Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

The news of the day often leads us back to the Bible – the word of God!  Various topics, key words or phrases remind us of something we’ve read or heard previously.  There is nothing new under the sun! (Ecclesiastes 1:9)  Yesterday we heard of “stones” in the news:

June 27, 2017 - Petya Cyber Attack (Peter/stone) 
June 27, 2017 – 10 Commandments attacked (made of stone)

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol
Exodus 24:12 And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Stone attack / throwing stones
Petya or Petia (Петя) is a Bulgarian female given name.
It is of Slavic origin. It is also the common Russian diminutive for the male given name Piotr. 
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone."
This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name
 Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle 
Simon  [Peter] by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42).
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said,
Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be
called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone.

Current events
Electronic tablets were hit by “digital stones.”
Physical stone tablets were hit and knocked down.

As we have rehearsed on God’s calendar, Moses ascended to Mount Sinai in the third month (Sivan)  
(Exodus chapters 19-31).   Exodus 31:18 states, And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
The children of Israel grew so impatient at the perceived delay in Moses’ return that they created a golden idol to worship (Exodus 32:1). Upon his descend Moses' anger caused him to break the stone tables (Exodus 32:19). The next day the leader of Israel returned up the mount to make atonement for their sins (Ex. 32:30).  The Lord made two new stone tablets (Ex. 34:1).
Even today this act of rebellion is commemorated on the 17th day of the fourth month of the Hebrew calendar with a Fast for Aaron's Sin of Making the Golden Calf  (17 of Tammuz).  July 11/12, 2017 on the Gregorian calendar this year. 
Fast of the fourth month:for breach of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the second temple. Also for the destruction of the two tablets of the Ten Commandments. Start of three-week mourning period leading up to Tisha B’Av.This fast replaced the one on the 9th (Jeremiah 52:6, Zechariah 8:19).

April 26, 2018 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Ten Commandments Monument is being reinstalled Thursday on the State Capitol grounds.
The American History & Heritage Foundation held a ceremony commemorating the monument's return after it was destroyed last year just one day after it had been put in place.  During the ceremony, a statement will be read honoring the gift of the new monument to the people of Arkansas and offering thanks to supporters who made private donations to make the monument possible.  -  (Note:  Last day of 1st Month/Aviv/Nisan - New Moon -
Background of the monument:
On April 8, 2015, the Arkansas General Assembly passed SB939 - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT ACT - and Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the bill into law becoming ACT 1231. On June 27th, 2017, the original Ten Commandments Monument was installed on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol using private donations. In the early hours of June 28th, 2017, less than 24 hours after the monument had been erected, it was intentionally destroyed when a man rammed his vehicle into the monument /
(Note 2015 - during Passover - Days of Unleavened Bread week -

August 16, 2018 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — 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.
Dozens of protestors gathered as the 8.5-foot statue was unveiled

Israelites path of return to Jerusalem via Tadmor / Palmyra / Damascus

Credit: Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts by Thomas Nelson

Biblical lands are in our everyday news as well. Having an awareness of their context in biblical history helps us to understand the events of our day.
I have shared previously about Palmyra, Syria in ancient Tadmor.  

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah tell of the return of the Israelites from captivity in Babylon (Iraq) and Shushan (Susa, Old Persian – now Iran).  Their stone wall was attacked and toppled!  Their protection was breached – torn down, stone by stone. Yet, God made provision for them to return and rebuild. 

There are repeating themes for us to note: 10 Commandments, Moses, Esther, Daniel, captivity and release.  At the completion of the rebuilding of the wall the people assembled at the Water Gate and Ezra spoke the Book of Law of Moses (originally written on the tablets of stone). The Israelites attentively listened with clear understanding as they reverently stood for the reading (Nehemiah 8:1-9).  

The Water Gate tells about God, who is the source of the Holy Spirit through The Lord and the Messiah Jesus. In the Old Testament water describes the Holy Spirit. The spiritual meaning of the Water Gate is practical life in the Holy Spirit.

As Nehemiah 8:1 mentions the Water Gate we are reminded of the historic U.S. Watergate Scandal which has been in the recent news due to the June 17, 1972, anniversary - 45 Years ago.  This is quite a different scenario for this point in history.

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26

Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared 
to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us,
written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God;
not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

2 Corinthians 3:3

There is yet another stone to come…

Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands,
which smote the image upon his feet 
that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

Daniel 2:34

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

... for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry;
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10

Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the doors... Proverbs 8:34

Arches and Gates of the World -

Path of return to Jerusalem via Tadmor / Palmyra / Damascus

What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible
 © 2013 by Jason S. DeRouchie

Nehemiah 6:15
The wall was completed in 52 days, on the 25 day of the month Elul.
Elul is the 12th month of the civil year so the wall was completed on 12/25.
67 appears one time in scripture in Nehemiah 7 “sixty seven priests’ garments”. Nehemiah is the book about building a wall.

I believe that – as Esther sang in “Who Knowest?” (#11, here) – many things are going to be in just the right place at exactly the right time and something wonderful is going to happen…


More maps ;-)

Zondervan map

Sunday, June 25, 2017

How Long?

"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret place of the steep pathway,
Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet, And your form is lovely." 
"My beloved is mine, and I am his; He pastures his flock among the lilies.…

Song of Solomon 2:14-16

The church is Christ's dove; she returns to him, as her Noah. Christ is the Rock, in whom alone she can think herself safe, and find herself easy, as a dove in the hole of a rock, when struck at by the birds of prey. Christ calls her to come boldly to the throne of grace, having a great High Priest there, to tell what her request is. The voice of prayer is sweet and acceptable to God; those who are sanctified have the best comeliness. The first risings of sinful thoughts and desires, the beginnings of trifling pursuits which waste the time, trifling visits, small departures from truth, whatever would admit some conformity to the world; all these, and many more, are little foxes which must be removed. This is a charge to believers to mortify their sinful appetites and passions, which are as little foxes that destroy their graces and comforts, and crush good beginnings. Whatever we find a hindrance to us in that which is good, we must put away.

Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines:
 for our vines have tender grapes.

Song of Solomon 2:15

The Song of Solomon gives several agricultural clues that tie in with this high watch time, right now. Our attention has been brought to this time, via the Wise Men journey, and we find ourselves in an agricultural time, were we are expecting our Beloved to say Arise! Maranatha!

The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Song of Solomon 2:13

The Tender Grapes

Leaves are often pruned, thinned at this time to give grapes more sun and air exposure. Sugar levels begin to rise in individual grapes after veraison. At this stage of the growing cycle, vines are rarely irrigated after veraison because this can/will dilute the grapes flavours.”
Below, is a depiction of multicolor veraison or tender grapes; the vine’s attractive coat of many colors …… although the grapes may still taste sour at this growth stage, the Lord calls them tender …. indicating they are both precious and vulnerable, awaiting His sweetness to be added.

How long until the harvest?

Exodus 16:28 And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?

A 411 cry
Numbers 14:11 And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

Numbers 20:15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

Psalm 4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

Psalm 6:3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

Psalm 13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

Psalm 74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Psalm 94:3 Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

A 611 / 911 cry
Isaiah 6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

Habakkuk 1:2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the Lord answered and said, O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?

Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? 

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Catch us the foxes,
The little foxes that spoil the vines,
For our vines have tender grapes.
Song of Solomon 2:15

The Song of Solomon gives several agricultural clues that tie in with this high watch time, right now. Our attention has been brought to this time, via the Wise Men journey, and we find ourselves in an agricultural time, were we are expecting our Beloved to say Arise! Maranatha!

“If even a fox were to climb up on what they are building, 
it would break down their 
wall of stones!” 

Nehemiah 4:3

Catch us the foxes,
The little foxes that spoil the vines,
For our vines have tender grapes.
Song of Solomon 2:15

Thursday, June 15, 2017


To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1:79

Lightning seems to be a theme in the media of late.  Here is a compilation of some of the articles and news posts that I’m seeing.  May the Lord enlighten our understanding to know the message presented.

June 15, 2017 - Ben Franklin With A Key And A Kite? – Forbes article
On June 15, 1752, on a stormy Philadelphia night, Franklin and his son sent a kite, a wire, and a key aloft into the storm - or so the story goes.
An artistic rendition of Franklin's kite experiment painted by Benjamin West.

Matt shared the following observations at 

Franklin would play an instrumental role in birthing America in Philadelphia, the city where he would die.  He lived 30,760 days, the 30,760th verse in scripture is the last verse to the Church of Philadelphia.
Note the “76” in his days of life and verse count connecting to 1776. The Church of Philadelphia passage begins at verse 7 and is 6 verses long.

·         Benjamin Franklin conducted his “key” experiment at Christ’s Church in Philadelphia
·         John wrote “the KEY of David” to the Church of Philadelphia.

The First verse to Philadelphia. Remember, Franklin lived 30,760 days and the LAST verse to Philadelphia is 30,760th verse.  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. 
Revelation 3:7 

6 verses after the 7th verse (76) is the last. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Revelation 22:13

June 14, 2017 - Grenfell Tower Fire within the first hour of Donald Trump’s 71st birthday in ’17.

The Economist cover - Trump tarot card image set included a tower being struck by a LIGHTNING BOLT!

March 15, 2016 - Watch Lightning Hit The Trump And Willis Towers During Tuesday Night's Election

Power themes:
June 13, 2017 - Hackers could disrupt US power grid, WaPo suggests in ‘solid investigation’
The Washington Post claims America's electrical power grid could be at risk from hackers  *
Jericho (2006) Predictive Programming: "September Attacks" False Flag Events

June 5, 2017 -  WWDC 2017 — APPOCALYPSE — Apple
Ever wonder what life would be like if all our apps suddenly disappeared? Enter the Apocalypse.

Order out of Chaos! What happens when it all gets "turned off!" Song "All right" by Christopher Cross!
Predictive programming??!!  Back up, print what you need. Share now! PRAY!

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation , that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. EMFs are typically characterized by wavelength or frequency into one of two radioactive categories:
·         Non-ionizing: low-level radiation which is generally perceived as harmless to humans
·         Ionizing: high-level radiation which has the potential for cellular and DNA damage

Lightning and EMP Damage:

Lightning could cause an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP)

For as lightning that comes from the East
is visible even in the West,
so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:27

June 14, 2017 - Nineveh – white phosphorous - get civilians out safely
“We have utilized white phosphorous to screen areas within west Mosul to get civilians out safely,”

Lightning, Rapture and Electromagnetic forces, etc.
Previous blogs on this subject:

The Lord descends on Sinai

"And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
Exodus 19:16

"And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off."
Exodus 20:18

Visual Guide to Revelation

Be Ye Ready

The more that we study this post-Pentecost time, we start to see more Biblical references to the events at Mt. Sinai, and the important details recorded - about when God came down. As we look for Christ to appear to second time, we find repeated looks back to the Mt. Sinai time. Let us be looking up, for our redemption draweth nigh! Maranatha!

 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: 
and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, 
which are the seven Spirits of God.
Revelation 4:5