THIS BLOG ATTEMPTS TO SHOW HOW SCIENCE IS CATCHING UP WITH REVEALED RELIGION

THIS BLOG IS AN ATTEMPT TO PUT ALL THE COOL STUFF THAT I BUMP INTO ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST AND EVENTS THAT LEAD UP TO IT INTO ONE LOCATION.
THE CONTENTS WILL BE FROM AN LDS PERSPECTIVE. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING IN HERE, I DO NOT PARTICULARLY CARE TO ARGUE, UNLESS YOU CAN ADD TO THIS BODY OF WORK. I HAVE AN OPEN MIND, THAT IS WHY I READ STUFF FROM ALL DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND SEEK LEARNING FROM THE BEST BOOKS. I JUST AM NOT HERE TO ARGUE ABOUT IT - BUT TO PUT IT OUT THERE WHERE OTHERS CAN PERUSE/PURSUE IT. I TAKE PARTICULAR INTEREST IN HONEST SEEKERS OF TRUTH AND BELIEVE THAT SCIENCE IS REVEALED RELIGION'S BEST ALLY. YOU WILL SEE ALOT OF TOPICS IN THIS BLOG THAT SHOW SCIENCE BACKING - AND SLOWLY CATCHING UP WITH - REVEALED RELIGION.
ENJOY!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND THE PROPHETIC WEEK

Interesting:

Isaac Newton, Daniel’s 70 Weeks & the Six Day War

"“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”(Da 9:25)

Frankly, it seems to just be dangling there without a purpose. Most prophecy teachers simply add the two together to make sixty-nine weeks without saying much about why it is “seven and threescore and two (62).” Well, this bothered Newton too. He explained the odd seven weeks as referring to the second coming, after a future restoration of Israel which had not yet occurred! He explained the verse in this way:

Know also and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to cause to return and to build Jerusalem, unto the Anointed the Prince, shall be seven weeks.
The former part of the Prophecy related to the first coming of Christ, being dated to his coming as a Prophet; this being dated to his coming to be Prince or King, seems to relate to his second coming. There, the Prophet was consummate, and the most holy anointed: here, he that was anointed comes to be Prince and to reign. For Daniel’s Prophecies reach to the end of the world; and there is scarce a Prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Christ, which doth not in something or other relate to his second coming. If divers of the antients, as Irenæus, Julius Africanus, Hippolytus the martyr, and Apollinaris Bishop of Laodicea, applied the half week to the times of Antichrist; why may not we, by the same liberty of interpretation, apply the seven weeks to the time when Antichrist shall be destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s coming?
He puts the first seven in the future after the second rebuilding of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was reclaimed by Israel during the Six Days War in June of 1967. Recall that in the seventy-weeks paradigm, the “seven” is seven weeks of years which is (7 x 7) forty-nine years. T. W. Tramm explains a remarkable concurrence:

June 7, 1967 falls in the Hebrew year 5727, adding forty-nine prophetic years to this date we arrive in the Hebrew year 5776, which is 2015 on the Gregorian calendar. Interestingly, if one counts exactly forty-nine (360 day) prophetic years (17,640 days) from the June 7, 1967 date of Jerusalem’s recapture, we arrive at September 23, 2015—the Day of Atonement! Coincidence?[ii]
We verified this remarkable match but we also noted that if one counts 49 x 365 days for solar years, one lands in 2016"


Three hundred years ago if someone had suggested the jewish people would ever become a nation again with Jerusalem as the capital, they would have been considered more than a little loony, but this is exactly what Isaac Newton said would happen. Now it is obvious that this is precisely what occurred on June 5th 1967; indicating the 49 years before Jesus would return expires on June 5th 2016. The year 2016 follows the Sabbatical year 2015 which is necessary before the year of Jubilee. This is also true of 1967 which follows the Sabbatical year 1966. Newton predicted this saying the 49 years would fall in line with the Jewish Sabbatical cycle, and that the starting year 1967 would qualify as a Jubilee by virtue of the momentous events occurring at Jerusalem. This is evident in the quote below:

“This part of the Prophecy being therefore not yet fulfilled, I shall not attempt a particular interpretation of it, but content myself with observing, that as the seventy and the sixty two weeks were Jewish weeks, ending with sabbatical years; so the seven weeks are the compass of a Jubilee, and begin and end with actions proper for a Jubilee, and of the highest nature for which a Jubilee can be kept: and that since the commandment to return and to build Jerusalem, precedes the Messiah the Prince 49 years;” Isaac Newton"

From Five Dove Web Site

"All things considered, the proximity of these eclipses to the date given in Daniel 9 and confirmed by Isaac Newton, gives us ample cause to focus on the timeline starting on June 5th, 1967 and ending on June 5th, 2016. This leads me to be more confident in Isaac Newton’s interpretation of Daniel 9 pinpointing 2016 as the absolute end of tribulation, and the start of God’s kingdom on earth. This is the most convincing prophetic timeline I have seen thus far when compared to the hundreds of subjective and even crack-pot timelines found floating around these days … ybic … Oliver" 



Sir Isaac Newton and 2012
Posted March 14, 2012 by Jim Bramlett



Dear friends:

Back in the mid-1990s, I discovered a book by the great Sir Isaac Newton: Newton's Prophecies of Daniel, republished in 1991 by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, 2251 Dick George Road, Cave Junction, Oregon 97523. It was accidentally found in the Library of Congress and was Thomas Jefferson's personal copy. Jefferson's initials are in it. I have an exact replicate of that book, including Jefferson's initials. The book always fascinated me.

If the brilliant Sir Isaac Newton was correct in his interpretation of Daniel, the prophet to whom God gave specific timing, then the return of the Lord Jesus Christ will be very, very soon, indeed! We will soon know.
Newton, who lived 300 years ago (1642-1727), was one of the greatest geniuses in all history -- perhaps the greatest. He is called the father of modern science and the industrial revolution. He discovered many scientific laws. God chose Isaac Newton to impart many of His deepest secrets.

Newton is also said to be a devout believer in Christ and Bible scholar, fluent in ancient languages, and who translated directly from the Hebrew and Greek. He was unusually drawn to the prophet Daniel, which he began studying at age 12 and continued until he died at age 85. In fact, The Columbia History of the World, a secular history book, remarks, "At the end of his days he spent more time studying and writing about the prophecies in the Book of Daniel than he did in charting the heavens."

Did God Himself put in Newton's heart this burning desire to study Daniel, then give him the key to the timing of Christ's return? Could this be the final profound secret the Lord revealed to this godly genius near the end of his life -- a secret so simple that most have missed it?
(Genius is often simple.)

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 (of years, or 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.

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. By faith, 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, which decreed Israel's rebirth in November, 1947, causing Israel to be reborn in May, 1948. However, Israel did not recapture and begin to rebuild Jerusalem until June, 1967.

So, if you take the historic 1967 date and add the 49 years (seven sevens), you arrive at 2016. According to Newton's understanding, that may be the year of Christ's physical return to the earth -- after the Tribulation.

1260 DAYS AND NO RAIN

I thought this was interesting:

The Second Exodus In April 2015? (BLOOD RED MOON PASSOVER AND THE RETURN OF THE MESSIAH IN 2016)
Read below to see the connection I have found. It has to do with the key words of "no rain"

The Revelation of St. John the Divine
11

1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, (1260 days) clothed in sackcloth.
4 ¶ These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Notice above, it says 42 months, or 1260 days or 3 years and 6 months. It also says they have the power to shut heaven and rain not in their prophecy. Where else do we see this connection? The two witnesses are Elijah and Moses.

The Gospel according to
St. Luke
4

25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Eli'jah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;


The General Epistle of
James
5

7 ¶ Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17 Eli'jah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruits


As we can see above, Elijah would pray or not pray for rain on Shmeni Atzeret or the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Thus, we can conclude that the 3 year and 6 months (42 months/1260 days) begins on that day! You can see that in Zechariah 14 below.

Zechariah
14

16 ¶ And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Lets have more of a look into this....

"Shemini Atzeret, meaning "the eighth day of assembly," is a Biblical Jewish holiday that follows the Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is written: "On the eighth day you should hold a solemn gathering; you shall not work at your occupation" (Numbers 29:35).

Praying for Rain


Shemini Atzeret marks the beginning of the rainy season following the harvest in Israel.

The prayer for rain, Tefilat Geshem, is the only ritual that is unique to Shemini Atzeret. In ancient times, an offering was brought to the Temple in Jerusalem on Shemini Atzeret. But once the Temple was destroyed, the only Shemini Atzeret ritual that remained was the liturgy requesting rain for a plentiful year.

After the prayer for rain is recited on Shemini Atzeret, the phrase Masheev HaRuach U-Moreed HaGeshem (He causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall) is inserted into the Amidah prayer until Passover."

[link to judaism.aboushortenerm]

"On Passover we stop reciting the prayer for rain [in the Amidah], for rains that fall at the end of Nissan are considered to be a bad sign for the world, the time for the grain harvest has begun and rain will cause the sheaves of grain lying in the field to rot, instead , we pray for dew to fall and moisten the crops without harming drying grain. The first day of Passover was destined from Creation as the time for dew to fall.

Hence, from the first day of Passover until Shemini Atzeret, we substitute the passage Morid haTal, "Who brings down dew", for Mashiv haRuach u'Morid haGeshem, "Who causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall", in the second paragraph of the Amidah. Similarly, from the first day of chol hamo'ed in the passage of Barech alenu, the phrase v'Ten Tal u'Matar liVerachah "grant dew and rain for a blessing" is changed to read "grant a blessing."

Why do we stop reciting the prayer for rain on the first day of Passover even though the days of the Festival are still an auspicious time for rain?"

Monday, October 20, 2014

A VALUE-LESS SOCIETY - SOON TO FALL

I got this from a FB friend who is valiant in her testimony.  Truly an elect lady.

One of the planks put down by the communists when it was east vs west was to destroy the religious value set of the people.  This whole gay thing really does the trick doesn't it.

You, like I, have likely heard people scornfully asking how "gay marriage" (an oxymoron, see the 1828 definition of marriage, which I endorse, to see why)
is going to bring the destruction of society. Here are four reasons why "a society which permits anything will eventually lose everything!" (Neal A. Maxwell)
One- the recent related court rulings show that the government has gone from being a referee, to a participant, to a self-declared majority. This does not bode well.
Two- it undermines the most basic institution of society, the family. The only way two homosexuals can have children is through the miracles of science or through the misfortune of others, leading to adoption options. Homosexuality is a predatory thing. G. K. Chesterton observed that only people to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard by which to criticize the State, because “they alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city.” (Everlasting Man, Image Books, 1955, p. 143.)
Three- God, absolute truths, eventual accountability to Him, and natural consequences all exist. “Without the Faith, one is free, and that is a pleasant feeling at first. There are no questions of conscience, no constraints. … It is only later that the terror comes. One is free—but free in chaos, in an unexplained and unexplainable world. One is free in a desert, from which there is no retreat but inward, toward the hollow core of oneself.” (Morris West, The Devil’s Advocate, New York: William Morrow Co., 1959.)
Four- it is the ultimate in an attempt at value-free living, which ends in societal self-destruction:
“When men cease to aspire to the ideal, the good, to self-restraint—whether in their hearts or in their lives—they do not just stand still, but actually turn the other way, finding self-fulfillment in self-indulgence, and in … those three ultimate expressions of the totally self-centered life: sex, violence, and insanity.” (Christopher Booker, 'Trousered Apes', pp. 14–15.)
"Value-free experimentation is extremely costly—both in terms of money and of souls, and it creates what has been called the worst slum of all—the slum of the human spirit, for many students and citizens are starved for earned self-esteem. A standardless society will also find itself deaf to the costly lessons of history. Winston Churchill chose as a stern warning motto for his concluding volume of the history of World War II these words: “How the Great Democracies Triumphed, and so Were able to Resume the Follies Which Had so Nearly Cost Them Their Life.” (Triumph and Tragedy, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1953.) A value-free society focuses upon things like “me” and “now”—it has little sense of history out of which to fashion the future. If nothing lies ahead of men, how vital is memory? A healthy regard for the past is usually accompanied by a healthy regard for the future; and a lack of one usually means the lack of the other.
"But how can a society set priorities if there are no basic standards? Are we to make our calculations using only the arithmetic of appetite?
"A society not based upon key values like loving our neighbor will inevitably subsidize selfishness and will place a premium upon an apostate form of individualism at the expense of community." (Neal A. Maxwell, 'The Prohibitive Costs of a Value-Free Society)
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1978/10/the-prohibitive-costs-of-a-value-free-society?lang=eng

WE CHOSE OUR TRIALS?

I agree with this concept:


We May Have Chosen Our Trials

Before Birth We May Have Chosen Our Earth Tests and Trials

Our research implies that we have more to say about our earthly lives than most people suspect. During surgery in 1988, 37-year-old DeLynn died. His spirit rose from his body and returned to our heavenly home. When he asked about his chronic illness, to his astonishment, he was shown that he had actually chosen the very trial that plagued him most on earth. DeLynn was born with cystic fibrosis:

There was a room that I was viewing from above and to the side, but at the same time I was sitting in it. In a sense I was both an observer and a participant. About thirty people were present, both men and women, and we were all dressed in a white jumpsuit type of garment.

An instructor was in the front of the room, and he was teaching about accountability and responsibility: and about pain. He was instructing us about things we had to know in order to come to earth and get our bodies. Then he said, and I’ll never forget this: “You can learn lessons one of two ways. You can move through life slowly and have certain experiences, or there are ways that you can learn the lessons very quickly through pain and disease.” He wrote on the board the words: “Cystic Fibrosis,” and he turned and asked for volunteers. I was a volunteer; I saw me raise my hand and offer to take the challenge.

The instructor looked at me and agreed to accept me. That was the end of the scene and it changed forever my perspective of the disease that I previously felt was a plague on my life. No longer did I consider myself a victim. Rather, I was a privileged participant, by choice, in an eternal plan. That plan, if I measure up to the potential of my choice, would allow me to advance in mortal life in the fastest way possible. True, I would not be able to control the inevitable slow deterioration of my mortal body, but I could control how I chose to handle my illness emotionally and psychologically. The specific choice of cystic fibrosis was to help me learn dignity in suffering. My understanding in the eternal sense was complete: I know that I was a powerful, spiritual being that chose to have a short but marvelous mortal existence.10

Volunteering for a difficult disease during our time on earth may seem foolish . . . until we realize that DeLynn understood the eternal potential of his trial. It is noteworthy that his choice to suffer by disease had to be “approved” in heaven before it could be implemented on earth.

De Lynn returned from his NDE to live another decade before he was taken Home permanently. During his remaining years here, he never again referred to cystic fibrosis as a curse. (We have heard him speak.)

Of course his life was not easy, but he spoke of his disease reverently, more as a mission than an illness. For DeLynn, and those who served him, it became an opportunity for personal growth towards eternity.

Just as knowledge strengthened DeLynn to cope, we have observed that all trials are better managed with eternal perspective. When we recognize that there is indeed a plan for our lives, and for the lives of our children, born and unborn, our trials make more sense and take on a higher purpose. With eternal perspective we find greater strength to be patient, to learn, to cope, to maintain hope, and to look for the good we can give and receive, in spite of pain or loss.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TIMING OF BIRTH AND MOOD DISORDERS

It is counter-intuitive that a person born in the summer would have a higher incidence of mood disorders later in life.  However, the timing of their conception (in the winter) and the first trimester at the height of the winter doldrums (lack of vit D), does make a little more sense.   Especially so if this study was just among Brits where the winters are exceptionally dreary.

This is an interesting article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11171567/Season-of-birth-affects-your-mood-later-in-life.html

Saturday, October 18, 2014

PROPHECY AND TIMING

I think it is finally time I wrote this.  I have less than ideal conditions for keeping the blog up, but this is finally the time to tap this out.

Here are a few comments on a recent post I did:

  1. Well at least you are finally admitting that your timing is off. I think your info is great but putting dates on events is always a bad thing.
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  2. Why do you admit to being off on timing, then turn around and apply another time frame in the same sentence? What are you trying to prove with the dates?
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  3. Agreed. Your timing is wrong. If you speculate, label it as such. Your hunches on dates are a major distraction to an otherwise awesome blog.



I like the third comment and have to say that a majority of this blog is simply speculation and hunches based on prophecy and how I read world events.  A small portion is simply based on the few crumbs I am thrown from the prophetic table.

I did a post of the night I lost my son - and the dream I had about what would transpire the next three years after that event.  It was prophetically perfect.  Not in a million years could I have interpreted that dream in any coherent manner - until it unfolded.  It was all at the same time perfectly literal and also perfectly symbolic.  The interpretation of dreams is not my forte.  That takes pure revelation - which is sparse for many of us.  You have to walk perfectly to have this ability.  Having dreams occasionally that predict things in my life IS my forte.  Some of those events I have in dreams do have applicability in others' lives.

I do not mind people pointing out the facts.  I deal well in facts and data.  My timing was clearly off on when I thought the Ogden event would go down - but I know it will happen just as I saw it from the northwest corner of that temple lot.  I have many weaknesses - but one of them is not being a slacker when it comes to putting myself out there and going for it when a call needs to be made.  I am a man's man - and have plenty of gonadinal fortitude.  I am in a situation where I have to hold back on making calls for political and social reasons - and it is unnerving for me.  I am usually very decisive.   Not being able to just go for it is extremely difficult for me.  So, I would hardly be critical of someone who is willing to put themselves out there.  Most who anonymously point the finger are suffering from hypogonadism themselves......  Sorry for the analogy, but I grew up on a farm and know that the guy with the biggest ones hanging, does not go to slaughter.  Those who hide their talents, have even that which they have taken from them.  I would rather take a chance - than cower in the shadows as many are wont to do.

So, having said that, I had a dream about the nuking of Hill Air Force Base - and saw that the Ogden Temple was still under construction or something to that effect.  I saw blue genie lifts - and interpreted that to mean the event would occur before the dedication.  I do not know that it was not meant to be when it was a "new temple" or what.  I was only given what I was given.  What I did do was pray for an interpretation on that dream, and in a subsequent dream, saw a hawk molesting two of our chickens (one being carried off and the other surviving the attack), and when I went out to feed the chickens with my daughters, it was just as I saw in the dream.  So, you will have to take that up with the Lord.  That second dream was not a coincidence - and therefore, neither was the first.  Timing is a tricky thing.  It is as tricky and sensitive as Agency is.  Here is a link to a post from years ago I did on the Heisenberg Principle as it relates to prophecy:

http://woodyoubelieveit.blogspot.ca/search?q=heisenberg+principle

I do not mind flopping them on the table for people to play whackamole with, but please know that all of this will occur exactly as described.  Fools who think otherwise - and mock - shall simply be in a state of mourning one day, as I have said nothing that flies in the face of scripture and modern prophets/Prophets.  The sequence and the timing are up to speculation - but the events are not.  It is an essential part of Agency that it must be so.

I will post more as it relates to what Sarah Menet saw and the outbreak of hemmorhagic fever.


POP GOES THE CONTAINER

I have often thought this is how a surprise attack could occur on American soil - by bringing these within a few hundred miles of our shores and then letting them fly.  The Iranians come to mind, among others.  The strike will occur when the US is down and absorbed in other internal  pursuits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mbUU_9bOcnM

Not sure who put this together (appears to be Russian), but it was interesting to watch and wonder how far along the development cycle this system is.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WILL THEY CLOSE THE BORDERS TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS?

It seems like it would have to get a lot worse for this to be the case.  But..... it worked in Africa:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_EBOLA_AFRICA_CONTAINMENT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-16-14-24-38

A PICTURE INTO YOUR FUTURE

I am not sure exactly how the future will play out, but I think the time to flee to a rural safe spot may be coming to a close in the next couple of months.

The picture in this article may become very familiar to you, except the troops removing bodies will be of Chinese origin.  All three NDEs describe it.

Got food?  Got water?  Got a place where you can get away from larger population centers?


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-outbreak-famine-approaches-toadd-to-west-africas-torment-9799944.html