Posts Tagged ‘Lunar Eclipses’
Jim Bramlett posted this article today where he argues for the strong possibility of knowing the time up to a day or two of the Rapture.
Today there are several posts in http://www.fivedoves.com that infer that the Rapture and the Day of the Lord or the Apocalypse will start on a feast of Rosh Hashanah of some year.
This year is very significant for all the things that are occurring in the world at the present time and from one of the posts we can see that the sliver of the new moon was seen today in Israel for the first time placing today and tomorrow as the day of Rosh Hashanah.
From another post below you can see that the last trumpet is the 100 trumpet that is blown on that day.
Jim Bramlett (7 Sep 2013)
“Can We Know?“
Many zealous believers are continually searching the Scriptures for clues concerning the timing of the rapture. Other believers are critical of their effort, repeating the misunderstood mantra: “Of that day and hour knoweth no man.” What is the answer?
That brings us to the title of this essay;
by Jim Bramlett
It is mind-boggling to think that our generation alone is uniquely standing on the precipice of time and where no generation has ever stood. We are living in the days spoken of by the ancient prophets.
These prophets spoke of the Israelites being gathered back into their own land, in passages such as Ezekiel 37:21, “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land.” This began in 1948. The “dry bones” of Ezekiel 37 have come alive.
As also prophesied, we are seeing the world turn against Israel. “On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations” (Zechariah 12:3). The catalyst for this is oil, or petro-dollars, causing the world to sell out tiny, democratic Israel to despotic Muslim nations for purposes of greed.
These signs are historically unprecedented. Only this generation has seen them. But there are many other biblical signs, such as: increased violence worldwide (as in the days of Noah), increased apostasy, increased cults and false religions and false prophets, increased natural disasters such as frequency of earthquakes, and more.
For these and many other reasons, is it any wonder that millions believe the return of Christ is so near? Polls show that even many non-believers think the world is at such a point. This is the most exciting time in all history to be alive!
Just the question — when? — causes some Christians to cringe, protest, or even scoff! They quickly point out that Jesus said, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man” (Matthew 24:36 KJV).
Some believers criticize other believers who are seeking God’s clues, either from the Scriptures or by personal revelation. It is interesting that it was apparently by personal revelation, not Scripture, that many people knew the exact day of Elijah’s rapture (2 Kings 2)! Are there types in the Old Testament? Do God’s principles repeat themselves?
Some claim we should focus only on the Great Commission and evangelism and not be concerned when the Lord will return. However, the Bible repeatedly tells us to “watch” for the signs, so not doing so would be disobedient. Also, those who are watching and expecting Jesus’ soon return are probably the most zealous group of witnesses for the gospel among all Christians.
The doubters may mention Paul’s words that the day of the Lord will come like “a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2). But many believers have so misunderstood these verses that they are oblivious to the times, not watching for the Lord as He commanded, and are often absorbed by the cares of this world and their own agendas.
As to Matthew 24:36, some scholars point out that Jesus’ words here are in the present tense, addressed to His hearers at the time, and not to those alive at the end of the age when Daniel’s vision would be unsealed (Daniel 12:9). This would be similar to Matthew 16:20: “Then he warned His disciples not to tell anyone that He was the Christ.” As evidence, many other Scriptures reveal to us that God will reveal at least the approximately time. (Even if the “day and hour” restriction is literally valid today, it may be because the Earth is in 24 time zones and always in two different days.)
Jesus also said, “but my Father only” knows, which pins the statement to His hearers at the time, when Jesus was still on the earth, because surely there are now no secrets in the Trinity between the Father and the glorified Son, who are truly One. Also, in context, He seems to be speaking of heaven and earth passing away (v. 35), not other end-time events. In addition, Jesus said, “If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee” (Revelation 3:3). He is obviously saying that to the one who watches, He will not come as a thief and that person will know the hour! (Hour — Greek hora — Strong’s 5610; various meanings, including, “any definite time, point of time, moment.”
It is clear that Jesus will not come as a “thief in the night” for watchful believers, because in the very same passage, verse 4, Paul tells us, “But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.” If we are trusting in Christ and looking for His coming, Paul said that even the very day does not have to surprise us!
Also, Jesus exhorted, “If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief” (Revelation 3:3, KJV), obviously saying He will come as a thief only to those not watching! It is obvious that for those watching, He will NOT come as a thief.
Jesus rebuked those who did not understand the signs of the times in His day: “O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times” (Matthew 16:3).
Of the end of the age, Jesus said, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh”(Luke 21:28). He said we would know when it is near!
God said, “Surely the sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing it to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7, NIV). God said “nothing,” and He did not exclude Christ’s return. I take Him at His word.
God not only knows the end from the beginning, He tells us that He makes it known! “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.” (Isaiah 46:10). He has already made it known! I personally believe it has been hidden in His Word all along, to be unlocked in His timing. There is nothing wrong with seeking! No doubt, it pleases God.
God said, “I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee” (Isaiah 48:5, KJV).
Jesus said the Holy Spirit “will teach you all things” (John 14:26). He said “all things.” Did Jesus make a mistake, forgetting to exclude when He will return? I don’t think so.
Friends confide in one another. Abraham was called God’s “friend” (Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23). “And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do” (Genesis 18:17). Now, because of Jesus’ atonement, we are called friends of God: “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends” (Jesus, John 15:15). The Bible also says that Jesus was crucified so that the blessing of Abraham, part of which was friendship with God, would come upon the Gentiles — us (Galatians 3:14).
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (NIV). Many Bible students believe that ancient events and dating in the Bible are shadows and clues that foretell the coming of the Lord, even the timing. An example is the six days of creation, seen as 6,000 years of man’s dominion over the earth, before the return of the Lord and the seventh, or Sabbath Millennium of peace, with Christ ruling in Jerusalem. According to scholars, we are now at the end of 6,000 years since Adam
There are other such passages. God clearly promised that we would know at least approximately when Christ will return, and even “the day” will not surprise us, as the Holy Spirit reveals through Paul!
In addition, there is ample precedent for God revealing specific times in advance.
He gave Noah advance notice of when the flood would be (Genesis 6,7).
He told Abraham how long the Israelites would be in Egypt (Genesis 15:13).
As mentioned, He revealed to many the very day of Elijah’s rapture (2 Kings 2).
He told Jeremiah how long the Babylonian exile would be (Jeremiah 29:10).
He told Daniel exactly when Messiah would come the first time (Daniel 9:25-26).
Some, including the brilliant Sir Isaac Newton, believe this same passage holds the key to the timing of His return.
There is evidence that the Bible reveals the exact number of years of “the times of the Gentiles” and the exact span of time to Israel’s rebirth in 1948 and the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967.
Obviously, leaving us clueless now would violate God’s own established pattern as revealed in His Word!
Also obviously, we are not left clueless. There are many signs. Let us remain watchful and ready, and be found doing the Master’s work.
There are two posts today in http://www.fivedoves.com that are very significant in the determination of the start of the day of the Lord or the seven year Tribulation called the Apocalypse.
The first is an excellent article by Mr. Luis Vega with a link to some charts he produced of the heavens and the link to the sign of the woman and the dragon shown in Rev :12. The other is by BG Ellis. The links to both are given below.
Blood Moon Rising! Jesus Returning Soon? Carl Gallups explains
and the one for Luis Vega:
Luis Vega (29 Aug 2013)
“Rev 12 Heavenly Sign: 2017 – the Coming Middle-East & Celestial Wars“http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/aug2013/luisv829.htm
I will try to explain what I see in the post of Luis Vega and the video of Gallups.
First I must say that I believe that the 70th week of years of the prophet Daniel 9:27 and the span of time from Rev 6 to 19 are the same. I also believe that the seven seals, seven trumpets and seven bowls are in series and that none occur in parallel or in any combination that the readers imagination wants to put it. The word is precise and orderly and rev12 does not come at the same time or before rev7.
At Rev 11 we see the role of the two witnesses and it says that their testimony is 1260 days long and they are killed, remain dead 3 1/2 days and are resurrected, at Rev11:4 it says this ends the second woe or 6th trumpet.
Next we see the 7th trumpet sound and the coming of the seven cups of wrath.
At this point with Rev12 the woman and the dragon are shown. The woman was pregnant and the dragon was ready to devour the child. On verse 6 the woman fled to the desert for 1260 days to be protected. Rev 13 is a continuation of the narrative and shows the dragon coming out of the sea and in Rev13:6,14 was given 3 1/2 Years to exercise its authority.
From these two chapters we see the same period of time 3 1/2 years that are describing the same period one describes what will happen to Israel at the same time that the other describes the dragon doing his thing in the rest of the world. This is to me the great tribulation.
Going back from the description of the woman in the heavens a period of 1260 days we can determine the start of this seven year time period, or the beginning of the ministry of the two witnesses of Rev 11. The 3 1/2 days that they are dead could be a period between the two halves or as I am more inclined to think include in the last 3 1/2 years.
In Luis Vega’s article and charts he gives the most probable date for the sign of the virgin and dragon to appear as September 23, 2017. Going back 1260 days from that date (http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadded.html?m1=9&d1=23&y1=2017&type=add&ay=&am=&aw=&ad=1260) we get the date April 12, 2014 which is 3 days before the blood moon lunar eclipse that falls on Passover April 15, 2014, the first of the moon tetrads. It is important to understand also that at the start of the tribulation the years will revert back to 360 days in a year so the calendar dates will not coincide any more with the ones we have now but the position of the constellations will keep their order and each will align with 30 days.
The Rapture of the church in my opinion could occur at any time before the start of the Tribulations. It could well be today and the world would still have a few months to the Tribulation.
All the numbers are based on the date of the virgin of Rev 12 in the sky and as such it could be on a different year and the scenario be off.
This article posted below is long and accurate in reporting the immediacy of the coming seven year Apocalypse.
How you stand with Jesus will determine your destiny. Will you be Raptured and avoid the destruction or are you going to go through it?
Carl Worline (19 Aug2013)
“New Signs of an Imminent Rapture“
New Signs of an Imminent Rapture
By Carl Worline
August 17, 2013
Around the middle of July I wrote an article about how there are so many signs pointing to the end of the Age of Grace that we can hardly see the road upon which we are traveling as we move ever closer to the rapture of the Church. Approximately 4 weeks have passed since I wrote my previous article and during that time so many new signs have popped up that I feel an urgent need to list some of the more prominent ones. I hope this article will encourage those who are patiently watching and longing for Jesus to come and take us home. I also hope that, perhaps, somebody who is only lukewarm in his walk with the Lord will find this article and realize that it is time to get serious. We actually are the last generation of the Age of Grace. Something big is about to happen and it is not only going to happen really, really soon; it is also going to be so spectacular that it is beyond our ability to comprehend.
Time and space only permit me to list the most significant signs that have popped up in recent weeks. There is so much more going on in the world that is pointing to an imminent rapture. Please forgive me for all that I have failed to include. I will also make a sincere attempt to leave out all of the signs I pointed out in my first article so as to have room for the newest signs that I feel require our attention. For anybody who might be interested, the link below will take you to my original article:
The earth continues to groan as it longs to be free of the curse that was pronounced upon it when Adam and Eve first sinned again God. Freakish weather continues to be the new “normal.” This freakish weather is not being caused by global warming. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that data for 2012 shows we are now experiencing a cooling trend, and a recent report by the Met Office shows that global warming actually ended 16 years ago. The arctic saw the shortest summer in recorded history. South America is currently in a massive deep freeze as the death toll in China rises from their record heat wave. The lingering heat wave in Japan has left 19 dead and put 9,800 people in the hospital so far. Heavy rain in Pakistan has killed hundreds. Severe flooding continues in Southeast Asia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. In the past month more than 150,000 have been displaced by flooding in Sudan with more rain expected in the coming days. Meanwhile, Germany is experiencing a heat wave and hailstones the size of tennis balls. Rainfall in Iran has decreased by 58 percent as they continue to threaten to destroy Israel. There were 1,122 record cold temperatures recorded in the U.S. during a single week. The drought in New Zealand has been the most extreme in history. Natural disasters displaced 32.4 million people in 2012 with 2013 on track to be even worse.
We are currently experiencing 34 major wildfires burning across 11 western states and staggering amounts of rainfall in 16 eastern states. Severe heat is being felt across the entire nation.
Dormant volcanoes are coming back to life. The last time I checked there were 7 volcanoes that were showing new activity and 9 volcanoes with on-going activity. A volcanic eruption in Indonesia just killed 6 scientists. Earlier this year we had 4 volcanoes erupting in Russia within a range of just over 100 miles of each other. Many other volcanoes are showing a growing increase in seismic activity.
Earthquakes continue at an alarming rate and have become so common that they are seldom reported in the news. The latest one was a severe, damaging, and shallow magnitude 6.9 in New Zealand on August 15th.
Strange unidentified sounds coming from no apparent source or direction continue to be reported all over the world. The sounds in described as heavy scraping, to groaning, to booms or explosions, to a continuous hum. A steady, droning sound that creeps in slowly in the dark of night and continues for many hours at a time has been reported in places as disparate as Taos, New Mexico; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland. Loud booms have been reported in 25 regions of the U.S.
In the Bible we are given a message of judgment in the last days by the prophet Hosea about how the land, itself, will mourn:
Therefore the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes, along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky; and also the fish of the sea disappear. Hosea 3:2.
Perhaps we should believe what Hosea prophesied around 710 years before Christ. I had planned to list the mass animal die-offs that have occurred in just one month picked at random this year, but the list would be too long. Please go to the link below which lists 519 known mass animal die-offs that have occurred in 78 countries so far this year. These are only the know occurrences. Many more unreported ones certainly exist. While you are there please take a few moments to pause and consider this incredible loss of life. God is using the animals as a warning to us of what is about to come upon mankind.
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, Japanese officials informed us that highly radioactive water is pouring out of the damaged nuclear power plant complex at Fukushima at the rate of 300 tons per day. This highly radioactive water is systematically poisoning the entire Pacific Ocean. There is also 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel rods that are tightly packed together at the moment and need to be removed as part of the clean-up. This nuclear material has the very real potential of releasing 14,000 times the amount of radiation that was released from the atomic blast at Hiroshima 68 years ago.
Despite all of the current flooding throughout the world fresh water is becoming scarce. One-third of the world’s population has limited access to clean water. Egypt is ready to go to war with Ethiopia over the Nile. Pakistan is on the verge of a crisis over the lack of drinking water. Sub-Saharan Africa is in particularly dire need. In 20 African countries, more than 30 percent of the population does not have access to safe drinking water. China and India are also experiencing unprecedented strain on their drinking water supplies. Drought in Namibia is threatening over 400,000 people with hunger. A recent report confirms that the 2013 drought in New Zealand was the worst of all time. The largest reservoir in New Mexico only contains 3 percent of the water that it did during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
In Chapter 24 of Matthew Jesus told us that there would be signs in the heavens of His Second Coming. This seems very logical since they will be visible to the entire world. There has been a huge up-tick in solar activity, especially in the southern hemisphere of the sun. NASA tells us the sun will reverse its magnetic polarity within the next 3 months and the effects will be felt far beyond the orbit of Pluto, which is the farthest planet in our solar system. A high speed solar wind is currently buffeting the Earth’s magnetic field and this is causing a G-1 geomagnetic storm around the Earth’s poles. There was a very spectacular filament eruption on the sun on August 6th. During the middle of July there was a coronal mass ejection from our sun that was large enough to have produced a Carrington-class electromagnetic pulse (EMP) disaster. This huge pulse crossed the Earth’s orbit and barely missed colliding with the Earth. A coronal hole has formed on the sun’s northern hemisphere and it is spewing solar wind into space. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the UV dark gap during the early hours of August 14th. These coronal mass ejections in recent months have produced some spectacular displays of northern lights. In the meantime, the Perseid meteor show has just conclude. A new star has been discovered in the constellation Delphinus. There was a 1,250 mile wide hurricane at the north pole of Saturn, and a meteor struck a garbage dump in China punching a 6 foot deep hole into the ground.
Jesus told us that there would be an increase of evil in the last days. We are certainly seeing an increase of horribly sick and disgusting acts. One small recent example would be the two 18 year old girls whose faces and upper bodies were horribly burned with acid during the recent celebration of Ramadan in Zanzibar. I am not going to list any further examples because they are just too sickening to think about. Nevertheless, the number of these acts continues to rise dramatically.
Islam continues to spread throughout the world with a rabid vengeance. A group called the American Muslim Political Action Committee is planning a one million man Muslim march on Washington D.C. to protest the profiling and treatment of Muslims and they are also planning to hold it on September 11th, the anniversary of the worst domestic massacre in American history in the name of Islam. The Muslim world continues to demand that the rest of our planet accept Sharia Law with all of its horrors. Islam hates Jews, Christians, and all other religions with a fanatical passion that can only be described as “supernatural.” There is also a huge increase in Muslim vs. Muslim fighting. When the restraining influence of Christianity is snatched away from the world in the harpazo (rapture) a single worldwide religion will form in which Islam will play a very major role. Even the leaders of Islam can sense this. Leaders in Iran are, once again, loudly proclaiming that Armageddon is at hand and to prepare for war because the arrival of the Mahdi is imminent.
Christianity continues to spiral out of control toward extinction in the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world. Churches, homes, and businesses of Christians in Egypt have been stormed and burned in Egypt. Egypt is the home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world and also has the largest Christian population in the Middle East, totaling 8 to 12 million people. The government of Cameroon has shut down 50 Pentecostal churches and has vowed to shut down an additional 50 churches. Christianity is fast becoming an endangered species in Nigeria where over 100 Christians are murdered each month. Jihad is emptying entire towns in Syria. Christian students in Eritrea have been beaten and imprisoned for refusing to renounce Christ. In India 5 women were publicly beaten for sharing the gospel. On August 2nd three evangelists in Indonesia were sentenced to 3 years in prison for “evangelizing Muslims.” U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki issued a press release condemning the “enemies of Islam” who were responsible for terrorist attacks at the end of Ramadan while remaining totally silent about the terrorist attacks against Christians throughout the entire Middle East and Muslim world.
Persecution of Christians here in the U.S. continues to grow in intensity. Ever since the June 26th pro-gay rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court religious persecution of Christians within the United States has increased dramatically. One example would include people who provide services for weddings and have been particularly targeted with horrific fines and even jail time for refusing to provide services for same-sex weddings. Another example would include an airman who wrote an article entitled “No atheists in foxholes,” and was severely reprimanded for his beliefs, while atheists demanded even more severe punishment.
Anti-Semitism is also increasing. At Toronto’s Al Quds Day very young children were featured making hate filled rants against Israel and Jews.
A major sign that the rapture and the end of the Age of Grace has to be near is the crumbling of fundamental Christian doctrines. The name of Jesus has become a dirty word in politically correct America as well as the rest of the world. The new pope says it is not for him to judge homosexual priests and the Vatican is even offering “time off from purgatory” for those who follow Pope Francis tweets. Are we back to selling indulgences again? Our evangelical community is turning away from opposing homosexuality in favor of a more tolerant atmosphere. Television evangelist and pastor John Hagee has publicly declared that he no longer opposes a proposed ordinance that seeks to protect the rights of gays, lesbians, transsexuals, and transgender people in San Antonio, Texas. More people in the U.K. believe in aliens from outer space than do people who believe in God. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has publicly declared that Christianity has helped to make Russia a great nation and has called for an end to worldwide persecution of Christians, while President Barack Obama has publicly declared that the United States is not a Christian nation and has remained silent about worldwide Christian persecution. On July 31st a Muslim Imam opened a session of the United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. with an Islamic prayer.
Blasphemy and mocking have reached a fever pitch, just as we were told it would in the last days. A few days ago I watched a story on Fox News showing a small child praying to Obama and praising him for his greatness. I also saw an article about a Facebook post entitled “Virgin Mary should have aborted.” The content of the post was equally as offensive. Similar pages are becoming increasingly more common. I will not list any further examples because I find them so offensive. We are very definitely in the last of the last days.
Many will argue that all sins are equally offensive to God, but I have always felt that homosexuality in all of its forms is particularly offensive to our Lord. Perhaps this is why the supernatural forces that are at work in the world against us are so intensely determined to force the homosexual agenda upon the rest of us. Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu has declared that he would prefer hell over a “homophobic” heaven. Gays are set to sue the Church of England for refusing to perform same-sex weddings. Churches in the United States now fear lawsuits over gay weddings as well. A proposed law in San Antonio, Texas, would bar Christians, along with anybody else who opposes homosexuality, from holding public office or obtaining a city contract. Rhode Island and Minnesota have just legalized gay marriage, bringing the total to 13 states in the U.S. Tel Aviv has been one of the most friendly cities in the world for pro-gay couples in the world and Jerusalem, the city God claims for Himself, just held a parade to support pro-LGBT legislation in Israel. America has granted gay spouses equal visa privileges. The U.S. military has recently announced that same-sex spouses will gain all of the benefits open to opposite-sex spouses by September 3rd. This includes healthcare and housing and will be open to any military member with a valid marriage certificate. While all of this has been going on a California committee approved legislation which would cause any non-profit organization that does not embrace homosexuals to lose their tax-exempt status.
Sexual perversion continues to increase as well. On August 11th, California’s Democratic governor Jerry Brown signed into law the “bathroom bill” mandating schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice-versa. When it comes to internet porn, a recent poll found that the U.S. is well ahead of the rest of the nations of the world and that we are the host of 60 percent of the world’s pornographic web sites. The same poll found that 30 percent of all internet traffic worldwide involves pornographic sites, and that 66 percent of the pornography in the United States originates in California.
Wars and the rumors of wars are one of the major signs we were told to watch for as a sign of the end of the age. Russia recently held the biggest war games in decades, involving 160,000 troops. Well over 4 million people have been displaced by fighting in Syria as the civil war in that nation lingers on. Chemical weapons have been used in the conflict. The fighting in Syria is becoming global as more and more nations send weapons and troops to participate in the fighting. Zimbabwe’s government has signed an agreement to sell uranium to Iran. Japan just unveiled its largest warship since WWII. Bitter enemies India and Pakistan, both of whom possess nuclear weapons, are now exchanging gunfire across their borders. We have just learned that 400 advances hand-held surface-to-air missiles were stolen from Benghazi and have fallen into the hands of radical Islamists. Britain’s busiest airport, Heathrow, has been put on high terror alert after “credible” intelligence emerged that al-Qaeda is plotting to bring down airliners flying out of London with the help of female suicide bombers with explosives concealed in breast implants.
The IDF reports that Hezbollah has a weapons cache of 60,000 rockets and that all of Israel is now in range. Israel is now facing an on-coming al-Qaeda on all 3 Israeli borders: Golan, Lebanon, and Sinai. Gaza has resumed firing rockets into Israel and Israel has resumed air-strikes against the terrorists who fire them. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has declared that his goal is to have “not a single Israeli” in a future Palestinian state. The Palestinians have stated clearly and frequently that they will not compromise in their goal to steal all of the land of Israel and to completely once-and-for-all-time eliminate all traces of the Nation of Israel and to kill every single Jew in the world. They refuse to recognize the very existence of Israel. At the same time Israel continues to bomb yet another weapons convoy in Syria and has announced plans to begin the next block of homes in the West Bank, giving preliminary approval for 1,187 new settler homes. Instead of standing with our supposed friend and ally, the U.S. State Department has bitterly criticized Israel for building settlements in the disputed territory. Secretary of State Kerry has publicly and firmly declared that the United States views all settlements in the disputed territory as illegitimate and illegal. America is the referee who is pushing (shoving) Israel to divide their land. God has promised in the Bible that we will be held accountable for harming Israel.
After assuring us for months that al-Qaeda has been decimated, the United States temporarily closed 21 embassies all over the Middle East and other parts of the world over fear of an imminent attack by al-Qaeda while violence and murders all over Iraq and Afghanistan are leading us to the realization that all of our fallen and wounded soldiers, and the unimaginable amount of money that we spend, were lost in vain.
Our president has assured us that he has al-Qaeda “on the run.” On this point he is absolutely correct. Al-Qaeda is definitely on the run. They are running straight at us with their bayonets fixed and wearing their explosive vests as they scream “Allah Akbar.”
We are told that one sign of the coming rapture will be the world in a political upheaval. The latest death toll from the uprising in Egypt has now passed 800 with the number of wounded well into the thousands. It will get much worse in the coming days. On August 15th the military backed government of Egypt authorized the further use of live ammunition. Anti-U.S. hostility is rapidly increasing in Egypt. They barely tolerate our existence as they soak up billions of dollars of American foreign aide. The new president of Egypt has even refused to take calls from Obama. We are on the very verge of the fulfillment of Isaiah 19. Meanwhile, CNN reports that the CIA is going to unprecedented lengths to insure that whatever it was doing in Benghazi remains secret, even going so far as to require monthly polygraph examinations of those who know the truth.
Signs of an imminent worldwide economic collapse also point to a rapture occurring at any moment. All of the nations of the world are bankrupt to one degree or another. Each nation holds each other up in a worldwide Ponzi scheme that could have only existed this long through divine intervention. When the restraining force of our Lord is removed everything will collapse. The only solution will be a worldwide currency with a mandatory and infallible means of personal identification, such as a biometric scan or an RFID chip. Right now over 97 percent of the money in the world exists only in the electronic memory of the worlds banking computers. Less than 3 percent of the money in the world is in the form of paper, coins, or bars of precious metal. Traders are talking about a worldwide gold conspiracy and there is evidence to back that up. We have record high demand for physical gold. Earlier this year when the Germans asked for 300 metric tons of their gold from the Federal Reserve in New York they were told that it would take 7 years for the Fed to come up with it. This set off alarm bells all over the world. Right now the bullion banks are experiencing unprecedented difficulties in coming up with the physical gold and physical silver that they are supposed to have. The stock market continues to set record highs yet nothing has been fixed. Something is very wrong here. There have been multiple occurrences of the “Hindenburg Omen” in recent weeks, which many analysts believe is a serious portent of doom in the stock market. Nearly all of Mexico lives in poverty. Similar to what Cypress did, Australia is now proposing a levy on bank accounts to pay government debts. Unemployment just passed 27.6 percent in Greece. Japan’s national debt is at $10.5 trillion dollars and is poised to set off a global financial panic at any moment. Currently, 50 percent of all government tax revenue in Japan goes to interest payment on its debt. Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, has claimed a mandate for “black empowerment” and has begun seizing all foreign and white-owned assets in the country.
Signs of an imminent financial collapse in America are equally as stark. Detroit can no longer pay its bills and has filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Two Americans are enrolled in food stamps for every job our president has created. A recent Associated Press survey found 4 out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least part of their lives. California is releasing 9,600 inmates from state prisons to reduce chronic, severe overcrowding and to save money. In a recent report black teen unemployment is at 41.6 percent. The U.S. debt obligation has now passed $70 trillion dollars. And finally, Americans living overseas are renouncing their citizenship in record numbers in order to avoid oppressive taxes being imposed on those living outside the U.S.
The American military is collapsing. Due to budget cuts brought on by sequestration the Navy has decided that it cannot afford to fix the Los Angeles class nuclear submarine Miami and is, therefore, decommissioning it. The Miami was damaged in May, 2012, by a fire while undergoing repairs in dry dock. We have aircraft carriers in port because we cannot afford to repair or refuel them. The Air Force Space Command has announced that it is shutting down its space surveillance system that detects and tracks satellites and space debris by October 1st due to budget cuts resulting from sequestration. This system has been operating since 1961 and is now being shut down because we can no longer afford the $14 million dollars it costs to operate each year. So far this year 2 of the 3 intercontinental ballistic missile wings of the American military have miserably failed safety and operational evaluations, calling into serious question our ability to defend our nation in the event of a nuclear strike against us. However, our military has decided that it could afford to host homosexual drag queens as part of a “diversity day” event at a Los Angeles Air Force Base. At the same time a 19 year veteran of the Air Force said that he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality. Soldiers should not be forced to embrace homosexuality in order to serve our nation.
America is not mentioned in Biblical end-time prophecy. Perhaps that is due to America’s political collapse, which has already begun. Our current administration has been rocked by the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the Fast and Furious scandal, and the Associated Press scandal. As a result, polls show growing support for impeachment. America has shown a total lack of leadership in recent world crisis. The world is on the brink of war over tensions in the Middle East. While Egypt first erupted in chaos our president went golfing and our Secretary of State took the day off to sail on his private yacht. Neither lifted a finger or said a word to help. As Egypt descends further into civil war our president continues to play golf on his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. A former aide has revealed this week that President Obama played cards during the bin Laden raid, which he was later so quick to claim the credit for its success. In an interview with the New York Times, President Obama suggested that you need to be a lawyer in order to be able know what the Constitution actually says. President Obama held a Ramadan dinner at the White House while the U.S. is at war with radical Islam – the religion that tells every one of its members to kill every single Christian and Jew. Obama canceled his “summit” meeting with Russian President Putin amid tensions over Russia granting temporary asylum to Edward Snowden. Apparently our president did not feel that this “summit” meeting was very important. The approval rating for our president has dropped to 41 percent.
Lawyers and politicians are now considered to be the bottom feeders of our society. We currently have a large number of politicians who are creating headlines for their sexual misconduct. Many Congressmen admit to passing laws they have not even read. What’s even worse, many of our political leaders, including our president, are refusing to enforce the laws they do not like. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was literally screaming at members of Congress 2 days after the Benghazi attack for daring to call the tragedy “terrorism.”
America runs off-shore prisons, including but certainly not limited to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where inmates have been denied all of the rights guaranteed by our Constitution. Even worse, America has tortured prisoners in these off-shore prisons and no amount of “spin” can ever change or justify it. Our integrity has a serious stain upon it that can never be removed and we can no longer claim the moral high ground in judging any other nation.
America is collapsing morally. Recent polls show that the U.S. marriage rate has dropped to a new low. Newly released video shows college students signing a petition to legalize abortion after a child is born. Time magazine is promoting the childless lifestyle as the path to “the good life” for U.S. couples. More than a dozen leading baseball stars have been given severe fines and suspensions from playing for illegal drug use. And an abortion clinic in Florida is now sending coupons to low income women offering a $50 savings on the cost of an abortion if the abortion is performed on a Sunday.
Political correctness is destroying America. An elementary school in Tennessee has banned pork so as not to offend Muslims. The Missouri State Fair has permanently banned a rodeo clown because he wore an Obama mask during a performance. A high school track team was disqualified because one of its runners made a gesture thanking God as he crossed the finish line. A teacher in New Jersey was fired for giving a Bible to a student who asked for one. A Florida police officer was fired because he called Travon Martin “a thug” on Facebook. In San Francisco authorities are installing “privacy screens” on computers in public libraries so perverts can view pornography without disturbing others. The Obama administration has banned any government training materials that link radical Islam with terrorism and is purging these references from all of its old materials. And in a new Army training manual U.S. soldiers are being warned to avoid all criticism of pedophiles in order to avoid offending Muslims. After all, Mohammad did marry his most favorite wife, Aisha, when she was only 6 years old.
Our government continues to conspire against its people. In my last article I talked about the 2 billion (plus) rounds of ammunition out government is hoarding, how the IRS is now training with M-16 full automatic assault rifles, the reported 2,700 armored personnel carriers it has purchased, and so much more. However, in the last couple of weeks I did note that the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration just purchased 72,000 rounds of hollow-point ammunition. Obama’s federal government is now using automobile license plate readers to track the movement of U.S. motor vehicles. Even police departments in small towns are now tooling up with elite military hardware. There is also the ever increasing number of reports in the news of police in America turning into ruthless thugs. In one case, a man innocently searched the words “pressure cooker” on the internet and another member of his family innocently searched the words “back pack,” only to find 6 armed agents knocking on his door shortly thereafter. President Obama is set to sign the UN Arms Treaty this month while Congress is in recess. This will lead to mandatory registration of all firearms in the U.S.
In order to take over the world the anti-Christ will need to know as much as possible about every single individual. Our government is currently building a mega data base on not only all of its citizens, but all of the people of the world. You’ve never heard of XKeyscore, but it definitely knows you. The National Security Agency’s top-secret program essentially makes available everything you’ve ever done on the Internet — browsing history, searches, content of your emails, online chats, even your metadata — all at the tap of the keyboard. …XKeyscore is its “widest reaching” system for developing intelligence from the Internet. PowerPoint training materials obtained by The Guardian show how analysts could use the system to mine sprawling agency databases consisting of a vast reservoir of data. At least 41 billion records were collected and stored in a single 30-day period in 2012, according to the report, which also says XKeyscore collects more than 20 terabytes of information daily, including emails, chats, social media interactions, and even browsing histories—all in real-time. The world is furious at us after learning of the extent of our spying on them from the Edward Snowden leaks regarding our mass surveillance programs. Germany canceled a decades long agreement with us to share vital intelligence information. Recently released documents by Edward Snowden reveal our president lied about our government spying on its citizens. The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008. The government’s challenge to us through all of this has been that if we are not doing anything wrong we have nothing to hide and, therefore, no reason to object.
If we want to know where we are on God’s end-time timeline we need to look at what is going on in Israel. The European Union has re-drawn Israel’s borders to the pre-1967 lines and has issued a directive barring all transactions with areas outside those borders. The UN has declared Israel to be an “occupier.” The new ruler of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, appears to be as rabidly fanatical about the destruction of Israel as the former leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As I mentioned a few moment ago, Secretary of State Kerry has declared that “The United States of America views all of the settlements as illegal. That is the policy of the United States.” We have touched the “apple of God’s eye” in a way that has surely made God very, very angry with us. Our own Supreme Court has struck down a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel on their passport as their place of birth. We have also publicly stated that the U.S. guarantees that Israel’s pre-1967 borders will be the basis for renewed peace talks with the Palestinians. Israel is very angry with the U.S. for revealing to the world that Israel used its submarines to launch cruise missiles that destroyed Russian made anti-aircraft missiles being delivered to the Syrians for use against Israel. Obama has leaked this information to the world knowing full-well that it invites retaliation against Israel, thus putting Israel in real danger. The Temple Mount is routinely being closed off to all Jews to appease Muslims who threaten to riot. Jews were banned from Temple Mount for most of the month of Ramadan. What I find most frightening of all are the remarks by Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, which seem to indicate that Prime Minister Netanyhu is willing to relinquish up to 86 percent of the West Bank in a land-for-peace deal that has no possibility of ever succeeding, and every possibility of angering God.
The black horse of the Apocalypse looms just over the horizon as world hunger increases. President Obama just signed an order banning ammonium nitrate fertilizers in the United States. This will produce a very severe negative impact on the food grown on our nation’s farmlands. Many parts of the world continue to ban genetically engineered crops. France has just announced that it will continue its ban on genetically modified corn. The war in Syria has destroyed half of their wheat crop. Freakish weather has destroyed a significant portion of the current world’s food supply.
The Bible tells us that there will be an increase in disease and pestilence in the last days. Anthrax is spreading over the northern region of Tajikistan. A plague infected squirrel has been found in a California campground. Honduras has declared an emergency over dengue fever. Hog producers are battling a virus that has killed piglets by the thousands and has a mortality rate of up to 100 percent. China’s bird flu has now started passing from human to human. There is a new mystery virus in the Middle East that is linked to camels. A boy in Florida has recently been infected with a brain-eating amoeba. The east coast of the United States is being overrun with a plague of cicadas. Billions of locust eggs are hatching in the Negev desert. Israel was hit by a plague of locusts just before Passover (That just has to be prophetic somehow!), and the capital of Bosnia has been hit by a plague of flies. One-third of the world’s food is destroyed by pestilence.
Advances in technology also point to our being in a time that closely parallels the “Days of Noah,” when the gene pool of mankind and the earth was polluted by angels who rebelled against God and caused God to be so angry that He destroyed the world with a flood. We have hacked our way past the firewalls of God’s computer and have gained access to the secrets of DNA that contain the codes of life. Foolishly, we have tampered with these codes producing human-animal hybrids created in laboratories all over the planet. Scientists have just announced their most recent accomplishments of implanting false memories in mice and producing rabbits that glow in the dark. Human genes have been implanted in many different animals. One does not need the gift of prophecy to know that God is not going to tolerate this flagrant disobedience much longer.
Jesus told us that the Great Tribulation will start at the 3 1/3 year point of Daniel’s 70th “week” when the anti-Christ stands in the Temple and declares himself to be god. Therefore, there will have to be Temple for him to stand in. The discussions on rebuilding the Temple are starting to get serious despite severe Islamic objections. The Israeli government is now funding the Temple Mount Institute and other organizations in their efforts to someday very soon rebuild the Temple.
I firmly believe that UFO’s will play a significant role in end-time events and that sinister supernatural forces have at been at work ever since the incident in Roswell in 1947, and even back to the earliest days of civilization, to plant the seeds in the mind of mankind that are necessary to carry out their evil plan. There has been a huge up-tick in recent UFO sightings and in cattle mutilations, where parts of the cattle are removed with the surgical precision we are scarcely able to duplicate today. The beings who perform these mutilations go to great lengths to insure they are never seen, and yet they deliberately leave the carcasses in places where they are certain to be found. Why?
There are other miscellaneous signs at we are at the end. Water has turned blood red in 9 waterways around the world during the past 2 years. Massive sink holes continue to appear all over the world. The latest one opened up a hole 200 feet wide and 90 feet for no apparent reason, and it continues to expand. Why are these sink holes gobbling up cars, homes, and people? Is the earth angry with us, or is it trying to tell us something.
Before bringing my long-winded and rambling essay in for a landing I want to point out one last sign that really stands out to me as proof that the moment of the rapture is upon us. A prophet named Asaph, who lived during the time of King David, had a vision from God and wrote about what it would be like in the last days. His work became Psalm 83. Three-and-a-half millennium have passed and the political situation in the Middle East surrounding Israel he predicted has been perfectly fulfilled. History tells us that the political situation in the Middle East is constantly changing. This means that the battle which Asaph alluded to must occur very soon or else it will be too late. Asaph has been dead-on with his accuracy so far, so I am certain that the remainder of his prophecy will be fulfilled in the very, very near future. Anyone who watches the evening news or reads the prophecy web sites will agree that the conflict described by Asaph has only been able be avoided this long by a supernatural restrainer. The moment this Restrainer is removed the Middle East is, most certainly, going to explode. Now, let’s take a look at the first 3 verses of Psalm 83. We must use the King James version since later versions change a very important word in the third verse:
1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. Psalm 83:1-3.
Wow. Did you catch what was said in verse 3? “Thy people” are the Jews, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. “Thy hidden ones” are the ones raptured to heaven. Psalm 83 speaks of a time just before Israel is attacked by the nations around us. The rapture of the Church will occur before the battle of Psalm 83 takes place.
In Revelation 3:3 Jesus commanded us to watch for His return. He also warned us that if we do not watch He will come upon us as unexpectedly as a thief in the night and if we do not watch we will not know the day or hour of His return. Paul told the Thessalonians in his first letter to them to watch for the Lord’s return in the clouds, when the dead in Christ will rise first when the trumpet blows. The bulk of chapter 24 of the Book of Matthew deals with Jesus answer when asked what the signs of his return will be. Chapter 25 contains the parable of the 10 virgins and the importance of watching and being prepared for His return. Over the centuries there has been much debate as to whether or not we can know the day or hour, but we can certainly know the season. We have that on the highest authority.
Never before in history has there been such an incredible number of signs that something big is about to happen, especially when all of these signs are occurring simultaneously. Many in the unbelieving world react with anger whenever the rapture is mentioned because it is becoming increasingly impossible to deny. All of humanity can sense it. Something really, really big is about to happen and it is going to happen really, really soon. Stockpiling water, food, medicine, and ammunition is not the answer. The answer lays in your own heart and where you stand with God.
Obama and Pope Francis will be the Antichrist and the False Prophet in the coming Day of the Lord Aug 17, 2013
God is in control of all His creation and this means the affairs of men and the movement of the heavenly bodies He created. Sinful humans will do the impossible to oppose this control or even acknowledge it, but it is there to be found and it is up to us to look for it and to marvel at the Glory of Jesus our Creator.
The times we are living are more than full of the manifestation of the Majestic magnificence of the Word of God the Bible. All these words are just a preamble to introduce an article written by a very dedicated Christian Mr. John Tng who is the host of http://www.fivedoves.com and a person who has an uncanny ability given by the Holy Spirit to find the hidden webs of times, persons and numbers used by God to punctuate and convict those who are doing the work of Satan and are trying to keep it hidden.
The light is shinning in these two very evil personages and their roles are proven and sealed by the movement of the moon and the sun and the mathematics and numbers that link the passages in the Bible that tie these two people together with the scriptural chapters and verses where they appear.
Mr. Tng uses simple arithmetic and some mathematics of triangular numbers to proof the roles of the Antichrist and the false prophet.
This is the link to the triangular numbers:
Please read and understand the geometric meaning of triangular numbers before the article by Mr. John Tng.
John Tng (17 Aug 2013)
“The Beast, the False Prophet & the Tetrads“
It’s been a long time since I last wrote. I have a couple of things to share with you which I trust will interest you.
The most significant prophetic events that happened this year are the election of Pope Francis and the second inauguration of Obama. Both men are key end-time players — one is the false prophet, and the other the antichrist. As you will see later, by counting Bible verses, I was able to identify both men with some degree of confidence.
Two upcoming significant prophetic events in the next couple of years are the proposed two-state solution and the blood moon tetrads of 2014-2015. In my calculation, I discovered that the tetrads point to Obama and the Pope in such an intriguing fashion that it is hard to attribute to chance; it is as if God arranged the sun, the moon, and the Earth to cause the eclipses to happen precisely to coincide with key dates associated with both men.
I will not go into the details of the tetrads — basically 4 blood moon eclipses falling on Passover and Tabernacles back to back in 2014 and 2015. You can learn all about the rare heavenly phenomenon in YouTube and the Internet. The upcoming tetrad will happen the 8th time since Christ. The previous two tetrads in the last 500 years fell on significant dates when Israel became a nation in 1948 and when Jerusalem first came under the Jewish rule for the first time since AD 70 in 1967. Given the timing of the proposed two-state solution, we could well see the rebuilding of the Temple at the time of the 8th tetrad.
I will not touch on the rapture in this post. My purpose is to show the significance of the 8th tetrad and its intriguing link to Obama and the Pope. Clearly, something big is coming with all that is happening. The rapture must be close.
God hides a huge secret in Pr 30:2 — the only scripture with gematria value 1318. This verse describes the beast of Re 13:18 to a T — “Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.” (the same Hebrew word for brutish is associated with beast in Ps 73:22). The chapter and verse numbers with colon removed, 302, is the Hebrew gematria for BARACK. Its verse order number counting from the first verse of the Bible, 17254, coincides with the day Obama aired a 30-minute election campaign advertisement — the most watched infomercial broadcast in the history of US television. At the end of the broadcast, Obama declared, “….. and together, we will change this country and change the world”.
From the day Obama was born, Aug 4, 1961, to the day the 30-minute advertisement was aired, Oct 29, 2008, there are 17254 days. This is precisely the verse order of the only scripture with gematria value 1318.
Let us turn our attention to the false prophet. From Obama’s birthday to March, 13, 2013, the day Pope Francis was elected, there are 18850 days inclusive. Verse 18850 of the Bible is Isaiah 61:6, “But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.”
Of all the 31102 verses in the Bible, the verse is BULL’S EYE in describing the Pope — the chief priest and minister of the Catholic Church.
The 2014-2015 Tetrad Connection
I have just shown you how by matching the number of verses with the number of days counting from Obama’s birthdate, two key dates show up — the appearing of the beast on Oct 29, 2008 and the appearing of the false prophet on March 13, 2013.
The tetrads seem to point to both men as well. Consider this: each tetrad lasts 532 days exactly.
||No. of Days
|6th||Apr 13, 1949||Sep 26, 1950||532||Israel became a nation since AD 70|
|7th||Apr 24, 1967||Oct 6, 1968||532||Jerusalem recaptured since AD 70|
|8th||Apr 15, 2014||Sep 28, 2015||532||Rebuilding of the Temple ?|
Proverbs chapter 30 — the chapter that conceals the identity of Obama as the antichrist in verse 2, is a chapter full of secrets. (I will write another post on it showing the rapture concealed here!) If you tear out from the Bible all the chapters starting from Proverbs chapter 30 all the way to the 666 beast chapter at Revelation chapter 13, and throw those chapters away, the Bible that you hold in your hands has exactly 666 chapters!
That is old information. In light of the tetrad phenomenon, the new information is this: Proverbs chapter 30 happens to be chapter 532 counting from the last chapter of the Bible. The number 532 is the number of days spanning the first and last eclipses of a tetrad!
This is one coincidence linking Obama the beast and the tetrad.
But more intriguingly, the number of days between the revealing of the antichrist and his false prophet is precisely 532 + 532 + 532 days !!!!!!
Are the tetrads a sign for those watching that the rapture is about to happen?
When Obama first came on the scene back in 2008 and 2009, I was quite excited for obvious reason, seeing that the lawless one had taken the reins of world power; and soon the whole world would be ensnared under his demonic rule, but not before the bride was removed.
However, Obama’s first term came and went and we are still here. Now I am excited all over again because of three developments: 1) the appearance of the last pope; 2) the proposed two-state solution within nine months; and 3) the intriguing 8th tetrad.
Just imagine the total number of days of the three end-time tetrads is exactly the same as the total number of days between the appearing of the beast and the false prophet!
Isn’t the tetrad a sign of how close we are to the rapture?
The 666 Triangle
I will leave you with one more confirmation. The tetrad total, 1596 (532+532+532), turns out to be intimately linked to the most triangular of all triangular numbers — the beast number 666.
Let us start with the number 666.
The number 666 is the 36th triangular number (i.e. the bottommost layer consists of 36 counters). But the number 36 itself is another triangular number; it is the 8th triangular number.
The reason why 666 is very triangular in nature is that even its derived numbers are triangular — both 6 and 66 are triangular numbers as well. Beginning with the number 666, try extract as many triangular numbers as possible from it and see where it is leading to:
666 => 36th triangle => 8th triangle
66 => 11th triangle
6 => 3rd triangle => 2nd triangle
Try adding all the numbers above: 666+36+8+66+11+6+3+2 = 798
It is half the sum of the tetrad total, 1596 (532+532+532 = 798 + 798) !!
The three end-time tetrads conspired together to point to the two most important end-time prophetic players and to link them to the 666 triplet (666, 66, 6) and associated order numbers. One 666 triplet is attached to the beast and the other 666 triplet is attached to the false prophet.
God cannot be more precise and clear in the hidden message of the tetrad sign.
As if all these coincidences are not enough, the period spanning the first eclipse of 1949 and the last eclipse of 2015 is 66 years and 6 months !!!
66 years 6 months = 798 months = 666+36+8+66+11+6+3+2 months !!!!!!
What are the odds of these happening?
Both the Bible verses (Pr 30:2 & Isa 61:6), and the tetrads, bear witness that Obama is the beast and Pope Francis is the false prophet.
We must be CLOSE to the rapture!
In the two preceding post the subject of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 are covered and expanded and links to the prophecies are given.
Here pastor JD Farag a Palestinian Christian pastor who has a congregation in Hawaii gives a very good explanation of these prophecies and links them with news of the three days prior.
As he mentions at the end it is frighting to hear if you do not know Jesus and expect to be taken out of this world in the Rapture prior to the Day of the Lord coming down the pike at alarming speed. This is the seven year period mentioned in the book of Daniel with the seventy weeks of years and in the Book of Relelation from chapter 6 to the end.
As usual his presentation is outstanding and thorough. There is however one point that I highly disagree with his interpretation and it is his believe that Rosh of Ezekiel 38 is the Antichrist.
I think the Antichrist is the president of the USA Mr. Barack Hussein Obama. He will become in the future during the Apocalypse’s seven years this Beast that rises out of the ocean in Revelation 13.
There are two very good and important articles posted by Luis Vega in five doves. His time and chart presentations are very good in my opinion and he has a gift of presenting written and prophetic information pictorially and correlating.
Luis Vega (8 Aug 2013)
“The End of the Church Age – A Menorah Typology“Nando
Luis Vega (8 Aug 2013)
“Luis Vega’s Logo – Compass and Square“Nando end
This post is a continuation of the one before. The originalpilgrim videos are in here to see. The link below is to the first of the Genesis timeline.
Thanks to Mr. David Webster for this article with the link to a program from Original Pilgrim that gives us more information about the signs and seasons that God has placed in the celestial heavenly objects to inform men of His appointed times.
David Webster (4 Aug 2013)
“Original Pilgrim – Tetrads, Gematria, Generations“
The heavens declare the Glory of God and are there as signs and seasons. This is also to mean that they are appointed times for God’s timetables.
God is able to compute His timetable without the use of the celestial objects in heaven, but that would not allow men to keep the knowledge of His appointed times.
This year the heavens bring celestial viewing in a great way with comet Ison and a rare solar eclipse.
The next two years likewise the heavens present a full and rare show of a tetrad of blood moon eclipses occurring on Jewish feasts. This is also a very rare thing to happen and every time this has happened it coincided with a major event in the History of Israel and the Jewish nation.
Mr. Luis Vega has written a very detailed and good article using the information in the heavens to decipher and speculate the prophetic scenario listed in the Bible.
His charts are excellent and full of information. Some of it is fact and some are his conclusions and speculation.
Luis Vega (4 Aug 2013)
“The Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2013 – Coinciding with Comet ISON’s Trajectory“
The Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2013
Coinciding with Comet ISON’s Trajectory
A ‘Type’ of the Harvest & Rewards to Come
by Luis B. Vega
‘Ask the LORD of the Harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.’- Matthew 9:38
The purpose of this study, with accompanied chart (see online link above) is to illustrate the occurrence of the very rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse that is scheduled to occur on November 3, 2013. What is significant about is particular Hybrid solar eclipse up to now, is that according to NASA’s calculations, since the time of Christ only 7 H3 Hybrid types have occurred as opposed to an H1, H2 or Hm for example.
More astounding is that out of the 7 total Hybrid H3 eclipses leading up the Tetrad of 2014-15, only 3 have been the even more rare (H3 n-) type since the 1st century. Impressively, the Nov 3, 2013 Hybrid eclipse will be the 7th H3 and 3rd (H3 n-) at the same time. To give a scope of the rarity of this type of H3 Hybrid eclipse in general, for example, given a century of time where there will be about 250 solar eclipses altogether, only about 25 will be Hybrids.
Furthermore, this type of Hybrid eclipse –according to NASA’s charts, is the only one since the time of Christ that has ever preceded a Tetrad within about 160 days of each other. To reiterate, the Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 will be the 7th H3 type in general but an even more rare type of a 3rd (H3 n-) Hybrid type leading up the Tetrad of 2014-15. And it is not just any type of Tetrad either.
There have been several Tetrads over the centuries, but what this particular about this Tetrad -as it will be for the one occurring on 2014-2015, is that all of the Total Lunar Eclipses fall on the 4 consecutive Jewish Holy Feasts of Passover & Sukkot. A Tetrad is a series of 4 consecutive Total Lunar Eclipses.
This study, with accompanied chart, will seek to also show that the Hybrid eclipse has some interesting correlations & associations with the Comet ISON. Comet ISON is said to be the brightest comet ever to be recorded & will start to be visible with the naked-eye, coincidentally on the very same day of the Hybrid eclipse. From that point on, ISON will be in the night skies with an ever increasing tail until the beginnings speed away from our inner Solar System starting in January 2014.
A timeline will graph the Jewish Holy Feast or more accurately ‘the LORD’s Appointed Times’ to show a correlation to specific dates related to both the Hybrid eclipse & Comet ISON’s trajectory. The timeline presented in the illustration will commence with the Fall Feasts of יהוה in 2013& end with the Spring Feasts of 2014. It is this particular Spring Jewish Feast season that will coincide with the 1st Total Blood Moon of the Tetrad of 2014-15; specifically on April 15, 2014.
Interestingly, as far as the timeline of dates is concerned, Comet ISON has a direct association to the Jewish Feasts of Chanukah that starts on Nov 27, 2013. This date of Nov 27th will also correspond to when Comet ISON reaches perihelion to the Sun, or the closest approach before being sling-shot out of our Solar System.
To reiterate, the last Total Solar Eclipse of 2013 will be taking place on November 3, 2013. It is referred to as a Hybrid eclipse because the eclipse event will have both Total and Annular properties. The Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 is in a class all unto itself. It is the rarest of the rare ‘Hybrid’ eclipses known to mankind. According to NASA’s calculations, the next one of this type, H3 is not scheduled to occur until the year 2172 and 2853.
The following is the list of the only 7 Hybrid eclipse category H3 that have occurred since Christ. Out of the total 7 Hybrids, only 3 specific ones have been the (H3 n-) type. The Nov 3, 2013 will thus be the ‘7th’ and the ‘3rd’ at the same time.
1) 05237 0190 Oct 16 20:54:58 8688 -22377 085 H3 n- 0.4293 1.0152 16N 93W 64 57 01m30s 1st
7) 09538 2013 Nov 03 12:47:36 00068 171 143 H3 n- 0.3272 1.0159 3N 12W 71 58 01m40s 3rd
To reiterate, a Hybrid eclipse is a unique type of ‘central eclipse’ where parts of the path of the eclipse are 1) Annular while other parts are 2) Total. This duality happens when the vertex of the Moon’s umbral shadow passes Earth’s surface at various points but falls short upon the surface of the planet while it does not along other portions of the shadow’s path. This is due, in part, to the curvature of Earth’s surface.
What is incredible in comparison to ’regular’ Hybrid Solar Eclipses is that this type of Hybrid eclipse H3 has only occurred a few times since Christ. According to NASAs calculations, there have only been 3 (H3 n-) types all together. (Please verify) What is more striking & different from the other Hybrid Eclipses is that the Nov 3, 2013 Hybrid is the only one that directly precedes a Tetrad as mentioned before. This Tetrad will start on Passover April 15, 2014 -which is only 163 days out from Nov 03, 2013. Coincidentally ISON will be able to be seen with the naked-eye on this same day, the day of the eclipse. Comet ISON will start to leave the Solar System around the beginning of January, 2014.
The last time a regular Hybrid Eclipse (H3) occurred was in 2005 where this type of Moon shadow dual-convergence occurred during the same eclipse. Another interesting number count occurs from when this 2005 Hybrid happened to the Nov 3rd one. Specifically the day count is as follows:Friday, April 8, 2005 to November 3, 2013 = 3131 days.
Perhaps this combination of the very rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse & Comet ISON are some sort of celestial time-markers of impending doom or gloom or hope and glory; perhaps both at the same time. Many in the End-Times community are believing that such ‘signs’ in the months leading up to the Tetrad of 2014-2015 may appear to be the ’harbingers’ to a coming time of judgment upon the world & Israel, if not then, perhaps in the immediate time following. It will only be about 3 months after comet ISON will no longer will be able to be seen by the naked-eye, that the Tetrad of 2014-2015 Total Lunar Eclipses will commence or ‘Blood Moons’ are they are also referred to.
Many End-Time Biblical scholars & Jewish theologians assert that comets are a terrible ‘omen’ for Israel. What is peculiar about the day of the Hybrid eclipse occurs is that the Planet Mars will be in the backdrop of comet ISON that will be able to be seen with the naked-eye for the first time. This will be possible if one is looking at the ISON from the hemisphere facing it in -which Israel is geographically at the midpoint.
Of course this assertion is depending on the position & rotation of the Earth at that actual time for the scenario illustrated in the charts accompanying this study to be accurate. In relative comparison to other solar eclipses, the duration of the Hybrid eclipse is projected to be a ‘brief’ one. For this reason, this scenario of Israel, in particular, but that of its hemisphere i.e., Middle East to see ISON for the first time with the naked-eye against the backdrop of Mars is speculative to some degree. But if there is some credence to such celestial imagery that may be prophetic in nature, then what that hemisphere can expect is war on a major scale against Israel.
Because comets in Jewish Rabbinical teachings always signals a bad omen of war for Israel and Mars is the ‘god of war’, this line-up could perhaps be a heavenly ‘wake-up’ call to an impeding war in Israel, or as in a possible ‘strife and/or turmoil. Perhaps such an occurrence as this could be a ‘trigger’ or cause for a divergence from the civil war in Syria, the strife in Egypt or Turkey to focus such satanic hate, murder and rage onto Israel. If there is any one issue that will unite the arabs & muslims together after a common cause is war with Israel.
Perhaps this very convergence of celestial events is signaling Israel’s anticipated and prophetic ‘travail’ as in the pains of a delivering woman. Indeed, this ‘picture’ of the line-up & timing of the 7th Hybrid eclipse with ISON crossing the Earth’s plain with Mars in the background could be signaling the coming of the Time of Jacob’s Troubles. This time may indeed soon come to pass for Israel and the whole world in general. (see online chart regarding Jacob’s Troubles here)
Perhaps an ensuing conflict during the coming Tetrad dealing with the nations against Israel will occur as they did in 1948 and 1967. This pattern, many have suggested, could have incredible & profound prophetic implication as to the timing of the Tetrad that is to begin on April 15, 2014 during Passover. Still other speculate that these 2 celestial markers or ‘Witnesses’ of Comet ISON in conjunction with the Hybrid eclipse will somehow signal an event that will trigger the start of perhaps the construction of the 3 Temple or soon thereafter. This is assuming that there will be a direct association to a certain prophetic event that is to occur during the 1st Total Blood Moon of the Tetrad in the Spring of 2014.
On an aside note, it was another comet, Halley’s that appeared in AD 66. Many assert that it was heralding the destruction of the 2nd Temple. Perhaps this comet, Halley that occurred 1948 years ago to the 1st Tetrad of April 15, 2014 will mirror with Comet ISON & signal the reconstruction of the 3rd Temple in like manner. Thus, could this comet ISON be the prophetic comet the will signal the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple as Halley’s Comet was the signal of the destruction of the 2nd Temple?
1) Halley’s Comet in AD 66 to 2014 Tetrad = 1948 Years
2) 2nd Temple AD 70 destroyed to 2018 Triad = 1948 Years
Some Peculiarities of the Eclipse with ISON
To reiterate, during the rare Hybrid eclipse of Nov 3, 2013 Comet ISON will be crossing Earth’s orbital plain. At this time, the part of the Earth that will be facing comet ISON will be the Middle East, in part. The comet will be visible with the naked-eye for the first time, at that time. What is anticipated to be spectacular is that throughout the hemisphere during the Eclipse in the darkened sky, planet Mars will be positioned, in line in ISON’s background.
Is it mere coincidence that ISON crosses Earth’s orbital plain during the Hybrid eclipse on NOV 3, 2013? Is it also coincidence that at that same time frame, it will mark the first time that the comet will be able to be seen with the naked-eye from Earth? The part of the Earth that will be facing the comet as the eclipse occurs will be the Middle East and European latitudes. Since Israel is in the ‘middle’ of the hemisphere geographically, many End Time scholars are speculating that, the LORD perhaps will be showing Israel a ‘double witness’ of sorts.
Listed below are the Jewish ‘Feast’ days or LORD’s Appointed Times: 2013-2014
Hebrew Year 5774
Sep 5-6, 2013
Jewish New Year
Sep 14, 2013
Day of Atonement
Sep 19-20, 2013
Sep 21-25, 2013
Feast of Tabernacles
Sep 26, 2013
Eighth Day of Assembly
Sep 27, 2013
Day of Celebrating the Torah
Nov 28-Dec 5, 2013
Jewish festival of rededication, also Festival of Lights
Mar 16, 2014
Day of joy and turning tables on enemies
Apr 15-16, 2014
Apr 17-20, 2014
Apr 21-22, 2014
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Jun 4-5, 2014
Festival of Weeks, giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
Aug 5, 2014
The Ninth of Av, fast -destruction of the two Temples
From a top view of the Solar System (see chart illustration) the planets will show their relative positions during the Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse of Nov 3, 2013. Comet ISON will be coming blow the Solar System as it reaches perihelion on Nov 27, 2013. This date is also the start of Hanukkah.
Comet ISON will then swing around the Sun -if it is not disintegrated and travel above the Solar System Plain as it exits out. ISON will again be in conjunction with to the Earth’s orbital plain around Jan 17, 2014 as it starts to exit out or the Inner Solar System Planets. The month of Jan 2014 will also be the limit in which the comet will able to be seen with the naked-eye.
A Type of the Rapture Harvest?
This study will also seek to illustrate Comet ISON’s anticipated path against the constellations as it leaves the solar system. ISON will traverse the constellations of Bootes or the Shepherd-Reaper and Ophiuchus on its way out of our Solar System. ISON will enter the constellation Bootes around December 2013. Perhaps this comet is to have a possible prophetic correlation to a Rapture ‘harvest’ on its way out. Again, this is only a study in the event’s typology & is purely speculative.
Nonetheless, this study will focus on one constellation in particular, that of Bootes. Biblically speaking, this could possibly be a ‘type’ or picture of the ‘Shepherd’ exiting out with ‘sheep’ as he swings his ‘sickle’ to harvest the souls of His Bride to Glory to close out the Church Age. Could this allude to the Rapture at such a point in time? The Bible does declare that Jesus Christ will one day will ‘harvest’ the souls of all mankind as there are several types of prophetic harvest in the Bible.
The Gospel Plan of Redemption in the Stars
From the research and work of EW Bullinger. This following excerpt is taken and quoted directly comprising the Biblical & prophetic interpretation of the constellation Bootes. Emphases added.
Bootes – the Coming One
‘He is pictured as a man walking rapidly, with a spear in his right hand and a sickle in his left hand. He Greeks called him Bo-o-tes, which is from the Hebrew root Bo as to come, as in The Coming. It is referred to in Psalm 96:13. It is probable that his ancient name was Arcturus as referred to in Job 9:9. The name of the brightest star, Arcturus.
1) Star a in the left knee, Arcturus means He cometh.
2) Star m in the spear-head is Al Katurops, which means the branch, treading under foot.
3) Star e just below the waist on his right side is called Mirac, or Mizar, or Izar. Mirac means the coming forth as an arrow; Mizar, or Izar, means the preserver, guarding.
4) Star h is called Muphride, i.e. one who separates as in a Harvest.
5) Star b in the head is named Nekkar, i.e. the Pierced One –Messiah (Zech 12:10), which tells us that this coming Judge is the One who was pierced. Another Hebrew name is Merga, who bruises’.
Prophetic Biblical Interpretation
‘The meaning of the Stars brings us back again to Genesis 3:15, and closes up this first chapter of the First Book (VIRGO). It shows us the Person of the Promised Seed (Jesus Christ) from the beginning to the end, from the first promise of the birth of the Child in Bethlehem, to the final coming of the great Judge and Harvester to reap the harvest of the Earth.
This was the vision which was afterwards shown to John (Rev 14:15,16), when he says, “I looked; and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle and reap; for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”
Bootes is the conclusion of the first chapter of this First Book. Here we see the Woman whose Seed is to bruise the serpent’s head, the Virgin-Born, the Branch of Jehovah, perfect Man and perfect GOD Immanuel, “GOD with us,” yet despised and rejected of men, and yielding up His life that others may have life for evermore. But we see Him coming afterwards in triumphant power to judge the earth.’
Comet ISON will speed-up, as it swings around the Sun during its perihelion on Nov 27-28, 2013. As it has been already noted, this very date will coincide also with the start of Hanukah. As the comet heads toward the Celestial Center where the ‘Golden Gate; or Gate of GOD is at, it will then loop around the Sun towards the constellation Ophiuchus after its perihelion. Soon thereafter, the comet appears to go through Serpens as it ‘strikes’ the head of the snake, starting around December of 2013. This echoes the Promise of Genesis 3:15…to ’bruise the Head of satan/lucifer ‘.
>From a purely speculative but Biblical perspective, Comet ISON could be a very significant & prophetic ‘harbinger’ or sign on many levels –as portrayed going through the constellation Bootes. It could perhaps be a ‘sign’ for the World, the Church & Israel during & probably soon thereafter the comet leaves the Solar System. In terms of the Body of Christ, many believe that the Church Age is about to conclude in these ‘Last Days’. The Church of Christ, metaphorically, could be about to be ‘harvested’ as the path of ISON accents the ‘Celestial Sickle’ that the Shepherd Bootes depicts.
This ‘Celestial Shepherd-Reaper’ Bootes is linked to 2 animals that in ancient times were SHEEP, not canines as they are depicted in modern times today. Perhaps each is representing the 2 delineations of what comprises the Church Age; the Jewish & Gentile fusion of the one Body of Christ. Furthermore, the comet passes by the CROWN of Bootes (Corona Borealis) that awaits the Overcomers at the Bema Seat of Christ after the Rapture.
As it may appear that these remaining months leading up to the Tetrad of 2014-15 may seem like a prophetic countdown of sorts, it is no time for the Church to be caught off guard. As many individuals, marriages, churches and community of Followers of Christ are experiencing intense spiritual warfare, it is at these times when we need to stand fast in our Faith in Jesus Christ and ‘be still and know that the LORD is GOD’.
It appears that the Church, the world and Israel are going to be in the crosshairs of the LORD’s prophetic time-clock very soon. All the heavenly signs in the Sun, Moon and Starts are screaming that the eye of the prophetic hurricane is going to be soon upon us. If either the Blessed Hope happens before this time, during or afterwards, may we cling to the Comforter, GOD the Holy Spirit for solace and peace to keep us until the Call from on High & ‘harvest’ to come.
At the end of the day today 6PM the Passover festival starts. It is this Passover that in my opinion will see the start of the seven year Tribulation period.
First reason is that President Obama who I believe is the Antichrist took a covenant to Israel to sign in his trip to that nation last week.
I believe that this is the covenant mentioned in Daniel 9:27 and in this covenant the fate of the world is sealed.
The same chapter of Daniel speaks of seventy weeks of years were decreed. Please notice below that the prophecy of the 70 weeks of years was stopped after the 69th week with the death of Jesus the Messiah at the third hour on the day of preparation for Passover. A parenthetical period of 1, 980 years was taken until the present time for the restart of this prophecy. Bible scholars refer to the remaining week of years as the Apocalypse of John of seven years duration.
Well what is the first thing that happens in the Apocalypse, it is the opening of the first seal that releases the white horse and its rider(the Antichrist, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama) to be a conqueror. Another thing that can be expected is the appearance of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. The Rapture of the church may precede these two events. These events are my opinion based on biblical prophetic studies and the events that are going on in the world that follow prophecies around Israel at the time of the end of the age.
With US Secretary of State John Kerry trying to push Jerusalem and Ramallah back to the negotiating table, US officials have reportedly proposed convening a four-way summit to jump start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in May.
Kerry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday night and into Sunday morning, several hours after holding talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Amman. He is reportedly pushing a US-devised package of arrangements to pave the way for new negotiations.
A statement issued after the meeting by Kerry’s office said Israel’s recent rapprochement with Turkey would help Jerusalem with its challenges in the region.
“The reconciliation between Israel and Turkey is a very important development that will help advance the cause of peace and stability in the region,” Kerry said in the statement. He said Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan “deserve great credit for showing the leadership necessary to make this possible.”
“As I discussed with Prime Minister Netanyahu this evening, this will help Israel meet the many challenges it faces in the region,” Kerry said. “We look forward to an expeditious implementation of the agreement and the full normalization of relations so Israel and Turkey can work together to advance their common interests.”
The statement cottoned to an earlier remark by Netanyahu that the conflict in Syria had been a major factor in his decision to apologize to Turkey for the deaths of nine activists aboard a blockade-busting boat in May 2010.
The meeting with Kerry came as US President Barack Obama wrapped up a four-day jaunt to the region with a trip to Petra in Jordan.
US officials have suggested the US and Jordan host four-way talks with the Palestinians and Israel in early May, Saudi paper Asharq al-Awsat reported late Saturday, citing unnamed sources. The Jordanians welcomed the idea and Kerry is following up with the Israeli and Palestinians sides, according to the paper.
Earlier in the day, Judeh told Kerry he would be happy to host talks.
Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have been frozen since 2010, at the tail end of a 10-month settlement moratorium. Ramallah has demanded settlement construction stop before the Palestinians will come to the table, while Israel insists on talks without preconditions.
The US has been instrumental in facilitating indirect talks between the sides, with Jordan in the past playing the role of host.
In January 2012, Amman saw a meeting between Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molcho and Palestinian counterpart Saeb Erekat, but the session failed to bring the sides together.
On Saturday, Kerry met with Netanyahu and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni — the new ministerial overseer of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts — along with Netanyahu’s National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror and Molcho.
The focus of the talks was to develop new ideas for enabling a resumption of direct negotiations. Netanyahu has reportedly been considering a package of goodwill gestures – including approval of building requests, and a release of prisoners — designed to encourage Abbas to come back to the peace table.
Flush with his success in arranging Friday’s Israel-Turkey reconciliation, Kerry is hoping to be able to get Israel and the Palestinians to agree within days to new talks, Channel 10 reported Saturday night. The components: Israel will agree to release a number of Palestinian prisoners and to transfer certain West Bank areas from partial (Area B) to full (Area A) Palestinian control; the Palestinians will agree not to seek to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes relating to its control and policies in the West Bank.
Moves to enable a resumption of talks were reportedly discussed by Obama and Netanyahu on Friday morning, with Netanyahu detailing Israel’s security needs in the Jordan Valley under a future accord, and specifying that he wanted to see a “performance-based progression” in the talks — with measurable change on the ground as the criterion for gradual steps toward the “broad agreement” Obama said he was seeking when in Ramallah on Thursday.
During his first trip to Israel and the Palestinian Authority as president, Obama called for the resumption of peace negotiations. He offered no new plan on how to get there but said Kerry would be spending considerable time on the matter.
“Peace is necessary,” Obama said Thursday in an address to Israeli students in Jerusalem. But he was decidedly more vague about what he or his secretary of state were going to do about it. Obama’s rhetoric throughout the visit seemed to suggest that the will to achieve peace must first and foremost come from the parties themselves, and that he wants to merely assume the position of an honest broker, an interlocutor who doesn’t impose concessions on either side.
It seems that Kerry, however, is eager to engage and try to bring Israelis and Palestinians closer together, and if not reach a final agreement, perhaps an interim solution.
“Kerry very much wants to be active in this area. Obama is cautious about using his presidential political capital, but Kerry is eager to act — which is why he arrived before Obama and will leave after he goes,” Michael Herzog, a veteran of past Israeli peace negation teams, told the Global Post.
Kerry is expected to spend much time in the region in the coming weeks and months.
The Seventy “Sevens”
20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill— 21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23 As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’[c] are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish[d] transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.[e]
25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One,[f] the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing.[g] The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’[h] In the middle of the ‘seven’[i] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple[j] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.[k]”[l]