In 2015 the following will combine: Shabbat, Tammuz 17, and July 4 (Independence Day in the U.S.A.). Why is Tammuz 17 important in Jewish History? There are 3 reasons. It is the first of the four significant fast days according to the prophet Zechariah (The others, in order, are Av 9, Yom Kippur, then Tevet 10). The two other reasons: the Golden Calf Debacle and the Destruction of the Great Temple 1 in Jerusalem by the Babylonians around 600 BC.
The spiritual horrors of the Golden Calf Debacle involved apostasy, idolatry, and blasphemy in the disobeying of all 10 Wedding Vows given and accepted only 40 days earlier at Mt. Sinai (Horeb). Who accepted the 10 Vows? The group represented all of humankind: the House of Israel people of the 12 tribes and Gentiles who had also left Egypt with them. Exodus mentions the Gentiles as "a mixed multitude" in Exodus 12:38. Moses shattered both stone tablets with the 10 Commandments etched onto them, five on each tablet. In smashing the ketubah, the written marriage document, it was signified that the people had broken all 10 of their Marriage Vows with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Some hideous things about the Golden Calf Debacle: the idol of gold, the profane worship, idolatry, sexual immoralities, drunkenness, and nakedness. The idol of gold was made to look like a calf (bull) one of the gods of Egypt. It was idolatry, but was it not a worship of a beast, of bestiality? On the day Moses descended from Mt. Sinai, 3000 died in their shameless defiance and rebellion. Of the rest, all but Caleb and Joshua died before they could enter the Promised Land of Canaan, the land of milk and honey, 40 years later. If Cecil B. De Mille had filmed what actually happened, it would have been a XXX rated movie. Dreadful beyond imagining.
July 4, 2015 will probably be the first year in American History that 2 Ordinances of the Amorites will have been symbolically put into law, in a period of 42 years, during the 225 years since the Constitution and the Supreme Court began in 1790. First was abortion rights on 1-22-1973 with Roe versus Wade. The second will be announced before the Supreme Court current session ends by 6-30-2015. This would concern homosexual marriage rights. If the vote is 5-4 or higher, the 2nd Ordinance of the Amorites would be symbolically apparent. If so, soon will be an Independence Day unlike any previous one in 225 years since 1790! There have been 112 Justices of the Supreme Court. How many would have voted for either decision in the affirmative? Do some want independence from Abba Father, the Redeemer/ Judge Son, the Spirit of Truth, the Scriptures, and the 10 Commandments? Would some prefer to honor 2 of the 3 Ordinances of the Amorites? What is number 3? Bestiality. The following is from John McTernan in a recent post from www.rogershermansociety.org
in the Homework section:
"The last act before God judges a nation is that he warns of the coming destruction. This is seen in what happened with ancient Israel, before it was destroyed by the Babylonians in 600 BC. The destruction was complete as the nation was destroyed with only a very small remnant of the people surviving." See II Chronicles 36: 14-16.
"But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no more remedy."
Tammuz 17/ July 4 will also be a Shabbat, the Scriptural Day 7, the day of rest. Messiah/ Christ said it. "I am master of the Shabbat." Will some rest from their labors, fast, repent, and pray that day? Will some become falling down drunk? Christ warned not to be drunk when the Bridegroom arrives to spirit away His Bride of the Ages. Patrick Henry said "Give me liberty or give me death." Liberty on what terms? Whose terms in 2015? The Trinity or the Amorites? The Mystery, Babylon the Great? Will Tammuz 17, a Shabbat, and July 4 be a distinctive Independence Day? Momentous beyond imagining? We shall know soon.
With Love and Shalom,