The Timings Of Enoch and Messiah
The prime-fulfilment pattern (as explained in the audio talks 02, 03 and 04) is a repeatable pattern found in the Bible which details the prophetic progression of dispensational bodies with whom the Lord has dealings during the end-times. The audio talks carefully describe how the prime-fulfilment pattern is derived from the dispensational significance of Enoch and his son Methuselah in the Book of Genesis (the Book of Beginnings). The following few paragraphs summarise the key facts regarding Enoch, Methuselah and the important statement in Matthew 24:38-39 regarding Messiah's return.
Four important biblical facts must be considered. Firstly, Enoch was the first man chronologically to be raptured, which is what will happen to the church at the end of the Christian age (at the return of Messiah for His church). Secondly, it can be calculated from scripture that Enoch’s son, Methuselah, died in precisely the same year in which Noah’s Flood began. Thirdly, Enoch correctly predicted the timing of Noah’s Flood because Enoch named his son ‘Methuselah’ which means in Hebrew ‘his death shall bring’. Fourthly, Messiah Himself, aligned the timing of His return with the days just before Noah’s Flood which were, of course, these final days of Methuselah (whose timing was) correctly predicted by Enoch.
Matthew 24:38-39 “for as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered the ark and did not know until the flood came and took them all away. So also, will be the coming of the Son of Man.”
As we can see, Enoch and Methuselah are an integral part of the timing of Messiah's return. Enoch perfectly timed the beginning of Noah's flood which was the precise event which Messiah used to predict the timing of His own return. In case it was not clear which event was in focus (regarding these timings of Enoch and Messiah), the Lord ensured that Enoch was the first man in the Bible to be raptured. In other words, the focus was the Rapture.
It can also be seen that this theme of ‘the death of a son’, between Enoch and Methuselah (‘his death shall bring’) clearly aligns closely with the death of God’s Son from which the harvest of life (John 12:24) is reaped at the return of Messiah at the Rapture.
John 12:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
In this paper, we consider a newly discovered prime-fulfilment pattern in the Bible which relates to the Gentile Nations. As we shall see, a close examination of this pattern for the Gentile Nations reveals important timing information about the beginning of the consummation of the age.
The table below lists all the biblical prime-fulfilment patterns currently discovered in the Bible so far. As already mentioned, these patterns are explained in the audio studies links at the top of this section.
Notice that each of the ‘groupings’ in the table are involved in end-time events, in particular the first resurrection (see Revelation 20:6).
The Gentile Nations
The fourth dispensational group to be added to this list are the Gentile Nations. Their newly discovered prime-fulfilment pattern is shown in the table below. The Gentile Nations are supremely relevant to the consummation of the age because during this time, the Gentile Nations eventually lose their world dominion in favour of Israel who are on the rise. The re-establishment of Israel as a sovereign nation state in 1948 being a notable marker on this journey.
The numbers within the prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations are, of course, found in the Bible in contextually relevant verses. Importantly, these numbers (some of which are well established biblical numbers namely ‘5’, ‘11’) may relate to a couple of globally significant events in the 20th century.
Let’s take a look at these numbers (note that more detail is found in the book ‘Unlocking the Biblical Watch’). The number ‘five’ speaks of the grace of God and the remaining numbers will be looked at in greater detail below.
The Number ‘66’
The biblical meaning of the numbers ‘66’ is elusive but it is associated with gentile power in dominance over Israel. We read in Genesis 46:26 that precisely 66 persons went with Jacob to Egypt – Jacob’s name being ‘Israel’ and ‘Egypt’ a type of the Gentile Nations. Even though Joseph (Jacob’s son) had risen to the highest position in Egypt, Jacob (Israel) was still under Pharaoh’s (Egypt’s) absolute rule.
In this same theme of ‘Gentile power over Israel’, the number ‘66’ is also associated with the ‘forerunner’ anti-Christs of 1 John 2:18. The number ‘66’ is found in the Old Testament with the character Absalom who usurped the throne of his father David – the rightful King of Israel. Prophetically, Messiah will be seated on the throne of David (Luke 1:32) and so anyone who wrongly attempts to assume this throne is either a ‘forerunner’ anti-Christ or the final anti-Christ himself. Absalom did just this in 2 Samuel 15:4 and, as such, was a strong type of the final anti-Christ to come.
Absalom is first mentioned in the Bible in 2 Samuel 3:3 and this verse has a numerical value of 666 (Ordinal method), a number which is biblically linked with the anti-Christ in Revelation 13:18. Given the anti-Christ is the last world ruler of the Gentile Nations before their collapse of power in favour of Israel, this is a very important consideration of the prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations. In this very same verse of 2 Samuel 3:3, the Hebrew name of ‘Absalom’ has a numerical value of ‘66’ (using the ‘Ordinal’ method – אבשלום Aleph  + Bet  + Shin  + Lamed  + Vav  + Mem  = 66) and adds weight to this theme of ‘wrongfully placed power’ and ‘anti-Christ’ power being embedded in the biblical meaning of the number ‘66’.
To give perspective as to the likelihood of these numbers appearing in this way, there are only 40 verses in the whole original text of scripture (31,170 verses) which have a numerical value of ‘666’ (using the ‘Ordinal’ method). When you also consider the surface narrative of 2 Samuel 3:3, it makes the appearance of these numbers (‘666’ and ‘66’) even more improbable.
Absalom, who is such an important character for this current day (given who he represents), has another numerical value of his Hebrew name which is ‘969’ (using the Standard Final Form method – לאבשלום Lamed [30)] + Aleph  + Bet  + Shin  + Lamed  + Vav  + Mem  = 969). This number first appears for Absalom when he had murderous intentions towards Amnon, King David’s firstborn son in 2 Samuel 13:23. Jesus taught that Satan was ‘a murderer from the beginning’ (John 8:44) and so it is no surprise that a character who typifies anti-Christ, is also a murderer. The number ‘969’ focuses the timing of the murderous intentions of anti-Christ at the beginning of the Tribulation because Methuselah’s death at 969 (years of age) coincided with the beginning of Noah’s Flood – a strong type of the Tribulation. The number ‘969’ is also the fulfilment number for the Bride of Christ at the Rapture (in the prime-fulfilment pattern for the church) and so Absalom fitted two typological roles. First, he represented the behaviour of the anti-Christ and the timing of the appearance of anti-Christ at the beginning of the Tribulation (at the signing of the Daniel 9:27 covenant with Israel). Secondly, Absalom speaks of the appearance of anti-Christ around the time of the fulfilment for the Bride of Christ at the Rapture.
For completeness, there is another passage in the New Testament which numerically links the Rapture with the appearance of anti-Christ. In 2 Corinthians 12:4, the Apostle Paul is ‘caught up’ to heaven which is a type of the Rapture and the Greek verb ‘caught up’ has a numerical value in the Greek of 200 – the biblical number which represents the ‘insufficiency of Israel’. In other words, the covenant signing between Israel and anti-Christ, which is the ultimate expression of Israel’s insufficiency and is that which begins the judgement of the Tribulation, is indirectly linked with the event of the Rapture. Of course, Paul teaches the Thessalonian church (in 2 Thessalonians 2:7) that the anti-Christ will not be revealed until the ‘restrainer’ (the Holy Spirit) is taken away (at the Rapture).
For perspective in these numerical considerations, there are only 14 words in the whole original text of scripture (using the Standard Final Form method of gematria) which have a numerical value of ‘969’.
Finally, another important reference to ‘66’ in the Bible is in 1 John 2:18 where the Greek words ‘even now’, as an adverbial phrase of time (regarding the timing of ‘forerunner’ anti-Christs arising), have a numerical value of ‘66’ (και  νυν ). This verse of 1 John 2:18 will be examined in great detail towards the end of this paper.
The Number ‘11’
In order to understand the biblical meaning of the number ‘11’ it is necessary to understand the biblical meaning of the number ‘12’. The number ‘12’ represents the governmental perfection of Israel in the Millennial Kingdom (12 tribes of Israel etc.). Now, because the number ‘11’ mathematically precedes ‘12’, the number ‘11’ speaks of anticipation of the Millennium.
As part of the Biblical Watch, ‘11’s which appear in global events/signs before the upcoming Millennium may, therefore, signify events which closely precede the Millennium. The 11th hour warning of Armistice Day 1918 (11th hour of 11th day of 11th month) is one such sign. This event marked the end of WW1 (on the western front) and WW1 released the land of Israel away from Ottoman Empire (in favour of the British) and prepared the initial land for Israel in the Millennium. Only one year previously, the British had declared the Balfour Declaration and still to this day the British annually mark Armistice Day (ARM) most solemnly and together with the Commonwealth countries.
Mathematically, the 11th triangular number is ‘66’ and so the presence of ‘11’s and the number ‘66’ are biblical markers concerning modern day events which closely precede the Millennium and forerunner anti-Christs. Consider the two notable forerunner anti-Christs Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden – both anti-Semitics and anti-capitalists. They both died a violent death exactly 66 years apart (to the day).
The Number ‘286’ – Gentile Nations Divided Cannot Stand
The last number in our newly discovered prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations is the number ‘286’. This number appears in an extraordinary setting and perhaps the most biblically significant verse concerning the demise of the Gentile Nations at the end of the age.
The first six Greek words of Matthew 24:7 (and remember ‘six’ is the number of ‘man’, especially man in rebellion against God – ‘man’ was created on the sixth day and fell into rebellion almost immediately) speak of the Gentile Nations. Also remember that Israel is not reckoned amongst the Gentile Nations according to Numbers 23:9.
Now Jesus taught earlier in the Book of Matthew that a kingdom divided cannot stand (Matthew 12:22-28) and so when He stated, “For nation will rise against nation”, Messiah declared the future fall of the Gentile Nations. As we can see above, the six consecutive Greek words which speak of ‘nations rising against nations’ have a numerical value of 286 (using the ‘Ordinal’ method) and so the number ‘286’ is in a contextually relevant scripture as relating to Gentile Nations which will fall in favour of Israel.
For perspective, there are only 40 verses in the whole original text of scripture which have a numerical value of ‘286’ (using the ‘Ordinal’ method) – the same as the number of verses (as it happens 40) which have a numerical value of ‘666’. The Bible reveals a veiled numerical link here between the divided Gentile Nations and the anti-Christ (‘666’). This 'divisiveness' between the Gentile Nations highlights the irony in anti-Christ's agenda to ‘unify’ the world under his control. The Bible teaches that the best that anti-Christ will be able to achieve (under his Satanic possession) will be a union of ‘iron and clay’ (Daniel 2:43) – strong in parts but fragile and weak in others.
So, what we have here is the Kingdom of the Gentile Nations being destined to fall, according to Matthew 24:7, and the timing of this fall as being the beginning of the consummation of the age. The mathematical narrative of this fall of the Gentile Nations (in favour of Israel) is underpinned with the fulfilment number (‘286’) of the prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations. In other words, at the beginning of the consummation of the age ‘time is up’ for the Gentile Nations who are destined to yield power in favour of Israel. This yielding will not be immediate and there will of course be one ‘final fling’ to destroy the newly re-established (in 1948) Nation of Israel in the Tribulation when anti-Christ (having lured Israel into a false sense of security with a covenant) will act upon his murderous intentions and attempt to wipe out Israel for good (see Revelation 12).
What we do not know yet is when the consummation of the age begins.
Incidentally, there are no individual words in the Bible with a numerical value of ‘286’ (using the ‘Ordinal’ method) which is a notable absence and adds emphasis to this appearance of ‘286’ in Matthew 24:7.
The Meaning for the Gentile Nations
So, what is the meaning of this prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations and what is the progression? Well, the interpretation is in the meaning of the biblical numbers contained in the pattern – namely ‘five’, ‘11’, ‘66’ and ‘286’. These numbers may speak as follows:
It was the grace of God (five) in allowing the Gentile Nations world dominion instead of Israel (for the seven ‘times’ or 2520 years of King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4:16) until God warned the Gentile Nations (‘11’) that they would be weakened and divided (‘286’) and destined to fall from the beginning of the consummation of the age in favour of Israel (‘11’). This moment pre-empted a season of ‘anti-Christs’ (‘66’) who sought to strengthen the divided Gentile Nations through dominant political power. Ultimately, the Gentile Nations will fall (‘286’) at the return of Messiah at the end of the Tribulation.
As said previously, the missing link in the application of this prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations is that we do not know biblically when the consummation of the age begins. Yes, there are strong indications within bible chronology because the (2 Peter 3:8) ‘two’ days (2000 bible years) of Christendom approach a time in the early 1930’s, but that is as precise as it gets. What we do have, however, are the very specific biblical numbers of the biblical prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations, in particular the numbers ‘11’ and ‘66’. If a globally significant event for the Gentile Nations occurred in the 1930’s which precisely aligned with these biblical numbers, then this event may be a very strong marker for the beginning of the consummation of the age. This event would then fulfil the biblical timing aspect of the prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations.
The 66 Gentile Nations of the whole world, who met together at the World Economic Conference (WEC) of 1933 is an excellent fit. Moreover, the number of days between ARM (the anticipation event containing ‘11’s) and WEC is precisely factored by the number of the beast, ‘666’ – the number of the ‘leader’ of the Gentile Nations in their final fling. The number ‘66’ is the headline number of WEC given the number of nations of the world in existence at that time and this 11th triangular number (‘66’), as already discussed in great detail, is the biblical ‘holding stage’ or ‘intermediary state’ (for the Gentile Nations) from the beginning at WEC through to the end of the Tribulation at the second coming of Messiah Who sets up the Millennial Kingdom. The precision of this fit of WEC with the biblical prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations is remarkable – the date differences are to the day!
The following diagram captures these conceptual and mathematical alignments:
World Economic Conference of 1933
These ‘66’ nations of all the world (at that time) attended the Geological Museum in London on 12th June 1933 in order to solve the world’s most severe economic problems (without God). The day difference between ARM and WEC was precisely factored by the number ‘666’! These two events were separated by exactly ‘666’ x ‘8’ days – the biblical number ‘8’ meaning ‘rising’ and the number ‘666’ representing the anti-Christ. Note that Adolf Hitler (a forerunner anti-Christ) came to power early in this same year of 1933.
The opening of WEC conspicuously omitted an opening prayer towards God and the following statement set the tone, that without doubt, God was not welcome. The conference opened at 3pm (BST) with the following statement by King George V:
“I believe this is the first time in history that any Sovereign has presided at the opening of a conference of all the nations of the world.”
“It cannot be beyond the power of man, so to use the vast resources of the world as to ensure the material progress of civilisation.”
Mr. Ramsay MacDonald, the British Prime Minister and president of the Conference, said:
“There is a greater authority gathered in this Hall than has perhaps ever been brought under one roof in the world’s history.”
“Let us see to it before we disperse that we shall have revived hope and energy and opportunity. For these the world waits, and it is in our power to provide them.”
The conference was marked with the number ‘six’, the number of ‘man’, which falls short of the divine standard of perfection, as determined by the number ‘seven’. There were 66 nations present – June being the sixth month and the 12th day being twice six. According to the newspapers of the day, there were 600 delegates at the evening meal of the opening day. After six weeks, the conference ended in disarray and confusion and six years later, World War 2 broke out. This conference was exceptional in that all 66 nations of the world were represented. It was a unique event which established itself in abject rebellion towards God; a ‘Tower of Babel’ moment for 20th century mankind – humanity’s quintessential expression of government without God in anticipation of the rule and reign of anti-Christ.
Unusual Numerical Properties of 1 John 2:18
The Apostle John teaches us that the presence of anti-Christs means we are in the ‘last hour’. Interestingly, the numerical value of the original Greek words for this verse manifest the numbers in the prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations! This suggests, together with the closure of the (2 Peter 3:8) ‘two’ days (2000 bible years) of Christendom and also the rise of a prominent anti-Christ (Adolf Hitler) in this same year, that the last hour and the consummation of the age may be one and the same event.
See the diagram below. Other numbers which appear, namely ‘114’, ‘120’ and ‘381’ are also very important numbers in the biblical watch. See the book ‘Unlocking the Biblical Watch’ for more details.
It is as though the mathematical narrative of 1 John 2:18 is telling a story (reading from left to right) around the central theme of ‘even now’ and the number 66. This narrative may read as follows:
The ‘key’ to understanding the ‘last hour’ will be revealed to His servants the prophets as part of the Body of Christ who are watching. The ‘key’ to the ‘last hour’ is ‘even now’, when all 66 nations of the world met in abject rebellion to God, for the Gentile Nations themselves (without God) to solve the world’s monetary and economic problems. The timing (‘even now’) and the failure of this gathering (manifested as kingdoms divided – ‘286’) triggered the rise of the dominant leadership of significant anti-Christs and ultimately the final anti-Christ.
So, in summary, the Bible uses the prime-fulfilment pattern to mark the prophetic fulfilment of major dispensational ‘groupings’ towards a dramatic intervention of the Lord. One such grouping is the ‘Gentile Nations’. A pin-point accurate application of the biblical prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations has been found between ARM of 1918 (featuring the number ‘11’) and WEC of 1933 (featuring the number ‘66’). Armistice Day (or the end of WW1) was so important because it released the land of Israel away from the Ottoman Empire (in favour of the British) and prepared the (initial) land for Israel in the Millennium and the number of days between ARM and WEC is precisely factored by 666 days.
The (numbers in the) prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations are found embedded in 1 John 2:18 – a contextually relevant verse regarding the rising of anti-Christs in the last hour. This correlation of numbers associates the last hour with the consummation of the age.
In conclusion, a major premise of the book ‘Unlocking the Biblical Watch’ is that the Key of David (Isaiah 22:22 and Revelation 3:7) is a metaphor for biblical numbers which open understanding regarding the return of Messiah. The prime-fulfilment pattern for the Gentile Nations is such a biblical ‘key’ which perfectly fits the door of the two major global events at the end of Christendom and yields a precision timing of the beginning of the consummation of the age. The world is now in the turmoil of this Gentile Nation ‘holding pattern’ waiting for the church to depart at the Rapture so that the final world leader (the anti-Christ) may be revealed and briefly take up his diabolically constructed reins of control in a final (and futile) abject rebellion against God.
As a final thought and with reference to the ‘grace’ of God regarding the longevity of Gentile Nation world dominion, it so happens that there are exactly five mentions of the number ‘66’ in the surface narrative of scripture. These are Genesis 46:26, Leviticus 12:5, 1 Kings 10:14, 2 Chronicles 9:13 and Ezra 2:13.