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Monday, February 23, 2015

The Year May Change to 360 Days



THE YEAR MAY CHANGE TO 360 DAYS

A Veteran’s Today website post by Robert O’Dowd Asteroid Article features a Puerto Rican Protestant minister named Reverend Efrain Rodriquez with a prophetic message concerning a soon-incoming asteroid.  This asteroid will hit around Mona Island which is close to Puerto Rico.  The impact will create a huge tsunami that will cause millions of deaths in the Caribbean, the Gulf coast and Atlantic coast of the USA, and the areas of Central America/Mexico.

Mr. Rodriquez apparently knows the clock time of the event but not the actual date or day it will occur.  He said the timing is imminent but could occur any time between now and next year but that it will happen.

Before I go further with the information, let me be absolutely clear about something.  I personally do not put much credence in present day self-proclaimed prophets claiming a message from God.  Although I am not defending Mr. Rodriquez, he doesn’t claim to be a prophet but only that he received a message from God and told to relate this message to as many people as possible.

The USA has supposedly placed NASA personnel on the island as monitors.  Puerto Rico will be the epicenter of this asteroid strike.  According to the reports of a scientist or two, it will create a Richter 12 earthquake, a nuclear explosion upon impact, with a resultant 400 MPH shockwave.  It will produce a 1000 foot tsunami wave at the point of impact resulting in the possible death of 2.5 million Puerto Rican lives.

Supposedly, the USA has placed nuclear missiles and nuclear submarines in and around Puerto Rico in an effort to possibly destroy or break up the comet at its approach.  Dried food, body bags, and coffin boxes have already been placed and FEMA is supposedly building more storage facilities in preparation.

In the USA, the tsunami wave will initially hit Miami then south around the Gulf and northward along the East coast, sweeping these areas clean.  The USA is supposedly preparing casket boxes for multi-millions of corpses and have burners (Moloch ovens) for the disposal of bodies.  Mobile homes are being made available for homeless people and food is being stored for a minimum of 15 months.  Mr. Rodriquez commented this tsunami judgment should rid the Americas of the majority of homosexual, pornographic, and Luciferian idolaters.

Mr. Rodriquez claims this judgment will be a destructive occurrence prior to the Revelation events and its purpose will be to wake-up and prepare the Church around the world for the advent of the 70th week of Daniel (my description – he said tribulation period).  During his speaking engagements, Mr. Rodriquez claimed the biggest objection is:  “God would not do something like that.”

I have no proof that body bags, ration meals, casket boxes, nuclear missiles, or anything else listed above actually exists or is being planned.  Similarly, I have no proof or evidence that FEMA camps, body bags, and foreign troops are currently in the USA.  Some people claim they know or have proof, however, never dismiss an event or received information in today’s world as stupidity, but keep it in the back of your mind.

A scientist, who consulted with Mr. Rodriquez, claimed that an asteroid impart of this magnitude would stop the rotation of the earth for 3 days.  If this event were to happen, what would it mean?  It could be almost impossible to dispose of dead rotting human bodies and animals which would soon spread disease, plagues, and more death.  The food supply chain would come to a complete halt.  Riots would occur and people would be killing each other.  In other words, the first four seals of Revelation could be very possible.

Revelation 6:2-8 NET  ….The first seal…white horse! The one who rode it had a bow, and he was given a crown, and as a conqueror he rode out to conquer.  (3)  …..the second seal, …(4)  And another horse, fiery red, …..one who rode it was granted permission to take peace from the earth, so that people would butcher one another…..(5) …..the third seal I …..here came a black horse ….. had a balance scale in his hand….. "A quart of wheat will cost a day's pay and three quarts of barley will cost a day's pay. (7)  …..the fourth seal (8)  here came a pale green horse…..the one who rode it was Death, and Hades followed right behind. They were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill its population with the sword, famine, and disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.

The book of Daniel and the Revelation present a time sequence of 1,260 days, forty-two months, and a time, times, and half a time.  Now a (time, times, and half a time) would be 3 ½ years and (forty-two) months would also be 3 ½ years.  In Revelation 11:2 and 11:3 it appears as if forty-two months and 1,260 days are supposed to be equal.

Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 more definitely give 1,260 days and 3 ½ years as the exact same length of time.  This is only possible if all 12 months are 30 days each and a year is 360 days in length.

A 360 day year with 30 days in each month as prophesied in Daniel and Revelation presents a serious problem to the literal interpreter.  Our current calendar has approximately 365 ¼ days per year with a 29 ½ day lunar month.  Most commentators refer to this non-literal 360 day year as the “prophetic calendar”.  If a large object passed by the earth or the asteroid of Mr. Rodriquez impacted the ocean and caused the earth’s rotation to stop for three days a change in the orbital energy and angular momentum of the Earth and the Moon would occur. If this scenario immediately precedes the 70th week of Daniel, there ought to be an alteration of the calendar.  This would mean that the 360 day year of Daniel and the Revelation is not a mathematical aberration, but the literal length of the month and year.

Some historians agree that ancient calendars were composed of 30 day months and 360 day years.  It has been said that our calendar has changed in the past.  Genesis records that Noah weathered the flood starting on month 2, day 17 and for 150 days ending on month 7, day 17 (Gen 7:11, 24; 8:3-4).  This was for a period of 150 days starting and ending on the same day of the month.  This would require a 30 day month.

(150 days divided by 5 months = 30 days a month). 30 days x 12 months = 360 days per year.

Over a dozen ancient cultures, in addition to the Bible, used the same type of 360/30 calendar. This time sequence changed around 701 BC.  This may answer why there are 360 degrees in a circle and not 365.  When that concept of degrees in a circle was invented, the evidence suggests there were literally 360 days in a year as a model.

He will speak words against the Most High. He will harass the holy ones of the Most High continually. His intention will be to change times established by law. They will be delivered into his hand For a time, times, and half a time.  (Daniel 7:25 NET)

Then I heard the man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as he raised both his right and left hands to the sky and made an oath by the one who lives forever: "It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the one who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished."  (Daniel 12:7 NET)

But do not measure the outer courtyard of the temple; leave it out, because it has been given to the Gentiles, and they will trample on the holy city for forty-two months.  (Revelation 11:2 NET)

And I will grant my two witnesses authority to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.  (Revelation 11:3 NET)

and she fled into the wilderness where a place had been prepared for her by God, so she could be taken care of for 1,260 days.  (Revelation 12:6 NET)

But the woman was given the two wings of a giant eagle so that she could fly out into the wilderness, to the place God prepared for her, where she is taken care of — away from the presence of the serpent — for a time, times, and half a time.  (Revelation 12:14 NET)

The beast was given a mouth speaking proud words and blasphemies, and he was permitted to exercise ruling authority for forty-two months.
(Revelation 13:5 NET)

According to Donald Wesley Patten, the change to the present 365¼ day year was brought on by a close flyby from the planet Mars. According to him, Mars at one time had a highly elliptical 720 day orbit intersecting the orbit of Earth twice yearly on March 20-21 and October 24.  Also every 108 years the Earth would be at an intersect point creating a global cataclysm. This theory was used to explain the multiple cataclysmic accounts in the Bible such as:  Noah's flood; the exodus; Joshua's long day; and
Hezekiah's sundial. It would also explain the many negative views of Mars, whose two moons Phobos and Deimos in Greek mean “fear” and “panic”.  It would also explain Jonathan Swift’s mention of the two moons of Mars by name prior to a telescope large enough to view them.

Immanuel Velikovsky, in his book World’s in Collision, postulated that Venus was originally an asteroid that came out of Jupiter and caused the erratic orbit of Mars and its interaction with the Earth during the Exodus, Joshua, and Hezekiah.  He also postulated that the shape of Mars and its two moons appeared as a cow or calf and was responsible for the golden calf of the Hebrews and the cow worship of India.



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