Deuteronomy 29 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "Ye (Ophiuchus and Hercules) have (lunar eyeballs) seen all that the (Shekinah) Lord did before your (lunar) eyes in the land of Egypt unto (Perseus) Pharaoh, and unto all his (Gemini) servants, and unto all his land; The great temptations which thine (lunar) eyes have seen, the (zodiac) signs, and those great miracles" (Deut. 29:2-3) (1446 B.C.) till "Yet the (Shekinah) Lord hath not given you an (solar) heart to perceive, and (lunar) eyes to see, and (lunar) ears to hear, unto this day. And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your (lunar) clothes are not waxen old upon you (Pollux), and thy (solar) shoe is not waxen old upon thy (Ophiuchus) foot" (29:4-5) (1406 B.C.) is 40 laps (14,400°) around the zodiac ending up back at Ophiuchus's (solar) shoe.
Deuteronomy 30 Star Chart: Clockwise from "when all these things are come upon thee (Gemini), the (lunar) blessing and the (lunar) curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the (Gemini) nations, whither the (Shekinah) Lord thy God hath (Perseus) driven thee (+360°), And shalt return unto the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, and shalt obey his (red radius) voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy (Gemini) children, with all thine (lunar) heart, and with all thy soul" (30:1-2)(+360°); "That then the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the (Gemini) nations, whither the (Shekinah) Lord thy God hath scattered thee" (30:3)(+150°) is a total of 870° years. Therefore clockwise from 1406 B.C. till 536 B.C. is 870° years (360° + 360° + 150° = 870°). Cyrus issued a decree for the temple to be rebuilt (2 Chr. 36:23; Ezra 1:1-11 in 539 B.C.). The altar was set up (Ezra 3:3) and the temple foundations were laid out (Ezra 3:8-11). in 536 B.C. -- in the second month of the second year of the return the foundation was laid (Ezra 3:8-13) -- 536 B.C.
Deuteronomy 31-32 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "thou (Moses-Ophiuchus) shalt sleep with thy (Gemini) fathers" (31:16) (1406 B.C.) till "this (Gemini) people will rise up, and go a whoring after the (Aries-Taurus) gods of the (Gemini) strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them (360°), and will forsake me, and (Perseus) (red radius) break my (lunar) covenant which I have made with them (300°). Then my (solar) anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they (Gemini) shall be (Cetus) devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?" (31:16-17) (745 B.C.) is 660° years (360° + 300°).
In 745 B.C., Tiglath-Pileser (called "Pul" in the Bible -- 2 Kings 15:19; 1 Chr.5:26), the king of ASSYRIA, began the first invasion against Israel in the reign of Menahem (2 Ki.15:19-20). As Putnam's Dictionary Of Events, copyright 1927, page 6, states, "745, Accession of Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria, who wages war against Chaldea, Syria, and the kingdom of Israel." Langer says, "Tiglath-Pileser III of ASSYRIA (745-727) forced Menahem (744) and Pekahiah (738) to pay tribute" (p.31, An Encyclopedia Of World History).
From 745 B.C. we add 2520 YEARS to get 1775 plus one is 1776 A.D., the very year the American Declaration of Independence was signed and Americans no longer paid tribute. (When crossing from B.C. to A.D. dates it is necessary to add a year to the figure since there is no year "0.") In 740 B.C., Tiglath-Pileser began the second invasion against Israel in the reign of Pekah (2 Ki.15:20). He invaded the northern region of the land (Naphtali & Galilee -- 2 Ki. 15:29), coming down south to the level of the Sea of Galilee, where he turned eastwards and invaded the eastern portion of Israel, Transjordania, which reached southward nearly to the level of the Dead Sea. "The Reubenites, the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh" were brought "unto Hala, and Habor, and Hara and to the River Gozan, unto this day" (1 Chr.5:26). So they didn't return to Palestine after the 70 years of captivity of Judah since 1 Chronicles was written after that event.
From 740 B.C. we add 2520 YEARS, getting 1780 plus one is 1781 A.D. This was the year that the Articles Of Confederation were ratified and adopted by the original 13 states making the first Constitution of the United States. Americans (Manasseh) were now united. They had been divided exactly 2520 YEARS before. Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown October 19, 1781 also which rapidly brought the war to a close soon after. In these first two invasions of Israel were fulfilled Isaiah's words: "at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali (the first invasion) and afterwards he did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations" (the second invasion) (Isa.9:1).
Your (Solar) Shoe Didn't Wear Out
Upon Your (Ophiuchus) Foot
29:1 These are the words of the covenant, which the (Shekinah) Lord commanded (Ophiuchus) Moses to make with the (Gemini) children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
2 And (Ophiuchus) Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have (lunar eyeballs) seen all that the (Shekinah) Lord did before your (lunar) eyes in the land of Egypt unto (Perseus) Pharaoh, and unto all his (Gemini) servants, and unto all his land;
3 The great temptations which thine (lunar) eyes have seen, the (zodiac) signs, and those great miracles:
4 Yet the (Shekinah) Lord hath not given you an (solar) heart to perceive, and (lunar) eyes to see, and (lunar) ears to hear, unto this day.
5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your (lunar) clothes are not waxen old upon you (Pollux), and thy (solar) shoe is not waxen old upon thy (Ophiuchus) foot.
6 Ye have not eaten (solar golden) bread, neither have ye drunk (lunar) wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the (Shekinah) Lord your God.
7 And when ye came unto this place, (Castor) Sihon the king of Heshbon, and (Pollux) Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we (red radius) smote them:
8 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the (Castor) Reubenites, and to the (Pollux) Gadites, and to the half tribe of (Perseus) Manasseh.
9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
10 Ye stand this day all of you before the (Shekinah) Lord your God; your (Gemini) captains of your tribes, your (Gemini) elders, and your (Gemini) officers, with all the (Gemini) men of Israel,
11 Your (Gemini) little ones, your (Gemini) wives, and thy (Perseus) stranger that is in thy camp, from the (Perseus) hewer of thy (lunar) wood unto the (Pollux) drawer of thy (lunar) water:
12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, and into his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day:
13 That he may establish thee to day for a (Gemini) people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he (Cepheus) hath sworn unto thy (Gemini) fathers, to (Perseus) Abraham, to (Castor) Isaac, and to (Pollux) Jacob.
14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the (Shekinah) Lord our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:
16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
17 And ye have (lunar eyeballs) seen their abominations, and their idols, (solar) wood and (lunar) stone, (lunar) silver and (solar) gold, which were among them:)
18 Lest there should be among you (Castor) man, or (Pollux) woman, or (Gemini) family, or (Gemini) tribe, whose (lunar) heart turneth away this day from the (Shekinah) Lord our God, to go and serve the (solar and lunar) gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a (red radius) root that beareth (lunar) gall and (solar) wormwood;
19 And it come to pass, when he (lunar ears) heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his (lunar) heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add (red radius) drunkenness to (lunar) thirst:
20 The (Shekinah) Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the (Shekinah) Lord and his jealousy shall (Milky Way) smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this (lunar) book shall lie upon him, and the (Shekinah) Lord shall (lunar) blot out his name from under heaven.
21 And the Lord shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are (red radius) written in this (lunar) book of the law:
22 So that the generation to come of your (Gemini) children that shall rise up after you, and the (Perseus) stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they (lunar eyeballs) see the (lunar) (red radius) plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the (Shekinah) Lord hath laid upon it;
23 And that the whole land thereof is (solar) brimstone, and (lunar) salt, and (solar) burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the (Shekinah) Lord overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
24 Even all nations shall (red radius) say, Wherefore hath the (Shekinah) Lord done thus unto this land? what meaneth the (solar) heat of this great anger?
25 Then (Ophiuchus and Hercules) men shall (red radius) say, Because they (Gemini) have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their (Gemini) fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
26 For they went and served other (lunar and solar) gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:
27 And the anger of the (Shekinah) Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this (lunar) book:
28 And the (Shekinah) Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
29 The secret things belong unto the (Shekinah) Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our (Gemini) children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Walk in His (Golden) Ways By Keeping His Commandments, Statutes and Judgments
30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the (lunar) blessing and the (lunar) curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the (Gemini) nations, whither the (Shekinah) Lord thy God hath (Perseus) driven thee,
2 And shalt return unto the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, and shalt obey his (red radius) voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy (Gemini) children, with all thine (lunar) heart, and with all thy soul;
3 That then the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the (Gemini) nations, whither the (Shekinah) Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of (the zodiac) heaven, from thence will the (Shekinah) Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
5 And the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy (Gemini) fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy (Gemini) fathers.
6 And the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will circumcise thine (lunar) heart, and the (lunar) heart of thy (Gemini) seed, to love the (Shekinah) Lord thy God with all thine (lunar) heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
7 And the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine (Gemini) enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
8 And thou shalt return and obey the (red radius) voice of the (Shekinah) Lord, and do all his (lunar two tables) commandments which I command thee this day.
9 And the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine (Gemini) hand, in the (lunar) fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy (Taurus) cattle, and in the (lunar) fruit of thy land, for good: for the (Shekinah) Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy (Gemini) fathers:
10 If thou shalt (lunar ears) hearken unto the voice of the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, to keep his (lunar two-table) commandments and his (red radius) statutes which are written in this (lunar) book of the law, and if thou turn unto the (Shekinah) Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
11 For this (lunar two-table) commandment which I command thee this day, it is not (lunar eyeballs) hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may (lunar ears) hear it, and do it?
13 Neither is it beyond the (Eridanus) sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may (lunar ears) hear it, and do it?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy (Ophiuchus & Hercules) mouth, and in thy (lunar) heart, that thou mayest do it.
15 See, I have set before thee this day (lunar) life and good, and (lunar) death and evil;
16 In that I command thee this day to love the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, to (Ophiuchus) walk in his (golden) ways, and to keep his (lunar two-table) commandments and his (lunar book) statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the (Shekinah) Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other (solar and lunar) gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely (Perseus) (red radius) perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over (Eridanus) Jordan to go to possess it.
19 I call (Zodiac) heaven and earth to (Castor) (red radius pen) record this day against you, that I have set before you (lunar) life and (lunar) death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy (Gemini) seed may live:
20 That thou mayest love the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his (red radius) voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the (Shekinah) Lord sware unto thy fathers, to (Perseus) Abraham, to (Castor) Isaac, and to (Pollux) Jacob, to give them.
An "Eagle" With Arrows
Leads A Forgetful Nation 660 Years
31:1 And (Ophiuchus) Moses went and (red radius) spake these words unto all Israel.
2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the (Shekinah) Lord hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
3 The (Shekinah) Lord thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these (Gemini) nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and (Hercules) Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the Lord hath said.
4 And the (Shekinah) Lord shall do unto them as he did to (Castor) Sihon and to (Pollux) Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed.
5 And the (Shekinah) Lord shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the (red radius) commandments which I have commanded you.
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
"True valor failing in a soldier's breast,
Scorns to resume what cowardice possessed." -- Horace
7 And (Ophiuchus) Moses called unto (Hercules) Joshua, and said unto him in the (lunar eyeballs) sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this (Gemini) people unto the land which the (Shekinah) Lord hath sworn unto their (Gemini) fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
8 And the (Shekinah) Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
9 And (Castor) Moses (red radius) wrote this law, and delivered it unto the (Gemini) priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all the (Gemini) elders of Israel.
10 And (Ophiuchus) Moses (red radius) commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
11 When all (Gemini & Perseus) Israel is come to appear before the (Shekinah) Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt (red radius) read this law before all (Gemini & Perseus) Israel in their (lunar ears) hearing.
12 Gather the (Gemini & Perseus) people together, (Gemini) men and (Gemini) women, and (Gemini) children, and thy (Perseus) stranger that is within thy (solar and lunar) gates, that they may (lunar ears) hear, and that they may learn, and fear the (Shekinah) Lord your God, and observe to do all the (red radius) words of this law:
13 And that their (Gemini) children, which have not known any thing, may (lunar ears) hear, and learn to fear the (Shekinah) Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan (Eridanus) to possess it.
14 And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call (Hercules) Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And (Ophiuchus) Moses and (Hercules) Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
15 And the (Shekinah) Lord appeared in the (red radius) tabernacle in a (Milky Way) pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the (red radius) door of the tabernacle.
16 And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, (lunar eyes) Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy (Gemini) fathers; and this (Gemini) people will rise up, and go a whoring after the (Aries & Taurus) gods of the (Gemini) strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and (Perseus) (red radius) break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my (solar) anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our (Shekinah) God is not among us?
18 And I will surely (red radius) hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other (Aries & Taurus) gods.
19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the (Gemini) children of Israel: put it in their (lunar) mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the (Gemini) children of Israel.
20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their (Gemini) fathers, that floweth with (lunar white) milk and (solar golden) honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen (Pollux) (lunar) fat; then will they turn unto other (Aries & Taurus) gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the (lunar) mouths of their (lunar) seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
22 (Castor) Moses therefore (red radius) wrote this song the same day, and taught it the (Gemini) children of Israel.
23 And he gave (Hercules) Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the (Gemini) children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.
24 And it came to pass, when (Castor) Moses had made an end of (red radius) writing the words of this law in a (lunar) book, until they were finished,
25 That (Ophiuchus) Moses commanded the (Gemini) Levites, which bare the (lunar) ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying,
26 Take this (lunar) book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff (red radius) neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the (Shekinah) Lord; and how much more after my death?
28 Gather unto me all the (Gemini) elders of your tribes, and your (Gemini) officers, that I may speak these words in their (lunar) ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the (lunar eyeballs) sight of the Lord, to provoke him to (solar) anger through the work of your (lunar) hands.
30 And (Ophiuchus) Moses spake in the (lunar) ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
32:1 Give (lunar) ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and (lunar ear) hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the (lunar) rain, my speech shall distil as the (lunar) dew, as the small (lunar) rain upon the tender (Green Milky Way) herb, and as the showers upon the (red radius) grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our (Shekinah) God.
4 He is the (solar) Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their (lunar) spot is not the spot of his (Gemini) children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish (Gemini) people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy (Gemini) elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the (Shekinah) Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the (Perseus & Gemini) sons of Adam, he set the (red radius) bounds of the people according to the number of the (Gemini) children of Israel.
9 For the (Shekinah) Lord's portion is his (Gemini) people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the (solar) apple of his (lunar) eye.
11 As an eagle stirreth up her (solar) nest, fluttereth over her (lunar) young, spreadeth abroad her (red radius) wings, taketh them, beareth them on her (red radius) wings:
"As the bold bird her helpless young attends,
From danger guards them, and from want defends;
In search of prey she wings the spacious air,
And with the untasted food supplies her care;
For thankless Greece such hardships have I braved,
Her wives, her infants, by my labours saved;
Long sleepless nights in heavy arms I stood,
And sweat laborious days in dust and blood." -- Homer's Illiad 9:323
12 So the (Shekinah) Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck (solar golden) honey out of the rock, and (solar golden) oil out of the flinty rock;
14 (solar yellow) Butter of kine, and (lunar whte) milk of (Aries) sheep, with (lunar) fat of lambs, and (Aries) rams of the breed of Bashan, and (Taurus) goats, with the (lunar) fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure (red radius) blood of the grape.
15 But Jeshurun (Pollux & Taurus) waxed (lunar) fat, and (Taurus) kicked: thou art waxen (lunar) fat, thou art grown (lunar) thick, thou art covered with (lunar) fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange (Aries & Taurus) gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
17 They sacrificed unto (Cetus & Scorpio & Drago) devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your (Gemini) fathers feared not.
18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten (Manasseh) God that formed thee.
Abraham Lincoln on March 30, 1863 appointed a Day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer with a Proclamation:
Whereas the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the supreme authority and just government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has by a resolution requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation; and
Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord;
And, insomuch as we know that by His divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. And I do hereby request all the people to abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite at their several places of public worship and their respective homes in keeping the day holy to the Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 30th day of March, A. D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-seventh.
19 And when the (Shekinah) Lord (lunar eyeballs) saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his (Gemini) sons, and of his (Gemini) daughters.
20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, (Gemini) children in whom is no faith.
21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a (Gemini) people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22 For a (solar) fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine (Castor & Hercules) arrows upon them.
24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of (Drago, Big Dog, Cetus) beasts upon them, with the poison of (Drago) serpents of the dust.
25 The (Perseus) sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young (Castor) man and the (Pollux) virgin, the (Castor) suckling also with the (Pollux) man of gray hairs.
26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among (Gemini) men:
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their (Ophiuchus & Hercules) adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the (Shekinah) Lord hath not done all this.
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
30 How should one (Perseus) chase a thousand, and two (Gemini) put ten thousand to flight, except their (solar) Rock had sold them, and the (Shekinah) Lord had shut them up?
31 For their rock is not as our (solar) Rock, even our enemies themselves being (Gemini) judges.
32 For their vine is of the (red radius) vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of (lunar) gall, their clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is the poison of (Drago) dragons, and the cruel venom of (Drago) asps.
34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their (Ophiuchus) foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
36 For the (Shekinah) Lord shall judge his (Gemini) people, and repent himself for his (Gemini) servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
37 And he shall say, Where are their (Aries & Taurus) gods, their (lunar) rock in whom they trusted,
38 Which did eat the (lunar) fat of their sacrifices, and drank the (red radius) wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I (Perseus) kill, and I make alive; I (Perseus) wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my (Cepheus) hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41 If I whet my glittering (Perseus) sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine (Gemini) enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine (Gemini) arrows drunk with (red radius) blood, and my (Perseus) sword shall devour flesh; and that with the (red radius) blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his (Gemini) people: for he will avenge the (red radius) blood of his (Gemini) servants, and will render vengeance to his (Gemini) adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his (Gemini) people.
44 And (Ophiuchus) Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the (lunar) ears of the (Gemini) people, he, and (Hercules) Hoshea the son of Nun.
45 And (Ophiuchus) Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:
46 And he said unto them, Set your (lunar) hearts unto all the (red radius) words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your (Gemini) children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
48 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses that selfsame day, saying,
49 Get thee up into this (red radius) mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and (lunar eyeballs) behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the (Gemini) children of Israel for a possession:
50 And die in the (red radius) mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy (Gemini) people; as (Hercules) Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his (Gemini) people:
51 Because ye trespassed against me among the (Gemini) children of Israel at the (Eridanus) waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the (Gemini) children of Israel.
52 Yet thou shalt (lunar eyeballs) see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the (Gemini) children of Israel.
Four Clear Instances of
God's Hand in the American Revolution
By Nate Desmond of "Practical Manliness"
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” – Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father and U.S. Treasurer
Never has that “sunbeam” of God’s divine intervention been more stunningly evident than in the American Revolution. As we look back on the advent of American freedom through the eyes of high school textbooks or contemporary authors, it is easy to forget the overwhelming difficulties faced by the patriot army.
Victory was not the guaranteed outcome of the long and deadly war. When our founding fathers pledged “our lives, our fortunes, & our sacred honor” in the defense of liberty, they seemed more likely – indeed almost certain – to lose their lives, fortunes and honor without gaining the liberty they labored for.
After all, what could the raw recruits and untrained officers of the Continental Army (if the citizen militia could be called an army), do against the disciplined veterans of Great Britain?
Thankfully, those who thought that defeat was certain had overlooked one important influence: God’s divine intervention.
Throughout the war, God’s providence defended the fledgling American republic against the entire British Empire.
After the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired in Lexington, thousands of American militiamen began pouring in from all areas around Boston. Loosely under the command of General Ward, this hastily assembled army marched late one evening over Bunker’s Hill and occupied Breed’s Hill.
The next morning, General Gage decided to launch a frontal assault on their position. As British troops crossed on barges from Boston, the British general called for the navy to send a ship up the Mystic River where they could bombard the American position from the side. Surprisingly, even through the British navy had been operating around Boston for more than six months, they had failed to chart this particular river and were thus unable to bombard effectually.
In addition, the land cannons brought across from Boston were unable to do any effectual damage. After it was too late to send for new supplies, the British general discovered that the wrong sized cannon balls had been brought.
Although the Americans officially lost the battle of Bunker Hill, it was really a stunning psychological victory. For the first time in history, untrained militia had stood up against the trained army of Great Britain. Because of the two fatal mistakes made by the British, what should have been a complete defeat turned into an encouraging proof that ultimate victory was not impossible.
As the American army moved in to free Boston from the British occupation more evidence of God’s work came to light. Dominating Boston’s shipping channels and waterfront, Dorchester Heights seemed to be an obvious place for the British to occupy. After close analysis, however, General Howe determined that no American attack from that quarter could be effective since they had no heavy artillery. Because he did not fortify this position when he had the opportunity, the Americans were able to move captured artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to command Boston.
On the night chosen by the Americans to build their fortifications, God created the perfect weather conditions for an American victory. While the frozen ground was a small hindrance to digging, it prevented mud from impeding the movement of heavy artillery. In addition, an extensive ground fog hid the American movements and sounds from Boston, while visibility remained clear at the higher elevation of Dorchester Heights.
After losing the Battle of Long Island, the Continental Army, and with it George Washington, faced the imminent possibility of complete defeat. With their lines already weakened, another assault would probably have brought about absolute collapse. Thankfully, however, General Howe, remembering the Battle of Bunker Hill, remained cautious and refused to attack – even when counseled to do so by many of his subordinates.
As the American army slowly evacuated from Long Island, the wind died down and enabled all boats to be filled to capacity. In addition, a rare August fog blanketed the New York harbor and concealed the retreat from British observation.
Even with the weather completely in America’s favor, however, another – this time unknown – danger threatened to reveal Washington’s retreat to the British. A Tory inhabitant witnessing the retreat sent her servant to alert the British. By God’s mercy, this messenger was detained overnight by Hessian troopers who did not understand English. When his message was made known, the chance for British victory was past.
When Washington made his famous Christmas attack on Hessian troops stationed in Trenton, New Jersey, the British had already been warned of his coming. Earlier on Christmas afternoon, however, a minor attack was staged against the British mercenaries. Because of the perfect timing, Colonel Rall was convinced that this was the planned attack and the Hessians dropped their prepared stance.
Later that evening, a Tory farmer brought news of the imminent attack but was not allowed to see the officer in charge. Instead, the sentry brought Colonel Rall a note explaining the upcoming attack. Because he was busy playing a game of cards, however, Rall did not go to the trouble of translating the note from English, so he never knew what it said. Twice, God used unusual circumstances to make Washington’s attack successful.
In a war that seemed doomed from the start, God defied the laws of probability to give us the freedom we enjoy today. Throughout these four battles and all others, God’s hand was clearly seen to all those who looked. The United States was not formed by chance; it was the creation of an all-powerful Providence.