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“Naso” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Naso” (Numbers 4:21 through chapter 7).

And let’s be clear up front. This one, to paraphrase Shaul/Paul, is about the “meat” of Scripture, not milk. And in a world of paganized “xtianity” where much of what calls itself the ‘Body of Christ’ is not even ready for water — and as Yahushua promised — many will be “offended”.

But it is time for all of us to speak His Truth “boldly” – as we ought to.

First, from Erev Shabbat, the overview of the entire fascinating — and even repetitive — Torah portion. This is the longest parsha in Scripture; it contains some of the most critical concepts in Scripture, especially now, and also among the most “overlooked”.

Naso 2016

 alternate link via WayToZion to Erev Shabbat Naso 2016

It is again the Sabbath Day teaching where the Torah portion, and the Scriptures that depend upon it, become such an indictment to a world, even a “church,” which “honors Me with their lips” — but “their hearts are far from me.”

How can we possibly come OUT of something, if we don’t even recognize the whoring and lies that resulted in the Exile to begin with?

 

“What fellowship has whoring with the ‘body of …”another jesus“…’ ?”

alternate link to Naso Sabbath Day teaching

Mark Call – “Kedoshim” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa from the mountains of southern Colorado for a look at this week’s Torah portion, “Kedoshim,” from Leviticus 19 and 20.

What the heck does it mean to be “holy”?

First, the Erev Shabbat teaching, where that question is answered directly, from “beginning to end” of the parsha.  And, this week, current events are a major part of that story:

Kedoshim SSM 2016

 

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark is even a bit more blunt than usual, because the topic demands nothing less. Sometimes if we desire to understand what it means to be “set apart”, it’s very helpful to know, “from WHAT?”

“Practical Holiness”

 

And the urgency has never been more obvious.

 

 

 

Who can make war with the Beast?

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

It is increasingly hard to argue that a major breakdown is in progress throughout most of the world on many fronts…from social norms, to economic collapse , to the multi-front potential for war. History has demonstrated repeatedly that war generally follows economic breakdown, and the world is close to explosion on both fronts.

But there are other things described in prophecy which can truly bring “men’s hearts to fail” for fear.

Several well-known scientists and technology magnates have come forward recently to claim that what REALLY scares them is the possibility, even likelihood, of rogue “artificial intelligence”, or AI, and the potential for autonomous killing robots; literally, AI that decides that they – just like power mad dictators – want to play god.

Meanwhile, the military already has plans and contracts for what they call “LAWS,” for Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (although Lawless is certainly closer to the truth). Miniaturized spy drones called “Cicadas” have already been announced, to destroy any remaining vestiges of places where Big Brother is not already watching, and swarms of killer locust drones are not far behind. Nor are they hard to find in some Biblical prophecies.

And that’s literally just the beginning. The now-obvious “War on Cash” is a clear precursor, and necessary element, of the ‘mark’, without which no one will be allowed to “buy or sell.” Mandated vaccines are openly discussed, along with bio-engineered killer viruses to scare the sheeple into submission. (And CDC even holds the patents on many.) Practice runs for martial law– or conditioning exercises, take your pick – like Jade Helm 15, are on the immediate horizon. And even ‘earthquakes in many places,’ and asteroid impacts, are on the rise.

In so many ways, what seems to be coming for the whole world is beginning to look like the worst science fiction nightmare imaginable…literally a combination of the movie Terminator meets Minority Report, with shades of everything from War of the Worlds to Armageddon thrown in for good measure.

And as a result, people who DO have “eyes to see” and who “know the times and the seasons” may sometimes find the future overwhelming. Even hopeless. And that, clearly, is the intended message, even by design: “You can’t possibly fight it! So, go back to sleep.”

Most people will.

Even the prophecy in Revelation 13:4 seems to ask a similar question. “Who can make war with the Beast?”

That kind of attitude, and that type of deception, ultimately leads to one of just two paths:

Either the path of the Oblivious, to oblivion. Or the path of Obedience, to Him, and His salvation.

The irony of what is happening, and it is exactly what Scripture not only prophecies, but has shown in history, is that the worse things appear to be, the more we must recognize that His Word is true. Furthermore, that He “will do nothing, but” that He first reveals “…His secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)

Just as the most-repeated ‘signature line’ in the Book of Exodus, “ani YHVH,” demonstrated that He is Who He says He is, and will keep His promises, it was also necessary for His purposes that all of Israel see, first-hand, His salvation. And it happened in the most extreme of circumstances!

When the assembled army and chariots of Pharoah looked down on the masses of the tribes of Israel, they were trapped; literally, between the “devil and the deep blue sea.” So far as any “rational observer” would have been concerned, there was no possible escape. Those of the mixed multitude who looked up to the high ground, toward the most fearful military power on Earth, certainly knew that, short of the most incredible miracle they had ever seen (and these folks had already seen a LOT of ’em!) they were dead.

And that was the key. Not just Israel, said YHVH, but even all of the Egyptions, shall KNOW that ani YHVH! The people of Israel, however, were “sore afraid,” and they whined their disapproval. And yet Moshe uttered the most-repeated command in Scripture, “Fear not!” and told them to “see the Salvation of YHVH!

Is there another “parting of the Sea” event in our future?

One thing is for certain. If the Great Regathering described in prophecy is to follow the Great Exile – and many witnesses confirm that understanding – then it makes sense that the Miracle He has planned will be even more impressive, even more dramatic, and even more undeniable that He IS Who He says He is!

Who can make war with the Beast? Certainly not any of us, in our human frailty. But, that same story told us that YHVH is the Master of War!

Doesn’t it make perfect sense, and comport precisely with the Character of Yah that we have seen outlined so perfectly in Scripture, that all of the world will, in His appointed time, see the Salvation of Yah in the way that He has already planned? And that what He has purposed, He will do?

Not one of those sci-fi nightmare movies has the right ending. And we know why.

But what is coming will be “one for the ages.”

I, for one, can hardly wait.

Just how far gone are we?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Just how far gone are we? In what has been called the greatest forensic scandal ever to be – so far – revealed in the United States, the once highly-respected FBI and their crime lab has been forced to admit to perjury on a massive scale:

“…agents and technicians lied under oath in over 95% of cases resulting in convictions about just how cocksure they were that hair from crime scenes pointed to the guilt of the accused.

“Throughout the 1980s and ’90s,”…all this was going on even then.  And now it’s just part of the noise, with scandal and outrage which don’t even last long enough to register before being superseded by the next public betrayal.

Meanwhile, the Woman Who Would Be King, a former US Secretary of State who apparently has successfully gotten away not only with treason, by destroying tens of thousands of likely incriminating emails, seems to be guilty of massive fraud to incredible levels of bribery as well. At least that part is nothing new; she evidently follows the family tradition.

Yet, while this horrific, once unthinkable, level of criminal behavior in government at all levels goes unopposed, and even more incredibly, unashamed, Congress quietly works to encourage even more intrusive “Big Brother is Watching” wiretapping of just about everyone else in the world. (Those who cannot afford Secret Servers, in other words.) And the courts subborn perjury and punish small businesses whose primary crime seems to be an ability to read the Bible, and say “no, thanks” to support for abomination masquerading as Caesar-licensed “marriage”.

There is a common thread here. Although hardly new – after all, YHVH and the Bible have not been allowed in schools for decades, and now not courts or oval-shaped offices either – the utter rejection of God and His Word, as Written, world-wide, is now so extreme that people’s homes, businesses, freedom, and even lives are being openly taken.

And the contrast becomes even more dramatic when we compare what now passes for the ‘rule of law’ in the world with the instruction of Scripture. Let’s start with an easy one:

One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.” (Deuteronomy 19:15)

Well, now that Big Brother knows all, sees all, and listens to all, we don’t need ANY witnesses. But, given the Great God Science, as the FBI fraud made so clear, no alternative witnesses often mattered anyway. However, it is the verses which FOLLOW that instruction that really demonstrate just how far gone we really are:

If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing…

[once he is show to be a] false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother,

then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you.”

Oh, really? So, when “justice” is perverted by false testimony (a concept that was once called “perjury”, before it became what now amounts to S.O.P. *) the oath-breaking “officer” who lied to the court in order to secure the conviction of a “scumbag” should serve his sentence? Fat chance!

Which brings us to this one, that really demonstrates “just how far gone” the Rule of Law really is:

You shall have one law, for you and the stranger who dwells among you.” (Repeated almost verbatim, in Exodus 12:49, Leviticus 24:22, and twice in Numbers chapter 15)

Hardly. Some people, to paraphrase George Orwell’s Animal Farm, are more equal than others.

Perhaps we have gotten ‘conditioned’ to the idea that, as the prophet Isaiah warned against, some would try to call evil, ‘good’, and vice-versa. But it would seem that much of the world has now gone far beyond such garden-variety lies.

Justice, justice you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which YHVH Elohekah is giving you.” (Deuteronomy 16:20)

But there is a sequence of verses in Proverbs, employing a poignant Hebrew form of overstatement, that truly makes clear, “just how far gone we are” when it comes to perverting “justice” with the evident intent of literally treating the Word of our Creator with pure spite. Note that literally every single thing that “Yah hates” has been in recent news, and not only do those who perpetrate such behavior continue in office, but do so with brazen contempt for God as well:

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things the LORD hates,
Yes, seven
are an abomination to Him:

A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,

A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,

A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.”

It certainly looks like some who routinely break their oaths and bear false witness in order to sow discord might want to proudly hold up Proverbs 6:16 and declare “hey, I got a PERFECT SCORE!”

Just how far gone are we?

Far enough that it’s past time to “come out of her,” and declare, as Joshua did (24:15), “as for me and my house, we will serve YHVH.” The plagues are coming, and the season of harvest is near.

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* “S.O.P” – Sadly, an acronym for “Standard Operation Procedure”

Torah portion “Toldot” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Join Mark Call for two teachings on this week’s Torah portion, “Toldot” (Genesis chapters 25:19 through 28:9).

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers the story which constitutes really the “Legacy” of Isaac — the ‘middle patriarch’ — and, quite frankly, lays out more questions than answers.

SSM Toldot 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat picks up on the attempt to “connect the dots” and answer some of those questions, including that most contentious one:

Do the ends EVER justify the means?

 

Join Mark for one of the most controversial, or even confusing, portions of Scripture, and one which is extremely relevant today.

Toldot – Was Isaac right?  And do the ends justify the means?

An open letter to Christian Talk Radio hosts

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Between the Ebola ‘Pandemic Panic,’ (which increasingly looks orchestrated, because what leadership could POSSIBLY be doing such incredibly stupid things OTHER than deliberately?) the march toward WW III, and the continuing slow-motion economic meltdown, it is clear to those with “eyes to see” that there are many plagues close at hand.

More and more somewhat ‘mainstream,’ evangelical leaders are slowly beginning to wake up to the fact that something is horribly wrong, as well. But the rapture hasn’t happened yet, so some suffer from a bit of cognitive dissonance. Can it still get much worse, many are asking?

Ultimately, the answer is relatively simple, and it’s been in Scripture all along. But if you’ve been lied to (Jeremiah 16:19 again) all along by a so-called ‘church’ that teaches His “Law” has been done away with and most of the ‘old’ testament is now immaterial anyway, no wonder it’s hard to recognize just how pagan much of what replaced His Truth truly is.

I recently attempted to begin a dialog with a few well-known Christian teachers who are beginning to question a few of the things they have been taught, and certainly see some of the Big Lies from the politicians and their paid propagandists, but who still have difficulty with the ‘come out of her’ concept. Licensed ‘gay marriage’ and subpoenas of sermons seem to have gotten their attention. It was a call from a listener, asking about “pagan church traditions,” and why do we care anyway, that prompted my response.

Since many others will face similar situations, whether with family or simply as ‘watchmen’, here is a bit of that “open letter,” following my introduction.

Dear XXX and YYY,



While you seem to understand about the pagan origins of Xmas and the Ishtar/Easter, including Jeremiah 10, unfortunately, you fired off a .22 round with your response about WHY we must reject pagan tradition, when Scripture is full of heavy artillery.  Do you think the Father might be just a LITTLE disgusted to have what is arguably the Most Important Event in human history re-named after a pagan goddess?   He tells us, over and over again, how He HATES idolatry. And Bible history shows us why: we are STILL exile for that rebellion.

See the following: 


Deuteronomy chapter 7 (esp. vv. 25-26, the end).
Deuteronomy chapter 12.
And Deuteronomy chapter 13, where He makes it SO clear that those who entice us (be they priests, pastors, or popes) to follow “other gods” are NOT His!  When He tells us “not to learn the ways” of the pagans, or to do the things they do and call it “worship” of Him, He is blunt.  And unequivocal.   We are to hate those idols (Xmas trees, Ishtar eggs died in the blood of sacrificed children, and so on).  
“The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.”

Don’t even bring such an abomination into your house:
Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.                             (Deut. 7:25-26)

And note this, too — the penalty for such idolatry is (among other things) – plagues.  Deuteronomy 28:60-61 even warns that not ONLY will He “bring back the plagues of Egypt” – but OTHER ones, too, even new ones NOT Written in this Book!  I can’t help but think they might even be patented, like Ebola.

That’s obviously just a start.  The bottom line is that we are commanded (Deut. 4:2, Deut 12:32, and the “very last command in the Book” at the end of Revelation) not to “add to” or “subtract from” what is Written.  Yahushua railed at the “hypocrites” of His day (Scribes and Pharisees, etc) for doing exactly what the ‘church’ has been doing ever since! The reason this doesn’t get ‘preached’ is not ONLY that the 501c(3) Whore Church serves “another Jesus, whom we have not preached.”   It’s that they teach that His “law” has been “done away with” – and that’s an even Bigger Lie.

Think of it this way.  If we live in a world which believes that the Creator of the Universe can’t make up His mind, and “did away with” His own Written Law (when He said otherwise, in places like Matthew 5:17-19) —
why would we believe the Constitution, or
ANY law of mere men, would fare any better?


Finally – who is the ‘creator’ of a licensed “church”?   Hint:  Look at the certificate of incorporation; it will tell you.  And it isn’t YHVH, Elohim of the Bible – although it was supposed to be.  The old common law saying is, “if you take the king’s money, you play the kings’ tune.”  Yahushua the Meshiach said, after asking “
whose image and inscription?” that we are to “render unto Caesar what is his.”  Can you begin to see how not ONLY is the fake god of the ‘almighty state’ legally correct in requiring ITS creation to say “how high” when he says ‘jump’, but also that THROUGHOUT Scripture our True Creator and King has warned us OVER and over again NOT to fall into that trap!

“No one can serve two masters, he will love one and hate the other.”

In legaleze [sic] the term is “by agreement,”  meaning, ‘by contract’, and as a consequence of entering into ‘commerce.’  With a little thought, it becomes apparent why we are so rapidly headed to a place where “no one will buy or sell  [again, commerce]” without a “mark“.

EVERYTHING* that is being done to us (just as in Nazi Germany) is being done “legally”.   In the Bible, the story that applies most obviously is Jacob and Esau, who “traded his birthright for a cup of pottage.”  (And, note, “Jacob I have loved, Esau I hated,” says YHVH.)  Ben Franklin warned that “those who would trade essential liberty for a little temporary security deserve neither.”  And we’re there.

On briefly to marriage, His as opposed to the ‘almight state’.

Amerika (with a K) has been licensing “marriage” since essentially the New Deal.  (The history is sordid, and dates to “intermarriage” licensing.  Now that all of Caesar’s sheeple have been made again into slaves, the concept has been extended.)   Again, it’s “by agreement” — NOWHERE in the Constitution is the power (Art. 1, Sec 7,8, etc) to say ANYTHING about marriage or family delegated to the central government.  YHVH the Creator defined marriage, and for man to attempt to redefine His Word is yet another indicator of what is going on; the state plays god.

The key thing to observe is that NOWHERE, not once, in all of the Bible does a “man of God” ask permission of ANYONE but the Father (or fathers, his own and his isha-to-be) to marry.  Not one of His people – from Adam, to Abraham, to Moses and so on – ever goes to a king, pope, priest, pretender, or civil magistrate to ask for permission to do what He ordains.  BUT — if you DO ask permission, and enter into contract before “another master” — beware the fine print!   (It’s called “adherent contracts” in legalese.  Ask “child protective services” whose children the village really owns.)

The same thing goes for “gay” marriage.  Once you begin to ask permission from “another master” to do that which YHVH forbids, why are we surprised to see good called “evil,” and evil, “good”?   There’s much more**  — but perhaps you begin to see the point.  YHVH Himself, and what He ordains, has been rejected — both by the Almighty State and its licensed “church”.

Finally, see the end of the Book of Isaiah, chapter 66.  It has never been more clear:


…Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose
that in which I delighted not.
” (Isaiah 66:3-4)

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* for now.  We’re getting to the point that I talk about as well, where the “two P’s” of PRESUMPTION and PRECEDENT will allow Big Brother to dispense entirely with even the pretense of “agreement”.

Most of us now know Christians who are becoming concerned about the contradictions between what they have been TOLD Scripture says, and what is actually Written. So now is the time to be ready to “give an answer to every man that asketh you,” a reason for the understanding we have, and the “hope that is in you.”

Torah portion “Chayei Sarah” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two teachings on this week’s Torah portion, “Chayei Sarah” (Genesis chapters 23 through 25:18).

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers the story which begins with the death of Sarah, but might also be called a short course, ‘Torah on Contracts 101’.

SSM Chayei Sarah 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat again delves more specifically into how our understanding – or lack thereof – of what the Bible teaches about everything from contracts to servanthood reflects directly on the sorry state of “law” and “justice”. Perhaps plagues is a better word…

TT Cooh ‘Torah on Contracts 101 – and the state of ‘law’ today

Torah portion “Noach” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at parsha Noach and at least one persistent question: are things today REALLY starting to look “as they were in the days of Noah?”

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark again provides an overview of the main points of the entire portion for this week, from Beresheit/Genesis chapter 6 through 11.

SSM Noach teaching 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat focuses on that specific question in some detail, particularly in light of things unfolding today that simply wouldn’t have made sense to Bible scholars of earlier eras.  And what, specifically, does “as it was in the days of Noach, so will it be,” really mean?

 

Talking Torah “Come out of her” teaching – “As it was in the days of Noah…

Parsha “V’zot HaBracha” and Sukkot teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at Scripture related to the end of the annual Torah cycle, and the beginning of the Feast of Sukkot.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark covers the “end of the Book” Torah teaching for Deuteronomy 34 on, and into the Beginning as well, Genesis 1.

SSM V’zot habracha 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat delves into a number of related topics, from the cycles of the Torah and history that to Genesis 3, and the reason why “the rest of the Book” hinges on restoration of right relationship with YHVH.  Again it points to just exactly why THIS may be the most important set of Appointed Times, yet, in our lives. There has never been a more key time to prepare for what lies ahead.

Shabbat teaching – Cycles, Terror, Restoration, and Joy

Time Draws Short

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Scripture tells us that fiat money, not to be confused with silver, or in fact an honest weight of ANYTHING, is an abomination. Deuteronomy 25:16 seems to suggest pretty strongly (by saying “ALL who do such things are an abomination”, too) that we should avoid most of the world’s dishonest currencies. And that, obviously, is far from easy. Surely our Creator did not mean THAT. Given just how pervasive the crooked “money” that is apparently our “only option” for dealing with buying or selling in ‘the world’ has become – what other choice do we have?

 

But perhaps that is just a trick question. Consider how pervasive the internet has become, and how national ID cards, credit ratings, biometrics, and pervasive spying have made what was once called “privacy” – economic or otherwise – pretty much a joke, just like national constitutions and national leaders who think the law applies to them. India is already in the process of instituting a national “mark”; think of it as a “Beta test” for the rest of the world in fairly short order. How long will it be now until no one will be allowed to “buy or sell” without another kind of “mark” – even if they don’t come right out and call it “the Beast”? (Although, given how “in your face” the pervasive hatred of the Bible has become, perhaps that would be no surprise.)

 

And given that it will – just as surely as fiat money today – be the “only option” for buying, selling, and feeding our families – what other choice do we have?

 

But that may ultimately be one of the easier choices to face. Ebola is rapidly emerging as the “be afraid, be very afraid” pandemic that has, and may very well continue, to usher in martial law all over the world, even if the propagandists in many of them will come up with more politically-correct terminology. Perhaps something like “The Police State Loves you, and wants to protect children and puppies. So we’ll shoot on sight and take your last Right.”

 

And let’s not forget World War III. You knew that nothing as trivial as a Constitution, or Congress, or international law, was going to stop the Empire from bombing Syria, didn’t you? And if you’re confused about who “ISIS,” or is it ISIL now? – or Al-CIA-da, or the Muslim Brotherhood is, and whether they’re this week’s allies or last week’s terrorists – don’t worry; that’s by design.

 

History shows that massive currency failures, hyperinflation, depressions, and stock or bond market crashes are generally closely tied to war. After all, the prophet Jeremiah was correct, and the human heart is “desperately wicked..” But the current world debt load is already of “Biblical proportions.” No doubt the aftermath will be as well. And it certainly appears that all of the above crises are approaching their climax in the form of a “perfect storm.” Almost like what Scripture has been warning about will once again turn out to be “right on the money.” Except that the money isn’t right, so the curses too appear to be of Biblical proportions.

 

All of this might sound somewhat negative if we didn’t realize that the REAL God of the Universe (as opposed to those who merely play him on TV) keeps His promises. Without fail. And that even includes chastening those He loves, as a father chastens his son. Sometimes that “tough love” is a real whopper.

 

It would appear that Time Draws Short. Perhaps it is an incredible blessing that His Fall Feasts are almost upon us. There has never been a better time for repentance, and for remembering what is truly important.

 

We can learn to “come out of her.” We can learn – even if it’s hard – to separate ourselves from dishonest money systems, and begin to deal with one another faithfully. And if that system is about to collapse, then it’s about time.

 

We can learn to eat what He says is food, and avoid what is not. Because it brings plagues. And since we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” – with an immune system to fight off not only the “diseases of Egypt” but even those man-made bioweapons that He warned about so clearly in Deuteronomy 28:61 – perhaps we can even choose to trust in Him for our health rather than awaiting the next Miracle from the Elohim of Pharmakeia.

 

We’re eventually gonna have to decide whether we trust in YHVH – REALLY trust in YHVH – or in the ‘gods’ of this world. Those choices will not get any easier.

 

Time draws short.