Tony Ellsworth (9 June 2011)
"Days of Noah"

 
John

Doves,

 

I have some personal testimony that lends itself to some interesting dates coming ahead.  I thought I’d share so that anyone that wishes may be encouraged and possible share or dig deeper.

 

First of all, many times when significant dates pass without the Rapture, remember this does not mean that they are not spiritually significant.  Sometimes this can be a worldwide or newsworthy event.  But, maybe more importantly it can be a personal miracle or revelation.  June 8th was such a time for me.  I won’t share details, but I suspect many of you have had similar experiences as we continue to watch for Jesus’ return.  It is not in vain!  Thanks John Tng for all you do!

 

I am watching June 12th and will see if this date brings anything.

 

This post mentions July 31st as a possible Pentecost date:

 

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/june2011/elianeb68-3.htm

 

This date is one I always watch since it is the “birthday” of Christchurch, NZ.  I have watched this for sometime even before the now famous earthquakes, etc. 

 

This July has two new moons during the month.  These are rarer than a “blue moon” month (2 full moons in a month).

 

Now for some personal testimony that points to something very significant happening on Rosh Hashanah this year.  Hopefully the Rapture!

 

Jesus had said as it was in the days of Noah…  Some of my personal testimony dates match up with this, and so I have taken notice.

 

1989 was an incredibly significant year for me.  I was 20 years old, the age of accountability.  My parents had gotten a divorce.  I was rejected by my mom who was a Jehovah’s Witness.  In many ways, I was abandoned by my father.  I had joined the Navy and during this year the ship I was on helped with the Alaskan Oil Spill cleanup.  During this time, the Captain of the ship took me into his care so to speak.  You can read this testimony in Chapter 16 of the book I wrote at www.thechristmasrapture.com if you would like.

 

Even though my parents left me, God gave me a chance.  I can see this clearly now.  Yet in my youth, I was a prodigal and for the next 11 years I lead a life of willful sin and rebellion in many ways. 

 

The date that the Captain took me under “his wing” was June 18th 1989.  Eleven years later on June 18th 2000 I was baptized and gave my life to Christ.  At the time it was a difficult decision to make since my heart had changed, but I still had some habits that needed changing.  I gave myself to Jesus “anyways.”  This was the best decision of my life.  I still am in the sanctification process, but it is obvious to me this was a point of re-birth in my life.

 

Here we are now fast approaching 22 years later.  June 18th 1989 & 2000 were both Sundays.  This year it is June 19th that falls on a Sunday.  I have been thinking about these 22 years approaching for a while.  It is no coincidence in my life that 11 years were in pride, followed by 11 years of humble service to Jesus.  22 is the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet.  Since Jesus is the living Word of God, this makes simple sense to me when reflecting on my own life.

 

I happened to notice that this day is the 17th of Sivan.  This is the day of Genesis 8:4 where the Ark came to rest on the mountains.  Also, each of these Sunday dates are Father’s day as well which is special.  I am not sure what to expect on this date this year, but I am anxious to see what God might do.

 

I decided to look at some of the other Noah dates.  It was on Rosh Hashanah where the waters had dried up and the dove did not return.  This year it falls somewhere between September 28th – 30th. 

 

I have had two significant things happen on these dates that cause me to take notice. 

 

The first was back in my time in the Navy with the Captain.  I was unqualified and not recommended, but he chose me anyway.  On Rosh Hashanah the same year (1989) he gave me an award on the flight deck of the ship and recognized me in front of the whole crew.  This was on September 30th according to the calendar.

 

In 2007 I was married on May 12th (a blue moon month).  I had bought my wife a wedding ring with a white gold band.  By the time the summer had come it was already showing some wear.  This is because of the characteristics of white gold.  It is not pure, etc.  I will always remember my wife telling the sales person about it when we went back to the store “it is like it has cancer, it will never be right…”  This was a significant statement by her since she had lost her mom when she was 9 to cancer.  Her only birth parent.  I decided to write a letter to the CEO/owner of the company.  In short, he gave us a significant upgrade at no cost to us.  The new ring was the same design (which looked very much like my wife’s mom’s wedding ring – very special to her) but was platinum.  Platinum is pure, durable/everlasting, more expensive, etc.  I have written in the past the spiritual contrast between the “white gold” and “platinum” wedding rings.  My wife was actually able to get her brand new ring on September 28th.  We feel like this is a promise from God to be fulfilled at a future date where our white gold lives, marriage and family will be “upgraded” to platinum.

 

So, for these reasons I am anxiously looking forward to what God might do this summer, and especially this coming Rosh Hashanah.  On the calendar it is scheduled for September 29th, but who knows exactly when the new moon will be???  Exciting!

 

Also, I looked further at the “last” Noah date which is Cheshvan 27, the day he and his wife and family came out of the ark.  This year that date falls on November 24th – Thanksgiving day.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful if we could be eating together in joy with Jesus by then!!!

 

Here is a little bit of numbers for me personally.  The Psalms ask God to help us number our days.  So many times I count the number of my days from birth and see which scripture verse that lands me on in the Bible (starting with Genesis 1:1 as 1, etc.).  I also check the gematria value/meaning.

 

I was born on May 5th 1969 and counting to Rosh Hashanah:

 

From date: Monday, May 5, 1969

Added 15,487 days

Resulting date: Thursday, September 29, 2011

The gematria for this verse happens to be Romans 8:11

 

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

 

This is very intriguing since it is said that on Rosh Hashanah was the birth of Adam and also the “fall.”  (Also, the binding of Isaac and the birth of Jesus???)

 

The 15,487th verse of the bible is:

 

Psa 97:8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

 

Rosh Hashanah is a day said to be the judgments regarding inscribing one’s name in the book of life or death.

 

If I take it out to Thanksgiving here is the count:

 

From and including: Monday, May 5, 1969
To and including: Thursday, November 24, 2011

It is 15,544 days from the start date to the end date, end date included

This lands on:

 

Psa 102:22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

 

Maranatha,

 

Tony Els