No More Excuses
By Joseph F Dumond
In the summer of 2005 having finished my research of the calendar, I felt a need to research the deeper meaning of the Holy Days. I felt the Congregation and I were going through the motions of keeping the Holy Days but missing the significance of the event. This is what happened at the World Wide Church of God, just before they suffered the many splits during the 1990â€™s. They fell asleep.
What I did not want to happen to me was what had happened to the Jews when the Messiah came. They were very much into the knowing scriptures and could recite them. But they did not understand them. They did not get the real meaning of the Holy Days, and when the Messiah was in their mist they missed Him. After 306 AD Emperor Constantine changed everything that resembled Judaism, and reverted back to the pagan religious ceremonies and called them after Christ-“Christian”. The Jews, from that time on would never come to follow Messiah, as He no longer was Jewish, but was now a pagan deity. Before that time though, the Jewish people were coming to know the Messiah by the thousands.
Even though the Jews knew the Torah, and kept the Holy Days at the appointed times, when the Messiah came, they missed it. They killed Him as they had done to the many prophets that were sent to her by Yahweh.
Have we, in our modern times, with history to aid us and many resources to research from; have we also in our self righteousness missed the deeper meaning of the Holy Days? Have we assumed that by keeping the Sabbath that we have made it? That it is enough just to show up for services on Shabbat? Have we in our shallowness missed the message our Elohim has been saying to us all along because we would not listen?
We have in our tolerant society become more tolerant than Yahweh on all issues of morality. Because we will not enforce the law, we all suffer from our tolerance. Our tolerance is intolerable. Our Father is showing us just how intolerant it is to Him; if we would only listen. If we would only listen! How sad that statement is. We do not even have the time to listen to our Father. Very few ever open the bible to read what it says, and fewer still ever do any research on those subjects contained in the pages of the bible.
You are no doubt saying to yourself “How am I not listening to my Father?”. Those of you who listen to others as authorities and have forsaken doing your own research and your own reading of the Torah, The Prophets and the Psalms. Some of you have become lazy and allowed other men to become authorities over you, telling you what to think and how to think it; to be silent about the Truth of our Father, Yahweh, and His will. His will is to Keep the commandments. This is how we know we love Him, if we keep the commandments. But you say we are! Are you?
When you put a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out because the water is so hot. If on the other hand you put the frog in the water while still cool, it will not jump out. If you then turn the heat up slowly and over time increase the heat, until it is boiling, the frog will not jump out. It will stay there and boil to death never knowing why it died.
You my friend are the FROG! You are in the boiling pot of water and do not even know it. Some of you think you might be in the pot but talk your self out of the notion. No it could not be happening to me, I would have noticed, or my Pastor would have said something.
You look at world events and try to see if there is anything prophetic about every little news item and not seeing anything conclude happily that life goes on as usual. You look so hard at the gnat that you canâ€™t even see, hear or smell the huge Camel right beside you. WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! Your very life is at stake!
If we were to bring back a man from the 1880â€™s he would be horrified at the lack of morality and indecency of our society. Absolutely stunned at what we will tolerate and do nothing about. We have come to expect murders in our cities every day. We know that our cars will be stolen if we leave the keys in them. Even if we donâ€™t leave the keys in them. Every day we are subjected to another con job either in person or by advertising, telling us lies, to our faces and causing us to crave or covet everything under the sun. It is normal for our children to be disrespectful of parents and to have sex before marriage and as teens. It is now normal for young girls to dress as hookers at age 13, and for teenage boys to brag about the number of times they have had sex. It is normal and common to hear the new music talk about sex and drugs and murder and rape. It is OK to have homosexuals getting married, and adopting young children. To change the curriculum at schools to teach that the gay lifestyle is an excepted and normal lifestyle. We have become used to the idea of God being removed from every public building in our society and no longer allowed to be taught in schools. The separation of church and state.
We have allowed ourselves to become so immoral that we do not even know how bad we have become. We tolerate so much and have become so callous to the immoral things that go on all around us. We are that Frog that does not know the water is already boiling. We have gotten used to the NEW NORMAL of our society’s.
Even we, who keep the Holy Days and the Sabbaths? Yes, even us! Sound the Trumpet and search or judge your self during the ten days of awe to make atonement for your self. See how you too have let down your white garments and they have become soiled; giving in to the New Normal. Stand back and take a look at how you too have become acclimatized to your surroundings; to the boiling water.
Take note of Ezekiel 9: 1 Then He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, “Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand.” 2 And suddenly six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his battle-ax in his hand. One man among them was clothed with linen and had a writer’s inkhorn at his side. They went in and stood beside the bronze altar. 3 Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn at his side; 4 and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”
5 To the others He said in my hearing, “Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity. 6 Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the temple. 7 Then He said to them, “Defile the temple, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!” And they went out and killed in the city. 8 So it was, that while they were killing them, I was left alone; and I fell on my face and cried out, and said, “Ah, Lord God! Will You destroy all the remnant of Israel in pouring out Your fury on Jerusalem?” 9 Then He said to me, “The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great, and the land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity; for they say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see!’ 10 And as for Me also, My eye will neither spare, nor will I have pity, but I will recompense their deeds on their own head.” 11 Just then, the man clothed with linen, who had the inkhorn at his side, reported back and said, “I have done as You commanded me.”
I ask you again, do you mourn the bloodshed and the perversity and the ungodliness of the land that is all around us here in Israel (Anglo-Saxon peoples) and in Judah (the State of Israel and the Jewish people)? Are you deeply troubled at the what is going on in our society around us? Or is it just Normal, and you too, have become used to the water?
I say this to you to shake you up. To wake you up from your slumber. In Mathew it talks of the ten Virgins waiting for the Bride Groom. They all fall asleep. I tell you he is coming and to WAKE UP.
Do not believe me! I am nothing more than a ditch digger. I have no theological training. I have not had hands laid on me to raise me up to a deacon or elder or any such position. Yahweh has not come to me by dreams or visions or by voice. I have heard nothing said to me. No, I am of no importance, so do not believe me. But BELIEVE THE TORAH. As you too can read the same scriptures I have and understand if you ask Him to open your mind to understand. But you must humbly ask Him. Again I say, do not believe me, but prove it for you own salvation.
On this web site, www.sightedmoon.com , is an article called The Hidden Meaning of Pentecost. I wrote it to show when the beginning of the Year was to begin. In the process of writing it I learned of a number of other important truths Pentecost conveys to the followers of Yahweh. On the fiftieth day is Pentecost. The fiftieth day is representative of The Jubilee, the Fiftieth year. On Pentecost the Torah was given, in Exodus 19. These are The Ten Commandments. On Pentecost the Holy Spirit was given, in Acts 2.
At the beginning of the count to Pentecost is the Barley wave offering. On this day Yahshua lead the Saints to be presented to Yahweh as a representative of the saints to follow. It was concluded that the end of the count of Pentecost was when the Wheat harvest wave offering was presented, representing those saints at the end of this age, who would be raised up from the grave as well on Pentecost.
I strongly recommend you go back and read this article again before continuing to read this one on the Jubilee. It is one crucial element that you need to understand before the Jubilee message will be revealed to you. You can read the rest of this if you want, and you will know what it says but will you understand? Knowledge is of no use unless you understand. Wisdom is gained from understanding.
One other article at this same site is called the Eighth Day. It explains how our Father Yahweh uses seven to cleanse something, followed by the eighth day when it is clean. The eighth day is the Eighth Day of the Feast of Tabernacles. It is a separate Feast day from the Feast of Tabernacles and not a part of it. The Last Great Day is the Seventh Day of the Feast of Tabernacles. There are seven weekly Sabbaths counted in the count to Pentecost. The day after the Seventh Sabbath is Pentecost and it too is a Holy Day or Sabbath day. The fiftieth Day is also the same as the first day of the week. This too is important to remember in the discussion to follow.
Understanding how Yahweh has used the Eighth Day in so many scriptures is another necessary first step to begin to understand the Jubilee. If you have not already done so, I again strongly recommend that you go back and reread this article as well before you continue your study into the Jubilee.
Pentecost is the yearly reminder of what year we are in of the Jubilee cycle. As an example I am stating that in this year of 2006, ( the time of this editing), starting at the first new sighted moon before Passover, that we are in the 4th year of the second cycle of seven years. That is we are in the 11th year of the last Jubilee Cycle. If you think you can just count 39 years until the Messiah returns then you do need to read this whole article, because that is wrong.
What does this mean? To me it gives me an exact time line of the plan of Yahweh. I believe I know when things are to happen in the future. This is also why I get so upset when I see so many doomsday false prophets saying the world is about to end based on the war in Iraq or the war in Lebanon or some other war or geopolitical maneuverings that are taking place here or there. These false prophets are looking only at the current situation, and not at the plan of Yahweh in the whole. The whole plan, not just a micro speck of it.
A year ago (Aug. 2005) when I first wrote this and then asked to present it at the Feast in New England, and later in Jerusalem, to a small group of 12, I did not know for sure if I was correct in my understanding. But not one of the learned people who have heard this message then or later back in Ontario, have presented any objections to this message. No, none of the many other groups to whom I have sent this message have replied with any objections. This does not mean they have read it or understood it.
Now in Sept. of 2006, one year later, I am more convinced of this Jubilee message than I was ever before. The understanding of it in relationship to the articles mentioned before, and to those other articles found on www.sightedmoon.com about the calendar, as well as the news from the world media seem to be confirming the very things I am saying here.
Again I say to you, I am just a ditch digger and you need to prove these things to and for yourself. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2: 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life.
At Pentecost after the Exodus, Yahweh, Himself spoke to the people of Israel. You can read this in Exodus 19: 16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. 20 Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
Exodus 20: 1 And God spoke all these words, saying: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you. 13 “You shall not murder. 14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
18 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” 20 And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.” 21 So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was. 22 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.”
All of Israel saw and heard Yahweh speak to Moses from the top of Sinai. They heard it for themselves and trembled. The things Yahweh said are the Ten Commandments. They are not made up by Moses or other men. Yahweh spoke them to Moses and all of Israel heard it. They actually heard His voice and were terrified they would die.
So many religions have other dead humans that they pray to, or statues, or beads, or anything but the creator Yahweh. So many Sabbath groups refuse to say His name, or know His name and become upset when someone does say Yahweh, or another version of that name. The oldest version of His name I have found is from the Land of Summer, where it was pronounced as EA. To which we now have Yah.
The fourth commandment is the one that the world will not obey. It has come up with every excuse to justify keeping another day other than the Saturday Sabbath from Sunset Friday evening until Sunset Saturday evening. See the article at this site www.sightedmoon.com , called Mark of the Beast. They have blinded themselves and cannot see or understand any of things said at this site because of that blindness.
But, I say to those of you who keep the Sabbath, that you are also blinded and are also sinning. How you wonder? Because some of you, and especially those of the Seventh Day Adventist persuasion have nailed the Holy Days to the same fictitious cross ( See article on The Messiah was killed by Stoning ) that the pagan â€˜christianâ€™ community has nailed the Sabbath to. Both these groups have twisted the scriptures as 2 Peter 3 says. I include the whole chapter as it is so good to read again.
1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior,
3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation–as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
I also say to those who Keep the Sabbath and to those who also keep the Holy Days that you too are breaking the fourth commandment! How is that? Because many of you, just as I did, keep the Holy Days according to the Hebrew Calendar and cannot determine when the Holy Days are if you were on a desert island for years. You need some group or organization to tell you when they are. Are you aware that those who Keep the Hebrew Calendar use Postponement rules to move the Feast of Trumpets as much as two days away from the actual day that Yahweh says to keep it? Are you aware of the fact that these groups add an extra month 7 times in a 19 year cycle indiscriminately of the Barley Wave offering being ready in the spring? Nowhere in the Bible or Scriptures or the Torah does it say to do these things. Yet when confronted about these gross errors these same Sabbath keeping Organizations will come up with so many excuses not to Obey Yahweh, that it will make your head spin. Do they not seek the truth? Or do they prefer to stick to the man made traditions they have created. You my brethren need to check out if I am right or wrong in the things I am stating here. Work out your own salvation.
Can you tell me when the Feast of Tabernacles is in 2007 with out looking at someone elseâ€™s calendar? I can. When you are in prison for months and possibly years for your beliefs will you know when the Feast of Trumpets will be? I will. And with out the aid of some groups false calendar. I can do it by the scriptures of the bible with out any complicated formulas or mathematical calculations. Again I strongly suggest you read those other article at the site www.sightedmoon.com to learn more and to do your own study.
To those who keep the Sabbath and keep the Holy Days at the appointed times according to scriptures, I say to you also, that you are sinning. You too are also breaking the fourth commandment just as I have all these years. How can that be? To find the answer we must look at these scriptures;
In Leviticus 23 lets read the whole chapter.
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. 3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
4 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’ ” 9 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.’ ”
23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’ ” 26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”
33 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. 35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. 36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. 37 These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day– 38 besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord. 39 ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. 40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.’ ” 44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
What part of forever in your generations do you not understand. â€˜ It shall be a statute forever in your generationsâ€™ This is why we should be keeping these Holy Days at their appointed times. Appointed by Yahweh not men. But you say we already are, and this is good. But too many stop here in Leviticus and do not read or understand Leviticus 25, 26, 27.
Read all of Lev 25: 1 And the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord. 3 Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit; 4 but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard. 5 What grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land. 6 And the sabbath produce of the land shall be food for you: for you, your male and female servants, your hired man, and the stranger who dwells with you, 7 for your livestock and the beasts that are in your land–all its produce shall be for food.
8 ‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. 12 For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field. 13 ‘In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession. 14 And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, you shall not oppress one another. 15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you. 16 According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the crops. 17 Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God. 18 ‘So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety. 19 Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety. 20 And if you say, “What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?” 21 Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years. 22 And you shall sow in the eighth year, and eat old produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.
23 ‘The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me. 24 And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land. 25 ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has sold some of his possession, and if his redeeming relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold. 26 Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it, 27 then let him count the years since its sale, and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession. 28 But if he is not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the hand of him who bought it until the Year of Jubilee; and in the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his possession. 29 If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it. 30 But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee. 31 However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee. 32 Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, and the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time. 33 And if a man purchases a house from the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel. 34 But the field of the common-land of their cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetual possession. 35 ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36 Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you. 37 You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit. 38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
39 ‘And if one of your brethren who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a slave. 40 As a hired servant and a sojourner he shall be with you, and shall serve you until the Year of Jubilee. 41 And then he shall depart from you–he and his children with him–and shall return to his own family. He shall return to the possession of his fathers. 42 For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves. 43 You shall not rule over him with rigor, but you shall fear your God. 44 And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have–from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves. 45 Moreover you may buy the children of the strangers who dwell among you, and their families who are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall become your property. 46 And you may take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them as a possession; they shall be your permanent slaves. But regarding your brethren, the children of Israel, you shall not rule over one another with rigor. 47 ‘Now if a sojourner or stranger close to you becomes rich, and one of your brethren who dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a member of the stranger’s family, 48 after he is sold he may be redeemed again. One of his brothers may redeem him; 49 or his uncle or his uncle’s son may redeem him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his family may redeem him; or if he is able he may redeem himself. 50 Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him: The price of his release shall be according to the number of years, from the year that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee; it shall be according to the time of a hired servant for him. 51 If there are still many years remaining, according to them he shall repay the price of his redemption from the money with which he was bought. 52 And if there remain but a few years until the Year of Jubilee, then he shall reckon with him, and according to his years he shall repay him the price of his redemption. 53 He shall be with him as a yearly hired servant, and he shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight. 54 And if he is not redeemed in these years, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee–he and his children with him. 55 For the children of Israel are servants to Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Let me remind you of the scriptures you already know. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 1 John 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
1 John 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
This is how you are sinning. You have not kept the year of Sabbath rest unto our Elohim. But some of you have kept the land rest on certain years. Or you have rotated your crops and let this part of the land rest while you worked the other part.
This is the same as saying we do not know when the Sabbath is so we will keep it on Sunday. Others say the same thing and keep it on Wednesday, and other’s still keep Friday, because it suitâ€™s them. Still some keep part of the Sabbath. By keeping the day only is like keeping half the Sabbath. These are they that keep part of the land rest. Only some of the land rest while the rest works.
Did any of these notions come from the scriptures quoted above? No not one. So why do we rotate our crops giving one field rest and working the other? And giving the one field a rest at any time of OUR choosing. It is Yahweh who sets the appointed times, not us.
But how can we know the year of rest? The Sabbath year. It has been lost to time and history. â€¦.Has it?
Again I tell you I am just a ditch digger with only a High School education. I have found the year of rest, and the Jubilee year. If I can do it by searching the scriptures and History books so can you. Stop being so lazy and stop finding excuses not to obey our Father. Get off you duff and search out the truth and do not stop or let any one stop you until you find the truth.
Our time here is almost up. The message of the Jubilee shows us this, and you will see it as you continue to read. We no longer have the luxury of the excuseâ€™s like, â€˜I did not knowâ€™. Times Up! No more excuseâ€™s!
How can we know which year is a Sabbatical Land Rest Year and which one is a Jubilee Year? It is Holy to Yahweh so we should know. Is it possible to know? Yes. Is it easy? No, but others have already done the work, so you can read it.
Go to http://www.yahweh.org/yahweh2.html and you can read the whole article on which years are Land Rest year and which are Jubilee.
I have copied the Introduction for you and if you want to read more you can follow the links.
The Sabbath and Jubilee Cycle
This study presents the evidence from ancient biblical and secular sources for the dating of the sabbath year and Jubilee cycle.
There has been a long standing debate over exactly which sabbath and Jubilee cycle system represents the one actually practiced by the ancient Israelites. To the novice this dispute may at first glance seem trivial. Nevertheless, there are two reasons that its solution is extremely valuable. First, this cycle is an essential tool for any reconstruction of the chronological framework of ancient Israelite history. The strong foundation it provides, in turn, acts as a guide for other contemporary dynasties and events. ( See our forthcoming books titled Israelite Chronology and Old World Chronologies.)
Second, once the correct cycle is ascertained, it allows us to “clock in” and discover which years are presently sabbaths and Jubilees. This possibility holds great significance for students of biblical eschatology. The book of Hebrews, for example, notes that, “The Law,” of which the sabbath and Jubilee years are a part, is “a shadow of the coming good things.” (Hebrews, 10:1) The sabbath day, to demonstrate, was reckoned as a type of the great sabbatism and rest into which the people of Yahweh will one day enter. (Hebrews, 3:7-4:13)
Likewise, the prophetic character of the Jubilee year is strongly attested to. The ancient book of Jubilees, for instance, notes that the sabbath and Jubilee cycle would continue “until the sanctuary of the sovereign (Yahweh) is created in Jerusalem upon Mount Zion.” The text of 11Q Melchizedek, found in the caves at Qumran, explains the Jubilee statutes of Leviticus, 25, by stating:
1. [saying to Zion] `your eloahim reigns.’ . . . [
2. [ ] . . . and where it says, `In [this] year of Jubilee you shall return, each man to his possession.’
3. [and where it says, `Let] every holder of a debt [let drop] what he loans [to his neighbor. Let him not exact payment from his neighbor nor from his brother, for there is proclaimed a] remission
4. [of el.’ Its interpretation concerns the e]nd of days as regards `those taken captive’ who [. . . etc.].
“Those taken captive” is a reference to the future captivity of the Israelites among the nations during the end of days. The prophets foretold that out of this captivity a remnant of Israel and Judah would return to the Promised Land and eternally dwell with Yahweh. This return was symbolized by the Israelites regaining their liberty during the Jubilee year. The coming of the messiah during the end of days, at which time he will save Israel and Judah from their captivity and return them to their homeland, was, by extension, understood as occurring in one of these future Jubilee years.
In either case, whether for an accurate Israelite chronology or for eschatological purposes, a precise knowledge of this ancient cycle is required. Therefore, we must take the utmost care in uncovering the true and original sabbath year and Jubilee cycle.
There are four possible sabbath cycle systems we must consider. For simplification purposes, this study shall utilize the following labels for these four systems. Our “key” or “example” date will be the sabbath year in each system which is either on or nearest to the year that Jerusalem and Herod’s Temple (the second Temple) were destroyed (the summer of 70 C.E.).
System “A”: Abib (March/April) 1, 70 C.E. until Abib 1, 71 C.E. The month of Abib was also called Nisan. System “A” is advocated by this study.
System “B”: Tishri (Sept./Oct.) 1, 68 C.E. until Tishri 1, 69 C.E. The Zuckermann-SchÃ¼rer system.
System “C”: Tishri 1, 69 C.E. until Tishri 1, 70 C.E. The Marcus-Wacholder theory.
System “D”: Abib 1, 69 C.E. until Abib 1, 70 C.E. A possibility based upon the evidence of an Abib 1 beginning for the year coupled with the claim of Rabbi Jose and other Talmudic writers that the year before the fall of Jerusalem was a sabbath year.
Today the most popular of these theories is system “B.” This system has been advocated since the time of the Mishnah (formed at the end of the second century C.E.). It only differs from system “D” in that system “D” would start the sabbath year in the spring rather than in the fall. System “C” has also been advocated since the Gemara portion of written Talmudic times, but it has been the lesser sister to system “B.” It has again gained some popularity in recent years due to the work of Ralph Marcus and Zion Wacholder. System “A,” on the other hand, is the conclusion based upon the in-depth research into the ancient evidence provided in this study. In reality, system “A” has merely allowed the evidence to present its own case.
It is the contention of this study that the Jews who supported system “B,” beginning in the late second century C.E., lost touch with the accurate chronology and the true sabbath year and Jubilee cycle. They, in turn, incorrectly calculated the sabbath year for more ancient times so as to make it fall one year prior to the destruction of Jerusalem rather than during that event. System “D” is merely a modified form of “B.” System “D” takes notice of the fact that the earlier Israelites actually began their sabbath year in the spring and not with the fall (the Jewish reckoning of fall as the official beginning of the sabbath year taking place at a relatively late date). System “C” takes into account that the year Jerusalem fell (70 C.E.) was a sabbath year but it errs in that it continues the late and, what we shall prove to be, false practice of reckoning the beginning of a sabbath year from the fall.
All three systems (“B,” “C,” and “D”) are faced with important obstacles. Advocates of these various theories have often been forced to harshly criticize ancient records, like those from Josephus and the Maccabean books, because the historical data is inconsistent with present theory. Robert North, for example, takes Josephus to task by challenging his historical year as exhibiting “internal inconsistencies which invalidate their use for chronology.” North concludes, “It should be abundantly clear that the sabbath year dates of Josephus are either palpably incommensurate, or else insolubly obscure.”
This study disagrees. It is not Josephus or any other pre-second century C.E. ancient report that is the source for the confusion. Indeed, we find them all remarkably accurate. Rather, it is the attempt to force these early records to conform with one of the three erroneous sabbath cycle theories now prevalent which has created an illusion of historical error.
System “A,” on the other hand, does not start from the premise of an existing theory which is built upon the interpretation of one or two dates or upon a late tradition, as the three other systems do. Instead, it allows the evidence to build its own structure. The results of this method reveal that the ancient sources are in perfect harmony and reflect an entirely different sabbath cycle than heretofore presented. As is to be expected, the fact that system “A” is a new and radical departure from the three established theories demands that it must submit in every detail to very close scrutiny. Yet, there is no doubt in this researcher’s mind that system “A” not only survives meticulous scrutiny but its solution is compelling.
As part of our Preliminary Discussion we shall review some major flaws in the system “B” chronology. These observations will be followed by some initial comments with regard to the question about which month served as the beginning of the ancient sabbath year during the post-exile period. These two chapters will set the stage for other numerous proofs presented throughout which shall conclusively show that the first day of the Hebrew month of Abib (later called Nisan) was the true New Year date for the Jews up and until the time of the Bar Kochba revolt (133-135 C.E.). The month of Abib, which began with the new moon whose cycle contained the first full moon after the spring equinox, therefore, finds its start sometime during the Gregorian (Roman or Julian) month-names of either March or April.
With this preliminary discussion accomplished, we shall begin a detailed look at the evidence for the sabbath and Jubilee years. This study has divided this examination into five Sections, each representing the evidence for a specific historical period:
In Section I of our text the records for a sabbath year and a Jubilee year which occurred during the pre-exile period (before 587 B.C.E.) shall be thoroughly discussed. It shall be demonstrated that a sabbath year and a Jubilee year were observed in the fifteenth and sixteenth year of the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah (701/700 and 700/699 B.C.E., spring reckoning). The complexities of this evidence demand a full investigation of the conflict between the Assyrian king Sennacherib and the Judahite king Hezekiah, as well as the important involvement of the Kushite king Tirhakah. The results of this study will in turn lay the groundwork for what will prove to be the true and correct sabbath and Jubilee cycle, which for our study has been dubbed system “A.” This conclusion will be amply supported by the remainder of our work.
In Section II we shall examine the records of the Jewish post-exile period (538-40 B.C.E.). These documents will reveal the observance of a sabbath year in the eighth year of the Persian king Arta-xerxes I; in the 150th Seleucid year; in the 178th Seleucid year; and, finally, in the year following the fifth consulship of Gaius Julius Caesar.
Section III will delve into the evidence for two sabbath years observed during the reign of King Herod of Judaea (40-4 B.C.E.). In these chapters we shall provide an in-depth examination of which year and season Herod conquered Jerusalem. This conquest is very important for our study since a sabbath year occurred around that time. Systems “B,” “C,” and “D” all make their interpretations of this sabbath year the heart of their arguments. The evidence from Herod’s thirteenth through seventeenth years adds further definition as to which of the four possible sabbath cycle systems can plausibly work.
Section IV will deal with the evidence for the sabbath years in the post-Herod period, extending up until the end of the First Revolt and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. This investigation will include the proof that there could not have been a sabbath year in 40/41 C.E.-which will verify that system “B” (Zuckermann’s view) and system “D” are inaccurate. We shall also show proof of a sabbath year in the second year of Emperor Nero (56/57 C.E., Abib reckoning) and shall demonstrate that a sabbath year could not have occurred in the winter of 68/69 C.E. (which again disproves systems “B” and “D”). These records will reveal that the year Jerusalem fell to the Romans (i.e. 70/71 C.E., spring reckoning) was a sabbath year.
Section V shall analyze the evidence for the sabbath year of 133/134 C.E., during the Bar Kochba revolt, and the references to an upcoming sabbath year in 140/141 C.E. The sabbath year of 133/134 C.E. was the last official sabbath year observed by the Judaean state. With the traumatic defeat of the Jews by the Romans in the summer of 135 C.E., the practice of observing the sabbath years by the Judaean state was thereafter suppressed. It was abolished altogether as a requirement for Judaism by its leaders during the third century C.E.
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But this paper is not just to show you when the Jubilee and Land rest years are. As it says in Colossians 2: 16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
The Sabbath Day, each of the Holy Days, the Land Rest years and the Jubilee year are all shadow pictures of good things to come. But unless we are obedient and keep this time Holy we will miss the events that occur during these days and years, just as the Jews missed the Messiah and the events that happened during Passover, at that time.
The years we know to be Land Rest years and Jubilee Years are as follows. From Qadesh La Yahweh Press.
: A land rest year occurred in 701 BC and a Jubilee in 700 BC as written in the Bible in 2 Kings 19:29, Isaiah 37, and 2 Chronicles 32
: A Sabbath year occurred in 456 BC Nehemiah 8:18
: A Sabbath year occurred in 162 BC 1 Macc 16:14 Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 134 BC 1 Macc & Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 43 BC as issued by Gaius Julius Caeser And Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 36 BC Jos Antiq 14:16:2
: A Sabbath year occurred in 22 BC Jos Antiq 15:9:1
: A Sabbath year occurred in 42 CE Jos Antiq 18:
: A Sabbath year occurred in 56 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 70 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 133 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 140 CE
Qadesh La Yahweh Press goes to great detail to prove these dates are correct and shows how the other theories go astray. A most enjoyable read.
Qadesh La Yahweh Press also proves that the 50th year was the year after the 49th and also it was the first year in the follow count. Or in other words 49, 50, then year two would be next. I myself always believed it was 49, 50 then 1, 2 etc.. But when these facts are laid out as they are, I am forced to concede my wrong thinking. My wrong theory.
This counting method is also shown to us every year at Pentecost. We count seven Sabbaths and on the day after the seventh Sabbath is the fiftieth day. This day is also the first day of the week or the day one as we count to seven again.
Many of the Jubilee authors know of these dates in history. But in order for their own interpretation of the Jubilee cycle to work they must prove that the author in the bible or in history was wrong on certain occasions when recording events. And they go to elaborate explanations to prove they are right. On the other hand Qadesh La Yahweh Press shows how the original author in History used the correct calendar for the area they were talking about, and they cross reference that historian with other historians known at the same time using different calendars to pin point the accuracy of the dating of the events in question.
What does it all mean and Why should I be Concerned?
The first time I have been able to find any mention of the jubilee is in Genesis 6: 1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
I have found no where in history was the average age of man 120 years. Before the flood they were up to 962 years. After the flood the bible records many patriarchs well into the hundreds. Today our average life span is about 80. So what was it that Yahweh was saying here when He said “his days shall be one hundred and twenty years”.
The word for years is Strongâ€™s Word # 08141 spelled hnX and pronounced Shaneh (Shaw-neh). It has four meanings which are: a)as division of time ; b) as measure of time ; c) as indication of age ; d) a lifetime (of years of life).
This passage then could be read one hundred and twenty periods of time. That would be 120 Jubilee cycles. Right away many conclude this to be 120 X 50 and arrive at 6000 years. This is wrong as has been explained above. It is 120 X 49 which gives us 5880 years. On the Jewish Calendar they state this year as 5766.
This is very misleading to the average person. The Jewish calendar fails to mention that they have removed 76 years from the calendar. This was done in Mathew 1:8 where the names of Ahaziah, who reigned 1 year, and Athaliah who reigned 6, and Jehhoash who reigned 40 and Amaziah who reigned 29, are all missing from the chronology. 76 years in total. On The Jewish New year which is on September 23 in 2006 the year will be 5767. If we add the 76 years to this date we get 5843. But because the Year according to Yahweh was to start in the Spring in the month of Nisan we can go back 6 months and get 5842 as this year until the 1st of Nisan in 2007 which will then be 5843.
What was it that these kings did to anger Yahweh so? We can read in Duet. 29:20 where Yahweh threatened to blot out the names of those who served other gods. And in Exodus 20:5 it says that the sins of the people will be visited to the 3rd and 4th generations of those who hate Him. What wicked King could this be? 2 Chron 24:7 For the sons of Athalyahu, that wrong woman, had broken into the house of Yahweh; and had also all the dedicated vessels of the house of Yahweh bestowed upon Baalim.
Because of this blasphemy, the city of Libnah revolted against Joram (2 Kings 8:22). Libnah was one of the cities of the Aaronic Preists (Joshua 21:13). Obviously they objected violently to Joramâ€™s desecration of the Solomonâ€™s temple. For Joramâ€™s blasphemy, Yahweh judged not only his wife Athaliah, but his son Ahaziah, and grandson Jehash, and great grandson Amazaih.
2 Kings 8: 24 So Joram rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel. 27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, like the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.
2 Kings 11: 1 When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being murdered; and they hid him and his nurse in the bedroom, from Athaliah, so that he was not killed. 3 So he was hidden with her in the house of the Lord for six years, while Athaliah reigned over the land.
20 So all the people of the land rejoiced; and the city was quiet, for they had slain Athaliah with the sword in the king’s house. 21 Jehoash was seven years old when he became king.
2 Kings 12: 1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash* became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem.
2 Kings 14: 1 In the second year of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, became king. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalemâ€¦â€¦.. 19 And they formed a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there. 20 Then they brought him on horses, and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the City of David. 21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.
This Azariah was also called Uzziah in 2 Kings 15:13 and is the Ozias of Mathew 1:8
Having now shown where the 76 year went missing, the question arises, â€˜Are we in the year 5766 or is it really 5842 leaving us 38 years to the conclusion of the 120th Jubilee cycles? The answer is I do not know for sure. Not 100% for sure.
But as I watch the signs I see a pattern which is leading me to conclude this is the last Jubilee Cycle. Time will prove me right or wrong. But one of the proofs I have has already been stated. It was 2 kings 19:29.
The Jubilee is mentioned in the Bible
When I first read this at Qadesh La Yahweh Press I was stunned at how plainly it was stated and at how many scholars had overlooked it and or discarded it. In 2 Kings 19:29 it reads ‘This shall be a sign to you: You shall eat this year such as grows of itself, And in the second year what springs from the same; Also in the third year sow and reap, Plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.
Did you get it.? Did you see what Yahweh said to Hezekiah? Read it again. It is so simply put, and so obvious. Read it again.
“This shall be a sign to you” Why did Hezekiah need a sign? Isaiah 37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, 22 this is the word which the Lord has spoken concerning him:
2 Kings 20:1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’ ” 2 Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying, 3 “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 5 “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. 6 And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.”
It was at this same time that Sennacherib king of Assyria was attacking Jerusalem. Hezekiah was sick and on his death bed. He was about to die when the attack started. And the sign that Jerusalem was going to be saved was that Hezekiah would live to eat this year such as grows of itself, And in the second year what springs from the same; Also in the third year sow and reap, Plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. On top of that or included in that, Yahweh said he would live another 15 years.
Edwin R. Thiele renown chronologist and author of The Mysterious Numbers of The Hebrew Kings states that Hezekiah died in 686 BC. 15 years earlier was 701 BC. Qadesh La Yahweh Press proves from many historical points of reference that the year Sennacherib king of Assyria, came to attack Jerusalem was in 701BC.
So what year is 701 BC? This was when Yahweh said Hezekiah would eat this year such as grows of itself. This means they did not plant a crop. Was this a land rest year, or did they not plant because of the advancing army of Sennacherib? If it was because of the advancing army why did they not plant after the army was defeated by the plague?
No, this was a land rest year. But not just any land rest year, because Yahweh said that Hezekiah would eat in the second year what springs from the same . That is, in the second year you could not plant yet again and had to eat what ever grew of its own accord.
In the Jubilee cycle there is only one time that this occurs. It is when the 49th year or the 7th land rest year is followed by the 50th year which is the Jubilee Year. And Yahweh is showing us that in the year 701 BC it was a 49th year and a land rest year. He is also showing us that the year 700 BC is the 50th year and is also the Year of Jubilee. It is also the first year in the next cycle of 49 years. How much more plainer can it be shown to us?
If this is a correct interpretation, then those land rest years that are mentioned in Josephus and Maccabees will fit the cycles without exception.
: A Sabbath year occurred in 456 BC Nehemiah 8:18
: A Sabbath year occurred in 162 BC 1 Macc 16:14 Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 134 BC 1 Macc & Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 43 BC as issued by Gaius Julius Caeser And Jos Antiq
: A Sabbath year occurred in 36 BC Jos Antiq 14:16:2
: A Sabbath year occurred in 22 BC Jos Antiq 15:9:1
: A Sabbath year occurred in 42 CE Jos Antiq 18:
: A Sabbath year occurred in 56 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 70 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 133 CE
: A Sabbath year occurred in 140 CE
456 BC turns out to be the 49th year and a land rest year. 162 BC also turns out to be the 49th year. 134 BC would be the 4th Sabbath year of that cycle. 43 BC would be the 3rd land rest year in that cycle, and 36 BC the fourth land rest year and 22 BC the sixth land rest of this cycle.
42 CE is the 1st land rest year of this cycle. 56 CE is the third land rest year. 70 CE is the fifth land rest year and 133 CE is the 49th year in this cycle while 140 CE is the first land rest year of the next cycle.
When doing your calculations remember there is no year â€˜0â€™ when going from 1BC to 1 CE. 3BC, 2BC, 1BC, 1CE, 2CE, 3CE, is counted as six years not seven.
If we count by sevens from 456 BC back to Hezekiahâ€™s time we will arrive at 701 BC. A land Rest year. Knowing this, we now know from Yahweh Himself that 700 BC was a Jubilee year.
Which Jubilee was it?
We read in 1 Kings 6:. 1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth* year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord. 1 Kings 11: 42 And the period that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.
Thiele in his book states that the start of Rehoboamâ€™s reign was 930 BC.
Time for a little math 701 BC to 930 BC is 229 Years. 480 years after the exodus, to the fourth year of Solomon to Hezekiah 480 plus 36 (36 is the number of years from the beginning to build the temple to the end of Solomonâ€™s reign in 930 BC) plus 229. The Exodus took place 430 years after they had entered the land which was when Abraham first entered Egypt. This was about when Abraham was 70. And by adding up all those years mentioned in the bible you will arrive at the birth of Abraham 1948 years after the Creation of Adam.
So 1948 plus 70 plus 430 plus 480 plus 36 plus 229 plus 701 BC =3894 BC By this simple addition we arrive at the creation of Adam in 3894 BC. Then as a cross reference we subtract 49 from this date repeatedly, until we arrive at 709 BC. Obviously this should have worked out to be 701 BC. Another simple addition. 3894 BC plus 2006 = 5900. We have too many years. 58 Years to many. Remember I said 49 X 120 = 5880 but that this year (2006) was 5842.
If we count forward in time from 701 BC by 49 year periods we arrive at 1995 as the 49th year and 1996 as the Year of Jubilee. If we also say this is the 119th Jubilee, we can multiply 119 X 49 and get a total of 5831 years up to 1995. 5831-1995 = 3836 + 1 for year â€˜0â€™ = 3837 BC.
When I come forward using Biblical chronology I can almost make all things fit in a logical chronology. But once again I end up out by 12 years using the existing information. If I move the whole list in the other direction I am out by 37 years. Many chronologist have a great deal of trouble from Jacob to Hezekiah due to the lack of verifiable information available.
I show you this to share the problem I have of making it known as to which Jubilee we are in. I am not 100% sure.
But if we divide 120 Jubilee Cycles by the 6 days of the week, or the six days of man, we end up with each day having 20 Jubilee periods. Or 20 X 49 = 980 Years for one day. The Messiah was to be killed, cut off, executed in the midst of the week. That was a Wednesday. This was the fourth day. Indeed the Messiah was killed on a Wednesday and the year was also the 3864th year from creation. In other words the year our Messiah was killed was 28 or 31 CE or 3864 after creation. 980 X 4 days =3920 years. 980 X 3 days = 2940. So we can see that He did indeed die on the prophetic 4th day. The temple too was destroyed in 70 CE which is 3906. 14 years before the prophetic day was to end and the prophetic 5th day was to start.
Adam too died at the age of 930. 50 years before the first prophetic day would end. In the day you eat of it you shall die.
One other note while I am on this subject. Note Isaiah 61: 1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God;
Our Messiah was born 3BC as shown in the article Conjunction or Sighted Which? But we all have always assumed He lived until he was 33 Â½ years old when He was crucified. Michael Rood in his 70 week Prophecy series clearly shows that the Messiah preached and did all His work starting in 27 CE before the Passover. One year later he was stoned to death on a tree on the Mount of Olives. From the time He was baptized in the Jordan until His death and up to the Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was given was a total of 70 weeks. This then makes His year of death 28 CE. This year of 28 CE is also a year in which the New Sighted Moon can be seen at such a time as to allow Passover to occur on a Wednesday. This year of 28 CE is also a Land rest year.
I have shown all this to demonstrate that we are close and also to show how I am unable to show with 100% accuracy that this is the last Jubilee. I strongly suspect it is as I will show you. But to say dogmatically that it is, I can not.
Where are We Now in Prophecy?
If 1996 was the last Jubilee year and if it also was the 119th Jubilee cycle as I am claiming, then what happens next? To find that answer we have to return to the Bible.
We first need to understand how Yahweh thinks concerning these Land Rest Years and Jubilee years.
We read in Daniel 9: 1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolationâ€™s of Jerusalem. This year was 521 BC
This revelation that Daniel has from Jeremiah is found in Jeremiah 25:8 “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Because you have not heard My words, 9 behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ says the Lord, ‘and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. 12 ‘Then it will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the Lord; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation.
Babylon was conquered in 537 BC. 70 years earlier was 607 BC But Jerusalem or Judah was attacked by Nebuchadrezzar, starting in 606 when Daniel was captured and the final destruction of Jerusalem taking place 586 BC on the 7th day of the fifth month.
Jeremiah again states this 70 Years in Jermiah 29:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the Lord. 10 For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
So Daniel knows the 70 year period is coming to a close. He does not know exactly when that time ends, but he knows it is close. So the beginning of this new prophecy of 70 weeks or 70 shabuwa, (periods of 7 or seventy sevens) is to start when the decree is given out.
Most believe this to be 70 times 7 years. Their reasoning is based on 2 Chronicles 36: 20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia: 21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
70 Years! That is 70 broken land rest years. To get 70 land rest years, you have to have 427 years. The assumption that you need 490 years of broken Sabbaths is wrong. One Jubilee cycle times ten. This is an assumption by unlearned men. Each Sabbatical cycle has 8 land rest in them, not 7. One on each of the 7th , 14th , 21st , 28th , 35th , 42nd and 49th years, but the 50th year is also a land rest year. When you add up these years, counting until you get to 70 broken land rest years you arrive at 427 years . In the 490 years there are 80 land rest years.
When we take the time when Jerusalem fell in 586 BC, and we add 427 year to it, we arrive at 1013 BC. This would have been the time during King Davidâ€™s Rule. Chronologist say that Solomon died in 930 BC after reigning 40 years. 930 plus 40 = 970 and King David ruled 40 years bringing us to 1010 BC. Very close to our date for broken land rest years.
So, does Yahweh consider these Land Rest Years and Jubilee Years lightly? No, I think not. Nor should we. They are very important to Him. So much so that He removed Judah from the land for 70 years to give the land itâ€™s rest which it had not had while Judah was on the land.
We have previously read from Leviticus 23, and 25. In Leviticus 26 we are told in the first 13 verses what Yahweh will do for us if we just obey Him. 1 ‘You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God. 2 You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the Lord. 3 ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, 4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. 6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land. 7 You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. 8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. 9 ‘For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you. 10 You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new. 11 I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people. 13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.
Notice the condition. ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them It is not enough that we know the law. We must live by the law. We must be doers of the law. Romans 2:13 for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified.
If we will not obey Yahweh, if we will not walk in these Statutes, if we will not keep these Commandments, and if we will not perform them, then the rest of Leviticus 26 tells us what Yahweh will do. Yahweh tells us what He will do to us if we obey and then He tells us what He will do if we will not obey. It is right there in Leviticus and is not some thing I am making up. You do not have to be a prophet to read His words. This is not rocket science. The simplest of men can understand. Will they though? Will you?
Leviticus 26: 14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
When we read the above text, it has little meaning to us today in the twenty-first century. Until you understand that Yahweh is talking about His commandments as contained in Leviticus 23 and 25; not just the Sabbath and the Holy Days, but also the Land Rest Years. You also need to understand that Yahweh is talking to Israel and to Judah. Combining all the information that has been spoken about up until now we are talking about the Land Rest Years and have determined that the last Jubilee year was in 1996, with 1995 being the 49th year and the seventh land rest year.
If 1996 is the Jubilee year, it is also the 1st year of the next seven years in Yahwehâ€™s Jubilee cycle. We read in Leviticus 26:16 Yahwehâ€™s first punishment. I will appoint ;Terror over you.
;fever which consume the eyes
To me the remaining of the verse seems to cover the over-all punishment. So I will focus just on these three. Again, who is this addressed too? It is addressed to Israel and to Judah. Israel is the United States, England, Australia and Canada, as well as Norway Sweden, France, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, South Africa, and other countries of North Western Europe. Judah is represented by the State of Israel and the Jewish people. So this curse is applicable to these countries and these peoples.
The word â€˜Terrorâ€™ used inLeviticus 26:16 is Behalah in Hebrew and is used 4 times in scriptures. Twice to denote trouble and two for terror. The word ‘Terror’ from the Concise Oxford Dictionary states Terror as Extreme Fear. A Terror-ist is one who favors or uses terror- inspiring methods of governing or of coercing government or community. Terrorize is to fill with terror.
From http://philologos.org/bpr/files/j006.htm At the Western Wall today ( Mar 22, 2001)and in yeshivas and synagogues and religious schools throughout Israel the sound of shofar blasts, the singing of Hebrew Psalms and cries and tears and wails of repentance were heard in response to a declaration by the Gedolei Yisrael (Great Ones of Israel) formally recognizing the beginning of the “time of Jacob’s trouble.”
Thursday, March 22, 2001 (the 27th of Adar, 5761), was earlier designated the time to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nisan, (the first day of Nisan), since the first day of Nisan actually falls on Sunday. Ordinarily Rosh Chodesh Nisan is designated a Yom Kippur Katan (a small Yom Kippur).
So over the past 24 hours the Jewish community here in Israel and throughout the world has united in prayer. What is unusual about this year’s Yom Kippur Katan is that in light of the 6-month-old Palestinian uprising which has claimed the lives of 57 Israelis, including more than 20 through the direct involvement and participation of Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, the rabbis have added the designation as “a time of Jacob’s trouble.”
Further it is signed by ALL 27 of the leading Orthodox and Chassidic sages, both the “maranan verabonon” (masters and teachers) and the “gedolei ha-Torah vehaChassidus (Torah sages among the Chassidut).” The declaration begins and is formally designated:
“IT IS A TROUBLED TIME FOR YA’ACOV BUT HE WILL BE SAVED.”
Jacob is often used to denote Israel. The title of Israel was passed down to the son of Jacob, Joseph, and to his son Manasseh and Ephraim. Manassehâ€™s children became known as Machir [haMahir] by the Assyrians. Later they were called Amyrgian Scyths [Amyrgio Scuthae], as well as, [Margiana, Marycaei, Maruca] during the Assyrian Captivity. As time marched on they became known as Gimirri Umurgah at around 522-486 BC by the Babylonians and after they were freed by the Babylonians and Medes. Still, later as these people migrated to northwestern Europe they were called Umerga – Amyrgio – Umerugi [Saxon Germany], Mercian Saxons [England], Maruka – Skati Maruka Abis Maurungani around 700 CE. Still, later on some were known as Ap-Meryk – Son of Machir– until in 1470 we have in ancient records Richard Ameryk and other records still with the title America – Land of Machir 1451-1512.
Taken from Yair Davidiyâ€™s book The Tribes.
So this should now be very clear as to whom these blessings and curses from Leviticus apply. To the richest nation ever blessed on the face of the earth, just as Yahweh said He would to Abraham, now comes the curse that will destroy her for not following and obeying Him. These things are to be applied to the United States of America. Manasseh !
Let us now begin to look at the curses that have been set upon our great countries.
In August of 1996, the same year which is year one of the new Jubilee Cycle, Osama Ben Laden issued a â€˜declaration of warâ€™ against the USA and her allies. Although he had made other attempts, it was not until August 7 1998 that he successfully attacked the US Embassies in Dar Es Salaam , Tanzania and Nairobi , Kenya . 224 people were killed and over 4,000 wounded in simultaneous car bomb attacks.
An aerial photograph of the bombed U.S. Embassy in Nairobi Kenya
. In October of 2000, seventeen sailors were killed and 39 others were injured in the suicide blast against the USS Cole, an American Navy Destroyer, That attack was launched by Osama Ben Laden
The attacks began with the hijacking of four commercial airliners departing from East Coast airports, fueled for flights to California. With jet fuel capacities of nearly 24,000 U.S. gallons (91,000 liters) or 144,000 pounds (65,455 kilograms), each aircraft effectively became an incendiary guided missile..
Â· American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767-223, wide-body aircraft crashed into the north side of the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) at 8:46:30 a.m. local time .
Â· United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767-222, crashed into the South Tower at 9:02:59 a.m. local time, an event covered live by television broadcasters from around the world who had their cameras trained on the buildings after the earlier crash.
Â· American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-223, crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37:46 a.m. local time.
Â· United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757-222, crashed in a field in southwest Pennsylvania just outside of Shanksville, about 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., at 10:03:11 a.m. local time , with parts and debris found up to eight miles away. The crash in Pennsylvania is believed to have resulted from the hijackers either deliberately crashing the aircraft or losing control of it as they fought with the passengers.
No one onboard any of the hijacked aircraft survived.
The fatalities were in the thousands, with 2973 people killed, including 246 on the four planes, 2602 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. Among the fatalities were 343 New York City Fire firefighters, 23 New York City Police Department officers, and 37 Port Authority police officers. Also, a further 24 people remain listed as missing in the attack on the World Trade Center to this day.
In addition to the 110-floor Twin Towers of the World Trade Center itself, five other buildings at the World Trade Center site, including 7 World Trade and the Marriott Hotel, and four New York City Subway stations were destroyed or badly damaged. In total, on Manhattan Island, 25 buildings were damaged and all seven buildings of the World Trade Center Complex had to be razed. Later, an eighth building, the Deutsche Bank Building across Liberty Street from the World Trade Center complex had to be demolished as well, due to the uninhabitable, toxic conditions inside the office tower. Communications equipment such as broadcast radio, television and two-way antenna towers were damaged beyond repair. In Arlington County, a portion of the Pentagon was severely damaged by fire and one section of the building collapsed.
The explosion resulting from the crashing of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. A huge plume of smoke and fire can be seen emerging from the North Tower to the left.
A picture of The Pentagon after it was hit by Flight 77, before the wall collapsed. This picture taken from a video filming the pentagon after the crash.
All Pitures and News stories from wikipedia. org
The July 7/ 2005 London bombings were a series of coordinated bomb blasts that struck Londonâ€™s public transport system during the morning rush hour.
At 8:50 a.m. three bombs exploded within 50 seconds of each other on three London Underground trains. A fourth bomb exploded on a bus nearly an hour later at 9:47 a.m. in Tavistock Square. The bombings led to a severe, day-long disruption of the city’s transport and mobile telecommunications infrastructure.
There was initially a great deal of confused information from police sources as to the origin, method, and even timings of the explosions. Forensic examiners had originally determined the explosives to have been military grade plastic explosive, and as the blasts were thought to have been simultaneous, that timed detonators of equivalent sophistication were employed. This all changed as the real story emerged.
Fifty-two people were murdered in the attacks; the four perpetrators also died, and about 700 injured, of whom about 100 required overnight hospital treatment or more.
Emergency services surround the wreckage of a bus ripped apart as part of a coordinated terrorist attack in London in July 2005.
Source: BBC News
On 21 July 2005, four attempted bomb attacks disrupted part of Londonâ€™s public transport system two weeks after the 7 July 2005 London bombings. The explosions occurred around midday at Sheppardâ€™s Bush, Warren and Oval stations on London Underground, and on a bus in Bethnal Green. It has been reported that a fifth bomber dumped his device without attempting to set it off
From MSNBC- April 22, 2005 – Terror attacks and kidnappings worldwide exceeded 10,000 for the first time last year, propelled in part by a surge in Iraq, according to government figures
During the Hezbollah rocket campaign in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict that began in July, Hezbollah has fired rockets into Israel, landing in all major cities of northern Israel including Haifa, Hadera, Nazareth, Illit, Tiberias, Nahriya, Tzfat, Afula, Kiryat Shmona, Beit Sheâ€™an Karmiel and Maalot, and dozens of kibbutzim, moshavim, and Druze and Arab villages, as well as the northern West Bank. It also hit a hospital in Tzfat in northern Galilee on the 18th of July, wounding 8.
As of August 13, 2006, Hezbollah has fired about 3,900 rockets into Israel during the first four and a half weeks of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, killing 44 civilians and 106 soldiers including 12 reserve soldiers, and wounding some 1400 civilians.
Map showing some of the Israeli localities attacked by rockets fired from Lebanese soil as of Monday 7 August 2006
Picture of Hezbollah rocket launcher originally shown on Al-Manar but reproduced on Israel 10 TV station news report 2006. Al-Manar logo appears under Channel 10 strap on top right, Channel 10 logo appears top left.
Hezbollahâ€™s Terrorizing Missiles
Thursday, August 17, 2006
During the Hezbollah-Israel war the world was bombarded with sound-bites, images and headlines of Lebanese civilian deaths. Exploiting the situation, Hezbollah and its accomplices saw to it that photo opportunities abounded. In appalling disrespect for the dead, Hezbollah fighters and rescue workers would think nothing of posing with dead bodies for over an hour to maximize their propaganda value.
Israeli civilian deathsâ€”not caused inadvertently during the messy task of conducting a war, but rather by a deliberate strategy of terrorizing and murdering civiliansâ€”were largely hidden from view. So too was the terrifying ordeal of living under constant threat of indiscriminate missile attacks.
Perhaps the notion of terroristsâ€™ rockets conjures up an image of a rather primitive weapon, able to cause little harm. Not so; in fact, not only had Hezbollah obtained sophisticated missiles, but had them modified to inflict maximum damage to people. Kenneth Timmerman described the lethality of Hezbollahâ€™s rockets in an article on FrontPageMagazine.com:
These Iranian-made Fajr-3 rockets have a range of around 43 kilometers, and carry a 50 kilogram warhead packed with thousands of deadly ball bearings.
These are terrorist mass-kill weapons, designed to kill as many civilians as possible. No one standing within a 50-meter radius of one of these incoming rockets can survive, Israeli bomb experts say. The Fajr-3 was used with great success in a July 16 attack that killed eight railway workers at a repair depot in downtown Haifa.
“When they showed me the small pellets packed inside, I thought they were showing me a suicide bomber belt,” Haifa mayor Yona Yahav told me. In fact, Iran modeled the design of the Fajr-3 warhead on the suicide bomber belts, with the clear aim of maximizing its lethality.
Syria supplied similar rockets to Hezbollah, packed with ball bearings. Hezbollah purchased smaller rockets from Communist China, after they had been similarly modified.
No wonder the Israeli streets became deserted, with hundreds of thousands fleeing south and the rest largely holing up underground. It was this fact, together with Israeli warning systems that in some cases gave people upwards of a minute to flee to safety, that prevented more-massive casualties. As it was, 43 Israeli civilians became the victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks and a further 1,489 were injured, 33 of those being seriously wounded. In addition, 2,773 were treated for shock and anxiety.
Consider, for example, the effect Hezbollahâ€™s terror-inducing weapons had on Haifa, Israelâ€™s third-largest city, where downtown turned into a virtual ghost town, and the port became completely deserted. From Haifa, David Aikman wrote:
Compared with the northern part of Israel as a whole, where some 1 million people have lived in shelters since the rockets started falling, Haifaâ€™s suffering might not, at first sight, seem very onerous. But the scenes of destruction, bloodshed, and chaos at the explosion sites of Katyushas, as the Hezbollah rockets are called, are terrifying. One half of a three-story building in the cityâ€™s Bat Galim district was totally demolished when it was struck by a 220-mm caliber rocketâ€”the preferred Hezbollah ordnance for Haifa, because it can travel further and carry more explosives. An amateur videographer a few houses away caught the devastation a few seconds after impact as a corpse hung crumpled over in a chair teetering on the blown-out edge of the second floor. The faÃ§ades of houses across the street and street signs 50 yards away were peppered with clean holes from the warheadâ€™s 30,000 ball bearings, which fan out on impact and can blast clean through thick steel, the better to kill as many civilians as possible.
The barrage of rockets has now ceased, but for the residents of Haifaâ€”and hundred of thousand of other Israelisâ€”to think that Hezbollah still has thousands of these weapons of terror, and likely worse, stocked away certainly cannot be a comforting thought.
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(Emphasis in bold is mine)
Before we move on we have one more point to make. During the rocket attacks on Haifa, people were fleeing by the thousands. Who was pursuing them? No one! Now read the last part of this curse again. Leviticus 26: 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
The citizens of Haifa were justifiably terrified of being killed by the rocket attacks of Hezbollah. Hezbollah was not advancing on them or chasing them. Yet the whole of northern Israel was deserted as people fled south or fled to the bomb shelters on a moments notice.
Notice what was said during the Israel Lebanon conflict, Hezbollah head Hassan Nasrallah vows rocket strikes on towns in central Israel, calling it a “temporary country” and asking “When in any Arab-Israeli conflict were two million Israelis forced to flee or enter bomb shelters?”
I think I have made a very strong case for the Terror part of Yahwehâ€™s Curse. Lets now look at the next part; wasting disease .
Scientists think that up to 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimerâ€™s Disease. The disease usually begins after age 60, and risk goes up with age. While younger people also may get AD, it is much less common. About 5 percent of men and women ages 65 to 74 have AD, and nearly half of those age 85 and older may have the disease. It is important to note, however, that Alzheimerâ€™s Disease is not a normal part of aging.
The World Health Organization estimated that between 2.8 and 3.5 million people with AIDS died in 2004. An estimated 60% of people with AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa, where medical procedures including blood transfusions remain sources of new AIDS cases http://www.eldis.org/static/DOC11661.htm.
There are so many diseases that waste away and cause infirmity, that it goes with out saying. You can see the curse is already upon us.
When we read the next curse of Leviticus 26:18 take special notice of the phrase â€˜I will punish you seven times more for your sins.â€™ In Daniel and in Revelation it uses times time and Â½ time. Denoting 3 Â½ years. In this scripture and in the chapters preceding this one we have been talking about Land Rest years every 7 years. These curses follow not keeping those land rest years. So in this case we are talking about the next seven years after the first seven have been executed which were by Terror. This by no means is the end of the Terror curse. It continues and is now added to by the next curse. Terror was for the first seven years, from 1996 to 2002. On top of the Terror curse which will continue and possibly increase in severity is the next curse which will be for seven more years or until 2009.
In Leviticus 26:18 we read ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19 I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.
Starting in 2002 Our Father Yahweh, not mother nature, not the green house effect, not air pollution, or Ozone deficiency nor any other of the many scientific terminology’s out there, but Our Father Yahweh Himself, began sending heat waves and eventually drought upon our nations.
Has HE done this? Can you tell? Or are you still sitting in the pot of water that is starting to boil? Are you still doubting and hiding your head in the sand?
Again so you know that it is not just me saying this look at what the headlines are stating, and read them.
More than 60 percent of U.S. in drought
By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press Writer July 29, 2006
STEELE, N.D. – More than 60 percent of the United States now has abnormally dry or drought conditions, stretching from Georgia to Arizona and across the north through the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin, said Mark Svoboda, a climatologist for the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
An area stretching from south central North Dakota to central South Dakota is the most drought-stricken region in the nation, Svoboda said.
“It’s the epicenter,” he said. “It’s just like a wasteland in north central South Dakota.”
Conditions aren’t much better a little farther north. Paul Smokov and his wife, Betty, raise several hundred cattle on their 1,750-acre ranch north of Steele, a town of about 760 people.
Fields of wheat, durum and barley in the Dakotas this dry summer will never end up as pasta, bread or beer. What is left of the stifled crops has been salvaged to feed livestock struggling on pastures where hot winds blow clouds of dirt from dried-out ponds.
Some ranchers have been forced to sell their entire herds, and others are either moving their cattle to greener pastures or buying more already-costly feed. Hundreds of acres of grasslands have been blackened by fires sparked by lightning or farm equipment.
“These 100-degree days for weeks steady have been burning everything up,” said Steele Mayor Walter Johnson, who added that he’d prefer 2 feet of snow over this weather.
Farm ponds and other small bodies of water have dried out from the heat, leaving the residual alkali dust to be whipped up by the wind. The blowing, dirt-and-salt mixture is a phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in south central North Dakota since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, Johnson said.
North Dakota’s all-time high temperature was set here in July 1936, at 121. Smokov, now 81, remembers that time and believes conditions this summer probably are worse.
“I could see this coming in May,” Smokov said of the parched pastures and wilted crops. “That’s the time the good Lord gives us our general rains. But we never got them this year.”
Brad Rippey, a federal Agriculture Department meteorologist in Washington, said this year’s drought is continuing one that started in the late 1990s. “The 1999 to 2006 drought ranks only behind the 1930s and the 1950s. It’s the third-worst drought on record â€” period,” Rippey said.
Svoboda was reluctant to say how bad the current drought might eventually be.
“We’ll have to wait to see how it plays out â€” but it’s definitely bad,” he said. “And the drought seems to not be going anywhere soon.”
Herman Schumacher, who owns Herreid Livestock Auction in north central South Dakota, said his company is handling more sales than ever because of the drought.
In May, June and July last year, his company sold 3,800 cattle. During the same months this year, more than 27,000 cattle have been sold, he said.
“I’ve been in the barn here for 25 years and I can’t even compare this year to any other year,” Schumacher said.
He said about 50 ranchers have run cows through his auction this year.
“Some of them just trimmed off their herds, but about a third of them were complete dispersions â€” they’ll never be back,” he said.
“This county is looking rough â€” these 100-degree days are just killing us,” said Gwen Payne, a North Dakota State University extension agent in Kidder County, where Steele is located.
The Agriculture Department says North Dakota last year led the nation in production of 15 different commodity classes, including spring wheat, durum wheat, barley, oats, canola, pinto beans, dry edible peas, lentils, flaxseed, sunflower and honey.
North Dakota State University professor and researcher Larry Leistritz said it’s too early to tell what effect this year’s drought will have on commodity prices. Flour prices already have gone up and may rise more because of the effect of drought on wheat.
“There will be somewhat higher grain prices, no doubt about it,” Leistritz said. “With livestock, the short-term effect may mean depressed meat prices, with a larger number of animals being sent to slaughter. But in the longer run it may prolong the period of relatively high meat prices.”
Eventually, more than farmers could suffer.
“Agriculture is not only the biggest industry in the state, it’s just about the only industry,” Leistritz said. “Communities live or die with the fortunes of agriculture.”
Susie White, who runs the Lone Steer motel and restaurant in Steele, along Interstate 94, said even out-of-state travelers notice the drought.
“Even I never paid attention to the crops around here. But I notice them now because they’re not there,” she said.
“We’re all wondering how we’re going to stay alive this winter if the farmers don’t make any money this summer,” she said.
Australia Wheat Down Under
July 17, 2006
Dry Conditions Reduce Crop Size
Dry conditions throughout Australiaâ€™s grain growing regions have reduced production potential of the 2006/07 wheat crop. Production is forecast to decrease from last year due to a revised lower area. Area is forecast lower this season, as a result of inadequate rainfall during the Australian summer and fall seasons thereby limiting sown area and crop establishment. Significant area reductions are anticipated in all states, most appreciably in Western Australia (WA).
Rainfall Below Normal
Most winter grain regions recorded below average rainfall during the Australian summer. The opportunities for an average wheat area have diminished as the dry conditions persisted into the normal sowing. Wheat areas of Australia received only 50 percent of normal precipitation for the critical sowing period May to June. Additional rainfall is needed to avoid yield loss. The last major drop in production occurred in 2002, also a result of very dry conditions, particularly in the east.
Satellite Imagery Indicates Reduced Crop Area
Drought conditions have affected the wheat belt of all states. MODIS Satellite imagery shows drastic reduction in planted area and delays occurring in 2006 as compared to 2005 for the largest producing state Western Australia accounting for 36 percent of national crop.
Forecast Revised Lower
The 2006/07 Australia wheat production is forecast at 21.5 million tons in July, down 2.5 million or 10 percent from last month, and down 2.0 or 8 percent from last year. The area forecast is 11.5 million hectares, down 1.3 million or 10 percent from last month, and down 3.0 million or 12 percent from last year. The yield forecast is 1.87 tons per hectare. This yield is below the five-year average excluding the severe drought of 2002.
Australia: Wheat Background Information
Wheat is Australiaâ€™s most important crop, with a seasonal gross value approaching 3 billion Australian dollars. Australian wheat is a major competitor with US wheat exports. Wheat is grown as a “winter” crop (autumn-winter-spring), often in rotation with pasture. Wheat production is concentrated on the mainland in a narrow crescent known as the “wheat belt.” The eastern portion of the wheat belt stretches in a curve, inland from the Dividing Range, from central Queensland through New South Wales, Victoria, and southern South Australia. The western portion of the wheat belt continues around the southwestern area of Western Australia. Wheat planted area the past five seasons (2001/02 – 2005/06) has averaged 12.4 million hectares, producing 21.5 million tons, with a national yield of 1.87 kilograms per hectare.
Current USDA area and production estimates for grains and other agricultural commodities are available on PECAD’s Agricultural Production page or at . http://www.fas.usda.gov/page_moved.asp?name=PSD%20Online&path=/psdonline/psdHome.aspx
WORLD GRAIN STOCKS FALL TO 57 DAYS OF CONSUMPTION:
Grain Prices Starting to Rise
Lester R. Brown
This yearâ€™s world grain harvest is projected to fall short of consumption by 61 million tons, marking the sixth time in the last seven years that production has failed to satisfy demand. As a result of these shortfalls, world carryover stocks at the end of this crop year are projected to drop to 57 days of consumption, the shortest buffer since the 56-day-low in 1972 that triggered a doubling of grain prices.
World carryover stocks of grain, the amount in the bin when the next harvest begins, are the most basic measure of food security. Whenever stocks drop below 60 days of consumption, prices begin to rise. It thus came as no surprise when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projected in its June 9 world crop report that this yearâ€™s wheat prices will be up by 14 percent and corn prices up by 22 percent over last yearâ€™s.
This price projection assumes normal weather during the summer growing season. If the weather this year is unusually good, then the price rises may be less than those projected, but if this yearâ€™s harvest is sharply reduced by heat or drought, they could far exceed the projected rises.
With carryover stocks of grain at the lowest level in 34 years, the world may soon be facing high grain and oil prices at the same time (See Figure). For the scores of low-income countries that import both oil and grain, this prospect is a sobering one.
The 2006 world grain harvest of 1,984 million tons, estimated by the USDA in its June crop report, is down 24 million tons from last year, or roughly one percent. It is down three percent from the historical high of 2,044 million tons produced in 2004.
World grain consumption has risen in each of the last 45 years except for threeâ€”1974, 1988, and 1995â€”when tight supplies and sharp price hikes lowered consumption (See Figure). Growth in world grain demand, traditionally driven by population growth and rising incomes, is also now being driven by the fast growing demand for grain-based fuel ethanol for cars.
Roughly 60 percent of the world grain harvest is consumed as food, 36 percent as feed, and 3 percent as fuel. While the use of grain for food and feed grows by roughly 1 percent per year, that used for fuel is growing by over 20 percent per year.
Although the rate of world population growth is projected to slow further, the number of people to be added is expected to remain above 70 million a year until 2020. Each year the worldâ€™s farmers must try to feed an additional 70 million people, good weather or bad. This growth is concentrated in the Indian subcontinent and sub-Saharan Africa, which is where most of the worldâ€™s hungry people live.
When incomes begin to rise, low-income consumers diversify their diets, shifting from a diet dominated by starchy foods, such as rice, corn, wheat, and cassava, to a more diverse diet, one that incorporates grain-intensive products such as meat, milk, and eggs. In high-income countries like the United States and Canada, grain consumed indirectly in the form of livestock products far exceeds that consumed directly as food.
Rising incomes worldwide are enabling some 3 or 4 billion low-income consumers to move up the food chain, consuming more poultry, pork, beef, milk, eggs, and farmed fish. World meat production, which climbed from 44 million tons in 1950 to 265 million tons in 2005, moves higher each year. During this 55-year span, production per person more than doubled, going from 17 kilograms to 41 kilograms.
The newest, potentially huge claimant on world grain supplies, the use of grain to produce fuel ethanol, is concentrated in the United States where a projected 55 million tons, or one fifth of the projected 268-million-ton corn harvest for 2006, will be used for this purpose. This year the climbing use of corn to produce automotive fuel will catch up with the U.S. export of corn, which is also estimated at 55 million tons (See Figure). For perspective, although 55 million tons is only 16 percent of the U.S. grain harvest, it exceeds the total grain harvest of Canada.
Farmers are facing a record growth in the demand for grain at a time when the backlog of technology to raise grain yields is shrinking, when underground water reserves are being depleted, and when rising temperatures threaten to shrink future harvests.
Water tables are now falling and wells are going dry in countries that contain half the worldâ€™s people, including the big three grain producersâ€”China, India, and the United States. In China, water shortages have helped lower the wheat harvest from its peak of 123 million tons in 1997 to below 100 million tons in recent years. Water shortages are also making it more difficult for farmers in India to expand their grain harvest. In parts of the United States, such as the Texas panhandle and in western Oklahoma and Kansas, depletion of the Ogallala aquifer has forced farmers to return to lower-yield dryland farming.
The worldâ€™s farmers are also losing water to cities. In the United States, for example, hardly a day goes by without another sale of irrigation water to small towns or large cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Denver. Some of these water sales are by individual farmers selling water rights to a local town. Others represent sales of water rights by entire irrigation districts, as in parts of California.
The widespread overpumping of aquifers for irrigation means we are feeding ourselves with water that belongs to the next generation. While it is widely recognized that the world is facing a future of water shortages, not everyone has connected the dots to see that this likely also means a future of food shortages.
Perhaps the most dangerous threat to future food security is the rise in temperature. Among crop ecologists there is now a consensus that for each temperature rise of 1 degree Celsius above the historical average during the growing season, we can expect a 10 percent decline in grain yields. When describing weather-reduced harvests, crop analysts often refer to the crop prospect when weather returns to normal. They fail to realize that with the earthâ€™s climate now in flux, there is no longer a norm to return to.
More and more in recent years, crop-withering heat waves have led to major crop losses. For a recent example, the early estimate of Indiaâ€™s wheat harvest this year of 73 million tons dropped to 68 million tons as high temperatures during the cropâ€™s critical growth stage in January and February shrank the harvest.
The troubling constraints on grain production growth, such as spreading water shortages and rising temperatures, are making it difficult for farmers to keep up with the record growth in demand. As a result the world grain market may become a sellerâ€™s market, one where higher grain prices, like high oil prices, are an integral part of the economic landscape.
By BILL BLAKEMORE
Methane Burps and Heat Waves: Global Warming Made Visible
Super Computer Predicts Rising Temperatures as Escaping Gas Bubbles Up Through the Sea
Aug. 4, 2006 â€” No two credible scientists agree exactly what the temperature will be at any one spot on Earth one year much less 20 years from now, but virtually all of them agree that manmade global warming is making Earth’s temperature rise. And now they have two very sobering, visual ways to explain how â€” that until now were hidden.
The first is in the basement of a futuristic building in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies and requires a special pass, the other is down on the sea floor off the coast of California, requiring SCUBA gear and a waterproof map.
The gigantic super-computer in the basement of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., is so big you can walk down the aisles inside it, the walls of the sleek black servers at either elbow, wrapped in the constant hum of air coolers and countless trillions of silicon chip operations working day and night to calculate the climate future over the next several decades of the only home we’ve got: Earth.
“These super computers are getting more and more powerful every year,” scientist Jerry Meehl told us as he gave us the tour. “It makes the computers we were using for global warming predictions back in the 1980s look primitive.”
And even those computers, we now know from events such as the double heat wave just past, were predicting accurately.
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder have now figured out how to project the computer predictions â€” which used to be just rows of numbers â€” in the form of changing colors on a 5-foot sphere with the continents outlined on it.
A number of these spheres are now being installed in museums around the United States and the world, so the world can see what it’s in for.
With green and blue for cooler temperatures, scientists and regular folks can watch the digitized projectors paint the globe, starting in 1870. Along about 1990, the globe grows yellower â€” warmer â€” and is entirely yellow by 2001.
Then comes the sobering part. Red, for much warmer, starts to appear in North America â€”
and other continents â€” and by 2051 the United States is almost entirely red.
That’s only 45 years from now, when today’s toddlers will barely be in middle age.
There Is Consensus, The Earth Is Getting Warmer, Faster
The leading climate scientists now generally agree that earth in the coming decades will warm another 2 degrees Fahrenheit no matter what we do â€” partly because carbon dioxide, the major manmade greenhouse gas, stays in the atmosphere about a hundred years.
That’s in addition to the average of 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit the Earth has already warmed from manmade causes â€” which though it doesn’t sound like much (remember, it’s a single-number average for the entire planet) has already, say most scientists, given us disappearing glaciers worldwide, drought and famine, increasingly frequent and more intense heat waves and millions of species in ecosystems everywhere scrambling for cooler ground but often running into uncrossable highways and ever-expanding human development.
Even scarier is the other sight, about 20 meters down off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif.: bubbles, millions of bubbles of methane â€” 20 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
The methane is bubbling up naturally from some of the enormous natural undersea reservoirs of the gas mostly locked into the frozen mud under the sea floor.
Scientists have just released video showing how, for the first time, they have been able to measure these natural up-wellings to tell whether, if large amounts of this methane ever thawed out from its deep sea beds, it would reach the atmosphere, rather than being absorbed in the water, and thus make the earth even hotter.
The findings of oceanographer Ira Leifer et al, published in a strictly peer-reviewed scientific journal, are that it would do just that.
In other words, all that undersea methane is a potential “positive feedback” of catastrophic proportions.
If warming currents, such as those already detected by scientists at depth, begin to thaw these methane beds, it will make the atmosphere, and consequently the sea currents, even warmer, and melt out more methane.
A number of scientists tell me that would take the Earth up into temperatures humankind has never experienced â€” and probably could not survive.
They believe it’s happened for natural reasons before â€” before, for example, the Jurassic age, when dinosaurs, but no humans, roamed the earth.
That’s why they insist we must stop the unnatural burning of fossil fuels â€” oil, coal and gas â€” which risks giving such a methane mega-burp an artificial kick that could â€” hard as this is to take in â€” end civilization.
Small doses are the best way to take in such news.
Psychologists tell us that a little denial when facing truly frightening news can, at first, be a good thing. It helps us hold ourselves together in face of the threat, helps keep our “meaning systems” intact.
As long as we keep working back towards reality.
No child wants to think it can harm the basic wellbeing of a protective parent who provides its only world.
They can’t even believe they could do such a thing.
Climate scientists are telling us we are doing just that to our own Mother Earth, and we should believe it.
By BILL BLAKEMORE and CLAYTON SANDELL
Global Warming Could Slam Food SupplyFood Prices Could Rise as Farmers in California’s Prolific San Joaquin Valley Feel the Effects
FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2006 â€” Suppose the dinner on your table last night had cost 20 times what it did? Or 50 times as much?
Scientists say global warming very likely has something like that in store in the coming decades.
The agricultural abundance Americans have long taken for granted and the low food prices that go with it, they say, now face a withering enemy â€” and the recent blows to California agriculture are a taste of things to come.
The threat to the state’s $30 billion agriculture industry has farmers and legislators battling over differing ideas about how to deal with what climatologists tell them future temperatures in the Golden State will likely be before mid-century.
In the very short term, a number of food prices will be creeping up over the next few months as the impact of the 21-day double heat wave of 2006 works its way from withered fields to the market shelves.
In that double heat wave, Fresno County, Calif., alone suffered $85 million in beef, dairy and poultry losses. That’s not surprising, as they had 20 days exceeding 100 degrees, including three consecutive days of 113 degrees.
Scientists have linked this latest heat assault to man-made global warming in a number of ways, most simply because it fit exactly the global warming pattern of more frequent and more intense heat waves predicted 30 years ago.
Scientists now calculate that man-made global warming makes the chances of events such as the deadly 2003 European heat wave, which killed more than 35,000 people, twice as likely â€” and that by 2040 Europe could well experience such serious heat waves every other year.
Or take the case these past three weeks of one of America’s most taken-for-granted miracles: the cornucopia of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Sprinklers to wet the panting cows in the San Joaquin’s massive dairy and meat farms, and fans to cool them, were not enough. Thousands of cows dropped dead in the heat.
This one valley grows nearly half of America’s fruits and vegetables. You’ve most likely tasted some recently, wherever in the United States you are.
August 7, 2006
Global Climate Change Is Happening Now
Scientists Fear Global Warming Is Irreversible and Its Effects Possibly Disastrous
July 12, 2006 — Scientists waited a long time to declare that global warming was real. And they waited even longer to declare that it resulted from human activities.
And they are still waiting to announce what is becoming increasingly obvious: It isn’t going to take nearly as long as had been expected for profound changes to take place.
Good scientists are always cautious scientists, and that chiefly explains their reticence. But now, nearly every research institution involved in the study of global climate change â€” from the American Academy of Sciences to the atmospheric department at your local university â€” has issued reports citing overwhelming evidence that the planet is changing.
But how much will it change? How will that affect us? And how soon?
Those are the tough questions, and some of the answers will remain elusive for years to come. After all, predicting climate, even day to day, is foggy at best. Given the variables, it may be the most difficult science of all.
But many experts confide privately what they aren’t yet ready to announce publicly: Change is accelerating at a dramatic rate.
A cascading effect is now in place. Rising temperatures cause greater releases of greenhouse gases, which in turn cause temperatures to rise, resulting in even more gases being released, and so on.
The most disturbing report on that phenomenon was published recently in Science. But like so many reports, it seems to deal with events so far away and so arcane that it’s easy to look the other way. Yet the consequences will land on everybody’s doorstep.
Here’s the bottom line of that report: The permafrost that blankets northern Siberia is thawing.
Wow, you say, Siberia. So far away.
But here’s the statement that needs to be printed on every politician’s forehead.
That permafrost contains 75 times more carbon than is released by burning fossil fuel around the entire planet for an entire year. That number is worth repeating. More carbon than all our cars and factories will release in 75 years.
Cyclone Larry Devastates Australian Towns, Crops; Second Storm Approaches
Stephanie Peatling in Sydney
for National Geographic News
March 21, 2006
Northern Queensland, Australia (see map), which was battered by Cyclone Larry on Monday morning, is bracing for more wild weather later in the week.
A second tropical cyclone, Wati, has reached Category Two status and is slowly approaching the continent’s northeastern coast.
A satellite view shows Cyclone Larry as it crossed the coast of northern Queensland, Australia, on March 19 at 12:33 p.m. Coordinated Universal Time.
Larry made landfall as a Category Five storm with winds of up to 180 miles an hour (290 kilometers an hour), tearing the roofs off buildings and leaving about 120,000 people without power.
Image courtesy Australian Bureau of Meteorology/Processed from data received from the geostationary meteorological satellite MTSAT-1R operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical cyclones, which are known as hurricanes when they form in the North Atlantic Ocean basin, are often ranked in intensity according to the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Larry crossed the coast on Monday as a Category Five stormâ€”the strongest on the intensity scaleâ€”with winds of up to 180 miles an hour (290 kilometers an hour). The tempest tore the roofs off buildings and left about 120,000 people without power.
About 30 people have been treated for minor injuries and a hundred are being housed in emergency accommodations.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Tropical Cyclone Warning Center has now downgraded Larry from a cyclone to a severe low-pressure system.
Strong winds are still whipping across the region, but the storm is expected to dissipate completely before it reaches the Northern Territory border.
Meanwhile Cyclone Wati has been steadily moving toward the Queensland coast, and an upper-level storm system moving into the region is complicating predictions of the cyclone’s path.
According to a bulletin issued today by the Bureau of Meteorology, Wati could be captured by the system and move parallel to the coast, or it could linger over open water until the system weakens and then resume its track toward land.
As officials monitor Wati’s activities, hundreds of police and defense force personnel have been sent to northern Queensland to help with cleanup efforts.
Local disaster response teams are estimating the cleanup could take up to six weeks, but continued poor weather is hampering efforts to survey the damage.
Typhoon Saomai death toll rises in China
Fri Aug 18, 11:57 PM ET
BEIJING – The death toll from Typhoon Saomai, the strongest storm to hit China in more than five decades, jumped to 436 after more than 100 new deaths were confirmed in the country’s east, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Most of the 106 new deaths were in the cities of Wenzhou and Lishui in Zhejiang province, where 39,000 houses collapsed under the torrential rains and strong winds that Saomai brought when it slammed into the region last week, Xinhua said. Another 11 people were missing.
Zhejiang’s earlier death toll had been 87.
A man who answered the telephone at Zhejiang’s anti-flood and drought headquarters on Saturday refused to give any details.
The previous official death toll from Saomai was 360.
The coastal province of Fujian was the hardest-hit, with 241 dead, mostly fishermen whose boats were sunk by the fury of Saomai’s winds.
Relatives of the victims have warned that the number of dead in Fujian was likely to rise because the government did not give adequate warning about the strength of the storm and many fisherman were caught by surprise.
Saomai was the strongest typhoon to hit China since record-keeping began in 1949, according to the government. It sank more than 1,000 ships and destroyed tens of thousands of homes.
From Yahoo News Canada http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/31082006/2/national-restaurants-fish-plants-close-mayor-says-tofino-10-days.html
Restaurants, fish plants close as mayor says Tofino has 10 days of water left
Thu Aug 31, 6:37 PM
By Dirk Meissner
TOFINO, B.C. (CP) – Everybody in Tofino, even the mayor, says they knew the tiny West Coast community would one day run out of water.
It was only a matter of time before the growing Vancouver Island community, with its high-end resorts, trendy bistros and new subdivisions, would tap the water reservoir dry, they said Thursday, a day before the community shuts off municipal water to businesses.
Mayor John Fraser said Tofino, located about 425 kilometres northwest of Victoria, was in danger of becoming a community that will have bottled water as its only supply within 10 days.
Some businesses were trucking in their own water in an effort to stay open.
Residents packed an emergency council meeting Thursday where a motion to enact a bylaw was being debated to force businesses to shut off their water.
But late in the afternoon, council passed a motion to truck water in from Ucluelet, about a 30-minute drive down the road. That community has plenty of water.
The plan would see at least four trucks rumbling back and forth 24 hours a day and dumping their loads directly into Tofino’s reservoir – providing they meet health regulations.
It’s estimated they could ship about 750,000 litres of water a day that way.
A businessman with several tourist properties in the area, Chris Le Favre, offered up $50,000 to get the scheme running.
The mayor said he’d cancel the order for businesses to close immediately.
Earlier, people who couldn’t get into the meeting because the chambers were full stood outside the municipal hall demanding to be heard.
“It was meant to happen,” said Tofino resident John Nadeau about the water shortage.
“It’s always been a question of money and politics and I guess now it’s going to be serious and they’re going to have to talk about it. It’s been swept under the carpet for years.”
Nadeau, who’s lived in Tofino for more than 30 years, said most of the community’s 1,800 full-time residents remained in denial about the water supply, silently hoping the area’s steady rains would arrive to top up the reservoir before it got too dry.
Tofino, located in a West Coast rain forest, averages more than three metres of rain annually. But summers are usually dry and this summer’s been extra dry.
“We’ve always been bailed out by rain,” said Mayor John Fraser, prior to the council meeting.
“I guess you get a little lackadaisical,” he said. “You need a wake up call sometime and this is it.”
But Fraser sidestepped concerns by many locals that the community pushed development without ensuring its infrastructure could handle the extra load.
“The issue is the fact it hasn’t rained in two months,” he said.
Andrea Arnet says the community’s failure to properly handle the water issue cost her a job.
She was laid off after working 22 years at Schooner’s Restaurant, which is closing Friday. Arnet said she’s weathered seasonal layoffs, but she’s never been laid off before Labour Day.
“Last week I was told don’t water my lawn and this week I’m told they’re going to close the restaurant that I work at,” said Arnet, who’s lived in Tofino for 25 years.
Others, including fish plant workers and hotel staff, were also laid off. Some hotels, had already posted closed signs on Thursday.
At Deb’s Hair Boutique, the water shortage resulted in cuts of a different kind.
Adriana Lefrancois said the boutique can only offer dry hair cuts until the shortage subsides.
“Spray and go that’s it,” she said.
Lefrancois also blames the water shortage on the community’s inability to build infrastructure that can handle recent development.
Tourists were aware of the water shortage, but most said it had yet to hit them directly.
Two women from Bangkok said they were leaving Friday after spending several days in Tofino.
Suganda Pirsuchpen said the hostel where the women stayed asked them to take a quick shower.
Tofino is a remote tourist town just outside the breathtakingly beautiful Pacific Rim National Park. It is home to some world-renowned resorts, including the beach-front Wickaninnish Inn.
It borders on a UNESCO Biosphere and Clayoquot Sound and draws visitors for a variety of natural attractions from whale watching to surfing.
Tofino’s population is estimated to grow to up to 20,000 people in the summer months.
Copyright Â© 2006 Earth Policy InstituteMarch 28, 20062005
Hottest Year on Record
The year 2005 was the hottest on record. The average global surface temperature of 14.77 degrees Celsius (58.6 degrees Fahrenheit) was the highest since recordkeeping began in 1880. January, April, September, and October of 2005 were the hottest of those months on record, while March, June, and November were the second warmest ever. (See Figure1 ).
In fact, the six hottest years on record have all occurred in the last eight years. After 2005, 1998 was the second warmest, with an average global temperature of 14.71 degrees Celsius. But there was an important difference between 1998 and 2005: the strongest El NiÃ±o of the past 100 years lifted the average 1998 temperature 0.2 degrees Celsius, whereas the record warmth last year was not buoyed by such an effect.These readings, which come from the series maintained by NASAâ€™s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, continue a trend of rising global temperatures. During the past century, temperatures rose 0.8 degrees Celsius (1.44 degrees Fahrenheit), 0.6 degrees of which occurred during the last three decades, a rate unprecedented in the last millennium. The average temperature of 14.02 degrees Celsius in the 1970s rose to 14.26 degrees in the 1980s. In the 1990s it reached 14.40 degrees Celsius. And during the first six years of this new decade, global temperature has averaged 14.62 degrees Celsius. (See http://www.earth-policy.org/Indicators/Temp/2006Temp_data.htm#table1.)Rising temperatures are due primarily to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of fossil fuels. Once released into the atmosphere, CO2 traps heat that would otherwise escape back into space. Emissions of CO2 have been rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1760, causing temperatures to climb. (See Figure 2.)
Two recent reports demonstrate the exceptional levels of current global temperature and atmospheric CO2. Using records stored in ice, tree rings, and fossils, scientists have estimated that the northern hemisphere is warmer now than at any time in the past 1,200 years. Another study reported that atmospheric levels of CO2 and methane, another greenhouse gas, are higher today than at any time in the last 650,000 years.As greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, so too will the pace of climate change. By 2100 the average global temperature is projected to rise 1.4-5.8 degrees Celsius relative to the 1990 level, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a global body of more than 1,500 scientists. (See Figure 3.)
There is little question that a global temperature increase in the upper range of predictions would be highly disruptive. As global temperatures continue to rise, so do the health risks from heat waves, failing crops, infectious diseases, and other environmental changes. People already facing food insecurity could be particularly distressed because with each 1-degree-Celsius increase in temperature above optimal levels, wheat, rice, and corn yields fall by 10 percent. Even at the lowest projected temperature increases, climate change models predict more frequent and more severe storms, floods, heat waves, and droughtsâ€”all of which would affect biodiversity, human health, and economic security.Such effects may have already begun to occur. In 2005, for example, parts of Brazilâ€™s Amazon rainforest experienced the worst drought in over a century, thought to have been precipitated in part by abnormally high temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean. With less rainfall, tropical forests dry out and burn more easily. Less moisture evaporates from these drier forests, leading to less precipitation, which perpetuates the problem.The rise in sea surface temperature has also contributed to a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, with 27 named storms and 15 hurricanes in 2005. In August, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast, leading to more than 1,100 deaths and displacing approximately 1 million people. The United States suffered an estimated $75 billion in damage due to the hurricaneâ€”the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.A report by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change analyzing the results of 40 previous studies found a clear link between increased temperatures and numerous changes in natural systems across the United States. Warmer winters, increased precipitation, and earlier springs are causing certain plant species to bloom several weeks earlier, which is disrupting insect food supplies and plant pollination cycles. Temperature changes have led to shifts in many speciesâ€™ habitats as populations move north and to higher elevations in search of cooler temperatures. Scientists estimate that about half of all wild species in the United States have already been affected by climate change.Warming in the Arcticâ€”the area around the North Pole, including parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Scandinaviaâ€”has occurred at nearly twice the global average rate. Indeed, a snapshot of 2005 shows that the greatest warming last year occurred in the Arctic Circle. Warming there is enhanced by a positive feedback mechanism. Snow and ice reflect some 80 percent of solar radiation. When they melt, more heat is absorbed by the underlying surface, which in turn melts more snow and ice. From 2002-2005, summer Arctic sea ice has covered 20 percent less area than its 1978-2000 summer average. The Arctic could be ice-free in summers by the end of this century, threatening the fate of the polar bear as melting ice shrinks its habitat and compromises access to food.In addition, in Western Siberia, an area of permafrost spanning a million square kilometersâ€”the size of France and Germany combinedâ€”has recently begun to melt for the first time since it was formed over 11,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. This permafrost covers the worldâ€™s largest frozen peat bog. Scientists warn that if warming trends continue it will release billions of tons of stored carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating global warming.The temperature data for 2005 provide further evidence of what some scientists are calling a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activities are the main driver of the global climate system. The amount that temperatures increase depends on what we do from now on to curb emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. We can continue to use climate-disrupting fossil fuels or we can choose to shift to renewable energy sources and more-energy-efficient technologies.*This is an update of a 9 December 2004 Indicator written by Lila Buckley.
July 28, 2006-6
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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
More than 52,000 Europeans Died from Heat in Summer 2003 Janet Larsen
Following a string of high heat days and meteorologistsâ€™ warnings that this summer could be another scorcher, European public health officials and politicians are revisiting the devastating heat wave of 2003. The severely hot weather that withered crops, dried up rivers, and fueled fires that summer took a massive human toll. The full magnitude of this quiet catastrophe still remains largely an untold story, as data revealing the continent-wide scale have only slowly become available in the years since. All in all, more than 52,000 Europeans died from heat in the summer of 2003, making the heat wave one of the deadliest climate-related disasters in Western history.
Temperature records were broken in a number of countries in 2003 as Europe experienced its hottest weather in at least 500 years. The unusually warm weather began in June and culminated in an unrelenting heat wave during the first two weeks of August. With both daytime and nighttime temperatures remaining high, large numbers of vulnerable people, particularly the elderly, succumbed to the baking heat.
Hospitals were faced with unusually large burdens, and undertakers and funeral homes were overwhelmed. In France, doctorsâ€™ warnings of a heat epidemic were largely quashed with the
Ministry of Healthâ€™s refusal to acknowledge the massive problem, reminiscent of the early political denial of the 1995 Chicago heat wave that killed more than 700 people in a matter of days. But as the bodies piled up, requiring makeshift morgues, “ignore and neglect” was no longer a viable option.
While news reports gave estimates of a potentially large human death toll, it wasnâ€™t until well after the event that more accurate tallies became available. After facing criticism for its inadequate health facilities and lax government response, France became one of the first countries to release an epidemiological study revealing the true extent of the heatâ€™s damage. At the end of September 2003, the French National Institute of Health reported that in the first 20 days of August, heat had killed more than 14,800 people. During the peak of the heat, fatality rates topped 2,000 in a day.
Using this French report and other early figures, in October 2003 the Earth Policy Institute detailed a preliminary mortality tally for the 2003 European heat event (available at www.earthpolicy.org/Updates/Update29.htm). At that time, it appeared that some 35,000 people had died because of high temperatures. We now know that even this was an underestimate.
Of the new information that has trickled out over the last few years, the biggest surprise has come from Italy. According to the Italian National Institute of Statistics, the summer of 2003 yielded more than 18,000 excess deaths when compared with 2002. In August alone, 9,700 fatalities were likely connected to the high temperatures, which in parts of Italy averaged 16 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than in the preceding year. These elevated numbers far exceed the Italian Health Ministryâ€™s early assessment that some 4,000 people died from heat country-wide during the hottest days. (See attached table and additional data at www.earthpolicy.org/Updates/2006/Update56_data.htm.)
Another upward adjustment was published for Portugal by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, where August 2003 temperatures exceeded 104 degrees Fahrenheit for many days. There, 2,099 deaths have been linked to the hot weather, up from the Portuguese National Institute of Healthâ€™s preliminary estimate of 1,316 fatalities. In Belgium, where the mercury rose higher than at any time in the Royal Meteorological Societyâ€™s register dating back to 1833, high temperatures brought 1,250 untimely deaths between June and August, nearly a tenfold increase over what was initially predicted. And more recent information from Switzerland shows that 975 people died from heat in the warmest Swiss summer since 1540. Altogether, new data boost Europeâ€™s heat-related mortality for the summer of 2003 by 17,000 over preliminary estimates, to a record 52,000 casualties.
Unlike hurricanes or tornados that leave obvious damage and death in their wake, not to mention vivid images for the media, heat waves are silent killers. Coronersâ€™ reports rarely list “heat” as the primary cause of death, even when high temperatures may have precipitated cardiovascular or respiratory failure or dehydration. Thus it is generally not until a heat wave is long over, when death counts can be compared to what would otherwise be expected in a “normal” year, that we begin to learn the full human toll. Yet governments, reluctant to admit public health failures, often release such numbers with little fanfare.
In late 2005, the world focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the United States, with massive monetary losses and over 1,300 deaths. While this was a significant catastrophe, the number of lives taken by Katrina is but a tiny fraction of the toll from Europeâ€™s 2003 heat wave. Because reports of the heat waveâ€™s casualties trickled out of individual countries over more than two years following the actual event and never received widespread media coverage, policymakers and the public at large have not grasped the full dimensions of the catastrophe and therefore underrate the risk of rising temperatures.
People, particularly government officials, need reliable information on the threat that extreme heat can pose. Indeed, after the 2003 event a number of European countries beefed up their heat-health alert systems and took additional measures to prepare for future heat waves. Following the public outrage over its 2003 failures, Franceâ€™s Ministry of Health announced increased funding for hospital beds and more jobs for health workers, as well as a renewed focus on care for elderly people who suffer the most during warm spells. The Spanish governmentâ€™s heat wave action plan includes an awareness campaign for social service and health care professionals, a voluntary register for people at high risk to receive special services, and a daily mortality monitoring system.
Projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a global body of some 2,000 scientists, show more extreme weather events ahead as the planet heats up. By the end of the century, the worldâ€™s average temperature is projected to increase by 2.5â€“10.4 degrees Fahrenheit (1.4â€“5.8 degrees Celsius). As the mercury climbs, more frequent and more severe heat waves are in store. Accordingly, the World Meteorological Organization estimates that the number of heat-related fatalities could double in less than 20 years.
Scientists from the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research and from Oxford University reported in 2004 that human activity, namely the emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning, doubled the risk of extreme heat waves like the one that cost so many lives in Europe in 2003. Avoiding “loading the climate dice” even further in favor of future weather calamities will take a concerted effort to cut carbon emissions quickly and dramatically.
Copyright Â© 2006 Earth Policy Institute
You have now been shown two of Yahwehâ€™s curses He has brought upon His people to chastise them. Are you still in the pot of water? Do you still not see what is coming? All these articles and news reports are stating things they do not understand. But you do and yet you are still quiet. Why? Are you not yet convinced? Are these things Normal? Are they just mother nature in her courses? Wake up people. Please wake up.
The next curse as told in Leviticus 26:22 is a plague of uncontrolled animals killing our children and livestock
21 ‘Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.
The word desolate is Strongs word #08074 Shawmem and has the following meanings;
to be desolate, be appalled, stun, stupefy
to be desolated, be deflowered, be deserted, be appalled
to be appalled, be awestruck
to be desolated, be made desolate
to be appalled
to be stunned
appalling, causing horror (participle) 1c
horror-causer, appaller (subst)
to devastate, ravage, make desolated
to appal, show horror
(Hophal) to lay desolate, be desolated
to cause to be desolate
to be appalled, be astounded
to cause oneself desolation, cause oneself ruin
I read this to mean we will be utterly appalled and horrified as we watch the animals ravage and kill those around us. We will be so astounded that no one will go outside.
If you consider this highly improbable then I submit this article from Aug. 2, 2006
China culls 50,000 dogs after rabies cause 3 deaths
Beijing, Aug 2: The death of three people, including a four-year girl due to rabies in a remote county in southwest China’s Yunnan province has triggered a mass cull of about 50,000 dogs.
Three people died of rabies during the past 10 days and more than 300 people were bitten by dogs in Mouding County in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, the local government said.
“With the aim to keep the horrible disease away from people, we decided to kill the dogs,” spokesman of the Mouding county government, Li Haibo said, adding that the disease is now under control.
Li said that the three died after days of treatment in hospital. Though they were treated for the disease immediately after they were bitten by dogs, initial diagnosis had shown that rabies, or canine madness, caused their deaths.
Mouding, with a population of 200,000, kept over 55,000 dogs as pets or house watch. To prevent spread of the disease from ill dogs to more people, many dogs in the county have been killed over the past five days.
According to the official, since the end of June, local government has received reports continuously that people were bitten by “mad dogs” and the number increased sharply in middle and late July, during which period more than 300 were bitten.
Besides, there are still five more being hospitalised. They were bitten by dogs after July 20 and have been asked to take anti-rabies bacteria injections.
Virus usually caught from an animal bite.
Rabies is an acute and deadly viral infection of the central nervous system. It is one of the most terrifying diseases known to man. Although rabies in humans is rare in the United States, as many as 18,000 Americans get rabies shots each year because they have been in contact with animals that may be rabid (rabies-infected). In 1998 according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only one person died of rabies in this country.
Acute infectious disease of the central nervous system affecting almost all mammals, including humans; it is caused by a rhabdovirus and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals; important animal vectors include the dog, cat, vampire bat, mongoose, skunk, wolf, raccoon, and fox.
Raccoon bite – 44% of USA rabies cases
Skunk bite – 28.5% of USA rabies cases
Bat bite – 12.5% of USA rabies cases
Fox bite – 5.5% of USA rabies cases
These desolationâ€™s will begin after 2009 when the third cycle of land Rest years begins. Terror starting in 1996 to 2002, Heat and Drought starting in 2003 to 2009. Animals going wild starting in 2010 to 2016. Each one continuing in to the next cycle. But we will not learn and repent, because we believe we have done nothing wrong. We continue to walk in opposition to the laws of Yahweh, fully deceived. So Yahweh says again in Leviticus 26:23 ‘And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me, 24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
Do you get what this is saying? A sword is coming to the Anglo-Saxon peoples. War is coming to the United States very own shores. Starting in 2017.
On August 21 the whole USA will experience a lunar eclipse starting at midday in Manhattan New York. Lunar eclipses are general known as bad omens. This one is upon the USA.
Take a look at Ezekiel 14: 12 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying: 13 “Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. 14 Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God. 15 “If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they empty it, and make it so desolate that no man may pass through because of the beasts, 16 even though these three men were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither sons nor daughters; only they would be delivered, and the land would be desolate. 17 “Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, ‘Sword, go through the land,’ and I cut off man and beast from it, 18 even though these three men were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither sons nor daughters, but only they themselves would be delivered. 19 “Or if I send a pestilence into that land and pour out My fury on it in blood, and cut off from it man and beast, 20 even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live,” says the Lord God, “they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.” 21 For thus says the Lord God: “How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem–the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence–to cut off man and beast from it? 22 Yet behold, there shall be left in it a remnant who will be brought out, both sons and daughters; surely they will come out to you, and you will see their ways and their doings. Then you will be comforted concerning the disaster that I have brought upon Jerusalem, all that I have brought upon it. 23 And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it,” says the Lord God.
It says in Psalm 119: 172 My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.
These men are saved by being Righteous, by keeping the commandments of Yahweh. All ten. Those who do not keep the commandments are subjected to the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence.
This is exactly what is being described in Leviticus 26. The way to escape these plagues is to keep the commandments of Yahweh.
Finally, if the Anglo-Saxon peoples, if the descendants of Israel and Judah, if the USA, Canada, England, Australia, and the other Israelite countries will not yet obey Yahweh then he will destroy them as we read in Leviticus 26: 27 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, 28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you. 31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas. 32 I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. 33 I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste. 34 Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land; then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest– for the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when you dwelt in it. 36 ‘And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues. 37 They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38 You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39 And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; also in their fathers’ iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.
40 ‘But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me, 41 and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt– 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land. 43 The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes. 44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God. 45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.’ ” 46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the Lord made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
This all takes place starting in 2023. Lets recap
; Terror starting in 1996 to 2002
; Heat and Drought starting in 2003 to 2009
; Animals going wild starting in 2010 to 2016
;a sword comes to the Anglo Saxon people starting with a lunar eclipse 2017 to 2023
; utter ruin, cannibalism, drought starvation pestilence 2023 to 2030.
In Ezekiel 7 we read of the same event 1 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “And you, son of man, thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel: ‘An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land. 3 Now the end has come upon you, And I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations. 4 My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have pity; But I will repay your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst; Then you shall know that I am the Lord!’ 5 “Thus says the Lord God: ‘A disaster, a singular disaster; Behold, it has come! 6 An end has come, The end has come; It has dawned for you; Behold, it has come! 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land; The time has come, A day of trouble is near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains. 8 Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And spend My anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations. 9 ‘My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity; I will repay you according to your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst. Then you shall know that I am the Lord who strikes. 10 ‘Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom has gone out; The rod has blossomed, Pride has budded. 11 Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness; None of them shall remain, None of their multitude, None of them; Nor shall there be wailing for them. 12 The time has come, The day draws near. ‘Let not the buyer rejoice, Nor the seller mourn, For wrath is on their whole multitude. 13 For the seller shall not return to what has been sold, Though he may still be alive; For the vision concerns the whole multitude, And it shall not turn back; No one will strengthen himself Who lives in iniquity. 14 ‘They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready, But no one goes to battle; For My wrath is on all their multitude. 15 The sword is outside, And the pestilence and famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die by the sword; And whoever is in the city, Famine and pestilence will devour him.
16 ‘Those who survive will escape and be on the mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them mourning, Each for his iniquity. 17 Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will be as weak as water. 18 They will also be girded with sackcloth; Horror will cover them; Shame will be on every face, Baldness on all their heads. 19 ‘They will throw their silver into the streets, And their gold will be like refuse; Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them In the day of the wrath of the Lord; They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block of iniquity. 20 ‘As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it in majesty; But they made from it The images of their abominations– Their detestable things; Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them. 21 I will give it as plunder Into the hands of strangers, And to the wicked of the earth as spoil; And they shall defile it. 22 I will turn My face from them, And they will defile My secret place; For robbers shall enter it and defile it.
23 ‘Make a chain, For the land is filled with crimes of blood, And the city is full of violence. 24 Therefore I will bring the worst of the Gentiles, And they will possess their houses; I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And their holy places shall be defiled. 25 Destruction comes; They will seek peace, but there shall be none. 26 Disaster will come upon disaster, And rumor will be upon rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet; But the law will perish from the priest, And counsel from the elders. 27 ‘The king will mourn, The prince will be clothed with desolation, And the hands of the common people will tremble. I will do to them according to their way, And according to what they deserve I will judge them; Then they shall know that I am the Lord!’ ”
It is also during this same time in 2023 to 2030 that another event begins. It is Israel who is punished for the most part and is utterly destroyed. Things are about to change now that Israel ( The Anglo-Saxon people) has been destroyed. The anger of Yahweh will now turn to the beast, who has attacked and destroyed Israel.
The Beast Empires
That Beast is described in Daniel and is interpreted in Daniel so no one should be confused. Yet many are. So I will take a quick review with you.
We read in Daniel 2: 27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. 28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: 29 As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. 30 But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.
31 “You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. 32 This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. 34 You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. 36 “This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. 37 You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; 38 and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all–you are this head of gold. 39 But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. 41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. 45 Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold–the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”
Notice that it is Yahweh that has said that
;32″This image’s head was of fine gold” and this King of Babylon 38″–you are this head of gold” This was the Chaldean Empire 625-538 BC
;its chest and arms of silver, 39 But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours This was the Medo- Persian Empire 539-330- BC
; its belly and thighs of bronze, 39 ; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. This was the Greco-Macedonian Empire 334-323 BC
;33 its legs of iron, 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. This the Roman Empire 30 BC – 476 CE with an Eastern Empire ( Constantinople) and a Western Empire (Rome)
Otto The Great and successors 962-1250
Frederick V Hapsburg 1400â€™s
Charles Hapsburg 1520 CE
7th and last Emperor Yet to come on the world Scene
;its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. 41 just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. 10 Kingdoms United together as one Empire
Also notice in Daniel 8 that the angel Gabriel tells Daniel the order of the kingdoms to come.
1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me–to me, Daniel–after the one that appeared to me the first time. 2 I saw in the vision, and it so happened while I was looking, that I was in Shushan, the citadel, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in the vision that I was by the River Ulai. 3 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. 4 I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. 5 And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. 6 Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. 7 And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. 8 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered. 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled under foot?” 14 And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.”
15 Then it happened, when I, Daniel, had seen the vision and was seeking the meaning, that suddenly there stood before me one having the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, who called, and said, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.” 17 So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.” 18 Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me, and stood me upright. 19 And he said, “Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the appointed time the end shall be. 20 The ram which you saw, having the two horns–they are the kings of Media and Persia. 21 And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king. 22 As for the broken horn and the four that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise out of that nation, but not with its power. 23 “And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, Who understands sinister schemes. 24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. 25 “Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means. 26 “And the vision of the evenings and mornings Which was told is true; Therefore seal up the vision, For it refers to many days in the future.” 27 And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days; afterward I arose and went about the king’s business. I was astonished by the vision, but no one understood it.
Daniel is living, in the time of this vision, during the Medo-Persian Empire. The Babylonian Empire has already passed away from the world scene. This is the two arms of Silver as spoken of from Daniel 2. This is also the Ram being referred to in verse 3-4. The goat which is spoken of in verse 5-11 is the kingdom of Greece and Alexander the Great as he charges East and later how his empire was divided into four kingdoms and one desecrated the Temple.
The fourth Empire which is Rome is not told by name here, but the end of that time is mentioned which covers thousands of year in a couple of verses. This fourth kingdom is spoken of in Daniel 7. So are the other beast. A lion with wings representing Babylon, the head of gold. The next was a bear representing the arms of silver and the Medo-Persian empire. The next beast spoken of was the leopard representing the belly and thighs of bronze and as has been already shown to you was the Greece Empire. Notice the four heads representing how the empire was divided to four parts after Alexander died.
Then the fourth beast is spoken of and is terrible. It represents the legs of iron and the feet of iron and clay. It is the fourth empire and last one until the return of the Messiah. It has similarities to all those empires and beasts that preceded it. We know from history that this one was and is and will again be the Roman Empire which will soon be revived for the last time.
This is all explained in Daniel 7: 1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts.* 2 Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. 5 And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’ 6 After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it. 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
9 “I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; 10 A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened. 11 “I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13 “I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. 14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.
15 “I, Daniel, was grieved in my spirit within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things: 17 ‘Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the earth. 18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.’ 19 Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; 20 and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. 21 I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. 23 “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces. 24 The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings. 25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. 26 ‘But the court shall be seated, And they shall take away his dominion, To consume and destroy it forever. 27 Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’ 28 “This is the end of the account. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly troubled me, and my countenance changed; but I kept the matter in my heart.”
Again in Revelation 13 we read of a beast that has in its makeup parts of the four beasts that are spoken of in Daniel We are also told who is in control of the fourth beast or the fourth Empire. But you can read that for your self. 1 Then I* stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,+ and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” 5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
In his book Fossilized Customs, Lew White has led many to believe the Beast is now the United States. This is an extremely dangerous view. It is so dangerous I have gone to a great length to show who the Bible says the Beast power is; The revived Roman Empire. I have also briefly shown who Israel is; The Anglo-Saxon people, headed by Manasseh, Son of Manasseh, the Americans.
If the USA is the beast power, and is the Great Satan as many in the middle east claim, watch what happens. I have shown you here in this paper by the Jubilee that the USA is about to go into a war or series of escalating wars that it will lose, and be utterly destroyed. Starting in 2017 and finally destroyed by 2030. The people that survive will be taken and sold as slaves. The mighty army that will give the final and crushing blows is going to be the fourth Empire. That fourth Beast power which is headed by Satan. Once this is done, once the USA is destroyed, then the whole world will marvel at what this fourth Empire has done headed by this one extraordinary man. He will revel in the acclamations until he is proclaimed to be the Messiah. He will restore the Temple so that he can sit in it. Many will think this man is the Messiah because he has destroyed what many have called and believe wrongly to be the Beast. Meaning he has destroyed the USA. Through the Religious system he will be exalted. Even many of the saints will be deceived, until cracks are found in the things he does. Then he will go and fight against the saints and kill them and prevail over them. Stopping the daily sacrifices.
The trouble with Fossilized Customs is that it will cause many saints to be deceived into thinking this King of this Empire is the Messiah. He is the false messiah. This is of course my opinion, and time will sort out the truth.
How the Fall Festivals tell Us Yahwehâ€™s Plan
It is at this juncture of the year 2030, that we must pause to consider the plan of Yahweh. He has shown us from the beginning of time, every year on His annual Holy Days what was to come.
We were shown how the Messiah would be killed at Passover in every little detail through the Prophets and the stars, and the ceremonies that were carried out on the day of Passover. Each of the Holy Days as mentioned before is a shadow picture of future events. Pentecost shows the giving of the Law or Torah, and of the Holy Spirit.
Do we understand the importance of each of the Fall Holy Days? At this point I am going to defer you to Samuel Bacchiochiâ€™s books the Spring and Fall Holy Days, as he covers this subject in great detail. You can reach these books at http://www.biblicalperspectives.com/ .
What I do want to bring to your attention is The Eighth Day article. Understanding this and understanding the article Pentecost Hidden Meaning now come into effect. More so the Eighth Day article.
Our Father has a plan. Yahshua told us to pray to our Father. Yet the world worships Jesus. We are told none is good except our Father by Yahshua. If you rethink all that you already know you will learn that the return of Yahshua was not the end. His return was but one step in Yahwehâ€™s plan. Each of those steps is laid out in the Holy Days (shadow pictures of future events). All of the Holy Days although they involve Yahshua are preparations being made for the final day. The Eighth Day when Yahweh Himself will come and dwell on the earth with men. From Passover unto the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles all point to the time when Yahweh is going to come and dwell with us. This is the Eighth Day. The final redemption of ALL things.
Pentecost too, shows us this. The 50th day is the giving of the Torah, the giving of the Holy Spirit, so that we can one with Yahweh. So too, is the 50th Jubilee the redemption of all things. All things are redeemed to Yahweh, through Yahshua. Read the article The Sign, The Seal, and the Secret.
Understanding these truths and applying them all together we can understand what is to happen on the Eighth Day. Then the Last Great Day, which is the day before the Eighth day; and the Feast of Tabernacles, with the Holy Day day 6 days before this; The Day of Atonement 5 days before this; and the Feast of Trumpets 9 days before this.
Instead of saying days in between these Holy Days, let us now say they are years, and the Jubilee year is the Holy Day or the Eighth Day Feast. 1995 plus 49 gives us 2044 as the seventh land rest year making 2045 the Year of Jubilee. Now applying the same numbers from the above paragraph to years instead of days we get the following.
First to recap what we have already covered.
; Terror starting in 1996 to 2002
; Heat and Drought starting in 2003 to 2009
; Animals going wild starting in 2010 to 2016
;a sword comes to the Anglo Saxon people starting with a lunar eclipse 2017 to 2023
; utter ruin, cannibalism, drought starvation pestilence 2023 to 2030.
The year of 2023 is a Land Rest Year and it also represents the Year of the Feast of Trumpets. This is the beginning of the ten years of Judgements represented by the ten days of Awe which is the time from The Feast of Trumpets to the Day of Atonement. From the time of the Messiahâ€™s death in 28 or 31 CE, until this year we have had all5 seals of Revelation 6 ongoing. False Religion, verse 2, – wars, verse 4, – famines, verse 5, – pestilenc’s, verse 8, – martyrdom of Saints, verse 9.
We now arrive at verse12, the sixth seal. Revelation 6: 12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
It is my opinion that this terrible event is the Nuclear attack that comes in a single night when all of the USA is destroyed, due to her many plagues all over the land. It is also my opinion that this event takes place in the 3rd year of this cycle of land rest years. 2026. This now leaves us with 7 years to the year and the Day of Atonement.
In 2027 is the sound of the first Trumpet Blast. These Trumpet curses are now upon the rest of the world. Israel is now all but gone. Very few will survive. So this is upon those who worship the Beast and the Beast itself. Revelation 8:6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
The next Trumpet blast is 2028. Revelation 8: 8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. 9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
After this we have the year 2029. Revelation 8:10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
The fourth Trumpet year is 2030 which is also the 5th Land Rest Year in this cycle of years. Revelation 8:12 Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night. 13 And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”
In 2031 is the fifth Trumpet as we read in Revelation 9: 1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. 7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon. 12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.
2032 is the sixth Trumpet which we read in Revelation 9: 13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed–by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. 20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
We now arrive at 2033, the year of the Day of Atonement.
It is on the Day of Atonement that Satan is locked away for a thousand years. He was allowed to rule for 3 Â½ years. 2033-3 Â½ = 2030 at Passover to Atonement 3 Â½ years later.
At each New Moon there is a Trumpet Blast to announce the arrival of the new Moon. At the first New Moon in the first month of the year 2033, the month of Abib the Seventh Trumpet is sounded and the seven Angels are given seven bowls of Yahwehâ€™s wrath. Revelation 15: 1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.
Revelation 16: 1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls* of the wrath of God on the earth.” 2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
In the second Month 3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.
In the third month, 4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying: “You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.” 7 And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”
In the fourth month, 8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.
In the fifth month, 10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
In the sixth month of this same year, 12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
Notice He said He is coming as a thief in the night. This is a referral to the Feast of Trumpets. Because you do not know when it is to start until you see the moon from Jerusalem which is where this battle is to occur in the Kidron Valley.
In the seventh Month, on the first day of the month, at the announcement of the new moon, is the Feast of Trumpets17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.
It is on this day that Yahshua descends from the sky and touches the Mount of Olives. It is at this time that the mount is cleaved in two by a mighty earth quake such as has never been seen on earth. Ten days later on the Day of Atonement Satan is locked away for 1000 years.
2037 is the next land rest year after all this. It represents the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. The Day the groom marries His bride. Those who have made themselves ready. The celebration last for seven years. To the Last Great day which is represented by 2044, which is the seventh Land rest year or year 49 in this cycle of years.
2045 is the year of Release, the year of Jubilee. This is when those who are still alive, from the tribes of Israel will be freed from the owners who had taken them during the tribulation, will be sent back to the land of Israel. A new era has now begun.