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The Witness January 2010

70 Years are Determined for your People

Seventy weeks of years, or 490 years are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city Jerusalem, to finish and put an end to transgression, to seal up and make full the measure of sin, to purge away and make expiation and reconciliation for sin, to bring in everlasting righteousness (permanent moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) to seal up vision and prophecy and prophet, and to anoint a Holy of Holies. (Dan 9:24) Ampl I praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who made it possible to be able to have come to this point in recording and breaking open the prophecies as they were revealed to two of us at same time, as a witness for the sake of the Great Name of our Master Yeshua, allowing us to write the Fasting Journal of 2002. Although all the revelation of these signs started on the 9th of May 2001, about 9 years ago, these things are about to come to The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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pass now. God has held us back for 9 years, determining the exact time to release and open up the prophesies that were hidden for many generations. Israel has always been God’s clock for all the nations around her. All the prophets have prophesied about Israel restoration, but before Israel’s sin can be paid, her purification has to take place first. 70 Years have been decreed for Israel as was revealed by the angel Gabriel to Daniel, as was prophesied: “Know therefore and understand: That from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until [the coming of] the Anointed One, a Prince, Shall be seven weeks [of years] and sixty-two weeks [of years]; (69 Weeks=483 Years) It shall be built again with [city] square and moat, but in troublous times. (Took 7 Weeks = 7 x 6 + 4 to rebuild Jerusalem = 46 Years) [John 2:20] 26 And after the sixty-two weeks of years shall the Anointed One be cut off or killed and shall have nothing and no one belonging to and defending Him. And the people of the other prince who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood; and even to the end there shall be war, and desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week or seven years. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease for the remaining three and one-half years; and upon the wing or pinnacle of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator. (Dan 9:25-27) Ampl In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, in the month of Abib, which is the real beginning of the religious Jewish calendar, the command went out, to restore and rebuilt Jerusalem. God had for known, that 7 Weeks and 62 Weeks had to pass until the Messiah – Yeshua aMashiach would be anointed, 483 Years later, because He is eternal, and outside of time. Many have assumed that the day on which the command was given was the first day of the first month, but this date is not given in exact detail. This is often confused with the decree that king Artaxerxes, son of Xerxes, or Ahasuerus, king of Persia, gave in his seventh year to rebuild the temple, when he gave a decreed to Ezra the scribe: 12 “Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, scribe of the instructions of the God of heaven: Greetings. 13 I make a decree that all of the people of Israel and of their priests and Levites in my realm, who offer freely to go up to Jerusalem, may go with you.” And later the purpose of this decree was given by the king, saying: 20 And whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall have occasion to provide, provide it out of the king's treasury. (Ezra 7:12-13 & 20) Ampl This command was given around the end of the year, for Ezra the scribe left Babylon on the first of the first Jewish month – Abib 1.

The First Month of the Year - Abib There has been much dispute over the real beginning of the Jewish year and the first month of the year. According to the Sanhedrin in Israel, the Day called ‘Rosh Hashana’ is the beginning of the New Year. But YHWH who never changes, in His that Word never changes, presets this day, because all the rest of the Feasts of YHWH are determined on this specific day. If this day is wrong all the rest of the days are wrong and then we will not see the fulfilment of these Feasts as they prefigured the time of the coming of Yeshua as the Lamb of God, nor the Second coming of Christ Jesus, because Yeshua will fulfil all the Feasts to the exact day and time. According to God’s command to Moses, YHWH said: 2 This month shall be to you the beginning of months, the first month The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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of the year to you.” (Ex 12:2) Ampl Then later God gave the name of this first month, calling it Abib, as was written by Moses in the Torah, saying: “This day you go forth in the month Abib.” (Ex 13:4) Ampl God gave very specific instructions to His prophet Moses, explaining what the Israelites had to do to be saved from the hand of the Egyptians and from the plagues that God would send upon all the land. God also explained the counting of the days and marked the feast days’ beginnings and their ends, as was instructed, saying: 3 Tell all the congregation of Israel, On the tenth day of this month they shall take every man a lamb or kid, according to [the size of] the family of which he is the father, a lamb or kid for each house. 4 And if the household is too small to consume the lamb, let him and his next door neighbour take it according to the number of persons, every man according to what each can eat shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb or kid shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; you shall take it from the sheep or the goats. 6 And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall each kill his lamb in the evening. 7 They shall take of the blood and put it on the two side posts and on the lintel [above the door space] of the houses in which they shall eat [the Passover lamb]. [Matt. 26:28; John 1:29; Heb. 9:14.] 8 They shall eat the flesh that night roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw nor boiled at all with water, but roasted--its head, its legs, and its inner parts. 10 You shall let nothing of the meat remain until the morning; and the bones and inedible bits, which remain of it until morning you shall burn with fire. 11 And you shall eat it thus: [as fully prepared for a journey] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment [proving their helplessness]. I am the Lord. 13 The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon [the doorposts of] the houses where you are, [that] when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt. [I Cor. 5:7; Heb. 11:28.] 14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial. You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations, keep it as an ordinance forever. 15 [In celebration of the Passover in future years] seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16 On the first day you shall hold a solemn and holy assembly, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn and holy assembly; no kind of work shall be done in them, save preparation of that which every person must eat that only may be done by you. 17 And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore shall you observe this day throughout your generations as an ordinance forever. 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread and continue until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. (Ex 12:3-18) Ampl

Biblical Leap Years The Biblical year begins with the first New Moon after the barley in Israel reaches the stage in its ripeness called Abib. The period between one year and the next is either 12 or 13 lunar months. Because of this, it is important to check the state of the Barley crops at the end of the 12th month. If the barley is Abib at this time, then the The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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following New Moon is Hodesh Ha-Aviv ("New Moon of the Abib"). If the barley is still immature, we must wait another month and then check the barley again at the end of the 13th month. By convention, a 12-month year is referred to as a Regular Year while a 13th month year is referred to as a Leap Year. This should not be confused with Leap Years in the Gregorian (Christian) Calendar, which involve the "intercalation" (addition) of a single day (Feb. 29). In contrast, the Biblical Leap Year involves the intercalation of an entire lunar month ("Thirteenth Month", also called "Adar Bet"). In general, it can only be determined whether a year is a Leap Year a few days before the end of the 12th Month. Where is Abib Mentioned in the Hebrew Bible? The story of the Exodus relates "This day you are going out in the month of the Abib." (Ex 13:4). To commemorate that we left Egypt in the month of the Abib, we are instructed to bring the Passover sacrifice and celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzot) at this time of year. In Deut 16:1 we are commanded: "Keep the month of the Abib and make the Passover (sacrifice) to YHWH your God at night, because in the month of the Abib YHWH your God took you out of Egypt". [click here to hear the verse in Hebrew!] Similarly, we are commanded in Ex 23:15: "You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded you, at the time of the month of the Abib, because in it you went out of Egypt." The same is commanded in Ex 34:18: "You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as have I commanded you, at the time of the month of the Abib, because in the month of the Abib you went out of Egypt." What is Abib? Abib indicates a stage in the development of the barley crops. This is clear from Ex 9:31-32 which describes the devastation caused by the plague of hail: "And the flax and the barley were smitten, because the barley was Abib and the flax was Giv'ol. And the wheat and the spelt were not smitten because they were dark (Afilot)." The above passage relates that the barley crops were destroyed by the hail while the wheat and spelt were not damaged. To understand the reason for this we must look at how grain develops. When grains are early in their development they are flexible and have a dark green colour. As they become ripe they take on a light yellowish hue and become more brittle. The reason that the barley was destroyed and the wheat was not is that the barley had reached the stage in its development called Abib and as a result had become brittle enough to be damaged by the hail. In contrast, the wheat and spelt were still early enough in their development, at a stage when they were flexible and not susceptible to being damaged by hail. The description of the wheat and spelt as "dark" (Afilot) indicates that they were still in the stage when they were deep green and had not yet begun to lighten into the light yellowish hue which characterizes ripe grains. In contrast, the barley had reached the stage of Abib at which time it was no longer "dark" and at this point it probably had begun to develop golden streaks. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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Parched Abib We know from several passages that barley which is in the state of Abib has not completely ripened, but has ripened enough so that its seeds can be eaten parched in fire. Parched barley was a commonly eaten food in ancient Israel and is mentioned in numerous passages in the Hebrew Bible as either "Abib parched (Kalui) in fire" (Lev 2,14) or in the abbreviated form "parched (Kalui/ Kali)" (Lev 23:14; Jos 5:11; 1 Sam 17:17; 1 Sam 25:18; 2 Sam 17:28; Ruth 2:14). While still early in its development, barley has not yet produced large enough and firm enough seeds to produce food through parching. This early in its development, when the "head" has just come out of the shaft, the seeds are not substantial enough to produce any food. At a later stage, the seeds have grown in size and have filled with liquid. At this point the seeds will shrivel up when parched and will only produce empty skins. Over time the liquid is replaced with dry material and when enough dry material has amassed the seeds will be able to yield "barley parched in fire". Abib and the Harvest The month of the Abib is the month which commences after the barley has reached the stage of Abib. 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the month the barley has moved beyond the stage of Abib and is ready to be brought as the "wave-sheaf offering" (Hanafat HaOmer). The "wave-sheaf offering" is a sacrifice brought from the first stalks cut in the harvest and is brought on the Sunday which falls out during Passover (Hag HaMatzot). This is described in Lev 23:10-11: "When you come to the land which I give you, and harvest its harvest, you will bring the sheaf of the beginning of your harvest to the priest. And he will wave the sheaf before YHWH so you will be accepted; on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest will wave it." From this it is clear that the barley, which was Abib at the beginning of the month, has become harvest-ready 1521 days later (i.e. by during Passover). Therefore, the month of the Abib can not begin unless the barley has reached a stage where it will be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks later. That the barley must be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks into the month of the Abib is also clear from Deut 16:9 which states: "From when the sickle commences on the standing grain you will begin to count seven weeks." From Lev 23:15 we know that the seven weeks between Passover (Hag Hamatzot) and Pentecost (Shavuot) begin on the day when the wave-sheaf offering is brought (i.e. the Sunday which falls out during Passover): "And you shall count from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day you bring the sheaf of waving; they will be seven complete Sabbaths or 49 days." Therefore, the "sickle commences on the standing grain" on the Sunday during Passover, i.e. 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the month of the Abib. If the barley is not developed enough so that it will be ready for the sickle 2-3 weeks later, then the month of the Abib can not begin and we must wait till the following month. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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It should be noted that not all the barley ripens in the Land of Israel at the same time. The wave-sheaf offering is a national sacrifice brought from the first fields to become harvest-ready. However, the first-fruit offerings brought by individual farmers can vary in ripeness anywhere from "Abib parched in fire" to fully ripe grain, which may be brought "crushed" or "coarsely ground". This is what is meant in Lev 2:14: "And when you bring a first-fruit offering to YHWH; you shall bring your first-fruit offering as Abib parched in fire or crushed Carmel" (Carmel is grain, which has hardened beyond Abib to the point where it can be "crushed" or "coarsely ground"). All of the above passages have been translated directly from the Hebrew and it is worth noting that the King James translators seem to have only understood the various Hebrew agricultural terms very poorly. In Lev 2:14 they translated Carmel as "full ears" and "Abib" as "green ears" whereas in Lev 23:14 they translated Carmel as "green ears"!

In summation, barley which is in the state of Abib has 3 characteristics: 1. It is brittle enough to be destroyed by hail and has begun to lighten in colour (it is not "dark"). 2. The seeds have produced enough dry material so it can be eaten parched. 3. It has developed enough so that it will be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks later. To read more about the Abib including: Abib-based calendar and Abib Reports

Yeshua the Anointed of YHWH vs. The other Prince In the middle of the 70th prophetic week, Yeshua was cut off, but not for Himself. Jesus Christ, the perfect sacrifice came and were revealed to the world, through the prophet John the Baptist, as the apostle John wrote about him, saying: 6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. [Mal. 3:1.] 7 This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it, adhere to it, trust it, and rely upon it, through him. 8 He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light. 9 There it was the true Light was then coming into the world, the genuine, perfect and steadfast Light that illumines every person. [Isa. 49:6.] (John 1:6-19) Ampl God had to prepare the world for the coming of Yeshua our Saviour and Redeeming Lamb of sacrifice. 3.5 Years later Yeshua was killed, not one of His bones, being broken, as was prefigured by the pure lamb, without blemish, which had to be killed on the evening of Passover. God’s timing has been preset and predetermined before the world begun, setting His clock according to His Feasts, which He gave His people Israel to keep, as an everlasting memorial. Yeshua was anointed as God’s perfect choice, on the day of His baptism, when YHWH spoke out of heaven, saying: “This is My Son, My Beloved, in Whom I delight!” [Ps. 2:7; Isa. 42:1.] On that day, led by the Holy Spirit He was sent into the desert to be prepared and tested through fasting. He fasted 40 days and was revealed to the world, beginning His ministry of 3.5 years. As a sign of this truth He went into a Jewish synagogue, as read the passage of scripture that prophesied about Him, as is written: 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me, the Messiah, to preach The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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the good news to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity, 19 To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord the day when salvation and the free favours of God profusely abound. [Isa. 61:1, 2.] 20 Then He rolled up the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing attentively at Him. 21 And He began to speak to them: “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled while you are present and hearing.” (Luke 4:18-21) Ampl Jesus was anointed to preach the good news of salvation for all who would believe His words. This was a partial fulfilment of the words of Daniel. According to the word of YHWH to Daniel, the prophecy referred to yet another time in the future, saying: “And the people of the other prince who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood; and even to the end there shall be war, and desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week or seven years. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease for the remaining three and one-half years; and upon the wing or pinnacle of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator. (Dan 9:25-27) Ampl Another prince still has to come. This prince’s people would destroy the city of Jerusalem and the sanctuary or the temple. This prince and his people would enter into a strong covenant with many for one week or 7 years. This prince would in the midst of the week, 3.5 years later, causes the sacrifices and offerings made in the temple in Israel to cease. At the time when sin has reached its pinnacle of abominations, will this prince, make desolate the nations. This prince can not be Yeshua, nor could he be Caesar Titus or Nero, because they did not fulfil the climax of sin and desolation. This prophecy will now be fulfilled to its full in our time, by a powerful and wicked dictator, that wants to rule the entire world system, with an iron hand.

The Final fulfilment of Daniel’s Prophecy: Daniel’s prophecy was only partially fulfilled by Jesus Christ’s first coming and His crucifixion. In order for the prophecy to be fully fulfilled Israel had to first be surrounded by all her enemies on every side so that God’s judgment and wrath can be unleashed on His enemies and her enemies, beginning the time, as was prophesied by Jesus, when He said: 20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know and understand that its desolation has come near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city get out of it, and let not those who are out in the country come into it; 22 For those are days of vengeance, of rendering full justice or satisfaction, that all things that are written may be fulfilled. 23 Alas for those who are pregnant and for those who have babies which they are nursing in those days! For great misery and anguish and distress shall be upon the land and indignation and punishment and retribution upon this people. 24 They will fall by the mouth and the edge of the sword and will be led away as captives to and among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled or completed.” [Isa. 63:18; Dan. 8:13.] (Luke 21:20-24) Ampl Yeshua warned that Jerusalem will be destroyed, because it is the time of God’s vengeance on His enemies, both on those in Israel who refuse to hear the voice of His prophets, whom He will send to them, and those The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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surrounding nations who come against Jerusalem. For a great army will come into Jerusalem as was prophesied: 31 And armed forces of his shall appear in the holy land and they shall pollute the sanctuary, the spiritual stronghold, and shall take away the continual daily burnt offering; and they shall set up in the sanctuary the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate. 32 And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits for God. (Dan 11:31-32) Ampl Then he will by the great power that was given him, destroy all who come against him, as was prophesied: 22 “Before him the overwhelming forces of invading armies shall be broken and utterly swept away; yes, and a prince of the covenant with those who were at peace with him also shall be broken and swept away. 23 And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall work deceitfully, and he shall come up unexpectedly and shall become strong with a small people. (Dan 11:22-23) Ampl This prince of the covenant and the prince are the two between which the peace agreement will be made. This peace agreement would last only 3.5 years until it will be broken. In the first 3.5 years the other prince will make a peace agreement with the leaders of Israel, who will fall for his deceit and flatteries. The temple will be built in Jerusalem. The ancient rituals of sacrifices of lambs and goats will begin again. All will seem peaceful in Israel, for a time. The people will keep this other gentile prince in high regard, because he stood with Israel in time of war and brought peace. But then will be fulfilled that which was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah, saying: 15 “Wherefore glorify the Lord in the east whether in the region of daybreak's lights and fires, or in the west; glorify the name of the Lord, the God of Israel in the isles and coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. 16 From the uttermost parts of the earth have we heard songs: “Glory to the Righteous One and to the people of Israel!” All the earth will expect the second coming of Yeshua. All the earth’s eyes will be opened to all that was prophesied by the prophets of YHWH, the coming of the Bridegroom is at hand! But the prophet Isaiah sees, while this great preparation of all the nations of the world in the east, the isles land and the Mediterranean Sea and even from the uttermost parts of the earth, are turning to God, another scene will be playing off behind the world scenes and among the leaders of the world, saying: “But I say: “Emaciated I pine away, I pine away. Woe is me! The treacherous dealers deal treacherously! Yes, the treacherous dealers deal very treacherously. 17 Terror and pit of destruction and snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth! 18 And he who flees at the noise of the terror will fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the pit will be caught in the snare. The prophet describes all that the Holy Spirit had shown him that would play off in those days. He sees how treacherous dealers, the Illuminati’s satanic organisation, will deal treacherously with Israel and the nations of the world, especially the east. This will cause the rise of the Anti-Christ, the other prince, of Daniel’s prophecy. This will bring destruction to come upon Israel and Jerusalem. The prophet, also being outside of time, being in the Spirit, sees yet another event about to fulfil, as was prophesied, saying: The windows of the heavens are opened as in the deluge, and the foundations of the earth tremble and shake. 19 The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is shaken violently. 20 The earth shall stagger like a drunken man and shall sway to and fro like a hammock; its transgression shall lie heavily upon it, and it shall fall and not rise again.”” (Isa 24:15-20) Ampl God told how in the time, when sin has reached its full measure, the earth will start to tremble and shake. The earth The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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will stagger like a drunken man, swaying to and throw on her axis like a hammock. Then earth will be broken open and the earth is opened up from the inside. Volcanoes will burst forth on the earth. The earth will become unstable.

Planet X or Nibiru In order for these cataclysmic events to come to pass they must be triggered by something. On the 3rd of June 2009, as I sat and waited on the Lord I spoke to the Lord regarding the last hour or the 11th hour, before He comes. I spoke to the Lord about the time of the end and those things, which He had shown us since the beginning that His word came to us. Suddenly, as I looked into the spirit, I saw one coming towards me in my vision. He came, flying in mid-air, like it was written in the book of Daniel, when he said to Daniel: 21 Yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the former vision, being caused to fly swiftly, came near to me and touched me about the time of the evening sacrifice. [Dan. 8:16.] 22 He instructed me and made me understand; he talked with me and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and wisdom and understanding. (Dan 9:21- 22) Ampl Then he said to me: "I have come to show you what will take place soon after this.” Then He gave me understanding of those things, which will now come to pass. He said to me: "This will soon take place in your generation!" As I looked He said to me: "What do you see?" Then as I looked I saw the Temple standing on the horizon. Then I said: "I see the temple standing on the horizon" Then He said to me: "You have seen well" For the Temple will be rebuilt even in trouble some times. As I looked at the temple I saw the glory of the temple and was reminded of the words of the prophet Haggai saying: "The Glory of the latter temple will be greater than the former glory!" I saw that the temple looked like it was covered with gold. Then the one who came to me said: "The temple will be glorious and will be beautiful and will unify the people of the covenant. They will rejoice over it like they did in the time of the priest Ezra when the temple was rebuilt. But the one who made the covenant didn’t do it, because he cared for the people, but because of his own deceitfulness.” By this vision and this word from the Lord Yeshua, God confirmed that the Anti-Christ will act with flattery and deceit in order to please the Jewish leaders so that they would accept his proposal of peace, dividing the land for a price. After this the Holy Spirit showed me yet another vision, confirming the word of the prophet Isaiah, as was described above. Signs in the Heavens – Two planets collide As I looked, I saw some kind of explosion in the universe. Then the angel asked me: "What do you see?" I was amazed at the vision which I saw. Then I said: "I see what looks like two heavenly bodies or planets colliding with one another. I saw a huge explosion in the universe. I saw how the larger planet exploded into many great pieces, like asteroids, which flew into all directions. The planet was completely destroyed and large pieces of debris, like The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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shrapnel, came out of the exploding planet. This was a great sign that occurred in the universe. See the Journal - June 2009 - The Third Temple & See A Cataclysmic change in the universe During that same day, as I was praying in tongues I clearly heard my self say the word: “Nibiru.” I went and did some research on the internet and found this very interesting article, confirming that what I had seen was a vision from the Almighty God, showing me what had happened to the earth nearly 6000 years ago. I found that scientist had found an ancient stone, which recorded what some tribe, living about 4500 years ago, called the Sumerians had recorded or had being carried over to them, depicting some thing, which seems to point to the 10th Planet or Planet X. This information, which is only speculation of a 10th planet, according scientific interpretation was inscribed into ancient pictograms. Here with the article: “What most astronomers looking for planet-X don't know is that an ancient civilization over 6,000 years old also knew about another planet in our solar system. This ancient civilization produced over 100 of the 1st's for modern civilization and was found in where today's modern day Iraq is now located. The Sumerian Culture located in the land also known as Mesopotamia, Babylon, but originally called Sumer is today's Iraq. This amazing civilization had not only invented writing and mathematics, but had some of the most advanced astronomical data recorded that has been found to exist in the form of a written language and stone artefacts with pictograms. Following in the footsteps of the Sumerian stone tablets, planet-X is described to have initially passed by earth billions of years ago disturbing the outer planets. On one of its passes the main moon of Nibiru hit earth cracking half of the planet into what we now call the asteroid belt. In relatively recent times (4,000 years ago?), planet x passed by earth causing gravitational effects to earth which caused part of the ice sheet in Antarctica to crack off significantly raising the water levels world wide instantly. The great flood. There is an actual Sumerian tablet stored in the British museum labelled the "flood tablet" which discloses this very tale. The Sumerian's are the 1st recorded civilization on earth. They invited writing, math, agriculture, medicine, courts, law, judges, schools, and even astrology and astronomy. They were master astronomers having cited the distance between the planets and even the correct colours of the outer planets. This should not even be possible without the aid of telescopes from a 6,000 year old civilization. They recorded (accurately) all the planets we know of but included an additional planet which they called "Nibiru". They said our solar system has (12) members in that they counted the nine planets plus our sun (10) our moon (11) and the (12th planet) which is on a highly elliptical orbit and only passes around the sun every 3,600 years. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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The Sumerian culture, today's Iraq, is credited with over 100 of the 1st's needed in a high civilization. They have left us 1000's of cylinder seals and stone tablets which tell about their daily lives. They also recorded sacred texts on some of these tablets, which tell us that if you were to ask a Sumerian man, "how do you know all this advanced math and astronomy?" They have left us an answer written in stone. They say "all that we know, we were taught by the ANUNNAKI". The term ANUNNAKI means "those who from heaven to earth came." The Sumerians claim to have lived amongst their LIVING GODS. These ANUNNAKI taught the Sumerians how to record in stone the location from which they came. The ANUNNAKI lived on the 12th planet in our solar system which is called NIBIRU. For more info see Xfacts website. Witnesses for Jesus Christ do not necessarily agree with everything that are said on this website, but include it only as our main source of info.” After doing allot more research I found that something was discovered, which were tugging at the outer reaches of our solar system. December 30, 1983, the chief scientist of NASA's Infra-Red Astronomical Satellite telescope, or IRAS, announced to six American newspapers that they had detected a tenth planet. Here with the News article from Washington Post:

Possibly as Large as Jupiter: Mystery Heavenly Body Discovered By Thomas O'Toole, Washington Post Staff Writer: Friday, December 30, 1983 ; Page A1 “A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite. So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet, a giant comet, a nearby "protostar" that never got hot enough to become a star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light cast by its stars ever gets through. "All I can tell you is that we don't know what it is," Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist for California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology, said in an interview. The most fascinating explanation of this mystery body, which is so cold it casts no light and has never been seen by optical telescopes on Earth or in space, is that it is a giant gaseous planet as large as Jupiter and as close to Earth as 50 trillion miles. While that may seem like a great distance in earthbound terms, it is a stone's throw in cosmological terms, so close in fact that it would be the nearest heavenly body to Earth beyond the outermost planet Pluto. "If it is really that close, it would be a part of our solar system," said Dr. James Houck of Cornell University's Centre for Radio Physics and Space Research and a member of the IRAS science team. "If it is that close, I don't know how the world's planetary scientists would even begin to classify it." The mystery body was seen twice by the infrared satellite as it scanned the northern sky from last January to November, when the satellite ran out of the supercold helium that allowed its telescope to see the coldest bodies in the The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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heavens. The second observation took place six months after the first and suggested the mystery body had not moved from its spot in the sky near the western edge of the constellation Orion in that time. "This suggests it's not a comet, because a comet would not be as large as the one we've observed and a comet would probably have moved," Houck said. "A planet may have moved if it were as close as 50 trillion miles but it could still be a more distant planet and not have moved in six months time." Whatever it is, Houck said, the mystery body is so cold its temperature is no more than 40 degrees above "absolute" zero, which is 456 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The telescope aboard IRAS is cooled so low and is so sensitive it can "see" objects in the heavens that are only 20 degrees above absolute zero. When IRAS scientists first saw the mystery body and calculated that it could be as close as 50 trillion miles, there was some speculation that it might be moving toward Earth. "It's not incoming mail," Cal Tech's Neugebauer said. "I want to douse that idea with as much cold water as I can." Then, what is it? What if it is as large as Jupiter and so close to the sun it would be part of the solar system? Conceivably, it could be the 10th planet astronomers have searched for in vain. It also might be a Jupiter-like star that started out to become a star eons ago but never got hot enough like the sun to become a star. While they cannot disprove that notion, Neugebauer and Houck are so bedevilled by it that they do not want to accept it. Neugebauer and Houck "hope" the mystery body is a distant galaxy either so young that its stars have not begun to shine or so surrounded by dust that its starlight cannot penetrate the shroud. "I believe it's one of these dark, young galaxies that we have never been able to observe before," Neugebauer said. "If it is, then it is a major step forward in our understanding of the size of the universe, how the universe formed and how it continues to form as time goes on." The next step in pinpointing what the mystery body is, Neugebauer said, is to search for it with the world's largest optical telescopes. Already, the 100-inch diameter telescope at Cerro del Tololo in Chile has begun its search and the 200-inch telescope at Palomar Mountain in California has earmarked several nights next year to look for it. If the body is close enough and emits even a hint of light, the Palomar telescope should find it since the infrared satellite has pinpointed its position. (ITEM 123) December 31, 1983, Saturday, Final Edition. (ITEM 127) The distance from earth of a mysterious object in space was reported incorrectly in some editions yesterday. The correct figure is 50 billion miles. Articles appear as they were originally printed in The Washington Post and may not include subsequent corrections. Even the New York times reported on this unlikely phenomenon that tucked on the outer reaches of our solar system: “Something out there beyond the farthest reaches of the known solar system seems to be tugging at Uranus and Neptune. Some gravitational force keeps perturbing the two giant planets, causing irregularities in their orbits. The force suggests a presence far away and unseen, a large object that may be the long sought Planet X. The last time a serious search of the skies was made it led to the discovery in 1930 of Pluto, the ninth planet. But the story begins more than a century before that, after the discovery of Uranus in 1781 by the English astronomer and musician William Herschel. Until then, the planetary system seemed to end with Saturn. Today, scientists accept theories concerning plate tectonics.” New York Times (June 19, 1982) What really caught my attention was when I read these word on this particular website, stating the mythical belief of that the earth was once struck by a rogue planet, breaking it in two, shooting the other parts of the planet into space, which now could have become the asteroid belt. Here with their statement: “There are articles and studies showing that, at one time, all of Earth continents were on one side of the planet. What the stories don't The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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explore is the question, if all the continents were on one side, what was on the other? The other side has been described as a tremendous gap, matching the Sumerian story of how the Earth came about. The Sumerians said Earth was really half a planet called Tiamat, which broke up in a collision with Nibiru, [or Planet X]. The discovery of new planets has, in the last two hundred years, owed more to the science of mathematics than it has to the design of bigger and better telescopes. The unaccounted-for mathematical irregularities in the orbits of the outer planets have prompted astronomers to speculate upon the existence of a further, undiscovered planet. Astronomers are so certain of this planet's existence that they have already named it 'Planet X' - the Tenth Planet. For more info see Xfacts website. More recently Mr Jason Martell, contacted a Chinese scientist, Dr. Mukai, to ask about the size of Planet X and trying to find what their estimated projections were regards the size of this Planet X or Nibiru. The scientist was kind enough to share this information with him, stating: “Dear Jason Martell-san. Thank you for sending me information. Its diameter is expected as 10,000-16,000km (roughly the same as the size of earth). Other details for Planet X are shown on their web site. (Unfortunately, most of the news is in Japanese, but you can get more from PDF file in item 1). Best regards. Tadashi Mukai.” For more info see Xfacts website. These statements make one wonder how much is kept from the general public? These events that will trigger these cataclysmic events will some kind of asteroid or star as was revealed to the apostle John, saying: 8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something resembling a great mountain, blazing with fire, was hurled into the sea. [Jer. 51:25.] 9 And a third of the sea was turned to blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea perished, and a third of the ships were destroyed. 10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a huge star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it dropped on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 And the name of the star is Wormwood. A third part of the waters was changed into wormwood, and many people died from using the water, because it had become bitter. (Rev 8:8-11) Ampl God revealed that He would pour out His wrath on the earth, by means of a mountain that would fall into the sea, destroying a great deal of sea life and the ships in that sea, which will be affected by this enormous asteroid that would fall on the earth. Later he also describes a star that would fall on the earth, poisoning the water and thus the plants. This star was given the name Wormwood, because of the effect of the poison it brought on the earth, contaminating the rivers and the water. At this stage the cup of God’s wrath will be poured full strength into the cup of His wrath. The rest of the June 2009 journal – “The Third Temple” were included, so that the reader could see even though at that time I did not meditate on these subjects the Holy Spirit spoke about the very same things, which are revealed in this newsletter.

The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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Not living in a Temple built by human hands After this the word of the Lord came to me: "I do not live in temples built by the hands of men, but these people have rejected Me, their Lord and God and have chosen for themselves a temple built by the hands of men.” See the Journal - June 2009 - The Third Temple. The Abomination that causes desolation Then as I looked I saw a large curtain separating a room. Then the angel asked me: "What do you see?" I said: "I see a large white curtain separating a room in the middle. As I looked I saw how the golden temple appeared in the middle of the curtain. Then another vision appeared infront of me: "I saw a great ball of fire that exploded and billows of smoke coming out of the explosion. Then the angel said to me: "The temple will be built, but when you see the abomination that causes the desolation, know that its end is near." Then the Lord opened the curtain and I looked like one who looks out of an aeroplane. Then the angel said to me: "Then will be fulfilled what the prophet Joel spoke about, saying: "Billows and columns of smoke will arise.” As I looked over the earth I saw everywhere how houses, industries and businesses were burning, with smoke rising up out of the earth everywhere. It looked like war had broken out over the whole earth. See the Journal - June 2009 - The Third Temple The Mark of the Beast During the morning of the 4th of June 2009, as I woke up, I saw a vision. In a vision I saw the face of a man. Half of the face of the man was visible, while the other half was in the shadow. Only the outlines of the face of the man could be seen. Behind this man stood another man, having a number or a bar code on his forehead. This vision referred to the mark of the beast, which the Anti-Christ would soon enforce upon all mankind on the face of the earth, as was prophesied, saying: 16 Also he compels all [alike], both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription [stamped] on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 So that no one will have power to buy or sell unless he bears the stamp (mark, inscription), [that is] the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Rev 13:6-17) Ampl See the Journal June 2009 - The Third Temple.

Jerusalem: The Command to Restore and rebuild Jerusalem On the 29th of November 1947, the United Nations decided on partition of Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a UN-administered Jerusalem.[15] Partition was accepted by Zionist leaders but rejected by Arab leaders leading to the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine. See Wikipedia: The State of Israel. Thousands of years later another command went out to restore Israel as a Jewish state after nearly 2000 years. This would begin the last days as was prophesied by Jesus when He said: “Truly I tell you, this generation, the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period, will not pass away till all these things taken together take place. (Mat 24:34) Ampl Their has been much dispute about how long a generation actually is, but it is not to difficult to determine, since 70 years are decreed upon that generation, until all will be fulfilled and to bring in everlasting righteousness (permanent moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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relation) to seal up vision and prophecy and prophet, and to anoint a Holy of Holies, according to Daniel the prophet. This date could not have referred to the time of Yeshua’s first coming, because vision and prophecy has not yet been sealed up finally. Vision and prophecy can not be sealed, before it was not unseal in the time of the end, as was revealed to Daniel by the angel Gabriel, when he said: “shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro and search anxiously through the Book, and knowledge of God's purposes as revealed by His prophets shall be increased and become great.” (Dan 12:4) Ampl At the end the hidden knowledge of that which was prophesied by all the prophets will be opened by God’s prophets that He will send to the earth in the last hour. From 1949 until 1967, West Jerusalem served as Israel's capital, but was not recognized as such internationally, because UN General Assembly Resolution 194 envisaged Jerusalem as an international city, despite the reality on the ground created in 1948 when Jordan annexed the Old City as part of its attempt to destroy the fledgling Israeli state. As a result of the Six-Day War in 1967, the whole of Jerusalem came under Israeli control. On June 27, 1967, the government of Levi Eshkol extended Israeli law and jurisdiction to East Jerusalem, but agreed that administration of the Temple Mount compound would be maintained by the Jordanian waqf, under the Jordanian Ministry of Religious Endowments.[143] See Wikipedia: Jerusalem The Feasts of YHWH YHWH had commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, saying: 2 “The set feasts or appointed seasons of the Lord which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, even My set feasts, are these: The Sabbath Day 3 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, a holy convocation or assembly by summons. You shall do no work on that day; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings. 4 These are the set feasts or appointed seasons of the Lord, holy convocations you shall proclaim at their stated times: The Feast of Passover 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord's Passover. The Feast of Unleavened Bread 6 On the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. [I Cor. 5:7, 8.] 7 On the first day you shall have a holy ``calling together;" you shall do no servile or laborious work on that day. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days; on the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall do no servile or laborious work on that day. Counting the Omer - The Feast of First Fruits or Pentecost 9 And the Lord said to Moses, 10 Tell the Israelites, When you have come into the land I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 And he shall wave the sheaf The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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before the Lord, that you may be accepted; on the next day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it before the Lord. 12 You shall offer on the day when you wave the sheaf a male lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its cereal offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord for a sweet, pleasing, and satisfying fragrance; and the drink offering of it to be poured out shall be of wine, a fourth of a hin. 14 And you shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor green ears, until this same day when you have brought the offering of your God; it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your houses. 15 And you shall count from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, seven Sabbaths; seven full weeks shall they be. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall present a cereal offering of new grain to the Lord. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two loaves of bread to be waved, made from two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven, for firstfruits to the Lord. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs, a year old and without blemish, and one young bull and two rams. They shall be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their cereal offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire, of a sweet and satisfying fragrance to the Lord. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one he-goat for a sin offering and two he-lambs, a year old, for a sacrifice of peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave the two lambs, together with the bread of the firstfruits, for a wave offering before the Lord. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 You shall make proclamation the same day, summoning a holy assembly; you shall do no servile work that day. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am the Lord your God. 23 And the Lord said to Moses, The Feast of Trumpets 24 Say to the Israelites, On the first day of the seventh month almost October, you shall observe a day of solemn sabbatical rest, a memorial day announced by blowing of trumpets, a holy called assembly. 25 You shall do no servile work on it, but you shall present an offering made by fire to the Lord. 26 And the Lord said to Moses, The Feast of Atonement – Most Holy day: Yom Kippur 27 Also the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement; it shall be a holy called assembly, and you shall afflict yourselves by fasting in penitence and humility and present an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on this day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For whoever is not afflicted by fasting in penitence and humility on this day shall be cut off from among his people that he may not be included in the atonement made for them. 30 And whoever does any work on that same day I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no kind of work on that day. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict yourselves by fasting in penitence and humility. On the ninth day of the month from evening to evening you shall keep your sabbath. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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The Feast of Tabernacles or Booths 33 And the Lord said to Moses, 34 Say to the Israelites, The fifteenth day of this seventh month, and for seven days, is the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths to the Lord. 35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work on that day. 36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord; on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation and you shall present an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a solemn assembly; you shall do no laborious work on that day. 37 These are the set feasts or appointed seasons of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to present an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a cereal offering, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its own day. 38 This is in addition to the Sabbaths of the Lord and besides your gifts and all your vowed offerings and all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord. 39 Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days, the first day and the eighth day each a Sabbath. 40 And on the first day you shall take the fruit of pleasing trees and make booths of them, branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year, a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall keep it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in booths or shelters for seven days: All native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 That your generations may know that I made the Israelites dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. 44 Thus Moses declared to the Israelites the set or appointed feasts of the Lord. (Lev 23:2-44) Ampl These are the 7 basic feasts which YHWH had given His people to keep for all generations, even fore ever, until Yeshua comes to Atone for their sins and become their God and King. The Year of Jubilee YHWH also told His people to count the Sabbath years from one day of Atonement to another 50 years later, calling it a Jubilee, as was commanded by YHWH, saying to Moses: 2 “Say to the Israelites: “When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits. 4 But in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard. 5 What grows of itself in your harvest you shall not reap and the grapes on your uncultivated vine you shall not gather, for it is a year of rest to the land. 6 And the sabbath rest of the [untilled] land shall [in its increase] furnish food for you, for your male and female slaves, your hired servant, and the temporary resident who lives with you, 7 For your domestic animals also and for the [wild] beasts in your land; all its yield shall be for food. 8 And you shall number seven sabbaths or weeks of years for you, seven times seven years, so the total time of the seven weeks of years shall be forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall sound abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement blow the trumpet in all your land. 10 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his ancestral possession, which through poverty he was compelled to sell, and each of you shall return to his family from whom he was separated The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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in bond service. (Lev 25:2-10) Ampl This day of Atonement would also end with a great feast and the blowing of the trumpet. Marking the beginning of the year of Jubilee.

The Six Day War The Israeli six day war, from June 5, 1967 to June 10, 1967, was a war, in which Israel were out numbered by her enemies. Their chances seemed very slim, but YHWH fought for His people. Within six days the surrounding overwhelming armies of the nations were defeated. The Six-Day War of June 5-10, 1967 was a war between the Israeli army and the armies of the neighbouring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The Arab states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria also contributed troops and arms.[7] At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day. Following numerous border clashes between Israel and its Arab neighbours, particularly Syria, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser expelled the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) from the Sinai Peninsula in May 1967.[8] The peacekeeping force had been stationed there since 1957, following a British-French-Israeli invasion of Egypt, which was launched during the Suez Crisis.[9] Egypt amassed 1,000 tanks and nearly 100,000 soldiers on the Israeli border[10] and closed the Straits of Tiran to all ships flying Israeli flags or carrying strategic materials, receiving strong support from other Arab countries.[11] Israel responded with a similar mobilization that included the call up of 70,000 reservists to augment the regular IDF forces.[12] On June 5, 1967, Israel launched a surprise attack on Egypt and Syria. Israel has always considered this a preemptive attack.[13] This is, however, disputed by Arab countries, who assert that Israel's strike was an unwarranted and illegal act of aggression.[14] Jordan, which had signed a mutual defence treaty with Egypt on May 30, then attacked western Jerusalem and Netanya.[15][16][17] The Combatant Armies On the eve of the war, Egypt massed approximately 100,000 of its 160,000 troops in the Sinai, including all of its seven divisions (four infantry, two armoured and one mechanized), as well as four independent infantry and four independent armoured brigades. No less than a third of them were veterans of Egypt's intervention into the Yemen Civil War and another third were reservists. These forces had 950 tanks, 1,100 APCs and more than 1,000 artillery pieces.[110] At the same time some Egyptian troops (15,000 - 20,000) were still fighting in Yemen.[111][112][113][114] Nasser's ambivalence about his goals and objectives was reflected in his orders to the military. The general staff changed the operational plan four times in May 1967, each change requiring the redeployment of troops, with the inevitable toll on both men and vehicles. Towards the end of May, Nasser finally forbade the general staff from proceeding with the Qahir ("Victory") plan, which called for a light infantry screen in the forward fortifications with the bulk of the forces held back to conduct a massive counterattack against the main Israeli advance when identified, and ordered a forward defence of the Sinai.[115] In the meantime, he The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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continued to take actions intended to increase the level of mobilization of Egypt, Syria and Jordan, in order to bring pressure on Israel. Syria's army had a total strength of 75,000.[116] Jordan's army had 55,000 troops,[117] including 300 tanks, 250 of which were US M48 Patton, sizable amounts of M113 APCs, a new battalion of mechanized infantry, and a paratrooper battalion trained in the new US-built school. They also had 12 battalions of artillery and six batteries of 81 mm and 120 mm mortars.[94] Documents captured by the Israelis from various Jordanian command posts record orders from the end of May for the Hashemite Brigade to capture Ramot Burj Bir Mai'in in a night raid, codenamed "Operation Khaled". The aim was to establish a bridgehead together with positions in Latrun for an armoured capture of Lod and Ramle. The "go" codeword was Sa'ek and end was Nasser. The Conquest of Sinai. Jordanians also planned for the capture of Motza and Sha'alvim in the strategic June 7-June 8, 1967 Jerusalem Corridor. Motza was tasked to Infantry Brigade 27 camped near Ma'ale Adummim: "The reserve brigade will commence a night time infiltration onto Motza, will destroy it to the foundation, and won't leave a remnant or refugee from among its 800 residents".[94] 100 Iraqi tanks and an infantry division were readied near the Jordanian border. Two squadrons of fighteraircraft, Hawker Hunters and MiG 21 respectively, were rebased adjacent to the Jordanian border.[94] The Israeli army had a total strength, including reservists, of 264,000, though this number could not be sustained, as the reservists were vital to civilian life.[118] James Reston, writing in the New York Times on 23 May 1967 noted, "In discipline, training, morale, equipment and general competence his [Nasser's] army and the other Arab forces, without the direct assistance of the Soviet Union, are no match for the Israelis... Even with 50,000 troops and the best of his generals and air force in Yemen, he has not been able to work his way in that small and primitive country, and even his effort to help the Congo rebels was a flop."[119] On the evening of June 1, Israeli minister of defence Moshe Dayan called Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin and the GOC, Southern Command Brigadier General Yeshayahu Gavish to present plans against Egypt. Rabin had formulated a plan in which Southern Command would fight its way to the Gaza Strip and then hold the territory and its people hostage until Egypt agreed to reopen the Straits of Tiran; while Gavish had a more comprehensive plan that called for the destruction of Egyptian forces in the Sinai. Rabin favoured Gavish's plan, which was then endorsed by Dayan with the caution that a simultaneous offensive against Syria should be avoided.[120] On 2 June, Jordan called up all reserve officers, and the West Bank commander met with community leaders in Ramallah to request assistance and cooperation for his troops during the war, assuring them that "in 3 days we'll be in Tel-Aviv".[94] The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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YHWH had determined that this war would be won in six days and then Israel would rest from her enemies. This was a prophetic shadow picture of her day of rest that was soon to come. For the first time after 2000 years Jerusalem was completely back in Jewish possession. YHWH command Moses that when they enter the land they must start to keep all the holy Sabbaths or Feasts again. When the Israelites start to keep these feasts, as they were commanded, the feasts became like God resetting His clock watch. From the day of Atonement, on the 10th of October 1967, the clock again started ticking for Israel towards her first Jubilee in the land of Israel after 2000 years. The next Jubilee would begin on the day of Atonement, 50 years later. On the Day of Atonement God had commanded the Israelites to blow the trumpets. This feast of Atonement of YHWH, prefigured the day when, according to Daniel the sins of the Israelites people would be atoned for, as was prophesied by the prophet Zechariah, saying that God would make Israel a very difficult stone to remove, making her a cup or bowl of reeling to all the peoples round about. Elohim promised that He would smite every horse of the armies that contend against Jerusalem with terror and panic and his rider with madness; and I will open My eyes and regard with favour the house of Judah and will smite every horse of the opposing nations with blindness, just as He had done for king Jehoshaphat when the king humbled himself before YHWH. YHWH says that in that day: “I will make it My aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Then YHWH will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace or unmerited favour and supplication. And they shall look earnestly upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn. (Zech 12:2-4 & 10) Ampl The prophet Isaiah reveals God’s great grace and mercy, which He will pour out on all Israel and Judah, when their eyes are opened and they realize that they have crucified Yeshua and have rejected Him for 2000 years, saying: 1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness. 2 And in that day, says the Lord of hosts: “I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no more be remembered; and also I will remove from the land the false prophets and the unclean spirit.” (Zech 13:1-2) Ampl The day of the culmination of the atonement of Israel’s sin will end on the very last Day of Atonement, when a great trumpet will be blown. This was to be day of rest for all Israel, when she would rest from her warfare. The prophet Joel ends his prophecy in this way, referring to the cleansing and the atonement, which YHWH will do in Israel, saying: 18 And in that day, the mountains shall drip with fresh juice of the grape and the hills shall flow with milk; and all the brooks and riverbeds of Judah shall flow with water, and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and shall water the Valley of Shittim. [Ezek. 47:1-12; Amos 9:13; Zech. 14:8.] 19 Egypt shall be desolation and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness for their violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Judah shall remain and be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21 And I will cleanse and hold as innocent their blood and avenge it, blood which I have not cleansed, held innocent, and avenged, for the Lord dwells in Zion. (Joel 3:18-20) Ampl YHWH will destroy the eastern The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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nations which will come up against Israel, and bring them to the valley of Jehoshaphat, and fight for Israel in that day. Although the great and mighty armies of the nations around her will come up against her they will be wiped off the face of the earth. Their countries will become a desolate wilderness or desert.

Blood Moons The Holy Spirit revealed to the prophet Joel, that the moon would become dark on very significant days, before Yeshua is revealed to Israel. He describes the events that would be happing during those days, saying: 10 The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened and the stars withdraw their shining. 11 And the Lord utters His voice before His army, for His host is very great, and they are strong and powerful who execute God's word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can endure it? 12 Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning, until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored. 13 Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil when His conditions are met. [Isa. 26:20, 21; 34:1-4, 8; Rev. 6:16, 17.] (Joel 2:10-13) Ampl God shows the prophet how a mighty army would come up against Israel, calling it God’s army. This army would make the earth shake and tremble. During this time and for this time, the prophet calls all men in Israel to humble themselves in sackcloth and ashes before YHWH, returning to Him will all their hearts. At that time and during those days, the prophet also describes the signs that would appear in the heavens saying that the sun and the moon will be darkened and the star will not give their light. Later in the prophecy, led by the Holy Spirit, the prophet again describes the signs which will appear in the heavens when they turn to God, describing them in more detail, saying: 28 And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 Even upon the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I pour out My Spirit. 30 And I will show signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. 32 And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant [of survivors] shall be those whom the Lord calls. [Isa. 13:6, 9-11; 24:21-23; Ezek. 32:7-10; Matt. 24:29, 30; Rev. 6:1217, Acts 2:17-21; Rom. 10:13.] (Joel 2:28-32) Ampl Yeshua also referred to these days, describing the events and those signs which would appear in the heavens, saying: 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. [Isa. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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13:10; 34:4; Joel 2:10, 11; Zeph. 1:15.] 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory in brilliancy and splendor. [Dan. 7:13; Rev. 1:7.] 31 And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect, His chosen ones, from the four winds, even from one end of the universe to the other. [Isa. 27:13; Zech. 9:14.] (Mat 24:29-31) Ampl Jesus describes the same events, but in much more detail, saying that a solar eclipse will appear in the heavens. Cataclysmic events will take place, which will shake the heavens and the earth. At that time a great sign will appear in the heavens. This will be the sign that all the prophets has prophesied about, saying: The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has won, has overcome and conquered! He can open the scroll and break its seven seals! [Gen. 49:9, 10; Isa. 11:1, 10; Rev. 22:16.] (Rev 5:5) Ampl These events were also prophesied about by the apostle John, when He was taken into the Spirit and were taken into the future, being shown the ‘Day of Lord’, which are the days just prior or during the coming of Yeshua, describing the wrath of God on all the nations of the earth, who worshipped the Beast and the false prophet, saying: 12 When He, the Lamb, broke open the sixth seal, I looked, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun grew black as sackcloth of hair, the full disc of the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of the sky dropped to the earth like a fig tree shedding its unripe fruit out of season when shaken by a strong wind. [Isa. 34:4.] 14 And the sky rolled up like a scroll and vanished, and every mountain and island was dislodged from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth and their noblemen and their magnates and their military chiefs and the wealthy and the strong and everyone, whether slave or free hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 And they called to the mountains and the rocks: “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the throne and from the deep-seated indignation and wrath of the Lamb. 17 For the great day of His wrath, vengeance, retribution, indignation has come, and who is able to stand before it? (Rev 6:12-17) Ampl YHWH’s wrath had broken out against those who did not obey the teaching of Yeshua, nor were filled with His Spirit, but lived in perversion and in obstinate refusal to believe the words that that YHWH had spoken through all the prophets that Yeshua had sent to them. In conclusion, during the days that YHWH’s wrath that would poured out, John describes a great earthquake, which will strike Israel during those days, saying: 4 And the smoke of the incense the perfume arose in the presence of God, with the prayers of the people of God, the saints, from the hand of the angel. 5 So the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and cast it upon the earth. Then there followed peals of thunder and loud rumblings and blasts and noises, and flashes of lightning and an earthquake. 6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them. Rev 8:4-6) Ampl At the moment when God’s wrath is unleashed on the earth, the prayers of the saints are answered, with the fire of God’s vengeance will be released on the inhabitants of the earth. Then 7 trumpets will be blown, announcing the great woes that will be unleashed against the satanic prince and his rulers. The events are also described like this in another place, saying: 7 But when they have finished their testimony and their evidence is all in, the beast or monster that comes up out of the The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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Abyss or bottomless pit will wage war on them, and conquer them and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie exposed in the open street, a public square, of the great city which is in a spiritual sense called by the mystical and allegorical names of Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 For three and a half days men from the races and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and will not allow them to be put in a tomb. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will gloat and exult over them and rejoice exceedingly, taking their ease and sending presents in congratulation to one another, because these two prophets had been such a vexation and trouble and torment to all the dwellers on the earth. 11 But after three and a half days, by God's gift the breath of life again entered into them, and they rose up on their feet, and great dread and terror fell on those who watched them. 12 Then the two witnesses heard a strong voice from heaven calling to them: “Come up here!” And before the very eyes of their enemies they ascended into heaven in a cloud. 13 And at that very hour there was a tremendous earthquake and one tenth of the city was destroyed; seven thousand people perished in the earthquake, and those who remained were filled with dread and terror and were awe-struck, and they glorified the God of heaven. 14 The second woe or calamity has passed; now the third woe is speedily to come. 15 The seventh angel then blew his trumpet! (Rev11:7-14) Ampl During these same days, a 10th of Jerusalem will be destroyed and 7000 people will die in a tremendous earth. This earthquake will occur directly after two prophets were killed and had lain dead in the streets of Jerusalem for 3.5 days. They are another sign of the coming of Yeshua, for they point to Yeshua, whose ministry was cut off in the middle of the week or 7 year period, as was prophesied by the prophet Daniel. They, just like Yeshua, will be raised by the resurrection power of the cross of Yeshua after 3.5 days, when they hear His Voice from heaven calling them with a loud voice like a trumpet, just as John was called into heaven, saying to him: “Come up here!” YHWH gave His people His commands and His Feasts, because they prefigured the future of Israel and the world. During the year of that Israel became a state God also marked that year with special signs in the heavens. On the 23rd of April 1948, on the Feast of Passover, a blood moon appeared over Israel. In that same year on the feast of Tabernacles, 18th of October 1948, another blood moon appears over Israel. This is a very significant year, because Israel became a state again after nearly 2000 years. During the year that Jerusalem was taken, in the six Day war, YHWH again, as if marked the year with special significant signs in the heavens. On the 23rd of April 1967, another blood moon appeared over Israel. On the 18th of October 1967, on the Feast of Tabernacles, another blood moon appeared in at the beginning of the evening over the nation of Israel. This year marked the first time that Israel came in complete control of Jerusalem again. Both these years are very significant in YHWH’s time calendar and were appointed by blood moons on the Feast days, which YHWH had given the Jewish people. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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Mark Blitz, a Messianic Jew from Washington discovered 4 solar eclipses or blood moons that would fall on the Feasts of YHWH, during the years of 2014 and 2015. After testing the frequency of this occurrence in the past and the future he found only 2 other sets of lunar eclipses, which would fall on the Feasts of YHWH, spanning a period of 600 years, from 1493 to past 2100. They were in 1948, the year of the birth of Israel as a nation and in 1967, when Jerusalem was captured and brought back into Jewish possession. See Mark Blitz Here with the exact dates on which these Lunar eclipses would occur in the years 2014 and 2015:  Four Lunar Eclipses: NASA table of Lunar eclipses (2011-2020) | Jewish Holidays (1998-2017) o Passover: April 15, 2014 | Total eclipse visible in Australia, Pacific, Americas o Tabernacles: October 9, 2014 | October 8, 2014 Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas o Passover: April 4, 2015 | Total eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas o Tabernacles: September 28, 2015 | Total eclipse visible in East Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia (This is the only one visible from Jerusalem at moon-set) God has always been very consequent in His way of doing things. Yeshua was killed on the Passover, during a solar or lunar eclipse. The Holy Spirit was poured out exactly 50 days later on the Feast of first fruits. Why would Yeshua now change His times and seasons?

Attempted Changing of Times and Seasons The enemy knows more than we think, because he has attempted to change these times so that we would not be able to recognise the seasons of the coming of all that are about to come to pass on the earth, as was prophesied by Daniel, saying: 23 The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth, tread it down, and break it in pieces and crush it. 24 And as for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise; and another shall arise after them, and he shall be different from the former ones, and he shall subdue and put down three kings. 25 And he shall speak words against the Most High God and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and think to change the time of sacred feasts and holy days and the law; and the saints shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time, three and one-half years. 26 But the judgment shall be set by the court of the Most High, and they shall take away his dominion to consume it gradually and to destroy it suddenly in the end. (Dan 7:23-26) Ampl The Ancient of Days, YHWH will not allow the Anti-Christ in his attempt to confuse and change the Feast days of YHWH. Why would he want to change the feast days of YHWH if they did not have significant importance in marking the season of the coming of Yeshua and all that would follow for Israel? YHWH is the only One, who has the right to change the times and seasons as it pleases Him. He alone has the power and authority as Daniel in great joy and praise proclaimed when God Almighty gave him the understanding of king Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, saying: 21 He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding! 22 He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him! (Dan The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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The Witness January 2010

2:21-22) Ampl Praise the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who alone are able to give His people understanding so that they may be prepared for His coming.

God’s Salvation – The Upward calling in Christ Let us therefore not be asleep anymore, and be caught unaware, like a thief in the night, by Yeshua’s coming, but let us be awake, as the apostle Paul taught the Thessalonian church thousands of years ago, saying: 1 “But as to the suitable times and the precise seasons and dates, brethren, you have no necessity for anything being written to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the return of the Lord will come as unexpectedly and suddenly as a thief in the night. 3 When people are saying: “All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction, ruin and death will come upon them as suddenly as labour pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape.” The apostle Paul had before explained theses times and seasons of the coming of Yeshua to the Thessalonians. He is reminding them of what he had told them before, how the world will be caught like a thief in the night, unexpectantly. Then he continues to say: 4 “But you are not in given up to the power of darkness, brethren, for that day to overtake you by surprise like a thief. 5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness. 6 Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake, alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard and let us be sober, calm, collected and circumspect. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate, corslet, of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation.” Paul is urging and warning them and us to watch and have our lamps filled with oil. He says the sons of the light will not be given into the hand of Satan and darkness, for the sons of darkness are kept for the wrath of God, during that time, from which they will not be able to escape,. But to the sons of Light he says: 9 For God has not appointed us to incur His wrath. He did not select us to condemn us, but that we might obtain His salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah. 10 Who died for us so that whether we are still alive or are dead at Christ's appearing, we might live together with Him and share His life. 11 Therefore encourage, admonish and exhort one another and edify, strengthen and build up one another, just as you are doing. (1 Thess 5:1-11) Ampl God has not called us, who will still be alive at that stage, to experience God’s wrath, but God’s love. For all who have trusted and lived in Yeshua, abiding in Him, will not be condemned, but saved out of this terrible time that will come upon the whole earth. Daniel clearly describes this salvation, as do the apostle Paul, saying: 1 And at that time of the end, Michael shall arise, the great angelic prince who defends and has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, straitness, and distress such as never was since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the Book of God's plan for His own. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence. (Dan 12:1-2) Ampl On the 12th of May 2001 Yeshua – Jesus Christ, appeared two to of us at the same time, after He had shown me a vision one week before, confirming that He would arise with healing in His wings for all who fear His Name. On that that day, He would come to wipe away every tear from our eyes and made us to sit and rule and judge the The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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The Witness January 2010

nations with Him. This is the day of our Salvation and deliverance. See the prophecy: Signs in the Heavens - Part 2 - Comfort-Comfort My people Let us let us not “grieve not offend or vex or sadden the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you were sealed, marked, branded, as God's own, secured for the day of redemption of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin. (Eph 4:30) Ampl. Let us therefore now, fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfector of our Faith, more than ever before, let us start lifting up our eyes to the upward calling, as Paul encouraged the church of Philippians to do, saying: 9 And that I may actually be found and known as in Him, not having any self-achieved righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired, but possessing that genuine righteousness, which comes through faith in Christ the Anointed One, the truly right standing with God, which comes from God by saving faith. 10 For my determined purpose is that I may know Him that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly, and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection, which it exerts over believers, and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed in spirit into His likeness even to His death, in the hope. 11 That if possible, I may attain to the spiritual and moral resurrection that lifts me out from among the dead even while in the body. 14 I press on toward the goal to win the supreme and heavenly prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. (Php 3:9-14) Ampl Only in and by the righteousness that are in Yeshua will any man be saved on that day of the eternal redemption of our bodies. Let us not miss the grace that God has made available to all of us, who believe in Yeshua, but let us with fervent love return to our First Love – Jesus Christ.

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The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za This letter was written as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ so that by all possible means God’s people will be prepared for the works of service to which He has called them. Proclaim His coming, for His coming is soon at hand. (1 Cor 9:1-27) Please send this letter to as many others so that they may be blessed. This letter may be copied, but all rights are reserved as revealed from the Lord Jesus Christ and those ministries mentioned. Therefore give Glory to whom Glory belong.

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