Three Kings: Northern, Southern, Pelican

Posted by Jeffrey K Radt ("JRed") | Posted in , , , , , , , | Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010

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Sorry, I know that this is probably too soon after that piece on news about a "Da Vinci Code" supposedly discovered in the Mona Lisa. However, it's time for another study in symbolism. I trust we're all on the same page.

If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about (or if this is your first time reading a study that's part of LUF's "Symbolism Studies" series) then please don't go any further until you read the introductory disclaimer first by CLICKING HERE.

Actually, on second thought, don't continue reading any further -- and certainly don't even think about commenting in response to this Bible study -- until you've had a chance to read that. You'll understand why after you read the series disclaimer referenced above.

The story that caught my attention today?


'The Sea Gave Her Back': Wonder In Israel As Ancient Roman Statue Buried For Centuries Is Uncovered By Powerful Winter Storm

A long-lost Roman statue buried for thousands of years has been unearthed by massive winter storms that have lashed the coast of Israel this week.

The mysterious white-marble figure of a woman in toga and 'beautifully detailed' sandals was found in the remains of a cliff that crumbled under the force of 60mph winds and enormous 40ft waves.



The statue, which lacks a head and arms, is about 4ft tall and weighs 440lbs. It was found at the ancient port of Ashkelon, around 20 miles south of Tel Aviv.

The statue is winched up out of the ocean. It was discovered in the remains of a cliff that had recently collapsed from the force of winds, waves and rain at the old port after a storm hit the Israeli coast.



It dates back to the Roman occupation of what was western Judea, between 1,800 and 2,000 years ago.

The incredible find, which was discovered by a passer-by, will now be put on display in a museum.

'The sea gave us this amazing statue', researcher Yigal Israeli said. 'The statue fell into the sea when the ancient maritime cliff collapsed'.

But the find has been tinged with heartbreak for researchers after the storms destroyed the breakers protecting the Roman-era port of Caesarea, threatening to wash away one of the world's most important historic sites.

Israeli archaeologists have now declared a 'national disaster' and warned the popular tourist attraction was in danger of suffering irreversible damage.

The Mediterranean port, near Israel's third largest city Haifa, was built by Herod the Great shortly before the birth of Christ and served as the seat of government for Pontius Pilate.

Where do I even begin? The events, images, numbers, places, and words used are so pregnant with prophetic symbolism that it's all a little too much to process sometimes (and makes you feel like you've completely lost it sometimes too! HA).

Let's start with the most obvious. The headline "The Sea Gave Her Back" would probably make any student of Bible prophecy think of the following verse (emphasis mine)...

Revelation 13:1 (KJV) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Next, I thought about how timely it was. After all, next week, Christians will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. As the article above noted...

"The Mediterranean port, near Israel's third largest city Haifa, was built by Herod the Great shortly before the birth of Christ and served as the seat of government for Pontius Pilate."

No reading of Christ's birth in the Gospels will exclude mention of both Herod and Pontius Pilate.

After that, I then thought about conducting some brief research on that ancient Roman era port once known as "Caesarea" to see if anything else stood out to me. Of course, we already know the Biblical and historical record, but I found it quite fascinating when I read that with the establishment of Israel, the Rothschild family (the one family often fingered to be the main perpetrators pulling the puppet strings in this world) made an agreement to transfer most of their vast land holdings to the new state.

A different arrangement was reached however for the 35,000 dunams of land the family owned in and around modern Caesarea. After turning over the land to the state, it was leased back (for a period of 200 years) to a new charitable foundation. In his will, Edmond James de Rothschild stipulated that this foundation would further education, arts and culture, and welfare in Israel. The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation was formed and run based on the funds generated by the sale of Caesarea land which the Foundation is responsible for maintaining. The Foundation is owned half by the Rothschild Family, and half by the State of Israel.

The most eyebrow raising fact? Caesarea remains today the only locality in Israel managed by a private organization rather than a municipal government. Modern Caesarea is one of Israel's most upscale residential communities. The Baron de Rothschild still maintains a home in Caesarea, as do many business tycoons from Israel and abroad.

Another place mentioned was Ashkelon, which is where this discovery was made. Not surprisingly, that place is mentioned in a few places throughout the Scriptures (with it curiously appearing in several prophetic passages too!).

As I'm sure you know, Zephaniah 2:1-8 prophesied that the Jews would have their own nation again in the Promised Land just before the "Day of the Lord" arrives (another way of describing the latter days in Bible prophecies), and that the latter-day nation of Judah would include the "seacoast" of the ancient Promised Land and the city of Ashkelon. This prophecy was precisely fulfilled in 1948 when the Jewish state was founded.

Probably the least obvious Biblical connection (if that's what this is) that I thought to explore further, was something I recalled from Daniel 11 (emphasis mine)...

Daniel 11:22 (KJV) And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

Now, I fully admit that I could be stretching things a bit here, but when I did a word search for "arms" (seeing as how the statue that was found has no arms) I just couldn't ignore a verse that also had the phrase "arms of a flood" show up because, after all, it was "enormous 40ft waves" that unearthed the marble statue in the first place.

Anyway, in my studies, Daniel 11 is the chapter that introduces us students of Bible prophecy to the Kings of the North and the South. How wild is that? That can't be a coincidence, or contrived on my part even if I tried to do so, could it?

The Kings of the North and the South referred to in Daniel 11 and its associated chapters (Daniel 10 and Daniel 12) have proved to be an enigma to many. Who or what countries do the terms refer to? Is there a quantum leap forward to the "end of the world" as seems to be indicated somewhere in these chapters? If so, then at what verse does that take place? Is one of the Kings the coming Antichrist?

All I want us to focus on for a moment is how the "King of the North" is commonly thought to be referring to a future (if not current) leader of Russia while the "King of the South" is typically thought to be referring to a future (if not current) leader of one of the Middle Eastern nations, generally thought to be Egypt. In addition, these verses are often tied to Ezekiel 38-39 that speak of the coming Gog-Magog Attack. Plus, Egypt is explicitly mentioned in Daniel 11 too.

For balance, I should also point out that some scholars suggest that a more accurate interpretation of Daniel 11 is that we would see two major Middle Eastern powers, one which he called the "King of the North" and the other he called the "King of the South", and both of them would challenge the Antichrist for control of Jerusalem. That has led some to conclude that a leader from either Turkey or Iran will become the King of the North while a leader from Egypt will become the King of the South.

With all of that in mind, and elevating things to the level of "unbelievable", what if I told you that there was another story reported just 2 weeks ago involving Russia, Egypt, and missing arms and legs? I swear, I couldn't make this stuff up...


Russian Tourists Lose Arms And Legs In Shark Attack In Egypt

Sharks attacked Russian and Ukrainian tourists in the Red Sea off Egypt's Sharm-el-Sheikh resort on December 1. Two sharks suspected of the attacks have been caught in the area of the incident so far.

All beaches in the resort have been closed for the time of the investigation. Four people were seriously injured in the shark attacks. One of the victims, a woman named as Lyudmila Stolyarova, born in 1940, stayed conscious after the attack and even managed to warn others about the shark in the water.

This is what the woman's husband told Life News website:

"We were on the beach, Lyudmila offered me to go to swim in the sea. I said I'd rather not to, I wanted to read a book. She went to swim, but some 30 minutes later a woman ran up to me and said that something terrible had happened to my wife. I jumped on my feet and saw people carrying my wife on a sun bed," Vladimir Stolyarov said.

"I ran up to her and could hear her gasping "Shark! Shark! Shark!" She somehow managed to push the shark away from her. The shark bit off her arm, but she managed to swim closer to the shore. Before she got out of the water, the shark attacked again and bit off her foot," the man said.

Another shark attacked another woman nearby. According to eyewitnesses, the victim was a young woman named as Olga.

"In the bay of our hotel, in the area of the coral reef, a shark attacked a young woman and bit off her hand. The woman managed to swim to the pier, but when people on the pier started pulling her out of the water, the shark bit off the woman's left buttock. She lost a lot of blood," an eyewitness said.

"There were tourists on the pier, and they helped to pull the woman out. Some of them were slapping the shark off with rubber fins. There were no rescuers on the pier during the moment when it all happened. A rescuer was running up to us from afar. There were neither cords, nor stretchers at hand. We used a swimsuit to block the blood flow from the gaping wound and grabbed a sun bed to carry the woman to the shore."

Lyudmila Stolyarova was taken to a hospital in Sharm-el-Sheikh. The woman has been operated on: surgeons amputated her left leg below the knee, the right arm below the elbow and the fingers on her left hand.

Another victim of the shark attack, Olga, has had her injured arm amputated. The two patients are conscience, they can speak. Two other victims of the attacks are men. They were also hospitalized with severe injuries and operated on.

Seriously, what are the odds that we'd have another story from just a couple of weeks ago that not only involves the same nation states, but also women who are now missing arms due to an attack from a beast that comes from the sea?

If we look to the political news headlines we find similarly strange headlines that seem to connect with all of this. For instance, earlier I mentioned the Gog-Magog connection here. We've documented on several occasions the likelihood that Israel's discovery of oil and natural gas will be the hook in the jaw causing Russia and her allies to attack and fulfill the prophecies involving the Gog-Magog Attack.

Well, it was reported merely two days ago that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's first visit to Israel in mid-January 2011, part of a Middle East tour, is due to the fact that Moscow has two bids in play for a slice of the as yet untapped Mediterranean gas. While offering to partner Lebanon in exploring the oil and gas potential opposite its shores earlier this month, sources report that the Russian energy giant Gazprom sent secret envoys to Tel Aviv at the same time. They came to discuss investment opportunities with the Israeli firms holding the concessions for the Tamar, Dalit, and Leviathan Mediterranean gas fields off the Israeli shore and a possible partnership in Israel's Ashkelon-Eilat oil and gas pipelines. Ashkelon, huh?

One final comment on this specific thread. Every time I hesitate and think that maybe I'm just "seeing what I want to see" and "finding connections where none lie" I'm led to something that forcefully says, "No, you're not! Keep on keepin' on!"

The key words from Daniel 11:22 are "and with the arms of a flood", right? We just highlighted to possibility that this is all connected to the prophesied Gog-Magog attempted invasion, right? Well, it was not uncommon to compare an "inundation of waters" spreading over a land with some mighty invasion of some country, and so that phrase could be viewed as a metaphor referring to a massive invasion sweeping over a land much like the Gog-Magog prophecy describes.

Besides missing arms, that statue that was discovered in Israel was also missing a head. Oddly enough, there's also been a string of unusual "decapitation" stories in the news lately too...

'Ugly Betty'/Coke Energy Drink Actor Decapitates Mother

The 31-year-old man who was featured in ads for a Coca-Cola energy drink is charged in Brooklyn, N.Y., with hacking his mother to death with a samurai sword while screaming Bible passages, according to a New York television station.

Police say Michael Brea – an actor in the Coca-Cola campaign for Full Throttle – is charged with holding his mother hostage in her Prospects Heights second-floor apartment before killing her around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to WPIX.

"I hear the brother chasing her [his mother] through the house and he's just saying a bunch of [Bible] passages like, ‘repent, repent, repent,'" neighbor Gregory Clare told the station. "I heard him chasing her through the house and I hear a loud scream and so I have my father call the cops."

Police said Yannick Brea, 55, had multiple stab and hack wounds and she was decapitated.

Police said Brea was combative with first-responders and they had to use an electronic shock to subdue him.



Dozens Of Dead Pelicans Confound NC Beach Town

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. --
Officials in a North Carolina beach town are trying to find out who is killing dozens of pelicans that have washed ashore shot, bludgeoned and decapitated.

Since the beginning of November, volunteers, wildlife officers and town workers in North Topsail Beach have documented more than 60 pelican deaths that were apparently caused by human beings.

On Wednesday, volunteers found a bird with its head chopped off, the fourth such decapitation since the weekend.

Others have apparently been bludgeoned with some blunt instrument, shattering bones. At least one bird bore wounds from shotgun pellets.

Pelicans are protected by federal and state laws, according to Onslow County Wildlife Officer Scott Strickland, who is one of several officials investigating.



More Dead, Injured Pelicans Discovered In NTB

Another pelican was found dead at North Topsail beach this week.

“(It) had been decapitated,” said Scott Strickland, a North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission officer, of the pelican found Wednesday.

Toni O’Neil, the director at Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, said she has received calls about at least three other decapitated birds and has brought in two injured birds since the weekend.

“One was sliced across the elbow area rather than through it — had a lot of tissue damage rather than tendon, and is survivable. Thank God for that,” she said. “The other one the wing was pulverized, the bones were shattered and we had to put it down.”

Injured and dead pelicans have been found along North Topsail Beach since mid-November. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been called to investigate and wildlife officers have taken photos and documented the pelicans' injuries since most of the deaths and injuries appear to be intentionally caused.

It has only been in the last week that pelicans have been found decapitated, O’Neil said.

“Which is even more bad news,” she said. “I think it is even more heinous; pelicans have strong muscular muscles. Someone had to work hard and deliberately with a lot of force to have done that.”



Hunt For US Pelican Carnage Maniac

A mystery killer who has mutilated and slaughtered dozens of pelicans at a beach in North Carolina is being hunted.

More than 60 of the legally protected birds have washed ashore either shot, bludgeoned or decapitated in the last six weeks.

Wildlide volunteers have found four birds with their heads cut off since the weekend.

Some had their bones shattered with a blunt weapon and at least one was found with shotgun pellet wounds, said wildlife officials.




Man Accused Of Decapitating Religious Statue

HOUSTON (KTRK) --
A local Catholic church hit by vandals will go ahead with its celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Someone destroyed an angel in front of Queen at Peace Catholic Church along Telephone Road near Wayside. The vandal also decapitated the head of one of the Our Lady of Guadalupe statues and broke off her hands.

Other church members caught a 27-year-old man they say caused the damage.

"I think first and foremost we have to forgive him. As a Catholic we're taught to forgive, but I don't think he should escape punishment from the law," church member Alice Torres said.

I'll just stop here for a moment.

The Pelican decapitation stories are very intriguing because you could make the argument that Pelicans are also a sort of "beast from the sea" too since they spend a majority of their time floating on or diving into the waters along coastal regions. Yet, there is actually some rich religious symbolism connected to the Pelican actually that will give you a headache in light of all these other finds already.

As for any possible symbolic value that might have some kind of prophetic significance, I can't help but to think back to the Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts Hollywood blockbuster The Pelican Brief about a major government conspiracy and the use of a "terrorist" as the fall guy. The film came out in 1993, or long before this nation's "War On Terror" and heightened state of alert and awareness about the threat following 9/11.

But let's get back to Pelican symbolism. A "Pelican" gets its name derived from the Greek word "pelekys" meaning "axe" I discovered. In medieval Europe, the Pelican was thought to be particularly attentive to her young, to the point of providing her own blood when no other food was available. As a result, the Pelican became a symbol of the Passion of Jesus and of the Eucharist! In fact, in the hymn "Humbly We Adore Thee" by Saint Thomas Aquinas (another St Thomas showing up in our studies again!) we find in the second to last verse that he makes reference to Jesus Christ as the loving divine Pelican!

Thus, the Pelican, which was believed to kill its young, but then tear open its breast to bring its young back to life (resurrection) with its own blood, was a living representation of Jesus Christ.

Until the 18th Century, the Christ-Pelican was almost always portrayed piercing itself on the right side of its breast. This imagery was drawn from a vague interpretation of Ezekiel's prophecy, "...the water [Christ's blood and water] was flowing from under the right side of the temple [Christ's body]... and it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live..." (Ezekiel 47:1,9). Later, Freemasons would use a Pelican piercing its left side as a symbol of the self-sacrifice required of its members.

There are even some recent Pop Culture references worth noting. Several news magazines such as Time and the Economist (and various environmental groups) have used the oil-drenched Pelican as a symbol of the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon/BP Gulf Oil Spill. Also, in the Halo video game series, the UNSC uses a drop ship named the Pelican.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm sure the symbolism is becoming clear here. There are so many possible avenues we could travel down, but let's try to keep things simple for now. Besides, I know that many of you will help to fill in the blanks or add any missing pieces in the Comments Section later and that's fine because I just want to get this out there ASAP.

Symbolically speaking, I must point out how fitting it is that in this tense geo-political climate we find ourselves in at the moment you can watch any video of Pelicans and you'll notice that as they skim over the water they also fly in formation like a squadron of bombers. Is that just another crazy "coincidence" too? I think not.

Believe it or not, the Bible mentions Pelicans in several places (emphasis mine)...

Deuteronomy 14:12-17 (KJV) But these [are they] of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind, And every raven after his kind, And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
[See Leviticus 11:18]

Psalm 102:6 (KJV) I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

Zephaniah 2:14 (KJV) And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; [their] voice shall sing in the windows; desolation [shall be] in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.

Isaiah 34:11 (KJV) But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.

There's something about the kind of images we get when we read these verses, isn't there?

A Pelican is extremely voracious, and the emblem of a glutton. Remind you of anyone or anything? It's a bird in the midst of desolation that becomes a striking image of loneliness and distress. In other words, reading these verses where the Pelican is mentioned brings to mind some sobering words...despair, desolation, gluttony, loneliness, melancholy, mournful, solitude, and sorrowful to name a few.

Remember, the unexplained news story involved decapitated Pelicans, which resonates with the headless statue discovered in Israel. What about the story involving a Catholic idol having its head chopped off? I don't want to get too deep with my own subjective speculation here, but did any of you read Art's (a.k.a. "Ultraguy's") post the other day on New Wineskins titled "Tigers And Dragons, Part V" in which he opened with...

"Brother Daniel Eggers (‘Prayers for the People’) noted to me the other day in a phone call that sometimes Father provides him with inscrutable hints he knows are substantial but which only make sense some time later, often but not always, in his case, a year."

Interesting. This is what I have written in the "1 Year Ago This Week..." box on the right hand side of this site's page...

"There have been quite a few of us watchmen on the wall who seem to notice that the things the Lord leads us to research and write about end up being most relevant a year after the fact. That being said, here are the commentaries/studies that appeared on this website from 1 year ago this week..."

Now, I bring all of this up for very good reason (or so I think). Does anyone else find it strange how EXACTLY A YEAR AGO TO THE VERT DAY (on December 17th, 2009) I wrote and published a piece titled "A Tiger, A Bengal, A Dragon, And Now A Gorilla" that basically alluded to the possibility that something tragic and prophetic might befall the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican, and/or Pope Benedict catapulting us into the start of Daniel's 70th Week?

Here are a few key excerpts from that post in case you're pressed for time and don't want to work your way through the whole thing...

Still, this Gorilla business made me think of only one thing that would most certainly be relevant to any Christian who studies eschatology.

Rome, The Vatican, and the Pope. Why? Because of the title given to this figurehead of the Catholic church resonates with this Gorilla/Ape stuff quite explicitly. Did you know that while the Pope holds many official titles he is also known as the 'Primate of Italy', which is as crystal clear as it gets I think.

That's about as far as I want to go with that thread. You get the point I'm trying to make.

But there was one more "decapitation" story reported just a few days ago that has all kinds of "read-between-the-lines" and potentially prophetically relevant symbolism in it. In other words, it will speak for itself to those of you with ears to hear and eyes to see.


Boy, Two, Stuns Doctors By Surviving 'Internal Decapitation' After Horror Crash

A two-year-old boy has stunned doctors by making a recovery just months after suffering ‘internal decapitation’ during a car accident.

Micah Andrews was violently jolted during the crash in a collision which caused his skull to separate from his spine.

The slightest movement could have left him paralysed or killed him, meaning the rescue and surgery to save him had to be carried out with the utmost care.

Doctors wedged Micah’s head between two sandbags and during a tense operation reattached the bones and vital nerve stems.

The operation was a success and just two months on the youngster was released from hospital.

Micah still has difficulty with his balance but after therapy is able to walk and talk again and is already well enough to be home schooled by his mother, Heather, 34 and father John, also 34.

'You know, miracles happen every day,’ said Dr Nicholas Theodore, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute, in Phoenix, Arizona, who treated Micah.

‘And when I first saw Micah I certainly never would have imagined at this point that he'd be looking as good as he does, and I think he continues to surprise us.’

Mrs Andrews had been driving with Micah and her four-year-old daughter last August when another car crashed into their front passenger side.

She called out to her two children who were in the back seats but Micah did not respond.

She clambered into the back and ‘put my hands on either side of his face, because if he was to wake up I didn't want him to jolt,’ she said. ‘And I leaned as close to him as I could and listened to his breath.’

Rescue teams arrived and pulled the youngster to St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Centre, which houses the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Micah was diagnosed with atlanto-occipital dislocation, a rare condition in which the skull comes away from the spine.

Doctors said that, had he not been strapped into his car seat at the time of the accident, he would not have survived.

The condition is treated by surgically implanting a titanium loop to reattach the base of the skull to the spine. A piece of the patient's rib holds the rod in place.
Dr Theodore said: ‘Essentially, this is a child whose head was not connected to the rest of the body.

Folks, the first thing you need to do is recall the subject matter, memes, and themes we've been highlighting here today. Next, just stop and marvel at all that we find in that single story alone involving this young boy's tragedy and miraculous recovery...

> "Internal Decapitation" -- what a loaded statement, huh? I mean, if we're suspecting divine judgment to fall upon this nation (upon the world) any day now to commence Daniel's 70th Week, then we could interpret this in many different ways I think. It could even apply to the previous studies on the death of the US, or the death of the RCC/Vatican/Pope, or the death of the Global Economy, etc. Spiritually speaking, "internal decapitation" could refer to blaspheming against the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29; Luke 12:10), couldn't it?

> The name of the boy is Micah. Micah is a prophetic Book in the Old testament. For a good overview of it's relevance CLICK HERE.

> Talk of a "miracle"

> Phoenix mentioned

> St. Joseph's Hospital mentioned. "Saint Joseph" has been coming up quite a bit in our studies the past several months with the most prominent example being THIS ARTICLE.

> Any religious/prophetic symbolism connected to the statement, "...a child whose head was not connected to the rest of the body" perhaps?

> Visible scars, but miraculously alive! Made me think of John 20:27 and how it might be a final reminder to many of us.

One final comment before wrapping things up. You know how I pointed out the eerie phenomenon that many of us have experienced where we feel we've been led to study something and then share it with our fellow brothers and sisters only to discover that such a study and warning is actually most relevant a full year after the fact?

Get a load of this! This story about Micah has to do with a car crash. The article noted...

"Doctors said that, had he not been strapped into his car seat at the time of the accident, he would not have survived."

Believe it or not, last year on December 19th, 2009 (again, almost PRECISELY one year ago!), I wrote and published this next column. The parallels and relevance to today's study is absolutely mind-boggling (selected excerpts; please read in full ASAP!)...

A Message To His Children About Their Freedom?

I've concluded that the more surreal and 'out there' our reality becomes, the harder it is to talk about it (what I see as being prophetically significant) seriously especially in a Christian forum like this. Gosh, any quick look at the Comments portion of each article will prove this sometimes!

Of course, I'm very grateful because a majority of you wouldn't be here regularly if you didn't seem to think that we were on to something, and that God -- as prophesied -- is no longer 'shutting up the words' or 'sealing the book' since this is now 'the time of the end' (Daniel 12:4).

As before, I need to stress to you all that it's not like I set out each day trying to find a story to write about from some Christian angle. I think I've tried to explain before how the stories seem to find me. I won't bore you again with all the messy details of how that process actually works for me, but I will reiterate what Ultraguy wrote a few days ago that I firmly stand behind:

Once a part of a headline/story has grabbed a hold of me I stay with it to see where it might lead. Often times, there are a handful of 'puzzle pieces' that emerge. Each puzzle piece is always an explicit reminder of something in humanity's prophesied future as told in the pages of the Holy Bible.

On their own, they're just curious tidbits of info that could be dismissed as 'seeing what you want to see', but it's when there are several of those puzzle pieces that keep showing up (and stemming from the same source); that the point when I start to pay close attention and finally decide to share my findings with you.

Why? Because that's when I conclude that there's no way there could be so many examples of 'seeing what you want to see' from one unexpected source if that's what this is like some people charge. There's just too much 'spiritual convergence' for that to be the case. I hope that helps. I'm sorry I can't explain it any better.

What truly solidifies my position on this is the fact that I have isolated myself from 99% of all the blogs and news sites I typically tend to visit on any given day. That's how I know that something 'spiritual' is going on here even if I can't fully explain or understand it. It's just far too personal for it to be anything else.

So, as before, here's the headline from today that sparked the following thoughts:

Manufacturer Recalls 447,000 Baby Car Seat Carriers

WASHINGTON –
A baby product manufacturer recalled on Friday about 447,000 of its infant car seat carriers, including some branded with Eddie Bauer and Disney logos, after dozens of reports of the carrier's handle coming loose.

There have been at least three injuries to babies, including bumps, bruises and a head injury. Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the products.

In announcing the recall, the government said consumers should immediately stop using the seat's carrying handle. The bolts that attach the handle to the seat can loosen, causing the handle to possibly separate and creating a fall hazard for babies.

My immediate thought was that the COMMON DENOMINATOR in almost every news item that kick-started a study like this (whether written by me or someone else) had to do with the automobile. Think about it for just a second...

Tiger Woods Saga - Car Accident
Chris Henry's Death - Car Accident

That got me thinking: What if we've all been getting too in-depth in our analysis? That's not to say that there aren't multiple layers of meaning to derive from all of this -- I believe that there are -- but what if the interpretation of these allegories/parables/symbolism is simple rather than multi-layered and complex?

Look, we know that divine judgment is about to fall upon this nation. I don't think you'd find too many true believers in Jesus Christ who would refute that claim. We also know that a big part of that judgment for our sins we be due to the heinous sin of abortion. I once read that the Civil War was God's way of punishing this nation for her sin of slavery. If that's true, then I can't even imagine the nature of His punishment upon this nation for her sin of legalized abortion.

The automobile more or less represents 'freedom', right? While we have been given free will to make our own decisions and to act as we please, Jesus admonishes us to receive His kingdom as 'little children'. I find the contrast between all this 'car crash' stuff and this truth quite compelling.

I mean, maybe the easy, surface interpretation in all of this is a subliminal message along the lines of: "Hey! Yes, I gave you free will so that you could have freedom, but don't abuse that freedom by constantly making the wrong choices in life that only amounts to sin, which ultimately leads to death! Besides, I give you true freedom in my Son Jesus Christ if you'll only accept Him into your life as Lord and Savior! Let Jesus take the wheel instead of insisting that you're in control when you're clearly not! Can't you see that you're only driving yourself along a path of destruction!?!"

That makes a lot of sense to me.

When I go back and read this latest news about a recall I get even more out of it. It's subliminal and even a crude analogy, yes, but it's almost like it's a commentary filled with metaphors about our relationship with Jesus Christ (the working parts) and what our life (as babies/infants) will be like without Him (injury and eventually death) if we don't fix things first (adhere to the recall by the manufacturer). Food for thought.

Yes, what I've learned in the past year since then in my studies about God's sovereignty and the doctrines of grace change how I would've worded my conclusions if the same piece were re-written today -- but only slightly. That's not the point anyway. I still agree with nearly all of what I wrote a year ago in that piece, and the message I take away from all of this seems pretty clear to me.

I'll sum it up for you this way. Take a look at this image from the story about the statue that was found in Israel that served as the catalyst for this entry today...



I gotta tell ya that when I looked at that image I immediately thought of the account of the "Brazen Serpent" recorded for us in the Scriptures. Here's the bottom line...

John 3:14-16 (KJV) And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

A beautiful reminder for all of us especially as Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of their Lord and Savior next week, without which there would be no fulfillment of prophecy and certainly no salvation.

A beautiful mystery that dovetails nicely with the Bible study podcast recorded a few days ago. Following Jesus Christ will cost you EVERYTHING! It just might cost you your arms, legs, and head unto death for His glory, honor, and praise. In the end, if you are born again of the Spirit of God, then you will never be separated from Him no matter what anyone does to your physical body (Matthew 10:28).

But do you see what I'm so awestruck by all of this? What are the odds of that kind of "spiritual convergence", or that kind of coherence? What in the world does any of this mean (if anything)?

Look, I know how all of this sounds but many of you who are regular readers of LUF know how I operate around these parts. I don't demand that the Holy Spirit explains things to me so that I completely understand them backwards and forwards, but I do know when it is that I see something or hear something and the clear thought occurs to me, "Hey, you should write about this -- right away!", which explains why I've spent so many long hours and late nights in front of my laptop.

I always pray that it's His prompting that I'm following and not our common enemy who's trying to distract me by taking me down some deep, dark rabbit hole. Again, I try not to ask too many questions, but always try to do what I believe I'm supposed to and leave all the consequences to Him.

Is there any prophetic significance to this seemingly random and unusual story about an ancient Roman statue being discovered in Israel that points us to Daniel 11 (a chapter that refers to the Kings of the North and the South), and that it seems to connect with other bizarre stories recently of decapitation and losing limbs -- just like the statue that was discovered!?!

I've already indicated which direction I'm leaning even if I haven't got it all figured out yet. What do you think? Please take it to the Lord in prayer and then feel free to share your thoughts here with the rest of us.

Lastly, if there is something to all of this (and especially to the numbers aspect) we might want to begin to get our spiritual house in order fast because the assessment here as well as from many of you I think is spot on -- TIME IS SHORT! WAKE UP! TIME IS SHORTER THAN YOU THINK! REPENT! JUDGMENT IS COMING!

I will say this though...I don't need stories about discovered statues, Shark attacks, ritualistic Pelican killings, and miracles to convince me that what the Holy Bible says about what's coming is true. I already knew the script before I saw these notes in the margin. If anything, they only add additional perspective to the story I'm already quite familiar with.

The best advice I can give besides taking all of these things under prayerful consideration to the Lord? Pray Luke 21:36 and have no fear about what's to come. Even so, Lord come quickly.

For months now, we’ve been shouting from the rooftops about this sense of foreboding that seems to suggest that God’s displeasure with this nation -- this world -- over her unrepentant sins is about to manifest itself fiercely in the form of Divine Judgment and Divine Retribution.

When that happens, make no mistake, it will be the end of "life as we know it" for all of us. Yes, all signs seem to be pointing to "the beginning of the end" being imminent, but we don't know for sure when that day will come.

Still, that does not mean that we stop being watchful. What else can I write that I haven't yet (or that you all haven't written or read somewhere else)? It seems pretty obvious by now, doesn't it?

The general theme that we've been seeing lately remains consistent even in today's study involving several new news items, players, and places. In the final analysis, the beginning of Daniel's 70th Week -- the start of the Tribulation -- seems to be at hand!
Is Jesus Christ about to open the Seals like we suspect that He is?

Now you know why I keep thinking that we're on the cusp of the Tribulation because EVERYWHERE we look we seem to be getting signs (even in the seemingly mundane and random places) that point to its nearness. How so? Because they all bring our attention back to the subject over and over and over again regardless of any "tunnel vision" some might say that we have because we're studying these things all the time. There are no coincidences.

Sure, posts like this represent the deep, symbolic analysis, and interpretation that is far riskier and much more subjective than just reading the Word of God and letting it speak for itself (as my disclaimer to open with asserts), but the fact of the matter is that even if we didn't have symbolism studies like this we'd still have to conclude that the beginning of the end was near.

World events and the other news headlines of the day confirm that for us by lining up with what God's Word explicitly tells us to expect, and they prove as much without us having to undergo lengthy speculative studies like this.

Even so, it's the unexpected "spiritual convergence" like this stuff that comforts me because it reminds me that our Lord is in complete and total control of EVERYTHING despite all the chaos, conspiracy, mystery, and uncertainty that surrounds us on a daily basis.

Ok, I'm just rambling and repeating myself now. Sorry about that. Regardless of what does or doesn't happen in the days, weeks, and months ahead, let's always try to rest on truths like this...

Matthew 10:28 (KJV) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke 21:36 (KJV) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

The truth will set you free indeed. Yes, even in this "Age of Deception" that we're living in.

My dear friend, if you have never thought of yourself as being a sinner, have never repented of your sins, and don't accept, believe in, or know who Jesus Christ is, let alone what He did for you to become your Lord and Savior for the forgivess of your sins, then it's time you did.

This is all the more reason for you to ask yourself once and for all
"Am I Really A Good Person?" and "Am I Going To Heaven When I Die? Am I Saved?" before it's too late because none of us knows when we'll take our last dying breath.


Repent! Judgment is coming! Rest in Him. Rest in His Word.

Keep looking up!


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With all the seafoam around the base of the statue one would think of Aphrodite/Venus.

missing head memes: could be in reference to the beast with a head wound.

Legends of Osiris/Orion has missing head and Orion is also missing his legs. Scull and cross bones is supposed to be Orion.

John the Baptist is venerated by secret societies as a depiction of this headless man.

Nazi German 'death head'
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, headless horseman
Perseus and the gorgon
Goliath and King Saul

Saturnalia starts today. Sadly in ancient times the tree was decorated with cherub tokens in reference to child sacrifices.

Many interesting points Shoshannah (thank you) and especially because I just saw this...

Venus Visible In The Daytime Sky:
https://www.space.com/spacewatch/venus-visible-daytime-sky-101213.html

In Christ,
Jeff ("JRed")

Shoshana,
My duaghter did a huge study on xmas, trees, groves and such and found that these 'trees' are related (if not totally) ashterah poles, where they made child sacrifices.
In fact at one point (during my lifetime) I had read that in ancient times it wasn't unusual to hang the actual head of someone sacrificed on the tree. Shortly after that I went to a friends house where her tree was decorated with santa heads=really creepy.
Peace,
Deirdre

Not to sidetrack us and make this a thread about Christmas, but please make a note to watch for a post I'll publish next week on Christmas. I think I need to do a study on it much like I did for Halloween.

While the description of the pagan roots of the holiday (like the Christmas tree as mentioned here by both of you) are certainly accurate, I've also read that Martin Luther is connected to the custom too.

Anyway, like I said, I'm sorry b/c I don't want to sidetrack us too much, but thanks for the inspiration to explore this subject deeper than I have.

In Christ,
Jeff ("JRed")

Greetings. I am new to LUF and have really enjoyed your site for the past week. It has, by far, helped me to look deep inside and explore a solid gut check. I have been to many sites daily, several times a day to follow the latest events as they relate to the Lords return. I was telling a friend last night how how awesome and refreshing it is to come to LUF and to feel like I left with a better understanding and that I can't depend on just my own.

The Holy Spirit is ALIVE and present here at LUF :-)

aladinsane,

That is my daily prayer. Thank you for your kinds words as they are truly humbling although all the glory, honor, and praise is His.

Welcome to LUF too, by the way. We look forward to getting to know you here.

In Christ,
Jeff ("JRed")

Wow, JRed...mind blowing post. Sooo good. Thank you.

The decapitation reminded me of the punishment for ones who reject the Mark of the Beast during the Tribulation.

The miracle of the little boy who survived the car crash (so much symbolism in that story it's crazy!) reminded me of another car crash reported earlier this week involving a 3-mo. old baby strapped in the car seat who survived a high-speed chase & eventual horrific car crash (the driver died). The story stuck with me (and touched me) after reading of the helpless baby's cries as she hung upside down in the back seat before she was rescued.

"Car Seat Miracle Saves Baby in Deadly Police Chase"

https://www.thestir.cafemom.com/baby/113797/car_seat_miracle_saves_baby

The pelican info. is surreal...no words.

I'm looking up!

jeff

please read
https://www.rense.com/general92/diff.htm

Thanks for that other "miracle/car seat/young child" story PK.

Reminds me of this...

Matthew 18:3 (KJV) And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Keep Looking Up,
Jeff ("JRed")

Gosh JRed your story reminds me of the Body of Christ is ready to be lifted out of here!!!

and "pluck out your eye if it causes you to sin", or as in these stories your arms, etc.

the Head is in Heaven already and the Body is going soon.

Really enjoyed today's story,
In Christ we Wait,
Deborah

Wow...you couldnt make this up...

one of my homepages upon start-up is "Astronomy Picture of the Day"

Todays image is entitled; "North America and the Pelican"...

and then I come and read this...

https://www.antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ (18th December)

Absolutely unreal indeed!

I hesitate in posting this but feel compelled. Had a dream in the early morning hours right before waking up. In the dream I was watching this chiming system of solid silver balls hanging by strings. There was one in the middle which was completely surrounded by others. It was not driven by the wind but seemed to be playing itself as the wind would without pattern. The notes were very sonic and short except for the last one which sustained until I woke up. All I remember were the last six notes which were emphasised with a preceding pause. As the last note rang I was in my front yard before the sun rose when it's darkest. I saw all electricity go out like the power grid went down. All I heard was the last note from the chime and a distant dog barking. I was then awake and closed my eyes.
I am an ex-musician self taught by ear. As I layed in bed still hearing those last six notes looping in my mind, I knew I recognized the melody. With my eyes shut, I let the melody come to me and there is no doubt as to what it was from. The Star Spangled Banner "the bombs bursting in air". As I identified the tune, my eyes flew open. I am freaked out as I recall Joel 2:28.
-The chime system resembled Christmas with it's silver balls.
-The bombs bursting in air instantly reminded me of an EMP device exploding over the US which would cause the power outage.
-I had two thoughts upon seeing the power go out. First, I was filled with unsurprised shock as the concept of what just happened sunk in. Secondly, I felt enormous dread that I had to wake my family up and explain to them we just entered hell.

I'm a regular here at LUF. I dont want to post this and will not sign it for risk that people will think this is being posted for attention. I am shaken to my core and hope this is all the result of bad pizza but doubt it due to the clarity of the dream. I can still hear the notes.
-Peace!

Thanks for sharing.

Acts 2:17 "'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

Joel 2:28 "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

Praying that you find peace in your soul after experiencing the dream you had.

Matthew 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Keep Looking Up,
Jeff ("JRed")

I too had a very frightening dream last night. I felt a terrible evil presence descending into my home. In my dream I was praying and was asking the Lord to take this evil presence away. I was very scared and I switched to the Lord's Prayer for it was easier to say. I kept having to say the verse over and over because the words wouldn't come to me. Finally I said all the verses. Then my husband (in reality) got up to use the restroom. I was so afraid for him that I was praying for him but when I did the evil presence started for me. I felt it touched my leg and I was very frightened but I still kept praying but also screaming for my husband as he was coming back to bed and he noticed my moaning and shook me awake.

I pray for all of us, that we keep the faith and not be troubled by these dreams. Come quickly Lord!

Jeff, You link on Venus was very interesting:
Venus Visible In The Daytime Sky:
https://www.space.com/spacewatch/venus-visible-daytime-sky-101213.html

I did have do go to main site and type in search for 101213

You'll find this also interesting:
https://www.news.yahoo.com/s/space/20101201/sc_space/tripleskyshowvenusmoonandbrightstartodazzlethursday

Lots of symbology in the writeup.

Triple sky show with Venus, moon and Spica. Spica is of the constellation Virgo. Virgo's glyph is the Sacred letter M and if you look closely at the glyph you'll see the vesica piscis attached to the M.

Dear Anonymous 10:41,
Thanks for sharing your dream. Keep praying on it and ask the LORD for more clarity. With all that is going on in the wolrd right now, it would not come as a shock if something goes down around xmas.

Our family has been deeply impressed that we are not to celebrate xmas this year. (we have in the past,but after much study and prayer, came to the conviction).

Let me also add that I appreciate your humility in your post.
Peace,
Deirdre

Sorry this is kinda long...(divided into 2 posts):

2 days ago, as I'm waking up from sleep, I saw a quick flash of numbers. The numbers were "3-1-11." I had no idea the meaning & was excited to check it out, so I Googled "3-1-11" & several Bible passages for Chapter 3, verses 1-11 popped up (3:1-11). Every passage was incredible! Here's a sampling:

Colossians 3:1-11

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

II Peter 3:1-11

1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Continued...

Continued from previous post...

Matthew 3:1-11

1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Continued...

Continued from previous post (final):

Revelation 3:1-11

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Those "3:1-11's" were so powerful; later that day I check my favorite blogs & Art @ New Wineskins, in his post "Line of Fire - From Mann Gulch to Mt. Carmel" (under "CONCLUSIONS" section at the end) references one of the same verses that I just read in Matthew 3:11 after being prompted by the flash of numbers! ("I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire"). Also Matthew 3:1-2 (1 "In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand")is how JRed sums up many of his posts! ("Repent"). Love it. Lastly, Revelation 3:11 is one of my favorites: "Behold, I come quickly..."

What an awesome God.

Deidre,
This is our family's first year of not celebrating Christmas either. Just finished with a wonderful Chanukah celebration. When I explained this to our 2 children (13 & 8) they simply said...if we are not suppose to do it...we are not suppose to do it. I would refer all to Jeremiah Ch 10 and Deut Ch 12 and to a wonderful site....www.torah2thenations.com for gleaning more information on this matter. Blessings to all.

This article gives one of the reasons for the shark attack. "The illegal dumping of sheep carcasses by animal transport vessels within 1.2 miles of the shore." Sheep carcasses stood out to me since we as believers in Jesus are somtimes called sheep.
https://www.rense.com/general92/egpt.htm

Shoshannah, When I was a new believer in Christ in 1976, I too, had an evil presence descend upon me although it was not a dream. This event happened at a relatives house in Orange County, NY as I was lying awake in bed. It was a heavy presence that engulfed me and as it was happening, I was strangely calm with no fear of it and I had remembered a teaching that I had heard not to long before the event. The teaching stated that if you get attacked by the devil, that you have the authority in the name of Jesus to cast it out and the spirit has to go. So I calmly said,"In the Name of Jesus Christ, I command you to leave me right now and you must go. You have no choice! The name of Jesus is stronger than your evil." The presence immediately left me and the Lord replaced it with His joy and peace and needless to say, I was praising God for the victory. Anyone who experiences an attack of this nature you have the authority to tell these evil spirits to leave so don't be afraid. Just use your authority in Jesus Name.

PK, awesome!!!

Anon, cool!!!

Praising YESHUA right now for the things that are flowing on this site.
Peace,
Deirdre

Jred, I have no idea what to say when you write a post like this. I get the whole statue thing..but they child safety seats etc...the pelicans...I don't know. It seems to me to be really jumpy and convoluted. It also worries me that you say that the Holy Spirit tells you to look at stuff and write and you don't question. I am not saying this is not true, just that I question it. The Bible is my only example and all the prophets say.."The Lord says..." and it is definitive and clear and there is no.." I saw this..and thought this..so I researched this..".

It could all be true, but I have come out of serious deception, so I am just letting you know what I think. I hope I am wrong. I thought the statue was interesting when I saw it. I just want to say, we are susposed to TEST EVERY spirit...and test anything against the scriptures. Sometimes these types of threads worry me..because it turns me (personally) from looking to the Bible and keeps me coming back to the internet for answers. But that is me. I really liked your Bible studies though and I read here nearly everyday and have for a long time now. I find you less "subjective" than some of your bloggy friends and feel a bit more safe with you. Most important, you are my Brother in Christ (and I believe your Wife is my Sister in Christ?) and for that I am glad.

As for Soshanna, I had very, very bad problems with evil spirits attacking me for a long time. I would even "rebuke" them in the name of Jesus and they wouldn't go away. I was not submitting to my Husband (not saying this is your issue) and 99% of it stopped when I did. The other one percent were two horrible attacks while I was sleeping and I have no idea what caused them except that there are things that get brought into my home through television that I do not agree with...but I am submitted to someone who has no issue with them.

Obey the Lord in all you do, ask Him to show you the door that is open and how to close it and pray to Jesus. Remember He that is in YOU is greater than he that is in the world and that Jesus over came the world.

Your Sister in Christ.

Anonymous,

Thank you. Just know that if reading these kind of posts bothers you sometimes, they bother me even more since I'm the one putting them out there and potentially wasting people's time.

Your sentiments (and mine) are why I've gone to great lengths to wrote the disclaimers that I have (you've read them, right?) and why even despite them I still go out of my way within each post to try to explain the process and how these things just always seem to come up and come together without me trying to make it that way. It is what it is.

Anyway, thanks again and please stay tuned for some new Bible studies (that seems to be the direction He's leading me more and more as opposed to these types of posts).

In Christ,
Jeff ("JRed")

Jred,

I just want to apologize for if I offended you. I am kind of a nervous nellie with alot of things lately..and that is so not me. It is just that I have a lot of things going on in my life and they opened my eyes up to how wrong I was and that terrified me because I was so easily deceived for so long it is like "whoa, what am I wrong about now?".

So I apologize. I did read your disclaimers and I know you have a heart for the Lord...I just get nervous sometimes and that is my thing not yours. I so don't want to get in trouble with the Lord if it is Him telling you..and if it isn't Him..I think enough people have told you their concerns and I think I have seen your heart here that God will wake you up IF that is true. Not saying it is at all. I tend to jump right down the rabbit hole myself LOL. It is really intersting. And that is my problem.

Please forgive me. It is hard to convery sense of humor and emotion with these comments. My comment was the eqivalent of sitting around the dinner table and hearing something wild from your friend who always has something wild to tell you...which you always look forward to hearing and saying..." where do you get this stuff...tell me more".

Praying for you and yours.

By the way, I love how you allow everyone to talk in the comments. It is so nice, in this world where it is hard to find ONE other person in real life who believes as you do..I come here and am blessed to see some of my family chiming in.

By the way again...really creepy yesterday. We had the strangest clouds and when I got up before dawn this morning I couldn't see a single star (we usually see tons) except for venus.....everything else was black.....cue the scary music LOL. waiting to see that red moon and wondering if Matt 24 was spread out instead of all at once like some say....

Certainly no need to explain (or apologize) although I appreciate the gesture.

I know what you're trying to say and feel the same way myself, which is why I'm trying to move away from as many subjective pieces in the coming New Year. Sure, I'll still write about the uncanny symbolism and report on what it made me think about that's found in God's Word, but I too want to be VERY CAREFUL about saying it's even close to a "Thus sayeth the Lord..." type of thing.

At the very least, I shouldn't be writing about any of this stuff until I have a better understanding of His Word. That's coming from me.

Again, thank you very much. I love that this community of believers is always on watch and willing to hold me accountable too. It keeps me focused. By the way, your last few comments have been on my mind the past few days too. Can't wait to see what happens (if anything).

Keep Looking Up,
Jeff ("JRed")

Anon 1:53, never apologize for asking the hard questions. In my opinion there was no evidence of a contentious or arrogant tone in your post. JRed has fielded much worse and has the gift of patience and understanding. Peace!

Shoshannah, I have had dreams similar to yours. Never any physical contact on me (and when i have these type of "dreams" i never actually dream anything, but it's more just sort of a terrifying feeling, that something malevolent is near), and just waking up in terror, wanting to burrow under the covers but too terrified to move.. and each time i wake up and I just go over and over any scripture I can remember, the Lord's Prayer, John 3:16, Philippians 4:13, and have you ever listened to the group Glory Revealed? They put scripture to music, and for me that's a GREAT way to memorize scripture, so i also think of scripture via those songs... but i just pray and pray and recite all the scripture i can think of, over and over until i find my fears calmed and God restores my feeling of peace, and i can praise Him, praise Him, praise Him!! But i am just writing to let you know that i know how scary that feels, and that God IS so much bigger than anything that would seek to harm us. In Christ

Jeff,
I am wondering if there is a connection between lunar eclipses and earthquakes. I am wondering if we are going to experience an earthquake around christmas?


https://www.gaia.tribe.net/thread/2d364a82-9068-405e-b6a9-38ef27e07ee5

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2010/oct/15/strongest-earthquake-yet-shakes-guy/

Since Sept, Guy Ak has experienced over 400 tiny quakes! Someone on LUF said they had a dream or vision that GOD said, 'if you divide Israel I will divide the US'
(something like that). I too reported on a dream I had several months ago where I saw the New Madrid line and heard, 'there is a fault line where there is no fault line' and it stretched from Dallas all the way up to Ohio!! This was an enormous line and would definetly "split" the US, so to speak.

If there person who posted that dream reads this: please post again!
Peace,
Deirdre

More 72's....

The total phase of the eclipse will last 72 minutes beginning at 7:41 UT (on Dec. 21), corresponding to 2:41 a.m. EST or 11:41 p.m. PST (on Dec. 20).

from yahoo.

Deirdre

Do blood moons, feast days have a connection with , 'look up for your redemption draweth nigh' ??
Deirdre

Weird...

I was reading an article about the upcoming lunar eclipse coupled with the winter solstice, which is so intriguing...and I see a link on the same page entitled:

"Britain Scrambles to Keep Queen’s Head on Stamps"

https://www.montrealgazette.com/life/British+stamps+could+lose+Queen+head/4000719/story.html

Missing head story??

Deirde,

Matt 24: 29 says the tribulation comes first then the sun and moon are darkened. Rev 6 has this happening at the 6th seal. I've heard it's impossible to have both the sun and moon in an eclipse at the same time, so thinking it's a different event other than an eclipse.

It could be from the heavens departing like a scroll which darkens both the moon and the sun at the same time.

Luke 21:26 connects to the 6th seal too.

So far I keep seeing a pause between Matt verse 29 and 30 and Luke21: 26 and 27 to fulfill the trumpet judgments.

I posted my thoughts on the stars falling on the 12/9 post Iron Sky near the end.

Now I'm wondering if Satan and his angels are coming in spirit and so are hidden (as in Mystery). In Rev 6:15-17 they are saying to save them from the face of the one sitting on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. My Greek interlinear says 'their wrath' not his wrath. Yahshua hasn't come yet to sit on his throne yet and this lamb, is he the one who speaks like a lamb, the false prophet?

Also the Old Testament prophecies have to be fitted in for it all to make sense.

Jeff have you heard about guided fireballs. I was reading about their connection to sonic booms and earthquakes following. Now the other day I read about those tungsten rods. Maybe a connection to those fireballs.

I keep thinking that the New Madrid fault line will also have a connection to the gulf oil spill and will result in a terrible fiery explosion. Once they had a earthquake so bad that the Mississippi river went backwards.

Now it gets really bazaar. You know what Madrid means, source of water. New Madrid = new source of water.

Psa 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

They found the missing head of the Found French King Henry IV head a few days ago. A team of scientists says it has positively identified an embalmed head, presumed lost in the chaos of the French Revolution, as that of King Henri IV of France, who was assassinated in 1610.

Royal head memes, Queen Elizabeth on a stamp, and King Henry missing head.

For the beginning of 2011.

This all seems to be a bad dream.
We all knew this day was coming.
Please read what Steve Quayle was told over the weekend. May God be with us all. In Jesus name amen.

https://www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/10_Global/101220.chemtrails.lists.Steve.html

What did Steve Quayle have to say? Didn't see anything on his sight

Jeff, the URL sites are getting cutoff. This is what Steve Quayle had to say over the weekend.

https://www.stevequayle.com/News
.alert/10_Global/101220.chemtrails.lists.Steve.html

Sorry I'm through reacting to the rantings and false "predictions" from one Steve Quayle. My advice is ingore him and pray instead. He is a hack who hoardes gold, silver and food and just plain needs the worst to happen in order to validate his fear mongering.

jeff

just wanted to keep you up to date on s510 it has been hidden in another bill sent back to the house.

the funny part of this is top story on national news is TERROR THREAT ON AMERICAS FOOD SUPPLY???

their lies never end, expect a CIA false flag on food very soon!!!

JESUS protect your own, if it is in YOUR WILL!!! AMEN

john

"S.510 Fake Food Safety Bill Passed by Senate in Late-Night Sneak Attack on Small Farmers and Food Freedom"

https://www.naturalnews.com/030789
_Food_Safety_small_farmers.html#ix
zz18i8EKqh3

Sorry for the lack of specific responses to some specific questions some of you have presented to me here in the past few days.

I can assure you that I'm not being rude, but just putting the finishing touches on a Bible study on the subject of Christmas while trying to get over this stubborn cold/flu/sinus stuff.

Thanks for your patience and understanding guys.

In Christ,
Jeff ("JRed")

jeff

just wondering if you caught the local piece on the ch.4 news yesterday, about the dog that had fallen off a cliff in angola last month and had to be rescued.

turns out the dogs name is of all things, lucifer!

the lackawana owners are looking for donations to pay for vetrenarian bills.

realy strange lucifer falling 180' of a cliff in angola N.Y.

JESUS your sybolism is all over the place, and we are watching!!!
have mercy on our souls, if it is in YOUR WILL!!! amen

john

Dear Jeff,
Did you see the Yahoo news about the eclipse?
The picture shows the blood moon at the tip of the Washington Monument. GOD have mercy!!!!
Surely judgement is upon us?!
Forget the movies, it appears the LORD has spoken yet again using HIS creation.
Deirdre

PS is anyone out there 'marked' by your groaning spirit within you?

Ok, pretty hysterically funny here. After I commented that I was worried when you did your subjective post here..I go to spaceweather.com to see about lunar eclipse last night and see where they are talking about the "Dragon Storm" that is back on jupiter. I immediately thought "I wonder if Jeff saw that.." then started laughing.

Now I am starting to see the signs...

Dear Jeff,
Another thought I have had during my prayer time this morning.
21 is three 7s. (Seven being the number of perfection. 21 added equals 3).

If something is spoken once or twice it must be pretty important, but thrice (3) would seem like a sealed deal.

Mark 14:72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then ...

... that Jesus said to him, Before the cock shall crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice. ...
No sooner had he spoken than a cock crowed for the second time, and Peter broke down and wept.

Deirdre

ps weird: my word veri is diasers
dias-days

ers

a semantically empty suffix that creates informal variations of more neutral nouns and adjectives by processes of truncation identical to those of -er 7 (champers; preggers; starkers); unlike that suffix, however, -ers is apparently productive, and words formed with it do not appear to belong to a restricted linguistic register, as university slang

a suffix comes at the end. if ers is "empty" this could be interpreted 'the last days are empty'.

One of the better images of the dragon storm showing shape of the dragon. Looks more like a Chinese dragon. It's tinted orange for clarity.

https://www.apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap050225.html

my kid said that pic looked like a 5-2 Ha!

@Shoshannah

wow that picture of the dragon storm reminds me of this, that just came out at best buy..

https://www.store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.219936100/categoryId.35208800

All good finds for the above anonymous two on Dragon Storm replies and OP. It ties in with what I found about a week ago.

Did you notice the trilogy of three orbs with arms waving around on top of the control. (Site by poster 12/22 10:54AM)

Check this out in google books. (Not a picture, more or less descriptive ideas.)

A Dictionary of symbols pg 296 under sigma:
https://www.books.google.com/books?id=-ECFg1a_6bgC&pg=RA1-PA296&lpg=RA1-PA296&dq=symbol+whirlwind&source=bl&ots=rQ3K0apX36&sig=sk9RzQSAOeKA-VdQHNpcQeWj8eM&hl=en&ei=i50CTe2AE8L38AaO_dTrAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CEwQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=symbol%20whirlwind&f=false

I was looking for the symbol of whirlwind..

I drew a trilogy sort of like a swastika but with 3 arms but I did substitute Stigma instead of sigma, which has the look closer to a 5. Stigma is the infamous 6 of 666. I didn't close in the bottom of the stigma letter but if I did they would look like those orbs on the devise you mentioned.

See the other comment above how their kid thought the wings look like a 5 and a 2. I was thinking they were 5s in a mirror image. The dragon Storm has swirling clouds like a divine whirlwind.

So it seems this Dragon storm on Saturn(Satan) is depicted on that devise and it ties in with the whirlwind, and with Saturnalia going on.

Any more thoughts out there?

Catastrophe is about to fall upon the world on Wednesday 12/22, and the USA is going to be wiped-out by an atmospheric EMP or Electro-Magnetic-Pulse. Their will be no electricity, working cars, water, heat, or food supply for weeks. There will be fires burning everywhere and all electronics will be permanently damaged. I hope you will have emergency supplies of food, bottled water, candles, warm clothes, propane heater/stove. If not, get it before you go to bed, this may happen overnight tonight.

Repent of your sins and ask God for forgiveness and protection by His angels. If you have taken oaths, or have any involvement in occult activities or organizations such as Freemasonry or Knights of Columbus, you must renounce these oaths and repent of these immediately. If you have taken such oaths, you have severely separated yourself from the Lord Jesus Christ, and this will bring eternal condemnation if you do not repent and renounce these things. I tell you now that these groups cannot retaliate against you if you do this, they serve false gods whom are Satan disguised. Jesus is the One True God, and I am His Servant, and I assure you this is the truth. I have been condemned and targeted by these groups…

I am leaving for the Promised Land, and I invite you to join me there when the lights come back up in a few weeks, at no cost to yourself. I will have a place for you to stay. You will not want to stay in The USA, as severe plagues will continue to befall it.

May God bless you & keep you,

Michael Evan Nault

https://www.witnesswatch.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/the-sign-of-jonah-the-apocalyptic-cataclysms-1111-countdown-for-2-witnesses-ends-122510/

Dear Jeff,
Remember I said something about blood moons and earthquakes?

https://www.vpr.net/npr/132242941/

About an earthquake in Japan (or around Japan, same day). yes I know Japan is like earthquake capital....just reporting!
Deirdre

Mr. Nault,
Not sure if you are a regular at LUF. Checked out your website, but you don't have an email or anyway to get in contact with you?
We are to test the spirits to see if they are of the LORD. Your warning is pretty severe. And seeing that time is of the essence, could you leave an email address?
Deirdre

ANOTHER FALSE PROPHET!