5 Cities Project



Site last updated: 23 Aug 2022

 

Isaiah55:8 
כִּ֣י לֹ֤א מַחְשְׁבֹותַי֙ מַחְשְׁבֹ֣ותֵיכֶ֔ם וְלֹ֥א דַרְכֵיכֶ֖ם דְּרָכָ֑י נְאֻ֖ם יְהוָֽה׃

 

Isaiah 19:18

 

18 ¶ In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.

 

In the spirit of Isaiah 19:18 …..a group of like minded individuals (swear to the  ) preparing for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This is the focus of this group, not the study of Hebrew. Secondary is the understanding that we know very little of the plans and ways of God (Isaiah 55:8)  Much of the Gospel is lost in translation thus getting back to what God intended should be very valuable but not the primary focus. A call to rally the five wise virgins prior to the wedding feast… (the wise virgins are those who “have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived”)

 

 

If you feel the need to become part of a group, of like minded individuals, to navigate the events leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, then this may be a group that can benefit you. This web site will be a holding place for general ideas and direction of the group while the main discussion will be conducted on the  https://mewe.com/join/5citiesproject

 

Basic rules for group discussions…  The Golden Rule.

This is not a theology debating group.

Like Mindedness (at a High Level):

1.      Jesus is the Christ

2.      Premillennialist

3.      Prewrath end time view (Not that pretribulation people are not welcome.  …Why would you join if there are no events to navigate?)

 

Principle level:

Seek to always be guided by the Spirit of God

Avoid Mark of the beast Revelation 13:16

Qualify to be Marked as members of  The Church of the Firstborn”, the saints who have the mark in their forehead Revelation 7:3; 9:4; 14:1; 22:4

Qualify as: holy ones and valiant ones

 

 

I am looking for a gathering of individuals that will be preparing for the second coming.  Thus the reference to Isaiah and the five cities ( a unique grouping) … (notice that study of Hebrew is not listed as something common among this group, but may be a good idea.)

 

 “..to escape all these things that shall come to pass..”   Luke 21:36, 

The city of destruction ….And there shall be gathered unto it out of every nation under heaven;

 and it shall be the only people that shall not be at war one with another.

 And it shall be said among the wicked: Let us not go up to battle against Zion,

 for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible; wherefore we cannot stand.

 

 Isa 19:18 ; Zephaniah 3:8-9

Zephaniah’s end day, day of wrath, outstretched arm, cleansing, vision  covers this important effort of preparation prior to the second coming. His focus is on the gathering of remnant, covenant people (New, Second or Greater Exodus). So is the group (5 cities) in Isaiah 19:18 used to complete the work or a result of that work? Is this limited to a small event in Egypt? Does this apply on a larger scale? Looking at Zephaniah I see this as a major wrath theme. In the spirit of Isaiah 19:18 I think it would be good to fully understand what the 5 cities represent. Are these covenant peoples or a group that actually speak (or at least study the original text) the language of Canaan?  With this project on my mind I was reading Isaiah 28.   Vs 9 stood out to me with the thought that maybe it is referring to this way of studying (using Hebrew to enhance your understanding or reading in the original Hebrew) rather than the level, and or depth, of study as I have always thought up to this time.

Will there be five specific locations or does the number five have a significant meaning? (Could Egypt be symbolic for the World at large/Babylon? Zeph 3:8-20...From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering...At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord...) What can be applied from  the Five cities of the plains? Good vs Evil? )  Also one city will have a reputation of being great/terrible  “The city of destruction”. Zephaniah  connects to the Day of the Lord. It is instructive that vs 8 contains all the letters of the Aleph Bet (the only place in the old testament that does that) Aleph – Tav  Alpha and Omega.  9: “…I turn to the people a pure alanguage, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him…”

 

Disclaimer: I know that any works of man will fall short when it comes to this effort and that God is in charge.  This is His work and most of what is done is by His hand.  “…that people will know that…. I am GOD…”  My hope is that we may be found worthy and ready to play a role in the work

 

How do we prepare for the gathering in?  Can preparations we do now help to facilitate the gathering in, in the near future?

Without a working crystal ball (that would identify the location of cities of refuge, if they even exist at this time or if being there now would be of any use) What productive actions can and should be taken to prepare for that time?

 

Some would say you need to join a specific Church or group to qualify…(Time will tell.  That I would consider a theology debate..)

 

Phase one: find like minded individuals. Invite them to this group to build up communities.

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Ideas: (during the Mark of the beast system, People will need to be out of debt!!!)

1.      Develop and strengthen local communities to build core groups.

a.       Yahoo groups one method to accomplish this

b.      Ham radio groups

2.      Identify and build up regional gathering spots (Not to be openly shared with the World at large but not secret..)

a.       Should be away from major cities or future hot spots but within a days travel

b.      Locations should be unknown or not shared with the general public

c.       Have the basic ability to support short term gatherings. Shelter, water storage, sewer, Basic defense

3.      Develop links with other groups

a.       Some sites will become longer term safety zones for groups to roll up to as needed

b.      Ham radio Via HF, Allstar, WiresX groups etc.

 

 

 

 

References

 

The gathering out will commence during the polarization phase of the Lord’s work

Polarizations / Arm of the Lord Raised 
Isa
iah 51:9, Luke 
12:51, John 12:38

 

 

The ultimate gathering in will be that which is talked about by Jeremiah (Jer 23:7-8 )

Reference the call to gather in Zepheniah 2:1-3

Mother of Abominations makes war with the Saints: Revelation 12:17, Dan 7:21-25 

Flee unto Zion/ The might of Zion shall go forth: Isaiah 2:3-4, 29:7-8

 I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, … and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Ezekial 20

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation …. flee into the mountains Mathew 24:15-16

He that dwelleth in the secret place: Psalm 91

Daniel 12:1 “….and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the dbook

Ezekiel 14 : 22  a remnant that shall be brought forth,

 

The Parable Of The Sower And The Seed (Matthew 13:1-23)

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ֶ֔רַ     The stranger..

ע  Analize…..

 

 

A picture of a thorn that was used to make a fence to protect the flock?

 

A trellis used to support vines?

 

A ship Mask to hang sails to provide motion?

 

https://biblehub.com/hebrew/639.htm

 

אַף  anger

 

Genesis 30:2
HEB: וַיִּֽחַר־ אַ֥ף יַעֲקֹ֖ב בְּרָחֵ֑ל
NAS: Then Jacob's anger burned
KJV: And Jacob's anger was kindled
INT: burned anger Jacob's Rachel

 

 

 

Gather: א ס פ

 

Add support  ס  to anger and you get gather......

 

 

Part of the Greater Exodus?  Eddie Chumney (found on youtube 7/1/22)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg21MYS2m1E

 

https://yeshiva.hebroots.org/the-greater-exodus/

 

https://www.isaiahexplained.com/commentary/1

 

"... Jehovah exempts a righteous remnant of his people called his “holy ones” and “valiant ones” from a worldwide destruction (Isaiah 13:3)..."

 

"...Jehovah doesn’t deny the righteous. We observe his healing and anointing his repentant people later in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 30:2657:18-1958:861:3)...... Isaiah has us wade through the judgmental parts of his prophecy before he presents Jehovah’s glorious promises, all doesn’t end in gloom and doom. If Jehovah’s people repent in time, they may yet qualify for his divine blessings..."

 

The Daughter of Zion is left. The idea of being “left” signifies the survival of a remnant of Jehovah’s people at the time the rest perish. It underscores the dire conditions under which some survive. Word links in the Book of Isaiah identify those who are “left” as persons who return from exile in a new exodus to Zion (Isaiah 11:11, 16),

 

Justice . . . righteousness. The reestablishment of justice and righteousness qualifies Jehovah’s people for deliverance from destruction in Jehovah’s Day of Judgment

 

 

18 In that day five Hebrew-speaking cities in the land of Egypt will swear loyalty to Jehovah of Hosts. One shall be known as the City of Righteousness.b

 

Five “cities” or city-states in the land of Egypt contain covenant communities of people who swear allegiance to Israel’s God in his Day of Judgment. Rather than trust in human measures to counter threats facing the nation, these inhabitants instead turn to their Maker. The existence of a “City of Righteousness” in the land of Egypt alludes to the affiliation of Jehovah’s end-time servant—Jehovah’s righteousness (Isaiah 41:246:11-13)—with Egypt’s covenant communities (cf. Isaiah 1:2638:4-6). As Joseph in Egypt served as a savior to his brothers in a time of evil, so does Jehovah’s servant (v 20).

19 In that day there shall be an altar erected to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt and a monument to Jehovah at its border.20 They shall serve as a sign and testimony of Jehovah of Hosts in the land of Egypt: when they cry out to Jehovah because of the oppressors, he will send them a savior, who will take up their cause and deliver them.

Just as a temple was built to Israel’s God in ancient Egypt by émigré Israelites, so one is built “in the midst” of end-time Egypt, its “altar” denoting both atonement for transgression and consecrated offerings. A “monument” at Egypt’s border suggests a memorial erected by Jehovah’s people who dwelt there. Their serving as a “sign” and “testimony” reflects these persons enduring loyalty in spite of their falling victim to injustices at the hands of oppressors. Just as Jehovah sent Moses in answer to his people’s cries in ancient Egypt (Exodus 3:1-9), so he sends them a “savior”—his end-time servant.

https://www.isaiahexplained.com/commentary/8

 

Forming alliances against Assyria’s aggression—as do Aram and Ephraim (Isaiah 7:1-6)—is to rely on an arm of flesh (Isaiah 20:5-630:1-5), not on Jehovah or on the protection clause of his covenant. Keeping his law and word—the terms of his covenant—provides the only assurance against calamity in Jehovah’s Day of Judgment.