Posted by: cindybythesea | March 19, 2020

Encouraging Words

From my garden yesterday

I just read this post by T.W. Tramm and wanted to share it with you. Beautifully written it immediately brighted my spirits.

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MARCH 19 marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

From this day forward, the longer and warmer days will have a transforming effect on Nature: Grass will sprout and thicken; trees and shrubs will bud and send forth new growth; birds will lay their eggs; mammals will give birth; animals will shed winter coats; and caterpillars will transform into butterflies.

The world around us, which had seemed “dead” during the long cold winter, will come to life!

Knowing that God, the Author of Nature, is consistent and works to patterns, it’s not surprising that spring is a time of new beginnings in Scripture as well.

Biblically, spring is when—

• The New Year begins (Ex. 12: 1, 2).

• The harvest season begins (Lev. 23:9-14).

• Principal figures such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and King David are born.

• God’s people are liberated from captivity (Ex. 12; Ez. 7; Neh. 2).

• God’s people are married or betrothed (Ex. 19; Ruth; Acts 2).

• Decrees are issued (Ez. 7; Neh. 2).

• Kings go forth to battle (2 Sam. 11:1).

• The fig tree puts forth leaves (Matt. 24:32).

• The Nation of Israel is born and reborn (Exodus/1948).

• The trumpet of God is sounded (Ex. 19: 16, 19, 20).

• Resurrection and ascension occur (Matt. 27:51-53).

• Dispensational change (Law/Grace) occurs (Ex. 20; Acts 2).

Last but not least, spring is when the shepherd comes to gather and spirit away his beloved Shulammite maid in the Song of Solomon:

“The winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come … Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” (Song 2:11-13).

And so, in both Nature and Scripture, spring is a time of new beginnings, birth, rebirth, marriage, redemption, and transformation.

What do these themes have in common?

They each describe the awesome and much anticipated event we call the Rapture:

• The Rapture is a “new beginning” as we will acquire new incorruptible bodies (1 Cor. 15:53).

• The Rapture is like a “birth” as we will be born into the Kingdom of Heaven (1 John 3:2).

• The Rapture is a “wedding” between the Church and God (Matt. 25).

• The Rapture is a time of “redemption” for our physical bodies (Rom. 8:23; Eph. 1:13, 14).

• The Rapture is a “transformation” that occurs in the twinkling of an eye (1 Cor. 15:52).

One of God’s main attributes is that He is consistent and works to patterns (Heb. 13:8; Ecc. 1:9). Seeing how spring embodies the types and themes we associate with the Rapture, it’s reasonable to speculate that the catching away could occur during the spring of some year.

Could 2020 be the year?

Only God knows.

Nonetheless, as the hopeful bride, we’re expected to—

• Know the signs (Luke 12:55, 56; 21:25-32).

• Discern the general timeframe (Heb. 10:25; 1 Thess. 5:1-5).

• Be watching when He appears (Matt. 24:42, 46; Luke 21:28).

Regardless of the season, the dramatic ramping up of “birth pains” is a sign that Jesus’ return is near, “right at the door” (Matt. 24:8, 33).

Therefore, let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch.

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NOTES:

*Biblical definition of the seasons:

While calendars customarily divide the year into four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—the Bible mentions only two main seasons, summer and winter: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” (Gen. 8:22). “It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter” (Ps. 74:17). Biblically, summer begins at the vernal equinox in March (19-21) and ends at the autumnal equinox in September (21-24). Winter runs the opposite, beginning in September and ending in March. Therefore, to be precise, spring is not a distinct season but, rather, the first part of the summer. Likewise, autumn is not a distinct season but, rather, the first part of winter. The June and December solstices, marking the beginning of summer and winter on our calendars, actually represent the midpoint of the respective seasons.

*In 2020, spring begins March 19 and ends June 20. Summer begins June 20 and ends September 22.

“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 | March 18, 2020

A Sign For All To See

The angel Moroni stop the Salt Lake City Mormon temple minus his trumpet

This morning the Utah Valley centered around Salt Lake City experienced a 5.7 earthquake. The jolt centered around the city of Magna was significant enough to startle residents awake at 7:09 am and to cause minor damage to a number of buildings. Most importantly though was the damage done to the gold image atop the LDS temple known as the angel Moroni who lost his trumpet as a result of the quake.

For those of us watching Bible prophecy unfold I believe this is significant. Yesterday I had started to write about God silencing the “gods” around us in preparation for his coming judgment. All the things that we idolize, the things that we worship brought to a standstill or close. Sports, cinema, vacations, leisure activities and so on. God is trying to get our attention one last time before judgment falls. Sadly, though unless the internet goes down most will spend their time playing video games or binge watching Netflix. Bringing me to believe that God may indeed allow the power grid to go down in one last attempt to reach people. The Bible says God finds no pleasure in judging the wicked. Right now God is tempering judgment with mercy but that window I believe is very short.

Back to the angel Moroni. So very interesting and not a coincidence that God caused the trumpet to fall. A trumpet is used as a call to assembly. In the last days (at the last trump as the scripture says), the Church will be assembled in heaven. Mormonism is a false religion with a Jesus who is not the Jesus of the Bible. The Mormon Jesus is a figment of the imagination and has no power to save. And the Mormon Church at its heart is a works based religion. There fore when the trumpet sounds Mormons and other unbelievers will not be going. God is silencing and exposing false Gods and he is just getting started.

A couple of links for you.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/us/earthquake-salt-lake-temple-moroni/index.html

https://www.unsealed.org/2020/03/hush-silence.html?m=

“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 | March 15, 2020

Reaping What We Have Sown

And we wept ….not for the children lost (for they were never children in our minds anyway) but for the children born … and the tears we cried were as much for ourselves as it was for them …for they were lost to as well

It’s been 47 years since abortion was legalized in January 1973. And since that time a staggering amount of unborn children have lost their lives primarily for the convenience of the mother. And while there has been some out cry and effort to end this horrifying practice it has largely gone unchecked. And statistics dating back to 2009 already place that number at well over a billion.

My friend William at The End Times Forecaster brought this to my attention when he suggested in a recent post that the death toll world wide from the Corona virus might well match the number of a abortions that have taken place since 1973. I think he placed that number at about 1.9 billion. A number that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend. I know I can’t.

It’s interesting to me that almost no Christian leader (that I know of) has suggested that repentance from our national sins might be in order. Have we no Elijah’s out there? Evidently not. Instead what I hear are things like “God is greater than the Corona virus” and “God has not given us a spirit of fear” and while all that is true has anyone stopped to think that maybe, just maybe this virus is from God as an instrument of his justice and judgment? How long do we think we can continue in the way we have been going without Him acting? I’m glad the President has called for a National day of prayer tomorrow but without nation wide repentance…the old fashioned sack cloth and ashes kind I am doubtful that God will be moved to abate this crisis.

If you are on social media at all you have seen the numerous posts by the younger generation stating that they planned to go about their business as usual virus or no virus because it primarily affects the “old” and the “sickly”. I can’t begin to count the numerous responses by older folks absolutely horrified by this attitude. How could they be so heartless??? Surely, the lives of the elderly and the sickly matter as much as theirs, they say. How cold and callous does one have to be to put others at risk? Mind boggling isn’t it. But the truth is that we have raised up a whole generation of young people to whom the concept of sanctity of life means very little and now it appears that we are reaping what we have sown. And we’re shocked; absolutely dumbfounded that it could be this way.

If people start dying in numbers anywhere close to what is being projected we will see bodies being incinerated and buried in mass graves. No funeral or memorial service, no burial in the family plot. No dignity. Just disposed of like so much rubbish. Kind of like what happens to the bodies of dead aborted babies. Are we getting it now?

What is happening with the Corona virus crisis is many faceted. I personally believe it will bring in the beast system before it is all over but that is a subject for a different post. And please when we collectively join in prayer tomorrow may we remember to confess and repent of our personal and national sins from wherever we are at in the world. And maybe, just maybe the good Lord will stay his hand.

“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 | March 7, 2020

Days of Peace and Plenty

Wal Mart near Olympia, WA 3/5/20

My son-in-law took this photo near his home in Olympia, Washington yesterday. As you can see the shelves are pretty well picked over. They did have bread and milk though which surprised me…but then again it makes sense that it would be non perishables that people would stock up on first. How long things like milk and bread will continue to be available is anyone’s guess and probably should not be counted on as I’m sure most people know. Or will soon find out.

I’ve been home from my trip to California for almost two weeks now. Thankfully, it was a good trip and we had wonderful time with our daughter and her family. I only observed two people wearing masks while we were away. And since I’ve been home only one. So, by and large life seems to be going on as usual at least in my neck of the woods and if it were not for the news and reports from my daughter in Washington it would be hard to believe that the world is in such a precarious situation.

So far here in NM there have been no reported cases with no shortages in any stores as far as I can tell. My other daughter which lives in Texas reports the same thing. My friends in Hawaii though are busy scrambling for toilet paper and other essentials (which could truly be a problem when living on an island) while officials continue to down play any effect the virus might be having. No testing, no cases …problem solved.

So how are things where you are? If you’re like me you may have trouble grasping the seriousness of the situation. My tulips are coming up and the field next door is being plowed in preparation for spring and life goes on as it always has. I dont know about you but I simply have no time for viruses and other increasingly ugly things that seem to pop up almost daily like so many noxious and unwanted weeds. I have my garden to tend to and grand babies to rock. I simply have no time for all the garbage and mostly just want it all to disappear.

I’m pondering this as I write. How difficult it is to let go. To live in uncertainty. It is so human to want control. To know my family is safe, to know I have groceries in the cupboard, to know that the sun will come up again tomorrow and that life will be good. The ramblings of one who has lived 65 years in a land of peace and plenty. Yet, I’m no fool. We have gambled away incredible blessings and the once firm ground on which we stood has now eroded to the point of collapsing and we have no one to blame but ourselves. Virus or no virus, the course we are on is not sustainable and the abundance we once enjoyed along with so many carefree days and hours are almost certainly drawing to an end. We have sown the wind and all that’s left now is to reap it.

Lord, you have blessed us with so much. Please forgive us for squandering those blessings. We are a selfish and ungrateful people not worthy of your love and yet you love us anyway. Help us Lord when we are weak, strengthen our faith when we falter, lead us when we cannot see the next step ahead. And refine us Lord where needed in order that we might be a pleasing and fit bride for your Son.

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 15, 2020

Bench and Cross

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life” John 3:14-15

A few years ago, my husband and some young men he was mentoring took to erecting a cross made out of whatever they could find while out hiking. They would also construct some kind of bench where they could spend some time in fellowship and prayer. They called it the “Bench and Cross”. In the photo above they were seaside. I thought it made a nice photo.

The reason I mention this is because I am going to be away for a few days. My husband and I are traveling to Southern California to spend some time with our daughter and grandkids who are traveling from the Northwest and I’ve got to tell you I’m a little nervous about this. With all that is going on I hardly want to leave home anymore. Maybe you can identify with that.

Anyway, as I’ve been packing I could feel the anxiety mounting. Earthquakes, civil unrest, corona virus…. oy!!! I think I’ll go back to bed and put the pillow over my head! And never leave home. But that is not realistic and certainly not what God has called us to do.

I have to admit courage is not my first name, it’s not even my middle or last. But the Lord does not give us the Spirit of fear and like Corrie Ten Boom’s father told her when her fear was at its greatest “God will give you what you need when you need it.” In other words, if the time should come when we need courage we can be certain that God will supply all that we need and more.

The picture of the Bench and Cross has already relieved some anxiety. Why? Because the Cross stands above everything else. It rises above any trouble or catastrophe we might face. It is not diminished in the least by the circumstances of our lives and like the serpent lifted up up in the wilderness we simply look to it and live.

If you would be so kind as to keep us in prayer while we are away. Our daughter and her family as well. I will try to update my blog from time to time if I should see or hear anything worth passing on. Other than that I should be back home in about ten days, God willing.

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 12, 2020

Racing Towards Judgment – Part 3

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Red Alert!

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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

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“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.”

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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 ……

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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December 8, 2019 –

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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

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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 UnSealed.org . 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 UnSealed.org.

https://www.unsealed.org/2020/01/brexit-day-is-finally-here-capping-off.html?m=1

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

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“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.

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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.

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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

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“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

 

 

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