THE HEAVENLY WITNESS | THE FIRST VERSE OF GENESIS | MENORAH IN THE TORAH
THE SIGNATURE OF JESUS | SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS | END TIME PROPHECY
ENGLISH GEMATRIA | SCIENTIFIC FACTS IN THE BIBLE
LEGAL EXPERTS TESTIFY | CONCLUSION
"For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one." (1 John 5:7, KJV)
Three that Bear Record:
In the King James Bible, and no other, the sum of the number of words and letters of the first verse of the Bible and the last verse of the Bible combined is equal to the sum of the numbers of words and letters of 1 John 5:7. Observe:
Genesis 1:1 & Revelation 22:21 together have 22 Words
In  the  beginning  God  created  the  heaven  and  the  earth 
The  grace  of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ  be  with  you  all  Amen 
(If you count the letters in these two verses you will find 88 letters)
Here, in addition to saying it in simple English, it is as if God is using mathematics to say that He bears record to His word from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. The numbers 22 and 88 of 1 John 5:7 bring to mind Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, which has the word of God as it's subject. It uses each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet at 8 verse intervals. Psalm 119 has 176 verses, 8 verses per Hebrew letter (22 x 8 = 176). The middle two verses of Psalm 119 read with the exact same theme as 1 John 5 as follows:
The theme of both Psalm 119:88-89 and 1 John 5 is that people are "born of God" (vv. 1, 4, 18) or saved by "faith" or "belief" (vv. 1, 4, 5, 10, 13) in God's "record" or "witness" (vv. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11). A prime purpose of God's word is so we may have "eternal life" (vv. 11, 13, 20). Note too that Psalm 119:88-89 has 24 words (8 + 8 + 8 = 24).
Psalms 22 also comes to mind! It was written around 1000 BC and prophesies of the Lord Jesus' crucifixion over 500 years before crucifixion was even invented as a method of execution. It says "... they pierced my hands and my feet" (v. 16). Note too that 16 is 8 + 8.
The numeric value of the Lord's name also comes to mind. The fact that in the gematria of the original Koine Greek of the New Testament the Lord's name, Jesus, totals 888. The number 8 in the Bible is symbolic for "new beginnings" as is seen from the 8 saved from the Flood of Noah (1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:25), and in the Jewish ritual of circumcision on the 8th day which is symbolic of "regeneration" (Titus 3:5) or the new birth (Genesis 17:12; Acts 7:8; Deuteronomy 10:16, 30:6; Jeremiah 4:4; Ezekiel 11:19, 18:31, 36:26; Romans 2:28-29; Colossians 2:11; John 3:3-7)
Furthermore, the center chapter of the 1,189 chapters of the Word of God between Genesis 1 and Revelation 22, which is also the shortest chapter, is Psalm 117. This makes a fitting 3 pronged menorah. Psalm 117 reads:
"O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people. For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the Truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD."
"For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven." (Psalms 119:89) "Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth." (John 17:17)
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1:1, KJV)
(Unlike the chart below Hebrew reads from right to left.)
Above are two pictures of menorahs: The first is of Titus' Arch depicting Jewish
slaves carrying the Menorah from the Temple in Jerusalem into Rome in 70 AD.
The second picture is directly below the middle word, the forth word, in Genesis 1:1.
It demonstrates that the Hebrew of this verse depicts a menorah of sorts.
The Word = Aleph and Tahv = Alpha and Omega
The above chart shows the first verse of the Bible, Genesis 1:1, in their sequence with the transliteration of the seven Hebrew words and their English translation. The middle word, Aytht (pronounced ate or eight), consists of the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph and Tahv which is the equivalent of the Greek Alpha and Omega of the Book of Revelation.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:1-3, 14) "God ... hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high." (Hebrews 1:1-3)
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8, cf. 1:11, 21:6, 22:13)
Note: The top 2 letters of the 22 letter
Hebrew alphabet in the circle above are Aleph and Tahv.
The bottom 2 letters are Kaph and Lamed which spell the word
kol (Strong's Hebrew Dictionary: #3605 כל) meaning all or everything.
The inference is clear: The Aleph and Tahv, the Word, created everything.
The Structure of Sevens in the Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1
Ivan Panin (1855 – 1942) discovered an incredible phenomenon of multiples of 7 in the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible. It is impossible that this occurred by chance, or by human designed. Here is a partial list of Panin's findings in Genesis 1:1:
1. The number of Hebrew words = 7.
2. The number of letters equals 28 (7 x 4 = 28).
3. The 3rd and 4th words, Eloheem and Aytht (God), have 7 letters.
4. The first 3 Hebrew words have 14 letters (7 x 2 = 14).
5. The last 4 Hebrew words have 14 letters (7 x 2 = 14).
6. The 3rd, 5th, and 7th words have 14 letters (7 x 2 = 14).
7. The 4th and 5th words have 7 letters.
8. The 6th and 7th words have 7 letters.
9. The numeric value of the verb, created, is 203 (7 x 29 = 203).
10. The numeric value of the 1st, 2 middle, and last letters is 133 (7 x 19 = 133).
11. The numeric value of the 1st and last letters of all 7 words is 1393 (7 x 199 = 1393).
12. The 1st and last letters of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th words is 896 (7 x 128 = 896)
13. The 1st and last letters of the 1st and last words have a numeric value of 497 (7 x 71 = 497).
14. The numeric value of Eloheem, heaven and earth is 777 (7 x 111 =777)
(NOTE: The modern Finals are not used in the above calculations. Therefore, Mem is 40, not 600, and Tsaddi is 90, not 900.)
The odds of these 14 features occurring by chance is one chance in 7,143. Quite remarkable indeed.
This phenomenon occurs throughout both the Old and New Testaments. It would be absurd to say that this happen by accident. God most assuredly design it.
There is a Five Pronged Menorah hidden in the Torah
It is very interesting that there is a five pronged menorah found hidden in the first paragraphs of the five books of Moses. The five books of Moses are called the "Torah" (Law) in Hebrew. They are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. There are specific words encoded in the opening paragraphs of these five books. The encoding can be deciphered through a method called Equidistance Letter Sequencing (ELS). By counting every fifty letters in Genesis and Exodus the word "Torah" is spelled out. Beginning with the first "tahv" in each passage and counting 50 letters you come to the letter "vav"; then counting another 50 letters you come to "resh"; and counting another 50 letters you come to a "hay" (The Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1-5 can be seen to the right). This spells the word "Torah" (Law) in Hebrew. Similarly in Numbers and Deuteronomy the word "Torah" is spelled out except it is spelled backwards beginning with the "hay", then the "resh", then the "vav", and finally the "tahv". The letters are at 50 letter intervals in Numbers, but 49 letter intervals in Deuteronomy. It is as if the "Torah" in Genesis and Exodus are facing inward toward Leviticus, and the Law in Numbers and Deuteronomy are facing backward to Leviticus. In Leviticus there is a different word spelled out and at a different interval. Counting at 8 letter intervals beginning with the second letter in verse one which is a "yod" you get: "yod", "hay", "vav", "hay" which spells "Jehovah" (The Hebrew text of Leviticus 1:1-2 can be seen above to the left). Here is a graphic of it:
Leviticus 23:15-16: "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths [7 x 7 = 49] shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD." (Also see Leviticus 25:8-10)
The above passage describes Pentecost (meaning 50), the 4th of the seven feasts, which is the center of another menorah design in the Bible. Pentecost represents this present Age of Grace, the Church Age. The 7 feasts of the LORD are:
The seven feasts of the LORD represent: 1) the death of Christ for our sins, 2) the burial of the sinless body of Jesus, 3) the resurrection of Christ, 4) the Age of Grace, 5) the Rapture, 6) the Tribulation, 7) the Millennial reign of Christ. The first 3 have been fulfilled, the 4th is now present, and the last three are yet future.
The above 5 pronged menorah pictures the Torah as subservient to Christ Jesus who is YHVH, or Jehovah, the Great "I AM" (John 8:23-24, 44; Revelation 1:8, 22:13; Luke 21:8, et. al.). Leviticus is the Book of the Law for the earthly Levitical priesthood. However, when the Lord Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the World He superseded the Levitical priesthood, and became the High Priest of all who receive Him as Saviour and Lord.
"If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec [having neither beginning of days, nor end of life], and not be called after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. ... For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood." (Hebrews 7:11-12, 14, cf. 7:1-3) "But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." (Hebrews 9:11-12) "For in Him [Christ] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." (Colossians 2:9)
"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." (Galatians 2:16)
The Word of God makes it very clear that the Law is to point people to Christ:
"Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe ..." (Romans 3:19-22)
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass,
one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
R. E. Sherman, a professional mathematician, was a skeptic who believed that Equidistance Letter Sequencing (ELS) was either fake or at best statistical artifacts. He started a project to try to prove the whole thing was bogus. Sherman develop his own software and begin analyzing the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Old Testament. Rather than proving ELS bogus he became a believer. He found many examples of messages that went beyond simple words and phrases which were often contextually similar to the Biblical passage in which they were found. Sherman found a cluster of hidden messages in Isaiah 53. It contained 42 encoded statements relating to Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension. Messages like, "In his name as he commanded, Jesus is the way" (Isaiah 53:6, 11-12; John 14:1-3, 6), "Resurrection of Jesus, he is risen indeed" (Isaiah 53:10; Luke 24:34; Acts 4:33; 1 Peter 1:3, 3:21), and others.
Bible scholar and author, Grant Jeffrey writes that the name ישׁוע is "... encoded in virtually every major messianic prophecy in the Old Testament. ... [And critics can] not explain why the name Yeshua would appear encoded at small ELS intervals within so many major messianic prophecies throughout the Old Testament."
I have personally verified the following Hebrew word ישׁוע (Yeshua) and other Hebrew words by hand counting the Equidistance Letter Sequencing (ELS) from my copy of The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew - Greek - English edited by J. P. Green.
I do not recommend wasting time and money on computer programs to find encoded prophecies, messages, words and phrases, or even by hand, because all one needs to know about salvation, heaven and hell, the church, prophecy, etc. is plainly spelled out in the text of God's word (the King James Bible for English speakers).
If you do count these words, don't forget that Hebrew reads from right to left. However, some of the below counts do run from left to right:
1. Daniel 9 running from verse 26 up into verse 25:
Beginning in verse 26 and counting 26 letters from left to right 3 times starting with the letter after the 8th yod (י) it spells, ישוע (Yeshua). The passage with this ELS count reads:
"Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself ..." (Daniel 9:25-26; cf. Isaiah 53:8)
The Lord Jesus signed His holy Name right across the verses with His main title. Of course "Messiah" is Hebrew and "Christ" is Greek, and both mean anointed.
Notice that in the ELS count the Lord's name begins in verse 26 and runs up into verse 25. These are the only 2 verses in the Old Testament where the Hebrew word translated "anointed" is transliterated "Messiah (Strong's Hebrew: #4899, משׁיח; mashiyach). A very interesting fact here is the 26 letter ELS count and the verse where the count begins, because the Hebrew gematria for the LORD's holy name, יהוה (YHVH, JEHOVAH) is also 26 (ה Hay = 5, ו Vav = 6, י Yod = 10). It is as if God is indicating through math the fact that Jehovah is the Messiah, and the Messiah's Name is Jesus.
Another point about this passage (Daniel 9:25-26) is that it is in the middle of one of the most important prophecies in the Bible (Daniel 9:24-27), having to do with:
1) The exact timing "... determined upon ... [Daniel's people, the Jews and upon Jerusalem], to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy [Jesus Christ]" (v. 24);
2) The destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD where it says, "... the people [Romans] of the prince [General Titus who later became Emperor] that shall come shall destroy the city [Jerusalem] and the sanctuary [Temple] ..." (v. 26; cf. Matt. 23:37 - 24:2);
3) The duration of the Great Tribulation and rebuilding of the Temple where it says, "And he [Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant [to re-institute Temple worship] with many for one week [of years]: and in the midst of the week [after 3 & 1/2 years] he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate ..." (v. 27; cf. Matt. 24:15).
2. Zechariah 9:9:
Beginning with the letter after the first yod (י) in this verse and counting 22 letters from right to left 3 times you find the Hebrew letters, ישוע, which is Lord's Hebrew Name, Yeshua! The verse reads:
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass." (Zechariah 9:9)
Matthew 21 records that the Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled this prophecy:
"And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee." (Matthew 21:1-11; Verse 5 above [bold] is quoting Zechariah 9:9 in part; cf. Luke 19:29-42; John 12:1, 12-15)
Sir Robert Anderson (1841 - 1918), Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, was a Bible scholar who wrote "The Coming Prince" which deals with Daniel 9:24-26 and Zechariah 9:9. Anderson, with the assistance of the Astronomer Royal of Greenwich Observatory studied the issue of the timing of the coming of "Messiah the Prince" (Daniel 9:25) prophesied in Daniel 9:24-26. Knowing the date of "the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" (Daniel 9:25) that was issued by King Artaxerxes of Persia was March 14, 445 BC (Nehemiah 2:1-8), they calculated the date of the coming of "Messiah the Prince" to be Sunday, April 6, 32 AD to the very day. April 6, 32 AD, was the the 10th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan which is also called Abib (Deuteronomy 16:1). This was the day that the Passover lambs were selected for a period of inspection (Exodus 12:3, 5) until Passover on the evening of 14 Nisan when it was killed (Exodus 12:6; Leviticus 23:5).
Little did the people of Matthew 21:1-11 (above) know that they were symbolically selecting "the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29) as the Passover Lamb. This is seen from the Lord's statement as "... he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes." (Luke 19:41-42) Then, 4 days later, on Thursday, the 14th of Nisan, Jesus ate the Passover with the apostles at the prescribed time in the evening of the 14th which is the beginning of the Biblical day, was arrested later that night, underwent 5 unjust trials, and around noon He was nailed to a cross and He gave His life for "the sin of the world", still the 14th, during a special "evening" of "darkness" from noon till 3 PM (Exodus 12:6; Luke 23:44). (Note that a Biblical day is from sunset to sunset).
3. Proverbs 30 running from verse 4 to 7:
Starting with the 8th yod (י) in the last word "מי" (who) in verse 4, and counting every 22nd letter from right to left, spells, ישוע שי (Yeshua Shai), Jesus Gift.
"Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar." (Proverbs 30:4-6)
"There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. ... Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. ... God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he." (John 4:7, 9-10, 24-26) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8) "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) "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." (John 3:16)
4. Genesis 3:20-21:
Starting with the letter after the last the yod (י) in verse 20, and counting 9 letters three times from left to right, it spells, יהוה (JEHOVAH). And starting with the last ayin (ע) in verse 21, counting 9 letters twice from left to right, we get the Hebrew word, ישׁע (Strong's Hebrew #03468, yeshah) which means salvation.
"And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (Genesis 3:20-21)
God formed Adam from the dust of the ground, "and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Genesis 2:7), and shortly thereafter God took one of Adams ribs and made Eve and brought her to him. (Genesis 2:21-22). So with the exception of Adam, Eve is the mother of all living people, for all stemmed from her. Adam and Eve became "one flesh" and she became "the mother of all living" (Genesis 2:24, 3:20). However, Jehovah (יהוה) is the originator of all life, including the regeneration of the dead spirit that all have inhereted because of Adam and Eve's sin. "And did not He make one? Yet had He the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That He might seek a godly seed. ..." (Malachi 2:15). Our first parents, Adam and Eve, like all saved people, were born again through the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. The only difference between us and them is that they looked forward to His coming to die (Genesis 3:15), while we look back to what He has now accomplished for us by His death and resurrection. But before they received the gift of salvation (ישׁע) they "sewed fig leaves together" to try to cover their sin (Genesis 3:7, cf 4:1-8). But on the very day that they fell into sin by obeying the Serpent rather than Jehovah (יהוה) they believed God and received salvation (ישׁע) which was signified by the symbol of a slain animal pointing to the death of Jesus Christ. It must have been a shocking experience for Adam and Eve to see the death of that animal, the consequences of their sin, because up until that point there had been no death on the earth. God's righteousness is typified by right clothing (Job 29:13-14; Isaiah 52:1, 61:10; Revelation 4:4, 7:13-14, 19:7-8; Matthew 22:10-13), not the works of sewing fig leaves together, but by receiving Jesus, the gift of God. "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3:5-7) "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." (1 Peter 1:23) "Of His own will begat he us with the Word of Truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. ... Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your souls." (James 1:18, 21) This is the salvation (ישׁע) of Jehovah (יהוה).
5. Psalm 22:14-16
By beginning with the letter after the 4th yod (י) in verse 14 and counting every 26th letter three times from right to left you find the Lord's name, ישוע, Yeshua.
Again it is important to notice that the 26 letter count in this ELS is also the Hebrew gematria equivalent of יהוה (YHVH, JEHOVAH)
"I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet." (Psalm 22:14-16)
Here in Psalm 22 the Lord Jesus signed His holy Name across the most graphic description of His crucifixion in the Old Testament 1,000 years before it occurred and over 500 years before crucifixion was even invented. Crucifixion is the most horrific method of execution ever conceived by the wicked mind of man.
6. Isaiah 53:10 and running up into verse 8:
Counting every twentieth letter from left to right after the second yod (י) in "He shall prolong" (יאריך) it spells ישוע שמי (Yeshua shmi) which means, Jesus is My Name. Others have found over 40 ELS readings in Isaiah 52 and 53, but I have verified only this one.
"He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And He made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; he hath put Him to grief: when Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand." (Isaiah 53:8-10)
In this passage, "who shall declare his generation?," speaks of Christ's eternality; His having "done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth", speaks of His sinlessness; and "He shall prolong His days" speaks of His resurrection from the dead.
7. Isaiah 7:14:
Counting 17 letters three times from right to left beginning after the mem (מ) in עלמה (Strong's Hebrew word #5959, almah, a virgin), spells, משיח, Mashiach which is transliterated as Messiah.
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)
"And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:30-35)
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. ... And [Joseph] knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His name JESUS." (Matthew 1:23-25)
8. Isaiah 58:12-13:
Beginning with the letter after the last shin (ש) and counting every 13th letter from right to left, spells, שר ישוע, Sar Yeshua, which is Jesus the Prince. (Sar is Strong's #8269, prince; שׂר)
"And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it." (Isaiah 58:12-14)
9. Exodus 30 verse 16 and running to 18; also see verses 9 and 10:
Starting with the first letter, yod (י), in the 3rd to the last word, יהוה (Strong's Hebrew: #3068, Yehovah or Jehovah), in verse 16, and counting every 12th letter from right to left 3 times it spells, ישוע (Yeshua). Just a few verses before in Exodus 30:9-10 is the Hebrew word for Passover (Strong's Hebrew: #6453, pascha; פסח) starting with the 3rd letter of the 1st word in verse 10 and counting at 9 letter intervals from left to right twice.
The Lord Jesus' Hebrew name beginning with the first letter of the Hebrew word for Jehovah is significant, because Jehovah is the great I AM (John 8:58), the Godhead (Col. 2:9) or the Trinity (Deut. 6:4, 1 John 5:7)
"And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD. ... And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls." (Exodus 30:10, 16)
"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement." (Romans 5:10-11) "... For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us." (1 Corinthians 5:7)
10. Numbers 13 verse 33 back to verse 32:
Beginning the count after the 7th yod (י) from the end of the verse, and counting every 12th letter from left to right 5 times we find the words, יה ישוע, Yah Yeshua. Yah or Jah is found 49 times (7 x 7 = 49) in the Old Testament. יה (JAH) is a shortened form of יהוה (JEHOVAH).
"And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able .... all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight." (Numbers 13:30, 32-33).
Israel was well able to overcome the land of the sons of Anak, had they trusted in JAH, but, alsa, they did not!
"Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him." (Psalms 68:4)
Starting with the letter after the first lamed (ל) in Genesis 12:1, and counting 8 letters four times from left to right it spells, ישראל Yisrael (Isarel). Another ELS finding also starting in Genesis 12:1 with the letter after the first mem (מ), and counting 17 letters three times from left to right, spells, משיח Mashiach.
"And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee." (Genesis 11:31 - 12:1)
The symbolism of the ELS code in this passage indicates that the Messiah would come from Abram. And he was born before Moses gave the Hebrew Law or Torah (Romans 4:3-5). Note too that "... the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee." However, Abram took his father, Terah, with him. They were from Ur of the Chaldees which was not far from the site of the Tower of Babel. God apparently wanted Abram out of that environment. Messiah Yeshua would come through Abram's lineage. It would be from Abram (Abraham), Issac and Jacob (Israel) that the human side of Jesus Christ would come.
The verses directly after our passage containing the above ELS codes state:
"And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." (Genesis 12:2-3)
12. Beginning in Genesis 28:13 and running back up into verse 10, and again from verse 13 up into verse 15:
Starting after the fourth aleph (א), counting every 26th letter from left to right, spells, אהל ציון ohail tziyon (Strong's Hebrew #168, ohel, Tabernacle & Strong's Hebrew #6726, Tsiyown, Zion). Full meaning: Tabernacle of Zion. In addition, starting with the letter after the last tuv (ת) in verse 13, and counting every 26th letter from right to left, spells, תורה (Strong's Hebrew #8451, Torah, Law).
Again, remember that 26 is the Hebrew gematria number of the LORD, יהוה which in English is: JEHOVAH (Note also that 2 + 6 = 8 which is the number of new beginnings).
"And Jacob [God changed his name to Israel] went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of." (Genesis 28:10-15)
"And THERE SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN, AND IN THE MOON, AND IN THE STARS; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. ... And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, THEN LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:25, 28)
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." (Joel 2:30-31)
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and THE SUN BECAME BLACK AS SACKCLOTH OF HAIR, AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD." (Revelation 6:12)
There is a rare astronomical phenomenon called a Lunar Tetrad which consists of a set of four consecutive total lunar eclipses (Blood Moons).
Here we are concerned with three tetrads. There were two tetrads one in 1949 / 1950 and another in 1967 / 1968, and there is another coming up in 2014 / 2015. The pattern of these tetrads is that they fall on the first and last of the 7 Biblical feast enumerated in Leviticus 23 which are:
14th of Nisan
15 - 21 Nisan
The First day of the Week (Sunday) after Passover
7 Sabbaths after Firstfruits on the First day of the Week
1st of Tishrei
10th of Tishrei
15 - 21 Tishrei
The re-establishment of Israel as a nation is a major theme in Bible Prophecy, and likewise the re-occupation of Jerusalem is prophesied in the Bible.
Here is the breakdown of the 3 most recent tetrads that have or will occur during the first and last of the 7 feasts of Israel follow:
1. The Tetrad of 1949 & 1950 is tied to the rebirth of Israel after 1,878 years on May 14, 1948:
|April 13, 1949||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 7, 1949||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|April 2, 1950||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|September 26, 1950||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
The Israeli War for Independence (15 May 1948 - 10 March 1949): As repeatedly prophesied in the Bible, Israel returned to her ancestral homeland. After declaring her independence on May 14, 1948 Israel was attacked by 9 Islamic nations which possess 187 times more land than tiny Israel. Ill equipped, Israel initially had only 10,489 rifles, 3,554 machine-guns and 764 mortars; no military aircraft, tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, anti-tank or anti-aircraft weapons, or even heavy machine guns. Israel defeated the combined forces of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Yemen, Sudan, the Arab League, the Holy War Army and The Muslim Brotherhood. Israel not only won the war, but also gained territory. This was nothing less than miraculous. Since then Israel has been attacked in 1956, 1967 and 1973 gaining land after each attack.
It is very interesting to note that 3 weeks before Israel declared herself a nation there was a partial eclipse on, you guessed it, Passover (23 April), and there was also a partial eclipse on Tabernacles (18 October) during the 1948 war for independence.
2. The Tetrad of 1967 & 1968 is tied to the Israeli retaking of Jerusalem after 1,897 years on June 7, 1967:
|April 24 1967||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 18, 1967||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|April 13, 1968||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 6, 1968||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
The Six Day War (June 5 - 10, 1967): Between Israel’s War of Independence and the Six Day War, the Syrians constantly fired artillery shells from positions in the Golan Heights upon Israeli communities. Fatah began raids into Israeli territory in early 1965, with active support from Syria entering via Lebanon or Jordan. In April 1967, after Syria heavily shelled Israeli villages from the Golan Heights, and Israel shot down six Syrian MiG fighter planes and warned Syria against future attacks. Egypt began massing troops in the Sinai Peninsula on Israel's border on May 16, 1967 and expelled UN forces from Gaza and Sinai on May 19, 1967, and took up the UN's positions at the Straits of Tiran on May 19, 1967. Israel reiterated declarations made in 1957 that any closure of the Straits would be considered an act of war, but Egypt closed the Straits to Israeli shipping on May 23, 1967. On June 5, 1967 Israel launched a large-scale surprise air strike that opened the Six-Day War. On the eve of the war, Egypt had massed about 100,000 troops in the Sinai, including 7 divisions (4 infantry, 2 armored and 1 mechanized), 4 independent infantry brigades and 4 independent armored brigades with 950 tanks, 1,100 APCs and over 1,000 artillery pieces. Syria's army had a total strength of 75,000 amassed along the Syrian border. Jordan's army had 55,000 troops and 300 tanks along it's border. In addition to Syria, Egypt and Jordan there were an additional assortment of weapons and men from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Kuwait, Tunisia, Sudan, and the PLO.
Israel had 50,000 troops, 214,000 reservists, 300 combat aircraft and 800 tanks against the Arab's 547,000 troops, 957 combat aircraft, and 2,500 tanks. Israel captured the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, and the West Bank and Jerusalem from Jordan in just 6 days. Again, nothing less than miraculous.
There were additional partial eclipses on the Passovers in the years prior (1966) and following (1969) the Tetrad of 67 / 68!
It cannot be denied that the Tetrads of 1949 & 1950, and 1967 & 1968 were clearly associated with major historical events in the history of God's chosen earthly people, namely the re-establishment of Israel as a nation; and the re-capture of Jerusalem. The 1949 & 1950 Tetrad began on the first Passover after the historical event, and the 1967 & 1968 Tetrad occurred during the historical event!
3. The upcoming Tetrad of 2014 & 2015 will fall on a Sabbatical Year:
|April 14, 2014||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|October 8, 2014||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|April 3, 2015||Passover (Pesach)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
|September 27, 2015||Feast Of Tabernacles (Sukkot)||Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)|
Two Solar eclipses will fall within the Tetrad in 2015: One on 29 Adar 5775 which is the day before the Religious New Year of 1 Nissan, and the other will be on 29 Elul 5775 which is the day before the Civil New Year (Tishri 1) which is the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) and the day of release (Shemittah):
|March 20, 2015||Day before the New Year for the Feast Days (Nissan 1, 5775)||Total Solar Eclipse|
|September 13, 2015||Day before the Civil New Year (Tishri 1, 5776, the Shemittah)||Partial Solar Eclipse|
These Three Tetrads of the 20th & 21st Centuries that fall on the First & Last of the Feasts Point to the Year 1948:
Israel's birth year (1948) can be seen in the 3 sets of tetrads:
1. 1949 / 1950
2. 1967 / 1968
3. 2014 / 2015
By subtracting 1949 from 1968 (the first of the 1st set from the last of the 2nd set) you get 19.
By subtracting 1967 from 2015 (the first of the 2nd set from the last of the 3rd set) you get 48.
The year of Israel's re-establishment as a nation was 1948.
The number of books of the Bible can also be seen:
The Hebrew "Shemittah" (literally: release):
The Shemittah begins on the first day of the new Sabbatical Year or seven year cycle. Personal debts are considered forgiven as of the end of this 7th year. This day also ends the year long rest of the land which was mandated in the Law of Moses for the Land of Israel (Ex. 23:10-11; Lev. 25:1-7; Deut. 15:1-9, 31:10-11). The land rests during the seventh year, just as no work was to be done on the seventh day.
The first of Tishrei is when the numbered year changes, and this date is most significant for determining the Shemittah (release) and Yovel (Jubilee) years. Jubilee's come after 7 Shemittahs (49 years), at the beginning of the 50th year on the 10th of Tishrei which is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).
In my research I have not yet been able to pen down the latest and next Jubilee. Some believe the last Jubilee was on September 27, 2001, and some believe it will be on September 23, 2015, just after the next Shemittah.
After having been closed for 6 days after 9/11 when the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) reopened on Monday, September 17, 2001 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed down 7%, having fallen 684 points by the end of trading. It was the biggest-ever one-day point decline up until that time. By the end of the week, the DJIA had fallen 1369.7 points (14.3%), its largest one-week point drop in history. It cannot be a coincidence that by the time the NYSE closed on September 17, 2001 it was Tishrei 1, 5762 in Israel on the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) which was also the Shemittah, the day of the release of debts. (See September 2001 Calendar with Biblical months, days and feast days)
But that's not all! Seven years later and on the next Shemittah on September 30, 2008, in Israel, the 29th in New York the same thing happened again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 7% again, this time having dropped 777 points. Approximately $1.2 trillion of the market value was lost. (See September 2008 Calendar with Biblical months, days and feast days)
Here is a list of the top 10 largest one-day point declines of the Dow Jones Industrial Average [DJIA] ever:
The top 3 losses in red on the above chart fell on 2 of the 7 Biblical feast days, Trumpets (a picture of the Rapture of the saved) and Tabernacles (a picture of the Millennial reign of Christ). Two others top loss days also in red fell on the Day of Atonement (a picture of the Tribulation), and on "the saddest day in Jewish history," the 9th of Av:
1. September 29, 2008 was the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) when the market lost 777 points.
2. October 15, 2008 was on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) when the market lost 733 points.
3. September 17, 2001 was the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) when the market lost 684 points.
4. October 9, 2008 was on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) when the market lost 678 points (the 5th greatest one day loss ever).
5. August 8, 2011 saw a loss of 634 points. It was the day of fasting and mourning the destruction of both Temples first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C on the 9th of Av, and again on the 9th of Av in 70 AD by the Romans.
The 21 Days of Mourning:
The Jews still observe 21 days of mourning from 17 Tammuz to 9 Av in commemoration of the Roman General Titus' breach of the outer walls of Jerusalem on 17 Tammuz, and his order on the 9th of Av (Tisha b'Av) to leveled the Temple to the ground (4 Aug 70 AD).
There were total solar eclipses for 3 years straight during the 21 days of mourning on the 1st of Av in 2008, 2009 and 2010:
August 1, 2008 (1st of Av 5768 began at sunset on August 1st and ended at sunset on the 2nd)
July 22, 2009 (1st of Av 5769 began at sundown on July 21st and ended at sunset on the 22nd)
July 11, 2010 (1st of Av 5770 began at sunset on July 11th and ended at sundown on the 12th)
Eclipses on the Feast of Purim:
In the book of Esther after, Ahasuerus, King of Persia had given command that the Jews should defend themselves against the plot of wicked Haman's Holocaust plan to destroy them they were able to defeat their enemies. Since those days till now they have celebrated Purim (Esther 9:15-19).
On 8 March, 2012 (which was the 1st of the 2 days of Purim) while verifying the lunar tetrads (4 total eclipses in a row) of 1949/50 and 1967/68 at the NASA web site I noticed that Purim frequently fell in March. I became curious as checked every time there was a lunar eclipse in March during the 20th Century. There were 22 eclipses in March during the 20th Century. All but one was on Purim which was in 1904. That month had 2 eclipses: 1 on Purim and the other on Passover.
Eclipses falling on Purim, Passover, and Tabernacle are not unusual because these feasts fall in the middle of the lunar month when the moon is full. However, the number of 22 eclipses in March is significant as we saw at the beginning of this article. It again proves that God's word is Truth.
"And God said, let there be LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and years." (Genesis 1:14)
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. In all provinces except Shushan the Jews fought on the 13th & rejoiced on the 14th.|
|Passover: 14th of Nissan. There was also an eclipse on Sept. 24, 1904 which was the 1st day of Tabernacles.|
|Purim 1 (Eve): This was the 13th of Adar when the Jews were fighting for their lives. (Blood Moon)|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. A day of rejoicing in the provinces.|
|Purim 2: In Shushan the Jews waged war on the 13th & 14th of Adar and observed the 15th as a day of rejoicing.|
|Purim 1 (Eve): On the 13th of Adar the Jews were fighting for their lives.|
|Purim 2 (Eve): Observed on the 16th of Adar as the day of rejoicing, because the 15th was the Sabbath day in 1923.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. Day of rejoicing.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. (Hitler rose to power as chancellor of Germany in 1933.)|
|Purim 1 (Eve): 13th of Adar. The Jews were fighting for their lives.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. Nazis hang 10 Jews in Zduńska Wola, Poland to avenge the hanging of Haman's 10 sons. (Blood Moon)|
|Purim 2: The 15th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. U. S. Sec. of State, Herter, tells PM Ben Gurion his wish to aid Israel with defensive missiles. (Blood Moon)|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 2: The 15th of Adar. (Blood Moon).|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
|Purim 1 (Eve): 13th of Adar. The Jews were fighting for their lives.|
|Purim 1: 14th of Adar. This was a Total Penumbral Eclipse.|
|Purim 2: The 15th of Adar.|
|Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.|
2011 Comets Elenin & Honda
A Russian amateur astronomer, Leonid Elenin of Lyubertsy near Moscow, discovered a magnitude 19 comet (known as C/2010 X1) on December 10, 2010 using a remotely controlled telescope situated in New Mexico, USA.
Comet Honda joined Elenin on 7 October on the eastern horizon in the Northern hemisphere. They were both around magnitude 5 or 6.
These comets were interesting Biblically for the following reasons:
1. Earth, Elenin, the Sun, and Mercury were in alignment on September 28 & 29. From the evening of 28 September to the evening of the 29th is the Biblical Feast of Trumpets, a foreshadow of the Rapture (Leviticus 23:23-25; cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52). Furthermore, the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly was in session from September 28th to 30th. They discussed whether to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state. The Bible gives this parting of the Land of Israel as a reason for God's judgment on the nations during the 7 year Tribulation. In the Book of the Prophet Joel God states:
"I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." (Joel 3:2)
The Rapture will occur before this, the culmination of the 7 years of God's judgment on an unbelieving world.
2. When Elenin and Honda became visible together on the night of 7 October it was the beginning of the Feast of Atonement, a picture of the 7 year Tribulation (Leviticus 23:26-32; cf. Daniel 9:27, 12:1 ; Matthew 24:21). Could these 2 comets be a piture of God's 2 Hebrew witnesses during the first half of the Tribulation? God had the Apostle John to write:
"And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth." (Revelation 11:3-4)
3. When Elenin was closest to the Earth on October 16, 17 & 18 at 22 million miles (0.233 AU) it was right in the middle of the Feast of Tabernacles, a type of the Millennial reign of Christ, and the eternal state after that (Leviticus 23:33-43; cf. Revelation 20:1-6, 21:1-7).
Signs in the Heavens are Real and they Punctuate the Feast of Israel:
These signs in the sky draw our attention to the 7 prophetic feasts of the LORD. The Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled the first 3 feasts, Passover, Unleavened Bread and First fruits which symbolized His death, burial and resurrection. Jesus is the sinless Passover Lamb of God sacrificed for us.
PASSOVER = DEATH OF THE INNOCENT FOR OTHERS:
He gave His sinless blood: "... Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29) "... For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us." (1 Corinthians 5:7) "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." (1 Peter 1:18-19)
UNLEAVENED BREAD = BURIAL OF SINLESS BODY:
The Lord used unleavened bread as a symbol of His sinless body on Passover eve: "... Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body ... which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me." (Matthew 26:26; Luke 22:19) "And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin." (1 John 3:5) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. ... For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh ..." (1 Peter 2:22, 3:18)
Leaven is a type of sin. Unlike others, Jesus was sinless, but He warned us of the leaven of hypocrisy, false doctrine, malice and wickedness: "... Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy." (Luke 12:1) "... the leaven ... of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees." (Matthew 16:12) "... the leaven of malice and wickedness ..." (1 Corinthians 5:8)
FIRSTFRUITS = RESURRECTION:
"... Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end ..."
PENTECOST = CHURCH AGE:
These first three "Feasts of the LORD" were fulfilled to the day by the Lord Jesus Christ at His first coming. After these comes Pentecost which represents this present Age: Leviticus 23 describes the 4th Feast:
"Even unto the morrow [1 day] after the seventh sabbath [49 days] shall ye number fifty days [meaning: Pentecost]; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD." (Leviticus 23:16-17; cf. Acts 2:1, 20:16; 1 Cor. 16:8)
The "two wave loaves ... baken with leaven" picture the Jew and Gentile believers in the churches of this Age. Although saved we are still in the flesh and therefore still sinners which is symbolized by the "leaven." In Acts 2 we have the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Christ which was 50 days beforehand. On that day "Jews and proselytes" from at least 15 nations were assembled in Jerusalem (Acts 2:9-12) for the Feast when the Apostle Peter preached the death burial and resurrection of Christ to them (Acts 2:22-36). After his preaching 3,000 Jews and Gentiles repented, received Christ, and were added to the church by baptism (Acts 2:37-41). The "two wave loaves" of Jews and Gentiles are depicted in Ephesians in these words:
"Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, Who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. ... Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." (Ephesians 2:11-14, 19-20; cf. Col 3:11; Rom 2:28-29)
This present Church Age, "The Dispensation of the Grace of God," has been in the process of fulfillment since the first coming and will continue till He returns for all the believers of this Age (Ephesians 3:1-7, cf. 1:10; 1 Cor. 9:17: Col. 1:25). Then "the things which shall be hereafter," as the Apostle John called them, will commence with the Rapture of all believers of our Dispensation (Revelation 1:19, 4:1).
TRUMPETS = RAPTURE
The Rapture is typified by the Feast of Trumpets.
"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. ... For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 5:9-10; cf. 1:9-10)
"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory." (1 Corinthians 15:51-54)
However, Church Age believers may not necessarily be raptured on the Feast of Trumpets, because the Lord Jesus told us:
"Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 25:13, cf. 24:36, 44, 50; Mark 13:32; Luke 21:, Acts 1:7, 1 Thess. 5:1-2)
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36; cf. Rom. 4:3-5; 2 Cor. 5:10; Eph. 2:8-10)
ATONEMENT = TRIBULATION:
The Tribulation will have a clearly marked beginning. It will begin when a world leader, the Antichrist, will confirm a covenant with many for one week of years (7 years), but in the middle of the week, at the 3 & 1/2 year point, he will break the covenant. The covenant will specify the re institution of Jewish Temple worship. The Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem and sacrifices and oblations will be offered to God. God's 2 witnesses, likely Moses and Elijah, will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ during the first 3 & 1/2 years. Antichrist will be given full reign over the world for the last 3 & 1/2 years. Then Christ will return and destroy him and his at Armageddon.
"And he [The Beast of Revelation 13] shall confirm the covenant with many [Muslims included] for one week [7 years]: and in the midst of the week [at the 3 1/2 year point] he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease [stop Jewish Temple worship], and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate .... And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall PLACE the abomination that maketh desolate." (Daniel 9:27, 11:31; cf. Rev. 6:1-2, 11:1-4; 2 Thess 2:3-4)
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy [Daniel's] people [Israel]: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." (Daniel 12:1)
"And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Revelation 6:15-17)
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains." (Matthew 24:15-16; cf. Revelation 13:5, 7-9, 13:14-18; cf. Dan. 11:31-36, 12:11)
During just the first 1/2 of the 7 year Tribulation God will be allowing and directly causing great catastrophes upon the earth. Here are some examples:
1) Early in the Tribulation Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran) and others will teem up to attack Israel, but will be destroyed by God Himself (Ezek. 38, Rev. 6:4), and as the result many will come to know Christ as Saviour (Ezek. 38:23 - 39:7).
2) Inflation will be so bad that it will take a days wages just to put food on the table for a day (Rev. 6:6).
3) Revelation 6:8 says that the rider on the pale horse will have power over "... the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth." The 1st method of killing is conventional weapons, the 2nd is famine, the 3rd and 4th methods, "death, and with the beasts of the earth" are likely germ, chemical and other advanced weapons; and bio weaponry produced with Genetics, Robotics, Information Nano technologies (GRIN technologies). Genetically enhanced animal / human monstrosities modified for military use by the New World Order's (NWO) military industrial complex. They are already working on these weaponized creatures. These are likely alluding to the NWO's stated plan to greatly reduce the population of the earth. It is also likely that there will be prison camps for the murder of the people much like the Nazis of WW II.
4) Two objects will crash into the earth. One is described as, "a great mountain burning with fire" and the other as "a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp" (Revelation 8:8, 10). One of these will kill 1/3 of the sea life and destroy 1/3 of the ships at sea; and the other will poison 1/3 of fresh water on the earth (Rev. 8:8-11).
5) Demonic creatures imprisoned in the bottomless pit since the Flood of Noah will be loosed to torment the lost (Rev. 9:1-11).
6) At the mid-point of the Tribulation "they shall PLACE the abomination that maketh desolate" (Daniel 11:31), "the image of the beast" and institute the "mark of the beast " without which "no man [may] buy or sell" (Revelation 13:14, 17, 16:2, 19:20; cf. 13:11-18)
7) "The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard ..." and "... the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days ..." (Isaiah 24:20, 30:26). "Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left." (Isaiah 24:7, cf. 24:1-5, 18-19, 30:1, 8-11, 33). "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days [the daylight hours, not the days of the 7 years] shall be shortened." (Matthew 24:21-22)
8) At least 1/2 of earth's population will die during the first half of the 7 year Tribulation (Rev. 6:8, 9:15), and only a relatively small number of saved people will go into the Millennium (Matt. 25:31-46).
"And his [Christ's] feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south." (Zechariah 14:4)
TABERNACLES = MILLENNIUM:
"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years." (Revelation 20:1-6)
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. ... There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed." (Isaiah 11:6-9, 65:20)
"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." (Revelation 20:7-10)
"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless." (2 Peter 3:13-14)
More can be found on prophetic significance of the 7 Feasts of the LORD here.
Judging from what has happened in the past, the first 3 feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread & Firstfruits) having been fulfilled by Jesus Christ at His first coming; and 60 some odd years ago Israel becoming a nation again, being testified to by the sign of 4 blood moons in the heavens (a lunar tetrad) and likewise 40 some odd years ago when Israel regained control over her eternal capital, Jerusalem, again being attested to by 4 blood moons; these and all the lunar eclipses in March during the 20th Century falling on Purim, except in 1904 which had one on Purim and another on Passover; plus the events of the passing of comets Elenin and Honda occurring on the Feast of Trumpets, the Feast of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. All these validateable events are indicators that the last three feasts (Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles) will likewise be fulfilled.
The 2 lunar tetrads that began in 1949 and 1967 marked the 2 most important dates in Israel's modern history. The one that will begin in 2014 will likely punctuate another significant prophetic event for Israel and perhaps the world. It may signal the beginning of the Tribulation! Only God knows.
"... worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:10)
There are four major topics of end time Bible prophecy: 1) The return of Israel to the Land God gave her, 2) the New World Order, 3) the increase of knowledge, and 4) the beginning of sorrows. The other three items began in earnest when Israel became a nation again. All four, already in effect, will continue on into the seven year tribulation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, the Lord Jesus, and the Apostle John. We are in the final generation and the seven year Tribulation will begin soon.
The Return of Israel to her God Given Homeland:
During World War I the British Empire faced off against the Ottoman and German empires. Field Marshal Edmund Allenby (1861 - 1936) commanded British Forces with units from Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Allenby is famous for his role in the conquest of Palestine and Syria in 1917 and 1918. In late 1917 during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign fighting occurred over an extensive area north of the Gaza–Beersheba line and west of the road from Beersheba to Jerusalem via Hebron. By 8 November the main Ottoman base at Sheria was captured and Ottoman units were in retreat.
"Allenby ... captured the city of Jersalem in December of 1917 and took Megiddo [of Armageddon fame] by September of 1918, thereby carrying out Great Briton’s Balfour Declaration ... [Allenby] surrounded the city of Jerusalem on December 9, 1917. The night before his impending invasion, Allenby, being a Christian, prayed. He asked the Lord to let him take the city without destroying the holy places. The next morning he sent some British airplanes on reconnaissance flight over the city. (Bear in mind that the Turkish occupiers had never seen an airplane before. In 1917 British planes were odd looking contraptions!) That morning, while buzzing the Eastern Gate over the Temple site, the British pilot dropped a note demanding surrender signed by General Allenby. Now please understand that in the Arabic language Allah means God, and beh is the word for son. A Turkish soldier picked up a strange note dropped from a frightful ‘bird’ demanding surrender, signed by Allah-beh, the son of God! When he took the note to his superior, the white flag was hoisted, and the city surrendered without firing a single shot ..." (Church, J. R., The Armageddon Syndrome, Prophecy Publications, Oklahoma City, OK, 1985, pp. 39-41)
World War I prepared the land for the Jewish people, and World War II prepared the Jewish people for the land! Hitler’s Holocaust reduced the number of Jews in Europe by 6,234,070, from 9,739,200 in 1939 to 3,505,130 in 1945 (Figures from Israel's Final Holocaust by Jack Van Impe, p. 85).
In the chapter of the Bible concerning God's blessings and cursings for Israel it says that if they "hearken unto the voice of the LORD" they would receive blessings; but if they would "not hearken unto the voice of the LORD," cursings (Deut. 28:2, 15). It says that if they would not harken:
"The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young" (Deuteronomy 28:49-50)
Jerusalem and Judea have been taken into captivity twice, first they were taken into the Babylonian captivity (587 BC) and then by the Romans (70 AD). Both times the emblem of the nation was an eagle, as was also Nazi Germany.
Likewise, the national symbol of the eagle belonged to the Assyrian Empire that took the northern 10 tribes of Israel into the Assyrian captivity (722 BC), 135 years before Judah was taken into the Babylonian captivity.
The Nazi Holocaust caused the Jews to say, "Never again!" and made them strive even more for a national homeland which could defend itself.
Let us now look at the Lord Jesus' prophecy of both Israel's Roman Captivity and the 1,878 year Diaspora:
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. 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." (Matthew 23:37-39, 24:1-2)
The Lord's prophecy was fulfilled within the lifetime of His apostles in 70 AD by the Roman General Titus who destroyed the Temple, as the Prophet Daniel had also prophesied. Not a stone was left upon another. Daniel had prophesied:
"And after threescore and two weeks [plus "seven weeks" of years (62 + 7 = 69 x 7), or 483 years after King Artaxerxes gave the "commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" in 445 BC] shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people [Romans] of the prince [Titus] that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary ..." (Daniel 9:26, cf. 9:25; Neh. 2)
|Above is the south relief of the Arch of Titus in Rome depicting the victorious return from Jerusalem with furniture from the Temple (the Table of the Shewbread, the Temple Menorah, and Trumpets; the Ark of the Covenant is conspicuously missing.) The 3 plaques depicted scenes of victory.|
It happened exactly as prophesied and is an indisputable fact of history, and not oney so, but it was also prophesied repeatedly that Israel's return would be in the last days, and this too has been fulfilled as Christ also stated. In Matthew 24 the Lord Jesus said:
"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:32-34)
The figure of "the fig tree" symbolizes the Nation of Israel (cf. Hosea 9:10; Matt. 21:19; Joel 1:1-7). The fig tree was replanted back in the land in 1948, and we have already seen that Israel's return to the land was accompanied with signs in the heavens.
Many prophetic signs began their fulfillment in 1948 with Israel's return to the land.
1948: Nations Rising, Rebuilding, Splitting & Uniting:
There is a parallel passage to Matthew 24:32-34 in Luke 21 that speaks of other trees also. It says:
"And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled." (Luke 21:29-32)
As Israel is represented by a tree, so other nations are also. Note the nations of 1948:
1. On New Years day of 1948 Benelux [Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg] was born. The treaty forming the "Benelux Customs Union" came into effect on 1 January. "[Then on March 18th of] 1948, Britain, France and the Benelux countries signed the Pact of Brussels, a vague commitment to set up a joint defensive system. No surrender of independence or sovereignty was involved, ... albeit ... the wording did speak of the purpose of encouraging the progressive integration of Europe. ... They decided to widen the Brussels Treaty of 1948 so that Italy and Germany could join in an enlarged Western European Union which was created in 1955." (Watts, Duncan; The European Union; Edinburgh University Press; 2008; pp. 29, 36) The Benelux Customs Union was the embryo of the modern European Union (EU).
2. On January 4th, Britain granted independence to Burma (now Myanmar).
3. On April 3rd President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which authorized $5 billion in aid to rebuild 16 nations of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom).
4. On April 30th the charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) was signed in Bogota, Colombia. Now there are 35 member nations. At it's beginning the OAS had these 21 members: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.
5. On May 14th the independent State of Israel was proclaimed in Tel Aviv under Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion as British rule in Palestine came to an end. Ben-Gurion and 26 fellow members of the Provisional Council of State signed the Declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel. Ten other member’s signatures were delayed for 10 days having been cut off by fighting in Jerusalem. Within minutes of establishment of the State of Israel, U.S. President Truman recognized Israel as the defacto government. The following day the 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ended, and Israel was invaded by Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and other Islamic nations.
6. On May 27th, the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam, partially autonomous of the French, was established during the end of French rule. It has been called Pre-Vietnam.
7. On June 7th the Communists completed the takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes. They began the takeover on February 25th with a coup d’etat.
8. On June 21st, Lord Mountbatten resigned as Viceroy of India signaling the total withdrawal of the British Empire from India.
9. On August 15th the Republic of Korea (South Korea) declared independence; and on September 9th the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) emerged out of Soviet occupation, with Kim Il-sung as prime minister.
10. In 1948 Chiang Kai Shek evacuated the Republic of China from the mainland to the Island of Formosa renaming it, Taiwan, and declaring itself the legitimate government of China, and on September 1st the Chinese Communists formed the North China People's Republic.
So we can now see that "the fig tree, and all the trees" have begun to "shoot forth." Therefore, we know that "the kingdom of God is nigh at hand, and that "this generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled." (Luke 21:29-32)
The New World Order:
The end time New World Order (NWO) is being prepared and is nearing completion. It will consist of 1) a one world government, 2) a one world religion, and 3) a one world economic system.
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea [Symbolic of "peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues" -- Rev 17:15], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. ... And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." (Revelation 13:1, 5-7; cf. 17:1, 3, 7, 16; Dan. 7:7-8)
"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings ..." (Revelation 17:12; cf. Dan. 7:24)
The European Community established by the Treaty of Rome in 1967 which in turn came from "Benelux Customs Union" of 1948, became the modern European Union (EU). The EU was the first of 10 Unions, Kingdoms or Regions (See map to the right) that the NWO organization called the Club of Rome announced on 17 September 1973 which are:
Region 1-NAU (Canada, United States of America)
Region 2-EU (Western Europe, British Isles, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Turkey)
Region 3 (Japan, Pacific Islands)
Region 4 (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)
Region 5 (Eastern Europe, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, Korea)
Region 6 (Mexico, Central America, South America, Carribean Islands)
Region 7 (Egypt, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morrocco, Saudi Penisula, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan)
Region 8-AU (Africa and Madagascar with the exception of North African countries, and South Africa)
Region 9 (India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam)
Region 10 (China).
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." (1 Timothy 4:1)
The year 1948 was also the year that an end time religious organization came into existence.
On August 23, 1948 the World Council of Churches (WCC) was formed in Amsterdam to help reconcile differences among Christians. Delegates of 147 churches assembled to merge the Faith and Order Movement and Life and Work Movement. Headquarters were later established in Geneva. The WCC has been instrumental in bringing Protestant denominations back to Rome.
"... I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. ... And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT .... And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: ... And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. ... The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." (Revelation 17:1-2, 4-6, 9, 15)
The Apostle John gave this prophetic description of Roman Catholicism which is headquartered in Rome which has long been called, "the City of seven hills thus the "seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." John wrote this prophecy more than 200 years before Catholicism came into it's embryonic form with the false Christian, the Roman Emperor Constantine, who married paganism to a semblance of Christianity, and then joined it with the State (Mark 12:17). Constantine had inherited the title and office of "Pontifix Maximus" from the Attalus III, King of Pergamos where "Satan's seat" was (Rev. 2:12-17). Attalus left it to the Roman ceasars at his death in 133 BC. He had inherited it from the Babylonian priesthood that fled Babylon when the Medo-Persian Empire invaded Babylon in the days of the prophet Daniel around 578 BC. Thus the title, "Mystery, Babylon." Constantine believed in baptismal salvation and other heresies. He began the first "Christian" persecution of believers, the Donatist. This Catholic practice of persecution, murder and torture continued for more than 1200 years and murderer millions of believers. Thus the the saying that this great whore was "drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus."
We have seen the Antichrist Beast of Revelation 13, but there is "another beast," which is called, the False Prophet (Rev. 16:13, 19:20, 20:10) who will lead world wide the end time religious system. The Apostle John describes him:
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." (Revelation 13:11-15)
This "False Prophet" with "two horns" will force the world to worship the first beast, the Antichrist, and his image. Those who will not worship him will be sentenced to death. The "two horns like a lamb" of the second beast are symbolic of two sources of power. He will marry ancient Luciferian Gnosticism with Catholicism. Romanism and the New Age Movement will be one.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Rome are already preparing the end time One World Church for Antichrist. Drawing not only Protestants back, but all the world's religions to Rome. On October 27, 1986 and again on January 24, 2002 Pope John Paul II hosted first 160 and then 200 shamans, animists, imams, witch doctors, patriarchs, monks and rabbis from around the world for a prayer summit at Assisi, Italy. The world's religious leaders including the Dalai Lama (considered by many Buddhists to be a god), Islamic Mullahs from nine countries, Hindus, Zoroastrians, native American shamans, African animists, Jews, Catholics and Protestants assembled together.
Above to the left is a photo of Pope John Paul II receiving the mark of the Hindu goddess Durga, consort of the god Shiva during his 1986 trip to India. Neither this, nor the ash placed on the forehead of Catholics are "the mark of the beast," but they certainly are conditioning Catholics to receive it.
"Out of the full spectrum of human personality, one-fourth is electing to transcend. One-fourth is resistant to election. They are unattracted by life ever-evolving. Now, as we approach the quantum shift from creature-human to co-creative human the destructive one-fourth must be eliminated from the social body. Fortunately you, dearly beloveds, are not responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God's selection process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of the pale horse, Death." -- Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Book of Co-Creation, self-published, 1980, Part III, p. 59; former Democratic vice-presidential candidate, U.S. Department of Defense advisor, prominent futurist and occult leader
World Economic System
"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Revelation 13:15-18)
Computerized Economic System
The One World economic system will use computers to control people. There will be no need for cash in the new economy. It will use electronic transfers of funds from one account to another. The technological systems of this computerized economic system are almost ready for implementation. The lazer scanners that read bar codes are ready. The transponder chips that can be implanted in you hand are ready. The satilites and fiber optic cable are ready to hook up to the biggest supercomputer ever. It will control your money and your life, that is if you are not saved. The mark will become mandatory at the mid-point of the 7 year Tribulation.
A 666 Forerunner: The Universal Product Code (U.P.C.)
These codes are seen on everything you buy. They are commonly called barcodes or Universal Product Code (U.P.C.). If you will, please get a can or box of almost any product that you have purchased at any store. Look for an area on the product with a lot of straight black lines of varying widths. The area is a little larger than a postage stamp. Combinations of those lines represent numbers. The lazer eye of the computer in your supermarket or department store can read those marks. The lines contain the description, and price of the product in code form. Now look at the first, middle, and last of those code marks. Each of those three marks mean 6, and these three 6’s are in the U.P.C. of all products. They may be used in combination with, or phased out in lieu of newer Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), also called RFID Bodytags.
Note the Barcode above and to the right: The numbers 0 to 9 are each represented by two lines of varying widths. The middle and two end bars are identical, and there is another one identical to them on the right side with a 6 under it. That is the code for the number 6. The code numbers to the right of the center 6 identifies the product name and price. Observe the two 2's with identical code lines above.
Smart Cards and Ulticards:
These cards are prototypes for the eventual replacement for credit cards and cash. They can carry a remarkable amount of data. Up to 20,000 pages of information can be impregnated into a smart card. It is a stepping stone to the new cashless society and eventually the mark of the Beast. The Ultracard in effect will allow the holders to carry their bank accounts in their pockets. It can keep track of two separate accounts: one for charges and one for debts. And with enhanced memory, you will carry an encrypted version of your signature, fingerprint, and even your picture. It will allow merchants to verify that your account can cover the a particular purchase. It then interfaces with your bank, records the transaction and deducts it from the balance in your account. Smart cards can also serve as keys to restricted areas and as passports. They can hold prepaid electronic credits for phone calls, parking meters, and even gas pumps!" The mark of the Beast in the right hand or in the forehead is not far off!
Chips like those pictured here have been implanted in pets, livestock and even humans for tracking for years now. During the Tribulation the False Prophet will deceive the lost people of Earth and have them "... make an image to the [Antichrist] beast ... And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast ..." (Revelation 13:14) The False Prophet will have a Supercomputer built using biochips made of living protein. The microchip will be rendered obsolete by a biochip made out of living protein. It will be infinitely smaller than the normal biochip being used today, and will have the capacity to carry much more information while displaying a spectacular array of functions.
All citizens of the New World Order will eventually require a chip in order to enable the control and tracking of them by satellite. There will be no kidnapping. And there will be virtually no privacy. They are small enough to be injected under the skin. Each transponder is imprinted with a unique identification number. Each transponder has a passive radio frequency as an identification tag. It has been implanted surgically in the side of the hand toward the back. There are many good reasons put forth for using this system. The medical history and special medical requirements of people will be readily available to assist medical personnel, and crime will be greatly reduced. Consider a powerful biochip that once implanted in the brain could make it possible to program or ‘upload’ an unlimited amount of information into the mind without ever having to crack open a book. However, the ultimate use of the mark will be to control people. And the best way to control people is to control their pocket book. Only people with these implants will be allowed to buy and sell in the NWO’s economy when the Antichrist proclaims himself to be God and the False Prophet implements the mark of the beast. It will be easy to trace, track, and control people with these implants.
"Tim Willard, the of the 27,000 member World Future Society says, '... the regular microchip will be outclassed and replaced by a biochip made out of living protein ...' and that it is '... fairly uncomplicated and, with a little refinement, could be used in a variety of human applications. ... Conceivably, a number could be assigned at birth and go with a person throughout life.' Most likely, he added, it would be implanted on the back of the right or left hand for convenience,' so that it would be easy to scan. ... It could be used as a universal identification card that would replace credit cards, passports, that sort of thing. ... At the checkout stand at a supermarket, you would simply pass your hand over a scanner and your bank account would automatically be debited.' Unlike Christians who know their Bible, men such as Tim Willard and other influential members of the pro-globalist, New Age-oriented World Future Society, appear overly confident in man's ability to control government. ... What Mr. Willard sees as a positive and beneficial reality for man's immediate future will, in fact, usher in the nightmarish era of control, tribulation, and persecution foreseen by God's prophets some 1900 years ago! There seems to be no end of the 'Frankenstein-type' uses to which the biochip can be applied. For example, what of an implantable biochip developed by Antichrist scientists which is programmed to cause humans to love Satan and hate Jesus Christ? Could not such a biochip, popped into or injected into their brain, instantly produce servile multitudes of people eager and willing to worship the image of the Beast and do his bidding ... We are discussing realistic technology, available now, which will be applied in the near future exactly as written in Bible prophecy. " (Tex Marrs, Project L.U.C.I.D., pp. 97 - 112)
The United Nations:
The World Trade Organization is empowered to regulate the global economy. It had its beginning in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), having been concluded by 23 nations in Geneva, in 1947 it was enacted by the United Nations (U.N.) on January 1, 1948.
On April 7, 1948 the World Health Organization was established by the U.N. and the first World Health Assembly was held in Geneva on June 24th of that year.
On June 18, 1948 the United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and it was signed at the United Nations in New York on December 10, 1948.
In reality neither these U.N. organizations nor their declarations are working on the behalf of the United States or the World. An example of the United Nations' work is seen in the video below:
The New Age Movement is the second horn of the second the beast Revelation 13:11. Alice Bailey (1880 - 1949) was an occult Theosophist and established Lucis Trust, originally founded as Lucifer Publishing. Bailey's writings were influenced by occultist Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891) who also greatly influenced Adolf Hitler, Elvis Presley and other rock stars. Blavatsky, together with Colonel H. S. Olcott, established the Theosophical Society. Lucis Trust is a powerful institution that enjoys "Consultative Status" with the United Nations, which permits it to have a close working relationship with the U.N., including a seat on the weekly sessions, but most importantly, influence with powerful business and national leaders throughout the world. Lucis Trust is run through an international board of trustees whose membership is said to have included: John D. Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Robert S. McNamara, Henry Clausen (Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33rd Degree, Southern District Scottish Rite), Thomas Watson, Jr. (IBM, former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow), and others. This ties Bailey's influential occult organization into the international conspiracy of elitists, including the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Bilderbergs, and the Trilateral Commission.
"One of the most hidden secrets involves the so-called fall of Angels. Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct Saviours and Creators of divine man. Thus Satan, once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious spirit of the church, grows into the grandiose image. It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God. Satan (or Lucifer) represents the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe this ever-living symbol of self-sacrifice for the intellectual independence of humanity." -- H. P. Blavatsky (The Secret Doctrine, pp. 215, 216)
"No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation." -- David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations
Knowledge shall be Increased:
Knowledge Abounds in Our Day
We have fast cars, instant communications, satellites, lasers, computers, nuclear power, jet aircraft, and a million other technological marvels. "It is estimated that 75% of the machines in use today were developed after World War II." (H. L. Willmington, Signs of the Times, p 31) The advances in medical science and technology are amazing. Heart, and brain surgery are now every day. They have x-ray machines to look at our bones and other internal organs, CAT scan machines to examine our brains, EKG machines to check our heart rates, electron microscopes to look at the smallest parts of our cells down to our DNA. Genetic engineering has made cloning possible. We have put men on the moon. Men have traveled 12 times faster than a twenty-two-caliber rifle bullet in space craft, and have strolled outside their space craft at 17,500 m.p.h. There are cameras that take photos of dime from miles up. There are nuclear weapons that can destroy whole cities. The Russians have particle beam weapons, and weapons that can create earthquakes. Man has split the atom and sent satellites out of our solar system. And on and on!
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, invented, built and flew the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight airplane, on December 17, 1903. By 1905 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Six years later on October 23, 1911 fixed-wing aircraft were first used militarily by the Italians in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War for reconnaissance, soon followed by the dropping of grenades and aerial photography the next year. By 1914 their military utility was obvious. The Comet Airliner G-ALYP, world's first jetliner, took off on May 2, 1952 with fare-paying passengers on scheduled service from London to Johannesburg. Today, 60 years later, 166 million passengers "run to and fro" worldwide each year.
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur invented and building and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. By 1905 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Six years later on October 23, 1911 fixed-wing aircraft were first used militarily by the Italians in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War for reconnaissance, soon followed by the dropping of grenades and aerial photography the next year. By 1914 their military utility was obvious. The Comet Airliner G-ALYP, world's first jetliner, took off on May 2, 1952 with fare-paying passengers on scheduled service from London to Johannesburg. Today, 60 years later, 166 million passengers "run to and fro" worldwide each year.
The Computer Age Begins
On June 30, 1948: Bell Labs introduced the point-contact transistor as a replacement for the bulky vacuum tube (New York Times, 30 June 1948, p. 46), and William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, demonstrated their transistor for the first time. Shockley filed the original patent for the transistor on June 26th. Vacuum tubes were not cost efficient due to their use of vast amounts of electricity. Transistors, much smaller than vacuum tubes, allowed the creation of smaller electronic devices and became a key component of the integrated circuit, which are found in everything from radios to computers to any of a number of automated systems. Two of Shockley's hires, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, later went on to start Intel Corp. The invention of the transistor ushered in the Computer Age!
The Space Age Begins
On June 11, 1948 the first monkey astronaut, Albert I, was launched into space from White Sands, New Mexico.
On October 10, 1948 the R-1 missile became the first Soviet launch to enter space.
Technological Advances Required to Fulfill Bible Prophecy
Satellite TV: The Apostle John writing under the inspiration of God in about 95 A.D. indicated that we would have the capability of worldwide telecasts in the last days:
"And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves ... And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them." (Revelation 11:9, 11)
Star Wars Type Weaponry: The Bible indicates, if it is not demonically caused, that the right hand man of the Antichrist, the false prophet, will fire either a laser, particle beam or some weapon like them mounted on a satellite platform in space to demonstrate his power. The Bible says:
"... he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men." (Revelation 13:13)
Modern Military Vehicles: One end time prophecy in Nahum speaks of war “chariots” in an unusual way. The Prophet Nahum indicates that they will 1) have “flaming torches” like flamethrowers, 2) they will shake “the fir trees,” 3) they will run "like the lightnings." Nahum says it like this:
"... the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." (Nahum 2:3-4)
Nuclear Weapons: God sometimes seems to personally send nuclear like destruction in His judgements upon sin (Genesis 19:24-25, 28; Zechariah 14:12; II Peter 3:10, 12), but it appears that He also uses man made nuclear weapons in His judgements (Ezekiel 29:8-12, 38:22, 39:6; Isaiah 17:1).
We have already spoken of the prophecies of computers and biochip (Rev. 13:14-17) and military aircraft (Isa. 31:5).
Knowledge has Increased Indeed
Over 75% of all the scientists who have ever lived are alive today. Every minute they add 2000 pages to man's scientific knowledge, and the scientific material they produce every 24 hours would take one person 5 years to read. Knowledge has certainly increased within this last generation almost beyond imagination! In fact according to research studies, the total store of human knowledge is now doubling every eight years.
However, although the so-called "developed" countries such as the U.S. which claims to have the most "advanced" and expensive educational systems the world has ever known, yet they've been turning out the most confused, ignorant and violent children they've ever produced!
The Beginning of Sorrows:
The Lord's disciples asked Him, "... Tell us, ... what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" (Matthew 24:3), and the Lord Jesus took the rest of Matthew 24 to answer their question in a sermon that He preached at least twice, once here on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24), and also in the Temple (Luke 21). We have already looked at the sign of the "fig tree," Israel, and "the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet" which are both contained within the Lord's message, but the Lord began the Sermon on the Mount with the sign of "the beginning of sorrows" with these words:
"... Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matthew 24:4-8)
Note that the beginning of sorrows is one sign with five components:
1. Many False Christ.
2. Wars and Rumours of Wars.
3. Famines in Various Places.
4. Pestilences in Various Places.
5. Earthquakes in Various Places.
Note too that this sign has to do with "sorrows" as with Eve's in Genesis 3:16 when God cursed Adam and Eve for their sin. It is like the pains of birth. Since we entered the last generation in 1948 the birth pains have been increasing, and will continue until the birth of the Millennial reign of Christ on the earth. Until then the 5 end time sorrows will simultaneously increase more and more.
There were more people in the twentieth century claiming to be Christ than ever before in history. Since the year 1900, over 1,100 false christs have appeared on the scene. False christs like Father Divine, Prophet Jones, Maharaj Ji, Sun Myung Moon, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Sai Baba, Maitreya, and scores of lesser known, self-proclaimed messiahs. Today many of the sects of the New Age Movement teach their followers that all have the Christ spirit within, so there are now literally millions of false christs. This was the second lie ever told. Satan told Eve: "... Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. " (Genesis 3:4-5)
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS:
The frequency and intensity of wars has greatly increased since the early 20th Century! The two greatest wars in all history were fought during the 20th Century! World War II was by far the greatest war in history. It has been estimated that during World War II that 73,000,000 people, both military and civilian, died world wide. Since World War II we have seen 4 Arab / Israeli wars, Korea, the first U.N. war, Vietnam, a total of at least 12 limited wars in the world, 74 rebellions for independence, and 162 social revolutions." (These statistics are only up to 1981) And there were many more after that.
Planned false-flag operations in the past, like Operation Northwoods of 1962, called for operatives within the United States government to commit acts of terrorism against U.S. targets as a pretext to take the United States to war. President Kennedy's rejection of Operation Northwoods and other anti-NWO acts are likely the reason he was murdered. One or both of the two Gulf of Tonkin incidents were likely staged to get Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted President Lyndon B. Johnson authority to assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was jeopardized by communist aggression. The most recent false-flag operation to take the USA to war was 9-11 which was also a pretext to pass laws to reduce freedom in America.
The greatest rumor of war in history, the Cold War, began in 1948. On March 31, 1948 the Soviet Union (USSR) in Germany began controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin. Then on June 24, 1948 the Communist forces with 30 military divisions cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin. The Soviets had been harassing the French, British and American authorities in Berlin for weeks, trying to force them from the city. When all surface routes to the city were blockaded it prompted the United States to organize the massive Berlin airlift. The massive effort to re-supply the 2 million West Berliners began on June 26, 1948. In spite of the enormous human and financial cost, "Operation Vittles" supplied food, fuel and hope to beleaguered citizens until the Soviet barricades were finally lifted on May 12, 1949. The Cold War, however, continued for 41 more years. It ended with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (a member of the infamous Club of Rome), and the reunification of Germany was formally concluded on October 3, 1990.
Since then, and well before, a more subtle war has been waged against America and the world by NWO proponents.
In 1948 commercial television network programming began. It has proven to be not only the greatest propaganda tool ever invented, but also the greatest propagator of "rumors of wars."
Over 2,000,000,000 of the worlds inhabitants go to bed hungry each night. Thousands are dying painful deaths, while scores of others are too numb with hunger to realize what is happening. A billion people are malnourished. About 350 years ago there were only about 500,000,000 people on the Earth; today that many are starving to death. The world reached a billion people around 1850. It took only 80 years or so for the next doubling. In 1985 the population was four billion, in 2000 it was over six billion, and now in 2012 we have seven billion people alive on the Earth!
There are at least four reasons for famine:
1. God's curse on the Earth (Gen. 3:17-19; Rom. 8:20-22). This is a minor cause.
2. Big business and government taking the farm land out of the hands of the farmer, and regulating farm production.
3. It is the natural after effect of war. This is a major cause.
4. Deliberate efforts by New World Order elitists to reduce world population. This is a major cause.
THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES:
On March 22, 1980 at the highest point in Elbert County in northeastern Georgia stands the strangest monument in America.
In June 1979 an anonymous man using the pseudonym of R. C. Christian visited the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and indicated that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to mankind with a granite edifice to transmit their message. The edifice contains a New World Order announcement from a covert group intent on:
1. Dramatically reducing the population of the world.
2. Promoting environmentalism.
3. Establishing a world government.
4. Promoting a new spirituality.
This American Stonehenge has 4 massive slabs of polished granite in a star pattern. They are each 16 feet tall, weighing over 20 tons, and they support a 25,000-pound capstone. On the 4 edges of the capstone in 4 ancient languages (Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Babylonian Cuneiform, Classical Greek & Sanskrit) is found this sentence engraved, "Let these be Guidestones to an Age of Reason." In 8 languages (English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian) on the front and back of each of the 4 slabs is engraved the following ten satanic commandments:
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF GUIDESTONES:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
|-- Georgia Guidestones, erected on 3/22/80 (322 is the number of the infamus Skull & Bones) by a man using the pseudonym of R. C. Christian (A legendary figure of the 17th century, perhaps allegorical, who founded the RosiCrucian Order). Both the Order of Skull & Bones and the Rosicrucian Order originated in Germany.|
"And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, ... and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." (Revelation 11:18)
During the Tribulation God will destroy the New World Order, lift the curse, and take away all the other causes of famine after He judges the world for sin. But before this, during the first half of the seven year Tribulation it will take a days wages just to buy a pint of grain. The New World Order will see to it that many will have enough to live from day to day. Most, however, will be murdered by intentional infection with diseases, chemical poisoning, violence, and famine. The plans and efforts to reduce world population are already in the works. Here are the views of the elite of the Club of Rome and U.N. on the subject:
"The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man." -- Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point, 1974
"A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. ... We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions." -- Paul Ehrlich in The Population Bomb, Member of the Club of Rome
"... the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion. -- Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind, 1976
"My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it's full complement of species, returning throughout the world." -- Dave Foreman, Co-founder of Earth First! and member of the Club of Rome
World population needs to be decreased by 50% -- Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, chairman of Kissinger Associates, member of the Club of Rome
We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there arent enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage. -- Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union, member of the Club of Rome
A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal. -- Ted Turner, founder of CNN and major UN donor, member of the Club of Rome
"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it." -- Jacques Cousteau, Former French naval officer and explorer, member of the Club of Rome
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." -- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, member of the Club of Rome
"... an 'agricultural world' in which most human beings are peasants, should be able to support 5 to 7 billion people. ... In contrast, a reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible." -- United Nations, Global Biodiversity Assessment (lines 1782-1786), 1994 R.T. Watson (Chair) and 1500 experts; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995
First identified early in March 1918, a Spanish Flu epidemic spread worldwide by October 1918, killing at least 50 million people. It was the first worldwide pandemic on all continents, and infected about one-third of the world's population (about 500 million persons). Unusually deadly and extremely infectious, it ended nearly as quickly as it began, vanishing completely within 18 months. This likely marked the first of an ever increasing series of pestilences foretold by the Lord Jesus.
Some Viral Hemorrhagic Fever causing agents like Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus and Bolivian hemorrhagic fever are highly contagious and deadly diseases, with the theoretical potential to become pandemics.
Today diseases that were thought to be defeated are coming back. Cholera, tuberculosis, diphtheria, bubonic (black) plague, schistosomiasis (snail fever), malaria, and other diseases which had been pushed back and some even thought to have been eradicated are on the rebound. Some of the top killers are heart disease, cancer, stroke, and cirrhosis of the liver.
However, the top on going killer pandemic of HIV, the AIDS virus, is the #1 killer of all history. It eclipses all others. In just 22 years after it was first introduced into humans around 1970 it became the #1 killer in 1992. It's the most dangerous disease ever, to this point in history. There is no cure, it is 100% lethal. AIDS is not an epidemic, but the greatest pandemic ever known to man. Here are some liberal estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), but in reality the cases are much higher than these: world wide there are 14 million infected and awaiting death (9 million in Africa, 2 million in Asia, 1.5 million in South America, 1 million in North America, and .5 million elsewhere in the world). These figures do not include the millions who have already died with AIDS. The WHO estimate a rise to 30 million - 40 million by the year 2000." HIV victims are mostly homosexuals, drug abusers, and those who engage in sex outside of the marriage bond. (1995 Medical And Health Annual, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, Chicago, Il, 1994, pp. 53, 215-216) Despite improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS pandemic claimed between 2.4 and 3.3 million lives in 2005.
All 5 components of the Beginning of Sorrows should be obvious, but the increase in earthquakes is the easiest to demonstrate.
The year 1948 began a clear upsurge in earthquakes. On June 26, 1948 an earthquake struck Fukui, Japan killing 3,769 and injuring 22,203, and again on October 6, 1948 a 7.3 earthquake hit Ashgabat, Turkmenistan killing an estimated 110,000 people.
One might say that the detection and reporting of earthquakes has improved recently over those centuries of the past. Granted, so we will look at quakes all the way to 2011.
First look at the quakes from 1890 to 2009 that measured over 6 on the Richter scale to see if these have increased.
From 1890 to 1899 there was 1 quake.
From 1900 to 1909 there were 3.
From 1910 to 1919 there were 2.
From 1920 to 1929 there were 2.
From 1930 to 1939 there were 5.
From 1940 to 1949 there were 51.
From 1950 to 1959 there were 475.
From 1960 to 1969 there were 1,056.
From 1970 to 1979 there were 1,184. 
From 1980 to 1989 there were 1,085. 
From 1990 to 1999 there were 1,492. 
From 2000 to 2009 there were 1,611. 
The record shows an increase in seismic activity, and when quakes of over 5 on the Richter scale are added, it is even clearer. When 5.0 - 5.9 Richter quakes are factored in to the 90's and 00's above, the increase becomes even more dramatic:
From 1990 to 1999 there were 1,4801. 
From 2000 to 2009 there were 1,7209. 
And there is even more graphic proof for recent years:
Magnitude 2001 to 2005 2006 to 2010
8.0 to 9.9 5 8
7.0 to 7.9 66 72
6.0 to 6.9 669 783
5.0 to 5.9 6836 9374
4.0 to 4.9 49799 54268
57375 64505 
Finally, for 2010 and 2011 the number of Quakes are as follows:
Magnitude 2010 2011
8.0 to 9.9 1 1
7.0 to 7.9 22 18
6.0 to 6.9 150 170
5.0 to 5.9 1983 2058
4.0 to 4.9 10383 11457
12529 13704 
Earthquake Statistic Notes:
1. Stats up to the end of 1979 are from Prophecy In The News:
Vol. 9, No.1 (Jan. 89)
Vol. 14, No. 2 (Feb. 94)
Vol. 16, No. 6 (Jun. 96)
Vol. 16, No. 10 (Oct. 96)
2. Summary of earthquake stats from 1980 to 2009
3. USGS Worldwide Earthquake stats for 1990 to 1999
4. USGS Worldwide Earthquake stats for 2000 to 2011
Keep in mind that in order for the "Beginning of Sorrows" prophecy to be in fulfillment all five components (false christs, wars, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes) must be occurring and increasing simultaneously. That is the key to the Lord's prophecy of Matthew 24:4-8. Other than that it is not a fulfillment. All 5 of the parts of the prophetic sign of the "Beginning of Sorrows" of Matthew 24 have clearly been in effect at least since 1948, and continue year by year in our day. This is strong evidence that we are living in the last days just before the Second Coming of Christ.
But not only the "Beginning of Sorrows" in is fulfillment, but three other major prophetic signs are also in fulfillment showing the nearness of Christ's "coming, and of the end of the world" as we know it (Matthew 24:3). Again they are:
1. The re-establishment of the nation of Israel (Matthew 24:32-34).
2. The increase in knowledge and travel (Daniel 12:3).
3. The New World Order: Consisting of 1) One World Government, 2) One World Religion, 3) One World Economic System (Revelation 13:1-18).
There are other Bible prophecies also, but time does not allow to pursue them at this time.
The word "gematria" is from the Greek, "geōmetriā" from which we derive our English word "geometry." Biblical Gematria is the study of words or phrases with uniform mathematical sums which agree with Biblical texts, and do not contradict the plain meaning of the text of the Word of God. Biblical Gematria has nothing to do with occult Qabalah. It is not to find new revelation or for fortunetelling.
Peoples of virtually all ancient languages used the letters of their alphabets as numbers also. Gematria is the use of these duel purpose alphabets for counting the numerical values of words, and phrases to find identical numerical values that bear some relation to the Biblical text, each other, or to the number itself. Examples of these languages are Hebrew and Koine Greek, the languages used to write the Bible.
The Sumerian civilization is the most ancient post Flood civilization, and their system of counting is the oldest known. The numbering system of ancient Sumer was based on the numbers six and ten. Units of measure in ancient Sumer were as follows: The day was divided into six watches of four hours each. Length was measured by the Gi (Reed) which was 6 Cubits (about 10 Feet). Capacity was measured by the Gin (0.025 Liters), the Sila (1.5 Liters) which was 60 Gin, the Ban which was 6 Sila, and the Barig which was 6 Ban. Weights were measured by the Gin (about 1/4 ounce), the Mana (about 1 Pound) which was 60 Gins, and the Gu which was 60 Manas. The Sumerian system can still be seen in our use of the foot (12 inches = 2 x 6) and yard (36 inches = 6 x 6), in our 24 hour clock (24 = 4 x 6), and our sexagesimal measurement of time (60 seconds, 60 minuets).
Over 30 years ago while studying Revelation 13, the late Dr. Jerry R. Church, founder of Prophecy in the News, developed an English Gematria using the ancient Sumerian system as a model. Dr. Church developed his Gematria System based on the number six. By assigning numbers to the English alphabet in increments of six he came up with this system: A = 6, B = 12, C = 18, D = 24, E = 30, etc.
In the Koine Greek of the New Testament the number of the Lord's name, JESUS, totals 888. This is of Scriptural significance, but if there is no Scriptural meaning then the calculation is of no significance. In the Bible 6 is the number of man, and 8 is the number of new beginnings. We recommend the online book, Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance by E. W. Bullinger (1837-1913) to help you understand the Biblical meanings of numbers. You should always ask yourself, "What is the Scriptural significance of the words I am counting?"
The Bible does say, "... Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Revelation 13:18) A score is 20 so threescore is 60. Therefore, "Six hundred threescore and six" is 666. Another clue here is that "it is the number of a man." Man was created on the 6th day, and 6 of the 10 commandments pertain to man's dealings with one another. Please note that the text does not say to try to find out who the Antichrist Beast is, or if this or that person name totals 666. It only says to "count the number of the beast." The way the people of the Tribulation will know the Antichrist Beast is that he will make a 7 year covenant with Israel and other nations to re-institute Temple worship (Dan 9:27). Then there will be some method to count his name, likely with gematria in Hebrew or English, but it is possible that the language that will be used will be the final universal language, English, for maximum benefit. However, it is not for those of this Church Age to know the time of the Tribulation nor who the Antichrist is (1 Thess 5:1-3; 2 Thess 2:6-8).
Dr. Church's English Gematria should be used from the standpoint of faith in God and in His holy Word. The great volume of Scriptural findings testify to the truth of God's Word. We have discovered hundreds of findings in harmony with Scriptural topics like The Mark, Mark of The Beast Technology, The New World Order, The Antichrist, The False Prophet, Satan & His Angels, Sin & Wickedness, False Religions, The Occult, The Final Delusion, Genetics, The Trinity, The Deity of Christ, The Bible, Salvation, Prophecy, Evolution, Israel and The Church. Finding numbers include 666, 888, 906, 1110, 1260 and 1776.
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1. DNA anticipated. During the 1950s, Dr. Watson and Dr. Crick discovered the genetic blueprint for life. Three thousand years ago the Bible spoke of a book with all our members recorded therein. DNA literally is a book. It has 22 letters (the same as in Hebrew), punctuation and sentences. DNA contains a complete description of all our members.
Psalm 139:13-16: "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."
2. The Bible states that God created life according to kinds. The fact that God distinguishes kinds, agrees with what scientists observe - namely that there are horizontal genetic boundaries beyond which life cannot vary. Life produces after its own kind. Dogs produce dogs, cats produce cats, roses produce roses. Never have we witnessed one kind changing into another kind as evolution supposes. There are truly natural limits to biological change.
Genesis 1:24-25: And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
3. God has created all mankind from one blood (Genesis 5). Today researchers have discovered that we have all descended from one gene pool. For example, a 1995 study of a section of Y chromosomes from 38 men from different ethnic groups around the world was consistent with the biblical teaching that we all come from one man (Adam)
Acts 17:26: "And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation."
4. Man is fearfully and wonderfully made. We are only beginning to probe the complexity of the DNA molecule, the eye, the brain, and all the intricate components of life. No human invention compares to the marvelous wonders of God's creation.
Psalm 139:14: "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
5. Which came first, proteins or DNA? For evolutionists, the chicken or egg dilemma goes even deeper. Chickens consist of proteins. The code for each protein is contained in the DNA/RNA system. However, proteins are required in order to manufacture DNA. So which came first: proteins or DNA? The ONLY explanation is that they were created together.
Revelation 4:11: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive
glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all
things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
COSMOLOGY & ASTRONOMY
1. The earth free-floats in space, affected only by gravity. While other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas, the Bible alone states what we now know to be true.
Job 26:7: He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
2. The earth is an orb or sphere. At a time when many thought the earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical.
Isaiah 40:22: It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.
Webster's 1828 Dictionary's definition of CIRCLE. "In popular use, the line that comprehends the figure, the plane or surface comprehended, and the whole body or solid matter of a round substance, are denominated a circle; a ring; an orb; the earth."
3. Scripture assumes a revolving (spherical) earth. Jesus said that at His return some would be asleep at night while others would be working at day time activities in the field. This is a clear indication of a revolving earth, with day and night occurring simultaneously.
Luke 17:34-36: I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
4. Black holes and dark matter anticipated. Cosmologists now speculate that over 98% of the known universe is comprised of dark matter, with dark energy and black holes. A black hole's gravitational field is so strong that nothing, not even light, escapes. Beyond the expanding universe there is no measured radiation and therefore only outer darkness exists. These theories paint a seemingly accurate description of what the Bible calls "outer darkness" or "the blackness of darkness forever."
Matthew 25:30: And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Jude 13: Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
5. Incalculable number of stars. At a time when less than 5,000 stars were visible to the human eye, God stated that the stars of heaven were innumerable. Not until the 17th century did Galileo glimpse the immensity of our universe with his new telescope. Today, astronomers estimate that there are ten thousand billion trillion stars - a 1 followed by 25 zeros! Yet, as the Bible states, scientists admit this number may be woefully inadequate.
Jeremiah 33:22: As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
6. The number of stars, though vast, are finite. Although man is unable to calculate the exact number of stars, we now know their number is finite. Of course God knew this all along.
Isaiah 40:26: Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth 7. The Bible compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand on the seashore. Amazingly, gross estimates of the number of sand grains are comparable to the estimated number of stars in the universe.
Genesis 22:17: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.
8. The universe is expanding. Repeatedly God declares that He stretches out the heavens. During the early 20th century, most scientists (including Einstein) believed the universe was static. Others believed it should have collapsed due to gravity. Then in 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that distant galaxies were receding from the earth, and the further away they were, the faster they were moving. This discovery revolutionized the field of astronomy. Eisntein admitted his mistake, and today most astronomers agree with what the Creator told us millennia ago - the universe is expanding!
Isaiah 42:5: Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.
Jeremiah 51:15: He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
Zechariah 12:1: The burden of the word of the LORD for
9. Each star is unique. Centuries before the advent of the telescope, the Bible declared what only God and the angels knew: each star varies in size and intensity!
1 Corinthians 15:41: There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
10. The sun goes in a circuit. Some scientists scoffed at this verse thinking that it taught geocentricity - the theory that the sun revolves around the earth. They insisted the sun was stationary. However, we now know that the sun is traveling through space at approximately 600,000 miles per hour. It is literally moving through space in a huge circuit - just as the Bible stated 3,000 years ago!
Psalm 19:6: [The sun's] going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
1. Creation is made of atoms and particles, indiscernible to our eyes.
Not until the 19th century was it discovered that all visible matter consists
of invisible elements.
Hebrews 11:3: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
2. Light can be divided. Sir Isaac Newton studied light and discovered that white light is made of seven colors, which can be "parted" and then recombined. Science confirmed this four centuries ago - God declared it four millennia ago!
Job 38:24: By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
3. Light travels in a path. Light is said to have a "way" [Hebrew: derek, literally a traveled path or road]. Until the 17th century it was believed that light was transmitted instantaneously. We now know that light is a form of energy that travels at 186,000 miles per second in a straight line. Indeed, there is a "way" of light.
Job 38:19: Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof.
4. The Bible says that light can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech. We now know that radio waves and light waves are two forms of the same thing: electromagnetic waves. Therefore, radio waves are a form of light. Today, using radio transmitters, we can send "lightnings" which indeed speak when they arrive.
Job 38:35: Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
5. The First Law of Thermodynamics established. The First Law states that the total quantity of energy and matter in the universe is a constant. One form of energy or matter may be converted into another, but the total quantity always remains the same. Therefore the creation is finished, exactly as God said way back in Genesis.
Genesis 2:1-2: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy). This law states that everything in the universe is running down, deteriorating, and constantly becoming less and less orderly. Entropy (disorder) entered when mankind rebelled against God - resulting in the curse (Genesis 3:17-19; Romans 8:20-22). Historically most people believed the universe was unchangeable. Yet modern science verifies that the universe is growing "old as doth a garment'' (Hebrews 1:11). Evolution directly contradicts this, the most tested of all scientific laws.
Psalm 102:25-26: Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.
Romans 8:20-22: For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
1. Law of Biogenesis explained. Scientists observe that life only comes from existing life. This law has never been violated under observation or experimentation (as evolution requires). Therefore, life, God's life, created all life.
Genesis 1:11, 20, 24: And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. ... And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. ... And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Genesis 2:7: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
2. The earth was designed for biological life. Scientists have discovered that the most fundamental characteristics of our earth and cosmos are so finely tuned that if just one of them were even slightly different, life as we know it couldn't exist. This is called the Anthropic Principle and it agrees with the Bible which states that God formed the earth to be inhabited.
Isaiah 45:18: For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
3. God has given us just the right amount of water to sustain life. We now recognize that if there was significantly more or less water, the earth would not support life as we know it.
Isaiah 40:12: Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
4. Our bodies are made from the dust of the ground. Scientists have discovered that the human body is comprised of some 28 base and trace elements - all of which are found in the earth.
Genesis 2:7: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 3:19: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
5. Life begins at fertilization. God declares that He knew us before we were born. The Biblical penalty for murdering an unborn child was death (Exodus 21:22-23). Today, it is an irrefutable biological fact that the fertilized egg is truly an entire human being. Nothing will be added to the first cell except nutrition and oxygen.
Psalm 139:15: "My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth."
Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6. God fashions and knits us together in the womb. Science was ignorant concerning embryonic development until recently. Yet thousands of years ago, the Bible accurately described God making us an intricate unity' in the womb.
Job 10:8-12: "Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again? Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit."
7. The seed of a plant contains its life. As stated in the Book of Genesis, we now recognize that inside the humble seed is life itself. Within the seed is a tiny factory of amazing complexity. No scientist can build a synthetic seed and no seed is simple!
Genesis 1:11-12: "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
8. A seed must die to produce new life. In John 12:24 is remarkable confirmation of two of the fundamental concepts in biology: 1) Cells arise only from existing cells. 2) A grain must die to produce more grain. The fallen seed is surrounded by supporting cells from the old body. These supporting cells "give their lives" to provide nourishment to the inner kernel. Once planted, this inner kernel germinates resulting in much grain.
John 12:24: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."
1 Corinthians 15:36-38: "Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body."
MEDICINE & HEALTH
1. Blood is the source of life and health. Up until a little over a hundred years ago, sick people were "bled" and many died as a result (e.g. George Washington). Today we know that healthy blood is necessary to bring life-giving nutrients to every cell in the body. God declared that "the life of the flesh is in the blood" long before science understood its function.
Leviticus 17:11, 14: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. ... For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off."
2. Blood not to be consumed. A common ritual in many religions in the ancient world was to drink blood. However, the Creator repeatedly told His people to abstain from blood (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 3:17; Acts 15:20; 21:25). Of course, modern science reveals that consuming raw blood is dangerous.
Leviticus 17:12: "Therefore I said unto the children of
3. Circumcision on the eighth day is ideal. Medical science has discovered that the blood clotting chemical prothrombin peaks in a newborn on the eighth day. This is therefore the safest day to circumcise a baby. How did Moses know?!
Genesis 17:12: "And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed."
Leviticus 12:3: "And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised."
4. Microorganisms anticipated. The Bible warns us not to eat "any flesh that is torn of beasts" or to defile one's self with it. Today we understand that a decaying carcass is full of disease causing germs.
Leviticus 22:8: "That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD."
Exodus 22:31: "And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs."
5. When dealing with disease, clothes and body should be washed under running water. For centuries people naively washed in standing water. Today we recognize the need to wash away germs with fresh water.
Leviticus 15:13: "And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
6. The Bible cautions against consuming fat. Only in recent decades has the medical community determined that fat clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease.
Leviticus 7:23-24: "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it."
7. God has given us the leaves of the trees as medicine (Revelation 22:2). Ancient cultures utilized many herbal remedies. Today, modern medicine has rediscovered what the Bible has said all along - there are healing compounds found in plants.
Ezekiel 47:12: "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."
8. Scripture warns against eating unclean aquatic creatures. The Bible states that we should avoid eating aquatic creatures which do not have fins or scales. We now know that bottom-feeders (those with no scales or fins) tend to consume waste and are likely to carry disease.
Leviticus 11:9-12: "These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you."
9. The Bible warns against eating birds of prey. Scientists now recognize that those birds which eat carrion (putrefying flesh), often spread disease.
Leviticus 11:13-19: "And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat."
10. Olive oil and wine useful on wounds. Jesus told of a Samaritan man, who when he came upon a wounded traveler, he bandaged him - pouring upon his wounds olive oil and wine. Today we know that wine contains ethyl alcohol and traces of methyl alcohol. Both are good disinfectants. Olive oil is also a good disinfectant, as well as a skin moisturizer, protector, and soothing lotion. This is common knowledge to us today. However, did you know that during the Middle Ages and right up till the early 20th century, millions died because they did not know to treat and protect open wounds?
Luke 10:34: "And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring
in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and
took care of him."
"He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation?
for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence,
neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief:
when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days,
and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand." (Isaiah 53:8-10)
A number of legal experts have examined the facts concerning the Resurrection, and upon a fair preponderance of the evidence came to the conclusion that Jesus did in fact raise from the dead.
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645):
Grotius was a jurist of the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He writes:
"For the Christians of all times and places assert this not only for a truth, but as the principal foundation of their faith: which could not be, unless they, who first taught the Christian faith, had fully persuaded their hearers that the thing did come to pass.
"Now, they could not fully persuade men of any judgment of this, unless they affirmed themselves to be eye-witnesess of it; for, without such an affirmation, no man in his senses would have believed them, especially at that time, when such a belief was attended with so many evils and dangers. That this was affirmed by them with great constancy, their own books, and the books of others, tell us; nay, it appears from those books, that they appealed to five hundred witnesses, who saw Jesus after he was risen from the dead.
"Now, it is not usual for those that speak untruths to appeal to so many witnesses. Nor is it possible so many men should agree to bear a false testimony. And if there had been no other witnesses but those twelve known first propagators of the Christian doctrine, it had been sufficient.
"Nobody has any ill design for nothing. They could not hope for any honour, from saying what was not true, because all the honours were in the power of the heathens and Jews, by whom they were reproached and contemptuously treated: nor for riches, because, on the contrary, this profession was often attended with the loss of their goods ... Nor could any other advantages of this life provoke them to speak a falsity, when the very preaching of the gospel exposed them to hardship, to hunger and thirst, to stripes and imprisonment.
"It remains, therefore, that they must be said to have uttered a falsity, for the sake of defending their religion; which, if we consider the thing aright, can never be said of them; for either they believed from their heart that their religion was true, or they did not believe it. If they had not believed it to have been the best, they would never have chosen it from all other religions, which were more safe and honourable. ...
"If they believed their religion to be true, nay, that it was the best, and ought to be professed by all means, and this after the death of their Master; it was impossible this should be, if their Masters promise concerning his resurrection had failed them; for this had been sufficient to any man, in his senses, to have overthrown that belief which he had before entertained. ...
"To all which may be added, that they were men who led such a life as was not blamed even by their adversaries; and who had no objection made against them, but only their simplicity, the nature of which is the most distant that can be from forging a lie. And there was none of them who did not undergo even the most grievous things for their profession of the resurrection of Jesus. Many of them endured the most exquisite death for this testimony. Now, suppose it possible, that any man in his wits could undergo such things for an opinion he had entertained in his mind; yet for a falsity, and which is known to be a falsity, that not only one man, but very many, should be willing to endure such hardships, is a thing plainly incredible. ... " (Hugo Grotius, Truth of the Christian Religion in Six Books, Book II, Sect. VI. The resurrection of Christ proved from credible testimony.)
John Singleton Copley (1772-1863):
Copley or Lord Lyndhurst held the highest legal office of Great Briton, and was one of the greatest legal minds that country has ever known. After his death a lengthy document was found in his desk testifying to his Christian faith. In it were written these words:
"I know pretty well what evidence is; and I tell you, such evidence as that for the Resurrection has never broken down yet."
Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853):
Greenleaf was one of the principle founders of the Harvard Law School. He originally set out to disprove the biblical testimony concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was certain that a careful examination of the internal witness of the Gospels would dispel all the myths at the heart of Christianity. But this legal scholar came to the conclusion that the witnesses were reliable, and that the resurrection did in fact happen. Greenleaf wrote the following concerning the Resurrection of Christ:
"All that [Christianity] asks of men on this subject [the resurrection of Christ], is, that they would be consistent with themselves; that they would treat its evidences as they treat the evidence of other things; and that they would try and judge its actors and witnesses, as they deal with their fellow men, when testifying to human affairs and actions, in human tribunals. Let the witnesses be compared with themselves, with each other, and with the surrounding facts and circumstances; and let their testimony be sifted, as if it were given in a court of justice, on the side of the adverse party, the witnesses being subjected to a rigorous cross-examination. The result, it is confidently believed, will be an undoubting conviction of their integrity, ability and truth ... Either the men of Galilee were men of superlative wisdom, and extensive knowledge and experience, and of deeper skill in the arts of deception, than any and all others, before or after them, or they have truly stated the astonishing things which they saw and heard" ( Testimony of the Evangelists pp. 46, 53).
Sir Edward Clark (1841-1931):
Clark said, "As a lawyer I have made prolonged study of the evidences for the events of the first Easter Day. To me the evidence is conclusive, and over and over again in the High Court I secured the verdict on evidence not nearly so compelling."
Thomas Inskip (1876-1947):
Inskip was served in many legal posts in the British Government culminating in serving as Lord Chancellor of England (1939-1940) responsible for the efficient functioning and independence of the courts. Concerning the resurrection of Jesus he wrote:
"My faith began with and was grounded on what I thought was revealed in the Bible. When, particularly, I came to the New Testament, the Gospels and other writings of the men who had been friends of Jesus Christ seemed to me to make an overwhelming case, merely as a matter of strict evidence, for the fact therein stated. ... The same approach to the cardinal test of the claims of Jesus Christ, namely, His resurrection, has led me, as often as I have tried to examine the evidence, to believe it as fact beyond dispute."
Frank Morison (1881-1950):
Morison was an unbelier who decided to write a book to disprove the resurrection of Christ. He did the necessary research, and after an honest study of the evidence was forced to admit that the Lord's resurrection did in fact occur. After receiving the Lord Jesus, he wrote a book called, "Who Moved The Stone?" It started from the most critical approach and concluded that the Lord did rise from the dead. First published in 1930, it has been repeatedly reprinted (in 1944, 1955, 1958, 1962, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1996 and 2006). Many people have become Christian after reading the book, and some have used the work as a reference for more work on the subject.
Sir Norman D. Anderson (1908–1994):
Anderson was a missionary to the Arab people, and Professor of Oriental Laws, and Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London (1954-1976).
It may indeed be objected by some critic that a resurrection from the dead is so incredible that no amount of evidence would suffice. Such an attitude seems prejudiced and unscientific, but let that pass. Let us assume that the resurrection of an ordinary man is indeed incredible. But such a line of reasoning cannot apply to the One whom we are considering. He was unique in all He did; in all He said; in all He was. Whichever way one looks at Him, He is in a class by Himself. Even apart from the resurrection, there are excellent and convincing reasons for believing that He was 'God manifest in the flesh'. Is it, then, so incredible that such a One should rise from the dead? It would have been far more incredible if He had not. It is, indeed, the profoundest of mysteries that He should ever have died 'for us men and for our salvation': but, having died, it is no mystery that He should have risen. (J. N. D. Anderson, The Evidence for the Resurrection ,1950, p. 16)
Lionel Luckhoo (1914-1997):
Luckhoo was a famous trial lawyer. In 1980 he became an evangelist. He stated:
"I have spent more than 42 years as a defense trial lawyer appearing in many parts of the world and am still in active practice. I have been fortunate to secure a number of successes in jury trials and I say unequivocally the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is so overwhelming that it compels acceptance by proof which leaves absolutely no room for doubt."
John Warwick Montgomery (born 1931):
Montgomery became a Christian in 1949 as an undergraduate student majoring in the classics and philosophy at Cornell University. His apologetic work has generally centered on establishing the divinity of Christ by assessing the historical and legal evidences for the resurrection.
He has 11 earned degrees in multiple disciplines: philosophy, librarianship, theology, and law. His degrees include: the A.B. with distinction in Philosophy (Cornell University), B.L.S. and M.A. (University of California, Berkeley), B.D. and S.T.M. (Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio), LL.B. (La Salle Extension University), M. Phil. in Law (University of Essex, England), Ph.D. (University of Chicago), Th.D. Doctorat d'Universite (University of Strasbourg), LLM and LLD in canon law (Cardiff University)
Ross Clifford (born 1951):
Clifford, a former lawyer from Australia wrote:
"My reading of liberal Christian books had led me to a position of renouncing the resurrection and deity of Christ. ... I passed the sale of second hand books [and] one drew my attention. It was The Law above the Law. It was written by a scholar, John Warwick Montgomery, who was a new name to me. It contained a legal defence of the scriptures and, in an appendix; Simon Greenleaf's legal defence of the New Testament gospel resurrection accounts was reproduced. I read the text carefully and critically, re-read the gospels and re-entered the faith. ...
"As a lawyer Montgomery initially investigates whether the gospel records of Jesus are historically reliable. Lawyers are experts in the trustworthiness of documents. Then he asks, is the eyewitness testimony in these records, which is offered as proof of the resurrection, solid enough to make a finding of fact on? If the documents and testimony are reliable according to legal criteria then there is 'decisive proof' of Jesus' resurrection and claim to deity. If Jesus' deity is the finding, then the Bible has a 'divine stamp' because of his pronouncements about the same. ..." (Portion of abstract of Clifford's doctoral thesis.)
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man."
"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:
and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?" (1 John 5:1-5)
I intended to keep this group of Biblical evidences brief, easy to understand, and that they would build upon themselves. At least the first 3 chapters were brief and hopefully a lot of it was easy to understand, but I'll let the reader be the judge.
We saw that in the King James Bible in The Heavenly Witness of First John 5:7 in which the total number of words (22) and letters (88) are the same as the combined total of the first (Gen. 1:1) and last (Rev 22:21) verses of the Bible. This could be a coincidence, but I really don't think so.
Then we saw the astounding array of 7's in the Hebrew text of The First Verse of Genesis which took us well out of the realm of coincidence.
Next there was an introduction to Equidistance Letter Sequencing (ELS) in Menorah in the Torah. Here we saw the Scriptural message that the Law points us the the LORD in the five books of Moses. The Hebrew word TORH (LAW) spelled out at 49 or 50 letter intervals in Genesis, Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, but the Hebrew word YHVH (JEHOVAH or LORD) spelled out at 8 letter intervals in the priestly book of Leviticus. Again well out of the realm of chance.
Then in the chapter called The Signature of Jesus we saw the Lord's Hebrew name, Yeshua (meaning Saviour) spelled out in Equidistance Letter Sequencing at 13, 22, 26, 49 letter intervals, along with other words and sentences with Biblical meanings spelled out in ELS. Once again all beyond the realm of coincidence.
In Signs in the Heavens we saw Tetrads (4 Blood Moons in a row) falling on Biblical feast days during times of great importance to the Nation of Israel (1st at their re-establishment and then in 1967 when they captured Jerusalem). We also saw that the next Tetrad like those of 1949/50 and 1967/68 that will occur in 2014/15 will fall at the end of the 7 year cycle on the "Shemittah" (day of release) just as 2001 just after 9/11 and 2008 were Shemittah years both having record breaking stock market losses on those Shemittah days. We further saw that every lunar eclipse that occurred in March during the 20th Century except one (which fell on Passover) fell on the Feast of Purim celebrating the Jews defense of themselves against wicked Haman's Holocaust Plot. There was also the 2011 passing of Comets Elenin & Honda in which 1) they became visible together, and 2) that Elenin aligned with the Earth, Sun and Mercury, and 3) Elenin was at it's closest to the Earth on the last three feasts of the year, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles respectively.
In End Time Prophecy we saw that four major themes of End time prophecy have been or are in the process of fulfillment. They are 1) the return of Israel, 2) the New World Order, 3) the increase of knowledge, and 4) the beginning of sorrows.
Then we took a detailed look at English Gematria to count the number of the Beast.
We took a look at The Scientific Bible.
And finally we heard Legal Experts Testify about the evidence for the Lord Jesus Christ's resurrection.
I trusted the Lord Jesus 35 years ago (1977), not knowing any of these things. It has been exciting to find these truths over the years. I pray that they will get some to thinking and that the lost that read this will trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. There is nothing more important than our eternal destiny. What you do with Christ in this life will determine where you will spend eternity. Please get it right!
Jesus said: "... I AM the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. ... Ye are from beneath; I AM from above: ye are of this world; I AM not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins. ... Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:12, 23-24, 44)
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God." (Romans 3:23-25)
"He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. ... He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.." (John 3:18-21, 36)
"And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." (Luke 12:4-5)
"I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." (Revelation 1:18)
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." (Romans 5:9-10)
"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." (Hebrews 7:25)
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)