Everywhere A Sign

The signs are clear, ‘X’ marks the spot

Last year a Great Sign described in the Bible occurred on 9/23.  That same year, an all-time record number of Jews ascended the Temple Mount: 1,293.  The Great Sign pictured a woman in labor and a soon-to-be-born child.  Israel is the woman.  The child is the Body of Christ, the Church.  Exactly 300 days after the Great Sign, the world witnessed the biggest prophetic development in a half-century as Israel, the woman, enacted the historic nation-state law on July 19th at right about 3:00 am Israeli time.  The media likened the law’s unexpected significance and late night passage to “a thief in the night.”  This was 43 weeksto the day, from the Feast of Trumpets in 2017—an exact number of weeks within the human gestational range.

Two days later was this past Saturday, July 21st, the 9th of Av, the darkest day in Jewish history when both ancient Temples were destroyed and Jews were expelled from various countries in Europe.  On this day a new all-time record number of Jews ascended the Temple Mount: 1,440.  When the Tribulation begins, 1,440 x 100Israelites will be sealed (Rev. 7:1–8); these 144,000 later appear on top of a mountain (Rev. 14:1).  This calls to mind the Gatlinburg Fire at the end of 2016 that coincided with the beginning of the Great Sign as Jupiter entered Virgo’s womb.  The fire began on top of a mountain whose height is 1,440 meters (144,000 centimeters).  Among the wreckage from the fire was a single page from a burnt Bible showing a passage from Joel that declared that the Day of the LORD is near:

The climactic moment of the Great Sign was on September 23–24, 2017, when the alignment perfectly matched the description given in Revelation 12:1–2, however, the sign itself began forming 9–10 months before then and continued on until Christmas Day, 2017.  It was a multi-factor mega sign—the greatest heavenly sign in history—and confirmed by tens of thousands of witnesses who were able to read the Bible and trust what was written.  In turn, it was mocked by false accusers and even by supposed watchmen within the Church.

The Great Sign is pointing to the nearness of many major prophetic events: the rapture of the Church of the Firstborn, the commencement of the Day of the LORD, and the completion of The Parable of the Fig Tree.  One thing it is definitely not pointing to is the end of the world (despite what cheesy British tabloids might say).  Yet, God is still using those tabloids to educate unbelievers about the truth of His word because God can even use a donkey to speak.

Moving back to present events, on Sunday, the day after the 9th of Av, a 220 pound boulder dislodged from the Western Wall of the Temple Mount and almost killed a praying Israeli woman, but she survived the calamity just as the woman, Israel, will survive the Tribulation soon to come.  A piece of the wall this size hasn’t fallen in decades, which is suddenly making Jerusalem’s civil engineers and archaeologists nervous about the integrity of the rest of the wall and also the Islamic Dome of the Rock.  When things begin shaking on the Temple Mount, you can be sure the construction of the Third Temple won’t be far behind.  Speaking of 220 pound boulders, Strong’s Greek 220 is “arooster.”  When a rooster crows you awaken from your slumber.

This boulder crashed down just days after an unusual string of earthquakes shook Israel’s north, the same area through which the armies of Gog will march in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38.  On the heels of these earthquakes, Israel’s comptroller released a study estimating that the next major earthquake to strike the country will kill 7,000 people.  Lo and behold, a divinely-inspired book of prophecy that the nation of Israel rejects, which was written 2,000 years ago, says the same thing:

At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

79 year old Daniella Goldberg stands next to the boulder that almost crushed her

Now we are only three days away from the longest eclipse of any kind for over one hundred years (until 2123).  The entire nation of Israel and almost all of the Middle East will witness the nearly 2-hour long Blood Moon this Friday.  Totality for the “bullseye” Blood Moon will last for 103 minutes in Israel.  Strong’s Hebrew 103 is “to gather.”  God is about to gather His Church and then He will gather the remainder of Israel.  Because of it’s unique significance this century, it is arguably the tail end of the second fulfillment of a prophecy from Joel 2.  Totality will end shortly after midnight on Saturday (in Jerusalem).

But there’s something else that makes this historic Blood Moon even more significant: it’s occurring on Tu B’Av and will appear in close proximity with and directly over an unusually bright Mars—temporarily brighter than the King Planet Jupiter.  In all ancient cultures Mars represented war.  Daily Crow made an astute observation:

Fiery Mars will add to the spectacle as it appears directly below the blood moon at close to its maximum brightness. 5 reasons why this week’s lunar eclipse is going to be a rare celestial delight. Aside from being the longest eclipse of the century, totality will focus on the Middle East. The Mars (War) factor shines light on the geographic location that happens to be embroiled in the greatest conflict. What is equally as interesting is how so few countries (seen below in white) don’t witness any of it. More specifically, the only countries that are not “touched” by either the partial or total eclipse are The United States, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba and Greenland.

Remember the 1,440 Jews who ascended the Temple Mount this past weekend?  A series of Jupiter-Venus conjunctions that many have called the reappearance of the Star of Bethlehem began on August 18, 2014.  Exactly 1,440 days later is this Friday’s historic Blood Moon over Israel (source).

Following the 9th of Av, historic wildfires have ravaged Greece, the ancient cradle of Christianity.  The Bible often likens the coming Day of the LORD to a raging inferno or consuming fire.  So far at least 74 people have been tragically killed by the fire in what the Greek government is calling “a biblical disaster.”  People who were near the inferno, but survived, escaped by running into the sea just as the ancient Israelites escaped the Egyptian army:

Likewise, the Bible likens the Day of the LORD to a furnace and in recent days heat records have been broken in many different countries and across the United States.  As a matter of fact, the highest temperature ever recorded in Africa was just measured in Algeria.

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With the Nation-State Law now in force, it seems God will return His focus to Israel in fulfillment of Acts 15and Romans 11.  But make note that the previous dispensational change wasn’t immediate.  Daniel’s prophesied 69th week ended at Jesus’ Triumphal Entry.  After that, Messiah was “cut off.”  Then there was a sort of intermediate state for 50 days until the Holy Spirit was given on Pentecost and the Church was conceived in Israel’s womb—Jerusalem.

I would argue that we might be living in just such an intermediate state since we are now living in the aftermath of the Great Sign and the restoration of Israel’s biblical identity via the Nation-State Law.  Just think about that for a moment.  Just like the disciples, who, after the resurrection, were patiently waiting for Christ to fulfill His promise to send the Holy Spirit, so we have seen God’s great, final sign to the Church, and are now patiently waiting for the fulfillment of His promise to change us, glorify us, and take us to His Throne.  We can now say the rapture is imminent in a way that no other generation of Christians could say.  We don’t know the day or hour, but we’re living in the season, and each of the major signs last year lines up perfectly with major biblical festivals this year.

Furthermore, don’t forget about the possible dual fulfillment of Daniel 9:25 I wrote about in May:

This ancient prophecy tells us that a period of 69 weeks of years would begin when a decree is given to “restore and rebuild Jerusalem.” The period would end with the arrival of the Messiah (Jesus Christ). It is already well understood that Daniel’s prophecy pinpointed the exact day of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry (Jesus’ first arrival) in either 32 or 33 AD (with the decree being given by Artaxerxes in 445 or 444 BC for Nehemiah to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls).

Consider the fact that the Bible predicts two arrivals by Jesus and Daniel’s prophecy does not specify who gives the decree initiating the 69 weeks of years. For that reason, it is at least plausible to entertain the possibility that this prophecy could be pointing to both of Messiah’s arrivals.

So here’s the kicker: There was a second decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem in 1535 AD when Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottoman Empire, ordered that the walls of Jerusalem be rebuilt. His walls still stand today—the Old City’s current walls were built because of this command. 69 weeks of years is a period of 483 years (69 x 7). 1535 AD + 483 years = 2018.

There’s more. For some unknown reason, the Angel Gabriel expressed this period of 69 weeks of years as two parts: “62 weeks” and “7 weeks.” 7 weeks of years is 49 years. If this division was at least partially given to explain the Messiah’s second arrival (or appearance) there is an interesting fit: during the Six-Day War in June 1967 the Old City had sustained significant damage, so in 1969 a third decree was given to restore and rebuild Jerusalem. Not much is known about this decree aside from what can be found in a few newspaper clippings, but 1969 + 49 = 2018.

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If you are not ready for what’s about to go down I would implore you to be ready.  Being ready isn’t work, it’s a choice.  Choose you this day whom you will serve and get on board the ark.

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UN agencies rebuke Trump: Abortion always part of sexual health

Stefano Gennarini, J.D.




July 20, 2018 (C-Fam) – UN agencies are working with abortion groups to make abortion part of sexual and reproductive health policies and programming everywhere and for all, in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-life efforts and the consensus of the UN General Assembly.

In a Lancet article provocatively titled “Defining sexual and reproductive health and rights for all,” the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the head of the UN Population Fund, Natalia Kanem, gave a full-throated endorsement of a Lancet-Guttmacher report that promotes abortion and homosexual rights under the rubric of “sexual and reproductive health and rights.”

The article by Ghebreyesus and Kanem shows UN agencies are willing to promote abortion alongside the abortion industry, and on the terms set by the abortion industry. It is a direct challenge to congressional and executive U.S. funding restrictions on abortion, as well as the pro-life foreign policy of the Trump administration.

Just the title of the article is intended to close any debate about what sexual and reproductive health might include. According to the Lancet report, it includes abortion, transgender hormone therapy, surrogacy and other artificial reproductive technologies.

This flies in the face of the notion that every country may legislate on abortion as it sees fit, as the General Assembly agreed at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo.

Few member states would have accepted the inclusion of abortion in UN policy at all in 1994, if not for such an ambiguous definition of “sexual and reproductive health.” In fact, UN agencies like the UN Population Fund have often told member states that each country can define the terms as they prefer. In an about-face, they are now saying the term was never up for member states to define.

While the 1994 agreement included abortion in its definition of sexual and reproductive health, it does not consider it to be an international reproductive right, thereby allowing governments to take different positions on abortion. In fact, the agreement casts abortion in a negative light.

According to the Cairo Platform for Action, governments must help women avoid abortion and must not promote abortion. The agreement states that abortion is a subject to be dealt with exclusively in national legislation without the interference of international agencies. And it presumes that countries will opt to outlaw abortion in most or all circumstances and that only “where legal, it should be made safe.”

In recent UN negotiations, the U.S. delegation vigorously defended this framework and has insisted on preserving it. While ambiguous, and even esoteric to some, this framework has stopped the development of an international right to abortion and denies UN agencies a mandate to promote access to abortion and changes in abortion laws.

Campaigners for an international right to abortion have tried in many ways to move beyond the Cairo document. Abortion groups and UN agencies have exploited the ambiguity surrounding abortion in the Cairo agreement to promote the notion of “safe abortion” for many years, but in recent years, they have ramped up their advocacy for abortion. (Click to Source)

Published with permission from C-Fam.

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Weekly Torah Readings – One New Man Bible – D’varim – Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 – Jul 20, 2018

from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford



The Last Two Months in the Wilderness

1.1. These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on the east side of the Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Reed Sea between Paran, Tophel, Laban, Hatserot, and Di Zahav. 2. It is an eleven days journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea. 3.And it was in the fortieth year in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, he spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the LORD* had given him in commandment to them, 4. after he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites who lived in Heshbon and Og the king of Bashan who lived at Ashtarot in Edrei 5. on this side of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this teaching saying,

1:6. “The LORD* our God spoke to us in Horeb saying, ‘You have stayed long enough on this mountain, 7. turn and take your journey and go to the mountain of the Amorites, and to everywhere near it in the plain, in the hills, in the valley, in the south, and by the seaside to the land of the Canaanites, to Lebanon, to the great river, the river Euphrates. 8. Look, I have set the land before you: Go in! Possess the land which the LORD* swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them!’

1:9. “And I spoke to you at that time saying, ‘I am not able to bear you myself alone. 10. The LORD* your God has multiplied you and, behold, you are this day like the stars of heaven for multitude. (Heb. 11:12) 11. May the LORD* God of your fathers make you a thousand times as many more as you are and bless you, as He has promised you! 12. How can I myself alone bear your great number, your burden, and your strife! 13. Take for yourselves wise, understanding men known among your tribes and I shall make them leaders over you.’

1:14. “And you answered me and said, ‘The thing which you have spoken is good for us to do.’

1:15. “So I took the chiefs of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, captains over hundreds, captains over fifties, captains over tens, and officers among your tribes. 16. And I charged your judges at that time saying, Hear the causes between your brothers and judge righteously between a man and his brother and the stranger that is with him. 17. You will not show favoritism in judgment, but you will hear the small as well as the great. You will not be afraid of the face of any man, for the judgment is God’s, and bring to me the cause that is too hard for you and I shall hear it. 18. And I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.

1:19. “And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and dreadful wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD* our God commanded us and we came to Kadesh Barnea. 20. And I said to you, You have come to the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD* our God gives to us. 21. Behold, the LORD* your God has set the land before you. Go up! Possess it! As the LORD* God of your fathers has said to you, ‘Do not be in awe! Do not be dismayed!’

1:22. “And you came near to me, every one of you, and said, ‘We will send men before us and they will search out the land and bring us word again by what way we must go up and into what cities we will come.’ 23. And the saying pleased me and I took twelve of your men, one from a tribe. 24. And they turned and went up into the mountain and came to the valley of Eshkol and spied it out. 25. And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us and brought us word again and said, ‘It is good land which the LORD* our God gives to us.’ 26. Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD* your God 27. and you murmured in your tents and said, “Because the LORD* hated us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us. 28. Where will we go? Our brothers have discouraged our heart saying, ‘The people is greater and taller than we, the cities are great and walled up to heaven, and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.’ 29. Then I said to you, ‘Do not dread or be afraid of them. 30. The LORD* your God Who goes before you, He will fight for you (Exod. 14:14, Deut. 3:22), according to all that He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31. and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the LORD* your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came into this place.’ 32. Yet in this thing you did not believe the LORD* your God, 33. Who went on the way before you, to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, in fire by night to show you by what way you should go, and in a cloud by day.

1:34. “And the LORD* heard the sound of your words and was angry and swore saying, 35. ‘Surely there will not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I swore to give your fathers, 36. except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, he will see it and I shall give the land that he has walked on to him and to his children because he has wholly followed the LORD*.’ 37. Also the LORD* was angry with me for your sake saying, “You also will not go in there. 38. Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he will go there. Encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit it. 39. Moreover your little ones that you said would be a prey and your children, who in that day had no knowledge between good and bad, they will go in there and I shall give it to them, and they will possess it. 40. But as for you, turn and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Reed Sea.’

1:41. “Then you answered and said to me, ‘We have sinned against the LORD*, we will go up and fight according to all that the LORD* our God commanded us.’ And when each man had girded on his weapons of war, you endeavored to go up the hill.

1:42. “And the LORD* said to me, ‘Say to them, Do not go up or fight, for I am not among you, lest you be struck before your enemies.’ 43. So I spoke to you and you would not listen, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD* and went presumptuously up the hill. 44. And the Amorites who lived on that mountain came out against you and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even to Harmah. 45. And you returned and wept before the LORD*, but the LORD* would not hearken to your voice, or give ear to you. 46. So you stayed in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you lived there.”

2.1. “Then we turned and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Reed Sea as the LORD* had spoken to me, and we stayed around Mount Seir many days.

2:2. “And the LORD* spoke to me saying, 3. ‘You have stayed around this mountain long enough! Turn northward! 4. And command the people saying, You are to cross the border of your brothers the children of Esau who live in Seir, and they will be afraid of you. Therefore be careful for yourselves. 5. Do not challenge or provoke them! I shall not give you any of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession. 6. You will buy meat from them for money, so you can eat, and you will also buy water from them for money, so you can drink. 7. For the LORD* your God has blessed you in all the works of your hand, He knows your walking through this great wilderness, you have lacked nothing these forty years. The LORD* your God has been with you.’ 8. And we passed by from our brothers the children of Esau, who lived in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elat and from Ezion Gever.

“And we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.  9. And the LORD* said to me, ‘Do not disturb the Moabites! Do not stir up a war with them! For I shall not give you any of their land for a possession because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession.’ 10. The Emim lived there in times past, a people great and many and tall like the Anakim. 11. They also were called Rephaim like the Anakim, but the Moabites called them Emim. 12. The Horites also lived in Seir earlier, but the children of Esau succeeded them when they destroyed them from before them, and lived in their place, as Israel did to the land of his possession, which the LORD* gave to them. 13. Now rise up I said, and cross the brook Zered.’

“And we went over the brook Zered. 14. And the days in which we came from Kadesh Barnea, until we had come over the brook Zered, were thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war had been consumed from among the army, as the LORD* swore to them. 15. For indeed the hand of the LORD* was against them, to destroy them from among the army, until they had been consumed.

2:16. “So it happened, when all the men of war had been consumed from among the people and were dead, 17. that the LORD* spoke to me saying, 18. ‘You are this day to cross the border of Moab with Ar. 19. And when you come near against the children of Ammon, do not distress them! Do not stir war with them! For I shall not give you any of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession.’ 20. (That also was called a land of Rephaim. Rephaim lived there earlier and the Ammonites called them Zamzummim, 21. a people great and numerous, and tall, like the Anakim, but the LORD* destroyed them before them. They succeeded them and lived in their stead, 22. as He did for the children of Esau, who lived in Seir, when He destroyed the Horim from before them and they succeeded them and stayed in their stead even to this day. 23. And the Avim who lived in Hazerim, to Gaza the Kaftorim, who came out of Kaftor, destroyed them and stayed in their stead.)”

Heshbon Conquered

2:24. “Get up! Take your journey and cross the river Arnon. Behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon and his land. Begin to possess and contend with him in battle. 25. This day I shall begin to put the dread of you and the awe of you upon the peoples that are under the whole heaven, who will hear reports about you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.”

2:26. “And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemot to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace saying, 27.‘Let me pass through your land. I shall go along by the highway; I shall turn neither to the right hand nor to the left. 28.You will sell me meat for money, so I can eat and give me water for money, so I can drink, only I shall pass through on my feet. 29. As the children of Esau that dwell in Seir and the Moabites that live in Ar did with me until I shall cross over the Jordan into the land which the LORD* our God gives us.’ 30. But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him, for the LORD* your God strengthened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, so He could deliver him into your hand as on this day.

2:31. “And the LORD* said to me, ‘Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before you. Begin to possess, so you can inherit his land.’

2:32. “Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. 33. And the LORD* our God delivered him before us and we struck him and his sons and all his people. (Num. 21:21-31) 34. And we took all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed the men, the women, and the little ones of every city, we left no one to remain. 35. We took only the cattle for a prey to ourselves and the spoil of the cities which we took. 36. From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon and from the city that is by the river, even to Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us. The LORD* our God delivered all to us. 37. It was only to the land of the children of Ammon that you did not come, or to any place of the river Jabbok or to the cities in the mountains or to whatever the LORD* our God forbade us.”

Bashan Conquered

3.1. “Then we turned and went up the road to Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people to battle at Edrei. 2. And the LORD* said to me, ‘Do not be in awe of him! I shall deliver him and all his people and his land into your hand, and you will do to him as you did to Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon.’ (Num. 21:33-35) 3. So the LORD* our God also delivered Og into our hands, the king of Bashan and all his people, and we struck him until no one was left remaining. 4. And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we did not take from them, sixty cities, the whole region of Argov, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 5. All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars besides a great many unwalled towns. 6. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city. 7. But we took all the cattle and the spoil of the cities for a prey for ourselves. 8. And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this, east, side of the Jordan, from the river of Arnon to Mount Hermon, 9. which Hermon the Sidonites call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir, 10. all the cities of the plain and all Gilead and all Bashan, to Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 11. For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim, behold, his bedstead is a bedstead of iron, it is in Rabbat of the children of Ammon. Its length is nine cubits and its width is four cubits, after the cubit of a man.

3:12. “And this land, which we possessed at that time from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half of Mount Gilead and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites. 13. And the rest of Gilead and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half tribe of Manasseh all the region of Argov, with all Bashan, which was called the land of Rephaim. 14.Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob to the border of Geshuri and Maachathi, and called them the Bashan after his own name, Havot Jair, to this day. 15. And I gave Gilead to Machir. 16. And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the river Arnon, half the valley, and the border even to the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon, 17. the plain also and the Jordan and its border from Kinneret even to the sea of the plain, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

3:18. “And I commanded you at that time saying, The LORD* your God has given you this land to possess it. You will cross armed before your brothers the children of Israel, all that are enlisted for the war. 19. But your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, (I know that you have many cattle) will stay in your cities which I have given you 20. until the LORD* has given rest to your brothers, as well as to you and they also possess the land which the LORD* your God has given them beyond the Jordan, and then you will return, each man to his possession which I have given you. 21. And I commanded Joshua at that time saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the LORD* your God has done to these two kings: so will the LORD* do to all the kingdoms where you possess. 22. You will not be in awe of them, for the LORD* your God, He will fight for you.’ (Exod. 14:14, Deut. 1:30) (Click to Source)

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