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    There is no exclusion put upon any tribe or clan, no classes are laid under ban, no individuals are exempted. Therefore, Church of Christ, by the love you bear to your crucified Master, by His wounds and death for you, and by His living love to you, seek out the lost and gather together the outcasts. You fishers of men, launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught. You sowers of holy seed, go abroad, and sow the untrodden wastes. You consecrated builders, break away from old foundations, and lay fresh groundwork for a larger temple for your God and King. Surely the Spirit of love in a church will suggest this. ~ C. H. Spurgeon

    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. ~ Romans 1:16, 17

    28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: ~ Colossians 1:28

    16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. ~ 1 Timothy 3:16

    6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ~ John 14:6

    21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21

    25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? ~ John 11:25,26

    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. ~ John 3:16-18

    24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. ~ Galatians 3:24

    23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23

    8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:8-10

    3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.~ John 3:3,7

    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; ~ 1 Timothy 2:3-5

    13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. ~ Acts 3:13-15

    19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. ~ Acts 3:19-21

    36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. ~ John 3:36

    11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. ~ 1 John 5:11,12

    21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. ~ John 14:21

    7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. ~ 1 John 5:7

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2014-15 Unprecedented Blood Moons

Author: Paul Grevas

And I will show wonders in the Heavens….., The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood BEFORE the great and terrible Day of the Lord come. (Joel 2:30,31)

As this scripture reads, the focus on this article is to bring an acute awareness that our Almighty God has prepared an unprecedented arsenal of “Divine” Heavenly SIGNS presently being unleashed upon the world, specifically this year and next, (2014-2015). These SIGNS will spawn as Mighty and Supernatural earthly events as ever has been seen. Our recorded history tells us so.

Why Is This Coming Blood Moon TETRAD So Rare?

Can you imagine in our lifetime of EVER seeing four consecutive Total Lunar Eclipses in one sequence, called a TETRAD, and four Solar Eclipses occurring in a span of 17½ months? That’s one eclipse every 65 days. That is RARE.

NASA, the National Aeronautical Space Administration which is comprised of the most brilliant physicists and astronomers in the world, has precisely and accurately documented on their websites every Lunar and Solar Eclipse from 3,000 BC to 3,000 AD. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth and blots out the sun’s rays from striking the moon directly, thereby giving it a “blood red” colour, also called a BLOOD MOON. A Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, thereby darkening the sun.

These coming BLOOD MOONS begin April 15, 2014 and end September 28, 2015. NASA also tells us that the “fullest” view of this first BLOOD MOON will be seen across North and South America, Australia, and Pacifica at exactly 3:47 AM Eastern Standard Time the night of April 15, 2014. This date will be easy to remember, it’s IRS tax day.

Now, even more RARE is the fact that the coming BLOOD MOONS will be occurring exactly to the day on two of the most special Holy Holidays (Feasts) of the Lord as described in Leviticus 23:2. Those being two consecutive Feasts of Passover and two consecutive Feasts of Tabernacles. The Feast of Passover marks the day when the Lord supernaturally enables the Exodus from Egypt of all the enslaved Jewish people and their leader Moses, some 3,500 years ago. The Feast of Tabernacles welcomes the Glory of God’s protection and the coming of his presence to all Jews and Gentiles alike.

Here’s the kicker. This amazing phenomenon of “BIBLICAL” BLOOD MOONS has occurred only 7 previous times in world history since 3000 BC.

So Let’s Put This Into PERSPECTIVE

First, our Lord and Creator has planned from the very beginning to use SIGNS in the Heaven as “harbingers” to GRAB our ATTENTION that something BIG and MIGHTY is about to happen.

In Genesis 1:14, God says “Let there be light in the Heavens to divide the day from the night and let them be for “SIGNS and for SEASONS.”

The Hebrew word for SIGN is “owth,” meaning a signal, a warning, an omen is coming. The Hebrew word for SEASON is “moade” meaning a divinely appointed time, a holy convocation (Leviticus 23:4).

Second, the historical trends for these BLOOD MOONS each begin with tears, tragedy, sadness, darkness, and death for the Jewish people and they all end in victory and joy. Regarding Solar Eclipses, history has revealed judgement on the nations who attempt to harm Israel. (Genesis 12:3).

Third, now this is absolutely fascinating: The probability of successfully predicting four consecutive BLOOD MOONS to fall on these two Holy Days beginning with Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection to the 2014-2015 BLOOD MOONS is INDESCRIBABLE: 1 chance in 1.85 x 10 to the 139th power. Yes, that is 139 consecutive zeroes. Our national debt of $17 trillion has but 12 “little” zeroes.

This calculation TOTALLY excludes the inclusion of any probabilities associated with Solar Eclipses falling on the Lord’s Holy Days, let alone their corresponding climactic world events they cause. This number defies the null hypothesis of all statistical probability. And why not, for who can challenge the power and glory of Almighty God?? Visualizing this number must surely get all our attention of how profound these coming SIGNS upon the earth are. WOW!!!

Now we look forward to witnessing not only these BLOOD MOONS but also a display of several additional fascinating complementary SIGNS more than any other “BIBLICAL” TETRAD has ever had, some that have recently happened. This “Cosmic Countdown” is unprecedented. Please compare each TETRAD graph below this article to the coming 2014-2015 TETRAD graphs.

My friends, our Lord is using this most special SIGN series to prepare this world to enter into a new zone, a new paradigm that just may possibly begin the End of the Age as we know it. (I cannot stress enough the Lord’s word “BEFORE” at the beginning of this article from Joel 2:31). So why else would this prolific SIGN be upon us today? Can it be that this world has wilfully turned away from our Creator. May He be at that “critical point” where He’s looking down on us through His window in Heaven with a “tear” in his eye, (look at the world today).

The historical precedence of events from the past 7 TETRADS is an already unequivocally established benchmark for the past 2,000 years since the times of Jesus, and those BLOOD MOONS surrounding his death were most spectacular.

So What Future Worldly Events Does This Sign Foreshadow?

Well, first brace yourselves for this: NASA says there will be no more “BIBLICAL” TETRADS for almost another 600 years, in the year 2582-83 AD, (please look it up on NASA websites). And it will not have a Super BLOOD MOON or Star of David Planetary Alignment. Can you only imagine our world limping along for another 600 years as we know the world today.

In general the seeds under this umbrella are rampant today:

  1. Nuclear proliferation and threats.
  2. Financial chaos derived from Government printing presses issuing free money.
  3. Unexplained animal, bird, and fish deaths and extinctions.
  4. Extreme weather patterns, excessive tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes.
  5. Deception, Immorality, Lawlessness, Loss of Family Values abound.
  6. Insecurity (NSA global spying).
  7. Apostasy, and on and on and on.

Are these not all prevalent today and in a BIG way. With the torrid pace of technology doubling every two and one half years (Daniel 12:4), is it no wonder that all these earthly signs are developing at warp speed in concert together.

Specifically, the prophesied major earthly events that are already primed to unfold are:

  1. The Psalm 83 War where Israel’s hostile border neighbours are completely decimated by Israel’s Defence Forces (Ezekiel 37:10 and Isaiah 54:17 – “No weapon formed against thee shall prosper”). Can Iran, who says they will destroy Israel, hear this?? This war highlights today’s daily news headliner, Damascus, Syria, the world’s longest, largest, “continuing” city which will become a “ruinous heap….in one evening” (Isaiah 17:1,14). By the way, Israel has a population of 5.5 million and is the size of New Jersey. Israel’s border neighbours are the size of ½ of the continental United States with a population of 170 million. (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank).
  2. The Gog/Magog war where oil-hungry Russia, Iran, and Turkey are “lured” like a fish on the hook to come upon oil-rich Israel (Ezekiel 38:4). There 5/6 of their mighty military is supernaturally destroyed by God Almighty (Ezekiel 39:2).
  3. Maybe the consummation of the currently ongoing Peace Process Treaty talks between Israel and the Palestinians will set the stage for all the other “dominoes” to fall. This process is wholly brokered by the United States and has been ongoing since July 29, 2013. It is scheduled to end April 29, 2014, the exact day of a Solar Eclipse (NASA). Also, all sides have agreed to stay involved for the duration and this has NEVER EVER happened before, (Daniel 9:27). WOW, that’s right smack into the sweet spot of the BLOOD MOONS. I get that. This Treaty, if signed, will recklessly violate God’s eternal covenant with Abraham because Israel’s land will be divided up (Genesis 12:3 and 15:18). This peace process is scheduled to last EXACTLY 9 months. This is precisely the duration time of a pregnancy where a mother’s birth pangs increase in frequency and intensity and are eventually “UNSTOPPABLE”. I mention this because, and most fittingly, there is a Bible Scripture in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 – “When they say Peace and Safety then sudden destruction comes upon them as travail upon a woman with child”. (Also, Revelation 12:2). Very intriguing.
  4. Or maybe it’s the “loose cannon” in North Korea, maybe the Rapture, maybe the One World Order as we are so globally integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and cell phones galore. Or just maybe it’s the End of the Age beginning with the 7-year Tribulation Period and culminating in the Second Coming of Jesus.

Don’t Believe Me, Believe Your Bible

Nobody knows (surely not I) which event will be triggered first. What we do know is that the Sun and the Moon are the Lord’s “Faithful and Silent Witnesses” (Psalms 89:37). They will warn us first that this world is rapidly racing to the “Edge of Time”. I strongly reiterate the word “BEFORE” in the scripture from Joel 2:31 at the beginning of this article. I hereby caution, I am NOT a Date-setter, nor into Astrology or Numerology or the “Fame” business, nor any of that stuff. PLEASE do not believe me, believe your Bible, then verify and judge for yourself your findings. 1 John 4:1 says “….try the spirits whether they are from God because many false prophets are gone our into the world”. I am just a Bible believing career Statistician whose Lord and Saviour is Jesus Christ. This article merely attempts to reveal recognizable, confirmed and documented historical facts from NASA and Bible Scriptures of imminent prophetic events that are very well correlated with the coming BLOOD MOONS. That simple. Only Almighty God knows for sure. Glory to God. He does not lie (Proverbs 30:5, Titus 1:2). This BLOOD MOON phenomenon is also not a COINCIDENCE as God does not do COINCIDENCES. His plan from the beginning has always been like a “Ring of Steel”, totally set and unalterable.

We Are Truly A Privileged Generation

You, nor I, nor our parents nor our grandparents,… nor Adam & Eve, yes Adam & Eve, have ever seen or will ever see again such a magnificent PERFECTLY SYNCHRONIZED and ORDERLY ALIGNMENT of Heavenly SIGNS. This Cosmic Countdown so divinely fashioned by our Creator most assuredly tells us that He is literally screaming at us that we are approaching the “EDGE of Time”, as he appears to no longer be “FIRST” in today’s world. Jesus warns us in Matthew 24:34 – “Verily I say unto you. This generation shall not pass till all things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not…”

(Please see graphs below to see how magnificently that our Creator has correlated the time span between the 6th, 7th and coming Tetrad to the specific year of 1948, Israel’s re-birth, and to the specific year of 1967, Jerusalem’s return as the Capital of Israel). What an awesome GOD!!!

Challenging times are now here as these BLOOD MOONS are upon us. However, they will culminate in a beautiful ending, our Lord tells us so. He’s Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, compassionate and in full control. Billions of people will witness these phenomenal SIGNS around the world, specifically the Western Hemisphere as per NASA. WOW, how privileged is that???

As In The Days Of Noah

Yet there are some who will witness these SIGNS and say they are pretty, romantic, no big deal. Others will say they are scare tactics revved up by Bible prophecy junkies. Others will simply say, “I’m not interested, I’ll go watch TV.

Well this is precisely the attitude people had in the days of Noah, and then it began to rain, and rain, and rain… (Luke 17:27).

What Must We Do Now?

In closing, this is a pivotal moment. We must ask ourselves what must we do now? Well, can we please be a little bit brave, put away our complacency and wake up.

Matthew 16:2,3 – “…When it is evening ye say it will be fair weather for the sky is red… O ye hypocrites ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”

We Must:

  1. Get our life and our loved one’s spiritual house in order with Jesus. John 14:6 – “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me.”
  2. Put our efforts into reaching others’ souls to seek Jesus.
  3. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY (Psalms 55:17).
  4. WATCH, WATCH, WATCH, what cargo these BLOOD MOONS will deliver. Luke 21:28 – “And when these things begin to come to Pass, look up lift up your head, for your redemption draweth nigh.” The imminent return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, is upon us. This Cosmic SIGN tells us so. Something BIG is going to happen it couldn’t be more explicit. Glory to Almighty God (Isaiah 46:9 – “…there is none like me”). He is coming back sooner than we may think. After all, how could Almighty God and “secular” NASA both independently be on the same page at the same time for all these thousands of years. Is this not sufficient enough proof necessary to validate that something BIG is about to happen knowing there are no more Biblical BLOOD MOONS for another 600 years. Friends, this is the REAL DEAL and I now do get that.

Special thanks to Mark Biltz for discovering the BIBLICAL TETRADS in 2008. May God Bless you. (Ezekiel 33:3 – “…when he seeth the sword come upon the land…warn the people”).

Other related BLOOD MOON Scriptures: Joel 2:10, 3:15; Amos 8:9,10; Isaiah 13:10, 24:23; Zephaniah 1:14,15; Psalms 19:1-4, 84:11, 89:35-37, 103:19, 104:19; Matthew 24:29; Luke 21:11,25; Mark 13:24; Colossians 2:16,17; Revelation 6:12, 21:23-25, 22:16.

Author: Paul Grevas
e-mail address: pgrevas46@optimum.net

Original source: Blood Moons Coming Soon

All graph’s date (month/day/year) sources are from NASA. Click on graphs to enlarge.

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The following images are 8 of 24 photos of the 13th and final Star of David Planetary Alignment. The five Planets Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, and the Moon line up in a perfect array of two interlocking triangles that form a Star that looks like a “cross” through the heart of the Moon. These photos are a developing progressive phenomenon of our Lord’s Cosmic Countdown of Heavenly Signs for the coming Blood Moons. (Photos are approximately 30 minutes apart, beginning around 10 P.M. July 22, 2013 and ending at 2:00 A.M., MST outside Helena, Montana.) He is truly coming back sooner than we may think.

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STAR OF DAVID #2

Star of David 2

The Noah Movie Deception

The Noah Movie Deception revealed in these two clips.

I wrote an article warning against Hollywood who would take and twist the Bible stories for their own evil and wicked gain. You can read the article here at this link: Biblical films’ Hollywood comeback, dated January 31, 2014. The Devil is at work to deceive.

Be warned Christian – do not be a part of the cesspool of this world. You will drown!

Signs and Seasons in the Heavens

In the beginning when God created the Heaven and the Earth, God created all things with a purpose to fulfil His will. More specifically we read the creation account of Day 4 of the Creation Week, in Genesis 1:14-19 which reads as follows:

Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. (my emphasis and throughout)

God speaks from Heaven by signs and seasons – not just the four seasons as we know them as Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn, but the appointed times and festivals as we read in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance under the Hebrew word:

4150 מועד môwʿêd, mo-ade’; or מעד ʿêd, mo-ade’; or (feminine) מועדה môwʿâdâh, mo-aw-daw’; (2 Ch 8:13), from 3259; properly an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand):- appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn (-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).

A masculine noun meaning an appointed time or place. It can signify an appointed meeting time in general (Ge 18:14; Ex 13:10); a specific appointed time, usually for a sacred feast or festival (Hos 9:5; 12:9); …

When Yahweh created the earth, God set in place an axial tilt of 23.4° which is perfect for the climatic seasons that we experience. It is also perfect to work in harmony with the moon which does not only govern the ocean tides, but also reveals the festival seasons to be celebrated in accordance with the lunar months that dictate the Hebrew calendar. As can be seen from the graphic hereunder the Jewish Festivals as recorded in Leviticus 23 are divinely placed in the harvest seasons of Spring and Autumn.

Earth and Moon Phases

There are also certain lesser Jewish feast days like Hanukkah, Purim and Ninth of Av that are also celebrated, but are not recorded under Leviticus 23. We can also see from Yahweh’s prophetic calendar that the two pagan man-made holidays of “Christmas” and “Easter” do not find any place or command in Yahweh’s feasts. To understand the Feast Holy Days, the main Spring Holy Days have already been historically fulfilled by the first coming of Yahshua Messiah (Jesus Christ), these being Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits and Pentecost. The remaining main Autumn Holy Days, being Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Tabernacles will be fulfilled at Yahshua’s second coming.

Hanukkah

While some Christian believers have said that Hanukkah could be seen as “Christmas”, the real reason for the celebration of the Jewish Feast of Hanukkah is the celebration of retaking the Temple after Antiochus Epiphanes, an evil Greco-Syrian king had desecrated the Temple. There can therefore be no collaborations with “Christmas”. Hanukkah starts 25 Chislev and lasts for eight days. This therefore shows that it is not “Christmas” as we look at the Gregorian calendar days when the celebration takes place:

  • 2014 – December 16-24;
  • 2015 – December 6-14.

Not only does the days fluctuate, but it is never constant for one day December 25 and the Jewish celebration also lasts eight days.

Purim

A lesser Jewish festival held in the Spring in the Hebrew month Adar 14, to commemorate the defeat of Haman’s plot to massacre the Jews as recorded in the Book of Esther. The dates are:

  • 2014 – March 15-16;
  • 2015 – March 4-5.

Passover (Pesach), Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits

These Feast Days were fulfilled in Yahshua Messiah’s death, burial and resurrection during His first coming to the world as the Redeemer. The “Christian” celebration of “Easter” is pagan man-made feast days that has bunnies and chocolate eggs as part of the celebrations that have no foundation or commands from the Holy Scriptures. The dates for the Jewish Feasts are:

  • Jewish Passover
  • 2014 – April 14-22;
  • 2015 – April 3-11.
  • The “Christian Passover/Easter”
  • 2014 – April 18-20.

The dates for the Christian Passover/Easter” are calculated the first Friday after the Pashal full moon. Western churches use the Gregorian calendar, the Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar.

As Yahshua Messiah, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ fulfilled these feast days, He instituted the Lord’s Supper that we are to do in remembrance of His death. We read, as it is written:

1 Cor 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
1 Cor 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
1 Cor 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
1 Cor 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

Pentecost (Shavuot)

This day was fulfilled after Yahshua Messiah ascended to the right hand of our Father Yahweh and the Holy Spirit was sent to those who believed upon Him. This celebration takes place in the Hebrew calendar Sivan 6-7.

Ninth of Av (Fast of Tisha b’Av)

This day of commemoration is due to fine misfortunes which befell the Hebrew fathers – on 9th of Av – decreed fathers should not enter the promised land, first and second Temples destroyed, Bethar was captured and the city of Jerusalem was ploughed up. However, this day primarily commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples by the Babylonians in 586BC and by the Romans in 70AD, respectively. The dates are as follows:

  • 2014 – August 4-5;
  • 2015 – July 25-26.

Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)

This is the Civil New Year in the Hebrew calendar on 1 and 2 Tishri. This feast is yet to be fulfilled in Yahshua Messiah. The dates are as follows:

  • 2014 – September 24-26;
  • 2015 – September 13-15.

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

This festival day will be fulfilled at the second coming of Yahshua Messiah and this day is celebrated in the Hebrew calendar 10 Tishri. The dates are as follows:

  • 2014 – October 3-4;
  • 2015 – September 22-23.

Feast of Tabernacles/Booths (Sukkot)

This feast was partially fulfilled at the birth of Yahshua Messiah when He came to “tabernacle” amongst His people, and it will be fulfilled at Yahshua’s second coming. The feast takes place in the Hebrew calendar 15-21 Tishri. The dates are as follows:

  • 2014 – October 8-15;
  • 2015 – September 27 – October 4.

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

This is a Shabbat (Sabbath) Day that is declared as the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Inside Israel it is known as Shemini Atzeret and is celebrated on Tishri 22 and outside Israel it is known as Simchat Torah and is celebrated on Tishri 23. The occasion is rejoicing in the Torah (or Law) after the weekly reading of the Torah readings. The dates are as follows:

  • 2014 – October 15-17;
  • 2015 – October 4-6.

As can be seen from the dates for 2014 and 2015 they fluctuate and are never constant due to the Jews celebrating during the moon phases in their Hebrew months, just as Yahweh had ordained from His Word given to His people Israel.

Here is another graphic that reveals the seasons as ordained by Yahweh, the One and Only True and Living God.

Jewish Holy Days

Are we also about to see another way in which Yahweh speaks to us and that is through the coming Tetrad of Blood Moons to take place in 2014 and 2015?

Here are some notes that I have gleaned from a report by Prophecy News Watch. We see from Scripture that Yahweh warns about blood moons and the sun not giving its light. Is God about to reveal something during the coming Tetrad of Blood Moons? Scripture gives us clear warnings that these things will come to pass, so be watching and praying (see Mark 13:33; Luke 21:36):

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

So one can see that in the closing of the age upon the earth at the second coming of Yahshua Messiah, there will be signs in the sun and blood moons, however there still appears to be much more fulfilment of prophesies that need to come to pass. Can it be now? Anything is possible with Yahweh so we cannot discount God’s prophetic calendar that He knows better than man does, and He will bring it to pass on His schedule.

Let us also take a look at what the Jewish Talmud (book of tradition interpretation) has to say about lunar and solar eclipses: “When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is as red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world. According to this tradition: Lunar Eclipse = bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel; Blood Moon = sword coming; Solar Eclipse = bad omen for the world.”

Here are the coming Tetrads and also a brief look at the previous ones that had historical importance to Israel and the Jewish people, God’s chosen people. In 2014, Blood Moons will appear on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. In 2015, Blood Moons will appear on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles PLUS two Solar Eclipses – a total eclipse on Nisan 1 (Jewish Religious New Year) and a partial eclipse on Tishri 1 (Jewish Civil New Year). The previous ones of significance were:

The Spanish Inquisition:

1493-1494 Jewish Holy Day Eclipse Schedule

  • 01 Aug. 1492 – Spanish Inquisition.
  • 02 Aug. 1493 – Jewish Passover.
  • 25 Sept. 1493 – Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 22 Mar. 1494 – Jewish Passover.
  • 15 Sept. 1494 – Feast of Tabernacles.

The Birth of a Nation:

1948-1950 Jewish Holy Day Eclipse Schedule

  • 14 May 1948 – Israel’s Birthday.
  • 13 Apr. 1949 – Jewish Passover.
  • 20 July 1949 – Israeli War Armistice.
  • 07 Oct. 1949 – Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 02 Apr. 1950 – Jewish Passover.
  • 26 Sept. 1950 – Feast of Tabernacles.

See Jeremiah 31:10 and Ezekiel 37:21, Matthew 24:32-34. A generation to 2048? or less?

Capture of Jerusalem/Israel Six-Day War:

1967-1968 Jewish Holy Day Eclipse Schedule

  • 24 Apr. 1967 – Jewish Passover.
  • 07 June 1967 – Jerusalem Captured.
  • 18 Oct. 1967 – Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 13 Apr. 1968 – Jewish Passover.
  • 06 Oct. 1968 – Feast of Tabernacles.

2014-2015 Four Blood Moons:

2013-2015 Jewish Holy Day Eclipse & Comet Schedule

  • 28 Nov. 2013 – Hanukkah Comet.
  • 15 Apr. 2014 – Jewish Passover.
  • 08 Oct. 2014 – Feast of Tabernacles.
  • 20 Mar. 2015 – Jewish New Year (Solar).
  • 04 Apr. 2015 – Jewish Passover.
  • 13 Sept. 2015 – Feast of Trumpets (Solar).
  • 28 Sept. 2015 – Feast of Tabernacles.

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Could the following events be on Yahweh’s prophetic calendar for these two coming years:

1. Restarting the Middle East Peace Process (March 2014 time frame has been suggested for showing results of talks)

2. Will the success of these talks lead to “final peace treaty” of Daniel 9:27?

3. Will the failure of talks lead to war of Psalm 83?

4. Iran is about to cross Israel’s “red line” – will this lead to Ezekiel 38?

5. New poll showing 30% want Israel’s temple rebuilt – how close are we to seeing this?

6. EU elections in 2014 – Will a new charismatic EU leader arise?

7. The Burden of Damascus (Isaiah 17) – Will Damascus be destroyed from within?

8. Will a new Muslim leader emerge from the Sunni/Shiite Civil War to unite Islam (The Mahdi)?

9. The Blood Moon Tetrad Cycle begins April 2014 – coincidence?

Soli Deo Gloria

His Name is Yahweh

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We hope that this posting will be of help to you, the reader, in your understanding of what will appear here, as this was made known to me in a greater measure by my dear Brother-in-Christ Dave Webster. In all humility and with a teachable spirit, as a Berean, I started checking out “all things” against the Holy Scriptures and as a result thereof the Holy Spirit has taught me from Yahweh’s Word. I now encourage you, to lay aside your preconceived ideas, traditions and customs of men and mostly any religious dogma you may have, and you too be a Berean and search out what is about to be revealed to you.

As can be seen from the title of this post, we will address the question: “What is the Name of the God of all Creation?” and we will come to the conclusion that His Name is Yahweh! We see in the thousands of religions, cults and even the Judeo-Christian faith that the names that are given to “God” are not the true name of the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them. In fact, even within the Christian faith the true name of God is not being declared as Yahweh has commanded all of mankind how He should be known.

You have often heard the trite statement that “we”, meaning “all religions”, worship the same “God”! However, that statement is so far from the truth that it is an outright lie. If there was any credence in that statement, then one must ask the intelligent question as to why “this one God” has so many different ways that the various religious beliefs can worship “this one God” and also why does “this one God” allow the various religious beliefs to determine whether he has a son, whether he has not a son or whether we are all his sons. The profundity of these latter determinations by the religious.

Firstly, what we should make clear at the outset is, whilst all religions might say we all worship “the same God”, we need to emphatically state that this is not true, but all religions worship different “Gods”! In fact, to be more precise they worship gods! In the Holy Bible the words “God / god / gods” all have the same title name, for these words are not proper names, but nouns, and the title name is the Hebrew word Elohiym. God as the Creator is known as Elohiym and the idol god(s) are all known by the same title elohiym.

Secondly, we also see in the Old Testament that the Creator also has His name translated into English and designated as LORD (all in capital letters) which is the Hebrew word Yehovah, according to the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance as it states under the following Hebrew word entry:

3068 Yehovah, yeh-ho-vah’; from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:- Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 5050 and 3069. A noun meaning God. The word refers to the proper name of the God of Israel, particularly the name by which He revealed Himself to Moses (Ex. 6:2,3). The divine has traditionally not been pronounced, primarily out of respect for its sacredness (cf. Ex. 20:7; Dt. 28:58). Until the Renaissance, it was written without vowels in the Hebrew text of the OT, being rendered as YHWH.

At this point, we request that you turn to the beginning of the Holy Bible – and if you are at Genesis 1:1, we must stress that you turn to the “beginning” of your Bible – the Preface. It is in the preface, if you have one, that you will notice how man has tampered with the Holy Word of Yahweh by removing His Name from the Holy Scriptures. You will note in your preface that appears in many English YHWHtranslations that the Name of Yahweh which appears in the original Hebrew autographs as the tetragrammatons YHWH – which are the Hebrew letters read from right to left (yod-hey-vav-hey) has been substituted with the English word “LORD”. The proper Name of God YHWH has been removed from the Holy Bible as we know it, some 6,823+ times. Neil Snyder says the following:

It’s regrettable that the Name “Yahweh” doesn’t appear even once in the text of the three most popular Bible translations on the market today. The King James Bible, the New American Standard Bible, and the New International Version leave God’s Name out completely, and they substitute the titles “LORD” and “GOD” where the Name “Yahweh” belongs in the Scriptures.

There are two significant problems with this editorial tradition. First, “LORD” and “GOD” are titles—not names, and Yahweh commanded us to declare His Name to the world. He never even hinted that we should declare His titles to the world. Second, the titles “lord” and “god” can be applied appropriately to wood, rock, or metal, and Yahweh Himself refers to anything that has been fashioned into an idol for worship as either a “god” or a “lord.” In other words, these titles don’t distinguish between Yahweh and inanimate objects or false deities. Once more, Yahweh did not tell us to declare His titles to the world. He did command us to tell the world who He is by Name.

In the Old Testament, the Name “Yahweh” should appear where you see the phrase “the LORD” where all the letters in the word “LORD” are capitalized. It should also appear where you see the phrase “the Lord GOD” where all the letters in the word “GOD” are capitalized. Many times Yahweh’s Name is translated as “LORD of hosts” where all the letters in the word “LORD” are capitalized. In Hebrew, this phrase is Yahweh Sabaoth, and it means “Yahweh Master of legions.” It refers to Yahweh as the Supreme Sovereign in the universe—the ruler of everyone and everything including the forces of nature.

According to Charles Ryrie, author of Ryrie Study Bible, Yahweh’s Name appears in Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament exactly 6,823 times. (Ryrie, Charles. Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition, Moody, 1995, p. 6). That number probably seems large to you, and I hope it raises questions in your mind about why you haven’t heard a lot about God’s Name in church. And we know this, too. The New Testament is loaded with direct quotes and paraphrased passages from the Old Testament and many times those Old Testament verses contain the words “LORD” and “GOD” in capital letters. The Name “Yahweh” belongs there, but it’s not always easy to identify where God’s Name should be in the New Testament because most Bible translations don’t pay enough attention to the case of the letters brought from the Old Testament to the New Testament.

It makes sense to me that somewhere along the way in their studies of the Scriptures most preachers would have picked up on all the commands in the Bible associated with God’s Name and would have pointed them out to their congregations, but it hasn’t happened on a large scale, at least until now. The fact that so few preachers tell their congregations about Yahweh by Name is troubling.

The systematic removal of God’s Name from the Scriptures and from daily use by His people has had serious repercussions. God tied His promises, His covenant, His Law, and salvation to His Name. Moreover, He commanded us to know His Name, to seek His Name, to bless His Name, and to share His Name with everyone. In fact, these are unambiguous commands that come straight from the Bible, but it is evident that most Christians simply read past them without giving it a second thought. It’s as if they think it doesn’t matter, even though Yahweh said it matters—a lot.

There is only one person spirit I can think of who has a fanatical interest in hiding Yahweh’s Name (and the promises associated with it) from the human population. He is none other than Satan himself. The Holy Spirit may have allowed him to do it, but He certainly did not condone it. You need to keep this fact in mind as you read this book. The Holy Spirit may permit Satan to lead us into gross errors, but that does not mean He approves of all our actions. Despite our disobedience where Yahweh’s Name is concerned, He has blessed us as a testament to His own generosity, kindness, patience, and love, but now it is time for us to obey Yahweh.

It is imperative that the One and Only True God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent (John 17:3) is declared correctly and rightfully to the world in order that they know that the True Elohiym being declared in the Great Commission is YHWH (Yahweh) so that there is no confusion. If mention is made of “God” it is so easily misinterpreted as the many gods that the pagan and heathen unbelieving world worship. The same applies to the reference of Lord as there are many lords in world religions, as we read:

1 Corinthians 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

God wants His Name to stand alone, separated from all idol false gods. This has much bearing when it comes to making reference to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the New Testament. He is Yahshua HaMeshiach which is translated Yahweh’s salvation, God’s anointed One. When the angel Gabriel spoke to Joseph and Mary in the Gospel of Luke, he would have spoken to this Jewish couple in the Hebrew tongue, for that is what their language was, not Greek. To confirm the True Deity of the Saviour of the world that He is Yahweh let’s look at some Scriptures that confirm how Yahweh commands that we should declare His Name (“the LORD” has been substituted with YHWH):

Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith YHWH, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
Isa 43:11 I, even I, am YHWH; and beside me there is no saviour.
Isa 43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith YHWH, that I am God.

And in Isaiah 33:22 we read:

Isa 33:22 For YHWH is our judge, YHWH is our lawgiver, YHWH is our king; he will save us.

And we also see the fulfilment of the prophecies in Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 4:5 that is speaking about John the Baptist coming to announce Yahshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) at His first coming, that confirms that Yahshua is YHWH manifest in flesh, as we read:

Isa 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of YHWH, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of YHWH: [John the Baptist would go before Yahshua Messiah in the spirit and power of Elijah – cf. Luke 1:17; Matthew 17:12,13]

Mat 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of YHWH, make his paths straight.

The whole Bible confirms the True God that must be declared and He is Yahweh (YHWH). Here are further studies on this issue. Go and make known to the world Who is the True Saviour of the World.

SOLI DEO GLORIA

We Are At The Final Moment ~ Paul McGuire

This prophecy for America is not only for them, but it will affect all the nations around the world, and that includes us in South Africa.

2 Chronicles 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

1 Peter 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

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Biblical films’ Hollywood comeback

Hollywood that has always blasphemed the Holy Name of God and His Son Jesus Christ, that has pushed Roman Catholicism in the religious parts of movies, that has advocated the homosexual agenda and promoted the evolutionist, humanist and environmentalist doctrines, is now going to make billions of dollars off the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible; that Hollywood, a.k.a. Sodom and Gomorrah,  which has trashed the Holiness of God with much disdain.

Gullible Christians are going to be duped into parting with their money to support and enrich people like Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg. Most of the actors, actresses, directors and producers are the very people that blaspheme YHWH – God Almighty – and show their hatred for all things Biblical, the very people that promote fornication and adultery, murder, stealing, lying, covetousness, drunkenness, swearing and a whole host of other immoral abominations are going to greedily get rich off the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. And many of the actors and actresses cannot even stay married to one partner during their careers, but have been bed-hopping as the seasons pass!

The real devilish thing is that the very True Bible doctrines are going to be compromised just to have a box-office hit. The facts will be changed for action and dramatization effects and the story line will be changed to suit those directing and producing the films. It’s already seen in the film Noah – where the hereunder article speaks of Noah’s “adopted” daughter played by Harry Potter (witchcraft movie) actress Emma Watson. Scripture says nothing about an “adopted” daughter. In fact the Bible says only eight souls were saved -

Genesis 7:7  And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

Genesis 10:1  Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

2 Peter 2:5  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

Be forewarned Christian – do not be duped by the devil’s work.

However, our evangelical prayer in all of this is that the unbelieving Hollywood actors, actresses, producers, directors, and everyone associated with ‘Tinseltown’, the movie-goer and even the lukewarm and false Christian will be converted and be born-again, that God Almighty will be glorified and He will use what is intended for evil to be for His ultimate Good! With God all things are possible.

The original article appears at The Telegraph website.

Superheroes are being elbowed out by Noah and Mary as Hollywood makes 2014 year of the biblical epic.

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Mary Mother of Christ, whose title character will be played by Odeya Rush Photo: REX FEATURES

Nick Allen

By Nick Allen, Los Angeles

3:41PM GMT 25 Dec 2013

The saint-like image of a hooded woman looms out from the movie poster, her arms outstretched as a divine light bursts from the sky. A message written above is simple and unambiguous: “You Will Believe.”

So goes the promotional campaign for the forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster Mary Mother of Christ. “It is a part of Mary, Joseph and Jesus’ life that has not been shown on the big screen before,” reads a synopsis. “Under the reign of terror of Herod the Great and, against all odds, they survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.” It promises “faith-based high action drama” − and there is no room in the audience for doubting Thomases.

Mary Mother of Christ, whose title character will be played by Odeya Rush, a 16-year-old Israeli-born actress, is one of a series of unashamedly Christian biblical epics due to appear next year, marking an unprecedented overture by Hollywood to America’s evangelical heartland.

Studio executives who have spent the past few years releasing superhero and zombie films have, it seems, had an epiphany. Now their new best friends are evangelical pastors whose endorsements they actively seek, even inviting them on to sets during production. Pastors in turn play clips from films of which they approve to 10,000-strong congregations on 40ft wide movie screens.

Larry Ross, who has handled publicity for Christian groups and leaders including Rick Warren and Billy Graham, said “no pastor goes to seminary in order to market movies” but if the movie “proves edifying to their congregation, if it builds their faith”, they would recommend it.

In March audiences will be treated to Noah, a $150million special effects-laden extravaganza, in which Russell Crowe will build an ark and rescue mankind from the Great Flood. Harry Potter actress Emma Watson will play his adopted daughter, and Sir Anthony Hopkins is portraying Methuselah. The ark was built on Long Island, New York.

Noah will be followed by Sir Ridley Scott’s Exodus, in which Christian Bale, as Moses, will part the Red Sea. Scenes from ancient Egypt have been reconstructed in southern Spain, with Bale wielding a bow and arrow and Sigourney Weaver playing the Pharaoh’s wife. Scott has described the film, in a less than godly phrase, as “F—— huge”.

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Another movie of Moses’ life called Gods and Kings is also planned. Steven Spielberg was due to make it but has been replaced by Ang Lee, who won the Best Director Oscar this year for Life of Pi. Meanwhile, Son of God will tell the story of Jesus’ life, with Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado in the lead role. Will Smith is said to be planning a film based on the story of Cain and Abel, and Brad Pitt is rumoured to be playing Pontius Pilate in a separate project. There will also be Resurrection, in which a Roman soldier is sent to investigate Christ’s death. It has been likened to “Gladiator, with a mystery bent”.

Phil Cooke, a film-maker and media consultant to Christian organisations, said Hollywood’s epiphany had financial, not spiritual, origins. “What’s happened is they’ve understood it’s very good business to take Christians seriously, and this is a real serious market,” he said.

“For years Hollywood bent over backwards to reach special interest groups, be it feminists or environmentalists. It has finally realised that there are 91  million evangelical Christians in America.”

For their part, studio executives have taken something of a leap of faith that films in which religious figures save the world will bring big box office receipts.

That faith is based in no small part on the success of The Bible, a television mini-series shown on the History channel earlier this year, which averaged 11.4 million viewers and became America’s most watched cable show of 2013.

“It made the Bible cool to talk about again,” said Mr Cooke. “The separation of church and state in America is so strong that people had become afraid to talk about God, at work or at school. Suddenly, these Bible stories were water cooler conversation again.”

Since the days of epics such as Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments more than half a century ago, Hollywood and America’s Christian areas have rarely seen eye to eye. A low point was Martin Scorsese’s 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ, which featured sex scenes, and flopped after Roman Catholics led a boycott.

But in 2004 Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ achieved great commercial success, thanks partly to the endorsement of prominent Christians such as Rev Billy Graham. Since then, studios including Warner Bros, Sony and Fox have nurtured faith-based audiences. They have created “faith” divisions and employed Bible scholars to check scripts. “Mega-church” pastors have been invited to preview films months before their release.

Websites have also been created for pastors to download trailers to show during sermons. The push includes promoting films with Christian groups globally, particularly in South America and Africa.

However, that audience is knowledgeable about the subject matter and Hollywood is wrestling with questions of dramatic licence. One of next year’s epics has already run into controversy. Test screenings for Noah with a Christian audience in Arizona, and a Jewish audience in New York, reportedly produced troubling results. It has been suggested that the film shows Noah as an early opponent of climate change. Its director, Darren Aronofsky, has called him the “first environmentalist”.

Brian Godawa, a screenwriter, claimed to have read an early version of the script and said it portrayed a scenario in which the Great Flood was caused by man’s “disrespect” for the environment. Paramount, the studio behind Noah, remains adamant that it will sail on to success.

Whatever happens, Noah will have the same advantage for studios as the other biblical epics. Unlike movies based on superheroes, or the latest literary sensation such as Fifty Shades of Grey, the studios will not have to pay millions of dollars in copyright and licensing fees. The stories in the Bible are free to use.

15 Tishri ~ You Can Know the True Day of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Birth

We can truly know the correct day of the nativity of the God-man our Lord Jesus Christ, if Christians who hold to Sola Scriptura and who live by every Word of God will only read and trust the Scriptures as they say they always do.

Those who say they celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ on December 25 each year should go back and examine, study and search out the Scriptures that speak of our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who exegete the Scriptures and know much historical accounts of the Word of God, choose to reject the historical evidence presented in God’s Word. To say God reveals every other detail of His story, but remains silent on the incarnation – the birth – of His only begotten Son is to be downright naive. The only possible reason that this might be the mindset of many Christians is that they do not wish to surrender their desire for the heathen day with all its pagan traditions. Too many people – family, friends, children and grandchildren are going to be affected by this change in their life. If there is no change, is this not going to be a compromising of the Word of God?

What we should realise is that daily Christians should be thankful for God coming to this world in the Person of His Son in order to redeem sinners to Himself. I do not think that any Christian denies the birth of our Saviour. It is just a matter of understanding when our Saviour was born into this world. In order to find out we should understand that our Lord Jesus Christ was born into this world still under the Jewish Levitical system and every detail revealed in Luke chapters 1 and 2 are of pertinent importance. Every Word is God breathed and has a real reason why God has revealed it in Scripture for our instruction and teaching and His clear revelation.

At any given time, we have at some time dealt with and made the complex calculations of the Daniel prophecy dealing with the 70th Week, without any problems it would seem, but when it comes to making the calculations surrounding the birth of our Saviour, Christians who are “Daniel experts” have found it a problem to tie up the information given to us to calculate the time of Christ’s birth, even saying we cannot be sure of His birth, but yet how can you then be sure of the complex Daniel prophecy? Is it not a choice to want to speak with authority on the Daniel prophecy, but neglect the birth of the Saviour out of a choice to be wilful ignorant holding to the “Christmas” tradition of man? Whilst some might look into dictionaries to find the meaning of “Christmas” or the “mas” portion of the word, we should in fact look to the very Word of God, examining the law and prophets, the historical events and the translations from the original Hebrew and Greek autographs, if possible. This will reveal the Truth; but we have the added benefit of Bible helps by being able to look into lexicons and concordances without being experts in the Hebrew and Greek tongues.

The Gospel of Luke is the foundation from where we can start our study leading to the calculation of when our Lord Jesus Christ was born. To start from the course of Abia (Abijah) cross referencing the Holy Scriptures to see that it was the eighth course according to 1 Chronicles 24:10 and that the Hebrew calendar was a 360-day lunar calendar that had 51 weeks (357 days) and that due to the priests appearing twice in the year according to the 24 courses of 1 Chronicles 24 plus the three festivals when all the males had to appear before the Lord in accordance with Deuteronomy 16:16, “in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles,” we end up with 51 weeks = one year. We also know that the feast of unleavened bread was on the fifteenth Nisan (Leviticus 23:5-8) and the feast of weeks (Shavuot/Pentecost – Leviticus 23:15,16) appear in the early part of the year, therefore the course of Abia (Abijah) would be in effect week ten (2+8) and the feast of tabernacles (Booths – Leviticus 23:33-43) would appear in the Hebrew seventh month starting fifteenth Tishri (i.e. September/October). We learn that after an angel appears to Zacharias in the temple confirming that his wife Elizabeth would conceive and the child to be born would be named John (the Baptist) (see Luke 1:13) we are also told that John would be a forerunner to the Messiah who “shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias” (Elijah) (see Luke 1:17). We are then told that:

Luke 1:23  And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. Luke 1:24  And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Luke 1:25  Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. Luke 1:26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, Luke 1:27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

So Elizabeth conceived, possibly after her monthly menstruation in accordance with Leviticus 15:19,25 which was after two weeks to comply with the purity laws which would then bring the conception of John to be in or about the 12th week of the year. If John was then born about thirty-nine weeks (nine months) later then John’s birth would take place at the Passover during or just after the fifty-first week (12+39=51). Also remember that Elizabeth’s cousin Mary also conceived in the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy. In Luke 1:31-36 we read:

Luke 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Luke 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: Luke 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1:34  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? Luke 1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:36  And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

Therefore, from these calculations that there is a six month gap between the conception of John and the conception of our Lord Jesus Christ we know that six months would take us from the Hebrew month of Nisan (March/April) to the Hebrew month of Tishri (September/October). Therefore, if John the Baptist was born at the Passover (Nisan), the Son of Man Jesus Christ was born six months later at the feast of tabernacles (Tishri). But how do we confirm these two dates. Well we need to look at what Scripture tells us. Let God speak to confirm His mandate and revelation.

In Jewish tradition of celebrating the Passover here is an extensive quote from a book penned by writer titled The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ which reads as follows:

The Jewish tradition during the Passover feast has a chair left open and a wine goblet set at Elijah’s place at the seder table each year awaiting his arrival.

The word seder is:

Hebrew for “set order”; the ritual Passover meal that is observed in specific order. (Christ in the Passover, Ceil & Moishe Rosen, Moody Publishers, Chicago, page 10 under definitions)

A quote from the book titled Christ in the Passover will also set out the setting of a traditional Jewish Passover seder table:

“Also at the seder table, beside each place setting are small wine goblets – small because four times they will be filled with sweet, red Passover wine during the seder. The custom of drinking four cups dates back to ancient Temple times. The Mishnah [Hebrew for the collection of oral law that forms the basis of the Talmud; compiled by Judah ha-Nasi (c. AD 135 to 220) – page 9 under definitions] teaches that, according to two authorities, Rabbi Yohanon and Rabbi Benayah, these four cups correspond to the four verbs in Exodus 6:6-7, describing God’s redemption: I will bring you out; I will free you; I will redeem you; I will take you to be My people.

“Two of the wine goblets at the table are usually larger and more ornate than the rest. They have silver, intricate pictures of the Bible history crafted into the metal. One of these goblets sits at the head of the table for the ruler of the feast; the other occupies a prominent place at the foot of the table, before an empty chair. It awaits the lips of Elijah, who, according to Malachi 4:5, is to announce the coming of the Messiah. The prophet is the invited guest of honor at every seder, for, should he come, it would indeed be the most festive of Passovers! The Messianic hope prevails more strongly at Passover than at any other time, for Midrashic tradition says: “Nisan is the month of redemption; in Nisan Israel was redeemed from Egypt; in Nisan Israel will again be redeemed” (Exodus Rabbah 15:12 Cf. chap. 6, 64-66) (Christ in the Passover, Ceil & Moishe Rosen, Moody Publishers, Chicago, pages 82-83)

More will be discussed later in this book under the Passover section dealing with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, during the Passover traditions, a child goes and opens the house door to see if Elijah has “arrived”, to accept the invitation to come inside and announce the coming of the Messiah, and as he is not outside the door, tradition has it that the Jewish Passover celebrators keep his place open awaiting the “arrival” possibly next year! This goes on year after year. Now let us read what Scripture says about John the Baptist coming in the spirit and power of Elijah (Luke 1:17). At the transfiguration of Christ, Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus and His disciples Peter, James and John. And this is recorded in Matthew 17:10-13 ~

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already [see Matthew 11:14], and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. [See also Mark 9:10-13 and Luke 9:33]”

We also read about the account of our Lord Jesus Christ that also confirms why He was born at the feast of tabernacles. A very important Scripture that reveals the Word of God who was with God and who was God becomes flesh and “dwelt” on the earth as we read:

John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Let us examine the word “dwelt” that appears in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance as Greek word 4637 skēnoō, skay-no’-o; from 4636, to tent or encamp, i.e. (figurative) to occupy (as a mansion) or (special) to reside (as God did in the tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion): – dwell. The Greek word 4636  skēnos, skay’-nos; from 4633; a hut or temporary residence, i.e. (figurative) the human body (as the abode of the spirit): – tabernacle. The first word skēnoō is the only time it appears in the New Testament. It is also a fact that when “a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed” (see Luke 2:1) took place it was at the time of the feast of tabernacles. For Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem for he was of the house and lineage of David (see Luke 2:4) and the place would have had also all the house of Israel to present themselves before the Lord in accordance with Deuteronomy 16:16 and as determined beforehand that our Lord would be born in the month of Tishri, there would have been an overcrowding where no place would be found in the inn. However, in accordance with the requirements of the feast of tabernacles, all Israelites were to dwell in booths as we read in Leviticus 23:39-43:

Lev 23:39  Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. Lev 23:40  And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. Lev 23:41  And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Lev 23:42  Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: Lev 23:43  That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

We therefore see that they stayed in a tabernacle – a booth for the duration of the feast as commanded by God, which then would dispel the notion of a stable, for the Holy Scriptures do not speak of a stable. The angels said the sign would be, as we read:

Luke 2:12  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

There is nothing that dispels this sign, as in booths mangers were found. We read in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance the Hebrew word 5521 sukkâh, sook-kaw’: feminine of 5520; a hut or lair – booth, cottage, covert, pavilion, tabernacle, tent. A feminine singular noun meaning a booth, a thicket. This term is used for temporary shelters used to cover animals (Ge 33:17); warriors (2Sa 11:11); and the prophet Jonah (Jnh 4:5). It is used poetically to refer to the clouds (Job 36:29; Ps 18:11[12]). A specialized usage is employed for booths constructed for the fall harvest festival (Le 23:42,43). The festival was known as the chag hassukkôwth (2282), the Feast of Booths (Dt 16:13,16). This was to remind the Israelites that they lived in booths when the Lord brought them up from Egypt (Le 23:43).

The feast of the tabernacle also fits with our Lord Jesus Christ being born on the first day, being fifteenth Tishri which was a Sabbath and He would have also been circumcised on the eighth day which was also a Sabbath. See also the significance that God rescued His people out of Egypt, a type of the world, and our Lord Jesus Christ was born at the festival to rescue sinners out of the world, too. Another quote from the text of The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ reads as follows:

If Jesus was born on the first day of Sukkot, “The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD” (Leviticus 23:34), then He would have been circumcised on the “eighth great day” a festival following Sukkot. Shemini Atseret (“Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly”) is a festival observed immediately after Sukkot (Tabernacles), i.e., on 22nd Tishri (i.e. the seventh month), as laid down in the Pentateuch: “On the eighth day you shall observe a holy occasion … it is a solemn gathering (Atseret); you shall not work at your occupations” (Lev. 23:36; cf. Num. 29:35). The term Atseret (lit. “concluding festival”) is also applied to the last day of Passover (Deut. 16:8) and, by the rabbis, to Shavu’Ot (RH 1:2; Shev. 1:1). This day was the original “Simchat Torah” (Rejoicing of the Law) {n. Judaism A festival celebrating the Law of Moses and the completion of the year’s cycle and subsequent new beginning, observed on the 22nd or 23rd day of Tishri (September/October) – which is now held the following day in Rabbinic Judaism. [Hebrew śimhat tôrâ, rejoicing in the Torah, Simchat Torah: śimhâ, joy (from śāmēah, to rejoice) + tôrâ, torah.]} (www.answers.com/topics/shemini-atseret).

For a moment stop and consider this, that our Lord Jesus Christ who as a growing boy would have celebrated all the feast days as His Father God Almighty had commanded in the Torah, and most specifically whilst appearing before the Lord at the feast of tabernacles, as all the males had to appear as commanded in the law, our Lord Jesus Christ would have celebrated the holy convocation of how God had delivered His people Israel out of Egypt (bondage). He most probably also heard the account from Joseph and His mother Mary of His first nativity, that He was born at one of the feast of tabernacles and He would most probably have heard how He was laid in a manger and that the shepherds had come to see this wonderful event (see Luke 2:8-14). The people present would have also known about the birth of the Saviour in and amongst them, for the shepherds – the first evangelists – went about broadcasting the news to those present (see Luke 2:15-20). As a young child, in a house, with His mother, later He would also have experienced the wise men from the east coming to worship Him and giving Him gifts (see Matthew 2:11). Our Lord Jesus Christ would have understood that He was the Saviour who was born into this world to redeem His people just as God had redeemed His people. There would have been great celebration to God in heaven by the people, whilst right in their very midst was the Saviour, the Messiah who, too, would redeem His people, Jew and Gentile, one day in the future with His own precious blood as a sacrifice and an atonement, when our Lord Jesus Christ would fulfil another feast celebration at the feast of Passover/unleavened bread. There would have been no “Christmas trees, boughs of holly or mistletoe” in His booth or any booth for that matter. There would have been no intention to celebrate as such, for God had not commanded these particular practices, and certainly there would be no fat-man with a white beard in a red-suit named Satan Claus making his rounds from booth to booth delivering gifts to those in attendance, for the attendees were celebrating and remembering their journey in the wilderness and how God delivered and kept them and lead them into the promised land. And our Lord Jesus Christ fulfiled the feast by delivering and keeping His people and leading them into heaven. Besides, the Jews would have known what the prophet Jeremiah had spoken about “Learn not the way of the heathen” (see Jeremiah 10:2).

You see, the a foregoing Scriptures and many others, confirm the true birth day of our Lord Jesus Christ. There can be no other way, for Christ knows when He was born. Therefore, how can man, Christian or heathen, say the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ was on December 25th? Why would anyone remember and celebrate the birth of God’s Son on a day He has not commanded in Old and New Testaments. In fact, it is clear that God’s Word speaks of another day in which the anointed of God took on human form, as we read:

Galatians 4:3  Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: Galatians 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Galatians 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

In “the fulness of time” was at the feast of tabernacles, no other time. We are to be witnesses for Christ in this world sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we are given a command how to remember our Lord Jesus Christ, by everyday, or as often as we partake in it, “this do in remembrance of me,” as we read:

Luke 22:19  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Luke 22:20  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

1Cor 11:23  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 1Cor 11:24  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 1Cor 11:25  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 1Cor 11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

SOLI DEO GLORIA!

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