News Letter 5850-024
10th day of the 6th month 5850 years after the creation of Adam
The 6th Month in the Fifth year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes, Famines and Pestilence
September 6, 2014
Shabbat Shalom Family,
As I begin this weeks News Letter I am completely and totally exhausted. For years I have been telling you to speak out and to shout this message out to those who are looking but do not know where to go and find the truth. Some of you have done so and others, well not so much.
Last weekend I entered my cabbage in the Orangeville Fall Fair. Once I did that I thought it would be a great opportunity to speak to anyone who would listen about the benefits of fallowing the land, which is to give the land a Sabbatical year of rest. I wrestled with doing this, as I would have to be there on the Sabbath. How would I be able to do this and sell the book on Friday night and Saturday? I could not do this and was about to back out until I decided that I would give them away during the Sabbath, to anyone who showed me they were interested in the books or DVD’s.
I was concerned about doing this. In fact, I was terrified. Would anyone want to talk? Would they argue or talk reasonably? How would this work? I had no idea. I have always spoken with those who knew their bibles to some degree and most were already keeping the Sabbath and even the Holy Days. But this time I was going out cold turkey into an environment where I had no idea who would be interested or how much any one person understood. As the day drew closer I became more and more concerned that I had made a huge mistake.
I set up my booth early Friday morning, having taken time off of work again. The fair opened at 12:00 and we had to be set up by 10 AM, but I had to travel 2 hours to the other side of Toronto to pick up the booth material I had ordered weeks ago, which only came in late the night before. I then had to drive back to Orangeville. I left the house at 4 and was back by 9 and set up by 10. I had lunch and was back in the booth with books and bookmarks and ready to take on the first person to come up to me. Friday was very slow, as most people were still at work. Standing in a booth is hard and tiresome work.
I had the booth that was diagonally across from the 26.8 lb cabbage that I had entered in the fair. The President of the Fairgrounds was in love with me because of all the free press they were getting because of the size of this cabbage. Our local paper ran a great story on it, as did the radio and TV stations and then the Toronto Star.
Here is the Orangeville newspaper article.
And here is the Toronto Star article.
People from other fairgrounds contacted the president to ask about me and ask if I would come to their fair in the weeks to come. This cabbage generated local and national news stories and the president loved it. My entry fees were waived and I was invited to eat at the special luncheon they had prepared. The president kept coming back to talk to me and was so excited about all that was going on.
When people came in the door, almost all of them stopped and looked at the cabbage and could not get over it. Then when they turned, they walked past my booth.
If they looked me in the eye I would engage them in small talk about the cabbage, which would lead into an explanation of the Sabbatical year and letting the land rest to restore the bacteria in the soil. I was given 10 seconds of luring lines to attract them over and then about 2-3 minute sermons as they listened. If they were still there then we would go into an explanation of the Sabbatical years and then the 10 Lost Tribes and how they were from those tribes. I would guess at their nationality and was pretty accurate with them. Old, young, family with kids and teens, I engaged them all. If they had ‘biker’ written all over them or tattoo heaven I engaged them, and those I did not expect to talk did and they had some knowledge, and many would talk.
Those not interested and who looked away, I called out to them and told them to take a bookmark; if they did, depending on which one they took, I would explain it to them in about 1 minute and tell them the web site and where they could watch the video for FREE. They liked that.
No one would buy the book or the DVD that Friday. But they all said they would go to the web site. At least until the Sabbath came…
On Saturday, people came in droves and I was super busy all day from 10 until 4. No bathroom breaks or lunch or anything. Just constant talking and trying to lure people in to look at this info. We are fishermen, after all. On Saturday many of the people wanted to buy the book and DVD’s. As they reached for their wallet, I explained to them this was my Sabbath and I could not sell or trade on this day. They stared at me in stunned silence and would then put the book back. I told them they must take the book or the DVD and that today it would be free to them. They could not get over it. And they were so happy. No one had done this for them before.
There were two ladies who wanted to take all I had after talking with me for about an hour on two different occasions. They were in tears when I told them I could not take their money. That would have been over $200 in sales for each person. I asked the one woman to stop crying, as she was making a scene. I did not want everyone to know the books were free. She was going to tell her Pentecostal pastor the next day at church what I was doing and all I that I had said. Others were going to tell the Baptists and the Presbyterians and on it went. Some were Catholic and were so impressed that they would not leave, because of all they were learning as I explained things to them.
I naturally had some come by trying to sell me on the group they were promoting. I listened politely and then would turn them back to the Sabbatical year.
At 7:30 on Saturday night the crowds were still coming, when this mother and her twenty year old daughter came by and I was able to lure them over to the table. Once they picked the ten tribe bookmark I began to explain it to them. The mother was not too interested, then the daughter picked up the 2016 book and wanted to buy it. I thought she was not listening. I told her that in thirty minutes, after the sun set, she could pay me $20 for the book but now because it was the Sabbath it was still free. I got to see two of the biggest smiles from both of them that it struck me and I have not forgotten them.
After the sun set the crowds almost stopped, too. I thought things would continue and I could now begin to sell the books and DVD’s, but it became very slow until closing at 9 PM. I was exhausted and so tired and still had to cook supper when I got home. So I had a french fry from the Greek wagon in the park. He would come in the next day and I remembered him and talked to him about the cabbage, which he found amazing. I then shared with him about the tribes as they passed through Greece. He was very interested.
On Sunday I was there again at 9:30 ready to go and at about 11:00, the crush of people came. They had a Sunday service in the Fairgrounds and all of those people then came into the hall where I was set up. Some were leery of me, but many would talk. Another guy in the booth down the hall came up first thing and bought a book and had read many pages before he left that day. I thought this was my sign of what was about to begin.
Many people stopped and talked. A few bought the books and DVD’s; teenagers, too. Then this one guy who thought he was up on his bible knowledge came along and he was trying to probe me. So I just began to explain some of the Christian misunderstandings to him and his mouth was getting bigger and bigger and he said he ‘had never thought of that’ many times during the conversation. While we were talking I would urge those passing by to take a bookmark. One lady began to talk to me and said that she was Muslim. That was my clue to just drop it and let her go. Well, doesn’t this guy try to save her by telling her about Jesus? I wanted to get them both away from my booth but could not, nor could I get in to change the subject. It seemed to take forever before they both left. Soon after that, one lady came up and seemed to be very interested until she realized I was teaching 2016 and not 2014. She was Jewish. And she just walked away.
So at the end of Sunday I am totally wiped out and could not sleep for two days. I have learned what works and what does not work. I have learned how to take my subject and make it into an elevator conversation. I have 15 seconds to sell you the idea or not. I have two minutes to convince you, if you stop to listen. If you stay after that then I know I had you at hello.
I also had one mother and daughter who were at the table looking and listening while I was talking to someone else. They left before I could talk to them. About an hour later they brought back their grandfather who knew all about Jeremiah and the red hand of Ulster and the stone and who the Irish were. He was so proud to see me telling people these things. I was so honoured to meet someone who already understood. We kept telling the granddaughter to learn these things from him while he was still here. It was a special moment. They left with the Ten Tribe DVD. This is still the number one hit video on youtube for that subject.
But the lure or the hook for most people is the heraldry of their names. Young and old. So I now need to change my booth to show this image of the 12 tribes around the camp at Mount Sinai, with each tribe and the emblem for each tribe and the national emblem of each of the matching nations today, so they all can see it as they walk by. And I need another pop-up banner with how the name changed from Israel down to the Celtic people. Once I have that I would add Celtic music and then hit all the fairs that are Gaelic and the like. I know people would love to learn this. I have proven it myself this weekend. But this is such hard work. We need more teachers, we need more people speaking up. They are waiting for someone to show them. Will it be you? Will you help me do this, as it does cost money for the booth and the space at each fair? It costs money for the changes I now need to make. I really do need your help now. It cost money to give the books and DVD’s away on Sabbath. Please do consider helping us to support this effort of reaching out and planting seeds in those who need to know.
Have you considered the verse in Numbers 15?
Num 15:18 Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land where I bring you, 19 then it shall be that when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a heave offering to Jehovah. 20 You shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough, a heave offering, as the heave offering of the threshing-floor, so you shall lift it up. 21 Of the first of your dough you shall give to Jehovah a heave offering in your generations. 22 And if you have erred and have not done all these commandments which Jehovah has spoken to Moses, 23 all that Jehovah has commanded you by the hand of Moses from the day that Jehovah commanded, and onward in your generations, 24 then it shall be if it is committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, all the congregation shall offer up one young bull for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor to Jehovah, with its food offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. 25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it is ignorance. And they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire to Jehovah, and their sin offering before Jehovah, for their ignorance. 26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the sons of Israel and the stranger that lives among them, since all the people were in ignorance. 27 And if one soul sins through ignorance, then he shall bring a female goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul, when he sins through error before Jehovah, to make an atonement for him. And it shall be forgiven him. 29 And you shall have one law for him who acts through ignorance; for him that is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien that resides among them. 30 But the soul who acts with a high hand, whether of the native or of the alien, the same blasphemes Jehovah. And that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has despised the Word of Jehovah and has broken His commandment, that soul shall be utterly cut off. His iniquity shall be upon him.
This verse describes the commandment to give a portion of one’s dough to the Priests (“Kohanim”) in the Temple. The dough was given to the Kohanim since they were not given a portion of land of their own through which to sustain themselves. The job of the Kohanim was to educate the people and work in the Temple, thereby providing the people with religious sustenance. They were, in turn, provided with physical sustenance from the Nation. Such is one’s existence in the Land of Israel – the physical and spiritual are continuously intertwined. I want you all to consider this verse as you study those things here at sightedmoon.com. I am asking for your help to share this message with more and more people each and every day, in every possible way I can.
We are told to go out two by two to spread the gospel. We are commanded to do so. We are told to warn them of the coming sword. I have now done my part for my hometown and continue to do so everywhere else. Have I found 10? I hope so. But I need your help to reach others in other towns.
On Monday as I sat in the back yard, I prayed to Yehovah asking Him to confirm that this is what he wants me to do in the future, to show me this is a good thing to do. Even as I prayed the phone rang. It was the CBC radio, Canada’s National Radio. They wanted to interview me on National Radio about the cabbage. I cannot believe how big this story is getting. Here is the link to the show. Listen to the intro and then you can go to the 16 minute part to listen to the rest of the conversation. My mentioning of the book was edited out.
It is amazing what Yehovah has done with such a thing as just this little cabbage I began to grow this spring. Wow. As I go to post this, another article has come out in the Orangeville Paper about the cabbage. Click here to read it.
The Pope and ISIS are now joined together in destiny
It was a few weeks ago that I got very excited about the headline news. It was just as I was posting the Balaam article. I almost pulled that article to run with this one, but I felt I had to let this one grow more. I am so disappointed that no one else seems to have picked up on the importance of it.
I became excited when I read this in the news on Monday August 18, 2014.
Asked if he approved of the American airstrikes against ISIS, Pope Francis withheld his moral imprimatur on Monday, refusing to fully support or denounce the military campaign.
“I can only say this: It is licit to stop the unjust aggressor,” the pontiff said during a press conference on the plane back to Rome from South Korea. “I underline the verb: stop. I do not say bomb, make war, I say stop by some means.”
Why was I so excited? Because the Pope had now just condoned attacking ISIS and we all know ISIS would not take this lying down. I was excited because I was watching the actual events in real time, as they happened, that bible prophecy had told us of. Yehovah was lining up the powers that would fulfill prophecy and it was happening right in front of us, yet no one seems to be seeing it.
I want you all to read Isaiah 13 and understand what is going on here.
Isa 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw:
Right here off the bat you are told this is concerning Babylon. The Babylonian system was moved from Babylon to Europe and is seated in Rome. Europa is the woman or the whore of Revelation who rides the Beast. The Beast is the government system. The whore is the religious system. Look up the Legend of Europa and see for yourself. You need to know who is being spoken of in every prophecy, do not just assume.
2 Lift up a banner on a bare mountain, exalt the voice to them, shake the hand, so that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3 I have commanded My holy ones, I have also called My mighty ones for anger, those who rejoice in My highness. 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together; Jehovah of Hosts gathers an army for the battle.
Far too many people think and assume God is God of Love, but right here and many places you have just read that He is gathering an army to make war.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of the heavens, Jehovah and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy all the land. 6 Howl! For the day of Jehovah is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 7 Therefore all hands shall be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt; 8 and they shall be afraid. Pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them. They shall be in pain like a woman who travails. They shall be amazed at one another, their faces like flames.
Look up the words their face flames. It is battles flaming or similar language. Or as I am about to show you:
9 Behold, the day of Jehovah comes, cruel and with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land waste; and He shall destroy its sinners out of it. 10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations shall not give light; the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not reflect its light. 12 I will make a man more precious than gold; even a man than the fine gold of Ophir. 13 So I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall move out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of Hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger.
What can shake both the heavens and move the earth out of it’s orbit? One massive nuclear attack can do exactly this sort of thing.
14 And it shall be as a driven gazelle, and as a sheep that no man takes up; each man shall look to his own people, and each one flee into his own land.
Something is about to happen which will cause everyone to defend their own race. Race wars and genocide.
15 Everyone who is found shall be thrust through; and everyone who is joined to them shall fall by the sword. 16 And their children shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be robbed, and their wives raped. 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not value silver; and they shall not delight in gold.
Who are the Medes? Are they not the Medo-Persian who today are known as Iran? Read it for yourself in this article on the Medes and know. Do not believe me. We have shown you who exactly the Hunters are and what they do.
18 And bows shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not pity sons.
Now take a look at ISIS and see if there is any pity on the sons or the women. I have already seen many videos of the harshness with which this group exacts justice on those they conquer. They are ruthless.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the majestic beauty of the Chaldees, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 20 It shall never be inhabited forever, nor shall it be lived in from generation to generation; nor shall the Arabian pitch his tent there; nor shall the shepherds make their flocks lie down there. 21 But the wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of howling creatures; and ostriches shall dwell there, and he-goats shall dance there. 22 And hyenas shall cry along with his widows, and jackals in palaces of delight. Yea, her time is coming near, and her days shall not be prolonged.
The reason it will be vacated and no one will live there is because of the nuclear radiation that will be left behind after the attack.
So, what has this to do with the Pope’s declaration that it is okay to stop ISIS by whatever means possible? He has indirectly declared war on ISIS.
Go to Daniel 8 and read it in your own bible. I will insert my comments as we go along.
Dan 8:3 Then I lifted up my eyes, and looked. And behold, a ram with two horns stood before the canal having two horns, and the two horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
We know this ram to be Persia as well as the Arab Spring event of which ISIS is an upsurge. We had written of it in The Prophecies of Abraham back in 2009 when we wrote of it in our News letters. You will find it on page 100 of The Prophecies of Abraham. This upsurge was to begin in 2012 -2013. It actually began in 2010 after The Prophecies of Abraham was published.
[The Arab Spring (Arabic: ?????? ???????, ar-rab?? al-?arab?) is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010 and spread throughout the countries of the Arab League and surroundings. While the wave of initial revolutions and protests had expired by mid-2012, some refer to the ongoing large-scale conflicts in Middle East and North Africa as a continuation of the Arab Spring, while others refer to the second wave of revolutions and civil wars post 2012 as the Arab Winter.
By December 2013, rulers had been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt (twice), Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted inBahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Israel and Sudan; and minor protests had occurred in Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Western Sahara, and Palestine.
Weapons and Tuareg fighters returning from the Libyan Civil War stoked a simmering conflict in Mali which has been described as “fallout” from the Arab Spring in North Africa. The sectarian clashes in Lebanon were described as a spillover of violence from the Syrian uprising and hence the regional Arab Spring.}]
4 I saw the ram pushing westward and northward and southward; so that no beasts could stand before him, nor any that could deliver out of his hand. But he did according to his will, and became great.
At first it was The Muslim Brotherhood. Now it seems to be ISIS. It could very well be another name or group next but with each new upsurge they grow stronger and more powerful and fearful.
5 And as I was watching, behold, a he-goat came from the west, over the face of the all earth, and did not touch the ground. And the he goat had an outstanding horn between his eyes. 6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran to him in the fury of his power.
Each time we read about a horn, it represents power and government control. It is military strength.
7 And I saw him come close beside the ram, and he was moved with anger against him, and struck the ram and shattered his two horns. And there was no power in the ram to stand before him. But he threw him down to the ground and stamped on him. And none could deliver the ram out of his hand. 8 Then the he-goat became very great. And when he was strong, the great horn was broken. And in its place came up four outstanding ones towards the four winds of the heavens. 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which became very great, toward the south and toward the east and toward the bountiful land. 10 And it became great, even to the host of heaven. And it made fall some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and trampled them.
We are reading the progression of power that leads from one war to where the victor will then be split in four and out of these four will rise up this small power which would then be very great in the end. So many expect Satan to be in every person they can name. Some of you even say President Obama is Satan and you have no idea this is a sin. Others say Prince Charles is Satan to their shame. King David never condemned Saul. King David always remembered Saul was appointed by Yehovah. President Obama is appointed by Yehovah, as is Prince Charles over the nations of Israel, and if you fight it you fight Yehovah. If you continue to do so then you should change your name to Nabal, the husband of Abigail.
What does this mean in Daniel 8? We can find the answer in Daniel 11 speaking of the King of the North.
Dan 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will. And he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper until the fury is fulfilled. For that which is decreed shall be done. 37 He will not regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god. For he shall magnify himself above all.
The God his fathers knew was Yehovah. All nations at one time worshipped the true Elohim, but later became corrupted.
38 But in his place he shall honor the god of forces; and a god whom his fathers did not know, he shall honor with gold and silver, and with precious stones and desirable things. 39 So he shall act in the fortresses of the strongholds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge. He shall multiply in glory, and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for a price.
The god of forces is also known as Cybel the god of fortresses. She is also known as the Queen of Heaven or the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is Catholicism and this coming king shall think he is above this type of worship. So this Nation will turn from Yehovah and begin to worship The Queen of Heaven. But in the course of time will drop this god in favour of another who his father never knew. The new god of religion on the block is Islam, having only started in the 7th century C.E. This religion is making inroads in the King of the North as we speak. Just check the news for Europe and the riots that go on across Europe with Islamic worshippers.
40 And at the end-time, the king of the south shall butt at him. And the king of the north shall come against him like a tempest, with chariots and with horsemen and with many ships.
This is what Daniel 8 was telling you. That ram will “BUTT” at the King of the North and provoke him to attack back in fury. A blitzkreig will sweep across the Middle East because of this “BUTTTING” this Persian Islamic Ram does towards Europe. But what is it that causes this Goat of the North. (Do you see Yehovah’s sense of humour here? Satan is represented as the goat.)
41 And he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass over. He shall also enter into the glorious land, and many shall be stumbled. But these shall escape out of his hand: Edom and Moab, and the chief of the sons of Ammon. 42 And he shall stretch out his hand on the lands. And the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt. And the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. 44 But news out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him. Then he will go out with great fury to destroy, and to devote many to destruction. 45And he shall plant his palace tents between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
Make note of the verses you have just now read. Read it again and do not gloss over it.
Now let us go back to Isaiah and draw these conclusions together with the news that we see each night.
The Pope has urged war on ISIS, as we have already read above. ISIS has already said that Rome was its next target. Isaiah says that the Medes will attack Rome by nuclear attack. ISIS already controls the area that Zechariah says nuclear missiles will be stored in. Lets look at those scriptures.
Zec 5:1 And I again lifted up my eyes and looked. And behold! A flying scroll.
This is a missile. It would look like a flying Torah scroll in the air. Remember this is written about 3000 years ago.
2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I answered, I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.
An Egyptian cubit is from 523 to 529 mm (20.6 to 20.8 in) in length, and are divided into seven palms; each palm is divided into four fingers and the fingers are further subdivided. A Biblical cubit is usually estimated as approximately 450 mm or 18 in.
So 20 X 20.6 inches = 34.33 Feet. 20 X 20.8 = 34.66 Feet. 20 X 18 = 30 Feet. A missile of about 30 feet in length would be about 10 Meters long. Take a look at the dimensions of the Iranian Missiles.
3And he said to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; for from now on everyone who steals shall be cut off according to it; and everyone who swears from now on shall be cut off according to it.
You all need to look at the meaning of this verse. Those who steal actually means those who acquire by deception or stealth. And those who swear are those who break an oath. This once again brings us back to the Feast of Oaths and the promises our Ancestry made at Sinai to uphold the covenant. We have not done this and these missiles are coming upon us.
4 I will bring it forth, says Jehovah of Hosts; and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by My name. And it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall devour it, and its timber and its stones.
We who call upon God or claim to be His followers, using His name will have our nations disintegrated for not obeying Him.
5 Then the angel who talked with me went forth and said to me, Now lift up your eyes and see what this is that goes forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephah that goes forth. And he said, This is their form in all the earth. 7 And behold, a lead cover was lifted up, and a woman was sitting in the middle of the ephah.
An Ephah is a basket. The angel is now again describing the payload of the missile. The Ephah is made of lead. You must contain Uranium inside a lead container.
Now we must show you something quite remarkable.
The word for woman which is in the ephah is H802 ????? ????? ‘ishsha?h na?sh??ym ish-shaw’, naw-sheem’
Pay close attention to the details of this word translated as woman. Notice that the word is spelt the same as H801 ????? ‘ishsha?h ish-shaw’ But the word now means; The same as H800, but used in a liturgical sense; properly a burnt offering; but occasionally of any sacrifice: – (offering, sacrifice), (made) by fire.
This word H800 ????? ‘eshsha?h esh-shaw’ pronounced the same means fire. Feminine of H784; fire: – fire.
There is no woman in that lead basket but there is a fire in it. A uranium nuclear fire inside a lead box.
8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah. And he cast the lead stone over its opening. 9 And I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, two women came out. And the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork. And they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens.
Again this is not speaking of a woman but two fires as two jet propelled engines at the end of the missiles.
10 And I said to the angel who talked with me, Where are they going with the ephah? 11And he said to me, To build a house for it in the land of Shinar; and it shall be established and set there on its own base.
Israel attacked a Nuclear facility in Iraq and then another one in Syria. Read about both of them in this article.
Now read in Genesis exactly where Shinar is located.
Gen 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. 2 And it happened, as they traveled from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar. And they lived there. 3 And they said to one another, Come, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower, and its top in the heavens. And let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered upon the face of the whole earth.
From Noah’s Ark in Eastern Turkey they traveled east along the Euphrates River until it came out of the mountains of modern-day Turkey and entered the plains of Syria and Iraq. Urfa is the Biblical Ur from where Abraham was born and raised.
I am showing you this because this is the area where prophecy says the nuclear missiles will be stored. And this is the same area today that ISIS has taken control over in the past months. This is also the area where the WMD’s were supposed to have been hidden.
Now it is quite possible for ISIS to attack Rome as they said they would. Isaiah says it will be a nuclear attack. All the pieces are coming together right now on the world stage.
But there is still more to show you.
King Abdulla of Saudi Arabia warned that if the west ignores ISIS they will be in Europe in a month and the USA in just two months. Is he crazy? Not according to the following report.
The king’s warning comes as reports of IS activity in Europe multiply. A Lebanese news source, the Naharnet, reports that France has arrested an IS recruiter in France. The man, who is said to be of Chechen origin, was stopped at the Nice airport on Saturday and taken into custody. Naharnet further reports that some 800 French nationals or residents, including several dozen women, have travelled to Syria or returned from the conflict-ridden country, or plan to go there.
In a separate incident, French authorities have arrested and indicted two Muslim girls, ages 15 and 17, for plotting a suicide bombing in the Great Synagogue of Lyon. The girls contacted each other through social media and are among 60 people under investigation in France for association with radical Islamists, especially the Islamic State, where thousands of Europeans have joined the terrorist group. At least nine French synagogues have been attacked since the commencing of Operation “protective Edge’.
Across the channel, police in Britain have asked the public to identify “aspiring terrorists” amid government concern about people who go to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East and might return to carry out attacks on home soil.
Do you remember reading in Daniel the following;
Dan 11:41 And he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass over. He shall also enter into the glorious land, and many shall be stumbled. But these shall escape out of his hand: Edom and Moab, and the chief of the sons of Ammon.
I have always been wondering why the state of Jordan, which is what is being described here in Daniel 11:41, would escape being taken over by this Beast power. Then the headline news this past week answered this question. They will be allies of some sort, fighting a common enemy. Jordan is the last line of defence before ISIS is on the border with Israel. Think about it. Again look at the maps above.
Report: Jordan contacts NATO out of fear of ISIS expansion
Media in Saudi Arabia reported Sunday that Jordan contacted NATO security officials citing growing fear of possible attempts by ISIS to expand into territory held by Israel’s neighbour.
The British ambassador in Amman said that the UK and NATO are ready to help Jordan face any threat from the Islamic extremist organization.
The Vatican is speaking out against a claim that Pope Francis is a target of the Islamic State militant group, otherwise known as ISIS.
In an article published Monday, Italy’s Il Tempo newspaper reported that the pope is a target of ISIS. The paper, citing an unnamed Italian intelligence source, states the pope — who is considered the “bearer of false truths” by the group — is “in the cross hairs of ISIS” and that the extremist group plans to “raise the level of confrontation” by attacking Italy and greater Europe.
However, the Vatican has dismissed the report.
“There is nothing serious to this,” spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi S.J. told Catholic News Agency. “There is no particular concern in the Vatican. This news has no foundation.”
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is behind the group’s offense to overtake large regions of Iraq and Syria in an effort to establish its own Islamic State, issued a threat against Rome earlier this summer, near the start of Ramadan.
“Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims,” he said in an audio recording posted online and reported by the Telegraph. “This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”
Earlier this month, ISIS took control of Iraq’s largest Christian city, CNN reported. At the time, the pontiff expressed concern for Christians in the region.
While he has not endorsed American airstrikes against the group, Pope Francis has said ISIS must be stopped.
“I can only say this: It is licit to stop the unjust aggressor. I underline the verb: stop. I do not say bomb, make war, I say stop by some means,” he said during a press conference last week, according to CNN. Adding: “It is there that this should be discussed. Is there an unjust aggressor? It would seem there is. How do we stop him?”
Now do you see why I was so excited and why I still am.
Let me now explain one more thing to you.
For years I have been thinking about the Sabbatical cycles and the one of Joseph consistently keeps me on my toes.
Joseph’s 7 years of plenty begin in 1607 B.C. and go to 1601 B.C. Then the 7 years of Famine begin from 1600 B.C. until 1594 B.C. One of the verses in Genesis I had not paid attention to until this whole issue arose was in chapter 40.
Gen 40:1 And after these things it happened that the cupbearer of the king of Egypt, and his baker, had offended their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry against two of his eunuchs, against the chief of the cupbearers and against the chief of the bakers. 3 And he put them under guard in the house of the chief of the executioners, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the chief of the executioners charged Joseph with them, and he served them. And they continued for a time under guard. 5 And they dreamed a dream, both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison. 6 And Joseph came in to them in the morning, and looked upon them, and behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s eunuchs who were with him under guard in his lord’s house, saying, Why are your faces sad today? 8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Now tell it to me. 9 And the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me. 10 And in the vine were three branches. And it was as if it budded, and its blossom shot up. And the clusters of it brought forth ripe grapes. 11 And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand. And I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 12 And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it. The three branches are three days. 13 Yet within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head and restore you to your place. And you shall deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, just as you did when you were his cupbearer. 14 But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house. 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. 16 When the chief baker saw the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also saw in my dream, and three baskets of white bread were on my head. 17 And in the top basket were all kinds of baked foods for Pharaoh. And the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it. The three baskets are three days. 19 Yet within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree. And the birds shall eat your flesh from off you. 20 And it happened on the third day, Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants. And he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer, and of the chief baker, among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief cupbearer back into his cupbearer office again. And he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 22 But he hanged the chief baker, even as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
Once again I am guilty of just reading the text and not considering the deeper messages provided here.
First of all, lets identify the Cup holder. We know that Pharaoh represents Satan. So who are these other two characters?
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And she was gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.
The cup bearer is the Roman Catholic Church in this dream being told to Joseph. The baker was harder to figure out. Then we were told the name of the leader of ISIS: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
The name Abu Bakr is pronounced AA-Buw-BAH-K-er. The name Abu Bakr’s origin and use are both in the Arabic language. Abu Bakr is a derivative of the Arabic Bakr. Bakr is a variant form of the English Baker.
Here in the story of Joseph while he was in prison are we being told of prophetic events for our time.
I have shown you in The 2300 Days of Hell the chronology for end time events starting with Satan being locked away at Atonement in 2033. 3 1/2 years before this is when the Tribulation begins at Passover 2030. This is when the two witnesses are killed and they work for 3 1/2 years prior to this time which takes us back to Trumpets 2026. Trumpets 2026 is the end of the 2300 days of hell which begin Shavuot 2020.
Is this story of Joseph telling us that both Catholicism after being struck by Islamic nukes, will be taken and restored to serve Pharaoh and that Abu The Baker will lose his head the same as he has done to thousands of others?
And is this to coincide with the birth of Ishmael in 1803 B.C. which lines up with our 2020. The secret pact of Psalm 83 taking place at the conception of Ishmael in 1804 B.C. Matching our 2019 C.E.
Gen 41:1 And it happened at the end of two years of days, Pharaoh dreamed. And behold, he stood by the river.
Is this verse telling us that these events take place 2 years before the 7 years of plenty begin? In other words, will Rome be nuked in 2018 or thereabout by Islamic forces, causing Europe to attack and take control of the entire Middle East except for Jordan, but also for the sake of peace invading the land of Israel? And will this be the time when the head of ISIS is beheaded and the Pope given a new seat to sit in because Rome is destroyed?
Dan 11:45 And he shall plant his palace tents between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
I am just sharing what I am seeing. I am not prophesying, just showing you what I see. Test all things and hold fast what is good.
Triennial Torah reading
We continue this weekend with our regular Triennial Torah reading
Ex 4 1 Kings 8 Ps 108 Luke 19
Continuing in chapter 4,
Since God knows how the human mind reasons, He prepared for Moses to have authoritative credibility through certain miracles—not for Moses to be ultimately regarded but, rather, that God would be the One looked to, and Moses simply as His truly commissioned servant. You can be certain that God knows exactly how to get someone’s attention. The three miracles that God had Moses perform would be a great witness to the Egyptians—and to the Israelites, who were by now quite influenced by Egyptian religion. The snake was one of the gods of Egypt. Leprosy was an incurable disease that would have any physician of the time believing in a “god” had their been a cure. Last, but not least, the Nile was also worshiped, and defiling its waters with blood would draw the attention of everyone!
But we also can begin to see the meek, self-effacing character of Moses being revealed in this chapter. The deep humility of Moses (Numbers 12:3) was surely primarily the result of his closeness to God, but it is apparent that it was also rooted in his natural personality. Even though by this time Moses, as Stephen later preached, was “mighty in words and deeds,” it seems he lacked self-confidence. It’s not unusual for talented and successful people to lack confidence. In this case, this weakness was turned into a strength, because self-confidence was soon replaced by great confidence in and reliance on God. However, at this point, Moses was focusing on his own perceived lack of ability, and tried to wiggle out of this overwhelming assignment.
Perhaps he was simply so in awe of God that he thought himself incapable of representing Him. Yet in consideration of God’s power and who God was, Moses should not have been so presumptuous to think that God was making a mistake in choosing him—and that God couldn’t utilize him as required. Although God understood Moses’ personality, Moses was trying His patience by not focusing on all of the miracles and backing that God had given to Moses. And, as He was quick to point out, He was the Creator God—the very designer and maker of the human mouth. Yet, God is so merciful and understanding. Though angry with Moses for what appears to have been a lack of faith, God still gave him the assistance of his older brother Aaron. Of course, God had probably already intended some involvement by Aaron, who was to serve as Israel’s high priest. But it appears that before long, Moses was talking directly with Pharaoh, rather than through Aaron (see Exodus 8:9, 26, 29).
When we come to Exodus 4:24, it is shocking to read that God sought to kill Moses! Why? Notice the account in chapter 4 of the confrontation between Moses and his wife. Part of God’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was the acknowledgment of that covenant through the act of circumcision. Whoever was not circumcised among the males of God’s people would be “cut off,” or destroyed, from among them. When we review to whom the covenant promises were made, we can see that they did not extend through the lineage born to Abraham and Keturah. The Midianites were the descendants of Abraham and Keturah through Midian. And while Midian himself may have been circumcised, as Ishmael was, it is apparent that after the children of Keturah were sent away (Genesis 25:5), they did not continue the practice of circumcising their children. Rather, “the Midianites practiced circumcision on a groom right before his marriage instead of circumcising male infants…. Many of Israel’s neighboring peoples practiced circumcision, but none except Israel circumcised infants” (Nelson Study Bible, note on verse 24).
Now let’s put together verses 24 through 26. It is apparent that God was holding Moses responsible for circumcising his son, but Moses had delegated that to his wife, Zipporah, who was objecting to doing it. She finally did it, but with reluctance and resentment, calling Moses a “bloody man.” We might wonder why only one son was at issue when Moses had two sons (verse 20; 18:4). One suggestion is that, “most likely, Moses had kept one of his sons uncircumcised, despite what God had commanded” (same note). Perhaps Zipporah was so upset by the circumcision of one son that she demanded her next son not be circumcised. In any event, Moses was not following God’s instructions. And this involved the very sign of the covenant people—being violated by the one who was to be the national leader. Moses’ disobedience in light of these factors made it a capital offense. So we find this brief insert—the recording of an incident that, no doubt, had a great impact on Moses.
The Dedication of the Temple (1 Kings 8:1-21; 2 Chronicles 5:2-6:11)
Of all the days that ever passed upon the earth, surely the day that Solomon dedicated the temple must rank as one of the most awesome. The temple was a magnificent creation, with stunning gold, silver, bronze, jewels, marble, engraving and woodwork adorning its every feature. To be in its courts must have been a breathtaking experience!
The dedication of this extraordinary edifice—every aspect of which was masterfully designed to express and extol the magnificence of the One who dwelt within—was an occasion that called for the greatest pomp and ceremony. To the dedication Solomon invited Israel’s most important dignitaries. Two groups are specifically mentioned in 1 Kings 8:1—the “elders of Israel” and “the heads of the tribes, the chiefs of the fathers of the children of Israel.” Some have concluded that these two groups are distinct—representing the government of Israel in its national and tribal components. Those with this view see the “elders of Israel” as the members of the governing body in Israel’s national government, functioning, it is surmised, somewhat like a House of Lords or Senate. According to the same view, the “heads of the tribes, the chiefs of the fathers of the children of Israel,” apparently one from each tribe, are seen as the senior members of the individual tribal governments. We know for sure that Israel’s government was not an absolute monarchy. It was “constitutional”—that is, rather than the king’s word being the highest law of the land, his own powers derived from the written law of Moses as given by God, to which he was himself answerable. It also appears that Israel’s government may have been a federal monarchy—the word “federal” describing a system wherein separate states are united under one central authority while retaining certain regulatory powers.
The dedication of the temple occurred in the Feast of the seventh month (1 Kings 8:2, 2 Chronicles 5:3). This may seem somewhat odd, as the temple construction ceased in the eighth month (1 Kings 6:38). This means that the temple stood unoccupied for nearly a year before it was dedicated. Why did Solomon choose to wait 11 months before dedicating this magnificent edifice? It may be that all of the temple furnishings were not yet complete. Of course, it may also be that everything was complete and that Solomon simply waited intentionally. The Bible doesn’t spell out the reason for the delay.
Whatever the case, it is interesting that the dedication took place in the feast of the seventh month. But just which feast was this—the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles or the Eighth Day (now known to us as the Last Great Day)—all of which fall during that same month? (See Leviticus 23.) It should be noted that only one of God’s annual festivals is elsewhere actually called simply the “Feast of the Lord”—i.e., the Feast of Tabernacles (see Leviticus 23:39). A seven-day festival, it was clearly the major feast of the seventh month. Yet 1 King 8:65-66 records that the dedication of the temple was 14 days. Strangely, however, it says that the people were sent away on the eighth day. As it makes no sense for this to mean the eighth day out of 14, these verses must mean that the 14th day of the dedication feast was the Eighth Day—that is, Tishri 22 on the Hebrew Calendar or what we now often refer to as the Last Great Day—and that the people were dismissed at the end of that day. In fact, 2 Chronicles 7:9-10 states that the people observed the dedication of the altar for seven days and the feast for seven days, finally being sent away on the 23rd day of the seventh month, which must mean the very beginning of that day at sunset (which would also be the end of the 22nd, i.e., the end of the Eighth Day). Thus, the feast of the dedication clearly began prior to the Feast of Tabernacles—with the entire period apparently being looked upon as one expanded Feast of Tabernacles.
The Feast of Tabernacles pictures the Kingdom of God and is, therefore, eminently the Kingdom Feast, looking to the future enthronement of the divine King, Yeshua, and the inauguration of the government of God on Earth. Thus, the enthronement symbolism is fitting for the enthronement of God in His temple.
In a stupendous display, “the glory of the Lord”—an awesome glowing cloud—”filled the house of the Lord” (1 Kings 8:11). “As a cloud had covered the tabernacle and God’s glory had filled it when it was inaugurated (Exodus 40:34), so now a cloud filled the temple. This visible presence of God’s dwelling with His people—sometimes called the ‘shekinah [indwelling] glory’—gave the people assurance and incentive for obedient and holy living” (Nelson Study Bible, note on 1 Kings 8:10-11).
As for Solomon’s speech, given before he passionately prays that God will always hear and respond to the prayers of His people, he recounts the promise God made to David in 2 Samuel 7, where God foretold an enduring dynasty descended from David. Solomon specifically identifies himself as the son who, as God promised, would build the temple. This speech, divinely sanctioned and preserved for all time by God in Scripture, verifies that the promise made to David in 2 Samuel 7 refers to Solomon, the immediate son of David. It invalidates attempts to “spiritualize” the promises of 2 Samuel 7 regarding David’s house—that is, mistakenly claiming they are fulfilled in Yeshua. Although Yeshua is building God’s people, God’s spiritual temple, nevertheless the promise made by God to David through the prophet Nathan referred to a literal and immediate son of David—and that David’s dynasty would continue forever from that time. While there is likely duality in 2 Samuel 7, the primary and intended meaning of the promise to David concerns a successor son and a literal physical temple—and a literal dynasty beginning at that time that would never end.
Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication (1 Kings 8:22-53; 2 Chronicles 6:12-42)
Please take note: This is the Feast of Dedication which is done the day after the Feast of Tabernacles is completed.
Solomon’s prayer of dedication is interesting in many respects. In 2 Chronicles 6:12-17 Solomon brings up God’s promise to David and asks for its fulfillment. This passage is used by some to declare that the promise of God to David in 2 Samuel 7 is conditional, with gainsayers noting that Solomon said, “You shall not fail to have a man sit before Me on the throne of Israel, only if your sons take heed to their way, that they walk in My law as you have walked before Me” (verse 16). The only if, it is asserted, makes it conditional. And since David’s descendants did not continue to walk in his ways, God was not bound to fulfill the promise of an enduring dynasty (except, they further assert, through Christ, David’s “greater son”).
But this is simply not so. This phrase—only if—is a Hebraism, that is, a figure of speech that cannot be literally translated into another language and still retain its meaning. In Hebrew, the phrase only if conveys the general meaning “but be certain that,” and is intended to convey the strongest of affirmations, injunctions or prohibitions. It does not convey qualification.
Solomon’s dedicatory prayer makes repeated mention of praying “toward this place,” a clear intimation that the temple was to become the center of a world religion—that is, the true religion God gave was to become worldwide. In his prayer, Solomon anticipates both a worldwide dispersal of Israelites (whether through commerce, colonization or captivity) and a turning of the gentiles to the worship of God. Whether he understood the full implications of his words is unclear, but God certainly inspired him with prophetic thoughts. Specific subjects include answering prayers for forgiveness, justice, deliverance from captivity and military attack, mercy while in captivity, rain and good harvests, respite from plagues and agricultural devastation, and the prayers of the gentiles made in the temple (implying gentile converts to the true religion). In all these matters, Solomon beseeches God to hear and answer.
But Solomon does not portray God as a sort of cosmic genie, duty-bound to grant wishes upon request. Before mentioning the various kinds of things that people would pray for, Solomon soberly conditions the minds of his hearers as to exactly who will dwell within this magnificent temple. God is a God of kept promises given freely in grace, not because He is under compulsion to do so. And He is a God who cannot be confined to a building, no matter how magnificent it is. God dwells in heaven and is not man’s creation! God is supreme and cannot be bound. In short, God is sovereign, and every petitioner must have an acute awareness of his need for God’s mercy, grace and providence.
“Save With Your Right Hand”
Psalm 108 is titled a psalm of David, being a combination, with slight modifications, of parts of two other psalms of David, Psalms 57 and 60 (compare 57:7-11 with 108:1-5 and 60:5-12 with 108:6-13). As their superscriptions attest, Psalm 57 was written when David and his men hid from Saul in the cave near the desert oasis of En Gedi, and Psalm 60 was written when David fought against the forces of Mesopotamia and Syria. We earlier read Psalm 108 in the Bible Reading Program in conjunction with the account of the latter episode (see the Bible Reading Program comments on 2 Samuel 10; 1 Chronicles 19; Psalm 60; Psalm 108; Psalm 83). It would be helpful here to review the Bible Reading Program’s Psalms section comments on Psalm 57 and Psalm 60.
The first part of Psalm 108 (verses 1-5), the part also found in Psalm 57:7-11, praises the extensiveness of God’s hesed-His steadfast covenant love and mercy. In fact, where Psalm 57:10 said it reaches to the heavens, Psalm 108:4, slightly reworded, says it is great above the heavens. Based on this pervasiveness of God’s covenant faithfulness, the latter part of Psalm 108 (verses 6-13), the part taken from Psalm 60:5-12, is a prayer for deliverance from and help against Israel’s national enemies. While the later song could have been composed shortly after the former, so that the circumstances described still existed, it may be that the later composition was much later-so that circumstances were completely different yet the same general need for God’s intervention was present (evidently after a period of things not going so well). As in Psalm 60, the song is adamant in proclaiming that only through God can we attain ultimate victory.
We enter Luke chapter 19 with the introduction to Zakkai, a wealthy tax collector. He had heard Yeshua was coming by and he was very excited to see Him. Zakkai was a small man and he could not see over the large crowd that was travelling with the Master and so he climbed up into a tree so he could see. Yeshua, seemingly to be very aware of Zakkai, spoke out specifically to him and said, “Zakkai, hurry and come down, for I have to stay at your house today.” Zakkai was excited and he spoke to Yeshua on how he gave half all his possessions to the poor and repays fourfold to those who he may have taken from falsely in taxes. At this, Yeshua said that deliverance had come to his house this day.
Now the crowd, knowing Zakkai to be a wealthy tax collector, did not like that because they considered him a sinner – but Yeshua let it be known that He came for the lost. And to explain the matter, He spoke a parable to them about the management of each and every man to manage what he is given for the Reign of Elohim. Each one must do what he can with what he has been given. As one manages this, in the same proportion, he will be rewarded upon the return of the King. It is not wise to be stingy with what one is given, even if it is just a small amount.
Then as they went on toward Jerusalem, He sent two of His taught ones to obtain the colt for him. They found it just as He said and brought it to Him. They placed their garments on the colt for Yeshua and on the ground as He rode from the Mt of Olives into the city. Hundreds were shouting and praising Elohim for all the miracles they had seen. As Yeshua rode in all were saying, “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of YHWH.” The Pharisees petitioned Yeshua to make them stop. Yeshua said, “I say to you that if these shall be silent, the stones would cry out.”
As Yeshua entered the city, He wept. He saw all that would come upon the people and the city for they did not know or realize the hour of their visitation and their deliverance. After entering in, He went directly to the Set apart place and saw all the merchandising in the House of Elohim. He was enraged and began driving out the merchants and turning over their tables of money and merchandise. He proclaimed, “My House is a house of prayer!”
He began teaching daily in the Set apart place and the chief priests, scribes, and leaders were seeking out just how they could destroy Him.