Seven Times Calculation
In Lev. 26:17,18,24,28, the Lord warned Israel they would be
punished "seven times." "And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto
me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins."
In the Bible a "time" is used as a
"year." A symbolic year as used in prophecy is reckoned on the basis of a lunar
year - twelve months of thirty days each, or 360 days, each day representing a year.
Therefore, a "time" or year, if symbolic, signifies 360 symbolic days, and
"seven times" represent 2520.
7 x 360 = 2520 Symbolic Days
or 2520 Literal Years.
If the first year of the reign of Cyrus is 536 B.C. when the
Jews were allowed to leave Babylon and return to Jerusalem, then 70 years previous [70
years desolation of the land] would place the overthrow of Zedekiah at 606 B.C.
606 B.C. + 2520 literal years
= 1914 A.D.
Daniel states that God's Kingdom would be set up, not after
the kingdoms of earth are dissolved, but in their days, while they still exist and have
power. It is God's Kingdom which shall break them in pieces and consume them. 1914 ended
the Times of the Gentiles and was marked by World War I. The eviction process began on
time, under the control of Christ, who received the crown, the divine right to rule
"Till he come whose right it is." Ezek. 21:25-27
Historians agree that 1914 ended an era never seen since.
Similar quotations can be found in any public library under "World War I."
Atlas of the 20th Century, Time Books, London, 1996, p. 16
"The End of the Old World Order."
"The world in 1900 was poised on the threshold of one of
the most remarkable periods of change in human history. An old order was giving way to a
new. Under the impact of industrialization and the rise of mass politics, the established
monarchical order, whose dynasties stretched back for centuries, began to crumble. The
coming of mass urbanization and new technologies in the 19th century in Europe and the
United States transformed societies traditionally based on landed power and peasant
farming. In 1900 most of the world was still ruled by old empires Manchu China, Ottoman
Turkey, Romanov Russia, Habsburg Austria. In 1900 most of the world's population still
earned its living from primitive farming. But change was irresistible and worldwide. The
dominant theme of the 19th century was emancipation from royal autocracy, from imperial
oppression, from poverty and ignorance, above all from political exclusion. The demands
for national independence, democracy and a better way of life, with their roots in America
and western Europe, worked like a strong acid on the old structures of power and wealth.
As they dissolved, the world entered upon an era of exceptional turbulence and
The Historical Atlas of World War I, by Anthony Livesey,
Henry Holt & Company, New York, 1995, p. 181-184:
"Europe had lived through a nightmare of grotesque
horror, lifted only with the sudden and almost miraculous German collapse in the autumn of
1918... Faith in idols was shattered for ever; men no longer worshiped their leaders as
heroes... The national losses, both in life, shipping industrial output, were such as to
mark a watershed in warfare.... "
Events That Changed the World in the Twentieth Century, by
Frank W. Thackeray & John E. Findling, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1995, p. 17
[World War I, 1914-1918, Interpretive Essay by Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee and Frans Coetzee]:
"...World War I was a watershed in history... After 1918
ideologies extolling the group and collective action, such as fascism and communism, and
urging physical violence as a liberating experience, proved more attractive... Indeed it
is difficult to imagine the success of either the Russian Revolution or the Nazi seizure
of power without the groundwork laid by the war itself. Moreover, U.S. military
involvement in the conflict...ensured that, despite strong isolationist sentiment, the
United States was now tied to European affairs. Therefore, the principal trends of
twentieth-century European history are all tied to the experience of the first total
The First World War, An Eyewitness History, by Joe H.
Kirchberger, Facts On File, New York, 1992, p. vi:
"The First World War (1914 to 1918), at the time usually
called The Great War, shook Europe at its very foundations and reshaped the rest of the
world considerably. It has been said that the 20th century...actually began in the last
days of July 1914..."
A War Imagined, Samuel Hynes, Atheneum, New York, 1991, p.
"The best-known and most often quoted response to the
beginning of the First World War is surely Sir Edward Grey's: 'The lamps are going out all
over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time.'... The nature of what had ended
was variously defined... the deaths of Socialism, Christianity, avant-garde
ideas, and tradition were all announced and mourned for. What the mourners felt in common
was simply that something of great value, something vaster even than the peace of Europe,
had come to an end on August 4, 1914."
The World in Arms, Time Frame AD 1900-1925, Editors of
Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1989, p. 1:
"Eclipse of the Old Order. As the world entered the
twentieth century, it carried with it a host of dynasties who regarded their right to
govern as a divine dispensation.... The greatest change was to come with the Great
War...August 1914... By 1919, following the carnage of four years of warfare, the
Hapsburgs of Austria-Hungary, Germany's Hohenzollerns, and Russia's Romanovs dynasties
that had shaped the destiny of Europe for centuries had been dethroned. The survivors
among the patriotic masses who had marched so obediently into battle now emerged to
reshape the world."
The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War
I, Editor-in-Chief Brigadier Peter Young, Marshall Cavendish, New York, 1985, Forward:
"World War I began with a minor assassination in the
remote corner of a now forgotten European empire. Yet it was to become the first truly
global war, embroiling nearly 30 countries across 5 continents.... Military convention had
changed little since the days of Wellington and Napoleon. World War I changed all that....
Almost overnight, several empires that had taken centuries to build either disintegrated
or were shaken to their foundations. An obscure workers' movement bubbled up in the
cauldron of war as revolution swept through Russia, abruptly ending 300 years of Tsarist
rule and bringing Communism in its wake... In the chaos that resulted, the evil spark of
National Socialism flickered and grew brighter..."
World History Fact Finder, Colin McEvedy, MacMillan, New
York, 1984, p. 168:
"Most people think of the 20th century as starting in
1900... But the real date is 1914. At the beginning of that year, Europe was still a 19th
century society, respectful of elders and betters, ordered by birth and occupation, ruled
over by Kaisers and Tsars... The break between the world of the first industrial societies
and the world of today comes in that summer of 1914 when the armies began their march to
Frank Peters, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 27, 1980:
"Civilization entered on a cruel and perhaps terminal
illness in 1914."
The Economist, London, August 4, 1979:
"In 1914 the world lost a coherence which it has not
managed to recapture since... This has been a time of extraordinary disorder and violence,
both across national frontiers and within them."
The First World War, 1914-1918, by Gerd Hardach, University
of California Press, Berkeley, 1978, p. 1:
"Economic historians often bypass the period from 1914
to 1918 ... for one of the central themes of this period is the destruction of an
international economy often nostalgically referred to as 'the good old days': "What
an extraordinary episode in the progress of man that age was which came to an end in
Dr. Walker Percy, American Medical News, November 21, 1977:
"The whole world really blew up about World War I and we
still don't know why... Utopia was in sight. There was peace and prosperity. Then
everything blew up. We've been in a state of suspended animation ever since."
An Album of World War I, by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler,
Franklin Watts, New York, 1976:
"In 1914 the countries of Europe were the wealthiest and
most powerful the world had ever known... By 1918 Europe was devastated.... Governments
had fallen; the map of Europe had changed forever....
"World War I was the most expensive war fought up to
that time. In lives, the cost was about 8-1/2 million soldiers dead and about 20 million
wounded...The cost of the war in dollars cannot be measured. Before the war, the countries
of Europe were 'creditor nations' other countries owed them money. After 1918 they were
'debtor nations' they owed money to other countries..."
Konrad Adenauer, Former U.N. General Secretary, 1965:
"Thoughts and pictures come to my mind, ... thoughts
from before the year 1914 when there was real peace, quiet and security on this earth a
time when we didn't know fear ... Security and quiet have disappeared from the lives of
men since 1914."
Illustrated History of The First World War, by A.J.P. Taylor,
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1964, p. 9:
"The First World War cut deep into the consciousness of
modern man. It reshaped the political order in Europe. Its memorials stand in every town
and village. Half a century afterwards the experiences of it are not stilled..."
Edmond Taylor quoting Arnold Toynbee, The Fall of Dynasties,
New York: Doubleday, 1963, p. 16:
"Looking back from the vantage point of the present, we
see that the outbreak of World War I ushered in a twentieth-century 'Time of Troubles' ...
from which our civilization has by no means yet emerged. Directly or indirectly, all the
convulsions of the last half century stem back to 1914: the two World Wars, the Bolshevik
Revolution, the rise and fall of Hitler, the continuing turmoil in the Far and Near East,
the power struggle between the Communist world and our own. More than 23,000,000 deaths
can be traced to one or the other of these upheavals."
The Great Ideas Today, Britannica Great Books, Encyclopedia
Britannica, Inc., 1963, pp. 107, 108:
"A world mesmerized by science and progress mocked the
mysticism of religious sects which had long predicted that the world would end in the year
1914; fifty years later, the world isn't so sure that it didn't end in 1914."
Barbara Tuchman, The Proud Tower, A Portrait of the World
Before the War 1890-1914, MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1962, p. xiii:
"The Great War of 1914-18 lies like a band of scorched
earth dividing that time from ours. In wiping out so many lives which would have been
operative on the years that followed, in destroying beliefs, changing ideas, and leaving
incurable wounds of disillusion, it created a physical as well as psychological gulf
between two epochs...."
Chronicle of the First World War, Volume 1: 1914-1916, by
Randal Gray, Facts On File, New York, 1960, p. 9:
"The Great War was the apocalyptic climax of the Age of
European (& American) Imperialism. But what had begun as a relatively straightforward
struggle for territorial and economic gain, and ... for revenge on perennial neighboring
foes, inexorably developed into what the German strategist Ludendorff called...'Total
"Three dynastic might empires Germany, Austria and
Russia were swept into the dustbin of history. And a far-flung but decrepit oriental
despotism Ottoman Turkey also fell..."Out of the European melting-pot there soon
emerged Communist Russia, a restored independent Poland, the new states of Yugoslavia and
Czechoslovakia, and later Fascist Italy followed by Nazi Germany."
Rowse, Oxford Historian and Biographer, June 28, 1959:
"If ever there was a year that marked the end of an era
and the beginning of another, it was 1914. That year brought to an end the old world with
its sense of security and began a modern age whose chief characteristic is insecurity on a
Editorial, The Seattle Times, January 1, 1959:
"The modern era ... began in 1914, and no one knows when
or how it will end... It could end in mass annihilation."
James Cameron, 1914, published in 1959:
"In 1914 the world, as it was known and accepted then,
came to an end."
Bertrand Russell, New York Times Magazine, September 27,
"Ever since 1914, everybody conscious of trends in the
world has been deeply troubled by what has seemed like a fated and pre-determined march
toward ever greater disaster. Many serious people have come to feel that nothing can be
done to avert the plunge towards ruin. They see the human race, like the hero of a Greek
tragedy, driven on by angry gods and no longer the master of fate."
Rene Albrecht-Carrie, The Scientific Monthly, July 1951:
"It is indeed the year 1914 rather than that of
Hiroshima which marks the turning point in our time."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the
Eve of the 21st Century, [New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1993] p. 5:
"Contrary to its promise, the twentieth century became
mankind's most bloody and hateful century of hallucinatory politics and of monstrous
killings. Cruelty was institutionalized to an unprecedented degree, lethality was
organized on a mass production basis. The contrast between the scientific potential for
good and the political evil that was actually unleashed is shocking. Never before in
history was killing so globally pervasive, never before did it consume so many lives,
never before was human annihilation pursued with such concentration of sustained effort on
behalf of such arrogantly irrational goals."
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