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Submitted by Michael S (United States), May 27, 2015 at 04:33

Hi, Tovey. You said,

Tisha b'av may shed some light on approaching events leading up to the next Rosh Hoshanah, which for this reader portends some strange happenings as the United Nations prepares for undercutting Israel in the most prejudiced application of anti-Semitism since Krystallnacht or the British blockade.

Ah, the opening of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in September. You think Tesha b'Av will portend what will happen then? Hitler and his underlings were said to have plotted the Final Solution on Tesha b'Av; but the meeting was in secret, and few knew anything about the systematic extermination of Europe's Jews until some 5-6,000,000 had already died. Even if something significant happens this tesha B'Av, therefore, we may not know about it until many years from now.

I think lots of people have adventist expectations, hoping for or fearing the Perousia of Messiah. They seem to expect Messiah to come suddenly and surgically, like the atomic war in Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451". From my rudimentary understanding of the Scriptures, I don't believe this will happen. Daniel Pipes says that what we ought to be concerned about now is not if, but when Israel will preemptively strike Iran. Allowing that this is true, the event could happen this year or in a coming year. Even so, it may be some time after that before something comes of it; and I don't think that "something" will be a Zechariah 14-style attack on Israel and the coming of Messiah.

IF the Palestinians are recognized by the Security Council as the legitimate owners of part or all of Israel (something I doubt will happen this September), there may (and probably will) be several years before the UN votes to attack Israel.

Moving on, nobody can be expected to understand all of Revelation, for we know only in part. I've been curious lately, abou:

Rev. 9
[16] And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
[17] And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

The breastplates, in Greek, were:

The links are of pictures showing the three colors -- essentially red, blue and yellow. North of Euphrates, countries having flags of those colors are:

  • Red: Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Georgia, Turkey
  • Red & blue: N. Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand, Nepal, UK, Russia, US, France, Netherlands
  • Red & Yellow: PR China, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Bhutan
  • Red, blue & yellow: Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Armenia
  • Blue & yellow: Tadzikistan

The only country that could suppy 200,000,000 troops would be PR China (red & yellow) though Russia, the UK, the UK and France (all red & blue, plus white) could also contribute large numbers of men and equipment.

I need to sleep. Good night zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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