Wednesday, 16 December 2009

More 2012

Hollywood has released a new movie about 2012, those who have pay TV may have also seen the History Channel present documentaries titled “The Lost Book of Nostradamus” and “Nostradamus 2012” as well as several shows about “Mayan Doomsday Prophecies” and similar themes. Many people are starting to ask, “Is it possible? Could all these predictions be true?” Several have asked me is it possible that the disasters presented in the movie could really happen. I have not seen the movie but I have seen shorts and been told of many of the things that feature in the film and my short answer is yes it is all possible. The producers have however ignored details of what predictions actually say. Various prophets predicted these events and the aftermath, not just the Mayans.

The Bible, Nostradamus and others tell of a period of severe disruption. Not just cataclysmic weather and geological upheavals but of astronomical events, war and evil deeds done by men. What I consider one of the best explanations is in the book of Zechariah, 13:8 “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.” 13:9 “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.” This prophecy indicates that two thirds of the Earth’s population will perish and one third will survive but that they will go through extreme difficulties. The ratio here is rather fascinating because a recent worldwide survey disclosed that only one third of Earth’s population are religious enough to pray every day. If the Biblical predictions are correct then there is a guiding hand that will protect the same percentage of the world’s population.

Other interesting predictions come from Mother Shipton, a 16th Century English prophetess who was burned as witch. Not all the prophecies attributed to her can be verified and there was a prediction that was later proved to be a forgery. The verses commonly attributed to her were widely circulated in the 1800s and even if not all are hers there are some amazing accuracies. The predictions include cars, planes, submarines, tractors and even fashion none of which were known when the prophecies were published.

Of the end of the world Mother Shipton says,

“When pictures seem alive with movements free
When boats like fishes swim beneath the sea,
When men like birds shall scour the sky
Then half the world, deep drenched in blood shall die.

For those who live the century through
In fear and trembling this shall do.
Flee to the mountains and the dens
To bog and forest and wild fens.

For storms will rage and oceans roar
When Gabriel stands on sea and shore
And as he blows his wondrous horn
Old worlds die and new be born.”

This may refer to WW2 or to a war yet to come, but references to movies, planes and submarines are obvious and there is also a reference to climatic changes. The predictions also imply a comet colliding with the Earth.

“A fiery dragon will cross the sky…
… For seven days and seven nights
Man will watch this awesome sight.
The tides will rise beyond their ken
To bite away the shores and then
The mountains will begin to roar
And earthquakes split the plain to shore.
And flooding waters, rushing in
Will flood the lands with such a din
But the predictions finish just as do the Biblical prophecies with a vision of better times.
And before the race is built anew
A silver serpent comes to view
And spew out men of like unknown
To mingle with the earth now grown
Cold from its heat and these men can
Enlighten the minds of future man.
To intermingle and show them how
To live and love and thus endow
The children with the second sight.
A natural thing so that they might
Grow graceful, humble and when they do
The Golden Age will start anew.
The dragon’s tail is but a sign
For mankind's fall and man's decline.

So despite predictions of destruction and suffering there are also predictions of a new better future for those who survive. Meanwhile, astronomers and other scientists have rejected the apocalyptic forecasts, on the grounds that the anticipated events are precluded by astronomical observations, or are unsubstantiated by the predictions that have been generated from these findings. NASA likens fears about 2012 to those about the Y2K bug in the late 1990s, suggesting that an adequate analysis should stem fears of disaster.
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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

2012 – The Apocalypse - continued.

In my previous blog I explained that it is possible to see the future and that since 1989 I have been explaining why prophecy does not contradict the laws of physics. Now I would like to explain a little more about physics and the end of the world.

Physicists have recently produced a number of papers about the eventual fate of the universe. The consensus is that it will expand until not only galaxies move so far apart that they can no longer see each other but so too will stars and planets and even atomic particles, so that the universe will consist only of random particles drifting in empty space. This rather gloomy view is not predicted to occur for many billions of years but this is not what prophecy tells us nor is it what I see in our future.

The first thing we have to realise before we try to understand this is the structure of atoms and their behaviour in a gravitational field. In various publications I have written about density and gravity and how atoms behave, for instance; in the centre of a star, atoms are so compressed by gravity that their electron shells disintegrate allowing atomic nuclei to move about freely in a sort of atomic fluid. This material is called degenerate matter and the atomic nuclei collide and fuse together releasing the vast amounts of energy that keeps stars burning.

Even in our own planet the atmosphere has a density, which decreases as we move higher, aircraft need to have pressurised cabins to enable us to breath at high altitude and emergency oxygen masks are installed in case this pressure is lost. Deep-sea divers must take care to come up slowly or risk illness from the changing pressure. These principles also apply to the minerals, which make up the solid part of the Earth. The density increases with depth, so that; though the Earth’s core is hot enough to be molten the density is such that it is forced into a solid mass. The matter at the centre of the Earth has been calculated to be under pressure equal 3.7 million times that of air pressure at sea level, a measure we normally refer to as one atmosphere.

Deep within the Earth where the weight of the material above causes high pressure the atoms begin to experience compression. As the atoms are compressed, their electron shells press inward closer to the nucleus and the repulsion between the electrons of neighbouring atoms increases. Atoms are able to withstand considerable pressure, but once pressure increases sufficiently the compression becomes measurable and electrons are driven inward noticeably. The density of compressed matter increases as the atoms are pressed closer together and occupy a smaller area.

The material at the centre of the Earth is compressed to the extent that the atoms there have only about 85% of the diameter that they would have on the surface. The mass concentrated in the Earth’s core is calculated to be about 12 g/cm3, far denser than the Earth’s average density of about 5.52 g/cm3. The Earth has about 31.5% of its mass concentrated in only 16.2% of its volume in the relatively small core. In other words in the relatively small distance from the surface of the Earth to its centre (6,370 km) the Earth’s gravity can compress atoms to only 85% their surface volume, indicating that relatively small distances and gravitational variations can significantly affect atoms.

Density has a considerable impact on a gravitational field which then has a noticeable effect on atomic structure. In the early universe, which was much smaller and therefore denser, atoms would have been more compact than those we observe today and I have previously published details of the relationship between this and dark matter. In turn as the universe expands so to do the atoms that constitute all the mass of the universe, this in turn causes time to accelerate and so the expansion accelerates creating what we perceive as dark energy. Based on detailed observations of exploding stars, astrophysicists have been able to estimate that dark energy makes up about 70 % of "stuff" in the universe. The rest is made of dark matter (25 %) and regular matter that makes up stars, planets and us (5 %).

If dark energy already makes up more than two thirds of the entire universe and the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate it poses a question; will the expansion reach an “escape velocity” and disintegrate? Suppose atoms expand to the point where the forces that hold the atomic nuclei together, and the electrons in their shells, are no longer strong enough to hold the particles close together? In that case the entire universe would dissolve, the protons and electrons would merge to form neutrons and the entire cloud of neutrons would simply fly apart. This is the scenario proposed by U.S. physicists Assistant Professor Robert Caldwell and colleagues at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire in an issue of Physical Review Letters. They calculate however that this event is billions of years in the future.

In a universe where expansion is accelerating the calculation of the ability of nuclear forces to maintain the integrity of atomic structure in a stable form for billions of years is optimistic. It is more probable that the disintegration will occur sooner rather than later and this appears to be the consensus of New Testament Biblical Prophecy.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and Earth will pass away …
Mark 13:31 Heaven and Earth will pass away …
Luke 21:33 Heaven and Earth will pass away …
II Peter 3:10 … the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also …
II Peter 3:11 Seeing that all these things shall be dissolved …
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away …

I am still researching other prophecies to find similar threads and have found some references in Jewish prayer that say the Almighty will “renew” the world and resurrect the dead, but nothing as definitive as the New Testament quotes. While many prophecies predict wars, and natural disasters concluding during the galactic alignment of 2012 the destruction of the universe and its replacement is not extensively described. The fact is however that this is the most scientific and plausible fate that awaits the world and perhaps far sooner than physicists predict. The “end times” might bring more surprises than we anticipate, let us hope that if matter does dissolve that the other part of the predictions is also accurate and the universe will be renewed.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

2012 and the Apocalypse

Prophecy is beginning to dominate the public mind more than ever; much of this interest is because of the approach of dates mentioned in many prophecies. Hollywood is on the verge of releasing a new movie about 2012, those who have pay TV may have seen the History Channel present documentaries titled “The Lost Book of Nostradamus” and “Nostradamus 2012” as well as several shows about “Mayan Doomsday Prophecies” and similar themes. Many people are starting to ask, “Is it possible? Could all these predictions be true?”

The producers of these shows have so far ignored what might just be the source of the most important predictions, the Bible. Bible scholars have known for many years that there are events occurring around the world that seem to be directly related to Biblical Prophecy; the prophets Ezekiel, Isaiah and Daniel all described in detail the “end times” and the New Testament Gospel includes prophecies made by Jesus Christ. Most of these are vague as to the actual date and concentrate on events and the need to live according to Biblical instruction. The book of Daniel however gives specific times for events to occur, he talks of a period of “days” that certain events will take to pass. With many translations for time periods there is often conjecture over the actual duration of periods such as “days”, “weeks” (or sevens) and other ages, as often many of these are interchangeable.

With hindsight we can now ascertain with a fair degree of confidence exactly what Daniel was predicting. We can identify his accuracy with predictions of the various empires that would exist after his time and now we can establish what he meant by the 1335 “days” that would precede Judgement Day. The 1290 “days of the Gentiles” we can now identify refer to the period of 1290 years (according to the Hebrew calendar) that the Muslims and Christians controlled and fought over Jerusalem. The 45 “days” of the “End Times” are 45 years that follow the return of Jerusalem to Jewish control. We can now calculate that the final 45 years began when Israel returned to Jerusalem, which happened during the 1967 Six Day War. By adding 45 to 1967 we can establish that Daniel predicted Judgement Day would occur in 2012. Nostradamus may have made his predictions after reading Daniel, but would not have known when Israel would exist or if the prophecy that the Jews would return to their homeland had been fulfilled. It is certain that the ancient Mayans would not have had this information and were probably unaware that Jews existed.

Nostradamus made another interesting prediction that seems to relate to 2012. In his quatrain X74 he says, “At the time of the great games of slaughter” an apparent reference to the Olympic Games which were heralded in ancient times by the slaughter of 1,000 bullocks. This is a remarkable prediction because the Olympic Games were not held in Nostradamus’ time. The quatrain also says, “Not far from the age of the great millennium, when the dead will come out of their graves.” It appears that Nostradamus expected the resurrection of the dead to occur at the time of the Olympic Games. Some commentators assumed that his reference to “the great millennium” meant the year 2,000 but as Nostradamus was referring to astronomical cycles of thousands of years it is more probable that this reference was to the great galactic conjunction of 2012. This could also have a bearing on quatrain X72 that says, “In the year 999…” by which most believed he meant 1999 but nothing came from the sky so it was assumed that this prediction was wrong, but if he is talking about 2012 as the great millennium then the 999 year means 2011, or the final year before the end of the great millennium.

The words “Armageddon” and “Apocalypse” are the most misunderstood terms in our language and traditional Biblical teaching has not helped. Originally in Christian terms they were used to frighten the population into confessing their sins and donating to the church in order to obtain absolution and salvation. Society has developed a conditioned fear response to the terms even though in many countries people are not even regular church attendees, maybe that exacerbates the fear. A recent survey discovered that only about one third of the world’s population pray on a daily basis, yet the interest in an end of the world persists. The end of the world certainly should be of interest to everyone but it appears that many who do not take religion seriously are concerned that this concept might be real, especially as the idea is found in all types of unrelated cultures. (A summary of some these is recorded in my book The End Of Time available free from my website)

In Western Society the belief in judgement has come from the Judeo/Christian teachings that our civilisation was based upon, and in particular Biblical literature. The book of Revelation predicts that in the “Last Days” the armies of the world will gather in the place known as Armageddon, or in Hebrew Har Megiddo or the Hill of Megiddo. The armies of the world, or at least a United Nations task force consisting of soldiers of many nations, are already deployed near Megiddo along the Israel/Lebanon border, so the players are in place for a final showdown. The term apocalypse is usually used to convey destruction but that is not the original meaning of the word, accordingly the dictionary will tell you;-
Apocalypse [ə pókə lips] (plural apocalypses) revelation of future: a revelation made concerning the future [13th century. Via late Latin < Greek apokalupsis 'revelation' < apokaluptein 'uncover' < kaluptein 'to cover']*
*Microsoft® Encarta® 2006. © 1993-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Apocalypse has the same meaning as the Biblical book about the end times; Revelation. It refers to the Biblical concept that in the time before Judgement the Creator will reveal himself so that everyone will know the truth of his existence. Ancient texts also claim that the Almighty remakes the world every seven thousand years, a concept which is not readily discernable in literature. There are several Biblical passages however that proclaim a new world where there will be no illness and peace will reign, the apocalypse is apparently the revelation of this new and better world, however it will follow a war.

Some people don’t want to believe that it is possible to see the future so that they can ignore all predictions, because the claims seem too daunting. Since 1989 I have been explaining why prophecy does not contradict the laws of physics in fact the principles involved can also explain dark matter and dark energy as well as many other things that science is currently unable to rationalize. Although these predictions will come to pass we should not dwell too much on the detail as they will be far different from anything imagined. Some people have developed theories of rapture and tribulation that have no similarity to the predictions on which they are based. More than four times the number of natural disasters are occurring now than did two decades ago we are already in the turbulent end times period known as tribulation, it started with the Jewish New Year 5765 and was marked shortly after by the 2004 tsunami that killed so many. My advice is to forget the dire warnings and live in a righteous manner and trust that the promises in prophecy are as accurate as the warnings.

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Sunday, 8 March 2009

Predictions

I recently wrote that we are now in an end time period; the last seven years to be exact. Many people disregard this and deny religion, prophecy and anything else that disturbs their mundane lives and quest for material possessions, but as we approach the final forty-two months there are some undeniable predictions about to occur. The Earth will be struck by a meteor as big as a bus and an asteroid hundreds of metres across. These will cause death and destruction and trigger earthquakes, storms and volcanic eruptions. After the middle of 2011 a comet will strike the Earth but it will be broken up and arrive as large blocks of ice each containing the equivalent of twenty (or more) litres of water. The most apparent and unexplainable event will be a change in the period of rotation of the Earth, when a day will become only sixteen hours long instead of twenty-four.

The most destructive force on Earth however is still mankind. If the above predictions do not disturb you then this surely must. The world will be destroyed by the actions of its inhabitants; the seeds of our destruction are within us. One only has to keep abreast of current affairs to be painfully aware that this is becoming more obvious every day. The greed of many and of large corporations has brought about major financial upheaval and wealthy enemies are manipulating markets to their own ends. Governments in many countries are obtaining equipment to quell civil unrest and supplying it to their military forces, many readers of this will be surprised to find that their own government is involved.

Western governments have been reluctant to take action against rogue states and have apparently resigned themselves to a nuclear Iran. Syria is building rockets and chemical weapons and Iran has already put a satellite into orbit. These countries are committed to the destruction of both Israel and the USA, yet we continue to “negotiate”; surrender to their aggression is a more appropriate description. It will be a nuclear conflagration that will bring about our demise and in the near future, the truly annoying part is that we could do something to prevent it but the western democracies have chosen leaders too weak to take decisive action. We too have become complacent and it is our willingness to succumb and seek the path of least resistance that has led us elect shallow leaders who are about to destroy the Earth due to their lack of resolve.



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Thursday, 29 January 2009

2012

A recent European survey found that more than half the respondents expect the world to end in 2012. Why would so many people believe this scenario? Recent doomsday books and television programs have presented many prophecies and predictions that foretell this event and many either state or imply that the date will be 2012. One of the first such predictions popularised concerned Mayan Calendars that record astronomical data from the time of the Mayans until the end of the world, the sequence of events is predicted to end in 2012.

Likewise predictions by Nostradamus also claim that when the axes of the Earth, the Solar System and the Universe all align in December 2012 it will mark the end of the world as we know it. Nostradamus also calls this “the year of the great seventh number” indicating that he believed in the ancient astronomical belief that the Creator remakes the world every 7,000 years. He also claims that “in the year 999 from the sky will come the great king of terror”. Many thought that he meant the year 1999 but it is more probable that as he is talking about a 7,000 year cycle he is implying year 6,999 and the king of terror he predicts is apparently a comet, this aligns with other similar prophecies. If the 7,000th year is 2012 then obviously 2011 is 6,999 and he is referring to a comet predicted in other prophecies.

Nostradamus also predicts the resurrection of the dead in an Olympic year, a pretty good effort as there were no Olympics in his day. With 2012 being an Olympic year it appears that he had a firm belief in the Biblical prediction that the “dead will come out of their graves”, as he puts it in his quatrain number X 74.

The Bible also predicts and describes an end of the world and the book of Daniel gives some interesting date information. Ellis Skolfield in his books lists a wealth of data that shows how the predictions in Daniel relate exactly to verifiable historic events, and how and why the “days” in the predictions should be read as years. Using this data we can track the dates of the Temples in Jerusalem and their destruction also the Muslim conquest of the city and the date of the return of Jerusalem to the control of the Jewish State.

Daniel (Dan 12:11-12) lists periods of 1290 years and 1335 years that can be linked to specific events, the 1290 years marks the “time of the Gentiles” and we know that this ended in 1967 during the Six Day War when Jerusalem again came under Jewish rule. The period of 45 days (= years) from 1290 to 1335 years is called by Daniel “the time of the end” by adding 45 to 1967 we can see that the prediction given to Daniel provides that the “End Times” are to complete in 2012.

Internet forums have debated the scenario and some have claimed that it cannot happen in only another 3½ years as there has been no seven year period of tribulation. What they expect to happen in a period of tribulation is confusing because if we remember that the years of the original predictions were given by the Hebrew Calendar we should calculate according to the Jewish calendar. 2012 is the Jewish year 5772 so the tribulation period would start in the year 5765 which began in September 2004, we should look to see if any major events that could be considered tribulation have occurred since that date.

In 2004 a tsunami killed hundreds of thousands of people, storms floods and natural disasters have increased dramatically and world food stocks are already becoming depleted. Global warming is increasing and as I pointed out in a previous blog appears to be largely solar driven, another predicted event. It is comforting to simply shrug all this off as coincidence and the result of human activity, but the fact that so much seems to have been predicted is fast becoming undeniable.

According to the predictions we have even more tribulation ahead; severe solar storms, extreme weather, earthquakes, escalating wars, economic collapse (which already appears to have begun), an evil leader speaking out against religious belief and leading many astray and of course a collision with a comet. The news is however not all bad, there is a promise that many will be saved the spirit of prophecy will return to the world this year. It should be remembered that a prophet does not merely predict the future, but has the power to cause things to happen. Old Testament Prophets reportedly called down the wrath of the Almighty on enemies, healed the sick and raised the dead; convenient powers to have during a period of tribulation. The predicted comet will be destroyed by the Almighty and the Earth will be spun more rapidly on its axis protecting the survivors from the increased power of the sun, two thirds of the world’s population will be destroyed and the surviving third will pass through the fire and be refined, they will then know the truth about the Creator. It seems that this is undeniable - one way or the other; we really do live in exciting times.


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