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New Year's Contemplation Preparing for the King's Return

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 3, 2016 at 11:30

Shalom;

As the 'head of the year' commemorations wind themselves into the feasts of Jewish contemplations, and with the recent commemoration of one of the more notable lives now interred in Jewish lore, that someone does not agree with certain Biblical observations is no longer surprising. One might ask: how are these connected? Since we know that none of the four apocalyptic Biblical beasts are elephants, an elephant is not represented in the prophetical sense to lead the world's final rebellion against the third Temple of the returning King.
Actually from this perspective, the closest connection that might be made is in Ezekiel 38:13: [ "Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions (US amongst them) will say to you, 'Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder........]:" the United States being scoped out as offspring to the merchants of Tarshish who are posing the question to Gog of Magog. The United States only appears to be the chief power in the West, a status that is questionable when we are now playing second fiddle to the Russians in the Middle East. Appearances are deceptive.
Next, the quip that the Holy Spirit does not pull up stakes may be in the realm of cavalier, but consider that the first temporal home of the Spirit of God was in a tabernacle; and when the fire and cloud moved, the Israelites obliged and 'pulled up stakes' to follow. We read further that in Ezekiel, again: [(Ezekiel 10:4)Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and paused over the threshold of the temple; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD's glory.] Continuing, (10:18) [Then the glory of the LORD departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.] Continuing still, (11:23) [And the glory of the LORD went up (pulled up) from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain, which is on the east side of the city.] This IS the movement of the Spirit of God when we consider the context of preparation for judgment.
So may it then be understood that as Israel is preparing herself for the new year leading to new revelations of the LORD as He prepares the world for His righteousness in judgment, let us remember that His children are not children of wrath, that He will remove the faithful (Rev Ch 4) to the secret place of the Most High while He has the nation of Israel build the new Temple for His return.

Baruch HaShem Adonai, Shalom.

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