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●High hopes for new Arab / Israeli peace summit (Debkafile 28th March)
●New Trump-created deal on “settlements” in Israel almost ready. It will allow Israel to build them.
●Lebanon says Israel’s maritime law in energy-rich waters claimed by both sides, “means war.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 171 August 4th 2013
The stones and the skies will cry out:
Please note that this news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
The importance of the new Israeli / Palestinian peace talks:
The talks are being called “the final status” talks.
They have agreed that everythingis on the table.
They have agreed to set an approximate nine-month period for the talks, with a possible extension.
They have agreed to keep everything secret and not to speak of or leak any details during the talks.
“Final status” is and means “final” for the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
There is huge significance in these talks, not least the timing.
The world’s “roadmap to peace” is approaching destination! It is will be a very short, swift superficial peace heralded by the whole world. It will then manifest Gods truth - WAR!
Dividing the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem does not bring peace but war and judgement. (Joel 3:1-2 , Zechariah 12:2-3)
We know that nine months is the gestation period for a birth. This peace treaty will give “birth” to the antichrist! The Bible speaks of the signing of a seven year peace treaty between Israel and the person who will be revealed in this act as the antichrist. The signing of this treaty will begin the seven-year tribulation period. As regular readers know, I (and many others) believe that this will occur on a Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) which is the next of the seven Feasts to be fulfilled. I believe according to many signs and much analysis that the Feast of Trumpets next year may be the one.
And now surprise, surprise, here we have major significant peace talks on the go which are very likely to produce THE peace treaty. The timing is spot on!
These peace talks are due for completion a few months before the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) next year. (25th September) It is quite possible that the talks may be extended or that they will be completed on time and then a date for the signing set a few months later.
Add to this the fact that the Middle East is imploding and ready to enter its fateful role. As almost the whole world goes pro-homosexuality at the same time, the wrath of God awaits! There are many other things all waiting in the wings, some of which I have dealt with in this edition.
We need to watch now for activity surrounding the rebuilding of the Third Temple, which needs to be in place by mid-tribulation. Conflict around this issue could put it on the peace-talks agenda!
Can you see how many things are dovetailing together!
It’s unlikely that these peace talks will fail. Too many things are lining up and falling into place.
●Palestinian ministers say, “Any new peace deal will help us conquer Israel later.”
●Palestinian leader Abbas reiterates that there will not be one single Jew in a new independent Palestinian state. (30th July Israel Today)
●Jordanian king Abdullah says that he will fight to prevent the Judaization of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Journalists and church dignitaries applauded this.
●Likud MK Moshe Feiglin said on 1sth August “It’s time for us to flood the Temple Mount. This after it was closed to Jews during Ramadan, ending later in August. (Israel National News 1st August)
●Hezbollah leader says: “Palestine stretches from sea to river. Israel is a tumour which must be uprooted. Destroying Israel is in the interests of all Arabs.” (3rd August)
The stones and the skies will cry out:
Luke 19:40 “I tell you that if these (disciples) should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Psalm 102:14 “Your servants take pleasure in her stones and favour her dust.”
Genesis 1:14 “Then God said let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs...”
Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars; and on the earth distress of nations.”
We must be guarded when dealing with extra-Biblical issues, but also not to the point of writing them off. God speaks in whatever way He chooses. Many of these things confirm Biblical passages and principles and shout messages of warning.
We know for example that the Dead Sea scrolls have proven beyond any doubt the accuracy of much of the Bible, the book of Isaiah in particular.
For your benefit I’ve put together a collection of voices crying out in the stones of antiquity and the skies above. I have much more, which I will present to you in another edition in the future.
The Cyrus Cylinder:
This could also be described as the New-Age stone!
It was ‘written’ by Cyrus the Babylonian who had a dream in which the Jewish God, Yahweh appeared to him instructing him to release the Jews from their seventy-year captivity.
Cyrus was an Aryan who settled in Persia – present day Iran, which itself comes from the original word ‘Aryan’. The words even sound similar.
The Aryan was to have no Jewish blood or ancestor in him.
The Aryan later became synonymous with perfection, or the perfect human being. This perfection was physical, external and had nothing to do with internal holiness.
The Aryan in fact became the stylised, ideal human.
In 1979 the Shah of Iran adopted the Cyrus Cylinder as the official symbol of Iran. Today Iran wants to destroy Israel. After the fall of the Shah of Iran and the takeover by Islamic extremists, the cylinder was removed from Iran. It was returned for six months in 2010. Right now the cylinder is on a world tour, currently in the US.
The cylinder and other similar cylinders contain ancient “new-age” thinking of multi-faith. Cyrus had to devise a system to rule his multilingual, multicultural and multi-religious empire. He did it by tolerance of all – mixing them together. This was the way of Babylon and its tower.
In Hebrew the word is Bab-ilim means “Gate of Deity” Babel Babylon or balal (248).Meaning to mix together. Some dictionaries say the word means “confusion” Actually; it’s much the same thing. To confuse together or “mix together” produces the same thing.
But isn’t this very interesting? Babylon in Hebrew means “Gate of Deity” and Babel in Hebrew means “mixture or mixing”.
The counterfeit way to God (Deity) is the way of multi-faith mixture!
God destroyed Babel and Babylon because they rejected God’s way and chose their own man-made way to reach God.
Cyrus honoured a host of Gods including Zoro and the supreme deity Ahuramazda with its central dictum of good works and deeds. One of his gods was Marduk, the “king of heaven and earth”, who believed that all religions offered a different pathway to God.
The cylinder is respected amongst the Jews because it refers to the end of their captivity and return to Jerusalem.
The Cyrus Cylinder represents the return of the Jews to the land, Jerusalem and their Messiah. It also symbolises the antichrist’s new-age, one-world government.
The Gabriel Stone
This beautiful stone was discovered 13 years ago. It dates back to the Second Temple era.
The stone contains two concepts that predate the Christian era. The first is Messiah the Son of David and the second is Messiah the Son of Joseph. These suggest a Jewish-held view of the resurrection pre-dating Messiah.
“Messiah, the Son of David” refers to our soon coming Messiah returning in a blaze of military – like glory, while “Messiah Son of Joseph” speaks of the suffering Messiah who died and rose again.
How amazing is that. In this stone we see the Lamb and the soon coming Lion!
The stone contains a transcript of Gabriel’s vision of the Apocalypse as well as some other prophecies.
Professor Israel Knohl of the Hebrew University caused a stir recently when he deciphered the inscriptions on the stone. A crucial line missed by others, reveals a call by God for His “Son to come back to life” He says it also contains the notion that the blood of Yeshua is necessary to bring about Israel’s national redemption.
The Copper Scroll:
This beautiful copper scroll was found amongst the other Dead Sea scrolls and differs in that it is made of copper. It is dated at around 75 CE.
The scroll speaks of tons of treasures of gold and silver being hidden in various locations hinted to on the scroll. Many believe that this treasure trove is the contents of the Second Temple and also contains the Ark of the Covenant. Various expeditions have unearthed nothing. Some believe that an associated scroll exists and awaits discovery which will pin-point the location of these temple treasures and perhaps the Ark.
The significance of this apart from archaeological importance, is the fact that we are entering the era of the Third Temple and this scroll may just have a roll to play in unearthing many things important to the new Temple, which as you know will be the tribulational Temple!
The Lead and copper books:
Archaeologists are heralding this as one of the most important finds of modern days. About 70 of these books made of copper and lead were discovered in a cave in Jordan in 2007. They were created shortly after the crucifixion and were believed to be owned by early Christians. These would in fact be the very first transcripts of the events of the Bible.
These books contain images of menorahs and text in ancient Hebrew, some of which are in code form. Some haven’t even been opened yet. There is an ongoing battle to get all of these metal books out of Jordan, so that they can all be deciphered and analysed by the experts.
British archaeologist David Elkington, working on the project says, that some of the transcripts already interpreted, speak of the “The coming of the Messiah.” These little books of antiquity also reveal the character of the early church before the advent of Constantine and the Catholic church. They are Messianic, filled with Hebraic images. There are no signs of all the pagan occult trappings of the modern church.
One of the phrases interpreted says: “Saviour of Israel”, referring to Yeshua the Messiah. Another says, “I shall walk uprightly.”
Some believe that these books will reveal surprising messages of end-time events. No wonder many in the know want to get their hands on them all soon. As of now the main message contained in some of the books is the coming of Messiah.
The Moabite Stone:
This black stone was discovered in 1868 in Jordan near the Dead Sea and is dated to approximately 830 BC. Islamists believed that the stone was cursed so they broke it up. But it has been put back together again. This stone contains an ominous prophetic message!
The important thing about the inscription is that it speaks of King David and His God, Yahweh. The ‘writer’ of the stone, king Mesha, says that he “took the vessels of Yahweh and presented them before the face of his god Chemosh. This god was believed to be a partner of the goddess Astarte (Ishtar / Easter). Interestingly the Moabites were destroyed soon after this by David’s armies.
This is an amazing parallel and bears resemblance to the story of the “writing on the wall”, and the following destruction of Babylon, which occurred because the Holy vessels from the Jewish Temple were brought into the king’s palace and defiled.
Today the Moabite Stone speaks to us of coming judgement on the world for bringing down God’s holiness and mixing it with the evils of the “god of this world” - Satan.
Today there is little respect for God and His word. The worldwide outpouring of pro-homosexual leaning by church and nations, and the institutionalised mass murder of the unborn, bear testimony to the defilement of God’s word and ways.
The stone once related to the destruction on Moab. Today it speaks prophetically of the soon coming destruction of Jordan (originally Moab).
Bear in mind that today the king of Jordan is the official protector of the Temple Mount in Jerusaelm. A few days ago he told journalists that he would fight to “prevent the Judaization of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.” Do you see the parallels?
Megiddo is a round hill in the middle of the Jezreel Valley; it is the site of Armageddon. In fact the word 'Armageddon' comes from the root words 'Har Megiddo'. It was a place of occult, pagan worship and is important archaeologically. In all the digs, the most prominent finds have been numerous stones and implements with lions engraved on them.
It’s interesting that this site comes into play again as our Lord returns as the Lion of the tribe of Judah!
I once stood on top of Megiddo with a bunch of stupid church ministers arguing with them. They were saying that Armageddon is symbolic and there will be no real event. At that moment three Israeli F16 fighter jets appeared flying very low straight towards us, and then turned up vertically into the sky as they got to Megiddo! That shut them up!
Prophecy in the sky:
The following section deals with signs in the skies relating to the dividing of the land of Israel.
Israeli generals go to the top of Masada from time to time and proclaim that Israel and Jerusalem will never again fall into the hands of enemies. Here is what God says:
Amos 9:15 “I will plant then (Israel) in their land and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord.” (After the planting in 1948, they will not be pulled up again.)
This is the ultimate end of the roadmap to peace! How about that! I know the end of it all even before all the world’s big shots begin! O yes the peace talks may well succeed and Israel may well be divided even further, but God through Amos has the last word, even if it comes to pass towards the end of the tribulation.
In dealing with signs from in the sky, we must be aware that we are dealing with God and therefore dealing with the supernatural as well. God has done and will do many things to confound modern man that are completely supernatural.
We must also beware of interpretive application. We don’t want to be wolf-criers looking for signs in every corner of the sky.
The four blood moon tetrads:
Joel 2:31 “The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible Day of the Lord.” This verse occurs at the Second Coming, but it is where the term “blood moon” comes from.
A tetrad is when four blood moons occur in a row. They are very rare but even more rare is the observation by some that they have occurred on the Feast days of the Lord.
The history of blood moon tetrads:
1493-1494: This was when the Jews were expelled from Spain in the Inquisitions.
1949-1950: This was when Israel became independent.
1967-1968: This was when Jerusalem was restored to Jewish rule.
2014-2015: This is when we have blood moon tetrads on Passover and on Sukkoth again.
The next tetrad of blood moons will be associated with Israel’s existence, Jerusalem remaining in Israeli hands and WAR. They have been harbingers of wars and troubles in the past.
***Note: I do not put much weight on blood moons. There may be significance in these due the timing, but they are weak signs.
The comet Ison:
This comet is due in our skies in November this year. (It is already in view to astronomers). According to NASA it is due to be the brightest we have ever seen. There is little danger of it hitting the earth, but it is likely to cause many disruptions to electro-magnetic fields, tides, and weather and communication systems.
It’s been notoriously difficult to predict the exact effects of a comet, or exactly how bright they will be or even what sort of damage they may or may not cause. So we must bear that in mind. Already there are many conflicting stories out there about Ison. What is not in dispute is that it will be here.
The most interesting thing about this comet is its timing.
November 29th 1947 was a very important date in history. This was the date the United Nations passed a partition plan for the land of Israel. This plan to divide the land was to replace the British Mandate. It was in fact the resolution leading to the creation of the state of Israel (1948) and an independent Arab (Palestinian state) co-existing side by side with Israel. The plan was adopted by Israel, and rejected by the Arabs. This resolution then saw the birth of Israel in 1948. But the plan to divide the land remained. One day after independence Israel was attacked by numerous Arab nations in the War of Independence.
1947 to 2013 is 66 years. 6 is the number of man under sin. We all know that 666 is the number of the antichrist, so 66 would be closely associated and yes it is. 66 is the number of idolatry.
Isn’t it interesting that the main agenda item of the 66th session of the United Nations was the dividing of the land of Israel and Palestinian statehood!
So what does November 29th 1947 have to do with the comet Ison?
November 29th 2013: Now as we fast forward 66 years to 2013 on that same date, comet Ison, will be at its closest point to the sun and earth. This will be when it is brightest.
This will be in the middle of the current “final status” peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians These talks are centred around the dividing of the land.
Could this be a sign? I would be surprised if it is not!
I searched for what other possible signs there could be relating to the comet. (By the way there is already a lot of pure junk out there about this comet.) I entered the name Ison into a gematria calculator and it came up with 219. I couldn’t find any significance to that either, so just for fun I looked up Psalm 21:9 – not much fun!
Psalm 21:9 “You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath and the fire shall devour them.”
Apart from that, what is most interesting is its name and the message in that name. Ison has numerous derivatives. One of these is the patronymic name ‘Joseph’. The name means “God will increase.” Joseph is also a type of our Messiah and is also symbolic of the Messiah being revealed to the Jews. Could this comet be a sign of the soon coming Messiah, the lifting of the veil of spiritual blindness on the Jews as God brings them into LIGHT, and God increasing the outpouring of His Spirit as well as the increase of His anger and wrath at the world?
Do you know what Hanukah is and symbolises?
Hanukah is the Festival of Lights. It is symbolic of the rededication of the Second Temple. It also looks forward to the coming of Messiah. It is celebrated for eight days with the lighting of a unique nine-branched menorah. The central raised one is used to light the other eight.
This year Hanukah will be on 29th November just as comet Ison is at its closest and brightest!
This may be the most important Hanukah ever, at least in terms of signs!
In all of these things something big is imminent!
We have numerous signs in the ancient stones relating to Israel, the coming of Messiah, the tribulation, the evils of the world, the judgment as a result of defiling God’s holiness and many other such things.
The skies will soon be filled with signs again in relation to Israel, the peace talks and the dividing of the land and the city of Jerusalem.
The most important thing is the timing of all of these things. I say again as I have in previous editions: We are on the verge of the most dramatic events ever.
There is little time left, believe it or not. It is time to be radical in your spiritual life. It is time to put up strong barriers of protection against the evil one. It is time to bend your knee and humble your soul before our Lord. If all of this is merely conjecture – you would have lost nothing and only gained.
Amos 9:11-12 “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages, I will raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old; that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the Gentiles who are called by My name.”
1 Peter 2:5 “You as living stones are being built up a spiritual house, a royal priesthood...”
I took this picture in the Namib Desert some years ago. The message in these ancient God-made stones confirms the beauty of His creation.
Shalom and grow in grace!