Chance (29 Nov 2020)
"Interesting Dates Coming Up - December/January 2020/2021"


 

Hello John and Doves,
 
Just looking at some interesting dates coming up in December/January.  I'm looking at Jewish dates (using the chabad calendar), Dana Coverstone's one date, astrological dates, U.S.election dates - throwing them all out there:
 
 
 
December:
 
December 10:  24 Kislev.  The eve of Chanukah (Hanukkah) - 24th day of the 9th month.  In the book of Haggai, four times the Lord refers to the time period of the 'twenty-fourth day of the ninth month'.   In Haggai 2:20:  "For the second time that day, the twenty-fourth day of the month, the word of the Lord came to Haggai..."I am about to shake the heavens and the earth:  I will overturn royal thrones and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations. I will overturn chariots and their riders; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother."
 
Years ago I came across a book by Grant Jeffrey.  He made a compelling comparison between Haggai's prophecy and the prophecy of Ezekiel concerning the Gog War.  Grant believes that the Lord could be giving us the day of the Gog War. 
 
December 11:  25 Kislev.  Chanukah/Hanukkah starts the eve of December 10  The Feast of Dedication.  Festival of Lights.  An eight day celebration.
 
"The Jews of Jesus' day were well aware of the events that had led to the Feast of Dedication when they approached Him in the holy Temple on Hanukkah.  It was in the context of that recent history that they said to Jesus, "If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."  (John 10:24)  If Jesus really was the Messiah, they reasoned, He had the power to preserve the Jewish people form the tyranny of the Romans, just as God had preserved them from evil Antiochus.  Jesus answered them with a rebuke, "I told you, and you do not believe."  (v.25)
 
Jesus boldly asserted His Messiahship.  He claimed divine power to preserve and sustain His people, but not in the manner they had hoped for and expected.  "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch (Greek: harpasei) them out of My hand" (v.27-28).https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/newsletter-dec-1998/christ-in-the-feast-of-hanukkah/
Christ in the Feast of Hanukkah - Jews for Jesus
 
It is interesting that 'snatch' (pluck, will seize) harpasei and John's use of the Greek word harpzo - "snatch away, to seize, catch up" are related:  see 2 Corinthians 12:4 AND 1 Thessalonians 4:17.  Describing the Rapture.
 
December 14:  28 Kislev - fourth day of Chanukah.  The presidential electors meet as a group in their states to cast their electoral votes for president and vice president.  Fay in her letter to Doves, tells us that this day "will see a total solar eclipse which marks the half-way mark between the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 2017 and the next American Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024."  (link below)
 
December 16:  1 Tevet  New moon.  Elliot Hong in his last letter to Doves, tells us that on this 6th day of Chanukah, Esther was chosen as the Queen.  (link below with his other dates)
 
December 17:  2 Tevet  Pastor Dana Coverstone's date on the calendar, above the coffin in the rotunda.  And the sign on the coffin:  "Inside was the body of the Democrat candidate for the office of president."
 
December 18:  3 Tevet, the last day of Chanukah - the eighth day. (The dates of Chanukah can vary a bit on the various calendars.)
 
December 21:  6 Tevet  Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, aligning as a "double planet" - these planets are visible every night now and we can watch as they move into conjunction.  They will come within 0.1 degrees of one another (that's 1/5 of a full moon diameter) - the closest since 1623.  They won't be this close again for another 500 years, on March 15, 2080.  This conjunction will create the brightest star in the heavens...since the star of Bethlehem!
 
"Another famous astronomer, Johannes Kepler, posited in 1614 that the alignment of the two planets might have been what was reported in the Nativity Story of Christ in the Bible.  The planets aligned in 7 B.C., around the time that Christ was born....The rare sight will be visible to those in the Northern Hemisphere shortly after sunset in the southwestern sky.  The conjunction will dip under the horizon after a few hours."
Days before Christmas, Jupiter and Saturn will look like one bright star some believe the alignment is the same described in the Bible - TheBlaze
 
Another article reports that these planets haven't been this close since March 4, 1226.
Jupiter and Saturn are about to appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years, aligning as a 'double planet'
 
 
December 21:  Winter solstice.  "It is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the darkest day of the year.  In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year."  https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice.html
December Solstice
 
December 25:  10 Tevet.  Christmas Day.  This is the Fast of Tevet:  "Siege of Jerusalem (425 BCE)  On the 10th of Tevet in the year 3336 from Creation (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem."  https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/144569/jewish/The-First-Temple.htm
The Destruction of the First Holy Temple - Tisha B'Av and the 3 Weeks
 
 
January:
 
January 3:  19 Tevet   The new Congress convenes.
 
January 6:    22 Tevet   Congress counts the electoral college votes.
 
January 14:  1 Shevat  New moon.
 
January 20:    7 Shevat  Inauguration Day.  New presidential term begins at noon.
 
And then, adding this to this time period from now through January 20:
 
Lots going on in the Middle East - Fay is keeping our attention on the Middle East while the election fiasco is playing out - warning us to watch what is going on with Israel, Turkey, etc, along with the recent talk of the U.S. taking out Iran's nuclear facilities.
 
"Israel's military is preparing for the possibility that the Trump administration will launch a military strike against Iran, Axios reported on Wednesday.  Senior Israeli officials told the outlet that the Israeli government instructed military commanders to prepare for a potential strike during the "very sensitive period" between now and when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.  Israel is reportedly making preparations with the expectations that they would receive advance notice from the U.S. regarding any military action, but with the concerns that such notification might come too close to the attack."https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/israeli-military-instructed-to-prepare-for-trump-strike-on-iran-report/ar-BB1bm77J
Israeli military instructed to prepare for Trump strike on Iran: report
 
This is what I have so far...I will continue to update this list of dates and information.
 
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
 
Maranatha!
 
Chance
 
Link to Elliot Hong (22 Nov 2020)  "Hanukkah and The Removal of The Restrainer" letter:
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/nov2020/ellioth1122.htm
Hanukkah and The Removal of The Restrainer
Link to  Fay (22 Nov 2020) "December 14th, 2020. A Pivotal Date." letter:  http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/nov2020/fay1122-2.htm
December 14th, 2020. A Pivotal Date.