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The Book was HACKED
Why? Read and decide for yourself
Beginning in February of this year, until yesterday, I have been working on a book about Bible prophecy and the signs of the End Times. Recently, I foolishly released a preview of my work in a column. Late yesterday evening, 90 pages of book turned into gobbledygook on my computer. Mere coincidence?
The conclusions that my research had produced were startling — sometimes even to me. According to my observations and calculations, The Tribulation has already begun. (Actually, just as an earthquake has a precursor event several miles beneath the Earth's surface, days or weeks before the actual quake, we are in the precursor event of The Tribulation. The actual start of The Tribulation should be in a few days, when the "dog star" Sirius appears in the night sky. The difference between the precursor and the actual start is 13 days. The two dates equate to the difference between the Hebrew and Egyptian dates used to mark the start of summer. Jesus used the parable of the fig tree to teach that we will know "when summer is near".)
The precursor event started on Friday, 20 June 2008, when the California wildfires were ignited by an unprecedented storm of "dry lightning". That corresponds to Revelation 8:5, when an angel threw down fire from the altar of God. On that same day, Israel held a military readiness exercise to prepare for a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. (Iran responded by digging 320,000 graves along its borders -- approximately the combined number of Israeli and American troops that could threaten Iran.) And, visiting French president Nicolas Sarkozy faced a gunfire incident — originally feared to be an assassination attempt, but reportedly a suicide by one of the police officers on the security detail — while leaving Israel. Also, on that same day, news reports began to surface of a societal survey that shows even a majority of declared Christians no longer believe that their religion is the only way to salvation. (Remember, Jesus warned that The Tribulation could not begin until there was a "great falling away".)
The book, Tribulation: 2008, included maps, photos, and was heavily footnoted with other supporting documentation. The online version (which was almost complete when my computer was apparently hacked) contained links to every major supporting Web page, so that readers could verify information and dig even deeper for themselves.
Here is just a sample of the information presented in Tribulation: 2008.
- The seven seals of the scroll in Revelation have already been opened. (The first was opened in 1898. The seventh was opened in 1993.)
- John's description of events after the sixth seal was opened precisely matches a summary of a thermonuclear explosion. That type of explosion is produced by a hydrogen bomb, but not by an atomic bomb. Hydrogen is the key element in water. In Genesis, God's Spirit moved upon the waters. By the time of the sixth seal, man had learned to use for destruction the same element that God had used for Creation. Thus, the sixth seal was opened in 1952, when the United States conducted Operation Ivy Mike to explode the world's first hydrogen bomb. When the seal was opened, among other things, "the sky was rolled back like a scroll", and the largest earthquake ever recorded happened three days later at a point along the same tectonic plate where Ivy Mike exploded.
- The four winds of Revelation have already blown. (Three were good winds, one was a bad wind — just like the four winds that blew upon Israel in the Exodus account — but the modern ones were "winds of change".) And, just like in the Exodus account, the fourth wind was brought about by something that Israel did in open defiance of God's provision.
- The period of "silence in Heaven" began the day that the Oslo "Peace" Accords were signed in 1993. The silence — which lasts "about half an hour" in Heaven, and just short of 20 years on Earth — is about to be broken by the sound of the first trumpet. (Exactly "half an hour" in Heaven is equal to 20.83 years on Earth. But, the Scripture says "about" for a reason. Saint John admonished not to change "one word" of the Revelation.)
- The "Palestinians" with whom that "peace" was signed are the direct descendants of the ancient Philistines, the persistent enemies of Israel. To this day, the Arabic word to describe them is transliterated Filistin.
- This week is exactly 100 years from the "Tunguska Event" over western Siberia. That event — largely thought to be caused by a giant asteroid, although no fragments have ever been found — seemed to be a parallel warning of the events associated with the blowing of the first trumpet.
- An earthquake will occur in the area where fire thrown down from Heaven caused lightning and wildfires. Last weekend, there was a political "earthquake" when California's American Independent Party broke away from the Constitution Party and instead affiliated with the new America's Independent Party. By that unanimous committee vote, the brand-new AIP replaced the CP as the third-largest political party in the United States. (But, the wildfires are burning along the San Andreas Fault. If the rock formations heat up, will it cause a physical earthquake? Time will tell.)
- "... in the days of Noah", there was a global government that God overturned by force (with a flood). There now exists another global government (the United Nations), and the Son of God will soon come back to overturn it by force. The evidence of that ancient government is located, among other places, in the waters between the US and Cuba. Now do you see why The Left does not want any oil exploration there?
- This year's Summer Solstice was an unusual calendar event. Because this is a leap year, the date was the 20th, and not the 21st, of June. The shortest night of this year also began a Jewish Sabbath. Significantly, it is also exactly 3½ years from the Winter Solstice of 2012. That day is the last day on the Mayan Calendar — thought by many scientists to be the most accurate calendar in history. Despite its accuracy, carved into a stone wheel, it is incapable of calculating a date beyond 21 December 2012.
- Moving forward another 3½ years from that date puts us at the Summer Solstice of 2015. That is in the middle of a "tetrad" of solar and lunar eclipses. Jesus said, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light." (emphasis added) The Tribulation is a seven-year period, divided into two halves of 3½ years each. The second half, The Great Tribulation, is far worse than the first, because of the reign of The Antichrist.
- Jesus taught that "no man knows the hour nor the day" of His return. But, He also taught that "you will know the signs and seasons". Genesis says that the Moon was put into place to mark the "seasons". The Hebrew Calendar is a lunar calendar. The "season" marked by the moon is one month. There are two numbers of days given in the Bible for the persecutions of believers during The Great Tribulation: 1,260 days; and 1,290 days. They are one month apart. Jesus said that the terrible destruction at the end of The Great Tribulation would be "cut short". Therefore, although we might not know "the hour or the day", we can calculate about a one-month window for Jesus' return.
- There are two significant periods of Israelite history that, according to some very smart people, lasted exactly 14,000 days. There is a political figure that first came into power 14,000 days before the beginning of May 2015. That is the month before the end of the seven-year period of The Tribulation.
- That political figure has a known history of making sure that negative information is suppressed or distorted. Some investigators believe that political figure could be the instigator of more than 50 murders to suppress such information.
- There is a simple numeric formula for that political figure's name. The formula comes out to 666.
- That political figure is the only remaining signatory to the Oslo Peace Accords. (One of the others was assassinated for "giving away" Israel.)
The "Oslo 2" accords -- Article 13, signed 26 Oct 1994 -- included an agreement to build a road from Damascus to Cairo. See the prediction in Isaiah 19:23 to build a king's highway from Assyria to Egypt, and compare it to "he" in the covenant of Daniel 9:27. Same man: The Antichrist.
(And, while you're in Daniel, take a look at Verse "9-11".)
- In the Old Testament, a serious illness caused King Hezekiah to ask God for healing. God added 15 years to his life. But, his kingdom was destroyed because he showed the Temple treasures to his enemies. And, the son that was born during that 15-year period became the most evil king in the history of Israel (Mannasseh). The coming "king" will be the most evil in all of history.
- The First Temple was destroyed after King Hezekiah thought that he could make peace with his enemies by negotiation and appeasement. He had become proud, and forgot that his added years came from God. Modern Israel has tried -- repeatedly -- to appease the enemies bent on her destruction. The Oslo "Peace" Accords, instituting "land for peace", sealed Israel's fate.
- The name of the city of Oslo can be defined as "god" or "deity" in the Old Norse language. For 300 years, Oslo was called Christiania. So, when Israel declared in writing that they thought God could not protect them without appeasement (and, thus, showed that they were "ashamed" of God), they did so in a city that had changed its name (and thus showed that they were "ashamed" of Jesus). Keep in mind what Jesus said about those that are "ashamed of Me before men".
- The city's name was changed from Christiana back to Oslo on 11 July 1924. On the Hebrew Calendar, that date was 09 Tammuz 5684 -- exactly one month before the 9th of Av.
- This coming September will be 15 years from the signing of the Oslo "Peace" Accords. This year, the 9th of Av will fall on 10 Aug 2008. Iran (Persia) and the Philistines are stepping up their rhetoric about destroying Israel.
- The political figure mentioned above is 15 years older than the presidential candidate that he recently endorsed. (And, that endorsement shocked political observers, because the political figure is married to the endorsed candidate's party-primary opponent. The party's nominee will not be officially decided until the convention later this year.)
- Although their birthdates are different on the Gregorian calendar, both of those men of politics were born on exactly the same date (the 22nd of Av) on the Hebrew calendar! That date is exactly 13 days from the disastrous 9th of Av, the date on which both of the Hebrew Temples were destroyed. The Third Temple will play a key role in the reign of the coming Antichrist.
- There is a concept in Bible scholarship called the Six-Day Week. It is based on 2nd Peter 3:8. That verse ("... with the Lord, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day.") is the key to understanding much of the book Tribulation: 2008. God created the world in six days, and then rested on the seventh day. Man has lived six thousand years on Earth. We are nearing the end of the age of man. The total period since Creation until the end of The Great Tribulation is exactly 13 days ... in Bible time. On the 14th day — the end of man's week, and the start of eternity — we believers will enter into "rest" with God.
- The modern Gregorian Calendar is out of synch with the Julian Calendar, which was used by the Romans in the time of Jesus, by exactly 13 days.
Of course, it could be a total coincidence that my computer was hacked just before the completion of such a book. If you think that, then you'd probably think that all these points above, plus all the others in the book, were also mere coincidence.
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Tom Kovach (rhymes with "watch") lives near Nashville, is a former USAF Blue Beret, and has written for several online publications. In 2006, he published his first book. Tom is an inventor, a horse wrangler, a certified paralegal, and former network talk-show host. He has also run for Congress. To learn more, click: www.TomKovach.US.
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