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This year the 8 day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins on Christmas Eve and ends on New Years Day 2017. This is an annual holiday celebrated on the Hebrew month of Kislev on the 25th day. Because the Gregorian calendar is solar and the Hebraic calendar is lunar, their calendars rarely coincide, especially the years that are a leap year. The Gregorian calendar adds one day to the month of February, while the Hebraic calendar adds one entire month. Both calendars had a leap year this year – unusual. (I will be sharing the history of Hanukkah before December 24)

Hanukkah has only fallen on Christmas Eve five times in 100 years. Using 5 times in 100 years, most of us would think it happened every 20 years. But there was no pattern with these occurrences. The first was 1918, the 2nd three years later, the 3rd was thirty-eight years later, the 4th was forty-six years later and 5th was eleven years later.

I found a very unusual pattern of shift in national/world power in each of these years. There was much more that happened in history, but these are the things that stood out to me that changed history.

1918
  • End of WWI
  • US Elections – President Woodrow Wilson elected 2nd term, Republicans gain control of the House
  • British began rule of Promised Land (Israel) and began the name of Palestine
1921
  • Warren Harding inaugurated 29th US President
  • Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies
  • Lenin begins “New Economic Policies”, leading to 70 years of Communism
  • Communist parties begin: Belgium, South Africa (CPSA), China, Spain
  • Hitler becomes chairman of the National Socialist Party
  • The Sturmabteilung or SA (the “Brown Shirts”) is formally formed by Adolph Hitler
  • Iraqi Army is formed
  • The Emirate of Transjordan is created
  • After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty
  • US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo
  • Partito Nazionalista Fascista formed in Italy by Mussolini
1959
  • Fidel Castro comes into power in Cuba; President Eisenhower recognizes Castro’s new government (4 months later Eisenhower shuns Castro and goes golfing)
  • Alaska and Hawaii become states, making the 50 states
  • 22 year-old Saddam Hussein forced into hiding
  • Syria withdraws the last of its military garrison from Lebanon, ending 29 years of military occupation
2005
  • Mahmoud Abbas wins election of Palestinians
  • Pope John Paul II dies
  • Gaza Pullout
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attends a “World Without Zionism” conference. He calls for Israel to be “wiped off the map” and condemns the “peace process.”
  • Angela Merkel, 51, becomes Germany’s first female chancellor
2016
  • Britain exits EU after Referendum (BREXIT)
  • Donald Trump wins presidential election, 45th President
  • Republicans take over House and Senate
  • Fidel Castro dies
  • North Korea claims successful H-bomb test
  • Iran and Arabic countries cut ties – ambassadors recalled

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight as the sun goes down, the 25 hour fast of Yom Kippur begins.

Leviticus 23:27, ““Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. (32) “It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”

This is the most serious day on the Jewish Calendar. God wanted His chosen people to be holy (kadosh – set apart, sanctified), separated from sin and the heathen influences of the world.

Yom Kippur, also known as  Yom Ha kippurim (which means the day of covering or concealing), the Day of  Atonement, The Fast, The Great Fast, Day of the Covering, Face to Face (my favorite name); Day of Forgiveness, Day of Grace, or the Day of Judgment.

But this year is more serious- It is a Jubilee Year. It is said to be the 40th Jubilee year since Christ’s death,  70th  Jubilee year since Joshua brought the nation of Israel into their Promised Land and the 120th Jubilee year in history.

Leviticus 25:10, “And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.

The Ten Days of Awe are finished. The books are sealed.

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

Yesterday I was giving a love gift in the church offering and happened to look at the back of the $20 bill. I immediately was reminded why our nation has been so blessed. We trust God! This nation has Christian roots and mission money has gone out from our nation to all the nations! “IN GOD WE TRUST’ is centered right over the White House. No matter what problems our nation has had, we have always been able to be a blessing to the nations and stand behind Israel.

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This is why we are now praying for our nation:

White House June 2015

This morning I awoke and I heard “Just and true are your ways, O Lord”, from the Song of Moses in Revelation 15:3. We have been doing out part, crying out to God for our nation and repenting for the many great sins. We have come before a Holy Judge, on behalf of ourselves and on behalf of the innocent.

We are in the time in history that Moses was on the mountain for the second 40 days, seeking forgiveness for the entire nation of Israel because of the sin of the Golden Calf. In history, the day that he came down with the judgment of mercy was September 23, The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

This morning on a prayer call I had a vision of an hour glass, with time running out. Tonight ends the 7 year land cycle of Leviticus 25 and the last day of the Shemitah Cycle is today. Tomorrow begins the “Ten Days of Awe”, where books in heaven are opened for the ‘just, the unjust and those in-between’. I feel what the Spirit of the Lord is showing me is that there is judgment upon national leaders and nations right now and there is still time for them to humble themselves and turn to the Lord.

Time-is-running-out-HourglassThe books will be closed, judgement will be set at the end of the 10 days of Awe, as Yom Kippur begins, The Day of Atonement. In history, this is the day that Moses came down the mountain with the judgment of mercy for the nation of Israel. This year, the Jubilee Year will be announced on Yom Kippur. We are in very serious times, very dangerous times. Seek the Lord, not only for yourselves, but for the nations, for the leaders.

Tonight begins the partial Solar Eclipse. This will be over the southern part of the earth so most of us will not see it except by internet. I saw the short clip of what it will look like on http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2015-september-13. It looks like a bowl. May this not be filled with the judgment of God upon the nations as they prepare to take the Promised Land at the United Nations, Selah.

Revelation 15:3, “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.”

We are currently in the ‘last days’ before Elul 29, which begins Saturday September 12 at sundown and ends Sunday September 13th at sundown. During the Shemitah Year, Elul 29 is call the “Day of the Lord’s Release according to Deuteronomy 15:1-6, “At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lends ought unto his neighbor shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD’S release. This was meant to be a blessing for those who follow God and deal with righteousness and justice, but it would turn into a judgment for those who are called of God and turned against His ways.

God ALWAYS gives us signs in the Heavens! ALWAYS! For this reason, I am reposting the signs in the heavens of the ‘first year’ of the Seven year cycle of land following the Day of the Lord’s Release 9/29/2008.

September 29, 2008 was the last day of the Shemitah Cycle (Leviticus 25) and was most remembered for the 777 point drop in the stock market on the Day of the Lord’s Release (Deuteronomy 15:1-3). As the final bell rang on Wall Street, Israel began Rosh HaShanah. This is also known as the Feast of Trumpets, the fifth  of the seven ‘fixed appointed times of the LORD (Leviticus 23:24). At that time, the new set of seven year cycle of the land began. At this writing we are currently in the 7th year of the cycle, known as the Shemitah Year, the year the land enjoys her Sabbath rest. So many have reported the current signs in the heavens, but I felt the need to review my blog of 6/1/11, ‘2009 – When the Heavenly Birth Pains Began’. I hope you enjoy my review.

Note: 4 times in Mark 13 Jesus told us to ‘watch’ as He told them what would happen in the last days. This is my report as a ‘watcher’.

I have studied the heavenly signs of the Second Coming of the Lord since early 1990s when I read Marilyn Hickey’s book called Signs in the Heavens. As a Christian, I thought watching and studying the heavens (astronomy)  was full of witchcraft because of those who looked at the constellations to decide how to live their lives (astrology). Once I read Hickey’s book, I came into a new understanding of why God created the “fixed stars”, which we know as Constellations.

I studied, read, and researched everything the Bible had to say about the heavens.  I clipped out every heavenly occurrence when there was an important happening in Israel, but was not released to teach it. In 2009, God finally released me to teach what I had stored up and I have been teaching it ever since. By the time I began sharing and teaching, I had several great books on Biblical astronomy and a full box of research.

A pregnant woman understands signs of the birth being near, especially waiting for the water to break and the birth pains to begin. As we near the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are looking for the signs of His coming. Jesus said there would be signs in the heavens before He returned.

HERE ARE SOME UNUSUAL HEAVENLY OCCURRENCES OF 2009

February 24, 2009, El Cajon, CA. CBS News Channel 8, February 24, 2009. El Cajon, CA. http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?s=9898524 The 3 letters in Arabic are 666. There was no natural explanation for the red Arabic letters in the sky and they were reported by CBS news.

February 25, 2009, Cosmic Eye of God (Helix Nebula)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/4805889/Eye-of-God-pictured-in-space.html

April 7-8, 2009, Passover

  • April 8, 2009- Crown of Thorns http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513038,00.html
  • April 8, 2009- Blessing of the Sun, Birchat HaChama- Rabbis call this the Third Redemption. Three times in recorded history the Sun has lined up as in the day of Creation (4th day, Genesis 1:14) and Passover. The first time was the first Passover  recorded in Exodus, the second time was when Mordecai and Esther were fasting for the saving of their nation and the last time was in Passover 2009. The first 2 times the nation was saved from destruction by an enemy that wanted to destroy them. In Israel it was a very encouraging sign that God was going to save them from destruction one more time. They base this on Hosea 6:1-2.  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130732

June 2, 2009- New Clouds Found and were  named Asperatus clouds. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1189877/The-cloud-Meteorologists-campaign-classify-unique-Asperatus-clouds-seen-world.html. Asperatus means ‘rough‘ and they were said to look ‘mean’. Evangelist Del Mar Coward of Vision Ministries had a vision of these clouds the beginning of 2009 while in prayer. www.thevisionministry.org. When I showed him the article, he said they were the exact clouds God showed him. He said that he had never seen anything so wicked and evil. Since that time, God has shown him that it was a demonic force released upon the earth. God has led him to an understanding of that vision from Daniel 10, to start in the 1st verse and he has received much revelation since then on principalities and power released.

July 21, 2009, Planet Jupiter (King planet representing Israel & Messiah) was hit by a heavenly object 15 years to the date that Shoemaker Levi Comet bombarded Jupiter. History records that when Jupiter is hit from a heavenly object, something will happen to the country and people of Israel. 15 years ago the ‘land for peace’ deal was taking place in Oslo, Norway.

July 22, 2009 , Total Solar Eclipse http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2009/TSE2009.html This was the 2nd of 3 years in a row on the Hebrew day of Av 1 (August 1, 2008 & July 11, 2010) and was the longest in the 21st Century and it was called a monster’ solar eclipse. It began in India, crossed through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and curved through the Pacific Ocean. All the countries under the Solar Eclipse are in the 1040 Window.

December 2, 2009, Superbright Supernova,  first of its kind-  believed to be a star that first populated the universe. A supernova is a star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because of a catastrophic explosion that ejects most of its mass. 

December 8-14, 2009, Geminid Meteor Showers during  the Jewish festival Hanukkah, peaked December 13 with 130 ‘shooting stars’ per hour. The normal evening would see approximately 10 per hour.

December 31, 2009, Blue Moon. The moon is not really blue unless there is a volcano or something that would put dust into the atmosphere. A Blue moon means the 2nd full moon in one month, which is very rare.

Since 2009 the heavenlies have been very interesting. I suggest you get a good Hebrew Calendar for Christians and record whenever there is something unusual happening in the heavens.

“Keep looking up, our redemption is drawing nigh”

On the same day as the 2nd full moon in July, known as a Blue Moon, a Meteor hit Iran.

Trend News Agency: Iran has confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country.
The meteor landed in Avaj in the province of Qazvin, Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff said, Mehr news agency reported July 31. Also, there have been reports that some pieces of rock have hit areas in Eshtehard, Alborz Province, Arsalan Qasemi, governor of Boeen Zahra, county in Qazvin Province, said. Another local governor of Takestan County, Qazvin Province, said that the area witnessed the passing of the meteor, but nowhere in the district under his supervision had been hit.  (one report was the meteor was 2 meters long, many broken windows)

This happened on the happiest day on the Jewish calendar, Tu B’Av, the 15th of Av. It is celebrated as a day of love, like Valentines Day. Below is from Aish.com, ‘today in history’ or the 15th of Av, which was July 31, 2015.

On this date, four historical events occurred: (1) the Jews of the Exodus generation stopped dying in the desert, (2) intertribal marriage was permitted to post-Exodus generations, (3) the tribe of Benjamin was saved from extinction, (4) the Romans permitted the burial of Jews killed in the Beitar revolt (138 CE). After the Romans had destroyed the Second Holy Temple, the emperor Hadrian planned to transform Jerusalem into a pagan city-state with a shrine to Jupiter on the site of the Temple. This led to the great Jewish revolt of Simon Bar Kosiba (Bar Kochba), whose guerilla army succeeded in actually throwing the Romans out of Israel and establishing, albeit for a brief period, an independent Jewish state. It required large numbers of Roman troops to crush the revolt. Bar Kochba made his final stand in the city of Beitar, located southwest of Jerusalem. It was estimated that hundreds of thousands of Jews lived in Beitar, and they were all massacred “until their blood flowed into the Mediterranean Sea.” Further, the Romans did not allow the Jewish bodies to be buried. According to Jewish tradition, the bodies lay in the open but did not rot, until three years later on the 15th of Av, burial was finally permitted. Today, the standard “Grace After Meals” includes a special blessing recalling this event in Beitar.

Could God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Eternal Holy God, be showing His love for His covenant people and Promised Land by sending a warning from heaven?

Blood Moon over Dome of the Rock March 2008This famous photo of the Blood Moon over the Dome of the Rock  taken February 20, 2008 was what spurred Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries to find the incredible Four Blood Moon teaching. I have been following Pastor Mark Biltz via Bill Koenig of Watch.org and both are credible in their reporting.

This morning I discovered an 3 incredible facts of this beautiful photo.

  1. The Blood Moon was on a Shemitah Year. The 7th year of the 7 year cycle for the land as ordered by God in Leviticus 25.
  2. February 20, 2008 was the 14th of Adar 1, called “Little Purim”. When the Hebraic calendar has a leap year there are 2 months of Adar, 1 & 2 or A & B. The festival of Purim always falls on the 2nd month of Adar during a leap year, but the first month is also joyous. It is called Purim Katan and the thought is “Always Happy”.
  3. A Hebrew leap year is called a “pregnant year” since it has 13 months instead of 12. I think this year was pregnant with the unveiling of the message of the Four Blood Moons!!!

Keep looking up!!