Hi friends. Thought I would bring up some interesting things I have seen in the last couple of days. Forgive me if this has already been discussed... many of you know much more than I do, and I am quite new to the study of eschatology. Anyway... Mark Biltz says that Matthew 24 has parallels with Hanukkah and the Macabees, and after briefly looking into it, it is very interesting. Here is a short video from Mark Biltz as well as a few other interesting documents I found.
I find it interesting that Hanukkah has 8 days, because all of the symbolism with the 8th day of Sukkot was so incredible that I keep thinking there has to be something with an 8th day somehow. Also wondering if the oil in the Menorah could relate to the Parable of the Virgins. Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, and we are children of light. Weddings can take place on Hanukkah. Would love to hear some thoughts on this!
I realize Hanukkah is outside of the fall feast window. One thing I've been wondering though is if it is possible that Jesus fulfilled the fall feasts at His birth. This seems more speculative, but there is a theory that He was born on the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Star of Bethlehem DVD talks about the alignment in the stars on the Feast of Trumpets. Is it possible the fall feasts were fulfilled somehow with his birth? I think this gets into Covenant/Preterism/Dispensationalism, and I unfortunately do not understand these concepts well.
Also, the parallel with Antiochus Epiphanes IV and the AOD is interesting. Not sure how this works with the timing of the tribulation, since I think the AOD is at the midpoint... just offering some food for thought for those of you who understand this all better than I do.
tlwald: Praise the Lord! My friend that had brain surgery...they activated the device this morning and the tremors came to a completely
Aug 5, 2020 10:40:55 GMT -6
tlwald: complete stop!
Aug 5, 2020 10:41:03 GMT -6
EnochWalked: The 33rd parallel is also notable because of its connection to the Great American Eclipse. Counting (inclusively) from the date of that eclipse to the date of the explosion (Obama's birthday) is 1080 days (3 prophetic years of 360 days).
Aug 5, 2020 10:42:13 GMT -6
EnochWalked: tlwald: That's incredible. Praise the Lord indeed!
Aug 5, 2020 10:42:45 GMT -6
EnochWalked: As another coincidence, Elon tweeted this on August 3rd: twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1290427983727964160 "I’m in the Boca control room. Hop attempt in ~33 minutes." The rocket prototype he tested is often compared to a grain silo.
Aug 5, 2020 11:50:17 GMT -6
bernie: Amen tlwald! God is GOOD!
Aug 5, 2020 14:30:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdCWolIi3OA "Beirut explosion: Bride's photoshoot interrupted by massive blast". Another slightly disturbing example of "sudden destruction", but fortunately I don't think anyone is injured.
Aug 5, 2020 15:31:22 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "Senior officials in both the United Torah Judaism and Shas parties [said] that if Netanyahu refuses to compromise on the state budget, they will refuse to publicly support the premier as they have done in recent elections." Maybe Gantz isn't alone here.
Aug 5, 2020 17:13:08 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-08/06/c_139267947.htm "The Palestinian side is ready to sit wherever the mediating parties want, but we refuse to discuss anything on the table related to the American Deal of the Century"
Aug 5, 2020 17:19:52 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Presumably they'll soon become mandatory for all employees and government workers, 24/7. "He sees you when you're sleeping // He knows when you're awake // He knows if you've been bad or good...". You better watch out.
Aug 5, 2020 19:39:09 GMT -6