Monday, December 30, 2013

Modern Day Israel Time Table

The approximate time of the birth of Zionism and the return of Jews to Palestine. Small
numbers of Jews had been living in the land for two millennia, but this was the date of an
agricultural school, the Mikveh Israel, was founded near Jaffa by the Alliance of Israelite
Universelle, a French Jewish association.

1882 - 1903 Migration was accompanied by a revival of the Hebrew language and attracted Jews of all kinds;religious, secular, nationalists and left-wing socialists. Socialists aimed to reclaim the land by becoming peasants and forming collectives. In Zionist history, the different waves of Jewish
settlement are known as "aliyah". During the First Aliyah, between 1882 and 1903, about
35,000 Jews moved to what is now Israel. By 1890, Jews were a majority in Jerusalem, although
the area was populated mainly by Muslim (settled and nomad Bedouins) and Christian Arabs.

1896 Theodor Herzl published Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State), in which he asserted that the
solution to growing antisemitism in Europe (the so-called "Jewish Question") was to establish a
Jewish state. In 1897, the Zionist Organisation was founded and the First Zionist Congress
proclaimed its aim "to establish a home for the Jewish people in Palestine secured under public
law. However, Zionism was regarded with suspicion by the Ottoman rulers and was unable to
make major progress.

1904 - 1914 Between 1904 and 1914, around 40,000 Jews settled in Southern Syria (the
Second Aliyah). In 1908 the Zionist Organization set up the Palestine Bureau (also known as the "Eretz Israel Office") in Jaffa and began to adopt a systematic Jewish settlement policy. Migrants were mainly from Russia (which then included part of Poland), escaping persecution. The first Kibbutz, Degania, was founded by 9 Russian socialists in 1909. In 1909 residents of Jaffa established the first entirely Hebrew-speaking city, Ahuzat Bayit (later renamed Tel Aviv). Hebrew newspapers and books were published, Hebrew schools, Jewish political parties and workers organizations were established.

1914 - 1917 World War 1 During World War I, most Jews supported the Germans because they were fighting the Russians who were regarded as the Jews' main enemy. In Britain, the government sought Jewish support for the war effort for a variety of reasons including an erroneous anti-semitic perception of "Jewish power" over the Ottoman Empire's Young Turks movement, and a desire to secure American Jewish support for US intervention on Britain's behalf.

There was already sympathy for the aims of Zionism in the British government, including the
Prime-Minister Lloyd-George. In late 1917, the British Army drove the Turks out of Southern
Syria, and the British foreign minister, Lord Balfour, sent a public letter to Lord Rothschild, a
leading member of his party and leader of the Jewish community. The letter subsequently became
known as the Balfour Declaration of 1917.

The declaration provided the British government with a pretext for claiming and governing the
country. New Middle Eastern boundaries were decided by an agreement between British and
French bureaucrats. The agreement gave Britain control over what would now be called "Palestine".

Nov 2, 1917 The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) was a letter from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild (Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland:

"His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for
the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object,
it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious
rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed
by Jews in any other country."

The "Balfour Declaration" was later incorporated into the Sevres peace treaty with the Ottoman
Empire and the Mandate for Palestine. The original document is kept at the British Library.

Dec 11, 1917General Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot to celebrate its capture in World War 1. Fighting began on Nov 17, 1917 (Rosh Chodesh, first crescent moon) until the Turks formally surrendered theterritory. The day of Allenby’s entry into Jerusalem, Dec 11, 1917 was the first day of Hanukkah, celebrating the cleansing of the Temple during the time of the Maccabee’s defeat of Antioch Epiphanies in 165 BC.

May 1945 The war in Europe comes to an end as Germany is defeated by the allies. More than 250,000 displaced Jews (DP’s) are left in concentration camps administered by U.S. Forces until they can be relocated.

1945 - 1948 Jewish DP’s are still overwhelmingly waiting in the former concentration camps for resolution of where they are to be relocated. The British who have the mandate to rule Palestine are refusing to allow Jews to immigrate to Palestine in order to appease the Arabs. Harry Truman asks Britain to allow 100,000 DP’s immediate entry to Palestine, but Britain refuses.

1947 Britain turns the Palestine issue over to the United Nations to resolve. A United Nation’s
resolution is passed to partition Palestine into both Jewish and Arab states. The Jews accept the
plan, but the Arabs refuse, demanding that all of Palestine be given to them.

1947 - 1948 Debates within the U.N. continue on the fate of Palestine, but the resolution to partition the land and create two new nations, a Jewish and an Arab state remain firm. The date of the formal
creation of the two states is decided to be May 15, 1948. The Arabs threaten war against the Jews
if the resolution is carried out.

May 15, 1948 The Jews declare the creation of the State of Israel. Harry Truman and the United States are the first to recognize the newly created state. Arab armies attack Israel beginning the first Arab Israeli war.

January 1949 Arab nations agree to a tenuous cease fire and end of the initial conflict but refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist.

June 7, 1967 Jerusalem is captured by the Jewish Defense Forces and the city is united under Jewish rule for time since the Judean southern kingdom. Sites are opened for access to Jews, Moslems, and
Christians on June 23, 1967.

1973 Yom Kippur War Egypt and Syria launch a surprise attach on the Jewish day of fasting, Yom Kippur. The Egyptians and Syrians advance for the first 48 hours after which the momentum swings in Israel’s favor. Israel clearly had the military victory over both Syria and Egypt, but it suffered a large blow to morale as well as substantial human casualties. The outcome of the Yom Kippur War set the stage for "a new phase in Israeli-Egyptian relations" ending ultimately in the signing of the Camp David Peace Accords.

1973 to Present Conflict with Hezbollah, Hamas, and other neighbors continually presses upon and wears down the nation of Israel. Intifada with the Palestinians flare up in 1987-1993 and 2000. Various attempts at peace are negotiated but never take hold.

Palestinians continue to refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist and expect Israel to negotiate on these impossible terms. The world continues to press Israel to trade land for peace in spite of the attitude of the Palestinians and surrounding Arab nations. Hate and mistrust prevail on both sides of the issue. The clock is ticking.

As 2013 comes to a close I hope this chart will help you understand how modern Israel came into being. As we move toward 2017 these issues will become increasingly more difficult as momentous events prophetically unfold in the Middle East.

Next Topic begins in 2014: The Lost Tribes of Israel - How We Have Lost our Identity



Saturday, December 28, 2013


1. Betrothal: Bread and wine Covenant meal (Passover) Luke 22:14-20
The families meet and covenant with each other. The betrothal is now official.

2. Groom goes and prepares a place in his father’s house. John 14:1-3
The groom now goes and prepares a place at his father’s house for them to live.

3. Bride makes herself ready (Holy, blameless, no spot or wrinkle on her dress) Matt 24:44, Matt 25:10, Luke 12:35-40, 1 Peter 1:4-10
The bride prepares for the coming wedding as she awaits the day.

4. Bride Groom returns on the “day that no man knows” (Only the father of BG knows what day to send BG) Matt 24:36
Only the father knows what day he will send the son for the bride.

5.Proceeded by his best man (The forerunner--Elijah or Spirit of Elijah) Mark 1:2, Luke 7:27
At the appointed time the father sends the best man to warn the bride of the bridegroom’s coming.
 6. The best man (Elijah) sounds the trumpet to warn the bride of BG’s coming (Feast of Trumpets) Matt 24:29-31
The shofar sounds and the bride hears the sound and readies herself. She knows what the shofar means!

7. Bride rises and lights her lamp which is filled with oil. Matt 25:1-13
She is ready and waiting for him!

8. Bride Groom comes and receives her to himself (Rapture, end of age, Day of Atonement. Matt25:10 The bride is enraptured!

9. Wedding ceremony and feast  last for seven days (Feast of Tabernacles) Harvest Feast Deut 16:13-15, Rev 19:9
The great wedding supper is a joyous occasion.

10. “A New Beginning” (8th Day) just the two of them come away and have an intimate dinner together.

        * Jews call this Shemini Atzeret (linger one more day with me)

        * Prophetically: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb Rev 19:7-9

Next Post: Modern Day Israel Time Table

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Do Know or Not Do Know? That is the Question.

The Second Coming
Your dead shall live; together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Isaiah 26.19

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thess 4.16

The Feast of Trumpets announces the (second) coming of the Messiah. In ancient days when Israel was in captivity in Babylon the feast had to be proclaimed by the new moon. This is the only feast that begins on a new moon. The priests would watch for the new moon and announce the feast when they saw the first sliver of the new moon. Since the land of captivity was so large it took two days for the word to travel to all those in the Diaspora (scattering). Yom Teruah became know as “one long day”. It also became known as “the day no man knows”.

Jews celebrate Yom Teruah for 49 hours because no one knows exactly when the new moon will be sighted.

The Lord is saying that even Satan doesn’t know the hour He will return. It is the only feast that the exact time it begins is not known. This is to confuse the enemy. Ref: 1 Cor 2.8: which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. The Father keeps the enemy guessing because he knows this is the end for him.

During Trumpets the shofar is blown 100 times in what is called the Teruah blast--three short shrill blasts of warning. Those three blasts are repeated 33 times = 99 sounds. The 100th and final blast is know in Hebrew culture as “the last trump”. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Cor 15.51-52

The Lord is cryptically telling us when He is going to return through the Feast of Trumpets. We will not know the exact day or hour but we are to be watching and waiting at this particular time on the calendar. We should not be surprised by a thief in the night.
Here is what Paul has to say:
"But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." 1 Thess 5.1-11

We do know when the Lord is coming! He is coming on some future Feast of Trumpets. We are not to be surprised by the thief in the night. We are to be watching during the “day no man knows”, the 49 hour Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). The righteous are not to be surprised by that day. The righteous may not know the year, exact day, or hour, they will know that he will return during the Feast of Trumpets. They will, therefore, be looking for their Messiah on the 30th and the 31st day of the sixth month of Elul.

Yeshua has physically fulfilled the first four feasts: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Pentecost. He is going to fulfill the three fall feasts in like manner.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pentecost is the bridge between the two advents of Yeshua. The feasts of the Lord (Lev23.1) are divine appointments. The Hebrew word is mo’ed = appointed times. The feasts give us the knowledge of what lies ahead. Observing them is like a dress rehearsal. We keep ourselves prepared so that we are not surprised by the thief in the night.

Trumpets is the day of the creation of the world. The date on the Hebrew calendar is 1 Tishri. It is also called Rosh Hashanah. We say Shana Tov = Happy New Year. We are commanded in Lev 23.1 to proclaim the feasts. To go out and let everyone know. A proclamation.

Trumpets (Yom Teruah) is the time for repentance. Ten days after the Feast of Trumpets is the Day of Atonement. The ten days between Trumpets and Day of Atonement are called the “Days of Awe” and are to be the time of repentance as the Day of Atonement approaches. The Day of Atonement is our “day of redemption”, but for the wicked it is the “day of wrath”. Five days after the Day of Atonement is the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) which is a time of rejoicing and celebration--a wedding celebration with the King.

The three fall feasts are prophetic of the end of the age when the Messiah comes and restores all things. The Jewish community is still waiting for the return of the Messiah. They do not know who he is because they missed him at his first coming--Yeshua is his name--Jesus the Christ (The Anointed).

Yom Teruah is known as the “Day of Blowing” in the Jewish community. It is the time of Jacob’s Trouble as proclaimed by the prophets in the Old Testament. Other names for Trumpets are: Day of Awakening Blast, Yom Hadin = the Day of Judgment, Opening of the Gates, the Hidden Day, Ha Melech = Coronation Day, Opening of the Books.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years….Gen 1.14

The Hebrew calendar is both solar and lunar. Solar defines the years and the lunar defines the months. The west is on the Gregorian Calendar which was a refinement of the Julian Calendar started by Julius Caesar. In 1582 Pope Gregory adjusted the calendar for lost days. This is the calendar we observe today in most of the world.

God wants us on another calendar--His calendar. We cannot know the times or seasons if we do not understand God’s calendar as revealed in the Bible. Satan knows what is coming and he has deceived the world. He knows God’s mo’eds, the appointed times. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Dan 7.25

We need to be in agreement with God and understand His calendar. The book of Revelation says that Satan has deceived the whole world. That deception begins with the calendar. If we do not understand the times (1 Chron 12.32) we will not know what is happening--we will have no hope! It is essential for us to understand the Hebrew calendar!
The Israelites were to blow the shofar--to sound an alarm--and God will remember them. This is a shadow of the Feast of Trumpets. Trumpets is the warning blast of the shofar that announces the imminent coming of the King!

Then they that feared the Lord spoke often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not. Mal 3.16-18

And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. Num 29.1
A Holy Convocation--the Day of Blowing. From this verse we get “Yom Teruah”. Teruah is a battle cry, an alarm, a shout. Alarm, Trumpets, Shouting!

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 1 Cor 14.8 Uncertain sound? We are to know the sound--this is the purpose of the dress rehearsal of Yom Teruah.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Ps 47.5For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 1 Thess 4.16 And the Lord shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. Zech 9.14

These verses all are symbolic of the Feast of Trumpets. The feast is a reminder, a memorial, to what is going to occur sometime in the future at Yeshua’s second advent. We are to know and understand!

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. Ps 89.15

The sound of the Trumpet is a joyful sound--Our redeemer comes! Trumpets is the alarm! Those who know the Lord and are prepared will recognize the sounds of alarm!

Next Post: Do Know or Not Do Know? That is the Question.

Monday, December 23, 2013


In my last post we were looking at Rabbi Judah ben David's prophecy about the Holy Land which he gave in 1217 A.D. I will let the Bible speak for itself as to what a generation is in Yehovah's eyes. There are many opinions on what a Biblical generation is, some say 40 years, others 70 years.

I believe the Bible says a generation is one hundred years, at least in how it applys to prophecy and how long people live. Today it is rare that anyone lives to be over 100 years old. Therefore the majority of a generation that sees specific events will have died within a hundred years. First let's see what the Word says:

Genesis 15:12-16
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. and he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. and thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

The Israelites came out of Egypt 430 years to the date. This was during the time of the fourth generation. We still need a second witness:

Genesis 17:1, 17, 211 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?
But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.
God was starting a new generation with Isaac when Abraham was 100 years old, welcome to the new generation. Now, a third witness:

Genesis 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Genesis 7:6-7
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth. So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
Before the flood the last generation of earth (Noah's sons) was 100 years old. When they came out of the ark a new generation would be born to Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Who were each one hundred years old. Finally let's get a fourth and final witness:

Genesis 15:16
Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” The Lord was telling Abraham that after 400 years (four generations) they would leave Egypt.

Concerning the blood moons and coming events within the parameters of ben Samuel's prophecy in 1217 A.D. the one hundred year generation fits very well. In addition, every fifty years is a Jubilee or Yovel year. Jubilee years represent freedom from slavery and return of land inheritence.

Rabbi ben Samuel prophesied in 1217 about the Ottoman Turks taking over the Holy Land. Three hundred years later (or three generations later) in 1517 the Turks took the land. Then, four hundred years later in 1917 the Allies, led by Britain, captured Jerusalem. The result was the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate in Palestine, promising the Jews a Jewish homeland.

If we look at 1917 as a Jubilee year, we see the land beginning to be restored to Israel. In 1948 Israel became a nation after a short war with the surrounding Arab countries. The city of Jerusalem was divided between Israel and Jordan at that time.

Then in 1967 the city of Jerusalem was captured by Israel and become united under Jewish rule. This, again was a Jubilee year. The land and the capital city of Jerusalem firmly in Jewish hands.

The year 2017 will be the end of the one hundred year generation that began in 1917. It will be a Jubilee year--fifty years from 1967. Will this begin the next step in those things which will occur in Israel as preparation for the return of Yeshua? The reverse of freedom from slavery and return of land inheritance is slavery (captivity) and loss of inheritance.

The nation of Israel has been looking to man to solve the problems with the Arabs and have refused to trust Yehovah for possession of the land. Is God warning them of impending judgments on the nation for giving land for peace? God gave Israel a possession and the world is pressing Israel to give land for peace. The year 2017 is going to begin a new period for Israel, the church, and the world. I believe we will see a shaking of Israel, the called out, (church) and the nations like we have never seen before beginning in 2017. Now is the time to watch and pray for direction and understanding.
 Matthew 24:32-34 - The Parable of the Fig Tree“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

This is a Hurricane watch! Just as in a Hurricane we have a watch and a warning. At this time I'd like to think of this as a watch. Yeshua told us to watch and pray. We have a three year window to watch events play out. I am pointing out some interesting parallels with the Jews, believers in Yeshua, and the seriousness of the coming three years. At this moment in time this is a "Watch" the warnings will come later if things continue to progress. In God's program this may be a "Warning", but for now, for us, we should watch closely the peace process and unfolding events in Jerusalem.
Continuing with the Blood Moons theme:

In Jewish culture there is a blessing for eveything that brings us a benefit. Therefore, if there is no blessing for a significant event, this indicates there is no benefit. There is no blessing or "bracha" for an eclipse. The Hebrew term for eclipse is "Likui" or defect. The Talmud says that a Likui of the Sun is an omenous sign for the world, a lunar Likui is an omenous sign for Israel. Therefore there is no blessing for these events.

In Jewish thought the moon is associated with the children of Israel. Like Israel, and like believers in Yeshua, we wax and wane in our walk. The moon reflects the light of the sun, so too is the Jewish nation (and believers in Yeshua), meant to reflect Yehovah's glory. We are to be a "light to the nations" a reflection of Yeshua.

So, just as the moon waxes and wanes, so we go through stages of difficulties and testings with the knowledge that we are to be overcomers. Isn't it interesting that in Hebrew thought the rabbis believe that for a certain time the Jewish people must endure the darkness of exile. The shining of the moon anew each month reassures them of the coming of the utlimate rebirth, the redemption. Isn't that amazing!

So we can say the moon = Israel ( remember we are grafted into the commonwealth of Israel). An eclipse of the moon during these end time feasts then could be a warning that Israel is not being a light to the Gentiles. (and the church is not being a witness in the proper way.)

The color red comes from the Hebrew word "adom" the original meaning "red arable ground". Red typifies war, murder, and blood-thirstiness. Many Dictators throughout history and today establish their power on murder and blood-thirstiness. Many of those under satan's power operate this way. Israel's enemies fit this discription.
The color red is often associted with sin and impurity. Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith Yehovah: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. In Jewish thought the color red in not to be worn, as it was the color that harlots wore.

Note: All the wars Israel has fought have not had lunar eclipses associated with them. There were none in 1973 before the Yom Kippur war or the U.S. Gulf War.

According to an article in the Israel Today magazine, by Ludwig Schneider, In AD 1217 rabbi Judah ben Samuel a scholarly and pious rabbi prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. Now, keep in mind, he made this prediction 300 years before the Ottoman Turks seized control of Jerusalem in 1517. If indeed 1217 and 1517 were jubilee years as Judah Ben Samuel believed, then his prophecy was exactly right, because exactly 400 years after the Turks took control of Jerusalem they were driven out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby – on Hanukkah, by the way.

The rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the Holy Land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation.
Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.
It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire West Bank of the Holy Land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.
Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. If he’s right, the 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017. According to Rav Yehuda heHasid, 5727 (Six Day War in 1967) was a Yovel and the next Yovel is 5776 (Gregorian year: 2016-17).
Sources: Ludwig Schneider, Israel Today and Rabbi Hillel ben David

Next Topic: What is a Biblical Generation and how does it fit in with Rabbi ben Samuel's prophecy in 1217 AD.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fellow laborers in Yeshua, as the new year approaches I want to share what the Lord has impressed upon my spirit. Please pray and seek His direction even if you disagree with what I am about to share.

The major topic in prophecy this coming year of 2014 is the lunar tetrads which will appear in the heavens in 2014 and 2015. These are the blood moons that will appear at Passover and Tabernacles in both 2014 and 2015 (see attached chart). Every prophecy site is, or will be, discussing this topic as we move into 2014. I feel that the Lord has given me some insight into what it all means. He has shown me pieces of the puzzle and put them together for me from several sources. My five sources or witnesses are: 1. Pastor Mark Biltz who was the first to see the event after researching on the NASA site and overlaying the Hebrew calendar on the celestial events. 2. Eschotology charts I found on the web. 3. Johnathan Cahn's revelation "The Harbinger" 4. E.W. Bullinger's "The Gospel Witness in the Stars". 5. Research, reading, and praying for understanding.

I will assume everyone is familiar with "The Harbinger" as I put the pieces together. It is also important to have a basic understanding of the Hebrew calendar--if you don't you need to start learning about it.

In 1994 a comet broke into 21 pieces and all 21 pieces struck the planet Jupiter. In Hebrew the planet Jupiter means "Righteousness" and stands for the righteousness and righteous judgments of the Lord. This celestial event was a sign in the heavens (Gen 1.14) that God is going to be judging the nations prior to the return of Yeshua. The word in Genesis for seasons means "divine appointments" not the four seasons of the year. It refers to His appointed times and is connected with the fall feasts of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles which explain coming end time events.

In Leviticus 26.21, 24, 28 the nation whose God is the Lord is warned that they can walk in blessing or cursing. They must obey to be blessed, they will be punished if rebellious. Three times they are told they will be punished 7 times more if they rebel. Three X 7 = 21, as in 21 pieces which hit righteous Jupiter. This event took place on the week of the 9th of Av, July 16-22, 1994. The 9th of Av on the Hebrew calendar is when Nebuchadnezzar broke the walls of Jerusalem and the Jews went captive. It is a time of judgment throughout the ages for the Jewish people--many terrible things have happen on the 9th of AV including the Spanish Inquisition and destruction of the temple in 70 AD. The year 1994 was also a "Shemitta" year if we follow the story of the Harbinger. I will explain.

The 21 pieces of the comet striking Jupiter were a warning of up coming judgments on the nations. If they did not repent, the signs meant that there will be a judgment 3 times in the next 21 years, during the Shemitta of each 7th year of each cycle. The shemitta year is the seventh year when debt is forgiven and land is returned. It is a year of mercy--but if not followed judgment. The Israelites were taken captive because they did not keep the Shemitta or Sabbath years. Research Daniel and Jeremiah to prove this.

What happened in 1994 was a shemitta year on the Hebrew calendar (referrence the Harbinger). Seven years from 1994, in the year 2001, during the time of the Feasts of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles the twin towers were struck by the planes. It was a judgment on America's financial system as the towers were "world trade" centers. We all know what happened.

Then in 2008, during the same Hebrew calendar time of the Feasts of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles, we experienced the financial collapse of Lehman Brothers and the bailouts of the banks--a forgiveness of debt--that was paid off by the working man to save the system. We are still experiencing the fallout from that event. Has Wall St. cleaned up their act? Has anything changed. The Federal reserve continues to print money and debase the dollar. A fallout from this was the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, Libya, Tuninsia, and now Syria. A devalued dollar has major effects on poor nations. Most Egyptians live on about $4 a day. When this money is eroded it has a major effect on those economies because the dollar is the world reserve currency.

I am giving you the short version, I think most of you "get it". Now we are approaching the third shemitta period which will be from Tabernacles 2014 (Oct 8,2014) thru Tabernacles 2015 (Sept 28, 2015). That period will be the 7th year or Shemitta year of the 7 year cycle from 2008 up to Oct 8, 2014. What is going to happen?

In review: 1994 Shemitta: the warning as the comets pieces hit Jupiter. 2001 Shemitta: the twin towers and attack on America's financial system. 2008 Shemitta: the collapse of Lehman Bros and the beginning of the recession we are currently still in and the debasement of the dollar. 2015: The final judgment looms. In addition God is giving us signs from heaven: the sun turning black and the moon into blood (see the attached chart).

These solar and lunar events in the recent past have been connected to important events and war in Israel. This may be a portend of a war in Israel within the next 2 years. If the financial pattern of 2001 and 2008, as explained in the Harbinger continues, we may see some serious economic events during this coming time Tabernacles 2014 (Oct 8,2014) thru Tabernacles 2015 (Sept 28, 2015). This is the warning or watch I am sharing with you. We need to watch and pray that 2014 and 2015 play out according to the Lord's agenda.

Israel is being isolated and pressed into a peace treaty that will only do them harm. They are being pressed to take unilateral action against Iran's nuclear program. The world wants to divide Jerusalem and give East Jerusalem to the Palestinians. All of these things are prophesied in scripture--they are going to happen one way or another before Yeshua returns. We need to seek the Lord's direction on how to pray as these events unfold before us. How are we to intercede? What should we focus on? If we want the Lord to return we have some difficult decisions to consider. Is it His time? I am not saying He is coming in this time period but these events will be foundational for the NWO (New World Order) to be ushered in. Once the new order is established the way for the AntiChrist is prepared.

Financially there are things taking place internationally that will bring about a new financial order--and the USA will not be leading it. We need to prepare for a much leaner way of living and spending--at the very least we must be mentally prepared for this. This may start as the dollar being devalued by 30 to 50% in the next two years. Our spending power will be cut by this and inflation. Unrest in the streets is coming. We will have to be prepared for a much simplier lifestyle.

I sense in my spirit--the Lord doesn't speak to me in dreams and visions--that these things are coming between now and 2016. We need to prepare in any sensible way that the Lord leads you. We are going to learn to lean on the Lord and each other in ways we have not had to before--but the Lord will see us through. It will be a time of hardship, but peace within that passes understanding as we seek the Lord together.

If you have any questions or feed back please feel free to share them with me, I would greatly appreciate it. We are blessed to be alive at this time! Blessings and Shalom, Neil

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I by no means wish to present this interpretation of the Book of Revelation as 100% accurate. This is my interpretation based on seeking the Lord, praying for clear vision, and lots of Bible study. I believe I have some light from the Holy Spirit, but that does not mean my understanding is complete or 100% accurate. In many instances my interpretations are based on current events. This is, however, an ongoing work and as time passes I update with clearer interpretations based on where I feel current events are leading.

I felt led to interpret the Book one chapter at a time. I looked at each chapter as it’s own entity and the book as being sequential in its revelation. The events in my opinion are sequential, but as in a movie, some things are happening at the same time and the movie will flash back to another event that is taking place simultaneously. Chapter 16, for instance, speaks of the battle of Armageddon and those events. Chapters 17 and 18 explains the nature of Mystery Babylon and its destruction which I believe is happening before Armageddon, but around the same time. Chapter 19 shows the Lord returning as the battle of Armageddon and Mystery Babylon are coming to an end.

Many feel the battle of Armageddon is the Gog and Magog battle, but sequentially that does not appear to happen in the Book of Revelation. Gog/Magog happens after the thousand year reign of the Lord. I tried to interpret the book as it plays out. I tried to let the word speak for itself in a sequential way. That final battle does not appear to take place at Armageddon. In Rev 20:9 it says that Satan surrounds the camp of the saints in the beloved city--that’s Jerusalem. The Jezreel Valley or Armageddon is miles away to the north at the base of Mount Carmel.

My interpretation of the beast political/religious system is based on my current understanding of world events now taking place on the earth. I read many publications, blogs, news sites, and geo-political opinions on the internet that give background info on current events in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. I attempt to keep an open mind and be judicious. I also follow current financial developments concerning the debt crises that is afflicting the western nations and base end time scenarios on the above developing situations. Daniel was told to shut up the book until the time of the end (Dan 12.4) and I feel the Lord is beginning to open the book in these days. My political/beast system interpretation is to make the narrative more interesting--it is not necessarily what is really going to happen.

I do not want to offend anyone. No one should feel they are being judged in anyway when reading this. I am, however, saying what I believe is happening based on reading the above sources. If we can set aside our denominational and religious backgrounds and keep an open mind I believe it will help us to find the truth. The Lord has worked inside the world’s denominations and religions. Many sincere believers are part of Christian denominations. In the end times, however, each person will have to be loyal to the Lord and know the Lord personally or they will be deceived. 2 Thessalonians 2.7-12

My political/religious beast coalitions may not be correct, but I feel the basic sequence of events and action are pretty accurate. The end time beast is a political/religious world system of some kind. You can substitute your own coalitions of nations and the Book of Revelation will still end the same way!

I hope you will read this with and an open mind and seek the Lord for what is truth. We all should be aware of the political and social events taking place in today’s world and ask the Lord for clear vision.

Shalom, Neil



This is a revelation of Jesus Christ to show His servants the things which are to come. (Amos 3:7) Blessed is he who reads this and keeps the things written here for the time is at hand.

1:4-6 The seven spirits of God before the throne represent the character and qualities of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:1-4) This is Jesus, the faithful witness, first begotten of the dead, prince of the kings of the earth, who has washed us in His blood and made us kings and priests.

1:7-8 He is coming again in the clouds and will be seen by those who have pierced Him. (Zech 12:10) He is the Alpha-Omega, the beginning and the end, which is, was, and is to come--the Almighty.

1:9-11 John proclaims he is our brother in tribulation! in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. He hears a voice like the sound of a trumpet telling him to write down in a book all that he is going to be shown and send it to the seven churches in Asia.

1:11-16 John turns to see the voice and sees seven golden candle sticks. In the midst of these he sees one like the Son of man clothed in a long garment with a golden girdle. His head and hair white as snow, eyes like a flame of fire, feet like fine brass, and a voice like the sound of many waters! In his right hand seven stars and out of his mouth a sharp two edged sword, and he shined like the sun.

1:17-20 John falls at his feet as dead and is told not to fear. The Lord tells John, “ I am he that lives and was dead: behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of hell and of death. The Lord tells John to write the things he is going to see; which are things that are, and things to come. John is told the mystery of the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches. The golden candlesticks are the seven churches.

There is so much here! This is a revelation of Jesus Christ. This revelation is of the Jesus who is coming to judge the world. His first coming was to save the world, but this is Jesus as King and Judge. This is the Jesus who will come in the clouds and which every eye shall see. Those who have pierced him will mourn (Zech 12:10). In a sense all mankind has pierced or crucified the Lord by rejecting Him.

The warning trumpets remind us of the month of Elul and the Feast of Trumpets (Lev 23.23-25) which follows on the 1st of Tishri. The Lord’s people should be making ready. Those who know him should recognize the warning sounds. Our Lord Jesus is going to show us the things that are coming. The voice John hears sounds like a trumpet (shofar). John tells us he is our companion in tribulation! He who has an ear to hear should know what this means!

John sees a vision of Jesus as our Dread Champion flaming like a fire. The church is purified by fire. Tribulation and persecution will be the final purifying and separation of the Bride to her Groom. The servant is no greater than the master.

John is told to write all that he is going to be shown in a book. The mystery of the seven stars and the seven golden candle sticks are explained. Stars most always represent angels. The candlesticks, which give off light (we are to be light to the world) represent the seven churches. Seven is a number representing completeness and perfection. It is the number of God (Elohim (אֱלֹהִ֔ים).

As we go forward we will see imagery of the Tabernacle in the wilderness described in Exodus 25-30. The Tabernacle is a type of Heaven and the Throne Room of God. We will see this imagery all through the Book of Revelation. Imagery: When we look up into the sky the blue we see is the bottom of the floor of heaven! Exodus 24.10

2:1-7 EPHESUS - Positives:
Works, labor, patience, and cannot bear those who are evil. Have tried false apostles and found them to be liars. Have worked without fainting in Jesus’ name. You hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes which Jesus also hates. Negatives: Have left their first love. Warning: Remember from where you have fallen and repent. Do the first works or Jesus will come quickly and remove your candlestick. Reward: To those who overcome Jesus will give to eat of the tree of life in the midst of paradise. He who walks among the seven candlesticks and has made covenant with you (Gen 15:17).
You do not fit into the religious system (Nicolaitans) of those who control the lay people. Repent and eat of the tree of life and you will do great things in the spirit again.

2:8-11 SMYRNA - Positives: works, tribulation, poverty (but are rich). Recognize false Jews (Replacement Theology) and fear not the tribulation you see coming. You will be cast into prison for ten days, but be faithful unto death and receive a crown of life. Negatives: None. Warning: None. Reward: Not hurt by second death.

You’ve gone through testing and trials and feel spiritually poor--but you are coming through like gold. You are experiencing suffering and tribulation at the hands of false brethren and things are difficult but hang in there and you will receive your crown of life. (James 1:12) The church is experiencing tribulation. They refuse to believe in replacement theology (them which say they are Jews but are not), they are cast into prison, but are faithful unto death. These will not be hurt in the second death. Rev 20:5-6

2:12-17 PERGAMOS - Positives: Works, holding fast to Messiah’s name and have not denied faith in Jesus. They dwell where Satan’s seat is and have been faithful when Antipas was martyred. Negatives: You have among you
those who hold to the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balek to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel to eat things sacrificed to idols and to fornicate. You also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes which Jesus hates. Warning: Repent or else Jesus will come quickly and fight against them with the sword of His mouth. Reward: Jesus will give hidden manna and a white stone with a new name upon it.

You have not denied your faith even unto death but you should not be tolerating those in your midst who are eating at pagan tables and committing spiritual and physical fornication. You are allowing false doctrine and teachings into the church such as new age, paganism, and humanistic philosophies. The spirit of the age is in these things and I do not allow mixture says the Lord. As Balaam taught Balak how to seduce my people so have you allowed yourself to be seduced. I am coming to judge those who are not separated unto me. Come out! Eat of my manna and receive my name--know Me! Numbers 22-25 Numbers 31:16 Jeremiah 9:14 Balaam used divination and charged a divination fee. He shows Balak how to seduce God’s people--seducing them into breaking the law. Exodus 34:10-16 Mixing paganism, yet still worshipping the Lord. Sexual sin in the church. Ref: Temple prostitutes Deut 23.18-19.

2:18-29 THYATIRA - Positives: Works, charity, service, faith, patience and works (and the last to be more than the first.) Negatives: Tolerate Jezebel, the prophetess who teaches and seduces Jesus’ servants to eat things sacrificed to idols. (Eat at pagan tables.) Jesus gave her space to repent, but she repented not. Warning: Repent of their deeds or Jesus will cast her and those that commit adultery with her into a bed and bring upon them great tribulation. Jesus will kill her children with death. Jesus will give each person according to their works. Those who are not of this doctrine and have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak, no other burden will be put upon you. Reward: He who keeps the works until the end will be given power over the nations and they shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of a potter shall be shattered, together with Jesus. Jesus will give them the morning star.

Our God who has fire in His eyes and feet of brass (judgment) gives a very severe warning to these believers. They are compassionate and caring (all love, no discipline) but are tolerating government that is not of God. The spirit of Jezebel is the spirit of this world. She is the Queen of the Cosmos. She is lawless and works through Satan to create lawlessness in the church. 1 Kings 16:30-33 1 Kings 18:19 1 Kings 21 She is a lawless spirit that says anything goes and we can do as we want. We don’t have to obey the commandments of God. 1 John 3:4-6 Ref: Deut 23.18-19. We just have to love--but they forget about discipline and holy living!
Also see: Ethbaal Father of Jezebel. She also brings in new age, paganism, and humanistic philosophies. She rebels against all church authority, controls and manipulates leaders. This is church government gone astray, the “we are not under the law” group. She encourages lawlessness. (1 John 3.4) She also allows for sexual sins to run rampant in the church. We cannot tolerate this activity. The fear of God will be manifested again in the last days. The Lord says he will kill Jezebel’s children. Fornication is a metaphor for infidelity to God’s covenants. To those who overcome they will be given rule over the nations. Rule and reign with the Lord.

3:1-6 SARDIS
- Positives: There are a few undefiled in Sardis that shall walk with Jesus in white for they are worthy--otherwise none. Negatives: Imperfect works, a name that lives, but you are dead. Warning: Remember what you have received and heard and hold fast and repent. If not, Messiah will come as a thief in the night. Reward: Clothed in white raiment and their name will remain in the book of life. Jesus will confess their name to the Father before His angels.

These are not taking their walk seriously enough. They are religious but deny the power thereof. They are dead spiritually and are not allowing the Lord to teach and chastise them. They resist doing things His way and determine to do it their way. If they continue to be un-teachable they will be caught like a thief in the night. These are the academics who deny the power of the spirit, the word of God, and lean towards secular humanism.

Those who yield to the wisdom of the spirit will be clothed in white linen and will not be blotted out of the book of life. The Lord will “know them.” They will be clothed in white linen and their name in the book of life.

3:7-13 PHILADELPHIA - Positives: Their works and that Jesus has set before them an open door and no man can shut it. They have a little strength and have kept Jesus’ word and not denied His name. Jesus will make the false Jews a synagogue of Satan and make them come and worship at your feet and know I love you. Because you have kept my word Jesus will keep you from the hour of temptation that will come upon the world. Negatives: None. Reward: Become a pillar in God’s Temple and never more will you have to go out. The name of God will be written on you and the name of New Jerusalem. Jesus will write a new name on you.

This is a group who abide in the Lord and know His ways. They understand the Lord is to be the ruler of their hearts. They have the ear of God. They have remained faithful to the teachings of Yeshua despite severe opposition. Those who resist them will be humbled, repent, and turn back to the Lord. This group has a word to give which will be resisted at first. They appear to have a special anointing and some special protection. They will become pillars of faith and rule in the New Jerusalem which is to come. They will teach many in the millennial kingdom. They may be those who understand their Hebraic roots and how to apply it correctly. Key of David vv 7-8; Is 9.6-7; 22.20-22 key verses. So, just as Isaiah said, the government of Jesus, the Kingdom of God, begins with judgment. The key of the house of David opens the two doors into the Most Holy place of the sanctuary, the Temple in heaven, to begin the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment of God's people. Ps 122.1; Ps122.5

3:14-22 LAODICIANS - Positives: None. Negatives: Neither hot or cold--lukewarm. Spit out of Yeshua’s mouth, you say you are rich with increased goods and have need of nothing but you are poor, wretched, miserable, and naked. Buy gold of Jesus tried in fire so you may be rich and clothed in white raiment. Then your shame will be covered and your eyes salved so you can see. As many as Jesus loves he rebukes and chastens. Warning: Repent, Jesus is at the door knocking. If anyone hears His voice and opens the door He will come in and sup with him. Reward: Will sit at the throne of Jesus.

This group is like many churches today who are wealthy, rich in goods, large congregation, comfortable, and lukewarm. They are lazy in the spiritual things. Poor work habits--rich kids! The Lord wants them to press forward into the things of God and contend with the enemy. They are to buy gold and white raiment--to embrace the cross, lay down their lives and move on with God--but they are comfortable in their place. The word of God will require them to turn back to the Lord or turn away. They must decide whether they are Hot or Cold. If they move on and contend for the things of God they will sit with the Lord on His throne. They have been given much--much is expected..

To all these churches the Lord is extending His hands and exhorting and encouraging them to seek Him and His righteousness. He understands how difficult it is for us--His grace will be sufficient to see us through. He is exhorting the churches in love--but it is also a strong warning. Each church represents the believer today and the areas that we often find ourselves failing in. This word is strong and directed at all believers.

A door in heaven opens and another shofar blast is heard--a voice as a trumpet. In Rev 3:7 a key of David was given to open. God is about to open this revelation to all who are blessed to hear. Rev 1:3 These trumpets heard in Revelation represent the Hebrew month of Elul. The name Elul means “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Songs 6:3 The month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). See: Month of Elul handout. Heaven is about to reveal those things which are coming to those whose hearts are properly prepared: The Bride making herself ready!

4:2-4 The Throne of God the Father is revealed in all it’s glory! Surrounding the throne are 24 elders (priests) who are representative of the 24 courses of priests in the temple which was established by King David in 1 Chronicles 24:1-18. These minister to the Lord day and night. The Tabernacle of David is a type of the coming Kingdom government.

1 Chronicles 16.1-3, 37-43, Amos 9.11-12, Acts 15.1-21

4:5-11 Thundering, lightening, and voices are heard in heaven. Heaven is stirring. The four creatures Ezek 1:4-28 are covered with eyes--the eyes of the Lord are searching the earth for righteousness. The Day of the Lord is approaching. The trumpets are warning the earth and its inhabitants to repent. A great event is about to take place at the Throne of God. The Day of Atonement (Lev 16 the whole chapter and 16.13; 17; 29-31) is near--hear the warnings!

The Book of Revelation is a composite of the three fall feasts: Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. The Lord has physically fulfilled the four springs feasts: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Pentecost. Revelation is about Yeshua fulfilling the three fall feasts at His second coming.

John sees a small book in the hand of the Father who is sitting on the Throne. A strong angel proclaims, “Who is worthy to open the book and loose the seals?” John weeps because no man is found worthy to open the book.

5:5-12 “Weep not”, John is told as the Lion of Judah, the Root of David, our magnificent Lord Jesus, steps forward in grace and truth to receive the book out of the Father’s hand. The 24 elders fall down and worship before the “Lamb who is worthy” as Jesus appears. Prayers of countless saints throughout the ages are released as incense as the Throne Room is filled with smoke. The 24 elders sing a glorious new song for He who has redeemed men from every kindred and nation on the earth. Our Kingdom duties are partly revealed--to be kings and priests. The Lamb is worthy because He alone has paid the price for our salvation. Heaven reverbs with the sound and spectacle of that which is about to take place on the earth.

Here we see a type of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness where the High Priest is the only person allowed into the Holy of Holies. The High Priest also burns the incense in the tabernacle. Yeshua is our High Priest.

6:1-2 The first seal
is opened as John hears thunder and one of the creatures says, “Come and see.” Behold, John sees a white horse and one that sat on him had a bow and a crown was given unto him and went forth conquering.

On the walkway leading up to the United Nations there was a statue of a rider on a horse with a crown on his head and an olive branch, shaped like a bow, in his left hand (now in storage). Is it possible that the UN is the opening of the first seal? They are working to make universal laws that will deny nations their sovereignty. They are, in fact, a Godless institution.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher that advises the government of the United States on foreign affairs and the setting of government policies. They are made up of many of what are known as “elitists” today. Their logo is a rider with a bow and a crown sitting on a white horse! Their agenda is to further one world government. I believe the first seal is the globalist, one world order movement taking place in the world today. This includes gatherings such as the Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, United Nations, World Bank, and various other elite groups who are working on a plan for one world governance. The rider on this horse can be called deception. Also discuss state and local assets sold to foreigners.

6:3-4 The second seal opened and a red horse went forth. Power was given him that sat on the horse to take peace from the earth that they should kill one another. He that sat on the horse was given a great sword.

Today we see great unrest in the earth and many wars and uprisings. Some of these wars are contrived by the NWO (New World Order) elitists. The great sword could represent the unrest and civil wars now taking place in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya. The nations of the Middle East are beginning to align against the nation of Israel. The
Arab spring will lead to Islamic governments bent on Israel’s destruction. Wars will continue in various areas of the world.

6:5-6 The third seal is opened and a black horse goes forth. He that sat on the horse had a pair of balances (scales) in his hand. John heard a voice in the midst of the creatures say, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny, and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” Scales indicate a financial system. Scales can be interpreted as yoke, indicating a heavy burden.

A measure of wheat and barley is equal to about 2,000 calories or a day’s worth of food. Today we are seeing rampant inflation causing the price of food to escalate. The United States is in dire financial straits and the government is debasing the dollar as a means of paying off the debt. This is causing the nations of the world to experience inflation. The dollar is the world’s reserve currency and we are exporting inflation as we debase the dollar. Many of the Middle East uprising were about the cost of rising food prices. An average Egyptian lives on $4 a day. That is daily survival mode. This is the third horse.

Financial crises are increasing among western nations and will continue to worsen. This will set the stage for the globalists to establish the NWO as nations collapse financially. As we see in Greece today that nation is selling off national treasures, port facilities, and business to finance their debt. These are being purchased by the elitist bankers at fire sale prices. Greece is becoming a slave to debt. A financial collapse will open the door for many nations to lose their sovereignty. Proverbs 22:7 Who enjoys the oil and wine here? The elitist’s who are in control.

6:7-8 The fourth seal is opened and a pale horse goes forth and the name of he who sat on him was Death and Hell. Power was given him over the fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword, with hunger, with death and the beasts of the earth.

This represents continuing wars, the sword of Islam, famine and hunger, and flu and plagues such as bird flu, mad cow disease, and other diseases spread by animals to man (wild beasts of the earth). We are now experiencing droughts in China, Russia, and the United States. Food prices will rise and food is going to become scarce as these disasters continue in the world. This seal is like the first three combined all happening at once.

:9-11 The fifth seal is opened and John saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God. Martyrs down through the ages up until now. These saints cried out for justice and the establishing of God’s Kingdom upon the earth. They were given white robes (the righteousness of the saints Rev19:8) and told to rest for a season until their brethren that should also become martyrs should be fulfilled.

I see this as an indication that there is yet coming persecution of Jews and Christians. Today we see Christians in the Middle East heavily persecuted in Egypt and throughout Africa. This as a warning that the pre-trib rapture is not sound doctrine. God is warning us ahead of time to be prepared. Matt 24:9-13 Are we to be exempt from what those before us have experienced? The altar shadows the bronze altar of sacrifice which was out side the temple. The Lord is not asking anything of his people that He has not experienced Himself--He was the ultimate sacrifice. Gen 4.10

6:12-17 The sixth seal was opened and there was a great earthquake, the sun became black, the moon red. The stars fell just as a fig tree cast forth her untimely figs when shaken. The heaven departed as a scroll (this looks like atomic warfare) and the earth was shaken. Men hid themselves in fear and wished to die for fear of the Lord.

We see earthquakes today in various places. Serious ones in Japan and New Zealand. We see the nation of Iran producing an atomic weapon. Do you think they will not use it? The chances are high there will be atomic war sometime in the days ahead. Do you think in the next 20 years it can be avoided? No man is exempt from this terror if they are in the theater of war. They will hide and cry out. Let us pray it does not happen in the USA. The day of the
Lord’s wrath is not a day of rejoicing. Earth pole shifts could cause tremendous earthquakes.

The sun becoming black and the moon red also describe solar and lunar eclipses. The years 2014-15 will see a rare event called solar triads taking place--these are signs in the heavens warning us of events to come. See: Dissection of a Lunar Tetrad.

7:1-8 After the first 6 seals
have been opened there was a quiet upon the earth. After a nuclear disaster or war there

would be a time of quiet among men as they contemplated the terror of what had just occurred. An angel appears and tells other angels who had the power to hurt the earth and the seas to wait. The angel tells them to wait until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads. (Deut 6:4-9) The number of them were 144,000 or 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel.

This is a difficult chapter to say the least. It appears that the 144,000 are Jews proclaiming Yeshua the Messiah. Presently a major move of God taking place in our time is the restoration of the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith. This is not a movement of Jewish people becoming Christian, but it is main line Christians of many denominations returning to the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith. For instance in New Mexico there is a group called Hebraic Communities of New Mexico. This group is made up of former Christians who now worship on Saturdays and celebrate the Feasts of the Lord (Lev 23). This is not an isolated group of people. This is happening all across the nation and the world. I believe understanding the Old Testament and our Hebraic roots is God’s end time revelation to the church. Could some of the 144,000 include these? An understanding of Hebraic roots and especially the feasts of the Lord enhances our understanding of the end times. He who has ears let him hear.

Therefore I see the possibility that the 144,000 could also represent those believers who are open to Hebraic roots. Understanding our Hebraic roots opens the word in a fresh way. This is a teaching for another day. See: Feasts in the Early Church and Judah, Jews, and the House of Israel, and History of the 12 Tribes for a brief but not complete explanation. I see these believers having a deeper understanding of what God is doing today and this represents the sealing of the 144,000 for me at this time. Remember we are grafted into Israel (Rom 9-11).

7:9-17 After this we see a great multitude of believers from all nations and tongues before the throne worshipping the
Lamb. They are clothed in white robes with palms in their hands. There is a glorious celebration in heaven around the throne. An elder tells John these are they which came out of great tribulation and serve the Lord day and night in His temple. The Lamb will feed them and lead them to fountains of living waters. God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.

These represent the multitudes of saved peoples down through the ages. Many of them have gone through tribulation in their time and others who are going to go through the tribulation which is yet to come. Rev 6:11 These will be priests unto the Lord and serve in the temple of the Kingdom of God. Read Ezekiel 40-48. They are priests unto the Lord in the Millennial Kingdom. There are varying rewards in heaven. 1 Corinthians 3:8 Matt 16:27

8:1 The seventh seal
is opened and there is silence in the earth for half an hour. I see this as a continuation of the silence in Rev 6:12-17 and the sixth seal.

8:2 Now the seven seals have been opened and their damage has been done on the earth. There are seven angels with seven warning trumpets. God is still looking for men to repent so that He can be merciful. There is no sign of repentance on earth. It is not even mentioned. Repentance, however, is the warning of these trumpets.

The Feast of Trumpets is being fulfilled. The Feast of Trumpets is the call to repentance. It is a warning that the day of Atonement is fast approaching. Trumpets is on Tishri 1 and the Day of Atonement is Tishri 10. The days in between the two are known as the “Days of Awe” and are days of repentance and getting right before the Lord prior to the Day of Atonement. Here, in Revelation men refuse to repent. They refuse to heed the warning shofar.

8:3-6 Another angel appears with a golden censer that represents the prayers of the saints. The incense or smoke of these prayers ascend up before the Father. The angel then takes the golden censer with the prayers of the saints, mixes it with fire and casts it down to the earth. The seven angels prepare to blow their shofars.

The people of God are contending for the earth. They are praying and asking God to intervene and save the earth an d redeem man. The saints contend in prayer and spiritual warfare. God is anointing them with his power and fire of the Holy Ghost. In the midst of chaos on the planet God’s people are the salt of the earth. Many of their prayers are being answered. (The censer cast down.) More judgments are coming as the angels prepare to blast on their trumpets! Intercessors are contending in spiritual warfare.

8:7 The first angel sounds and there follows hail and fire mingled with blood. The third part of trees and all green grass is burnt up.

This could be natural disasters like storms and wild fires. A volcanic eruption would fit here. The ash killing grass and trees. Disasters like this will take a toll on human life. A large solar flare could scorch the earth. On Nov 16, 2012 NASA recorded a massive solar eruption which was out of the range of their measurable instrumentation.

8:8-9 The second angel sounds and a great mountain burning with fire is cast into the sea. The third part of the sea becomes as blood. The third part of the creatures in the sea die and ships are destroyed. It could be volcanic eruption. The top of the mountain blowing off into the sea. When the oil platform (a mountain) blew up and we had the oil disaster in the gulf this killed many creatures of the sea. The oil made the sea look red. An atomic meltdown could contaminate the water and kill creatures of the sea. A Near Earth Object (NEO) or asteroid/meteorite would fit this description. We have been experiencing many near misses and this subject is often in the news.

8:10-11 The third angel sounded and a great star from heaven fell burning as a lamp. It fell on waters, rivers, and fountains of water. The name of the star was wormwood and many died of the waters because they were made bitter.

Wormwood in the Greek means undrinkable. Could this be the sorrow of God that men refuse to return to Him? Jeremiah 9:1-16 reveals God’s sorrow that men will not turn to Him. Jeremiah 9:15 says that this turning from God to our own way is bitter for man--like wormwood. Jeremiah 23.15 “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets: “Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall; for from the prophets of Jerusalem profaneness has gone out into all the land.”

If we let the Bible interpret itself we see that stars are usually referring to angels. This star that falls is Hasatan and his rebellious angels. One third of the earth would be the number of those who call themselves “Christian” at this present time. There are also three major religions on earth: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Could this falling star be the majority of Christians being attacked by Satan through false teaching and deception? Satan perverting and
counterfeiting the Gospel. Jesus asked if he would find faith in the earth when he returned. The Book of Revelation says the whole earth is deceived. Jesus is the living water--man refuses to drink--it is bitter water man chooses. This could also symbolize the casting down form heaven of Satan and his bitter waters (lies, death, destruction).

In the natural water can become bitter from natural or man made disasters. An NEO also could be the cause.

8:12-13 The fourth angel sounded and a third part of the sun, moon, and stars were smitten. Day and night were darkened from natural light. John hears an angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth. Beware the three other warning trumpet blasts are yet to sound!

A third part of the angels were cast down from heaven ( Isaiah 14:12-23, Ezek 28.11-19 ) when Satan rebelled. He has been wreaking havoc in the earth since being cast down. Spiritual darkness is upon men. Man refuses to heed the sound of the trumpets calling him to repent. The Day of Atonement--At one ment with God is near. Sin is going to be judged. The Day of Atonement is the wrath of God on the wicked--for true believers it is the day of our redemption.

In the natural remember the sky was darkened when Saddam Hussein burned the oil fields and the sky was thick with black smoke that blotted out the sun, moon, and stars. This could also be volcanic eruptions darkening the skies.

9:1-3 The fifth angel sounded
and a star fell from heaven who had a key to open the bottomless pit (Hell). Dark smoke arose out of the pit which darkened the air and sun. Then out of the smoke come locusts who have power like scorpions.

Things are getting worse on the earth. Satan is loosed in greater power. The locusts could represent several things. In a financial sense they could represent financial crises, inflation, countries collapsing and defaulting on their debt. They can also represent continuing warfare due to the financial chaos. They can represent warring nations and armies as in the Book of Joel. Locusts destroy everything in their path.

9:4-6 The locust were told to not hurt any green thing, grass, and trees. They are to torment those who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. The locust’s are to torment men for five months--to sting them like a scorpion. In those days those men without the seal of God will desire to die. Ref DNA, Transhumanism, extended life cycles--Men wanting to die, but cannot.

During the great depression men committed suicide as their fortunes collapsed. Losing your fortune would be a terrible sting that would drive men to suicide. If the world financial system is shaking it would lead many to despair. Could the green trees and grass be the people of God? God providing for them and keeping them safe during this time? Remember God protected Moses when all babies were being killed. Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Egypt during the same situation. God’s people are bringing life to those who will hear.

:7-11 The locusts are like horses prepared for battle with golden crowns on their heads. They are fierce looking and are dressed for battle. Their wings are making sound like chariots. They have stings in their tails and they had power to hurt for five months. Their king is Satan--Abaddon.

When crises unfold one after another it is like a battle. Things happen so quickly and men panic not knowing what to do. Stings in tails could be missiles or taser guns. Martial law would bring out many weapons that sting men into submission. Nation is coming against nation. It is a time of chaos in world events.

9:12-21 Things are moving at a rapid pace. One woe is past, two more are coming. The sixth angel sounded and a voice from the horns of the golden altar in heaven tells the sixth angel to loose four others from the area that is now Iran and Iraq. They are to slay a third part of men. John sees horses in the vision having breastplates of fire, heads of lions, and mouths issuing fire and brimstone. There are two million of them. They have power in their mouths and tails to hurt. Those men not killed repented not of the works of their hands. Man still refuses to recognize the sound of the trumpets warning him to repent!

This could be fierce warfare in the middle east between Iran and Europe. The Muslim threat in Europe is real and is destroying the culture of many European countries. This could be the backlash to that. Iran attacking or threatening Israel is possible. The fire out of their mouths could be tanks and the sting of the tail could be missiles (Daniel 11:40-43). Could the king of the south be an Iran led coalition facing off against a European coalition or king of the north? Could this be when the city of Jerusalem is divided? This could also be a time of expulsion of Jews from Jerusalem and Israel. This could be a war between Europe and Islam. This war could divide Jerusalem putting it under European control. Zechariah 14.1-3 Is this the beginning of the first 3.5 years of the tribulation? Rev 11

Now a mighty angel clothed with a cloud and a rainbow upon his head, a face bright as the sun, and feet of

fire appears. In his hand a little book is open. He cries with a loud voice as a lion roaring and there are seven thunderings. A voice says to seal up what the seven thunders uttered. The angel swears to God that there should be time no longer. This is a great proclamation! He says when the seventh angel sounds, the mystery of God will be finished as it has been agelessly proclaimed by the prophets!

God is proclaiming that the end of the age is near. When God proclaims it is sure to happen! When God proclaims, it takes time to unfold. All these proclamations are first spoken in heaven. What is loosed in heaven is then loosed on earth! He is saying the time of my eternal kingdom is near. The coming events will lead to my return. It will begin to unfold when the seventh angel sounds! The great tribulation is about to begin.

10:8-11 John is now told to take the little book from the angel and eat it. It will be sweet as honey in the mouth but bitter in the belly. John eats it and it is sweet, but bitter in the belly. He is told he still has more to prophesy in this revelation.

The final events are now going to begin--the beginning of the end. The word of God is sweet. We spend time in the book and it is a sweet word. Now the wrath of God is going to be loosed on the earth. This will be a time of great sorrow and bitterness. The worst time on earth. Matt 21:21-22 Sometimes in order to digest our food correctly we must eat bitters. This bitterness will result in the New Jerusalem and the Millennial Kingdom being established. The beginning of the end begins now. God’s people are not destined to God’s wrath. 1 Thessalonians 5.9

The war in chapter nine may have divided Jerusalem as described in Zechariah 14.1-3. The nation of Israel may lose their sovereignty at this time as international peace keeping forces take control of Jerusalem and the nation. The first 3.5 years of the tribulation begin around this time with the two witnesses and the woman in the wilderness in chapter 12.

John is given a rod to measure the temple in Jerusalem. He is told not to measure the outer court. It is given to the gentiles who will tread it under foot for 3.5 years. The time of the Gentiles is coming to a close.

This appears to be the beginning of the 7 year tribulation. Some believe the tribulation is only 3.5 years in total. They believe the rest of the chapters inter-lap and that the later 3.5 years mentioned are the same as these. We will assume this is a separate 3.5 years--the beginning of tribulation times.

11:3-6 The two witnesses are revealed and have power and shall prophesy for 3.5 years. As olive trees they are anointed of God to be witnesses to the world. Nobody can harm them for 3.5 years and they are given the power to shut heaven and smite the earth with plagues. Some say they are Moses and Elijah. They are old school prophets with real God anointed power.

11:7-12 When the witnesses are finished with their testimony the beast will overcome them and kill them. They will lie in the streets of Jerusalem for 3.5 days. Their enemies rejoice until the Spirit of God enters them and they rise up and ascend into heaven. The beast is the political/religious system ruling in Jerusalem and the world at this time.

11:13-14 When the witnesses ascend to heaven there is an earthquake that rocks a tenth part of Jerusalem killing seven thousand. The second woe is now past--the third comes quickly.

11:15-19 The seventh angel sounds and great proclamations are heard in heaven. The kingdoms of this world are about to end and the Kingdom of our Lord and his Christ are soon to appear. The 24 elders worship before God giving thanks and proclaiming God’s greatness. The nations are angry and the wrath of God is soon coming upon them in even greater force. God’s prophets will soon receive their rewards for faithful service. The temple of God opens and the ark of the covenant is seen. This is the Day of Atonement--when the High Priest entered into where the ark was. Lightening, thunder, voices, earthquakes, and hail take place. Events continue to unfold upon the earth.

The Day of Atonement is a day of wrath for the wicked, but for the righteous it is the Day of our Redemption!

I believe this is the point where God is gathering His army in heaven. He is reviewing with them history up until this point in time. He is rallying His troops and encouraging them by reminding them of all that has gone on throughout eternity past.

A great wonder of a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet wearing a crown with 12 stars appears in heaven. She is with child and travails in birth to be delivered.

This is God reviewing the history of His people the children of Israel. They are founded on the prophets and 12 apostles (12 stars in crown). Salvation is of the Jews (John 4:22) which is the woman - the child to be birthed is Jesus and those who will follow Him--the church.

Here is how early church father Hippolytus (AD 170-236) describes the woman: The woman is the church, endued with the Father’s word, whose brightness is above the sun. The “moon under her feet” he referred to her being adorned, like the moon, with heavenly glory. He says the crown of twelve stars are the apostles who founded the church. Her being with child and crying as she travails in birth and is pained to be delivered, is “the church not ceasing to bear from her heart the Word that is persecuted by the unbelieving world.” The man-child that she brings forth is the church ruling and reigning in the millennium with Christ. Hippolytus believed the church will go through the tribulation as did Irenaeus, another early church father, (AD 120-202).The man-child taken up to heaven is our Lord. The woman is the church carrying on the work and being persecuted.

Another interesting fact about this woman is the story in the stars. The constellation Virgo represents the woman, the sun clothing her is the sun in the middle of the constellation, and the moon at her feet is the moon at the bottom of the constellation. If we calculate back in time, scientists can prove that this constellation was in this very position on 9/11
of 3 BC! This would have been on the exact date of the Feast of Trumpets that year and is very likely the time of Yeshua’s birth! This has tremendous prophetic meaning when we understand the meaning of the Feast of Trumpets. (Discuss)

12:3-5 The next wonder is the dragon being cast down to earth with a third of the angels when he rebelled. The dragon is standing before the woman waiting for the birth of the man child, Jesus. He is born, to rule the nations with a rod of iron, and immediately caught up into heaven to God’s throne.

This is Jesus being born and carrying out His ministry on earth. After His crucifixion and defeat of Satan He ascended up to the Father where He is seated at God’s right hand.

12:6 The woman flees into the wilderness where she is fed for 3.5 years.

Since the woman has birthed Jesus and the New Covenant she now represents saved believers (many who may be of Jewish descent) of the Lord’s church (Rev 12:17). They are hidden or protected in some way for 3.5 years. This may also be the church ministering to Jewish refugees after Jerusalem is attacked and divided in two parts. Zechariah 14.2 This is merely my reading. There are many other opinions about this.

Hippolytus sees this time as the “church being persecuted and moving from city to city, seeking concealment in the wilderness and mountains, with no protection other than the defense of the two great wings of the great eagle, that is to say, the faith of Jesus Christ, who in stretching forth his holy hands on the holy tree, unfolded like two great wings, the right and the left, and called to Him all who believed upon Him, and covered them as a hen covers her chickens.”

In his treatise on Christ and the Anti-Christ, Hippolytus connects these scriptures: 2 Thessalonians 2.1-12; Malachi 3 and 4; Matt 24; Dan 12, and Rev 11.

12:7-9 There is war in heaven with Michael and his angels verses Satan and his angels. Satan is cast down from heaven to the earth along with his angels.

This is God reviewing history with His Heavenly Host prior to them entering the final battle which is about to come. Satan and 1/3 of the angels where cast out of heaven when they rebelled against God. God’s will is first done in heaven, as on earth. It is also meant to encourage us. This history lesson is for us today. (Compare to Deut 20.1-4)

12:10-11 A loud voice proclaims that salvation, strength, the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ has cast the accuser of the brethren down. The accuser is defeated by the blood of the Lamb and the word of His testimony. These overcomers loved not their lives unto death, they have battled through tribulation.

In our walk we proclaim the word and the promises of our God. We over come by the blood of the Lamb and the testimony of His word. Some even unto death. The armies of God are hearing it to encourage them. Proclaim victory!

12:12-17 The heavens rejoice at hearing this history. Woe to the earth for Satan is the spirit of the world and he is angry because he knows his time is short. He persecutes the woman which brought forth the man child Jesus. The woman flies into the wilderness where she is nourished for 3.5 years. The serpent casts water out of his mouth to swallow her up but the earth opens her mouth to swallow up the flood. The dragon is wroth and continues to make war against her.

The woman is in the wilderness. A very difficult time. The wilderness can represent a difficult period for the church. The church may be assisting persecuted Jews who have been expulsed from Jerusalem and the state of Israel. The water from the dragon can represent many peoples/nations who are persecuting the woman/church because they are assisting and standing with the Jewish people in their time of need.. God provides strength and some protection and victory--the earth swallowing up the flood. Perhaps wars and other conflict in the earth weaken the attacks and persecution as the church ministers to those Jews and gentiles who are turning to the Lord. Jews are seeing Jesus in the sacrificial deeds of the gentile church.
The wilderness can also represent or be a special hiding place for those who are truly obeying the Lord. This may represent the safe haven of Bozrah as described in Isaiah 63, Jeremiah 49, and Micah 2. The Lord rescues His people in Bozrah. In Micah 2.12-13 we see the Lord as the “Breaker” leading His people out.

This may be the beginning of the final 3.5 year period of the tribulation as the Antichrist is about to be revealed. Daniel 11:38, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4