroyed” (in the middle of the week), to repair the broken covenant! 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 9:27 And he shall confirm [gabar, strengthen] the covenant [briyth] with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. 

This also explains why Abraham was told to “divide the animal pieces,” so that YaHuWaH could “walk between the pieces.” Abraham was shown that the future nation coming from his loins would be “divided” like those animal pieces! 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 15:10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not

Bereshiyth (Genesis)15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces

*Note: the Hebrew word “midst” in the above passage is “tawvek” which means “to be divided in the middle, a bisection.” 

In other words, “To be divided by two or in half.” 

Why were the birds not divided? 

Because in Revelation 19:17-18, the birds will eat the flesh of the dead wicked people, who are killed by our Messiah on the Day of Vengeance. The other animals that Abraham was commanded to divide (as a sign of the covenant) represent the “Two Houses of Yisra’el,” as well as the redeemed gentiles. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon

What do these animals symbolize?

*The 3-year-old heifer represents the House of Ephrayim (Hosea 10:11).
 
*The 3-year-old she-goat is for “Rachel,” or the Kingdom of Judah, because Rachel’s name means “lamb or goat.” 

*The Yom Kippur “scapegoat” was sent away into the wilderness, when the “two kingdoms” were sent into captivity with Babylon & Assyria (Ezekiel 19). 

*The 3-year-old ram is for the “first-born,” or those that are “born-again” by the blood of Messiah. 

Isaac was the “first-born” of Abraham, offered up to YaHuWaH. However, the “ram” became the substitute offering, just as our Messiah became that “substitute” for us sinners (Genesis 22:13).

Therefore, I assert that Yisra’el was “divided in half,” because the covenant was made ahead of time between two divided equal parts with the animal pieces. 

This also explains why our Messiah’s ministry was the first half of Daniel’s 70th Week, or “seven years cut in half” into two periods of 3.5 years. 

The remaining 3.5 years will be our Messiah’s ministry carried out by his “two witnesses” in Revelation 11, followed by their resurrection, and ascension to heaven in Revelation 12:5. 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 12:25 And Yahuwshuwa knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand

With this background information, we can now understand why the “tribulation” was “shortened” or “cut in half!” 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 24:22 And except those days should be shortened [koloboo], there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened [koloboo]. 

*Note: In the YouTube teaching I shared at the beginning of this blog, the author uses a modern Bible translation that says “no flesh shall survive.” However, the Greek Textus Receptus (which was used by the King James translators for the New Testament)  says “No flesh shall be saved.” 

The Greek word for “saved” is “sozo,” which means the following:

#4982. sozo sode'-zo from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saos, "safe"); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):--heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be, make whole.

This word can mean spiritually saved, or physically saved, therefore the word “survive,” wrongly implies that our Messiah is speaking only of a physical salvation.

Seven Years Divided in Half

The Greek word for “shortened” in the above passage is defined in the Concordance as follows: 

#G2856. koloboo kol-ob-o'-o from a derivative of the base of 2849; to dock, i.e. (figuratively) abridge:--shorten

The root word tells us more about why he shortens the seven years of tribulation into 3.5 years:

#G2849. kolazo kol-ad'-zo from kolos (dwarf); properly, to curtail, i.e. (figuratively) to chastise (or reserve for infliction):--punish.

Now this is interesting! 

What does the word “dock” mean in the dictionary? 

The answer will stun you! 

Dock: Noun; a landing pier. The space or waterway between two piers or wharves, as for receiving a ship while in port. 

Verb (used with object) to bring (a ship or boat) into a dock; lay up in a dock. To place in dry dock, as for repairs, cleaning, or painting. 

The definition of the word “dock” tells us that there is a “gap” between “two borders,” or two seashores, two edges, etc. In other words, it is describing something that is divided in the middleIt can also mean a partition that places a bridge in the middle of the water.

The space to salvation was in the midst of the Red Sea, where Yisra’el walked across dry land to safety!

What else does this remind you of? 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 12:4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 12:5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 

 Are you seeing this yet? 

The timing of the “tribulation” is likened unto “Two men, each on one side of the banks of the river!

Standing in the Gap Between Two Thieves

The man in the “middle” is our Messiah who is “Standing in the gap,” (Ezekiel 22:30) and “Repairing the breach” (2nd Kings 22:5; Isaiah 58:12) between these two divided kingdoms of Yisrael!

This also explains why our Messiah died “In the midst of the seven-day Passover week” (the fourth day of the week, we today call Wednesday). He also died “In the midst of the last seven years” of the 490-year prophecy of Daniel.

He also died “In the middle of two thieves” (who represent both Houses of Yisrael). He also died on “two trees” (two crossed sticks), not on a single pole. 


Yahuwshuwa died on two trees to show us a prophetic picture of the two divided kingdoms, (the two sticks of Ezekiel 37:16-17). 

His dying in between, or in the midst of two thieves illustrates that he was “Standing in the gap,” (Ezekiel 22:30), and “Repairing the breach” (Isaiah 58:12; 2nd Kings 12:8-12; 22:5).

This is precisely what the Greek word koloboo (to shorten, to abridge, to dock) is showing us! 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 12:5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 

There is a “bank of the river” on each side, and it is “shortened” (divided in half), by the man clothed in linen who swears,as he “stands in the gap....in the midst, or the middle” of these two river banks!

Repairing the Breach Between Two Divided Kingdoms

It is our Messiah who shortened”  the space between these two banks of the river. This is why he shortened the tribulation into two divided periods of 3.5 years to repair the breach! 

Keep on reading, because you will see even more astounding revelations: 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that lives forever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished

What does the “right hand” and the “left hand” represent? 

What prophet was commanded to lay on his right side, and then on his left side? 

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 4:4 Lie you also upon your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Yisra’el upon it: according to the number of the days that you shall lie upon it you shall bear their iniquity

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 4:5 For I have laid upon you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shall you bear the iniquity of the house of Yisra’el

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 4:6 And when you have accomplished them, lie again on your right side, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed you each day for a year. 

You see, Ezekiel was commanded to lie on his “left side” for the House of Yisra’el (The Ten Northern Tribes) that were divorced by YaHuWaH in 1st Kings 12 & Jeremiah 3:8. 

After 390 days of lying on his left side (representing 390 years of captivity with the Assyrians), Ezekiel was commanded to lie on his “right side” for 40 days. This represented 40 years of captivity in Babylon, for the House of Judah! 

Now we understand the meaning of Daniel 12:5-7! 

Daniel was being shown two men “divided” by a body of water (a river), which is the precise meaning of the word “dock” (shortened) in Matthew 24:22! 

Then, a third man clothed in white linen “held up his right hand and his left hand towards heaven!” 

And what did he declare, as he held up his right hand and left hand? 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that lives forever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished

What things shall be finished? 

The very things that are described in Daniel 12:1-3, (which is the resurrection & ascension to heaven rapture or harpazo)! 

You see, AFTER the tribulation of 3.5 years, or the period defined as “Time, times, and a half,” is when these things will be finished! 

Daniy’EL (Daniel) 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble [tasarah, tribulation], such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book

Daniy’EL (Daniel)12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt

Do you see this?

Daniel is being shown the resurrection of the holy ones (the saints) after the “tribulation.” 

And then, he is shown “when” these things shall take place. He is shown that there are “two periods” of time (two events in history) divided by one body of water. This is clearly a metaphor for “Both houses of Yisra’el!” 

The man in the white linen, I believe is the preincarnate Messiah, who is holding up both his “right hand” (symbolic of Judah), and his “left hand” (symbolic of Ephrayim/Yisra’el) towards heaven! 

And what does he do? 

He swears! 

What does this word “swares” (swears) mean in Daniel 12:7? 

The Hebrew word is as follows:

#7650 shaba` shaw-bah' a primitive root; propr. to be complete, but used only as a denominative from 7651; to seven oneself, i.e. swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times):--adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), feed to the full (by mistake for 7646), take an oath, X straitly, (cause to, make to) swear. 

#7651 sheba` sheh'-bah or (masculine) shibrah {shib-aw'}; from 7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number:--(+ by) seven(-fold),-s, (-teen, -teenth), -th, times). Compare 7658. 

Where else do we read about YaHuWaH “swearing” or taking an oath to redeem the two divided houses of Yisra’el? 

Tehilliym (Psalm) 110:4 YHWH has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. 

Ibriym (Hebrews) 7:21 For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, YHWH sware and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Do you see this? 

The very word “swear” (sware), in Hebrew means “To seven oneself by repeating a declaration seven times!” 

The Hebrew word for “time” in Daniel 12:7 is “mowed” meaning “conventionally one year.” 

It also means “a festival.” One full year is an annual cycle of seven feast days! 

Two Sevens Fulfilled for Two Houses

By the way, did you know that our Messiah fulfilled all seven feasts at his first coming, and that he will fulfill all seven of them again at his second coming? Many people erroneously teach that our Messiah fulfilled only the Spring Feasts at his death, burial and resurrection. However, they completely miss the fact that, he poured out his Spirit as he had promised on the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot/Pentecost), as seen in the 2nd chapter of Acts. This is a fourth feast that he fulfilled at his first coming. 

But what about the three Fall Feasts? Many erroneously teach that he was born on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) leaving out the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur. But that would mean that he fulfilled only five out of seven feasts at his first coming. 

What if I told you that our Messiah was born on the Feast of Trumpets, and that he was circumcised on Yom Kippur? And what if I told you that he did indeed “Dwell among us,” as two-week old infant with is parents on Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)?

To learn more, please see these other two blogs:



The word “times,” is plural, meaning “two years,” and then “a half times” is six months. In other words, “The seven-year ministry of our Messiah” (represented by the seven annual feasts), is cut in half (divided), by his death on the cross, and then a 2,000-year gap called “The fullness of the gentiles” (Romans 11:12 & 25). 

Two Silver Trumpets for Two Houses Redeemed

This “gap” in history is proven by the fact that our Messiah read only “half of the verse” of Isaiah 61:2, after his 40-day fast in the wilderness. 

Luke 4:18-20 tells us that immediately following his 40-day fast, he went to the Synagogue, and announced “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH.” 

This language is describing “Yom Kippur,” as well as a Jubilee year! You see, only the High Priest could “announce the acceptable year” (Numbers 10:1-8) with two silver trumpets. 

The two silver trumpets signify a Jubilee Year, a setting free of the captives; and there are two of them to signify that the two divided kingdoms will be unified when our Messiah returns.

This is why he announced the acceptable year at the beginning of his ministry of 3.5 years.

Yahuwshuwa was showing us that he is the original, (eternal high priest from heaven). His reading of Isaiah 61:-1-2, was telling us that he was restoring the role of the high priest, back to the order of Melchizedek. 

And because he is Melchizedek (the one who was sworn into his office as an eternal high priest), he is the only one that qualifies to “Preach the acceptable year!”

The sons of Aharown (Aaron) were the temporary high priests, “The Schoolmastersthat were performing the role, until the “The Seed (Messiah) came (Galatians 3:24). Read more about what a Schoolmaster is in this blog: What is a Schoolmaster & What Law Was Added Because of Transgression?

Thus, he began his ministry in a Jubilee Year, as well as on Yom Kippur. But why did he only read half of this verse?

Luqas (Luke) 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of YHWH. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohiym; to comfort all that mourn. 

The first half of Isaiah 61:2 is describing the purpose of his first coming to earth. It was to proclaim a Jubilee, and to set free the captives from their sins. 

The second half of Isaiah 61:2, he did not read, because he has not yet come for The Day of Vengeance,” against those who persecuted his bride. 

Hazown (Revelation) 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 

This event is his second coming, on the “The Day of Vengeance,” and it will also be in a Jubilee Year, as well as on Yom Kippur! 

To illustrate that his first and second coming shall be “divided” by a gap in history called “The fulness of the gentiles” (Romans 11:12 & 25), he only read “half” of Isaiah 61:2, leaving the latter half of the verse for his second coming 2,000 years later! 

According to the Jewish historian Josephus, the year 23 B.C. was the 79th Jubilee in history. Genesis 6:3 says that “man’s days shall be 120 years.” The Hebrew word “years” is not limited to 360 days, but it can also mean “an age.” 

This is understood by many bible scholars to mean 120 Jubilees, which is 120 x 50 = 6,000 years. 

Our Messiah began his ministry on Yom Kippur in 27 A.D., and his ministry lasted 3.5 years. There is proof of this in Luke 4, when he compared himself to the prophet Eliyahuw (Elijah) whose ministry lasted for 3.5 years. 

Luqas (Luke) 4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country

Luqas (Luke) 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Yisra’el in the days of Eliyahuw (Elijah), when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land. 

We are shown in Daniel 12:7, that YaHuWaH has “sworn” (meaning to take an oath seven times), evidenced by “seven years” (seven annual cycles of feasts), but these seven years shall be divided in half! 

“…It shall be for a time, times, and a half.” 

The word “time” is one full year of seven feasts. Jacob worked seven years for Rachel, but was instead, he given Leah as his bride. The word “times” is two full years of seven feasts (14 feasts). 

Jacob also worked an additional seven years, as part of his agreement to be given Rachel as his wife. This was a total of 14 years for both of his brides.

Additionally, there were 12 sons that came forth from these two wives of Jacob, and this included the sons born to them by their two handmaidens. The two sons of Joseph were also grafted into the house, and thus, there was a total 14 tribes!

And what about the “half of a year?” 

The House of Yisra’el was later in history “divided” because of Solomon’s idolatry. The dividing in half of the annual cycle of feast days is symbolic of King Jeroboam restricting the “other half of the house” (The Ten Northern Tribes), from going to Jerusalem to keep the feasts. This is fully described in 1st Kings chapter 12.

Not only that, but the actions of King Solomon, when he almost “divided,” that baby boy in half (in order to test the two harlots), was a prophetic picture! 

Both Houses of Yisra’el had become “harlots,” (Ezekiel 23:4-44), and each of them had given birth to a son. 

One of the harlots (symbolic of Judah) killed her own child, thus cutting herself off from her own inheritance. This harlot accidentally rolled over and smothered the baby boy in her sleep. The other harlot (who lived in the same house with her), also had a baby boy.

The harlot that accidentally killed her baby, stole the living baby boy from the other harlot (who symbolizes Ephrayim). This is exactly what happened in history! 

The dead baby boy symbolizes the crucified Messiah, and the living baby represents the resurrected Messiah! The House of Judah shouted “crucify him!” (Mark 15:13-14). They did not realize they were killing their own Messiah!

The other harlot symbolizes the redeemed gentiles who accepted his resurrection, and thus, his gospel!

King Solomon almost “divided” that baby boy in half, and was able to show who the true mother was. The point of this story is to illustrate that both house of Yisra’el have been fighting over the land of their inheritance ever since. 

But neither of these harlots qualified to inherit the land unless they had a male heir. That male heir, is none other than Yahuwshuwa haMashiyach!

Without a male heir, neither of them can inherit the land that was promised to Abraham and his descendants. The land can only be restored to them if they give birth to man-child!

This also happened to Naomi, when her daughter-in-law (Ruth) married Boaz (from the House of Judah); as Boaz was close relative of hers. Boaz therefore became a kinsman redeemer to Naomi. 

However, Naomi was too old to bear children. When Ruth & Boaz were married, and gave birth to a son, the child became the heir. Their son, Obed would become the progenitor of the future Messiah.

It will be the Anti-Messiah who will rebuild Solomon’s Temple, and thus attempt once again to “divide” Yisra’el.

This has already begun to take place since August 13th 2020 with the Abraham Accords of President Donald Trump. Trump is a “type” of the corrupted King Solomon who divided Yisra’el, and made treaties (marriages) with many nations. 

In other words, just like Solomon (who built heathen temples for his many wives), so President Trump is also working in tandem with Pope Francis to bring about a One World Religion & Government for the end-time beast. 

There are some very interesting parallels between Donald Trump & King Solomon. President Trump’s family claim to be from the Merovingian Jewish Bloodline, and the Zionists have asked President Trump to rebuild Solomon’s Temple. 

They have even placed his image on the Temple Shekel! 

Additionally, President Donald Trump  adds up to 666 in Gematria, thus giving us a hint about the prophetic resemblance between Trump & King Solomon. 

King Solomon also formed signed an alliance with the Arabs, just as Trump entered into the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates & Israel on August 13th 2020!

Solomon accepted 666 talents of gold from the kings of Arabia! 

Aleph Malakiym (1st Kings) 10:14-15 says, “The weight of gold which Solomon received every year was 666 talents of gold, besides what came from tradesmen, from the traffic of the merchants, and from all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the regions.” (Jewish Study Bible). 

King James Version:

Aleph Malakiym (1st Kings) 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold (666),

Aleph Malakiym (1st Kings) 10:15 Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of the traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country.

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The first seven years of Jacob’s work was for Leah. The second seven-year period of Jacob’s work was for Rachel. These 14 years are for The Whole House of Yisra’el.” Therefore, the tribulation of our Messiah (his seven years of working for both houses) was “divided in half!” 

Consequently, his ministry was only 3.5 years! 

Our Messiah was “Cut off in the midst of the week,” or the last “seven years” of the 490-year period of Daniel’s 70 weeks. But he was also “cut off” in the middle of the literal Passover “week,” which was the 4th day of the week (what we today call Wednesday). 

It is because Yisra’el was a kingdom that had been “divided!” 

To “stand in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30), and to “repair the breach” (Isaiah 58:12; 2nd Kings 12:8-12; 22:5) between these two houses, he allowed his own ministry to be “divided in half!” 

At his first coming, he intended to marry “his own people” the Kingdom of Judah: 

Yahuwchanon (John) 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 

However, he was like Jacob (disappointed), when they rejected his gospel, and he had to marry the “first-born” daughter of Laban (Leah). Hence, Leah represents the born-again gentiles, who accepted the good news of Messiah. Leah typifies those from the Assembly of Philadelphia, as they shall be the “the first-fruits” of our Messiah’s resurrection (see Romans 8:23 & Revelation 14:4).

Because the Kingdom of Yahuwdah (Judah) rejected the good news of Messiah, the message went to the gentiles in the nations, (Ephrayim), who became more fruitful (see Genesis 48:19). 

At his second coming, our Messiah will once again, have a chance to marry the remnant from the House of Yahuwdah (Judah), who represent “Rachel.” Thus, Rachel also represents the Assembly of Smyrna, who must suffer an extra “ten days” during the “Ten Days of Awe,” leading up to Yom Kippur (Revelation 2:10).

Rachel represents the Kingdom of Judah, because her body was buried in “Ephrath” aka “Bethlehem-Judah.” Jeremiah 31:15 and Matthew 2:18 describe the baby boys in Judah that were killed by King Herod as “Rachel’s children.” 

So you see, when our Messiah said that for the sake of the “elect,” those days would be “shortened,” this word means “two docks” (borders), that are like “bookends” on each side of a body of water (a river). 

This is the picture being painted in Daniel 12:7! 

The right hand side represents Judah, and the left hand side represents Ephrayim. 

The one holding up his right hand, and his left hand, is the one who has “sworn” (taken an oath) to reunite and restore Yisra’el into one house again! 

Thus, the “tribulation” being “shortened” is describing Jacob’s time of “trouble” (tribulation). 

Our Messiah endured 3.5 years of “tribulation” (testing, trouble, persecution), followed by the gentiles accepting his gospel. 

At the end, he will use his “Two Witnesses” to “finish the week” (the last 3.5 years of the 490 years of Daniel) to bring about the restoration of the “one new man” (the man-child). 

Two Calendars Dividing the House

Another application to “The days being shortened,” has to do with the 30-day lunar cycles “As in the days of Noah.” In the days before the flood, a year was exactly 360 days long, compared to the current 365 days. Proof of this can be found in Genesis 7:24 & Genesis 8:3. 

The ark sat upon the water for 150 days (5 months of 30-day cycles). Because of the flood in Noah’s day, the earth’s poles shifted, causing the rotation of the earth around the sun to take longer (365 days). There have been other natural disasters, (such as earthquakes and tsunamis) that have contributed to the earth’s poles being shifted as well.

However, as we get closer to the return of Messiah, there has been an increase of earthquakes around the world, causing the earth to experience “birth pains!” 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 66:7 Before she travailed [went into labor], she brought forth [gave birth]; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 66:8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? Says YHWH: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? Says your Elohiym. 

*Note: The author of the YouTube video (at the beginning of this blog) asserts that because Jerusalem gave birth in one day without labor pains, this means the rapture (harpazo) will take place before the tribulation. 

I contend that this prophecy is speaking of 1948, when Yisra’el was reborn as a nation in one day. There were no labor pains, because it was not yet time for the “one new man” or the corporate “man-child” (the resurrected two witnesses) to be born yet! 

*Note: for those that argue that the Modern State of Yisra’el is merely a construct of the Political Zionists, recommend reading my blog entitled: Is the Modern State of Israel A Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?

Yisrael’s rebirth (physically as a nation) did not require labor pains, because it happened suddenly! It happened over night. In one day, the nation was reborn as YaHuWaH had prophesied that it would. 

In the future, Jerusalem, which is called “The mother of us all” (Galatians 4:26), will give birth again, but not to a piece of Real Estate. In Revelation 12, the rebirth is about souls! Jerusalem will give birth to the resurrected, corporate two witnesses, the one new man! (Ephesians 2:15). 

Just as Naomi could not redeem her land without a male heir, the nation of Yisra’el cannot redeem their land of inheritance without their Messiah! 

This is why the born-again believers in Messiah (just like Ruth), will give birth on her behalf, as they shall be reborn (resurrected) AFTER suffering labor pains (tribulation)! If there are no labor pains (tribulation), there can be no birth of the one new man!

As a matter of fact, the Hebrew word for “tribulation” (tsarah) literally means “A tight and narrow place!” What is the tightest and narrowest place you can think of in prophecy? A birth canal! The Hebrew word, tsarah (tribulation), also means “sister rivalry!” 

In the same way that Rachel & Leah were two sisters competing for the affections of their husband, (Jacob), so the Two Houses of Yisra’el have been fighting for control over their land for 2,000 years. It is just like the two harlots fighting over their baby boy, who was their inheritance!

They have not yet realized that it is impossible for them to have control over their land, until they give birth to the “one new man!” Thus, Yisra’el cannot be free until she goes through the tribulation of child birth! 

The Apostle Shaul (Paul) prophesied that Eve (though she was deceived by the serpent), would have the opportunity to be redeemed (saved) once she gives birth to the “seed” (which is Messiah), and also his offspring, which is “The one new man!”

1st Timothy) 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. 

In Galatians 4, the Apostle Shaul (Paul) likened “Jerusalem which is above” (the heavenly Jerusalem) to Sarah, the free woman. And he likened the earthly Jerusalem (which is still in bondage to her enemies in the nations) to Hagar, the slave woman.

Only when the born-again bride of Messiah, (who is given a new name)---the “heavenly Jerusalem” (Revelation 3:12), shall the earthly Jerusalem be made free! 

Hazown (Revelation) 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.  

Hazown (Revelation) 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto Elohiym, and to his throne. 

*Note: this takes place after the ministry of the two witnesses is finished, and they are resurrected. This means after 1,260 days of tribulation.

The earthly Jerusalem will go through labor pains at last, when she gives birth to her spiritual children. It is not the same kind of birth that Yisrael experienced in 1948, when she gave birth to a piece of Real Estate. 

Her birth in 1948 was the birth of a promise given long ago to Abraham. And yet, the earthly Jerusalem has only been reborn since 2017, when President Trump decreed she is the capital city of Yisrael. 

As we get closer to the second coming of Messiah, the increase in earthquakes has caused the earth’s poles to shift, causing a year to gradually move back towards a 360-day-year, “As in the days of Noah!” 

Proof of this is in the fact that during “The great tribulation,” the two witnesses will have a ministry that lasts for 1,260 days, (which, when divided by 30 days), equals exactly 3.5 years. 

If a year continued to be approximately 364 days long (once the two witnesses arrive onto the scene), 1,260 days would not equal 42 months, or 3.5 years. 

42 x 30 = 1,260 days.
1,260 divided by 30 = 3.5 years.

Currently, the lunar cycles alternate with 30 days in one month, and then 29.5 days in the following month, causing one lunar year to be 357 days. That is three days shy of 360 days (which was the length of a year in Noah’s day). 

However, a solar year is 364 days. 

The difference between a solar year (364 days), and a lunar year (357 days) is a discrepancy of 7 days:

360 (the original biblical year) + 4 days = 364 - 357 (lunar calendar) = 7 days.

When those seven days are divided, it comes out to 3.5 days. This is exactly the length of time when the two witnesses have their dead bodies laying in the streets, before they are resurrected! 

Hazown (Revelation) 11:11  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from Elohiym entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.  

Hazown (Revelation) 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up here. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 

Do you see this? 

This is the harpazo or “rapture,” when the bride is taken up to heaven for a literal seven-day elopement! The resurrection, and ascension of these two witnesses takes place AFTER their 1,260 days of ministry!

Their resurrection, and ascension to heaven also takes place at the 7th trumpet blast (Revelation 11:15), or what 1st Corinthians 15:52 calls “The Last Trumpet!”

This is clearly, a POST-TRIBULATION HARPAZO!

Have you noticed that 1st Kings 11:11 & Revelation 11:11 are “coincidentally” numbered the same way by the English translators, and they both convey a prophetic picture? 

1st Malakiym (Kings) 11:11 Wherefore YHWH said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.

Hazown (Revelation) 11:11  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from Elohiym entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 

King Solomon broke the covenant, and divided the House of Yisra’el into two houses. However, the two witnesses are these same redeemed two houses who shall become “one new man,” or the resurrected “man-child” in Revelation 12:5!

It is when these two witnesses are resurrected, and united as “one new man,” that the curses brought on by the King Solomon and the end-time beast will be reversed

What else is significant about the number 11? Do you remember Joseph in Egypt? His eleven brothers came to Egypt to buy grain, and they ultimately were restored back to him, and thus, his prophetic dream came to pass. His eleven brothers bowed down to him, in the same way that the eleven tribes will bow down to their Messiah from the Tribe of Judah!

11 + 11 = 22

There are 22 letters in the Hebrew Alphabet, and there are 22 strands in the human DNA! The number “11,” prophetically represents destruction for the eleven brothers of Joseph who sought to destroy him. They did not realize, that in do so, they were destroying their entire family. This is why “A House divided is brought to desolation,” (Matthew 12:25; Mark 3:25). When the two halves of the divided house are restored, the human genome (created in the image of Elohiym), will also be restored.

The 11th son of Jacob (Joseph), is a prophetic picture of our Messiah, and without him in the house, there is no salvation or restoration. But, it was Benjamin (the 12th son) who was instrumental in uniting the entire family back together again! It was when the brother brought Benjamin to Egypt, that Joseph revealed his true identity to his brothers, and there was weeping, repentance and restoration to the house or the family.

Similarly, this is the reason why I believe Yahuwshuwa chose the Apostle Shaul (Paul) from the Tribe of Benjamin to write thirteen letters for the thirteenth tribe of Ephraiym, aka The Ten Northern Tribes of Yisrael. See my blog entitled: The Thirteenth Apostle Sent to the Thirteenth Tribe

Thus, the restoration of the Two Houses of Yisra’el, is connected prophetically to the 12-month lunar and solar cycles. Joseph was given a dream, wherein the sun, the moon, and the stars bowed to him: 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

Joseph is a prophetic picture of our Messiah, whose ten brothers will be reunited to him in the last days. The eleventh star symbolizes Jacob, his father. Therefore, the witness of the sun, the moon, and the stars will be used to bring this about!

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:14 And Elohiym said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:  

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.  

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:16 And Elohiym made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day [sun], and the lesser light to rule the night [moon]: he made the stars also [stars].   

As we get closer to the second coming of Messiah, the increase in earthquakes and tsunamis will cause the earth’s poles to shift, thus causing a year to gradually move back towards a 360-day-year, “As in the days of Noah!” 

During the Great Tribulation of 1,260 days, the length of a biblical year will revert to 360 days:

The solar cycle of 364 days minus 4 days = 360. 
The lunar cycles of 357 days plus 3 days = 360. 

This discrepancy amounts seven days divided in half to 3.5 days. This is how long the Two Witnesses are dead, before they are raised up (Revelation 11:9). 

Currently it takes 365.25 days for the earth to make a full revolution around the sun. In Hebrew this is called a tequwphah.

This means that a Sabbatical Year (shmitta) currently lasts for the following amount of days: 

7 x 365.25 = 2556.75 days 

When a solar year is shortened (during the ministry of the two witnesses), a shmitta will only last for the following amount of days:

7 x 360 = 2,520 days. 

Thats a total of 36.75 days removed from every sabbatical or seven years! 

Dividing 2,520 days in half = 1,260 days! 

The solar calendar is followed by the gentiles, who have adopted pagan holidays that are patterned after sun-god worship. Therefore, the gentiles must remove (subtract) four days from their solar calendar, to make things right. This means they must repent for worshipping the sun, which was created on the 4th day (Genesis 1:14-16; Ezekiel 8:16). Our Messiah died on the fourth day of the week (what we today call Wednesday), to pay for the sin of sun-god worship. 


Alternatively, Judaism follows a lunar calendar. Therefore, they must add to their calendar, three days, to make things right. They must accept the one who is called “The sun of righteousness” (Malachi 4:2), as their Messiah, who resurrected “On the third day” (Matthew 12:40; 16:21; 20:19). It is the restoration of a 360-day year that causes the days of the year to be shortened, and thus, “The restoration of the two houses of Yisra’el!”

Interestingly, our Messiah fulfilled the pattern of a 3.5 year old Red Heifer from Numbers 19, (and in doing so, he sanctified the defiled altar in the Temple), causing the Passover Lamb to be accepted that year. Numbers 19:12 tells us:

Bamidbar (Numbers) 19:12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. 

You see, the third day is significant in sanctifying the seventh day sabbath. Without our Messiah as the Red Heifer (who sanctifies the altar), even our Shabbat is unclean, for he alone is “Master of Shabbat,” for he resurrected on the seventh day, after being buried for three days, and three nights (Matthew 12:40). And on the third day from his sacrifice, is when he arose from the dead, conquering everything that is unclean!


Since our Messiah is called “The sun of righteousness,” this is also a hint, because the sun was made on the fourth day of creation. This also explains why our Messiah began his ministry in the fourth millennium (the year 4,000). See my blog entitled: The Jubilee Cycles Reveal the Possible Second Coming of Messiah

For we are told that with YaHuWaH “One day is like a thousand years” (2nd Peter 3:8). In keeping with this pattern, he died on the fourth day of the week (what we today call Wednesday). 


When four solar days are subtracted from the calendar, and three lunar days are added, the discrepancy between the lunar & solar calendars amounts to 3 days!

Therefore, it was necessary for our Messiah to die on the fourth day of the week, (the same day when the sun was created in Genesis 1:14-16). It is because of the idolatry of backsliding Yisrael, and their worshipping the sun (Ezekiel 8:16). He literally crucified the sin of sun-god worship, during his ministry of 3.5 years.

The Jewish nation must accept the sacrifice of their Messiah, and his resurrection “On the third day.” For them, he literally crucified their sin of rejecting his atonement. This is why the two witnesses must be killed after their ministry of 1,260 days (3.5 years), followed by their resurrection “After three days and a half.”

When both houses (Jews & Gentiles) correct their ways, (including Yah’s divine calendar), the resurrection of the Two Witnesses will bring about balance and restoration to the whole house.

As I already illustrated, the number “seven” is the Hebrew word “sheba” meaning “to take an oath” or “to swear.” 

Our Messiah (who is Melchizedek), is the one who has been “sworn” as our eternal high priest, (that is able to restore and save Yisra’el). The rest of the gentile world will be blessed, once Yisra’el’s restoration has been completed (Romans 11:11-12) . 

It is the restoration of a 360-day year that causes the “days to be shortened,” and thus, “The restoration of the two houses of Yisrael!”

The Spring Equinox (which marks the beginning of a new solar year) used to fall on March 25th (the pagan Easter Sunday). Nine months later, on December 25th, her pagan sun-gods are supposedly reincarnated, according to Mystery Babylon religion. 

The removal of those four extra days in a solar cycle (which is why our Messiah died on the fourth day of the week), will cause everything else in the cosmos to be equalized, thus shortened, back to the original calendar from the creation. In recent years, the Spring Equinox has been falling on March 19th or the 20th, causing the days of the year to be fewer, and thus “shortened” days!

This means that we are getting closer to the ministry of the two witnesses, which will commence, once we “See the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place” (Matthew 24:15-21). And once we see this “Image of the Beast” (Revelation 13:14-15)in the rebuilt Temple of Solomon, we can begin counting 1,260 days (3.5 years), for the ministry of the two witnesses. Concurrently, the beast will “Speak great things and blasphemies, for 42 months,during these same 3.5 years (Daniel 7:8 & 20; Revelation 13:5).

After their ministry of 1,260 days, the beast shall kill these two witnesses (Revelation 11:7). But they will be resurrected after 3.5 days, and this will be the catalyst that brings about what is called “The Ten Days of Awe,” leading up to the second coming of Messiah on Yom Kippur.

For those “foolish virgins” who are not ready when the bridegroom snatches away his bride (on the Feast of Trumpets); they will have one last chance to be ready to meet him at the Mount of Olives on Yom Kippur (Zechariah 12:10; Matthew 24:29-31). 

It will be during those last “Ten days of tribulation” (Revelation 2:10), that the foolish virgins from Smyrna shall “Go to them that sell, and buy for themselves...” (Matthew 25:9). For during those last ten days, they shall discover that “The bridegroom’s name is like oil poured forth, therefore do the virgins love him...” (Song of Solomon 1:3). 

And this is why Philadelphia has an “Open door that no man can shut...for they have not denied his name” (Revelation 3:8-12). During the last “Ten days of tribulation,” only those foolish virgins from Smyrna that “overcome,” will not have their names “Blotted out from the book of life” (Revelation 3:5). However, if they remain “Faithful unto death, they shall receive a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

Please read the following blogs to learn more about the chronology of the last days leading up to the second coming of Messiah.




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  1. Wow that's amazing about reverting back to the 360 day cycle. Shortened days. Loved: "This is why the born-again believers in Messiah (just like Ruth), will give birth on her behalf, as they shall be reborn (resurrected) AFTER suffering labor pains (tribulation)! If there are no labor pains (tribulation), there can be no birth of the one new man!"

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