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Is 9/11/13 Prayer Already Prompting Miracles?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 20, 2013

My Note: I can not answer that. But, I am positive that prayers do wonders. I am also certain that the real universal New Year’s Day is September 11, which is celebrated among Ethiopians. For them it’s a very significant Holiday to celebrate the beginning/arrival of the “Day of Salvation”. There are even alternative thoughts that the real Birth Day of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Mother Holy Mary, Saint John, and many others saints, Holy men and women is September 11, Meskerem 1 according to the Ethiopian calendar. In any case, it would be wise if the rest of the world would take notice of the powerful signs that were displayed over the skylines of the great new Babylon city of New York (big apple), on this very day, 11 years ago, and join the Ethiopians in prayer and fasting, instead of conspiring to destroy them. Dark evil powers are out there actively fighting against humanity and against Egziabher The Lord. So, it would do us good, we would be blessed if we spend September 11 dedicating ourselves to contemplations, meditations and prayers. Let’s not forget to fast, specially on every Friday to contain Saudi zombies (Areb = Friday, in Ethiopic).

And they threw dust on their heads and were shouting with weeping and mourning, “Woe, Woe, O great city – in which all those who had ships on the sea got rich from her wealth – because in a single hour she has been destroyed!”” [Rev 18:19] This could indicate what might come in the future, please read the whole chapter.



Could prayer events in the U.S. be behind the revelation of political scandals unfolding in the nation’s capital on nearly a daily basis?

That’s what some supporters are beginning to suggest – albeit quietly

On May 2, the nation observed its official day of prayer – one proclaimed by Barack Obama at the request of Congress. Then on May 8, a special prayer meeting in the Capitol was observed by several members of Congress and former members including House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

A special message was delivered by Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” and the inspiration behind “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” documentary. And now plans are being made for another National Day of Prayer and Repentance on Sept. 11.

Some supporters are beginning to suggest there may be a connection between recent news events and the prayers and calls for prayers.

Talk-show host Barry Farber, who announced his support for the 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer and Repentance on his nationally syndicated program this week was one of those who made the link.

“You’re reminding me of the lessons I learned – and forgot – during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956,” he told WND’s Joseph Farah, who first made the call for the 9/11 event.

“Everybody in Hungary went to bed on October 22, 1956, thinking they were the only anti-Communists left alive in Hungary. By mid-afternoon the next day, there were no Communists left in Hungary. Ditto for those of us who believe in God, endorse prayer, oppose abortion, despise Benghazi lies. Do you realize the extent of the revolution you might be leading? I forgive you if you don’t. It’s all too huge.”

Neither the earlier prayer events nor the upcoming one is meant to be political, but could they have political implications? That’s the question being raised.

Farah says he made the call for the 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer and Repentance out of a sense of frustration with politics and the decline in morality in the country. He suspects there is a connection between the revealing of national “sins” and the desire by believers to confess their own sins to God in unity with other believers.

“The key to this call is II Chronicles 7:14,” said Farah. “This is the prescription of a Holy God for national healing. He tells believers they are to do four things: humble themselves, pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. In turn, God says He will hear their prayers, forgive their sins and heal their land. Honestly, I believe if believers across America do this, we will see miracles. Could it be they are already occurring? I wouldn’t be surprised.”

The 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer has been enthusiastically embraced by thousands around the country, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Chuck Norris, David Barton, Jonathan Cahn, Greg Laurie and even syndicated radio talk-show host Mancow Muller. Recently Farah and a small working group behind the project have decided to give the event a new focus – repentance.

“Since the biblical prescription behind this project is II Chronicles 7:14, we determined, after much prayer ourselves, that repentance is the most important missing ingredient in America today,” said Farah. “God told Solomon that when the nation faces judgment for disobedience, there are four requirements for restoration: humility, prayer, seeking His face and repentance. Prayer without repentance is useless – that’s what the verse suggests. In fact, it suggests the prayers of believers go unheard unless is it accompanied by turning ‘from their wicked ways.’”

Also, significantly, Sept. 11, 2013 is the biblical Day of Teshuvah, which means repentance.

And while fasting is often a good idea as a companion to serious prayer, Sept. 11, 2013, comes just three days before Tishri 10 or Yom Kippur, which is a day of fasting.

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The Whole World Will Soon Use The Ethiopian Calendar

KasSakAccording to the report, all United Nations member counties voted to abandon Gregorian calendar and adopt the correct Ethiopian Calendars.

Starting from Wednesday, September 11, 2013, all countries in the world are going to use the Ethiopian calendar and celebrate the new year Meskerem 1, 2006.

The Reactions

The Germans said, “it is time we start using the correct calendar. We have been wrong all this time and the time has come to the world to follow our lead, start using the Ethiopian calendar.”

Brits are also agreed that the whole world should use Ethiopian Calendar.

The Italians said that Catholic Church is the one responsible to screw the whole world to use the current Gregorian calendar system and made every country use the wrong calendar for more than 1500 years.

An Italians said “ It is time we stop fooling ourselves and start following the real calendar year”.

The Americans are also 100% for it. “ohh…Yeah..New Year. Let’s party!!!” said an American citizen expressing his willingness to start to use the Ethiopian calendar.

However when we interviewed Japanese citizen Mr. Tokyoshi Chigamta, he asked “Wouldn’t it be easier for Ethiopians to start using Gregorian Calendar than the whole world change to use Ethiopian calendar?” He added “What benefit did Ethiopians get from becoming the only country in the world to use their own calendar? Did Ethiopia take loans and decided to change the calendar to pay 7 years later? I wonder what really happened.”

But too bad for Mr. Tokyoshi, the Japan’s government has already indorsed the decision and he has to use the Ethiopian calendar from now on.

In addition to the calendar, all countries will adopt the Ethiopian way of counting hours. The pm and am system is now out and the easy to use Ethiopian time system is going to be used by every country in the world.


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Enqutatash is Ethiopian New Year

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 1, 2010

Enqutatash, Enquan Metash, Babeboch Mehal…Enfineshnesh!

Ethiopian New Year is typically different and unique in the World. Unlike the others, the Ethiopian New Year is closely associated with the nature’s calendar, i.e. phenology of plants.

Enqutatash”, meaning “gift of jewels”, is celebrated each year on September 11 or “Meskerem” 1 according to the Ethiopian Calendar, that fits well with the flowering season of most herbaceous species. Species diversity (richness) and abundance has a direct link to the Ethiopian New Year celebration. Almost all of the species with high social and cultural value are either endemic or indigenous to Ethiopia. We present here the most widely known cultural practices on the Ethiopian New Year using biological resources such as ornamentals, food, drinks and ecosystem services.

The brightly yellow-colored flowers of “Adey Abeba” (Bidens pilosa) are parts and parcels of the New Year celebration in the country. On this New Year, floors of each house in Ethiopia are decorated with fresh grasses, sedges and the deep yellow colored flowers of Adey Abeba.

Other plant species used include bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) for making the traditional bread called “Difo Dabo”, Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) for “Fendisha”, which is a roasted sorghum used during coffee ceremony, Coffee (Coffea arabica) for drinking and also for its excellent aroma, “Teff” (Eragrostis teff) for making “Injera” and others.

The locally made alcohol called “Tella” is also prepared from different types of cereals including maize (Zea maiz), barley (Hordeum vulgarae), sorghum and Gesho (Rhamnus prinoides). Besides, animals are among the major parts of the New Year celebration. Hen used for making “Doro Wot”, cattle (mostly bulls) for preparing the different types of meat sauces, etc. Other products of biodiversity such as milk, butter, cheese, etc. are also among the most important ingredients in celebrating the New Year.

Micro-organisms also play a significant role in this celebration. To mention only few, the excellent taste of “Difo Dabo” (Bread) and “ergo” (yoghurt ) are the direct contributions of microorganisms. In general, many different types of plants, animals and microorganisms are directly linked to the Ethiopian New Year. It has to be noted that the above lists are much far from complete.

The eagerly awaited Ethiopian New Year is most remembered for the beautiful celebration decorated with flowers as well as for the diverse food types. Ethiopia is among the most diverse countries both biologically and culturally. This diversity has high economic and social value and therefore should be conserved.

Happy 2003!


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