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This will be the last day of year 5779 on the Hebraic calendar. Tonight at sundown it will be 5780, Adam’s birthday. The calendar year begins with the 6th day of Creation. Sundown tonight begins Rosh HaShanah, the Head (rosh) of the Year (shanah). It is also called Yom Teruah (blowing of Trumpets- Lev 23:23-25), Feast of Trumpets, The Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Day of Remembrance, The Day of the Awakening Blast, Yom HaDin (Day of Judgment), The Opening of the Books, The Opening of the Gates, Yom HaKeseh (the Hidden Day).

My favorite name is Ha Kiddushin/Nesuin (Wedding of the Messiah). Joel 2:15-16, ….let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. (chuppah – khoop-paw’). This fits so perfect with our 40 day devotions of Song of Songs.

This is the 5th of the 7 Feasts of the LORD listed in Leviticus 23. Jesus has fulfilled Passover (Jesus is our Passover Lamb), Unleavened Bread (Jesus who knew no sin,  became sin for us), Firsts Fruits (Jesus was first raised from the dead), Pentecost (Acts 2, Church began), but the last 3 have not been fulfilled. They will in the last of the Last Days and Tribulation. These are Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles. All the first 4 were fulfilled on the very day that they had been following since the Wilderness journey from Exodus.

For all of the other 7 Feasts (moedim, fixed appointed times on God’s prophetic calendar), there is a historical significance, such as the First Passover in Egypt. The Feast of Trumpets is the only Feast that has no historical record, all is looking forward.

Matthew 24:36 (NLT) reads, ““However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” This is wordage from the Feast of Trumpets and why this is a 2 day Feast. There had to be 2 witnesses that looked for the first sliver of the moon, and then they would light fires from mountain to mountain, or blow shofars from the mountain tops all over Israel, announcing the new year has begun. We may not know the ‘day or the hour’, but we should not be ignorant of the SEASON.

The greeting for these 2 days is “Shana Tova”, Happy New Year!!! Traditional food is to serve apples dipped in honey, and say “may you have a sweet New Year”.

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The Hebrew Month of Elul begins Saturday night at sundown. This year, the month of September and the Hebrew month of Elul totally align! I don’t ever remember that happening before!

This begins the 40-day season of Teshuvah, the month of repentance or ‘returning’ back to God. This is the 40 day period when Moses went back up Mt Sinai the 2nd time to seek the forgiveness for the Sin of the Golden Calf.  The 40 days end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when Moses came down and announced they are forgiven!

This is also the time when Jesus was led of the Spirit into the Wilderness to be tempted by the devil for 40 days. Time to Align with Prophetic Timing.

The Key to this season is PREPARATION for the Fall Feasts! We prepare for years for a wedding, we prepare all month for a special birthday or gathering. Stores start playing Christmas music in July! But is the a special time to prepare on God’s calendar? A time to prepare to meet our Lord!

I will begin the 40 Day Teshuvah Devotion daily during these 40 days, beginning Sunday, September 1st. I really believe that this incredible alignment of the calendars will prepare us for the season ahead. We need to align ourselves with God’s prophetic calendar.

The TV Program below is from 2018, but it is still good to explain what to look for in the month of Elul. Preparing for the High Holy Days.

A few weeks ago I did a teaching on Sabbath Keeping and I want to share this with you now. Sabbath keeping has not been honored in this generation and maybe that is why the Church has not seen many breakthroughs. I have a group of friends who are War Eagles and none of them would not break the Sabbath since they have found incredible power in prayer from this one act of honor. It is not legalism, but a matter of honor.

We see an amazing calendar alignment the April 2019:

  • April 19 is Good Friday and begins Passover (Ex 12;1-14; Lev 23:5; Num. 9:1-14; 28:16; Deut. 16:1-7).
  • April 21, the following Sunday is the 3rd Feast of the Lord (Lev 23:9-14; Num 28:26) and Resurrection Sunday. Some call it Easter.
  • June 9 is the Christian Pentecost Sunday and also the Jewish Pentecost, the 4th Feast of the Lord (Ex 23:16; 34:22; Lev 23:15-21; Num. 28:26-31; Deut 16:9-12).

Acts 12:4, And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

The above verse is from the 1611 King James Bible. Below are other translations of that verse:

  • NKJV – intending to bring him before the people after Passover
  • NLT- Herod intended to bring Peter out for public trial after the Passover.
  • NIV- Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
  • ESV – intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.
  • AMPC – purposing after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.
  • NASB –  intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people
  • DBY- purposing after the passover to bring him out to the people.
  • MSG- He was planning a public lynching after Passover.
  • TPT – Sixteen soldiers were assigned to guard him until Herod could bring him to public trial, immediately after the Passover celebrations were over.

So you see that the King James Bible is the only translation that reads “Easter”. In fact, this  word is only used in the KJV this one time.

Finis Jennings Dake wrote a  commentary on Acts 12:4 in the Dakes Annotated Reference Bible.

  •  Gr.pascha, the Passover as trans. in 26 other  places (Mt. 26:2-19; Mk. 14:1-16; Lk. 2:41; 22:1-15; Jn. 2:13, 23; 6:4; 11:55; 12:1; 13:1; 18:28,39; 19:14; 1 Cor. 5:7; Heb. 11:28)
  • This is an unfortunate and absurd trans., as Easter was a pagan festival observed long before Christ. It is not a Christian name, but is derived from Ishtar, one of the Babylonian titles of an idol goddess, the Queen of Heaven. The Saxon goddess Eastre is the same as Astarte, the Syrian Venus, called Ashtoreth in the O.T.  It as the worship of this  woman by Israel that was such an abomination to God (I Sam.7:3; I Ki. 11:5,33; 2 Ki.23:13; Jer.7:18; 44:18). Round cakes, imprinted with the sign of the cross were made at this festival, the sign being, in Babylonian mysteries, a sign of life.
  • Easter eggs which play a great part in this day’s celebration were common in all heathen nations. The fable of the egg declares that “an egg of wondrous size fell from heaven into the river Euphrates; the fish rolled it to the bank, where doves settled upon it and hatched it; and out came Astarte, or Ishtar, the goddess of Easter.”
  • Easter, Christmas, Lady Day, Lent, and other Babylonian festival were all borrowed from this religion and were all observed centuries before Christ. None of tem have an relationship to Christ or Christianity.

James 4:17 in the Passion Translation reads “So if you know of an opportunity to do the right thing today, yet you refrain from doing it, you’re guilty of sin.” Because I understand the origin of Easter, I celebrate Passover and Resurrection.

 

When I began to study the Signs in the Heavens back in the early 90’s, Holy Spirit impressed on me to watch for 2017. I believe that this was the year that things shifted into a time of transition. Here are just a few major significant anniversaries:

  • 70 years from 1947 to rebirth of Israel (UN Nov 27, 1947)
  • 50th anniversary (Jubilee) for Jerusalem (6/7/67 – 6/7/2017)
  • 500th Anniversary of Reformation (10/31/17)
  • 70th Anniversary of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • 100th Anniversary of Fatima prophesy
  • 100th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration
  • 100th Anniversary of Battle of Bethsheba (well of the covenant)

I teach much on the Hebraic Calendar, but He told me to watch the Gregorian calendar that we used for our everyday life. So I thought I would share with you the amazing alignment on both calendars this year on the Hebraic and Gregorian Calendar.

On the Christian observation of the Holy Week with Good Friday, April 19, Passover begins the same day at sundown. I shared about how April 19 is the Day of Infamy in America on our television broadcast last year. https://mbostrom2.com/2018/04/11/april-19-in-history-understanding-cycles. Some of the events of April 19 are as follows:

  • 571 – Birth of Mohammed (20th)
  • 1775 – Start of the Revolutionary War
  • 1889 – Birth of Adolph Hitler
  • 1933 – Franklin D Roosevelt leaves Gold Standard
  • 1961 – Bay of Pigs failure
  • 1985 – ATF Raid on Covenant of the Sword and the  Arm of the Lord
  • 1989- Explosion of USS Iowa-47 sailors were killed
  • 1993- Waco/Branch Davidian raid by FBI/ATF
  • 1995- Oklahoma City Bombing, Murrah Federal Building
  • 1999 – Columbine High School Shooting (April 20)
  • 2010 – Gulf Oil Spill
  • 2013 – Boston Marathon Bombing (16th bombing, 19th brother found in boat in Watertown)
  • 2016 – 13 Days of Preparation April 19-May 1
    • April 19 is the first day of the 13-day satanic ritual day relating to fire- the fire god, Baal, or Molech/Nimrod (the sun god), also known as the Roman god, Saturn (satan/devil). This day is a major human sacrifice day, demanding fire sacrifice with an emphasis on children. This day is one of the most important human sacrifice days, and as such, has had some very important historic events occur on this day. (April 19-May 1 – 13 days of sacrifice by fire to Baal)

There are so many things that have happened around the season of April 19. In the Bible, this  was a time “when kings go forth to battle” (2 Samuel 11:1). I cover  this every year and have a running timeline chart that covers 5 landscape pages, 10 font. It is  a day to watch and pray so it is VERY interesting that Good Friday and Passover both of April 19.

Resurrection (Easter) Sunday and Feast of First Fruits are both on April 21, 2019.

Christian Pentecost Sunday and Hebrew Pentecost (Shavuot) are both on June 9, 2019.

Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Tishri 29 and the Hebrew year will change to 5780. I was in a meeting with a well known prophet this past weekend and he advised us to journal happenings for the next 9 months, which will  take us to Feast of Trumpets.

Hanukkah begins sundown December 22 and is completed sundown December 30, so this year Hanukkah and Christmas are on the same day. Actually Christmas, December 25 will be the lighting of 4 candles so that is the half way point.

I don’t know what this alignment means, but I love  watching what God is up to.

 

Tuesday February 5 at sundown begins the 12th month on the Hebrew calendar, which is the month of Adar. But this month is different because it is a Leap Year and they will have 2 months of Adar, the first being Adar A (Adar 1) and the second being called Adar B (Adar 2).

It is called a Pregnant year because it has 13 months instead of 12. What is interesting about the Hebrew year 5779 is that the number 9 in Hebrew is a pictograph of a WOMB or a serpent. I find it amazing that this pregnant year is called a year of birthing by several prophets.

The months are counted in the Spring of the year because God told Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12:2, ““This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.” Six months later the number of the year changes so they actually have 2 New Years – one that counts the months and one that counts the years. (Actually have 4 New Years on the Hebrew calendar)

The Hebrew calendar is Lunar and Solar so it has an extra month put in 7 times in 19 years. The Gregorian calendar is Solar so it adds 1 day extra every 4 years.

What is interesting is the Presidential elections align with the leap year on the Gregorian calendar.

Since President Clinton won the election there has been a leap year on BOTH Hebrew and Gregorian calendars the election that a New President is voted into office.

  • 1992- Bill Clinton
  • 2000 – George W Bush
  • 2008 – Barak Obama
  • 2016 – Donald Trump
  • 2020 – Presidential election leap year on only the Gregorian calendar
  • 2024 – Presidential election leap year on both Hebrew and Gregorian calendars

President Trump has been prophesied to win re-election. Is this a sign? Watch and Pray.

 

Sunday night, January 20 over North and South America there will be a full moon, that is also a Super Moon, that is also a Wolf Moon.  This Part 1 will deal with the specifics of the eclipse. Part 2 will deal with the significance of it being over the United States in the specific time period of chaos we are experiencing.

The partial eclipse begins at 10:34 p.m. CST, total eclipse begins at 10:41 p.m. CST, totality ends at 11:44 a.m. CST, partial eclipse ends at 12:51 a.m. CST. There will be totality for 62 minutes. Below are some of the very unusual things about this Total Lunar Eclipse.

  • The last Super Blood Moon for 18 years.
  • Wolf Moon – this is a Native Indian term for the first full moon of the year (January) when it is frozen in the north and the wolves howl out of hunger.
    • Last year, January 1, 2018 was a Super Wolf Moon
    • It was interesting that the networks in the United States were all talking about Michael Wolff’s new book that was being released, ‘Fire and Fury’.
    • The interesting thing about wolves is they travel in pack, eat flesh, brutal, fierce and tear their prey to pieces – this is exactly the intention of this book.
    • Coincidence? There is no Hebrew word for coincidence.
  • Super Moon – perigee, closest to the earth. This will come within 90% of its closest approach to the Earth
    • 2017-2018 saw 3 super moons in 60 days- VERY UNUSUAL
    • Dec 2-3, 2017, Super Moon
    • Jan 1, 2018, Super Wolf Moon
    • Jan 31, 2018, Super Blue Blood Moon (named blue because of 2 full moons in one month.
  • This year there will be 3 Super Moons in a row
    • January 20, 2019 – Super Blood Wolf Moon
    • February 19, 2019
    • March 21, 2019 – Feast of Purim
  • We get two to five supermoons every year but not normally 3 in a row. The gap between blood moons is anywhere from six months to about three years. You can also plan on around one to five super blood moons each decade, but they only fall in January three times this century with the 3rd and final being Jan. 31, 2037.
  • Total Lunar Eclipse – the only one of 2019
  • First total Eclipse seen over both North and South America in 17 years
    • Next will be May 26, 2021
  • The moon will eclipse in the constellation The Crab – Cancer
    • In Biblical Astronomy this constellation reveals “Messiah’s Redeemed Possessions Held Fast.”
    • The position of the moon will be in the center of the constellation by a group of 45 stars that make it look like 1 huge star. That is all the “Beehive”
    • Last year’s Super Blue Blood Moon January 31, 2018 the moon was positioned in Cancer’s claws
  • Both Super Blood Moons of January 31, 2018 and January 20, 2019 fall on the Hebrew New Year of the Trees, Tu B’Shevat
    • Leviticus 19:23-25; 26:3-4
    • Luke 21:29, Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees (nations of prophecy)
    • Watch the prophetic nations lining up, especially watch Syria and Damascus (Is 17:1)
    • This is NO COINCIDENCE – this is a major sign!

Tomorrow I will bring Part 2 and I will ask this question, “What is the Hebrew word for coincidence?” To which the reply is, there is none.