Jean Stepnoski, Doves,
Jean wrote: (I did mark exciting parts)
...So 2013 will be unusual and break the pattern of the 3 Days of Purim. The fast will be basically from dawn until sundown on month 12, Adar 11, in a year 13. Originally there was a 3 day fast named after Queen Esther, recent bride, "Go gather all the Jews who are found in Shushan and fast over me, and do not eat and do not drink three days, night and day; and I and my maidens will also fast thus." They fasted "over Esther" a bride and her maidens. Who is a maiden? A maiden is a young virgin. Are we reminded of Matthew 25: 6-10 with these details in The Book of Esther?
So with the Days of Esther, Days of Purim in 2013, The Fast of Esther is observed earlier than expected this year. It is to be WATCHED for earlier than usually anticipated! Remember the "goodman of his house" who plans to watch later than he should? Adar 13 will NOT BE the day of The Fast this year! It is typical for the Jewish bridegroom and Jewish bride to fast before going to the wedding canopy, the chuppah. In 3 of the 4 Gospels the kosher rabbi from the Galilee, the Messiah Yahushua/Yeshua (Christ the Lord) mentions fasting. He notes that when the bridegroom is with you, you will not fast. When he is "taken from you" then "you will fast." The implication? When the kosher rabbi groom returns for his bride, according to The Ancient Jewish Wedding Model, the fast will end and the groom, rabbi and Messiah, will accompany His bride to the chuppah. The Master's words are in Matthew 9:15, Mark 2:19, and Luke 5:35. Do clues point to Adar 11, Ta' anit Esther, The Fast of Esther on 2-21-2013 for some momentous event? Earlier than expected. When most are not fasting or watching and are consumed with "the cares of life." At the midnight hour for Israel? The apostacia of The Blessed Hope? Come quickly, Lord...
Jean, thank you so much for these words! Amen! Help us Lord, to be ready by your amazing Grace!
Just last week didn’t we see such an event …”…earlier than expected”: It was announced and calculated for Febr 15, 2013: The record-setting flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14. An extreme close encounter! “No danger!” they said… However… just few hours before (earlier than expected) … This happened:
On Friday, February 15th at 9:30 am local time in Russia, a small asteroid struck the atmosphere over the city of Chelyabinsk and exploded. According to reports from news organizations and Russian authorities, as many as 1000 people received minor injuries from the shock wave. This is the most energetic recorded meteor strike since the Tunguska impact of 1908.
Note: In the following paragraph, bold-faced numbers were updated on Feb. 17th to reflect new and improved estimates of the asteroid's size and energy. It was even bigger than we thought!
Researchers have conducted a preliminary analysis of the event. "Here is what we know so far," says Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "The asteroid was about 17 meters in diameter and weighed approximately 10,000 metric tons. It struck Earth's atmosphere at 40,000 mph (18 km/s) and broke apart about 12 to 15 miles (20 to 25 km) above Earth's surface. The energy of the resulting explosion was in the vicinity of 500 kilotons of TNT." http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=18&month=02&year=2013
Russia meteor eyewitness: 'Something like the sun fell' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21471942 One person likened the event to the sun falling to Earth…
Well, let’s ….look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luk 21:28
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P.S. some more pieces of puzzle about Feb 21, 2013…if you like …see my letter 8 Feb 2013 http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2013/friedrichw28.htm