Has The Messiah Arrived in 2021?

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.

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Published: Apr 9, 2021 - (5857)

News Letter 5857-008
The 5th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 26th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 27th day of the 2nd 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
1981 Days until the Two Witnesses

April 10, 2021


The Work

Shabbat Shalom Brethren, before we loose you in all the information presented this week, I want to bring your attention to the work we are doing and to ask and remind you of what each of you are making possible by your donations.

First of all this year of 2021 we have agreed to sponsor Henry Mate in Kenya and help him build an office/school for teaching Torah where he is at. We have helped Henry in the past, with transportation ( A Scooter) and a printer to print off teaching he can pass out.

March 25, 2021

Shalom Joe. The work of construction started and the foundation is nearly complete. The main work starts from Monday and the constructor assures of a nice outcome. I will continue giving outdated. Yehovah bless you. May He keep and bless the work. Also keep us in prayers. My grandson has been sick and in hospital for 3 weeks but now he is at home well. It has been ectic fo us and his mother and father and the family. Glory to HaShem. Here around my area many people are dying. We are burying someone nearly every single day of various underlined illments. It’s a matter of great concern. The third wave of covid-19 has hit kenya in a worrying magnitude. Over a thousand are being reported diagonized daily and dozans of deaths. A variant might be spreading, though Frontline government works are being vaccinated. The authorities have been fighting locust since they were reported. We are now planting for the rainy season is with us now.

I really love the shirt he is wearing.

Henry Mate School Kenya

March 31, 2021

I left those portions not put as I feared the money may not be enough. I had adjusted the measurements from 25 to 28fts lengthwise to create more space for more functions.

Henry Mate School Kenya 2

Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Shalom Joe. Only 2 courses to lintel now. The doors and windows have been delivered ready for fixing once the structure has been completed. 2 doors, 6 windows +2 small ones all metallic. The other wooden ones for the room will be installed later. Happy Sabbat.

Shalom Joe. Here the rains have started.It’s planted time now. I read the nl and was so amazed to note how deep your heart us in our ministry. Thank you and Yehovah bless you. The building structure is going up and am hoping by Pentecost we will have roofed it. Then the finishing will commence. Again I thank you all at sm for your love. Shabua Tov.

Henry School Kenya

We have done lintel today. It will remain to dry until Monday when work will resume. The widows and the outer doors are ready. After that will be roofing. The only impendment may be finishing.I had underestimated the cost of the materials for its election. But am hoping YHVH will provide.

Shalom Joe. First let me say thank you for providing and supporting the Torah school project. Am happy to let you know the work is going very smoothly and am hoping by Pentecost we will have gone far. We have put the lintel today. It will remain still to dry until Monday when work will resume. The bulky of the work is already done. The widows and the outer doors are ready. After that will be roofing. The only impendment may be finishing.I had underestimated the cost of the materials for its election. But am hoping YHVH will see us through. Shalom.

I have also asked Brother Aike for an update on the Torah School he has been working on and that we have been helping with over this past year. Brother Aike mentions how much we have helped this past year. It is over $15,000, this past year alone.

Shalom dear brother Joseph,

Here’s the video update on the torah school. We definetly need help with funds. Im streching out my faith. It will be rainy season again so we need to hurry the construction.

Thank you for understanding.

Yehovah bless sightedmoon and brethre.

Brother aike

Im literally spending $700 weekly maintaining 5 full time skilled construction workers with all the construction materials needed. Wow, I dont even know where the funds will be coming from. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

We also have Bishop Telesphore still working away in East Africa. He is in touch with James regularly and his wife joins us for our online Shabbat service. He is from Burundi and is teaching Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya.

This is Telesphore when he joined us at Joshua’s Altar in Israel a fews ago. He is currently working to bring this message of the Jubilee Cycles to the President of Burundi, who he is acquainted with.

This spring, I have began again to push this work in the Philippines and to encourage it to go forward even if we do not get to go there due to COVID lockdowns.

Out of the encouragement a number of things are developing. Exciting things.

Dennis Parajes wearing the red striped shirt first met me on our tour to Digos with Brother Aike during Passover 2018 when I went to speak there. He is the one who publicly said when asking me a question about the Jubilee cycles, he said Jolibe which is like McDonalds there. It is a fast food place and he was hungry. LOL.

Dennis has gone on to raise up a flourishing group in Digos and to associate himself with other Torah groups like Joel Bautista, Raphael Rexter Ruiz Guayco. Jane Dapitan whom some of you know from our Acubene group is working between many of these groups helping to organize and prepare for upcoming conferences.

In the following video, you may not know it but Dennis is working with almost all the people we know from many of the other groups and drawing them togther to work as one in bringing this message to the Philippines. I get so excited when I see this.

Torah Meet Up
21 February  ·
Something big is about to happen as the Lord continues to expand and enlarge our ministry in delivering His Kingdom message!
This is not just a new thing, but what is happening is only a part of His great will towards His chosen people.
Be informed that Torah Meet up will never cease to touch lives and reach people for a new generation in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Be ready and be watchful, for the NEXT PLACE IS YOURS!
I am doing something new; it’s springing up — can’t you see it?
I am making a road in the desert, rivers in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19

There are more videos you can look at to see what they are trying to do at this fb link.

We have now shown you the work we are doing in East Africa and Central and Southern Philippines. I would now like to share with you the work we are doing in Northern Philippines with Brother Leo Palacio. Leo is going around the northern Philippines blowing the Shofar.

He asked me to help him do this and I was sceptical about it. But… Every where he is going the Shofar is gathering a crowd and he is gathering a list of pastors to come to conference online later this summer in which I will be one of the speakers. So to my amazement this is working.

Leo also is looking for a headquarters centre in the north, for us to work out of. He has foudn many Mango and Coconut and berry farms which we could use. Some have multiple units with a conference centre and huge kitchen for common meals.

Brethren, we are sponsoring these groups in the Philippines and in East Africa. As Aike says, when we look behind us we can see how much we have been able to accomplish. We have also helped to support Becca Biderman in her search for the Barley. And we have also supported the work of Nehemia Gordon.

But we are not like Lot’s wife always looking behind us as I was about 2020. We are looking forward to the next project, the next conference, the next objective or goal. So Now What?

You can see what we are doing We have also formed two companies. Acubene PBC and Acubene Helping Hands. They are both incorporated and we have elected officers to run the day to day operations of the corporation. The goals of Acubene are to help establish and create income from farms by leasing or owning or cooperative ownership in the Philippines and East Africa. You will soon be able to buy shares in this corporation or donate to it to help us achieve some of these goals.

This week the incorporators met for the first official board meeting for Acubene PBC.
We have been working hard behind the scenes to get this off the ground and while we still have a way to go, I wanted to report back to you all the latest advancements.
Firstly, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Ken Kindred was nominated as President and accepted the role.
Randy Cates was nominated as Secretary and also accepted the role.
John Elliot was nominated as Treasurer and he too accepted the role.
We felt that each individual held the necessary strengths and skills for each position as well as being located in the USA where the company has been registered. I am also pleased to announce that Stuart Wilson was nominated and appointed the position of board chair and Sally Cave was nominated and accepted the role of vice chair for the running of board meetings.We will meet regularly. At present we are working on shares, By-laws, setting up a bank account and hiring an accounting firm. We have just hired 1800 Accountants for our first year. We covet your prayers as we go through this process.
We are also actively seeking a Grant Administrator. If you have any experience of applying for government grants and would be able to offer your expertise, please get in touch with one of us.

The word of Yehovah is free and is to be preached in all the earth before the end comes. In order to get the word of Yehovah to all these places requires funding for travel, housing, office equipment (computers and programs), publishing of books and materials, food and then people dedicated to sustain that growth, which then means salaries so they can feed and clothe and provide a roof for those pastors doing this work.

Telesphore is teaching and training many pastors as is Aike, But they cannot sustain themselves preaching and they soon go back to the work force and we loose them as teachers.

The projections I have right now for sightedmoon in order to sustain this work for this year alone is pushing $300, 000 for the year. And this is way more than we have coming in. Way Way more. And this does not count the money needed for Acubene to get them doing the work they are ready to begin doing.

When I began this ministry all I wanted to do was teach about the Jubilee Cycles and the calendar. I was able to finance it myself. I never planned for nor expected to be looking at spending $300,000 this year for this work. Money I do not have. But I can also see where we will need to spend 3 Million a year doing this work very soon. We are at the end of this age. We must get this work done.

We need brethren who will stand with us each month going forward. We need brethren who will not get offended when I point out a sin they are doing and then with hold your support because you’re mad. I am not going to stop pointing out your sins as I see them. I am looking for mature brethren in the faith.

We also need brethren who able to find and write for Gov grants for the work we are doing. We are in need of sponsors and prayer warriors and help from those who are willing to actually do the work. Not just sit there and tell us what to do.

You can also help by encouraging others to buy our books and watch our videos. You can help this way if you are willing. When Yehovah comes to collect His investment in you, will He get double what He put in or have you buried it in the ground and done nothing with it. You can invest it with us. We need your help starting now every month until the end.

May Yehovah bless you as you work with us to complete our mission.


Shabbat Zoom Meeting

There are many people in need of fellowship and who are sitting at home on 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.

We hope you can invite those who want to keep Torah to come and join us by hitting the link below. It is almost like a Torah teaching fellowship talk show with people from around the world taking part and sharing their insights and understandings.

We start off with some music and then some prayers and its 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.

This Sabbath is also the 42nd day of counting the Omer and the 6th Sabbath in that count.

Sabbath April 10, 2021, will be at 1PM Eastern for our afternoon service

We look forward to you joining our family and getting to know us as we get to know you.

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Shavuot Weekend Schedule

We will have our regular Shabbat Service at 1 PM Eastern time zone and on Shavuot we will have a double service with our morning service at 10 AM and then again at 2 PM Eastern time zone. We hope you can join us and celebrate this appointed great day in the plan of Yehovah.


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 April 3, 2021, and see that this Shabbat we could very well be midrashing about

Gen 31
1 Samuel 18-19
Psalm 65-67
Mark 9

If you missed last weeks exciting discoveries as we studied that section you can go and watch past Shabbats on our media section.

 


New Moon To Begin The Third Month

This coming Monday evening and Tuesday Day is the 29th Day of this the second month. But it is going to be impossible to site the moon this Monday evening as it will be too low on the horizon. So the moon will not be visible until the 30th day.

Whether or not the moon is seen on Tuesday evening no longer matters. It will be a 30 day month. This then means that the first day of the third month will be Tuesday evening April 13, and Wednesday April 14, 2021.

I do hope that you will take your families and all go out and make a contest of who can site the moon first. By doing this you are practicing and training your families how to be future witnesses

 


 

Counting the Omer

Someone is surely going to ask you or say it publicly, where are we commanded to count the omer?

When you are asked this then you will take them to Lev 23:15

“You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to the Lord.

Here you are told that there are different methods of counting the 50 days. The first was to count 7 full weeks and the second was to count out the full 50 days.

Again in Deut 16:9 you are told to again COUNT. It is a commandment to count the days and or weeks. And you start from the time when the sickle is first put to the Barley grain which was done after sunset after the weekly Saturday Sabbath. This counting began with Wave Sheaf Day.

“You shall count seven weeks. Begin to count the seven weeks from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain.

According to some the commandment ‘and you shall count for yourselves fifty days’ means to simply observe the 50th day as Shavuot while others actually declare out loud the number on each of the fifty days. A medieval Karaite Jewish practice combines two different methods of declaring the daily count. The first method is the counting of seven weeks. Each day, the number of the week and the number of the day in the week are declared. So for example, the first day is ‘first day of the first week’. The second counting method used is an overall number for each day. In this method Day one is ‘the first day’ and Day 25 is ‘the twenty-fifth day’. These two methods are used to satisfy the commandment to count seven weeks (Deuteronomy 16:9) as well as the commandment to count fifty days (Leviticus 23:16).

During each one of these days of Counting the Omer to Pentecost, Jewish tradition has developed around reading the Psalms on certain days. I find this to be very beneficial. It is customary that following the “Counting of the Omer,” one recites Psalm 67, for according to tradition, that Psalm has forty-nine words, which corresponds perfectly to the forty-nine days of the “Counting of the Omer.”

And as you meditate on and do these readings, which includes the Counting of the Omer command, keep in mind what this symbolizes. It is the counting of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years and where we are in that cycle. We are in the twenty-sixth year in 2021, which corresponds to the twenty-sixth day of the “Counting of the Omer.”

Wave Sheaf day is so exciting to understand and so amazing to believe because it forebodes the time when we will be changed and raised up. If you want to call this the Rapture then I can except that if you are obeying Yehovah. If you’re not obeying Yehovah and you think the laws are done away with, then you will not be in this resurrection or raptured. You will be told to be gone you workers of lawlessness, I never knew you.

We will speak more about this as Pentecost draws closer. The Feast of Oaths, the 8th day and the Jubilee year.

When you count from the Wave offering of the barley to Pentecost it is called the counting of the Omer. You are to count each day up to the 50th day. This Sabbath, March 13, 2021, is day fourteen. We are to count the Omer.

As I said, this is the most special time of year for me and in years past I couldn’t put my finger on exactly why, other than it had something to do with Yehshua’s resurrection and waiting in anticipation for Shavuot. While I cannot put into words how my understanding of this has grown, all I can say is that “it clicked!” and “now I get it!”, at least more than before. Understanding follows obedience. So OBEY and learn. You learn by doing as we are told in James.

James 2:18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

All 50 days and each of the Psalms can be found at the back of our book Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016

I have to point something out to you so that you do not miss it. Each year the counting of the Omer is also an annual reminder of exactly where we are in the Jubilee cycle. This year we are in the 26th year of the Jubilee Cycle. and I want to point out the reading that was to take place on the 26th day of counting the Omer.

Day Twenty-Six | The Creation of Yehovah | Psalm 19:1-7

Today is the fifth day of the fourth week of seven weeks. Today is the twenty-sixth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 19:1  To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the expanse proclaims His handiwork.
Psa 19:2  Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
Psa 19:3  There is no speech nor are there words; their voice is not heard.
Psa 19:4  Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the un,
Psa 19:5  and he comes forth as a bridegroom from his canopy; he rejoices as a strong man to run a race,
Psa 19:6  going forth from the end of the heavens, and its course is to their ends. And there is nothing hid from its heat.
Psa 19:7  The Law of Jehovah is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making the simple wise.

It is talking about the Heavens Declaring the Glory of Yehovah each and every night. In my interviews with Mark Webb and Cyrus Harding we have been showing you these very things. In the interviews we have shown you, these men are showing what is going on in the heavens. I find it extraordinary that this is the Omer reading for this year 26th year.

I do hope you will go and watch these interviews we did this past year.

We are now just one week away from Shavuot.

Counting of the Omer

Week Six

Day Forty-Two | Yehovah & His People (Part VI) | Psalm 105:1-11

Today is the seventh day of the sixth week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-second day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath. Today is Sabbath, the sixth Sabbath of seven Sabbaths. Today completes the sixth week of seven weeks.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 105:1  O give thanks to Jehovah; call on His name; make known His deeds among the people.

Psa 105:2  Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; talk of all His wonderful works.

Psa 105:3  Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek Jehovah rejoice.

Psa 105:4  Seek Jehovah and His strength; seek His face evermore.

Psa 105:5  Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,

Psa 105:6  seed of His servant Abraham, sons of Jacob His chosen.

Psa 105:7  He is Jehovah our God; His judgments arein all the earth.

Psa 105:8  He has remembered His covenant forever, the Word which He commanded to a thousand generations;

Psa 105:9  the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac;

Psa 105:10  and He confirmed it to Jacob for a Law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

Psa 105:11  saying, To you I will give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

WEEK SEVEN

Day Forty-Three | Yehovah’s Graciousness | Psalm 106:1-5

Today is the first day of the seventh week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-third day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 106:1  Praise Jehovah. O give thanks to Jehovah; for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

Psa 106:2  Who can utter the mighty acts of Jehovah, or cause all His praise to be heard?

Psa 106:3  Blessed are those who keep judgment, he who does righteousness at all times.

Psa 106:4  Remember me, O Jehovah, with the favor of Your people; O visit me with Your salvation,

Psa 106:5  that I may see the good of Your chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, to glory with Your inheritance.

Day Forty-Four | In Praise of Yehovah| Psalm 111:1-10

Today is the second day of the seventh week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-fourth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 111:1  Praise Jehovah! I will praise Jehovah with all my heart, in the council of the upright, and of the congregation.

Psa 111:2  The works of Jehovah are great, sought out by all those who have pleasure in them.

Psa 111:3  His work is honorable and glorious; and His righteousness is standing forever.

Psa 111:4  He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; Jehovah is gracious and full of pity.

Psa 111:5  He has given food to those who fear Him; He will always be mindful of His covenant.

Psa 111:6  He has shown His people the power of His works, to give to them the inheritance of the nations.

Psa 111:7  The works of His hands are truth and judgment; all His commands are true,

Psa 111:8  standing fast forever and ever; they are done in truth and uprightness.

Psa 111:9  He sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever; holy and awesome is His name.

Psa 111:10  The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; all practicing them have good understanding; His praise stands forever.

Day Forty-Five | The Happiness of a Good Person | Psalm 112:1-10

Today is the third day of the seventh week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-fifth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 112:1  Praise Jehovah! Blessed is the man who fears Jehovah, who delights greatly in His Commandments.

Psa 112:2  His seed shall be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Psa 112:3  Wealth and riches shall be in his house, and his righteousness stands forever.

Psa 112:4  To the upright there arises light in the darkness; he is gracious and full of pity and righteousness.

Psa 112:5  A good man shows favor, and lends; he will guide his business with fairness.

Psa 112:6  Surely he shall not be moved forever; the righteous shall be remembered forever.

Psa 112:7  He shall not be afraid of bad news; his heart isfixed, trusting in Jehovah.

Psa 112:8  His heart is sure; he shall not be afraid thoughhe sees his oppressors.

Psa 112:9  He has scattered abroad; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn shall be lifted up with honor.

Psa 112:10  The wicked shall see and be vexed; he shall gnash with his teeth and melt away; the desire of the wicked shall perish.

 

Day Forty-Six | The Reward of Obedience | Psalm 128:1-6

Today is the fourth day of the seventh week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-sixth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 128:1  A Song of degrees. Blessed is everyone who fears Jehovah, who walks in His ways.

Psa 128:2  For you shall surely eat the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and all is well with you.

Psa 128:3  Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine by the sides of your house; your sons shall be like olive plants around your table.

Psa 128:4  Behold! So shall the man be blessed who fears Jehovah.

Psa 128:5  Jehovah shall bless you out of Zion; and you shall see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

Psa 128:6  Yea, you shall see the sons of your sons. Peace be on Israel.

Day Forty-Seven | A Prayer For Help | Psalm 130:1-8

Today is the fifth day of the seventh week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-seventh day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 130:1  A Song of degrees. Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Jehovah.

Psa 130:2  Lord, hear my voice, and let Your ears listen to the voice of My prayers.

Psa 130:3  If You will keep in mind iniquities, O Jehovah, who shall stand, O Lord?

Psa 130:4  But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.

Psa 130:5  I wait for Jehovah, my soul waits, and in His Word I hope.

Psa 130:6  My soul waits for Jehovah more than morning-watchers who are watching for the morning.

Psa 130:7  Let Israel hope in Jehovah; for with Jehovah there is mercy, and with Him is plentiful redemption.

Psa 130:8  And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

 

Day Forty-Eight | A Call For the Universe To Praise Yehovah | Psalm 148:1-14

Today is the sixth day of the seventh week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-eighth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 148:1  Praise Jehovah! Praise Jehovah from the heavens; praise Him in the heights.

Psa 148:2  Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts.

Psa 148:3  Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all stars of light.

Psa 148:4  Praise Him, heavens of heavens, and waters that are above the heavens.

Psa 148:5  Let them praise the name of Jehovah; for He commanded, and they were created.

Psa 148:6  He has also settled them forever and ever; He has made a decree which shall not pass away.

Psa 148:7  Let praise be to Jehovah from the earth, the sea-monsters, and all deeps;

Psa 148:8  fire and hail, snow and vapor, stormy wind fulfilling His Word,

Psa 148:9  mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars,

Psa 148:10  beasts and all cattle, creeping things and birds of the wing,

Psa 148:11  kings of the earth and all people, princes and all judges of the earth,

Psa 148:12  both young men and maidens, old men and children;

Psa 148:13  let them praise the name of Jehovah; for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heavens.

Psa 148:14  He also lifts up the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints, even of the sons of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise Jehovah!

 

Day Forty-Nine | A Prayer of Thanksgiving | Psalm 138:1-8

Today is the seventh day of the seventh week of seven weeks. Today is the forty-ninth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath. Today is the seventh Sabbath of seven Sabbaths. Today completes the seventh week of seven weeks.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Psa 138:1  A Psalm of David. I will praise You with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praise to You.

Psa 138:2  I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth’s sake; for You have magnified Your Word above all Your name.

Psa 138:3  In the day when I cried You answered me andmade me bold with strength in my soul.

Psa 138:4  All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Jehovah, when they hear the Words of Your mouth.

Psa 138:5  Yea, they shall sing in the ways of Jehovah; for great is the glory of Jehovah.

Psa 138:6  Though Jehovah is high, yet He has respect to the lowly; but the proud He knows afar off.

Psa 138:7  If I walk in the midst of trouble, You will give me life; You shall stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand shall save me.

Psa 138:8  Jehovah will perfect His work in me; Your mercy, O Jehovah, endures forever; do not forsake the work of Your own hands.

 


Latest Barley Report from Israel

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to report back from our fourth Barley Field Inspection of the year.

When and where did you go?
We carried out this inspection on April 5, 2021 and examined the wild volunteer barley in the Jordan Valley. We like to check the development of the barley in this region, as the Children of Israel celebrated their first Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) in Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, which is in the Jordan Valley. Since we know there was plenty of barley ready for them to eat by Yom HaNafat HaOmer (The Day of the Wave Sheaf) in this region (Joshua 5:10-12), we think it’s important to check here.

Why did you want to inspect the fields again at this time?
As Yom HaNafat HaOmer (The Day of Wave Sheaf Offering) celebrates the barley harvest, and Lev 23:10, Lev 23:14, Dt 16:9, and Joshua 5:10-12 indicate that we should have harvestable fields by Yom HaNafat HaOmer, we wanted to inspect the fields just after Yom HaNafat HaOmer (April 4), to see whether we have harvestable fields.

What did you find on this inspection?

We looked at three fields in the Jordan Valley, all of which had finished developing, and the heads have since shattered. This means that the earliest fields were harvest ready by Yom HaNafat HaOmer (The Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering), and you should have started the New Year on March 14, in the evening.
Since you found fields of shattered barley, wouldn’t that mean the New Month should have begun last month (New Moon of February 13)?
No, Yom HaNafat HaOmer (The Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering) celebrates the barley harvest and needs to fall when we have harvestable fields (Lev 23:10, Lev 23:14, Dt 16:9, Joshua 5:10-12). As we didn’t have anything near harvestable fields on Yom HaNafat HaOmer last month (February 28), that couldn’t have been the first month.Since you found shattered barley at Yom HaNafat HaOmer (The Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering), does that mean the crop was lost?
No, there is no prohibition in the Torah from harvesting when needed, the only prohibition is from eating from the harvest before Yom HaNafat HaOmer (Lev 23:14).Does Dt 16:9 imply that we are not allowed to harvest before Yom HaNafat HaOmer (The Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering)?
Dt 16:9 states that we should count seven weeks “from when the sickle commences on the standing grain”. As we know from other verses, that the count to Shavout is supposed to start on Yom HaNafat HaOmer, that means that, “from when the sickle commences on the standing grain”, is being used interchangeably with Yom HaNafat HaOmer. In other words, it’s simply pointing to the fact that that we should have harvestable fields at the time of Yom HaNafat HaOmer. This understanding that it is permissible to harvest before Yom HaNafat is also supported by Lev 23:14, which prohibits eating from the produce before the Wave Sheaf is offered, but says nothing about being prohibited from harvesting. In fact, Lev 23:14 clearly recognizes that there will be barley ready to eat, i.e. needing to be harvested, by Yom HaNafat HaOmer, but warns us not to eat from that harvest. This understanding that we can harvest before Yom HaNafat HaOmer also fits with what we see in the fields. Take for example this year, we didn’t have anything resembling harvest ready fields by Yom HaNafat HaOmer last month (February 28) and this Yom HaNafat HaOmer (April 4) we found fields that had already shattered. As we know the year begins when we have harvestable by Yom HaNafat HaOmer (Lev 23:10, Lev 23:14, Dt 16:9, Joshua 5:10-12), they would have obviously needed to harvest before Yom HaNafat HaOmer.Is it snowing in Israel?
It has not snowed in Israel since mid-February, aside from on Mount Hermon, which is a ski resort at an altitude of 6,600 feet, in the very North of the country.So, what’s next?
That concludes our Barley Field Inspections for this year. We are however, still collecting contributions to help offset the expenses of the inspections we carried out, and to help us with the expenses related to the New Moon Reports we send you throughout the year. As we are just a small group of dedicated individuals who have taken it upon ourselves to provide reliable reports for those who want to follow the Biblical Calendar, all expenses are either covered by contributions made by individuals like you who appreciate them, or are paid out of my pocket to the best of my ability. We are therefore very grateful for any support you wish contribute and ask that you please understand that we are only accepting contributions made through our Patreon account. We hope you have found our reports informative and helpful in determining the New Year. Please find below the holiday dates for 2021.
Thank you!

We want to thank Yehovah for the protection and provisions he provided us on our inspections and for all your heartfelt prayers and support! Special thanks to Jonathan Haber and Tina Jenkins for participating on this Barley Field Inspection with me. You not only served as valuable witnesses to the state of the barley, but also contributed greatly to the overall success of the search! We also want to give a HUGE thank you to each and every one of you, who is contributing to our efforts from afar. It means so much to us, to be able to focus on what we need to on the ground, knowing that we have your support!

If reliable first-hand New Moon and Aviv Reports from Israel are of value to you, please support our efforts to restore the Biblical Calendar.

Devorah Gordon
Jerusalem, Israel

* The observations, interpretations, and opinions presented in the above report are that of Devorah Gordon’s and may or may not represent those of the other participants who partook in this inspection.

Dear Brethren, this week we received an update from Devorahs Date Tree about the Barley.  Here is what Devorah sent out out today at the end of her post.

This understanding that we can harvest before Yom HaNafat HaOmer also fits with what we see in the fields. Take for example this year, we didn’t have anything resembling harvest ready fields by Yom HaNafat HaOmer last month (February 28) and this Yom HaNafat HaOmer (April 4) we found fields that had already shattered. As we know the year begins when we have harvestable by Yom HaNafat HaOmer (Lev 23:10, Lev 23:14, Dt 16:9, Joshua 5:10-12), they would have obviously needed to harvest before Yom HaNafat HaOmer.

I cannot help but see this huge DUH moment in her email. I do not wish to be rude but she just walked right over the obvious. On February 28 using her own standards she found no Harvest ready barley. Then when she went to look for April 4 they found fields that WERE ALREADY SHATTERED. And then she says they would have needed to harvest before April 4 in order not to loose that crop before WAVE SHEAF DAY. DUH. That means you kept it a month too late. You did not present the FIRST FRUITS. You presented the second flush or second fruits to our KING.

When Devorah went out to look at the barley to begin her month on March 20 or 21, they could not find any harvest ready barley. By that she wanted golden brown barley. It has been their practice to have fields of harvestable barley by the first of the month to declare it Aviv. They did not have any. But they did find some patches that were already shattered as she reported in one of her videos. She did not have fields. So she was not sure if she should declare this month Aviv or add an Adar Bet. But she did want to keep the Feasts with the rest of Judah using the Hillel Calendar. So she waited to see what the state of the barley would be on Wave Sheaf Day. They never do this, but we do.

I am annoyed at the changing rules and moving the goal posts. But once again Yehovah has used Devorah to confirm that the barley in the month before she kept Passover was indeed already shattering. This then means that the Wave Sheaf offering of the first fruits of the land should have been made the month before. And that brethren is the testimony of Devorah Date Tree. Not only are we on the right timing for keeping the Holy Days, those who are trying so hard to disagree with us are inadvertently proving us correct. All the Glory goes to Yehovah. Follow the cloud and watch Him.


What is the State of the Wheat Now?

While many have just kept Passover, in what we are stating is the second month, they are looking at the Barley which has already been reported in the article above as already shattering. We are quite confident that we kept Passover at the right time at the end of February.

Now that we have started to count Omer last month and with next week, we will be at Shavuot, the question must be asked, If the Barley is now just becoming Aviv as others are saying, then the wheat should not be ready for another couple of months, right?

Well, Becca has been going out and looking at the fields. She has been restricted by the lockdowns from traveling very far. Around her home she found Aviv Barley and now this week, she has found wheat. Not just wheat coming out of the boot, or Afilot, as when the Barley was smitten in Exodus. The wheat is ready to be harvested in about a weeks time.

Check it out and decide. If you have errored in who you are using as a witness. Now is a good time to repent before Yehovah. Shavuot is next weekend.


The Messiah Ben David Is Here, Or Is He?

This week we got news that the Messiah had been anointed in Jerusalem and it was hard to find any news of it in English, as it was all in Spanish.

Later in the week I learned I had been duped so I removed my post on FaceBook. And I have removed the videos from here so that I am not contributing to the lies of some anti-semitic group.

Here is a quote from

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz

Important Notice: A horrible rumor is spreading that “major rabbis have crowned Jizkiahu ben David as the Moshiach”. Many YouTube videos have been posted in the last few days, most based on a misinterpretation (seemingly intentional since the videos deceitfully edit the Breslov video) of Spanish language video put out by a Breslov rabbi in Argentina. This is all slander of the absolute worst sort. I have tried to piece together the truth and this is what seems to be it. On the holiday of the seventh day of Passover, Hassidic Jews have what they call the feast of the Messiah. It is a tradition with much spiritual significance but has nothing to do with announcing the Messiah. A group of Hassidic Jews had a gathering for this at the Western Wall. A young highly respected rabbi arrived. Somehow, this led to Christians claiming that the Jews and the rabbis had declared him to be the Messiah. This is 1000% a lie. I spoke to the rabbi’s aide who informed me the rabbi knew nothing of this and his students and the other rabbis knew nothing of this. The rabbi requested that I not print his name. I will also not print the rabbi’s name because evil people who promote these lies will attach filth to his name. For the Jews (and Christians who care) he is the real deal, a massive scholar and a light unto the generation. He is not the Messiah nor does he (or any other Jew) claim he is the Messiah. I have very strong feelings about this. Many Christians claimed that this rabbi was being crowned the antichrist by the Jews. This entire episode was, at its core, another episode of Jew hatred, the same kind that we have seen throughout history. In the future, a Christian who is not at heart a Jew hater, will ask a Jew about Judaism in a respectful and loving manner. Some of you did and I think, more than anything, that brought Messiah a tiny bit closer. But many of you didn’t. Please feel free to message me with any questions or comments. Again, I want to emphasize that from some Christians, I received loving inquiries. I bless you in return. But this episode was deeply distressing.

Then later still in the week I was sent the following link of someone talking about this very same subject. In that article they state;

in light of the Kaduri and Persimmon prophecies and because of the Israeli Rabbi who Says He’s Already Holding Meetings With Messiah.

Brethren there is definitely something going on. Somethings we should be aware of. Here are some of the prophetic utterances that the Ultra Orthodox Jews are believing and watching for.

In a recent article of October 2020, in Israel today, the following was reported.

Israeli Rabbi Says He’s Already Holding Meetings With Messiah

A snapshot of Israel’s spiritual hunger as biggest rabbis are afraid to leave the country lest they miss Messiah’s coming

A recent interview on Israeli radio again featured prominent rabbis explaining that the Messiah is just about to reveal himself.

Rabbi Yaakov Zisholtz told religious broadcaster Radio 2000 that Rabbi Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky recently told him that he (Kanievsky) is already in direct contact with the Messiah.

To understand why religious Jews are taking this seriously, it’s important to know that Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is considered one of the two or three top rabbis of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Israel.

And Rabbi Zisholtz says that Kanievsky and others of the mystical “concealed” rabbis have now tasked him with informing the public of the Messiah’s imminent arrival.

Rabbi Zisholtz began his explosive three-hour interview with a warning:

“…the process of redemption is about to start happening very quickly and at a fast pace. It is important that people remain calm and steady to act properly in the right time.

“There is a potential Messiah in every generation and there are righteous men who know precisely who it is. This is, of course, true in this generation.

“Getting the word out now that the Messiah is closer than ever is a matter of life and death. Haven’t you heard of Gog and Magog? That is what is going to happen very soon. Right now, the situation is explosive more than you can possibly imagine. Everyone needs to know whether they are on the inside or if they are going to be left out.”

He went on to reiterate a number of signs of which prominent rabbis have taken note and that they firmly believe to be evidence of the coming of Messiah.

“Rabbi Dov Kook, as everyone knows, is a very righteous man. He is one of the greatest men of our generation…[and] ten years ago, when Israel was suffering from a horrible drought, someone asked Rabbi Kook when the Sea of Galilee will again be full,” recounted Rabbi Zisholtz. “Rabbi Kook responded that when the Messiah arrives, the Sea of Galilee will be full. In a few weeks, the Sea of Galilee will be full for the first time since Rabbi Kook made this statement.”

“Another righteous rabbi said that according to the current situation in heaven, there will not be Israeli elections – rather, there will be a war,” cautioned Zisholtz. “If the elections do take place, it’s pointless since it will end like the other elections; no government will come out of it. No one will take the government away from Netanyahu.”

Decades ago, Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, one of modern Israel’s most revered sages, as well as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, both predicted that Benjamin Netanyahu would be the State of Israel’s last prime minister prior to the Messianic Age. A great many, if not most of the ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel continue to believe that to be true.

Maybe I was not duped after all. Perhaps the hype is potentially true. The Ultra Orthodox are indeed looking for a Messiah figure NOW!

So here is the first video I was sent.

You can do your search and look up this name Jizkiahu Ben David and see what is going on.

Signs of the End of the Age

Mat 24:3  And as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the world?

Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Mat 24:5  For many will come in My name, saying, I am Christ, and will deceive many.

Mat 24:6  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must occur; but the end is not yet.

Mat 24:7  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places.

Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mat 24:9  Then they will deliver you up to be afflicted and will kill you. And you will be hated of all nations for My name’s sake.

Mat 24:10  And then many will be offended, and will betray one another, and will hate one another.

Mat 24:11  And many false prophets will rise and deceive many.

Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will become cold.

Mat 24:13  But he who endures to the end, the same shall be kept safe.

Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all nations. And then the end shall come.

And as you think on these, I want you to ponder the last words in the Old Testament and ask where is the one coming as Elijah who is turning the hearts of the children back to the Father?

Mal 4:4  Remember the Law of Moses My servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, the statutes and judgments.

Mal 4:5  Behold, I am sending you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Jehovah.

Mal 4:6  And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to their fathers, that I not come and strike the earth with utter destruction.

This is a partial list of notable people who have been claimed, either by themselves or by their followers, in some way to be the reincarnation or incarnation of Jesus, or the Second Coming of Christ.

Kondratiy Selivanov (c. 1730s–1832), the founder and leader of the Skoptsy sect in the Russian Empire.[1]
Ann Lee (1736–1784), the founder and leader of the Shakers. Lee’s followers referred to her as “Mother”, believing that she was the female incarnation of Christ on Earth.[2]
19th century[edit]

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
John Nichols Thom (1799–1838), a Cornish tax rebel who claimed to be the “saviour of the world” and the reincarnation of Jesus Christ in 1834. He was killed by British soldiers at the Battle of Bossenden Wood, on 31 May 1838 in Kent, England.[3]
Arnold Potter (1804–1872), Schismatic Latter Day Saint leader; he claimed the spirit of Jesus Christ entered into his body and he became “Potter Christ” Son of the living God. He died in an attempt to “ascend into heaven” by jumping off a cliff. His body was later retrieved and buried by his followers.[4]
Jones Very (1813–1880), American essayist, poet, literary scholar, and Greek tutor at Harvard who befriended several prominent American Transcendentalists and suffered a nervous breakdown in 1837 after which he claimed to have become the Second Coming of Jesus.
Bahá’u’lláh (1817–1892), born Shiite, adopted Bábism later in 1844,[5] he claimed to be the prophesied fulfillment and Promised One of major religions including Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. He founded the Baháʼí Faith in 1863.[6] The Baháʼís believe that the fulfillment of the prophecies of the second coming of Jesus, as well as the prophecies of the 5th Buddha Maitreya and many other religious prophecies, were begun by the Báb in 1844 and then by Bahá’u’lláh. They commonly compare the fulfillment of Christian prophecies to Jesus’ fulfillment of Jewish prophecies, where in both cases people were expecting the literal fulfillment of apocalyptic statements.[7]
William W. Davies (1833–1906), leader of a Latter Day Saint schismatic group called the Kingdom of Heaven located in Walla Walla, Washington from 1867 to 1881. He taught his followers that he was the archangel Michael, who had previously lived as the biblical Adam, Abraham, and David. When his son Arthur was born on 11 February 1868, Davies declared that the infant was the reincarnated Jesus Christ.[8][9] When Davies’s second son, David, was born in 1869, he was declared to be God the Father.[8]
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India (1835–1908), claimed to be the awaited Mahdi as well as the Second Coming and likeness of Jesus, the promised Messiah at the end of time. He claimed to be Jesus in the metaphorical sense; in character. He founded the Ahmadiyya Movement in 1889, envisioning it to be the rejuvenation of Islam, and claimed to be commissioned by God for the reformation of mankind.
Carl Browne (1849–1914), American activist and leader of the Coxey’s Army protest movement, claimed to be the partial reincarnation of Jesus.[10]
20th century[edit]
John Hugh Smyth-Pigott (1852–1927). Around 1890 Smyth-Pigott started leading meetings of the Agapemonite community and recruited 50 young female followers to supplement its aging population. He took Ruth Anne Preece as his second wife and she had three children named Glory, Power and Hallelujah.[11] The house which may have belonged to Smyth-Pigott in St John’s Wood was visited by John Betjeman in his film Metro-Land. It is built in the neo-gothic style. It is currently the home of the television presenter Vanessa Feltz and was previously the home of Charles Saatchi.[12] Smyth-Pigott died in 1927 and the sect gradually declined until the last member, sister Ruth, died in 1956.[13] Her funeral in 1956 was the only time when outsiders were admitted to the chapel.[14]

Haile Selassie I
Haile Selassie I (1892–1975) did not claim to be Jesus and disapproved of claims that he was Jesus, but the Rastafari movement, which emerged in Jamaica during the 1930s, believes he is the Second Coming. He embodied this when he became Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930, perceived as confirmation of the return of the Messiah in the prophetic Book of Revelation 5:5 in the New Testament, who is also expected to return a second time to initiate the apocalyptic day of judgment. He is also called Jah Ras Tafari, and is often considered to be alive by Rastafari movement members.[15]
Lou de Palingboer (1898–1968), the founder and figurehead of a new religious movement in the Netherlands, who claimed to be “the resurrected body of Jesus Christ”.
Ernest Norman (1904–1971), an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Unarius Academy of Science in 1954, was allegedly Jesus in a past life and his earthly incarnation was as an archangel named Raphael.[16] He claimed to be the reincarnation of other notable figures including Confucius, Mona Lisa, Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Queen Elizabeth I, and Tsar Peter I the Great.[17]

Krishna Venta
Krishna Venta (1911–1958), born Francis Herman Pencovic in San Francisco, founded the WKFL (Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Love) Fountain of the World cult in Simi Valley, California in the late 1940s. In 1948 he stated that he was Christ, the new messiah and claimed to have led a convoy of rocket ships to Earth from the extinct planet Neophrates. He died on 10 December 1958 after being suicide bombed by two disgruntled former followers who accused Venta of mishandling cult funds and having been intimate with their wives.
Jesu Oyingbo (1915–1988), a Nigerian man who proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returned.[18][19]
Ahn Sahng-hong (1918–1985), a South Korean who founded the World Mission Society Church of God in 1964, who recognize him as the Second Coming of Jesus. The World Mission Society Church of God teach that Zahng Gil-jah is “God the Mother”, who they explain is referred to in the Bible as the New Jerusalem Mother (Galatians 4:26), and that Ahn Sahng-Hong is God the Father.[20]

Sun Myung Moon
Sun Myung Moon (1920–2012), believed by members of the Unification Church to be the Messiah and the Second Coming of Christ, fulfilling Jesus’ unfinished mission. Church members (“Unificationists”) consider Sun Myung Moon and his wife, Hak Ja Han, to be the True Parents of humankind as the restored Adam and Eve.[21][22]
Douglas Metcalf (1921–1968), leader of the Full Gospel Mission aka Camp David aka The God Squad, a community based in Waipara in North Canterbury New Zealand. Referred to by the group as Lord Jeheshua.[23]
Clyde Benson, Joseph Cassel and Leon Gabor, all pseudonyms for psychiatric patients. In 1959, Milton Rokeach conducted an experiment by having the three patients who believed they were Jesus Christ share a room at a psychiatric hospital, and published his results in the book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti.
Jim Jones (1931–1978), founder of Peoples Temple, which started off as an offshoot of a mainstream Protestant sect before becoming a personality cult as time went on. He claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus, Akhenaten, the Buddha, Vladimir Lenin and Father Divine in the 1970s.[24] He organized a mass murder suicide at Jonestown, Guyana on November 18, 1978.[25] He shot himself after the murders were done.
Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997), an American who posted a Usenet message declaring, “I, Jesus—Son of God—acknowledge on this date of September 25/26, 1995: …”[26] Applewhite and his Heaven’s Gate religious group committed mass suicide on March 26, 1997 to rendezvous with what they thought was a spaceship hiding behind Comet Hale–Bopp.[27]
Charles Manson (1934–2017), American criminal, cult leader, and songwriter.[28]
Yahweh ben Yahweh (1935–2007), born as Hulon Mitchell Jr., a black nationalist and separatist who created the Nation of Yahweh in 1979 in Liberty City, Florida. His self-proclaimed name means “God, Son of God”. He could have only been deeming himself to be “son of God”, not God, but many of his followers clearly deem him to be God Incarnate.[29][30] In 1992, he was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.[31]
Laszlo Toth (1938–2012), Hungarian-born Australian who claimed he was Jesus Christ as he vandalized Michelangelo’s Pietà with a geologist’s hammer in 1972.[32][33]
Wayne Bent (1941–), also known as Michael Travesser of the Lord Our Righteousness Church. He claims: “I am the embodiment of God. I am divinity and humanity combined.”[34] He was convicted on 15 December 2008 of one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 2008.[35]
Ariffin Mohammed (1943–2016), also known as “Ayah Pin”, the founder of the banned Sky Kingdom in Malaysia in 1975. He claimed to have direct contact with the heavens and is believed by his followers to have been the incarnation of Jesus, as well as Shiva, and the Buddha, and Muhammad.[36]
Mitsuo Matayoshi (1944–2018) was a conservative Japanese politician, who in 1997 established the World Economic Community Party based on his conviction that he is God and Christ, renaming himself Iesu Matayoshi. According to his program he will do the Last Judgment as Christ but within the current political system.[37][38]
Tony Quinn (1944–), an Irish businessman, whose followers believed him to be Jesus Christ.[39][40]
Hogen Fukunaga (1945–) founded Ho No Hana Sanpogyo, often called the “foot reading cult”, in Japan in 1987 after an alleged spiritual event where he claimed to have realized he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha.[41]
José Luis de Jesús (1946–2013), Puerto Rican founder, leader and organizer of Growing in Grace based in Miami, Florida, who claimed that the resurrected Christ “integrated himself within me” in 2007.[42]
Inri Cristo (1948–), a Brazilian who claims to be the second Jesus reincarnated in 1969.[43] Brasília is considered by Inri Cristo and his disciples as the New Jerusalem of the Apocalypse.
Thomas Harrison Provenzano[44] (1949–2000), an American convicted murderer who was possibly mentally ill. He compared his execution with Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.[45]
Shoko Asahara (1955–2018) founded the terrorist Japanese religious group Aum Shinrikyo in 1984. He declared himself Christ, Japan’s only fully enlightened master and the Lamb of God. His purported mission was to take upon himself the sins of the world. He outlined a doomsday prophecy, which included a Third World War, and described a final conflict culminating in a nuclear Armageddon, borrowing the term from the Book of Revelation 16:16.[46] Humanity would end, except for the elite few who joined Aum.[46] The group gained international notoriety on March 20, 1995, when it carried out the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. He was sentenced to death, and was executed on 6 July 2018.
Stuart Walker (born 1957), leader of a group called “The Pod” in Mona Vale, Sydney, Australia. He also claimed to be Tutankhamun and various other deities. He also claimed to converse with whales. He was eventually imprisoned for drug offences.[47]
David Koresh (1959–1993), born Vernon Wayne Howell, was the leader of a Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas, though never directly claiming to be Jesus himself, proclaimed that he was the final prophet and “the Son of God, the Lamb” in 1983. In 1993, a raid by the U.S. BATF, and the subsequent siege by the FBI ended with Branch Davidian ranch burning to the ground. Koresh, 54 adults and 21 children were found dead after the fire extinguished itself.[48]
Marina Tsvigun (1960–), or Maria Devi Christos, is the leader of the Great White Brotherhood.[49] In 1990 she met Yuri Krivonogov, the Great White Brotherhood founder, who recognized Marina as a new messiah and later married her, assuming in the sect the role of John the Baptist, subordinate to Tsvigun.

Sergey Torop (Vissarion)
Sergey Torop (1961–), a Russian former traffic cop who claims to be “reborn” as Vissarion, Jesus Christ returned, which makes him not “God” but the “Word of God”. Also known as “Jesus of Siberia,” Torop has an appearance similar to depictions of Jesus. He dresses in all white flowing robes and has long brown hair and a beard. Before claiming to be the Vissarion, Torop worked as a traffic policeman until he was fired in 1990. He founded the Church of the Last Testament and the spiritual community Ecopolis Tiberkul in Southern Siberia in 1990. The Church of the Last Testament has been described as being a mixture of beliefs from the Russian Orthodox Church, Buddhism, apocalypticism, collectivism, and with ecological values. The church currently resides on the largest religious reservation in the world in Siberian Taiga.[50][51]
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Alan John Miller and Mary Luck

David Shayler
Apollo Quiboloy (1950–) is the founder and leader of a Philippines-based Restorationist church, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. He has made claims that he is the “Appointed Son of God”.[52]
Hasan Mezarcı (1954–) is a former politician and member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (1991–1995) who was expelled from the Welfare Party and imprisoned for his extreme view against secularism. He claimed to be Isa after his imprisonment.
Ante Pavlović (1957–2020), Croatian chiropractor.[53]
Alan John Miller (1962–), more commonly known as A.J. Miller, a former Jehovah’s Witness elder and current leader of the Australia-based Divine Truth movement.[54] Miller claims to be Jesus Christ reincarnated with others in the 20th century to spread messages that he calls the “Divine Truth”. He delivers these messages in seminars and various forms of media along with his current partner Mary Suzanne Luck, who identifies herself as the returned Mary Magdalene.[55]
David Shayler (1965–) is a former MI5 agent and whistleblower who, in the summer of 2007, proclaimed himself to be the Messiah. He has released a series of videos on YouTube claiming to be Jesus, although he has not built up any noticeable following since his claims.[56][57]
Maurice Clemmons (1972–2009), an American felon responsible for the 2009 murder of four police officers in Washington state, referred to himself in May 2009 as Jesus.[58]
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez (1990–). In November 2011, he fired nine shots with a Romanian Cugir SA semi-automatic rifle at the White Housein Washington D.C., believing himself to be Jesus Christ sent to kill U.S. President Barack Obama, whom he believed to be the antichrist.[59][60]
Todd Kincannon (1981-), former head of the South Carolina Republican Party, was arrested in 2018 for killing and mutilating his mother’s dog. He claimed to police he was the second coming of Jesus Christ and that God had told him to do it, because “every 1,000 years there needs to be a sacrifice and blood must be spilt.” [61]

 


 

Recession or Depression?

Last week we wrote you about, So Now What?, as we looked forward and stopped looking back. COVID-19 is a wrecking ball on the world economies. And with al the money being spent to try and keep each of the world economies afloat, there comes a price that must be paid at some time, for having done this.

Dear Reader,

If you have not yet heard of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), you will soon. If you’ve heard of it but don’t know what it means, join the club. There are only a handful of experts who really understand MMT.

Those who do understand it fall into two camps – the true believers, who see MMT as the answer to practically every social policy issue facing the U.S. today and the skeptics, who view MMT as intellectual snake oil that will lead the U.S. down a path to financial ruin.

I place myself in the latter category. Still, I recognize that you cannot effectively oppose a doctrine unless you understand it better than the advocates.

MMT is now the leading theory driving fiscal and monetary policy in the United States. A failure to understand MMT is equal to a failure to understand what’s driving U.S. economic policy, capital markets and investment performance.

In its simplest form, MMT says that money has value because it is issued by a state, and the state will only accept that money in the payment of taxes. Citizens need to earn “state money” because they have to pay taxes.

Therefore, the money has value because the state says so.

A state can run unlimited deficits simply by issuing more debt. The state can pay off the debt by issuing more currency, more debt, and so on. There is no limit to the size of deficits, the size of the national debt or interest costs because the state can always print more money to pay the debt and interest.

There is a corollary to the idea that a country can have unlimited debt. The debt must be in the same currency that the country prints. If you borrow money in a currency that you do not print, you can suffer a serious debt crisis.

In theory, this would never happen in the U.S. because we borrow in dollars and print dollars. The U.S. can always print the dollars to pay the debt, so it can never go broke.

The MMT advocates take these ideas a step further. They argue that the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve should be viewed as a consolidated entity. The Treasury exists to spend government money and collect taxes. The Fed exists to print government money.

By combining operations, the Fed simply monetizes whatever the Treasury spends.

The MMT crowd says individuals and families who spend more than they earn and can go bankrupt. But that same idea does not apply to countries, according to MMT. Individuals cannot print money, but governments can. So, everyday personal finance rules simply do not apply.

Every dollar the government spends goes into someone’s pocket. A government deficit is an individual surplus.

What if the bond market balks at all the debt issuance? What if interest rates skyrocket?

MMT has easy answers to these concerns. MMT says that the government bond market is practically irrelevant.

The Fed can simply put money in the Treasury’s account at the Fed and wire the money directly at the Treasury’s instruction. No bonds are needed for deficit finance.

What if individuals lose confidence in the dollar because of money printing and deficit spending?

MMT says you need dollars to pay your taxes, so you must keep working for dollars for that reason. Your level of confidence is irrelevant.

Just as the Fed can pay the Treasury’s bills with direct transfers and no bond market, the Treasury can also pay its bills without any tax collections. I repeat, no actual tax collections are needed.

If taxes aren’t needed to pay government bills, what is the point of the tax system? MMT gives three reasons.

The first is that it forces you to accept dollars because you need them to pay the taxes. The second is that progressive taxes can reduce income inequality by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. The third is that taxes are a good way to fight inflation if it should emerge.

If inflation happens, a large tax increase will cool the economy and end the inflation.

That’s the overview. Once you accept the ideas that spending and money printing can be unlimited (I don’t, but MMTers do), then it follows that there is no social need that has to go unmet. Money is literally no object.

The political class may be plunging headlong into MMT without knowing what it is. But we have to understand MMT to see its impact on markets and the dangers it may present if it is pursued much longer.

Remember, you can’t oppose a policy you don’t understand. Below, I show you why every major facet of MMT is wrong. Also, how to prepare for its arrival. Read on.

MMT Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

MMT is the most potentially damaging economic doctrine I have ever encountered, with the exception of communism.

Let’s begin with the idea that the Fed and Treasury should be merged in practice so that the Fed will monetize any amount of spending or borrowing the Treasury wants.

The reason markets have any confidence at all in the Fed is precisely because they are perceived as independent of congressional spending plans. MMT takes this confidence for granted and assumes the Fed can just crank up the printing press whenever the Treasury likes.

But, as soon as this kind of coordinated effort appears, markets will lose confidence, inflation expectations will soar and interest rates will skyrocket. The plan would collapse before it really began. This is exactly the type of adaptive behavior by investors and markets that MMT academics do not understand.

MMT says that a currency issuer such as the U.S. can never go broke because it can simply print money to pay off the debt (provided the borrowings are in the same currency as the printed money). This may be true in some narrow, literal sense, but it does not mean investors have to wait around for the trainwreck.

The evidence is strong that debt-to-GDP ratios above 90% are a major headwind for growth. Today that ratio is 130% and heading higher. More borrowing does not produce growth; it simply makes the debt problem worse.

At some point, investors abandon the dollar for alternatives, such as land, oil, gold, silver, or alternative assets. Interest rates rise sharply, which only increases the deficit. The fact that the U.S. can print the money to pay the debt is irrelevant if the money itself is being repudiated.

Something like this happened in 1978 when the U.S. Treasury issued bonds denominated in Swiss Francs and West German Deutschmark because investors did not want exposure to U.S. dollars.

An even more extreme version happened in 1922-23 in the German Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic could print Reichsmarks to pay off bonds denominated in Reichsmarks, but nobody wanted the bonds or the currency. The printing press is not the answer when it’s used promiscuously. The printing press is the problem.

The MMT claim that U.S. citizens cannot repudiate the dollar because they need it to pay taxes is also nonsense. Nothing is easier than the legal avoidance of taxes.

For example, take any one of Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires. A company founder, such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook or Larry Page of Google, can issue shares tax-free. After years of hard work and success, that stock may be worth $100 billion.

How much tax do you owe? The answer is zero. As long as you do not sell the stock, you do not owe any tax no matter how much the stock goes up in value.

Not everyone is a co-founder of Google, but the analysis is no different if you’re just an everyday investor with 100 shares. As long as you don’t sell the stock, you don’t owe any tax. Americans who contribute funds to 401(k)s or IRAs also avoid taxes on those amounts until they take distributions, which can be decades later.

The list of tax avoidance methods goes on. I was formerly International Tax Counsel to Citi, so I know exactly how the game is played. Only an academic sitting in a faculty lounge would believe that taxes force anyone to use any particular currency. Once the currency becomes debased, citizens will drop it like a hot rock.

Who Needs the Bond Market?

Another baseless claim of MMT is that government bonds are not needed to finance government spending. The Treasury can just spend what it wants by ordering the Fed to send funds to suppliers and contractors.

In fact, the government bond market is the benchmark for every fixed income market in the world. Interest rates on government bonds are a critical signal of whether government policies are working (or not), whether inflation is gaining a foothold, and whether monetary policy is too tight or too loose.

The existence of a liquid government bond market signals that private investors regard the government as creditworthy. The idea that the Treasury market is an unnecessary frill shows how out of touch the MMT academics are and how little monetary history they have absorbed.

One of the more bizarre MMT claims is that “a government deficit is an individual’s surplus.” The idea is that the government is the sole source of money, and if the government didn’t spend it, you wouldn’t have any. The corollary is that the more the government spends, the more money you have.

But if the dollar becomes dysfunctional, as has happened with many currencies in the past, people abandon it for a better substitute.

Gresham’s Law, “bad money drives out good,” is an explicit recognition that citizens are always ready to dump one type of money and hoard another when they are being shortchanged by the former. So, just because the Treasury spends money, it does not mean citizens have any confidence in the money being spent.

What About the Banks?

The idea that government is the sole source of money is just wrong. This ignores the role of the banking system. In fact, the literature on MMT focuses almost exclusively on the government and individuals while largely ignoring the banking system.

But, banks are the intermediaries between the government and individuals and businesses. Banks create money just as surely as the Fed by making loans. That money comes out of thin air in a manner similar to Fed printing in the conduct of open market operations.

The Treasury may be the creator of the dollar, but they are not the sole issuer of the dollar. The dollar is continually issued by both the Fed and the commercial banks without involving the Treasury.

Money is issued by various financial intermediaries in various forms. The dollars in our wallets and purses are liabilities of the Federal Reserve System. (Read the fine print on a twenty-dollar bill, and you’ll see the words “Federal Reserve Note.” The Fed is the issuer, and a note is a liability).

It is true that the Treasury borrows money, receives taxes and spends money. But it’s just another user of money, not the sole source. MMT’s understanding is exactly backward.

The Role of Taxes

Perhaps the most pernicious idea from the MMT crowd is that taxes have nothing to do with spending. MMT says government can just spend what it wants. The purpose of taxes is not to balance the budget or even pay for anything. Taxes exist solely to cool down inflation and redistribute income from rich to poor.

If taxes are just another monetary safety valve (to reduce inflation) or a redistributionist tool, there is no reason for any American to support any level of taxation. Central banks have other ways to cool inflation, such as raising rates.

The idea that the tax code is nothing more than a cattle prod to fight inflation is exactly the kind of mindlessness one expects from academics whose business or real-world experience is practically nil.

This view of the tax code treats citizens like Pavlov’s dogs. We’re not Pavlov’s dogs. We understand the monetary and tax systems better than any MMT proponent because we live with them every day.

In conclusion, MMT proponents ignore human nature, adaptive behavior and unintended consequences. That’s a recipe for failure.

The Future of MMT

MMT will fail and cause great economic hardship in its wake. The issue for investors is to discern how and when it will fail.

Investors should expect the following sequence: continuing deflation or disinflation in the short-run, accelerating inflation in late 2021, then out-of-control inflation by mid-2022.

The short-run winners will be cash and Treasury notes. The winners during the inflationary stages will be gold, silver, residential real estate, and commodities. Stocks will perform well during the early stages of inflation, but they will crash badly once the dual impact of high inflation and high interest rates puts the economy in a new recession.

It’s not too soon to invest in inflation hedges. They tend to be more forward-looking than stocks, so they will move higher ahead of the actual inflation. Oil, silver and real estate are already showing signs of life.

Gold is facing headwinds right now because of higher real rates. When inflation kicks in, even high nominal rates will be negative in real terms because of inflation. That’s when gold will skyrocket. The current price level for gold is an excellent entry point.

Investors may not be able to stop MMT, but they are not helpless. Once you understand the damage MMT will cause, you can prepare accordingly.
Regards,

Jim Rickards

Jim Rickards is an American lawyer, economist, and investment banker with 35 years of experience working in capital markets on Wall Street. He was the principal negotiator of the rescue of Long-Term Capital.


In the Mail

Joseph;

So now what ?

I finished your book 2300 Days of Hell a couple weeks back and I will admit – the book was so incredible that I read it in 8 nights.  But I was sceptical about the UN hypothesis at the end, and as UN set up Isreal, I had a hard time to really accept your thinking.

Then this week this article came out.   Please see the link below.  Turns out ?   You are dead on !   Again !

Perhaps this is an opportunity for you can build on and pick up the 2300 UN Hypothesis.

With your calendar foresight it strikes me there is something here. Not sure what.  But your 2300 UN hypothesis strikes me as a correct prediction.

Greg Nolan

Anne Bayefsky: Breaking with tradition, Canada and the U.S. embrace the anti-Israel hate-fest in Durban

Before now, no Canadian or American government had ever paired a call to combat racism with celebrating the Durban conference

Author of the article:
Anne Bayefsky, Special to National Post
Publishing date:
Mar 29, 2021

Canada has been a leader on the world stage in fighting racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia — until now. At the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 19, Canada signed an American statement that embraces the UN anti-Semitic hate-fest held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001.

The statement, which was signed by over 150 countries, including Canada, spoke of “recalling the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action,” as part of an international commitment “to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.”

The “Durban Declaration,” which was adopted three days before 9/11, encourages the hatred of Jews. It is the 21st-century reincarnation of the infamous 1975 UN General Assembly Zionism-is-racism resolution. Israel is the only state mentioned in the manifesto, which claims Palestinians are “victims” of Israeli racism. Ironically, it is the Palestinian Authority and Hamas that reject peaceful cohabitation with Jews, insist on a state without Jews and reward Palestinians who kill Jews.

The racist “anti-racism” conference that produced the declaration featured disturbing scenes of overt anti-Semitism. The American delegation, led by Holocaust survivor and Democratic congressman Tom Lantos, walked out of the reprehensible conference, along with Israel. Canada stayed, but strongly objected to the declaration’s language on Israel.

Canada strengthened its resolve in the years that followed and was the first country to pull out of successive UN attempts to resuscitate Durban — Durban II, which was held in Geneva in 2009, and Durban III, a 10th-anniversary summit in New York in 2011. Both events “reaffirmed” the original Durban Declaration.

Canadian interests and values have been strongly validated. At Durban II, the UN handed Iran’s Holocaust-denying president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a microphone to open the conference. Which he did with these words: “The word Zionism personifies racism that falsely resorts to religion and abuses religious sentiments to hide their hatred and ugly faces.”

Nevertheless, the UN juggernaut rolled on. Durban is central to the Palestinian program of demonizing and isolating the Jewish state ever since Yasser Arafat, then-leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, took the podium at Durban I.

On Dec. 31, 2020, the UN General Assembly decided to hold a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration that will take place in New York in September. World leaders, normally gathered for the General Assembly’s opening, are now scheduled to adopt a “political declaration” calling for the “full and effective implementation” of the Durban Declaration — thereby pursuing the aim of isolating Israel as a racist pariah on the global stage.

Canada, along with countries such as Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States (under the Trump administration), voted against this UN plan to convene what will effectively be Durban IV.  This was consistent with Canada’s refusal — under both Conservative and Liberal governments — to vote in favour of every similar pro-Durban resolution at the General Assembly over the last two decades.

Before now, no Canadian or American government had ever paired a call to combat racism with celebrating the Durban conference, because Durban wrongly turns the fight against racism into a fight against Jews. Yet in the United States, times have changed. The Biden administration’s apparent desire to impress, at home and abroad, evidently caused it to break with America’s longstanding antipathy toward Durban.

Obviously, Israel couldn’t sign a declaration that seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state and paradoxically to build equality for the many on the inequality of the Jewish few. But by embracing a statement on racism that was signed by such countries as the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Turkey and Zimbabwe, U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were more interested in joining forces with some of the world’s most repressive, intolerant and xenophobic regimes than their historic ally, Israel.

Canada must now decide whether to attend Durban IV, which will certainly end in a call for the Durban Declaration’s “full implementation,” as already determined by the General Assembly. Canada took a central role in refusing to legitimate and commemorate Durban’s 10th anniversary. The 20th anniversary is the anti-Semite’s long-game.

Canada’s long-game ought to be to stand against anti-Semitism. In view of this latest move, Durban IV needs to be publicly and immediately shunned. Canadian leadership is vital in communicating that a genuine effort to combat racism and xenophobia necessitates staying away.

National Post

Anne Bayefsky is the director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, president of Human Rights Voices and professor emeritus at York University.


 

Are You Watching? Do You See?

What is going on and where are we in the Jubilee Cycle? What does all of this mean?

This past week there was a car rammed into the Barricades at the USA Capitol grounds. One officer was killed and another injured. The person driving the car was an Islamic supporter who came out of his car with a knife and was then shot dead.

The USA Capitol is still on edge after the January 6 Riots. The 2,200 National Guard were rushed out in case something else was going on. Nothing was but they were not taking any chances. Since the riots began in the middle of the 70th week, or 70th Jubilee tensions in the USA have been extremely high.

April 4 was also the date of the second Wave Sheaf Day for those keeping Passover this past March 27.

We have seen the many Armageddon sized disasters for a number of years.  Australia had the worst drought in a thousand years as did the USA and then in 2019 they had the worse wildfires chasing people into the sea. In the USA the wildfires were so severe, towns were destroyed and the sky turned to darkness in the middle of the day. At the same time the USA and the world was grappling with this worldwide plague of COVID 19. East Africa and western Asia were dealing with biblical sized locust plagues. Yemen is in critical famine. The UN is telling us 270 Million people are on the cusp fo famine now.

The world economy is as the article above says about to move into an inflationary stance.

Investors should expect the following sequence: continuing deflation or disinflation in the short-run, accelerating inflation in late 2021, then out-of-control inflation by mid-2022.

The short-run winners will be cash and Treasury notes. The winners during the inflationary stages will be gold, silver, residential real estate, and commodities. Stocks will perform well during the early stages of inflation, but they will crash badly once the dual impact of high inflation and high interest rates puts the economy in a new recession.

This could lead to war. We fully expect it will as part of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle curse which we are in right now, of War Plague and Famine. Also this week we learned that China has created it own crypto currency. The Chinese government is minting cash digitally, in a re-imagination of money that could shake a pillar of American power.

China’s version of a digital currency is controlled by its central bank, which will issue the new electronic money. It is expected to give China’s government vast new tools to monitor both its economy and its people. By design, the digital yuan will negate one of bitcoin’s major draws: anonymity for the user.

Beijing is also positioning the digital yuan for international use and designing it to be untethered to the global financial system, where the U.S. dollar has been king since World War II. China is embracing digitization in many forms, including money, in a bid to gain more centralized control while getting a head start on technologies of the future that it regards as up for grabs.

The dollar has faced challengers before—the euro, to name one—only to grow more important when rivals’ shortcomings became apparent. The dollar far outstrips all other currencies for use in international foreign-exchange trades, at 88% in the latest rankings from the Bank for International Settlements. The yuan was used in just 4%.

Digitization wouldn’t by itself make the yuan a rival for the dollar in bank-to-bank wire transfers, analysts and economists say. But in its new incarnation, the yuan, also known as the renminbi, could gain traction on the margins of the international financial system.

It would provide options for people in poor countries to transfer money internationally. Even limited international usage could soften the bite of U.S. sanctions, which increasingly are used against Chinese companies or individuals.

Josh Lipsky, a former International Monetary Fund staffer now at the Atlantic Council think tank, said, “Anything that threatens the dollar is a national-security issue. This threatens the dollar over the long term.”

The U.S., as the issuer of dollars that the world’s more than 21,000 banks need to do business, has long demanded insight into major cross-border currency movements. This gives Washington the ability to freeze individuals and institutions out of the global financial system by barring banks from doing transactions with them, a practice criticized as “dollar weaponization.”

American sanctions on North Korea and Iran for nuclear programs hobble their economies. Swiss banks abandoned their famous secrecy eight years ago to avoid Washington’s wrath in a showdown over taxes. After the February coup in Myanmar, the U.S. used sanctions to block the movement of top military officials’ financial assets through banks. The Treasury’s database of sanctioned individuals and firms—the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List”—touches virtually every nation on earth.

The creation of the digital Yuan creates a huge threat the USA dollar control over all the worlds banks. Deuteronomy warns us this is going to happen. You are watching it take place. China is also one the major buyers of USA debt at $1.1 Trillion.

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.

This digital currency cold also be issued an expiry date, which means it has to be spent by a certain date and or they could turn it off for certain individuals. This then brings me to that passage in Revelation.

Rev 13:11  And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. And it had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon.

Rev 13:12  And it exercises all the authority of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those dwelling in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

Rev 13:13  And it does great wonders, so that it makes fire come down from the heaven onto the earth in the sight of men.

Rev 13:14  And it deceives those dwelling on the earth, because of the miracles which were given to it to do before the beast, saying to those dwelling on the earth that they should make an image to the beast who had the wound by a sword and lived.

Rev 13:15  And there was given to it to give a spirit to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might both speak, and might cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

Rev 13:16  And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or in their foreheads,

Rev 13:17  even that not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.

Rev 13:18  Here is the wisdom. Let him having reason count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. And its number is six hundred and sixty-six.

I still hold to the position that the Mark of the Beast is Sunday and the false holidays which would be the opposite to the Mark of Yehovah which are His Sabbath and Holy Days and Sabbatical Years. We also have our article about the Bismillah which you all should read concerning the mark fo the Beast.

So where is Elijah? The one who will be turning the hearts of the Children back to Yehovah lest he come and strike the earth with a curse.

We have a clue in Daniel 8.

Dan 8:13  Then I heard a certain holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that one who spoke, Until when shall the vision last, concerning the daily sacrifice and the transgression that astounds, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled?

Dan 8:14  And he said to me, For two thousand, three hundred evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be vindicated.

The word sanctuary should be translated as Saints. It is the Saints who will be trampled and the Saints who will be vindicated.

We read in Revelation about the Saints asking for vengeance from those who killed them.

Rev 6:9  And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held.

Rev 6:10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Until when, Master, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?

Rev 6:11  And white robes were given to each one of them. And it was said to them that they should rest yet for a little time, until both their fellow servants and their brothers (those about to be killed as they were ) should have their number made complete.

This word avenge is;

G1556   (Thayer)
ἐκδικέω

ekdikeō

Thayer Definition:

1) to vindicate one’s right, do one justice

1a) to protect, defend, one person from another

2) to avenge a thing

2a) to punish a person for a thing

It is at the end of those 2300 Days that the Saints will be vindicated and avenged, (same word) after 90% of them are slaughtered. With this plague we have almost 3 million dead around the world. Almost 600,000 of them Americans. But that number is nothing in comparison to the numbers about to die.

It would seem that everything is coming together as it should in these last days. Droughts, wildfires, plagues, locusts, economic disaster (Looming) and now a messiah has shown up. We are now entering our third wave of the plague. The drugs needed to combat the virus are running out in hospitals across Canada. ICUs are full and near capacity. Younger and younger persons are getting it and dying. And no one is returning to Yehovah. No one is repenting.

Yes the Jubilee Cycles prove we are in the last days and the daily news shows us prophetic events are happening all around us. But then again what do I know?

4 Comments

  1. Liviu Cormos

    UN comments on Losing 25000 people EVERY DAY to hunger including 100000 children equal 9 million a year .This is a plague a pandemic for the last decade at list.

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  2. George Spiteri

    Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

    Mark 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
    Mar 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

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  3. Jim H

    Joe, I just want to make sure I have the facts correct.

    On March 12th a person went out to check the barley fields and didn’t find enough ripe barely to make a call that it was the beginning of the new year. I believe the month began on the 15th.

    On April 5th that same person went out and found shattered heads in the barley fields making the barely un-harvestable.

    Now if I lived in the Galilee region 2000 years ago, it takes 4-5 days to get to Jerusalem by walking, with my entire family and also whatever I take with me, along with all my friends and neighbors. It takes the same amount of time to get back home so if I stayed for the entire Festival, I would have arrived home about this past Friday, perhaps Thursday. To attend the entire Festival would take the better part of 15 days.

    What would have been the state of the barley when I got home? It would seem that it had to have been pretty much fully harvested BEFORE I ever left for Jerusalem. For an agrarian society this seems to be a disaster in the making.

    Unless I was able to harvest the barely early by cutting it before it was completely ripe and letting it sit for a few days to finish ripening prior to heading to Jerusalem. Then I may have cut the ripest of my first shocks in February, the day before leaving to attend Unleavened Bread and carried them with me.

    There would be little if any in a ripe state to eat on the way there and that is okay since I’m not to eat it anyway until after the offering on the first day of the week. There would also be barley that could be eaten on the way home or cut to allow to ripen as I head home. When I get there, my fields are just getting into the state of being fully ripe. Now I just need harvesters.

    A problem we have, as I see it is, the modern way of harvesting with combines and such, requires barely heads with just 14% moisture content. I’m pretty sure 2000 years ago they weren’t measuring moisture content to determine the time to harvest. They had to take into account how long barely takes to fully ripen and then shatter out of the head. then apply that knowledge to the constraints listed in scripture regarding the harvesting and eating of the barley knowing the Yah knew they depended on the barley for their sustenance over the next year.

    A Great Newsletter! Happy to read your “Now What?” newsletter last week also!

    Yah has a special mission for you and many others are not part of that. Stay focused and He will bring people and resources to you to get the job done.

    Shalom,
    Jim

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    • James Relf

      If you were to cut the barley before you left in your theory then what would you do with this verse in Deut
      Deu 16:9 You shall count seven weeks to yourselves. Begin to count the seven weeks from the time you began to put the sickle to the grain.

      So you would have put the cycle to the grain as Devorah is saying you can, before you even left for Passover. And then you could eat it afterwards.
      Do you start the count to Shavuot from before Passover when you started your harvest? No you start your count from wave sheaf day, the same day you started your harvest.

      What I am showing you in this news letter is that Devorah admits the barley was shattering. That means they kept Passover too late. It proves that when we kept it a month earlier we were correct in our timing.

      You do not begin to harvest until after wave sheaf day. Period. Never before. Never. That is a false teaching some are putting out and other falling for.

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