Since Aug 2, 1998
We have been under judgement ever since the 1962 School Prayer ruling. The first official Muslim Brotherhood front organization founded in the U.S. was the Muslim Students Association (MSA), established on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois in 1964. The Muslim Brotherhood is a type of the Assyrian that YHWH used to bring judgement on the 10 tribes that made up Israel. Al Qaeda is an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Their 9/11 attack was a perfect fulfillment of Isaiah 9:8-13.
Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade things have really gotten worse. Since then we have never won a war, before then we never lost one. With Obama we finally got Isaiah 3:4-5 "I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. The people will be oppressed, everyone by another and every one by his neighbor; The child will be insolent toward the elder and the base to the honorable."
All this moral decay was codified by Judges, just as the moral decay in Sodom and Gomorrah was, according to the Jewish sages, was codified by Judges. That puts us as "in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-37). The "great sign in the heavens" from Revelation 12:1-2 actually occurs on September 23-24, 2017. See the image at: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/_1y_hLqVXf4/maxresdefault.jpg
So Ted Cruz is "in this race to show this country the face of the God that we serve", as his wife has stated, which is part of the Dominion Heresy (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Theology), that believes that Conservative Christians need to take control of the secular government and rule over the non-Christians, for the good of all, of course.
Now if you believe that anything that we, as humans, can do will change the judgement to come, then you are not paying attention. But you are paying attention, so now you know why it is not a good idea to support Ted Cruz.
As for Donald Trump, I view him as a type of Samson, whom YHWH raised up to bring down the Temple of Dagon on the Philistines. Read Judges 13-16 and then look at the characteristics Donald Trump shares with Samson: Doesn't drink, ever; has really wild hair; is really harsh if you treat him badly or unfairly; ran around with a lot of foreign women.
Now look at Donald Trump's slogan: "Make America Great Again". Alexis de Tocqueville said: "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Donald Trump knows that in a country overrun with Philistines one can not campaign on "Make America Good Again". However, if you look at what he says he will do, how offended he is by people lying about him, how offended he is with dirty tricks, how he hates the corruption in American government, etc. you know that he is trying to do is make America good again. So Donald Trump is bringing people out of the shadows, so to speak, and giving them hope that things can be better. This puts them out in the world where the Holy Spirit can bring believers into contact with those who are to be saved. So that is the spiritual aspect of the Trump campaign.
On the Bible Prophecy side, how is YHWH going to convince the Iranians that 2017 would be about the last time they, with their allies, can wipe out the United States and attack Israel to wipe it off the map?
How about we elect Donald Trump and he starts to make the American Military so strong that no one will want to mess with us? How about if he starts to root out the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the Government? In fact, the threat of having Donald Trump in the Whitehouse may well trigger the attack that is described in Ezekiel 38:10-13, which YHWH does not stop, so that the attack in Ezekiel 38:14-23, which YHWH will stop can take place. Then the End will come.
When the world gets to these critical points, there isn't anything one can do to change the course set by YHWH for the world. It is much easier if you focus on that narrow way YHWH has for you to do as your part in His magnificent Word.
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Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream is becoming more clear every day. The Iron part of the fourth kingdom (Roman Empire) split into two legs (Catholic and Orthodox). Then the desert clay (Islam) mixed in and is now invading the feet and toes. The stone cut from the mountain without hands it coming. Look up, your redemption draws neigh!
Daniel 2:40 "And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others.
41 "Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.
42 "And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
43 "As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.
44 "And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
45 "Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold--the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure."
Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (pp. 860-861). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
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Revelation Chapter 12:
1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (p. 1193). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
Previous Bible commentators have taken this as a symbolic vision about Israel (Mary) giving birth to Jesus, and marking the start of the 3 1/2 year Great Tribulation.
However, since "knowledge had increased", we can use star charting programs such as Stellarium to see that this could be a literal "great sign" in heaven.
The constellation "Virgo", the Virgin, has always been identified with Mary the Mother of Jesus. The nine stars of Leo, the Lion (of Judah), form a "garland" above her head.
Jupiter has always been identified as the "King" star. It is striped (by His stripes we are healed) and has a large, red spot (they pierced His side).
Here is the sequence of events regarding the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Virgo, Leo, Mercury, Mars and Venus
Mon, 21 November 2016 = 20th of Cheshvan, 5777 Jupiter enters Virgo (the Virgin's Womb) crossing line from Spica to Porrima
Sat, 28 January 2017 = 1st of Sh'vat, 5777 Jupiter retrograde motion begins inside Virgo.
Sat, 10 June 2017 = 16th of Sivan, 5777 Jupiter prograde motion resumes inside Virgo
Thu, 17 August 2017 = 25th of Av, 5777 Total Solar eclipse across America (Charleston to Portland)
Sun, 10 September 2017 = 19th of Elul, 5777 Jupiter crosses Heze -- Spica line. Virgin gives birth? Conjunction Regulus and Mercury
Wed, 20 September 2017 = 29th of Elul, 5777 New Moon, Venus -- Regulus conjunction
Sun, 24 September 2017 = 4th of Tishrei, 5778 Sun at Virgo's shoulders (clothed), the Moon is at her feet, Mercury, Mars, Venus are added to Leo's nine stars as Virgo's 12-star 'garland'
The great sign in the heaven is complete. This formation has not happened in the past 6000 years and won't happen again for at least another 2000 years.
25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
26 "men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 "Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (p. 1023). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
See the image at: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/_1y_hLqVXf4/maxresdefault.jpg
Graphic says 23 September 2017, as it depends on where you say Virgo's feet are. Besides, no one knows the day or the hour.
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Actually, I think Trump will win, but the prospect of a Trump Presidency will cause the Russians and the Iranians to preemptively attack the US as part of their attack on Israel.
In Ezekiel 38, two distinct attacks are described. Biblical scholars have always taken them both to be about Israel, but only the second description specifically mentions Israel. The first is more general, and is hard to fit with the walled cities of current Israel. But it fits the United States pretty well.
10 "Thus says the Lord GOD: "On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan:
11 "You will say, 'I will go up against a land of unwalled villages;
I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates'--
12 "to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited,
and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.
13 "Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you,
'Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty,
to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?' "
Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (pp. 845-846). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
That pretty much describes a pre-Trump America. Particularly the part, "against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land."
Then YHWH, through Ezekiel, continues:
14 "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord GOD:
"On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it?
15 "Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you,
all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army.
16 "You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land.
It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me,
when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes."
17 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel,
who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?
18 "And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord GOD,
"that My fury will show in My face.
19 "For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken:
'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 'so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field,
all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth
shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall,
and every wall shall fall to the ground.'
21 "I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains," says the Lord GOD.
"Every man's sword will be against his brother.
22 "And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed;
I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain,
great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 "Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations.
Then they shall know that I am the LORD." '
Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (p. 846). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
So, that is why I say to everyone: "Repent! The Kingdom of God is at hand!"
8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart"
(that is, the word of faith which we preach):
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
13 For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."
Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (pp. 1100-1101). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
1 Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God!
2 For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.
Nelson, Thomas (2009-02-18). Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) (p. 576). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
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There is a prophecy for modern times in the Book of Esther that predicts the end of the 20th Century Holocaust. I decided not to extract it, because Haim Shore puts the case so perfectly. The Hebrew letters didn't come over, but you can get the whole book on Amazon.
16.2 The Case of Hamans Sons This section has been the most difficult, and at times distressful, to write. There are two interrelated reasons for this. First, this section is related to the Holocaust. Second, my families, both on my late fathers side (my fathers name was Daniel, deceased 1967) and on my late mothers side (my mothers name was Havah, deceased 2005), both families perished in the Holocaust. Therefore, writing about the Holocaust, and suggesting that somehow a most bizarre coincidence in the Bible insinuates a forthcoming Holocaust, looks like an outrageous perhaps even offensive assertion.
After much hesitation and deliberation, I have decided to proceed with detailing this coincidence. This was done for two reasons.
First, the coincidence to be expounded in this section is not new, and it is well-known, at least in Israel. It had previously been recounted in various publications (for example, Katz 1991, 1996), and is routinely taught in seminars for nonreligious Jewish Israelis, delivered by religious not-for-profit organizations, like Arachim. 13 In discussing this coincidence, therefore, I am not introducing controversy or an as-yet-unknown coincidence.
Second, the reader was assured in the introductory chapter that we would expose Bible-related and biblical-Hebrew-related coincidences of any sort known to us, leaving the reader to decide the nature of the coincidence, whether random or otherwise (as alluded therein, the results of the statistical analyses are exempt from this characterization). Faithful to this principle of censorship-free exposure to all known curious coincidences in the Bible, the coincidence regarding Hamans sons is expounded in this section, notwithstanding the personal difficulty that I experience in detailing that coincidence.
Esther, Mordechai, and Haman are the three central figures and heroes of the book of Esther. However, there is one more hero hidden, unspecified, not mentioned even once. But the whole book is focused about how He conducts his world, in hidden ways, as is revealed only in the name of the book. As related elsewhere in this book (chapter 20), according to Jewish tradition, the name Esther is related to the verse in Deuteronomy, where God conveys to the people of Israel that in the face of their moral transgressions, he would hide his face from them furthermore, he would even hide the hiding. This is succinctly summarized in Hebrew in three words: Haster astir panai 14 (Deutronomy 31: 18), commonly inaccurately translated as And I will surely hide my face ( on that day for all the evils which they have perpetrated). The root of the haster astir is S.T.R, which means to conceal. This is also the root of the name Esther, and the whole book is an allegory to the Divines ways of conduct that look random to us. How the Bible refers to the concept of randomness has been alluded to at some length in section 3.3. The reader may wish to review this section, where verses in the Bible that relate to randomness are addressed.
The coincidence of Haman and his sons is now expounded (refer to subsection 20.2.1, where the details of the story, though not the coincidence, is introduced in more detail). Haman is first mentioned in the book of Esther thus: After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the princes that were with him. And all the kings servants that were in the kings gate bowed, and reverenced Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordechai bowed not, nor did him reverence (Esther 3: 1 2). So we know that Haman was of an Amalekite origin (Agag was king of Amalek 1 Samuel 15: 8), and that he is in a supreme position in the kings court. Then the book of Esther relates how Haman had initiated a plot to murder all Jews in the kings kingdoms: Letters were sent by couriers to all the kings provinces, to destroy, to slay, and to annihilate all Jews, young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar . And the king and Haman sat down to drink (Esther 3: 13, 15). How very familiar
The extermination plot, however, failed, by coincidence (or was it?). In a bizarre twist of events, the king changes his taste (perhaps following the drink he had with Haman), and both Haman and his sons are hung by the king. As the latter chain of events is recounted in Esther, So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Modechai. Then the kings wrath was pacified (Esther 7: 10). And later, Hamans sons were also killed: The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedata, the enemy of the Jews, they slew; but they did not lay their hands on the plunder (Esther 9: 10). The king then reassures Esther, the queen: And the king said to Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the capital, and also the ten sons of Haman now what is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee (Esther 9: 12).
Esthers answer starts the bizarre coincidence. What does she ask the king to do? The answer is given in the next verse: Then Esther said, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews who are in Shushan to do tomorrow also according to this days decree, and let Hamans ten sons be hanged upon the gallows. And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Hamans ten sons (Esther 9: 13-14).
The biblical narrator was very explicit to notify us that Esther knows that Hamans sons were already dead. So what is the sense in asking the king, in reply, to hang them on a tree?
Rashi (1040-1105), the most prominent Jewish interpreter of the Bible, is aware of the difficulty, and he is very succinct in explaining the hanging of Hamans sons: those that were killed. Other interpreters are mute about it, though the Malbim (1809-79) explains that the objective of hanging the dead was to intimidate the enemies of the Jews who had thought that the Jews Annihilation Decree was still valid.
We may consider another perspective, also based upon well-established Jewish tradition. We have alluded elsewhere (chapter 20) to the fact that in the book of Esther, the name of the Divine is not mentioned. It is therefore traditionally assumed that when the kings name is explicitly mentioned namely the king which reigned from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces (Esther 1: 1), this implies that Ahasuerus is intended. Elsewhere, when only the word king appears, reference is to the King of Kings (for example, consider Esther Rabbah 3: 10). Thus, the kings decree to hang Hamans sons (giving an impression of a second execution) is in fact a decree from the Divine. Furthermore, Jewish scholars lay a rule regarding the appearance in biblical text of the word tomorrow (a rule not relating explicitly to Esther): There is tomorrow now and there is tomorrow after some time (Midrash Tanchuma, Parashat BA, 13). Thus, when Esther requests of the Divine to hang Hamans sons tomorrow (Esther 9: 13), this can be in the future and not necessarily the next day.
Hanging of Hamans sons may be interpreted, in the framework of the coincidence that we expound here, as a decree from God (Esther 9: 14, where only king is referenced), and it may be sometime in the future, consistent with how tomorrow is sometimes used in the Bible.
Who might these ten men, to be hanged on the tree some time in the future, be and why is this important?
We have earlier referred to the position of the Talmud that special letters in the Bible were given to Moses from Sinai. Such special letters appear in relative abundance next to the listing of the names of Hamans sons (Esther 9: 7 9).
There are four such letters.
The letter vav, enlarged, appears in the name of Vajezatha (Vayzata15 in the Hebrew text). The letter tav appears small in the name Parshandatha. 16 The letter shin appears small in the name Parmashta. 17 Finally, the letter zayin appears small in the name Vajezatha (Vayzata15 in Hebrew). Four letters: one large (vav, which has a value of 6) and the other three small letters (tav, shin, and zayin, in that particular order).
Rewritten together, we have (read from right to left): [picture here]
This looks amazingly similar to how a Hebrew calendar date is read. (Refer for an explanation of the Hebrew calendar to subsection 2.1.2.) For example, the Jewish year starting October 4, 2005, is which in Hebrew-calendar count is 5766 (the 766th year of the sixth thousand).
Similarly, the above first letter may be perceived as implying the sixth thousand, and the other three letters give the year 707 (of the sixth thousand) in other words, a Hebrew calendar year of 5707.
Employing the Hebrew Date Converter (http:// www.hebcal.com/ converter), one finds this year to correspond to the year 1946.
On October 16, 1946, newspapers world over notified their readers that ten Nazi criminals were hanged after being indicted in the famous Nuremberg trials.
Were only ten charged?
Not at all. In the Nuremberg trials, twenty-three Nazi war criminals were charged. Whose verdict was it to go to the gallows? The New York Times headline, in a late city edition from that day, tells it all:
Goering Ends Life By Poison, 10 Others Hanged In Nuremberg Prison For Nazi War Crimes; Doomed Men On Gallows Pray For Germany.
Out of twenty-three charged, eleven had a verdict to be executed on the gallows. However, two hours prior to execution time, Nazi criminal Goering succeeded in committing suicide. This brought down the number of men hanged to exactly ten, in the year 1946, Hebrew date [picture here]
Haim Shore (2012-12-11). Coincidences in the Bible and in Biblical Hebrew (Kindle Locations 6313-6273). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.