Originally posted by King_John
Funny thing is last night I had a dream that Sunday was actually the important date. Not saying it's anything more than a dream but the title made me
laugh when I saw it.
I too had had a dream around November 15 that I vaguely remember. I am sure you know how that works.
I remember I and others were taken somewhere, I thought Russia for I was wondering if I could understand the language. There was a man talking about
prophecy who mentioned forty days. I asked if I might ask a question? He replied who are you? I think my reply was I am insignificant. The important
thing is how do you arrive at forty days? What do you base your forty day prophetic study on? Why do you say forty days? My dream ended there.
Perplexed I wondered about the dream and regretted that I did not get a reply. The very next morning I was surfing the web and came across this
article and it was part of the answer to the forty days. Forty days would be around the 23 or 24 of December.
Then I came across this article.
Judah Ben Samuel consecrated his life to God and he was a model of abstinence and selflessness and was awaiting with a burning desire the coming of
Ben Samuel was often called “Light of Israel.” Even bishops came to him for advice. If anyone asked him where his wisdom came from he would
answer, “The prophet Elijah, who will precede the Messiah, appeared to me and revealed many things to me and emphasized that the precondition for
answered prayer is that it is fueled by enthusiasm and joy for the greatness and holiness of God.”
His astonishing predictions:
In AD 1217 this scholarly and pious rabbi prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. Now, keep
in mind, he made this prediction 300 years before the Ottoman Turks seized control of Jerusalem in 1517. If indeed 1217 and 1517 were jubilee years as
Judah Ben Samuel believed, then his prophecy was exactly right, because exactly 400 years after the Turks took control of Jerusalem they were driven
out of the city and the holy land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of General George Allenby – on Hanukkah, by the way.
But it gets more interesting still.
The rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967,
due to the fact that the Holy Land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation.
Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with
Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called
“no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.
Then in the Six Day War in 1967 the entire West Bank of the Holy Land was conquered by the Israeli army along with the whole city of Jerusalem which
passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.
It certainly would be significant if both 1917 and 1967 were Jubilee years, considering the significance of what happened in Jerusalem on those years.
But it gets even more interesting, because Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the
Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. If he’s right, the 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in 2017.
Knock off 1260 days for the tribulation and we are out of time.
Then i came across this article.
Usually, the winter solstice occurs on the 21 December, but that can shift for the same reasons we have leap years: the Earth takes 365.25 days to
orbit the sun, but the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days so each year the solstice is pushed back by around six hours.
"At extreme ends of the four year calendrical cycle the solstice can sometimes get shunted into the early hours of the 22nd, as it does this year.
Next year is a leap year, which resets the calendar so that the winter solstice will fall on the 21st again," said Marek Kukula at the Royal
Observatory in Greenwich, London.
This year's winter solstice – which marks the shortest day of the year – is on 22 December.
The official onset of winter and the beginning of the end for long, dark nights in the northern hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice, which is
this year at 5.30am (GMT)
Eastern standard time is five hours ahead of Greenwich mean time.