Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tohubohu - When Time Goes Topsy-Turvy

 


Tohubohu (תהו ובהו) is a Biblical Hebrew phrase found in the Masoretic Text of Genesis 1:2 that describes the condition of the earth before God started the creation process. Any translation attempt only proves ambiguous, as the phrase is a Hebrew assonance, or the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences. As such, translations include: formless and empty, without form and void, unformed and desolate, ect. This phase is comprised of two Hebrew words, תוהו tohuw (to'-hoo) and בוהו bohuw (bo'-hoo), which is were the Westerinzed phrase originates and is exclusivily dirived from the standard Strong's Concordance entries. The actual phrase is תהו ובהו which is transliterated best as tohu va bohu(To·hu va·Bo·hu). Upon close inspection you can planely see the origin or the wordplay. Here God plays with the letter vav, rearraging it in the second word. In this second Hebrew word He actually made the vav a prefix, thereby either denoting the articals "and or but" or changing the past tense to future tense or vice versa. This is where things get prophetic. You see Hebrew is both very simplistic, most words being only 4 letters long, and very complicated due to the fact it has no vowels. The Rabbis are left out in the cold to decide for themselves as to what God actually ment when He said any given word or phrase.

It is here we must flip the coin, and see if the other side of the Bible, God's Holy Word, contains additional information.

The Septuagint uses the Koine Greek phase in aoratos kai akataskevastos(ην αορατος και ακατασκευαστος), and is translated: was unsightly and unfurnished, was invisible and unfurnished, was invisible and unformed. The first part of this phase is αορατος and is found in the Greco Bible Source Code 7 times, twice in the Septuagint and five times in the Editio Regia. This word is derived by the adding of a prefix alpha to the word ορατος. It is here that we find another wordplay of sorts in the Koine Greek. It is the addition of the negative particle alpha to the second part of the phase that stands out, and is exclusive to this particular verse. This base word κατασκευαστος is the sum of the words κατα and σκευος and means literally to skillfully use implements according to a tooled-design. The placement of this negative particle alpha as a prefix turns things from the prophetic to the scientific. Looking at the Hebrew and Koine Greek as a single coin brings all this into stark clarity. God used His voice for one, and the vav clarifies that the only other implement used to separate the first two verses from the rest of Genesis chapter one was the tool of time itself.

Now some very important questions have been answered. Now we can properly place a beginning and and end to the time frame known as “the days of Noah”. Now we have a controlled environment that we can understand the context Christ was referring to with regards to this temporal saecula. The starting point for this quanta of time was Tohubohu, and the termination point, the flood. Now we have a reckoning as to -not the where- but the when we are going back too; for it is written:

Matthew 24:37 LITV But as the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man.

And again He says,

Luke 17:26 LITV And as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of Man.

It is only now we can truly grasp why it is that the “day” nor the “hour” can not be known. For this is when those integers of time have gone back to Tohubohu. If the increments of a day are no longer known they are therefore unknown. We calculate time by the hour, and this is from where we derive our temporal saecula of a day. If a day is defined as a single complete rotation of the earth on it's axis, and that is divided by 24, it must be concluded that these constant integers become variables. Literally, not only our perception, but the calculations of time itself will be in flux. Time itself will truly go Topsy-Turvy, so to speak. Thinking back upon the difficult passages in Isaiah 24, we can see and understand why He said this very thing:

Isaiah 24:19-20 LITV The earth is breaking, breaking! The earth is crashing, crashing! The earth is tottering, tottering. (20) Like a drunkard, the earth is staggering, staggering! And it rocks to and fro like a hut. And its trespass is heavy on it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

THE question of the day, or days rather, is are we living in the end times? A pole from a research firm that focuses on faith issues says that as of 2013 two-fifths of Americans believe we’re at the end times, living out Revelation biblical principles. A full 40 percent of respondents in the Barna Group poll 18 or older agreed that “the world is currently living in the ‘end times’ as described by prophesies in the Bible.” Based on the information contained in Genesis 1:2, I conclude we are not, or at least not in what is known as the “great tribulation”. The real issue it this: WHEN do the “days of Noah” begin again. Fortunately for the Faithful, the Bible, God's Holy Word, uses the Hebrew phase Tohubohu twice. It is here, in this last usage, that provides us with the hint that leads to the discovery of all the clues.

Jeremiah chapter 4 details the events of the mighty Assyrian King of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, Nebuchadnezzar and the results of his invasion of Judah. It is in verse 23, contained within a lamentation of said event, that Tohubohu is implemented. This renders all preterist declarations about this prophecy being already fulfilled, null and void. What the Lord told Jeremiah to write in verses 19-31 was an analogous representation pointing to what is to come. Yes, Judah was invaded, and yes Jerusalem was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, but those events were only a shadow of this parabolic prophecy. This scripture is in fact detailing the event that triggers time going Topsy-Tury and the end days beginning.

Jeremiah 4:19-31 LITV My bowels! My bowels! I convulse in pain. O walls of my heart! My heart is restless within me. I cannot be silent, for I have heard, O my soul, the sound of the ram's horn, the alarm of war! (20) Ruin on ruin has been called; for the whole land is laid waste. Suddenly my tents are laid waste, my curtains in a moment. (21) Until when must I see the banner and hear the sound of the ram's horn? (22) For My people are foolish. They do not know Me. They are stupid children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but they do not know to do good. (23) I looked on the earth, and, behold! It was without form and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light. (24) I looked on the mountains, and, behold! They quaked, and all the hills were shaken. (25) I looked, and, behold! There was no man, and all the birds of the skies had fled. (26) I looked, and, behold! The fruitful place was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down before the face of Jehovah, before His glowing anger. (27) For so Jehovah has said, The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end. (28) The earth shall mourn for this, and the heavens above shall grow black, because I have seen, I have purposed and I will not repent, nor will I turn back from it. (29) Every city shall flee from the noise of the horsemen and shooters of the bow. They shall go into thickets and go up in the rocks. Every city shall be forsaken, and not a man shall live in them.(30) And you, O stripped one, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with crimson, though you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, though you make large your eyes with paint, you beautify yourself in vain. Lovers despise you; they will seek your life. (31) For I have heard a voice as of a sick woman, the anguish as one bearing her first child, the voice of Zion's daughter gasping and spreading her hands, saying, Woe is to me now, for my soul faints because of murderers.

It is suffice to say that the aligning of Isaiah chapter 24 and Jeremiah chapter 4 requires an exegesis that is well beyond the scope of a blog post. We can however cover some bullet points, if you will, of what all this entails. The machination of time, that being the revolutions per minute and orbital velocity of the earth, will be in a state of flux. The Host of Heaven will fall. A slaughter of the firstborn is planned by murderers. These points are well known to be stitches in the very fabric of all prophesies concerning the end of days. On this 3 things much data could be collected, correlated and brought to bare towards the edification of the Faithful. With that in mind, a call to a personal exhaustive study is warranted.

Let us return to the event horizon for Tohubohu in Genesis 1:2. What other data does this verse encode? In order to perceive that we must turn to the Bible Source Code itself. One thing stands out to me like a sore thumb. The second phrase in this data set is “and darkness on the face of the deep”, which contains חושך choshek (kho-shek') and תהום thowm (teh-home'). These two words, dark and deep respectively, only appear in two verses in the Bible Source Code. The first time is in the Masoretic text of Genesis 1:2, and the second in the Delitzsch text of Revelation 9:2.


Revelation 9:1-12 LITV And the fifth angel trumpeted. And I saw a star out of the heaven falling onto the earth. And the key to the pit of the abyss was given to it. (2) And he opened the pit of the abyss. And smoke went up out of the pit, like smoke of a great furnace. And the sun was darkened, and the air, by the smoke of the pit. (3) And out of the smoke locusts came forth to the earth. And authority was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have authority. (4) And it was said to them that they should not harm the grass of the earth, nor every green thing, nor every tree, except only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (5) And it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they be tormented five months. And their torment is as the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. (6) And in those days men will seek death, and they will not find it. And they will long to die, yet death will flee from them. (7) And the likenesses of the locusts were like horses having been prepared for war; and on their heads as crowns, like gold; and their faces like the faces of men. (8) And they had hairs like the hairs of women; and their teeth were like those of lions. (9) And they had breastplates like iron breastplates; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running to war. (10) And they have tails like scorpions, and their stings were in their tails; and their authority is to harm men five months. (11) And they have a king over them, the angel of the abyss. In Hebrew his name was Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon. (12) The first woe has departed; behold, after these things come two woes.

As much as everyone would like to believe the Book of Revelation is not a sequential list of chronological events. Academics have long failed to consider that many of the events in the Book of Revelation are synchronous. Consider the “time and times and one half time” temporal saecula, it is not only recorded three times, it is logged using different nomenclatures: a thousand two hundred and sixty days, and forty two months. There is no doubt that multiple events are happening at the same time, and therefor occur synchronously and not sequentially. The real question is whether the trumpets in the Book of Revelation are being sounded for maneuvers or annunciation. On the one hand the could be the sounds of the King for regiments in His Host to engage, but on the other the hand the King's ordination is not announced until chapter 19 verse 16.


The scope of this post is at an end. I hope I have edified, and encouraged you to the point of inspiring self study into these things.

All scripture from Green's Literal Translation (LITV). 
Copyright 1993 by Jay P. Green Sr. 

Copyright 02/26/2017
Matthew Miller

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

5777 in The Bible - Part 1 The Law



We are formally in the Year of our Lord 2017, we are also in the midst of 5777 From the Creation of the World .  These two temporal saeculas, albeit overlapping, are separated both by time and world views.  One the one hand, 2017 began on January the 1st and ends on December the 31st.  On the other hand, 5777 began on October the 3rd 2016 and ends on the 20th of September 2017.  Even in time itself is the Jewish and Gentile Churches at odds one with another.  On one point in particular does sheep from both sides of the aisle agree upon, that this Hebrew year is prophetic.  The Jews have been brought into the remembrance of  the ethical writer and mystic Judah Ben Samuel of Regensburg prophesying that 5777 would usher in Jerusalem being under the control of the Jews and the start of the Messianic “end times”.  The Gentiles have been informed the "wondrous sign" of Revelation 12 occurs in September of 2017.  Both Churches derive this, as well as all beliefs, from their firm conviction that all things prophetic originate in The Bible, God's Holy Word.

One would think that a simple search would uncover a voluminous material direct from the pages of scripture, however this is not the case.  I for one am wholly and woefully exasperated to find the entertainment industry at the heart of most so called "prophesy experts" research.  They talk about the Trump effect and how his birthday is somehow relevant.  They talk about how the theatrical releases such as "Wonder Woman" and "Alien: Covenant" are a part of predictive programming and that somehow the Illuminati have enlightenment that far surpasses the prophets of the Lord our God named in scripture.  What is even more frustrating is the fact that centered around all of this is their entire point of reference being based in non-Biblical terminology.  These "prophesy experts" seeming achieve their enlightenment from the entertainment industry by way of sports as well.  They direct the Church's attention to the Superbowl halftime show, commercials, and anything else that may entertain rather than edify.

I for one want the facts and nothing but the facts.  There is there a way to perceive 5777 in The Bible, and the real experts call it AlphaNumerics.  The fact of the matter is, is that God used two languages, Hebrew and Greek, to give us His Word and both of them never had Arabic numerals.  In both Hebrew and Greek you either wrote it out, such as Five Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Seven, or you spelled it out with AlphaNumerics.  This was done because in both cases every single letter was and is a number.  At this juncture it must be pointed out that frustratingly enough the so called "prophesy experts" once again obscure the edification process by interjecting entertainment of the worst kind.  They call this process "Gematria" for the Hebrew, and "Isopsephy" for the Greek, labeling them both witchcraft, yet at the same time they inform you that God used this very thing to relay to us the number of the beast.  Apparently they only wish to reveal the negative connotations, for God also used AlphaNumerics to sum up those sealed in Revelation chapter 7.  Adding insult to injury, they fail to edify the Church that those on Mount Zion in Revelation chapter 14 are summed by writing out the number, thereby clearly defining those as two different groups.

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, let us look at real numbers surrounding 5777 and temporal saeculas that could be Biblically significant.

June 7th, 2017 will be the 50th anniversary of the Israeli reclaiming the Temple Mount.  Leviticus 25:10-11 states that the Year of Jubilee occurs in the 50th year.

August 29th, 2017 will be the 120th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress.  Genesis 6:3 God stated that man's years would be 120.

November 2nd, 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.  Genesis 21:5 states that Abraham was 100 years old when the seed of promise was born.

November 29th, 2017 will be the 70th anniversary of the United Nations vote to establish a Jewish promise land in Israel.  Psalm 90:10 states that a generation is normally 70 years long.  Jeremiah 29:10 states that the children of Israel were in captivity for 70 years.

December 23rd, 2016, a complete nine month  birthing cycle before the "wondrous sign" of Revelation 12 occurs, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, thereby dividing the land into Promise/non-Promise parcels.

These temporal saeculas are real.  They occur this year.  These are the facts, that 5777 is AlphaNumberically in the Masoretic Text 50, as in Fifty, times.  Where can both sides of the aisle find this information?  Why has this not been given?  Is this information just entertainment or is it edification?  Come and see...

#01 Genesis 48:14 LITV
And Israel sent forth his right hand and put it on the head of Ephraim; and he was the younger. And he put his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands; for Manasseh was the first-born.

(Gen 48:14 [Masoretic/Delitzsch])
וישלח ישראל את ימינו וישת על ראש אפרים והוא הצעיר ואת שמאלו על ראש מנשה שכל את ידיו כי מנשה הבכור


#02 Exodus 2:3 LITV
And she was not able to hide him any longer, and she took a basket for him made of papyrus, and she daubed it with bitumen and with pitch. And she put the child in it, and placed it in the reeds by the lip of the Nile.

(Exodus 2:3 [Masoretic/Delitzsch])
ולא יכלה עוד הצפינו ותקח לו תבת גמא ותחמרה בחמר ובזפת ותשם בה את הילד ותשם בסוף על שפת היאר


#03 Exodus 16:12 LITV
I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel. Speak to them, saying, Between the evenings you shall eat flesh; and in the morning you shall be satisfied with bread; and you shall know that I am Jehovah your God.

(Exodus 16:12 [Masoretic/Delitzsch])
שמעתי את תלונת בני ישראל דבר אלהם לאמר בין הערבים תאכלו בשר ובבקר תשבעו לחם וידעתם כי אני יהוה אלהיכם


#04 Leviticus 13:55 LITV
And the priest shall look on that in which the plague is after it has been washed. And, behold, if the plague has not changed its appearance, and if the plague has not spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it with fire; it is eaten away in its inside or in its outside.

(Leviticus 13:55 [Masoretic/Delitzsch])
וראה הכהן אחרי הכבס את הנגע והנה לא הפך הנגע את עינו והנגע לא פשה טמא הוא באש תשרפנו פחתת הוא בקרחתו או בגבחתו


#05 Numbers 7:87 LITV
All the animals for the burnt offering, twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve yearling he lambs, and their food offering; and the twelve males of the goats for a sin offering;

(Numbers 7:87 [Masoretic/Delitzsch])
כל הבקר לעלה שנים עשר פרים אילם שנים עשר כבשים בני שנה שנים עשר ומנחתם ושעירי עזים שנים עשר לחטאת


#06 Numbers 18:8 LITV
And Jehovah spoke to Aaron, saying, And I, behold, I have given to you the charge of My heave offerings, of all the dedicated things of the sons of Israel. I have given them to you for the anointing, and to your sons, by a never ending statute.

(Numbers 18:8 [Masoretic/Delitzsch])
וידבר יהוה אל אהרן ואני הנה נתתי לך את משמרת תרומתי לכל קדשי בני ישראל לך נתתים למשחה ולבניך לחק עולם


#07 Numbers 18:8 LITV
And Jehovah spoke to Aaron, saying, And I, behold, I have given to you the charge of My heave offerings, of all the dedicated things of the sons of Israel. I have given them to you for the anointing, and to your sons, by a never ending statute.

Numbers 18:8 (Masoretic/Delitzsch)
וידבר יהוה אל אהרן ואני הנה נתתי לך את משמרת תרומתי לכל קדשי בני ישראל לך נתתים למשחה ולבניך לחק עולם


#08 Numbers 18:26 LITV
And you shall say to the Levites; and you shall speak to them, When you take the tithe from the sons of Israel, which I have given to you from them, for your inheritance, then you shall lift from it a heave offering of Jehovah, a tithe of the tithe.

(Numbers 18:26 (Masoretic/Delitzsch)
ואל הלוים תדבר ואמרת אלהם כי תקחו מאת בני ישראל את המעשר אשר נתתי לכם מאתם בנחלתכם והרמתם ממנו תרומת יהוה מעשר מן המעשר


#09 Numbers 33:54 LITV
And you shall inherit the land by lot, by your families. You shall increase the inheritance to the many, and you shall diminish the inheritance to the few; wherever the lot falls out to him, it is his. You shall inherit by the tribes of your fathers.

(Numbers 33:54 (Masoretic/Delitzsch)
והתנחלתם את הארץ בגורל למשפחתיכם לרב תרבו את נחלתו ולמעט תמעיט את נחלתו אל אשר יצא לו שמה הגורל לו יהיה למטות אבתיכם תתנחלו


#10 Deuteronomy 4:40 LITV
And you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am commanding you today, so that it may be well with you, and with your sons after you, and so that you may prolong your days on the earth, which Jehovah our God is giving to you all the days.

(Deuteronomy 4:40 (Masoretic/Delitzsch)
ושמרת את חקיו ואת מצותיו אשר אנכי מצוך היום אשר ייטב לך ולבניך אחריך ולמען תאריך ימים על האדמה אשר יהוה אלהיך נתן לך כל הימים


#11 Deuteronomy 16:11 LITV
And you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God, you and your son, and your daughter, and your male slave, and your slave-girl, and the Levite that is inside your gates, and the alien, and the fatherless, and the widow that are among you, in the place which Jehovah your God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there.

(Deuteronomy 16:11 (Masoretic/Delitzsch)
ושמחת לפני יהוה אלהיך אתה ובנך ובתך ועבדך ואמתך והלוי אשר בשעריך והגר והיתום והאלמנה אשר בקרבך במקום אשר יבחר יהוה אלהיך לשכן שמו שם



#12 Deuteronomy 17:5 LITV
then you shall bring out to your gates that man or that woman who has done this evil thing, the man or the woman; and you shall stone them with stones, and they shall die.


(Deuteronomy 17:5 (Masoretic/Delitzsch)
והוצאת את האיש ההוא או את האשה ההוא אשר עשו את הדבר הרע הזה אל שעריך את האיש או את האשה וסקלתם באבנים ומתו


Copyright 02/08/2017
Matthew Miller