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!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

HOW TO PRESERVE FOOD BY SUN DRYING

This is a good old standby.  No electricity required.  Good article:

http://offgridsurvival.com/sun-drying-fruits-foods/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A BUMP IN THE REGULAR PROGRAMMING

I will be away for some a week or two on a getaway with my wife, so there may be some spotty coverage in the blog.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.  May we ponder on the fate of this once-great nation that has rapidly descended into the gutter with the anti-Christ at the helm....

Iraq.

WORMWOOD AS A BITTER CURSE

This comment on a previous post in from Bro. B of Texas:
Wormwood - a bitter, aromatic plant of the Old World, used as a vermifuge (serving to expel worms or other animal parasites from the intestines, as a medicine) and a tonic, and as an ingredient in absinthe (a green, bitter, licorice flavored liqueur).
Although the word wormwood appears several times in the Old Testament, translated from the Hebrew term לענה (la'anah, which means "curse" in Arabic and Hebrew), its only clear reference as a named entity occurs in the New Testament, in the Book of Revelation: "The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."
I think that this might be an analogy reference in translation from Hebrew (term לענה) to Greek (ἀψίνθιον apsinthion) to English (Wormwood) and the term in the Book of Revelation might be better translated as “bitter curse”.
 Really, this blog should be a forum where people with a lot more knowledge than me just write in with what they know.  Thanks for all the great input, everyone!

TEHERAN, TEL AVIV AND IRANIAN MISSILES

I have said for years that Menet was right and that Iran will hit Israel.  She never specified which city.  I ventured to say that it would be Tel Aviv - and then it was confirmed by a Rabbi I met on a train commuting to Seattle.

Sure enough, the Iranians really have it out for Tel Aviv.  Tel Aviv is a cancer on holy ground as it is similar to a mix between Las Vegas and San Fran.  Much debauchery and homosexuality there.

So, I think we know the manner in which that city will be destroyed:

Iran issued yet another threat against Israel on Thursday, Channel 2 reported. According to a top Iranian advisor, Tehran has “tens of thousands” of missiles pointed at Israel, and will not hesitate to use them.

Speaking Thursday, Yahya Rahim Zafabi, a top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said the tens of thousands of missiles will “sow the seeds of destruction in Israel” if they are to be fired.

Do they have the balls to fire??? I don't think so,but it gives more ammo for Israel to light their asses up.


[link to www.israelnationalnews.com]

WORMWOOD - AS PETRIFIED WOOD

This is confirmation on that brief post that I did earlier that wormwood is mineralized wood that has been washed into the ocean, then bored by a worm and then mineralized which makes it exceedingly hard (which then could be fashioned into a "poor man's weapon").

Here is a piece that is currently available for sale on e-BAY, that shows the wormholes really well:



Additionally, that reference (to nuclear weapons), combined with the allusion to judgment (bitterness) and a comet falling from the skies, we possibly have our answer to what is being spoken about in Revelations.  Again, I re-iterate that there is almost 100% occurrence of duality in scriptural prophecy - and sometimes there is a third overlap to create the "mouth of two or three witnesses" to establish every word of God.  Remember, that when it is all said and done, life is  one big legal case.  We are convicting ourselves as we go through our lives and, sadly for me and most others, every minute, word and action will have to be accounted for.  Being such, God provides ample witness both in the heavens and the earth that He lives and that this is His creation and handiwork.  So that the average person who puts all that at naught will have NO excuse - and will have to proclaim that Jesus is the Christ who did the will of our Father in ALL things.  And that no one can return to God's presence - but through Him.

There is to be NO question when all the relevant facts and data are proclaimed and examined.  No one will have a valid excuse - there will be no one for the accuser of the brethren and those who chose to follow him, to point their fingers at.  Thus the banishment, at that point, into Outer Darkness.

Here is a write-up I found on Wormwood - as petrified wood:





Peanut wood is a silicified (petrified) wood, generally of a black colour with numerous borings, which were made by a marine wood-boring bivalve or clam, called Teredo.
This petrified wood was named peanut wood by the first people who found it, because they obviously thought that the light coloured areas resembled peanuts.
These light coloured areas are what used to be boreholes in the original wood. Before the wood was petrified, it was washed into the ocean as driftwood.
It was then attacked by the Teredo's (another name for these little clams is shipworm).
They bore a small tunnel into the wood and eventually the entire piece can be riddled with boreholes.
When the wood became waterlogged, it then sank to the bottom of the ocean and settled into the mud. The boreholes then filled with the light coloured radiolarian sediment. Some time later, petrification began.

The wood is of several varieties, the main ones being "Araucaria"...a conifer and podocarp.
It is found along the edges of the Kennedy Ranges about 100 miles inland from the coastal town of Carnarvon, Western Australia.
The geological formation that it occurs in is called "Windalia Radiolarite". The age is Cretaceous.....which makes it around 120 million years old.

7.75"x 6.25"x 1/2"thick

MORE ON WORMWOOD - FROM A FB POST

This is kind of cool stuff that corroborates what I have been reading as of late.  I want to point out here too, that it is pretty clear to me from all else that I see, that the Pacific Ocean will get hit with a large comet that will do unspeakable damage and cause the seas to heave beyond their bounds, wiping out much of the wicked in the Hawaiian Islands, the Tongan Islands, Australia and pretty much any coastline in the Pacific Rim.  It will be unprecedented in recorded history - and both things will come together as a dual witness of God's work in wiping out the wicked and driving those are upright and who remain to establish the New Jerusalem, the City of Our God.

Anyway, here is a great article which I snatched from this blog:

     http://oneyearbibleblogentry.blogspot.com/2012/01/revelation-8-does-chernobyl-really-mean.html?m=1

Enjoy!:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Revelation 8: Does Chernobyl really mean Wormwood? Well…..yeah, kind of

In response to the prayers of the saints – perhaps the plaintive “How long, O Lord” of the martyrs under the altar in Chapter 6 – the Redeemer and Judge completes the ingathering of the faithful and then sends fire, wrack and ruin upon the world. In what may be a glimmering of divine knowledge in the minds of mankind at large, there is widespread concern today about asteroids and comets striking the earth and ending “life as we know it”.

As my daughter Imani would say, “no duh!” When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, one planet killer after another will wipe out huge chunks of human and animal life. And there is that tantalizing reference to Wormwood, a word found nine times in eight verses of Scripture, according to scholar Dr. Gerardus Bow. The first is Deuteronomy 29:18, where Moses warns the nation that by joining itself with pagan nations “…there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood.” Wormwood always occurs in connection with judgment and the result of sin.The Hebrew translated wormwood is la-anah (H3939 in Strong’s Concordance). It refers to any bitter, poisonous plant such as hemlock (Amos 6:12) and wormwood. The Hebrew word stems from a root meaning to curse. The Greek word for wormwood, used twice inRevelation 8:11 is apsinthos, that is, absinthe wormwood (see picture). Other references: Prov. 5:4; Jer. 9:15; 23:15; Lam. 3:15, 19.

There is a story going around that Chernobyl in Russian means “Wormwood.” If so, this would seem to be a startling prophetic warning about the kind of fire that will kill people and poison waters, both of which occurred (although in decidedly unbiblical proportions) after the Russians foolishly, recklessly turned off the safety systems of their uncontained nuclear reactor and then stepped back to “to see what would happen”. Sometimes I think their behavior is a metaphor for modern society: release all controls and restraints, observe the carnage, run around with your hair on fire (literally, in this case), and then blame the science or Someone Else. Ah, well – anyway below is the actual text, and an explanation about the Wormwood/Chernobyl connection by a non-Christian journalist who wrote a first-person account in 2005 about the flourishing ecosystem in post-accident Chernobyl.

10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood.[a] A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl, by Mary Mycio, Sept. 9, 2005, - from the chapter is entitled “Biblical Botany”:

“…. Rimma crouched down to a short bush that had grown out of a crack between the road and the curb. It was about a foot tall, with small cottony flowers growing directly from purplish stems.
She pulled off one of the leaves and crushed it between her fingers for me to sniff the unpleasant, varnishy aroma, reminiscent of shoe polish.
“What is it?” I asked, wrinkling my nose.
Chernobyl,” she said, using the common—but incorrect—pronunciation. In fact, chernobyl with an “e” is the Russianized version of the Ukrainian word chornobyl. You won't find chernobyl or chornobyl in most Russian dictionaries, except in reference to the disaster, although the word chernobyl'nyk is used in some Russian regions in reference to the herb. But because the first version has become the commonly accepted spelling for the disaster and the nuclear station, I will use Chernobyl, with an “e,” to refer to them. I will use Chornobyl, with an “o,” to refer to the herb and the town.
“That's wormwood, right?” I asked, hoping to finally clarify the botanical question at the heart of the Chernobyl disaster's putative biblical symbolism. It is often said that the meaning of the Ukrainian word chornobyl is “wormwood,” and the suggestion that the disaster fulfilled the biblical prophecy of the Wormwood star that augured Armageddon resonated deeply with the fear of nuclear apocalypse. But the botany was actually more complex.
Svitlana took a closer look at the plant and shook her head. “No, ‘chornobyl' is Artemisia vulgaris. ‘Wormwood' is Artemisia absinthium. The Ukrainian common name is polyn,” she said, handing me a leaf from a different plant that looked much like A. vulgaris, except it was covered with fine silky hairs that gave it a whitish tinge. As I looked around, I noticed that the plants were everywhere.
I crushed it to release the volatile oil, much more pungent than the first plant.
Botanically and chemically, Absinthium vulgaris is so similar to A. absinthium that A. vulgaris is also sometimes called “wormwood,” though “mugwort” is a more common English name. In Ukrainian, as well, polyn and chornobyl are sometimes used synonymously. Both plants are hardy perennials, tolerant of poor soil and thus plentiful in the sandy lands of the Polissia region—where the twelfth-century town of Chornobyl took its name from the plant and, in turn, gave it to the twentieth-century nuclear station seven miles away. Both are bitter medicinal herbs and natural pest repellants, ridding fleas from the home, slugs from the garden, and worms from the body. And both get their pungent fragrance from thujone, an organic toxin thought to be the psychoactive agent in absinthe, the infamous wormwood liqueur banned by most Western countries a century ago. Absinthe was said to produce an unusual intoxication and was highly addictive, although modern skeptics contend that the “high” and the habit most probably came from drinking the 75 percent alcohol absinthe required to dissolve the thujone and prevent it from clouding the emerald solution.
But if the thujone in Artemisia vulgaris is dilute, it is concentrated in A. absinthium. A crushed leaf of polyn-wormwood is much more pungent than a crushed leaf of chornobyl-mugwort. It is also more bitter and much more toxic, which is why animals happily nibble mugwort but leave wormwood alone. Even other plants avoid it. A. absinthium's extremely bitter chemicals wash off the leaves and into the soil, poisoning it for other plants.
Given its natural repellant properties, many folk believed wormwood to have supernatural banishing powers. Mugwort, too, has magical properties, though none so potent. In Ukrainian folklore, both plants ward off the seductive and dangerous water nymphs called rusalkas, who lured victims with beautiful songs and then tickled them to death in crystal underwater lairs.
In Christian legend, when the biblical serpent was expelled from Eden, wormwood sprang in its trail to prevent its return. Indeed, the herb is a frequent biblical symbol for bitterness, calamity, and sorrow; its use to name the third sign of the apocalypse that opened this chapter conjured the desolation that would follow the apocalypse.
In the wake of the Chernobyl explosion, few people in the officially atheist Soviet Union had Ukrainian-language Bibles. But some of those who did noted that the word “wormwood” in the Wormwood star of the book of Revelation was translated as polyn—and was a very close botanical cousin to chornobyl. Suddenly, the biblical prophecy seemed to acquire new meaning: wormwood was radiation, and it presaged the nuclear apocalypse that would end the world. The story spread like wildfire through the notorious Soviet rumor mill and as far as Washington, D.C., where President Ronald Reagan was said to have believed it, too.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

QUICK NOTE ON WORMWOOD

I was talking doom with a co-worker yesterday.  A colleague of his overheard me say something about wormwood (from Revelations), and how wormwood was a type of petrified wood that was used to make weapons in ancient times.  Being mineralized as it would fossilize, it would hold an edge and was the poor man's (cannot afford to smelt) iron or bronze.  It could easily be made into blades, etc. (much like a block of obsidian could be chipped into sharp edges, etc).

So, this is a bookmark for a later deep dive into the subject.  I thought it was interesting and did not want to forget that interesting little tid-bit.  Also, spent nuclear fuel is something that can be used in making weapons.

I would love to hear comments of similar knowledge or corroborating evidence.

SCHEMITAH YEAR REST AND BRIGHAM YOUNG QUOTE

Interesting!!  I had no idea BY was into this stuff and the relation to the grass-hoppers invading Utah.  I have to say I am REALLY intrigued by this!  Thanks to Jennifer for providing the info from Rhonda  H. on our FB discussion board.  Rhonda is a descendant of one of the Pratt brothers and really rocks in my opinion....  How come it is always the ladies leading the curve on this stuff, guys?

Anothering interesting thing of note is that the El Nino/La Nina cycles are roughly based on a seven year peak.  I know that moisture and much else affects these large insect population events:

There are at least 31 significant Shemitah and Jubilee events have taken place from the birth of Joseph Smith to the present. A few of these include: (by Rhonda H. on the FB page Preparing For the Last Day)

Shemitah & Jubilee Events from the birth of Joseph Smith to the Present
*1804 - 1805 - Shemitah - Joseph Smith born
1811 – 1812 - Shemitah - War of 1812 - Typhoid fever epidemic - Joseph's bone surgery
1818 - 1819 - Shemitah + 1819 - 1820 - JUBILEE - FIRST VISION
1825 - 1826 - Shemitah – Joseph meets Emma Smith
*1827 - Feast of Trumpets - Joseph receives the Book of Mormon plates
1832 - 1833 - Shemitah – Section 76 of the Doctrine & Covenants, School of the Prophets
*1839 - 1840 - Shemitah - Joseph in Liberty Jail, Saints expelled from Missouri
*1846 - 1847 - Shemitah - Saints enter the Salt Lake Valley
1853 - 1854 - Shemitah – Perpetual Emmigration Fund established
1860 - 1861 - Shemitah - Civil War begins - Rail Road comes to Utah
1867 - 1868 - Shemitah - Tabernacle completed 1868 - 1869 JUBILEE – Railroad completed 10 May, YWMA organized
1875 - 1876 – Shemitah – BYU begun
1881 - 1882 - Shemitah - 70's restructured and reorganized, Edmunds Act passed (against Polygamy)
1888 - 1889 - Shemitah – Manti temple dedicated, Wilford Woodruff sustained as prophet, seer & revelator
*1895 - 1896 - Shemitah - Utah becomes a state
1902 - 1903 - Shemitah – Church magazines first published
1909 - 1910 - Shemitah - Boy Scouts adopted by the Church
1916 - 1917 - Shemitah – WW1 JUBILEE 1917 - 1918 – Balfour Declaration - Vision of the Redemption of the Dead to Pres Joseph F. Smith
1923 - 1924 - Shemitah – British mandate for Palestine goes into effect Sep 29, 1923
*1930 - 1931 - Shemitah - Welfare program revealed to Harold B Lee
1937 - 1938 - Shemitah - Deseret Industries launched
1944 - 1945 - Shemitah - WW2 ends, Idaho Falls temple dedicated, E.T. Benson to Europe
1951 - 1952 - Shemitah – David O McKay becomes prophet of the Church, First proselyting plan released
1958 - 1959 - Shemitah - first overseas stake organized in New Zealand, Temples in New Zealand and London
1965 - 1966 - Shemitah – Home Study Seminary inaugurated JUBILEE 1966-1967 - 6-day war, Jerusalem returned to the Jews, first regional representatives called
1972 - 1973 - Shemitah - Harold B Lee Sustained as prophet Jul 1972, dies Dec 26, 1973, Yom Kippur War
*1979 - 1980 - Shemitah – New edition of scriptures released, Orson Hyde gardens dedicated in Jerusalem
1986 - 1987 - Shemitah – Black Monday Oct 19,1987, Bicentennial of our nation
1993 - 1994 - Shemitah – Savings & Loan Crisis Nov 1993,
2000 - 2001 - Shemitah - 9/11, stock market crash - Perpetual Education Fund announced 
2007 - 2008 - Shemitah - Stock Market Crash, Thomas Spencer Monson sustained as prophet

And lest we think that such things are happenstance and that the principle of the Shemitah doesn’t really pertain to us, listen to the words of Brigham Young speaking about the destruction done to pioneer crops by grasshoppers (that damage being far greater than any caused by crickets), He stated:

"Perhaps many feel a little sober because our bread is cut off, but I am glad of it, because it will be a warning to us, and teach us to lay it up in future, as we have been told. How many times have you been told to store up your wheat against the hard times that are coming upon the nations of the earth? When we first came into these valleys our President told us to lay up stores of all kinds of grain, that the earth might rest once in seven years. The earth is determined to rest, and it is right that it should. It only requires a few grasshoppers to make the earth rest, they can soon clear it. This is the seventh year, did you ever think of it?" (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses Volume 3, page 57. July 13, 1855)

BECOMING ONE WITH GOD - A WONDERFUL COMMENT I HAD TO RE-POST

Folks - if we do NOT feel this way, then we are not quite ready to meet God.  If we do not feel like a duck out of water in today's environment, then we most likely will not have what it takes to meet the Savior when He comes. 

My family too, thinks I am a freak due to what this reader/commenter expressed.  Thanks for such a wonderful testimony!  To learn Hebrew is also on my long-term bucket list along with spending time on a kibbutz in Israel.  I love the people and I have not even met them:

This is a great post!

In Psalm 7 we read:

"He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble, gives birth to disillusionment. He who digs a hole and scoop it out, falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils himself, his violence comes down on his own head"

And furthermore, I am so weary of family members who are living more comfortable with sin to the point that I am treated with disdain if I mention the Lord, His goodness, or His commandments. They seem repelled by it. I am treated as if I'm a religious freak.

Perhaps I am. I love talking about God. Thinking about Him. Talking to Him. Discussing the scriptures with anyone who wishes to. It's so much a part of me, it's all I want to be and do. The world feels dirty and uncomfortable to me.

I have taken up learning the Hebrew language. I want so much to sing the Psalms and praise the Lord in His holy language. I want to be able to read/speak/write Biblical Hebrew too as it is written in the Torah. (teachings)

I can feel a change coming over me from learning Hebrew. I can feel the Lord's approval and delight in my efforts. He has blessed me immensely. There is real spiritual power in praying/singing this language.

Evil is forced to flee from it. I testify of that first hand. It's been my God send. Here is a beautiful example you can listen to and try and see what I'm talking about. I hope you're as amazed and delighted as I am. It's so beautiful, it makes me cry. I sing it loud and hope the angels back me up so the Lord doesn't plug His ears. Shalom!!!

https://youtu.be/WC1zyHnV_dM

Kadosh (= Holy) Adonai (= O Lord) Elohim (= our God) Tze’va’ot (= Lord of Hosts) Asher hayah (= Who was and who is) V’hoveh V’yavo! (And will come!).

Also, check out Christene Jackman on You Tube. She sings the Psalms and includes the words to help you follow along. I love her stuff!! God bless all!!!

Also it is said that listening to or praying the Psalms in Hebrew over the sick and afflicted brings about healing if it is the Lord's will. David purposefully used the sacred tones of healing in the Psalms.

On You Tube you can find all sorts of this stuff. You can't go wrong having this in the background quietly at night while you sleep! A rabbi reciting the Psalms over you. Evil cannot stand to hear it at all. Play them during the day too to keep your mind and heart pure.

BANKS ARE NOW STARTING TO CHARGE FOR DEPOSITS - THE BEGINNING OF THE CASHLESS SOCIETY

Wow.  This is how they begin to make war on paper currency until it all becomes digital.  Folks, this is part of the plan.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6ad3f99a-fe16-11e4-8efb-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3ahoolFkc

It is very short from here on out.