Sighted Moon News Letter 5843-031
2nd day of the seventh month 5843 after creation
September 15, 2007
Shabbat Shalom Brethren,
I am sending this early, as I leave shortly to Celebrate the Feast of Trumpets on Friday the 14th of September, with brethren and do not expect to be back early. We never are back early when we gather together.
1] The scorched earth.
2] Why Keep two days during the Feast of Trumpet?
3] Messages from Heaven for this time of year.
I want to apologize for the lateness of the News Letter announcing the New Moon and the Beginning of the Seventh month and Feast of Trumpets.
This week I was working out of town. I had left work early to be home in time to do those things I do before sending out the News Letter. I blew out a tire on the trailer with the backhoe on it. This delayed me somewhat as I looked for a tire repair man to fix it.
As I entered Toronto, once again all the highways I take to get home were blocked by serious accidents shutting down the road and causing grid lock. I took the back roads which added to my time.
I arrived home at 7 PM and quickly turned on the computer to find out I could not connect to the Internet. I called my IP provider and we tried many things and still, I was not allowed on line to see if the moon was sighted in Israel. I gave up and went to look for the moon myself. I saw it and I blew the Shofar 7 times. I am getting better but it is still a sad sound, that I make.
When I tried again the computer still did not work. I went to a have shower and when I had prayed I came out to see my son on line. I kicked him off and sent you the News Letter late last night.
So this is my excuse and I am sticking to it. I Hope that yesterdays and todays News letter are edifying to you and help you to understand Yahwehs word in much clearer light. Shabbat Shalom.
1] In the Trumpet magazine they tell us all about the many current weather problems the world is having. But they do not admit that it is due to the Land Rest Years and Jubilee years even though they quote from Leviticus 26. It is a good read at http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php?q=4075.0.97.0
My Friends at http://www.coyhwh.com/ have also commented in their August 15 News Letter about the extreme weather. They too, do not admit that it could be due to the Breaking of the Land Rest and Jubilee years as mentioned in Leviticus 26.
There are many who see the sickness but few who know what the cause is. Read the article Times Up! No More Excuses!
Don’t just learn what the news was yesterday or even today, but understand what the news head lines will be in next few years. Read the article. And get ready.
2] I just found this reference by mistake this morning and wanted to share it with you. It is a Jewish explanation of why the Jews keep two days for Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets. Read it here at http://www.jewishmag.com/108mag/twodays/twodays.htm
3] If you take the time to look into the western sky at sunset tonight you can see if you know what you are looking for the constellation of Virgo.
This is what John and Isaiah are talking about when they say respectably in the book of Revelation and the book of Isaiah, I saw a virgin in heaven about to give birth to the branch. Today in the heavens is this exact moment in time that they are describing to us. Isaiah 7: 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
Revelation 12: 1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
These two event are explained in detail in the article Conjunction or Sighted Which? At I am Yahovah
This is a very informative article and I highly recommend it.
John goes on to then describe a beast rising up out of the sea. Daniel also was an astronomer and he too describes four beast as they come up out of the sea. Daniel 7, and Revelation 13. And so does Isaiah in 27
When we turn from looking at Virgo, who is called Bethulah in Hebrew, in the western sky and look at the eastern sky we can see the beast as it rises up. It is huge. It is the largest of the constellations. And it is an ugly beast. It also has tied to it Israel and Judah as captives. North of this picture is the constellation of Andromeda and she is representative of Israel. She is also captive and is chained up and has been neglected and ravaged and is near death. It is this prophecy about the soon coming captivity of Israel and Judah that I shall discuss after the Feast of Tabernacles. Many Messianic believers miss this one point.
As we continue to watch we see the lamb rise up and stretches out its hoof to sever the chain that the beast has hold of Israel and Judah with. Then if we look north of Andromeda we can see that Israel has been appointed quickly to be Queen as she sits on her throne.
This News Letter was a result of reading this question and Answer on the Brit-Am News Group which you can read at http://britam.org/index.html .
Menasheh and Ephraim. “May they be like fish”.
Subject: note on psalms 83
One interesting point made in Rashi commentary that could possibly bring light to this Psalms is Genesis 48:16. And reads as follows: Menasheh and Ephraim. May they be like fish. Just as the fish are fruitful and multiply and are not affected by the evil eye. the comment on verse 16, could it mean unseen? just a thought.
In the blessing of Jacob to Ephraim and Manasseh it says:
[Genesis 48:16] THE ANGEL WHICH REDEEMED ME FROM ALL EVIL, BLESS THE LADS; AND LET MY NAME BE NAMED ON THEM, AND THE NAME OF MY FATHERS ABRAHAM AND ISAAC; AND LET THEM GROW INTO A MULTITUDE IN THE MIDST OF THE EARTH.
The expression “AND LET THEM GROW INTO A MULTITUDE” in Hebrew is “vaYidgu” from the root DG which is the same source of the word for fish (DaG). The expression could even be interpreted as saying “Let them increase like fishes”.
A Midrashic commentary says that they were blessed to be like fishes. Fishes are under water, in the sea, and traditionally were not subject to the malicious influence of jealousy and malevolent thought (“the evil eye” ) and so too, would the seed of Joseph be immune from such pernicious intention. Our correspondent, “R”, is suggesting that such “Hideness” is also the intention of Psalm 83.
So let me take you and show you these constellation that are now visible at this time of year and show you the prophetic messages contain in them. This is not astrology, but is taken from the bible, as we shall show you.
In the constellation of Aries is a decan, called today Cetus the huge beast or sea monster. It is the natural enemy and devourer of Fishes. This is the Leviathan of Job and Isaiah.
1 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower? 2 Can you put a reed through his nose, Or pierce his jaw with a hook? 3 Will he make many supplications to you? Will he speak softly to you? 4 Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him as a servant forever? 5 Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you leash him for your maidens? 6 Will your companions make a banquet of him? Will they apportion him among the merchants? 7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears? 8 Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle– Never do it again! 9 Indeed, any hope of overcoming him is false; Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him? 10 No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up. Who then is able to stand against Me?
Here Yahweh is showing Job how fearsome is Leviathan and how we are careful not to stir it up. He is saying then if I Yahweh made Leviathan who then can stand against me?
In Psalm 73:13 You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea serpents in the waters. 14 You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces, And gave him as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
This Psalm will make more sense in a few moments when talk about the breaker. But Who are the people in the wilderness. Yes you know, times, time and half time.
Isaiah 26:21 For behold, the Lord comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.
Isaiah 27:1 In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.
This constellation of Cetus is also known as Knem, meaning Subdued. It is pictured as a monstrous head trodden under foot by the swine, the natural enemy of the serpent. The hawk is overhead and is another enemy of the serpent.
The Hebrew name for the brightest star in the jaw is Menkar, and means the bound or chained enemy. The next brightest star is in the tail and is called Diphda or Deneb Kaitos and means overthrown or thrust down..
There is another star in the neck called Mira which means the Rebel. This star disappears 7 times in six years. It is at its brightest for 15 days. This is a variable star or unsteady light.
Attached to the neck of the beast is a band which goes up and is holding the two fishes known as Pisces. The band in Arabic is Al Risha and can mean bridle. The two fishes I have thought were Israel and Judah. I am now wondering if they do not mean Ephraim and Manasseh, as explained above, or both.
It is in the next constellation of Aries that we see the Lamb reaching out and taking hold of the band. The Lamb is the only one who can bind Satan and has at the same time released us from the sway he has had over us. Hosea 11: 4 I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck.
As we look at these constellations it is as if we were reading a comic strip. One picture with a few comments. Then we look at the next picture to see what happens next. The same is happening here.
In the next constellation we see Andromeda. She is a beautiful woman but is now most pitiful with chains on her feet and arms so that she can not rise up. She is in misery and trouble, and is helpless. She has been abused and raped and left for dead. She has just a rag for clothing, which partly covers her.
The Denderah Zodiac calls her Set which means as a queen. In Hebrew she is called Sirra the chained. The brightest star is called in Arabic Al Phiratz meaning the broken down. Another star in Hebrew is Mirach meaning the weak or faintness, another in Arabic is Al Anak meaing the struck down., Mizar the bound or bind, and Al Mara the afflicted. Persea the stretched out and Adhil the afflicted or poor.
Read what Isaiah the astronomer says next in Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean Shall no longer come to you. 2 Shake yourself from the dust, arise; Sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! 3 For thus says the Lord: “You have sold yourselves for nothing, And you shall be redeemed without money.”
Isaiah is talking to woman who has prostituted herself and sold herself for nothing. Who is near death and at the point of giving up, to wake up, for her redeemer is at hand.
The stars of Andromeda were also known in Chaldea centuries before the Greek and Roman legends. There, she was known as the chained maiden and the destruction of Cetus, the sea monster by Perseus was paralleled in their story by Marduk and the dragon Tiamat. The Myth of the hero who slays the vile monster, usually to win the hand of a fair maiden in dire straight, is one of the oldest most common in mythology and fairy tales. It is basically the same story line. You can only conclude, such stories have a common origin; the most ancient being this Celestial portrayal of the Chained Woman.
Psalms19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun
Each night this story of Andromeda is told and we all should understand that before the Messiah returns Israel is going to be near death and imprisoned, having been ravaged and plundered.
In the next frame we see the Redeemer coming and this is the constellation of Perseus, The Breaker, delivering the redeemed. In Hebrew His name is Peretz.
Micah 2:12 “I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. 13 The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the Lord at their head.”
Here we have a mighty man, stepping with one foot on the brightest star of the milky way, wearing a helmet on His head and wings on His feet. In His right hand He holds up a great sword and in His left hand he is carrying away the blood dripping head of the enemy He has slain. This head which is being carried away is called by the Greeks Medusa and means the trodden under foot. The Hebrew also call it Rosh Satan, the head of the adversary. In Arabic Al Oneh or Al Ghoul and means the subdued or the evil spirit.
Medusa in Mythology was a head full of serpents. It too has a star in the head, that is also variable and comes and goes same as the one in Cetus. It seems that the enemy always has a variable star in it. One that comes and goes. Not a steady light.
I will let the reader go to the actual myth and read how this Perseus sounds so much like the Messiah as He kills the Beast that rises out of the sea just it is about to kill the maiden Andromeda. He then marries this maiden and makes her His queen.
This queen is the next constellation and is called Cassiopeia the daughter of Splendor the beautiful. Her name in Arabic is El Seder the freed. And she is very near to the constellation of the king Cepheus which means the Branch.
Isaiah 54: 4 “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. 5 For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.
6 For the Lord has called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God. 7 “For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you. 8 With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer. 9 “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. 10 For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
How awesome, how beautiful are these picture stories that we are to read each night. Israel is bound by the beast Satan and is deceived into selling herself to him. He then rapes and strips her of all dignity and leaves imprisoned and near death. Just as he was about to come and kill her off, our Hero Yahshua comes along and kills the beast cutting off the head. He then marries the maiden and makes her his queen.
Yes brethren this is the most remarkable time of the year as we keep the annual Holy Days and the Feast of Tabernacles. May they greatly enrich you.
Many of the notes above were taken from E.W. Bullingers The Witness of the Stars, as well from E. Raymond Capts the Glory of the Stars and Frances Rollestons Mazzaroth.
Joseph F Dumond
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