11 days after the Orlando Pulse shooting, the Orlando Magic drafted a player who wears #11 with the #11 overall pick, immediately traded for Serge Ibaka (pronounced “Surge”) on the same night Independence Day: ReSURGEnce opened. This was 11 days before July 4th and the following weekend The Purge: Election Year will open nationwide. PULSE – SURGE – RESURGENCE – PURGE. All events connected by the number that means chaos, disorder and judgment. One of the many non-coincidences from last night we will be covering.
Barclays Center in Brooklyn would host the 2016 NBA Draft on June 23rd. Within hours of its conclusion, Barclays would release their statement, Barclays CEO on Brexit vote: “We have stood in service of our customers and clients for over 325 years … That does not change today”. Barclays was established on 11/17/1690, 5540 days later Benjamin Franklin would be born.
The events of the past few weeks tie into America’s founding, through its independence from Britain. More importantly, we are witnessing what can only be described as conspicuous warnings that the world is entering a new phase in the coming years, if not sooner.
Do NOT allow your eyes to glaze over when you see numbers. For those who can withstand the onslaught of information you will be blessed. Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. If you fear God you need fear nothing else. Out of my fear of God I feel a responsibility to pay attention to His concealed glory. An artist would not much appreciate a patron of the gallery to take a quick dismissive glance. Our Creator is THE Artist of all, let us examine His work and not be shortsighted in what we think constitutes His medium. All the earth is His canvas.
If it weren’t for God’s grace and Him providing me this outlet I would most certainly be institutionalized. This is both astonishing and vexing.
After addressing the following question we are going to briefly lay a foundation with some overlapping dates which connect major current events. This will be followed by the fascinating connection between Barclays and Brexit, then some aspects of the Draft which jumped out at me. I had no intention of covering this stuff, in fact, nothing I intend to cover do I actually get around to writing about. As with most all other posts, this chose me I did not choose it. How insignificant we really are, in our vanity we make plans but then the NBA Draft happens. But Lord, people are complaining I write about sports too much…
Sometimes I like to pretend to be the captain of the crow, a laughable reality for anyone who knows what goes down behind the scenes.
The Question Frequently Asked – Why Do You Cover American Sports?
One reason is that aside from Hollywood, sports in the west is the largest single entertainment category that crosses all social lines. Young, old, black, white, male, female, Muslim, Jewish.
All can relate on one level or another to sports. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t thrown or hit a ball, shot a basket or swung a club. The entertainment side of sports has taken on a life of its own. We have the personal story side, reality TV of sorts that appeals to the celebrity obsessed who may or may not care for the competitive side. We worship people, whether for their athletic prowess, celebrity status or both. It is usually both.
Adults will find themselves engaged in heated debate over their favorite teams. In a world detached from the traditional human interaction between man and environment, the strategic faculties have been diverted to sports. A step away from fantasy in so far as it doesn’t involve dwarves and elves. The “manly” man, will throw beers at his television during the playoffs and the commercials tell us this is an endearing trait. The advertisements show us a beautiful woman busting her tail, keeping things in order, while her slovenly husband is yelling at the screen. This is America in 2016. Modern sports is the circus of Rome on steroids.
Let me state that I have always enjoyed sports. This is not a blanket statement about individuals who watch sports, for I am one of them. We are talking about a societal obsession and a massive distraction from reality.
The second reason I cover sports is that it is the most fertile ground for metaphor in current events. We have cities, numbers, colors, names and team names. Each of these individually carry a tremendous language in the symbolic which The Most High uniquely directs in ways only a Sovereign God could. This is what we will cover here, the unmistakable and inexplicable convergences that took place during the last few weeks.
Call it what you want, but do not call it coincidence. Coincidence is a lazy way to ignore information you don’t want to deal with.
Mystery is precisely that, not to be understood entirely, but it is a grievous mistake for anyone who claims to seek truth to dismiss something because you have nowhere to place it. In other words, dogmatic conclusion or bust. Here’s your dogma, Jesus Christ is the King of Kings, the Hope of Glory by Whom and through Whom all things which are both seen and unseen are created. He is coming again to judge the earth and those whose names are not found in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.
Nothing that you can touch, see, hear, feel, smell or think about is outside His providence. So we enter in, we explore these matters without fear. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Blessed are those who search out the concealed glory of God.
Connecting Events by 11 and 13
For those who are new, it will be helpful to understand the Biblical meanings of 11 and 13. 11 is chaos, disorder and judgment and 13 is rebellion. It is not coincidence that 9/11 and 11/13 were the dates of two major attacks at the hands of Islam, the religion founded by Muhammad who had 13 wives and preached 13 years at Mecca before regrouping and ransacking Medina. Ishmael, was circumcised at 13 and according to Muslim tradition was an ancestor of Muhammad.
For the NFL Draft, we covered Eli Apple who wears #13 (rebellion) and went to the Big Apple to join the other Eli, the week before #13 Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby and 6 years, 3 months, 13 days after the Book of Eli came out. The Apple, and the #13 for rebellion. Though we cannot say the fruit in the garden was the “apple” it has come to be understood as such. Eli’s wicked sons rebelled in the desecrating the sacrifice. Nyquist – “NY” – New York, quist – “pigeon, dove, twig” (days of Noah).
The one player who went to the same high school as the 44th President happens to wear #44 and the high school he and Obama attended in Hawaii just happens to have 44 buildings and 440 state championships across all sports.
- Presidential Proclamation of Pride (LGBT) Month – Orlando Pulse gay nightclub shooting = 13 days
- Presidential Proclamation of Pride (LGBT) Month – Christina Grimmie shot at Before You Exit Tour = 11 days (age 22)
- Christina Grimmie – NBA Draft, Barclays = 13 days
- Orlando Pulse – NBA Draft, Barclays = 11 days
- Cassius CLAY burial – NBA Draft, BarCLAYs = 13 days
- NBA Draft, Barclays – July 4 = 11 days
Barclays and Brexit
July 8th at Barclays Center we have Nick Jonas performing, once again connecting us to the sign of Jonah.
The Brexit inspired Dow collapse on June 24 took place 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks after the September 29, 2008 collapse of 777 points.
It was 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks and 5 days… and the Sept 29 2008 drop was 777.68. 5 days is .71 of a week so at the time of the day the 2008 crashed occurred you could say it was .68. The Dow collapsed on June 24, 2016 losing 611 points. Of course 6 and 11 for those who have been following.
Any number repeated three times in scripture means complete. 777 is 21 or the date of the summer solstice full moon (6/21) that hasn’t occurred since 1948 and 1967.
Within hours of Barclays Center hosting the annual NBA Draft the country in which Barclays is headquartered would pass the historical vote to withdraw from the EU. For many these events would seem unrelated but as we drill down you will see this is far from the case.
Barclays is headquartered in London. On June 27, 1967, 20 days after Israel reclaimed Jerusalem, they deployed the world’s first cash dispenser (ATM). There is a monument in honor of this momentous feat.
“Lives made much easier”. This date was also 6 days from the 49 years and the summer solstice full moon which took place the last time in 1967.
Barclays’ headquarters is One Churchill Place, London Borough Tower of Hamlets. Barclays is the oldest British bank in continuous operation. C Hoare is the oldest family run private bank established 20 years earlier. Barclays is the oldest public bank in Britain.
The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. Daniel 7:4
The day following Barclays and the same day as Brexit, the first LGBT national monument was established at a “bar”, at Stonewall Inn. This is on the 17th of Tammuz on the Torah calendar. We covered previously the significant events which transpired on this date. The other 17th of Tammuz is on July 23 on the Hebrew calendar (Hebrew and Torah are two different calendars). This is the day of the Golden Calf (Golden CAV) which connects us to Cleveland, the city founded by Moses Cleaveland. Pay attention to “cleave” it ties in.
Stonewall Inn, known simply as “Where Pride Began”. God resists the proud, so this is one way to stonewall yourself from God. Here is the slang definition of “stonewalling” The idea being that the person is putting up a “stone wall” and impeding your progress in the conversation, and as you cannot see over the side of the wall, you have no idea why it is there. If you try to “climb the wall” to figure it out, then the other party will know your level of interest.
No human pride movement is complete without the fist raised to heaven. “Love is Love”
Closed fist, says there is nothing I want from you. It is defiance, closed and seeks to strike. Open hand says, I embrace, I give you myself. Open hands receive, clenched fists resist. Open hands raise in worship, closed fists take. Open hands love, closed fists impose.
Bar – stake or rod of iron used to fasten a door or gate. To fasten (a gate, etc.) with a bar,” from bar (n.1); sense of “to obstruct, prevent”. Aramaic for the Hebrew ben, “son.” (Bar-Jonah) A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier. Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God. To except; to exclude by exception. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons. source
Clay (s) – Earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles. This word is used of sediment found in pits or in streets (Isaiah 57:20; Jeremiah 38:60), of dust mixed with spittle (John 9:6), and of potter’s clay (Isaiah 41:25; Nahum 3:14; Jeremiah 18:1-6; Romans 9:21). Clay was used for sealing (Job 38:14; Jeremiah 32:14). Our Lord’s tomb may have been thus sealed (Matthew 27:66). source
The NBA Draft at Barclays took place 13 days after Muhammad Ali or Cassius CLAY was buried. Clay, formed of clay went back to clay.
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. Revelation 2:27
And whereas thou saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. Daniel 2:43
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. Revelation 12:5
PULSE – SURGE – RESURGENCE – PURGE
11 days after the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, the Orlando Magic select a player who wears #11 with the #11 overall pick, 11 days before the 4th of July. Immediately, they trade the #11 who wears #11 to the Thunder for Serge Ibaka, the evening Independence Day: ReSURGEnce opened in theaters nationwide. The following weekend “The PURGE”: Election Year is scheduled for release.
Just so we are clear…
Surge goes to Orlando, 11 days after the Pulse in Orlando, on the night Independence Day: ReSURGEnce is released 11 days before Independence Day and The Purge is released.
The Orlando Magic front office were all wearing these t-shirts on draft night.
The Thunder out of the west to the Magic Kingdom.
Then He also said to the multitudes, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time? Luke 12:54-56
Serge is pronounced “Surge”.
PULSE – SURGE – RESURGENCE – PURGE
- Pulse – a rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck. A single vibration or short burst of sound, electric current, light, or other wave.
- Surge – a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the waves or tide.
- Resurgence – an increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
- Purge – rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release. An abrupt or violent removal of a group of people from an organization or place.
Themes, words and symbols have consistent meanings. They can have multiple meanings which are all correct. It is not an either/or issue, though different they do not conflict.
Through the eyes of the Spirit
The pulse is weak and in need of a surge, a sudden powerful upward movement from which a resurgence, a revival will resurrect those whose pulse is fading prior to the purge or abrupt removal.
Through the eyes of the flesh
There will be a burst or electromagnetic pulse that will send a surge or tide which will cause the revival of the Roman Empire and subsequent purge or violent elimination of all who oppose.
The only person to be drafted in the first round outside of America (type and shadow of Edom) is named Jakob (Jacob). Jakob (Jacob) was removed from Edom and taken north to another country. He was drafted by the Raptors. Raptors means ravisher, abductor,” from Latin raptor “a robber, plunderer, abductor, ravisher,” agent noun from past participle stem of rapere “to seize (snatch abruptly, purge).
You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. Romans 11:19-20
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Romans 11:25
Remember Nyquist #13? There is such a thing as a “NYQUIST PULSE”. A Nyquist pulse is one which meets the Nyquist ISI criterion and is important in data transmission. An example of a pulse which meets this condition is the sinc function. The sinc pulse is of some significance in signal-processing theory but cannot be produced by a real generator for reasons of causality. In 2013, Nyquist pulses were produced in an effort to reduce the size of pulses in optical fibers, which enables them to be packed 10x more closely together, yielding a corresponding 10x increase in bandwidth. The pulses were more than 99 percent perfect and were produced using a simple laser and modulator. source
During the UN’s International Year of Pulses 2016 you can wear Beyonce’s Pulse perfume while listening to Pride Radio, “the pulse of LGBT America”, while using your Virgin Pulse app and Pulse card which serves 4,400 different financial institutions. If you get sick of Pride Radio you can always switch to Pink Floyd’s “Pulse” Album. Pulse mania as we await the electromagnetic variety.
Christina Grimmie was shot at the Before You Exit Tour, 13 days before the Brexit vote. BEFORE YOU BREXIT. Barclays who owns the arena where the draft took place was one of the first major financial institutions to issue a statement regarding the Brexit vote. source
The original Purge movie was released June 7th, 2013, 1111 days between the movie and 2016 draft excluding both days. Together 2016, or Reset 2016 organized by the founder of the Pulse Movement takes place on July 16. The original Independence Day movie was released 19 years, 11 months and 21 days before the 2016 Draft.
Reset – “set again or differently.”
Pulse Nightclub is located at 1912 S. Orange. 1912 is the year the Titanic went down. It hit the iceberg on the first day of Passover. It doesn’t take much intelligence to recognize the symbolism between the United States and the Titanic. “She was unsinkable” slamming into the iceberg. Our iceberg is a 19 with twelve zeroes after (wait…that’s 19 and 12 again). We aren’t simply plunging into one iceberg, it’s a graveyard of icebergs any of which would sink this bloated fool parade of naïve arrogance.
Philadelphia 76ers Ben
The Philadelphia 76ers had the overall #1 pick for the 3rd time in their team’s history. The last 3 years in a row they have had a pick in the top 3. Philadelphia took the only Ben who was drafted in the 1st round and it was the 3rd Melbourne-born overall pick in the last 11 years. Ben Simmons was drafted 19 years 11 months and 3 days after he was born.
Simmons means “hearkening, listening”.
Previously we covered Ben Franklin who was known as “The First American” who helped to birth America in Philadelphia in 1776 and would later die in the same city. We have covered the significance of France in the founding of America as well. Without France there is no America and without France there is no Statue of Liberty. Philadelphia also took someone from France in the 1st round.
Earlier we covered Bar from Barclays, the Aramaic for the Hebrew ben, “son.” Whereas in Hebrew you would say “Ben-Zion” for son of Zion, in Aramaic you say bar or “Bar-Jonah”. In other words, for “bar” is in Aramaic what “ben” is in Hebrew. Barclays or Benclays. The Philadelphia 76ers, the city where Ben Franklin the first American died and helped to birth America, takes the only “Ben” in the first round. The only other “Ben” was drafted by Boston, the city Ben Franklin was born and where the statue recently blew over breaking its neck on two stone tablets.
If we subtract the length of days Ben Franklin lived (30,760) from the NBA Draft we would arrive within a day of a famous speech by another Franklin. U.S. presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a famous campaign speech over the radio in which he said that prosperity depended on plans “that build from the bottom up and not the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid. A plan that would forever change the trajectory of America.
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 28:2
Malachi And The Prince
Malachi Richardson, drafted by the Charlotte Hornets and traded to the Kings 10 picks after Taurean Prince was drafted by Atlanta 16 picks ahead of the one from Port-au-Prince and 6 days after “Prince Be” died, 10 days after what would’ve been the Prince of Purple Rain’s birthday.
“Prince Be” died 57 days after Prince died at age 57. Every 57 years the moon returns to the same hour of the same day. On June 20, there was a full moon on the summer solstice, the first since 1967 (Jerusalem). The last time a “strong full moon” or “Strawberry moon” occurred on summer solstice was in 1948 (Israel). Prince was born on 6/7 (Jerusalem) and “Prince Be” died on 6/17.
Prince Be was part of the group PM Dawn, according to their website they got their name from“the idea that in the darkest hour comes the light.”
Prince and Prince Be – When Doves Cry and Jesus Wept
They were born 11 years, 11 months and 12 days apart
Jesus Wept, was released on October 3, 1995. Its peak Billboard position was #119. The release came exactly 19 years 11 months and 9 days before 9/11/15. This is our 911/119 anomaly. On 9/11, UN passed to raise Palestinian flag with 119 votes just prior to Mecca getting struck by lightning during the Hajj. This was 119 days prior to the first week of trading in the Dow’s 119th year which saw a 911 point drop. Prince died 119 days inclusive from the Christmas full moon.
Thon Maker was drafted #10, Dickie Thon went from 57 to 58 years old on June 20 the evening of the full moon. Dickie Thon was touted as a hall of fame baseball player and had his orbital bone around his left eye broken by a pitch. Thon played for Milwaukee, the same city Thon Maker was drafted to, among other teams.
Malachi would conclude and there would be 400 years of silence. Previously we covered 450, as the number of years between the birth of King James and Lebron “King” James winning the crown to the very day of what would’ve been King James 450th birthday. In the draft, Malachi would go to the Kings sandwiched between the Princes. Malachi is the last book before the 400 year gap, King James who oversaw the translation of the Book was born 450 years to the day “King” James was crowned in game 7 on June 19.
450 days separated the desecration of Joseph’s Tomb and Jonah’s Tomb by Muslims. Joseph’s Tomb was at Schechem, the very place where God made His covenant with Abraham in Genesis 12 declaring “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.” There was an attempt on Joseph’s Tomb on 7/7/14. Jonah’s Tomb was attacked on 7/24/14 and Joseph’s Tomb on 10/16/15. Day count calculator.
450 was the number of years cited in Acts 13 before the Israelites inhabited the Promised Land. 450 years from King James taking the throne in Scotland at 1 year old is 2017. 450 years from the Reformation, Jerusalem was restored to Israel in 1967. 400 years from the Reformation was the Balfour Declaration in 1917. 400 years from King James taking the throne of Scotland was 1967, Jerusalem.
The NBA Draft is 7 days from being 450 days away from the Revelation 12 sign. In other words, June 30 or the last day in the month of pride will be 450 days from September 23rd, 2017.
In a universe of providential order, intervals of time are of great significance. There is nothing arbitrary about gaps of years between historical events no matter how insignificant you think sports are. If the number of hairs on your head or a sparrow falling to the ground matters to God you better believe Lebron James parading in front of a million fans is as well.
If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’ and ‘the people with whom the Lord is angry forever.’ Malachi 1:4
We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger
The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place. Isaiah 9:10
The Curse of Edom
“The strength of our democracy, and say that America will emerge from this tragedy, as we have emerged from all adversity, united and strong. … The world should know that the Members of both parties in both Houses stand united. The full resources of our Government will be brought to bear in aiding the search and rescue and in hunting down those responsible and those who may have aided or harbored them. Nothing, nothing can replace the losses that have been suffered. I know there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible from Isaiah that I think speaks to all of us at times such as this:
The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars. That is what we will do. We will rebuild and we will recover.”
The people of America will stand strong together because the people of America have always stood together. And those of us privileged to serve this great Nation will stand with you.”
What the Senate Majority Leader was referencing was actually a curse and an act of defiance in the face of God. source
America is a type of Edom and those who place their faith in Jesus are spiritual descendants of Jacob, grafted in. Here is another direct connection to the post 9/11 spirit found in Malachi.
“They may build, but I will throw down; They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever. Your eyes shall see, And you shall say,‘The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.’ Malachi 1:3-5
911 days before the Draft was Christmas Day 2013 or 6 days left in the 13th year of the 3rd Millennium or the 13th year of the 21st century.
You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice? Malachi 2:17
Previously covered – 3 Jonah’s, 3 Noah’s and 3 birds, now we have the 3 Isaiah’s. 3 days and 3 nights.
Isaiah means “YAHWEH is salvation”. Isaiah is the 240th most popular name in England, which is interesting as the draft took place 11 days before America’s 240th birthday, or independence from that very country. One of the Isaiah’s comes from the country that helped us achieve our independence and gave us the Statue of Liberty.
An Isaiah was picked at 42, 44 and 59. It would be wise to read each chapter and ask The Spirit of Truth to guide you into all truth. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13
Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law. Isaiah 42:1-4
Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it: “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles, To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the prison, Those who sit in darkness from the prison house. I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:5-9
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God. And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, Since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them. Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’”Isaiah 44:6-8
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity. Isaiah 59:1-3
So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the Lord. “As for Me,” says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord, “from this time and forevermore. Isaiah 59:19-21
Phoenix from the Ashes
The Phoenix rises from the ashes. The Suns would draft Dragan Bender and trade Marquese Chriss. Dragan is Croatian and means “dear beloved or precious”, Bender means “to bend or curl” as in a bow. Chriss means “He who holds Christ in his heart or follower of Christ”. Marquese has its root in “Mars” the Roman god of war.
The 2016 Draft took place 100 days from the Ides of March (Mars) when Marco (Mars) Rubio (Red) would suspend his campaign. This was when Trump would give his speech in Jupiter, FL, 7 days after Jupiter was in opposition or closest to earth until the first day of Passover 2017. This was 24 days after Mars was the closest to earth in 11 years (May 30).
You may recall the bizarre Jupiter events. It was where Michelle Fields accused Trump’s campaign manager of assaulting her. Trump had props of water, wine and meat on stage during his victory speech. Many strange things happened in Jupiter. Not the least of which is 111 days from Trump’s speech in Jupiter, the Juno probe arrives at Jupiter on July 4th.
But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 4:2-3
It should be noted that earlier this month “The Greatest of All Time” or GOAT, Muhammad Ali died in Phoenix. The Valley of the Sun has been shattering heat records and is home to the Suns. Phoenix is the mythological bird that would die and later resurrect from his ashes. We have two meanings that do not conflict, it is a matter of perspective. If you take “Dragan” as “Dragon” this changes it as well.
- Dear Beloved Christian, the Son, the Firstfruits, bends His bow and comes to make war.
- The Dragon has bent his bow to make war with the saints. Those who follow Christ will be resurrected.
The LORD goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his zeal; he cries out, he shouts aloud, he shows himself mighty against his foes. Isaiah 42:13
If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow; Psalm 7:12
Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. Revelation 12:17
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Romans 6:5
1372 days from when Barclays Center opened to the Draft, 3 years 9 months and 3 days. Strong’s 1372 διψάω (dip-sah’-o) I thirst for, desire earnestly.
Barclays’ symbol is an eagle that looks a lot like a phoenix.
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. Revelation 12:14
Elijah is mentioned in the last chapter of Malachi (Malachi and The Prince section above) before the 400 years of silence. Elijah is one of the two witnesses and he is directly connected to 450 with the prophets of Baal.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction. Malachi 4:5-6
The NBA Draft was 417 days from when the Baltimore riots took place in the very district of the only Congressman named Elijah. Elijah Cummings can be seen at the Baltimore protests pointing to his house. The riots began in response to the death of Freddie Gray which occurred on the day following Passover. The riots ended on the start of Pesach Sheni, or Second Passover in 2015. 450 days from Freddie Gray’s death will be July 4th, 2016.
Elijah called down fire against the 450 prophets of Baal. He was fed by ravens and Baltimore is known as “Ravens Town”. The only member of Congress named Elijah from the town of ravens where the riots stemmed from an incident 450 days before July 4, 2016. Just a coincidence, nothing to see here. We can’t derive a specific conclusion as to what it means so let’s just pretend it doesn’t exist.
Many people want me to speculate as to time frames of when certain things will take place. While I believe the body is a little gun shy about “date setting” there are many dates to watch. What I want people to understand is that prophecy is not about prediction. It is about extracting deeper truths that are contained within the Word.
My blanket statement about time frames is it could all change tomorrow or in a couple years. I consider people who think that 5 or 10 years from now things will remain relatively the same to be off the reservation, or more appropriately, confined within a reservation.
I care less about specifics in terms of what is going to take place tomorrow or the next big event as I do about God’s patterns in history. There is a beautiful symmetry in how all this fits together. It tells a story and many of the readers already know the ending. We know what is going to happen and we know the “when” is soon.
The clarion call in this moment is to remove the constraints you have placed on your view of God through the religious baggage of tradition and institution. You cannot have a healthy fear of God and also fear man. Fear of God results in wisdom, in wisdom you know truth. The truth is God is love and perfect love casts out all fear.
This verse keeps coming up. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8
We must pay attention to the order in which words appears. This is very telling. I believe the reason “fearful” is mentioned first is that it is warning to professing believers. Fear is a manifestation of unbelief. Men’s hearts will fail for fear of what is coming upon on the earth. The time we are approaching is the most “fear worthy” moment in history. However, fear is reserved for those who do not believe. Fear is a symptom of a far greater issue.
In 2016, on the heels of the 2016 NBA Draft where Malachi went to the Kings. Let us look beginning at verse 16 of Malachi chapter 3.
Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name. “They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him. Malachi 3:16-18
Those who fear the Lord esteem His name. Those who fear the Lord are remembered by Him and the Lord will make them His treasured possession and spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.
Become as a child and ask the Sovereign Creator of all to begin to show His hand in your personal lives and world affairs.
Let us look up rather than down for our redemption draws near.
Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18