Pursuant to the section: The 3 blessings for God’s children and the 3 rights of the firstborn - see U126, and pursuant to the section: The Gentile Times - see U121, which is a kingship malediction (blessing withdrawal), we realise that what happened in the case of the Kingship of God's people must also have happened in the case of the Priesthood of God's people.
So we are looking for a corresponding priesthood malediction to the 7 times of the Gentile Times. Corresponding temporally, for why should one right be cursed for any longer than another right? There is one further piece of the jigsaw which we need at this point.
A good place for the end of a priesthood malediction, would be Pentecost 33, when the apostles got the capability to give the gifts of the spirit to born again Christians by the laying on of the hands. For if God is doing miracles in the church, then the church is certainly not suffering from a priesthood malediction! Also the scripture speak of a reconciliation, which is the end of an Alienation, which occurred due to Jesus' death on 33Nisan14.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we became reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, now that we have become reconciled, we shall be saved by his life (Romans 5).
18 But all things are from God, who reconciled us to himself
through Christ and gave us the ministry of the reconciliation,
19 namely, that God was by means of Christ reconciling a world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and he committed the word of the reconciliation to us (2 Corinthians 5).
16 And that he might fully reconcile both peoples in one body to God through the torture stake, because he had killed off the enmity by means of himself (Ephesians 2).
20 And through him to reconcile again to himself all [other]
things by making peace through the blood [he shed] on the torture stake, no
matter whether they are the things upon the earth or the things in the heavens.
21 Indeed you who were once alienated and enemies because your minds were on the works that were wicked, he has again reconciled by means of that one’s fleshly body, through his death (Colossians 1).
26 For such a high priest as this was suitable for us, loyal,
guileless, undefiled, separated from the sinners, and become higher than the
27 He does not need daily, as those high priests do, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, because this he did once for all time when he offered himself up,
28 for the Law appoints men high priests having weakness, but the word of the sworn oath that came after the Law appoints a Son, who is perfected forever (Hebrews 7).
Now the time that this schism, this alienation, this non atonement and this enmity between God and man developed was around 120 years before the flood and is described in Genesis 6 as follows:
1 Now it came about that
when men started to grow in numbers on the surface of the ground and daughters
were born to them,
2 then the sons of the [true] God began to notice the daughters of men, that they were good-looking; and they went taking wives for themselves, namely, all whom they chose.
3 After that Jehovah said: My spirit [the spirit I blew into man's nostrils and my mood] shall not act toward man indefinitely in that he is also flesh/he has erred. Accordingly his days shall amount to 120 years [the days left for the 960 year humans, and the final length of days of all humans, 120 years max]
4 The Nephilim proved to
be in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of the [true]
God continued to have relations with the daughters of men and they bore sons to
them, they were the mighty ones who were of old, the men of fame.
5 Consequently Jehovah saw that the badness of man was abundant in the earth and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time.
6 And Jehovah felt regrets that he had made men in the earth, and he felt hurt at his heart.
7 So Jehovah said: I am going to wipe men whom I have created off the surface of the ground, from man to domestic animal, to moving animal and to flying creature of the heavens, because I do regret that I have made them (Genesis 6).
Literally, God feels so bad when he sees the wickedness that men are led into by the demons and their cross-bred sons, the Nephilim (one wonder's if any of these turned out good?), that he becomes an enemy of mankind and kills the lot of us with the exception of Noah and his family, through whom God gave the rest of his generation a chance, since Peter says of him:
5 And he did not hold back from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a deluge upon a world of ungodly people (2 Peter 2).
Verse 3 has several meanings - see I15. One is that mankind would eventually have a maximum lifespan of 120 years. this proved to be the case from Moses onwards. Another is that God would wipe all pre-flood mankind out after having given them this 120 year warning given in 2491Heshvan. Another is that 120 years after a further warning given in 2488Sivan, God would end the 960 year lifespan pre-flood type of human beings and begin the 480 year lifespan immediate post-flood human beings. This pattern of a 120 warning followed by a flood and an ark and a destruction and a salvation and a larger related 123 year warning period is a standard chronological pattern in the bible - see U106. For example, the 123 year warning period was the lifespan of Aaron and 120 years to the day was the lifespan for Moses his brother.
The word symbolic meaning of the account is that rather than the demons coming down here and grabbing every sexy pre-flood woman they could find and marrying them and having cross bred children with them and killing all the men who did not support their perversion, the 1NC saints will descend as humans at the final Epiphany of Jesus and find their corresponding 2NC saint, kingdom rulership partner (wife) and then work with him or her to save all the faithful by rapturing them. The sons of the 1AC who have not been born again are raptured by becoming a kind of cross breed. They borrow the angelic body of the saint in order to be raptured. They are kind of good Nephilim as it were!
For God, with his mastery of language, law and sin, is using the wicked to depict the righteous. The fallen angels, the demons, were marrying any woman whom they chose and having sex with them making Nephilim, half bred superhumans, who were murderers, causing people to fall down in death. But God uses these to symbolise the holy angels who did not forsake their proper dwelling place:
6 And the angels that did not keep their original position but forsook their own proper dwelling place he has reserved with eternal bonds under dense darkness for the judgement of the great day (Jude).
The holy angels are in their proper dwelling places and have been choosing wives for themselves. They were not looking for women with great physical features, they were looking for helpful loving humans with great spiritual and emotional features who were submissive to God. People who recognised that God’s plans might be of more importance than their own.
However if God's spirit, the holy spirit, does not act towards mankind, then not only would no gifts of the spirit would be given to him, but the Holy Spirit could not act as priest in the temple of true church of mankind. And that is the priesthood malediction of the Alienation Times.
We used to think that the Alienation Times was a malediction preventing people being sealed in holy spirit. But sealing in holy spirit is begin give everlasting life as an angel. One cannot get that until Jesus has given his everlasting angel as a ransom for Adam's angel. He did that on 33Nisan16. So, no one could get baptised into the name of the holy spirit, which is being sealed in the spirit, passing the spirit baptism test prior to 33Nisan16, due to the ransom not having been given before the, not due to a priesthood malediction.
15 So that is why he is a mediator of a new covenant, in order that, because a death has occurred for [their] release by ransom from the transgressions under the former covenant, the ones who have been called might receive the promise of the everlasting inheritance (Hebrews 9) [So the ransom enables the promise of everlasting life - the sealing in holy spirit, the righteous decree in the spirit - to be fulfilled]
This 'no help from the Holy Spirit' malediction (the demons were made subject to the apostles during the Alienation Times by the use of Jesus' name, i.e. his authority, not by the authority of the 2nd Holy Spirit) on adamic man ended at Pentecost on 33Sivan5 AD, because the gifts of the spirit were poured out then. However (and this was partly what initially confused us) the 12 apostles were also sealed in holy spirit at Pentecost, for Jesus said to his disciples who had already been sanctified (for otherwise he could not have made the new covenant with them):
5 Do not withdraw from Jerusalem, but keep waiting for what the father has promised, about which you heard from me. Because John indeed baptised with water, but you will be baptised in holy spirit not many days after this (Acts 1).
This was the baptism into the name of the holy spirit, which had not been possible since the fall of Adam ! Peter said on the day of Pentecost:
33 Therefore because he was exalted to the right hand of God, and received the promised holy spirit from the father, he has poured out this which you see and hear (Acts 2).
The ‘see and hear’ is a distributive symbolism, it means there is one holy spirit poured out which is seen, and another one poured out which is heard. The one, the visible one, was the gifts of the spirit, and the other, the one which they had heard about from Jesus, was the baptism into the name of the holy spirit, the rushing stiff breeze.
The bible is being deliberately ambiguous as usual. It is apparent that a greater promise was fulfilled also on that day, we are talking about two promises. And this greater promise was the promise made to Abraham, when God said to him:
5 Look up please, to the heavens and count the stars, if you possibly are able to count them; And he went on to say to him: So your seed will become (Genesis 15).
And on Sivan 6, 33CE the first men were sealed to be such stars, by being baptised into the name of the holy spirit, which authority Jesus was given by the father, in fulfillment of the words spoken by John the Baptist.
11 I, for my part, baptize you with water because of your repentance; but the one coming after me is stronger than I am, whose sandals I am not fit to take off. That one will baptize you people with holy spirit and with fire (Matthew 3).
Jesus was going to perform two baptisms according to John. One seals the saints for everlasting life, and the other puts people in Gehenna. Yes even those in Gehenna have a salvation covenant!
So the priesthood malediction prevented the things the that happened at Pentecost 33CE from happening for the 2520 years prior to that. So it prevented the giving of the gifts of the spirit by men, through the laying on of hands, and it prevented the true church receiving any priestly help from the Holy Spirit for 2520 years. But it did not prevent saints getting sealed in spirit, i.e. finishing their spirit baptism. That was prevented by the timing of Jesus' angelic ransom sacrifice. So Jesus must have ransomed Adam between 33Nisan16 and 33Sivan5.
We know that the Alienation between God and man continued until 33Sivan5, when the gifts were poured out. So the ransom of Michael's angel for Adam cannot have occurred until 33Sivan5, since that certainly ends the alienation between Adam and God. Therefore Jesus gave his angel to Jehovah on Nisan16, on his own initiative. But God did not execute the ransom until Pentecost. Indeed a 50 count pictures a release, a release of all mankind due to the angelic ransom of Adam. Jesus giving God the angelic body did not end the alienation. The ransom itself ended it. For God was reconciled to man when his sin was accounted for. Getting the money for an operation does not cure you. Having the operation cures you. Adam was cured on 33Sivan5 (everlastingly), by a ransom from an angelic soul that was better than the one he lost at his sin.
We know that the flood was from 2371Heshvan17 to 2370Heshvan27 - see U96. If the length of the Alienation Times was 7 times or 2520 years long then since it ended in 33Sivan5 it would have started in 2488Sivan.