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News You May Not Have Heard About — 10/17/2012
News You May Not Have Heard About
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New Moon Report
Eighth Biblical Month
The observers from Israel have reported that they were unable to sight the moon on October 16, 2012. This was one of those extreme borderline sightings, which might not have visible under perfect weather conditions. There was 1.89% illumination but only 36 minutes lagtime. If the moon had been visible it would have set a record from Israel. Pending further reports, new moon will be tomorrow night (October 17) by default (a lunar month can only be 29 or 30 days).
The Wandering Jew in Sassmansville, PA
Kimberly Rogers and Laura Densmore team up as two “watchers on the wall” to report on the headline news this week as it relates to end of days bible prophesies.
Join us on the wall as we count down to the final 1260 days prior to the return of Messiah Yeshua!
Stories covered in this show:
Armada of Intnl Naval Power Massing in the Gulf As Israel & Iran on Brink of War
IDF Soldiers Airlifted from Central Israel to Golan in Snap Drill
Flashpoint between China & Japan: Chinese Protesters Storm Japanese Embassy in Beijing
Egypt to try 7 Copts and US Pastor over the Muslim video
Obama is Wrong: Mideast Protests were Planned BEFORE video ever came out
Libyan Official Says Protests were Planned and Had Nothing to do with the Movie
Mideast Protests Are Direct Attack on Free Speech
Arab League, OIC, EU, African Union Formulating Intnl Law Criminalizing Criticism of Islam
Ten Days of Awe; Ten Days of Prayer from Messianic Israel Alliance
As the EU/US economy falls, Shariah banking on the rise
Leap 20/20 report:Global Economy will be Sucked into Black Hole in October
Big Sis: Obama Ready to Sign Surveillance Grid Exec Order
Close in prayer: Psalm 112
To listen to the live report or download the recorded report click on –> “The 1260 Report.”
Revelation 6:9 “And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the beings of those having been slain for the Word of Elohim (Mighty One/God) and for the witness which they held,”
The apostle John tells why these saints suffered martyrdom: “for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.” For John, these two are important elements, and they occur several times in Revelation. In opening the book, the apostle contends that he himself “bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ” in Revelation 1:2, and in verse 9 he says he “was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Later, when observing a vision of God’s people contending with Satan, he writes, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:11). A statement similar to Revelation 6:9 appears in Revelation 20:4: “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God.”
The first element, the word of God, is straightforward: It is the truth, the inspired revelation of God, that we find today in the Bible. For John and many in the first century, it was the Old Testament combined with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Only later was this supplemented by the epistles of the apostles, Acts, and Revelation. (No one can be certain when the authoritative canon was compiled, but all the components were likely in place by the time John died. Using Isaiah 8:16, some believe that he authorized the present canon before his death, c. AD 100.) Unlike many today, these martyrs of the fifth seal do not take God’s Word for granted, believing that its message is personally vital, current, and authoritative, and they are willing to die rather than compromise with its instruction.
The second element, the testimony which they held, can seem to some to be more complex. The key word, testimony, is the Greek word marturían, which means either “the act or office of testifying” or “what one testifies.” In modern terms, it is either the giving of evidence, as before a judge in a courtroom, or the evidence itself. The word witness is similarly used, as, for instance, the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 are called mártusín (“witnesses” or “martyrs”), a related word. Their “testimony,” then, is evidence they give or a witness they provide.
We should not forget the final phrase, “which they held,” as it adds definition and emphasis to their testimony. The evidence they give means something special to them! It is not as if they witnessed an auto accident and, as unbiased bystanders, simply testified about how it happened. Their testimony is something so precious that they hold it fast, bear it, maintain it, keep it in trust, possess it, consider it, believe it, and adhere to it.
How do they give their testimony? It could be different for each one, but notice Jesus’ interpretation of this seal in Luke 21:12-19:
But before all these things [the heavenly signs of thesixth seal], they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will send some of you to your death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. In yourpatiencepossess your souls.
He specifically mentions testifying before religious authorities, in prisons, and before secular leaders. These are the “classic” occasions for witnessing of the truth, all of which are reported as happening to the apostles in the book of Acts. He also hints at other ways of testifying, more personal ones that involve relatives and “friends” seeing a Christian practicing his beliefs or hearing him propounding the truth, and betraying him to the authorities.
Hebrews 11 gives multiple examples of the heroes of faith making a witness of the true God and His way. Abel, for example, bore witness by making an acceptable sacrifice (verse 4). Enoch’s translation was witness that He pleased God (verse 5). Noah’s obedience in constructing the ark bore witness of his faith (verse 7). Abraham testified of his allegiance in many ways: leaving Ur (verse 8), dwelling in tents in Canaan (verse 9), and sacrificing Isaac (verse 17). Sarah, too, testified by conceiving and bearing the promised son, Isaac (verse 11). Later, Moses showed his faith by refusing royal rank (verse 24), forsaking Egypt (verse 27), and keeping the Passover (verse 28).
Likewise, we give testimony of our devotion to God and our beliefs in simple, everyday acts, many of which we probably never consider to be witnessing. We make a witness to other members of our families with our every word, act, and decision. We witness of our adherence to law in our public activities, from driving our cars to paying our taxes. Our diligence and thoroughness on the job testify of our godly character or lack thereof. One could go so far as to say that everything we say and do that is witnessed by others shouts out the testimony that we hold.
Are we, like these martyred saints, willing to lay down our lives for God’s Word and our beliefs? It may never come to that for any of us personally, but do we have the sacrificial attitude applauded by Revelation 6:11 and many other New Testament verses? Do we value God’s revelation of His way of life highly enough to defend it despite the cost? Do we, as Jesus warns in Luke 14:26, “hate” our lives enough to be His disciples?
We, after all this time, have now arrived at the number that is second to none in popularity. The number six hundred sixty-six is well known in our culture, regardless of whether one holds deep religious views or not. We might begin with a comment that perhaps is obvious to some and not so obvious to others. This number is not ‘666’ but rather six hundred and sixty-six. In the Greek text of Hitgalut (Revelation) 13:18, the number 666 is represented with a value based upon gematria. It is simply written with three Greek letters, the Chi = 600, the XI = 60, and the no longer used Stigma = 6. This is important because there has been much clamour over possible antichrist candidates based upon something or someone containing three ‘sixes’ rather than the number 666. I remember hearing about the three ‘w’s of the world wide web as pointing to the true beast of Hitgalut 13. This is based upon the 6th Hebrew letter of vav being articulated as a ‘w’ by many. Or Ronald Wilson Reagan’s name containing three sixes. But we must keep in mind that this is not what the scriptures are saying.
Higalut (Revelation) 13:17-18 “And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND SIX.”
We are told in verse 18 that “him who hath understanding, let him ‘count’ the number of the beast”. The Greek word used here implies more than simply counting up numerical values. The word psephizo means to ‘calculate’ or to ‘formulate’. It is used in Luke 14:28 to speak of ‘counting’ the cost of building a tower. The word means very much the same in Hebrew. The word is tzor, and means to ‘compress from all directions’, to ‘form’, or to ‘shape’.
Obviously, this number is made up of a lot of sixes. We have already seen that the number six is the number of man, and so it is no coincidence that this number is also called the ‘number of a man’. This is a very important insight, for it is my opinion that the very nature of the ‘antichrist’ is that he has successfully convinced religious men to substitute the ways of God with the ways of man. Combine this with the revelation that this number is also the ‘name’ of the beast and you have some important information about him. In the Hebrew, the word ‘name’ or shem, speaks of authority, which also brings us to the same conclusion about the nature of the mashiach tachat, or the ‘instead of’ christ. What will happen someday soon is the physical manifestation of an antichrist spirit that has been with mankind from the beginning. Yochanan mentions this spirit in his 1st epistle.
Yochanan (John) 4:3-4 “And every spirit that confesses not that Yeshua‘ the Messiah is come in the flesh is not of ’Elohiym (Mighty One/God); and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, of which ye have heard that it should come, and even now already is IN THE WORLD. Ye are of ’Elohiym, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
When Yochanan wrote his epistle, the ‘spirit’ of this beast was already in the world. What he has been doing up to now ‘in the spirit’, will soon manifest itself as a person. Those who will follow this beast in the last of the latter days will be those who have already been ‘conditioned’ spiritually to set aside the commandments of the God of Israel and replace them with man’s. This is due to further insight given to us in other places in scripture where we are told that this same anti-messiah will be the ‘wicked one’ who is the ‘mystery of iniquity’ or the ‘lawless one’ (read this ‘toraless one’ ) (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8).
The number ‘six’ is stamped all over this wicked one. The number ‘six’ is prolific in the Chaldean and Egyptian mysteries. This number used to be the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet. It was called the stigma and was represented by, for all intents and purposes, a small ‘s’. This letter represented the Egyptian goddess Isis. Isis was one of the three names of the Egyptian ‘trinity’ that shows up on the communion wafer used in many churches in the last eighteen centuries, i.e. IHS or Isis, Horus and Seb. The idea I discussed earlier concerning this antichrist being the ‘instead of’ Messiah can also be seen in the numerical value of the true Messiah as opposed to the false messiah. The first letter of the three Greek letters used to construct the number of the beast is taken from the first letter of ‘christ’ in Greek. The last letter is taken from the last letter of the word ‘christ’ in Greek as well. The letter that lies on the inside is what makes the difference. Utilizing the exact same gematria is seen in several instances in scripture. The Hebrew gematria for Messiah and serpent is 358. The gematria for ‘the Anointed one’ and ‘satan’ is 364. The gematria for ‘the Son’ and ‘Lucifer’ is 75. The gematria of the ‘head of the corner’ is 666.
This beast is very sly and will present himself as the true Messiah in any way that he can, except one. This wicked one will not follow God and will not obey His commandments. His purpose is to ‘build’ an ‘instead of’ Christ and to create a universally accepted savior. This man will be responsible for replacing the traditions of God with his own traditions. In the Greek, his own ‘traditions’ is paradosis = 666. Many times he will use wealth as the greatest motivator (wealth = euporia = 666). Many believe that this antimessiah will come from the Roman empire. Could it be just a coincidence that the numerical system used by the Romans adds up to 666? D=500, C=100, L=50, X=10, V=5, and the I=1.
In my humble opinion, the number of this man and beast will be relatively simple to calculate once he is out of obscurity. Remember, he will epitomize and take ‘upon the flesh’ of that spirit of lawless (Torahless) doctrine that pervades religious organizations. He will deceive all those who unknowingly follow him. He will have no regard for the laws and commandments of the God of Israel, but will use His name and claim that Jesus is the Christ.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:4-5 “And Yeshua‘ answered and said unto them, Take heed that no MAN deceive you. For many shall come IN MY NAME, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
This verse is commonly taught to be synonymous with other statements relating to false Christs and prophets. But the structure of this verse speaks no such thing. The context is clear. Yeshua‘ is speaking, and states the base nature of these people. They will speak in His ‘authority’ and they will proclaim that Yeshua‘ is the Christ, but they are deceivers. Take heed.
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