Saturday, May 1, 2021

May 2021 Events

 The Light shines in the darkness, 

and the darkness has not overcome it.

  John 1:5

" shine on those who live in darkness 
and in the shadow of death, 
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Luke 1:79

Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19

Genesis 1:14
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament [raqia] of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons [moed], and for days and years

May 3 at 21:49 IDT - Moon and Saturn will make a close approach

May 5 at 02:55 IDT - Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter

Biblical Calendar – Starts in the spring
There is also a Civil calendar that begins with Rosh Hashanah in the fall.
Month – Religious/Civil on Hebrew calendar / Corresponding Gregorian months
Ziv / Iyar
Barley harvest, dry season begins
(Esther 8:9)
Wheat harvest, Pentecost (Weeks)

2nd Month / Iyar (Ziv) - 1st and 2nd Temples built at the start of the month
1 Kings 6:1, 37 and 2 Chronicles 3 - Solomon Builds the Temple
Ezra 3:8 - Restoration of the Temple Begins

3rd Month – Sivan –   
       begins after the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem (aligned with new moon and agriculture)
  Historical events by Hebrew date:

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

Vaccination Drive April 19 - May 1 - Targeting the teens now!!

May 1 - 'Moonstruck' actress Olympia Dukakis dies at 89

'Take back the night' | Walpurgis Night demo hits Berlin
Night is coming when no one can work - 

John 9:4-5, 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5, Revelation 22:5
John 9:4 But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief. 5 For you are all sons of the light and sons of the day; we do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain awake and sober.

The Royal Mint has produced its largest commemorative coin in 1,000 years - the 'Queen's Beast' - The 10-kilo gold coin took 400 hours to produce – including four days of polishing –  and has been described by the Mint as a “masterwork”.
The coin marks the conclusion of the Mint’s Queen’s Beasts commemorative coin collection, a series which took its inspiration from 10 stone statues that lined the Queen’s route to Westminster Abbey at her coronation in 1953.
The new coin reunites all 10 beasts in one design, also including a lion, griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn, and a horse. Among the beasts are The Lion of England, The Unicorn of Scotland, The Red Dragon of Wales and The Griffin of Edward III.
The Queen's Beasts 10 Kilo Gold Coin - Meet The Makers

UN - China assumes the presidency of the Security Council for the month of May.
China's Security Council Presidency - May 2021 -
The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month
May 1 - May Day / Labor Day

May 2, Sunday will be a day of national mourning for the victims.
33 Omer Day / 44 (45) dead, 150 injured in Lag B'Omer stampede
Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Mount Meron (See April 29, 2021
‘Our dancing has turned into mourning’: For Orthodox Jews, a night of festivity and healing becomes an unspeakable tragedy

Ezra 5:2 - Rebuilding the Temple
Ephesians 5:2
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3
Revelation 5:2

May 2 live / May 8 air - Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World
The concert, hosted by Selena Gomez, will be taped at 6 p.m. on Sunday and will air on multiple platforms on May 8 as part of a worldwide fundraising event.
Vax Live: SoFi Stadium To Host First Major Concert This Weekend With Fully Vaccinated Spectators

Proverbs 3:5 
Revelation 3:5

May 3 - "Gates parting" - Bill And Melinda Gates Announce They Are Getting Divorced! After 27 years (72 Israel 73) 
Billionaire Bill Gates, along with a number of Microsoft executives, or other associates of Gates, have homes in Medina.
The word "medina" (Arabicمدينة‎ madīnah) itself simply means "city" or "town" in modern-day Arabic. It is cognate with the Aramaic-Hebrew word (also "medina") referring to a city or populated area.

May 1 - Medina Spirit has won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, kicking off the 2021 race for the Triple Crown.
May 15 - The next race in the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes

US Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 Begins!
Story of gay man / drag queen thanking his teacher who accepted him when his parents didn't!!!  

May 4, 1994 - Agreement on the Gaza Strip and Jericho reached

MAY 4, 2021 - After 15 years of planning and development, the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system is now available to more than 50 million people in California, Oregon and Washington, the most earthquake-prone region in the conterminous U.S.
May 4 - HERMOSA BEACH (CBSLA) — The magnitude-2.6 earthquake struck about 4 miles west-southwest of Hermosa Beach, out in the Pacific Ocean, at 12:23 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Hisaye Yamamoto was the daughter of Japanese immigrant parents. In her teens, Yamamoto wrote articles for a daily newspaper for Japanese Californians under the pen name Napoleon. Following the outbreak of World War II and due to Executive Order 9066, Yamamoto’s family was among the over 120,000 Japanese-Americans forced by the U.S. to relocate to government prison camps (aka Japanese internment camps)

Psalm 3:5-6, John 1:5

May 5, 1821 (aged 51) - Napoleone di Buonaparte dies in Longwood, Saint Helena, UK - Burial Paris -
Bicentenary of Napoleon: A controversial legacy
Macron negotiates politically charged Napoleon commemoration
French President Emmanuel Macron "Mr. Jupiter" is to lay a wreath at the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte to mark the 200th anniversary of his death

May 9/10, 2021 (Iyar 28) - Jerusalem Day (connected with Omer 33) 
May 6 through 13 - a week of activities and events
Jerusalem Day: Ethiopian Israelis remember the 4000 who died in Sudan
On May 12, 1968, the government proclaimed that Jerusalem Day would be celebrated on the 28th of Iyar. 
With the Muslim holiday of Laylat al-Qadr on Sunday, Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, Quds Day on Friday, Nakba Day on Saturday it complicates the celebrations. 

Psalm 6 and 106

May 6 - National Day of Prayer 2021 Theme
2 Corinthians 3:17 - Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Greek: eleutheria: liberty, freedom -

6th &  29th May - Streets named after dates in Damascus include: 17 April 1946 - Evacuation Day (Arabic: عيد الجلاء‎‎), also called Independence Day, is Syria's national day commemorating the evacuation of the last French soldier and Syria's proclamation of full independence and the end of the French mandate of Syria.

4-30 - Mayflower: Robot-ship to seek out mysteries of the ocean -
May 6/16, 1621 - Mayflower made excellent time on her voyage back to England. The westerly winds that had buffeted her on the initial voyage pushed her along on the return trip home. She arrived in London on May 16 [O.S. May 6], 1621,[35] less than half the time that it had taken her to sail to America."[17]:100–101[b]

May 8/9 - Ascension Day - Aliyah of Messiah (Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-14)

Ascension to Pentecost and Israel at 73 (last post and diagrams from Dan Matson)
Iyar 5 and Israel completing 73 Hebrew Years makes these ratios with Jupiter-Venus Conjunction 5.
Numeric patterns of 37 and 73 in the Bible -
I Long to Worship You -

May 8 (recorded May 2) - Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World

May 9/10, 2021 (Iyar 28) - Jerusalem Day (see above for more week's celebrations)

THIS WEEKEND!! Ascension Day, Jerusalem Day, and 
Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World

Temple Mount on Fire, Netanyahu Vows to Respond
International calls for calm as Jerusalem violence escalates
The tinderbox that is Jerusalem has burst into flames - analysis
Rockets will pound Israel, and a Hamas or PIJ cell in the West Bank or from Gaza could attack the IDF or Israeli civilians.

May 11, 1949 - UN General Assembly Resolution 273
By virtue of General Assembly Resolution 273 (III)Israel was admitted to membership in the United Nations on 11 May 1949.[26]

11.5 and 11.3 - Dates?  (2015 Economist cover - "Alice" image) - March blog

May 12, 2021 - Muslim three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan

May 13, 2021 - Ascension Day (Catholic) - counting from Easter

May 13, 1994 - Israel withdraws from Jericho, followed by Gaza on May 18  

May 14, 1948 - Gregorian date of Israel's 73rd Independence Day (5 Iyar, 5708)

May 14, 2017 - Emmanuel Macron Assumed office  14 May 2017

May 15, 1948 - Outbreak of War of Independence.  Ends January 1949

May 15, 2020 - Space Force flag (72 years since flag) / Israel 72 years -35th Knesset
May 16 - Armed Forces Day

May 16 - UN Security Council: VTC Open debate in connection with the Situation in the Middle East
The United Nations is ready to digitally transform how it deals with identity. “Introducing the UN Digital ID.  All of your personal, medical, travel, security, payroll and pension data in the palm of your hand.” Or on the right hand/forehead.
See "Saturn" image in video starting at 1:42 minutes. 

From 13–18 May 1948 Jewish forces from the Haganah and Irgun executed Operation Kilshon ("Pitchfork"). Its aim was to capture the Jewish suburbs of Jerusalem, particularly Talbiya in central Jerusalem  

Month 3 Day 5 - May 17, 2021 (Omer Day 50 from Passover)
sundown to 18-May, 2021 C.E. sundown (May 16-18) 
Shavuot Day of Pentecost, Spirit And Truth Bikkurim First Fruits
May 18, 2021 - Pentecost -
Sunday, May 23 (50th day from Easter)

Psalm 21, 105:21, Proverbs 21

May 21 - Ceasefire in Israel! @ 2:00 AM
Israel announces unconditional ceasefire with Hamas, ending Gaza combat
After 11 days, Israel's war with Hamas comes to an end in a fragile ceasefire mediated by Egypt
1 Thessalonians 5:3
Israel and Hamas claim victory after ceasefire - BBC News - Brokered by Egypt
May 21 - M 6.1 - 28 km NW of Dali, China
2021-05-21 13:48:37 (UTC)25.761°N 100.008°E10.0 km depth
M 2.7 - 55 km S of Whites City, New Mexico
2021-05-21 13:50:30 (UTC)31.672°N 104.384°W 6.1 km depth
May 22 - 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits China hours after 6.1-magnitude quake, USGS says

Each year, The Queen appoints a Lord High Commissioner to represent the Sovereign at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
May 21 - This year, Prince William, The Earl of Strathearn has been appointed, and will carry out a week of engagements in Scotland with The Countess of Strathearn.
ScottishCup final set up!

May 21/22 - Scripture readings - Naso/Take 

May 10/11 - Parashah #35 is Naso which means "Take."

Torah Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarahs Judges 13:2-25

Parasha Naso (Elevate): The Lord Bless You and Keep You 

The title of this week’s Parasha, Naso, means lift up or elevate.  It was the term used to take a head count (census) of the children of Israel.  In the Hebrew it reads, 

Lift up the heads” (נָשֹׂא אֶת רֹאשׁ — naso et rosh).

This week, the headcount of the Israelites is completed with a census of the Levites who are between the ages of 30 and 50.  They are to do the work of transporting the Mishkan (Tabernacle).

Besides discussing the duties of the Levites, this Scripture portion also provides the law of the nazir, or Nazirite, and the Aaronic Benediction (Birkat Kohanim — ברכת כהנים), more commonly known as the Priestly Blessing. 

“. . . therefore the priests spread their palms, to say that the Holy One stands behind us.  And so it is written: 

‘There He stands behind our wall, gazing through the window, peering through the lattice.’  (Song of Songs 2:9)  ‘Gazing through the window’—through the fingers of the priests; ‘peering through the lattice’—when they spread their palms, therefore it says ‘Thus shall you bless them.’”  (Tanhuma (Buber) Parashat Naso, Article 15, cited by netivot-shalom)

Psalm 22:3-5, 22:22-23, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Thes. 5:22-23

May 23 - "Peace & safety" in Israel 
US, European airlines restart flights to Israel as ceasefire holds

May 23 - Pentecost Sunday (count 50 days from Easter)
Dan Matson's last post and diagrams (he died April 17, 2021) pointing to May 23 Pentecost.
Ascension to Pentecost and Israel at 73
Iyar 5 and Israel completing 73 Hebrew Years makes these ratios with Jupiter-Venus Conjunction 5.
Website: Signs of the End - A Discovery of Biblical Timelines
April 14, 2021 post -

May 24, 1991 - Operation Solomon brings 14000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel
May 24, 2000 - Israel withdraws from southern Lebanon

May 25, 1961 - 50th Anniversary - John F. Kennedy Commits US To A Moon Landing

Psalm 25:5, 125, Proverbs 25:25

May 26, 2021 - Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) begins: 11:11 UTC
Eclipse visible in the RING OF FIRE earthquake zone!! 
Total lunar eclipse combines with super blood red moon
The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.
"Hawaii has the best seat in the house and then short of that will be California and the Pacific Northwest." This super "blood" moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific — offering the best viewing — as well as the western half of North America, bottom of South America and eastern Asia. The total eclipse will last about 15 minutes , but the entire show will last five hours.
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 2:45 a.m. PDT
Total eclipse begins: 4:11 a.m. PDT - Pacific Daylight Time 
Greatest eclipse: 4:19 a.m. PDT
Total eclipse ends: 4:26 a.m. PDT
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 5:52 a.m. PDT


May 26 Blood-Moon Symmetry is Beyond Coincidence

Updates throughout the month. 

Deceive (nasha) * Lift up (nesa/nasa) * Take/get (nachal)
Do not be deceived. Trust in the Lord and you will be lifted up!!

June 12021 - Pentagon to release a government report on unidentified aerial phenomena (or unidentified flying objects for old-schoolers)
The report is expected to be delivered as early as June 1, and at least part of it will be made available to the public.

May God's word be magnified!!  (Psalm 72:19,  Philippians 1:20) 
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