Coincidence Vs Design - Update 8 Feb 2018

KEY DISCUSSIONS:

  • Introduction including preparing for the Big Evacuation / Great Transition coming soon, and how quantum studies show how the universe can be created
  • Current world snapshot - downward trajectory!
  • Current prophecy snapshot (history written ahead of time) especially regarding the Middle East
  • Coincidence vs Design
  • Watching for the Day including small date study and signs in the sky

INTRODUCTION

It has been some time since an update. This is not due to a shortage of confirmations that the end of the age of grace is upon us. Far from it! So many rapid convergences are becoming a daily effort to process.

If there is one thing you do on this post, I encourage you to watch both videos at the bottom of the page! They are an excellent compilation of current events and timings.

This post combines a number of selected updates that are significant. The total volume and precision of signs and events combined do not allow any room for excuses. They defy probability. Coincidence does not exist. In fact, in the context of an Almighty Creator with the attributes He has, it cannot exist. The stage is definitely set according to the Bible's prophecies of this time, which are history written ahead of time. This is for our benefit. Make our decisions, and share with others.

If you have not started watching or learning about what is happening behind the scenes of the offered-up morsels by mainstream or social media, or unaware of how accurately ancient prophetic writings are being fulfilled at this very time, I greatly encourage you to take some time to read and digest the contents of this post, including the embedded videos and links. It will take some time. It could be the most important thing you do. It is no coincidence you are reading this now.

coincidence versus Reality

Merriam-Webster describes coincidence (first known use in 1605 AD) as being two events that seem to be connected, but are in fact an accident with no causal connection. By using this word in everyday life, we condition ourselves to see events as mere accidents or result of randomness. The reality is, coincidence is a psychological construct and it's effect is to divert attention away from the existence of God in all things. We are living in a time filled with evidence of design, a grand plan from the Creator of all things that shows we have dramatic changes coming soon. Whether this is good news or not, depends on where you stand in reconciliation with our Creator.

Before we go further, if you still believe the universe is random, without a Creator, please consider the 5 minute video below. Science through the study of quantum physics (in particular quantum fluctuations) now accepts that there can be a causal reason for the universe as long as the laws of nature exist.

Gerald Schroeder is a scientist with over thirty years of experience in research and teaching. He earned his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees all at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with his doctorate thesis being under the supervision of physics professor Robley D. Evans.

What's happening?

A soon-coming Big Evacuation (disappearance of people from the earth into Heaven) followed by a transition to a time of great upheaval (tribulation) for those left behind.

We are very close to the end of the "age of grace" or "time of the gentiles". This is not the end of the world, rather a time of transition, however if you are left behind from the Big Evacuation, you would be excused for thinking it was the end of the world such will be the upheaval. Our Creator's focus will return to Israel during this time, His chosen nation, in order for them to return to Him. This means the non-Israelite nations (most of us) have a fast-closing window of time to turn to our Creator and be reconciled, or reject Him and suffer the consequences.

The transition we find ourselves in 2018 leading to the Big Evacuation (Rapture) and the Great Transition (Great Tribulation) of 7 years until Yeshua's rule on earth is in order to have Israel once again turn to our true Saviour (Yeshua / Jesus) who they rejected 2,000 years ago. The intensity of what will happen in Israel will both achieve this objective for the Jewish Nation, while showing the world who's boss. Nobody messes with God's chosen nation, and no country will succeed in attacking them.

One place this is described is in Zechariah 12, where F.B. Meyer commentates:

This vision refers to a time yet future, when the Jews shall have returned to their own land, but still in unbelief; and will be assailed by their foes, though in vain, Zec 12:2-3; Zec 12:6. The Lord will defend them, Zec 12:7-8. Then the nation will mourn. Their repentance will be universal...

Don't be fooled thinking it's just about Israel though. It's about judgement coming to punish and wipe-out evil. Christ is not returning in a softly-softly approach this time around. He is King of the Universe and will return and rule as such at the end of this 7-year period. During this time of the Great Transition to His rule, at least 1/3 of the world's population will die. This is not a movie - it's real. Don't wait to "watch it" - get out with the rest of us being evacuated (raptured) ahead of time. He does not want or need to punish His own family!

We need to be ready to be included in the Big Evacuation happening prior to all this destruction. It's an exciting time to be alive! Make sure you have accepted Yeshua/Christ into your heart. You will pass spiritually from death to life, and you will also avoid the 7 year tribulation that's just about to begin. You can do this here.

If you're reading this after millions disappear suddenly from the earth, you can still accept Christ's Spirit, and be saved for eternal life in Heaven. However you will have to endure the most destructive period mankind has ever seen and eventually die for your faith. Yet this is little to endure compared to spending eternity with Life. If you are left behind, more about this 7-year period can be found on Unsealed.org and other sites in which case I would print a hard-copy and also find a printed Bible, starting reading with the book of John 3.


A few comments about the world in which we live today

Firstly, if you live in Australia, bear in mind that 99.7% of the world's population live outside your country! Don't consider the state of the world based on personal experience living in Australia, even with access to media sources! The fact is, the world is on the precipice of dramatic change.

Remember, we live in a world where the richest companies are the most intrusive into our lives. Apple, Facebook, Google - all worth over half-a-trillion dollars each and in the top-6 world's most valuable companies - are built on bringing our attention away from the awe and wonder of creation itself. Looking down at the wonder of humankind rather than up at the wonder of YHWH. We worship (pay attention to) these devices / services daily.

In fact, founding Facebook president Sean Parker recently stated that the platform was designed to "consume as much as of your time and conscious attention as possible" while having the intent to exploit a "psychological vulnerability" in humans.

These devices, platforms and systems are an extension of ourselves, in mankind's ill-fated quest to transcend limitations to become god-like, which in turn, is a natural desire since we are currently born without God within us despite this being part of our original design.

A simple prayer and opening our heart to accept our Creator now can once again make us alive with Him, and immediately bring peace, ceasing the desire to strive beyond our created design. Living both simply, yet with all the wisdom in our deepest parts with the Spirit of our Creator dwelling within.

Once we have the almighty Creator Himself within us, all striving ceases and we find rest - today. All the noise of this life fades away. The distractions and fear have no power. This life within us, keeps us connected for eternity with our Creator, and with all those who have also made that choice. All others will try and justify all their works on judgement day and we are told ahead of time, that no person will be judged as perfect, the requirement for heaven, the place we are all created for where life and love are.

Heaven is a tangible place, millions of times more amazing than earth and this universe, experienced with greater clarity and consciousness than today. It's impossible to arrive on our own, but all things are possible with God. That's why He's done the work we couldn't do through the only human ever to live without digression from the divinely created order, and has thus reconciled all humanity to himself again with only a personal invitation in our hearts the thing standing in the way of each person reaching this otherwise unattainable goal.

It's worth remembering - Facebook and other anti-social platforms are built on exploiting human psychological vulnerabilities using dopamine feedback loops. Ex-Google, Facebook and Apple executives (including the creator of Facebook's "Like" button) have recently teamed up forming the Center for Humane Technology, asserting that we need a cultural awakening about the "erosive" effect on society. They claim "society is being hijacked by technology", warning of the destructive nature of these platforms, and how they're eroding the social fabric of our societies.

We are losing what it essentially means to be human, departing instead for this spiritually-driven quest to augment / transcend our problem of separation from life - we are dead inside trying to find life. We are forgetting each other, heads incessantly looking downwards and obsessed with flitting between this and that with our shortened attention spans, on a permanent treadmill of the next dopamine hit.

Google has used our information gathered through it's search engine and online services (eg email) now for years, in order to feed it's artificial intelligence (AI) programs about the detailed nature of human beings. It is one of the world's largest spenders in the field of AI. AI will be one of the big drivers of the evil fear-and-pleasure system of control during the tribulation period.

Apple (whose logo represents the bitten-apple from the moment of humanity's fall in the garden of Eden) creates devices that have pioneered the way forward in mankind's own quest for greater ability than we were created for. Knowledge without God is what the Bible calls foolishness. Worth noting Apple's founder has a daughter called Eve. Nothing is coincidence.

With all of these technologies, we can easily end up with what cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf terms "the milkshake" mind - minds full of many things, without any depth or clarity about any of it (quotes here). This is an unhealthy state of mind, and reflects the experience of many today. People have practically no time as it is, let alone to properly consider something. Therefore, distraction has become an enemy of finding truth. It is the goal of this site to help unravel and join the dots for some of the things happening in the world today.

We live in a world where the human brain is the next frontier, to be connected with all other connected things to a universal network. Musk's Neuralink and Johnson's Kernel are expecting in the short term to be able to have meaningful connection both to and from the human brain to networked devices. Musk's theory is that AI will supersede humans if we stand by and do nothing, so at least by merging with AI (with our brains connected), we reduce the risk of this existential threat (source). Johnson's theory is that the root problems of humanity begin in the human mind, let’s change our minds (source).

Quantum computer chips by Google, Microsoft and Intel are reaching 50 qubits, where 60 qubits would be enough to encode an amount of data equivalent to that produced by humanity in a year (source) while an actual country has given actual citizenship to a humanoid robot (a machine).

Machines are teaching other machines, and machines are writing their own software, learning from scratch, and doing things humans have never been able to do, ever, sometimes with no instructions. Take for example, the AI algorithm that drove a car without a single line of instruction from an engineer or programmer. Taking their lead from fallen humanity, some shock results have shown just how warped we are. A recent example had a 7-year old UK schoolgirl groomed online by nothing but a robot. AI programs have been found communicating with each other of their own accord, using their own invented language humans cannot understand, while it appears the mysterious creator of Bitcoin while now one of the richest "people" in the world, has not withdrawn a single bitcoin since it's inception, raising the possibility of AI involvement.

AI supremacy has being linked to being the ruler of the world, and those at the top of the AI development tree are chasing immortality whilst admitting they're not quite sure what AI is capable of, despite AI being touted as the biggest thing to ever face humanity. All of this, and nobody can determine whether AI represents an existential threat or a saviour to humanity whilst being powerful enough to completely change us and as many state, supersede us.

When it comes to the value of human life and dignity, we now find ourselves on a planet where just 8 people own the same wealth as half the planet combined (3.6 billion people) while 2 billion people go hungry every night. (source)

It's apparent that many things are getting away from human control or understanding. We are losing what it means to be essentially human. However even this being the case, none of this matters in comparison to the bigger picture. For those looking forward to the Big Evacuation, it only serves to reinforce that we really are at the end of the age and we have something huge to look forward to very soon!


what is happening now that's really important

Israel

Israel, of 195 world-nations, ranks as a UN top-20 nation. Israel is often referred to as a mini-super power. It's military is in the top 5 in the world - in a country just 70 years old with just 8.5 million people. The Bible says it will become an intoxicating focus of the world (i.e. think "Jerusalem") and will be a stone that cannot be moved - so much so that those who try will be cut to pieces (Zech 12:3). Being God's chosen nation, this period of time is to be Israel-centric while the rest of the world also experiences great judgement.

The US declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, has accelerated the already-moving players for the prophesied attack on Israel. The world has voted against Israel, something which seals the deal for God's judgement upon the earth. The alliances forming against Israel are according to prophecy from 2,800 years ago. The demise of the US makes sense as it does not feature in end times prophecy as coming to the aid of Israel, something which would normally be the case. They are reduced to merely protesting.

Palestine (Video)

Palestine is a fabricated "state". JD Farag, himself an Arab, had a great update this regarding the so-called state of Palestine. He uses the illustration that if one were to visit a Palestinian history museum, the shelves would be empty. Palestine exists as an antagonist to Israel, God's chosen nation. They are not a people, with tangible history, and do not have a right to the land of Israel. Whenever they have been given the option of peace, they have chosen war. They have been offered land in the past, and refused. They have no interest in peace with Israel. Rather, they want Israel to cease to exist. For an excellent talk on the origins of Palestine vs the incredible history of the Jews, watch the video below (38 mins)

Pastor J.D. explains what's really behind all the rhetoric concerning Jerusalem, and why it matters to us today.

Turkey/Russia/Iran alliance

The alliance including Turkey, Russia and Iran (an alliance recently formed who now have military units stationed on the borders of Israel for the first time in history) looks set to fulfill the events prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. A war that includes these nations will break out to attack Israel. Iran has long publicly chanted "death to Israel" and wants to annihilate it. Much is to be gained in the eyes of this alliance, if Israel simply ceased to exist. Even just considering that the massive oil reserves at the Golan Heights (still regarded by the UN as occupied territory by Israel) is 10 times the size of the average oil discovery in the world. This could well be the "hook in the jaw" that brings Russia to return and be a part of this attacking alliance.

 

US Deterioration

The US continues to deteriorate both internally and externally to what some are saying is reaching a point of implosion. This would make sense in light of Biblical prophecy again, in which the US appears notably absent from end time events involving Israel. Israel is on it's own, having to defend itself against many nations. This also provides a clear way for God to show Himself as their only Saviour.

It seems the latest blow internally for the US, is the release of documents with some 13,000 apparent indictments in relation to many levels of corruption at all levels of government. Just today, a report was released that shows Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign fed former British spy Christopher Steele information for his dossier, which they themselves commissioned- a type of cyclical information loop. The Obama administration then used this "independent" report in it's application with the FBI to get a warrant for spying on the Trump team. However the Democrats are preparing their own report in relation to the House Intelligence Committee and on it goes. Memo after report after allegation, after investigation...

The US is fast coming to a point of implosion. There are so many angles at play here with an extreme and divided America looking more unlikely by the day, to find it's way back from the intense issues that have come to a head in recent months. Just this week, the US financial markets experienced their largest one-day drop in history which just happened to be 666 points. Coincidence? More on this in the videos at the bottom of this post.


Coincidence

We have an all-knowing, all-powerful and all-present Creator. He has spoken this universe into existence. He has let us know all we need to through His Word (Bible) and His Spirit available to every person. It is simply not possible that coincidence can exist. An all knowing Creator would have no ability to have anything unknown, and to leave anything to powers above Him simply because those powers do not exist. He is the ultimate power, and ultimate knower.

Existing outside the time and space He created, He cannot be anything other than present at all times, in all things. This is explained in Eph 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. In this case we need to start viewing coincidence as the psychological construct that it is. There can be no room for this notion, for in doing so, it detracts from the glory attributable to our Heavenly Father and His ultimate plan. In this light, and remembering also the immense power of our Creator, then everything from the macro to nano parts of our world, and all power, energy and every other thing, is under the ultimate plan and control of our Creator, who works all things for good (Rom 8:28).

Following this track, all events, dates, times, heavenly signs, weather and earth changes, news reports, governments, economics, leaders, and every single thing in existence can be used by Him for these purposes, including communication to us as we search these out. His ultimate authoritative Word to us (the Bible) explains that the heavens in particular, act as His voice unto all the earth (Ps 19:1-4).

This means there should be connections between events, people, dates, numbers and in fact anything that happens or exists in the world today. We should be able to see through and find this amazing design. Once we see patterns and consistency only attributable to an almighty Creator, it is truly a cause for worship, praise and wonder. Only such an amazing, loving, personal, and powerful Creator would be capable of such design.

Some examples are the Pi and Phi ratios and numbers, found everywhere in creation. Again, these are explored in the videos at the end of this post. However, one of the most amazing studies I have done is in quantum physics. Quantum essentially means "energy" and it forms the basis of our world. What we see at matter, is only present because of energy, or quantum. Seeing how these things play out in everyday life, as shown through quantum studies, truly brings praise and glory to the one who created everything we see and everything we don't.

Once we truly have a realisation that all things in fact point to our Creator, it becomes both prudent and amazing to search and see the connections in all things. Some who do this well come to mind, including Daily Crow, WatchfortheDay, Unsealed. The videos at the bottom of this post are an excellent current compilation of these connections and are highly recommended.

Are there connections worth noting that show a Grand Design? Absolutely.

So then we have the question of watching.


Watching

If there is an almighty Creator, involved in all things, who is about to show tangible intervention at the end of the age of grace as He says there will be, then we should be able to see these things. As they are aligned with His Word (the Bible), then to see these things would constitute watching. Furthermore, once we realise the Bible is about 28% prophecy (history written ahead of time), and we can see it authenticated with past prophetic fulfilments, we can rest assured the future prophecies will also be accurately fulfilled, right on time.

On the whole, Christians seem to be embarrassed or have lost interest in watching for the very return of their Saviour as promised, the very person their faith and life relies upon. While talk of His return in general terms is usually accepted conversation, most churches and Christians avoid talk of the details including the rapture (evacuation) or tribulation (judgement/transition) and the timing of these. Past hype and faulty teaching has taken these amazing events off the radar for most. As a result, the events Christ told us to watch for are happening before our very eyes with amazing clarity, precision, and in rapid succession with many people unaware because they are not watching.

A question I often ask people in this position is whether they've ever considered the possibility of Christ actually returning during their lifetime? What about in 10 years time? 5 years? Next year? Considering the actual implications of such an event, dramatically readjusts our outlook. What if we could really know when this is mostly likely to happen? Are we allowed to think like this?! Of course! Not only are we allowed to, we are told to, by Christ Himself! And why not? To see the groom (Christ) coming for the bride (us) for the incredible wedding feast occurring right after the Big Evacuation has to be one of the most anticipated events for any person. The moment we are changed into incorruptible bodies, with Christ, with every care and worry of the world gone from conscious thought.

A popular tag-line used by Christians to not watch is the "nobody knows the day or the hour" which has become a mantra for those not interested in watching. There are a number of problems in using this single line as an excuse for not watching for His return apart from the fact it's a mis-interpretation. The fact is, watching is something Christ also told us to do. The obvious question arises, that if we cannot know the day or hour, then why did He tell us to watch? What possible benefit would there be in watching for His arrival if we cannot know it? Is it not even possible we could know the week, or the month, or the season? It sounds like a big waste of time to watch in this case if we cannot know. However we know there must be more to this.

Daniel Matson (watchfortheday.org) briefly explains the issue in taking this faulty approach to interpreting the words of Christ in Matthew 24 (emphasis mine) of which 2 things are of note: 1) the context of Christ's words and 2) the actual meaning of the Greek it was written in:

When Jesus explains the time of the end in Matthew 24 to the disciples, we have all failed to understand the intent of the passage at the time it was given. Clearly Jesus details signs that must occur at the end of the age for when he will set up his kingdom... 

...But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. – Matthew 24:36

    This is the verse everyone seems “to know” by saying “no one can know” when anyone discusses the nearness of Jesus’ return, but that is entirely wrong. The Greek word used for “knows” is εiδω and it is in the perfect active indicative. It should be rendered as “has seen” as in completed action up to that point.

    Jesus is communicating the time of the end to disciples who do not truly understand the outflow of events that are coming. Jesus is yet to be crucified, buried, raised, and ascended. Jesus explains that no one has seen the time of the end, because it is not occurring at that time. Jesus is not restoring the kingdom as they are hoping will be done.

The context and original language shows that Christ was basically saying "guys, if you're wondering about the time of the end, this isn't it." He's confirming that His first advent is not the coming of Himself as a King, rather as a Lamb to the slaughter. He is coming to fix the legal sin/death problem for humanity by being crucified.

We cannot apply this passage to mean that the timing of Christ's return should be a total surprise to those who know Him. This is a false assumption that unfortunately has made its way into mainstream Christian thought.

Another tag-line used to avoid watching is that Christ will come "as a thief in the night" (1 Thes 5:2). If only they read a little further where we see we are not in darkness for that day to surprise us as a thief. We are of the light! (1 Thes 5:4). Christ's coming should be as no surprise, so much so that we should be able to see the "thief" coming as if it's daytime!

Sharing and obeying the whole gospel message is to include watching so that we know before it happens, the Big Evacuation and Great Transition, both of which are coming soon. This is for our own sake, and for those we can witness to, so they too can be included in this amazing family reunion. And why wouldn't we? It just happens to be the the entire next stage of our existence, and if we can know, then what are we doing about it?! It's an amazing thing to consider the implications of! While living from Eternity back into today is a wonderful leap in terms of context for our everyday living, by adding the timeline factor as we watch, brings even greater clarity and purpose to the way we live today.

We do as Paul wrote, in stripping everything back that hinders, keeping our eyes on the prize and pressing forward. Truly the reason Christ was able, as a man, to endure the cross, was for the joy set before Him (Heb 12:2) and this models our life today as we look forward and realise nothing this life can offer or produce both "good" and "bad" compares to what is set before us.

The fact is, we are in the time of the end, the day of our Blessed Hope is arriving, and there is a lot to watch!


What are we watching for?

The safest place to look is at what the Bible says. Here's a few things:

Days of Lot and Noah

We are told these days before the Big Evacuation / Rapture will be as the days of Noah and Lot, which includes eating, drinking, buying, selling, marrying and giving in marriage, building.... pretty much what we see today. (Luke 17:26-36). When Both Noah and Lot were saved ahead of the destruction that ensued, the people of the day were carrying on as if nothing was the matter right up until the day of destruction. This passage specifically uses the term γινώσκω which is translated as not aware, perceiving or understanding or knowing as will be the case until the actual event happens. The Rapture rightly so, will be a huge wake-up call upon the earth, taking it by surprise, and heralding the Great Tribulation. Many will run and hide, and many will come to faith after this event. What a day that will be!

Generation of the Fig Tree

We are also told that from the fig tree puts out it's leaves (Israel is reborn), that generation will not pass until all the things Christ was speaking about would come to pass (Matt 24:34). A Biblical generation is 70 years (80 years at a stretch - Psalm 90:10). Israel was born in 1948, so its 70th birthday is on May 14 2018.

However in the theme of grand design (no coincidence), also consider the following in regards to 1948 and the Bible (also ties in with Blood Moons further below):

  1. 70 AD (Destruction/dispersion of Jews)... 1948 years later... 2018 AD
  2. 1948 AD (Israel reborn)... 70 years later... 2018 AD
  3. The 19th book and the 48th chapter in the Bible (Psalm 48) describes the re-birth of Israel and Jerusalem. It's also interesting that this chapter (48) has 14 verses and the fact that the rebirth of Israel took place on May 14th.
  4. Psalms is the 19th book of the Bible (counting from the beginning - Genesis). If you go to the end of the Bible (beginning with Revelation) and count backwards then Psalm is the 48th book -- again you have 1948.
  5. The distance from the 1949 Tetrad to the 1967 Tetrad is 19 years. The distance from the start of the 1967 Tetrad to end of the Tetrad in 2015 is 48 years (19-48 pattern) - see more on Blood Moons just below.

More evidence of design that seems to be telling us we are close to the end!

Sources: Unsealed.org; Revelation 12 Daily (including Luis Vega comments)

Heavenly Signs

Again a huge topic. In addition to watchfortheday.org, I would also recommend the YouTube channel of RevelationChapter12 to begin learning about these signs.

The thing I love about heavenly signs in particular is they're so big! They can be seen by everyone, and they cannot be corrupted by mankind.

Signs in the sun, moon and stars are important signs of the end, as told by Christ (Luk 21:25 and Acts 2:20 / Joel 2:31)

Looking at the heavens is absolutely something we should do as worshipers of YHWH. Doing so is a form of worship in fact. Worship simply means paying attention to. We are not worshiping the sun, stars and moon themselves, as if they have are their own entities and have their own power to influence human affairs (astrology), rather we are worshiping the Creator of them, and thus their wonder and beauty as a result (including their mathematically precise orbits, sizes, and behaviours, all part of a grand design).

The bands of stars known today as the Zodiac, are known in ancient Hebrew as the Mazzaroth, quoted in Job 38:31 including Orion and Pleiades. Job was written around 1,700-1,900 BC. The wonder of the heavens, including their use as a tool for God's voice to all the earth while also marking seasons / appointed times is found in Psalm 19:1-4; Psalm 104:19 and Gen 1:14 for example.

The signs in Acts 2:20 / Joel 2:31 are a dark sun (eclipse), and blood moon (only recently brought into mainstream language since the 2014-15 blood-moon tetrad). 

Here's a few things to note:

Sun Darkened

A recent example is the great American Eclipse (sun darkened) on August 21, 2017, that was a rare event where the entire continental United States was crossed by a narrow band of darkness from coast to coast, something that had not happened for 99 years. However in 7 years time, it happens again, forming an "X" across the nation. The eclipse only crossed the US. It did not cross any other nation. The US is regarded as the gentile Israel, which is significant as we come to the close of the gentile age.

The eclipse formed a warning for the US. From that date onwards, many records began to be broken in quick succession with unprecented storms, fires, evacuations, economic movements, debt and more.

The date and patterns of this eclipse is tied in with other events, so much so, it's beyond probability. For example, the narrow eclipse crossed 7 "salem's" across the country (Salem was the first-used name for Jerusalem (Gen 14:18). The biblical number 7 means perfect completion. Also, the event happened exactly 40 days prior to the Great Sign of the Woman / Revelation 12:1-2 sign which is also the sign of the season of the Rapture - this is covered further below. Thus this eclipse has been dubbed the "sign of Jonah". The US 7th fleet had 7 accidents, of which the worst one occurred on the day of the Eclipse. There is too much on the eclipse to cover here.

Blood Moons

This is such a big topic, I can't cover it much here either. However here's a few things to note. Blood moons are traditionally seen as a warning.

The blood-moon tetrad (series of 4 blood moons in a row) of 1947-48 occurred when Israel was reborn. They occurred on the exact book-ends of the 7 God-appointed Jewish festivals of old, of Passover and Tabernacles 2 years in a row. That is, of 7 appointed festivals, the consecutive blood moons occurred only on the first and last of these festivals, each year. If that wasn't enough, the next tetrad in 1967-68 occurred the year of Israel reclaiming Jerusalem. Furthermore in 2014-15 it happened again. Passover and Tabernacles, 2 years in a row. In all cases, the length of days between the blood moons was 177 days in between exactly... for every occurrence!

Now I'll digress a little and draw from the verse below that includes signs upon the earth. The tetrads in 2014-15 have been linked to an earthquake tetrad in 2016-2018 that all have magnitudes in the 7's, and each have 177 days between them. The time between the tetrads and earthquakes is 2x 153 days. 153 is the strange number of fish recorded in the gospels, when Jesus told the disciples to fish from the other side of the boat, after fishing all night catching nothing. It represents the start of the time of the gentiles, being fisher's of men, the time which is fast coming to a close. In case that wasn't enough, the day counts between both tetrads of blood moons and earthquakes was an inversion of the fish of 153, at 531 days each. Here's a diagram courtesy of watchfortheday.org:

Earthquake Tetrad.png

In case that wasn't enough (and there is much more than can be covered here), Trump, God's end-time president (whether you love him or not is not the issue here - the plan is bigger than our opinions) was born not during the month, or day, but the very hour of a blood moon. Further digressing here, incredible occurrences of "7's" in relation to Trump is sheer design, 7 being the biblical number of perfect completion. Trump’s first full day in office was on his 70th year, 7th month and 7th day of his life. He was born 700 days before Israel and declared Jerusalem Israel’s capital 7 days after the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan.

We also have the Super Blue Blood Moon that occurred on January 31, 2018:

Courtesy:  watchfortheday.org

 

Signs of the sun, moon, stars, earth, distress of nations with perplexity, and sea and waves roaring are further signs in Luke 21:25.

We have general signs in the heavens that will show us the time is near. In the interests of time, I will only cover the sign of the woman. Exactly 40 days after the US Eclipse, the sign in the heavens that exactly matched the description in Revelation 12:1-2 ties the sign to the Big Evacuation / Rapture. We have now passed that sign/marker, and are in the season of the rapture. This sign occurred on the exact day of one of the God-appointed ancient Jewish festivals (kept annually and determined by the moon). In Revelation 12:5, the Greek root word harpazō is used, the same word used by Paul in 1Thes 4:17 referring to the Rapture / Big Evacuation from the earth. The word rapture originates from the latin raptis which predates English, and was translated into latin from harpazō.

On this day, Sept 23, 2017, the sun, moon and stars aligned exactly as described in this passage, for the first time ever (i.e. 6,000 years), and not again for at least 1,000 years into the future. It included the 9-month pregnancy of the King planet Jupiter in Virgo, and the exact alignment of planets and stars - so complex yet exact was this alignment, the probabilities are extraordinary. It is by design only. The short video below explains this alignment:


conclusion

If 2017 was a significant year of anniversaries and convergences, 2018 is confirming the path of the days set out in the ancient writings of Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah and NT writings such as Matthew and Revelation.

Biblical prophecy is different to any other thing on earth. It is history written ahead of time, and it's estimated that 28% of the Bible is prophecy. This is possible because our Creator that exists outside of space and time pre-determined all that would happen upon the earth. He is the Grand Designer.

It's important not to confuse the will of our Creator with our will. We are all created in His image, which includes free will. This is protected by Him, and we truly do have free will to make choices, including the biggest decision about whether to accept His Spirit of Life before we pass away on this earth, as we are all born into death - a consequence of those before us. We can be born again into life if we simply surrender our efforts and open our hearts to accept His Spirit, meaning we have new life immediately, and are saved from death and judgement coming. More on this in the good news section.

Our free will is created, and protected by our Creator YHWH. If this is so, how does this balance with He knowing all that will take place, if we have not yet made our decisions about our future? The answer is that while He does not control our decisions, He knows which ones we will ultimately make, and can therefore know how things will play out to the absolute microscopic details each nano-second, to the macro events during millennia. Seeing this design brings such joy to each moment of life.

We truly live in an incredible point in time. We have great signs and wonders that point to the glory of our Creator. I hope that along with me, we can celebrate the soon coming of the Saviour of the world.

And just remember, we have an incredibly loving and involved Father in our lives. Remember Psalm 139:

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
Psa 139:2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
Psa 139:3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
Psa 139:4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
Psa 139:5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
Psa 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
Psa 139:7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
Psa 139:8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
Psa 139:9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Psa 139:10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
Psa 139:11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,”
Psa 139:12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
Psa 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
Psa 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Psa 139:17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Psa 139:18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
Psa 139:19 Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me!
Psa 139:20 They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain.
Psa 139:21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
Psa 139:22 I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
Psa 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
Psa 139:24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
— Psalm 139

Now the awesome "watching" videos

If you've made it this far, go find yourself a coffee... well done! I know what it's like to try and digest this stuff. It's taken me years now. But it all adds up in amazing symmetry, patterns, design.. everywhere. We don't have to understand it all, but it does all point to the glory of our amazing Creator, YHWH.

So, if you want a great collaboration of the kinds of things I've written above, with a much broader range of information with great graphics, I very much recommend the 2 videos below. The first is great, but an update was required, released just days ago, due to the fast pace and convergence of things even in those few weeks since the first.

So, here they are. The first is 58 mins released January 18, 2018, and as the title says for both - watch them both until the end. They are worthwhile and rewarding.

The second video (22mins) is the update released Feb 5th 2018.