Tagged: Blood

1945 was the end of WWII. Consider the Shemitah, the Tetrad, and 2015.

I945 was the year of the end of WWII. The killing of Jews of Israel had come to a halt. 1945 was also the year of the Shemitah. So, what’s that? Seven year cycles terminate in a year known as the Shemitah, or the year of “release” in the Sabbatical 7 year cycle. What does that mean? The Shemitah year waives all outstanding debts between Jewish debtors and creditors. Seven  7 year periods in a row, or 49 years leads us to the 50th year, or the year of Jubilee. What is the year of Jubilee? The year of Jubilee deals largely with land, property, and property rights. According to the Bible in Leviticus 25:8-13, slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest. (Wikipedia).

So where am I going with this? The Jubilee year is a year of correction and restoration. Consider the end of WWII and the Jews of what is now the nation of Israel. In 1948 they proclaimed the nation of Israel to be restored. That was after a 2000 year break. The Tetrad followed in 1949 and 1950. It happened again in 1967 and 1968 when the Jews took back Jerusalem in the 6 day war. Consider the Tetrad. What is that? It is 4 Blood Moons that happen and have a special importance when on Jewish holidays. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon. This blocks the sun’s rays from reflecting off the moon as normal. However, some of the sun’s rays curve around the earth causing the moon to appear red during a total eclipse. Because of its vivid color, a total lunar eclipse is often referred to by NASA as a Blood Red Moon. Read more »

Thoughts on December 6th, and 7th.

Before 10:00 a.m. on the morning of December 6th of this year 2014, I called a cowboy friend of mine who lives in Texas and wished him a happy birthday. He was born on Dec. 6th 1941, a day before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. So that this good man is not overwhelmed with a flood of phone calls, I’ll not mention his name. I do know that “Cowboy” is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. That’s a conflict I had a part in – a very small part to be sure. But this is about the willingness to shed the blood, to experience the pain – for a greater purpose.

This thought reminded me of a quote that reads: “Only two forces have ever offered to die for you. 1. Jesus Christ, 2. The American G.I. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.” British Prime Minister Tony Blair was credited with saying that in a speech, but according to Snopes.com, he didn’t say that. It came from an unknown internet forwarder who penned it. Nonetheless, I appreciated what seemed to me that morning of December 6th to indicate somewhat of a parallel. This is not a religious blog per se’ but my thoughts of the time are explained in the paragraphs to follow.

At 6:00 p.m. of the same day December 6th 2014 I attended a dedication ceremony of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness at the Leslie Hale teaching ministry in Tarpon Springs, Florida. More on that in a minute or so. It was the eve of Pearl Harbor Day. Read more »