Pro and Con 1209
Saturn's blue cranium
CASSINI PHOTO RELEASE, February 8, 2005
Saturn's northern hemisphere is presently a serene blue, more befitting of Uranus or Neptune, as seen in this natural color image from Cassini.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Light rays here travel a much longer path through the relatively cloud-free upper atmosphere. Along this path, shorter wavelength blue light rays are scattered effectively by gases in the atmosphere, and it is this scattered light that gives the region its blue appearance. Why the upper atmosphere in the northern hemisphere is so cloud-free is not known, but may be related to colder temperatures brought on by the ring shadows cast there....
Saturn's southern hemisphere. It's quite different from the northern hemisphere. The strong southern aurora is interesting too.
This is Saturn's moon Epimetheus. It seems to be made of ice.
LOOK AT THE FOGBOW
Marilyn, look at the gorgeous Fog bow on spaceweather.com---further on down their page---Sorry I could not get the link to work for you. You should see it on the page for May 11, 2005. Agape
On May 9th it was beautiful. That's when Jim Salge of the Mount Washington Observatory spotted this white rainbow--also known as a fogbow...
Thanks much. Agape
Incoming e-mail, Re: Jubilee Year
Since all the pieces must fit, wouldn't the final rapture happen in a Jubilee year? It seems to me that it would have to be "an accecptable year of the Lord". Thanks for all your hard work.
It seems reasonable to think that the year of Christ's return would be a Jubilee Year. If he returns Nisan 1, 5771 (April 5, 2011), would it be the Jubilee Year?
Next day: I got no sleep all last night. I went to bed before midnight, but couldn't sleep. It was up and down the rest of the night, but no sleep. Maybe I know why now. I found something encouraging.
A Google Search turned up this interesting information on the Internet:
The Perfect Harmony of the Numbers of the Hebrew Kings
By by Harold Camping
Appendix I. The Year of the Jubilee
...the ancient Michnah" said, "On the first of Nisan is New Year for kings and for festtivals...On the first of Tishri is New Year for years, for release and jubilee years...
From our very careful study of the Biblical calendars, we found from the Biblical data that Israel entered the land of Canaan in the year 1407 B.C....As we called for in the above verses, the year 1407 B.C. was therefore, a Sabbath year.
This year was to be followed by a series of seven seven-year period, the last year of each seven-year period was also to be a Sabbath year. Thus, the sequence of years was as follows:
Entrance into the land of Canaan, 1407 B.C., a Sabbath year.
1. 1406, 1405, 1404, 1403, 1402, 1401, 1400, a Sabbath year.
2. 1399, 1398, 1397, 1396, 1395, 1394, 1393, a Sabbath year.
3. 1392, 1391, 1390, 1389, 1388, 1387, 1386, a Sabbath year.
4. 1385, 1384, 1383, 1382, 1381, 1380, 1379, a Sabbath year.
5. 1378, 1377, 1376, 1375, 1374, 1373, 1372, a Sabbath year.
6. 1371, 1370, 1369, 1368, 1367, 1366, 1365, a Sabbath year.
7. 1364, 1363, 1362, 1361, 1360, 1359, 1358, a Sabbath year.
The next year was the fiftieth year, and it was to be the Jubilee year. Thus, 1357 B.C., which immediately followed the year 1358 B.C., was THE FIRST JUBILEE YEAR. The sequence of seven seven-year periods was then repeated so that 1307 B.C. became the next Jubilee year. From then on, therefore, every year ending in 57 or 07 was a Jubilee year....
King Saul reigned from 1047 to 1007 BC.
He seemed to do good work in dating the Hebrew kings, but I disagreed with his date for creation, and he used the 50-year Jubilee cycle. So, I compared his date for the beginning of Saul's reign with that date in my chronology, 1020 BC. There are 27 years between the two dates.
I subtracted 27 from his Jubilee dates, and got BC 1330 for the first Jubilee Year and BC 1280 for the next Jubilee. This would make BC years ending in 30 and 80 Jubilee years and AD years ending in 21 or 71 Jubilee years. The year 1971 AD would have been a Jubilee year--IF the Jubilee cycle was a 50-year cycle.
However, I think the Jubilee cycle is a 49-year cycle. This keeps it aligned with the Sabbatic cycle. The 49th year is Sabbatic, and the 50th year is the Jubilee. The 50th year is both the Jubilee and year one of the next cycle.
Understanding the Jubilee Chart Construction
The Jubilee cycle is a 7 x 7 cycle with the 50th year being the same as the 1st year of the next cycle. The veracity of the 49 year cycle (as opposed to a 50 year cycle) was confirmed by the release of the previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls by the Huntington Library / Claremont College of California.
I made my own chart, and guess what? The year 2010 AD came out as the Jubilee Year.
Sept. 9, 2010 is Tishri 1, 5771, the Feast of Trumpets that is Christ's Coronation Day in Heaven. It is also the day of the Marriage of the Lamb and the Judgment Seat of Christ. It is the Day of God's Wrath too. If this is correct, Jesus would return. as I thought, on the following Nisan 1, 5771 (April 5, 2011), during the Jubilee Year.
That makes 5771 seem like a good bet for the end of the age and the Return of Christ. Wowee! That was sure worth the work. I'm so glad I worked so long on Bible Chronology in the past. I'm glad Martin Anstey did too. I leaned heavily on his work. I'm glad David Cooper checked Anstey's work and said we could rely on it. I'm glad Harold Camping put in his time working to date the Hebrew kings and find the first Jubilee Year too. It took all of us to put it together.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ??? ???? transliterated ro?sh hash-shanah, "beginning of the year") is the Jewish spiritual New Year. The Mishnah, the core work of the Jewish oral law, sets this day aside as the new year for calculating calendar years and sabbatical and jubilee years.
The term jubilee year (Vulg. annus Jubilei, or Jubileus) is of Hebrew origin, the etymological meaning of which is, in all probability, "ram", which metonymically stands for "the horn of a ram". Thus the name "the year of the blowing of the ram's horn" exactly corresponds to "the day of the blowing of the horn", or the "feast of the new year", and it was, like the latter, announced to the people by the blowing of the horn....
Jesus has two comings. The First Advent was characterized by one horn of the ram that got caught in the bush when Abraham was going to sacrifice his son Isaac. The Second Coming is the other horn of the ram, the Jubilee, the year of release, probably 5771. In that year, all property should be returned to the rightful owners.
If 5771 is the Jubilee year, 5770 is a Sabbatic Year. Therefore, there is to be no planting in 5770 (2009/2010) or 5771 (2010/2011). In those years, only what grows of itself is to be eaten. Therefore, the year 5769 should be a good year for growing wheat.
If the Jubilee Year starts Tishri 1, the people would be warned by the announcement on Tishri 10 (Day of Atonement) not to plant that year. Normally, they scramble to plant just as soon as rain softens the ground.
In Genesis, the Son of God refreshed the spoiled Earth. Right from the start, Adam was given fruit-yielding trees and herbs for food. Gen. 2:5 says, "And every plant of THE FIELD (the field is the world, Mt. 13:38) BEFORE IT was in the earth, and every herb of THE FIELD (world) BEFORE IT grew" (Gen. 2:5).
This sounds like it will happen again in the Year of Jubilee that follows 7 months (Eze. 39:12,13) after the Day of Destruction that wipes out all the green grass and 1/3rd of the trees. Crops would burn like the grass. Houses would be destroyed when every wall fell (Eze. 39:20). The few men that are left on Earth will need food immediately, and Christ will provide it when he refreshes the atmospheric heavens and the face of the Earth again. Agape
Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Bamidbar Shavuot Numbers 1:1 - 4:20
By Shlomo Riskin
Firstly, from a narrative perspective: the first chapter spans the ten years the family of Naomi is in Moab, and the last three chapters describe the happenings of the three month period between the barley and wheat harvests....
Secondly, the midrash (Ruth Rabbah) tells us that Ruth and Naomi arrive in Bethlehem at the precise time of the funeral of Boaz’s wife, and that Boaz died immediately after he impregnated Ruth; that is how the Rabbinic Sages account for the fact that Boaz is not mentioned in the last verses of the Scroll (Ruth 4:14-22), which specifically deal with the birth of Oved, son to Boaz and Ruth as well as father to Jesse....
fortunately one daughter-in-law clings to her mother-in-law Naomi, converts to Judaism (“Where you will go” - to Israel - “there shall I go, where you will lodge, there shall I lodge,” - maintaining the same sexual purity as you - “Your people shall be my people, your G-d my G-d” - Ruth 1:16), and returns to Bethlehem. Only now - in Israel - can eternal history begin, and so the next three chapters, and the next three months, are far more significant than the previous ten years, which had almost destroyed the family line.
The midrash tells us that Boaz’s wife has died just as Naomi and Ruth return - and that Boaz will die three months later.
Incoming email, Re: ANOTHER BIBLICAL EXAMPLE OF THE X-TRA 7 YEARS
Love and Blessings from Dallas again!! I believe I have found another example of the extra seven years. I do believe your example of 1998 being the example of the possible rapture was correct but yet because it did not happen we need to see why. Your extra seven years fits so perfectly. Joseph and the 7 years of famine is one example. Here below I may have found a second...(correct me if you have already found this:)
Look at Jacob and Rachel in Genesis---After Jacob made a promise with Laban for his youngest daughter Rachel (his elect bride)-he fulfilled his promise in working 7 years for her which I believe were fullfilled in 1998-bear with me here. When he thought he had married Rachel (his elect bride) he realized Laban had tricked him by veiling her older sister who was mostly blind (blinded Israell or possibly the second leg of the blinded church). His response was, it is not fitting to give in marriage the younger daughter before the older (the older being betrothed first at Mt Sinai?) therefore if you want Rachel you will need to work for me "another 7 years"!!! I so trust your calculations and your scripture study and believe you have come up with interesting facts as to the extra seven years...just adding to what you have already so eloquently taught. Let me know how you feel this may add or may not add to your already true witness as to the extra seven years! Occupying, and looking up in Dallas-AGAPE TO YOU!
Thanks for reminding me that Jacob had to work seven years for his first bride, then seven additional years for his second bride. This ties in with the 144,000 being part of the Bride group even though they are caught up in the second Rapture.
I think 5758 (1997/1998) was the 6000th year since Adam was cast out of the Garden of Eden. If we add 7 years, then another 7 years, we come up with 5758 + 7 = 5765 (2004/2005) and 5765 + 7 = 5772 (2011/2012). The shortening of the Great Tribulation would bring us back to Tishri 1, 5771 (2010) for the second Rapture and the Feast of Trumpets on the Day of God's Wrath. Adding 7 months for burying the dead (Eze. 39:12,13) to cleanse the land for the return of Christ at the Second Advent would bring us to the following Nisan 1 (April 5, 2011), because 5771 is a Hebrew Leap Year that has the 13th month of Adar II added.
This way the Pre-Trib Rapture would be in 2005 (maybe Ascension Day, Iyar 26, June 4) and the Pre-Wrath Rapture would be on Tishri 1, September 9, 2010. In John 4:35, Jesus said, "Say not ye, There are yet four months (Sivan, Tamuz, Av and Elul), and then cometh harvest (on Tishri 1)? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest (ripe barley shows white at harvest). He said this shortly before Pentecost (John 5:1). What comes 10 days before Pentecost? Ascension Day. It looks like the Bride of Christ will be caught up on Ascension Day, and the 144,000 that will be added to the Bride group will be caught up on the Feast of Trumpets in 5771.
1Cor. 15:22,23 says, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order (tagmati, rank): Christ the FIRSTFRUITS; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming." I take this to mean Christ, the FIRSTFRUIT, the FIRSTFRUITS (the Bride group caught up in the 1st Rapture, plus the 144,000 caught up in the 2nd Rapture), and those that belong to Christ at the Second Advent. Rom 11:16 says, "For if THE FIRSTFRUIT (Christ) be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches." Rom 11:25 says, "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that BLINDNESS IN PART IS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL, UNTIL THE FULNESS OF THE GENTILES BE COME IN."
Concerning the first Bride group to be raptured, James 1:18 says, "Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be A KIND OF FIRSTFRUITS of his creatures."
So Leah represents the Bride group raptured at the FIRST TRUMP (I Thess. 4:13-18). Rachel represents the Bride group (the 144,000) raptured at the "LAST TRUMP" (I Cor. 15:51,52).
Rev 14:1-5 tells us about the 144,000 FIRSTFRUITS that will be raptured on the Day of God's Wrath. It says, "I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder (i.e., at the 'last trump'): and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung AS IT WERE A NEW SONG (the Bride group caught up at the Pre-Trib Rapture sang a NEW SONG, Rev. 5:9) before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were REDEEMED FROM THE EARTH. These are they which were not defiled with women; for THEY ARE VIRGINS. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the FIRSTFRUITS unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD."
We have been patiently watching and waiting for 7 years. In Rev 3:10,11, Jesus said, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience (hupomonee, patient continuance, waiting), I also will keep thee from (ek, out of) the hour of temptation (peirasmos, trial, a putting to proof), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly (at the Rapture, Rev. 2:5; 22:20): hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."
In Rev. 7:14,15 the 144,000 "came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. THEREFORE ARE THEY BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD". They were not wearing white robes of righteousness at the time of the first Rapture, but by the time of the second Rapture, they are wearing the necessary white wedding garments.
When Joseph was in Egypt, the first seven years were the good years (i.e., 1998 to 2005). The second set of seven years were the bad years (i.e., 2005 to 2012, less the amount they are shortened). It all fits together.
The other 7 years, when Jacob worked for his share of the animals, fit the 7 years that Israel burns the weapons (Eze. 39:9). Agape
Incoming e-mail, Re: Ascension Day
Saturday, June 4, 2005, approximately 4:PM, Central Standard Time is about midnight, that would be Iyar 27th, in Jerusalem. The Jewish Day changes at about 6:PM, sunset. So it is still Acension Day on our calendar, and the anniversary of the day Noah came out of the Ark. That time also fits the "second watch or third watch", because the second watch and third watch have midnight in common. Why didn't he say first watch or fourth watch?
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.Luke 12:38
> > So it is still Acension Day on our calendar, and the anniversary of the day Noah came out of the Ark.
Actually, the second month of the Civil Calendar was Cheshvan in Noah's day, but I have wondered if it could be a hint that the second month of the Sacred Calendar could be significant. Since it seems that we can extrapolate the Civil Calendar back to Genesis 1, maybe we can extrapolate the Sacred Calendar from Moses back to Genesis 1 also.
I'm glad you pointed out that the two watches flank midnight.
Luke 12:35-46 is very interesting. It says, "Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning (like wise virgins); And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from (ek, from the place of; Thayer) the wedding (i.e., from Heaven); that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant (the foolish virgin) will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (lit., cut him off), and will appoint him his portion (the shortened Tribulation) with the unbelievers."
Mt. 24:51 echoes with, "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion (the shortened Tribulation) with the hypocrites (pretenders): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
In Mt. 22:13,14, the man that has not on a white wedding garment is cast into outer darkness (i.e., outside the Rapture 'door', Rev. 3:8), and "there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN."
Rev. 17:14 says of the wise virgins that were caught up in the first Rapture, "they that ARE with him (i.e., in Heaven) are CALLED, AND CHOSEN, AND FAITHFUL."
II Peter 1:9-11 says, "But he that lacketh these things (refer to his list) is blind (like the Laodiceans), and cannot see afar off (Heaven), and hath forgotten that he was purged from his OLD SINS (i.e., when he accepted Christ). Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." Agape
U.S. weighs plan to make Iraq a federation of six states
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM, 5-17-05
The United States has been quietly mulling the prospect that Iraq would break up into autonomous regions.
The Council on Foreign Relations, which usually reflects State Department thinking, has recommended the restructuring of Iraq into six states under a single national government. The council, in a report entitled "Power-Sharing in Iraq," warned that even with elections an Iraq led by a strong central government might not be democratic....
DO WE ENTER INTO GOD'S REST ON THE SABBATH DAY?
Heb 4:1-11 says, "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For WE WHICH HAVE BELIEVED DO ENTER INTO REST, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into MY REST: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of THE SEVENTH DAY on this wise, And GOD DID REST THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, HE LIMITETH A CERTAIN DAY, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A REST TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD. FOR HE THAT IS ENTERED INTO HIS REST, HE ALSO HATH CEASED FROM HIS OWN WORKS, AS GOD DID FROM HIS. LET US LABOUR THEREFORE TO ENTER INTO THAT REST, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."
Isa 18:4-6 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take MY REST, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. For AFORE THE HARVEST, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
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