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.
visit-r: Thanks EnochWalked for the gracious and peaceful reply. I accept to post. However, I don't have any political affiliation - fact. I believe that BOTH political "sides" have "truth to speak". 1st link - www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRLi7NCgu68
Feb 26, 2020 5:58:01 GMT -6
visit-r: I sincerely believe that most here would agree that Paul at REVELATIONCHAPTER12dotCOM is a "true watchman" and is definitely a watchman that "builds up". Noting as well that NOT all so called "watchmen" are true. Peace.
Feb 26, 2020 6:12:32 GMT -6
mike: visit-r the first link is 'elephant in the room' - was that intentional? Not sure I follow why thats posted here. perhaps some of the dialogue attributed to it, has scrolled off. Second link - I also started watching Pauls video 20 mins ago
Feb 26, 2020 6:13:05 GMT -6
mike: Paul is certainly watching! Is he correct about everything? Certainly not, but I truly appreciate his diligence and earnest to watch and share with others whether correct or not
Feb 26, 2020 6:14:12 GMT -6
visit-r: mike, I posted two links yesterday. Unfortunately they were "forced off the page". The "elephant in the room" video aptly describes the atmosphere here. And - It was the second video I posted yesterday. It remains to be an issue IMO - sadly.
Feb 26, 2020 6:20:27 GMT -6
mike: Oh-Youre seeing an elephant? What may I ask is it that you see? (and yes the site causes posts in the shoutbox to scroll off the page)
Feb 26, 2020 6:22:52 GMT -6
visit-r: mike, yes, I believe Paul is very correct. I also believe that it is (in itself) prophecy being fulfilled. You can figure out the "elephant in the room" idiom for yourself. I'm done.
Feb 26, 2020 6:24:15 GMT -6
mike: visit-r - I would not asked about it if I was certain I knew what you feel is the elephant. I am not able to decipher your reference from reading a few shoutbox posts over a few days/weeks. But thanks for trying
Feb 26, 2020 6:30:37 GMT -6
mike: As for Paul being 'very correct' - I do not know how long you have followed his videos however some of those from 2+ yrs ago were clearly not correct. In his zeal and love for Christ his study at times has led him to incorrect conclusions...
Feb 26, 2020 6:32:12 GMT -6
mike: while the current is something I've also pondered, I do see some stronger evidence now for who the death dealer is. I continue to observe as things unfold. we shall know soon enough
Feb 26, 2020 6:33:00 GMT -6
tlwald: The amount of censorship on the internet is mind blowing. I went to read a thread listed above and saw a thread on the Coronavirus. I clicked backed to go to it and it is GONE from my page. Wow.
Feb 26, 2020 7:17:42 GMT -6
tlwald: My comments keep vanishing. This is weird.
Feb 26, 2020 7:27:34 GMT -6
mike: tlwald-we can try to investigate. can you give us more information? I see your post in the COV19 thread. Perhaps email me the details of what you think happened?
Feb 26, 2020 7:31:15 GMT -6
visit-r: Just in case. Worth reposting anyway.
Feb 26, 2020 7:39:45 GMT -6
tlwald: Mike...the one that completely vanished was on one of the articles about the Coronavirus. Not here is the boards. When I refreshed my page the ones here reappeared. The one on the article never did. I have no clue. Sorry I can’t help you more.
Feb 26, 2020 7:43:59 GMT -6
USCG_Vet: Paul pretty much claims Trump is the AC and that "the deal of the century" is the covenant of Daniel 9:27 even though nothing about it is for 7 years. He said 7 years isn't a requirement...
Feb 26, 2020 7:53:14 GMT -6
visit-r: Sorry tlwald I misunderstood. I sure did sound like Gomer Pyle there - Ha Ha...Anyone remember that...Ah! those Hollyweirdos...Now I sure AM showing my age...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomer_Pyle
Feb 26, 2020 8:07:15 GMT -6