News Letter 5855-013
The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 26th day of the 3rd month 5855 years after the creation of Adam
The 3rd Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
June 1, 2019
Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,
I want to thank all of you who have already placed your order for our newest book. The final edits are about a 1/3 to half done.
I also want to encourage you to share your positive comments on this page. We have many negative ones that I have in the foolish virgins part and I also have three positive ones from those who have pre-read the book. But many of you may already know what I am going to say and you also know to whom it is written.
Your positive comment could help those who do not know to get a copy of this new book and the others in our store now. This is another way each of you could help further this work and it only takes a few moments of your time to share a positive comment.
I would welcome your comments if they are positive. I will delete those that are not. Here is the first one that came this week.
Elaine burgess says:
May 27, 19 at 8:49 pm (Edit)
I am thrilled to be one of the blessed ones who understands The written Words be it this day or that day we can know! by 1 day or the other. Thank you Joseph for your time and care about doing Yahovah’s Will!, Yahovah has blessed you with MUCH Wisdom and Knowledge! as He does anyone willing to spend time in His Word. I have been so blessed by the work you are doing !
A Failure to Teach
Last Sabbath I was able to go and be apart of three or four fellowships that joined together to keep Shabbat. I look forward to this as I get to meet new brethren from all levels of understanding and on various calendars. Despite their differences, they do get together and share what they have in common.
One of the first speakers to present was a man I have come to admire for his research and insights. Today his task was to speak about the Torah portion for this week, which I did not know was about Behar, The Mount.
The Torah portions for those who do not know are the five books of the Torah divided up so that the entire 5 books can be read over one year. They also have the books of wisdom and the prophets done this way.
Behar is the first words of the 25th chapter of the book of Leviticus. And I also see that this same chapter is the Torah portion for the 3rd year this week on the 3 1/2 year Torah portion done twice during the 7 year shmitah cycle.
The gentleman presenting the teaching today even pointed at me acknowledging that I knew the answer to the question he was asking about this Torah portion. I was excited to learn what he was going to present. Unfortunately, he did what most teachers do to this section of the Torah when they do not know it nor understand it. He turned it into something totally unrelated to the portion that should have been explained. My excitement was quickly turned to disappointment. And I was not shy about sharing this thought with him after services.
He has had my books now for a few months. I asked him if he had read them. He said he had flipped through them. Which means he has not read them but checked the titles. Again I was disappointed and I could hear James in the back of my head saying I told you so.
Years ago when we began to put the books on the web site, James and I had a long discussion about the price of the books. The ones sold by the publisher we had no room to adjust the prices. But the e-books we could adjust. We know that they are sold much cheaper at Amazon and the publisher but James argued that if the public does not value the book they will not read it. But if they do value it, they will read it because it has intrinsic value.
James was and is right about this. I had given my books to this pastor who said he was interested and yet he has not read them. Years ago I did a test and I put $20 bills inside the DVDs I was sending out to those who said they could not afford them. So I sent them with this gift inside along with the DVD. It was 2 years later that I got an email thanking me for the $20 from one person. Even though they wanted the DVD and told me they could not afford it, which I sent to them, they never even opened the case until 2 years afterwards.
So this pastor had not read the books I gave him months ago and now it was his duty to teach this Torah portion on Leviticus 25 about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and he did not know what to do with it. And I just so happened to be there this day of all days.
So let me now teach you all about Behar.
Let me begin by asking you when is the Sabbath?
When is the Sabbath?
Gen 2:1 And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made. And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created to make.
We know in the Passover events that everyone knows when Palm Sunday is and they also know when Ascension Sunday is.
We can read in the following various versions from Luke 24:1 when they went to the tomb and that the 1st day of the week followed the 7th Day Sabbath.
(ASV) But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.
(BBE) But on the first day of the week, at dawn, they came to the place where his body had been put, taking the spices which they had got ready.
(CEV) Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, carrying the spices that they had prepared.
(Darby) But on the morrow of the sabbath, very early indeed in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the aromatic spices which they had prepared.
The 7th Day Sabbath has been the same since the creation coming every 7th day without interruption.
We also know that the Sabbath begins at sunset Friday evening and ends at sunset Saturday evening.
Gen 1:15 And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Gen 1:8 And God called the expanse, Heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Gen 1:31 And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
This leaves just one evening and one day and it is on this 7th evening and on this 7th day that Yehovah rested as we quoted to you above.
To make sure you understood when the day begins and ends, Yehovah gave explicit details of this concerning the Day of Atonement.
Lev 23:26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Also, on the tenth of this seventh month, this is a day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall afflict your souls and offer a fire offering to Jehovah. And you shall do no work in that same day, for it is a day of atonement, in order to make an atonement for you before Jehovah your God. For any soul who is not humbled in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And any soul who does any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. You shall do no kind of work. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall humble your souls. In the ninth of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your sabbath.
This is all straight forward and plainly obvious to those who want to obey.
So the question I asked the Pastor last Sabbath, was, is it sin to keep the Sabbath on a Friday? Was it Sin to keep the Sabbath on a Sunday if we wanted to do that? Was it sin to keep the Sabbath on any other day other than the weekly Friday evening and Saturday day?
I also asked was it was a sin if we did not know about the Sabbath? If we were ignorant of the truth let’s say?
1Jn 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, for sin is lawlessness.
The answer to all of these questions is the same. Yes, it is sin if you keep any other day or any other time as the Sabbath other than the weekly Sunset Friday to sunset Saturday as the Holy Time dedicated to Yehovah. And that goes for whether you are ignorant of it or not.
You can argue with the policeman all you want about driving down the wrong way on a one-way street. Ignorance of the law is not going to keep you from being fined for breaking that law. The law did not change because you did not know. You still have the pay the same penalty if you knew or did not know.
When is the Shmita Year?
Having shared all of this with that pastor, I then asked him when is the Shmita year?
In his presentation, he had compared the weekly Sabbath to the Sabbatical year that comes every 7th year. He knew when the weekly Sabbath was, so I asked again; when is the Sabbatical year? If not keeping the Sabbath is a sin and we all agree about that, then it is also a sin if we do not or will not keep the Sabbatical year whether we do so deliberately or out of ignorance. Not keeping the Sabbatical year is a sin the same as not keeping the Sabbath. So why do you not know when the Sabbatical years are?
Would Yehovah really give us a commandment and not tell us when that year was?
The fact is that Yehovah has shown us when the Sabbatical and Jubilee years are and he does so right here in Lev 25:2. Why do those who claim to be teachers not know this? Or should I ask why do they not want to know this and bury their heads in the sand and ignore the facts so they can ignore this one commandment? Why?
Many of you have looked at this and now understand. What is wrong with those who teach? Why do they not want to know? Why are all of you not questioning those who teach each week why they do not teach on the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years? Demand that they research it and teach it properly.
The answer to when is the Shmita year and when is the Jubilee is right here in this Torah portion in the very 2nd verse.
Lev 25:2 Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath to Jehovah.
The very year that they came into the land of Israel, that very first year was a Jubilee year. Yehovah has now shown you.
What you must now do is you must do the chronology from Adam up until they entered the Promised Land to know when the Sabbatical and Jubilee years are. And when you begin with the year Adam was created then every 7th year will be a Shmita the same as every 7th day is the Sabbath.
Now you know how to figure it out, why do the leaders teaching you Torah not do this and why do they not teach you how to do this?
We have gone to great lengths to show this and to share it with everyone we could. We walk you through each phase of figuring this out step by step.
We then put all the Sabbatical and Jubilee years into charts for you to download for free. We are also now selling them.
The only reason for you to be ignorant of this information is because you have chosen to be so.
When is the Seventh Millennium?
This same Pastor then compared the weekly Sabbath and the 7th year of rest to the 7th Millennium of rest. He then went off to talk about how to get rested and to clear your mind and other things.
But I asked him when is the 7th Millennium, when does it begin? If you’re going to talk about these things why do you not teach the brethren the times and seasons when they will occur? Again not keeping them or keeping them at the wrong time is SIN!!! So why are they not teaching the brethren how not to sin, by teaching them how to keep these Sabbatical and Jubilee years at the proper time? Why?
I was clearly becoming more agitated by now because although he could have known, he had decided it was not important enough to learn so that when this portion came up he could have taught it with authority. He had access to our teachings and to me living so close to him.
There is no excuse to no longer not know when the Sabbatical year is nor when the Jubilee year is nor when the 7th Millennium is to begin. No excuse what so ever!
The Covenant of Oaths
The next speaker to teach began to teach about the covenant and the covenant of oaths in relation to the marriage covenant.
I did not speak to this man afterwards but again he was hitting all the right scriptures and did not make one, not one connection about the Feast of Oaths and the counting of the Omer and how this counting of the Omer was, in fact, teaching us how to count the Sabbatical years to arrive at the Jubilee year, which again was what the Torah portion was for this day.
Let me say right now, I do understand that these groups are brand new having just formed in the last few years and that those teaching are doing so and are still growing and learning. I do understand that we are all at various levels of understanding in our growth.
We have spoken here before and do so now again to remind you and to help those who are new to understand. The Feast of Oaths is counting 7 Sabbaths and then on the morrow after the 7th Sabbath is the Next Feast Day. This is Pentecost Sunday also known as Shavuot
Lev 23:15 And you shall count to you from the next day after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete. To the next day after the seventh sabbath you shall number fifty days. And you shall offer a new food offering to Jehovah.
It is on this day that Yehovah made the covenant with Israel. That covenant was a marriage covenant. A betrothal to which we Israel said yes to all the terms a number of times.
Yehovah made the covenant with Abraham at Passover when He walked between the pieces of animals that were slaughtered and set up on either side of where Yehovah walked. The blood forming a red carpet upon which Yehovah walked. This is where we get the notion of the red carpet today. Yehovah then extended that covenant to all of Israel at Mount Sinai on the Feast of Shavuot. The Feast of Oaths.
Now keep all of that in mind as we now look at this Torah Portion.
In the exact same way, you are told to count the 50 days for Shavuot you are also told to count for the Jubilee year.
Lev 25:8 And you shall number seven sabbaths of years to you, seven times seven years. And the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be forty-nine years to you. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth of the seventh month; in the day of atonement, the trumpet shall sound throughout all your land. And you shall make the fiftieth year holy, one year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee to you, and you shall return each man to his possession, and you shall return each man to his family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee to you. You shall not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself in it, nor gather in it of your undressed vine. For it is the jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You shall eat the increase of it out of the field. In the year of this jubilee you shall return each man to his possession.
The Jubilee year is directly related to the Feast of Shavuot. The Jubilee Years are related to the Feast of Oaths. The Jubilee year has everything to do with the wedding covenant that was made at Shavuot. Do you see this? Do you understand this?
You agreed to keep the Torah as part of the duties that you had to do in the Ketubah-the Marriage contract we made at Mount Sinai. Part of that agreement was that you would keep the Sabbatical and Jubilee years which teach you when you will be married to Yehovah. It will be at the end of Sukkot and it will be in a Jubilee year. Which one? You already know but you have not thought about it.
Look at Hebrew again.
Heb 4:1 Therefore, a promise being left to enter into His rest, let us fear lest any of you should seem to come short of it. For also we have had the gospel preached, as well as them. But the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter into the rest, as He said, “I have sworn in My wrath that they should not enter into My rest;” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He spoke in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested the seventh day from all His works.” And in this place again, “They shall not enter into My rest.” Since then it remains that some must enter into it, and since they to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of unbelief, He again marks out a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” (after so long a time). Even as it is said, “Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. So then there remains a rest to the people of God.
This is talking about the 7th Millennium of rest. This 7th Millennium is likened to the weekly 7th Day of Rest and to the 7th year of rest. If you are not keeping them now then how will you be able to keep them during the 7th Millennium of rest? The time is now to prepare for that time, each week and each Sabbatical year.
This Millennial week is 7 days long. It is represented by the 7 Day Feast of Tabernacles also called Sukkot. It is the wedding party. The party before the actual wedding. It is NOT the wedding but the party before the wedding.
When is the wedding?
The Jubilee year is the Holy year that follows 7 Holy Years in the exact same way that Shavuot is a Holy Day that comes after counting out 7 other Holy Days as you counted the Omer for the Feast of Oaths. Shavuot is the 8th Holy Day the same as the Jubilee year is the 8th Holy year.
At Sukkot, you have 7 days for the wedding party. This is then followed by the 8th Day Feast, Shemini Atzeret.
On this day, also known as the Feast of Dedication, yes the very same day Yehshua kept in John 10:22, was the time when Solomon dedicated the Temple and Yehovah came and dwelt in it and filled the temple so that the priests had to leave.
This 8th Day Feast represents the 8th Millennium. Yehovah is not going to come down to this earth until sin is totally put away. And that does not happen until the end of the 7th Millennium.
Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. And he cast him into the abyss and shut him up and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years should be fulfilled. And after that he must be loosed a little time.
Now compare this to Lev 16
Lev 16:19 And he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleannesses of the sons of Israel. And when he has made an end of reconciling the sanctuary and the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, he shall bring the live goat. And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the sins of the sons of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send away by the hand of a chosen man into the wilderness. And the goat shall bear on him all their sins to a land in which no one lives. And he shall let the goat go in the wilderness.
This is Satan the Azazel goat being led away into the wilderness representing the 1000 years he will be locked up. At the end of that 7th millennium, he will be again set loose. Yehovah will not be here on this earth at that time. He cannot be with sin at the same time.
Now here is what happens at the end of the 7th Millennium to Satan.
The Defeat of Satan
Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be loosed out of his prison. And he will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle. The number of them is as the sand of the sea. And they went up over the breadth of the earth and circled around the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of Heaven and devoured them. And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were . And he will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Judgment Before the Great White Throne
Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And a place was not found for them. And I saw the dead, the small and the great, stand before God. And books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and hell delivered up the dead in them. And each one of them was judged according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire.
Only now that Satan is dealt with and gone, only now can we read Revelation 21 and 22 about when Yehovah comes in the 8th Millennium to dwell with us in the same way He came and dwelt in the temple on the 8th day when Solomon dedicated the temple. On this 8th day is the wedding which was agreed to on the 8th Holy Day of the counting to the Feast of Oaths, Shavuot and to the Jubilee year when we are truly liberated from the evil of this world.
The Feast of Weeks is Daniel’s 70 Weeks
So many wrote into Nehamia’s podcast and youtube not understanding anything about what I have shared with you above. Even my friend Nehemia struggled with some of these things I shared with you above.
As we have shown you in our book The 2300 Days of Hell, Daniels 70 weeks has nothing to do with Yehshua and His first coming. Nothing at all. Yet many wrote in to argue that or to say how they could not grasp that understanding.
The 70 weeks or 70 Feast of Weeks, or the 70 Feast of Oaths began when Yehovah told Moses to go and get His people at the burning bush. How can we prove this is true?
Just by looking at the first part of the next verse.
Dan 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going out of the command to restore and to build Jerusalem, to Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks,
Only by doing the actual chronology from Genesis to our time now by using the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles can you know when the Exodus took place. I understand what Patterns of Evidence is saying and I have spoken to both Tim Mahoney and David Rohl about this but they are stuck on the 1 Kings 6:1
1Ki 6:1 And it happened in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, he began to build the house of Jehovah.
Now read what Clarke’s commentary says about this 480 years.
Clarkes Commentary on 1 Kings 6:1 In the four hundred and eightieth year – The Septuagint has the four hundred and fortieth year. It need scarcely be noticed, that among chronologists there is a great difference of opinion concerning this epocha. Glycas has 330 years; Melchior Canus, 590 years; Josephus, 592 years; Sulpicius Severus, 588; Clemens Alexandrinus, 570; Cedrenus, 672; Codomanus, 598; Vossius and Capellus, 580; Serarius, 680; Nicholas Abraham, 527; Maestlinus, 592; Petavius and Valtherus, 520. Here are more than a dozen different opinions; and after all, that in the common Hebrew text is as likely to be the true one as any of the others.
There are only two times in the entire bible when the Jubilee is mentioned and we have already shared with you Lev 25:2. the other one is 2 King 19:29. All you have to do it work the chronology or let it show you exactly how many years there were between the 4th year of Solomon and the Exodus. These two Jubilee years in Lev 25:2 and 2 Kings 19:29 must match each other. Once they do then you have a proper and correct chronology.
Returning to Daniel 9:25 those 7 weeks from the going forth of the command are the 7 Jubilee cycles from when Yehovah told Moses to go and get the people. When you count out those 7 Jubilee cycles you come to the time of the Messiah the Prince. Messiah here is the word Mashiach which means anointed. The anointed Prince was and is King David who was born 7 Jubilee cycles after Moses was told by Yehovah to go and get them.
The next part of the verse says you are to then count 62 more Jubilee cycles which when you do will bring you all the way to the year 1996 CE. This then is the start of the 70th Week of Daniel. That is the 70th Jubilee period.
The Messiah in this part of the verse is again Mashiach which means the anointed and this time the anointed is Israel who are to be cut off and have nothing. That word nothing is to be as if they never were.
Here are many translations for you to consider.
(ASV) And after the threescore and two weeks shall the anointed one be cut off, and shall have nothing: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and even unto the end shall be war; desolations are determined.
(BBE) And at the end of the times, even after the sixty-two weeks, one on whom the holy oil has been put will be cut off and have no (UNTRANSLATED TEXT) ;and the town and the holy place will be made waste together with a prince; and the end will come with an overflowing of waters, and even to the end there will be war; the making waste which has been fixed.
(Brenton) And after the sixty-two weeks, the anointed one shall be destroyed, and there is no judgment in him: and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming: they shall be cut off with a flood, and to the end of the war which is rapidly completed he shall appoint the city to desolations.
(CEV) At the end of the sixty-two weeks, the Chosen Leader will be killed and left with nothing. A foreign ruler and his army will sweep down like a mighty flood, leaving both the city and the temple in ruins, and war and destruction will continue until the end, just as God has decided.
(Darby) And after the sixty-two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, and shall have nothing; and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with an overflow, and unto the end, war, —the desolations determined.
(DRB) And after sixty-two weeks Christ shall be slain: and the people that shall deny him shall not be his. And a people, with their leader, that shall come, shall destroy the city, and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be waste, and after the end of the war the appointed desolation.
(ERV) After the 62 weeks, the chosen one will be killed. He will be gone. Then the people of the future leader will destroy the city and the holy place. That end will come like a flood. War will continue until the end. God has ordered that place to be completely destroyed.
(ESV) And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.
(ESV+) And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall ?R21?be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come ?R22?shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. ?R23?Its?N1? end shall come with a flood, ?R24?and to the end there shall be war. ?R25?Desolations are decreed.
(GNB) And at the end of that time God’s chosen leader will be killed unjustly. The city and the Temple will be destroyed by the invading army of a powerful ruler. The end will come like a flood, bringing the war and destruction which God has prepared.
(GW) But after the sixty-two sets of seven time periods, the Anointed One will be cut off and have nothing. The city and the holy place will be destroyed with the prince who is to come. His end will come with a flood until the end of the destructive war that has been determined.
(ISV) Then after the 62 weeks, the anointed one will be cut off, and will have no successor. Then the people of the coming commander will destroy both the city and the Sanctuary. Its ending will come like a flood, and until the end there will be war, with desolations having been decreed.
(JPS) And after the threescore and two weeks shall an anointed one be cut off, and be no more; and the people of a prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; but his end shall be with a flood; and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
(JUB) And after the sixty-two weeks the Anointed One [Heb. Messiah] shall be killed and shall have nothing: (and the ruling people that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; whose end shall be as a flood, until at the end of the war it shall be cut off with desolation).
(KJV-BRG) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
(KJV) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
(KJV+) And after?H310? threescore?H8346? and two?H8147? weeks?H7620? shall Messiah?H4899? be cut off,?H3772? but not?H369? for himself: and the people?H5971? of the prince?H5057? that shall come?H935? shall destroy?H7843? the city?H5892? and the sanctuary;?H6944? and the end?H7093? thereof shall be with a flood,?H7858? and unto?H5704? the end?H7093? of the war?H4421? desolations?H8074? are determined.?H2782
(KJVA) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
(LEB) “And after the sixty and two weeks an anointed one shall be cut off, and he shall have nothing, and the people of the coming leader will destroy the city and the sanctuary, and its end will be with the flood and on to the end there shall be war; these desolations are determined.
(LITV) And after sixty two weeks, Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of a coming ruler shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end shall be with the flood, and ruins are determined, and war shall be until the end.
(MKJV) And after sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of the ruler who shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And the end of it shall be with the flood, and ruins are determined, until the end shall be war.
(RV) And after the threescore and two weeks shall the anointed one be cut off, and shall have nothing: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and his end shall be with a flood, and even unto the end shall be war; desolations are determined.
(Tagalog AB) At pagkatapos ng anim na pu’t dalawang sanglinggo, mahihiwalay ang pinahiran, at mawawalaan ng anoman: at gigibain ang bayan at ang santuario ng mga tao ng prinsipeng darating; at ang wakas niyaon ay sa pamamagitan ng baha, at hanggang sa wakas ay magkakaroon ng digma; mga pagkasira ay ipinasiya na.
(TLV) Then after the 62 weeks Mashiach will be cut off and have nothing. Then the people of a prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. But his end will come like a flood. Until the end of the war that is decreed there will be destruction.
(TS2009) “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off and have naught. And the people of a coming prince shall destroy the city and the set-apart place. And the end of it is with a flood. And wastes are decreed, and fighting until the end.
(WEB) After the sixty-two weeks the Anointed One will be cut off, and will have nothing. The people of the prince who come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end will be with a flood, and war will be even to the end. Desolations are determined.
(WEBA) After the sixty-two weeks the Anointed One will be cut off, and will have nothing. The people of the prince who come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end will be with a flood, and war will be even to the end. Desolations are determined.
(Webster) And after sixty and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and its end shall be with a flood, and to the end of the war desolations are determined.
(YLT) And after the sixty and two weeks, cut off is Messiah, and the city and the holy place are not his, the Leader who hath come doth destroy the people; and its end is with a flood, and till the end is war, determined are desolations.
Here is the word nought.
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle: – else, except, fail [father-] less, be gone, in [-curable], neither, never, no (where), none, nor (any, thing), not, nothing, to nought, past, un [-searchable], well-nigh, without, Compare H370.
Why is all of this to happen to Israel? Why is all of this to happen all 12 tribes of Israel?
Because they have not kept faith with the agreement they made at the Feast of Oaths. They have broken the marriage contract with Yehovah. That marriage contract was a blood contract. The blood between the pieces in Abrahams day and the blood that was sprinkled on the people at Mount Sinai was a blood covenant. It means if either party does not keep this agreement then the other party has the right to execute them the same way these animals were killed. That is what we agreed to.
Now at the end of these 70 Jubilee Cycles, this agreement is about to be ratified for breach of contract on our part. This means that Israel all 12 tribes are about to be cut up as those animals were. We are also told when this will take place. In the midst of the 70th Jubilee Cycle.
The Feast of Weeks is Daniel’s 70 Weeks
Ready or Not that 70th week began in 1996. This means that the middle of this 70th Jubilee cycle is the year 2020. That is one year from now. Whether or not you are ready, whether or not you have lived your life or have completed those things you wanted to do, ready or not the punishment for not obeying Yehovah is about to get very real and death will be everywhere.
When you do not know about the Jubilee cycles and you do not teach them, then you have no clue about end time prophecy. I say this not to be disrespectful of those who teach. But I do this to confront their ignorance and hopefully challenge them to read our books and learn this most terrifying of subjects.
I no longer care if I hurt peoples feelings. All hell is about to be unleashed and far too many of you are still sitting there watching the boob tube. Are you warning others? Have you bought our books and read them? When you do buy them you are helping us to share this message to others? When you make a monthly donation to our ministry you are also helping us to share this by supporting our work in the Philippines and Africa and soon India and through advertising.
If you are not supporting our efforts then what are you doing to warn others in these very last days for Israel, these days of Jacobs trouble?
Parashat Bechukotai – In My Statutes
The Torah portion for the Sabbath this week Junie 1, 2019, is Bechukotai and it is talking about Lev 26:3 -27:34.
These are the blessings for when you obey and the curses for when you do not obey and they follow on the heels of Lev 25 telling us about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years.
I rarely teach about the blessings because no one keeps the laws. So I tend to dive into the curses and show them to those who are wanting to know because they are easily seen on the nightly news.
Blessings for Obedience
Lev 26:1 You shall make no idols to yourselves; and you shall not set up for yourselves graven images, or a memorial pillar. And you shall not set up any image of stone in your land in order to bow down to it. For I am Jehovah your God. You shall keep My sabbaths and revere My sanctuary. I am Jehovah. If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments and do them, then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach to the vintage, and the vintage shall reach to the sowing time. And you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down and none shall make you afraid. And I will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight. And your enemies shall fall by the sword in front of you. For I will have respect to you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish My covenant with you. And you shall eat of the old provision, and clear away the old because of the new. And I will set My tabernacle among you. And My soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be My people. I am Jehovah your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from being their bondmen. And I have broken the bonds of your yoke, and made you go upright.
Yehovah has done what He said He would do and He has blessed Israel and made us the greatest nations in all the world. The UK and her commonwealth dominated the world and then came the USA. Between these two they have controlled all the gates of our enemies until recently when we began to lose them one at a time. We used to be the richest of nations. We have been blessed by Yehovah more than any other nations in history and we have not obeyed Yehovah.
Joe 3:9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, I am strong. Gather yourselves and come, all you nations, and gather yourselves together all around; cause Your mighty ones to come down there, O Jehovah. Let the nations be awakened and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the nations all around. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, come down; for the press is full; the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of Jehovah is near in the valley of decision! The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall gather in their light. Jehovah shall also roar out of Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem. And the heavens and the earth shall shake. But Jehovah will be the hope of His people and the strength of the sons of Israel.
Jer 30:5 For so says Jehovah, We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see whether a man is giving birth? Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in labor, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall be in that day, says Jehovah of Hosts, I will break his yoke from your neck and will burst your bonds. And strangers shall no longer enslave him, but they shall serve Jehovah their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up to them. And you, O My servant Jacob, do not fear, says Jehovah. Do not be terrified, O Israel. For lo, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. And Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with you, says Jehovah, to save you. Though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you entirely unpunished.
Do you remember this announcement back in 2001? I can see it copied on a number of sites but I am not able to find the original News Article.
World Chaos predicted by Rabbis as “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”
In March 2001, in Israel, 27 leading Rabbis and Torah Sages had made an historic declaration of the dawning of the Prophetic “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” – a Biblical Prophetic term for a period of Chaos (probably 7 years) to befall Israel and the world in what these Scriptures call ‘The End Time’. Of course, the exact starting date of this period is not easily determined.
Following, is how this Web Site of BIBLE REVELATIONS reported on this Prophetic Event:
“Jerusalem, 27 Adar 5761 (22 March 2001) – Shofar blasts at the Western Wall and in yeshivot (Bible Colleges), synagogues and religious schools throughout Israel, announced and celebrated the declaration by the Gedolei Yisrael (Great Ones of Israel) to formally recognize the beginning of the “Time of Jacob’s trouble.” The singing of Psalms mingled with the wails of repentance, with tears and cries of the worshippers.
“This commemoration coincided with the time of the new moon, or start of the new Biblical month Aviv, usually designated as a “Yom Kippur Katan” (a ‘minor’ Yom Kippur or ‘Judgment Day’).
“It is significant that though these Rabbis officially and traditionally regard the 7th Biblical month (Sept/Oct – during which the ‘great’ Yom Kippur or Judgment Day commemoration falls), as the ‘New Year’ for the counting of Jewish history, this Declaration of “Jacob’s Trouble” was really done at the dawning of the true Biblical New Year, on the new moon declared by Judaism for 25 March 2001. The Bible determines this month as the “first of months”, Aviv.
It is remarkable when you consider that 9/11 happened only months later! Then, at the end of the next sabbatical cycle in 2008, the stock market crashed. But when you look at those things we have been telling you, this declaration by the Rabbis is even more remarkable.
The Curse of Lev 26 and of Deuteronomy 28 all speak to this same time.
Lev 26:14 But if you will not listen to Me, and will not do all these commandments, and if you shall despise My statutes, or if your soul hates My judgments, so that you will not do all My commandments, so that you break My covenant; I will also do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, consumption, and burning fever, consuming the eyes and causing sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set My face against you, and you shall be slain before your enemies. They that hate you shall reign over you. And you shall flee when none pursues you.
This is what I have called the first curse of Terrorism and it comes in the first Sabbatical cycle starting in 1996-2002.
The Second curse is found in the next verse and it is added to the first one so that both are now happening at the same time. The second Sabbatical cycle is from 2003 – 2009.
Lev 26:18 And if you will not yet listen to Me for all this, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heaven like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain. For your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the field yield their fruits.
This is the curse of extreme weather. The UN is calling it Climate Change, or Global Warming and then taxes you for this to raise money for them. The truth is you are experiencing the curse of Yehovah. The USA is right now having many severe tornados with each storm that passes by. The Mid West has been flooded with much of the land not going to be planted this year so that they cannot produce food.
Hurricanes hit the U.S. especially hard, leading 2018’s near-record list of 14 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters. Hurricanes Michael and Florence combined for at least $49 billion in damages — over half of the total from the year’s included events (cost estimates will be updated over time). In addition, the Western wildfire season was the most expensive ever, with total damages of at least $24 billion. Even the sheer number of billion-dollar events is telling — only 2011, 2016, and 2017 have had more. Unless we rapidly reduce our climate-warming emissions, these costly climate disasters will only get worse.
You are aware that the midwest is currently still flooded and that at this time there have been a record number of Tornadoes across the midwest. There have now been over 900 breaking the record for that many by this time of the year. But does anyone listen or understand what is going on and why these major disasters are happening more often and with more severity? It is because this nation will not obey Yehovah.
The third curse begins in 2010 and goes to the Sabbatical year of 2016. It too is compounded with the two previous curses so that all three are now coming at you at once. This is the curse of pestilence.
Lev 26:21 And if you walk contrary to Me, and will not listen to Me, I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, who shall bereave you. And I will destroy your cattle, and make you few. And your highways shall be deserted.
The 4th curse is the Sabbatical Cycle we are in now. It began in 2017 and goes until the Sabbatical year of 2023.
Lev 26:23 And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me, then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. When I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight. And you shall eat and not be satisfied.
The 5th and final curse is from 2014-2030. And it too is added to all the previous curses.
Lev 26:27 And if you will not for all of this listen to Me, but will walk contrary to Me, then I will walk contrary to you also in fury. And I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you shall eat. And I will destroy your high places and cut down your images, and throw your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols, and My soul shall despise you. And I will make your cities waste and cause your sanctuaries to be deserted. And I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. And I will turn the land into wasteland. And your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the nations, and will draw out a sword after you. And your land shall be waste, and your cities waste. Then shall the land enjoy its sabbaths, as long as it lies waste, and you are in your enemies’ land; then shall the land rest and enjoy its sabbaths. As long as it lies waste it shall rest, because it did not rest in your sabbaths when you lived on it. And on those of you that are left I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf shall chase them, and they shall flee as if fleeing from a sword. And they shall fall when none pursues. And they shall fall on one another, as if it were before a sword, when none pursues. And you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. And they that are left of you shall putrefy in their iniquity in the lands of your enemies. And also they shall putrefy with them in the iniquities of their fathers.
There is so much more that I have already written about in our books which you can order through our store after the Sabbath. All of this and much more is what you are not learning when you do not understand the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles.
The BREXIT Mess
What is going on in Britain with the BREXIT mess and what is going on in the EU Elections. Major events taking place.
The EU Won’t Shed a Tear Over May’s Demise Amid the Brexit Mess
By Ian Wishart
May 16, 2019, 6:13 PM EDT Updated on May 17, 2019, 12:00 AM EDT
EU officials had given up trying to help May cling to power
Unease in Brussels at prospect of Boris Johnson taking over
A year and a half ago, one of the European Union’s priorities in the Brexit negotiations was to help Theresa May stay in power.
At a summit in Brussels in October 2017, rather than picking over the finer points of the nascent deal itself, the 27 remaining European leaders spent the best part of an hour discussing the prime minister’s job.
Many were worried that she’d be pushed out and replaced by a hardline Brexiteer — such as then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson — who would make sealing an agreement more difficult. For months afterwards leaders made a point of sounding conciliatory, and the EU helped by advertising small progress in the talks with great fanfare.
Now, exhausted and frustrated by how the Brexit process has unraveled in the U.K., EU officials say in private they care much less about May’s demise. Conservative lawmakers forced her on Thursday to agree to set a timeline to step down.
Still, the prospect they have long dreaded — that of Johnson as prime minister — now looks like a realistic possibility. EU officials say they are horrified at the idea that they could soon be negotiating with Johnson, blamed by many in Brussels for causing Brexit in the first place.
He fueled euro skepticism in Britain in the 1990s with his sensationalist newspaper articles about Brussels bureaucracy, and his last-minute decision to back Leave in the 2016 referendum helped swing the result. EU leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron have openly accused the Leave campaign of lying.
Many working on Brexit in the EU think Johnson would attempt to reopen the U.K.-EU deal and demand concessions. They said that would be messy and bad tempered, extend the Brexit uncertainty even further, and lead to a worsening of relations.
European policymakers look at the deadlock in the British Parliament — split between politicians who think May’s deal isn’t a clean enough divorce and those who think the public should be given an opportunity to scrap Brexit altogether — with bafflement and despair. Yet they think they are helpless to influence the situation.
The European Commission, which led the negotiations, says it is on a “Brexit break” and refuses to even answer questions about it.
EU officials expect May will fail to get the deal approved by Parliament next month and that a new prime minister will request another extension in October, when the current postponement expires. While it’s too early to say whether leaders will allow that, EU officials predict it’s more likely than not — despite many governments’ reluctance.
May’s fellow leaders gradually lost faith in her throughout 2018 as the Brexit negotiations dragged on beyond the initial deadline. Relations deteriorated after November, when the deal with the EU was finally struck, as she failed to get parliamentary support for it.
Commenting on the British political horror show has become a pastime for many EU officials, even if they’ve given up trying to understand it.
Speaking at a debate in Brussels on Wednesday, European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans compared the U.K. to a fantasy TV series in which violent warlords try to seize power.
“The U.K. looks like ‘Game of Thrones’ on steroids,” he said.
The European Election Mess
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage reacts after the European Parliament election results for the UK South East Region are announced at the Civic Centre Southampton, Southern England, on early May 27, 2019.
TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
The far right win in Italy and France. Germany, the UK and Austria are in political chaos. What’s next for Europe?
BY RICHARD PALMER • MAY 28
Over the weekend, voters from 28 nations turned out to choose their representatives for the European Parliament.
Here in the United Kingdom, the results have been historic. Historically bad for the mainstream parties; historically good for the smaller parties.
Britain’s Conservative Party, which has been in government longer than any other over the last century and currently leads the country, received … 9 percent of the vote. It is in fifth place.
It’s a stunning and shocking defeat. Daniel Hannan, one of the party’s four surviving M.E.P.s, said it was the party’s worst performance in history.
“I never thought I would live to see the Conservative and Unionist Party, dominator of British politics for centuries, falling to a vote share of 9 percent in a national election,” wrote itv’s Robert Peston.
A lot of the support for the Conservative Party went to the Brexit Party—a party that, founded only six weeks ago, won the elections with 32 percent of the vote.
But just as surprising was the vote for Labour.
You would have thought that with the Conservative Party vote at historic lows, its main rival, the Labour Party, would have won by a landslide.
Instead, it too suffered catastrophic defeat.
Labour won 14 percent of the vote, coming in third. Left-leaning voters abandoned Labour. The Liberal Democrats, who have consistently resisted Brexit, won second place with 18.5 percent of the vote. They increased their number of M.E.P.s from just one to 16. The Green Party also had one of its best results, coming in just behind Labour with 11.1 percent.
British voters looked at the two parties they had been choosing between for the best part of a century, and they declared: A plague on both your houses. Combined, the Conservatives and Labour won less than a quarter of the vote.
This is just the latest major sign of a political system in crisis. And the cause is not hard to find. Britain voted to leave the European Union three years ago, yet a pro-EU House of Commons continues to block it from actually happening. On Friday, the conflict over EU membership claimed its second prime minister: Theresa May announced that she will step down after failing several times to secure a Brexit deal.
But the same crisis is clearly visible across the EU. Country after country show the same trend: The so-called “green wave” swept environmentalist left-wing parties to all-time highs—at the expense of center-left rivals. At the same time, fringe right-wing parties also did well, at the expense of center-right.
I must point out to you something that you may not be aware of.
Yehovah has prevented the earth and the sea from being harmed until we are all sealed.
Rev 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Do not hurt the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
But notice what the Beast Power says;
Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded. And I saw a star fall from the heaven to the earth, and it was given the key of the abyss. And it opened the bottomless pit. And there arose a smoke out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace. And the sun and air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. And out of the smoke came forth locusts onto the earth. And authority was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have authority. And they were commanded not to hurt the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months. And their torment was like a scorpion’s torment when he stings a man.
And just now you have witnessed a green wave being elevated to all-time highs across Europe. Let’s return to the article.
It’s not just the United Kingdom in political crisis. It’s all of Europe.
For decades the European Parliament has been dominated by two political groupings: the European People’s Party (epp), a center-right party, and the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), a center-left party. Combined, these two have always controlled a majority of the seats and dominated the Parliament. But no more.
In France, Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally (formerly the National Front) beat the more mainstream party of President Emmanuel Macron. In Italy, the far right won by a landslide. Matteo Salvini’s Lega (League) party won 34.3 percent of the vote, a massive boost. Their coalition partner, the upstart left-wing Five Star Movement, won 17.1 percent. That’s a bit of a disappointment, but still a stunning result for an unconventional party founded just a few years ago by a comedian. Meanwhile, what used to be the traditional mainstream right-wing party, Forza Italia, won only 9 percent.
Eastern Europe is full of governments that are right-wing, if not far-right, and most of these did well. In Hungary, Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz won 52.3 percent of the vote—one of the only parties in Europe to win a majority. In Poland, the right-wing Law and Justice party won 43 percent of the vote.
But some of the most surprising vote results came from Germany and Austria.
The election plunged Germany’s ruling coalition into crisis, with speculation mounting that Chancellor Angela Merkel will be pushed out at any time. The coalition held a crisis meeting yesterday to decide what to do.
The far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) received only 11 percent of the vote nationwide. (We are living in strange times when that gets an “only.”) Although it fared poorly in the west, it was outstanding in the east. In the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, it was the most popular party. In Thuringia, it was only 2 percent behind the winner, Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (cdu).
Meanwhile, the far-left Greens also did well, with over 20 percent of the vote across the country.
This left Ms. Merkel’s cdu with 29 percent and her coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party (spd), in third place with 16 percent. That’s the worst result for both parties in any European Parliament election ever. As a result, the European Council of Foreign Relations wrote, “Panic is spreading among the spd membership.”
These two parties rule Germany in a coalition—one that Spiegel Online declared is now “in danger.”
“This instability can lead to a breakup at any time,” it wrote. “The cdu and spd are deeply insecure parties. If, for example, spd leader [Andrea] Nahles were to fall, the question of the continued existence of the coalition would immediately arise.”
Yesterday, Austria added the final piece of drama to the weekend. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s party did very well in the European Parliament election. But Austria’s Parliament booted him out with a no-confidence vote.
Kurz had been in coalition with the Freedom Party of Austria, a far-right party. A few weeks ago, a video emerged showing Freedom Party leaders willing to sell lucrative government contracts in return for donations to their party.
In the wake of the video, Kurz canceled his coalition, sacked the Freedom Party’s ministers, and called for fresh elections. He planned to stay on as a caretaker prime minister until the election.
But his left-wing opponents decided to humiliate him. Since Kurz no longer had a majority in the Parliament without the Freedom Party, Kurz’s rivals in the Social Democratic Party pushed through a vote of no confidence and forced him out of office.
Kurz still leads Austria’s most popular party and will stand for election in September, so he could be back in a couple of months.
But as Reinhard Heinisch, a political scientist at the University of Salzburg, told Deutsche Welle, “[P]repare for uncertain times—the postwar era of stability is over.”
All across Europe, the fringe and extreme parties are rising. Kurz was one of the first mainstream leaders to work with these parties, and it has led to a politics so polarized that opponents are going well beyond the normal ways of arguing with each other and using actions like motions of censure to try any means possible to pull their opponents down.
Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry described these “uncertain times” in his cover article for the January issue of the Trumpet. He described this drop-off in support for mainstream parties, noting that: “There is a strong demand for a new leader in Germany. People can’t agree on what his policies should be—but they want someone different from Merkel, and someone with vision.”
These elections confirmed this trend in Germany, and show it applies to the entire EU. If you are status quo—you are out. Europeans want somebody new, somebody who approaches politics in a different way. Some are turning to environmentalist parties. Some are turning to the fringe right. But they are definitely turning away from the mainstream parties that have been ruling for decades.
A revolution in European politics is one of the key trends the Trumpet has been watching. Daniel 11:21 describes how it will happen. It tells us to watch for the arrival of “a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.”
The Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary says that “the nation shall not, by a public act, confer the kingdom on him, but he shall obtain it by artifice, ‘flattering.’”
“In other words,” wrote Mr. Flurry, “a deceived public, or a group of European leaders, likely invites this man into power.” He continued:
Current conditions in Europe, including the refugee crisis and the turmoil in German politics, provide probably one of the greatest opportunities ever for a new leader to come into power “by flatteries.” Chancellor Merkel is on her way out and is now a lame duck. Expect political and social crises in Germany and Europe, and public resentment and anger, to grow even deeper.
Then watch for a strongman to take advantage and make his way to power through flatteries!
Europe’s elections over the last weekend show that these conditions only continue to worsen.
BREXIT mayhem and turmoil in the EU with Germans no longer certain of what is to come… We continue to tell you that some major event is about to take place in 2020. We do not believe it is going to be the USA that attacks Iran, but a European army will. The covenant made with many will be one week or 49 years since it was created at UNEP June 6, 1972. June 2020 is right after Shavuot May 30, next year. There will be a dark moon on June 5, 2020, and a solar eclipse June 20.
Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease,
The midst of this 120th Jubilee cycle, the midst of the week is Shavuot 2020.
BREXIT & The USA have the same Problem and Now So Does Israel
Israel Is Falling Into Lethal Political Dysfunction
Like America and Britain, the Jewish nation is in an unprecedented state of political chaos. Earlier today, we learned that Israel will conduct a national election on September 17—its second in less than six months. The election is necessary because, for the first time in Israel’s history, a prime minister designate failed to form a coalition government.
This announcement caught many by surprise. In the April 9 election, Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party won 35 seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament. Following this victory, Netanyahu had six weeks to form a coalition with other political parties. (No single party has ever won a majority of parliamentary seats; Israel’s government has always been some form of coalition government.) Coalition negotiations are always tricky, but almost no one thought Netanyahu would fail to form one—until this week.
Enter Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman leads Yisrael Beiteinu, a hard-right political party that won five seats on April 9. Lieberman, a former foreign minister and defense minister, has a long and tempestuous history with the prime minister. Once a member of Netanyahu’s government and a firm supporter, Lieberman has in recent years turned into one of his harshest critics and a perpetual thorn in his side. Lieberman’s refusal to join Netanyahu’s coalition yesterday left the prime minister with only 60 seats, one short of the required 61-seat majority.
“Lieberman hates Netanyahu,” explained Caroline Glick today. While there is obviously a great deal of personal history between these two, the other key factor was a law that allows ultra-Orthodox Jews to avoid military conscription.
In Israel, ultra-Orthodox Jews are allowed to postpone mandatory military service so long as they are studying in a Yeshiva (a school that focuses on Jewish religious texts). The law dates back to an agreement between the Haredi Jews and David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, at Israel’s establishment in 1948. That year, the Torato Umanuto legal arrangement allowed 400 Jews to abstain from military service. Today, more than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews abstain from military service.
This issue has become a major point of contention, both politically and among the public. Many ultra-Orthodox also receive financial support from the government (meaning Israeli taxpayers), and they don’t have to work. This has angered many traditional (Orthodox Jews) and secular Jews, many of whom work and pay taxes, and all of whom are required to join the military at 18. Many believe the ultra-Orthodox Jews abuse the law to avoid the dangerous job of defending the nation.
Avigdor Lieberman sides with the traditional and secular Jews. He wants the law overhauled to require more ultra-Orthodox Jews to enter military service.
Lieberman’s position on this issue poses a problem for Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox political parties, which obviously support this law, are pivotal allies. Shas and the United Torah Judaism, two of Israel’s largest religious parties, have 16 seats in the Knesset. Without these seats, Netanyahu has no chance of securing a ruling coalition government. On the other hand, Lieberman says he can’t support Netanyahu until he’s prepared to change the law.
Over the past six weeks, Netanyahu made every effort to court Lieberman, even offering him top jobs in government, including the Defense Ministry. Netanyahu and the ultra-Orthodox parties even indicated their willingness to compromise on legislation for requiring more ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military. But it wasn’t enough to bring Lieberman to the table. This has led some, such as Glick, to believe that Lieberman’s true motive here was “to bring down Netanyahu.”
Whatever his motive, the result is that Israel is in a state of political uncertainty and chaos. It’s important to note too that Israeli politics—especially the politics surrounding Netanyahu—are already in a state of disruption. This development moves the Israeli political chaos level from Category 3 to Category 4, or worse.
Avigdor Lieberman is far from the only Israeli who despises his prime minister. Netanyahu remains popular, particularly among regular Israelis, but he is deeply resented and hated by Israel’s left and especially the nation’s left-wing media.
The more you look into this, the more parallels you see with United States President Donald Trump and his relationship with America’s radical left. Like Mr. Trump, Israel’s prime minister faces a deeply and openly hostile media that is more interested in giving opinions and pursuing agendas than it is in exploring and reporting facts. When it comes to Netanyahu, many in Israel’s media seem to be almost overwhelmed by hatred. Take this opinion piece from Haaretz, one of Israel’s leading newspapers: “Benjamin Netanyahu’s darkest, deepest fear is coming true. We, an entire country, can suddenly see him for what he really is: A loser.” And that is one of the tamest sentences in the article.
Netanyahu and his family have faced a torrent of accusations and criticisms, particularly prior to the April election. The prime minister has been accused of pandering to the far right, of conspiring to thwart political opponents, and of numerous acts of corruption. Earlier this year, Israel’s attorney general said that he plans to charge Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and bribery.
Of course, there might be merit to some of these claims, in which case the media has a responsibility to report the facts. (Just this week Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister’s wife, reportedly agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors over allegations she misused state funds.) Netanyahu is an imperfect man and an imperfect leader. He has no doubt made mistakes. But as it is with Donald Trump, when the mainstream media and leftist politicians talk about Benjamin Netanyahu, there is so much emotion, so much opinion and ideology, so many unsubstantiated accusations and inferences—and so little fact, evidence and reason—that it is hard to know what is truth and what is fiction.
The result? Israel has an increasingly dysfunctional government that is at war with itself. And like Brexit and like the radical left’s war on President Trump, this dysfunction is steadily destroying the average Israeli’s trust in government, the media and Israel’s entire democratic system.
Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, said this about the need for another election: “This is devastating to the average Israeli, who is really tired of such selfish politics. There is no way to explain this situation to the average Israelis, who are saying their politicians aren’t working for their interests.”
You could make the same statement about the people of Britain and America! Who isn’t tired of selfish politicians and political parties putting their own agenda, ideologies and ambitions before the democratic will of the people, before tradition, and before the rule of law?
Isn’t it also remarkable that the people of Israel, America and Britain are all simultaneously experiencing a growing hopelessness about the state of their governments and political systems?
More than any other Western nations, these three countries (as well as Commonwealth nations like Australia and Canada) have been beacons of democratic governance and political stability and constancy. Politics in these nations have always been imperfect, with plenty of clashing, abuse, corruption and scandal. But there has always been an underlying faith in the system overall. All three nations have a political system based on the rule of law and with effective judicial and legislative institutions. All three political systems have built-in checks and balances, which limit the quantity and potency of conflicts, injustices and scandals. All three nations have a journalistic tradition that, for the most part, values facts, truth and law over ideology and opinion.
But all these critical elements are currently being undermined, refashioned or completely destroyed. Today, a palpable and lethal dysfunction pervades the politics and political systems of all three nations. In all three, there is a growing feeling, especially in the general public, that the system is broken beyond repair.
In America, the radical left is actively, openly seeking to destroy a president constitutionally elected by 63 million people. Mr. Trump currently has the upper hand and is restraining the radical left, but the forces of lawlessness are strong and growing stronger. Meanwhile, Britain’s politics are in uncharted waters. Brexit hasn’t just broken two prime ministers, it is destroying the nation’s two largest, longest-established political parties.
What is going on here? Is there a common cause for this collapse into lethal dysfunction?
That is a big question, and one that requires deep study and meditation to answer well. But it is an important question. In Hosea 5:5, the prophet says, “And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.” This prophecy is referring to Britain, America and the Jewish state in the end time, the time immediately prior to the return of the Messiah.
This prophecy says that these three nations will actually collapse at the same time!
The Bible also explains that the reasons for the fall of these three nations is the same. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has explained these reasons many times in many different books, articles and Key of David television programs. In Great Again, he wrote: “God is against three nations in particular—America, Britain and the Jewish nation—because of their history with God, the birthright and scepter blessings today, and their unparalleled rebellion. NOT ONLY IS GOD NOT HELPING US, HE IS AGAINST US!”
Really, it isn’t hard to understand what is happening in these three countries—to understand why all three are falling into the same lethal dysfunction—if only we were more willing to honestly consider what God reveals in the Bible.