Posted by: cindybythesea | February 12, 2020

Racing Towards Judgment – Part 3


Red Alert!



Imagine that you had a dream and this was the face that you saw. The face appeared as if on television and filled the entire screen. Across the bottom of the screen was the word desposorio. Kind of like you would see on a news bulletin or news flash when something important has happened or a big announcement is about to be made.

That was the phone call I received from my daughter Seven Stars this morning. She asked me if I knew any Spanish (words) and outside of perhaps “taco” and “burrito”, I said, “no”. She said she didn’t either … which I knew to be true. I told her if I had to guess I would think the word might have something to do with despot or desperado. She said, she had thought the same thing. But no, that wasn’t it. Imagine my surprise when she told me what it did mean.

desposorio: Noun. A mutual promise to contract marriage: almost always used in the plural.

And it also goes on to say (below the definition) that the word is specific in church tradition for the espousal of Mary to Joseph. In other words, if you were talking about the “engagement” of Mary to Joseph the term for it would be desposorio. And there is a story behind that.

Now, if you’re like me you probably don’t put much stock in church tradition. A lot of it stems from the Catholic Church and where it originated from before that is anyone’s guess. In other words there may or may not be any historical roots to the story. But, I do find it interesting all the same.

So, here’s the story in a nutshell.

We must remember that marriages in those days were arranged. Per the story, Mary had been consecrated to God. When it came time for her to be betrothed the temple priests had a method by which her husband would be selected. Out of all the marriageable aged men, it would be the one whose rod or branch would bud. And that was Joseph.

I think its fascinating that this story whether true or not involves the budding of a rod (or branch). Bibically, as far as I know the budding of a rod is always specific to almonds. Think of Aaron’s rod that budded.

If you have been following my blog recently you know how important the season for almonds is. The season we are in right now! It is this month (Shevat) that God is watching for the blossoming of the almond tree. The first tree to bloom while all others are still dormant or sleeping. I talked about that in my last post. You can also check out a previous post I wrote a few years back titled “Awaken and Watch – the blossoming of the almond tree” for more on the importance of almonds, it really is quite extensive.

I ask my daughter what she thought it meant (the dream) and she said she got the distinct feeling that the rapture; the catching away of the bride to heaven would be in the days of Trump. And specifically because the word desposorio involved (not only the idea of betrothal) but the budding of a branch … that it might well be in the season for almonds. Which is now. Either way, she said, “I felt very distinctly that the time is short”.

* I have more I wanted to say but my WordPress site has crashed and so far we have been unable to restore it. Thankfully, I can access it on my phone but it’s not really conducive for lengthy writing. So, I will publish this portion and hopefully will be able to write again soon. And truthfully there is so much happening right now, its impossible to cover in one post anyway.

Until then, as always,

“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

Posted by: cindybythesea | February 8, 2020

Racing Towards Judgment – Part 2


“They were hard to distinguish at first. And I couldn’t be at all certain what my eyes were seeing. So, I rubbed them once and then rubbed them again. Was it just me or were there four powerful figures emerging from out of the mist? This crazy swirling mist that seemed to envelop everything around it obscuring it seemed even the most familiar of things.

I ask my neighbor, “What do you see?” But they were unconcerned and assured me, “It’s fog, nothing more. Will burn off before the day is out, nothing to worry about, you’ll see.” But, I wasn’t so sure and truthfully their words did little to relieve the anxiety I was feeling.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but somehow I knew this was no ordinary fog. There was something very, very different about this.

Straining my eyes again, I swear I could see four powerful horses, one white, one red, one black and one pale advancing toward me at a thunderous pace. And I have to admit, I was very afraid.”


Just a little narrative to begin todays post. My thoughts I suppose on folks who feel like things are really just not right but aren’t completely sure why and others who for whatever reason are completely oblivious to what is going on. Either unable or unwilling to see. Thank God we have his word to shed light on these very unusual times in which we live.

On my last post I created a time line that took us up through February 3. I would like to continue with that backing up to Sunday February 2 and the Super bowl.

02/02/2020 –

I talked about this in my last post. How the date 02/02/2020 reads the same forward as it does backward. This is known as a Palindrome.  The last time a date read like this was 01/01/1111 and was 909 years, one month and one day from Sundays Super bowl. So you can see, dates like that don’t come around often. Therefore, I thought with all those two’s that Sunday might somehow be prophetically significant. And I believe it was.

In my last post I established how the number 2 could either represent division or union.  I  wasn’t sure how that might play out but felt pretty certain that it would. Was I ever surprised however when it came in the form of half time entertainment of all things. But it did. And by Monday morning social media was tearing it up between those who found the performance utterly disgusting and those who did not. With those who found it unsuitable for family viewing labeled as either puritanical, racist or haters.

Speaking of things torn up ……


In the above photo Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi can be seen tearing up the Presidents State of the Union Address.  The date was Tuesday February 4. A day later the President would be aquitted of all charges brought against him in the impeachment trial. In a nation so divided one can only wonder if the spectacle by the Speaker might be a harbinger of things to come. Something Michael Snyder at ENDTIMES HEADLINES explored in a recent article titled:

“Was Pelosi ripping President Trumps speech in half a harbinger of what is about to happen to America during the next election?”

If you missed this very insightful article, you can read it here. I think I have to agree with him; it was telling. And very likely the hand writing on the wall so to speak.


I came across another article that really set me back on my heels. I don’t have the link but the headline was enough and this is how it read –

“A Dead President Cannot Be Impeached”

The article went on to say that the President has entered a very dangerous time. The left know that they cannot win the election and having failed to impeach the President, well, what’s left? Pretty obvious isn’t it? A thought that should chill each one of us to the bone. And we can only imagine the hell that would break loose across the country if that were to happen.

One of the things I am exploring is the odd coincidence that the President was acquitted on the same Jewish date former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away. It was Shevat 10 on the Hebrew calendar. Sharon (if you remember) had been in a coma for 8 years following his own attempt at dividing the land during the Road Map to Peace days of 2003.

I wrote a post about Mr. Sharon shortly before his death titled: Ariel Sharon and the Scroll of Revelation 5. Which if interested you may read here. We have yet to see the consequences President Trump and America by extension will suffer as a result of our own meddling but I think we are well on our way to finding out.

The Wuhan Virus


Every day the story changes and it’s anyone’s guess what the actual numbers are. I have come across information that if true is simply horrific. Chinese thought to be infected forcibly removed from their homes and any one thought to be infected simply euthanized before they can continue to spread the virus.

I don’t know if there is any truth to these kinds of stories but the situation by all accounts is grim. It just hasn’t hit us here – yet. I have a friend who is posting on the virus almost daily and is doing a good job compiling information from various sources. She goes by the name of Garden Girl and her blog is Running From Babylon. Please check it out if you have not done so already.  You can find the link to her blog here.

I think I will run this narrative (Racing Towards Judgment) for a while. So, God willing there will be additional posts in the coming days as we see what develops. I really feel that we have entered a time unlike any other. The precursor to the opening of the Seals if not the opening of the Seals themselves. As the plagues on Egypt came in rapid succession I think we can expect the same with the opening of each seal.

Pray for the President, pray for our country. Pray Psalm 91 over yourself and your family. And above all, if you do not know Christ as your personal Savior. Make haste to do it now. There simply is no protection for what is coming except in Christ. Like Passover in the book of Exodus, it was the blood of the Lamb and the blood alone that protected the Israelites from the angel of death as it passed through Egypt. Likewise the blood of Jesus is the only thing standing between judgment for you and for me. Make sure you are covered. Judgment is coming … in fact, it is already on it’s way.

And, as always –

“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








Posted by: cindybythesea | February 2, 2020

Racing Towards Judgment – Updated


It’s really been a month unlike any other. January 2020. In all the years I have been watching Bible prophecy I have never seen anything quite like this. The events we have witnessed over the past few weeks are really unprecedented in my opinion. And now at the start of a new month we can only imagine what the next few weeks might bring.

I am in the process of putting together a time line. Drawing from words, pictures and events of the past month or so I hope to paint a picture as to where we have been and where we may be headed. With all that has happened it would not be out of the realm of possibility (in my opinion) that the Four Horses of the Apocalypse are already in progress and that we are indeed rushing headlong towards judgment.

That being said, please keep in mind two things.

1– I will do my best to cite the sources from some of the information I use. I read a lot of things and they stick in my mind but I don’t always remember where I read them so my apologies in advance for any thought or idea that I might express that is not exclusively mine or from scripture.

2– I am not interested in debating the time line from Revelation 6 or any other prophetic event for that matter. So, please keep in mind that what is presented here is for the purpose of thought and study alone. The conclusions you draw are your own.

That being said, I would like to start with early December.

December 4, 2019

A photo of Kim Jong-un riding a white steed in the snow covered mountains of North Korea was widely publicized. It would not be the first of such images by the young dictator but was interesting nonetheless given the events that were about to unfold.

“I looked and there before me was a white horse. Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” Revelation 6:2

I came across this bit about Kim Jong-un from a link at one of the blogs I read. William at The End Times Forecaster posts some interesting stuff and I think this was from someone he linked to called, “The Big One“. And while I do not believe that the North Korean dictator is the definition of the above verse per se I do think the following observation was rather astute.

“While the rider on the white horse (Jong-un) is not wearing a crown; he is a crown

Wow! Great observation. Kim Jong-un, dictator in chief is “royalty” you might say. Certainly a god in his own mind. And is photographed here visiting the “sacred” mountains of North Korea where important decisions like going to war (carrying a bow) are made. An interesting image for sure for what would be the start of an even more interesting month.


December 8, 2019 –


The Corona virus out of China is making news and had already become something of a concern by the first week of December. According to Science Magazine, the first patient to exhibit symptoms of the virus was December 8, 2019. At that time it was thought that the virus originated from a seafood market in Wuhan, China. And the market was subsequently closed January 1. Following this there was speculation that the virus was a result of consuming food products made from bats or snakes. But that is likely not the case. As it turns out Wuhan, China is the home of a bio lab which many think is the source for the dangerous virus. Whether intentionally or unintentionally leaked the virus is showing evidence of being engineered for the purpose of biological warfare. And with an incubation period of about two weeks it is now threatening to grow exponentially across the globe. With no vaccine or treatment available at this time it is speculated that the 2019 novel corona virus could kill thousands, if not millions in a very short period of time.

Which makes me think of these two verses-

1- “I looked and there before me was a pale horse! It’s rider was named Death, and Hades was following closed behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth”. Revelation 6:8

2- “Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its head”. Revelation 12:3

Without a doubt, the dragon is universally recognized as the national symbol for China. It is present at almost all of their celebrations especially Chinese New Year and is very important to their culture. Thus I am sure it was with a great deal of reluctance that Chinese New Year was cancelled this year due to the spread of the virus.

It is interesting also that the word Corona means halo or crown. Which reminds me of this verse –

“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back”. Revelation 12:7


Could what is happening in the spiritual realm be manifesting at least symbolically here on earth? I think it is possible.

January 2, 2020 –

Conflict with Iran. Iranian General (and chief exporter of terror) Qassem Soleimani is killed in an airstrike by U.S. forces following the storming of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on December 31 by Iraqi supporters of Hezbollah.

January 6, 2020 –

Iran (Persia in the Bible) was incensed at the death of Soleimani and vowed revenge of a kind we would never forget. On January 6, they struck back at U.S. forces in Iraq with minimal damage. With Purim coming up in a few weeks I look for a resurgence of conflict with this regime. This is a fight I’m afraid that is far from over.

January 21, 2020 –

The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump begins.

January 27-28, 2020

The long awaited peace plan, the Deal of the Century was rolled out with almost immediate acceptance from both Israeli leaders Netanyahu and Gantz. To sum it up the plan calls for the creation of a Palestinian State with east Jerusalem as the capital and settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley to be annexed immediately to larger Israel. This deal is rightly called a “Covenant with Death” and will not end well for either party. And while the Palestinians have not yet accepted the offer (with a lot of pressure from their Arab neighbors and 50 billion dollars on the table) I think they eventually will. Nevertheless, the warning against dividing the land has proven to have serious repercussions in the past whenever it was tried and I think we can expect the same very soon. In fact, a 7.7 earthquake in Jamaica and Cuba occurred with in 2 hours of this announcement. And was felt as far north as Miami very close to the Presidents personal residence at Mar-a-Lago. And whether the Palestinians are inclined to accept the proposal or not is really beside the point. The point is that we (the United States) are actively working to divide the land and both Israeli leaders are on board with it. Need we say more.


“While they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape”. 1 Thessalonians 5:3

As you are probably aware the words “peace and safety” or “peace and security” have come up repeatedly in regard to the peace plan. So much so that they really are hallmarks of the plan itself. How telling is it then that the plan was rolled out on Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day when the world comes together collectively to say never again. In fact, the Friday before the plan was rolled out dignitaries and leaders from around the world gathered in Jerusalem for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Absolutely gut wrenching to know that the plan so widely celebrated today will be the catalyst or start for the worst period in Jewish history – a period of time the Bible calls – the time of Jacobs trouble.

February 2, 2020 – Super Bowl Sunday

The Super bowl will be played this year at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and will feature a match up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Now this is interesting. The date of the game can be reversed and still read the same. From what I understand this is the first occurrence of a date that can be read like this in 900 years. And, wow, that’s a lot of 2’s! Four of them ! 02/02/2020.

The number 2 in the Bible is indicative of both Union and Division. Example – when a man and woman are married the two become one – a union. On day two of creation, the waters under the expanse of heaven were separated – division. Two interesting words that I hope does not indicate division of this Union – the United States. But that is exactly what some are saying may happen as a result of dividing or attempting to divide Jerusalem.

If this were to happen would it be a literal dividing of the land? Earthquakes are being felt everywhere. Or might it indicate a division among people which is already happening. People in this country are more divided than ever. So will something happen tomorrow that will facilitate this process. I don’t know but I think it is certainly a possibility.

One of the things that I find particularly interesting is the name of the stadium – Hard Rock. Puts me in mind of this verse from Zechariah.

“On that day, when all the nation of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” Zechariah 12:3

All who try to move it will injure themselves. Hmmmmm …… we already witnessed an earthquake in the vicinity of the Presidents home shortly following the announcement of the peace plan. What might be next? Consider this –

Mar-a-Lago, the Presidents personal residence is located about 60 miles from the stadium. Security is said to be tight with black hawk helicopters keeping watch over the proceedings. But will it be enough?

Keep in mind that the NFL turned down a pro-life commercial featuring abortion survivors but gave the green light to drag queens. Interesting that I just read that the Corona virus seems to exclude children. Although they could as a carrier pass it on to adults. Hmmmm …. maybe the tables have turned. Instead of adults killing children it might just be the other way around for a change.

From an article in Time Magazine dated 1/1/2020 –

A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday analyzed characteristics of 425 of the first people in Wuhan infected by the virus known as 2019-nCoV and found that none were younger than 15. The median age of patients was 59, and at least as of mid-January, the youngest person to die from the disease was 36.”

February 3, 2020 –

A new quarter from the U.S. treasury will be issued on February 3 with the image of a fruit bat hanging on it. H/T to my daughter whom I’ll refer to as Pix for bringing this to my attention. I don’t know about you but I think this is absolutely fascinating as the Corona Virus was initially thought to have originated with a bat.


Apparently this new design is the latest in the U.S Mints “America the Beautiful” series. According to the website I read it is in honor of the National Park of American Samoa and features a mother fruit bat hanging in a tree with her pup. According to the U.S. mint, the Samoan fruit bat is threatened with habitat loss and commercial hunting. And therefore is worthy of being brought to our attention via our coinage. The image of the bat replaces that of the Eagle on this coin.

Really, how endearing is that. A mother bat and her baby. How about a coin with a human mom and a baby on it? No, I didn’t think so.

You know when the plagues came on Egypt God often gave them an abundance of that which they worshipped or treasured most. In our case, bats – maybe not bats specifically but what they represent – worship of the creation over the creator. Animals over children. I wouldn’t be at all surprised then if we saw a surge in the Corona virus right around the time this coin is released.


Well, I think that is about it for this post. I have much more to say and God willing will follow this up with a part 2 and perhaps even a part 3 depending on where we are at and what is happening.

I appreciate you taking the time to read my work. It’s really a combination of effort by those who are watching, studying and praying. None of us do it alone. The Lord leads and guides as he sees fit. I think he finds joy in watching us pull all the threads together. A special thanks to my two daughters Seven Stars and Pix for their love, support and endless ideas and suggestions that keep me going. The insight these two young ladies possess sometimes blows me away and I am proud to be their mom. And last but not least, my husband who is my greatest encourager and whose faith inspires me every day.

* I came across an article today from Gary at . He also has a timeline that I think you will find of interest. One of things he includes which I did not is how Brexit fits into all of this. It’s a great article and very informative. If the link does not work you can find it by googling

And as always –

“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

Posted by: cindybythesea | January 28, 2020

21 Days


“During the night I had a vision — and there before me was a man riding a red horse!  He was standing among the myrtle trees in a ravine. Behind him were red, brown and white horses. I asked, ‘What are these my lord?’  The angel who was talking with me, answered, ‘I will show you what they are'”  Zechariah 1:8-9

The image is striking. A man riding a powerful red horse standing among the myrtles. Behind him are three equally powerful horses. One of red, one of brown and one of white. Looking at them the man having the vision is puzzled and inquires as to what they are.

In response to his question he is told –

“They are the ones the Lord has sent to go throughout all the earth. And they reported to the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees. We have gone throughout all the earth and found the whole word at rest and in peace.” Zechariah 1:10-11

No, wonder they are powerful! They have gone (at least symbolically) throughout the earth. And this is their report –

“The whole world is at rest and in peace”.

I don’t know about you but I can’t think of a time when the whole world was at rest and in peace. So what are we make of this report?

It’s interesting that this vision is identified as taking place on the 24th day of the 11th month which would be Shevat 24. On our Gregorian calendar that is  February 19th of this year as today (January 27) is the first day of Shevat.

It struck me as I was reading this passage from Zechariah that the words “rest and peace” were eerily similar to the words “peace and safety or peace and security” that everyone is talking about in relation to the Deal of the Century due to be released on Tuesday January 28.

Therefore, I think it is entirely possible that between today Monday, January 27 and Wednesday, February 19 (Shevat 1-Shevat 24) the horses of Zechariah may well begin their ride through out the earth in order to submit their report.

Why Shevat?

It is interesting that the month of Shevat is known for the early blossoming of the almond tree. And that is because the first tree to blossom in Israel is the almond. It is therefore (in a sense) the first tree to awaken while all others are still sleeping.

Consider this verse out of Jeremiah:

“The word of the Lord came to me, What do you see, Jeremiah? I see the branch of an almond tree, I replied. The Lord said to me, You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” Jeremiah 1:11-12

Amazingly, in Hebrew the word for watch and almond are almost exactly the same word!

Shoqed: Hebrew word #H8245 Strongs Concordance – “to awake, watch, wake, be alert”, and “to keep watch of, be awakeful over:

Shaqed: Hebrew word H8247 Strongs Concordance -“almond tree, almonds”.

Therefore you see, God is watching to see that his word is fulfilled and particularly during the month of almonds. That is why the report from the man on the red horse is so important. Let it also be said that the man identified as the angel of the Lord/aka Jesus/Yeshua is among the myrtles because myrtles are symbolic of love and compassion. In fact, the Hebrew name Hadassah comes from the word for myrtle (Hadas) which means compassion Therefore, it is out of love and compassion that God is watching. And he is very concerned regarding this report.

But when the report comes back although it sounds good on the surface it is not and God is angered. And this is why –

“I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion, and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they went to  far with the punishment.”  Zechariah 1:14

You see dividing the land is a punishment! The world is weary of middle-East problems and seeks to implement what we perceive to be the solution. But it is not! And Israel feeling beholden to the United States as their friend and protector feels obligated to accept as they feel that everything else so far has been tried and failed. But what God wants is for them to trust him! But sadly, that will not be the case until after they have passed through what the Bible refers to as the time of Jacobs trouble.

Monday January 27 President Trump met with Israeli leaders (Netanyahu and Gantz) to discuss the peace plan that will be revealed to the public Tuesday January 28 at noon Eastern time. By all accounts they were in favor of it.  How ironic that what the Bible terms ” a Covenant with Death” was revealed to them on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Not to mention the fact that just last Friday dignitaries and leaders from around the world  gathered in Jerusalem for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. “Never again” they say.  But sadly before the ink is set on this new peace deal history will repeat itself. And the holocaust of the 1940’s will pale in comparison.


I have not yet heard the details of the peace plan as I do not have cable TV but I did hear (if accepted) that the plan will take 6 weeks to implement. That would take us up to Purim. Which in itself is fascinating. Even more so when you consider that the period  from February 19th to March 10/11 is 21 days.  Twenty one as you know is an interesting number as it is the number of days Michael the archangel is said to have fought against the dragon in Daniel 10. So that makes it even more interesting, in my opinion.

Below is a timeline that takes us through the next few weeks. Keep in mind this is speculative and best used as point of reference for study as we navigate our way through the coming days.

Shevat 1 – Shevat 24 ….. (January 27 – February 19) – the horses of Zechariah chapter one traverse the earth in order to give a report to the Lord.  This as I said previously is important. We are in the season of almonds. God is watching.  The almond tree has blossomed (watching believers are awake and ready) while all other (non watching believers) are yet asleep. Think of the parable of the ten virgins. Red alert: This is a time to be ready!

Shevat 24 (February 19), the Lord receives the report and he is not happy. Not that the current information is not already known to God but the information confirms what God already knows. The nations are at “rest” so to speak and think they have pulled  something slick – not only the deal of the century but the deal of the ages. They are sadly mistaken.

Shevat 24 – Adar 1  (February 19 to February 26 –  A 7 day period.  Perhaps the final opportunity for the bride to wake up and be ready.  The season for almonds ends on Shevat 30 (February 25).

Shevat 24 – Adar 14/15  – (February 19 – March 11) A period of 21 days. The same number of days Michael fights against the dragon in Daniel 10. Another plan is afoot in spite of the peace agreement for destroying the Jews. The war is being fought first in the spiritual realm but may spill over in to real time (for those on the earth) around Purim.

Adar 14 (March 10-11) is Purim. Just as Haman made a plan to destroy the Jews their enemies will once again conspire against them.  The ink will hardly be dry on the peace plan when the tables will turn ferociously against Israel. This leads I believe to what we see in the book of Revelation concerning the time of Jacobs trouble.


I just heard that the Palestinians will be offered East Jerusalem as a capital and this will be their final chance, their final offer … take it or leave it.  I assume they will grudgingly come to the table and accept this offer as it confirms what we know from scripture.

“…. they divided my land and cast lots for my people” ….. Joel 3:2

This is a game changer. All Bible prophecy on fast forward from this point on. I had a rapture dream this past Saturday night that includes a 21 day time frame. I will consider blogging on it next post if I feel it pertains.

Until then, keep watching and be ready —– all aboard 777 for heaven and possibly very soon!

And as always continue to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem! The true peace which is found only in the Prince of Peace, Jesus.

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy














Posted by: cindybythesea | January 24, 2020

The Rocks Cry Out


“The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it. Who can withstand his indignation? Who can endure his fierce anger? His wrath is poured out like fire; the rocks are shattered before him”. Nahum 1:5-6

The month of January is rapidly coming to a close and already the year is proving to be one unlike any other. When it comes to Bible prophecy it seems like there are weeks on end with no new developments and then suddenly everything pops in to place leaving Bible scholars and teachers everywhere scrambling to put it in to some kind of order.

Just since the start of the year we have witnessed a number of things  – conflict with Iran, the soon roll out of the deal of the Century, increase in seismic activity –  both earthquake and volcano, fires, pestilence (the new virus out of China), the impeachment trial of the President, and a gathering of “Kings” in Israel. I also read that an asteroid exploded over Hwy 6 in Israel yesterday. Put it all together and its quite a package. And all in just three short weeks!

I opened todays post with a photo of a deep crevice. As we all know crevices like these can form as the result of large earthquakes. We’ve heard about them and seen them in disaster movies depicted in ways that are truly frightening. We’ve been warned by numerous sources for years that the big one is coming; every one knows it – it’s common knowledge – yet, most live as though it will never be reality. Choosing instead to tuck the information away like a long forgotten handkerchief in the side pocket of a jacket  seldom worn. Hoping against hope that it will never happen – at least in our life time.

My daughter who I often refer to as Seven Stars had an interesting dream which she relayed to me yesterday. I thought with all of the events converging at this particular time that it might be worth a mention. Particularly in light of the soon release of President Trumps Deal of the Century which could come as soon as the next few days – reportedly before the visit of Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington next Tuesday January 28.

There has been a lot of speculation over the past few months as to the details of the plan. According to a number of leaks a Palestinian State would be created by dividing Jerusalem. But according to an article from the Jerusalem Post as reported by Israel Breaking News yesterday that is not the case. Rather it said –

“Preliminary reports Thursday indicated that the plan would give Israel sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and all the settlements, and make Jerusalem the capital of Israel”

And of course that’s great. I don’t want to see Jerusalem divided.  But I am a little confused. I really don’t see how they will ever get the Palestinians to come to the table without that carrot to dangle. But then again, there is probably nothing they would agree to anyway as their main objective is the complete and utter destruction of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. So there you have it. And yet somehow it will happen because it is written.  In Joel it clearly states that the land will be divided invoking God’s judgment against the nations.

“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down in to the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead for them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land”. Joel 3:2

Back to the dream –

My daughter was in a grocery store. In the produce department. A conversation came up with someone (though this someone was not an actual person) who proceeded to show her all of the earthquakes from the beginning of time until the present. You can imagine how unsettling that would be – yet the worst part was knowing that there was more to come and one in particular that would be so big, so powerful and so massive that all others would pale in comparison.

Can you imagine? A quake so powerful that the geography of the land would be  permanently altered from what it is known to be today.  Somehow, she knew the location was San Francisco and the San Joaquin Valley by extension. Known as the breadbasket of the world for all the food it produces the San Joaquin Valley is essential to food production not only for this country but for the world at large. Thus it made sense that the information relayed to her was from the produce department of the Supermarket.

A lot of people have had dreams and visions of a major quake in California. Science alone tells us that it’s not if, but when. So that’s nothing new. What is unique to this dream is the manner in which the information was relayed. The messenger was not a person, a thing or an entity of any kind good or bad. It was rather the crevice itself that spoke. The force deep in the belly of the earth you might say where the structure itself is held together.  Jesus said –

“I tell you, if they (those who praise him) keep quiet, the stones will cry out” Luke 19:40

It is important to understand that God has put everything in place from the beginning of time. Both for our salvation and for judgment. These stones like everything else were created for a purpose. And when the world won’t praise him they will. Acting in response to his voice they will heave up from their place in a great cacophony of sound that will shake the earth and make the world tremble.

I don’t know when this great earthquake will occur. It may be soon. And if Jerusalem is divided it could literally be any day. We wait and see.

“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



Posted by: cindybythesea | January 8, 2020

Closed Until Further Notice


“Who was ever silenced like Tyre surrounded by the sea” Ezekiel 27:32

If you like me are following the events in the middle-East you might be asking yourselves this question. How does this line up with Bible prophecy and what might we expects next.

For the last few days I have been reading various articles regarding what I believe was the rightful removal of a very evil man. As you can  imagine opinions vary with whom you’re reading.  Those who hate the President criticize him vehemently and of course  despise anything he might do and those who strongly support the President seem (in my opinion) a bit overly optimistic at what the outcome might be. A little too much rah rah you might say which belies the seriousness of the situation and ignores the fact that our nation is in serious need of repentance. God is under no obligation to bless us as long as we stubbornly hold on to our sins. And no amount of firepower or bravado can change that.

Let me preface this by saying that I believe Trump has been put in office for such a time as this. Hand picked by God for his stubborn tenacity in accomplishing his goals. Particularly when it comes to Israel. What other American politician would have done the things that he has done such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem? None, nada … not one. No wonder he (Trump) is known as the modern day Cyrus.  Cyrus King of Persia who allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem in order to rebuild their temple. Contrast that with Haman (the other famous Persian) who sought to annihilate the Jews and we all know how that turned out. This present conflict has everything to do with blessing or cursing Israel. And as we move towards Purim we will see this conflict heat up in ways we can only imagine.  And while President Trump is accomplishing the purpose of his appointment to power I do not believe that will result in a pass for the nation unless we repent of our sins.

This past Saturday night I had a dream that I found to be quite interesting. It’s short but perhaps significant. Not necessarily prophetic and perhaps just the result of some of my own preconceived ideas nevertheless, I will share it here. Hopefully, it will tie together with some of my other thoughts.

The dream –

In this dream I was visited by a cousin third removed by the name of Felicia. Felicia is someone I see maybe once a year at family gatherings but do not keep in touch with on a regular basis. Felicia is very athletic and had a baseball scholarship to a college in Southern California when she was young. In the dream, she was accompanied by someone I can only vaguely describe as unsavory. Somehow she had become acquainted with this person for his supposed interest in her baseball career. I don’t recall any particular conversation but somehow I was aware of these things.  At the end of the dream she got in to a car to leave …. and as she did she shot me a look of disdain as the unsavory man insisted on getting into the car and leaving with her.

End of dream

As I thought about this dream I realized the significant part of it had to do with the name Felicia. On looking it up I found that it means “happy, happiness or happy times”.   I take this to mean that “happy times” are departing. And not for me specifically but for the nation. This I determined by the fact that baseball has been known as the national past time and was one of the first forms of leisure and entertainment we enjoyed.  The unsavory character I identify to be the current situation we find ourselves in.

You know the more I think about it the less I think that Donald Trump is here to MAGA – Make American Great Again as he is MIGA – Make Israel Great Again. And for that he has achieved his purpose. But God also uses people and situations as instruments of his judgment. And I believe the conflict we have just entered into will do just that. We are a nation addicted to idol worship. We worship at the feet of entertainment, leisure, self absorption and convenience. All of which lead to greater sins like abortion, sodomy, pedophilia, pornography and pride just to mention a few. America can never be great again because America refuses to repent of her sins and no Donald Trump or political party can fix that.

No one wants to hear it but folks, the party is over. The happy times we have known are on the way out. Turn to Jesus while there is still time and humbly ask him if he will remember mercy in judgment. And while this may sound extremely dour and pessimistic to some …. we must remember it is joy that the Lord promises us not happiness. Happiness is fleeting and based on circumstances while joy – true joy – is found in Jesus and Jesus alone. And as long as we have Jesus that can never be taken away from us. A thought I hope we can all hold on to in the coming days.

And as always –

“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


Posted by: cindybythesea | December 9, 2019

2020 – Coming into View


The Possible Cascadia Disaster of early 2020

I think most of us would agree that the prophetic buildup during this past year has been like nothing we have ever seen before.  And we are likely on the cusp of events that we can hardly imagine leading up to the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2020 is going to be an amazing year. The culmination of what 2019 has set the stage for. You can just feel it. And whatever it is that comes it will be at least double of what we expect. Twenty is an interesting number. According to the  Bible Numerology website the number 20 symbolizes the cycles of completeness also a perfect period of waiting, labor or suffering that is compared to a trial and rewarded.

One of the things that has caught my interest recently is the John Paul Jackson prophecy that foresees a monstrous earthquake on the West Coast following what he believed to be a hurricane type storm of the same area just prior. And as many of you know the West Coast did get pummeled over Thanksgiving with a very powerful storm described as having hurricane force winds causing many to wonder if this were the storm Jackson was referring to. If you are not familiar with the prophecy by John Paul Jackson you can read it here in an article by Michael Snyder at his blog post “ End of the American Dream“,

Any seismic activity on the West Coast is particularly concerning to me as I have a daughter living in the shadow of Mt. Rainier in Olympia, Washington  – often described as being the most dangerous volcano in the United States Rainier is a volcano watched closely for any activity that might suggest a seismic event was imminent. The problem with this is that this area is so densely populated that any warning given to the general public would result in mass chaos and gridlock as people try to escape an impossible situation.

On Sunday the first of December a 3.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:31 p.m. It was felt 80 miles away and is just one of more than a dozen earthquakes since Thanksgiving day. And while “this is perfectly normal” according to the Seattle Times they also warn that “people living near Mount Rainier should prepare for what might happen in the event of an eruption.” Well, there you have it. Nothing like playing both sides of the fence.

Since that time I have been praying about what might constitute a warning. A warning one might see ahead of the one issued by authorities to the general public. I have discussed it with my daughter and we feel confident that the Holy Spirit will lead them as to what they should do when the time comes. They are believers and I know that whether God delivers them or not they ultimately are in His hands. So, I have peace with that.

That being said. On the night of Tuesday December 3 or the early morning hours of Wednesday December 4th I had a most unusual dream that I believe may apply. I’ll relate it here for any of you who may find it of interest.


The dream starts with me being at some kind of contest. Perhaps a race. Somehow I knew that everyone who participated was supposed to win a prize. A good prize. Nothing rinky dink. When I got my prize it was a size 9 pair of running shoes. I informed whoever it was that presented me with the shoes that they were too small.  I did not wear a 9 but a 9 1/2. Could they please exchange them. This person then left and returned with a drink in a tall paper cup. It had a lid on it as well as a straw. The person handing it to me was careful to say  “don’t worry about it I had a hat on”. Which I took to mean that it was pure and uncontaminated from anything. The hat preventing anything from falling in to the drink you might say.  It was a clear liquid which I took to be Sprite as it was in a soda cup. I still thought this person was going to bring me the shoes but they never returned and so I felt like instead of getting a really good prize all I got was this drink. I was a bit disappointed.

As I was leaving I saw a couple I know but had not seen in at least 40 years or more. It was Joe and Verna Mirabal. Verna had been one of the neighbors living next to my grandparents when I was a kid. I was shocked to see her and said hello. She informed me that they were just leaving as Kent ( her younger brother who was my age) had just died 20 minutes earlier.


Interpretation –

With the help of my daughter who I often refer to as Seven Stars this is our interpretation.

The contest or race at the beginning of the dream is similar to the idea of running the race in the Christian life. And while I expected to receive running shoes it was not what I needed in this particular case. What I did need was the Holy Spirit as represented by the drink in the cup. At first I thought it was weird that it would be Sprite until I looked it up. I knew a Sprite was something generally thought to be related to elves and fairies but I found out the word actually comes from the Latin and means spirit.  It would be Holy Spirit in this case because it was pointed out to me that it was pure and unadulterated which only the Holy Spirit would be.

Meeting Joe and Verna Mirabal. Interesting names. Why dream of these particular people and names at this time if it didn’t mean anything. I took Verna to be the primary name that was most relevant but looked up the others as well and I have to say it paints and interesting picture.

Verna – Born in the spring or springtime

Joe or Joseph – “He (God) will add or give increase”

Mirabal – Mira – to look, survey or admire. Bal or val – valley

Kent – Highlands or coastland

20 minutes – Possibly early 2020

I believe it is possible that God is telling me by the power of the Holy Spirit which is what I need …. (not running shoes) that an event will occur in early 2020. We can’t outrun this thing by human endeavor and it will only be by the grace of God that warning will be issued to anyone who will listen closely for his voice. The name Verna suggests it will occur in spring, early Spring. The location is confirmed to be the Northwest Coastlands as represented by the words Kent and Valley (See below). It will be God himself who gives the increase (a double portion of judgment as indicated by the year 2020 – a 9 perhaps on the Richter scale corresponding with the size of shoes I was originally given.  Check out this article from the Seattle Times dated December 4, 2019 for corresponding information.

Quoting from said article:

“After a spurt of seismic activity this weekend.  Mt. Rainier National park was shaken by a 3.6 earthquake Sunday afternoon. 

The Quake hit at 12:31 p.m. and was felt as far as Kent, nearly 80 miles away, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The relatively shallow quake was centered roughly a mile beneath the earth’s surface.”

I also looked up Kent, Washington and found this –

“Kent is divided into three major regions: East Hill, the Valley, and West Hill. Downtown Kent is located on the east side of the valley; the rest of the valley is almost entirely covered by warehouses. Mt. Rainier is a prominent geographical landmark to the southeast.”

I almost didn’t write about this but the synchronicity of the details have convinced me otherwise. I am not a prophet or anything like that and I do not say “thus saith the Lord”  therefore I cannot tell anyone with any assurance that this will or will not happen. I am only reporting to you a dream I had in response to my prayers and concern for the safety of my daughter and her family along with the many others living in this beautiful but highly congested and volatile area. Make of it what you will.

And as always –

“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



Posted by: cindybythesea | October 26, 2019

Just This Close


If you’re like me you have your favorite sites for obtaining prophecy updates each week. Pastor JD Faraq out of Calvary Chapel in Kaneohe, Hawaii is one of my favorites. He is so sincere and such a delight to watch. You can find him on YouTube for his weekly prophecy updates. If you have not listened to him before I encourage you to do so. You will not be disappointed.

I also like Paul Grevas  (from North Dakota, I believe) who writes a post each week on Facebook. I love his style, his optimism and his sense of humor. I’m not sure how you would find him if you’re not on Facebook but I thought I would post his latest here so that you (my readers) could enjoy his latest. And if you’re on FB and like him send him a friend request so that you can begin to get his updates as well.

The format on the link is kind of weird. It doesn’t present here quite like it does on FB but I hope you will enjoy it anyway.  It’s what he says that counts not the format anyway, right?  Friends, what can I say …… when you lay it all out there ….  we are surely there….. this old world couldn’t get much more crazy than it is right now. Actually, it probably could and will. Never the less, we are just that close! So enjoy Paul’s take on things and like I said if you like him and you’re on FB get on his friends list. You’ll be glad you did!

So without further adieu – here is the link.

And as always,

“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

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 19, 2019

Three Words – *Updated


Correspondence from the USS Wisconsin on the date of its launching December 7, 1943

The USS Wisconsin BB-64 is an Iowa-class Battleship built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in Pennsylvania. It was commissioned in April 1944 and was launched on December 7, 1943 by Mrs. Walter Goodland, wife of the Governor of Wisconsin.

If you follow my blog, you will know that I have written extensively over the past few years regarding a dream I had in 2008. In the dream, I received a telephone call from a Wisconsin number which greeted me with one strange and sobering word -. doomsday. Not sure what that meant, I was then instructed to look out my window where I was able to see an atomic type mushroom cloud forming over the southern part of the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I was living on Oahu at the time so the dream was both startling and disturbing to say the least. Since that time I have written not only about my interpretation and understanding of that dream but also about two false alarms which happened recently regarding emergencies on the Island one of which involved a report of incoming missiles. If you would like to read these posts the links are here, here and here.

I’ve thought about it (the dream) a great deal over the years and have wondered at times if perhaps I was making more out of it than I should. Then in the early morning hours of October 15 (of this year) I had another very vivid dream which seemed to back up the first. So to start I will first relay the dream, then my interpretation and its possible connection to the previous dream.

THE DREAM – October 15, 2019

In this particular dream I was in a house that had the living quarters on the second story. I was busy putting away dishes in the kitchen and the television was going in the background. I remember thinking that it was nice having the television on as it provided some company in an otherwise silent house (which is strange because I am someone who never likes the television going unless I have something specific that I want to watch). So that was odd.

For some reason or other I decided to look out the windows which were shuttered. When I pulled the shutters back the first thing I saw was three people on ladders attempting to enter the house or perhaps look into the house. I also noticed that it had gotten eerily dark outside …. kind of gray and grainy – and the wind was blowing at hurricane force. Behind the people on the ladders in the far background I could see trees doubled over from the force of the wind. I don’t recall what type of trees they were – not pine trees, something more limber that could more easily bend. I don’t recall them being palm trees but they could have been. I was outraged by the people at the windows and went outside where I proceeded to knock them off their ladders. When they fell, they fell as straw men. Kind of like knocking a scarecrow over – although when they were standing at the windows they certainly were real flesh and blood. Why the wind didn’t blow them over I couldn’t say but that’s the nature of dreams as you know …. remember dreams are all about symbolism.

As I looked at the “strawmen” which had fallen to the ground I noticed a newspaper laying near them with the word Wisconsin prominently displayed on one corner. I bent over to pick it up and as I did the corner of the paper on which the word Wisconsin was written tore off in my hand. As it tore off a page beneath it was revealed which looked to be some kind of ad on which 0 percent financing on something or other was visible but I only got a brief look.

I then asked someone (who, I don’t know – it was not clear who I was speaking to) – but I said-

What does this mean?”

And the voice replied with these puzzling words – “three years ago you were given three words …..

… “three words” I asked – “what three words???? What three words!!!!

I was dumbfounded at this and desperate to know what the words were but it was not to be as the dream ended there and I woke up. It was 1:14 in the morning. I feel quite certain now that the three words were for me to figure out. The dream only ended because it was not intended for me to be given the answer. I had to search it out for myself.

The Interpretation:

First of all I want to thank my daughter who I often refer to as Seven Stars for her help in putting pieces together of puzzles that frankly I just find baffling. The Lord, of course is the one who lends understanding by the power of the Holy Spirit and to Him I give all the glory. And pray that somehow this post will be useful in bringing him honor in these last days.

1- Working in the kitchen in the house with the television going suggests to me that life is going along pretty much as normal. What is about to happen is not expected.

2Looking out the window – This was a common theme in both dreams. In the first dream instruction was given to look out the window where a nuclear type mushroom cloud was visible rising over the southern part of the island where I was living. In the second dream looking out the window revealed two things. Someone attempting to enter the house and the presence of a horrific wind blowing.

Looking out a window would then indicate being shown something. I think that’s pretty obvious.

3Wisconsin – In both dreams the word Wisconsin was prominent. Central, I would say to both dreams. In the first dream it was the place from which the phone call originated. The place from which I received the news – in other words the place from which I received the instruction to look out the window. In the second dream it was the news …. as it was largely displayed in the headline area on the newspaper which would indicate to me that the word Wisconsin will be intricately tied to a future event either by name or place.

4Wisconsin vs Hawaii – The location of the mushroom cloud in the first dream was in the Diamond Head area of Oahu which would include Pearl Harbor. And while the location of the second dream was not given I feel the word “Wisconsin” is connected to Hawaii because it was prominent in the first dream. Therefore the second dream in my opinion is clearly related to the first. Although it is entirely possible that Wisconsin itself may be the sight of a Pearl Harbor type event so I am not ruling that out at this time either.

It’s possible that Wisconsin is tied to Pearl Harbor by virtue of having a name similar to that of the ships that were sank – if you will remember they were named for states. The USS Arizona and the USS Utah. And although the USS Wisconsin had not yet been built the fact that it was launched on the anniversary of that catastrophic event two years later may be significant. And could indicate a second Pearl Harbor type event sometime in the future centered around the word Wisconsin. Either in Hawaii or in Wisconsin itself.

5Strawmen -The second dream seems to contain more information than the first. The people trying to come in to the house were not using the door. Jesus said in John 10:1:

” Truly, Truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door in to the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber”.

And when these “robbers” fell to the ground they became as straw. Which makes sense because our “works” if not founded in Christ will be burned up as straw. They just cannot stand.

Also, it could be said that they were attempting a surprise attack. Until looking out the window I did not know they were there.

6Headlines -Wisconsin was in the headline area of the paper but at the corner. I bent over to pick it up but when I did the corner where the word was written tore off in my hand. In the Bible when something was torn away it was usually the result of something very dramatic or as a result of great anguish. I’m thinking of when the veil of the temple was torn in two or when people would tear their clothing as an act of anguish and mourning. Apparently the “news” associated with Wisconsin will cause great anguish as something or someplace is completely “torn away”.

7The ad – Underneath where the paper had torn an ad was visible which I think showed a 0 and a percent mark. I am not absolutely certain though. The zero could indicate time as in “time is up” or perhaps, zero survivors of what is coming. The result I believe of the tearing away.

8The three words. This has been hard to identify and I have racked my brain and have only come up with one word so far that may pertain.

Three years ago in the fall of 2016 I put out a fleece before the Lord. I had some extended family visiting in New York at the time and I could not shake the feeling that something bad was going to happen while they were there. I agonized over notifying them to be extra careful if nothing else but decided first to put out a fleece. I was going for a walk that afternoon around my neighborhood. It was fall and the colors and the temperature were just beautiful for an afternoon walk. I live in a small town in New Mexico so I wanted to put out a fleece that I thought would be near impossible unless divinely given. So I ask God to show me the word Manhattan somewhere in my neighborhood during my walk. The chances of finding this word in a city where emblems of the American Southwest are prevalent was just about zero in my estimation. Which was fine as I intended to choose something that I would not easily come across. But lo and behold, as I came to the end of one of the streets I was walking down there was a scarlet red pickup truck backed in to the driveway of a house and on the front license plate was the word Manhattan. I couldn’t believe it. I think my heart stopped in my chest as I stared in disbelief. I had really not expected a result. It seemed like such a long shot. So I did alert my family and praise God nothing happened and they had a wonderful visit in New York. But still the question remains as to why the fleece was answered but seemed to have no connection to the visit of my family or New York at that time.

My daughter feels certain the word Manhattan was given for a later time. Its interesting to note that the code name for the Atomic Bomb as it was being developed in Alamogordo, New Mexico was the Manhattan project. So one of the words given to me three years ago seems to be linked to a atomic or nuclear event.

In Summary:

Based on the two dreams I have had (and the two false alarms the island of Oahu has experienced since January 2018) I feel a second Pearl Harbor (or Pearl Harbor like event) may occur sometime in the future. This brings me great distress as I lived on Oahu for 14 years and love it very much. I also have many friends still living there who are very dear to me. Nevertheless, this is what the dream(s) seems to indicate. It will be another surprise attack but because of the previous false warnings people will not take it seriously.

The word Wisconsin is a native American word which means “lies red”- a reference to the geology of the state which is known for red rocks along the Wisconsin River ….. a possible indication I believe of the bloody devastation that will take place as a result of this event. It is also possible that Hawaii is not the location but Wisconsin itself – as the heartland (of which I would consider Wisconsin to be part of) could be linked to the name of the woman who launched the ship – Mrs. Walter Goodland. The link then to Hawaii just an indication that another Pearl Harbor type event is somewhere in the future for either Hawaii or Wisconsin itself as I just said.

It’s been difficult writing this and I apologize if it is not clear. I cannot tell you with any certainty that dreams like this mean anything. But I do know that God often used dreams in the Bible for various things including the warning of people. Therefore, I’m praying that with God’s help I will be able to uncover the other two words which on doing so may unlock additional information regarding these dreams. Should that be the case I will certainly update this post or possibly add a part 2.

From my morning reading today:

“Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars from there I will bring you down. If thieves come to you, if robbers in the night – Oh, what a disaster awaits you – would they not steal only as much as they wanted? ….. those who eat your bread will set a trap for you but you will not detect it … the day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you and your deeds will return upon your own head.” Obadiah 1:4,5,7&15

*I found this to be interesting. The number of days between my dreams of 2/20/2008 and 10/15/2019 is 4,255 days …. almost the exact distance from Honolulu to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The actual distance is 4,227 miles. Add 23 miles from Mikwaukee to Germantown, WI (where the caller was from) and you get 4,250 miles. Five miles short of an exact match. Given that the area of Germantown is 34 miles it would be easy to add in that last 5 miles. Not sure what it all means but was astounded to see how close the two matched.

Until then, as always –

“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

Posted by: cindybythesea | October 2, 2019

A Tale of Two Benjamins


Benjamin Netanyahu and Benjamin (Benny) Gantz

If you have been following the strange tale of Israeli elections this year you know that what is happening is anything but ordinary; in fact, it is unprecedented. In the 70 year history of the nation this has never happened and the way things are looking it’s anyone’s guess how this may go. With a second election behind them and the looming possibility of a third it is fair to say that no one is happy as the two men cannot come to an agreement and neither can achieve the numbers they need to form a government.

I find it interesting that at the heart of this debacle is two men both named Benjamin. A name that is replete with scriptural implication and brings to mind of course the most famous Benjamin of the Bible, the youngest son of Jacob born to his second wife Rachel. As you will remember, Rachel died giving birth to Benjamin who was her second son and the last of the sons born to Jacob. With his older brother Joseph presumed dead by his father (but in reality sold in to slavery in Egypt by his brothers) Jacob doted on his youngest son the only remaining son of the wife he loved.

Indulge me in some speculation, if you will. I’m not a theologian but I think there might be some parallels by which we can draw a picture. And if any part of it is right we may be able to get a glimpse as to where things are headed and just how close we are to Jesus (of whom Joseph is a type) revealing himself to his brothers.

The first place I would like to start is with the premise that Benjamin is a type of Israel in the latter days. We know that Joseph is typically viewed to be a type of Christ. And just as Joseph forgave his brothers who had sold him in to slavery so will Christ forgive his brethren who rejected him. For it says in Zechariah chapter 12: 10 –

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves  for a first born son.”

It occurred to me as I thought about the strangeness of this election that Benjamin whose name means “Son of my right hand” or “Son of my old age” could be referring to Israel in the latter days – son of my old age. And when you think that it was through the death of Rachel that Benjamin was born it bolsters further the idea that one had to give way before the other could come. The death of Rachel was no accident and is surely a type in and of itself. Consider this:

Rachel died on Chesvan 11. Chesvan 11 is also the day Methuselah died. To me this indicates something of a transitional nature. Methuselah was the grandfather of Noah, the oldest man who ever lived who died just prior to the flood. Because Rachel died on that same day (Chesvan 11) – the same day Benjamin was born – I am led to believe that there is something beyond the original story itself.  And because there is no such thing as coincidence where the Bible is concerned, I think it bears further looking in to.

Now there was one person between Methuselah and Noah and that was Noah’s father  Lamech. So I see Lamech as a type of interim or interval between the death of Methuselah and the onset of the flood. It is somewhat unclear what the name Lamech means but it is generally translated as “made low” and yet it is also sometimes translated as “mighty”. Could it be possible that Lamech is a type and shadow of the interval that Israel would experience while dispersed among the nations – in other words when they were “made low”.  Yet since their rebirth in 1948 the nation has become one of the mightiest in the world in both armies and economy.

Looking at the current political situation it might be worthwhile to see what we can find. If you remember, it was Benjamin who was accused of stealing a silver cup from Joseph. And while Joseph had planted it there in order to test his brothers before revealing himself to them, I can’t help but think that there may be a testing of sorts going on between these two Benjamins. A testing that will somehow conclude with Jesus making himself known to his brothers. Not necessarily today or tomorrow but rather what I would call a part of the process that will bring about that conclusion.

We know that the details of the Deal of the Century – the so-called “Peace Plan” was to be revealed following the election. But due to the current political situation that has been put on hold. When can we expect it? I really don’t know but obviously the time is not right as of now. But with Bible prophecy moving at what I would call warp speed that could change at any time.

It is interesting that these two Benjamins alike in name but differing in their view of the future for Israel have reached a stalemate. Benny Gantz has the support of the Arab Israeli population and while he has not yet publicly come out in favor of the two-state solution, he certainly may. And Netanyahu who I believe is against it is embroiled in his own messy affairs with the possibility of being indicted on charges of bribery. As I understand it, he was hoping to deflect these charges by winning the election but of course that has not happened. And while I have no idea if he is guilty or not it still may be the equivalent of the silver cup in his pack. Silver in the Bible representing not only money but mourning, repentance and destruction. And now this morning, Benny Gantz in trouble as well facing accusations of war crimes by a Dutch court.  So both Benjamins are facing incredible personal struggles in addition to the political debacle they find themselves in.

Shifting gears just a little – how about the prediction by now deceased Rabbi Kaduri who left the dubious note to be read one year after his death regarding the identity of the Messiah whom he identified as Yeshua. I say dubious because the note also said (if I remember right) that the Messiah was presently hidden and living in obscurity in Israel  – now it’s entirely possible that those words were added by those who disliked what he had written (naming Yeshua as Messiah) in an effort to cast doubt on the authenticity of his note. I’m really not sure but I bring this up because Rabbi Kaduri also reportedly predicted a time when there would be no government after an election … an impasse as he called it that would result in what he referred to as a “heavenly battle” – a battle that would open the door (according to his prediction) to the coming of Messiah. Now again, I cannot vouch for these things and cannot tell you with any certainty whether he is talking about Yeshua or who we would refer to as the Anti-Messiah or Anti-Christ. What I do find fascinating is the similarity once again to a situation in the Bible.

I was discussing this latest prediction with my daughter who I often refer to as Seven Stars and found her take on the situation to be quite fascinating. She likened the situation (the potential dividing of the land) to the incident where two women both claimed a baby to be theirs. With incredible wisdom King Solomon heard their case and determined that the child should be split in two. Of course, the real mother spoke up and was willing to give the other woman the child rather than seeing it divided … while the other woman, the impostor was perfectly fine with splitting the child.

Now if we look at this child as Israel, we see two men both named Benjamin with two different views regarding the future of the state. One is most likely in favor of dividing it while the other is not. But this is a little different than the situation with King Solomon. In this case, both parties are men, not women.  Now as we all know men cannot give birth to anyone or anything and certainly did not give birth to the state of Israel (although men were involved in making it happen). But it was the Lord who brought her forth in birth.  And it will be the Lord who will battle for her existence. It will not be won by men.

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven….And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child”. Revelation 12: 7, 8 & 13.

The enemies of God boast of the destruction of Israel but there is nothing they can do to bring about her demise. The real battle is being fought in the heavenly realms and as mentioned before it will be God who fights the battle and God who will win on her behalf. And while the two Benjamins cannot agree as to the future of Israel this much is certain. Things are moving along right on schedule and her future could not be more bright. Therefore, we watch and wait.

“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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