January 2015 Yavoh

This January issue of the YAVOH could be the most important one you have ever read! If Israel was successful in establishing and dedicating an altar in December or is about to do so in January, then on or about January 28 is a time that must be seriously watched.

If you count 1,335 days beginning with Wednesday, January 28, 2015 you will find yourself at the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles in 2018. The prophecies of the end, and specifically the Great Tribulation, begin with an altar and its daily sacrifice that will be halted. The altar shutdown is to begin “in the middle of the week” (Daniel 9:27). Wednesday is the middle of a week.

The daily sacrifice is called the Tamid offering, which means continual. It is an offering of a lamb in the morning and at evening with an offering of grain and wine for each lamb. These lambs are the first and last offerings of the day. However, should either the morning or evening lambs not be offered, the altar ceases to be a valid altar to the Lord. It must be torn down and another one built.

This is the first of two prophecies that define the Abomination of Desolation. The second element of that prophecy is the setting up of a statue (an image) of the antimessiah on the temple mount where he is proclaimed Savior of the World. Yeshua taught that the prophecy from the Book of Daniel about the Abomination of Desolation would initiate the Great Tribulation, followed by His return “in the days immediately following the tribulation.”

The Book of Daniel specifies that the Great Tribulation will last 1,290 days from the shutdown of the altar and is followed by what is called the “blessed day” 45 days later, totaling 1,335 days.

From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! Daniel 12:11-12

The Great Tribulation begins in the winter season. Yeshua spoke to this matter directly when He warned that those fleeing Judea at the setting up of the image would be affected by the nearness of Sabbath and the season of winter. Interestingly enough, 30 days after January 28, 2015 is February 27 and is a Friday. Sabbath will begin at sundown that day.

But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. Matthew 24:20

It follows then that the season at the conclusion of the 3½ year tribulation must be the opposite of winter. Therefore, it must be summer. Yeshua spoke to this season directly when He spoke of His return and compared it to the teaching of the fig tree.

Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; Matthew 24:32

The Apostle Paul also referenced these seasons and the 3½ years when he summarized his teaching of the end to the Thessalonians.

Now as to the times [years] and the epochs [seasons], brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. 1 Thessalonians 5:1

Essentially, Paul was inferring that we already know that the Great Tribulation is 3½ years (the times) long and it begins in a winter concluding in a summer (the epochs).

…Which brings us back to where we are this month of January, 2015. If the Great Tribulation is to begin this year, then the Abomination of Desolation (altar shutdown) must occur at the end of January. The day count prophecies are that precise. There is no ambiguity about the measurement of 1,335 days. If the altar is not set up in December or January, followed by the shutdown on schedule 1,335 days prior to Sukkot 2018, then it is not the fulfillment of the start of the Great Tribulation for this year. We must look to the future for its fulfillment.

Just as a note, if the altar is set up, I’m relatively sure that it will not remain operational for very long due the incredible animosity already currently being demonstrated in the world against Jewish prayer on the temple mount. Once the altar is operational, there will be a massive effort at many levels to shut it down.

For the last 20 years, the Lord has called me to speak directly about this altar going up and the start of the Great Tribulation. I truly believe we are the last generation based on the evidence of Scripture and the observations of the world today. No other generation has seen what we have seen in this generation. Nor can they compare themselves to the prophecies as we can do today. Not even in the previous generations with World Wars or the Great Depression does it compare to us in matching the prophecies. We are the greatest generation in numbers of people alive today (more than all generations combined in the history of the world); we are the most technologically advanced generation ever in the world; and we travel about as no other past generation could possibly imagine. The prophecy said that the last generation would have many people, knowledge would increase, and they would travel back and forth (Daniel 12:4).

There are many other evidences to support the idea that we are the last generation. That is why I left my secular career and dedicated myself to this ministry many years ago. Let us be clear. If we are the last generation, then the words of Yeshua are clear as well. We are not to pass away until all is complete (the Great Tribulation occurs and the Lord returns to establish His kingdom). I believe there are people alive today who will not suffer mortal death. The Lord will return prior to many of them passing away.

In these last 20 years, I have focused on preparing believers to know the specific prophecies of the end, and particularly about the Great Tribulation. Since I don’t believe in the popular rapture theory, I have encouraged the saints to prepare for a much bigger scenario that brings great glory to the Lord. Specifically, the prophecy says that the Lord will save His people by way of another exodus from the nations, an exodus that begins, interestingly enough, at a Passover early in the spring that follows the beginning of the Great Tribulation. I have also examined the other prophecies that specify dimensions in the days of the Great Tribulation. These include the days of the two witnesses (1,260 days) and the days that the remnant in Judea flees to protection (1,260). There is the time dimension of 42 months for the antimessiah to rule. By the way, that does not mean 1,260 days either. It is a specific dimension of 42 Hebrew months. There is also the prophecy of “2,300 evenings and mornings” that was sealed until the last days. I believe it measures the number of times the evening and morning sacrifice are missed until there are no more evenings and mornings (darkness has come to the earth) before the Lord comes. There are even more details offered to us in the prophecies that require additional explanation.

But let me say this after gleaning all that I can from the Scriptures and observing world events these last 20 years. This year, specifically this January 2015, has the strongest trending events I have seen to date for the start of the Great Tribulation. Much depends on what happens in December 2014 and January 2015. Should the final elements fall into place, then there are many prophecies and events to follow in February, March, and April of 2015.

By the time you read this issue of YAVOH, we will know if this is the year. You will be able to see and assess for yourselves by the end of the month of January. If it is and it happens, don’t panic. Prepare to leave and wait for the Passover in early April. If the events don’t happen, then we must remain faithful to the promise of the Master returning and wait for next year.

But let’s consider for a moment that events do happen. The seal, trumpet, and plague judgments don’t begin to fall on the world until the remnant has escaped. We will watch the other prophecies unfold to be truly convinced that the final days are upon us. This will be crucial evidence to suppress any lingering doubts about what is happening in prophetic fulfillment. Scripture teaches us that truth is established on the basis of two or three evidences. We will watch for the Lord to provide all of the confirming signs for the days we are in. We will have the opportunity to urge and encourage many to join us. Many will stay, destined for captivity and suffer death shortly thereafter. Many will stay, holding on to what they have and take up arms to defend it. They will die by the sword. But we will follow the pattern laid out in the Torah and be part of the Greater Exodus spoken of by Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and others for the last days. The last group will be those who escape, survive, and endure to see the coming of the Lord. As that last group, we will boldly leave our homes based on what God has said, not because we are in a panic or anyone is chasing us. Those will be exciting days to see and be part of.

As I said before, I have anticipated and sought out previous combinations of years that would fit the prophecies in the hopes of detecting multiple signs coming together. Each year has brought more signs and trends, but this is the first year that they are speaking of Jews praying on the temple mount. Let me explain what many people don’t understand about that.

If Jews are to be permitted to pray on the temple mount, then there must be a cordoned-off area that is dedicated for that purpose. With that area secure, they will set a cornerstone (they already have it ready); they will build an altar (they have already collected the materials); and they will begin to dedicate it (they have been training priests to do exactly this). They will then initiate the daily sacrifice (they already have the priests and lambs ready for this). This is what the prophecy in Revelation speaks of.

Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. Leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.” Revelation 11:1-2

The controversy of setting up the altar is already underway! We are in the final days and moments before the final steps will be taken. Furthermore, the Jews advocating the building of the altar have clearly stated that they do not want the entire temple mount. They are willing to allow the Dome and the Mosque to remain in place, just as the prophecy says. They only want the inner court where the altar and future sanctuary would be.  The altar shutdown prophecy is the first sign and START of the Great Tribulation.

But let’s step back from the anticipated altar for a moment. Do we see other elements that are to take place soon that are also first parts of the Great Tribulation?

The answer is Yes!

We know that the world is on the brink of great disaster. The prerequisites for the great judgments mentioned in Revelation are providentially laid out before us from world war and economic collapse, followed by food shortages (famine) and resulting diseases. Death is inevitable for many on a massive scale. The fourth seal says ¼ of mankind will die from these judgments. World leaders in both government and industry are anticipating that bad things are about to befall the entire world that follow the first fours seals in the book of Revelation.

We also know that the antimessiah is to come to power early in the Great Tribulation and be given 42 months to rule. April, 2015 to September, 2018 is 42 Hebrew months. If you will remember, it is the month of September 2018 that is the concluding month of the day dimension of 1,335 days. Both dimensions conclude in the same month of September 2018. Can we see anything special coming in April, 2015 that matches the prophecies?

The answer is an emphatic Yes!

Prince Charles of Wales is a prince who has been waiting many years for the crown to be passed down from his mother. For more than 60 years I have watched this man and followed his life. In fact, my life has paralleled him. But in the last 35 years, I have watched him because of the prophecy that said the antimessiah (the beast that is to come) must be a prince “on whom the honor of kingship has not been conferred” (Daniel 11:21). At the start of the Great Tribulation the prince that is to come is finally given a crown (the first seal of the Great Tribulation).

I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him; and he went out conquering, and to conquer. Revelation 6:2

According to press reports in the "Globe" (a British news service that closely follows the Royal family), Queen Elizabeth will abdicate her crown and give it to Charles on her birthday, April 21, 2015. There was speculation that she would skip him and give it to her grandson William. Apparently, William declined and Charles is to be become King Charles III. Plans for the coronation are now underway.

There is great apprehension already being expressed about this promotion for Charles. Instead of being quiet and laid back, leaving politics to Parliament as his mother has done, Charles has every intention of using his influence on government issues and government leaders. Understand this, being King of the United Kingdom has no power in itself, but the amount of influence he has is tremendous. This is as the prophecy says.

And through his shrewdness He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; and he will magnify himself in his heart, and he will destroy many while they are at ease. He will even oppose the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human agency. Daniel 8:25

Paul also makes reference to this influence as opposed to direct power that brings harm to the world.

And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, 2 Thessalonians 2:11

And many other leaders will give their power and authority to the antimessiah (Revelation 17:13).

There are a number of reasons why I have continued to watch Prince Charles for the past 35 years. Let me share just some of the intriguing elements and how he fits the prophecies.

The heraldry of Prince Charles matches the symbol of the Beast described in the Book of Revelation.

And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. Revelation 13:2

The prophecy appears to match the “Heraldic Beast,” which represents the former Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire from three distinct nations. The leopard represents France, the bear represents Germany, and the lion represents England. The beast is the symbol in the heraldry of Prince Charles’ family and will be his direct symbol as King in April, 2015. The red dragon is also a direct symbol of Prince Charles. It is the symbol of Wales and it is because he is the Prince of Wales that he is in line for the throne. In 1969, Charles received his Investiture at Caernarfon Castle in Wales. He received his title as the “Prince of Wales” indicating that he was the heir to the throne. Prominently displayed were banners of a red dragon, among others. In the ceremony, his mother the Queen placed the crown on his head and stated that the dragon had given him his power, throne, and authority! 

These prophecies are not merely symbolic; they are being fulfilled literally before our eyes and ears today.  It has always amazed me that with all of the prophecy books that have been written, with exception of one book, no one has taken notice that the very symbols of the beast and the dragon from the Book of Revelation are plainly visible among us.

One is the most compelling prophecies of the antimessiah is the clue concerning his name. The prophecy says that those who have insight and wisdom will be able to count the number of his name resulting in the numerical value of 666. I believe the number counting method is the well known method of Hebrew gematria (numerical equivalents for letters and words). In the Hebrew language, the alphabet is used as a number system as well, thus, each letter has a numerical value assigned to it.

Using the same Hebrew number system and applying it to the English alphabet yields the value of 666 for the name “Prince Charles of Wales.” Why count it in English, you might ask? First, it is the common language of the world and it is the first language of Prince Charles himself. But even more compelling is that when “Prince Charles of Wales” is translated into Hebrew, the name equals 666 as well. The odds of a single name spelled out in two different languages with the same gematria value and the value to be 666 are stunning to say the least.

This is how I first came to have an interest in Prince Charles as a candidate for the antimessiah. A friend and I wrote a computer program that calculated the values of all known public figures using the Hebrew gematria system. I was completely stunned to find that “Prince Charles of Wales” calculated to that numerical value.

There is another element to the prophecy of the antimessiah coming to power that has not yet presented itself. The antimessiah is to be assassinated! According to this prophecy, just before receiving his crown, the antimessiah is to receive a death wound to his head. Now here is the intriguing part of this particular prophecy. He will be raised up (healed) by the efforts of another person who is called the false prophet in prophecy and the Book of Revelation. However, the antimessiah will be left with the residual effects of damage to his right eye and right arm.

I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; Revelation 13:3

Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm and on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered, and his right eye will be blind. Zechariah 11:17

There have been attempts on Prince Charles’ life in the past so it is not a strange thing for him. In past interviews, he has stated that he is very wary of threats on his life, almost like he believes it will happen.

Let’s address this second figure that works with the antimessiah called the false prophet. He will play an important role with the beast in fulfilling the prophecies.

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And there was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. Revelation 13:11-15

Many believe that the likely candidate for the false prophet is the current Roman Catholic Pope. I favor that position as well. According to Catholic prophecies, Pope Francis is to be the last Pope for the Catholic Church. He, too, has some measure of controversy associated with him. He is moving rapidly to court other religious entities to join him in a major ecumenical role. According to the prophecy, the false prophet will promote the authority of the beast providing that all people in the world should follow the beast. He will even do miracles, including duplicating the famous miracle of Elijah calling fire down from heaven. He will also call for an image (statue) of the antimessiah to be erected and then cause the image (statue) to speak.

Isn’t it coincidental that Catholics have a history of believing miracles involving statues? It is also interesting to note that a prototype statue of Prince Charles has already been designed that matches the prophecy. This was announced many years ago. It displays Prince Charles standing on a globe with skulls and bones at his feet. He is dressed in a loin cloth with angelic wings attached to him. The inscription below reads: “Prince Charles, Savior of the World.”  All of these elements seem to fit together very well as we consider the prophecies of the antimessiah coming to power.

Virtually everyone in the world has heard something of the prophecies concerning the “mark of the beast.” This is to be some kind of device that is implanted into the forehead or hand of those following the beast system to enable them to buy and sell. The technology for this device already exists, and many governments are preparing to implement this program for identification purposes. It is presently in credit cards, passports, animal tagging, and only awaits governmental implementation to include people. However, because the prophecy is well known, there will be great opposition to it being implemented as the ID system has been tried before. To make it work for the masses, a very powerful religious leader will have to overcome the negative press of the prophecy by debunking the fear of those believing the prophecy. This is specifically addressed as a task of the false prophet.

And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17

There are several initiatives that will force people to become part of this coming “mark of the beast” system. Whether it is the ID for medical records or the financial system used for airlines and hotels to begin with, it is emerging. Some have suggested that by the summer of 2015 it will have to be in place, particularly if you are traveling to Europe and abroad.

Are there other evidences today that seem to hint at impending elements in the Great Tribulation?

The most visible of them all is the modern state of Israel and its struggles with the other nations. For more than 60 years, Israel has fought and defeated its Arab neighbors with the aid of such nations as France and the United States. However, in the most recent months and years, the relationship between Israel and its previously avowed allies has completely soured. Greatest of those is the United States. The United States no longer guarantees a veto vote in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) against resolutions aimed at harming Israel. You can thank President Barack Obama for this. The next UNSC resolution defining the state of Palestine and setting the borders is scheduled for a vote in the middle of December, 2014. Based on agreement between France, United Kingdom (England), and Germany, it sets a deadline for final negotiations to be completed two years later. If a negotiated deal does not take place, then the resolution presented to the UNSC defines the state of Palestine and divides the land of Israel. You can be assured that the Palestinians will not negotiate anything. This is purely an ultimatum and specific effort to lay siege to Jerusalem and to delegitimize the state of Israel.

Do you remember the three nations that formed the heraldic beast?  These same three nations are defining the ultimatum for Israel in the UNSC!

The significance of this is profound. The prophecy says “All nations will come against Israel” and the land is to be divided by the nations (United Nations?). The UNSC vote will fulfill this prophecy.

Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. Zechariah 12:2-3

I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land. Joel 3:2

These two factors are closely linked with the judgments of the Great Tribulation, which lead to the Day of the Lord. Let me say that again… When the nations of the world come against Jerusalem, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel, the stage is set for the Great Tribulation. Without a doubt we are on the brink of the nations taking the prophesied actions.

As of this writing, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Netanyahu has collapsed and the elections are scheduled for March 17, 2015. This is the worst of all scenarios for the government of Israel if the Great Tribulation begins this winter.

So, let’s summarize our situation here in January 2015.

First, there is great interest on the part of many Jews to have access to the temple mount, measure a court, and erect an altar. There is no lack of controversy concerning the Jews having access on the temple mount and the altar that will be there. (These are the prophecies about the Abomination of Desolation.)

Secondly, the controversy of Jews having access to the temple mount has brought renewed terrorist attacks from local Palestinians using knives, their vehicles, and guns. The leaders of the Arab world have ramped up their hatred of the Jews and Israel to new levels. The coalition government of Prime Minister Netanyahu has collapsed as a direct result of Jewish rights in the land and on the temple mount. New leading candidates for the position of Prime Minister are more “right wing,” favoring Jewish rights and the annexing a portion of the temple mount. This is a particularly dangerous time for Israel. A regional war could easily erupt far greater than the Gaza war out of the controversy of Jerusalem and the temple mount.  Need I mention the intentions of Hezbollah or ISIS/Al Qaeda elements on the northern border?

Thirdly, the United Nations Security Council is about to take up a resolution drafted by the Palestinians and sponsored by France, Germany, and England to set a deadline for negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel. France is to host these final talks. If a deal is not reached in the specified timeframe, then Palestine will be defined along the 1967 borders, which is completely unacceptable to Israel. The United States has told Israel privately that they will NOT veto the resolution—a clear breach of promise made by the President to Israel. The White House will not publically admit this to the American people. This is part of the prophecy concerning Jerusalem and dividing the land.

The leading candidate for the anti-messiah (Prince Charles) is anticipated to receive his crown in April, 2015. The first seal judgment of the Great Tribulation is a man riding a white horse that receives a crown and comes conquering. Coronations are huge events on the world stage. I wonder if the new King Charles will ride a white horse in the parade of his own coronation! King Charles III will have many things on his agenda that will impact the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and the rest of the world. This is the part of the prophecy from Revelation and the breaking of the first seal of judgments.

As these events unfold, I have to admit that I am feeling a mixture of excitement and concern. The excitement is seeing the Scriptures come alive and displayed for all to see as actual events. The concern is for the people who have no understanding of these prophecies or the public events that seem to match them.  Yeshua spoke of brethren in the last days who are asleep (not paying attention) and His coming being a sudden event for them. He even taught a parable about ten virgins (five prepared and five were unprepared).  We know that those not anticipating His return and not being prepared will be caught in dire circumstances and suffer greatly.

But I am encouraged that those who have turned to the Torah are watching Israel and praying for Jerusalem. I have done my best to be a watchman on the wall calling attention to these matters for a long time. And as a watchman, I am watching to see how this winter unfolds.

So, for the moment, have I forgotten anything that I needed to tell you?  Oh yeah…

Happy New Year!