The senate is rushing this war authorization through with a full senate vote on Monday. The House must also agree before Obama signs the bill into law.
This will be an attack to change the regime in Syria and is likely to spread to Iran, Gaza and Hezbollah; changing the regional realities and turning public sentiment towards a genuine dialogue for peace, while at the same time elevating the Vatican’s peace credentials and vastly increasing Vatican popularity.
The Feast of Trumpets this year will begin at sunset on Saturday September 7, 2013 and continue until sunset on Sunday September 8, 2013.
Make sure that you are prepared and have enough food and whatever else you may need, for the Sabbath and the immediately following High Day.
The new moon will not even be potentially visible in Judea on Friday evening, Visibility is impossible from Israel on September 6, 2013 .
The new moon will be easily visible from Israel on Saturday night September 7, 2013; making Sunday the Feast of Trumpets.
Also the last new moon was sighted from Israel on Thursday night August 8, 2013. This makes Saturday night September 7 the 31st evening from the previous sighting. Since a lunar month can only be 29 or 30 days long, Saturday night has to be the Feast of Trumpets by default, whether or not the moon is actually sighted.
Friday night: there will only be 21 minutes lagtime from sunset ;with 1.58% illumination. the moon will not be seen over Judea in any case since its limit of visibility is south of Judea.
Saturday night: 58 minutes lagtime; 5.17% illumination and a more northerly position, makes a sighting of the first visible light in Judea very easy.
I have been working on the Feast of Trumpets sermon and I can announce that God has revealed much new information about this Feast. This Feast of Trumpets will be a big advance in understanding from the COG teachings and also from my past presentations.
Today’s post is rather short, but I will be working on the Feast of Trumpets sermon through the day. The sermon will compare the Festivals of the first and seventh months and debunk the false teaching that this feast is not about trumpets but is the feast of shouting or rejoicing, and finally proving that it is indeed the Feast of Trumpets and what this Feast really means. This false teaching prevents any understanding of what the Feast of Trumpets really means.
Last year I wrote of the Feast of Trumpets as representing the final defeat of Satan; I was wrong. While the final defeat of Satan is a necessary precursor for the Feast of Trumpets, the true meaning of this Feast is even greater than that.
For the benefit or our friends in the Asia Pacific region I hope to post this sermon late on Friday PDT.
Tithe of tithe
The Bible does NOT command the giving of the Armstrong tithe of a tithe for the Feast. Scripture does say that offerings are to be made during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost and during the Feast of Tabernacles.
These offerings are to be in an amount that the offerer decides and the brethren are NOT commanded as to any specific amount.
I do not ask offerings PLUS a tithe of peoples festival tithe. Please give as you are able and inclined and ignore this HWA tithe of a tithe plus offerings teaching.
There are still some last minute places for the Feast of Tabernacles in Medford. for details please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leviticus 12 is about childbirth and the purifying after childbirth.
12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 12:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
We are commanded to circumcise our sons on the eighth day of their life. The eighth day represents a new beginning and circumcision is an allegory of the removal of the sin that separates people from God, making them sensitive to the whole word of God and reconciling them to God.
This is an allegory of the spiritual circumcision that truly reconciles all humanity to the Father; which is completed when all humanity has repented and had the atoning sacrifice of Christ applied to them, being spiritually circumcised and reconciled to the Father.
Circumcision pictures the Eighth Day Feast representing all humanity being in spirit and going forward into eternity with the Father. This will be explained much more during the coming fall Festivals.
12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
Paul tells us that adult converts need not be circumcised for they are already circumcised in heart; that in no way obviates the command to circumcise our male children on the eighth day; as they are not circumcised in heart. We are to circumcise all of our male children on their eighth ay of life.
Seclusion of mother and child
The mother must remain in seclusion for another 33 days making the total of 40 days. The forty days being the period of purifying before entering the presence of God [the tabernacle, temple or any holy place]. See Moses two, forty days of fasting before entering the presence of God; and the forty day fast of Christ before his trial to prepare him for his mission.
Let me also say that such a seclusion is of great benefit to the mother and child; giving them time in a close family home environment to bond and to recover from the birth and develop immunity to disease. Breast feeding is highly important for this bonding and natural immunization process.
One should never allow the child to be artificially immunized by physicians since this is known to cause autism and a variety of other issues like SIDS; and should avoid baby formulas unless the mother cannot nurse; then the first choice should be a converted wet nurse [with a biblical diet] and not formula.
12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
If a female child is born the mothers separation shall be double that of a male child.
12:5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six  days.
66 days plus two weeks is 80 days. My wife and I practiced this by mutual consent for each of our four children.
We make these sacrificial offerings by going to the Father in prayer and asking that the sacrifice of Christ be applied to us, and asking for an understanding of these things.
A sin offering for the shed blood; which goes back to Eden where sin and bloodshed entered the world and a burden was placed on women for that sin, as a perpetual reminder of sin, Gen 3:16; the sin offering, being the application of Christ’s sacrifice for the repentant obedient woman. And a burnt offering to demonstrate the wholehearted faithful service to the Father of Jesus Christ and those of like-mind. For the woman is commanded to reproduce, and childbearing is a great service to the Father, for a woman gave birth to Messiah the Christ, the Deliverer of humanity.
12:6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest: 12:7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female.
12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles [turtle doves], or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.