updated 10-17-08
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II Thessalonians:  Chapter 2

1. Now we beseech you, brethren by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2. That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ at hand.                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, as that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing him that he is God.
5. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work, only he who now letteth will let until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of is mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and sign and lying wonders.
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.



Ps 46:4; - "[There is] a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God,
 the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the most High. "

compiled by Dee Finney

NOTE:  This is not the first time I've written about the Feast of Tabernacles.  I have seventeen other pages where I've talked about it.  But 2008 seems to be another matter regarding it and people all over the country are talking about an event that is predicted to happen on that date during the full moon of October 14, 2008.  That event is predicted at the end of the page by Blossom Goodchild.

Because of the great interest of this particular feast, I decided to meditate on it because I didn't particularly believe in what I had been hearing from others.

So to begin with, this is what I personally saw:

I decided to meditate on the Feast of the Tabernacles, then about the Galactic Federation because I had been told by a lifelong abductee that there is no such thing as a Galactic Federation. There are indeed groups of extraterrestrials and interdimensional beings involved in what happens on earth, but no real group called the "Galactic Federation" which is a human name for a group we don't know the real name of.
From what I saw in my meditations - someone has been incorrect - but I don't know who.  I went on the internet, to look for images to compare to what I saw, and the only image I found that matched the blue uniformed extratraterrestrials I saw was a picture of Ashtar from a page about George Van Tassell who met them in 1952.  Interestingly enough, President Eisenhower is also said to have met with a group of extraterrestrials the same year.

 A Youtube.com video shows that Blossom Goodchild uses this image who is Ashtar as George Van Tassell met. According to further meditation Ashtar is an Arcturian. I also saw that the Arcturians wear black see-thru helmets over their heads and faces when in atmosphere they can't breathe.
See Blossom's message following:
This is the uniform used by the extraterrestrial I saw. I saw no star in his hand. This being comes from a high priesthood.

NOTE: Since this page was put up, Blossom has said:


A few things of note if I may?

1.Other channellers are now confirming Oct 14th ,

2. On the net there is much talk of this event. I wish it to be known that those I channel say they are 'The Federation of Light' . I have not used the term Galactic, although I am not saying for a moment that they are not one and the same. I believe "The Federation' to be an ENORMOUS organisation of which many races, species, galaxies and universes are part. I do not channel Ashtar. Many do, and we are blessed for that. I channel 'The Federation of Light' and that is how they desire to be known to me . Please understand I am in no way decrying other channels and their work. (Far from it! )I am Truly grateful for their assistance in this HUGE task. I just felt the need to clarify these details. (small as they may seem)

Here is what I saw in my meditation:

Before I even connected on a higher level, I saw three explosions over a silver box - the cloud from the explosion was an ugly green color.

When I connected on a spiritual level I asked to see a vision connected to the Feast of the Tabernacle for this year, 2008. 
I saw a group of people celebrating and laughing and having a good time.
I then saw a plant with tall red stems with arrow shaped leaves on it.  It was beautiful and healthy.

It looked like this.  It is


 I actually just bought a plant like this, and it is poisonous to animals which happen to chew on it and they do because it tastes good to them.
Then I saw what looked like a green explosion coming up from the ground and it was rather exploding into a huge size very quickly.  I had seen that green explosion earlier before I even started meditating and it was over a silver box and I saw it three times but I couldn't determine what it was. The cloud of the explosion was an ugly green color.
I then saw a large newspaper or rug with people's images on both sides and it folded together making the people come together.  (Considering the Feast of the Tabernacle means "The Ingathering" - that made perfect sense.
I then asked about the Galactic Federation.  I wasn't expecting to get anything because I had been told that it didn't exist. 
I saw a group of people lined up arm in arm side by side wearing  bright blue skin tight uniforms (jumpsuits) with a white V shape section at the neckline. They were good looking people.  (See photo above) 
I then asked about October 14th and the Galactic Federation.
A person in a blue uniform as in the above picture asked a woman if she wanted to see her baby.  She was on her knees in front of the uniformed person and said to the man, "Of course I want to see my baby!"  and she stood up and they handed her the baby which she took into her arms.

MEDITATION -9-13-08 - This infant is going to be given a large gold medallion from the central being of the Galactic Federation who is of a high priesthood, which is going to 'feed' the young infant.

Upon asking for another scene about the Galactic Federation, I saw a different group of extraterrestrial or interdimensional beings, kneeling down together. These were dressed in bright green skin tight uniforms (jumpsuits) with bright green flowing capes over their backs. 

These beings were dark-haired. They were doing something over a dark pit or in-ground box of dirt like a grave-site but because of the flowing green capes, I couldn't see what they were doing in the box. The dirt was ground level - it wasn't a deep pit.
In a further meditation, I was told these were the Orions.

MEDITATION 9-13-08 - A father and a son met somewhere and they were laughing about what they were going to do on October 14th at the Feast of the Tabernacles. The Father was wearing a loose fitting shirt that was black with gold embroidery on the back with loose white sleeves.  The son said to him, "I've already taken off my 'hog shirt".

This is an example of the father's shirt except the sleeves were long.
This hog shirt is from the hall of fame of motorcycle racing, belonging to Bill Werner

Here is what is going on in October, 2008 in Alabama. Hope these guys also have their eyes on the skies during those days.:

4th Annual Barber Festival and AHRMA Racing at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, Alabama October 17-19.

The weekend will highlight the American Historic Racing Association (AHRMA) which features vintage motorcycle racing and marks their last race of the 2008 season.

The Barber Vintage Festival will also host a variety of events for spectators to enjoy including a swap meet, vintage demos, club gatherings and other attractions. Visitors will also have a rare chance to see and hear the exotic motorcycles from the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum which is home to one of the largest vintage and modern motorcycle collections in the world.

Park admission includes all events. Three day tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the gate. Single-day tickets for Saturday or Sunday are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Gates open at 7:30am each day. Children 12 and under admitted free with paying adult. Concessions will be available all weekend. Contact ZOOM Motorsports: 100 Grandview Place, Suite 110 Birmingham, AL 35243 (205) 967-4745

Note that the BMW VMCA will have an information booth set up in the club display area and an open meeting on Saturday.

FROM: http://bmwvmca.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=36



I decided to have a dream about what was going on so it would be more clear about October 14th.  (There is a full moon that day)
I found myself in a big factory. I don't know what was made there, the place seemed rather empty, but the focus was on the electrical system on the ceiling of the place.  I saw a light fixture connection on the ceiling (there was no light there) just the connection box.  I saw some red lasers coming down from this fixture box on the ceiling.  (See the weather/Haarp reference below)
I asked about the safety of the place and was told that everything was okay.
The workers left then and I was there alone by myself.  All of a sudden, I saw electric sparks coming from the electric fixture box.  Since I was all alone there and unfamiliar with the place and unaware of where the fire alarm box was, I had to run from the room to tell the workers to pull the fire alarm and call the electricians to turn off the electricity so repairs could be made to the system.
End of dream.
I can't say what was going on here and how that connects to October 14 when there is a full moon, but it appears that something good and something bad is happening at the same time.

You may bind it interesting why there is the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.  It is on this page:

Reader response to the lasers in the dream:


From: Sue - AR
Subject: Dee - lasers?


Dee spoke about lasers in her dreams. And Leena spoke about a wall of electronics out in space. Well, lasers are
what run holograms. If the spaceship about to show up is a hologram, then it would only be over a certain area. If it
doesn't go to other countries, then one would really have to wonder about it.

If the government knows its time is just about up, and that everyone on the internet is learning just how evil it is, what would it do to maintain control in a different way? Would it bring forth and stage for their evil aliens buddies to 'take over' and run things? And if it did, how would the other countries react? How would the Christians react to aliens, or the Muslims and other religions? What would happen to our national debt?

The fact that all the other channelers seem to be jumping on the band wagon shows how eager we all are for a change. But on the other hand, I never did care for "Lady Athena" as I really don't like people who are self promoting.

To find out more of what is REALLY going on, I think we all need to program to dream about this thing more. So far,
has anyone lately dreamed of the aliens showing up? And has been pointed out, the metallic ships are the lower 3D
ones. But lasers could produce images of the other variety just as well. It whatever shows in the skies doesn't go to
any of the other countries, then it is highly suspicious! Be warned!
From: Sue - AR
Subject: Dee: Message from Blossom -


I have been thinking about your message. The 'factory' where you were could be where the hologram is coming from.

From what I have read, there are two groups. One is called the Galactic Federation, and the other is called the Galactic Confederation. One is supposed to be good, and the other bad. I forget which was which.

I do know that Ashtar exists. I have seen him on several occasions. He and Sananda like to hang out together and
laugh a lot. I don't care what anyone says, I know Ashtar to be one of the good guys. His spaceship is one of the living light ones. I think there are a lot of fake Ashtars out there, though, that fool people. You have to see and decide for


I too feel a mixed emotion of this October 14 announcement.  I cannot forget the movie Independence Day when the huge ship appears and all those who are so eagerly awaiting it's arrival, go up on top of the building to meet it with joy iin their faces, then the terrible ray comes down and destroys them.
I have heard tell through those who have supposedly talked to black ops people that several countries have in existence a pulse weapon which can destroy all electrical circuits without necessarily affecting the populace...although if such a thing would happen, it would cause such havoc that many would inevitably die...no electricity in hospitals, homes, offices, no cell phones, no 911 service, no computers, no traffic lights, late model cars dead...only machines that were in use 30 or 40 years ago will be able to be used since their circuits would not be completely fried...  It could knock a country out of commission for days if not months.  Your dream vision deals with electricity and a problem thereof...so...what if???
Also, you saw two different types of these "aliens"...the blue ones appear to be good and the green ones, poisonous.



9-9-08 - Another reader responds: Cross posting:

The most famous of television broadcasts occurred in England on 26th November, 1977, on Southern ITV (which covered London, the South, and South East). The time was 5.12pm and the message (audio only) interrupted the evening news. Lasting 51/2 minutes, it was superimposed over the voice of the newsreader, Ivor Mills. No less than five transmitters were hijacked simultaneously, spread over great distances, and the Independent Broadcasting Authority were not even aware that the message was overriding their signal; as the transmitters would have been switched off immediately. Possibly, this was because the source of the overriding signal was not terrestrial in nature. The newsreader appeared completely oblivious to the situation and continued as usual, while the voice spoke slowly and calmly, as if echoing through water. The transcript is below: 'This is the voice of Gramaha, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you.

For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak to you now in peace and wisdom
as we have done to your brothers and sisters  all over this, your planet Earth. 'We come to warn you of the destiny of your race and your world so that you may communicate to your fellow beings the course you must take to avoid the disasters which threaten your world, and the beings on our worlds around you.

This is in order that you may share in the great awakening, as the planet passes into the New Age of Aquarius.

The New Age can be a time of great peace and evolution for your race, but only if your rulers are made aware
of the evil forces that can overshadow their judgments. 'Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again.

For many years your scientists, government and generals have not heeded our warnings; they have continued to experiment with the evil forces of what you call nuclear energy. Atomic bombs can destroy the Earth, and the beings of your sister worlds, in a moment. The wastes from atomic power systems  will poison your planet for many thousands of your years to come. 'We, who have followed the path of evolution for far longer than you, have long since realized this - that atomic energy is always directed against life. It has no peaceful application.

Its use, and research into its use, must be ceased at once, or you all risk destruction.

All weapons of evil must be removed. 'The time of conflict is now past.

The race of which you are a part may proceed to the highest planes of evolution if you show yourselves worthy to do this.

You have but a short time to learn to live together in peace and goodwill. 'Small groups all over the planet are learning this, and exist to pass on the light of the dawning New Age to you all.

You are free to accept or reject their teachings, but only those who learn to live in peace will pass to the higher realms of Spiritual evolution. 'Hear now the voice of Gramaha, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you.

Be aware also that there are many false prophets and guides operating in your world. They will suck your energy from you - the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends giving you worthless dross in return. 'Your inner Divine Self will protect you from this. You must learn to be sensitive to the Voice within that can tell you what is Truth, and what is confusion, chaos and untruth.

Learn to listen to the Voice of Truth which is within you and you will lead yourselves on to the path of evolution.
'This is our message to our dear friends. We have watched you growing for many years as you too have watched our lights in your skies.

You know now that we are here, and that there are more beings on and around your Earth than your scientists admit. 'We are deeply concerned about you and your path towards the light and will do all we can to help you.
Have no fear, seek only to know yourselves, and live in harmony with the ways of your planet Earth.

We of the Ashtar Galactic Command thank you for your attention.

We are now leaving the plane of your existence. May you be blessed by the Supreme Love and Truth of the

The message received a mixed reaction: some listeners were terrified, some intrigued, while others remained skeptical. Of course, the media denounced the broadcast as a hoax, even though the Independent Broadcasting Authority failed to explain how its stringent security system was bypassed; and the supposed terrestrial perpetrators have never been found. According to other stories, it would seem that broadcasts of a similar nature occurred worldwide, even in different areas of the UK. 'We speak to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all over this, your planet Earth.' The Ashtar Galactic Command, as mentioned in the broadcast, features quite prominently in 'channeled' and contactee material going back to the early 1940s. In channelings subsequent to the broadcast, the entities have claimed responsibility. In 1994 at least three independent channelers' published information that the Ashtar Command were planning another similar series of broadcasts. However, it appears that proposed dates have so far not been met.

press link http://tx.mb21. co.uk/gallery/ hannington/ spacemessage- offair.mp3 then you can hear the broadcast for yourself.


9-15-08  Reader Response


I have been reading this thread...and something popped into my head this morning...might be related but maybe not. Remember Project Blue Beam?

Maybe that is beginning.... There is a lot of aerospace technology involved with that...and originally started with NASA but might also be connected to Boeing.

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/projectbluebeam25jul05.shtml  1994

http://www.greatdreams.com/bluebeam-project.htm   1995



Except...the churches have become so distorted...religion at home might be the better way because the churches themselves might promote Project Blue Beam...rather than the original theory behind it. Beware anything that looks like the 1950's sci-fi in the sky!!

love you,



Supernova Window - brings disasters:
posted 9-16-08
Subject: supernova
Importance: High
September / October: Third   SUPERNOVA window -
From Sunday September 21st through Monday October 20th 2008
There is a concentration of negative celestial energy approaching so be extremely prudent in driving, and expect chain-reaction accidents. Be prepared for delays, strikes, and nature producing awful weather, including hurricanes and tornadoes. The same energy that produced the Titanic disaster, the Asia tsunami the Northridge Los Angeles and Kobe Japan earthquakes and major other calamities is approaching again.
Remember the thwarted terrorist attack of August 2006 in the UK where the BA canceled thousands of flights just because all passengers did not check ALL handbags before boarding their planes. Those people did not have a copy of Moon Power and paid the price of ignorance and suffered serious delays and frustrations that could easily been avoided had they travel before or after those dates.
Double-check all your appointments, and if you can postpone traveling and flying during this Supernova "window". If you must fly like I do very often simply make sure to purchase your ticket and make your reservation during a waxing moon and the stars will not bother you.
Remember the Universal Laws do not care for birthday or religious holidays or else, simply think of crossing the street while the light is red or ignore a stop sign, then see what will happen to you. Those laws are impartial and written by God not men and messing them up will bring about serious penalty.
Note that; I flew only a few days before the Full Moon in August 2006 to Thailand during a “Supernova Window” to write this book and I traveled safely and avoided all trouble. Remember knowledge is power - ignorance is evil!
Communication and electricity will be cut off, and a general loss of power is to be expected. Appliances, computers, telephones, planes, trains, cars, all of these "tools" will be affected by this energy. They will be stopped in one way or another.
Expect trouble with the post office, education, students, strikes, prisoner’s escape, newspapers, broadcasting industries and computer viruses may bother us again.
Many a failed mission and expensive electronic equipment (Mars probe etc.) and our tax dollars have been wasted because of the scientist's lack of knowledge of the stars. As usual NASA, which is not aware of the science of astrology, will waste our tax money with failed missions due to bad weather and electronic malfunctions.
In the name of ignorance a few years ago, in the Challenger explosion seven astronauts lost their lives when NASA launched the shuttle under a "Supernova Window".
Note: Regardless of Dr. Turi's expectations posted on his website for the second time and his desperate attempts over the years to make NASA officials aware of dangerous Super Nova Windows, the Columbia was also launched during this window and re-entered the last night of it producing the death of all courageous astronauts.
Marine life sharks, whales etc may also beach themselves due to Mercury retrograde affecting their natural inborn navigational systems. All these malevolent predictions and waste of lives and equipment do not have to occur. Those predictions do not have to affect you directly as they unfold. Instead, they are printed to prepare you for setbacks and frustrations, thus advising you to be patient and prudent during this trend.
There is no room for ignorance, and those who are not aware of the celestial order, including the NASA space-program management team, will continue to pay a heavy price. In all mankind's affairs, ignorance is true evil. Why any scientists who are against my research do not honor the word science, which is based upon solid investigation, is solid proof of mental snobbery. By omitting any physical or spiritual laws can only bring penalty; for science'
This is from Dr Turi

NASA'S tests show this data as normal 

“We found that this storm had a very warm eye, from the ocean to the top of the lower atmosphere at around 10 miles altitude,” said Halverson. The warmest part of Erin’s eye was almost 21 degrees (Fahrenheit) warmer than the surrounding air, a dramatic difference from the air around it. Above 7.5 miles high, the eye’s temperature dropped quickly to the same temperature as the air outside the eye.


The top satellite image of Hurricane Ike was created by data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite. It shows the temperature of Ike's cloud tops on Sept. 3, 13:05 UTC (9:05 a.m. EDT). The lowest temperatures (in purple) are associated with high, cold cloud tops that make up Ike's center. There are large areas of strong convection (rising air and rainfall) shown here in purple. Where there are no clouds the AIRS instrument reads the infrared signal from the surface of the Earth (over both land and water), revealing warmer temperatures (red).


Fig. 1 – In this NOAA image from 8/31/08 we see curious impressions in the clouds that make up Hanna.

Fig. 1. Red circled areas denote virtually identical impressions in the clouds, almost like paw prints. Blue areas show rectangular impressions similar to those of Gustav.

All of these may be indicators of a sophisticated attempt to steer, strengthen or weaken the storm.

Time will tell.


SEE:  http://data4science.net/essays.php?EssayID=832

Are these cloud anomalies caused by lazar beams from HAARP? I've heard two radio interviews of Steve Quayle who mentioned that measured temperatures on top of the hurricane clouds was over 100 degrees which is not normal.

The American Tragedy: A Symbolic Event, Manifest Revelation
... major Tribes are the "four living creatures" of Ezekiel and Revelation - the lion ... The
Tabernacle, the portable temple/tent was positioned in the center of the ...

Joe Mason comments: 

Significant symbols related to 13 are extensive, of course. A good place to start is the camp positions of the Tribes in Numbers 2. The 12 Tribes camp in quadrants around the temple/tent/Tabernacle. The symbols of the four main Tribes are The Four Living Creatures, which correspond to the Zodiac signs of the solstices and equinoxes during the Age of Taurus. They align again in the Age of Aquarius. The "extra" or 13th Tribe are the Levites, who stay with the Tabernacle. So, the arrangement is a reflection of Heaven above.

The location of the First and Second Temples

Under the level pavement are vaulted chambers known as "Solomon's Stables," traditionally said to date from Herod's enlargement of the Mount. To the right, is the gray dome of Al Aqsa Mosque. At the far right is the Western Wall (the Kotel), the Jewish prayer area. The traditional location of the First and Second Temples lies in the immediate vicinity of the Dome of the Rock. The proposed Northern site for the Temples is just to the left at the stairs. The southern Site for the Temples lies midway between the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque, under an Islamic ablution fountain known as El Kas. The level of the bedrock of Mount Moriah outcrops within the Dome of the Rock and is just beneath the paving stones of the surrounding platform. However, to the south the bedrock drops steeply towards the City of David and the junction of Hinnom and Kidron Valleys.

The Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem measures approximately 45 acres in extent. It is surrounded by a trapezoidal wall: The south wall measures about 910 feet, the North about 1025, the east wall about 1520 and the west wall about 1580 feet in length. The average height above sea level on the platform is about 2400 feet above sea level. Most of the buildings and surface features are Islamic - no visible traces of the First or Second Temples can be found on the platform currently. The area is park-like in its settings with plants of trees and shrubs and many ancient buildings and monuments added over the past 1300 years of Moslem stewardship of the site.

The present-day platform area of the Temple Mount lies topographically just below the peak of a Jerusalem ridge system known as Mount Moriah. This is the site David purchased from a Jebusite named Ornan late in his reign. King David prepared the area in order build a permanent House of God to replace the Tabernacle of Moses which accompanied the Jews after their Exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. David had the plans drawn up for a building whose dimensions were twice those of the Tabernacle, and he amassed great quantities of building materials: stone, cedar, and much gold and silver. However, it was his son Solomon who actually built the First Jewish temple (1 Chronicles 22:14-15, 28:11-20).

The ridge system where the Temple Mount is now located is believed by many reputable sources to be the site where Abraham was told to sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22:1-2). While Solomon built the First Temple about 3000 years ago, Abraham's visit to Mt. Moriah was about a thousand years earlier.

See:  http://www.greatdreams.com/sacred/rev-19.htm

Red heifers are rarely born in Israel; perhaps only one time per generation. It was a miracle when one was born. Even though they are rare, it was sufficient because it takes only a small amount of red heifer ash to mix with pure water for  purification. There were nine red heifers born while the the Tabernacle and two Temples existed. The tenth red heifer is predicted to be born in the end-times for the Third Temple. No red heifers have been born in Israel since the destruction of the Second Temple. When the rebirth of the State of Israel occurred in 1948, and increasingly after the liberation of the Temple Mount in 1967, the cry has gone out to God for the rebuilding of the Temple. A group called the Temple Mount Faithful Movement was founded to make this happen during our lifetime. Meanwhile, efforts were begun to find the ashes which had been hidden by priests before the destruction of the Second Temple. Archeologists began digging in the area of Jerusalem and Qumran in the Dead Sea area. At the same time, reports of red heifers being born began to appear. One was born in northern Israel. In 1998 another red heifer was born in the Ayalon valley where David defeated Goliath. Since then, red heifers have not only been born in Israel but also in the United States on the ranches Christians who support Israel.

SEE: http://www.greatdreams.com/sacred/red-heifer.htm


Revelation 13: 1 - 9

1.Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2.Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.   3.And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4.So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"   5.And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.   6.Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.   7.It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8.All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9.If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

The  beast with seven heads apparently refer to forms of government which are successive, and the ten horns to kings who reign simultaneously in the end time.

The description of the woman as arrayed in purple and scarlet and decked with gold, precious stones, and pearls is all too familiar to one acquainted with the trappings of ecclesiastical pomp today and especially of high officials in the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches." (4) But these are not the only ones interested in the wealth of this world. Many of the newer churches are into satellite broadcasts, TV studios, theme parks, several homes for their leaders, and a host of other things. But we need to remember the older organizations as well. Many of them own vast holdings in corporations, investment brokers, land and other things. Many have enough money that if no one in their denomination contributed a dime they could continue for some time. We must be separate from the world although we cannot be isolated from the world. The church must be in the world but we need to do the best we can to keep the world out of the church. Therefore as we come to this chapter we see a church which is more concerned with substance than souls, with treasures more than truth. They like Balaam are prophets for hire and for the right price they will say what the buyer wants to hear.

It becomes clear that Babylon in Scripture is the name for the great system of religious error. Babylon is actually a counterfeit or pseudo religion which plagued Israel in the Old Testament as well as the church in the New Testament, and which, subsequent to apostolic days, has had a tremendous influence in moving the church from biblical simplicity to apostate confusion.

Ancient accounts indicate that the wife of Nimrod, who founded the city of Babylon became the head of the so-called Babylonian mysteries which consisted of secret religious rites which were developed as a part of the worship of idols in Babylon. She was known by the name Semiramis and was a high priestess of the idol worship.

According to extrabiblical records which have been preserved, Semiramis gave birth to a son who she claimed was conceived miraculously. This son, given the name of Tammuz, was considered a savior of his people and was in effect, a false messiah, purported to be the fulfillment of the promise given to Eve. The legend of the mother and child was incorporated into the religious rites and is repeated in various pagan religions. Idols picturing the mother as the queen of heaven with the babe in her arms are found throughout the ancient world. and countless religious rites were introduced supposedly promising cleansing from sin. Though the rites which were observed in the Babylonian false religion differed greatly in various localities, there usually was a priestly order which furthered the worship of the mother child, practiced the sprinkling of holy water, and established an order of virgins dedicated to religious prostitution. Tammuz, the son, was said to have been killed by a wild beast and afterward brought back to life, obviously a satanic anticipation of the resurrection of Christ

In Scriptures themselves, though many of these facts are not mentioned, there are a number of allusions to the conflict of the true faith with this pseudo religion. Ezekiel protests against the ceremony of weeping for Tammuz in Ezekiel 8:14. Jeremiah mentions the heathen practices of making cakes for the queen of heaven (Jer. 7:18) and offering incense to the queen of heaven (Jer. 44:17-19, 25).

The Babylonian cult eventually made its way to other cities including Pergamos, the site of one of the seven churches of Asia. The chief priests of the Babylonian cult wore crowns in the form of the head of a fish, in recognition of Dagon, the fish god, with the title 'Keeper of the Bridge,' that is the 'bridge' between man and Satan, imprinted on the crowns.

We need to be careful about putting all the emphasis on the Roman Church. Though the Roman Church may be the basis for the ecclesiastical Babylon, there are Protestant churches, Moslem temples, Jewish synagogues and other forms of religions involved. The false system of worship described as the great harlot will include many groups as well as the mother church. The one world church, based in Rome (religious Babylon) practices a system of worship which began in ancient Babylon. The one-world church movement is part of the program of Antichrist. Ecclesiastical Babylon symbolizes apostate religion, religion without the power or presence of the Holy Spirit. This composite, apostate church will make political alliances with the nations in order to gain power. The fact that she rules over peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues is proof positive that this will indeed be a politically minded ecumenical church.


{12} "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. {13} "These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. {14} "These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."

These ten horns coincide with the ten toes of Daniel 2 and the ten horns of the beast of Daniel 7. In each case they represent kings and kingdoms. We find that this is the revived Roman Empire. This will be controlled at the beginning by the harlot who helps bring it to power. Once these nations have used the harlot they will destroy her. Later the Anti-christ will subdue these kings and will reign supreme over all ten nations. Therefore these are not successive kings but simultaneous.

It also appears that the reason why the Harlot is destroyed by Anti-christ is that he wishes to be worshipped himself. Paul tells us that, "the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. II Th 2:3-4 (NKJ)

This is one of the reasons he persecutes God's people, the Jews and Christians during this time. He is opposed to God and all that are His.


{16} "And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. {17} "For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. {18} "And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth."

This represents one religion being replaced by another. These ten kings will no longer have a use for this religious system that brought them to power. So they will destroy her. In doing so they are fulfilling God's plan and purpose. In chapter 13 of Revelation it states that the beast will require all to worship him and him alone. Thus the conflict between him and the even apostate church will be too great to bear.




We need to know what the Feast of Tabernacles is before we can analyze this years event:

If we take a look of the |   
Record of John,  the `Gospel Writer'  of |      
John, say Chapter 7. We see in Scripture |
John writes  that after certain  events, |       John 7:1
after  these  things  "Jesus  walked  in |
Galilee:"  he would not walk openly, "he |      
would not walk  in Jewry,"  he would not |     .
walk amongst the Jews, "because the Jews |
sought to kill him."  |
2. "Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles  was |    b. His own brethren doubt him.
at hand. 3. His brothers said to him              |       John 7:2
to him, Leave here, and go to Judea, |       John 7:3
that  your disciples    may  see  the |
works  that you are doing. 4.  For no |       John 7:4
works in secret, if he seeks to be known ]
openly. If you do these things, show yourself |
to the world. 5. For even his brothers did not|       John 7:5
believe in him."  

6. " Jesus said  unto them,  My time is |    c. Hated by the world.
not yet come:  but  your time  is  always}  John 7:6
here" 7. The world cannot hate you, but]   but me it hateth, because I testify of it |       John 7:7
its works are evil. 8. Go to the Feast your]
selves; I am not going up to this Feast, for]
my time is not fully come."      
9. So saying he remained in Galilee |       John 7:9
10. "But after  his brothers  had gone  up, |   
then went he also up unto the feast, not |       John 7:10
openly,  but as it were in private. (secret)

11. The Jews were looking for him at the]
feast, and saying, "Where is he? 12 And]
there was much muttering about him among]
the people. While some said, "He is a good]
man others said, "No, he is leading the people]
astray. 13. Yet, for fear of of the Jews no one]
one spoke openly of him.}

14 "Now about the midst of the feast  Jesus |    a. The people marvel.
went up  into  the temple,  and  taught. |       John 7:14
15. And  the  Jews  marvelled at it,  saying,  How |       John 7:15
is it that this man has learning  when he has
never studied?" ]
16 - So Jesus answered them, "My teaching]
is not mine, but his who sent me. 17. If any]
man's will is to do his will, he shall know]
whether I am speaking on my own authority]
seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory]
of him who sent him is true, and in him there}
is no falsehood?]

There was much muttering amongst the people]
about his teaching both good and bad.

37.  On the last day of the feast, the great day]
Jesus stood up and proclaimed, 38. "If any one]
thirst let him come to me and drink. 39. He who]
believes in me, see the scripture has said, "Out]
of his heart shall flow rivers of living water."
Revelation 21:10 - "And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, "

The name of this new Jerusalem is her essence, her position as a bride. She is identified as the one, as the one which is above other women to stand in a love relationship with Jesus.

My new name.

So there's a new name indicating a further Revelation of God than was previously given. When we're caught up to be the bride, we will have a further Revelation of God than was previously given. In the Old Testament, God revealed Himself as El: the mighty one; the strong one. And as Elohim: the sum of all strength, the strong one of all strong ones, the plural of majesty, God. And as to His own covenant people, He revealed Himself as Yahweh, the I am, the covenant keeper, the one who is whatever His people need Him to be and went on and said I'm Yahweh your healer, shepherd, righteousness, banner, peace, and revealed Himself in these many ways. In the New Testament, He came unto His own and they received Him not. Yahweh Oshea or Yeshua or Jesus-- Yahweh the Savior, Yahweh comes in a body of flesh to save His people. Later, He's revealed as our bridegroom when we're joined unto Him. So it's possible that this new name could refer to the fact that Yahweh has become our husband or bridegroom.

Revelation 21:3 "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."

The tabernacle of God -- That is, the dwelling place of God. Now Jesus was called Emanuel, God with us,


There is a great discrepancy about the Feast of the Tabernacles:

Notes: This is from my AOL dictionary: ------

tabernacle [2] (verb intransitive) tab*er*na*cled; tab*er*na*cling

First appeared 1653 : to take up temporary residence; especially : to inhabit a physical body


tab*er*na*cle [1] (noun)  [Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin tabernaculum, from Latin, tent, from taberna hut]

First appeared 13th Century

1 a often capitalized : a tent sanctuary used by the Israelites during the Exodus

b archaic : a dwelling place

c archaic : a temporary shelter : TENT

2 : a receptacle for the consecrated elements of the Eucharist; especially : an ornamental locked box used for reserving the Communion hosts

3 : a house of worship; specifically : a large building or tent used for evangelistic services -- tab*er*nac*u*lar (adjective)


Feast of Tabernacles

First appeared 14th Century : SUKKOTH


Suk*koth or Suk*kot (noun)  [Hebrew sukkoth, plural of sukkah]

First appeared 1882 : a Jewish harvest festival beginning on the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the temporary shelters used by the Jews during their wandering in the wilderness

The Lampstand (Menorah) on Tabernacle site

The Menorah Crop Circle Formation

A breakthrough came with the appearance of the "Menorah" crop circle formation at Barbury Castle, which was reported on May 31, 1999. The Menorah, the lampstand with seven lamps, is one of the most important symbols in the Bible. Parts of The Book of Exodus tells the story of how Moses was given a divine revelation at Sinai concerning the construction of the Tabernacle, a portable tent used for worship, a place of revelation. The outer part of the Tabernacle was known as the Holy Place, and the inner part was called the Holy of Holies or the Most Holy Place. The Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Testimony was the location of the candlestick, or Menorah.

The Menorah may also be suggested in the Book of Revelation, verses 1:12-16:

Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden girdle round his breast; his head and his hair were white as wool, white as snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters; in his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth issued a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

FROM: http://www.greatdreams.com/menorah.htm


Exodus 8:12

Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the LORD concerning the frogs which He had inflicted upon Pharaoh.

8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 8:2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

 8:3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 8:4 And this work of the candlestick [was of] beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, [was] beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.

 8:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 8:6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.

 8:7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and [so] make themselves clean.

 8:8 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, [even] fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt thou take for a sin offering.

 8:9 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:

 8:10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LORD: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites:

 8:11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD [for] an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the LORD.

 8:12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one [for] a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites.

 8:13 And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them [for] an offering unto the LORD.

 8:14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.

 8:15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them [for] an offering.

 8:16 For they [are] wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, [even instead of] the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.

 8:17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel [are] mine, [both] man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.

 8:18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

 8:19 And I have given the Levites [as] a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.

 8:20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them.

 8:21 And the Levites were purified, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them [as] an offering before the LORD; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them.

 8:22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.

 8:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 8:24 This [is it] that [belongeth] unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:

 8:25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service [thereof], and shall serve no more:

 8:26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge.

THE PLAGUE OF FROGS  Florida - year 2000   PLAGUE OF FROGS  Minnesota - year 1995

The plague of frogs is the second of 10 plagues




FROM: Lamentations 2

1 - How hath the Lord covered with a cloud the daughter of Zion in His anger! He hath cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and hath not remembered His footstool in the day of His anger.  2 - The Lord hath swallowed up unsparingly all the habitations of Jacob; He hath thrown down in His wrath the strongholds of the daughter of Judah; He hath brought them down to the ground; He hath profaned the kingdom and the princes thereof.  
3 - He hath cut off in fierce anger all the horn of Israel; He hath drawn back His right hand from before the enemy; and He hath burned in Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about. 
4 - He hath bent His bow like an enemy, standing with His right hand as an adversary, and hath slain all that were pleasant to the eye; in the tent of the daughter of Zion He hath poured out His fury like fire. 
5 - The Lord is become as an enemy, He hath swallowed up Israel; He hath swallowed up all her palaces, He hath destroyed his strongholds; and He hath multiplied in the daughter of Judah mourning and moaning.  6 - And He hath stripped His tabernacle, as if it were a garden, He hath destroyed His place of assembly;
the LORD hath caused to be forgotten in Zion appointed season and sabbath, and hath rejected in the indignation of His anger the king and the priest. 

7 - The Lord hath cast off His altar, He hath abhorred His sanctuary, He hath given up into the hand of the
enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn assembly. 

8 - The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; He hath stretched out the line, He hath not withdrawn His hand from destroying; but He hath made the rampart and wall to mourn, they languish together. 
9 - Her gates are sunk into the ground; He hath destroyed and broken her bars; her king and her princes are among the nations, instruction is no more; yea, her prophets find no vision from the LORD. 
10 - They sit upon the ground, and keep silence, the elders of the daughter of Zion; they have cast
up dust upon their heads, they have girded themselves with sackcloth; the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
11 - Mine eyes do fail with tears, mine inwards burn, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the breach of the daughter of my people; because the young children and the sucklings swoon in the broad places of the city.
12 - They say to their mothers: 'Where is corn and wine?' when they swoon as the wounded in the broad places of the city, when their soul is poured out into their mothers' bosom. 
13 - What shall I take to witness for thee? What shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? For thy breach is great like the sea; who can heal thee? 

14 - Thy prophets have seen visions for thee of vanity and delusion; and they have not uncovered thine iniquity, to bring back thy captivity; but have prophesied for thee burdens of vanity and seduction.
15 - All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem: 'Is this the city that men called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?' 
16 - All thine enemies have opened their mouth wide against thee; they hiss and gnash the teeth; they say: 'We have swallowed her up; certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.' 17 - The LORD hath done that which He devised; He hath performed His word that He commanded in the days of old; He hath thrown down unsparingly; and He hath caused the enemy to rejoice over thee, He hath exalted the horn of thine adversaries. 
18 - Their heart cried unto the Lord: 'O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night; give thyself no respite; let not the apple of thine eye cease. 
19 - Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out thy heart like water before the face of the Lord; lift up thy hands toward Him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger at the head of every street.' 
20 - 'See, O LORD, and consider, to whom Thou hast done thus! Shall the women eat their fruit, the children that are dandled in the hands? Shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? 
21 - The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; Thou hast slain them in the day of Thine anger; Thou hast slaughtered unsparingly. 
22 - Thou hast called, as in the day of a solemn assembly, my terrors on every side, and there was none in the day of the LORD'S anger that escaped or remained; those that I have dandled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.




This photo is the Blood Red Moon on the night of September 26, 1996 photographed in Jerusalem. This moon appeared on "Sukkot", the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. Messianic Jews believe this is the true birthday of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 24:29-31

29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. 31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.)


Known for centuries as major astrological events, the alignment of planets become so close they cause a shadow, (lunar eclipse) or they come between the path of the sun and block the view (solar eclipse). Knowing how important Full and New Moons are in regard to cyclic as well as environmental (high and low tides) changes we can only surmise the magnitude of the eclipses effect upon our own lives.

This year we are lucky to observe 5 celestial events that should allow a clear observation into the changing events occurring in our lives. Often we get a glimpse of this in a dream form or sudden inspiration.

Try to observe the area in your own chart where the eclipse occurs to determine how it will effect you. New Moons and Eclipses of the Sun will often bring new beginnings and direction in life. Full Moons or Lunar eclipses always refer to an inner awakening often providing an understanding to things once beyond are observation. Energy's are high and a feeling of being at one with the universe are often felt. The ancients would enjoy the benefits of the Moons effect upon fertility as well as intuition. Dreams are very prophetic now.

May 26, 2002 Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon Sagittarius 5° 04" -The May lunar eclipse will begin on the morning of the 26th at about 3:15 a.m. It will be total at about 5:00 a.m., which is about the same time the sun will be rising. Since the sun and moon are opposite each other at this time, the moon will be set-ting on the western horizon about the time the eclipse is at it's height.

The May lunar eclipse is at 5 degrees Sagittarius; therefore, those with a sun sign Sagittarius or any planets near to 5 degrees Sag will be affected. The affects vary widely, depending upon the individual's birth chart, the house location of the eclipse, and the planets aspected by the eclipse. Gen-erally, those with Sun or Moon in Sagittarius or Gemini (its opposite sign) will see the most affects. Lunar eclipses have to do with polarities and dichotomy, so watch for these issues to be raised in your life. As the sun and moon face each other, this is a time of tension and sometimes conflicts can be resolved under this energy. The lunar eclipses the "dreaming eclipses" as we are more in shamanic "dreamtime" then, being easily lost in altered states of consciousness, and watching as one state or "dream" merges seamlessly into another. The lunar eclipses are excellent times for religious/spiritual devotional practices.

June 10-11, Annular Eclipse of the Sun Gemini 19° 54" - The June solar eclipse will begin at about 2:00 pm in our time zone, and will reach its most complete point at about 4:50 p.m. It will end about 7:36 p.m., when the sun will still be above the horizon. The third is the lunar eclipse on June 24, which will be during the day (2:42 p.m.), so we will not be able to see it from our hemisphere. Astrologically, however, all three of these eclipses will have particular meaning for those natives of the sign where the eclipse is happening.

The solar eclipse is about the merger of the sun and moon's energies. The sun and moon occupy the same spot (from Earth's perspective), and for a time be-come one. This solar eclipse in June is at 19 degrees Gemini. Again, Gemini and its opposite sign, Sagittarius, are triggered. On a global scale Gemini rules communication and the media, among other things. Sagittarius rules law, politics, philosophies and belief systems. We should see some escalating news regarding the passing of certain laws, and some important issues regarding belief systems (the Catholic Church?) coming to a head during this time.

Carol Willis states: In a solar eclipse, the Sun is eclipsed or obscured briefly by the Moon, symbolizing a moment in time where the normal rationality and order in our world is superseded by the non-rational, emotional, psychic, imaginative, or even something a bit wild and chaotic. Solar eclipses have been considered "fateful," definitely NOT business as usual. In a way, eclipses are like Mardi Gras -- anything goes, and probably will.

The effects of a solar eclipse are strongest the entire week before, the day of the eclipse itself, and a week following, tapering off sharply over the next 6 months. Some astrologers say the effects of an eclipse can last up to a year. The house into which a solar eclipse falls in your astrological chart can be impacted for many months. Certainly there are echoes and reminders of life-changing events and shifts that happened during an eclipse, impact of which continues to reverberate in time and life over the long term. We can think of the entirety of June 2002 as "solar eclipse month" this year.

That said, this is not your "garden-variety" solar eclipse, as strong as eclipses usually are. This one stands out with Saturn, Hades, and NNode conjunct it, with Pluto and SNode opposing. That's really heavy-duty -- something like 10+ times bigger than your "average" solar eclipse.

19 degrees Gemini has a Capricorn *dwad* underneath it, making this an austere and grim solar eclipse, with themes of politics, government, nationalism, big business, conservative ideas, economic and possibly stock market downturn, unemployment crises, environmental issues, allergies, inhibition of the vital force vs. expression, emotional restraint and emotional depression. "Things are tough all over" might best describe the public mood of this eclipse. (You can see more by Carol Willis here:
Transformational Astrology Series

June 24 Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon Capricorn 3° 11" - Finally, the second lunar eclipse in June is at 3 degrees Capricorn. So, those born in the early degrees of Capricorn and Cancer, its opposite, will be most affected.

How is it that the Moon, a relatively small satellite to our own planet, is exactly the right size and distance from the Sun and the earth to appear to be the same size as the much larger brighter Sun? How can the Moon create a shadow which cast over the great space between us can perfectly ‘obliterate’ the Sun from our viewpoint here on Earth? Each Moon cycle, on the evening of the Full Moon, we can watch the Sun set in the West as the Moon rises in the East, a perfect match of size of power. Their light is very different, but they teach us about two dissimilar yet equal ways of seeing what is around us and in us as well.

This is an amazing series of interwoven symbols. A new Moon is also called a dark Moon because the Moon is too close to be seen in the sky until she is born as a new Moon three days later. The Moon in her darkness can obliterate the Sun in his brightest hour.

See: http://www.greatdreams.com/marriage_of_sun_and_moon.htm




Exodus -
And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.
10:22  And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
10:23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

18:6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.


  • Psa 4:6 - KJV wording: LIFT THOU UP THE LIGHT OF THY COUNTENANCE UPON US - alternative translation: Let the light of your face shine upon us {TrV}

Psa 139:11,12  

    11 If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night," 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.

The NAB translates these verses (and adds a footnote):

    11 If I say, Surely darkness shall hide me, and night shall be my light" * - 12 Darkness is not dark for you, and night shines as the day. Darkness and light are but one.

5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter

Isa 30:25-27 

30:25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers [and] streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.  See: WTC 9/11

30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning [with] his anger, and the burden [thereof is] heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

Isa 59:8-10
59:8 The way of peace they know not; and [there is] no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, [but] we walk in darkness.

59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if [we had] no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; [we are] in desolate places as dead [men].

Isa 60:1-3
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Zech 14

14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

14:5 And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee.

14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark:

14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light.

14:8 And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

14:10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and [from] the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.

14:11 And [men] shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

14:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

14:14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

14:16 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

14:17 And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come up of [all] the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

14:18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that [have] no [rain]; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

14:19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

Matthew: 5:14-16

5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

5:15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

In Christ's metaphor, light illuminates what was once dark; it reveals things that were hidden. Though we may be poor, considered old and over the hill, uneducated and obscure, when we live our lives as He instructs, we are a brilliant beacon to this tired and confused world. Our lives can shine a spotlight on the solutions to many common problems experienced by our friends and neighbors.

Jesus points out that we should not hide our light under a basket (verse 15), but live it in the open for all to see. We can set a proper example of the abundant way to live. We should give everyone we meet the light of our loving concern, the light of our honesty, the light of joy and peace, the light of godly family relations, the light of good work habits, and all the other rays of light contained in God's way.

Luke 12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops

Luke 12:33-36 

12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;

12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

... 29. This also cometh forth 1 from the LORD of hosts, [which] is wonderful 52 in counsel ... Considering
that the bride is never mentioned, the ten may well be brides ...

Luke 16:


John 1:1-16
1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John.

1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all [men] through him might believe.

1:8 He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that Light.

1:9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:

1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John 3:15-21
3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light

Acts 26 12-18
26:12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

26:21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill [me].

26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

26:23 That Christ should suffer, [and] that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

1 Cor  4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God

2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 

4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

The oldest manuscripts, versions, and Fathers, read "heart." Compare the contrary state of unbelieving, the heart being in fault (Eph 4:18; Mt 13:15). Translate, "Having the eyes of your heart enlightened" (Eph 5:14; Mt 4:16). The first effect of the Spirit moving in the new creation, as in the original physical creation (Ge 1:3; 2Co 4:6). So THEOPHILUS to AUTOLYCUS (1.3), "the ears of the heart." Where spiritual light is, there is life (Joh 1:4). The heart is "the core of life" [HARLESS], and the fountain of the thoughts; whence "the heart" in Scripture includes the mind, as well as the inclination. Its "eye," or inward vision, both receives and contemplates the light (Mt 6:22, 23). The eye is the symbol of intelligence (Eze 1:18).
1 Tim 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen
2 Tim 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel
2 Peter

1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

1 John 

1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Rev 22:1-6
22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.

22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name [shall be] in their foreheads.

22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings [are] faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

FROM http://www.greatdreams.com/sacred/putters-change.htm


In psalms it is written: "Seven times a day I praise you for your upright judgments" (Ps 119,164) and again "which comes from the earth seven times refined" (Ps 12,7). The psalmist also talks about the seven clamours of God that appear in the celestial phenomena.

The seven psalms of penitence: 6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, 142.

The Leviticus prescribes a penitence of seven years for each sin.

The seven lamps and the seven nozzles on the golden standard lamp, in the vision of Zechariah. (Zech 4,2)

Zechariah speaks about the seven eyes of God which supervise all the peoples of the earth. (Zech 4,10)

The seven steps of the staircase of the southern porch of the temple of Ezekiel. (Ez 40,26)

The candlestick of Hebrews has seven branches.

Balaam erected seven altars. (Nb 23,4)

There are seven patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David.

There are seven feast days of Tabernacles. (Lv 23,34)

The feast of the Dedication of the temple of Solomon succeeded immediately at the one of the Tabernacles and lasted seven days.

The seven priests carrying seven trumpets, during the catch of Jericho, have to walk, the seventh day, seven times around the city. (Jos 6,11-16)

The friends of Job remained near him during seven days and seven nights to comfort him.

The construction of the Temple built by Solomon lasted seven years - 4th year to 11th year of his reign. It contained three squares and seven enclosures. (1 K 6,38)

Seven times, Elisha laid down on the child, and brought him back to life. (2 K 4,35)

The Lord prescribed to eat during seven days the unleavened breads. (Ex 12,15)

It takes seven days for the consecration of Aaron and his sons, and the altar. (Ex 29,35-37)

The Jewish year began in joy with the New Moon of the seventh month, the day of Trumpets.

During six years, you will sow the earth, and you will collect the product of it. But the seventh, you will let it to rest in fallow. (Ex 23,10-11)

The seven thin and fat cows, as well as the seven full and empty corns, seen in dream by the Pharaoh and interpreted by Joseph as being seven     abundance years and seven years of famine. (Gen 41,17)

On the seventh day, the Sabbath, God rested. (Gen 2,2)

FROM: http://www.greatdreams.com/bowls.htm  (THE CRYSTAL BOWLS - THE CHAKRAS)

 Leviticus  23:17; - 23:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, [Concerning] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, [even] these [are] my feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day [is] the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work [therein]: it [is] the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. :4 These [are] the feasts of the LORD, [even] holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5 In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] the LORD'S passover. :6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. :7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day [is] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein]. 9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. 13 And the meat offering thereof [shall be] two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD [for] a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof [shall be] of wine, the fourth [part] of an hin. 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. 17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; [they are] the firstfruits unto the LORD. 18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be [for] a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, [even] an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD.  19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits [for] a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. 21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, [that] it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work [therein: it shall be] a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I [am] the LORD your God. 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. 25 Ye shall do no servile work [therein]: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 27 Also on the tenth [day] of this seventh month [there shall be] a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it [is] a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. 29 For whatsoever soul [it be] that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And whatsoever soul [it be] that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work: [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It [shall be] unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth [day] of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath. 33 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD. 35 On the first day [shall be] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein]. 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a solemn assembly; [and] ye shall do no servile work [therein].  37 These [are] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: 38 Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD. 39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day [shall be] a sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a sabbath. :40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. 41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. [It shall be] a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God. 44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

FROM: http://www.greatdreams.com/sacred/bread_bible.htm



This is the first time I ever heard the voice of Jehovah in person.  To be honest, it scared me and I knew I had to obey that voice.


9-29-04 - DREAM - I was in the office of Juneau Village Garden Apartments in Milwaukee, WI. 

I was helping a short, small Jewish woman who was taking over as manager of the building.

I gave her a new set of keys that hadn't even been cut yet. The locksmith would have to be called to cut the keys for her.

There was also a taller, thinner woman there, who was the current manager. She was leaving the job in three weeks and would be training the Jewish woman to do her job. 

The taller woman told me that she had kicked out everyone I had rented to when I was Manager.

I asked her why she had done that. I told her that many of these people were long-time residents, always paid their rent on time and never caused any problems and for many months at a time the building would be full and there would be no turn-over at all. 

She just shrugged her shoulders. She knew that she had made a mistake. 

I was going to have to trust the woman because she was going to be the one training the Jewish woman. 

I went into the supply and key closet with the Jewish woman and I showed them a folder with gold and white striped socks. 

I gave the smaller Jewish woman the smallest of the socks and I gave the taller woman the longer socks. I didn't need any of these socks because mine were pure white. 

I then helped the woman decorate the office with little Christmas trinkets. They weren't very large, but it was enough to show that they celebrated Christmas.

As I woke up, I heard a booming male voice which said:  "ISRAEL: THE MARRIAGE BOND!"

"Jehovah! Is very hurt. He has built a nation which is being destroyed from inside. He would appreciate help from the United States to turn it around and Christianize it."

The name “Hosea” is from a familiar root, “Yeshuah,” from which we derive the word, “Salvation,” or the “Lord saveth.” The verb form appears in ch. 1:7, “I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.”

THEME: To declare God’s loving kindness, tender mercy and forbearance with a disloyal people, and His readiness to reverse the calamities caused by their failures, and change the punishment for national sins on the conditions of repentance and return to Him.

 KEY WORDS: This is one of the most dramatic, tragic and pathetic messages of the Old Testament. Its key words are illuminating, — “return,” 24 times; “whore” and “whoredom,” 22 times; “know,” 21 times; “Egypt,” 12 times; and “iniquity,” 10 times; “love,” 16 times; these are among the more important.

 We might divide the message into two main portions:

1. The Divine communications rejected and the ruinous relapse. (Chs. 1-7)

2. The Divine communications received and its resultant repose. (Chs. 8- 14)

 TEACHING: The method of instruction in this prophecy may be indicated as follows:

 Firstly, demonstration in order to assure conviction. Chs. 1-3.

 Secondly, revelation in order to impart knowledge. Ch. 4.

 Thirdly, correction in order to obtain obedience. Ch. 5, also Ch. 11:7‑12.

 Fourthly, education in order to beget discernment. Ch. 11.

 Fifthly, salvation in order to procure deliverance. Ch. 13:1‑6.

 Sixthly, restoration in order to promote testimony. Ch. 14:1‑4.

 Seventhly, submission in order to secure fruitfulness. Ch. 14:5‑9.

 The most grievous form of sin is that of showing infidelity and disloyalty in the face of infinite love with all its sacred bonds of intimacy. On this account the severity of the judgment becomes quite reasonable, even though it appears relentlessly inflexible. The sublimity of God’s love triumphs over the unfaithfulness, and secures again a responsive affection from a people who were prevailed upon to return to the One Who had befriended, bought and blessed them.

 Ch. 1.  The unholiness of the national state is fully disclosed by the opening of the message. God had an exclusive right to His people’s love, for He had redeemed and reconciled them, and through the years had been their Guide and Guardian.

 Ch. 2.  Their unfaithfulness to this dignified relationship is impressively symbolized in the sacred relationship of marriage, which they had despised and disregarded.

 Ch. 3.  The unworthiness Israel displayed of receiving the overtures of the Lord’s love is plainly depicted. Hosea’s marriage with Gomer and its tragic aftermath, is a symbolical transaction that becomes a verbal prophecy.

 Ch. 4.  The unheedfulness of their attitude is summed up in ch. 4:l0, while they pursued a course which is described by the participles, swearing, lying, killing, stealing, backsliding and committing adultery.

 Ch. 5. The unwillingness on the part of the people to repent resulted in God withdrawing from their company, in His warning them of the consequences of their iniquity and in waiting, lest, haply, they might consider their pathetic condition and repent.

 Ch. 6. The unresponsiveness. The pressing invitation is renewed, combined with the sad refrain: “O, Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee?” “O, Judah, what shall I do unto thee?”, for their goodness is described as being like the passing of a morning cloud and the melting of the early dew.

 Ch. 7. The unconcernednessThere is none among them that calleth unto me.” (v. 7)  “They have spoken lies about me.” (v. 14)  “They consider not in their hearts.” (v. 2)  “Woe unto them for they have fled from me.” Notice the sixfold use of “ME,” vs. 13-15.

 Ch. 8. The unmindfulness. Israel had forgotten its maker, v. 14. Turning away from God did not satisfy the heart, so the nation tried to fill the aching void by erecting temples.

 Ch. 9. The unrestrainedness. They have deeply corrupted themselves,” vs. 9 & 10, and this led to a joyless temperament, a senseless tendency and a fruitless testimony.

 Ch. 10. The unproductiveness. Israel is an empty vine.” The nation had sought the spectacular, the sensational and the speculative, but all of these were without foundation and they found themselves devoid of defense or security.

 Ch. 11. The unsteadfastness. My people are bent to backsliding from me:” Yet in spite of I, the rainbow of Divine mercy is clearly seen reflecting His electing, emancipating and enriching grace.

 Ch . 12.  The ungratefulness. I that am the Lord thy God from the Land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.”' (vs. 9, 14) How wonderfully owned and honored His Prophets. (vs. 10, 13)

 Ch. 13.  The undesertedness. Because in the Divine immutability, the insistent Saviour pleaded and entreated with the people in their waywardness. He emphasized that there was no hope in any other direction by declaring, “There is no Saviour beside me.” His absolute authority is also expressed in the ten “I wills” of the chapter.

 Ch. 14. The unresistingness. The 22 appeals to return were eventually responded to, and immediately the forgiving love of God was assured. They heard the gracious words “I will heal,” “I will love,” and “I will be as the dew unto Israel.”

 By virtue of their having previously forsaken God and at this stage having turned away from idolatry, they, as a nation, were in a fatherless condition. This accounts for their pathetic plea, “In Thee the fatherless findeth mercy.” (v. 3) God's loving forgiveness and lavish favor instantly followed.

 The figures used are wonderfully instructive and include the freshness of the dew, the fairness of the lily and the fragrance of Lebanon. These gracious benefits replaced the drought, defilement and dearth that had so long blighted their civil and social life.

 Yet such blessings in themselves were not enough to meet the national need. Unless cleansing is followed by constancy, forgiveness combined with fidelity, and faith conjoined with fruitfulness there can be no lasting stability. Therefore their roots were to become strong like the bastions of the Lebanon forests. Their beauty was to be as the olive, they were to revive as the corn and flourish as the vine.

 The corn, wine and oil imply fruit, more fruit and much fruit. He forgave their guilt, and furnished them with gifts.

 Such love is beyond all telling, more perfect it breaks the backs of all words when we attempt to describe it. More majestic than the heavens, more extensive than the firmament, more expansive than the ocean, His love surpasseth knowledge. Hosea dwells more on the love of God than any other Old Testament prophet.

 “Who is wise and he shall understand these things, prudent and he shall know them.” (Hos. 14:9)

 The proposition commanded, by which Hosea was directed to marry a woman from unsavory associations.

 The pollution reported, in connection with Gomer's manner of life.

 The partnership contracted, and the commencement of married life.

 The perversity indicated in the matter of Gomer's lapse into unfaithfulness.

 The punishment prescribed which reflects God’s judgment against Israel.

 The proposals resisted that were made by the Lord to an unfaithful nation.

 The penalties inflicted which were intended for corrective discipline.

 The promises intimated that were calculated to encourage a change of behavior.

 The purposes revealed depicting the ultimate design and aim.

 The parable interpreted as being a demonstration of the love of the Lord toward Israel.       


 In the Old .Testament. History there is found no other instance in which a prophet of God is called upon to enter into the deepest degree of agonizing grief and appalling anguish in the sphere of domestic life, in order to demonstrate to a people the grievous way in which they had wounded the love of God.

 The heart of Hosea was appointed to enter the innermost of painful suffering, and to encounter the utmost of serious injury to his sensitive nature. In his compact of love he had entered into relationship with a reclaimed harlot, who later shattered the bond in a most lewd and vulgar manner by returning to her former vice of prostitution for hire.

 Gomer violated the closest companionship, the comeliest virtues, the choicest values, and the costliest vows.

 God chose to take the natural relations associated with courtship, marriage and home life, in order to illustrate the deeper realities of His identification with Israel. Gomer was deflected from the obligations she had agreed to honor, and abandoned herself to the lowest forms of indecency, immorality and social vice.

 God used these tragic happenings to impress upon the nation the regrettable state of apostasy and inconstancy that prevailed through centuries of history.

 Israel had been called to enter into a spiritual union of the most intimate nature with an immortal Lover. She was, therefore, responsible to rightly represent the One Who had chosen her to fill so dignified a relationship, and to reflect, in some degree, the glories of His name and beauties of His nature.

 God had lavished upon Israel all the moral gifts and spiritual graces that were essential to holiness of life, and had frustrated the forces that sought to prevent the fulfillment of His purpose.

 Hosea summons many facts from the nation’s previous history in support of the golden opportunity God had given to Israel. Side by side with these, he recounts the fickleness and failure that had hindered her from rising to the occasion to fulfill her obligations.


 The object lesson dealt with here commands the attention of the apostles of the New Testament. For instance, Paul speaks of Lo-ruhamah as implying “not beloved” in Rom. 9:25, while Peter refers to the same name as indicating “hath not obtained mercy,” I Pet. 2:10. The word, as used in Hosea, is in the intensive form, therefore, both “loved” and “mercy” are contained in its meaning, which expresses the deep, tender yearning of the innermost soul over the one loved. A suggestion of this attitude is reflected in the word “pitieth,” which means to “yearn over” as used in Psa. 103:13.

 The name Gomer is derived from a root meaning, “to finish” or “complete,” “to come to an end” is the rendering in Psa 7:9, and again “ceaseth” Psa. 12:1, etc., etc.  Does this mean that Gomer had filled up her cup of iniquity, or does it suggest that God would perfect that which concerned both her and Hosea? We would suggest the latter in the light of Rom. 9:28. The God Who had invited Israel to become His very own, and Who bestowed rare and remarkable gifts upon her, was at this time being wholly ignored. She had become another’s, which clearly describes her adultery.

 The Pleading Voice appeals, v. 2. Following the fall from fidelity she next becomes faithless, and as in Tennyson's Idylls, the guilty Queen Guinevere failed to appreciate the friendly kindness shown to her.

 The Warning Voice arrests, vs. 3-4. When a nation deserts God, dullness, dryness, and deadness are the result. In the description of the outcome in this case Israel is stripped of apparel and adornment, scorched like an arid desert, and slain as an abandoned delinquent.

 The Correcting Voice accuses, v. 5. The more stringent the restrictions that are placed in the path of the wayward, the greater the evidence of God's loving intent for the wanderer. When the gardener makes the fence secure, it is in order to prevent the plundering destroyer from doing his work of spoilation. Those who accept the false friend and abandon the true, forge for themselves a lifelong trouble. The fickle lover may appear to be glamorous and generous, but the Faithful One is graciously and gloriously genuine. The choice of the false is always costly and will, in future days, exact tribute. The call of the true requires chastity in behavior, but yields bountiful treasure in return. “The pure in heart ... shall see God,” everywhere, in the great events or small.

 The period of the prophetic ministry of Hosea ranged from King Uzziah to Jeroboam II, therefore, his active service at the very minimum lasted for over sixty years. The Northern Kingdom had become notorious for nullifying foreign alliances with adjacent nations, and many forms of corrupt worship had been introduced into the land from the surrounding countries. The darkest days to the history of the Ten Tribes were running their course. Decadence was never more pronounced, nor the downward trend more gloomy. The administration was swayed by selfishness, and party passion was steeped in sordid political intrigue, causing the country to sink lower and lower in moral ruin.

 Hosea realized the one available source of strength, and was therefore able to say with David, “My help cometh from the Lord.” He certainly knew the secret of real comfort and good hope through grace.

 The truth of this realization is both suggested and supported by the meaning of his father's name. “Beeri” means “Well of Jehovah,” and is derived from a root implying, “to dig,” “to write,” or “to declare.” The only occurrences of the verb form are found in Deut. 1:5; 27:8; and Neh. 2:2. The noun is derived from “a well,” or “a pit,” or as rendered in Jer 2:13, “cistern.” Surely then “Beeri” speaks of the well spring of life, the fountain from which the prophet drew his strength, Isa. 12:3. This picturesque future reminds us of the Source of our satisfaction.


 The nation of Israel had been specially selected and separated to function as a vessel sanctified and meet for Jehovah's use. Her unwarrantable unchastity and shameful selfishness brought upon the tribes the swift and severe chastisement of God. The character of this chastisement is described in Hos. 2:6-13. The Lord placed a hindering difficulty in the way to retard the nation’s downward course. He prevented the realization of the projects planned by causing the harassing disappointment of v. 7. He also promoted the embarrassing circumstances that helped to deprive Israel of her requisites, vs. 8-9. He purposely withheld supplies because they were being used to facilitate indecencies, and eventually brought about her humiliating disgrace, v. 19. The Lord also prevented further participation in the normal, reasonable and seasonable festivals and functions, and precipitated the whole community into a hapless plight of distress, v. 11. He likewise pronounced the destruction of the fruits of the earth to bring upon this comely heritage, harmful desolation, v. 12. In addition to all these things, He pledged a suitable recompense for their misbehavior in the idolatrous courts of Baal in order to bring the wayward to the place of hopeless despair, v. 13.

 The eight “I wills” in this section, vs. 6-13, should be particularly noted, for when God determines discipline of this nature, no one can escape, “none shall deliver out of My hand,” v. 10. All the while this wickedness was going on, Israel kept up an outward semblance of piety. The new moons, Sabbaths and solemn feasts were all regularly celebrated, v. 11. God refuses to tolerate fickle piety, false joy, and feigned loyalty, and so he framed a decree to frustrate, once and for all, the possibility of such festivals being continued. For the sake of brevity we have confined each of these seven deplorable features to the compass of a sentence, but when combined, they reflect a decadence that staggers the imagination.


 The worst form of infidelity is that which outwardly professes faithfulness, while, inwardly, disloyalty reigns. The sham and show of a formal pretence had long since faded from Gomer's manner of life. She had become openly reprobate, and had not only forsaken her true lover, but was publicly fraternizing with the fallen who had stained their honor and soiled their purity. Habits of sin lead to hardness of heart which makes it impossible for the soul to hate evil, “Neither doth he abhor that which is evil.” Even the dearest recollections of the deepest degree of fellowship that has existed in the past, deters no longer.

 A time came in Israel's history when she not only secretly, but flagrantly and openly as a nation, violated the law of love and Lordship she had formerly revered. Worse than that, she held in veneration the hideous gods of idolatrous shrines.

 Of all sin this is ugliest and most hateful — that a people brought into right relationship with God should not only ignore the high and holy bond of union, but go out to commit spiritual adultery. Better far never to have known the sanctity of God's stately and sensitive love, than, having experienced its fair and fragrant sincerity, to willfully wound it by acts of basest lewdness.

 The baneful vulgarity of heathenish corruption is by no means as infamous as sin against infinite love. Most clearly, then, does Hosea depict the principle that God’s faithful love never inflicts judgment unless the grievousness of sin demands it. We cannot minimize the enormity of unfaithfulness in the face of such perfect love. Surely there is no defilement so desperate, and no debasement so despicable, as that of women abandoning themselves to prostitution for hire at the shrines of sensual worship, Hos. 4:14. A real need exists of making application of some of these truths to the church of our own day. All too frequently, divinely-bestowed gifts are being used for unchrist-like ambitions, and in God's name activities are carried on which cause a good deal of blatant criticism to arise among labor unions and workers' organizations. No form of treachery is as despicable as that of Ahithophel and Judas in their betrayal of beneficent friendship and bountiful generosity.

 Reversing The Valley of Achor with its awful memories of ignominious defeat is to be turned into a stronghold of radiant hope. The mercies of the moment are not to be minimized by the haunting memories of the past, but mingled with the merit of a mighty Lover. Achor has become proverbial as the place of trouble and tragedy; it is now to be transformed into a distinguished triumph with a desirable trophy. The heartbreaking treachery of Achan takes us back to the dawn of national deliverance. He was a man whose wickedness was characterized by weakness and willfulness. Having already shared the society, security and surety of the redeemed of the Lord, he played traitor to his people and brought upon them shameful dishonor and serious disaster. Such misconduct marred all relationship and debarred the culprit from sharing the blessings of the kingdom. The misbehavior of Israel had merited law and justice, not love and justification. But God was out to reverse past history. The rough rocks, steep slopes and frowning foes were to move out of the picture and give place to the queenly qualities of hope. The word “allure” is used in the Scripture fourteen times and is associated with the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the Devil. Here God uses the method adopted by the enemy, but with Holy intent. The deepest experiences of spiritual discipline are best suited to solitude. The fact of allurement into the wilderness shuts out all other listeners. The list of the violations of love confessed will never be published for there are no reporters there so the sharp spear of deadly gossip is forever stilled. Nor can the defilements, discords, dangers and disturbances of the old surroundings of the valley-of trouble intrude into the sacredness of the interview.

 While I was working with Dr. Walter L. Wilson of Kansas City, a young married woman with her two little girls called at the surgery. Upon entering the consulting room, she left the children in the waiting lounge. Her story was of the usual type. Her husband had found someone who gave him more time and attention, and when she had completed her story of woe, the Doctor looked at her, and said, “Yes, and you are largely to blame.” He asked the young wife if she did her best when preparing meals, to select the food she knew her husband liked best. “No,” said she, “I would not put myself out for him, to prepare anything he liked.” “And was that always your attitude?" asked the Doctor. “No,” said she. “At one time I prepared everything that he said he liked, but I would not do it for him now.” “And do you ever go out to meet him when he is returning from the office?” asked the Doctor. “No” she said, “I have long since given over that practice. He prefers other company to mine.” “Very well,” he said, “I will now tell you what to do. This paramour is giving him all the time he wants, she is meeting his wishes at every turn, and the only way to rectify the situation is for you to go one better. Ask him tomorrow morning when he leaves for work what time he will be home, and what he would like most for his dinner. Dress the two children in their newest, prettiest frocks; dress yourself in your very best; be ready at the corner when he turns into your street. Say to him as he approaches, ‘Daddy, we are so glad that you've come home,’ and let him take the hand of each child as he walks to the house. When you get inside greet him the way you used to do, and tell him you have something nice for his dinner. Practice this for a week, and come back and tell me the result.” She replied, “I don't know whether I could do it, Dr. Wilson.” “Did you once do it?” he asked. “Oh, yes,” she said, “I was in the habit of doing it once.” Then he said, “You do it again.” The remedy was crucial, exasperating, but she faced it, and did it and in three weeks' time returned, with a new light in her eyes, and the care‑worn appearance gone. She said to Dr. Wilson, with tears streaming from her eyes, O Doctor, it worked so wonderfully. I cannot tell you all, but we had the matter out in solitude, and everything is now put right. Thank you so much for the advice.”

RevealingAnd the Lord took Israel aside,” and, in the solitude, loftier heights than the cliffs of Achor loomed on the landscape, a society of Holy fellowship, set in the surroundings of spiritual sacredness, with a distant outlook of greater and more radiant glory, greeted her. Achor was to become a fresh spring for the renewal of courage to stiffen character and sustain in conflict. Well may we repair again to the valley, reflect on the adversary who was inflicted with ignominious defeat, and then recall the secret of victorious recovery. The place of rebuke and retreat will then become the place of revelation, rapture, and rejoicing.

The southernmost Cape in Africa had for centuries been called the Cape of Death because the ships that tried to negotiate the treacherous currents seldom returned. At length in 1487 the great Portuguese sailor, Admiral Diaz, turned the prow of his vessel into the teeth of the gale and succeeded in navigating the turbulent waters. To his amazement on the eastern side he discovered a vast placid ocean, whereupon it was considered appropriate to rename the African promontory, and change it from the Cape of Death, to the Cape of Good Hope. Vasco da Gama followed the course ten years later, and landed at Goa on the west coast of India. So likewise the Valley of Achor with its humiliation was transformed into a vision of hope with prospective triumph.

Responding —  Thou shalt call him Ishi, my husband.” This is consistent with the great prophet Isaiah, and corresponds to his declaration in Isa. 62:4-5. God requires from His people whole-hearted and utter, unreserved committal. How close He draws: Into what a degree of intimacy He initiates us, and invites our participation, yet He will not share a title or a treasure with another. He refuses the double heart and cannot accept such. Love is one for one. To love is to live. To love earnestly is to live effectively; to love endearingly is to live enduringly; to love evermore is to live eternally.

God will not tolerate any longer the more common name for husband, “Balli,”  meaning “Master,” for this title had been prostituted to evil associations, it savored too much of Baal-peor, Baal-zephon, Baal-gad, Baal-zebub, and a score of others. “I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth,” v. 17. What a cleansing! To have the very remembrances of the former lewd, licentious lapses obliterated so that the slightest degree of recollection is lost to all consciousness.

Ratifying — The confirming of the covenant ratifies the relationship forever, v. 18. The world of nature is so harmonious that the harassing things become harmless. The hostile factors are now a help; forces that frustrated hopes are now listed among the friendly aids. The noxious things become innoxious; in place of the perturbation of war, there is prevailing peace. All hostility is transmuted into harmony. The Septuagint Version of the last line of v. 10, reads, “I will make thee to lie down in hope.” It is rendered “in safety,” Psa. 4:8, Deut. 33:12,28. The figure is that of reclining restfully and safely in the delectable field of hope where perfect peace prevails, all this because the glorious Bridegroom is now both Guardian and Guide. The Shepherd-lover has secured His objective. Creation itself contributes to the charm of the contentment shared in His companionship.   

Reinstating, vs. 19-20 — As the beauties of earth and bounties of heaven combine in blessing the betrothed, so, nearer and nearer, dearer and dearer, becomes the relationship. The immutables of the triune God are indicated and intimated in the three-fold testament of intention —“I will betroth,” “I will betroth,” “I will betroth.” Let us consider carefully the character of this changeless covenant, for no neutral tints appear here. The colors are flaming, gorgeously brilliant and intense.

 Firstly. — It is contracted “for ever,” indicating the unending durability of this most intimate of all bonds of sacred fellowship.

 Secondly. — It is “in righteousness” — signifying the untainted dignity of both the Bridegroom and the betrothed.

 Thirdly. —  It is “in judgment” — verifying the unassailable decorum and rectitude of the contracting parties, so that no lawful accusation can be raised by anyone. “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect?”

 Fourthly. — It is “in loving kindness” — certifying to the unblemished disposition, devoid of even a shadow or sensation of inconstancy.

 Fifthly. — It is “in mercy” — indicating the undeniable desirability of the companionship in which every kindly considerateness is expressed and enjoyed.

 Sixthly. — It is “in faithfulness” — guaranteeing through an abiding, unchangeable decree, all necessary maintenance, in demonstration of the Spirit of mutuality, amity and unity.

 Seventhly. — It is a full recognition, “Thou shalt know the Lord,” in a sublimely complete realization. This unqualified discernment of the inherent virtue and inestimable value of the character of the Beloved will forever exclude all misapprehension and misunderstanding.

 The forecast of the union here given describes the full comprehension and the highest realization of the sublime environment, supreme endowment, and serene endearment of love between God and the soul. The inestimable and incomparable features that are embraced in the pledge and privilege of this immutable decree certify to the love which makes us one. Inestimable beauty, impregnable integrity, instinctive mutuality, imperishable sympathy, infinite fidelity, and intelligent sensibility — against such there is no law. In this astounding mystery of grace, God bends and stoops in mercy, to seek, select and sanctify a bride from fallen humanity. With our finite minds we cannot plumb the heights, fathom the depths, scan the expanse, or gauge the degree of love so affable, ineffable and adorable. He Who sways unparalleled dominion demonstrates His unselfish devotion by issuing a decree to deliver from the disgrace of sin, and exalt to the society of Heaven, a redeemed and regenerated humanity.

 Reciprocating, vs. 21-22 — The figure of reconciliation visualized in the heavens answering the earth pictures harmony restored, and the will of God swaying the earth with the same sceptre that rules the heavens. Heaven is regulated and earth ruled by the will of God, which gives us a foreview of what is to be enjoyed when the prayer Christ taught His disciples is fulfilled, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” The description given shows heaven, as it were, appealing to earth to receive the showers of blessing, and earth answering by appropriating the refreshing, and renewing rain. Then again, earth is seen approaching heaven with adoring praise, and heaven accepting the tribute of earth’s ascription. Material figures are used to illustrate the features of profounder spiritual realities. The earth must first be right with God, and then the whole order of the universe will be right with man. The beauty of the panorama baffles comprehension. The Apostle Paul declared that God had “made known to us the mystery of His will,” which, as we noted, is the main subject of this section, wherein it is used fourteen times. Paul goes on to say that “In the new order of the fullness of times He will gather together in one all things in Christ both which are in heaven and which are in earth even in Him.” What an amazing unity this represents! What astounding uniformity! What absolute harmony is purposed by the will of God in Christ Jesus! No wonder in that same epistle the innermost meaning of wedlock is adopted as a miniature metaphor to prefigure the eternal union of Christ and His Church. Eph. 5:26, 27, 32.

 The means Hosea adopts is that of using temporal sustenance as a type and from it he denotes the measureless spiritual substance assured by the covenant. The corn, wine and oil signify the bread of life, the wine of love, and the oil of joy, or we may speak of these as being the sustaining corn, the gladdening wine, and the anointing oil. The main point emphasized is that all things are adjusted so as to amplify and animate the life and love of the newly‑entered society established in holiness. When the soul is fully assured of heaven's provision and protection, there is no need to fret or fear about hell's power.

 Realizing, v. 23 — The rementioning at this stage of the names of Hosea's three children is profoundly important. Jezreel is used as a figure of scattering the nation in ch. 1, but by variation of the vowel points, the meaning is changed in this case to “sowing.” They are to be planted or set in the kingdom for development and dominion in contrast to being scattered in the world for disharmony and dishonor.   

Lo-ruhamah — “not having obtained mercy,” is changed to Ruhamah, “having obtained mercy,” and Lo-ammi — “not my people” — is changed to Ammi “my people.” This culmination is the outcome of a great reversal, and notice that the last verse in ch. 2 is a repetition of the first verse of the same chapter, as if used as a refrain to communicate an achieved aim. Therefore, the truth of Isaiah is demonstrated, viz., declaring the end from the beginning, Isa. 46:10.

   Remembering, ch. 3:1 — Israel was not chosen as a people because of being affable and lovable, Deut. 7:6-9. God’s faithfulness to His promise made to the fathers is given as the reason why He so resolutely and readily honored His word. The enormity of Gomer’s guilt and the indecency of her iniquitous behavior did not quench Hosea's love, nor did the floods of ingratitude drown it.  Notice how this fact is clearly indicated in the use made of the words, “Beloved of her friend,” Hos. 3:1. The sensual appetite that longed for flagons of wine and cakes of raisins was stronger than spiritual apprehension and adoration. Here in the two parts of a vitally-connected symbolism supply the illustration of the truth which is presented in the prophecy, while the prophecy itself is the explanation of the symbolical transaction. In other words, the single truth is submitted first in illustration and then by explanation. The explanation of the meaning of the illustration is stated in the words “according to the love of the Lord for the children of Israel,” v. 1. The theme is so lovely and lofty in beauty that it is worthy of more careful consideration and space than we can devote to it. Hosea previously went to a certain section of the community to win the fallen, he is now bidden to go promptly to the same society and win back the faithless.

 Redeeming  So I bought her,” ch. 3:2. The root of this word is rendered “digged” in eleven instances, of which Gen. 26:25; 50:5; also Job 6:27 are examples. On two occasions the word is rendered “buy,” and here “bought.” See also Jer. 1:20, 22; Psa. 57:6; 119:85. A matter of importance for each one of us is to remember the pit from whence we have been digged. To use a colloquialism, Hosea was sent to dig Gomer out.

 The conclusion of this illustrative story is indicated in a sentence. “According to the love of the Lord toward the Children of Israel.” The true quality of friendship is interpreted as being the attachment of love, while the quintessence of that friendship is the adherence of loyalty. True love is not an attitude which stands hard by when the sea is smooth, the sky blue, the supplies plentiful, and the strength vigorous, but forsakes when the way is rough, the task rugged, the provision restricted, and the weather rigorous. The best friend is better far than a thousand butterflies that flit from flower to flower in the sunshine, but fly away when the storm begins to gather on the horizon.

 The Lord fondly loved Israel in all the fervor of His sympathetic strength and steadfastness. Such knowledge is wonderful in the extreme. Yea, He faithfully loved without variableness or shadow of turning. He freely loved and furnished all requisites for redemption, rest, and rejoicing. He feelingly loved and was most considerate in His care, courteous in His gentleness, and generous in His gifts. He familiarly loved and refused to be treated as an absentee or as one distant. The constant demonstration of His nearness and intimacy was exhibited by His dwelling in the midst of the nation. The Lord faithfully loved and remained unchanged in the presence of ungratefulness and unbelief, although His name was profaned and His patience provoked.   

Reviewing Nothing in history is so problematical as the persistent persecution of the Jews and yet, withal, their perpetual preservation. Although they are citizens in every country in the world, they are denied citizenship in a national home. Although banished, buffeted and bereaved, and forbidden the rights of a country with their own governing policy, they, nevertheless, flourish and are maintained in undiminished hope and in an unbroken spirit of expectancy. They still await the call of the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah. No other people possess a line of descendants that witnessed the golden age of Egypt, the greatness of Nineveh, the grandeur of Babylon, the growth of Medo-Persia, the Grecian conquests, and the glory of Rome. These, and many other features, form a definite proof that they are being preserved through the centuries to participate in the ultimate consummation revealed in ch. 2. They are yet to return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their King. We sometimes overlook that the meaning of David is “beloved,” and the voice from the excellent glory actually said, “This is my son David in whom I am well pleased.”


 The first cause is declared three times to be lack of knowledge, vs. 1-6. The divine light was shining so brightly, and the love was evidenced so clearly they should certainly have known their Preserver and Protector. The word rendered “rejected” in v. 6, is also translated “despised,” Lev. 26:43, Num. 11:22. Righteousness had departed from the administration, and in its stead, swearing, lying, killing, and stealing, were the order of the day, v. 2. When the affections are alienated from God every activity is likewise affected. Reproof was now resented, and prince, priest, and prophet were embroiled in the charges laid.  See Hos. 3:4; 4:4, 5. The result was they were smitten with sorrow, stricken with silence, and subjected to stumbling, vs. 3-5. All interference with the inflicting of the sentence was forbidden, v. 4.

   The Lord is said to have a controversy with the nation, which implies a legal cause with a lawful charge attached. The purpose of this is to demonstrate that Jehovah had righteous claims which were being wholly ignored, and in order to prevent misunderstanding among the surrounding nations and all future posterity, God exposed the crime and expressed the sentence. In ch. 4 charges are laid, the conduct is described, and the condemnation passed upon the offenders.

 Every rank is rebuked, every class censured and every association accused. The common practice was to forget the law, so God pledged to forget those whom they loved. The state of the soul is extremely sad. The array of accusation is alarming. They were unmindful of the lLaw, unfaithful in their love, unfruitful in their lust and unheedful toward their Lord, v. 6-10.

 The word for “sin” and “sin-offering” in Hebrew is one and the same, and the implication of v. 8 is that the priests encouraged the people to sin for the sake of having sin-offerings brought to them to indulge their own selfishness. On their iniquity they set their soul. Sensual indulgence causes grave injury to spiritual insight.

 In spite of the costliest benefits conferred, the people were unconscious of their responsibility to reciprocate, were unconcerned about obligations of obedience, and were unconstrained by gratitude to acknowledge their indebtedness to their Lord and Master. To make the case even more critical they dishonored divine decrees, and made defiant demands to gratify indulgence. The handiwork of God was ignored, the holiness of the Most High disregarded, and the honor of the lofty One impinged.

 The excellent sublimities of Jehovah should cause everyone to magnify His goodness. The summits of His sanctuary are all fairness in beauty and purity, and His personal perfections transcend His noblest works. But Israel rejected knowledge, and in return was rejected, v. 6, because she had left off taking heed to Jehovah, v. 10. Where had she been as a nation, but for His majestic instancy and faithful constancy?

 ISRAEL’S IDOLATRY Ch. 4:11- Ch. 5

 The undeniable offence is not merely obvious to the omnipotent One, but so openly flagrant that the casual observer can not help but see it. The hills, mountains, oaks, poplars, and elms were witnesses to the whoredoms perpetrated. The wanton wickedness and disgusting demeanor are summed up under the woeful figures of wine and women wrecking the heart, vs. 11 & 14.

 How unwise for an enlightened people to approach and consult idols of wood, to adopt divining rods, and to credit to such the ability to advise and counsel. As if to worsen matters, they invoked the holy name of the Most High while engaged in their worship, v. 15. Pietistic pretence is worse than public prostitution. The hideous hypocrisy they practiced was more heinous than their vice. Where is there a slave that can mollify such mockery? Idolatry innoculates the soul with the virus of immorality and intemperance, so that sensuality becomes linked with superstition and is followed in turn by every thing of crudity and cruelty. No state can be more undesirable, no social life more unclean, and no sentiment more unholy than these abysmal depths into which Israel had sunken. The majority of the ten tribes did not even wish to understand the enormity of their crimes and were therefore dispersed.

 “Ephraim is joined unto idols, let him alone.” What! Ephraim entwined with evil, wedded to wickedness, linked with lewdness, covenanted to corruption, married to Molech! What an evil state! Ephraim heard, but did not heed the warning, and so hazarded his soul. The beginning was so harmless and inoffensive. They were simply worshipping God through representation that was merely intended to grip and hold their attention. From this unsuspecting initiation they were eventually led into idolatry.

 The Prophets warned of this very peril, but without avail. How dangerous it becomes to dabble in such a practice just because some relative indulges in it! The mightiest messenger, Elijah, failed to frustrate the practice in Israel. When we reject reproof, hardness of heart results, and hardness is followed by haughtiness, and haughtiness by hypocrisy. But we should remember that the careless, heedless, reckless life that despises instruction is doomed.

 Chapter 5 — The controversy continues and the charge is laid against all ranks. Priests, kings, and people were involved in idolatry. The sinister nature of such sin is that it first entices, then it enslaves, and eventually exposes the victim to the wrath of God.

 The unholy union Israel contracted caused God to withdraw His company from them in utter disgust, v. 6. Notice the nature of the nation’s deportment. The charge has included in it deceit v. 1, revolt v. 2, insult v. 3, guilt v. 4, conceit v. 5, cant v. 6, incest v. 7, and tumult v. 8. Ancient Jewish tradition teaches that at Mizpah and Tabor, which were centers of idolatry, groups of men hid themselves beside the highways and suddenly rushed out to ensnare those who were proceeding to Jerusalem for worship. The word “slaughter” is nearly always used of slaying the sacrifices in the book of Leviticus, but here, all too often, pilgrims were the victims.    

The vagrancy and villainy that idolatry breeds violates every vestige of spiritual virtue. In themselves, idols lack the qualities that entitle them to the respect and reverence or all such as are just and upright. Somehow there is a strong tendency in the human heart to want something to behold rather than something to believe. Gaudy glitter is considered preferable to the glorious grace of God. Tawdry tinsel is esteemed more highly than trust in truth. Sensuous séances are sought after more eagerly than spiritual secrets. These people vaunted their vulgarities to such an extent that God withdrew Himself. The word may be rendered, “He delivered or freed Himself from them.” The priests, clad in the saintly robes of the sanctuary, cloaked their corruption, participated in outrage, while the state policy connived and condoned idol worship. The spirit of idolatry motivates its votaries equally as does the immortal Spirit of God move and energize those who venerate God.

 The rulers of the State were under the awful spell of evil, v. 4. Impartial justice, imperial righteousness, and immortal goodness of God were ignored.  Because of a warped disposition, the nation deliberately dispensed with reality and substituted sorcery. The speed with which they are to be severed from their ill‑gotten gains by the execution of the sentence upon them is suggested in the word “month.” Within four weeks everything would be gone, v. 7. God was no longer their portion; compare Psa. 16:5; 71:26; 119:57; 142:5; Lam. 1:24.

 After the destruction of Ephraim, the judgment was also to overtake Benjamin. The former had walked in the commandments, not of God, but of Jeroboam who initiated the idolatry into Israel, v. 11. God plainly declares what His attitude will be.

“I will be unto Ephraim as a moth.”

“I will be unto Ephraim as a lion.”

                                                                         -vs.  12,14.

         The change in the divine attitude must have been startling and acute enough to shock their susceptibilities had Israel not looked upon Assyria and Egypt as nations that were outside the boundaries of the administration of the Almighty, while they themselves constituted the inner circle of His intimate associates.

         How staggering the thought that the Lord would work invisibly and invidiously as a moth, and as rottenness from within for their destruction, and as an obvious overbearing oppressor from without, for their devastation. The lion pounces upon its prey regardless of pity, so would Assyria devastate the land. “The Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.” Isa. 7:18.

         The moth may come out of a folded mantle, the fly may emerge from a festering carcass, the bee may appear from the far-flung forest, yet these are within the orbit of omnipotence for Him to use when and how He will. Mysterious powers may be hidden away that God can harness to fulfill His plan. The Lord's controlling purpose and comprehensive providence are untrammeled by the limitations of human thinking. Are we in the habit of confining God's activity to the smallness of parochial perimeters and circumscribed circles? Momentous movements that fashion the forces exercised in national judgments and which in turn determine destinies often have a very insignificant origin. We may well ask. “What can a moth or a fly or a bee achieve?”


 Some at least realized the separation sin had wrought, but their resolution to return lacked sincerity. This fact is indicated in the immediate context:

 “They consider not in their hearts."

“They have not cried unto Me with their heart." 

                                                                               ch. 7:2,14.

 Ripples of regret are soon ruled out; rumblings of remorse may roll across the soul without effecting a real deep repentance. Although at times baffled and burdened, the nation failed to bring the sacrifice of a broken and contrite heart. The seven-fold use of the third personal pronoun, “He,” should be noted in vs. 1‑3. In their recognized distance from God they did not dare use the pronoun “Thou,” yet they still possessed a clear-cut recollection of the majesty of divine mercy. Had they not experienced His help and healing centuries before? Exo. 15:26. They well remembered the delicate sympathy of God's disposition, but lacked that decidedness and devotedness that would otherwise have secured to them the recovery, revival, and refreshment they so desperately needed.

 Faith in the faithfulness of God's promises that expects believingly, relies trustfully and depends confidently was wholly absent. Could they possibly ignore the many mercies, the mighty deeds, the miraculous protection, the marching arrangements, the measureless provision, the memorable deliverances, the magnificent kindness, and the manifest beauty of the Lord?

 Hosea 6:3  Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

The Responsive Complaint, v. 4 —  The sorrows of an almighty Lover are expressed in vs. 4-11.

“O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee?”

“O Judah, what shall I do unto thee?”

         Love mourns when all possible resources for restoration are exhausted without the designed recovery being effected. God bemoaned that their goodness was as a morning cloud which looked so promising at dawn, but dwindled away as the day developed.

 The seven-fold use of the pronoun “I” in the divine response should be clearly marked.

   The Reproving Chastisement, v. 5 — The words of the Prophet had flashed fire when denouncing the social sins of the nation. The accusations, however, were blended with appeals. “My judgment is as the light that goeth forth,” which signifies God's judgment as being clear and convicting and impossible of being challenged or obstructed. Today the perverted codes of national morality in public, politic, and civic life which cater for loose living, need the same vigorous protest of the prophet's voice.

   The Regrettable Cause, v. 6 — “I desired mercy, and not sacrifice.” The unmerciful methods practiced, and the unmitigated murder of spiritual aspiration were intermingled with the many sacrifices of the Mosaic order. Such behavior was blasphemous and utterly incongruous. Why devote a sacrifice to God while their own hearts were devoid of sympathy toward their fellows whom they were slaughtering instead of saving? The priests themselves instead of accepting sacrifices for the salvation of the people were making them idolaters and teaching them to commit lewdness, whereas they should have taught them the knowledge of God.

   The Repressed Covenant, v. 7 — “They like men have transgressed the covenant.” Solemn vows were violated, sacred contracts were cancelled without concern. Sacrificial pledges were prostituted, stipulated instructions were ignored, steadfast bonds were broken, statutory resolves were repudiated, while selfish indulgences and sinful impunities were greedily and flagrantly perpetrated. Some people are like snails, they leave a slime track wherever they go.

 The Renegade City, v. 8 —  Ramah of Gilead was one of the shelter cities of refuge but had become a harmful peril instead of a hallowed place of security. The city of refuge was changed to a center for robbers. The worst is always the prostitution of the best. The priests who should have been the exemplars of morals were encouraging murders by overthrowing the people's faith in the true God. Little wonder that Jeremiah said, “Is there no balm in Gilead: is there no physician there?” (Jer. 8:22)

 The Revealed Crime, v. 10 — This ugly, unseen ulcer that was sapping away the very strength of social and spiritual life was uncovered. Irrespective of how clever the device no man can so conceal craftiness, as to deceive God. “There is nothing hid that shall not be revealed,” said our Lord. Congested corruption and clotted crime had been cloaked under religious garb, and the Lord tore away the covering and exposed the vicious viper concealed there. Compare also Jer. 5:13-31.

 The Renewed Caution, v. 11 — The harvest is stated as having already been appointed and is sure of being reaped if sin be persisted in. In view of the tendencies of Judah, the warning is renewed. Was the harvest to be similar to that of Isa. 17:11? The prophet had similarly warned Babylon, Jer. 51:23.


 In the opening three verses, God declares that Ephraim forfeited favor because of their wretched falsehood, and their depravity, danger and disgrace are exposed. The Lord would have changed their unhappy lot, cleansed away their stain, and cared for their interests but they were wholly insensible to His intentions, and ignored His desire and design. Their flatteries and follies secured to them acceptance with the king, who delighted in seeing his subjects submit to his wicked laws, yet, at the same time, they refused to acknowledge the rites and claims of God, and expressed their antipathy deliberately, positively, and willfully.      

The national attitude is made clear by the use of eight negatives in the chapter: “They consider not,” v. 2; “none calleth unto Me,” v. 7; “he knoweth it not,” v. 9; “they do not return,” v. 10; “nor seek Him for all this,” v. 10; “without heart,” v. 11; “they have not cried unto Me,” v. 14; “they return, but not to the most High," v. 16. Their falsity and flattery were aggravated by their friendship with scorners, v. 5. The fires of lust were well supplied with fuel, v. 6, and the New Testament description, “They burned in their lust, one toward another,” is very applicable. Fraternity with strangers had depleted their strength so that they became flaccid as dough on one side, and hard as a cinder on the other, vs. 8, 9. Failing vigor and decay of devotion signified by gray hairs, together with the folly demonstrated in being as a silly dove, and seeking help from Egypt and Assyria, illustrated their unhappy plight, vs. 9-11.

 Faithlessness was most pronounced in their turning away from God and transgressing against Him, v. 13. The sixfold use of the pronoun “Me” at the close of the chapter should be noted — “Fled from Me,” “transgressed against Me,” “spoken lies against Me,” “they have not cried unto Me,” “they rebel against Me,” “they imagine mischief against Me,” “they return, but not unto the most High,” vs. 13‑16. In the light of such an attitude the stupendous nature of His love is overwhelming. The most startling accusation of the whole book is found in v. 4, “They are all adulterers.” The charge comprised a terrible accusation, severe in its scathing and scorching condemnation. The spiritual significance denotes unfaithfulness in relationship. The nation was implicated in fraternizing false systems and following idolatrous ways, which led to mendacity and robbery. During our Lord's ministry He charged the Pharisees with these two indictments, "All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers," John 10:8. “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign,” Matt. 12:39. The rulers had requested a sensational and spectacular sign as a proof of His claims; He immediately directed them for confirmation to evidence in their own history which they refused to investigate, ignoring His instruction and insinuating evasion. In the light of the charge against the nation, the chosen people of God, as being adulterous, what are we to say of church leaders in many quarters today who resort to all manner of associations because of the social prestige they think is gained by so doing?

 We should take particular notice of the five figures that are used in the chapter to illustrate the nation's character and indicate its conduct. These comprise “the flaming fire,” v. 4; “the cake not turned,” v. 8; “the gray hairs undiscerned,” v. 9; “the silly dove,” v. 11; and “the deceitful bow,” v. 16.

 UncontrollableThe flaming fire.” The course pursued was one of unrestrained, unbridled indulgence. This is one of the most awful figures of sin's passion and lust to be found in the Scripture. The Devil is depicted as the baker, the sinner's heart the oven, the leavening substance in the dough is the impelling desire of covetous ambition, revengeful envy, and jealous malignity that devises its diabolical plots. The L.X.X. version renders the passage, "They are committing adultery like an oven burning." The devilish devices furnish the fuel that works the destructive havoc among innumerable lives. Israel had become a snare to the surrounding nations instead of a symbol of salvation, a menace to moral standards instead of a medium to establish righteousness.

 UndesirableThe cake not turned.” The unattractive, uninviting, invidious position of the nation indicates that, as a people, they were useless to both God and man. This insipid state is descriptive of a disposition that disregards obligations to a faithful Friend, and at the same time is repulsive to the false and fickle friends. The nation was displeasing to God because of duplicity, and distasteful to man because of their disgusting behavior. They were as flaccid as dough in their vacillation, and as gritty as a cinder in violating the susceptibilities of others. On the one hand their outward appearance was like that of a whitewashed humbug, and like that of a hateful hypocrite on the other. Neither in motive nor method had they any attractive charm, and were a veritable contradiction.

 UnreasonableGrey hairs and knoweth it not.” The unobservant, unbecoming condition of having manifest evidences of decline and decay without any intelligent discernment as to their true state, expresses a deplorable degeneracy. On account of their lack of love, mixed motives had caused their loyalty to languish. They had become too plausible to be effective, and their incompetence grew out of their indiscretion and indifference. They were unconsciously drifting because they had ignored self-judgment, and were wholly unaware that their usefulness as a witness had vanished.

 UnstableAs a silly dove.” In their unsatisfactory, undecided demeanor they were totally undeserving of the Lord's confidence and equally untrustworthy. Entering into unholy alliances and undesirable company had belittled the dignity conferred on them, and the honor that God Himself had bestowed. All this was the outcome of a divided heart. Their real security consisted in staying themselves upon God, which they failed to do, whereas their senseless action of seeking Assyrian help left them exposed and unprotected.

 UnreliableA deceitful bow,” is a symbol of an unadaptable and unsuitable instrument, incapable of fulfilling the function to which they were called. The confidence reposed in them was misplaced. They betrayed their Benefactor in the critical hour when He relied on them as a weapon of war against evil, and were harmful as a hindering factor instead of being helpful. How alike this is to the action of a faulty ally who feigns allegiance, but acts treacherously. Instead of proving a defensive weapon in spiritual conflict, they were deceitful, and devoid of all reality, utility and ability.

 Can we comprehend the grievous injury such behavior caused the perfect sensitiveness of infinite love? Why this listless apathy toward the royal and loyal affection of their true Friend? His society is forever extremely affable, His sympathy is enduringly affectionate, and His sincerity is eternally amiable.

 The prophet Ezekiel discloses how this Prince of celestial renown takes as the object of His love an insignificant people who are likened to an abandoned infant. Foreknowing the taint and tendency of this immature child, and how that in maturer years she would treacherously repel every overture of tender care and true kindness, He nevertheless chose her with the intent of lifting her to queenly status. (Read Ezek. 16:6-13.)

         Ezekiel described Jerusalem's undignified birth, Eze. 16:1-5, her unmerited covenant, vs. 6‑14, and her unseemly behavior, vs. 15-34.Yet withal the divine beneficence bestowed upon her the supreme treasure in the gift of life, v. 6, the sublime trousseau in the gift of love, vs. 7‑12, and the stately throne in the gift of liability, longevity and liberty. “Thou didst prosper as a kingdom,” v. 13.

         For a people to forsake the fathomless felicities of divine faithfulness for the frivolous fancies of idolatry is an inscrutable moral mystery.

         Remember that the city is a symbol of the maximum of society, therefore ultimately the Holy City, New Jerusalem, is destined to descend from God out of heaven as a bride adorned for her husband, Rev. 21:10. Isaiah also depicts the perfected society, the new name, and queenly dignity, all of which are divinely bestowed, Isa. 62:1-9. Surely the appeal of this amazing aim should win and woo the soul to abide in steadfast constancy, in relation to a Bridegroom of such dignity, majesty and glory.

The Stirring Invitation
  Chs.  8-11


 At this juncture we arrive at the turning point in the prophecy. The attention of Israel is at last arrested, and as a last resource the nation is constrained by a yet more wonderful demonstration of divine patience to consider her desperate state. The attention is first called to a further list of follies that were proving fatal to all that was desirable in chastity, comradeship and co-operation. Moral corruption had already crippled every phase of devotion while commercial prostitution had paralyzed all semblance of dominion. Because of disbelief, the nation had become more valueless and dangerous than a drifting derelict in a whirlpool. Sins of perversity have always been linked with sin's penalty by a strongly-forged chain which makes their punishment inevitable and irrevocable, yet there stands out from the somber gray background of national guilt, in glistening neon letters, the prophetic notice-board announcing God's sovereign sympathy together with His readiness to receive all who turn from their wickedness and seek Him. What could be more winsome than the resolute patience of God pledging deliverance and pardon to all who return? What is more wonderful in reassurance than making repentance possible even to the worst offenders? What news is more welcome to the rebellious than hearing that retributive penalty is conditional and will only be administered in the case of those who obdurately resist mercy? Where shall we find a more wooing proclamation than that the redemptive power of God is able to snap the awful chain that binds the sinner to his judicial sentence of punishment? When we discover in the Word of God that the righteousness provided for our acceptance is from above and not from human sources, is it possible for anyone to disregard the Lord's loving invitation to return? These are but some of the many beauties in the beneficent mercy of God associated with the renewed entreaty made to encourage Israel to come back to the former attitude of fidelity.      


 Not only did Israel forget the faithfulness of God, but insolently flung away His gifts and repudiated His goodness. The nation sought tranquility by ignoring reality. The causes of their faithlessness and fickleness are clearly indicated, and include the transgressing of the covenant, her thrusting aside of all good, the toleration of idolatry, while trading in illegal things and utilizing the gold and silver in sacrilege, also in trafficking with Assyria and coquetting with hired helpers, temporizing with the sacred law and traducing the holy things of sacrifice. Most tragic of all was the turning away from the truth and the forgetfulness of their Maker.      

Every aspect contributes fresh evidence against the sinning nation as being the offending party. The charges made declared in plainest terms the stark inconsistency of the national attitude. When, in earlier history, the nation was faced with the facts of the covenant, they wholeheartedly resolved to render allegiance, but were now flagrantly rebelling against it. The trouble did not involve some trifling detail, but the whole mediatorial contract was violated.

 Israel disregarded the divine authority, dishonored God's name, defied the law, disgraced the privileges of sacred relationship, and determined to select kings without referring the matter to the Lord. Is there any experience more to be deplored than to be deserted by those who hold nearest relationship?

 James II, who came to the throne of England in 1685, soon evinced his vassalage to foreign powers, and because of this descended to depths of shameful abasement. With a haughty self-assertive spirit he persisted in religious celebrations that were under the ban of severe penal statutes.  In his Declaration of Indulgence, in l688, which commenced as follows — “We have thought fit by virtue of our royal prerogative,” he falsely assumed the exercise of divine authority, while in his declaration to Scotland, he said, “We, by our sovereign authority, prerogative royal, and absolute power, do hereby give and grant our royal toleration ... God has given me the dispensing power, and I will maintain it.” This claim is as preposterous as that which was formerly made by the Emperor of Japan, whom General McArthur compelled to disavow such prerogatives.

 The English king could face the most abject plea for mercy unmoved. Even at an hour of disaffection throughout the whole realm, when deserted by his armies and despised by former supporters, he pursued his course unflinchingly. However, when it came to members of his household departing from him, hard as he was, he wept in bitter emotion and cried, “God help me, my children have forsaken me.”

 In broad contrast, the Lord had been infinite in His kindness toward Israel, tender in His compassion, and constant in His wondrous care through long centuries. Can we then comprehend the measure of His agonizing grief when His own children dishonored and deserted Him? What incongruous ingratitude!

 To forsake good and foster evil is the surest way of frustrating the grace of God. The Northern Kingdom rebelled against the House of David, resorted to conspiracy, removed reigning princes, re-established selfish policies, respected pernicious idolatry, and relapsed from obeying the law. The issue of all this led to Menahan appealing for foreign support, which he obtained at a ruinous cost to the country.

 Uzziah, in the Southern Kingdom, built fortified cities to ensure safety from the threatening Assyrian invasion, but all was without avail for they had deserted their God. No other prophet penetrated so deeply into the heart of things and saw the ugly nastiness of appalling sin, nor understood more clearly the urgent necessity for astounding judgment, nor did any other so fully comprehend the unique nature of amazing love.


The word joy in v. 1 means “exultation” and implies “leaping for very joy.” This is the only occurrence of the word in the prophecy, although the cognate verb occurs in ch. 10:5. The noun form is traceable but ten times over the whole range of Scripture from Job 3:22 to Dan. 1:10. This exultant bridal joy had been hindered by a history that was blighted with unfaithfulness and intemperance. On this account, fellowship, felicity, and fruitful growth had ceased entirely.

 The joyless experience of superficiality was marked by backsliding, bankruptcy, and bondage, vs. 1-3. The prospects of hopeful desire and healthful delight had become benighted, and were to be followed by sore bondage, vs. 2-6. The people were destined to be driven back to their former state where in bankruptcy they would again eat the bread of mourners, namely, “the unclean things pertaining to the house of the dead;” all permission of access to the presence of God was forbidden.

 Thus the beauty and bounty of the bridal banquet was entirely reversed, and the mirthful delight that should have been their lasting portion was turned to a mournful dirge. The Northern Kingdom had imbibed the idolatry of Egypt, and adopted the calf worship; therefore they were consigned to be taken again to taste Egyptian bondage, vs. 3,6,17.

 The senseless escapade of selfishness led to bitterness, barrenness, and baseness, vs. 7‑10. This course may all be traced to a disregard for the Word of God, v. 17. However, there can be no ignoring of the avalanche of approaching judgment, “The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come, Israel shall know it,” v. 7.

 Seven references to the word “prophet” occur in the entire message, and in v. 7 the office is connected with the “spiritual man” or “man of the spirit,” which, in this case is the title which the false prophets had taken to themselves.

 Ephraim had once been a watchman with God, an expression indicating the function to which they were formerly called, but probably the use made here is blended with a dash of satire. How awful is this figure, to be accounted “hatred” itself in the house of worship. Dr. Pusey points out that there is a similar use made of the word “prayer” as being personified in Psa. 109:4, “But I prayer.”

 The use made of the word in Genesis in relation to Jacob and Joseph speaks of flesh hatred against the spirit, Gen. 27:41; 40:23; 50:15. Having consecrated themselves to the shameful thing which is called the whoredom of idolatry, they had become Nazarites of corruption. In the Old Testament, the cognate noun of “separate” is used 25 times: 14 of these refer to the Nazarites; so they became separated to shame, and were fashioned in similar likeness to the thing they loved. The fruitless energy of selfishness resulted in bereavement, banishment and blasting.

 The mention of Ephraim's fruitlessness is increased forcefully when we remember that his name means “double fruitfulness.” The wickedness that wrought this havoc extended to Gilgal, which had formerly been the center of solemn blessing. The place was now a sphere of idolatrous rites.

 Every one of us exercises some influence for good or evil on our posterity. Ephraim's behavior was to be detrimental to future generations. When we consider Abraham's act of unbelief that resulted in the birth of Ishmael, from whom came the Arabs, and from whence arose Mohammed, we comprehend how many millions have been affected.  On the other hand, by Abraham's act of faith in believing God's promise of an heir, Isaac was born; through Isaac the Jewish race, and by this line Christ was manifested, and influenced the world for its very best.

 The joyless, senseless course brought in its train drudgery, adversity and insecurity. Some years ago the only daughter of a renowned evangelist of this Commonwealth was married to a Christian builder and contractor. He provided her with a magnificent home and every facility that heart could desire. After the birth of their first-born, the wife said that she was no longer strong enough to attend to the cooking, washing, cleaning and other household matters, and asked for more servants to attend to these things. She also maintained that she lacked the necessary strength to have any more children. Four years later she became fascinated with another man and deserted the husband who had provided her with every comfort and luxury. The paramour was a worker in much poorer circumstances and the unfaithful woman soon found herself in the university of hard knocks. Within the five years that followed she had three additional children, a full quota of housework without help, a meaner dwelling, and yet submitted to the drudgery. Israel, as a nation was in similar plight.      


 The iniquities and idolatries of the people weighed heavily on the prophet’s heart. He realized how needful it was for the disease to be thoroughly diagnosed ere it could be effectively dealt with. The inspired eloquence with which Hosea emphasized the essential need for God's judgment to be meted out is arresting. Obelisks and pillars had been erected to false gods all over the land, but one decisive blow and all were to be broken amid a holocaust of confusion and devastation.

 The Valueless CharacterIsrael had become very conspicuous and is represented as a luxurious vine, but the greater the crop the graver her corruption, and the better the harvest the bigger the idolatrous pillars erected. Sad indeed that toward God this vine was valueless.

 The Virtueless Covenant The covenant pledges that had been made, accompanied by solemn vows were considered null and void, because the heart of the people lacked virtue.

 The Vulgar CeremoniesThe calves of Bethaven, a name meaning “house of vanity,” led to degrading worship, associated with disgusting rites that were corrupt and vulgar, v. 5.

 The Vague CounselsThe counsel given lacked kingly authority, and therefore the administration became incompetent and vague, vs. 6-7.

 The Vanished CitadelThe cries for cover to shield them from the rumblings of retributive justice were wholly unavailing, v. 8. The obvious reason is given. The conditions of corruption had continued to characterize the nation through the centuries since the days of Gibeah. On that memorable occasion a few hundred had escaped the judgment; this time they were to be totally vanquished.

 The Verdict Conveyed The considerateness of God toward Ephraim is now to be reversed and replaced by a tyrant who will make the nation his victim, vs. 10-11. The conduct of Israel is next graphically described under the figures of sowing and reaping. The picture shows that the very thing produced becomes the penalty, and this is to be accompanied by the announcement of the ultimate verdict, vs. 12-13.

 The Vengeance Cited The cruelty of Assyria is to be experienced in the place of the compassion of the Almighty, and the invasion of the land by Shalmanezer will be the occasion of vengeance.

 God is love, and God is one. The unity and immutability of His character are stated at the commencement of Israel's national history, Deut. 6:4. Their life in reality is directed by law, in simplicity, “Thou shalt love,” “Thou shalt love.” True love observes and obeys. Life is made virtuous by a single aim and becomes vocal by reason of a supreme affection. Vigorous activity is the sure result, because the mind, motives, and the movements are constrained by love. A glad submission makes a joyous disposition, and leads to a fragrant expression of God's virtue in witness.

 The cause of inconstancy and corruption may be traced to a double mind, a divided heart, and a deceitful soul, vs. 2, 4. Such features are symptomatic of a malignant moral disease.

 The violation of Divine love constitutes the heinousness of sin in every age. The only way to compensate God for His goodness is by rendering to Him the obedience of love. The grave warning given to this nation at the beginning is clear and explicit, “Beware lest thou forget the Lord,” Deut. 6:12. In this prophecy Israel is charged with the guilt of this very sin, Hos. 8:14.       


 The whole argument of the book may well be epitomized in the early verses of this chapter. The poor, unlovely child had nothing to attract. Israel was born in slavery, forlorn and oppressed, and was compelled to labor in the brick kilns of Egypt. Yet, withal, God’s gracious compassion cared for and called them out, conferred an inheritance upon them, conducted a campaign of conquest in their interest, consolidated their kingdom, commissioned prophets and kings to steer the ship of state, and centered their national life in a magnificent temple. The calendar given for their guidance and good contained seven nationwide holidays a year, one of which lasted 14 days. These were combined with ceremonial feasts and sabbaths which were designed to furnish society with every spiritual privilege and benefit.

 Yet in the face of all this, God's wounded love was compelled to witness against them in the sad statement, “My people are bent on backsliding from Me.” By virtue of the centuries of guardianship during which time prolific bounty, patient care, and providing love had been lavished without stint, the Lord in reviewing it all, exclaimed, “O Ephraim, how shall I give thee up?” The clear, bright, steady flame of eternal love bursts through the dark background of Israel's ingratitude and inconstancy and is all the brighter because of the dismal surroundings. Notice the seven-fold sovereignty and sympathy which is expressed in vs. 1-4.

 God's Electing Grace When Israel was a child I loved him.” The occasion refers to a condition of immaturity and incompetence at a time when the nation was untutored and undeveloped. The picture figures the people as being without strength, without sustenance, and without security, needing constant attention, considerate affection, and custody through adoption into the family of God. In their child-condition they required to be cherished, nourished and caressed.

 God's Emancipating Grace And called my son out of Egypt.” This implies that God broke the yoke of bondage, opened a way out from the jaws of oppression, directed the departure for Canaan, by freeing them from all fear of the foe. Yea, more, they were called to share the divine company, and the Lord became as a faithful Father to a newly-formed family of sons and daughters. By virtue of His infinite resource He was able to endow, enrich and ennoble them as a community.

 God's Edifying Grace I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms.” The Lord not only trained and tended the nation, but nurtured them even as a nurse, and matured them even as a mother. He made a way where there was no way, and took them step by step until they were strong and sturdy, and in times of emergency threw His protecting arms around them to shield from attack. (Deut. 2:11-12)

  God's Endearing Grace But they knew not that I healed them.” God ministered to the moral maladies of the soul, the mental immaturities of the spirit, as well as the many forms of physical frailty. In His patience He perfected that which concerned them, although they were unmindful of His mercy and ungrateful for His unfailing faithfulness.

 God's Entrancing Grace I drew them with the cords of a man, and with the bands of love.” Gently, lovingly, appealingly, He drew them with the charming attractiveness of silken cords and bridal love. Also the bands of marriage, which were intended to culminate in an unending union in bliss, were published.

 God's Ensuing GraceI was to them as they that lift up the yoke on their jaws.” This may mean that as a merciful master He placed His yoke upon them, a yoke which is easy, in the place of the galling yoke of slavery. Strange to say they regarded the respite He gave them as being an irksome restraint. The freedom obtained from the fetters of Egypt seemed to beget in them a longing for license to do as they pleased instead of seeking to please Him.

 God's Enriching Grace I laid meat before them.” The manifold manna in its plenitude, and the systematic supply provided by a faithful Father's hand were not appreciated. Wells of water in a wilderness! Abundance of bread in surroundings of barrenness! Seeing that He furnished their food in such fruitless territory, could He not feed them on the fittest of wheat in a fertile land?

 How personal the divine pleading becomes at this point:

          How shall I give thee up?  
            How shall I deliver thee?”  
            How shall I make thee?”  
          How shall I set thee?” v. 8.

 God is strangely moved to the deepest degree of His infinite heart of compassion, and does not wait for a reply, but promptly answers His own questions in four negatives.

 “I will not,” “I will not,” “I’m God, and not man,” “I will not,” v. 9.

 The chapter ends in a four-fold use of the word “with,” which should be particularly noted. The passage impresses us most deeply that in the direst age and darkest day, God will not, and does not, leave Himself without direct witness and devout worship. He ever draws but does not drive, yea, and He is still drawing to Himself. He drew Moses, Exo., 2:10; He drew David, Psa. 18:16; He drew His bride, Song of Sol., 1:4; He drew Israel, Jer. 31:3. He still adopts the same method in drawing men, John 6:46; 12:32.

 What wonderful cords and hands are these. — The cord of sympathy in sorrow as in v. 4, or as demonstrated in the case of Naomi and Ruth.

 The cord of gratitude for goodness, which is expressed by the willing slave, "I love my master.” Exo. 21:5.

 The cord of bridal belovedness, as in the case of Isaac and Rebekah, Gen. 24:58, or Christ and His church, Eph. 5:25.

 The cord of faithful friendship, like that which knit the soul of David and Jonathan, I Sam. 1:1, cf. Prov. 17:17.

 The cord of the Babe of Bethlehem, “Unto us a child is born,” Isa. 9:6; Matt. 2:6.

 The cord of a merciful ministry, Mark 9:23; John 13:45.

 The cord of a confirmed covenant, “This is the blood of the new covenant,” Luke 22:20; Heb. 13:20.

 The cord of a crucial cross, Matt. 27:42; II Cor. 5:22.

 The cord of an all-glorious ascension, Mark 16:19; Acts 1:11.

 The cord of an interminable intercession, Acts 7:56; Heb. 1:11.

 In the light of all this, can we not enter in to the confident joy of the apostle Paul when he exclaims, “I am persuaded that neither life, nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor authorities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall he able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Such love is a revelation whether it be in redemption, reconciliation, regeneration, or re-creation. More and more we become convinced that the subject of this prophecy is the infinite, incomprehensible and ineffable love of God.

    “Loved with everlasting love,  
     led by grace that love to know  
    Spirit, breathing from above,  
   Thou hast taught me it is so!  
      Oh, this full and perfect peace!  
   Oh, this transport all Divine!  
    In a love which cannot cease,  
I am His and He is mine.”


 Where, in all literature, is there any instance of an integrity so steadfast toward the inconsistent? Think once again of the insistent pleading and impassioned intreaty that are co-mingled here with the overtures of an infinite love. Although their vision was so blurred that the beauty of the Lord's kingliness was unobserved, and the bounty of His kindliness unrecognized, He continued to befriend them.

 He was generous to the remotest bound, and gracious to the uttermost degree possible. How matchless was His mercy, how priceless His patience, and how boundless His blessing! As the Shepherd of Israel He was charmingly constant in faithfulness and sympathetically sensitive in His considerateness of national need.

 In spite of the unlovable willfulness and undesirable waywardness of the people, the Lord remained the same in His attitude, invariable in His care, and unchangeable in His compassion.  

The Saving Illumination
Chs. 12 - 14

 The entreaties of grace do more than merely invite — they instruct, illumine and intreat. Did the Lord not lay His finger on the delicate spot when He said earlier in the message, “My people perish through lack of knowledge.”? (ch. 4:6) Again, “She did not know that I gave her corn.” (ch. 2:8) “Grey hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth it not.” (ch. 7:9) “Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not.” (ch. 7:9) “They knew not that I healed them.” (ch. 11:3)

 Of the fourteen occurrences of the word “know” in the prophecy, we should take particular notice of the three usages in this closing section. The first is, “Thou shalt know no God but me, for there is no Saviour beside me;” (ch. 13:5) “Who is wise and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right.” (ch. 14:9)


 We might place as a superscription upon this portion — “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us.” Renewal of the invitation at this stage marks the grandeur of God's goodness and the generosity of His grace to a greater degree than any other occasion in the history of Israel. The vacillation she had shown by her variable temper, and the vaunting self-sufficiency of her pride, were quite enough to merit her being abandoned.

 The national heart was so wayward, so wanton, and so willful that God likened the people to those that were steeped in whorish vices, abusing rights, prostituting resources, and ignoring responsibilities. Yet withal, the Lord's goodness deigns, and His grace designs, to make each renegade soul a pleasant and prolific garden. Let us note carefully how the Lord achieved this end if, perchance, we might discover the nature of His unwearying patience when dealing with the crookedness of Jacob. (ch. 2:2,12)

 The great legal indictment, with its series of serious charges, begins with the closing verses of ch. 11.      

The Lord's Controversy

 1st Charge:Untruthfulness — Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the House of Israel with deceit.” Dishonesty and deceit lead to false worship, express themselves in unreal repentance and show evidence in a divided heart. God said He desired mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings, but they, like Adam, transgressed His covenant which led to their treacherous dealings. (ch. 6:6‑7) What a contemptible attitude to show toward a God Who cannot lie! (Tit. 1:2) How essential is a full knowledge of the truth to enable us to live our earthly life, yet they rejected this very requisite. (ch. 4:6) We can only rightly avail of the earthly as we are adjusted to the Heavenly. Trials in this life are clearly understood when we possess a comprehensive knowledge of the end and purpose. When the beauty of truth operates in practical life, and God-consciousness governs the mind, we are in possession of the greatest security against sin, and discover the grandest stimulus to holiness.      

  2nd Charge:Unfaithfulness  Israel lapsed when she lost the consciousness of the immediateness of her Defender and Deliverer. Inconstancy is usually enacted at a distance from right relationship, and in darkness which is the occasion of evil. When a soul is environed with a real sense of God, there is a reverence for His rights and regard for His righteousness which makes it easy to do right and hard to do wrong.

   3rd Charge:UnsteadfastnessA marginal rendering of the last portion of v. 12 reads as follows: “Judah is yet unsteadfast with God and with the Holy One who is faithful.” The verb employed here is used of cattle when they have broken loose, or as yet have not been fastened or tethered. They are still in a condition and position to ramble about. This is a very apt picture of roaming, roving Christians. Far too many are living lives that are unbridled, unruly, uncurbed, yea, unsubmitted to the yoke, like animals that have not been broken in. How many are living God-ignoring lives, ranging wherever they like, to gratify self-will. During the reigns of Hezekiah, Jehoshaphat, and Josiah, the people of Israel seemed willing to submit to “the yoke that is easy” and to the One Whose “burden is light,” but how soon they broke loose again. The unsteadfastness is aptly described in the following chapter where they are spoken of as a cloud, as dew, as chaff, and as smoke. (ch. 13:3) These figures suggest all that is unstable, unreliable, undesirable and unsociable. We need these Heavenly estimates of our purposeless living to curb and counteract instability. Veneer cannot hide vanity, nor can cosmetics cover up contrariety. Surface repentance is usually a device, or a decoy to deceive.

   4th Charge:Ungodliness Ephraim feedeth on wind.” This figure suggests a self‑deluded, self-deceived condition of life. Oh, “the deceitfulness of sin,” which results in the soul striving after glamour, tinsel, vagaries, and vanities that are nothing but an empty show. The cast wind that is mentioned is scorching and withering, and creates a craving thirst, but never refreshes, never satiates, and never suffices. When God is displaced no substitute can secure contentment.

   5th Charge:Unbelief Covenant‑making with Assyria and Egypt, instead of confiding in God, is a very costly business, and gallons of rich oil, one of the real requisites and foods of the people, were carried to Egypt as the price of ratification for unholy alliances. They were trusting in the arm of flesh instead of resting on the everlasting arms. Unbelief and compromise lie at the root of so much Christian failure, and that is why the exhortation of James is given in such clear and explicit language. Jas. 4:4. We reap what we sow, and Jacob is promised recompense for his renegade activities.

     The Lord's Compassion, vs. 3-6 — The prominence given to Jacob in this passage and the play made upon the meaning of his name, are strikingly suggestive, yet what mercy was shown him, this man of supplanting disposition who prevailed by tearful pleading. Penitence and faith lay behind his prayer as an encouragement to all Jacobs who are moved to tears when their trickery or treachery has been discovered. Tears frequently turn the tables in the favor of those who shed them. The tears of the child in the bulrushes touched a tender spot in the heart of Pharaoh's daughter; the tears of Ishmael, the outcast, when as a boy perishing in the wilderness, his very weeping led to a springing well being disclosed to him; when David was reflecting upon such occasions of grief in his own experience, he addressed the Almighty, petitioning Him in the words, “Put my tears into Thy bottle,” Psa. 56:8; but the crisis in Jacob's history was not merely attended with mercy, but marked the time when a lasting memorial was erected, for it was on that occasion he saw God's host encamped about his own company for protection against Esau's approaching host; the same angelic host which undoubtedly had delivered him from Laban's band of retainers that had been turned back to its base. Jacob's experience at that time led to the coining of the new name, “The Lord of Hosts,” a memorial throughout all generations and one which marked the moment of the great change that came to Jacob's character and made him Israel, “God is Prince.” Note particularly that his power with God, and prevailing over the angel, were not wrought by wrestling, but by weeping. The eventual message of these events is stated in v. 6, “Therefore turn thou to thy God.” He is still thine and through this representative man He spake with us, v. 4. What a relationship! What a responsibility, what a resource, and all that is required is true repentance. Turn thou, although a very Jacob in nature and practice there is nothing to hinder us having the same wonderful experience, even to the extent of being transformed into an Israel.

The Lord's Constancy, vs. 7-11 — As the picture unfolds, conditions become sad in the extreme. In the face of infinite generosity, Ephraim turns to defraud and deceive, and devote heart‑interests to the gaining of wealth. In other words, he makes pleasure, treasure, and leisure life's objective. The word rendered “substance” in v. 8, is the same as “strength” in v. 3. Combined with this spirit of presumption and prostitution, mark the use he makes of the pronoun “I” in v. 8. To counteract Ephraim's perverseness, God uses the same pronoun emphatically three times over in vs. 9-10, but how gracious the emphasis, recalling the bondage of Egypt, recounting the redemption wrought for their deliverance, and reminding of the innumerable benefits and blessings brought to the nation by the prophetic ministry. Did not that very ministry present God in the reality of His loving-kindness, ready to receive and forgive, ready again to reestablish the Feast of Tabernacles with its matchless joy accompanying the bounty of harvest? They had lost the enjoyment of these festivities because of their unfaithfulness, ch. 1:1-2. (See also ch. 2:9-11) Nevertheless His love is willing to do this work all over again. His constancy is the more effectively demonstrated by virtue of His maintaining communication with them in their unfaithfulness. Through the medium of the prophets He had kept up correspondence although they had long since ceased to reply. Had it not been His habit all through the years to send His messengers to make advances and to seek for any trace of a desire that might be awakened in their heart to return to their true Lover?

The Lord's Care, vs. 12,14 — The defending of Judah in his dilemma, the direction of Israel in his difficulty, the deliverance from the dinners of Egypt, were all providential dealings which witnessed to His watchful care. These activities were not undertaken by an array of armies controlled by great generals, but were effected by the prophets, a method that God has continued to adopt through the centuries. In the bitter days of Charles I He called Oliver Cromwell from a little farm in Huntington. He summoned John Knox for the deliverance of Scotland, and Whitfield and Wesley to save England from revolution. He is still mindful of His unfaithful bride. For till this day the church of God demonstrates her infidelity in her resorting to scientific deductions and modernistic tendencies while ignoring His ineffable love.   


 What sullen reticence on the part of Israel is displayed in the light of these communications, but what insistence and persistence from God's side, as He urges the re-consideration and acceptance of His invitation.  

Forwardness of Pride, vs. 1-2 —The opening verse implies there was a time when Ephraim walked with God, and his authority caused people to tremble. His power had been paramount, but pride and presumption paralyzed his ability to rule, and his dignity was degraded to such a depth that all spiritual aspiration perished. “He died,” reminding of our Lord's statement, “This my son was dead.” (Luke 15:24) The description given recalls that the great warrior-leader Joshua was born of this tribe and subdued the heathen nations of the Promised Land. When the tribe in its haughtiness of pride resorted to incipient idolatry, homage was given to calves, which were relics of Egyptian worship, with the inevitable outcome that Ephraim was humiliated.

 The next downward step came when Baal worship was added by Ahab, and following this, their perverted affections venerated the calves by kissing them. How very strange that wherever idolatry prevails, kissing of the figures, or fingers, or feet of the creatures worshipped persist to this very day. Church history tells us that the Roman Princess Honoria sent the barbaric Hun, Attila, who was the greatest foe of her family and country, her ring and proffered him her love.      

The Fickleness of Petulance, vs. 3-6 — The Shepherd of Israel knew His sheep, “I knew thee in the wilderness,” v. 5. This truth was emphasized by Christ, the good Shepherd, who said, “I know my sheep and am known of mine.” (John 10:14)

 How grandly the Lord had made for them a way in the wilderness where there was no way! Patiently, He endured their provocations; prolifically, He showered His provision upon them in the manna, and with protective care He shielded them. The gods of Egypt had never succored them, nor had those of Syria saved them. They could give no example of the heathen deities having sustained them, then why intrude such gods. Very truthfully the Lord was able to say, “There is no Saviour beside me” v. 4. He had been a friend in trial, a guide in trouble, and the Saviour that triumphed over the enemy, therefore what folly it was to forsake Him. How transient had been their apparent prosperity! They were devoid of sincerity, divested of safety, and denuded of security. The figures used of their character and conduct are suggestive of vacillation and independability.       

The Fierceness of Punishment, vs. 7-14 — The seven-fold use of "I will" in this section, indicates the Divine determination to dispense justice to a degree that their defiance and decadence warranted. The four beasts that are figurative of the true nature of Gentile dominion are suggestive of characteristics of administration in the kingdoms represented. The lion suggested supreme power without pity; the leopard expressed snarling ferocity without feeling; the bear symbolized superior might without mercy; and the wild beast portrays severe cruelty without conscience. These combined, forecast the ambitious forces that were being prepared as a scourge of correction to cleanse the people of their corruption. The prophecy of Joel describes these powers as comprising a great army, and likens them to the palmerworm, locust, cankerworm, and caterpillar. The book of Daniel reveals these same powers with a more detailed description, in order to set out in broad contrast the great difference between the beastly powers of human administration, and the beneficent rule of the Divine authority. The grim picture of threatening distress and disaster grows denser and darker as we proceed, yet withal, there is a rift in the dark cloud, and a gleam of light and hope flashes from the distant horizon, “I will ransom thee from the hand of the grave, I will redeem them from death,” v. 4. But in the meantime sounds forth the pathetic wail, “O death where be thy plagues, O grave where be thy destruction; repentance shall be hid from thine eyes,” v. 14. So, in the midst of these rapids of retribution there is a rock of hope. A mount of mercy towers above the landscape, its gleaming summit rising from the midst of an avalanche of misery. The nation had withdrawn all allegiance from serving the Lord, so the Lord had withdrawn all assurance of safeguarding Israel, Hos. 5:6. The sowing and reaping is the inevitable working of God’s righteous and irrevocable law. This caused the Lord to say, “O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself but in me is thine help.”  Where is thy king? v. 9. The last of the kings of the ten tribes was already a prisoner to the Assyrians, II Kings 17:3- 4. The first twenty-three verses of the chapter should be read with care in the light of Hosea ch. 13. Had the Prophet not warned the nation that the time would come when they would no longer obtain mercy from God, and would not be owned as His people? (ch. 1:6-9)

   The Fatalness of Peversity, vs. 15,16 —  The word “shall” is used nine times in these two verses to describe the utter desolation that would destroy Samaria. There is no longer any reprieve. The hour of doom has struck. Nevertheless, the words of Moses ring out over the centuries, “But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God thou shalt find Him.” When we allow Him to have the mastery He deals with the deepest malady of the soul, and proves Himself a comforter for heart troubles, and a physician for spiritual agonies. “Where is there any other that may save thee?” (v. 10)


 The essence of a true return to God, and the essentials of real repentance, are set forth in this prayer which Israel is exhorted to offer. The word “return” is used in the first two verses for the 22nd and 23rd times in the book.

 The Lord accepted the acknowledgment of their iniquity because He discerned the genuine grief, sincere sorrow and real repentance that were combined with a heart‑hunger to be reinstated in the divine favor. How discriminative His discernment and how comprehending is His compassion! We should remember that He is the Father of mercies, the Fountain of loving‑kindness, as well as the Forgiver of all iniquity. No imprecatory charge of violating love is rehearsed in their hearing, no indictment of having infringed the laws of devotion is placarded before their eyes, nor do their past deflections from duty meet with a single expression of severe denunciation.

 The impressive word-picture Christ presented of the Father receiving the prodigal has its national setting in this chapter. God does not unveil to the returning penitent any sense of a wounded spirit or offended love, but displays a readiness to receive and willingness to welcome him home. The Nation had pledged to offer to God what David did in his day of repentance, namely, the sacrifice of praise, which is the rendering in the Septuagint Version of the expression, “calves of our lips.” (See also Heb. 13:15.)


 This amazing climax, when considered in the light of the early conduct of the case, reveals the complete conquest of love. The final movements are dramatic, the apt metaphors used are most specific, while the ultimate issues are in every sense romantic. The nation has become convinced of the folly of its faithless behavior which finally leads to abandoning the heartless course of base ingratitude.    

The FatherlessWith thee the fatherless findeth mercy.” The nation had long‑since forsaken the God of Israel for idolatry, and now at this stage they jettison the idols of heathenism and are therefore pictured as being in a fatherless state. God had commanded the nation to show sympathy to the fatherless, Deut. 24:17‑22, and they knew that He would not do less for them than He commanded that they should do for others. In their confession they repeat the expression, “We will, we will, we will,” vs. 2 & 3, and receive the ready response from God, “I will, I will, I will,” vs. 4 & 5, which was all so reminiscent in character of the promises made to the Fathers.

The Forgiveness — “I will heal their backsliding,” v. 4. This is one of the singularly wonderful features of the divine dealing with Israel, and one of the most momentous displays of the divine disposition in activity. National forgiveness is assured in the high hour of failure when the absolute futility of unfaithfulness has been impressed upon the heart. Their attitude of approach and acknowledgment of wrong indicates a confidence in the fidelity of God to Whom they were now repairing. Besides all this, they received a clearer conception of the falsity of the system they were about to relinquish. Where is the arbiter who is in a position to determine the degree of guilt which caused such injury to be inflicted on the infinitely tender heart of their age-long Benefactor Whose love they had outraged, Whose name they had dishonored, Whose law they had disregarded, Whose worship they had discarded, and Whose goodness they had despised?

 Yet, right here, immediately following their confession, we behold in material and physical expressions, the evidence of their spiritual experience in forgiveness. The dew distils for their refreshment and fertility, while the development of roots, as Lebanon, assured sustentation. The delicate features of beauty figured in the fresh verdure and vigorous growth, their delightful dwelling place beneath shady bowers, the diffusing of redolent perfume in the clear crisp air, the display of abundance of fruit, and together with all these evidences of renewed life, combined with the desertion of idol-worship and the discernment that caused them to recognize the heart of God that had purposed their restoration, and the hand of God that had wrought the recovery.      

The Fullness I will love them freely.” This is without limitation. Heavenly affection is immune from human limitation and, measured in the immeasurable favor shown is one of the hallmarks of the divine God's unchanging faithfulness. They were immediately made conscious of the Lord's gracious nearness and Fatherly tenderness, a wealth of perfect love cast out all fear, the charm and calm of contentment immediately became their heritage because of the divine complacency finding perfect rest in love's sure character.

         What does it mean to be assured of the love of the altogether lovely One? Does it not speak of stability, for He is steadfast; does it not impart fidelity, for He is faithful; does it not convey constancy, for He is changeless; does it not assure strength, for He is the strong Son of God? The whole range of grace emanates from Him, for this is He Who is the loftiest and lowliest; the highest and humblest, the greatest and gentlest, the truest and tenderest, the mightiest and meekest, the noblest and nearest, yea, the kingliest and kindliest. It is well for us to remember that “in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and ye are complete in Him.”

The Freshness I will be as the dew unto Israel.” The high ranges of northern Palestine, including Mount Hermon with its perpetual snow, the humidity in the low lying Jordan Valley with its bountiful evaporation at the Dead Sea, and the proximity of the Mediterranean, are physical features that assure the distillation of dew to the otherwise dry Land of Promise. In poetic and picturesque array Hosea assembles a wealth of aptly chosen features from the scenic environs of the land to express his prophetic forecast for the encouragement of the repentant nation. The figures are drawn from the fields, the flowers, the fruits, the foliage, and the forests, all of which are familiar to the country folk. These are used also as a medium for expressing the spiritual substance of virtue and fidelity characteristic of the new life, which results from repentance and renewal. When the earthly fountain of human resource fails, the freshness of the dew-drenched life prevails. We do well to consider the manner of its congealing, for dew distils silently, gently, suddenly, and invisibly from the surrounding atmosphere above. The wise man of Israel, whose counsel was said to be as the oracle of God, gave expression to the words, “We will light upon him as the dew falleth upon the ground.” (II Sam. 17:12) What a figure of considerateness when God descended in manifestation in Christ. It is written of Him, “A bruised reed shall He not break,” (Isa. 42:3) How delicately and softly the dew descends without doing the slightest damage to the tenderest petal of a sensitive plant! What sparkling beauty bedecks the dew-bespangled shrubs, what a still calmness prevails and presides o'er the landscape as it settles, what jewel-like flashes of scintillating light reflect from the flowers as the early rays of light cause the dew-drops to sparkle!

The Fairness He shall grow as the lily.” The purity, symmetry, and modesty of the lilies have become proverbial universally, and when in the morning light its bedewed loveliness is reflected, we have a glimpse of perfect beauty. Such characteristics in the restored life are sustained by communion with God. Dew is the purest of water and leaves no spot nor stain behind it, no, not even on the translucent petal of the most delicate flower. This fact reminds us of what our Saviour has purposed doing for His redeemed people when He “presents them faultless before the presence of His glory,” without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.

 Purity assures strength, secures sweetness and procures steadfastness, so that the glamorous snare and glistening subtleties of sensuous delights lose their power of attractiveness, and appeal to the pure soul in vain. What have we to do any more with idols? The vantage ground of virtue gained enhances vision, for the pure in heart shall see God. The fairness which is suggested here is combined with fragrance, v. 6. The cleansed character becomes so chaste and comely and it is forever suited to the company and communion of the Holy One of Israel. Refinement of this nature rectifies the entire life, soothes the soul, stimulates service, renews the mind, and revives the heart. All discordant notes are changed to harmonious praise, deflections from the path of righteousness are changed to integrity of purpose, while defiling moods are replaced by pure motives.       

The Faithfulness He cast forth his roots as Lebanon, His branches shall spread.” The fairness of purity by itself is inadequate. Instability and infidelity had long held a prominent place among the ugly traits of national iniquity to which Israel at this stage confessed, v. 2. The time had arrived when constancy and loyalty were to replace all forms of duplicity.

 The association of roots and branches with Lebanon is suggestive of the cedar forests that once spread over those majestic ranges. On one occasion, when a devout soul was meditating on the worthiness of God, and considered the inadequacy of any sacrifice that he could offer, he exclaimed, “Lebanon is not sufficient to burn.” (Isa. 40:10) The strong roots of those sturdy monarchs of the mountains supply a most fitting figure of steadfast reliability. We may recount that the Hebrew word for “cedar” is linked with strength, and is their emblem of endurance. The massive root enables the mighty tree to stand steadfast in the storm, strong alike to resist the chilly blast in winter, and the scorching heat in summer, so here we find beauty and purity merged with dignity and stability, the very characteristics of God's own character. Therefore, let us “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”      

The Fearlessness They that dwell under His shadow shall return,” v. 7. From a state of timidity and from by-ways of obscurity the people return to the Lord and enter unafraid into His very presence to dwell there as in a permanent abode. The polluted things that paralyze are purged away; the habits and haunts that defile are discarded, while the forces and follies that prevented progress are frustrated forever.

 The glorious Lord can transfigure the meanest soul, transform the basest heart, and garnish the regenerated life with spiritual virtues fitted to share His own society. On one occasion at the Canadian Keswick Conference, soon after the tragic slump of l929-32, Mr. Boggs, of Philadelphia, who was at that time Chaplain of the Gideons, told me he was passing through the most painful crisis of his life. His carpet‑manufacturing business had already been taken over by the bailiffs, and it looked as though his home and furniture would also be absorbed and sold to help meet the grave financial loss. In rehearsing the story he said he did not falter when the business went, but would find it more heartrending to suffer the loss of his home and furniture, for, said he, “I can picture in one corner of the sitting-room that great missionary statesman of China, Hudson Taylor, in the armchair I can visualize the form of Dr. Grattin Guinness, Dr. Samuel Zwemer, and a long list of other worthies we have entertained. It is not so much the material home but the fact that it has been the memorable meeting place with so many of the mighty messengers of God that will make the loss so regrettable.” Then he added, “I have been meditating of late on Hosea ch. 14, where it is written, ‘They that dwell under His shadow shall return;’ I stand in need of His overshadowing right now. Ere I leave the Conference in a day or two to go back and face the issues in Philadelphia, I would like you to do one thing for me, frame an outline on this one precious feature, ‘His shadow.’” After assenting to his request I retired to my room, and handed to him the next morning a sheet of paper bearing the following outline —

1. THE SHADOW OF HIS WINGSBecause Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.” (Psa. 63:7) This shadow is for daily troubles.

2. THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTYHe that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide (or pass the night) under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psa. 91:1; c.f. Isa. 26:3) This shadow is for daily trust.

3. THE SHADOW OF A GREAT ROCKBehold a king shall reign in righteousness and princes shall rule in judgment, and a man shall be a hiding place from the wind, and a covet from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” (Isa. 32:1, 2) This shadow is for daily thirst.

4. THE SHADOW OF HIS HANDHe hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand hath He hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver hath He hid me; and said unto me, Thou art my servant.” (Isa. 49:2) This shadow is for daily tasks.

5.  THE SHADOW OF HIS PRESENCE — I sat down under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste.” (Song of Sol. 2:3) This shadow is for daily teaching.   

6.  THE SHADOW OF HIS TABERNACLEAnd there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.” (Isa. 4:6) This shadow is for daily trials.

 7.  THE SHADOW OF HIS BOUNTYThey that dwell under His shadow shall return, they shall revive as the corn and grow as the vine.” (Hos. 14:7) This shadow is for daily triumph.

 The seven combined cover the wide field of comfort, communion, confidence, competence, companionship, contentment and constraint.

The FruitfulnessHis beauty shall be as the olive tree ... they shall revive as the corn and grow as the vine.” How amiable life becomes when we abide in Him, yea, and how abundantly prolific. When wickedness and lawlessness prevailed, the nation was likened to chaff which as a symbol, indicates everything that is dry, rootless, lifeless and fruitless, ch. 13:3. The corn, wine and oil are representative, metaphors that convey the ideal of all-round sustenance, assuring the soul of nourishment, enjoyment and contentment. The picture of prosperity painted in fair colors, figures vigorous energy in the corn, virtuous enthusiasm in the wine, and victorious endeavor in the oil, and these three are entirely in harmony with God's will and pleasure. The vitality of such a life makes it free from superficial trifling and all sentimental trash.

The Friendliness From me is thy fruit found.” The One Who seeks to set restrictions to hedge up our way, ch.2:6, does so in order to hinder the soul from setting out on a profitless venture and worthless course. He Himself has a definite intent in so doing, for He is waiting to give to His loved ones who answer His call fresh unveilings that are aflame with glory, vaster visions, more radiant with beauty and greater glimpses of the infinite reality of that coming Kingdom. His own perfect loveliness is sufficient to ravish the heart and satisfy the longing soul with goodness. Ephraim, which means “double fruitfulness,” a name designated by Joseph in Egypt, will then say most feelingly and emphatically, “What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard and observed Him.” Let us remember that the Son of God said to His disciples, “The branch cannot bear fruit of itself, no more can ye except ye abide in me,” and again, “If a man love me he will keep my sayings, and my Father will love him and we will come unto him and make our abode with him.” “Who is wise and he will understand these things, prudent and he shall know them, for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk therein?"


 Notice particularly that the just are those who have been justified. All taint of the old transgressions is obliterated, all impression of former iniquities erased, all scars of former sins removed, yea, the very inclinations of the mind transformed, and the image of the whole being transfigured. No scar remains where His holy glance falls, no remembrance of former failure embarrasses, no accusing voice of conscience for past perversities assails, no fault, no frown, no fear disfigures the perfected soul. Heaven, home and holiness are sure for evermore. Heaven is the radiance of effulgent light, there is no need of the sun to shine, for the Lamb is the light thereof; home is the residence of essential likeness, “When we see Him we shall be like Him.” “His servants shall serve Him; and they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.” (Rev. 22:4) Holiness is the resplendence of eternal love, “Love never faileth,” or as another translator rendered it, “Love's flower petals never fall.” So in the message of this book, there lies embedded a replica of the most rare and remarkable romance of all revelation.

FROM: http://www.fbinstitute.com/Rolls/Hosea.htm





Numbers 12-1 - And Mirium and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman, 12:2 - And they said, "Hath the Lord indeed spoken only to Moses? Hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it. 12:3- (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth) 12:4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. 12:5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood [in] the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, [I] the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, [and] will speak unto him in a dream. 12:7 My servant Moses [is] not so, who [is] faithful in all mine house. 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant 12:9 - And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed. 12:10 - And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and behold; Miriam became leprous, white as snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.

Numbers 24:2 - And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.  24:3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: 24:4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:  24:5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, [and] thy tabernacles, O Israel! 24:14 And now, behold, I go unto my people: come [therefore, and] I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days. 24:15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: 24:16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, [which] saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open: 17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 24:14 And now, behold, I go unto my people: come [therefore, and] I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days. 24:15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: 24:16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, [which] saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open: 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 24:18 - And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.  24:19 - Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city. 




October 14 thru October 21, 2008

"On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the Lord... Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, there will be no rain upon them." Leviticus 23:34, Zechariah 14:16-17

Of the three pilgrim feasts, Tabernacles (Succot) was the longest and one of the most joyful celebrations of the biblical calendar. This was a celebration of gratitude and praise to God for the harvest. In fact, so prophetic and significant is this final feast, that during the Kingdom Age, all the nations will join in this annual celebration.

The sacred calendar is a central part of the true Gospel, because it determines the true Sabbath days which are crucial signs of Yahweh (Ex. 31:13; Ezk. 20:12,20). By these vital Sabbath signs Yahweh shows who He has personally sanctified. True, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Yahshua the Messiah (i.e. His sacrifice; Heb. 10:10), but the evidence that we are in fact sanctified by Yahweh, is that we keep Yahweh's true Sabbaths (See again Ex. 31:13; Ezk. 20:12, 20).  The restoration of Yahweh's calendar system is, therefore, a top priority of the International Congregation of Yahweh.

Until the latter part of the 20th century, the true Biblical calendar had been lost in antiquity. In its place, various civil and evangelical calendar schemes have been substituted over the centuries.

The common Hebrew calendar is accepted by many as the true Scriptural calendar, which it is not. A copy of this calendar is found in "The Comprehensive Hebrew Calendar 1900-2000" by Arthur Spier (1952). In truth, the historical evidence shows beyond any reasonable doubt, the present Hebrew calendar is simply the ancient Babylonian calendar.

For example, the Hebrew calendar in use today uses the unscriptural Babylonian evening-to-evening day. It begins the month with the Babylonian (and unscriptural) first visible crescent of the moon following the conjunction. Although this is a widely used definition of the New Moon, among many religious groups, it has no Biblical basis whatever.

In contrast to many other unscriptural calendar schemes in use today, the Hebrew does not use the vernal or autumnal equinoxes to set holy days. It does, however, deviate from the Scriptural 30-day month by using alternately 29 and 30-day months.


 A Message From The Federation of Light through Blossom Goodchild 
This is the original message from The Federation Of Light stating that their craft would appear in our skies Oct. 14 for at least 3 days. This is the message that was confirmed by Hatton in the 08 29 08 Message from Matthew [our most relied upon messenger from 'the other side']. It has also been verified by Diane from Sirius in 08 29 08 [ET First Contact} through Mike Quinsey. I'm sending this again so all of you can save and print it out for reference. 

The Federation of Light has asked again that EVERYBODY be informed, even those who may not believe in the existence of The Federation of Light. Whereupon I am sending this to ALL for whom I have an email address. You may wish to relay this information to all whom you think would benefit by having this information in advance of the stated occurrence. -cb


 A Message From The  Federation Of Light

 through Blossom Goodchild

VIDEO VERSION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOF7IIQYmlI

 Aug 1, 2008

Blossom’s most recent book “The Bridge” documents the messages channeled to her by the Cosmic Beings known as The Federation of Light. In her most recent encounters with them they have announced that one of their craft will appear in our skies on October 14th 2008 for a period of three days in such a way as to prove to us the existence of other life forms in the Universe. The Federation of Light stress that they come in LOVE to help us and our planet move to a new Higher Vibration of Love. They have asked Blossom to get this message out to as many people as possible  . . .

 To Leaders, Governors, Politicians and All People of Earth . . .

 We wish it to be understood that on the 14th day of your month of October in the year 2008 a craft of great size shall be visible within your skies. It shall be in the south of your hemisphere and it shall scan over many of your states. We give to you the name of Alabama.

 It has been decided that we shall remain within your atmosphere for the minimum of three of your twenty four hour periods.

 During this time there will be much commotion upon your earth plane. Your highest authorities will be intruding into ‘our’ atmospherics that surround our ship. This ‘security field’ is necessary for us, as there shall take place a ‘farce’ from those in your world who shall try to deny that we come in LOVE.

Know of this .. . . We come to assist your world. We do not come to take over. We do not come to destruct. We come to give you hope.

We are beings from other planets, who for many eons of your time have been preparing for these days ahead.

We ask each soul that reads of these words to accept in their heart the Truth that lies within. For in that place there is the knowing that this is to take place.

There shall be many who deny. There shall be many who dismiss. There shall be those who "know" of this "truth."

Which ever you may be, let this be understood. It shall take place.

We give you the opportunity to capture on screen this particular ship. There shall be no contact in the form that those of your planet would like. For this initial presentation, we shall simply be presenting our ship to you. We say to you  . . .  that shall certainly be enough to comprehend initially.

All kinds of methods shall be carried out in order to try and penetrate through our security barrier, but they shall be to no avail.

Until we can prove to you that we come in love, we will not allow the fullness of our visits to be uncovered. Know of this . . . this is the beginning . . . not the end.

Your governments and your media will try to disguise us. This will fail. All avenues have been covered by us. Your media will have no choice but to portray the "truth" for it shall be there for all to see.

Friends of earth. Do not be afraid. We beseech you to "trust" that we come to bring the downfall of those who have bad intentions for the well being of your planet. If we do not intervene now, as has been planned for eons of your earth time, then we fear it would be too late.

We ask you to accept us in love…..for that is why we come.

The sayings that your world has been aware of via your movie screens etc. were not merely make believe. We have been planting and watering seeds of Truth on your planet in preparation for these days.

For indeed we come in peace. Fill your souls with "trust" in that knowledge.

We are your brothers and sisters from other places. Our technology is far advanced. There are those in high places of ruling that "know" full well of this. Therefore they know that there would be little point trying to ‘pretend’ that they need weapons to destroy us.

On this day that we appear, we ask you to listen only to your hearts and "not" to the words of those who shall be in great fear of losing their power.

For too long your world has lived under a cloud that most of you have been unaware of. If you were to "know" the "truths" of what has been hidden from you, you would be appalled and in great disbelief. It is time for your souls to be allowed to be who they are. The veil is to be removed.

Be of joy. It is a time for that you shall know of this as your heart accepts the true reason for our visit. To bring you an understanding of love: Know this.

We choose to leave it at that.

Be vigilant. Keep your eyes to the skies.

Keep Love in your heart.

We The Federation Of Light sign off, giving you encouragement and hope as we begin the ascension into the New World. Each one of you has chosen to be here for this ascension. Choose now whether your human form will Accept it through Love . . . or Reject it through Fear.

May the Highest aspect of your soul fill you with Light as you move bravely forward. Gratitude to each one as they assist us in the cause.

A note from Blossom

I thank each one of you for taking the time to read this and to pass it on.

It required great courage to send this out. I hope this allows you the courage within yourselves to continue on your own personal search for "your truth." And as you find it may it fill you with much . . .

Love Light Laughter and Golden Rays
Blossom Goodchild.

 www.blossomgoodchild.com   *


Friday 22nd August. Channelling from The Federation of Light
(Blossom) Much is happening on the planet in readiness for your arrival. I hope you’re sprucing up the outside of that ship; you’ve got to look your best you know! Many other channels it seems, have confirmed you’re coming on that date. Excitement is mounting down here … how’s plans going up there?

All is in order dear Lady. Although we are slightly concerned that many of your race are still unaware of this happening and we are worried of the shock to their systems and the damage that may cause to them. We wish to bring no harm to anyone. Sadly it will be of those who are harmed … damaging themselves … through lack of understanding and from the refusal to wake up when we have been sending messages to your planet for so long now.

In accordance with Divine Law we have set the date of our arrival and in TRUST you have emitted that date out to your world. It is now for the individual to decide in their soul what to make of this news. For indeed it shall be news. There will be NO DOUBTING of that. It is necessary for us and you to bring in the LOVE and CALM that will be required. For as we have stated there shall be much panic from those who did not want to know of us.
We come to change the ways of your world and by our very presentation we shall be setting those wheels in motion. Not only will we be bringing in the Higher vibration of LOVE to your planet, which will have a great affect on all things, but it shall have a greater effect on your thoughts. One’s soul will reconsider past doctrines. One’s soul will be uplifted for it will begin to listen more intently to what its inner most Truth is telling it.
What will it be like for those of you who already are convinced of our coming? What will it be like for those who hope we are coming? What will it be like for those who think that what we have posted out via you Blossom, our vessel, is merely speculation and of no Truth at all??

How we desire for those souls of the latter sentence to search within. Just for a short moment and just consider the possibility of this taking place. Even that will assist them in some way.

We ask that in preparation for this, that those who are in Knowledge of the Truth send out Rays of Light to those in general who find us to be of a minds fantasy. Do not underestimate the power of those Rays when they come from the Truth of your heart.

Add fervor to this quest. We ask you to remember of the Light that is in your heart. We ask you to recall LIGHT HEARTEDNESS. Be of bright and cheery dispositions dear ones. This is not a terrible thing that is to take place. It is of the opposite. It is of the utmost importance to your species as a whole. For the betterment of it. Surely that is something to celebrate. Surely one would feel the joy that such an event shall bring. Joy, because the TRUTH shall be apparent at last. There can be no more stalling. No more hiding of this great Truth.

We The Federation have chosen to uncover our selves in our Truth for it is indeed time to reveal the mockery that has been presented to you as a Truth for so long.

How those who have made others suffer, shall suffer. Forgive them. Assist their souls to rise. For in the Truth of yourselves there is no malice, no venom projected to another. Only Love dear friends. Only Love.

That is why when we bring in this higher frequency , it shall resonate deeply within the core of your being. For it is a message from home. A postcard from your loved ones letting you know all is well back in the wisdom of your origin.


We shall of course be in discourse with you as the days draw ever closer to our arrival. Hold on to your hats.
That should have been the name of this book!! For I am always hearing it from you. Perhaps you could write a signature tune. I laughingly see an impression of your ship coming in and everyone holding onto their hats due to the enormous wind incurred by you doing so!!

Just as an off side … Everyone wants to be at the event. I guess I just accept that I probably won’t be, even though I don’t know where it is you are going to show. And that I will just be so relieved to see it on TV , knowing that ‘we did it’. Yet, if I think a little deeper, what a spectacle it shall be, to see in person. On the other hand, as I say, I accept, and ‘All is as should be’.

That is all for today, accept we say to you the word ‘snow cone’.

Snow cone??? What on earth does that mean? Never even heard of it. It makes me think of a mountain. The plot thickens. Many thanks. Trusting you will be close by to guide me through my Radio interview tomorrow. I am trying the best I can to let go of fear.

We TRUST in you.

Good … I will try to TRUST in me too!!
Love Light Laughter & Golden Rays


Date: October 11, 2008 10:28:56 PM CDT
Subject: Oct 12: Blossom Goodchild's Last Channel Before the BIG 10/14 EVENT Occurs!


Last one before 14th Oct !

15. So here I sit, feeling very odd as I am aware this is my last communication with you before you arrive and after that ….? Who knows! How ON EARTH can we know what changes this appearance will bring about? Yet I know in my heart that this event HAS to take place for the good of all mankind. For at heart, mankind is good, mankind is LOVE and I feel it is through you that we shall be able to remember this. So then … I'm sure you have your speech prepared … go right ahead…

With LOVE HUMILITY AND GRACE we offer you these words. There as those on your planet who welcome us in Loving open arms, and yet we are very much aware that there are those who are living in great trepidation of this day that is very soon to be a marked event in the history of your race. We have, through you Blossom, spread words of LOVE and acceptance of our being, and in a certain sense there is little more to say.

May your soul's TRUTH of itself guide each and everyone of you through this most exciting time.

I've got to be honest when I say that for me personally I have sort of lost sight of the joy a little bit. The pressure for me regarding this day is incomparable (is there such a word?). And yet … my soul reaches out in KNOWING that when you show yourself there shall be a change on this planet forever and we will KNOW not only that you come in LOVE for I feel that there shall be no denying of this ... although I don't know what form that will take ... but I also KNOW that within each one of us, if we allow ourselves to soak in the time that we have with you, we shall be transformed into a higher part of ourselves , and yet still be in the human form. You realize of course the wait is simply agonizing?

Yet the wait is worth waiting for like all things that are of LOVE. The day that has been arranged has brought your world together again, and yet it has split it apart. In our calculations we are TRUSTING our knowledge through data collected and believe that a unity shall  transpire that shall allow a transformation to occur that will in time, rid your world of a darkness that exists there through avarice and greed.


We come to guide you through and many on your planet are in position to bring forth assistance wherever it is needed.

It's just so hard to know what to expect. I smile for I know you so well … your answer to that is indeed as I thought ...

Expect the unexpected!

Friends … it is in such a sweet short while that all that we have said shall be revealed to you in its Truth. Many who fear us will automatically let go of that fear when they see directly for themselves what they see. Please be uplifted. This shall add to the vibration as we begin our descent into your skies.

WHOAH! WOAH! WOAH!! As I wrote that I thought I would burst! Trying to contain myself. I have come to learn that is what we need to rely on … our `feeling' about words. For the mind can deceive and cause all sorts of doubts. But our `feelings' can only tell us their Truth.

And you question why we chose you oh wise one?


KNOW OF THIS … We shall remain for as long as we deem it necessary. We recognize that there shall be disruptive forces claiming falsities regarding the TRUTH of who we are. We say to you most clearly that we will not leave until it is understood that we are not of your earths imagination and we are here to show you a new way of understanding the LOVE that you are. We will not abort our mission under any circumstances. We have worked too hard and waited too long. It will be as plain as the nose on your face that we are who we say we are and yet some still will question.


Only by following your heart's feelings shall you know who we are and why we come. Abide by that, we beseech you.
 We feel now it is time to finish up this session.

It feels so like when I had my last session with you finishing `The Bridge' … I howled, not knowing when we would resume. Yet … this is different of course. My heart is full of LOVE for you guys, I consider it an honour to have been chosen as your messenger, TRULY  I do, through thick and thin and all that … I simply can't wait for Tuesday, … I know … I have to.

Our last words then before we reveal ourselves in your skies


And to you fellow wanderers ... from us earthlings …

Welcome to planet earth !!!!!!!!!!!! ! Big time!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!


August 18, 2008
This is the 5th in a series of Intergalactic Commentaries from the Higher Forces of Light, who are very benevolent, human appearing Elohim ETs that surround this planet in Guardian Action, in their Merkabah Light Ships. They will channel through me, Michael Ellegion, and comment upon different significant news events that are posted not only on FreedomsPhoenix.com web site, but also will comment on different news stories or e-mails that I receive from other sources.
These channeled Commentaries will give an Intergalactic and often behind-the-scenes perspective, from the Higher Forces of Light, to enlighten humanity in their ongoing Mission of making sure this planet will not only survive all the challenges it is facing, but Prepare the way for more open, Divine Intervention on your behalf in the near future by these Higher Forces.
Recent events taking place in the Middle East region of the world and in the country of Georgia, made headlines in the mainstream, corporate controlled media. However, most of these events were, as usual, either covered up, manipulated, or a major spin placed on these news stories. The mainstream corporate controlled news versions would not threaten the power elite/cabal that has always controlled most mainstream sources of news under Operation Mockingbird. This was designed to treat us like mushrooms--feed us crap and keep us in the dark!
These events in Georgia and in the Middle East, most of which has been covered up, is basically the typical illuminati's agenda to keep their power and control over the resources of the planet. But now it is startling to powerfully backfire on them. More and more of the population of Earth are quickly Awakening and seeing through this vast Disinformation Network, or what the Masters refer to as Weapons of Mass Disinformation.
Last week, right before the events in Georgia and Ossetia, which were not reported in the mainstream media, dozens of Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers, etc. were sent to the Persian Gulf, with plans to blockade Iran. This, of course, was done under cover while most people's attention was and is on the Olympics in China.
Still within the last week this massive buildup of Navy ships continues to be ignored by the events in Georgia. As usual, our Friends Upstairs sent me a very brief telepathic overview of what was going on. Most mainstream sources, and even some less biased alternative sources were not aware of these events or not able at the time to report on them, but would later be verified and confirmed.
First, the events in the Persian Gulf, is the buildup of a planned Naval blockade. Under normal conditions, this would be viewed, based upon International Law, as an act of war by the Iranians. If this blockade went ahead as planned by the corrupt Bush administration/cabal, it would definitely result in not only an initial more conventional war, but would within a matter of a short time, escalate into a full scale thermonuclear war which would envelope the entire planet.
Many who heard about this planned naval embargo, compared it in many ways to the Cuban Missile Crises of 1962, when President John F. Kennedy refused to allow the placement of missiles in Cuba, and many thought then that a nuclear war was inevitable. For myself, because my Friends Upstairs, specifically Ashtar, told me that the Federation would not allow a nuclear war, and he also told me they were also in communication with President Kennedy. That was one of the main reasons Kennedy stood his ground and was very firm about his decision.
Much more recently, Ashtar telepathically informed me about some other related events regarding the Cuban Missile Crises. Many Merkabah Light Ships (UFOs) came down over both Russia and Cuba, and the Federation had also communicated with the Soviets regarding this incident. They realized they would not be able to proceed with their actions.
In the recent events regarding Georgia, and South Ossetia, an entirely different series of events occurred behind the scenes that were secretly instigated by the U.S, Israel and Georgia, which is why the Russians moved into that area. The facts of these events were covered up. My Friends Upstairs then informed me that they were planning to Channel through me a more Official communication/transmission, so others can also be updated with these events. They also told me that I would be hearing within the next few days confirmations of what they were telling me from others who are channeling, as well from other more mundane planetary sources.
For example, I had been informed in this initial telepathic communication, that the corrupt Bush administration and cabal would not be allowed success with this blockade and whatever happened would not be allowed to start a nuclear war. The Federation will neutralize any attempts to do so--and they had been coming down right over all the major countries of the Middle East, appearing to the Officials of the U.S. Military, which also included those of the U.S. Naval fleet. They are making it very clear to them that they will not allow any major confrontation to take place that would result in another major war, period.
A couple days ago, while I was speaking to a friend of mine, who happens to belong to an Ashtar teleconference group where Ashtar and different members of the Spiritual Hierarchy and Federation come through another Channel. Everyone can then hear live messages the Higher Forces want to share with the Light Workers. My friend told me about a man in Pakistan who called in right before this Teleconference call and shared that a number of huge white lenticular [saucer shaped] clouds had come down over Pakistan and shut down all the weapon systems in that area just within the last week or so.
Greetings in the Light of Our Radiant One, this is Lord Ashtar, of the Ashtar Command.
This Channel has already received a brief insight regarding events that have been unfolding in different parts of the world, yet these events are very connected, regarding the ongoing plans of those in positions of power. It is very important for all those who read this, to use your discernment now more than ever before.
Allow the total Truth of all events that you hear about through the normal mainstream sources of news to be totally exposed to the Light of day. Such orchestrated events, as have been occurring behind the scenes by the power elite, meaning those the Earth officials have planned and instigated, will not be allowed to occur anymore and history will not continue to repeat itself.
Also, those of you living on this planet, will know how we of the Intergalactic Confederation/Universal Federation, have again Divinely Intervened. We are in the process, as we have done so many times in recent years, making it very clear to those in positions of power, that we of the Higher Realms will not stand by and allow this blatant disregard for the ACCOUNTABILITY of their actions. As so often has occurred, these actions can result in the unnecessary deaths and suffering of large numbers of humanity--and even so-called smaller numbers of such casualties are considered unacceptable, especially when such actions that are planned will obviously result in such deaths.
I communicated to this Channel when he was a very young child during that event you of Earth refer to as the Cuban Missile Crisis and informed him that we would make sure no nuclear war would be allowed to occur. Also the forces of our Federation made it very clear to the powers that be; we would not stand by to allow this through earth time years since that event. We of the Federation have appeared and come down many times over all major countries of the world, and have put on a Benevolent Show of Force and Authority, even though we do abide by a set of Laws referred to as the Galactic Pacts.
This is The Prime Directive, that must always be upheld, which is the respecting of free will of any planetary species. At the same time, having observed and closely monitored free will getting out of control numerous times on this planet by the forces of the cabal, this of course, has mandated that we of the Federation must Intervene to make sure that both nuclear war and/or biological war will never be allowed on this planet.
Since the vast majority of souls upon this planet are tired of and want an end to war, all have through their Higher Over Soul Selves asked us to Divinely Intervene, we are now in the process to fulfill this and Prepare for upcoming mass planetary Divine Intervention, otherwise known as First Contact.
I want to verify what this Channel just heard is very accurate information about the recent events in Georgia, and specifically in South Ossetia. This will be exposed as so many other events have--up to now--been covered up and suppressed through most news sources. The U.S., Israeli and Georgian military personnel were definitely involved in the initial events that occurred, which resulted in deaths of Russian peacekeepers and civilians, and this is partly why Russia quickly responded with a military presence in that area.
Also, the Government of Georgia is not really, truly democratically elected, and is more of what would be termed a puppet regime for the power elite, who want to control the source of oil in that region. The Bush Administration and cabal have assumed by their actions and attempt to cover-up this fact of their covert plans, that even now as they lie and distort the true facts of this situation, that they can manipulate the rest of the world into believing their distorted version of reality. But the world is waking up, and are beginning on a mass level, to see through all their games, and are now beginning to demand greater ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTEGRITY AND JUSTICE and an end to all these manipulations.
Be at peace, and know that such actions as these recent events orchestrated by the cabal, will soon be a thing of the past, as within the coming months, a new and much more honest administration will assume the position of leadership for the United States. They will have a major impact throughout the planet, and will also be very open to allowing a much more open acceptance of our reality as we Prepare for this most exciting and uplifting of times upon the planet, and this of course, will be a time of all that has been covered up to be totally exposed. ACCOUNTABILITY, TRUTH AND INTEGRITY will then quickly return to all levels of leadership and government throughout the world. This has been Lord Ashtar, of the Ashtar Command. Keep you Eyes on the Skies! Many Blessings to all!
Michael: Thank you, Ashtar, for your intergalactic Commentary regarding these recent events, and a more inside view of what is really been going on.
Interestingly, just yesterday, I received an e-mail forwarded to me that mentioned more about this very recent (and ongoing)Divine Intervention by our Friends Upstairs having been putting on a firm but benevolent show of force to make it clear to the Earth officials that the people of Earth want an end to war. This e-mail specifically mentioned many of the major countries of the Middle East, of how the ships had come down and caused all their weapons systems to malfunction and not work anymore.

Blossom Goodchild Channeling White Cloud
Date: 8/31/2008

Challenges are ahead.

No offence… but do I really want to hear this ?

Have you not faced challenges before Blossom? And may we say
with glee, you intervened before allowing us to finish our sentence …

Oops sorry!

We in fact were not speaking directly to you. We speak to those who are of courage and read these words knowing in their heart of the ordeals that may be presented to your race as the coming of our ship into your skies draws near. Yet we ask you … NOT TO BE AFRAID. You have enough fear upon your planet do you not? Our aim is to decrease it not to enhance it. That is why we need you to search your souls for your TRUTH. For indeed when you find it you will know that FEAR is unnecessary.

You yourself, Blossom, have experienced great fear within your being from the effect that our message has brought to the sudden change of your everyday living. You yourself have had to find a way to move through it and come out smiling. And as you continue you are finding a strength and indeed a joy that is surprising you are you not?

Now and then! Depends on where I allow myself to go with it all really. It certainly is teaching me to live in the now for no- one can foresee what your appearance shall do to those in our world and how things will change. You have to admit, it’s a bit bigger than the Queen popping over for a visit (with all respect Your Majesty!) And of course we are all wondering if our daily lives will cease to be and a thousand other questions that your quest conjures up.

We fully accept your thoughts. We understand of the trepidation and yet, if you follow our words as a TRUE SOURCE, then we have repeatedly expressed to you that all shall be well. YES. There shall be initial upheaval on a large scale, but to counteract that experience there shall be a PEACE entering your planet that has not yet been able to be induced.

If you allow yourself to breathe in that PEACE you shall feel an understanding in your soul and you shall simply KNOW that IT HAS BEGUN. Your fear will instantly subside, for there shall be NO DENYING OF THIS TRUTH that we have come to guide you on the pathway home.

How your hearts will sing my warriors. How you shall shine in the Light of your hearts contentment. For so long have
you as a race been awaiting your calling. For so long have you listened out into the silence and yet still you new that we would not desert you and that these days were never far away.
For you could feel it in your being. As many of you feel it now.

You can actually ‘feel’ us tapping into your energy. To prepare you. To just say ‘hello’. As we prepare you, so you must
prepare your selves. Diligently. Take/find the time in these future days to sink into the comfort of the soul’s remembrance.

You are, at these times of meditation being ‘fed’ the nutrients your soul requires for these times. You have long awaited these times that are coming. It is with enormous validity (?) that what we shall present to you shall be of absolute conviction to the answers that each one of you are asking.

Thanks for that. Got to be honest. That last bit was a little difficult to get through and I always feel it best to stop when it
feels that way, so as not to have to TRY … if you know what I mean. So thank you for this information. We got the e-book out today. So when you said way back that it would be in print before the year was out and I doubted that … I shouldn’t have. I know it’s not in book form yet, but it doesn’t have a cover! And … you wanted it to be called ‘snapshot’… naturally it had crossed my mind that the cover might be a picture of ‘THE VISIT’!

Whoa! What a ride this last month has been. And I have a feeling this is just the beginning! My mind is filled with a
thousand things that I never knew of before I sent out your message. Many channelers world wide are confirming your
announcement. Many have asked me to ask you questions. I feel more at home sticking to the way we have always
worked and just TRUSTING in the fact that what you need to be known you shall make me aware of. I can feel your
eagerness to begin … so lets!

Indeed there is excitement commencing in your world and MANY others. Blossom, we commend you for your bravery.
Look how by being of this, we have been able to do our side in making sure that we are heard. And as you say … this is
just the beginning. As days draw closer to our arrival, let it be known that there will be a tremor … a rumbling would
be more apt. This is to be of no fear, but it is unavoidable.

Dear ones, who read these words. Understand this. From our hearts we wish that you be of PEACE on our arrival. This is
essential. Do not succumb to the scare mongers of your world. We ask that you pay heed to the feeling within yourselves and KNOW that we are of THE LIGHT. For you shall be told otherwise. This is to deter.

We say CONGRATULATIONS to you souls of earth. For without your expectancy this ‘showing’ would not be possible.
There is little time left now. We shall be there … as you say in your world … with bells on!

There are questions in my mind, such as the whereabouts etc, yet I know you have your reasons and therefore I shall abide by your knowledge in what is best for us as a race.

You are surprised as we are not flowing forth as you thought we may. Is this so?

Indeed … funnily enough though … I understand. I am keen to put up more postings as I am aware many wish for the next installment … And yet … I can feel that you intend to leave it as it is for now. I shall respect that. Although a tad frustrating. On the other hand, your silence is sending me a calmness of KNOWING and I don’t know what it is I am KNOWING, but I KNOW I KNOW! I shall try again when I feel it appropriate. Thank you my friends, for TRUSTING in ME. I feel all the support I have been shown has been encouraged by you… and it was much needed. I feel stronger about all this daily. When you’re ready then. In Love.


Well, your announcement continues to rock the world it seems!! I have been asked to ask you so many questions, which you are probably aware of. I put my TRUST in you (CLEARLY!) and know that you will say what needs to be said. However … if I may be so bold … other channels that have confirmed this date have said that it could be changed at the last minute for our safety. Someone who I have come to highly respect has suggested to me this would be because … and I quote …

‘The Galactic Federation do not want a confrontation where they are forced to defend themselves, not that they couldn't as they clearly can deal with whatever is thrown at them. It would give the impression that some kind of Space War was starting, and that is the last thing they want. That may also put some of our people at risk, so they would not take chances where our safety was concerned.’

As much as I understand that …and if this is so … wouldn’t that be the case what ever date you showed up? I feel this is
also a reason why you are being so discrete about where that ‘showing up’ is going to be. However … if I may be so bold? IF you don’t show up on the 14th, you are not only going to make me lose MY street creed but YOURS as well!! I KNOW you KNOW all this (here we go again) but are you able to enlighten me on this matter? I FEEL it is imperative you show on that day or people will just put it down to another crackpot under a ridiculous illusion. (Especially my mum, love her as I do!)

Welcome to you first and foremost. We see how we have turned your everyday living into something very different from what it was and we send you energy as you have asked.

Regarding the subject matter of which you have just mentioned … ALL PLANS are underway for this date. We, as mentioned before, have subsidiary notions should they be necessary, but at this point in YOUR time we see no reason that threatens us to a point that we should have to deter. We are exceedingly happy about this forthcoming event.

We continue to prepare, even though we have been doing this for as long as we can remember, it seems. There is still work to do at your end and this shall be disclosed when we feel it necessary to be revealed to your nation as a whole. Excitement is building which is making our tasks easier to perform. Yet there are still many who are unaware of our coming and we need to ‘step up the bar’ as you would say.

I’m sorry to interrupt , but I have never used that expression. .. Is it one?

We believe so. Complimentary acceptance of our message is abounding. How so many of you are ‘listening’ to your ‘home station’! For in your souls you have known of this.

In accordance with immeasurable data regarding this planned occurrence we ask those of you on earth who are willing to assist us in our cause to ‘jump on the bandwagon’ and spread our message further. Although it has been received by many we ask you to be brave and continue to spread our original message.


Prepare your beings for this day. It is of High importance to do so.

Friends of earth … we implore you to work vigilantly within your beings to anchor your energy as it lifts into a Higher
Light. When we say you shall need to keep your feet on the ground … we mean it … literally. We do not wish to baffle
and yet we are unable to reveal certain Truths at this point and you Blossom accept this. We ask others to do the same.
The CHANGE that has been long awaited is here. Rejoice in the power of yourself and feel it uplift you in the knowing
of its TRUTH … at last. May we say further more that those of you who wish to excel in the time frame allocated, make
it your ‘duty’ to ‘soften the blow’ (?)

Not connected with ‘hold on to your hats’ by any chance???

Dearest Blossom … we ask others to be like you. To remain in LIGHT spirit regarding these events that are to …as you say … ‘Rock your world’.

Have to be honest and perhaps a bit egotistical here (oh ...I do hope not), but this rock the world thing … is it in my mind because a lady wrote to me and called me ‘The woman who rocked the world’! I told my husband and he said Suzie Quatro might be a little put out … (Earth joke) you might need to get your ‘funny’ dictionary out! In these recent days instead of saying ‘God I HOPE you turn up’. I have found myself saying ‘I know you’re coming. I know you’re coming’. And what a wonder it shall be. We need this so much. Oh dear… and now, out of the blue, tears filling my eyes. I guess because my soul feels the earth’s pain perhaps.

We could leave it no longer and we say that it has been brought forward from its intended date originally. For in past days it was expected that it would not be for a few more of your earth years and yet events have been scheduled in conjunction with suitable time frames to coincide with our appearance and it is accepted that we are carrying out necessary movement in order for your planet to remain one of great beauty. Beauty that it once was and shall soon be able to return to.

Do not be down hearted friends. You will be amazed at how tolerant your species can be of such changes, when they KNOW in their Truth that we are of a kind that please not dis/ease. Many shall awaken in your month of Oct. before and after the event. Your mother dear Blossom being one of them.

You have NO IDEA how that would thrill me! Should have invested in some tissues today!! But all is good.

And finally this session we would like to make an announcement.

I sort of felt that coming!

We that are not from your atmospheres state categorically that we intend to ‘shake’ your world. It has remained stagnant for too long and we now appear in your skies to bring about the ‘shift’ that is necessary to take the vibration that you are now residing within into a Higher level of LOVE. Prepare for this. Prepare your souls and prepare others. We do not jest when we say ‘Allegiance to the Nations of the Federation is set in stones of history and future alike. They are one and the same. Fellow beings of Light, as has been foretold… we are coming to unveil the mists. And when this has taken its rightful place, so too shall you. Join with us brothers and sisters of The Oneness.


Be with us in standing of strength and courage and the knowledge that we are close to fulfilling the prophesies that are set in stone.

That made me think of carvings that have been found in caves etc. Thank you for today. Whilst writing I have been filled with a sort of ‘swords of light to the skies’ camaraderie. Where I’m getting these kind of words from I don’t know for I don’t speak like this in my every day chat. Actually ‘der!’… Of course I know where I’m getting it from. I continue to be your messenger and I am very proud to do so, now that the initial shock of doing what I had to do is slowly but surely settling down within my being. Until next time my space mates, have a good day Oh; if I were you I’d fill your fuel tanks up before you come… its very expensive down here!! Yep… dictionary!

Unnecessary for both fuel and dictionary. Adieu.

Adieu? That’s White Cloud’s signature as you know. Interesting! But I know that must be all for today. Many thanks in Love, Light and that Laughter that should be made compulsory. A good day for us both.

Subject: 10-14-08
Date: 9/3/2008

For many videos and messages from other channelers on the spaceship showing up on, or around, Oct 14, go to:

That website also has a video of the Florida Mysterious Sky Phenomenon (snow cone) - Linked to 10-14-08




12.The days are drawing ever closer to your visit. I’d bake a cake in your honour but I have absolutely NO culinary skills! I await your next report and as far as I can gather  … so does most of the world. (Gulp!)

We are with you dear lady and we bring you peace of mind and heart. Tension is mounting in various avenues of your planet and quite rightly so, for there are those who are aware of our coming and our living out great concern, for their actions are now to be accounted for. Let it be known that we are only of LOVE therefore we send LOVE TO ALL.

You have heard that many are experiencing headaches and asking if this is due to our arrival. It is not our intention to cause disruption in the head area, and yet it appears that indeed our frequency is resonating with some on a level that is causing such a malady. For this we apologize and we say it is wise to drink of your purest water. We also suggest that you place you first two digits of each hand either side of your temples, (you will ‘feel’ the correct place) and visualize the pressure being released through the third eye position. As if like a blue electric line. This we believe will assist that particular imbalance.

Well, my friends, it feels rather odd now talking to you, knowing that the big day is just over a week away. I can only ask you to accept the LOVE that those on our planet are sending out to you. I am SURE you are receiving it. We all wait … What is going on for you??

‘Full speed ahead. Every thing is in place. Every being is in position. Monitoring systems are in full capacity. All is ready. Only one thing left to do ….

Show up???????????

Precisely dear Blossom. Precisely. We are cruising at this juncture and setting levels in order to keep abreast of atmospheric changes.

 Of course you must know by now that some will question the fact that you have said ‘full speed ahead’ and then ‘we are cruising’. You know what … in LOVE and respect for the entire human race… I refuse to buy in to all this. I have learnt a great deal lately and what people choose to assess from these channellings is completely up to them, and I will not allow myself to be influenced by what others may or may not make of your words. I shall now jump down of my soap box and … please … continue forth …

Indeed we are aware of your growth and that of many, many upon your earth plane. In some aspects we are experiencing a joy that we had not accounted for. In others, we are deeply saddened by those who have locked their souls in a dungeon of fear and mistrust.

 We come to bring the key. To release those in chains if they allow us.


Allow us in, for there shall be not one moment of regret should you choose to do so.

 Very soon now, people of earth, shall our presence be known to you. This great occasion is to be celebrated by ONE. ALL OF US.

Accept us in your TRUTH as we draw closer to your earthly vibration, and remember of the (small) tremor that we spoke of. We speak of this so that there shall be no cause for alarm.

Someone asked if it was to be a physical or earthly tremor? I said both.

It is to be a shuddering within the core of your earth, but it shall cause no damage. It simply can not be avoided. It is of no harm. It shall take place a few days before the time of our appearance.
 Another point we would care to state...

Oh please … feel free…

Is that we do not wish for one to run and hide. We ask those in fear of us to ‘face those fears’ and if you do, you will find that we will alleviate them from your being. You will not be able to deny who we are. We stress this. And we say this will be in more ways than one. We have said that you will be ‘blown away’ by what we present …. We encourage you to prepare yourselves in JOY AND LOVE for this day.


LAUGH … PLAY MUSIC … we would ask that it should be a party that the entire planet is invited to share with us … THE FEDERATION … who for so long now have eagerly awaited this magical time in the diary of your earth monitoring.

 Struth Ruth!!! If I didn’t know better I’d be concerned that my aorta isn’t behaving as it ‘aughta’ ……..  I am assuming this is just the nearness of you … as the song goes.

Dearest brightest Light … how we rejoice in our choosing …

Yep … gone… dissolved … if this LOVE that I am experiencing is anything to go by, I’d advise the world to invest in the ‘tissue’ market!

TRULY my friends, for what I am feeling right now …. THANK YOU.

 TRULY what we are sending right now … is just a taster of what is to come.
For this session there is nothing more we require to mention accept.

Here we go … I knew it …


 Actually … I do not find that as obscure as table or snow cones .

 Ah yes, but when you see what we mean by this it shall be crystal clear.
 For this day we must sign out. It is necessary.

Mmm! I felt you leaving quite abruptly then. You know what is best. I have no worries about that. Until tomorrow …


From: cmdrladyathena@aol.com [mailto:cmdrladyathena@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 3:59 PM
Subject: Communique From The Ashtar Galactic Command ; Cmdr. Lady Athena



Ashtar Command transmission through Cmdr. Lady Athena

Ashtar-Athena SherAn.

We have received many -questions regarding the possibility of a mass physical landing by extraterrestrials on Earth. In our addressing this topic, there are several factors that we must bring to your attention. With this intention please, allow us to provide a more comprehensive overview.

More than likely, many of these messages about massive, planned landings by extraterrestrials may be originating from the many ET races and their on planet agents who have a personal and self serving agenda in place. They have their Human agents in government, military and other positions who are often unaware that they are serving to promote the take over, disinformation and confusion creating agendas of non Confederation alien races. You also have those who are indeed very conscious of  whom they are choosing to align with and why.

Bear in mind that there are nations and leaders on Earth that have long had access to alien technology and who have willingly opened up dialog and global access to these fallen ones long ago.

Some nations on Earth have also been flying their own UFOs for decades.

Some of these governments in cohorts with these fallen aliens have staged phony abduction scenarios utilizing robotic aliens, real enough in appearance to fool anyone. Why? To create fear in the public mind so that they can then be manipulated and controlled.

Those of hidden agenda have even planned to stage their own version of the ascension, return of a "Christ-like" figure and rapture.

However do not worry as their time is rapidly coming to a close and soon they will no longer be able to contact Earth's Humanity.

It has been cautioned by several reputable sources, that the first ones to come and actually attempt a mass landing will be be those of negative alien agenda. Prior to that , they will continually attempt  to stage many dramatic events in the sky to grab the attention of Earth's populace.

Thus we counsel your exercising wise discernment before giving your permission for involvement with any extraterrestrial contact.

There is no need to give your power over to anyone---for in truth the Human being has the greater advantage and favored position. 

Human beings have a Soul, a conscience, and free will. You have the ability to contact and commune with Divine Source directly. You are qualified to ascend at this time through Grace. 

None of the fallen aliens have any of these things available to them and they are jealous of Earth Humans.
The fallen alien races, long ago chose the path of mind and technology at the expense of their loving heart, and in the process lost their Souls---their Higher Divine Component and thus their unique individuality--- such as you each possess. 

Without a loving heart or Soul they have lost the mechanism for personal connection with the Higher levels and with Source. 

They have forfeited their access and opportunity for this particular cycle and must await another cycle of creation to quality for ascension.

This is your opportunity to ascend and these ones are doing all in their power to cause you to trip and fall so you will falter and fail.

Therefore Humanity is collectively at this time facing a major test with regard extraterrestrial contacts. 

In the past the Adamic race listened to the fallen ones, the Dracos, Reptilians, Greys and other non Adamic seed.

They followed, worshipped and bowed down to these alien demi-gods and their many false religions in the process.
Human Souls were held prisoners within these lower densities under the domination of these cruel , ungodly alien races. 

Helpless slaves, forced to do the bidding of their tyrannical overseers, Human Souls required Divine rescue and salvation, which was accomplished through the mission of Our Most Radiant One, Jesus-Emmanuel- Lord Sananda Kumara and His Advent upon Earth.

Thus the past 2000 year cycle has been all about Humanity's rescue, redemption, and restoration to it's original Divine status and Divine Throne Realm blueprint.

Now again the question is asked of Human kind, who will you choose to heed, follow and serve this time? 
Will Earth Humans heed, follow and give homage to alien space demi-gods, again or be true to the Living God who dwells within them?

A big red flag to signal a warning sign, is when ever an alien, or off plan et group of aliens claims that they can come and "set those of Earth on the right track" (by implying that  Humans have botched the job so badly in managing their planet that now their galactic "creators" must come and take over the Earth and set it right). NO!  

That approach is totally judgmental, demeaning and undermining of Humanity’s Divine dignity, God given freedom of Soul, personal choice, individuality and will! You have all been given the opportunity and the right to learn self governance through making errors. 

These errors have created the current state of your planet, the ramifications which require your own collective addressing and rectification.

This is the very reason why genuine Divine assistance is primarily of an invisible nature, directed from Spiritual levels and addressing Humanity upon a Spiritual level.

This is done so that Human beings will not again fall prey to idolatry--which occurs when ever an outer form is adopted and worshipped as a substitute rather than direct communication through Spirit and Truth with the Un manifest Creator.

In no manner do we of the Ashtar Galactic Command desire that any one on Earth follow, worship or give over their individual power,  free will and authority to us, nor to any member of the Ashtar Command whether on Earth or above.

We of the Ashtar Galactic Command are but one of many celestial Emissaries and Angelic servers who stand at the Command of The Most Radiant One in serving the Divine plan of the Supreme Most High God and Our Creator.

Another red flag is if any such off planet races claim to have the means to replace Earth's political leaders, overthrow any government, or tempt through supposedly backing any "get rich quick" financial schemes, or offer promises of advanced technology. It can be observed that 99.9% of the time such schemes are promoted only by the dark ones. These promises of “unlimited funds coming to you to do your light work” only cause many Light workers to sit back passively and wait, thereby wasting valuable time.

If you are wise, you will insist that any one who attempts to contact you prove that they are whom they claim to be...insisting that they use the Confederation protocols and greetings. Observe if they come in loving humility and respect, honoring your free will and right to self direction-- major indicators of those of positive intent.

Carefully examine their statements. Do you sense any hidden agenda, of demeaning you in any manner? Is their agenda one of pandering to your ego by attempting to ensnare through promising material gain, power, advanced knowledge or "secret" technology? 

Beware; agents of darkness always attempt to distract you from Spirit to focusing upon material forms and conditions which are essentially illusory.

Therefore you have the right and the obligation to discern the motives of anyone who attempts to contact you, both personally and collectively. 

Observe, do they honor and respect your Divinity and right to freely live your life on your planet as you choose?
Do they violate your free will in any manner? Do they threaten, engender fear, or attempt to manipulate you in any manner whatsoever?

If you carefully examine and sincerely ask for Spiritual discernment it will be made clear who you are dealing with.

Some of these lower astral races and their Earth agents are pretty clever in that they even claim that Ashtar is supporting some of these purely material schemes--which we assure you HE IS NOT.

Name dropping in an attempt to provide validity to their schemes is another clue. What advanced Ascended Master ever supports a get rich quick scheme of any kind? We don't even use money on other planets, nor will Earth in the fifth dimension.

Know this, that only a Human being, embodied on Earth has legal operational authority on Earth. Even God (Elohim) the Creator God/s--as Spirits are not able to  legally operate on Earth.

All dominion and authority on Earth was given only to Earth-man. Even God the Creator had to come and be born,  as his "son," Jesus, Yeshua in order to operate legally on Earth. 

No spirit being without a Human body has legal operational authority to dictate what is to be done on Earth.  That most certainly includes those from other planetary civilizations.

We can intervene only to prevent total global destruction of a nature that would also jeopardize life upon our spheres.

As for the political and financial arenas on Earth---these are the training grounds whereby Humans learn how to develop into masters. Mankind learns how to Divinely wield personal power, through the Earth system's business, leadership, political, financial and other arenas. Testing involves overcoming the ego's tendencies towards amassing power, wealth or technology for selfish purposes. 

Human beings are on Earth to develop into Christ Conscious Masters, not to have anyone from outside rectify their miscreations during their learning process for them--thus depriving them of learning from their own trials and errors. 

Above all, in any off planet contacts make certain that these ones state their identity, intention and whom they serve. Observe if they acknowledge that they have come in the Name and&n bsp;Authority of Jesus-Sananda, Our Most Radiant One and the Office of the Christ--with the evidence to back it, by strictly adhering to the protocols of  the Order of Melchizedek!

No genuine being of Light will ever have any hesitation in providing an affirmative reply to any of the above diplomatic protocols.

Ongoing information from Ashtar and the Command has been posted on a regular basis within our forums.
This stream of current information is communicated as well through Cmdr. Lady Athena's weekly BBS radio shows in addition to her numerous articles, e-mails and phone contacts with commanders from all over the USA and abroad.

Through these and other means we of the Ashtar Galactic Command continually offer sound guidelines to assist Humanity's not falling prey to those of dubious intent.

We very rarely issue directives to focus Humanity's attention upon outer phenomena occurring within the third density skies.

Our directives ever emphasize who and what you are as embodiments of Divinity, living eternal lives, here and now.

Our counsel is for you to look to no outer source for guidance, but rather to develop your own inner contact in accessing Divine Source.

As pertinent information from the Ashtar Command or from Ashtar, himself, is received, it is immediately made available to our ground crew. 

No information regarding any planned mass landings by the Ashtar Command has officially been issued, nor is there at present any need for such. 

However, there are certain areas of the world where there have been landings occurring for decades, sometimes many, and mass sightings continue daily, world wide.

These generally occur where no fear is engendered and there are no attempts to cover up, deny, threaten, nor harm the contactees or those visiting from other worlds.

Although individual  interactions with the Confederation Fleets of the Ashtar Command and others, and landings in various parts of the world have been ongoing on since your initial seeding here--a mass landing of united Confederation Fleets is not planned at this time. 

We are however always working with receptive individuals via telepathic rapport, tele-thought transmission 
of pictograms of Light (the Language of Light) inspiration, or tensor beam transmission and only from the highest Soul level a receiver is able to come into attunement with.

Through means of consciousness expansion, or what is sometimes termed Soul travel, or Soul viewing all of you=2 0here on Earth assignment spend much time with us, within the Ashtar Command fleets...aboard ship. 

These other worldly experiences are most frequently registered and stored at other than your normal consciousness level. Not remembering exactly what you are doing on other levels in no manner affects your usefulness in serving your missions.

Remember too that YOU Earth Volunteers are also the landed Extraterrestrials!!  You celestial Emissaries form part of what has been termed the "externalization" of the Hierarchy and the "reappearance" of the Christ.

There also exist several thousand extraterrestrials from other worlds physically living on planet Earth at this time.

Begin to think of yourselves in these terms instead of waiting for others to land here from elsewhere, or to come to save you from the results of your own choices, of thinking, believing and acting. That is wishful and fanciful thinking and not the manner in which an educative system functions.

Accepting responsibility for the results caused by your own actions is part of your training in self governance and mastery here on Earth.

It is ever left to you to learn and to self correct.

The Human physical level reflects only 10% of your expression. There is also the vast 90% of your multi-dimensional expression where you do the majority of your "real" work--the area that most are entirely
unaware of on at a conscious level.

Always remember that you have volunteered to be the ground based representatives of the Confederation fleets.

PLEASE NOTE: Again we reemphasize that the Ashtar Command is NOT directly involved with the political nor the financial arenas of Earth life. Nor are we concerned directly with any governmental agendas whatsoever.

We are NOT backing any financial funding schemes!

We never abduct, implant, manipulate nor violate free will.

We are here to assist Humanity in it’s restoration to the Divine Plan, it’s ascending into the next dimensional globe of manifestation, it's Spiritual transformation and graduating to higher octaves, and the Earth’s eventual admittance into the Confederation Of United and Peaceful Worlds.

Our focus is Spiritual, educational, protective and supervisory with regards to Earth. Within the cosmos we add to the aforementioned; administrative, and pro-actively directive.

Please review the posted article on “Ashtar Command Task Overview”.

While you may desire new and more psychically titillating information, such is not to be the case. Our task is but to remind you of the Divine Principles, protocol, and directives governing the Spiritual maturation of your planetary life wave.

The same information that has been available to you for the last two thousand + of your Earth years, and even prior to the seeding of your current Adamic root race.

We of the Ashtar Command with regard to Earth, operate in 50 year time-phase cycles. Our most recent 50 year update was already issued around 1997.

Earth is one of a myriad of worlds that come to the end of a major cycle of root race unfoldment.  This involves the decline and dissolution of existing systems. Catastrophic purification and upheaval upon all levels serves to transform and renew, replacing the existing consciousness program with a new and updated version.

This is your current state of affairs.

The Earth, and the current times are neither unique, nor unusual in this process.

What is extraordinary however has been the rapidity of your planetary movement from the third, through the fourth and now into the fifth dimension. 

With awakened awareness and enlightenment the third and fourth densities will totally disappear as will all of the global problems now claiming so much of your energy and attention.

There is simply no way to fix an illusion, but to awaken from=2 0it, and to realize that it was simply a collective dream---your time to do that is NOW.

The Human species is rapidly transcending the codes of limitation and becoming super Hu-Man.

As Adamic Light beings radiating the full spectrum of Divine Light and Sound pulsations, you are destined to form a newly emerging collective of Galactic Christ Consciousness.

Blessings in the Light of Our Most Radiant One, Adonai

Transmitted by Cmdr. Lady Athena  
Ashtar Galactic Command Sept. 5- 2008

Copy written material: Permission to publish only, as is without any editing and showing the author to be Cmdr. Lady Athena  / Ashtar-Athena SherAn


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2008-10 Hotline
Issue No. 628

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An update & overview


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Special Excerpt 080827 from a CAC Reading. Will Berlinghof, 
Interpreter, Joan Mills Energizer and Questioner


Galactic Federation of Light spaceship to appear over Alabama for 3  days continuously
beginning October 14, 2008....


We wish it to be understood that on the 14th day of your month of  October in the year 2008 a craft of great size shall be visible within your skies. It shall be in the south of your hemisphere and it shall  scan over many of your states.

We give to you the name of Alabama.

It has been decided that we shall remain within your atmosphere for the minimum of three of your twenty-four hour periods. During this time there will be much commotion upon your earth plane.  Your highest authorities will be intruding into 'our' atmospherics  that surround our ship. This 'security field' is necessary for us, as  there shall take place a 'farce' from those in your world who shall try to deny that we come in LOVE.


We are beings from other planets, who for many eons of your time have been preparing for these days ahead.

Editor's Note: Toward the end of August CAC was sent an anonymous email announcing that First Contact from the Galactic Federation of Light would definitely occur October 14, 2008 over Alabama and last for three days. That message appears above exactly as we received it.  The message was traced to a Federation of Light website of Blossom Goodchild who is a well known direct voice channeling medium and  author of several books. Since this entity had gone out on a limb and actually risked her reputation by giving an exact date, there was a  certain energy and feeling that this announcement had validity and I forwarded the message (without comment) to the Interpreter Will Berlinghof and his energizer Joan Mills. After discussing that email  they decided it should be checked out with Cosmic Awareness and what was revealed appears in the following reading.

The first question concerns the October 14 event where a 'first contact' by a space group was announced. The date of October 14, 2008 was given. The Interpreter and myself were discussing it and the question came up. By the way, this information was sent to us by an e-mail. We don't have the actual name of the site but I am sure Avaton 
would have this. Would you like to make any comment concerning this particular advice  that contact would be made October 14. Would you also cover the part whether this is genuine or is it a test of faith or any other 
variables associated with it. Would you discuss this matter please?

This Awareness suggests that matter of course being referred to is  that prediction that promised that there would be a first contact on October 14th of this year.

The woman making this claim seemed to be very certain of the claim,  although she did not say that she herself was making the claim, for she was channeling information from that which calls itself the  Federation of Light. That this Federation is the same as that which this Awareness calls the Galactic Federation. That this Awareness Itself, did in Its forecast for the year 2008, state that there would be first contact made in this year, that It even stated that it might be in the Fall of 2008, that this, therefore, is in accordance to that  which this Awareness has also claimed as a possible event. Thus there is agreement that there may be a first contact in the Fall period of  the year and that, in this case, an actual date has now been given. This Awareness feels that the energizer is asking It to make comment on whether this is a true prediction, an accurate prediction that it  may indeed come about, or if there other variables in this matter that must be considered. Is this correct?


This Awareness suggests the problem here is that an actual date has been given and of course, if this event does not occur, there will be great disappointment. What is worse is that some may say that they cannot trust this individual or this group, this site, that the prediction was made on, thus there is a discrediting of a person or 
persons making such a claim. That in a way, the individual herself is  putting her own reputation on the line, especially as she has written a book where she has presented other information. The problem here is that, should this event not occur on the prescribed date, October 14th, 2008, she will have put in jeopardy her own reputation, but more importantly, other information that she has channeled. It is seen by  this Awareness that there is validity in this woman and in the information she has channeled. But the danger is that not only her reputation but the very essence of what is being conveyed here that there will be a first contact will be threatened, will stand risk of  not being believed in the future. In some ways this is like the parable, the story of the boy, who called ?wolf?. That the Individual from calling wolf so often lost credibility thus it was when the real  event happened, nobody paid attention and the boy was gobbled up. 
There is not a case here yet of this individual crying wolf too often  by pronouncing this date or that date. It is not seen by this Awareness that this individual is herself seeking to con the public,  it is seen that she is sincere in her claim as it has been given to her.

Thus this Awareness will say that October 14th  is indeed a probable date for a first contact; however, remembering what this Awareness has  spoken so often in the past, do not believe everything that this  Awareness says, go out, seek out the confirmation that will give credence to what this Awareness says, or will put further light on it, will substantiate it, or validate what this Awareness speaks and has  spoken. This Awareness asks that the same be applied to this prediction, that the claim that there will be first contact needs to  be validated from other sources as well: and also, that while the individual in sincerity has received information that this will be the  date, that should this event not occur, that it be remembered that  there are many variables here and that she may have been used to discredit this occurrence for it is seen by this Awareness that she is  not the only one, nor is this Awareness the only Awareness or other source that has seen a possibility of a first contact. That many are  actually sensing something is up, that something will present itself,  that the energy is around this period in the Fall for a probable time of first contact. That while this individual has been bold enough to  actually put her reputation on the line by stating a specific date, that even if this event does not occur for one reason or another on  the date, what must be honored and recognized is that she had the courage to speak out, to actually say a date, to predict a date, to channel information that was giving the date to her as October 14th.  There are, as this Awareness has already said, many variables, many factors that could alter this event from occurring but not to  disbelieve and become a doubter because it did not happen on that date, rather to recognize that there are many other factions that would block such an action or would use such an individual to  discredit the whole organization, to discredit those who believe such an event is about to occur.

Thus it is important here for each and every individual to dig deeply  within themselves and to sense and feel within themselves the truth behind the claim that first contact is imminent, is ready to happen.  This Awareness indicates many will feel that energy within themselves supporting this knowledge, this knowing, and will feel the imminence of the event as many are doing. The fact that this particular  individual was courageous enough to actually allow information to be channeled through her that suggested an actual date and then  courageous enough to put it out there should not be held against her even if she did have a book that is also coming out close to that 
time, that these are events that are congruent in nature, that they  support each other and that there must be an understanding and an awareness to this.

Thus it is that this Awareness can state that the first contact is  indeed scheduled for the Fall period of this year. That October 14th is a proposed date, a probable date, but that if there are  interferences by those powers-that-be, manipulations, blocks and barriers, that there is the possibility that it will not occur on that  date, but on another date.

Galactic Confederation Plans to Disrupt a Secret Plan to Create a Worldwide War that Could Destroy the Planet

It is seen also that the reason for first contact is because it is seen that there are other events that are now underway that are designed to take mankind down a pathway that is not favorable to the  lifting of consciousness. That those events that are being manipulated at this time are designed to take mankind down another path, a path of destruction, violence, death, deception and that part of the reason  that the alien agenda, the agenda of that which this Awareness calls the Galactic Federation is to cut off at the pass those very forces,  those powers-that-be that are seeking to destroy the planet, to enslave mankind, seeking to create worldwide tension, even a worldwide war. That this is all part of the reason why the first contact is  being proposed at this time, is planned at this time. It is of course an event so massive in the psyche of mankind, that it is difficult to  truly get one's mind around this proposed event.

The actual appearance of extraterrestrial beings, even though a majority of Americans do believe there are such things as ETs and UFOs, it is still another thing altogether to see them standing there  in front of you, standing there on television, that the planned event for October 14th is one where it is stated that they will not present 
themselves in this manner. They will simply present a mother ship and  it will appear in the skies above that state known as Alabama which is in the southern region of the United States. This Awareness suggests  there is a mistake in the original information where it says it will appear in the Southern Hemisphere. It was meant in the southern region of the United States, the southern part of that country.

A Clampdown May Occur. To Deny the Event is Occurring, Those Who Film  the Mother Ship May be Arrested

Therefore, if this event happens and the mother ship presents itself, it is so that it will catch the eye of humanity, but it is seen that much will be done to deny this event, that even the refusal of filming  of this event, the controlling of this event so that others who try to  film it may be taken prisoners and their cameras and their recorders removed and taken from them are seen to be happening or possibly  happening. And there will be denial from the officials as to what this is about, that they may even try to put a spin on it claiming that  these are not good beings. Much is seen as possible.

It?s Possible the Dark Powers May be Using Holographic Projection so they can Manipulate the Situation

Another event that must be considered is that it is the dark powers  themselves that are trying to cash in on that which is known by humanity, that an event of this nature is due to happen. That there is  suspicion here around the event, for if these beings, the Galactic beings do not show themselves there is always the possibility that  this event is staged, that this could be a holographic projection, for the powers-that-be are also aware of the intent of the Galactic forces to present themselves and to shock the psyche of humanity, to awaken  it to new possibilities. But it is still seen that if those powers that be are the initial force behind this event, that it is a  holographic projection by them so that they can manipulate the situation, and in their thinking cut the Galactic Federation off at the pass. If this is so, it will still turn against them. Even though  they may claim this or that, claiming them to be an enemy to mankind, part of the terrorist operation, trying to deny this reality, it is  seen that the mere event will mark a transition point, a point where consciousness will be so deeply affected that it will open itself up,  expand the horizons of possibility, opening to even a greater belief in the presence of extraterrestrials. And that this too will be positive in its effect, that it will open up the door even further to  a true first contact in the event that this is a staged event, in the event that the individual who has made the claims has been  misdirected, has even been used to create a scenario that is not what she thinks it is, thus it is that there are many variables indeed in 
this scenario.

More Reasons Why First Contact is Important at this Time

The most important point however, is that humanity at this stage  become aware of the possibility, indeed, the probability of first contact, that it is on the books, that it is planned and that the  reasons for first contact at this time are to help open up the minds, expand the consciousness of mankind to matters much greater than that 
which they amuse themselves with now by which they are misled by those  powers that be, to see that there is more in heaven and on earth than has been dreamt of by the denizens of this lower dimensional region,  that it is time for mankind to move forward in its destiny, to expand its awareness of what is, embracing greater truths, greater 
possibilities. Thus it is that the proposed first contact of October  14th is important in and of itself for it suggests of course that there are greater forces, greater agencies out there that are ready to show themselves and that  the individual must not become preoccupied with a date or who is staging the event, but rather that mankind itself has finally reached a point of consciousness that can allow such an event to occur, allow  such a shift in consciousness to occur, and that if it does not happen exactly on the date predicted, that it is seen that the event is still  imminent, that it is still on the books, that it is still the plan, and that it will indeed happen.


For the First Contact event happening, when it does, will there be  attempts to destroy the ship or vessel by others?

Indeed, it is perceived that there will be high drama around this event, that it is seen that there be attempts to destroy this vessel,  this projection. It is not seen that they will be successful in the  destruction of this vessel but it is seen that the projection of battle will be to enforce the powers-that-be claim that these are  alien terrorists. Indeed it is even seen that one of the claims that will he made is that this is something to do with terrorism, that 
terrorists are projecting this sight in the heavens. There are many  claims that will be made during this period, for there will be shock and awe, there will be disbelief, there will be confusion, there will  be the deepest fear by many who are not prepared to admit to such an event, to such a truth or reality manifesting in front of their eyes. 
That one of the scenarios that this Awareness does see are attempts by  the powers-that-be to destroy this vessel, but this vessel will not be destroyed by any attacks of those powers-that-be and their agents.

That's good to hear that it will not be destroyed. The newspapers,  television, the media, will they give this event a positive press or will it not have any press at all, or will it be negative?

The attempt at first will be to suppress the event, for it will be  appearing in a state that is not a highly visible state, that there are less people visiting Alabama, for example, than California or  Florida. This does not mean that they will be successful in censoring this event, for there will be others who take the pictures, who record  the event who will release it on the internet and eventually it is seen that it must be reported. At first the attempt will be to place this under a high net of security to contain this situation. It is  uncontainable, that part of the proposal is that the Galactic Federation of Light will create the appearance over a period of  several days. In other words, the mother ship will stay visible for  several days. That there will be great panic and great fear by some  and it is for this reason that the governments will supposedly be acting to alleviate the fear, to show the people that they are in control. There is much manipulation of the information however, that  is seen by this Awareness as an attempt to contain the situation at first, but it simply will not be contained.

Thank you. May I ask why Alabama in the United States was chosen? Is  that information available?

It is seen that this has something to do with this various grid works of energies that exist over the planet, and that this is a very strong area and region that can hold this energy for a period of time,  sustaining a vessel in position for several days. It is also seen that there are fewer people in Alabama to create a mass hysteria and that  it is seen that it is a relatively low-key place to introduce this event that will not have such wild affects and mass hysteria as this Awareness has said. There is no deep deep reason except that this  seemed to be as good a place as any to host this event. There are other reasons also that this Awareness is not able to see as clearly  at this time.

Thank you. I appreciate all of the information. Is there anything I forgot to ask that I should have asked?

This Awareness does not see that there is anything that you forgot to  ask, that this is an event that has long been planned and, that at this time, the energies are ripe for this event to occur but this  still does not guarantee that it will occur. That it is important for many to still hold to this possibility as manifesting at this time and  if not at this time, then it will still manifest soon and to hold to that belief and understanding and perception and to see that miracles indeed can happen. This Awareness indicates that change can be  instant, especially when an alien mother ship appears on the horizon, that this will be a truly powerful event in the history of mankind.

Just to clarify, it would be a first contact in the sense of a ship  rather than a one-to-one contact with a human?

This is so; this Awareness does actually have some information on  this. That while it is not proposed at this time to present alien persons to inspection, to create a first contact of those persons of  the Galactic Federation, what was felt was needed was first of all the evidence that such spaceships, UFOs, do indeed exist, that actual  first contact, true first contact of alien beings with humans, with mankind, is still slated several weeks later, thus still in this time frame. But it was felt that first and foremost it would be enough to  simply show such a vessel in a non-threatening manner and that this  would help many come to terms with the event, preparing them for  actual contact with extraterrestrial beings. This Awareness indicates that it is recognized by the Galactic Federation that great panic might ensue, that many may find such an occurrence, such an event as  so challenging that they will not be able to handle it and in an attempt to prevent mass hysteria, it has been felt by the Galactic  Federation, the Federation of Light, that a peaceful demonstration of their existence was needed and by this, it was felt that merely appearing in the skies over that state of Alabama would be enough at  this point and that it would be followed up after several weeks with actual first contact.

What is also planned is that many will start to have a deep connection  with the extraterrestrial galactic representatives, in other words, that there will be heightened conscious awareness, contact happening at an individual level with many individuals worldwide. Contact not simply of an alien appearing in someone's room manifesting in this way, but rather contact at those deeper levels of consciousness,  messages, many many messages being given to many individuals who are sensitive enough to receive such communication, who will be able to speak to many around them, to prepare many around them. Thus it is  seen that the period between the first sighting and appearance of the  alien vessel and actual first contact will be a period of preparation,  of preparing the ground, of preparing individuals, of preparing the human community for actual first contact, that this is seen as a very important step and that there are many many individuals whose life  purpose it was, star beings, who chose physical incarnation, who will come into their own, who will finally step into their purpose, and  that purpose is to act as intermediaries, to act as ambassadors for the star nations peoples, those beings who are ready to present themselves. That these individuals will come forward for it is as if a  switch will finally be turned on, they will know themselves, they will come forward, they will communicate the information that they are  given to individuals and more and more messages will come forward, preparing mankind for the actual first contact that is imminent, that is planned. This Awareness wishes all to know this at this time, to  prepare themselves for this amazing event, this event that has been so long planned but has been held up for so long.


Amazing! Just one last question: the first contact scenario will just  be in Alabama, it will not be in say, England, France or any other country overseas? Is that correct?

No, this is not correct.

This Awareness thanks the energizer for asking this question. It is  seen and indeed, the information that has been provided to the individual who has communicated this date, that the first event will  be over Alabama. But this Awareness sees that other ships will also show themselves in other regions, both in other regions in the United 
States, Canada, Mexico as well as Central America.

This is to be a Global Event

But It also sees that other vessels may show themselves in other  cities and states and countries around the world, for this is to be a global event, not simply a singular event of one country. This  Awareness indicates that what is seen as perhaps a manipulated event at first will have far reaching manifestation and consequences. It is 
seen that even if it is an act of misinformation on the part of the  powers-that-be to pre-empt the actual plan of the Galactic Federation,  that this will be turned around and used to the advantage of the  Galactic Federation. It is to be remembered that there are extraterrestrial vessels, mother ships, already in the skies above the  earth and that these vessels are cloaked and hidden at this time, but that it would not take much to remove the disguise, the camouflage and to appear suddenly in the skies. Thus it is that even if this event is  being staged by those powers-that-be, it will be used and enhanced by the true Galactic Federation who are waiting at this time to present 
themselves. This is an event that has been long in planning, as this Awareness has spoken, but it is also a foreseen event that is essential to the raising of consciousness, to the preparation for that  Ascension process that is still underway and that even with the presentation of such a vessel, there will be those who still do not  believe, who will fall sway to the explanations of the governments, who will choose not to see the matter in a positive light, and who 
will choose still to follow down a path of those powers-that-be that  would mislead mankind, that would still control and manipulate. Therefore, that is why this Awareness is speaking of this matter. It  wishes one and all to understand that the beliefs that one holds, the power of their beliefs, to understand and know how it will assist in 
this time and in this occurrence.

We Are All Creative Beings and Can Manifest Our Own Beliefs

What this Awareness is suggesting here again, is a theme that It has  presented before, and that theme being the theme of beliefs and that what is now starting to occur more and more is that the powers that  individuals have to manifest their creations, manifest their belief is becoming more and more pronounced, it is becoming stronger. This is why the powers-that-be want to control the beliefs held by the  individuals, for a process is starting to occur more and more that would lead individuals to create their realities almost instantly,  indeed eventually it will be instantaneous. Thus it is that if the powers-that-be can persuade others and persuade the masses that what 
they see is an illusion, it is not true, that they will then believe  another truth, a truth that the powers-that-be intend to implant into  the minds of mankind. Thus it will be that they will feel that they  will still be able to control the situation, manipulate it to their advantage: that even if it is the true sighting of a ship, they feel  they can spin-doctor the event to their advantage. That Is why this Awareness does suggest to those who have that deeper sense of this matter, that they truly go within themselves, search out within  themselves the resonance of the truth of the matter. That they truly see that the belief that they have that this is a real event will help  manifest a different result than that which the spin-doctors are hoping to achieve here, an event that will show our true connection to 
the universe, to that which is the greater truth, the greater  consciousness and that this Awareness is supportive of this.

You Must be Ready to Believe this Truth, Not Doubt it

This Awareness suggests that which is the truth of the many needs to  be expressed, needs to finally break free of those controlling forces that have so long held sway, that this is part of tine truth of the  Galactic Federation, that it is trying to break the shackles, to break the chokehold that is currently held on humanity that holds it back  and that the appearance of a vessel will do much to break this, but only if this is believed in. That if a belief is created that this is illusion and con, then again the powers-that-be hope to continue their  control of the mind, the mass mind, the collective consciousness and lead it down a garden path. It is not seen that this will be entirely 
successful on their part, that many will truly see the truth here,  believe the truth here and go a different direction, but many will still be misled.

This Awareness speaks of these matters to help those who read this  wake up to this truth, to be able to believe this truth and to move freely and completely into it, the truth of First Contact. The truth  that mankind is part of a much bigger family than it has been told it has been part of, for indeed, it has never been told it is part of 
that bigger family, it has never been told this truth.

October 14, 2008 is Truly an Important Date in the History of Mankind  Whether or Not a Mother Ship Appears

This Awareness suggests that there is not much more that this Awareness has to offer at this time, that this event will come forward so quickly now that it simply remains to be seen if this occurs or  not. Whether the truth that is already being released in awareness and in consciousness as this Awareness speaks this truth, as others speak 
it, manifests or not It reminds all that when the truth is set free  other forces sometimes act and react to the conscious shift and the shift in consciousness that occurs when the truth is released and  spoken. Therefore, it does remain to be seen exactly what will occur on the date October 14th but one thing that this Awareness can say is that this is a significant date and one where individuals would do  well to be open to the energies of the day whether an alien spacecraft manifests or not. There are certain alignments of the planets and of  the energies on that day that will do much to shift consciousness to help open up a greater expansion of awareness, and it is for this reason that the day of October 14th is a truly important day in the  history of mankind. Whether an alien craft appears or not, is secondary in some ways to the energies that will be released on that  day, and if such a vessel does appear, it will simply be part of the expansion of consciousness that will occur on that date. This  Awareness is complete.

Thank you. Very very informative and much appreciated. Thank you.


This message was sent through Mills College Alumnae Email.

Jelaila Starr response and protocol of contact


9D Perspective on the October 14, 2008 First Contact
By Jelaila Starr
Written September 18, 2008
The last few weeks have seen the Internet buzzing with the news of a  first contact by our space brothers on October 14th.; been inundated with requests to confirm the validity of this auspicious occasion. Honestly, I chose to leave the majority of the requests unanswered until today when I received a request from the 9D  Nibiruans to respond. This message is both their answer and my personal response.
If you have read any of the messages from the 9D Nibiruans regarding  Earthly events, you will know that they prefer not to say yea or nay,  but to give us guidelines so that we can find the answer for  ourselves. Sometimes, as in the case of 9/11, they point us in the right direction. When it comes to ET contact with Earth and her  people, there are strict protocols to be followed. Once you know these protocols, you will be able to determine how best to respond to  the October 14th contact should it occur.
Galactic Federation Protocols for Planetary Engagement
Below are three of the Galactic Federation Worlds (GF) protocols  regarding contact with Earth and her people.
1. Contact must be initiated at a time when humanity has achieved a  level of spiritual growth sufficient to maintain a state of peace.
2. Contact must be initiated in a location in which the locals are  most open to the experience.
3. Contact must be for the purpose of establishing intergalactic  relations only. It must not be initiated in order to intercede in humanity’s social, political, religious or environmental affairs.
Now, let's take a look at each of the protocols.
Protocol 1.

This protocol means just what it says. Contact will occur when  humanity is in a state of peace. Are we in a state of peace now,  especially here in the US as this is the country where the contact is  supposed to occur? We would be hard pressed to say anything but no. 

WE only have to see the news to know that that U.S. economy is in the  worst shape it has been in since the Great Depression. Quoting from an article on Mike Adam's website, NaturalNews.com he says, "Less  than 40 days ago the second largest bank failure in U.S. history became public as federal regulators seized IndyMac Bancorp Inc. 
following a run by depositors. Meanwhile, astonished investors looked  on while Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cratered into financial  insolvency and were taken over by the US government, instantly  doubling the U.S. Nation Debt and absolutely guaranteeing the eventual financial burn out of the U.S. government.  This happened  barely two weeks after the bailout of Bear Stearns Co. by the Federal Reserve.
AIG insurance company is collapsing as we speak. Merrill Lynch just  plummeted into financial disaster and was rescued by Bank of America. 

Washington Mutual bank is plummeting rapidly and may crater by the  end of the week.
If you want to know just how little faith people have in the US  economy, watch the price of gold. Just yesterday the price of gold jumped $70 in one day. That is the largest daily increase in world  history! The United States is now the largest debtor nation in the world, and financially bankrupt.
The U.S. is not the only country with problems, but I won't go into   that.

The question is, have we attained the conditions stated in Protocol 1? If not, then any ET group making contact is in direct  violation of this protocol, which begs the question; why now? The world is in a state of crisis. Any group making contact now is sure  to be looked upon as saviors. Keep in mind that the one who saves has  all the power.
Going further, there is another aspect we must look at and that is  whether this ET group is really from the GF or a group masquerading as such? There is much evidence of ET groups working with the U.S. 

Military and a plan in place for a fake First Contact scenario  involving these ETs. (Project Bluebeam)
Just think for a moment; President Bush has been trying for some time to declare Marshall Law. All he needs is an  event that creates major public unrest do it. A couple of ET ships showing up in the skies over the Bible Belt would certainly do that. 

And even if the ETs emit some sort of energy to reduce the fear  generated by their presence, what happens when they leave? I don't believe the population will take the news of ET presence sitting  down. The stir their presence would have caused will spread like wildfire through the population, creating all sorts of havoc. Just  think, once that occurs, the banks close and you loose all your money. Is that what we really want? Is that what you want?
Protocol 2.
As I understand it this contact is to be in the Southern part of the  U.S. in the state of Georgia. Having been raised in the South, I am fully aware that it is possibly the worst place for a first contact.  The South is known as the Bible Belt for good reason. It is a stronghold of Christianity. The Christian faith (I was raised  Christian) does not support the idea of ETs so why make contact in the South where the possibility of a negative reception is so great? 
I ask you, does this satisfy the requirements of Protocol 2?
Protocol 3.
There are a number of channelers and messages which state the agenda  of the ET group intent upon making this contact. I have not read them all so I will not say what the actual intent is. Nevertheless, the  timing could be better. If this group wishes to support humanity in keeping with the GF's High Council post 9/11 decree to have faith in humanity and allow us to save ourselves, they will wait until we have  done so before making contact. That way they will avoid being seen as saviors and be welcomed instead as friends.

In closing, we are now just a few short years away from 2012. We have  been told that we will be called on to use our discernment to ensure that we don’t fall into the hands of any group that would hinder our  evolution or our success in this Grand Experiment of Polarity Integration. I'm fine-tuning my bullsh-t detector. How about you?
In service,
Jelaila Starr
The Nibiruan Council



Saturday, October 11, 2008

All Soldiers on Stand by for Deployment on October 14th

I just received this email from an alleged French-Canadian Soldier:

I am a Canadian soldier (reservist). I just receive a e-mail from a lieutenant of my regiment saying all reservist soldier must be on stand by (48 hours) for deployment between october 13 and october 19. They don't say why. And they tell me not to talk to much about it so i dont create panic. Now this is very serious..im not liar. If you want the e-mail, I can send it to you but its all french, I'm from québec (french native)

I have asked him for this confirmation email he speaks of. Once I receive it, I will have it posted here.