2001 was a year of recovery, recognizing that Ward's energy level were suddenly
and drastically reduced in 1986, and have gotten worse or vascillated ever since.
The focus for the year was on watching and learning, with the emphasis on satellite
television and our new 42" plasma TV. A new basement workshop was preceded by the
addition of drywall to the basement, and included the construction of an 8-ft workbench.
Bible study consisted of cyclic study of different portions of the Bible, including
Proverbs, Psalms, and the Gospels. The website was prepared so that
all of our time is not spent updating it.
The Year 2002
When Jesus prophesied concerning the end of the world, his prophecy had immediate
fulfillment for the Jewish system of things in 70 C.E. as the Romans destroyed Jerusalem,
razing the temple and eradicating the priestly genealogical records, thus effectively ending
the Jewish system of worship in accordance with the words of the prophet Daniel (Daniel 9:26,27).
More than this, Jesus spoke of the end of the times of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24), showing that his
prophecy applied further to our day, since Israel as a nation did not get recognition until 1948.
The times of Gentiles began with the destruction of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E., 676 years prior to
70 C.E. (and on the same calendar date according to the historian Josephus). So when did the times
of the Gentiles end? Again, the book of Daniel refers to a period 7 times (Daniel 4:14-16). In the
book of Revelation, 3 and a half times are seen to be 1,260 days (Revelation 12:6,14). Taking a day
as equal to a year, as often was of true of prophecy (Ezekiel 4:6), 7 times amounts to 2,520 days
or years, and the times of the Gentiles may be reliably calculated as
- 607 C.E. + 2,520 + 1 = 1914 C.E.
This was the year that marked the beginning of the Great War, as it was then called.
When Jesus assumes power in heaven as Michael, the Devil is cast down to the earth
(Revelation 12:7-12). This event logically falls at the end of the times of the Gentiles.