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As the blood moon tetrad approaches the probability that the article below occurs increases.
Thanks to Randy we have a very good article that I am including here about an attack of Iran by Israel.
At the present time the negotiations with Iran are taking place in Europe and it seems that the Russians will be taking the side of Iran to spite the West.
Randy (6 Apr 2014)
“GREAT Article on how Israel will go after Iran……. well laid out, part 1 !”
Well, we all know:
1) Israel HAS to go after Iran…..SOONer , not later…
2) It will be a WELL PLANNED attack
3) Iran will retaliate…….that will be this writer’s Part 2……can’t wait to read that.
I first came to the knowledge of the coming 2014-2015 blood moon tetrad when pastor Mark Biltz made the connection in 2008 between the blood moons and the Jewish calendar. Since then the Christian community and many others are becoming aware little by little that something of enormous importance is lurking this month starting on the 15th day and running to next year on 9/28/15.
The author of the article below took Biltz discovery and expanded it to a much more elaborate astronomical study that considers geometric and mathematical symmetry to proof the unmistakably conclusion that this 2014-2015 tetrad of blood moons is heralding the end times plan of Jesus Christ, the Apocalypse, the Rapture, the Second Coming, the rise of the Antichrist, the False Prophet, their defeat, Satan’s defeat and the start of the one Thousand year Kingdom where Jesus will rule from Jerusalem with a rod of iron.
The article contains many biblical references where these signs are mentioned and it is no coincidence or light matter what we see graphically shown in graphs 8A and 8B.
It is very important that this knowledge be disseminated to as many people as possible and that the gospel be preached to those who do not know it as the time to do so is very short indeed.
Thanks to Amy Van Gerpen for giving the author of the site Mr. Paul Grevas the address of http://www.fivedoves.com.
Paul Grevas (6 Apr 2014)
“Unprecendented Blood Moons cosmic sign from God“
Hope we have the right e-mail this time. We were referred to the 5Doves contact? by Amy Van Gerpen who viewed our new website
at http://www.bloodmoonscoming.com and the attached You Tube 10 minute video on the unprecendented coming Blood Moons.
She thought you might consider adding us as a link to your website. We would be very grateful as there is no website in the
“entire” blood moon myriad of sites on the internet which compares the absolute perfection statistically of the coming tetrad
compared to all the previous 7 Biblical tetrads plus Jesus’ crucifixion. Please view Graph 8A you’ll know what I mean of how profound the coming one will be.
Thank you , Paul Grevas
The following article came out today 4/10/14 in Yahoo
The following article came out today 4/10/14 in msn.com
Mid-East Prophecy Update — March 23rd, 2014
There are two main pronouncements in his sermon. The first is about flight 370 from Malaysia and the other is about Putin and his aggresive actions in Cremea and toward the EU and the US. He covers the peace treaty and the threads from Iran.
There are so many things brewing in the prophetic pot these days that is hard to ignore all the things that are linning up to happen.
Thanks to Luis Vega for this post about the future temple in Jerusalem.
Luis Vega (14 March 2014)
“The Holy of Holies – Geometric Location pinpointing the 3rd Temple“
The Holy of Holies
Geometric Location pinpointing the Dome of the Tablets
Prophetic Comparisons and the Coming 3rd Temple
by Luis B. Vega
Online PDF chart at: www.sonoma.edu/users/v/vegalu/eschatology_files/Holies.pdf
Thus saith YHWH, ‘The Heaven is my Throne, and the Earth is my footstool: where is the House that ye build unto me? and where is the place of My Rest?’ –Isaiah 66
If the Kerry Peace Initiative that is to formulate in April of 2014 will formalize the relationship between a newly created State of Palestine and the State of Israel, then the mutual recognition of the 2-State ‘solution’ to the Arab-Israeli Conflict might well stipulate that part of the agreement will be to allow for the rebuilding of the Temple of GOD. Based on sacred geometry and ley-lines, the Dome of the Rock does not need to be dismantled or altered in any form to accommodate the 3rd Temple. Based on the phi ratio proportions of the Temple Mount Platform presented in this illustration, it is strongly suggested that it would appear that the real location of the Holy of Holies is pinpointed at the place of the Dome of the Tablets or Spirits.
The accompanied chart illustrates 3 main points related to the 3rd Temple and the Ark of the Covenant. 1) Mathematically, the Temple Mount Platform is in an approximation to the phi ratio proportions from the Dome of the Tablets (Spirits), to the Dome of the Rock, to the Al Aqsa start of the building. 2) The Temple Mount Platform approximates the proportion to the measurement of the Ark of the Covenant itself. 3) The main structures of the Platform, the 3 ‘Domes’ mirror the 3 articles contained within the Ark of the Covenant Moses was instructed to build by the LORD GOD YHWH. The 3 articles contained in the Ark were the copy of the 10 Commandments or ‘tablets’, the Jar of Manna, and the almond Staff of Aaron that budded.
If a comparison to each is made, all the 3 items of the Ark correlate to the 3 structures on the Temple Mount as the illustration will show. If indeed the Holy of Holies corresponds to the Dome of the Tables (Spirits) there will be enough room to accommodate the 3rd Temple that might be part of the final and formal mutual recognition of the Palestinian and Israeli States. This will occur on the 66th year anniversary of Israel’s independence in 1948.
Dome of the Spirits (Tablets) Phi Ratio
If the phi ratio spiral is overlaid to both the Temple Mount Platform and the Ark of the Covenant from a top view perspective, there is almost an exact match. In terms of the Temple Mount Platform, the phi ratio spiral directly correlates to the Dome of the Tablets (Spirits). It is rather interesting that the Dome of the Tablets could very well correlate to the Holy of Holies as this specific place is where the Tablets rested within the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark contained the very Tablets of the Law of YHWH that Moses made.
These Tablets of the Law were a copy of the originals made by the LORD that Moses shattered upon the people during the Golden Calf incident at Mt. Sinai. What is most significant about this spot is that it was where the Shekhinah Glory appeared above the Mercy Seat. This Presence of YHWH transcended space and time at this place on Earth, piercing and bridging the dimensions of the Heavenly with the Earthy.
Ark of Covenant Type of Temple Mount Platform
The Ark of the Covenant depicted in the chart illustration is one that was conceptually arranged by Ron Wyatt upon his claim of being a first-hand eye-witness to its configuration during one of his archeological quests in the Old City. The dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant in inches are 52’’×31’’×31’’. Astonishingly, the width and length of the Temple Mount is a fractal of these numbers. The length of the Platform is 520 yards and the width is 310 yards. What these comparisons are also stipulating is that the whole Temple Mount Platform complex could be seen as one giant ‘Ark’ or throne or perhaps a footstool as is the case that often one puts up one’s feet on top of a chair sort of speak. This is where the verse in Isaiah 66 and others may have a new perspective.
A Metaphorical Comparison
To reiterate, the dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant אָרוֹן הַבְּרִיתapproximates the dimensions of the Temple Mount Platform with an overlay of the phi ratio spiral. If this typology is consistent, then the 3 main articles contained within the Ark of the Covenant, could be seen as directly relating to the 3 main structures on the Platform. This is only a theological and metaphorical comparison.
1) DOME OF ‘Tablets’ (SPIRITS)
The Dome of the Tablets or also known as the Dome of the Spirits corresponds to the Tablets of Moses, the 10 Commandments. This is where the moral law of the GOD of the Universe was set down to govern the primary affairs between GOD and Mankind and amongst Mankind.
2) DOME OF ROCK
The Dome of the Rock corresponds to the Jar that contained Manna. GOD instructed Moses to take a sample of the ‘heavenly bread’ into the Ark as a witness of GOD’s miraculous provision during the Wilderness journey of the Israelites to the Promised Land. What is also miraculous is that the Manna endured and did not decompose as it did in the Wilderness. The Dome of the Rock is so named because of the Foundation Stone that protrudes out of Mt. Moriah. It is speculated that this is the place where Abraham attempted to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. Interestingly, the ‘rock’ is round like that of the Manna, presumably and the Dome itself is like that of a ‘jar’.
The almond Staff or Aaron can thus also allude to the ORION 3 star alignment. The 3 structures or ‘domes’ can also be corresponding to this heavenly alignment as other charts show entitled The Gates of Orion. The staff would have been part of the staff or a walking staff that could have been 27’’ in length, enough to use as a cane; assuming that the average height of men in that era was around 5 feet.
This length would also be able to fit inside the Ark. If the staff was that of a shepherd’s type for example, it most likely would have been longer and thus the staff in the Ark would have been a portion of it. It is also interesting that from the Al-Aqsa to the Dome is the longest span of distance between the 3 domes. It is also interesting that the nave, as the Al-Aqsa was actually a church first is only as long as it starts the ORION 3 star alignment configuration from that edge of the building, not the dome itself.
According to the conventional definition, it is a mathematical concept in one respect. Many call this mathematical and geometric relationship ‘the signature of GOD’. It is seen in all living things, plants, and hurricanes to galaxies or patterns of growth. The perfect human form or body is also in approximation to this ratio that is also called the Golden Mean, the Golden Section etc., used in architecture and art as well.
‘In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. The figure on the right illustrates the geometric relationship.’
Messiah – Jesus A type of the Ark
According to the Book of Hebrews, the author’s main emphases is that Jesus Christ is the real and true essence of the types GOD used to instruct and teach Israel about who and what GOD was and is. Such parallels of the types included the Passover Lamb, the High Priest, the Temple itself, Moses, etc. What many Bible scholars have also alluded to is that the Ark of the Covenant is such a ‘type and shadow’ of the work and ministry of Jesus Christ. In essence, the Ark of the Covenant is a personification of Christ in the following ways described in Scripture.
1) Tablets = Law (DEATH)
‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.’ – Matthew 5:17
2) Manna = Bread (LIFE)
‘I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.’ – John 6:35
3) Staff = Resurrection (LIFE)
‘I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live’ … – John 11:25
Will a 3rd Temple be built?
Although the exact and correct location of the prior Temples of Solomon and Zechariah (Herods) are in general dispute, those that seek the New World Order and those ‘Masons’ that seek to build a Temple to their coming ‘Prince’, the Luciferians know exactly where the 3rd Temple is to be built.
No amount of Muslim protest either will prevent ‘time’ and sacred geometry from fulfilling the prophetic time-clock of the Temple Mount. The 3rd Temple will be built according to how some interpret the books of Daniel and Revelation. With or without Islamic protest, there is a current dilemma over the Temple Mount. Israel has total sovereignty over the entire Temple Mount since the 1967 Six-Day War but Moshe Dayan relinquished ‘administration’ over the site back to the Jerusalem Waqf وقفwhich only has deferred legitimacy given by the Prime Minister of Israel. Perhaps at this historic juncture of the 9-month April 2014 Kerry Peace Initiative the Prime Minister will exercise his sovereign right to permit the building of the 3rd Temple. Perhaps this issue of the 3rd Temple will come to the forefront of the treaty as part of the conditions for establishing a Palestinian State.
Astonishingly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel clearly stated in his speech during the last American Israel Public Affairs Committee AIPAC meeting that he is prepared to recognize and accept a Palestinian State so long as the Palestinian State recognizes Israel. This mutual agreement that is a piece in Oslo Accord’s puzzle could thus pave the way for the 3rd Temple to be part of the bargaining chips and a condition for such a mutual political recognition. The cost will very well be the division of the Biblical land of Israel as the ancient ancestral lands of Judea and Samaria would be lost in compensation.
House of YHWH
If the Dome of the Tablets (Spirits) is the true location of the Holy of Holies, that will remain to be seen but it seems to be soon given the geo-political conditions that might well afford this time and place if the Kerry Peace Initiative is to be had. This theory of the Holy of Holies being at the Dome of the Tablets (Spirits) is just one of many ‘alternate’ theories of the Temple being somewhere else than where it will be. Some speculate and argue that it will be in Shiloh or over the Dome of the Rock, etc. Others speculate that it’s even south of the Al-Aqsa in the City of David.
In 1 Chronicles 22, it was David that bought the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite that is over the Dome of the Spirits/Tablets that was above the City of David on Mt. Moriah where the Temple Mount Platform is now. It was at that place and time that the Plaque was stayed for David having counted the fighting men of Israel, an explicit command by the LORD not to do. It was there at that threshing floor that the LORD instructed David to build an Altar. It is interesting that the Tabernacle of Moses is mentioned in that it was at Gibeon.
From that time, David instructed that the Tent of Moses be brought to Jerusalem and placed directly over this altar, this threshing floor of Araunah that later on he instructed Solomon to build the 1st Temple over it. David’s rationale was that it was a place of GOD demonstrating His mercy and sparing Jerusalem at the time and where GOD answered David’s prayer to stop the plague.
According to the Bible, the Temple was in keeping with this directive and purpose seen and recognized by King David. The Temple to YHWH was to be a ‘House of Prayer for All Nations’ – Isaiah 56:7 and where YHWH met with His nation, Israel and the world in general. It is also interesting that the threshing floor was used to separate the kernels for the wheat harvest. This could be alluding to a time or season of Pentecost. The Bible does say that spiritually speaking, now the Church is that Heavenly Temple, corporately made up of individual stones, or Believers that are being arranged by the LORD and building built up as a ‘spiritual house.
The Threshing of the Bride
The Bible declares that YHWH Himself has been building up the Body, the Bride into a ‘spiritual house’. With such a metaphor to consider, perhaps then if and when the 3rd Temple goes up at this same spot, it is also because the ‘spiritual house’ is complete and the Church will be taken as prepared sheaves into the real House of the LORD in Heaven as a result of the prophetic ‘threshing’ of the wheat over nearly 2000 years in the making.
According to the conventional definition of Threshing, it ‘is the process of loosening the edible part of cereal grain from the scaly, inedible chaff that surrounds it. It is the step in grain preparation after 1) harvesting and before 3) winnowing, which separates the loosened chaff from the grain. 2)Threshing does not remove the bran from the grain. Threshing may be done by beating the grain using a flail on a threshing floor.’
Many believe that the Rapture of the Church will be that ‘winnowing’ as the wheat is thrown up into the air and the chaff is blown away. The harvesting of souls has been currently under way since Pentecost. Due to persecution and trials over the centuries, the threshing of the Church has also accompanied the sorrowful history of the Church. Yet one day, the Church’s current state of ‘tribulation’ will end when the corporate winnowing will take place, i.e., the Rapture. It will be a time with the Saints are ‘thrown’ into the air to rendezvous with the LORD and separate the old corruptible body of sin and be clothed in the new body of life and incorruptibility and be ushered into the ‘barn’ or House of the LORD in the Heavenly Jerusalem. The following is a very simplified notion of this prophetic process.
1. Harvesting/redemption – a ‘cutting’ away from the world, a separation
2. Threshing/sanctification – a ‘beating’ to loosen from world, the kernel from the chaff
3. Winnowing/glorification – the ultimate separation done in the air
Many believe that this coming ‘winnowing’ or Rapture will take place during a corresponding Jewish Feast; many attribute the Rapture to occur on Rosh HaShana because ‘no man knows the day or the hour’…but this is not a Rapture verse, it is in the context of the LORD’ 2nd coming. The only ‘Feast’ of the 7 that the Church is directly and only associated with is Pentecost… a start and finish bracketed interval between the 1st 3 and the last 3 and associated with the wheat harvest.
What is interesting to consider though is that the 2 Blood Moons of the Tetrad of 2014-15 on the Passover dates of April 15, 2014 and April 4, 2015 do occur near the star Spica which means Wheat and associated with a harvest. Regardless, these are exiting times as the world grows darker and evil. May the Church be found ready for the coming prophetic corporate winnowing.
There is so much information on the article below that it must be studied carefully and thoroughly. It is a very possible timeline of the Apocalypse, the Rapture and all the major events coming next month in conjunction with the start of the blood moon tetrad.
With all the things that are due to take place it will be hard to imagine that they are not signaling the start of the Apocalypse and the Rapture of the church.
Many Christians hold to the conclusion that the Rapture will happen before the start of the 70th week of Daniel 9 but I have always thought of the possibility that it will happen between the opening of the first and second seal. In the article below Miriam Howard proposes just that.
It is a very exiting and probable timeline the one she presents in her well researched article. thanks to David Blackman for this compilation of thoughts.
David Blackman (14 Mar 2014)
“Reply to Taylor “2014 to 2017″“
2. A LOT of external support for 2017 as a significant year: A. exactly 1 Jubliee after the 1967 re-capture of Jerusalem, which was exactly 1 Jubilee after the Balfour declaration. B. Judah Ben Samuel. C. Judah Ben Samuel rejected Christ, thus his “messiah” coming in 2017 is the antichrist, not THE Christ, which further points to the mid-trib. D. The Pyramid of Giza points to 2017. E. EXACTLY 1260 days before Rosh Hashanah 2017 is Passover 2014. F. EXACTLY 1290 days after each of the days of Rosh Hashanah 2017 is Passover, Unleavened Bread, AND First Fruits/Easter. G. Exactly 1335 days after Rosh Hashanah 2017 is Hayom-Yom 2021, the day the world needs purification. It also happens to be 2-3 days before Pentecost 2021.
3. As mentioned in point #2, Passover 2014 happens to be 1260 days before the sign/Rosh Hashanah in 2017. Passover 2014 also happens to be THE FIRST BLOOD MOON in the 2014-2015 tetrad! Of the four, it is the VERY FIRST. The timing is beyond incredible. Just think about it.
4. Here is where it starts to get even more chilling (in a good way): according to TorahCalendar.com, Passover 2014, which is 1260 days before Rosh Hashanah 2017, happens to be MONTH 1 of JEWISH SPIRITUAL YEAR 6000. It is the first month of the 6,000th year!!!
“So, When Is The Rapture?”
by Miriam Howard
Recently, I was asked when I thought the Rapture would occur. My answer follows below:
I truly believe the Lord is finally going to come for us this coming Spring on the Feast of Firstfruits, on April 20 /Nisan 20 , 2014.
Beginning on April 1/Nisan 1 thru May 29/Iyar 29, 2014, the Gregorian calendar days and the Jewish calendar days will fall on the same number and the same day of the week.
The whole prophetic plan of God is overlaid upon Israel’s agricultural year from start to finish, beginning in the Spring, “at the appointed time,” “at the time of life”(Gen 18) for the season of resurrection when “the new shoots” burst out of the ground, at the opening of God’s Sacred Year, which opens on Nisan 1, near the beginning of the first harvest – the Barley – as the first grain and the first crop to be harvested in Israel. Christ is called… “But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.” 1 Corinthians 15:23.
The Bride of Christ is called “His Body” and believers are referred to as “a type of firstfruits” in James 1:18. The Body of Christ must represent the same agricultural product and harvest as Christ-Himself, which is Barley. It would be totally out of agricultural order to assign the firstfruits of the Body of Christ to a different agricultural product than that of Christ Himself!
Also, Revelation 14, which is a parenthetical chapter, in verses 14-16, portrays the Jewish ’Son of Man’ sitting on a cloud with a sickle in His Hand. An angel tells Him that the “the harvest of the earth is now ripe.” The Greek word “ripe” there is the Greek word for “dry” and is a clue for the beginning of the grain harvest – as that is the only crop in Israel that is harvested when dry! The Lord is the Husbandman – a farmer – and like any farmer any where in the world, He always begins His harvest season IN ORDER, with the FIRST crop that is ripe for harvest!
Two verses later, an angel comes out with a sharp sickle to harvest “the vine of the earth”which is “ripe.” But this time, the Greek word there for “ripe” is an antonym – an opposite - to the first “ripe” above it and means “wet,” which reveals the grapes are “full of the blood of the grapes,” which describes them fit and ready to be thrown into the “winepress of God’s wrath.”
That is the reason that Springtime, during the Barley harvest, on the day of presentation of the Feast of Firstfruits – which is always Resurrection Day – is the ONLY day in the whole year for the BODY of Christ to also “rise from the grave” and be presented to the Father, by the Son, as the Law commands in Deuteronomy 26:10 forever !
The Wheat harvest follows some 50 days later, which begins with “the firstfruits of God and the Lamb”during the Tribulation which the Bible clearly represents as the conversion and sealing of the Jewish 144,000, in Revelation 14:4 . I believe their sealing will take place on the first Pentecost of the Tribulation.
The wheat harvest continues throughout to the end of summer which represents the Jews and the Gentiles in the first 3 1Ž2 years, as well as the harvest of “the summer fruits”(Amos 8:1-2, about which the Bible says this: “The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.”) Jeremiah 24:2-5 describes “good figs and bad figs” i.e. good (saved) Jews and Gentiles and bad (unsaved) Jews and Gentiles. In Israel, the first ripe fig appears very near the Feast of Harvest, which is Pentecost. (In Scripture, all mention of ‘wheat’ is a symbol for the nation of Israel and the Gentiles).
The Grape harvest follows at the end of summer/beginning of Fall which symbolizes the utterly wicked- both Jews and Gentiles- throughout the entire last half of the Tribulation, beginning in the middle of it.
The Earth’s seasons reflect God’s Plan- as the Spring in the “time of Light” at “the end of the latter rain,” at the beginning of God’s Sacred Year- starting on Nisan 1.
The Fall is “the dark time” of the year with the death of Earth’s vegetation evidenced by the browning of the vegetation and the ultimate drop-off of leaves. This is symbolized by the Grape Harvest which is a type of the beginning of the death of the utterly wicked, beginning in the middle of the Tribulation and continuing on throughout the whole last half of the Tribulation, culminating with the battle of Armageddon in the Spring upon the return of Yeshua, the Messiah, Who brings the final death to all the remaining wicked.
In Israel, the end of the levitical year (Exodus 34:22) culminates with “the Feast of Ingathering” (Tabernacles) which symbolizes the previously harvested crops that are gathered into “my barn” (Matthew 13:30, which is a symbol for the righteous Jews and Gentiles, at the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom on Earth during “the Feast of Tabernacles.”
Following this is the preparation of the fields by plowing up the old residue in order to make the ground ready for the sowing the new seed (a type of the redeemed remnant of both Israel and the Gentiles), and the arrival of the former, early rain, the gentle rain, in order for new growth to begin which continues throughout the winter months with the fall of the heavy, winter rains, through to the Spring, which ends with the last rain, the latter rain of the year- usually falling no later than in “the first month” (Joel 2:23), in preparation for the first harvests of barley and flax. (Flax was the most important fiber in the Bible because it was used to make fine linen. We see Jesus clothed in linen, fine and white, throughout Scripture. Also, Revelation 19:8 describes the Body of Christ, the Bride, who has been made ready for “the Marriage Supper of the Lamb”…this way: “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” This scene willtake placein perfectseasonal order, after the close of “the latter rain,” as flax becomes ‘ripe’ for harvest along with the barley, for the return of Christ with His Bride.
Like last year of 2013- the same pattern presents again- when the last day of Unleavened Bread opens upon the close of Firstfruits- on April 20/21- Nisan 20/21. I wrote about last year how I believed Revelation 5 depicts “a holy convocation” with us- the Bride – casting our golden crowns before the Lord on His Throne. I wrote how the Greek word “general assembly” in Hebrews 12:23 is definitely “ a convoking” i.e. “holy convocation” to which we are brought! I wrote how John entered into “the spirit on the Lord’s day” in Revelation chapter 1, which I believe was the Feast of Firstfruits which always on ‘the Lord’s Day,’ and I believe that is our rapture right there, though not said by John. I wrote that John is called to Heaven in chapter 4:1, however, the first thing he saw is the 24 elders who represent the Body of Christ, ALREADY with crowns on their heads, indicating that the Bema judgment has already taken place! So, somewhere between chapter 1 and 4:1, the Bema has already occurred, whether John saw it and just did not write of it or did not view it, we do not know. But, the saints already have their crowns in chapter 4, which I believe is now the close of Nisan 20/the opening of Nisan 21, the last day of Unleavened Bread. I wrote that again, I believe chapter 5 is showing our holy convocation (Nisan 21), before the Lord.
Leviticus 23 tells us that both the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15) and the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 21) are both holy convocations before the Lord. As such, they are deemed “a sabbath of rest in which no servile work may be done” in Leviticus 23:7-8.
Something of great interest in the spring of 2014 is this: A complete lunar eclipse will occur on April 15/Nisan 15 on the holy convocation at the opening of the Feast of Unleavened Bread! “The first eclipse of the year is well placed for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere. The eclipse occurs at the lunar orbit’s ascending node in Virgo (Virgo is the symbol of the woman of Israel). None of the eclipse is visible from north/east Europe, eastern Africa, in the Middle East or Central Asia.”
I personally believe this particular lunar eclipse, with the Moon representing both the nation of Israel and the Body of Christ, will be a signal and a portent which will herald the coming in 6 days thereafter of the “disappearance of folks all over the world” and the immediate opening of the Day of the Lord and the beginning of the Tribulation with the shock and awe of “the sudden destruction” from Heaven, beginning in the spring.
Immediately AFTER the Bema when Jesus takes His seat on the Throne and opens “the scroll” which is written on both sides, and is the same scroll that Ezekiel saw which contained the words “lamentations, mourning and woe”in Ezekiel 2:10, the Day of the Lord will begin.
Another truly big reason I believe this Spring will BEGIN HIS DAY – besides everything we are seeing happening at this very moment-in all the world, but especially in Israel and the Middle East, with way more to come to past before next Spring, is that Israel’s next sabbatical cycle of 7 years will open on Tishri 1 of 2014, Jewish year 5775. THAT will allow the Lord to end the Tribulation in the Spring of 2021, return to Israel in time to “build and cleanse the altar” and the whole levitical system, called “the law of the house” in Ezekiel 43:11-12. This will all begin on Nisan 1,of 2021, with the fulfilling of the ordinances that the Law commands to be carried out throughout Eternity, beginning with the first Mosaic feast cycle with “all” the redeemed of Israel (Romans 11:26). “The Branch” (Zech 6) will lay the foundation and begin to build the Third Temple “in the second month” of Iyar/Zif (1 Kings 6:1) and (Ezra 3:8) when the foundations of the two prior Temples were laid, but this time- it will be laid on top of Mt. Zion which will be “high and lifted up higher than any other mountain on Earth” (Psalm 2:2; Isaiah 8:18; Isaiah 10:12; Micah 4:7), then “the Branch” will continue building the Temple through the summer months with people all around coming to help Him, which will then be completed by that Fall, when Tishri 1, 5782, 2021, will again open another Sabbatical cycle, and then on Tishri 10, Yeshua will declare that day to open the first Jubilee year of Eternity- as Lev 25 commands, when He will award the 12 Tribes their eternal inheritances, along with those of the priests of Zadok, the Levites, the city, the Temple and to the Prince Himself, as Ezekiel 48 says, and then at the ‘feast of Ingathering at the end of the year” (Tabernacles), the Messianic Kingdom of David will have officially opened on Earth.
Also, it is important to know that Daniel’s “Seventy Weeks” prophecy began on Nisan 1, as Ezra 7:6-9 says. It can be proved that Tishri 1, Julian year 458 B.C. opened Israel’s Sabbatical year of 3304. 458 B.C. can be proved to be “the seventh year of Artaxerxes.” The “seventy weeks” began in the Spring of 457 B.C., Jewish year 3304, when Ezra left Babylon for Jerusalem. [From the opening of Jewish year 3304, on Tishri 1, 458 B.C., to the opening of Jewish year 3787, on Tishri 1, 26 A.D. equals 483 years, or “sixty nine weeks” of years, from “sabbatical year to sabbatical year!” (All Jewish sabbatical years divide equally by 7). Yeshua, the Messiah, “the anointed one” came to Israel …after… “seven weeks” and “threescore and two weeks” (Daniel 9:25-26).
Not only did Jewish year 3304, 458 B.C. open a Sabbatical year on Tishri 1, but it can be proved by Scripture to have also been a Jubilee year. By an archaeological finding, “the Assyrian” king Sennacherib, dated 2 Kings 18/19 when came down against Judah and King Hezekiah, etching the date into a granite stele. This took place in the spring of the Julian year 702 B.C., which was Jewish year 3059. Hezekiah prayed to the Lord about what he should do about this invasion and Isaiah came back to him with this answer from the Lord, in 2 Kings 19:29-31:
“ And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof. And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.”
“This year” was the 7th year; “in the second year”was the 8th year; “in the third year” was the 9th year.
This “sign” that the Lord gave was not only telescoping prophecy down to the beginning of the Kingdom, as an eternal, ongoing command, but it also proves that that year of Sennacherib’s invasion, Jewish year 3059 , was a not only a Sabbatical year, but also a Jubilee year, just as the first year of the Kingdom will be, 5782 . The Lord gave king Hezekiah instructions straight out of Leviticus 25:21-22, which states the Lord’s original command from the Year of Jubilee. (Don’t forget ALL Jewish 7th years can be equally divided by 7.)
Jewish year 3059 (702 B.C.) to 3304 (457 B.C.) = 245 years. 245/49 = 5 Jubilee cycles.
The 70th week of Daniel began in Jewish year 3787 , which opened on Tishri 1, 26 A.D.
[* It bears remembering that when the Children of Israel crossed over into the Promised Land the first time, the manna immediately stopped on Nisan 16, and the Children began eating “of the fruit of the land” that was already available and waiting for them (Joshua 5:26). The same great blessing will be available to the remnant their first and second years in the Land, which will give them time to plant in the 8th year and reap and partake in the 9th year! Praise God for His wonderful Law of the Jubilee Year!]
Yeshua fulfilled the first half of Daniel’s 70th week. From Tishri 1, 26 A.D. to Nisan 1, 30 A.D. is 3 1Ž2 years, the first half of Daniel’s 70th Week!
Yeshua was anointed at His Baptism, at the beginning of His ministry, NOT at the Cross, at the end of His ministry.
Yeshua was cut off 3 1Ž2 years after His anointing, as Daniel 9:26 clearly states.
3 1Ž2 years after the Cross in Nisan of 3790, 30 A.D. was Tishri 1, 3794, 33 A.D.
Tishri 1, 26 A.D. to Tishri 1, 33 A.D. = 7 years.
If the nation of Israel had accepted Jesus as their Yeshua Messiah and turned from their sin, they would have entered the Kingdom of David in the fall of 33 A.D. the opening of the new Sabbatical year, which would have been the final 490th year of Daniel’s prophecy. (490 years = 10 Jubilee cycles). Tishri 10, of Jewish year, 33 A.D, Jewish year 3394 , would have opened that first holy Jubilee year at the beginning of the Kingdom.
>From the Fall of702 B.C. to the Fall of 33 A.D. = 735 years / 49 = 15 Jubilee cycles.
[It is only the wicked Jews and the wicked Gentiles who will be subject to the last half of Daniel’s 70th week. The first half of the Tribulation is called “the travail of the woman” in the Bible.]
[Daniel’s “Seventy Weeks” began in the spring on Nisan 1, 3304, and it will end in the spring on Nisan 1, 5782. 5782-3304 = 2478 years/7 = 354 overall Sabbatical cycles from start to finish.]
If the Lord chooses this next coming 7 year cycle- beginning in Nisan of 2014, with the Sabbatical opening in the ensuing Fall on Tishri 1, 5775, 7 years later at the opening of another Sabbatical cycle, which will open on Tishri 1, 2021, Jewish year 5782, He will proclaim Tishri 10, the Day of Atonement as the beginning of a whole, new, holy Jubilee cycle, the first one of Eternity.
[If one begins counting by 49 years, from 33 A.D., the last Jubilee would have fallen in the fall of 1993, which of course was not a Jubilee to the Lord, and the next one would be in the fall of 2042. Of course that is too ‘far out’ and is completely out of the question! That is why He has chosen a whole new, holy Jubilee year cycle of years to begin. The Lord cut off Israel’s Jubilee cycle at the Cross because of the unbelief of national Israel.]
For all the above reasons, I fully expect that the Lord WILL NOT bypass this coming Sabbatical cycle for the redeemed, nation of Israel!
Also, here is something also interesting to consider:
“I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days : thy years are throughout all generations.”
In Hab 3:2, the prophet entreated the Lord:
“O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.”
The Psalmist is pleading with the Lord NOT to take him away IN THE MIDST OF HIS DAYS, and Habakkuk is praying that THE LORD REVIVE HIS WORK IN THE MIDST OF MYDAYS…” IN THE MIDST OF YEARS MAKE KNOWN”….”in wrath remember mercy!”
The word “midst” in the KJV means MIDDLE most of the time. Mid Trib will fall in the MIDDLE of the Sabbatical cycle - with the opening of Jewish year 5778 beginning in the fall of 2017. The Lord WILL REVIVE HIS WORK when…All the remnant will be brought “to safety” in THE MIDST OF YEARS WHEN THE LORD MAKES KNOWN HIS WORK of MIGHTY GRACE AND MERCY for the remnant – protecting them from the ‘Great and Terrible Day of the Lord in the last 3.5 years filled with God’s full, unrestrained wrath upon the utterly wicked, which is the last half of Daniel’s 70th week! The Lord will NOT “take away” or “cut off” the righteous of Israel in “the mist of their days/years” at Midtrib, but instead will preserve them in order for them to be able to go alive into the Kingdom! Yeshua promised Daniel that “all thy people”- referring to the righteous remnant (of all Israel) “will come to rest” by the 1,335th day of the Tribulation (45 days after the 1290th day “when the abomination that makes desolate”) in Daniel 12:12. In His wrath, God will surely remember mercy for the sake of the future remnant, as God’s wrath and fury BEGINS at the BEGINNING of the Tribulation, starting with the Seal Judgments!
Remember- Psalm 90 promises the nation of Israel ’70 years.’ (Jesus was “cut off” in the MIDDLE of His years at the Cross.) 1947/48 (5708) to 2017/18 (5778) = 70 years! Remember God’s prophecy in Jeremiah 29:10-14, which is a Kingdom prophecy and can ONLY be completely fulfilled AFTER Israel repents and turns from her sin, becomes reconciled to the Lord and is restored… The “70 years” BEGINS in the middle of the Tribulation, but “AFTER 70 years” willfulfill the prophecy when“All” Israel (the remnant only- Romans 9:6/11:26), will be appointed for salvation in the first 3 1Ž2 years of the Tribulation, as no one comes come to faith in Christ in the last 3 1Ž2 years, and will receive a new heart and the water of the Holy Spirit is poured out upon them, as Ezekiel 37 says, at the end of the Tribulation.
ALL the pieces fit this time, THIS TIME HE WILL FULFILL HIS PLAN! I believe as we approach the DAY- events, signs and signals will be such THAT WE WILL DEFINITELY KNOW FOR SURE THIS TIME…THAT THIS WILL INDEED BE THE RIGHT TIME….FINALLY !
“And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.”Job 29:23
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”James 5:7
[The ‘latter’ rain is the last rain! It is another clue for the proper season for our gathering unto Him!]
Mr. Avi Lipkin gives the behind the scene explanation of the probable cause and the consequences of this conflict in Ukraine. This is an excellent three part series.
Good work Mathman.
Mathman (1 March 2014)
“Is the fall of the U.S.A. in Scripture? Part 4 of 4 – Who will cause the U.S.A. to fall and the world’s reaction“Nando end
Neil Lipken (1 March 2014) “NEED EMERGENCY PRAYER!“
A letter to Rae Lea Lipken from Nando
Your son Neil wrote a letter asking for prayers for you. I will pray for you so that God will show you the way for understanding which must come before we believe.
First you must understand that God exists and that He wants to make us part of His family as sons and daughters. From Neil’s letter I can see that you already believe that God exists.
Let me see if I can help you see that Jesus is that God that the descendants of Jacob And Isaac have been worshipping for thousands of years.
The key to understand is rather simple and started in the Garden of Eden. God created Adam and Eve and put them in a perfect environment in the garden. He gave them a restriction which they did not keep and this disobedience brought death and decay to the world.
When they saw what they did they tried to cover it by covering their bodies with leaves. God saw them and did not accept their attempted cover up. He killed one or two animals to give their skin for cover thus explaining that sin could only be covered with the payment of blood from a living creature.
The story is repeated in Cain and Able when Able sacrificed a lamb and Cain the fruits of the land.
Able’s sacrifice of blood was accepted and Cain’s was not, thus causing Cain to slaughter the righteous Able and spilling his blood. This murder was instigated by Satan and it is the first human sacrifice that he demanded. To the present he has demanded human sacrifice in the billions and this he demands as a proof of submission to his authority.
Human sacrifice was part of all ancient cultures and continuous to the present.
Satan’s demanded sacrifice of blood serves him in many ways the two most important are proof of loyalty and the elimination of God’s creation.
The blood sacrifice system demanded by God was of a completely different nature and for a different purpose.
This background brings us to the patriarch Abraham. God appeared to him and told him to take his son Isaac and offer him in sacrifice. Abraham was living in an era where all the nations surrounding him followed Satan’s sacrifice model where they routinely sacrificed the children by fire. This request must have been a shocker to Abraham who must have been practicing lamb sacrifices all his life.
He obediently obeyed God as well as Isaac who carried the wood in his shoulder for the sacrifice.
At the point of striking the dagger to slain Isaac the angel of the Lord prevented him from doing it and provided a lamb as a substitute.
God was testing Abraham’s faith and obedience as well as Isaac. But this is the secondary objective of God in this episode. The main objective was to form a type or precursor for Israel and all the generations to come that the only acceptable sacrifice to God for the forgiveness of sin was to come in the future when He would take His son Jesus and offer Him in the cross to spill His precious blood for the payment of all sins.
If you can see the example of Abraham with Isaac as pointing to God the Father and Jesus then you can see and start to understand that Jesus had to be God to be able to pay for our sins. I am sure that Neil your son can expand and explain this much better in person if you are willing to listen with an open heart. You must also understand the nature of the love that took place in this sacrifice on the part of God.
I also have a 91 year old mother who is reluctant to hear the message of the Rapture and to go deeper into the scriptures. I will keep you and Neil in my prayers.
The prophecy conference this coming March is being discussed in this video. The cost of the live streaming is $50 which is well worth it. Last conference I paid this fee and was able to see all the presentations. It was very good and money well spent. I would highly recommend it to any person interested in Bible prophecy.