Sunday, December 31, 2017

January 2018 Events

...a light shining in a dark place
until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

2 Peter 1:19

Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19

Dec 30 - Moon at the bull’s eye of Taurus
Jan 1 & 31 - 2 Full Moons / Supermoon!
It will reappear as a visible supermoon on New Year’s Day 2018 and again on Jan. 31.
Jan 4 - Moon and Regulus conjunction 
Jan 6/7 – Jupiter and Mars Conjunction -
 - before dawn on Sunday in your southeast sky
Jan 9 – Venus and Sun at Superior Conjunction
Jan 10-12 - Moon and planets -
Jan 29 -
Jan 31 - Supermoon (blue moon) will also feature a total lunar eclipse

January - What's in the Sky
Mazzaroth - The Gospel in the Stars  *

"His descendants shall endure forever
And his throne as the sun before Me. 
It shall be established forever like the moon, 
And the witness in the sky is faithful."   Selah.
Psalm 89 : 36-37

Historical events by Hebrew date:
The 10th month  (Tevet / Tebeth) began after the sighting of the new moon on Dec 19.

The 11th month (Shevat) began after the sighting of the new moon on Jan. 18.

Timeline –

Month 10 In the Spiritual Year
Tevet / Tebeth
Month 11 In the Spiritual Year

That ye may be blameless and harmless,
the sons of God, without rebuke,
 in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine as lights
in the world.
Philippians 2:15

Be alert and always keep on praying ... Eph. 6

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8-9

2018 dates and calendar templates

Current Events

Dec 31 - New Year's Day
Dec 31 - NOLA NYE parade & Sugar Bowl - New Orleans
Jan 1 - 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 8:00am - theme “Making A Difference”
Jan 1 - Full Supermoon
Jan 5 - Jupiter’s Moon hits U.K. theaters
Jan 5/6 - Sabbath  Parashah is Shemot which means "The Names." Shemot is also the Hebrew name for the book of Exodus.
Jan 6 - Epiphany
1-6/7 - Cairo's new 'The Nativity of Christ' Cathedral dedicated Sat. eve. by Egypt's Copts for Orthodox Christmas  -
Jan 6-7 – Camp David retreat for Trump and Sen. McConnell and House Speaker Ryan
Jan 6 - Last night Empire State Bldg Christmas lights in green and red, topped off with a candy cane striped antenna. -
Jan 7 - Orthodox Christmas (Julian Calendar) 
Jan 7 - Golden Globe Awards
Jan 7 - final day of ONEderland -
 - Follow Ollie the snow owl -
Jan 12-13 – Torah Reading – Va Era “And I Appeared” -
Jan 13-14 – Julian calendar - New Year's Eve / New Year's Day
Jan 15 - MLK holiday
Jan 15 - Pope Francis to Chile and Peru
Jan 19 - "12 Strong" movie premiere

Jan 19/20 - Parasha Bo (Come!) 5778
Jan 20 - Midnight US government shutdown / budget not approved
Jan 20 - 1 year anniv. of Trump's Innauguration
Jan 20/21 - Women's March Weekend (anniv. of 2017 rallies)
Jan 21 * 11-3 - Las Vegas Rally  -
Jan 22 - ID change -
Jan 22 – Roe vs. Wade  1973 Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion
Jan 22 – Trumps' 13th wedding anniversary
Jan 23-26 - World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland –
Jan 23-24 - 10th Conference on European Space Policy - Brussels
Jan 27 - UN International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)
Jan 27-28 - Rome / Villa Aurora - IDA "conduct first ever ground penetrating radar survey" 
 - (site of US Embassy in Rome)
Jan 28 - 60th Grammy Awards - New York City (change of date/location) ("Time's Up" - white roses)
Jan 30 - Trump's US State of the Union address

Jan 31 - EU and Norway to convene an extraordinary session of the international donor group for Palestine (AHLC)
Jan 31 - Supermoon (blue moon) will also feature a total lunar eclipse
Jan 31- 11-1 pm United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony - General Assembly Hall, NYC

Shevat 15 - Tu B'Shvat New Year for Trees
(calendar does rely on new moon sighting)
(month begins after sighting of new moon) 
Feb 1/2 - Shevat 15 - Tu B'Shvat New Year for Trees
Moon at Leo / Regulus -
Feb 1 - Window to the Heart - Times Square Valentine Heart Design will be on view at the center of the Crossroads of the World. ... unveiled on February 1 at 11am at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets.

Other international meetings:  &

Jan. / Shevat
1-19-20 * 11-2 - "Bo"  - Parasha Bo (Come!/Enter!) 5778
Exodus 10:1–13:16; Jeremiah 46:13–28; Revelation 9:1–21 (audio) 
1-26/27 - Beshalach (When He Let Go)
Exodus 13:17–17:16; Judges 4:4–5:31; 2 Peter 1
 “Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, 'Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.'”  (Exodus 13:17)
Shabbat Shirah or the "Sabbath of Song." Israel sang the Song of Moses [Exodus 15:1-19] at the Exodus [Deuteronomy 32:1-43] and it was sung by those who survived the Great Tribulation in 70 C.E. according to Revelation 15:3.
Parashah is Be-Shallach which means "When He Had Sent."
Exodus 13:17-17:16, Judges 4:4-5:31 Extra Readings Exodus 15:1-21

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

But they that wait upon the Lord 
shall renew their strength;
they  shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wait on the Lord

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, 
and he shall strengthen thine heart: 
wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 27:14 

 I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.

Genesis 49:18

Luke 12:36 
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

Romans 8:25 
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

1 Corinthians 1:7 
... so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift [which comes from the Holy Spirit], as you eagerly wait [with confident trust] for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ [when He returns].

Luke 19:13 
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, 
and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

"Love. . .Why We Wait"
"The Lord is not slack
concerning his promise,
as some men count slackness;
but is longsuffering to us-ward,
not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come
to repentance." - 2 Peter 3:9 and John 3:16

Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Light of Life

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light
of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6 

Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”   

John 8:12

At the time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem.
It was winter, and Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.

John 10:22-23

menorah: a lampstand
Hebrew: מְנֹרָה
Exodus 35:31-40
"Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it. 32"Six branches shall go out from its sides; three branches of the lampstand from its one side and three branches of the lampstand from its other side. "Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bulb and a flower-- so for six branches going out from the lampstand; ….  37"Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.
40"See that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.  (Moses was given instruction.)

 Over time, the Menorah became a symbol of Israel, but very few Israelites other than the priests actually knew what it looked like. In fact, its familiar depiction that goes back to the Arc of Titus and beyond, is first of all a guess and secondly most probably an attempted visualization of the ten Solomonic Menoroth, rather than the Mosaic one (1 Kings 7:49).

Exodus 27:20
You are to command the Israelites to bring you pure oil from crushed olives for the light, in order to keep the lamp burning continually

John 1:1-15
 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ — Chapters 1-3

This is the mystery of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Revelation 1:20

The Letters to the Seven Churches

Menorah narrative design in Revelation 2 and 3:

Hanukkah is a delayed Feast of Tabernacles
The First Hanukkah - It was actually a Sukkot celebration.

John 7:37 - In the last day, that great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried, saying,
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
8th Day – Last Great Day of the Feast - Fountain of life
Ephesus - True Freedom
The Feasts of the Lord - The Feasts of the Lord
Do You Know What Time It Is? - Do you know what time it is?

Recent media reports:
“You, Hashem, are my lamp; Hashem lights up my darkness.” II Samuel 22:29 (The Israel Bible™)

Artwork and blog by Christine Beadsworth
The central stick is known as the Shamash or ‘servant’ by the Jews. Each candle is specially lit by the Shamash, the servant candle. Scripture teaches us that Jesus is God’s Shamash – the servant of the Lord. And this Shamash is the Light of that World. The true light which came into the world and illuminates us all. In the prophetic picture we are looking at, the Shamash also represents a Body of servant messengers, the sons of oil, who serve the Body by lighting each lamp of the other six candlesticks.
Check out her full blog:

History’s 5 Most Incredible Menorah Discoveries on Eve of Hanukkah - Menorah
Additional Study of Seven Churches
Be Ye Ready – Page 31-32 of printout

Maranatha!   Come, Lord Jesus!