Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Shut in the Ark – I Am the Door

But the Scripture pronounces all things confined by sin,
so that by faith in Jesus Christ the promise 
might be given to those who believe.
Before this faith came, we were held in custody under the Law,
locked up until faith should be revealed.

Galatians 3:22-23

Greek: sugkleió – συγκλείω - to shut together, enclose, shut in, make subject to, confined, locked up from 4788 Strong’s Concordance
Phonetic Spelling: (soong-kli'-o) -

Word Origin: from sun and kleió
4862 Greek: sun – σύν - sun: with, together with (expresses association with)
Phonetic Spelling: (soon)
4862 sýn (a primitive preposition, having no known etymology) – properly, identified with, joined close-together in tight identification; with (= closely identified together).

2808 Greek: kleió – κλείω – to shut, shut up
Phonetic Spelling: (kli'-o)
Matthew 6:6 – shut your door and pray to your Father

“Shut in,” “shelter in the place,” “lockdown” or whatever phrase is used we are all going through this together.
As I write this in March 2020, many throughout the world are shut in their homes, these times resonate with past times of forced confinement and restriction. For our household, this extra time has led to a time of blessed study of God’s word. Our prayers are extended to those who are truly suffering physical, spiritual and financial set-backs at this time. May the Lord encourage each of us with His Spirit to know he is with us always.

Hebrew: sagar: סָגַר - to shut, close, isolate
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-gar') – First used in Genesis 2:21
Isolation [quarantine] - Leviticus 13 & 14, Numbers 12:14-15
5462 Strong’s Concordance -

The angels rescued Lot and his wife from Sodom:
But the men inside reached out, pulled Lot into the house with them,
and shut the door.  Genesis 19:10

And they entered, the male and female of every living thing,
 as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.
Genesis 7:16

The word QUARANTINE itself leads us to learn more about the number 40.  Quarantine comes from the Italian word quarantina ‘forty days’, from quaranta ‘forty’
In the Hebrew the word for quarantine is:  חָפְשׁוּת: chophshuth or chophshith
  - freedom, separateness
It is found in the following verses: 2 Kings 15:5 and 2 Chronicles 26:21.
Strong’s Concordance 2669:

The number 40 and 40 days are represented many times in the Bible:
Forty days Moses was in the mount to receive the Law, Exo 24:18.
Forty days Moses was in the mount after the sin of the Golden Calf, Deut 9:18,25.
Forty days of the spies, issuing in the penal sentence of the 40 years, Num 13:26, 14:34.
Forty days of Elijah in Horeb, 1 Kings 19:8.
Forty days of Jonah and Nineveh, Jonah 3:4.
Forty days Ezekiel lay on his right side to symbolize the 40 years of Judah’s transgression.*
Forty days Jesus was tempted of the Devil, Matt 4:2.
Forty days Jesus was seen of His disciples, speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, Acts 1:3.   

Take Refuge from the Coming Judgment
Come, my people, enter your chambers,
And shut your doors behind you;
Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment,
Until the indignation is past
Isaiah 26:20

March 26 - 
Lockdown, What Lockdown? UK Begins Tougher Action Against Those Ignoring Shutdown
UK police use drones and roadblocks to enforce lockdown

Psalm 40 - Faith Persevering in Trial
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord. 

“40” is filled with much promise and meaning - Probation, Trial or Transition. Hebrew letter מ MEM
Number 40 - Set apart by God, holy, sacred - "father is king"
(Greek and Hebrew word meanings).
I recorded what I have found in a blog:

Psalm 40 - Set apart by God

Shut inside their homes – Waiting

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. 23 They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
Exodus 10:21-23

And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 23 For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.
Exodus 12:22-23

Jesus Christ - Yeshua Hamashiach - is our Passover Lamb! It is by his shed blood that we are saved (1 Corinthians 5:6-8).  It is important to note that we live under grace through the sacrifice of Christ. Yet these living symbols can enrich the comprehension of the finished work of Christ and deepen the understanding of future prophetic events.

For the First Time Ever, Israeli Democracy Has Been Shut Down

Shut in their homes for 3 days at Passover
Israel PM Netanyahu Announces Nationwide Lockdown During Passover Holiday
"a fatal sort of week for the world" - "preparing to go out of this lockdown after Passover,"
 "harsh instructions asking you to fulfill," "exit strategy - purchase blue and white products to support Israel," "overcome any obstacle" -
Israel set for nationwide lockdown from Tuesday afternoon to early Friday
Movement between cities reportedly to be banned for almost three days
The lockdown is set to take effect at 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, and to remain in force until early Friday morning. In addition, a curfew could be announced on Passover eve, banning all movement outside the home from Wednesday evening until Thursday morning.

Passover and Covid-19

Patterns, Shadows and Promises

Philippians 1:1,   “Peace Not  as the World Gives”
Paul's letters while under house arrest:
12 But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, 13 so that it has become evident to the whole [b]palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; 14 and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

 30 Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house,
      and received all who came to him,
31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.

Census, Bethlehem, First born (Jesus & Exodus) 🌟🙏🕊🏡
- Beth = House / Beth-lehem - From bayith and lechem; house of bread
1004. bayith / 1035. Beth Lechem

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
 I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne,
 as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Revelation 3:20

Crown / Corona
With our current world situation I am reminded of my previous CROWN reflections.
Our recent pandemic has flooded our news – reminding us of the true battle we are in.

[ Loving God Under Trials ] Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12

Shut Gates – Jerusalem Wall

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

11-11-2016 - Horror movie “Shut In”
Release date: November 11, 2016 - Images: house, bathtub, etc.
Shut In is a 2016 French-Canadian psychological thriller film directed by Farren Blackburn, written by Christina Hodson, and starring Naomi WattsOliver PlattCharlie HeatonJacob TremblayDavid Cubitt, and Clémentine Poidatz.

Luke 17
25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Psalm 20 - The Assurance of God’s Saving Work
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble;
May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
May He send you help from the sanctuary ...

April / Abril – to open (spring blossoms)
The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, "to open", in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to "open", which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of άνοιξη (ánixi) (opening) for spring.

6491. paqach - openHebrew:
A primitive root; to open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively, to be observant -- open.
6476. patsach - to cause to break or burst forth, break forth with

Colossians 4:3 - that God may open to us a door for the word
Revelation 3:7 - What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.
455. ἀνοίγω (anoigó) – to open – Greek:
break (1), broke (7), open (22), opened (41), opening (2), opens (4), spoken freely (1).

2020 Hebrew - hatstsalah = deliverance - Esther 4:14 

Behold, I am coming quickly!
Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

Revelation 3:11

Corona Virus Proclamations:
March 11 – WHO assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic
March 11 – President Trump in Address to the Nation bans air travel from EU
  3-11 - NBA shuts down season; Tom Hanks has the virus
March 13 - Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency
March 20 – Trump, Governors, FEMA Meet – Israel 7-day Shutdown & Calif. Stay at Home Order

Timely Thoughts – Corona / Trump / Crowns / New Year / Census / Passover

We all have prepared, studied and knew the reality to come ... 
... it's amazing how this has all come about!!  
Fear and panic is the mode for the general population.
Praising God for his word, prophecy and those who have warned us through the years!

Hope, Peace, and Understanding In Disease, Disaster, Calamities, Viruses, War, Pain, and Suffering!

We are in a spiritual war (Ephesians 6). The news and events of our day is filled with biblical symbolism that remind us to stay alert and strong in our faith.

The British Crown is the latest to be hit with the Corona Virus
March 24 - Prince William and Kate Middleton took George, Charlotte and Louis to Anmer Hall for isolation
March 24/25 - PRINCE Charles, 71, has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House announced confirmed. The future king had been displaying mild symptoms but remains in "good health" after being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday night. He has displayed mild symptoms and is reportedly self-isolating in Balmoral, Scotland. There is no sign that the queen has contracted the virus. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus. Prince Charles's last public engagement was on 12 March - the same day he last saw his mother, the Queen. Palace officials say the Monarch remains in "good health". The prince, 71, and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, are self-isolating at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire.
Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health' - BBC News -
Queen holds audience with PM by phone while Prince of Wales self-isolates with Covid-19
Monarch has weekly meeting remotely, and royal guests at Commonwealth event are told flag-bearer had coronavirus. The Queen conducted her weekly audience with Boris Johnson by telephone from Windsor Castle.

NEW YEAR! SIGNS & SYMBOLS – Horns, Trumpets, Ram, Prince, Moon, Fish, Lightning

March 18 - Trumpet falls 5.7M quake in Salt Lake [reminders of Lot's wife]
March 24, 1980 – 40 Years Ago rumblings on Mount St Helens

March 23/24 – signed/effective - Virginians may be jailed for a year for attending church services with 10 people. Gathering in a church is now punishable by up to 12 months in jail or up to a $2,500 fine, or both.
March 23/24 - Rams vs Chargers - Bolt Up LA
March 24/25 – Prince Charles tests positive with COVID-19
March 25 - Feast of the Annunciation - commemorates visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary
March 25 – Hidden moon at band of Pisces (13 days before Passover)
March 25 – Pope calls for worldwide prayer / Rabbis call to prayer in Israel
March 26 - Rosh Chodesh – New Moon - First Crescent Moon – 1st Month Abib/Nissan

March 23 - A Revolution is Here: The LA Rams New Look -
ICYMI: The New Chapter Begins - Time to Switch Out the Hats
By focusing on the most iconic part of the team’s brand identity throughout franchise history – the Horn – the Rams discovered nature’s beauty unfold with the golden ratio (aka Fibonacci Sequence) in its curvature. This same ratio underpins the perfect spiral and the perfect wave and became the driving concept behind the new logos.
The Rams Have a New Look. “Ram head”, “the mark” and the golden ration – Fibonacci Sequence.
Mar 24, 2020 01:00 PM - Los Angeles Chargers Introduce Updated Bolt Mark and New Logotype; Uniform Unveil Less Than a Month Away
– the new Bolt has been paired down to only include Powder Blue and Sunshine Gold.
Now 'BOLT UP' isn't just a rallying cry, salutation or general term of approval, it's built into every facet of the team's brand identity. - -

March 25 – Hidden moon at band of Pisces - Image SkyView Lite app – 3 planets move to Capricornus
Rosh Chodesh – New Moon - First Crescent Moon –1st Month Abib/Nissan

March 25 - Feast of the Annunciation - commemorates visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary
Luke 1:26 - [ Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary ] Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Thoughts of Christ's birth in Bethlehem 
during a census time.
Kingly gifts given.

US Census 

From Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 40 days = Thursday, February 27, 2020
See all the Feb. 27 events surrounding this time!!
40 days after Passover (April 7, 2020 +40 days = May 17, 2020)

Passover Sacrifice on the Temple Mount- Sanhedrin Letter to Trump and Netanyahu
Jerusalem - Passover Temple Petition - Published March 2, 2020:
Rabbi Dov Stein, Secretary of the Sanhedrin, Jerusalem, Israel
Signature Endorsements: Meirah Marianne Paradise, 70 Nations USA
First Lamb to be Sacrificed on the Temple Mount in 2000 Years!
URGENT Letter on Election Day from Sanhedrin to Netanyahu & Trump for Passover AntiChrist Sacrifice!
Fears that coronavirus could cause matzah shortages in Israel at Passover
Increased demand created by Israelis' unwillingness to travel abroad risks outstripping supply, retailers say 
Feb 28 -

26 Mar 2021  –  Venus at superior solar conjunction in Pisces
29 Mar 2021  –  Venus at greatest brightness

Meditate on God’s Word and Truth
6 ways to demonstrate faith in the midst of widespread fear:
Isaiah 26:3 - God will keep you in peace when your mind is steadfast because you trust in Him.

A prayer for all... Father, this is hard. Our faith is tested when things are hard. When we can’t see into the next day let alone the foreseeable future. Thank You for every miraculous move You have made on our behalf thus far. Continue to move, God. Heal us. Protect us. “‘Because he loves me,’ says the LORD, ‘I will reduce him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.’” (Psalm 91:14-16)
In Jesus’ Powerful Name,

Pray, Deliver, Praise

פָלַט palat: to escape, deliver

פָלַל  palal: to intervene, interpose, pray

הָלַל halal: shine, praise

NOTICE! Only one letter difference with DELIVER and PRAY, plus PRAY and PRAISE


Lamentations 3
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly

For the salvation of the Lord.