North-South California Fires (Paradise)

Extreme Events (Enochian Calendar)

(For the month of November, 2018.)

As I said in the previous article, at the end of each post in this series, extreme events that occur that are related to the Enoch Calendar are briefly summarized.

(Enoch’s calendar was held in reserve for the last day but does not replace the Jewish lunar calendar. It’s a secret second witness that “God has power over these things”, Rev. 16:9.)

Before we begin, I confess that I struggle about what to present in this section called, "Extreme Events". The goal is to bring attention to the fact that God has everything under control and explain why major events in the world are happening. God reveals patterns ahead of time and when and why they will happen. This has been demonstrated hundreds of times over the past 25 years. 

However, my great fear is that somehow in all this I might sin by drawing attention to myself. To me, there is no greater sin. I have unwittingly done this at times in the past, but am learning how to avoid this shame as I age.

If ever I stumble into self-promotion, please email me and let me know. If warranted I will delete it. Please pray for me. I would rather die than distract from the Lord Jesus Christ. 

In the following, I refer to some personal, even mundane, family events. But God can speak through the mundane. It may seem silly at times, but when you think about it, it is actually strategic. (It is also biblical as seen by hundreds of such examples in the Bible). By tieing object lessons to personal items or people, they thereafter serve as constant reminders of what was taught that would otherwise have been a lesson soon forgotten.

The California record-breaking forest fires began exactly seven days after God gave me a sober prophecy late October 31st and again the next morning. The message concerns “forest fire from North to South” and the numeric of the biblical passage is “7 and 40 days”. And in this case, each day represents a year into our future.

The South and North California fire: The sign and the verse

This is the verse that God gave me seven days before the South and North California fire.

Ezekiel 21:3 “The Lord said: Ezekiel, son of man, condemn the places in Jerusalem where people worship. Warn everyone in Israel  that I am about to punish them. I will pull out my sword and have it ready to kill everyone, whether good or evil. From south to north, people will die, knowing that my sword will never be put away.”

(This does not mean that every person who suffers somehow deserves it more than the next person, but that judgment has come to America and both “the good and the bad” must suffer together.

It’s the mercy of God that reveals His wrath before the Great Day of His Wrath [as symbolized by the 8th day of Tabernacles] so that men might repent and escape that Great Day. Do you not know that the wrath of God is revealed most when He puts men in slippery places so that they die in their sins with no warning?

Thus, mercifully, God is now warning us in answer to the cries for revival. God prefers that His goodness leads to repentance. However, prosperity has hardened men’s hearts. And so these calamities ever since the very day that Trump took office is the last resort before all of America goes up in flames. And as goes America, so goes the world. Therefore, just as Trump is BOTH mercy and wrath to America, so are these judgments, despite what the false prophets are saying, who borrow lying words from one another.)

Similar “Sign” as Ezekiel 4:4,6

“Now you son of man, get yourself a brick, place it before you and inscribe a city on it, Jerusalem.  Then lay siege against it…” 

“When you have completed these (i.e., “390 days”), you shall lie down a second timebut on your right side and bear the iniquity of the house of Judah; I have assigned it to you for forty days, a day for each year.”

“The brick” represents His Land, People, and City”

To illustrate the message of the 7 and 40 days/years, God gave me a sign that He also gave to Ezekiel, (Eze. 4).

I purchased two large stone slabs (bricks) at 5:15 pm, October 31, 2018, each about 16″ by 24″ and 2″ thick. The surface of the slabs is divided into five sections each.

I placed each slab in front of my furnace of fire that heats up the south side of the house and another on the north side. (I live in a duplex and rent the north side of the house to my brother and mother.)

I purchased the two slabs about 5:15 PM on Holloween (Oct. 31, 2018) amid spiritual warfare. Earlier that day my wife had reread my article that was written one year ago concerning the oil tanker explosion that had happened near us and she reminded me of this incident that same morning. She also spoke of it to one of her friends from the United States by phone.

When we got home with the two slabs, we heard on the news that another oil tanker had exploded near us again, on the very anniversary of the other tanker. My wife was stunned at the ‘coincidence’. The first happened on HYW 400 near Barrie, Ontario where we live. The other was 60 miles south of us (HYW 407, not far from HYW 400) in Toronto where we used to live.

Upon learning of the second oil tanker explosion, I remembered Ezekiel 20:46, the verse that God gave me exactly a year earlier when the first oil tanker exploded, (Oct 31, 2017). That sign was also linked to the California forest fires back then. And I recalled how the text of Ezekiel 20:46, in turn, is clearly alluding back to Ezekiel 4.

I also took note that the reference to the burning of the “the green and dry tree” in Ezekiel 20:45 is the passage that Jesus was alluding to when He was carrying His cross to Golgotha, where He said to the thief, “This day you will be with me in Paradise“.

Notice that California has a very similar topography as Israel, perhaps more so than any slab of land in the world. Of course, California does not replace natural Israel. However, natural Israel does not replace any nation that at one time was sworn to be His people. 

Thus the prophecy of Ezekiel 20:46 (with Ezek. 4) is fittingly in reference to the United States. And California also happens to be topographically similar as well, such as both having the lowest points on earth (and like the Dead Sea, Death Valley also used to be a body of water), both are by the sea, both run north to south as a narrow rectangular slab, both connect at the north end to another continent, about the same latitude and thus a similar climate, etc. Hopefully without stretching the similarities -- the comparison implies that Los Angelas corresponds to Jerusalem and San Francisco to Samaria.



Land Promised to Israel in the Bible
The Slab represents the City (and the whole land)

The five sections of the single rectangular slab beneath my furnace resemble the five divisions of Jerusalem today, except that the slab places the temple area in the center as a large square, as described in the book of Ezekiel.

Image result for wikipedia jerusalem four sectionsRelated image

Email

What I say from here on is actually my response to an email that was sent to me just a few hours after the Paradise fire. Thus, there is some repetition.

Please also note that I put the slab on my side of the house below the furnace (to protect the carpet against fire) about half-a-day before I placed the other on the north side. (The one side of the duplex is the mirrored image of the north side.) Thus, seven days later the fires of California started, first in the north and then in the south, according to the word of the Lord seven days earlier. The fires are the result of a seven-year drought.

Firefighters pleaded with people to heed mandatory evacuation orders. Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said some firefighters were “literally pulling people out of burning homes.”

“Even though the wind has died down, stay on guard,” he urged. “We’re in the seventh year of a drought. Our weather conditions out there, and our fuel conditions are absolutely right for fire … when we ask you to leave, please leave early.”

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-wind-lull-may-help-california-wildfire-fight/

I do not want to make these appendices to the main body of my articles too long and thereby distract from the main thrust, which is about Enoch’s calendar. Therefore, I am not putting the same effort into the “Extreme Events” section as the main body of the articles, so please excuse poor grammar.

Below is the email the day of the Paradise fire, with some minor changes for clarity…


On Halloween, at 5 pm, the Lord had me purchase a brick that is divided up like Jerusalem and to place it beneath our forced air furnace that heats up our house by blowing hot air down onto the brick. (The two-foot slab protects the carpet.)  The same minute (as I later compared my receipt) an oil tanker blew up near south of a line of where the other tanker blew up last year also on Halloween. (I mention the oil tanker blast last year on my site as a sign concerning the California forest fire back then.
“It felt like over 100 ovens beaming heat,” she said Wednesday… )
At the time of the first oil tanker explosion of a year ago, the Lord gave me the below verses, and then reminded me of it the second time with the second oil tanker, (from north to south).

Prophecy Against the South


Ezekiel 20:45

The word of the Lord came to me: 46“Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest of the southland.47Say to the southern forest: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to set fire to you, and it will consume all your trees, both green and dry.

The blazing flame will not be quenched, and every face from south to north will be scorched by it. 48

Everyone will see that I the Lord have kindled it; it will not be quenched.’ ”

49Then I said, “Sovereign Lord, they are saying of me, ‘Isn’t he just telling parables?’ ”

The Lord said:

21:2 Ezekiel, son of man, condemn the places in Jerusalem where people worship. Warn everyone in Israel that I am about to punish them. I will pull out my sword and have it ready to kill everyone, whether good or evil. From south to north, people will die,knowing that my sword will never be put away.

Note, in modern times, we no longer refer to the “sword”, but to “shootings”.
“From South to North…”



The above is the verse that God gave me concerning this fire. Both fires began seven days after I put the brick in front of the furnace that I use to heat our house. The Lord said that everytime that fire comes on that it will be a sign of His wrath towards “Judah”, having transitioned the 390 days from “Israel”. Judah is symbolic of the last stage of God’s judgments before He returns — “a day for every year”, with a seven (7+40 & 40+7).
This is the last delay before Jesus returns that I have been repeatedly warning of over the past nine months when God said that these words from Revelation were being applied, “You must prophesy again about many nations, languages, peoples…” etc. (Rev. 10).
And yet, God reserves the right to “cut short the time” for mercy sake.
Compare Ezek 20 (esp 20:45-49) to Ezek 4.
“Set your face to the south” is referring back to when God told Ezekiel to get a brick and to turn over on his side and this time face south and prophecy again, but this time about Judah, 40 days/years.) (“Judah” can be symbolic of different things.)
These fires are the beginning of judgments (unless you count the token-sign of the oil tanker itself). There is much more to what I am saying. I, too, get weary of all this and put the sign out of my mind (and believe me — the sign is so vast — every event is timed on that brick of Jerusalem — as detailed in my document about the Blood Moon eclipse. See below illustrations taken from that document of 3.5 years ago.)
It will happen!
But the word comes to pass no matter what —
Even if I forget what I said, it will still happen.
Even if I sin, it still will happen.
Even if I don’t believe, it will still happen.
Even if you don’t believe, it will still happen.
Even if you ignore it, it will still happen.
Even if you are not warned, it will still happen.
It will still happen!

The chart that represents Jerusalem
Here is the math/charts of that “brick of Jerusalem”, so to speak, as I explained four years ago. I don’t expect you to understand it all unless you take the time to read the whole article.
The below Menorah of the Ages is patterned after the Hanukkah Menorah. On the day of the Eclipse of the Sun in 2017 that crisscrossed America, the Lord told me that same day to mark that day as the beginning of calamities and record what would follow. Go to home page of 1260d.com for those many articles.
(In Ezekiel, the 390 & 40 patterns always has a week bordering it, Ezekiel 3:16, and throughout the book.) My point of mentioning this here is that 7 and 390 days after the eclipse, the Lord again said that He is going to delay another 7 and 40 days/years, that is, another generation. He said to watch for 40 days more, that is, at the end of 430 days as per the prophecy of Ezekiel 4.
Thus,  40 days later (and thus 430 days after the eclipse) was Hanukkah on the 360 calendar, (the same day that I put out the previous article on the internet. See date stamp on URL http://1260d.com/2018/10/25/enoch-the-tribulation-witness/. (360 cal. is an aspect of Enoch’s calendar.)
Seven days later, therefore, was the end of Hanukkah, which was Holloween and Oct 1, 2018, when the slabs were placed down as an illustration of his burning ongoing wrath over the next 7 and 40 years. (Unless He cuts it short for the sake of the elect.)
This is another reason why I understood the symbolism of the two slabs.
Below are illustrations of the ‘math of the bricks’ of Jerusalem. (Taken from the article on “Blood-Moon Tetrads on Passover & Tabernacles”, 3.5 years ago.)
Most all that is happening right now, and for the next 14 years, is timed to these charts, but very few know or believe. They would rather stumble of the stumbling block of the false prophets, who proclaim peace and prosperity, and say that God does no harm, just pleasantries. They imply that Jesus was mistaken in AD 70 when he prophesied 40 years earlier of the “wrath to come” (during the Church age) and about Jerusalem, that “not one stone would remain upon another”.
Luke 21:20 “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. 22 For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.
23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”
Just as sparks of glory precede our eternal Glory, even so, sparks of wrath precede the Day of Wrath. But for His names’ sake, in wrath, He remembers mercy.
 
Below is a quote from that article about the oil tanker a year ago and the California fire: Note the same signs this year and last:
  1. shooting
  2. forest fire
  3. oil tanker
The shooting was just hours before the fire started, that is, seven days from when the slab was purchased Halloween evening.
Below is the headline from http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/thousand-oaks-reeling-from-mass-shooting-now-besieged-by-fire

Thousand Oaks, reeling from mass shooting, now besieged by fire


Below is a quote from my article one year ago about the oil tanker…

  • July 23rd evening to July 24th evening. (Av 1). I begin 1260d.com website and put out the very first document. It concerned the all-important 70th jubilee (less seven years). I tied it all into the (at that time, still future) eclipse of August 21, 2017. I begin this document the evening of July 23, 2017, Av 1, the anniversary of the death of Aaron…
  • 30 days later is the eclipse (“One month”)
  • 40 days (after July 23rd evening) ends flooding of Harvey
  • 50 days later is Irma
  • 60 days later is Maria
  • 70 days later is the Las Vegas shooting as OJ Simpson is released
  • 75 days later is Nate
    • 80 days (California Vineyard Fire).

Update: Fires that began Oct. 8th finally and fully ended Oct 31st

  • Therefore the fires did not end on the “91st day” as suspected but instead lasted exactly 100 days (10*10) — which in hinds sight makes better sense!

  • Moreover, and sadly, close to where I live in the Barrie, Ontario, an “Apocalyptic” fire also occurred that same day, Oct 31, Halloween evening. I don’t believe in coincidences.

  • https://youtu.be/XIqDomgK04g

“Crews struggle to find the dead amid ‘most unbelievable scene’ on Highway 400. Fuel spilling from ruptured tanker trailers ignited into a ‘moving fire’ that sent motorists running for their lives, police say.

 

…awed by the mushroom clouds of smoke and fire towering overhead.Then came the ear-splitting explosions, one after another. Boom. Whooosh. Boom… “It felt like over 100 ovens beaming heat,” she said Wednesday…

 

The second crash sent fuel “rolling down the highway” and “people were running for their lives to not be encompassed by the moving fire,” Schmidt said.”

 

The New York Terrorist attack also happened on this same day, Halloween.


“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire,” (Jude 1:7).

Thomas Fire

Below is the article on the Thomas Fire that happened one year ago, the worst on record — until it was surpassed in July of 2018, which is all the same year as per the Jewish reckoning of the year. (They reckon the year from Autumn to Autumn.)
This exact year (Autumn of 2017 to 2018) is the start of the 490th seven-year cycle from when Israel entered the Promised Land, the same year that I have written dozens of articles about since the later 1990’s, and again last year. And this last seven-year cycle will end in 2025.
But the End is not yet — likely!
For more, see…

Part One: Why Solar Eclipse of 2017 Launches 490th “Shmita-Cycle”

(Because 70 jubilees elapse from the Conquest to AD 2025, which is when the Jubilees were commanded by God to begin)

Image by Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be

 

Below is about the Thomas Fire and Trump:

Donald Trump’s billion-dollar weather disasters set record

Moreover, 2017 is tied with 2011 for the most “billion-dollar disasters“.


The “out-of-season” fires of December 2017 in California around Los Angelas, especially the “Thomas Fire”, became the 17th billion-dollar disaster. Thus, 2017 has had the most billion-dollar disasters of any year. Moreover, the Thomas Fire became the largest fire in California’s history. It is larger than the previous record-fire, that is, the  San-Diego area fire (“Cedar Fire”) of 7+7 years ago.  God gave several signs of upcoming nuclear warfare exactly fourteen years ago that I wrote about back then.

The Thomas Fire also formed the shape of a fiery dragon by the sea about to swipe a third of “The Angels” with its tail, (Rev 12-13). “Los Angelas” literally means, “The Angels”. Click here to view the short snippet of the “Gog and Magog” video that refers to the Thomas Fire as a sign of coming nuclear warfare on Russia and its hordes, but America will not escape.


That passage that I gave you about the “green tree and the dry tree” from Ezekiel is what Jesus was alluding to when he said:


31
For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

32Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed…

42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. d ”

43Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Thus, Jesus fulfills the “bearing of the sins of Israel and Judah, for he suffered the fires of Paradise Lost. (“Paradise “is the name of the city that perished in California seven days later.)

He was, “Crucified, laid behind (Ezekiel’s) stone…” as the song says.

Is the Book of Enoch Inspired?

My View of the Book of Enoch and Biblical Inspiration

Click here for the first article in this series.

The book of Enoch has clearly impacted the New Testament (and arguably the Old Testament) tremendously, yet it is sadly neglected by most seminarian and Bible-College professors. This means that the pastors who sat under them are more ignorant than their professors and those in the pew are left to the internet to obtain information about the book of Enoch.

I, personally, do not recall the book of Enoch referred to even once in all my five years of college and seminary training back in the early 80’s.

Is the Book of Enoch Inspired?

Does it really matter if the book of Enoch is inspired?

However, one thing’s for sure, Enoch is extremely useful in knowing the thought process of the biblical writers, who were clearly, and fundamentally, influenced by the book.

Biblical Inspiration

God uses flawed people in a flawed culture with a flawed worldview, scientifically and culturally, to deliver His perfect message. And revelation is progressive, yet never contradictory, although it might appear so in the beginning.

Stated another way:

God makes Himself known through men according to their limited understanding, but the outcome is perfect according to God.

This is how our Redeemer is glorified: He takes what is flawed and makes it perfect so that our trust is in God and not men.

Therefore, I ask myself two questions when I approach Scripture:

First, What did the author mean?

Second, What did God breathe?

And these two never contradict, and they always speak to the same thing; however, the first according to man’s ability, the second infused according to God.

“For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (2Pet. 1:21)

So I don’t search the scriptures merely to know what a man said, but what God “moved” them to say.  We may compare it to a loving father who interprets their infant son’s gibberish so that “out of the mouths of babes” gush words deeper than men or angels can fathom, yet still comprehensible having come from man, (Matt 11:25; 21:16; Eph. 3:10).

In conclusion, Scripture contains that which is of God and Man and resembles Jesus Christ.

A Brief Overview of The book of Enoch

The book of Enoch consists of five distinct major sections:

Most scholars believe that these five sections were originally independent works (with different dates of composition), themselves a product of much editorial arrangement, and were only later redacted into what we now call 1 Enoch. (Wiki)

NOTE: I will embed incidental information within boxes, as below. The title within the box is what most readers should know, and so feel free to skip over these sections!
Dating the Book of Enoch: 

Sections one and three of the Book of Enoch were written at least two centuries BEFORE the New Testament was written.

The second section, "The Book of Parables", is about the "Messiah: Son of Man". Ironically, the Book of Parables is conservatively dated to around the birth of Christ.

Scholars gather regularly to discuss the book of Enoch's influence on the New Testament and early Jewish development of thought. "The Enoch Seminar" is an academic group of international specialists in Second Temple Judaism and the origins of Christianity who share information about their work in the field and biennially meet. The group gathers about 200 university professors from more than fifteen countries. (Wiki)

At the 2005 conference, the date for this section of the book of Enoch ("The Book of Parables") is dated conservatively to about "the end of the reign of Herod the Great, or shortly after". (I.e., about the birth of Christ, plus or minus 20 years.)

Keep in mind that these scholars are in search of "the historical Jesus", as they put it. In other words, they are speaking from a root of unbelief, which is valuable in obtaining the least contested date for this part of the book of Enoch.)

In summarizing talks regarding its date (during the 2005 Camaldolo meeting), Paolo Sacchi writes:

"Earlier Walck remarked: "The dating of the Parables, while tentative, is important." I think that after the Camaldoli meeting the adjective "tentative" should be dropped, given the impressive amount of evidence gathered in support of a pre-Christian origin of the document. The burden of proof has shifted to those who disagree with the Herodian date. It is now their responsibility to provide evidence that would reopen the discussion." 

{"Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the Book of Parables." The summary and conclusions of Paolo Sacchi in regard to research presented separately by Suter, Stone, Charlesworth, Hannah, Arcari, Eshel, and Olson. Pg. 511. Bold italics added.}

The title of the subsequent 2013 meeting is also telling: "Seventh Enoch Seminar (Camaldoli 2013): “Enochic Influences on the Synoptic Gospels”'"

My Approach to the Book of Enoch

My life’s work and calling, for the past 30 years, mainly regards biblical calendars and their associated patterns and related mysteries. These patterns form the hidden skeletal outline concerning the timing of every event in the Bible, large and small, and of the nations.

The orderly motions of the cosmos are demonstrated by the 364-day calendar of Enoch. This “Orderliness”, as demonstrated by this calendar, is fundamental to his book because this calendar reveals the POWER of “The Son of Man”. This is because the Son of Man is the one who holds all things together “by the word of his oath”, (that is, ‘by the Word of His power’), Enoch 69. The Son maintains the courses of the sun, moon, and stars, and they, in turn, govern all things.

“And these are the secrets of this oath… the heaven was suspended before the world was created, and forever…

And this oath is mighty over them and through it they are preserved and their paths are preserved, and their course (ie., the circuit of the sun, moon, stars, and even weather) is not destroyed… and they (the angels) rejoiced because the name of that Son of Man had been revealed unto them. And he sat on the throne of his glory“…

And henceforth there shall be nothing corruptible; For that Son of Man has appeared, and has seated himself on the throne of his glory, and all evil shall passway before his face…” Enoch 69:16,25,26b,27a,29

Carefully compare this to the opening words of the Book of Hebrews. Such parallels are numerous throughout the New Testament, and in the old.

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets (such as “Enoch”, Heb 11:5) at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son (i.e., “The Son of Man”!), whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 

The Son  is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.”

Extreme Events (Enochian Calendar)

The SOUTH and NORTH California Record Fires

As I said in the previous article, at the end of each post in this series, extreme events that occur that are related to the Enoch Calendar are briefly summarized.

(Enoch’s calendar was held in reserve for the last day but does not replace the Jewish lunar calendar. It’s a second witness that “God has power over these things”, Rev. 16:9.)

Click here for The SOUTH and NORTH California Record Fires

Enoch: The Tribulation Witness

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days (i.e, 1260 days), clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. (Rev. 11:3-4)

Enoch’s opening statement: (Book of Enoch)

“The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.

And he took up his parable and said–Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come.” (1:1-2)

 

Who Are the Two Witnesses?

It is common to compare Enoch and Elijah (or Moses and Elijah) to the “Two Witnesses” of Rev. 11. And the parallels between these three and Rev. 11 are strong. But this is not the whole story.

The “Two Witnesses” are an archetype. They represent the prophetic testimony ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses’.

An “archetype” is defined as a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology. “The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based.” (Dictionary.com)

The Two Witnesses of Rev. 11 are archetypes of a very common pattern found throughout the Bible: Therefore, while it is correct to say that Enoch and Elijah (or Moses and Elijah) best describe Rev. 11, however, this is not the only thing that Rev. 11 is alluding to.

As said, at its core, Rev. 11 is simply the prophetic word, spoken: “from the mouth of two or three witnesses” (Deut. 19:15). Enoch, Moses, and Elijah are the most outstanding Old Testament examples of this. The power of their ministries and the unusual nature of their earthly departures set them apart from all others, (Jude 1:9). These three bear witnesses of Jesus and their lives resemble His in many ways.

Less Obvious “Witnesses”

But whereas these three are closest to the archetype of Rev. 11, there are a host of other less obvious candidates. Recall Moses and Aaron, Joshua and Caleb, the High Priest Joshua and governer Zerubabbel (Zech. 4), John the Baptist and Jesus, James and John, and so forth.

And even things can represent “The Two Witnesses”.


Before we continue our discussion, the following is a short digression. We will include these in subsequent articles as well. If in a hurry, skip them.  However, the visuals are more than illustrations. The visuals are the end product of what is written.

Excursus:

Did you know that in the Book of Enoch, it says that Enoch went up to heaven in a whirlwind-chariot (like Elijah) so as not to experience death (Ch. 52:1; 70:1-2); and that like Elijah, people searched for him but could not find him: "For He was not {found}..." (Enoch 12:1-2; Heb. 11:5a)?

Moreover, (according to the book of Enoch), Enoch prophesied about the coming of Elijah. He even said that Elijah would ascend to heaven, 93:8.

Mount of Transfiguration

On the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus shone like the sun as He stood between Moses and Elijah. (This is the same as Mount Hermon, where the wicked "Watchers" descended.) It was atop this Mountain that Jesus was declared by God to be "My Beloved Son", (Matt. 17:5 & 12). Peter, James and John bore witnesses to what was said.

The transfiguration of Jesus, "the Son of Man" parallels that of Enoch's glorification. It sent a clear message to both men and angels:

'Jesus is greater than Enoch, Moses, and Elijah. He has come to reverse the damage done upon this Mountain in the days of Jarod, and also in Eden.'

Notice that Jesus shone like the sun between two lesser lights: Jesus (the Second Enoch) symbolized the day (solar calendar), whereas Moses and Elijah symbolized the lunar calendars of the night.

Peter touched on this when he said: 

"We heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."

 

Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration: Atop the “Holy Mountain”, i.e., Mount Hermon. (Image styled after the Book of Enoch.) The transfiguration was only a shadow of heavenly realities. In other words, the transfiguration was a snapshot of the heavenly scene. In contradistinction, concerning Lucifer, the Bible says: “You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones,” (Ezek 28:14).

Notice the Sevenfold-Lamp of God in the above complex fractal image. Jesus overlaps the upper middle (main) candlestick.

Notice the “24 Elders” that sit on 24 thrones that surround His Throne.

Notice the two elders who are given special honor, who sit at His immediate right and left. These two are the Two Witnesses of Zechariah ch. 4 — priest and king who anoint His head forever. (Not to be confused with the Untamed Burning Bush that immediately encompasses the Throne, whose seventh branch bursts forth into the Cultivated Tree of Life atop His head. Its root reach within His heart and its branches spread out to form the 24 thrones of the elders).

Below is the same image, but from further back in distance and time. Recall that at the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus’ “countenance became like lightning”, Matt. 17:2. Note the flash of lightning emanating from his feet as He sets His foot upon the mountain. Matt. 24:27,31.

The three mountains on either side seek to flee from before His presence as HE rises up like the sun. Compare image to the below text from the Book of Enoch.

Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. (Another mountaintop narrative.)
“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them…“You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. People don’t light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. ” (Matt. 5:1,2,14)

Large portions of the Book of Enoch would have to be quoted to do justice to what is found in the above image of God’s house/temple. But the following has been chosen because it relates best to the Mount of Transfiguration theme.

“…I saw at the end of the Earth; the firmament of Heaven above. And I went towards the south, and it was burning day and night, where there were seven mountains of precious stones, three towards the east and three towards the south… And the middle one reached to Heaven, like the throne of the Lord, of stibium, and the top of the throne was of sapphire.” (Enoch 18:5b-9)

“…and he showed me a mountain of fire that blazed day and night. And I went towards it and saw seven magnificent mountains. And all were different from one another, and precious and beautiful stones, and all were precious, and their appearance glorious, and their form was beautiful. Three towards the east one fixed firmly on another and three towards the south one on another, and deep and rugged valleys, no one of which was near another.” (24:1-2)

In the above image, notice the “girdle of fire” that pours forth in four directions from the loins of Him who sits on the Throne: The river of life that calves forth like eternal twins, (and if enlarged, indeed also has the appearance of En Gedi, Ezek 47:10; Jer. 13).

“And he translated my spirit into the heaven of heavens,
And I saw there as it were a structure built of crystals,
And between those crystals tongues of living fire. And my spirit saw the girdle which girt that house of fire,
And on its four sides were streams full of living fire,
And they girt that house. And round about were Seraphin, Cherubic, and Ophannin: And these are they who sleep not
And guard the throne of His glory.” (71:5-7)

These fractal images are produced by the math supplied by the Bible and the Book of Enoch. They are the outcome of Enoch’s geometry and his equations, which are also found in the Bible. We will explain these as we work through the Book of Enoch and the 364 Calendar. I will include similar images as illustrations as we proceed. This should make the math more interesting to look at.

The image is, of course, is symbolic of greater realities.

For example, note the four massive and terrifying archangels at the extreme perimeter of the above image, (the lower one is out of range).

This image has been turned 90 degrees and cropped from the above image to help locate the four archangels. (Horns symbolize strength.) Since Michael and Gabriel face West and East, therefore this would either be Raphael or Phanuel, (Enoch 71:9-13 and elsewhere.)

They interlock, each their four wings, and watch over the eight-sided wheel of time that wraps the Seven-Pointed star of God (the Church) and the 24 Elders. Like the hands on a 24-hour clock the structure marks days, weeks, months years, and years of years, and the Precession of the Stars forever, (Enoch 80-82).

Thus, while these four angels, each 91 “days” apart, are real entities, however, their depiction of guarding space-time is metaphorical. The depiction simply means that they “watch” over God’s creation to keep out chaos and maintain order.

Stop thinking that prophecy is unilateral. Think fractal. The only ONE that ALL Prophecy is about is Christ. Logically, therefore, the rest must necessarily be self-similar (like a fractal).


Things that represent “Two Witnesses”

We are not restricted to people as “two witnesses”. The Two Witnesses of Rev. 11 can represent a host of things: Jew and Gentile, king and priest, man and women, sun and moon, day and night, summer and winter, east and west, right and left, heaven and earth, land and sea. All these and more are described as two witnesses in the Bible, directly or inferred.

In our study, we will focus on Enoch and his calendar. We will examine the witness of the sun and moon. The Bible and the Book of Enoch will be our main source of information.

Why the sun and the moon?

In the book of Enoch, the sun and moon are the main witnesses called upon in his book to testify against the fallen Watchers/Angels (ch.1-5). And positively, the sun and moon also testify to God’s Oath/Promise of a New Creation. This is the main message of the Book of Enoch.

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:” (Gen 1:14).

“…his offspring will endure forever, and his throne will be like the sun before Me, like the moon, established forever, a faithful witness in the sky.” (Psalm 89:36-37)

Take another look at this verse…

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days (i.e, 1260 days), clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. (Rev. 11:3-4)

In the next series of articles, we will examine Enoch and his two faithful witnesses, that is “the two candlesticks”. The one lamp that rules the day, the other that rules the night. Enoch typifies the candlestick of the sun (solar calendar), whereas Moses typifies the night (lunar calendar). These are the two candlesticks that give light upon the earth. And their witness is One. And their witness concerns One: The Son of Man.

“This is what the Lord says: ‘If I have not made my covenant with day and night and established the laws of heaven and earth, then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes (as in 1948) and have compassion on them.’ ” (Jer. 33:24-25). Jesus is the prophesied “Son”, the Light of the World who rules both day and night!

My Approach to the Book of Enoch

My life’s work and calling, for the past 30 years, mainly regards biblical calendars and their associated patterns. These patterns form the hidden skeletal outline concerning the timing of every event in the Bible, large and small, and of the nations.

The orderly motions of the cosmos is demonstrated by the 364-day calendar of Enoch. “Orderliness”, as demonstrated by this calendar, is fundamental to his book because this calendar reveals the POWER of “The Son of Man”. This is because the Son of Man is the one who holds all things together “by the word of his oath”, (that is, ‘by the Word of His power’), Enoch 69. The Son maintains the courses of the sun, moon, and stars, and they, in turn, govern all things.

“And these are the secrets of this oath… the heaven was suspended before the world was created, and forever… And this oath is mighty over them and through it they are preserved and their paths are preserved, and their course (ie., the circuit of the sun, moon, stars, and even weather) is not destroyed… and they (the angels) rejoiced because the name of that Son of Man had been revealed unto them. And he sat on the throne of his glory“… And henceforth there shall be nothing corruptible; For that Son of Man has appeared, and has seated himself on the throne of his glory, and all evil shall passway before his face…” Enoch 69:16,25,26b,27a,29

Carefully compare this to the opening words of the Book of Hebrews. Such parallels are numerous throughout the New Testament, and in the old.

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets (such as “Enoch”, Heb 11:5) at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son (i.e., “The Son of Man”!), whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son  is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.”

This completes our introduction into Enoch and his calendar.

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