This Week in Prophecy: Sukkot/Tabernacles 5784/2023, AI & Shroud of Turin, Russia/Libya/South Sudan, Pink Eye

Leviticus 23:33-36 Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD. On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind. For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.’”

The seven day holiday was initiated at sunset on Friday, September 29, 2023 and runs through Saturday, October 07, 2023. On God’s calendar, The Festival is scheduled to start on Tishri 15-21.

Sukkot is one of the three Festivals where Israelites are commanded to make the road trip to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Exodus 23:14-17 Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me. You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. None shall appear before me empty-handed. You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor. Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God. See also Exodus 34:23-24.

We mostly think about when God comes to Earth to dwell with us. Jesus lived with humanity 2,000 years ago (Gospel Accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). The Holy Spirit has indwelled in believers since the beginning of the church in Acts 2. Christ has promised to return to Earth and reign for 1,000 years (Revelation 20). Eventually, God the Father will tabernacle with His creation on Earth in Revelation 21.

John 19:40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. (possibly the Shroud of Turin)

Of note, Scripture makes it clear the burial cloth and the head wrapping are separate.

John 20:7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings but folded up in a place by itself. (possibly Sudarium of Oviedo)

Not that it really matters what Jesus looks like… But according to Artificial Intelligence (AI) software processing of the Shroud of Turin, here is the rendering.


Ezekiel 38 Magog, Put, and Cush

Ezekiel’s gang continues to take shape and form stronger alliances. Magog’s (modern day Russia) current leader, President Vladimir Putin had meetings with counter parts from Put (Libya) and Cush (South Sudan) this week.

September 28, 2023, Moscow: General Khalifa Haftar met with President Putin. In the past, General Khalifa was tight with the Wagner Group of Russia. Khalifa primarily controls the eastern part of Libya. Details of the meeting were not released. Just letting everyone know we talked…

We here at the blog have been following General Khalifa since 2017. As a friendly reminder, Libya has the largest oil and gas reserves in Africa.

For articles and in depth analysis click on the link below. Czekmate has weighed in on the topic and brings his international expertise and experience to the discussion.


September 29, 2023, Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said relations between Russia and South Sudan were developing “intensively”. Speaking at a meeting with the South Sudan President Salva Kiir in Moscow, Putin noted Russia was one of the first countries to recognise the sovereignty and independence of South Sudan.

“I must say we believe that we have a lot to do, primarily in the area of economic development,” Putin added.

Kiir said he was happy for the warm welcome and stressed that he was in Moscow “as an opening for our long work in the future.”

South Sudan was one of the African countries present at the Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg.

The meeting took place as Kremlin seeks more allies amid the military campaign in Ukraine.


Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences

September 30, 2023, Punjab Province, Pakistan: A massive outbreak of conjunctivitis or Pink Eye is spreading.

Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eyeball. It can be caused by allergies or a bacterial or viral infection. Conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious, and is spread by contact with eye secretions from someone who is infected.

Symptoms include redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes. It can also lead to discharge or crusting around the eyes.

It’s important to stop wearing contact lenses while affected by conjunctivitis. It often resolves on its own, but treatment can speed the recovery process. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with antihistamines. Bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotic eye drops.

  • The provincial health department says 394,795 cases of the eye infection have so far been reported in all 36 districts of Punjab
  • Interim health minister assures the public the government is making active efforts to control infectious diseases in Pakistan

Schools have been closed for 4 days in an attempt to stop the spread of Pink Eye.

“The scourge of dengue virus and eye infection will be controlled through collective efforts and coordinated strategy and though it is a difficult task but still achievable,” Nadeem Jan, Pakistan’s Interim Health Minister.

According to the Associated Press of Pakistan news agency, Jan assured the public the government was actively implementing effective measures to control disease outbreaks in the country, adding that a committee of experts had been assembled to comprehensively address the matter.

Personally, I would recommend all healthcare professionals in Pakistan utilize Universal Precautions and start by the washing of hands and wearing latex gloves. One of set of gloves per patient is recommended. Please don’t rub your eyes. Please refer to link above from Mayo Clinic.

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