God’s Consuming Spiritual Fire Power is again demonstrated in preserved prayer room saved intact despite devastating fire that destroyed the Bethel Community Church. A miracle happened at the heart of the church when God’s Supernatural Fire POWER saved HIS WORDS recorded in sermons. The Bible says God puts HIS WORDS ABOVE HIMSELF so human fire did not destroy God’s preserved words on tape. Even in the midst of adversity, tragedy or spiritual attacks God always comes through with a testimony of His Word. In this case literally preserving precious priceless sermons that GLORIFIED HIS Holy Name. The father of current pastor passed into heaven 18 months ago and heaven and the angels ensured God’s words did not perish. The prayers of the righteous avails much as proved by the Holy Presence of God in the church. The Bethel Community Church prayer room survived unscathed in the devastating fire which tore through the church. The pastor of the fire-ravaged church said it is “quite incredible” that a prayer room survived relatively unscathed. Worshippers speculated a “spiritual fire” protected the room, Pastor Andrew Cleverly said. Mr Cleverly is hoping to retrieve tapes of his late father’s sermons which are stored in the room. About 95 firefighters and police officers responded on 15 June but it took until the following evening to put out the blaze. A 43-year-old man and a woman, aged 36, were arrested on suspicion of arson released pending further inquiries. An image released from inside the church shows a room and furniture within it apparently untouched by the fire. “Pastor Andrew Cleverly called for the community to “stand up and be strong” after the fire. Mr Cleverly said some of the community had “found comfort” in the belief that its use as a prayer room had shielded it from the fire. It is quite incredible really,” said Mr Cleverly, who got image from engineer. “Said it was left untouched. And there was no fire door, I think it was just a wooden door. “People are taking comfort in the belief that the reason the room was still intact was because of Spiritual Fire which the ordinary fire could not penetrate.Mr Cleverly’s father was the former church pastor who passed away 18 months ago said the room was used to store audio tape recording of father’s sermons. “When it is safe to do so, will to try and retrieve them,” he said. And a special service will take place nearby at Havelock Street Presbyterian Church from 15:00 BST on Sunday. “It will be a special time of reflection and a time to come together,” added Mr Cleverly. “I would like to thank the Havelock Street Presbyterian church which has very, very generously offered us a space for worship.”The Pastor has thanked Havelock Street Presbyterian Church for offering his congregation a place to worship. He also thanked the community and the local businesses for supporting the church. “Sometimes it takes something like this that shows how a community comes together,” he added. The 130-year Grade-II listed Bethel Community Church on Stow Hill in Newport was destroyed after a fire spread from an old nightclub next door. The significance of this true story is at times tragedy destroys physical structures and the material possessions but God helps to strengthen faith and the Spirit of God in believers encourages us to continue by faith because it is well with our soul in Christ Jesus Name. Material things and structures can be replaced but the Spirit of God in mankind is irreplaceable for eternal salvation.
Spend time with those you love is a rich man’s lasting advise to people to enjoy life better!
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In other’s eyes my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize all the recognition and wealth I took so much pride in have all paled in comparison because now life became meaningless in the face of impending death. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. The material things lost can be found. But there is one thing never found when lost is “Life.” And the person fulfilling precious family times goes to places to created fond memories in appreciation of priceless valued lives. If not otherwise years later in operating room realizes that there is one book has yet to finish reading called, “The Book of Healthy Life.” Whichever stage of life in right now, with time, do not wait until it is too late to faced the day when the life curtain comes down. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends and Treat yourself well. Cherish others. Growing older, became wiser and slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 watch both tell the same time in that specified location. Whether carrying $3000 or $3 wallet or handbag the amount of money inside is the same. Whether driving a $150,000 car or $300 car the road and distance is the same so both get to the same destination. And whether one drinks a bottle of $300 or $10 wine the hangover is the same. And whether the house lived in is 3000 sq ft or 300 sq ft, loneliness is the same. You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world. Jesus said that a man’s life does not consist of material possessions.Whether you fly first or economy class, in the plane you both arrive at the same time. You realize, when you have mates, buddies, friends, brothers, sisters, and family you chat with, laugh or talk with, sing songs and dance with or help each whether living north-south-east-west or in heaven or here on earth, That is true happiness!!!
Five Undeniable Facts of Life :
1. Don’t educate your children only to be rich to buy and sell. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the priceless value of life too not just the price of material things.
2. Best words in Bible, “Let your food be your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”
3. Those who love you never leave you because despite 100 reasons to give up on you they find one reason to hold on.
4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.
5. You are loved when born. You will be loved when you die. In between, learn to love God, others and yourself!
NOTE: If you want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Go Far in life you join others go Walk Together!
The Six Best Doctors in the World to help maintain a better life in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life are:
5. Self Confidence and
Great life lessons learnt help us through mace of living in this imperfect world.
*MAKE RIGHT LONGTERM CHOICES*
When younger we make various choices without the future in mind. Sometimes those choices bite in our mid-life. These are some of the things one might regret.
1. *Marrying the wrong person*
When you’re young, check your motives for wanting to marry. Do not marry to copy your peers, for social standing, out of pressure. Ensure you marry for love and companionship, marry the right person, marry your best friend. For if you marry the wrong person or for the wrong reasons, you will have to put up with person the rest of your life. Things might get worse between you two; then depression, physical abuse, affairs, pain, shame, court cases, bitterness defines mid-life years all because you chose the wrong one. Things will get worse when children are involved. Make the right choice of a spouse when you are young.
2. *The opportunities you did not seize*
When you are younger many doors will open, you will get many chances. Many young people let these opportunities go because of fear, laziness, or pride; yet well younger and with more energy is the best time to start a venture and a name for yourself. Some think the opportunities are too big for them. Take advantage of them or one day when you’re older you will want to go back and grab those missed chances.
3. *Do not Burn Bridges*
The younger care little for relationships, what most think about is getting money and moving up ladder of success at all cost. Many use and trample on people to progress, take relationships for granted, messing bonds, sleeping with people for personal gain. These bad actions does catch up with ahead. And realizes how empty life is without love or friends. If you have success but has no one around you or trusts you it’s a lonely life.
4. *The child terminatef*
A young lady if pregnant or scared may take termination option rather quickly thinking in the moment. But when you are much older, you will look back and wish you kept that baby. When you are rich and successful you may wish that child you gave up would be around to enjoy fruits of your hard work. Being a single mother doesn’t mean you can’t make it in life or can’t marry in future.
5. *The child rejected*
Young man, you impregnated a woman, she told you she’s pregnant with your child. You rejected her and baby and ran. Years later you’re 50 something, you will wish you were responsible, you will wish you manned up and became a father to that child. You will see child excel and become an adult but will have no claim to the grown up child rejected from the beginning. You regret being a Dead Beat Dad by choice.
6. *The marriage destroyed*
So you get married to your good fiance; the first months in marriage were good but shortly after, with your money and charm, you started having affairs. You became unfaithful. Spouse begged you to stop, your children started hurting, your marriage was collapsing. One day when you are older, it will hit you how foolish you were to destroy the good marriage you had began to build for temporary thrills in affairs that did you no good. You will realize the damage you caused to your children and spouse.
7. *The God disowned*
When you are much older you become wiser, God becomes more real as you see life in a more meaningful way. But don’t wait to get older to start enjoying a relationship with God. Know God when you are young, build your future with God. Don’t be a young rebel who runs back to God when age catches up.
8. *The body messed up*
You have only one body to live with all your life. The cigarettes, the alcohol you are abusing, the drugs you are taking, the unhealthy food you’re consuming; all that will destroy you slowly. When you are 50 and lifestyle diseases catch up with you, you will wish you took care of your body when younger, that you exercised more; but now the damage is done.
9. *The time wasted*
The time you are wasting when younger in worry, wrong relationships, laziness, being a couch potato, giving excuses and pursuing meaningless things; you will never get it back.
10. *The dreams talents shelved*
Are you talented when young; are there things you love to do and you are good at them? Nurture those talents, exploit them, don’t give up if you encounter set backs, don’t give up on your dreams. If you give up, when you’re older you will look at peers who do what they love and made it and think to self, “That could be me.” Pursue a career, study course you love. Don’t waste years of your life in a field that doesn’t fulfill you.
11 *The name defamed*
When older, a legacy is very important, the value of a name is crucial. You will ask yourself what reputation are you leaving behind? Your legacy is a sum total of your actions since youthful days. The written biography of how we live life everyday counts. When you look back your path and see the mud threw at the name, the shame you attracted and the little value you have added to the world; you will regret.
12. *The wealth thrown away*
Are you riding on good money during your productive years? Earning good money? Don’t throw away that money in clubs, reckless living and wasteful shopping. Invest with money, widen your revenue stream, make that money work for you and keep it safe to take care of you in your older years. Leave an inheritance for your loved ones so will never say “I wish I knew better”
13. *The good love that got away*
Is there that great person in your life loving you good? Don’t push that person away, or else that person will walk out your life and you will never ever find someone incredible and who connects with you all your life. It will torment you to grow older with thoughts of “What if I was still with that person?”
14 *The parents you despised*
When younger, easy to show contempt to parents thinking what do parent’s know? They are old-fashioned, shady and small -minded. But parents are still your parents whether you agree with them or not, whatever their style. Don’t let your parent die separated from you, reconcile and make up. When you get older, you will realize why your parents wanted to be close to you. The older you get, the more you see the priceless value of life. Thanks for reading, quietly send it sharing the journey of life. Appreciate and realize the value of a sister/brother. Check out how it feels for someone who doesn’t have siblings. Realize the value of the past ten years by asking a newly divorced couple how they survived. And realize value of next four years if still in education and graduate with excellence. And realize value of how one year runs so fast. Ask the student who failed final exam how they used their time. Realize value of nine months of pregnancy and ask the mother who gave birth to baby stillborn. And realize the value of one month after the mother has given birth to a premature baby in incubator. Has to wait many months to embrace child. Realize the value of one week for editor of the weekly newspaper. Thousands or millions of copies produced. And realize the value of one minute of a person who missed the train, bus or plane. Realize a value of one second of a person who has survived an accident. Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. Treasure it even more and share it with someone special. Realize valued friends or family members enhance and enrich your love. Bring blessings to everyone you know and Remember, Hold on tight to the ones you love! Have a great week, month, years days, life, ahead. ❤🌹🌹😊
God’s Still Small Voice heard by Elijah in troubled times helped him to make the necessary decision to bring changes to the whole nation of Israel and himself. Rumbling earthquake noises preceded the fires announcing God’s Presence. To hear God’s voice requires listening to a still small voice. Almighty God is often perceived as talking in an exaggerated hyped high pitched thunderous voice of magnitude proportionate to His Size. It is surprising God chose to speak in that still small voice. This means we are to hear God during the quiet and the still moments of life too.
1Kings 19:11-12 ESV / 11 helpful votes
God said, “Go out and stand on mount before the LORD.” Behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. After fire, came God’s still voice whisper sound.
Genesis 7:11 in Bible God’s uses natural phenomenon of earthquakes volcanoes, to accomplish HIS MISSION on the earth and in the heavens. In six hundredth year of Noah’s life, second month, seventeenth day of the month, that day all fountains of great deep earth burst open windows of heavens. The monumental, geological hydrological activity occurred during the flood of Noah. Gigantic earthquakes caused Greatest Earthquakes in Bible in
Holy Land region. Earthquakes caused the year-long, global flood in the days of Noah. God used Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes. Physical cause of earthquake was shifting of adjacent tectonic plates in Noah’s Flood to warn of God’s anger.
Job 9:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes
God shakes the earth out of its place and its pillars tremble;
Luke 21:11 ESV / 348 helpful votes
There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
Mark 13:8 ESV / 224 helpful votes
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
Revelation 11:13 ESV / 177 helpful votes
And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Matthew 24:7 ESV / 164 helpful votes
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Acts 16:26 ESV / 110 helpful votes
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.
Revelation 6:12-14 ESV / 98 helpful votes
When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 93 helpful votes
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Matthew 28:2 ESV / 91 helpful votes
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
Psalm 60:2 ESV / 87 helpful votes
You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.
Isaiah 24:19 ESV / 65 helpful votes
The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken.
Revelation 16:18 ESV / 61 helpful votes
And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.
Hebrews 12:26 ESV / 61 helpful votes
At that time HIS Voice shook the earth, but now HE has promised, Once more I will shake the earth and the heavens.”
Job 9:5-6 ESV / 59 helpful votes
He who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger, who shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble;
Isaiah 13:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.
Ezekiel 38:19 ESV / 51 helpful votes
For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in land of Israel.
Psalm 46:2 ESV / 51 helpful votes
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
Matthew 24:44 ESV / 41 helpful votes
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 ESV / 40 helpful votes
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; .
Isaiah 29:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes
You will be visited by the Lord of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise with whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a devouring fire.
Matthew 24:36 ESV / 37 helpful votes
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
2 Timothy 3:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
John 16:33 ESV / 33 helpful votes
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
1 Samuel 14:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes
And there was a panic in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and even the raiders trembled, the earth quaked, and it became a very great panic.
Matthew 24:42 ESV / 31 helpful votes
Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 31 helpful votes
Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.
Nahum 1:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes
The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.
Psalm 18:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes
Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.
Haggai 2:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes
For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.
Revelation 16:20 ESV / 29 helpful votes
And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.
Matthew 27:51 ESV / 29 helpful votes
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 27 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.
Zechariah 14:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes
And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
Amos 1:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes
The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
Revelation 11:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
Romans 10:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Matthew 24:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Zechariah 14:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes
On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.
Haggai 2:5-8 ESV / 24 helpful votes
According to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts.
Numbers 16:32 ESV / 24 helpful votes
And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the people who belonged to Korah and all their goods.
Revelation 8:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
Matthew 24:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes
And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
Habakkuk 3:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes
He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low. His were the everlasting ways.
Isaiah 24:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes
The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.
Psalm 46:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Matthew 24:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”
John 3:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Corinthians 15:52 ESV / 19 helpful votes
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
Psalm 77:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes
The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
1 John 3:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
Romans 13:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
Matthew 24:21-22 ESV / 18 helpful votes
For then there will be great tribulation, as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
Psalm 45:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
Romans 10:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Numbers 16:31 ESV / 17 helpful votes
And as soon as he had finished speaking all these words, the ground under them split apart.
Deuteronomy 11:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes
And what he did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel.
Acts 17:30-31 ESV / 14 helpful votes
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
John 10:30 ESV / 14 helpful votes
I and the Father are one.”
1 John 5:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Psalm 32:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Acts 3:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.
Ezekiel 38:19-20 ESV / 11 helpful votes
For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the people who are on the face of the earth, shall quake at my presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground.
Job 3:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up Leviathan.
Luke 19:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes
But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’”
Exodus 19:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.
Luke 21:25-28 ESV / 7 helpful votes
“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Revelation 11:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
Revelation 6:1-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. …
John 3:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes
That whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
Haggai 2:6-7 ESV / 6 helpful votes
For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.
Nahum 1:1-15 ESV / 6 helpful votes
An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh. The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; Bashan and Carmel wither; the bloom of Lebanon withers. The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it. …
Psalm 114:1-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes
When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion. The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? …
Revelation 6:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood,
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
Psalm 68:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
Revelation 6:12-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold there was great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among rocks of mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.
Jude 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV / 4 helpful votes
See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
Matthew 27:51-54 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Matthew 24:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
Haggai 2:21-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, and overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother. On that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the Lord, and make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lordof hosts.”
Joel 2:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
Jeremiah 4:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro.
Isaiah 13:9-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless. I will make people more rare than fine gold, and mankind than gold of Ophir. I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of fierce anger.
Isaiah 5:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The anger of the LORD God was kindled against HIS people HE stretched out HIS Hand against them and struck them, so mountains quaked; and corpses were as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this HIS anger has not turned away, and HIS Hand is stretched out still.
Psalm 114:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
Psalm 104:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!
Revelation 16:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.” So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea. The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood. And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say, “Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was, for you brought these judgments.
Revelation 12:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Matthew 28:1-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. …
Matthew 27:54 ESV / 3 helpful votes
When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Matthew 24:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Zechariah 14:4-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes
On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
Zechariah 9:1-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The burden of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach and Damascus is its resting place. For the Lord has an eye on mankind and on all the tribes of Israel, and on Hamath also, which borders on it, Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise. Tyre has built herself a rampart and heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets. But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions and strike down her power on the sea, and she shall be devoured by fire. Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish; Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded. The king shall perish from Gaza; Ashkelon shall be uninhabited; …
Haggai 2:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother.
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Decades of research papers appear in the scientific press clearly showing the correlation between cosmic-solar radiations and destructive geological events like earthquakes & volcanic eruptions. These research papers are supported by statistical evidence that go back hundreds of years. Some research papers have outstanding observed data self-explanatory equipped with correct physics. Researchers could not provide correct interpretation of these data. The reason is the fundamental defects in the basic laws of physics. Since 1967 a study published with the Earth and Planetary Science Letters found that solar activity plays a significant role in the triggering of earthquakes. In 1998 a scientist from the Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science, found a correlation between low solar activity and earthquakes. Another research, carried by Space and Science Research Center in Florida, US, showed strong correlation between solar activity and the largest earthquakes and volcanic eruptions within the continental united states and regions around world. The study looked at data of volcanic activity between (1650 – 2009) and seismic (earthquakes) activity between (1700 – 2009) the recorded data compared with sunspots record (solar activity). The results of study shows very strong correlation between solar activity and the largest seismic and volcanic events, within the continental US and globally. The correlation for volcanic activity was bigger than (> 80%) and for the largest earthquakes was (100% of the top 7 most powerful) versus solar activity lows. The research concluded existence of a strong correlation between global volcanic activity among the largest of classes of eruptions and solar activity lows. With the 80.6% occurrence of large scale global volcanic eruptions taking place (> VEI 5) during solar activity lows and with 87.5% occurring for the very largest (> VEI 6) eruptions during major solar minimums. The last paper read on topic is titled: Explosive Volcanic Eruptions Triggered by Cosmic Ray: Volcano as a Bubble Chamber. The research was conducted by Japanese scientists led by Toshikazu Ebisuzaki. They studied the relationship between solar magnetic activity and 11 explosive eruptions from silicate-rich volcanoes in Japan over the past 306 years. They found that 9 of the eruptions occurred during solar minimum (inactive phase of solar activity). The researchers quite accurate with assumption eruption of volcanoes triggered by cosmic radiation eruption taking place. The mechanism of eruption called bubble nucleation induced by cosmicmuons may not be correct. The process triggers eruption if located deep within magma chamber, several kilometers below surface not 10 m within surface of the volcano. To give credibility to model researchers chose mountain volcanoes. They considered eruptions occurred high above the sea level. Though paper provided clear data shows most destructive earthquakes in 3 centuries in Japan took place during solar minimum. No physical mechanism proposed to explain correlation of deep earthquakes or solar magnetic activity.NASA researchers in 2008 announced a link between electrical disturbances on the edge of our atmosphere impending quakes on ground below was found. So this finding is in agreement with similar studies carried out by space research institutes. Satellites picked disturbances 100 – 600 km above areas later hit by earthquakes. Fluctuation in density of electrons, electrically-charged particles in ionosphere observed, and huge signal detected in time before large magnitude earthquakes strike. Jann-Yeng Liu, from the center for space and remote sensing research in Chung-Li, Taiwan support a link between earthquakes, disturbances in the ionosphere. He examined over 100 earthquakes with magnitude 5.0 and larger in and around Taiwan over several decades. Based on data analysis almost all earthquakes down to a depth of 35 Km preceded by distinct electrical disturbances in ionosphere. Minoru Freund from NASA Ames Research Center, developed a theory based on the above observations. “It boils down to idea when rocks compress tectonic plates shift and they act like batteries, producing electric currents’ in following paper, Air ionization at rock surfaces and pre-earthquake signals.NASA researchers assume compressed rocks release electrical charges which travel upwards into the ionosphere. In reality, however, the opposite is true- the reverse is happening. Fluctuations of cosmic-solar radiations are charging ionosphere. That results in anomalies of geomagnetic field causes the generation of eddy current. The eddy current heats the rocks in the faults and consequently the sheer resistant intensity and static friction limit of rocks decreases. This is the main process trigger earthquakes and volcanic eruption. During solar minimum high energy cosmic radiation penetrates to very deep distance below the Earth’s surface, in some cases a few hundred kilometers. This is reason why most if not all earthquakes during solar minimum are deep earthquakes. The stress on the Magnetosphere during solar minimum is higher because the Heliosphere is weaker and more high energy charged particles can penetrate the solar system. On the average, the flux of cosmic rays is 20% higher during solar minimum. But, if the Sun, is in its highest position in the galaxy-which is the time when the Earth is in its final phase of magnetic field reversal-then the impact of cosmic radiation on both the Heliosphere and Magnetosphere is higher even during solar maximum. At that position Heliosphere is in weakest state due to very intense bombardment from high energy radiations.Relationship between the lowest-highest solar cycles and earthquake-volcanic eruption is supported by overwhelming evidence. Statistical data shows strong correlation between major volcanic activity (based on cubic kilometers of ejected matter), major earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude or more (on Richter scale) and strong solar minimum (grand minimums). In the last two and half centuries major volcanic eruptions occurred during strong solar minimum (Grand minimums): Grimvotn (Iceland) 1783/84 (14 km3), Tambora (Indonesia) 1810 (150 km3), Krakatoa island volcano on Indonesian arc, by Sumatra & Java 1883 (5.0 km3), Santa Maria (Guatemala) 1902 (4.8 km3), Novarupta (Alaska) 1912 (3.4 km3). The only major eruption to occur during a solar maximum was Pinatabo (Philippines) 1991 (between 6 and 16 km3). Similar correlation found in earthquakes. All major earthquakes occurred during strong solar minimums or grand minimums. After solar activity decline significantly between 2004-2010 11 major earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude. in Solomon Islands -8.1(April 2004), Sumatra-Andaman&Indian Ocean tsunami- 9.2 (December 2004), Nias (Indonesia) -8.6 (March 2005), Tonga- 8.0 (May 2006), Kiril Islands (Russia) twice- 8.1 (November 2006 &January 2007), Peru-8.0 (August 2007), Sumatra-8.5 (September 2007), Samoa-8.1 (September 2009), Maule (Chile)-8.8 (February 2010).Scientists are puzzled and cannot give rational explanation why destructive earthquakes took place on grand minimums. Wrong explanation has been given by some Russian scientists. They believe that reduced magnetic pressure on Earth during solar minimum enables tectonic plates to move a little more freely and that would make the release of built up frictional forces between them much easier. But, the magnetic pressure during solar minimum is increasing not decreasing. The stronger is the solar minimum the higher is magnetic pressure. This fact has already been observed. Sensors on board the US Air Force C∕NOFS satellites recorded collapse of ionosphere caused by extreme solar minimum. The bottom line is that all earthquakes and volcanic eruptions-big or small- are triggered by an external pressure induced on Earth’s magnetic field. The Strong Coronal Mass Ejection Flare directed at Earth exerts pressure, that deforms and shrinks the Magnetosphere by as much as 4 Earth Radius (4Re). The pressure affects and impacts the layers of Earth below its surface in different ways. It depends on tectonic of each region. In some regions the tension causes energy to be released in a form of earthquake, while in others it is in the form of volcanic eruption.Very intense magnetic radiation from ultra-dense tiny Stars Magnetars close to the galactic core of our galaxy similar triggered December 26, 2004 Indonesian earthquake. Induce substantial damage to Magnetosphere so intense radiation easily penetrate Magnetosphere, during extreme solar minimum. This energetic increases flux of high energy particles in the ionosphere to several orders of magnitude. The December 26, 2004 Indonesian earthquake was ten times stronger than other earthquakes during the previous 25 years, and was followed 44.6 hours later on December 27th by the detection of a very intense gamma ray burst. It was 100 fold brighter than others in previous 25 year history of gamma ray observation. This gamma ray burst was released from a tiny star located about 10 degrees northeast of the galactic center. Its size is only 20 km in diameter, but it has a mass around 150 solar masses and a luminosity 40 million times than Sun. It releases more energy in a tenth of a second than what the Sun emits in 100,000 years. These kinds of stars can only be formed in the dense regions of the Universe where the intensity of magnetic fields, enormous. Current physics says Neutron stars like Black Holes. Does Neutron Stars exist.Magnetic waves phenomena associated with large magnitude earthquakes is an intense volcanic eruption. A distinctive feature shows lack of understanding of real cause of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It is called earthquake light. Observed since ancient times, unusual luminous aerial phenomenon appears in sky at or near areas of tectonic stress, seismic activity or volcanic eruptions. In the last few years seismologists started taking earthquake light seriously and consider it worth scientific research. Some theories proposed, do not provide an explanation of the real cause of this phenomenon. Observed phenomenon of evidence shows earthquakes, volcanic eruption happen as a result of the stress induced on Earth’s magnetic field which begins at the ionosphere. Development of a detecting system to observe these electromagnetic disturbances, can be established by satellite network system. Early warning integrated system at the ionosphere is extremely crucial urgent requirement to predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It is high time to understand our planet is permanently linked to the cosmos. All interactions and energetic events on cosmological scales affect or impact our planet in one way or another. Energetic events taking place in our galaxy influences the solar system in very short period of time. The physics of isolationism, self sufficient, partially of the misunderstanding of the force of gravity, and discrete notion of probability theory quantum mechanics, theories of relativity (special & general) are serious obstacles that do not allow us to understand our unified Universe. The Universe exists as a coherent entity. It is absolutely unified by the magnetic force, permanently present in building blocks of matter. For this reason, we are not isolated from events that take place on any scale. The impact of energetic events are determined by distance and intensity of those events. Strong blast of supernova or Gamma Ray Burst from the dense regions of our galaxy shakes entire solar system. Impact of energetic explosions are felt instantly as magnetic fields are continuous. Notion of limited speed of propagation of energetic event, dictated by speed of light continues to have a devastating consequences on the development of physics. The last few decades observed so many cosmological phenomena flaw in theoretical concept.
In spite of observations increasing new generations of space telescopes, other detecting observing instruments, on land and in space physicists refuse to question notion of limited speed of light. These observations are enforced in the theoretical concept, by inventing new theoretical assumptions, invention of an imaginary particle, new exotic matter or mystery substance that cannot be detected or observed. Without revising the force of gravity and accepting it as an attractive weak magnetic force that operates between adjacent magnetic fields when the difference in strengths is big (or not zero) without discarding metaphysics or pseudo physics theories of 20th century, progress is impossible. Distortions of the physical reality of the Universe, the theoretical physics of the 20th century affect practical benefits to mankind. Some say GPS works on the principle of special relativity transistor result of Quantum Mechanics (QM), and quantum computer (QC) to be built. But claims scientifically groundless. Go back to the drawing board to revise force of gravity and discard myths of the 20th century physics, to produce most ideal energy source. Modern manufactured technologies used explore Universe in ways beyond imagination of science fiction writers.
Written by Jamal Shrair,
Budapest, June 9, 2015
God created us to make music and use musical instruments to sing. Music is an important part of worship and praise to God. My school on Fridays dedicated the first two hours of school lessons entirely to playing musical instruments and to sing. It was normal school not a music academy so we loved Fridays and most students can sing verses of the songs by heart. The repeated sessions of singing songs ingrained music in our memory. This love of music expressed meant we knew our head’s favourite as this song was played daily. Fitting music is found throughout scripture, joyful therapeutic or healing music brings comfort to the soul. We rejoice in sounds of music and it unifies people of all cultures sharing collection music. This is joy brought to the whole world through most talented family in UK. A 17-year-old became first black BBC Young Musician, six brilliant siblings and the parents who sacrificed everything for them are all noticed too. The seven Kanneh-Mason children by all accounts each musically gifted as the next. Kadie their mother said, ‘I do not want to take from Sheku’s achievement, I know how hard he works for it. ‘But could really have been anyone of them.’Now 19 years Sheku won performer of the year named BBC Young Musician in 2016. The Judges said that his concerto performance in London is ‘electrifying, sincere and also moving.’ The audience marvelled that a young man preparing for his AS exams delivered such great music. Sheku is first black youngster to win title attended the comprehensive school reserve elitist classical musician. To encourage and support him and cry when he broke a string and had to start again were his mum Kadie, dad Stuart and six siblings. This is where Sheku’s remarkable story touches many lives as they were keenly interested in playing musical instruments. His siblings can win award too as two brothers and five sisters: Sheku, Isata, Braimah, Mariatu, Konya, Jeneba and Aminata play instruments to grade eight level. They wakes every Saturday at 4.30am to catch the train to London to attend junior school of Royal Academy. And Konya, 17 Grade 8 piano at 11, violin at 12 won many regional trophies and Jeneba 15 Grade 8 at nine and highest marks in the area. The Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19, from Nottingham won BBC Young Musician. And Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s winning the Young Musician performance came through hardwork ethic, discipline, practice. This talented musician family of all six siblings are equally skilled in playing instruments. This most talented family in Britain, might be the most talented family in the world. Simon Cowell said so when six eldest siblings appeared on Britain’s Got Talent as Kanneh-Masons. This family collection of musical talents shows each plays brilliantly. The eldest, 21-year-old Isata pianist, former Young Musician finalist herself. She studies full-time at Royal Academy of Music, by scholarship paid for by Elton John with whom she performed. She plays violin and viola to Grade 8 standard. In two of her Grade 8 exams she achieved highest marks in country. Braimah, 20, violinist achieved his Grade 8 by age 12. Sheku, first picked up a cello aged six and had his Grade 8 by age nine with the highest marks in the country. Their parents not musical but sacrificed much to ensure children pursue their passions. Sheku and brother Braimah Kanneh-Mason. The really surprising thing is neither of the Kanneh-Mason parents is musician. ‘It started with Isata,’ as the mum Kadie explains. ‘We started her on the piano because she was very bright so wanted to give her something more than just a schoolwork. She was given one piece a week and mastered it in ten minutes. So ‘Isata set the tone and, when the others were born, music practice was normal.’
‘We never set out to produce orchestra,’ adds Stuart. ‘It came as a bit of a shock to us, too.’ Their home is given over to music in Nottingham suburb, detached. They have four pianos,’ says Kadie and three cellos, a viola, four violins. These children, called ‘prodigies’ as three of seven have perfect pitch. At home, four pianos, three cellos, viola, four violins, and children practice two hours daily. Consistency is the name of the game to ensure they are excellent at musical skills. Though talented, their successes are down to ‘hardwork.’ Each practises for at least two hours a day or more if preparing for exam or concert and Isata can play for seven hours. Dedication or passion for music came naturally and so were not pushed. The children love and enjoy music as Kadie said ‘they play like they breathe.’ The parents up at 4.30am on a Saturday, so deeply involved with children’s music, making sure a parent in every audience. Despite the high cost of train fares to music event all attend with their musical instruments. Once on way home, so exhausted Stuart fell asleep at the wheel car went into a ditch. He injured his wrist but thank God none seriously hurt decided to use train, despite costs. It’s a worry money dominates not Mozart or Mendelssohn. Costs of seven musicians in the family is quite daunting. Stuart’s work a business manager on a ‘good salary’ but Kadie, once university lecturer gave up work after child three. High costs means the family does not go on holidays in ten years. Their house of six bedrooms is heavily mortgaged and literally falling apart since every penny of our money goes on music. Have not decorated for years, tiles are coming off the roof. Never buys new clothes does girls’ hair because it’s too expensive to take them to all to hair salon. Car a wreck.’ Sheku able to enter Young Musician contest thanks to kindness of a retired luthier maker of stringed instruments. Frank White’s extraordinary loan of an entire package of instruments for the family, worth tens of thousands include Sheku’s first full-sized cello. Sheku’s amazing genius of musical sound hear Kadie says a broken dial oven emited high shriek Sheku identified note as ‘a very sharp G’ a wasp at window buzzing an ‘E flat.’Simon Cowell called them most talented family in UK when six eldest siblings appeared on Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago. ‘This could not happen if the sponsor did not donate instruments,’ Kadie says. ‘What would we have done without him? What will families do? I don’t know. One of Sheku’s strings cost £80. A cello bow is £2,000. The trains, the sheet music the overnight stays.’ All adds up so some assume they are rich like elite musicians of Royal Academy. Some are talented children from state schools joining private sector as parent with hole in shoes,’ says Kadie making extraordinary sacrifice for the children. Stuart says, we spend money on them as more important priority even if none a professional musician it is still worth it. ‘Playing instrument teaches discipline, self-belief, the importance of hard work. It gives them confidence. As parent, the joy is seeing them play together, or play on stage. They blossom with confidence in every area of their lives. I don’t think we will look back as money wasted.”
Issue of music provision in schools is a ‘woeful, inadequate subject,’ says Kadie. ‘I got free one-to-one lessons at school, I didn’t have a fraction of talent of my children yet not entitled to one-to-one lessons.’ Save for a few small council grants, Kanneh-Masons had no state help but support of schools particularly the comprehensive Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham is vital. ‘It’s a very unusual school, big on orchestras and “normalising” classical music,’ says Stuart. ‘A lot of teenage boys, feel it isn’t “cool” to play an instrument. Mercifully, ours never felt that.’ Meanwhile, race was not an issue for the Kanneh-Mason family until recently. Kadie’s family are from Sierra Leone, West Africa; Stuart’s from Antigua, in Caribbean. At school the children were always part of a mix of cultures. In the classical music world, increasingly aware they were rarities.
There are few more of us now but at the start in Academy, the only black faces were ours,’ says Isata. In the past few years the older Kanneh-Masons have all started to play in Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first professional orchestra solely of black ethnic minority players. Stuart believe change is coming, though, and that his family are at the heart of it. ‘I remember it being a huge thing when the first black footballers played in old First Division. Now look at how many black players there are at highest levels. It takes time but does happen and will.’ Sheku is not only the first black winner, but attended a comprehensive school – unusual in highly elite world of classical music. Sheku is looked up to as a role model for black children especially to help them believe all things are possible with God plus hardwork. Being part of a change is good for orchestra ethnic mix reflecting life in London or Nottingham. The colour of your skin has no bearing on how well you can play.’ Possibly the most extraordinary family watch them whenever you can, so fascinating. Two younger siblings, Konya and Jeneba, are already planning to enter next Young Musician contest taking place in 2018. It is necessary to remember that behind every great success or achievement is a loving, dedicated, supportive family.The Bible says in Matthew 6:25-34, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink or for your body what you will put on. Life is worth more than meat and your body more than clothes. God will supply all your needs according God’s riches in Glory by Christ. GOD PROVIDES NEEDS IN JESUS NAME!!!
This garden invites you to walk through the natural world of scripture: experience the aromas, textures, sounds and tastes of biblical flora. A Holy Land pilgrimage promises to walk where Jesus walked so biblical gardens offer fragrant aromatic smell of flowers and fruits as Jesus did.
The modern biblical garden emerged from unexpected origins. Garden imagery features heavily in scripture, and there is a rich history of monastic gardens, but these gardens trace more directly to early botanical science. A student of Carl Linnaeus spent years collecting plant specimens throughout Levant. Though Frederick Hasselquist died on his journey, Queen of Sweden and Linnaeus saw to publication of his work in 1757, the first major account of scriptural landscape and flora.
As travel to Palestine increased after 1850, natural materials were put to new uses. A popular strategy was to send greeting cards with dried Holy Land flowers attached. The example pictured comes fromAmherst College Archives’ Emily Dickinson collection. Between 1856 and 1886, a childhood friend of the poet sent her a series of “Flower Message from the Holy Land” cards.
Our first evidence of this natural history corpus used in a garden context comes from 1884. The Missouri Botanical Garden (founded 1858), which still todayfeatures a “Biblical plants” section, published this guidefor visitors to locate biblical flora while walking grounds.
The modern biblical garden was fully realized by the 1940s. Eleanor King’s 1941 book was a watershed moment, the first popular book to explain which species to plant, how to cultivate them, as Harris did in 1820s) emphasizing their ability to enhance biblical literacy.