News Letter 5857-030
The 5th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 26th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 17th day of the 8th month 5857 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
1814 Days until the Two Witnesses
478 Days into the 2300 Days Started May 31st, 2020
September 25, 2021
Shabbat Shalom Royal Family of Yehovah,
Shabbat Zoom Meeting
There are many people in need of fellowship and who are sitting at home on the Sabbath with no one to talk to or debate with. I want to encourage all of you to join us on Shabbat, and to invite others to come and join us as well. If the time is not convenient then you can listen to the teaching and the midrash after on our youtube channel.
What are we doing and why do we teach this way?
We are going to discuss both sides of an issue and then let you choose. It is the work of the Ruach (Spirit) to direct and to teach you.
The medieval commentator Rashi wrote that the Hebrew word for wrestle (avek) implies that Jacob was “tied”, for the same word is used to describe knotted fringes in a Jewish prayer shawl, the tzitzityot. Rashi says, “thus is the manner of two people who struggle to overthrow each other, that one embraces the other and knots him with his arms”.
Our intellectual wrestling has been replaced by a different kind of struggle. We are Wrestling with Yehovah as we grapple with His Word. It is an intimate act, symbolizing a relationship in which Yehovah and I and you are bound together. My wrestling is a struggle to discover what Yehovah expects of us, and we are “tied” to the One who assists us in that struggle.
Today, many say Israel means “Champion of God”, or better — the “Wrestler of God”.
Our Torah sessions each Shabbat teach you and encouraged you to constantly challenge, question, argue against, as well as view alternative views and explanations of the Word. In other words, we are to “wrestle with the Word” to get to the truth. Jews worldwide believe that you need to wrestle with the Word and constantly challenge Dogma, Theology, and views or else you will never get to the Truth.
We are not like most churches where “The preacher talks and everyone listens.” We encourage everyone to participate, to question and to contribute what they know on the subject being discussed. We want you to be a champion wrestler of the Word of Yehovah. We want you to wear the title of Israel, knowing that you not only know but are capable to explain why you know the Torah to be true with logic and facts.
We have a few rules though. Let others talk and listen. There is no discussion about UFO’s Nephilim, Vaccines or conspiracy-type subjects. We have people from around the world with different world views. Not everyone cares who is the President of any particular country. Treat each other with respect as Fellow wrestlers of the word. Some of our subjects are hard to understand and require you to be mature and if you do not know, then listen to gain knowledge and understanding and hopefully wisdom. The very things you are commanded to ask Yehovah for and He gives to those who ask.
Jas 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.
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We start off with some music and then some prayers and it’s as though you were sitting around the kitchen back in Newfoundland having a cup of coffee and all of us enjoying each other’s company. I hope you will grace us with your company someday.
Sabbath September 25, 2021, the room will be open at 12:30 PM Eastern with singing and prayers until about 1:15 PM. You are all welcome to join and watch. It is not recorded. We will have our afternoon service after this. You are welcome to come and join us before during and after we are off the air.
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Septennial Torah Portion
If you go to Torah Portion at our archived section, you can then go to the 5th year which is the 5th year of the Sabbatical Cycle, the one we are in now, as we state at the top of every News Letter. There you can scroll down to September 11, 2021, and see that this Shabbat we could very well be midrashing about
1 Kings 9-10
If you missed last week’s exciting discoveries as we studied that section you can go and watch past Shabbats on our media section.
Update from Last Week
As many of you noticed I did not send out a newsletter last week. After Sabbath the week before, I began to work on my latest video to addressing the UN IPCC report on climate change and global warming. I worked on it each day from about 9 AM until 2 or 3 AM each night. Once I was finished I then had to go back and edit it and splice in this or that and remove other things. It was very time-consuming and it required my full attention to getting it done.
Last Sabbath we then shared the video for its debut and discussed it for a short while before I had to leave early for another commitment. In the video, we walk you through the history of the UNEP since its founding in 1972 and show you the major events that propelled the progress of this movement.
We shared with you the founding principle of human rights as the cornerstone of the 26 guiding principles it has adopted. And I question why the Blue whale or the Polar Bear needed human rights. But I also have shown you how this 1st principle is key to the UNEP and how it lies there sleeping until it then utilized in 2011 when the LGBT rights are merged with the UN’s human rights and the UNEP’s 1st principle on human rights. This is when this “covenant made with many” became anti-Yehovah in all respects.
As we go through this history we also show you how the Ozone was used to whip up support and then 32 years later still has not been fixed. I also show you how global warming has not been abated one little bit and is projected to climb by 2.7 C each year. in 2022 the UNEP will be celebrating its Jubilee. I show the viewer that the book of Revelation shows us it is going to get hotter and the extreme weather events will become more severe.
We have discussed this in our book The 2300 Days of Hell which we wrote way back in 2013. We also did a 2 part video on this back in 2013. You can watch both of them here.
I cannot stress enough for all of you to watch our video that we did back in 2013. Man, it scares me today now in 2021 that the things I was warning you about then are now happening. Many will watch part one but will not watch part two. Part two below is the one with all the punch. You need to watch it. You need to understand what is happening all around you so that you can understand what Yehovah is doing.
The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) opened on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. On that day, Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives was sworn in as the General Assembly President and he opened the 76th session.
The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 21 September 2021. The General Debate will take place from Tuesday, 21 September to Monday, 27 September 2021, including Saturday, 25 September. Many people will be keeping Sukkot at this time.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), on 9 August 2021. It is this report that the world is crying CODE RED.
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Right now as you read this the UN is meeting. They already released the IPCC report in order to have things to discuss and work on. And it will continue to be heard on the news until the 12th of November, this year when they will again talk about the environment.
So now each one of you can do Yehovah’s work with Him. You can share each of these videos each week from now until Christmas. Each one of you can share it on FB or Pinterest or any of your Social media groups. Share it in those Christian and Hebrew roots groups. Send it to the Ambassador of the UN for your country. Just look them up online and write them a letter and include this Vimeo video to the UN.
I am doing the best I can with the tools I have. But unless I have help from each and every one of you sending this to everyone then it will be fruitless. How many will send this on? How many will make it their job to get this message out to their respective ambassadors? Even if they got 10 or 100 emails or letters from each of you.
I have sent it to hundreds on Twitter. Each individual or post with their own special note form me on why then should watch this video and what it is about. I never say you need to watch this. I sent it to Leo Dicaprio, the Late Show host who held the Climate change joke fest, as many various religious leaders as I could find. I sent to my Ambassador to the UN, Bob Rae. I posted it in every single group that has signed me up on Facebook and MeWe. I used as many hashtags as I could think of. And I am asking each of you to make this your personal job over the next two months repeatedly to repost this video to all these groups and people. In less than 7 days we are at almost at 1000 views between Youtube and Vimeo. This is more than double our normal rate. Push it out there and keep pushing it.
At the UN assembly, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the following.
We must come together in a collective coming of age. We must show we have the maturity and wisdom to act. And we can.
It is time for humanity to grow up. In less than two months we must show that we are capable of learning, maturing and finally taking responsibility for the destruction we are inflicting, not just upon our planet but ourselves.
Yes Brethren I wrote Boris Johnson and many other leaders warning them that Climate Change and Global Warming are easy to fix. Just obey God. And I sent them the video. I am doing the best I am able to with the tools Yehovah has given me. I just need one influential person to promote it and then others will hear this message too. The question is through which line of people will it reach that one person? It could be those you share it with.
Josephs Sub Deal
Why the Ruckus over Aukus?
A new alliance has both France and China spitting nails, and it is threatening to upend the global order. Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States proclaimed the Aukus alliance on September 16, under which the three nations pledged to increase their military coordination, especially in the Pacific. But the top headline was that the U.S. has announced it will help Australia become the eighth member of the elite club of countries that operate nuclear submarines.
The plan is for Australia to buy at least eight nuclear submarines, which will make it a more capable foe against China, bring profits to the American and British defence industries and dramatically empower the American-led military presence in the region.
The deal has the potential to upend the naval balance of power in the South Pacific. Australia’s current fleet of diesel submarines are based in Australia and can manage only 11 days of patrolling in the South China Sea before turning around. The nuclear option could make that 77 days.
Plans are also under consideration for Australia to develop longer-range missiles, for American nuclear submarines to be stationed at Perth and for more American Marines to be stationed in Darwin.
China is furious. The Global Times, which is controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, fumed that the alliance “would make Australia a potential target for a nuclear strike.”
“[D]eploying nuclear submarines will force China to change its attitude toward Australia, and China will also be forced to make changes in its military deployment and countermeasures following Australia’s latest move,” it stated.
Almost as big, and perhaps even more significant, was the tantrum thrown by France.
Australia had agreed to spend up to $90 billion buying diesel submarines for France. America’s offer of nuclear submarines sunk that deal, and with it an important source of revenue for France’s naval industry.
Bruno Tertrais from the Fondation pour le Recherche Stratégique characterized the cancellation as “a knife blow to the heart that no one in France saw coming” and a “Trafalgar shot from which Naval Group will take years to recover.” Ouest-France said that for one of France’s key naval regions around the Cherbourg Naval Base, it is ”a small social and economic earthquake.”
“It was really a stab in the back,” said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. “We built a relationship of trust with Australia, and this trust was betrayed. This is not done between allies.”
The French government was so incensed that it withdrew its ambassadors from Australia and from the United States for the first time in history. The French ambassador to the United Kingdom remained in place, but the French government released a snide statement that it had refrained from recalling him only because it is already used to the United Kingdom’s “permanent opportunism.”
Much of the European Union has also taken offence to Aukus. Die Welt characterized the alliance as a declaration of war on the EU. Germany’s ambassador to the UK said the deal threatened the “unity of the west.”
But the most interesting take came from John Allen Jr., the veteran Vatican watcher at Crux. The deal, he wrote “seems to have the potential to fundamentally redefine the geopolitical game.”
“Since the close of World War II, it was always ‘the West,’ meaning North America, Europe and Australia together, against someone else, whether the Soviets during the Cold War or global jihadism post-9/11,” he continued. “Now it seems it may be the Anglo-Saxon powers v. China, with Europe either relegated to the sidelines or finding a new role for itself. In that realignment, the Vatican is likely to be an advocate of a more assertive and independent Europe.”
Allen wrote that the Vatican was never really keen on NATO and “that basic skepticism about Anglo-Saxon culture remains hardwired into the Vatican’s DNA,” especially under the current pope.
“The Vatican has been pushing Europe to be less deferential to the U.S. for some time,” he noted.
“Such a jolt could provide Europe with the impetus it needs to come together. Any such new European alliance likely would be premised on positioning itself as a bridge between China and the Aukus powers …” (ibid.).
To do this would require leadership. With German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the way out, such leadership could be provided by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, working in close concert with the Vatican, “with Draghi supplying the strategic vision and Francis the moral leadership to position Europe as a legitimate ‘third way’ between the poles of the new Cold War” (ibid.).
Allen concluded that “whatever may be said publicly, it’s improbable the Vatican simply will sit out the game of musical chairs now underway.”
Allen’s article is so fascinating because it ties in so well with what the Bible prophesies.
The United States believes it has an unshakable friend in Europe. It does not. Biblical prophecy warns that Britain and America will trust in “lovers”, foreign allies will destroy them. “All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not,” God warned in Jeremiah 30:14.
Other prophecies specifically describe a European power forming a temporary alliance with China. Isaiah 23 discusses Tyre and Zidon, economic juggernauts of the ancient world that symbolize the economic power soon to arise in Europe. These are described in a trading alliance with Chittim, which, in Bible prophecy, is China.
Revelation 18 describes this same European economic superpower. The prior chapter shows that it is controlled and dominated by a “harlot,” which is a prophetic symbol of a false church.
The new Aukus deal provides an opportunity for a major world religion to fundamentally shift Europe’s role in the world.
This is the briefest overview of the prophecies involved. They require more detailed study to prove to yourself. But the overview shows us that the whole prophetic panorama described in the Bible could soon be here: Europe, led by the Vatican, turning against America and siding with China. Perhaps Aukus could help prompt such a shift. But even if not, resentment against the United States is bubbling in Europe. That Vatican is looking to play a role in shifting Europe’s alliance. World events could move very quickly.
The picture the Bible paints of the immediate future is dark. But if you see and prove and believe the accuracy of Bible prophecy, you can also have hope. The prophetic panorama also shows you clearly that today’s events are part of a much bigger plan and pattern that God is crafting for the benefit of all mankind. If you would like to know more about this panorama, a great place to start is our free book The United States and Britain Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong. This will give you the vital master key necessary to unlock Bible Prophecy.
20 Years & Did Anyone Notice It?
Last Sabbath Sarkis asked a question and was speculating about something. But I could not prove whether or not what he said had any truth to it. I had to go and find our history of when we kept the Holy Days and if we coincided with the Hillel calendar or not.
I had almost forgotten that we had recorded these very facts in our News Letter from 5855-049 on February 15, 2020. Let me post it below and I am going to update it for the years 2020 and 2021 so that we then have an accurate record of when various groups kept the Feasts.
Here is the information courtesy of Brian Hoeck and I thank him for going and finding this and then for sharing it with us. Note that Passover will be 14 days after each of the New Moon sightings below and in each case was after the Equinox.
Here’s the info you requested:
“In the month of Xanthicus, which is by us called Nisan, and is the beginning of our year, on the fourteenth day of the lunar month, when the sun is in Aries, (for in this month it was that we were delivered from bondage under the Egyptians,) the law ordained that we should every year slay that sacrifice which I before told you we slew when we came out of Egypt, and which was called the Passover; and so we do celebrate this passover in companies, leaving nothing of what we sacrifice till the day following.” (Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book III)
Please note that Josephus did not say the New Moon that starts the year occurs in Aries, but rather he said the Passover was sacrificed (i.e., the ending of Aviv/Nisan 14) while the Sun was in Aries. In his day, the Sun was in Aries circa March 20/21 through April 19/20. IF the Passover sacrifice had to occur in Aries, then it would have to fall in between March 20/21 and April 19/20, which would mean then that the New Moon must be sighted between the evening of March 7 (which would produce an Aviv 14 on March 21) and the evening of April 6 (which would produce an Aviv 14 on April 20).
Here is New Year info for years 2000-2019 via Aviv inspections and New Moon watches:
2000: 1st New Moon visible Wednesday, April 5
2001: 1st New Moon visible Monday, March 26
2002: 1st New Moon visible Friday, March 15
2003: 1st New Moon visible Friday, April 3
2004: 1st New Moon visible Monday, March 22
2005: 1st New Moon visible Friday, March 11*
2006: 1st New Moon visible Thursday, March 30
2007: 1st New Moon visible Wednesday, March 20
2008: 1st New Moon visible Monday, April 7*
2009: 1st New Moon visible Friday, March 27
2010: 1st New Moon visible Wednesday, March 17
2011: 1st New Moon visible Monday, April 4
2012: 1st New Moon visible Friday, March 23
2013: 1st New Moon visible Wednesday, March 13
2014: 1st New Moon visible Monday, March 31
2015: 1st New Moon visible Saturday, March 21
2016: 1st New Moon visible Thursday, March 10*
2017: 1st New Moon visible Wednesday, March 29
2018: 1st New Moon visible Sunday, March 18
2019: 1st New Moon visible Friday March 8*
2020: 1st New Moon visible Tuesday, February 25*
2021 1st New Moon Visible Saturday February 13*
There are 4 years above marked with an asterisk. These mark years of split views of aviv inspectors.
* In 2005, there was debate over the start in the Aviv camps. The date in the chart is derived from the Karaite Korner crew, whereas abibofgod declared a 13th month and began the year with the 1st New Moon visible Sunday, April 11, 2005. If the abibofgod determination is correct, it would be evidence against the Josephus parameter.
* In 2008, the Karaites & abibofgod both declared a 13th month and began the year with the New Moon sighted the evening of April 7, thus an April 21st afternoon Passover sacrifice. This would put it one day outside of Aries (which ended April 20).
The folks at torahcalendar declared that the barley was ready for March 8, 2008 to begin the year: https://torahcalendar.com/PDF/2008_Abib.pdf
* In 2016, the Karaite group declared a 13th month, and thus their day of Passover sacrifice (April 23) fell outside of the parameter given by Josephus by 3 days. (There was a split amoungst the groups this year Some not adding a 13th month)
Sightedmoon.com was one of those groups not adding a 13th month this year and for the first time we split away from the Karaite groups. Our year began March 10, 2016
* In 2019, the Karaite group declared a 13th month, making their Passover sacrifice occur the afternoon of April 20 (still fitting the Josephus parameter).(There was a split amoungst the groups this year Some not adding a 13th month)
Sightedmoon.com was one of those groups not adding a 13th month this year and for the second time we split away from the Karaite groups. Torah Calendar also was in agreement with us on their calendar. https://sightedmoon.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
* In 2020, we fully expected to add a 13th month to the year. But the barley was indeed ripe and we did not add an Adar Bet. The date noted is for sightedmoon.com with the New Year starting February 25, 2020. Passover was on March 11, 2020, the very same day WHO declared a worldwide pandemic.
* In 2021 we again fully expected to add an Adar Bet but it was not to be. So this year were again not aligned with the Karaite Groups who kept the Holy Days a month later. But this year we had confirmation of the Wheat just before Shavuot, and the Grapes in the 5th month. As well as the first of the dates and pomegranites in the 6th month acording to our start time.
Sarkis asked if it was possible for the Holy Days to have been kept a month early in 2001.
To try and find an answer to this I asked Becca if she had anything to tell us when the grapes would have been harvested in 2001. She has not gotten back to me on this.
I also wrote and asked Hayovel if they had records of when they harvested grapes in Israel. I first met this group in 2009 in Israel at our Feast site at the Petra Hostel. I have not heard back from them and I am not sure they were doing this in 2001.
You may recall our article this year about the start of the grape harvest this year and how it confirmed the calendar dates for the Holy Days this year as we kept them.
Before we read what is next let me just say that we have had the remnant of Hurricane Nick pass through here this week. It has rained and the winds were severe for Wednesday and cold for Thrusday. Many mighty old Oak trees were snapped at the roots or just above them to be blown to the ground. It caused me to think of all those keeping the Feast now sleeping in their succas being drenched or them blowing away.
On the other hand, we kept our Feast last month and the weather was awesome. Again I am thinking of the month of Av, the 5th month when the spies brought back the large bunch of grapes. This means we should look to be on Yehovahs timeline if the grapes are ready in the 5th month. And as I go back over all the Feasts I kept since 1983 just how many of them were cold and rainy and I just did not know it then. How blind I was to what Yehovah was showing us each and every season. How many times we have missed Yehovah doing things on His Holy Days because we were not there to see it no paying attention.
Let me refresh you with that article. This was June 26, 2021.
Normally I do not make mention of other Jewish holidays. But this year is an exception. Much thanks to Becce Biderman for her insights.
We were diligent to mention to you the date of Tisha B’Av on the 9th of the 5th month, when the Temple was destroyed in 586 BC and again in 70 Ad. This past Sunday, June 20th, 2021 was the 9th of Av.
There was another day that the Talmud speaks about each year called Tu B’Av on the 15th of the 5th month. Here is what Wiki says about this day. This day is today the Sabbath June 26, 2021.
According to the Mishna, Tu B’Av was a joyous holiday in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, marking the beginning of the grape harvest. Yom Kippur marked the end of the grape harvest. On both dates the unmarried girls of Jerusalem dressed in white garments, and went out to dance in the vineyards. That same section in the Talmud states that there were no holy days as happy for the Jews as Tu B’Av and Yom Kippur.
The holiday celebrated the wood-offering brought in the Temple (see Nehemiah 13:31). Josephus refers to it as the Feast of Xylophory (“Wood-bearing”).
Various reasons for celebrating on Tu B’Av are cited by the Talmud and Talmudic commentators:
While the Israelites wandered in the desert for forty years, female orphans without brothers could only marry within their tribe to prevent their father’s inherited territory in the Land of Israel from passing on to other tribes, following the incident of the Daughters of Zelophehad. After the conquest and division of Canaan under Joshua, this ban was lifted on the fifteenth of Av and inter-tribal marriage was allowed.
That same year, the last of the generation of the sin of the spies, which had been forbidden to enter the Promised Land, found that they were not destined to die. For forty years, every Tisha B’av night, the Jews made graves for themselves in which they slept on Tisha B’Av; every year a proportion of them died. In the 40th year, the fifteen thousand who had remained from the first generation went to sleep in the graves and woke up the next day to their surprise. Thinking they made a mistake with the date, they did this until they reached Tu B’Av and saw a full moon. Only then did they know they were going to enter the Land of Israel with the new generation.
The Tribe of Benjamin was allowed to intermarry with the other tribes after the incident of the Concubine of Gibeah (see Judges chapters 19–21).
Cutting of the wood for the main altar in the Temple was completed for the year.
King Hoshea of the northern kingdom removed the sentries on the road leading to Jerusalem, allowing the ten tribes to once again have access to the Temple.
The nights, traditionally the ideal time for Torah study, are lengthened again after the summer solstice, permitting more study.
The Roman occupiers permitted burial of the victims of the massacre at Bethar during the Bar Kochba rebellion. Miraculously, the bodies had not decomposed, despite exposure to the elements for over a year.
Tu B’Av marks an informal “high” to counter the “low” of The Three Weeks leading up to Tisha B’Av. Tu B’Av does not have many established religious rituals associated with its celebration. However Tachanun is not said—either at mincha the day before or on the day itself—and a bride and groom traditionally do not fast if their wedding falls on Tu B’Av.
In modern times, it has become a romantic Jewish holiday, and has been said to be a “great day for weddings, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, or proposing”. Also, “It is a day for romance, explored through singing, dancing, giving flowers, and studying.”
Tu B’Av marked the beginning of the GRAPE HARVEST. And for that reason only I have mentioned it this year to all of you. This year when we began the Year one month earlier than the rest of the brethren. This year when the Barley was at times questionable. This year when the wheat confirmed that we were on the schedule Yehovah has set out for us. This year when we have suffered the ridicule of the brethren on other schedules and other calendars.
This year Becca has reported from Israel, that in all the land the grapes are ready to harvest. The Grapes are ready to harvest. Isn’t that just so amazing? I am beside myself. I am absolutely in awe of Yehovah who is guiding us and leading us and showing us HIS timing for HIS Feasts. Not my timing. Not my decision. Yehovah is leading us and I am ecstatic to know this little truth.
The 15th of Av, the day known as Tu B’Av, the day that marks the start of the Grape harvest is June 26, which is this Sabbath, 2021.
But now stop and think. Why did I not understand this before?
Num 13:23 And they came to the valley of Eshcol and cut from there a branch with one cluster of grapes. And they carried it between two men upon a staff, and some of the pomegranates and of the figs.
Num 13:24 The place was called the valley of Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes which the sons of Israel cut down from there.
The 9th of Av when they brought back this evil report is ALSO the SAME time when they brought back this cluster of grapes in the month of Av the 5th month.
Report of the Spies
Num 13:25 And they returned from spying out the land after forty days.
Num 13:26 And they left and came to Moses and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh. And they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
Num 13:27 And they told him and said, We came to the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey. And this is the fruit of it.
Num 13:28 However, the people that dwell in the land arestrong, and the cities are walled, very great. And also we saw the children of Anak there.
Num 13:29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south, and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains. And the Canaanites dwell by the sea and by the coast of Jordan.
Num 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses and said, Let us go up at once and possess it. For we are well able to overcome it.
Num 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people, for they arestronger than we.
Num 13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the sons of Israel, saying, The land through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up those who live in it. And all the people whom we saw in it were men of stature.
Num 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, of the giants. And we were in our own sight like grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
The spies had committed Lashon Hara, they brought up an evil report. They had the blessing of the land in a cluster of the grapes and yet they made up this story about the giants in the land to scare the people.
The story continues.
The People Rebel
Num 14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried. And the people wept that night.
Num 14:2 And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron. And the whole congregation said to them, Oh that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or, Oh that we had died in the wilderness!
Num 14:3 And why has Jehovah brought us into this land to fall by the sword, so that our wives and our sons should be a prey? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?
Num 14:4 And they said to one another, Let us make a leader, and let us return to Egypt.
Num 14:5 And Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.
Num 14:6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those that searched the land, tore their clothes.
Num 14:7 And they spoke to all the company of the sonsof Israel saying, The land which we passed through to search is an exceedingly good land.
Num 14:8 If Jehovah delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey.
Num 14:9 Only do not rebel against Jehovah, neither fear the people of the land. For they are bread for us. Their protection has moved from them, and Jehovah is with us. Do not fear them.
Num 14:10 But all the congregation said to stone them with stones. And the glory of Jehovah appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the sons of Israel.
Num 14:11 And Jehovah said to Moses, How long will this people provoke Me? And how long will it be before they believe Me, for all the signs which I have shown among them?
Num 14:12 I will strike them with the pestilence and will disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they.
God Promises Judgment
Num 14:20 And Jehovah said, I have pardoned according to your word.
Num 14:21 But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Jehovah.
Num 14:22 Because all those men who have seen My glory and My miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not listened to My voice,
Num 14:23 surely they shall not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked Me see it.
Num 14:24 But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed Me fully, I will bring him into the land into which he went. And his seed shall possess it.
Num 14:25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites lived in the valley.) Tomorrow turn and go into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.
Num 14:26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
Num 14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmurs against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel which they murmur against Me.
Num 14:28 Say to them, As I live, says Jehovah, as you have spoken in My ears, so I will do to you.
Num 14:29 Your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness, and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against Me,
Num 14:30 you shall certainly not come into the land which I swore to make you live in, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Num 14:31 But your little ones, which you said should be a prey, I will bring them in and they shall know the land which you have despised.
Num 14:32 But as for you, your bodies shall fall in this wilderness.
Num 14:33 And your sons shall feed in the wilderness forty years and bear your fornications, until your dead bodies have wasted in the wilderness.
Num 14:34 According to the number of the days in which you searched the land, forty days, each day for a year you shall bear your iniquities, forty years; and you shall know My alienation.
Num 14:35 I Jehovah have spoken; I will surely do it to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. They shall be destroyed in this wilderness, and there they shall die.
Num 14:36 And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report upon the land,
Num 14:37 even those men that brought up the evil report upon the land died by the plague before Jehovah.
Num 14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of the men that went to spy out the land, lived.
So what does this mean? In the same month, they were given the curse, it was also the same month for the blessing of the grapes? The month of Av is a two-edged sword. It is a blessing to those who obey Yehovah and a curse to those who do not obey Him.
Here is the 4th month of 2001. If the season was in fact a month earlier, as it was this year, 2021, then using Torah Calendar, the 4th month is actually the 5th month.
I share this just so you can compare 2001 to this year 2021. Again using Torah Calendar their 4th month is our 5th month. So now compare the dates in 2001 to 2021. The Grape Harvest in 2021 began at the end of June. The article above is June 26. The grapes were ready at least the week before I posted the article.
Now I have done all of this research in order to answer this question Sarkis asked on Shabbat.
He had noticed that the last soldier to leave Afghanistan was on a very specific date. This event was viewed by the world as though the USA was retreating or losing the war in Afghanistan. Many of the USA allies were not happy with the unilateral decision and the way it was done with no notification.
Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commanding officer of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, seen boarding a U.S. Air Force C-17 on August 30, 2021 marked the official end of “America’s Longest War.” Taken through a night vision scope, it showed the two-star general carrying an M4 carbine as he boarded the aircraft’s ramp.
The final date of the end of this fiasco of troops and evacuees leaving the country took place on August 30, 2021. This was the 8th Day Feast which we kept this year on August 30, 2021.
If Sarkis is correct and we should have kept the Feasts one month earlier than we did in 2001, then look at the dates for the feast days on the 1st, the 10th, the 15th and 22nd of the month. We have not been able to confirm when the grapes would have been harvested in 2001. So we also can not say with any authority that in 2001 the feast should have been kept one month earlier. We are just speculating. So with that in mind look at the dates for the feasts in 2001.
Note that the date for the 8th Day Feast possible could have been on Sept 11, 2001.
The start of the longest war in USA history involving 47 allied nations stretched out over 85 nations in counter-terrorism attacks.
“Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there … every nation in every region now has a decision to make: Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”
Those words, spoken by President George W. Bush in a televised address just nine days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, were directed toward Congress and the American people, but they came to define a sprawling series of conflicts that have touched more than 120 countries across five continents in the years since.
The vision President Bush outlined that day – “Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign unlike any we have ever seen” – has come true: The conflicts he coined the “war on terror” would go on to become some of the longest and costliest wars in U.S. history. And though 9/11 was an attack on the United States, the costs – human and otherwise – have been global.
The reach of post-9/11 wars extends well beyond the conflict zones. U.S. allies from across the globe have also contributed to, and suffered from, the loss of life.
Those contributions began with the initial efforts to track down Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 2001, and escalated further with the deployment of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force that year. By February 2011 – almost a decade after the first boots hit the ground – 47 countries had troops deployed in Afghanistan, and they constituted nearly a third of the total bootprint at the time.
We cannot say for sure that 9/11 took place on 8th Day Feast. We are speculating. But when W.H.O. declared a worldwide pandemic on March 11, 2020, the very same day we were keeping Passover that year, a month ahead of everyone else, it showed us to be watchful of world events on Yehovah Feast Days.
UK Gas Crisis
Here we are approaching the time when our interview with Cyrus warned us that stress levels were about to go through the roof.
This week the BBC news informed me of this newest crisis. Four Gas companies in the UK went into receivership this month and then 2 more this week leaving millions unsure where they are going to get the gas they need to heat their homes as winter is now approaching.
The UK and the EU are getting their gas from Russia which is saying they have problems supplying the gas at this time. It is a ploy to get EU nations to accept the Gaspron pipeline being held up by some Governments. This same ploy was used by Russia in 2006 when they turned off the gas lines to Ukraine. As a result, prices of Natural Gas have risen 250% and 70% in just the past month alone.
Here is some recent history about this same gas pipeline and why President Trump was against it.
Construction on Nord Stream 2 began in 2018, after Germany granted planning permission for its end point in the northeastern German town of Lubmin.
It did not take long for Trump to express outrage. “Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” he declared during a mid-2018 meeting with NATO top brass. The President tied the matter to his often-stated desire for NATO countries other than the U.S. to step up their defense spending. “So we’re supposed to protect you against Russia, and you pay billions of dollars to Russia, and I think that’s very inappropriate,” he griped.
With the world on the edge of another financial crisis triggered by the who knows what, like Evergrande or some other Lehmens Bank failure, leading to the collapse of financial markets,
Deu 28:43 The stranger within you shall get up above you very high, and you shall come down very low.
Deu 28:44 He shall loan to you, and you shall not loan to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
Deu 28:45 And all these curses shall come on you, and shall pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not listen to the voice of Jehovah your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you.
As I go to post this Friday morning, the news has this story leading the way. Is this the Lehmans Brothers Bank that failed which triggered the 2008-2009 start of the recession. Again Cyrus has warned us that the stress levels for this October and November will be off the charts.
Evergrande Looks to Have Missed Payment Deadline, Fueling Default Fears
Troubled Chinese property giant Evergrande seemed to have missed a deadline Thursday on interest payments of $83.5 million to offshore bondholders, according to sources quoted in several media reports. The group is now entering a 30-day grace period during which it can still make good with its creditors, but fears have increased about the company’s capacity to manage its $305 billion total debt load. Evergrande said earlier this week that it had “resolved through private negotiations” the matter
Read in Barron’s: https://apple.news/A0Gp773R0T8K8o0E9SpXaHA