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Earthquake in Italy
May 20, 2012
In 1947, the Atomic Scientists at Chicago made a symbolic clock, called the Doomsday Clock. The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is estimated to be to global disaster. The clock's hands have been adjusted many times since its inception in 1947. In Bro. Branham's time, it was set 3 minutes to midnight. Later they put it back to 6 minutes, and since January 2012 it is set at 5 minutes to midnight. Bro. Branham spoke about it many times, here is just one quote of many.
E-64 EL.SHADDAI LA.CA -- 59-0416 Science says three minutes longer before midnight. The clock will strike one of these hours. And it'll be gone within just a few minutes. The world will be on fire. But before that happens, the Church is going to glory. Then if the end of time is that close, the coming of the Lord is closer.
There was an earthquake in Italy on Sunday, May 20, 2012. These pictures are going around the world. Looking at that clock, we see that it broke exactly at one minute to 12 o'clock. Could that be the Lord showing that the time is up, it's just about 12 o'clock now, meaning the end with nothing but destruction after that? The town in which this picture was taken is called Finale Emilia. Finale means the end, or the final. Emilia is a woman's name, it means to be industrious, or striving, or ambitious. Could it mean that to strive ambitiously to be industrious has come to an end, the collapse of the world's economy might be at hand as Bro. Branham said it will? Maybe it will start in Italy, or Greece, there is much doom and gloom in the news about the financial crisis in Europe.
Later on the same day, an aftershock knocked the tower down completely.
Annular solar eclipse on the same day, May 20, 2012
31 SHALOM -- PHOENIX.AZ -- 64-0119 Well, now, we realize that God always shows things in the heaven before He shows them on the earth. Like the wise men followed the star, and so forth. A heavenly sign takes place, first, then the earthly vindicates the heavenly sign.
That earthquake in Italy was not all that happened on that same day. An annular solar eclipse did also take place on the other side of the world. As the sun moved westward from the western country (USA) over the International Date Line to the eastern country Japan, the annular solar eclipse became first visible over southeast China and passed over Japan. When the eclipse crossed the International Date Line, the local date became May 20 again. The visibility of the eclipse then entered the USA (west again) at the California/Oregon border, and passed in the late afternoon over Nevada, Utah, a corner of Colorado, New Mexico, and ended at sunset in Texas. That made me think of something Bro. Branham said about the east meeting the west:
E-37 STAND.STILL.AND.SEE.THE.SALVATION... -- 57-0629 I want to speak on in the convention, "When The East Meets The West," prophetic message. But we're at the end time when the east and west comes together, when the same Holy Spirit, the same Christ, that lived in the beginning is living yet today. And I want you to notice, just before the going down of the sun... Here it is. God has made the shade clouds of denominations stand still while the Son of righteousness is rose with healing in His wings. The clouds of shadows of doubt and skeptics and infidels, their mouths are shut up. God's made them stand still to see His glory.
He does not say the west meets the east, but the east meets the west. But while the moon moved between the earth and the sun to be perfectly in line, behind the sun the constellation of Pleiades also moved in line with the other three. The Pleiades is a cluster of seven stars, they are called the seven Sisters or the seven Virgins, and other names. Any spiritual person would connect that constellation to the 7 church ages, the Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the quote above, Bro. Branham said that God held back the "shade clouds of denominations" for the Message to run its course. Could the "shade clouds" be the coming squeeze and the mark of the beast? During the eclipse, the dark disk of the lightless moon cast it's shadow on the earth. Is this a sign that God will hold those denominations no longer back because the last one has, or is about to come in, and all the Bride of all ages will be fully redeemed and raptured yonder to the other side? Are we about to cross that "Date Line," when the east comes together with the west, and time for salvation is about finish, and the coming of the Lord is at hand? Bro. Branham said this quote is prophetic, has the midnight hour arrived, as the clock in Italy indicated? There is a very striking Scripture, Amos 5:8 seems to be a prophecy of these same events.
AMOS 5:8 Seek him that maketh the SEVEN STARS (Pleiades, their sweet influence -- Job 38:31) and Orion, and turneth the SHADOW of death into the morning, (shadow of death to the whole gentile world on this side, but shalom, good morning and peace at the new day to the separated Bride and incoming Israel on the other side of the sun) and maketh the day dark with night: (represented by the darkened eclipsed sun on this side of the sun) that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: (The predicted earthquake in California will cause a massive Tsunami which will destroy everything along the worldwide coasts, as Jeremiah 25:31-33 predicts) The LORD is his name:
On May 20, 2012, the same day the earthquake happened in Italy, and the Solar eclipse took place across the International Date Line, the Jews celebrated "Jerusalem Day." It is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967. The day is also marked in Jewish schools around the world.
Total Lunar Eclipse, Western States Get Rare View
Saturday December 10, 2011
2206 PROVING HIS WORD 65-0426 = Civilization has traveled with the sun and now we're at the west coast, and the Gospel traveled with civilization. Now, Father, we know this is the end of the Gospel, the end of time, the end of the age. She's fading into eternity.
A very outstanding and spectacular lunar eclipse occurred on the 10th of December 2011. What made it so exceptional was the fact that in the west of the USA, the fully eclipsed moon could be seen disappearing over the horizon at the same time while the sun was rising on the eastern side of the sky. Theoretically, this should be impossible, but the scientists give the explanation why it could be seen like that.
NASA says that some folks in western states will have "a rare way to begin the day." If the sky is clear, they'll be able to "face west to see the red [eclipsed] moon sinking into the horizon" as the sun rises behind their backs to the east. The best part of the show should be between 6:06 a.m. and 6:57 a.m. Pacific time. It might not seem possible for anyone to be able to see a rising sun and a fully eclipsed moon at the same time because "by definition, a lunar eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are 180 degrees apart, with Earth moving between them to form a straight line." But, thanks to atmospheric refraction, the rare view will be available if you're in the right place. The term given to this unusual sight is "selenelion" (or "selenehelion"). Selenelion is more a quirk of the vision than an actual happening. Atmospheric refraction causes astronomical objects to appear higher in the sky than they are in reality.
For me, it was obvious that this eclipse had a greater spiritual meaning. I looked up if I could find something in the Message which would match this great and rare sign. After a while, I found a quote which took nearly my breath away. It sounds just as if the Prophet explains this particular moon eclipse 47 years before it actually happened. The darkened moon, representing the church tainted by the dark shadow of worldliness, is just about to vanish. At the same time, the sun rises in the east, to start to reveal the Son of God to Israel. That will be the real "Shalom" for us and Israel.
993 SHALOM 64-0112 = So the moon passing the way it did, and the reflection of the darkness of the world blinding out its light, is a reflection to us that the Gentile church age is finished. The church is making herself ready, been making herself ready for a time; it's time for the rapture. For darkness is fading upon the Gentiles, and DAWN will soon break upon the JEWS. The sun has traveled from the east to the west, and we're on the west coast. The Light can only do one thing, go back east, on the other side.
Gilad Shalit's mission for Israel
October 18, 2011
Gilad Shalit was a soldier in the Israeli army. On the 25th of June 2006 (Sivan 29, 5766), Shalit's Army Unite was attacked by Palestinian terrorists near the Gaza border. 2 Soldiers were killed, 3 wounded, and Gilad Shalit was captured. On the 18th of October 2011 (Tishrei 20, 5772), he was set free in exchange for the release of 1027 Palestinian prisoners from the jails in Israel.
A prominent Rabbi said that Gilad Shalit doesn't know it, but he enacted a great Tikkun (it means "Fixing/Rectification") for Yisrael. The Rabbi also said:
"On the day Gilad Shalit was released, most of the world, and all the Jews in the Land and throughout the world stopped what they were doing and watched on various technologies, in order to see the miraculous account brought about by the King of Kings... Never has there been such an occurrence, that all Am Yisrael was so united... That day was like Yom Kippur, on which all Am Yisrael joined together and prayed to the Holy One that all should unfold in peace, a unique day of the year... Gilad had a mission of five and a half years on behalf of Am Yisrael. The day will come when we will understand this mission."
I asked the Lord to help me to understand what the real meaning was of Gilad Shalit's five and a half year mission for Israel. I believe I can truly say that the Lord answered my prayer, here is the answer I received from Him:
From June 25, 2006 to June 24, 2011 (5 times 365 days) = 1825 days
2008 was a leap year, one extra day = 1 day
from June 25th 2011 to October 18th 2011 = 116 days
Total of days from Gilad's capture to his return to Israel = 1942 days
Like in Daniel's 70 weeks, and in Genesis 29:27+28 and other Scriptures, sometimes the Bible is counting one day as one year. If we translate Gilad's 1942 days in captivity into 1942 years, and subtract those1942 years from his release at Tishrei 5772 (2011/12 AD), we arrive at the Jewish year 3830 (70 AD). That is the very same year when the Roman General Titus destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, killing and wounding millions of Jews, and forcing them into captivity, and scattering the people of Judea and commencing the Jewish exile from the Holy Land.
Is that the mission Gilad Shalit had to fulfill, showing in type the years of the Jews in exile, from the beginning to the end? The Rabbi said he had a mission on behalf of Israel. If this is it, then we know that this is the Jewish year 5772 (from the 28th of September 2011 to the 16th of September 2012) when the King of kings will leave the rest of the world and return back to fully restore Israel to it's former glory again. The Rabbi has repeatedly said that the time of the exile for the Jews is finish now, this striking event seems to confirm it.
January 15, 2010
On the 15th of January 2010 another sign was seen over Asia. There was a total solar eclipse, and as the dark moon moved out of the centre of the sun, the rays of the emerging sun formed a near perfect Star of David, which is the emblem of Israel. The moon represents the church, she is at her end, and the Gospel will soon go back to Israel again.
The Hand of God picture, taken by NASA
April 14, 2009
After Easter 2009 I saw on the CNN news a new picture released by the American Space Agency NASA, a photo of a vast stellar formation way out in space, resembling a human hand. They give their scientific explanation, saying that it is 150 light years across, and they say that the clearly discernible fingers reach into a "sparkling cloud of fiery red." On the Internet, some call the image in this photograph "the hand of God."
At my morning devotion, my thoughts were prayerfully focused on this astounding photograph, and Revelation 10 came on my mind.
Rev. 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon
the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven
and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein
are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be
time no longer.
The Moffatt Bible says that the Angel "raised his right hand to heaven
and swore by him... ...there shall be no more delay."
This hand is a right hand, and it is held up like someone would do when he or she swears an oath. Brother Branham tells us that God shows signs in the Heaven first, before He does something on earth. Could it be that this photo could mean that Revelation 10:5 + 6 is about to be fulfilled? We can't say that it is, but I wonder!
But I see much more in that picture. In outer space there is no up or down, we should turn the picture about 30 degrees anti-clockwise to get the oval shaped reddish image horizontal. It looks like a circular scene, seen from slightly above, and looking at it from the side. The Bible says that the Angel lifted up His hand to Heaven, not just the sky, but right up to Heaven itself. Verse 6 says that He swore by Him who created Heaven, and the things that therein are... What things are in Heaven? Let us compare this "cloud of fiery red" with the description of Heaven in Revelation 4. John relates the scene before and around the Throne, The Throne is covered with a cloak looking like an emerald. Emeralds vary from a rich green to dark green, and also to a bluish green. Jasper can be grey, blue, yellow, red, brown and even black. The colour of Sardine is blood red.
Just above the hand's index-finger is something like a bluish green cloak or cover with green patches in it, could that be the Emerald covering over the Throne? On the left side of that, there are a few unrecognizable things of various colours which could be the sea of glass and some of the four beasts. Then further left, next to those, there are some bright lights which would be the seven Lamps of Fire burning before the Throne. Being placed in an arch, and looking from the side, they cannot be counted accurately because they run into each other. But there seem to be four lights in a cluster, and two above, and another one to the right. And then the circle of the 24 Elders round about the whole scene.
Just like the cloud picture, it is obvious that the Lord will not show every detail very clearly, but the indication is truly good enough to point to the setting as explained in Revelation 4. Everything mentioned in that chapter is there, and set in the right order with the right colours, just as John describes this heavenly place as he saw it.
That Angel Who swears this oath is the Angel of the Covenant which is none other than the Lord Jesus. That white spot in the hand is exactly where the nail-scar would be. It looks like a fountain, not of blood, but of the Spirit that was in the blood which has been poured out into the church since the day of Pentecost. Standing upon the sea and upon the earth, with His hand up to Heaven, He swears that there should be time no longer. No more outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the fountain will stop when the last one has received his or her lick of fire, and the connection of the Holy Spirit between the earth and Heaven will soon be disconnected for the second coming of the Lord Jesus, and time for grace and mercy will be no longer. Could it be that it means that? Have we now arrived at that point in time? Are we ready to receive Him at His coming?