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Edition 332: October 5th 2016
Lead (the metal) – Surprise!
Lead (the metal) – Surprise!
(The three containers above are called Megillahs. They are silver containers for the Torah Scrolls. Originally they had lead tops or caps.) The Megillah is also a term for the Scroll of Esther, which speaks of anti-Semitism and the backfiring thereof!)
I had something else written and planned for this edition. I was searching for something and found something else! Here it is:
When using Strong’s Concordance, you normally look up a word and it gives you the original Hebrew or Greek word meaning and an attached number of that word. But you can do it the other way around as well. You can look up a number to find what word is associated with it.
Numbers in the Bible also have meanings, derived from the verses in which they appear. For example, “Five” is the number of grace and “seven” is the number of spiritual perfection and completion. When the number is compounded like 777, the meaning has greater significance.
Well, with Rosh Hashanah (the Hebrew New Year) one day old, the Hebrew year is now 5777. So, I looked up 5777. The word attached is “Lead” (the metal.) So, I thought – ‘that’s pretty boring’! Then I realised that my memory is slowly going down the tubes, because I wrote something on “lead” a few years ago!
So, I smacked my forehead a few times, and viola – my memory was back in a flash!
But now there is more! The story, I wrote years ago, is now very real and shockingly right on the doorstep.
My friends, this edition is startling indeed! So many things are all dovetailing now. I feel our Lord has given me these things for the purpose of sharing, warning and encouraging.
Bear in mind that I am associating lead with the number 5777 in this edition, simply because it is the association in Strong’s, which is not inspired like the Bible, but it has many signs, symbols, numbers and meanings which all have some relevance.
Lead in the Bible and in the occult:
Jeremiah 6:22-29 “A people comes from the North Country, a great nation (Russia)...they will lay hold of bow and spear, they are cruel with no mercy...our hands grow feeble...they are walking slanderers. They are bronze and iron; the bellows blow fiercely, the lead (5777) is consumed by fire. The smelter refines in vain, for the wicked are not drawn off.”
Ezekiel 22:18 “Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin iron and lead (5777) in the midst of the furnace.”
Ezekiel 22:20-22 “As men gather silver, bronze, iron and lead (5777) and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My fury, and will leave you there and melt you...Then you shall know that I the Lord have poured out My fury upon you.”
►There are other similar verses, but there most certainly is a link here between lead (5777) and the war of Gog and Magog and perhaps the start of the tribulation period.
The symbol of the metal, lead looks very much like a slightly distorted Swastika or Nazi symbol.
Symbolically, lead is associated with and governed by the planet Saturn, which itself has strong occult connections. It has numerous dark connections relating to death and destruction.
►Lead is a toxic metal, mixed with many impurities. In Babylonian times it was associated with spells, curses and divination.
●Lead is also used to cap nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, to prevent radio-active leakage before use.
***Zechariah 5:2-11 “He said to me, “what do you see?” I answered and said, “A flying scroll, its length is twenty cubits and its width is ten cubits.” Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the whole earth: Every thief shall be expelled, according to what is on the side of the scroll and every perjurer shall be expelled.” I will send out the curse says the Lord of hosts; it shall enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by my name. It shall remain in the house and consume it, with its timber and stones. Lift your eyes and see what this is that goes forth. A basket goes forth. This is their resemblance throughout the whole earth. Here is a lead disc lifted up and there is a woman sitting inside the basket. This is wickedness and he thrust her back into the basket and threw the lead cover over its mouth. Then I looked and there were two women coming with the wind in their wings, for they had wings like the wings of a stork and they lifted up the basket between the heaven and the earth. So I asked the angel, where are they carrying the basket? So he said to me to build a house for it in the land of Shinar when it is ready, the basket will be set there on its base.”
These strange verses have mystified many over the years. Hebrew is a language where the same words sometimes have different meanings. We have to go into the context to get the right ones.
● Zechariah uses the term a “flying scroll”. The word used here is Megillah (Strong’s H4039) which is a metal cylindrical container with a cap on it. It is used to contain the scroll of God’s word.
But Zechariah sees a giant Megillah, and it flies and goes out over the whole earth.
The image below shows the normal megillah (bottom right) that contains God’s word in scroll form. The image also shows the dimensions of the megillah mentioned in Zechariah and a Trident intercontinental ballistic missile.
●The next important word we must understand is “curse.” The original word used by the prophet for “curse” is the Hebrew word “alah”. It is spelt like that and is used in a few other places. It means to swear or curse, and is also used in association with foreign gods. The resemblance to “Allah” and Islam by extension is not coincidental!
●Note this curse “remains afterwards”. This implies that it has some sort of toxic residue that will remain after it consumes timber and stone. This is most certainly consistent with nuclear destruction and the radiation aftermath.
●Then we see aflying basket: The word used for basket is, “epha”. This word simply means “a container”
●Now we see a woman in the basket. The original word used here for “woman” is, “Ishah (Strong’s H801). Interestingly this word means either “fire offering” or “woman”. You need to use the context to see which one is right. The fire offering here is said to be “wickedness”. I think the results of a fiery nuclear war will most certainly fit that bill. “A fire offering” in Strong’s can also be translated as “fiery sacrifice,” which is the meaning of the word “Holocaust”.
●The lead disc. (5777): This strange flying metal cylinder containing a fiery sacrifice is topped with a lead disc.
●Now the prophet looks again and sees two women (fire offerings) in a container with wind in their wings, being lifted up between heaven and earth. This describes the path of intercontinental missiles.
●Finally we see the container of the fiery offering brought to a house in the land of Shinar to await its launch from a “base.” Shinar is in ancient Babylon, which today would be symbolic of the modern nations of the world, many of which are nuclear powers. (No, I don’t believe the rebuilding of Babylon in Iraq has anything to do with Bible prophecy.)
Let’s summarise this whole section and see what we come up with:
►Zechariah sees a long thin flying metal container with a lead (5777) top to it. This container is associated with a curse that covers the whole earth.
The metal cylinders contain a “fiery offering or sacrifice”, lifted up and flying between heaven and earth. It has some sort of residue that causes it to “remain” on wood and stone. They are stored in many nations until needed.
How interesting that God would use the word “megillah,” which is the very container of the scroll of His holy word to deliver His judgement on those who have rejected His holy word for Israel!
►Here’s an interesting snippet:
Joel 2:30-31 “I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth; blood and fire and pillars of smoke...in the terrible day of the Lord.”
The original word used for “pillars” in this verse is Strong’s H8490, which means “spreading like a palm tree top.” That’s a pretty exact description of a nuclear bombs mushroom cloud!
Israel’s tragic disaster:
God’s word reveals that Israel will endure and will make it through to the other side. God’s covenant promises and blessing will come through – completely!
But in the interim, Israel will tragically see huge dramas, another Holocaust of sorts, and it will look as though it’s all over for the Jews and their state.
Israel cannot sign any sort of peace covenant with the world, Palestinians, antichrist or anyone, without breaking God’s pre-existing eternal peace covenant with them made thousands of years ago.
Please understand that the Daniel 9:27 peace covenant nullifies and replaces God’s peace covenant. This is exactly why it brings destruction and not peace.
Ezekiel 37:26-28 “I will make a covenant of peace with them (Israel) and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: I will establish them and multiply them and set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle will be with them; indeed I shall be their God and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, the Lord sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” (The following verses describe the Gog and Magog war.)
Understand that God’s eternal covenant with Israel is multifaceted. It includes the land of Israel as a state. It includes the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people. (Please see the section entitled “Covenants and Promises” under the “Teachings” tab at the top of this website.)
Please understand that these eternal covenants result in peace if obeyed. They are peace covenants. They are God’s peace treaty with Israel.
People like to expound on Daniel 9:27 and say that it doesn’t mention the word “peace”. As usual, these are people ignorant of the Bible. There are dozens of other verses in the Bible speaking of this coming signing as a “peace” deal. People with tunnel vision tend to get things all messed up.
The Daniel 9:27 covenant is Satan’s peace covenant – a big lie, which directly opposes God’s covenant promises of peace. The verse below is a parallel to Daniel 9:27.
Daniel 11:21-24 “In his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honour of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably (making peace) and seize the kingdom by intrigue. With the force of a flood they will be swept away from before him and be broken, and also the prince of the covenant (antichrist) ...He shall become strong with a small number of people...He shall enter peaceably.”
We must look more deeply into God’s peace-covenant and the curse generated upon those who break it.
Jeremiah 11:2-5 “Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: “Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant, which I commanded your fathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Obey My voice...that I may establish the oath which I have sworn to your fathers...”
Isaiah 24:1-6 “Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and distorts its surface. It shall be; as with the people, so with the priest...The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under its inhabitants...they have broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth...therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few are left.”
2 Kings 17:15-18 “They rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers...Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight.”
God “removes Israel from His sight” because of their breaking of the covenant. As our Lord turns His eyes away from Israel for a short time, the stare of Satan takes precedent! Israel foolishly thinks she is now safe in Satan’s hands.
Isaiah 28:15 “Because you have said, ‘we have made a covenant with death and Sheol (hell) we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation) passes through, it will not come near us, for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood, we have hidden ourselves.’”
The verse above most certainly speaks of the Daniel 9:27 peace covenant, which reveals the antichrist. When it occurs, will Israel know what she is doing? The verse seems to imply so. But the main point is that Israel thinks it can break God’s covenant and make this new one to bring about a better world. They think they will now be safe. How wrong they will be!
Israel, through the Two-State Solution and the coming peace covenant with the antichrist will curse herself in so doing. But the curse also goes on to those who try to usurp and take over the land of Israel.
God’s covenant curses upon the usurpers of His covenant are revealed in verses I’ve mentioned under the “Teachings” tab.
God’s covenant with Israel is the peace covenant! It is the only valid one. Satan’s covenant with Israel will also be a peace covenant, but it is the fraud, the counterfeit and the sure path to tribulation, destruction and hell in the name of peace and love!
My friends, we are on the eve of destruction! It may be a few more “eves”, but the cursed traps have all been set and God’s word proclaims the soon coming incredibly severe destruction will come. It will arrive suddenly.
So, where are we?
We have many pieces of the giant jigsaw drama before us. Exactly how and when they all fall into place we don’t know for sure. We watch and pray, we use all the available indicators, calendars, measures and everything else we can. God acts decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) constantly using signs, symbols, dates, patterns, and cycles. He always warns before bringing judgement.
The most probable scenario now lies in the change to the Hebrew year 5777. Could it be that 5777 sees nuclear conflict and war and the tribulation start? That would place the rapture just before it.
Israel is about to be dragged into Middle Eastern conflicts. WW111 is on the doorstep. She will be punished by God for her rebellion, but saved and brought through to ultimate victory.
When does it all begin:
What if I said the war of Gog and Magog begins in November this year? I don’t know that for sure, but it could. I don’t want to put too much emphasis on the movement of Jupiter in the great sign of Revelation 12, but there’s very compelling evidence.
The great sign has its main fulfilment in September 2017 on Rosh Hashanah, which would be the beginning of the tribulation and hopefully, the rapture.
Yes it may occur before, but all the signs need to be there as well.
By the way, Lamech was 777 years old when he died, then the flood came, five years later. Do you see what we have here? It’s a 5777! (Genesis 5:31)
By the way, the tribulation period is revealed in the Revelation as a succession of seven seal judgements, seven trumpet judgements and seven vial judgements. That’s 777. The tribulation period is represented at its start in the Feast of Trumpets which is the fifth of the seven feasts. So do we have another 5777 here?
A new world financial crisis:
I’m not going to get into this in any depth here, but it can be demonstrated, looking back that world stock markets crashed in cycles of 777. This is seen by adding seven years, seven months and seven days to each successive big crash. According to this, the next one is due now!
A huge world economic melt-down is coming very soon. A world financial market collapse does not come because the world economy is slowing down. It comes because suddenly, confidence and faith in the market collapses, usually caused by a specific event.
A market melt-down is always a result of a combination of factors worrying the markets and then a sudden sentiment fall, knocking on and causing fear, panic and capitulation. That then feeds on itself, exacerbating the entire situation. Fiscal fear always overreacts!
The current situation with Deutsche Bank of Germany is a case in point. The bank is actually quite solid fundamentally. The huge fine it has to pay has sparked fears of a liquidity crisis, so people run to take their money out causing the whole thing to get a lot worse and knocking on to other banks in Europe.
But at the same time banks in China are in trouble as is their property market. So, all in all we have a very fragile situation and this, without any big wars.
If other external events are in play at the same time, market panic goes into overdrive!
A few final snippets:
Satan, the god of this world, wants to create a “perfect” world of peace as a counterfeit to God’s coming perfect world of peace.
►In the Bible the word “Syria” is Strong’s H759 –Aram, Meaning = “Exalted” (associated with pride) Damascus has the numeric value of 444. Four is the number of the world.
►Interestingly the name Iran is the root word “Aryan” This is the name of an ancient Persian people who were thought to contain elements of perfection. It was Hitler who wanted to create a thousand-year millennium of peace with “perfect” Arian people.
To create a new world of peace, they have to get rid of God’s peace-plan. They will have to get rid of Israel in whom the call of God resides now and will continue.
Isaiah 54:10 “My kindness shall not depart from you (Israel), nor shall My covenant of peace be removed.”
If you have any brains, I suggest you turn to the end of the book and see who the victor will be. Be wise and chose God’s choice!
So, am I saying all these things will come to pass in this year, 5777? I’m saying it’s possible, highly probable, but nothing is for absolute sure. This is a high-watch year!
My friends, I’ve shared with you some very powerful indicators and pointers in this edition. Do not go overboard with these things. Do go overboard with God’s pure straight and neat word.
Do go overboard with your personal life before our Lord, be holy, be right with him, be repentant, be ready, and grow in His grace. Be a radical Christian! Stand strong in the face of the enemy.
I took this picture lying down in the flowers, looking up into the sun during flower season in amazing Namaqualand.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!