It's my opinion that Rosh Hashanah, the rapture of the Church and Ramadan coincide this September 11th. I have posted the odd alignment of both the Jewish High Holy Days and Ramadan upon this date. Both Judiasm and islam are apostate religions that will ultimately fail. Only, the 'true' Church is going home soon. We know that both Jews and muslims will ultimately see the light and turn to Jesus Christ. The 9/11/01 attacks were a dramatic sign to be viewed by all of humanity. It was doubtless satan's work through the twisted evil spirit of islam. Just as He once crossed up the corrupt Jewish priesthood coming as a newborn babe, Jesus will once again take evil and turn it to the good. Regardless, 911 happened to signal the beginning of the final fourteen years before us. It includes the rapture, the Great Tribulation and the Second Advent ( exactly as in Joseph's Exodus 45 journey )
Joseph's story began by the hurtful betrayal at the hands of his Brothers. They were jealous of their youngest brother, so they sold him away into slavery. Nevertheless, Joseph's was elevated, because God helped him accurately interpret God's prophectic plan for redemption of Israel. He was next rewarded and affirmed by divine appointment as Overseer of Pharoh's Egyptian realm. Joseph was thus positioned where he could save, feed and redeem Egypt and his family of Israel.
Scripture tells us 'what satan designed for evil, God used for good in the lives of those that love Him' Joseph's journey mimics precisely what takes place in the live's of individual watchmen on the wall. Those that are faithfully following God's will and 'watching' for His coming return will be rewarded. Signs 'in the Sun, Moon and the stars' affirm that this is certainly the proper time. Current events from around the world affirm that the faithful will shortly be escorted home. In heaven, they will be appointed as God's official Overseers.
The story of Joseph and follows our own. It began with seven years of plenty and two years of famine are now behind us, yet five years remain. Next up, the rapture will faithfully follow. I believe that the rapture will occur this September 11th 2010. It will coincide exactly with the anniversary of satan's horrific attack upon the United States. It will also be during the start of the Jewish High Holy Days, the end of Ramadan. Only the Lord Jesus Christ could take the 911 disaster that satan designed for terror and turn it into a vehicle for our redemption. God will take the ninth anniversary the WTC tradegy and transform it into a wonderful reality, we will inherit the Kingdom of Messiah upon this date. Just as in the case of Joseph, we will be the overcomers.
“And God said to her: Two nations are in your womb, and two nations from within your insides would separate, and one people will be stronger than the other people, and the elder will serve the younger.” Genesis 25:23 God to Rivka, the wife of Isaac son of Abraham
Redheaded Eisav (Esau), the elder, and Jacob who was born holding the heel of Eisav, were born when Isaac was 60. Jacob was his mother’s favorite while Eisav, the man of hunting and the outdoors, was his father’s. It was Jacob, though, who obtained his father’s blessing to him and his seed with him: “to inherit the land where he lives, the land which God has given to Abraham” (Genesis 28:4) as well as the previous blessing: “those who curse you will be cursed and those who will bless you will be blessed” (Genesis 27:29).
From the beginning of time, brothers – Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau – had succumbed to human nature. It seems that nothing much has changed over the millennia: murder and intrigue, famine and migrations, fear, retribution, envy and wars.
It is exactly because the three major monotheistic religions stem from one, from Abraham’s complete belief in the God of the Hebrews, and because the Muslims and Jews are descendants of the very same forefathers, that to this very day we see the similarities between the religions. It is also why reconciliation has not been reached and cannot be reached. From Biblical times, there is no place for two equals. It was as obvious then as today.
Go out and look at the moon as a new moon is born, a new month starts. It is no coincidence that Ramadan starts this year at the same time as the new Jewish month of Elul, the month of repentance (Slichot – asking for forgiveness). Nor should one be surprised by the similarities between the observances during the two months.
It was at the beginning of Elul that Moses ascended Mount Sinai following the Golden Calf incident. Moses stayed there until the tenth of the following month (Day of Atonement) when repentance was complete and he descended with the tablets of the Ten Commandments. As Jews spend the month of Elul preparing for the Jewish New Year, Muslims fast each day, and attempt to do good deeds. Ramadan for Muslims is a month of “blessings, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, renewal of relationship, brotherhood, charity and compassion.”
But this is exactly where it all ends. Ramadan, which derives its virtuous source from Judaism of Biblical times, has detached itself from the professed purpose and has become void of virtue.
What is Virtue? The lesson is simple: If it is wrong to murder, it is equally wrong to murder one of your own (a “believer”) as it is to murder anyone else (“non believer,” or for the Muslims – Christians and Jews).
If it is wrong to launch missiles at population centers or to blow oneself up at a wedding, there should be no difference in theory if the targets are in Jordan or Israel, victims Muslim Arabs or Jewish Israelis. Regrettably, this is not the case today.
The Torah teaches us our actions must apply equally to all, but particularly toward those weaker, more fragile and dependent, like the foreigner (stranger), widow and orphan.
Israel goes out of her way to be a humane, considerate and welcoming country. The Israel Defense Forces announced today a series of special actions that commence tonight and will last for the duration of the month of Ramadan.
This annual accommodation enacted by Israel extends from instructing her soldiers not to eat, drink or smoke in public, out of respect, to facilitating movement with great ease as well as permitting men over 50 and women over 45 or married men over 40 and married women over 30 to attend prayers at the Temple Mount.
What is in store for Israel? 37 years ago, those who are today permitted to go to the Temple Mount were part of a surprise attack on Israel on her holiest day, the Day of Atonement, ten days after the Jewish month of repentance has ended. What were Israel’s enemies repenting for then, the inability to previously destroy the Jewish People?
The surprise war was most successful. Israel was caught off guard. It was a brutal and fateful war. Since, the world seems to have gone from bad to worse. All boundaries were broken, all red lines crossed. It has become permissible to openly hate Jews because they are Jews and act on that hatred in despicable ways. The process of negating the legitimacy of the Jewish State and thus the Jews’ right to exist has reached its pinnacle.
A process that started long ago is about to be completed. For two millennia the Jewish people faced a constant battle for survival. The most challenging battle still lies ahead.
The current repentance of the Muslims is insincere, for they selectively apply the most sacred rules, like “though shall not kill,” depending on who is the victim. When murder becomes acceptable, even permitted and encouraged, boundaries no longer exist. And no one is speaking against the practice, as the Islamists readily issue Fatwas (religious edicts) calling to kill those who may dare utter the truth.
It is difficult for the West to understand Islam when it appears nothing is sacred. We do not internalize the evidence. We see Muslims murder each other with vigor and enthusiasm sparing not even their own holy places. All that one needs to do is review the daily death toll in Iraq, where Muslims are involved, as they defile their own holy places throughout the country.
Islamists do not prohibit or condemn murder, whether committed against believers or non-believers. The experience in Israel and elsewhere (9/11 in the USA) clearly shows the Islamists’ attempt to expand their rule to a global caliphate with no regard to human life.
Do they care about anything else? That there is no sanctity of life we have already shown. They profess the sanctity of their holy places, but even this is in doubt.
During Ramadan this year, ask the following question to the true ( muslim ) Believers, the most devout among all Islamists: What is greater – your hatred of the Jews or respect for your own third holiest site? Will you cause the destruction of the Temple Mount (thus of the El Aqsa Mosque) just to usher in the global revolt against the Jews?
Recent history and current events teach us the answer is yes. Israel and the Jews will be blamed for an event brought about by the Islamists against what they call “holy.” Simply, their hatred is driven by a “holier” decree, the total eradication of the Jewish people.
May we all live long enough to see a day when religions respect one another and people live in peace and security. Such a place exists already, the Jewish State of Israel that Islamic extremists are determined to annihilate. Until such time, may Israel’s cursers continue to be cursed and her blessers continue to be blessed.