Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The April 14th Anomaly

Were you born on April 14th?  How about the 14th of any month? Do you like buried treasure hunts? How about time travel theory?

I warn you that this video series is like drinking from a proverbial fire hose. There's a lot of information crammed in here.  And beware the specter of cognitive dissonance.  Anytime you learn something that challenges your prejudices, you could go into a tailspin until you find a way to make peace with the new info.  ((Okay, You've been warned!))

The videos contain all the juiciest information but if you prefer some dry can scroll down to read just the history highlights without so much human interest drama.  I updated the videos in time for my Platinum Birthday.  That is, 4/14/17 (same numbers as the original 4/14/17).  Fun, hu?

Was it "This Day"?  If I were God and I wanted to send a message like "Start the countdown" I think this is a genius way to do it. CS Lewis would have appreciated it, I think.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Summary of Amazing April 14th in History

Here is my research on April 14th history. Most of these events have been turned into major motion pictures. For greater detail, watch video #4 above, Clues Embedded in History.  April is the first spring month and was named as such by the Romans in the first century. So, for dates earlier than the first century, we switch to the Jewish calendar and the most reliable history book on earth: the Bible. 

14th of Aviv (or Nisan) 1491BC The Israelites became slaves in Egypt. As predicted to Abraham 400 years earlier, God freed them through a series of 10 dramatic plagues which targeted the many Egyptian demon-gods. On this particular day, the tenth plague was announced by Moses: Death to every firstborn person & animal. This occurred in the middle of the night on the 14th. The Israelites were given a prescription for avoiding death: Kill a spotless 1st born lamb and put some of its blood on the doorframe of the house. Those who obeyed were spared when the angel of death “passed over” Egypt. This ended their slavery and the next day they plundered the Egyptians who gladly handed them all kinds of valuables. Then they headed toward the Promised land. The Passover has been one of the biggest annual holidays ever since.

14th of Adar 473 BC - (This does not correspond to April but it does correspond to 414) During the time that the Jewish people were forced to live in Babylon, Esther was taken by King Ahasuerus to be his new queen after his first queen (Vashti) publicly rebuffed him. One of the King's officials (Haman) had a personal vendetta against Esther's uncle Mordecai mainly because Mordecai was Jewish. Haman didn't know Esther was his relative. Haman deceived the king into issuing an edict that condemned all Jews to death at the hands of their neighbors (the Nazi's issued similar edicts during WW2). Mordecai got word to Esther in the palace that the massacre was scheduled for Adar 13 and that she needed to speak to the king to defend her people. The most important verse in the entire book of Esther is 4:14 quoting Mordecai: "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”  At this admonition, Esther risks her life by speaking up without an invitation (After Vashti's defiance, the King was in no mood to listen to women) but she softened him up with a feast, pleaded for her people, achieved Haman's condemnation. She wrote a new decree that enabled Jews to defend themselves and even loot their attackers. This counter attack was authorized for several days. The holiday of Purim is now celebrated on the 14th and 15th of Adar. 

14 is used as an important calculation of time between Abraham and the Messiah. There were exactly 14 generations between each stage (when calculated along Mary's lineage). 

14th of Aviv (Nisan) 30 AD - This was the Friday when Jesus Christ was crucified at the age of 33. This recalls the original passover sacrifice when the blood of the innocent was used to protect the faithful. Likewise, the blood of Jesus covers the guilt of anyone who repents and trusts in Him for freedom. The curtain in the temple that separated the Holy of Holies chamber from the main chamber spontaneously ripped in half from top to bottom. He arose from the grave on the 1st day of the week leaving his grave clothes untouched except for his head wrapping which was folded neatly in it's place (just like a Passover cloth).

14th of April 70 AD - The Roman legion led by Titus sacked the city of Jerusalem and burned the temple to the ground. This was in direct fulfillment of one of Jesus’ prophecies when he said “not one stone of these buildings will be left upon another.” (Mark 13:2) This was a judgment upon that particular generation of Jews for rejecting Jesus as their Messiah in favor of earthly political gain. This fulfilled prophecy. (Isaiah 53) All Jewish people were scattered throughout the world but they retained their distinctive identity by continuing to observe their holidays and traditions. Jeremiah 31:37 "This is what Jehovah says: "Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below can be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done." According to prophecy, a 3rd temple has yet to be built but the reinstatement of the Jewish state of Israel is a huge fulfillment of ancient prophecy. Keep your eyes on Israel! 

14th of April 1775 - The first abolition society in North America is established by the Quakers.

4th of April 1841 (4/4/41) William Henry Harrison, 9th president, died of pneumonia exactly 1 month after taking office. 

14th of April 1865 - President Lincoln was shot in the head by a rebel southerner who opposed the freeing of American slaves, which Lincoln had already legally accomplished. He was shot around 10PM and his body finally expired the next morning. Lincoln once wrote that he was convinced that the prolonged suffering caused by the war was God’s way of exacting judgment on the nation for slavery. Note: 4/14/1865 was Good Friday on the Christian calendar and the first day of Passover on the Jewish calendar. From what I can tell from old calendars, this is the only time since 30AD that these three features have coincided (Nisan 14 + April 14 on the same Friday) 

14th of April 1894  – Movies are born. Thomas Edison's first motion picture house opened in New York City using 10 Kinetoscopes. 

14th of April 1912 
- The largest and most luxurious passenger ship of that era – The Titanic – was openly boasted about as being so big and strong that “God himself could not sink it.”  This brazen challenge met God’s answer just 20 minutes to midnight when it steamed into an iceberg in her maiden voyage and sank less than 3 hours later. This led to the loss of 1516 souls. The ship broke in two from top to bottom before it sank – something that had never happened to a ship before, apparently. This embarrassing fact was not officially accepted by the White Starline and witness testimony was suppressed until the shipwreck was discovered in 1985, in two pieces. Note: the words Titus (the legion general who sacked Jerusalem) and Titanic come from the same Latin origin. The incident was eerily foretold 14 years earlier in a fictional novel entitled, "Futility or the Wreck of the Titan."

  7/28/14  – The Great War began.  It lasted exactly 4 years and 100 days. Woodrow Wilson issues "14 points" of peace that were the basis of negotiations at Versailles. He originally announced them to Congress on 1/18/18 and the war officially ended on 11/11/18 at 11 AM.

14th of April 1935 - According to two recent PBS documentaries, the years following WW1 were marked by opulence and greed in America. When the market crashed in 1929, there was a domino effect that eventually affected farmers. One of the desperate political measures enacted by the Roosevelt administration was a homestead offer to farmers willing to move to the desolate Oklahoma panhandle and nearby areas. Farmers moved in and started to plow up the natural sod (which was the only thing that kept the earth intact during cyclical dry spells & tornado seasons). Initially, wheat grew very well because the soil was so rich and the rains were good. So they planted more and more each year until this wheat bonanza reduced the wheat market price to nearly nothing. That’s when the winds started to kick up the farmland. The rain stopped. The resulting dust storms created a suffocating burial scene for livestock which died where they stood and children who died in their beds. The worst dust storm on record was Black Sunday which swept dust all the way from Oklahoma to Washington DC and into the oval office. Only when Roosevelt saw the dust on his own desk did he admit the gravity of the situation.

14th of April 1939  – The Grapes of Wrath is first published. The title comes from the Bible in Revelation 14:14-20.

14th of April 1970 
"Houston, we have a problem." The Apollo 13 lunar mission experienced an oxygen tank explosion on this day, thus jeopardizing the mission and the astronaut’s lives. The crisis awoke the public out of their complacent slumber and suddenly everybody was praying and working the problem! The men returned safely.

The number 14 is very closely associated with the moon. The lunar year is 14 months long or 414 days. Super moons are 14% bigger than micromoons. The 14th verse in the Bible tells us that God created the sun, moon and stars to enable us to keep track of time. Mankind has always measured time by the apparent motion of the sun, moon and stars.

   Proverbs 19:1-4  "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the end of the world." 

14th of April 1971 I am born.  

The 2000 movie “Remember the Titans” was based on the real life events of a 1971 integrated Black/White high school football team in Alexandria, Virginia. The team held a 40th reunion event on 4/14/12 (see picture). Since the events happened shortly after my birth and the reunion was on my birthday, I included them here. 

14th of April 2014 
This was the first time since 1865 that April 14th and Aviv 14 landed on the same day. There was also a Total Lunar Eclipse visible from America that night which is like a cosmic passover.  Boko Haram set off two bombs during the day and kidnapped about 300 girls from a Christian school that same night. Only a few have escaped to return to their homes. Look at the longitude & latitude of Nigeria.
Now, who's the fool that wants to tell me this is just a weird coincidence that it's April 14, Aviv 14, Lunar Eclipse, This Day is bombed in two cities and Christians are "snatched" (aka Raptured) all on 4-14-14 inside map coordinates 4-14/4-14?  

Other Indisputable 4s & 14s to Ponder

  • There are 1440 minutes in a day.
  • 14 ounces = 14 milliliters
  • Pi is maths way of saying full circle.The first 41 digits of Pi contain my full birthdate. 14-4-1971 in that order. The first 144 digits of Pi sum up as 666.
  • The Quran contains 114 chapters and 666 words.
  • Radio Carbon Dating measures Nitrogen-14 as it transforms into Carbon-14.
  • Bacteria grow in temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • You pay your US income taxes with a 1040 form.
  • You save for retirement with a 401K plan.
  • The last verse of Revelation chapter 13 discusses the number of the beast "666" and chapter 14 begins with a description of the 144,000 virgin ministers of God.
  • Back to the Future 3 was my first film.  I auditioned for it on my 18th birthday and am one of few background actors to appear beside the clock. Lightning strikes the clock tower in all three movies at 10:04PM. (That's a 14 with two zeros in between making the sign of infinity).
  • In "Hook" (Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman) Peter's children were abducted at 10:04PM from Wendy's London house whose address was #14. Hook finally met his demise when the clock showed 10:04. 
  • Star Trek uses 4s and 14s fairly often. The Enterprise D had a crew compliment of 1014.  The Voyager Crew compliment was 141.  Episodes featuring time travelers almost always employed the number 14 in some fashion. Season 4 of Voyager dealt with a time torpedo with a time variance of 1.47. Transporter code 14 in Star Trek:TNG  turned the transporter into a weapon before the watchful eyes of two time travelers. Voyager season 4, episode 14 indicated that Voyager had been classified as lost "14 months ago". 
  • The Fortean Society publishes a magazine about weird science, the paranormal and impossibilities.  It was named for it's founder - Charles Hoy Fort. Other groups also exist in his name.

There's more in the video, of course.