Posted by annamatrix on May 25, 2015
My previous postings on the topic…
The Jewish Shavuot
The Messianic Pentecost
Presenting Our Shavuot/Pentecost
because here are some things *I* learned this time:http://www.mpaths.com/2013/05/shavuosreaching-summit.html
“Shovuos is the culmination of fifty days after going out of Egypt. We find that fifty is a number associated with travelling. The letters that surround and divide the two pesukim that speak of the travelling and encamping of the Oron – from the rest of the Torah are nuns. Nun is gematria fifty. Yet, fifty also represents that which is removed from time or spatiality. The Gemoro says the inverted nuns indicate that these pesukim are not in their right place and – ‘in the future’ they we will be placed correctly… It lies, as it were, above the normal cycle of time. It is here that G-d meets us.”
The names of this holiday are: Chag Shavuot – The Feast of Weeks, Z’man Matan Torateinu – The Time of the Giving of Our Torah, Chag HaBikkurim – The Holiday of the First Fruits, Atzeret – The Holiday of “Being Held Back, or Restrained, Close to Hashem, in the Temple, Chag HaKatzir – The Holiday of the Cutting of the Crop , Chag Shavuot – The Feast of Weeks
…Passover is the holiday on which we commemorate our Redemption from Slavery in Egypt. That was our “Physical Redemption.” But physical redemption is not enough. It would have left us “free” people, but with no purpose to our lives. …Shavuot is the purpose of the Exodus from Egypt. Seven weeks had to pass before we were able to shake off the feeling of being subject to taskmasters… this “Atzeret” comes at the conclusion of a process which began on “Pesach,”.
‘Torah teaches us that we are to observe Pesach in commemoration of our redemption from Egypt and that we are to celebrate Succot in order to recall our sojourn in the wilderness, the purpose and objective of Shavuot are not stated in the Torah…
Another oddity in the Torah’s treatment of Shavuot is found in the above passage. The date of every other festival is identified by the Torah as a calendar date. Pesach’s date is the 15th of the first month of the year. Rosh HaShanah’s date is the first day of the seventh month of the year. Shavuot is the only exception to this pattern. It is not assigned a calendar date. Instead, we are instructed to count seven weeks or forty-nine days from the day after the first day of the festival of Pesach. On the fiftieth day Shavuot is to be observed. The deviation from the typical dating standard – assigning each festival to a day of a month – can be explained. The apparent purpose of the Torah’s dating scheme for Shavuot is to stress the relationship between Pesach and Shavuot. Shavuot completes the objective of Pesach. …We count from the day commemorating our redemption to the date of Revelation.
It is customary to recite Ruth on Shavuot … The Megilah provides an account of the conversion of Ruth to Judaism. She travels to the Land of Israel with her mother-in-law Naomi. They live together in poverty, … Eventually, the relationship results in Boaz’s rescue of the family from poverty and his marriage to Ruth.”
((Love this… Ruth was forward, and went to Boaz.
Makes me feel better about my boldness in coming to His feet so brashly…))
At any rate, C’hag Shavuot Sameach!
PS: I love that Aish.com used the top picture…
cuz, ‘As lightning cometh from the east‘… you know me.
Posted by annamatrix on May 22, 2015
Tropical Storm Ana — arriving three weeks before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season — is pushing toward the Carolinas and could make landfall early Sunday, bringing high winds and flooding, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday. Ana was moving toward the U.S. mainland at 5 mph, with a final turn expected to put the center on track for landfall near the South and North Carolina border.
With tropical-storm-force winds stretching 125 miles from the center, Ana (pronounced AHN-nah) was packing 60 mph winds with gusts ranging higher.
The National Hurricane Center said the first tropical storm conditions were likely to rake an area from South Santee River in South Carolina to Cape Lookout, N.C., by Saturday afternoon or evening. The storm surge and tide are expected to push water as much as 2 feet above normal high tide levels as far north as Cape Hatteras N.C. Ana is expected to dump 1 to 3 inches of rain, and up to 5 inches in some areas, over eastern portions of North Carolina and South Carolina through Monday.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The hurricane center said Ana is the earliest subtropical (or tropical) storm to form in the Atlantic basin since Ana of 2003.
aNNa’S NoTe: Apparently Ana’s are noteworthy. So are the numbers. THREE weeks early. And 2003? Seriously? The beginning of the Revelation Timeline? I’m taking note.
April 30 – The Air Force is watching an out-of-control Russian satellite tumbling toward earth that could reenter the atmosphere with some 3,000 pounds of toxic fuel within two weeks. …A private space tracking website shows that Progress’ flight path regularly passes over the northern United States and Canada.
A defense official told the Washington Free Beacon that military commanders are aware of the potential threat posed by spacecraft. However, the official said so far there has been no immediate discussion of plans to shoot the craft down before it enters the atmosphere.
An Air Force Space Command spokesman said the craft is expected to reenter on May 9 at around 1:30 P.M. ET.
Another concern is that some 44 pieces of debris are also moving near the satellite and the upper stage of the rocket body that delivered the craft into orbit. The Air Force said it did not know if the debris is from the rocket body or the vehicle itself.
…Vladimir Solovyev, flight director for the Russian section of the ISS, said the wreckage of the craft would likely burn upon reentry.
…Space analysts said the reentry of fully-fueled craft could pose a danger, if the fuel freezes. Some of the frozen fuel likely would survive the high-speed burn up of the craft as it reenters the atmosphere and potentially land on populated areas.
“The Progress is carrying up to three times the amount of toxic propellants as did USA-193 when it was deemed sufficiently hazardous to require active remediation [in 2008],” said James Oberg, a space affairs analyst. “There could be a ton and a half of toxic chemicals on board, something we don’t like falling at random out of the sky because the cold or frozen fluids greatly enhance the chance of getting the fuel down to the ground.”
aNNa’S NoTe: Interestingly, I can’t find a single article – not ONE – in a search to try to get information on what happened. It’s *gone*. I don’t know. You tell me. Except that I was watching it, because of the numbers and the five falling objects that are up next (Revelation 8). Shall we move on…?
Tepco has admitted that yes, Fukushima is leaking seriously high radiation yet again.
More than likely it should be ‘ is still leaking’. Has it ever really stopped?
300 tons of extremely radioactive water are being produced daily. DAILY!
From Asahi Shimbun:
“Yauemon Sato, the ninth-generation chief of a sake brewery operating here since 1790, likens the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to “caldrons of hell.” In a recent interview with The Asahi Shimbun, Sato said the nuclear disaster “continues to recur every day,” referring to the huge stockpile of radioactive water that keeps growing–and often leaks–more than four years after the core meltdowns.”
You can read the full interview here.
The media keeps the news of the death of oceans quiet just as they speak only in closeted whispers about the effects on the western United States. But Levels in California are 1000 times higher than first expected. Nothing is as expected and things are worse than first believed.
aNNa’S NoTe: According to a friend of mine, the Russians are saying that the satellite did NOT burn up on re-entry, that instead it was destroyed when it crashed into the Pacific ocean. But again, no articles that I can find are available – Russian OR American. And 3,ooo pounds of toxic fuel hitting the toxic cesspool that is the Pacific…? Is anyone putting 2 + 2 together, here…???
Posted by annamatrix on May 11, 2015
The Michigan Earthquake
KALAMAZOO, MI — In terms of magnitude, the 4.2 earthquake that originated in Kalamazoo County was no big deal: It was one of 18 in the world on May 2 with a magnitude of at least 4.0. But the quake here was noteworthy by two other measures: Where it occurred and the number of people who felt it.
An estimated 4.4 million people live in the five-state region that experienced the tremors, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That’s why the Kalamazoo County quake was the only May 2 quake deemed “significant” by the USGS. …The quake’s epicenter was in Scotts, a rural community about 12 miles southeast of downtown Kalamazoo. The tremors were felt in most of the Lower Peninsula, plus parts of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin, plus southern Ontario.
The fact the tremors were felt so far away has to do with the geological characteristics of Michigan, which is part of the Canadian Shield. “It’s very, very old, hard rock and the energy waves travel quickly and easily,” Blakeman said. A 4.2 magnitude quake in, say, California, would not have been felt as far away, he said. …In California, the Earth has been “broken and fractured so many times” that it quickly absorbs the energy released by an earthquake, while the Upper Midwest is more like concrete, Blakeman said.
The May 2 quake was the most powerful in Michigan since a 4.6 quake near Coldwater in 1947.
aNNa’S NoTe: The Earthquake in Michigan happened on 14 Iyyar (based on my 1% new moon count). As I posted a few days ago, 14 Iyyar is important, because it’s the 30th day Omer. So my contention is that He gave a sign in His hand on that auspicious day to show that the time for the trouble of Jerusalem is upon us. And as confirmation? There hasn’t been a quake like this in Michigan since 1947… which is the year Israel was given back to the Jews. Could this be an indicator that Israel is about to be trampled, as foretold in Revelation 11:1-2? I guess we shall see.
Posted by annamatrix on May 7, 2015
Lag B’Omer – An Inward Focus
Improving our own character and personality is within our control. We choose to progress or stagnate, to become angry or stay calm, to give or to hold back. We cannot control other people, but we can influence them by moving inwards. Changing ourselves will change others.
aNNa’S NoTe: I’ve written about Lag B’omer before… it’s HERE, if you want more specifics.
Posted by annamatrix on May 6, 2015
Thirty and Forty II
A long time ago, I posted a blog entry called ‘Thirty and Forty‘. In it I suggested a period of 40 days for preparation of the world, and a period of 30 days (Elul) for the preparation of the Jews before the fall feasts. It was so long ago, I don’t remember jack-squat about it, to be honest. But then this weekend I read this:
Today is Pesach Sheini, the time when those people who were impure or on a distant journey were given a second chance to bring the Pesach sacrifice. Those who were outside the camp and unable to join with the rest of the Jewish people were now brought in.
…It is written in the Zohar: The Jewish people receive illumination from above on the first night of Pesach. This illumination lasts for thirty days. After the thirty days there is an announcement in Heaven. “Whoever has not received the illumination of Pesach can do so now, on the fourteenth of Iyar, for seven days and the Heavens will open up for you. After that they will close again….
Certain I’d written about this before, I looked it up on my sidebar. It’s there… and this teaching is actually from scriptures. You can read about it in the blog ‘The Second Chance‘. 14 Iyyar is the thirtieth day of Pesach. I was just thinking about the 30-day period of Elul, leading up to Rosh Ha’Shana/Creation period (7 days). A time of preparation. And how this seems to be the mirror image of that. Here, we have a 30-day period after Pesach, followed by a 7-Day period of opening.
Interestingly, 14 Iyyar was the day there was an earthquake in His hand (Michigan). So now I can’t help but wonder… maybe if that wasn’t a ‘wake-up’ call on a scripturally specified day for a specific, important purpose.
Just thinking out loud….
Posted by annamatrix on May 3, 2015