Is the Return of Christ Imminent? Pt.2 What Year Is It?


What Year Is It?

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  1. Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years, and died at age 147 years. He must have been 130 years of age when he entered Egypt to live out his days. (My wording). Genesis 47:28.

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  2. The Prophecy:
    Genesis 15:12-13. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and lo, a dread and great darkness fell upon him. Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know of a surety that your descendants shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and will be slaves there, and they will be oppressed for four hundred years; . . . . ”

    Key words: – Dread, the LORD said, know of a surety.

    The prophecy culminated:
    Exodus 12:40-41. The time that the people of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, on that very day, all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

    There is a thirty year difference here that requires explanation. For the first thirty years, the Israelites were favoured by the Egyptians because Joseph was highly prized by the Pharaoh of his time when the fledgling Israelite family of Jacob with his twelve sons (their wives not included in the number) their children and Jacob himself with Dinah his daughter (Gen 46:15), Joseph and his two sons born in Egypt, numbered only seventy people. Genesis 46:27. That was the house of Jacob only, then.
    That number grew into a burgeoning and talented people, and the then new Pharaoh did not know of Joseph and his past value to Egypt. So the Israelites were brought into slavery. Exodus 1:8-14.
    Because God is true, this period of favour from the entry of the house of Jacob into Egypt bringing the total excluding wives of the sons was of necessity 30 years, and the period of slavery 400 years, totalling 430 years to the day the house of Jacob entered Egypt. A family entered Egypt – a nation came out at the Exodus.

    430 years in Egypt, taken to be 210 years, is a 220 year disparity.

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    1. Gen 15:13  And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 

      Exo 12:40  Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.

      They were sojourning in the land of Canaan even while Joseph was in Egypt. It is the sojourning of the children of Israel that was 430 years in a land that is not theirs, Canaan and Egypt together. They were not given the land until God had Joshua give it in portions to the tribes of Israel.

      Gal 3:17  And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot dis-annul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

      The 430 years went from the covenant or promise that was made by God with Abraham to the law given by God to Moses.
      Gal 3:17  And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot dis-annul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

      The promise was made when Abraham was 75 years old. Thirty years later Abraham would be 105 and Isaac would be 5 yrs old.
      Gen 21:8  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 
      Gen 21:9  And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 
      It is this mocking that starts the 400 years of oppression.

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