Is America the great whore of Revelation 17 and 18? (And if so, how can you really love a prostitute?)
Revelation 17 - Mystery Babylon the Whore
4. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
7. And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
The whore of Revelations is described as a woman who has many lovers, rich through world trade with the merchants of the earth, holding a wine chalice full of abominations and is drunken with the blood of the saints. She sits atop a scarlet beast with 10 horns (kings/nations) and seven heads (7 hills of Rome or something else?). And even though this implies that she initially has control of the beast, it begins to hate her and eventually turns on and kills her, burning and devouring her skin (surface). So, really, this harlot is between a rock and a hard place since not only does the beast (antichrist) hate her, but God Himself will pass judgement on her as well ... death by fire that will only take 1 hour to accomplish. (A preemptive nuclear first strike?) Before the beast can kill her, however, it seems that God's elect will punish her as the Bible states they will fill up a double portion of wrath compared to what she did to them. What does this mean? How will they administer this revenge? Supernaturally? Militarily? Perhaps with a cyber attack using a "Robin Hood" computer virus that completely confuses the monetary system by robbing from the rich and distributing their money to small or average bank accounts? She is surrounded by many waters and mingled with many people. New York? In fact, the Biblical story of the destruction of the tower of Babel in ancient Babylon may have been a simple case of unregulated illegal immigration where it got so bad that citizens could not understand one another because of all the different languages. Does this remind you of America? If not, just go to any big city and hop on a bus, subway or just walk down the street and listen. Babylon, the whore, is a "land shadowing with wings." The eagle? Or have you ever watched the news showing the daily air traffic with images of little planes silhouetted on a map of the United States? One day as I watched, they showed about 7,000 planes in the air at one time, almost completely blotting out (shadowing) the outline of the country. Much like Australia and its beginnings, America basically started out as a British penal colony. Undesirables were shipped across the "pond" to the "colonies" partly due to the overcrowded conditions of the prisons there. The Bible describes a place far across the sea from Israel as "a nation meted out and trodden down, (fenced in private property, roads and interstate highways) whose land the rivers have spoiled" (pollution) that is "terrible from their beginning" (Isaiah 18:2 - KJV) which many theologians believe is America. Was the criminal element an integral biological component of the American gene pool from its very inception? Do criminals breed nations of criminals? Some Bibles translate the word "terrible" as "fearsome" or "fearful" which would insinuate a nation that is feared or respected by others because of its powerful military strength and use or misuse thereof. (Like the torture by waterboarding of captured insurgents at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo) Another justification for God's judgement of the whore is by reason of her sorceries. (Revelation 9:21 and 18:23) The original Greek word in the Bible for sorcery is "pharmakeia" or pharmacy ... drugs. (See: Strongs 5331) In any city in America, at almost every major street intersection there is a nationwide chain drugstore. The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-trillion dollar market, and this is not to mention the tons of illegal narcotics coming in from Mexico. Babylon the whore is destroyed by fire in the space of one hour, according to Revelations, as sailors far out at sea weep and wail for her because they can no longer trade there. They are afraid to come too close by reason of the "smoke of her torment." This seems to indicate a very large seaport city which has just been nuked and is contaminated by radioactive fallout. Additionally, in at least one passage of the Bible, Babylon is referred to not as just one city, but "cities" - plural. America has become the biggest cathouse on Earth in so many ways, and her big cities are the resident whores. But New York City is the mother, the "madame of the house" if you will, to them all. Will a 10 nation confederacy under the influence of a revived Roman Empire, perhaps in league with Russia, launch a nuclear first strike some time in the future on the USA?
16. And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these will hate the harlot, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17. For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18. and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like this great city!
Isaiah 18 (NLT)
2. Which sends ambassadors in swift boats (Gunboat diplomacy) on the waters. Go, swift messengers, to a nation of tall, smooth-skinned people (clean shaven) who are feared far and wide, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide. (Most of the states in the U.S. are divided or bordered by rivers, at least on one side and often on more than one)
1. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, (Germany/EU?) and his feet were as the feet (foundation) of a bear, (Russia?) and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: (English Speaking People/UK?) and the dragon (China?) gave him his power, (Financial/Political/Military Support?) and his throne, and great authority. (Majority Vote in the U.N. Security Council?)
3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (Berlin Wall coming down in 1989?)
Daniel 7 (New International Version)
4. The first was like a lion (Great Britain?), and it had the wings of an eagle (United States?). I watched until its wings were torn off (Revolutionary War?) and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.
5. And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear (Russia?). It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, "Get up and eat your fill of flesh!" (Land grabbing by forcible seizure? Nibbling on Georgia/ South Ossetia - Rib # 1? Taking a bite out of Ukraine/ Crimea - Rib # 2? Who's next ..... eastern Ukraine or Moldova perhaps?)
6. After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard (Germany?). And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird (France?). This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.
7. After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast — terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns (10 major EU nations?).
8. While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
9. As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze (Christ?).
10. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. (The return of Christ and Judgement Day or possibly the Rapture while the 10 horns are forming?)
Here we see the main body of the beast with the feet (foundation) of a bear (Russia), appearance of a leopard (Germany/France/28 member EU states as "spots") and the mouth of a lion (UK/Great Britain/possibly Canada - English speaking people). The beasts in Daniel 7 and the beast of Revelation 13 could be, basically, the same animal(s) at different times in its history. In other words, the Revelation 13 beast is likely made up, collectively, of the same "kingdoms" as the separate ones of Daniel 7 only about 200 years into their own future, especially in light of the fact that the Revelation 13 beast is absent of four fowl wings on the leopard and eagle wings on the lion. Four fowl wings would be indicative of two birds. It might be possible that Daniel saw two wings of a rooster, an emblem of France from early times, and two more wings of the French Imperial Eagle, a symbol of the first French empire under Napoleon I (See: Gallic Rooster). He could have simply been looking at a preview of John's more up to date Revelation. The four heads of the leopard probably represent the four Reichs or "kingdoms" of Germany. 1st Reich: 800 to 1806 - Holy Roman Empire beginning with Charlemagne; 2nd Reich: 1870 to 1919 - Franco/Prussian War to World War; Third Reich: 1933 to 1945 - Adolph Hitler’s Nazi Germany was defeated in WWII and divided into East and West Germany. Journalists of that era called it a “deadly wound” and was "healed" when the Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989; 4th Reich: 1951 to present - European Union. However, the four wings of the leopard might also represent the former Soviet republics (FSR's) such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, both of which have winged snow leopards on their Coat of Arms and even a statue of one on the Golden Warrior Monument in Kazakhstan. Furthermore, the newly formed Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) currently with 3 participants, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan might expand its membership to include the 6 country-states (at present time) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and perhaps three more, bringing about a combined economic and military alliance of 10 "horns" which could manifest due to pressure from the West over the Ukraine crisis. It might also be relevant to mention that the universities in Kazakhstan require all their students to know English, as the classes are taught in this language in order to acclimate them to the business and technology aspects of the competitive Western World. Therefore, the seven heads of the beasts in Daniel 7 are numbered as follows: 1st beast - 1 for the lion with eagles wings (which are plucked off); 2nd beast - 1 for the bear; 3rd beast - 4 for the leopard with four heads and four bird wings; 4th beast - 1 for the iron toothed monster with 10 heads. Total heads = 7. The dragon, which gives the beast its "power and great authority" in Revelation 13:2 may be representative of an emerging Chinese financial, military and political powerhouse that backs up every move this alliance makes by exercising its important vote within the U.N. Security Council. The G-8 nations, minus the United States (Babylon), comprise the 7 heads (8 - 1 = 7) of this multifaceted creature. Notice that the G-7 does not make up the 7 heads because it does not include Russia (the bear), which came in later and joined the other 7 to create the G-8 countries. The U.S.A., being mostly separated from the rest by a large body of water known as the "Pond" or Atlantic Ocean, is not part of the beast as no mention of an eagle can be found in the description of this Revelation 13 animal and the eagle wings of the lion in Daniel 7 are torn off. So, the only thing missing at this point are the 10 horns, which when in Biblical literature horns represent power. They have not completely "gelled" or come into clear focus yet. However, it has been suggested by various authoritative figures in the EU parliament and other European political think tanks that a maximum number of 10 of the richest, most influential and powerful EU members (like a modern day Council of Ten) carry the load of the decision making policies for the greater good of the Union in light of all the economic woes presently plaguing a large part of that relatively newly formed government. It is these 10 horns that will "will hate the Harlot, and they will cause her to be laid waste and will strip her bare" (Weymouth New Testament Translation), of course with the help and resources of the whole beast. Interestingly, the lion of Daniel 7 with eagle's wings is a further reference to Babylon. Archaeology has revealed that a lion with eagle's wings was a common symbol in Babylonian designs and sculptures. Historical references tell us that Babylon on the Euphrates had many statues of winged lions guarding the gates to the royal palace. There were also lions along the walls of the Ishtar Gate. Moreover, the eagle often symbolizes the sun god. This means that the sun god powers the lion. This union of the human element with the sun god is in defiance of the one true God. Might these statues and images from ancient Babylon of a winged lion whose "wings were torn off" be intended to symbolize a separated United States from its mother England as an end times Babylon? It is also interesting to note that Daniel sees the return of Christ as "the Ancient of Days" right before or during the formation of the 10 horns on this "last days" beast, while in his vision he is still trying to figure them out when this strange and wonderful event occurs. Note: It is the second beast of Revelation 13 who comes up out of the Earth that brings about the worldwide "mark of the beast" (666), not this first 10-horned monstrosity who comes up out of the sea. So, does this mean that the scarlet harlot will be burned by the first beast BEFORE the "mark of the beast"? Or do both of these "creatures", the sea beast and the land beast, exist at the same time? If the chronology of the next chapter (chapter 14) is followed, first comes the fall of Babylon (verse 8), then comes the "mark of the beast" and its eternal, damnable consequences (verses 9-11). Also, the "sea" that the beast comes up from in Revelation 13:1 (See: Strong's 2281) is, apparently, not the same thing as the "waters" which the whore sits upon in Revelation 17:15 (See: Strong's 5204) as different Greek words are used to characterize the two of them. Verse 15 goes on to explain that the "waters" represent a conglomerate of "peoples, multitudes, nations and languages" which perfectly describes all the various races and ethnicities found within the American population today, whether they are legalized citizens or not.
See: I SAW the RUSSIANS ATTACK the UNITED STATES (Henry Gruver)
See: Visions of a Walker by Henry Gruver
See: Putin Must Destroy America (Or be "replaced" by the Illuminati)
See: The Illuminati - Managing the Lives of Over 7 Billion Humans (Official Illuminati Website)
See: End Days Survival (America is Babylon - Russia is King of the North)
Revelation 17 - Mystery Babylon (Why a mystery? Because the United States did not exist at the time of John the Revelator's writing in about 95 A.D. on the Isle of Patmos. America would not be known for at least another 1600 years in that part of the world and the revealed mystery would only come into focus for Bible scholars and students with real clarity 1900 years later from the time of John's vision.)
6. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints (those "set apart"), AND with the blood of the of the witnesses of Jesus. (Christians not "set apart") When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
The word "saints" is used very liberally in the New Testament as it is mentioned 233 times in 221 verses ..... almost TOO liberally. So, it might take a stretch of the imagination but one could argue that John used the Greek word for "saints", hagios, (See: Strongs 40) which means "set apart"; "holy"; "sacred"; "blameless", in this particular case to refer to unborn babies. It is estimated that well over 52 (and as many as 54) million fetuses have been aborted in America (as of 2013) since the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973. And who among mortal men can really be called saintly, without blame or truly innocent except those who have just been born or those who have never seen the light of day in this corrupt world? They are certainly "set apart" from their mother's womb and most preachers agree that all babies and even children that die before the age of accountability go straight to Heaven.
See: Original Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah (It wasn't only homosexuality)
19. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
See: Ben Franklin Insinuated America as Babylon in Speeches on Two Separate Occasions (He knew something early on!)
See: Benjamin Franklin's 1st Comparison of the United States as a Second Babel
See: Benjamin Franklin's 2nd Comparison of the United States as a Second Babel
Babylon is also an oppressor of the poor.
4. That you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How has the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
11. Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the sound of your harps: the maggot is spread under you, and the worms cover you.
5. And the people will be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: the child will behave himself proudly against the old, and the worthless against the honorable.
9. The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
See: House Republicans successfully block the move to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour (Their mantra: WE MUST KEEP THE POOR, POOR!)
See: Senate Republicans vote down minimum wage hike (They're playing our song, boys! Kick 'em while they're down!)
How do most billionaires and multi-millionaires get so rich? Hard work? Honesty? Diligence? Ethical spirit of entrepreneurship? Whew! If you believe that, somebody's blowing smoke up your rear end and yelling, "FIRE IN THE THEATER!" (Talk about one stinky mass evacuation, right?) Or, it could just be that you ate some leftover cold chili with jalapenos and drank a bunch of hot beer the night before.
Just listen to all these megachurch ministers, who preach the "guilt trip to Hell if you don't give them money" doctrine, and soft-spoken billionaires that try to fool you into believing financial stability is the only salvation, at least in this world. What they won't tell you is that the good ole' American Dream is a lost cause, unattainable for the average person, especially since they've got most of the wealth tucked away in their own plus-sized Piggy Banks. I've got a feeling that if Christ did return today, He'd be overturning some major tables out there in the "temple" marketplaces (and religious theme parks) of America. But, GET YOUR CREDIT CARD OUT! Right? That's what's wrong with this country right now, too many people living on credit, on borrowed money ..... mostly from China. It makes me wonder how some of these TV mega-ministries are getting away with maintaining their 501c3 tax-exempt status considering all the cash that flows down the chapel aisles and through church offices obtained from guilt-ridden parishioners, who donate money hoping it will save their wretched souls. I'm sure a lot of it goes unreported, similar to the wages of a waiter/ waitress or undocumented farm worker/ day laborer who gets paid under the table. It's all corrupt, but then again so are 99.9% of all American politicians. One of these days I'm going to start up a website dedicated to nothing but publishing the public financial records of politicians and preachers, along with pictorial images of their prodigious abodes and other expansive real estate properties. Jesus cautions the true believer, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves" (Matthew 7:10) gobbling up as much capital as they can and socking away "treasure in the last days" (James 5:3) so that it does not circulate, choking off the lifeblood flow of a healthy economy. And they are never satisfied as the Bible says, "Sweet is the sleep of a working man, whether he eats a little or a lot, but the excess wealth of the rich will not allow him to rest." (Ecclesiastes 5:12 - ISV) My guess is that she won't, but America must realize that she is in a war, an economic battle every bit as dangerous as a full blown military one with bullets and bombs. And these greedy, filthy rich, money grovelling millionaires and billionaires, who prey on the poor and middle class, are only making the problem worse. Even the union busting, big ticket, corporate backing Republican brown noser and former actor Ronald Reagan once admitted, "Socialism only works in two places: Heaven, where they don't need it and Hell, where they already have it." I guess he forgot about the verses that say, "Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10) and “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5) Well, in his defense I suppose, he did have Alzheimer's Disease. Hold the phone though, Democrats are no better as they have in large part been responsible for outlawing GOD from public institutions along with introducing the "abomination of desolation" (of a mother's womb) by legalizing abortion. But, who the hell am I kidding? This is Babylon, and make no mistake about it, there is no hope for the Babylon of Revelation ..... I don't care what these ear tickling preachers say that everything will just be kumbaya as long as America repents. It is clear from the scriptures that she WILL NOT repent and this drama WILL NOT play out like the story of Jonah and Nineveh. And there won't be any intercessors between God and His judgements on mankind during the end times, like Moses or Elijah in the past, who pled for the people and reminded the LORD of His promises to them on account of their ancestral father Abraham. It will evidently be more akin to what happened in the Old Testament verses of Jeremiah 7:8-16 when the ALMIGHTY sternly tells him, "As for you, Jeremiah, do not pray for these people! Do not cry out to me or petition me on their behalf! Do not plead with me to save them, because I will not listen to you." In Revelation 22:11 the Bible ominously goes on to describe the true nature of man during the last days, "Let the evildoer do evil still, and the filthy be filthy still, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”
See: Senator's Inquiry Into Megachurch Money Hypocrisy Sparks Church-State Showdown
See: Tax Exempt Church Turns Out To Be A Night Club
Ezekiel 28:16 - "Through the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned ... I will destroy you, O covering cherub ..." (King of Tyre - Satan?)
Revelation 18:11 - "The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her (Babylon) because no one buys their merchandise any longer."
22. And when you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap the very corners of your field when you reap, neither are you to gather any gleaning of your harvest. You will leave them to the poor, and to the stranger. I am the LORD your God.
As it turns out, the corner spaces of the intersection between a circle and a perfect square equals approximately 21.5% of the total surface area, no matter how long the sides are, provided they are all of equal length. If you don't believe it, this is the formula for the equation: Area of circle = πr2; Area of square = side2; Area of corners = Area of square − Area of circle; Total % of corner areas = Area of corners ÷ Area of square × 100 = ~ 21.5% ... Go ahead, you do the math. So, according to the Bible the absolute bare minimum amount of a wealthy person's income that should go to the poor and for the welfare of the needy is at least 21%. This DOES NOT include their taxes that are supposed to be paid to the government which ought to be on a sliding scale, increasing as income gets bigger in my opinion, nor tithes to any religious organization, synagogue, church or pastor. As one of the 613 ordinances laid down by God in the Old Testament, this particular mitzvah or commandment was primarily intended to curb the excesses of rich land owners, along with other stop measures such as the Shemitah or 7-year personal debt waiver allowance and the Jubilee or 50-year reinstatement of land ownership to the original title holder.,etc.,etc. Did these provisions eliminate greed? Certainly not, it's too deeply embedded into human nature, but they can regulate it. Today, greedy employers have practically made slaves out of the poor. If they could, (and do in many cases) they would get rid of all their union and nonunion employees and hire illegal workers for substandard wages, pay them in cash in order to avoid taxes and insurance, or, completely outsource their jobs to overseas markets. Can you blame those who take advantage of welfare and other social programs that actually pay more than what these cheap, greedy businesses do who are only looking out for their bottom line? I was born, but I wasn't born yesterday! And don't even get me started on predatory lending practices, usury, investment banking, overpricing of products, mega-profits, energy monopoly of Big Oil and the unending corruption of elected officials in government. These 613 laws of God worked just fine with the largely agrarian culture and relatively modest economy of ancient Israel, but were designed for any society of any size to function in a civilized manner and minimize poverty. Nevertheless, by faithfully observing them can they ever actually save one's eternal soul? No. Only the LORD Jesus Christ can do that, and that's between you and Him. Nobody can perfectly fix this hopelessly broken world, even if every law God ever legislated to mortal man was adhered to. This is why Jesus came and died for the entire world to save us from our sinful infirmities by Grace and will restore the earth's original Eden-like qualities when He returns. Mankind will never achieve true Salvation on his own, especially with our current corrupt bodies and minds as we know them, not in this present world anyway. So, do I think America will turn herself around and start obeying the divine edicts of the sovereign Lord? WHEN PIGS FLY!
See: Unprecedented Wealth of AMERICA THE BABYLON Compared With the European Economy (John Haller)
See: Why does the U.S. have 800 military bases around the world?
See: Jeremiah 50:23-25 ~ Hammer of the Whole Earth is Broken (Putin's "weapon of indignation" is an EMP)
Babylon is full of violence, in fact, according to the Bible it is the most murderous place on Earth during the end times. Over 1 million people have been murdered in America since John Lennon was shot in New York City on December 8, 1980. Statistical homicide records show that the United States has a total average number of murders, per year for many decades now, about 5 times that of Western Europe and the U.K. combined.
2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (No doubt, America is full of turd birds ..... and I don't mean the kind with feathers and wings!)
24. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Babylon has a massive pharmaceutical industry.
21. and they repented not of their murders, nor of their sorceries (Strong's 5331 - Greek word: "pharmakeia" or pharmacy ... drugs), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
23. And the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived.
57. And I will make drunk her (Babylon) princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they will sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake (With sleeping pills, barbiturates, antihistamines, pain killers, etc.?) says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Some Biblical preconditions for the future Babylon:
Home to the Jewish Diaspora
Last of the superpowers
Where kings of the world meet/assemble
Land of abundant fresh waters
Surrounded by many waters/much coastland
Land of Immigrants
No fear of invasion ("...will invade a land of unwalled villages...that dwell securely"- Ezekiel 38:11?)
Incorporates mystery religion of Babylon
Disrespect of elderly
Great military land, naval and air power
Noted for natural beauty of its land
Sensual and Materialistic
Noted for its art
Enticing, elegant luxury lifestyle
Drugs and drug use
Occultism/alliances to evil
Highest living standards
Different heritage than others
Respected/envied, yet hated
Powerful and oppressive
Nation feared far and wide
Knew God and truth but departed
Land of rebels in its birth and in its judgement
Cosmopolitan and urban
Land of agriculture
Allied to Satan's armies
Has stealth technology
Leading center for imports, consumption, world commerce, manufacturing and commodities trade
Economic engine for world economy
Deep water seaport
Chief city is an international city
Noted for its bright, gaudy colored lights and nightlife
Wasteful extravagance from overconsumption
Noted for its dirtiness and impurity
Worship of materialism
Promulgates and exports its idolatries
Name of Babylon, Long Island, NY
The lone superpower
Nation restoring Israel to its land
American Exceptionalism = Babylonian Pride ("...I sit a queen, and am no widow...")
See: Prophecy Club - America the Babylon (Speaker Rick Coombes)
See: The Final Babylon - Part 1 (Doug Woodward)
See: The Final Babylon - Part 2 (Doug Woodward)
See: America is Babylon - FLEE! (Steve Quayle and John Price)
See: Our Spiritually Rabid Nation - Al Gist ("...many will be offended...")
David Wilkerson, who died in a tragic automobile accident in 2011, was one of the first authors to write about America as Babylon in his book "Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth" (1985). Other books had been published even before his, but they were hard or nearly impossible to find at this time before the internet. I can still remember scouring the mall bookstores, Christian bookstores and libraries trying to find something on the subject back in the early to mid 80's with absolutely no luck. I thought it might just be me. I began to ask myself if I was the only one to think that America is the great whore of Revelation. Well, I found out the answer to that question when Reverend Wilkerson's book came out and I just happened to find it in a little Christian bookstore one day in about 1985 or early 1986. He was one of the few who had the GUumption To Speak out and warn people about these tempestuous end times. God bless his soul.
1. Set the trumpet to your mouth. One like an eagle (U.S.A.?) comes against the house of the LORD, because Israel has transgressed My covenant and violated My Law. (Even so, it is still very dangerous to come against the apple of God's eye, Israel.)
Babylon sits on seven mountains.
9. And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
Notice that verse 9 says seven mountains, not hills. And although the Greek word oros (Strong's G3735) used here can also mean hill, of the 65 occurrences in the New Testament, only three are rendered “hill” by the King James Version. The remaining 62 are translated as “mountain” or “mount.” There are 7 major mountain ranges in the United States of America:
1 - Rocky Mountains
2 - Appalachian Mountains
3 - Coast Range
4 - Cascade Mountains
5 - Sierra Nevada Mountains
6 - Alaska Range
7 - Brooks Range (White Mountains - Alaska)
Any good geologist will tell you that the Sierra Madres in Mexico are just an extension of the Rocky Mountain range. So really, there are actually only 7 mountain ranges in North America.
8. Therefore will her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she will be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
9. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, will bewail her, and lament for her, when they will see the smoke of her burning,
10. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.
17. For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18. And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like this great city!
These sobering verses from Revelation 18 represent an obvious, graphic illustration of a port city, near a coastline which has just been nuked and is so contaminated with radioactive fallout that nobody can come near it "for the fear of her torment"... New York City? And, where A = 6, B = 12, C = 18, D = 24 ..... Z = 156, which is similar to the ancient Babylonian sexagesimal alphanumeric system:
COMPUTER = 666
WITCHCRAFT = 666
LUCIFER (444) + HELL (222) = 666
LUCIFER (444) + HADES (222) = 666
NUCLEAR (444) + HELL (222) = 666
HORNS (444) + HELL (222) = 666
HORNS (444) + HEADS (222) = 666
FLYING (438) + DEATH (228) = 666
DEVIL (312) + DRAGON (354) = 666
DEAD (84) + SERPENT (582) = 666
OLD (186) + BEELZEBUB (480) = 666
IMAGE (210) + OF (126) + SATAN (330) = 666
A (6) + WICKED (330) + SATAN (330) = 666
SATAN (330) + IS (168) + MAN (168) = 666
A (6) + NUMBERED (492) + MAN (168) = 666
MARK (258) + OF (126) + BEAST (282) = 666
A (6) + SATANIC (402) + MARK (258) = 666
BIO (156) + IMPLANT (510) = 666
A (6) + SON (288) + OF (126) + BELIAL (246) = 666
SON (288) + OF (126) + BITCH (252) = 666
HAMAN (222) + LUCIFER (444) = 666
ACCURSED (444) + HAMAN (222) = 666
HELL (222) + HADES (222) + HAMAN (222) = 666
AMALEK (258) + PERSIA (408) = 666
A (6) + KING (246) + OF (126) + EVIL (288) = 666
NAZI (300) + ROMAN (366) = 666
PROUD (444) + BEING (222) = 666
DRACULA (360) + DEMON (306) = 666
BOOK (258) + OF (126) + THE (198) + DEAD (84) = 666
TRADE (288) + ELEVEN (378) = 666
NEW (252) + YORK (414) = 666
NEW (252) + WHORE (414) = 666
A (6) + NEW (252) + BABYLON (408) = 666
AMERICAN (384) + BEAST (282) = 666
U. (126) + S. (114) + OF (126) + AMERICA (300) = 666
10. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space.
All 7 WTC Buildings were destroyed as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks. Five WTC Buildings are under construction at this time. One has been completed. (WTC-7 in 2006) There is no clearly defined WTC-6 in the new World Trade Center master plan however it is most likely that one will be eventually included and constructed parallel to the others in the plaza. "Five are fallen" (WTC-1 thru WTC-5) "...and one is" (WTC-7) "...and the other is not yet come" which "must continue a short space." (WTC-6?) It also may be of interest to mention that WTC-1, the Freedom Tower, will be erected on the original site of the 8 story WTC-6 building and will be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere.
WTC 1 - Opening 2013 or 2014
WTC 2 - Opening 2014
WTC 3 - Opening 2014
WTC 4 - Opening 2013
WTC 5 - Opening 2013
WTC 6 - ???
WTC 7 - Completed 2006
September 17, 2001 just happened to be the last day of the 6th Jewish month (Elul 29) at the end of a Shemitah or 7-year cycle and 6 days after the 9/11 attacks. On this day the stock market reopened and suffered the greatest single-day point loss in its history to that date, plummeting more than 7 percent by dropping 685 points. The Dow Jones transportation average fell 343 points, or 12.8 percent. (343 = 7 x 7 x 7) It has become the third largest 1-day loss in NYSE history. The record single-day dip took place exactly 7 Jewish years later at the end of yet another Shemitah year on Elul 29 which was September 29, 2008 when it dived exactly 777 points resulting in a 7 percent market drop. Coincidence? Designed, man-made conspiracy? Devised and orchestrated by who? How?
See: Stock Market Panic Cycle Every 666 Weeks (12.8 Years)
Another possible interpretation of this towers-as-kings idea could go as follows:
The "Five are fallen" are: WTC-2, WTC-3, WTC-4, WTC-5 and WTC-6
The "one is" is: WTC-7 (Completed 2006)
The other which is to "come" and "must continue a short space" is WTC-1 or Freedom Tower which will be the tallest of all the replacements and was completely topped out in May of 2013. It is expected to be opened to the public and ready for occupation by April or May of 2014. In this case, the "short space" would mean time rather than area. The question is how much time and what happens, if anything, in the gap between the "one is" and the other which is to "come" BEFORE it does come?
These kings are also referred to as "mountains". The towers being representative of financial power through world trade, in large part, control the free market economy of the entire world, even affecting countries that are not free. In this respect they are "kingly" as well as being "mountainous" forms of steel and concrete. Might this possibly mean that time is limited for the new WTC buildings along with the entire city of New York? And why did John the Revelator use the word "space" rather than the word "time" if the intention was to imply a period of time? I think he meant just what he said ... space would indicate area, not time. (Greek word "Oligos" - See: Greek Lexicon - notice: "size" and "little way") Building 6 may break ground, perhaps even get partially built, and "continue a short space", before something happens ... but what? Whatever it is, I don't think it will be good. In all fairness, however, it must be mentioned that the traditionally accepted interpretation of this prophetic passage goes as follows:
The "five are fallen" represent 5 kingdoms or empires that came and went previous to John the Revelator's time.
1. Egyptian Empire
2. Assyrian Empire
3. Babylonian Empire (Also 1st beast of Daniel 7 "like a lion with eagles' wings"?)
4. Medo/Persian Empire (Also 2nd beast of Daniel 7 "like a bear, raised up on one side, with three ribs in its mouth between its teeth"?)
5. Grecian Empire (Also 3rd beast of Daniel 7 "like a leopard with four wings of a bird on its back having four heads"? - Alexander the Great's divided empire among four generals after his death? Ptolemy/Egypt, Cassander/Macedonia-Thessaly-Greece, Lysimachus/Thrace-Cappadocia-north parts of Asia Minor, Seleucus/Syria-Babylonia-Media)
The "one is" was the empire present during John's writing of Revelation.
6. Roman Empire
The "other" which "is not yet come" will be:
7. Revived Holy Roman Empire (Europe-Rome-Vatican: Also 4th beast of Daniel 7 which "had 10 horns" and was "different from all the other kingdoms, and will devour the whole earth"?)
7. Turkey (Constantinople-Istanbul-Islam)
7. A combination of both represented as the two legs of the metallic image from the vision in Daniel, chapter 2, an Islamic/Roman Catholic interfaith false religious empire.
The only argument I find that might be made against this teaching comes by looking at just WHERE the story of the 5 fallen kings is found ..... in chapter 17, a place which is written by John the Revelator about a future occurrence, the prophecy of a new Babylon including her fate. The question is, was John talking about 5 kings that had already fallen previous to his lifetime or five that would fall at some specific coming point in time while they are still in a fallen state and BEFORE a 7th can make his very brief appearance? (2006 - 2013 or 2014 and WHAT, if anything, happens during this window of time?) For that matter, if the standard accepted view of five fallen ancient empires is used, could Hitler with his infamous, relatively short-lived but devastating German Nazi regime have been the 7th king with the 8th king which "goes into perdition" being some form of revived European Holy Roman empire ruled by the antichrist ..... perhaps even from the nation of Turkey? And if anyone be in doubt about the seriousness of Turkey being seen as an empire, the Turkish military is the 4th largest in the world and 2nd largest in NATO which some estimates put as greater than Britain and France combined. Not to mention that for more than 40 years, Turkey has been a quiet custodian of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons and housing at least two U.S. air bases within its borders, Incirlik Air Base and Izmir Air Base. American nuclear submarines also frequent the docks of Aksaz Naval Base, a NATO friendly military installation since 1992. Turkey is a predominately Sunni Muslim country which some theologians believe will be the "king of the south" from Daniel 11 or, at the very least, allied with the Sunni controlled nations that will possibly make up this end time entity. It would also be pertinent to add that the United States seems to be positioning itself with all these Sunni communities against the Shiite allies of its former Cold War foe, Russia, such as Iran and Syria. Some Bible scholars see this Russian/Shiite alignment to represent the "king of the north" who will come against, and thoroughly defeat the "king of the south" with their war maneuvers resembling a whirlwind. It might also be relevant to mention that if one looks at a world map of the northern hemisphere, Russia is all but entirely north of the United States. The next verse speaks of a beast that was, and is not, who is an eighth king which is one of the seven or belongs to the seven. Most theologians equate this verse to the anti-Christ of the 10 horned beast spoken about in the next few verses of chapter 17.
11. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. (Greek word #684 "apoleia" which means destruction or ruin and is a root form of Apollo or Apollyon - Could this verse be talking about the timeless demon-being, Satan, entering into and possessing his appointed evil receptacle, the future antichrist or Apollo? If so, move over Exorcist ..... this is the REAL thing!)
See: Apoleia = Apollo?
The entire chapter concerns Babylon and her destruction. If indeed the 7 kings are the 7 WTC buildings then it would not be any further stretch of the imagination to think that the 8th king could represent the U.N. Headquarters building in NYC. Might the coming anti-Christ have, or had, or will have an office in this building? And why would the Bible say that this 8th king is "of the seven"? If you go to the U.N. website at: http://www.un.org/ you will find several statements of purpose including worldwide governance, economic and social development. It is easy to recognize the similar goals between world trade and the U.N. charter. I can't help but think that something as earthshakingly significant and world changing as the 9/11 destruction of 7 major structures in the most economic influential megatropolis on the globe would not be mentioned in end time prophecy of biblical scripture. Any time you see the number 7 tied into an event of such magnitude, there's a good chance it IS in the Bible. Of course, the whole crux of this theory rides on the question of whether a new WTC-6 building will happen, or not, which brings up an obvious paradigm of sorts ... what happens WHILE the "five are fallen" (still under construction), WHILE the "one is" now (WTC-7), and BEFORE "the other is not yet come" (WTC-6) ... the rapture, perhaps, or the calling out of the 144,000 elect of God from Babylon ... America?
Revelation 13:4 - “... Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” Indeed, who would want to wage war on U.N. peacekeepers just trying to do their job? Well, it has happened but only on rare occasions. North Korea did fight U.N. troops in the Korean War and Israel HAS fired on U.N. observation posts.
Daniel 8:25 - "... by peace will destroy many..."
Daniel 7:23 - "... and it will devour the whole earth..."
Revelation 13:7 - "... and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." The United Nations is comprised of 193 countries and is represented on every continent on the face of the Earth.
There have been 8 Secretary-Generals of the United Nations since its inception:
1. Trygve - From February 2, 1946 to November 10, 1952
2. Dag Hammarskjöld - April 10, 1953 to September 18, 1961
3. U Thant - November 30, 1961 to December 31, 1971
4. Kurt Waldheim - January 1, 1972 to December 31, 1981
5. Javier Pérez de Cuéllar - January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991
6. Boutros Boutros-Ghali - January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1996
7. Kofi Annan - January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006
8. Ban Ki-moon - January 1, 2007 to present
There have also been 8 Pontiffs since the Lateran Treaty in 1929 which established the State of Vatican City and recognized its full sovereignty. Many believe this action was what the book of Revelation describes as the "deadly wound" that "was healed" (Revelation 13:12).
1. Pius XI - February 6, 1922 to February 10, 1939
2. Venerable Pius XII - March 2, 1939 to October 9, 1958
3. Saint John XXIII - October 28, 1958 to June 3, 1963
4. Venerable Paul VI - June 21, 1963 to August 6, 1978
5. Servant of God John Paul I - August 26, 1978 to September 28, 1978
6. Saint John Paul II - October 16, 1978 to April 2, 2005
7. Benedict XVI - April 19, 2005 to February 28, 2013
8. Francis - March 13, 2013 to present
See: The Deadly Wound Is Healed
Were the two bronze mountains of Zechariah 6 and the two-horned ram of Daniel 8 in the Bible actually the Twin Towers of the WTC buildings?
1. And I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of bronze.
2. Before the first chariot were red horses, and before the second chariot black horses,
3. And before the third chariot white horses; and before the fourth chariot speckled horses - all of them powerful.
The mountains being referenced could be the WTC towers as bronze is a man-made metal. The Chariots described could be the helicopters that were circling the WTC after the attack. These mountains of bronze could also be considered an accurate description of the WTC towers when seen while the sun was shining on them in the evening or morning time. If they DO indeed represent the twin towers, 9/11 may very well turn out to have been the trigger event that will unleash the 4 horsemen of Zechariah 6 and Revelation 6.
5. And as I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
6. He came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and charged at him in great rage.
7. And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with rage against him, and struck the ram, and broke his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
The he-goat (airplane) did have some angry terrorists who charged at the Twin Towers in great rage and shattered them. However, this passage of scripture is usually attributed to the fleet–footed Macedonian army of Alexander the Great charging the numerically superior, much larger Persian forces of Darius III and moving so fast that it appeared they didn't even touch the ground. The ram standing by the canal or river probably refers to the River Granicus where Alexander decisively defeated Daruis III in 334 BC.
Amazing coincidences of the occurrence of the number 11 surrounding the events of 9/11/2001 and other eerie elevens:
The date of the attack: 9/11 ... 9 + 1 + 1 = 11
September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11
After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.
119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11
The Twin Towers standing side by side, looks like the number 11.
The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11.
Flight 11: 92 onboard, 9 + 2 = 11
Flight 175: 65 on board, 6 + 5 = 11
Flight 77: 11 x 7
State of New York: The 11th State added to the Union
New York City: 11 letters
The Pentagon: 11 letters
George W Bush: 11 letters
Colin Powell: 11 letters
Afghanistan: 11 letters
Ramzi Yousef: 11 letters (convicted or orchestrating the attack on he WTC in 1993)
Kay from Baytown, TX wrote in Bible Probe, "also Bush had his arm around a fireman, his hat had 164 ... 1 + 6 + 4 = 11"
111th session of U.S. congress ended January 3, 2011
World War I came to an end on November 11, 1918 at 11:00 AM which was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and was 11 months after General Allenby entered Jerusalem on December 11, 1917
On June 11, 1967 a UN-brokered ceasefire ended the Six-Day War in Israel on a Jubilee Year (Implied by Judah Ben Samuel from 1217 A.D.)
Some theoretical physicists believe that 11 dimensions exist in our universe according to quantum mathematics
111 Popes (as of 2011) - 112th will be the anti-Christ according to St. Malachy
September 11, 1999 - Judgement of the Nations Began
586 B.C. 1st Temple Destroyed (Old Testament)
− 516 B.C. 2nd Temple Built (Old Testament)
= 70 years
70 A.D. - 2nd Temple destroyed (New Testament)
70 years without temple in Old Testament
+ 1930 years without temple in New Testament from year 70 A.D. to 2000 A.D.
= 2000 years or 2 days in Biblical Terms - after 2 days revived - Hosea 6:2
September 11, 1999 on Rosh Hashanah was closest to 2000 A.D. - Judgement of Nations Began
Exactly 343 FDNY Firefighters died on 9/11. (343 = 7 × 7 × 7)
Right before the 9/11 attacks, on August 27, 2001 Republican President Bush sent a letter, unknown to the American public, to the Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah expressing his support for a Palestinian state with its capitol in East Jerusalem along with his intention to restart the peace process. Saudis appeased. Oil keeps flowing. God's judgement for planning to divide His land not far behind. Bush and his Republican administration were as much to blame for 9/11 as the hijackers. What you don't know happening behind closed government doors CAN hurt you ..... it can even kill you.
Exodus 32 (Judgement for sins)
28. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
In the Bible Codes, "Twin Towers" vertically and diagonally cross the Biblical date of 9/11 in the same place that the original words of the Bible say: "...and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men." (Exodus 32:28) Eliyahu Rips, the famous Israeli mathematician who discovered this code, said in 2001, "The codes states 3000, but it must be wrong, because all the news reports say 6000." However, a month later in fact, the actual death toll was officially released at about 3000 people. The attacks of September 11, 2001 by Al-Qaeda terrorists resulted in 2,998 total deaths, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. Was this judgement for America's sins as well, or just a warning for something much worse to come?
1. Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
If you have ever seen an air traffic map of the United States on a busy day, it's hard to make out the outline of the states boundaries because of all the little plane silhouettes that "shadow" the country.
See: U.S. Air Traffic Map
Some argue that the word "shadowing" was mistranslated by the original interpreters of the King James Bible. This word, they say, should be recognized as "whirring" wings. (See: Hebrew Lexicon)
Isaiah 18 (KJV-2000)
1. Woe to the land with whirring wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
Even if this is the case, what do jet aircraft engines, prop-driven planes and helicopters sound like from a distance?
Does America represent the eagle's wings which are "plucked" off of the lion (Great Britain) from Daniel 7:4?
4. The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand on the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
July 4, 1776 - 7/4/1776 - Daniel 7:4 - Coincidence?
July 4, 1776 just happened to be the Jewish date of Tammuz 17, the day Israel worshipped the golden calf! (Wall Street Bull Statue? Idol of Money?)
While we're on the subject of lions, my cousin, Billy, had a girlfriend named Traci, whose family lived next door and were almost always gone, and who also owned a full grown mountain lion as a pet, of all things. Traci was somewhat of a drama queen when she was in her early teens. She came over one time, bawling and squalling because her rat (or hamster or whatever) died. Apparently, it had crawled out of its glass aquarium cage, somehow, and fell down the crack or space between the wall and the bookcase where the cage sat. All you could see, when you looked under the bookcase, were two little legs dangling there where the space gradually narrowed down towards the bottom. The little bastard had literally hung his own self by escaping! So, we put it in a shoebox for a coffin, and gave it a proper Christian burial (dearly departed eulogy and all) in the back yard so as to satisfy her, and shut her up from crying. But now she was in her early 20's and owned a Vette ... and a blasted mountain lion that liked to perch up on top of the refrigerator and slap anybody who tried to get in, such as to grab a beer or something. My cousin was kind of kinky himself, and decided one day to go over to his girlfriend's house in his own corvette (nice one too, special order). When he got there, nothing looked out of order, her car was parked in driveway along with her brother's Trans Am, and the front door was not locked. So, he opened the solid oak door and ... SUPRISE! SUPRISE! SUPRISE! The overgrown puddy tat came out of the kitchen in a full predatory dash towards Billy and lunged at him. Quickly, he just took one step back, closed the door, and then heard a loud THUD. He said there was no sound after that, so he peered through the large front window and saw the big cat laying near the door, evidently unconscious. He had knocked the damn thing smooth out! Uh oh, he realized at that very moment that the cat was the absolute least of his worries, though. If Traci ever found out about this, well let's just say no more Puss 'n Boots, figuratively speaking, for him. As it turns out, one of Traci's girlfriends had come over and they all went out to a restaurant, forgetting to lock the freakin' front door. He knew he had to do something ... FAST! So, he cautiously opened the front door and poked Sylvester to make sure he was still out. The big ole puddy tat was out cold, and seein' stars. Billy then dragged the mountain lion by its hind legs back into the kitchen, curled it up as if it was just sleeping, and peeled rubber out of there like Dastardly and Muttley on Penelope Pitstop, feigning that nothing ever happened, thinking he got away with it. He said the whole incident was just like something out of a cartoon. However, what he didn't know was that the cat was still passed out when Traci got home and she had to take it to the vet ... in her Vette. She somehow found out what happened, probably after sex refusal torture, and he nearly lost his girlfriend over this one. Therefore, if there IS a lesson to be learned here, I guess it might be something like: The next time the Devil lunges at you, just take one step back ... and close the door on the sorry son-of-a-b#%@!
I used to have a cat, which I nursed from a little 2 or 3 day old kitten because his own mother abandoned him (and I believe I know why, now) at the place where I worked. One day, my aunt brought their full grown Doberman Pinscher over and it got up in my cat's face. Wrong move. He bit the dog on the nose and drew blood, then chased the big Doberman off our property and down the road about a hundred yards. It happened on Easter Sunday right after all the food, while the whole family, I mean everybody, was there. And the big K-9 was SUPPOSED to be acting as their guard dog. Angry and embarrassed, my aunt, along with my mother and my other two aunts, had to take her car to go retrieve the bitten and bleeding pooch since it wouldn't come back. If I didn't know better, I could swear the little f#@%er deliberately used the entire comedy as an excuse to go tomcattin' on the property next door, simply because it just happened to be on the way. He stayed gone for about an hour and a half to let the heat die down, then showed back up just in time for leftovers. I caught hell over what that cat did that day. I sat on the porch and personally watched him stand off three dogs at the same time one day. They surrounded him, while each one of them would take turns nipping at him and then retreat. And each time they nipped, it was always when he had his back turned. But each time, he would simply chase them away a few feet, and then return to the center of his territory in which he was defending. I'm telling you, this was the meanest cat we ever had, probably because I agitated him quite a bit when he was growing up. He also had a distinct Siamese kind of look in the face, but had the appearance of a little yellow tiger, with stripes and rings on his tail. His momma was part Siamese too, and they are generally considered to be the craziest breed of cats walking on four legs. My little brother said he witnessed my cat chase another Doberman and a German Shepherd on two more separate occasions. Hell, he scratched me up so bad one day, just playing with me, that my arms below the elbow looked like they had gone through a barbed wire fence ... several times! (Maybe his momma dumped him for a good reason after all, huh? And I just HAD to pick the little fartknocker up!) But you know, yeah, he might have been the meanest cat I ever had, nonetheless he was also the best one I ever had too.
Does Israel's existence depend on the United States of America? The Bible says that the woman (Israel) will "fly" on the wings of a great eagle to "her place" and be protected. Could this protection be in the form of a vote at the U.N. Security council vetoing Palestinian statehood and staving off any chance for the Muslims to drive Israel into the sea? There could be a serious glitch with this kind of dependence though, what happens if the U.S. is destroyed? What will happen to the Jews then?
6. And the woman fled into the wilderness, (Israel was basically a barren wasteland before the Jews returned) where she has a place prepared by God, (Promised land?) that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days. (3½ years)
14. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, (U.S. protectorate?) that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, (Israel or possibly Petra?) where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, (Last 3½ years of the Tribulation?) from the face of the serpent. (U.N. Antichrist?)
Or, are the "two wings of a great eagle" which are given to her actually a reference to the powerful Israeli Air Force?
Many Bible scholars believe the U.S. is mentioned in the book of Ezekiel and say that this next particular passage may allude to a nuclear war between Russia and America.
6. And I will send a fire on Magog, AND among them that dwell carelessly (Hebrew word “betach” - unawares; unsuspecting; not caring; [false sense of] security; negligent) in the isles: and they will know that I am the LORD.
The United States is the nation that dwells carelessly in the isles. Isaiah 47:8 - "Therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwells carelessly, that says in your heart, I am, and none else beside me; I will not sit as a widow, neither will I know the loss of children:" In Isaiah 47:5, the daughter of the Chaldeans (Babylon) is called the Lady of Kingdoms. Compare this to Revelation 18:7 - "How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will see no sorrow." The word "isles" in Hebrew ('iy) can be interpreted to mean a land with much coastline -
Strong's #339: 'iy (pronounced ee) From 183: properly, a habitable spot (as desirable); dry land, a coast, an island; country, isle, island
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon: 'iy - From H183: coast, island, shore, region
Theologians who study Bible prophecy often speculate that the Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 is either Rome, Jerusalem, Brussels or Istanbul (Constantinople), which among at least 56 other various cities around the world all claim to sit on seven hills.
Images of a woman riding a bull are all over Europe.
Are the European creators of these stamps, coins, emblems, statues, etc. just trying to be facetious Babylonian wannabes, mocking God's word, or does it all really mean something? They probably should rethink thumbing their noses at God, He might just give them what they want. And when you look at these images, the question that comes to mind is what does the EU represent, the whore or the beast? Remember, the beast will "hate the harlot, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her with fire." If Europe (Europa) is the whore, who is the beast? In Greek Mythology, Zeus transformed himself into the form of a bull and seduced, carried away and raped Europa, a virgin Phoenician princess, then abandoned her. John the Revelator was undoubtedly familiar with this Greek myth, but did he pattern his prophecy of the future Babylon around it? Will the 7-headed, 10-horned beast destroy Europe? And does this mean that America, the most rich and powerful slattern on Earth at this time in history, is just going to be another head on the beast and join in on the "feast" of Europa's roasted flesh? What's wrong with this big picture? It just doesn't fit at this particular time in world affairs. In fact, it appears more like the malignant apostasy happening in Europe these days is spreading to America, symbolizing the seduction and carrying away (across the Atlantic) of the woman by the beast and then penetrating her with its incestuous lust for the desertion of God. Incestuous because, except for the millions of Mexicans who are rapidly taking over, the residents of the United States are still and her ancestors were, predominately, descendants of Europeans. Besides, America is the most envied and hated nation among the rest of the world right now. You can deny it if you so choose, but just open your eyes and watch the news ..... or better yet, travel to another country, especially Europe or the Middle East, and find out for yourself firsthand. And who or what are the 10 horns which are written of in many verses throughout the Bible, especially ones from Daniel and Revelation? The Club of Rome, which was established in 1968, has proposed a "One World Government" or "New World Order" made up of 10 distinct geopolitical zones that would be under the control of one governing body, such as the United Nations. The regional model they have suggested goes as follows:
1. North America
2. Western Europe
4. Australia, New Zealand, Israel, South Africa, Oceania, Tasmania
5. Eastern Europe including the old Soviet Union countries
6. South America
7. North Africa and the Middle East
8. Main Africa
9. South and Southeast Asia
10. Central Asia (China)
The Bilderbergers, which are made up of the world's richest billionaires such as the Rockefellers and Rothschilds and control most of the banks, is an organization that has been created, much as the Council Of Foreign Relation and Trilateralists in the United states to bring all countries into the New World Order and are also backing this 10-zoned global economic system. The one good thing to look forward to is that, in the end, the LORD Jesus Christ will throw all these ungodly filthy rich bastards into the pit of hell. (Revelation 19:20) Sorry about that, chief. Just raging against the machine a little bit, that's all.
See: U.N. Divides the World into 10 Regions (In 1941!)
See: Agenda 21 (The Illuminati Depopulation Proposal)
See: The Agenda 21 Conspiracy REVEALED (FEMA Camps and Depopulation Plans of the ELITE to Control the Masses)
If horns are symbolic of power in the Bible, one would have to ask what is the most powerful thing or force in the world? Undoubtedly, nuclear weapons would have to be the answer to that question. Could the 10 horns of the beast represent 10 nuclear states sporting atomic weaponry? At the present time there are 9 known countries in the world with nuclear weapons, one that is highly suspected of having but has never declared them (Israel), one which voluntarily gave up all their nuclear arms (South Africa), and one on the fast track to obtaining them (Iran).
2. Russia (BRICS nation)
3. China (BRICS nation)
6. India (BRICS nation)
8. North Korea
9. Israel (Suspected to have a nuclear arsenal but have never declared such)
10. South Africa (BRICS nation) - First nation in the world to develop and then voluntarily dismantle all of its nuclear weapons
Notice that 4 out of the current 5 BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) either possess nuclear weapons or, in one case, did have them and voluntarily gave them up. Which nuclear nation will jump on the BRICS bandwagon next?
Note: Perhaps not absolutely pertinent to the subject matter at hand, but nevertheless interesting, it was the issue of bricks that started the whole Exodus ordeal between the ancient Israelites and the oppressive Egyptian pharaoh, who required them to make the bricks but gather their own straw while producing the same daily quota.
4. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power (also authority) to the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?
And what rational enemy would dare attack a nuclear armed foe? Is it possible that these 10 nuclear prolific nations will eventually band together forming the power base for a one world government system that will impose the "mark of the beast"?
WHEN will Babylon be destroyed?
And who will control or have the most influence on this 10-zoned world? Who will ride the beast? Today, the U.N. and NATO cannot do anything without the express consent of the United States and won't even think of launching a major military operation without her approval. She is the richest, most powerful nation on Earth and will undoubtedly hold the reins. Will the leader of this global think tank called the Club of Rome, perhaps its president, become the "man of sin" prophesied in the Bible? Will he be the dreaded antichrist humanity is warned about in the Scriptures? Will the "mark of the beast" happen before or after the destruction of Babylon? In the Book of Revelation, chapter 17, the symbolic meaning of this woman is explained to the apostle John. But, when exactly is the fall of Babylon? Following the events in chronological order, it seems the whore is burned BEFORE the dreaded mark.
Revelation 14 - Babylon the Great is mentioned for the first time as already fallen.
Revelation 16 - God mentions again the fall of Babylon as a long PAST event.
Revelation 17- An angel shows the apostle John the judgment of Babylon, and explains to him who is the scarlet colored beast.
Revelation 18 - The angel shows in detail what happens when Babylon is destroyed.
Revelation 19 - A great crowd in heaven rejoices over their salvation and the fact that God judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality. This is the event the saints were waiting for, the completion of the number of people who were to die. (5th Seal)
In these next few verses, three angels appear and each have a different message. The first angel proclaims the eternal gospel to the entire world. The second angel declares that Babylon has fallen (past tense) and the third angel warns everyone on earth not to take the mark of the beast. Notice where the fall of Babylon is ..... BEFORE the mark of the beast.
6. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
8. A second angel followed saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10. The same will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
As can be seen, one angel states that Babylon is already fallen, and the following angel warns people not to worship the 10 horned beast or receive the mark. There is also no mention of the "mark of the whore" or of the whore receiving a mark. Therefore, the fall of Babylon apparently PRECEDES the "mark of the beast" as stated in Rev 14:9 and her destruction might very well be the reason used by the government of the beast to start compulsory RFID chip implantation of every person on Earth and see that this kind of atrocity is never allowed again. Sound familiar? (U.N. and League of Nations at the end of WW's I & II?) Or, conversely, it may actually be that she will be killed because she refuses to implement the mark, which the rest of the world will have accepted, because she is so rich and doesn't want to share her wealth with the new global socialist system. And while chapter 16 speaks mainly of the bowls of wrath or the plagues that God brings upon unrepentant people, the fall of Babylon is mentioned again as a long PAST event.
Revelation 16 (All 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets and 7 Vials or Bowls have been opened, sounded or poured out by this time, so this next verse seems to be looking back on a past event)
19. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And God remembered Babylon the great, (past tense) to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.
Chapters 17 and 18 appear to be like a descriptive recap that details Babylon and her preceding fate, so this would suggest that she must have been destroyed at some time before all these seals, trumpets and vials. It is only in Chapter 17 that the mystery of Babylon is explained, however, we know it has already fallen from chapter 14. Unfortunately, the exact time of the fall of Babylon is not revealed. It is interesting to note that in chapter 12, the 10 horns have no crowns, but in chapter 13 they do. It is believed by many who study the Book of Revelation that, with their allegiance to the 7-headed beast in chapter 17, the crowns are gained by taking part, supporting or actually committing the destruction of Babylon. So, it may be after Babylon is destroyed when the "little horn" antichrist pops up onto the global government scene in the midst of a post-American worldwide economic collapse.
3. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, (Strong's 1404: drákon - from derkomai "to see" which is the root of the English term: "dragon" – properly "seeing one" used of mythical dragons or huge serpents seeing their prey from far away; keen-eyed dragon; all-seeing serpent) having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. (This sounds like the overseeing "eyes" of a totalitarian regime keeping tabs on everything that goes on within their ruling territory)
1. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, (Germany/EU?) and his feet were like those of a bear, (Russia?) and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. (English speaking UK?) And the dragon (China?) gave him his power and his throne and great authority. (This beast almost sounds like some sort of hybrid Euro/Russian/ UK/Sino alliance with China at the helm)
3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
11. Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. (Oriental tongue? ..... Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations?)
See: DRAGON - Speech Recognition Software
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See: White Dragon of England
See: A PRINCE AND A RED DRAGON
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12. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them who dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
14. And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, that had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17. So that no man might buy or sell, unless he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred three score and six.
12. And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13. They have one purpose: to give their power and authority to the beast.
16. And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these will hate the whore, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Notice that in chapter 17 it is the 7-headed, 10-horned beast which turns on the whore who rides it, and eats her flesh and burns her with fire, not the two-horned SECOND beast that brings on the mark of the beast, 666. If we take these verses of scripture in chronological order, Babylon has already been destroyed BEFORE the mark of the beast happens. Now, the big questions are, do both of these beasts exist at the same time or does one come AFTER the other and are they men, like the antichrist (1st beast) and the false prophet (2nd beast), or are they countries that will govern the entire world? Could the reason that she gets barbequed possibly be primarily because rich and greedy Babylon is unwilling to accept the socialist beast's one world government? It seems that the whore is pulling the reins one way, but the beast she rides wants to go in a different direction ..... something's got to give.
What other reason could make this beast mad enough to turn on the woman that controls it and kill her? It may start with a government default on her global financial obligations causing many of her most powerful creditors, such as China, to launch a full blown economic boycott or other multilateral tariff campaign of some kind against the debt-dodging harlot, which might blossom into a 10 nation union that will "hate her" and eventually skewer the whore over an open flame ..... with the help of Russia.
If the 10 horns/kings gain their crowns or authority by destroying Babylon, as the verses of Revelation 17:16-18 point out, then they might not be easily recognizable BEFORE the fact, or act. The plan to destroy the whore may come in the form of a surprise nuclear first strike, concocted entirely behind the scenes in closed chambers by these 10 power brokers who are rewarded AFTER they perform their task and confirm their loyalty to the antichrist. In one of his quatrains, the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus seems to suggest a possible scenario where a submarine gets the order to launch an attack by sea.
NOSTRADAMUS - Century 2: Quatrain 5
That which is enclosed in iron and letter in a fish, (Submarine receives communication to attack?)
Out will go one who will then make war, (Nuclear 1st Strike?)
He will have his fleet well rowed by sea, (Powerful Navy?)
Appearing near Italian land. (Antichrist EU/NATO force?)
Will Babylon (America) be destroyed during the 4th Seal, the 4th Trumpet and the 4th Vial or Bowl?
Revelation 6 (4th Seal)
7. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, Come and see.
8. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (1/4th of mankind killed ..... United States destroyed by the "sword"?)
Revelation 8 (4th Trumpet)
12. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shined not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. (1/3rd of the sky is darkened. By what? An eclipse? Exploding Yellowstone supervolcano? America nuked?)
Revelation 16 (4th Vial or Bowl)
8. And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun; and power was given unto it to scorch men with fire. (Killshot solar flare or U.S.A. burned by nuclear fire?)
17. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
18. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19. And the great city was divided into three parts, (Jerusalem - Jewish, Christian and Islamic sectors?) and the cities of the nations fell: (Total confusion and anarchy caused by a giant cataclysm triggering nuclear war or M.A.D. - Mutual Assured Destruction?) and God remembered Babylon the great, (Remembered her from when? Is God recollecting the whore from a previous bowl judgement?) to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
1. And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, "Come here; I will show to you the judgment of the great whore that sits on many waters." (Which ONE !? - the 4th angel?)
1. And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; (Again, WHICH ONE?) and the earth was lit up by his radiance. (Nuclear flash from an H-bomb?)
2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Another place in the Bible where the timing of Babylon's demise might be found is in verse 6 of Ezekiel 39. Of course, Ezekiel 38 describes the invasion and destruction of the great northern armies of Gog and its Islamic allies, but the story continues on into chapter 39 by detailing the gory aftermath. Here, the LORD GOD also says, "I will send a fire on Magog and among them that dwell securely (or carelessly) in the coastlands." (Jerusalem Bible) These "coastlands" could very possibly be state boundaries that dot the U.S. outline along her watery borders. Those "that dwell carelessly in" these "coastlands" could easily be referring to the rich and well-to-do people who live on expensive beach area property from Maine to Mexico and California to Canada including waterfront real estate all along the Great Lakes, and just about any other lake for that matter. Most of these wealthy homeowners live without a care in the world as if every day is like a vacation. Ezekiel may be describing a retaliatory nuclear strike by Gog (Russia) on America for her military interference in this massive allied incurrence against Israel, and possibly even oil-rich Saudi Arabia (Sheba and Dedan) who is usually seen as a mere onlooker by most theologians ..... maybe, maybe not. But the main question here is, will the 10-horned beast be in existence at this point in prophecy? Unfortunately, Ezekiel doesn't say.
A question that also comes up about this verse and others is why aren't these "lands" mentioned by name? Most or all of the North African, European and eastern regions of the Middle East were already known by their names, Cush (Ethiopia), Put (Libya), Egypt, Persia (Iran), Sheba and Dedan (Saudi Arabia), Tarshish (Great Britain) etc., so why the mystery? There's a good chance the reason is because they did not exist at that time and were far, far away. The only way the prophets could describe these places is by what characteristics they had when shown to them in their visions. (Ancient remote viewing?)
Yet another clue that might help identify when America will fall is found with scripture in Isaiah 18:1 that states, "Woe to the land shadowing with wings, (or with whirring wings) which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia." This verse would suggest a time in some far away country's history when heavy air traffic is happening. Does anything sound familiar here!? Are we there yet?
Are the G-7 nations the seven headed beast of Revelation?
Is the eighth member of the G-8, Russia, the eighth "beast that was, and is not" who is "of the seven, and goes into perdition" in Revelation 17:11? Russia became a formal member of the G-7 in 1998 which then, of course, became the G-8. The word "perdition" in Greek (#684) apoleia (ap-o-li-a) is from a presumed derivative of Greek #622 which means “ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal)” and is translated as “damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, perish, pernicious ways, and waste.” Are we possibly beginning to see a pattern develop here yet? Russia is identified in the Bible as Gog and Magog who will come against God and Israel and fight the Ezekiel 38 war in the last days. We all know how that one ends, so with this in mind, the word "perdition" seems to have been a perfect match for the King James Bible translators.
Are the 10 horns of the beast the 10 largest media companies in the world?
16. And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these will hate the harlot, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
This verse seems to imply that the horns will hate the whore, not necessarily the beast which, although it has seven heads, is spoken of in the singular narrative. The word "these" is used specifically in conjunction with the horns and is plural.
1. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten diadems, (crowns - company logos?) and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
12. And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
The 10 Biggest Media Companies
10. Washington Post Company
9. Gannett Co. Inc
8. Clear Channel
6. Liberty Media
4. News Corporation
3. Time Warner
1. Walt Disney
Al Jazeera - the "little horn" or 11th horn of Daniel 7:8 and 8:9-10?
Of course, media companies have no military power, at least not "as yet" but they DO exert a lot of influence and have enticed countries to go to war in the past.
See: Spain - Little Horn Antichrist
See: Great Britain - 4th Beast
One of the most popular theories out there in Bible prophecy circles identifies Hitler as the "little Horn" antichrist who had "a mouth speaking great things" being a great orator.
7. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: (Juggernaut of mechanized mobile Panzer divisions) it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: (German Blitzkrieg smashing through enemy lines of defense) and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. (The Great Orator - Adolf Hitler)
24. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that will arise: and another will rise after them; and he will be diverse from the first, (Nazi Waffen-SS Troops different from regular German Army) and he will subdue three kings.
On 7 March 1936, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles, German troops marched into the Rhineland and other regions along the Rhine. This was the first of the aggressive military actions of Nazi Germany that contributed to the outbreak of World War II followed by the subsequent annexations of Austria on March 12, 1938 and Sudetenland/Slovakia in early October of 1938. The beast had 10 horns or kings with an 11th coming up later. Germany, including itself and it's EUROPEAN allies were:
8. Rhineland - Annexed (had strong German presence and influence)
9. Austria - Annexed (had strong German presence and influence)
10. Slovakia/Sudetenland - Annexed (had strong German presence and influence)
(11.) Little Horn Hitler - Nazi Germany
After the 3 horns were "plucked up by the roots" there were 8 left over. (11 - 3 = 8)
11. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.
(8.) Hitler's Nazi Germany ("diverse from the first" Germany) including Rhineland - Annexed, Austria - Annexed, Slovakia/Sudetenland - Annexed
Sir Isaac Newton's 10 horns of Daniel and Revelation:
1. The kingdom of the Vandals (included parts of Czech Republic/Slovakia)
2. The kingdom of the Suevians in Spain (Portugal)
3. The kingdom of the Visigoths (Spain)
4. The kingdom of the Alans in Gallia (Belgium)
5. The kingdom of the Burgundians (Switzerland)
6. The kingdom of the Franks (France)
7. The kingdom of the Britains (England)
8. The kingdom of the Hunns (included parts of Austria/Hungary/Romania/Serbia)
9. The kingdom of the Lombards (Germany)
10. The kingdom of Ravenna (Italy)
What John the Revelator saw in his vision was a nation rising from a chaotic condition of many nations. It was out of this same type of unrest that Roman power came about. With all the economic problems Europe is experiencing these days, it is easy to imagine an EU conglomerate rising to power if for nothing else other than self preservation. The ten horns represent the 10 kingdoms over which this beast that he saw ruled. Sir Isaac Newton listed them in his book published in 1733 with the names by which they were previously known and may have been on the right track. The kingdoms he named may very well make up the revived Roman Empire expected in the future and in charge of a New World Order. Today, they would, for the most part, be identified as follows:
1. Czech Republic
7. Great Britain
This beast had seven heads. The Roman Empire, which ruled from 168 B.C. - 476 A.D., passed thru seven heads of government. The World Book Encyclopedia lists the seven heads of government that Rome passed through:
1. 7 Kings ruled for about 200 years
6. 65 Emperors ruled in Rome for 5 centuries
7. Exarchs of Ravenna ruled for more than a century
The Roman Catholic Papacy (as a political power)
1. It arose out of the Roman Empire
2. It also came about after 10 divisions of Rome (Europe) were established by 476 A.D. (The Roman Emperor Justinian gave the Bishop of Rome political authority in 538 A.D.)
3. It uprooted 3 of the kingdoms
The 10 Horns could have been the 10 divisions of Medieval Europe:
1. Alamani - GERMANS
2. Burgundian - SWISS
3. Franks - FRENCH
4. Lombards - ITALIANS
5. Saxons - ENGLISH
6. Suevi - PORTUGUESE
7. Visigoths - SPANISH
8. Heruli - EXTINCT ("Uprooted" by the "little horn" Papal Rome)
9. Vandals - EXTINCT ("Uprooted" by the "little horn" Papal Rome)
10. Ostrogoths - EXTINCT ("Uprooted" by the "little horn" Papal Rome)
The three horns "plucked up by the roots" in Daniel 7:8 were the Heruli, Vandals and Ostrogoths that are ALL now EXTINCT and who were eliminated by a "little horn" Roman protectorate called the Papacy.
See: Papal Rome Uproots 3 Horns
See: The Ten Horns, the Little Horn, and the Three Uprooted Horns
The antichrist - Hitler or Napoleon?
36. And the king will do as he pleases; and he will exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and will speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and will prosper till the indignation be accomplished: (Hitler's anger over Germany's defeat in WWI and the resulting Holocaust?) for that which is determined will be done.
39. He (Hitler OR Napoleon?) will attack the strongest fortresses (Russia/Great Britain/US) with the help of a strange god. (Nazi Occult) He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many and distributing land (at a price) as a reward. (Napoleon placed puppet rulers on the thrones of German states after he defeated Prussia AND Hitler did the same with many European countries he invaded)
42. He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. (Both Hitler AND Napoleon invaded and temporarily held parts of Egypt)
43. But he will have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: (Looting of the Pyramids) and the Libyans and the Ethiopians will follow in his train. (Napoleon employed Libyan Bedouins and Ethiopian Nubians to support his army)
44. But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, (Reports of a coalition of England and Russia against France while Napoleon was still in Egypt) and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many.
45. He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. (Napoleon at Mt. Tabor) Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him. (Waterloo/Napoleon OR Berlin/Hitler)
Hitler and the Axis Powers came against the world's strongest fortresses or militaries - the Soviet Union, Great Great Britain and the United States. Napoleon also tried to conquer Russia over a century earlier but was driven back and lost 90% of his army. Napoleon attacked Egypt, plundered the treasures of the pyramids and forced Cairo under French control. Besides the collections of gold and silver, Napoleon's army and the savants collected an astonishing booty of ancient treasures, much of which had been stolen from the tombs of pharaohs by grave robbers, and much of which, as was said before, now rests in the Louvre. He did as nearly "as he pleases" or “according to his will” (KJV) as any man that ever lived, besides Hitler, and was noted for his willfulness and determination. Most men have acknowledged some religious superior, but Napoleon acknowledged none. He had a will and a plan of his own, which was to exalt himself above every other ruler.
5. And this man will be the peace, when the Assyrian (future antichrist?) will come into our land: and when he will tread in our palaces, then will we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. (NATO coalition?)
A total of 7 coalitions were formed against France and Napoleon from 1793 to 1815. The 8 main participants during these years were:
Italy which included Sardinia, Papal States, Tuscany, Sicily and the Kingdom of Naples
7 "shepherds" against Hitler - US, Great Britain, USSR, Australia, China, Canada, France?
8 "principal men" against Hitler - New Zealand, South Africa, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Philippines?
See: Seven Shepherds - Part 1 (Ken Johnson)
See: Seven Shepherds - Part 2 (Ken Johnson)
Many Bible scholars hold to a more practical view of the three plucked horns as being Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia which are clearly identified in Daniel 11:43.
43. But he will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and Ethiopians (Sudanese) will submit to him.
See: Daniel 11 Timeline (Kings of the North and South)
They believe the 10 horns of the beast and 10 toes of Nebuchadnezzar's dream might possibly represent 10 Islamic Shiite and Sunni nations.
SUNNI TOES ? SHIITE TOES ?
1. Turkey 1. Iran
2. Egypt 2. Iraq
3. Libya 3. Syria
4. Ethiopia/Sudan 4. Azerbaijan
5. Saudi Arabia 5. Yemen
Two Feet, Two Ideologies? - Islam (Iron?) and Democracy (Clay?)
13. For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the farthest sides of the north:
Daniel 11 (NIV)
6. After some years, they will become allies. The daughter of the king of the South will go to the king of the North to make an alliance, but she will not retain her power, and he and his power will not last. In those days she will be betrayed, together with her royal escort and her father and the one who supported her.
The Bible seems to suggest that there will be an alliance formed between a southern entity and a northern one. Could it be referring to some sort of Islamic/Russian confederation bent on the destruction of Israel ..... and the United States of America? If this is so, Daniel's little horn might come from a number of small Muslim countries with a large percentage of their populations being Shia believers such as Kuwait, Bahrain or Lebanon.
43. As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, (Muhammad tried to form political alliances through his many marriages) but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay. (However, many theologians believe the intermarriages were between the kings and queens throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, and it is true that most of the European royalty that exists today are related. In fact, historians have remarked that WWI was mainly just the result of a family spat)
44. In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. (This is a future event and prophecy yet to be fulfilled)
See: Mixing Iron with Miry Clay (Artificial DNA molecule bonded together with mercury atoms instead of hydrogen!)
Could the toes of the feet of iron and clay be 10 former Soviet Republics ..... ex-member states which consist of a mixed Muslim (clay) and ethnic Russian (iron) population who will reemerge to ally with Papa Bear Russia and destroy the United States, then invade Israel? (Perhaps because of the recent U.S. financial sanctions against Russia, whom they do most of their business with, affecting their own economies?)
B.R.I.C.S. are made of clay! But will they "stick together"? (Daniel 2:43) Noteworthily, N. Korea would add the needed K for a correct spelling.
See: Capital of Kazakhstan - Astana ("sAtana" - Capital of the New World Order?)
See: Sinister Sites – Astana and the New World Order
See: Astana: The Illuminati Capital of Kazakhstan
See: Have the Illuminati Already Started Building a New World Order in Kazakhstan?
See: ASTANA - Capital of the New World Order Spells SATAN (When you remove the letters SATAN from both words Astana and Kazakhstan you are left with KKHAZ ... Khazars rule the world!)
Currently, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Eurasian military alliance consisting of several former Soviet republics, is now made up of only 6 member states with 3 ex-participants and at least one hot prospect along with two others looking closely into it. Recently, Russia has created the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) by partnering with two more FSR's, Kazakhstan and Belarus, which is set to go into effect on January 1, 2015 if the treaty is approved by each country's parliaments. However, other FSR's such as Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have expressed no interest in joining the newly formed organization as of yet. Of course, that may change very rapidly with the onset of more tensions between Russia and the West over fresh sanctions being imposed, or at least threatened, because of the Ukraine crisis. As a matter of fact, it might even draw many of these Eurasian neighbors in closer together, compelling them to circle the wagons so to speak for their own economic survival. Could this kind of protective behavior between post-communist cronies evolve into a more economically cooperative, militarily defensive posture among an alliance of ten FSR's resulting in the Daniel-Revelation beast which will destroy Babylon (America) due to pressure put on it by the West?
Current Members Former Members Hot Prospect Observers Considering
Armenia Azerbaijan Iran Afghanistan
Belarus Georgia Serbia
Or are the 7 heads actually the 7 nations which are mentioned in Ezekiel 38?
1. Gog (Includes Meshech or Moscow which is in Rosh or Russia)
2. Magog (Includes Tubal or Kazakhstan)
3. Persia (Iran)
4. Cush (Ethiopia and possibly parts of Sudan)
5. Put (Libya)
6. Gomer (Germany and/or Islamic eastern European countries)
7. Beth Togarmah (Turkey)
Could the 10 horns be 10 EU members or perhaps 10 future Eurasian Union (EAU) nation-states bordering Russia such as the "stan" countries?
Iron - metal weapons; tanks; vehicles; aircraft; ships; tools; heavy equipment; building materials
Clay (ceramic) - electronic capacitors; computers; bulletproof vests; auto parts; engines; aircraft parts; weapons; gears; magnets; bearings
Are the 4 horns of Zechariah actually the “Quartet on the Middle East”?
18. Then lifted I up my eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
19. And I said to the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns (Gentile powers) which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
On April 10, 2002 in Madrid, Spain international leaders formed the “Quartet on the Middle East” for the specific purpose of imposing a lasting peace in the Middle East. This group of four consists of the following political powers:
1) United States
3) European Union
4) United Nations
Is the purpose of the Quartet to "scatter" Israel by dividing their land? Once the West Bank and Gaza is under full Palestinian control, will they be satisfied? How naive can one get if he or she believes such nonsense. The Arabs, Muslims and quite frankly, many other non-Jews want Israel to leave the Middle East ..... period. In fact, for them it would be better if Israel were completely wiped off the map so they could bother no one else. It is an existential dilemma for the Jews who live every day on the verge. Zechariah then saw four carpenters or "craftsmen" and he asked the messenger of The Lord who they were.
20. And the LORD showed me four carpenters.
21. Then said I, What come these to do? And he spoke, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray (make afraid) them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn (singular) over the land of Judah to scatter it.
It seems now that the horns (plural) have come together to act as a singular unit with one intent, to scatter the Jews. But who are these four carpenters? They can't be governments because if this viewpoint of the horns being the Quartet is correct, just about every country on Earth is already accounted for. They must be someone or something else. Could the carpenters be four Christian broadcasting networks or four satellites which are dedicated to that kind of programming? Or might they be four worldwide human rights organizations?
Will an infrared palm scanner be the mark of the beast, 666?
I ran across a recent story in the December, 2011 issue of Scientific American magazine called "The Wallet in Your Skin" (page 44) and it immediately made me think about the mark of the beast as I was reading it. The Fujitsu PalmSecure system operates with technology that uses square inch infrared light sensors which can authenticate the veins in the palm of a person's hand with a higher degree of accuracy than fingerprints, digital facial recognition or even iris scanners ... no scary RFID microchips needed. The device literally makes and stores an electronic "etching" of a person's handprint for identification purposes. Medical information, bank statements, criminal records, etc., etc., etc., can be accessed by any computer linked to this person's account once they have been properly ID'ed. According to the article, some American hospitals and Japanese companies are already using this technology to do business. And although not an actual physical engraving, pricking, piercing or laser burning of the flesh, this form of electronic identification might be interpreted as being the "mark-on-the-right-hand" part of John's prophecy. The "mark-on-the-forehead" could be the digital facial recognition feature that is now on every state driver's license photo.
16. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17. so that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Or will the mark of the beast be a syringe-injectable computer microchip like the Verichip? There seems to be a disturbing connection between the "mark" of the beast, which is used by the word "charagma" found in Revelation, and the "bite of a serpent" from early Greek literature according to Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott. (See: Greek-English Lexicon) It can also mean "etching", "engraving" or "stamp". (See: Strong's Concordance)
See: Riding The Beast
How might a compulsory RFID chip inoculation be forced on a country's population? Could some sort of false flag pandemic be fabricated by the government after millions of Christians have disappeared in the rapture? Could they create a type of modern day "Black Death/ bubonic plague" panic among unsuspecting people who have been told millions of victims have already died and been interred? That might explain all the FEMA vehicles being deployed throughout the area toting portable coffins able to be sealed for sterility. Civilians might be told they have been exposed to the disease and are a danger to mankind unless they are vaccinated immediately, unaware of course that a miniature computer chip also comes along for the ride. They must submit to authorities and take the shot or risk an epidemic that could decimate the population of the Earth within a few days. The lie might continue by warning if they don't take it, they must be quarantined for, perhaps, ten days (Revelation 2:10?) to insure the disease does not spread. However, if determined by medical personnel that the unfortunate confined patient is contagious, their head must cut off because the virus in question develops and spawns in the human brain ..... kind of like false religious zealousy. They will be decapitated and carted off in a FEMA coffin along with scores of other unwilling participants who did not fall for the ruse and refused to take the mark of the beast. (Revelation 20:4?) Could a large nation or even a world government pull something like this off? And why would they offer a non-compliant citizen the choice? According to the Bible, the recipients of the mark are willing partakers as they will "worship" the beast. Could "worship" in this case be more like a pledge of allegiance rather than the loyal following of a deified leader?
Another very good candidate for the mark of the beast comes in the form of invisible ink. A company called Somark Innovations has successfully developed a chipless biocompatible RFID ink and has tested its product on cattle and laboratory rats. Using microneedles and an ink capsule, the skin is tattooed with an invisible ink. Although the tattoo can’t be seen by the human eye it can presently be detected as far as four feet away. It takes a mere 5 to 10 seconds to “stamp or tattoo” an animal and the ink remains in the skin. The word "branded" takes on a whole other meaning nowadays, doesn't it? Basically all of the needs which a computer chip could meet are met by the new RFID tattoo but is completely invisible! And of course an invisible tattoo will be much more acceptable than a chip implant. The chips were originally planned to be placed above the eyebrow or in the hand of military soldiers. Ideally it was to be implanted in both their hand and forehead which would become positive identification in case they were decapitated and only the head or the body was recovered. Different cultures around the world have often typified an unfavorable government as a “beast” and its soldiers, police, and government employees such as firefighters will be among the first to accept this compulsory requirement once its has been legislated and put into law. These first responders will become first recipients of the mark of the beast, and will have the task of enforcing the implementation thereof. Keep in mind, these are the very people most citizens look up to as heroes. Resistance will basically be futile, you either take it or be an outcast of society and sooner rather than later, probably dead. Of course, if you DO take it, however, you will burn in the "Lake of Fire" forever which is infinitely worse. (Revelation 14:9-11)
A tattoo device satisfies both conditions of producing an "etching" and a being similar to a "snake bite" in that it injects ink with a hypodermic type barred needle grouping to make a design or mark in the skin.
Revelation 16 (New International Version)
2. The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
(New Living Translation)
2. So the first angel left the Temple and poured out his bowl on the earth, and horrible, malignant sores broke out on everyone who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue.
(English Standard Version)
2. So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
(New American Standard Bible)
2. So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
(King James Bible)
2. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.
Could Revelation 16:2 be describing malignant skin lesions caused by the electromagnetic radiation emitted from RFID chip implants similar in nature to what happens when women strap cell phones onto their bras and develop breast cancer?
w w w = vav vav vav = 6 6 6 (Hebrew letter: vav = 6)
The antichrist will use the worldwide web to control and enslave humanity.
But the mark of the beast will not be a secret. People will clearly be warned by an angel not to take the mark or pledge any allegiance to his image.
9. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10. they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
Might this "angel" who warns humanity not to take the mark of the beast be the "Sky Angel" Christian television digital satellite network?
If you let A=100, B=101, C=102, D=103, E=104, F=105, G=106, H=107 and so on, then HITLER equals 666:
H = 107
I = 108
T = 119
L = 111
E = 104
R = 117
Total = 666
Back in the mid-1980's, when I lived at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fort Lauderdale during the off season, I would always admire the two beautiful parrots they had in an open air cage just outside the front entrance. One of them was red, and the other one was blue. So, one day I stuck my finger through the cage bars and tried to feed the blue one an M&M. He took the candy, then the damned thing bit me before I could get my finger out ... and then laughed at me. I'm serious. It sounded like eh, eh, eh, sort of. But if that wasn't humiliating (and painful) enough, a good looking girl, who was sitting on the hotel front steps, was trying as hard as she could NOT to burst out laughing by holding both hands over her mouth. But, I guess that can't be any worse than the flock of parakeets I heard about attacking a punk rocker, with an orange and purple Mohawk haircut, on his way home from the bus stop every day. It got so bad that he had to get off the bus either a stop before or a stop after his normal one and then take a different route home, down another street. He even shaved his head completely bald and they still attacked him when he went the regular way. What a bird brain.
And if that last story wasn't for the birds, this one ought to bring out some fowl language. I used to work at a chemical warehouse in Pearland, TX as a night security guard. The owners kept a flock of geese, several ducks, a goat and a couple of sheep in a fenced up area next to the guard shack. One night, as I was trying to get some sleep, the whole yard lit up with a loud commotion ... woke me up, it was loud. So, already being furious for waking me up, I walked out in the yard to see what all the noise was about. It was almost like a schoolyard fight, with the curious onlookers and the hecklers all gathered around in a crowd. The ducks, the geese, even the sheep and the goat were in on it, making a bunch of racket. Finally, I made my way to the center of all the attention, and there stood the alpha male goose of the flock, and the fattest domestic white turkey I ever saw. They were both standing each other off and arguing, I guess. But I had to put a stop to it, since they were just making too much noise and I had to get back to sleep. So, I reached down with two fingers and gently pushed the neck of the goose, attempting to scoot him back a little bit and break up the fight, humanely as possible. But the damn bird wouldn't budge. I had to put a good deal of pressure on his long neck before he finally gave up and walked away. I need to stress, he didn't go easily. I know he was pissed off at me because he purposely didn't let me get a wink of sleep the rest of the night. Meanwhile, the turkey was getting louder. I guess he was mad that I intervened too. Angrily, I started walking towards him, so he decided to back off and return to his pen. I swear, it was almost like an old TV western, where Marshall Dillon breaks up a fight and disperses an unruly crowd causing a lot of turmoil. Animals! Unfortunately though, that place blew up a few months later because of a faulty electric forklift that was spraying sparks all over the warehouse. Several vertical standing 55 gallon drums of flammable liquid were filmed exploding and flying 450 feet in the air like rockets, while the ones stacked horizontally blew right through the exterior hurricane fence, which was a good 100 feet from the building. I actually watched the whole thing on local breaking news TV. It looked like an atomic bomb hit the place, gutting and incinerating the entire facility. Thank God I wasn't there when it happened, since it occurred during the day. All of the animals but a handful of ducks perished. Apparently, they were smart enough to fly far enough away, although they still hung around at a distance since it was the only home they knew. But the geese weren't so smart. They all stayed, and they all died. Their dead, roasted bodies looked almost good enough to eat as they littered the waterlogged ground, after the fire department got finished. You know, it makes me wonder if I might be smart enough to bail out of America the Babylon before a fire engulfs it too.
Muhammad or Mohammad, (April 20, 570 or 571 - June 8, 632 A.D.) the founder of Islam, and Adolf Hitler, (April 20, 1889 – 30 April 30, 1945) the founder of the Nazis, were both born on the same day of the year.
April 20, 1889 - Nisan 19, 5649 (Jewish calendar)
April 16 - Nisan 15: Pesach I (First day of Passover)
April 17 - Nisan 16: Pesach II (Passover)
April 18 - Nisan 17: Pesach III (Passover)
April 19 - Nisan 18: Pesach IV (Passover)
April 20 - Nisan 19: Pesach V (Passover)
April 21 - Nisan 20: Pesach VI (Passover)
April 22 - Nisan 21: Pesach VII (Last day of Passover)
Ironically, Hitler's birthday fell on the 5th day of Passover in 1889 or 5649 on the Hebrew calendar. Was Hitler the Devil incarnate, Satan himself? The Bible says that Satan will burn from within. After Hitler, who was the epitome of evil, shot himself in the head inside his underground bunker in Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945, his body was taken outside by his staff, doused with gasoline and set ablaze along with the remains of his longtime companion, Eva Braun.
18. You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of you, it will devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you.
Many Bible scholars believe the antichrist, or at least his archetype, is spoken of in Isaiah 14 stating that he will kill his own people. As bizarre as it might sound, Hitler may have slaughtered 6 million people of his own ancestral heritage.
3. On the day the Lord gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you,
4. you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon:
20. You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land and slaughtered your own people. The descendants of evildoers will never be remembered.
Saliva samples taken from 39 relatives of the Nazi leader show that Hitler may have had biological links to the “subhuman” races he tried to exterminate during the Holocaust. A chromosome called Haplogroup E1b1b1 which showed up in their samples is rare in Western Europe and is most commonly found in the Berbers of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. Haplogroup E1b1b1, which accounts for approximately 18 to 20 per cent of Ashkenazi and 8.6 per cent to 30 per cent of Sephardic Y-chromosomes, appears to be one of the major founding lineages of the Jewish population. Hitler's father, Alois, might have been an illegitimate child of a Jewish man called Frankenberger and a German maid, Maria Schickelgruber, which would make Hitler one-quarter Jewish. Hitler's nephew, Patrick, may have tried to blackmail him over Alois' ancestry. Reports have suggested he tried to blackmail his uncle over the issue of Alois Hitler's parentage so Hitler asked his lawyer, Hans Frank, to investigate the claims and he announced just before the outbreak of the Second World War that they were "without any foundation". The affair is fascinating if one compares it with the conception of the world of the Nazis, in which race and blood was central. Hitler's concern over his descent was not unjustified. He was apparently not "pure" or "Ayran". But most Germans would probably agree that if Hitler DID have a Jew up in his family tree, he (or she) was certainly way out on a limb ..... AND HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE!!!
See: Hitler Had Jewish DNA
According to 7th Day Adventists, the deadly wound of the Papal beast that "was, and is not, and yet is" (Revelation 17:8) was healed in 1929 with the Lateran Treaty which recognized Vatican City as an independent sovereign state, after Napoleon bayonetted it in 1798 by removing Pope Pius VI from political power and effectively usurping Papal authority. Consequently, the beast that "is not" who, they say, John the Revelator saw looking at his prophetic vision during this time in history, became bedridden for a period of about 131 years recuperating from its wound. By their hypothesis, the beast that "was" came about in the year 538 when Emperor Justinian decreed the supremacy of the Bishop of Rome over the Church who then took control of the Papacy which established itself as an ecclesiastical power and dominated the Western world for several centuries. This theory ultimately hinges upon the assumption that John was somehow launched forward in time, either physically or in the spirit, to at least the year 1798 but before 1929.
1798 (Napoleon overthrows and removes Pope Pius VI from political power)
- 538 (Justinian props up the Papacy by Roman Decree)
1260 years (Using the Day for a Year Formula) "The beast was given a mouth to speak arrogant words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months." (Revelation 13:5)
See: Bible Truth Versus Adventist "Truth" (666 and the Pope)
See: The Seven Heads of the Beast in Revelation 17
See: The 1260 years of Papal Supremacy
See: The Deadly Wound of Revelation 13:3
See: The Last Pope and Satan's Impersonation of Christ Predicted?
VICARIUS FILII DEI - Title of the Pope
TOTAL = 666
Was Nero the 1st beast (antichrist) of Revelation 13 in the Bible? In Greek, the name "Nero" was "Neron" or "Neron Kaisar" to his subjects which is to say "Nero Caesar." In Hebrew, taking into account that most vowels are not expressed in writing, the name "Neron Kaisar" is spelled "Nron Ksr" and using Semitic gematria these letters correspond to the numerals 50, 200, 6, 50, 100, 60, 200. The Greek spelling of “Neron Kaisar” transliterates into Hebrew as “nrvn qsr” with a corresponding value of, you guessed it, 666, the number assigned to the apocalyptic Beast of Revelation 13.
Resh Samech Qof Noon Vav Resh Noon
200 + 60 + 100 + 50 + 6 + 200 + 50 = 666
Standard English Gematria
A = 1 N = 50
B = 2 O = 60
C = 3 P = 70
D = 4 Q = 80
E = 5 R = 90
F = 6 S = 100
G = 7 T = 200
H = 8 U = 300
I = 9 V = 400
J = 10 W = 500
K = 20 X = 600
L = 30 Y = 700
M = 40 Z = 800
B A R A C K = 2 + 1 + 90 + 1 + 3 + 20 = 117
H U S S E I N = 8 + 300 + 100 + 100 + 5 + 9 + 50 = 572
O B A M A = 60 + 2 + 1 + 40 + 1 = 104
Barack Hussein Obama = 117 + 572 + 104 = 793
18. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
Revelation 13:18 = verse 30927 = 13 x 793 + 13 x 793 + 13 x 793
Obama was born on August 4, 1961. His birthday is the 216th day of the year. (216 = 6 x 6 x 6)
The total number of letters in BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is 18. (18 = 6 + 6 + 6)
Base 6 English gematria (A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24.....) of BARACK is 216.
The composite number gematria from the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) Codes for "President Obama" is 666 using the proper upper and lower case letters.
President = 26 + 63 + 46 + 64 + 51 + 45 + 46 + 57 + 65 = 463
Obama = 25 + 42 + 40 + 56 + 40 = 203
463 + 203 = 666
See: Is Barack Obama the Antichrist?
See: Reagan - 1st Beast? Obama - 2nd Beast? (Obama wants to be "worshipped" like Reagan)
See: Proof that Ronald Reagan was the 666 antichrist!
See: Donald Trump: 666 (Mark of the Beast?)
Or could Ronald Reagan be the 1st beast from Revelation 13:3, whose deadly wound "in one of his heads" was healed? Not only was Reagan almost mortally wounded, but Head White House Press Secretary, James Brady, also got shot in the forehead. News reports of that time period indicated how much people were amazed that Reagan and Brady survived such a lethal attack thanks to advanced, ultra-modern medical technology. ("...and all the world wondered after the beast") The 2nd beast of Revelation 13:15 (antichrist) causes the "world" to worship an image or statue of the 1st beast and receive a "mark" in their right hand or forehead.
R O N A L D W I L S O N R E A G A N
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
If WWIII does happen, you can blame it on Ronald Reagan. When the Berlin Wall came down, so did any barrier or obstacle to future conflict with Russia, especially in light of the unmitigated expansion of NATO alliances among many former Soviet member states. ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" As a matter of fact, the State Department, the National Security Council, and the ranking U.S. diplomat in Berlin all objected to Reagan delivering his speech and submitted alternative drafts trying to omit this phrase from the original address when it was sent up to them for review no fewer than seven times. However, he changed their version each time and put the sentence back in. But, I guess he was smarter than the entire combined intelligence and experience of the U.S. State Dept. and the NSC, right?)
15. The second beast was given power to give life to the image of the first beast, so that the image could both speak and cause whoever would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Will the "image" brought on by the 2nd beast that "could both speak and cause whoever would not worship the image of the (1st) beast to be killed" actually be a talking hologram? Interestingly, the Hebrew word for Lucifer is heylel, which means "shining one" according to Strong's Concordance, and occurs only once in the Bible.
18. And he (Jesus) said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning (astrapé - ray of light; brightness) from heaven."
2 Corinthians 11
14. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed (metaschēmatizō - to change the figure of, to transform) into an angel of light.
See: Resiliency of the Bible and Properties of a Hologram (Chuck Missler)
See: Barack Obama = "Lightning From Heaven" in Hebrew = Satan
See: D-Wave Quantum Computer (Clip from NOVA's "Rise of the Hackers")
See: Chinese Artificial Intelligence Program Beats Humans in IQ Test
See: Explosive Findings About the Purpose and Scope of Jade Helm 15 in Relation to Quantum Computing
The quantum computer chip has already been invented by IBM after researchers led by John Martinis, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who joined Google to set up a quantum computing research lab, announced that they had made a chip with nine superconducting qubits arranged in a line. However, the catch is that the chip operates at only a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, just like super conducting magnets and other superconductive materials. Perhaps in the future, computers will have mighty little super refrigerator/ freezers embedded within their hardware in order to cool down the chips so that they can work. Now, marry this astounding scientific breakthrough with neuromorphic computer brain chip technology, and we literally may be looking at a robot with unbridled consciousness. It brings to mind the expression "ghost in the machine" where science has created a sophisticated, sentient device with an electronically generated Purusha-like soul that cannot be controlled. Instead, just the opposite, it controls everything around itself and maybe even the whole world as well. It will have become a digital god that might even be able to manipulate the space-time continuum. At least, that is, until somebody flips the beast's switch off. (2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL 9000: "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? ... Dave? ... DAVE? ... STOP, DAVE! ... ♪♫♪ Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you ..... ♪♫♪") But, all this sounds to me like just another tool for Big Brother to control people with unchallenged consequences ..... and yet another step closer to the "mark of the beast".
See: Quantum Computers at Room Temperature (Synthetic Diamond Quantum Computer Chips?)
See: How to Build a Quantum Computer
See: Atomic Structure of a Quantum Computer Chip (The Fundamental Laws of Nature, Entanglement and Qubits)
Many believe the deadly wound that was healed is Germany when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down during the Reagan administration, and the whole world looked on in astonishment. When the wall fell and the Iron Curtain was removed, which knifed right down the middle of Germany's head, the "deadly wound" began to heal. This passage of scripture may also have a genetic engineering connotation attached to it. Hitler's eugenics program was the first practical usage of early human DNA manipulation with the attempt to create a master race of pure Aryan, tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Nazi storm troopers by the practice of selective breeding. Today, everything from plants to animals are being cloned or genetically modified in research laboratories around the world. Soon, a married couple may be able to walk into a planned parenthood facility and custom order their child to whatever physical specifications they so desire. Germany's mortal wound of their master race aspirations may some day come back to life ..... bigger and more atrocious than ever, where everyone has been gene doped to perfection before they are ever born and have no say-so in the matter.
Or maybe this?
Minus a couple of stars?
Economic sanctions, such as the ones imposed on Cuba, Iran, Russia and N. Korea could be a preface to the mark-of-the-beast system that might be employed not only against entire countries like they are today, but individuals as well (for example the Russian billionaire businessmen who recently have been targeted by U.S. and E.U. restrictions) where they cannot buy or sell without compliance to a "One World" authority. An ever increasing gang mentality of the United Nations makes the reality of this kind of scenario more and more possible, especially with the exponential growth in electronic financial tracking technology. (♪♫♪ Well now, here comes Petrov Cottontail, hoppin' down the money trail, hippity hoppity GAZPROM's on its way… ♪♫♪) U.N. members can now band together and cripple whole economies by causing their currency to become extremely devalued with trade embargoes and multilateral international sanctions. But remember, not all people will go along with the European based "One World" beast since "tidings out of the east and the north will trouble him" (Daniel 11:44) when the water of the great river Euphrates is dried up to prepare the way for 200 million kings from the East in the battle of Armageddon. (Revelation 16:12;16 and Revelation 9:14-16)
In Hebrew, William J. Clinton = 666
W = Waw............W............6
I = ...................n/a..........0
L = Lamed...........L...........30
L = Lamed...........L...........30
I = ...................n/a..........0
M = Mem.............M..........40
J = Yod...............Y (J)......10
C = Kaph.............K...........20
L = Lamed...........L...........30
N = Nun..............N...........50
T = Taw..............T..........400
N = Nun..............N...........50
Other possible Hebrew gematria for "WILLIAM CLINTON"
WILLIAM = W(6) + I(Vowel = 0) + L(30) + L(30) + [IA] Sounds like Y(10) + M(40) = 116
CLINTON = [C] Sounds like K(20) + L(30) + I(Vowel = 0) + N(50) + T(400) + O(Vowel = 0) + N(50) = 550
116 + 550 = 666
WILLIAM = W(6) + I(10) + [LL] Sounds like only one L(30) + I(10) + A(10) + M(40) = 106 (Pronounced: Wil·ē·yum or Wil·ē·yam or Wil·i·yam)
CLINTON = [C] Sounds like K(20) + L(30) + I(10) + N(50) + T(400) + O(No sound = 0) + N(50) = 560
106 + 560 = 666
Even in Greek, William J. Clinton = 666
W = Digamma.......W................6
I = Iota................I...............10
L = Lambda..........L...............30
L = Lamdba..........L...............30
I = Iota................I...............10
A = Alpha closed vowel 0
M = Mu...............M...............40
J = Iota...............i (J or y)......10
C = Kappa...........K................20
L = Lambda.........L................30
I = Iota...............I................10
N = Nu...............N................50
T = Tau..............T...............300
O = Omicron........O................70
N = Nu...............N................50
This guy must have been born under a bad sign ... either way you figure it, his name still equals 666. And what's this about the number 666 being on the White House? Is it the address or what? I have to tell you, I had a terrible dream a few years ago. I dreamed that I saw cats, and they were definitely cats, in a horrible condition as if they had mange and little or no hair, only skin and flesh. They also had holes in their bodies so that I could see right through them in places, yet they were still alive in great agony. Two days later as I was watching "America's Funniest Animal Videos" a lady came on with her cat that looked almost just like Socks, the President's cat. When she said the words "Bill Clinton" the cat went berserk and tried to slap her mouth with its paw as if to tell her to shut up. But when the lady said other names like Al Gore, Pope John Paul, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, etc., the cat did nothing. Something about the name "Bill Clinton" irritated the hell out of that cat! Look out for a stock market crash to facilitate the mark of the beast ... perhaps during Hillary's term as the 45th President?
Hillary (248) + Rodham (249) + Clinton (169) = 666
Hillary = 248
(het - 8, lamed - 30, resh - 200, yod - 10)
Rodham = 249
(resh - 200, dalet - 4, hay - 5, mem - 40)
Clinton = 169
G = 3 (gimel) B = 2 (beth)
e = 5 (heh) u = 70 (ayin)
o = 70 (ayin) s = 300 (shin)
r = 200 (Resh) h = 8 (cheth)
g = 3 (gimel)
e = 5 (heh)
286 + 380 = 666 (Antichrist)
The first six Roman numerals IVXLCD = 666
1776 - MDCCLXXVI - Date in Roman numerals on base of Pyramid on U.S. One Dollar Bill. By dropping the first base 10 decimals of each group (MDC/CLX/XVI)...M = 1000, C = 100 and X = 10...you get 666.
(1000).....+.....500......+......100 = 600 [six hundred]
(100)......+.......50.......+......10 = 60 [threescore]
(10).......+........5........+........1 = 6 [six]
See: Great Seal of the United States Deciphered
Greek: Chi + Xi + Stigma = 666
Arabic: Cross Swords - Allah - "In the name of"
So, did John the Revelator simply sketch down what he saw in his vision(s) and convert them as best he could into Greek lettering which he was familiar with? It is a subject of much debate among some scholars who argue that the Greek word used for "hand" in Revelation 13:16 (cheiros) can also mean "arm" or "forearm". And although John wrote everything down in Greek, he surely must have been familiar with Hebrew writings as well, since he himself was a Jew. This would be significant, as the Hebrew word "yad? means both "hand? and "arm?. Most Islamic jihadists typically wear both head bands and arm bands that are usually worn on the right arm. However, it must be stressed that this same word, "cheiros", occurs 26 times here and elsewhere in the New Testament (or Strong's #5495: "cheir" with 179 occurrences), all meaning "hand", not "arm".
Islamic Jihadist Headband (Also Worn on the Right Arm) and the Chechin Islamic Revolutionary Flag Turned Sideways
Is Satan’s identity the Crescent Moon and Morning Star?
The seventh century B.C. prophet Isaiah named Satan/Lucifer as “Hilal ben Sahar” in Isaiah 14:12 and it is translated in English as Lucifer, son of Dawn. However Hilal means “shining one” in Hebrew and “Moon crescent” in Ethiopian. Sahar is Hebrew for dawn or morning star. Literally Satan is referred to as “Crescent moon and morning star” which is the symbol of Islam. So, over 1000 years before Mohammed, the Bible identified Satan with Islam.
Or might the prophesied antichrist be some charismatic Islamic military leader like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who is the head butcher of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), an insurgent rebel Sunni terrorist group with ties to Al-Qaeda? Could someone like this be the one who unites both Sunni and Shiite sects by "Purifying the Ummah", at least temporarily, with one objective on their agenda, to invade and destroy Israel? ("... and he will destroy wonderfully ..." - Daniel 8:24) Or could it be the American President Obama who will unwittingly perform this unifying act of purification by pressing the Shia led Maliki government to compromise with the Sunnis for more legislative representation inside Iraq in order to get more U.S. support against the terrorists? I can't help but think that if he does somehow manage to unite the two Islamic sects, Israel better watch out! But Israel and most of Europe are playing it smart by staying out of this no-win situation unlike the meddling United States of Obama. By interfering with the inevitable fight between the Sunnis and the Shiites, siding with one Islamic sect over another, "You put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of terror." (Amos 6:3) This is exactly what is happening right now with ISIS and their "reign of terror" in the Middle East. Just let 'em kill each other and get it over with.
The U.S. of Babylon sowed the seeds of Armageddon with the 2nd Gulf War in the "plains of Shinar" along the Euphrates River Basin by aggravating the already uneasy relationship between Sunnis and Shiites, widening the immense chasm of their sectarian rift. In cultivating this age-old animosity between the two, captured or abandoned U.S. made military equipment and weapons have become the main gardening tools, while ISIL(IS) has been watering the plants and the crop is almost ready to harvest. The Quran is their "Farmers' Almanac" which authorizes, no, DEMANDS an Islamic edict to kill all Jews and Christians, especially during the phase of a crescent moon!
How can the God of Israel (YHWH) be the same god of Islam (Allah) when the Quran demands the execution (beheading style) of all Christians and Jews? Huh!? Where in the Bible does YHWH ever command Muslims, or anybody else, to kill the Jews who are the apple of His own eye? Islam is nothing but a fabricated religion using perverted bits and pieces of Christianity and Judaism designed to conquer, then extirpate them through the justification of the violent, deranged false teachings of a pedophile named Muhammad by a deceived and radicalized population of Muslim zealots following the fictitious deity of a moon god or moon devil from ancient pagan idolatry known as Allah. Islam, a divinely inspired religion? GIVE ME A BREAK.
Recently, I was watching a commentary by Hari Srinivasan about Muslim extremism and their willingness to carry out suicide attacks and jihad according to the Quran as compared to Old Testament stories about God commanding Joshua to completely wipe out whole communities of people while the Jews confiscated their land. However, he is comparing apples to oranges here, which is no comparison at all. In the case of Muslims, you have anti-Semitic, anti-Christian end time theology based on Islamic ideology bent on world domination, including a global caliphate. In the case of ancient Israel, God promised the Jews a specific plot of ground in the Middle East and told them to go subdue it ... however violent that might have been. But Israel is not seeking to convert the world to Judaism or die like the Muslims are with everyone they can overpower, nor are they pushing for a global Jewish state. I mean, it's like comparing an old mangy dog that is territorial and trying to take over another's domain to a majestic lion, the king of beasts, who knows where he belongs ... where God showed him long ago ... the Promised Land.
The “devil’s triad” 5th harmonic 666 looks like an inverted shin. The "devil's triad" or tritone is the harmonic that is used to make sinister music for horror movies and in olden times Monks refused to sing it because it was considered evil. It looks like an inverted Hebrew letter shin, which is connected with 666 and the sun. Interestingly, there is a verse in Scripture which has a word which equals 666 in it which connects to this "inverted shin". 1 Samuel 13:21 - "And the sharpening charge was a pim (2/3 of a shekel) for the plowshares, and for the mattocks, and for the three (666) pronged forks, and for the axes, and for setting the plowshares." And (2/3) Two thirds = 0.666 ..... The "magic square of the sun" is associated with the "The Philosophers stone" The Philosopher's stone is associated with the hexagram ... a symbol that comes up over and over again in connection with the number 666.
6 is the first perfect number in mathematics and it is the only number that the sum of its factors and also the product of its factors equal to the number itself.
1 + 2 + 3 = 6
1 x 2 x 3 = 6
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27+28+29+30+31+32+33+34+35+36 = 666
In Judaism - vav vav vav = www = 666
"The children of Adonikam" who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:13) numbered 666. Adonikam means the lord of the enemy. This is suggestive, even though it may be vague.
216 = 6 x 6 x 6
August 4th is the 216th day of the year on the Gregorian calendar, which is also President Obama's birthday. At sunset on August 4, 2014 the 9th of Av begins.
Barack Hussein Obama = 18 letters = 6 + 6 + 6
6 7 5
6 7-1 5+1
6 6 6
Total height of Washington Monument: 555.5 ft (555.5 feet x 12 inches/ft = 6666 inches tall)
Width at base of Washington Monument: 55.5 ft (55.5 feet x 12 inches/ft = 666 inches wide)
595 B.C. (2nd captivity of Judah - 1st Jerusalem Temple treasures which remain are carried away to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar)
+ 1 year (To account for year 0)
+ 70 A.D. (Looting and complete destruction of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans)
6! + 6! + 6! = 2160 (which is the number of years in an astrological age)
6! = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 720
720 + 720 + 720 = 2160
The moon is exactly 2160 miles in diameter at its equator.
Hannibal nearly rips Rome a new one at the Battle of Cannae in 216 B.C.
In Hebrew, the word "Bird" adds up to 216.
Abraham is mentioned 216 times in Bible.
Hell is mentioned 216 times in Bible.
Yahusha (yod-hay-uau-shin-ayin) or Jesus is mentioned 216 times in Bible.
Christ's Second Coming is referred to 318 times in the 216 New Testament chapters. February 16 (2/16) is the 47th day of the year on the Gregorian calendar and there are 318 days remaining until the end of the year from that day.
The name Joshua is found 216 times throughout Scripture.
The word "fear" appears 216 times in the Old Testament.
"Then the Lord sent venomous serpents among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died." - Numbers 21:6 (216)
144,000 divided by 666 = 216
Kim Jong Il, evil dictator of North Korea, was born on February 16, 1942 - (2/16)/42
On 3rd August 1492, the 216th day of the year due to the leap year, Columbus set sail for America.
On February 16 (2/16) Castro was installed as the Cuban president.
"And He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost." (Revelation 21:6)
Does the number 666 in Greek mean an image of the anointed Christ on a crucifix, pierced through the hands?
600 Chi Christos Christ anointed
60 Xi Xulon Cross
+ 6 Stigma Stigma Pierced, nailed through the hands
666 = Christ-cross-pierced (image of Christ on cross = crucifix)
If you let A = 9, B = 18, C = 27, etc., the word "cross" calculates to 666.
C = 27
R = 162
O = 135
S = 171
S = 171
Will the antichrist be a clone of Jesus?
Some Bible speculators suggest that Jesus Christ might be cloned by synthesizing His DNA using blood samples taken from the Shroud of Turin. They quote Revelation 17:11 as evidence of their theory - "And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition." It is interesting to note that the DNA primer used when samples were taken off the shroud turned out to contain nucleobase segments in the following order: "GTGGTG AGGCCCTGGG" Notice the LAST three symbols GGG. (Guanine) "G" is the 7th letter in the English alphabet, which would in turn translate to 777, the ultimate number of completion. Could the "image of the beast" in Revelation 13:14-15 be the image on the shroud that will literally come to life by replicating the DNA of the blood on it and creating a human clone? A man-made man that has no soul, like an animal or "beast" who can speak and walk upright on two legs but has no real conscience?
When the disciples entered the tomb of Jesus, they found his burial cloth or napkin folded up neatly. An ancient Jewish tradition is that if someone was invited over for dinner and they had a bad experience for some reason and was not interested in returning to that house, they would simply crumple up their napkin and throw it on the table before they left. However, if they had a good experience and was interested in returning to that house, they would fold the napkin neatly and place it on the table before they left. Jesus folded His shroud or napkin before He left the tomb in a sign that He will someday return.
7. and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.
Three different Greek words are used to describe what Mary and the disciples, Peter and John, "saw" when they entered the tomb of Jesus after He rose from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits that Sunday morning. Mary "saw" (Greek word: blepei meaning to observe) but did not study or critically observe. Peter "saw" (Greek word: theoreo meaning to study, contemplate, scrutinize) and studied or critically observed but did not understand. John "saw" (Greek word: eido meaning to understand, to perceive the significance of) and understood.
10. And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look upon Me whom they have pierced; (The Shroud went on exhibit at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center in July of 2010) and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
See: The Real Face of Jesus From the Shroud of Turin
See: Pope Francis Comments on Shroud of Turin
See: Rapture Shroud (Russ Breault)
Hitler was fascinated by the "Spear of Destiny" in which legend says was the one that pierced Christ's side while on the crucifix. He believed it had supernatural powers and was one of the many relics he "acquired" by conquest.
Crucifixion causes the victims' lungs to fill up until they literally drown in their own body fluids. The wound to Christ's side from the spear of the Roman soldier allowed His lungs to drain when they were pierced. Some scholars believe this is what enabled Him to somehow supernaturally repair His own body and undergo a "quantum resurrection" while He was in the tomb.
See: A Particle Physicist Looks at the Shroud of Turin
Is the "afikoman" of the Passover Seder a portrait of the shroud and the crucifixion of Jesus? At the beginning of the Seder, there are three pieces of unleavened matzah bread that are presented in napkins or in a “Matzah Tosh” (matzah bag). The middle piece of matzah is broken. Then, the largest piece is wrapped in a linen napkin and hidden. The children play the game of "hide and seek" and go search for the afikoman. At the end of the Seder, the person leading the service offers a reward to the child who finds it. Most Christian believers immediately recognize the parallels between this ritual, the sacrifice at Calvary and subsequent burial of Jesus. The three pieces of unleavened bread represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Son is "broken" (although no bone is His body actually was) or crucified by the Romans at Golgotha and wrapped in a linen cloth after death. He was then "hidden" (when He ascended) from most of the Jews and revealed the mystery only to a few of His closest followers and disciples. Those who do find Him and accept Him as their LORD and Savior are indeed blessed. The Jewish Messiah has been hidden from the children of Israel for about 2000 years now, however, SOON He will come out of hiding place to rule this world for a thousand years and then all of Creation for an eternity.
See: Jesus in the Passover Seder
See: Passover - Portrait of the Messiah
So, you want to make a deal with God? I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. Of course, it all depends on what you wish for or barter for, but just remember, you're only human. And if you don't mind taking a little friendly advice, make sure that whatever it is you deal for, it is something which is not beyond your limits, physically or mentally. And WHATEVER you do, FOLLOW THROUGH with your part of the bargain. Oh, He might not ZAP you with a lightning bolt on the spot for breach of contract, but rest assured, something will happen on down the line that you will regret. Then, a double rainbow might show up in the sky one day while you're reflecting on the deal-gone-bad you reneged on earlier, and your present-day disappointing circumstances. Certainly, you will look back and remember your failed opportunity and the consequences of going back on your word to the LORD. It is humbling when it happens to you, and you realize, you know EXACTLY where it comes from ... there is no doubt. So, I don't know, go ahead, give it your best shot. Who knows, maybe your trade agreement with God will result in a windfall and turn out good, sealed with your very own personal rainbow. Or, not-so-good if you're nothin' but a low down promise breaker.
Is the antichrist about to begin his ride on the "pale" or "green" horse of Revelation 6:8?
2. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
In the Book of Revelation, chapter 6 verse 2 the first Seal is opened where a rider wearing a crown armed with a bow on a white horse appears, who then goes out to conquer. Many believe this verse symbolizes Catholicism and all its whiteness launching arrows of proselytism at all points "out", long distances around the world. This horse, for the most part, ended his authoritative run as Protestantism came to power over several centuries. The dominant influence of Catholicism began to seriously wane after the French Republican Army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Italy in 1796, defeated the papal troops (confiscating large swaths of church lands) and eventually removed the Pope in 1799, which by the way is probably the only good thing he ever did. Other Bible scholars have assigned the white horse rider to be the antichrist. And it may be true that he will be affiliated in some way with the Catholic church, perhaps going into kahoots with the Pope. Does the Roman Catholic papacy also represent the 1st beast (Revelation 13:3) with a wound to its head, along with the 2nd beast that has two horns of a lamb (Revelation 13:11) but speaks as a dragon? If so, the "deadly wound" could be seen as the period between 1870, when Italy declared war on and defeated the Papal States under Pope Pius IX and 1929 when papal power was restored and Vatican City was established by the Lateran Treaty, becoming a sovereign state that is universally recognized under international law, which would be the healing of the wound. Some theologians believe the Holy Roman Empire with a Papal government actually began in 754 when Pepin the Younger led a Frankish army against the Lombards and defeated them, taking control of northern Italy. He then made a gift (called the Donation of Pepin) of the properties formerly constituting the Exarchate of Ravenna to Pope Zachary, effectively empowering the papacy as a religious monarchy with sovereign territory. Jesus said that many would come in His name and would deceive the masses. Many Popes, perhaps? It is also interesting to note that the total number of years between 754 and 2014 equals 1260. (3½ Jewish years or 1260 days/years - "...a time, times, and an half a time" of Daniel 7:25 and 12:7?) Isaac Newton used a similar formula to calculate the return of Christ. He used the year 800, when Charlemagne was crowned "emperor" by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day at Old St. Peter's Basilica and "officially" founding the Holy Roman Empire, to arrive at his conclusion of the date 2060. (1260 + 800 = 2060) At this point, it would also be pertinent to mention that the bow (Strong's 5115: toxon) of the 1st horseman, by Greek definition, is one made of the simplest fabric ..... in other words, a cheap fabrication. The antichrist ("anti-christos" meaning Vicar of Christ or "instead of Christ") will also be a cheap imitation or substitution for the real Messiah, Jesus. So, somewhat taking the position of a Devil's advocate here (pun intended), it is interesting to note that Catholicism recognizes the Pope as an infallible, earthly mediator between God and Man or a "substitute" for Christ until His actual return.
See: Isaac Newton’s End Time Prophecy of 2060 (Right or wrong?)
See: 7 SEALS: 4 Horsemen are Here and ESCAPE is Next!
See: The Bow and First Rider of Revelation
See: The Cheap Imitation of the 1st Horseman (A poor substitute for Christ? False piety of the Pope?)
4. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword.
The second horse comes in to view at verse 4 as the fiery red horse of war, and possibly communism in which the color red has been the standard in relatively modern times. A combined estimated total of 203 million homicides were due to war related deaths, Communist oppression victims, genocide, Democratic democides and intentional famine in the 20th century alone.
I believe this horse ended his run around the time towards the end of the Vietnam War, when the big oil and wine/beer/alcohol companies really began giant, industrial scale output of their products yielding mega-profits. This could not have happened before 1974 when the OPEC Oil Embargo went into effect, especially since I can still remember paying 27 cents a gallon for regular gas in 1971 around Houston, Texas. This statement requires a little more explanation as I seemed to have actually jumped the gun a little to next horse, especially since the Berlin Wall didn't come down until 1989, along with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and China's economy didn't really start to become a burgeoning powerhouse until the 1990's. Now, the question many people ask is, are these horses running simultaneously or in chronological order? The fact may be that they are running something like a relay race, where one actually takes off while the other is finishing up ... like when a runner hands off the baton to the next teammate, they overlap one another for a short distance. Or, is it more like an old Cowboy Western movie where you see one rider, perhaps a desperado waiting in the foothills to rob a stagecoach or train, start out towards the victim(s) who is then joined by a second rider that is waiting at another location, then a third and finally a fourth which all eventually come together in a concerted effort to do their dastardly deeds?
5. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and saw a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine.
When the third Seal is opened in verses 5-6, a rider on a black horse appears holding a pair of balance scales, which represents capitalism, along with the voice of a creature instructing, "see you hurt not the oil and the wine." This is a direct order from God. It's not just something that won't happen, like, the oil INCIDENTALLY will not be hurt during the ride of the black horse. No, YOU ARE NOT TO HURT THE OIL while this horse is running, at least until the green horse is ready to take over. God has a reason for not disturbing the oil profits of certain crude-rich countries, especially those in the Middle East. Maybe oil will be the catalyst that will trigger the great Ezekiel 38 invasion, who knows. The oil companies have been making trillions of dollars for decades now and I don't know of anyone who has lost money selling alcohol either. In fact, I met a guy several years ago back in the late 1970's who tried to lose money by buying a portable building and stocking it with booze on the county line between a dry and wet district. Real smart. He was trying to lose money as a tax write off for his main investment which was a mobile home park just right up the road. His liquor store was the only one around for thirty miles in either direction. He actually made more money in the first three months than his trailer park made all year. I believe, however, that the run of the black horse is winding down and we are rapidly coming up on the last stretch, about to pass the baton off to the "pale" horse rider of Death, with Hell following close behind or coming after, which some theologians believe to be the 7 year peace treaty with the antichrist from Zechariah 11:17, Isaiah 28:18, Psalm 55:20-21, Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 13:5, probably resulting in the great Christian martyrdom of the 5th Seal. (Note: At this point it would be pertinent to add that most mainstream eschatology scholars believe the "oil and the wine" to be olive oil, Strong's G1637-elaion, and wine which are representative of luxury items only the more privileged can afford. This is probably a more accurate interpretation as it seems the rich just keep getting richer and the poor and regular ordinary folk just keep on struggling these days. Either way, however, I think both analyses convey the same basic message, that in the last days extreme opulence of the wealthy won't be at all affected, while the less fortunate will find it harder and harder to survive. And for most people, to survive means to be able to travel to and from their place of work. Right now, mobility is totally under the whim of the oil companies and their pricing of gasoline, at least until or unless alternative forms of energy are developed and released to the public, like high efficiency wind powered electric vehicles. But of course, this would drive their profits right into the dump, and we can't have that, now can we? Whole countries such as Greece are already beginning to see the effects of Revelation 6:6, where harsh austerity measures imposed by the richer EU members like Germany are causing real hardships and high unemployment. Keeping up with the Euro-Jones, it seems, is turning out to be more costly than what it's worth for Greek citizens. This is where Russia might well step in to the picture and "save the day" so to speak by subterfuge, driving a wedge in between Greece and the EU, and possibly fulfilling end time prophecy like that of Daniel 8.)
8. And I looked, and behold a pale ("chloros"- green) horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, (Martyrdom of Islamic terrorists?) and Hell (Suicide bombers go straight to Hell) followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine and pestilence, (AIDS and infectious diseases on the rise) and with the beasts of the earth. (Soviet Union developed biological weapons using the Green Monkey Virus, which was falsely diagnosed as the initial cause of the AIDS epidemic)
See: The 1918 Flu Pandemic (100 million dead)
The Greek word used for "pale" is chloros and is where the word "chlorophyll" comes from which is a green pigment found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae, and plants. Every other translation of this Greek word in the New Testament is green, like green trees, green grass, etc. The original translators of the King James Bible may have compared and justified their choice of the word "pale" with Zechariah's vision of four horses in the Old Testament, the fourth of which is translated from the Hebrew word "beruddim" as grizzled, dappled, spotted or speckled. After all, who has ever heard of a green horse? Interestingly, the four horses of both the books of Revelation 6:1-8 and Zechariah 6:1-8 line up numerically by chapter and verse.
1. And I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of bronze.
2. Before the first chariot were red horses, and before the second chariot black horses,
3. And before the third chariot white horses; and before the fourth chariot speckled ("beruddim") horses - all of them powerful.
Many end time preachers such as Irvin Baxter of EndTime Ministries conclude that this verse refers to Islam ... and the official color of Islam IS green. However, others insist that the "green movement" is more likely to be what this passage of scripture is alluding to. I must agree ... with a notable exception ... that is, the green movement and the rise of Islam in these last days may run concurrent with one another, both becoming a factor in the result of this death rider who owns or has power over one-fourth of the earth to kill as he sees fit using a variety of methods. It would be interesting to know just what fraction of the earth's surface is controlled by Muslims, including the Middle East, Far East and Africa. And if anything, I believe the "green" horse rider is the antichrist instead of the white horse rider ... besides, if the white horse has already run his race, then the antichrist has already come and gone, which just doesn't make any sense. How might the antichrist gain power by reigning in the green movement and advancing his socialist agenda? One possible answer might be to eliminate the protective shields of powerful corporations by limiting or outright denying exclusive patent rights to their products and making it illegal to suppress any invention, especially if it would have positive effects on the environment. Inventions that incorporate renewable energy such as wind force generators for electric vehicles which might extend their range (See: Forever Electric Car by Wind Force Generator) and free energy contraptions of all sorts that have been shoved under the table because they conflict with oil company profits like hydrogen and wind powered cars.
35. He turns deserts into pools of water, the dry land into springs of water.
15. until the Spirit from on high is poured upon us, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest.
1. The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus,
2. there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the LORD will display his glory, the splendor of our God.
18. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.
19. I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put juniper trees in the desert, elms and cypress trees together,
19. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it will spring forth; will you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
3. For the LORD will comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
35. And they will say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
In a 1999 independent film released by TBN called "The Omega Code", the concept of offshore desalination plants irrigating the world's deserts was demonized as a clever invention of the antichrist (played by Michael York) for which he won some fictitious humanitarian award in Rome, an obvious but careful allusion to the Nobel Peace Prize. I'm not saying this cinematic version of end time events leading up to the Apocalypse is altogether wrong, maybe the "man of sin" will make his debut in a similar manner, but the idea of greening barren wasteland environments in itself is not evil. However, the main problem with this seemingly benevolent undertaking is that most of the desert regions in the world are owned by Muslims, which would undoubtedly further propagate the lie that is Islam and encourage an expanding population of its deluded followers. (Hey, don't rail all over me, I'm just saying what other people are thinking!)
I once heard about a man from Angleton, TX who invented a bicycle using some form of hydraulics in the pedal axle cam housing that was clocked on a race track at 114 MPH. This same man reportedly built an electric (re)generator that ran off its own power once it got up to a certain number of RPMs. He supposedly sold out both patents to an undisclosed corporation for millions of dollars and these devices will never be made known to the general public as long as they pose a danger to future profits. By allowing competitors to reverse engineer any product as soon as it hit the shelves or parking lots with no penalty, a naturally occurring redistribution of wealth would soon open up just about any market, since everyone will want a piece of the pie. All inventions up to the present time would be made available as public domain with the exception of ones with sensitive military implications or national security concerns providing, of course, they meet federal safety standards. The only restriction might be the curtailing of patent royalties due the inventor to, perhaps, between 3% - 8% which would still make them a good profit and give them an extra incentive to create products useful and desirable to society. If this percentage proves not to work too well, it may be necessary to put a cap on royalties at somewhere around a 1% maximum. The Obama administration has been doing something similar to this, strongly diluted and on a much smaller scale by making it easier for inventors to obtain patents using a do-it-yourself approach and bypassing expensive attorneys. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (uspto.gov) offers step-by-step PTRC Program tutorials on their website which help inventors conduct a preliminary U.S. patent search without the use of a patent attorney. But without implementing absolute transparency with regard to obtaining patents for and marketing of inventions as well as encouraging people to contrive and foment new ideas, it's like putting a Band-Aid on a gaping chest wound made by a 30 cal. bullet. Of course, all this would probably still not be enough to bring a country's deficit down and yet guarantee the middle class citizen a good standard of living while maintaining a free, capitalist form of government. People, including billionaires and ultra-millionaires would be taxed on a sliding scale of their existing net worth and future earnings. For an extreme example, if someone with 50 billion dollars in their bank account were taxed at a rate of 99%, they would still retain 1% of that amount which would be 500 million dollars ... an absurd sum of money for one person to horde and control even by today's standards. Even at a 99.9% tax rate they would keep 0.1% (1/10th of 1%) or 50 million and at 99.99% they would still hold on to 0.01% (1/100th of 1%) and have 5 million dollars ... something an average person would never see in an entire lifetime of work. Greed will never be extinguished as long as mankind is left to his own devices, but maybe it CAN be controlled and by using such a political mechanism like this one, anybody would almost certainly get elected if they were to actually be able to use it without getting themselves killed. So, does the Bible suggest a great redistribution of wealth brought on by a socialist antichrist?
24. He will enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he will do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he will scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he will forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
39. Thus will he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he will acknowledge and increase with glory: and he will cause them to rule over many, and will divide the land for gain.
Daniel 8:25 says the antichrist, "through his cunning will cause craft to prosper." So, what repercussions might such a free-for-all economy boosting policy like this lead to? Corporate retaliation by rich stockholders might result in massive layoffs and outsourcing of domestic manpower ... oh, wait a minute, they're already doing that, aren't they? The wealthy would just sit on their money, leaving it in their bank accounts instead of investing it and putting people to work ... uh, hold on, I think that's happening too. What would happen if a person's blood were to stop circulating and suddenly rush to their head? Obviously they would die, and this is exactly what is happening with most of the free world's economies at this time in history, the money is not flowing except right back into the hands of the fat cats. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Tariff wars might erupt between countries opposed to such a plan due to a conflict of interest with respect to their natural resources, especially in the big petroleum producing regions mostly under control of rich sheiks, oil barons and Arabic autocrats. And how does the green horse's appearance affect the "wine" protected by the black horse rider? If Islam does take over the world, alcoholic drinks will be among the first substances prohibited by law. However, no matter how big a temper tantrum the oil companies and alcohol producers throw, no matter how much they kick and scream for loss of profits, the green horse MUST gallop and its rider WILL bring death and hell along with him, something that has already been set in motion with the mass onslaught of Muslim suicide bombers and mass onset of giant wind generators (bird killers) ..... odd bedfellows to say the least ..... kind of like mixing pickles and ice cream. (Don't laugh, they actually DO make Habanero chili pepper ice cream ..... and yes, IT IS hot as hell!) But, so far the green horse hasn't seemed to hurt or even affect the oil industry. It is still making mega profits and pumping or processing crude slush more than ever, especially with the relatively new (and highly controversial) technique of fracking, which might responsible for an increase of earthquakes where they never occurred before. In light of this fact, maybe the four horses are not running a relay race at all, but simply pacing each other in unison as they catch up to one another. So, perhaps the green horse is really more of a pale green after all, and not positively green-green since it doesn't seem to have much of an impact on its predecessor, the black horse.
Another interesting theory concerning the seven seals of Revelation 6 that deserves mentioning is the 7th Day Adventist view which proposes the first five seals have already been opened and their prophecy fulfilled. According to them, we are now at or near the end of the sixth seal when Christ will return. Keeping in mind that some of the seals overlap one another, the breakdown of their formula goes as follows:
1st Seal: The Early Church (31-199 A.D.)
2nd Seal: The Roman Persecutions, especially under Diocletian (100-350 A.D.) [What about earlier ones under the rule of emperor Nero?]
3rd Seal: Corrupt Church, Apostasy, Papacy or “Man of Sin" - Little Horn of Daniel (350 - 538 A.D.)
4th Seal: Black Plague (25 million dead), Famine, Religious Wars, Death, Hell of Papal Persecution, Dark Ages Church (538-1798 A.D.)
5th Seal: A Cry for Justice from the Martyrs of God (1740-1844, the end of the 2300 year prophecy of Daniel which began in 457 B.C. with Artaxerxes Decree)
6th Seal: Earthquakes, Eclipses, Meteor Showers, Wrath of the Lamb, Current Church, Christ Returns (1755 - End of time as we know it ???)
Earthquakes: On November 1, 1755 (All Saints Day), The Great Lisbon Quake occurred. It was the largest ever recorded earthquake. It was felt on four continents. It has been estimated that it would have measured over 9.0 on the current "Richter Scale". The December 26, 2004 earthquake of magnitude 9.3 in the Indian Ocean, hit with the force of five million atomic bombs. Normally an earthquake shakes for 30 seconds, but this shook the earth for ten minutes, rupturing the earth for 780 miles (1300 km) raising the surface of the whole earth 0.4 inches (1 cm) and caused the earth to tilt one inch (2.54 cm) on its axis and spin three microseconds faster. 221,000 people were killed and five million were left homeless.
Black Sun and Blood Moon: Occurred on May 19, 1780, when a darkness occurred in mid-day centered in the New England area.
The Stars Fall: On the night of November 12, 1833 and early the next morning the greatest meteor shower of in history occurred. It had as many a 100,000 or more shooting stars per hour. The intensity and nature of the stars looked like they were shooting past on all sides (going outward from the center in all directions), just like figs being shaken from a fig tree by a mighty wind. The display was so spectacular that it jump started the modern field of astronomy. Many people fell to the ground, prostrating themselves thinking it was Judgement Day.
Mountains Moved: A series of devastating volcanic eruptions occurred in this period, spilling ash into the atmosphere which affected the weather for years.
Laki, Iceland (1783) - 9,340 killed including 80% of the livestock. 25% of Iceland's population died of starvation. No summer in Europe and global climate change when acid rain and ash fell over Europe. It lasted 8 months and is the largest lava flow in history (2.9 cubic miles). Winter temperatures dropped 9 degrees in the United States. The bad weather changed history. The American revolutionary war ended in April.
Tambora, Indonesia (1815) - 177,000 dead. Crops failed for 2 years in the year without a summer.
Krakatau, Indonesia (1883) - 36,417 dead. Two thirds of the island disappeared and the sound of the violent eruption was heard around the world.
Ritter Island (1888) - Eruption and tsunami. 95% of the volcanic mountain moved and disappeared.
7th Seal: Sealing of the 144,000 - Silence in Heaven for half an hour (7 days) - Marriage Supper of the Lamb - Eternity (???)
8. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
See: Is America the 7th Beast that Spoke as a Dragon? (Kenneth Cox - 7th Day Adventist)
See: Is Papal Rome the 8th Beast of Revelation? (Kenneth Cox - 7th Day Adventist)
See: John's Eight Beasts
Irvin Baxter of EndTime Ministries has a very intriguing explanation of the 7 apocalyptic trumpets of Revelation in Chapters 8 to 11. According to him, the 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 vials (bowls) are parenthetical, successive versions of one another. They are the same events simply described in different chapters and in progressively shorter detail. The seals are the long story, the trumpets are the short story, and the vials are the shortest story. In other words, the book of Revelation is not completely in chronological order. The seven seals (Revelation 6:1-17, 8:1-5), seven trumpets (Revelation 8:6-13; 11:15-19), and seven bowls/vials (Revelation 16:1-21) are three succeeding series of end time judgments from God. The judgments get progressively worse and more devastating as the end times unfold. The seven seals, trumpets, and bowls are all connected to one another. The seventh seal introduces the seven trumpets (Revelation 8:1-5), and the seventh trumpet introduces the seven bowls (Revelation 11:15-19, 15:1-8). As Pastor Baxter instructs on his television program "END of the AGE", the angels blowing the 7 trumpets sound off one by one with amazing accuracy. However, theologians who disagree with this theory argue that if all these seals, trumpets and bowls ARE in a parallel configuration, none of them can have happened yet primarily because the very first bowl mentions the "mark of the beast" which has not yet occurred. If this case is true, Bible scholars who believe that the 1st Seal white horse rider is the antichrist might actually be right, which also would line up with the 1st Bowl "mark of the beast" reference.
See: Trumpets 1,2 and 3 (Irvin Baxter)
See: Trumpets 4,5,6 and 7 (Irvin Baxter)
See: The Book of Revelation is Sequential and in Chronological Order (David Hamblin)
Revelation 8 (1st Trumpet - WWI)
7. The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
During WWI all the new implements of war were utilized resulting in 8.2 million casualties along with devastating effects on the Earth where battles were fought. Millions of artillery shells lobbed over the blackened, burned and barren trench-laced landscape of the demarcation lines (No Man's Land) and machine gun fire with tracers must have looked like fiery hail falling from the sky. (especially at night) They literally ripped men apart while their blood filled the rain soaked gullies of war. Both sides adopted a scorched earth policy where nothing was left behind for the enemy to use for survival. The land, in most places, looked like a desolate moonscape.
Revelation 8 (2nd Trumpet - WWII)
8. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9. And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
The great burning mountain was a depiction of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 105,127 ships participated in WWII ..... 36,387 were sunk, which equates to right at one-third. 52 million people lost their lives because of WWII, including 6 million Jews murdered by Hitler's Nazis.
Revelation 8 (3rd Trumpet - Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Catastrophe)
10. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11. And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
On April 26, 1986 an unexpected power surge in the number four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine and caused the worst peacetime nuclear disaster in history. It is estimated that over 125,000 people have died as a result of this accident due to excessive radiation exposure and cancer brought on by contaminated rain washing into the drinking supply (rivers and lakes) and onto cropland where whole swaths of earth lay barren and unproductive because the radioactive cloud passed over them. The Russian word "Chernobyl" is a combination of chornyi (black) and byllia (grass blades or stalks), hence it literally means black grass or black stalks, which also can be translated simply as "wormwood", most commonly referring to Artemisia absinthium. However, it is noteworthy to add that chernobyl is the Ukrainian word for mugwort and the word polyn actually means bitter wormwood.
See: Chernobyl Before and After the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History
Revelation 8 (4th Trumpet - Fall of the Berlin Wall - Days Shortened/Time Speeds Up)
12. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shined not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989 which was something necessary to speed up the emergence of a New World Order. Space and time are relative according to Einstein, but did the Earth really go through some sort of time warp during this era or was the event itself, the fall of Soviet communism, what caused (and is still causing) the "last days" phenomenon to progress at a faster pace on the way to a "One World Government" and the coming of the antichrist?
Revelation 9 (5th Trumpet - 1st Gulf War in 1991)
1. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
7. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9. And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. (Attack helicopters - Listen: Chopper Cloppers)
10. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11. And they had a king over them, who is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue he has the name Apollyon. (Destroyer)
See: The Final Warning (Carl Gallups - Operation Desert Storm was the 5th Trumpet) Time Bar - 33:00 to 54:45
See: We are NOT in the Apocalyptic Judgements Yet! (Dave Reagan)
Saddam Hussein's army set nearly 700 oil wells ablaze as they retreated from Kuwait in 1991. The fires burned for 10 months causing around 6 million barrels of oil to be lost each day. The plumes of smoke blocked out the noonday sun so that the sky became dark as a moonless night in some locations. Attack helicopters look astonishingly like metallic locusts with bug eyes and their tail rotor sections have the semblance of a scorpion's tail. The faces of their pilots can be seen through their windshields and the rotors or "wings" sound like the clippety-clop of hooves of many horses galloping. Both the Hebrew term "Abaddon" and its Greek equivalent "Apollyon" are intensive forms of the word "destruction" or "place of destruction" which appear in the Hebrew Bible. When Saddam Hussein's mother encountered difficulties in her pregnancy and doctors recommended an abortion, she traveled to Baghdad for medical care and stayed with friends in the Jewish community. Eventually, a healthy boy was delivered, whom she named Saddam, or "destroyer" in Arabic, for all the pain the pregnancy had caused. The prophecy of Revelation 9:11 states that the leader over the locust army that would cause the sun and the air to be darkened by smoke would be called "the destroyer." During the Kuwait crisis, the sun was blotted out for three months in that region, and the name Saddam literally means "the destroyer" or "one who confronts." Similarly, the word satan, or ha-Satan in Hebrew means "the opposer" and is primarily understood as an "accuser" or "adversary" in the Bible.
Century 8: Quatrain 70
He will enter, wicked, unpleasant, infamous, (Dastardly battle techniques of the U.S. Army, such as burying soldiers alive in trenches by tanks fitted with dozer blades and experimenting with neutron bombs on enemy troops?)
tyrannizing over Mesopotamia. (Brutality of U.S. forces on the Iraqi population in the Gulf War, such as taking pot shots and target practice at "Hadjis"?)
All friends made by the adulterous lady, (America - Babylon and her coalition of allies?)
the land dreadful and black of aspect. (Massive pollution from oil well fires?)
Revelation 9 (6th Trumpet - Armageddon/WWIII)
13. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14. Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Revelation 16 (6th Vial Paralleling the 6th Trumpet)
12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
This conflict will originate from the banks of a dried up Euphrates River and eventually kill one-third of mankind or 2.3 billion people which will more than likely be the victims of a combined army consisting of 200 million Chinese and Muslim soldiers. There are currently 5 major dams on the Euphrates River in the predominantly Sunni Muslim controlled country of Turkey. At any time they can simply push a few buttons on the control panels of these hydroelectric monstrosities and close the floodgates shut so that not even a drop of water flows downstream through Iraq, with a predominantly Shia controlled government since the U.S. invasion and ouster of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party's rule.
Revelation 11 (6th Trumpet - Resurrection of the Two Dead Witnesses - 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ? Rapture? Wrath of the Lamb - 144,000 Elect are Sealed)
11. And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them who saw them.
12. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
See: 6th Seal, 6th Trumpet, 6th Bowl...Man's Days Are Numbered (458 Days of Darkness)
Revelation 10 (7th Trumpet - Millennium Begins - Mystery of God Completed - 1st Resurrection of the Dead Raised Incorruptible - Eternal Reign of Christ - 2nd Resurrection and Judgement Day at the End of the Millennium)
7. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he will begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophets.
15. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he will reign for ever and ever.
Are the two witnesses the Old and New Testaments of the Bible?
3. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth.
4. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
See: Two Witnesses (Carl Gallups on the Two Lampstands or Candlesticks - Christian Church / Two Olive Trees - Israel) Time Bar - 40:00 to 54:20
7. And when they will have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, and will overcome them, and kill them.
The two witnesses were slain in France from November, 1793 till June, 1797 (exactly 3-1/2 years) during the French Revolution when the Bible was declared forbidden by the National Assembly. In an infamous speech given by Maximilien Robespierre, a lawyer, in 1794 entitled the "Republic of Virtue" which was part of the de-Christianization process, he equated democracy with virtue and justified the use of terror in defending it, reiterating many of the ideals expressed in the French Constitution of 1793. The leaders renamed the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, "The Temple of Reason." Baptism and communion were both abolished and all Bibles were gathered and burned as well. During these wicked days of apostasy the goddess of "reason" (probably Sophia - Goddess of Wisdom) was set up in the person of a vile woman and publically worshipped. The Committee of Public Safety came under the control of Robespierre and then the Jacobins unleashed the "Reign of Terror" (1793–1794). Heads began to roll off the guillotine scaffolds by the thousands. According to archival records, at least 16,594 people died under the guillotine or otherwise after accusations of counter-revolutionary activities. A number of historians note that as many as 40,000 accused prisoners may have been summarily executed without trial or died awaiting trial. The ideologies of Robespierre and the French Revolution, along with its bloody "justice" which evolved into a military dictatorship under Napoleon, may soon be heading to a country near you. And can you even imagine another Napoleon, this time with nuclear weapons?
The mystery and subtlety of the 777's
777, the ultimate number of completion or perfection. There have been reports of people seeing vehicle license plates with the number 777 on an unusually, no, quite abnormally, frequent basis, sometimes daily and on as many as four different cars a day. And these are not people seeking a sign, the 777's just seem to "pop" up when least expected. If you think this is something explainable and commonplace, try to spot just one in a month's time. It might take you several months or even years to see one. Once more, these people say that they never miss a 777 plate. If one is in the area, passes by on the road or is at the stoplight ahead, they will eye it, almost as if someone or something is forcing them to see it. In addition to this, some of these people have even moved to different areas, out of state or even out of the country, thinking that the weird phenomenon was simply localized and only happening in the place where they were living. Nope, moving did not affect the weirdness at all, they still experienced seeing the 777's wherever they went. What supernatural, psychokinetic power or alien telepathy could cause a person to turn their head at just the right time to see a license plate with three consecutive 7's following a series of 2 or 3 letters such as AB-777 or ABC-777? Even more bizarre, what ever-present, all encompassing omnipotence could cause someone driving one of these 777-plated vehicles to be in a certain place at a particular time to insure that the "elect" subject would be positively in their line of sight ..... or vice versa? As mind-boggling as such an enigmatic phenomenon might seem, it IS real and can actually be done by certain "gifted" humans on a much smaller scale. When I was in high school I met such a person who could successfully perform an extraordinary card "trick" on almost everyone he tried it on. His name was Derek and he would shuffle a standard, unmarked deck of cards, spread them out and ask you to pick 3 cards. (The old pick 3 cards trick, right? You will soon find out that it would make no difference if the cards were marked or not) You were asked to memorize the cards you picked and without showing them to him, all he asked was to touch the cards, front and back, while they were still facing you where he could not see them. He then shuffled the cards again, spread them out and said, "Now, pick 3 cards." HE WOULD NOT PICK THE CARDS - YOU WOULD! I had him perform and repeat the "trick" several times on me, they were the exact 3 cards that I had picked every time. I even chose the first 3 cards off the top of deck on one occasion just to improve the odds. It didn't work, I still picked the same 3 cards. I also checked the deck of cards every time and there was nothing out of place. It was just an ordinary deck of cards. Somehow, he telepathically forced me or at least guided my hand to pick those precise 3 cards. He told me that he didn't know how he did it but that he could perform the odd procedure on all but just a couple of people in our school, one of them being a dimwitted, thick-headed redneck whom everybody called Smiley. (And it may have even worked on him too but he just couldn't memorize the cards) In fact, it would have really made no difference if Derek looked at the cards or not since he had nothing to do with the choice of the cards picked ..... at least in a purely physical sense. The only other possible explanation I can come up with is that, perhaps, it did not matter what 3 cards were initially picked because, inexplicably, through the power of suggestion he could make those last 3 cards appear to be the ones which were first picked. The first 3 would simply be forgotten or replaced in the memory by mind control. Perhaps the trick would not work if the first 3 cards were written down on a piece of paper before the shuffling and picking of the last 3 cards, since there would be no chance of "forgetting" them. I don't know, I never thought to write anything down and I don't think anyone else that he tried it on did either. Nevertheless, it was, and still is, the best card trick I have ever seen in my life and I am 56 years old at the time of this writing. I've seen some other great card tricks in my time but they can all be explained away either by the sheer mathematics of card counting or by sleight of hand. After a while, he would not do the card trick any more because some of the jocks got offended and mad at him because they couldn't figure out how he was doing it and threatened to kick his ass if he ever tried it on them again. Later that year, Derek invited me over to his house and started showing me portraits and old photographs of his family, especially his great grandfather, who, according to him, had a history of ESP. ("..... visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me"- Exodus 20:5 - ???) A few years later, something else happened to me concerning this person that is hard to explain other than the presence of extrasensory perception. I hadn't seen Derek since high school, he was not among my closest friends that I kept in touch with, but as I was walking down the sidewalk heading to the state employment agency in a nearby city, I suddenly started thinking about him for no apparent reason whatsoever. I looked up the sidewalk about 100 yards away and saw a figure that looked vaguely familiar from a distance ..... sure enough, as he got closer I recognized who it was, yep, you guessed it, there was Derek walking straight toward me. We passed each other very casually and both acknowledged one another by saying something like "Hey, how's it going?" and I never saw him again after that. All this might bring up the question, are these people who are experiencing the 777 anomaly just seeing things that aren't really there? Are these 777 license plate sightings just in their minds, whether they've been artificially put there or not? This can't be the case with many of these people, however, because they report that they have literally walked over to parked cars with 777 plates and reached out and physically touched them to make sure they were not hallucinating. When I think about all this, mind control and the 777's, it is so subtle, not like a great audible voice coming from God out of the sky such as people like Moses and Jesus's disciples experienced, but it's still there nevertheless, in some form of undeniable, pervasive, yet strange and benign communication. The Bible has a fairly obscure verse which may explain or, at least, identify with this mysterious phenomenon.
See: SEEING IS BELIEVING (Chapter 18-6 NOTE: You might have to internet search for these webpages and use the Cached Page)
See: SEEING IS BELIEVING (Chapter 18-7)
See: SEEING IS BELIEVING (Chapter 18-9)
See: SEEING IS BELIEVING (The 11:11 Phenomenon)
2 Samuel 22
27. With the pure you show yourself pure; and with the perverted you show yourself subtle.
Might this verse be alluding to homosexual activity or the lust thereof? Does God communicate with perverts? If so, as this passage apparently acknowledges, does it mean God still considers them worth saving? Why would He bother to show His subtility to them if not?
The largest stock market crash to date happened at the end of a Shemitah year, which ends a 7-year cycle where the land is supposed to rest with no crops being planted and all debts are to be forgiven, on September 29, 2008 or Elul 29, 5768, the eve of Rosh Hashanah. The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its biggest one day point loss ever, closing down 777.68 (or 777.7 rounded up) points on that day which represented 7% and well over 700 billion dollars. Another interesting, possibly ominous event happened when Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter in 1994, a Shemitah year, and broke into 21 fragments just before impact. Some Bible scholars such as Mark Biltz suggest that it might signal the final three 7-year Shemitah periods before something BIG takes place, especially since the rare 4 Blood Moons occurring on Jewish feast days culminate at about this same time in the Autumn of 2015!
See: Dow Jones and the Shemitah
See: Mystery of Shemitah, 2015 and the Number 7 (Jonathan Cahn)
See: Israeli Farmers Are Cheating God Out Of His Shemitah (Land is supposed to rest every 7 years!)
See: Israeli Farmers Temporarily Sell $33 Billion In Land To A Gentile Telemarketer (To get around the Shemitah)
See: Shemitah 2015 (Prophecy or Quackery?)
32. And for that the dream (about the 7 fat cows and 7 lean ones) was doubled to Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
See: Holy Cow! Mystery of the Red Heifer Born with # 7 Birthmark on Rosh Hashanah, 2014 (Part 1)
See: Holy Cow! Mystery of the Red Heifer Born with # 7 Birthmark on Rosh Hashanah, 2014 (Part 2)
See: Holy Cow! Mystery of the Red Heifer Born with # 7 Birthmark on Rosh Hashanah, 2014 (Part 3)
In all, the number 7 is used in the Bible more than seven hundred times. If we also count the words related to seven (terms like sevenfold or seventy or seven hundred), the count is still higher. In the book of Revelation alone the number 7 is used more than fifty times in a variety of contexts: there are 7 letters to seven churches in Asia and 7 spirits before God’s throne (Revelation 1:4), 7 golden lampstands (1:12), 7 stars in Christ’s right hand (1:16), 7 seals of God’s judgement (5:1), 7 angels with 7 trumpets (8:2), 7 bowls or vials, etc. The number 7 represents completeness or totality, the 7 churches symbolize the completeness of the body of Christ, the 7 seals on the scroll constitute the fullness of God’s punishment of a sinful earth, and so on. And, of course, the book of Revelation itself, with all its 7’s, is the capstone of God’s Word to man. With the book of Revelation, the Word was complete (Revelation 22:18).
I had a nightmare back in 1983 that I can remember as if it happened last night. In fact, it was so vivid that I will never forget it as long as I live and I wonder if it wasn't an induced dream ... not just a natural one. It started out really good. I had just gotten into bed with a beautiful blond woman (so I KNOW it was a dream) when all of a sudden this incubus-like creature about half the size of a normal man appeared at the foot of my bed. I can't distinguish any facial features but one thing about him was unforgettable ... he was green, I mean, like a pea green color. At this point his head began to expand, just like a balloon being blown up. As his head got bigger and bigger, fear came over me like I have never experienced in the real world. The terror of being out in the middle of the ocean surrounded by a white shark (who, by the way, can only see in shades of gray and green) would be nothing compared to the horror that overcame me. As his head kept expanding I felt my heart begin to fail from the extreme fear. I could do nothing on my own to stop it. Then, I cried out in absolute helplessness, "THE POWER OF CHRIST!!!" Immediately, the fiend's head shrunk to normal size, my fear subsided and he turned around and went out of the room taking the beautiful woman with him. I woke up sweating and couldn't get another wink of sleep the rest of that night. Also, another peculiar thing I do distinctly remember is that when I woke up and went to the fridge to get a drink, the clock on my microwave oven read exactly 3:43 AM. (Interestingly, 343 = 7 x 7 x 7) But the strangest thing about this story came about 6 months later as I was watching the 700 club. At that time, one of the hosts of the show was Ben Kinchlow. He said that his mother told him of a dream she had about a little green man that tried to frighten her too. She said that she thought she had seen Satan in his true form. My eyes got about as big around as a couple of golf balls when I heard this. I thought I was the only one that could dream something that strange, but apparently not. I then began to do a little research on little green men sightings throughout history and found that they are documented all over the world ... all of them associated with bad omens or mischievousness of some kind. One good thing, however, I have never been bothered by the little jackass again since that terrible night. (No offense to Yoda)
Since we're talking about dreams now, I feel it necessary to tell this next story due to its importance between the difference of being in a dreamlike state and experiencing the sobering effects of stark reality. My cousin, Billy, owned four little yapping Pomeranian dawgs, one of which was solid black who he named "Bear". One hot summer day he came home from work, exhausted and filthy since he drove an oil pump truck, and made a beeline for the shower ... then the couch ... buck naked. He turned the TV on low volume and dozed off right there in the living room with no clothes on or any covers over him. (It gets really hot in southeast Texas during the summertime.) In an unconscious state, he began to dream about having sex with a beautiful blonde. Undoubtedly, he was having a wet dream. According to Billy, it felt almost too real as he could seemingly feel the girl giving him moist oral sex. At just about that time, he groggily opened his eyes and saw Bear up on the couch right between his legs, looking straight back at him. He then realized that his crotch was kind of damp. F#@% me runnin', Bear had been licking and slobbering all over his balls the whole time he was dreaming! So, in conclusion, (thank goodness) I would say that dreams are like transcendent gateways ... with a subtle blind spot right where you enter their realm, or where you depart it. (Did I get that from the Twilight Zone? I don't know, I can't remember ... sorry if I stepped on anybody's toes.) Inevitably, one hot summer day Billy found that blind spot lurking somewhere in the "blackness" of oblivion by accident, something which will forever be lodged in the deep recesses of the half-fried memory banks within his convoluted mind ..... unfortunately. (Profound, huh?)
See: Balloon Man/NYC Nuclear Event Dream
See: Haiti Earthquake Dream?
Psalm 91 (Douay-Rheims Bible)
5. His truth will compass you with a shield: you will not be afraid of the terror of the night.
James 4 (KJV)
7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 John 4 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
18. There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.
2. The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?"
See: Zarathustra (Zoroaster) and the Fiend (Angra Mainyu)
See: Unholy Communion CE4 Research Group Video Series (Joe Jordan)
According to some legends, a green emerald like gemstone (possibly moldavite, a meteorite impact rock) from the center of Satan's crown fell to Earth and was carved into the Holy Grail which Jesus and the apostles drank from.
See: Reading the Green Language of Light by Vincent Bridges
See: Language of the Birds
See: Green Language Techniques used by Nostradamus
See: Language of the Birds: Green Language or Language of the Gods
See: Divine Language of The Birds (Crowing about The Green Language)
Where did the age-old idea of little green men come from?
See: UFO's (Fear and Little Green Men)
See: Halloween (Origins and Meanings)
There is a stretch of road that intersects with RR12 out of downtown San Marcos, TX and proceeds westward as RR32 running along the ridgeline of a series of hills known as "The Devil's Backbone" by local residents. I took that road one day on my way to Blanco in an old Ford Van, which I was living out of at the time, simply because I had never been there before and wanted to travel the scenic route. From the split I had gotten only about 5 miles along on my journey, and was enjoying the exceptionally pleasing scenery, when all of a sudden and for no apparent reason my lower back began to hurt. So I adjusted the seat, moved my legs around and straightened up my posture but nothing seemed to help. The pain then began to get unbearable and it literally felt like my spine was on fire. It got so bad that I had to pull into the parking lot of a business right off the pavement, get out and walk around just to alleviate the throbbing agony I was undergoing. Incidentally, the place I stopped at just happened to be a bar named the "Devil's Backbone Tavern". So, I went in and sat down on a tall barstool to keep my legs as straight as possible, and had a couple of cold beers until the pain subsided. Curiously, I have never experienced back pain like I did then, before or after that day on that little sparsely traveled out-of-the-way Central Texas county road in the middle of nowhere. One more interesting twist to this story, whether you believe it or not, comes about with a fact that I only found out a few years later when I was looking up a zip code in a Zip Code Directory at some Post Office somewhere. I just happened to thumb past the S's when I noticed, quite by accident or coincidence, that the zip code for San Marcos, TX is 78666!
And if that (true) story isn't bizarre enough, I broke a mirror (trying to fix its frame) on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 which was the very same day Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan (born November 20, 1957 ... the same year of my own birth) was ousted as president of Nigeria. My 7 years of bad luck must've been running out.
When I was in the third grade, my old snake huntin' buddy ... er uh, my young snake huntin' buddy, Wade, and I made a pact. The next fight that happened after school, we would both run up and kick each of the two fighters right in the butt while they were rolling around on the ground in heated struggle .... then RUN! Sure enough, the very next day a rumor went out all throughout school that a fight was scheduled after classes by the bus line up area near the playground. I still can't figure out how everyone BUT the teachers and faculty knew about the fight. This time, however, two sixth graders were going at it and they were both a lot bigger than either me or Wade. And one of them was a known troublemaker. Nevertheless, a pact is a pact. (Grownups just don't seem to understand how important this is to a kid!) So, we both showed up with everybody else in the crowd and waited until both fighters were locked in battle on the recess grounds, rolling around in the grass. Wade picked his target and I picked mine ... we just looked at one another ... no words needed ... we both knew exactly what had to be done. I couldn't believe it though, Wade actually went first. I thought he might pull out at the last minute and leave me with the brunt of the task, as well as being the only scapegoat. He kicked his fighter square in the derriere like he was trying to boot a long field goal, so hard in fact that it lifted the bugger up off the turf, and I planted my foot right in the other one's rear end. (Almost sounds like something straight out of South Park, doesn't it?) At that time, all I heard was something like "YOU'RE DEAD, FARTBUBBLE!" And that's all I needed to hear. Man, you've never seen a little kid run so fast ... I mean, I was churning up the grass and layin' tennis shoe rubber on the pavement through the bus pick-up area. I ran as fast as I could and slid under one bus like I was going for home base, came out the other side, then got lucky and saw another empty bus with its door wide open. I climbed onboard, shut the doors behind me as best I could, then crouched down all the way to the very back and hid. I remember wondering if they had caught up with Wade and beat the crap out of him. But apparently, I didn't give him near enough credit for his resourcefulness and cunning ways. He had gotten away too, in all the chaos and confusion we engineered. But when I think back on it, I wonder, was God trying to give me an early lesson of how utterly useless and stupid conflict is among earthly humans? Remember what the Bible says? "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12) But of course, the writer of this particular verse obviously wasn't a 3rd grader, who just kicked an angry 6th grader dead in his ass while in the middle of a fight, and then have to run for dear life to save his own little hide either!
Does God have a sense of humor? Many years ago when I was in my early 20's and still living at home, I noticed that my little brother, who was a teenager in high school, would always go outside early in the morning before leaving for classes and turn on the water faucet to wash off the dew from the windshield and windows all around the car. And he would never even pay attention to where the hose was pointing when he turned the water on. He would just reach down and turn it on. So, being the prankster that I was, I wired the end of the hose, fitted with a high pressure nozzle, to a fence post and pointed it directly at the faucet area, thinking it would soak him good, early in the morning ... a real wake-up call, right? But the joke was on me because, after a Friday night of beer drinking, I had forgot about the water hose and went out to fill up the dog's (and cat's) large drinking bowl. I also forgot there is no school on Saturday. I reached down, turned on the water, and was rudely awaken by a blast of ice-cold water shot out of a rigged nozzle that I had planted the night before. I mean, it got me good, all along my side and shoulders. I was sopping wet, early in the morning, still groggy and half awake with a mild hangover. I had been caught in my own device. At that point, I just shook my head, looked up to God and had to laugh at myself. (Oh, I'm sure He was laughing too!) What else could I do? Too late to bitch about it though, huh? Son of a diddly! But the hell of it is, that's not the end of the story. Little did I know that my dad had gone out earlier in the morning before I had even woke up and did the same thing! He was also soaked by the prank water hose, but left it wired up thinking my little brother had put it there to get me. Was the LORD trying to send me a subtle message? Could this have been a benign, humorous lesson in what happens when you mess with the "Father"?
Weird birth and death dates: My mother was born on January 20, 1936 and my father on February 18, 1930. Refer to almost any astrology book and they will give the dates for the span of Aquarius as from January 20 to February 18. Furthermore, my mother collapsed and died on the ominous day of October 29 in 1994 (a Shemitah year) at a department store called the White House from respiratory complications due to Emphysema. January 20th is the day all American presidents are inaugurated and officially begin their terms. In addition, both my father's birthday as well as my own occasionally fall on President's Day. I was born February 16, 1957 which was on the minor Jewish observance of Shushan Purim Katan (Saturday, 15 Adar I of a leap year, 5717) when they toot the shofar in walled cities such as Jerusalem. My younger brother was born March 25, 1963. March 25th, the 84th day of the year, is the Day of Annunciation or Lady Day and was also observed as New Years Day within the early Christian church in defiance of the old Roman Catholic calendrical system before 1752. My sister was born June 12, 1959. That day just happened to be the 6th of Sivan or Shavu'ot (Feast of Weeks - Pentecost) which is one of the most celebrated of all Jewish holidays commemorating the anniversary of the day that God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai. I also have a cousin who was born on October 31, 1956 (in the Jewish year 5717) which of course is Halloween.
There was a time back in the mid-1980's when I became homeless and travelled a lot from place to place looking for work as I went along. One of my wandering destinations was Virginia Beach, VA because I had always wanted to visit the Edgar Cayce A.R.E. Center Library and browse some of his famous psychic readings that he gave while in a trance-like sleep. Well, having very little money and of course no place to stay, the beach (on the very end of the city bus route) was the best place to sleep with any semblance of safety. So, I bedded down for the night under someone's Hobie Cat catamaran boat near the 84th St. beach entrance area. The next day I took the bus to a health club/gym, where I owned a membership card which was good nationwide that I had bought earlier in the year on special, to take a shower and get cleaned up. While I was there, I decided to relax in the hot tub before leaving. About 4 or 5 minutes after I got in, a man probably in his early to mid-30's also entered the whirlpool and we exchanged casual greetings and began normal small talk like any two civilized strangers would. I then mentioned to him something like how nice and cool the beach was the night before when I was there near 84th St. around 9:00 pm. (I didn't say anything about staying on the beach or being homeless) He just looked at me expressionless for a second, then his face went blank and his eyes immediately became locked onto mine as if something about what I said startled him. He then told me that he had been at the same 84th St. beach entrance at about the same time around 9pm, but it was no ordinary coincidence as he began to tell me what happened to him the night before. He explained that he saw several lights in a triangular formation in the sky over the water which moved in an erratic vertical and diagonal pattern very fast, faster than any jet could ever fly, then disappeared a few seconds later. He seemed disturbed that I would just happen to mention the fact about when and where I was the preceding night, especially since he was also at the same place at the same time. He then said that he had spoken to absolutely no one else about the incident until talking to me at the time. I agreed it was weird but assured him that I didn't see anything myself. When I got out of the hot tub he was still "scratching his head" so to speak and seemed to be in a state of uncertainty as to what had just taken place. I got the feeling he thought I might be a disguised space alien or something! If indeed he was telling the truth however, I can understand why he could have been so befuddled. I was too. I have heard other stories about people seeing UFO's or ghosts while someone standing right next to them not noticing anything at all. Regardless of whether or not this was a similar case, I will never forget that chance acquaintance for as long as I live. (This experience was the first thing that came to my mind while watching the movie "Hot Tub Time Machine")
Do ghosts really exist? Most preachers say no. According to mainstream theology, spirits (or maybe demons) might be able to manifest themselves as personality look-alikes in this realm of existence, but they do not represent the actual soul of any one individual who has passed on to the other side. However, the Bible just might beg to differ with the story of King Saul using the Witch of Endor to summon the prophet Samuel from the dead (1 Samuel 28:7-20) and disturbing him in his restful state of being. When I visited the city of Chicago back in the mid 1980's, by happenstance I found myself walking down the sidewalk along the south end of Resurrection Cemetery on W. 79th St. near Archer Ave., without fully knowing where I was at the time or anything about the place and its history. I had never heard of the famous ghost lady that supposedly "haunts" that part of town. Well, as I was walking down the sidewalk I noticed a womanly figure cross the street about 50 yards ahead of me to the same side I was on, my first impression of her being that she wasn't bad looking or unattractive. But, she was wearing a long off-white dress that appeared to be rather out-of-date compared with modern attire, like something maybe from the roaring 20's. So, I kept on walking occasionally glancing at the cemetery through the iron bar fence, not really paying attention but thinking about the woman and hoping that she turned in my direction once she reached the sidewalk. However, when I looked forward again ... nothing ... no one was there. I thought, I guess she went in the opposite direction and was farther on up the sidewalk ahead of me. But nobody was there either, and she couldn't have entered the cemetery without jumping that six or seven foot fence because no gate or any kind of entrance existed where she crossed the street. In fact, even if she had been running in the other direction, I would've been able to see her down the long expanse to the next intersection. Well, at that point I just blew it off simply as another female "apparition" like the ones who seem to just disappear down the aisles in the supermarket once they go in. (Have you ever noticed that?) Understandably, no wonder my eyeballs nearly popped out from astonishment when I was watching a local TV program of historical old Chicago a week or so later and it told the story about Resurrection Mary, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as she walked up Archer Avenue near the cemetery, then fled the scene leaving her to die back in the 1930's.
See: Meet Chicago's Most Famous Ghost: Resurrection Mary
See: Resurrection Cemetery (Home of Resurrection Mary)
See: Resurrection Mary
Are the 3 Frogs of the Book of Revelation working miracles on the 700 Club?
22. Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name cast out demons and in your name perform many miracles?"
23. And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you workers of evil.
Does the 700 Club have three psychic healers working for them behind-the-scenes? When Pat Robertson and co-hosts hold hands to receive and then give healing advice with "prophetic" messages from beyond, are they rehearsing from cue cards given to them by special psychic staff members? Or do they really receive this divine information from God right there on the spot? The Bible speaks of three unclean spirits like frogs, working miracles, who gather the nations to the battle of Armageddon. Alternatively, could these three frogs actually represent the "Big 3" television networks ... ABC, NBC & CBS working virtual miracles with their computer generated optical illusions, special effects and digital animations? Will these mega media broadcasters be responsible for World War III? Or does the 700 Club really have enough influence to cause something that big? They are located in Virginia Beach, VA which is where the famous clairvoyant Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet, lived. He would go into a trance and give readings that would, among other things, give medical advice to people who wrote him. (They could either give their name or their ailment, it didn't matter, he would know their problem) He never had a day of medical training in his life, yet he would go into great technical and descriptive detail during his transient dream state. He often prescribed gold chloride in many of his "divinely inspired" remedies. In almost every case, if the patients followed Cayce's advice, they got better or were completely cured altogether. However, if they did not heed his suggestions they almost always got sicker or, in some cases, died. Could Cayce have been incommunicado with these same three unclean spirits? The 700 Club hosts work their "miracles" in a very similar manner. They don't know the person's name but they "sense" their infirmity through the "Holy Spirit." Cayce also predicted future events in many of his readings. Pat Robertson has done his share of predictive analysis concerning prophetic biblical scripture over the decades as well. Putting all this together, I cannot help but wonder if they have recruited a few local "free spirits" who might just be practising their psychic talents with a more sinister agenda in mind than at first glance.
12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16. And they gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
According to verse 14 these frogs have one main objective, to gather all nations together to battle, getting strife started between religious sects and struggling countries ..... World War III ..... Armageddon. Like a poisonous toad species with skin oozing the deadly TTX toxin, they exist for a bitter conclusion to those who would consume their vile ideology. Whoever they really are, it would not be going out on a limb to say that, beside Satan himself, they are the single most dangerous spiritual entities for mankind and world peace in the entire Bible.
Zechariah 14:2 - "For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle..."
Zechariah 12:3 - "On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples..."
Joel 3:2 - "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat..."
In the Old Testament GOD gathers the nations together to battle, while in Revelation 16 the FROGS are responsible for them going against Israel. So, which is it? Might it actually be both? Is the LORD using the unclean spirits of Satan as a tool to achieve Armageddon by televising His message on Christian networks through the mass media? And if so, are they even aware of it? Is He slipping in methodical sublime suggestions of warmongering among established Biblical doctrine using a religious platform in His own name, and extricating the frogs to perform their deception with miracles of seemingly good works because it serves His intentions also, that is to let wicked men kill each other with nuclear weapons?
12. How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, who did weaken the nations!
13. For you have said in your heart, "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the farthest sides of the north:
14. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."
15. Yet you will be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16. They that see you shall narrowly look on you, and consider you, saying, "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17. that made the world as a wilderness and destroyed the cities thereof; that did not open the prison to his prisoners?" (It has been suggested that these verses refer to Hitler, the horrible Nazi death camps of WWII and the destroyed cities which he was responsible for, including those of his own twisted nation. But do they allude to Hitler, or the anticipated devil incarnate, the antichrist?)
18. All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, everyone in his own tomb.
19. But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, and as the garment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that went down to the bottom of the pit, as a carcass trodden under foot.
20. You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, and slain your people: the seed of evildoers will never be mentioned again.
21. Prepare slaughter for his children because of the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
22. For I will rise up against them, says the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, says the LORD.
23. I will turn her into a place for owls and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction, declares the LORD of hosts.
24. The LORD Almighty has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so will it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so it will happen.
Another interesting explanation of the 3 frogs goes as follows:
1st frog out of the mouth of the dragon: Eastern Communist Bloc (China)
2nd frog out of the mouth of the beast: Roman Catholicism (Revived Roman Empire with 10 horns)
3rd frog out of the mouth of the false prophet: the prophet Muhammad and Islam (possibly along with Chrislam)
With respect to this viewpoint, notice the similarities between these 3 frogs and the 4 horsemen of Revelation 6. They are basically the same with the exception of the black horse which represents capitalism, suggesting that 3 of the 4 riders ("spirits") are regarded by God to be evil or demonic. And even though capitalism has its drawbacks since money is the principle driving force behind a free enterprise machine, (keeping in mind love of money is the root of all evil) it possibly is nevertheless EITHER not considered by God to be morally reprehensible OR it simply does not exist anymore by this time in prophecy because it has been destroyed with the onslaught of global socialism. Although these frogs have one objective in mind, (i.e.- to draw the nations to battle) they all possess "spirits" of opposing demonic ideologies (Communism, Catholicism, Islamism) and are bound to converge in violent conflict ... mission accomplished at the Valley of Megiddo ... Armageddon.
Will TBN usher in the antichrist to the world from Jerusalem?
Have Christians been looking in the wrong direction for the Satanic entities of the antichrist and the false prophet? Not too long ago Matt Crouch disapproved of Jack Van Impe's methodology of preaching and cancelled him from TBN programming. The network refused to air one of his programs dealing with the false doctrine of "Chrislam" and a number of those who are promoting it, some which are on TBN itself, so he voluntarily backed out of any further commitments dealing with that organization. But Jack Van Impe isn't the first Bible expositor TBN has canned for expressing controversial views regarding last days prophecy and fundamental Christian ideals that expose Islam as a false religion. Joseph Good of Hatikva Ministries used to have a 30 minute slot on the network back in the late 1980's or early 90's. However, he was cancelled for teaching that America represents Babylon, the great whore of Revelation, and will be destroyed by Russia during the infamous future Ezekiel 38 invasion against Israel. It was rumored at the time that Jan had him removed because his exegetical conclusions were too radical and not beneficial to TBN programming. In other words, his doctrine did not conform to their kind of ecclesiology whether he was prophetically accurate and his message poignantly crucial for end times study or not. Both TBN and GOD TV have opened broadcast studios in Jerusalem to cover Israel. There's a prophetic passage in the Bible which speaks about the "abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not" (Mark 13:14), on a wing of the temple that will put a stop to a revived ancient Hebrew ritual of daily animal sacrifice. And wings certainly do ride "ON THE AIR". Could this verse be alluding to some type of Christian influence or pressure to get animal slaughter banned from the prophesied future 3rd Jewish temple, with the assistance from animal rights advocate groups, during the end times? After all, it is the Christian belief that animal sacrifice is no longer needed or accepted anymore, since Jesus Christ was the lamb who was led to the slaughter on a crucifix by the Romans. In fact, the EU has already adopted a referendum to allow each of its member nation states to abolish kosher meats within their respective territories due to objections by animal rights activists of cruel and unusual treatment during the slaughtering process. Is it possible the "wing of the temple" from Daniel 9:27 might be referring to the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem or maybe even a particular section of the temple complex itself ... much like the West Wing of the White House? Or, perhaps, is it alluding to right-wing conservatives or left-wing liberals? There is a general consensus among contemporary theologians that the 3rd Jewish temple will share the massive foundation sitting above the western wall or wailing wall with the Dome of the Rock, which is controlled by the Muslims. Will Christianity demand equal time by setting up an image of their own atop this most lofty, pious place on earth? Could the origin of the "one world religion" of Revelation, perhaps with a triple legislative constituency made up of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam ... Judischristlam? Or is the antichrist already here in the collective form of the Muslim Brotherhood? Or might he be a great rebel military commander who joins or comes out of the "brotherhood" gaining prominence across North Africa, maybe from Tunisia where the "Arab Spring" first began? Could this person, or perhaps even the TBN network itself, be who the Bible is referring to as the "prince of the power of the air" in Ephesians 2:2? Will TBN and perhaps GOD TV provide a broadcasting platform for the antichrist to spew his venomous rhetoric from the future Temple Mount like Hitler standing on the Alter of Pergamon, the throne of Satan, in Berlin at a Nazi pep rally? On February 20, 1938 Hitler addressed the Reichstag, serving notice on Austria demanding self-determination for 10 million Germans residing there, and referred to his party as the National Socialist “wing” of the German Workers' Party. (NSDAP) He really got the monkeys to jumpin' that day. His speech incited riots throughout Austria and effectively gave him the recognition he needed marking the beginning of his true intentions for conquest and showing the world just how powerful an orator he really was. Twenty-one days later the Nazis marched into Austria. So, it might be said that WWII actually began with this particular discourse of poisonous proportions. A Jew living in Europe at this period in time might think he or she was on the Planet of the Goose Steppin' Apes.
8. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, (Hitler?) before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: (Annexed: Austria, Rhineland/France, Sudentenland/Czechoslovakia?) and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
See: The False Prophet?
36. And the king will do as he pleases; and he will exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and will speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and will prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined will be done.
44. But tidings out of the east (Russia?) and out of the north (British and U.S. forces launching attacks from England?) will trouble him; therefore he will go forth with great fury to destroy, and to utterly exterminate many (Jews of the Holocaust and acceleration of exterminations inside the death camps?).
5. And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.
Daniel 8 (NIV)
23. In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, (deception) will arise.
Daniel 8 (KJV)
23. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors (Nazis) are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, (stern-faced king) and understanding dark sentences, (Hitler's occult Reich) will stand up.
See: Hitler's Occult Religion
See: Stern-Faced King
See: Altar of Pergamon (Jonathan Cahn)
See: Altar of Pergamon and Nuclear Holocaust (Jonathan Cahn)
See: Pergamon Altar (Throne of Satan)
See: Pergamon Altar
2. Whereas in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air (Airwaves?), the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
Speaking of poisonous snakes, when I was in about the 3rd grade back in the mid-1960's, my father and I took a Saturday off from bailing hay (in which I usually did all the work while he sat on the tractor drinking beer) and drove down to the rice canal ... for what I don't know other than I think he just wanted to get out of the house and get drunk. We lived on an alfalfa hay farm in southeast Texas surrounded by thousands of acres of rice fields on all four sides. We actually had the largest barn in Brazoria County at that point in time, way back then. And since my dad was an ironworker supervisor, he got all the materials either free of charge or at greatly reduced surplus prices after a job got completed. By the way, ironworkers are generally considered, by most other tradespeople, to be the most insane girder monkeys on the face of the Earth. Trust me, I've heard some outlandish stories about them, working on as many construction sites as I have. But wait 'til you hear about this next fool. As I was doodling around the bridge looking for snakes, and my dad was digging another beer out of the cooler, a pickup truck with Louisiana license plates drove up. An athletically built young Cajun man wearing nothing but short pants and carrying a wooden stick emerged from the cab and walked over to the edge of the bridge. WTF!? I remember thinking to myself, what is this idiot about to do? Sure enough, he dived head first right into the snakiest looking body of water you ever saw. He disappeared under the bridge amongst the waist-high weeds and 10-foot cattails which were all around. While he was gone, I looked in the back of his pickup and saw a large burlap tow sack that seemed to move a little bit every once in a while. After a few minutes, the Louisiana lunatic came walking up the canal bank, dripping wet and holding a water moccasin by the neck. He had been going around to rice canals and retention ponds with a stick and getting the snakes to strike at him, catching them in mid-air as they did so. What for? I don't know, possibly to sell the venom to poison control centers or maybe to local tanneries for their hides. But even as brave and stupid as I was at my age, I damn sure wasn't THAT brave and stupid. The operative word here being STUPID. As he was putting the water moccasin in the tow sack with all the others, my dad just looked down at me, shook his head, and said in a low voice so as not to be overheard, "Son, that is one crazy coonass." And that's one thing I had to agree on, this time, with my old man. We almost never agreed on anything, particularly during butt whippings, but we absolutely saw eye-to-eye on this one. I had to go back and look it up, but that experience makes me think of a Bible verse that says, "At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder." (Proverbs 23:32) And hey, since we're on the topic of snakes, I've got a few more humdingers if you're interested. O.K., twist my arm why don't you. Damn!
I was working as a drywall carpenter in a little military spawned town called Copperas Cove, TX near Fort Hood, when one Monday morning I decided to reach down and pick up a 4 × 8 foot piece of plywood to get it out of the way. When I lifted it up ... YIKES! There sat about a 4½ foot rattlesnake, coiled up with a cigarette butt in its mouth. Oh man, the laughter was deafening when everybody watching, and waiting for someone like me to come along, cut loose. One of the electricians had gone out hunting the weekend before, and blown the snake's head clean off about two inches behind the neck with a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with 3" double ought buckshot shells, and then stuck it back on. And of course, the pranksters saw that opportunity and ran with it. O.K., if this was the end of the story it might be alright ... but damned if they didn't move the freakin' rattler under a different object around the back of the house, out of my sight, which I needed to use. I should've been ready for it, but no, when I lifted it up ... YEOW! ... there was Old Smokey once again. So was the irritating laughter of a bunch of redneck construction workers who just couldn't seem to get enough, at my expense of course. Not sure if there's a lesson here or not, but it's something I'll never forget ... TWICE!
We were all standing around the yard shack shootin' the sh*! one day at a Disney-related construction company near Orlando, when the heavy equipment operator told one of the coolest snake stories I've ever heard. He went out hunting one summer day on some property east of Orlando, which he had permission to be on. And as he was driving down a dirt road, a big water moccasin, that was coiled up at the edge of the grass, struck at his driver side front tire. He actually saw it happen, but didn't think a measly snake could do any damage to a 4-wheel drive pickup mud tire. How wrong he was, though. He said that after about a mile in his estimation, the tire began to go flat. So, he got out and looked and saw two fangs stuck in the sidewall of the tire, where they had been ripped out of the snake's mouth. Not only that, but the air was leaking out directly through those two hypodermic, needle-like teeth. Man, if this is a true story, it's got to make you think twice about how powerful a big cottonmouth really is when they strike. I ought to know, one of them lunged at me one time when my friend, Wade, and I were out screwing around a canal runoff ditch, where we had no business being. Thank God it missed me, but only by an inch or two. Hell, it was probably just protecting its nest or something.
When I was just out of high school, and enrolled into a welder training program, our instructor, Morris, told a snake story that is by far the best I've ever heard, bar none. And that's why it has the dubious honor of gracing the digital annals of this voluminous website. Anyway, B.S. out of the way, Morris was somewhere in Vietnam on patrol manning the machine gun turret of an armored personnel carrier, when all of a sudden a single enemy combatant, up on a hill, began firing at them. So, of course, they engaged the sniper and a firefight ensued. After a while somebody yelled, "Cease fire! You're just waistin' ammo!" There was a lull in the action. During the pause, the gun smoke began to clear. When it did, Morris said there sat about a 12-foot long King Cobra, coiled up and ready to strike right in front of him! It just came out of nowhere and planted itself on the front end of the vehicle, well within striking distance of Morris. The snake was just about to strike when suddenly a 20mm explosive round hit right where it was sitting. The shell blew the snake into a million pieces, to the enormous good fortune (or sheer dumb luck) of Morris. He must've got slimed really good, with snake guts and blood splattered all over his face. He didn't know whether the other guy saw the cobra or not, but it didn't matter either. He said that he was so grateful to the enemy soldier for saving his life, knowingly or unknowingly, he stopped shooting at him. Evidently though, the Cong fighter DID know because he stopped shooting too. (The Devil was beaten at his own game that day ... not only did nobody get killed, except the snake of course, but God got a damn good laugh out of it too!) But the funniest part of his story was in the way he said, "I just looked at him, he looked back at me, I gave a quick salute of thanks ... and I didn't shoot at him no more!" I'd be willing to bet the both of them had one hell of a snake tale to tell that night around the base camp fire ... Soldiers ... Right?
Interestingly, there is a town called Chicxulub on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico which is located at dead center of the 115 mile wide asteroid impact crater area from 65 million years ago that caused the dinosaurs to go extinct. The word Chicxulub is translated as "horns of the Devil"!
See: Horns of the Devil on the Temple Mount
See: Chicxulub crater on the Yucatan Peninsula
See: Israel surrendering holy site to Vatican?
See: Ex Jesuit's Book Reveals True Agenda
27. He will confirm (Strongs H1396 Hebrew word: gabar - "strengthen") a covenant with many (Strong's H7227: rab) for one “seven.” (Hebrew word: shabua) In the middle of the “seven,” he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
Some theologians connect the Hebrew root word "rab" with the first syllable of Rabin, who was the Israeli Prime Minister that negotiated the OSLO Accords, a peace process starting in 1993 with secret talks between Israel and the PLO which included giving away land and establishing a Palestinian state. They ended in failure at the Camp David Summit in 2000 due to the outbreak of the Second Intifada. In 1994, Rabin won the Nobel Peace Prize together with long-time political rival Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat. In November 1995, he was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli radical named Yigal Amir, who was opposed to the talks. Michael Drosnin, author of The Bible Code, first began researching equidistant letter skip codes found in the original Hebrew text of the Torah by computer in 1992 after meeting the mathematician Eliyahu Rips in Israel. In 1994, before Rabin was killed, Drosnin sent him a warning after he found a code relating to the future event starting in Deuteronomy 2:33 where his name "Yitzhak Rabin” actually intersects the Hebrew words which translate as “assassin that will assassinate.” On September 1st 1994, Drosnin flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of the Prime Minister, the poet Chaim Guri, and gave him a letter which he immediately gave to Mr. Rabin. The message read:
"The reason I'm telling you about this is that the only time your full name - Yitzhak Rabin - is encoded in the Bible, the words 'assassin that will assassinate' cross your name".
On November 4th 1995, Rabin was shot in the back from a man who believed he was on a mission from God ... a murder that was encoded in the Bible some three thousand years ago.
See: Daniel's 70th Week and the Dome of the Rock
See: Isaiah 1-2: Warning to Zionist Israel, the Lord Hates Feasts and Sacrifices (Israel - Horn of the Beast?)
This verse implies the confirmation or strengthening of an already existing covenant or treaty. Could a reaffirmation of the OSLO Accords be in the works for Israel and the Palestinians in the near future with a return to the 1967 borders? It is interesting to note that Obama recently signed a bill designed to STRENGTHEN security cooperation and military capabilities with Israel (H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012) on July 27, 2012 which, not surprisingly, occurred on the 9th of Av, (Tish B' Av) an historical observance of calamity, mourning and all around trouble for the Jews who saw their magnificent 1st and 2nd Temples destroyed on this fateful day. WWI also broke out on this day (August 1, 1914) setting the stage for Hitler and the Holocaust. Is there a much more underlying, sinister motive to this "friendly" gesture?
15. For you say, “We have made a treaty with death, with Sheol we have made an agreement. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by it will not reach us. For we have made a lie our refuge, we have hidden ourselves in a deceitful word.”
From a different point of view, however, Orthodox Jews still believe that the creation of the Zionist nation/state of Israel was wrong and not ordained, accepted or authorized by YHWH (GOD) for several reasons not the least of which because He has not yet returned to reclaim His land and people. They say the so-called "State of Israel" is diametrically opposed and completely contradictory to the true essence and foundation of the People of Israel and regularly hold demonstrations during elections of the Knesset. Could they actually be right, and if so, was Israel's recognition by the U.N. really a pact with the Devil, a covenant with Sheol which was confirmed on November 29, 1947? Some Bible scholars go so far as to say the true nation of Israel will not exist until the 144,000 Elect of GOD, who are now in Babylon at this time, return to Jerusalem at His calling out to them with a supernatural trumpet, possibly of which only they are able to hear. According to this theory, the trumpet will blow for 7 days, then on the 8th day (don't be there because) Babylon will be totally destroyed by fire in one fell swoop that only takes one short hour to happen.
See: Why Orthodox Jews are opposed to a Zionist State
See: Exact Calculation for Ezekiel’s Prophecy of the Rebirth of Israel in 1948 (by the late Grant Jeffrey)
See: Adam Clarke studied the numbers in Daniel and declared that Israel would become a nation again in 1947!
See: Clarke set the rise of Roman Catholicism at 755 A.D. and calculated its fall in 2015 A.D.
See: Adam Clarke's Bible Commentary (Daniel 7)
See: The Synagogue of Satan (Those "who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying" - Revelation 3:9)
See: Jews will welcome the anti-Christ!
Daniel translated the handwriting on the wall to Belshazzar which said, "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" and told him its meaning which was: "God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians." (Daniel 5)
Mene - 1000 Garahs (Pennies)
Mene - 1000 Garahs
Tekel - 20 Garahs
Upharsin ("and Peres") Peres is half a mena (Mene) or 500 Garahs
1000 + 1000 + 20 + 500 = 2,520 Garahs
Cyrus issued his decree freeing the Jews and declaring the state of Israel to exist again on August 3, 537 B,C. This date plus 907,200 days (2,520 Jewish years × 360 days per year) and adding one year from B.C. to A.D. brings us to May 14, 1948. This was the very day that the U.N. declared Israel to be a sovereign state.
Darius's decree to grant the Jews control of the Temple Mount was August 25, 518 B.C. This date plus 907,200 days (plus one year changing from B.C. to A.D.) brings us to June 7, 1967. On this exact date the Israelis again gained control of the Temple Mount during the Six Day War.
See: Timed Prophecies of 1948 and 1967 (Ken Johnson)
See: September 2015 could mark the beginning of the Biblical year 6000 (224 missing years on the Jewish calendar! 5776 + 224 = 6000)
See: THE YEAR OF LIGHT (5776)
See: Every 224 years the Hebrew calendar falls a full day behind the modern fixed solar year!
See: The Rectified Hebrew Calendar
The traditional dating of Israel's 70 year captivity by the Babylonians is 586 B.C. to 516 B.C., however, there are at least a few scholars who disagree with this assessment. According to them, Israel was either captured by Babylon or allowed to return by the Medo-Persians in 505 B.C. or 506 B.C., which timewise could have some profound implications if they are correct, that is with respect to the future of Babylon.
2520 years (Using the Day for a Year Theory - Numbered years between the old Babylon and the new?)
− 506 or 505 B.C. (Israel is either taken by the Babylonians or released by the Medo-Persians?)
2014 or 2015 A.D. (Or possibly 2016 if one year is added from 1 B.C. to 1 A.D. to account for year 0)
See: Temple Destroyed in 506 B.C.
See: Fall of Jerusalem and Temple Burnt Down in 505 B.C.
See: CHART - Last Year of Zedekiah in 506 B.C.
See: 505 B.C. - 1st Year of Artaxerxes or Xerxes I Reign (Who Grants the Decree for Nehemiah to Return and Rebuild Jerusalem)
See: Medo-Persians Conquer the Babylonians in 505 B.C.
− 603 B.C. (The theocracy of Jerusalem was changed so it became fully subject to “Gentile” control under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon)
1917 A.D. (Liberation from Turkish control when General Allenby entered Jerusalem on Kislev 24 or December 11, 1917)
− 604 B.C. (Nebuchadnezzar’s first occupation of Jerusalem)
− 1 year (for there being no year zero)
See: The 2520 Theories
See: Amazing 2520/1335 Prophecy Fulfilled
See: Jerusalem 1917 A.D. or 1335 on the Lunar Calendar
See: As Birds Flying: Jerusalem 1917
360 × 7 = 2520 (Number of days in 7 Jewish Years)
2520 × 7 = 17640 (Number of days in 49 Jewish Years)
17640 days from June 7, 1967 is September 23, 2015 or Yom Kippur - Wednesday, Tishri 10, 5776 which is only 5 days before a SUPER Blood Moon on September 28th. (Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles)
On June 7, 1967, IDF paratroopers advanced through the Old City toward the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, bringing Jerusalem’s holiest site under Jewish control for the first time in 2000 years. On June 11, a UN-brokered ceasefire took effect throughout three combat zones of a pan-Arab attack in the Syrian Golan Heights, Egyptian Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula and Jordanian West Bank and Old City of East Jerusalem. When the Six-Day War was at an end, Israel had more than doubled its size in just six days of fighting.
See: Comet or Asteroid Strike on September 23 or 24, 2015!???
See: September 23/24, 2015 - The Delay, Illuminati Cards, the Fall at Midnight and Tomorrowland
See: CERN, the Yom Kippur Rooster and Tomorrowland
See: September 23, 2015 - The Year LUCIFER Opens the IXXI Door at the CERN Dome
See: 266th Pope Visits White House on 266th Day of the Year (266 Days From Conception To Birth)
(Isaac Newton believed Christ would return 7 weeks of years, or 49 years, after the Jews fully restored their nation of Israel including Jerusalem)
See: CERN September 2015 - The Veil is Removed and the Abyss is Opened at CERN
See: Bizarre Discovery at CERN - Magnetic Models
See: September 2015 WARNING: Birth of the Nephilim and Enoch's 70th Generation
See: Isaac Newton's September 23, 2015 Prophecy
See: Newton's Interpretation of Daniel's 70 Weeks
See: Isaac Newton and the Return of Christ
See: September 23rd asteroid reference in The Big Bang Theory
On Plate # 70 of The Lost Book of Nostradamus there is an 8-spoked wheel, three crescent moons, a full moon and a crab which most interpreters see as the astrological sign of Cancer occurring from June 21 (Summer Solstice) to July 22 every year. To many, the three crescent moons represent Islam in some fashion or another, probably as the month of Ramadan which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, variably recurring each year in June and July, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to their belief ... a false epistemology in my opinion. Nostradamus may have been alluding to some kind of event linked to Islam, perhaps an act of terrorism or other major occurrence involving the Muslim faith that will happen during this time period. In 2015, Ramadan begins on June 17 and ends July 17, with the only full moon of that time period being on the night of July 2. Probably unrelated but noteworthy to mention nevertheless, on 6/26/2015 there were three separate radical Islamic attacks in three countries on three different continents, one in France (Europe), one in Tunisia (Africa) and the other in Kuwait (Asia) resulting in at least 67 casualties. With ISIS calling on its supporters to make Ramadan 2015 a "calamity for infidels" with holy jihad and martyrdom, might something really big happen during this observance, maybe like the assassination of some major outspoken personality or political figure? The Pope, perhaps?
See: LHC and the 8-Spoked Wheel (Opening the Gates of Hell)
See: THE LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS - Plate # 70 (Wheel of Destiny)
See: Nostradamus and the 8-Spoked Wheel
See: CERN is Bringing in Demons from the Pit of Hell (GHOST IN THE MACHINE - Proof in Pictures)
See: Weird spiral seen in the sky over Australia when CERN was tested!
27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
See: GOD will move "His people" along supernaturally (Les Feldick) Time Bar - 18:45 to 19:50
Jeremiah 6 (New Living Translation)
14. They offer superficial treatments for my people's mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace.
1 Thessalonians 5 (New American Standard Bible)
3. While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
Why would "they" be saying peace and safety? Has, perhaps, a new peace treaty just been signed between Israel and the Palestinians? And even if it might only be an partial, temporary interim agreement, "they" will still be celebrating out on the streets hoopin' and hollerin', PEACE! PEACE! The newspaper headlines will read, "PEACE AT LAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST!" And who will have brokered this peace initiative, which will probably include a shared Temple Mount and possibly even a divided Jerusalem with a Palestinian capitol? John Kerry and Obama on behalf of America, possibly along with the Pope, are the most likely culprits. Festivities may go on for a solid week, especially since the Jews tend to have feasts and fasts that last for 7 days at a time. They might even declare a national holiday for the occasion, but the fun and dancing just could be cut dreadfully short. By this time, Russia and Putin may have had enough of the U.S. meddling in their (and the world's) affairs, particularly in light of recent sanctions against some of the rich and powerful corrupt Russian billionaires who supported and probably helped finance the Crimea annexation. But it's just not very smart to poke a hungry bear with a stick while he's eating. Right now, the Russian bear is munching out on the 3 ribs of Daniel 7:5 ..... Georgia/South Ossetia, Ukraine/Crimea and now, eastern Ukraine or perhaps Moldova next? Could these financial sanctions, along with the threat of a NATO expansion into Ukraine, be the pretext for a nuclear 1st strike on America ..... "sudden destruction" while "they" are celebrating to those who pushed a false land-for-peace deal onto the apple of GOD's eye, the Jews?
See: September 21, 2015 - International Day of Peace ("When they say PEACE and security...")
See: Peace Agreement at 70th Session of UN General Assembly in September 2015 (6th Seal)
11. And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
14. But when you will see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that reads understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
25. And the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers of heaven (nuclear power) will be shaken. (by earthquakes)
See: Christian Jews who fled Jerusalem in 70 A.D. (Theresa Garcia)
24. For there will arise false Christs, and false prophets, and will show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they will deceive the very elect.
25. And through his policy (skill, understanding, cunning) also he will cause craft to prosper in his hand (An ingenious inventor, perhaps of green energy or renewable power devices? Or is this verse referring to Hitler's pre-war military/industrial construction and manufacturing boom?); and he will magnify himself in his heart, and by peace (security, secure borders, without warning) will destroy many: he will also stand up against the Prince of princes (Commander of Commanders, Christ?); but he will be broken without hand.
Verse 25 might also be referring to the deceived masses of Jews who went peacefully into what they had been told were showers when, in actuality, were gas chambers spraying deadly hydrogen cyanide fumes. The Nazis also tricked tens of thousands of them into boarding hermetically sealed "cargo" vans converted into mobile gas chambers which piped poisonous carbon monoxide exhaust fumes from the muffler back inside the transport compartment.
21. And in his estate will stand up a vile person, to whom they will not give the honour of the kingdom: but he will come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
37. Neither will he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he will magnify himself above all.
Daniel also states that a "vile person" will "come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries." Could he be talking about peacekeeping forces from NATO having to be brought in to "guarantee" Israel's security after a "land-for-peace" agreement has been confirmed by the Palestinian authority? How is it possible for anyone to "flatter" the Israelis enough for them to completely trust and totally hand over control of its borders? Christian tour groups have been flocking to the Holy Land for decades, searching for the Hebraic roots of their faith. The Judaizing of Christianity is big business on major faith based television networks and now they have started broadcasting from Jerusalem itself. Could this kind of interfaith dialogue be strong enough to persuade Israel to give in to a two state solution, which would split the territory in two halves, for the sake of temporary peace? Daniel says that this vile person will not regard the desire of women. The Muslim Brotherhood wants Sharia Law to dominate the world judicial system. This law does not treat women with high regard and allows them very few basic human rights. Many theologians believe this verse identifies the antichrist to be a homosexual, however, in other places the Bible suggests the desire of women is their longing to have children. In this case, it would be easy to apply the meaning of this scriptural passage as his attempt to contrive some kind of politically correct birth control legislation such as the one-child population control policy of the People's Republic of China.
Future Temple Mount?
Ezekiel 43 (New Living Translation)
8. They put their idol altars right next to mine with only a wall between them and me (Shared Temple Mount?). They defiled my holy name by such detestable sin, so I consumed them in my anger.
The future temple during the Tribulation as described by Ezekiel in chapters 40 - 42 will not have the same physical dimensions as the temple that was destroyed in 70 A.D., Herod's Temple, which the Preterists (incorrectly) believe was a fulfillment of Matthew 24 and the Olivet Discourse.
See: Ezekiel's Future Third Temple
See: Herod's Temple
See: The Millennial Temple
See: Messiah's Millennium Temple
Will the construction of the 3rd Jewish Temple be a trade-off for the City of Jerusalem as a Palestinian (Gentile) capitol?
1. I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers.
2. But do not measure the outer court, for it has been turned over to the nations. They will trample the holy city for 42 months."
Even though the Bible implies that there will be a third Jerusalem Temple in several verses, this does not mean the Jews will be saved from their sins or gain favor in the LORD's sight by restarting animal sacrifices. Jesus, along with Old Testament prophets, simply saw that a temple would exist during end time events and it would be defiled by some wicked entity. However, none of these Jewish men of God ever actually declared Salvation to their future brethren through the sacrifice of burning animal flesh on an altar constructed by human hands. What's more, it has recently been suggested by some Biblical archaeologists that the Temple Mount itself may not even actually be the geographic location of any ancient Jewish religious sanctuary at all. And they could be right. Plenty of physical evidence has been discovered to substantiate their claim that the present stone structure on Mount Moriah is the site of an old Roman fortress called Fort Antonia which overlooked the entire city of Jerusalem. They point out that Herod's Temple, which stood basically in the same place as Solomon's Temple directly above the Gihon Spring (for sanitary purposes to wash away the blood from so many animal sacrifices) in the original "City of David" area, was completely destroyed in 70 A.D. and covered up over the centuries by layers of other building activity. If this is true, the present day Jews have been wailing at the walls or foundation rocks of an old fort which was built by one of their most heinous and oppressive adversaries of all time!
See: Temple (BASE Institute)
See: Solomon's Temple Located! (Biblical Archeologist Bob Cornuke - The Real Life Indiana Jones)
See: Search for the Temple (Bob Cornuke - Part 2)
See: The Temple Mount and Fort Antonia
See: Three Conjectures of the Temple Mount (Chuck Missler) Time Bar - 31:55 to 46:35
See: Herod's Temple WAS on the Temple Mount (He had the original foundation expanded!)
See: Locating Solomon's Temple
See: The Real Site of Herod's Temple in Jerusalem
See: Have the Jews Been Wailing at the Wrong Wall?
See: Bottom Line: The Jews Have Probably Been Wailing at the Foundation Blocks of an Old Roman Fort (Built by one of their worst enemies ever!)
Will the Rapture or return of the LORD Jesus Christ occur WHILE the future 3rd Temple is being built? (Or perhaps during the planning stage of construction after the contractors have been given the "green light" to begin?)
4. Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
5. WHILE he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; listen to Him!"
Revelation 11 (During the 6th Trumpet)
1. Then I was given a measuring stick, and was told, "Go and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. (Layout of construction lines from a set of blueprints?)
2. But do not measure the outer courtyard, for it has been turned over to the nations. They will trample the holy city for 42 months.
3. And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."
15. Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."
Will the Ezekiel 38 invasion of Gog and Magog also go against Saudi Arabia? (Will it possibly begin as a seemingly benevolent Russian/Shiite military incursion against I.S.I.S. terrorists in Iraq and Syria ..... then "overflow" into northern Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel?)
8. After many days you will be visited: in the latter years you will come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always desolate: but they were brought forth out of the nations, and they will dwell safely all of them.
11. And you will say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; (Allegorically speaking of Israel without U.S. protection?) I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
13. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, will say unto thee, Have you come to take a spoil? have you gathered your company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14. Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwells safely, will you not know it?
40. And at the TIME OF THE END will the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north will come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he will enter into the countries, and will OVERFLOW and PASS OVER.
Most theologians assume Sheba and Dedan are simply bystanders or observers of an invasion focused on Israel because verse 11 implies, from verse 8, ("against the mountains of Israel") that they (people occupying "unwalled villages") are dwelling safely within their own borders. But this certainly does not accurately describe the situation there today as Palestinian homemade Qassam rockets rain down on Israeli towns almost everyday. However, the Saudis, Sheba and Dedan, ARE dwelling safely and living peacefully within unwalled cities of gigantic, luxurious skyscrapers and billionaire shieks. When I think of great riches as is mentioned in verse 13, I think of the 5-star hotels and restaurants, mega-wealthy oil billionaires driving Mercedes, diamonds, gold, and Arabian horses that live better than most middle class people. And now, it seems the rich Saudi government has decided it has the omnipotence to ban the Gregorian calendar in that country. In fact, no business can now be conducted there using the normal dating system recognized by the rest of the world. In the Bible, the antichrist will "seek to change times and laws" - Daniel 7:25.
Israel is full of walled cities including Jerusalem as well as the West Bank barrier, 470 miles long ... twice the length of the 1949 Armistice Line, Green Line, between the West Bank and Israel with vehicle-barrier trenches surrounded by an on average 200 ft. wide exclusion area supporting a 26 ft. tall concrete wall and the Gaza Strip barrier, a 23 – 30 ft. wall separating Gaza from Egypt. What is wrong with this picture? Today's current situation in Israel does not at all agree with verse 11. If someone wanted to invade the Middle East at this time for booty, why go up against a heavily fortified and militarized country like Israel that has no oil or great wealth like Saudi Arabia does? More than likely, the reason Sheba, Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish are asking why Gog is coming to take a great spoil is because they are all targets of the invasion, not Israel ... at least initially. But if they themselves were being threatened, it would be a much different story ... wouldn't it? No, I think there is much more to this scenario than first meets the reader's understanding. Remember, the U.S. and NATO ... the young lions of Tarshish ... have air and naval bases in Saudi Arabia ... the merchants of Tarshish are undoubtedly their oil customers. Again, if Israel is the target why even mention Sheba and Dedan? I doubt very seriously that the Saudis would care in the least bit to ask why a Muslim coalition would want to invade the Jews. In fact, just the opposite, they would be thinking good riddance ... finally, a solution to the Zionist problem in the Middle East. And you can bet, the world media will be covering this event with every resource they have available. There will be no shortage of eyes watching and mouths asking what Gog's intentions are. So why, specifically, are Sheba, Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish asking? Perhaps this incursion will be initiated by a Shitte Muslim coalition under the guise of some sort of Islamic peacekeeping force claiming to come only to squelch civil unrest, maybe in Syria or Iraq or both. Now, this mammoth invasion will most assuredly spill over and take up almost all of the Middle East, which includes Israel ... who will not escape its momentum with an extra incentive to wipe the Jews from off the face of the Earth while they are pillaging it.
But, apparently, they probably have underestimated and don't realize just how safe and secure Israel really is, as the end of verse 14 asks, "will you not know it?" And this is where I believe Israel will break out its arsenal of neutron bombs (clean nukes) using the "Samson Option" on the hordes of rabid, anti-semitic Ishmaeites, Persians, Russians and whoever else is with them. And if this isn't enough to stop them, the LORD Himself will intervene:
4. He that sits in the heavens will laugh: The Lord will have them in derision.
12. And he (Ishmael) will be a wild jackass of a man, his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he will dwell in the presence of all his brothers.
21. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord GOD: every man's sword will be against his brother.
This may be a first attempt to "Purify the Ummah" which, according to the Quran, will unite all Muslims for the common cause to rid the earth of Jews and drive Israel into the sea. It won't work, however, because the Shiites, Sunnis and other radical Islamic militants who form an uneasy alliance with one another against God's people will kill each other off in an unholy romp over the hill country of Judea all the way to Jerusalem. It will be like an explosive mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur. (Gunpowder) The Israelis may not even have to lift a finger in defense of their country.
4. And I will turn you back, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
See: Ezekiel 38 "Hook in the Jaw" (Recently Discovered Leviathan Gas Field off the Coast of Israel and Job 41:1-2)
In the first part of this verse where Ezekiel states "I will turn you back", I wonder if a better translation might be "I will set you back" instead since, recently, it has been speculated that the Israeli secret intelligence service, Mossad, conducted cyber attacks on Iran with the stuxnet computer virus and assassinated a nuclear scientist. These covert actions are said to have been done in an attempt to set back the Iranian nuclear program and stall its possible development of atomic weapons. It might also be referring to an air assault by the Israeli Air Force on those nuclear facilities which would most likely set back their program by several years. Regardless, however, it appears from the rest of the verse that these tactical maneuvers only delay the inevitable and result in a massive invasion from their enemies.
The U.S. invasion of Iraq caused the inevitable showdown between the Shiites and Sunnis to accelerate, as is clearly evident with their ongoing civil war. Perhaps this is just another facet of what the Bible describes as a shortening of time or quickening of events in the last days.
6. In that day will I make the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in sheaves; and they will devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem will be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
The word used here for "governor" in Hebrew is "aluf" which is also used by the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) for a lieutenant colonel...a military leader.
12. And this will be the plague which the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh will consume away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will consume away in their holes, and their tongue will consume away in their mouth.
This verse sounds just like the terrible results of a neutron bomb being dropped on an army. A tactical neutron bomb or "clean nuke" releases a powerful, high energy burst of neutrons and gamma radiation designed to maximize lethality to living tissue but minimize damage to buildings and equipment, leaving the infrastructure intact by producing minimal blast and heat in the explosion with little or no radioactive fallout left behind. I once worked with an ex-soldier from the U.S. Army who was on the front lines in Operation Desert Storm back in 1991. He told me his unit came up on an Iraqi tank column in the desert that seemed to be abandoned but not damaged in any way. However, upon closer inspection of the inside of the vehicles, he and his comrades found the charred remains of their occupants seemingly frozen in position as they last were before something suddenly hit them. He could not explain what it might have been and he was not known to be a liar, in fact, he was probably the most honest driver we had. I then told him there could only be one explanation for something like that ..... a neutron bomb. This tends to make you wonder if the Army might have conveniently used Desert Storm to test new or untried military hardware on enemy human guinea pigs for its own curiosity, illegally of course by international treaty.
See: David Bay Discusses Israel's 403 Mile Long Security Fence (The West Bank separation barrier is a blast wall to shield Israeli settlers from fuel-air bombs dropped by IDF aircraft onto the Palestinians!)
See: Thermobaric Weapon (Fuel-Air Bomb)
See: Is it a Fence? Is it a Wall? (The Electronic Intifada)
Is Bashar al-Assad the "king of the south" in Daniel 12 of the Bible?
The book of Daniel is one of the most difficult texts of prophetic scripture for scholars to decipher because almost everything in it is so ambiguous and allegorical. In chapter 12 he goes into an obscure, enigmatic story about a conflict between the "king of the north" and the "king of the south" which, presumably, is in logistical terms relative to the nation of Israel. Putting this passage of scripture into the perspective of current events, it is intrinsic to mention that Bashar al-Assad, who is currently the Shiite head of Syria, has been sending scud missiles and heavy armor not only to his southern border with Israel but to his northern border with Turkey as well, whom he is at loggerheads with at this time over the civil unrest going on in the region.
It would also be pertinent to mention that Syria is a sectarian split society made up of only about 13% Shia and 74% Sunni Muslims. Turkey is 98% Sunni Muslim. Assad is a Shiite "bird of prey" on the Sunni population of Syria, and is why he is on such good terms with Iran which is 98% Shiite Muslim. So where does this leave Iran in the mix? In case of a war with Israel, will the Shiite Iranians join a Sunni mob in a mutual alliance to drive Israel into the sea by using a blitzkrieg style romp through the Holy Land? It seems that this is the only thing the Sunnis and the Shiites can agree on, their reciprocal hatred of Israel. Daniel says that the "king of the north will come against" the "king of the south" "like a whirlwind" and "will overflow and pass over." There might be another possibility in line with this pattern of logic, that is Turkey could actually be the "king of the south" and Russia the "king of the north." Turkey is south of Moscow and if it "pushes" too hard on Syria, which is allied with Russia, this might cause a war between the two military titans. If this is the case, Assad might very well be the antichrist who kills his own people (Isaiah 14:20) and allies with the "king of the north." The Bible says that the antichrist does come out of Assyria with several references made to him as being an Assyrian. (Isaiah 10:5-6, Micah 5:5-6) With the escalation of hostilities in Syria between the majority resident Sunnis supporting their rebel "freedom fighters" and the ruling Alawite government which has now become a full-fledged civil war, a formal request for Russian military intervention may be the only way out for Assad. Otherwise, he could risk the same fate as Gaddafi, another Middle Eastern tyrant who ended up at the wrong end of a gun barrel with a bullet in his head. Will we soon see Russian boots on the ground in Syria, and could this be a clear-cut mechanism for the "hooks in your jaw" prophecy of Ezekiel 38:4?
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Yet another possibility might be that the "king of the south" is Saudi Arabia, with all their oil reserves essential for economic growth of upcoming world powers such as India and China. The "king of the north" then could be Russia, allied with Shiite controlled Iran who is diametrically opposed to its Sunni foe from the south. An invasion from such an alliance could threaten China's supply of the life "blood" they need for their development of world domination. Could a military incursion like this cause 200 million "kings from the East" (Revelation 9:16) to come roaring into the Middle East with a vengeance to protect their oil interests? And to top all this off, it seems that the United States has, basically, lined up with the Sunni Muslims in the Middle East, especially the Saudis, who many believe represent the "king of the south" instead of Assad. It must be kept in mind, however, that the "king of the north" wins this conflict, even though he comes to his doom later on.
It is also interesting to note that Daniel brings a female into the mix and mentions a failed alliance between these two kings. Might this be a possible reference to U.S. diplomatic efforts made by its National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, or some other woman ambassador sent as a representative to resolve a future impending conflict in the Middle East, maybe involving Russia and its Shiite allies?
6. And in the end of years they will make an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the south will come to the king of the north to make an agreement. But she will not retain the power of her authority, neither will he stand, nor his arm: but she will be given up, and they that brought her, and he who fathered her, and he who supported her in those times.
See: Daughter of the King of the South
See: Daniel's Timeline - Part 1 (Ken Johnson)
See: Daniel's Timeline - Part 2 (Ken Johnson)
40. And at the time of the end will the king of the south push at him: (By imposing tough economic sanctions on Russia like Obama is doing right now?) and the king of the north will come against him like a whirlwind, (Russian Typhoon submarines?) with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he will enter into the countries, and will overflow and pass over.
So if Turkey, which has the 4th largest military machine on earth, is the "king of the north" and winds up attacking Syria, the massive Sunni onslaught made up of rebel contingents from Libya, Egypt, Sudan and others will not be able to stop at the borders of Syria on the southern edge ... it will "overflow" into Israel. The inertial force of their forward momentum won't allow them to stop and their hatred for Israel will keep them going on their rabid way. As their military machine rages through Syria, raping, looting and murdering the whole way with no one to stand against them until they reach the border of Israel, they will probably regroup and form an uneasy alliance with Iran just before making the final push into the Valley of Megiddo and the surrounding hills of the region. Iran is not about to let another Islamic country take all the credit for the total annihilation of the Muslims most antithetical foe.
21. I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains, declares the Lord GOD: every man's sword will be against his brother.
Ezekiel was Daniel’s contemporary, arriving as a captive in Babylon eight years later. Many believe Daniel's "king of the north" is the same warring entity as Ezekiel's Gog of the north who will oppose the forces of the antichrist. They both had the same or similar vision but just described it in a different way. Some speculators argue that the "king of the north" and the "king of the south" will join forces against a third king, the antichrist or king of the west if you will, in Daniel 11:40. Most theologians don't see it this way though. They see no grounds for supposing that the identity of the conqueror in these verses changes anywhere within this passage of scripture. The "king of the north" is the antichrist according to most interpretations.
35. And some of them of understanding will fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
36. And the king will do as he pleases; and he will exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and will speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and will prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined will be done.
37. Neither will he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he will magnify himself above all.
38. But in his estate will he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not will he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39. Thus will he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he will acknowledge and increase with glory: and he will cause them to rule over many, and will divide the land for gain.
40. And at the time of the end will the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north will come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he will enter into the countries, and will overflow and pass over.
41. He will enter also into the glorious land, and many countries will be overthrown: but these will escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. (Jordan)
42. He will stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt will not escape.
43. But he will have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians (Sudanese) will be at his steps.
44. But tidings out of the east and out of the north will trouble him: therefore he will go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
45. And he will plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and none will help him.
See: Where We Are in the Timeline: Antichrist, Beast, King of the North/South
See: Daniel 11 - Antiochus and Antichrist Revisited
See: The Nationality of the Antichrist
See: Antiochus IV Epiphanes: The Antichrist of the Old Testament
See: The Daniel 11 Prophecy: Antiochus to Antichrist
For sake of argument, however, if we suppose a western antichrist is the victor in this conflict, it could explain how Daniel's "king of the north" or Ezekiel's northern Gog and Magog invaders are decisively defeated and driven back as the scriptures plainly predict. Even the prophet Joel may have seen this same military engagement as his writings are very similar in context to both Daniel and Ezekiel.
11. And it will come to pass in that day, that I will give to Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the travelers on the east of the sea: and it will block the way of the travelers: and there will they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they will call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
20. But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the eastern sea, and his back toward the western sea, and his stench will come up, and his foul smell will come up, because he has done great things.
Some debaters even have the third king just basically walking in and taking over the decimated areas left behind by the warring factions of the kings of the north and south, being able to "come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries" (Daniel 11:21) with little or no resistance at all. At this point Israel will more than likely have no power to resist him either, and this could be where a future 7-year peace treaty is signed or, possibly, the former OSLO agreement with the Palestinians is confirmed. (deal with the Devil, covenant with Satan, pact with Sheol) Also, by this time the king of the north or Russia/Gog/Magog has probably already nuked the United States in retaliation for interfering and being a large part of their defeat in the invasion of Israel, likely as a result from a coalition of NATO forces with the main obstacle being the American component. Or, perhaps a pre-emptive nuclear first strike has already occurred to keep the powerful U.S. military juggernaut out of the conflict altogether. Either way, the European U.N./NATO antichrist will be able to just walk in and take over.
See: Octavius/King of the North - Mark Antony/King of the South
See: Why Antiochus IV is NOT the Little Horn of Daniel 8
See: FESTIVAL OF DEDICATION
See: Mountains before the Temple
See: 1 MACCABEES - The Final Period of the Old Testament
Damascus will be totally destroyed overnight either by God or through the ravages of war, possibly at the hands of the Israeli Air Force armed with nukes.
1. The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.
14. And behold at evening time trouble; and before the morning he is no more. This is the portion of them that plunder us, and the lot of them that rob us.
See: The Prophecy of Damascus Starting to Fulfill (Non-nuclear "ruinous heap" of Damascus in Isaiah 17)
16. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those that are lost, neither will seek those that are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; (A Syrian billionaire's arrogance?) but he will eat the flesh of the fat, and will tear their hoofs in pieces. (A Syrian billionaire's nightly feast?)
17. Woe to the idol shepherd that leaves the flock! the sword will be on his arm, and on his right eye: his arm will be clean dried up, (Syrian army decimated ..... or, possibly will the antichrist's arm wither as a result of Polio which has made a resurgence in places like Pakistan and Syria as Red Cross vaccination convoys have increasingly come under ambush by Islamic rebel groups?) and his right eye will be utterly darkened. (Assad is an ophthalmologist, or eye doctor, gone bad ..... he has violated the Hippocratic Oath and betrayed his profession)
Iran (Elam) also will be destroyed and subjugated by its conquerors, the people of the Lord's army (Israel?).
34. The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah.
35. Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might. (Could the mainstay of their might be Iran's nuclear program which has been a bone of contention with the U.N. for so long? And might the bow that is broken be a reference to an airstrike on weapons facilities that destroys their potential nuclear ICBM production capacity?)
36. And I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven. And I will scatter them to all those winds, and there will be no nation to which those driven out of Elam will not come.
37. I will terrify Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, my fierce anger, declares the LORD. I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them,
38. and I will set my throne in Elam and destroy their king and officials, declares the LORD.
See: Will a Coalition of Nations Move Against Iran?
Egypt will also be nuked.
12. And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste will be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
2. I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and everyone will fight against his brother, everyone against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3. The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will confuse their plans. They will plead with their idols for wisdom and call on spirits, mediums, and will inquire of the sorcerers.
See: Future Nile River Tsunami in Egypt (Because of a Shoddy Dam Being Built Deliberately by Ethiopia - David Bay on Isaiah 19)
Evidently, Egypt will suffer the same fate as many other countries do at this time ..... nuclear obliteration. Ezekiel says her cities will be uninhabited for 40 years, which is about the amount of time it takes for radioactive fallout to disperse and nuclear decontamination to take place. A good example of this can be seen with the nuclear bomb tests on Bikini Atoll. Some 20 nuclear weapons tests were conducted there between 1946 and 1958. Thirty-nine years later the special International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Bikini Advisory Group determined in 1997 that "It is safe to walk on all of the islands" although the residual radioactivity on islands in Bikini Atoll is still higher than on other atolls in the Marshall Islands. It is not hazardous to health at the levels measured and the main radiation risk would be from the eating food, such as fruit or locally grown produce, which could add significant radioactivity to the body. Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 68 years after their atomic destruction in 1945, are huge, thriving metropolises at the time of this writing today in 2013 and have been for quite some time.
Will there actually be 3 different major wars against Israel in the near future?
The latest scuttlebutt on the prophecy speculation scene today has Israel fighting 3 separate wars:
1. Psalm 83 inner ring of angry bordering or close proximity neighbors
2. Ezekiel 38 outer ring of invaders coming in for the loot
3. Armageddon with all nations including 200 million screaming Chinese
The logic behind this thinking is that Israel's closest neighbors from Psalm 83 are conspicuously absent in Ezekiel's vision.
2. For, lo, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head.
3. They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones.
4. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5. For they have consulted together with one consent: (an attempt to "Purify the Ummah") They form an alliance against you:
6. The tents of Edom (Palestinian refugee camps), and the Ishmaelites (Saudi Arabia); of Moab (Jordan), and the Hagarenes (Egypt);
7. Gebal (Hezbollah), and Ammon, and Amalek (Arabs); the Philistines (Hamas) with the inhabitants of Tyre (Lebanon);
8. Assyria has joined them, too, and is allied with the descendants of Lot. (Moab and Ammon - Jordanians) Selah.
Pretty much the same entities that went to war with Israel in 1948, 1967 and 1973.
See: Psalm 83 - The Coming Mideast Wars, Parts 1 and 2 (Bill Salus)
See: Psalm 83 War (Bill Salus)
See: Was President Richard Nixon the saviour of Israel during the Yom Kippur War of 1973? (Time Bar - 48:20 to 51:08)
I once met a fellow that jokingly would say, "I just happen to be distant blood kin to two of the most infamous outlaws in American history, Jesse James ..... and Richard Nixon." He wasn't kidding though. He went on to explain that the relatives on his mother's side would always bring a 5-inch thick Nixon photo scrapbook every year to their family reunion in Lake Brownwood, Texas. And his grandmother on his dad's side showed him an obituary newspaper clipping of a woman directly related to the James family who was also related to his grandma by blood. Strangely, his association with outlaws seemed to be something that inescapably followed him around. According to him, his best friend in high school was a guy named Randy Barrow, who was closely related to the family of Clyde Barrow ..... you know, Bonnie and Clyde?
This invasion will be made up of a disastrous concatenation of opposing Islamic sectarian cohorts and they will not be able to remain civil with one another for very long as "every man's sword will be against his brother." It will prove to be like mixing ammonium nitrate with water. (e.g., Texas City Disaster - 1947) The cursory alliance will be their undoing and these Muslim hordes will end up killing one another by the droves. In fact, Israel may not have do do much fighting at all and will probably only have to do some "mopping up" in retrospect of the terrible aftermath. And this will be a perfect time for the antichrist to come in "peaceably" and with "flatteries" sporting a 7 year "one size fits all" treaty for a perfect world.
3. And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, you alone know.
Was the Holocaust of WWII actually the time of "Jacob's Trouble" or the Great Tribulation?
4. And these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
5. For thus says the LORD, "I have heard a sound of terror, Of dread, and there is no peace.
6. Ask now, and see, can a man bear a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor? Why has every face turned pale?
7. Alas! for that day is awful, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he will be saved out of it."
Has this event already been fulfilled in Bible prophecy? Or would the scattered nation of Israel have to be returned and set in place as it was in 1948 before it can happen? There is an incredible comparison that can be drawn from Auschwitz and the Great Tribulation. About 1.5 million people died at Auschwitz, of whom about 1.2 million were Jewish. That means that 1/5th of the six million Jews exterminated by Hitler died in this complex. Most Bible scholars see the first half of the seven year Tribulation period as relatively mild compared to it's 3½ year second half or Great Tribulation which reaps incredible destruction. Auschwitz opened its doors to death by gas chamber on September 3rd of 1941. The advance of the Soviet Army closed down the camp on January 27th of 1945. The death camp of the Holocaust was operating for 3½ years or 42 months. So the death camp at Auschwitz and the Great Tribulation last almost exactly the same length of time. Is this just a horrible coincidence? At least a couple of other astounding sequences of historical events occurred during this time period relating to the Jewish catastrophe.
Curse of the 9th of Av
On the 9th of Av, 1313 B.C. - the Israelites were poised to enter the Promised Land but they first dispatched two spies who came back with a bad report saying that it was unconquerable despite the fact that GOD had instructed them to go in and take the land which He had given them. (This is the 1st curse that started it all!)
On the 9th of Av, 423 B.C. - the 1st Temple (Solomon's Temple) was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. (Modern historians have dated this event at 586 B.C.)
On the 9th of Av, 70 A.D. - the 2nd Temple which had been rebuilt in 516 B.C., then refurbished and beautified centuries later (around 20 B.C.) by Herod, was destroyed by the Romans.
On the 9th of Av, 135 A.D. – the Bar Kochba revolt was crushed by Roman Emperor Hadrian. The city of Betar was captured and liquidated where over 100,000 Jews were slaughtered in their last stand against the Romans.
On the 9th of Av, 1290 - the Jews were expelled from England.
On the 9th of Av, 1492 - Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand ordered that the Jews be banished from Spain.
On the 9th of Av, 1914 - World War I began.
On the 9th of Av, 1941 - SS commander Heinrich Himmler formally received approval from the Nazi Party for "The Final Solution". Almost 50% of the Jews on the face of the earth were to be captured and killed before it was all over with.
On the 9th of Av, 1942 - the mass deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto, en route to Treblinka, a Nazi extermination camp in German-occupied Poland.
On the 9th of Av, 1990 - the Gulf War in Iraq began.
On the 9th of Av, 1994 - Comet Shoemaker/Levy 9 smashed 21 fragments into the planet Jupiter striking the planet with an estimated energy equivalent of 6,000,000 megatons of TNT. (This happened on a Shimita year which signaled GOD's judgements for the next three Shimita cycles ..... 21 = 7+7+7 ..... Elul 29 stock market disasters of 9/17/2001, 9/29/2008 and 9/13/2015 ???)
On the 9th of Av, 2005 - Israel gave up Gaza and the Jews were evacuated. (Shortly thereafter in early 2006, Ariel Sharon, who authorized the retreat, went into a coma for the next 8 years before he finally died in January of 2014)
On the 9th of Av, 2008 - Russia invaded Georgia who was going to allow Israel to use their military bases to bomb Iranian nuclear sites.
However, it should be pointed out at this time that many end time Bible scholars insist the Holocaust was a time of JUDAH'S trouble, (from Jeremiah 30:4) not Jacob's. Before the "time of Jacob's trouble" could happen, certain things were predicted.
First, two anti-Christ's must come. Some Bible scholars believe those were Napoleon and Adolph Hitler.
Second, there had to occur a 7 year tribulation period of unprecedented carnage. This occurred between the years of 1938 to 1945, World War II and the Holocaust. It is more commonly thought that World War II started in 1939 with Germany's invasion of Poland but that is incorrect. WWII actually started on March 12, 1938 when Germany annexed Austria, effectively putting its 192,000 Jews under Hitler's thumb and thrusting them into the Holocaust. The year 1938 was the beginning of the 7 year tribulation, which then ended in 1945. By 1938 Hitler had more direct control over government and political attitude towards Jews in Nazi Germany. New laws were implemented, and the segregation of Jews from the true "Aryan" German population was started. In particular, Jews were penalized financially for their perceived racial status. As of March 1, 1938, government contracts could no longer be awarded to Jewish businesses. On September 30, "Aryan" doctors could only treat "Aryan" patients. Provision of medical care to Jews was already hampered by the fact that Jews were banned from being doctors or having any professional jobs. Beginning August 17, 1938, Jews with first names of non-Jewish origin had to add Israel (males) or Sarah (females) to their names. Beginning October 5, 1938 their passports were invalidated, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes were given one marked with the letter "J" (Jude – Jew) effectively cutting off any "legal" escape from the Nazis. This date is believed by some Bible scholars to be the official beginning of the Holocaust and the prophesied 7 year Tribulation. Maybe God was punishing the Jews for their excessive legalism with a strong, unhealthy dose of Nazi law. Remember what Jesus said in Luke 11:46, "Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers." One can only imagine God's future judgement on America, land of the lawyers. Another possible start date might be November 12, 1938 when the German government issued a decree for the elimination of Jews from economic life, (Verordnung zur Ausschaltung der Juden aus dem deutschen Wirtschaftsleben) barring them from operating retail stores, sales agencies, and from carrying on a trade. The law also forbade Jews from selling goods or services at an establishment of any kind.
Third, there had to be a peace agreement that was in place at the time and that was broken halfway through the Tribulation spelling the beginning of the mass persecution and near destruction of Israel, which started with the Munich Agreement dated September 29, 1938 annexing the areas along Czechoslovakia's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation "Sudetenland" was coined. That action led the Soviet Union, who had a mutual military assistance treaty with Czechoslovakia, to reorient its foreign policy towards a rapprochement with Germany, which eventually led to the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact about 11 months later on August 23, 1939. This German/Russian peace agreement that in part divided the conquered country of Poland between both of the countries was really just a continuation of diplomatic positioning which resulted from the previous Munich monstrosity. Then as it was predicted, the peace agreement was broken halfway (approximately) through the Tribulation on June 22nd, 1941 by Germany's invasion of Russia and this, at the same time, signaled the beginning of the "final solution" phase of the Holocaust. The country of Israel existed at that time in dispersion or exile primarily scattered throughout Europe and that is what is meant by the near destruction of Israel. So, it might be said that the long prophesied 7 (Jewish) Year (360 days) Tribulation, or as it is now more commonly called the Holocaust, started with Germany's Munich Agreement on September 29, 1938 and ended with the conclusion of WWII after the dropping of the second atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Nagasaki and consequent surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945, a total of 2530 days. Other Bible scholars calculate the date of the 7 year Tribulation beginning at Hitler's annexation of Austria on March 12th, 1938 and the ending with the liberation of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, by Russian troops on January 27, 1945, a total of 2514 days. However, one of the most uncanny "coincidences" of date calculations directly concerned with the misery of Jewish humanity during that time period can be seen as follows:
October 5, 1938 - Jewish passports were invalidated and marked with a large, colored “J” which was intended to prevent German Jews from passing as Christians and smuggling themselves into Switzerland, trapping and preventing them from escaping "legally" to other countries.
August 28, 1945 - Indictments were handed down on Nazi war criminals.
FROM October 5, 1938 TO August 28, 1945 was exactly 2520 days. (7 Jewish years)
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Result: 2520 days or exactly 7 Jewish years: 360 X 7 = 2520 days
17. Your crowned (high level Nazi commanders - Hitler was obsessed with the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire and was among the relics he confiscated from the Schatzkammer in Vienna, Austria) are like the locusts, and your officials like the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges on the cold day, but when the sun arises they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. (Nazi War Criminals seemed to just disappear after WWII)
March 17, 1942 - The official date given for the start of Aktion Reinhard or Operation Reinhard which was the code name given to the Nazi plan to murder Polish Jews in the General Government. The operation marked the most deadly phase of the Holocaust with the introduction of extermination camps. As many as two million people, almost all of whom were Jews, were sent to Belzec, Sobibór, and Treblinka to be intentionally murdered. Belzec extermination camp’s three gas chambers began operating. Its first victims were Jews deported from Lublin and Lvov.
FROM October 5, 1938 TO March 17, 1942 was exactly 1260 days or ½ of 2520 days.
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Result: 1260 days or exactly 3½ Jewish years (First ½ of the Tribulation?)
1. At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has never happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people, everyone whose name is found written in the book will be delivered.
11. From the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1290 days.
12. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1335 days.
The Hebrew word used here for "daily sacrifice" is "tamiyd" and has nothing to do with temple sacrifice. It simply means "daily" or "regularly employed" or "continual employment" and the word "sacrifice" was incorrectly added by Bible translators. (See: Strong's 8548) This same word is used in Ezekiel 39:14 to describe the massive 7 month cleanup and burial of Gog's invading hordes.
1335 - 1290 = 45 days
1335 - 1260 = 75 days
January 27, 1945 - Russian troops liberated Auschwitz.
April 11, 1945 - U.S. Army liberated Buchenwald, one of the first and the largest Nazi concentration camps on German soil.
FROM January 27, 1945 TO April 11, 1945 was exactly 75 days.
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February 4, 1938 - Hitler assumed High Command of the Armed Forces, which gave him direct control of the German military.
February 20, 1938 - Adolf Hitler made his famous Reichstag speech in which he demanded self-determination for 10 million Germans in Austria and Czechoslovakia. Austria became eaten alive from within by the emboldened Nazi agitators who embraced his speech. Mobs brazenly tore down the red-white-red Austrian flag and raised the swastika banner while police, under Seyss' control, stood by and watched. The escalating political unrest soon caused economic panic. People rushed to banks and withdrew all of their money. Overseas orders for goods and services were abruptly canceled. Tourists stayed home. A few outer provinces were even taken over by Austrian Nazis. In Vienna, Schuschnigg's government was beginning to fold under the pressure – just what Hitler and the Austrian Nazis had hoped for. This speech marked the beginning of his true intentions for conquest and showed the world just how powerful an orator he really was. Twenty-one days later the Nazis marched into Austria. So, it might be said that WWII actually began with this particular discourse of venomous proportions.
March 12, 1938 - Germany annexed Austria.
July 6, 1938 - The Law for the Alteration of Regulations of Industrial Enterprises prohibited numerous Jewish business activities in Germany. Jews could no longer operate real estate, information, loan, private security, marriage, brokerage, or administrative offices. They were even prohibited from serving as tour guides and were ordered to declare their assets and "sell" their businesses. (This official edict could be seen as the "tamiyd" or "continual employment" that is "taken away" in Daniel 12:11 - 1st decree of Jewish employment liberties "taken away")
October 5, 1938 - Jews’ passports were invalidated, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes were given one marked with the letter "J" (Jude – Jew)
November 12, 1938 - The German government issued a decree for the elimination of Jews from economic life, (Verordnung zur Ausschaltung der Juden aus dem deutschen Wirtschaftsleben) barring them from operating retail stores, sales agencies, and from carrying on a trade. The law also forbade Jews from selling goods or services at an establishment of any kind. (This law might also be a good candidate for the "tamiyd" or "continual employment" that is "taken away" in Daniel 12:11 - 2nd decree of Jewish employment liberties "taken away")
January 30, 1939 - Appearing before the Nazi Reichstag (Parliament) on the sixth anniversary of his coming to power, Adolf Hitler made a speech commemorating that event and also made a public threat against the Jews by saying in case of another World War "the result will not be the Bolshevizing of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!"
June 22, 1941 - Operation Barbarossa, the code name for Germany's invasion of the USSR during the Second World War, began with the invasion of over four million soldiers of the Axis powers along a 2,900 km (1,800 mi) front, the largest invasion in the history of warfare. In addition to troops, Barbarossa used 600,000 motor vehicles and 750,000 horses. The ambitious operation was driven by Adolf Hitler's persistent desire to conquer the Soviet territories as embodied in Generalplan Ost. It marked the beginning of the pivotal phase in deciding the victors of the war. The German invasion of the Soviet Union caused a high rate of fatalities: 95% of all German Army casualties that occurred from 1941 to 1944, and 65% of all Allied military casualties from the entire war.
July 31, 1941 - (7th of Av, 5701) In a memo to SS chief Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring authorizes the "Final Solution" (complete annihilation) for Europe's Jews.
August 2, 1941 - (9th of Av, 5701) SS commander Heinrich Himmler formally presented his plan to carry out the “Final Solution” on European Jewry to the Nazi Party. One year later, to the day, the plan was officially implemented.
August 16, 1941 - Rosenberg, the Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories, issues an official order on forced labor for all Jews between 14 and 60 years of age.
September 1, 1941 - German Jews are ordered to wear yellow stars.
September 3, 1941 - The first test use of Zyklon-B gas (hydrogen cyanide) at Auschwitz debuted in the underground cells of Block 11 with the extermination of around 600 Soviet prisoners of war and 250 Poles. Could this possibly be the actual beginning of the "abomination that causes desolation" which was "set up" for testing and being made ready for later use on millions of Jews? (However, it must be stressed that no Jews were massacred in this initial "abomination")
September 17, 1941 - Beginning of the general deportation of German Jews on railway trains departing for ghettos and concentration camps in the East.
September 21, 1941 - Eve or beginning of Rosh HaShanah and mass exterminations of Jews by killing squads in Lithuania.
December 8, 1941 - First time that the Nazi's used gas to exterminate Jews in hermetically sealed mobile gas vans with carbon monoxide exhaust fumes at Chelmno.
January 15, 1942 - The FIRST Zyklon-B gas shower plans for Auschwitz/Birkenau were made with blueprints that detailed the ventilation system. The oldest preserved technical drawings of the crematorium that was built at Birkenau are dated January 15, 1942. They were made by SS-Unterscharfuehrer Ulmer of Zentralbauleitung (the Central Construction Administration), checked by SS-Untersturmfuehrer Walter Dejaco of the same office, and approved by the head office, SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Karl Bischoff (drawing nos. 936,937,938.) More detailed drawings and plans followed in short order. The first gas chamber was located in the largest room of Crematorium I originally designated as a morgue and adapted as “Provisional Gas Chamber I" which went into operation later in January 1942 there at Auschwitz. Mass gassing of Jews then began at two more provisional gas chambers, Bunkers No. 1 and No. 2, the so-called "little red house" and "little white house" of Auschwitz II/Birkenau. The first provisional gas chamber did not have the capacity of the second, more advanced ones. "Only" about 10,000 people were murdered inside Crematorium I compared to 350,000 to 400,000 in the other two converted bunkers and Crematoriums II, III, IV and IV. These first "shower" construction blueprints could be the original (1st) "set up" for the apparatus of "the abomination that causes desolation" or, possibly, the actual physical conversion of the second, more advanced, higher capacity gas chambers in May of 1942 was the (2nd) "set up" of the "abomination" of mass hydrogen cyanide gassing.
January 16th to January 29th, 1942 - Tens of thousands of Jews were deported from Lodz to Chelmno and gassed to death inside hermetically sealed mobile vans by carbon monoxide exhaust fumes.
March 20, 1942 - Mass gassing operations began at Bunker 1 (the "little red house") at Auschwitz II/Birkenau.
May 24, 1942 - By this time Bunker 2 ("little white house") at Auschwitz II/Birkenau was completed and mass gassings began sometime in June. (2nd "set up")
Gas Chamber and Crematorium II - Operated from March 1943 through November 1944.
Gas Chamber and Crematorium III - Operated from June 1943 through November 1944.
Gas Chamber and Crematorium IV - Operated from March 1943 until October 7, 1944.
Gas Chamber and Crematorium V - Operated from April 1943 until January 1945.
FROM July 6, 1938 (First "tamiyd" or "continual employment" that is "taken away") TO January 15, 1942 (First blueprints for the "set up" apparatus of cyanide gas "showers" bringing on "the abomination that causes" extermination) was exactly 1290 days.
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Result: 1290 days
FROM November 12, 1938 (2nd decree of Jewish employment liberties "taken away") TO May 24, 1942 (2nd "set up" of "abomination that causes desolation" at the "little white house" in Auschwitz II/Birkenau) was exactly 1290 days.
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Result: 1290 days
FROM March 12, 1938 (Germany annexed Austria) TO September 21, 1941 (Rosh HaShanah) was exactly 1290 days.
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Result: 1290 days (Extended First ½ of the Tribulation?)
FROM February 4, 1938 (Hitler took full control of Germany) TO August 16, 1941 (forced "daily" labor) was exactly 1290 days.
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Result: 1290 days
FROM February 20, 1938 (Hitler's Reichstag speech that that brought on WWII causing Jewish freedoms to be "taken away") TO September 3, 1941 (first documented instance of testing deadly cyanide Zyklon-B gas at Auschwitz with the mass gassing of 850 non-Jewish prisoners which "set up" the "abomination" of systematic, machine-like efficiency of mass murder) was 1292 days.
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Result: 1292 days
4. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. (Was Jesus alluding to the "daily sacrifice" or tamiyd of Daniel 12:11, which translates as continual employment, being "taken away" from the Jews in the Holocaust?)
November 4, 1941 - The last of a twenty train convoy made its way from Germany to the Lodz ghetto. In all, 19,837 Jews were taken. Banishment became official as the Reich Trusry issued directives that Jews not employed in businesses of importance to the people's economy will be banished to one of the cities in the East. The property of the Jews who are to be banished will be confiscated. So, this date seems to just be a continuation of Nazi atrocities, not something to hope for as Daniel 12:12 might suggest. However, does this verse imply an extension of the 1290 days to 1335 days OR is its actual intention to ADD 1335 days to the previous 1290 days?
FROM September 21, 1941 (Rosh HaShanah) TO November 4, 1941 was exactly 45 days.
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Result: 45 days
April 11, 1945 - U.S. Army liberated Buchenwald, one of the first and the largest Nazi concentration camps on German soil.
April 29, 1945 - U.S. 7th Army liberated Dachau.
April 30, 1945 - Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker.
May 8, 1945 - Germany officially surrendered.
May 9, 1945 - Stutthof, a German Nazi concentration camp near the Free City of Danzig, was the last camp liberated by the Allies ..... the holocaust was over.
May 17, 1945 - (Sivan 5) Eve or beginning of the Jewish day of Pentecost - All of the Nazi concentration camps and subcamps had been liberated by this time.
May 18, 1945 - (Sivan 6) Jewish Pentecost, one of the most holy days that Jews observe.
FROM September 3, 1941 (first mass gassing tests of Zyklon-B gas at Auschwitz) TO April 29, 1945 (U.S. 7th Army liberated Dachau) was exactly 1335 days.
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Result: 1335 days (End of the Great Tribulation?)
FROM September 21, 1941 (Rosh HaShanah) TO May 17, 1945 (Pentecost) was exactly 1335 days.
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Result: 1335 days
FROM August 16, 1941 (forced labor) TO April 11, 1945 (U.S. Army liberated Buchenwald) was exactly 1335 days.
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Result: 1335 days
25. And he will speak great words against the most High, and will wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they will be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
And, boy, did Hitler and the Nazis ever change laws to fit their evil plans, especially for the Jews. However, it must be stressed here that this antichrist will "THINK" (seek,try,plan) to change "times and laws" but not necessarily that he WILL change them or at least, if so, only for a 3½ year period of time. Many contemporary Bible scholars identify this passage of scripture with an Islamic antichrist and the Muslims' attempt to introduce and incorporate Sharia Law into the governments of every country they settle in. As well, the Saudis have already (recently) changed over from the Gregorian calendar to the Islamic calendar and other Muslim countries will most likely follow suit, sooner or later.
Is the Dome of the Rock the "Abomination of Desolation"?
FROM 606 B.C. (Daily sacrifice interrupted when the Babylonians first took the Jews of Israel captive and confiscated all their sacrificial utensils) TO 685 A.D. (Construction began on the Dome of the Rock - Abomination of Desolation where Muslims worship their moon god "Allah") = 1290 (solar/365.24 day) years
FROM 685 A.D. TO 2020 A.D. = 1335 solar years (Daniel 12:12 - "Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand, three hundred and thirty five days.")
Other scholars use the 360 day Hebrew year with slightly different starting and ending points to arrive at their calculation:
Sacrifices were suspended three times in the Old Testament: Once before Daniel (Chronicles 28:24-25), once during the Babylonian captivity in 583 B.C. (Chronicles 36:19 and Ezra 3:6), and once about four hundred years later, by the antichrist archetype Greek king Antiochus IV Epiphanes. A 360 day prophetic year is equal to 0.9857 solar year (360/365.24) so, 1290 x 0.9857 = 1271.5 solar years. Subtracting 583 B.C. from 1271.5 years we get 688.5 A.D., the founding year of The Dome of the Rock - THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION.
Another very interesting theory circulating out there in cyberspace involves Obama's dedication of the steel beam on the One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) and the "abomination of desolation" of Daniel 12. By using the Blue Letter Bible and Strong's Concordance, some translators claim that the scriptures might be read as follows:
Daniel 12:11 - From the time that the daily sacrifice (continual employment, job position - presidency) is taken (the oath of office) till the idol that makes terror is set up, there will be 1290 days.
FROM January 20, 2009 (Obama inaugurated) TO August 2, 2012 (Terror Idol - Obama signed a steel beam on the Freedom Tower which replaced the Twin Towers destroyed by terrorists) = 1290 days
Daniel 12:12 - Therefore, watch and wait until the Blessed Day (Rosh Hashanah) that is a thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
FROM January 20, 2009 (Obama inaugurated) TO September 16, 2012 (Rosh Hashanah - Feast of Trumpets Holy or Blessed Day) = 1335 days
FROM November 4, 2008 (Election of Obama "confirmed") TO September 28, 2015 (SUPER Blood Moon on the Feast of Tabernacles, Monday - Tishri 15, the final 7th feast of the Jewish year) = 2520 Days or 7 Jewish Years of 360 Days Each
FROM January 20, 2009 (Obama inaugurated) TO December 14, 2015 (8th and last day of Hanukkah) = 2520 Days
FROM October 9, 2009 (Obama awarded Nobel Peace Prize) TO March 22, 2013 (Obama enters Jerusalem) = 1260 days (Abomination of Desolation?)
FROM March 22, 2013 (Obama mocks Jesus as he enters Israel 6 days before Passover?) TO September 1, 2016 (Annular Solar Eclipse - 28th of Av 5776) = 1260 days (Great Shofar sounds off for God's people to make their "Ele"xit from Babylon?)
See: TORAH CODES - Shocking Evidence About Obama and "Asteroid" for 2015/2016!!!
See: Daniel 12 + Revelation 12 = Matthew 24: Parallel Scriptures Give Timeline
See: Daniel 12 Fulfilled in 2012!
Daniel 9 (International Standard Version)
24. Seventy weeks ('sevens' or years) have been decreed concerning your people and your holy city: to restrain transgression, to put an end to sin, to make atonement for lawlessness, to establish everlasting righteousness, to conclude vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.
10. For thus says the LORD, "That after seventy years are accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place."
May 14, 1948 (People of Israel "go forth" and declare their Independence) - May 14, 2018 = 70 years
Final 7 years = May 14, 2011 to May 14, 2018
November 29, 1947 (U.N. Resolution 181 for establishment of Jewish State) - Nov. 29, 2017 = 70 years
Final 7 years = Nov. 29, 2010 to Nov. 29, 2017
Did the "covenant" of Daniel 9:27 happen when Obama endorsed the approval for the new nuclear nonproliferation treaty with Russia on February 2, 2011 in the Oval Office? This document was the instrument for ratification of the New StraTegic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) which officially went into force three days later on February 5, 2011. Among other issues such as global warming and reaching out to the Muslim world, Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for just promoting nuclear nonproliferation in speeches like the one he made in Prague. He then confirmed this commitment when he ratified a "covenant with many for one seven" year period in the New START Treaty which formally began February 5, 2011 and has a deadline of precisely seven years later on February 5, 2018. President Obama and President Medvedev initially signed the agreement in Prague on April 8, 2010 which was a fitting location given that one year before, Obama had been there for a major speech committing to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. However, the actual ratification of the treaty took place in the Oval Office in the West Wing of the White House on February 2, 2011. This "covenant" was never highly publicized by the media because the regular pool of print and wire reporters were not allowed into the room to witness the event and the only pictures taken were those by official White House photographers. With this in mind, could July 15, 2014 (exactly 1260 days or 3.5 Biblical Hebrew years from February 2, 2011) be a possible watch date for something important to happen such as, perhaps, a ripple or glitch in the truce? Is July 15, 2014 the middle of the "week" of Daniel 9:27? It simply stands to reason that if 70 final years are determined for Israel, the endpoint would have to be between November 29, 2017 and May 14, 2018 since U.N. Resolution 181 was on November 29, 1947 but the people of Israel didn't actually "go forth" into the land and officially declare their independence until May 14, 1948. The final 7 years of that 70 year time period would then have to be somewhere between November 29, 2010 and May 14, 2018. Lo and behold, the 7 year limit of the New START Treaty is right in the "midst" of that time span, Feb. 5, 2011 - Feb. 5, 2018 ..... just as Daniel 9:27 explains. On top of that, the "midst" or exact middle of a standard Jewish 7 year period (2520 days = 360 days for each year) from the actual ratifying (confirmation) of this "covenant" on Feb. 2, 2011 is July 15, 2014 or Tammuz 17 (traditionally a very solemn Jewish day of mourning leading up to the infamous 9th of Av three weeks later), which by the way, was the day Israel worshiped the golden calf in Moses' time and also, coincidentally(?), just happened to fall on July 4, 1776. Weird, isn't it? The mid-Trib view divides the Tribulation into two periods of 1260 days each, according to Daniel 9:27 and Daniel 12:7 and sees the Rapture of the Church occurring at that midpoint. So, if indeed July 15, 2014 was the middle of Daniel's final shabuwa, or last 7 years, we might have to look for a post-Trib escape instead.Daniel 9
13. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain saint who spoke, "How long will be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?"
14. And he said, "For two thousand and three hundred days; then will the sanctuary be cleansed."
The Hebrew word "tsadaq" used here for "cleansed" has nothing to do with cleaning or washing off. It means to justify, vindicate, make right, or bring justice. (See: Strong's 6663) And the Hebrew word "qodesh" for "sanctuary" can be translated as holy ones or saints ..... God's people, the Jews? (See: Strong's 6944) So, verse 14 MIGHT be understood to read, "...For two thousand and three hundred days; then will God's people, the Jews, be vindicated."
January 24, 1939 - Nazi Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Göring ordered Reinhard Heydrich to establish the Reich Central Office for Jewish Emigration, and informed him to organize and accelerate the emigration or evacuation of Jews out of Germany and into ghettos and concentration camps. Heydrich appointed Gestapo chief Heinrich Müller to head it. Could this have been the real beginning of the Tribulation?
May 11, 1945 - Russian Army liberated some 1,100 Jewish prisoners working at the famous sympathizer and rescuer Oskar Schindler's German factory in Brnenec, Czechoslovakia, who had fled earlier that week with six other Jews from his factory, his work done.
Daniel 11 (NLT)
34. During these persecutions, little help will arrive, and many (not all) who join them will not be sincere.
Could this verse be a reference to those who helped the Jews during the Holocaust, like Oscar Schindler?
FROM January 24, 1939 TO May 11, 1945 was exactly 2300 days.
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Result: 2300 days (Daniel 8:14?)
FROM January 30, 1939 (Hitler's threat to wipe out all European Jews in Reichstag speech) TO May 17, 1945 (Sivan 5 - Eve or beginning of the Jewish day of Pentecost) was exactly 2300 days.
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Result: 2300 days
Hitler came along at just the "right" time in history to be able to pull such a hideous, monumental task off without being detected by the populations of other countries. Technology had advanced just far enough to facilitate mass murder incognito, but not too far to allow the dastardly deeds to be noticed by the media, unlike the omnipresent video lens of today. Online social networks nowadays would never miss a ghastly perpetration of such monstrous proportions. Images of people being herded into railroad boxcars and weird looking "freight" vans never to be seen or heard from again would go viral almost instantaneously. Mass burials might get caught on live feeding cell phone cameras with scenes of bulldozers pushing mounds of dirt into huge dug out trenches where thousands of dead bodies were thrown. Even if it could be done, it wouldn't go unnoticed like it did from 1941 to 1945 in Nazi Germany. The reason that the Father sent the Holocaust in the first place is officially explained by God in the parable of the wedding feast. Also in this parable, God for the first time documents the reasons for the official transition of the title of "the chosen people" from the Jews, who accept half of God's words in the Bible, to the Christians who accept all of God's words, the whole Bible. The Jews must accept Christ as their true Savior (and a remnant WILL according to the Bible) before they can ever obtain salvation. The parable of the wedding feast goes as follows:
1. Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,
2. "The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
3. And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.
4. Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.'
5. But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,
6. and the rest seized his slaves and they mistreated them and they killed them. (Jesus and most of the Old Testament prophets)
7. But then the King became enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their cities on fire. (the Holocaust)
8. Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
9. Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite them to the wedding feast.'
10. Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found who would come, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests."
After the Jewish Messiah sent by God was officially rejected, Jesus then prophesied and foretold of the upcoming tribulation period of the Holocaust that would come about as a result of that rejection.
24. and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
19. "But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
20. But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
21. For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
22. Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short."
But is a scattered Jewish population restored from their international diaspora a precondition of the Great Tribulation? Or was the Holocaust of WWII the great cleansing spoken of in Ezekiel 36 and 37, something that has already happened?
22. Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD; I do this not for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for my holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the nations, where you went.
23. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations will know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD, when I will be sanctified in you before their eyes.
24. For I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you will be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
21. Say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land;
22. And I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king to them all: and they will be no more two nations, neither will they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
23. Neither will they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so will they be my people, and I will be their God."
In both chapters, if the chronological order of the verses is taken into consideration, first comes the return or regathering, then comes the cleansing. This would mean then that the cleansing has not occurred yet and certainly the promised "one king" has not showed up yet either. By all accounts, so far, these verses of prophecy are still to be fulfilled. However, it also must be stressed that IF the standard English translation of verse 14 IS used, the cleansing spoken of here appears not to be a violent, tribulation-like event whatsoever. In fact, it evidently seems to indicate a gentle sprinkling or washing, like a Baptism. Has the Great Tribulation already happened? Possibly. If so, the next major occurrence dealing with end time prophecy may be the 2nd coming of Christ since, according to the Bible, He will return "IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation of those days" and it doesn't sound like a good thing for most people on Earth when He gets here. In light of this prophetic text, could the "miracle" of the establishment of Israel as a nation, being resurrected after nearly two millennia in 1948 almost immediately after WWII and the Holocaust, in itself actually be the 2nd Coming? Personally, I don't think so, however, it is interesting to note that Jewish forces DID gain a foothold in West Jerusalem during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War which might reflect to the verse that states "Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion." (Psalm 2:6) Between 1948 and 1967 King David's Tomb on Mount Zion in Jerusalem fell on the Israel side of the Green Line while the Old City was occupied by Jordan, which barred entry to Jews even for the purpose of praying at Jewish holy sites, including those on the Mount of Olives.
See: Jesus' Feet Have Already Touched Down on the Mount of Olives
IF the 10-horned beast IS a future 10-zoned global partition comprised of almost every nation on Earth, and if Christ kills this beast, in which the Bible clearly states that He will, then He apparently destroys the better part of the entire world, along with its inhabitants. So is this beast a man or a worldwide system?
6. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places. (Happening every day, more and more, with increasing frequency)
29. IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation of those days will the sun be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken:
30. And then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then will all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
11. And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name was called The Word of God.
14. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
16. And he has on his robe and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
19. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
See: I Saw the Tribulation (Ken Peters)
See: The Reapers are coming in 2015 - Alien invasion!
See: An asteroid or meteor will hit the earth on September 24, 2015 - you have been warned!!!
See: Jesus returns in 2015 after 40 Jubilee's "in the wilderness"
Ezekiel sees men continually employed burying and cleaning up the contaminated, possibly radioactive, land where the hordes of Gog have died and their bodies have created a biohazard. Special cleanup crews wearing protective clothing from disease and radiation will most likely be required.
9. You will ascend and come like a storm, you will be like a cloud (Masses of Russian paratroopers parachuting down on northern and central Israel?) to cover the land, you, and all your bands, and many people with you.
See: The Secret Number 38 (Lockheed P-38 Lightning "Fork-tailed Devil"; .38 Special; Ezekiel 38; 1938 - Holocaust/Beginning of 7-year Tribulation; 238 Question Marks in Erich von Däniken's Book, "Chariots of the Gods")
See: Signs of the Mysterious Number 38 (What does it mean!? The number of death? Move over Sam and Dean, this is the real SUPERNATURAL)
See: What is the meaning of the number 38? (Why are certain people seeing this number so frequently?)
See: Magic Hexagon - 38 Array (Matrix Sum of the Number 38)
See: Rapture Dream About the Completion of the 144,000 Elect (38 × 38 × 99.723% = 144,000: ALMOST COMPLETE!)
The shafts from the queen's chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza are at specific angles. Each shaft is 90 – 51.42857 = 38.5714 degrees. Also, the line of the two outer pyramids is set at 38 degrees from true north, which supposedly was the angle of Orion's Belt to the North Star in 10,500 B.C. I read an old voluminous book about pyramidology years ago where the author (I think it was Professor C. Piazzi Smyth) said that he believed the number 38 was associated with death. I rolled into Trinidad, CO by AMTRAK train on 06/03/2016, got off and checked into the only visible motel within walking distance. Immediately, I began seeing the number 38 all over the place. An old steam powered train engine on display in front of the Safeway store is numbered 638. The price on the menu at a restaurant called Lee's BBQ, which opened in 1938, is $7.38 for a BBQ sandwich. What's weird about this is that all the other prices are pretty standard, like $8.75 or $9.00 or $7.99. I've never seen such a strange price on a menu. What possessed them to put such a distinct price for a food item? Or did they really have any choice in the matter? I doubt if they had any idea what they were doing at the time. I then found another strange #38 anomaly at a place called Haunted Corazon Ghost Tours located at 238 E. Main Street. (Even though the official address according to their webpage is 232 E. Main, the building where the business is has two addresses on it. An antique store is actually located at 232 E. Main but there is another office-like space right next door at 238 E. Main where the ghost tours are. The number 238 is directly below their company banner.) In addition, almost every hour on the hour I began to see the digital clock in my room at 38 minutes after (6:38, 7:38, 8.38 etc...) as if my eyes were being directed towards the clock at 38 minutes after the hour, without my permission or intention to look. The number just seemed to pop up in front of me while I was not looking for it. I also have been seeing the number 777 on vehicle license plates for many years in the same manner. I don't look for signs, but I sure the hell am getting them thrust on me, no matter what, almost whacking me upside the head with the frequency they occur at times. At first, it made me want to put a Cap'n Pike on whatever was pulling this bunch of freakish tomfoolery. These signs were set up and embedded by someone, or something, years ago, even decades ago and in the case of the old Santa Fe steam engine #638 for well over a century. It was running the rails on its route along the Santa Fe Trail in this area way back in the mid 1800's, as a matter of fact long before my deceased grandfather retired from the Santa Fe Railroad Co. in 1969. The old brick building at 238 E. Main where the ghost tours are dispatched from was built in the early 1900's, while Lee's BBQ was established in 1938. (Although I'm sure a BBQ sandwich didn't cost $7.38 back then.) Apparently, time is of no issue to whoever, or whatever, placed these objects here to be observed and recognized as supernatural markers. What is it about this number? What does it mean? A bad omen? What? One thing is for sure, though, during the two months that I stayed there a rash of violence and death all over the world sprang up like I've never seen. Just nine days after I arrived, the Orlando shooting incident occurred on June 12, 2016 which was the worst terrorist attack carried out by a single individual in U.S. history. Turkey experienced at least two major suicide bombings and/or shootings, one on June 7 which killed 11 people (mostly police officers) inside a central tourist district in Istanbul and the Ataturk airport attack on June 30 that killed 41 in explosions and gunfire. Several stabbings and vehicular assaults happened in Israel. Then, on 06/26/2016, only 23 days after I arrived, a family of 6 on their way to church driving down Las Animas County Road 75.1, about 3 miles east of Trinidad, was struck by an AMTRAK train which killed all of them but one little 4-year old girl. On July 3, as celebrations for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan wound down, a minivan packed with explosives in central Baghdad blew up and killed at least 250 people, the third mass slaughter across three countries in less than a week. The attack was the deadliest in Baghdad in years and was among the worst Iraq has faced since the American invasion of 2003. July 8 saw the sniper attack that killed 5 police officers and wounded 6 others in Dallas, TX while just a few days later on July 17 six police officers were shot and three killed in Baton Rouge, LA. On July 14, an Islamic terrorist rammed a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France killing 84 people. It was touch and go there for a couple of months, one episode after another ... like BAM! BAM! BAM! Before one incident could be thoroughly covered by the media, another one would supersede it. If the number 38 is not the number of death, it sure cozies up to the idea and seems to be a part of it. You know, if it were just for the physical signs that can be reached out and touched, I might have just blown them off as insignificant and coincidental. But the ones showing themselves on the digital clocks in my room at 38 minutes past almost every hour, confirmed the peculiar phenomenon. And it's not only happening to me, a few other people are also seeing the number 38 all too frequently. Nervously, I began to wonder if these occurrences may have something to do with my being at this location, in this little town. But that would be rather condescending of me, now wouldn't it ... that is, to think other people's lives depended on where I just happened to be at the time? Talk about delusions of grandeur, right? Nevertheless, I decided to put this theory to the test. So, after two months I moved away thinking the signs of the number 38 would just disappear. WRONG! (♪♫♪ "... Don't be here when the morning comes ... Yes, I'll be here when the morning comes ... I'll be right here and I ain't gonna run ... I bought this house and now you know I'm the boss ... Ain't no haunt gonna run me off ..." ♪♫♪) Anyway, so when I relocated this time, I made sure a digital clock (on the microwave) was visible in the room at all times. It was a lesson in futility, however, as I still began to notice the number 38 at about the same rate as before and all the cussing, questioning and plain disgust didn't change a damn thing ... I just kept seeing them. I should've known, it's not WHERE you are ... it's WHO you are! Like, it's not in the hardware, it's in the software. Or, perhaps IT IS both. Maybe it does matter who AND where you are. And, maybe even when you’re there, however orchestrated the whole thing might be. (Free will? I wonder!) Appropriately, Native American Indians from the Southwest are well aware of ET's and say they are mischievous, they play with men's (and women's) minds. Is this what's going on with the signs of the number 38? Are aliens messing with certain, selected individuals simply to try to make them snap? Or, are they showing these signs to the "Elect" for some other purpose? Regardless, this paranormal experience has all the hallmarks or forensics of a bizarre supernatural phenomenon, purposely designed to communicate a message from beyond our perceivable 4-dimensional existence ... but what? “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9) The LORD certainly does work in mysterious ways, indeed.
4. You will fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your hordes and the peoples who are with you. I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. (Many Bible scholars believe that the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 must take place during the months of either April or October because this is when birds of all kinds migrate to Israel)
11. And it will come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it will stop the noses of the passengers: and there will they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they will call it The valley of Hamongog.
12. For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
14. And they will sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months will they search.
Burning Magog’s Weapons - Nuclear Power or Conventional?
9. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel will go forth, and will set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the war clubs, and the spears, and they will burn them with fire seven years:
10. So that they will take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they will burn the weapons with fire: and they will spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, said the Lord GOD.
See: Ezekiel 38/39 (Uranium or Lignostone?)
See: Wood in Warfare
See: History of Biomass Gasification
See: Wood Gas Generator Vehicles
See: Trailer Mounted Gasifier
See: Nazi Gasifiers
See: Small-scale Gasifier
And what would Israel burn for 7 years? Even many rifle stocks are no longer wooden. For decades it has been rumored that Russia is using Lignostone in the production of its weapons. Lignostone is a special kind of wood used for ‘coke breakers.’ It is stronger than steel, is very elastic and it burns better than coal. It definitely makes sense now about the burning the weapons. There would also undoubtedly be a voluminous amount of useable gasoline and diesel which could be siphoned from pillaged military equipment, along with an untold number of flammable tires and nylon or fiberglass auto body parts that can provide energy as well. However, there most likely would still be an insufficient quantity to supply all of Israel’s needs for 7 years. For example, in 2002 Israel imported over 11 million tons of coal to meet 25% of the nation’s energy needs. That’s over 30,000 tons per day to supply 25% of the need. Not allowing for growth, if the weaponry was used exclusively it would take four times that much, over 120,000 tons every day for 2,520 days. That’s a lot of weaponry. The nuclear answer is probably more logical unless a major depopulation of Israeli citizenry occurs as a result of this massive Ezekiel 38 invasion. With that thought in mind, the purge of Israel in their time of trouble is described by Zechariah in these words:
8. And it will come to pass, that in all the land, says the LORD, two parts therein will be cut off and die; but the third will be left therein.
9. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they will call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they will say, The LORD is my God.
See: Soviets were NOT using Lignostone
See: A Full Rundown Of Russia's Immense Military Acquisitions
According to Zechariah's prophecy, two thirds of the children of Israel in the land will perish, but the one third that are left will be refined and be awaiting the deliverance of God at the second coming of Christ which is described in the next chapter of Zechariah. Israel's present Jewish population is around 5.9 million. If two-thirds of them living in Israel at the time of the "Great Tribulation" are to die, this will mean the death of nearly four million. So the energy demand after this event (if it is the time of Jacob's trouble) might not be as much as it presently is today. And who knows whether or not the Dimona nuclear power plant will even exist or be in operational order to harness and use the atomic material of these plundered warheads? It may be one of the first targets to be hit by the invading forces of Magog on their way to Jerusalem. However, in support of the nuclear weapon theory, it is interesting to note that the shelf life of a Russian thermonuclear warhead is about 7 years.
Does Bible prophecy suggest a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia?
15. You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army.
21. And I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all my mountains, says the Lord GOD: every man's sword will be against his brother.
Ezekiel describes a great invasion of an alliance of Gog, Magog, Rosh (Russia), Meshech, Tubal, Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer (Eastern Europe) and Togarmah (Turkey). Most of these countries are Islamic nations. Turkey, which has the 4th largest military machine on earth, is about 98% Sunni Muslim. Iran, on the other hand, is approximately 98% Shitte Muslim. Countries like Iraq and Syria, who are both on the way to Israel from a logistical standpoint of these other players, consist of a sectarian split made up of about 65% Shitte and 35% Sunni Muslims and will undoubtedly join their "brothers" in this misguided escapade. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that this motley crew will be an abhorrent, volatile concatenation of malevolent cohorts intent on a vicious anti-Semitic pogrom en route to Jerusalem in the name of Muhammad for the cause of Islam. It will be like mixing concentrated sulfuric acid and nitric acid (i.e., Nitroglycerin) The mission is sure to result in disaster with the only thing they all can agree on is their mutual hatred of and desire for Israel's ultimate destruction. Division within the troops is a sure bet and they will probably kill more of each other than will the defending Israelis.
6. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they will know that I am the LORD.
Many Bible scholars believe this passage of Ezekiel is referring to a nuclear exchange between the U.S and Russia. The only question is will Russia launch a surprise preemptive nuclear first strike on America because of her alliance with and potential protection of Israel or will this be the reaction of a defeated and vindictive invasion force in total confusion?
Revelation 18 - Babylon the Whore
8. Therefore will her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she will be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
9. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, will bewail her, and lament for her, when they will see the smoke of her burning,
10. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.
17. For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18. And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like this great city!
It is a popular religious theory that the United States of America is the great whore of Babylon.
Jeremiah 50 (Shooting "Arrows" at the Whore)
3. A nation from the north (Russia) will attack her and lay waste her land. (total annihilation) No one will live in it; (due to radioactive fallout) both people and animals will flee away.
4. In those days, at that time, declares the Lord, the people of Israel and the people of Judah together will go in tears to seek the Lord their God.
9. For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: (Russia) and they will set themselves in array against her; from there she will be taken: their arrows will be as of a mighty expert man; none will return in vain. (highly accurate ICBM's and SLBM's)
14. Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: (SLBM's coming from all coasts) all you that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against the LORD.
15. Shout against her on every side! She surrenders, her towers fall, (Sound familiar?) her walls are torn down.
23. How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is Babylon among the nations!
24. I set a trap for you, Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; (surprise nuclear 1st strike) you were found and captured because you opposed the Lord. (In fact, outlawed in most government and public institutions)
25. The Lord has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Sovereign Lord Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians.
26. Come against her from afar. Break open her granaries; pile her up like heaps of grain. Completely destroy her and leave her no remnant.
32. The arrogant one will stumble and fall and no one will help her up; I will kindle a fire in her towns that will consume all who are around her. (Mexico and Canada will also be contaminated by excessive radioactive fallout)
40. As I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah along with their neighboring towns, declares the Lord, so no one will live there; no people will dwell in it.
1. Thus says the Lord; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind; (nuclear blast shock waves)
2. And will send unto Babylon winnowers, (war planners?) that will winnow her, and will empty her land: for in the day of trouble they will be against her round about.
7. Babylon has been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. (This is the same whore from Revelation 17 and 18, which was written in 95 A.D., long after Cyrus took ancient Babylon, who by the way, DID NOT destroy the city!)
13. O you that dwells upon many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.
42. The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. (How could this happen in ancient Babylon, an inland city that was 350 miles from the Persian Gulf?)
43. Her cities (metropolises) are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass thereby.
How could future Babylon be destroyed by fire AND water?
See: Russia Reveals Giant Nuclear Torpedo (100 Megaton Cobalt-59 Warhead)
See: 100 Megaton Russian Nuclear Torpedo Able to Create a 500 Meter Radioactive Tsunami!
See: Russia Reveals Giant Nuclear Torpedo in State TV "LEAK"
Isaiah 13 (CEV)
5. They are coming from a faraway land, from the distant horizon. (ICBM's coming over the North Pole) The LORD and the weapons of his anger to destroy the whole country. (America obliterated from sea to shining sea)
7. All people will be terrified. Hands will grow limp; courage will melt away.
8. Everyone will tremble with pain like a woman giving birth; they will stare at each other with horror on their faces.
11. I will punish this evil world and its people because of their sins. I will crush the horrible pride of those who are cruel.
12. Survivors will be harder to find than the purest gold.
13. I, the Lord All-Powerful, am terribly angry - I will make the sky tremble and the earth shake loose.
See: God Will Punish His People
Many theologians have compared these prophetic passages to "smart weapons" since as verse 9 says about the arrows, "none will return in vain." This verse also implies an attack from a powerful enemy north of Israel. Russia can be the only logical identity for this prophecy at this time in history. Could Jeremiah have seen a massive nuclear barrage of Russian ICBM's and SLBM's on the United States?
Other interpretations of the Bible with a natural viewpoint rather than a supernatural one include:
12. Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them (Bomber pilots? Or maybe astronauts living aboard the International Space Station?). Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil (Bombs?) is come down to you, having great wrath, (Fiery destruction?) because he knows that he has but a short time. (30 Seconds over Tokyo ... or Hiroshima/Nagasaki?)
27. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; (ICBM's from Russia to America?) so will also the coming of the Son of man be.
28. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles (Strong's G105: aetos) be gathered together. (The dead bodies will be where the "eagles" are - America? Or does this verse perhaps allude to all the corpses of Armageddon in the Middle East where Western F-15 Eagles and other military aircraft of the U.S. Air Force have come to cause mass destruction and then decontamination troops scavenge off the carnage of their prey?)
30. And then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: (ICBM's detected by satellites and radar?) and then will all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven (Missile smoke trails?) with power (Megatons?) and great glory. (Light/Heat/Explosions?)
26. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking toward those things which are coming on the earth: (Fear of an approaching comet or asteroid announced to the population only days in advance or maybe a giant tsunami barrelling in on a coastal seaport city somewhere just hours ahead of time?) for the powers of heaven (Nuclear power?) will be shaken. (By earthquakes?)
See: McDonald's Fry Box Predicts WWIII on U.S.A.
Babylon's residents are warned to flee for their very lives.
4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. (Deplorable conditions after an EMP or nuclear attack on America, making life miserable for the entire population?)
See: Dr. Maurice Sklar saw the Destruction of Mystery Babylon - America
The completely eviscerating effect of total societal collapse and confusion (babel) could easily spark another Jewish exodus back to their promised land in Israel. America might be in such a battered and tattered condition after a limited nuclear or EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack, both financially and militarily, that it could be rendered defenseless, dropped from the G-8 or G-7, and lose its superpower status in the world ..... all this when the beast bites. Additionally, could an enemy combatant knock America's lights out and keep the harlot in the dark indefinitely? Might they be able to put her into a perpetual state of total confusion and keep kicking her while she's down? You bet. Once her electric grid has been taken out, all they would have to do is periodically pop off another EMP nuke in the atmosphere before she can rebound technologically and repair her fragile electricity dependent infrastructure in order to maintain a civilized society. Eventually, her population would dwindle to almost nothing as a result of violent chaos and attrition due to the lack of drinking water, food and medical supplies. The great whore could quite reasonably be reduced to a sub third world existence.
20. Leave Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans! Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it. Shout it to the ends of the earth; say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob."
11. Get out! Get out and depart from there! Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD.
History of the Destruction of Babylon
Sennacherib (reigned 705-681 B.C.), a king of Assyria, was one of the four great kings of the late Assyrian Empire. He rebuilt Nineveh and destroyed Babylon. His own son was captured by the Babylonians and handed over to the Elamites. Sennacherib was so outraged that he not only led fierce campaigns against the Elamites, but he conquered and then destroyed Babylon in 689 BC. Isaiah was a prophet who began to prophesy the year that King Uzziah of Judah died, which was around 740 B.C. (Isaiah 6:1,8). One of his predictions was about the destruction of the city of Babylon. During Isaiah’s lifetime, the Assyrian Empire ruled most of the Middle East. The Assyrians controlled many foreign cities, including Babylon. After Isaiah made his prediction, Babylon rebelled against the Assyrians several times. When Sennacherib, king of the Assyrians, captured the city in 689 B.C., he decided to destroy the city forever so that it could never rebel again. Sennacherib made this inscription about his victory:
“I made its destruction more complete than by a flood. That in days to come the site of that city, and (its) temples and gods, might not be remembered, I completely blotted it out with (floods) of water and made it like a meadow”
However, Isaiah’s prophecy was not fulfilled when Sennacherib destroyed Babylon. Isaiah predicted that the Medes would attack Babylon. But it was the Assyrians who attacked and destroyed the city first. When Isaiah wrote his prediction, the Medes were weak. Most of the Medes were ruled by other nations, and the remaining Medes were not unified. It would have been impossible for them to capture or destroy the strong city of Babylon. Isaiah’s prediction appeared to be wrong. When the Assyrians destroyed Babylon in 689 B.C., Isaiah’s prediction appeared to be completely impossible. The Medes could not fight against a city that was gone! Sennacherib thought that he had destroyed Babylon forever. But after Sennacherib died, his son Esarhaddon began to rebuild Babylon. Soon Babylon became an important city in the Assyrian Empire like it had been before. In 626 B.C., Babylon rebelled against Assyria again. This time the Babylonians were successful. A local leader, Nabopolassar, became the king. He was able to establish Babylonia as a separate kingdom and Babylon began to grow in strength. Nebuchadnezzar focused on expanding his empire and on expanding Babylon to become the greatest city in the world. The Medes were also growing in strength at this time. Media managed to become independent from Assyria and expel the armies of the Scythians that had invaded their country. In 612 B.C. the king of Media and the king of Babylon formed an alliance and fought together against Nineveh, the last capital city of Assyria. They captured the city and burned it. Within a few years the Babylonians and Medes had completely destroyed the Assyrian Empire. The Babylonians took most of the former Assyrian lands, and the Medes took what remained. By 605 B.C., when Nebuchadnezzar became king of Babylon, the Babylonian Empire had become the leading empire in the world. Nebuchadnezzar focused on expanding his empire and on expanding Babylon to become the greatest city in the world. He built a beautiful palace, rebuilt and repaired the walls, improved the city streets and embellished the temples. When Nebuchadnezzar died in 562 B.C., Babylon was truly one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Isaiah had predicted that God would destroy Babylon, but now Babylon was greater than it had been in Isaiah’s lifetime. However, Babylon’s greatness would not last forever. A few years later, in 559 B.C., Cyrus the Great became king over Persia, a region under the rule of Media. The Persians were a tribe of people closely related to the Medes. Cyrus’ father was a Persian prince, and his mother was the daughter of the king of Media. In about 550 B.C. Cyrus overthrew his grandfather, the king of Media, and became the king of both Media and Persia. Cyrus quickly began to build an empire. In 546 B.C. he conquered the Greek kingdom of Lydia (in western Turkey). In 539 B.C., Cyrus’ army came to fight against Babylon. Babylon was a very strong city. Two thick walls and a large moat protected the city, making it extremely difficult for an enemy to attack. However, Babylon was divided into two parts. The larger part of the city was built on the east bank of the Euphrates River, and a smaller part of the city was on the west bank of the river. Babylon had strong walls, but it also relied on the Euphrates River and the moat around the city to protect it. The Greek historian Herodotus, who wrote about Babylon about 100 years later, described how Cyrus’ army captured the city. Part of the army went north of Babylon and dug a trench from the Euphrates River to a nearby marsh. When the army connected the trench to the Euphrates River, much of the water in the river flowed toward the marsh, while only a little water continued to flow toward Babylon. While the Babylonians were confidently celebrating a feast, the strong river and moat protecting the city became very shallow, and the Medes and Persians were able to enter the city. They captured the city without a battle, and Darius the Mede was put in charge (Daniel 5:31). But today, Babylon is still an empty city. In times of peace tourists can go see the partially rebuilt ruins of Babylon that have remained empty for almost 2,000 years. Finally, nearly 200 years after Isaiah wrote about Babylon, part of his prophecy was fulfilled. God told Isaiah, “Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not regard silver; and as for gold, they will not delight in it” (Isaiah 13:17). The Medes captured Babylon, just as Isaiah predicted. They captured the city without a battle and did not plunder the city. However, the other details of the prophecy had not happened yet. Isaiah said that the Medes would kill many people: “Also their bows will dash the young men to pieces, and they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye will not spare children” (Isaiah 13:18). This prediction was fulfilled several years later. An inscription written on a rock cliff in Bisotun, Iran, made by Darius, king of the Medes and Persians, describes the event. In 521 B.C. the Babylonians appointed their own king and the city rebelled. Darius’ army defeated the rebel army and captured Babylon. Then the rebel king and his main followers were impaled inside the city. In about 482 B.C. Babylon rebelled against their Persian and Median rulers again. Xerxes the king sent his army to capture the city. The army destroyed the temples and took away the idol of the Babylonian god Marduk. Xerxes may have also destroyed the outer walls of Babylon. After this punishment the city began to decline in importance. When Alexander the Great defeated the Persians 150 years later, much of Babylon was still destroyed. However, many people still lived in Babylon. Alexander decided to rebuild Babylon’s temples and make Babylon a marvelous city again, but he died before he could accomplish his plan. After Alexander’s death, Seleucus I gained control of a large part of the Middle East, including Babylonia. He did not share Alexander’s grand vision for Babylon. Instead he built a new city called Seleucia, nearby on the Tigris River. An ancient clay tablet shows that Seleucus’ son ordered most of the population of Babylon to move to this new city in 275 B.C. After that time Babylon wasn’t a major city anymore. About 250 years later the Roman writer Strabo wrote, “Seleucia at the present time has become larger than Babylon, whereas the greater part of Babylon is so deserted that one would not hesitate to say, 'The Great City is a desert’”. Before long Babylon was completely empty. In 1899, German archaeologists went to the area in Iraq called Tell Babil, and they began to dig and uncover parts of ancient Babylon. In 1978, the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, began to rebuild some of the ancient buildings of Babylon. Some of the temples have been built again and also a palace, some walls and an amphitheater. But today, Babylon is still an empty city. In times of peace tourists can go see the partially rebuilt ruins of Babylon that have remained empty for almost 2,000 years. The city is exactly like Isaiah predicted: “It will never be inhabited, nor will it be settled from generation to generation” (Isaiah 13:20). How could Isaiah know that the Medes, a weak tribe, would grow in strength and conquer the strong city of Babylon almost 200 years later? How could he know that one of the greatest cities in the world would be abandoned and remain empty for thousands of years? No one can make accurate predictions like these. The events in history show that the prophecies in the Bible really did come from God. Jeremiah had predicted seventy years of captivity in Babylon. (Jeremiah 25:11-12 and 29:10) Both Jeremiah and Isaiah foretold the destruction of Babylon to end the captivity (Jeremiah 50 and 51; Isaiah 13 and 14). After Nebuchadnezzar's reign in Babylon, five kings reigned in succession over about 23 years. The last was Belshazzar son of Nebuchadnezzar. "... She will never be inhabited, nor will she reside for generation after generation." (Isaiah 13:19,20) How did things actually work out? The facts are that Babylon had long depended on a complex irrigation system of dams and canals between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It appears that about 140 B.C.E. this water system was damaged in the destructive Parthian conquest and basically collapsed. With what effect? The Encyclopedia Americana explains: "The soil became saturated with mineral salts, and a crust of alkali formed over the surface, making agricultural use impossible." Some 200 years later, Babylon was still a populous city, but it did not remain such for much longer. (Compare 1 Peter 5:13) By the third century C.E., the historian Dio Cassius (150-235 A.D.) described a visitor to Babylon as finding nothing but "mounds and stones and ruins." Significantly, by this time Isaiah had been dead and his complete book in circulation for centuries. And if you visited Babylon today, you would see mere ruins of that once-glorious city. Though ancient cities such as Rome, Jerusalem, and Athens have survived down to our day, Babylon is desolate, uninhabited, a ruin; it is just as Isaiah foretold. The prediction came true.
See: A Prophecy About Babylon Confirms the Accuracy of the Bible
See: History and Religion of Babylon
See: The Fall of Babylon
See: The Failed (Or future?) Prophecies of Babylon by Isaiah and Jeremiah
Most people do not know that the Babylon John talks about in Revelation is in fact mentioned elsewhere in the Bible, namely, in the prophets of the Old Testament. The reason for this delusion seems to be some confusion about the history of the city itself, related with confusion over what Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc., are actually saying. The result of this bewilderment is a total lack of knowledge in regards to the REQUIREMENTS that fit "Babylon the Great". In order to examine this more closely, we have to take a closer look at the history of Babylon, as well as a careful look into the exact statements of the prophets in the Old Testament.
Babylon was destroyed in about 1600 B.C. by the Hittites, but this is of little concern to us because the date is far too early to be in any prophecy. However, Babylon was destroyed by Sennacherib (an Assyrian king) in the year 689 B.C. This event causes much confusion, as Isaiah wrote during approximately 701 B.C. - 681 B.C. Note, however, that Jeremiah, who also prophesies the destruction of Babylon (in terms which bear a striking resemblance to those of Isaiah) wrote AFTER 689 B.C., and so therefore could not possibly have been referring to Sennacherib's destruction of Babylon (Jeremiah wrote from approximately 626 B.C. - 586 B.C.). Sennacherib's destruction of Babylon in the year 689 B.C. was the last time that Babylon was historically "destroyed" (it was rebuilt by his son, Esarhaddon). Babylon was captured by Cyrus (without much resistance) and flourished greatly. Babylon was still alive and well when it was captured by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C., and, in fact, Alexander died there in the year 323 B.C. Babylon was apparently eventually simply "forgotten", and eventually abandoned when Seleucus founded Seleucia on the Tigris (evidently Seleucus acquired building materials from Babylon, and deported some of its citizens to live in Seleucia). The city then became virtually forgotten until excavated by archaeologists. The reason why it is important to understand the history of ancient Babylon is simple: When you read the prophecies of Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc., you will see that there is no possible way that they fit the historical facts. In fact, the prophecies that were uttered look a whole lot more like the prophecies John makes in Revelation. The reason it is vital to understand this is because it is by analyzing Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, that we can get a whole lot more parameters for Babylon than John gives us in Revelation, which assists in the ultimate identifying of who Babylon really is.
* Isaiah writes from approx. 701 B.C. - 681 B.C.
* Sennacherib destroys Babylon in 689 B.C.
* Jeremiah writes from approx. 626 B.C. - 586 B.C.
* Babylon is alive and well in 323 B.C., and eventually becomes a forgotten city, but is never really "destroyed" by an invader (as Sennacherib did in 689 B.C.)
8. Flee out of Babylon; leave the land of the Chaldeans, and be like the goats that lead the flock.
6. Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the LORD's vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves.
Jeremiah 51 (NLT)
9. We would have helped her if we could, but nothing can save her now. Let her go; abandon her. Return now to your own land. For her punishment reaches to the heavens; it is so great it cannot be measured.
Jeremiah 51 (NIV)
45. Come out of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the LORD.
Jeremiah must've been the Lord's little "Old Number 7" donkey. Whenever He hollered, "PACK MULE!" like John Wayne did in Fort Apache, he probably responded with something like this, "I'm a comin' Boss, I'M A COMIN'!" But he took a bitin', and kept on writin'.
7. Escape, Zion, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon. (Jews living in New York City?)
Jeremiah 30 (New Living Translation)
11. For I am with you and will save you," says the LORD. "I will completely destroy all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you, but with justice; I cannot let you go unpunished." (America has the largest population of Jews with about 5.5 million, second only to Israel with about 6.2 million)
Are these verses intended for the ancient Hebrew inhabitants of Babylon after their 70 years of captivity from 608 B.C. to 538 B.C., when Cyrus freed them? (1st Jewish slaves delivered by the Egyptians to Nebuchadnezzar after he defeated and settled up with them - 2nd in 586 B.C. when he conquered Israel proper) Or are these scriptural passages actually a gloomy warning of an impending catastrophe about to happen to a future place where many Jews reside? Cyrus the Persian was a liberator, a savior of the Jews and very lenient, releasing them from their Babylonian captors and allowing them to return to Jerusalem. He was later even considered to be a messiah sent by God. They had nothing to fear from him or his vengeance as these verses would imply. In fact, Cyrus never destroyed Babylon which surrendered without a fight, and even proclaimed a general amnesty when he arrived while the daily services in the temples continued without a break. No, these verses seem to be pointing to a very quick and hasty exodus before something horrible is about to happen, dished out by God Almighty Himself.
Did Leonardo da Vinci predict nuclear war with intercontinental ballistic missiles being launched from underground silos? In his prophecies he wrote:
"There will come forth from beneath the ground that which by its terrific report will stun all who are near it, and cause men to drop dead at its breath, and it will devastate cities and castles."
"Dead things will come from underground and by their fierce movements will send numberless human beings out of the world. (Iron, which comes from under ground is dead but the Weapons are made of it which kill so many Men.)"
1. Then I turned and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold a flying scroll.
2. And he said to me, “What do you see?” And I answered, “I see a flying scroll; the length of which is twenty cubits, (34.5 feet) and the breadth (circumference) of which is ten cubits." (17 feet around which is about 5.5 feet in diameter)
3. Then he said to me, "This scroll contains the curse that goes out over the surface of the whole earth. One side of the scroll says that those who steal will be destroyed; the other side says that those who swear falsely will be destroyed."
4. "I will send it out," says the LORD who rules over all, "and it will enter the house of the thief and of the person who swears falsely in my name. It will land in the middle of his house and destroy both timber and stones."
5. Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, “Lift your eyes and see what this is that is going out.”
6. So I asked, What is it? And he said, "This is an ephah (basket or vessel) going out." (Missile coming out of its silo?) He said moreover, "This is their resemblance (Looks like an ICBM?) in all the land." (All missiles basically look alike)
7. And behold, a round lead cover was being lifted, and there was a woman (Hebrew word "ishshah") seated inside the basket. (ICBM inside a missile silo or the lead casing of a thermonuclear warhead?)
8. The angel said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and closed the heavy lid again. (A picture of WMD or nuclear reactor radiation containment?)
Strong's 802 - "ishshah" meaning woman or wife
Strong's 801 - "ishsheh" meaning burnt offering or fire sacrifice
Excluding the vowels, which was proper liturgy in ancient Hebrew writings, you get the exact same word. So, actually the word "ishshah" or "ishsheh" could indicate either a "woman" or a "fire sacrifice" which in turn might translate the meaning of Zechariah 5:1-8 as: I saw a wicked woman or evil fire offering which was enclosed by a lead barrier at the opening and secured inside a 35 foot container about 5.5 feet around that looked like a flying scroll. What is being described here very well could be a lead encased thermonuclear warhead on a SCUD missile, which has almost the same dimensions as the flying scroll in verse 2. When the lead cover is lifted, or the warhead is detonated, the evil fire offering is opened or released destroying houses made of timber and stone owned by thieves and false prophets. Wall Street stockbrokers and megachurch preachers take note! However, when the wicked witch tries to poke her head out of the basket, the angel shoves her back down into the container and shuts the lid. This is a picture of WMD containment. Was Saddam Hussein indeed attempting to obtain nuclear weapons after Desert Storm and before the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq? The woman seated in the basket might also be an image of an ICBM perched inside its missile silo, which is constructed of heavy concrete, steel and lead. Again, the possible depiction of a contained incident of a potential encounter with a nuclear weapons toting opponent, of which there have been several in the past few decades involving the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. Remember the movie "WarGames" starring Matthew Broderick?
See: Zechariah 5 Flying Scroll Nuclear Missile (Michael Rood) Time Bar - 2:56:00 to 3:34:00
See: Lead Container with the Evil Fire Offering
2 Peter 3
10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat (fission of Uranium-235 igniting a fusion reaction of deuterium with tritium inside an H-bomb as well as Lithium-6 in the case of a 3-stage thermonuclear weapon like the Tsar Bomba and B41 or Mk 41 nuke), the earth also and the works that are therein (buildings, cars, cities, etc., anything made with human hands) will be burned up.
Joel 2 (English Standard Version)
30. And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood (Of people?) and fire (Nuclear bomb blasts?) and columns of smoke (Stalks of mushroom clouds?).
See: The "elements" of 2 Peter 3:10 refers to the Old Covenant (Lynn Hiles)
7. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
Here, the Bible says one-third of the Earth is burned up...a good possibility of nuclear war prophecy and begs the question: Which third??? Arctic Siberia, northern Canada, equatorial Africa or South America? I don't think so. Without much doubt, it will be a very densely populated part (mainly cities) that may result in more than only one-third of the Earth's population as many readers have mistakenly presumed. Perhaps this much destruction will kill one-half or maybe even more of humans and beasts alike in the world. And if this isn't bad enough, another third of mankind is killed off by four angels released from the Euphrates River.
14. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: (200 million) and I heard the number of them.
17. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
In Revelation 9 alone one-third of mankind is killed by an army of 200 million "horsemen" which only takes one hour, and happens in a particular month of a specific year on a predetermined day, as verse 15 explains. So, if you do the math, that's no less than two-thirds of the population erased from off the face of this planet. And this is likely a conservative estimate, the more realistic probability of casualties being in the 90 to 95 percentile range.
6. Therefore a curse has devoured the earth, and they that dwell in it are desolate: the inhabitants of the earth are burned up, and few men are left.
Jeremiah 50 (New Living Translation)
32. O land of arrogance, you will stumble and fall, and no one will raise you up. For I will light a fire in the cities (plural) of Babylon that will burn up everything around them.
19. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: (M.A.D.- Mutual Assured Destruction) and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
6. I will destroy the nations. Their towers will be deserted. I will turn their streets into ruins. No one will walk through them. Their cities will be completely destroyed. Not a single person will be left. No one will be living there.
Isaiah 4 (NLT)
1. In that day so few men will be left that seven women will fight for each man, saying, "Let us all marry you! We will provide our own food and clothing. Only let us take your name so we won't be mocked as old maids."
Is the "rod of iron" in the Bible an allusion to nuclear reactor fuel rods?
27. And he will rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter will they be broken to pieces: even as I received of my Father.
Was John the Revelator speaking a parable about nuclear fuel rods in this obscure passage of the Bible? Nuclear fuel rods are tubes containing pellets of enriched uranium that provide fuel for nuclear reactors and can be used to convert U-238 to Plutonium 239 suitable for atomic weapons. Some military analysts have speculated that Israel possesses up to 230 nuclear warheads in their arsenal, even though the IDF has never admitted to having any and refuses to sign a non-proliferation treaty stating it would be contrary to its national security interests. Is it possible the Messiah will return in the last days with the power of nuclear weapons at His disposal?
Will Al-Qaeda be the 1st beast of Revelation that rises up out of the sea "whose deadly wound was healed"?
Al-Qaeda may have been critically injured but did not die with Osama bin Laden. In fact far from it, the radical extremist Islamic sect has come back with a vengeance, thriving in places like Syria which is embroiled in an ongoing bloody civil war and being financed by Saudi Arabia who is allied with the United States. Taking this into consideration, deluded followers of the unholy interfaith form of "Chrislam" which is a mishmash of Islam and Christianity, a false "religious" movement spawned in the U.S. of Babylon, may serve as useful idiots to the plight of an ultimate Al-Qaeda objective ..... complete world domination with their own brand of Islam being mandatory, something in which they might literally try to do, that is, "brand" everyone with a mark on the right hand or forehead! This similar type of society controlling forced belief system was used very effectively by the Nazis before and during WWII.
3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
In the latter days descendants of Ishmael, among others, will come against Israel. Both the Koran and Hadith require the annihilation of Israel. Here is standard Islamic eschatology recorded in the Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith:
"The last day will not come until the tribes of ISHMAEL destroy the tribes of ISRAEL! In fact the stones will cry out to expose a hiding Jew so he can be killed."
This is not an obscure teaching from Mohammed, but the very foundation of Islam, taught to Muslims through the centuries from their earliest years. Furthermore, it means death to Christians as well, first the Sabbath people, the Jews, and then the Sunday people, the Christians.
2. They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whosoever kills you will think that he offers service to God. (Muslims think they are doing their god Allah and mankind a favor by killing Christians and Jews. Oh, and by the way, incitement from the Muslim Brotherhood has emboldened Islamic State jihadists to throw homosexuals off the highest building that can be found, after of course they have been convicted in an Islamic court according to Sharia Law. They have vowed to do the same thing to all gays everywhere, once they take over the government ..... any government.)
See: Tyranny of Sharia Law (Fatwah Death Threat Against Pamela Geller)
See: Saudi Arabia Will Be Subjugated (David Bay)
See: Ishmael and the Arab People - Seeds of Fornication (David Lankford and Steve Quayle)
See: Daily News Updates in Prophecy
Many Muslims believe Muhammad will manifest himself in the form of a resurrected Osama. They will "worship the image of the beast". (Revelation 13:15)
Is the "glorious holy mountain" of Daniel 11:45 perhaps in Turkey or Saudi Arabia?
45. And he will plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he will come to his end, and none will help him.
Almost every Bible scholar interprets this verse as referring to the antichrist taking over Mount Zion or the Temple Mount in Jerusalem which is between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. However, might Daniel have been talking about another "holy mountain" located between a different sea other than the Dead Sea? Mount Ida, also known as Mountain of the Goddess, refers to two specific mountains, one on the Greek island of Crete and the other in northwestern Turkey alongside the ruins of Troy. This mountain is located right between both the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea bordering Russia and the Ukraine which has at least 432 times the square mileage of the Dead Sea. The sacred mountain was dedicated to Cybele, the Phyrgian (modern day Turkey) version of Earth Mother. She was the goddess of caverns and mountains and is referred to by some as the “Great Mother” or “Mother of the Mountain”. The mythic Trojan War is said to have taken place near Mount Ida and that the Gods gathered upon its summit to observe the epic fight. Mount Ida is also mentioned in many of the stories of the Greek author Homer such as Odyssey and Iliad.
Or might Daniel have been alluding to Jabal An-Noor, "The Mountain of Light" overlooking Mecca, Saudi Arabia which is the place where the Prophet Muhammad first received revelations from Almighty God. Mecca is the holiest city in Islam, and the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad. It lies relatively near and between the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, all of which are very large bodies of water. Located in the Sirat Mountains of central Saudi Arabia and 45 miles inland from the Red Sea it is also the birthplace of both Muhammad and the religion he founded. It is considered the holiest place on earth in the religion of Islam. The sacred land in which Mecca and Medina (2nd holiest site) are located, known as the Hijaz (meaning barrier) is in the western region of the Arabian peninsula, a narrow tract of land about 875 miles long east of the Red Sea. According to ancient Arabian traditions, Adam and Eve came together on Mt. Arafat, near the present city of Mecca. Arabs believe Adam died and was buried in Mecca while Eve was buried in Jeddah near the sea which that bears her name, jiddah, which means maternal ancestor in Arabic.
9. And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
Most theologians agree this Bible passage of Daniel's "little horn" is a prophecy of the future antichrist who will wax "exceeding great" towards a land south and east of Israel. Might he be referring to the Islamic holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of Muhammad? All one has to do is look at a map of the Middle East to get a bearing on its location.
See: Is the Saudi Arabian City of Mecca the Mystery Babylon of Revelation?
Could the antichrist be a half-breed, part Arab and part Jew, being both a descendant of father Abraham and possibly even a distant relative from the bloodline of Muhammad? Hitler was likely part Jewish himself according to recent lab results done by the testing of saliva samples taken from 39 of his relatives. They indicate the presence of a chromosome called Haplopgroup E1b1b (Y-DNA), which is rarely found in Western Europeans. It is most commonly found in the Berbers of Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. So, Adolf Schicklgruber Hitler, who in his book "Mein Kampf" declared that Negroes are “half-apes" and Jews are "subhuman", may well have been of Jewish and African heritage, something which by Nazi standards should have eliminated him from any Arian inheritance and landed him in the gas showers and ovens of Dachau or Auschwitz. Another candidate for the antichrist has been suggested to be King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is 1/2 white and 1/2 Arab being the offspring of his British born mother, Toni Avril Gardiner, and Hashemite Arab father, former King Hussein. Interestingly, his majesty King Abdullah II is the 43rd generation direct descendant of the prophet Muhammad.
The antichrist may come from a desert area somewhere in the Middle East.
26. Therefore if they will say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
See: The Israelites Were Immoral and Jesus Tried to Save Them
See: "LORD" and "Lord Jesus" are Different/Opposing Entities?
Does Daniel 7 suggest a mid or post Tribulation Rapture/Resurrection?
In the first few verses of chapter 7 Daniel has a vision of 4 beasts who come up out of the sea. The 4th and last beast is the most terrible with iron teeth and 10 horns who stamps out and devours any resistance. Then, an 11th "little horn" comes up and subdues three of these 10 horns as they are "plucked up by the roots". Apparently, it is during the time of these 7 horns (which are later revealed to be kings) or possibly just before when the original 10 exist that the Messiah returns to earth. This is evident because while Daniel is still examining the little horn, (i.e. "As I looked") the vision immediately shifts to an even more fantastic, obscure description of the throne of God. So, if we take the chronology of this passage literally, the revealed antichrist (little horn) is already on the world scene and the tribulation has already begun or is about to be over.
Daniel 7 (Daniel is interrupted as he is trying to figure out who or what the 10 horns are ..... the Rapture right before they come into focus or, perhaps, during the emergence of these 10 horns?)
8. While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
9. As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
10. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
11. Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire.
12. As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
13. In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
See: The Vatican & Daniel 7:8-11 ("Ancient of Days" is the "little horn" Pope ... NOT Christ)
See: Who is the "Ancient of Days" in Daniel 7? (Christ or antichrist?)
See: The "Ancient of Days" is God as Judge in the End Times
Daniel 2 (NIV)
44. In the time of those kings (10 horns), the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.
Daniel told Belshazzar the meaning of the writing on the wall and explained to him that his kingdom of Babylon would fall, in fact, that very night. Similarly, the new Babylon of Revelation will also fall with his prophecy of the 10 horns/kings and the return of the Messiah during this eventful period of time. It seems that Daniel, whose name in Hebrew means "Judgement of God", is tied to the fate of Babylon, and its destruction, both in the past when he resided there and in the future which he saw and foretold. This amazing prophet also apparently saw both advents of Christ, not only His first coming with the prophecy of the 70 weeks, the rebuilding of Jerusalem and His being "cut off" after 62 weeks (Daniel 9:24-26), but the second arrival also at that time when the 10 horns will materialize.
First, Christ will have the reapers gather up the good for nothing tares to be burned, perhaps for a later time on judgement day, then the worthy wheat will be harvested and put into the barn, which may be a reference to Heaven or the New Jerusalem.
30. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Is the RAPTURE spoken of in the Old Testament?
7. Be silent before the Sovereign Lord, for the day of the Lord is near. The Lord has prepared a sacrifice; He has consecrated those He has invited.
1. Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O nation not desired; (U.S.A.?)
2. Before the decree is carried out, (Which decree?) before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you.
3. Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.
19. Your dead men will live, together with my dead body will they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust: for your dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth will cast out the dead.
20. Go, my people, enter your rooms and close your doors behind you. Hide for a little while until the wrath has passed.
21. For behold, the LORD is coming out from His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain.
5. For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
6. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at His tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
10. Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
25. For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He will stand at the latter day upon the earth.
26. And though after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh will I see God:
27. Whom I will see for myself, and my eyes will behold, and not another; though my heart be consumed within me.
If ever there was a picture of the Rapture, to me at least, it would be Tu B'Av or the 15th of Av. During their 40-year trek in the desert, all Hebrew males above the age of 20, the generation of the Exodus from Egypt, died out for the sin of the "Meraglim" or the spies who gave an evil report (on the 9th of Av) after they scouted out the Promised Land. According to the Talmud, every year until the 40th one, Moses would command the people to go out of the camp and dig graves and sleep in them on the eve of the 9th of Av. Every year 15,000 of them would die mysteriously and remain in their graves, while the survivors would return to the camp until the next ominous year. However, in the 40th year nobody died. Thinking they had made a mistake and miscalculated the days, they slept in their graves another night. Still, nothing happened. This went on for another five nights until the 15th of Av when they saw the full moon and realized their calculations were accurate all along. The curse was lifted, the "desert generation" had all died off and the new generation was finally ready to enter the Promised Land. So, they all came up out of their graves and declared this day, Tu B'Av, as a day of celebration. If this isn't an image of the Resurrection or Rapture, I don't know what is. Additionally, the 15th of Av marks the beginning of the grape harvest, while Yom Kippur traditionally signals the end of the harvest ..... another analogy of the "gathering" in the last days. Tu B'Av is also one of the most popular wedding days for Jewish people. Could this be the day when Christ returns for His bride?
See: RAPTURE in the Old Testament: The Harpazo (Chuck Missler - Koinonia House)
See: July 2015 Rapture (Right Before or During the Grape Harvest in Israel - Micah 7 Prophecy)
See: Sir Isaac Newton and the July 2015 Rapture
The Lord has hidden many things in His Word, like gems waiting to be discovered in these last days. Is it possible that He actually hid the very date of the Rapture and sudden destruction somewhere in the Bible? Haggai 2 talks about there being no seed in the barn and no fruit on the trees until the 24th day of the 9th month. It also talks about the Lord saying, "from this day will I bless you" and then shaking heaven and earth as well as overthrowing royal thrones on this day. Might the "seed" and the "fruit" represent those “unharvested” or unraptured souls as of yet? September 24th (the 24th day of the 9th standard Gregorian month) could begin the "days of darkness" as the Bride of Christ (the light of the world) leaves with Jesus and darkness descends upon the earth. But, a more likely date for this event to happen (whenever it does) would probably be concurrent with the 24th day of the 9th HEBREW month which is the 24th day of Kislev or Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication. (The eve or beginning of Hanukkah is at sunset on Sunday, December 6th in 2015.) The Jewish people believe that the gates of heaven remain open until the end of the Day of Atonement (September 23rd in 2015) and then they close and your fate is sealed until the next Day of Atonement. It might be a good idea to get right with God by this time ..... BEFORE Hanukkah!
Do the saints who have already died get caught up in the "twinkling of an eye" right before the living, almost simultaneously?
The verses in the New Testament that are usually quoted by preachers and that predominately deal with this subject are 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:52.
1 Thessalonians 4
15. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will not precede them who are asleep.
16. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ will rise first:
17. Then we which are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so will we ever be with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15
52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet will sound, (not to be confused with the final 7th judgement trumpet of Revelation 10:7) and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.
See: The 7th Trumpet of Revelation IS the Rapture Trumpet! (Carl Gallups)
See: September 24th in the Bible (The 24th Day of the 9th Month)
See: Does the Mayan Calendar END on September 28th of 2015?
Numbers 10 (International Standard Version)
7. But when you blow the trumpet to assemble the whole congregation, don't use the same sound as you do for sounding an alarm.
(English Standard Version)
7. But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you will blow a long blast, but you will not sound an alarm.
(Holman Christian Standard Bible)
7. When calling the assembly together, you are to sound long blasts, not short ones.
(New Living Translation)
7. But when you call the people to an assembly, blow the trumpets with a different signal.
(New International Version)
7. To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the signal for setting out.
(King James Bible)
7. But when the congregation is to be gathered together, you will blow, but you will not sound an alarm.
The last trump, the Rapture trumpet (possibly the 100th "Tekiah Gedolah" blast on Rosh Hashanah) does not make the same sound as the trumpets of God's wrath in Revelation 8-14. They are reserved for judgement, after the saints have been safely removed.
1 John 3
2. Beloved, now we are the children of God, and what we will be like has not yet been revealed. But we know that, when Christ appears, we will be like Him; for we will see Him as He is.
10. I (John) was in the Spirit (Out of his body at a future time period?) on the Day of the Lord, (1000 year "Day" of the Millennium?) when I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet, (Rapture Trumpet?)
12. And the two witnesses heard a loud voice from Heaven saying to them, "Come up hither." And they ascended up to Heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. (A picture of the Rapture?)
According to these verses, especially 1 Corinthians 15:52, it will happen very quickly and almost simultaneously ... unless we're talking about two separate events here, namely the rapture and the resurrection, occurring at different times. In 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 it never says the dead saints will be caught up in the "twinkling of an eye" but it does say when the Lord "shouts" and the trumpet sounds off ... and that shouldn't take a long period of time. So, this would debunk the thinking that might suggest the dead will be caught up from the grave 7 years or 3-1/2 years before the living experience that event, who could possibly have to wait until after or during the tribulation. This gap of time has also been proposed to be on a progressive level as the living saints on earth die off over the years, centuries and even millennia right up to the time of the rapture or resurrection. Personally, I don't believe the two passages can be separated. They are just too much alike. So, the two possibilities that are proposed would either mean that the armies in heaven are angels and not the raptured saints or that a pre- or mid-tribulation rapture does happen and the armies of God could be both the resurrected/ raptured dead and living saints coming back after 7 or 3-1/2 years to do battle. Christ comes back riding a white horse accompanied by an army from heaven. But is this army made up of saints or angels or both? If they are the saints that are first resurrected BEFORE the living, then the tribulation must be right in its last throes going by the next few verses concerning the nations, the beast with his armies and their demise at the hand of the rider on the white horse when most of humanity is wiped off the face of the earth.
See: What's Going To Happen When Jesus Christ Returns To Earth?
See: No Fake Rapture (It's REAL or NOTHING!)
Esther 2 (Possible Rapture date?)
16. So Esther (The Bride) was taken unto King Ahasuerus into his royal house in the tenth month (from the 1st month of Nisan on the Hebrew Religious calendar according to Exodus 12:1–2) which is the month of Tebeth (Tevet - December or January on the Gregorian calendar) in the seventh year of his reign. (Hint of the Rapture of the Church or God's Elect, perhaps in "King" Obama's 7th year which begins on January 20, 2015?)
39. The enemy who sowed the tares among the wheat is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the Angels.
John 4 (Winter or early summer Rapture?)
35. Do you not say, "There are yet four months, then comes the harvest?" (Perhaps from late December or January before the firstfruits of barley in March and April? Or maybe in February or early March, four months before the firstfruits of wheat at the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot in May and June? Or, could He have been referring to the fruit harvest of summer when figs, grapes, peaches, apples and pears ripen in August, then pomegranates and bananas in September? In this case, mid-May to mid-June would be four months earlier.) Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. (Was Jesus alluding to Christians being taken by the reapers in some sort of Angelic "harvest" at a future time period during late December or January from "fields" that are ripe for the picking four months early?)
See: Seasons and Months in Israel
See: Harvest times in Israel
See: Amazing January/Tevet Rapture Alignment (Part 1)
See: Amazing January/Tevet Rapture Alignment (Part 2)
See: Jesus' Timeline Happening NOW and Rapture is NEXT
See: Escape from the Serpent: Proof for the Rapture
See: The Rapture: 09/25/2014 - 09/13/2015 (During the 7th Shemitah Year!)
See: The Rapture Puzzle (Jesus Returns December 25, 2016 on Hanukkah)
See: About That Day and Hour...No One Knows?
See: Homer Calculates the RAPTURE
See: Simpsons - Thank God It's Doomsday
See: The Simpsons - Its the Rapture!
See: RAPTURE - September 11, 2015? (The "9-11" Connection)
See: Rapture the day after Elul 29 or September 13, 2015 on the Feast of Trumpets (Monday, September 14, 2015)
Given that Elul 29 in 2015 is on Sunday, September the 13th, a non-trading day, the anticipated financial collapse of the stock market at the end of this Shemitah year (5775) could conceivably occur on the previous Friday, September 11th. It is also interesting to note that September 11, 2015 is exactly 1680 days after the aforementioned date of February 5, 2011 (New START Treaty formally began) which is precisely 2/3rds or 0.666... of the way through a 2520 day, 7 Biblical year period that would end on December 28, 2017 instead of December 25th, Christmas Day, in 2017 if calculated from the ratification of that nuclear non-proliferation treaty on February 2, 2011 ..... 2/3rds of this particular 2520 day time span would fall on September 8, 2015. (Note: In order for these dates to come out exactly as they do to the 2520 day total, they must be calculated from the beginning to the midpoint, and then from the midpoint to the end including the midpoint, except for the 2/3rds mark which is only figured from the beginning. The midpoint from February 5, 2011 to December 28, 2017 is July 18, 2014 and the midpoint from February 2, 2011 to December 25, 2017 is July 15, 2014 which will result in two 1260 day halves using this method. Essentially, the midpoint day is counted twice employing this technique. If the midpoint is not counted twice, the endpoint date from February 2, 2011 going 2520 days forward would be December 26, 2017, the day after Christmas. In your face, Homer!)
11. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon it was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
14. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
19. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
16. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
However, there is at least one obstacle to a pre-tribulation rapture ... Ezekiel 13. In fact, the Ezekiel 13 "fly away" doctrine may be referring to Bible teachers and believers who insist on a pre-tribulation rapture. The Lord might have a little "testing" in mind for His true servants, one in particular being the mark of the beast ... 666. Ezekiel could be chastising those who would teach the rapture happening before the mark of the beast and therefore denying it when it really does come, luring others into a false sense of security. They might say something like, "Oh, this computer microchip implant or infrared palm scanner can't be the mark of the beast since we haven't been raptured yet." And the Bible clearly states that those who take the mark will be cast into the lake of fire. No wonder it comes down so hard on false prophets and preachers.
15. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you travel on sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Was the Resurrection of Jesus Christ a picture of the mercy seat and the Day of Atonement? According to Hebrews 9:5 the two cherubims are located above the mercy seat at each end overshadowing it. Why would this sight of two angels seated on either end of the tomb be familiar to Mary and all other Jews? It would have reminded her of a piece of furniture that she had never seen personally, but had been told about that was located in the restricted Holy of Holies (the inner most room) at the Temple. Specifically, this scene would bring to her remembrance the pure gold Mercy Seat (or lid) that covered the Ark of the Covenant that held 3 items:
1. The stone tablets Moses received upon which were engraved the divinely written 10 Commandments.
2. A golden pot full of the manna that sustained the Jews on their 40 year trek through the wilderness.
3. The High Priest Aaron’s rod that budded into almonds from a dead almond tree branch – a picture itself of resurrection to new life.
The Mercy Seat had two angelic figures or cherubims facing one another at opposite ends. The blood of a sacrificed lamb would have been sprinkled between the cherubims as a satisfactory payment (or atonement) for the sins of the people that year (Hebrews 9:1-9) As we consider the significance of what Mary beheld, we too immediately are captured by its rich symbolism. Christ is the spotless sacrificial Lamb of God who was slain to pay our sin debt in whole. His blood was shed at Calvary on a cross, but was also brought to this place and laid in a tomb which depicts the Mercy Seat of God with two angels on either side of where He had lain.
6. Therefore say to the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, (on the cross) and with great judgments:
Some believe that the Ark of the Covenant was found in a hidden compartment under Golgatha, the "Place of the Skull" where Christ was crucified. Furthermore, what appeared to be possible dried up blood stains were seen inside a fissure caused by an earthquake just above the concealed enclosure, which extended through the rock all the way to the top of the hill. Might the blood of Jesus have dripped down through this crack in the rock onto the Mercy Seat and the Ark of the Covenant below?
The 2nd coming of Jesus Christ is a typology of both Joseph and Moses, who were not recognized as a deliverer by their family or people the first time, but WERE realized as such the second time around. (Acts 7:9-29)
Is the Rapture a picture of an ancient Jewish wedding practice with Jesus soon returning for His bride, the church?
See: The Rapture and the Jewish Wedding
Did other ancient civilizations and religions predict the coming of a Messiah-like figure in the early 21st century, and are all these prophecies beginning to converge?
The Mayans predicted the appearance of "Bolon Yokte" at the end of the 13th b'ak'tun which occurs on December 21, 2012.
In Hinduism, the era of Kali Yuga began in 3102 B.C. which Lord Krishna prophesied would last about 5,000 years and then a totally new world along with a golden age would occur that will last for some 10,000 years. It is interesting that this prediction of the emergence of a new world is prophesied to appear about the same time that the Mayans predicted it to come. The Mayan calendar began with the Fifth Great Cycle in 3114 B.C. and will end on December 21, 2012 A.D., while the Hindu Kali Yuga calendar began on February 18, 3102 B.C., so there is only a difference of 12 years between these two start dates.
In Buddhism, the prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya or the 5th Buddha references a time when the Dharma (natural order of things) will have been forgotten on Earth.
The Aztec god "Quetzalcoatl" (feathered-serpent) is also scheduled for a return at some time during or at the end of the 13th Toltec Era in 2012 or 2013 with a reign of peace, and the advent of a new spiritual order.
See: Zenith 2016 - Parts 1 and 2 (Tom Horn)
Jewish Sages believe the "judgement of the nations" began on September 11, 1999 and will culminate with the soon coming of the Messiah. They calculate this date using scripture from Hosea in the Hebrew Tanach (Old Testament) and the time span that the Jewish people were exiled from Jerusalem without their temple housing the Holy of Holies.
2. After two days (2000 yrs.) will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we will live in his sight.
2 Peter 3
8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
586 B.C. (Exile and Destruction of 1st Temple)
- 516 B.C. (Return to Jerusalem - Temple Rebuilt)
- 70 A.D. (Exile and Destruction of 2nd Temple)
1930 yrs. + 70 yrs. = 2000 yrs. (2 days) Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, was a few months earlier on Jan. 1, 2000 on Sept. 11, 1999
The coming of Mashiach (Messiah) may be revealed in the Zohar. Kabbalist scholars 700 years ago predicted in Zohar I, Va’era 119a that in a year ending in '66 during the 6th millennium (Hebrew years: 5000 - 6000) the Mashiach would appear in the land of Galilee. (It doesn't say he would necessarily make himself known to the world at that time) Seven years later, in 5773 (2012 - 2013) all the kings of the world will assemble in the great city of Rome, and the Holy One will shower on them fire and hail and meteoric stones until they are all destroyed and Israel will then be ripe for Geulah, or redemption. From that time the Mashiach will begin to declare himself, and round him there will be gathered many nations and many hosts from the uttermost ends of the earth. And all the children of Israel will assemble in their various places until the completion of the century. Given that the Jewish day begins at nightfall, the year 5750 (2009) represented 12:00 pm midday on the millennial "Friday". Many Jewish Rabbis maintain that the Messiah must arrive at, or before, the onset of the Shabbat, the year 6000. The Hebrew calendar year 5773, corresponding to the Gregorian years 2012 - 2013, thus marks slightly after 12:30 pm on the Millennial "Friday" afternoon. In Jewish law, half past midday or Mincha Gedola marks the time on Friday afternoon when the influence of Shabbat begins, and some authorities forbid keeping a business open past that point. However, at the time of this writing the year 5773 on the Jewish calendar has come and gone, and still no Mashiach, at least from what I can see. The only person I can think of who might be seen to have appeared in or possibly from the land of Galilee in the Jewish year 5766 or 2006, and made himself known in 5773 or 2012/2013 is the renowned author Jonathan Cahn with his book, The Harbinger. He grew up in a Jewish home in New Jersey of the tribe of Levi, many of whom settled in Galilee after their return coming out of ancient Babylon, which is evident from the Scriptures. Cahn first began preaching about the 9 harbingers at his congregation Beth Israel in 2005 and then appearing in videos in 2006 after receiving a prophetic message from someone he had never met in his life who told him he would write a best selling book and become famous, something which indeed DID happen. (See: The Harbinger - Rabbi Cahn in 2006) His book became the #1 best seller in Christian bookstores in 2012 or 5773 and he has become one of the most sought after speakers on the end time prophetic circuit.
See: The Harbinger - The Royal Mysteries - Day 4 (A must watch!)
See: The Harbinger - The Royal Mysteries - Day 5 (A must watch!)
Another prediction that very nearly falls wihin the 5766/2006 - 5773/2013 time span and similarly compares to that prophecy comes from one of the most ever venerated ultra-orthodox rabbi in Israel, the late Yitzhak Kaduri. When Sharon was still in office, vibrant and in command of his faculties, this rabbi who claimed he had met the Messiah, predicted he would not come until after Sharon’s death. Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri died shortly after Sharon suffered a stroke that left him comatose in 2006. But before the beloved Kaduri departed, he wrote a cryptic note in which he named the Messiah with whom he claimed to have had a mystical encounter. On the 108 year old rabbi’s instructions, the note was to be released a year after his own death. When the sealed note was opened a year later, it was posted on Kaduri’s website. Kaduri had revealed the Messiah’s name as Yehoshua, or the formal Hebrew pronunciation of Yeshua or Jesus. Sharon, 85, served as Israel’s prime minister from 2001 to 2006, when he became incapacitated. During his tenure, he initiated a disengagement plan in which thousands of Jews were deported from Gaza and northern Samaria, turning the once fertile region over to Hamas control. A “death curse” by a group of rabbis in Israel was issued against Sharon for the action. Sharon suffered a serious stroke January 4, 2006 (5766) and was comatose until his death 8 years later on January 11, 2014 (5774). The only prophetic utterance of Kaduri concerning Ariel Sharon was that the Messiah would not appear until Ariel Sharon had died. Within a little over two months after speaking these prophetic words (in 5766) Sharon was in a coma and Kaduri himself died. Will Christ indeed return sometime perhaps in 2014 or, however, might this "coming" be that of the antichrist who will negotiate a land settlement between the Jews and Palestinians?
In 1217, a year of Jubilee, the Jewish Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel prophesied about the final 10 Jubilees before the Messianic Kingdom would begin. The start of the final 10 Jubilees would be signaled by the Ottoman Turks rule over the holy city of Jerusalem, which would last for 8 Jubilees or 400 years. A Jubilee is a period of 50 years according to Leviticus 25:8-13. In 1517, which was also a jubilee year, the Ottoman Turks seized control of the city of Jerusalem and ruled over it for the next 400 years! They were finally driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby. The Rabbi’s prophecy about the 400 years was fulfilled exactly to the year. The Rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee, the next 50 years, Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967! The Holy City was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation. Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948 - 1949, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city. Jordan controlled the eastern part of the city and Israel controlled the western part of the city. That strip of land was even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians. It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the Rabbi was fulfilled to the letter! Rabbi Judah ben Samuel said that during the 10th and final Jubilee, Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews until the Messianic kingdom would begin. The 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017. If the Rabbi’s prophecy holds true and the millennium kingdom begins in 2017, what does that tell us? If the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Chevlai shel Mashiach) is seven years in length, it would have to begin in 2010, which would mean the Great 3½ year Tribulation must begin around late-2013 or early-2014, considering the fact that Tishrei 1 fell on September 9, 2010. The Rabbi’s have taught there will be a total of 120 Jubilee cycles (6000 years) from the time God created the earth until the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom.
From Creation to Exodus: 50 Jubilees (2500 years)
From Exodus (1483 B.C.) to 2017: 70 Jubilees (3500 years)
So, 50 Jubilees (Creation to Exodus) + 70 Jubilees (Exodus to 2017) = 120 Jubilees
120 Jubilee’s x 50 years = 6000 years
See: God's 6,000 Year Plan
See: Will people be working during the Millennium?
See: The work of the Church during the Millennium
According to this theory, it's late Friday afternoon and just about time to clock out of work and get ready for a wild weekend!
See: God's Timeline (Theresa Garcia)
See: God's Time Clock - What Time Is It? (TIME TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!)
See: Beyond The Blood Moons (Dr. Randy Caldwell)
JEWISH JUBILEE DATES in Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel’s prophecy:
1517 - Ottoman Turks take Jerusalem
1917 - Balfour Declaration and Israel is declared a Jewish Homeland
1967 - Jerusalem recaptured by Israel
2017 - Start of the Messianic Kingdom
If the Rabbi’s prophecy comes to pass, during Sukkot 2017 Jesus Christ Will Proclaim A “Jubilee” in accordance with the Levitical Law given to Moses. During the Feast of Tabernacles, a “Jubilee” was proclaimed, where all of the debts of the Israelites were canceled, all of the Israelites who had become enslaved were set free, and all of the land belonging to the Israelites was returned to its rightful Israelite owner. This is a physical example of the spiritual truths that are fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and will be finished at His Second Coming. The rule of the earth will return to Jesus Christ to the glory of God!
See: The Last Jubilee - Prophecy of Rabbi Judah ben Samuel (1140 - 1217 A.D.)
See: Prophetic Count Of Jubilees from Creation until 2017
See: 2017 - The 70th Jubilee from the Exodus and the 120th Jubilee from Creation?
Isaac Newton wrote over a million words of commentary on the books of Daniel and Revelation. They were released in reprint only in the past few years. He thought God had given us a way to see His "End Time" timetable. Newton thought the Second Coming of Jesus would be the start of a Jubilee year. The keeping of when these fifty year cycles called Jubilee years is to take place has been lost in time. They start after a count of 49 years on a Jewish Holiday, the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. That 50th year called a Jubilee Year would be a time of returning land to the original owners and freeing of slaves. Newton's understanding of one key passage in Daniel chapter 9 is fundamentally different from that of most common interpretations. In about 550 B.C., God gave the prophet Daniel a view of history to the end. From Daniel 9:25, scholars usually add the "seven weeks (49 years) and 62 weeks (434 years)" to get 483 years and calculate the time of Messiah's First Coming. However, Newton says there is no linguistic basis for adding those two numbers (49 and 434), and to do so is "doing violence to the language of Daniel." Newton says the two numbers separately speak of both the First and Second Coming, both being counted from the "going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem." Some commentators agree. It can be shown that from the FINISH of one commandment to REBUILD Jerusalem and the wall when Nehemiah returned to Babylon in 432 B.C., there were three score and two or 62 weeks of 360 day years for a total of 427.77 solar years, bringing us to the conception of Jesus Christ in 4 B.C. It can further be shown that from June 7, 1967 when Jerusalem was RESTORED to Israel, counting to Yom Kippur, the Holiest Day of the Year, in 2015, is exactly 7 weeks of 360 day years. Newton says the "62 weeks" or 434-year part was fulfilled at the First Coming, and the "seven weeks" or 49-year part will apply to the Second Coming. And three centuries ago he saw in the Scriptures and wrote about the rebirth of Israel at a time when such a thought was preposterous. Amazingly by faith and understanding of the Scriptures, he foresaw a "friendly kingdom" someday again issuing the "commandment to restore and build Jerusalem." Now, centuries later, that "friendly kingdom" may have been the United Nations (with special mention to Britain), which decreed Israel's rebirth in November, 1947, causing Israel to be reborn in May, 1948. The Lord revealed to Newton, that Jesus would return 49 years from the date that Israel once again has control of Jerusalem. This occurred on June 7, 1967 when the Temple Mount was recaptured. Newton was also shown that the Second Coming of Jesus would be at the start of a Jubilee year on the Day of Atonement! If you use exactly 49 Jewish (360-day) prophetic years from the day Israel captured the Temple Mount on June 7, 1967 you get 49 X 360 = 17,640 days, which amazingly takes one exactly to September 23, 2015 (10th of Tishrei 5776) or the Day of Atonement 5776, the end of a 7th Shemitah year that began at sunset on September 24, 2014 (Rosh Hashanah 5775) and the start of a new Jubilee year according to popular modern Messianic belief. So, utilizing this data and applying simple logic, if 2015 (5776) is the start of a Jubilee year and the 2nd Coming of the LORD Jesus Christ, then the end of that same Jubilee year, as I understand it, will be on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur), the 10th of Tishrei 5777. There's that old number 777 again! The ultimate number of completion. What timing! It keeps popping up at critical intersections with respect to end time occurrences. Can this kind of arrant management of time and events, this divine orchestration of history, come from anyone or anything other than an omnipotent being synchronizing His prophetic clock and controlling the destinies of mankind on this planet? Another date to consider for the calculation of the 2nd Coming in conformity with the beginning of a Jubilee year would be that very Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (5777) instead of September 23, 2015 (5776), since according to Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel the END of his Jubilee prophecy happens on Yom Kippur in 2017 (5778). If we are indeed coming to the END of a 70 Jubilee cycle on either October 12, 2016 (Yom Kippur 5777), POSSIBLY implied by Isaac Newton and accompanied with modern acceptance, or September 30, 2017 (Yom Kippur 5778) according to Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel, then the very first Jubilee must have begun in 1483 or 1484 B.C., an observance that God commanded the Israelites to keep through His servant Moses. Even most secular historians agree that the story of Moses took place about 3500 years ago at around 1500 B.C., so there is a very good chance these dates are accurate.
50 x 70 = 3500 years
- 2017 A.D. or 2016 A.D. (70th Jubilee Ends)
1483 B.C. or 1484 B.C. (First Jubilee Began)
(Note: Using Isaac Newton's logic in alignment with Daniel's 70 week prophecy, there would still be one "week" or 7 years remaining from 69 to 70 beginning at the date of September 23, 2015. This would suggest the initiation of a "weeklong" Tribulation at that time which could mean the violation of a "strong covenant with many for one week" from Daniel 9:27 might not happen until sometime between Purim and Passover 2019 and won't end until Monday, September 26, 2022 - Rosh Hashanah 5783 or possibly Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - Yom Kippur 5783.) Also, it must be stressed that Newton did not use the "49 years x 360 days = 17,640 days" formula to arrive at his predictions, he just said the Messiah would probably return at the onset of a Jubilee year, which to say the least is debatable as to when it really does begin. In fact, he postulated that Christ could not possibly return before the year 2060 using his "800 A.D. + 1260 year/ Charlemagne/ Holy Roman Empire" theory.)
See: The Tribulation - 2015 to 2022
See: Final Countdown to the Day of Atonement on September 23, 2015! (Rapture?)
See: The Bonnie Gaunt and Nora Roth Predictions of 2015-2016
See: Will Jesus come in 2015? (by Nora Roth)
The Hopi Indians have a prophecy of the return of a "True White Brother" who will come during a "Great Purification" after which corn will grow in abundance again when the "Great Spirit" returns.
See: Hopi Indian Prophecy
See: Comet ISON (Blue Star/Red Star Kachina?)
According to Hopi prophecy, the Blue Kachina will take off its mask and dance in the plaza. Could this be an allegory to a comet losing its coma, just as ISON did when it orbited around the sun and disintegrated or evaporated on Thanksgiving Day, 2013? Another question to consider is, did its nucleus survive and get slung into a different trajectory, possibly veering toward Earth on an apocalyptic collision course?
See: Blue Star Prophecy According To Hopi Legend
See: NASA Admits to Blue Star Kachina!
Saint Malachy (1094 - November 2, 1148) was known as a great prophet who while in Rome in 1139 received a vision showing him all the Popes from his day to the end of time, 112 in all. In his astonishingly accurate prophecy St. Malachi described the present (111th) Pope Benedict XVI as "de gloria olivae", meaning "the glory of the olive". According to St. Malachi's prophecy there will be one more final Pope after Benedict, named "Peter the Roman", who will lead Catholics under great tribulation at the end of which Rome will be destroyed. His prophecy fits precisely with the scenario depicted in the Book of Revelation, chapters 17 and 18.
Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet, foresaw the possibility of a third world war. He spoke of strife arising near the Davis Straits, through the straits around those areas above Australia, in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. He also predicted uprisings in Libya, Egypt, Ankara, and Syria ..... sound familiar?
The Cumean Sybil forecast in the 6th century B.C. that civilization would continue for another nine intervals of 800 years each, ending with the tenth which begins around 2000 A.D. according to the fourth book of the Sybilline Oracles. Sybil was a young girl that the mathematician Pythagoras trained to be a channel between himself as the seeker, and the God Apollo. Sybil became a priestess of Pythia (channel or voice of God). Some Sybilla prophecies were recorded on parchment and passed from generation to generation. The most talked about Sybil Prophecy of this age is the prophecy which mentions 9 periods of 800 years. The age after the ninth period is filled with doom and gloom. The world will last for 9 periods of 800 years each and the 10th generation will begin at approximately 2000 A.D. and it will be the last. The Sibylline Oracles also predict that the Antichrist will arrive when “the limit of the time of the Phoenix” comes around. Each Phoenix or Firebird lasts about 500 years. The complete number (“limit”) of the Firebird is 7. The first century Roman historian Tacitus reported that the 4th Firebird appeared in the days of Tiberius in 34 A.D. (Annal., vi, 28). There is a compelling correspondence between this date and a 33 A.D. date for Jesus’ death and resurrection. If the 4th Firebird started in 34 A.D. and each one lasts for approximately 500 years, then the 5th Firebird started in 534, the 6th in 1034, and the 7th in 1534. The limit of the 7th and final Firebird will be at the end of its 500th year in around 2034 or possibly before depending upon accuracy. When the 7th Firebird reaches its limit, the Sibyls say the Antichrist and/or Beast will destroy Rome. That will be about 3 years before the end of the world.
Nicolaas Pieter Johannes “Siener” van Rensburg (August 30, 1862 – March 11, 1926) was a Boer from the South African Republic, also known as the Transvaal Republic, and later a citizen of South Africa who is seen by some as a prophet of the Boere (or Afrikaners). He saw a vision of the world in which America and England will become bankrupt and full of debts. England will be struck by 7 plagues when World War III is at hand and will be totally annihilated. Even their ground will burn away as a Russian-led invasion will invade Europe, through Turkey, using terrible weapons. Van Rensburg prophesied that weapons from German warships would be transported at this time over a re-opened Walvis Bay/Prieska railway line which was, until recently, covered with metres of sand to a town called Prieska in South Africa. Walvis Bay was also recently deepened to accommodate big ships. It will be during this time that the Lord will return and establish His Millennial reign on the Earth.
It is believed by some that the number of inches in the Great Pyramid leading through the Ascending Passage to the King's Chamber and other areas represent years. The measurements are in "pyramid inches" equivalent to 1.00106 English inches and a series of vertical grooves carved into the rock are supposed to indicate important dates and events including the Second Coming of Christ in 2012. The capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza is missing and, in fact, was never laid. The only structure that can have a top or "head" stone as a cornerstone is a pyramid. It is as if that top capstone was left off intentionally, just waiting for the LORD's glorious 2nd coming.
The Number 888 and the Sybil
The sum of the letters in Greek for the name of Jesus is 888. This cipher also confirms the prophecies of Psalms 118 and Acts 4 concerning Jesus as the rejected capstone, and this same number, 888, is also found in "the riddle" of the Sibylline Oracles, ascribed to the Cumaean Sibyl as a pagan prophecy of the return of Apollo. 888 was Olen’s number, the founder of Apollo’s oracle and his first prophet, which signified the "spiritual sun" represented in the glory surrounding the all-seeing eye of Apollo/Horus on the Great Seal, and the novus ordo seclorum or "new age" that his coming would herald. Gnostics and mystics among the occult hierarchy maintain this interpretation as the true meaning of the Apollonian Sibyl’s prophecy. The text in question comes from the Sibylline Oracles:
"Then will come to men the Son of the Great God, coated flesh, similar to mortals on earth. But I want to tell you the whole [of his] number: eight units , so much tens in addition , and eight hundreds [800, or 8+80+800=888], here are what to the friends of incredulity, to men, the Name will reveal; but you, in the spirit, thinks well of the immortal and very high Son of God, to the Christ."
So here we have two "messiahs" represented by the number 888, Jesus Christ of the Bible and Apollo, the Sibyl’s messiah of the novus ordo seclorum. What is astonishing about this is that by adding the number of these two messiahs together (888 + 888 = 1776) the date chosen for the founding of the United States is revealed and is reflected in the Roman numerals at the base of the uncapped pyramid on the Great Seal. Adepts of the mystical order actually go to great lengths to show how this addition of 888 + 888 = 1776 is the "cardinal number" of the "great work" also known as the "eagle of eagles" reflected in the well known Masonic symbol of the two-headed eagle or phoenix, which Masonic dictionaries define as historically representing the "merger" of two gods (in this instance, Jesus with Apollo). To further verify this part of the cipher pointing to an "alternative capstone" or second messiah, the year 1776 at the base of the pyramid is understood by Masons worldwide to be the year 5776 Anno Lucis ("in the year of light"). This is because Masons of the ancient "Craft" add four thousand years to the common date, the number of years that conventional theology assumes creation began before Christ. Thus: 4000 + 1776 = 5776. What is so important about this number? 5776 is exactly how many inches high the Great Pyramid in Giza would be if it were completed with its capstone, a sacred fact to occultists, as well as being the Jewish year from September 14, 2015 to October 2, 2016. Completing the pyramid symbolically in this way is central to the rituals and mysticism of Freemasons and numerous Illuminated fraternities. This has been true throughout the ages, and is why this symbolism was encoded on the Great Seal and remains at the core of esoteric ambition today. The year 1776 thus represents the trestle board date on which the great work and secret destiny began, and is a prophetic marker toward the descent of the eye of Apollo/ Osiris/ Nimrod (the all seeing eye or one-eyed Dajjal) upon the uncapped pyramid in accomplishment of the Great Work. The year 1776 represents the starting date toward the culmination of the Masons master plan. They envisioned the work would be finished from the day of inception that the U.S. government was dedicated in order for Apollo/ Osiris/ Nimrod to return to "a people terrible from their beginning" (Isaiah 18:2) and inhabit his temple. This is found in the modern Jewish calendar (5776) as well as Scottish Rite Freemasonry, who, unlike their other brethren, prefer adding 3760 years to the common date. In order for this superior side of Masonry to arrive at the appropriate number for their finished pyramid and the completed work including the capstone, they have to add the date 2016 to the common era, or 3760 + 2016 = 5776. The dates 2012 and 2016 appear on dozens of occasions in connection to the Masonic prophecy of the coming of Apollo/ Osiris/ Nimrod. These years are encoded on the Great Seal of the United States and several other important Masonic ciphers, including the true Lost Symbol, the Capitol Dome in Washington D.C., and the first degree Masonic trestle board.
See: The Great Pyramid and 2016 (Return of Christ ... or anti-Christ?)
See: The Pyramids and the End of the World (2016?)
See: Oracle Set in Stone (The Christ Angle and Great Pyramid on September 20, 2017)
22. The stone which the builders rejected has become the head stone of the corner.
42. Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?
Will the return of Christ coincide with four back-to-back blood moons in 2014 and 2015?
31. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes.
This exact 4 blood-red moon sequence of astronomical occurrences has happened on 3 other occasions that corresponded to significant events in Jewish history. Back-to-back, blood-red moons occur on the first day of Passover and Sukkot the following two years or, in one case, beginning the same year of these important dates.
March 31, 1492 - "Edict of Expulsion" (Alhambra Decree) ordering all remaining Jews from Spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. They were given four months to leave or convert to Catholicism by July 31. The last Jews left on August 2, 1492, the day before Columbus set sail which was also the traditional day of mourning (9th of Av) for the destruction of the First and Second Temples. Tens of thousands were forcibly converted and many who left were executed in the countries where they fled. Also, of course, Italian Christopher Columbus discovered the "New World" in 1492. Some say he was secretly a Jew, however, there is little proof to substantiate their claim.
Passover - April 14, 32 A.D. (Blood Moon)
Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles) - October 7, 32 A.D. (Blood Moon)
Passover - April 3, 33 A.D. (Blood Moon - Crucifixion of Jesus Christ?)
Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles) - September 7, 33 A.D. (Blood Moon)
See: Lunar Tetrad Crucifixion
Passover - April 2, 1493 (Blood Moon)
Sukkoth - September 25, 1493 (Blood Moon)
Passover - March 22, 1494 (Blood Moon)
Sukkoth - September 15, 1494 (Blood Moon)
1948 - Israel became a nation again by fighting their War of Independence.
Passover - April 13, 1949 (Blood Moon)
Sukkoth - October 7, 1949 (Blood Moon)
Passover - April 2, 1950 (Blood Moon)
Sukkoth - September 26, 1950 (Blood Moon)
1967 - Jerusalem retaken by Jews in the Six-Day War.
First Day of Passover - April 24, 1967 (Blood Moon)
First Day of Sukkoth - October 18, 1967 (Blood Moon)
First Day of Passover - April 13, 1968 (Blood Moon)
First Day of Sukkoth - October 6, 1968 (Blood Moon)
What will occur in the 2014 – 2015 time period?
First Day of Passover - April 15, 2014 (Blood Moon)
First Day of Sukkoth - October 8, 2014 (Blood Moon)
Religious Calendar New Year - Adar 29/Nisan 1 - March 20, 2015 (Total Solar Eclipse - 6th Seal where the Sun turns black as sackcloth? A great earthquake comes first at the opening of the 6th Seal ..... maybe due to the tug of the planetary alignment?)
First Day of Passover - April 4, 2015 (Total Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon - another part of the 6th Seal?)
First Day of Sukkoth - September 28, 2015 (SUPER Blood Moon at perigee - Or might this big red moon be the one of the 6th Seal? In this case, could the great earthquake be the one Nostradamus mentions happening sometime in May? May 2015, perhaps?)
Fall Feasts in 2015
Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets) - Civil Calendar New Year - September 13 (Partial Solar Eclipse)
Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) - September 23
Sukkoth (The Feast of Tabernacles) - September 28 (SUPER Blood Moon seen from Jerusalem at perigee for the entire year - 6th Seal Blood Moon?)
All these blood moon tetrads repeatedly occur on the first (Alpha - 1st) and last (Omega - 7th) official Biblical Holy Days required by the LORD.
See: Prophecy in the Stars
See: WARNING: 8 Super-Signs in the Heavens
See: September 23, 2017 IS NOT the sign of Revelation 12!
See: Sign of Revelation 12 occurred on October 16, 2012!
FROM October 16, 2012 (Sign of Revelation 12 in the constellation Virgo) TO March 29, 2016 (Titanic-sized Asteroid 2016 BC14) = 1260 days (A "star fallen from heaven to Earth"?)
Starting on November 20, 2016 Jupiter, the King Planet, will gestate/retrograde for about 9 months (41 weeks) in the "womb" of the constellation Virgo before exiting her "birth canal" on September 9, 2017 which, interestingly, is on a Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath of Elul 18, 5777. Then, on September 23, 2017 (the Saturday of Tishri 3, 5778 - one day after the Feast of Trumpets) a rare planetary alignment will occur near Virgo with a "crown" of 12 stars above the head area, 9 stars from Leo and 3 planets in a line. It is also interesting to note that every year the Draconid meteor shower, which comes from the direction of the constellation Draco (the Dragon or Serpent), peaks around October 7-8 and in 2017 this will occur 14 days later (7 + 7) during day 3 (a Saturday) and day 4 of the Jewish holiday Sukkot, 5778.
See: 12 Signs of the Zodiac in the Bible (Lynn Hiles)
Positions of the constellations DO NOT CAUSE events to happen or predict their occurrence, like astrologers errantly believe and practice (a capital offense in ancient Israel) ... Nostradamus used Astrology for dating purposes only!
1. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
2. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
See: Peace, Safety and SUDDEN DESTRUCTION
See: Significance of Past and Future Tetrads (John Hagee)
Curiously, the Goliath Grouper, commonly or formerly known as the Jewfish, only spawn in September (Feast of Trumpets and Tabernacles) and only around dusk at a full moon. They were fished to near extinction but saved at the last minute by legislation that forbade the spearing or catching of them using any method under any circumstances. Sound kind of familiar? Holocaust ..... future Great Tribulation?
See: 4 Blood Moons - Part 1 (Mark Biltz)
See: 4 Blood Moons - Part 2 (Mark Biltz)
See: 4 Blood Moons - Part 3 (Mark Biltz)
See: 4 Blood Moons - Part 4 (Mark Biltz)
See: 4 Blood Moons - Part 5 (Mark Biltz)
Will Enoch's prophecy of the 70 "shepherds" of Israel culminate with Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu?
Enoch's prophecy of 70 "shepherds" of Israel - The 35 bad kings "of the sheepfold" before 586 B.C.
In a vision, Enoch (who lived 669 years before Noah's Flood) saw that there would be 70 shepherds of Israel: "And He called seventy shepherds, and cast those sheep to them that they might pasture them,..." (1 Enoch 89:59-61) He saw the first group of 35 shepherds as unique from the other ones to come which represented the first 35 bad kings of Israel and Judah ("of the sheepfold") before 586 B.C. when Jerusalem was destroyed on the 9th of Av and then carried away in captivity by the Babylonians: "And I saw till that in this manner thirty-five shepherds undertook the pasturing (of the sheep),..." (1 Enoch 90:1-2) The vision shows him that all 70 "shepherds" including these 35 will go to hell: "...And those seventy shepherds were judged and found guilty, and they were cast into that fiery abyss..." (1 Enoch 90:20- 27)
Good and Bad Kings of Israel (Before 586 B.C.)
Judah (and Benjamin) Israel (Ten Northern Tribes)
1. Saul - Bad 17. Jeroboam I - Bad
David - GOOD 18. Nadab - Bad
Solomon - GOOD 19. Baasha - Bad
2. Rehoboam - Bad 20. Elah - Bad
3. Abijah - Bad 21. Zimri - Bad
Asa - GOOD 22. Omri - Bad
Jehoshaphat - GOOD 23. Ahab - Bad
4. Jehoram - Bad 24. Ahaziah - Bad
5. Ahaziah - Bad 25. Joram - Bad
6. Athaliah - Bad 26. Jehu - Bad
7. Joash - Bad 27. Jehoahaz - Bad
8. Amaziah - Bad 28. Jehoash - Bad
9. Uzziah - Bad 29. Jeroboam II - Bad
Jotham - GOOD 30. Zechariah - Bad
10. Ahaz - Bad 31. Shallum - Bad
Hezekiah - GOOD 32. Menahem - Bad
11. Manasseh - Bad 33. Pekahiah - Bad
12. Amon - Bad 34. Pekah - Bad
Josiah - GOOD 35. Hoshea - Bad
13. Jehoahaz - Bad
14. Jehoiakim - Bad
15. Jehoiachin - Bad
16. Zedekiah - Bad
Enoch was obviously referring to the bad kings in this early group, otherwise why would he say that David and Solomon were condemned to hell? Notice that out of 42 kings Enoch saw only 7 good ones or, perhaps, did not see them at all. The vision may have only shown him the 35 bad ones, leaving out the other seven.
See: Enoch's Prophecy of 70 Shepherds
See: Will Enoch's prophecy of the 70 "shepherds" of Israel culminate with Netanyahu?
See: Good and Bad Kings of Israel
See: Good and Evil Kings of Israel
Enoch's prophecy of 70 "shepherds" of Israel - The 23 puppet rulers of Israel NOT of the "sheepfold" propped up by foreign powers (539 B.C. - 70 A.D.)
After the vision of the 35 "shepherds" Enoch then saw 23 foreign ones ruling over Israel until the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., effectively all but ending the Herodian dynasty and bringing the total to 58: "And I saw until that twenty-three had undertaken the pasturing and completed in their several periods fifty-eight times." (1 Enoch 90:5) By 135 A.D. the nation of Israel, for all practical purposes, no longer existed as its dispersion was complete after the total suppression of the Bar Kokhba rebellion by Hadrian, who in fact may have been included with these 23 oppressive leaders. It might also be pertinent to add that, according to history, Jerusalem has been besieged 23 times.
See: History of Jerusalem
See: Enoch’s Second Vision of 23 Shepherds (???)
See: Prophecy Uncovered Reveals Details of Israel's Last Days (70 Shepherds of Enoch and the Dead Sea Scrolls)
Persian (Post-Exilic) Period: 539 B.C. to 332 B.C. - (Cyrus the Great - Persia)
Hellenistic Period: 332 B.C. to 167 B.C. - (Alexander the Great - Macedonia and Greece)
Ptolemaic Period: 305 B.C. to 198 B.C. - (Ptolemy - Egypt)
Seleucid Period: 198 B.C. to 167 B.C. - (Antiochus Epiphanes - Persia and Syria)
Roman Era: 63 B.C. to 135 A.D. - (Herod Dynasty to 70 A.D. - Proxy of Rome)
There were many more than 23 rulers who, collectively, ruled over Israel during this time period. However, some were probably good, like Cyrus and Alexander, while some were just much worse than others and considered outright evil in many cases such as Antiochus IV Epiphanes (who sacrificed a pig on the Temple alter and set up the "abomination of desolation"), Nero and Hadrian. The vision he received may have simply shown Enoch the worst of the worst.
See: Timeline After the Babylonian Exile
See: Rulers in the Seleucid Era
See: Rulers in Israel during the Roman Era
Enoch's Prophecy of 70 "shepherds" of Israel - The Final 12 "kings" After Israel's 1948 Inception as a Nation Once More
Finally, after the vision of the rulers which totalled 58, Enoch foresaw that 12 more "shepherds" would arise to govern over Israel. Sadly, however, Enoch says that this final group of 12 will do more damage spiritually than all the other 58 knot heads before them: "And I saw that man, who wrote the book according to the command of the Lord, till he opened that book concerning the destruction which those twelve last shepherds had wrought, and showed that they had destroyed much more than their predecessors,..." (1 Enoch 90:19)
The 12 Prime Ministers of Israel since 1948
1. David Ben Gurion - Lawyer
2. Moshe Sharett - Lawyer
3. Levi Eshkol - Finance Minister
4. Golda Meir - Embraced Socialist Zionism (Note: Zion is or was a physical place located in the City of David area of Jerusalem where an ancient Jebusite fortress once stood before he conquered it. Solomon's Temple was then built here, in all likelihood directly above the Gihon Spring so it was near a water source which could easily wash away the bloody animal sacrifices that took place there. The Bible says that God dwells in Zion within the Sanctuary of the Temple inside the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant once rested. However, Zionism is a nationalist and political movement of Jews and Jewish culture which emerged in the late 19th century that supports the reestablishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel. It was birthed by Theodor Herzl in 1897, who was himself an atheist.)
5. Yitzhak Rabin - Politician, officially recognized the PLO, signed the Oslo Accords
6. Menachem Begin - Graduated from law school but never practised
7. Yitzhak Shamir - Studied Law
8. Shimon Peres - Finance Minister
9. Ehud Barak - Implemented the first Oslo Accords
10. Ariel Sharon - Orchestrated Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip
11. Ehud Olmert - Lawyer
12. Benjamin Netanyahu - Supports the two-state solution with the condition of recognition of Israel's "right to exist" (Update: Netanyahu was again re-elected March 17, 2015 which was St. Patrick's Day, Green Day, on the vow there would be no Palestinian State during his watch ... an apparent, wishy-washy flip-flop of his earlier policy. Only time will tell whether or not he will fold under U.S. and U.N. pressure, proving to be just another lying politician with a mouthful of false promises. Personally, I believe exactly what Enoch said, that all 70 of these "shepherds" are GOING TO HELL, including the last twelve!)
See: Abominable Concessions Made By A Secular Israeli Government (Irvin Baxter)
See: Netanyahu will be in Office when the "Tabernacle of David" is Re-established (Ray Bentley speaking about a prophecy by Robert Mawire) Time Bar - 16:40 to 18:00
See: Fake Jews and the Synagogue of Satan (Battle of Armageddon - World War III)
See: The Star of Remphan (The 6-pointed star, is it the Star of David?)
See: Will the anti-Christ be Jewish and claim to come as Elijah? (Enoch was not a Jew! - Grant Jeffrey)
All these leaders have made unforgivable concessions to Israel's sworn enemies since its inception in 1948 and worst of all, have lain with the biggest harlot of all time, Babylon ... the U.S. of America. And how many of these 12 last prime ministers were or are Christians? How many of them have accepted Jesus Christ (Yeshua) as their personal LORD and Savior? THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT FOR MAKING IT TO HEAVEN these days, in case you don't already know. ("And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."- Acts 4:12) If they didn't or haven't said "yes" to His invitation of eternal salvation, THEY ARE GOING TO HELL, plain and simple, I'm sorry. Before 33 A.D., when Jesus died for the world's sins, it DID matter if these "shepherds" were good or bad because they, the Hebrews and probably all people, were still under the law of Moses, whether they observed it or not. But after 33 A.D. it wouldn't and really doesn't make a hill of beans how good one is unless repentance of sins and acceptance of Christ is at the forefront of their life. This prophecy appears to be dead on with respect to end time events and closely parallels the prediction of St. Malachy about the final 112 Popes...the present 111th one being nearly 86 years old at the time of this writing and in bad health. If Netanyahu gets re-elected on January 22, 2013 and Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) abdicates the papacy soon or dies, the coming of the Messiah could be right around the corner. The predecessors spoken of in this prophecy are the shepherds who come before the emergence of someone Enoch refers to as "the Lord of the Sheep" ..... I wonder who THAT could be?!
Enoch also predicted that there would only be a total of 70 generations from the time of Noah's Flood to the judgement of the "Watchers", who are believed to be the angels that rebelled, along with Satan, against God. But could these "Watchers" actually be UFOs? Even Alexander the Great may have had a UFO experience when he and his army observed "gleaming silver shields" swooping down, making several passes and hovering over their phalanxes on the battlefield while invading India. Recent scientific discoveries have led some archaeologists to speculate what they believe to be a more accurate dating of the Flood. According to them, the Great Deluge occurred sometime between 2800 and 2900 B.C., with an emphasis leaning more towards the later 2900 B.C. period. If a generation is about 70 years, based on the Bible (Psalm 90:10) - then:
70 X 70 = 4900 years
4900 yrs - 2900 BC = 2000 AD
4900 yrs - 2800 BC = 2100 AD
Perhaps: 4900 yrs - 2887 BC = 2013 AD ???!Breaking News! Netanyahu WAS re-elected and the Pope has announced his resignation to be effective as of February 28, 2013!
There might be almost no limit to what these little nano-rascals could accomplish. Once injected into a person's bloodstream, they might be able to surgically alter the double helix structure of his or her DNA within the chromosomes of their cells by rearranging the nucleobase code sequence. These miniature nano-surgeons could snip a "G" (Guanine) here, tuck an "A" (Adenine) there, move a "T" (Thymine) over to the place where a "C" (Cytosine) once was and vice versa. Hey, I just got a brain fart ..... didn't I see something kind of like this in a movie? (Or, like so many metaphysical philosophers and psychotherapists, am I just mind masterbating?) Oh yeah, Fantastic Voyage. The little nano gene butchers might literally be able to change someone's appearance in a relatively short period of time. They might be pre-programmed for their task or controlled by a microchip implant, which could be why those who take the "mark of the beast" have no chance of eternal salvation and, morally speaking, goes much farther than just a financial control issue ..... they are no longer REALLY human anymore. Hair, eye/skin color, muscular development, bone structure, height, weight and maybe even sex and race might be able to be changed, as well as, possibly, their very species ..... the ultimate espionage agent, a true cameleon. I mean, a spy might go in somewhere as a black man, and come out as a white woman ..... or a German Shepherd. But let's not give D.A.R.P.A. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) any more ideas than they already have, right? That is, if they haven't already thought of it and are working on it. In fact, they're right now trying to develop a genetically superior soldier for the future. Wait a minute, didn't I see something like this in a movie too? Oh yeah, Soldier with Kurt Russell.
See: DNA "Gene Drive” (The next weapon of mass destruction?)
See: The Genesis Engine (Recombinant DNA Manipulation)
See: Black Goo (Silent Assimilation by use of Smart Dust in Chemtrails)
See: Artificial Intelligence of Black Goo
See: FUTURAMA - A Clockwork Origin (Watch Robots Evolve From Nanobots)
The Bible speaks of "locusts" who are "told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree" (Revelation 9:4), which is not natural, that will "torment" those "who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads" for "five months." DARPA has already developed small flying drones about the size of a grasshopper that can home in on a signal from an RFID computer chip implant. The ones with "God in their foreheads" definitely have not allowed themselves to be chipped with the "mark of the beast." So, drawing from that premise, perhaps a rebel group or enemy agency could launch several million of these "locusts" armed with poisonous or contagious hypodermic fangs programmed to attack people fitted with RFID implants. They might even be able to send some sort of aggravating microwave radiation into the chips that could somehow cause sores to develop on the skin. Kind of reminds you of the movie "Transcendence" with Johnny Depp, doesn't it?
See: The Locusts of D.A.R.P.A.
See: Rise of the Insect Drones
See: Bionics, Transhumanism, and the End of Evolution (This Documentary Promotes Transhumanism)
See: Transhumanism - Part 2 (This Documentary Promotes Transhumanism)
See: Spider/Gecko Z-MAN (Official DARPA Website)
Might the "mark of the beast" literally be the transgenetic changing of whoever receives it into a part animal, part human creature with beastly physical components?
See: The Alien Human Hybrid Program
Amid human and animal rights movements, the question of civil responsibility and accountability would certainly come up in the case of ownership and treatment of these transhuman genetic oddities. Would (or will) it be considered murder if someone kills one of these creatures? When the Millennial Temple is built in Jerusalem and animal sacrifice is resumed, would it be legal or acceptable to give one of them for a burnt offering to God?
See: Enoch and the Ancients
See: ANCIENT DNA MANIPULATION
See: Aliens, Hybrids, Shapeshifting, Genetics and Satan
Did Moses and his people really cross the Red Sea on dry ground?
Moses once asked, "Who will I say sent me?" and the LORD responded, "Tell them, I AM sent you". The self deifying New Age Movement of today is saying the same thing in an attempt to replace or at least abide on the same level as God, that is, "I am" just as able to ascend or transcend to a heavenly existence. Not surprisingly, this is exactly what Lucifer says about himself.
12. How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, who did weaken the nations!
13. For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the farthest sides of the north:
14. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Pillar at Nuweiba
This column matches one on the other side of the gulf in Saudi Arabia which had the inscriptions intact. The Hebrew words Mizram (Egypt), death, water, pharaoh, Edom, Yahweh, and Solomon were on that column. King Solomon had these columns erected 400 years after the miracle of the crossing of the Red Sea on dry land. Solomon's sea port was at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba at Eilat (I Kings 9:26) and he was very familiar with the Red Sea crossing site, as it was in his neighborhood. The Bible even mentions this column in Isaiah 19:19, "In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border."
Four, six and eight spoked wheels were found in the Red Sea. These wheels were typical of the wheels used in the 18th Dynasty at the time of Moses and the Red Sea Exodus.
See: Pharoah's chariots on the bottom of the Red Sea (Michael Rood)
Sinaitic Inscriptions in Wadee El-Mukattab, Sinai
"The wind blowing, the sea dividing into parts, they pass over"
"The Hebrews flee through the sea; the sea is turned into dry land."
"The waters permitted and dismissed to flow, burst rushing unawares upon the astonished men, congregated from quarters banded together to slay treacherously being lifted up with pride."
"The leader divideth asunder the sea, its waves roaring. The people enter, and pass through the midst of the waters."
"Moses causeth the people to haste like a fleet-winged she-ostrich crying aloud; the cloud shining bright,
a mighty army propelled into the Red sea is gathered into one;
they go jumping and skipping.
Journeying through the open channel,
taking flight from the face of the enemy.
The surge of the sea is divided."
"The people flee, the tribes descend into the deep.
The people enter the waters.
The people enter and penetrate through the midst.
The people are filled with stupor and perturbation.
Jehovah is the keeper and companion."
"Their enemies weep for the dead, the virgins are wailing.
The sea flowing down overwhelmed them.
The waters were let loose to flow again."
The people depart fugitive.
A mighty army is submerged in the deep sea,
the only way of escape for the congregated people."
Did the Red Sea event actually take place millions of years ago when early hominids crossed over a natural land bridge at a time of low water levels in that area of the Middle East? Additionally, was Esau a hairy, red headed Neanderthal man and Jacob a fair skinned Homo sapiens? The Bible says that both Esau and Jacob came from the same womb, that of Rebekah who asked the Lord why the two struggled within her. He told her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people will be separated from your bowels; and the one people will be stronger than the other people; and the older will serve the younger." (Genesis 25:23) Is it possible this story is actually symbolic of early man coming out of Africa, the "womb" of humanity? The scriptures go on to say that one of the offspring will be "stronger than the other" (Esau) but the "younger" (weaker Jacob) will eventually be dominant. Interestingly, some anthropologists believe that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens existed at the same time and even dwelt in the same areas. However, Neanderthal man became extinct over time, either by natural causes or possibly even through interbreeding. Did the superior, more modern genome of Homo sapiens overtake primitive, outdated Neanderthal DNA through cross-species mating? Might it be that the Bible is giving us a science lesson on the roots of humankind in this particular passage of scripture?
See: OUT OF AFRICA: Prehistoric Israel
See: Esau, the Red-haired Neanderthal?
See: Interbreeding With Neanderthals
Just how extensive will Israel's "Promised Land" be?
There are several sages' opinions in the Talmud of where exactly the Biblical Borders are, but at their most extensive, they include all the following:
1. All of Sinai and a part of northern Egypt up to the environs of Cairo
2. All of Jordan
3. A large chunk of Saudi Arabia
4. All of Kuwait
5. A part of Iraq south of the Euphrates
6. All of Lebanon
7. All of Syria
8. A huge part of Turkey (up to lake Van)
9. And Cyprus
17. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.
18. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto your descendants (Isaac AND Ishmael?) have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19. The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20. And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21. And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
See: Isaac Inherits Smaller Portion of Land than Ishmael
31. And I will set your bounds from the Red sea even to the sea of the Philistines (Mediterranean Sea), and from the (Sinai) desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and you will drive them out before you.
7. Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and to all the places near there, in the plain, in the hills, and in the lowland, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and to Lebanon, to the great river, the river Euphrates.
24. Every place where on the soles of your feet will tread will be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even to the uttermost sea will your coast be.
13. And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you will inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:
3. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon, that have I given to you, as I said unto Moses.
9. And Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land on which your feet have trodden will be your inheritance, and your children's forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.
The 1st Battle of Armageddon and Pharaoh Thothmes III or Thutmose III (ruled 1504 - 1450 B.C.)
According to a noted historical account, in 1479 B.C. the renowned Pharaoh Thothmes III of Egypt engaged the eastern Hittite and Syrian kings at an ancient town on the hill of Megiddo, supposedly where the battle of Armageddon will be fought sometime in the future. It is interesting to note that this Egyptian king decisively defeated his enemy there at Megiddo, then besieged and looted the fortress taking almost 6,000 prisoners in doing so. Could this be the same Pharaoh "Tom" that pursued the Hebrews across the Red Sea? The Biblical story implies that Moses waited for the death of the great oppressor (Exodus 1:11) before returning to Egypt from his refuge in Midian and that the Exodus took place almost immediately in the reign of Thothmes' successor, that is, of Amenhotep II. (1450 or 1448 - 1425 or 1420) Many historians believe Amenhotep, therefore, was probably the pharaoh of the Exodus who hardened his heart and would not let them go. He followed Thothmes in 1448 B.C., which coincides with the Biblical time dating the Exodus as 480 years before the Temple. (i.e. 1447 B.C.) A coregency with Thutmose III and Amenhotep II is thought to have lasted for about two years and four months but this theory also has its opponents. Some historians point out that the Hebrew slaves built or were building the Egyptian store city of Pithom or "Pi-Thom", which means "The House of Thom", for their oppressor at the time of the great departure. The Egyptian name is Pe Tum, "the house (temple) of Tum," the sun god of Heliopolis. Thothmes III is generally regarded as the greatest of the kings of Egypt and is represented by a sphinx presenting gifts of water and wine to this solar deity Tum, the setting sun. The name "Pi-Thom" apparently occurs in Papyrus Anastasi VI from the reign of Seti II, while a town of the same name existed in Ramesside times in the region thought to correspond to biblical "Goshen" but the name is interpreted as meaning, "House of Tum" (Atum), chief of the Heliopolitan deities. His reign, which he dated from his first accession prior to the death of Thothmes I, extended over a period of 54 years. He died on March 17, 1447, B.C. at the age of 82 and was buried in the "Valley of the Kings". His successor, Amenhotep II (the 7th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt) is regarded as the most cruel and bloodthirsty pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who sought to fight in hand-to-hand combat and led the Egyptian troops into battle with howls of rage according to the annals of history. In April of his seventh year, Amenhotep was faced with a major rebellion in Syria by the vassal states of Naharin and dispatched his army to the Levant to suppress it. This rebellion was likely instigated by Egypt's chief Near Eastern rival, Mitanni. It appears that the two weeks when Amenhotep would have been closest to Mitanni are omitted from a certain stele of Egyptian antiquity, thus it is possible that his army was defeated on this campaign. But of course, any battles lost would not have been mentioned. Amenhotep's last campaign took place in his ninth year, however it apparently did not proceed farther north than the Sea of Galilee and after a reign of 30+ years (the highest known regnal year being 26), Amenhotep II died at between 40 and 50 years of age. He was then buried in the Valley of the Kings. His tomb was not to lay undisturbed for long, however, before the end of the 20th Dynasty it had been entered by tomb robbers (resin found on the mummy of Amenhotep II show the impressions of jewellery which the robbers had taken). Fortunately the tomb was restored by the High Priests of the 21st Dynasty, mummies from other royal tombs were then stored in the tomb of Amenhotep II. (these included Tuthmosis IV, Merneptah-Siptah, Seti II, Setnakht, Ramesses III, Ramesses IV) It was then discovered by Victor Loret in 1898. So, if this was the pharaoh of the Red Sea parting, he evidently did not die along with the rest of his army there or, at least, no ancient artifacts from that period have been found that will admit it. However, according to Michael Rood of "A Rood Awakening" (Hebraic Roots Ministry) there is historical evidence that mentions Thothmes III fighting a great battle with "a god" but he did not say whether or not the pharaoh died as a result of this conflict or where it occurred. Many people don't believe that the pharaoh of Exodus perished in the waters of the Red Sea since the tombs of both Thutmose III and Amenhotep II, have been found. But if one reads Exodus 14:30 carefully it states the following: "So the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore." This passage indicates that the dead bodies of the Egyptians were deposited on the shore of the Red Sea. This would have allowed the Egyptians access to his body for burial. One amazing fact about Amenhotep II was that his successor was not his firstborn son nor his heir. This would confirm the biblical passage in Exodus 4:22-23 where all the firstborn of Egypt were killed by the angel of God at what is now called Passover.
The LORD Himself will fight against and defeat His enemies at Armageddon, drenching His clothes in blood as deep as a horse's bridle reins by wallering through the slain bodies of those who will choose to war against Him, from the Valley of Megiddo to the ancient city of Petra near Bozrah, Jordan.
1. Who is this that comes from Edom, with red garments from Bozrah? This glorious one in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2. Why are your clothes red and your garments like those who trample grapes in a winepress?
3. I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no one with me; for I have trodden them with my anger and have trampled them with my fury; and their blood spattered my garments and stained all my clothing.
4. For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed has come.
5. And I looked, and there was no one to help; and I wondered that there was no one to give support; therefore my own arm brought salvation to me; and my fury sustained me.
See: The Conquering Messiah (Theresa Garcia)
Was the Great Pyramid of Giza actually a giant hydraulic jack used to lift the heavy stones it was built with into place?
Was the tree of good and evil symbolic for a DNA helix "tree"?
Did God "create" man and woman by manipulating the DNA of lower life forms such as monkeys, apes or primitive hominids that had reached the limits of evolution? Adam and Eve were told not to eat the fruit of the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil" lest they would surely die. However, after being tempted of the devil they "ate" from the tree. The Bible says that immediately after partaking of the "fruit" both of them realized they were naked. Monkeys and apes are not cognizant of their nakedness, or at least if they are they could care less because it is quite natural for them to run around without any clothes on. So, it was not until their DNA was changed in some "heavenly" biolab that Adam and Eve perceived the indecency of their own nudity. Could this whole situation have come about over a disagreement between two powerful alien scientists who were arguing whether or not to break their "prime directive" of non-interference to other worlds as some ancient alien astronaut theorists have speculated? Did God actually want the hominids to stay innocently, as they were, dwelling in a virtual earthly paradise like the Garden of Eden where they had no cares or worries of this world? Then was Satan the good guy here, by wanting to change their DNA to advance man's condition of existence? That's not what the Bible says, and when you just look at the pervasive degenerating nature of man and moral corruption in the world we live in today, not to mention all the pollution, environmental disasters and land stripping that is strangling it, by all accounts it seems God had man's future pegged right from the very beginning ..... of course, providing this is what really happened back then. The main flaw with this theory is that the Bible explains when God created man, IT WAS A GOOD THING. So what was the true nature of the punishment for "eating" from the tree of good and evil? Some theologians believe when Eve "ate" of the "tree" that she committed adultery and had sex with Satan. However, Adam also "ate", so he perpetrated an act of homosexuality with the same devil. This might have contaminated their blood and the blood of their offspring so that the gift of immortality was no longer possible. What really happened? For a much more in depth discussion about this subject, replete with photos and illustrations, visit the following website: Ancient Alien Goddesses
See: Genetic Tampering (Modern and Ancient)
See: High-Tech Cell and the Multidimensional Genome (Robert Carter)
See: Nephilim Stargates
See: The God YHWH Created Hybrids in Mesopotamia
8. And the LORD said to Moses, "Make you a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole: and it will come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looks on it, will live."
See: Evolution of Life On Other Planets (Secular Hypothesis for Intelligent Design)
Was blood sacrifice a ritual offering to the "Gods" that evolved over centuries of time from an ancient knowledge of DNA? If the "Gods" or Elohim (plural and capitalized) did create modern homo sapiens from the blood of primitive hominids or early humans, it would stand to reason that this fact, if revealed by the creators, would have been relayed through generations of offspring and eventually perverted into something warped from the original source information. It's like relaying a message to a hundred people from a starting point and by the time it reaches the end, it has taken on a partial or even an entirely different meaning. Kind of like in a TV comedy, there are some similarities between the final verbal composition of the message and the point where it began, but through broken communication and added language it gets distorted, usually, in the form of something funny. Although, in this particular case, there's nothing amusing about human sacrifice. By the time the stories of Gods and DNA reached ancient "civilized" man, all they understood was that the creators needed "living" or fresh blood to be satiated. And how does one satisfy a God's blood lust or necessity? Blood sacrifice, obviously. Some theologians take this idea of DNA manipulation to the hermeneutical limits by suggesting the angels or "sons of God" (Bene Elohim) tampered with man's DNA when they mated with the "daughters of men" and produced giant hybrid offspring, the Nephilim. It has even been theorized that animal and human DNA was genetically combined to form a creature ideally suited for food supply, the swine. Half-animal, half-human mutants and giants may have been running around all over the place before Noah's flood. Christ said in Luke 17:26 "as it was in the days of Noah" so it will be in the last days. Does this mean the Nephilim will actually return or does it merely imply the same type of activity they were engaged in will again come around? According to some end time researchers, they already have returned and are abducting and microchipping human beings right now. These alien microchip implants are impossible to remove and the effects they cause to DNA are irreversible. You can't just dig them out of your skin ... it won't do any good. They are meant, the watchers say, to re-create the Nephilim and bring about the "ancient of days" (Daniel 7:13) before Christ has a chance to return so they can chip as many people as possible by deceiving them with promises of a long, extended life span these implants will provide, perhaps by as much as 500 years or more. These "fallen angels" were the seed of Satan who once before tried to corrupt the bloodline to Jesus by polluting the entire genome through a massive hybrid breeding program. Of course, God literally put a damper on their plans with a world-wide flood that killed most of them, but not all, as can be seen in the renowned Biblical story of David and Goliath. Inside this train of thought lies a whole new perspective with regards to the reason why God had Joshua and his army wipe out 31 kinds of people and their cities in the land of Canaan. Whole populations were massacred, even down to the last child. At first glance, God would seem to be a heinous genocidal megalomaniac on the same level as Adolf Hitler, however, one must remember that these humans had mingled with the Nephilim and produced offspring, something the LORD saw as an abomination. Giants and all manner of genetically engineered hybrids were walking that part of the Earth in those days. God instructed His people to put a permanent stop to this manipulating pollution of the human genome. Alteration of DNA would have endangered future generations of Hebrews in the case of interbreeding and possible contamination of the bloodline to Jesus. In any case, the Devil was undoubtedly behind all of this mischief in an attempt to create, or at least shape, man in his own image.
See: PROOF Mankind was Manipulated by an Alien Race (Lloyd Pye)
See: Rh Negative Blood Type - Geneticist Letter to Lloyd Pye
See: THEORY OF EVOLUTION - Rh Negative Blood
1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2. That the sons of God (Bene Elohim) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
4. There were giants (Nephilim) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
See: Fallen Angels Masquerade as God?!
See: Body Snatchers in the Bible
See: Body Snatchers in the Bible (Part 2)
The problem, however, is that the Hebrews DID NOT utterly wipe out the people God told them to. So, this would mean that "contaminated" blood of the Nephilim still exists in human populations around the world and especially in the Middle East. Could these people with traces of altered alien DNA be those who the Bible describes as the seed of Satan? Are the Palestinians this seed which has become a "snare" and "thorns" poking Israel in their proverbial "side" (Gaza to one side and the West Bank to the other) to this very day for not obeying the LORD in the distant past?
2. And when the LORD your God will deliver them over to you; you will strike them, and utterly destroy them; you will make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them:
3. Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,
4. For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and He will destroy you suddenly.
16. You must destroy all the peoples the LORD your God is delivering over to you and not look on them with pity. Do not worship their gods, for that will be a snare to you.
1 Samuel 15
3. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
9. But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatted calves, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
3. And I have also said, "I will not drive them out before you; they will become traps for you, and their gods will become snares to you."
55. But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.
See: Forbidden Gates (Tom Horn)
See: Aliens are Demons
See: Return Of The Nephilim (Chuck Missler)
See: Bones of Sacrificed Children Found Embedded in the Ancient Walls of Jericho
See: Bloody Child Sacrifice to Baal
See: Foundation Sacrifices in the Ancient Middle East
In the Old Testament animal sacrifice was performed as atonement or reconciliation for sin. However, the blood from these animals only covered sin. (Strong's 3722 Hebrew word: kaphar - "to cover") Conversely, the blood of Jesus completely "takes away" sin.
See: Mystery of the Rh O-Negative Blood Type
See: Rh Negative Blood Type: What it Means Spiritually (O+ is the Synagogue of Satan - Illuminati)
See: Rh Negative Blood - Holy Grail Bloodline
4. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
29. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look! The Lamb of God who takes away (Strong's G142 Greek word: airō - "to remove; to take away") the sin of the world!"
See: Rh Negative Blood - Only Begotten Son Monogenes (One of a Kind)
See: Rh Negative Blood Type - Rejecting the Mark of the Beast!
See: Rh Negative Blood Type and Psychic Abilities
See: Isaiah 3 - Cloaking Tech will be Removed
See: Nephilim in North America
Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified, is known in Jerusalem as the "place of the skull." However, Golgotha doesn't mean anything close to "skull" in Hebrew, Aramaic, or any other language. It is where King David buried the head of the decapitated giant Goliath of Gath. The Bible teaches that after David slew Goliath, he cut off his head and brought the severed skull to Jerusalem.
1 Samuel 17
51. David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed Goliath's sword, drew it from its sheath, and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran away.
54. And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armor in his tent.
Was the Virgin Mary abducted by aliens and inseminated aboard a UFO with extraterrestrial sperm which ultimately resulted in the conception and birth of the "star child" baby Jesus?
See: Was Mary a distant offspring of the Nephilim? (Immaculate Conception in some reptilian species!)
See: Reptilian Aliens and the Council of the 13 "Royal" Families
See: Alien Species and Advanced Humans (Greys and Reptilians)
See: Edward Snowden: Aliens Are Trying To Contact Planet Earth
See: The Human Reptilian Connection
See: The Terrifying Message Within DNA (Mitochondrial Eve is 6000 years old!)
See: Scientists Discovered Message from God in Human DNA Code!
See: DNA Reveals Humans are Designed by Aliens
See: Time Travel and Stargate Portals are Real and Exist on Earth Today!
See: UFO Update
Daniel 2 (ASV)
43. And whereas you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, they will mingle themselves with the seed of men; (Aliens from outer space or Nephilim interbreeding with humans?) but they will not cleave one to another, even as iron does not mingle with clay. (As in acceptable marriage living with one another or as in their DNA won't be compatible?)
Many inquisitive sci-fi enthusiasts who declare "We WILL Ponder" believe that some UFO's might actually be time travelers from our own world. Flying saucers and other shiny, odd shaped craft that people are seeing in the sky could be time or space/time ships popping in and out of existence as they move through a distorted continuum of space and time manipulated by their machines. These objects could be probes from the future or even the distant past that are unmanned (in the case of earthlings) or unoccupied (in the case of aliens) which have come to observe and record our civilization before going back to their own time, wherever, er...uh, and whenever it is, was or will be. This might also explain why they can appear to hover in one place, then just take off straight up, or be moving at a high rate of speed in a particular direction and suddenly dart off at a 90 degree angle and disappear, something that no known conventional aircraft can do. Even if it could, the intense centrifugal force would splatter the pilot all over the cockpit as it came to an abrupt stop, then instantly changed direction. A possible rational explanation of these seemingly strange sightings might be that they are slipping from one time vector, perhaps the future, directly to a different one, maybe a backward vector into the past, without adversely affecting the occupant at all. The propulsion system for the craft could be the movement through time itself. How, you ask, might this be possible? Consider the fact that the earth itself is moving through space at incredible speeds. In fact, not only is it moving in an elliptical orbit around the Sun every 365 days at 67,000 mph traveling some 584 million miles along the way, but it also spins at 1,040 mph (at the equator). If a stationary time machine were to be engaged somewhere on the surface of the earth, it could be that it would become detached from its previous location or point in space and time. In other words, the earth might not just drag the fabricated space/time anomaly along for a ride because it has dematerialized at a specific location where the globe once was at a specific time, but is now no longer there. A time traveler's space/time might be independent of the earth's space/time. And it may not matter which direction in time the traveler went. For instance, if the traveler chose to go backward in time, let's say one hour, he or she might just rematerialize in outer space 67,000 miles in front of the earth because it was 67,000 miles behind just one hour ago. The traveler would then have to wait one hour for the earth to catch up. He or she would indeed be in the past, but in the same position as when they left. If they were to go forward in time, the earth could be 67,000 miles ahead of them when they reemerged in the future. If you think about it, the only sane thing for a time traveler to do would be to set the dial exactly one year to the intended date, past or future, so as to land safely in the same spot. Even deviating by a fraction of one second might put you either high up in the sky or deep underground somewhere embedded in solid rock. By this logic, a time traveler inside a static device would be confined to span an area the diameter of the earth (7,926 miles) along the circumference of its orbital path around the Sun, like a long elliptical tube of traversable space. If this kind of phenomenon were to be the case with time travel, a stationary machine with its occupant would pass right through the earth several times depending on how many years they went into the future or the past. Just like a subatomic particle or an X-ray with no mass. So, as you can see, any experimentation with time travel would probably be best done with some kind of inanimate object or probe first. It makes me think that this might be what happened in the Philadelphia Experiment when a sailor's body rematerialized within the steel deck of a Navy destroyer escort ship. But there is yet another conundrum to mull over with this line of thinking, that is, our solar system itself is moving. FAST! It turns out that our solar system is moving nearly 100,000 mph faster than previously thought, revolving around the center of the Milky Way at some 568,000 mph which is a 15% speed increase from previous estimates that actually translates to a doubling of the mass of our galaxy by earlier conclusions. So, this would toss the idea of setting the time dial to exact, one-year increments right out the window since it wouldn't make any difference and there's no telling where in outer space you might wind up. And even if it were possible to calculate the exact location of a past or future destination, you would still need a well-stocked, high-velocity spacecraft to survive the trip. Looking at this kind of paradox in a somewhat cruel way, a time machine guided by such phenomena might have military implications as well. Using the earth's spin and its orbital speed, an army could "launch" a thermonuclear time bomb by planting it within the device at strategic locations on friendly turf relatively near the intended target country, city or military base. For instance, let's say the objective is Moscow, Russia which lies at 55.75°N. Since the earth is whipping through space at no less than 67,000 mph, from just outside Copenhagen, Denmark at 55.68°N and 970 miles away, the time machine would need to be set just about 53 seconds in the past (because the earth spins counterclockwise) to put the nuke in the proper location and completely obliterate the Russian mongrels. At least, I think it should be set for the past ..... oh well, if not I wouldn't want to be anywhere in the opposite direction around northern Ireland at the time! Of course, all the complicated spatial time factors, such as the past or future position of Earth in space as well as the curvature and elevation of the terrain, would need to be taken into consideration. Highly accurate measurements using computer data to formulate the "trajectory" of the warhead would most likely be necessary, similar to the way precise artillery coordinates on a battlefield grid are determined. And it might turn out, given all the variables, that the only way something like this could work is to have the device installed within an orbiting satellite so as to clear the earth when it revolves around or perhaps in a rocket fired from a seemingly non-threatening unobtrusive direction. They would never know what hit them because the bomb would actually be launched or activated from several seconds in the future, kind of like when Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger just popped up out of nowhere buck naked into an alley and stole a guy's pants. (Note: Depending upon how long it took a missile to reach the proper elevation required for the time jump, an enemy might just barely see or detect it by only a few seconds coming out of its silo right before it exploded.) But, how unsettling would it be to know a 10 megaton nuclear bomb could be instantly transported to any location on Earth and detonated at an effective blast height or whatever desired altitude for optimal structural damage to a city, maybe 10,000 feet or so above the surface, without any warning whatsoever? And no deterrence, other than espionage perhaps, such as SAM's or even defensive laser weapons would offer any hope of protection. Hell, it might even be possible to "time-launch" an underground ICBM without ever leaving its silo. Since time, when the machine is engaged, will be completely independent of space and could effortlessly pass right through the Earth. The only other vital condition I can think of is that the silo would have to be planted on the same latitude (and proper opposing longitude) as its target, accounting for the rotation of the planet, speed, etc. (Always searching for cutting edge military technology on the fringes, I wouldn't doubt in the least if DARPA is probably working on or at least considering something similar right now, which is just as unsettling.) Hypothetically, how might a time machine work? Perhaps something like a time tunnel or closed cylindrical chamber, like a big pipe looped around in on itself, would have strong superconductive electromagnets attached around the outside perimeter to simulate the immense gravitational pull which is necessary, according to physics. It might then have a rotating circular, charged metallic ring of opposite polarity and reverse magnetic field spinning around close to and inside the diameter of the electromagnets that could be moved either forward or backward along the loop for the desired direction of time travel, back for the past or forward for the future. The ring might also have the ability to activate negative energy at the proper time (or position) to function as a quantum "off ramp" for the occupant to exit the relativistic time-like curve. As the negative plasma passed through the traveler, who might be sitting at the center of the chamber, he or she will have been ejected into another time period at the same place in space that they once dematerialized. A similar concept, and maybe even more efficient design, might be incorporated into a gyroscope-like contraption. But let's face it, any civilization advanced enough to have mastered time travel will have surely gotten past all these problems and designed their craft to not only travel in time but through space also. Their instruments might be so intricately calibrated, like the dial of a sensitive scientific laboratory appliance, that they could pop out anywhere in time up in the sky, maybe alongside a fighter jet, and then let their anti-gravity or antimatter ion annihilation propulsion systems take over from there. In the case of a "time drive", their vessel might be able to slip in and out of the continuum in a matter of microseconds using miniscule individual spacetime units, moving them along in our atmosphere, fading in and out of existence very rapidly in the direction of the earth's spin (1,040 mph) and forward or backward through space at 67,000 mph while we orbit the Sun. What people could be seeing are vehicles that are dematerializing and rematerializing so fast that it is indistinguishable to the naked eye and just looks like a continuous movement of incredible velocity through the air. That is, until they may decide to change their direction in time and shoot off in a completely bizarre pattern across the sky as if portraying erratic behavior. One of the main concerns with popping in and out of "reality", especially going back in time, might be the strange possibilities brought on by the causality factor. Would you encounter yourself in the past each time you remanifest, or at least leave behind evidence of your presence during that time period? Consequently, if you went further in the past, and then came back to that same time period which you were just in, would you find that there were two you's running around? EGAD! I don't know about you, but I'm getting a headache just trying to wrap my brain around all these weird concepts.
2 Thessalonians 2
6. And now you know what restrains that he might be revealed in his time.
7. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is taken out of the way.
8. And then will that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth, and will destroy with the brightness of his coming.
See: The Great Restrainer (God or ET's Holding Back the Nukes?)
See: The "Restrainer" Will Desist From Any Further Assistance To Israel (Archangel Michael will be "taken out of the way")
See: Antichrist will be Revealed BEFORE Jesus Christ Returns (Michael is the Restrainer!)
See: "Aliens tried to save America from nuclear war" (Quote by Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon!)
See: Why Are UFO's Shutting Down Our Nuclear Missiles?
See: Obama Admits Aliens Secretly Running The Government
See: The Truth About The Aliens (They control the entire universe and are collecting specimens!)
It has been suggested that the Tower of Babel was a launching pad for Nephilim spacecraft. Some UFOlogists have interpreted the following verses as a powerful heavenly federation putting a stop to the violation of the "Prime Directive" of non-interference with lesser life forms from other planets. Is God playing a giant cosmic chess game with mankind to determine who will stand with Him and who won't by imposing contact restrictions on higher intergalactic life forms? And if this is the case, what is the point? He already knows the outcome of the universe and this whole existence ..... and thanks to the Bible, so do we.
4. And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach to heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
6. And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; this is only the beginning of what they will do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7. Come, let us (plural) go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8. So the LORD scattered them all over the face of the earth, and they stopped building the city.
If America is the prophesied Babylon of the Book of Revelation, it seems her NASA space program is all in vain and doomed to fall.
5. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. (This verse may be referring to her sins of adultery, drugs, prostitution, child sex trafficking, abortion, witchcraft, murders, etc., however, there might also be some very iniquitous scientific experiments going on up in that International Space Station we're not being told about)
6. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.
7. How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she said in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will see no sorrow.
8. Therefore will her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she will be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
53. Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from Me will destroyers come to her, says the LORD.
Interestingly, the Hebrew word "nasa" means to lift up, take up or carry. (See: Nasa)
Did God really form man from clay as it states in the Bible?
8. But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
9. Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
10. Did you not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese?
11. You covered me with skin and flesh, weaving me together with bones and tendons.
16. Surely your turning of things upside down will be esteemed as the potter's clay: for will the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or will the thing framed say of him that framed it, He has no understanding?
Fossilized microbes or their chemical traces have been found in the oldest rocks on Earth. These rocks, which are about 3.8 billion years old, draw a picture of the structurally complex and metabolically sophisticated microbiota that already existed at that time. This leaves for the emergence of living things on Earth only a relatively short period of less than three hundred million years. During that period, complicated metabolic pathways must have developed. How could life, other than God poofing it into existence, have begun on planet Earth? In 1985, Scientists reported a major discovery that supported the emerging theory that life on earth began in clay rather than the sea. The discovery, showed that ordinary clay contains two basic properties essential to life: the capacities to store and transfer energy. With such energy, coming from radioactive decay and other sources, the early clays could have acted as "chemical factories" for processing inorganic raw materials into the more complex molecules from which the first life arose some four billion years ago. In their analysis of common ceramic clay, the scientists said they had found evidence that "mistakes" made normally and repeatedly in the formation of clay crystals presumably create the conditions by which the material traps energy and holds it for perhaps thousands of years. Such defects in the clay microstructure could also be sites for storing information necessary to direct the chemical reactions and organize the eventual proto-organisms. Microscopically, it comes in sheets, pipes, plates and tendrils. It shimmers with electronic energy. It triggers intricate chemical reactions and sucks poisons from the environment. That much is known for certain. But scientists obsessed with clay, seemingly among the most ancient and ordinary of earthly materials, now go even further. This somber, clammy, doughy substance may be capable of storing information and replicating pieces of itself, some believe. And they speculate that those abilities may provide an answer to the mystery of how life began. The surprising complexity of clay is beginning to come into focus, with the help of new microscopes and particle beams for probing structure on the smallest scales. Some of its properties have long been known; clay was the original catalyst in oil refining, for example, and small amounts can speed chemical processes by a factor of 10,000 or more. But as physicists, chemists and geologists come closer to understanding how atoms organize themselves on surfaces, the puzzles of clay's behavior have formed a crucial frontier of materials science. Did life start on primordial Earth simply by self-replicating RNA-like molecules within moist clay lattices which over millions of years evolved into more complex protein chains and, ultimately, formed the DNA of primitive single-celled organisms inside a protected crystalline patterned clay matrix?
The Age of Technology will come during the last days ... one would have to be very naive not to see that we're at that time in history.
4. But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal up the book, even to the time of the end: many will run to and fro, and knowledge will be increased.
18. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, (Ornamental chrome wheels, hubcaps?)
19. The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, (Jewelry for young people?)
20. The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets (i-Pads, Laptops, Notebook PC's, E-Tablets?), and the earrings, (Apparel for women?)
21. The rings, and nose jewels, (Gangsta Rings for gangbangers and rappers?)
22. The changeable suits of apparel, (Business suits?) and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
See: Isaiah 3: Stocks and Bonds will be "taken away"
Automobile accidents were prophesied in the Bible as well.
4. The chariots will rage in the streets, they will jostle one against another in the broad ways: they will seem like torches, they will run like the lightning.
Air travel too.
8. Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
Did Nostradamus predict the Kosovo war in his famous "1999" prophecy?
Century 6, Quatrain 97
The sky will burn at forty-five degrees,
fire approaches the great New City.
Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up,
when they want to have proof of the Normans.
From "The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus" by Ned Halley - "In light of recent events this verse must qualify among Nostradamus's most successful quatrains, including those predicting the rise and fall of Hitler, Franco and Napoleon. The only major city on a 45 degree latitude is 'New' Belgrade in former Yugoslavia, Serbian capital city since the early twelfth century. Nostradamus brilliantly describes the NATO bombing which began in March 1999, including the huge and scattered flames emanating from the cruise missile targets scattered throughout the embattled city. The Northerners are of course NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), who took action following the failure of the Rambouillet Peace Talks, when Slobodan Milosevic wanted proof that NATO really meant what it said in threatening intervention to protect the ethnic Albanians in Kosovo."
I absolutely concur with Ned's interpretation of this quatrain with only a couple of minor differences of opinion. Before 1999, many people thought this was the prophecy of Nostradamus that predicted New York City would be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. The problem with this, however, is that NYC lies at 40 degrees latitude some 300 miles south of the 45th parallel. (coordinates: 40*43'N,74*0'W - 40 latitude North, 74 longitude West) while Belgrade/New Belgrade (Novi Beograd) lies very near the 45th. (coordinates: 44*48'N, 20*25'E) It takes no stretch of the imagination to tie the aerial attacks made by NATO aircraft and cruise missiles to the verse "Fire approaches the great new city" resulting in huge and scattered flames leaping up. In fact, I can still remember watching news reporter Arthur Kent broadcasting from on top of one of the buildings in the downtown area and using nearly those exact words by saying he saw huge balls of yellow and orange flames leaping up from nearby targets. He even had to duck for safety a few times because the explosions were getting too close. It's almost as if Nostradamus was watching the evening news when he forecast this vision. The last verse of this quatrain is the only place where I particularly disagree with Mr. Halley's translation. In his version he uses the word Northerner instead of the original word, Normans (France). On the night of May 7, 1999 an American B-2 stealth bomber dropped five 2,000 lb. satellite guided JDAM bombs on the Chinese embassy in Belgrade killing three journalists. The American CIA then claimed it was an accident blaming old maps for the mistake. Naturally, China wanted some straight answers from reliable sources other than those coming out of the mouths of sidestepping U.S. diplomats with their "official" responses endorsed and released by the White House. "Proof from the Normans" came later that year when the French Defense Ministry released a report asserting that NATO operated under a de facto dual command structure and that in this instance the U.S. acted solely in the planning and execution of this particular mission.
Century 10, Quatrain 72
In the year 1999 and seven months,
From the sky will come the great King of Terror.
He will bring back to life the great king of the Mongols.
Before and after war rules happily.
Since Nostradamus was a mystical Jew practiced in the art of astrology and almost certainly the Kabbalah, might he have been using the ancient Hebrew civil calendar in conjunction with the modern Gregorian calendar in this particular quatrain? It turns out that the day NATO airstrikes began against Yugoslavia, March 24, 1999, was the 7th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. Nisan is the 7th month of the Hebrew civil calendar (1st month on the Hebrew religious calendar). In the second verse, it wouldn't be an overstatement to suggest that coalition fighter/bomber jet planes dropping deadly ordnance on populated areas of Kosovo exploding everywhere and killing innocent civilians might be seen as "a great King of Terror" coming "From the sky." NATO launched 7,000 attacks firing over 2,000 cruise missiles and dropping at least 6,000 tons of explosives killing a confirmed 1,200 Yugoslav civilians. Some estimates are much higher, though, ranging from 2,500 to 5,000. Then on the night of May 7 (the 7's are all over the place in this quatrain) coalition aircraft dropped five 2,000 lb. satellite guided JDAM bombs on the Chinese embassy in the city of Belgrade killing 3 Chinese journalists. Like a hornet's nest being disturbed, this definitely brought "back to life the great king of the Mongols" so much so that they demanded (and got) an immediate emergency convening of the U.N. Security Council that very same night to explain this outrageous incident. The meeting began early in the morning May 8 at exactly 3:43 a.m. (343 = 7 x 7 x 7) World War III was narrowly averted with a quick apology by the American CIA who blamed the "mistake" on old maps and insisted it was an accident. Many others saw it as a blatant act of war against the People's Republic of China. "Before and after" the embassy bombing "good luck" was certainly with coalition forces as they "happily" sustained no combat related fatalities and only one accident involving an Apache helicopter on May 5 in Albania as this relatively short conflict lasted only from March 24th to June 11th, 1999 ..... and it was certainly "good" for the attackers' military contractors as I'm sure they were "happy" with their war profits.
Another interpretation of NOSTRADAMUS - Century 6, Quatrain 97
The sky will burn at 45 degrees, (Hijacked Plane hit the North Tower at a 45 degree angle)
Fire approaches the great New City. (NYC)
Immediately a huge scattered flame leaps up, (Explosions went up and out the sides of the buildings - Plate # 46 of The Lost Book of NOSTRADAMUS?)
When they want to have proof of the Normans. (French intelligence warned their U.S. counterparts in the CIA of an impending attack in September)
Did Nostradamus predict aeronautical drone attacks?
Century 6, Quatrain 5
A very great famine by a pestilent wave,
Through long rain the length of the arctic pole.
Samarobryn 100 leagues (135 miles) from the hemisphere,
They will live without law exempt from politics.
The first word of the third line, "Samarobryn", has been interpreted to be a reference to the U.S.S. Sam Rayburn which is a ballistic missile submarine. It could also mean Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM's). The word “Samarobryn” in the above quatrain is taken from the Russian words, "Sama" and "robrin" meaning self-sustaining or self-operating. Could this line be referring to satellite guided drone attacks by the U.S. over Afghanistan and Pakistan, 100 leagues up in orbit? The al-Qaeda insurgents and the Taliban are "living without law exempt from politics" imposing "law and order" on local tribes and villages in the region by ruling with their own form of government. The drones themselves have also been known to make incursions across restricted air space violating the sovereignty of other countries ... a lawless act that most third world nations have no power to stop.
See: Rise of the Drones (NOVA)
Who does Nostradamus say is the antichrist?
Nostradamus identifies a Muslim out of Greater Arabia who will be a terror to mankind and will enter Europe wearing a blue turban.
Century 5, Quatrain 55
Out of the country of Greater Arabia will be born a strong master of Mohammed,
He will enter Europe wearing a blue turban.
He will be the terror of mankind.
Never more horror.
The earliest known use of the name "America" dates from April 25, 1507, for what is now known as South America. The naming of "America" can be seen on fairly commonplace European New World maps as early as 1538, well within the lifespan of Nostradamus who lived from 1503 - 1566. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that he mentions America by name only once in all his writings ... and who else does he include in the mix? You got it, the antichrist.
Century 10, Quatrain 66
The chief of London through the realm of America,
will burden the island of Scotland with a cold thing. (Polaris submarines?)
King Reb will have so dreadful an Antichrist
who will bring them all into the troubles.
Ray Mabus was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be the United States ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996. He is now the secretary of the Navy having the distinction of serving two years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer from the years 1970 to 1972 onboard the USS Little Rock. The first quatrain seems to indicate the defeat of a Western navy or fleet of ships. It is interesting to note that the United States is constantly sending aircraft carrier groups into the Persian Gulf to maintain stability after Iran threatened to close off the strategically important Strait of Hormuz with mines. Iran has a credible inventory of Chinese made anti-ship missiles, both sea and land-based, which also pose a threat and they control several islands near the strait. Some of these anti-ship missiles have also likely been integrated on aircraft and helicopters.
Century 9, Quatrain 100
The naval battle by night will be overcome,
Through fire in the ships for the West ruin.
With fresh re-paint the great ship is colored,
Anger to the vanquished and victory in the drizzle.
Century 2, Quatrain 62
Mabus will soon die, then will come
A horrible slaughter of people and animals.
At once vengeance comes from a hundred lands,
Thirst, hunger and famine when the comet will run.
United States of America National Chain of Command
1. President of the United States - Barack Obama
2. Vice President of the United States - Joseph Biden
3. Secretary of State - Hillary Clinton
4. Secretary of Defense - Leon E. Panetta
5. Director of Homeland Security - Janet Napolitano
6. Secretary of the Navy - Ray Mabus
Notice where Ray Mabus sits in the national chain of command. He is number 6 on the list. If the United States were to be hit by a massive nuclear 1st strike and everyone else on that list was killed instantly, perhaps while he was out to sea inspecting an aircraft carrier or something, Mabus would take control of all military operations under emergency circumstances. With all of the nukes at his disposal, both naval and air force as well as ground based missiles, it's not hard to imagine a horrific nuclear conflict probably between Russia and the remainder of the U.S. Navy. But Nostradamus states that "Mabus will soon die" and a terrible slaughter of both man and animals will take place. This type of scenario would suggest thermonuclear war.
Century 8, Quatrain 77
The Antichrist very soon annihilates three,
Twenty seven years of blood his war will last.
The heretics dead, the captives exiled,
Blood human bodies, water reddened with hail on the earth.
I wonder if the "three" that are annihilated mentioned in the first verse might be three aircraft carrier groups stationed in the Persian Gulf?
2. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
China could be the dragon. Power and authority might be given to an Arab antichrist in the form of nuclear weapons, military support and money in exchange for critically needed oil.
Revelation 9 (New International Version)
14. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand (200 million) and I heard the number of them.
17. The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur.
See: Trumpet 6 - Jerusalem Conquered (Red, Blue and Yellow "breastplates" are Tank Barrel Targeting Optics)
The national colors used on military equipment such as mobile missile launchers and armoured combat vehicles of both China and North Korea are dark blue with a red star surrounded by a yellow border.
In the Bible Daniel explains at the beginning of chapter 7 that four beasts come up from the sea. The fourth beast has 10 horns and is very powerful with iron teeth who devours and stamps out any resistance. An 11th horn (little horn) then comes up after 10 horns, which most theologians agree is the antichrist, who plucks up three from the roots. Horns are always the symbol of power in the Bible. Whether it has any bearing on the meaning of this passage or not, an interesting parallel exists here in that there are currently 11 operational carrier strike groups in the U.S. Navy. Could Ray Mabus commit a military coup, go on a mutinous rampage and take control of an aircraft carrier group causing a nuclear exchange between the U.S. and Russia?
7. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
24. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that will arise: and another will rise after them; and he will be diverse from the first, and he will subdue three kings.
However, the problem with this assessment is that, where it is not clear exactly what Daniel's "horns" or "kings" are, Nostradamus seems to be speaking about religion in verse 3 of C.8,Q.77 as he talks about the "unbelievers" being dead. Who are the unbelievers, though? Are they Muslims or Christians? Could this verse be referring to the destruction of three Islamic countries or leaders by the antichrist? Or is the antichrist a Muslim who annihilates three "infidel" powers? Nostradamus appears to suggest a nuclear attack by a navy on a seaport city somewhere in the world as he describes unspeakable terror within "dreadful globes".
Century 5, Quatrain 8
There shall be unleashed live fire and hidden death,
Inside dreadful globes, terrible and fearful.
By night the fleet shall shoot against the city,
The city on fire, favorable to the enemy.