Originally Posted by Richard Amiel McGough
It is not "watch for events to happen".
כִּי-שֹׁקֵד אֲנִי עַל-דְּבָרִי לַעֲשֹׂתוֹ
"ki-shokeid ani al-d'vari la'asoto"
For I watch/wake over my word to do it
Same "la'asoto" in Dt. 30:14,
כִּי-קָרוֹב אֵלֶיךָ הַדָּבָר מְאֹד בְּפִיךָ וּבִלְבָבְךָ לַעֲשֹׂתוֹThat's strange, ain't it!
"ki-karov eileicha hadavar m'od b'phicha uvilvavcha la'asoto"
For very near to you is the word , in your mouth and in your heart, to do it.
I saw it now, "the times of the Gentiles", mentioned in Luke 21:24,
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.they are the 3,5 times "time, times and half", of Daniel, also alluded to in Revelation 11:1–2:
Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months."
"la'asoto" referring the the 35th and last word of the account of the seventh day, Genesis 1:1-3,
וַיְכֻלּוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ וְכָל צְבָאָם:
וַיְכַל אֱ־לֹהִים בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי מְלַאכְתּוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וַיִּשְׁבֹּת בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי מִכָּל מְלַאכְתּוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה:
וַיְבָרֶךְ אֱ־לֹהִים אֶת יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי וַיְקַדֵּשׁ אֹתוֹ כִּי בוֹ שָׁבַת מִכָּל מְלַאכְתּוֹ אֲשֶׁר בָּרָא אֱ־לֹהִים לַעֲשׂוֹת:
you can count it after!
35 x 167 = 5845
So indeed "the time is near" it is always near, every moment until the end of time.
The Temple = the house of God, i.e. the place where God resides, being nothing more or less than the entrance (door) of the sabbath in the initial letters of "yom hashihsi vay'chulu hashamayim" -- 666 being the number of the beast, which is the "abomination of desolation" in the midst of your bible
שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם "shikkuts shomeim", said to be an intentional perversion of "baal shamayim" ("lord of heaven").
"Shikkuts" = detestable thing. "Shomem" said to be formed after "boshet" = shame, from "shamam"= to be desolate, waste, depopulated; to be stupified, stunned, shocked, alarmed.
Melchizedek being Priest to the Most High God, Who possesses heaven and earth --
Having no earth beneath your feet you'll fall, like Satan during the 1000-year reign.
"the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken." (Mark 13:25)
1) a motion produced by winds, storms, waves, etc 1a) to agitate or shake 1b) to cause to totter 1c) to shake thoroughly, of a measure filled by shaking its contents together 2) to shake down, overthrow 2a) to cast down from one's (secure and happy) state 2b) to move, agitate the mind, to disturb one
cf. Rashi on Genesis 1:6,
Let there be an expanse:
Let the expanse be strengthened, for, although the heavens were created on the first day, they were still moist, and they solidified on the second [day] from the rebuke of the Holy One, blessed be He, when He said, “Let there be an expanse.” This is what Scripture says (Job 26:11): “The pillars of the heavens trembled” the entire first day, and on the second day: “They were astonished by His rebuke,” like a person who stands in astonishment because of the rebuke of the one who frightens him. [Genesis Rabbah 12:10]
I always thought this in terms of s chess-play, one of my hobby-horses, (I got a stable full of them).
"shach" from "histachavah"= to bow down, prostrate oneself. (Mordechai refusing to bow for Haman)
"mat" from "mut" = to totter, shakle, quake. waver, collapse, fall, decline, bend.