Yes, I have used this artwork before but I think it is really neat.
I know that there are people who will ask: “What is the difference?” Have you ever thought that time has an expiration date? Maybe it should read: Best When Used By…” Whether you know it or not, you are running out of time because time is running out.
/////NOTE: For the purpose of this article let’s just forget there is a thing called the COVID-19 Coronavirus. I am not saying I do not believe it is real I just want to examine time and its relevance for us today. As far as the COVID-19 is concerned, I believe it is a genetically engineered bio-weapon and not a product of natural selection./////
As a kid, I grew up reading Bible stories from the Bible not books about them. I was also fascinated by the genealogies in the Book of Genesis(Bereshith). I would add up the years over and over trying find a relationship between the genealogies in Scripture and my life then(1960’s). After going into the military and being recruited by NSA I learned a lot about intelligence analysis. I stayed deeply rooted in the Scripture, even working as a missionary as I traveled to various places in the world, starting study groups each place that I stayed for any period of time of a month or more. I knew that I needed more to “up my game” in my studying Scripture so I volunteered for Hebrew language training at the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, where I was already a graduate of Vietnamese and Advanced Vietnamese. Instead, they gave me Arabic/Egyptian. Later, I learned 11 other dialects of Arabic and also Aramaic.
What does any of this have to do with running out of time? Please be patient and I’ll explain. Aramaic is one of the languages used in the writing of the Scriptures, even used in the B’rit Hadasha or New Testament. While studying at Washington Bible College in Washington, D.C. (District of Confusion) I was taught and mentored by Dr. G.A. Miles, President and one of the founding members of the college. He was 83 years young. He counseled me that if I studied the Feasts of YHVH(Lev. 23:1-44) I would understand the ministry of Yeshua(Jesus). This was 1979 and ’80. As a result of studying the feasts I celebrated my first Passover in 1983. But before that I realized the importance of Yom Teruah and I will write more about that in another article on the Keeping Your Appointments series.
After the death of my youngest son I began to do a lot of soul searching and I came up wanting; MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN. Oh, people called me a Christian and I had the degrees to prove I had studied the Bible but I was lacking something. It wasn’t until Von and I got married that I began to realize that I had not been faithful in my studies of the Scripture. If you do not yet realize it, there is a huge difference between reading the Bible and studying Scripture. I’m not telling you to stop reading Scripture but as you read it study the intent of the writer.(KJV) 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. He are a few examples: 1Sa_25:22 So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
1Sa_25:34 For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
1Ki_14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.
1Ki_16:11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.
1Ki_21:21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
2Ki_9:8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel:
“Pisseth against the wall” is speaking of a grown man, an adult male. The logic being a grown man will show modesty and turn away from the public eye to urinate whereas a child would just urinate anywhere. Here is another, God has a long nose. Where do you find it? Exodus 34:5. In Hebrew what is said is: אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם = erech apaim or erech aphaim which literally means long noses, erech = long and apaim or aphaim means noses. But does YHVH have a long nose? No, it means slow to anger. How? When you are mad the nostrils on your nose flares and if you have a long nose it takes longer for your nose to flare than if you have a short nose. Do you see why you should study Scripture rather than to be content with just reading it.
I know, I know, what does this have to do with time running out? Now that I have explained my point of view let me begin setting the stage. This is the verse of Scripture that would begin my journey to truly and actually study Scripture rather than just reading it: Gen 6:3 And יהוה said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever in his going astray. He is flesh, and his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” Now, it cannot limit the time a person lives from this day forward because many will live well beyond 120 years old after this was given as a promise.
Numerous ancestors of mine have lived over a hundred years old. My mom is 98 years old and very healthy. Her mother lived to be 104 years and 50 weeks old, missing her 105th birthday by two weeks. My dad’s grandmother lived to be 107 years old and so did her first cousin John Gough. But no one in my family has lived to 120 years old. So, is this Scripture a promise or a curse or just wrong? I had to know so I began researching. As it turns out the unit of time is not specified. The word used is “shawneh” or shawnaw”, which means “a revolution of time” as in a year but, it can also mean an age, as in a historical age. It means a “cycle of time”. My questions were “what is the particular cycle of time and how long will it last? I got my answer.
In Scripture we are commanded to count 7 completed Sabbaths: Lev 23:15 ‘And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths.
Lev 23:16 ‘Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to יהוה. Now, I know there are enough people out there who believe otherwise but the reason I have highlighted the word Sabbath in these Scriptures is because it is being used to refer to the weekly Sabbaths, not the feast days. ‘Nuff said. The chart below shows how to count in YHVH’s counting system.
Yes, I have used this graphic in other articles, I am just reinforcing what I have said in the past. This is the method for counting the Jubilee years but it works for the Feast of Shavuoth which is why I call the method of counting the Shavuoth system of counting.
If this is truly the proper method of counting I should come real close to 6,000. Why 6 thousand? Because the Creation Week model. The creation of time and the world follows the same pattern as the six days of creation. If we multiply 49 x 120 =5880 years. Why not use 50 x 120 =6000? The answer is simple. YHVH’s counting system is base 7 not base 5 or 10 (decimal) like our counting system. That is why learning to keep the Sabbath is so important. Once you see that Creation is based on sevens: seven primary colors of the rainbow; seven musical notes on the scale; seven crystal shapes in minerals; and the 7 levels of periodicity.
The renowned Russian scientist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev created the modern periodic table and even left cells empty because using his reasoning he could project what the qualities of the missing substances were if and when they were discovered. The only time this doesn’t work is when a “synthetic” substance is made but natural elements have been added to the chart where he predicted they would fall.
The reason I underlined the word rainbow is because of its importance in YHVH’s Creation: Gen 9:12 And Elohim said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living being that is with you, for all generations to come: Gen 9:13 “I shall set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.
How do we know it is His? Eze_1:28 As the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the esteem of יהוה. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.
Rev 4:3 And He who sat there was like a jasper and a ruby stone in appearance. And there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance.
Rev_10:1 And I saw another strong messenger coming down from the heaven, robed in a cloud, and a rainbow on his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like columns of fire,
When you see His Throne, Throne Room you see His rainbow.
If you cannot grasp the importance of the Sabbath you will not comprehend the importance of 7 for YHVH’s Kingdom. Sunday worship is an invention of Hasatan and by its very name Sun-Day, was dedicated to the worship of Mithras the Sun god, of whom Emperor Constantine was a dedicated follower to his death. He only professed a belief in YHVH on his death bed to keep his kingdom united. A matter of expediency, you might say. Okay, let me stop here for just a minute and give you some information from authoritative sources about the Sabbath some of which you may recognize:
ANGLICAN / EPISCOPAL
Isaac Williams, Plain Sermons on the Catechism, vol. 1, pp. 334, 336:
“And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day . . . The reason we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is for the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but because the church has enjoined it.”
T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, Feb. 18, 1884:
“I have repeatedly offered $1000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy’. The Catholic Church says: ‘NO. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep holy the first day of the week’. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church.”
Canon Eyton, The Ten Commandments, pp. 52, 63, 65:
“There is no word, no hint, in the New Testament about abstaining from work on Sunday . . . Into the rest of Sunday no divine law enters . . . The observance of Ash Wednesday or Lent stands exactly on the same footing as the observance of Sunday.”
Bishop Seymour, Why We Keep Sunday:
“We have made the change from the seventh day to the first day, from Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the one holy Catholic Church.”
Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, a paper read before the New York ministers’ conference, Nov. 13, 1893, reported in New York Examiner, Nov. 16, 1893:
“There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week. Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament—absolutely not. To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years’ intercourse with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question . . . Never alluded to any transference of the day; also, that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated. Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history. . . But what a pity it comes branded with the mark of Paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism!”
William Owen Carver, The Lord’s Day In Our Day:
“There was never any formal or authoritative change from the Jewish seventh-day Sabbath to the Christian first-day observance.”
Dr. R.W. Dale, The Ten Commandments (New York: Eaton & Mains), p. 127-129:
“It is quite clear that however rigidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath . . . The Sabbath was founded on a specific Divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday . . . There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday.”
Timothy Dwight, Theology; Explained and Defended (1823), Ser. 107, vol. 3, p. 258:
The Christian Sabbath [Sunday] is not in the Scriptures, and was not by the primitive Church called the Sabbath.”
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
Alexander Campbell, The Christian Baptist, Feb. 2, 1824, vol. 1, no. 7, p. 164:
“’But’, say some, ‘it was changed from the seventh to the first day’. Where? When? And by whom? No man can tell. NO; it never was changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone through again; for the reason assigned must be changed before the observance, or respect to the reason, can be changed! It is all old wives’ fables to talk of the change of the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that
august personage changed it who changes times and laws EX OFFICIO– I think his name is DOCTOR ANTICHRIST.”
First Day Observance, pp. 17, 19:
“The first day of the week is commonly called the Sabbath. This is a mistake. The Sabbath of the Bible was the day just proceeding the first day of the week. The first day of the week is never called the Sabbath anywhere in the entire Scriptures. It is also an error to talk about the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. There is not in any place in the Bible any intimation of such a change.”
The Sunday Problem, a study book of the United Lutheran Church (1923), p. 36:
“We have seen how gradually the impression of the Jewish Sabbath faded from the mind of the Christian Church, and how completely the newer thought underlying the observance of the first day took possession of the church. We have seen that the Christians of the first three centuries never confused one with the other, but for a time celebrated both.”
Augsburg Confession of Faith., art. 28; written by Melanchthon, approved by Martin Luther, 1530; as published in The Book of Concord of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Henry Jacobs, ed. (1911), p. 63:
“They [Roman Catholics] refer to the Sabbath Day, as having been changed into the Lord’s Day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it seems. Neither is there any example whereof they make more than concerning the changing of the Sabbath Day. Great, say they, is the power of the Church, since it has dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments!”
Dr. Augustus Neander, The History of the Christian Religion and Church, Henry John Rose, tr. (1843), p. 186:
“The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was far from the intentions of the apostles to establish a Divine Command in this respect, far from them, and from the early apostolic church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday.”
John Theodore Mueller, Sabbath or Sunday:
“But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel . . . These churches err in their teaching, for Scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in
the New Testament to that effect.”
John Wesley, The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M., John Emory, ed. (New York: Eaton & Mains), Sermon 25, vol. 1, p. 221:
“But, the Moral Law contained in the Ten Commandments, and enforced by the prophets, he [Christ] did not take away. It was not the design of His coming to revoke any part of this. This is a law which never can be broken . . . Every part of this law must remain in force upon all mankind, and in all ages; as not depending either on time or place, or any other circumstances liable to change, but on the nature of God and the
nature of man, and their unchangeable relation to each other.”
DWIGHT L. MOODY D.L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting, pp. 7, 48:
“The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. This fourth commandment begins with the word ‘remember’, showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?”
T.C. Blake, D.D., Theology Condensed, pp. 474:
“The Sabbath is a part of the Decalogue-the Ten Commandments. This alone forever settles the question as to the perpetuity of the institution. Until, therefore, it can be shown that the whole Moral Law has been repealed, the Sabbath will stand . . . The teaching of Christ confirms the perpetuity of the Sabbath.”
(Taken from Fossilized Customs by Lew White – sixth edition pages 86-87)
Ok, I am sure that if you had never read or heard of any of these clear confessions before, then you may be a little stunned to say the least… and you should be!
So why then is there still such a fight and struggle to simply follow the Truth of Scripture?
The enemy wants control and so through the paganised programme of Christianity, which has syncretised Truth with sun-worship, has in fact drawn many to take on the ‘mark of the beast’.
The papacy has declared that Sun-day observance is her ‘mark’ of Authority.
Now, for many people reading this, the common error often too quickly jumped too is in declaring that they are not Catholic, so it does not apply to them.
The plain truth is that the Catholic Church is the mother of Christianity – she is the whore who has made the nations drunk with here maddening adulteries and has brought forth many children – consisting of the 1000’s of denominations that exist within Christianity today and the sign or mark of the authority and worship of the whore and the Beast is none other than sun-day observance.
One only has to look around the Vatican website at the Catechisms to see how man has deliberately changed the Word of Elohim to suite his own agenda and have power and control over man – and the sign of this authority has been established by the institution of Sun-day observance that according to traditions of man now instituted as law has replaced the Sabbath!
Here is a quote from the Catholic Catechisms, # 2190:
2190 The sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ.
Some more quotes taken from the Vatican website, in their catechisms regarding the Sabbath and what they call the Lord’s Day:
(Copied and pasted directly from the website: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P7O.HTM)
106 St. Justin, I Apol. 67: PG 6, 429 and 432.
We all gather on the day of the sun, for it is the first day [after the Jewish sabbath, but also the first day] when God, separating matter from darkness, made the world; and on this same day Jesus Christ our Savior rose from the dead.
108 St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Magn. 9, 1: SCh 10, 88.
Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keeping the sabbath, but the Lord’s Day, in which our life is blessed by him and by his death.
109 St. Thomas Aquinas, STh II-II 122, 4.
2176 The celebration of Sunday observes the moral commandment inscribed by nature in the human heart to render to God an outward, visible, public, and regular worship “as a sign of his universal beneficence to all.”
Okay, with that now over let me say, rather than regurgitate all of the information that I have already posted on this blog go to the following articles for an explanation of the counting system and to get a handle on what is coming and when: https://codgerville.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/why-i-was-wrong-about-americas-destiny-part-one-the-curse/
I tried to make these articles the foundation of everything that comes after them that is why I refer you back to them.
Today’s date, March 18, 2020 is actually 12/22/5855AA (AA=After Adam). As I mentioned above the target date is 5880AA. You have 25 years left to go. I don’t, you do, unless of course YHVH does me like He did Mosheh but if that happens it is in His Plan not mine. Where do we go from here? With the information that I have available at this time, time itself will run out in the fall of 2045, September or October. I wish to state that I believe Mr. Joseph Dumond and Mr. Charles Reed also arrived at this date, please correct me if I am wrong. Mr. Douglas Vogt arrives at the date of fall of 2046 for the next complete destruction of the Earth. Mr. Vogt looks at it scientifically and I look at it from a scriptural point of view. Are these two dates mutually exclusive? No! The reason being that I do not know the length of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. I believe it is only 7 days but will the 8th Day, Last Great Day or Shemini Atzeret be celebrated for more than just a day? I DON”T KNOW. I don’t have all the answers and will not try to fool you or deceive into thinking that I do have all the answers. I am not afraid to admit if I don’t know something.
I am somewhat hesitant to add this part: if you want to hear what Mr. Vogt has to say you can find him here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjBe55XpYzc0HzkK-8lgQtA/videos
If you choose to listen to him I recommend starting with Series 4. It has more information about the topic that I am discussing here. I want to prepare you, he is a little different on his views of Scripture, and a God, and Moses and Hebrew. He calls God an operating system and other such stuff. I think he is too smart for his own good but I don’t think he is deliberately trying to deceive anyone either. The presentation that he puts forth takes too much time and effort and his evidence is compelling and I am willing to admit that I may be off in my calculations but to have two others arrive at the same date makes me wonder if I am not missing something about Shemini Atzeret.
Please notice, I do not incorporate Jewish traditions into my calculations. I just want to make that clear. If I do not find a scriptural basis for something I do not include it. This is not a criticism of anyone who does, I choose not to.
Num 6:22 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Num 6:23 “Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ěl. Say to them:
Num 6:24 “יהוה bless you and guard you;
Num 6:25 יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;
Num 6:26 יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.” ’
Num 6:27 “Thus they shall put My Name on the children of Yisra’ěl, and I Myself shall bless them.”