Posted by: cindybythesea | January 7, 2012

Awaken and Watch! The Blossoming of the Almond Tree

Tu Bishvat     Flowering Almond Tree

“The word of the LORD came to me, What do you see, Jeremiah?  I see the branch of an almond tree, I replied.  The LORD said to me, You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”   Jeremiah 1:11-12

Many of us have read the recent posts by Ron Reece, on which, he has calculated the rapture/sudden destruction to be January 28 of this year.  And, while, I have always favored a Feast of Trumpets rapture, I find it both interesting and beneficial to at least consider the work of someone, who has spent so many hours in study, thought and prayer in reaching their conclusions.

On doing some thinking about this, I realized that January 28 falls within the early part of the Jewish month of Shevat.  Shevat is the eleventh month of the Jewish religious calendar and the fifth month of the Jewish civil calendar.  And, January 28 falls on Shevat 4.

Now, this is interesting because the month of Shevat has everything to do with two words that any watchman would recognize – watching and awakening!  For it is during the month of Shevat, that the almond tree first begins to blossom. And, the almond tree is the first tree in Israel to bloom or awaken, while, the other trees are still dormant or sleeping

In fact, the Hebrew words for almond tree and watch are almost exactly the same word.

Shoqed: Hebrew word # H8245 Strongs Concordance – “to awake, watch, wake, be alert”, and, to “keep watch of, be awakeful over”.

Shaqed: Hebrew word # H8247 Strongs Concordance – “almond tree, almonds” 

So, with that in mind, consider once again the verse from Jeremiah 1:11-12 -

“The word of the LORD came to me, What do you see, Jeremiah?  I see the branch of a “shaqed”, (almond tree), I replied.  The LORD said to me, You have seen correctly, for I am “shoqed” (watching) to see that my word is fulfilled”.

Therefore, we can see that the almond tree and the concept of watching are inextricably tied together.  One website, puts it this way:

“The almond tree is the first tree to sprout and the last one to lose its leaves. Its flowers symbolize the cups that crown the seven branches of the Jewish candelabra (Ex. 25:33-36; 37:19-20). In the biblical books, the almond tree is mentioned several times (e.g., Gen. 30:37-39; 43:11; Qo.12.1-5). The prophet, Jeremiah, mentions it in a vision: The word of Yahweh was addressed to me asking, “Jeremiah, what to you see?” “I see a branch of the watchful tree,” I answered. Then Yahweh said, “Well seen! I too watch over My Word to see it fulfilled” (Jer. 1:11-12). In this text there is a word game between the Hebrew words shaqed, almond tree, and shoqed, I watch. Also, the image of the almond tree, the first tree to bloom, reminds us of the watchful eye of God, that watches over His word to set it to practice. God is the almond tree of Israel”. http://198.62.75.1/www1/ofm/mag/HolyLnA2.html

Therefore, the almond tree is very important; for the seven branched Menorah which stood in the Holy place was specifically designed by God to be fashioned liked one.

Exod 25:31-40 “You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece. And six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side. Three bowls shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower– and so for the six branches that come out of the lampstand. On the lampstand itself fourbowls shall be made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower. And there shall be a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches that extend from the lampstand. Their knobs and their branches shall be of one piece; all of it shall be one hammered piece of pure gold. You shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it. And its wick-trimmers and their trays shall be of pure gold. It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils. And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.”

From an article titled, “The Golden Lampstand” -

“Each of the six branches and the center shaft ended in a cup made in the form of an open almond flower. At the very top the opened petals of the flower held an oil lamp. The branches and the central shaft were skillfully decorated with that same open-almond blossom design with three on each branch and four on the center shaft”.  http://www.bible-history.com/tabernacle/TAB4The_Golden_Lampstand.htm

So, as you can see, the design for the Menorah was very detailed and very specific; for the seven branced Menorah would be the only source of light in the Holy place of the temple burning olive oil day and night in its blossom shaped cups.

The question is, why, was the almond tree God’s chosen design?

And, while I can’t be exactly sure of the answer, it is interesting to note that the seven lampstands (churches) of Revelation 1:2  are most likely of the same design. And, Jesus while walking among them is examining them for their works; for believers, by virtue of the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit are God’s one and only source of light in the world today, therefore, he expects to see their lights shining brightly and continuously, as did the Menorah in the temple of old.

Interesting, when you compare to Song of Songs 6:11 where, the bridegroom goes down among the nut trees (most likely almond) to see if they are in bloom.

“I went down to the grove of nut trees to look at the new growth in the valley, to see if the vines had budded or the pomegranates were in bloom”.  (Pomegranate is another early bloomer).

It is obvious to see, therefore, that the blossoming of the almond tree is important to the prophetic timing of God’s word and God’s strength and power to bring it to pass. Making it, therefore, one of the most important symbols in the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. 

  Consider also, this verse from Ecclesiastes 12:5

” … when men are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms (Shevat) and the grasshopper drags himself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then man goes to his eternal home and mourners go about the streets”.

And, from Genesis 43:11 -

11 Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.

Both important verses, because the almonds were a gift to Joseph ( a type of Christ), while, his brothers were still in unbelief, (in other words, while, they still did not recognize him), just as Israel will be, at the time of our departure.  And, from  Ecclesiastes –  Men in fear at the same time the almond tree is in bloom;  some taken to their eternal home, some left to mourn. 

Leaving me to wonder ….

 …..  a Shevat rapture?   Awake and watch, it just might be!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusaelm, the shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting  with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

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Responses

  1. Hi Cindy, Happy New Year!

    I disagree with some things Mr. Reese states. But for what it’s worth, I can add my 2 cents to Jan 28th. As you are aware I made a study of a series of eclipses on Jewish holidays. A very artistic one occurs in 2019 with Jupiter and Venus in conjunction during the eclipse. That’s just spectacular! I look at that and the significance of the holiday; well I think that’s near the end.

    eclipses on Jewish holidays…

    Tu B’Av 2016 Aug 18

    Tu Bishvat 2017 Feb 11

    Tu B’Av 2017 Aug 07

    Tu Bishvat 2018 Jan 31 Total

    Tu B’Av 2018 Jul 27 Central *Mars at opposition >Petra

    Tu Bishvat 2019 Jan 21 Total *Jupiter/Venus Conjunct

    Now working backwards using the times in Daniel 9, guess what…

    Saturday, January 28, 2012

    -1260

    Saturday, July 11, 2015 Ramadan

    -1290

    Monday, January 21, 2019 Tu Bishvat

    45

    Thursday, March 07, 2019 1 Nisan

    Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees, occurs on the 15th of Shevat, which coincides with the flowering of the almond tree in Israel.

    1 Nisan New Year of Kings

    Keep looking up!

    Blessings

    Mike

    [Hi Mike, Happy New Year to you too! It’s great to hear from you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us once again, and, I agree, the Jan 28th date does leave a lot of questions but, the numbers are interesting. Will be watching to see what to see what the Lord has for us these next few days! Grace and blessings! C}

  2. One more thought…

    And the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. Rev 1:20

    And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. Num 17:8

    Tu Bishvat (New year of trees). This holiday represents the end of a three to four year period when fruit may be taken from a newly planted tree. The “fig tree” Israel has been redeemed.

    Calculating the years of a tree is necessary for several mitzvot of the Torah: ma’asorot – tithing [of each year's fruit]; orla-forbidden fruit of a tree’s first three years; reva’i-[redemption of] the fruit of a tree’s fourth year; shemita-the Sabbatical year.

    This is the Rosh Hashanah for trees. This date occurs on the full moon of Shevat (when it is fully “ripe”) rather than at the new moon (as with the other Rosh Hashanahs).

    Leviticus 19:23-25 –

    When you arrive in the land and you plant all kinds of fruit trees, you shall ‘circumcise’ their fruit: for three years [from its planting, the fruit of the tree] shall be considered by you to be ‘uncircumcised’ and it shall not be eaten. All the fruit [of that tree that grows] during the fourth year shall be consecrated to God. In the fifth year you may eat of its fruit…

    Redemption after 3+ years. :)

    [Very interesting! Based on the 2008 date Mr. Reece has been working with, 2012 or perhaps 2013 would be a likely time for the rapture - 2013, would be a nice match with Psalm 113 in my opinion. C]

  3. Dear Cindy,

    When we read these interpretation below of almonds in scripture reflecting on your latest beautiful posting, I am inclined to think that a spiritual blossoming and outward visibility of inner truths and hence Jesus in and through us could also be indicated when we speak of the coming early blossoming season.

    The context thereof may very well be a ‘hasty awakening’ or catastrophic or system threatening context fostering a ‘creative process’ in and through us as a solution to those circumstances not necessarily pointing to a rapture per se but a directed outward expression toward a spiritual physical solution and fruition.

    It may be the very (cataclysmic or lesser destructive) enabler or enabling context that issues a blossoming from within the Church in preparation to what is to come upon us. It could be a call outward to attract the necessary external systemic forces that facilitate fruition of the tree together with it’s internal forces.

    Chastisement and redemption by a loving and authoritative father and/or leader comes to mind as well when we consider that the rod of Aaron was an almond twig (young branch) The rod was always involved in the redemption of God’s people. It helped them leave Egypt when it turned into a snake and thus demonstrated it’s supernatural intrinsic character designed to be supernaturally directed into transformation.

    It was used to part the Red Sea. It struck the rock that supplied water to the people in the wilderness. It was held up so the people who looked on it would be saved from the “fiery” serpents. It was laid before the Ark and received the atoning blood of the sin sacrifice. How fitting that it should be part of the redemption of ALL mankind as the tree upon which Jesus was crucified.

    Many blessings,
    Sabine

    A more extensive study on the rod of the almond tree can be found here:

    http://watch.pair.com/rat2.html, entitled THE ROD OF AN ALMOND TREE IN GOD’S MASTER PLAN by Peter A. Michas, Robert Vander Maten and Christie Michas (WinePress Publishing, 1997)

    Two additional sources on almonds in scripture

    http://biblemeanings.info/Words/Plant/Almond.htm

    Almond
    That almonds signify goods of life corresponding to the truths of good of the interior natural, is because the almond is a nobler tree. This tree itself signifies in the spiritual sense a perception of interior truth which is from good, its blossom interior truth which is from good, and its fruit good of life thence derived. In this sense the almond tree is spoken of in Jeremiah:–

    The word of Jehovah came to pass, saying, Jeremiah what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said Jehovah unto me, Thou hast well seen; for I wake over My word to do it (Jer. 1:11, 12);

    a rod denotes power; almond tree, the perception of interior truth; here, being predicated of Jehovah, it denotes waking over it; word denotes truth.

    [3] By the almonds which budded from the rod of Aaron for the tribe of Levi, are also signified goods of charity or goods of life, of which we read in Moses:–

    It came to pass on the morrow, when Moses entered into the tent of meeting, behold the rod of Aaron for the tribe of Levi had blossomed and brought forth blossom, so that the flower flowered, and bare almonds (Num. 17:8).

    This was a sign that this tribe was chosen for the priesthood; for by the the tribe of Levi was signified charity (AC 3875, 3877, 4497, 4502, 4503), which is the essential of the spiritual church.

    from AC 5622

    http://www.arenaflowers.com/facts/flowers/flower_meanings/almonds_flowers

    The almond has biblical references. It occurs in the Scripture as one of the best fruit trees of the land of Canaan. The beauty of the almond blossom and fruit has given rise to sacred motifs. The Hebrew name for almond is shakad, which means ‘hasty awakening,’ beseeming the unique nature of this tree, whose exotic flowers appearing in Palestine in January, is supposed have initiated the process of Creation. In the Jewish harvest festival, the Feast of Tabernacles the fruit of almond was enshrined for the decoration of the golden candlestick employed in the tabernacle. The rod of Aaron was an Almond twig. Even in the modern festivities, the Jews still carry rods of Almond blossom to the synagogues.

    The classical mythology mentions almond. Servius relates the Greek fable where Phyllis being deserted by her lover Demaphoon sadly pined away to death and as an eternal compensation for her abandonment was transformed into a almond tree. It was too late when Demophoon finally returned, and when he saw the leafless, flowerless and forlorn tree, overcome with remorse he embraced it in his arms, whereupon it burst forth into happy bloom thereby becoming an emblem of true love inextinguishable by death. This is probably the reason why the almond blossom is always taken to be the eternal symbol of hope as the poet says: ‘ Hope springs eternal in the human breast; man never is, but always to be blest.’ (Alexander Pope)

    [Thank you Sabine for writing and sharing your thoughts. As is evident from what you have written, the almond tree has a prominent and significant place in scripture both historically and prophetically and I have only scratched the surface with my post. Thank you for making these important additions. Grace and blessings! C]

  4. I am unschooled in Jewish tradition, when O lit all the candles on his menorah I noticed that there where 9 candle’s, and the one that you show has 7. Are there 2 in their tradition?
    See>

    http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2011/12/09/obama-hanukkah-gaffelights-every-menorah-candle

    [Great question Jeff! I'm glad you asked because I am sure you are not the only one confused by this. Did you see Mike's answer? Hope that clears it up for you, if not, just let us know, we'll be glad to help. C]

    • The Chanukiah,”9 branches” is a special form of menorah designed to recall the miracle of the eight days in which the sanctified oil burned in the temple. http://www.hebrew4christians.com

      The seven branch menorah is historically the one used in the temple services.

      Blessings
      Mike

      [Thanks Mike and thanks for the link too, it looks like a good one! C]

  5. Oh girl! You & the Holy Spirit just keep on “knocking my socks off” !!! What a doosey of a post !! Honey, ya know I am EAGERLY watching for my Savior’s return every single day…but after reading a most encouraging post from Ron Reese, combined with a BEAUTIFUL read like this one of yours…I just get all
    giddy like a school girl at her first dance…I am soooooo ready to look into those eyes of mercy. Ya know, I say that…but after a minute I get that knot in my throat just thinking about what I will “DO” when I do look into those eyes of mercy. Ya know what I mean sweetpea?

    Be it later today, Jan. 28th, or ……….I’ll be seeing you soon sister Cindy at the feet of Jesus!!

    Bee

    [ That's right Bee, whether its today, the 28th or some other day very soon, it is sure to be a BEEutiful day! Grace and blessings to you sister, you always bring a bring a smile to my face! Looking forward to see you soon! C]

  6. Hey Cindy, thought you’d appreciate this:

    http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_19701689

    “Tebow threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another score as he outdueled — if not by much — Ben Roethlisberger, the courageous and remarkably poised Steelers quarterback.”

    Why that’s interesting: Tebow was famous in college for putting “JOHN 3:16″ in the black grease under his eyes (used to reduce glare during games). :)

    [Love it!!! Thanks Jay, as someone who lived in Colorado for 20 years and rooted for the Bronco's way back when, this really brings a smile to my face! C]

  7. Me thinks: When is the rapture? After the dead rise first – will we “not precede those who have fallen asleep” – according to Scripture. Therefore the key to knowing the timing of the rapture is when do the dead rise? Martha clearly stated that her brother (Lazarus) will rise on the Last Day. The Second Coming of Christ is also known as the Last Day. Therefore the so called rapture does not come until after the Second Coming and most likely are one and the same event.

    [Hi Stuart, Thanks for writing! I appreciate your viewpoint, but, would point out that it takes more than one verse to support any supposition. Of all the rapture scenarios, the post-trib rapture makes the least sense and has less scripture for backing it up (in my opinion). I suspect, but, have not had time to research, what I think is happening with this verse from John 11. Because the incident with Martha happened prior to the death and ressurection of Jesus, I think Martha is speaking from the traditional Jewish viewpoint of the time and does not take into account, what they did not know yet - in other words, all the other things that would be revealed later to the apostle Paul and the other disciples, in other words, what would become the 27 books of the New Testament. Does that make sense? If not, that's ok - thankfully, one's viewpoint on the rapture is not a pre-requisite to getting in to heaven! Grace and blessings! C]

    • What then would be the point of a rapture? Given that at the Second Coming, Christ is coming to earth to rule and reign from Jerusalem for 1,000 years, where would we be being raptured to and what would we be being saved from? The rapture only has a purpose if it precedes the outpouring of God’s wrath on earth, whether that is considered the entire 70th week or just the latter 3.5 years of it.
      Also, the 70th week returns to God’s dealing with the Jewish people, the nation of Israel, and that only makes sense if the Church is out of the picture, just as it was during the first 69 weeks.

      • Hi Jay and Cindy,
        Cindy you knew I might comment on this since I am not a pre-tribber.
        As per Mat.13 the parable of the weeds is indicative that the LORD will send HIS angels to gather the wicked at then end of this age and cast them in the fire as the meek shall inherit the earth.

        So when there are two in the field and one is gone; it is the wicked one that is gone and the righteous are left.

        Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
        Mat 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
        Mat 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
        Mat 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
        Mat 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
        Mat 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
        Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

        The LORD explains the parable as follows:

        Mat 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
        Mat 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
        Mat 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
        Mat 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
        Mat 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
        Mat 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
        Mat 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
        Mat 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

        Leaves more thought for the argument against a pre-tribulation rapture, but if it does in fact happen; I am all in. Nothing sounds better to me than getting air lifted out of this mess and brought into the presence of the HOLY ONE.

        Happy new year and blessings on all of you and your families. ….. Steve Hollander

  8. Matthew Henry’s Whole Bible Commentary, Jer 1-11

    “I see a rod, denoting affliction and chastisement, a correcting rod hanging over us; and it is a rod of an almond-tree, which is one of the forwardest trees in the spring, is in the bud and blossom quickly, when other trees are scarcely broken out;” it flourishes, says Pliny, in the month of January, and by March has ripe fruits; hence it is called in the Hebrew, Shakedh, the hasty tree.

    “Thou hast seen a hasty tree, which signifies that I will hasten my word to perform it.” Jeremiah shall prophesy that which he himself shall live to see accomplished. We have the explication of this, Eze. 7:10, 11, “The rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded, violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness. The measure of Jerusalem’s iniquity fills very fast; and, as if their destruction slumbered too long, they waken it, they hasten it, and I will hasten to perform what I have spoken against them.”

  9. Hi Cindy- What a fine analysis of the almond tree in scripture, and so encouraging! Great work with the similarities in the Hebrew words . . . I have also been involved in a study of Jeremiah recently, and I’d like to add here that Jeremiah’s vision of the almond tree was his first recorded one. This vision was followed almost immediately it appears by another one, which is described in Jeremiah 1, verses 13 to 14-

    “And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.”

    So, just after the almond tree vision, which appears to symbolize rapture, protection, a promise, the awakening/gathering of the true church, or even the purification of the true church, we are presented with a picture of judgment coming out of the north. The composite picture revealed by these back-to-back visions will be mirrored by a fulfillment in the final week, and certainly implies the almond tree “event” (if it is such) to be completed shortly before sudden destruction! Now, when I hear “sudden destruction” I take it to mean the “Day of the Lord” which, in my estimation, kicks off the second half of the final 7 years, so I believe that we are still too early in the timeline for that. I am very excited about the possibilities in 2013, though! However, having said all this I have also come across late January (esp. 22nd-28th or so) and the corresponding Hebrew calendar days often during calculations, and you have made an excellent case for this time of year as well with your analysis of these verses. After reading your article, studying the information, and praying over this I will certainly be always very alert this time of year when the almond trees awaken. I think that everyone who reads this post will be blessed and compelled to “watch” even more carefully. Wonderful article and many thanks!

    Abundant blessings to you! Carlos

    [Thanks Carlos! Your encouragement and your analysis much appreciated! With the current developments in the midde-East, it appears that the timing may be indeed be right, but, if not this year, next. Whatever the case, may we be diligent in watching and ready to meet Him, when he comes! Grace and blessings, C]

  10. Maranatha! Looking up to heaven in hope! great article!

    [Thank you so much Franzella! I'm glad you stopped by! Grace and blessings, C]

  11. Where can I read Ron Reeces’s article? Thanks Cindy for all you do. Blessings upon Jerusalem and you. In Christ ‘s love.Anita

    [Hi Anita, Ron Reece has been posting regularly on the Five Doves Website and he also has his own website, which you can find here: http://thefinal7yearsareherenow.com/ Thanks for writing! C]

  12. sate setters are false prophets. Ron Reese has been a proven false prophet numerous times. anyone who follows after false prophets are not followers of God: They are disobedient unfaithful that will be thrown into the tribulation because they are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold.

    [Hi None, I assume you meant "date" setters. As far as I know, Mr. Reese does not claim to be a prophet, but, a watcher and has arrived at his conclusions based on a great deal of study, thought and prayer. It may be bold to set forth a date but, who are we to judge; if nothing else, people have been warned to get their houses in order, and, there surely is nothing wrong in that. C]

    • We all struggle at times to make sense of things that happen around us. Perhaps, we see clearly the speck in our brother’s eye… namely Mr. Reese’s errors in eschatology. If we respond in haste, and harsh judgment, haven’t we already lost compassion?

      Reese has convinced himself that the Tribulation started in 2008. To me that’s a pretty big error, but I can’t win an argument by throwing stones. Ron will stand face to face with the truth someday, as will we all.

  13. Excellent!

    [Thank you Pete, your encouragement much appreciated! C]

  14. Another analysis was brought up on 5doves concerning this time frame: the tenth month, the tenth day:

    http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2012/joew110.htm

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Kings%2025;Jeremiah%2039,52;Ez%2024&version=NKJV

    • Sorry folks. But five doves isn’t what you think it is. John Tng is a supercomputer. FIVE doves. Check out ALL the symbols for DOVES – the word DOVE has both Christian and enemy connotations

      John – Beast in Antichrist Gematria
      Tng – The Next Generation

      In other words, “Beast of the Next Generation” – a SUPERCOMPUTER. Watch “I Robot” for more answers.

      Remember Engineer – working among FIVE engineers – always commenting during working hours, who states his name is Rubin.

      One of the five doves had at one time an E-Mail address which if you understood it, would have taken you to a government site for North Carolina. (I havn’t checked recently to see if he is still using it.)

      Another does not appear to exist and has been using one address that doesn’t exist on any map I could find in print or on the net.

      A third (who also has his own web site and perhaps worked at CNN in the past (??)) has been caught purposely posting erroneous information drawing Christians into false scriptural circles. This has been noted on other Christian web sites.

      Links are posted to other web sites of those posting on Five Doves that so appear to be from the Lord, but are not. Things that were posted years ago that made me scratch my head – apostasy – that eventually the Holy Spirit exposed and explained to me.

      Not everybody or everything on Five Doves is originating from the enemy. However, if they are walking with the Holy Spirit, they should be waking up.

      While posting on Five Doves (out of the blue) they sent me an E-Mail that immediately started erasing VERY important articles stored on my computer. When I questioned “Tng,” he/it admitted it (after several days). On one occasion I “stored” a Five Doves article on my computer only to find a map that appeared on my screen when I started my computer up! When I traced it back, it had been attached to one of their articles that I copied and kept on my computer.

      BEWARE! Anyone quoting Five Doves or standing on anything given as truth coming from that site makes me scratch my head as to whether they are truly walking with the Holy Spirit. Why are articles from Five Doves still being posted on this site.

      I have written this honestly in love for all posters on this site – but it is time to “wake up.” I wish someone had given me a “heads up”
      long before I “woke up.” The information they quickly erased would have been a tremendous witnessing tool in the days we are now walking in.

      As to the rapture – my my – how I WISH we were out of here NOW. Three nights October of 2010 I sat up waiting all night on the Lord to appear (from stuff appearing from other sites) only to have dreams from the Lord the next 3 nights indicating I was “off base.”

      Clues from the Word: Changed in an instant – at the last trump – we will be like Him when He appears (an eternal body able to walk through walls like Jesus) (a body like the angels) – the angels will go throughout the earth and “collect” all evil doers (one will disappear out of a bed and the other will be left.) If we want to stand in “truth” rather than what you and I would choose, the answers are there. Sorry folks.

  15. Hi Cindy Have just read the latest post/dream of Sparrow on Rapturecode.com. The Lord refers to the Almond twig being carried by Elijah and makes the following observation following her comment

    Me: “Yes, Lord! Elijah has an almond branch and it is blossoming, what does this mean?” When I saw him in 2000 this was not blossoming!”

    Jesus: “Great observation! Do you know that it has been exactly 14 years to the day when you met them? (February 23, 2000) Now the almond tree is the first to blossom and the last to drop leaves.”

    If her dreams are related correctly it would appear to be 2021 when the Lord will return after the Tribulation. This ties in with 2 volumes I have just read by Deborah Jean Stearn, well worth reading these two books.

    Don’t know if that confuses the the issue or helps to put more light on where we are in time and space

  16. I would like to encourage everyone to read a book by Gary DeMar entitled: Last days madness- the obsession of the modern day church. We have been deceived with the rapture theory. I personally can not find scripture to back it up. And as the days of Noah were… Noah stayed, evil was removed… Be blessed all.. :)

  17. Its amazing. I pray we can keep centered on being like those that were given the talents. If we are so busy working making disciples we need not worry about when. Just know that He will. Until then be reminded that no one knows the time nor the place. Many blessings. Thank you for the information. I finally understand the significance of the almond tree!


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