Monday, April 25, 2011

The Date of the Crucifixion--33 A.D.


One of the most debated topics involving Biblical chronologies has been the dating of the crucifixion of Jesus. The date of His crucifixion was foretold in Daniel  9:25,26 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, These passages tell us that Jesus the Messiah would be "cut off" or crucified after 69 weeks of time. What year was that?

Many have put forth various dates too numerous to mention ranging from the late 20s to the late 30s A.D. Without going into detail if one considers the decree of Artaxerxes which most place in either 444 or 445 B.C.--which is discussed in The Coming Epiphany--the accepted range for the birth of Christ, that He started his ministry when He was about 30, and the approximately 3½ year ministry of Christ, the only 2 years that are possible for the crucifixion are 32 and 33 A.D. The facts will tell us which date is the correct one.

The first issue that we must address is that some of the Biblical data concerning the timing of events surrounding the crucifixion and for that matter the resurrection seem to be in contradiction. For example in Mt 28:1 it says “In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.” This verse indicates that Mary came to the tomb on the Sabbath or Saturday and thus Jesus rose from the dead on a Saturday. But in John 20:1 it says “The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.” This verse indicates that Mary came to the tomb on a Sunday and that Jesus could also have arisen on a Sunday. So we see that on the one hand the Matthew passage seems to indicate that Jesus rose from the dead on Saturday while the Mark passage seems to indicate that Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday. So there seems to be a contradiction.

I assure you that there is no contradiction or error in the passages and that there is a logical explanation to the apparent contradiction. The explanation that reconciles both of these passages has to do with the different chronological methods used to mark the start of a day. Galileans started their day at sunrise and the Jews in Jerusalem started their day at sunset.[1] Matthew, Mark and Luke were written using Galilean timing and John was written using Judean timing. Thus in the John passage above the first day of the week started at sundown and the following sunrise is when the day started in the Matthew passage. Mary came to the tomb just at the start of dawn just before sunrise, so in the Matthew passage which was written in reference to Galilean timing it was still Saturday because Sunday did not begin until sunrise and in the John passage, written in reference to Judean timing it was already Sunday because Sunday had started at sunset the day before. Thus one can readily see how these passages are reconciled.

This dual timing is evident in other passages in the gospels also. Matthew 26:17-20 says; “Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 18. And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 20. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. This passage indicates that Jesus and His disciples would eat and celebrate the Passover during what we know as the last supper. Now look what Jn 18:28 says: “Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.” And Jn 19:14 says “And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!” These verses in John indicate that the Passover had not yet occurred at the time of the trial of Jesus. So how could Jesus have eaten the Passover with his disciples as indicated in the Matthew passage and yet the Sadducees had not yet celebrated the Passover?

The answer is, as we have already seen, that the two groups used a different time reckoning. Thus the Galileans celebrated the Passover the day before the Judeans.[2] The Galileans day had started at sunrise and thus they would celebrate their feast that night. The Judeans, on the other hand, started their day at sunset and thus the Passover would not be celebrated until the next day. For a more extensive examination of the chronology of the Passion Week I would recommend reading Hoehner’s excellent and scholarly work, Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ.

The reason for going over this information is that I wanted to establish the fact that Jesus was crucified on Nisan 14, the day of the Judean Passover. “Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover.” Jn 18:28. This verse makes it clear that Jesus was crucified on the day of the Judean Passover. The day of Passover was always on Nisan 14. Thus Jesus was crucified on Nisan 14 (Judean timing).

As a matter of fact we also know the time of the crucifixion. We know from Mk 15:25 that the crucifixion began at the third hour, which was about 9 A.M. “And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.” And it continued to the ninth hour, which is about 3 P.M. “And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.” Mk 15:33. We also know that Jesus died at about 3 P.M. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 35. And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. 36. And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. 37. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. Mk 15:34-37.

On Passover day, Nisan 14, between 3-5 P.M. is the traditional time that observant Jews would sacrifice the Passover lamb for the feast of Passover. Thus the time of the death of Christ coincided exactly with when the Passover lambs were slain. That speaks beautifully to the fact that Christ is our Passover lamb. “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (I Cor 5:7) These passages lead us to emphatically conclude that Jesus was crucified on Nisan 14, the day of the Judean Passover.

The next premise that we will establish is that Jesus was crucified the day before a Sabbath. In other words that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. It is quite evident that the day of the crucifixion was on a Friday. Several passages point this out. “And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,” (Mk 15:42) And yet another one; “And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. 54. And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 55. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.” Luke 23:53-56.

The Sabbath was held on the last day of the week, which in Jerusalem the Sabbath ran from sundown, on what we call Friday to sundown on what we call Saturday. As we can see both passages indicate that Jesus was crucified on the day before the Sabbath. Thus He was crucified on a Friday. Some claim that the Sabbath talked about in these verses refers to a feast day, which were also considered Sabbaths. Thus they assert that Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday in 32 A.D., the day before Passover, which was a Sabbath with Passover being on Thursday. This is cannot be true. The reason that it is false is as follows; For the two years in question 32 and 33 A.D. we can examine the new moon data to see when the month Nisan started and then determine what day Nisan 14, Passover, fell on. The U.S. Naval Observatory had the new moon data listed for the years in question on their website. The data for the two years in question are as follows;


Year           Calculated Zero: (Julian)         (Gregorian)

32 A.D.                3/29 8 P.M.                 3/27 8 P.M.
33 A.D                3/21 10 A.M                3/19 10 A.M.

The dates and times above are for the calculated exact time of the new moon. The data on the website is given in Julian dates; I have converted them to Gregorian as listed above. All modern day dating is in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. But these dates are not the dates for the beginning of the month Nisan, but for the zero point of the new moon. Remember a Hebrew month did not start until the sighting of the crescent moon. Scientists have calculated that the new moon must be at least 11 degrees above the horizon to be visible in Jerusalem. Fotheringham calculated the time of the sighting of the crescent moon as listed below under Calc. Observed. He originally calculated the times in Julian; I have converted them to Gregorian. Thus, as indicated, if the crescent moon was observed at sunset, the next day, would be Nisan 1. I have also calculated Nisan 14 based on the Nisan 1 date.

Year                Calc. Zero            Calc. Observed         Nisan 1         Nisan 14

32 A.D.           3/27 8 PM                   3/29                     3/30         4/12 (Monday)

33 A.D.           3/17 10 AM                3/18                     3/19            4/1 (Friday)

(ALL DATES ARE GREGORIAN)

In the Gregorian calendar, which all dates above are in, Passover, which always occurs on Nisan 14, in 32 A.D. was on April 12, which was on a Monday, and in 33 A.D. it was on April 1, which was on a Friday. Thus it is readily seen that 32 A.D. cannot be a possible date for the crucifixion. There is no way to reconcile a Monday crucifixion with clear Biblical facts about the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ which place his resurrection as occurring on the first day of the week, Sunday. Those who claim that Nisan 14 was on a Wednesday in 32 A.D. have failed to take into account the Julian to Gregorian conversion and have transposed a Julian date onto a Gregorian calendar and have come up with the wrong day of the week.

Thus with the 32 A.D. date eliminated we can conclude that Christ was crucified on Passover on Friday April 1, 33 A.D.

Some say that Christ could not be crucified on a Friday because of Mt 12:40 which says; “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” They contend that Christ could not have been crucified on a Friday and still meet the qualifications for this verse because Friday would not have left enough time for the three days and nights. However I assert that yes Christ was dead for three days and nights, and I also assert that He was crucified on a Friday. This apparent contradiction is easily reconciled when you consider two facts. First, in Hebrew counting any part of a day is counted as a whole day. This is called inclusive reckoning. Thus the three days and three nights do not necessarily refer to 3 entire days consisting of 72 hours, though it could. But the term three days and three nights can refer to parts of three days and nights.

The second fact that we need to consider is the astronomical events that took place at the time of the crucifixion. What I am specifically referring to is recorded several times in the New Testament. “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.” (Mt 27:45). “And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.” (Mk 15:33). It is clear from these accounts that darkness was over all the land from about noon to 3 P.M. We know that a solar eclipse with the moon did not cause the darkness, because at the time of Passover there is always a full moon and you cannot have a solar eclipse at the time of a full moon. Also from lunar data, which is also listed on the Naval observatory site, we know that on April 1, 33 A.D. there was a lunar eclipse. You cannot have a lunar eclipse and solar eclipse by the moon on the same day. So what caused this darkness?

I believe that this darkness was caused by the sun actually setting, which was probably caused by a geo physical pole shift. There are several reasons why I believe this. One of the main reasons concerns the fact that the lunar eclipse that occurred on that day was recorded as being fully observed. Peter makes mention of this fact in Acts 2:20 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.” Here Peter implies that miraculously the moon was already turned to blood and the sun darkened at the time of the crucifixion. Also the historical letter of The Report of Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judea, Which Was Sent to Tiberius Caesar in Rome record the full observance of a blood red moon, which occurs when the moon is eclipsed. “Now when he was crucified, darkness came over all the world, And the moon, which was like blood, did not shine all night long, although it was at the full.

However lunar data tells us that the lunar eclipse should not have been fully observable in Jerusalem on that day. “On Friday 3rd (Passover) AD 33 [April 1 Gregorian] there was a partial lunar eclipse. It commenced, at 15h 40m local time in Jerusalem, and terminated at 18h 31m local time in Jerusalem. In normal circumstances this eclipse would not have been visible in Jerusalem at the time when it actually began, but the last traces of the eclipse would have been visible for about half an hour.[3]

The only way for Peter and others to have observed a full blood moon lunar eclipse was for a pole shift to have occurred. Another reason why it is believed that a pole shift occurred on that day was because of the worldwide shaking of the earth. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52. And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53. And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 54. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. (Mt 27:50-54).

Historians also tell us that earthquakes were recorded in many other parts of the world at that time.[4] The historical account of The Report of Pilate the Governor says this And amid this terror the dead appeared rising again, as the Jews themselves bore witness and said that it was Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the twelve patriarchs, and Moses and Job, who had died before, as they say, some three thousand five hundred years. And there were very many whom I myself saw appearing in the body, and they made lamentation over the Jews, because of the transgression which was committed by them, and because of the destruction of the Jews and of their law. The terror of the earthquake continued from the sixth hour of the preparation until the ninth hour.

It is theorized that earthquakes occur during a pole shift. There is evidence that throughout the history of the world the earth has undergone pole shifts. Even Einstein promoted this theory. Many believe a pole shift occurred at the time of the crucifixion and caused the darkness and the other anomalies that occurred from the 6th to 9th hour. Isn't this what Amos 8:9 tells us happened? And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:

So if the darkness was caused by a pole shift then the sun would have actually went down and then after the darkness it would have rose again. That is why it was dark enough that the stars could be seen.[5] ( I recommend reading the fascinating article (pdf) "The Catastrope of the Crucifixion") So literally the day of the crucifixion was a day of 2 nights. Therefore since Jesus was dead for part of that “darkness” it can be counted as the first night, then there was light for the about 3 hours between 3 P.M. and 6 P.M., that was the first day. The second night then ensued with the setting of the sun and then the second day followed the next morning. The second night and day was the Sabbath. Then the third night and then Jesus arose just after sunrise on the third day, which was Sunday morning. Thus we have 3 days and 3 nights in which Christ was dead. Please see the chart entitled The 3 days and 3 Nights above for a pictorial representation of the data.

There are many other supporting facts from history, which also support a Friday April 1, 33 A.D. crucifixion. Much supporting data comes from historian’s accounts of the crucifixion. Their accounts also support a 33 A.D. crucifixion and refer to other phenomena that occurred at the time of Christ’s passion. The Epistle of Pontius Pilate, which is a letter from Pilate to Tiberius Caesar. In the letter Pilate states that Jesus had been crucified. The date given at the end of the letter is “The 5th of the Calends of April.” Thus this letter indicates that Jesus was crucified before April 5th. If this letter is to be regarded as authentic then it would also eliminate 32 A.D. as the date of the crucifixion because Passover was on April 12 in 32 A.D. This letter is part of the Apocrypha, which has not been accepted as canonical, but has been regarded as containing trustworthy historical information. The manuscript is owned by the British museum, they deem it as authentic.

Another reason some say that the crucifixion cannot be in 33 A.D. is because of what Luke 3:1-3 says; Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 2. Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

This passage cites the start of John the Baptistï’s ministry in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius. When was the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius? We know for certain that Caesar Augustus died on August 19, 14 A.D.; that is when the reign of Tiberius began. There are different methods for the reckoning of the years of a king’s reign. Using the accession-year system August 19 to December 31, 14 AD is considered the accession year and is not counted and then January 1 to December 31, 15 AD is considered Tiberius’ first year of reign. Thus the fifteenth year would have been from January 1 to December 31, 29 AD. Using the regnal year method then Tiberius’ fifteenth year would have been from August 19, 28 AD to August 18, 29 AD. Taking both of these methods into account would yield Tiberius’ fifteenth year, and the start of John’s ministry to be between August 19, 28 AD and December 31, 29 AD. If you take into account that Jesus did not start his ministry at the same time as John, because John had already gathered a large following by the time Jesus started His ministry, but several months thereafter, and that the ministry of Jesus began in the fall, because half a year before Passover brings you to the fall; then you would have to conclude that Christ began His ministry in the fall of 29 A.D. With a 3.5 year ministry of Christ, that would bring you to the spring of 33 A.D. for the year of the crucifixion. The only way that you could come up with 32 A.D. as the year of the crucifixion was if you used the regnal method and had Christ begin his ministry about 1 month after John started his, which I do not think was likely. Therefore to cite Luke 3:1-3 as conclusive evidence that Christ was crucified in 32 A.D. is not correct. I agree that it allows for that hypothesis but it more likely points to 33 A.D as the date of the crucifixion.

Luke 3:23 is claimed by some to indicate the crucifixion was in 32 A.D. It states “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.” This verse says that when Jesus was baptized He was about 30 years old. Some take this to mean that Jesus was exactly 30 years old when he began His ministry and taking into account his birth date of 9/11/ 3 BC would have the start of His ministry in 28 A.D. and the crucifixion in 32 A.D. But Luke 3:23 only says that He was about 30 years old. I believe if He was exactly 30 years old then it would have said “He was 30 years old. It does not say that, it says He was about 30 years old indicating that Jesus’ age was near 30. Thus Luke 3:23 allows for several possible crucifixion dates. If one insists on maintaining that Jesus was 30 years old when He began His ministry, the 29 AD date still works. For if He was born on 9/11/3 BC then He would have been 30 years old from 9/11/28 to 9/10/29. Thus He could have started His ministry in early September of 29 AD and still have been 30 years old, 3 and a half years later would have been Passover of 33 AD. (For an excellent article about dating the birthday of Jesus see Roy Reinhold’s article “Exact Date of Yeshua’s Birth at: http://www.ad2004.com/prophecytruths/Articles/Yeshua/yeshuabirth1.html

In summary; with the citing of the decree of Artaxerxes in 444 BC and then calculating forward 69 weeks (476 years, 25 days) you come to 33 AD for the year of the crucifixion. (Note: In The Coming Epiphany I show how the time of 476 years and 25 days comes to the exact day of the crucifixion.) Some cite the decree in 445 B.C. and come to 32 A.D. We showed by new moon data that 32 A.D. could not be the correct year because Passover (Nisan 14) was on a Monday in 32 A.D. And there is no way to reconcile a Monday crucifixion with the scriptural record. We also showed that scriptures cited by some to indicate a 32 A.D. crucifixion, upon proper analysis do not necessitate a 32 A.D crucifixion and also allow for a 33 AD crucifixion. From scripture we know that Jesus was crucified on Passover and on a Friday. Passover was on a Friday in 33 A.D. With a proper understanding of the “three days and nights” a Friday crucifixion is in agreement with the scriptural record. Many historical accounts such as the epistle of Pilate also indicate a crucifixion in 33 A.D. Since we have shown that all scriptural facts allow and point to a crucifixion on Passover Friday April 1st, 33 A.D. and that the new moon data only allows for 33 AD thus we have provided conclusive evidence that proves that the crucifixion had to take place on Friday April 1, 33 AD.

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[1] Hoehner pp.88,9

[2] ibid. pp. 86,7

[3] The First Church of Rome, Appendix 1. The Catastrophe at the Crucifixion (pdf)

[4] Ibid.

[5] ibid

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Comet Elenin--The Other Possibilities

UPDATED: 4/21


In the last post Comet Elenin--Coming into Focus I concluded; Elenin is a comet cluster and in light of it's connections to Israel and the Palestinian state, whether this comet is a sign or causal agent, I believe it will be associated with judgment upon the earth.

As mentioned in that conclusion, Elenin may be the causal agent of the earth changes that have already taken place but may also just be a sign. What I have not discussed much in regards to the comet is that if it is just a sign then what caused the earth changes that we have seen around alignment dates? It is possible that the earth changes were caused by HAARP or scalar technology. Not familar with what HAARP is? Here is a snippet from an article at Cutting Edge which gives a good overview.

Keep that thought in mind as we examine still more aspects of this HAARP technology that is pouring such enormous quantities of energy into our upper atmosphere. Researches quickly found that this technology could be used in ways other than just to control the weather. They discovered they had stumbled upon a weapon which could be used most effectively, to destroy, destroy, and destroy some more, with the vast majority of the peoples of the world completely unaware of what was happening to them. After all, most people today still believe that the control of the basic weather of this planet is out of the control of mankind....
Now, let us examine some of the concerns of these New Age scientists of the damage HAARP can inflict upon the earth. HAARP can:

1. Create Earthquakes on demand wherever and whenever you wish on the earth.
2.  Manipulate Global Weather Systems, changing weather patterns, rainfall, drought
3. Redirecting Jet Streams...  http://www.cuttingedge.org/News/n1207.cfm 
Still think that HAARP is just a fairy tale? Here is a little peice of scientific data; High-power ELF radiation generated by modulated HF heating of the ionosphere can cause Earthquakes, Cyclones and localized heating.  Fran De Aquino, Maranhao State University, Physics Department, S.Luis/MA, Brazil.

If comet Elenin is just a "cover for the actions of satan and his minions against humanity" then there are two possibilities for future alignment dates; The evil ones will either continue to bring destruction upon mankind on alignment dates and use the comet as a cover for their actions or maybe nothing will happen on future alignment dates and all this hype about Elenin may be a way to discredit future threats that will be earth changing. Or it may be a way to test how people will react to a perceived cellestial threat.

It is hard to know for sure. But I am certain that if the world forces Israel to divide her land  by September 2011, then I am certain that the world will receive judgment. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee Gen 12:3a 1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,  2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Joel 3:1,2 I also know that this comet has clear connections to Israel, America, the Palestinian state and judgment. So how all this will turn out and what exactly this judgment will be I do not know.

So what is Comet Elenin? The cause, or a sign and cover? I will be watching. If anybody has any further data regarding these things please comment or email them. BTW, has anybody figured out the hidden message in the picture above?

A reader commented to watch this video--I found it to be very important and am adding it here--see comments below.



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Monday, April 18, 2011

Current Events and End Times Bible Prophecy

Just a few things in the news recently that caught my attention and I wanted to comment on:

1. Egypt

I was reading in my devotions the other day and I randomly turned to Isaiah 19 and felt that this prophecy was very similar to what is going on in Egypt--remember prophecies can have more that one fulfillment.

1. The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.
2. And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
3. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
4. And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts.
5. And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
6. And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
7. The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
8. The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
9. Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.

2. The Deadly Storms in the USA

On Wednesday April 13, 2011 the USA made some statements regarding Israel and the Palestinian State.

Hillary said, "The status quo between Palestinians and Israelis is no more sustainable than the political systems that have crumbled in recent months," she said, saying the only way to meet both people's aspirations was through a two-state solution.


"And while it is a truism that only the parties themselves can make the hard choices for peace, there is no substitute for continued, active American leadership -- and the president and I are committed to that,"  Source: Haaretz

Starting the next day-- from April 14-16, 2011--there was a record breaking deadly round of storms in the USA with 241 tornadoes and at least 44 dead. My prayers are with them--may many turn to the Lord.

3. The Fire Sacrifice

From April 19 to May 1 is the traditional time for satan and his minions to have a fire sacrifice. Last year it was the Gulf oil fire. In years past it was Waco, Oklahoma City Bombing, and Columbine to name a few. Wonder what it will be this year? Phoenix, War with Iran, Yellowstone, a big building demo, an offshore nuke, or a China syndrome at Fukushima? I hope nothing happens. Might want to watch out for Bushehr in Iran--it is supposedly to be starting up in May 2011.

I believe that as we get closer to the return of the Lord destructive forces will increase in frequency and intensity.

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Comet Elenin--Coming Into Focus



Comet Elenin--when you hear those words what comes to your mind? Pole shift, tsunami, earthquakes, Planet X, Nibiru, destruction, the rapture, judgment, UFOs, extinction level event, head for the hills... There is so much being said about this comet that it can make one's head spin--I know it has made my head spin! What is the truth? That is the question.

Since becoming aware of Comet Elenin and its possible effects upon the earth I began praying and investigating as best I could with the time and info available to me--for I wanted to know for myself if this comet was going to bring trouble upon the earth so that I could make informed rational decisions for my family and then relay the info to others so they could do the same.

If you are not familiar with comet Elenin and its various theories and this comet's connection to Israel and the Palestinian state here is a list of those investigations/posts so far to date;

Comet Elenin and the Pole Shift Theory 

Comet Elenin, Planet X, Nibiru Theory

Comet Elenin and the Palestinian State

Comet Elenin Connections

Comet Elenin Messages

Comet Elenin--Is it Planet X?

Comet Elenin--Conclusions for Now

After completing the last post in which I concluded; "In light of the comet's connections to Israel and the Palestinian state whether this comet is a sign or causal agent I believe it will be associated with judgment upon the earth" I had an uneasy feeling that there was still more to this whole comet issue and I should delve farther.

One reason I felt that way was because one of the concerns/conflicts in my mind was that the comet Elenin scenario that was evolving was in conflict to the end times Bible prophecy timeline I had developed from scripture as outlined in The Coming Epiphany. So I prayed earnestly--and am still praying--that the Lord will open my eyes and help me see and understand the truth about comet Elenin--and I believe that He has allowed me to understand some more about this situation and I am feeling a greater peace in my soul regarding this comet and its ramifications, and its role in the end times scenario is coming into focus. Here is some of the info that I found:

What is Comet Elenin?

There has been a lot of speculation about what comet Elenin really is; some have asserted that it may be a brown dwarf star and that it will cause massive destruction and a pole shift upon earth. Some are making this assumption because of the earthquakes that have occurred on the comet's alignment dates. But remember comets due to their electrical properties can cause earthquakes too. So just because there were earthquakes on alignment dates does not necessarily infer that comet Elenin is the brown dwarf star.

In fact many have been able to photograph the comet and at this point it appears to be just a comet--well actually a cluster of comets. "The group I am talking with is concentrating on Elenin and the "space debris" (few other pieces) that are following it. So far, they have been able to detect 9 pieces together in four groups." Here is a photo link. http://6888comete.free.fr/fr/imageC2010X1eleninfrance.htm So at this point Elenin appears to be just a comet cluster not a brown dwarf star.

How big is Elenin? Mr. Elenin himself responded; Nucleus diameter is 3-4 km, The coma is many thousand times larger (at the beginning of March), The tail is 900,000 km. That is the data about its size now, remember as it gets closer to the sun it is possible that the coma and tail could grow unexpectantly.

How Will Elenin Effect Us?

I do not know exactly but knowing its connection with the Palestinian state and what has occurred around previous alignment dates, as stated before, I feel certain that it will either be a sign or causal agent of judgment upon the earth. Thus at the very least I believe that it is possible that we may see more large earthquakes, tsunamis, and increased volcanic activity around alignment dates. Here is a summary of the alignment dates and quakes above 6.0 for the time 5 days before and after prior alignment dates:

2/27/2010     sun-earth-elenin (6.047)         20 above 6.0 quakes/8.8 biggest
9/3/2010       earth-sun-elenin  (6.269)         4 above 6.0 quakes/7.0 biggest
3/15/2011     sun-earth-elenin  (2.099)        40 above 6.0 quakes/9.0 biggest
3/24/2011     elenin-earth-mars                    9 above 6.0 quakes/6.8 biggest
4/11/2011     elenin-earth-venus                   7 above 6.0 quakes/7.1 biggest
9/11/2011     perihelion
9/26/2011     sun-elenin-earth (.392)--possible tail interaction
10/16/2011   closest to earth (.24)
11/6/2011     possible debris field interaction
11/13/2011   elenin-earth-mercury-venus
11/22/2011   sun-earth-elenin (.586)
4/21/2012     possible debris field interaction
12/25/2012   sun-earth-elenin (5.242)

Did you notice the increased earthquake activity on planet alignment dates? I refer you to Dr. Omerbashich 

So at this point in time, based on occurrences on past alignment dates and the Palestinian connection I think it is possible that we may see more large earthquakes with possible tsunamis and increased volcanic activity around future alignment dates.

The next alignment will be on 9/26/2011 at a distance of .392. At this alignment the comet will be between the sun and the earth with the tail pointed in our general direction. Assuming the comet will effect us and will have a proportional effect the comet at that time may yield an influence of 6.047/.392 = 15.4 times greater than what happened on the 2/27/2010 alignment date. Thus it could cause an earthquake 15.4 times greater; 8.8 + log 15.4 = 10 on the Richter scale and possibly 300 plus quakes over 6.0. Or basing it on the 3/11/2011 quake it may have a 2.099/.392 = 5.3 times greater influence. Thus possibly yielding 200 quakes over 6.0 and a 9.5 quake. Again this is assuming that the comet caused the past earthquakes and will have a proportional effect in the future.

At this point in time I do not think that comet Elenin is Planet X and I do not think it will cause a pole shift. However as said previously it may be associated with earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic activity as explained above and it may also cause other problems such as...Lets look at some of the historical records regarding comet passes throughout history.

The Historical Record

Ancients texts indicate the existence of a cyclical comet that causes great destruction upon the earth.

My investigation suggests that another name for Jeremiah’s Destroyer was Phaeton. The ancient Greeks described Phaeton as a fiery body akin to the sun and was much more than a conventional comet. Plato first popularized Phaeton in his work entitled Timaeus 22a-23b.



Within it we read that Plato’s great-grandfather’s friend, Solon, spoke of an Egyptian priest that told him of Phaeton: * “There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time PHAETHON… burnt up all that was upon the Earth ... WHICH RECURS AFTER LONG INTERVALS.” *


“... AFTER THE USUAL INTERVAL, THE STREAM FROM HEAVEN, LIKE A PESTILENCE, COMES POURING DOWN ...”


Plato told the story of a great island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that Phaeton’s wrath forever submerged. http://nibirukolbrin.angelfire.com/

One researcher--Baillie--believes that the black death which started in 1345 was most likely caused by comet interaction and debris.

There really is quite sufficient data presented in Baillie's book to support the theory that the Black Death was due to an impact by Comet Debris - similar to the impacts on Jupiter by the fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy back in 1994. As to exactly how these deaths occurred, there are a number of possibilities: earthquakes, floods (tsunami), rains of fire, chemicals released by the high-energy explosions in the atmosphere, including ammonium and hydrogen cyanide, and possibly even comet born disease pathogens.


If it has happened as often as Baillie suggests, it can happen again. And if, as we suspect, the Earth is slated for a bombardment in the not too distant future, it seems that there are more ways to die in such an event than just getting hit by a comet fragment. Source: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/145683-New-Light-on-the-Black-Death-The-Cosmic-Connection

So the historical records indicate that comets have the potential to wreak havoc upon the earth with earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, meteor showers, toxic chemicals, plagues, famines, darkness and may have been responsible for the black death that started in 1345. Could the Elenin cluster and her companions cause similar problems? If Elenin was the cause of the eartquakes already seen and not just a sign then she will probably cause more of the same. How about meteor showers, toxic chemicals, plagues, famines, etc? At this point in time the earth is not calculated to be in Elenin's tail or debris field, but sometimes comets can do the unexpected, so this comet bears watching.   Here is an interesting "coincidence;" 1345 + 666 = 2011.

Did you know that the Elenin cluster is not the only comet heading our way this fall? There are several, 45P/Honda is one of them. From what they are saying the comet Honda--discovered in 1948--will form an equilateral triangle with Elenin and earth this fall. I came across a video about a tale of 2 comets that ties in to what we are talking about and raises some interesting scenarios.



So I am convinced from the scientific and historical records that comets can cause great problems for earth--earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, EMP's, comet debris showers, toxic chemicals, plagues, famines, and darkness. What comets can do to earth brings to mind David Wilkerson's Urgent Warning; AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com/2009/03/urgent-message.html It also brings to mind a line from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; "you may have seen a meteor shower but you have never seen a shower meatier than this."

The Prophetic Connections

Of all the data that I have come across so far what has convinced me the most that this comet will bring trouble is that it has clear connections with Israel, the Palestinian State, and America. And from what is being said it is pretty much a done deal that the Palestinian state will be created in September. Whether the comet is just a sign or the causal agent; Palestinian state + comet Elenin = disaster. Here is an updated chart showing the "connections."




If the earth does experience the possible devastation listed above how would it fit into an end times Bible prophecy timeline? Well if we experience tail or debris field interaction from the comet(s)--which at this time is not predicted to occur--and it causes a similar situation that occurred during the black plague 666 years ago, then a black plague scenario would most likely fit with the Black Horse of seal 3 and or the death of seal 4 in Revelation 6.

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts 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. 7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Rev 6:5-8.

I also believe that if we do see major problems from this comet--the destruction it may cause along with many other things will be used to destroy the present world order. According to "their" writings the old world order is suppose to end by 12/21/2012 after which we will most likely see the antichrist arise and the New World Order come about. If that is the case then the first 4 seals will have been opened by then and 1/4 of the world's population will have died which raises the possibility that this comet and its potential devastation may be involved in it.

This comet and its companions may also present the world with some interesting celestial signs. Like maybe--And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Rev 12:1-4

Here is an interesting sign--an alien/demon crop circle. Notice the date and the alignment of 4 celestial objects into the shape of a cross. Remember from above that the latest pics of Elenin indicate that "So far, they have been able to detect 9 pieces together in four groups" Also notice the date of  11/11, I wonder if the Elenin and her companions or the other comets will align like this on 11/11/11?


Image credit: Frank Laumen

So to summarize; In light of the latest data that I have seen my thinking is that; Elenin is a comet cluster and in light of it's connections to Israel and the Palestinian state, whether this comet is a sign or causal agent, I believe it will be associated with judgment upon the earth. What exactly that judgment(s) will be, I do not know. Will the judgments be part of seal 3 or 4? Again I do not know--we will have to watch, wait, and see. If they are part of seal 3 or 4 then we will have to see seal 2 before they occur.

Again the times to watch for, and if warranted to prepare for, are mainly this fall. I cannot tell you if you are to prepare, or exactly how to prepare--for different people it will mean different things--make it a matter of prayer. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5

Again, I am not trying to scare you--just want you to be aware of potential problems that the world may be faced with this fall so that you can make informed rational decisions for you and your family. I will let you know if I am presented with any new data/information that would change my thinking.

What about Planet X? Its coming and so is the rapture--hint, hint--Lord willing will post soon.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Just Another Coincidence--Tribulations

Today I woke up to a smashed car window--the second one in 5 months--I know it is "just another coincidence." Yesterday I was trying to write up some significant new info about comet Elenin and I felt such a strong demonic opposition--the words just would not come. There have been many other trials and tribs occuring. I have been praying for God to strengthen me and give me the words to speak and to give me greater understanding. I am trying to write but I feel like I am stuck in the mud. I am exhausted--Just the other day I was praying Lord do you want me to keep blogging?

I know all things work together for good to those who love God to those called according to His purpose and I thank God for all that He has allowed to happen for it will work out for the greater good. I have felt your prayers before--I need them again. Thank you for taking part in this ministry.

Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just Another Coincidence--Storms and Settlements

Here is "just another coincidence;" Garden Girl from Running from Babylon said in her post Peres and Tornadoes from Saturday April 2, 2011

Another interesting “coincidental” timing.


Shimon Peres will be arriving here in the US late Sunday night, will stay all day Monday, and then have a working lunch with Obama on Tuesday. (At least Obama is feeding the Israelis this time!)...I am going to assume (please note the word assume) that Obama is going to turn on the pressure between now and September to persuade the Israelis to let the US finish the process we started years ago (1991). If you live anywhere in the red areas on the map, it wouldn't hurt to be weather aware for the next few days.
She gave us the heads up and what happened on Monday--the USA made a statement condemning Israeli settlements?

White House Spokesman Tommy Vietor issued a statement Monday saying, "Not only are continued Israeli settlements illegitimate, Israel's actions run counter to efforts to resume direct negotiations." Source; Fox News

And what about the weather on Monday? Monday's Severe Weather: The Largest Outbreak Ever? was a headline story from Accuweather.
With such a large and unprecedented amount of severe weather reports, the question has been raised: Is this the largest single day severe weather outbreak in history? AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said that this was the largest number of severe weather reports in a 24-hour time period that he had ever seen.
I know, its "just another coincidence"--did you catch the sarcasm?