People, wake up! Christians, awaken!
There is more astounding Biblical (book of) Revelation symbolism and parallels that came to life again in current events of the last two weeks. It serves as a warning for coming events, linking current/future happenings to historical events, decades and even centuries ago. The Bible is showing in today’s world that it’s not a dead book of old; it’s alive and God is repeatedly unveiling links, parallels and symbolism to both the past and imminent future.
First, the recent bloodshed on the Temple Mount of Jerusalem, when two Israeli police officers were killed by three Palestinian terrorists.
Of all gates, this happened at the (1a) Lion’s Gate (reference background info. at page bottom), also known as:
(1b) Stephens Gate, named after the first Christian martyr.
(1c) Sheep’s Gate – Jesus refers to His people as “sheep.”
(1d) Gate of Tribes – reference the early tribes of Israel AND the future 12 gates (names) of New Jerusalem found in Revelation 21.
In response to the attack on the police/guards, Benjamin Netanyahu ordered all gates to Old Jerusalem be closed, and later placed metal detectors with heightened security as gates were reopened. This brought to mind the “restricted access” to God’s New Holy City, as His season of grace is closing, as well as no access to outsiders, once His New Jerusalem is in place, having guards at all 12 gates.
In retaliation of the security measures at Old Jerusalem, one week after the Temple attack, a Palestinian took out his revenge on the Jewish Salomon family, gathered together for their Shabbat celebration (end of the week; day of rest; peace) and the birth of a “new son” named Ari.
Note the Biblical parallels:
(a) The family name is Salomon, which is reminiscent of the First Temple of God – SOLOMON’s.
(b) A father, son and daughter were killed, while the son’s wife took the children of the home to safety in another room. The same individuals were the grandfather, uncle, aunt and another aunt respectively of the newborn child, named Yosef Salomon, Elad Salomon, Chaya Salomon and Michal Salomon.
The meaning of the names are as follows:
(c) Salomon – derived from the word that means “peace.”
(d) Yosef (Joseph) Salomon = “he will add peace”
(e) Elad Salomon = “forever peace” or “God forever peace”
(f) Chaya Salomon = “life peace”
(g) Michal Salomon = “Who is like God?” or “stream/brook”
(h) Ari Yosef (Joseph) Salomon = Ari is derived from Ariel, meaning “lion of God” so the entire name means: “lion of God will bring/add peace.”
The Salomon story and specifics mentioned closely reference aspects of Revelation 12, where heavenly signs (crowned by Leo = the lion of Judah) appear to come together around September 23, 2017, but other related events may begin August 21, 2017 and last through mid-October (and after).
Specifics described such as: the number 12; pregnant woman who gives birth of a male son; pursued by Satan – tries to kill child; safety of the child (forever) and mother (for 42 months); war in heavens – Michal (aunt of Ari) fights off dragon; blood; Lamb (sheep); spewed water like a river (stream/brook).
Netenyaho has since reopened all gates and removed the temporary metal detectors, due to protests and additional bloodshed.
Not only does the above link to Genesis, Revelation, the Temple, Church Reformation, key years in Jewish/Christian history: 1517, 1917, 1967, 2017 (all 50-year celebrations of the Jubilee), there was a second event that happened the same day as the murders of the Salomon family. A 6.7 earthquake (ref. 1967 – Israel reunited Jerusalem and Temple Mount) hit near the Greek island of Kos. Kos is linked to the Roman Empire and is only 50 miles from Patmos, where John wrote the God inspired book of Revelation. Many subsequent earthquakes have occurred including those registering 4.0, 4.2, 4.7, 5.0, and 6.6 (many others) on the Richter scale. Each of those numbers recall references to Biblical and Jewish history:
40 = years wandering in the desert, testing, a generation
42 = number of months in the first half of the Tribulation
47 = Israel became a nation in 1947 per the 11/29/47 Palestine Partition agreement
50 = Jubilee every 50 years
66 = two of the numbers of man (Antichrist)
Info. about the Lion’s Gate:
“The Lion’s Gate is celebrated on Palm Sunday as the pathway which Jesus entered into Jerusalem, later leading to His death and resurrection one week later. Near the gate’s crest are four lion figures, some saying they are leopards instead of lions – two on the left and two on the right. They were placed there by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent to celebrate the Ottoman defeat of the Mamluks in 1517 (500 years ago; huge year in Jewish/Christian history). Legend has it that Suleiman’s predecessor Selim I dreamed of lions that were going to eat him because of his plans to level the city. He was spared only after promising to protect the city by building a wall around it. This led to the lion becoming the heraldic symbol of Jerusalem. However, Jerusalem already had been, from Biblical times, the capital of the Tribe/Kingdom of Judah, whose emblem was a lion (Genesis 49:9).”
“In another story version, Suleiman levied Jerusalem’s residents with heavy taxes which they could not afford to pay. That night Suleiman had a dream of two lions coming to devour him. When he woke up, he asked his dream solvers what his dream meant. A wise respected man came forward and asked Suleiman what was on his mind before drifting to sleep. Suleiman responded that he was thinking about how to punish all the men who didn’t pay his taxes. The wise man responded that since Suleiman thought badly about the Holy City, God was angry. To atone, Suleiman built the Lions’ Gate to protect Jerusalem from invaders.”
“Israeli paratroops from the 55th Paratroop Brigade came through this gate during the Six-Day War of 1967 and unfurled the Israeli flag above the Temple Mount.”
The Woman and the Dragon
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”
When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.”
Revelation 21: 9-14
“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’ And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
Revelation 22: 12-17
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. The Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let the one who hears say, Come! Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”