Boy have I missed Tentmaker forum!
While I was away on my annual travels home to some New England states.. I didn't take the internet with me..
During a stay at my brother's house in Vermont, there was a strange coincidence, perhaps even silly, but of course, I can't resist, so I'm writing a post about it (as follows:)
"Coins from Era of Biblical Joseph Found in Egypt
" - http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/3663.htm#_edn1
- - - "One Coin... [Had] an Image of a Cow Symbolizing Pharaoh's Dream about the Seven Fat Cows and Seven Lean Cows
Not too long ago, I watched a video about cows found with the number seven on their forehead (I think Sheila posted about the youtube link, an interview with Rabbi Cahn, who i found out by this video and others, is a very good speaker and teacher-
I couldn't find the thread but will post the link to it, if I find it later)
Rabbi Cahn tied it in to the present wave of eclipses during Israel feast days. Other waves of this through history have been said to be during or right before or after times of historical import to Israel, the ones of this century being tied to 1948 and 67. And now 20 14 and 15.
The (first?) cow with the a seven on its forehead was born (or announced by an Associated Press article) on 2014's Day of Atonement/DOA/Rosh Hashanah/Hebrew New Year - (the eclipse waves occur at Passover and DOA/Shemitah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv3bpaca8sQ
As we know Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream(s) of 7 fat cows followed by 7 very lean cows, and seven fruitful sheafs of grain, and seven emaciated, as seven years of plenty followed by seven years of severe drought. This has been said may be a warning being given to the U.S./(as grafted into Israel). (Cross ref - "if they will do this" (crucify Jesus) "during a green leaf, what
will they do during a dry?" Lk 23:28,31)
What's the coincidence?
When my brother and his wife and children moved into their house in Vermont, as they were unpacking they played some loud music. They looked up at one point, and through the glass doors saw 30+ cows lined up at the fence looking at the house - this has always been a humorous story they have told. The cows pasture in their field, an arrangement with a neighbor. This year? They are down to seven cows pasturing in the pasture. Of course, i thought immediately of Rabbi Cahn's video, and Joseph's seven cows interpretation..
Another (strange yet silly?) coincidence?
All my life I have heard and wondered about this (haunting, calling) bird call - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX48Xv09HBI
It's always somewhat from a distance/mysterious, so when my sister in law mentioned Vermont's state bird is the Hermit
Thrush, I thought perhaps that was the bird(!) (to my mind, tying in with all this, what with being a hermit wannabe, especially come the apocalypse/fall which unveils; and what advice, perhaps, to pass on to those of that very late day).
So after arriving home I did some research and found videos of bird calls.. And found out this is the mating call of the common Chickadee! Not so mysterious a bird after all.. Until I realized "mating call".. calling for a bride
.. The chickadee is the state bird of my birth state, Maine.. Also on the Rabbi Cahn video is used the number 55 (last I saw) which number i always notice, as i was born 5/5/55 (extra silly, I know!
Shalom and YHVH bless!!