April 15 watch date
Apr 16, 2013
Last week I posted the general watch dates, April 12-16. This was based on two things. First, the wave-sheaf offering (barley date) in 2003 fell on April 15, 2003, and so this year, April 15, 2013, is the ten-year Hezekiah Factor.
Secondly, I took note of the revelation from 2001 regarding April 12-16.
“My own revelation was that April 12-16 was linked to Matthew 4:12-16, with each verse applying to its corresponding date. This is the passage that begins with Jesus hearing of John’s arrest, which was the signal to begin His own ministry, headquartered in Capernaum.”
This passage in Matthew 4 leaves out some important details that Luke tells us in his gospel. After Jesus returned from his 40-day wilderness fast, he gave a little teaching in his home synagogue in Nazareth. When He read from Isaiah 61:1, 2 the people became furious with him for leaving out their favorite part of the passage, “and the vengeance of our God.” Knowing their thoughts, Jesus drew their attention to the fact that in Elijah’s day the prophet was sent to a Phoenician from the land of Sidon, and in Elisha’s day only Naaman the Syrian was healed of leprosy.
Nazareth was, after all, a Jewish settlement in Samaria. Their whole focus was on displacing the Samaritans, much like the Israeli settlements in Palestine are today. Their mindset was anti-Samaritan, and so when Jesus pointed out that God loved non-Jews, they were so angry that they tried to throw him off the nearby cliff (Luke 4:28-30).
That was probably the day that Jesus left Nazareth. But some months later, when John was arrested, Matthew shortens the story by telling us in verses 12-13, “Now when He heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum…”
We really don’t know where He was after He was nearly killed in Nazareth, but we know that when John was arrested, He went to Capernaum along the Sea of Galilee to set his headquarters for His ministry.
So how does this apply to April 12-16? It is the time when the price of gold and silver fell off the cliff. The price began to collapse April 12, and it seems to have hit bottom April 15. (Actually, back in 2001 I was given Matthew 4:12-15, but I included verse 16 because it completes the thought.)
Another event also occurred on April 15. A huge fireball exploded over central Spain, much like what occurred over Russia last month.
This reminds me of Matthew 4:16,
16 The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a light dawned.
What are the odds of that? Does this perhaps foreshadow the start of the Open Door Ministry, otherwise known as the Ministry of Christ? Verse 17 says,
17 From that time Jesus began to preaching and say, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Then, of course, there was the bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, as two bombs exploded near the finish line. Three were killed, and well over 100 wounded, some seriously. This will no doubt prove to be another turning point in American liberty, as the security organizations gain more power. In that way, it is comparable to 911.
But it makes me wonder why the police seemed to have advance notice of this bombing. They deny it, of course, but people are asking why the bomb-sniffing dogs were already prepositioned near the finish line of the Marathon.
Remember that Boston is the place of the Boston Tea Party and the place where gun control was first imposed by the British. The “shot heard round the world” occurred there as well on April 19, 1775.
The American uprising against the British in Lexington, Massachusetts, began on April 19, 1775, but Patriots Day is celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine on the third Monday in April, falling this year on April 15....
"It's a day that celebrates the free and fiercely independent spirit that this great American city of Boston has reflected from the earliest days of our nation," President Obama said Monday, a few hours after a pair of bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing at least three and injuring dozens more.
The Boston Marathon is a tribute to “Patriots Day” and is celebrated on the third Monday in April to honor the “shot heard round the world” on April 19, 1775. Just as that “shot” was the first of many which began the American Revolution, so also (it would seem) yesterday’s event was the “bomb heard round the world.” Is this, too, an opening shot in a revolution to come? It seems to me that someone wants a revolution to occur, whether it is “right wing extremists” or another attempt by Homeland Security to justify their position and restrict American liberty.
Time will tell, of course, but I hate to think that all those bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan might also happen here. We have a very open and vulnerable society. To switch over to a nation more concerned with security than with liberty would mark an enormous sea change in American life. The article above reminds us:
It's now a day that will go down in history along with other violent U.S. incidents in April, including the 1993 FBI siege of David Koresh's compound in Waco, Texas, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a mass shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 and the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.
Only the Waco siege and the Oklahoma City bombing actually occurred on April 19, the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Still, to many following developments in Boston online, the proximity of Monday's attack to the April 19 anniversaries was enough to suggest an act of domestic terrorism.
Making these connections with past events is disturbing.
Finally, I received word that the woman in the wilderness is again under siege spiritually, with a death in the family and a robbery of the family business over the past week end. I received an appeal for prayer, but have no specific word yet about what to do. This has again delayed the Open Door Ministry, in much the same way as we saw last December and January during our Cosmic Prayer Campaign.
It appears, however, that this delay will only last until the end of this month, essentially taking us to the time of the Second Passover (April 24) and its wave-sheaf offering (April 28). I will keep you posted on further developments as they happen. Someday, when the whole story can be told, it will make great reading!
Dr. Stephen Jones