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Dec 30, 2014 Shemitah years, the Jubilee and the coming Rapture and Apocalypse

It gives me great joy to post this detailed and excellent timeline of events past and those to come.

Thanks to the precise work done by Sherry Vance all the parameters that have been discussed before are placed on a chronological and Biblical supported sequence culminating in the Second Coming in Tabernacles of the year 2022 to start the Kingdom.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/dec2014/sherryv1228-2.htm

Sherry Vance (28 Dec 2014)
Sabbatical & Jubilee Timeline


                                                                TIMELINE
*Jubilee Timeline – Genesis 6:3 > “Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
120 X 50 Jubilee Years = 6000 years.
The 6,000 years / man’s 6 ‘days’, ended on Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 30, 2000 (The Jewish year 5760)
* God’s time line of history is revealed in Israel, and to know where we are on that time line, watch Israel.  Keep in mind, as you shall see…the Jewish years overlap our Gregorian years (which is where a lot of -people get confused, just as they do with not realizing Jewish “days” overlap our days because they begin at sunset (evening) to sunset (evening.) 
* In addition, there are TWO Hebrew calendars:  In the Torah, the beginning of the year was clearly set at Nisan 1, the context was the description of the first Passover.  “God said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months for you.” (Ex. 12:1-2)  The spring biblical calendar basically relates to the agricultural cycles; but eventually the Fall Feast of Trumpets and the blowing of the shofar began to be assigned as the head of the civil (or governmental) year known as Rosh Hashanah; and it functions as the ‘new year’, for changing the date for Sabbatical cycles and the jubilee. 
No matter what anyone thinks is the “true calendar”, it is a FACT that the mathematical equations that exist as proof of God’s chosen dates & appointed times, plus the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles shown below, are historically CORRECT, and therefore reliable in the future….otherwise, no one could ever know where we are on God’s Timeline and Plan of Redemption. 
Thus, the years below are listed from Rosh HaShanah to Rosh Hashanah (occurring in the Hebrew month of Tishri, (head of the new year to head of the new year) which is in our ‘September’  and therefore the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars overlap.  We’ll begin at the start of a new Jubilee cycle to show the progression:
                              TIMELINE
1866-1867 – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years) 
1867-1868 – 1st year in new cycle Jubilee – 50th Year
1868-1869 – 2nd year
1869-1870 – 3rd year
1870-1871 – 4th year
1871-1872 – 5th year
1872-1873 – 6th year
1873-1874 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (1 week of yrs) 
1874-1875 – 1st year in new cycle 
1875-1876 – 2nd year
1876-1877 – 3rd year
1877-1878 – 4th year
1878-1879 – 5th year
1879-1880 – 6th year
1881-1882 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (2nd week of yrs) 
1882-1883 – 1st year in new cycle
1883-1884 – 2nd year
1884-1885 – 3rd year
1885-1886 – 4th year
1886-1887 – 5th year
1887-1888 – 6th year
1888-1889 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (3rd week of yrs) 
1889-1890 – 1st year in new cycle
1890-1891 – 2nd year
1891-1892 – 3rd year
1892-1893 – 4th year
1893-1894 – 5th year
1894-1895 – 6th year
1895-1896 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (4th week of yrs) 
1896-1897 – 1st year in new cycle 
1897-1898 – 2nd year
1898-1899 – 3rd year
1899-1900 – 4th year
1900-1901 – 5th year
1901-1902 – 6th year
1902-1903-  7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (5th week of yrs)
1903-1904 – 1st year in new cycle
1904-1905 – 2nd year
1905-1906 – 3rd year
1906-1907 – 4th year
1907-1908 – 5th year
1908-1909 – 6th year
1909-1910 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (6th week of yrs)
1910-1911 – 1st year in new cycle
1911-1912 – 2nd year
1912-1913 – 3rd year
1913-1914 – 4th year
1914-1915 – 5th year
1915-1916 – 6th year
1916-1917  7th year Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years) 
                                                      
1917-1918- 1st year in new cycle – Jubilee – 50th Year 
* Gen. Allenby captures Jerusalem from Turks Dec. 9, 1917 – Hannukah                                                 * You will begin to see a pattern emerge regarding the JUBILEE years which are “times of refreshing” and time of restoring everything, “the designated yar of liberty, freedom, forgiveness of all debts, and restitution of all lands and properties and inheritances.” Levitcus 25.
1918-1919 – 2nd year
1919-1920 – 3rd year
1920-1921 – 4th year
1921-1922 – 5th year 
1922-1923 – 6th year
1923-1924 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (1st week of yrs) 
1924-1925 – 1st year in new cycle
1925-1926 – 2nd year
1926-1927 – 3rd year
1927-1928 – 4th year
1928-1929 – 5th year
1929-1930 – 6th year
1930-1931 – 7th year Sabbath yr of previous cycle (2nd week of yrs) 
1931-1932 – 1st year in new cycle
1932-1933 – 2nd year
1933-1934 – 3rd year
1934-1935 – 4th year
1935-1936 – 5th year
1936-1937 – 6th year
1937-1938 – 7th yearSabbath yr of previous cycle (3rd week of yrs)
1938-1939 – 1st year in new cycle
1939-1940 – 2nd year
1940-1941 – 3rd year
1941-1942 – 4th year
1942-1943 – 5th year
1943-1944 – 6th year
1944-1945 – 7th year Sabbath yr of previous cycle (4th week of yrs) 
1945-1946 – 1st year in new cycle 
* WWII ends August 15, 1945
* The post WW II / Holocaust message was clear:  the only future for the Jewish
survivors was to be found in their ancient homeland.  Only in their own Sovereign
State would the Jews be safe.  Just as Moses had led the ancient Hebrews out of
Egypt, the Zionist leadership was to take them out of Europe.  The birth of the
Jewish Nation (for the 2nd time) was AT HAND!
1946-1947 – 2nd year
1947-1948 – 3rd year
* May 14, 1948 State of Israel declared by U.N. vote.  (See previous mathematical
equation for “Predicted Date of Israel’s Return”)
1948-1949 – 4th year
1949-1950 – 5th year
1950-1951 – 6th year
1951-1952 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (5th week of yrs) 
1952-1953 – 1st year in new cycle                                                 
1953-1954 – 2nd year
1954-1955 – 3rd year
1955-1956 – 4th year
1956-1957– 5th year
1957-1958 — 6th year
1958-1959 7th year Sabbath yr of previous cycle (6th week of yrs) 
1959-1960 – 1st year in new cycle
1960-1961 – 2nd year
1961-1962 – 3rd year
1962-1963 – 4th year
1963-1964 – 5th year
1964-1965 – 6th year
1965-1966 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years) 
                                                      
1966-19671st year in new cycle – Jubilee – 50th Year 
* Israel captures Jerusalem in June 1967 Six Day War 
* Lesson of “The Fig Tree” Israel….’born in a day’, grew leaves, matured at 19 years of age
and reunified Jerusalem….this is the generation which will NOT pass away, as did the generation (20 years of age and upward) of the Exodus  before they could enter the Promised Land.  THIS generation will enter the Kingdom on Earth!

* Notice: Jerusalem was captured in 1917 AND 1967BOTH Jubilee Years!  We are beginning to see a Jubilee “pattern” in the last days since “the dry bones” (Israel) resurrected and re-entered the Covenanted Land.

1967-1968 – 2nd year
1968-1969 – 3rd year
1969-1970 – 4th year
1970-1971 – 5th year
1971-1972 – 6th year
1972-1973 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (1st week of yrs) 
1973-1974 – 1st year in new cycle  
* October 6-25, 1973 Yom Kippur War
1974-1975 – 2nd year
1975-1976 – 3rd year
1976-1977 – 4th year
1977-1978 – 5th year
1978-1979 – 6th year
1979-1980 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (2nd week of yrs)
1980-1981 – 1st year in new cycle
1981-1982 – 2nd year
1982-1983 – 3rd year
1983-1984 – 4th year
1984-1985 – 5th year
1985-1986 – 6th year
1986-1987 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (3rd week of yrs)
1987-1988 – 1st year in new cycle
1988-1989 – 2nd year
1989-1990 – 3rd year
1990-1991 – 4th year
1991-1992 – 5th year
1992-1993 – 6th year
1993-1994 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (4th week of yrs)
* Oslo Accords (Land for Peace) signed on Sept. 13, 1993 and presented to the world ON  Rosh HaShanah Sept. 16, 1993.
* Oslo was a “Rehearsal” for the 70th Week because the 70th Week will also

begin with a Land Agreement – confirming the (Abrahamic) Covenant.
* Oslo was signed in a Sabbath year belonging to the previous Sabbatical cycle, therefore it was outside (before) the beginning of the new Sabbatical cycle which would begin the Three Weeks of Jacob’s Trouble.  It was also outside (before) the ending of the 6th Day/6,000 yrs in the year 2000/Hebrew year of 5760.   

* Therefore, Oslo is the lead-in rehearsal to The THREE WEEKS of JACOB’S TROUBLE (three sets of 7 years (777) totaling 21 years following the 3 chapters of Jacob’s Trouble in Genesis 29, 30, 31.) 
* Analogy >  * Jacob desired Rachel and contracted with Laban to labor for 7 years for her hand in marriage.  But Laban deceived Jacob and lied to him, for he had no intention of giving his younger daughter before the eldest.
* Israel desired Peace and contracted negotiations with Arafat & the PLO for the next 7 years; but Yassar Arafat had no intention of agreeing to peace with Israel and had, in fact, even refused to remove from the PLO Charter the written intention to annihilate Israel.  
1993-2000 was 7 years of a “lied-to-agreement.”                  
1994-1995 – 1st year in new cycle
1995-1996 – 2nd year
1996-1997 – 3rd year
1997-1998 – 4th year
1998-1999 – 5th year
1999-2000 – 6th year
2000-2001 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (5th week of yrs)
* Israel’s Rabbis declare the end of 6,000 yrs according to the Hebrew calendar. 
* 6th day ends, 7th day begins.  The 7th Day is the ‘Last Day’ / the Sabbath Day / the Lord’s Day.   It is also the same as Hosea’s 3rd Day…and “in the third day He will raise us up.”
* Israeli Rabbis announce: “We have entered The Time of Jacob’s Trouble (which Israel/”Jacob will be saved out of.”)                               
2001-2002 – 1st year in new cycle
* FIRST WEEK OF JACOB’S TROUBLE
* Intifada begins – On September 28, 2000, just after dawn, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon enters the Temple Mount.  He states “I came here with a message of peace.” 
* Analogy: Jacob had come to Laban in peace, and agreed to labor for 7 years for the desire of his heart (Rachel/Peace) but it had been a lied-to-agreement.  But so strong was his love for Rachel/Peace that even after being deceived, he agrees to labor ANOTHER 7 YEARS in order to acquire the desire of his heart, but is instead, subjected to much ‘trouble.’ 
* The Arab Intifada (uprising) breaks out amid false atrocities and instigation upon Israel.  For the remainder of this Sabbatical cycle, Israel will experience terror, suicide bombers, bus bombings, etc. at the hands of Esau’s descendants, the Arab Palestinians. 
2002-2003 – 2nd year
2003-2004 – 3rd year
2004-2005 – 4th year
2005-2006 – 5th year
2006-2007 – 6th year
2007-2008 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (6th week of yrs) 
* Sabbath year begins quietly.
* The Sabbath year 2007-2008, before the start of the new Sabbatical cycle & 2nd Week of Jacob’s Trouble, was indeed a QUIETer year than the previous 6 yrs primarily due to Israel’s completion of the “Fence” (and in some areas “Wall” separating Arab & Jewish settlements) which prevented suicide bombers and terrorists from crossing into Jewish villages.)
* Analogy: Jacob had now completed 14 years of laboring in Laban’s household, working to
marry Laban’s daughters. He was now no longer “under contract” and during this “quiet year” Rachel conceived & bare Joseph, after which Jacob considered going “home” to his own country.  But Laban asks him to “tarry and he will pay whatever wages he wants.  Jacob considers the offer and accepts, turning his attention to his “economy” – building wealth & an inheritance
from Laban’s flocks & herds. 
2008-2009 – 1st year in new cycle
* SECOND WEEK OF JACOB’S TROUBLE
At the very start of the new Sabbatical cycle & 2nd Week of Jacob’s Trouble, global attention focuses on the economy (just as the analogy shows Jacob had turned his attention to his economy) because on Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 29, 2008 the Stock Exchange crashes at 777.68 (Three sevens plus .68 for the Hebrew year 5768.)  Personally, I consider this was a “heads-up” warning from God that on Rosh Hashanah 5768  we had entered the exact middle seven of the three sevens that herald the LAST DAYS….or > 7x7x7=21 years) = 1994 + 21 = 2015.  
Barack Hussein Obama elected President, giving him a seat of power and possibly setting the stage for the coming antichrist….perhaps through his campaign agenda of “Hope & Change/Yes We Can” which would (and is well on the way to) cause the demise of the United States of America (possibly one of the reasons the U.S. is not seen as a world power in the last days.)    
2009-2010 – 2nd year
2010-2011 – 3rd year
2011-2012 – 4th year
2012-2013 – 5th year
2013-2014 – 6th year
       BLOOD MOON TETRADS
* (Head of biblical year) Nisan 1, 5774……April  1, 2014
* Passover lunar eclipse on………………….April 15-16, 2014 
Solar eclipse on………………………………April 29, 2014
                
2014-2015 – 7th year – Sabbath yr of previous cycle (7th week of yrs = 49 years) 

                                                      
  BLOOD MOON TETRADS
* (Head of civil year) Tishri 1, 5774……Sept. 25-26, 2014
* Tabernacles lunar eclipse on…………Oct. 9, 2014
* Solar eclipse on…………………………Oct. 23, 2014
Comparing the analogy in Genesis with this last Sabbatical year of the 2nd Week of Jacob’s Trouble,     we see that Jacob has finally left Laban and he is on his way home.  We know that God is watching over him because the angels of God met him as he left Laban behind and went on his way.  (The archangel Michael is the chief angel over Israel and his warrior angels are accompanying Jacob and his family on

their way home.  Michael guards God’s chosen people.  This is necessary for Jacob is about to tremble and wrestle with God….and “he will prevail.” 
* Night begins to fall and Jacob makes the best preparations (the IDF) that he can to provide for his ‘family’s safety against Esau, but he is wary and afraid.  He goes to bed but gets back up and divides his family into 2 separate camps so as to preserve at least a remnant if they are attacked.  (This can be seen even in the recent Gaza War – Jacob’s strategy is to move his people back from the borders and create a buffer zone for their safety.)  Satisfied as much as he can be, Jacob was left alone.
* Alone indeed, even now, Jacob is experiencing an expotential rise in worldwide anti-semitism…..again.  Jacob is condemned for defending himself.  Jacob has no true allies anymore.  He is alone and the night is upon him.
* I believe by this coming Spring, Jacob will be faced with fulfilling the Battles of Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17, where he will finally subdue Esau’s decendants (the Palestinians) and Damascus will become a heap of ruins. These enemies are never mentioned again in context with the coming Battle of Ezekiel 38/ Gog & Magog (the hooks in the jaws, bringing Russia & Iran down upon Israel to plunder and take a spoil.)   
* But until the Battle of Ezekiel 38, Jacob is still “secular”, meaning, as a Nation, they have never truly acknowledged and honored the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob.  But after the Battle of Ezekiel, Israel will just have witnessed & experienced God’s deliverance from their certain annilhilation.  And so Jacob wrestles (spiritually) with the Angel of the Lord – he doesn’t let go – he wrestles to understand  this supernatural intervention & deliverance when he had been left alone in the world, and Jacob finally recognizes the God of his fathers who delivered him and he asks the ‘man’ to bless him before he will

release Him.  Jacob is renamed Israel because he has prevailedand Israel once again becomes God’s people and God says He will again be their God.
* NOW Israel is prepared to enter his last Week as per Daniel 9:24 – “Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people and upon the holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to annoint the most Holy.”  And so the 70th Week begins.  

    

2015-2016 – 1st year in new cycle – Jubilee – 50th Year
* I believe that on the eve of Rosh HaShanah, September 13, 2015, during the darkness of the new moon, at the very start of a new Sabbatical cycle and a Jubilee Year, the full number of Gentiles will have come in and the Church Age of Grace will end, and the Resurrection of the dead-in-Christ and the Rapture/Translation of the living believers will take place, fulfilling the first Fall Feast, the Feast of Trumpets….and it will happen at the very ‘Last Trump’ – the longest and loudest of the 100 that are sounded at that time.
* Regardless of what the proponents of the heretical “Replacement Theology” teach, God is not finished with Israel.  He will bring them to Redemption in the last/70th Week.  But He will first bring the Church Age of Grace to a close at the Resurrection & Rapture of all Believers and then turn His full attention to Israel, His Glory!  And He will cleanse the earth of the spilled blood of the innocent by requiring the blood of the guilty in the 7th Seal blood judgments of the 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls.  THIS is what the 70th Week is for!….”to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” (Dan. 9:24)   
The Lord is now preparing to set the captives free! 
* THIRD WEEK OF JACOB’S TROUBLE BEGINS
* THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL BEGINS
* It is the JUBILEE YEAR that begins the countdown to the end of Jacob’s Trouble and the redemption of Israel by the Second Coming of the Messiah.
* ISRAEL AND THE WORLD NOW ENTER THE DAY OF THE LORD!  
It may be helpful to think of these next 7 years 2015-2022 as one complete “day”, or evening & morning = the night Jacob wrestles with the Lord, and in the morning Jacob lifts up his eyes to see the reconciliation with his brother Esau.  But much will take place during that “evening & morning” constituting “The DAY of the Lord before Israel’s reconciliation & redemption takes place. 
1st  year of the 70th Week

*  Israel has once again turned back to God in recognition of His deliverance and now
calls for their Temple to be built so they can return (nationally) to their Old Testament Covenant Worship of God: offering sacrifices once again.  They do not yet know their Messiah but when He returns “the second time” they will finally understand when they SEE Him.
* The as-yet-unrevealed-antichrist confirms the covenant with Israel and “the many” (nations) paving the way for the building of the temple.
*  BLOOD MOON TETRADS
    *  Solar eclipse on……………………March 20, 2015
    (Head of biblical year) Nisan 1, 5775…..March 21, 2015
    *  Passover lunar eclipse on…………………………April 4-5, 2015
*  BLOOD MOON TETRADS
     * Solar eclipse on……………………Sept. 13, 2015
     *  (Head of civil year) Tishri 1, 5775…………Sept. 14-15, 2015

     *  Tabernacles lunar eclipse on…………………..Sept. 28, 2015
                         * This is the last of the Blood Moon Tetrads of 2014-2015                       
2016-20172nd year of the 70th Week
2017-20183rd year of the 70th Week
2018-2019 – 4th year of the 70th Week –  mid-point of 70th Week 

                                                        The Great Tribulation
                                  (time, times, & half a time – 3 1/2 years – 42 months – 1260 days)
                                 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive.”
                                                      Matthew 24:22
Feb. 13, 2019 is 1335 days from ‘the last great day’ – the 8th day of Tabernacles, Oct. 18, 2022 when the Kingdom shall begin. Daniel 12:12 states: “Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.”  This is the promise to those who will have to “endure” the Great Tribulation which is about to begin.
* 70th Week began Sept. 14, 2015 + 1260 days = Feb. 25, 2019 ends 1st half, or 1260 days/first 3-1/2 years, of the 70th Week.
* The Great Tribulation (2nd half of the 70th Week) begins  

* there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour” and then the 7th Seal (God’s Wrath) is opened
* Before the 7 Trumpet judgments sound, there is a ceremony at the Altar of Incense: prayers of the saints mixed with incense is flung to the earth.  This is symbolic of the ceremony on Yom Kippur.
* Daily Sacrifice Taken Away (1290th day) & Abomination is set up – March 25,2019
2019-2020 5th year of the 70th Week
The Two Witnesses having begun their 1260 day ministry likely on Nisan 10 – the 1st day
of the inspection of the Lambs/April 18, 2016, their ministry ends on the eve of Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 30, 2019. 
* Two Witnesses killed (Rev. 11:7-12), lie dead for 3 1/2 days, & are resurrected on Oct. 4, 2019

 

2020-20216th year of the 70th Week
2021-2022 7th year of the 70th Week – SABBATH YEAR of the 70th Week
                      The Lord of the Sabbath returns on the Sabbath!
    Jesus Christ’s Second Coming – fulfilled on the 2nd Fall Feast
                              The Day of Atonement / Yom Kippur
* The Feast of Tabernacles is from October 10-16, with the 8th great day on October 17, 2022 —  the Third and Last Fall Feast will be fulfilled and the Millennial Kingdom will commence! 
* Keep in mind as you read this timeline, that these things must begin in a Jubilee Year in order to accomplish the cleansing, atoning, and reclaiming of all of Creation, including the Redemption of God’s people, the Jews.  It will be a 7 year process…..and if this coming new Sabbatical cycle and Jubilee Year of 2015-2016 does not start that process, then we must wait another 50 years!  IMPOSSIBLE!, given the state of the planet now.  So let’s keep watching, preparing our hearts and spirits to receive our salvation which the Lord is about to perform!
Shalom,
sherry vance~
Until…..see you there!

Nando end

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DEC 30, 2014 KML (28 Dec 2014) “Praise Him with The Voice and the Drums”

Thanks to KML for the links to these two beautiful videos of praise, with voice and drums.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/dec2014/kml1228-1.htm

KML (28 Dec 2014)
Praise Him with The Voice and the Drums


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Dec 26, 2014 The drop in oil prices as a consequence of the Shemitah

The effects of the drop in oil prices are well enumerated in the article below.

The effects happening because we are on a Shemitah year are explained in other posts in here. Whatever the arguments given on the article below those are the reasons seen in the physical world and the Shemitah is the true spiritual force behind.

Nando

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/world/europe/oils-swift-fall-raises-fortunes-of-us-abroad.html?_r=1

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Iranian oil workers Monday at a refinery south of Tehran. Facing a big budget hole, the government is offering to let men buy their way out of military service. Credit Vahid Salemi/Associated Press
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BRUSSELS — A plunge in oil prices has sent tremors through the global political and economic order, setting off an abrupt shift in fortunes that has bolstered the interests of the United States and pushed several big oil-exporting nations — particularly those hostile to the West, like Russia, Iran and Venezuela — to the brink of financial crisis.

The nearly 50 percent decline in oil prices since June has had the most conspicuous impact on the Russian economy and President Vladimir V. Putin. The former finance minister Aleksei L. Kudrin, a longtime friend of Mr. Putin’s, warned this week of a “full-blown economic crisis” and called for better relations with Europe and the United States.

But the ripple effects are spreading much more broadly than that. The price plunge may also influence Iran’s deliberations over whether to agree to a deal on its nuclear program with the West; force the oil-rich nations of the Middle East to reassess their role in managing global supply; and give a boost to the economies of the biggest oil-consuming nations, notably the United States and China.

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Currency exchange rates on display in Moscow on Dec. 12. A steep drop in the value of the ruble drove crowds of panicked Russian consumers to shops. Credit Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press

It might even have been a late factor in Cuba’s decision to seal a rapprochement with Washington.

After a precipitous drop, to less than $60 a barrel from around $115 a barrel in June, oil prices settled at a low level this week. Their fall, even if partly reversed, was so sharp and so quick as to unsettle plans and assumptions in many governments. That includes Mr. Putin’s apparent hope that Russia could weather Western sanctions over its intervention in Ukraine without serious economic harm, and Venezuela’s aspirations for continuing the free-spending policies of former President Hugo Chávez.

The price drop, said Edward N. Luttwak, a longtime Pentagon adviser and author of several books on geopolitical and economic strategy, “is knocking down America’s principal opponents without us even trying.” For Iran, which is estimated to be losing $1 billion a month because of the fall, it is as if Congress had passed the much tougher sanctions that the White House lobbied against, he said.

Iran has been hit so hard that its government, looking for ways to fill a widening hole in its budget, is offering young men the option of buying their way out of an obligatory two years of military service. “We are on the eve of a major crisis,” an Iranian economist, Hossein Raghfar, told the Etemaad newspaper on Sunday. “The government needs money badly.”

Venezuela, which has the world’s largest estimated oil reserves and has used them to position itself as a foil to American “imperialism,” received 95 percent of its export earnings from petroleum before prices fell. It is now having trouble paying for social projects at home and for a foreign policy rooted in oil-financed largess, including shipments of reduced-price petroleum to Cuba and elsewhere.

Amid worries on bond markets that Venezuela might default on its loans, President Nicolás Maduro, who was elected last year after the death of Mr. Chávez, has said the country will continue to pay its debts. But inflation in Venezuela is over 60 percent, there are shortages of many basic goods, and many experts believe the economy is in recession.

But the biggest casualty so far has probably been Russia, where energy revenue accounts for more than half of the government’s budget. Mr. Putin built up strong support by seeming to banish the economic turmoil that had afflicted the rule of his predecessor, Boris N. Yeltsin. Yet Russia was back on its heels last week, with the ruble going into such a steep dive that panicked Russians thronged shops to spend what they had.

“We’ve seen this movie before,” said Strobe Talbott, who was President Bill Clinton’s senior Russia adviser in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s 1991 collapse and is now president of the Brookings Institution in Washington.

Russia’s troubles have rippled around the world, slashing bookings at ski resorts in Austria and spending on London real estate; spreading panic in neighboring Belarus, a close Russian ally; and even threatening to upend Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, which pays players in rubles.

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Venezuelans waited outside a market in Caracas in October to buy basic items like diapers and detergent. Their economy relies almost entirely on oil revenue. Credit Ariana Cubillos/Associated Press

“It is a big boost for the U.S. when three out of four of our active antagonists are seriously weakened, when their room for maneuver is seriously reduced,” Mr. Luttwak said, referring to Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

The only major United States antagonist not hurt by the drop in oil prices is North Korea, which imports all of its petroleum.

David L. Goldwyn, who was the State Department’s international energy coordinator during President Obama’s first term, warned that an implosion of Venezuela’s economy could hurt the Caribbean and Latin America in ways that the United States would not welcome.

But “on balance, it’s positive for the U.S.,” he said of the low price of oil, because American consumers save money, and “it harms Russia and puts pressure on Iran.”

Even some of the indirect consequences of the price slump, like last week’s break in the half-century diplomatic logjam between Washington and Havana, have generally worked in the United States’ favor. Fearful that Venezuela, its main benefactor, might cut off supplies of cash and cheap oil, Cuba sealed a historic deal that has in turn lifted a shadow over the United States’ standing in much of Latin America.

Another casualty of the price collapse has been Belarus, a former Soviet territory long reviled by American officials as Europe’s last dictatorship. It produces no significant amount of crude oil itself but has nonetheless taken a big hit. This is because its economy depends heavily on the export of petroleum products that Belarus produces using crude oil supplied, at a steep discount, by Russia.

Marwan Muasher, a former foreign minister of Jordan who is now a vice president at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, predicted another domino effect in Syria as Russia and Iran find it difficult to sustain their economic, military and diplomatic support for President Bashar al-Assad.

Others speculate that Persian Gulf oil producers, though still wealthy, might trim their financial support for radical Islamist rebel groups in Syria.

Mr. Muasher said the drop in oil prices could also prod Middle East oil producers toward political and economic change by challenging so-called rentier systems in which governments derive much of their income from rents paid by foreigners for resources. “Whatever the case, it is clear that the effect of the new oil price levels will not be limited to the economic sphere,” he wrote in a Carnegie report.

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Cubans received a meal at a hospice center in Havana on Sunday, a few days after the Cuban and American presidents announced plans to normalize relations. Credit The New York Times

Hard-hit anti-American oil producers have blamed foreign machinations for their woes, suggesting that Washington, in cahoots with Saudi Arabia, has deliberately driven down prices.

This view is particularly strong in Russia, where former K.G.B. agents close to Mr. Putin have long believed that Washington engineered the collapse of the Soviet Union by getting Saudi Arabia to increase oil output, driving down prices and thus starving Moscow of revenue.

In many ways, the recent price fall really is the United States’ work, flowing to a large extent from a surge in American oil production through the development of alternative sources like shale.

By offsetting declines in conventional oil production, increases in shale oil output have allowed overall American crude oil production to rise to an average of about nine million barrels a day from five million a day in 2008, according to the United States Energy Information Administration. That four-million-barrel increase is more than either Iraq or Iran, the second- and third-largest OPEC producers after Saudi Arabia, produces each day, and it has put strong downward pressure on world prices.

The geopolitical shakeout set off by the oil market has not gone entirely America’s way. Russia’s troubles have so far shown no sign of pushing Mr. Putin toward a more conciliatory position on Ukraine, and some analysts believe they could make Moscow even more pugnacious and prone to lashing out.

The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, which monitors possible systemic threats, warned in minutes released this week that “sustained lower oil price also had the potential to reinforce certain geopolitical risks.” It voiced alarm, too, over an increased risk of deflation in the eurozone, the 18-nation area that uses Europe’s common currency.

The price drop could also encourage more freewheeling use of oil products like gasoline, undermining what appears to be a growing consensus among nations that carbon emissions must be reeled in to offset the most dire effects of global warming.

While authoritarian oil producers like Russia are clearly suffering, China is enjoying a huge windfall thanks to the price drop. It imports nearly 60 percent of the oil it needs to power its economy.

China became the world’s largest importer of oil in 2013, surpassing the United States, and so stands to benefit from plummeting prices. Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimated last month that every 10 percent decline in the price of oil could increase China’s economic growth by 0.15 percent.

Strong growth in China would lift demand for oil and help reduce the current agonies of OPEC, which pumps around a third of the world’s oil but, largely as a result of increased American production, has lost much of its ability to dictate prices by controlling output.

In an interview with the Middle East Economic Survey this week, the Saudi energy minister, Ali al-Naimi, indicated a fundamental rethinking by OPEC, saying that it needed to focus on keeping its market share rather than trying to raise prices by slashing production. “We have entered a scary time for the oil market,” he said.

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Dec 22, 2014 Do High Rise Buildings Represent the Rise and Fall of Nations on Shemitah Years?

Do High Rise Buildings Represent the Rise and Fall of Nations on Shemitah Years?

As I finished reading the two excellent prophetic books of Jonathan Cahn, the Harbinger and the Mystery of the Shemitah, I started reading the STRUCTURE Magazine of June 2014 that I had put aside from lack of time to read.

The façade had a picture of the Cayan Tower in Dubai. It is the worlds highest twisting tower with a 90° twist. The picture is shown also on page 46 of the article seen below.

Jonathan Cahn devotes Chapter 19 of his Shemitah book to the mystery of the Towers. He first discovered in the collapse of the twin towers in New York on 9/11, 2001 the equal fulfillment in America of a prophecy meant for Israel from God of impending judgment unless they repented and returned to Him. The prophecy is on Isaiah 9:10.
King James Bible
Judgment against Israel’s Pride
8The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
9And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
10The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
The judgment on America was netted in the twin towers of New York on the year of the Shemitah that ran 2000 to 2001.
Jonathan equates the rise of high towers to the pride and power of the nations that build them and that they are the arrogance of men in the face of God.
The building of high towers is therefore an act of men in defiance of God’s rule and ways just as the tower of Babel.
The article on STRUCTURE magazine June 2014 page 42 is for structural engineers that are involved in the design and construction of these buildings, but it is an article that can be read and understood by non technical people.
The article is full of information about the number, height, location and categories of these high and super high tall buildings that will give the reader who has read the two books by Cahn a very good understanding of the rising nations, China, Korea, United Arab Emirates and the rest of the nations that went down, noticeably the USA.
We are on the year of the Shemitah and already its effects are hitting hard on the nations that lead on this list of high towers. The price of oil has collapsed by almost half in a few months, and the Ruble fell as will the economies of the UAE and China the leaders of the high rise construction.
As the Shemitah advances in the year God will target the pride of men with the towers falling first as their nations follow in turn. We could see it as a consequence of earthquake or war, but fall they will as they stand as symbols of man’s defiance of God.
Nando
http://www.structuremag.org/?p=2649
Home ⁄ Feature ⁄ Tall Building Numbers Again on the Rise
Tall Building Numbers Again on the Rise
Jun, 2014 By Daniel Safarik and Antony Wood In Feature
By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 into 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completions each year over the past decade. Perhaps 2012, with its small year-on-year drop in completions, was the last year to register the full effect of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis, and a small sigh of relief can be let out in the tall-building industry as we begin 2014.
At the same time, it is important to note that 2013 was the second-most successful year ever, in terms of 200-meter-plus (656 feet) building completion, with 73 buildings of 200 meters or greater height completed. When examined in the broad course of skyscraper completions since 2000, the rate is still increasing. From 2000 to 2013, the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in existence increased from 261 to 830 – an astounding 318 percent. From this point of view, we can more confidently estimate that the slowdown of 2012, which recorded 69 completions after 2011’s record low of 81, was a “blip” and that 2013 was more representative of the general upward trend.

The tallest 20 buildings built in 2013.
Of course, each year is extraordinary. Here are some of 2013’s key milestones:
• 2013 was the second-most successful year on record for completion of buildings 200 meters or greater in height. In 2013, 73 such buildings were completed, second only to the 81 completions of 2011.
• For the fourth year running, nine supertalls were again completed in 2013. These 36 supertalls total nearly half the total number of supertalls that now exist (77).
• Across the globe, the sum of heights of all 200-meter-plus buildings completed globally in 2013 was 57,946 feet (17,662 meters) – also the second-ranked in history, behind the 2011 record of 71,004 feet (21, 642 meters).
• Of the 73 buildings completed in 2013, twelve – or 16 percent – entered the list of 100 Tallest Buildings in the World.
• For the sixth year running, China had the most 200-meter-plus completions of any nation, at 37 – located across 22 cities.
• The tallest building to complete in 2013 was the 1,165 feet (355-meter) JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 in Dubai, UAE.
• Three of the five tallest buildings completed are in the United Arab Emirates, for the second year in a row.
• The city of Goyang, Korea, has debuted on the world skyscraper stage with eight 200-meter-plus buildings completing in 2013.
• Panama added two buildings over 200 meters, bringing the small Central American nation’s count up to 19. It had none as recently as 2008. Of the 73 buildings over 200 meters completed in 2013, only one, 1717 Broadway in New York, was in the United States.

The Shard, London, 1,004 feet, completed 2013. Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, William Matthews Photographer.
Key Worldwide Market Snapshots of 2013
Asia
Asia completely dominated the world tall-building industry, at 74 percent of worldwide completions with 53 buildings in 2013, against 53 percent with 35 buildings in 2012. Asia now contains 45 percent of the 100 Tallest Buildings in the World.
China remained the heavyweight and overall undisputed champion of tall-building construction in 2013. A total of 37 two-hundred-meter-plus buildings were completed – 50 percent of the global total – up from 24 in 2012. The sum of heights of all 200-meter-plus buildings in China in 2013 was 29,121 feet (8,876 meters), compared to 19,104 feet (5,823 meters) in 2012, an increase of 52.4 percent.
These buildings were spread across 22 cities. Shenzhen proved to be the most active skyscraper city, doubling its number of completions from the previous year, from two to four. It was closely tailed by Chongqing and Shanghai, which tied at three. Nanjing, Shenyang, Suzhou, Hefei, Tianjin, Nanning, Xiamen and Guangzhou each claimed two completions. Of these, Hefei and Xiamen are first-timers; these cities have never completed buildings of 200 meters or more until 2013.
The tallest building completed in China in 2013 was the 1,089-foot (332-meter) Modern Media Center in Changzhou.
Korea had the next-largest number of tall completions in the Asian region, though its figure of nine buildings was almost entirely due to the opening of an eight-building complex, the Tanhyun Doosan project, whose subtitle, appropriately enough, is “We’ve the Zenith.” Goyang, a city of 1.5 million near Seoul, is now on the world skyscraper map in the same way that so many Chinese cities have entered the world’s consciousness over the past dozen years.

Tallest buildings by year. Courtesy of CTBUH.
Middle East
As a region, the Middle East recorded completion of 12 buildings of 200-plus meters in height, forming 16 percent of the world total in 2013. This is a decrease from 16 buildings for 24 percent of last year’s total.
While last year’s score was boosted by the completion of the Abraj-al-Bait Endowment, a single seven-building complex in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remained a dominant player in 2013, increasing from five to 10 completions, a national total second only to China’s. The UAE has been in the top four nations since 2008 and the top three since 2010. For the second year in a row, three of the five tallest buildings completed globally this year are in the UAE.
Dubai laid claim to the title of both the world’s tallest building completion of 2013 , the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 (1,165 feet, 355 meters), as well as the “world’s tallest twisting tower” – not a category maintained by CTBUH, but impressive nonetheless – with the 1,007-foot (307-meter) Cayan Tower.
Abu Dhabi completed The Gate, whose captivating sky bridge connecting its four towers caught the eye of the 2013 CTBUH Awards Jury which selected it as a Finalist in the Best Tall Buildings Middle East category.

Europe
Europe completed four tall buildings in excess of 200 meters in 2013, and increased its total number of supertalls (greater than 984 feet or 300 meters) in existence from one to three (the first was Capital City Tower in Moscow in 2010). In 2013, Europe also had two buildings (The Shard, London and Mercury City, Moscow) in the world’s 10 tallest completions for the first time since 1953, when two of the seven Moscow “sisters” (MV Lomonosov State University and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs) were completed.
Among the two supertalls to complete in Europe last year was The Shard, which is not only the United Kingdom’s tallest at 1,004 feet (306 meters), but one of the more hard-won victories (anywhere, let alone in the UK) of developer persistence amidst financial crisis, regulatory scrutiny, historic-preservation and traffic-flow constraints.
The 339-meter Mercury City tower put Russia on top of the continent, while the 722-foot (220-meter) DC Tower I brought Austria – which broke the 200-meter threshold only once before with 1999’s Millennium Tower – further into the fold of “European Tall.”

Cayan Tower, Dubai, 1,007 feet, completed 2013.Courtesy of Cayan Group – Real Estate Investment & Development.
The Americas
North America’s share of total 200-meter-plus completions during 2013 dropped from 6 to 1 percent of worldwide figures. Panama comprised the totality of tall buildings completed in Central America in 2013. There were no completions of tall buildings over 200 meters in South America.
Panama continued to punch above its size, completing two 200-meter-plus buildings, the 876-foot (267-meter) Bicsa Financial Tower and the 807-foot (246-meter) Yoo and Arts Tower, both in Panama City. The expansion of the Panama Canal and the appeal of buying real estate on an urban, tropical seashore continued to attract commercial and residential interest to a country that now has 19 tall buildings over 200 meters, but had none as recently as 2008.
In the United States, heavy construction and a slew of new proposals made 2013 an exciting year in New York City, though only one 200-meter-plus building, the 755-foot (230-meter) Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn Central Park Hotel at 1717 Broadway, was actually completed.
The balance of US interest is in the series of super-slim luxury residential towers now cropping up along 57th Street and in Lower Manhattan; here, slenderness ratios, not pure height, are the object of much discussion. Still, it will be several years before many of these “billionaire needles” are completed.

Mercury City Tower, Moscow, 1112 feet, completed 2013. Courtesy of Igor Butyrskii.
Tall Buildings in 2013 – by Function
This past year saw the continuation of several trends in building function, which the CTBUH has been tracking over the past decade. These trends are more consistent than the number of completions, which suggests that the story of tall building composition and purpose is at least as interesting, and possibly much more nuanced, than that of pure height and number.
Of the 73 two-hundred-meter-plus buildings completed in 2013, the share of pure office buildings continued to decline, from 39 to 34 percent. Pure-residential functions comprised 30 percent of 2013 completions. Mixed-use buildings ticked up slightly, to 30 percent, up from 29 percent in 2012. Four of the completions were hotels, comprising five percent of the total (against one percent in 2012).
Tall Buildings in 2013 – by Structural Material
Concrete remains the building material of choice for tall buildings globally, holding steady at 63 percent of completions. Composite construction increased from 26 to 32 percent in 2013, while all-steel construction remained a distant third at three percent, a far shot from 1970, when 90 percent of the 100 Tallest Buildings in the World were constructed of steel.
What can we draw from this? It has a lot to do with where construction is occurring and the differing floorplates dictated by multiple uses. Concrete is the leading material in China, for instance, where it is easy to come by, and the lion’s share of activity this past year was in China. A residential or hotel section with compartmentalized apartments might best make use of concrete, with its thick cores, smaller spans and sturdy rigidity. An office section may call for large unobstructed floorplates, which is more easily accomplished in steel. As more mixed-use buildings enter the market, it follows that there is an increasing requirement for mixed construction types within a single building.
Impact of 2013 on the 100 Tallest Buildings in the World
Although this was a very successful year in terms of tall-building completions, it has held close to the average set for the last few years when it comes to the number of skyscrapers of 200 meters or greater to enter the list of the 100 Tallest in the World. In 2013, 12 new buildings entered the 100 Tallest in the World List. In 2012, that number was 13. The all time record since accurate recordkeeping began in 1970 was in 2011, when 18 buildings finished that year entered the 100 Tallest in the World list.
An interesting phenomenon also occurred at the bottom of the 100 Tallest in the World list, indicating just how fleeting the status of tall buildings can be today. Panama’s 932-foot (284-meter) Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower, finished in 2011, entered the 100 Tallest in the World list that year, and was removed in 2013. The Central American nation’s 922-feet (281-meter) Torre Vitri joined Korea’s 932-foot (284-meter) Three International Finance Center in Seoul on the 100 Tallest in the World in 2012; both were out just a year later in 2013.
On the other hand, it took 83 years for the 972.2 foot (282.6-meter) Trump Building at 40 Wall Street (originally the Bank of Manhattan Building) in New York, finished in 1930, to be shown the 100 Tallest in the World exit door in 2013. Its place was well-earned – the last time this building was “trumped” was in 1930, when the “secret spire” of the Chrysler Building pushed 40 Wall Street to the status of “world’s second-tallest” at the very last moment.
Conclusion – And a Look Ahead in 2014
It’s fair to say that 2013 was a year of recovery and a return to the still relatively “new normal” of year-on-year growth in skyscraper completions. While zero megatall (1,969-plus feet; 600+ meters) and nine supertall (300-plus-meters) buildings were completed in 2013 (against one megatall and nine supertalls in 2012), there was no shortage of activity in planning phases, suggesting that the malaise of the global recession may finally have been shaken off in many regions.
In 2014, we predict between 65 and 90 buildings of 200 meters or more will be completed. This year will no doubt be an exciting one, and a year of continued growth. Here is some of what’s in store:
• Up to 13 of the scheduled completions in 2014 will be supertalls (300 meters or higher).
• The Torre Costanera, at 984 feet (300 meters), will be South America’s tallest building and its first supertall.
• Twisting towers will continue to enter the vanguard of tall in 2014 – the KKR2 Tower of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Spine Tower of Istanbul, Turkey, lead the list.
• A typically curvaceous Zaha Hadid-designed tower, the Wangjing SOHO T1, will complete in Beijing, China this year. This building was the subject of piracy rumors early last year when a highly similar tower group, the Meiquan 22nd Century in Chongqing, was revealed. The race is on in earnest to see if the original finishes before the “copy.”
• The China Broad Group’s Sky City J220, an (828-meter), 220-story building to be constructed entirely of prefabricated modules, may or may not have gotten underway, according to conflicting reports, and may or may not complete in 2014. Either way, the world will be watching. Unshaken by skeptical peers, the media and bureaucratic hurdles, Broad Group Chairman Zhang Yue has vowed the project – aiming to become the world’s tallest before Kingdom Tower takes the title – will continue.
• One World Trade Center, New York, when it completes in 2014 at its intended symbolic 1,776 feet (541 meters), the building will gain status as the United States’ and North America’s tallest building.
• The first of the crop of “superslim” towers in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, the 1,004-foot (306-meter) One57, will complete, upping the ante for its even-slimmer rivals along 57th Street.
About CTBUH
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. A not-for-profit organization, founded in 1969 and based at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, the group facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings around the world. The Council also maintains the world’s largest free database on tall buildings, The Skyscraper Center. The CTBUH also developed the international standards for measuring tall building height and is recognized as the arbiter for bestowing such designations as “The World’s Tallest Building.”▪
The authors gratefully acknowledge research assistance by Marty Carver and Marshall Gerometta of CTBUH.
About the author ⁄ Daniel Safarik
Daniel Safarik is editor of publications at CTBUH. He was formerly director of marketing for Brooks + Scarpa Architects, and has written about technology for business publications for 15 years. Daniel can be reached at dsafarik@ctbuh.org.
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Dec 20, 2014 Shemitah 2014-2015 Rapture, Yom Kippur Apocalypse and second coming 7 years after

It is no coincidence that in the last few years so much information have been discovered about the timeline that God is on. The discovery of the blood red moons by Mark Biltz and the discovery of the effects of the Shemitah and the Jubilee years done by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn have put into perspective the nearness of the hour we live in to the Rapture of the Church, the start of the seven year tribulation and the second coming of Jesus.

Randy in his post of Dec 14, 2014 about the post of Sherry Vance has pointed us to a superbly written dissertation of end times events.

After reading Sherry Vance article I find myself in concurrence 100 % with her well orchestrated end time scenario and the scriptures that back up her conclusions.

The picture has been coming into focus as more discoveries and internet communication join us to bring quickly all these analysis and thoughts, based on prophetic scripture, together.

Thanks Randy for an article that I had missed and that is of the utmost importance.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/dec2014/randy1214-1.htm

Randy (14 Dec 2014)
“Great Post by Sherry Vance…….if you didn’t see it, it’s a MUST READ !”


Another very good post on Five Doves today. I have followed Sherry Vance’s posts on Five Doves for over 8 years. When she writes something it is in depth and very thoughtful ! This is a follow up to Jim Bramlett’s post on Sir Isaac Newton. She references one of my favorite “signs” …..the day the DOW dropped 777.68 points on Rosh Hashanah 2008 AND…….she (like me) believes the “most likely” Jewish Feast for the Rapture is Rosh Hashanah and she too believes September 2015 could be…….should be…… a very important time to be watching !1 Tic Toc !1 
Post yourself……LIKE….SHARE……COMMENT…………..

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Sherry’s article from the link:

Sherry Vance (30 Nov 2014)
Reply to Jim Bramlett’s: Newton’s prediction of the timing of Christ’s return


Colonel Bramlett,
    
I have thought for some time that the Resurrection will occur on the eve of the Feast of Trumpets, September 13, 2015 and after that, “we who are alive and remain” will be caught up together with them in the Rapture.   So if I may, I’d like to comment on a couple things in your email:
        “Based on “Newton’s riddle” the book says, “Messiah’s possible return to earth will be on or before the year 2016.”
I believe that is CORRECT because when Rosh Hashanah 2015 begins the new Sabbatical cycle on Sept. 14, 2015, it will actually be the Jewish New Year of 5776 which is Tishri 1, 2016 on the Hebrew calendar!  ….except it won’t be Newton’s “Second Coming” on Yom Kippur, instead, it will be the Resurrection/Rapture on the Feast of Trumpets!
Not only that, but the new Sabbatical cycle of Rosh Hashanah 2015-2022 (which I equate as being the 70th Week), will begin with a JUBILEE YEAR!….and something significant occurs in the Jubilee Year >>> the Land reverts back to its original owner (indeed its CREATOR!), as the year of Jubilee demands and which also had occurred in the Jubilee years of 1917-18 and 1966-67.Hmmm… Is there any land in Israel not in the hands of the original owner?  Yes, there is!  Can someone say The Temple Mount?!  There is a reason Jerusalem is now front page news…..Jerusalem has become a cup of trembling to the world!  Israel is being prepared for 70th Week, which will be the process of returning ALL Land to the Rightful Owner/Creator via the judgments of the 70th Week of Daniel!  It will take those 7 years of the 70th Week to bring to fulfillment Daniel 9:24 > :…to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness…What else is there about a Jubilee?  In addition to it having to do with property reverting to its original owners, we can also expect that it has to do with finances (and the stock market, which the financial heads are predicting another major global crash far worse than the one in 2008 when the stock market finished at 777.68, which not only did the 3 sevens indicate the Three Weeks of Jacob’s Trouble, from 2000-2007/2007-2015/2015-2022) but also occurred in the Hebrew Year of 5768!

I disagree with Newton’s idea that there is no linguistic basis for adding (7 weeks & 62 weeks) those two numbers (49 and 434), because there is indeed a basis for adding the two together when one considers it gives us the mathematical equation that predicted when Jesus would announce Himself as Messiah! 

            If you look at the time predicted of Christ’s birth, the Magi (who revered Daniel and his God-given insights) had studied copies of the Book of Daniel and they  knew of the prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27. At the time of the appearance of the Star, they knew they were within a lifetime of this prophecy coming to pass. When they saw the Star of Bethlehem, their knowledge of this remarkably precise (and mathematical) prophecy, plus the promptings of the Holy Spirit, caused them to embark on the journey to Israel to pay their homage to the Jewish Messiah/King who was foretold to come at a precise appointed time. 

The prophecy concerning the timing of the coming of Jesus Christ, was given in unbelievable detail 600 years before Jesus was born. You will see that God foretold to the exact day when the Jews would be officially presented their long-awaited Messiah on Palm Sunday, April 6, 32 A.D.!  (Fulfilled to the letter, Matthew 21:1-11)

It was because of GOD’S UNPARALLELED MATHEMATICAL PROPHECY found in Daniel 9:24-26: “Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years (70 weeks of years) are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem, to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint a holy of holies. Know, therefore, and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until the coming of the anointed one, a prince, shall be seven weeks of years, and sixty-two weeks of years; it shall be built again with city square and moat, but in troublous times. And after the 62 weeks of years, shall the anointed one be cut off (killed) and shall have nothing and no one belonging to and defending Him…” 

At the precise point in history when the 7 + 62 Weeks of Years occurred, Israel could expect Messiah to announce Himself as Messiah. What great news! This meant that Israel could not miss Messiah, right? All they had to do was to be aware of this prophecy, to count the weeks of years and be cognizant of current events in Israel as they unfolded.

Anyway, the Jewish people missed the fact that the “weeks of years” had come to completion at the time of Jesus’ birth and ministry. They did not notice there were exactly 69 Weeks of Years (173,880 days) between the decree of King Artaxerxes in 445 B.C to rebuild Jerusalem until Palm Sunday, April 6, 32 A.D.!!  But God had wonderfully foretold to Daniel the exact day on which Messiah was to announce Himself as King.

On this day after Palm Sunday, when Jesus delivered the preview of “Jacob’s Trouble” (Matthew 24), He didn’t address the time gap (of the Church Age which was about to commence) and it wasn’t shown on Daniel’s timeline either.  No matter how long this time gap was going to be, Jesus acted as though it was non-existent and so immediately after the 69th week closed, He introduced Israel to the events that begin to unfold in the final “one (last) week.”

Jesus didn’t say why He didn’t address the time gap, but what it does is place the beginning of the 70th Week hard against the last day of the 69th week, and if this latter day is dated, so is the former.   THIS MEANS, IN ESSENCE, THAT THE DAY AFTER PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 32 AD, WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE PREVIEW OF THIS FINAL WEEK ON MONDAY APRIL 7, 32 AD WHEN HE RE-ENTERED THE CITY:
Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.  And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.” (Matthew 21:18-19)
It was a deliberate, chosen moment – and it is meant to convey to us that there has been a divinely decreed delay (the Church Age of Grace), and that the nation that rejected its Messiah on Palm Sunday would welcome the anti-Messiah on Fig Tree Monday, NOT THAT MONDAY, BUT A FAR OFF DAY THAT WOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CHURCH AGE ENDED.
The true dates of the seven days that began on Palm Sunday and ended with the resurrection “three days and three nights” after the crucifixion is crucial to the timeline of the seventy weeks for it is built upon these dates and whatever chronology is constructed, it must be founded on the seven days that began on the dated day in the Bible, April 6, 32 AD, Palm Sunday, and it’s close companion, Fig Tree Monday, April 7, 32 AD – that is, the end of week 69 and the PREVIEW of week 70.

So why did Israel’s spiritual leaders miss this prophecy, when the pagan Magi did not? The answer is simple: They didn’t just ‘forget’ to count the days & years. 

Several hundred years before Christ was born, Jewish leaders began to believe and propagate two grievous teachings in error.

    1) They taught that the sacred Scriptures could not be taken literally because they were not totally inspired by God, and thus contained errors.

    2) They taught that prophecies were not to be taken literally, but spiritually. Prophetic books such as Daniel were not even taught anymore because they contained so much prophecy. After several generations of not believing, therefore not teaching “this nonsense”, spiritual leaders of Jesus’ day were completely unaware of this prophecy. Thus, they were unaware of the “time of their visitation.

The same wrong teaching concerning inspiration of the Bible and its inerrancy is occurring today. Most people today are unaware that all 300+ prophecies concerning Jesus’ Second Coming are coming to pass or have already occurred. These people are unaware – simply & ignorantly unaware.  Ignorance is bliss, as they say?  Well, many unaware people will miss Jesus’ Second Visitation, to their eternal peril.

I believe that Jesus will fulfill the 1st Fall Feast, the Feast of Trumpets, on Sept. 14, 2015 and His Second Coming will fulfill the 2nd Fall Feast of Yom Kippur 7 years later on October 5, 2022,  which is the Day of Atonement — JUDGMENT DAY!…….and  here is why:

There was a Yom Kippur for the Lord’s First Coming and there is a second Yom Kippur for His Second Coming. 

The Lord started His ministry on Yom Kippur.  Read Isaiah 61:2 and then Luke 4:16-21 >>> “To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord….and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn…” etc.  All over the world Jewish people read the same Torah portion for a given Sabbath….they are all on the same page……and the “acceptable year” is a term for a Jubilee Year. 
In the synagogue, on the Sabbath, Jesus read the Isaiah passage when He began His ministry…..but after reading To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, Luke 4 tells us He suddenly stopped…and “closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down.  and the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him. And He began to say unto them, THIS DAY IS THIS SCRIPTURE FULFILLED IN YOUR EARS.”  THIS WAS ON YOM KIPPUR. Isaiah 61 is the prescribed Jewish scripture reading for Yom Kippur.  Where Jesus stopped reading applies only to His first coming!   The second part applies to His second coming which is yet to be fulfilled prophetically >> “And the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn..”>>>> This is the Day of the Lord! 
Knowing that Jesus’ ministry STARTED on Yom Kippur is a major foretelling of when Jesus is also going to return to earth by His very own words.  This will also be on Yom Kippur.  It’s almost like a great PAUSE in the Isaiah reading between the two Yom Kippur’s, with 2,000 years of history intervening in that ‘pause.’
Ezekiel also saw the Lord’s return on Yom Kippur.  Ezek.40:1-3 says “In the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month(the beginning of the year means “the head of the year and is where we get the name for Rosh HaShanah….the 10th month is Tishrei and the 10th day is YOM KIPPUR).  Verses 2 & 3 state: “In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south. And he brought me thither, and behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.”
Then we also see in Daniel 9:25 that Jesus second coming will occur on the specific date of Yom Kippur.  Remember this is a dual prophecy of 7 weeks and 62 weeks.  After the 62 weeks Messiah is to be killed and this was for His First Coming as the Messiah.   Daniel 9:26 says “After threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off (“karath” – killed)
Apply that 7 weeks of years, to ‘when Jerusalem is restored for the second time’, ‘for a second coming prophecy of the Messiah’.   WHEN did Jerusalem get restored for a second time?  When the Jews took back Jerusalem on June 7, 1967 during the Six Day War!  This started the clock for the Lord’s Second Coming, again, on Yom Kippur.
Isaiah 11:11-12 – “It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left: He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
Passover Death of Jesus Christ
Unleavened Bread Burial of Jesus Christ
First Fruits Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) The outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Trumpets The resurrection of the righteous dead and rapture of the church
Atonement The Second Coming
Tabernacles The Messianic Era
Now here is where (and why) I digress from the calculation of exactly 49 Jewish (360-day, prophetic) years from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967, you get 49 X 360 = 17640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23, 2015, the Day of Atonement 2015) being when Newton saw as the Second Coming and Colonel Bramlett suggestions it may instead possibly be the Rapture:
    The Resurrection/Rapture will be fulfilled at His Coming in the air at the Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 14, 2015 (Hebrew date: Tishri 1, 2016, New Year/New Sabbatical cycle/Jubilee Year); while the Second Coming will be fulfilled 7 years later, on Yom Kippur, Oct. 5, 2022 (as the explanation above demonstrates).  From the new Sabbatical cycle beginning on Sept. 14, 2015 in a year of Jubilee, the process of returning the Land (and all of Creation) will begin as it reverts to the ORIGINAL OWNER/CREATOR via the Judgments that will fulfill Daniel 9:24 – to bring an end to all iniquity,  THEN….the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles will begin the Millennial Kingdom of God on Earth, when God will dwell, or ‘tabernacle’, with men.
We are so very close!  But wait!  Is there still doubt?  Well, look at it this way > All of the appointed times rely upon the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles.  If the 70th Week of Daniel does not follow the Resurrection/Rapture at the head of this coming new Sabbatical cycle of 2015-2022 and the Jubilee Year of 2015-2016, then we must all wait another 50 years!  Does anyone believe the world can last that long?….or is it ripe now with iniquity that will continue to increase and escalate until such a time as has never been on earth?      
Sir Isaac Newton said, “About the time of the end, in all probability, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation in the midst of much clamour and oppositions.”  I like to think we are part of that body. 
I know this is long, and yet there is so much more, but there is simply no other way to get  understanding than by taking the time to read and analyze it.  So for those who really truly want to understand where we are on God’s Timeline, there is no other way but to study it. 
Until…..
sherry vance~

Dec 17, 2014 Mark Biltz and Jonathan Cahn together in stage

These two people have discovered the most significant prophetic events in modern times. Their two different discoveries are occurring at the present time together in a synchronicity that only God can orchestrate.

The signs in the sun and moon occurring in Jewish feast days of Passover and Sukkot and the end of the Shemitah on 2015 having a solar eclipse and the super blood moon some days latter on Sukkot are signs meant by God to wake us up from our slumber.

Nando

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Dec 17, 2014 Jonathan Cahn and the Harbinger, the Mystery of the Shemitah review and links

The key to understanding the events that are moving peoples, nations and economies is to understand and see the hand of God working to bring about His will at His set times.

Messianic Jew Jonathan Cahn has brought to light, uncovered, rendered visibly the power and timing of God’s changes to the nations, the economies and the balance of earthly power, specially the United States.

In the Harbinger he discovered that Isaiah 9:10 that was a prophetic warning to the nation of Israel before the Assyrians destroyed them was being sent again this time to the United States of America at ground zero of the twin towers collapse. With this revelation of events, harbingers, he begins to manifest openly and palpably God’s will, strong hand and timing of events. This book led Jonathan on the discovery of a very potent law given by God to Israel, the law of the Shemitah.

The Mystery of the Shemitah is the book that chronologically and timely records the exact days and years when these major changes occur.

To say these two books will alter the way you look at reality, the supernatural and the spiritual laws of god is an understatement.

Nando

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