Sunday, July 30, 2017


Folks, we just went to Drumhecker (Drumheller) Alberta for a quick weekend trip.  If you happen to be in the area, it is definitely a must-see along with many other sights in the area.

We will go back to float the river on kayaks and camp the sand bars in the middle of it.

The main attraction is the world's largest dinosaur that you can pay a fee and walk up into the mouth about 50' above the ground.  Also, there is a series of Provincial/Federal museums that tell a story that does not agree with the following video, thought they are world-class exhibits of good bones and research:

Great topic for FHE to counter the godless narrative the kids are being taught in school.


This is an interesting perspective:


I just laugh and mock those who say there is no basis to prophecy and the Bible, etc.

They are pretty delusional in that thought, if they have an objective and rational mind of ANY sort.  I especially shake my head at my fellow engineers who are trained to look at facts and data and ignore the emotional side that exists in any argument; let the chips fall where they may.....

So, here is a nice collection of things that puts it all in perspective:

All prophecies the bible says will happen in End Times are happening or almost completed at presentIn OT and NT the bible tells us end times will start slowly and accelerate (like birth pangs) - that's what's happening today with ebola(pestilence), worldwide economic collapse, war, fukushima.
These are some end time events listed in bible that are true today:
Nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom. There will be pestilence and disease and famine in diverse places. Mathew 24 and 1-4 seals of Revelation 6.
We have a global economy, the gov't can track everyone and the mark of the beast is ready.
The image of the beast that can move and speak can be transmitted to everyone's home.Rev. 13:14-15
Political correctness has gone completely overboard - people get fired for smallest infraction,
or utterance. Bible refers to this as many will be offended (Mathew 24:10)
Evil and perversity rules - especially on the internet. (Mathew 24:12)
There is a RISE IN SPIRITUALISM doctrines of the devils.1 Timothy 4:1 ...'Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.'
Jesus said we would see earthquakes in diverse places(Mathew 24:7) . Why would Jesus say this or why should we even care? Because he is letting us know our capabilities in end times.
Here's an updated list replacing the older thread with more bible references:
1a) Israel will not be defeated by her enemies once she is gathered from all the nations of the world - Well, She hasn't. Notice this is well before the Millennial Reign. Isaiah 54:17
Israelis early history was one of being defeated. God tells us in end times - no one will defeat her. The 6 day war was one of amazing miracles for Israel:​ar
Here's a war that hasn't happened yet - but appears close:
There will be a Gog Magog war (Ezekiel 38) that starts with God putting a hook in the enemies jaw, drawing them down to attack Israel - subsequently God supernaturally destroying them, so ALL heathen, and Israel finally recognize God and fulfillment of the promise that NOW All Israelis return from the 4 corners of the earth. Ezekiel 39:25.
1) Israel becomes a nation again, after being conquered and inhabitants dispersed throughout the world. This has never been done by another nation. Ezekiel 36,37:22 and 38; Jeremiah 30 - 31 Isaiah 43 etc. Note: This event signaled start of end times. Since 1948 things have been
steadily marching towards end with prophecies consistently coming true:
2) Globalization and New World Order. We already are a global economic world order, and some even refer to people in the world as citizens of the world. It's obvious we are headed to a new world order. Rev 6 - lst seal, Rev 13 - Dan 7:23 he "and shall devour the whole earth"; Zech 9:10 He will come in peace and his dominion shall be to the ends of the earth.
3) The global government will be able to track all the people in the world. This was impossible until now. How? - Computer databases. Apparently - we are already doing this. Rev 13:17 - True
4) God told Abraham he would be the father of many great nations and descendants too numerous to count. At present the population of world 7 billion and counting - why is this important? Because all inhabitants of the earth will be required to take mark of beast-and it can't be done without computers. (rev 13). Genesis 15 - 17
5) We now have the ability world wide to worship an image of the AC. This was impossible until now - How? With smartphones, webcams, TV, satellie etc. This will be a worldwide requirement.
How will this be enforced - we already have cameras in our TV's, smartphones etc. Rev 13
If you notice all end time prophecies involve entire earth/world not one or 2 nations.
6) Jesus said we will be able to *SEE the AC defile the holy place, while in a field/on rooftop. How is this possible? with smartphones; also the 2 witnesses lying in the streets in Jerusalem, and SEE them ascend into heaven. We will SEE God judging Israel's enemies Ezekiel 39:21. Impossible until now. Math 24, Dan 7 - 12, Rev 11:7
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7) knowledge will increase - and how. As described above. Amazing development in last 50 years, and has increased Exponentially last 10 years than last 6,000 years. This had to happen to allow AL bible prophecy to be fulfilled. Dan 12 - True
8) Jesus said nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom - whole world is fracturing. It's involved in wars, threats of wars, riots etc - Math 24 - True
9) disasterous pestilence and disease - antibiotics losing effective, ebola, mysterious diseases showing up; new strains bird flu, swine flu etc
10) people will worship the creation and not the creator - God is being mocked, hollywood stars, and sports figures idolized. - True
11) many will be offended - Political correctness is completely out of control. Seems everyone these days is offended, and many people are being fired for just saying a word. Math 24:10 - True
12) evil and iniquity abounds - porn etc biggest business on internet, amongst other things. Mathew 24, Romans 1. Big True
13) people will openly mock God - saying where is your God - he hasn't shown up - never will.
2 Peter:3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
14) people will hate Jesus and christians Math 24
15) christians will be persecuted. Math 24
16) children will become disobedient to authority and parents. Romans 1
17) food costs soar. Rev 6
18) people will run to and fro - they do. Dan 12 airplanes.
19) Iran will become a great nation - Dan 8:4
20) Jerusalem will be a burden to all - zachariah - 12:3 - True
21) Israel's land will be divided - gaza and more to come - True
22) all nation will turn against Israel - Obama is abandoning Israel today. Luke 21 - True
23) Roman empire is revived and becomes great again - EU - Dan 7:7
24) wild beasts will turn on humans - as we move in on their land. - Rev 6
25) people approve of and encourage evil. Romans 1:18- 32 True
26) good becomes evil and evil good - moral relativism happening today. Some even claim there is no evil. - True
27) the gospel will be preached throughout all nations - it is (internet). mathew 24:14 - True
28) many will be turned to righteousness - see example below. Dan 12
29) christians will warn we are in end times - but many will not believe it Dan 12
30) many false prophets shall arise - they have. Math 24:11
31) Israel will fly into the wilderness on the wings of an eagle - we have airplanes today.
32) goat in Daniel 8:5 will move across the whole earth without touching the ground - drones,
33) there will be electronic money - pretty much there with credit and debit cards.
34) love will grow cold - look at all viral videos on internet of torture, rape etc.
additional prophecies added to list below:
35) Rev 12:10
Satan in end times is allowed for a short period of time to rule the earth. That's why he is referred to as the god of this world. And his rule is becoming very evident.
Isa. 41:18-20
As mentioned above, another prophecy is being fulfilled right before our very eyes as Israel is slowly but surely transforming from a desolate, wasteland to a beautiful, fruitful and plentiful nation.
The prophecy was that it would remain a wasteland until the return of "His people".
An excerpt:From Rags to Riches - contrasts then and now:
Mark Twain described Palestine in the 19th century as a "blistering, naked, and treeless land" (Innocents Abroad, Vol. II, p. 234). He spoke of the villages as "ugly, cramped, uncomfortable, and filthv" (Ibid., v. 260). He stated, "It was better to swallow a devil than to have to live in such a place" (Ibid., p. 266). He was describing the area around the now beautiful Sea of Galilee, whose surrounding hills are covered with trees and where forests abound. In the day of Israel's restoration, various types of trees will be abundant there once again (Isa. 41:18-20).

36) Another End Time Sign - RISE IN SPIRITUALISM doctrines of the devils.
1 Timothy 4:1 ...'Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.'
37) 2 Timothy 4:3
In the last days people will turn to unsound doctrine only wanting their ears tickled and not the truth.
38) 2 Timothy 3:1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Another prophecy in the bible is man destroys the world. - we are very far advanced in seeing this one fulfilled.

Isaiah 54 - mentioned above.
No Nation can defeat Israel:
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.

39) Daniel 12:
The wicked will not understand what is going on (paraphrased) - so true
Another prophecy that has been fulfilled today:

40) Isaiah 11:10
In that day there shall be a root of Jesse whom the Gentiles shall seek.
Jesus is from the root of Jesse.
In that day is end times.
It is mostly gentiles who believe in Jesus, and most Jews still believe the messiah has yet to come.
Another bible prophecy that is true and continuing to be true.
41) Mathew 24:35
Jesus said that the world would pass away - but his word never will; his word is 2000 years and still going strong.
He also tells us that the gospel (his word) - will spread to all nations, and then the end.
42) Revelation 18:18 God destroys man who destroys the earth. - nuclear reactors doing a pretty good job of this (especially fukushima)
Egypt would exist in the last days - but only as a "lowly Kingdom" (Ezekiel 29:14-16). Egypt was one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Yet today, as prophesied, Egypt remains - but only as a third world nation - which will "never again exalt itself above the nations" (v. 15). And while God's Word foretold of the demise of many other ancient people groups and kingdoms (which have long since vanished), Egypt remains!
43) Worldwide systemic meltdown financially - happening today:
Revelation 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
James 5:3
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
44) Romans 1:28
....just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind....they are gossips, slanders, Godhaters, insolent, arrogant and boast


This is quite interesting in that they are saying that 80% of the Jews in Egypt died of plague.  Meaning that there were 30 million Jews there - and only six million made it out alive, while the rest perished.  I was reading this to my wife this morning and her jaw dropped, as mine did when I first read it.

So there WAS a callout of ancient Sodom Egypt as there will be in this day, prior to the desolating scourge.  There is a type and a shadow in all things (this is an excerpt from the previous article :

Not much different then today. It looked bad in Egypt too, so bad to so many that 80 percent of the Jews in Egypt did not want to go out of Exile to the Holy land with Moses. They chose to remain in Egypt, they thought that would be better. That did not work out well those 80 percent died in the plague of Darkness ! I hope they get it right this time BEFORE THE REDEMPTION !


I thought this was interesting.  The Mormon and Jewish beliefs are very similar - but one.  That is the belief that they think that we must all be equal economically, etc to each other before Messiah will come.  While this is true, it will be done by common consent and consecration and not by force (communism or marxism).  Anyone who knows me, knows that my best friend in the world is Jewish - and a Rabbi to be exact, so I am not an anti-Semite.  In fact, when asked over for dinner and given the option of which day of the week, I expressly asked that it be a Friday evening so I could experience the Sabbath experience.  I love learning about their customs and their history - but I have to say that most of the operatives behind the cultural marxism which I hate with every fiber of my being and most of our money system masters are Jewish (and yes, I can also say that I DESPISE Harry Reid who is a Mormon and represents most corrupt DC swamp-dwellers, while not hating all Mormons.....).  Thankfully, you can pick a Jewish fellow out by either their noses or their curly hair or a combination of both - or their names.

If you look at every major mis-step in American politics from the Fed to attempts to put "load leveling" actions in place (read, socialism or communism), someone who is Jewish is behind it.  So, having said that - read the following and you may get some historical perspective as to why this is the case:

Its erev shabot. With a simple arithmetical calculation one can see that we are now in the period of Erev Shabbot afternoon. Just as every week has an erev Shabbos when we prepare for Shabbos, so does the world have its Erev Shabbot when the world prepares for it’s own Shabbot. Just as the world was created in six days, with the seventh day being Shabbot. so this world exists for six thousand years, with the seventh thousandth year (called the seventh millennia) being the Shabbot of the world. With a simple arithmetical calculation one can see that we are now in the period of Erev Shabbot afternoon. The sixth day started in 1240 C.E. with the first 500 years being the night time period, since in Judaism the evening precedes the morning. The morning started in 1740 c.e. and noon time was 1990 C.E. The secular year 1740 and there about marks the introduction of new philosophies of equality. 1740 C.E. corresponds to the year 5500 from creation, which is actually the dawn of the Erev Shabbot of the world. What does this mean? We Know, Moshiach ben David will not come until all the measurements are equal (Sanhedrin 98). The Vilna Gaon explained this to mean that before Moshiach ben David will come there must be both economic and social equality (see Kol HaTor pp. 34-35). In other words, equality, is a prerequisite for the coming of Moshiach ben David, and it must be in the world before Moshiach ben David comes. Hashem therefore brought these emanations of the redemptive powers, amongst them liberty and equality, into the world. They are meant to be used to make a perfected society as portrayed by shmittah and yovel which alleviate poverty and homelessness. Just as weekly we must prepare for Shabbot, so the Zohar (Parshas VeYera p.117) says that in the world’s Erev Shabbot, the world is also preparing for it’s Shabbot, which is in the Seventh Millenia. There is a lot to do before Shobot. According to Targum Yonoson, Yeshayahu informs us that if we are meritorious we will be the ones to welcome Moshiach who will only afterwards appear to the rest of the world. If, however, we are not deserving, then Moshiach will appear first to the gentiles, who will then inform us of his arrival, as it says, “Behold, your salvation has come”   In the Talmud tractate Sanhedrin on page 97a it is written that “The world will exist for 6000 years, and then will be desolation for 1000 years”. We are now in the Biblical year 5774, that’s only 226 years before 6000. It is written in the midrash there shell be many resurrections of the Dead. The sadeekem in Arerz Yisrael will resurrect first. The first of these resurrections shall occur 40 years after the “exiles have been gathered”. The sages say all of these resurrections shall occur over a period of between 210-214 years.  It is know that the Messiah will be revealed before these resurrections and this must be well before 6000 so His revelation can not be that far away. For another perspective know :
History, according to the Talmud, will only last 6,000 years.
According to the Zohar in the last 210-­‐214 years God will resurrect those who merit to live during Techiyas HaMeisim the period of time know as, “The Resurrection of the Dead.” also called “Olam Haba, the World to Come.
According to the Zohar this period follows the Messianic Era. It will begin in the year 2026 CE, according to Rebi Yitzchak, and in 2030 CE, according to Rebi Yehudah. According to both opinions this will be after 40 years of ingathering of exiles. This makes the beginning
of period called “Kibbutz Goliot” (ingathering of exiles), according to Rebi Yitzchak, in 1986, and according to Rebi Yehudah, 1990—and part of the Messianic Era.
The question is, if this is true, then why doesn’t history already look and act this way?
The truth is, Moshe Rabbeinu asked God the same question in his time. After demanding the release of the Jewish people and causing the slavery to get worse and not better, he took the issue up with God:
God! Why have You harmed this people? Why have You sent me? Since I have come to Pharaoh to speak in Your Name he has harmed this people, and You have not saved Your people.”
Not much different then today. It looked bad in Egypt too, so bad to so many that 80 percent of the Jews in Egypt did not want to go out of Exile to the Holy land with Moses. They chose to remain in Egypt, they thought that would be better. That did not work out well those 80 percent died in the plague of Darkness ! I hope they get it right this time
The Ramchal teaches us in Mimor HaIkarim that Israel is designated and destined to attach unto God and to be crowned with holiness. There will come a time when “The Shechinah” (The Divine Presence ) will dwell upon the Jewish people and attach itself unto them. That is what the prophet Isaiah refers to when he says, “And they will say on that day, ‘Behold, this is our God whom we hoped for ! …. Let us rejoice and be happy with His deliverance!’” (Isaiah 25:9). It begins with the Messianic Era, followed by The Resurrection of the Dead, which begins the World to Come . We will achieve all this the Ramchal assures us, sometime before the year 6,000 this will all unfold for sure. This means sometime within the next 224 years! The world will then be transformed as spoken of above, into a new reality. In this reality the deserving will delight in God’s presence with absolute delight that there are not even words to describe now !.This is how it will all come to pass : In the time to come a descendant of King David will be seen to be the true Moshiach (Messiah). The prophet discribes this as, “A shoot will spring forth from the stem of Jesse, and a twig will sprout from his roots. And the spirit of YHV”H will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel and heroism, a spirit of knowledge and the fear of YHV”H . He will be animated by the fear of YHV”H, and neither with the sight of his eyes will he judge, nor with the hearing of his ears will he chastise. He will judge the poor justly, chastise with fairness the humble of the earth, he will smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he will put the wrongful to death…. The land will be full of knowledge of  YHV”H as water covers the sea bed. And it will come to pass on that day, that the root of Jesse, which stands as a banner for all peoples, to him shall the nations inquire, and his peace shall be with honor” (Isaiah 11:1-4, 9-10).

Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel of the 12th century who made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that came true.
Judah Ben Samuel, also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious), Said that : “When the Ottomans (Turks) conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”
One jubilee is 50 years (Leviticus 25). It is the 50th year after seven times seven years, the year in which each person should regain ownership of his or her land. Ben Samuel’s calculations were purely theoretical; there was absolutely no sign at that time of their being fulfilled. He himself was not able to experience their fulfillment, for it was only 300 years after his death that the first of his predictions were to come true.
The Mamluks, who had been reigning in Jerusalem since 1250, were conquered in 1517 by the Ottoman Turks. They remained for eight jubilees (8 x 50 = 400 years), that is to say they were in Jerusalem for 400 years. Exactly 400 years later, in 1917, the Ottoman Turks were conquered by the British. The League of Nations conferred the Mandate for the Holy Land and Jerusalem to the British. Thus, from 1917, under international law, Jerusalem was no-man’s land.
Then, when Israel captured Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967, exactly one jubilee (50 years) after 1917, Jerusalem reverted to Jewish-Israeli ownership once again. Thereby, according to the prophecies of Judah Ben Samuel, the Messianic End Times began.
Ben Samuel was often called “Light of Israel.” Even bishops came to him for advice. If anyone asked him where his wisdom came from he would answer, “The prophet Elijah, who will precede the Messiah, appeared to me and revealed many things to me and emphasized that the precondition for answered prayer is that it is fueled by enthusiasm and joy for the greatness and holiness of God.”
The rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the Holy Land 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 1948-49, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.
It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire West Bank of the Holy Land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.
It certainly would be significant if both 1917 and 1967 were Jubilee years, considering the significance of what happened in Jerusalem on those years. But it gets even more interesting, because Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. If he’s right, the 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017
PROPHESY IN THE MAKING NOW !  “Even though I am careful not to share the mysteries, I feel that this is something I am permitted to reveal.This was something Rabbi Isaac had received directly from those who heard it from the mouth of the Vilna Gaon, who said, shortly before his passing: Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch surprised the students on Purim when revealed to them the secret tradition received from the Gaon of Vilna in the context of the event occupation Crimea by Russia , disturbing today the international community. ” Purim is a time for discovering secrets, and I have many secrets I can not reveal them ,” said the disciples , as quoted in a ‘family ‘ , ” but despite what I said I would not reveal secrets , however I must reveal one secret , and that because it is not my secret since been revealed that Rabbi Yitzchak zt member , a student of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin zt hearing from Gra Zia”a discovered this secret close to his passing , “Rabbi Sternbuch , himself a descendant of the Vilna Gaon . ” When you hear the Russians captured the city cold , you know that start in the time of redemption , and when you hear the Russians came to the city of Constantinople ( Istanbul ) then I wear Shabbat clothes , and you raid them because at any moment the messiah is going to come .” Rabbi went on to explain that ” last week the Russians conquered the Crimea and the whole world raging around this occupation , and by tradition we have Vilna Gaon This is a clear sign of Messiah  .”  More at 
I just got this in a E-mail from one of the
kabbalists in Israel
> >>> IMPORTANT NEWS: >>> We have received this notice with instructions to pass on to our contacts and to share with as much people as possible. The Rav hamekoubal Nissim Shalom declared that his grandfather ZT”L appeared to him in a dream Oh oh, remember what happened to Martin Luther King after his “I had a dream”, he ended up 6 ft. under shortly thereafter ….. > >>> and revealed to him that the Machiach is at his door What, and he didn’t open the door???? Ezo averah ! ( what a huge mistake ) >>> , and ordered him to let as many Jewish people as possible know about it as well as many people as possible. The Rav insisted upon the fact that whoever will send this message will be saved from the suffering which are supposed to occur with the coming of Machiach and that whoever won’t do it will sustain a substantial loss of money. The Rav asked to send this message to at least 12 people, a number corresponding to the number of the tribes of Israel. > >>> It is a very favorable moment now in heaven , and to those who might be skeptical and not believe in the words of the Rav should know that the Rav would never make such a declaration without serious reasons to do so because it is forbidden to give false hopes . From the Rav Yoel Benharoushe. Thank you to forward to all your contacts. And now let us move beyond dream land, to something a bit more substantial: Just last week, the first moshiach was decided upon, upstairs, the one that could die at the hands of our enemies. He knows who he is and has been working long and hard to reach this, his starting point. In due course if you see such a fellow and he wears glasses, is a bit thin, knows English well enough to get by well, has a mikvah in his home, uses a dual monitor computer to write on Torah ( ohy, what would the so called gadoyleem say, heaven forfend he even sends out his Torah via internet – have you “religious” fainted yet? ) then you won’t need dreams, nor gadoyleem, pretend, invented or otherwise ….. Important, re-examine the events following the kidnapping of the 3 boys. See for yourselves just what hints ( or perhaps the last chance ) Hashem has provided us, even those beyond the equivalent of dreams. Including of course sabras who are born with all the answers even though they don’t even have the appropriate questions, local military sabras included. Even the Israel military brass were astonished to find so many tunnels into Israel, so extensive and sophisticated is the network of same, and the weapons at the ready therein. More than that, that these “peace partners” and their liter mates had plans to invade Israel in force during this coming Rosh Hashanna, with hundreds of terrorists coming out of each of their 39 holes, with their terrorists wearing Israel army uniforms. All this following the kidnapping of the 3, and as a consequence there of. The time ahead via the Lebanon and Nasralla could be quite difficult indeed. Thus before last Shabbat on the Hebrew news it was reported that the government here is beginning to provide underground protection for the masses starting with underground parking lots being used in time of need as protection. The powers that be know that Nasrallas rockets are large enough such that if one lands between 2 apartment buildings, it has enough power to bring both those buildings down. In other words, the built in bomb shelters are not up the task of defending against such attacks. Nasralla has been making noises of late that he is itching and anxious to get in on the fighting with his 350,000 rockets. In the past his way was to kidnap Israeli soldiers forcing Israel to respond. A word to the wise …..
this next Article is not connected directly to what is written above
” Who is this that comes from Edom with dyed garments of Bazrah ” (Isaiah 63:1)1.
The Zohar says concerning this verse that it describes what is equivalent to the killing of the first born in Egypt. Hashem will come from Bazrah. Just like the world’s hosts went to war against Yerushalym from Bazrah (1st Temple). The children of Edom threw down the walls of the (2nd) Temple. Hashem will put on robes of Vengeance to punish Edom. The mountains will be filled with the dead of the nations. 2 In Pesicta, Rabbi Brachyah tells us this verse refers to the fate of Edom’s (Rome’s) heavenly counterpart, God will one day put on garments of vengeance to chastise Edom for having destroyed his house and burnt his temple and driven the community of Israel into the exile of the nations. Beasts shall feed on the bodies of the slain of the nations on the mountains of Israel for twelve months, and the birds shall feed for seven years.3
” Who is this that comes from Edom with dyed garments of Bazrah ”
The sages say this verse brings the conclusion of the war of Gog and Magog and the coming of Mashiach.
As at this time almost all of Iraq has been taken over by the Islamics calling them self IS (the Islamic State) (NOT IS REAL), except Bagdad. If Bagdad falls Hundreds of American military brass will be killed by the hands of Islamic militants. And america will lose controll of their vested oil interest in Iraq.
The US will not let this happen , this situation may invoke the verse ,” Who is this that comes from Edom with dyed garments of Bazrah “
Botzra is the main oil port of Iraq
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2Zohar Barashit p211b,Vayikra 89a
3Pesicta dR. Kahana231a
When we check dating of events of Galut (exile) of Bavel in Jewish chronology against secular dating,
we find a striking discrepancy
of 163 years (We are 163 years
beyond the given Hebrew date):
Destruction of the 1st Beit HaMikdash Temple
Secular Dating: 3338 (423BCE)
Jewish Dating: 3175 (586BCE)
According to the rabbinic chronology of Rabbi Yose b. halafta in his work, Seder Olam Rabbah, Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the temple of Solomon in the year 421 BCE instead of 586 BCE by western academic chronology. Cyrus (Koresh) the Great conquered Babylon in 539 BCE and by the Jewish calendar it was the year 368 BCE. Two years later, according to the rabbis, Xerses (aka Ahashverosh / Ahasuerus) who ruled over Persia between 366 – 352 BCE married and ruled with Esther as his queen, while western academic chronology gives the reign of Xerses as 486-465 BCE.
Thus according to the secular dating we are less than 63 years from the 1000 years of desolation. Which is referring to a completely different kind of word, it will make this world a desolation compared to what will be then. Maybe the Prophets and sages wanted to hide the true date so people would make repentance out of free will and not because they were running out of time ! BUT THERE IS MORE
The Supernal Bride is the Shechinah and is calledShanah” [ Year]. The Solar year consists of 365 days, the Lunar year consists of 354 days, the same amount as the numerical value of the word “שנה” ( if we add a “collel”). ]The repair of thesupernal bride is  through  12 angels. The Supernal Bride  is Malchut , the Bride has no happiness except when Z”A, her husband gladdens Her body in the secret of Yichud [unification], and her ‘repairs’ The Tzaddik is the one who gladdens Her. He is Yesod, through him, Her body and face are repaired. The Yesod is called נק”י  [clean] .The “sadeek” is the groom if he is נק”י  he will not to have to toil in worldly matters  things that wouldl take him away from gladdening her but he will occupy in Torah so to gladden her, and he will be free of every pressure so they will find happiness above and below, and  awaken happiness above. Through the happiness of the Bride below there will be happiness to the Bride above. Happy are those in this world, and happy are those in the world to come.
We add a extra month of Adar on some years , Adar is the last month of the year according to the Torah. The God kindly gives us a month of more time when the months of the year are coming to a end. According to the rules of the calendar, and Torah law all holidays, birthdays and anniversaries of deaths that take place in Adar are celebrated during a leap year in Adar 2, except we celebrate in Adar I the births and deaths of people who were actually born or died during Adar I when it was a leap year. The extra month of Adar in a leap year is outside of our normal time frame, mostly being additional in quality. It is the God giving us more time, use it wisely.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


This guy draws some great parallels.  The modern gads have infested the highest halls of power in this nation.  You cannot back them out once they become entrenched.  You can only pray that Vlad will do the right thing.....  and impale that succubus.....:

Enjoy.  And wake up to the awful state you are in if you live in America (or any other NWO lackey nation)

Monday, July 24, 2017


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As a kid, I grew up raising my own beef.  I also went through the brutal process of watching what I had raised, put into neat packages of frozen yumminess in the freezer.  Now, I am mostly disconnected from the process of seeing an animal make the greatest sacrifice for me.

This article is spot on.  All of the earlies were VERY clear where the sweet spot is on the use of meat being a sparing thing.  If there is one area where I must make a big change in my life in order to be ready for a Millennial existence, this is it:

I know this will be hard for many, including myself - but it is what it is....

Friday, July 21, 2017


Wow - this is kind of sobering.  Those two lines follow the path of the eclipses that are coming 7 years apart.  And when you consider exactly how the New Madrid fault likely coincides with the events of the Book of Mormon, this is fascinating.  It could have rocked the entire continent when things let loose in the "basement"....:

LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - In Nov 1981, a study was published that rocked the scientific world, and sparked concern in FEMA circles, in which a 1,700 mile "Crack Across America" was discovered.  Worse yet, this crack cuts through the New Madrid Seismic Zone, where in 1811 and 1812 three giant earthquakes devastatingly struck the center of America.  Scientists have been struggling, since then, to answer the question of what risk this mega feature may pose to our heartland today.   Recently, and less known, is a study from an independent geologic research set of work [2], that has identified a possible second "Crack Through America" that crosses into and through the same volatile New Madrid Seismic Zone.
The original 1,700 mile "Crack Across America" was found using modern day gravity mapping satellite data, and using computers, to process the measurements [1].  In 1981, Dr. Raymond E. Arvidson of Washington University in St. Louis used data processing techniques where 600,000 discrete gravity measurements, from 20 years of scientific data gathering, to synthesize a map.  The results revealed an astonishing ancient rift in the North American crust that extends some 1,700 miles from Idaho to the southern Appalachian Mountains.  New discoveries, from more recent research, has extended this "Crack" anomaly in where it combines with a MegaShear [3] zone to the middle of Washington State and possibly with the Olympic-Wallowa Lineament (OWL) [2] - which reaches to the Pacific Ocean near Port Angeles Washington.  Thus the total length may total nearly 2,200 miles.
This ancient rift, estimated to be a billion years old, was dubbed the "Missouri Gravity Low" in the eastern most section of the "Crack Across America".  Another rift, 60 miles by 30 miles, underlying the Mississippi river valley, called the "Reelfoot Rift", was found to cross through the Missouri Gravity Low and head to the northeast/southwest.  These two rift zones intersect at the New Madrid Seismic Zone.  Over 4,000 small earthquakes have been mapped within these intersecting "rift" regions since 1974.
A maverick geologist, Jack Reed, performed a study in mapping the frequency and location of larger magnitude earthquakes trending along the northeast trending lineament of the "ReelFoot Rift".  The resulting data indicated another concerning revelation - that a possible second "Crack Through America" connects the Reelfoot Rift with the well known St. Lawrence rift zone in Canada.  Just as the New Madrid Seismic zone revealed its active potential in its "rift zones", a magnitude 7.9 earthquake, in 1663, struck near Charlevoix and revealed its power in the St. Lawrence rift zone.
Perhaps a partial clue to what may link to the existence and nature of the "Crack Across America" and the "Crack Through America" is the Midcontinential Rift (MCR) System.  Research has identified that a movement direction of the MCR, from tremendous intraplate pressure, forced a southern expansion of this large rift, where the southern edge traversed directly towards the New Madrid Seismic Zone.  The Midcontinental Rift thus forms a horseshoe that straddles and reaches, by its tips, at or near the two major "Crack" lineaments.  Intraplate pressure could be intensified into these intersecting lineaments, including the resulting pressure(s) at the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
Fig 1. 1,700 mile to 2,200 mile "Crack Across America", "Crack Through America", and Midcontinental Rift (MCR)
Fig 1. 1,700 mile to 2,200 mile "Crack Across America", "Crack Through America", and Midcontinental Rift (MCR)

What can make these - 70-90 mile wide and thousands of miles long - low gravity crack lineament features so dangerous is their hidden fractures, buried in the earth's crust below. These low gravity areas are called "Rift zones" where the continental crust tried to pull itself apart, but failed.  The thinning of the crust enabled lighter density young rock to intrude, thus resulting in the lower gravity characteristics in the rift zones.  Other recent studies have suggested that the thinning of the crust may occur from the delamination of heavier crustal rock "falling" down into the earth's mantle.  However, in the case of linear features of these long distance "lineament rift zones", the case of random delamination from "falling" into the mantle would not be able to explain these highly organized structures.
What is known, is that these linear rift zones have exhibited the ability to unleash very large earthquakes.  This has been aptly demonstrated by the three 1811-1812 New Madrid M7-M8 earthquakes and the large 1663 M7.9 Charlevoix Earthquake.  Since the regularity of such earthquakes are measured in centuries, scientists are unable to identify if any section of these linear rift zones may be at risk of a sudden large earthquake.
The bigger the length and depth of a buried fracture and its subsequent pressure induced release, the greater the chances for this rupture to unleash a giant earthquake.  Indeed, the three 1811 to 1812 M7-M8 earthquakes had rupture release areas comparable to any single biggest locked segment of the San Andreas CA fault region could do - except in the New Madrid quakes, it did it all in the same location with each huge quake spaced only a month apart.  With thousands of miles of possible buried fractures within these lineaments, it's possible that changes in intraplate pressure may be all that is necessary to activate a segment.  Another unanswered question is if Yellowstone Supervolcano is susceptible or interactive with this lineament.  Indeed, in 2002, geologists observed distant triggering of earthquake swarming at Yellowstone from the M7.9 Denali Alaska earthquake [4].  As the Denali earthquake was 2,000 miles distant, what would happen if a large earthquake within a rift zone lineament was much closer to Yellowstone?  Certainly it would be useful to know if there were any susceptible buried fractures in the nearby lineament that traverses near Yellowstone Supervolcano.
Fig 2. Reelfoot Rift zone image mapped via magnetometer data with overlay of thousands of small earthquakes (red dots). Map shows the northeast trending "Crack Through America" intersection at New Madrid Seismic Zone - follows line of earthquakes.
Fig 2. Reelfoot Rift zone image mapped via magnetometer data with overlay of thousands of small earthquakes (red dots). Map shows the northeast trending "Crack Through America" intersection at New Madrid Seismic Zone - follows line of earthquakes.

However, scientists are placed at a disadvantage, in earthquake risk assessment, since any hidden fractures are buried deep in what is called the "Midcontinental Basement".  Without having any data to the size, length, and number of any hidden fractures, it renders any risk analysis "blind".  Only a paleogeologic assessment of past locations, patterns, frequency, and magnitude of earthquakes are scientists able to form a type of a risk assessment.  Compounding any risk assessment is understanding the rupture process of these hidden fractures. Scientists refer to these as "Intraplate earthquakes" as the quake occurs within the interior of a tectonic plate.  Pressure, within the buried fracture (i.e. "fault"), may instigate an earthquake.  GPS, strain sensors, and even inSAR (interferometric Synthetic Aperature Radar) are of no use to proffering answers to these questions as these fractures are inaccessible since they are deep below - while the sediment or crust above hides any telltale sign of crustal creep or stress.
Fig 3. Estimates of the severe impact from a study commissioned by FEMA if a New Madrid Earthquake of M7.7 were to occur.
Fig 3. Estimates of the severe impact from a study commissioned by FEMA if a New Madrid Earthquake of M7.7 were to occur.

Because of risk assessment uncertainty, FEMA and other emergency agencies are left to estimating the risk to America's infrastructure based on a worst case paleogeologic history (i.e. the maximum at any moment).  Indeed, in 1999,  FEMA listed as one of the major top four hazards in the United States, as "catastrophic", would be a giant earthquake striking the central U.S.
Because scientists are unable to predict the timing nor the location of the next large earthquake in these Rift zones, there is a difference of viewpoints, regarding cost tradeoffs of implementation and/or upgrades of rigorous seismic building codes, between the scientific community and the emergency management organizations.  Complicating this situation is that earthquakes, that occur in the central or eastern United States, affect much larger areas than similar magnitudes in the western United States.  The FEMA guide references that the 1906 M7.8 San Francisco CA earthquake was felt 350 miles away in the middle of Nevada.  In contrast, the 1811 New Madrid Earthquake was reported to have rung church bells in Boston, Massachusetts, 1,000 miles away.  Differences in the geologic makeup of the earth's crust east and west of the Rocky Mountains are noted to be the cause of this stronger conduction of the earthquake's P-waves and S-waves creating the distant shaking contrast.
As the rate of earthquakes have been increasing in the New Madrid Seismic Zone and in other parts of the Central United States, such as in Oklahoma, there are concerns that intraplate tectonic pressure may be driving these trends. Other areas, such as the Wabash Valley and East Tennessee Seismic zones also produce earthquakes on a regular basis.  Quoting from the CUSEC - "Depending on earthquake magnitude and location, each of these zones could impact multiple states, causing major physical, social and economic disruption in a region that is home to more than forty million people."... "On April 18, 2008, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck near Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  This relatively minor earthquake was felt in 28 states and Canada and was responsible for an estimated $3 million in non-structural damages and damaged at least 240 structures in Illinois alone. The Mt. Carmel earthquake shows the widespread impact a larger earthquake might have on the region"
Scientists now believe the Eastern U.S. could have a major quake of its own, and events like the New Madrid Great quakes may happen again, but there is no way to guess where or when.
For more information on preparedness and information on the New Madrid Earthquake Zone regarding Central U.S. Earthquake preparedness,  see:
Fig 4. "Crack Through America" Research analysis data & map plot showing path of inferred lineament from frequency, location, & magnitude of quakes.
Fig 4. "Crack Through America" Research analysis data & map plot showing path of inferred lineament from frequency, location, & magnitude of quakes.

Fig 5. Mid Continental Rift System (MCRS) rotation movement & direction towards the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The direction of the blue arrows show the historical intraplate pressure & movement from the southern edge of the Midcontinental Rift System (MCRS) towards the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The MCRS is estimated to be 1.1 Billion years old.
Fig 5. Mid Continental Rift System (MCRS) rotation movement & direction towards the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The direction of the blue arrows show the historical intraplate pressure & movement from the southern edge of the Midcontinental Rift System (MCRS) towards the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The MCRS is estimated to be 1.1 Billion years old.
[1] Structure of the Midcontinent Basement - Topography, Gravity, Seismic, and Remote Sensing Data,  Edward A. Guiness, John W. Strebeck, Raymond E. Arvidson, Klaus Schulz, and Geoffrey Davies,  Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri,  November 1, 1981.
[2] Olympic-Wallowa lineament (OWL) - first reported by cartographer Erwin Raisz in 1945 on a relief map of the continental United States - is a physiographic feature of unknown origin in the state of Washington (northwestern U.S.) running approximately from the town of Port Angeles, on the Olympic Peninsula to the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon.
[3] Great Divide Megashear
[4] M7.9 Denali Alaska earthquake - Triggered earthquake swarming & geyser activity/changes in Yellowstone:

Thursday, July 20, 2017


I shamelessly pulled this from my fb pal who is a pretty awesome guy:

Follow the Prophet:
Joseph taught us to build the Nauvoo Temple to be safe from the mobs.
Brigham taught us to keep our kids out of public school
Joseph F. Smith opposed evolution.
Don't speculate - invest on wall street
Get out of debt
Get all the education you can
Save 2 years supply of food and resources
McKay warned us about socialism
Kimball warned against working Mothers
President Benson warned, "And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon AND THE FORMER COMMANDMENTS which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written" (We get former commandments from former presidents.)
What would the church have become if we had done what God counseled us through previous prophets? We would be a powerful, righteous, and delight some people. It seems to me that Amos 3:7 comes years and even generations prior to the consequences - in other words, our solution for today's calamities are in previous warnings and admonitions.

Monday, July 17, 2017


I got the following comment on the previous article from a reader named Chris:

I always find articles about when the Second Coming will be as interesting, although they don't take into account latter-day revelation. I don't think the Lord used Jewish metaphors, or figures of speech, when he taught the Prophet, Joseph Smith. And twice in the Doctrine and Covenants (section 39:21 and 49:7) he told his prophet that the day and the hour "no man knoweth." If taken literally, we could interpret the scriptures that someone might know the year, but not the actual day or hour. However, I doubt anyone who has this information actually revealed to them by God would share it because, short of the prophet, I do not believe it is not in their stewardship. The scriptures do seem clear that we can know the season, the time of the year. And Jewish holidays and seasons will probably be a factor. However, while this article doesn't appear to give a year for when the Second Coming will be, I have read others which do. Be careful not to get caught up with the philosophies of men

And I have to say that I am not getting caught up in the philosophies of men when I quote Joseph Smith himself (years ago, I included the quote as a permanent part in the right side of the blog template).  Here is the quote:

"Christ says no man knoweth the day or the hour when the Son of Man cometh. This is a sweeping argument for sectarianism against Latter day ism. Did Christ speak this as a general principle throughout all generations Oh no he spoke in the present tense no man that was then liveing upon the footstool of God knew the day or the hour But he did not say that there was no man throughout all generations that should not know the day or the hour. No for this would be in flat contradiction with other scripture for the prophet says that God will do nothing but what he will reveal unto his Servants the prophets consequently if it is not made known to the Prophets it will not come to pass; again we find Paul 1st of Thesslonians 5th Chapter expressly points out the characters who shall not know the day nor the hour when the Son of Man cometh for says he it will come upon them as the theif or unawares. Who are they they are the children of darkness or night. But to the Saints he says yea are not of the night nor of darkness of that that day should come upon you unawares. John the revelator says 14 chap 7th verse that the hour of his judgements is come they are precursers or forerunners of the comeing of Christ. read Matthew 24 Chap and all the Prophets. He says then shall they see the Sign of the comeing of the Son of Man in the clouds of Heaven. How are we to see it Ans. As the lighting up of the morning or the dawning of the morning cometh from the east and shineth unto the west—So also is the comeing of the Son of Man. The dawning of the morning makes its appearance in the east and moves along gradualy so also will the comeing of the Son of Man be. it will be small at its first appearance and gradually becomes larger untill every eye shall see it. Shall the Saints understand it Oh yes. Paul says so. Shall the wicked understand Oh no they attribute it to a natural cause. They will probably suppose it is two great comets comeing in contact with each other It will be small at first and will grow larger and larger untill it will be all in a blaze so that every eye shall see it." (Joseph Smith, General Conference, April 6, 1843

This man spoke with Jesus himself on many occasions.  I would call that being on pretty good authority.  My guess is that Joseph did not have the luxury of having the Jewish scholarship also chime in on his side since he made that pronouncement, as we have in our day.  I believe both are perfectly valid statements.

And Joseph's statement does back Chris up with his premise: we will most always get it from a Prophet before it happens.  Maybe not the prediction of the Fukushima EQ and so many other events that are impactful on this world - but when it comes to something as awesome as the event of Christ coming in glory, I think it will be obvious that we are there by all the commotion around us - and we will get it from the Lord's mouthpiece as a second witness that we are not being deceived by a form of anti-Christ.  We will know it is the real deal.

I always find articles about when the Second Coming will be as interesting, although they don't take into account latter-day revelation. I don't think the Lord used Jewish metaphors, or figures of speech, when he taught the Prophet, Joseph Smith. And twice in the Doctrine and Covenants (section 39:21 and 49:7) he told his prophet that the day and the hour "no man knoweth." If taken literally, we could interpret the scriptures that someone might know the year, but not the actual day or hour. However, I doubt anyone who has this information actually revealed to them by God would share it because, short of the prophet, I do not believe it is not in their stewardship. The scriptures do seem clear that we can know the season, the time of the year. And Jewish holidays and seasons will probably be a factor. However, while this article doesn't appear to give a year for when the Second Coming will be, I have read others which do. Be careful not to get caught up with the philosophies of men.

Sunday, July 16, 2017


Folks, we have to understand things in the vernacular of the day of those that wrote things we find unclear and ambiguous.  This is just one thing on a list of many things I have found in my studies:


At the Time of the End, the wise shall understand. Dan 12:10

Understanding the expression "No man knows the day or hour" is not possible
by simply taking the English translation literally, because in the book of
Daniel and the Book of Revelation, we are given EXACT descriptions of
timing, relative to KEY events - such as the shutting down of the altar
sacrifices in Jerusalem at the MID-POINT of the 70th week. Dan 9:27

Jesus was asked, "When shall these things be?" Matt 24:3

His answer ties us in to a very specific event (The Abomination of
Desolation) which can be measured on our calendars: "When you therefore
shall see the Abomination Of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:)..." Matt 24:15.

It is now clear that "no man knows the day or hour" does NOT mean "no man
knows the day or hour" as we read it from a modern-day English perspective.

>From his book "Signs In the Heavens" by Avi Ben Mordechai, he devotes a
chapter to explaining what "no man knows the day or hour" truly means from
a rabbinical Hebraic perspective. It is a figure of speech.

The following chapter contains edited excerpts from Avi Ben Mordechai's
commentaries and builds on them aiming to explain that the Holy Bible does
in fact reveal the "day and hour" or "exact timing" of our Lord's Return.

No One Knows the Day or the Hour?

Christians over the centuries have separated themselves from their Hebraic
roots causing the misunderstanding of key Jewish biblical idioms. An idiom
is also a figure of speech. When Y'shua (Jesus) uttered His famous words
concerning the Messianic Era in Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:26, "No one knows
about that day or hour, not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but
only the Father", He used a common Jewish figure of speech referring to a
specific Jewish Festival. In essence He was saying, "I am coming for My
Bride on such and such a day! Be watching!" What day could the Jewish idiom
be referring to? Keep reading!


Y'shua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) was Jewish and lived a
Torah-observant Jewish life. Evidence suggests that He communicated to His
audience in the Hebrew language, in Hebraic ways. What does it mean to
communicate in Hebraic ways? It means to think and talk like a Jew. In
Y'shua's day it meant to speak in the language and idioms of the day. Those
who heard the Lord speak knew what He was saying and usually what He was
alluding to unless He was speaking in parables, which had their own
analogies. Of course, today's generation of believers struggles to
understand His words and concepts. Speaking, thinking and acting like the
Jewish Rabbi He was helped His mission in bringing the gospel message to
"the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matt 15:24).

Y'shua was quoted in Mattityahu (Matthew) 8:11 as saying: "I say to you
that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places
at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven". Since
we are talking about Jewish idioms, have you ever considered the meaning of
these words? Specifically, our Lord used and confirmed common Jewish ideas
about the Day of the Lord - the millennium - and its relation to the Feast
of Sukkot (Tabernacles) in Z'kharyah 14. In speaking, Y'shua referred to
the Festival and its traditional guests of honour, Avraham, Yitzchak and
Ya'acov, called the ushpizin (uoosh-piz-zin) or seven shepherds (exalted
guests), invited into every succah (tabernacle) at the Feast of Sukkot in
the fall of the year. The seven shepherds in descending order are
1. Avraham (Abraham), 2. Yitzchak (Isaac), 3. Ya'acov (Jacob), 4. Mosheh
(Moses), 5. Aaron, 6. Yosef (Joseph) and 7. HaMelech David (King David).
By mentioning the feast and three of the seven shepherds, His audience
immediately understood the allusion to the Messianic age - "Millennium" or
"Day" of the Lord.

"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke 19:10).
Again, in this simplistic phrase Y'shua, the Son of Miriyam and Yosef,
spoke of two things: His Deity (by calling Himself the subject of the
prophet Dani'el's vision) and His mission (by calling Himself the One God
Who spoke to Mosheh on Mount Sinai) as it is written in Dani'el and
Yechezk'el (Ezekiel):

In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was One like a Son of
Man, coming with the clouds of Heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days
and was led into His presence (Dani'el 7:13-14).

For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I Myself will search for My sheep
and look after them (Yechezk'el-Ezekiel 34:11ff).

In the Gospel narrative of Luke 23:31, Y'shua said: "For if men do these
things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" In this
verse Y'shua points His audience, who had portions of the writings of the
Prophets memorized, to the verses in Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) 20:45 to 21:7.
Without question, Y'shua's hearers knew He referred to Chevlei HaMashiach
or Ya'acov's Trouble in the Great Tribulation and warned His audience that
what they do to Him in hardness of heart now, God will do to the nation in
judgement later.

Y'shua's encounter with Natan'el (Nathanael) is recorded in Yochanan (John)
1:47-48: When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, He said of him, "Here is a
true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false". "How do You know me?"
Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the
fig tree before Philip called you".

Again, our Lord used a strong figure of speech pointing to a widely taught
Jewish expectation concerning the resurrection and the millennium. In
brief, He told Natan'el that he will be alive on the Last Day to inherit
the land promised to Avraham (Bereshith-Genesis 17:8). From Y'shua's words,
Natan'el understood he would participate in the resurrection since "that
Day" was yet future. This is understood in the first century Jewish figure
of speech, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree", which
refers to life and study of Torah in the millennium (Midrash Rabbah
Genesis, Rabbah Song of Songs). Y'shua also told Natan'el that he is like
righteous Avraham who received his reward for trusting God. This is
understood because of the phrase, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there
is nothing false". The millennial concept of the fig tree is found
throughout the Tanach including Z'kharyah 3:10: "In that day each of you
will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree", declares the
LORD Almighty. For this reason Natan'el responded emphatically to Y'shua
and His words, saying: "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; You are the King of

God through HaMashiach Y'shua spoke to the Jews in many portions and in
many ways (Hebrews 1:1-2) relying upon known figures of speech, common
expectations and direct thoughts from Talmudic and Pharisaic teachings. The
concepts I addressed only scratch the surface, so-to-speak. Every phrase
and word from the mouth of the Lord meant something to His audience. He
spoke with precision. With that as a basis, let us go on to one of the most
interesting Jewish figures of speech misunderstood by the Church over the
years. It concerns Y'shua's phrase, "No one knows about that day or hour,
not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father". In
context, He refers to the home-taking of His bride, the beginning of the
Messianic era and His millennial reign as King of kings over all the earth.
To understand this concept, we begin by examining its foundation.


Chapter Five described the annual Jewish Festival of Trumpets or Rosh
HaShanah - the first day of the seventh month. A few themes linked to this
Jewish festival are resurrection, repentance, kingship, corronation and a
marriage feast. This chapter shows another theme and convincing proof that
Rosh HaShanah is not only the start of "The Day of the Lord" (Millennium),
but is also the day of the resurrection! It has to do with the moon and its
29-day cycle of renewal.

In this period of slightly less than 30 days, the moon goes from darkness
to light and back to darkness again. This is not a haphazard occurrence
attributed to evolution or science. God planned it for many reasons, one
being as a picture of resurrection and renewal. With each cycle of nearly
30 days the ancient rabbis understood that the moon was being reborn or
"born again" (Sefard siddur, Mussaf for Shabbat and Shabbat Rosh Chodesh,
p. 509 and 646-648).


In Y'shua's day, the moon was so important that a Jewish festival was
proclaimed at the beginning of every month (Talmud Tractate Chaggigah 17b;
Shavuot 10a; Arachin 10b). This was called the New Moon Festival and in the
B'rit Chadashah, Rabbi Sha'ul (Paul) makes note of it (Colossians 2:16).
Even in the Tanach, King David provoked King Sha'ul (Saul) over it (1
Shmu'el-Samuel 20:5). In the coming millennium the gate of the inner court
of the Temple facing east shall be opened on the new moon
(Yechezk'el-Ezekiel 46:1). And finally in the millennium all nations will
celebrate the New Moon festival every month (Yeshayahu-Isaiah 66:23). It is
obvious from the Hebrew Scriptures that in the millennium God has no plans
to do away with His system.

Since it is so important, exactly what is a new moon? It is the opposite of
a full moon. Every month the moon goes through a complete cycle of renewal
called Rosh Chodesh, the head or beginning of the renewed month. Twelve
times a year on Rosh Chodesh, the moon always starts off with its disk
being very dark to the naked eye. Over the course of 15 days it gets
brighter and brighter until it finally reaches a full white-faced disk or
full moon. Over the next 15 days it becomes darker and darker and finally
becomes invisible to the naked eye again.

The ancient rabbis saw a great lesson in this. Just as the moon has no
light of its own but receives its light from the sun, so we too have no
light of our own and must receive it from God. As the moon goes through a
near 30-day cycle of dark to light to dark, so we need constant spiritual
renewal and repentance. Like the moon, we too must be reborn or "born
again" into HaMashiach and constantly renewed through repentance. This is
why God called it a faithful witness in the sky (Mizmor-Psalm 89:37).

If the moon is so important to God, why do we pay so little attention to
it? We have lost touch with God's faithful witness in the sky. But Y'shua
and the people of His day never lost touch with it. And as I previously
noted, not only was the new moon necessary for the Jewish calendar, it was
also a monthly festival celebrated with a feast fit for a king! So, when
Y'shua said His famous words in Mattityahu-Matthew 24:36, it had
far-reaching implications. Here are the words of Y'shua in a few different

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but
my Father only. (KJV)

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the
Son, but only the Father. (NIV) But of that day and hour knoweth no one,
not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. (ASV)
About the exact time, however, and the hour, none knows - not even the
messengers of Heaven; but My Father alone. (Fenton Modern English

Failing to think like Y'shua and taking phrases out of Jewish context can
lead one to misunderstand His words. For example, in many places of the
B'rit Chadashah Y'shua knew the future and talked about it openly. In one
instance He warned His talmidim (disciples) about their future saying,
"See, I have told you ahead of time" (Mattityahu-Matthew 24:25). His
context concerned the tribulation, the destruction of the Temple, the rise
and fall of false messiahs (antichrists), etc. If He knew the future in
Mattityahu 24:25, and the context concerns the Day of Trouble, why would He
suddenly speak as though He did not know the future in the same context
just 11 verses later in Mattityahu 24:36? Was He confused? Or was He making
perfect sense in light of the customs of the Jews?

Since the subject of our discussion is the new moon and figures of speech,
realize the phrase, "Of that day and hour no man knows" refers to the
sanctification or setting apart of the new moon. Without this
sanctification, the Jews had no way of determining God's "appointed times"
or moedim.

Twelve times a year a new Jewish month (Rosh Chodesh) was announced to the
people. We have no system like it today. We look at a calendar to determine
the first of the month; the Jews, however, looked at the moon. This system
of chronology was given to the Jews to know precisely when the Holy
festivals (moedim) would fall (there are still eight of them; seven
appointed times and Shabbat). The moon was the faithful Jewish calendar or
witness in the sky and 12 times a year was sanctified as the basis of the
Jewish stellar calendar.


Because the moon was so important for Jewish date - setting, the authorities
in charge of announcing the new moon in Y'rushalayim took great care to
ensure the first day of the month was announced on time. To correctly
announce the first day of the month, established by the new moon, was one
of the Sanhedrin's greatest responsibilities. They had to ensure the people
knew when the first of the month began 12 times a year! Therefore God said
to the leaders of Israel:

These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you
shall proclaim at the times appointed for them (Vayikrah-Leviticus 23:4).

In other words, God gave the Sanhedrin authority to announce and sanctify
the new moon to the people. Its proclamation on earth was supported by God
in Heaven (c.f. Mattityahu 18:18-20 where the Jewish context supports a
believers' Sanhedrin as seen in Acts 15). As soon as the new moon was
announced, the first day of the month began. Once the beginning of the new
month was established, the festivals and weekly Shabbats for the upcoming
month were sanctified for observance. In Hebrew, those observances have
always been called "appointed  times" or moedim, literally "a sacred and
set time". From God's perspective, the appointed times belong to Him
(Midrash Rabbah Numbers, Vol 2.21.25, p. 852) and no one has the authority
to change the celebration of an appointed time. To do so was a serious
matter and great sin. Appointed times had to be kept because of their
Messianic implications.

Further in Vayikrah (Leviticus) 23:4, notice the phrase, "holy
convocation". The phrase in Hebrew is mikraw kodesh, better translated,
"holy convocation and rehearsal". In other words, God's appointed times are
actually "holy rehearsals" set apart to reflect events in the Messianic
era. God said to the people, "Pay attention! On this day I am going to do
something! Wake-up! The Jews were to know and practice all of God's mikraot
or holy convocations. This is the essence of Rav Sha'ul's words that the
Shabbat, new moons and festivals, "are a shadow of things to come; the body
of Mashiach" (Colossians 2:17).

Twice a year, in the spring and fall, there were several appointed times
and specific days of holy convocation dedicated to the Lord. The new moon
was the key in being able to fulfill those set times, holy convocations and
rehearsals. For example, when the new moon was announced on the first day
of Nisan, also called Aviv, the people knew when to observe the holy
convocations and set times of the 10th (Shemot-Exodus 12:3), 14th and 15th
(Shemot-Exodus 12:6; Bamidbar-Numbers 33:3), 16th (Vayikrah-Leviticus
23:15), and finally the 21st. In the same way, when the new moon was
announced on the first day of Tishri also called Ethanim, the people knew
when to observe the Holy convocations of the 1st  (Vayikrah-Leviticus
23:23), 10th  (Vayikrah-Leviticus 23:26), 15th  (Vayikrah-Leviticus 23:39),
and 22nd  (Vayikrah-Leviticus 23:36). Thus from the announcement of the new
moon to the festival dates which followed, it was only a matter of counting
the right number of days. In a moment you will understand how this applies
to the phrase that Y'shua spoke concerning His coming again.


The Mishnah, also referred to as the Oral Law, dealt with the legal
elements of daily Jewish religious life, in Hebrew called halachah. In the
treasure of the first and second century halachah we find many explanations
to help us understand the Torah particularly in Y'shua's day since it was
still oral then. In volume two called "moed" or festival, tractate Rosh
HaShanah teaches us about the Sanhedrin and its selection process of two
witnesses who would tell us when the new moon arrived. Once a month the
Sanhedrin discussed when to proclaim the new moon. They did this through
the agency of two witnesses, the element of all legal transactions in

One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any
sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the
mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.   Deut 19:15

The men were important because by their witness, Israel celebrated God's
appointed times. They had to be of good character and were always treated
with great honour. They had special privileges such as authorization to
ride into Y'rushalayim on horseback on the Shabbat to bring the good news
of the new moon festivities! The men had special status because they were
the confirmation that Y'hudah (Judaea)  depended on for the correct timing
of the new month and the festivals.

Rosh HaShanah Chapter 2, Mishnah 5 reads: There was a large court in
Jerusalem called Beth Ya'azek. There all the witnesses used to assemble and
the Beth Din used to examine them. They used to entertain them lavishly
there so that they should have an inducement to come. (The witnesses were
allowed to break the Shabbat travel restrictions for this one purpose lest
they might be reluctant to come and give the essential evidence of the
sighting of the new moon).

Continuing in Chapter 2, Mishnah 6: How do they test the witnesses? The
pair who arrive first are tested first. The senior of them is brought in
and they say to him, tell us how you saw the moon - in front of the sun or
behind the sun? To the north of it or the south? How big was it, and in
which direction was it inclined? And how broad was it? If he says (he saw
it) in front of the sun, his evidence is rejected. After that they would
bring in the second and test him. If their accounts tallied, their evidence
was accepted, and the other pairs were only questioned briefly, not because
they were required at all, but so that they should not be disappointed,
(and) so that they should not be dissuaded from coming.

In qualifying the witnesses, the Sanhedrin used the following criteria:
They never arrived at the same time.
They were never questioned at the same time.
There were always two new witnesses each month.

In short, the two qualified witnesses usually stood before the Nassi or
President of the Sanhedrin (Jewish High Court) to give account of the
moon's appearance prior to its becoming total dark (Moed Rosh HaShanah,
Chapter 3, Mishnah 1). Just before the moon's disk enters total darkness,
there are tiny slivers of white on the edges of the waning disk. These were
called the "horns" of the moon. Correctly sighting the "horns" (on the
waning crescent) determined the beginning of the new month. Once the two
witnesses were qualified and questioned, if the President (who had
knowledge of astronomy) was convinced their observation was accurate, he
publicly sanctified the start of the new month.

After careful scrutiny to determine the official arrival of the new moon,
the Nassi or President of the Sanhedrin proclaimed Rosh Chodesh with the
words: "Sanctified", and all the people repeat after him, "Sanctified,
sanctified". After the proclamation, the Sanhedrin ordered watchmen on the
nearby hillsides to light fires and thus inform the Jews in all of Y'hudah
(Judaea), Shomron (Samaria), Egypt, Babylon and the galut (diaspora) that
the new month had begun. That started the festival of the New Moon and
counting of the next 29- days to the next new month proclamation.

Again, once the Sanhedrin set Rosh Chodesh, or the beginning of the new
month by sighting the new moon, the rest of the festivals were calculated.
However, the seventh month, Tishri, was particularly important because it
was the only month that had a holy convocation or appointed time on the
first day of the month. This posed a unique problem. The first day of
Tishri was the appointed time called Rosh HaShanah, the Feast of Trumpets
(Vayikrah-Leviticus 23:24). Yet no one could begin observing the festival
until they heard those famous words from the President of the Sanhedrin,

No one in Israel could plan for the first day of the seventh month Tishri,
called Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets (also called Rosh HaShanah).
When they knew how many days to count to a festival, that would be easy.


This was unique to Rosh HaShanah and dependent upon the testimony of the
two witnesses. Prophetically, we are informed of two important witnesses
during the Great Tribulation:

And I will give power unto My Two Witnesses, and they will prophesy 1260
days, clothed in sackcloth.
Rev 11:3

Of course, anyone could look up into the twilight or early morning sky and,
if they looked hard enough, see the new moon or at least its "horns". And
certainly an astute observer knew when about 29- days were completed since
the previous Rosh Chodesh. But recall, ONLY THE SANHEDRIN NASSI had the
authority to proclaim the first of Tishri, which was already established as
a technical procedure. Once proclaimed, the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh
HaShanah) commenced. Until that public announcement by the Nassi, everyone
had to wait before they could begin the observance of the festival. No one
could begin the festival beforehand! Thus, we can more clearly see the
analogy Jesus made with His words: "But of that day and hour knoweth no
man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" was in regards to
this important festival of Rosh HaShanah.