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Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 - Part 3

Updated: Feb 22

Part 3 

The Tribes of America 

Why is Cedar Lake Illinois His CenterPoint?

First let’s start with defining the name “Illinois”. 

When Americans say “Illinois” today it isn’t the original version, rather it is the French pronunciation of the original word.

The word Illinois is derived from the Native American word “iliniwok” or “illiniwek,” which literally means “best people”. It referred to the 12 tribes found around the Illinois river. 

The 12 tribes lived in the land before  French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle mapped the region’s many rivers and waterways  in the early 1600s. La Salle sailed the river in 1679 and named it after the Native Americans he met who lived on the banks of the waterway. He gave names to different villages and rivers. The 12 tribes each had a village. The villages were led by one Great Chief. The 12 villages had several chiefs who led each individual clan.

The 12 Tribes of Illinois/Illiniwek:

  • Kaskaskia

  • Cahokia

  • Peoria

  • Tamaroa

  • Moingwena

  • Michigamea

  • Chepoussa

  • Chinkoa

  • Coiracoentanon

  • Espeminkia

  • Maroa

  • Tapouara

There is always an enemy, an intruder.

The Iroquois became the most pressing enemy of the Illiniwek beginning in the late 1600s therefore they are sometimes included to comprise 13 tribes of Illinois.  Is anyone else seeing the connection between the 12 tribes of Israel or even the 12 -13 disciples?  Our god is a GOD of patterns. See the pattern? Recognize His design.

History records that it was the French who brought the first slaves to Illinois in the early 1700s. But when Illinois joined the Northwest Territory in 1786, the Northwest Ordinance banned slavery in the state. Illinois slaveholders were divided in its interpretation. Some understood it to mean no new slaves could be brought into the area, and they kept the slaves they already had.

On December 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state admitted to the Union. In the 1800s, the state was populated by American migrants and immigrants from Germany, Ireland, England, Canada, Scotland, and France. Now having entered the Union, the federal government required it to join as a “free state.” But there was an exception. Illinois included “black codes” in its first constitution. Preexisting slave owners were allowed to keep their slaves, and all residents could have indentured servants. The slave population continued to increase. Beginning in 1848, Illinois banned slavery within its own borders although slaves were still found in the state until 1863.

Which is why Abraham Lincoln’s now-famous

“house divided” words, which is drawn from the Bible, was part of his campaign speech delivered on June 16, 1858 in the Springfield, Illinois, statehouse for the Republican State Convention. His law partner, William H. Herndon, considered Lincoln “morally courageous but politically incorrect”.  Lincoln’s response was,

"The proposition is indisputably true... and I will deliver it as written. I want to use some universally known figure, expressed in simple language as universally known, that it may strike home to the minds of men in order to rouse them to the peril of the times.”  

We need to be roused again "to the peril of the times".

Abraham had no idea as he wrote his speech in 1858 that in 2024, just 229 miles (via I-55 S) from his home in New Salem that Elohim Himself would set His mark over Cedar Lake, Illinois, a chosen lake. We believe Abraham’s words will be heard again, but in a far different way.  Moses said  

"But if YHVH brings about a new thing, and the earth opens her mouth and swallows them and everything that is theirs, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised YHVH.”(Numbers 16:30)


What do Cedar Lake and Lake Chinnereth have in common?

Cedar Lake, Illinois, USA

Cedar Lake:

  • freshwater lake

  • 1,750 acres

  • average depth 14 feet -maximum depth of 40 feet.

  • 30 miles of shoreline

  • The northern half of the shoreline is owned by the City of Carbondale.

  • The southern half of the shoreline is surrounded by Shawnee National Forest, which is owned by the US Forest Service.

  • Fed by the Big Muddy River, by the damming of Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Big Muddy River, in 1974.

  • approx. 131m above sea level

  • Cedar Lake has one of the best largemouth bass populations of any lake in Illinois with respect to the total number of largemouth bass and largemouth bass over 18 inches. The largest bass collected in the 2023 spring survey weighed 6.0 pounds.

For those of you who have visited the Sea of Galilee you may have been surprised to see that it is more a lake than a sea.  The use of the word “sea” can also be used as a metaphor for a sea of people.

Sea of Galilee aka Lake Chinnereth or Tiberias :

According to the Jerusalem Talmud, the name Chinnereth is derived from the name of the Chinar trees which grow in the vicinity.

  • freshwater lake

  • approx. 41,000 acres

  • maximum depth 141 feet

  • 33 miles of shoreline

  • Israel and Syria both have claims to the lake.

  • The Jordan River is the primary source of water which are muddy waters.

  • approx. 213 m below sea level

  • It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world


Psalm 1:

 3 He will be like a planted tree over streams of water,

producing its fruit during its season.

Its leaf never droops—    

but in all he does, he succeeds. 

Trees, think trees. A tree is often used as a metaphor for man.

Sometimes we must read scripture literally, while other times we need to search for the metaphors. In The Trees of Yom 3 we showed you graphically the family trees of all the tribes. Their branches all began in the root of Abraham. Now we see that the two eclipses cross over Cedar Lake.

Cedar trees were known as “the king of trees” in areas mentioned in scripture. They grow straight and tall. Their branches spread out horizontally, much like the immigrants spread across America. Yet before there were immigrants there were natives.

In scripture the word אֶזְרָח means a native (one rising from the soil). It can also be defined as a tree, native to the land.  We see its first usage:

Exodus 12:49 “One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.”

So, if America has indeed been the place Elohim chose to transplant His vineyard has the nation given any regard to His words found in Jeremiah?

Jeremiah 17:4 [Young's Literal Translation]

4 And thou hast let go -- even through thyself, of thine inheritance that I gave to thee, And I have caused thee to serve thine enemies, in a land that thou hast not known, For a fire ye have kindled in Mine anger, unto the age it doth burn.

God made it clear:

Exodus 22:21 “You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

3 John 1:5 “Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers,”

James 2:8 “If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.”

James 2:9-10 “but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.”

If you don’t then:

Ezekiel 28:7 "Behold, therefore, I will bring strangers against you, The most terrible of the nations; And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, And defile your splendor.

So don’t be astonished.

1Peter 4:12-13 "Beloved, think it not astonishing concerning the fiery trial,  which is  to  try  you,  as though some shocking thing happened to you:  But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy."

The number of states that experienced totality during the 2017 solar eclipse was 14. The number of states that will experience totality during this 2024 solar eclipse is 15. The combined total is 29 states! 29! We can find various scripture verses that indicate that 29 is a "cutoff" point. But the October 14, 2023 annular eclipse is no less important in sharing the message.

Because Psalm 29 tells us that the voice of YHVH breaks the cedars. 

The annular eclipse on October 14, 2023, went through 29 National Parks. Again, He warns us. He breaks the cedars, YHVH breaks the cedars of Lebanon.  But you might argue America is not Lebanon, or is it?

Psalm 29:4-5

4 The voice of YHVH is powerful;    

the voice of YHVH is full of majesty.

5 The voice of YHVH breaks the cedars;    

the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

Part 4 will include a unique graphic not published before now.

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Cori Stanley
Cori Stanley
31. März

Your research is amazing. Spot on. Anxiously reading part 4.

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