The prophecy of weeks - the 10 weeks prophecy from the Book of Enoch.
If you're unsure about the authenticity of Enoch, I, too, was uncertain when I first learned of it, but I found the following:
First of all, Enoch is mentioned in Genesis, Luke, and Hebrews; and the book of Enoch was quoted by both Jude and Peter.
It is not included in the Bible we have today, but there's a good reason for that. It was completely unknown prior to the KJV Bible and all of
the pre-KJV translations and collections of scripture, so there could be no way for it to have been included in the Bible we have today. They did not have a
copy of it to include in the compilation of the Bible, even though it is quoted and mentioned many times, so it was impossible to include it at that time.
However, when they created the Canon of Scriptures, one of the criteria they used for inclusion in the canon was; Is it mentioned and/or quoted elsewhere in scripture? Enoch meets this criteria.
Enoch, like Elijah, was taken to heaven by God without having to die in this life:
Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
- Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation
he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
The book of Enoch was first discovered in Africa (Ethiopia) in the mid 1700's and then also found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Enoch was the great grandfather of
Noah. He gave his writings to Methuselah (the son of Enoch and grandfather of Noah), and Noah to preserve them "so they can be delivered to the
generations of the world". Is it a book we should study and consider as the word of God just like the other major prophets? I can't answer that
question for you, but I have read it, have found that many places confirm and expand on what we have in the Bible,
and find the prophecies fascinating, such as the prophecy of the flood and how it gives us a greater understanding of the world prior to the flood. And,
the "10 weeks" prophecy perfectly confirms the timelines of the rest of the Bible, especially prophecy,
where each "week" is an "era" or period of time (looks like they are about 600-800 years each).
Since Enoch is
mentioned several times in the Bible, was a man of God, and the book of Enoch was quoted by Jude and Peter, I believe it was originally authentic and inspired by
the Spirit like the rest of the Bible.
If you have not seen my notes on the book of Enoch, take a look at the prophecy of weeks from Enoch. It's amazing!
Click here for my full notes on the Book of Enoch. There is a link to download Enoch as well.
This is so incredibly interesting! This is just another place where God gave us a timeline that shows us without a doubt that we are in the last days right now!
We don't have much time left! If you're not ready, it's time to get ready now, before it's too late!
This prophecy goes through the entire history of the world and all the way to the end of the Millennial reign of Christ.
Each week is 700 years for a total of 7000 years. We're at 6000 years right now, which is the point in time where God says He will return, take those that
love Him to be with Him, and destroy the wicked and begin a 1000 year reign where He will rule with a rod of iron.
The prophecy of weeks - the 10 weeks prophecy
There are some different theories about this prophecy. Some think it is 1000 years for each "week" and that the first week is the creation week, and
the last week is into eternity. That one does not fit all of the timelines and stated events well at all. It follows much more accurately that it is
about 700 years for each "week". Each week might not be exactly 700 years, but each week is an era or period of time in the history of the world
from creation through the millenial reign. As I always say, I'm not stating any of this as fact, just that my studies lead me to believe this to be true. I leave it
to you to decide for yourself.
My take on this is, just like Daniels 70 weeks are really weeks of years, IE: 7 years for each week, it makes much more sense that a "week" here in Enoch also
represents a multiple of 7, IE: 7 centuries for each week. 1000 years, or other speculated timeframes that are being taught out there don't make sense!
Beginning of creation to 700 AA (AA = After Adam), 4000-3300 BC
And Enoch began to recount from the books and said: I was born the seventh in the first week, While judgement and righteousness still endured.
Enoch's early years. He was the seventh from Adam (Genesis 5:1-18). He was born in the year 622 AA.
This was a peaceful era, before the angels that sinned came to the earth. All creatures were herbivorous before sin corrupted the earth
(Gen 1:30, and Gen 9:3 is when that changed after the flood). The art of war was not known until the angels taught it to men.
700-1400 AA, 3300-2600 BC
And after me there shall arise in the second week great wickedness, And deceit shall have sprung up; And in it there shall be the first end. And in it a man shall be saved;
And after it is ended unrighteousness shall grow up, And a law shall be made for the sinners.
Great wickedness after the angels that sinned and came to the earth and took human women for wives. They taught men and women many evil things, and mankind loved it and became
wicked in their own hearts. When God decided to destroy the earth it was because "Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every
imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
The first end is most likely referring to the "first man" Adam, who died during this week (Adam was 930 years old when he died (Gen 5:5)). He's called the "first man"
in 1 Cor 15:45-47.
After this week unrighteousness shall grow fully mature. God makes a law of destruction for the sinners and decides to flood the earth and destroy them.
Some say it was the translation of Enoch that was the "man saved", but Enoch refers to himself in the 1st tense as "I" in the first week prophecy so he would continue in this one. Rather,
it makes more sense that Noah was found righteous before God and God decided to "save" him when he declares the law of destruction for the sinners (Gen 6:7-8).
1400-2100 AA, 2600-1900 BC
And after that in the third week at its close a man shall be elected as the plant of righteous judgement, And his posterity shall become the plant of righteousness for evermore.
The flood happens in the first part, as well as the tower of Babel and the dispersion of men around the world (Gen 7-11).
Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness. God elects him as the father of the nation of Israel (Gen 15:6-18, Gen 17:2-21).
It was the year 2046 AA when God made the promises to Abraham and Isaac was born.
See my notes here for the geneologies and ages of the men noted in the Bible
2100-2800 AA, 1900-1200 BC
And after that in the fourth week, at its close, visions of the holy and righteous shall be seen, and a law for all generations and an enclosure shall be made for them.
Moses and the Exodus at the end, and the giving of the Law of Moses (the Mosaic Law) (Exodus through Deuteronomy).
The Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant (the enclosure) are specified by God and created per His instructions (Exodus through Deuteronomy).
2800-3500 AA, 1200-500 BC
And after that in the fifth week, at its close, the house of glory and dominion shall be built for ever.
The time of David, Solomon, and the Kings of Israel. (2 Samuel, Kings and Chronicles)
Some say this is the First Temple being built in this time period.
I personally think it's the House of David, since the House of David will stand forever (2 Sam 7:13-17), but the Temple was destroyed. It may be that this has a twofold meaning
in that it's speaking of the first temple, but also represents the House of David since week 6 seems to indicate the second temple being burnt with fire (which it was in 70 AD).
And, again, it's the House of David that will stand forever (Zech 12:7-10).
500-4200 AA, 500 BC to 200 AD
And after that in the sixth week all who live in it shall be blinded, and the hearts of all of them shall godlessly forsake wisdom.
And in it a man shall ascend; And at its close the house of dominion shall be burnt with fire, And the whole race of the chosen root shall be dispersed.
The blindness of the Pharisees and the proud, hard hearts of the Jews that Jesus spoke of during His ministry on the earth (the 4 Gospels).
Jesus was the first resurrection and ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9-11, Acts 26:23, 1 Cor 15:20, Col 1:15-18, Rev 1:5).
The Second Temple was destroyed during this week (in 70 AD the temple was destroyed as prophesied by Jesus), and the Jews were dispersed among the nations of the world.
4200-4900 AA, 200-900 AD
And after that in the seventh week shall an apostate generation arise, and many shall be its deeds, and all its deeds shall be apostate.
And at its close shall be elected the elect righteous of the eternal plant of righteousness, to receive sevenfold instruction concerning all His creation.
Catholicism (325 AD) and Islam (7th Century AD) arose during this week. Most certainly an apostate generation.
See my notes here for information about Islam
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See my notes here for information about the inception of the Catholic Church
Pagan rituals and beliefs mixed with Christianity by the Catholic church, and Islam was a false religion that sprouted.
It was probably very hard to find anyone who truly loved God and was a true Christian during this time.
It's hard to find any historical record around the year 900 AD that might be the "elect righteous of the eternal plant of righteousness". Since all of the other significant
events noted in the prophecies are about Israel and God's chosen people, it's safe to say that it's likely something we don't have record of among the Jewish peoples,
or a heavenly event.
4900-5600 AA, 900-1600 AD
And after that there shall be another, the eighth week, that of righteousness, And a sword shall be given to it that a righteous judgement may be executed on the oppressors,
And sinners shall be delivered into the hands of the righteous. And at its close they shall acquire houses through their righteousness,
And a house shall be built for the Great King in glory for evermore, And all mankind shall look to the path of uprightness.
Again, like week 7, this one has some things that are hard to match with historical events, but when we understand weeks 1-6, and see weeks 9 and 10, all of which fit perfectly,
this definitely must fit into 900-1600 AD.
The righteousness of those who loved God and came out of the Catholic church at the Reformation seems to fit this prophecy. Men started looking to the path of uprightness
and questioned the two major false religions of that day, Catholicism and Islam.
The sword could be two-fold: The Crusades were originally started to stamp out Islam's rise, and the Bible becoming available to men (the "sword" is the Word of God,
the Bible Heb 4:12 and Eph 6:17).
At its close, the House of God was increased and the saints of God multiply (God no longer dwells in houses made of hands, but dwells within His elect). With the Bible
becoming available through the decree of King James and the printing press invented, the Bible became widely available and men began to read for themselves, turning to the Truth (Jesus).
The Body of Christ, the saints, are the house built for the Great King, Jesus Christ!
5600-6300 AA, 1600-2300 AD
And after that, in the ninth week, the righteous judgement shall be revealed to the whole world, And all the works of the godless shall vanish from all the earth,
And the world shall be written down for destruction.
The Return and Revelation of Jesus Christ! (righteous judgement shall be revealed to the whole world) The Revelation of Jesus Christ is when Jesus' identity is revealed
to the world at His second coming (Rev 10:7). He came first as the Lamb, but returns as the Lion to rule with a rod of iron. The whole world will see Him and know who He is at that time.
See my notes here for information about the Mystery of God
The Lord will destroy the wicked, put down the governments of man and take over to rule with a rod of iron.
The Vials / Bowls which are the Wrath of God will cause massive destruction to the world during this week. There will be a great earthquake such as has never been before.
But this is not the "world" being destroyed.
The earth will be destroyed and a new earth created after the final 10th week. But, since the "world" is spoken of by Jesus as the unrighteous people of the earth, the destruction of
wicked people is what appears to be what is "written down for destruction". At the final week, all of those who don't love God will be destroyed.
See my notes here on the book of Revelation, which walks through all of these timelines and events.
6300-7000 AA, 2300-3000 AD
And after this, in the tenth week in the seventh part, There shall be the great eternal judgement, In which He will execute vengeance amongst the angels.
And the first heaven shall depart and pass away, And a new heaven shall appear, And all the powers of the heavens shall give sevenfold light.
In the seventh (last) part of this week will be the great eternal judgement, where all of the dead will be raised to be judged.
See my notes here on the book of Revelation chapter 20.
The angels that sinned will be punished (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 1:6).
God will create new heavens and a new earth for all eternity!
See my notes here on the book of Revelation chapter 21.
Sevenfold light? Will the universe be seven times as big?
After that: Many weeks without number for ever! No more sin! Eternity with God!
As you can see, this prophecy matches the timelines of the Bible and prophetic timelines perfectly! From Adam and Enoch, to the flood, Abraham, Moses and the Law, the Kings, Jesus' first
and second comings, and the prophecies of the Last Day including Judgement Day and the New Heavens and earth. It confirms many things we learn from studying the Bible and adds to our knowledge!
And we're right in the middle of the 9th Week! Woot! The last days are upon us and the Lord is coming soon!
Come, Lord Jesus!