Happy Valentine’s Day! As I was thinking about sharing on my FaceBook and YouTube High 5 today, Song of Solomon 5:10-16 came to my mind. This is the maiden sharing with the daughters of Jerusalem (immature believers) about her beloved. I want to break down those verses for you because they are so full of Jewish idioms and poetic phrases. As you meditate on these traits, representing our Bridegroom Jesus Christ, I pray that your love and appreciation for Him will be magnified this Valentine’s Day of 2020.

Vs 10, (The Shulamite) My beloved is white and ruddy, chief among ten thousand.

  • White in Hebrew is tsach, dazzling, glowing, bright (represents purity, separated from any sin)
  • Ruddy in Hebrew is adom, red, ruddy, full of life and power (from adam, Lexicon reads ‘whiteness and ruddiness belongs to the description of youthful beauty’)
  • Chief in Hebrew is dagal, banner, standard; to look, behold (Jesus is not only our banner, but our banner carrier)
  • Ten Thousandrebabah, often used for a very large number, millions, multiple

Vs 11, His head is like the finest gold; his locks are wavy, and black as a raven.

  • Head speaks of his leadership
    • Like finest gold – life of God, superior to all others
    • Locks – hair, dedication to God (Nazarite) and committed to the Church
    • Wavy in Hebrew is taltal, bushy, flowing (used this 1 time in the Bible)
    • Black as a raven – describing the color
      • Grey would be diminished of power, strength
      • Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever – eternal power!

Vs 12, His eyes are like doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

  • Eyes speak of discernment, understanding, wisdom, knowledge
    • Here they also express emotions – tears of tenderness
    • Doves – singleness of vision

Vs 13, His cheeks are like a bed of spices, banks of scented herbs. His lips are lilies, dripping liquid myrrh.

  • Cheeks speak of emotions, passions, pleasures
    • Spices describe the diversity of His affections for us
  • Lips – speech, words
    • Lilies – pure
    • Dripping with myrrh – selfless
  • Watchman Nee comments, The droppings of myrrh do not mean just grace; they are related to His death. This denotes the grace that issues forth from His death. His lips drop myrrh; every word of grace that comes out of His mouth is based on His death. Whether it is, “Your sins are forgiven…Go in peace” (7:48-50), “He who believes has eternal life” (John 6:47), or “Rise and take up your mat and walk” (Mark 2:9), all these words are based on His death

Vs 14, His hands are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is carved ivory inlaid with sapphires.

  • Hands speak of activity
    • Rods of gold – divine character (following the perfect will of God)
    • KJV says gold ‘rings’galiyl, turning, folding rod, circuit (will not slip off)
    • Beryltarshiysh, amber colored stone
      • Bullinger comments, Adorned with the gems of Tarshish (alluding to the nails, of which great care was taken
      • Watchman Nee- Therefore, the rings are gold. “Beryl” is mentioned a few times in the Old Testament, including Ezekiel 1:16 and Daniel 10:6. In both places, the meaning is stability…. Hence, both the gold rings and the beryl speak of the stability of the Lord’s work
  • Body/Bowels – compassion (moved with compassion)
    • KJV – “his belly [is as] bright ivory overlaid [with] sapphires”
    • Carved Ivory – rare and expensive; an animal must die to get the ivory
    • Sapphires – “the body of heaven in his clearness” (Exo 24:10)
      • His feelings come directly from heaven

Vs 15,  His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of fine gold. His countenance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

  • Legs – His walk, forward motion; administration of His purposes; upright posture
    • Pillars – strength, support
    • Marble – strong and permanent
    • Gold – divinity
      • She mentions gold 3 times: thoughts of His mind, works of His hands, stability of His feet – all controlled by God
  • Countenancemar’eh, what is seen; sight, importation of glory
    • Lebanon – stately and honorable
    • Cedars – very tall tree; high and lifted up

Vs 16, His mouth is most sweet, Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved,
and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!

  • Mouthchek, taste, gums, palate (2:3; 7:9)
    • A taste tester would taste everything before giving it to the king; here our King has tasted everything before giving it to us.
  • After 10 descriptions of her Beloved, she sums it into “altogether lovely”

 

Leviticus 19:23, ‘When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as uncircumcised. Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be eaten. (24)  ‘But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a praise to the LORD. (25)  ‘And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield to you its increase: I am the LORD your God.’

Trees are mentioned several times in the Bible, for many different things. In the Garden, there was a Tree of Knowledge  that they were never to eat from. The Tree of Life they were to eat from and live forever. The Olive Tree was used to tell Noah that it was time for Noah to prepare to leave the Ark.

Psalm 1:3,  speaks of a blessed man, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”

Trees can represent nations. Jesus said in Luke 21:29, “Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees”. The Fig Tree represents Israel and all the trees are the Last Days nations of prophecies.

  • Vine represents Israel’s Spiritual Privileges
  • Fig Tree represents Israel’s National Privileges
  • Olive Tree represents Israel’s Religious Privileges

2018 and 2019 saw SUPER BLOOD MOONS on Tu B’Shevat, both years! The astronomers call the ‘triple’ super moons a “Grand Coincidence”, but they were not ever looking at the spiritual significance. This was like a ‘giant stop sign in the heavens’, a sign to the Church to understand the times we are living in right now.

The Triple Super Moons of Dec 3, 2017, Jan 1, 2019 and Jan 31, 2019 were all extremely prophetic.  https://mbostrom2.com/2018/01/21/supermoon-triad-1-of-3/, https://mbostrom2.com/2018/01/31/super-blue-blood-moon/ . The last of the 3 was a Super Blue Blood Moon on Tu B’Shavet, the New Year of the Trees.

The Triple Super Moon of 2019 was the first of 3 super moons in a row and was called a SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON. And it was on the New Year of the Trees! https://mbostrom2.com/2019/01/18/super-wolf-blood-moon-of-2019-pt-1/, https://mbostrom2.com/2019/01/19/super-wolf-blood-moon-of-2019-pt-2/

So what prophetic nations of the Last Days are we supposed to be watching? The next war on God’s Day Timer is found in Ezekiel 38, known as the Gog and Magog War.  Russia, Turkey, Iran are the main nations and are currently in the news every day!

Luke 21:29 (VOICE) (continuing with a parable) “Look over there at that fig tree—and all the trees surrounding it. (30) When the leaves break out of their buds, nobody has to tell you that summer is approaching; it’s obvious to you.”

Summer is the hottest part of the year, and symbolically represents extreme presence of danger, times of war.

 

 

When I first started studying the Signs in the Heavens, I knew I was to wait and watch for 2017. I did not have a booming voice of God tell me, but deep down inside I had that knowing, that something major would be happening in 2017. Jesus said much about “Watch and Pray” but He never told us to speculate. So when 2017 came, I had my eyes and ears open to hear what the Spirit was saying to the Church.

When we had the Four Blood Moon Tetrad in 2014-2015 I had pastors and ministers contact me asking if Jesus was coming in 2015. I said “No”.  When they asked why I was so sure, I told them that I knew I would be here in 2017 so Jesus would not come before that. I was so sure that if I had been given a doctor’s report that I would die, I knew it could not be before 2017.

It is widely claimed that in 1899 the head of the U.S. Patent Office sent his resignation to President McKinley urging the closing of the office because “everything that could be invented has been invented.” President Ronald Reagan used that in one of his speeches. But they neglected what happens when God steps into our calendar and speeds up time   as prophesied by Daniel 12:4, ‘knowledge will increase’.  This has to do what with what was happening with Israel, God’s Time-Clock.

Here is a list of things that makes 2017 known as a Mile-Marker on God’s Prophetic Signposts:

  • 70 Years from 11/29/1947 when UN voted for Partition Plan to give Israel back land
    • 11/30/2017 151 UN nations voted to disavow Israel ties to Jerusalem (the very next day after 70th anniversary!!!)
    • 12//20/2017 176 UN nations calls for statehood of Palestine
  • 70th Anniversary of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    • 12/3/2017 was a Super Moon and in Cave 12 in Qumran by the Dead Sea, the scrolls of Psalm 81-85 were found in perfect condition.
  • 50th Anniversary or year of Jubilee for Jerusalem – 1st time since 70 AD that it has been in the hands of God’s Chosen People
    • 120 Jubilees is 6000 years (120 x 50=6000)
      • Adam’s work-week was 6 days (2 Peter 3:8)
      • 120th since Adam (God told Noah man would have 120 years (Gen 6:3 – what if that meant Jubilee years?)
    • 70th Jubilee since Canaan
    • 40th Jubilee since Exodus
  • 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
    • The Balfour Declaration was a letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lionel Walter Rothschild, in which he expressed the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This opened the door for the Jews to begin to return to their Covenant Promised Land.
  • 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
    • 10/31/1517, when Martin Luther nailed the 99 thesis to the door in Wittenberg, Germany
  • 100th Anniversary of Catholic Fatima Declaration
    • If you have not seen the 2 hour special on the History Channel called The Last Pope, you need to find it! WOW! I had never looked into the Fatima thing, but at the last sighting there were reporters and photos taken of over 1,000 people attending. Very interesting.
  • 12/5/2017 – President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and promises to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    • Hakeem  & Naim Collins on It’s Supernatural 12/3/17: “God gave me a vision in prayer concerning America and its relationship with Israel. And one of the things that God showed me that there was going to be, the embassy was going to definitely move back to Jerusalem, and I saw that transfer taking place. Once that begins to take place, we’re going to begin to see one of the greatest revivals and one of the greatest awakenings, not only for America, for the world. I believe that there is a tipping point and God is raising up millennials. He’s raising up young people. He’s raising up the young generation.” (this was recorded weeks or months before President Trump made the announcement)
    • This episode of It’s Supernatural aired with the 1st of 3 prophetic Super Moons – more about the Super Moons later)
  • Revelation 12 Sign 9/23/17 – this specific prophesied sign has never happened before in Bible history.
    • Jupiter had just come out of the womb of Virgo where it had been for 9 months.
      • Jupiter in Hebrew is Tzedek which means Righteousness, King David Planet, represents Israel
  • End of the 10 Jubilees prophesied by Rabbi Ben Samuel in 1217 (he died in 1217)
    • Ottoman Turks would take control of Jerusalem for 8 Jubilees (happened from 1517-1917)
    • Jerusalem would bee a no-man’s land for 1 Jubilee (happened 1917-1967)
    • Jerusalem would be in the hands of the Jews for 1 Jubilee (1967-2017)
    • After that the times of the Messiah would begin.
  • 2017 was year 5777 on the Jewish calendar
    • The biblical numeric meaning of 5777 is Grace (5) and (7) means completion

Now I hope you can see why I am excited. But the most exciting part for me is we are looking for the largest Harvest of Souls ever in history!!!

 

 

 

I have not written in my blog for quite awhile, but I feel the need now to encourage more that my local study group to “Watch and Pray” because we are in very prophetic times. But what to ‘watch and pray’ for? That is where most people are unsure. One reason is that most pastors will not teach on End Times. A recent survey showed that 90% of Protestant Preachers have NO expectation that Jesus will return again. For this reason, I am expanding what I have been sharing with my study group on current events and what to watch for- but first I must lay down a spiritual foundation.

GPS stands for “Global Positioning System and works off satellites. CBN News reported April 25, 2019 that the “Earth’s Magnetic North Pole is shifting, prompting fears of a coming global chaos – great concern about weakening of the Earth’s magnetic field, North and South poles could actually flip!” Japan’s 9.0 Pacific earthquake resulting in a tsunami that killed 29,000 shifted Japan and GPS satellites had to be recalculated. At any time an asteroid could wipe out a GPS satellite. 

When you load your destination into the GPS, it will give you directions. But each direction marker does not mean that you have arrived at your destination. It is the same way with “God’s Prophetic Signposts”. God never changes, so He will continue to use what was set in place from Creation as recorded throughout the Bible.

The first ‘Signpost’ that God gave us is found in Genesis 1:14, “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.”

  • Signsowth, distinguishing mark, omen, warning, remembrance – You could say God is the original ‘billboard advertiser’
  • Seasonmoedim, fixed appointed time on God’s calendar (Feasts – Lev 23)
  • Daysyom, referring to marking of specific holy days, days of the week, days of the month
  • Yearsshaneh, marking Jubilees, a revolution of time

Another GPS that we need to watch is God’s calendar because God does not work by the Gregorian calendar that has changed several times and is marked by names of Roman gods. There will be specific markings that fall on the Gregorian calendar that mark time for the nations, but when it is to fall on God’s prophetic timeline, He will use His calendar.

For instance – Jesus died on the cross on the exact same day and hour of the Passover lambs (Lev 23:4-8), He was in the grave and hell during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev 23:8), and when the priests were lifting up the first fruits of barley, Jesus was the first risen from the grave (Lev 23:9-14). Then Jesus was teaching for 40 days to his disciples and was seen by 500 (I Cor 15:6) before He rose into His heavenly seated position. Fifty days after Feast of First Fruits, Acts 2 records on the day and hour of Pentecost (Lev 23:15-23), Holy Spirit came upon the 120 in the upper room and the Church began. There are 3 remaining Feasts that have not been fulfilled and will be fulfilled in the LAST DAYS. I believe  that we are the ‘Last Days Generation’.

  • 2024 is year 6000 since Creation according to Johannes Kepler, who was the founder of modern astronomy. He pinpointed 3977 BC as the year of Creation. Since there is no year “0”, 2024 would be exactly year 6000 since Creation if his biblical calculation are correct.
  • Adam’s 6-day workweek is ending
  • 2 Peter 3:8, a day as a thousand years

I don’t want my posts so long and drawn out, so I will quit here. But watch the posts that  start with GPS – because they will contain help in teaching you how to watch and pray in these exciting, prophetic days we are now experiencing.

Look up, your redemption draws nigh!

 

 

Tonight right after sundown you need to look west, south west and see this conjunction Jupiter and Venus.

Jupiter is the King Planet, God called it Tzedek, which means “Righteousness”. It has been called the “King David Planet” and represents the nation of Israel.

God called the wandering star Venus “Nogah, which means ‘brightness’. It has been called “the bright and morning star”.

According to Biblical views, Jupiter represented the Messiah and Venus represented the Bride of Christ.

Astronomers noted that in August 12, 3 BC, Jupiter and Venus were in conjunction. (The Star of Bethlehem).

Tonight we will see the alignment of what the Magi saw, the sign of the King of the Jews. The only difference is this will not retrograde, and this is not in the sign of Leo the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and Virgo.

We will find out tonight exactly where this will be located, but it has been in the constellation of Sagittarius, “The Archer”. Hebrew “Kesith, the archer”. This shows the dual nature of Jesus as Son of Man snd Son of God. Archer has speed in the arrow and this sign is that “HE WILL COME QUICKLY”

Psalm 64:7, “But without hesitation the True God will shoot at them; His arrow will surely wound them.” (VOICE)

The SkyView app photo below was taken at 2:30pm, but you will be able to see it with your naked eye right after sundown tonight. Notice Venus is at the bottom of Jupiter, they look like one planet. It should be a good show tonight.

 

Nov 24 2019 Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus

Today is the first day of the 7-day Feast of Tabernacles, the last of the Feasts of the LORD (not Feast of Israel and not Feast of the Jews). God said in Leviticus 23, “These are MY Feasts!” Feast in Hebrew is moedim, “fixed appointed times on God’s calendar‘.

Today (last night) moon. The 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles is always a full moon. Some years there is a Blood Moon on this day, as in 2014 & 2015 Blood Moon Tetrads. https://mbostrom2.com/tag/tetrad/ Passover and Day 1 of the Feast of Tabernacles are the only Feasts of the Lord that can have a Blood Moon. Blood Moons happen on a ‘full moon’ and Solar Eclipses happen when there is no light on the moon, right before the start of a Hebraic month.

The October Moon has come to be called a “Hunter’s Moon” in North America. It comes from the Native American Indians who lived in the north east area of the United States and they name each full moon after the cycle of what happens on the land that month.

January – Wolf Moon, named for the hungry wolves who would howl at the full moon

February – Snow Moon or Hunger Moon, when the food is so scarce from the cold and snow

March – Worm Moon, when the earth worms begin to move again as the ground begins to warm

April – Pink Moon, named after the pink flower that would bloom this month, phlox, first blooming in the Spring in the Northeast.

May – Flower Moon, when the wild flowers would be in full bloom

June – Strawberry Moon, when the strawberry fields would be ready to be picked

July – Buck Moon, when the new antlers would begin to appear on young bucks

August – Sturgeon Moon, known for the large number of fish in the Northeastern Lakes where the Algonquin tribes fished.

September – Harvest Moon (also full Corn Moon), when the farmer would work around the clock to get the fields harvested before the snow would fall.

October – Hunter’s Moon, when the animals are fattened and the hunters would find game to last through the long winter months

November – Beaver Moon, when the beavers are most active building their dams and setting in for the cold

December – Cold Moon, when the cold of winter begins to set into the Northern Hemisphere

 

Song 8:11, Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon; he leased the vineyard to keepers; everyone was to bring for its fruit a thousand silver coins.”

Watchman Nee, “Before the believers are raptured, the Holy Spirit wants them to pay attention to one thing—the reward of the work. Solomon has his vineyards; they are his fields, and he leases them out to the keepers. The Lord’s work is not ours; our position is ―forever that of a steward. We are merely keeping watch over His business. When He comes, what He entrusted to us will return to Him.”

  • Baal Hamon means “the lord of all”
  • Leased property – Jesus is “Lord of All”, we are His stewards and will have to give account
    • Matthew 25, parable of the talents; Luke 19, parable of the minas were both parables Jesus gave the week of His Crucifixion
    • Matthew 21:33, “Now listen to another story. A certain landowner planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.”
  • Thousand – a complete number, speaks of full measure
    • Isaiah 7:23, “In that day the lush vineyards, now worth 1,000 pieces of silver, will become patches of briers and thorns.”

Song 8:12, (Maiden) “My own vineyard is before me. You, O Solomon, may have a thousand, and those who tend its fruit two hundred.”

  • Abram spoke to Lot as recorded in Genesis 13:9, “Is not the whole land before you?” meaning it belonged to him, under his direction.
  • Even if she is not going to serve Him out of duty (law) she still serves with the same sense of duty to her Master, but out of love
  • She will not only serve Him, but those under her will be rewarded

Co-laborers will be rewarded with fruit

    • Lord of All will be rewarded in silver

Song 8:13, (The Beloved) You who dwell in the gardens, the companions listen for your voice—Let me hear it!”

  • NLT- “[Young Man] O my darling, lingering in the gardens, your companions are fortunate to hear your voice. Let me hear it, too!”
  • Companions – fellow workers. They see realness in her faith walk and listen to what she says, knowing it is coming straight from the Lord (only doing what He says)

LET ME HEAR YOUR VOICE!!! 5780 began the “Decade of the Pey”, the number 80 in Hebrew is the Letter Pey and it symbolizes the ‘mouth’. The Bridegroom King is crying out to the Bride of Christ to hear our voice!!!

In Worship – love

  • In Intercession – unselfish prayers
  • In Teaching – not limited to the ministry gift, all of us should teach, mentor
  • In Evangelism – soul winning, witnessing for Him

Matthew Henry, “The song concludes with an interchanging of parting requests. Christ charges his spouse that she should often let him hear from her (v. 13), and she begs of him that he would hasten his return to her (v. 14).”

Song 8:14, (The Shulamite)Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.”

  • In 2:17 she speaks of the mountains of Bethar (separation)
    • Now all that which separated the maiden and the king are gone
    • Come to her personally (make haste my beloved)
  • Mountain of Spices – the Church
  • Matthew Henry, “Though Jesus Christ be now retired, he will return. The heavens, those high mountains of sweet spices, must contain him till the times of refreshing shall come; and those times will come, when every eye shall see him, in all the pomp and power of the upper and better world, the mystery of God being finished and the mystical body completed.”
  • Make Haste
    • Rev 22:17, “And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come”
    • Rev 22:20, He which testifies these things says, ‘Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus”
      • Rev 2:5; 2:16; 3:11; 22:7
  • Come – “near us” in intimacy
  • Come – “to us“in revival
  • Come – “for us” in Rapture