Auschwitz, 666 & The Feast of Tabernacles
The following excerpt will appear in the upcoming third edition of my book, "Proving God with Numbers".
“Ten days later on September 5, God brought Auschwitz to mind for a 45th time, and I was led to October 6 as the date to visit it – 31 days away. It was the fifth visit to Auschwitz that God had added to this trip – more than any other to date.
As it happened, September 5 fell exactly 666 days since God inspired the first location on this trip on November 8, 2020 – that being a visit to Auschwitz. Which also meant that the final destination on my trip to date – that being a visit to Jerusalem on October 9, fell exactly 700 days since inspiring the first destination! That visit coincided with the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles, meaning that there were 700 days between inspiring the first destination, and arriving in Jerusalem on that very day! I know that’s more than a coincidence, but I will leave it to the reader to make that determination. It is clear that God is using numbers to simply make a point that He is behind these trips. He may want to speak directly to you! In fact, I know He does!
November 8, 2020 was the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s failed Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, and the later failed assassination attempt on his life in 1939. Both September 5 and October 6 were also important dates in Israel’s modern history, being the 49th and 50th anniversaries of the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972, and the start of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Both significant events in Israel’s history. I guess what all three dates have in common, is that they were negative for Israel.
Had it not been for the 666 days between November 8, 2020 and September 5, 2022, I may not have realised that it was 700 days until the start of the Feast of Tabernacles on October 9. Again, it is just the preciseness of God’s timing that He is using here to prove that He is both real, and that there is validity to the Bible. I am not making this up! This is God’s story, not mine. If you want to judge the story, you are judging God, not me. I am simply writing it down. How you want to interpret it though, is up to you.
The following day on September 6, God brought the city of Nazareth, Israel to mind, and I was led to October 9 as the date to visit it. This meant that I would travel down to Jerusalem from Nazareth that day, to see in the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles that evening. Jesus Himself attended the Feast of Tabernacles, as was required of all Jewish males. This visit was inspired after nightfall, so there were exactly 33 days until the start of the Feast of Tabernacles in the Hebrew calendar (11 Elul – 15 Tishrei). What is interesting about that is that Jesus is believed to have died at around 33 years old, and He was raised in Nazareth! I suspect that is the inference that God wanted me to make from this – that He is indeed the Messiah.
Interestingly, the Feast of Tabernacles is specifically mentioned as being observed during the 1,000-year Millennial reign of Christ, by the prophet Zechariah:
“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.” – Zechariah 14:16–19
It is interesting then, that the Feast of Tabernacles falls exactly 700 days after God inspired this trip!”