Elijah & The Number 70
Precisely 180 days later on December 4, 2022 – the 70th day of the Jewish civil year – God added the next destination to this trip; Jerusalem. The dates I was led to choose were December 26–27, the day before my next visit to Auschwitz.
December 26th was an interesting date for me, because it fell exactly three-and-a-half years to the day since setting my Elijah challenge.
The significance of the number ‘three-and-a-half’ is threefold.
As it relates to Elijah, the drought that he brought upon Israel lasted 3.5 years (Luke 4:25; James 5:17). Some say that Jesus’s ministry lasted 3.5 years; and the Great Tribulation is also said to last 3.5 years (that being the latter half of Daniel’s 70th week according to Daniel 9:27).
December 26th also happened to be the eighth and final day of Hanukkah in the Jewish calendar, and on a personal level, it is exactly 12 years to the day since God gave me the inspiration for my new business investing in the share market – which subsequently went on to be one of the biggest bull markets in history! So, quite a few milestones falling on that day.
|Dec 4, 2022||Dec 26–27, 2022||Jerusalem||1|
|Jun 7, 2022||Dec 28||Visit Auschwitz||-|