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The Curious Capture of Gilad Shalit

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The Curious Capture of Gilad Shalit - June 25, 2006

Gilad Shalit is an Israeli Defense Force solider who came into the public conscience shortly after he was abducted on June 25, 2006, during a cross-border raid initiated by Hamas militants near the Kerem Shalom crossing in Israel. Little did anyone know at the time of this young 19-year-old Israeli soldier's abduction just how easily identifiable he would ultimately become around the world.

In all the research I have done, I have yet to find anyone who felt at the time of Shalit's capture that his hostage status or date of abduction would eventually generate a certain capacity of prophetic influence, much less to imply his capture and eventual release, which was doubted by most, would in the end possess any significant value with regard to Biblical prophecy. From what I have seen and read, it appears that for most, any level of observable prophetic worth associated with Gilad Shalit's trial of captivity surfaced quickly after his surprising release and subsequent freedom.

Let no man diminish the testing of this young man, Gilad Shalit, for his test subtly shouts consequence, of this I am sure. The following events I have felt compelled to list, all of which appear to be soundly connected to the curious capture, ensuing test of captivity, and jubilant release of Gilad Shalit.

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that
perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and
honourand glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:7


The Curious Capture of Gilad Shalit - As Described in Scripture?

Shalit's captivity spanned 1,941 days. When read from right to left, as in Hebrew, the number would be observed as 1491. If this number were converted into a Strong's (Hebrew) number it would be H1491 - gazah, gaw-zaw'; a primitive root (akin to 1468); to cut off, i.e. portion out: - take. I find it of no chance that Shalit was taken, literally cut off from his family, Israel, the Red Cross, and all he knew, to be held in Gaza, a location with the same pronunciation as H1491 gazah.

If 1,941 days were to be converted into weeks the outcome would be 277 weeks with a remainder of two days. So 1,941d = 277w + 2d.  If the same methodology used to convert 1941 into a Strong's (Hebrew) number, taking the number of weeks plus days, the number would be 2772 or H2772 - Choroniy, kho-ro-nee'; partial from 2773, which is partially derived from H2356 - chowr, khore; or (shortened) chor, khore; the same as H2352; a cavity, socket, den: - cave, hole. Here is H2352 - chuwr, khoor; or (shortened) chur, khoor; from an unused root probably meaning to bore; the crevice of a serpent; the cell of a prison: - hole. I find it, too, of no coincidence that Shalit was held captive in a place similar to a cave or prison cell, the crevice of a serpent.

Based on this revelation, the time span of Gilad Shalit's captivity appears to be reflective in the Hebrew words and roots the Strong's Concordance has coded H1491 and H2772. Together, the two create a stunning interpretation of what actually unfolded in Gilad Shalit's life as a result of the cross-border raid initiated by Hamas militants that ultimately placed Shalit in a prison cell, or a hole, a cavity as a hostage somewhere in the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. 

For some, this connection may be too shaky, so let's continue.


The Release of Gilad Shalit - October 18, 2011

On October 18, 2011, at the price of 1,027 Palestinian terrorists imprisoned by the Israeli government for terrorism against the Jewish State of Israel, Gilad Shalit, after 1,941 days (over 5 years) of forced captivity was finally able to come back home. Gilad's release came after Hamas and Israel conducted a controversial prisoner exchange equivalent to 1,027-Palestinian terrorists to 1-Jew.

One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, He it is that fighteth for you,
as He hath promised you. Joshua 23:10

To place the following information into the proper and outright fantastic perspective, I must draw attention to the fact that YHVH's plan was for Gilad Shalit to be released on October 18, 2011, not a day before or a day after.

The following information (in direct relation to Gilad Shalit's capture, period of captivity, and release) only works if he is released on October 18, 2011. The dates simply have no discernable date duration cohesion with one another unless Gilad Shalit is factored in. Once I have submitted the following information, please take a moment to reflect upon the symbolism and glaring prophetic significance of all these events seemingly connected together if the span of time this Israeli soldier endured in captivity is used as the cohesive glue between the following dates.

The Release of Gilad Shalit - 20-year Anniversary of US-led Peace Talks

October 18, 2011, is the 20-year anniversary of the announcement made by US Secretary of State James Baker the III that invited the Israelis and Palestinians to join the US and other nations at the Madrid Peace Conference (October 30 - November 1, 1991). It was October 18, 1991, that the United States of America publicly took the reins and role of mediator (head) over the Israeli / Palestinian "peace talks." This day marks the beginning of the US-led "peace talks" era, an era that has challenged each US President to strive and ultimately fall short of peace in Israel, and an era that began the idea of "land for peace," or better termed "the division of Israel." This era seems to have encapsulated one of (if not the most) tumultuous times in US history with regard to weather, war, terror, and apostasy combined.

The Release of Gilad Shalit -Tish'ah B'Av and the Number 70

October 18, 2011, is also exactly 70-days after August 9, 2011, or more significantly, Tish'ah B'Av, the 9th of Av 5771. Historically speaking, some of the most woeful events in Jewish history have taken place on or around the 9th of Av.

This is what Hebrew for Christians has to say about this date:

Tish'ah B'Av (the "ninth [day] of [the month of] Av") is an annual day of mourning that recalls the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people over the centuries, some of which coincidentally(?) have occurred on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. In particular, the following tragedies are all said to have occurred on this day:

1. The LORD decreed that the original generation rescued from Egypt would die out in the desert and be deprived from entering the Promised Land because of the Sin of the Spies (Num.13)
2. The destruction of the First Temple (Babylonians, 586 B.C.)
3. The destruction of the Second Temple (Romans, 70 A.D.)
4. In 135 A.D. the Jews rebelled against Roman rule under the false Messiah Simon bar Kochba and were destroyed by Hadrian in the battle at Betar.
5. The Gemara relates that Turnus Rufus, a Roman officer, plowed the area of the Temple under. Rambam (Maimonides) added that all the homes in Jerusalem were likewise ploughed under at the time.
6. The expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290
7. The expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1496

Okay, so the 9th of Av 5771 fell upon August 9, 2011, or 70-days before Gilad Shalit's release, so what?

o If the same number of (70) days that were subtracted from Shalit's release date to the 9th of Av 5771 (August 9, 2011) are converted into years and subtracted from the 9th of Av 5771, it would be the 9th of Av 5701, or August 2, 1941. This is done by 5771 - 70 = 5701 or 2011 - 70 = 1941. The 9th of Av in 1941 comes just days after a letter dated July 31, 1941, (2 days before Tish'ah B'Av) addressed to SS general Reinhard Heydrich, given to him by Reichsmarschall Göring, instructed him to devise "the solution of the Jewish problem." This plan would be later called "The Final Solution" to exterminate the Jews.

o If the same number of days (1,941) that Gilad Shalit was in captivity is converted to years and subtracted from the 9th of Av 5771 (August 9, 2011) it would be the 9th of Av 3830, or August 2, 70 AD. This is the exact Tishah B'Av that the Roman General Titus destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, forcing the Jews into captivity.

The number 70 is prevalent in the examples given above associated with the captivity of Gilad Shalit.

o 70-days back from his release is 8/9/2011 or Tisha B'Av (9th of Av 5771)
o 70-years back from 2011 is 1941, or the exact number (1,941) of days Shalit was in captivity.
o 70-days back from his release is the 9th of Av, minus 70-years is the 9th of Av in 1941.
o 70 AD (9th of Av 3830) is 1,941 years from the 9th of Av 5771 (August 9, 2011)

In his book, "Number in Scripture Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance," E. W. Bullinger has this to say about the number 70.

is another combination of two of the perfect numbers, seven and ten. We have seen something of
the significance of their sum under the number seventeen; their product is no less significant.

As compared with the sum of two numbers, the product exhibits the significance of each in an
intensified form.

Hence 7 x 10 signifies perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and
significance. Both spirit and order are greatly emphasised.


The number 70 with regard to Jerusalem:


for the city kept its sabbaths seventy years, while Judah was in Babylon, Jeremiah 35:11.

And seventy sevens were determined upon it to complete its transgression, and bring in
everlasting righteousness for it, Daniel 9:24


I find it interesting that E.W. Bullinger lists the number 120 as the next number of significance after the number 70. This is what he has to say about the number 120:


is made up of three forties (3x40=120). Applied to time therefore it signifies a divinely
appointed period of probation, Genesis 6:3.

Applied to persons it points to a divinely appointed number during a period of waiting, Acts 1:15.

It is a factor also in the number of those who returned from Babylon, 42,360, being 120 x 353.
It is also a factor of the number of the men who went up out of Egypt, 600,000, being 120 x

It is a factor also of the 144,000 who will be sealed from the Twelve Tribes of Israel to go
unscathed through the great tribulation, 144,000, being 120 x 1200.

The Release of Gilad Shalit -Pearl Harbor Attack

It is with this number (120) that I will now bring attention to December 7, 2011, or the 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. The 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack is exactly 120-days after the 9th of Av 5771 (August 9, 2011) which is determined to be 70-days prior to Gilad Shalit's release. It is with the 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack that there appears to be yet another time associated iteration of 70 associated with Gilad Shalit's release. Based on the work that E.W. Bullinger has done with numbers in Scripture, these periods of time appear to be attached to a divinely appointed period of probation, waiting, and Jews returning to Israel from Babylon, etc., all carried out with spiritual order and significance.

Here are some interesting connections to Gilad Shalit's captivity and the Pearl Harbor attack.

o The Pearl Harbor attack that took place December 7, 1941, was a pre-emptive attack by the Japanese intended to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese military maneuvers in Southeast Asia. This pre-emptive strike, led by 353 Japanese fighters, caught the U.S. by surprise and ultimately dragged the U.S. into WWII. The U.S. suffered heavy casualties, with 2,402 Americans killed and 1,282 wounded. The Japanese Navy managed to destroy numerous naval vessels and 188 U.S. aircraft. (Total duration of Gilad Shalit's captivity was 1,941 days or the same year, 1941, that the attack took place.)

o Shalit's capture date (6/25/2006) occurs 1,991 days before the 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack (12/07/2011). Shalit's release day shares the 20-year anniversary of US Secretary of State James Baker the III inviting the Israelis and Palestinians to the join the US and other nations at the Madrid Peace Conference in 1991, (October 30 - November 1, 1991), thus a public display of the U.S. officially taking on the role of mediator and head of the "peace talks."

o The 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack is 50-days from Shalit's release, or the last 50-days of the 120-day period from the 9th of Av 5771 to the 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.

This is what E.W. Bullinger has to say about the number 50.

is the number of jubilee or deliverance. It is the issue of 7 x 7 (72), and points to deliverance and
rest following on as the result of the perfect consummation of time.

I am not sure of what specific relevance the 50-day period has between Shalit's release and the 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack has, but it seems to be connected not only by the 50-days, but also by the 120-day period and the 1991-day period.

The 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack has just recently come and gone without any discernable consequence, but I don't feel that this should take away from the certain level of significance it appears to bear in light of its association with Gilad Shalit's period of captivity that appears to envelop dates of obvious inherent spiritual symbolism and prophetic certainty, not only in the past or present, but in the near future as well.

It is at this point I would like to look further down the timeline to dates just slightly in the future and explore the connections that appear to surface between these dates in relation to Gilad Shalit's capture and release.

The first of which is December 16, 2011. It is a fact that this date is still in the future, so at this point in the present there is no current event to connect to this date in relation to Gilad Shalit's capture or release, but with that being said, what has happened in the past that may have relevance?

Two dates that I would like to address come into focus, February 1, 2003, and December 16, 1811.

The Prophecy of the Columbia Disaster

The first date is February 1, 2003. It was on this day that upon reentry the Columbia Space Shuttle disintegrated, killing all 7-crew members, one of which was the first Israeli astronaut in space, Ilan Ramon.

So how does February 1, 2003, connect to December 16, 2011?

The Columbia Disaster took place 3,240 days prior to 12/16/2011. This time duration is exactly 9-prophetic years, or 9 x 360 = 3,240. The Columbia Disaster was taken by many to be a fateful omen directed towards the US regarding the "peace process" and the impending war with Iraq and subsequent invasion. Much could be written about the Columbia Disaster, an event that I have spent the better part of 2-years researching, but for the sake of simplicity I will only list facts that seem to bear significance to this current post.

o Space Shuttle Columbia began to disintegrate before and over Palestine, Texas.

o The Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas (home state of then President GW Bush)

o Daniel Parker named Palestine, Texas, after Palestine, Illinois.

o Palestine, Illinois, is located in the region the French explorer Jean LaMotte named Palestine, after it reminded him of the Promised Land of Scripture, a land flowing with milk and honey.

o Palestine, Illinois, would later become a township in 1811.

o A straight-line drawn between Palestine, Texas, and Palestine, Illinois, goes through the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

o Palestine, Texas, shares the same latitude as the Har HaMoriyah (Temple Mount).

o The longitude of Obama's house in Chicago, 5046 South Greenwood Avenue (41.8027, -87.5995) passes through tiny Palestine, Illinois (39.0, -87.5995)

o The latitude line of the northern-most tip of the District of COLUMBIA (38.995, -77.041), passes through PALESTINE, Illinois (38.995, -87.5995), COLUMBIA, Missouri (38.995, -92.3098) and PALESTINE, West Virginia (38.995, -81.4075), Jessica Lynch's home town.

o Jessica Lynch, the first POW of the US-led invasion of Iraq, was born in Palestine, West Virginia. (She was captured 50-days after the Columbia disaster.)

o The Space Shuttle Columbia crashed with the first Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon.

o Ilan Ramon was the youngest pilot of 8 and the last to drop munitions on the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq on June 7, 1981.

o In 1981, President Obama was supposedly enrolled at Columbia University, though no records have been released.

o Columbia Space Shuttle made its maiden flight in 1981.

Though these are just a few very interesting facts, all of which I could spend a lot of time dissecting (as some have), it was this next fact that I found to be the most supportive and certainly laid upon the best foundation for interpreting the Columbia disaster as a message or prophetic word directed at the US (and Israel) with regard to the "peace process," or "land for peace."

Ilan Ramon requested that Deuteronomy 4:33 be read by his synagogue congregation while he was in space. Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?

With all Scripture it is a rule to keep it in context, so let's look at the verses surrounding Deuteronomy 4:33 to ensure the proper context is given.

And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 4:27-38

The surrounding text of 4:33 allows for easy interpretation.

YHVH declared, If you (Israelites) forsake the Covenant which I have made with thee, as they literally heard the voice of YHVH from the midst of the fires of Sinai and agreed to do all that was commanded, I will run you off of the land of promise, scattering you among the nations, but if in the latter days, days of tribulation, you turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

I find it of no coincidence that YHVH impressed upon Ilan Ramon to select this specific verse, out of this specific chapter in the HOLY SPIRIT breathed WORD of GOD. To further expound upon the symbolic interpretation of this passage of scripture chosen by Ilan Ramon as it is applied to the circumstance surrounding it, this Rabbi two weeks after the Columbia disaster had the proper vision and explanation.

The Columbia included Israeli and American astronauts and exploded over a town in Texas called Palestine. Here was a clear message from G-d to Israel and America not to disobey His Word and His Covenant with Abraham to give the land of Israel only to His people, Israel, for a godly purpose, for the end time future of all mankind. Not long before the explosion of Columbia, President Bush repeatedly stated that he is determined to create a 'Palestinian' state in the holy land, which G-d gave to Israel alone. Just recently he published it again under the name 'The Road Map'. Under this pressure, and the pressure of Europe and all the world, Prime Minister Sharon stated that he would accept it. This is a terrible sin against the very Word of G-d, which will never be acceptable to Him. - Rabbi Gershon Salomon, leader of the Temple Mount Faithful.


To add further intrigue to the Columbia disaster and the Scripture Ilan Ramon chose to be read, a badge of Ramon's was found in the sparse and scattered debris of the wreckage. On this badge, the Star of David is visible and fully intact.

It should be easy to see why I find it significant that December 16, 2011, comes exactly 9-prophetic years after the Columbia disaster and 9 days after the 70-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. December 16, 2011, is also the 350th day of the year, or 5 x 70 = 350, once again another connection to 70. Does this mean that anything calamitous will take place on this day? I cannot say for sure and won't, but I do feel that this day does bear watching.

The Release of Gilad Shalit - 1811 and the New Madrid Seismic Zone

The second reason I feel that December 16, 2011, bears significance is the fact that it is the 200-year anniversary of the December 16, 1811, New Madrid quakes.

I would like to add in this fascinating connection with the number 1811 and events surrounding Gilad Shalit's period of captivity.

From Gilad's capture date of June 25, 2006, to *Ilan Grapel's capture date of June 12, 2011, is 1,813 total days, or 1,811 days between both dates. The period of time between the rescue of **Jessica Lynch by US Special Forces on ***April 1, 2003, and Gilad Shalit's capture on June 25, 2006, is 1,181 days (when read backwards 1811). Even in Gilad Shalit's release day the number 1811 appears, especially if the date is written in the alternative form 10.18.11. Through various ways, the number 1811 appears to be associated with the diverse time durations associated with these three US, US/Israeli, and Israeli soldiers.

* Ilan Grapel, a duel U.S.-Israeli citizen, was accused by the interim Egyptian government of allegedly committing espionage during the uprising in Egypt. On June 12, 2011, Egyptian authorities arrested Grapel on charges he was a Mossad agent attempting to create unrest in Egypt during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. On October 27, 2011, just nine days after the release of Gilad Shalit, Ilan Grapel was released for an exchange of 25 Egyptian prisoners serving time in Israel for terror-related crimes.

** Jessica Dawn Lynch born in Palestine, West Virginia, (April 26, 1983) was a Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps. Lynch had served in Iraq during the 2003 invasion by U.S. and allied forces. On March 23, 2003, she was injured and captured by Iraqi forces. On April 1, 2003, U.S. Special Operations Forces rescued her. There were eleven in her company that were killed, nine of which were recovered from shallow graves.

***As a side note: Jessica Lynch was rescued 59-days after the Columbia disaster; Gilad Shalit was released 59-days before the 200-year anniversary of the New Madrid quakes of December 16, 1811. The Columbia disaster and the 200-year anniversary of the 1811 New Madrid quakes on December 16, 2011, is exactly 9-prophetic years apart. (3,240 days = 9x360)

This is a brief description of the events that took place on and after December 16, 1811.

December 16, 1811, 0815 UTC (2:15 a.m.); A 8.1 magnitude equivalent quake, epicenter in northeast Arkansas, caused only slight damage to man-made structures, mainly because of the sparse population in the area. The future location of Memphis, Tennessee experienced level IX shaking on the Mercalli intensity scale.

December 16, 1811, 1415 UTC (8:15 a.m.); A second 8.1 magnitude equivalent quake, epicenter in northeast Arkansas, followed the first earthquake by six hours with a similar intensity and caused the same type of damage as the first.

In the months that followed, two more sizable quakes rocked the region. The first on January 23, 1812, which was recorded as an equivalent to a 7.8 magnitude and the second came a few days later on February 7, 1812, which was recorded as an equivalent to a 8.0 magnitude.

So, very soon it will be the 200-year anniversary of the two initial quakes, a day that will be exactly 9-prophetic years from the Columbia disaster. Does this region, the New Madrid Seismic Zone, still pose a threat today? The following is a brief summary of a report filed in November of 2008, by FEMA.

In a report filed in November 2008, The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in "the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States," further predicting "widespread and catastrophic" damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and particularly Tennessee, where a 7.7 magnitude quake or greater would cause damage to tens of thousands of structures affecting water distribution, transportation systems, and other vital infrastructure. The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone. (source wikipedia)

Here is what E.W. Bullinger has to say about the number 9.

It is the last of the digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant of the conclusion of a

for judgment is committed unto Jesus as "the Son of man" (John 5:27; Acts 17:31). It marks the
completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man-the judgment of man and all his works.

It is a factor of 666, which is 9 times 74.

The gematria of the word "Dan," which means a judge, is 54 (9x6).

have been 27 in number, or three times nine, and they are stamped with the number of Divine
completeness (3) and the number of judgment (9).

A few last thoughts about the New Madrid Seismic Zone, why is it that of all the cities and towns I have located in the United States named Palestine, all are currently located in and near the area reported to have been affected by the quakes of December 16, 1811? Why are there no cities in the USA named Palestine out West or Northeast?

And why is it that if a line is draw from Palestine, Illinois, to Palestine, Texas, of which it was named, does the line go through the region heavily affected by the major quakes of the New Madrid zone?

The Curious Capture of Gilad Shalit - Trees of Columbia

On the same day Gilad Shalit was taken captive by Hamas militants, June 25, 2006, a powerful thunderstorm blew through Washington, D.C., hewing down a historic elm at the White House which is visible in the image on the back of the $20 bill. This tree was more than 100 years old.

As the LORD would have it, the next tree to fall at the White House took place exactly 3-prophetic years (1080 days or 3 x 360) later on June 9, 2009. This nearly 70-year-old European linden suffered the same fate as the elm featured on the $20 bill exactly 3-prophetic years prior, hours after President Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone. In both cases the roots remained in the ground, except no bands were placed upon these stumps, rather they were ground into mulch.

I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: Daniel 4:13-15

It would be only 620 days after the European linden fell that another historic tree would fall. The National Christmas Tree came crashing down February 19, 2011, on a chilly Saturday morning between 10am and 11:30am, just 72-days after President Obama had lit it on December 9, 2010. This tree planted on October 11, 1978, Yom Kippur on the Jewish calendar, encapsulated the terms of six different U.S. Presidents, the first of whom being Jimmy Carter, who was also  the first president to broker a peace deal between Israel and an Arab nation. Just like the two trees before it, the roots of the National Christmas Tree remained in the ground.

The National Christmas tree fell exactly 620 days after the European linden fell on June 6, 2009. This number surprised me, because it was exactly half of the 1,240 days between the Columbia disaster and Gilad Shalit's capture, the same day that the first tree fell at the White House on June 25, 2006. Stoking my amazement even more is the fact that Ilan, the first name of the first Israeli astronaut on board Columbia when it disintegrated, means tree in Hebrew.

• From the Columbia disaster to Gilad Shalit's capture and the 1st tree that fell at the White House = 1,240 days

• From the 1st tree that fell at the White House to the 2nd tree that fell at the White House = 1080 days or 3-prophetic years

• From the 2nd tree that fell at the White House to the day the National Christmas Tree fell = 620 days

• Total amount of days between the Columbia disaster and the National Christmas Tree falling = 2,490 days or 420 months (6 x 70), or approximately 7-Jewish years.

I feel the need to expound even further upon the number 620.

I researched the Hebrew words used in the Bible, which possess the numerical value of 620. Similar to A=1, B=2, C=3, so forth, each Hebrew character has a numerical value, with each character adding to the total value of a word. Here are all the words with a value of 620.

The following stunned me.

First word in the Bible with a numerical value of 620 in Hebrew is Shinar. The first instance of this word is found in Genesis 10:10.

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh,
in the land of
Shinar. Genesis 10:10

Shinar is used as a term to describe the land region of Babylonia. It is here in verse 10 of Genesis chapter 10 that the beginning of Babylon, built by Nimrod is recorded.

Now, because we know that the Old Testament Prophecies are linked directly to the Revelation prophecies concerning a future Babylon we can benefit from their added details. These Old Testament details fill in a lot of missing data from John's account, while John also provides a lot of details missing from the Old Testament accounts. They compliment each other. Much of their material harmonizes nicely. Some of it would seemingly conflict. One example is the word usage by John of the word "city" while Jeremiah tells us that it is indeed Babylon, the City. Jeremiah, however, doesn't stop with just the city of Babylon. The Holy Spirit relays to him that the destruction is for all of the cities of the nation of Babylon. Babylon was the capitol of Babylonia, or Chaldea or Shinar, depending upon which Mesopotamian language is being used. -America the Babylon vol.2, pg. 47 R.A. Coombes

The last word in the Bible with a numerical value of 620 is pepotiken, a form of the Greek word potizo, which means to furnish drink, or in the instance of pepotiken, which equals 620, she-has-made-drink. The first and only instance that this word is found in the Bible is in Revelation 14:8.

And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because
she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Revelation 14:8

There are 71 different words between the Hebrew and Greek that equal 620, many of these are used numerous times throughout Scripture, yet I find it fascinating that the beginning of ancient Babylon and the end of Babylon the Great are both represented in the first and last words used in the Bible equal to 620, literally an example of the beginning and the end, Genesis through Revelation.

At this point I decided to look further at the words equal to 620 found in both Genesis (the beginning) and in Revelation (the end).

There are four words found in Genesis that equal 620. Here they are in order of appearance.

1. Shinar H8152: This rendering of Shinar is found 7-times in the Old Testament, with four of these being found in Genesis. The first instance is found in Genesis 10:10.

2. karath (He - Cut) H3772: This rendering of karath is found 13-times in the Old Testament, with one of these being found in Genesis. The first instance is found in Genesis 15:18

In the same day the LORD *made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given
this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: Genesis 15:18

*The Hebrew rendering of the Lord made would be he-cut Yahweh in this instance

3. ‘esriym (twenty) H6242: This rendering of ‘esriym is found 204-times in the Old Testament, with six of these being found in Genesis. The first instance is found in Genesis 18:31.

And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall
twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. *Genesis 18:31

*This verse is speaking of Sodom and Gomorrah, two-cities used to describe the
eventual destruction of Babylon the Great. Jeremiah 50:40

4. shorim [a form of sha'ar] (a measure, fold) H8180: This rendering of shorim, a form of sha'ar, is used only one time in the Old Testament. The first and only instance is found in Genesis 26:12

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an *hundredfold: and the
LORD blessed him. Genesis 26:12

*The King James translation of hundredfold is the combination of two Hebrew words,
me'ah (hundred) and shorim (measure or fold).

Continuing on to Revelation, there are two words found in Revelation that equal 620. Here they are in order of appearance.

1. eice [a form of echo] (Had) G2192: This rendering of eice, a form of echo, is used only one time in the New Testament. The first and only instance is found in Revelation 9:14.

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are
bound in the great river Euphrates. Revelation 9:14

2. pepotiken [a form of potizo] (she-furnished-drink) G4222: This rendering of pepotiken, a form of potizo, is used only one time in the New Testament. The first and only instance is found in Revelation 14:8.

And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because
she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Revelation 14:8


Could it be that the first four words equal to 620 found in Genesis and the last two words found in Revelation are prophesying of a judgment that will be rendered upon Babylon the Great? I trembled when I read the following, it is not the first time I have heard this phrase.

Could the words equal to 620, the duration of time between the Columbia disaster and the first tree (620x2) and the time between the second and third tree (620 days), found in Genesis be interpreted;

He (Yahweh) cut the plain of Babylonia twenty-fold?

Could the words equal to 620 found in Revelation explain why Babylon the Great is judged?

What she had (held) she has made (the nations) drink

Could the US-led "peace process," or better termed, "attempted division of Israel and Jerusalem," be associated with the cup described in Zechariah 12:2?

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they
shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:2

Could part of the toxic wine of wrath and fornication that Babylon made the nations to drink be in some fashion connected to the goal of the United States of America to create a Palestinian state, a goal which has allowed the Palestinians to reach such a potent level of credibility?

Would the Palestinians have been accepted into UNESCO or even had the political and international security to push forward with a petition of statehood to the UN without the collateral the US created through unrelenting determination expended over the last 20-years to legitimize the Palestinians and delegitimize the Israeli right to the Promised Land? Will the US be punished for conducting and meticulously fueling the flames behind the worldwide movement to see to the creation of an abominable Palestinian State cut from the flesh of the "land" of Israel, or otherwise known in Scripture as the future inheritance of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach?

How serious of an offense is it to attempt to divide the future kingdom of JESUS CHRIST, the apple of YAHWEH's eye, the city of HIS habitation?

Could the United States of America, Babylon Megala, be cut 20-fold by the hand of Yahweh?

The following is a post that was published the day after the second tree at the White House was hewn down on June 6, 2009. The title is 20 Fold, 20 Fold, Judgment is Upon America.

The Release of Gilad Shalit - Add 70 days = December 27, 2011

Finally, one more date. December 27, 2011. Just like the future date of December 16, 2011, there is no current event to connect to this date in relation to Gilad Shalit's capture or release. I have included this date simply for the following reason. If 70-days prior to Gilad Shalit's release (August 9, 2011, or the 9th or Av 5771) appears loaded with spiritual, Biblical, and prophetic significance, could 70-days forward be a time worth watching?

Gilad Shalit's capture date June 25, 2006, to his release date of October 18, 2011, is 1,941 days.
Gilad Shalit's capture date June 25, 2006, to December 27, 2011, is 2,011 days. December 27, 2011, at the present time does not appear to have any certain significance; only the LORD knows whether this day will be a day of joy, calamity, or routine. I will not state anything other than I find it interesting that this date appears to complete a cycle based on Gilad Shalit's captivity time duration and events that appear to be at least connected by significant date iterations.

What I will say is this.

YAHWEH is in control of EVERYTHING. He is in control of every event, every second, every minute, and every day.

O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto
the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that
it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. Let the heavens rejoice, and let
the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.Let the field be joyful, and all that
is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Before the LORD: for he cometh, for
he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

 Psalm 96

This simple explanation of my perceived correlation of events as associated with Gilad Shalit is by no means the entirety of YHVH's plan, how could it be? I have simply felt a burden to share these connections that I believe I have come to see as a result of Scripture study, prayer, and an earnest desire to watch the work of the FATHER unfold. To me, these events that I have documented are akin to segments (like prophetic DNA) of HIS plan that is currently and clearly unfolding.

My desire and earnest prayer for this website, Prayers for the People, has always been to present material pertinent to the times in which we live as seen through the lens of Scripture, as directed by the HOLY SPIRIT, and in the words of Paul, to provoke them to jealousy, them being the Jew. Let us as Christians never forget, we are indebted to a Jew and to the Jews, because through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, and if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? Romans 11:11,12

I am a man with flaws and failures of which I am well aware, an awareness that came as a result of the LIGHT. It is because of this flawed and fallen reality in which I exist that I know I need salvation and a Savior, in whom I proudly declare HIS name -JESUS CHRIST.

I have always asked that those who read what I present on this site to use caution, to pray, and to personally seek the HOLY SPIRIT for direction, trust no one for your Salvation, except for JESUS CHRIST. I have found that this advice should be applied to everything that we do in this life.

I cannot say for sure what all of the date connections may imply, or as hard as it may be to say, that these connections may not be connections at all and just simply look interesting, only GOD truly knows. With that said, I do know this,

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that
burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be
gathered together against it. Zechariah 12:3

I have lived to see the era that this verse in Scripture has literally begun to come off the pages of the Bible in a form discernibly observable in this reality.

I feel very soon Israel will find herself in total isolation. Israel will very soon find herself in a place with no ally, at least no earthly ally, to support her.

In these dates I have listed, I see the Jewish captive being set free, pre-emptive attack as the US stands by and is caught off guard, division of the land through divine judgment, and destruction of Columbia for her dominate commanding role in the "peace talks." I see that YHVH has a plan; a plan proclaimed in Scripture and reflected in reality, everything speaks of HIS plan.

And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she
made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Revelation 14:8

Babylon must be removed for the Jewish eyes to be opened. The Jew must run to Zion and to the outstretched hands of Jesus Christ. I believe that what the world is witnessing is the final step through the open door of tribulation.

God Bless, may YHVH bring peace to Jerusalem, daniel