World War III is set to begin on September 30, 2017
From around the web/By Christopher R Rice
Rosh Hashanah 2017
By Stav Ziv Newsweek
In Hebrew rosh has many meanings, including “head” or “first” or “start,” and shanah means “year,” with ha simply meaning “the.” In combination, the name of the holiday translates as “head of the year.”
In 2017, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Wednesday, September 20, and ends with nightfall Friday, September 22. Technically, the holiday is September 21 and 22—the first and second days of the month Tishrei on the Jewish calendar—but in Judaism, the day begins at sundown the prior night. That’s why the Sabbath every week begins at sundown Friday and continues until nightfall Saturday. So Wednesday is Erev Rosh Hashanah, or Rosh Hashanah eve, and marks the beginning of the holiday.
This year’s celebration marks the start of the year 5778 on the Jewish calendar and marks the number of years since the world was created, at least according to the story recounted in Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible (what Christians would call the Old Testament). The day itself is the anniversary of the day the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, were created.
All Jewish holidays are celebrated, unsurprisingly, according to the Jewish calendar, which does not directly match the Gregorian calendar used in the United States and in most countries around the world. In Israel, both are considered official calendars, but everyday life is conducted using the Gregorian calendar, except among those who are very religious. So while the holidays are marked on the same date every year according to the Jewish calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar differs.
The Jewish calendar is lunisolar, or based on the cycles of the sun, around which the Earth orbits every 365 days, and the moon, which goes through a dozen waxing and waning cycles every roughly 354 days. Since a lunar month lasts about 29.53 days, each month on the Jewish calendar is either 29 or 30 days long. A regular year on the Jewish calendar, therefore, is about 11 days shorter than a full solar year. In order to fix the discrepancy and ensure that religious observances and seasons happen around the same time of year, it has its own version of a leap year. However, instead of adding one day to February, it adds a 13th month every two or three years (or precisely seven times every 19 years).
The traditions of Rosh Hashanah include the sounding of the shofar, which is the horn of a ram or another animal. This often happens at a synagogue as part of prayer services.
Many Jews attend longer synagogue services that include extra readings and prayers and festive meals. Throughout the High Holidays, Jews recite Selichot, special prayers that ask forgiveness. On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, families light candles in their homes, reciting the candle blessing as well as the Kiddush (a blessing over wine), and HaMotzi (a blessing over bread). It also is customary to perform a ceremony called Tashlich where Jews go to a nearby body of water and throw bread crumbs into it, symbolically casting away one’s sins from the previous year.
Many of these traditions are shared among different movements in Judaism, including Reform, Conservative and Orthodox communities. However, which traditions are observed and precisely how they are observed varies from community to community and from family to family. For some secular Jewish families, the main event is the gathering of friends and family for a meal that features traditional and symbolic foods, while more observant Jews will adhere more closely to the other religious customs.
The new year is marked with a slew of foods including some combination of: apples dipped in honey; honey cakes; round challah bread loaves; pomegranates; the head of a fish; dates; leeks or cabbage; swiss chard or beets; Haricots verts or green beans or black-eyed peas; and a gourd or squash.
You can say Shanah Tova, which translates literally as “good year,” or Leshana tovah, which means “to a good year.” You can also say Shanah tova u’metuka, which means “good and sweet year.”
The High Holidays begin with Rosh Hashanah and end with Yom Kippur, which this year will be observed September 30 (beginning the evening of September 29). The period between the two is sometimes referred to as the Ten Days of Repentance, because it is the time during which humanity is judged based on its deeds during the previous year as well as a time when individuals reflect and make amends.
The Bible says God created the sun and the moon and these are for "signs," "seasons," "days," and "years." The Hebrew word for "signs" in this context is owth, a word meaning a "miraculous sign," "omen," or "warning." It signifies, among other things, that God created the heavenly bodies to communicate important matters at particular times to His covenant people. The next reason God created the sun and the moon is for "seasons." Again, in our Western mindset, we figure God is talking about… winter, spring, summer, and autumn (fall). This is the farthest from the truth. In Hebrew, the word here is "mow’ed" and is accurately translated as "an appointed time" or "divine appointment" especially related to "sacred seasons" or Feast days. This same Hebrew word is translated into English in Leviticus 23 as "feast" where it talks about the "Feasts of the Lord."
At first, these two words; "appointments" and "feasts" seem about as far apart as you can get. This is why one needs to keep the Hebrew language in perspective so as not to miss the deeper conveyances of this text. The word "mow’ed" implies that God has a "day timer" or "calendar" on which He keeps predetermined "appointments" with human history and that are connected with "His Feasts or Holy Days." God the Father knew the year, the month, the day, and the exact time His Son, Yeshua (Jesus) would die and how this event would be played out in fulfilment of the Levitical feasts of Israel. Finally, God declares that the sun and the moon were created to determine "days and years." Obviously, this has nothing to do with our modern Gregorian calendar, which was created by a pagan Roman ruler and is based on the sun. The Muslim calendar is based on the moon. But the Biblical calendar… the one that God uses according to Genesis is based on the sun and the moon. So when the Scripture refers to "days and years" in Genesis 1:14, it is pointing to "Biblical days and years" or "holy days" as well as Shemitah years and Jubilee years (every seventh year the land in Israel was to rest).
GOD'S SIGNS FOR THE "END TIMES" STARTED IN 2001
What is a Shemitah Year…? The Shemitah Year is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel and still observed in contemporary Judaism. When Moses received the Levitical law, God gave the commandment to rest on the seventh day… the Sabbath. Moses also applied the cycles of "seven" to weeks and years. A cycle of seven weeks points to the 50th day, called Pentecost. And a cycle of seven sets of seven years points to the 50th year, the year of Jubilee. The year of Jubilee is based on letting the land rest every seventh year as follows; "For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to the Lord." (Leviticus 25:3-4)
The Shemitah year of 2001… America was attacked by radical Islamic terrorists killing nearly three thousand people on 9/11 and this sad day became America's new day of… discredit and humiliation!
The Shemitah year of 2008… America experienced a stock market crash on September 29 when the market fell 777 points in one day. It was the greatest one-day decline in the history of Wall Street. All this happening on the 29th of Elul which is the day preceding the seventh month (Tishri) on the Hebrew calendar, in the seventh year of the Jewish Shemitah, on the seventh year anniversary of the previous record Dow drop which also happened on the 29th of Elul on the Hebrew calendar, (the day before the seventh month) on the previous seven year Jewish Shemitah.
Just as the crash of the stock markets of 2008 was also the aftershock of 9/11 the extended after-shock correlated with Isaiah 9:10. And, these two events were tied together impossible to unravel…
Seven years apart! This too goes deeper still. The Biblical Year isn’t based on the Western Gregorian calendar but on the Hebrew Lunar calendar. So the seven year cycle of the Shemitah has to be based not on the Western year but on the Hebrew year... So no matter what date it is on the Western calendar the Shemitah will always end on the 29th day of Elul of the Hebrew calendar and in 2008 it fell exactly on September 29th the day of the crash. But, in other years the same day in the Biblical calendar would fall on a different day in the Western calendar.
The Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014/15 coincides with the beginning of the “Shemitah” as well a “Jubilee Year”… which begins this coming Yom Kippur. A Jubilee (50th) year comes after seven sabbatical cycles of seven years and is more amazing that a Jubilee convergence with the “Four Blood Moon” all happening together.
GOD'S SIGN: THE BLOOD MOONS
The eclipse of April 15, 2014 occurred at a specific place in the heavens. As a time marker that points to the sign of Revelation 12, it has great significance. This eclipse on Passover 2014 occurred right next to star of Spica in Virgo. Jesus’ own body was sacrificed for us on Passover. He was the Seed of the Woman. He was the ear of grain that must die that life may abound. Spica in Hebrew is Zerah meaning “seed”–the Seed of the Woman. It is the same word as found in the promises of Genesis. It is fitting then that this sign of the lunar eclipse points to the sign of Revelation 12, which speaks of the Messiah’s birth, but also to the necessary second part of Jesus’ coming back to earth.
THE NEXT SIGN THAT GOD GAVE US WAS THE SOLAR ECLIPSE we just experienced.
Jews have a (bracha) blessing for everything that brings benefit. They do not have a blessing for this event and therefore don’t say a blessing for an eclipse. The Hebrew word meaning for eclipse gives the answer away… "Likui" "defect." The Torah (first five Books of the Bible) states, that an eclipse ("Likui" / "defect") of the sun is a bad sign for the world; a lunar eclipse is a bad sign for Israel. Being associated with bad signs the eclipse was not assigned a blessing.
From Space.com: What is unusual about this month's lunar eclipse is that it is the first of a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row. Called a tetrad, such a series of four total eclipses in a row is a fairly rare event. The last such series happened in the years 2003 and 2004. It will only occur seven more times in the current century.
From a previous article: A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States this summer, an event that hasn’t happened in roughly a century.
Everyone will experience on Aug. 21, 2017 at least 60 percent of the sun being covered and the resulting semidarkness. Those within about a 60-mile wide diagonal line from the Pacific Northwest through South Carolina will see the sky go dark and feel the temperature drop.
In some areas of the country, the darkness will last more than two minutes and 30 seconds.
Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and a Christian who urges careful attention to heavenly signs, suggests there may be something more to the eclipse.
Such as a direct warning to the United States.
“From a biblical point of view, a solar eclipse is meant as a sign from God,” “In Genesis 1:14, God declared this to be so. It is a sign that is beyond man’s control, something he can’t manipulate. Solar eclipses become biblically and prophetically significant and relevant when man understands their timing according to the biblical calendar and where they happen. Then we look for the patterns.
“As the sun is larger than the moon, the sun represents the nations of the world and the moon represents the nation of Israel, as their calendar months are based on the cycle of the moon while the nations of the world follow the sun for their calendar. When there is a total solar eclipse, it is a warning to a specific nation or nations depending on its path.”
“Just look at the biblical pattern. Many know the story of Jonah and Nineveh from the Bible, but not the historical background events as to what had already transpired, and why they repented.
“An archaeological find of cuneiform tablets was found in the 19th century describing events in Nineveh. A famous eclipse mentioned in the tablets was known as the Bur-Sagale eclipse, which is verified by NASA as occurring on June 15, 763 BC. The path of totality was right over Nineveh. God had declared the sun and the moon were for signs, and now the Ninevites saw the wrath of God coming even before Jonah arrived a couple months later. When Jonah arrived, they were ripe for repentance.”
“Now fast-forward to another solar eclipse on August 21, but this time in 1914,” he said. “This is the first day of the month of Elul, which begins the month of repentance. The first of Elul is when Jonah began prophesying for 40 days. Just before the eclipse, we see on June 28th, 1914, through the month of August, the events of World War 1 begin! The path of totality of the eclipse was over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire or Middle East, including Nineveh again.
This was foretelling the destruction of the Ottoman Empire in World War I.”
Biltz suggests such cataclysms may be in store for the United States, especially given the timing of the event.
“Now, this Aug 21, 2017, we have a total solar eclipse going over the United States,” he noted. “This is again at the beginning the month of repentance on the first of Elul! Could God be giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States.
SIGN OF REVELATION:12
“Another very significant sign in the heavens is happening right after this year’s total solar eclipse on the first of Elul, beginning the month of repentance,” he noted. “A month later, we find during the Days of Awe from Rosh Hashanah on Tishri 1 and Yom Kippur on Tishri 10, there will be a confirmation of celestial events as described in the Book of Revelation. Revelation 12: 1-2 reads: ‘A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.’
“The woman clothed with the sun is the constellation Virgo and represents the nation of Israel. The 12 stars represent the 12 tribes of Israel. Interestingly, the constellation Leo, the Lion, which is above Virgo, is made up of nine stars. The Lion represents specifically the tribe of Judah. It just so happens this year during the Days of Awe, three planets will join the constellation Leo making up 12 stars.
Virgo will be clothed with the sun, and the moon will be under her feet, fulfilling this sign to precise detail!”
Biltz believes these are signs God is reinserting Himself into human history as prophecy becomes fulfilled as never before. Therefore, Biltz says, it is especially important for Christians to “learn from history” and lead a movement for repentance.
“I recommend believers unite in fasting and praying for our nation,” he said. “This eclipse is just before the month of Elul, which is known as the month of repentance before the Fall Feasts. We find this begins at the same time Jesus, Yeshua, went into the wilderness for 40 days after being immersed by John, coming out just before Yom Kippur.
“This begins the same time Moses went back up the mount to make atonement for the sin of the golden calf, coming down on Yom Kippur.
“This is the same time frame Jonah went to Nineveh telling them to repent before judgment would fall on Yom Kippur! So according to ‘God’s Day Timer,’ the United States has 40 days to repent by Yom Kippur, as judgment will be meted out over the following year.”
As I understand God’s wrath it often is through pestilence, famine, and the sword. In other words chastisements – punishments! Why? To wake us up! That we might repent or turn – believe, and live
Far more rich than this is the meditation that the wrath of God is essentially in us. It is our experience of the incompatibility of sin before God.
The sign of Revelation 12 makes sense as a sign warning to us all that the Tribulation is coming, just as depicted in the sign itself with the virgin (Israel) about to go through tribulation. For the Church, our time is then short. The requirements of the sign make it extremely rare making 2017 the only year in which it coincides with the final generation.
The Rapture then will occur on the Feast of Trumpets 2017, which will be on September 21. This day is sandwiched between the sign involving the Great Pyramid and Revelation 12.
1947/8 REBIRTH OF ISRAEL AS A NATION
1947/8 + 70 year generation = 2017/8. The tribulation begins in 2017/8 and the Second Coming in 2038.
Since 1917 when Israel was given the legal right to return to the land that this was the pre-condition to fulfill Ezekiel 36 and 37 plus many other prophecies dealing with the return. This significant date in the history of the world marked a ‘turning point’ in God’s prophetic timetable, namely that the latter of the last days and/or the last generation to which the Lord Jesus would return had begun.
A generation that has a starting point also has an ending point. I believe all the numbers in scripture that identify a specific generation and/or important events predict the end time generation. Let me explain:
The numbers 100 ,70, 50, and 40 all have to do with prophecy fulfilled or a significant period of time to which we need to pay close attention:
Israel was in the Egyptian captivity for 400 years (some manuscript say 430) or 4 generations of 100 years each.
Israel was in the Babylonian captivity for 70 years. Daniel speaks of a period of 70 Weeks of Years or 490 years (70×7) as spiritual punishment for Israel’s sins. 469 years have been fulfilled.
The Jubilee Year was 50 years in which the land and people were released – delivered and set free. It is a pivotal year in the history of Israel.
The number 40 is a period of complete testing for a nation and a individual.
Taken together, I believe they mean the following:
In 1917 The Balfour declaration was issued giving the Jews legal right to return and settle their land. 100 years from 1917 is 2017.
In 1947/8 Israel became a nation after 2500 years of exile. 70 years from 1948 is 2017/8.
In 1967 Israel captured and controlled the city of Jerusalem for the first time since the Babylonian captivity. 50 years from 1967 is 2017 speaking of liberation for Jerusalem by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ back to earth.
40 years from 1977-78 is 2017-18.
The amazing thing about the above is that each period ends in “2017-2018” the period I believe begins with the last three weeks of seven years and ends the last generation with the Second Coming of Christ. Now in case you think that I stuck the numbers in to make them fit my scenario, here is the explanation:
The first use of the number for a generation is 100 and is found in the book of the beginnings – Genesis 15:13,16. In that passage, God told Abraham that the Israelites would serve Egypt for 400 years and come out in the 4th generation. The “Law of Beginnings” or “first mention” applies here, meaning that a first mention of a principle or action of God becomes the starting point for further revelation. Therefore, in Genesis, the book of beginnings, we have the first mention of the length for a biblical generation – 100 years.
The Balfour declaration issued in 1917 was the “first official act” to allow the Jews to return to the land of Israel. Therefore, we apply 100 years (The first mention of a time period for a generation) to the first mention or first legal act allowing the Jews to return to the land of Israel.
Having already used the number 100 as the beginning number for a complete biblical generation, we cannot use it again. The next number we use is 70 because 70 is the number that also represents a period of captivity and the first number to be used in relation to Israel’s beginning years of captivity after entering the promised land and becoming an independent theocratic monarchy with a king and a priesthood. The Law of First mention or first beginnings applies here also.
The number 70, unlike the number 100, is associated with Israel’s “nation-state” – both physical and spiritual captivities. Therefore, we must apply the number 70 to Israel’s return to the land and re-birth as a nation in 1947/8 plus 70 years is 2017-18.
Now that we have already used the numbers 1oo and 70, we cannot use them again for to do so would be forcing something to fit a preferred scenario.
The next significant date on Israel’s prophetic timetable (Actually God’s) is 1967. In that year, Israel liberated Jerusalem from Arab control and it became the undivided capital of the state of Israel.
What biblical number is associated with “liberation?” The number 50 or the Year of Jubilee. Daniel 9:24-27 speaks of the prophecy to consummate God’s prophetic timetable for the people of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. Israel and the city of Jerusalem will be liberated when Messiah Jesus returns to earth at the battle of Armageddon. 50 years 1967 is 2017-18. This will be the starting-point of the last three weeks of 3 x 7 years!
That leaves only one number left, the number 40. We have already shown that it is associated with testing to determine the condition of the heart – whether one will obey God or not. Israel reached maturity in 1977-78 as predicted by Jesus in Matthew 24:32 and entered into the final years of testing. 40 years from 1977-78 is 2017-18.
We just do not have that much time left. God is winding things down on planet earth and we happen to be the people of the end generation; consider it a privilege, not a burden!
We see that, even though tragic events lie ahead, the good news is that God will intervene to save humanity and guide mankind into His abundant way of life. Jesus Christ will return to raise His followers from death and establish God’s perfect rule over the earth. This is the wonderful, inspiring meaning of the Feast of Trumpets. Christ taught us to pray to the Father, “Thy kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10, KJV).
Urgent! Stop World War III – here’s how
HELLO. Please read this….
While many say calling D.C. does no good, we have to assume that if we all call—and encourage many others to do so—then there could be enough of a groundswell to make Washington think and avoid a war with North Korea, Iran, China or Syria
I urge everyone, at least this one time, to immediately call the White House at 202-456-1414 [follow the prompts, to get to public comment, which is briefly taken by a live attendant, but no name or address is asked of you].
Also call the capitol switchboard, 202-224-3121, and 202-225-3121, to ask for any senator and House member by name. And it does not hurt to call legislators’ district offices, too.
We must not allow another catastrophic war to occur. Russia is moving warships into the region. This cannot be stressed too greatly. Make the calls. Letters, faxes and emails are OK, too, but please call first—right away, at least on this issue.
Do this for the kids and grandkids, and call your local newspaper and raise hell, too, if you want to put some icing on the cake.
Read more: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/29/stopww3/
To locate your Member on-line: U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov
North Korea Is Practicing for Nuclear War
By Jeffrey Lewis ForeignPolicy
North Korea isn’t testing its missiles. It’s preparing for a nuclear first strike.
Thae Yong-ho, a high-ranking North Korean diplomat who defected last year and described how the country was taking the final steps to arm its missile units with nuclear weapons. North Korea is developing an offensive doctrine for the large-scale use of nuclear weapons in the early stages of a conflict. When combined with what we know about U.S. and South Korean war plans, this fact raises troubling questions about whether a crisis on the Korean peninsula might erupt into nuclear war before President Donald Trump has time to tweet about it.
North Korea has started launching Scuds and No-dongs from different locations all over the damn country. These aren’t missile tests, they are military exercises. North Korea knows the missiles work. What the military units are doing now is practicing — practicing for a nuclear war.
The word that official North Korean statements use is “repel.” North Korean defectors have claimed that the country’s leaders hope that by inflicting mass casualties and destruction in the early days of a conflict, they can force the United States and South Korea to recoil from their invasion. While U.S. officials usually bluster that Kim would be suicidal to order the large-scale use of nuclear weapons, it’s obvious that a conventional defense didn’t work for Saddam Hussein or Muammar al-Qaddafi when they faced an onslaught of U.S. military power. That was suicide. Of course, that’s where those North Korean ICBMs come in: to keep Trump from doing anything regrettable after Kim Jong Un obliterates Seoul and Tokyo.
Related: Apocalypse Now
Trump warns senators ‘looking to start World War III’
America’s alert status has been upgraded to Defcon-2, listed as the “next step to nuclear war” with “armed Forces ready to deploy and engage in less than six hours”.
How anyone can claim we aren’t at war today is completely ridiculous. This is the next step to World War III and it’s unbelievable anyone anywhere is unaware of it at this point.
Donald Trump just launched 'World War III'
Trump and his team see U.S. trade deficits, concentrated in Asia, as draining America’s wealth and threatening its national security. Trump claims he is out to redefine U.S. economic ties to Asia’s major economies.
Trump deployed the first Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) units to South Korea, which can purportedly intercept North Korean warheads.
It appears Trump is playing on these moves to seek more Japanese and Korean investment in the United States. He also wants understandings on currency valuation and more balanced bilateral trade.
To this end, Trump seeks to increase pressure on China by expanding America’s regional military posture. There are 30,000 U.S. soldiers in South Korea today.
Trump's Scorched Earth Policy
If Trump wanted to solve the Korea problem, he would pursue what China proposed last week: dual track diplomacy aimed at “denuclearizing the peninsula on the one hand and establishing a peace mechanism on the other.” Initially, this would entail “suspension for suspension.” Pyongyang would halt its weapons tests; Washington and Seoul would stop joint military exercises.
Parties could then negotiate more comprehensively. America and its allies would seek a Korea without nuclear weapons. For Pyongyang and Beijing, denuclearization would be joined with a regional “peace mechanism” and a U.S.-North Korean peace treaty.
But the dual track would commit America to a cooperative approach to Asian security. And that would not help Trump pursue his economic goals. In a stable Asia, how would Trump leverage military power to extract economic concessions from allies or from China?
This will continue raising risks that conventional conflict on the Korean peninsula escalates rapidly to nuclear war.
If Trump keeps building what China sees as a more robust and ultimately offensive regional military posture, Beijing will respond.
China will leverage its own economic and political ties to U.S. allies in Asia to constrain and undermine Trump’s strategy.
De Stabilizing the World for Corporate Profits
President Donald Trump issued an executive action, the order instructs Defense Secretary James Mattis, in the words of the Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the order prior to its formal release, “to examine how to carry out operations against unnamed ‘near-peer’ competitors, a group which US officials typically identify as China and Russia.” And it commands the Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget to develop a “military readiness emergency budget amendment” that would increase military spending in the current year and increase the budget for 2018 and thereafter—increases to be offset by cuts to social spending.
A move by the Trump administration to implement a $1 trillion upgrade in the country’s nuclear arsenal, the expansion of the Navy to 350 ships, the Air Force to 1,200 fighter and attack jets, the Marine Corps from 24 to 36 divisions, and the Army to more than a half a million soldiers.
The US currently spends approximately $600 billion on its military annually—excluding expenditures on the intelligence agencies and Veterans Administration— more than the next nine largest military spenders combined. American “defense” spending accounts for, by itself, over one third of all global military spending, and it consumes the great majority of the federal discretionary budget.
Increases in military spending, coupled with Trump’s promises to drastically lower taxes on corporations and the rich, must inevitably be paid for by cuts to education, health care and infrastructure, and by plundering Social Security and Medicare.
A high-ranking Army general, Lt. Gen. David Barno, told NPR’s Morning Edition that far more US soldiers will be deployed into Syria.
An escalation in Syria is also prefigured by Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order, which, with the express aim of blocking refugees from fleeing the crisis, envisages the creation of “safe zones” run by the US military—in blatant violation of Syrian sovereignty and international law. Under the plan, Syria’s refugees would be placed in what would be, in all but name, US- administered camps, overseen by the US military.
WHAT IS THE BIBLE CODE?
The code was discovered by Dr. Eliyahu Rips, one of the world's leading experts in group theory, a field of mathematics which underlies quantum physics.
It has been confirmed by eminent mathematicians at the prestigious American universities of Harvard and Yale (including David Kazhdan at Harvard and I. Piatetski-Shapiro at Yale), and been replicated by a senior code-breaker (Harold Gans) at the U.S. Department of Defence, who tested it with his own computer-program.
Harvard, Yale and Jerusalem's Hebrew University have some of the world's leading mathematicians. They have all confirmed that there is a code in The Bible which reveals the future.
It may all seem beyond belief. But the man who discovered the code is considered a near genius in the world of mathematics.
Eliyahu Rips is so self-effacing that he tends to give other people credit for his own work, and one would never guess he is a world-famous mathematician. When Michael Drosnin met him in June 1992, he assumed that there would be nothing to his claim.
Rips pulled down a volume from his bookshelf and read to him, quoting an 18th-century sage called the Genius of Vilna; 'The rule is that all that was, is, and will be (Revelation/Apocalypse 1:8*) unto the end of time is included in The Torah (in The Bible), from the first word to the last word.'
* Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Drosnin picked up a Bible from the desk in his study, and asked Rips to show him the Gulf War. Instead of opening The Bible, he turned on his computer. 'The Bible code is a computer-program,' he explained.
The Bible code was discovered in the original Hebrew version of the Old Testament, The Bible as it was first written. That Book, now translated into every language, is the foundation of all Western religion. But the mathematical code exists only in Hebrew, because that is The Bible's original language.
Eliyahu Rips told Michael Drosnin that the first hint of the encoding had been found more than 50 years ago by H.M.D. Weissmandel, a rabbi in Prague who discovered that if he skipped 50 letters, and then another 50, and then another 50, the word 'Torah' was spelled out at the beginning of The Book of Genesis.
The same skip-sequence again spelled out 'Torah' in The Book of Exodus, Book of Numbers and Book of Deuteronomy.
'I heard about it totally by chance,' said Rips. That was 12 years ago. 'At first I tried just counting letters like Weissmandel. You know, Isaac Newton also tried to find the code in The Bible, and he considered it more important than his theory of the universe.'
Sir Isaac Newton was the first modern scientist; he worked out the mechanics of the solar system and discovered the force of gravity. He was certain, too, that there was a hidden code in The Bible that would reveal the future. He learned Hebrew, and spent half his life trying to find it.
In fact, according to his biographer John Maynard Keynes, it became an obsession. When Keynes became provost at Cambridge University, he discovered there the papers that Newton had packed up in 1696 when he had retired as provost.
Keynes was shocked. Most of the million words in Newton's own handwriting were not about mathematics or astronomy, but esoteric theology. They revealed that the great physicist believed there was hidden in The Bible a prophecy of human history.
Newton, said Keynes, was certain The Bible, indeed the whole universe, was a 'cryptogram set by The Almighty', and wanted to 'read the riddle of The Godhead, the riddle of past and future events Divinely Foreordained'.
Newton was still searching for The Bible code when he died. But his lifetime quest failed no matter what mathematical model he applied.
The discovery that had eluded Newton was made by Eliyahu Rips because he had the one essential tool that Newton lacked - a computer. The hidden text of The Bible was encoded with a kind of time-lock*. It could not be opened until the computer had been invented.
* Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and "seal" the Book (Rev. 5:1-5), [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and [evil] knowledge (1 Tim. 6:20) shall be increased.
To understand how The Bible Code works, imagine that The Old Testament is constructed like a giant crossword puzzle. It is encoded from beginning to end with words that connect to tell a hidden story.
Rips explained that each code is a case of adding every fourth or twelfth or fiftieth letter to form a word. Skip x spaces, and another x spaces, and another x spaces, and the hidden message is spelled out.
This is best explained by reading the paragraph below, starting at the first letter, and skipping every three letters.
'Rips ExplAineD thaT eacH codE is a Case Of adDing Every fourth or twelfth or fiftieth letter to form a word.' The hidden message is READ THE CODE.
But it is more than a simple skip code. Criss-crossing the entire known text of The Bible, hidden under the original Hebrew of The Old Testament, is a complex network of words and phrases, a new revelation. There is a Bible beneath The Bible.
Drosnin asked Rips and one of Harvard's top mathematicians, David Kazhdan how anyone, man or God, could see what did not yet exist. He had always assumed that the future did not exist until it happened.
Rips replied first with a theological answer. 'The world was created,' he said. 'The Creator is not confined by time or space. For us the future is non-existent. For The Creator, the whole universe from beginning to end (Revelation 1:8) was seen in one stroke.'
Kazhdan gave a Newtonian explanation. 'Science accepts that if we know the position of every molecule and atom, we can foresee everything,' he said.
'In the mechanical world, if we know the position and velocity of an object - a bullet or a rocket to Mars - then we could also know precisely when and where it will arrive. So there's no problem in that sense about knowing the future.'
'But if you ask me if I am surprised that the future is encoded in The Bible,' added Kazhdan, 'of course I am.'
A Rabbi discovered back in 1994 in the Bible code that Korea would launch a nuclear attack or "nuclear holocaust" that would hit the United States (US) and destroy America as we know it. Here is a video to describe these events:
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Here is a video that may explain this a little better: