A Wake Up Call for All Israel!
by Dennis Northnington
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly endorsed a Palestinian Authority bid to upgrade its status to a "non-member observer state." The Palestinians sought the upgrade, despite stiff opposition and possible negative repercussions from Israel and the United States.
Palestinians are seeking non-member observer state status They currently have non-member observer entity status. The upgraded status would allow them to participate in General Assembly debates, and they could apply to join the International Criminal Court and other U.N. agencies.
One hundred thirty-eight countries voted in favor of elevating the Palestinian Authority's status - well beyond the simple majority of the 193-member states that was required. There also were 41 abstentions and nine "no" votes, which included the United States, Israel and Canada.
Speaking just ahead of Thursday's vote, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged the General Assembly to "issue a birth certificate" for the state of Palestine by member states supporting their bid.
The vote was taken exactly 65 years to the very day after the U.N. General Assembly voted to recognize the Jewish state as a Plan of Partition with Economic Union on November 29, 1947.
Two years later, a full lunar eclipse fell on April 13, 1949 on the Feast of Passover and again on Tabernacles October 7, 1949. The Feast Day eclipse pattern repeated again in 1950 on Passover April 2, 1950 and on the first day of Tabernacles, September 26, 1950.
The 1949 lunar eclipse days were bisected by "The Law of Return" (ha-shvt - Item 5710-1950) which was enacted by Israeli parliamentary legislation on July 5, 1950 providing a decree for the return of "Jewish people" to the Promised Land.
After the Six Day War in 1967, Israel took control of Jerusalem and Temple Mount. Again at this time, a group of four Passover-Tabernacles Feast Day eclipses occurred. They were:
- 1967 April 24 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover.
- 1967 October 18 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles.
- 1968 April 13 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Passover.
- 1968 Oct. 6 Total Lunar Eclipse Feast of Tabernacles.
The following year, the Spring and Fall Feast Day total eclipses will will repeat on Passover April 4, 2015 and on Tabernacles September 28, 2015 much like a second witness.
One thing we do know, history tells us that conflict raged in Israel near the timeframes of the previous Feast Day eclipse pattern and great victory was received by Israel.
Will this step by the UN set the stage for a war that no one wants, but which is already written in the pages of our prophets of old?
"Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, 'I am strong.' "Assemble and come, all you nations, and gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there (the Valley of Jahosephat), O YHVH". (Joel 3:9-11).
"For YHVH of hosts will visit His flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as His royal horse in the battle. From him... the battle bow... they shall be like mighty men, who tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle. They shall fight because YHVH is with them... Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as if with wine" (Zechariah 10:3-5; 7) "For I have bent Judah, My bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, and made you like the sword of a mighty man." Then YHVH will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. YHVH Elohim will blow the trumpet, and go with whirlwinds from the south" (Zechariah 9:13-14).
"They (Judah and Ephraim) shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; together they shall plunder the people of the East; they shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; and the people of Ammon shall obey them. (Isaiah 11:14).
In light of these prophecies, and another great conflict looming, we may very well see an end to the exile of Ephraim and another decree to enter the land.
We might consider that 2014-2015 may very well tie to the end to Ephraim's punishment period and perhaps a Jubilee change in the laws of Aliyah. We might also consider God's own Jubilee definition given to Moses for the Jubilee Year (the trumpet year), the "year of return" as seen in Leviticus 25:13. 'In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return...'.
Further, we might consider it important that 2015 may very well mark the 40th Jubilee year since Messiah's ministry.
Could these 40 Jubilee years since Messiah Yeshua's ministry mark 40 Jubilee years that God's people are to 'eat manna', (meaning study and learn about Him) while scattered in the wilderness of planet earth after He ascended in Glory?
Forty is very important on God's calendar. Abraham arrived 40 Jubilees after Adam. Yeshua arrived 40 Jubilees after Abraham. And now the 40th Jubilee after Messiah's teaching is right before us. To top it off we may also be converging on the precipice of the 70th Jubilee celebration since Israel entered the land.