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April 5, 2011 A very good view for the lenghth of a generation

A very good point of view in considering the people to include in a generation.

Good work.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/apr2011/haroldom45.htm

Haroldo Maranhão (5 Apr 2011)
THE LAST GENERATION IS DYING! (Fig tree parable in another point of view!)


Hi John!

Hi Doves!

I want to propose a diferent view regarding to Jesus´ parable on Fig Tree.

You may find the full article on my brazilian blog: http://apocalipseem2010.blogspot.com/2011/04/fig-tree-parable-new-point-of-view.html

Even though is a portuguese written blog, you will find full english version on this link above.

We are about to go!

Keep watching.

“What I understand is that the ones, who were 20 in 1948, are today, at the moment I am writing this text, 83 years old

“THIS GENERATION CANNOT PASS. NOT ALL CAN DIE”. … but they are passing away…

Time is almost finished!

God bless you all!

Haroldo Maranhão

Brazil

THE FIG TREE PARABLE – A NEW POINT OF VIEW

Jesus in the Prophetic Sermon, registered in Mathews 24 and 25 presented several pieces of information for those who give importance to His teaching about His return and the last days.

All the facts that He presents in His sermon, have a starting point.

A public fact known by all and which has trigged the alarm of the prophetic clock.

The returning of Israel to the land the Lord has given to them, thousands of years ago: the fig tree that blossomed.

And Jesus tells us that this generation, the one that witnesses this fact, will not pass until all these things are fulfilled.

Which things?

All the things related to the judgment time that will come, preceding the return of Jesus, described in Mathews chapter 24.

By Jesus’ report concerning the events of the last days, many observers like me have realized that we are living the last days, and that we must prepare ourselves day after day even more than before to meet Jesus.

Moreover, from all the things that are happening in all the places, we still find possibilities to make approximated calculations for this date, all based on the understanding of the parable of the fig tree.

Now learn parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet to tend, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that to summer is nigh: Only likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is to near, even at the doors. Verily I say grease you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth in man, in, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Watch therefore: know will be ye not what hour your Lord doth eats.

Mathew 24:32 – 36,42

In this article, we have a specific and clear date concerning the fulfillment of the parable of the fig tree.

This date is the one that will initiate a period of time that we must consider, and that is also based on two prophecies given by God to Isaiah more than 700 years before Jesus:

Who hath heard such thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made you bring forth in one day? Or shall nation be born at once? The Zion will be soon travailed, she brought forth to her children.

Isaiah 66:8

Fulfilled in 1948

He shall causes them that eats of Jacob you take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Isaiah 27:6

Fulfilled in 1967

We can see here that Jesus was clearly referring to these two texts of Isaiah.

And what has happened throughout history has been so tremendous that you and I can prove.

Israel was outside their land, not existing anymore as a Nation, until 1947 when something happened.

The new-born United Nations Organization recommended the application of the Palestine partition plan, approved by the General Meeting of United Nations through Resolution 181, of November 29th 1947, considering the division of the country in two States, an Arab and a Jew one.

Its independence was only declared on May 14th, 1948.

Its roots were spread in one single day: on its independence day.

Just as Isaiah propheciesed.

Jerusalem was retaken in 1967, when of its victory in the war of the 6 days, it re-conquered besides Cisjordânia, the Gaza Strip, the Peninsula of the Sinai and the Gullet Hills.

It blossomed, it sprouted and it was filled with fruits.

From these events on, many of us have started to make calculations.

Two dates have been established to calculate a generation… the generation that will be here until all these things are fulfilled, that is, the end of the great tribulation, therefore before the beginning of the Millenarian Kingdom.

The great question has always been how many years a generation lasts.

Some calculate 40, others 48 and some 50 years, others 70 and others 80 years.

And the idea has always been to understand how many years we must add to one of these two dates, 1948 or 1967, to come to a definitive, specific date.

Thus, my objective here, is to consider another way of thinking, without disagreeing with those who have made calculations, because, also based on the teachings of Jesus, I am one of those who tries to understand the times and make calculations.

Then how can we calculate the generation that has passed?

How many years have a Biblical generation?

Which date must be used to come close to the day and hour?

Good, I want to consider something very different, but, for this, it will be necessary that you follow some Biblical texts to support my understanding.

For me, to count a generation, we would have to use only people above 20 years old.

I will tell you why.

Follow me:

Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore grease Abraham, grease Isaac, and grease Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me: Save Caleb the sound of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the sound of Nun: have will be they wholly followed the LORD. And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.

Numbers 32:11-13

In this text we see God clearly bringing judgment only on people over 20 years old by considering them guilty for not deciding to obey His words. He considered that people over 20 were apt to discern what they could see and understand a specific and prophetic act of God. And if you search the bible, you will see this pattern repeats.

Only those above 20 could list themselves to offer due to their atonement.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them. This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD. Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.

Exodus 30 – 11-14

God has also established age bands to evaluate people aimed at doing remission vows to the Lord. He clearly made a cut of 20 to 60 years (as we have seen above in Numbers 32:11) let’s say, with certain difference regarding how much responsibility and/or productivity.

And if it be from five years old even grease twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and will be the female ten shekels. And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of to silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and will be the female ten shekels.

Leviticus 27:5,3,7

The ones that could leave to war were only the ones above of 20 years old.

And Moses and Aaron took these men which ploughs expressed by to their names: And they assembled all the congregation to together on the first day of the second month, and they declared to their pedigrees to after to their families, by the house of to their fathers, according you to number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by to their polls. The LORD commanded Moses, he numbered only them in the wilderness of Sinai.

Numbers 1:17 – 19

So were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of to their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able upward, all that were able you go forth you war in Israel.

Numbers 1:45

See as follows, again, that, in terms of judgment, the Lord considered only the people who were over 20 years old at the moment they saw the wonders of the Lord in delivering the people, they saw the Promised Land, they had heard the stories about, and had decided not to believe. The Lord did not consider the ones under 20 years old!

Say unto them, truly the I live, saith the LORD, ye have spoken in mines ears, will I of only you: Your this quivers shall fall in wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according you your whole to number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, Doubtless ye shall not eats into the land, concerning which I sware you make you dwell therein, save Caleb the sound of Jephunneh, and and Joshua the sound of Nun.

Numbers 14:28 –30

My understanding is that the people who saw Israel become a nation again in only one day, followed the beginning of a prophetic time without precedents in the history of mankind, as much as it was that moment in the life of Israel. They have seen a marker marking a time for the judgment.

This generation will not pass until all these things are fulfilled

And if my understanding is correct, what we need to do is to calculate the current age of the people who were 20 years old on that day, so that we can have an absolutely biblical time marker.

Jesus did not say that we should add the number of years of a generation to that date, but, yet, he said that this generation will not pass.

What I understand is that the ones, who were 20 in 1948, are today, at the moment I am writing this text, 83 years old!

Read the following text with me:

For we are consumed by thine to anger, and by thy wrath ploughs we troubled Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine to anger? Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Psalms 90:7 – 12

We realize here that these people have already passed the biblical maximum limit for a life, that is, they have passed the barrier of 70 years. Some, for their robustness, have also beaten the barrier of 80 years, but, perhaps, they already live a life of tiredness and boredom. I emphasize that the context of this evaluation of the age of a generation, is to be underneath a time of judgment of the Lord. It says about a generation that is being consumed by the anger and wrath of God, a generation that has their iniquities laid in front of them. Something in common with the time we are considering at the light of the words of Jesus and each day more as time goes by.

So, what I want to propose is the understanding that until all the things that Jesus talked about happen among those who saw Israel become a nation again, we need that some are still alive till the end.

THIS GENERATION CANNOT PASS. NOT ALL CAN DIE.

For how long can these people still live? Will it be when they are 90, or a little bit more?

They cannot pass until everything is complete, that is, they will be alive during the tribulation time, during the wrath of God.

But bear this in mind….

Ssome of these people will be alive till the end, but, in theory, seven years before this date, the bride will be taken. And yet 3,5years before, the rest of the church will be taken away.

This highlight is important because it directly affects you and me who intend to be away from here before the end comes.

Yet , it is important to remember that even though these days are shortened by God, it will be even harder for people who are about 80/90 stand everything that is about to come.

It will be difficult to survive.

For me, it is clear that if we apply the beginning of the text to the date of 1948, my way of thinking reinforces the fact we are living the last days.

Regarding those who still use the date of 1967, I will disagree to some extent.

If we read what happened on the days of Salomon, who build the first temple, we are able to have a more prophetic understanding of the time cycle:

And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house.

II Chronicles 8:1

It was exactly what happened.

Prophetically, 20 years were enough for Israel to build their house. If we consider the beginning of the movement by the UNO in 1947, and the house of the Lord, reestablish his land or house, and afterwards regain the mount of the temple in Jerusalem.

But yet for those who understand that we can only consider the date of 1967, due to the conquering of Jerusalem, that I understand as beeing very important fact, I propose we apply the same criteria of 20 years, although the result is a little bit different.

If we consider the people who were 20 years old, we can see that they are 64 nowadays.

If we consider for those the biblical limit of 70 years old, they will be this age in 2017.

This will be the maximum biblical limit for a life in times of judgment!

I am considering 2017, due to my understanding that we are about to enter Great Tribulation period.

Can we consider the possibility that they will live up to 80, surviving the Tribulation?

We can think, considering my previous thinking, that those people, in this age band would find a great difficulty in staying alive till the end of the days of God’s wrath.

Besides, I agree that this year of 2017 is a year that has been considered by many as that of the limit of the possible deadline for the conclusion of these times, by the counting of the jubilees years, which I also agree with, and other date markers used as well.

All in all, my understanding, regarding the sermon of Jesus, is that with reference to the year of 1948, times fades away.

This generation is passing by and you and I can see in the press, in the media, and for many alive, that the words of Jesus are being fulfilled in our days.

My hope is that making these calculations clearly, as we read in Psalm 90, we are able to gain a heart of wisdom.

This is extremely important for these days because according to what Daniel received from God:

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever…”

Daniel 12:3

Written by twelvebooks

April 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm

April 5, 2011 Is war in the Middle East about to start?

The prophet Isaiah in Chapter 17 had this to say about Damascus Syria. It will cease being a city with a total destruction.

Mr. Gary Stearman of Prophecy in the News has given us a news update of everything that is going on in the countries of the Middle east and it looks as war is on the brink.

Nando

http://vimeo.com/21941017

Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?

They portray themselves as peace loving people with a desire for equality and peace. They are in effect a very evil and destructive organization whose whole intent is the destruction of Israel foremost in their organizational daily actions.

It looks like soon we will see their true intentions and colors.

Gary Stearman covers this news thoroughly and concise.

Nando

http://vimeo.com/21998473

Written by twelvebooks

April 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm

April 5, 2011 The birth of the nation of Israel in May 15, 1948 was prophecied by Ezequiel and Moses

The incredible exact prophecy related in detail in this article is a prophecy of the restoration of modern Israel as a nation under God’s prophetic calendar.

The facts of the count down listed here I first heard from  Grant Jeffrey in a TV program a while back. I do not know if this author arrived at this calculation independently or not , but the fact remains that it is not a coincidence that this event happened as calculated.

Never the less the conclusions on this article are correct as far as I am concerned and I also think the Second Coming of Jesus will happen in the year 2018.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/apr2011/jimmyl45-1.htm

Jimmy Lishman (5 Apr 2011)
For Bruce Baber – the 70 Years as OUR LORD revealed to me


Hi Bruce,

The LORD has been showing me (after I humbly asked HIM to enlighten me out of HIS WORD) for the past 7 months the following which will be a great encouragement to you:

Matthew
Mat 24:32  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Mat 24:33  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that
it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till
all these things be fulfilled.

Mark
Mar 13:28  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
Mar 13:29  So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to
pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Mar 13:30  Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass,
till all these things be done.

Luke
Luk 21:29  And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all
the trees;
Luk 21:30  When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves
that summer is now nigh at hand.
Luk 21:31  So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know
ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Luk 21:32  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away,
till all be fulfilled.

Psalms
Psa 90:10  The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by
reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour
and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
>From Psalm 90 vs 10, we can possibly work with a modern generation (an
average man living 70 to 80 years) spanning 70 years.

>From the day of MESSIAHS birth to ISRAELS destruction, (many accounts giving the date 70 AD) … , we calculate 70 years.

JESUS said to HIS disciples that “This generation will see the temple trashed” – what generation – HIS[JESUS] generation, after HE had ascended the Mount of Olives after being rejected by Israel and the Disciples wanting to console HIM by showing off the grandeur of the temple. JESUS clearly shows that 70 years is a generation here as I describe in the next paragraph.

As the BIBLE declares, ‘that there is nothing new under the heavens, what has been in the past, will be in the future,’ ‘Also that He is an UNCHANGING GOD’, we can
understand that certain prophecies may have a dual fulfillment timeline.

In the book of Matthew 24, when MESSIAH mentioned to his disciples the destruction of the temple , Israel & the Jewish people, He also gave a
timeframe for this occurrence , “This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” … One fulfilled in 70 AD….from CHRISTS birth to
ISRAELS destruction.

Now consider the parable of the fig tree, When his branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh….this is the
dual fulfillment of the above prophecy, “This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” ….this is where I believe we have
a dual prophecy  Israel’s re-birth in 1948 to today is almost 63 years…add on 7 more years to complete the 70 year time-frame ….2018.

Eziekiel has a beautifull prophecy of laying on one side for xxx days for the iniquity of Israel and on the other side for the iniquity of Judah. Grant Jefferies has a beautiful
study on this prophecy which after taking the total years of iniquity into consideration and using the principle in Leviticus by which unconfessed sin and iniquity are multiplied by seven, a

And how this timeframe translated from the time of Israel taken into captivity in Babylon works out to be exactly 14 May 1948, and from Israel’s captivity, 19 years later, that Jerusalem fell.

If you take the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and add 19 years you get to 1967 – when they get Jerusalem back.

Now General Allenby freed Israel from the Ottoman Turks in 1917 – a Jubilee year – and 50 years later – 1967, another Jubilee year when Jerusalem was freed, which leaves 2018 as the next Jubilee – ???   Jubilees have all to do with GOD’s will for Israel.

I am almost certain that as from CHRISTS birth to ISRAELS destruction was 70 years, so also from ISRAELS re-birth to CHRISTS return will be 70 years …2018 !!!
The LORD has led me to bring words of prophecy related to these 70 years in which we find ourselves at the cusp of the 63rd year, to my church(in public) and my chief Minister(who is the Moderator of our church in South Africa). Every time I have brought the prophetic words in public as an expression of my utmost faith in what JESUS is leading me to say, I am blessed with more direct revealing from HIS word as well as in my family.

I have added the Ezekiel prophecy here for your study and perusal. (Coincidence is not a kosher word in my dictionary)

Love in CHRIST JESUS

Jimmy

Ezekiel’s Vision

of the Rebirth of Israel in 1948

Ezekiel’s prophecy of the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and its precise fulfillment in our generation on May 15, 1948 is one of the greatest fulfillments of Bible prophecy in history. Twenty-five centuries ago,

while he was a slave during the Babylonian Captivity, (606 – 536 BC), the Lord revealed to the prophet Ezekiel, the precise year – 1948 – when Israel would finally be restored to the Promised Land.. The Jew’s eternal relationship to the Holy Land is a major theme of Bible prophecy. In the Bible, times were specified in precise detail regarding the duration of the time when the Jews were to be exiled from the Promised Land and when God will allow them to return to the Holy Land.

The First Captivity – (Egyptian) – 430 years

The Lord prophesied to Abraham precisely when the Jews would return from Egypt from their

First Captivity that lasted 430 years of captivity in Egypt (Genesis 15:13; Exodus 12:40-41).

The Second Captivity (Babylonian) – 70 years

Similarly, the Second Captivity of 70 years in Babylon, as prophesied in Jeremiah 25:11,

ended precisely in 536 BC when the Jews returned to Jerusalem as decreed by the Persian king Cyrus the Great.

The Third Captivity (Worldwide) – 2520 years

The Scriptures contain numerous prophecies about the final return of the Jewish exiles to their Promised Land in the “last days.” Ezekiel was taken to Babylon as a captive. Ezekiel was aware of

Jeremiah’s prophecy (Jeremiah 25:11) that the Jew’s captivity in Babylon would last seventy years.

However, Ezekiel received another prophecy concerning God’s judgment upon the Jew’s disobedience and the precise duration of the remaining Jewish exile from their Promised Land.

“This shall be a sign to the house of Israel. Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear

their iniquity. For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year” (Ezekiel 4:3-6).

As Ezekiel lay on his right side for a few hours for 390 days and then for 40 days on his right side the Jews in Babylon learned of God’s remarkable prophecy. God revealed that every day stood for one

biblical year. Therefore, Israel would be punished for a period of 390 years plus an additional 40 years as a result of their disobedience to God’s commands, totaling 430 years. God declared that Israel would be punished by a worldwide exile for 430 years (390 + 40 years = 430 years). However, as prophesied by Jeremiah, the seventy year long Babylonian

Captivity, which began with Nebuchadnezzar’s capture of Jerusalem in 606 B.C., ended in the spring of 536 B.C., in the month Nisan (March/April), when only a small remnant of the Jews (42,360) returned to Jerusalem (Ezra 1:1-3) under the decree of Cyrus the Great.

However, the vast majority of the Jewish exiles chose to remain in the pagan Persian Empire as colonists and tradesmen. Naturally, most Jews who were born and had grown up in Babylon had little

desire to leave their farms and businesses to return to a desolate Jewish homeland. Most Jews in Babylon did not repent of their rebellion against God and chose to remain in the pagan Babylonian Empire.

Out of God’s total decreed future punishment of 430 years for Israel’s and Judah’s sins (390 years plus 40 years = 430 years). First, we must deduct the 70 years of the Babylonian captivity, which Ezekiel and the Jewish exiles were already enduring, which ended in the spring of 536 B.C. Therefore: (430 years minus the 70 years in Babylon = 360 years). This indicates that a further period of 360 years of additional exile remained for the Jews following the end of the Babylonian Captivity in 536 B.C.

Ezekiel’s Prophecy of the End of Israel’s Exile

However, a careful study of the history of Israel cannot reveal any significant event that corresponds to this period of 360 years of additional punishment, either at the end of the 430 years or at

the end of the 360 years beginning from the end of the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC. The majority (95%) of the Jews never returned from Babylon to Israel. In fact, even the minority of the 42,360 Jews (Ezra 2:64) who did return did so with very little faith or true repentance. Most of the Jewish exiles failed to repent of their spiritual rebellion against God and they chose to remain in pagan Babylon.

Ezekiel’s unusual prophecy revealed the precise duration of the Jewish exiles worldwide Diaspora and the actual time of their prophesied return to the Promised Land in May 15, 1948. The solution to this prophetic mystery was found in a divine principle revealed to Moses and recorded in Leviticus 26. In this chapter the Lord established definite promises and punishments for Israel based on Israel’s subsequent obedience or disobedience to His Divine commands. In four separate but repeated passages recorded in Leviticus 26, God warned Israel that: if, after being punished for her sins, she still failed to repent of her rebellion, the punishments previously declared by God would be multiplied seven times more (the number of divine completion).

Moses declared God’s Divine principle of judgment if the Jews would not repent from their sinful rebellion against God after already experiencing His Divine punishment: “And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins” (Leviticus 26:18; 26:21, 23-24, 27-28).

In other words, if Israel did not repent of her sins after enduring God’s initial prophesied punishment; the punishments previously predicted would now be prolonged or multiplied seven times: The

biblical record reveals that, tragically, even the 5 percent of the Jewish exiles who returned to Israel did not truly repent of their rebellion.

Therefore, according to the Divine principle of multiplying the previous Divinely declared punishment by seven times due to the Jew’s lack of repentance, God’s previously prophesied exile of

360 additional years to the unrepentant Jewish exiles, as recorded by Ezekiel, would now be multiplied seven times more (Ezekiel 4:4-6; Lev. 26:18).

360 years of Exile x 7 = 2,520 biblical years of additional Exile for the Jews

The Biblical-Prophetic Year of 360 Days

The length of a biblical – prophetic year is 360 days: not the 365.25 days of our modern Julian calendar solar year. In ancient biblical times, the Jewish year was a lunar-solar year, with 12 months of 30

days each, which contained only 360 days. The modern solar-calendar year contains 365.25 days. An article on Chronology in the Encyclopedia Britannica, states that Abraham continued to use the 360-day year of his Babylonian homeland when he migrated to Canaan.

The Genesis account of Noah’s flood confirmed that the ancient peoples of the Middle East, including the Hebrews, used a lunar-solar year of only 360 days with 12 months of 30 days each. Genesis

recorded that the five months from the beginning of the Flood on the 17th day of the second month till the day the Ark rested on dry land, on the 17th day of the seventh month, lasted precisely 150 days. The five months (30 days each) while the flood waters prevailed confirmed that the Bible used a 12 month year of 360 days. (Genesis 7:11; 8:3-4).

Sir Isaac Newton confirmed that the ancient biblical year of the Hebrews, Babylonians, and Egyptians had only 360 days. Newton wrote in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (6th ed) that “all nations,

before the just length of the solar year was known, … in making calendars for their festivals, they reckoned thirty days to a lunar month, and twelve lunar months to a year, taking the nearest round

numbers, whence came the division of the ecliptic into 360 degrees.”

To understand the precise fulfillment of prophecy, we need to calculate using the biblical lunar year of 360 days. For example, in the book of Revelation John described the last three-and-one-half years of the seven year Tribulation period when the Antichrist will persecute the “woman” (Israel) as lasting precisely 1,260 days (Rev. 12:6). John also described this period as: “a time and times and half a time” (Rev. 12:14).

A “time” equals a year of 360 days; “times” equals two years; and “half a time” equals half a year Similarly, “forty-two months” of 30 days each equals the same 1260 days (Rev. 13:5). The book of Revelation and Daniel’s prophecies (Dan. 7:25; 9:24-27; 12:7; 12:11) both confirm that the biblical year contained 360 days.

Therefore, Ezekiel’s prophecy revealed that the Jew’s final restoration to their Promised Land would occur precisely 2,520 biblical years (of 360 days each) after the end of the Babylonian Captivity in the spring of 536 B.C.

The end of the captivity in Babylon, according to the Bible and other historical sources – including Flavius Josephus, occurred in the month of Nisan in the spring of 536 B.C. This date is the starting point for our calculations: 2,520 biblical years x 360 = 907,200 days. Converting this period of 907,200 days into our calendar year of 365.25 days: we divide the 907,200 days by 365.25 days and we calculate a total of 2,483.8 calendar or solar years. In these prophetic calculations we must keep in mind that there was only one year between Passover in 1 B.C. and the next Passover in A.D. l.

Remember: There is NO Year Zero B.C.

Therefore, Ezekiel prophesied that the end of Israel’s worldwide captivity would occur after a period of 2,483.8 calendar years had elapsed following the beginning of the prophesied period of the Jewish exile in the Spring of 536 B.C.

Babylonian Captivity ended in spring 535 BC

Plus Israel’s exile (2520 biblical years) = 2483.8 calendar years

End of the third worldwide captivity May 15, 1948

2483.8 years

-536.4

= 1947.4

Minus 1 year (no year between 1AD and 1 BC

1948.4

The Nation of Israel Proclaimed on May 14, 1948 at 16h29

The Incredible precision and fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy in our generation, forces us to marvel at the power of GOD to both prophesy the future and then precisely cause these vital historic events to be fulfilled exactly as HE has declared and thus setting the stage for the return of JESUS CHRIST THE MESSIAH – on time as HE declares it.

April 5, 2011 Prophetic patterns found in solar and lunar eclipses

I like to thank you for your observation of the eclipses, there is definitively an interesting pattern to the solar eclipses and they have to be prophetically connected to the word of God.
The # 111 has been given a lot of attention by the posters in fivedoves.com and it is not a coincidence. Not long to wait to see if this is a prophetic marker used by Jesus to warn His Church and those watching.
Nando

Michael
scribd.com/doc/47989669/Jacobs-Trouble
wellman.europe@gmail.com
139.139.35.70

I agree, eclipses do make patterns…

Crucifixion
Passover 25-Apr-31
Tabernacles 19-Oct-31 177
Passover 14-Apr-32 178 Central
Tabernacles 7-Oct-32 176
Passover 3-Apr-33 178
Tabernacles 27-Sep-33 177

Israel becomes a state
Passover 23-Apr-48
Tabernacles 18-Oct-48 178
Passover 13-Apr-49 177 Central
Tabernacles 7-Oct-49 177 Total
Passover 2-Apr-50 177 Total
Tabernacles 26-Sep-50 177 Total

Six Day War, Jerusalem Liberated!!
Passover 24-Apr-67 Total
Tabernacles 18-Oct-67 177 Total
Passover 13-Apr-68 178 Total
Tabernacles 6-Oct-68 176 Total
Passover 2-Apr-69 178
Tabernacles 25-Sep-69 176

There are two types of patterns of solar eclipses. The first is a set of consecutive eclipses marked by 177.14 day sequences. When you have 8 eclipses in such a cycle it lasts 42 lunar months or 1240 days. The other is a non consecutive long sequence called a Saros cycle.

2/7/2008 29 Tevet
8/1/2008 1 AV
1/26/2009 29 Tevet
7/22/2009 1 AV
1/15/2010 29 Tevet
7/12/2010 1 AV
1/4/2011 28 Tevet
7/1/2011 29 Sivan

So what days could these eclipses be pointing to?

1/4/2011
111
4/25/2011, First Fruit’s Perhaps?
66
6/30/2011

The July 1st 2011 eclipse is the last eclipse of the three and one half year cycle and the first eclipse of Saros cycle 156 (covering a period of over 1000 years)!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Saros_156, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_July_1,_2011

http://www.scribd.com/doc/47989669/Jacobs-Trouble

Jim Bramlett (5 Apr 2011) “Barack’s college classmate finally speaks out!”

This news item is just a confirmation of what all of us watchers have learned about Obama. By knowing that he is the Antichrist there is nothing that can surprise me of this man.

I feel sorry for the people of the USA that have fallen prey to this evil plan hatched in the bowls of hell.

Reader beware your eternal destiny is at hand. Turn to Jesus now that you have time to do it, the doors to heaven will be close soon and then your only way out is by going to the Apocalypse and dying a martyr for your faith.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/apr2011/jim45.htm

Jim Bramlett (5 Apr 2011)
Barack’s college classmate finally speaks out!


Dear friends:

In the below article, Mr. Root has pretty well hit the nail on the head.  It describes the frightening, ant-American agenda of Barrack Hussein Obama and how Americans have been totally scammed.

But as Pogo says, “We have met the enemy and it is us.”  We, the American people, put him in that office.

Jim
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Barack’s college classmate finally speaks out!

By Wayne Allyn Root

Barack Hussien Obama is no fool.  He is not incompetent.

To the contrary, he is brilliant.  He knows exactly what he’s doing.  He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Hussien Obama was my college classmate (Columbia University, class of ’83).

He is a devout Muslim — do not be fooled.  Look at his Czars…anti-business..anti-American.

As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one,  Barack Hussien Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands.

Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government.

Why not?  They have no responsibility to pay for it.

Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions).Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt.  What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government .Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming.  It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors.  Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants.  They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power.  The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama “spread the wealth around.”

Make Puerto Rico a state. Why?  Who’s asking for a 51st state?  Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Barack Hussien Obama’s plan all along.  His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

Legalize 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America.  But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government.  Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions —  including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues.  It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions).  A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).

All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America.  The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama).

Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Barack Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.  With the acts outlined above, Barack Hussein Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Hussein Obama using the Cloward and Piven Plan .

True per snopes! http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

April 5, 2011 What the signs tell us about the Rapture and the start of the Apocalypse

I have not had the opportunity to post this e-mail from Ron Reese about the day of the Rapture that he has come up with.

His calculations are based in the number of days for the human gestation period to end. This he believes is the key to discover the day of the Rapture.

He starts his count in the last of the three solar eclipses that fell on 1 Av for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Regardless when Jesus is unfolding His plan this much is clear, signs of His return are everywhere and it is not needed to pinpoint an specific date to know that we should be ready and waiting for this glorious time of our redemption.

Nando

Do the 3 total solar eclipses on Av 1, 2008-09-10 point to Apr 19-20th?

Monday, April 4, 2011 11:45 PM
From:
“Rgreese49@aol.com” <Rgreese49@aol.com>
To:
Rgreese49@aol.com

Below is the link of the post that I sent to 5 Doves and to my mailing list on 3/30/11.
The title of that post was “Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19–20, 2011–Signs, signs, everywhere signs”.  In that post I presented 12 specific and compelling warning signs that ALL point directly to Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19–20th of this year, for the possible time of the Rapture and Sudden Destruction.
The purpose of this post is to inform you that the number of specific and compelling signs ALL pointing to the very same date, has now risen to at least fourteen.  The 13th sign is another sign in the Heavens, just like Jesus predicted would happen.  According to Robert Belanger’s post yesterday, Comet Elenin will make its closest approach to earth precisely on April 19th of this year!
The 14th sign is yet another sign in the Heavens, just like Jesus promised.  There has been so very much written about the three consecutive total solar eclipses in July of 2008, July of 2009, and July of 2010.  The amazing and seemingly very prophetic aspect of these events is that ALL THREE total solar eclipses took place precisely on the very same Jewish day, the first day of Av.  Coincidence?  Not a chance.
Surely, this is a sign from God Almighty.  Almost all watchers would agree that this was an awesome and specific sign of God’s rapidly-approaching judgment upon this sinful world.  But can we take it further than this?  If God’s specific Heavenly warning signs go back at least 17 years (see previous post) to the spectacular and magnificent display of Comet Shoemaker-Levy striking Jupiter, then these 3 consecutive total solar eclipses, amazing warning signs from the Lord, may also help us pinpoint the time of the Rapture/Sudden Destruction.  This amazing and awesome event, on the 9th of Av in 1994, had God’s fingerprints written all over it.  And it seems to point us directly to Feast of Firstfruits, Apr. 19–20, 2011.
So, should we not examine this highly unusual TRIPLE  WARNING of three consecutive TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSES ON THE VERY SAME DAY OF THE JEWISH YEAR a little bit closer, to see if the Lord might be giving us a similar specific warning?  Let’s do that.
The Lord certainly got our attention back in July of 2008, when this first total solar eclipse took place on Av 1, as we all knew that this was just the first of 3 consecutive total solar eclipses on Av 1.  2008, 2009, and 2010, all amazingly saw the very same event on Av 1.  As many of us are convinced that the Fall of 2008 began the Final 7 Years, certainly the fact that the first of the three consecutive total solar eclipses happening in the year 2008, in hindsight, should have come as no surprise.  This should have been a MAJOR sign that we were entering a VERY HIGH RAPTURE ALERT TIME!
We learn from Scripture that there are four watches of the night.  In Luke 12:37–38, Jesus says, “Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord, when He cometh, shall find WATCHING…And if He shall come in the 2nd watch, or COME IN THE THIRD WATCH, and find them so (WATCHING), blessed are those servants.”
I believe that the Lord is showing us by the THREE consecutive total solar eclipses, ALL on Av 1, that there would be THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS TO BE WATCHING FOR THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION/RAPTURE!!! The 1st watch started on Av 1, 2008, because that was the date of the 1st total solar eclipse, and ended on Av 1, 2009.  The 2nd watch started on Av 1, 2009, the date of the 2nd total solar eclipse, and ended on Av 1, 2009.  The THIRD WATCH BEGAN ON AV 1, JULY 11, 2010, THE DATE OF THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, AND WILL END ON AV 1, 2011.  Because of the prophetic type of Joseph in Gen. 45, the first half of the 3rd watch was full of anticipation and expectation by many watchers, including myself.
Even though there are four watches referred to in Scripture, Jesus only mentions THREE WATCHES, when referring to our Lord’s Return.  We are now in the last part of the THIRD WATCH, AND THERE IS NO FOURTH WATCH MENTIONED. Could this be a very specific sign that the Rapture/Sudden Destruction will take place during the THIRD WATCH? By process of elimination, it certainly appears that Jesus must Return for us during the last part of the THIRD WATCH, because He did not Return for us during the 1st watch, nor the 2nd watch, nor the first half of the 3rd watch, and there is no 4th watch mentioned, nor any 4th consecutive total solar eclipse.
Why does not Jesus mention the fourth watch of the night, when referring to His Return?  I believe there is a VERY good chance that our Lord is giving us a sign that He is Coming during the THIRD WATCH, which appears to end on Av 1, in July of 2011. After all, wasn’t Jesus resurrected on the THIRD DAY? Wasn’t Jesus resurrected on the THIRD OF THREE CONSECUTIVE FEAST DAYS, ON FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS? Isn’t Jesus Returning for us at the Rapture/Resurrection during the 3rd Millennium (the THIRD DAY), since His 1st Coming?  Would God not follow His Biblical pattern, by sending Jesus to Return for us at the Rapture/Resurrection during the THIRD WATCH?
Let us see if we can carry this THIRD WATCH period even closer to the time of the Rapture/Sudden Destruction.  If ALL of the specific signs (there are at least 13 others) are pointing DIRECTLY TO FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS, APR. 19–20, 2011, then should not this specific prophetic major sign also point directly to this same day?  It certainly appears to me that the Lord is trying to make it very, very easy for us, as, indeed, this MAJOR SPECIFIC PROPHETIC SIGN POINT SEEMS TO POINT US DIRECTLY TO APR. 19–20, 2011!!!
In 1st Thessalonians 4, the last few verses, we learn about the Rapture.  Continuing on in the next few verses, we are warned about the Sudden Destruction, which is simultaneous with the Rapture.  In 1st Thess. 5:3, we are given a warning and a clue as to the timing of the Sudden Destruction/Rapture, “then Sudden Destruction cometh upon them, AS TRAVAIL UPON A WOMAN WITH CHILD; and they shall not escape (no Escape, or Rapture for those who were not spiritually ready).”
This verse clearly implies that the Sudden Destruction/Rapture shall take place as a woman giving birth.  As the moment of birth gets closer, the birth pangs get closer and closer together, and become more and more intense.  That is exactly what the world is experiencing today.  Birth pangs of the Sudden Destruction!  Birth pangs of the Great Tribulation!
The catastrophic Japan 9.0 earthquake/tsunami, and ongoing radiation crisis, is one MAJOR BIRTH PANG.  All of the dead birds, fish, and other animals is another MAJOR BIRTH PANG.  The rapidly-increasing MAJOR crisis, with a multitude of nations in the Middle East, especially surrounding Israel, is another MAJOR BIRTH PANG.  All of these have just taken place in 2011.  Surely the extremely fast increase in speed and intensity of these MAJOR BIRTH PANGS are a sign that the Rapture and Sudden Destruction are about to take place.
But if we are in the FINAL STAGES OF THE BIRTH PANGS, as it appears we are, when was the conception date???  If the baby (the Rapture/Sudden Destruction of 1st Thess. 4–5) is about to be born, there had to be a conception date.  Eleven is the number of Judgment and Disorder (2011).  Certainly, the time of the Sudden Destruction will be a time of Judgment and Disorder.  The infamous Twin Tower catastrophe was on the 11th of the month.  The recent Japan Great Earthquake was on the 11th of the month.  The mid-point date of the Final 7 Years, when it appears Obama will recover from the mortal head wound, to start the 1260-day Great Tribulation, will be on April 11TH, 2012.  Many MAJOR judgments have happened on the 11th of the month.
I believe the conception date, leading up to the Sudden Destruction/Rapture may have also been on the 11th of the month.  The signs seem to be telling us that the very date that the THIRD AND FINAL WATCH seems to have begun was the day  the THIRD AND FINAL TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE took place, which was Av 1, July 11, 2010.  It sure appears to me that July 11, 2010, was the conception date, that our Lord so clearly marked in the Heavens.
An average human gestation period is APPROXIMATELY 280 days, which, when added to this probable conception date, takes us to Apr. 17, 2011.  We all know that the baby seldom arrives on the due date.  However, when I googled in “human gestation period”, on my computer, I was amazed at the number of sources that were confident that the human gestation period was 282 days.  Well, guess what?  282 DAYS FROM THE PROBABLE CONCEPTION DATE OF AV 1, JULY 11, 2010, THE DATE OF THE 3RD AND FINAL CONSECUTIVE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, TAKES US EXACTLY TO FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS, APRIL 19–20, 2011, THE EXACT SAME DATE THAT AT LEAST 13 OTHER MAJOR PROPHETIC SIGNS ARE POINTING TOWARD!!
Let’s take a close look at Jesus’ answer to the disciples’ question about what signs to look for, concerning His Second Coming.  In Luke 21, Jesus’ reply includes “GREAT EARTHQUAKES”. In Luke 21:25–26, Jesus warns us, “there shall be SIGNS IN THE SUN, IN THE MOON, AND IN THE STARS; AND UPON THE EARTH DISTRESS OF NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY; THE SEA AND THE WAVES ROARING:  MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, AND FOR LOOKING AFTER THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE COMING ON THE EARTH:  FOR THE POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN.”
It should be very, very obvious in these verses, where Jesus is warning us of specific signs to look for, regarding His Second Coming, that is EXACTLY what is taking place in the world today.  I am totally convinced that Jesus gave us VERY SPECIFIC SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS (see my website at:
that point us directly to Oct. 29, 2008, Apr. 11, 2012, and Feast of Atonement, Sept. 23, 2015, as the first day, midpoint day, and last day, of the Final 7 Years.  Why should we be surprised, or hesitant, to accept all of these SPECIFIC AND COMPELLING SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS, WHEN JESUS WARNED US TO BE WATCHING FOR SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS??? If these dates, and compelling and amazing signs, do not correlate with your theology, then perhaps it is time to re-examine your theology, and take a serious look at all of the conclusive, irrefutable signs pointing to these three dates.   God has done what He has promised to do.  Progressive revelation is the key to fulfilled Bible Prophecy in these very, very last days.
And now we only have two more weeks to see if ALL of these 14 specific signs, including Heavenly signs, like our Lord promised, that are pointing towards Feast of Firstfruits, April 19–20, 2011, will prove to have led us to the correct time of the Rapture/Sudden Destruction.
Jesus admonishes the watchers, that WE CAN KNOW THE TIME.  In Matthew 24:33, Jesus encourages the end-times Christians who are watching the signs of the times, “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, KNOW THAT IT IS NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOOR.”
It certainly appears to me that the time for speculation, MAY be coming to an end.  Is it that time, when we, as watchers should KNOW THAT IT IS NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOORS.  “AT THE DOORS” sure seems to imply that Biblical watchers can be led by the Holy Spirit, to KNOW THE TIME, or at the very least, the approximate time.  It sure appears to me that THE TIME IS HERE! And that, my friend, is very exciting, yet because of the Sudden Destruction, very sobering news.  It is time for some very serious prayer, and soul-searching for each and every one of us.
Maranatha!
Ron Reese