P & C 893

Pro and Con 893

Posted 4-18-02

Re: The Magnificent "GLORY"
Astronomy Picture of the Day
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
4-17-02 - Looking out the window of an airplane, you might be lucky enough to see "the glory" in the direction directly opposite the Sun....

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Re: Planetary alignment
5 PLANETS TO ALIGN FOR SKY SHOW
AP - The five brightest planets visible from Earth have lined up in plain sight to form a spectacular celestial array that will not be seen again until 2040.

Through the next four weeks, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn and Venus will appear in the western sky, visible in the evening with the naked eye.

"The five naked-eye planets are converging in one part of the sky and from now until mid-May you can see all five at one glance, which is pretty unusual," said John Mosley, an astronomer at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

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APOD: 2002 April 18 - Planets in the West
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
This could be a sign for us.

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4-18-02 - It could be. These planets are going to give us a show for four weeks, from now till Pentecost. When I looked tonight, Jupiter looked like a shiny Christmas ball hanging below the Moon by a thread. It looked like it caught and reflected the light of the moon. On May 5, Mars, Venus and Saturn will form a neat triangle.

This planetary lineup won't happen again until 2040. May 18 (Sivan 6, Pentecost) will be outstanding.

My reply to a post on 5 Doves site

http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/pasover.htm
Reply to: "Was Jesus crucified on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday?"
To: Michael Scheifler:
My comments are marked *** below.

> > The scriptures tell us that the Messiah died sometime around the 9th hour of the day (9 hours after the sun had risen). The ninth hour would be about our 3pm in the afternoon and He was put in the sepulchre before sunset. Bear in mind that the reason they were in a hurry to bury Jesus was because the Sabbath would begin at sundown.... > > Luke 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. [seventh day Saturday sabbath]... > > Jesus was crucified on Friday afternoon, the preparation day for the Saturday Sabbath.

***The women would have rested on Friday, the Passover, and Saturday, the 7th day Sabbath, which was also the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The day of preparation would have preceded the Passover, therefore, Preparation Day would have been Thursday. They needed to go on the third day after his death, because on the fourth day, the body would begin to decay.

***I don't see how the Crucifixion could possibly have been on Friday. I think it was on Thursday, John 19:14 says, "IT WAS THE PREPARATION OF THE PASSOVER, and about the sixth hour (9 AM, Roman time): and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!" Mark 15:25 uses Jewish time. It says, "it was the third hour (9 AM), and they crucified him."

***The Passover was on Friday. Therefore, the preparation of the Passover was on Thursday. ***John 19:31 says, "The Jews therefore, because IT WAS THE PREPARATION, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on THE SABBATH DAY, (FOR THAT SABBATH DAY WAS AN HIGH DAY,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. To keep people from assuming that he meant Saturday, John mentioned that it was a High Day. Thus we know it was the Friday Passover. The Friday Passover day was a High Sabbath, because it was a major feast day when all the males had to go up to Jerusalem.

> > Mark 9:31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise *the third* day....

> > Luke 24:21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, *to day is the third day* since these things were done....

*** Jesus died on Thursday. The three days "SINCE" were (1) Friday, (2) Saturday and (3) Sunday.

> > Mark 14:12 And the first day of unleavened bread, *when they killed the passover*, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?...
> > The above verses seem to say that the Passover lamb was to be slain on the first day of unleavened bread, or 15 Nisan (but actually refer to 14 Nisan...

***I think it was Thursday, Nisan 13. The word translated "first" is "protos," before. In Mt. 26:17, the KJV says, "Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread." The words "day" and "feast" are not in the original, but have been supplied by the translators. It isn't the Feast of Unleavened Bread, but before the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Which prior day specifically was "WHEN THEY KILLED THE PASSOVER." No leavened bread was eaten on Passover, as well as on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, so the Jews searched the house for leaven and threw it out on the Preparation of the Passover. That is the prior day "WHEN THEY KILLED THE PASSOVER."

***At the temple, they killed the lambs between 3 and 5 PM on Nisan 13, the Preparation of the Passover, when food was prepared for the Passover. Jesus died at 3 PM. The lambs were to be killed between the evenings, between 3 and 5 PM (Josephus, Wars VI. IX. 3). They were to be roasted and eaten after the Passover began at 6 PM--actually between 6 PM and midnight as Nisan 14 began. The only midnight that belongs to Nisan 14 is 6 hours after the 14th begins at sunset or 6 PM. They could not have killed the lambs in the afternoon of the 14th, because the following midnight would be that of the 15th. The 14th is Passover. Lev. 23:5 says, "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even (6 PM) is the LORD'S passover."

***Ex. 12:6 (Darby) says, "ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; and the whole congregation of the assembly of Israel shall kill it BETWEEN THE TWO EVENINGS" (i.e., between 3 and 5 PM on the Preparation of the Passover). The LITV says, "it shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month. And all the assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it BETWEEN THE EVENINGS." The YLT says, "it hath become a charge to you, until the fourteenth day of this month, and the whole assembly of the company of Israel have slaughtered it BETWEEN THE EVENINGS."
> > the following verse refers to the Passover meal as occurring on 15 Nisan, the evening after the crucifixion, also 15 Nisan:

> > John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

> > This confusion can be cleared up by looking in Exodus and Leviticus...
Exo 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening [afternoon of the 14th].
...Exo 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night [early hours of the 15th], roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it....

***They were not to eat it on the 15th, but on the 14th. Ex 12:10,18 says, "ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire....In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even , ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

***At even is when the 21st day began. Therefore the 7 days of Unleavened Bread are (1) Nisan 14, (2) Nisan 15, (3) Nisan 16, (4) Nisan 17, (5) Nisan 18, (6) Nisan 19 and (7) Nisan 20.

***Like many others, it looks like you skipped a day in your thinking. Don't feel bad, that isn't hard to do, because we tend to think in terms of our days that start at midnight. Even then, we say Thursday night for the whole period of darkness, even though it is actually Friday morning after midnight.

***Jewish days start 6 hours earlier, at even. Therefore the 12 hours of night precede the 12 hours of day. Instead of Nisan 14's midnight passing over, you have set it at Nisan 15's midnight. Nisan 14 has 24 hours, 12 of the night, then 12 of the day. The first watch of the night between 6 PM and 9 PM. The second watch was between 9 PM and midnight. The third watch was between midnight and 3 AM. The fourth watch was between 3 AM and 6 AM. Following that were 12 hours of the day, 6 AM to 6 PM, filling up the 24 hours that belong to Nisan 14. The only midnight belonging to Nisan 14 is 6 hours into the 14th.

> > Lev 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord's passover.
> > Lev 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

> > Clearly the Passover lamb was to be slain on the afternoon of the 14th of Nisan and eaten in the night of the 15th of Nisan. Yet, according to Exodus 12:18, unleavened bread was also to be eaten beginning on the 14th of Nisan, known as the Lord's passover, which is the day before the Festival of Unleavened Bread (this is the reason for some confusion).

***They were to kill the passover lamb between the two evenings, which to the Israelites meant after 3 PM on Nisan 13 and before 6 PM. Some references list 3-5 PM. Strong's in "e-sword" says of Ex. 12:6, "kill7819 it in996 the evening6153.(in...: Heb. between the two evenings)."

***Ex. 12:6 (LITV) says, "it shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month. And all the assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it BETWEEN THE EVENINGS."

***Ex. 12:6 (Darby) says, "ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; and the whole congregation of the assembly of Israel shall kill it BETWEEN THE TWO EVENINGS."

***Ex. 12:6 (YLT) says, "it hath become a charge to you, until the fourteenth day of this month, and the whole assembly of the company of Israel have slaughtered it BETWEEN THE EVENINGS"

***Ex. 12:6-13 (Rotherham) says, "So shall it be yours, to keep, until the fourteenth day of this month,—then shall all the convocation of the assembly of Israel slay it BETWEEN THE TWO EVENINGS (after 3 PM on Nisan 13 and before 6 PM, when Nisan 14 started). And they shall take of the blood, and put upon the two door-posts and upon the upper-beam,—upon the houses wherein they are to eat it. Then shall they eat the flesh, in the SAME NIGHT (Nisan 14),—roast with fire, and with unleavened cakes, with bitter herbs, shall they eat it. Do not eat of it underdone, nor cooked by boiling in water,—but roast with fire, its head with it, legs, and with its inward parts. And ye shall let nothing thereof remain until MORNING (of Nisan 14),—but that which is left remaining until morning, in the fire shall ye consume. And, thus, shall ye eat it,—your loins, girded, your sandals, on your feet, and, your staff, in your hand,—so shall ye eat it in haste IT IS YAHWEH'S, PASSING OVER (Nisan 14, Passover). I will pass along, therefore, throughout the land of Egypt THIS NIGHT (about midnight, Nisan 14, Passover night), and will smite every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from man even to beast,—and against all the gods of Egypt, will I execute judgments."Then shall the blood serve you for a sign, on the houses wherein ye are, then will I behold the blood, and will pass over you,—and there shall be among you no plague to destroy, when I smite the laud of Egypt."

***If the blood hadn't been on the doors at about midnight of the 14th, the firstborn of Israel would have died in "this night." Instead, the firstborn of Israel were passed over. Therefore, the 14th is the Passover. Lev. 23:5 (KJV) says, "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover."

***The14th is Passover. The 15th is the Feast of Unleavened Bread. They were to eat unleavened bread 7 days, (1) 15th, (2) 16th, (3) 17th, (4) 18th, (5) 19th, and (6) 20th. Woops! that's only 6 days. What happened?

***Ex. 12:15,16 (KJV) says, "Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first (rishown, former, before, prior, previous) day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first (rishown, former, before, prior, previous) day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. And in the first (rishown, former, before, prior) day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you."

***Ex. 12:15-17 (Stone) says, "This day (Nisan 14) shall become a remembrance for you and you shall celebrate it as a festival for HASHEM; for your generations, as an eternal decree shall you celebrate it. For a seven-day period shall you eat matzos, but on THE PREVIOUS DAY (Passover) you shall nullify the leaven from your homes; for anyone who eats leavened food -- that soul shall be cut off from Israel, from the first (rishown, former, before, prior, previous) day to the seventh day. On the first (rishown, former, before, prior, previous) day shall be a holy convocation and on the seventh day shall be a holy convocation for you, no work may be done on them except for what must be eaten for any person -- only that may be done for you. You shall safeguard the matzos, for on this very day I will have taken your legions out of the land of Egypt; you shall observe this day for your generations as an eternal decree. In the first [month], ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY of the month in the evening (when the 14th begins shall you eat matzos, until the twenty-first day of the month in the evening (beginning of the 21st)." Therefore, the 21st is not included in the 7 days. The "previous day," the 14th, Passover, is the first day of unleavened bread. The 7 days of unleavened bread are the (1) 14th, (2) 15th, (3) 16th, (4) 17th, (5) 18th, (6) 19th, and (7) 20th.

> > So this was the time the Lord's supper took place - on what we would call Thursday night, which was the 14th of Nisan, which consisted of bread and grape juice, but no roast lamb. Later that very same day the Passover lamb was to be slain in the evening. Evening means the closing hours of the day or late afternoon, just before sunset, but not after sunset. This is clear because the killing of the Passover lamb was symbolic for the death of Jesus on the cross, which as we have seen, happened at 3pm in the afternoon of 14 Nisan.

***I think the Lord's Supper took place Wednesday night, because Jesus was dead on Thursday night.

> > That the Passover lamb was to be slain in the afternoon of the 14th can be confirmed elsewhere in Exodus. Note when the daily sacrifice of lambs was to take place:

> > Exo 29:39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:

> > Here it is plain that the daily sacrifices included two lambs, the first in the morning, and the second in the "evening", meaning the afternoon before sunset. So when Exodus 12:6 says the Passover lamb was to be slain in the evening, it means the afternoon of the 14th.

***If the afternoon of the 14th was meant, the following midnight would have been that of the 15th. The blood needed to be on the door on the 14th, so that the following midnight of the 14th, the death of the firstborn would not slay the Israelites. The lambs were killed at about the time that Jesus was crucified and at about the time that Jesus died.

> > Mat 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

***These are Thursday day, Friday night then day, Saturday night then day, and Sunday night.

> > The Jewish historian Josephus confirms that the Passover lambs were slain from the ninth hour to the eleventh hour, that being from 3pm to 5pm. ( Wars of the Jews, Book VI, Chapter IX, Section 3.) Therefore, the two events, the time for the killing of the Passover lamb and the death of Jesus, coincided precisely on that Friday afternoon the 14th of Nisan, the Lord's Passover, at 3pm....

***I think it was Thursday afternoon, Nisan 13. The passover lambs were eaten between 6 PM and midnight on the 14th.

> > Clearly the Passover slaying of Egypt's firstborn occurred at midnight on the 15th of Nisan. So the reference in John 18:28 to the Passover meal being observed on the day after the crucifixion is speaking of the meal in which the Passover lamb would be eaten, which would occur at the early hours of 15 Nisan, the Paschal lamb symbolic of Jesus having been slain a few hours earlier on the afternoon of the 14th. As a result, Matthew 26:17, Mark 14:12, and Luke 22:1, 7-8 all are actually referring to the 14th of Nisan (in a general sense) calling it the first day of unleavened bread.

***Mark 14:2 says, "But they said, NOT on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people." Therefore the crucifixion was NOT on the Feast of Passover (Friday), or on the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Saturday), or on the Feast of Firstfruits (Sunday). Verse 12 says, "the first (protos, before, prior, previous) day of unleavened bread (Nisan 13), when they killed the passover (between 3 and 5 PM on Nisan 13), his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?" They ate the Last Supper after Nisan 13 began at even, 6 PM.

> > Luke 22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. Luke 22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
> > Preparation for the Passover - Mat 26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13.

In 30 AD, Wednesday, Nisan 12, was when they performed the Bediqath Hametz, the search for leaven, this making the 8th day of unleavened bread mentioned by Josephus. The 8 days were (1) Nisan 13 (preparation of the passover, "when the passover must be killed"), (2) Nisan 14, (3) Nisan 15, (4) Nisan 16, (5) Nisan 17, (6) Nisan 18, (7) Nisan 19 and (8) Nisan 20.

> > it was a "high" Seventh day (Saturday) Sabbath because it was ALSO the 15th of Nisan/Abib, a feast day Sabbath ...

***The high sabbath was Nisan 14, the Passover.

> > Those who advocate a Thursday crucifixion propose that there were back-to-back Sabbaths the year of the crucifixion, as shown above. This is based on an interpretation of the word "Sabbath" in the crucifixion narratives in its plural sense, which it is proposed, indicates that there were two separate and consecutive Sabbath days observed, rather than a single "high" Sabbath day. This proposed chronology has several problems:

> > Firstfruits does not occur on 16 Nisan.

***I think it does. Friday is Passover (Nisan 14), Saturday is Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15), Sunday is Firstfruits (Nisan 16).

> > The day following the crucifixion is not a seventh-day Sabbath, but it must be, as established in Anchor Point #2 above.

> > "Anchor point #2: The seventh-day Sabbath was the day after the crucifixion, because the women rested that Sabbath day (Saturday) according to the fourth commandment of God. Therefore, the crucifixion had to have occurred on a Friday."

The Crucifixion on Thursday (Nisan 13), the Preparation of the Passover, was followed by Friday, Nisan 14, Passover; Saturday, Nisan 15, Unleavened Bread; and Sunday, Nisan 16, Firstfruits. Both feasts, Passover and Unleavened Bread, are on consecutive days. They would have rested both days, until the Saturday Sabbath was over.

> > Scripture makes no direct mention of two consecutive Sabbath days in any of the Gospel narratives.

***Mt. 28:1 (LITV) says, "But late in the THE FIRST OF THE SABBATHS, Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary came to gaze upon the grave."
Mt. 28:1 (YLT) says, "And on the eve of the THE FIRST OF THE SABBATHS, came Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre

By Jewish reckoning (any part of a day is counted as a full day), the Thursday crucifixion theory places the resurrection on the fourth day, not on the third day. The Jewish priesthood, at the beginning of the month, would deliberately delay the declaration of the new moon by one day in order to prevent the inconvenience of back-to-back sabbaths. They still do this to this day.

******Nisan 15 and 16 follow Nisan 14, no matter when the month starts.

> > FRIDAY CRUCIFIXION - TYPE MATCHES ANTITYPE Friday

> > NIGHT DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT DAY

We have to start with DAY. Mt. 12:40 says, "so shall the Son of man be three DAYS and three nights in the heart of the earth." The 1st day is Thursday. It has to end with night--Saturday night.

> > The only chronology that can be reconciled with scripture on all points is the Friday crucifixion and Sunday resurrection.

***I think Thursday was Crucifixion Day. It can be reconciled with all the scriptures. Crucifixion Day was the Preparation Day when the lambs were killed. The Passover was Friday, the Feast of Unleavened Bread Saturday, and the Feast of Firstfruits on Sunday. These feasts have to be consecutive, without a day between any of them, because the 7 days of unleavened bread were (1) Nisan 14, (2) Nisan 15, (3) Nisan 16, (4) Nisan 17, (5) Nisan 18, (6) Nisan 19 and (7) Nisan 20. Ex. 12:18 (Stone) says, "In the first [month], on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening (beginning of the 14th) shall you eat matzos, until the twenty-first day of the month in the evening" (beginning of the 21st). Agape

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Now, just maybe a split-apart planet will make more sense.
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New Count Doubles The Number Of Rock In Asteroid Belt
By Meera Louis - Nature News Service
http://www.rense.com/general24/hhh.htm

4-16-02 Edward Tedesco of US research company TerraSystems Inc.and Francois-Xavier Désert of the Astrophysical Laboratory in Grenoble, France, found that there are between 1.1 million and 1.9 million asteroids swarming round the 'main asteroid belt'1....

If stray asteroids do end up on a collision path with Earth they could be deflected by changing the amount of sunlight they reflect, a second study has suggested3. When an unevenly heated body re-radiates heat, it alters the momentum of an object - this is called the Yarkovsky effect. This could be used to deflect an asteroid slightly in its orbit, according to Joseph Spitale, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona.

But executing this deflection might be easier said than done. Spitale suggests coating the asteroid with a blanket of dirt 1 centimetre deep to change its surface heat conductivity, or using a small amount of explosive to modify the surface. "Their precise implementation is open to debate," he says...

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this Yarkovsky effect could also alter the orbit of an asteroid to bring it to us....
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Five planets line up in rare celestial array By ANDREW BRIDGES AP Science Writer
http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/2220437p-2614222c.html4-17-02 LOS ANGELES (AP) - The five brightest planets visible from Earth have lined up in plain sight to form a spectacular celestial array that won't be seen again until 2040.

Through the next four weeks, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn and Venus will appear tightly clustered in the western sky, forming a knot of planets that can be viewed in the evening despite the glow of light-soaked cities.

"The five naked-eye planets are converging in one part of the sky and from now until mid-May you can see all five at one glance, which is pretty unusual," said John Mosley, an astronomer at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

Each evening, the alignment will assume different shapes, as the five planets continue on the orbital paths that take them around the sun. The planets orbit in the same plane, like grooves in a phonograph record, only at different distances.

Each planet also varies in the amount of time it takes to orbit the sun: Mercury zips around once every 88 days; Saturn takes more than 29 years; other three fall in between. At times the planets appear to cluster together.

Similar bunchings occur every 20 years or so, although they are not always visible. The last they were this visible was in 1940. In May 2000, the five planets formed a tighter bunch, but were so close to the sun that they were washed out by its glare.

In 2004, they will appear together again in the night sky, but will be spread over a much wider area, said J. Kelly Beatty, executive editor of Sky & Telescope magazine. They won't be as easy to spy at a single glance again until 2040....

The planets already are appearing together nightly, although they will be at their closest on May 14, when Jupiter will be high and bright in the sky. Below it, Venus will be paired with the crescent moon. Mars will lie below it, and Saturn below it. Farther down and to the right, Mercury will hug the horizon.

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Re: Rev 16:12
I have just read that the Euphrates River can now be dried up so it can be crossed over because of the Dams that have been built where does this put us in Prophecy? How does Rev. 16: 12 fit in or how does this event fit with this scripture now?

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Rev 16:12,16 says, "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared....And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."

The 7 vials are to fill up the wrath of God. None of those things have happened yet. The gathering of the kings of the east is for the battle of Armageddon. It is Satan's last ditch stand, Satan's forces against Christ's forces. Therefore, it cannot take place until after Christ returns. Agape

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From: Mark Copfer, 4-12-02
Re: Another Prophecy About To Be Fulfilled !!!

The below prophecy is as stated in Isaiah 24:1

"Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, AND TURNETH IT UPSIDE DOWN, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."

Earth's magnetic poles are about to do a flip

Researchers in the British science journal Nature say the Earth is beginning a magnetic reversal.

Compasses will point south within a few thousand years, a mere heartbeat in geological time. This is because the complex flow of molten iron deep within the Earth, which maintains the planet's polarity, is reversing.

Deep below the Earth's crust around the southern tip of Africa, Danish and French scientists noticed strange changes in the flow of the planet's liquid outer core.

They had been studying maps of the Earth's magnetic field, which they drew with data from two satellites: the U.S. Magsat, which flew in the 1970s, and the Danish Oersted, which remains in orbit. The satellites' sensitive magnetic readers are useful to geophysicists since the magnetic field above the Earth's surface mirrors the flow of liquid iron below.

By comparing how the readings changed, the researchers noticed reversals in certain vertical features of the flow. The general westward rotation was still in place, but iron that was supposed to be flowing down toward the centre was flowing up, and vice versa.

These "magnetic flux reversals" are characteristic of the beginning of a total reversal of the planet's poles...but it still takes a few thousand years, said David Dunlop, a geophysicist at the University of Toronto....

As the poles switch, the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field will decrease to around one-tenth its current strength, and it will remain this way for around 3,000 years, Dr. Dunlop said. Then, the complex flow patterns will reinforce each other until they once again form the planetary version of an electric dynamo. As this happens, the magnetic field will gradually power up to full strength -- completely reversed.

Peter Olson, a geophysicist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore...said the strength of the Earth's magnetic poles have been getting steadily weaker over the past 150 years. At its current rate, it will vanish early in the next millennium.

The new research explains nearly all of this decrease, he said....

The history of the Earth's polarity is a long series of minor fluctuations over millions of years, punctuated by total reversals that take place over just a few millennia.

The patterns they leave behind have been used by scientists to study such astoundingly slow processes as continental drift. In one recent study, researchers calculated how fast two tectonic plates were drifting apart by counting the strips of oppositely-polarized rock on the ocean floor, which were formed as molten rock cooled there and was magnetized according to the polarity of the day....

My reply

Thanks much for the interesting article. I have been trying to understand the frequent magnetic flips recorded in the world's oceans.

> > Isaiah 24:1 "Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, AND TURNETH IT UPSIDE DOWN, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."
> > Earth's magnetic poles are about to do a flip

Magnetic poles do flip at times, not only on Earth, but on the Sun. It has just flipped, as it does at solar maximum, about every 11 years. On Earth, the seafloor magnetic charts that have been made are astonishing.

Isa. 24:1's turning the Earth upside down sure seems like it could cause a magnetic flip. A huge cataclysm will destroy civilization as we know it. It seems likely that the molten core circulation would be disturbed.

Isa. 22:16-19 helps us understand what will happen on the first day of the millennial Day of the Lord. It says, "What hast thou here? (Babylon) and whom hast thou here (the Satan-possessed False Prophet), that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he (Satan) that heweth him out a sepulchre on high (in the heavenlies), and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock (an asteroid)? Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. He will surely VIOLENTLY TURN AND TOSS THEE (THE ASTEROID, REV. 8:10) LIKE A BALL INTO A LARGE COUNTRY (IRAQ): there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house. And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down."

Isa. 24:3-6 says, "The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore HATH THE CURSE (THE ASTEROID, PROBABLY A BINARY, Zech. 5:10-4; Rev. 8:8,10) DEVOURED THE EARTH, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and FEW MEN LEFT." This is talking about the Day of God's Wrath. When the curse impacts Earth, this globe will turn upside down. Agape

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