So this came up on my news feed this morning about the ancient date palm trees which were extinct until they dug up seeds in the 1960’s and were kept in storage for 40 years then were germinated in 2005 and they managed to grow the first plant named Methuselah. Methuselah means “man of the dart” and was Noah’s grandfather and Enoch’s son! The most interesting thing about this is last year one of the female plants named Hannah bore fruit and there were 111 dates and if we go to Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And this year Hannah produced 700 dates and Hannah’s name in Hebrew means Grace!! Also there are 7 trees in total the first was a male tree (because there is only male and female!) named Methuselah and he lived for 969 years the oldest man ever recorded in history!!
The other 6 trees are named Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith, and Hannah the one who bore the fruit!
Hannah in Hebrew means “Grace” she was barren and prayed to The Lord then she gave birth to Samuel which means “God powerful” (1 Samuel 2) and the story of Samuel can be found in the Books of Samuel 1 & 2
1 Samuel 3:19-20 King James Version
And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord.
““On August 23rd, 2021, Arava Institute staff harvested three bunches of dates from our world-famous ancient date palms. This is the second year of harvesting fruit from this previously extinct tree, brought back to life by Dr. Elaine Solowey.
This year’s harvest from Hannah produced almost 700 dates (after 111 during last year’s first harvest), which were pollinated by Methuselah and two other ancient date palms named Adam and Jonah. The dates’ flavor is similar to medjool, semi-dry with honey tones.””
Which takes me to Leviticus 23 The appointed feasts!! Now remember if Jesus birth were important He would have given us a date and commanded us to celebrate it just like He done with all other feasts!! But Jesus birth is nothing because the entire point of His life and death was to free us from our sins and give us back eternal life which was completed on His death not birth!! Also there are 2 birthdays celebrated in the Bible, Pharaoh and King Herod who was the one who ordered all new-borns dead to try and kill Jesus!! Pay attention to Leviticus 23:40-41 and the specific dates He gives us to celebrate these feasts!!!!!!!
Genesis 40:20 King James Version
And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
Matthew 14:6 King James Version
But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
Leviticus 23 Amplified Bible
Laws of God’s appointed Festivals
The Lord spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The appointed times (established feasts) of the Lord which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these:
3 ‘For six days work may be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation (calling together). You shall not do any work [on that day]; it is the Sabbath of the Lord [a]wherever you may be.
The Passover and Unleavened Bread
4 ‘These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times: 5 The Lord’s Passover is on the fourteenth day of the first month [b]at twilight. 6 The Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord is on the fifteenth day of the same month; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation (calling together); you shall not do any laborious work [on that day]. 8 But you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord for seven days; on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work [on that day].’”
The Feast of First Fruits
9 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am giving you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the [c]sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord so that you may be accepted; the priest shall wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 Now on the day when you wave the sheaf you shall offer a male lamb one year old without blemish as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with [olive] oil, an offering by fire to the Lord for a sweet and soothing aroma, with its drink offering [to be poured out], a fourth of a [d]hin of wine. 14 You shall not eat any bread or roasted grain or new growth, until this same day when you bring in the offering to your God; it is a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you may be.
The Feast of Weeks
15 ‘You shall count from the day after the Sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf (tied bundle of grain) of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete Sabbaths (seven full weeks). 16 You shall count [e]fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 You shall bring in from your places two loaves of bread as a wave offering, made from two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven as first fruits to the Lord. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven unblemished lambs, one year old, and one young bull and two rams. They are to be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings. It is an offering by fire, a sweet and soothing aroma to the Lord. 19 And you shall sacrifice one male goat as a sin offering and two male lambs, one year old as a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20 The priest shall wave them before the Lord as a wave offering, together with the bread of the first fruits and the two lambs. They are to be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 On this same day you shall make a proclamation, you are to have a holy convocation (calling together); you shall not do any laborious work [on that day]. It is to be a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you may be.
22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the edges of your field, nor gather the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am the Lord your God.’”
The Feast of Trumpets
23 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Say to the children of Israel, ‘On the first day of the seventh month (almost October), you shall observe a day of solemn sabbatical rest, a memorial day announced by the blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall not do any laborious work [on that day], but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord.’”
The Day of Atonement
26 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble yourselves [by fasting] and present an offering by fire to the Lord. 28 You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the Lord your God. 29 If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people [excluding him from the atonement made for them]. 30 If there is any person who does any work on this same day, I will destroy that person from among his people. 31 You shall do no work at all [on that day]. It is a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you may be. 32 It is to be to you a Sabbath of complete rest, and you shall humble yourselves. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening you shall keep your Sabbath.”
The Feast of Booths
33 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Say to the children of Israel, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month, and for seven days, is the Feast of Booths (Tabernacles) to the Lord. 35 The first day is a holy convocation (calling together); you shall not do any laborious work [on that day]. 36 For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the Lord. It is a festive assembly; you shall not do any laborious work [on that day].
37 ‘These are the appointed times (established feasts) of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to present an offering by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its own day. 38 This is in addition to the [weekly] Sabbaths of the Lord, and in addition to your gifts and all your vowed offerings and all your freewill offerings, which you give to the Lord.
39 ‘On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month (nearly October), when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord for seven days, with a Sabbath rest on the first day and a Sabbath rest on the eighth day. 40 Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick (leafy) trees, and willows of the brook [and make booths of them]; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 You shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a permanent statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall live in booths (temporary shelters) for seven days; all native-born in Israel shall live in booths, 43 so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’” 44 So Moses declared to the Israelites the appointed feasts of the Lord.
[a] Leviticus 23:3 Lit in all your dwellings and so throughout the chapter.
[b] Leviticus 23:5 Lit between the two evenings.
[c] Leviticus 23:10 I.e. a tied bundle of stalks of freshly harvested grain.
[d] Leviticus 23:13 I.e. approx. one gal.
[e] Leviticus 23:16 This is the origin of the name “Pentecost,” Greek for “fiftieth.”
Now remember Jesus was there at the beginning which the book of John 1 explains (The Holy trinity – The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit) so it would have been written somewhere in the Bible about worshipping Him on His Birth but it is not!! Also note that there are 7 feasts named above and the eighth would be the completion of the payment for our sins on the cross and the death and then Resurrection of Jesus which is the forever covenant with us to free us from the slavery of the enemy and death by giving us back eternal life by His resurrection. The number eight is infinity or eternal!!
Also if we go to Revelation 7:9 with Palm Branches it is the people rescued from the great tribulation so my question is “Is He about to deliver His people out of this morally bankrupt world?” Because we know from 2 Thessalonians 2 The Lawless One Revealed, verses 6 & 7 the restraint will be removed and what is the restraint? The Holy Spirit of God which dwells within Us His Church His temple!!!!!!! We who are praying in the Spirit are the only barrier between all this evil running amok on the face of the earth and once removed all hell will be let loose with nothing to keep it at bay!!
Revelation 7:9 Amplified Bible
A Multitude from the Tribulation
After these things I looked, and this is what I saw: a vast multitude which no one could count, [gathered] from every nation and from all the tribes and peoples and languages [of the earth], standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Christ), dressed in white robes, with [a]palm branches in their hands;
[a] Revelation 7:9 I.e. symbols of victory and joy used on festive occasions.
2 Thessalonians 2:6-10 Amplified Bible
And you know what restrains him now [from being revealed]; it is so that he will be revealed at his own [appointed] time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness [rebellion against divine authority and the coming reign of lawlessness] is already at work; [but it is restrained] only until he who now restrains it is taken out of the way. 8 Then the lawless one [the Antichrist] will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth and bring him to an end by the appearance of His coming. 9 The coming of the [Antichrist, the lawless] one is through the activity of Satan, [attended] with great power [all kinds of counterfeit miracles] and [deceptive] signs and false wonders [all of them lies], 10 and by unlimited seduction to evil and with all the deception of wickedness for those who are perishing, because they did not welcome the love of the truth [of the gospel] so as to be saved [they were spiritually blind, and rejected the truth that would have saved them].
So people if you are not living in the Spirit of God you had better get your shit together because no one knows when these things will happen only The Father Himself (in the twinkling of an eye!) but He took me to all this I just started with the Palm trees and everything else just happened which is His doing!! I am crying writing this because of the grief I feel for all those who don’t even see what is coming may God have Mercy and Grace upon their Souls!!
Also the verses below 3:7 adds up to 10, 10 commandments to be obeyed that is it!! Fear God and obey His Commandments!!!!!!!
Amos 3:7 Amplified Bible
Surely the Lord God does nothing, Without revealing His secret plan [of the judgment to come] To His servants the prophets.
Amos 3:7 God has always warned of coming judgment in order that people may choose to change their behaviour and avoid it. He warned Noah of the coming flood (Gen 6:13ff); Abraham and Lot of the future destruction of Sodom (Gen 18:17; 19:14); Joseph of the seven-year famine (Gen 41:30); Moses of the ten plagues on Egypt (Ex 7:1ff); Jonah of the destruction of Nineveh (Jon 1:2; 3:4); Amos of the downfall of Aram (Syria), Philistia, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, Moab, Judah, and Israel (Amos 1 and 2). Various prophets were told in advance about the captivities of the chosen people, and they came to pass because the warnings were disregarded. Jonah announced the destruction of Nineveh, but judgment was postponed following repentance. When later generations of Ninevites reverted to paganism and wickedness, the warning of Nahum was carried out against them.
Praise the Lord today people and don’t stop praising Him and showing gratitude for being with your loved ones because you never know when He will remove you or them from this cesspit!!