ALL SOULS DAY

TODAY is another 40th Anniversary Day for me. On ALL SOULS DAY, November 2, 1976, THE KANSAS CITY TIMES published the 2nd of two reports on my visit to the City in The Spirit of ’76.

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The writer of this 2nd record is not the same Reporter who wrote ‘Prophet Chooses Park For Vigil‘ on September 13 with the image wearing the #13 jersey. This Reporter was more careless in what he wrote.

I did describe myself as a Disciple of Christ, and told the Reporter of the unusual circumstance of a Secret Service Agent wanting to question me, and instead of doing that in a room, led me behind all the SS check points, and questioned me standing at the Podium of The President of The United States on a restricted Mezzanine. Having the image this picture shows, in view of the 3 TV Networks broadcasting live, and witnessed by all the sardine packed Republicans in the Lobby of The Crown Centre Hotel below, looking up to that spot expecting The President to be standing there, it was a Revolutionary image in the Spirit of ’76.

Being led there was an unexpected surprise, but it was an even greater surprise when the Secret Service Agent standing Face to Face with me, laid these exact words on my ears, “Are you Jesus Christ?”

Having no illusions about that then or now, in a nanosecond answered, “No!” The next question was, “Who are you then, a Prophet?” I never entertained the thought before unexpectedly finding myself in those unusual circumstances, and was not as immediate in answering that question.

Nor did I say Armageddon was going to happen in 30 months. What I did say is recorded in the September 13 report, “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” This does not say Armageddon in 30 months.

The sign of a Prophet is when the Word is proved True with the Passage of TIME. To have a Public record of an exact Time is risky for anyone, but what actually did happened exactly 30 months later?

History shows The Camp David Accord, a Treaty between Israel and Egypt, was signed. Negotiations broke down on the 12th Day, but an unexpected breakthrough appeared on the 13th Day.

This was the 1st Peace Treaty Israel made with an Arab State since it was recreated from the Bible after an absence of some 2800 years. By any narrow or stretch of  imagination, the signing of that Treaty in 1979 does symbolize the Universal Brotherhood of Man is achievable with Determination and Good Will.

The earlier September 13 article records, “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.”…………….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.”  .”

“this country has been found wanting and its days are numbered” 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.

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.

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.                                                                                                                                                                             It’s the Economy, stupid! as the adage goes.

What about the Destruction part of the 1976 record? The 3rd part of the ‘Writing on the Wall’ tells of the demise of Ancient Babylon, now known as Iraq, and the rise of Persia, now known as Iran.

Along the Timeline, this also happened in 1979, just before the signing of the Camp David Accord  long after the 1976 KANSAS CITY TIMES record.

This is exactly the Destruction this world is Witness to unfolding in the Middle East TODAY, 40 years later. The conflict in Syria has the objective of reversing the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

On the 1st part, Donald Trump is essentially campaigning on the idea the Days of the US are numbered if he is not elected President. He uses other words, but he is Trumpeting the same General Idea from that 1976 newspaper report.

What about the “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.”  part of the 1976 record?

Getting back to the ALL SOULS DAY record, as if to confirm the 1976 Prophecy, the made for TV movie ‘THE DAY AFTER’ Kansas City was destroyed in a Nuclear Holocaust appeared November 20, 1983. Up to that point, the Official government line was ducking under a table would save you in a Nuclear War.

I speculate I was the only human on earth, including the two KANSAS CITY TIMES reporters, watching that movie in November 1983, to take NOTE of this extremely unusual co-incidence or design?

At the end, the 1983 movie pauses at the very same picture frame THE KANSAS CITY TIMES used in the ALL SOULS DAY record 7 years earlier you see upstream.

Final frames 1983 Movie 'The Day After' Kansas City was destroyed

The following video clip shows what will happen if Russia and the US do escalate the current conflict that is unfolding with every new Revelation Day by Day, as the beat of the War Drums increase in tension and tempo.

THE DAY AFTER will be TOO LATE.

The US is CURRENTLY bombing 4 Sovereign Middle East Nations without the US Congress passing a formal Declaration of War, or with the Authority of the UN Security Council. That makes those current US Military actions in violation of International Law, and is not even on the table for discussion in the pathetic sham of a US Election.

It is not a co-incidence 3 of those 4 Nations the US is bombing TODAY, Iraq, Libya and Syria, were on the list of 7 ME Nations General Wesley Clark, former NATO Commander, revealed the US was planning for regimes change within months of 9/11, ten years before the Arab Spring of 2011

This entry to this Blog Today, is the continuation of that Appeal of Conviction!

JOSEPH AND THE COAT OF MANY COLOURS

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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.

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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 Cousin, 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

KINGS OF THE EARTH

Samual as a child Samuel being dedicated to the service of the LORD and presented to his Father the High Priest

When I first learned how to read in the 1st Grade in 1950,  the 1st Book I read cover to cover was the Bible. I loved the history, the trials and tribulations of the ‘people of God,’ the miracles, the kings, the wars, the palace intrigues, the rebellions, the sex, the hookers, and all the other things people do.

One of my favorite stories is about Joseph my namesake, who was sold into slavery by his own brothers, the sons of Jacob-Israel, the Patriarchs of the Tribes of Israel. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, and even in that unfair and unjust situation, he maintained his integrity and Faith in God and persevered.

Ultimately, he became Prime Minister in Egypt. That was good for Pharaoh, Joseph and his Family, including his brothers who sold him into slavery, but the people of Egypt were the biggest losers in how it all turned out.

Hundreds of years later, when no one remembered Joseph, his Family descendants were the slaves in the Egyptian economy. Moses, taking the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt, represented the 1st Labour Movement in a sense.

There is a lot of good guy vs bad guy in the Book, but Jesus, in my young mind, was the ultimate good guy and my Hero!

There is nothing humans do today, that someone hadn’t already done thousands of years ago, and is recorded in the Book somewhere. The only thing that has changed, is the face of the Economy within which we live at different levels and stations, and all the stuff that is available these Days, like no generation ever had before in human history. Sometimes it seems there are so many things to want, people have lost sight of what they really need.

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This week, I revisited 1 Samuel 8 of the Old Testament, the record of events some 3100 years ago when Israel the Nation did not exist, and only the remnants of Jacob-Israel the man, the ‘People of God’ remained.

Samuel was a religious hero in the history of Israel, represented in every role of leadership open to a Jewish man of his day—seer, priest, judge, prophet, and military leader.

As he was getting older, he appointed his two sons to be Judges in Israel, but ‘his sons did not walk in his ways, and they turned after gain, and they took bribes and perverted justice.’

The Elders of Israel came to Samuel and said, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now, set up for us a king to judge us like all the nations.”

Samuel was not pleased getting that request and prayed to God about it, who answered, “Listen to the voice of the people, according to all that they will say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from reigning over them.” And now, listen to their voice; except that you shall warn them, and tell them the manner of the king, who will reign over them.

The king who will reign over you; he will take your sons, and appoint them to himself for his chariots and for his horsemen, and they will run before his chariots. And he will appoint them to himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and to plow his plowing and to reap his harvest, and to make his weapons and the equipment for his chariots. And he will take your daughters for his perfumers, for cooks, and for bakers.

And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive trees, and will give them to his slaves. And he will tithe your grain crops and your vineyards, and he will give them to his officers and his slaves. And he will take your male and female slaves, and your handsomest youths and your asses, and put them to his work. And he will tithe your flocks, and you will be slaves to him. 

And you will cry out on that day because of your king, whom you will have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not answer you on that day.

And the people refused to listen to Samuel’s voice, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us. And also we shall be like all the nations, and our king will judge us, go forth before us and wage our wars.

For those with a little bit of imagination who can extrapolate, this is the Power Structure or “THE SYSTEM” we have with the kings ruling over us to this very Day.

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What about the kings of the earth these Days? The Bible’s Book of Revelation is about things that could be seen unfolding in Today’s material world, and this is where the kings are at:

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (false beliefs about God in Judaism, Christianity & Islam, and the People)
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth (the 1%, Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs, and other Idols of the People) and of the whole world, (the rest of us) to gather them to the Battle of that Great Day of God Almighty. (the escalating war between the 3 monotheistic religions)
Behold, I come as a thief. (when you least expect it)                                                                Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Revelation 16

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In the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon was derived from Har Megiddo, located in occupied Judea and Samaria in Roman Palestine 2000 years ago. The Kingdom of Israel had disappeared from among the Nations of that area some 1000 years earlier.

Har Megiddo/Armageddon still exists as a physical place, but is now located in temporal Israel recreated from the Bible after an absence of some 3000 years.

Since the concept of Armageddon entered human consciousness 2000 years ago, Nations and Empires have appeared and disappeared in this world. There have been innumerable wars of conquest, invasion, occupation and resistance in all that time.

It should be a wonder, at least, to all thinking people, with all that bloody and violent human history, how it came to be, the occupation of Judea and Samaria in Palestine is still one of this world’s explosive issues in the Middle East?