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.
EnochWalked: Thanks reep. Hmm... "Gantz's mandate to form a government is set to expire at midnight tonight. If he cannot form a government by then, there will be 21 days in which any MK can attempt to form a government...". Midnight? 21 days? (Daniel 10:13)
Nov 20, 2019 9:49:05 GMT -6
EnochWalked: (It's also been pointed out that the two leading candidates are both called "Benjamin", the 12th tribe in e.g. Revelation 7. So two Benjamins represent 12/12.) "The 90th day after the Knesset’s deadline is Tuesday, March 10, which is the holiday of Purim."
Nov 20, 2019 15:51:01 GMT -6
reepicheep: @ew: nice catch with the 21 days in Daniel. As of yesterday evening the return of the mandate is confirmed.
Nov 21, 2019 4:53:15 GMT -6
reepicheep: BTW: The fabricated impeachment attempt comes as no surprise to me. If you stand up for Israel, you will experience attacks.
Nov 21, 2019 5:01:11 GMT -6
marshall: I just searched for a Biblical Research Message Board and found this. Is there a place to help newbys fit in?
Nov 21, 2019 9:50:11 GMT -6
marshall: I am currently interested in determining a Biblical Basis for whether the Human Soul is immortal for both the saved and unsaved or if immortality beyond the second death is conditional on salvation by Jesus Christ.
Nov 21, 2019 9:55:32 GMT -6
marshall: Are the souls of the lost destroyed when Hell and Hades are thrown into the Lake of Fire?
Nov 21, 2019 9:57:20 GMT -6
boraddict: Hi Marshall, I recommend that you start a thread and the discussion will follow.
Nov 21, 2019 11:19:01 GMT -6
mike: Hi Marshall - there are a few schools of thought on this, as boraddict suggests please begin a thread for participation and other will surely share their perspectives
Nov 21, 2019 11:43:38 GMT -6
marshall: Thank You both.
Nov 21, 2019 12:20:11 GMT -6
marshall: I have not been successful locating a place to create a thread. Is this because I just joined or is it there and I'm not recognizing it?
Nov 21, 2019 12:32:38 GMT -6
mike: maybe you need to have a few posts before creating a thread...I will start one for you and TAG you in it. please post to that thread
Nov 21, 2019 12:42:01 GMT -6
mike: I can edit the title for you if you prefer...just post whatever comments or questions and we'll go from there
Nov 21, 2019 12:44:08 GMT -6