There may be something interesting of note in the book of Ezra. I was reading it yesterday and something popped right out at me. Before I get to that let me go over some things and summarize the first Chapters.
Cyrus the Great was convinced by Daniel that Cyrus was going to show up and take Babylon. He did. Daniel showed him the scrolls of Isaiah 44 and 45. Pretty intense to see 200+ year old scrolls with your name in them also telling what you did to take Babylon. LOL.
So in Ezra: Chapter 1, Cyrus says he's going to build the New Temple in Jerusalem and send back all the Jewish slaves as free men and women. Just a side note... I said they are now freed because of what was said about Cyrus in Isaiah 45: And I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city And let My exiles go free, Not for price nor reward
Chapter 2 basically goes over the list of who those people were that were freed. This is a pretty big gathering of people going home all at once from an entire kingdom.
Then Chapter 3... the 1st verse: "And when the seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem."
This isn't a exactly "male child" per say... but "children of Israel"... "as one man"....! And... on the seventh month...! Tishrei 1...!!!! That's Rosh Hashanah!!! Whoa! Feast of Trumpets!
So what I just read from Ezra Chapters 1-3 is that a large gathering(or harvest) of children of Israel (now freed from bondage) are going home to Jerusalem, "as one man", and on Tishrei 1 (Feast of Trumpets) will worship in their new Temple in Jerusalem... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
I'm reading Nehemiah today. Nehemiah is like the book of Ezra with a lot more detail about what happened in Ezra 1-3.
Nehemiah 7 verse 73: ... When the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.
Nehemiah 8 verse 1: Now all the people gathered togetheras one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. 3 Then he read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate from morning until midday, before the men and women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.
This visual matches the book of Ezra. I find this VERY fascinating!
Ezra 3:1 HEB: הַחֹ֣דֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י וּבְנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בֶּעָרִ֑ים NAS: came, and the sons of Israel KJV: was come, and the children of Israel INT: month the seventh and the sons of Israel the cities
I just found this awesome forum yesterday, saw your post here last night, and so back now to join the forum! This is off topic, but are you the same uscg vet from RR forum? Where seems like all of us just got completely SHUT DOWN (was over there and can't even find the thread there; they had locked it and now it's gone).
Anyways, I'm pretty sure you are the same guy, read this thread yesterday and then went to watch the video. Just so happened I'm already subscribed to that you tube channel! Watched, and my mind was thoroughly blown (again... that has been happening a lot lately) at just how AWESOME our God is!!! I'm getting ready to read Ezra and Nehemiah myself, but wanted to thank you for sharing what The Holy Spirit shared with you! Just... wow... it seems never ending, what God has been revealing both to me and to all of us, that for me anyways, started with watching Scotty Clarke's videos on the Revelation 12 sign.
In addition to all you you have shared here, what I thought of immediately as I was watching the youtube video late last night, was how Cyrus "drained the swamp" to take Babylon. Right away I felt such conviction in my spirit, as all we hear about nowadays is "draining the swamp" (in the past 10 minutes I've heard the phrase 4 times on FOX news which is on in the background). History is repeating itself right now, and God told us about it way back in Ezra and Nehemiah! The fact that our President is Trump and VP is Pence and those two words put together sound like "trumpets". Just so much, and the more I delve into His Word the more that is revealed. So much that Daniel foretold that has indeed been "sealed up until the time of the end" and that is now being unsealed. It's such an exciting time to be alive and on this Earth, for those of us whom belong to Jesus, and have eyes to see and ears to hear.
I truly believe that Babylon is The United States. We fit everything said to a T, and now with this new parallel... how Cyrus literally drained the swamp and Trump talks about doing the same all of the time. Add that to the complete debauchery that the USA has become, how we indeed have committed adultery with all the kings of the earth, we have intoxicated the world with the wine of our adulteries (music industry, hollywood, and the list goes on). We indeed are a nation of people, multitudes, languages, and nations. And we have made those across the seas rich, exporting all of our "luxury", and how they will mourn when they see the smoke coming up from what is left of us. The seven heads being 7 nations, the leaders of 7 nations, the 7 continents??? (I don't know.) What I do know, NOW is the time to turn to Jesus for anyone whom hasn't. I truly believe last chance. I'm excited, but also terrified, because there are so many in my family, even my own children, whom I fear will be left behind and I fear they may not even have a chance to turn to Him afterwards, to refuse the mark of the beast, because I fear that America is soon to be destroyed.
Even I myself, I KICK myself on a daily basis for allowing myself to get caught up in the things of this world, to not have spent more time in His Word (how could I have not seen just how awesome and exciting it all is, especially the OT as I always focused on the NT), to have wasted so much time on petty things. And now I feel that even if I study nonstop from now until Jesus takes us home it still won't be enough. I want to know more of Him, be closer to Him, I feel like He is all that matters, just so much has changed for me these past few months. It's like my spirit is crying out to Him and I am so ready to go home! But fearful too, of the unknown a little bit, but mainly for my family... my husband, my children.
bernie: Gary, I agree with EW, an update would be awesome. I had a question as well from the same article. You mentioned the 2018-2028 time frame as an interesting possible window for all of it, and I was wondering if that date range has changed for you? Thanks!
Feb 17, 2020 17:41:08 GMT -6
Servant: FYI, the article said April - May 2019 is the time frame to watch out for.
Feb 17, 2020 20:12:48 GMT -6
mike: interesting info Servant. The world is watching for certain. Some looking in wrong places, nonetheless watching
Feb 18, 2020 8:56:13 GMT -6
Servant: Mike: we are due for a contraction. Final contraction?
Feb 18, 2020 11:59:25 GMT -6
Servant: The revealing of 'messiah' in Israel. I cant imagine the reaction.
Feb 18, 2020 12:04:03 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Servant: Wow. I don't know if these rabbis have made such claims bold predictions before. I look forward to seeing what happens with the election next month, and Netanyahu's trial. Also "There is a Messiah in potential in every generation" sounds familiar.
Feb 18, 2020 16:49:22 GMT -6
Servant: I suggest to take it with a grain of salt. After all, there are many potential candidates for 'messiah'. Still, it's making me . . . uneasy.
Feb 18, 2020 18:06:36 GMT -6
Servant: Reminds me of the warning. "If anyone says to you then, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it." And "So if they say to you, ‘He is in the desert,’ do not go out there; if they say, ‘He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it"
Feb 18, 2020 18:12:13 GMT -6
Servant: I am guessing that they will anoint him or ceremony to establish that he is 'messiah' . Anyway, happening so soon to Peace Deal makes one wonder. . .
Feb 18, 2020 18:15:06 GMT -6
Natalie: I so look forward to when Israel accepts the true Messiah.
Feb 18, 2020 18:35:27 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Thank you for your words of wisdom, Servant and Natalie.
Feb 18, 2020 19:36:18 GMT -6
Servant: Natalie: That would be one of the greatest days ever. I look forward to it.
Feb 18, 2020 20:31:26 GMT -6
Servant: EnochWalked: You are welcome. And I thank everyone here who have been contributing and I hope more people will be attending and grow the community bigger. In time, this site will be useful for those left behind.
Feb 18, 2020 20:38:44 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYoz52izxOc "The Next Most Likely Rapture Timeline" from the "Blessed Hope Forever" channel. He makes a strong case for the Rapture occurring in May 2021. (Making the video seemed to burden him, so I'll pray for him).
Feb 19, 2020 17:09:21 GMT -6
sog: EW. I like it. I've thought myself if not Fall 2020, then Spring 2021 at the latest for a Pre-Trib Rapture. 2024 if Mid-Trib/Pre-Wrath. He does make some assumptions (don't we all), but he makes a strong case if correct. I will pray for him as well.
Feb 19, 2020 19:11:22 GMT -6
mike: EW-I used to watch/listen to this man but after 9/23 he had changed his interpretation of the rapture to mean that every believer experiences the rapture when they die. At that point I dismissed him. I will check out his latest.
Feb 20, 2020 7:02:22 GMT -6