Pro and Con 1613

Posted 6-21-2011

AN UNUSUALLY LONG BULL'S EYE LUNAR ECLIPSE LAST WEDNESDAY

"The Night of the Blood Red Moon"
By Mark Thompson
http://news.discovery.com/space/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-110613.htmlT

An event like this occurs on Wednesday June 15 starting at 17:23 UT (6:23 p.m. GMT) and finishes at 23:02 UT (12:02 a.m. GMT, June 16). Note: The eclipse will not be visible from the USA, as it will be daytime when the eclipse occurs.

During this period, the shadow of the Earth will slowly drift across the moon. The moment when the moon begins to be completely shadowed by the Earth will be at 19:22 UT (8:22 p.m. GMT) -- this is known as the start of totality. It will end at 21:02 UT (10:02 p.m. GMT) when the shadow will once again be seen to slip slowly across the surface of the moon....

Just how red it will appear during totality will depend on the conditions in our atmosphere. If there is a lot of dust from a volcanic eruption, for example, the lunar surface may turn a dark brown, but if the atmosphere is clear, it may turn a striking blood red.

"LUNAR ECLIPSE COULD APPEAR AS A "BLOOD-RED' MOON"

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/june2011/stevens615-1.htm

"The path that the moon is taking through Earth's shadow is almost directly through [the shadow's] center, making for the longest possible path and so the longest duration," said Ben Burress, staff astronomer at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California.

"The last eclipse that was as long as this one in 2011 was in 2000, while the next won't be until 2018, so this makes it a somewhat rare event." These bull's eye eclipses seem to bracket the Tribulation.

Incoming e-mail, Re: 1,260 DAYS + 1,290 DAYS = 2,550 DAYS

From the day of 'October 8, 2011' which is the 'Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur' as set forth in Scripture to and including 'October 1, 2018' which is the 'SEVENTH AND LAST DAY' of the Feast of Tabernacles as set forth in Scripture there are exactly 2,550 days. The very next day of October 2, 2018 is call the 'EIGHTH DAY' which is set apart from the 'SEVEN DAY' Feast of Tabernacles as a Sabbath day and 'Sacred Assembly'.

The number '7' in Scripture denotes 'completion' or 'finality'. The number '8' in Scripture denotes 'new' or 'beginning'. The 'EIGHTH DAY' sacred assembly following the 'SEVENTH AND FINAL DAY' of the Feast of Tabernacles denotes a 'NEW BEGINNING'. I believe that the 'new beginning' here is the 'first-day' of the 'Millennial Kingdom' of Jesus Christ on earth which would begin October 2, 2018.

Can you think of a better choice, or a more appropriate choice, for the 'beginning day' of the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus Christ on earth other than 'the day following' the '7th and final day' of the Feast of Tabernacles which is the 'EIGHTH DAY' sacred assembly?

According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

My reply

> > Can you think of a better choice, or a more appropriate choice, for the 'beginning day' of the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus Christ on earth other than 'the day following' the '7th and final day' of the Feast of Tabernacles which is the 'EIGHTH DAY' sacred assembly?

I hope so. I think Christ's Millennial Kingdom will start on the Day of God's Wrath, the Feast of Trumpets, probably Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015, the day of the Judgment Seat of Christ. Like Solomon, Christ will purge his kingdom at it's beginning.

The Jubilee Year should be announced on the following Day of Atonement, Tishri 10, 5776, Sept 23, 2015. The Jubilee would then start on Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee Years.

According to Eze 39:12,13, there are to be 7 months between the Day of God's Wrath (Eze 38:18f) and the Second Advent. Thus, that last year has to be a Leap Year with the 13th month. Otherwise, there would only be 6 months between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1.

Concerning Tishri 1, the Day of God's Wrath, the first day of Christ's millennial kingdom, the day of the Judgment Seat of Christ, Eze 38:18-23 says, "And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that MY FURY SHALL COME UP IN MY FACE. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel (i.e., the asteroid of Rev 8:8 will impact the Mediterranean Sea); 20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall SHAKE (this is the worldwide earthquake) at my presence (paniym, face), and THE MOUNTAINS SHALL BE THROWN DOWN, and the steep places shall fall, and EVERY WALL SHALL FALL TO THE GROUND. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain (i.e., a tsunami), and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone (the asteroid of Rev 8:11 will obliterate Babylon). 23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations (i.e., they will see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky, i.e., Jesus sitting on his throne, Mt 24:31) , and they shall know that I am the LORD."

Eze 39:11-13 says, "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog. 12 And SEVEN MONTHS shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown THE DAY THAT I SHALL BE GLORIFIED, saith the Lord GOD."

The day Christ will be glorified is the Second Advent on the following Nisan 1, probably Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, the first day of the Sacred, Regnal and Jubilee Year. The Jubilee is announced on the previous Day of Atonement, but it starts the following Nisan 1.

On the day of God's Wrath, the dead will lay around the Earth. The Israelites left will keep the Day of Atonement in the spirit for which it was designed. Then they will build booths from things they can scrounge out of the rubble and keep the Feast of Tabernacles and the "EIGHTH DAY' sacred assembly."

I think Christ will return in glory the following Nisan 1, April 9, 2016.

Keep in mind that the Leap Years are 5771, 5774, 5776, 5779 and 5782 (also 5784, 5787, and 5790). Only in those years can there be 7 months between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1.

Since THE JUBILEE YEAR MUST FOLLOW A SABBATIC YEAR, our choices for the final year are narrowed down to ONE, 5776. The years 5775 and 5782 are Sabbatic Years.

The year 5776 is anchored into place another way too. There is to be one generation from the end of the Six-Day War of 1967 to the KINGDOM OF GOD (Luke 21:30), the first day of Christ's Millennial Rule. According to Mt 1:17, a generation is 48.33 years. That brings us to Tishri 1, 5776 for the first day of Christ's Millennial Rule.

Mt 24:29-31 says, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light (sixth seal), and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a TRUMPET, and they shall gather together his elect (i.e., those previously caught up to Heaven in the First-Trump Rapture) from the four winds, from one end of HEAVEN to the other."

At the same time, the Last-Trump Rapture will take place. Mark 13:27 says, "And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH to the uttermost part of HEAVEN."

Therefore, it looks like the Last-Trump Rapture will take place on the first day of Christ's Millennial Kingdom, Tishri 1, 5776.

Dan 8:13,14 says, "Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed."

Therefore, the 2300-day shortened Tribulation would run from Pentecost, Sivan 6, 5769, May 29, 2009, to the Feast of Trumpets Sept 14, 2015. Remember that blocks of time like this are to be figured using inclusive reckoning.

Now I finally understand why Acts 2:1 says, "And when the day of Pentecost was FULLY COME." There are two ways to figure the date of Pentecost. The Pharisees thought it fell on Sivan 6. The Sadducees thought it fell on the 50th day after the Saturday Sabbath that fell within the 7 days of Unleavened Bread. When Pentecost is fully come, it is Sunday. The Holy Spirit fell on the 120 in the upper room on Sunday. Agape

MY AFTERTHOUGHTS

"A" SABBATH VS "THE" SABBATH FOLLOWING THE CRUCIFIXION

I just found out that Luke 23:54 in the LITV says, "And it was Preparation Day, and A sabbath was coming on." The KJV has "THE sabbath." The Greek does not have "the" or "a". The translation should say "a." Therefore, I think the LITV's "A SABBATH" refers to the Passover, a High Day, not to THE Saturday Sabbath.

PENTECOST WAS FULLY COME ON SUNDAY

Acts 2:1 says, "And when the day of Pentecost was FULLY COME (i.e., on Sunday), they were all with one accord in one place."

Therefore, I think Pentecost has to be on Sunday, as the Sadducees said.

POSSIBLE LAST YEAR OF THE TRIBULATION

There will be 7 months, instead of the usual 6, between Tishri 1 and the following Nisan 1 in the last year of the Tribulation. Therefore, it will be a leap year.

The upcoming Hebrew Leap Years are 5771, 5774, 5776, 5779, 5782, 5784, 5787, and 5790. Only in those years can there be 7 months between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1.

The Jubilee Year has to follow a Sabbatic Year. The years 5775, 5782 and 5789 are Sabbatic.

Then the first possible date for the last year of the Tribulation is 5776. The next possible date for the last year of the Tribulation is 5790 (2030).

Thus, either the last year of the Tribulation is 5776 (2015/16) or 5790 (2030/31).

DAY OF THE LORD

Acts 2:20 says, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, BEFORE that great and notable DAY OF THE LORD come".

There will be an Annular Solar Eclipse on June 1, 2030.

There will be a Total Solar Eclipse on Mar 20, 2015, and a Partial Solar Eclipse on Sept 13, 2015 (06:55:19), DAY BEFORE THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD comes on Sept 14, 2015 (Tishri 1, 5776).

THE JUBILEE YEAR

the Six-Day War of 1967 + 50 = the Jubilee. That's 2017. I think the Jubilee will run from Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016, to Nisan 1, 5777, Mar 28, 2017.

THE "BULL'S EYE" BLOOD MOONS BRACKET THE TRIBULATION

There will be two unusual "Bull's Eye" Blood Moons over Jerusalem, one July 15, 2011 and the other 7 years later, on July 27, 2018. They seem pre-planned to bracket the Tribulation.

To me, everything fits the end of this age and the beginning of the great and terrible DAY OF THE LORD on Tishri 1, 5776, Sept 14, 2015.

I still think 5776 has to be the last Hebrew year of the Tribulation. To me, there is no other reasonable possibility.

THE FIRST AND LAST-TRUMP RAPTURES

What are the possibilities? Trumpets are blown only on Feast days and the first day of each month, with one exception. The trumpet is blown for each of the 30 days preceding the Feast of Trumpets.

On the Feast of Trumpets, the trumpets are blown 100 times on Tishri 1 and again on Tishri 2. The first trump each day is with the left ram's horn. The last trump is with the right one. Where did these customs come from?

Both Raptures may be on Trumpets. This would give the Bride of Christ the sapphire birthstone. It stands for Heaven.

According the I Thess 4:15,16 and I Cor 15:51-54, we know for sure that the trumpet will sound at the time of both the First-Trump Rapture and the Last-Trump Rapture. Trumpets were to be blown on all feast days and the first day of each month.

The first trumpet in the Bible was heard when Israel first arrived at Mt. Sinai. The Jews say that was on Pentecost, but when I read Numbers 19, it sounds like only Sivan 3. Where did they get Sivan 6?

They say Israel arrived at Mt. Sinai on Sivan 3, and the trumpet sounded on Sivan 6. However, in Scripture, when the day number is not given, we are to assume that it means the first of the month. This is because the same word means month and new moon, which is the first of the month. To me, it looks like they arrived on Sivan 1.

Since the Pharisees thought Pentecost was on Sivan 6, I think they must have been the ones that said the first trump and Pentecost happened on Sivan 6.

Since Pentecost should be on Sunday when it is "fully come", it does not always fall on Sivan 6. I want to know more about what the Sadducees and Pharisees taught.

Here is one opinion:
"Sadducees and Pharisees"
By William F. Dankenbring
http://www.triumphpro.com/who-controlled-temple-sad-or-phar.htm

"The Temple services were controlled by the Pharisees! The Pharisee SEGAN made sure that the Sadducee high priest did everything correctly, at the appointed time, as the Pharisees taught!"

"THERE SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN"

Luke 21:25,28 says, "there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring (Japan's 3-story tall [33 ft] tsunami of March 11, 2011)...28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

On June 7th, 2011, the anniversary of the day Israel took the rest of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in 1967, there was a huge blast from the Sun, much bigger than anything I have ever seen in years of watching the signs on the Sun.

Huge amounts of plasma shot out of a bright sun spot rained back on the Sun's surface.

"We're seeing things we've never seen before," said Phillip Chamberlin, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center"...

the corona is thousands of times hotter than originally expected....

The waves we're seeing in these images are so small," says Thompson, the deputy project scientist for SDO. "They're only the size of the United States."...

In the case of the solar atmosphere, which is made of a very hot and electrically charged gas called plasma, the two flows come from an expanse of plasma erupting off the sun's surface as it passes by plasma that is not erupting. The difference in flow speeds and densities across this boundary sparks the instability that builds into the waves.

Hammering out the exact mechanism for heating the corona will continue to intrigue researchers for some time"...
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/708/550/NASA:_Were_Seeing_Things_Weve_Never_Seen_Before_Massive_Plasma_Waves_Sweep_The_Sun.html
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NASA warns of Super Solar storm

Christchurch Hit By Two Large Quakes

Feast of Trumpets

Nu 29:1 says "And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the TRUMPETS (plural) unto you."

According to Num 10:10, Israel was to blow a trumpet at the beginning of each month. Since the Mosaic festival year was seven months long, the seventh month (Tishri) was the last month for a festival trumpet. This day, the first day of Tishri, which was the start of the Jewish civil year, was known as Rosh haShanah (the Feast of Trumpets or the Day of Trumpets). "The last month in the seven months' series was always sounded on this New Moon Day. This made it the final trumpets' day." (Ernest L. Martin, The Star that Astonished the World, (c)1996, pg 95)
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http://watch.pair.com/rosh-hashana.html
"Rosh HaShanah is also referred to as ‘Yom Teruah’, the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar, or the Day of the Awakening Blast....

"Yom Teruah, or the Feast of Trumpets, is the only feast that we do not know the day in which to keep it. Therefore, we have to be on the alert and watch for it.

"Teruah means “an awakening blast”. A theme associated with Rosh....

"The great trumpet is blown on Yom Kippur, which will herald the return of Jesus back to the earth (Matthew 24:31)...

"Rabbi Eliezer tells us in Pirkei Avot, that the left horn (first trump) was blown on Mount Sinai, and its right horn (the last trump) will be blown to herald the coming of the Lord for His Church....

"Paul in Second Thessalonians 2:1 tells us, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him.” The phrase “gathering together” comes from the Greek word ‘episunagoge’, which means “an assembly"...

"At the end of the week, there is a marriage supper. Compare Judges 14, Rev. 19, and Genesis 29:22-28. This bridal week will be the tribulation week on earth, while the bride of Christ is in heaven.
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In Thayer’s Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament defines the Greek word ‘eschatos’ used for last in 1 Corinthians 15 as ‘the trumpet after which there are no others.’

...whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us: for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." (1 John 2:18 - 19).

Num 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings".

"The shofar blasts Eddie (Chumney) is referring to are those blown by God (or angels). They are not, then, to be identified with ritual shofar blasts on the various holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah per se (though these rituals may prefigure them)." http://www.hebrew4christians.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=151&t=2997

"The Sacrificial System Will Be Restored"

Mike Curtiss (15 June 2011)
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/june2011/mikec615-1.htm
The first rabbinically approved sacrifice in 1500 years has been performed in Israel....

http://www.rap-con.com/signs/the-first-rabbinically-approved-sacrifice-in-1500-years-has-been-performed-in-israel June 13th, 2011

It's been 1500 years since there has been a rabbinically approved sacrifice to take place in Israel and the rabbis did approve a Gentile who trained under the leadership of selected rabbis to perform the sacrifice of two turtledoves recently in Israel. The ceremony took place in the Jordan Valley near Jericho as a number of rabbis watched to make certain all Levitical laws were kept in the offering of these two doves....

My reply

A sign of the approaching Mid-Trib events. Our time on Earth is getting short.

I'm shocked that a Gentile was allowed to offer the sacrifice. I thought someone from the tribe of Levi had to offer sacrifices. Wouldn't that come under keeping "Levitical laws"?...

Tribunals to be convened in London, Dublin, Brussels and Rome on September 15, 2011

The ITCCS Executive announced today that its member organizations plan to convene opening sessions into crimes of church and state in four European capitals on September 15.

Found on Five Doves site

Michael Colunga (16 June 2011)
"Today's happy thought: Fast of Gedaliah, 2015"

In 2015, the Fast of Gedaliah will immediately follow the two days of Rosh Hashanah, 1 Tishrei, 5776 and 2 Tishrei, 5776.

Thus, September 16, 2015 will mark that year's celebration of the Fast of Gedaliah. Even if you don't believe 2015 is necessarily the year of the LORD's return, you may still find the following to be interesting reading.

The reading for September 14, 2015--Rosh Hashanah 1--is Samuel 1:1 to Samuel 2:10. Hannah, the formerly barren women, gives birth to Samuel, who is then dedicated to the LORD. This reading ends with some powerful verses:

"He will protect his faithful ones,
but the wicked will disappear in darkness.
No one will succeed by strength alone."
"Those who fight against the LORD will be shattered.
He thunders against them from heaven;
the LORD judges throughout the earth.
He gives power to his king;
he increases the strength of his anointed one." 1 Samuel 2:9-10

The reading for September 15, 2015--Rosh Hashanah 2--is Jeremiah 31:2 to 31:20. Perhaps this will mark the day that Israel, having fled to the mountains, will return to Jerusalem!

"But now this is what the LORD says:
'Do not weep any longer,
for I will reward you, says the LORD.
'Your children will come back to you
from the distant land of the enemy.'
"'There is hope for your future,' says the LORD.
Your children will come again to their own land."
Jeremiah 31:16-17

The reading for September 16, 2015--the Fast of Gedaliah--is Isaiah 55:6 to 56:8.
This passage closes with:
"For the Sovereign LORD,
who brings back the outcasts of Israel, says:
'I will bring others, too,
besides my people Israel.' " Isaiah 56:8
This verse in the Tanakh is equivalent to Jesus' words: "I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd." John 10:16

Keep looking up!
Baruch HaShem Adonai, Mike C.

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