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January 19, 2021

 

Well shiver me timbers, winter is setting in rather abruptly. Remember patterns in creation not the rantings of someone who wants to steel your crown (and your money.)  Here are two reports from the IMS worth checking out:

The coldest air from the beginning of the season...

IMS rain totals from yesterday

Also, Hananya posted this video which is worth a thousand words. Most people do not know what the definition of winter is in the Promised Land. Its very simple: rain, rain, and rain; and green, green, and green.

 

When they get some snow in the mix it really adds to what most use to define winter in the northern regions of the hemisphere I reside in and in the southern regions of the southern hemisphere which some of you reside in.

 

The north and central regions of Israel received another heavy downpour of rain yesterday. However, the barley fields south of the line running from Sederot and eastward got nothing again in that rain event. There is some hope for today in the northern Negev which desperately needs it while the rest of the country could use another break from it.

In thinking about our many trips around the country I can envision the hillsides descending down to the floor of the Jordan Valley from Jerusalem on Route 1 as being very green with young barley, oats, and rye grasses growing and all the Bedouin sheep and goat herds filling themselves up on the lush, but short lived bounty.

January 14, 2021

Good Morning Folks,

Snowing on Hermon once again after a short break from "winter." Rain in many parts of the country after several weeks of none to be found. Looks like the Promised Land is in for several days of off and on rain.

Many of the barley growing areas got to balance out the moisture content in the soil from all the soakings they took in November and December. However, just as many more in the south are in desperate need of rain.

January 10, 2021

Matthew 13:5-6 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.

Good Morning Folks,

We are going to look at this Biblical and Agricultural truth playing out today in the Land. The pictures are from 2 days ago and are wonderful illustrations of what our Lord is instructing us about this reality of the barley growing cycle. Please look at the first picture and let’s examine it for pictures can be used to deceive.

Below is a photo of wild barley growing in stony/rocky ground found in many locations in Israel. Notice some of the stalks are starting to put immature heads out of the boot. Do not lose sight of the fact that these plants are quite anemic looking. They are the wrong color for barley plants for this stage in their growth cycle. They are withering and dying before they can complete the process of being able to reproduce themselves.

This is an example of what our Lord and Creator was teaching us in Matthew 13:5-6. Very shallow soil. It sprang up quickly which means it went through the first 4 stages recorded in Zadok’s Scale. When there is seed planted or sown in stony ground and has a sustained period of being rained upon this is exactly what happens. It races to make it to physiological maturity in the effort to reproduce itself in depleted soil. This situation can actually cut 20-30 days of the normal designed process of barley growth. Instead of 90 days it can take as little as 60-70 days to give the appearance of healthy acceptable barley for a First of the Firstfruit Offering. Is it acceptable as an example of our blemish free Savior? He tells us no it is not!

This scenario seldom plays out in the Land for as the parable says they do not have the strength or depth of root to sustain them for the moisture is sucked out very quickly in this ground when the sun comes out and the rain stops. This is exactly the case in Israel as I type and as you have all been following. This area got an abundance of rain in November and much of December. However, for the past 2 weeks it has received none and the sun has been shinning brilliantly and the east winds have been blowing continually. Thus, we have withering plants which will be rendered useless to their purpose. Thank you for this clarity Jesus. You will never leave nor forsake us.

This is why we do not use soil with a high content of stones and rocks to look for acceptable barley. Our many years of inspecting in the land have taught us that even if you do not see the stones on the surface, they may be right under it. We have illustrated that often in pictures posted by us in the Land in the past. So be on your guard and examine everything.

The second picture below, which was side by side with the one above and renders a bigger view of the area.

Notice the growing conditions here in Samaria (photo with soldiers). If you examine the grasses growing around the light post you can easily see a large number of tares growing. Short little stocks with big fluffy heads. That is exactly where they should be for the current conditions. That is Darnel or one of the four species of Rye grass found in Israel. That is prominent to the left of the soldier who is to the left of the others. Now look between him and the others and what do you notice? A section with no heads in front of the large rock and running along the edge. That is actually a patch of very young oats or barley plants. They will never make it to maturity in these conditions. The barley there will miss a cycle but, there are always seeds which do not germinate in the first year after self-seeding and will await a try at it next cycle. Keep in mind that is with wild barley.

The lesson in all of this is simple and clear. If you see a picture of barley growing rapidly in its first 5 stages there is most likely an underlying cause for it and which is usually lots of stone in the soils and is not acceptable for a blemish free First of the FF offering. What is?

Matthew 13:8-9 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop; some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

January 18, 2021

Good Morning Folks,

A very chilly day in the north of the Land and a very wet past couple of days across much of the agricultural areas and more to come.

Did anyone say its not winter in Israel? Oh my! Tell that to the folks in the north making snow men and having snow ball fights. The Kinnerett (Sea of Galillee) has risen over 3 CM in the past few days. That's a lot of cold water.

The IMS has detailed a lot of the flooding in their report from last night which we will post for you.

The South needs water however, lots of water so let us see what unfolds with this winter event in relation to that region.

Here are some more winter rain facts and figures for you to add to your pattern for this barley growth cycle from the IMS Facebook page.

Sabbath, January 9, 2021

Hi Folks,

We are posting a barley refresher with that coming into more focus at this point in the cycle.

Let’s refresh our barley facts at this point in time to dispel any building deceptions of misinformation which may surface this year.

There are only 2 classifications of barley: Hordeum Vulgare (domestic) and Hordeum Spontaneum (wild). Their basic structure is almost identical with both having 14 chromosomes consisting of 7 pairs or couples of 2 each. These couples or pairings have both father (male), and mother (female) chromosomes and as such are self-pollinating after the pattern instilled in them at creation. Thus, they can reproduce after their own kind.

 

So why is this information important to us in our calendar understanding? The Elohim have ensured that the grain species They use to commence Their new year, the changing from winter to summer, has been kept secure (not pure) in their genetic makeup. This allows it to be used with accuracy each and every year as the primary of 10 different witnesses to this great event.

There are some differences which we will speak about but let’s understand the importance of why barley as opposed to their cousin wheat.

We have 3 main types of wheat existing today to the detriment of many. The first we will mention is Einkorn and you will see why quickly. It is the original strain of wheat and is often referred to as the mother of all other species of wheat. There are two sisters which we will speak about shortly. Don’t lose sight of the terms a mother and two sisters and that use in scriptural prophesy.

Einkorn has 14 chromosomes just as barley does. However, their arrangement is different. The total is derived from 2 sets of 7 chromosomes each. All of these numbers are fascinating when viewed in light of their equivalents found in Biblical combinations, but that is for each to run with as they see fit. We see that the mother wheat is very similar to barley in its genetic structure. Einkorn also looks like wild barley in the head and the seed. It is still grown by some in Europe and America and can be purchased for our use.

One fascinating characteristic of this mother wheat is it does not like leaven, period. It does not react well with it being mixed together to the disappointment of some who love to have a very pleasing looking loaf of bread. The nutritional quality of it is far above the 2 sister species we will be talking about here. It also does not have the gliadins that are found in the other 2 and thus is much more easily digested for it has little gluten in it. Thus, it does not puff up very well when used for making bread.

Now we get to the bad news about the 2 sisters. One is better than the other if that is a conception acceptable to you. Sound familiar? The first of the 2 sisters is called Emmer. It has a total of 28 chromosomes consisting of 4 sets of 7 each. Simple observation is she has her mother’s chromosomes and someone else’s as well. Wonder who that represents? Let’s dig in a little to get some of the added characteristics in this sister.

Emmer contains more gliadins than her mother, Einkorn. What does that matter? The increased number of gliadins allows this first of the 2 sister wheat's to react better to leaven being mixed into it. Think about this brethren; you can’t make this stuff up, it’s all written into creation. Emmer looks a lot better and pleasing to the eye when baked than her mother does. This eye appeal comes with the simple fact she has more gluten in her composition and is not as healthy for many to ingest. Even with that said we can conclude she is the better of the 2 sisters. Her sister is a piece of work as the saying goes as we will see.

Modern or Bread wheat is her name. Please get this front and center, she has 42 chromosomes consisting of 6 sets of 7 chromosomes each. These modern varieties are completely adulterated and unfit for consumption. Thus, the world loves them even to their peril. This class of wheat is loaded with gliadins and glutenins. The unhappy result of that is soaring amounts of gluten which is a major cause of people being sick these days. It should not be ingested. However, it looks beautiful all puffed up in big loaves. It loves to mix with leaven and the result is appealing to the eye but detrimental to the rest of the body.

This is the most deceptive of the 2 sisters.

With this comparative review mentioned let’s return to the barley. There is one major difference between the domestic and the wild varieties. Domestic has non-shattering spikes due to a mutation in one of the linked genes: BT1-BT2. This is very important to us. It makes the domestic variety more appealing to farm with. This mutation however can be used to change times and seasons if we are not on our toes and educated too just exactly how.

Non-shattering spikes allow the head to stay together for a long period of time as opposed to the wild variety. That is very appealing to a farmer and in ancient times when they came across this characteristic no doubt, they separated these seeds for planting the next year. Just think, they would have much more time to conduct a harvest in, and also more time to even begin harvesting. That is not the case with the original species (wild) for once the seeds reach physiological maturity (Aviv) they will begin to shatter and separate in days. That means they needed to be harvested immediately just as Christ tells us in Mark 4:29. Not the case with the domestic barley of today. It can stand in the field for weeks after reaching physiological maturity and most often does. These fields look beautiful and golden as they blow in the wind (for weeks). Thus, one can put off the harvest into a different lunar cycle. The results of that in the Abib Calendar would be disastrous. Some can unknowingly or unscrupulously fall into that application of it.

As most of you are aware, we have inspected the domestic and wild barley for many years in the Land. It is a simple fact that if domestic barley is planted at or near the same germination time of the wild barley that they will mature at the same time for they have the same growth stages and duration of life cycle. BUT only if they are planted in good soil. Can’t emphasis that enough. It seems a lot of the antagonists to the real Abib Calendar process like to use unacceptable soil. If barley is growing on one of these unacceptable soils or conditions, its growth cycle will differ greatly from those growing in good soil. This is a Biblical and Agricultural fact in creation and is addressed by the Creator Himself in Matthew 13:3-9.

That is why we have never and will never use the domestic crop as a stand-alone witness. These two sisters need to witness in unison as to the change of the season. If the wild is ready and the domestic is not the conclusion is simple. The domestic was planted at a later date than the wild germinated and thus was not in sync with the cycle set in place by our Elohim. These 2 barley sisters remind us of the Bride of Christ in many ways.

So be on your toes to look for a variation in the physiological maturity time between the two. We refer to the domestic being used to forestall the harvest as a false positive. We do not use its harvestability, but rather its physiological maturity in harmony with the wild to fulfill its witness in the changing of the season from winter to summer. The rule is if both are growing in good soil and germinated at the same time they will be in harmony in spite of their differences as to harvesting.

Another thing to be aware of, or on our toes about is if someone steps forward proclaiming the start of the year when the domestic barley is not close to being ready. Here is where we use our experience and knowledge of understanding to bring us to a wise decision. Everything we have seen this year to date, speaks of a harmony of witnesses between the 2 barley sisters.

Keep in mind besides barley there are still 9 other witnesses in creation to the change from winter to summer as well.

January 8, 2021

 

Hi Folks and Happy Sabbath to you all. We received the following question recently and it and our reply may be of interest to some of you.

"Anyone know the earliest archeological evidence, i.e. manuscripts etc. that mention the use of barley stages for determining the year?"

Let me start with a simple fact of understanding that has been a guide to Linda and I over the years. We look to the Bible as the only manuscript to seek truth and understanding from to be able to worship Father and Son in sincerity and truth. Nothing else is necessary.

For instance, the earliest recorded command to use barley to start the year, that is changing from winter to summer is found in Exodus 12:1-2. Unfortunately many folks just rush over these simple scriptures which are filled with loads of instructions as to the pattern we are to follow.

We are attaching a section of chapter 10 from our publication entitled, The Plan of Salvation and hope it can be of assistance in this question and possibly any others.

The Hebrew words used in verse 2 of Exodus 12 are nothing short of amazing in teaching us the fundamentals of what is the primary witness to the start of the Biblical year. They not only describe for us the condition of the Abib heads of barley but also the surroundings the first easily shaken heads will be found in. The excerpt.

The Calendar of Yehovah Restated and Brought to Remembrance

Just as the apostate descendants of Israel/Jacob had lost all understanding of who Shadday El was they also did likewise for His yearly Calendar. The fact it is being corrected here, prior to anything else other than His name is very, very significant to the timeline and the efforts of Native Israel to worship Him.

Ex 12:1-2  And Yehovah said to Moses and to Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, this month shall be the Head (#7218)of months for you. It shall be the first (#7223) of the months of the year for you.

This was given before the delineation of the Covenant appointed times of meeting. It was also given long before the commands for the Sabbath. These moedim were the annual rehearsals of the epic reality they represented in the timeline of the Plan. Both Moses and Aaron were given this instruction as to the start of the year. Please notice the double emphasis on this month as well, it was the Head of the months and it was the First of the months. No misunderstanding that. Unfortunately, Judaism has decided the seventh month is the Head of all the months and sets their fake calendar by starting the count backwards from it to get to the beginning of the first month and thus the year.

Head here is #7218 Ro’sh. Notice what emphasis Strong’s puts on its meaning: “from an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications; of place, time, rank, etc.)”

Please drink this in. It is called the Head of the months because of its description. This month is the first month in which the very first limited heads of barley grain can be easily shaken to separate the seeds from the head and thus be able to be ground into flour. Please put this into your Calendar understanding. The first of the mature heads, the Aviv heads, will take place DURING THIS MONTH! NOT BEFORE IT. This first maturing grain will be deemed the first of the firstfruits of barley as we will discuss a little later. Was Yehovah talking to them during the previous month? Of course not, for He said to them THIS month will be the Head and First to you in setting MY appointed times of meeting. The one they are in, not the 12th month of the previous year like some false prophets proclaim and mislead many who are being called out of confusion to stumble back into it.

The Brown Driver Briggs says of it: “head” as in head of man, head as seat of vision, chief over others, and the sum of essential content of matters.

The Elohim were being very particular about this month and are giving Native Israel, and thus us, identifying markers and clearly visible signs to when it is. To get all of what They are instructing we have to find a pattern from what is written in scripture: here a little, there a little, line upon line and precept upon precept. Native Israel had Moses to assist them with their Betrothed’s instructions, but we have the very spirit of the Elohim; both Father and Son to assist us. That is a very big course correction! Yes, the content of this month of the first easily shaken heads is more important than all the rest for in it the rehearsals of the epic events in the Plan of Salvation commence. We are required to worship the Elohim in spirit and in truth.

This first month gives us the understanding of whom is who in the functions of the Marriage Covenant relationship. The information contained in the rehearsals of this month makes it possible for us to envision the Marriage Covenants dynamic start with the Second Adam prophesying His intent to lay down His very life for His wife, the Second Eve. That is 180 degrees opposite of the first Adam’s actions. This is the time and place where our Savior becomes the Tree of Life to Native Israel and eventually to us as we are grafted into it. It is for that very reason Judaism was dumbed down by Satan and their vanity and politicking to proclaim the seventh month as the Head of the months. Satan has been allowed to deceive their thinking so they would not understand the significance of the month of Abib (as we will see) as the month which contained the vital, essential, and visionary information as to the Plan of Salvation. It tells us who the Savior actually was and would be in the days of His physical coming. Because of their treacherous actions, they, the Jews of Judaism, would not be able to have a relationship with the Elohim, and in particular, with Yehovah/The Word/Christ/Messiah in sincerity and truth. Once again as Paul tells us in Romans 11:7-8, their hearts were hardened and they were given a spirit of stupor, or as the Greek means: “lethargy and slumber, to be stricken with: dulling of the spiritual senses.”

Yehovah also instructed Moses and Aaron that it was not just the Head of the months but also the First of the months and not the second or twelfth or any other for that matter.The Hebrew for first here is #7223 Ri’shon; from #7221 in Strong’s. The BDB says of it: former, first, chief. We know it is not referring to “former” here because Yehovah said THIS month. This word is a fascinating word and is used often as former and chief as well as first in some very definitive instruction in scripture pertaining to the appointed times of meeting and Their rehearsals contained in each.

Now, we will look at the second defining sign of this month as found in its name.

Deut 16:1 Guard the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to Yehovah your Elohim (because He is the only One, they actually knew at that time, as Christ/Messiah instructed us earlier). For in the month of Abib Yehovah your Elohim brought you out of Egypt by night.

Ex 13:4 Today you are going out in the month of Abib.

Ex 23:15 You shall keep the pilgrimage festival of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded you, at the set time of the month of Abib. For in it you came out from Egypt, and they shall not appear before Me Reyqam: (ineffectually, undeservedly, without cause and thus; in vain and void, without effect and in an empty condition. Unfortunately, that is exactly what ended up happening as we will see and as the earlier scriptures instructed us).

Ex 34:18 You shall keep the pilgrimage festival of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, which I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib. For in the month of Abib you went out from Egypt.

There is no doubt what the name of this month is. It is the most important month of the year to the Elohim and to Their Plan of Salvation. The name of this month of “most easily shaken heads” is Abib #24 in Strong’s which tells us it is “from an unused root meaning to be tender. Green, a young ear of grain; hence the name of the month Abib or Nisan.”

The BDB says of it: 1) fresh young ears of barley.

It becomes very obvious when understanding the essence of these two descriptive signs which occur during the month of Abib, that this month will be the first month to have quantities of aviv barley, enough for a wavesheaf offering, being surrounded by a vast majority of unripe fields of green ears. These mature barley locations with heads of grain which can have their seeds separated from them by shaking or winnowing by the middle of the month were to be searched out as the primary sign of the year changing. These are defining terms in the words used by Yehovah as to this month. We are all given the option of believing them or not. It’s all about making the right choices. These defining characteristics are the main criteria for determining which month is to be used to start the year. Often one can observe green heads of barley the month before the first month, but they are empty heads. Only when you have a month of enough mature heads which can be easily shaken and ground into an omer wavesheaf offering, can you start the year. Everything is to be in the month of Abib nothing prior to it as Moses and Aaron were instructed by Yehovah. They were two witnesses to it.

The Elohim have placed these signs in the Promised Land in a way they can’t be eradicated, try as one might. The chief sign of this month, is having enough heads of barley mature enough for the omer offering during the days of UB, the middle of the month, and after the 14th Passover. We can’t repeat that enough. It is the First of the Firstfruit of barley and is representative of our Savior and the unselfish act of being beaten on our behalf. There are rules associated with this First of the Firstfruit Wavesheaf offering, which emphasizes that it is taken from the very first heads to mature in the Promised Land. The Elohim emphasize this in both Marriage Covenant scriptures.

Ex 22:29 You shall not delay giving your harvest and your vintage. You shall give to Me the firstborn of your sons.

 

If you remember back, we covered the first instances of these commanded practices as to firstfruit and firstborn offerings of Cain and Abel and how being negligent in the timing was a bad situation to be in as witnessed with Cain.

In Mark 4:29 we are instructed, But when the grain ripens, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.

This is contained in the instruction Christ/Messiah was giving about the Kingdom using the example of how grain grows in verses 26-29.

Ex 23:19 The First of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of Yehovah your Elohim…

 

When was the practice of the wavesheaf of barley to begin? Was it in Egypt? Was it in their journeys in the Wilderness?

Lev 23:10-11 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: when you come into the Land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, and have brought in the sheaf (past tense) of the beginning of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before Yehovah, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath, the priest shall wave it.

Please keep this in mind when you read Ephesians.

 

Eph 5:26-27 That He may sanctify it, cleansing it by the washing of the water in the word, that He might present it to Himself as a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such things; but that it be holy and without blemish.

 

Deut 16:9 You shall number to yourselves seven weeks, when the sickle begins to reap in the standing grain, you shall begin to number seven weeks

 

Which will take us to Pentecost or Feast of Weeks.

There is another very important rule pertaining to this First of the Firstfruit grain offering in the month of Abib.

Lev 2:14 And if you bring near a grain offering of firstfruits to Yehovah, new heads from the field dried out with fire resulting in kernels which can be ground into flour then you shall bring it near for an (acceptable) grain offering of your firstfruits.

This is the minimum standard of maturity for a First of the Firstfruit Wavesheaf offering on the first day of the week, the day which follows the weekly Sabbath (#7676) which occurs during the seven days of Unleavened Bread.

The month of Abib cannot begin unless this condition will be met for the potential wavesheaf day of the upcoming month. It is very easy for us today and for the Levites who had charge of such things in their day to know if the maturing grain would meet these requirements two weeks after the New Moon to start the month.

January 7, 2021

 

Sharing a post from the IMS Facebook page from yesterday:

 

Rain stop at the peak of winter?

Stopping rains is not a new phenomenon and it remembers not once the sources of the past, as in the story of Elijah the prophet and the prophets of the husband, or the people's pleas to the people of the circle, in the season

About the synoptic reasons for stopping rains we already explained in a previous post.

In the meantime, more than a week has passed, and finally something is at the end of the range, but even if it does rain at the promised date, there will be 20 consecutive days here without rain at all, at the peak of the winter. 

 

Such an event is very rare, especially if you take into account that it is a complete rainfall all over the country, which does not even include local drips or rainfall.

Often times even if the rain stop isn't as absolute as in this event, the significant rain goes on ′′ semester break ′′ or worse, no longer returns at all. Here are a few examples:

* The 2013/14 season, which started very late with significant rains only in December, left after the snow event that ended on 14.12.2013 for a full two-week break until the beginning of March! There were only events of local rainfall (except northern Israel).

* In the following year-2014/15 there was an almost full rain stop between January 15 and February 10, which was slightly forgotten due to the snow systems before and after it.

* In the winter of 1990/1, there were not full but multiple rain stops at the beginning of the season, and little of the upper Galilee did not command the country with a single significant system until mid-January. Which caused the impression that the same winter actually started only with the fall of the first missiles from Iraq on January 18, 1991.

* In the 1954/5 season, winter reached its peak in late December, with a rain system that dropped 250-300 mm in the south of Gush Dan and then retreated and actually didn't really return until the end of the season.

 

Besides, there were cases of rain stops that both sides received large amounts of rain. For example:

* In February 1997, there was a rain stop accompanied by a heavy cold that ended in an impressive rain event on the 20th of the month, and then with frequent rain systems in March and even in early April.

* On 1984 there was a rain stop between February 13 and March 11 that ended even with significant rain systems in March and April.

 

The most similar rain stop in its dates and continuation to the current one, occurred between December 19, 1970 and January 9, 1971 and was even a complete rain stop. A moment before the return of rain, temperatures of 30 degrees and more were measured in the coastal plain. This year is also a ′′ return to the beneficiary ′′ to come with significant rains until the depth of April. It seems that this time we are also on our way to a winter s' sarcasm just before this rainfall comes to an end, and we hope that we will also be compensated for a winter that will last deep into the spring months.

In the picture: the sculpture of Elijah the Prophet in Muharka.

 
January 3, 2021

Good Morning Folks,

Here is the 2020 summary completed by our friends at the IMS. It will be useful in identifying what pattern the barley cycle will be following as we move through January. What is wonderful about the folks at the IMS is they like to identify and follow patterns, as well as reporting on the daily meteorological conditions.

January 2, 2020

 

Happy Sabbath folks. 2020 has ended and thus we are now getting information pertinent to that calendar cycle (Gregorian). The numbers for the dying solar minima are now in.

The number of spotless (no sunspot) days for 2020 were 208 or 57% of the days. https://spaceweather.com/ You can follow the yearly totals on the site listed. 2019 there were 77% of the days without sunspots and 2018 stands at 61%. So the deepest solar minima experienced by most is now exiting and being replaced by the start of the solar maxima part of the 11 year sun cycle.

What can we expect with this changing of the guard so to speak?

We expect this will user in several strong sharav events during the critical month of February. If that is the case we will be able to observe all 10 Biblical witnesses to the change of the year from winter to summer by March 15th. It will not surprise us if we also see at least one small sharav event during this month of January. Over the years we have recorded for all to read the effects of these events on the maturing process of the barley crop in the lower growing regions in the land.

One pattern to note is such sustained events can have a devastating effect on barley growing in rocky ground. It can actually die prior to maturing which has confused many over the years in their use of such areas as acceptable locations for healthy first of the firstfruit qualified offerings. The barley in these areas after energetic starts with moisture in the soil does an about face with any prolonged shortage of rain. The simple facts are recorded in the scripture in the parable of the sower.

Then we have on the other hand barley growing many tillers during wet times in good soil. Areas can look flush with lots of growth in this circumstance and also confuse many as to its timing. Remember the patterns, lots of water equals lots of stalk and leaf growth and not much effort into seed maturity even if a head appears.

Many of the areas we have been mentioning are coming slowly back to their normal average rainfalls after the exceptional amounts they have experienced. Some are still way above, but our traditional early areas are doing well except for the southern band running from Beeri to Beer Sheva. You guys who have followed this stretch of the country for years understand it can go either way as to early or late. The domestic fields in this region need water while the wild ones do not need as much. Their genome has been created with drought resistant mechanisms to reach maturity and thus self seeding for another future cycle.

We have witnessed this separation in the south on at least 3 different inspection years where the wild barley would be ready and the domestic not. Other regions of the country do not mimic this characteristic of growth between the domestic and wild varieties as often.

By the way Sede Eliyyahu is at about perfect conditions to date. At over 600 feet below sea level and adequate rain this location is a front runner for the early crown. That has been enhanced with the past 6 days of easterly winds running across the Jordan Valley and up through the Jezreel Valley. The ridge tops 1000 feet above are still trying to figure out what to do so they are growing lots of low level green. That is the result of lots of tillers shooting up from the parent plant.

We will be posting an update on the rain averages next week if you are interested in it. Don't forget to scan some of the news articles and pictures emanating from across Israel for they contain a lot of scenes showing the growth cycle condition. It is good practice for a day and time we lose our ability to be there in person.

Once the country opens up we will be able to get some pictures from the brethren there who follow such things. If you do come across any good pictures in your scanning the internet of current conditions send them on to us and we will ensure the others get to see the fruits of your labors as well. You can forward them to abibfellowship@gmail.com address or to me.

December 28, 2020

 

Good Morning Folks,

We are hoping things are well and you are being allowed to pursue your calling in life without undue pressure. Before I get into the information pertinent to the picture below please take a moment and ask Father to intervene in the life of Steve Bruns. He has been a vital part of what we do for 25 years. He is in the hospital with multiple heart attacks and other serious afflictions. Thank you!

The IMS has a very good article on their Facebook page which details why there won't be any rain for the next 10 days. They accurately note the scientific reasons but not the source of why they are happening. The timing of the easterly winds is nothing short of amazing. The coastal area will actually experience winds being drawn in from the south and thus a warm up and with the 2 (winds and warmth) the young oats and barley will move onto the next few stages of growth there during this 10 days. The same is to be noted about the Sede Eliyyahu area in the north east.

The picture below from a few hours ago is very indicative of the state of the young wild grains at this time. It is an area located east of Tel Aviv and just east of Petah Tikva. The reason why we have this picture is the result of a tragedy but none the less it is of great benefit to us.

Notice how young the oats and barley are. They are all the low level green growth along the highway embankment. We would call this little microcosm a "green house effect area" for the warmth of the pavement entices the young plants to grow more rapidly than those further away from the artificial warmth of this limited area. Those of you who have followed the reports for many years understand this term no doubt. So even with this added influence the plants are still very young. Take out your Zadoks scale and let us know your best estimate of their age for practice.

Keep in mind this is a section of the coastal plain which has received a lot of rain to date. By the way the taller grass in the picture is a common winter weed in this area which many of you who have participated in the inspections will recognize.

Once you identify the age of the growth of these plants do the simple arithmetic as to a possible maturity date in Zadoks growth chart. We have 77 days left until March 15th which we feel will be the start to the new year. Based on weather (meteorological conditions) the growth cycle takes between 85-100 days to maturity in Israel.

This is the time of year we start to look for pictures and videos coming from the Land with views of the surrounding areas which house barley. The internet is full of them. We are not talking about folks sending out deceptive articles and information to draw you into their clutches. We look at the ones from those that are completely unaware of the importance of what they are taking pictures of as to our purposes. No you do not need to be in the Land to follow the annual growth cycle as long as the internet is available yo you.

One caution we must add is that the first wild oats are always about 2-3 weeks ahead of the first wild barley. You can not tell the difference between the 2 until the heads open. That is from a picture for if you are handling them in the advanced boot stages you can open them up and see whether there is a head or just awns tipped with seed pouches as in the oats case.

Please keep Steve in your prayers and that Gods indisputable will be done but also that His mercy prevail in this instance for the family.

December 28, 2020

Good Morning Folks,

We are hoping things are well and you are being allowed to pursue your calling in life without undue pressure. Before I get into the information pertinent to the picture below please take a moment and ask Father to intervene in the life of Steve Bruns. He has been a vital part of what we do for 25 years. He is in the hospital with multiple heart attacks and other serious afflictions. Thank you!

The IMS has a very good article on their Facebook page which details why there won't be any rain for the next 10 days. They accurately note the scientific reasons but not the source of why they are happening. The timing of the easterly winds is nothing short of amazing. The coastal area will actually experience winds being drawn in from the south and thus a warm up and with the 2 (winds and warmth) the young oats and barley will move onto the next few stages of growth there during this 10 days. The same is to be noted about the Sede Eliyyahu area in the north east.

The picture below from a few hours ago is very indicative of the state of the young wild grains at this time. It is an area located east of Tel Aviv and just east of Petah Tikva. The reason why we have this picture is the result of a tragedy but none the less it is of great benefit to us.

Notice how young the oats and barley are. They are all the low level green growth along the highway embankment. We would call this little microcosm a "green house effect area" for the warmth of the pavement entices the young plants to grow more rapidly than those further away from the artificial warmth of this limited area. Those of you who have followed the reports for many years understand this term no doubt. So even with this added influence the plants are still very young. Take out your Zadoks scale and let us know your best estimate of their age for practice.

Keep in mind this is a section of the coastal plain which has received a lot of rain to date. By the way the taller grass in the picture is a common winter weed in this area which many of you who have participated in the inspections will recognize.

Once you identify the age of the growth of these plants do the simple arithmetic as to a possible maturity date in Zadoks growth chart. We have 77 days left until March 15th which we feel will be the start to the new year. Based on weather (meteorological conditions) the growth cycle takes between 85-100 days to maturity in Israel.

This is the time of year we start to look for pictures and videos coming from the Land with views of the surrounding areas which house barley. The internet is full of them. We are not talking about folks sending out deceptive articles and information to draw you into their clutches. We look at the ones from those that are completely unaware of the importance of what they are taking pictures of as to our purposes. No you do not need to be in the Land to follow the annual growth cycle as long as the internet is available yo you.

One caution we must add is that the first wild oats are always about 2-3 weeks ahead of the first wild barley. You can not tell the difference between the 2 until the heads open. That is from a picture for if you are handling them in the advanced boot stages you can open them up and see whether there is a head or just awns tipped with seed pouches as in the oats case.

Please keep Steve in your prayers and that Gods indisputable will be done but also that His mercy prevail in this instance for the family.

December 21, 2020

 

Good Morning Folks,

We hope things are well with you all. We are scattered all over the face of the earth and most of you do not know many of the others who are on the list of people acquiring this information but you are all drawn together to understand the patterns and cycles in creation influencing the Abib Calendar. There are also many others who do not use this venue but get the information off of our web site. That is why Bridget and Brenda post it there. Actually many more than in the group list here on this Facebook page.

Here we have a very good summary of the rainy season to date from our friends at the IMS:  "So how much how much?"  They do a great job in terms of providing valuable and timely information in our pursuit.

Please read the question and reply in this link. It speaks of a bit of the problem we encounter on information coming from the Western Negev as to the early rainfall amounts. That is why we also use other information sources provided by the IMS and others to stay current with it. It is helpful to get a good understanding of the names they use for each of their reporting regions.

Examine the 2 maps and see the picture they are painting. We discussed this past week about possibly adding Dorot to our list of locations to track this year for an example of the pattern developing as to the early barley area's. It is just east of Sderot and has excellent representation of both wild and domestic inspection opportunities as do the communities just south of it.

The current map shows us the the Sede Eliyyahu area is getting near perfect precipitation to be a front runner for the early fields crown. Also the area near and around Sderot especially just to the south and the east are in the same class. Yakhini (Route 25 if I remember correctly) is an area that competes for it on a yearly basis and it appears to be doing so again this year.

If you can save a version of these very illustrative maps please do so and then we will be able to see what takes place with the next in the series of maps that the folks at the IMS provide to us all.

Keep safe and have a productive week.

December 18, 2020

Hi Folks and Happy Prep day to all. It has been a wild winter week in Israel to say the least. The article here from the IMS weekly wrap up talks about it in depth.  Here is the link: Another record breaking system

There are lots of pictures on the internet from some of the heavily hit areas. The coastal plain got hit hard again, maybe past the ark stage. The good news is Sede Eliyyahu is caught up to where it should be now and some of the areas of barley alley (route 232) have gotten some much needed rain, but still short of where they need to be as to the averages. Please follow the pattern associated with it this year for your future reference.

Besor Farms at the southern extremity of the inspection areas got 2 days of gentle rains which no doubt made all the dairy operators down there happy.

When we do our next monthly update for the rain in our traditionally early locations we will be adding the elevation of each to the process and the pattern of growth in the Land. It is a very important aspect to all things barley. The areas we inspect range from 600 feet below sea level (Sede Eliyyahu area), to 2500 feet above sea level (Jerusalem Center). As we move through the pattern of barley growth this year you will see the impact that the local elevations play in it. That is very helpful when sorting out all the chatter that takes place just prior to the end of the year.

Keep in mind if you are not sure of a particular part of the process just email us and we can help answer that for you.

Hope you all have a good upcoming Sabbath rest and may it be nothing short of a wonderful blessing of sustained communication with the Elohim.

Sabbath December 12, 2020

Happy Sabbath folks,

A rainy day here in TN but a week of sunshine prior to it. The sun is not shinning on the Republic or the rest of the world for that matter. Makes it all the more important to function within our citizenship in Heaven and be about our Fathers business does it not?

Following are the rain results for 6 key areas of barley growth in Israel. You will see some big differences between several of them which are only separated by 20-30 minutes drive time. Yes, Israel is a very diverse country when it comes to climatic zones and meteorological events.

Negba: which is located inland from the sea is an agricultural growing center for all kinds of crops. There are some nice rolling little hills in that area which we have spoken of often during our inspections. Some of these hills produce early barley as the moisture content declines from their peaks to their bases. To date it has received 221 MM of rain. That is 184% of what it normally gets to this time in December based on the averages from 1981-2010. That is also 45% of its annual amount. All the crops are off to a great start here if the farmers were able to get into the fields to seed them. What is good about the wild or volunteer barley is it does not have to worry about that for it self-seeded around seven months ago waiting on the Elohim to start the rain cycle once again.

Bet Dagon: which is a short drive north from Negba has had 270 MM of rain. That is an astounding 213% of its average to date. That represents 52% of the yearly total. The barley here is probably looking to catch a ride on an Ark.

Now we move further south.

Beeri: which is located to the east of Gaza has only received 50 MM of rain to date. That is only 49% of its average to date and just 14% of its annual total. This barley basket area needs some moisture to keep it in the running for the First of the Firstfruits of barley.

Now we move to the east of that.

Lahav: is a grain growing area in the Negev. North and west of Beer Sheva. To date it has received 39MM which is only 63% of its normal amount of rain to date. That also is only 13% of its annual rainfall total.

Please notice the trend in these Negev locations to date. If this keeps up the domestic barley will have issues but the wild barley is designed to withstand the years of drought so that it can complete a growth cycle and reproduce itself. However we are looking for an increase in rain for the period between now and the middle of January to ensure it will be acceptable for the criteria for a Wavesheaf Offering. Also keep in mind when the wild barley and oats are in scarce supply the 4 legged Bedouin lawn mowers devour it quickly. In years of little rain we have not witnessed a lot of tillering in the wild crop in this region.

Now to the mid-north at the confluence of the Jordan and Jezreel Valleys.

Sede Eliyyahu: was off to a good start but has experienced a few setbacks to date. Remember this area is somewhere around 400 feet below sea level if I remember correctly. Think greenhouse effect sitting between the surrounding mountain areas. To date just 38MM of rain. That is 60% of its average in this same time frame and just 14% of its annual amount. Experience tells us that moisture is retained in the soil groupings located here. It must have something to do with the air pressure at this level below sea level for it should dry out quicker with the amount of sunshine the area relieves.

Now we move to Jerusalem. It is not a domestic barley growing area as the others are. However, wild barley is everywhere but only in the intercalated years does it mature early in sync with the lower elevations. It is a fruit (olives, grapes, etc) growing area as well as a small livestock growing area. It has received 71MM to date which is only 77% of its normal and just 14% of its annual. If the annuals are any indication of what will be taking place we see this region sitting atop the Judean Mountains is in for a lot more rain. That may be true for some of the other regions we looked at but hopefully for the coastal areas they will get a break for a time.

So what we will do is check these totals from these 6 areas in January to see how things are shaping up. Watch for specific patterns to develop over the next several months. We log them in and refer to them in previous years to see where the timing of the early barley is going. Hope you are having some serious fun with all of this and are learning how to follow all of the data for yourselves.

Tuesday Dec 8, 2020

Good morning folks,

Here is a post from Hananya which speaks to us about what is happening in the Land as to the amounts of rainfall. The fact that the Degania Dam may be opened is an inmportant event for many along the Jordan River.

As reported the last time it was opened was in 1995.

Some of you have actually seen the Jordan River and realize it has been reduced to a trickle which is attributed to several sources. The Dead Sea does not receive any water from it any longer and the effects have been astounding to witness over the years. We remember when we used to be able to walk down to the shore just off of the road in several locations as we would drive south towards En Gedi when we first started undertaking our inspections.

20 years later, you would need to cross hundreds and hundreds of yards of very treacherous old sea bed to get to the water line in those once easily accessible locations. There are sink holes strewn all over the old sea bed and to venture out onto it would be very foolish.

So the news of the dam possibly being opened is good news to many and especially to those of us who look to the Land to see how the Elohim affect the meteorological events to bring about a specific outcome.

More rain is on the way later today and tonight in various parts of the country. Keep in mind during the month of December we need these intermittent rains to continue in our 2 areas of focus to see which will wear the crown of the First of the Firstfruits barley for the upcoming Biblical year.

Sabbath Dec 5, 2020

Good Morning and happy Sabbath to all. Israel is experiencing rain in many parts of the country today but not like the heavy widespread rain events from last month. This is what we are looking for during this month of December: balanced intermittent rains which will keep the soil in the early barley growing locations moist but not saturated and lots of direct sunshine. The earlier rains of November accomplished that task and the corresponding effects. Gentle rains are now good. The temperatures do not matter that much at this time in the early growth cycle for barley is very hardy.

Remember to keep your focus on the Sde Eliyahu area at the confluence of the Jordan and the Jezreel Valleys. That is the agricultural area just south of the city of Bet Shaun which by the way is home to falafel heaven our regular stopping location.

The other area is from Negba south along route 3 down as far as Beeri. The northern part of this area has received some rain but the southern part is well below normal but that has often changed during the month of December.

Both of these regions in the north and the south have large tracks of volunteer (wild) barley as well as many areas planted to domestic barley. In the southern one, most of the early domestic barley is cut for silage for the dairy operations located there. They normally cut it once the heads start producing soft dough thus having a lot of substance, being nutrient rich for the cows in their production of milk.

In an effort to assist any of you who have specific questions on this process, we will be putting a question and answer location on the Facebook page and on the website if I understand correctly what Bridget and Brenda are putting together.

Some have asked why we do not allow commenting here. The answer is simple; we are not a debating society where people who have an antagonistic nature can come and attempt to belittle or tear down our beliefs. This page exists to share our understandings about the processes of the Abib Calendar with any and all who wish to learn about what we actually do. They can take that information and apply it to what they hold true and good, or disregard it. Its all that simple, no fighting, arguing, or anything associated with a root of bitterness.

So if you have a question, comment, or just want to say hello you will be able to do so once the Duo sets it up. We will post relevant questions so others can see them for themselves but without your name so all can be done in the privacy many want during these days of chaos and confusion in society and in religious circles. This can be a wonderful learning tool for no doubt others will have had the same questions but not an answer to them.

Many have asked to friend me personally and have not gotten a reply. Once again the answer is simple in that Linda and I don't actually like to air our personal lives so we would not be very interesting and never post anything.

I do believe we will be using the abibfellowship@gmail.com e-mail address in this process. That is a simple way to make contact.

Also, Hananya shared another video of snow on Mount Hermon (see below). The question is asked: why show snow in Israel? The answer is simple to the Biblical Abib Calendar pattern. This demonstrates the fact that the Land is experiencing an "early" winter season. This is the second major snow even so far in the North. Are you aware it also snowed back in November in areas around Jerusalem? Not anything to write home about but officially recorded as snow flurries.

This all points towards our understanding that a March 15th change from winter to summer in the Land is on track to happen.

We also post these events to demonstrate the amazing diversity to the Land which we call Israel today. From snow capped mountains in the north to hot deserts in the south spanning a length of a few hundred miles at most (whether you include all the geographical traditional south or not) all taking place at the same time.

Israel has 7 different climatic growing zones which represent the 7 weeks count to Pentecost or Feast of Weeks from the the start of the early harvest, the barley harvest, commencing on the first day of the week (Sunday) occurring during the days of Unleavened bread.

So, we hope that gives you an explanation as to why we show snow during this time in the cycle as being significant to our study of the patterns in the calendar timing of things Biblical. However, keep in mind the Elohim can change things in a moments notice so we need to follow Their maneuvering of the weather accordingly if needed.

December 2, 2020

Good morning folks. Here is the IMS summary for the month of November which summarizes what we have been stressing about the record amounts of rain in some of the barley growing areas and in some a short supply of it.

This is a pattern which has held up in many years previously. Many of you folks will recognize the areas they are discussing with the western Negev region jumping to front and center for the minimal amount of rain it has received to date for their yearly totals which start in August every year for record keeping.

Keep an eye on the area south of Negba along the Gaza border region down to Berri and then running over to just west of Beer Sheva. The way things have started to date this area will need to get some better rain totals in December to get a good germination of the volunteer (wild) barley crop. If it does this area will once again take the crown for early barley if the skies then enter their normal pattern.

The other area of interest at this point in the season is the area located at the confluence of the Jordan and Jezreel Valleys. More than enough rain there in the soil to enhance the early stages of growth. What it needs now is lots of sunshine for a week or two.

Some may ask how can this be the case with that area being so far to the North. The answer is simple; it is hundreds of feet below sea level in some of its areas and that can make for a giant green house effect over many square miles in some years if conditions are right. So far they are on schedule to be just that.

Remember to follow the meteorological patterns for each of these areas over the next 2 months. They repeat often and when we see them forming we can look back over the years and see how each has played out so that we are not caught unaware as to this fascet of witnessing to the change of the year from winter to summer.

Sabbath, November 28, 2020

Good morning and happy Sabbath! We hope that you are all managing well during these end-time shaping societal events. The Biblical advice and admonition of: "being in it, but not of it" certainly applies to these times with added emphasis.

Some of you are aware that we have been watching the 11 year solar cycles for some time now. We had thought that these cycles must have an effect on the barley crop in Israel several decades back. That has all proven to be true and is another tool in our Biblical Calendar tool pouch which we utilize. In the past 10 years the knowledge of these effects have exploded in some circles of understanding and economics. No we are not talking global warming, but rather the real facts relevant to the solar cycles and their effects on life on the earth.In brief, the 11-year sun cycle has to opposing extremes in its course of life: a solar maxima and a solar minima. They are identified by the amount of sunspot activity in each; the maxima has the greater amount, and the minima the lesser amount. You can track this happening in real time as well as in past years at the site: https://spaceweather.com/  

 

Sunspots produce "solar winds." These are simply the release of solar particles into space and rushing across the solar system. During the years of strong sunspot activity (solar maximum's) these winds (solar particles being hurled through space) travel with great velocity. The opposite occurs during the years of the least amount of sunspots or solar minimum's. During both events these particles from the sun cross the earths atmosphere. When they travel with less force as in the solar minima years they are able to more readily "collect" with molecules in the earths atmosphere to form ions.

Some of you older folks may remember this term from what they used to teach in earth science classes many years ago. How that has changed to pseudoscience now. What was taught as common knowledge in these classes was simple; the more ion particles in the atmosphere the more cloud droplets were formed. As really simple patterns from the Elohim in creation should be. Thus the more ion particles, the more cloud cover whether it produces rains or not. However, the reality of this is it does create more rain events in given areas not just an increase in the number of cloudy days.

So why is this important to us in our pursuit of knowledge relevant to the timing of the Biblical Calendar which we call the Abib Calendar? The facts are simple. The more cloud cover you have in a designated area the longer the time it will take for the crop to mature. Do not forget as well, that the more rain on those crops will also extend the maturing process. A two fold effect. You can track the sun cycles effects across the globe but we focus on their immediate effects on the Land of Israel per Deuteronomy 11:10-12. Being simple folks we happen to also use it as our focal point from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year for determining the appointed times of meeting with the Elohim (Father and Son).

It is a known economic fact that these solar cycles affect the abundance or lack of the amount of grain harvested in them. You can search that info out easily on the internet. We could go into a much more detailed analysis of information but lets make it simple and stick to recent times.

The last two years of the barley cycles in Israel have been accompanied by winters of very heavy rainfall. It is not a coincidence that these years are also part of the years of the deepest solar minima of record. Remember the simple equation: less sunspots, more ion charged particles in the sky, thus more cloud cover and more rain. That has played out in Israel as it should have, for the desired effect is on the location of Their focus to bring about Their desired outcomes.

If you look at the chart of sunspot activity on the site link provided above you will see that the height of the current minima started in 2018 (61% of days were sunspot less) and grew in intensity through 2019 (77%) and then slowed down through 2020 so far (62%), but with a sustained intensity above what is expected. The cause and effects of this are all simple to observe in creation in the Land.

One simple observation is that our last inspection trip (March) exposed us to the least amount of sunny days we have ever experience in the past 20 years of inspections. No coincidence that it was also a year in which rain records were broken and sustained past what is expected to be a normal end to them. All the sustained rains not only put off the maturing of the barley crop but also caused lots of diseases to multiple in it. That is in the wild barley crop for it has not been manipulated by man to avoid these effects placed in creation. That was an important development, but the one of more significance was the reduced amount of direct sunlight on the growing crop because of cloud covered days. All grain crops need direct sunlight to be able to complete a "normal" growth cycle. We only had 2 cloudless days in our traditionally early locations in the Western Negev during our extended stay last March. That folks, is unheard of there. Even when it was not raining it was cloud covered.

The solar sun cycles are not necessary for us to determine the decision the Elohim have made to switch the year from winter to summer. We have 10 others which are clearly visible if we have eyes to see and an inclination to look. However, it is just one more established cycle in creation that the Elohim use to bring about Their desired outcome and in this day and age it has been made available to us.

Daniel 12:3-4  "And those who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and (be of) those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. But you Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book to the end-time. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."

That is were we find ourselves today folks. Knowledge has increased geometrically and is at our disposal for our use with the advent of the internet. Yes, times and uses of both good and evil.

We have this tool at our disposal to use so we do include it in our tool pouch so to speak with all the other ones we actively utilize. So we have included it here in the record for this year's observation's leading up to the Month of Abib and the passing of winter to summer. Let's see if these heavy early rains which are wonderful for the early stages of the barley crop and devastating to the latter, start to cease come the later part of December or into January. That is what the ending minima cycle is indicating. So now we can all observe it and maybe learn something from this knowledge being made available to us here at the end of the age.

 
Nov 26, 2020

When it rains it pours. The timing of these abundant rains all this month has been wonderful for the moisture content of the soil in many of the early growing areas.

The exception is the western and central Negev areas near Beersheva, Besor farms, etc. That is something to watch. Remember the growth cycle of barley will quicken when there is not enough rain 3-4 weeks after germination. That will force the plant to forgo reaching for the sky in height to making sure the seeds are filled out and can reproduce themselves.

We have been seeing some pictures of specific areas greening up after the extended span of no rains in October.

All good news.  How long will the rainy weather continue?....check out what the Israel Meteorological Service has to say.

 

Nov 21, 2020

Here are yesterday's rain totals for Israel as well as a short video below of the first Israeli snow...right on time!

Sabbath Nov 21, 2020

 

Good Morning and Happy Sabbath!

Let's summarize some of the early and latter rain patterns to help some of the new folks to the Abib Calendar and its patterns have a clearer understanding of their significance.

Take last years cycle for an example. The early rains were few and far between during the months of November and for the most part of December in many areas of the Land. That meteorological pattern in Israel will usually spell out a delayed start to the year. That has been the pattern we have observed for about 25 total years in watching the rain amounts in the country.

What took place last year was an example of what can happen when very heavy rains take place as we near what should be the end of the cycle of the 12th month. By that we mean from the middle of 11th Biblical month to the end of the 12th Biblical month.

We took note that during this time period of heavy rains there were no sharav conditions take place. A sharav event is when the weather becomes very hot, dry, and windy. That triggers rapid maturity in the plants which donate the remainder of their existence to filling the seeds so they can be physiologically mature enough to reproduce themselves, thus being aviv.

With the incredible volumes of rain that took place in our normally early maturing barley locations and no sharav's; we witnessed quite an eyeopening event as we should have. The barley grew rapidly in the stock but not in the head until just a matter of a week or two before the end of the 12th month. Yes, there were heads of grain but for the most part they were very immature. They did not have the required amount of sunshine needed to make the starches fill the seeds at what we would call the normal rate.

The rains kept falling in record amounts, and of course, to anyone who works the ground understands, there are usually some very bad side effects to this. We will only address one of them here and it is a very big one. When Linda and I inspected our early locations in the north and center of the countries barley area's we found immature plants as we showed in the pictures of record.

When we inspected our areas in the Western Negev we found individual plants that were nearing maturity surrounded by a sea of immature plants. Please remember we are harvesters not bouquet pickers. What became very obvious to us as we inspected the early locations here, that many of the plants were diseased. We showed this in pictures and so did others reporting in the same locations. Of course they had a far different take on this because they were trying to spin a new tail about a black variety of wild barley. Wild barley yes, but not a new understanding of them. They were diseased in the head, stalk and root systems. This was all a direct result of the heavy volumes of latter rains. One of these diseases actually forces the head to mature so it can embed itself in the seeds. Take that through the Biblically relevant examples. These heavy, sustained latter rains were a curse to the first maturing plants of barley. The "early birds" were not being meant to signal the change of the year. They had become defiled. A younger crop would be used by our Elohim to bring about the heralding of the month of Abib one lunar cycle later as was the case.

Patterns in creation are there for us to learn from. That is why we are so very excited about the amounts of rain the Land has been receiving during this month of November. It is signaling a very balanced cycle ahead so that there will be no doubt as to what our Creators are telling us. The sign of the barley along with the other 9 Biblical signs in creation to signal Their desire to change the year from winter to summer are our goal to witness to this year on this page and the website so that everyone can have the information available to make their own determination and judgements.

Hopefully, this will assist some of the newcomers to the Abib Calendar understanding which many of us hold. If the balanced year continues as it is so far we can expect to see a few sharav conditions develop in the Land during the latter part of January and into February. If we see this taking place we can be confident in a March 15th change of the year. The pattern has never failed us yet.

We will report on all of this in the hope that many others will learn to follow these signs in the Land on an individual basis regardless of where their personal location on earth is.

Nov 20, 2020

We hope your preparation day has (and still is for some) been a delight. Once again welcomed news from Israel for all the little barley seeds. Continued rain in due season.  Take a look at the Israeli Meteorological Service post for today.

Sabbath Nov 14, 2020

Happy Sabbath to you all. Hananya is sharing a video of the Judean Desert distributing the rains.  Also, there is more rain in the forecast, take a look at the Israeli Meteorological Service post for today.

Sabbath Nov 7, 2020

Good Morning Brethren and Happy Sabbath to you all.

A question has arisen from some new comers to the Abib Calendar as to why it is important to follow the start of the rainy season in Israel and its involvement in the process of declaring the start of the new year. Good question and it proves you are thinking and not just accepting.

The timeline of mans 6,000 year efforts in the Plan of Salvation can be summed up in simple agricultural cycles. There is the early harvest (Barley) and the later harvest (Wheat). Both harvests are dear to the Elohim in Their plan of expanding Their family. Comparatively there are also the early rains and the later rains.

The simple agricultural patterns and cycles that have been put in place for us to discern the times and seasons have not changed. Our Savior has stated clearly He will never leave nor forsake us. This is just one of the ways He guarantee's will be kept in place for us so that we are able to keep the specific month and day that we are commanded to come before Father and Himself. They also tell us They will bring about all the meteorological conditions to bring about the time frame for changing the end of the year to the start of a new year.

Deuteronomy 11:10-12  "For the land which you go to to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot (water drawn from the Nile River for irrigation) as a vegetable garden. But the land that you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which Yehovah your Elohim cares. The eyes of Yehovah your Elohim are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year."

It is our Creators who set the cycles into motion each and every year to bring about the first grain harvest in the Land which is barley. We have a lot of detailed information with many scriptures and patterns to this effect on our website. This cycle starts with the rains from heaven as well as with the snows for both add moisture to the soil which is necessary for the germination process of the seed. Unfortunately, in this day and age many have been segregated from the land into huge metropolitan areas and have no understanding of these simple processes necessary for life.

Another scripture to this effect is:

Isaiah 55:10  "For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens and do not return there, but water the earth and makes it bring forth the bud and then give seed to the sower and bread to the eater."

There are many more scriptures we could quote as to this particular Biblical agricultural principle of rain and snow in the cycle, but they can be found on the site in articles and in yearly Abib reports.

In answering the question asked, we follow the early rains in acknowledgement that our Creators have started the necessary conditions for the barley growth cycle and thus the timing that They want for the harvest of the First of the Firstfruits and the start to the timing of the annual rehearsals we are to keep on specific days and in specific Biblical months.

With the unprecedented volumes of life-giving rain to the soil this past week it is obvious to us that They have begun that cycle once again. We will be tracking all of the 10 witnesses They have placed in creation for this purpose over the next 4 months in the Land. This is just one of them but is always the first in the annual cycle. We are anticipating a March 15th start to the new year so we will see how that works out in public. Nothing to be done in secret, right?

A short answer to a very appropriate question. Thank you for being involved and learning about the "deeper things of God." No doubt the hour is getting late.

Sabbath Nov 6, 2020

 

Hi folks and happy Sabbath to you all. Here is a post from the IMS from today detailing all the rain they have received in Israel so far this month.

 

Many areas have already exceeded their average totals for the entire month. Just think, in six days.

I hope this link comes through in English so you can read about the complete drenching that parts of the Land have received.

 

This is a wonderful sign for the events we follow which instruct us as to the turn of the year in the Land as most of you are aware.

 

The soil was very dry due to one of driest October's on record. That can result in the soil letting a lot of water run off but with the amounts we are talking about over the course of several days a good portion was retained in the top soil.

 

We will keep you posted on any more unusually early developments.

Oct 13, 2020:  Plans for Abib Reporting in 2021

 

In December we will start tracking all the meteorological events and conditions which shape the next barley growing season in Israel. What we plan on doing is posting information each week which we use to evaluate when the turn of the year takes place in the Promised Land (from winter to summer). We will cover all the criteria used to do so in the environment and also track all 10 of the Biblical witnesses in creation to that great yearly event taking place. Many of you are familiar with what we do but just as many are not, so we will be once again putting the experiences of 2 decades of inspections in the Land into simple language and simple patterns. These factors and many more are part of the patterns we have recorded and published for all to see for FREE. No cost to anyone. We have a brother in the Land who primarily uses the Domestic barley for his personal understanding as to the turn of the year and a sister who uses the Wild barley for her purposes. Neither of them seek a following or any of your money. We will hopefully be able to include their inspections in the information we will be posting during December through the middle of March.

 

Here is the link to the article we published last March entitled: "Abib Calendar Criteria to Use when not in the Land."

January 20, 2021

Good news for the Darom Adom Festival In the NW Negev. The area is actually getting rain today and it may be in the nick of time. The Red Anemone festival (bottom-left) starts in under 8 days and the anemones need water. This is usually 4-6 weeks long in the area of intense wild barley locations along the Gaza strip.

This year it will run from January 28-February 25. For you fortunate folks who have been able to witness this part of the cycle it will no doubt bring back lots of memories. It does for Linda and I.

Bridget found some great pictures of the Gesher area young barley last night from a local photographer's Facebook page (bottom-right). That is a location in the north between Beit Shean and the Sea of Galilee along Highway 90 which some of you are familiar with from past inspection trips.

It will be interesting to see the rain totals for the Negev when posted tomorrow.

Darmon Adom Festival.jpeg

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