Michael Colunga (31 Jan 2012)
"The Hebrew 11/11, according to Exodus 12:2"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Today is Monday, January 30, 2012, and the Father of our ADONAI Yeshua Ha Mashiach has seen fit to grant the children of men yet a few more days to be baptised by the baptism of repentance and be saved.  Therefore, let us all be about the Father's business as we occupy until the Bridegroom comes.
 
Meanwhile, as our heads hit the pillow tonight, we may contemplate if the LORD has any more 11-11's up His sleeve.
 
As it turns out, there is another very important one just around the corner.  Let me tell you how the LORD led me to it.  There is a very interesting verse in Revelation:
"And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour."  Revelation 8:1
 
If a day is taken to mean a 360 day year, as in the reckoning of Daniel's Seventieth week as being a seven-year shmita count, then a half an hour is seven and a half days.  Counting from twilight, about 6 pm, on Friday, January 28, 2012 [the beginning of Shabbat] Yerushalayim Standard Time, YST [about 10 am PST, Friday], and adding seven and a half days, we come to about 6 am Saturday morning, February 4, 2012.  This day is also 11 Shevat, a Jewish 11/11, if you will.
 
The Shabbat of that day, having begun a half day before, at twilight, is Beshalach, meaning "he shall let go."  The parshah [Torah portion reading] for Beshalach is Exodus 13:17-17:16.  According to http://www.aish.com/tp/b/app/48945356.html, an interpretation of this reading is that the nature of all existence is to redress imbalances.
 
In other words, if God gives us leverage in any area to do a tremendous work, and we fail to worship and obey Him, then our lives are out of balance with His generosity.  The Hopi have a word for this sad condition:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koyaanisqatsi.
 
Well, ever since Rosh Hashanah 2008 [the start of 5769], we have been in training by HaShem for the actual Rapture.  Years before a set of military manoeuvres actually take place, there is generic training that must take place.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneuver_warfare  As the time approaches, more elaborate training takes place, but in a way that the enemy cannot guess what will become of it.
 
Sisters among the Doves, like Suzi, remind us all that the Devil was no real power of his own.  He derives power from where it rightly resides, the hand of God.  As such, Satan has always been, and will always be--you guessed it right--a tool.  Satan is always hard at work making his little plans, and then, in order to give them life, he must tell people what he intends to do.  When one of us gullible lambs says, "Oh no, it looks as if such and such is gonna happen again," then there's the Enemy's ready source of power.  We have given life to the Enemy's plans through our own fear!
 
Watch what you say!  You could be playing right into the enemy's hands.
 
Let's examine a real life example.  In 1993, right after the first World Trade Center bombing [that occurred in the underground garage beneath the North Tower], some engineer was boasting that a 707, coming in for a landing at JFK, could not knock down either tower.  Well, I'm sure some conspiracy theorist saw the hole in that theory.  At some point, some Christian must have said, that a big plane full of jet fuel [a 747 diverted right after take-off] is a flying weapon in the wrong hands.  And that was that.  HaSatan [the Adversary] was given the go-ahead, based on a Christian's astute VOCAL observation.  Whether it was vocal or written, the opinion of that human being enabled the plans of the enemy.  Be careful what you say, think or write.  It may have the exact opposite effect you intend.
 
As the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the Jewish religious calendar approaches--11 Shevat, 4 February 2012--it is important to reflect on whether the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts reflect the Holy and Glorious God whom we call Our Father.
 
Remember what Margaret Thatcher's dad said to her:
"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
"Watch your words, for they become actions.
"Watch your actions, for they become habits.
"Watch your habits, for they become your character.
"And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
 
From the movie, The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent.
 
Well, that's all for now.
 
Baruch HaShem Yeshua Ha Mashiach,
Mike C.