JOSEPH AND THE COAT OF MANY COLOURS

Joseph is one of my favourite Old Testament characters and not only because he is my namesake. As I read the story, it represents Triumph over Tragedy.

Joseph’s Father, Jacob, was the 2nd twin son of Issac. It was Esau that came out of his mother’s womb 1st, and then Jacob. The Bible says Esau was a hairy man and Jacob was a smooth man. That brief description could have different meanings and implications, but for this report, it is limited to the physical description.

Growing up, Esau was a mighty hunter, often away on the hunt, but Jacob stayed at home. Issac loved Esau, while Rebekah, the mother, loved Jacob.

One Day Esau came back from the hunt empty handed and very hungry. Jacob had some food and Esau asked for some. Only if you sell me the Birthright Jacob demanded. In the customs of those Times some 4000 years ago, the 1st born male inherited everything, but in the line from Abraham, the Patriarch of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Faith, it also included the Spiritual Blessing that Abraham would be the Father of many Nations. Only looking back, can it be seen the Promise was kept to this very Day.

For a temporary morsel of food, Esau sold the Birthright, even swearing an Oath to that effect. Esau and Jacob were young, and it was a smooth move by Jacob.

esau-sells-birthright

Many years went by, and being the Blessed of God, Issac was very wealthy and powerful in the land. The inheritance and Birthright was very great, and the 1st born son got it all.

At the end of his life, Issac was blind, and he called Esau to go hunt and make his favourite meal. Then he would get the material and Spiritual Blessing. After Esau left to hunt, his mother conspired with Jacob to deceive Issac, telling him to kill two young goats and prepare Issac’s favourite meal. Then they took the skins and covered Jacob so that he would feel “hairy” like his brother Esau.The deception worked, and Issac Blessed Jacob, thinking he was Blessing Esau.

“May the Lord give you of the dew of the heavens and [of] the fatness of the earth and an abundance of grain and wine. Nations shall serve you and kingdoms shall bow down to you; you shall be a master over your brothers, and your mother’s sons shall bow down to you. Those who curse you shall be cursed, and those who bless you shall be blessed.”

You can imagine how pissed Esau was when he returned to find out Jacob posed as him, and got the full Blessing. It was too late for him. It was a done deed even Issac could not reverse. Esau forgot he sold the Birthright to his brother so many years earlier, and wanted to kill him. Jacob’s mother told him to go to her brother some distance away and hide out until Esau’s rage was over.

 Jacob’s Uncle had two daughters and Jacob fell in madly in love with Rachel, his younger Cousin. While he thought he might be there for only a month, after that month, he agreed to work for his Uncle 7 years so he could marry Rachel. The Book records,

So Jacob worked for Rachel seven years, but they appeared to him like a few days because of his love for her.”

After the 7 years, the wedding was set and the feast begun. Except Jacob was deceived like  he deceived his father Issac. His Uncle switched Rachel for Leah, the older sister, and Jacob found himself married to a woman he didn’t love. The Uncle made Jacob an offer he couldn’t resist – work for him another 7 years, and Jacob could marry Rachel the following week and it was so.

Leah, whom Jacob didn’t love, gave him 4 sons, the 1st Patriarchs of the 12 Tribes of Israel. Rachel, the woman he loved, was barren. Only God knows how many times they tried to conceive. In desperation, Rachel gave Jacob her maidservant to marry,  to have children by her, and she delivered Jacob his 5th and 6th sons.

Not to be outdone, Leah gave Jacob her maidservant for a wife, and she delivered Jacob his 7th and 8th sons. Then Leah delivered Jacob 2 more sons, now having 10, but the woman of his passion and love was still barren. Finally, Rachel gave Jacob/Israel his love child, his 11th, and named him Joseph.

……to be continued

BACK TO THE FUTURE

It is 40 years ago TODAY, The Kansas City Times published this report, the 1st of 2 in the Spirit of ’76, as Americans were celebrating the 200th Anniversary of their Revolution.

Kansas City Times, September 13, 1976 (2)

When the Republican Convention was over, and the crowds left, I stayed behind and camped out at the Liberty Memorial Mall in Penn Valley Park. I was surprised how easy it was to just walk in off the street, with no money or organization behind me, and have a major Daily Newspaper chronicle my Voyage of Faith. Newspapers and Magazines Coast to Coast in CanaDa, spread over many years, also bear record of my Voyage in Faith just from walking in off the street as an individual.

From the interview, I had no idea what they would publish, and naturally, when it appeared 40 years ago Today, I thought it was cool the Date and picture were in sync.

“He came to town for the Republican National Convention  and will stay until the election in November to do God’s bidding: To tell the world, from Kansas City, this country has been found wanting and its days are numbered […] He gestured toward a gleaming  church dome. “The gold dome is the symbol of Babylon,” he said.”

These are the first two parts of the three part Writing On The Wall recorded in Daniel 5 during the Captivity of Babylon some 2600 years ago. Babylon is now called Iraq. It was not until 9/11 and 7 years later, with the Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour-Tsunami in the Fall of 2008, the whole world was able to see the Writing on the Wall for the 1st Time at the same Time. The world has ignored it, still thinking it is a money-things problem, when it is a Spiritual problem.

The 3rd part of the Writing On The Wall tells of Persia, now known as Iran, becoming a dominant Imperial Power in the world, taking over Babylon 2600 years ago. History has repeated itself since the US invasion of Iraq/Babylon, the Biblical model of an Imperial Nation when Iraq was called Babylon. The US is the latest, greatest Nation to wear that Imperial Mantle since taking over from the British Empire after WWII. The Tail has struck the Head, and the reverberations continue to this very Day.

The world and America could not see that in 1976. It’s increasingly evident, from what the secular news media puts out these Days, the Revelation of the unfolding details of that General Vision in 1976 has, and is, coming to pass.

The September 13, 1976 article records, “There are 30 months before the Fate of the world will be sealed with either destruction or the Universal Brotherhood of Man,” he said. The 30 month figure stems from another biblical prophecy, he said, concerning a treaty with Israel…….

NOTE: That does not say Armageddon in 30 months.

The Facts of History show 29 months later, the 1979 Iranian Revolution happened. (Destruction) One month later, exactly 30 months after the September 1976 Kansas City Times record, the Camp David Accord was signed  between Israel and Egypt. (Universal Brotherhood) That took 13 days to negotiate, in sync with the Date and picture of the Kansas City Times record.

‘Thirteen Days in September,’ on Camp David accords, by Lawrence Wright

SYRIA: A WITCH’S BREW – ON THE ROAD TO TEHRAN

The September 13, 1976 Kansas City Times chronicle records the warning of an “idea being put out subtly and deceptively” by the government that we have to get prepared for a war with Russia.”

The Revelation of the unfolding events increasingly reported by Today’s Western news media demonizing Putin and Russia, indicate the TIME of the fulfillment of that prophecy is now at hand, unless saner heads prevail!

Unfortunately, all too often, it looks to me like this world has chosen the Destruction part of the 1976 prophecy. I still hold out hope this world will opt for the Universal Brotherhood of Man and Woman since the other has not happened – yet.

All sane and rational people should pay attention when this world’s major powers are flexing their military muscles, and either deliberately or accidentally, this world is brought to the Biblical End Time Judgment by Fire. This was never possible in the History of Mankind before WWII, but with 23,000 nukes between them, a misjudgment by fire is possible.

This is the attack scene from the made for TV movie ‘THE DAY AFTER’ Kansas city was destroyed in a nuclear holocaust which appeared 7 years after the Kansas City Times articles. Up to this realistic presentation of a nuclear attack, the Official government line was you would be safe ducking under a desk.

p.s. September 28, 2016.

With the death of Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister and President of Israel, and the tributes to him coming from so many Presidents and Prime Ministers from opposite sides of the ideological and political divides, he definitely was a Giant among men, shaping Israel and this world since the re-creation of Israel from the Bible in 1948, after an absence of some 2800 years.

For reasons anyone reading this should understand, naturally, because of this article with the September 13, 1976 KANSAS CITY TIMES record, I would be more interested and curious than anybody else in this world, to read these coincidences or designs only TODAY from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz:

“He never disavowed the Oslo Accords, which, in a coincidence that delighted the crazies on the right, was signed on September 13, 1993, 23 years to the day before Peres collapsed in Sheba Medical Center. His right-wing critics, who blame the accord for all of Israel’s woes, have never explained what their alternative is, other than to persist in the existing situation”

Seems to me the Spirit of the letter and the picture published by THE KANSAS CITY TIMES on September 13, 1976, is still moving and working in this material world.

It led to the 13 days it took to negotiate the Camp David Accord, signed in 1979, exactly 30 months later, as the September 13, 1976 KANSAS CITY TIMES bears the Historical Chronology and record it would be.

All parties to that Treaty did not live up to the Spirit of the letter, and The Oslo Accords were supposed to rectify the failures by not fully implementing Camp David. The Oslo Accords have also failed, as the Middle East is enveloped in Chaos that will spread to the larger world if corrective measures are not taken soon.

It also happened at that 1976 Republican Convention THE KANSAS CITY TIMES does not report, the Secret Service guarding President Ford called me out of a crowd of thousands in the Lobby of the Crown Center Hotel. They were looking up to the restricted mezzanine having the podium of the President as he was expected to be standing there any moment.

Try to imagine my unexpected surprise when, instead of questing me in some room out of sight, the Secret Service Agent led me to stand at the very podium of the President, where he proceeded to question me in the view of all those witnesses, and ABC,CBS & NBC broadcasting live.

Standing face to face with me, after about 12 questions, to my even greater surprise, these exact words came out of his mouth. “Are you Jesus Christ?” I had no illusions about that then or now, and immediately said, “No.”

They wanted to hold my big stick I walked softly with for ‘security reasons’ while the President was in the area.

Having the same image as the picture in the newspaper article above, I would think it’s highly unlikely anyone having such a Revolutionary image stood at the President’s podium anywhere before or since?

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,

Hebrews 2

BIBLICAL NINEVEH – THE WORLD CITY

Ancient Nineveh World City It is now 7 months since my last post, February 1st, on the occasion of celebrating the 39th anniversary of being “Born Again,” making me 70 going on 40. Since a Red Line was drawn in that article, and the Spirit moved me to insert “…to be continued” something I never did with any previous article, I had to pause and wait to see what would develop Spiritually and temporally in this world. In terms of crossing the Red Line, much has happened since February 1st. On February 21, a new regime took over in the Ukraine, setting Russia and the West on a collision course over Crimea. In my assessment, neither side is backing down, and with more and more economic sanctions being placed on Russia that will have a boomerang effect, what The Kansas City Times published September 13, 1976 is now activated and coming into view, “He wanted to bring to the public’s attention an idea being put out “subtly and deceptively” by the government: That “we have to get prepared for a war with Russia.” The mini-world war in Syria is expanding into Iraq, the Middle East, and the larger world in General. The Islamic State on the move, is attempting to recreate the original 600 year Ottoman Empire/Caliphate that was centered in Turkey, and ended with WWI. That would explain why Turkey, being a NATO member, is becoming more Autocratic and supportive of ISIS. I see this as a parallel development with Israel trying to recreate the Israel from king David’s Time so long ago, leading to that Great Day of the Battle of Almighty God, the Christian Bible prophesies will come to this world. The latest murderous bombardment of the civilian population in the Gaza Ghetto by Israel is also symptomatic of the hatred and violence increasing in this world since February 1st. This brings me to the latest ‘Sign of the Times’ we live in, and which happened since February 1. Those who keep watch, would find it interesting to note the latest move by the IS in Iraq. They just blew up the Islamic Mosque that contained the tomb of Jonah in the Whale fame, from the Jewish-Christian scriptures, recorded some 2900 years ago.

ISIS threatens Iraq’s ancient past: The lost city of Nineveh

For those who don’t know the story, the ancient Biblical World City of Nineveh was becoming wicked and violent. God chose Jonah, and told him to go tell the people of the city if they didn’t change their ways, the city would be destroyed. Naturally, Jonah didn’t want to do that and tried to get away. This would be the same as God telling anyone today to warn the world, starting with your friends and neighbours, to change or be destroyed. Who wants to be a buzz kill like that? Jonah tried to escape by taking a cargo ship to another City. A great storm came up, and the sailors, in fear for their lives, tried to lighten the ship by throwing all the valuable cargo overboard.

Jonah escaping by boatThe terrified sailors found Jonah sound asleep in the bowels of the ship and woke him up.

So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon your God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

Then they said to him, Tell us, we pray you, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is your occupation? and where are you coming from? what is your country? and of what people are you?

And he said to them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which has made the sea and the dry land. Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said to him, Why have you done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

Then they said to him, What shall we do to you, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous. And he said to them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you. Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.

Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech You, O LORD, we beseech you, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for you, O LORD, have done as it pleased you. So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.

Jonah and the Big FishJonah finally did come to his senses, and returned to Nineveh to do what God commanded. It took 3 days to walk through the City, but just 1 day into it, everyone, from the king on down, resolved to change.

And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God REPENTED OF THE EVIL, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did not do it.

This is such an interesting and hopeful thought! The people were on the path to destruction if they continuedand God was going to bring that evil and wickedness upon the people. But the people stopped doing their wicked and evil things, and God stopped the evil that was in store for the people engaging in that kind of behaviour.

JONAH IN NINEVEH JON 3Jonah was angry. He wanted God to destroy the City, and there are many Jonah type people among us Today.

Personally, I always thought the story of Jonah being swallowed by a whale or big fish was an allegory. Spending 3 nights in the belly of a fish symbolized there is no place to hide, to run to, to escape the hand of God as Christ Jesus said 850 years later.

Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you. But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

Matthew 12

The Book says 1000 years to God is the same as a Day for a Human, and we have arrived at the 3rd Day

We now see the Sign with this recent event in Nineveh, Iraq In searching Google images for this article, I came across this one. Everyone should understand why it would be more interesting for me than for anyone else.

Jonah_in_the_whale_detail_Verdun_altarThe name of this art is, ‘Jonah in the Whale_Verdun_altar? I was born in Verdun, Quebec, so I have to wonder more!

And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward to your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth

Revelation 11:18

Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.

Revelation 12:12

Everyone can see the Nations are angry, and getting angrier in this material world, but which wrath is which?

God made or man made

Thus says the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things have my hand made, and those things have been, says the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.

Let ALL those who seek YOU, Rejoice and be Glad in YOU. Let SUCH who LOVE YOUR Salvation say continually, The LORD BE MAGNIFIED!