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I seriously am not interested in sports and horse racing, but it seems that God gives signs in to many ways when we are in prophetic times. I watch and pray and God shows me things as I ponder them. NOTE: Jesus never told us to speculate, so I watch, look for something that really stands out and pray. Yesterday was one of those days that caught me by surprise. I was tired and went to lay down in the bedroom, but I thought I would see what was on television. It was the Kentucky Derby and I was quickened in my spirit. I knew God had something to show me in that race.

I posted in 2015 when American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown what God was showing me so you can click on this link and it will show you some historical things about the Triple Crown and prophetic happenings in Israel.  https://mbostrom2.com/2015/06/16/triple-crown-winner-american-pharaoh/

Here are some of the things I observed yesterday:

  • It was the 144th Kentucky Derby – 12 is the number of governmental perfection and 12×12=144. 144 stands out to me because of the 144,000 Jews that will be sealed. 12,000 from each tribe
  • The colors of the horse were Red, like the Blood of Jesus
  • The number was 7 – the number of spiritual perfection
  • Justify broke a 136 year “Curse of Apollo”.  It was said that no horse could win the Kentucky Derby that did not race as a 2-year old horse. In 1882 Apollo won, a feat that has remained unmatched throughout these many years.
  • The jockey, Mike Smith age 52, was the 2nd oldest jockey to win. When he won he gave all honor to Jesus. “I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing us on this afternoon, and blessing us with this amazing horse.” That is huge and bold!
  • Justify’s trainer is Bob Baffert who was also American Pharaoh’s trainer 3 years ago when American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown in 2015.
    • American Pharaoh was the only horse ever to win the Triple Crown and the Breeders Cup. Just interesting!

I will be watching the next 2 races! This one caught me off guard, but now I am on alert, Watching and Praying.

  • Kentucky Derby – 5/5/18
  • Preakness Stakes – 5/19/18
  • Belmont Stakes – 6/9/18  (my father’s birthday- he loved to watch the horse championship races)
    • This will be the 150th Belmont Stakes
    • Belmont Stakes is called the “test of champions” since it is such a long track.
    • This track is 1.5 miles long and open to 3-yr-old horses.
    • In 1973, the 105th Belmont Stakes, Secretariat won by 31 lengths, which remains a record

 

Israel at 70

Posted: April 23, 2018 in Israel Study
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Israel celebrated their 70th Year of Independence April 18-20 with 70 hours of celebration. The opening ceremony from Mt Hertzl was outstanding! Again, I feel I need to explain that this anniversary falls on May 14, 2018. In 1948 the Hebraic calendar had a leap year with 13 months, so Iyar 5 and May 14 were the same day. However, this year there is no leap year on either calendar so the celebrations are almost a full month apart. There will be celebrations on May 14 and there will be a parade of nations who will be coming to celebrate. This is also the date that the United States is expected  to officially move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

As I pondered this great event, I remembered being in the USSR in May 1991 after they had 70 years of communism. That was the year of “release” from the oppression started with Lenin and the Bolsheviks in 1917.

The number 70 is a great turning point in history. If you remember, it was at this point that Cyrus proclaimed it was time for the Jews to return to their land and rebuild the Temple. (2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1; Jeremiah 25:12; 29:10) Is it time for the Third Temple? I am not jumping to a conclusion of what this 70th milestone means, but it is something to watch!

I hope you will gain understanding of what a significant period we are living in right now. We are “brought into the Kingdom for such a time as this” and it is a time to be on high alert, on the wall, watching and praying.

This concludes the series of events of April 19 in History. My hope is that you will cover Israel with much prayer April 19 as they celebrate their 70th Anniversary of fulfillment of the promise of God, “Will a nation be born in a day?” (Isaiah 66:8)

The first of 3 programs of Cycles of April 19 was to help you understand cycles in history, and how “history merely repeats itself”.  This will be part 1 of the actual events in history of April 19 and dates around it. I have found in research that April 19-May 1st is a 13-day time period that demands child sacrifice by fire all the way back to  the time of Baal worship. In our time, it has changed to the time of ‘gun fire’, fire and terror.

Israel became a nation again on Iyar 5 on their calendar. On the Gregorian calendar that fell on May 14, 1948. That year was a leap year on the Hebrew calendar so there was 13 months that year, so this year the 70th Anniversary will fall on April 20. Since that day is a Friday and begins the Shabbat at nightfall, the celebration in Israel will be on April 19.

One thing that we need to understand in these days is that “history merely repeats itself”  (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NLT) The Amplified Bible reads, “That which has been is that which will be [again], and that which has been done is that which will be done again.

I have followed Bill Koenig of http://www.watch.org for years about the cycles of April 19 in History. I have recorded three programs regarding this event of 2018. This first program I will help you to understand cycles. Weathermen and Wall Street stockbrokers understand how cycles affect us, but the Church as a whole has been

 

I am not a sports enthusiast and have never followed horse-racing, until one of my mentors told me to “watch and pray” during the Triple Crown races. She said that the Triple Crown winner could be a  prophetic sign for Israel and the United States of America. This is the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years and the 12th overall.

Some Examples:

  • 1948 – Triple Crown Winner Citation – Israel becomes a nation and War of Independence
  • 1973 – Triple Crown Winner Secretariat – Israel Yom Kippur War
  • 1978 – Triple Crown Winner Affirmed – Israel and South Lebanon War

Jesus told us 7 times as recorded in Mark 13 & 14 to “watch” in the Last Days. Therefore I feel my position as a follower of Jesus Christ is to “watch and pray”. The name American Pharaoh struck me as very interesting because of things I have seen with America’s current president.

  • When Barak Obama was inaugurated the Torah reading for the week included Exodus 1:8, “Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.” Note it did not say Pharaoh, but king. This current president has been more like a king than the former presidents.
  • One Mr Obama’s first presidential foreign travels he visited Egypt. He looked at a hieroglyphic of a pharaoh and said, “He looks like me! Look at those ears.” He did resemble the ancient pharaoh!
  • Mr Obama is the 44th president with 44 tzars. Those tzars are appointed by him, paid by our tax dollars and now seem to have power than the elected Senate and Congress. Exodus 1:11, “Therefore they set taskmasters…”
  • During his presidency, the abortion rate has gone down and I think it is due to the faithful intercession of saints. Exodus 1 says the midwives had the fear of God and prevented the baby boys from being killed at birth. Intercessors are likened to midwives, who aid and assist the birthing.

I will keep praying for our nation and our leaders as directed by God in I Timothy 2:1-4, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” But I will definitely be watching and praying.

So many things are hanging in the balance for the United States and Israel and God needs us on the wall, watching and praying. Ezekiel 22:30 records there were no watchman, ““So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” I believe that whatever is coming can be stopped or lessened by our prayers.

There are great breaches in our wall, the protection of the United States. I feel we are near to the timing of Nehemiah 1:3 again, “They said to me, “Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.” We are not there yet, but closer than you think.