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Edition 173 September 1st 2013
How long O Lord?
Please note that this news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
►Peace Talks update:
The peace talks may break down and restart a few times. The talks will run into severe troubles. If the talks are called off permanently then all bets are off and we are in a time period where nothing prophetic can come to pass, because the tribulation begins with a the confirming or signing of a peace deal.
It is inconceivable that these talks will fail totally simply because so many other prophetic events are on the door step.
Ramallah: The Palestinians have “reached out” to Israel to show that they are serious about peace. In spite of new “settlement” activity, they have said that they need to take a new approach. A number of the talks-participants from both sides have just had a number of secret meetings to smooth out troubles.
►General news items:
How long O Lord?
Revelation 6:10 “They cried and said with a loud voice saying, How long O Lord, holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
Psalm 13:2 “How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me”?
We are commanded to watch, pray and be ready. Have you ever noticed that those who do not love the truth of eschatology or watching have little interest in end time events? They have no spiritual conversation of any value. All they ever talk about is worldly things. You can see it and hear it even in their prayer. They are all around us!
In all of what follows I am not setting a date cast in stone. I am presenting to you very real and compelling evidence. It is all possible and probable, but if wrong, I will carry on watching as commanded by God. If wrong, I will continue to ignore the cynical sceptics also as I’m commanded by God!
“No one knows the time.”
This is the most quoted bit of ignorance by deceived believers and unbelievers alike.
The majority of Christians erroneously believe that “no one knows the time”, because some verse in the Bible says so! Firstly the Bible says no such thing. It says, “no one knows the day or hour”, which refers to a very specific point in time. But then even this refers in double reference to the Feast of Trumpets, which is also called “The Feast of which no one knows the day or hour,” because it begins at the sighting of the new moon.
“No one knows the day or hour” could also be a reference to the latter part of the verse talking of heaven and earth passing away. Secondly, He’s coming like a thief in the night. 1Thessalonians 5:2-3 speaks of our Lord coming as a thief in the night and then says “but you brethren are not in darkness that this day should overtake you as a thief.”
Revelation 3:3 “If you shall not watch I will come upon you as a thief and not know the hour.”
Here are some other verses continuing this theme:
Isaiah 46:10 “God declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times, things that are not yet done, saying ‘My counsel shall stand.’”
Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophecy?”
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
John 16:13 “...He will show you things to come.”
Zechariah 14:7 “It shall be one day, which is known to the Lord...”
Beware the church minister who does not preach and teach accurate eschatology. You must love the truth to receive it. Here is the principle: 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 “They did not receive the love of the truth...God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie...who did not believe the truth.”
If you are a cynical sceptic about end time things you will not and cannot know these truths!
It is inconceivable that God would not warn His people about the coming times. He sent signs ahead of the first coming. He warned ahead of the judgements of Noah and Lot’s days, which are types of the end time events.
Bible codes, numbers and meanings:
Do not go overboard with this. On the other hand, don’t be ignorant of things God has stamped with His supernatural markings. We are told in numerous places to watch, be ready and to know the signs of the times.
Anything with a number in it can have meaning, especially Bible numbers. There are numerous types of computerised Bible code calculators out there. The alpha-numeric languages in which the Bible was written, assigns numbers to each letter (gematria), so you can add up the value of a word. Or you can take any Bible word and find out its number. Bible numbers also have meanings, coming from the Bible itself.
For example: The number four is symbolic of the world. We have four seasons, the four corners of the world, and the four riders of the apocalypse. There are four directions, the four elements, four kinds of living creatures and so on.
We have four blood moons coming up! Israel has only ever seen four blood-moon tetrads in history.
Obama is the 44th President of the US – he is rooted in and linked to the world and its system. No, he is not the antichrist but he most certainly is one in the spirit of antichrist. He will be a fateful world leader.
2 Corinthians 4:4 “The god of this world has blinded the minds of those who believe not...”
Skip code calculators: I was initially sceptical about these but more and more I’m seeing that God may well be using them to bring messages to us. They use the first five books of the Bible (Torah) as their foundation. You then search for a word spelt out by a certain skip between the letters. Here is an example of one at work:
Bible codes: click the link video clip (I do not sanction the other videos in the sidebars)
Let’s now take Bible numbers a bit further:
The Hebrew spiritual calendar year 5999:
We know that there were seven days of creation. The Bible says that a day with the Lord is as a thousand years. (Psalm 90:4) Six is the number of man under sin and seven is the number of spiritual perfection. On the spiritual calendar we are now at the year 5999 and about to enter 6000. This introduces the Millennium and then the 7000th the age of eternity.
Here it is from the Torah Calendar. Torah Calendar.com (thank you). The blue arrow points to the year 5999! Is there significance in this? I think so, especially when looked at in light of everything else all dovetailing together!
Note that the spiritual calendar year 5999 corresponds to 2013 and it changes to 6000 in 2014 or the Hebrew lunar year 5775...SNAP!
The Hebrew civil calendar years 5774 and 5775
We are now at the end of the Hebrew year 5773. On Rosh Hashanah (Tishrei 1 or September 4th) the Hebrew year changes to 5774. At Rosh Hashanah, September 25th 2014 the year changes to 5775. As you see, 5775 includes a bit of 2014 and 2015 on the Gregorian calendar.
Five is the Biblical number of grace and seven is the Biblical number of perfection. (5775)Could this mean that the age of grace is about to end?
One usually uses Strong’s Concordance to look up the meaning of a Bible word. Every word in the Bible is there and each word is numbered. This number takes you to the original make-up and meaning of that word. But you can also look up the number and see what word is associated with it.
Now if you look up the number 5774 in Strong’s Concordance (Hebrew), it is the number of the word, meaning, “fly away like a bird, flee away”. 5775 also means, “fly” and is derived from 5774. It is sometimes used in association with a bird or fowl flying and sometimes the usage means just to fly away. It is used in the following verses:
Job 20:8 “He shall fly away (5774) as a dream and shall not be found.”
Psalm55:6 “Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away (5774)and be at rest.”
Psalm 18:10 “And He rode upon a cherub and flew (up); He flew (up) (5774) upon the wings of the wind.”
Psalm 90:10 “The days of our lives are seventy years and if by reason of strength eighty...It will soon be cut off and we will fly away. (5774)”
Isaiah 31:5 “Like birds flying (5774) about, so will the Lord descend on Jerusalem. He will deliver it and preserve it.”
►There is another way of looking at this. Hebrew is an alpha-numeric language, with each number having a letter attached to it. In other words you can spell out the word coming from the letters making up the equivalent numbers 5775. It is the word “Teshuah”. Now if you look up Teshuah in Strong’s Concordance it means “salvation, deliverance, victory or rescue”.
We now have 5774 and 5775 as candidates for the rapture. Both can’t be right. But what if we have a rapture right at the end of the year 5774, and a tribulation starts a day or so afterwards on the first day of 5775? It could be either.
As I pressed on working on this, I recall writing about an amazing bit of revelation some months ago. As I looked up the words again, I was shocked to discover what follows.
The year nuclear weapons will fly!
The verse below uses the Hebrew word “flying” (5774). This “flying scroll” (megillah) is nothing other than nuclear conflict. Please do have a look at edition 147 (click link) for more. it will amaze and shock you!!! It’s in the section towards the end entitled, “The most shocking verse of scripture you will see in a long time.” (You must read it otherwise you will have no idea what I’m talking about.)
Zechariah 5: 1-2 “I raised my eyes and saw a flying scroll. The flying scroll is twenty cubits in length and its width (diameter) is ten cubits.”
Okay, now that you have read that section in edition 147, can you see how critical and vital all these things are now? The Hebrew year 5774 which begins on September 4th (a few days away) and runs through to Rosh Hashanah 2014 could be a monumental year!
This could all be a coded message from our Lord indicating that nuclear conflict will begin very soon!
A word of caution again: In all of these things I am looking at probabilities based on much evidence, nevertheless we must always allow for some degree of tolerance. We must always be watchful.
Whichever you way you look at it the years 5774 and 5775 are going to be momentous!
Timing and the Peace Talks:
Isaiah 28:15-18 “You have said we made a covenant with death and with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves. Therefore the Lord says, Behold I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation...Your covenant with death shall be annulled and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through; then you will be trampled down by it.”
The peace talks on the go now are very important simply from a timing perspective. The tribulation period begins with the signing (confirming) of a peace treaty of some sort with Israel.
All of the previous peace agreements have failed or come to nothing. This one now is called the “final status” talks. The dividing of the land of Israel is central, which brings the wrath of God into play (Joel 3:2). These talks may break down, or be delayed, but they need to be in place by Rosh Hashanah 5775 (next year) So far this great piece of the jigsaw puzzle is on track.
We know that the peace pact will fail at the half way mark in the tribulation.
The Hindenburg Omen:
This is a rare, but very reliable technical stock market indicator of a coming crash. It measures market internals and divergences between new highs and new lows occurring simultaneously. When certain conditions are met and filters applied the “Omen” fires. A market crash occurs within 40 to 50 days of the Omen. A cluster of Omens occurred recently giving us a timeline until the end of September for a world market crash. There is a 77% chance of it occurring within that time-frame.
The quantitative easing program in the US has artificially stimulated their economy but with the tragic side effects of destroying the middle class, small business and the value of the dollar. The chickens will come home to roost quickly. The debt bubble will burst soon and cause a sentiment and emotion led panic and a massive world market crash.
Gold and oil are going to be the best investment vehicles until the tribulation begins.
We are right now on the doorstep of the next and biggest world financial crisis. It will not be coincidental in terms of timing. All these ducks are in a row now.
An attack on Syria has now been delayed until the first half of this September month. It is not coincidental. This coming attack will lead to a larger conflict in the area. We are now in the time- period of the preparing of the “king of the south” and the “king of the north”, ahead of the Gog and Magog war. We are also now on the verge of the prophesied destruction of Damascus and the entry by Israel into the big picture.
It can and will all happen fast.
Rapture in Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets):
The marriage ceremony in ancient Hebrew tradition is of importance. The bride was lifted up and carried into the marriage chamber (hupa) and there the couple would stay for 7 days. The chamber door would be shut.
The typology here is similar to Noah’s entry into the ark as well as other Biblical examples in the Old Covenant. Both of these are types of the Rapture.
I have always believed that the Rapture will be exclusive even within the church and will not include everyone who claims to be a believer. But have you ever thought of this? One of our jobs as believers is to make the Jews jealous. This, the Messianic believers are generally doing well. (Romans 11:11-14).
One big thing that will make still-unsaved Jews jealous is Rapture!
Isaiah 26:20-21 “Come my people enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. For behold the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity...”
The next of the Feasts of the Lord to find fulfilment is the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah. (See Menorah diagram above).It will be fulfilled by the beginning of the tribulation period and pre-tribulation Rapture.
Rosh Hashanah has numerous names and customs that are symbolic and important. Here are some of them:
The blowing of the shofar at Rosh Hashanah orders the rebuilding of the Temple. It inspires fear in the hearts of those who hear it. The shofar causes a yearning for the ingathering of the exiles and relates to resurrection.
Happy is the nation that knows the secrets of teru’a (shofar) – proclaims the Jewish midrash. But for the Jews who do not know the Messiah yet, the shofar speaks a solemn message. They proclaim: “That which is being shattered is we.” The shofar speaks to them of war and judgment. But to the saved it is liberation. One of the traditional beliefs is that Rosh Hashanah is likened to the removing of soiled garments.” Isn’t that a wonderful description of Rapture?
Tashlich is the Rosh Hashanah ceremony of casting off sins. Jews symbolically cast pieces of broken bread into flowing water, which carries it away. The challah is eaten which is a round loaf symbolising eternity. On the second night of Rosh Hashanah new fruit including pomegranates are eaten. Pomegranates are symbolic of royalty and resurrection for the church. These are symbolic of Rapture.
On Rosh Hashanah all who come into the world pass in front of Him. The term bnei meron means, passing through a narrow place one at a time, like sheep passing under the rod one at a time. This is symbolic of Rapture.
Here are some other terms for Rosh Hashanah: Yom Teruah: “Sounding of the shofar”, Yom Hadin “The day of judgment”, Yom HaKeseh “The day of concealment.” Psalm 81:3 Blow trumpet at new moon at the full (lit= concealed) moon.
Rosh Hashanah is also called Yom Hakish: “the day of hiding”.
Isaiah 26:20-21 “Come My people enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past. For behold the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.”
In these things above you can see much symbolism of the rapture!
Important Rosh Hashanah dates:
The table below shows the number of days (moons) in each Hebrew year. This is a lunar-based calendar, which means that years can differ by a day. The tribulation period is exactly 2550 days long. (1260+1290 = Daniel's 70th week). The table shows which years qualify to fit the tribulation length and which don’t. (Chart by Gavin Finley)
Note that the next year that fits is 2014 or the Hebrew year 5775.
►Another powerful reason why Rosh Hashanah may be the time of the Rapture relates to the tradition of timing the Feast.
It can only begin once two witnesses have confirmed the sighting of the new moon. Rosh Hashanah is a two day Feast so that there would no doubt about the new moon’s appearance. Therefore Rosh Hashanah is on a day that “no one knows the exact day and hour.”
So, God is actually telling us that the rapture may well be on or very close to a Rosh Hashanah Feast!
The three main themes of Rosh Hashanah are Resurrection of the righteous, the Kingship of the Lord and the marriage of the Lamb.
Hanukah and the cosmic countdown:
I did touch on this in a previous edition. Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated for eight days as a rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The festival looks forward to the next Temple on the Temple Mount and to the Messiah.
It is celebrated by the lighting of the nine-candled menorah. In Jewish tradition light is a symbol of God’s divine presence. Nine is the number of finality.
This year Hanukkah falls on November 29th
November 29th 1947 was the date a UN resolution was passed confirming the partition plan for the dividing of Israel once the British mandate ended.
November 29th is the date comet Ison reaches its brightest point as it turns rounds the sun. For those who aren’t aware, comet Ison is huge and is likely to be the brightest we have seen. It is already visible in our skies with a small telescope.
Isn’t it interesting that all these things are dovetailing together. November 29th is not important prophetically except in that it is a harbinger and warning that the Light of Messiah is getting very close. It is also symbolic of the new Temple soon to be rebuilt on the Temple Mount.
The Lamb is now the Lion!
Yes the Lamb is now the Lion, but beware of the wrath of the Lamb! (Revelation 6:16)
The gentle Lamb of God will always be there for those who come to Him in surrender, but beware world; you are about to encounter a Lion far greater and more vicious than any ever seen or known before.
You can say that you reject the Lion and only believe Yeshua is a Lamb. You fool! What’s coming to you is the wrath of the Lion and the wrath of the Lamb in one.
There are quite a few varied views out there as to when the tribulation period will begin. Some stretch out as far as 2016. There are some who believe it will begin this year and others who believe it will be in 2014. All of these views can’t be right. They are all based on certain calculations and presumptions. But there is something very important in all of them and that is that they are not far apart from each other!
Many watchmen and prophecy teachers are now seeing “eye to eye” on all the major events. I love them all! (Of course there will always be those who are off the wall.)
What you must do:
What you must do now is die! Yes you must...you must die to self, to the world system and its ways and to all demonic influences. The way to do this is by embracing the cross of Messiah and letting Him show you what things in your life are an offense to Him. You must act and deal with them. In other words, you must walk into a new dimension of holiness with our Lord.
You must repent of all known sin. If you are His, our great Messiah and King of Glory will lead you and draw you into His ways. You must humble yourself before Him. You must lay down all pride and arrogance. You must set your heart to love the truth with a fresh passion, and cast out and reject all error.
You must be “baptised” in the fire of His love and glory.
In all of this there is much evidence for Rosh Hashanah 5775 (September 2014) to be the start of the seven year tribulation period and the Rapture of the church.
A sign of maturity in the Lord is the willingness and ability to endure whatever lies before him especially hardship. In all of these things I have presented to you a powerful case based on much scriptural and other evidence. I have prayed, researched and sat until the early hours for weeks working on this. I have become personally very excited. BUT if I am wrong on all these things, I will endure and move on with My wonderful Saviour. I will continue to watch and say “How long O lord.”
John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehends it not.”
John 3:19 “Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of the light because their deeds were evil.”
Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise will understand.”
I took this picture as a storm approached in the beautiful Namaqualand Desert with sun dying behind the clouds. This is the situation the world is facing right now.
Shalom and grow in grace!