9th of Av – A repost From the Cosmic Chess Match

TishaBavCommentary & Analysis


L. A. Marzulli

I decided to re-post this chapter from The Cosmic Chess Match to further discuss the 9th of Av.  In no way am I date setting or promulgating the view that something will happen on this date.  I am however illustrating that this date has historically been one of calamity for the Jewish people and therefore we should keep an eye on it.   The 9th of Av is July 15 & 16!  L.A.

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Chapter 20: The Ninth of AV!

This chapter is unique because it spans thousands of years in its scope. What we will learn is that the Fallen One has attempted to liquidate, kill off, exterminate, terminate, and bring to an end the race of people known as the Jews.  He has done this on more than one occasion and that is the subject of this chapter.

He has sought the destruction of the Jewish people throughout history and has even attempted it in modern times, as we will soon discover.  He has been relentless in these attempts because he believes that if he can wipe the Jews out, he will win. How?  Because if the Jews don’t exist as a people, a nation, and a tribe, then prophecy will not be fulfilled; if prophecy that the Most High God has stated will happen for whatever reason does not, then the Fallen One has proved the Most High God to be a liar and thus he would win the match, or perhaps I should say rematch because the match was decided on Calvary two thousand years ago: the victor being the Most High God.  Of course this is NOT going to happen, but the Fallen One is so full of hate and, while he is an evil genius, his hubris has clouded his judgment and so he still believes that he can win the rematch, even though there is no rematch being played!

There are those who wonder about the hatred toward the Jews.  We see it today, as we hear from Mahmoud Ahmedinejhad, who continually spreads his vitriolic comments toward Israel on almost a weekly basis.  I have covered this in Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural, so I will not go into it here, but surely we can agree that anti-Semitism is on the rise.  Here are a handful of quotes that the president of Iran has hurled toward Israel:

“Israel is a dry withered tree, soon to be plucked up by its roots and thrown into the sea.”[1]

“Israel is a cancer soon to be irradiated.”[2]

“Israel should be wiped off the map.”[3]

The point I’m making is that unless we understand that the Fallen One spawns these supernatural forces and, I believe, fans the flames of this hatred, we will never understand it.

In short, we are watching in real-time the end game of the Fallen One being played out on the world stage.  He is trying to drag as many people as he can with him to his final destination, that of the lake of fire.  However, in the meantime, and I believe it is in the near future, he will try once again to annihilate the Jews.

The Supernatural hatred of the Jews

Why the deep hatred of the Jewish people?  Why is anti-Semitism raising its ugly head in the modern era, in the 21st century?  According to the latest statistics, anti-Semitism is on the rise.[4]

It just doesn’t make sense, does it?  The root of the hatred, in my opinion, against the Jewish people is that the Jews are the Most High God’s chosen people, and it is because of this that the Fallen One hates them with a vengeance and wants to wipe them off the face of the earth!

There are some Christians who say that the Jews lost this privilege—that of being the chosen people—when they rejected their Messiah.  This is called replacement theologyand, in my opinion, it is a heretical teaching.

In short, replacement theology says that the church is now Israel and all the promises that the Most High God gave to Israel now belong to the church. Unfortunately, this is not stated anywhere  in the Guidebook to the Supernatural.  It is an invention of men and women to once again diminish the Jews and Israel.  (I wonder what fallen angel whispered this falsehood and started the rumor in the first place.)  In my opinion, if one takes this position, then one will never, and I mean never, have an understanding of prophecy and how the cosmic chess match is being played out.  Most of the prophecy that we have seen in our lifetime is directly related to Israel:

The gathering of the Jews from the four corners of the world[5]

The control of Jerusalem[6]

The desert blooming[7]

The language of Hebrew restored[8]

These are a few of the prophecies that have come to pass.  There are others that are yet unfulfilled, but I believe that we are in the days when we will see them happen as the news media flashes the headlines on TV sets all over the globe.

Tisha B’Av – the Ninth of Av

This day, the ninth of Av, has been a day of calamity for the Jewish people.  It would appear that this is no coincidence and, as we shall see, the fingerprints of the Fallen One are all over what has transpired on this day.  Here is a brief overview, taken from the Jewish Virtual Library, of what happened:[9]

Tisha B’Av, the Fast of the Ninth of Av, is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which coincidentally have occurred on the ninth of Av.

Tisha B’Av means “the ninth (day) of Av.” It usually occurs during August.

Tisha B’Av primarily commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av (the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second by the Romans in 70 C.E.).

Although this holiday is primarily meant to commemorate the destruction of the Temple, it is appropriate to consider on this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.

Tisha B’Av is the culmination of a three-week period of increasing mourning, beginning with the fast of the 17th of Tammuz, which commemorates the first breach in the walls of Jerusalem, before the First Temple was destroyed. During this three-week period, weddings and other parties are not permitted, and people refrain from cutting their hair. From the first to the ninth of Av, it is customary to refrain from eating meat or drinking wine (except on the Sabbath) and from wearing new clothing.

The restrictions on Tisha B’Av are similar to those on Yom Kippur: to refrain from eating and drinking (even water); washing, bathing, shaving or wearing cosmetics; wearing leather shoes; and engaging in sexual relations. Work in the ordinary sense of the word is also restricted. People who are ill need not fast on this day. Many of the traditional mourning practices are observed: people refrain from smiles, laughter and idle conversation, and sit on low stools.

In synagogue, the book of Lamentations is read and mourning prayers are recited. The ark (cabinet where the Torah is kept) is draped in black.

Here is a list of the calamities that befell the Jewish people on the ninth of Av.[10] These dates are taken from the Mishnah.  I will comment after each one and will use a different font to do so.

The twelve spies Moses sent to observe the land of Canaan returned from their mission.  Only two of the spies, Joshua and Caleb, brought a positive report, while the others spoke disparagingly about the land.  The majority report caused the Children of Israel to cry, panic and despair of ever entering the “Promised Land.”   For this, they were punished.  God said that their generation would not enter the land.  Because of the Israelites’ lack of faith, God decreed that for all generations this date would become one of crying and misfortune for their descendants, the Jewish people.  (See Numbers Ch. 13–14.)

We discussed some of this earlier.  What is being mentioned here is the countermove of the Fallen One?  In short, he has been busy putting Nephilim (the offspring of fallen angels and women) in the area that the Most High God has designated as “the Promised Land.”  As I mentioned before, this is a major macro move because it affects everyone who has come out of Egypt in the Exodus.

The First Temple built by King Solomon and the Kingdom of Judah was destroyed by the Babylonians led by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE and the Judeans were sent into the Babylonian exile.

The Fallen One is seeking to destroy the entire nation.  The first temple is destroyed and the Jews are carted off to Babylon.

The Second Temple built by Ezra and Nehemiah was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, scattering the people of Judea and commencing the Jewish exile from the Holy Land.  According to the Talmud in tractate Ta’anit, the destruction of the Second Temple began on the Ninth of Av and the Temple continued to burn throughout the Tenth of Av.

More of the same here as the Romans destroy the focal point of the Jewish nation, the Temple, and then scatter the remaining Jews to the four corners of their empire.

The Romans crushed Bar Kokhba’s revolt and destroyed the city of Betar, killing over 100,000 Jews, in 132 CE.[11]

Following the Roman siege of Jerusalem, Roman commander Turnus Rufus plowed the site of the Temple and the surrounding area, in 133 CE. [12]

This is the final straw for the Romans, and Jews entering what was once Jerusalem did so on pain of death.

There are other events that fall on the ninth of Av of which we should take note.  They are:

The First Crusade was declared by Pope Urban II in 1095, killing 10,000 Jews in its first month and destroying Jewish communities in France and the Rhineland. (See footnote #79.)

Jews were expelled from England in 1290. (See footnote #79.)

Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492. (Seefootnote #80.)

On Tisha B’Av 1914 (August 1, 1914), World War I broke out, causing unprecedented devastation across Europe and set the stage for World War II and the Holocaust. (Seefootnote #80.)

On the eve of Tisha B’Av 1942, the mass deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto en route to Treblinka. [13]

The Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was bombed, killing 86 and wounding 300 others, on Monday, July 18, 1994, the 10th of Av. Jewish Calendar 1994.

The Israeli withdrawal from 25 settlements in the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria, considered a calamity by some Jews and Israelis but necessary or positive for Israel by others, began on August 14, 2005, the day after Tisha B’Av. (Forced evacuations of remaining residents began on August 17.)

It is obvious that there is a cosmic connection to this date.  It is not a coincidence that these calamities that befell the Jews happened on or very close to the ninth of Av.  I recently blogged about this date and I have learned to keep an eye on world events every year when we near the time of the ninth of Av.

Dates, times, and geographical settings are of great importance to the agenda of the Fallen One.  He uses these to further his agenda….

[2] ibid.

[3] ibid.

[5] The Bible: Ezekiel 37

[6] The Bible: Matthew 24

[7] The Bible: Isaiah 35:1

[8] The Bible: Zephaniah 3:9

[11] Becher, Rabbi Mordechai (1995). “History of Events on Tisha B’Av” “History of Events on Tisha B’Av. ohrnet. http://ohr.edu/1088. Retrieved 2010-07-19.

[12] Barclay, Rabbi Elozor; Jaeger, Rabbi Yitzchok (2003). Guidelines: Over Four Hundred of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Three WeeksTargum PressISBN 1-56871-254-5.

Musings On the Eve of the 9th of Av

Commentary & Anaylsis


L. A. Marzulli

The opening of the 2012 Olympics is tonight and the world will be watching.  There are videos circulating that show mass killings at the games, based on an Illuminatti card game that showed up in the 1990’s.  What is interesting about this card game is that it shows the Twin Towers being hit and collapsing, as well as the Gulf Oil Spill.   One card in the deck depicts Big Ben being destroyed.  The cards were in circulation before those events took place.  Added to this is the video that Gordy posted a few days ago that ties the occult into the opening ceremony at the Olympics.

Then we have the 9th of Av, a day that is historically catastrophic to Israel, as both the first and second Temple were destroyed on that day.  Tomorrow, Saturday, is the 9th of Av.

The Syrian civil war continues to escalate and Israel is preparing for a chemical weapon attack.  The Moslem Brotherhood has set its eyes on the rest of the Arab Gulf States in hope of creating an Islamic Caliphate.   There was a video that I posted in May, right before the Egyptian elections in which the fiery Imam, Hegazi, in front of tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir square, declares that Jerusalem will be the capital of the United Arab States.

There is also a report about the Batman Shooter, where a witness in the theater allegedly saw someone get up and go to the emergency door and open ut before Holmes entered.  There are reports of a second gas mask being found in the theater, as well as Holmes not remembering the shooting.  You may recall this is exactly what Sirhan Sirhan has stated for decades, claiming that he has no recollection of shooting RFK.

In closing today’s post.  Forty years ago 11 Israeli athletes were killed at the Olympic village.  Antisemitism is on the rise throughout Europe and with the bombing of Israeli tourist in Bulgaria last week, one wonders what the future holds. The Olympic committee has chosen not to have a moment of silence for the victims on this 40th anniversary.  I hope nothing happens over the weekend.  I pray that all will be OK and that peace will prevail.  I hope for an end to the war in Syria and elsewhere.  However, nothing would surprise me at this point.   As Chuck Missler states, It’s a managed agenda….

Here’s an update sent to me by Watcher Will.  It’s a quote from the late Bill Cooper and it speaks volumes.

Amazingly Bill Cooper, the author of Behold a Pale Horse, made the following statement on page 177 of the book.

“Can you imagine what will happen if Los Angeles is hit with a 9.0 quake, New York City is destroyed by a terrorist-planted atomic bombWorld War III breaks out in the Middle East, the banks and stock markets collapseExtraterrestrials land on the White House lawn, food disappears from the markets, some people disappear, the Messiah presents himself to the world, and all in a very short period of time? Can you imagine? The world power structure can, and will if necessary, make some or all of these things happen to bring about the New World Order.” [“Behold A Pale Horse“., p. 177-8]

Egypt – The Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and WWIII

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Commentary & Analysis


L. A. Marzulli

Muslim Brotherhood must not control Egypt, warns presidential candidate

israel today | Israel News | Muslim Brotherhood must not control Egypt, warns presidential candidate – israel today | Israel News

When the Arab Spring erupted in Egypt, talking heads in this country claimed that we would see a democratic government emerge,  It is over a year since those statements were made and the former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life behind bars while the Muslim Brotherhood is on the verge of total control in Egypt.  As I have voiced on this Blog for months, what we will see in Egypt is Sharia law, and with it the persecution of any other form of worship.  Already Christians are being persecuted and many have fled the country.    ARAB SPRING… 93,000 Christians Have Fled Egypt Since March | The Gateway Pundit

When the Muslim Brotherhood controls the Egyptian military the next step will be to march to liberate Jerusalem and set up an Islamic Caliphate there.  Please take a look at this video which shows 1.5 million people gathered in Tarir square and chanting:  To Jerusalem we go martyrs in the millions:  Two Million Egyptians Chant We Go To Jerusalem, Martyrs In The Millions – YouTube

Here are some thoughts:

1.  The Middle East continues to descend into chaos and instability and summer is approaching.

2.  INTEL that has come across my desk suggests that war will be either in July or September.  Please take note of the 9th of Av, as being a day of mourning for the Jewish people as both the first and second temples were destroyed on that day.  The 9th of Av falls on July 28 this year.

3.  Iran continues her march toward the nuclear club in spite of sanctions and this begs the question will Israel strike first?  If Israel attacks will this set off a chain reaction which will plunge the region into an all out war?

4.  The region is ripe for some kind of conflict as the pressure is building and there seems to be no way to relieve it.

In closing todays post.   Egypt has already surrendered any hope of a democratic form of government as the Muslim Brotherhood is poised to control the government.   When they take power they will control Egypt’s military and that makes me wonder when they will attack Israel.  The hatred of Israel that lay just underneath the surface and was repressed by the Mubarak regime, is now released and is reaching a  boiling point. War is coming to the region and it may have dire consequences for the whole world as it could be multi-national conflict or  WWIII.    Just as prophecy tells us: Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling to the whole world.


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Tisha B’Av – the 70th week of Daniel

From Israel Today:

Tisha B’Av: Time to stop mourning!

Tens of thousands of Israeli Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday to mark Tisha B’Av and publicly mourn the loss of Israel’s ancient temples and the “Exile of the Divine Presence.”

“Tisha B’Av was not intended to be a day of perpetual mourning, but rather, a bridge to the future; the yearning and desire which our mourning inspires is designed to motivate us to rebuild,” Richman wrote on the Temple Institute website.

“The renewal of Israel and the building of the Holy Temple is a process that has begun and is now unstoppable,” concluded Richman. “This nation is preparing to ‘rise up like a lion’ (Numbers 23:24). We are moving ever closer to the day on which we can truly say, without jaded cynicism or facetiousness but with true sincerity, that Tisha B’Av is no longer relevant, for it will have turned into a day of gladness.”



Commentary & Analysis


L. A. Marzulli

There is controversy over the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple. It comes from many different sources, Christian, Jew, Moslem and just about everybody with an opinion on the subject. However, what does the Guidebook to the Supernatural tell us? Here, in the 9 chapter of Daniel, as with many prophetic passages, we have those who say that all of what is there has happened and thus, is fulfilled. While others – I’m in this camp – who declare that it is yet to happen, it is still future..

Daniel 9:27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

I believe this prophecy is about the future Anti Christ. We know this because of this line: Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. Now if you believe it has already happened as Preterists do, then there’s nothing more to talk about and the above article about the Jews rebuilding their temple is meaningless. However, Jesus points back to this chapter specifically in Matthew 24. Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” whoever reads, let him understand…

Preterists believe this happened in 70 AD. I don’t believe it did because there was no 7 year treaty, there was no abomination of desolation, and no Anti Christ setting himself up in the Temple to be worshiped. So let’s assume that it didn’t happen, which would mean that at some point after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, the temple would have to be rebuilt and the daily sacrifices reinstituted.

I want to make it clear that this has nothing to do with the atonement of Yashua/Jesus on the cross. He paid the price once for all. But, it has everything to do with the Jews, the Temple, the Anti Christ, and the prophecy of Daniel. You see, if you are a Preterists than the Jews being gathered into their ancient  homeland means nothing. If you hold to the tenants of that position, then when Jerusalem is finally taken out of the hands of the gentiles, after almost 2000 years, as Yashua/Jesus said it would be, and the Jews regain control of it, it means nothing. If you believe that these prophecies have been fulfilled, then the Jews wanting to rebuild their temple again, again, means nothing.

However, if we take what I believe is the correct position, that of realizing that the 70th week of Daniel has not been fulfilled and that it is still in the future, then stories like the one I linked to above are pregnant with prophetic meaning.

The Jews will rebuild their Temple, because it has been prophesied that they will do so. They will reinstitute the daily sacrifice. They will Align themselves unknowingly with the one who is called the Anti Christ. He will betray them and set himself up in the newly constructed Temple, after 3 1/2 years to be worshipped. This is the coming abomination of desolation that Yashua/Jesus spoke of. Then when all seems lost, He, Yashua/Jesus will come riding on a white horse and His feet will split the Mount of Olives:

Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.



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