Presents July 4, 1776
How many people know that July 4, 1776, was a benchmark not only in secular world history but in Biblical history? Did you know that it was the exact fulfillment of Bible prophecy?
It began with the covenant God made with His people at Mt. Sinai, and the conditions were these:
... then great national blessings would follow, vs. 4-13.Leviticus 26:3
If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
... then great national cursings would follow, vs. 15-22, including a punishment for "seven times".Leviticus 26:14
But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
God stated that He would punish His people for "seven times" (a time is 360 years, so seven times would be 2520 years) and would scatter them among the nations if they did not follow His laws and statutes, which they did follow for awhile but then turned away. Space in this article does not permit an in-depth study of the migrations of the tribes of Israel, a subject for another time, but surely it is a foundational study essential to understanding Biblical prophecy.Leviticus 26:23
And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
You see, it is very easy to document that England represents Ephraim, a company of nations, and the United States represents Manasseh, a great people (Gen. 48). God made a covenant with Abraham that his offspring would become as numerous as the stars of the sky and they would inherit great national wealth and blessings. Those Birthright Blessings were eventually split between Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.
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God then repeated that He would chastise His people seven times in vs. 28:
This is where it truly gets exciting! The 2520 years would commence with the captivity of each of the tribes of Israel. Challenge anyone on this! Look up the date of the captivity of the tribe of Manasseh by the king of Assyria! Again, E. Raymond Capt's booklet "The Abrahamic Covenant" or the "Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets", will give you a good start.Leviticus 26:28
Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
You will find that Tiglath-pileser III in 745 BC records the conquest of Israel and mentions the exact area where Manasseh had been settled. When you add 2520 years to this date, remembering that there is no year "0", you arrive at 1776 (and I will add "July 4th" for the reasons disclosed later in this study.) Coincidence? Not a chance! God's plan and His timetable are perfect.
I have often said that the Industrial Revolution could not, and did not, occur until the American Revolution had occurred. Why? The 2520 years had to expire and begin the time when true Israel would no longer be the "tail", but would become the "head" of the nations. Who is the head, the superpower of superpowers today?
Now let's look closely and, if we can "see", we will see God's divine "stamp" on the date July 4th, 1776.
One of the significances of this date are found in the remarkable "coincidences" surrounding the deaths of our 2nd and 3rd Presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The following quotations are from Funk & Wagnalls Special Edition entitled "The Presidents", published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202:
Just before he expired, John Adams remarked "Thomas Jefferson still survives". One Early American History textbook calls it, "an extraordinary statement"."John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the same day as Thomas Jefferson. The following comment on the significance of this coincidence appeared in the July 8, 1826, issue of the Post: "A gentleman arrived from the Eastward, last evening, informs, that the venerable JOHN ADAMS, died at his seat at Quincy, near Boston, on the fourth of July, about five o'clock, P.M. but a few hours after the sage of Monticello!-United in the grand political concerns of life, thus in death they are not divided! The last words of John Adams were said to have been, "Thomas Jefferson still survives..." not knowing that Jefferson had preceded him in death by a few hours."
Concerning Thomas Jefferson, "The Presidents" volume continues...
Thomas Jefferson apparently "knew" two or three days ahead of time that he was going to die on July 4, 1826. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years from the signing of the Declaration of Independence, within a few hours of each other! Coincidence? Not in this case."On July 4, 1826 he died on the same day as John Adams, and exactly 50 years (emphasize ours) after he had written the Declaration of Independence. The death notices of the two friends appeared side-by-side in the July 8, 1826, issue of the Post. Jefferson's read: The venerable patriarch and sage, the immortal author of the Declaration of Independence, THOMAS JEFFERSON, Esq. expired at his seat, at Monticello, on the fourth of July, at ten minutes before one o'clock, just fifty years since the promulgation, in the Halls of Congress, of the Liberties of this country. His death had been looked for two or three days before it took place, as he was confined to his bed during that time by severe indisposition. He was sensible of his approaching dissolution, and prescribed the mode of his interment. Well might he have exclaimed in the language of the psalmist, "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word, for my eyes have seen thy salvation."..."
The number 50 in Biblical numerics denotes a "Jubilee" and is comprised of 5 (the number of grace) times 10 (the number of law). Reference appendix 10 if you have a Companion Bible. The Jubilee year was the year in which all debts public and private are released and liberty is proclaimed throughout the land.
From this verse, Leviticus 25:10, which declares the 50th year of the Jubilee, the words "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" are taken and inscribed on our LIBERTY BELL. It is most fitting that a quote from the Book of Leviticus be inscribed on our most precious symbol of liberty. For it is in this great book, through the adherence to the laws and statutes contained therein, that TRUE LIBERTY is granted.Leviticus 25:10
And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
And so every 50 years the Liberty Bell was to be rung, i.e. the Scripture was to be fulfilled, the law from Lev. 25:10 inscribed on the Bell was to be obeyed, and "liberty was to be proclaimed throughout the land". But guess what? It wasn't proclaimed and 20 years after it should have been, it "cracked" for the second time, and the expansion of that crack rendered the Bell "Unringable". And believe it or not, it occurred on Washington's Birthday in 1846, just a few months short of the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence! For those who have "eyes to see", the number 70 in Biblical Numerics denotes the "Restoration of Israel".
Did you know that at one time in this great nation in order to be a judge you had to thoroughly know both the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Today the judges must make sure that they are NOT TAUGHT in our schools nor mentioned in their courtrooms. Of course the streets of our cities are not safe to walk at night, and our schools must be equipped with metal detectors and police, and so the liberties of the people have been given over to the ungodly and they "Proclaim Fear Throughout the Land".
Continuing now with the deaths of Adams and Jefferson, it also is no coincidence that John Adam's last dying words were "Thomas Jefferson still survives"... indeed a strange saying for a dying man. Why? Well, since it is not at all uncommon for those in the transition of dying to claim they see or recognize a loved one, there is little doubt that John Adams saw Thomas Jefferson in his room and together they departed for "home", mission accomplished. What was the comment published in the Post in the July 8th, 1826 edition that we read? "Thus in death they are not divided." And so they were not!
That these two great men were used by our Father to help lay the foundation of this "One nation under God" is without question or dispute. God truly blesses America, and John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were among those Presidents who certainly proved to be a blessing to this nation. Their "coincidental" death on the First Jubilee of our nation was no coincidence, for the hand of God was upon these two. For you see, the history of our great country is but a continuation of the History of the people of the Bible.
So on President's Day let us give thanks for the blessings and freedoms that we still have in this One Nation Under God and let us remember the great men who served as her President.
One more interesting note: James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States, also died on July 4th. Three of the first five Presidents of this great nation died on the 4th of July. Isn't that amazing?
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