Sunday, December 26, 2010

Time of Jacob's Trouble


"Time of Jacob's Trouble"

"This is a tribute to my friend Reggie White, of blessed memory. Most of the world knew him as one of the greatest Football players to ever live. But he was also a deeply spiritual man who had a burning desire to uncover the roots of his Christian faith. The same drive and zeal that made him a great ball player also made him a great scholar and in his final years he learned to read the Bible in the original Hebrew. His untimely passing on December 26, 2004 was a great loss to the world. "



“The prophets promised that there would be a shaking of the earth in the last days, and that during the time of trouble the Name of the true GOD would become known throughout all the earth!
Discover the truth and power in the "Name above all names," for according to Yo'el (the prophet Joel), "Whosoever calls on the Name of the LORD shall be saved!"

We are living in the Almighty’s universe. The world in which we live is synchronized to His calendar and His time clock. Whether we recognize it or not makes no difference. The Creator does not spin the world based on what we do and do not understand.

The Creator’s reckoning of time is clearly detailed in the first scroll of the Hebrew Scriptures. Yet, the western Gentile Christian world has forsaken God’s calendar. Instead, it has adopted a pagan reckoning of time in which every day of the week and month of the year is named after a pagan god or fallen angel. Days, weeks, months, and years all begin at completely fictitious points in time. Those raised within the western paradigm have no idea what time it is. It is as if the hands have been broken from the face of the clock.

The Creator set the sun, moon, planets, and stars in their courses as an elaborate time-keeping device that has not varied since creation. By it we understand His appointed times and seasons, which enables us to live in harmony with Him and His creation.




"Time of Jacob's Trouble"

Subject: Orthodox and Hassidic Rabbonim Declare "Time of Jacob's Trouble"
Shalom,
Well, you exchatology buffs will LOVE this one.
At the Western Wall today and in yeshivas and synagogues and religious
schools throughout Israel the sound of shofar blasts, the singing of Hebrew
Psalms and cries and tears and wails of repentance were heard in response to
a declaration by the Gedolei Yisrael (Great Ones of Israel) formally
recognizing the beginning of the "time of Jacob's trouble."
Thursday, March 22, 2001 (the 27th of Adar, 5761), was earlier designated
the time to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nisan, (the first day of Nisan), since
the first day of Nisan actually falls on Sunday. Ordinarily Rosh Chodesh
Nisan is designated a Yom Kippur Katan (a small Yom Kippur).
So over the past 24 hours the Jewish community here in Israel and throughout
the world has united in prayer. What is unusual about this year's Yom
Kippur Katan is that in light of the 6-month-old Palestinian uprising which
has claimed the lives of 57 Israelis, including more than 20 through the
direct involvment and participation of Yasser Arafat's Palestinian
Authority, the rabbis have added the designation as "a time of Jacob's
trouble."
Further it is signed by ALL 27 of the leading Orthodox and Chassidic sages,
both the "maranan verabonon" (masters and teachers) and the "gedolei
ha-Torah vehaChassidus (Torah sages among the Chassidut)."
The declaration begins and is formally designated:
"IT IS A TROUBLED TIME FOR YA'ACOV BUT HE WILL BE SAVED."
The declaration continues in full:
"Israel, the holy nation, is experiencing a time of suffering. Wicked people
are launching attacks against our people, and are intent on causing trouble
for the Jews in the Holy Land."
"May Hashem safeguard the Jewish nation in Eretz Hakodesh (the holy land)
from the wicked machinations of our enemies. May He protect us from the
oppressive calamities which crush body and soul. May He grant succor to
those who suffer from severe and bitter illnesses. May he save us from the
terrible plague in the form of traffic accidents. May He ease the pain of
the hearts which grieve over the spiritual degeneration in our times, and
over the decline in the belief in our sacred Torah.
"Our only power is in exercising of the age-old tool of our fathers, which
is to cry out and to cause an uproar, as the Rambam says at the beginning of
Hilchos Taanis: "It is a positive command of the Torah to cry out and to
soud the shofar over every calamity which strikes the community, as it is
written, "At hatsar hastsoreir eschem veharei'osem bechatzotzeros (against
the adversary that oppresses you, you should blow an alarm with the
trumpets -- Numbers 10:9) - the word tsar alluding to everything which
oppresses (metsar) you.
"Therefore we entreat Jews everywhere -- men, womem and children -- to
assemble at worldwide prayer rallies and to plead with the A-mighty, Who is
most compassionate and kind, for deliverance. On Thursday, 27 Adar, ever
rosh chodesh Nisan, in the shmittah year, we will gather with one heart, to
issue pleas and fervent cries to the Master of all, and to recite the
prayers of Yom Kippur Katan, selichos and Tehillim.
"Hashem will not reject the prayers of the many, and will accept our prayers
and hearken to our outcries with compassion and grace. He will issue a
spirit of purity from Above, in order to return us to Ovinu shebaShomayim.
Fathers will return to their sons and sons to their fathers. Hashem will
heed us, and we will not be lost. We will merit the coming of Moshiach
tzidkeinu speedily, out of great mercy and kindness."
While precious minutes of 27 Adar remain, I encourage every JOE on this list
who wishes to unite his heart in prayer with Judah to MINIMALLY pray the
MINCHAH prayers (on my website www.torahvoice.org/minchah.htm ) or the
prayers for the State of Israel www.torahvoice.org/prayers.htm and if you
have a shofar to sound it before sunset tonight. (The alarm of Yom Kippur is
"one continuous blast" but I heard a variety of blasts today.)
The special prayers for 27 Adar actually began last night in a celebration
of Thanksgiving to Hashem for what was being termed througout Jerusalem
today as a "very great NES (miracle)." A car packed full of explosives was
parked in the heart of Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on Rehov Mea
Shearim in Kikar Shabbat (Shabbat Square). An off-duty parking warden
noticed the car parked illegally in a taxi-only zone, looked inside and
thought he saw suspicious wires coming out of a cellphone. He recruited
local passersby to clear pedestrians and bloc traffic until police arrived
and confirmed it was a car-bomb.
Helicopters flew overhead as a mass evacuation took place of the
neighborhood surrounding the car and Israeli bomb squads (Sappers) to
partially disarm the device and to conduct two controlled detonations. Buses
and cars were backed up for miles in all directions but the inconvenience of
walking two miles and more from Mea Shearim to the nearest bus stop that was
still accessible was mitigated by the spontaneous praises and thanksgivings
... and added to the crowds on hand in the shuls for Yom Kippur Katan.
The air in and around Jerusalem today was noticeably lighter and spirits
were noticeably uplifted as this REVIVAL INITIATED BY THE MODERN TORAH SAGES
got underway.
Shalom Shalom & Hashem's love & blessings,
ben Yosef”



"Would you trade your relationship with jesus for all this money?"

Yes!...actually, I did it for free. After Iearning Hebrew and finding out that there wasn't ever a virgin birth prophesied and that Easter/Passover had absolutely nothing to do with sin.

wil'Liam Scott Hall 
@TenakTalk 






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