THE CASE FOR A BIBLICAL “PROPHETIC” GENERATION BEING 100 YEARS
Keep in mind that a Jubilee Year comes every 50 years. Therefore two Jubilees equal 100 years. Few people live to be 100 years old. Very few people within a group of people born within a 10 year span would surpass the 100 year two Jubilee cycle.
Before the flood:
"And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” Gen 6.3
After the flood:
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. Ps 90.10 - The average of 120 and 80 = 100
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 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; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. and thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
The Israelites came out of Egypt during the time of the fourth generation.
And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth. So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
Noah had his sons when he was 500 years old. It took 100 years to build the ark. When Noah’s son’s entered the ark they were 100 years old--they came out of the ark and birthed a new generation. Noah was six hundred years old and his three sons were one hundred years old. Noah’s son’s started the next generation at the age of 100.
Genesis 17:1, 17, 21
1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”
21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.”
God is starting a new generation with Isaac when Abraham was 100 years old, welcome to the new generation.
Matthew 24:32-34 - The Parable of the Fig Tree
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
As I watch and pray I look at events in 50 year Jubilee’s with two Jubilee’s, or 100 years, as a “prophetic” generation. An example of this would be that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 established Israel as a future homeland for the Jews. Fifty years later in 1967 the 6 day war took place in the newly established homeland of the Jews. Fifty more years brings us to 2017 which would be another Jubilee period of 50 years and the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Very few people born between 1917 and 1927 are still alive. The majority of that generation has died.
That brings us to the intriguing thought that Israel became a nation in 1948. Could this be the generation in which all things will take place?