Revelation 12 Fulfilled: The Midnight Cry

 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first.

Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord!

Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words. 

(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

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Of course…

Oh, how blind.

It was obvious… a long time in coming… yet we didn’t see it.

September 23, the end of the world — that’s how the press ran it. That was the headline—and a poor one, I might add. To be fair, even those of us who didn’t think it would be an ultimate end to this world, we at least thought it a fitting date for the rapture of the Church. Imagine it… on the evening finale of Yom Teruah, the Revelation 12 sign paints the sky of Jerusalem with the birth of the Body of Christ into heaven, and then, at the same time, at the last sounding of the shofar to end the new moon festival, the Lord Himself descends with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God… (1 Thess. 4:16) The rites, observances, sacraments, and symbols of the festival all seemed to be a perfect shadow of the rapture.

But here was the flaw: Yom Teruah never typified anything more than a warning of coming judgment, not the judgment itself. We know that judgment begins with the Church (1 Pet. 4:17); if anything, we should’ve considered the next festival, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the Jews’ holiest day of the year, a sombre day foreshadowing the ultimate judgment of souls. Yom Teruah is more of a wake-up call. It’s emphasis on the shofar—the only festival in which the shofar is to be blown—is supposed to stir people from their spiritual slumber, as with the awakening blast of the shofar—hence Yom Teruah, the Day of the Awakening Blast. It begins at the start of the month when the 10 Days of Awe begin, a time of critical repentance leading up to Yom Kippur. Yom Teruah and its distinguishing trumpet blasts act as the great shout of warning that your judgment day approaches, that is, in the sense of a rehearsal, foreshadowing what will one day take place during this exact time period in some future year. Each year, the drama is rehearsed by way of these festivals; one day, however, it will not be a rehearsal.

Jesus died on the Feast of Passover. He was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He was resurrected on the Feast of First Fruits. The Holy Spirit conceived in the Church on the Feast of Pentecost. 1, 2, 3, 4… The spring festivals were all fulfilled in order! And now, festival #5, Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets… It has to be! It has to be fulfilled! It makes so much sense! The next event is the rapture of the Church, and the next festival to be fulfilled in sequence is Yom Teruah! And the great sign of Revelation 12 was marking its final day with the Sun in Virgo, the Moon beneath her feet, the 9 stars of Leo joined by Mercury, Venus, and Mars, Jupiter birthed from between Virgo’s legs after retrograding for 9 months inside her womb… It’s too perfect.

 

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It can’t be nothing. It just can’t.

As I write to you now on September 26, now that we no longer have to speculate about what would become of the ominous September 23, let’s scrutinize what did happen that day. No rapture, no unscheduled eclipse… No anything? Nothing at all?

Ah, but not so.

As I said, how very blind we were.

The purpose of Yom Teruah is to blow the trumpet of alarm, the awakening blast of the shofar that stirs us from our spiritual slumber. It’s a preparation, a warning. That’s the chief purpose of its institution. And what did we see on this festival? The grandest celestial sign illustrated in all the pages of Holy Writ, the enigma of all enigmas, the great prophetic dance of the sun, moon and stars that has confounded its students since John first wrote it in 96 AD. On Yom Teruah, we saw Revelation 12 fulfilled. We saw what Jesus prophesied when He said, “At that time shall appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man…” (Matt. 24:30)

We saw the great sign heralding the coming of Christ to gather His Church, and we saw it on a festival chiefly symbolizing a cry of awakening.

The 5th festival has just been fulfilled. After the first 4 were fulfilled in chronological order 2,000 years ago, the Feast of Trumpets, #5, has finally been fulfilled—and perfectly in sequence with the rest.

My God… I don’t even know what to say.

I walked with my dad along the sea after dark, watching the sharp crescent moon fall on the horizon as the Revelation 12 sign was finally, slowly drifting apart. I thought of that famous first verse of Revelation 12, “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” That great mystery of the ages… and there we were, watching the very moon envisioned by John when he wrote that verse. There have been many crescent moons like it, but this was the one, the very one, immortalized in Scripture. And then, it plunged into the silhouette baseboards of the horizon and vanished forever. It would never be seen again, seen only by the Apostle John in vision 2 millennia ago, and by those of us blessed enough to be alive and awake in the year 2017.

Thank-you, Lord.

Something profound began to dawn. Yes, we all know the sun, moon, and stars were made “for signs and for seasons” (Gen. 1:14). So what was this telling us? This sign involved each the sun and the moon and the stars in a major prophetic fulfillment that would’ve had any sensible eschatologian dizzily reaching for a sofa to pass out on. The message is clear. Jesus is coming now. He’s coming to get His 5 wise virgins, His patiently, eagerly, beautifully waiting Bride. The rapture of the Church.

It’s easy to see once you identify the “male child” in Revelation 12 with the Body of Christ, not just Christ alone, seeing all the characters in the sign as corporate entities; all you need to do is examine the male child’s role “to rule all the nations with a rod of iron” (Rev. 12:6) and compare that with Jesus’ promise to His Church: “The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.” (Rev. 2:27) Now, seeing the male child as the Church, we find the Revelation 12 sign depicting its rapture into heaven — “…her child was caught up to God and to his throne…” (Rev. 12:5) — and that’s prior to the dragon’s pursuit of the woman, proving the pre-tribulation rapture of the Church. That child that’s “caught up to God and to his throne” is the same group described in Revelation 7, the fully redeemed Church — “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Rev. 7:9-10) Remember, that’s prior to the 7th seal, the 7 trumpet judgments, and the 7 bowls of wrath—and definitely not after the final Battle of Armageddon.

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It circulated the world. It made headlines. Everyone knows about it. The rumours reached the ears of every church, addressed by almost every pastor I know of. The sign became the subject of a documentary for DIRECTV called The Sign. God made sure the alarm was heard by all. Loud and clear. On Yom Teruah, the great shout of warning signified by its emblematic shofars was an official heavenly announcement of the coming rapture. It was like a loud message: “Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!”

… Ring a bell?

The midnight cry.

MATTHEW 25:1-12 — “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” 

I believe this prophecy is taking place right now, and is about to be fulfilled.

“…at midnight there was a cry…” — The Greek word for “cry” used in this parable is “kraugé“, meaning a shout.

Yom Teruah—the Hebrew word teruah literally means a loud shout, or cry. It is the Day of Shouting, the Day of the Cry, referring to the awakening blast of the shofar stirring its hearers to repentance in light of coming judgment.

And is this not exactly what the midnight cry in the parable is for, to awaken the 10 slumberous virgins to the bridegroom’s imminent arrival — “Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!”

The Revelation 12 sign illustrating the rapture of the Church and the subsequent great tribulation of the Jews appeared precisely on Yom Teruah, the Day of the Awakening Blast, a blaring call to repentance in the form of an ancient festival. That was the midnight cry. The shout in that parable was meant for us, now, at this exact point in time and history. This is for us: “Here is the bridegroom! Go out to meet him!”

Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.

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It was no mere astronomical sign. September 23 was not just a festival. It was an encrypted message intended only for those who perceive by the Spirit. The true words silently shouted through this celestial wonder were those written in the parable of the 10 virgins. That means that the lamps of those 5 foolish virgins who didn’t bring oil are about to go out. We’re going to see a divide amongst professing Christians, some continuing to burn bright in faith and godliness, and some dimming in doubt and scoffing. Those destined to fall away will fall away — “Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.”

Could we really be receiving advance warning from God that the rapture is soon to take place, our glorious transfiguration, our grand assembly with Christ in the air, our entrance into the wedding banquet from amidst this dark night on earth?

It isn’t inconceivable that God would give us some forewarning. In fact, God has a pattern of giving His people advance warning shortly before an event takes place. “For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matt. 24:37) God will deal with us the same way He dealt with Noah. And how did God deal with Noah?

GENESIS 7:1, 4, 10 — “Then the Lord said to Noah, ‘Go into the ark, you and all your household… For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights…’ And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth.”

God gave Noah 7 days of advance notice.

I don’t mean to be spooky, but Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is exactly 7 days after the Revelation 12 sign—September 23 – 30.

I wonder—and I’m only speculating—if God is repeating the Noahic pattern. Jesus told us that the days of His revealing would be just like the time of Noah. If the midnight cry went out on Yom Teruah (September 23), it’s very likely that the Church—those who hear the midnight cry—is being given the same 7-day warning before a Yom Kippur rapture.

Oddly enough, this theory begins to make more and more sense.

According to Leviticus 25, if it’s a jubilee year (every 50th year), the “religious year” is supposed to begin on the 10thday of the 7th month, instead of the 1st day.

LEVITICUS 25:8-10 — “You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.”

That means that the jubilee year would begin on Yom Kippur; and whereas a shofar is only blown on Yom Teruah, in the case of a jubilee year, a shofar will also be blown on Yom Kippur. This would mean that the “last trumpet” of the year is not blown on the Feast of Trumpets, but on the Day of Atonement — “Behold! I tell 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 trumpet.” (1 Cor. 15:52) 

This might finally make sense of that riddle of the “last trumpet”. This is a rare occasion. This only happens every 50th year. The question is: are we about to begin a jubilee year?

The exact jubilee count has been long lost over the last 2,000 years. However, there are certain historical events surrounding Israel that seem to indicate that God has been preserving the jubilee cycle, even if the Jews stopped keeping track. Imagine that this is a jubilee year, 2017. 50 years ago, in 1967, the Jews regained Jerusalem in the Six-Day War, God’s chosen race back in their Holy City after its destruction in 70 AD. 50 years before that, is 1917, when the British government after World War I announced their support for a Jewish national home in Palestine with the Balfour Declaration, the statement that led to the restitution of national Israel 30 years later, the Jews back in their God-given land after being exiled for nearly 2 millennia.

These events all seem to indicate a 50-year cycle which may, in fact, be the jubilee cycle, upheld by God’s divine providence. Strangely, the dates all seem to fall on 7’s, God’s sacred number of divine completion—1917, 1967, and perhaps 2017.

Here’s another 7…

1217 is the year a man died, Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg, a rabbi and mystic of the Chassidei Ashkenaz with a fervour for the Messiah’s coming. He claimed that something had been revealed to him by the Prophet Elijah. On the same year of his death, he made a curious prophecy:

When the Ottomans conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.

300 years (exactly 6 jubilees) after Rabbi ben Samuel’s death, the Turks conquered Jerusalem and ruled over Jerusalem for precisely 8 jubilees. The Ottoman conquest began in 1517, and the Land was divided into four districts and attached administratively to the province of Damascus and ruled from Istanbul. 400 years later (8 jubilees), in 1917, the British conquered the Turks and the League of Nations took the Mandate for the Holy Land to the British, making Jerusalem a “no-man’s land” under international law until 1967, 50 years later. When Israel took back Jerusalem in 1967, ben Samuel’s prophecy seems to have reached a fulfillment. According to his prophecy, the “Messianic end time” begins in that final jubilee period (1967-2017)—perhaps indicating that the Messiah would appear at the end of that cycle, 2017.

It’s compelling, but not definitely trustworthy. I do, however, find all the 7’s fitting nicely with these supposed jubilee years—ben Samuel’s prophecy and death in 1217, the Ottoman conquest and supposed start of jubilee cycle in 1517, the Ottoman rule in Jerusalem overthrown and the Balfour Declaration established in 1917, the Six-Day War recapturing of Jerusalem in 1967. Those are all apparently jubilee years, and it makes perfect sense in accord with what we know to be true historical events ushering in the rebirth of the nation of Israel, and thus the end times. 2017 would therefore also be a jubilee year.

Consider the year 1517: although this is the year the Turks began their conquest on Jerusalem, it was also the year that Luther exhibited his Ninety-Five Theses in Wittenberg on October 31 and began the Protestant Reformation, a sort of jubilee liberation of the Christian world enslaved by Roman darkness — “You shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.” (Lev. 25:11) It seems that God has been considering Christians in the preservation of His jubilee cycle after all; in fact, the Church looks to be the main focus of it.

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Assuming there is actually something to all of these numerical, historical patterns, and speculating that God may still be preserving the jubilee count, Leviticus 25 tells us that the jubilee year should begin on the Day of Atonement this year—Tishri 10 instead of Tishri 1—and that a shofar is to be blown on that day. Just to reiterate, that means that, in this special instance, the “last trumpet” of the year is not going to be blown on Yom Teruah, but Yom Kippur. It also happens that Yom Kippur falls on a Sabbath this year, which is not always the case. Yom Kippur itself is known as the “Sabbath of Sabbaths”, and this year, it’s on a Sabbath—and so was Yom Teruah.

HEBREWS 4:1-11 — “Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, ‘So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world. For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: ‘On the seventh day God rested from all his works.’ And again in the passage above he says, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, God again set a certain day, calling it ‘Today.’ This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.’ For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.”

Sabbath, the day of rest. Only Christians, through a saving faith in the finished works of Jesus Christ, rest from the law of justification by works. It would be fitting, then, for the rapture of the Church to occur on a Sabbath, especially if it’s also Yom Kippur, the “Sabbath of Sabbaths”…

… And what would make the Jews more jealous for their God than to actually witness on their holiest Holy Day the gentiles obtaining salvation? The Apostle Paul makes clear that stirring the Jews to jealousy is exactly God’s plan to bring about their final awakening to Yeshua HaMashiach, their true Messiah, Jesus Christ.

ROMANS 11:11-15 — “So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather, through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean! Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?”

Envision this: 7 days after the midnight cry is heard with the Revelation 12 sign fulfilling the Feast of Trumpets, a rapture of the Church takes place on the Day of Atonement—just as Noah was given 7 days advance warning before the Flood… Is that how it’s going to happen? It’s hard to be certain about anything, but there’s a lot of signs pointing to it. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, certainly would make a perfect memorial for the Church considering that the whole identity of the Church is in the atonement Christ made for it by the sacrificial shedding of His own blood.

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Whether or not Yom Kippur this year brings the ultimate consummation of the Church, I think that the coming days are going to be very exciting—if we faithfully continue watching, staying alert, and do not recede into worldliness. Many, I fear, will fulfill this prophecy:

LUKE 12:45-46 — “But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of THAT servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful.”

I believe the midnight cry has gone out on September 23, Revelation 12 fulfilled, the sign of the Son of Man in heaven.

Grace, peace, and blessings to all of you eager and vigilant believers. Let’s continue in faithfulness, maturity, hope, and use whatever time remains to continue feeding the flock. These last days are going to be a very divisive time within the Body, to separate light from darkness, wheat from weeds. Already, many false brothers are revealing themselves in gracelessness and immaturity, abandoning hope so easily. Encourage one another.

After September 23 came and went, after every prediction and hope of a rapture came to nothing, a sharp dividing sword came down amongst those waiting for the Bridegroom. That was almost more of a sign than the stars painting the night with Revelation 12 — “Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, ‘Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” (2 Pet. 3:3-4)

It’s not the last days without 5 foolish virgins.

To all mockers, scoffers, don’t be so quick to speak in this auspicious time. Consider the role you’re playing in this retold story of Noah and Lot, and ask yourself who you would’ve been in their time, the faithful or the scoffer — “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.” (Luke 17:26-27)

 

 

Love and patience be with the Bride.  (Click to Site)

 

Putting The Pieces Together: Part 2

This article is a followup to an article I wrote earlier this year and will probably be a bit disorganized and I apologize for that.  We continue to uncover a lot of pieces to the prophetic puzzle and it looks like we may have little time left to share it.  Normally I like to move slow on research and test it out thoroughly, but because of the lateness of the hour I want to share with you some of the highlights being discussed in our fellowship (credit to Adam, Barry, Brad, Daniel, Greg, Jeff, Jim, Paul, and Scottie for different bits of insight).

Moving Forward
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Many people were disappointed by 9/23 and the scoffers really came out of the woodwork.  The media promoted and sensationalized a false narrative that Christians were claiming the world was going to end, which just added to the hype.  No one claimed that the world was ending and in regards to the rapture, we have said the same thing about 2017 for the past year and a half: we don’t know for sure the day or hour.  No one at Unsealed, nor among those that I fellowship with, are claiming a special insight not available to the Church at large.  No one is claiming to be a prophet.  We are just researching, praying, and speculating as we long to meet the LORD.
I do believe Revelation 12:1-2 was just fulfilled and the evidence seems more and more compelling.  I can’t dismiss this Great Sign because it can’t be debunked.  It does match the description in Revelation 12.  That’s either the most amazing coincidence in modern history or it’s by design.  On the mornings of the 23rd and 24th many of us actually saw the 12-star crown rising in the east and it was a beautiful sight to behold, complete with Mercury, Mars, and Venus.  This got me to thinking: observers in many parts of the world actually could see the entire Great Sign if they had looked.  In Israel from about 5:40 to 6:05 AM on the 23rd and 24th the entire 12-star crown was visible in the east.  Then Virgo rose while clothed with the sun followed by a faintly visible crescent moon under her feet.  A roughly 4-hour time-lapse would have shown the entire sign.
Regarding the mockers, they fall into two camps, both of which fulfill prophecies to their own shame:
1. Unbelievers outside of the Church:

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised?  Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”  But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.  By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.  By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

2. Unbelievers who claim to be part of the Church:

But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, “My master is staying away a long time,” and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.  The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.  He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Now I know there are differing interpretive opinions about Matthew 24’s dispensational placement, but I find these four verses to be fascinating because of what we’re now witnessing.  Isn’t it interesting that Christians who refuse to look for the coming of Christ and who join in with the scoffers to falsely accuse, beat, and malign those Believers who are hoping, watching, and longing for the LORD, are repeating “no one knows the day or hour” ad infinitum, not realizing that in that same passage it is the wicked servants who are caught unaware.  It is the wicked who are in the dark and who know neither the day nor hour.  This comports perfectly with 1 Thessalonians 5:3-4Hebrews 10:25, and Revelation 3:3.  Immediately following those four verses in Matthew 24 is The Parable of the Ten Virgins.  We are saved through faith alone, but does the Christian who routinely mocks and beats his brother, who loves the world more than God, and who has little interest in being with the LORD actually have faith?  Faith isn’t in the head, it’s in the heart.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.

 
Setting The Record Straight About The Feasts

As we continue to study and pick up the pieces some information has recently come to light that may have dramatic implications.  Before you absorb this you first need to clear your mind of assumptions.  I think we’ve all been partially blinded by the traditions of men and outside commentaries when it comes to what are commonly called “The Feasts of the LORD”.  Let’s just stick to the Bible to get a basic framework from relevant passages in Leviticus and Numbers.  Leviticus 23 is the foundational passage as it lists all seven “feasts”.

1. These are moed, which means appointment or meeting.  “Festival” and “feast” seem to be poor translations.  To carry the correct meaning, we really need to call these “The Appointments of the LORD”, because for the most part they are anything but festivals and there is often no feasting.  These are divine and prophetic meetings between God and man.

2. The other Hebrew word used to define these appointments is miqra, which means convocation or sacred assembly.  However, don’t get moed and miqra confused – there are seven moedim, but not every moed is a miqra.  Passover and First Fruits are not called miqra.  There is no sacred assembly on those days.  Five of the moedim have sacred assemblies (Unleavened Bread, Weeks, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles).  Two of the moedim have two assemblies (Unleavened Bread and Tabernacles).  Thus there are seven Divine Appointments:

Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Weeks, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles

And there are seven Sacred Assemblies:

Unleavened Bread #1, Unleavened Bread #7, Weeks, Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles #1, and Tabernacles #8

3. There is no such thing as a “Feast of Trumpets” – unless you mean every moedim.  This has been majorly overlooked and needs to be investigated further because it could have profound prophetic implications.  1 Corinthians 15:52 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16 associate the resurrection and rapture of Christ’s Church with a trumpet (the last trumpet and the trumpet of God, respectively), which has given Christians a natural desire to associate the timing of the rapture with the Feast of Trumpets.

The problem is that neither of the two passages that define this particular appointment explicitly involve trumpets (Lev. 23:23-24Num. 29:1).  The Hebrew word used is teruah, which means shout or alarm.  Hebrew has more exact words for trumpets: shophar (ram’s horn) and chatsotsrah (metal or generic man-made trumpet).  These words are both used in Leviticus and Numbers when a trumpet is explicitly mentioned, so let’s clear this up…

Teruah:
Shophar:
Chatsotsrah:

2 Chronicles 15:14 actually distinguishes between all three:

They swore an oath to the LORD with a loud voice and with shouting [teruah] and with trumpets [chatsotsrah] and with horns [shophar].

The so called “Feast of Trumpets” is actually called a “Memorial of Shouting” in Leviticus 23:24 and a “Day of Shouting” in Numbers 29:1.  Yom Teruah.  Therefore the seven moedim should actually be Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Weeks, Shouting, Atonement, and Tabernacles.  Rabbinical tradition has added confusion.

4. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 tells us that the trumpet which signals the rapture is the “trumpet of God”.  How might we identify this?  In New Testament Greek all trumpets are called salpigx.  No distinguishment is made between the Hebrew chatsotsrah and shophar, so we have to go back to the Old Testament to figure this out and the answer is actually pretty obvious:

First, the chatsotsrah is a man-made musical instrument (Numbers 10:2), whereas the shophar is from an animal – it is made by God.

Second, we have a clear rapture template in Exodus 19 complete with God descending, a cloud, a trumpet, and a righteous man ascending to meet Him halfway.  It fits 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 like a glove:

On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast.  Everyone in the camp trembled.  Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.  Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.  As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.  The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up

Compare this passage to 1 Thessalonians 4:

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

The trumpet sound that accompanied God’s descent, which is mentioned twice in Exodus 19, is none other than the shophar (commonly spelled shofar).  Now here is the clincher for me: the term “trumpet of God” is only found in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, but there seems to be a clear reference to the trumpet that God Himself sounds in Zechariah 9:14 and the word used is shophar:

Then the LORD will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; the Lord GOD will sound the trumpet [shophar] and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.

Psalm 47:5 appears to provide a double-witness that the shophar is the trumpet of God:

God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet [shophar].

The evidence seems fairly conclusive to me that neither teruah nor chatsotsrah constitute God’s trumpet.  The shophar is the trumpet of God.

 
The Overlooked Appointment

Believers recognize that Christ will return for His Church at a precise time, perhaps even on a moed, but we may not know when exactly that will be.  Jesus fulfilled Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Pentecost on the exact days.  There is also growing consensus that He was born or conceived on Yom Teruah or Tabernacles.  However, His ascension occurred outside of the moedim, so we should never put God in a box.  But if we’re humble, prayerful, and watching, we should be aware of how close Christ’s arrival is.  Matthew 24:48-511 Thessalonians 5:3-4Hebrews 10:25, and Revelation 3:3 seem to pretty clearly indicate that watchful Believers will be aware of the time, while unbelievers and perhaps even some Believers will be caught by surprise.

My honest opinion is that the doctrine of imminency is an attempt to put God in a box just as much as those who set exact dates.  Both sides fail to accept the genuine tension that exists in the Scriptures on the subject.  Everyone just wants to be right in their “camp”, but it usually comes at a cost – neglecting the Scriptures that the other side uses.

With that foundation laid, I want to offer a speculation that some of us are currently discussing: Atonement or Tabernacles may be better candidates for the rapture.

Numbers 10:10 describes how chatsotsrah (man-made trumpets) were blown over all of the offerings and sacrifices made on the moedim, thus in a certain sense every moed is a “Feast of Trumpets”.  Since Tabernacles is the last appointment, you could make an argument that it is the time of the last trumpet.  However, the chatsotsrah is not the trumpet of God and these trumpets are only blown over sacrifices and offerings – they are not a general call to the people.

Is the trumpet of God ever sounded on a moed?  Yes, and in fact it’s the appointment that has been most overlooked as a template for the rapture: the Day of Atonement.  According to Leviticus 25:9, the shophar is sounded “throughout all the land” on the Day of Atonement announcing the Year of Jubilee.  In the Torah itself only one moed is explicitly identified with the trumpet and it’s Atonement – and only on the Year of Jubilee.  Thus at the end of every Jubilee cycle the shophar is blown throughout all the land announcing the Jubilee year.  This shophar signals:

1. Liberty to all captives in the land (Lev. 25:10; compare to Rom. 7:248:28:218:23).

2. Eating freely and rest from labor (Lev. 25:11-12; compare to Heb. 4:9-10Rev. 2:7Rev. 14:13).

3. Returning to your land, property, and family (Lev. 25:1013; compare to Is. 26:19-20Jn. 14:2-3Rom. 8:17Gal. 3:294:7Eph. 1:3).

Remember that according to Leviticus 23:27, the Day of Atonement is not only a moed, but also a miqra – a sacred assembly.  God’s people are gathered together.  And guess what else is significant about Atonement?  It is the only day of the year when mankind has access to the Holy of Holies, which is why Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day in Judaism.

The Temple was a template of the heavenly realms and the Holy of Holies represented God’s throne in Heaven.  A thick curtain separated the people from God and only on Yom Kippur could the high priest enter in to make an offering for the people (Lev. 16:2).  Jesus is the head of the body, the Church, and according to the book of Hebrews He is our High Priest who entered the heavenly places, but His entrance into Heaven was not restricted to Yom Kippur because He is God Himself.  Since we are a kingdom of priests (1 Pet. 2:9), yet not divine, perhaps Yom Kippur serves as the template for when we also will enter Heaven.  It’s the only day Heaven is opened!

It has long been thought that Christ’s visible second coming would occur on the Day of Atonement, but based on this additional evidence, perhaps the rapture will occur on that day, as well.  As the only day when Heaven is opened, it could be the day the Church enters Heaven and also the day Christ and the Church return fromHeaven.  The Day of Atonement might then be a template and encapsulate the entire Tribulation period – the Day of the LORD.  Here is a summary of points in favor of a rapture on a Yom Kippur that also coincides with the Jubilee:

1. It’s the only moed explicitly tied to the shophar and this shophar is heard “throughout all the land”.  This might be the best candidate for the trumpet of God mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:16.

2. The trumpet announces liberty from bondage, rest from labor, and a return to land, property, and family – all images of what Believers inherit at the rapture.

3. It is the only day of the entire year when access was granted to the Holy of Holies, and perhaps then the only day of the year when Heaven is opened and the Church can enter in.

4. A Jubilee trumpet at the rapture would mark both the end of that particular Jubilee cycle and perhaps even the end of all Jubilee cycles.  Thus, in at least two different ways it would be the “last trumpet”.  Genesis 6:3says that mankind would persist for 120 years.  This is generally thought to be a reference to the time remaining before Noah’s Flood, but it may also indicate the total number of Jubilee years from creation to the Millennial Kingdom – the length of mankind’s rebellion.  120 years x 50 years = 6,000 years, which just happens to be right about where we are in history.

The obvious question presents itself: does this weekend’s Yom Kippur also mark the Jubilee?  There is some evidence it does:

1. Biblical years run from roughly April to April and that timeframe in 1917-1918 and 1967-1968 marked the Balfour Declaration and the conquest of Jerusalem, respectively.  In the first instance the land of Israel was returned in a sense when the anti-Semitic Ottoman Empire was conquered by the British.  The British government announced that the Holy Land would eventually return to the Jews and Jews were allowed to move more freely to their ancestral homeland.  The very next year, in 1919, the Third Aliyah kicked off with tens of thousands of Jews returning.

In the second instance, Jerusalem was returned to its rightful owners when Israel conquered the city in addition to other portions of the Promised Land.

In 1867 the Jews were emancipated (released from bondage) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire – another event closely mirroring the biblical concept of Jubilee.  Interestingly, the Austro-Hungarian Empire existed for exactly one Jubilee (1867-1868 to 1917-1918).

Furthermore, if you go back to the same April to April range in 1517-1518 you’ll see another Jubilee-type event: Christians were released from the spiritual bondage of the Roman Catholic Church.  The Protestant Reformation began on October 31, 1517.  The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation occurs next month.

2. Israelis actually celebrated 2017 as the Jubilee back in May, which marked 50 years since the Six-Day War on the Jewish calendar and also 70 prophetic years since the rebirth of Israel.  This was the first time Jews collectively celebrated the Jubilee since before Christ.  That alone should get your attention.  You can read more about this Jubilee celebration here.  Israel seemed to have no qualms about what they were celebrating:

3. WatchForTheDay noticed that exactly 49 prophetic years transpired between the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem on April 1, 1969 to July 17, 2017, when the Jews temporarily recaptured the Temple Mount and resumed prayer.  The same amount of time transpired between June 7, 1967, when Jerusalem was recaptured, to September 23, 2015 – the Day of Atonement.  The incredible precision of these two separate counts provides at least supporting evidence that we are very close to the exact year of the Jubilee.  The former count might even be a possible parallel fulfillment of the separate 7 weeks of years in Daniel 9:25.

Might the rapture happen this weekend?  I don’t know for sure, but we should be awake and watchful.  Yom Teruah ran from September 21st to 22nd (Tishrei 1).  The Great Sign of Revelation 12 occurred on September 23rd to 24th (Tishrei 3).  Yom Kippur is 10 days after Yom Teruah and 7 days after the Great Sign.  Consider the timing in light of the following verses: Gen. 7:4108:10Ex. 22:30Ex. 24:16Rev. 2:10.  Leviticus 12:1-5has also been on our minds:

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days.  As at the time of her menstruation, she shall be unclean.  And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.  Then she shall continue for thirty-three days in the blood of her purifying.  She shall not touch anything holy, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed.”

This passage is interesting for a number of reasons.  For starters, we see the image of a woman in labor just as we do in Isaiah 26:17-1966:7-9Micah 5:3, and Revelation 12:1-2.  It’s even a male child that she delivers.  Just as she remains unclean for 7 days after giving birth to the male child, so Israel remains unclean for 7 years after giving birth to the Church.

But there’s more.  The Great Sign of a woman in labor occurred on Tishrei 3, 7 days before Yom Kippur.  The child is still in the flesh for 7 days before his circumcision.  Might circumcision be a symbol of the rapture when our fleshly nature is removed (1 Cor. 15:50-55; see also Jn. 3:3-7)?  Perhaps Yom Teruah marked the invisible reality that Christ’s Church has finally finished its growth and gestation and the corporate baby was born, yet the corporate male child is still in its flesh for 7 days.  Additionally, 33 days after Yom Kippur is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, just as 33 days after the Great American Eclipse was the Great Sign!

Yom Kippur also happens to be 40 days from the Great American Eclipse.  Were 40 days given to the world to repent just as in the days of Jonah?  Just thoughts and speculation.

 
Don’t Forget Tabernacles

There is an important Scripture that we need to address.  This one simple verse holds immense importance and has caused a lot of confusion.  It’s Psalm 81:3:

Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.

Rabbinical and Karaite Jews are divided over this verse.  The word here for “full moon” might mean “concealed moon”.  Jewish tradition favors “concealed moon”, but most biblical commentaries and the Karaite Jews favor “full moon”.  I won’t get into that.  What is most important to this topic is the fact that the trumpet mentioned here is shophar and this is not Yom Kippur.  The question is what moed does the last phrase “on our feast day” point to?  Commentaries are divided between Passover and Tabernacles, but the Tabernacles view is slightly more popular.

This verse is not in the Torah, but it is in Scripture, so we have to treat it as such.  If the moed referenced here is Passover, then in regards to the moedim Passover is the first trumpet and the Yom Kippur Jubilee is the last trumpet.  If instead this verse speaks about Tabernacles, then you might be able to argue that Tabernacles is actually the last trumpet.

Tabernacles has always been one of the “big three” moed to watch in regards to the rapture, along with Yom Teruah and Pentecost.  Here is further study on why Tabernacles might fit.

Friends, we’re getting closer than we could have possibly imagined.  Keep looking up and maranatha!  (Click to Site)

You will get chipped — eventually

USA TODAY: Resistance Is Futile! You WILL Be Microchipped!

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LOS ANGELES — You will get chipped. It’s just a matter of time.

In the aftermath of a Wisconsin firm embedding microchips in employees last week to ditch company badges and corporate logons, the Internet has entered into full-throated debate.

Religious activists are so appalled, they’ve been penning nasty 1-star reviews of the company, Three Square Market, on Google, Glassdoor and social media.

On the flip side, seemingly everyone else wants to know: Is this what real life is going to be like soon at work? Will I be chipped?

“It will happen to everybody,” says Noelle Chesley, 49, associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “But not this year, and not in 2018. Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.”

Gene Munster, an investor and analyst at Loup Ventures, is an advocate for augmented reality, virtual reality and other new technologies. He thinks embedded chips in human bodies is 50 years away.  “In 10 years, Facebook, Google, Apple and Tesla will not have their employees chipped,” he says. “You’ll see some extreme forward-looking tech people adopting it, but not large companies.”

The idea of being chipped has too “much negative connotation” today, but by 2067 “we will have been desensitized by the social stigma,” Munster says. (Click to Site)

World Prepares For War

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U.N. imposes crushing sanctions on North Korea (cutting one-third of their exports) and tensions are now higher than at any point since the Korean War.  North Korea is threatening “thousands-fold” revenge on the U.S. as observers estimate their ICBM range now encompasses Chicago and possibly New York.

Doklam standoff between China and India is escalating with Chinese state-run media hinting that they might be on the verge of a limited military operation against Indian troops in the region. (Click to Site)

NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE ANYMORE?—THE OVERALL PICTURE OF HOW FAR WE’VE ADVANCED IN THE BIBLICAL SCENARIO

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The first video, “Why is Nobody Talking about This… (2017-2018 EVENTS)” will leave you stunned about the overall picture of how far we’ve advanced in the biblical scenario. The other two that we’d urge you to watch is under the heading Media and are by R$E of London. All of them are good because of their analysis of what’s occurring in the media, in terms of predictive programming to make what’s coming more comfortable for the general public, and the progress of society toward an antichrist system.

Many of the remaining items in this post cover similar topics, that is, the preparation of society for what the Bible says is coming soon in terms of surveillance and control. Much of what follows relates to the Hegelian dialectic, that is, the problem-solution-reaction method used to control modern society. For more on this and a clear explanation of all that it entails, see the last article in this post, below.

Because so much of what’s being discussed has become part of everyday, normal life for many people, they fail to notice what it all means and where it is leading. But it’s important to step outside of the box and to become aware, if only not to aid unknowingly in the propagation of this evil, and to protect the next generation in any way we can. Luciferian propaganda is coming on hot and heavy, and we can’t stand against it if we’re not aware of it.

Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

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Why is Nobody Talking about This… (2017-2018 EVENTS)  Subjects from weather to surveillance to microchips to transhumanism to CERN, and more are covered, as it takes clips from recent news stories to make clear exactly where we are and how much is happening around us. The deeper implications of what these means are covered more fully in the two R$E videos, below, under Media. (Click to Site)

We are one miscalculation away from a war of unimaginable proportions.

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We are standing at the doorway of a very dark place.

North Korea’s Kim is a dictator—but he’s not crazy. After witnessing the systematic destruction of the governments of Libya, Iraq, the Ukraine, etc., he has probably figured out that the only way he’s going to avoid the fatal experience of a U.S.-engineered “regime change” is to own a credible nuclear deterrent and demonstrate that he’s not afraid to use it if necessary. The Iranian Mullahs, by the way, appear to have arrived at the same entirely rational conclusion.

North Korea is NOT the “real problem”. The real problem is the Washington War Party, an alliance of Empire-building neo-conservative “Republicans” and “indispensible nation” “Democrats”, who are now operating openly under the just-announced “Alliance for Securing Democracy” label. See this Washington Post article for detail. The “Alliance” is actually a reincarnation of the Bush-era “Project for a New American Century”. You may have seen a link to this foundational PNAC piece that was published here some time ago. If you didn’t and would like to see it, you can still download a copy from here. You might want to do so quickly because the links seem to be disappearing. Be advised that this is a 90-page long PDF file.

These people are insanely evil war criminals. They are responsible for instigating the violence that has killed more than a million non-combatants (many of them women and children) in the pursuit of global Empire, a pursuit that now threatens to ignite nuclear war. The drive for Empire started earlier, but let’s begin with Bill Clinton’s attack on Serbia in March 1999. Good Democrats are always shocked to learn that both Clintons have always been joined at the hip with the Republican “neo-cons” in the Empire-building enterprise but that is demonstrably the case.

The push to expand the Empire then spread across the Middle East (Iraq, Syria, Yemen) into North Africa (Somalia, Egypt, the Sudan, Libya) and up to the Ukraine, the democratically-elected government of which was overthrown in February 2014 in an operation jointly spearheaded by Senator John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Hillary’s Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland. These people are so arrogant and contemptuous of the American people’s ignorance and naiveté that they seem not to care that there is a recorded Nuland telephone conversation (caution: crude language) plotting the make-up of the “new” Ukrainian government. Democrat operative Nuland happens to be married to Republican Robert Kagan, a prominent neo-conservative war monger. How very bi-partisan of them! (Click to Site)

The Health Ranger’s science-based preparedness guide for surviving nuclear fallout

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Natural News) Suddenly the threat of nuclear attack from North Korea seems incredibly real to many people, and even the mainstream media is now warning residents of Hawaii to build bunkers for survival. (Seriously, CNN just reported that.)

As is often the case, much of the information you’re told about surviving a nuclear attack is complete bunk. That’s largely because mainstream media journalists are, of course, totally clueless when it comes to anything related to actual science. Almost none of them know a single useful thing about radioactive isotopes, radioactive decay, half-life, etc. Yet those of us in the independent media are extremely well informed on this and other topics. In my case, I’m the inventor and author of a United States patent called Cesium Eliminator, proven to eliminate radioactive cesium-137 from the digestive tract through a combination of dietary ingredients. I’ve also stockpiled 10,000 kg of material to manufacture this lifesaving supplement in an emergency, and I plan to donate it to victims of the first nuclear event that takes place on U.S. soil.

I’m also the founder and lab science director of an internationally accredited lab known as CWC Labs, and I’m a co-author of this science paper published in the peer-reviewed journal LC/GC, entitled “Liquid Chromatography–Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Cannabinoid Profiling and Quantitation in Hemp Oil Extracts.”

What I’m going to offer you here is a science-based guide on all the basic things you need to know about surviving a nuclear strike. Not all nuclear strikes are survivable, by the way, due to the laws of physics and biology. And a lot of what you’ve been told about North Korea’s missiles is completely false. They are far more capable of striking the USA than almost anyone dare admit. Rush Limbaugh, for example, stupidly thinks Kim’s missiles keep landing in the ocean by accident. He seems to have no idea that this is all part of the altitude testing protocol with the goal of achieving altitude, not geographic distance. Once you achieve sufficient altitude, you can redirect those missiles to almost any city on the planet. (Click to Site)

Radioactive Hot Particles Still Afloat Throughout Japan Six Years After Fukushima Meltdowns

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EMERSON URRY OF ENVIRONEWS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT

Radioactive particles of uranium, thorium, radium, cesium, strontium, polonium, tellurium and americium are still afloat throughout Northern Japan more than six years after a tsunami slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant causing three full-blown nuclear meltdowns. That was the conclusion reached by two of the world’s leading radiation experts after conducting an extensive five-year monitoring project.

Arnie Gundersen and Marco Kaltofen authored the peer reviewed study titled, Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment, published July 27, 2017, in Science of the Total Environment (STOLEN).

Gundersen represents Fairewinds Associates and is a nuclear engineer, former power plant operator and industry executive, turned whistleblower, and was CNN’s play-by-play on-air expert during the 2011 meltdowns. Kaltofen, of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is a licensed civil engineer and is renowned as a leading experts on radioactive contamination in the environment.

415 samples of “dust and surface soil” were “analyzed sequentially by gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray analysis” between 2011 and 2016. 180 of the samples came from Japan while another 235 were taken from the United States and Canada. The study further clarifies, “Of these 180 Japanese particulate matter samples, 57 were automobile or home air filters, 59 were surface dust samples, 29 were street dusts (accumulated surface soils and dusts) and 33 were vacuum cleaner bag or other dust samples.” (Click to Site)

Big Pharma’s toxic drugs will kill over 45,000% more people than global warming by the year 2100, scientists discover … Media SILENT

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Natural NewsA study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill has sent shock-waves across the globe with its finding that over 260,000 people will die prematurely by the year 2100 because of air pollution triggered by global warming. The “catastrophic man-made global warming” alarmists love these kinds of studies, of course, because they reinforce their doomsday predictions. However, even if these researchers’ alarming findings are 100 percent reliable (and there is enough conflicting evidence out there to make that highly unlikely), even a quarter of a million people would be a drop in the ocean compared to the number of people that Big Pharma will likely kill by 2100. More on that later.

The UNC researchers reached their alarming conclusions after analyzing data from the globe’s top climate change modeling groups. Well, that already puts their findings on shaky ground, doesn’t it? (Related: The REAL FAKE NEWS exposed: ‘97% of scientists agree on climate change’ is an engineered hoax … Here’s what the media never told you.)

According to the Daily Mail, the researchers believe that hotter temperatures will cause an increase in the speed of the chemical reactions that cause air pollutants, and that as areas become increasingly drier, there will be less rain to remove these pollutants. These higher temperatures will also cause trees to emit more organic pollutants.

The study predicts that this toxic combination will result in killer smog that will kill 260,000 people across the globe (with the exception of Africa) by 2100.

The Mail reports:

The rise in toxic air pollution adds to other risk of death from climate change including heat stress, a lack of clean water and food, severe storms and the spread of infectious diseases.

The study was published in the Nature journal, Climate Change.

Of course, the mainstream media has been quick to jump all over this story, blasting readers with headlines like the Mail’s “Global warming will cause 260,000 premature deaths from air pollution by 2100, shocking study finds.” While that number does seem high, and it is true that pollution causes many deaths worldwide each year, there is a far more alarming number that the mainstream media has made no attempt to disclose: The number of deaths attributable to Big Pharma and its toxic chemicals.

The website PharmaDeathClock.com has been shining a light on this disturbing number for some time now. It constantly updates real-time numbers of victims killed by Big Pharma in the U.S. and worldwide since January 1, 2000. Some of the numbers included are for deaths which are not directly attributable to the pharmaceutical companies, including things like medical error, hospital errors and hospital malnutrition. (Click to Site)

Authoritarian Vaccine War Greets Back To School Parents Worldwide

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With the first week of official back to school beginning for many parents, the polarizing vaccine debate is back center-stage. But this year, the stakes are higher. Over the course of the past year, many countries around the world have taken harsh stances against those parents who seek vaccine choice rights. Egregious laws have been passed forcing both parent and school alike to comply or suffer financial consequences. The new vaccine landscape is more authoritarian than ever and it doesn’t appear it will come up for air anytime soon. Here’s a world roundup of vaccine noncompliance aggression.

Italy’s parliament recently passed a law that forces parents to give their children 10 mandatory vaccines. This law effects kids up to 16 years of age. Any non-compliance results in $600 fine (or Euro equivalent). (Click to Site)