Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Total Solar Eclipse of 2009-- July 22nd.

Tom's Journal.

NPN polls show dozens of Senatorial aides have watched our 10-minute video "Holder Admits: No Equality in Hate Bill." Dozens more, both Democrat and Republican, are promising to watch it or pass it on to Senators.


"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book." Revelation 22:7
and He is coming soon! Amen!


July 7, 2009

The Great Total Solar Eclipse of 2009 - It’s Coming up on July 22!

J.R. Church
By J.R. Church

The moon will hide the face of the sun again this month (Wednesday, July 22, 2009) in the longest solar eclipse in this 21st century.
"It will be a monster, with a totality lasting more than 6.6 minutes at maximum," say Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson, writers for Sky & Telescope magazine.
You may recall that when we interviewed Mark Biltz for our May 2008 issue of Prophecy in the News magazine, we noted that he had discovered three solar eclipses that would occur on each of three annual calendar dates that introduce the Jewish month of Av for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The first eclipse occurred on August 1, 2008. The second solar eclipse is coming up this month — on July 22, 2009, and the third will happen on July 11, 2010. Though these dates vary in our Gregorian calendar, they occur on the same calendar date in the Jewish calendar — Av 1. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels across the face of the sun, thus blocking out its sunlight.

A "total" solar eclipse means that the moon is large enough (closer to Earth) to completely cover the surface of the sun, whereas, an "annular" solar eclipse means that the moon is farther away from Earth and appears smaller than the sun’s disk. A "partial" solar eclipse means that the moon only crosses part the sun’s surface, but does not completely block out its light. These three solar eclipses are "total" eclipses — last year in the far north, this year across the middle of Earth’s surface, and next year in the far south.

The solar eclipse last year (August 1, 2008) was seen in parts of the Arctic, Siberia, and central Asia. The second of these three solar eclipses will be coming up this month on July 22, 2009. Sky & Telescope magazine (December 2008) had a story about this solar eclipse, saying that it would be the longest eclipse of the century and would not be seen in this configuration again until 2132.

Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson, writers for Sky & Telescope said,
"A total eclipse of the sun will cross China next summer. Unlike the eclipse last August, the one on July 22, 2009, will darken major cities, densely populated countryside, and a vast expanse of tropical ocean."

"The third total solar eclipse will happen on July 11, 2010, almost entirely over the South Pacific. Easter Island and southern Chile (at sunset) offer the only landfalls. The South Pacific is again the site of the next one, on November 13, 2012."
November 13, 2012 ... hmmm ... that’s in the fourth year of this Sabbatical cycle, near December 12, 2012, the final day in the Mayan calendar. Could these be heavenly signs?

The total solar eclipse this month will have a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Totality will be visible in many cities such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai. A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon‘s penumbra, including most of South East Asia and north-eastern Oceania. The northern Iwo Jima island is the landmass with totality time closest to maximum.

On Friday, August 1, 2008, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traversed half the Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow began in Canada and extended across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial eclipse was seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which included northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia.

On Sunday, July 11, 2010, a third total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth’s southern hemisphere. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow will cross the South Pacific Ocean where it will make no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality will end just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon’s penumbral shadow will produce a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.

What is remarkable about these solar eclipses is the unusual way they occur on the Jewish calendar. There are several Scriptures that predict signs in the Sun and Moon around the time of the Tribulation Period. Isaiah wrote:
"Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, ... the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

"And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible" (Isa. 13:9-11).
John wrote:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood" (Rev. 6:12).
It is possible that solar and lunar eclipses over the next few years hold heavenly messages for mankind. They may be the biblical signs predicted for the Sun and Moon.

Related News

Solar and lunar eclipses to occur across globe this year - Daily Times
Two Lunar And One Solar Eclipse To Be Observed In 2009 - Thaindian.com
The Great Eclipse of 2009 - Sky & Telescope

Hate Bill will Ride on Defense Bill.

Tom's Journal.

We don't have to look far for more proof of what I recently posted about 'NOT letting our guard down--even for a moment.' These devil inspired perverts/ Dims never rest-- so we cannot rest either. The persecution of true, biblical Christianity in America WILL become a reality over night if a Bill like this is piggy backed thru and signed by the Muslim in the WH ! Time will tell.

~ Tom
Blogspot just deleted/ censored the body of this post/ entry of :

Rev. Ted Pike's message about the up coming 'Hate Bill' vote ! My knowledge of the U.S. Constitution tells me that is an infringement of my 1st Amendment Rights!
I pay my bills and taxes, served in the Army with Honorable Discharge-- but now my words are stifled by this and AOL's censorship. Mark my word: This is only the tip of the iceberg.

Well, I am proud and thankful for any and all God-given gifts and stamina to have posted all that I have regarding the Bible prophecy of the 'last days' of Satan's wicked, godless system/ world. I feel that I can hold my head up high to have had a small part in the Christian FIGHT for RIGHT and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His holy name will soon be banned too-- I am sure.

"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21
I chose this scripture to be my mantra and battle cry. I repeat that I will continue to support the so-called Conservative wing of the Gov't to try and stop the constant suppression of my [our] God given RIGHTS according to our U.S. Constitution-- but the Bible clearly tells me what MUST happen in the near future. Sorry friends, but I MUST chose God as ruler than men [humans].

Have a great, safe day.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman


By Rev. Ted Pike

According to the Washington Blade, the homosexual Human Rights Campaign and, "A senior Senate Democratic aide confirmed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intended to pass hate crimes legislation as an amendment to the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bill. "We understand the House has concerns, but we have yet to find another vehicle that will work,” the aide said." (Hate crimes measure to ride on defense bill, July 3, 2009)

House members such as Rep. Barney Frank are "concerned" because Pres. Obama has promised to veto the arms bill since it will spend too much money on F-22 fighter jets. Frank recommends, according to the Blade, that the jet funding be reduced so that he and his fellow homosexuals may have an arms/hate bill package not offensive to the President.

Several Senate offices are now saying floor action on the hate bill amendment could occur as early as next week. A spokesperson for the Senate Judiciary Committee told me Sen. Leahy will announce a markup session for it. She said Sen. Kennedy could call for a vote on the hate bill without markup, but she doubted he would do so. Such an approach, she said, usually is reserved for bills which are generally agreed to by both sides. The senior aide quoted by the Blade said the Senate will "hopefully" approve the hate crimes measure but added, "it's going to be very, very close…as it has been in the past."

Coming to the Finish Line

It is clear that, despite massive protest from the American people, Democratic leadership is determined to pass the hate bill as early as next week. Regardless of possible Democratic bungling in the markup (as with Rep. Alcee Hastings and Atty. Gen. Holder), they plan to ram it through as quickly as possible. After a short interval in the Senate Rules Committee and brief debate on the floor of the Senate, a hate bill vote could be taken as early as the day after markup.

What option do we have? Keep fighting!

The reason the Democrats are again rushing the hate bill through as an amendment -- even to an arms bill that might be vetoed by the President -- is desperation. They are reeling from massive protest calling. They are unnerved by widespread criticism of Atty. Gen. Holder's outrageous assertion (that the hate bill is discriminatory and unneeded) generated by NPN's 10-minute video expose, "Holder Admits: No Equality in Hate Bill." (View video on the homepage of www.truthtellers.org) Democrats want out of the hate bill dilemma soon, not waiting until criticism gains even more momentum by mid-September, only a year before midterm elections.

Nine weeks ago they thought they could push the hate bill through rapidly as stand-alone legislation, as did the House. But public outrage over its "pedophile-protecting" provisions caused them to lose nerve. Now they don't want to risk attempted passage as a "stand-alone" bill that would force this legislation to stand alone, naked to its critics, exposed to increased derision, scrutiny and Republican amendments.

Clearly, the Democrats are desperate, attaching the hate bill again to an arms bill although this strategy miserably failed them two years ago.

Lovers of freedom must continue into next week, repeatedly calling in protest of the hate bill and asking all staffers and Senators to watch the Holder video at www.truthtellers.org.

Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121 with this message: "Please tell the Senator not to vote for the hate crimes bill. Also, have you watched the shocking video that shows Attorney General Holder saying there is no equal protection under the hate bill? It's on the home page at www.truthtellers.org.";

Callers now report that many staffers, both Republican and Democrat, reply that they have watched the Holder video. Let's saturate the Senate with this unprecedentedly powerful tool to discredit not only the hate bill but also ADL, the author of all anti-freedom hate crimes bills now passing through Congress.

The next two weeks are shaping up as the final battle over the federal hate bill -- a battle that will determine whether our 233 years of liberty and free speech will continue or be crushed under the jackboot of federal tyranny.

Everything we have been doing over the past weeks has been right on target. Let's keep doing the same -- only more throughout next week!


Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass the federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.

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