Jeanne Beech - 08/29/2007
Since October 31, 2004, I was led to beginrecording every daily scripture Ireceive. I type themassoon as I fill a penciled page. If a noteworthy eventoccurred that day relating to that specific scripture, I place ared dot beside thedate, along witha memory minder. On rare occasion the scripture has had a significantmeaningfor a broader audience ratherthan being merely apersonal word for me.
August 27, 2007: I was led to search and find the date of the beginning of the Reformation. The datewas October 31, 1517. I did aquick subtraction to find that was 490 years ago. The scripture given to me thatmorning was Isa. 38:20: Jehovah is (ready) to save me: Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life in the house of Jehovah.
Manyscriptures have been given to me repeatedly, and after noting such I began to keep count. This verse was the 8th time I had recordedit. Some verses have been repetitive: 44 times, 35 times, 25 times, 23 times, 16 times, etc.
The next day, August 28,my Bible opened to Dan. 9:24: Seventy weeks [490 years] are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.
Dr. Stephen E. Jones, in his book "Secrets of Time",says this in speaking of Matt. 18:21-22: "Jesus was revealing [forgiveness 70x7] what we call the "Law of Blessed Time", which governs the patience, forgiveness and Grace of God... Note the Jubilee connection. The number 490is a period of ten Jubilees. This is the basic unit of measure in long-term Bible prophecy. It surfaces only three times in the Bible: Genesis 4:24, Matt. 18:22 and Dan. 9:24. Yet all of history is measured in Jubilees and 490-year periods, because this is the basis of God's prophetic calendar. The final Creation Jubilee is ultimately the goal of history and the subject of prophecy".
On December 26, 2004, the day of the tsunami,my Bible opened to Jer.16:21: Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know, this once will I cause them to know my hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is Jehovah. The next day I received Isa. 52:10: Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.