Posted by: cindybythesea | June 4, 2011

The hand that presses the wall – * up-dated

   July 23, 2008

“Remember O Lord, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell, ‘Tear it down they cried, Tear it down to its foundations”  Psalm 137:7

A heartfelt thank you, to several who contributed to the subject of today’s post. Jeane in the comments section of my blog, Steve at Anakypto forum regarding an e-mail sent to me yesterday, Jim Bramlett on yesterday’s Five Doves and Michael Wellman for his outstanding studies on Celestial events and their relation to Jewish observances.

I received an e-mail from Steve Coerper of Anakypto forum posing the following question –

Why is the Western Wall still standing, when Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:2, that not one stone would remain upon another; all would be thrown down?

Good question!  And, to tell you the truth, not one I had thought about before. The most obvious explanation, – because the Bible is always true – is that the prophecy has only partially been fulfilled; so far.

On yesterday’s Five Doves, Jim Bramlett posed the question: Is Barack Obama an Edomite?  If he is, then, I would say the above photo says a lot.

On July 23, 2008, then candidate Obama, Junior Senator of Illinois was in Jerusalem, where he was photographed placing a small piece of paper (assumed to be a prayer, which it was – as later revealed) in to one of the many crevices of the ancient Western Wall, as is the custom during daily prayers.

 As he stood there, hand on wall, one of the Rabbi’s, who had joined their group, read from Psalm 122:

“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go in to the house of the Lord. Our feet are standing in your gates O Jerusalem …. There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee.  May there be peace within your walls …”

Twenty four hours later, Obama was in Berlin speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at the Victory Column, symbol of German national pride in Tiergarten Park.  His speech though widely received, also, drew criticism for his choice in locations, as the Victory Column was not only a source of German national pride, but, Nazi national pride. In his address to the citizens of Berlin, he spoke of walls that must come down; something he knew would resonate with a people who knew what it meant to live life divided by a wall. To a crowd, rapt with attention, he said:

“The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.”  

People of Berlin – and people of the world – the scale of our challenge is great. The road ahead will be long. But I come before you to say that we are heirs to a struggle for freedom. We are a people of improbable hope. Let us build on our common history, and seize our common destiny, and once again engage in that noble struggle to bring justice and peace to our world.

Predictably, winning over the German people, yet, leaving others to wonder, what common history and what common destiny it is that we all share?

Eight days later, on Aug 1, a total solar eclipse was visible over the Northern regions of the globe; the first of three consecutive solar eclipses that would occur in 2008, 2009 and 2010 on the very important date of Av 1.

The Babylonian Talmud as this to say regarding the month of Av.

“When we enter the month of Av, our joy is diminished. This is because the darkest events in Jewish history occurred in the first week and a half of this month, particularly the nine days leading up to the 9th of Av …” (the exact day, both temples were destroyed).

On May 24, 2011, President Obama, mistakenly (or not), dated the entry of his visit to Westminster Abbey as 5/24/2008 instead of 5/24/2011 leaving everyone mystified, except those who saw an interesting correlation to the date and a passage of scripture with the same numeric components; Daniel 5:24-28.  This is the passage from the Bible that tells the very intriguing story of King Belshazzar and the handwriting on the wall.

For any one who may not be familiar with the story, a quick re- cap:

The book of Daniel tells us that King Belshazzar was hosting a very lavish banquet for himself, a thousand of his nobles and their wives. During the course of the party, he called for the gold and silver goblets plundered from the Jewish Temple by his father King Nebuchadnezzar, to be brought to the party so he and his fellow nobles could drink from them. 

Suddenly, while drinking from the sacred temple goblets and praising their gods of wood and stone, a hand from out of  no-where mysteriously appeared writing these strange and undecipherable words on the wall –

“Mene, mene, tekel, parsin –

The King was terrified and wanted to know what these strange words meant but, none of his wise men or nobles could interpret them. On the advice of the Queen, the Israelite Daniel was sent for, who was able to tell the King what they meant.  He said, this is what they mean O King –

God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” 

And, that very night, King Belshazzar was slain.

On June 7, President Obama will be holding a lavish banquet also. Few details are available yet, but, it is rumored that they will be pulling out all the stops. The purpose for this banquet?  To fete German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first German Chancellor to visit the White House since Helmut Kohl in 1995.

It’s doubtful that any gold or silver goblets plundered from the Jewish temple will be in use that night, but, the Guest of Honor and the Country she represents, certainly did, plunder the Jewish people; and more.

One of the topics which will undoubtedly be on the table for discussion while the Chancellor is here will be the Middle-East. And, while the Chancellor did give a humbling address to the Knesset in March of 2008 offering apologies to the Jewish State on behalf of the German people, she is also on record as being in agreement with President Obama on a return to the 1967 borders.  Chancellor Merkel, if you’re not for us, you’re against us!  You can’t have it both ways!

 (Interesting, while the United States suffered a series of horrific tornado’s following the President’s May 19th speech, Germany has been experiencing an especially virulent form of pestilence in the form of an e-coli out break, which began, I believe, in the latter part of May, as well).

The Bible is always 100% true. For this reason, the Western wall will come down.  When Jesus said, “every stone,” he meant every stone!

But, why this one wall remaining after all these centuries?  Why was the prophecy not completely fulfilled in 70 A.D. ? Perhaps, it too, is waiting for the seventieth week to begin. With the long stretch of the church age in between, the events of that fateful time appear ready to pick up where they left off; the 69th and the 70th week re-joined completing God’s plans for the nation of Israel.

Because Jesus said the stones would be thrown down, I am led to believe it will be a deliberate action as opposed to an earthquake or other some other natural phenomenon.

 But, why would President Obama or anyone else want to tear it down?  Well, for one thing, as long as it exists it is a point of contention between the two parties. I can’t see it as anything the Jewish people would ever agree to, so most likely, it would be forced upon them.

I came across an article today written by someone I’m not familiar with. It’s dated 2005 and I thought it was worth sharing as it lends a different slant to some of the things I had always considered to be a certain way.  This was one of the parts of the article that stood out to me:

“If a modern-day King of Babylon were to invade Israel, I believe the Palestinians will encourage him to put an end to the daily prayer sacrifices at the Western Wall. 

Wow!  An end to the daily prayer sacrifices at the Western Wall! How could that ever be accomplished except by tearing it down?  That gave me a whole new perspective on a verse, I had always taken to mean animal sacrifices. And, it may be, but, it makes me wonder?  Is this why the wall has remained for two millenia?  It’s purpose not complete, until the stones are thrown down, and the daily prayer sacrifices stopped.

Interesting speculation, which time alone will tell.

The dinner at the White House in honor of  Chancellor Merkel is scheduled for June 7 and falls on the Jewish feast of Shavuot.  I find it interesting that these two parties (who are in agreement regarding the 1967 borders) should be meeting on a day, which commemorates the giving of the Torah which officially made the Israelites a nation before God. Something, Obama and most of his friends fail to recognize.

Today the fate of the Jewish nation appears to be held in the hands of those who conspire against her, but, the opposite is true. Seven days after Shavuot, on June 15, a bulls-eye red blood moon will appear in a direct line over Jerusalem; a solemn warning from the Creator – and, before the next seven years are complete, it will appear to all the world that the Jews are finally finished.  But, it will not be so. For the blood-red moon is only one in a series of lunar and solar events that will mark the awesome events of the seventieth week as the final pages of history unfold.

Be assured, the hand that presses the wall will fail, the hand that sets out to accomplish what Rome, Hitler, Haman and Pharoah did not; will utterly fail. And, once again, God will laugh in triumph over his enemies.

* Up-date:  Please take the time to read this excellent article titled “This Strange President and the Tuesday Factor, Is President Barack Obama a type of King Belshazzar”.  It ties in well with today’s post and with my post titled, “the handwriting and the hand writing”.  You will be amazed, blessed and terrified at what appears is straight ahead. I agree with the writers assessment, the days remaining for this country look to be few.  Blessings to you all – and keep watching!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 12:6  Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy






  1. Wow! This just gets better and better. Isn’t the Holy Spirit WONDERFUL to reveal all these things to us! Bless the name of Jesus – our wonderful Lord and Savior.

    Steve’s Question – why is there part of the Wall still standing? What a GREAT question! I’m sure many of us (including me) sat here thinking – why didn’t I think of that?

    There is so much in the Bible we never “saw” before – because we are now in the time of revealing.

    Your article has once again caused us to stop and ponder the days we are now living!

    Cindy, how blessed you are in the eyes of the Lord that He would use you to bring forth so much revelation, that until now has been hidden!

    [Thanks Jeane, you give me way to much credit but, the encouragement is always appreciated. I agree, God is revealing so many things to all of us that were never really clear before. A sure sign of the nearness of his coming & what a great thought that is! C]

  2. Fascinating thoughts and connections, Cindy.

    Regarding the Western Wall, the explanation I’ve heard most often is that it is actually a retaining wall built later, after the actual Temple was built, and thus is not technically part of the actual 2nd Temple.

    [ That could be too, I wonder if its been verified one way or the other; I guess time will tell. Thanks for writing Jay, always appreciated! Blessings! C]

  3. We so long for this to be over. Not only does the earth act as its going thru birth pains, but our very souls!
    Thanks of filling in some pieces of this puzzle.

    June 7th reminds me of this:
    The pomp and arrogance is unsightly!

    [ I agree DC, adds a whole new meaning to the phrase “ugly american,” but, with his incredibly over-sized ego, he would never get it! Thanks for writing! C]

    • This article BLOWS ME AWAY!! A true picture of what is going on! I want to say – “how did we get to this point.” But we already have the answers.

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