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Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician. He is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.
Newton’s book “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics. Newton made seminal contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the development of calculus.
Sir Isaac Newton also was a devout believer in Jesus Christ and a Bible scholar, fluent in ancient languages, who translated directly from Hebrew and Greek. He was unusually drawn to the prophet Daniel, which he began studying at the age of 12 and continued until he died at the age of 85. In fact, The Columbia History of the World, a secular history book, remarks, “At the end of his days Newton spent more time studying and writing about the prophecies in the Book of Daniel than he did in charting the heavens.”
Apparently, God Himself put in Newton’s heart this burning desire to study Daniel, then gave him the key to the timing of Christ’s return. Could this be the final profound secret the Lord revealed to this godly genius near the end of his life – a secret “accidentally” discovered in the Library of Congress and republished just in the last few years – a secret so simple that most have missed it?
Know therefore and understand,
that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem
unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks,
and threescore and two weeks (62):
the street shall be built again, and the wall,
even in troublous times.
Daniel 9,25 (KJV)
If Newton was correct in his interpretation of Daniel, the prophet to whom God gave specific timing, then the return of the Lord Jesus Christ will be very, very soon, indeed!!! Newton’s understanding of one key passage in Daniel chapter 9 is fundamentally from that of most common interpretations. In about 550 B.C., God gave the prophet Daniel a view of history to the end.
From Daniel 9:25, scholars usually add the “seven weeks (of years, 7 x 7, or 49 years) and 62 weeks (62 x 7 = 434 years)” to get 483 years (49+434) and calculate the timing of the Messiah’s First Coming. However, Newton says there is no linguistic basis for adding those two numbers (49 and 434), and to do so is “doing violence to the language of Daniel.” Newton says the two numbers separately speak of both the First Coming and the Second Coming, both being counted from the “going forth of the commandment to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem.” Some commentators agree.
Newton says the “62 weeks” or 434-year part was fulfilled at the First Coming, and the “seven weeks,” or the 49-year part, will apply to the Second Coming of Jesus, the Savior. And three centuries ago he saw in the Scriptures and wrote about the rebirth of Israel at a time when such a thought was preposterous. Amazing, by faith and understanding of the Scriptures, Newton foresaw a “friendly kingdom” someday again issuing the “commandment to restore and build Jerusalem.” Now, centuries later, that friendly kingdom may have been the United Nations, which decreed Israel’s rebirth in November, 1947, causing Israel to be reborn as a nation on May 14th, 1948 (fulfilling the 2500-year-old prophecy of the Prophet Isaiah, “Shall a nation be born in one day?”). The count should begin on June 7th, 1967, when Israel captured Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
The book Newton’s Riddle, authored by Neill G. Russell, contains additional information about Newton and his understanding of end times. Messiah’s possible return to earth will be on or before the year 2016. However, that is apparently based on using modern years (365-day) in calculation. If we use the exact 49 Jewish years (360-day, prophetic) from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967, we get 49 x 360 = 17640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23rd, 2015, the Day of Atonement 2015.
Newton obviously saw that as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Lord alone knows the times and the dates, but we are admonished to know the season. Jonathan Cahn’s new book, “the Mystery of the Shemitah”, appears to point also to September 23rd, 2015.
And the final bloodmoon of biblical tetrades, number 32 (4 x 8) counted from the days of Yeshua, arrives at September 28th, 2015. The final bloodmoon in our time is also a Supermoon, going to look 40 percent bigger than normal and visible from Jerusalem.