Posted by: cindybythesea | July 19, 2011

Partly cloudy with a chance of snow

  

When I was a child growing up in rural south-east Utah, I remember that every evening before retiring to bed, my grandfather would check the barometer hanging on the living room wall to see what the weather was going to be the next day. “It’s going to snow”,  he would say, “the pressure is really low”.  Or, sometimes he would say rain, though usually it was snow, as we got a lot of that where I grew up.  I marveled at this little instrument that always seemed to know what the weather was going to be, but, in time I began to understand why my grandfather and others, relied on it so.

Weather forecasting in those days was not nearly as sophisticated as it is now and for that reason, most people had better luck sticking their heads out their windows than listening to TV weather forecasters, who were just as apt to get it wrong as they were right.  Unless, they had a barometer, that is.  In a way, that’s a little bit like us, when it comes to trying to figure out where we are at on the prophetic time line.

The last few days, weeks, months there has been great excitement and speculation in regard to the timing of the rapture with dreams, visions and even license plate watching by some – including my self!  As we have watched these dates come and go (with some disappointment), I think it would be well to remember that there is one and only one barometer of certainty, when it comes to knowing, where we are at and what we can expect in the coming days and that barometer is Israel. 

On July 26, the UN Security council will meet in New York for discussion on the development of a Palestinian state with the possibility of a divided Jerusalem as its capital this September. Put to a vote, we have to ask ourselves, when the times comes will the United States stand with Israel ?  Or not?

This is the real barometer, this is the real test  – for the Bible tells us the day is coming, when all nations of the world will be against Israel. Brothers and sisters, we don’t have to wonder where we are at on the prophetic calendar. We know! We have the sure word of the Lord to guide us. The prophets as blessed as they were to see it, were no more blessed than we, who are living it!  Though clouds may obscure our vision for a time, take heart in knowing, when, the barometer says, snow, it’s going to snow!

Therefore, brothers and sisters, remain encouraged and keep looking up!  It won’t be long; in fact, I think, I just felt the first kiss of a wet snowflake on my cheek.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6   Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!   Cindy

 

 

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  1. Dear Cindy,

    Thank you for the reminder and thank you for keeping the altar fire burning. We are ‘seeing’ the Word of God in motion. Let US praise the Lord and keep the fires on His altar lit, neveeeer let the fire go out.

    Halleluyah, Hallel u yah

    YosoY, Chilquyyah, my portion is Yah

    [Thank you, Yoso Y, for your continued encouragement, as blessing as always! C]

  2. Thanks Cindy,

    The weather is changing; on July 26th the moon will pass the Pleiades.

    But, I am still catching up to your cow dream. “Room on the 15th”

    Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova: Discovered in 1948 the same year as Israel was declared a State.

    Close approach 15th August 2011 (Tu B’Av) http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

    On 15 August this comet will not only be its closest to earth it will be in the constellation Vela.

    E.W. Bullinger stated… “Vela/sail, and Pyxis/director; this includes the cluster of the southern Pleiades; all together this is the largest constellation and it is second in brightness to Sirius) – Christ recovers all redeemed people from the enemy’s power and he brings the travelers safely home.”

    “The Syriac name for the Pleiades is Succoth, which means booths.” and refers to the temporary dwellings like rooms.

    Isaiah 26:20

    Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

    Tu B’ Av : has a profound Hebrew History
    http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Summer_Holidays/Tu_B_Av/tu_b_av.html

    There is also a “pagan” mythology attached to August 15th http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary

    On Yom Teruah, Tishri 1, (September 28th) the comet 45P will be at perihelion closest to the Sun, seen by Regulus “The King Star” the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky,

    Blessings
    Michael

    [Hi Michael, That would have been a good title for this post “the weather is changing” – and, boy, how it is – in more ways than one!! I was looking up information on Pleiades the other day and found it to be associated with the word “destroyer”. Can’t find the information now, but, I remember thinking at the time what a interesting connection that was. Also, found out the United States had a naval destroyer by that same name during WWII.
    Speaking of Isaiah 26 – did you notice that verse 18 has to do with birth pangs, verse 19 with the dead rising and verse 20 with being hidden away – how cool is that!! Keeping watch with you! C]

    • Another interesting tidbit, on August 15th

      -Venus slips behind the Sun and at the same time Mercury will be in front of it. This happens about every 10 months like clockwork.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferior_conjunction
      August 15, 2011 23:17:56 Mercury 6°21′ south of Venus 1.3° West

      I have seen several reports by apparently confused people misidentifying mercury as the comet Elenin.

      I hope our rooms are ready by the 15th, but I am also prepared to wait. I think the Security Council deadline is the 9th of Av/August at least 35 days before the General Assembly opens.

      The 66th regular session of the General Assembly will open at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 13 September 2011, at 3 p.m. The General Debate will close 29-30 September. A red letter day! September 29, 2011 is Tishri 1, (Trumpets)

      Blessings
      Mike

      [A red letter day indeed! And, a great time for looking up! Thanks Mike! C]

  3. I do so agree with you Cindy, because up until about 4 years ago, although I am learning it has been going on for a very long time, our nation was friend to Israel! I think we can all see that as it says in Ezekiel, “ALL NATIONS, will be against you, Oh Israel”. The breath and hope comes from the assurance that this is done for His purpose and for ALL to know that HE IS GOD OF ISRAEL and only HE can and will protect Israel! Amen!

    [Thank you Tamra, God will protect Israel and he will defend his Holy word. The world is sliding in to very dangerous territory by pursuing the course they are on, sadly, the majority of folks have no idea. Keep praying! C]

  4. Amen Cindy! Events regarding Israel, and especially the city of Jerusalem, are what we need to be watching. It’s so easy to get caught up in trying to find answers to our questions through other means besides the Bible. Yet everything we need to know and understand regarding the times we’re living in has already been recorded for us in His Word. Very soon we will meet face to face the one whose garments are white as snow; Jesus our Savior!

    Daniel 7:9-10
    9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
    10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

    Looking Up with All of You!

    [What an awesome scripture! Thanks Coreen, how important it is to remember that we have the sure word of the Lord. No guessing required! As the Bible says, “the grass withers and the flowers fade, but, the word of our Lord endures forever! Amen!!!! C]

  5. Your quote: the “barometer is Israel.” Yes – IT IS!

    When I see articles on the timing being “way out there” I sit and shake my head – No No. We only need to watch Israel. Those “watching” are also coming under fire here in the US from satan like no other time in American history! My own barometer from all the problems that have come at me – says the timing has GOT to be close. There just isn’t any way our country can last for the extended period of time some people are forecasting.

    If you are writing a true Christian blog – if you are a watchman reporting on the wall – you are UNDER GREAT FIRE right now. This is the group of “overcomers” that have little strength but are going the last mile – following Jesus everywhere He goes.

    I am SO AMAZED at the number of Christians that have no idea what is going on. You mention the news – or mention the progression of our downfall here in the US and their faces show they are in absolute oblivion! They don’t want to hear the truth – they have turned it “all off.” They don’t have a clue about what is happening in Israel much less right here at home.

    [Hi Jeane, unfortunately, you are right. Many Christians either have no idea what is going on or plain just don’t want to hear it. Keep sharing, keep praying …. that’s our job until the Lord calls us home. What folks do with it after that is really between them and God. Watching and praying with you! C]

  6. Thank you Cindy for that reminder. Impatient as I get wanting to go home I have to remind myself that we are so lucky to be living in this time. We are watching prophecy unfold every day and it is so very exciting! How Christians can be so blind I do not know. My own family (professing Christians) laugh at me and think I’m crazy. My husband says all I do is sit around waiting for something that’s never going to happen. We have the most anti-Israel president in history. Jesus is so close I can hear His footsteps. He is coming soon!!

    [Hi Linda, it’s a mystery, it would appear that anyone who has not been living under a rock for the past couple of years could not help but, notice that the world is very strange these days, as LA Marzulli puts it, “not business as usual.” I think there is a lot of denial out there by Christians because they are simply not ready – they may be scared, therefore, they won’t touch the subject. I think all of us who are watching can testify that the more we learn and watch, the more comforted we are to know that God is fully in control. Praying with you for friends and family alike ( we all have them) to find the peace that comes in knowing Jesus AND knowing that he is coming soon! C]

  7. Cindy,

    I don’t know if you will be able to watch this but it’s well done.

    Could September 2011 be a significant month as it relates to Bible Prophecy? Pastor JD looks at several prophecies, all of which point to a most interesting month in September of this year.

    Mid-East Prophecy Update 7-14-2011

    Wednesday, September 28/29, 2011 Yom Teruyah
    +2550
    Friday, September 21, 2018 Yom Kippur

    Blessings
    Mike

    [Hi Mike, Thank you for providing the link, I was able to listen to about half of it on my phone of all things before the battery gave out! Also, I was excited to see that the Pastor teaching was none other than Pastor JD Faraq of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe here on the island of Oahu. I’ve met Pastor Faraq and he is a very sweet, intelligent and humble man. A great Bible teacher! Didn’t know his teaching was available on youtube. Exciting times we live in. How blessed we are to be the generation to witness all these things! C]

  8. Thanks, Cindy! Excellent points!

    [Thanks Tam Z! By the way, excellent post yourself! I didn’t get a chance to watch the video, but, I will say this – the younger generation has really bought in to this idea that it takes a village to raise a child, thanks for posting on such an important subject! C]

  9. Cindy, sorry to post again, but was just on LA’s blog and “in Other News” the first article reminded me of someone’s comment here, September 2011

    It’s titled Pentagon Warning Order: ‘Prepare for War’ (By September?)

  10. Cindy,

    Thanks a million for your sweetest heart felt prayers. It is through your prayers that I am able to stand & face each new day. I know that our Abba, Father is watching over them where ever they are. PLEASE keep us on your prayer list & know that as soon as we get these babies home….I’ll send out the word & we’ll be shouting praise & glory to our mighty strongtower….Lord of Lords..King of all Kings Yashua Jesus!!

    Beverly

    [Still praying with you and for you Beverly! Please keep me posted. C]


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