Sadhu Selvaraj, Excerpt from Our Finest Hour, May 2017 Vol 2 Issue 3
On 10 December 2016, as I was waiting on God I saw in a vision the number 70. What is the spiritual significance of the 70 Sign?
The Lord Jesus then told me….
On April 20, 2014, as I was fasting and praying, as the angel Gabriel appeared to the prophet Daniel, the angel Michael visited me. He had a scroll in his hand. When he unfurled the scroll, I saw the number 1948 and 1967 written on it. The Archangel Michael explained that significant events took place in God’s land and among God’s people in those two years. When he said that I understood what happened. In 1948, Israel got her independence. And as soon as she became an independent state she faced a war—The War of Independence in 1948. In 1967, Israel fought another war called, The Six Days’ War. During the Six Days War she regained the many lands—Golan Heights and West Bank, all parts of original Samaria. Most importantly they regained East Jerusalem. For the first time in 2000 years, Jerusalem that was divided into East and West was finally reunited as one. The Israeli government then announced that Jerusalem will be the indivisible eternal capital of the state of Israel.
Below the two years—1948 and 1967, I saw the year 2017 written. Seeing the bemused look on my face, Michael, the great prince of Israel said, “Another major war is planned. A major change and shift in government and land is coming.” He did not specifically say it will happen in 2017, but said that it is coming.
On March 11, 2015, while I was waiting on God I had a heavenly experience. I saw myself in heaven standing before the Lord Jesus Christ. I also saw two saints standing together with the Lord Jesus. One I recognized them as the prophets Moses and Jeremiah. After speaking to me about some matters, the Lord Jesus turned to the prophet Jeremiah and said, “Teach him about the 70 years.”
The prophet Jeremiah then came near me and said, “The 70 years in the history of Israel is very significant. There is going to come a turning point in the history of Israel in the year 2017.” He further said, ‘2017 will be the 70th year since the formation of the state of Israel.”
I was quite dumbfounded when this was said. In finite mind I knew that Israel gained independence in 1948. Adding 70 years to it will bring it to the year 2018 rather than 2017. So, very respectfully I asked the saint Jeremiah about this. He answered kindly, “No, you are wrong. The count should be from the time when the covenant was first signed—for the formation of the state of Israel.” A little research made me realized that the State of Israel was first planned and signed by the members of the United Nations on November 29, 1947. So, adding 70 to 1947 equals 2017. Oops!
So what does all this mean to Israel? A 70 years cycle is ending. So what will befall Israel and the nations of the world when this covenant of 70 years ends? Like the earlier prophecy of Jeremiah (Jer 25:11), Israel will go through another period of captivity. Let us read what the prophet Jeremiah prophesied about it.
Ask now, and see, whether a man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labor, and all faces turned pale?
Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
“Jacob” in this Scripture signifies the nation of Israel. She will go through some kind of trouble where she will be in a predicament—in a state of loss, like no one to help her. She will be forsaken by all, even her trusted allies will forsake her. Those who are closest to her—her closest friends—politically, even they will forsake her. She will be all alone, forsaken by all. She will even think, that God has forsaken her.
On December 23, 2016, the United Nations passed a resolution to divide Israel into two states—the State of Israel and the Palestinian State. Interestingly, such a two-state division was originally planned on November 29, 1947 itself by the United Nations. Somehow for the last 70 years this was not really carried out in practise.
Now after 70 years, on December 23, 2016, the United Nations Security Council meeting passed a resolution that in 2017 Israel should be divided into two: Palestinian State and the State of Israel. According to the United Nations resolution, even the city of Jerusalem will be divided into East Jerusalem, the new capital of the Palestinian State and West Jerusalem, being the capital of the State of Israel.
Such a thing was prophesied thousands of years ago by the prophet Zechariah.
Then the Angel of the Lord answered and said, “O Lord of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which You were angry these seventy years?”
And the Lord answered the angel who talked to me, with good and comforting words.
So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal.
I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; For I was a little angry, and they helped — but with evil intent.”
‘Therefore thus says the Lord: “I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; My house shall be built in it,” says the Lord of hosts, “And a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.”’
Zexhariah 1:12-16Verse 16 says that the land will be divided and a line will be drawn in Jerusalem. How amazing and how sad! As the Lord Jesus Christ was whipped 39 times, when this partition is carried out, it will be like Israel is beaten with stripes. As the robe of the Lord Jesus was parted by the Roman soldiers so will the land be divided (Matt 27:35; Jn 19:24).
On December 25, 2016, as I was waiting before the Lord at 3 PM, the Word of theLord came unto me, “New skin eating disease will break out upon Western countries.” In a vision, I saw that disease. A kind-of flesh-eating disease comes upon the surface layer of the human skin. “It will break out upon Western countries as a punishment for touching the apple of God’s eye,” the Lord continued. I wondered why the Western nations would come against Israel.
Sometime in December 2016, a 70-nation conference was planned to be held in 2017 to debate on the Palestinian issue. On January 15, 2017, the United Nations organised a conference where representatives from 70 nations met to sign an anti-Israel agreement in Paris, France. This conference was masterminded by the United States. John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, attended the Paris conference. The former US President, Mr Hussein Obama, played a central role in unifying the 70 nations against Israel.
Aha, again the number 70!
70 nations gathered together to pass a resolution to create a Palestinian State. That resolution is to force Israel to be divided. The 70 countries have decided to stress that they won’t recognise any changes that Israel has made to her borders after the June 1967 war. They have also decided and passed a resolution that they are not going to recognize the city of Jerusalem.
The meeting in Paris comes after the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, declaring it illegal for Jews to live in Judea, Samaria, the Golan, and Hebron. The resolution also grants a religious monopoly on the Temple Mount and the Western Wall to Islam.
This again is another fulfillment of the prophecy in Book of Zechariah:
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.
And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
Zechariah 12:2-3Now please look at verse 3 where it says: “And in that day.” Which day? January 15, 2017, where 70 nations are gathered in Paris, France.
On January 5, 2017, at 1:30 PM, I was fasting and praying together with some of our staffs for 7 days. We were all united with one heart and one mind to worship the Lord when suddenly my spiritual eyes were opened and I saw two saints from heaven enter into the prayer hall. I recognized them as the saints Haggai and Zechariah. Interestingly, the Bible says that even the prophets Haggai and Zechariah were captives during the 70 years captivity of Israel in Babylon (Ezra 5:2).
They came near to me and said, “The anger of the Lord will manifest. When the Lord Jesus was crucified, there was an earthquake. Likewise earthquakes and the sword of the Lord will manifest in those 70 nations. Their children will be killed, their youths’ dead bodies will lie in the streets. Their women’s wombs will be closed.” Then with sadness they said, “Rachel is standing in the streets and weeping” (Jer 31:15; Matt 2:18).
A certain Jewish spiritual tradition says that when the little children—two years old and below toddlers were killed for the Lord Jesus, some saintly rabbis saw the spirit of Rachel standing in the streets and weep. One more time she will weep.
And the saints also said, “Flood will over flow in these nations, and plagues will spread. The sword of the Lord will be lifted in those nations. A shaking will come upon each of the 70 nations. Destructions and disasters will come upon them.” And then with sadness they said, “This is a dark season in the history of Israel.”
In this year of the 70, let your life turnaround for the greater glory of God in your life.