Before we address Enoch’s prophecy of the seven epochs of 490 years that span from creation to Christ, first some words about why the book of Enoch is important for today.
The timing of the renewed interest of the book of Enoch with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 is significant. It anticipates the repeat of the sin of the Watchers.
The "Watchers" is a general designation for a certain class of high ranking angels. They "watch" over men and the cosmos to make sure that order is maintained, and then report to God and one another. However, some 20 of these rebelled, along with another 180 under their authority, "200 hundred in all" (Enoch 6:6). The final total who rebel is one million, as deduced from the hierarchy of Enoch 69:3 with 6:8, i.e., 20*10*50*100.
What was the sin of the Watchers?
“In the days of Jarod” (Enoch’s father), these angels mixed their DNA with men, animals, and plants. This resulted in giant men and monstrous creatures. This was the main cause of Noah’s Flood. Therefore, a new creation was needed, a restart, because, except for Noah, all men had corrupted their way upon the earth.
“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matt. 24:37
This sort of mixture of men and animals is happening again today and is being weaponized. God’s warning from the book Enoch applies to today because the sin is the same today, and so are the consequences. Indeed, the very first verse of Enoch claims to be a message for our day, i.e., “for those living in the day of tribulation,” (Enoch 1:1.)
Order and Chaos
However, there is another reason why the book of Enoch is important for these last days. And that reason is found in the verse immediately following the place where Jude quotes from in the New Testament.
“Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” (Jude 1:14-15)
And continuing to read from the Book of Enoch, from the very next verse, (which is addressed to the fallen angels)…
“Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orbit, and the luminaries which are in the heaven, how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and transgress not against their appointed order. … but ye–ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord…” (Enoch 2:1, 4a)
In other words, the book of Enoch is saying that the orderliness of God’s creation testifies that their disorder (“transgression”) is a sin and that they are therefore without excuse.
(Compare this with Romans 1:18-32, “Therefore they are without excuse, because since the creation of the world…etc.” Likely the Apostle Paul had Enoch 1-7 in mind here, as is also evident by his stress on sexual transgression of gender, just as in Jude.)
An orderly creation testifies to the following:
- That these Watchers have transgressed, (i.e., they have caused chaos in God’s orderly universe)
- That the 364-calendar is God’s clear testimony to men and angels of divine order. Moreover, it points to the day of their doom and is marked on the calendar
- An orderly creation testifies that God’s children will eventually rule over their enemies, as surely as day follows night
And in keeping with the theme of an orderly cosmos, the Book of Enoch prophesies that the Enochic calendar (“workings of the cosmos”) would be fully revealed at the end of the seventh cycle of “seventy weeks”. This is calculated to be fulfilled in two stages: at the First and Second Coming of the “Son of Man,” (Enoch 93:9-14; cf., Daniel 9).
“And after that in the seventh week (i.e., a “week” of generations of 70 years, see verse 3)… at its close shall the elect… receive sevenfold instruction concerning all His creation.” (Enoch 93:10-14).
The prophesied “Sevenfold light” was given to men at Jesus First Coming, that is, by the light of New Testament revelation.
However, I believe that this prophecy of Enoch is again being fulfilled before His Second Coming, but along a more narrow line. The Lord has held in reserve the understanding of the workings of “the cosmic order”. And it is now being revealed to both the secular and spiritual.
In scholarly circles, the revelation of God in the natural world is called “general revelation”. But the distinction that I am making here is that there is a spiritual side to this “general revelation”.
The heavens are a cosmic clock that keeps track of the passage of time using extremely complex cycles and rhythms. Natural science knows this.
However, these complex rhythms, like the many hands of a complex watch, have been, and still are, tracking every event recorded in the Bible and in world history. It can be shown that all events recorded in the Bible occur predictably along this web of rhythm.
Biblical events tend to clump together along the scaffold of these rhythms like the skeleton of the Body upon which all else hangs. Or to use a secular analogy, these rhythms in time are like the invisible filaments effected by “dark matter” that gravitationally pull on the visible universe so that wherever this invisible dark matter is densest, the likelihood of the visible universe clumped around it is proportionally more likely.
These cycles and rhythms of God’s clock as like the gravitational pull of all things towards His master plan for both men and angels, and yet free will is retained.
It’s not that all is predictable and set in stone, but rather that the probability that certain events will happen is increased proportionately to how high the crest and crescendo of the chimes on God’s cosmic clock are.
“What do you see?" ..."It’s a different world” I wrote the next section that I named, "No more color blindness" two days after the following video was posted on Facebook. It's about a Deputy in Northern California who sees color for the first time. Two days after I wrote this, even CNN was picking up on the story -- the same day that I wrote this section about color blindness. Below is CNN's article about the man who sees color for the first time.
These glasses help man see ‘a different world’A Humboldt County, California, Sheriff Department surprised a colorblind fellow deputy with special glasses that allow him to see color for the first time.
Click here to view the original raw footage on Facebook. Please watch it to get the emotional impact of what I say in the next section concerning “colorblindness”. “The whole world is lit up!” The Lord put this illustration into my mind without me knowing that this video was going viral beginning just 36 hours earlier!
The very first that I heard of the video was Nov. 18th, 2018 on the Weather Network with the caption:
“Colourblind sheriff sees color for the first time and notices all the California smoke (emotional)”.
I “happen” to write about this very same fire in the end section of this article: “Extreme Events on the Enoch Calendar”, and the day that he “sees” is equally important. (I.e., “75 weeks”.)
All that is said next, including the section on the California Fires, and all images, were put there before the above video appeared on CNN, Weather Network, etc.
No more color blindness
To be clear, I am not presenting some new revelation that replaces the old.
But on the contrary, we are being healed of color blindness, so to speak. All looks the same, but there’s more than meets the eye.
This is the “sevenfold light” that was promised and has now come to our generation, and it’s needed in this dark-age of so-called “science”.
The summation of what I am saying is this: the entire Bible and human history have an invisible numeric schema behind visible events and all things gravitate to it. For it is God’s “order”, God’s plan.
The numeric behind all things biblical ultimately produces an image of all that the Bible says. But this will be difficult to see, at least for now, and perhaps for this generation.
Enoch’s Prophetic Outline: Creation to Christ
You can read the prophecy of Enoch on Wikipedia at this link: wiki/The_Book_of_Enoch_(Charles)/Chapter_93
The Seven Epochs that span from Creation to Christ according to the book of Enoch
We now come to the “seven weeks” of generations of Enoch’s prophecy, (ch. 93).
Enoch utilizes idealistic generations of 70 years, which he represents as just one symbolic day. Therefore one day equals 70 years. (Compare to Daniel 9.)
In the below chronology, the dates are literal, but the generations of 70 years only align most of the time, but not always. “Seventy” is a key time frame in Enoch and the Book of Jubilees.
I will not take the time to delineate each of the following but will leave it to the reader to discover the obvious parallels between the below epochs and Enoch 93. To one who knows there Old Testament, the parallels are self-explanatory.
Enoch 93 — (One day equals seventy years)
- “In the First Week”: 7 generations (called, “seven days”) from Adam (4114 BC) to Enoch’s ascension, (93:3). “I (Enoch) was born the seventh (day/generation) in the first week…”)
- “In the Second Week”: Another 7 generations from Enoch (3127 BC) to Noah’s Flood, (93:4). Notice ref. to Noahide Laws. (See Book of Jubilees 7:20-28.) Or 3125 BC. (Interestingly, 4900 years later was the American Independence in 1776 BC. But that’s another story!)
- “In the Third Week”: Another 7 generations from Noah and the Flood (2456 BC) to Abraham, (93:5). (Notice that from the new creation at the Flood unto the birth of Jesus (about 6 BC) are literally the remaining five more weeks of generations, that is, 2450 years! 7*5*70 years.)
- “In the Fourth Week”: Another 7 generations from Abraham (2166 BC) to the Exodus/Tabernacle, (93:6).
- “In the Fifth Week”: Another 7 generations from the Exodus/Tabernacle (1446/5 BC) to Solomon’s temple, (93:7). (Notice that from when Moses and Aaron began their ministries at the Exodus/Tabernacle unto when John the Baptist and Jesus began their ministries (about 26 AD) are exactly three more weeks of generations, that is, 1470 years! 7*3*70 years.)
- “In the Sixth Week”: Another 7 generations from Solomon’s temple (960 BC) to its destruction at the fall of Jerusalem, (93:8). (Notice that to Jesus ministry elapse almost 7*2*70 years. David and Solomon both lived 70 years of age.)
- “In the Seventh Week”: Another 7 generations from the fall of Jerusalem (586 BC) unto Messiah’s appearance (AD 26) and the prophesied “sevenfold increase of light” (of revelation). (The Messiah is here called, “The Eternal Plant of Righteousness”, 93:9-14.)Recall the prophecy of Daniel 9, “Seventy Weeks are decreed… to Messiah.” Fulfilled in many ways, one is: 605/586 BC + 70 + 70 + “490” to Christ’s death, etc. Another is: from Creation (4114 BC) to 586 BC are 72*49 years, with one-seventh more to the Christ, (as reckoned according to the missing “Sabbath years” as per Daniel 9).
A few important notes:
In the above, I have refrained from using the well-known 215-year variation in the chronology of the NT, LXX, SP over the MT at Ex. 12:40, (cf., Gal. 34:17) that can optionally reduce the years by 215 prior to the Exodus. Like a rubric cube, this variation allows for even greater alignment. Stop limiting God!
For example, Enoch’s ascension 3127/5 BC less the 215 equals 2912/0 BC. Hence, there are exactly the prophesied “six weeks” of generations from Enoch’s ascension to Christ’s ascension around AD 30. (7*6*70 years.) And so forth.
From the Exodus to Now
Now let us view the above prophecy of seven weeks (of generations) again, except this time beginning from the Exodus rather than from Creation. The pattern is not as obvious as before, but it does bleed through.
There have elapsed seventy weeks of seventy years from Moses unto our generation. That is, from the 40 years between the Exodus to when Israel entered the Promised Land (1446-1406 BC), plus 7*7*70 more years to our generation equals AD 1985 to 2025.
Observe that if one begins from the Exodus (a type of ‘new creation’ instead of the literal Creation), then a general parallel between the events listed in Enoch’s prophecy, except now from the Exodus to our day, reemerges.
And while the author of the prophecy of Enoch himself perhaps just had the first Creation to Messiah in mind, however, it appears that God had that and more in mind. God had the Second Coming in mind as well. The fact that the following time frames and narrative match so well is strong evidence of this.
490 years is a “week” of generations as per Enoch’s prophecy
- About 490 years from the Exodus/Tabernacle (1446/5 BC) to Solomon (about 955 BC)
- About another 490 years from Solomon to the fall of Babylon and return from Exile (about 465 BC)
- Another 490 from the Exilic return unto the Christ (about AD 26).
- The Church age would encompass the remaining four cycles in a general way into the present. (About AD 26 to 1986. Or, AD 65 to 2025 if starting from the conquest of Canaan). This also ties in with Enoch’s ascension with the -215 date of 2910 BC and Enoch 91:12-19.
The full story is that a generation can be 40, 70 or 100 years in the Bible, and this prophecy, in fact, uses all three. And all three come together as one united witness to our generation. 7*7 “generations” of 100, 70 and 40 translates to 4900, 3430, and 1960 years from Enoch, the Exodus, and Christ until now. But I have kept things simple.
In any case, a generation is 70 years in the book of Enoch, just not in the Bible, where it is primarily 40, 100 then lastly 70. As I said before, Do not limit God! As it is written, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses let everything be established!”
Therefore, while the narrative of Enoch 93 from Creation to Messiah is at all points exact, however when taken from the Exodus unto now, what lacks in precise narrative detail is made up for numerical detail. For more about the “narrative detail”, see below note.
"Plant of Righteousness" Compare the third "week" with the seventh in Enoch's prophecy. They both refer to the "Plant of Righteousness" and their seed/elect. This has the effect that what is said about Abraham can also be true of Jesus. And the parallel is not by accident, for the prophecy about Abraham also goes on to prophecy about Abraham's seed, the Messiah. "After that in the third week at its close...a man shall be elected (i.e., Abraham), and his posterity shall become the plant of righteousness for evermore," (93:5). And the above statement is explicitly said to be fulfilled at the end of the seventh "week", where the "posterity" of Abraham is again called, "The Eternal Plant of Righteousness," (93:10, cf., 10:15) upon whom the elect "hang" (38:2).
Extreme Events (Enochian Calendar)
As I said in the previous article, at the end of each post in this series, extreme events that occur that are related to the Enoch Calendar are briefly summarized.
The literal “seventy weeks” (490 days) prophesied last year about this time unto Hurricane Michael and the Paradise Fire.
If these conditions…persist…this (fire) could well turn out to be one of the U.S.’ costliest weather and climate disasters, exceeding the damage caused by recent major hurricanes such as Katrina, Sandy and Harvey. (AccuWeather)
Said Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder and president of AccuWeather, “This is a serious humanitarian as well as economic disaster for the state of California, possibly rivaling the negative impacts of the great earthquakes there. (AccuWeather)
These two events are among the two most terrifying in American history. (To be posted by Nov. 19th, 2018.)
Below is the chart found in the article from last year entitled: “(Pt. 2) U.S. Pattern of Disasters Revealed Beforehand.” (As you can see by the link address, it was put out exactly 360 days before Hurricane Michael.)
Click here for the full article that explains how these two events were predicted by the above chart and more. “Seventy Weeks to Hurricane Michael and Paradise Fire.”