Thursday, August 2, 2018

Stones Cry Out

But some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him,
“Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!”
“I tell you, He answered, “if they remain silent, 
the very stones will cry out.”
As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, 
He wept over it and said,
“If only you had known on this day what would bring you peace!
But now it is hidden from your eyes.

Luke 19:39-42
The Triumphal Entry - Stones cry out!!
Berean Study Bible · 

Our hearts are heavy for Jerusalem!  Our prayers go up to the heavenly throne!

The recent events at the Western Wall and in the city of Jerusalem continue to call our attention.
The boulder falling at the time of Tisha B’Av fast is a huge sign - it spoke to many!
According to Torah calendar it was on the exact day!

July 23, 2018 - Ancient boulder dislodges from Western Wall, crashes down near woman at prayerThe incident came a day after the platform was filled with worshippers marking the Tisha B’Av fast, which honors the destruction of the two Jewish temples in Jerusalem. “This is an unusual and most rare incident that has not occurred for decades,” said Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. “The fact that this powerful incident happened a day after the 9th of Av fast, in which we mourned the destruction of our temples, raises doubts and questions which the human soul is too small to contain, and requires soul-searching.” Record 1,440 Jews visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av. A record 1,440 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Sunday to commemorate the Fast of Tisha B’Av. The total was provided by the Yeraeh organisation, which facilitates Jewish visits to the Temple Mount. Last year nearly 1,300 visited the siteSo 140 more visited this bringing the record total to 1,440.
Archaeologist says entire Western Wall is ‘danger zone,’ public should stay awayWarning of ‘multiple cracks’ after boulder falls, Zachi Dvira says people should not be allowed near holy site — neither in the mainstream prayer pavilion nor at Robinson’s ArchThe Times of Israel on Monday after inspecting the Western Wall following the fall of a Herodian-era stone that the whole area is a “danger zone.”

Blood moon‘ on its way – with God of War in towFiery Mars will add to the spectacle as it appears directly below the blood moon at close to its maximum brightness5 reasons why this week’s lunar eclipse is going to be a rare celestial delight. Aside from being the longest eclipse of the century, totality will focus on the Middle East. The Mars (War) factor shines light on the geographic location that happens to be embroiled in the greatest conflict. What is equally as interesting is how so few countries (seen below in white) don’t witness any of it. More specifically, the only countries that are not “touched” by either the partial or total eclipse are The United States, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba and Greenland. 

I also noted this and surrounding July events:

Daniella Goldberg stands close to the spot where a large stone dislodged from the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on July 23, 2013, at the mixed-gender prayer section. The boulder fell close to where Goldberg was praying, damaging the platform. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

News and video reports of boulder falling:

Falling Boulder Narrowly Misses Worshipper at Israel's Western Wall -

Chunk of Western Wall collapses nearly killing woman -

July 25 - Fallen Western Wall Stone Removed - Lifted by Crane
HOLY LAND UNCOVERED | Arguably the most sacred place for Jews is the remains of the Second Temple. It is always a place of prayer and ritual. Recently, a stone fell from the ancient wall and raised concerns among worshipers, as well as officials in Israel.

A crane lifts a large chunk of stone dislodged from the Western Wall 
in Jerusalem Old City, at the mixed-gender prayer section, July 25, 2018.
Officials mulling what to do with fallen 100 kg masonry due to its sacred status, considering reinserting it

50 days to Sept 11
July 23 - Boulder falls at Western Wall

July 23, 1777 -  Howe's army departed from Sandy Hook, New Jersey across New York Bay from the occupied town of New York City on the southern tip of Manhattan Island Leading to Sept 11, 1777  
(Pentecost - count 50)

25 days earlier …

In the Footsteps of Jesus - The Western Wall Tunnels in Jerusalem -

The synagogue is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular.
Western Wall synagogue that opened on December 19.

10 days after the boulder falling at the Western Wall
TODAY - as I write this ... THE STONES continue to CRY OUT!! ... 

     August 2, 2018 - Heavy-hearted for Jerusalem – 

The Jerusalem Post-2 hours ago
United States Council General of Jerusalem wished everyone a 'safe and happy Pride' on the official US Council General 
 3 of 7 Jerusalem mayoral candidates plan on attending pride parade
Azaria, Berkovitch and Havilio to march with LGBTQ community and its supporters; Elkin and Lion to stay away; ultra-Orthodox Deitsch won't comment; Salman says he'd cancel it
U.S. Embassy in Israel

This march is associated with turning the Torah on its head by redefining and supporting that which is prohibited by the Torah. Controlling one’s desires is a cornerstone of the Torah, a prerequisite for acquiring wisdom and communing with the Divine.  ... calls on all people who treasure Scripture and tradition to protest peaceably this grave affront to the holy City of Jerusalem. All people are welcome in Jerusalem. However, Jerusalem is designated as sacred and cannot be the stage for protests against the Torah. The RAA/Igud supports the call of Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar to remove this march from the City of Jerusalem.
May the One who makes peace in the Heavenly heights make peace upon us and upon all Israel, Amen
... starting point in Liberty Bell Park

So many reminders right now of the JERUSALEM / SALEM connections and last year's eclipse.
Thinking of all the Salems in the eclipse path and the sync with Jerusalem.

Crying for Jerusalem ... 

lithos: a stone
Original Word: λίθος, ου, ὁ
Phonetic Spelling: (lee'-thos)
Definition: a stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building.

But some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him,
“Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!”
“I tell you, He answered, “if they remain silent, 
the very stones will cry out.”
As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, 
He wept over it and said,
“If only you had known on this day what would bring you peace!
But now it is hidden from your eyes.

Luke 19:39-42
The Triumphal Entry - Stones cry out!!

Another STONE reminder:
        Tablets of Stone
And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven,
the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy
for them that love him and observe his commandments.
    Nehemiah 1:5

We long for the day when truth and righteousness will reign! 

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

Isaiah 11:2

New Synagogue Under Western Wall Examined


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 2018 Events

That in blessing I will bless thee,
 and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven,
 and as the sand which is upon the sea shore;
and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Genesis 22:17

Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19

Generally speaking, Mars is brightest in 2018 from about July 7 to September 7. 
It is now shining more brilliantly than the planet Jupiter, and it’s not very often that 
Mars outshines the king planet!
7-31-18 - Highlighted on Facebook

Aug 1 - Orion and Taurus in the morning sky

July 3 and Aug 11 - Dog Days of Summer / Dog Star Sirius
These days often referred to as the "dog days of summer," are some of the hottest in the Northern Hemisphere. The term "dog days of summer" has deep historical roots dating back thousands of years and is actually intertwined with the movement of the stars.
The ancient Greeks and Romans are thought to have helped coin the term in reference to the star, Sirius, or Dog Star, that rose just before the sun in late July.
Today, Sirius is nicknamed the "Dog Star" because it is part of the constellation Canis Major — Latin for "the greater dog." The expression "dog days" refers to the period from July 3 through Aug. 11 when Sirius rises in conjunction with the sun. The ancients felt that the combination of the sun during the day and the star at night was responsible for the extreme heat that is experienced during mid-summer.
The star is present in ancient astronomical records of the Greeks, Polynesians and several other cultures. Perhaps most notably, the Egyptians based their calendar on when Sirius was first visible in the eastern sky, shortly before sunrise. They called it the "Nile Star" because it always returned just before the river rose, and so announced the coming of floodwaters, which would renourish their lands.
Dog Days noted on Timeline: 

Sirius – The Brightest Star

2. CANIS MAJOR (The Dog), or SIRIUS (The Prince) 
The coming glorious Prince of Princes (Sirius) 
The Witness of the Stars by  E. W. Bullinger - search Sirius

"When, or at what time, does the morning star rise? It rises first before the sun and before the break of dawn. And when does the body of Christ rise in glory to meet Christ in the air? We rise up first before the start of the Day of the LORD!" 

Aug 2 & 4 - Isle of Dogs movie playing at Jerusalem Film Festival
Aug 10 - DOG DAYS Official Trailer (2018) Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev Movie HD -

Saturday, August 4 - Last-quarter Moon (exact at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time). The Moon rises as late as 2 a.m. tonight, depending on your location. Once it's well up, spot the Pleiades to its left and Aldebaran below the Pleiades. As the very first light of dawn hints at the coming day, you'll find Orion clearing the eastern horizon far below Aldebaran 
Aug 5 - Moon sweeps through Taurus the Bull

August 10/11 – Partial Solar Eclipse
This partial solar eclipse will be visible from northern and eastern Europe, northern parts of North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia, making it the most watched solar eclipse of 2018
Solar Eclipse 14249 of 16646
Maximum Eclipse occurs Saturday, Aug 11 2018 C.E. at 09:46:19 UT

August 11 - Rocket Solar launch - The world’s first ever spacecraft to touch the Sun will blast off from Earth in the morning hours 
Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at 3:33 a.m. EDT, the opening of a 65-minute window.

Launch Window: August 11-23, 2018 -
Set to launch August 11, the daredevil Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the sun than any spacecraft in human history.

August 11 – Perseid Meteor Showers - Best viewing in years

Moon, Venus, Jupiter August 14 to 16

August - What's in the Sky

THE HEAVENS DECLARED  (booklet PDF) - 50 pages
The Bright and Morning Star
We are looking for our Prince - the signs merely point that His coming is near.
Daniel 12:3; Amos 5:8, Job 9:9, Rev. 2-3, Isaiah 9:6-7; Daniel 8:25; Rev. 22; 
Hebrews 8:28, 9:8

Historical events by Hebrew date:

5th Month - Av (Ab) 2018/5778 –July 13 – A month of ripening grapes, figs & olives
6th Month  - Elul:  (12th Month of Civil Year) - August 12 - A month of processing grapes, figs & olives
begins after the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem 

Timeline –

Joel 1:1,6,7

7-11 to 9-5 - WAKE and UNMOORED -
Unmoored explores a potential future where global warming has gone unchecked 
Wake, commissioned by Times Square Arts, is a 24-foot-tall installation that evokes the hull of a shipwreck crossed with the skeletal remains of a marine mammal. The structure is linked with a carved, 21-foot tall animatronic female sculpture, accurately derived from a figurehead of the opera star Jenny Lind, that was once mounted on the 19th Century clipper ship, the USS Nightingale.

August 1-31 - Times Square - Midnight Moment "Portraits in Landscape"
blurring contexts of the physical and virtual
Portraits in Landscape is a video animation that exemplifies her signature process of remixing historical artworks with contemporary forms of communication, taking smartphone and selfie culture to the extreme. It depicts two separate figures in a twinkling landscape, each immersed in their smart phones and occasionally snapping photos.

July 26-Aug 5 - Jerusalem Film Festival -

Aug 1 - Civil War Photo Sleuth Launch Event  - AI software
  at National Archives Building 

Aug 2 & 4 - Isle of Dogs movie playing at Jerusalem Film Festival

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18

Thursday, August 2 - Jerusalem Pride Parade
The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance 

Saturday, Aug 4 - Salem Pride / Capitol Pride Festival @ Salem Riverfront Park
Saturday, Aug 4 - Canal Parade, Amsterdam
July 28-Aug. 5 - Amsterdam Pride Week 
Sunday, Aug 5 - Vancouver BC Pride Parade 

Aug 4-12 - Gay Games - Paris, France -
FGG - Federation of Gay Games -
Help the Federation of Gay Games "Change the World" by helping send athletes and artists from all over the world to Paris 2018 - Gay Games 10! Join us in our cause of promoting equality in sport and culture, since 1982!

Aug 3 - NASA to announce the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and begin a new era in American spaceflight. Begin at 11 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Aug 6-17 @ IDA - UN in NYC - Old Cities - New Eyes (Palmyra Arch) 
Visit the IDA at the United Nations Headquarters, August 6th to August 17th
The Institute for Digital Archaeology is proud to announce that its Preserving Syrian Heritage Project has been awarded a major three year grant from the British Council. Read more at 
In addition, Oxford University has awarded the IDA's Dr. Alexy Karenowska and the Triumphal Arch Project its annual Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Public Engagement with Research.  Read more:

Aug 7 - SpaceX Re-Launches First Falcon 9 'Block 5' Rocket
Aug 7 - NNO - National Night Out

Aug 10 – Dog Days movie premiere -

Aug 10/11 - Today the Parashah is Re'eh which means "See!" Today is Shabbat Mevarekhin which means "Sabbath of Blessing." It is the last Sabbath before the New Moon. Shabbat Mevarekhin does not occur in Month 6 as the entire month anticipates the New Moon of Month 7. 
Parashah #47 Scripture Readings Re'eh (See!) 
Torah Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 
Haftarahs Isaiah 54:11-55:5

Aug 11 -  New Moon

Rosh Chodesh First Crescent Moon - 
sunset, 12 August -

Elul begins at sighting of new moon

- daily blowing of shofar in Elul
The practice is to blow the shofar during the month of Elul, starting on the second day of Rosh Chodesh. We blow the shofar every day after shacharis as follows: tekiah, shevarim, teruah, tekiah. We do not blow shofar on the day before Rosh Hashana; we stop in order to separate between the voluntary shofar-blowing of Elul and the Torah obligation of Rosh Hashana. The reason the shofar is blown during the month is to arouse the people to repent. The nature of the shofar is to raise people’s awareness and to instill fear, as per Amos 3:6, “Can a shofar be blown in the city and the people not tremble?”

6th Month  - Elul:  (12th Month of Civil Year) 
During the season of Teshuvah,
  the King has left the palace, and is smiling in the harvest field…

Aug 16, 1977 - "King of Rock & Roll" - Elvis Presley died at Graceland in Memphis, TN
Aug 16, 2018 - "Queen of Soul" - Aretha Franklin died at home in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, MI
- Aretha was born in Memphis
  The Music World's King and Queen: Aretha Franklin Dies 41 Years to the Day After Elvis Presley
  The Queen of Soul died on the same day as the King of Rock and Roll.

Aug 16, 2018 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Satanic Temple temporarily placed a bronze statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet at the Arkansas State Capitol during a rally to call for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument already mounted on Capitol grounds.
Updated my previous blog when the 10 Commandments were knocked down:

Aug 16/17 - Ezekiel 8:1 - And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month

August dates UN / Palmyra Arch
Aug 6-17 @ IDA - UN in NYC - Old Cities - New Eyes (Palmyra Arch)
August 18, 2015, Palmyra/Tadmur, Syria – death (beheading) of Khalid al-Asaad, Syrian archaeologist -
-       April 29, 2017 ceremony – Arona Museum renamed in honor of Khalid al-Asaad -
Sept 11, 2016 - The naming will take place on Sunday 11 September at 12.00, in conjunction with the final day of the Festival "Il Teatro sull'Acqua", an important cultural moment for the City of Arona. -dall-isis Ultima modifica il 10 Agosto 2016
   Part 2 -

Aug 17/18 - Parashah is Shoftim which means "Judges." - 

8/18/18 8:18 ... AM & PM

Aug 19 – UN World Humanitarian Day
Aug 19-24 - Hajj is a pilgrimage made to Kaaba - Circling the black cube

Aug 21 - UN NYC Closure for 2018 -

Aug 20-22 - AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD is a thought-provoking film that will be in theaters for three consecutive nights only, August 20, 21, and 22. Following the movie’s conclusion, experience an engaging on-screen discussion based on the film’s thought-provoking themes.  
Sitting down with this mysterious man over the course of three fateful days, Paul finds himself answering as many questions as he asks. While wrestling with what he knows and what he’s unsure of, Paul finds himself at the crossroads we all come to in our lives: Who do we say God is?

Reminder: Aug 21, 2017 - USA Eclipse

August 24th-27th - Manchester UK - Pride Festival - Gay Village on Canal Street
One of the most electrifying parts of The Festival, The Big Weekend takes place in Manchester’s world famous Gay Village over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate, with pride, some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.
 -  May 22, 2017 - Manchester bombing - 23 wounded / 22 year old suspect
A gay hero Alan Turing -
The London 2012 Olympic Torch flame was passed on in front of Turing's statue in Manchester on his 100th birthday.  (Movies on his life, etc.)
The Alan Turing Institute, headquartered in the British Library, London, was created as the national institute for data science in 2015. In 2017, as a result of a government recommendation, we added artificial intelligence to our remit.
The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing are considered to be the key disciplines comprising the fields of data science and artificial intelligence.
Alan Turing Institute - Our mission as the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence is to make great leaps in research in order to change the world for the better.
We believe data science and artificial intelligence will change the world. We are pioneers; training the next generation of leaders, shaping the public conversation, and pushing the boundaries of these sciences for the public good.
AI at CERN and SKA
Monday 17 Sep 2018 - Tuesday 18 Sep 2018 Time: 10:00 - 17:00
   AI / changing our minds on homosexuality ... it's all planned
Brainwashing and over-taking of the mind... all media, advertisement, print, billboards, etc.  It's everywhere - telling us what to think!
Blasphemy On Television
Television has changed a lot over the years. In fact, you no longer even need a television to watch TV programs. With the advent of the Internet, people can now watch shows on a slew of devices, including laptop computers, tablet computers, and smartphones. Gone are the days when you had to wait around for your favorite television show to be broadcast. Now such programming is on demand. There is more content to watch than ever before, and it is more accessible than ever before.

Aug 25, 2018 – Sep 3, 2018 – Burning Man "I Robot" theme -
This theme will be reflected in the centerpiece structure, a massive wooden spiral temple dubbed Galaxia dedicated to the Greek goddess, Gaia.
Temple Galaxia -

 August 29- Operation Finale premieres

Other international meetings:  &

"The word of the LORD land...
 my fi­g tree..."
Joel 1:1,6,7

1 Kings 4:25
And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

Mark 13:28-29
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree;
 When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, 
ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass,
 know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Ongoing –
TBA - Arch of Triumph of Palmyra, Syria returns to Palmyra ??

August 2016 & 2017 events:
Aug 4, 2017 - premiere Dark Tower - Stephen King movie

Current news with biblical connections:

Revelation 20:8
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.