News Letter 5858-050
The 6th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 27th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 26th day of the 12th month, 5858 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
The 3rd year Tithe
February 18, 2023
Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,
We are now just 7 months away from the expected Abomination being set up September 22, 2023. Get the book The Abomination That Makes Desolate.
Please look for the new moon on Tuesday 21-Feb-2023 after sunset. The moon will be below Venus and easy to see, so start to look early. Also notice Venus and Jupiter in the west in the coming weeks as they get close together until their conjunction in two weeks.
We are still watching and waiting on reports about the Barley. It could go either way this year. I urge you all to prepare like Passover is in 2 weeks time. If the barley is not ready, then we will keep it next month. But prepare as if the barley is ready.
Please be aware that there are some people out there asking members of Sightedmoon to donate directly to them. They claim to be widows and in need. They also claim to be members of sightedmoon.com. Let me assure you that if they are members of sightedmoon.com then they would have gone through me. But instead of doing that they have gone around me directly to you. Do not be deceived. There is a reason why I do not support everyone claiming to be a widow. Just because their spouse has left them, does not make them a widow. Do not be deceived.
If you want to help a widow then do so with the ones YOU KNOW. If you do not know then please go through sightedmoon.com.
THIRD YEAR TITHE
Third Year Tithe
Thank you to each and everyone who has supported the Widows this 6th year of the Sabbatical Cycle. Whether you did it through Sightedmoon or on your own, thank you. You have just one month left to complete the commandment. Yes it is a commandment. If you want the blessings then you must obey.
Receiving the widow’s tithe has been absolutely life changing for me!
I want to give a huge, HUGE bouquet to each and every one of you who has contributed, but also not to forget those who wanted to contribute but were unable. I’ve also been in that position of wanting to contribute towards something but was unable to do it.
So I feel that those people shouldn’t be forgotten!
We are all the same in the Kingdom of Yehovah and HE knows our hearts! We pray for them as well, that they will be in a better financial position to be able to contribute.
Also, a big thank you to Joseph for being a reluctantly but willing conduit for blessing the widows and orphans.
May Yehovah bless you with love, joy and shalom.
Let me share with you what one widow recently wrote to me about the recent flooding in Kentucky. Notice how your generosity towards this Widow was used to help those in that flood.
Thank you Bro Joe for all your efforts to be a blessing which I for one truly appreciate. And pray Father will bless you 1000fold in return. The devastation an hour from me is so hard to fathom. I found out today that a couple of sisters I had gone to church with and had moved back home to Hazard lost everything but what one could put in 2 Walmart bags. I wanted to help in some way but did not know what I could do until I saw their post, So was able to give them 100$. The sister I gave it too had come back to London to stay with a friend and replied you don’t have this to give – but I told her, Yes, I do. I have been blessed and I will bless you. An answer to prayer for me as I wanted to help somehow. My son just came and told me that he had heard that there have been some suicides by those who have lost everything. So sad for everyone, especially to the family who had 4 children torn away from them. As bad as this is, I know worse is coming.
Brethren I do want to encourage you not to let up in your support. We all want to receive the blessings, which only come when you comply with the law. This 6th year is the prelude to the 7th year of rest. The Sabbatical year also has things that you are to do to be in compliance with the Kingdom laws. 2024 is the start of the 10 Days of Awe and you do not want to be found out of His Grace at that time.
2022 is the 6th year of the 4th Sabbatical cycle. And anyone who has been reading our website for any length of time will know how to prove beyond all doubt when the Sabbatical and Jubilee years are. Once you have done that, then you will know when the 3rd and the 6th year of the Sabbatical Cycles are. We are told to raise a tithe every third year for the widow, the orphan and the Levite in your gates.
Here is a very severe warning from Yehovah to each of us.
Exo 22:21 You shall neither vex a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. If you afflict them in any way, and they cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry. And My wrath shall become hot, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall be widows, and your sons fatherless.
We have now sent out (as of December 15, 2022) our 8th round of gift offerings that you have sent in for the widows and orphans. We have also supported a couple of other ministries that aid us in doing this work. This will fulfill the Levite part of the commandment. It was our desire to get the funds to them as we are told to do in Deuteronomy.
Deu 14:28 At the end of three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase the same year, and shall lay it up inside your gates.
Deu 14:29 And the Levite, because he has no part nor inheritance with you, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are inside your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied, so that Jehovah your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
We will soon be making another gift to them. If you do not know of anyone in the faith who is a widow or orphan then you can send it to us. Make sure you write me to let me know that those funds are for the widows and I will see to it they get it. But if you do not write me then I will not know where to apply your donation.
May each one of you who has given to this cause, be blessed as Boaz was blessed by Yehovah for his generosity. May each one of you be known for your support of the laws that will make the Kingdom of Yehovah strong and righteous. And may Yehovah bless you so that what you give is never missed and you never lack for your generosity towards Yehovah’s heart.
THE SABBATH 101
The Sabbath 101
I have been asked a number of times for the basics of keeping Torah. I have told those asking where to look but still more come and they are overwhelmed by the amount of articles, videos and books to go through. I never set out for it to be like that. But we have been posting a weekly newsletter since 2005. That is about 938 newsletters which have been viewed 9,701,688 times. We have written 8 books selling 5,439 copies as of this week. We have created about 552 videos, which have had 2,778,234 views as of today.
Just looking at these numbers tells me we are doing something right. And at the same time we continue to dive deeper into the things we are teaching. But for the new person it can be over whelming.
I had the great opportunity to visit Batman, Bat-woman and Alfred, and I even stayed in the Bat-cave. Batman has compiled a number of teachings that are geared for the new person and those just starting out in this walk. He also put together three of the books we now offer at Sightedmoon. I want to make all of these available for you to take advantage of, but you can’t tell Batman.
Here is the video section.
Scripture Lessons for the Kingdom is exactly that, short lessons for those new to Torah. We have taken many of the lessons from the website and condensed them down into one to two-page lessons. While these do not cover everything, they will cover the basics and give you a good starting place for your journey into the Word of YHVH. We hope you enjoy this book and look forward to hearing back from you and your stories about this journey.
We also have a third book about the covenant titled I Do. It is an e-book only format.
The servants of the groom are announcing the wedding, but will the bride prepare herself properly to say “I do”? I do is a short book that both teaches and challenges one who has accepted the betrothal to the Lamb to do that which will prepare them for that great day when the groom arrives.
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The Elijah Trilogy
The Abomination that Makes Desolate must surely qualify as one of the most misinterpreted subjects in the entire Bible. In truth, it is a mystery, as evidenced by the fact that even the prophet Daniel himself did not fully comprehend its meaning. (Daniel 12:8-9)
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The 10 Days of Awe, was written in draft. It needs to be organized and the writing finalized. Once this is done then it will need to be edited. I see this coming out in 2023. Do keep us in your prayers. I have a lot on my plate and I do need to get this out ASAP. 2023 and 2024 are right in front of us and this book deals with those things that come at that time.
The Restoration of All Things
The Restoration of All Things. Here is the link you can post on your page and help us to begin to promote this book everywhere we can.
The Key To End-Time Prophecy is the Jubilee Cycles
The Key To All End-Time Prophecy is the Jubilee Cycles. With the understanding of when every Sabbatical and Jubilee year was throughout history, you can then begin to see patterns develop of when Yehovah brought about major historical events. When you know when the Flood took place in that Jubilee Cycle, you can compare it to our current 120th Jubilee Cycle. Then when you do the same for the time of Lot, and read the scripture in Luke, you can get an idea of when the Kingdom of Yehovah will be set up.
The Coming of the Kingdom
Luk 17:20 And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation. 21 Nor shall they say, Lo here! or, behold, there! For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst. 22 And He said to the disciples, The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you shall not see it. 23 And they shall say to you, Lo, here! or, behold, there! Do not go away, nor follow. 24 For as the lightning which lights up, flashing from the one part under heaven, and shines to the other part under heaven, so also shall the Son of Man be in His day. 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it also shall be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 So also as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so it shall be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 In that day he who shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise, he who is in the field, let him not return to the things behind. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two in one bed, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two shall be grinding together, one will be taken, and the other left. 36 Two shall be in the field, one will be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said to Him, Where, Lord? And He said to them, Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
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There are many people in need of fellowship and who are sitting at home on the Sabbath with no one to talk to or debate with. I want to encourage all of you to join us on Shabbat, and to invite others to come and join us as well. If the time is not convenient then you can listen to the teaching and the midrash after on our YouTube channel.
What are we doing and why do we teach this way?
We are going to discuss both sides of an issue and then let you choose. It is the work of the Ruach (Spirit) to direct and to teach you.
The medieval commentator Rashi wrote that the Hebrew word for wrestle (avek) implies that Jacob was “tied”, for the same word is used to describe knotted fringes in a Jewish prayer shawl, the tzitzityot. Rashi says, “thus is the manner of two people who struggle to overthrow each other, that one embraces the other and knots him with his arms”.
Our intellectual wrestling has been replaced by a different kind of struggle. We are Wrestling with Yehovah as we grapple with His Word. It is an intimate act, symbolizing a relationship in which Yehovah and I and you are bound together. My wrestling is a struggle to discover what Yehovah expects of us, and we are “tied” to the One who assists us in that struggle.
Today, many say Israel means “Champion of God”, or better — the “Wrestler of God”.
Our Torah sessions each Shabbat teaches you and encourages you to constantly challenge, question, argue against, as well as view alternative views and explanations of the Word. In other words, we are to “wrestle with the Word” to get to the truth. Jews worldwide believe that you need to wrestle with the Word and constantly challenge Dogma, Theology, and views or else you will never get to the Truth.
We are not like most churches where “The preacher talks and everyone listens.” We encourage everyone to participate, to question and to contribute what they know on the subject being discussed. We want you to be a champion wrestler of the Word of Yehovah. We want you to wear the title of Israel, knowing that you not only know but are capable of explaining why you know the Torah to be true with logic and facts.
We have a few rules though. Let others talk and listen. There is no discussion about UFO’s Nephilim, Vaccines or conspiracy-type subjects. We have people from around the world with different world views. Not everyone cares who is the President of any particular country. Treat each other with respect as Fellow wrestlers of the word. Some of our subjects are hard to understand and require you to be mature and if you do not know, then listen to gain knowledge and understanding and hopefully wisdom. The very things you are commanded to ask Yehovah for and He gives to those who ask.
Jas 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.
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 it’s as though you were sitting around the kitchen back in Newfoundland having a cup of coffee and all of us enjoying each other’s company. I hope you will grace us with your company someday.
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We read through the entire Torah along with the Prophets and the New Testament, once over the course of 3 1/2 years. Or according to the Sabbatical Cycle which means we read it all twice over a 7 year period. This allows us to cover more in-depth rather than being rushed to cover as much as is covered on an annual basis. We allow all to comment and take part in the discussions.
Septennial Torah Portion
If you go to Torah Portion at our archived section, you can then go to the 6th year which is the 6th 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 the proper date, and see that this Shabbat we could very well be midrashing about:
If you missed last week’s exciting discoveries as we studied that section you can go and watch past Shabbats on our media section.
Ammunition Running Out!
Ukraine has been urging for the US to immediately transfer Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMs), which have a range of up to 190 miles, capable of being fired from the HIMARS rocket systems, which the Ukrainians already possess.
But now the US is informing the Ukrainians that it doesn’t have enough of these long range missiles even if it were willing to provide them. Citing four US officials, Politico writes that “Transferring ATACMS to the battlefield in eastern Europe would dwindle America’s stockpiles and harm the U.S. military’s readiness for a future fight, the people said.”
An alternative that Ukrainian is considering seeking is to ask Washington to approve purchase of ATACMs from US allies which currently possess them, which includes Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey, South Korea, Qatar and Bahrain.
Another main reason the US has cited in the past for not wanting to introduce ATACMs is the desire to avoid severe escalation with Russia in providing longer-range rockets.
But it looks like low Pentagon stockpiles is fast becoming the number one reason for holding back, with one US official referencing “a desire to maintain a certain level of munitions in U.S. stockpiles.”
“With any package, we always consider our readiness and our own stocks while providing Ukraine what it needs on the battlefield,” a senior DoD official said. “There are other ways of providing Ukraine with the capabilities it needs to strike the targets.”
In prior months, as reports of a potential ATACMS transfer emerged, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that if longer range munitions are supplied, the US would become “a party to the conflict”.
She stressed at the time that Russia “reserves the right to defend its territory” – given especially that longer range rockets could potentially be used to strike deep inside Russia, something that appears to have already happened on a handful of occasions with drones.
Meanwhile, a small handful of Congressional Republicans have been increasingly highlighting the issue of the US needing to prioritize its own defense readiness first, instead of handing essential advanced arms over to foreign countries while risking needless escalation with a nuclear-armed superpower.
‘The current rate of Ukraine’s ammunition expenditure is many times higher than our current rate of production,” Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary general, said this week. “This puts our defence industries under strain.” In two sentences he confirmed a major hitch in the West’s efforts to support Kyiv, one that experts have been highlighting since the first months of the war: we are running out of supplies.
In fact, Ukraine is not using excessive amounts of artillery shells compared with historical conflicts. These shortages are instead a stark demonstration of the hollowing-out of Natosince the end of the Cold War. Now, lifting munitions production cannot be done with an on-off switch – it will require several issues to be resolved concurrently.
The manufacture of artillery ammunition centres around five primary processes: the forging of shell cases; the production of explosive energetics; charge manufacture; fuse manufacture; and filling.
The first process – forging the cases – is simple and can be expanded through the repurposing of civilian forging capacity. But making the payload to go in them is far less easy. Firstly, there is the need to secure the relevant raw materials, which are in high demand on the international market and therefore expensive. Secondly, as the product is a high explosive, the factory must meet certain regulatory criteria. Thirdly, the product must have very high-quality control and conform to specified requirements.
The propellant charges, for example, must release energy at a rate that conforms to the tolerances of the system through which it will be fired and match the power upon which the range tables for the system are based. If the UK were producing 155mm rounds for its own artillery, this would be one problem, but Ukrainian forces use 17 artillery types of both Nato and Soviet legacy design, not all of which we have the technical specifications for.
Moreover, filling and cooling shells is a precise process. The high explosive must be heated, poured into the shell casing and then cooled at a specified rate so that it does not contain deformities, cavities or cracks. The facility for doing this must be protected from climatic variations. This, again, brings significant regulatory constraints.
Then we have the less-than-favourable economics of the enterprise. Shells are used in vast quantities during wartime and must be cheap. This means the manufacturer makes a small margin of return on each shell. Therefore, in peacetime, the incentive to produce is vastly reduced, since the state requires a small number of shells. Yes, stockpiling is an option, but shells have a shelf life of around 20 years so it can also be wasteful.
Some might say the answer is to have excess capacity. But this requires companies to keep factory facilities idle for decades, which comes with considerable overheads. Western producers cannot justify absorbing such a cost while facing cuts and being driven to compete for international contracts. Thus, munitions factories have been shrunk or closed.
Russia also requires vast amounts of ammunition. However, Putin has put his entire economy on a war footing. It is not subject to the same commercial constraints as Nato’s defence industry, and Russian producers are not constrained by concerns over industrial safety. Nato must strive to ramp up production before Moscow resolves the inefficiencies, corruption and inertia of its manufacturing base.
Dr Jack Watling is senior research fellow for land warfare at the Royal United Services Institute.
The Miracles of Birmingham
The Miracles of Birmingham
Randy Cates and I arrived at Heathrow Airport in London, England, within an hour of each other. My plane was delayed an hour before I left.
Paul Barry had invited us to stay with him for the week we will be here and asked us to allow him to be our guide around England. We accepted his generous offer.
Before we came to England, we had originally planned to begin on February 5, speaking on Scone Scotland, where the stone of Scone is located. The same stone upon which every King of England sits when they are crowned King or Queen as Queen Elizabeth was 70 years ago. Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years and 214 days reign was the longest of any British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history.
Unfortunately, the host cancelled and was no longer going to help organize the events. But Yehovah blessed us and move one young lady by the name of Vicci Allen, to step up and continue to prepare for our coming and arrange the venue and drum up interest for others. Before talking to Vicci, I was prepared to stay at home and not go to England. So when we spoke via skype, I had the least amount of people in my mind I wanted to see at the venue before I cancelled but I did not tell Vicci. She told me she had 25 and could get 40 to come, so we decided to go even though she had never done this before and was not sure how to do it. As it turned out she did an awesome job.
Vicci went to the venue two times and made sure everything was correct. The Ball Room was booked. Check. The sleeping accommodations were arranged and the price was set for all those coming from out of town. Check. Although Vicci did this, that is not the miracle. The miracle is what happened later as I will explain shortly.
The weather. Take note that in almost all of our pictures, the skies are clear and blue. Pauls says the normal English weather for this time of year is foggy and rainy.
Upon our arrival on February 6, Paul took us straight away to the Queen’s Palace, now the King’s Palace of Windsor Castle. We had only an hour before landed at Heathrow Airport.
In the picture below, we are standing near the entrance in the bottom left corner of Windsor Castle.
After a very brief time at Windsor Castle Paul then took us to Stone Henge, which is estimated to be built in 2300 B.C. At the entrance to Stone Henge was a display of the ancient Wattle Homes of that time and an example for us to keep in mind as it is the type of building both Yehshua built to worship in when he lived here in England, from about 9 A.D. until about 27 A.D., and the same wattle building, which Joseph of Arimathea restored after he returned to England in 37 A.D.
The midwinter sunset and the Midsummer sunrise were aligned with the two long avenues that lead to and from the monument. It was quite impressive, and we were shown the many other sites around Stone Henge showing ancient mounds and leaving our imagination to dream how the people of that time lived and what this megalithic monument meant to them. It was a great start to the day but we were not yet done. The Sun was shining and would continue to shine each and every day we were here in England, until the day we left, whereupon it was extremely foggy. Paul told us, it was foggy like this most of the time and how Yehovah had blessed us this entire week so that we could see all the countryside on all our trips and for the most part do so in warmth.
After Stone Henge Paul took us to Silbury Hill. It is the largest prehistoric mound in all of Europe, standing at 30 meters and had a circular ditch around it of 100 meters in diameter. They believe it was constructed about 2300 BC.
Before the sunset on this first day in England Paul then took us to Avebury to see the not so well known neolithic standing stones that form a large circle in which the town has been built. Randy and I walked around them, trying to understand why they were done.
It is sad to know that most of these stone sites across England are inundated with mystics and witches claiming the lei lines pass through them which all form superpowers that you can feel when walking through them. Other druidic types, hippies, witches, and the just plain weird gather in the center of the circles chanting their magical rituals at various hours and seasons during the year. All my power comes from Yehovah and no one else. He is the one who gives me knowledge and understanding and wisdom. Yehovah alone gives me my breath and purpose in life. No witch or mystic free spirit can do that.
While in Avebury we had to visit the local pub with the well inside where we enjoyed the stories of Paul in what would become a most memorable week.
Tuesday February 7, Paul was going to his sisters wake who had passed away the week before. Even so, Paul insisted on us staying with him and doing this tour. So on this day, Randy and I would sleep in to get over any jet lag we may have and then later wander into the town of Trowbridge, where we went to the local museum to learn about the weaving industry which developed here.
Wednesday February 8 Paul drove us to Glastonbury, Somerset, where we visited Tor Hill and then Chalice Well, and a short walk over to the Abbey where Yehshua built His Wattle House of worship whilst He stayed in this area. At the Abbey we found the Thorn tree which grew from the rod of Joseph when he arrived here in 37 A.D. Many clippings of this tree have now been planted as there have been many over the years who have tried to destroy it, including Oliver Cromwell.
Late in the day and we headed for Weary Hill which was in 37 A.D. the port as Glastonbury was an island in those days. It is at Weary Hill that Joseph planted his rod which then began to bloom. A tree used to stand here which was destroyed a few years ago. But Randy and I went to the spot and saw where he landed and what he would have seen from this place in his day. We then decided to go and look for the Oak trees that the Apostle Paul had planted when he came here sometime before 64 A.D. He had planted a number which then formed a street which is now grown over. There are only two trees left and they have been called Gog and Magog trees. We walked and walked across fields and roadways and down long hills, but we could not find them. It was disappointing but we had already discovered so many other amazing discoveries that we could hardly be disappointed at all. Here a video someone else posted about these two trees.
We ate supper in the George & Pilgrims Hotel which is the very same place where King Henry sat in the third floor and watched the demolition of the Glastonbury Abbey by his authority. It was great to have a good meal with two good friends in a hotel with so much history.
by Ben Johnson
The Reformation in Tudor England was a time of unprecedented change. One of the major outcomes of the Reformation was the destruction of the monasteries which began in 1536.
The Reformation came about when Henry VIII wished to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, who had failed to give him a male heir. When the Pope refused to grant the divorce, Henry set up the Church of England. The Act of Supremacy in 1534 confirmed the break from Rome, declaring Henry to be the Supreme Head of the Church of England.
The monasteries were a reminder of the power of the Catholic Church. It was also true that the monasteries were the wealthiest institutions in the country, and Henry’s lifestyle, along with his wars, had led to a lack of money. Monasteries owned over a quarter of all the cultivated land in England. By destroying the monastic system Henry could acquire all its wealth and property whilst removing its Papist influence.
The idea was not new. Thomas Cromwell had already helped Cardinal Wolsey dissolve monasteries in the past. First of all, a dossier was presented to Parliament outlining the corrupt morals of the clergy. Henry’s chief minister Cromwell then introduced the ‘Valor Ecclesiasticus’ to find out just how much property was owned by the Church. He sent out royal commissioners to all the monasteries in England, Wales and Ireland.
This led to the Act of Suppression in 1536 whereby small monasteries with an income of less than £200 a year were closed and their buildings, land and money taken by the Crown. The Second Suppression Act of 1539 allowed the dissolution of the larger monasteries and religious houses.
Monastic land and buildings were confiscated and sold off to families who sympathised with Henry’s break from Rome. By 1540 monasteries were being dismantled at a rate of fifty a month.
After the disposal of their monastic lands and buildings, the majority of monks, friars and nuns were given money or pensions. However, there were some abbots and religious house leaders who refused to comply. They were executed and their monasteries destroyed. Thousands of monastic servants suddenly found themselves without employment.
The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, one of the largest English Benedictine Monasteries, suppressed in 1539.
Many people, particularly in the North of England, were against the Dissolution. Here the old Catholic faith remained especially strong. In October 1536 a large rebel army of over 30,000 people marched to York and demanded that the monasteries should be reopened. This march became known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. The rebels were promised a pardon and a Parliament in York to discuss their demands, and they disbanded. However they had been tricked; Henry gave orders that the leaders of the rebellion should be arrested and around 200 people were executed.
So what were the immediate effects of the Dissolution of the Monasteries? Firstly, vast amounts of monastic land, gold and silver plate were transferred to the Crown. It is said that the King’s own treasury profited by about one and a half million pounds. However a great deal of the wealth Henry acquired through the Dissolution was spent on his wars with France and Scotland. The gentry and rich merchants who bought the land also prospered.
One of the saddest legacies of the Dissolution was the loss and destruction of monastic libraries and their precious illuminated manuscripts.
The nursery rhyme ‘Little Jack Horner’ is believed to be connected with the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The story goes that Thomas Horner was steward to Richard Whiting, the last abbot of Glastonbury. Prior to the abbey’s destruction, the abbot is said to have sent Horner to London with a huge Christmas pie which had the deeds to a dozen manors hidden within it. Apparently during the journey Horner opened the pie and stole the deeds of the manor of Mells in Somerset. The manor properties included lead mines, and it is suggested that the plum in the rhyme is a pun on the Latin plumbum, for lead. Records confirm that a Thomas Horner did indeed become the owner of the manor, however this does not confirm the legend.
“Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said ‘What a good boy am I!”
You see the original Abbey, which Yehshua built was a Wattle building. Joseph then repaired it. Later, lead walls were erected around it and over it, again to protect it. Then a Church was built over this. Which then burnt down.
A new Larger church was then built over the original place and then another was built and then a third one. So that you now had three Abbeys in a row. King Henry came and had the middle one destroyed because of the Mary worship which had now developed.
I had seen enough things to last me a lifetime already and Paul said we had more to look at tonight. We then drove to Wells, Somerset where Paul showed us an amazing Cathedral and an Abbey that had its own moat and fortress. It was stunning to see it by night with the lights on it.
Then, in Wells, Paul showed us a place where William Penn preached to 3000 from the window of this hotel in 1685 A.D. He would later go on to found the State of Pennsylvania and who was deeply involved in the religion of the Quakers.
On our way home, we saw our dark red moon. A sign of famine coming, according to Jewish mythology.
Thursday, February 9, we drove to Cardiff Wales to see and local University town where there is another story of Joseph of Arimathea being buried here along with King Arthur in the same Abbey. Joseph did set up universities which taught and then sent out teachers across Europe to teach the Good News of the Torah and Yehshua’s resurrection. The abbey is called the Blackfriars Friary or in Gaelic Brodordyr Brodyr Duon. We also discovered our own ancestry at Cardiff Castle which is right beside the Abbey.
We then drove to St Ilid & St Curig which Paul says is Joseph’s Synagogue which is based on the name of Iliad which means Galilee and the fact that it was an ancient mound.
Miracle #4 The Venue Changed & the Brethren
Friday, February 10 we drove to Birmingham, where upon arriving we met Vicci for the first time who was upset that the arrangements she had made were now all messed up. I gave her a big hug and told her not to worry, as Yehovah was blessing this week and this event and He was about to do something great for us.
The hotel had double-booked a wedding in the room we were to speak in. They were trying to convince us that we could speak there Friday evening, take down our banner (which, at this time, I only had two hours to get set up before sunset), then take it down, and they would split the bar area for us to have one side and the wedding the other on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we could move back into the ballroom.
I told the owner no. I was setting up the Banner one time and that we had booked the room and they needed to fix this now, because I had to get set up NOW! She arranged for us to use another hotel 15 minutes down the road. After checking it out, we said yes.
As it turned out we had a quieter place to teach. Hardly any noise from the pub. The other hotel put a sign up of the change of venues and people once they got there had to drive up the road to find us. I never had to take down and set up the banner multiple times and it worked out great.
We got our banner up and then changed, and got ready to begin to speak that night. Actually, Stephen Spykerman was going to speak this evening. We had to shut him down before he could finish as it was getting late and we were all getting tired.
When we returned to the Hotel for our sleep that night the bar was pounding out the music and we could hear it in our rooms. The thump thump thump. Everyone was laughing about it the next day when we woke up. The water was not working in the morning. The computer system that ran it shut down. So we scrambled to find a way to turn it on. We did and then showered and ate and enjoyed the company of the brethren. What an amazing group of people who had come from Ireland, Wales and all parts of England. We had close to 40 at one time. And all of the things that looked like disasters turned out to be hysterical bonding moments with the brethren as we worked them out. How awesome!!
I spoke Saturday morning about the Jubilee Cycles. Saturday afternoon about the Curses and Part of the 10 Days of Awe. Saturday night about the 10 Days of Awe and answered many questions. Stephen had asked to do a short teaching on the Crown on Sunday and I woke up and my voice was gone. So I spoke about the 10 Days of Awe, the Choreph of the land giving birth. Stephen then spoke and we took the banner down. We had just packed everything away when another group showed up about 1 PM. Apparently, the original flyers said we would be speaking on Sunday, which was supposed to be Sean doing a baptism. So while many began to leave for their four hour drive back home, I sat down and taught this group again all those things we had shared this weekend in a condensed form. We spoke until about 5pm when the Hotel asked us to leave. My voice was done too.
Miracle #5 We found everything We were Looking for.
Paul, Randy and I had planned to drive this night all the way to Cornwall to begin looking for the Keltic Crosses and anything else we could find about Joseph and his tin mines and Yehshua. Ben Png asked if he could join us and sounded like he really wanted to join us. So, we said yes. We did not know where to park his car because we were flying by the seat of our pants. Whatever happened, happened.
We ended up driving to The Hannafore Point Hotel in Looe Cornwall. They had no double beds and only single bedrooms going for 88 pounds each. The lady at the desk was so helpful and fun to joke with. She talked to the manager and got the room reduced to 60 pounds each which we took. And she even then called a local Kabaab place for us to order some food which we could bring back here to eat. I had no idea where I was until we woke up in the morning. WHAT A VIEW.
We ate breakfast overlooking the Looe harbour and Looe Island. We set off early looking for the Church of Lammana which is an ancient church the Druids considered holy in relationship to Yehshua and Glastonbury. We found it after a very short walk and felt ecstatic that we had one discovery under our belt so early in the morning.
We then set out looking for the ancient keltic crosses with the young boy Yehshua on them in a tunic or kilt. We were a bit lost and suddenly we found one nowhere near where we expected to. And it was next door to the 19 virgins stones circle in a field that we would have just driven by had it not been for this Keltci Cross along the road. Soon we had an Irishman giving us a private tour of all the stones and what they meant. People are so friendly here.
Then we began to find a number of Keltic Cross in and around St. Buryan. Buryan could also be spelt Berian. In many of the crosses, you can clearly see the young boy in a tunic. This is supposed to represent Yehshua and something that He did in this area. But the stories are long lost. Behind this monument were the ruins of some old building.
Having now found many of these Keltic Crosses Paul then took us to look at St Michaels Island. This is the island that Joseph shipped the tin to France where it was then moved to the Roman armies to make their swords. At St Michaels they would carry the tin over to the island only at low tide when they could walk across. At high tide the road was covered with water preventing anyone from going over. The larger ships could dock at St. Michaels but not close enough to the shore to load.
There is so much more I would like to share, but as it is, this week I am already late with this Newsletter. I will leave the rest for you to search and discover for yourselves.
After a full day here in Cornwall, we headed back to Paul’s for the night and then to the airport the next morning where we got to see the heavy fog that had not troubled us this entire trip. Truly a blessing from Yehovah to be able to see so many things and discover them so quickly on our search. A great deal of thanks and gratitude is extended to Paul Barry for all his help and graciousness in hosting us.
War Is Coming
China Lasers Hawaii, Prepares for War
- This [spy balloon’s eight-day flight] path certainly suggests China is gathering intelligence for either a first or second strike on America’s nukes.
- Combined with the green lasers collecting atmospheric data useful for a strike by a hypersonic glide vehicle on Hawaii, American defense planners should be alarmed.
- The real story is that the Pentagon was caught off-guard by the recent intrusions. Only after the Chinese spy balloon penetrated U.S. airspace did the Pentagon go back over previously collected radar data and realize that there had been intrusions in previous years.
- Deterrence is being eroded as China’s Communist Party is fast mobilizing all society for war.
- The laser shower is another warning that war is on the way.
On January 28, the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera, which livestreams images from the Subaru Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, caught images of a shower of green laser beams lasting just seconds.
The beams were not, as originally thought, from a NASA satellite. They could have come from only one source: China’s Daqi-1/AEMS satellite.
Why was China lasering a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii?
“It’s a Chinese satellite that is measuring pollutants, among other things,” said Roy Gal of the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy to The Hill.
“I’m not sure, and this is my opinion, why the Chinese—who are probably some of the most prolific polluters on the planet—would be collecting data on pollutants on this side of the Pacific,” Ray L’Heureux, a former chief of staff of Marine Forces Pacific told the same publication.
Richard Fisher of the Virginia-based International Assessment and Strategy Center can think of a few reasons why Chinese scientists want to know about the atmosphere over Hawaii.
“China’s Daqi-1 satellite, a perfect example of the dual-use nature of China’s space program, utilizes a green laser for environmental or greenhouse gas research, but that data, which provides information about atmospheric density and heavy weather, could also be used to target China’s new hypersonic glide vehicle,” he told Gatestone. “HGVs, as these weapons platforms are called, require precise weather measurements to deliver warheads precisely on target.”
There are other military uses for environmental data. “The satellite over Hawaii was likely tracking U.S. submarine movements from their point of origin into the Indo-Pacific, where China’s increasingly sophisticated anti-submarine capabilities could be honed to threaten those U.S. subs in-theater,” Brandon Weichert, author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower, told this site. “Advanced lasers from orbit can comb the depths of the ocean to locate and track U.S. submarines that are trying to run ‘silent and deep.’ “
Fisher notes that green lasers can be used to measure seabeds. “It is likely that China,” he says, “has been seeking to develop compact but more powerful green lasers that can conduct underwater surveillance, perhaps anti-submarine and anti-mine missions, from space.”
January 28, perhaps coincidentally, is the day that China’s now-infamous spy balloon entered Alaskan airspace, in the Aleutians. In its eight-day flight across the U.S. and Canada, the craft got a good look at two legs of America’s “Nuclear Triad,” its nuclear deterrent force.
The balloon, carrying what appeared to be surveillance equipment, crossed into the lower 48 states on January 31. Before a U.S. Air Force F-22 shot it down on February 4 off Myrtle Beach, the maneuverable balloon surveilled, among other facilities, Malmstrom, F. E. Warren, and Minot Air Force Bases, which house all of America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The balloon also passed close to Whiteman Air Force Base, home to the nuclear-capable B-2 bomber fleet, the second leg of the Triad.
Most ominously, the craft flew close by Offutt Air Force Base, the headquarters of Strategic Command, which controls all U.S. nuclear weapons.
This path certainly suggests China is gathering intelligence for either a first or second strike on America’s nukes.
Combined with the green lasers collecting atmospheric data useful for a strike by a hypersonic glide vehicle on Hawaii, American defense planners should be alarmed.
After the spy balloon intrusion, three other “objects” crossed into North American airspace. The origins of these intruders, now also taken down, remain a mystery.
“China is displaying new technology in unconventional ways,” Weichert stated. “This is the start of a much more invasive program of monitoring the U.S. military in order to glean updated capabilities and intentions.”
The real story is that the Pentagon was caught off-guard by the recent intrusions. Only after the Chinese spy balloon penetrated U.S. airspace did the Pentagon go back over previously collected radar data and realize that there had been intrusions in previous years.
“The Americans, meanwhile, are completely left behind,” Weichert stated. “Our lack of decisive, coordinated response to these threats—or our willingness to readily cover the events up—further diminished deterrence, as China now believes it can get away with such behavior.”
Deterrence is being eroded as China’s Communist Party is fast mobilizing all society for war. This preparation means, among other things, that it is dangerous to assume that China’s January 28 laser shower was for civilian purposes only.
“No, it’s not a risk to Hawaii or anyplace else, too,” said the University of Hawaii’s Roy Gal.
Yes, nobody on the ground was burned by the green Chinese beams of light on January 28, but the laser shower is another warning that war is on the way.
Gordon G. Chang is the author of The Coming Collapse of China, a Gatestone Institute distinguished senior fellow, and a member of its Advisory Board.
Famine Is Coming
At Sightedmoon.com, we have been warning you that Famine was coming in this 5th Sabbatical Cycle since 2005. That 5th Sabbatical Cycle begins in 2024. What is happening now is the preparations being made by Yehovah for this curse to now come full on. Are you stocking up on food not just for the Shmita year but for many years? Are you even trying to get ready?
Lev 26:26 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.
Lev 26:27 And if you will not for all of this listen to Me, but will walk contrary to Me,
Lev 26:28 then I will walk contrary to you also in fury. And I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Lev 26:29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you shall eat.
Lev 26:30 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.
Lev 26:31 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.
The worst case scenario that many of the experts feared is starting to play out right in front of our eyes. Throughout 2022, I repeatedly warned my regular readers that there were all sorts of indications that the emerging global food crisis would go to entirely new level in 2023, and that is precisely what is happening. In response to tightening supplies of food, prices are surging all over the planet and the number of desperately hungry people is exploding. Unfortunately, this crisis is not going to be just temporary. As I will explain at the end of this article, the global nightmare that we are facing is inevitably going to intensify in the years ahead.
Most of us in the western world simply do not understand how badly conditions have already deteriorated in much of the world.
For example, Reuters is admitting that the hunger crisis in Africa has now become “bigger and more complex than the continent has ever seen”…
Across Africa, from east to west, people are experiencing a food crisis that is bigger and more complex than the continent has ever seen, say diplomats and humanitarian workers.
Please let that sink in for a moment.
There have been many famines in Africa in the past, but things have never been as bad as they are right now.
Meanwhile, in the Middle East a severe shortage of wheat is forcing many Pakistanis to wait in line for hours “to receive a single bag”…
Pakistan is currently suffering from skyrocketing prices and a shortage of wheat flour, with people waiting in line for hours to receive a single bag.
Would you wait in line for hours for one bag of flour?
If you were desperately hungry you would.
In South America, seemingly endless civil unrest has intensified the very serious shortages that are happening in Peru…
As the anti-government protests in Peru show no sign of ending, the country is currently facing a shortage of basic products including food items and fuel.
And on the other side of the globe, Australians are growing increasingly frustrated about the very painful potato shortage that has gripped that nation…
Potatoes are among Australia’s favourite vegetables. However, we are facing a shortage of processed potatoes, especially of frozen chips. Coles introduced a two-item limit for shoppers seeking frozen potato products. Fish and chip businesses are under pressure and some are outraged McDonald’s is launching a new potato product in the middle of a crisis.
In previous decades, there have been times when there have been localized famines in various parts of the world.
But what we are facing now is global.
According to the New York Times, food shortages are “causing intense pain across Africa, Asia and the Americas”…
“We’re dealing now with a massive food insecurity crisis,” Antony J. Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, said last month at a summit with African leaders in Washington. “It’s the product of a lot of things, as we all know,” he said, “including Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.”
The food shortages and high prices are causing intense pain across Africa, Asia and the Americas. U.S. officials are especially worried about Afghanistan and Yemen, which have been ravaged by war. Egypt, Lebanon and other big food-importing nations are finding it difficult to pay their debts and other expenses because costs have surged. Even in wealthy countries like the United States and Britain, soaring inflation driven in part by the war’s disruptions has left poorer people without enough to eat.
Have I convinced you yet?
This is serious.
Here in the United States, food prices continue to escalate to frightening levels. For example, the price of orange juice just skyrocketed to a brand new record high because it is being projected that Florida citrus production will hit the lowest level since 1945…
OJ futures have hit a new high, surging 10 cents or 4.56% to $2.292/lb, surpassing the 2016 record of $2.2585, due to limited supply.
The USDA predicts Florida’s citrus production will reach 44.5 million boxes this year, which could result in the state’s smallest orange harvest since 1945. This is due to “greening disease” and hurricane damage in Florida’s citrus groves.
In 1945, there were 139 million people living in the United States.
Today, the population of the country has risen to 329 million.
So there are far less oranges per person now.
The size of the national cattle herd is also shrinking…
The latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture cattle-inventory report on Tuesday showed 89.3 million cattle as of Jan. 1, down 3% from a year ago. The decline wasn’t unexpected and was in line with a Bloomberg survey.
This means that beef prices are going to continue to go higher and higher.
You could try to switch to chicken or turkey, but thanks to the bird flu pandemic they certainly aren’t inexpensive either.
At this point, the bird flu has already killed more than 58 million chickens and turkeys in the United States.
If that wasn’t bad enough, now a lot of chicken farmers around the country are reporting that their hens have suddenly stopped laying eggs. This is something that Tucker Carlson recently discussed…
Now healthy hens lay eggs on a regular basis, every 24 to 26 hours. But suddenly, chicken owners all over the country – not all of them, but a lot of them – are reporting they’re not getting any eggs or as many. So what’s causing that? Clearly, something is causing that. Some have concluded their chicken feed may be responsible.
Egg prices have already shot up to a level that most people never dreamed would be possible, and this is creating quite a bit of panic.
More Americans than ever before are suddenly interested in raising their own chickens, and this has sparked quite a buying frenzy at local hatcheries…
Google search interest in “raising chickens” has jumped markedly from a year ago. The shift is part of a broader phenomenon: A small but rapidly growing slice of the American population has become interested in growing and raising food at home, a trend that was nascent before the pandemic and that has been invigorated by the shortages it spurred.
“As there are more and more shortages, it’s driving more people to want to raise their own food,” Ms. Stevenson observed on a January afternoon, as 242 callers to the hatchery sat on hold, presumably waiting to stock up on their own chicks and chick-adjacent accessories.
Unfortunately, everything that I have shared in this article so far is just the tip of the iceberg.
That is because global food supplies are going to continue to get tighter in the years ahead no matter what we do now.
If we suddenly stopped using all fertilizer immediately, we would only be able to feed about half the world.
So the production of fertilizer is absolutely critical.
Unfortunately, almost all of the phosphorus that we use in our fertilizers comes from “non-renewable phosphate rock”, and 85 percent of the remaining supply is located in just five countries…
Without phosphorus food cannot be produced, since all plants and animals need it to grow. Put simply: if there is no phosphorus, there is no life. As such, phosphorus-based fertilisers – it is the “P” in “NPK” fertiliser – have become critical to the global food system.
Most phosphorus comes from non-renewable phosphate rock and it cannot be synthesised artificially. All farmers therefore need access to it, but 85% of the world’s remaining high-grade phosphate rock is concentrated in just five countries (some of which are “geopolitically complex”): Morocco, China, Egypt, Algeria and South Africa.
As supplies of non-renewable phosphate rock continue to get tighter and tighter, global food supplies will continue to get tighter and tighter.
Eventually there will simply not be enough non-renewable phosphate rock to go around, and at point we will be in all sorts of trouble.
The kind of horrifying global famine that I have been relentlessly warning about has become inevitable.
It is just a matter of time.
I would encourage you to learn how to grow your own food now, because we are moving into times that will be extremely “interesting” indeed.
Reprinted with permission from The Economic Collapse.