America Eclipsed – Part 9

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This is the statue outside of the Cern facility.

Today, September 7, 2017, is a holiday at Cern, the large hadron collider[1].  This holiday celebrates the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre in which thousands of Huguenots (Protestants) were killed.  And Cern can celebrate whatever holidays it wants to because not only is it a laboratory, but it is also a nation state–did you know that?

Honestly, the more I read and hear about Cern, the more convinced I am that what they are up to is not science (though science is a tool they use), but religion and magick[2].  I’m not saying that all the scientists know exactly what the end goal is, but they could easily find out for themselves if they wanted to.  What they are trying to do is to open a portal to another dimension.  But why?  What many of us believe is that by opening this portal they hope to resurrect (or reincarnate) Nimrod.  Could a resurrected Nimrod be the antichrist?  It seems possible.  Suddenly it makes sense that they would have a statue of the Hindu god of destruction at their door.

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See the stylized 666 in their logo?

And September 23, 2017, the day of the Revelation 12 sign, Cern will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Fermi Lab with a virtual visit from the US[3].  But what else are they doing on the day of the Great Celestial Birth?  Being luciferians, they are looking to establish the defeated enemy’s kingdom by resurrecting Nimrod, the first man who hoped to enter Heaven and kill God.  They see this sign as a sign for his birth (or rebirth).  September 23, 2017 is supposed to be the day that starts the Age of Aquarius (enlightenment).

Don’t let these things scare you.  Remember, they can only do what God allows them to do:

You know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes.  For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way.  Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth and destroy him by the splendor of His coming, (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8, emphasis mine).

Ultimately and always, God is in control.  If the world doesn’t see the full extent of evil incarnate, they will never appreciate Love Incarnate and what He did for them.  God’s end game is always to save souls.  It should be ours, too!  God is good!

[1] Specifically, this is a local holiday called Jeûne genevois, https://genevalunch.com/2010/09/09/the-story-behind-the-jeune-genevois-holiday/

[2] I spelled magic that way because that is how Aleister Crowley spelled it.

[3] https://indico.cern.ch/event/645658/

America Eclipsed – Part 8

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See how dark the sky was, and this was still only 4/5ths eclipsed.  Notice the shooting star on the right.  Low on the horizon to the right you can see a light spot.  That’s a drone.

I was in Jerusalem in September 2015 during the final blood moon of the Blood Moon Tetrad.  Blood Moon Tetrads are 4 lunar eclipses all occurring on Passover and Tabernacles 2 years in a row—a rare occurrence that has always been tied with something significant for Israel, most recently: 1948, being the birth of the modern state of Israel and 1967, being the restoration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

That last Blood Moon was a super moon (at perigee, being at the closest point in its orbit of the earth).  I heart leapt within me to see that super moon over the Holy City from my apartment on the hill.  The countenance of the moon slowly changed from its usual creamy complexion to a dull red as the earth moved between the moon and the sun.

The next day as I was walking to the Western Wall with my friends, we turned a corner and there, above the Tower of David was a lacy white banner.  When it turned in the breeze I could see that it was not a banner after all, but a giant old-fashioned wedding dress.  The Blood Moon already had our Heavenly Wedding Day on my mind, so I stood there for a moment in stunned amazement.  You know how when you’re in love, you sometimes surprise your lover with a spontaneous gift.  That is what this was for me: a spontaneous gift from Jesus.  How amazing to think that He is anticipating our Heavenly Wedding Day just as much as I am!

I had a birthday while I was in Jerusalem, and my friends surprised me with a beautiful ring inscribed in Hebrew: וּﬢוּﬢ לּיִ לּﬢוּﬢיִ אּנּיּ, ’ă·nî  lə·ḏō·w·ḏî wə·ḏō·w·ḏî lî:

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine, (Song of Songs 6:3, NIV).

I was swooning from all the loving attention of being close to Jesus in His Holy City.  And what does all this from 2 years ago have to do with the American solar eclipse, you might ask.  My answer is that we are moving ever-closer to our celestial wedding day.  Our Bridegroom is pursuing us.  The Rapture is all about our wedding.

If you look at If you study about the first century Jewish wedding customs, the whole thing foreshadows the Rapture.  For example, when the couple have made their wedding contract (katubah), the man says to his bride, “I go to prepare a place for you[1].”  Then the bridegroom returns to his father’s house and builds a room where the two of them will live.

When Jesus said that to His disciples in the context of the End Times, they recognized the words and the context of a Heavenly wedding.  After all, some of them were married and had said those words to their brides.

The building usually took a year or more.  During that time, the bride prepared herself, together with her closest friends.  Then she waited.  She had to be ready when he came for her.  And he could only come for her when his father approved the room that he had built.  Then the father would say, “Now you may go get your bride.”

When Jesus said that no one knows the day or the hour, only the Father[2], the disciples recognized the words and context, too, as a Heavenly wedding.

So the bridegroom would get his closest friends and go to the bride’s house.  The friends would shout and make noise long before they actually get to her house so that she would know that he’s coming for her.  Then he would take her back to his father’s house and they go into the chamber to consummate the marriage, as their friends and family wait outside.

Think about it: the bridegroom comes in the night and suddenly snatches away his bride.  Doesn’t that sound like the Rapture?

The couple stay in the chamber for 7 days.  Then they come out and have the wedding party with all the guests.

Daniel’s 70th week is a 7 year period (3½ + 3½).  The 7 days in the wedding chamber = 7 years in Heaven.  That’s why many of us believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture[3].

This last Blood Moon was exactly 726 days before the Revelation 12 sign of September 23, 2017.

Strong’s Hebrew Concordance has 726 as אּﬧﬦיִﬦ, Aromim, meaning Syrian.  Interesting because the Bible calls the antichrist the Syrian.

The number 726 in Strong’s Greek Concordance is ἁρπάζω, harpazô, meaning seize by force; snatch up, suddenly and decisively – like someone seizing bounty (spoil, a prize); to take by an open display of force (i.e. not covertly or secretly).  This is the word we commonly translate as Rapture.  This is really interesting since it occurs on the day most likely for the Rapture to occur.

I’m not saying that September 23, 2017 is definitively when the Rapture will occur, but it is definitely possible.  Have you got your wedding clothes ready[4]?  God is good!

[1] John 14:2.

[2] Matthew 24:36, NIV.

[3] But even if I’m wrong, God is not going to scold me for being ready for His coming and encouraging others to be ready.  On the other hand, those who don’t believe the Rapture will be before the Tribulation, might not keep that same state of readiness.  And if they’re wrong, then they’ll have to go through the Tribulation, when they will most likely die by being beheaded for their faith.

[4] Matthew 22:11.

America Eclipsed – Part 7

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You can’t tell, but the sun is 3/4 eclipsed in this shot.  Notice how dark the sky is.

There is another total solar eclipse coming over America in 7 years.  It will go from Texas to Maine, its path forming an X with the path of the current eclipse.  The path of the 2024 eclipse will cross the path of this year’s eclipse in Illinois at a place known as Little Egypt.

Egypt is Biblically both symbolic of refuge and bondage.  It is also symbolic of sin and the former (unregenerate) life.

I read a blog saying that the 2017 eclipse could mark the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation, while the 2024 eclipse could mark the end.  However, many of us believe that the Great Tribulation is really only the second half of that 7 year period.  I believe that we can more accurately call the 7 year period Daniel’s 70th week.  Many of us believe that Daniel’s 70th week will begin with the Rapture and end with the Second Coming of Jesus.  But whether he was right about the timing of the 7 year period, only God knows.

The number 7 is the Biblical number of completeness and perfection[1].  God called the 7th day holy.  In fact, the Bible is so full of 7’s that I’m only going to list the most obvious ones:

  • God declared His creation to be good 7 times[2].
  • God named 7 clean animals[3].
  • The ark rested in the 7th month[4].
  • There were 7 days between sending out the doves[5].
  • There are 7 colors in the rainbow[6].
  • Jacob worked 7 years for Rachel, then seven more[7].
  • There were 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine[8].
  • All of the Hebrew servants were to be released in the 7th year[9].
  • Menorah lampstand with 7 lamps[10].
  • The punishment for impenitent sin was 7 times more severe[11].
  • Obedience to the Lord would cause the enemy to flee 7 ways[12].
  • The Lord would drive out 7 nations[13].
  • The walls of Jericho fell when 7 priests with 7 trumpets march 7 times around the city for 7 days[14].
  • Samson had 7 locks of hair[15].
  • Jesus told Peter to forgive 70 times 7[16].
  • Jesus dictated letters to the 7 churches[17].

Whether or not this starts the 7 year period of Daniel’s 70th week, we should be living every day as if Jesus could come back today.  After all, someday He will, and it could be this year.  God is good!

[1] And this post is Part 7!

[2] Genesis 1.

[3] Genesis 7:2-3.

[4] Genesis 8:4.

[5] Genesis 8:10–12.

[6] Genesis 9:13–16.

[7] Genesis 29:18–30.

[8] Genesis 41.

[9] Exodus 21:2.

[10] Exodus 25:37.

[11] Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24, & 28.

[12] Deuteronomy 28:7.

[13] Joshua 3:10.

[14] Joshua 6:4.

[15] Judges 16:13.

[16] Matthew 18:22.

[17] Revelation 2-3.

America Eclipsed – Part 6

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They’re looking for the eclipse, but are they looking for Jesus?

The Feast of Trumpets occurs exactly 33 days after the American eclipse.  Here are some more amazing facts about the Feast of Trumpets[1]:

  • The Jews consider the Feast of Trumpets to be the day God created the world.
  • Trumpets is also celebrated as the birth day of the Messiah.
  • Trumpets is a coronation celebration for Messiah as King.
  • Trumpets is also considered to be the day God sits in Judgment.
  • The shofar (which is the trumpet of the Feast of Trumpets) was used for many purposes such as:
    • To summon Moses to the top of the mountain to receive the Commandments[2],
    • To give a signal during time of war[3],
    • To proclaim the start of the Jubilee year[4],
    • To anoint a new king during coronation service[5],
    • To regather the outcasts of Israel[6],
    • To warn the people of danger[7], and
    • To declare the arrival of the Messiah[8].
  • Trumpets begins Yamim Noraim, the 10 Days of Awe to get right before God in time for Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.
  • The number 10 means completion and a completed course (10 Commandments, 10 Plagues, 10 fingers and 10 toes).

The next feast day after the Feast of Trumpets is Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, which is 7 days after the Revelation 12 sign on September 23, 2017.  It is the Sabbath of Sabbaths—the only day out of the whole year when the High Priest was allowed to go into the Holy of Holies to make atonement for Israel.  Yom Kippur 2017 will start the evening of Friday, September 29, 2017, exactly 40 days after the American solar eclipse.

The Biblical significance of the number 40 is trial or testing.  Once again we see a parallel with Jonah[9].  Jonah prophesied destruction on Nineveh in 40 days (Jonah 3:4).  God’s warning is to America is to repent and turn back to Him.  I believe that we, Christians must intercede for our country.  I repeat: We must intercede for our country.  Will The USA repent and be spared judgment?  I don’t know.  Nineveh did.  But they eventually fell back into sin and the city was destroyed about 100 years later.  God is merciful, and God is good!

[1] Continued from Part 5.

[2] Exodus19:19-20.

[3] Judges 3:27.

[4] Leviticus 25:9.

[5] 1 Kings 1:34.

[6] Isaiah 27:13.

[7] Amos 3:6.

[8] Zechariah 9:14.

[9] See Part 2.

America Eclipsed – Part 5

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Watching the eclipse, but are they listening for the trumpet?

Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets (also known as Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year) is exactly 33 days after the American eclipse.  Here are some amazing facts about the Feast of Trumpets:

  • The Feast of Trumpets is known as the day that “no one knows the day or the hour[1]” when it will begin. Trumpets starts at the new moon, unlike the other feasts, which are celebrated at the full moon.  Two priests are assigned as witnesses to watch for the first sighting of the sliver of the new moon, and when they report the sighting to the High Priest, the Feast of Trumpets may begin.  This is why on the Hebrew calendar they show the Feast of Trumpets as being 2 days—it may start on the evening of the first day or it may start on the evening of the second day.  It all depends on when those 2 witnesses see the new moon.
  • The Feast of Trumpets was also what Paul was referring to when he wrote:

It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown.  For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever.  And we who are living will also be transformed, (1 Corinthians 15:52, emphasis mine).

The Jews among the church at Corinth understood that Paul was talking about the Feast of Trumpets.  So they knew (and could explain to their gentile fellows) that Paul was saying that the Rapture was going to happen during the Feast of Trumpets.

  • It is called the Feast of Trumpets because it is celebrated by the blowing of trumpets (shofar, which are ram’s horns). One hundred trumpet blasts are sounded to announce that Heaven’s gates are open wide and the Messiah is seated upon the Throne.  His scepter of grace and mercy are extended in a special way at this time and all throughout the next 10 days.

There are 4 different trumpet blasts:

  1. Tekiah: A straight trumpet blast to announce the King Messiah. It is an unbroken sound that calls man to search his heart, repent, and seek forgiveness.
  2. Shevarim: Three short notes. It is a broken, staccato, trembling sound meant to symbolize godly sorrow that brings repentance.
  3. Teruah: Nine staccato notes blown in rapid succession, to sound alarm, calling the people to stand under the banner of God as in war.
  4. Tekiah Hagedolah: One Long Blast. The prolonged, unbroken sound of a final invitation to sincere repentance and atonement.
  • Let’s take another look at 1 Corinthians 15:52:

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed, (NKJV, emphasis mine).

The phrase “in the twinkling of an eye” is a Hebrew idiom meaning in an instant.  And that instant is specified as the exact moment when the sun sets and night begins[2].  So once again, when Jesus said that no man knows the day or the hour, it was obvious to His Jewish listeners that He was talking about the Feast of Trumpets.

Some people argue against date-setting, and I agree that we don’t want to hang our hats on a specific date.  But Jesus was giving such a big and specific clue that we would be foolish to ignore it[3].  Jesus Himself made it clear that the Rapture will be during the Feast of Trumpets.  But will it be this year?  I really can’t say.  But Jesus instructed us to watch, and He gave us the time period in which to watch.

What I say to you, I say to everyone: “Watch!” (Mark 13:37[4], emphasis mine).

And some people criticize us for believing in the Rapture, saying that Jesus said we would have tribulation (John 16:33, KJV).  Yes, Jesus did say that, but the context was not the Great Tribulation.  He was speaking of His impending death, and the sorrow and persecutions to follow.  The word tribulation here is the Greek thlípsis, which is defined thusly:

Pressure (what constricts or rubs together), used of a narrow place that “hems someone in”; tribulation, especially internal pressure that causes someone to feel confined (restricted, “without options”), (Strong’s Greek Concordance, 2347, emphasis mine).

Tribulation is mentioned in Strong’s definition, but only secondarily and internal, rather than external.  Obviously, the Great Tribulation will be external.

The more modern translations render that word: trials and sorrows[5], trouble(s), [persecution; suffering][6], suffering[7], distress[8], . . . (have to / make you) suffer[9], affliction[10], difficulties[11], persecution[12], oppression[13], dis-ease [pressing, or overlaying][14], and tribulation (and trials) and distress and (suffering, frustration)[15].

Some people also criticize us for believing in the Rapture, saying that we just want an escape.  To that I say: yes, absolutely I want to escape.  But it is Jesus Himself who offered us an escape clause:

Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.  For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.  Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man, (Luke 21:34-36, NKJV, emphasis mine).

If Jesus says that we can escape, why wouldn’t you take it?  I’ll tell you why: because it’s too easy, and it seems too good to be true.  But isn’t that God’s way?  Isn’t salvation by grace too easy and too good to be true?  Nevertheless, it is the truest truth in the universe.  And so is this: God is good!

[1] Matthew 24:36—when Jesus said this to His disciples, they understood that He was speaking of the Feast of Trumpets.

[2] According to the Jerusalem Talmud it is specifically about 0.06 seconds—so actually faster than the blink of an eye.

[3] Besides, the Bible doesn’t say anything against date-setting.

[4] This whole chapter (Mark 13) is about the Rapture and Tribulation period.

[5] NLT, TLB.

[6] NIV, ERV, EXB, GW, ICB, ISV, PHILLIPS, NOG, NABRE, NCV, NET, NIRV, NIVUK, NLV, NTE, TLV, VOICE, WE.

[7] CSB, HCSB.

[8] CEB, DRA.

[9] CEV, GNT.

[10] DLNT, GNV, LEB.

[11] MSG.

[12] NRSV, NRSVA, NRSVACE, NRSVCE.

[13] WEB.

[14] WYC.

[15] AMP, AMPC.

America Eclipsed – Part 4

Fulfillment of the Feasts

The Fulfillment of the Hebrew Feasts, past & future, can be read in the menorah from left to right:

  • Passover (Jesus crucified),
  • Unleavened Bread (Jesus buried),
  • First Fruits (Jesus resurrected), and
  • Pentecost (Holy Spirit fills believers, the Church is conceived).

And future fulfillments:

  • Trumpets (Church is Raptured (born) into Heaven),
  • Atonement (Jesus’ Second Coming), and
  • Tabernacles (the Millennial Reign of Christ on earth).

Think about this: exactly 33 days after the eclipse that literally cuts America in half across the middle, God sends a sign in the heavens of a birth[1].

Eschatology teachers have traditionally taught that the Revelation 12 sign is about the birth of Jesus, but that doesn’t make sense in this time frame.  Jesus has already been born, lived, and died 2000 years ago.  Why interrupt the narrative about the future with a sign of something long in the past?

An important thing to understand is that Biblical time is not linear.  Biblical time is cyclical.

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun, (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NIV).

God made it this way so that we could understand because, let’s face it, we are easily distracted and need a lot of help—especially when it comes to deep spiritual truths.  The Bible is full of types and shadows echoing through the ages so that when one of the big events happens (the Messiah enters our reality or the church is raptured to Heaven), everyone will recognize it, even if they don’t want to admit the truth of what it means.

[Just as the Pharisees of His day denied the deity of Jesus, modern day heretics will deny the Rapture—even after it happens.  Extraterrestrial aliens will soon be revealed to be real.  In reality they are extradimensional demonic beings.  The lie they and their human counterparts will spread about the Rapture is this: that they seeded our planet, but when they saw how all the wars and atrocities were perpetrated by Christians[2], they swooped in and took us all back to the home planet for reeducation.  Be prepared!]

Centuries of bad eschatology aside, what many of us are now understanding is that the church wasn’t born at Pentecost.  Instead, that is when the church was conceived.  The past 2000 years have been a gestation period.  What happens during gestation?  The baby grows, and its body changes from being completely dependent upon the mother for sustenance to being mature enough to live autonomously.  And now our birth is imminent.  Many of us believe that the Rapture will be the birth of the church into Heaven.  And if you think of this birth as the Rapture, the next part of the passage makes sense:

Then I witnessed in heaven another significant event.  I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads.  His tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky, and he threw them to the earth.  He stood in front of the woman as she was about to give birth, ready to devour her baby as soon as it was born[3].

She gave birth to a son who was to rule all nations with an iron rod.  And her child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne, (Revelation 12:3-5, emphasis mine).

Those words: snatched away and caught up are Rapture words, and the Greek is ἡρπάσθη, hērpasthē, from the same root as harpazô, translated as Rapture[4].  This birth is the Rapture of the church—our birth into Heaven.

It is interesting that the Revelation 12 sign comes exactly 33 days after the American eclipse, at the time of the Feast of Trumpets, which is the most likely time-frame for the Rapture.  In fact, it is beyond coincidence.  The rabbis say that coincidence is not a Kosher word.  I agree.

Here are some interesting connections with the number 33:

  • The path of the eclipse entered the US by way of the 33rd state to join the Union (Oregon) and exited at the 33rd parallel in South Carolina.
  • The number 33 is the Biblical number of promise. Both Noah and Abraham received promises from God the 33rd time their name were written in Genesis.
  • It is also the number of the divine Name of God, mentioned 33 times in the creation account.
  • The number 33 is the numeric equivalent of the word amen.
  • Jesus was 33 when He finished His work on earth.
  • According to the Kabbalah the number 33 means “entry into the mystery or the secret levels of creation.”
  • The number 33 suggests the end of suffering.
  • In Strong’s Hebrew Concordance 33 is אָבֿיּ הּﬠזּﬧיּ, Abi Haezri, a name meaning my Father is my Helper.
  • The number 33 in Strong’s Greek Concordance is ἄγε, age, meaning come—Very interesting! “The Spirit and the Bride say come[5]”!

 

All of this is really interesting, since many of us believe that the Feast of Trumpets is the next prophetic feast day to be fulfilled—and that fulfillment will be the Rapture.  Maranantha!  God is good!

[1] Revelation 12:1-2, see Part 3.

[2] Which of course is not true.  Some wars and atrocities were done ostensibly in the name of Christianity, but that doesn’t make them Christian.

[3] The dragon (the defeated enemy) knows about the Rapture.  He also knows the most likely timeline.  As recently as two years ago the only people writing or making videos about the Rapture were Christians.  Now there is a lot of stuff about the Rapture on the internet by believers and non-believers alike.

[4] In the Latin Vulgate.  The word Rapture does not appear in the English translations of the Bible.  We use the term Rapture because it most accurately conveys the sudden violence of the catching away.  The original Greek word harpazô means to suddenly snatch out of harm’s way, like grabbing a child by the hair and pulling him out of the path of a speeding truck.

[5] See Revelation 22:17.

America Eclipsed – Part 3

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The Revelation 12 alignment.

The American eclipse is exactly 33 days before the Revelation 12 alignment occurs:

Then I witnessed in heaven an event of great significance.  I saw a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.  She was pregnant, and she cried out because of her labor pains and the agony of giving birth[1].

The constellations are recognized in the Bible[2], so don’t throw out astronomy or Biblical astronomy because of the misuse of it in astrology and horoscopes (seeking guidance from the stars).  Remember, the defeated enemy never invented anything.  The ability to create is reserved for God and those made in His image (human beings).  In the case of astronomy, the defeated enemy took God’s perfect creation and perverted its purpose.  The purpose of the sun, moon, and stars is stated in Genesis 1:14-15:

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 and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.

The primary purpose is for signs, like this eclipse.  The word seasons in Hebrew is moedim, meaning divine appointments.  It is the same word used for the seven feasts that God gave Moses in Exodus and Leviticus, starting with Passover.  Notice that giving light to the earth is the secondary purpose.

The woman in Revelation 12:1-2 is the constellation of Virgo, which is in the house of the sun every year in September.  Thus, she is “clothed with the sun.”

The sun is a source of blessing.  Jesus said that God “gives sunlight to both the evil and the good,” (Matthew 5:45).  And Jeremiah wrote: “It is the Lord who provides the sun to light the day,” (Jeremiah 31:35a).  So the sun is one of God’s natural blessings for mankind.

On the other hand, the sun can also be part of a curse:

I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze, (Leviticus 26:19, NKJV[3]).

So the sun is really only a blessing when tempered with the softer lights of the night and with rain.  When the sun is “taken away” by an eclipse, it is a warning to the gentile nations[4].  Since it is only over the US that the sun is eclipsed, this is a particular warning to the United States.

There are always 9 stars on Virgo’s head at this time of year because of the constellation of Leo (symbolized by a lion).  The additional three stars on her head are actually wandering stars, which is what the ancients used to call planets.

The 12 stars are important because the number 12 is symbolic of structural beginning or foundation of organization, as well as governmental perfection.  The nation of Israel was comprised of twelve tribes, and foreshadowed God’s government on earth.  The twelve apostles were the foundation for the church.  The Holy City, New Jerusalem, has 12 foundations.  And the tree in the Heavenly City bears 12 different kinds of fruit, every month throughout the year.

Jupiter, the king planet, has spent the last several months in retrograde motion within the belly of Virgo.  After 42 weeks (normal human gestation period) it will leave between her legs on September 23.  Obviously this is a birth sign.  This alignment is so rare that it may never have happened before[5].

Many have said that this signifies the birth of Jesus.  I disagree.  I’ll explain in my next post.  God is good!

[1] Revelation 12:1-2.

[2] See Job 9:9.

[3] See also Deuteronomy 28:23.

[4] See Part 2.

[5] Some say that it happened over 2000 years ago at the birth of Jesus, but others say that it has never happened before.  I honestly can’t say because I haven’t researched it.

America Eclipsed – Part 2

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Friends preparing to view the eclipse.

The rabbis see lunar eclipses as warnings to Israel, while solar eclipses are warnings to the gentile nations.  That’s because Israel goes by a lunar calendar, while the rest of the world goes by a solar calendar.  So it’s no surprise that this eclipse occurred on a date that is not significant to the Hebrew calendar, because it’s a sign to gentile nations—the US in this case.

Just before Jonah reluctantly prophesied doom to Nineveh, they had a solar eclipse.  That’s why the king and all the Ninevites reacted the way they did to Jonah’s warning (see Jonah chapter 3).

The path of totality for this eclipse hits no country other than the United States, and here it cuts a path, dividing the country in two across the middle.  Given the two number 400’s that it takes to make an eclipse (see Part 1), this is a sign of a double outcry, which I believe has to do with the 60 Million abortions performed in this country with the government’s approval since 1973.

Six is the Biblical number of mankind, and 60,000,000 is a whole lot of humans.  To put it into perspective, 60,000,000 is just about the population of Italy; or 1½ Californias or 3 Floridas; or 7 New York Cities or 15 Los Angeles or 26 Houstons.  That is more than 44 Vietnam Wars[1].  The unborn cry out—and God hears.  For this and other reasons America is rushing headlong toward judgment[2].

The rabbis hold that when you murder a person, you murder that person’s whole lineage (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.).  If you take the lineage of all these dead babies into account (some of whom would have been adults by now), the number of murders grows exponentially.

God is not going to ignore sin of this magnitude.  But how do people even do such a terrible thing as killing babies?  Here’s how the Bible explains it:

With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confusedTheir minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against Him.  They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity, (Ephesians 4:17-19, emphasis mine).

And:

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.  Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron, (1 Timothy 4:1-2, emphasis mine).

And:

Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion, (Jude 7, NIV, emphasis mine).

God sent angels to check out the situation in Sodom, and instead of listening to them, the men of the city demanded to have sex with them.  And here’s something you may never have considered before: this was so soon after the incursion of the Watcher Angels (could have been as little as 50 years later[3]) that the men of the city probably knew that they were angels.  The men wanted to have sex with angels.

That is an attitude that can be observed also today, too.  As in the days of Noah[4], so are things now, with cloning, CRISPR technology, transhumanism, and fallen angels disguised as extra-terrestrials having sex with humans.  Check out the lyrics of Katy Perry’s ET and see if it doesn’t sound just like what happened in Noah’s day.

If you care about America, please join me in praying according to 2 Chronicles 7:14:

If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah (who wanted to see them destroyed).  How much more likely will God have mercy on America if we repent?  God is good!

[1] That is all the military and civilian deaths combined since the French began the war in 1954.

[2] I write this with a broken heart.  I love my country, and I don’t want to see the wrath of God poured out here.  This is why I earnestly pray for America daily.

[3] Some estimate the incursion at 1897 BC and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah at 1756 BC.

[4] Matthew 24:37, see also Genesis 6:2.

America Eclipsed by Glory – Part 1

 

 

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Here I am, waiting for the eclipse in the zone of totality, Smith’s Ferry, Idaho.

A lot of people have blogged and vlogged, writing and researching about the eclipse across America.  I came a long way to see it: about 5500 miles (over 8800 kilometers).  In the next few posts I will share some amazing facts and interesting insights about the eclipse.  For starters:

The sun is about 400 times bigger than the moon, but it’s 400 times farther away from Earth, so that they both appear to be the same size from our perspective.  When the sun and the moon line up just right, the moon blocks the sun, and we see a total solar eclipse.  This is a phenomenon that can be seen nowhere else in the whole solar system, only on earth.

  • The number 400 is Biblically symbolic of bondage and also the number of national preparation.

Many in the US are in bondage to the defeated enemy.  But God is warning us to prepare for the return of Jesus Christ.  How do we prepare?  It’s all a matter of your position.  If you’re not saved, you need to get into right relationship with Jesus.  And if you are saved, then you need to start really living for Him and His Kingdom—share your faith with those around you.  Do it like your life depends on it.  Yours doesn’t, but theirs does.

  • In gematria the number 400 is assigned to the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, taw. Taw’s original paleo-Hebrew form is a cross.

It all comes down to the cross.  Crucifixion wasn’t a surprise to God, and it wasn’t Plan B.  This was God’s Grand Master Plan all along: rescue humanity through an extravagant act of sacrificial love.

  • Strong’s Hebrew Concordance has 400 as the word לאּﬤ, okel, meaning food—interesting since the moon appears to gobble up the sun.

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory,” (1 Corinthians 15:54, NIV, emphasis mine).

That is a Rapture verse, by the way.  Read the context to understand.

  • Strong’s Greek Concordance has 400 as the word ἀναφωνέω, anaphóneó, meaning to cry out. Cry out about what?  As a nation, the US has aborted about 60,000,000 babies since 1973—there’s plenty to cry out about there (more on this in my next post).

When God called Moses, He said:

Look!  The cry of the people of Israel has reached Me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them.  Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh.  You must lead My people Israel out of Egypt, (Exodus 3:9-10, emphasis mine).

Some people say that the message of End Times Prophecy is doom and gloom.  End Times Prophecy is only doom and gloom for those who are in rebellion to God.  If you are on God’s side, End Times is a wonderful time of promise: the promise to return the earth to its original gardenlike state:

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.  The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all.  The cow will graze near the bear.  The cub and the calf will lie down together.  The lion will eat hay like a cow.  The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra.  Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm.  Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain, for as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord, (Isaiah 11:6-9).

The Bible also says that all of creation groans for that day when the earth is restored:

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.  For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.  Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body, (Romans 8:18-23, NKJV, emphasis mine).

It won’t be long now before Jesus Raptures us out of here.  That’s not doom and gloom, that our wedding, and it will be amazing.  God is good!

God’s Secret Weapons in Boston

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My car (by the lamppost), ready for a trip to Boston.

13 January 2017

I drove to Boston just after Christmas, making a couple of stops along the way to visit family (in Durham, North Carolina), friends (in Poughkeepsie, New York), and intercessors (in Killingworth, Connecticut).  Bella Vista, where I live with Mom part time, is part of a chain of independent living retirement homes.  One of the perks of being a resident of Bella Vista is that I can make arrangements with any of the other affiliates anywhere in the country and stay for free.  I did just that: I made arrangements to stay a week with an affiliate of Bella Vista near Boston while I visited Allegra, my ministry partner, and Hannah.  Hannah was my roommate on my first trip to Israel[1].  She has become one of my key intercessors, and since she and Allegra both live there, I make it a point to come visit her, too.

As I drove through northern Connecticut, the Holy Spirit directed me to take a back road into Massachusetts toward Boston.  At first I didn’t understand why, although I had plenty of time.  At the entrance to each town along the way there was a Masonic Lodge sign alongside the township sign.  Since the secret society of the Masons is satanic and works witchcraft over its members and city, I broke the witchcraft off each town I entered.  Then the Holy Spirit revealed to me a Secret Weapon prayer walk that He wanted me to do while I’m in Boston: go to Salem and prayer walk there.  Salem is where the witch trials were held during Colonial times.  Probably most of those executed were not witches.  In recent years, Salem has been adopted by modern witches as a place to gather during samhain (halloween[2]).

Allegra and I met at a coffee shop near Harvard Square.  After catching up on each other’s lives, we started our official meeting in prayer.  Then Allegra reported about her various ministry focuses.  One is Good Word Radio Show, which she hosts weekly.  She is also involved in a year-long college campus tour in New England, to see campuses return to their original purpose in the training and sending of ministers of the Gospel.  Allegra is directing worship for the campus tour.  The tour will break for the summer, when Allegra hopes to bring a team to prayer walk in Italy and Albania.  While there, she will also lead burns (extended times of worship and intercession) for Revival in Europe and seeking a fresh anointing for individuals and ministries.

Then I told Allegra about going prayer walking in Salem.  She was enthusiastic about the idea and wanted to go so much that she rearranged her schedule for it.  Later when I talked to Hannah, she also wanted to go to Salem with us, even offering to drive.  Since she is much more familiar with the Boston area, I was happy to let her drive.

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Historical marker for the site of the witch trials in Danvers.

So the next day I met Hannah at her house and from there we went to Allegra’s house to pick her up.  On the way, Hannah told us that Salem isn’t the original site of the witch trials.  The original Salem Village changed its name to Danvers in 1757 when it incorporated[3].  Salem cashes in on “witch tourism,” while Danvers is the historical site.  We all agreed that we needed to go to both towns.

Since Salem was closest, we started there.  In the town center, I saw an obelisk that the Holy Spirit highlighted to me.  I couldn’t read the inscription as we passed it in the car, so I asked Hannah to park so we could go there.  She found a parking place near Starbucks and we walked through the snow to the obelisk.  It turned out to be a Masonic obelisk.  I told Hannah and Allegra how the Holy Spirit had instructed me to enter Massachusetts via back roads, breaking Masonic witchcraft off each little town I entered.  So we prayed there in the icy morning air, breaking the witchcraft of the obelisk off Salem.

As we walked back to the car the Holy Spirit assured me that we were the right people in the right place, doing the right things—God’s Secret Weapons, chosen for this assignment on this day.  I had asked Allegra to bring her guitar because worship is a powerful weapon in prayer walking.  She had left it in the car because of the cold, but got it out and we went into Starbucks.  (It was just a few weeks later that the CEO of Starbucks announced: “If you support traditional marriage, we don’t want your business.”  See https://thewashingtonpress.com/starbucks-ceo-if-you-support-traditional-marriage-we-dont-want-your-business/.  What a stupid thing to say!  I could see him saying something about if you’re against gay marriage . . . , but this just made me mad, and when I heard it I decided that Starbucks doesn’t need any of my money—and they’ll never get another penny out of me again.  I don’t like their crummy coffee anyway.  But I think it’s interesting that the Holy Spirit led us to have a worship session in Starbucks in Salem.)

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Allegra under the witch city sign in Starbucks.

We sat at a table halfway between the door and the cash register.  There Allegra pulled her guitar out of the case and we spent about an hour worshiping in Starbucks—something I could never have predicted.  We were quiet, and couldn’t be heard over the coffee shop noise and their sound system, but volume is not important.  Most people ignored us, but the few who noticed us were very unhappy about our presence.  I smiled to myself thinking that it was easy to spot the witches.  I took a picture of Allegra, and just above her head is a sign that reads “Welcome to Witch City!”

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The memorial to the witch trials.

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The Bible sculpture where I left the open Bible.

Next we went to Danvers, looking for the memorial to the witch trials.  We found it easily.  I had asked Allegra if she had a spare Bible that she didn’t mind leaving.  I didn’t know where to leave it, but I knew that the Holy Spirit would show me.  When I saw the memorial I knew that this was where to leave the Bible.  After walking and praying all around the memorial I opened the Bible and read:

Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon, (Isaiah 55:6-7 NKJV, emphasis mine).

I love those last two words: “abundantly pardon,” so I paused before reading them and lingered on them.  Then I left the book lying open on top of the Bible sculpture on the memorial.  Here are some last words of some of the people who were executed for being witches, as recorded on the memorial[4].  I suspect that not all were witches, but there are a couple that I believe surely were.  See what you think:

“I am an innocent person.  I never had to do with witchcraft since I was born.  I am a Gosple woman.” Martha Cory (March 21, 1692).

“The Lord above knows my Innocencye … as att the great day win be known to men and Angells.  I Petition to your honours not for my own life for I know I must die, and my appointed time is sett but the Lord he knowes it is that if it be possible no more Innocent blood may be shed …” Mary Esty (September 1692).

“If it was the last moment I was to live, God knows I am innocent …” Elizabeth How (May 31, 1692).

“Well!  Burn me, or hang me, I will stand in the truth of Christ …” George Jacobs, Sr. (May 10, 1692).

“Amen.  Amen.  A false tongue will never make a guilty person.”  Susannah Martin (May 2, 1692).

“I can say before my Eternal Father I am innocent, & God will clear my innocency.” Rebecca Nurse (March 24, 1692).

“The Magistrates, Ministers, Jewries, and all the People in general, being so much inraged and incensed against us by the Delusion of the Devil, which we can term no other, by reason we know in our own Consciences, we are all Innocent Persons.” John Procter, Sr. (July 23, 1692).

“… I fear not but the Lord in His due time will make me as white as snow.” John Willard (May 18, 1692).

While I was in Boston, the defeated enemy attacked my car again[5].  This time my windshield cracked.  You know how trucks on the highway are always kicking up rocks—it happens all the time, and usually it’s no more than a little chip.  Well this time, probably due to the cold, an existing chip grew into a big crack running along the bottom of my windshield.  Hannah knew a place where I was able to get it replaced that same day.

I left Boston just ahead of a blizzard, driving to Poughkeepsie (where I was staying the night with my friend).  Then I got out of Poughkeepsie and drove all the way home to Asheville between snow storms.

I know that everything that I was able to accomplish both in Boston and in Texas is because I have a really amazing team of intercessors praying daily for me.  They are also the reason why I have been kept safe all along the way.  When I arrived home, I had to admit that I’m glad to have the driving part of my trip to the US over.  I did 3300 miles in the Texas trip and 2100 miles in the Boston trip.  Now it’s time to rest before returning to Italy.  God is good!

[1] Hannah was Prayer Slapped with me on that trip.  It served to cement our friendship.

[2] There are some words I refuse to capitalize, and halloween is one of them.

[3] The town known as Salem was once a much larger city which included Marblehead, Salem Village (Danvers), Peabody and parts of present-day Beverly, Middleton, Topsfield, Wenham, and Manchester-by-the-Sea.

[4] Misspellings are written exactly as they appear on the memorial.

[5] See God’s Roadside Assistance.