Introduction: I wrote this article on August the 29th, 2017, exactly one week after the Great American Eclipse of August 21 (August 22, New Zealand time). As it turned out, that was exactly 120 years to the day since the first Zionist Congress of 1897, held in Basel, Switzerland, that led to the creation of Israel exactly 50 years and 3 months later to the day on November 29, 1947 in the United Nations!
I don't believe that that was a coincidence! For more, see "How This Article Came About", in the main section below, or click here.
Update: Since writing this article, Donald Trump announced on December 6, 2017, that the US will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and will shift the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This comes 70 years and 7 days after the United Nations approved a resolution which paved the way for the creation of the state of Israel on November 29, 1947. Update: 24 Feb, 2018: Embassy to move to Jerusalem on 70th Anniversary of Israel's Independence on May 14, 1948
The city of Jerusalem is inextricably tied to the number 70 in the Bible, so it is interesting that the U.S. administration has decided to open their embassy in Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding in 1948. The book of Daniel has an important prophecy regarding Israel and Jerusalem;
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy." - Daniel 9:24
Also in Daniel 9:2, Daniel realised that the Jewish people would be held in captivity by the King of Babylon for 70 years:
"In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem."
In addition, in 70 A.D., the city of Jerusalem and the second temple were destroyed by the Romans, to put down a Jewish revolt against Roman rule. Jesus himself predicted this would happen in Luke 19:44;
And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
Ironically, (or more likely by the Hand of God) I wrote a tweet the day after Donald Trump's victory on November 9, 2016, (Nov 10, NZ time) wondering whether he would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It turned out to be my 70th Tweet! I already knew what I was going to write about before I sat down at my computer, and that's when I noted that I had already written 69 Tweets!
However, it is not just Israel that is celebrating its 70th anniversary since its founding in 1948. Both North and South Korea were established in 1948, and will celebrate their 70th anniversary in September and August respectively.
Given recent events on the Korean peninsula, it looks like Donald Trump's rise to power was more ordained than ever, at a very important time in human history.
May 24, 2018: One day before the 70 week mark since Donald Trump's inauguration, the planned summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un has been cancelled by Donald Trump.
Update: May 14, 2018: The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opening ceremony started at 4PM, exactly 70 years to the hour that Israel's first would-be Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, stood up to read out the Israeli declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.
Update: July 12, 2018: On 7/11 (July 11, 2018) in the 77th week since Donald Trump's inauguration, he was the 777th richest person in the world, according to Forbes. Note that if you take the date that this happened and multiply the numbers, you get 7 x 11 = 77, the week of Donald Trump's presidency that this happened in! He wasn't the 777th richest person on either the 12th or 13th of July, ending his 77th week.
Donald Trump's election probably spurred the greatest upheaval in American politics in centuries!
Regardless of what you think about him or his politics, he has caused a great deal of soul searching amongst voters, political commentators and pundits, and anyone with a passing interest in politics in general. For those of us like me who see the rise and fall of political leaders as the divine will of God, we see things from a different perspective.
While I never thought Hillary Clinton would become President - even before she announced she was going to run, I didn't foresee the rise of Donald Trump!
As a New Zealander, I probably have a different perspective on things being so far away from U.S. national politics and the mood of the nation, however, some things remain the same and transcend national borders and boundaries, colour, race or creed. We are all under God, and God is sovereign over mankind and the world.
For those who don't believe in God, that will be a hard statement to accept! Nevertheless, I refer to the testimony of the ancient Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar when he said;
"This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men." - Daniel 4:17
To be clear, I am not calling Donald Trump, "the basest of men", however, in this one statement, God is letting every one of us know that He rules in the kingdom of men, and sets up whomever he wants over it. It took the King seven years living like an animal in a bout of insanity to come to this realisation!
Of course to some, quoting ancient texts from the Bible will never be enough, and quite honestly will be discarded as no more than fairy tales and fantasy, meant for children and the weak and feeble minded among us.
Jesus did however say, "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." - Mark 10:15
Nonetheless, faith is a unique and individual journey for everyone, and every one of us comes to it in a unique and different way. If we come to it at all. Not every one will find their faith in God or come to the truth. And there are different reasons for that. We must all find our own way to God and the truth!
Coming back to the original topic of this article, I would now like to draw upon some interesting codes, numbers or signs as they relate to Donald Trump, Israel, and the number seven.
I have written a little bit about the number 7 on this site, and let people know how I believe God has used it to mark or demonstrate his presence or divinely guiding hand in certain events in my life, to show that it was Him behind it. Most recently it was in a series of trips to Israel in which he used the number seven to try and prove that it was Him behind it - although I knew it anyway, it is a way of providing tangible evidence or proof to back up my claims!
So it is with that idea in mind that I present the following 'evidence' to you:
- On Donald Trump's first full day in office on January 21, 2017, he was 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old.
- Exactly 7 months later on August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse occurred - the first since the nation was founded to be seen exclusively in the United States.
- He beat Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College voting system by 77 votes because of 7 "faithless" electors.
- He was born exactly 700 days prior to the re-founding of Israel on May 14, 1948. Next year will be the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding.
- On top of that, he was elected on Benjamin Netanyahu's (Prime Minister of Israel) 7th year, 7th month, and 7th day in office! Netanyahu was sworn in for the second time on March 31, 2009, and had his first full day in office on April 1, 2009. (April 1, 2009 - November 8, 2016)
- This all happened in the Hebrew year, 5777.
- On July 7, 2017 (7/7/17), Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin for the first time face-to-face when Vladimir Putin was exactly 777 months old - to the day - in the Hebrew year, 5777.
- On July 11, 2018, in the 77th week since Donald Trump's inauguration, he was the 777th richest person in the world, according to Forbes.
Now you might say, that is all just happenstance and 'coincidence', and you are just fitting the numbers to create a good story, and there is an argument for that. However, it could also be that God has divinely aligned all these events to leave us with a sign or code to be unravelled, to let us know that He is indeed sovereign over mankind and the world, and these numbers were put there to be discovered.
As Proverbs 25:2 says;
"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter."
What this could actually mean for America, Israel and the world remains unclear, it could be nothing, and it could be a sign that God is in control, or it could be a portend of future events with regards to America and/or Israel, or neither!
It is up to you what to believe in and whether to accept these numbers as signs, or just mere coincidence and number fitting.
Nevertheless, I think it provides an interesting enough question to ponder over.
Only time itself will reveal the true meaning behind these events!
Addendum: 20 April, 2018 / 5 Iyyar, 5778:
Having had time to reflect upon the numbers and signs written in the article above, I have come to the following conclusion. It is clear that Donald Trump was meant to be President of the United States - not Hillary Clinton. Today marks 70 years since the establishment of the Jewish State of Israel on the Hebrew Calendar. Next month on May 14, 2018, it will mark 70 years since the signing of the declaration of independence on the Gregorian calendar. Regardless of what happens during the Trump presidency, we can be sure of one thing. This is all part of God's plan.
I think these numbers are a way of God showing us that He is in control, and that no matter what happens, it is all a part of His plan.
That plan will ultimately end in the second coming of Jesus Christ at the end of the world. Amen.
Important Dates in Israel's Modern History:
August 29-31, 1897: The first Zionist congress was held in Basel, Switzerland, to call for the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine. Theodor Herzl, convenor of the first Zionist congress stated in his diaries; "At Basel, I founded the Jewish State. If I said this out loud today I would be answered by universal laughter. If not in 5 years, then certainly in 50. Everyone will know it". 50 years and 3 months later to the day of the opening of the first Zionist Congress, the UN voted to create the state of Israel.
November 2, 1917: Balfour Declaration. UK's foreign secretary Arthur Balfour writes a letter to Lord Rothschild, expressing the UK's support for a Jewish State in Palestine.
December 9, 1917: Jerusalem captured by General Allenby from the Turkish Ottoman empire during WWI.
November 29, 1947: The United Nations approves and adopts a resolution to partition Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, thereby creating the State of Israel.
May 14, 1948: Israel's would be first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion declares Israel's independence.
June 5-10, 1967: Six-Day War. Israel captures East Jerusalem including the Old City and the West Bank off Jordan.
December 6, 2017: President Trump recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, 70 years after the UN vote to create it.
How This Article Came About:
In late February 2017, my sister told me about how Donald Trump was 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old on his first full day in office. I found that quite intriguing, but didn't look any further. Six months later on August 20, 2017, while lying in bed, it suddenly struck me that the "Great American Eclipse" of August 21, would occur exactly 7 months on from this date!
I then discovered a whole lot more 'coincidences' relating to Donald Trump and the number 7 which other people had discovered. While out walking on August 29, a week after the eclipse, I was inspired to write this article. In early January 2018 when I was adding the "Important Dates in Israel's Modern History" section above, I noticed that the day that God had inspired me to write this article, was the same day as the opening of the first Zionist Congress in 1897! In fact, it was exactly 120 years to the day! I don't believe that that was a coincidence. That Congress led to the creation of the State of Israel 50 years later.
Is there any significance to the 120 year number? The bible makes several references to the number 120, most notably in Genesis 6:3 and Deuteronomy 34:7. Genesis 6:3 is interpreted by some to mean that God gave mankind an additional 120 years before the divinely appointed judgement of Noah's flood. The latter reference refers to the age of Moses when he died at 120 years old. Moses was one of the greatest prophets in Judaism, and is revered by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. There are a number of other references to the number 120 which can be found here.
It is also interesting to note that the destruction of Jerusalem and the second temple occurred on August 30, 70 A.D., coinciding with the second day of the first Zionist Congress in 1897, 1827 years later! Whether that was done on purpose or not I am unsure, but it would certainly be a symbolic and significant date on which to hold the event.
By Steve Moxham
August 29, 2017 / 7th of Elul, 5777
P.S. Incidentally, my younger brother Tim was killed on Donald Trump's 63rd Birthday on June 14, 2009. That means he was killed exactly 7 years, 7 months and 7 days before President Trump's first full day in office - see the tweet below. If you would like to read about what happened to him and the four messages of comfort we received after his death, click here.
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