Red Heifer Candidate Born in Israel!

The last red heifer candidate born in New Jersey back in 2015 was eventually disqualified by the strict Jewish standards of a perfect heifer. The latest candidate was born in Israel, a more fitting place for the Red Heifer’s birth. As a reminder, the current PM of Israel is the only one born in Israel.

The red heifer was born on August 28, 2018 and must be three years of age before it can be sacrificed to cleanse the temple. That would be September of 2021 time frame and depending on how you view a generation in the bible, would not over reach the 80 year generation given in Psalm 90:10 from the year Israel became a nation in May of 1948. Adding 7 years (Tribulation period) to 2021 brings us to 2028, and 2028 minus 1948 = 80.

2028 is the year 5788 on the Jewish calendar – 8, the number for new beginnings. You can see the calf in the video below.

….as ye see the day approaching…. Israel @ 70 YEARS

If we want to know where we stand on God’s prophetic clock, we must always look to the nation of Israel, for Daniel’s 70th week – the seven year tribulation – is all about the country of Israel.

The book of Matthew was written between 50-55 A.D. and Jesus warned at the beginning of chapter 24 that their temple would be destroyed.

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Mat. 24:1-2.

The book of Hebrews, written to the Jewish people, was written around 65-67 A.D., so the Jewish people were well aware of Matthew’s prophecy for the destruction of their temple by the time Hebrews was available. Hebrews 10:25 talks about an approaching day and later in verse 37 speaks of the soon coming of Christ.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb. 10:25

For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Heb. 10:37

For the Jewish people of that day, they saw the day approaching as the destruction of their temple and was fulfilled in 70 A.D. by the Roman Empire. For today’s Christians, what would that day approaching be? It would be the 70th year anniversary of the establishment of modern day Israel and the soon return of our Lord to follow. Israel will be 70 on May 14th, 2018.

Some interesting facts on Netanyahu, current Prime Minister of Israel.

  • The only PM born in Israel since the nations beginning in 1948.
  • Netanyahu has been elected Prime Minister of Israel four times and the only PM to be elected three times in a row. The biblical number 3 refers to Divine control, election, sovereignty, volition, ordering, or perfection.
  • His first term was from 1996-1999 and the youngest ever PM elected. Since his last election in 2009, he has been in office for the last 9 years and is the 9th of 12 total PM’s of Israel.
  • He was born October 21, 1949, one day after Methuselah died according to Jewish tradition. Methuselah whose name means “his death shall bring” was the longest living man in history at 969 years and upon his death, Noah’s flood came. This year Netanyahu will turn 69 years old. 
  • The biblical number 9 refers to finality, termination or fulfillment…arriving at the end. The biblical number 12 represents Headship, rule.

Do all of those 9’s mean anything? Maybe, maybe not. Though one can’t help but wonder…

So what are we to make of Israel turning 70? At the very least, it is with almost certainty, that God’s prophetic clock will start once more as much needs to be done before the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week and will take perhaps a year or longer to have all in place. For 7 is the number of God’s program on behalf of man; when God is doing something for man, as in the 7000 year plan for mankind or the 490 weeks for Israel or the 7 years Nebuchadnezzar lived as a wild beast in the wilderness. You get the picture.  If we are not taken out of here soon, we will see major prophecy begin to be fulfilled, and there are many waiting in the wings.

When do we leave? Well before Daniel’s 70th week as Jesus told us in Matthew 24.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Mat. 24:36-42

As you can see, it will be an ordinary day just like today when our Lord returns. We cannot confuse this passage with Jesus physical return at the end of the 7 year Tribulation because at that time, most of the world and 2/3rds of the population will be destroyed and no one will be getting married, given in marriage, or be eating and drinking in a celebratory way.

It will happen as Paul says “in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, 1Co 15:52. Just like when we see a bolt of lighting. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” Mat 24:27. “And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south” Zec 9:14.

I have a ticket out of here on flight #777 with Blessed Hope Airlines on a Titus 2:13 jumbo jet given to me by the Captain Himself. He even promises a free set of incorruptible luggage at the end of the flight and the most wonderful supper I have ever had!

What? Don’t have your ticket yet? Don’t miss the boarding call!! You can ask the Captain for one; His name is Jesus and it is absolutely free. No works needed or waiting in line. Just free for the asking!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Jhn 3:16

 

Passover

Today marks the 1st day of Passover and the 50 day countdown to Pentecost. In the book of Exodus chapter 12, Moses instructs the Jewish people to place the blood of a lamb on their door in 3 places in order to avoid the destroyer.

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. Exodus 12:22-23

If we draw a line from each point on the door the blood was put, it would look like this.

It makes a triangle pointing up towards Heaven and represents the act of man looking towards God. Now fast forward to around 32 AD. Christ dies on the cross for all mankind leaving blood on the cross at the hands and feet.

Connecting the dots we can see an upside down triangle pointing down as a sacrifice from God to man.

Combine the two triangles and we have:

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zec 12:10

Jerusalem Watch – Official Announcement

Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, orders US embassy move.

So what does this mean for Christians? Quite simply, it means the return of our Lord is that much closer and we should be in prayer for Israel.

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Rev 22:12

 

 

Jerusalem Watch – The Embassy Move?

We have been following the story of Trump’s promise to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem essentially recognizing it as the capital of Israel. Tomorrow we shall see if he makes good on his promise.

If Trump delivers, we can expect the following prophecy, which started in 1948 with Israel’s founding, to amplify and continue to play out:

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Zec 12:2-3

 

One note of interest is tomorrow also marks 7 days before the beginning of Hanukah and on this day in history:

On the 25th of Kislev in the year 139 BC, the Maccabees liberated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, after defeating the vastly more numerous and powerful armies of the Syrian-Greek king Antiochus IV, who had tried to forcefully uproot the beliefs and practices of Judaism from the people of Israel. The victorious Jews repaired, cleansed and rededicated the Temple to the service of G-d. But all the Temple’s oil had been defiled by the pagan invaders; when the Jews sought to light the Temple’s menorah (candelabra), they found only one small cruse of ritually pure olive oil. Miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new, pure oil could be obtained. In commemoration, the Sages instituted the 8-day festival of Chanukah, on which lights are kindled nightly to recall and publicize the miracle.

Will the world change as we know it tomorrow and are you ready for what comes next……

 

When they took hold of thee by thy hand

Ezekiel 29, a most fascinating prophecy about the destruction of Egypt has been partially fulfilled. The bible says

“And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.” Eze 29:6

A staff is something you lean on for support and a partial definition of the use of the word “reed” in the Hebrew text is defined as a bone or shoulder joint. Israel has been leaning on Egypt for support since the summer of 2014 when Egypt’s head of government Al-Sisi, publicly announced a role in “protecting” Israel’s southern border at the Rafah Border Crossing to the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. This has led to an ongoing warming of relations between the two countries where they share intelligence information concerning ISIS, Hamas, and Fatah. Recently Egypt agreed to extend the Egyptian side of the Gaza Strip buffer zone 1500 meters in width, instead of 1000 meters.

News article after article outlining the “friendly” relations between Egypt and Israel has been steady since that summer of 2014. The bible goes on to say

When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.” Eze 29:7

On September 18th of this year, Netanyahu representing Israel and El-Sisi representing Egypt, met in New York for 90 minutes Monday night on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. This was their first public working session. 

When they took hold of thee by thy hand

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2015/04/07/thou-didst-break/

https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2016/09/23/the-tower-of-syene-corrected-date/

 

The Great American Eclipse and Revelation 12 Event – Part 2

As with all major “end time” events, finding the unbiased, human perspective that makes the most sense or is nearest to the truth is always a major obstacle. For those of us watching, it can be frustrating at times.

We are now 12 days from the September 23rd Revelation 12 event. Is it hype or Hope?? Watch the most unbiased, excellent commentary out there in my humble opinion.Video is below.

On another subject, the UN International Day of Peace is September 21st. Established in 1982, it is a holiday observed annually on 21 September and dedicated to world peace. What makes it interesting this year is the theme:

“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

It coincides with the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah and interestingly, sounds very similar to:

1Th 5:3 “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape”.

Whether it is this year or next….. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh Jas 5:8