From: Tony Galli
Subject:  The 7000 year plan of God and Rosh HaShanah

                    THE 7000 YEAR PLAN OF GOD

6 Days of Creation - 6000 Years;  7th Day Sabbath (Rest) - 1000 Years
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and
as a watch in the night.
Ps 90:4

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the
Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.    2 Pet 3:8

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in
them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath
day, and hallowed it.   Exod 20:11

In Bereshith (Genesis) and Shemot (Exodus), we are told how God made all
things in six days, and on the Seventh Day (Shabbat-Sabbath) He ceased from
His labour. Why did He do this? God set up the seven-day Divine Plan within
which the Messianic Redemption would be fulfilled according to the promise
made to the Patriarch Abraham:

In Abraham's "SEED" shall ALL the nations of the earth be Blessed
(Gn22:18; Gn26:4).

God foreknew precisely what He was going to accomplish before His Divine
Plan of Redemption was commenced.

I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me,
THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I WILL DO ALL MY
PLEASURE: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes My
counsel from a far country: yea, I HAVE SPOKEN IT, I WILL ALSO BRING IT TO

Unto me, the most inferior of all saints, was this Grace given, that I
should preach among the nations the unsearchable riches of the Messiah, and
to enlighten all  to the administration of THE MYSTERY WHICH HAS BEEN
through Jesus Christ; according to THE DIVINE PLAN OF THE AGES which he
purposed in Jesus, the Messiah, our Lord.   Eph 3:8-9,11

God's Creation was to echo Redemption by defining a "day" as 1000 years (Ps
90:4; 2 Pet 3:8 quoted above). From beginning to end, it was determined by
God that mankind was to have only 6 "days" (6000 years) to live out his
time on earth. On the Seventh Day, the "Day" of the Lord (Millennium), God
Himself would intervene into human affairs and usher-in the Kingdom of God
on the earth.

Our Father in the Heavens, Hallowed be Your Name. Let Your Kingdom come.
Let Your Will be done as in theHeavens, so also on the earth.      
Matt 6:9-13


What is the Good News or Gospel? The good news is that after the 6 "days"
are completed, God will begin "restoring" the earth to paradise and those
Chosen of mankind to immortality. God's Plan is to re-create the Heavens
and the earth and those of us who are redeemed in HaMashiach will inherit
the new creation:

For, behold, I create the new Heavens and a new earth: and the former shall
not be remembered, nor come into mind.      Isa 65:17

Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for the new Heavens and a
new earth, wherein dwells Righteousness.    2 Pet 3:13

The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah) also has the distinction of being
called "New Year's Day". We KNOW that Resurrection Day occurs on year 6000
precisely - it will be Rosh HaShanah 6000 ! Notice the symbolism of the
Feast of Trumpets:

Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: for
THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.    1 Cor 15:51-52

And He shall send his angels with A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, and they
shall gather together His Elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven
to the other.     Matt 24:31

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in Heaven: and the
first voice which I heard was as it were of A TRUMPET talking with me;
which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will show you things which must be
hereafter.    Rev 4:1

For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice
of the archangel, and with the TRUMP OF GOD: and the dead in Christ shall
rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.     1Thes 4:16-17

GOD'S APPOINTED TIMES:   Y'Shua "Sent" on the 4th Day - Rosh HaShanah 4000.

The Jewish sages of the past  understood that HaMashiach Ben-Yosef (the
suffering servant Messiah Ben-Joseph) would "appear" on the "fourth day" of
the symbolic Creation week. The arrival of HaMashiach was expected in the
period known as the "fourth day" after creation. How did rabbinical
interpreters and sages of Torah arrive at this timeline for the coming of
HaMashiach? For one, they interpreted the prophet Malachi's words about the
Messianic Age:

For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the wicked
people and all the evildoers will be like straw; and that coming day will
burn them up, says HaShem, Master of Legions, so that it will not leave
them a root or branch. But THE SUN of Righteousness will rise for those who
Fear My Name, with healing in its rays.  (Malachi 4:1-2 or Mal 3:19-20
Hebrew Tanach)

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you
take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, UNTIL THE DAY DAWN,
AND THE DAY STAR ARISE in your hearts.  2 Pet 1:19

I Jesus have sent My angel to testify unto you these things in the
churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and THE BRIGHT AND
MORNING STAR.      Rev 22:16 (Rev 2:28)

The "Sun" is the "Bright and Morning Star". The rabbis deduced from
Malachi's words that he was referring to HaMashiach and hence to Bereshith
(Genesis) 1:14-19 where we find that the "Sun" was fashioned on the fourth
day of Creation:

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide
the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for
days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven
to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights;
the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:
he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to
give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and
to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And
the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Gen 1:14-19

The Messiah has always existed - He was "sent" to us on the forth day
through the virgin Miriyam (Mary):

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a Sign: Behold, the virgin will
conceive and bear a Son, and she will call His name Immanuel.  
Isa 7:14

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favour with
God. And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a Son,
and shall call His Name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the
Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His
father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of
His kingdom there shall be no end.  Luke 1:30-33

Then replied Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a
man?    Luke 1:34

The link between the coming of HaMashiach on the fourth day and the
creation of the sun on the fourth day was taught by the rabbis of ancient
Israel as a "remez" of Messianic Redemption. A remez was one of four
methods of scriptural interpretation that was believed to foreshadow a
Divine Truth to be revealed in its time. Thus when Malachi wrote concerning
the "Sun of Righteouseness", the remez in the text was HaMashiach who was
to come. In the ancient Midrash Rabbah Exodus (the great rabbinic teaching
on Exodus) is an explanation concerning the lending of money to a fellow
Jew. The problem being addressed deals with the passage in Shemot (Exodus)
22:25 which says:

If you lend money to My People, to the poor among you, do not act toward
them as a creditor; exact no interest from them.

The rabbis interpreted this Scripture in the form of a drash or story: With
Moses, too, did I make this condition concerning them; as it says, 'If you
lend money to any of My people, even to the poor with you, you shall not be
to him a creditor'; but if you transgress these commands, I will hand over
two pledges, as it says, "If you at all take your neighbor's garment to
pledge - habol tahbol".' Moses asked, 'Shall they remain in pledge for
ever?' God replied, 'No, only until the Sun appears', that is, till the
coming of the Messiah; for it says, "But unto you who Fear My Name shall
the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in its wings". (Midrash Exodus

The concept that HaMashiach would come in the fourth day was so understood
in ancient Israel that when the fourth day arrived, Messianic expectation
flourished! For example, it was during this time that Yeshayahu (Isaiah)
talked about "Immanuel" and the "Prince of Peace" (Yeshayahu-Isaiah 7-9).
It was during this time that the prophets Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) and Hoshea
(Hosea) and Dani'el brought forth the Messianic oracles of God.

God chose Dani'el in Babylon to reveal the details of HaMashiach's

Daniel, I have now come forth to give you understanding. At the beginning
of your supplications a word went forth, and I have come to relate it to
you; for you are greatly beloved. Contemplate this matter and gain
understanding in the vision. Seventy weeks have been determined upon your
people and upon your Holy City, to terminate transgression, to end sin, to
wipe away iniquity, to bring in Everlasting Righteousness, to confirm the
visions and prophets, and to Anoint the most Holy of Holies. Know and
comprehend: From the emergence of the word to return and to build Jerusalem
until the Messiah the Prince will be seven weeks, and for sixty two weeks
it will be rebuilt, street and moat, but in troubled times. Then, after the
sixty-two weeks, the MESSIAH WILL BE CUT OFF  and will exist no longer; the
people of the prince that shall come will destroy the City and the
Sanctuary; but his end will be (to be swept away as) in a flood. Then,
until the end of the war, desolation is decreed. He will forge a strong
covenant with the great ones (the many) for one week; but in the midst of
the week he will abolish sacrifice and meal-offering, and the mute
abominations will be upon soaring heights, until the extermination as
decreed will pour down upon the mute (abomination).   Dani'el 9:22-27
Tanach Translation.

The Book of Dani'el records some of the most intense words of Messianic
prophecy in the Bible. The first Temple (built by David/Solomon Ben David)
and Jerusalem was destroyed by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Dani'el was
taken captive into Babylon where he recorded the Book which bears his name.
God told Dani'el it would be 483 years (69 "weeks": 62+7 - Dani'el 9:25
above), from the issuing forth of the decree (by King Cyrus the Persian) to
restore and rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple, that HaMashiach would come.

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, upon the fulfillment of the
prophecy of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD aroused the spirit of
Cyrus king of Persia, and he issued a proclamation throughout all his
kingdom - and put it also in writing - saying: "Thus says Cyrus king of
Persia: HaShem, God of Heaven, has given to me all the kingdoms of the
earth, and He has commanded me to build Him a Temple in Jerusalem, which is
in Judah (Judaea). Whoever there is among you of all His (Chosen) people -
may The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up!"      2 Chr 36:22-23

Thus, God has also foretold us through the prophet Dani'el that HaMashiach
would come in the year 4000!

Jewish oral tradition affirms that Adam was created on Rosh HaShanah. Our
chronology starts with Adam. We can trace the chronology from Adam to
HaMashiach by adding all the years of the biblical patriarchs, judges,
kings, and finally the kingdom of Judah's 70-year exile to Babylon, where
Dani'el recorded his writings. Then, from the word to return (Jeremiah
29:10) and to rebuild Jerusalem, we are given a prophetic time period of 49
years (7 "weeks") + 434 years (62 "weeks"), to the coming of an "Anointed
One". When we add all of these years up, we arrive at the year 4000!

There was no mistake as to when the Messiah would appear. He came right on
schedule, and He will return right on schedule!

Since Y'shua (Jesus) was "sent" on Rosh HaShanah 4000, then 2000 years must
pass until He returns on Rosh HaShanah 6000. Notice Hosea's prophecy:

AFTER TWO DAYS will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and
we shall live in his sight.
Hosea 6:2

Explaining Mattityahu 24:36

>From the Hebraic perspective, Mattityahu 24:36 can now be understood. Like
all the other people of His day, Y'shua too COULD NOT KNOW the day or hour
to begin the Feast of Trumpets. From His viewpoint, He of course knew and
understood future events as seen in His words of Mattityahu 24:25 and no
doubt, knew not only on what day the new moon would be announced, but
probably at what precise minute it would be announced. But that did not
matter because only a member of the Sanhedrin or the Nassi had the
authority to interview the two witnesses and to proclaim the start of the
Feast of Trumpets. From this first century Jewish context, the surrounding
verses of Mattityahu 24:36 make perfect sense. The prophetic allusion is
that "Only the Father"  has the authority to proclaim Rosh HaShanah 6000 !

Y'shua clearly makes a Messianic-Age statement by using a figure of speech
understood by Y'rushalamites preparing to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets.
With so many factors determining Rosh HaShanah, it was indeed, from
everyone's vantage point including Y'shua and His talmidim (disciples), a
"day and hour no man knows, not even the Son".


The Rosh HaShanah new moon is confirmed and dependent upon the testimony of
the two witnesses. Prophetically, we are informed of two important
witnesses during the Great Tribulation:

And I will give power unto My Two Witnesses, and they will prophesy 1260
days, clothed in sackcloth.
Rev 11:3

According to the Talmud, the two witnesses appointed to confirm the Rosh
HaShanah new moon on Resurrection Day is anticipated to be Eliyahu (Elijah)
and Moshe (Moses). See Talmud Tractate Sotah 49b on Mishnah Order Nashim,
Tractate Sotah, Mishnah 9.15; Also Midrash Rabbah Deuteronomy, Volume
7.3.17, p. 88. Jewish expectation is that Eliyahu and Moshe must be present
to announce the resurrection and coming of HaMashiach Ben-David (The
Messiah, Son of David).

The B'rit Chadashah (New Testament) indicates that the two witnesses are
resurrected after the 1260 day Great Tribulation period just prior to the
Lord's return:

And when the two witnesses shall have finished their testimony, the beast
that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and
shall overcome them, and kill them.    Rev 11:7

And after three days and an half the Spirit of Life from God entered into
the two witnesses, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon
them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto
them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their
enemies beheld them.    Rev 11:11-12

The identity of the two witnesses may be attested by "the Transfiguration"

And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and
brought them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before
them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the
light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with
Him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to
be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for You, and
one for Moses, and one for Elijah. While he yet spoke, behold, a bright
cloud overshadowed them: and behold a Voice out of the cloud, which said,
This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; HearHim. And when the
disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And
Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when
they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only. And as
they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the
vision to no man, until the Son of man is risen again from the dead. And
His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must
first come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first
come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elijah has come
already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they
desired. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the
disciples understood that He spoke unto them of John the Baptist.
Matt 17:1-13

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John, and led
them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and He was transfigured
before them. And His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as
no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elijah with
Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to
Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three
tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. For he
wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. And there was a cloud that
overshadowed them: and a Voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My
beloved Son: Hear Him. And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they
saw no man any more, except Jesus only with themselves. And as they came
down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no man what
things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. And
they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what
the rising from the dead should mean. And they asked Him, saying, Why say
the scribes that Elijah must first come? And he answered and told them,
Elijah verily comes first, and restores all things; and how it is written
of the Son of man, that He must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
But I say unto you, That Elijah has indeed come, and they have done unto
him whatsoever they desired, as it is written of him.
Mark 9:2-13

Y'shua is the Nassi (President) of the heavenly Sanhedrin, and has the
Father's authority to proclaim the Feast of Trumpets on Resurrection Day.
Why did Y'shua use figures of speech concerning the End-Times? Why not say
it plainly? Please consider the following suggestions:

To intentionally hide or mask the meaning of His words:

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why do you speak unto them in
parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to
know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Matt 13:10-11

To help those listening to remember His teachings using word-pictures:

A figure of speech is a good way of making a point stick. In His day,
memorization was the rule, not the exception. Those involved in the field
of memorization today tell us that word pictures help us to remember. That
is precisely what Y'shua did in Mattityahu 24. Using lightning, vultures,
fig trees, servants, hypocrites and images of the new moon being announced
by the Sanhedrin, Y'shua painted pictures with Jewish concepts grounded in
the Torah.

Keep Watch!

Become vigilant, and strengthen the things remaining which are about to
die: for I have not found your works perfect before My God. Remember
therefore how you have received and heard, and observe, and repent. If
therefore you shall not Watch, I may come upon you as a Thief, and you may
not Know what hour I will come upon you.      Rev 3:2-3

....for yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord will come as a
thief in the night...but you brethren (in Christ) are NOT IN DARKNESS that
the day should overtake YOU as a thief... 1 Thess 5:1-28.

Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord will come.      Matt

Having a spiritually lazy attitude approaching these Last Days may lead to
unpreparedness which can finally result in eternal punishment with the
wicked on the day of Judgement.


In the Talmud (Talmud Tractate Sanhedrin 97a), there is an interesting
comment made by Rabbi Zera who was in support of calculating the coming of

Even as R. Zera, who, whenever he chanced upon scholars engaged thereon
(I.e., in calculating the time of the Messiah's coming), would say to them:
I beg of you, do not postpone it, for it has been taught: Three come
unawares: Messiah, a found article and a scorpion.

In other words, you should look, study and maintain a constant vigil,
because if you are not prepared, His coming will catch you unaware even as
one finds a long-lost article or is surprised by a scorpion! These things
should not be! Pay attention. Look for that long-lost article! Watch for
scorpions when you are out hiking!

Sir Isaac Newton spent over half his life calculating the time of the end
from the Books of Daniel and Revelation and has left us with this
interesting quote:

About the Times of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn
their attention to the prophecies and insist upon their literal
interpretation in the midst of much clamor and opposition.


Epistle of Barnabas 15:3-5   He speaks of the Sabbath at the beginning of
the Creation, "And God made in six days the works of His hands and on the
seventh day He made an end, and He rested on the seventh day, and He
sanctified it. Consider, my children what this signifies: That He made an
end in six days. The meaning of it is this: that in six thousand years the
Creator will bring all things to an end, for with Him one day is a thousand
years. He Himself testifies, saying, Behold the day of the Lord shall be as
a thousand years. Therefore children, in six days, that is in six thousand
years, all things shall be accomplished. And He rested on the seventh day:
He means this, that when His Son shall come He will destroy the season of
the wicked one, and will judge the godless, and will change the sun and the
moon and the stars, and then He will truly rest on the seventh day.

Secrets of Enoch 33:1   And I appointed the eighth day also, that the eighth
day should be the first created after My work, and that the first seven
revolve in the form of the seven thousand, and that at the beginning of the
eighth thousand there should be a time of not counting, endless, with
neither years nor months nor weeks nor days nor hours.

Elias (Eliyahu) 200 B.C.     The world endures six thousand years; two
thousand before the Torah, two thousand under the Torah, and two thousand
under the Messiah.

Irenaeus 150 A.D. (was trained by Polycarp who was trained by John who
wrote the Book of Revelation. Quote is from "Against Heresies" Book 5, 28,
3:  For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years
shall it be concluded...This is an account of the things formerly created, as
also it is a prophecy of what is to come. For the day of the Lord is as a
thousand years; and in six days created things were completed; it is
evident therefore, that they will come to an end at the six thousandth

Cyprian 250 A.D. (archchampion of orthodox Christianity against heresies)
"The Treatises Of Cyprian" Chapter 11:      The first seven days in the Divine
arrangement contain seven thousand years.

Lactantius 300 A.D. (Tutor to the son of the Roman Emperor Constantine, was
a highly respected scholar. He wrote sometime before his death in 330 A.D.
the following in "The Divine Institutes" Book 7, Chapter 25:    I have
already shown above that when 6000 years shall be completed this change
must take place. Chapter 26:      But he (Satan) also, when the thousand years
of the Kingdom, that is, 7000 of the world, shall begin to be ended, will
be loosed afresh, and being sent forth from prison, will go forth and
assemble all the nations, which shall then be under the dominion of the
Righteous, that they may make war against the Holy City.

Methodius 300 A.D. (Banquet Of The Ten Virgins, Discourse 9, Chapter 1):
For in six days God made the heaven and earth, and finished the whole world
. . and blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, so by a figure in the
seventh month (Tishri ) when the fruits of the earth have been gathered in,
we are commanded to keep the Feast to the Lord, which signifies that, when
this world shall be terminated at the seven thousand years, when God shall
have completed the world, He shall rejoice in us. . . . Then, when the
appointed times shall have been accomplished, and God shall have ceased to
form this creation, in the seventh month, the Great Resurrection Day, it is
commanded that the Feast of our Tabernacles shall be celebrated to the

Latimer 1552 A.D.  The world was ordained to endure, as all learned men
affirm, 6000 years. Now of that number there be passed 5,552 years, so that
there is no more left but 448 years.

Rabbi Ketina: The world endures six thousand years and one thousand it
shall be laid waste, whereof it is said 'The Lord alone shall be exalted in
that day'. As out of seven years every seventh is a year of remission, that
God alone may be exalted in that day.


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