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Posted 10-10-06

Giant comet may collide with Earth late October

Pravda - According to the Russian astronomer Nikolai Fedorovsky, a giant comet flying at top speed is bound for Earth. Should the comet stay on the collision course, it may hit the planet in late October. The impact will cause devastating tsunamis, earthquakes and avalanches, says Fedorovsky. He saw the killer comet in a telescope two weeks ago....

As for the “Fedorovsky asteroid,” all the above scientists believe the report is either a mistake or exaggeration. “We’ll surely see more reports like that in the future. But we shouldn’t fly into a panic each time we see another doomsday being announced in the press. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that the thing will fail to hit our planet,” says Igor Gerasimov.

Comet Swan is never expected to return. Could this one-time visit be a sign?

You can see the best picture of Comet Swan at the Astronomy Picture of the Day

Oct. 4, 2006: Comet SWAN Brightens

...just last week, Comet SWAN showed a bright blue-green coma and an impressive tail. Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) was discovered in June in public images from the Solar Wind Anisotropies (SWAN) instrument of NASA and ESA's Sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft.

Giant Crystal-Filled Cave Discovered in California

September 26, 2006—Four amateur explorers have discovered a giant, crystal-filled cave in California's Sequoia National Park that scientists are hailing as a major find.

new cave

Only a small portion of the cavern has been explored so far. But researchers say they have already found several large chambers with a variety of formations, including thin curtains of minerals several feet tall, slender "soda straws" up to six feet (two meters) long, and sheets of glimmering crystals on the cave's floors and walls.

My comments

We once hiked down to a different cave in Sequoia, the Crystal Cave. A fire broke out in the park and we had to leave that time, but we got to see it on another camping trip. The formations are amazing.

New Saturn Ring Found

September 21, 2006—Saturn really is the "lord of the rings."

A new ring, marked here by a cross, has been found around the planet, adding to an already spectacular—and crowded—ring system full of reflective chunks of ice. (Related photo: New View of Saturn's Blues [February 2005].)

NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted the faint ring on September 17 when the sun passed behind Saturn, providing a bright backlight for the planet's ring system. Known as a solar occultation, the event was unusual because it lasted 12 hours instead of the usual one....

Ginko, Lapidot discover oil at Dead Sea drilling site

At drilling site north of Dead Sea, oil struck at depth of 1,800 meters. According to estimates, there are about 6.5 million barrels of crude oil, worth about USD 300 million
By Golan Hazani, 9-19-06

Oil spurted Monday at a depth of about 1,800 meters during drilling near the Dead Sea. The drilling was planned only to reach 2,000 meters. Drilling partners, Ginko Oil Exploration and Lapidot (20 percent) are expected to carry out a series of tests in the coming days in order to estimate the quantity of oil found in the drilling, and its value.

It should be noted that crude oil, about 120,000 barrels, has already been extracted from this same drilling site in 1995.

Russian Security Services Study Turin Shroud, Say Christ Was Crucified

13.09.2006 - Experts from the Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB have studied the shroud of Turin and found proof of it being indeed an image of a crucified man with wounds that Jesus Christ could have.

Criminologists of the Federal Security Service subjected the shroud, believed to be Christ’s grave clothes, to a number of experiments.

The THIRD TEMPLE Entrance in Alignment with the East Gate

"All the walls which were there were high, except the wall in the east, so that the priest who burned the heifer, standing on the top of the Mount of Olives, and directing himself to look, saw through the gateway of the sanctuary, at the time when he sprinkled the blood." [Mishnah, Middot 2:4]...

"The Gate found underneath the present day Golden Gate is the ancient Shushan Gate noted in the Mishnah. [Mishnah, Middot 1, 3] This Gate was also called the East Gate. [Nechemyah (Nehemiah) 3:29; Yechetzqyah (Ezekiel) 43:1, 2, 4] Going out this East or Shushan Gate to the east was a causeway supported by arches that ran across the Kidron Valley, and was known as the Causeway of the Heifer, since the High Priest used this path to reach the Mount of Olives where the ritual burning of the Red Heifer took place, to purify the pilgrims with its ashes. [Parah 111, 6; Shekalim 4, 2]...

"The Temple Mount area was rebuilt primarily to accomodate the large amount of people coming for the Holy days as commanded in the Law, [i.e. the three traveling feasts: Pasach (Passover), Succot (Tabernacles) and Shabaut (Weeks) and the other Holy days: Deuteronomy 16:16; Leviticus 23]. Only by adding this southern extension to the Temple Mount and building a huge entryway and exit on the south could the considerable number of worshipers be accommodated. This southern area of Herod's extension of the Temple Mount became the main public area, and hence it is written concerning the area outside of the northern 500 by 500 cubit (soreg) area "it was largest on the south; next largest on the east; then on the north; smallest on the west." [Mishnah, Middot 2:1; See also: Encyclopaedia Judaica CD, "Temple, Second Temple, Structure, The Temple Square"] "From the Mishna we also know that 'the two Hulda Gates in the south that served for coming in and going out' were the main gates to the Temple Mount. ...The two gates in the southern wall are about 70 meters apart and served the pattern established for entry and exit: 'Whoever it was that entered the Temple Mount came in on the right and went around and came out on the left...'" [In The Shadow Of The Temple, The discovery of Ancient Jerusalem, "The Gates of the Temple Mount", p. 135-136] The entry and exit gates were built on the far south because only this southern area (the largest area on the Mount) could withstand the many thousands who came to the Temple for "The place where there was most measurement there was also most service." [Mishnah, Middot 2:1]...
Temple of Jerusalem

"The inside of the house proper was paneled with cedar, floored with cypress, and inlaid with gold throughout."

Another source said fir. Cypress makes more sense to me.

"The ark, the mercy-seat lid of which had its own guardian cherubim (Exodus 25:18-20), was Yahweh's “footstool.” Beneath these awesome cherubim, God was invisibly enthroned."

Incoming e-mail, Re:The

That is a relief and good news that you have been spared to be present still when the trumpet sounds which is now very close.

I hope you get your computer fixed soon. “All things happen for the best to them that serve the Lord”

I’m sending you a little story that only a believer will appreciate about a table cloth. It will illustrate the point and give you a lift.

Many children of the Lord seem to be suffering particularly badly at the moment. Satan is doing his best to hinder and defeat us.

Keep the pecker up. In my suffering the Lord has taught me a fantastic awareness of agape love which has really lifted me up.

Your blessing will come too. Lotsaluv

The Tablecloth

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc., and on December 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished.

On December 19 a terrible tempest - a driving rainstorm hit the area and lasted for two days.

On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.

The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home.

On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover up the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus.. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later.

She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet.. "Pastor," she asked, "where did you get that tablecloth?" The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials, EBG were crocheted into it there. They were.

These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria ..

The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten the Tablecloth. The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria .. When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. He was captured, sent to prison and never saw her husband or her home again.

The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home, that was the least he could do.. She lived on the other side of Staten Islandand was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return. One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn't leaving.

The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike.

He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison.. He never saw his wife or his home again all the 35 years in between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.

He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman ' s apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

True Story - submitted by Pastor Rob Reid Who says God does not work in mysterious ways..

I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today, to guide you and protect you as you go along your way. His love is always with you, His promises are true, and when we give Him all our cares you know He will see us through.

So when the road you're traveling on seems difficult at best. Just remember I'm here praying and God will do the rest. Pass this on to those you want God to bless.

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this.

Father, God, bless all my friends and family in what ever it is that You know they may be needing this day! May their lives be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

My reply

Thanks much.

Note: The Lord sure blessed me the other day. After losing my web-site files again, my niece and her son copied the ones I didn't have to a CD and sent them to me. They even made a backup copy.

Today, I was blessed again. Someone was very nice and brought me a 19" monitor. I downloaded a driver for it and got it adjusted so I can read everything in a larger font on a pale gray background instead of blinding white, even in my HTML editor. That's such a blessing for these cataract-clouded eyes.

This is an interesting article on The Red Heifer

The Ceremony

The Bridge
On account of the principle already familiar to us that impurity from below rises up, a special bridge was erected which led out from the eastern gate of the Holy Temple, and connected with the "Mount of Annointment" - that is the spot on the Mount of Olives, DIRECTLY FACING THE GATE AND ALIGNED WITH THE ENTRANCE TO THE SANCTUARY, where the purificatory process was conducted. (emphasis mine)

My comment

According to something I read, the actual gate may have been found by the Wakf now in charge of the Temple Mount and covered up. Please let me know if you run across anything about this.

Mount of Olives

Shortly before the destruction of the First Temple, the Shechina (Divine Presence) "left" the Temple itself and hovered over the Mount of Olives for 3 1/2 years waiting for the People of Israel to repent, before ascending to the heavens. Ezekiel 11:23, Eicha Raba Petichta 23

Incoming e-mail, Re: "Could it be this Tabernacles the RAPTURE happens???"

Keith Dickerson (2 Oct 2006)

I believe there might be so few that go at the time of the RAPTURE those who have been left behind won’t even have notice that the RAPTURE has happen. What they will notice is the hell that will happen at the same time of the RAPTURE. You might say that you don’t believe in a two RAPTURE belief-if you are left behind to go through the tribulation you will hope there is a second RAPTURE. There will be a second RAPTURE for the tribulation saints, and hopefully for those left behind Christians.

My comments

Psa. 40:1-3 shows that people will see the Rapture taking place, fear and trust in the Lord.

Psa. 40:1-3 says, "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. HE BROUGHT ME UP (at the Rapture) also out of an horrible pit (as when Jeremiah was brought up out of the miry pit), out of the miry clay (i.e., out of our bodies of clay), and set my feet upon a rock (Heaven, i.e., Saturn), and established my goings (the Rapture). And he hath put A NEW SONG in my mouth, even praise unto our God: MANY SHALL SEE IT, AND FEAR, AND SHALL TRUST IN THE LORD."

Rev. 5:8-10 says of the "saints. And they sung A NEW SONG, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."

From the Five Doves site

...Revelation 17
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast....

We have 7 Heads which were/are kingdoms. 5 of which had already passed at the time of the writing of Revelation. 1 currently was and the final one will be for a short period of time. It says the eighth was, is and will be (that is the Spirit of AntiChrist behind all of the kingdoms).

The Kingdoms were/are world EMPIRES at their time that tried to kill off the Children of Israel is one way or another.

The five fallen were:
Egypt - Pharoah tried killing off the children of Israel by declaring all infant males be killed
Assyria - Sennecharab tried to remove Israel's Identity (he only succeded in remove 10 of the 12 tribes)
Babylon - King Nebbie had decreed that ALL his subjects worship the Image of Gold he created or face death
Medio-Persia - This is the story of Esther (I cannot wait to see the movie - A Night with the King!)
Greece - This was the Maccabean Revolt that lead to the creation of Hannukah

The one that was Current: ROME...

My comments

ALL SEVEN world empires in Rev. 17 have the Mystery Religion of Babylon riding on them. Therefore, the first empire was Nimrod's at the Tower of Babel, where the Mystery religion of Babylon was set up.

Nimrod's wife and son, Semiramis and Tammuz, were worshiped as Madonna and child. Nimrod and Tammuz, father and son, were worshipped as Sun gods, and had the title of Pontifex Maximus, as every leader of the seven world empires is called. Semiramis said that Tammuz was killed by a wild boar and was resurrected. He took the place of his father after Nimrod died. That was the beginning of Satan's counterfeit religion. Nimrod was worshipped as the invisible Sun god, the father. Semiramis was worshipped as the mother. Satan set up Tammuz as a counterfeit Christ, and many swallowed the hook. It was taught in slow stages so the people would be hooked before they caught on that the god they were worshipping in the Mysteries was actually Lucifer/Satan.

In Rev 17:3 and 5, John said, "So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness (desert, i.e., Babylon, Iraq): and I saw a woman (symbol of false religion) sit upon a scarlet coloured beast (the great red dragon), full of names of blasphemy (all heads have the name of blasphemy, Pontifex Maximus), having seven heads and ten horns...And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

Rev. 17:12 and 14 show that the setting of Rev. 17 is the Pre-Trib Rapture, when the 10 kings "have received no kingdom as yet." Verse 14 says, "These shall (i.e., after the Rapture) make war with the Lamb (Jesus), and the Lamb shall overcome them (at the end of the Tribulation): for HE IS LORD OF LORDS, AND KING OF KINGS: and they that ARE (present tense) WITH HIM (the Bride of Christ, symbolized by the wise virgins, are with Jesus at the Rapture) are called, and chosen, and faithful."

Rev. 17:9-11 means that at the time of the Rapture, "The seven heads are seven mountains (symbol of world empires), on which the woman (Mystery Religion of Babylon) sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen (rulers of the Tower of Babel, Babylon II, Media-Persia, Greece and Rome, and one IS (the beast of Rev. 13:1-10 is in power), and the other (the False Prophet, beast of Rev. 13:11-18) is not yet come; and when he cometh (Mid-Trib), he must continue a short space (the Great Tribulation, last half of the Tribulation). And the beast (i.e., Satan) that was (in Judas Iscariot, the first son of perdition), and is not (i.e., he is not in man at the time of the Rapture), even he (Satan) is the eighth (i.e., the tail of the dragon will be in the False Prophet), and is of the seven (i.e., Satan influences them), and goeth into perdition" (Satan actually enters into the last son of perdition, the False Prophet, as he did Judas Iscariot, the first son of perdition).

From the Five Doves site

Ted Porter (5 Oct 2006)
"November 8, 2006 Rapture Watch, South Dakota Rapture Quarter, 11/11/2006 possible start of Tribulation"

...What about Today’s Israel? The watershed date for Israel was taken as June 7, 1967 when God gave the Temple Mount to Israel and Israel refused to possess it. Counting 40 prophetic years from this date, (instead of 39), including this date, (6/7/67 + (360*40) - 1), brings us to November 8, 2006. This could well mark the Rapture with the beginning of Jacob’s troubles, the tribulation, beginning also this day, or after 3 days.

From Five Doves site, Kelly Herman (5 Oct 2006)

'Monster' fossil find in Arctic

By Paul Rincon

10-5-06 - Norwegian scientists have discovered a "treasure trove" of fossils belonging to giant sea reptiles that roamed the seas at the time of the dinosaurs.

The 150 million-year-old fossils were uncovered on the Arctic island chain of Svalbard - about halfway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole.

The finds belong to two groups of extinct marine reptiles - the plesiosaurs and the ichthyosaurs.

Who Built the Great Pyramids of Egypt?

by J. R. Church

"...In fact, when the Great Pyramid was first opened by Baghdad’s Caliph Al Mamoun, in A.D. 820, he found SEA SALT encrusted on the walls and floors of the chambers — in some places as much as AN INCH THICK. Furthermore, he saw several levels of WATER MARKS around the outside of the casing stones, AS HIGH AS HALFWAY UP THE SIDES — about 250 feet above the ground — indicating that Egypt was once inundated with a vast quantity of water sometime after the Great Pyramid was built...." (emphasis mine)

My comment

The sea salt shows that the Great Pyramid was built before Noah's Flood. That backs up Josephus. He indicated that Adam and Seth built it. He said, "...upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire (i.e., on the day of God's wrath), and at another time by the violence and quantity of water, they made two pillars; the one of brick, the other of stone: they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, the PILLAR OF STONE might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad (Egypt) to this day."

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