————— March 26, 2015 —————

Malachi 3: 23-24

Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome Day of Hashem. And he will turn back [to G-d] the hearts of fathers with [their] sons and the hearts of sons with their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with utter destruction.

————— March 25, 2015 —————

Sons… Revisited

(Part I: Pesach, according to young men’s visions…)

This would be my third post on the topic, but in case you’re new…

There are several young Jewish boys in Israel who are autistic who give prophecies about the future.  Most of the time, they just say vague things, like ‘repent’, ‘turn back to Yehovah’, ‘live your life as a life of devotion to the Lord your G-d’ (R’whatever).  Not really all that earth-shattering.

But in September of 2014 (at the start of the Hebrew year 5775), one of the boys – Moishela – gave a timeline of events that would take place in the coming year.  I posted his entire prophecy here.  Then a few weeks ago (at Purim time), I posted that I was re-looking at what had happened from September to March and… I saw that everything he said, came true.  Not the way that I thought it would, but in the way that the seal judgments came true – quietly, with less fanfare than it’s brother judgments will have.  It’s the same thing.

This time, I’d like to look at the prophecies he made regarding the coming spring feasts.  While some people are praising Gawd and getting out the palm leaves (so they can be like the hypocrites who – less than a week later – were shouting ‘Crucify Him’)… the Jews at this moment are preparing for Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits… not to mention the start of the Omer.  And yes, Moishela had some AMAZING things to say about what was going to happen… THIS YEAR:

…Then will come Pesach and we will be a tattered bunch of tired people when we sit around the Seder table, with Matzoh and wine miraculously provided for us by Hashem and we will beg Hashem to save us. We will beg Hashem. We will beg Hashem to bring the Geula Shelaima. On Shvii Shel Pesach we will hear the Shofar. We will hear the Shofar and on Leil Haseder each house will see Eliyahu Hanavi, all the Jews that are Emesdik will see him and it will give us strength, but it still won’t be the time of redemption.  I can’t go on farther than that to explain, but when we see Eliyahu Hanavi we will know that very soon this terribly long Golus will be over, and we will be finally free.

Okay, so for those who don’t speak Hebrew, Pesach is the Jewish word for ‘Passover’.  Ha’Shem is ‘the Lord’ (or more accurately, ‘the Name’), and the boy is saying that at the Passover feast, the Jews will petition Yehovah to bring salvation, to bring the coming of Messiah of the end times.  Honestly?  They do that every year.  But note what I underlined.

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In Jewish tradition, there is always an extra place setting at the Passover supper.  It’s for Elijah, who is said to come to earth again, in the future.  In fact, as part of the Seder celebration, we are to open the door of our house and invite Elijah into our homes.  It sounds odd, but it’s really a tradition, and it’s because he is really believed to be coming, again.

Elijah is actually purported to be here on earth THREE times.  The first time was as Elijah, the second time was in Luke 1:17… in spirit, as John the Baptist, who had his spirit and power.  The third time is prophesied in Revelation 11… when two witnesses from heaven come to earth.  The verses don’t say that it’s Elijah, but based on Jewish tradition and the fact that Elijah never died, it is believed by pretty much everyone that he’s one of the two (the other being either Enoch – who also didn’t die – or Moses, whose body was taken by God, and Satan tried to get it, according to the book of Jude.).

Moishela is saying that THIS is the year that Elijah is going to come… and those who are emesdik – full of the Truth – will see him.  But that it won’t be the time of redemption.  Why?  Because we’ve only been thru one of three sets of judgments.  It’s not time, yet.  Other things must happen, first.  Heck, Revelation 11 says that the ministry of the two witnesses will last three and a half years, so definitely his arrival is not the redemption.  But the HOPE that it gives…!  Can you imagine it?!?!

————— March 23, 2015 —————

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Scientists at Large Hadron Collider
hope to make contact
with parallel universe in days

March 2015 – GENEVA – The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect – or even create – miniature black holes. If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too. It is even possible that gravity from our own universe may ‘leak’ into this parallel universe, scientists at the LHC say. The experiment is sure to inflame alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle collider would spell the end of our universe with the creation a black hole of its own. But so far Geneva remains intact and comfortably outside the event horizon. Indeed the LHC has been spectacularly successful. First scientists proved the existence of the elusive Higgs boson ‘God particle’ – a key building block of the universe – and it is seemingly well on the way to nailing ‘dark matter’ – a previously undetectable theoretical possibility that is now thought to make up the majority of matter in the universe.
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But next week’s experiment is considered to be a game changer. Mir Faizal, one of the three-strong team of physicists behind the experiment, said: “Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two dimensional objects [breadth and length] can exist in a third dimension [height], parallel universes can also exist in higher dimensions. We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes can be produced at the LHC.” Normally, when people think of the multi-verse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualized. “This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science. This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions.”
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“As gravity can flow out of our universe into the extra dimensions, such a model can be tested by the detection of mini black holes at the LHC. We have calculated the energy at which we expect to detect these mini black holes in ‘gravity’s rainbow’ [a new scientific theory]. If we do detect mini black holes at this energy, then we will know that both gravity’s rainbow and extra dimensions are correct.” When the LHC is fired up the energy is measured in Tera electron volts – a TeV is 1,000,000,000,000, or one trillion, electron Volts. So far, the LHC has searched for mini black holes at energy levels below 5.3 TeV. But the latest study says this is too low. Instead, the model predicts that black holes may form at energy levels of at least 9.5 TeV in six dimensions and 11.9 TeV in 10 dimensions.
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aNNa’S NoTe:  This is the first time I’ve heard a period of time being associated with it.  They don’t seem to want to tell anyone WHEN they’re going to fire up this baby.  It’s annoying.  But I suppose if I were going to do something that potentially could trigger massive earthquakes, volcanic disturbances, and devastating tsunamis, I wouldn’t tell anyone when I was doing it, either.  (((O_o)))  Cuz then people would be, like, “WhoA!!  You idiots just smoked the planet, and YEAH, it was YOU!!”  Nobody would want that, right?
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Oi… I’m really not liking this whole thing.  Less so than when Italy said it was going to drill into an angry and volatile Mt.Etna (not far from where Pompeii was obliterated.  Peoples iz s0 dummm….

————— March 22, 2015 —————

The Third Altar

I wasn’t going to write about this, but the Lord *really* wants me to.  And I guess for posterity’s sake, it ought to be on the sidebar.  So here’s the article, and I’ll just… weigh in at the end, okay?

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/March16/161a.html
March 16, 2015 | LEO HOHMANN

End-times prophecy watchers are marveling over a news report out of Jerusalem this week that the Altar of the Lord has been reconstructed by the Temple Institute.  The Institute, based in the Old City of Jerusalem, announced it has finished building an altar that is essentially “ready for use” in sacrificial services.

The altar is the most ambitious project to date toward the goal of rebuilding the Jewish Temple. The massive outdoor altar, which took several years to build, can be operational at little more than a moment’s notice, reported the Israeli magazine Matzav Haruach.  The altar is the last major component needed for the long-obstructed sacrifices to resume in a future Jewish templeUltra-Orthodox Jews pray daily for its reconstruction atop the holy hill known as Mount Moriah or the Temple Mount.

Most people don’t realize the temple had two altars — the altar of burnt offering and the altar of incense. The largest was the altar of burnt offering, placed in the outer court of the priests. Designing and building it to exact biblical specifications required quite an undertaking.  It was approximately 5 meters (16 feet) tall and 16 meters (52.5 feet) wide, with four “horns” or raised corners, and a ramp.  The altar is the central focus of the sacrificial services that were halted with the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 A.D.

Bible scholars say the rebuilding of the ancient temple is predicted throughout scripture, starting with Daniel’s vision in Daniel 9:27. Jesus echoed Daniel’s warning about an abomination standing in “the holy place” in the last days in Matthew 24:15, followed by the Apostle John’s vision of the Temple in Revelation 11:1-2. Paul mentioned it in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.

Carl Gallups, a Baptist pastor in Florida, Bible prophecy expert and author of “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation,” told WND the announcement about the altar will be seen by many Christians as a huge step toward fulfillment of Bible prophecy.  “This announcement will surely excite prophecy watchers around the world,” he said.Regardless of one’s eschatological leanings, every sincere student of the Word of God knows there are at least hints, if not clear declarations, of something happening just before the return of the Lord that involves altar sacrifices and the distinct possibility of a rebuilt temple on the Temple Mount.”

Mark Biltz, author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs” and pastor of El Shaddai Ministries, says prophecy watchers should not forget, however, that the Temple Mount is under the control of the Muslims for a reason.  …Biltz sees the timing of the altar announcement as prophetic.  “Tomorrow, (Saturday) every Jew in synagogues around the world is reading the Torah portion from Exodus about the construction of the tabernacle,” he said. “It’s the last chapter of Exodus about the glory falling, Moses coming out and blessing the people and the glory falling on the tabernacle.  Not only that but this next week, historically, is the very day the dedication of the tabernacle happened, on Nisan 1, that is read in the Torah portion. This year, being Saturday, March 21. It actually begins at sundown on Friday, March 20.”

As an expert in the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith, Biltz is always looking at current events in light of the times and the seasons according to the Hebrew calendar. And there is something else special this year about Nisan 1, which arrives at sundown March 20.  “Amazingly, there is also a total solar eclipse occurring at the beginning of the religious calendar on March 20. A total solar eclipse speaks of judgment coming on the nations. This is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse or blood moon on Passover.”

aNNa’S NoTes:  Okay, first.  I bolded the verses referenced.  NOT ONE OF THEM says that mankind is going to build a third temple – go and look for yourself, but you’ll see that I’m right.  In fact, the Matthew reference doesn’t reference a temple at all – it’s pure conjecture and lies.  The Thessalonians reference is to a people group, not a ‘temple’, as they’re alleging.  Remember when the veil of the Holy of Holies was rent in two at the Crucfixion (Matt 27:51)?  God put an END to the temple – PERIOD – and said that the new temple was the heart of those who serve Him, where the Holy Spirit now dwells (see Heb 10).  So there WILL BE no new temple, not until the New Heaven and Earth come about.  So all of this is absolutely maddening.

Second… Mark Biltz?  Seriously?  I’m vomiting in my own mouth, over here.  The man is a liar and charlatan.  I’ve written about him and his lack of Truth over and over and OVER again, here.  If he’s praising this?  Know that it’s absolutely of no consequence, at all.  Because he’s an idiot, and wouldn’t know Truth if it popped him upside the head.  As for his allegations, the same Parsha (Torah portion) is read at the same time, every single year – for thousands of years.  And BTW, the timing isn’t prophetic, it was planned, like the release of a romance movie on Valentine’s Day.  It’s all a big show.  And Mark Biltz is right up there, sparkling in sequins with the rest of the players.  It’s ridiculous and fake as hell.

Now I did make a note in 2009 (it’s on my sidebar under ‘prophecy’) that the temple altar was begun on Purim.  I’m frankly a little astonished that it took SIX YEARS to build one altar.  Doesn’t that seem a little crazy?  I don’t know.  But to be honest, I don’t see the relevance to the future, anymore.  Except that the ‘abomination’ in the ‘holy place’ (christianity) is making a big hoopla out of how wonderful the works of their hands are, while rejecting the work done at Calvary.  Didn’t Messiah die for ALL sins, past/present/future?  If so… WHY would we need to sacrifice on a third altar?  Or do you all reject the shed blood on the cross for this?  Morons!

It gets worse.  If this thing is BIG, if it’s taken six years to build… it’s fifteen foot tall, fifty-two foot wide, and made of hand-carved stone… HOW THE HECK are they going to move that thing to Temple Mount?  Hm?  I’m just sayin’.  Cuz it seems like they’re going to have a heck of a time getting that thing up to the temple, when/if they ever bomb Dome of the Rock and build their third temple on the holy Muslim site…  (((O_o)))

So to bookend what I noted in 2009, this is now here, for posterity’s sake.  But I don’t buy into any of it.  For the record.  Sorry, Gallups.  I’m a student of eschatology with a heart after the Word, and I’m not there with ya.  Because you DON’T obviously have a heart after the word, or you wouldn’t be trumping God’s work with His holy place with the works of man.  Sickening.

PS:  The picture at the top is a rendition of what the second temple altar was supposed to look like, according to scripture… because there apparently aren’t any pictures on-line of this snazzy new altar.  Hrm… wonder why…

————— March 20, 2015 —————

_cat1Purim & Pesach

Today being the day of …
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1) Start of Shabbat
2) Jewish New Year/Nissan 1
3) Supermoon
4) solar eclipse
5) last Plutonian alignment
6) spring equinox, and
7) halfway point between Purim and Pesach
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… SEVEN events – I thought that it would be beneficial to go into more detail about number seven, specifically.  A few days ago, I bookmarked one of THE most interesting articles I have read in a very long time.  And that means naturally I wanted to share it.  I’ve highlighted and marked it, to try to help, a little… but you won’t believe this!

http://rabbipruzansky.com/2015/03/13/linking-purim-and-pesach/

The year 5775 is sandwiched between two leap years, each of which contains an extra month of Adar. In those leap years, and despite the fact that most authorities maintain that the “real” Adar is the first one, the holiday of Purim always falls in the second Adar, so that even in a leap year Purim and Pesach are separated by a month [new moon to new moon period].

Why do we always celebrate Purim in such close proximity to Pesach? Why must they always be linked in time?  … it is “preferable to juxtapose one redemption to the other redemption.”   …In other words, the two redemptions – the [salvation] of the Jewish people from Egypt and the salvation of the Jewish people from the genocidal designs of Haman in the story of Purim – are naturally related and require commemoration within the same period of time.

On the surface, though, the two redemptions could not be more dissimilar. Pesach is a Torah-based holiday whose fundamental observances are rooted in Torah law; Purim is a rabbinic holiday whose laws and customs are grounded in the rabbinic tradition.   Pesach commemorates the establishment of the Jewish people through deliverance from Egyptian bondage at the very beginning of the biblical narrative, forty years before we entered and conquered the land of Israel; the story of Purim comes at the very end of the biblical era while we were ensconced in exile between the eras of the two Batei Mikdash. In the Jewish calendar, Pesach falls in the very first month of Nissan; Purim is celebrated in the very last month of the year.

And there is this most critical distinction between the two holidays: during the redemption of Pesach, the liberation from the slavery of Egypt, the Jewish people were completely passive. Miracles abounded and the Hand of Hashem was open and revealed to all. The few acts that we did – such as the designation and slaughter of the Korban Pesach – were prerequisites for redemption in the sense that they qualified those offering the sacrifice as members of the holy nation about to be redeemed. We departed “in haste,” objects of the national destiny that Hashem fashioned for us, beneficiaries of His “mighty Hand and outstretched Arm.”

By contrast, the redemption of Purim was almost the antithesis of that of Pesach. The Jews of Persia, led by Mordechai and Esther, took control of their own destiny. The miracles that took place were subtle and concealed, hidden within the natural order of politics and statecraft.  The protagonists of the salvation utilized their wisdom, ingenuity, and knowledge of human nature in order to manipulate Haman to his death by execution and King Achashveirosh to reverse – or at least revise – his decree of extermination against the people of Israel. When the day of the decree arrived – Adar 13 – the Jewish people, downtrodden in a persistent exile that seemed like it would never end, rose up in their righteous might to subdue and vanquish their enemies.   It was a role reversal, not only from the forced limitations of exile but especially from the passivity of Pesach…

The stories of these redemptions could not be more different. Why, then, did our sages underscore that the celebrations of both festivals had to be contiguous in time?

The people of Israel in Egypt …were infants who required the nurturing of a loving Parent.  …we were barely distinguishable from the pagan nations with whom (and to whom) we were enslaved.  The sojourn in the wilderness reinforced this sense of helplessness and vulnerability. We relied on Hashem directly for our food and water, for our protection from the hostile elements that surrounded us, both human and natural. We survived only by virtue of Hashem’s miracles.

When we entered the land of Israel, the era of open miracles began to recede, and slowly – at times hesitantly and painfully – we took control of our own destiny. We had to sow, plant, reap, harvest, build and develop, and defend the land against an endless series of would-be invaders. The scales of hishtadlut (individual or national striving) tilted on the side of our own efforts, bolstered by our faith in Hashem and our fidelity to His law.  ...Nevertheless, the age of open miracles of the Egyptian experience, coupled with the passivity of that redemption, was a distant memory – not a practical guide for modern life but a catalyst for self-determination and independence.

The terrible blow of the churban [exile], the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash [temple], stunned the Jewish people. They were hastily turned into helpless refugees, humbled, degraded, persecuted, and homeless. And rather than arouse themselves, seek to eliminate the exile, and return home in accordance with the revealed prophecies, they became complacent and soon embedded themselves in the Babylonian and then Persian exiles.  The story of Purim was a wake-up call that exile is meant as a punishment – a temporary punishment – and that Hashem’s plans for His people find their fulfillment only in the land of Israel.

But something else was required to extricate ourselves from the Persian morass and threat of extermination from a mad Persian dictator (strange how things never change): a desire to seize our destiny and take the initiative in bringing about the salvation.  …They chose not to see – even this never changes – that the crisis was orchestrated by Hashem in order to elicit from His people repentance, prayer, and increased Torah observance. What was unique about this episode in Jewish history was that, as the sages put it, the arousal came from below.

As such, it would be fair to say that Pesach and Purim reflect two different models of salvation that are possible – the redemption that comes from Above in which our participation is negligible, and the redemption that comes from below, from our own resourcefulness, without which redemption would not come, or, at least, would come in a different way according to Hashem’s will. Thus, when the season of redemption comes upon us every spring, we have before us these two archetypes of redemption.

…In effect, the progression in the Jewish calendar from Pesach to Purim mirrors the progression in our historical development. We began as dependents of Hashem, His first-born and special creation, and we were sustained directly from His hand. But in the land of Israel and thenceforth we became responsible for our own destiny. That does not mean, chas v’shalom, that Hashem is now uninvolved; it does mean that His miracles are hidden and His Providence more subtle.

…This still begs the question: if Jewish history is a progression from the redemptive modality of Pesach to that of Purim, then why must “[one] redemption be juxtaposed to the [other] redemption”? It should be enough to celebrate Purim, the redemption of our time!

The answer is that, indeed, in the future redemption, … the problems of the world will be so enormous and the depth of the brutality and evil so extraordinary that divine intervention will be necessary.  “As in the days when you left Egypt, I will show you wonders” (Michah 7:15). The era of open miracles will again dawn, just like Pesach…

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aNNa’S NoTeS:  Although we are not physically Israel, this is also illustrative of our spiritual lives.   We start out milk-fed, completely dependent on Ha’Shem for everything.  As we grow in the Lord, we take responsibility for ourselves more, and we are to seek our daily bread, fight the fight, run the race, etc.   We are to plant, to harvest, to grow.  This is not to say that Ha’Shem is no longer needed – He is our strength, He is our Source of all.  Mercy, strength, knowledge, faith, and more.  But we grow, and as a result are more involved in our own spiritual destiny.  So from Purim to Pesach, we see the process – and it happens from new moon to new moon, in one complete cycle.  Isn’t that amazing?!  The subtle nuances of everything pointing to the same Truth?  I love it!

 

————— March 19, 2015 —————

Tomorrow’s Big SEVEN

In case you haven’t read elsewhere, tomorrow there are ‘three’ celestial events happening at the same time.  Big ‘uns.  Not *RARE* ones, like the Independent article says (for pity’s sakes, there’s a spring equinox every flippin’ year, hello…!), but that all ‘three’ are at the same time is something highly unusual, and worth mentioning.  Shall we start with the Independent article?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/eclipse-supermoon-equinox

solareclipseAs the eclipse plunges the UK and other places into darkness this Friday, two other rare if less spectacular celestial events will be taking place, too: a Supermoon and the Spring equinox. …because the moon is new rather than full on March 20, it won’t be seen. But it will be gliding past us closer than ever, and its shadow will be visible as it blocks out the sun on Friday morning.   …The equinox will also happen on March 20. While it won’t have any discernable, direct impact on how the solar eclipse looks, it will contribute to a rare collision of three unusual celestial events.

Okay, but they’re not ‘unusual’ celestial events, now.  Let’s be a little realistic.  There are a LOT of supermoons, eclipses, and there’s a dadgum spring equinox every spring. Did you notice that I put three in single quotations?  That’s because that’s not all:

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The final Pluto Uranus alignment and the March solar eclipse Friday occur afternoon over Jerusalem.  Pluto is the slowest moving planet, spending 10-12 years in each sign… 

1 Nissan, the solar eclipse, was the beginning of time, and in the midst of the blood moons, marks … the kingdom of heaven is nigh, that is what the blood moons have always been about, labor pangs and new thresholds of light. World events at this time and especially external events related to prophecy are all the more reason to birth the consciousness that is the purpose of the times in which we find ourselves, the rift between the afternoon on Friday and sunset on the onset of Sabbath. Quite appropriately, the eclipse occurs exactly at midday on Friday in Jerusalem followed by the spring equinox as the Sabbath of the new moon of Nissan, echoing the beginning of Time, arrives with the Shabbat candles containing the Light from before creation as the sun disappears below the horizon and the Bride comes in. The book of Leviticus is read in the morning …Shabbat flood the world and turn Friday (Yom Shishi, the 6th day) incrementally into the realm of holiness and separation (Yom HaShvii, the 7th day), a distinction that allows for the infinite revelation of Shabbat to find a resting place in this world.

So not only is Friday a Supermoon, a Solar Eclipse, and Spring Equinox, but it’s Shabbat (and the eclipse happens exactly at mid-day on Jerusalem time!), it’s the last Pluto alignment… and it takes place as the Jewish new year begins.  You see, each new moon begins a new month, and Friday at sunset begins the Hebrew month of Nisan… which is the first month of the new year for them.

More than that, it is directly between the two feasts, Purim and Pesach.  So actually it’s a collision of SEVEN events.  But if you’re not following your Bible, you wouldn’t know that!!

Now having said, there was an article the other day that I was reading about the comparison/contrast of Purim and Pesach… and it is TOTALLY relevant to the seven events lined up for tomorrow.  I’ll post that, tomorrow.  (With my markings to help, of course.)

But for today… SEVEN events.  One day.  Tomorrow!!!