Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Mathematical Question

Several times people wanted to make Jesus king,
“My hour is not yet come,” was His reply.
One day He arranged it Himself, rode into Jerusalem,
In a mathematical way we find the reason why.

We read in the Gospels about Palm Sunday
To the shouts of the happy crowds, He allowed their praise.
And, here’s the unbelievable fact about that date
Predicted to be 173,880 days.

Several hundred years earlier Daniel wrote it,
The King coming, as prophesized, for all to see,
Messiah long-awaited and promised by God.
We nearly overlook this event today, amazingly.

No coincidence, the facts lined up,
Scholars deciphered the mathematical prophecy
Of Daniel 9:24-27 and knew Zechariah 9:9;
Setting the date of the triumphal entry.

On March 14, 445 B.C. Longimanus gave command to restore.
(Jewish and Babylonian calendars used a 360 day year.)
And on April 6, 32 A.D. Jesus presented Himself as King;
Accounting for leap years the exact total will then appear.

The Old Testament contains hundreds of prophecies,
The Bible, Word of God, is really true;
“What difference does it make to me?”
To accept Jesus means eternal life to you.
-Elaine Hardt ©2007

(Information is from Chuck Missler’s K-House News, 3-27-07.)
The book of Daniel was translated into Greek prior to 270 B.C. several centuries before Christ was born. Read about Artaxerxes Longimanus; see an article at