GOD EATS EGGS, FISH/MEATS

15688921209301073659835930686689.jpgGod ate meat with 70 elders on Mount Sinai in Exodus 24:1-18 with Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and elders saw God of Israel and lived. They ate and drank magnificent meal. God invited 70 elders imparted with Spirit of God to help Moses. Genesis 1:26; 2: 19-20. God gave sovereign power over the animals permitting man to eat meat as part of Covenant fellowship in Genesis 26:27-31; 31:44-46; 2 Samuel3:17-21. Food is covenant meal in the Bible. In Genesis 3:21 the LORD God made garments from animal skin’s fur for Adam and Eve. The LORD God fashioned garments from animal fur skins and clothed Adam and Eve in Garden of Eden, ate meat. Genesis 1:26; 2:19-20 3;9:4, says eat flesh of animals killed in Paradise garden sacrifice as part of man’s diet but pour life blood to God into ground in Deuteronomy 12:24. God killed animals to clothe Adam and Eve and provided food eaten. God skinned animals to clothe Adam and Eve. God killed animals in Genesis so used the furs to clothe them in Bible. God ate the meat with them and told them be responsible for animals HE created for food. Treat animals well, not to splatter their blood but dig holes to pour blood into because life is in the blood their lives belong to God. God says kill and eat meat provided for food. God told Cain and Abel to hunt and cook meat for HIM in Genesis 9:1-3 so Able did. God blessed Noah and sons told them be fruitful multiply to fill earth eat animals and birds kept in Noah’s ark. Creatures crawling on ground, fish in sea man control and eats. Living things and green plants eaten as food God gives choice to eat meat and vegetables, is personal decision not FORCED on you. In Genesis 18:8 God Yahweh visited Abraham with two angels ate meat together. Abraham took some curds, milk and calf prepared set these foods before them under a tree. Foods Abraham and Sarah prepared are bread, curd, milk, and calf meals eaten together. Jesus ate meat cooked by Martha and Mary, and ate with tax collector. Jesus ate meat Passover lamb with disciples and He cooked fish for disciples at seaside.

wp-1579384711666.jpgIn Leviticus 11:1-3 The LORD told Moses and Aaron,“Speak to the people of Israel of living things to eat among all animals on the earth. Whatever parts hoof, cloven-footed, chews cud animals you can eat. Though God didn’t like how Israel in the wilderness demanded flesh to eat with bad attitude HE provided them with quail to eat in Numbers 11:4, 13, 31 – 33. Eating meat is not sin or God will not send them quail. Jesus ate meat in Luke 24 : 41-43 with His disciples when Jesus asked them, Do you have anything to eat they gave him piece of broiled fish. He took it and ate as they watched him after Jesus resurrected. Jesus cooked fish for His disciples at seaside on return ate together. In Luke 5:3-6 Jesus used boat belonging to Simon asked him to push ashore. Jesus sat and taught crowd in boat. After speaking, He told Simon, “Take boat into deep water, and lower your nets to catch fish.” Simon said, Rabbi we worked all night and caught nothing but if you say so, I’ll lower nets. They caught large number of fish nets tore net call other boats to share fishes harvested. Martha and Mary cooked meat for Jesus eaten with His disciples.20200214_191604wp-1579384729458.jpgIMG-20190829-WA0012.jpgIn Mark 7:19 Jesus said food in the stomach affects not their heart. And in Luke 22:7-15 festival of Unleavened Bread Passover lamb killed. Jesus told Peter and John “Go prepare Passover lamb for us to eat. They asked Him Where do you want us to prepare it? He told them, “Go in city to meet man carrying jug of water, follow him to house he enters. Tell owner of house teacher says, ‘Where is thenroom to eat Passover meal with my disciples?’ He will take you upstairs to show you a large furnished room. Disciples found room Jesus told them prepared a Passover lamb. Jesus ate Passover meal with apostles to celebrate Passover Exodus from Egypt. All who smeared Passover lamb’s blood on door post were not killed by death angel in Egypt.angelofdeath.jpgJesus said He is New Passover lamb of God for eternal life Jesus declared all food clean. Jesus was not a vegetarian as Bible records Jesus eating fish in Luke 24:42-43 and lamb in Luke 22:8-15. Jesus’ miracles fed crowds with fish and bread in Matthew 14:17-21. In Peter’s vision Jesus declared all foods clean including animals in Acts 10:10-15. After flood in Noah’s time, God gave permission to eat meat in Genesis 9:2-3. God never stopped permission to eat meat Christian vegetarian is a choice in Bible. God says abstain from a meat strangled, sacrificed to idols. The Bible didn’t say force your conviction on others or judge them by what they eat or don’t eat. In Romans 14 :2-3 Bible says, “One man’s faith allows him to eat everything but another’s faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not or condemn the man who does for God accepts him. God says eat meat after flood in Genesis 9:3. Old Testament law commanded Israel not to eat certain foods in Leviticus 11:1-47 but never commanded against eating meat. Jesus declared all foods, clean in Mark 7:19. Christian eating meat is acceptable to God who provides food in 1 Thessalonians 5:18. If you eat and drink do it for GLORY of God in 1 Corinthians 10:31.wp-1577100682177.jpgHunting in Genesis 27:2-9 shows Isaac said, “I am old man so do not know day of death, get your quiver and bow in country to hunt wildgame for me. Prepare food for me to eat to give you blessing before I die.” Rebekah listened as Isaac spoke to Esau and Esau left to hunt game but Rebekah told Jacob, “Your father told Esau, ‘Bring game and prepare food to eat, to bless in presence of the LORD before I die.’ My son listen, Go to the flock to bring two choice young goats I will prepare food your father likes so she did, Isaac ate meat from Jacob not Esau. Proverbs 12:27 says lazy do not roast game but the diligent feed on riches of a hunt. Leviticus 17:13 “If Israelite or foreigner goes hunting and kills animals, bird for eating drain its blood into soil and cover it with earth. Proverbs 12:10 says care for animals treat them well even if you eat it. In Numbers 22:31-32 the LORD’S angel standing in road held sword in hand Balaam bowed to ground. The angel asked Balaam, “Why did you hit the donkey three times, donkey stopped you being killed treat animals kindly even if they work for you.A5dr.gifIn Romans 13:1-3 God gives power to rule by government with God’s commands do right thing to honour rules free of fear of man do what God says is right. In 1 Samuel 17:34-36 says David told Saul, “Your servant keeps sheep for his father kills lion or bear that took lamb from flock, struck, delivered out of his mouth by bare hands. Your servant struck down lions and bears uncircumcised Philistine will be like them for defying army of the living God. Solomon’s sacrifice moved God’s heart in 2 Chronicles 7:5-9 the 22,000 cattle, 120,000 sheep sacrifices to the LORD God. Solomon in 1Kings 3:2-8 sacrificed 1000 sheep as people worshipped God in Israel at Gibeon, returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord’s covenant and sacrificed burnt offerings to God. And in Matthew 3:3-4, John, “A voice cried out in desert ‘Prepare the way for the Lord make his paths straight wore clothes of camel’s hair and leather belt on waist his diet was locusts and wild honey and wore carmel fur. God’s law commands approve eating meat. God created humans and creatures for HIS purpose on earth. So social media needs God’s accurate biblical knowledge not radical negative emotions. Plants and vegetables are living things too harvesting fruits, seeds, berries, roots and potatoes, leaves deprives trees or orchards of their fruitful produced reserved stocks.William_Holman_Hunt_-_The_Scapegoat.jpgLamb sacrificed to God in Bible on altar and scapegoat set loose bear sins of people until Jesus died to set people free from sin. Every beast on earth and bird of the air everything creeping on earth with breath of life is given to eat and green plant for foods in Genesis 1:30. Daniel did not defile himself with food sacrificed to idols or wine asked to be given vegetables to eat and water to drink for few days eats Passover lamb. After ten days they appeare better and fatter than all the young men eating pagan foods in Daniel 1:8, 11–12, 15 Daniel refused to eat meat and the wine sacrificed to gods and idols was not vegan. Jesus returns to reign on earth the wolf and lamb will feed together so lion eat straw like ox but serpent’s food will be dust so not hurt or destroy on MY HOLY mountain in Isaiah 65:25. After Rapture and restoration of earth in the New Jerusalem creatures will be Very Very Good again perfect, death is conquered and vanquished in resurrection. So animals not hurt again because of curses from God it meat for food. Eve, Adam lived with serpent didn’t hurt them until after sin and curses. God clothed Adam and Eve with animal fur in Garden of Eden Paradise in Genesis 3:21. In Leviticus 1:6 priest given all animal skins and meat cuts in 1:3-9 performing Levitical duties. Animal hides are given to priests in Leviticus 7:8 as God’s Covenant clothing for Adam and Eve covered with fur on body.20190904_192054.jpgGod says the watch ants learn wisdom from them. Global warming impact worse rethink buying questioning eating animals, wearing leather and fur. Animals fur ethic dilemma questioned but agrees Eskimos depends on seal animals not in danger of extinction and none of the animal is wasted. The animal is put to good use accepted and consumed by them. Pasture cultivation of animal manure replenish the soil to grow crops. Many types of animal products protect weather element fashion clothing affects the climate change weather danger to life. Society fills landfill wasting prime land with good food rubbish. In cold countries clothings needs to protect elements use leather, fur animal products as viable natural productd. The environmental matters of water, food, clean air sustainable fashion product of production processed not harmful if biodegradable. The animal skins, leathers, furs use natural chemical process, finishing textiles, urine and natural organic dyes. A high-quality fur coat, leatherbag last generations compared to synthetic lifespan.faux leather, wear leatherLeather, fur have no viable alternatives that are biodegradable. Synthetic faux fur fake ‘leather’ biodegrades 50 years longer than a treated leather 5 years biodegraded. Plastic particles in soil in oceans and inside fish but genuine leather fur process proves real fur biodegrades faster than fake “faux” results more dramatic than is expected. Synthetics petroleum by-products are not renewable resource causes extraction and transport problems. God’s animals are renewable, so sustainable and God said kill and eat as lion and bears kill and eat. Extinction caused by destroying habitat of birds, bees or animals worse since veganism globalism alternative. Almonds milk drinks produces greenhouse gas effect than the plant-based milk. Vegan options have drawbacks of their own as an average person eats 2lb (900g) of almonds each year more than other countries in US almond milk sales grown 350%. In the past five years reached $2.2bn, over four times that of plant-based milk. Damages trees and carbon cycle. Versatility of almonds in foods Richard Waycott, president, CEO of Almond Board of California advocacy organization, represents majority of farmer’s enormous orchards loss can’t function without bees in agricultural honeybee. The late 20th century titanic shift taking place is depriving nectar bees from transporting pollen. Birds and insect suffer from deadly truth behind your almond milk obsession damaging the earth. Some birds have monogamous loyal partner for life caring for young’s places abandoned. Male sea horse gives birth to babies is a life lesson to the righteous to treat animals right in mercy. The greedy evil wicked are cruel to animals like Baalim says Proverbs 12:10. God gives animals food so young ravens fed when they cry in Psalms 147:9. Farmers take care of animals calm them producing better foods for good return on investment. God in covenant with wild animals, birds of the air creeping things on earth, ground to abolish bow, sword, war from land, lie in safety in peace with mankind in the New Jerusalem. Hosea 2:18, after Armageddon war Jesus comes to rule perfect earth with eternal life. This is time mankind restore to God to relate in peace with animals. Do not  misquote Bible to justify personal choice decision imposed on others. How long will the land mourn and grass of fields wither by greedy wicked exploit of animals, birds but people think God is blind to their evil ways in Jeremiah 12:4. Change will take place in man made use of resources but does not mean stop eating meat. God provided Adam with all kinds of animals named told to kill and eat in Garden of Eden.downloadfile-59.jpgGod sent Seed Jesus to crush serpent’s head to defeat death. Mugabe said if the Chinese were in the Garden of Eden they would eat snake to shut it up for good to stop sin entering the world. But Jesus did better job of letting snake live to face the consequences. God cares for sheep and five sparrows sold for two pennies not one forgotten in God’s sight in Luke 12:6. God’s righteousness like mighty mountain, judges deeply to save humans and animals, treat all well Psalms 36:6. Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy in Matthew 5:7, treat animal well for food. People fight for rights of animals must know God will judge those who reject Lord Jesus, fed to animals as lions ate Daniel’s enemies; Jezebel eaten by dogs without burial. In Bible animals eat people God slaughters during HIS winepress wrath judgment in Armageddon and eaten by birds and fowls in Gog and Magog wars in end times. Genesis 37:20 says, Come and let us kill and throw him in pit and say, wild beast devoured him to see what becomes of his dreams people fed to animals. In Genesis 37:33 examined it and said, my son’s tunic a wildbeast devoured him thought Joseph was torn to pieces saw animal blood. In Genesis 40:1 in three days Pharaoh lifts head to hang on tree birds ate his flesh. In Deuteronomy 28:2 carcass food fed birds of sky and beasts of earth no one frightened them away.wp-1578221519740.jpgEzekiel 32:4 God left dead crushed by Jesus on land, fields cause birds of heaven to feed beast of earth with their flesh. In 1 Samuel 17:44 David, flesh feed birds of sky, beasts of field. In Ezekiel 29:5 God abandoned in the wilderness fish of rivers on openfields not buried, given food to beasts of earth and birds of sky. Ezekiel 39:4 says on mountains in Israel is food to birds and beasts of field. 1 Samuel 17:46 says LORD delivers in hands to strike dead bodies army of Philistines, birds of sky, wild beasts of earth to know there is God in Israel. Ezekiel 33:27 says, ‘Thus says the LORD GOD, “Those in waste places fall by sword and open field beasts devoure and in strongholds and caves die of pestilences. In Jeremiah 12:9 God’s inheritance given to birds of prey against them on all side gather for beast of field to devour. In 1 Kings 14:11 all belonging to Jeroboam die in city so dogs eat or die in fields the birds of heavens eat the LORD says. 1 Kings 16:4 those of Baasha who die in city dogs eat in fields birds eat. 1 Kings 21:24 Those belonging to Ahab, who die in city dogs eat and all who die in fields birds of heaven eat. In 1 Kings 21:19 speak to Ahab, ‘Thus says the LORD, “you murder and took possession in same place dogs lick blood of Ahab.” In 1 Kings 22:38 they wash chariot by pool of Samaria dogs lick blood. 2 Kings 9:10 says Dogs ate Jezebel in Jezreel so none buried as the queen of the nation.1561426269894954926595381606762.jpgOn mount Carmel Elijah sacrifice animal to God accepted fire came from heaven on his offering on altar, idol worshipers of Jezebel slaughtered. In 2 Kings 9:36 word of LORD said Elijah the Tishbite said, ‘In property of Jezreel dogs eat flesh of Jezebel. In Ezekiel 39:17-20 the LORD GOD says to birds, beasts of field come from seas to great sacrifice on mountain of Israel eat flesh, drink blood, eat flesh of mighty men, drink blood of princes of earth rams, lambs, goats bulls fatlings of Bashan. “Eat fat and drink blood until drunk from sacrifices. In Revelation 19:17-18 angel standing in sun cries out with loud voice to birds in heaven assemble for a great supper of God to eat flesh of kings, commanders, mighty men and horses, all who sit on them, flesh of all men, free men, slaves small and great. In Revelation 19:21 Those who reject Jesus killed with sword from His mouth as He who sat on white horse and birds filled with their flesh. Isaiah 56:9 says beasts of field forest eat flesh. Psalm 68:23 says those slay in blood dogs get portion of enemies. In Jeremiah 7:33 dead bodies of people is food for birds of sky and beasts of earth no one frightens them away. In Jeremiah 16:4 their death of diseases not lamented and is buried as dung on ground end by sword, in famine, carcass food for birds of sky beasts of earth. In Jeremiah 19:7 God makes void counsel of Judah and Jerusalem carcass food for birds of the sky and beasts of earth. In Jeremiah 34:20 God gives into hand of enemies dead bodies as food for birds of sky and beasts of earth. In Ezekiel 34:8 LORD GOD says MY flock, prey for beasts in field lack shepherds search for flock, shepherds feed themselves didn’t feed MY flock. In Ezekiel 34:5 they are scattered for lack of shepherd as a food for beasts of field. Psalm 79:2 dead body food for birds of heavens and beasts of the earth.IMG-20190925-WA0008.jpgDaniel 7:5 Another beast like bear three ribs in mouth between teeth said, ‘Arise, devour meat. In Judges 14:14 out of eater something to eat of strong came something sweet told riddle in three days. In 1 Kings 13:28 a dead body thrown in road with the donkey, lion beside body did not eat body or tore donkey. In Ezekiel 34:28 They will not be the prey to nations beasts of earth not devour them live none will make them afraid. In Ezekiel 35:12 Know the LORD heard all spoken against the mountain of Israel think they are desolate given for food in vain. In Ezekiel 39:18, Eat flesh of mighty men drink blood of princes of earth as the rams, lambs, goats, bulls of Bashan. In Ezekiel 19:3,6 She brought her cubs and He is a Lion to tear prey to devour men. 1 Peter 5:8 says Be sober in spirit and be vigilant as the adversary the devil prowls like roaring lion seeking those to devour. In Revelation 12:4 his tail swept away the third of stars of heaven threwn to the earth. The dragon stood before woman gives birth to devour her child. In Revelation 17:16 Ten horn beasts hates harlot make her desolate, is naked eats her flesh so burn her with fire. Veganism driven by new age pagan thinks mankind reincarnate as animals so ‘killing’ fellow animal beings is not in Bible and true Christianity. Evolution misguides people to think humans evolve from animals not true. God creates all mankind in HIS OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS AND SAID HIS CREATION IS VERY VERY GOOD in Bible in Genesis. God created a whole Adam and Eve so didn’t evolve in stages as evolution says. Mankind fell into sin but God provides the Seed Jesus to restore mankind to God. So God demands animal sacrifices on the altar in His Temples many generations since Cain and Abel, and Solomon’s highest number animal sacrifices pleased God in Bible to visit him in dreams on many occasions. You are highly valued by God to eat well to get nutrients in body. Many people lack vitamins and essential minerals necessary for healthy growth and development. Wild fires confirm mankind’s climate damage consequences so millions of animals die, petrol leaks kills fishes, whales birds in seas globally. Earth is destroyed and damaged but not exclusively by meat eating. Close-up of RikkiOceans are polluted by plastics in areas of 100% natural recycling zones losing islands paying price for luxury of West. Extreme actions don’t convince or bring change but its vendetta conflict battle between religious beliefs and new age animism. Vegan is good if adult decides but nursing mothers need to feed dietary requirement the children need growing up. Ethical animal production need education to treat animals right God says if even for food. Many fight for animal rights hardly care about how they treat the fellow humans. Its freedom of choice to exercise a right to eat meat or not to eat meat and God gave laws in society permit personal choice to kill animals to eat to ‘save’ earth from too many of them. Personification of an animal is why slaughter seems against animal life. People defend animals but trained experts deal with animals humanly not a paradigm shift rebels fighting for animals is necessary to understand God’s view as the creator of animals handles it appropriately. Processes takes years of training to qualify to ensure meat products are safe to eat. Meat industry is educated in proper ways to process meat ethically according to the Bible. Those who do not eat meat cannot decide whole world must stop eating meat. Life does not work that way as Bible shows Daniel had CHOICE to eat meat but he didn’t force the nation to stop eating meat. In Exodus, when Israelites demanded meat in a desert wilderness they complained against God to return to slavery in Egypt. God gave them meat but punished them for arrogant demands not because he banned them eating meat. After settling in Canaan they eat the Passover lamb for over 3 thousand years Moses instituted from God.A close-up of RikkiDeal with your meat eating choices at home from cooked foods. And business must take into consideration to cook vegan meals for non meat eaters. It doesn’t need to be turned into argument bake cake without milk, eggs. Learn to tolerate individual differences not dictate how other’s household is run. Soya  milk production destroys the environments and forests are cut down to plow lands for soya beans. Cattle eats grass so carbon cycle properly helps the food chain. Vegan society food brands big market interest in cities and internet searches are of noticeable increase in online. Citicisms of veganism is sensitive, public is outraged to provide vegan menus. Kitchens asked in advance to get ingredients cater for vegans. Attitude towards others is important so its not your way or high way. Research shows supermarket chain provide veganism products most popular and 18-34 year olds enjoy varities of choices available.Rikki clashed with vegan activist Joey Carbstrong on the showEating meat part in balanced diet means soil enriched by variety avert intensive farming. Fast food business has detrimental effect on environment debates show extreme plastic material of death of animals. Gory images of animals manhandled must educate people in God’s correct process in Bible. Veganism options ensure animals cared for but those with strong sentiment act like animals are humans killed. Don’t be stuck in your ways, to condemn meat eaters scarred for life by bitter revenge anger so change. Live and let others live for they do not force meat down your throat do not force to eat meat if over 18 years you make choice to eat freely what you prefer. Traditional foods as hamburgers grilled gets rid of fats. Burger recipes can be made healthy to eat. If vegan and non-vegan meals eaten at home plan menu, traditional chef must not feel slighted if meat not eaten. Do not force it on them adjust your portions and provide their vegan menu. Veganism is whole life change health needs considered if stopped eating meat. To stop killing animals is good but do the vegans campaign against killing human beings? Don’t force on other people to bother them request a vegan meal. Non-dairy milk with Dan in the backgroundStatistics show veganism popular with some younger people unappealing to community depending on meat or furs if only resources available. Asda and Greggs,”among others provide vegan foods. Local cafe owners start vegan options and breakfasts ask or prepare own foods. Vegan message reaching people turn off by hardline tactics violence in news, damage to property, shaming diners in siege of vegans vrs meat eaters.” People arguing must understand choice to respect others, if vegan don’t show video killing animal shock factor to make people think they will not eat animals. Fiery vegan’s aggressive attitude is not diet its whole life concentrated on being vegan. Dietary needs of allergies and health needs met if vegan choice is given to decide what you eat. God provides food for people to choose what to eat in Bible so study word of God to educate yourself before you decide to eat or not eat meat. In Matthew 3:11 John the Baptist said, “I baptize you with water but one coming after me is stronger and his sandals I am not worthy to tie his laces will baptize you with holy spirit and with fire in Mark 1:7. Jesus wore leather sandals laced.Ancient Biblical Jesus sandals

Leather Sandals, Purse, Bags in the Bible 

In Bible sandals is important item Solomon said, “How beautiful is your feet in sandals” in Song of Solomon 7:1. God clothes with the garment and fine leather sandals, fine linen clothes of costly garments in Ezekiel 16:10. Jesus sent twelve disiples two by two and he gave them authority over all unclean spirits told carry nothing on trip except staff, so no bread, food pouch, no money in their belts  to put on sandals not to wear two garments in Mark 6 7-9. In Luke 15:22 the father said bring robe, clothe him and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.” In Acts angel said, “Get dressed and put on your sandals, garment and following me.” 40 years in the wilderness, your garments and your sandals didn’t wear on your feet says Deuteronomy 29:5. Ancient sandals made from flat sole of leather, wood or fibrous material strapped to feet by laces from natural leather straps in Bible times are durable and comfortable. Natural leather essential for living without transportation people walked days, months and years. Israelites walked 40 years in the desert wilderness. God’s people traveled by foot to Jerusalem 3 times a year and Jesus’ disciples traveled ancient world to proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom. So leather sandals was very important. The resources were limited. Leather is sourced locally and processed in natural environments.

JESUS HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN

IMG_20200629_52973 Jesus said in John 1:51 heaven will open and angels of God ascend and descend on the Son of man. Salvation lift off is in the Son of God to gain entry into heaven by accepting Jesus. The way of salvation is provided and revealed through Jesus’ work already done. When Jesus comes in the clouds angels surround Him and busy up and down working with Jesus as God’s messengers. Jacob’s ladder was an emergency rescue mission to protect and save his life on his journey. The end time journey of the citizens of heaven in Christ begins by appearing of Jesus. The long awaited return of Jesus in clouds is to get to heaven through Jesus’ as ladder only one way to heaven God provided. A way into heaven set up in Jesus a ladder to heaven. God’s appointed way is Jesus Spiritial ladder only way in the endtime ascension to heaven. Bible says believe in Jesus in 1 Peter 2:6 to be informed to make wise choice. The Lord Jesus Christ in John 1:51 to heaven symbolize ladder rungs to heaven. Jesus Christ is chosen by God to raise you to heaven into God’s Presence for your eternal joy and bliss.IMG_20200629_35392
heaven-road-angel-salvation-clouds-baiyunJohn 14:6 says Jesus is the way, the truth and the life no one comes to the Father except through Jesus Christ. Jesus did all the work required by God for salvation by shedding his blood for us at Calvary Cross. All you need to do is to believe in Jesus and accept as Lord to receive what Jesus did for you. In John 6:29 Jesus said He did the work of God. Believe in Jesus sent by God to earth to forgive your sin. Greater love has no man than these for a man to lay down his life as a ransom for many. Jesus is so perfect and did not need to die for his own but did the will of God to obey our Father. Jesus is only way to heaven. He came from heaven above to earth to save us. In John 4:34, Jesus said He did the will of God and so finished the work God assigned to Him. The choice is yours do your part receive God’s free gift offer to you in eternal life in Christ Jesus. It is appointed to die but after death there is judgement. God will judge un/believers. So believers become children of God forgiven of sin saved in Christ. All unbelievers who reject Christ will face punishment wrath of God for sin. Jesus takes away all sins but all who reject Jesus will pay for their own sins.IMG-20200629-WA0018851f4172e4d423dcbf028d8a5b3a2810IMG_20200629_43501IMG_0161IMG-20200629-WA001920200630_00214920200629_135838Make an informed choice to be saved in Christ, you don’t want to suffer on earth and perish in hell fire. Take time to deal with pain to properly come to term with feelings of loss. Time to grieve may take months or years after the death of loved one. Each deals with grief differently so take time to reflect on life and deal with anger, denial and guilt to come to terms with loss. Adjust to life to accept pain of loss helps heal after grief. Loss of loved one is not end of your life so your loved one does not deprive you of life. Mourn with hope and be happy joyful again not to blame those dead for your misery for the rest of your life. And take your grief, pain and disappointment to the LORD God Comforter to comfort you through the Holy Spirit. Tell God about the anger of loss or feeling of helplessness unable to prevent death. Focus, trust and have faith in God’s love and obey God. Praise God as Job 13:15-16 in Bible says even if God slays turn for Jesus He has words of eternal life. If IN CHRIST even if you die you will live eternal resurrection life to meet all loved ones in Jesus Name. Your living testimony models faith in times of loss. Take your deepest pain and darkest despair broken heart to Jesus. The blood of Jesus cleans spiritually death loss and heals. Be healed allowing Jesus’ river of living water to flow freely in your soul and inner being. To restore relationship with Adonai who experienced pain and understands you. Jesus Messiah impacts eternity helping to bring your testimony in blood of the Lamb. The Lamb of God in midst of throne our shepherd guides to springs of living water. God will wipe all tears from our eyes in Revelation 7:17 in the Bible.

It’s a Highway to Heaven
it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s highway

If you’re not walking
Start while I’m talking
walking up the king’s highway
Christ walks beside you
angels will guide you
when you’re walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s highway

My way gets brighter
my load gets lighter
cause I’m walking up the king’s highway
and you’ll pick a blessing
and there is a blessing
when you’re walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s
walking up the king’s
walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s
walking up the king’s
walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s highway

it’s a highway to heaven
none can walk up there
but the pure in heart
it’s a highway to heaven
walking up the king’s
walking up the king’s
walking up the king’s highway

There’s a light in the window
The table’s spread in splendor
Someone’s standing by the open door
I can see a crystal river
I must be near forever
See, I’ve never been this homesick before
I see the bright light shine
It’s just about hometime
I can see my Father standing at the door
This world has been a wilderness
I’m ready for deliverance
Lord, I’ve never been this homesick before
I can see the family gather
Sweet faces, all familiar
And no one’s old or feeble anymore
And my lonesome heart is cryin’
Think I’ll spread my wings for flyin’
See I’ve never felt this homesick before
See the bright light shine
It’s just about hometime
I can see my Father standing at the door
This world has been a wilderness
I’m ready for deliverance
Lord I’ve never been this homesick before

A VIRGINITY CLOTH IN BIBLE

f5dc2606acdd56b91ff20ab382d4b558.jpgIn Deuteronomy 22:13-21 in Bible father presents evidence his daughter is virgin on her wedding night. This evidence is proved by “virginity cloth” shown to all elders and is kept by bride’s family. God instructed all families to do so to protect their daughters. The Bible says if after a man marries a virgin but in future tries to berate her virginity cloth is brought to REMIND him their virgin daughter was deflowered by him. The public sees cloth on wedding night as witnesses to testify if the husband tries to insult her family their daughter was not pure. In oral tradition societies the elders see it as proof so virginity cloth token testifies against the husband trying to put away his wife on the grounds she was not a virgin. They also fine that husband for blackmailing his wife and his in laws. In such communities if the man gets rid of  his wife with/out children they are seen as “second hand damaged” goods. Most men want only virgins to marry though they sow their wild oats creating double standards. These are men allowed to run wild but their women must be virgins. It is such double standards that makes those men want young children as wives considered pure and so young, not slept around. In communities where marriage was often the only way out for women to become productive members of society a father watches daughters 24/7 chaperoned by family to maintain the dignity of family not to disgrace the family honour. bible-ancient-jewish-marriage-chuppah-proof-of-virginity-cloth-canopy-bed-modern-jewish-wedding-ceremony.jpgTraditional societies DO NOT DATE they marry. Liberal societies promote right to sex from 16 years onwards by a mutual consent without MARRIAGE strange to traditional communities. Sex education in schools or social media culture online of people in different places have their opposing views. Liberals feel traditional societies deprive people of the freedom of choice to enjoy sex without strings. To traditional societies liberals seem as promiscuous so treating people as their objects of sexual gratification disposed of for another. So fathers watching their daughters seem cruel kill joy depriving daughter from exploring the varities of men to chose the right one as husband. Without understanding of this Biblical origin of virginity cloth token its easy to condemn or judge those exercising their Godly duty of care required to protect virgin daughters. Liberal secular society views it invasion of privacy of women but don’t realise it is a sound Biblical doctrine of God to protect all societies. Women not wanted after husbands take a younger trophy wives are abandoned. Children from families suffer neglect as consequence but society promotes free sex but does not support children born out of wedlock. Inadequately provided for and treated as second class citizens. Liberal promote indulgence free sex but not same zeal dedicated to taking care of the children treated as commodities.downloadfile-26.jpgA woman violated is forgiven by God so to be married to perpetrator because in such cultures nobody wants to marry her if her past is known. It was to teach men they could not get away from their trespassing to get married to another virgin. This was the case of Dina Jacob’s daughter when they tried to marry her but the family felt disrespected. Sought revenge instead in Genesis for rape and killed the men, destroyed whole village. Her violation by Shechem, Canaanite or Hivite prince is subsequent vengeance of her brothers Simeon and Levi. Rape of Dinah in Genesis 34:1-34 echoes the revenge killing by Absalom for rape of his sister Tamar by King David’s son her half brother Ammon. Tamar, tricked to bring food to eat was not married by him. Tamar raped in 2 Samuel 13:1-22 in Bible is daughter of King David. And Absalom killed Ammon in 2 Samuel 13-23-38 for rape by half-brother Amnon two years later. Absalom at Baal Hazor near border of Ephraim invited all the king’s sons to come there with Ammon killed at the party. Absalom Hebrew: אַבְשָלוֹם, Avshalom, “father of peace,” in Bible, was third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. 2 Samuel 14:25 says he is most handsome man in the kingdom. Societies that practice the virginity cloth Biblical tradition exist today so keep the cloth just in case its needed as proof. ca676458e30c312f3641b8f343900764.jpgIn Deuteronomy 22:17 it’s evidence used to challenge a husband discrediting her family. When he goes around saying she is not a virgin so wants to divorce her a family brings the tokens of a daughter’s virginity. And spreads the cloth before elders of the city. The words in verses 14, 17 and 18 bətûlîm “is an evidence of virginity” is from bətûlâ, “virgin” in 19 describing woman as evidenced. These custom retains their blood-stained sheet cloth from bed marriage consummated. The blood dam betulim “proves” bride’s virginity breaking hymen. When the groom accuses his bride of not being a virgin at time of marriage responsibility for defending her is her parent’s giving her in marriage. If family claims she is a virgin then blood-stained sheet bətûlîm  is their evidence of defense. Traditional societies, where girls do not do rigorous activities of riding a bicycle or sports of horseriding expects girls to be virgins so practice virginity cloth token. Some men demand that only the virgin wives good for kings or specific religious leaders. Since everybody is born a virgin its practiced by betrothed children so both families work together until both old enough to marry later as adults. Liberals find practice revolting as abuse of human rights but works for the societies that maintain tradition to marry not to date. Liberal or traditional stance against challenges of marriages works for each society’s own context.downloadfile-52.jpgGlobalised enforced liberal secular view contradict God’s laws practiced in some traditional regions of the world. Despite their freedom of choice to have free sex as one pleases, whenever one wants, by any person chosen, its not Biblical. And there’s in NO SET AGE BY GOD IN BIBLE to indulge in free sex without marriage. God is the author and the originator of marriage although the world had own views, opinions and its ways. It is very important to educate people God treats human body as HIS Holy Holy Temple for HIS Spirit to dwell in. God demands keeping HIS laws though secular people do not feel bound by Godly laws. But a day will come God will demand sccojbt whether one is religious or secular God the creator of all human beings is going to huff all people one day. Alhough the human laws enable people to indulge freely in sex to break hymen of virgins as they please,  girls are God’s property so God will judge abuse of children for fun and freshly gratification. Virgins are mocked or treated as weirdos for being righteous but that is how God created all people. Bible says there will come a time people will ridicule others calling evil ‘good’ and calling good ‘evil.’  The young people must be taught to know and understand God’s laws not just one sided laws enabling perverts to take the advantage of such naive children in the Name of love. Some take delight hurting children to rape them as a sign of power but this is not Biblical from God’s point view. Sin is like a credit card, enjoy now pay later. God sees secret things and HE is Judge to account to in future one day.downloadfile-55.jpg

Leviticus 21:13: ‘He shall take a wife in her virginity.

Deuteronomy 22:15: The girl’s father and mother must bring proof of a girl’s virginity to elders of the city at the gate.

1 Corinthians 7:37: He who stands firm in his heart has authority over his own will to decide in his heart to keep his  own virgin daughter virgin, does well.
Exodus 22:16:If a man seduces a virgin not engaged and has sex with her he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
Deuteronomy 22:23:If a girl is a virgin not engaged to a man and another man in city lies with her, he must marry her.
Revelation 14:4: These virgins undefiled by women kept themselves chaste and follow the Lamb where He goes. Are the redeemed first fruits to God and Lamb.
1 Corinthians 7:38 He who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, he who does not give her in marriage does better to keep give her to God.
Deuteronomy 22:29: The man who lays with her must give the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver and she becomes his wife because he violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.
1 Corinthians 7:28, If you marry, you do not sin and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But have such trouble in this life and I am trying to spare you.
1 Corinthians 7:25: Virgin is a command of the LORD, but opinion is by one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy.
Deuteronomy 22:13:If any man takes a virgin wife and goes in to her and then turns against her, the family must bring her virginity cloth token as proof.
Deuteronomy 22:28:If he finds girl who is a virgin not engaged, seizes her and lies with her he must marry her for life.downloadfile-46.jpgDeuteronomy 22:21:The girl in doorway of her father’s house the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has committed act of folly in Israel playing harlot in her father’s house; Purge the evil from among you. (Pressure on girls to RESIST rape not to expose themselves to opportunistic vultures waiting to take advantage of them. Fathers feel need to protect her from bad company because her presence misinterpreted as consent)
Deuteronomy 22:17: If he accuses her of with shameful deeds, saying, “I did not find your daughter a virgin.” Use this evidence of your daughter’s virginity to spread garment before elders of the city.

1 Corinthians 7:36: If a man acts toward his virgin FIANCEE PAST HER YOUTH as an adult let them marry. For deliberate delays of parent’s demands of dowry to cause to fall into sin of fornication by a father or guardian fiance can do what he wants but not sinned. If he thinks he is being sabotaged delayed to suffer MARRY her neither breaks law of God. Parents to support couples not frustrate them by lavish unnecessary competition to show off wealth. The word of God on advice of the apostle is its much better to marry than burn to be exposed to any snare and temptations to break up. This is not a licensed excuse to fornicate.deut22.jpgJeremiah 31:21: Set up guideposts direct your mind to highway you went. Return O virgin of Israel, Return to your cities.

Leviticus 21:14: A widow or a divorced woman profaned by harlotry he must not take but marry virgin of his people.
Matthew 1:23: A VIRGIN CONCEIVE A CHILD TO BEAR A SON AND CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL GOD WITH US.”
Judges 11:37: She said to her father, “Let this be done to me after two months in mountain to weep for my virginity I and my companions.”
Jeremiah 31:4: I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines, And go forth to dances of the merrymakers.
Isaiah 7:14:The LORD HIMSELF will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son called Emmanuel.
Luke 2:36: Prophetess Anna daughter of Phanuel of tribe of Asher advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after marriage saw Jesus.
Leviticus 21:3: The virgin sister without a husband must not be defiled. God told Moses:“Tell priests, sons of Aaron not ritually contaminate himself by raping virgins in the Temple. It was the reason Hophni and Phinehas sons of Eli, High priest were killed in battle defeated by Philistines for practicing idol Temple prostitution with disregard for God’s portion of sacrifices from worshippers.13327785574_ab0ec56cc4_z.jpgc48f918cbc9d109bdc98e1bb46b46339.jpg
Judges 11:38 He said, “Go.” So sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions and wept on mountain because of her virginity and loss of life.
Isaiah 62:5: As a young man marries a virgin your sons will marry you; As the bridegroom rejoices over bride, So God will rejoice over you.
Amos 5:2: She has fallen, will not rise as virgin Israel lies neglected on her land; There is none to raise her up until later.
Deuteronomy 22:20: If the charge is true the girl was not virgin as claimed by her divorce her.
Proverbs 30:19: The way of eagle in sky, a serpent on a rock or ship in middle of the sea so is way of man with a virgin.IMG-20191125-WA0000.jpg
Psalm 45:14: Like virgin wife to King in embroidered garments her companions following her your wife brought to you.
Judges 19:24: Take my virgin daughter and his concubine. Let me bring them to you to do what you wish. Do not commit act of folly against this holy man of God.
1 Kings 1:1: King David, old advanced in age covered him with clothes but virgin  brought to keep him warm.
Ezekiel 23:3: Played harlot in Egypt and played harlot in their youth so breasts pressed and virgin bosom was handled.
Matthew 1:18: Birth of Jesus Christ by mother Mary betrothed to Joseph before found with child by the Holy Spirit.

2 Samuel 13:18: She wore a long-sleeved garment as a virgin daughter of a king dressed in robes. His attendant took her out and locked the door behind her. So Tamar raped is rejected by Ammon and this infuriates Absalom to kill Ammon.5493.jpg

SITUATIONS+AND+REGULATIONS.jpgJeremiah 46:11: Go to Gilead for balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt, you multiplied remedies but your healing is from God.
2 Corinthians 11:2: I am jealous for you with Godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, Christ as a pure virgin.(Those  feeling defiled YOU ARE A PURE VIRGIN TO GOD JESUS BLOOD CLEANS.
Jeremiah 18:13: The LORD, ‘Asks among the nations, Who ever heard? The virgin of Israel did appalling thing of idolatory.
Isaiah 37:22 The word the LORD spoke against him: “She despised and mocked virgin daughter of Zion shaken her head behind you, daughter of Jerusalem.
Job 31:1: I made covenant with my eyes not to gaze and lust after virgins.
1 Corinthians 7:34: Married’s interest is divided but unmarried virgin concerns her life with things of the LORD. Is holy in body and spirit married is concerned about things of the world to please her husband.

 

SAUL’S 1ST BIBLE MARATHON

Bible-Marathon.jpgA man of the tribe Benjamin ran from a battle line to Shiloh same day with his clothes torn and dust on his head in 1 Samuel 4:12. The young King Saul in c. 1050 – 1012 BCE ran 42 km from Eben Ezra renamed Rosh Ha’ayin to Shiloh, to inform the high priest of 30,000 Jewish soldiers killed including the two sons of the High Priest and the Ark of Covenant taken. Forty-two kilometers is length of the Olympic marathon in 1908 London Olympic Games. The second Marathon was ran by Pheidippides to Athens of a victory his people over Persia, 490 BCE. This first Bible marathon in Bible by a Benjamin man running through hills of the Binyamin region in the West Bank is a great landmark event in the history of Israel after Exodus from Egypt. The land is named after each tribe confirms man from “tribe of Benjamin” region ancient map of Israel. Bible says wherever soles of our feet touch is for inheritance of a chosen people for God’s GLORY. Full 42 kilometers marathon run by Saul is the accomplishment of completing running like the race of salvation. Israel’s Bible Marathon is evidence of history of land recorded by people in the State of Israel.Untitled-2-copy.jpgGod told Samuel sons of the High Priest will perish treating God’s sacrifice with disdain for harassing women in Temple. Israel fought losing battle so Philistines  defeated them, every man fled to his tent in 1 Samuel 4:10. 30,000 Israelites were killed in battle including Hophni and Phinehas the two sons of Eli, high priest serving at Shiloh. Philistines captured the Ark of Covenant so the Saul young Benjaminite raced from the battlefield to Tabernacle to bring news of defeat to the prophet Samuel. “Then a man of Benjamin ran from battle line the same day, came to Shiloh with his clothes torn and dirt on his head” in 1 Samuel 4 : 12. The distance between the battlefield in Even Ezer to Shiloh is 42 kilometers and 26 miles official length of Olympic marathon. This is why the race reenacts the passage from 1 Samuel 4 hosting the this first Bible Marathon in Jerusalem. maxresdefault.jpgRunners take off to the sound of shofar, accompanied by musicians, dressed in white biblical clothing, togas, sandals and cloth head dresses. The finish line, looks over ancient city gate, a cheering squad greets with beat of goblet drums, shofar blasts, flutes or harps. The clay  medals of the top three winners in each race inscribed clay pitcher for a trophy. Finish line of ancient Shiloh Hakeduma is a site archaeologists searching Ark of Covenant. Shiloh was a religious capital of Israel for 369 years, after conquest of Canaan till King David made Jerusalem eternal capital of Jewish nation. Shiloh was the longest standing Jewish capital before City of Jerusalem. It is believed Ark once stood there in ancient history and so running Marathon is running through history. At the top of hill is the entire course of magnificent views seen of Israel’s paranomic beautiful horizon. The rocky hill is green with olive trees and vineyards like True Vine Messiah in bible prophecy who once walked on the streets of the Jewish homeland. It gives hope and assurance to people to run the race to keep going kilometers of eternal life to win the prize in Saul’s footsteps.BIBLE-LOGO.jpgSilence of cordoned off areas protect the runners but Jewish settlement of Eli or Ma’ale Levona families lined routes clap racers to Sinjil and Qaryut is quiet. Jesus on donkey to Jerusalem people lined the streets will return for the Armageddon battle in victory. Bible Marathon is an international recognition of land Israel God gave all nations beyond boundaries of State of Israel, partakers of Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob fulfilled in Jesus. The Israel Marathon Association managing race for Benjamin Regional Council, preserves history of Saul’s race. The Bible Marathon though not listed in AIM’s race directory of Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat, Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee races is kept alive by efforts of the runners. In the last four years since inception keeps the Benjamin tribe history in focus. The Maccabiah games, Yosef Yekutieli, tried to launch Bible Marathon after Israel won 1967 Six Day War but was not safe. It faces challenges of communication so multiple runners can start early on time from starting line information to collect numbers needed to run. The 10k racers merge with a half marathoners around kilometer 15 to finish line. Like Saul ran in biblical footsteps many partakers are retracing living history of Israel. So clay prizes are appropriate claim to preserve land as a constant reminder for God to intervene for the Peace of Jerusalem.

GOD’S WRATH for golden calf

15690979064902713126790492251793.jpgA golden was calf made as Moses stayed on the mountain, it caused people to tell Aaron to, “Come, let us make gods to go before us. Moses who brought us out of Egypt, we don’t know what happened to him in Exodus 32:1. Instead of sending a search party to check on Moses ask for a god to replace the LORD God Elohim. So 2 Aaron said, “Take off the gold earrings your wives, sons, daughters wearing to bring it to me. 3 All the people took off the earrings so brought them to Aaron. 4 He took put into fire to make idol cast calf fashioned by a tool. They said, “This is god Israel which brought you out of Egypt.”5 Aaron built altar in front of the calf said, Tomorrow will be a festival to the LORD. 6 The next day people rose early to sacrifice burnt offerings and sat down to eat, drink, indulged in revelry. 15690854387152242805834355396970.jpgThe LORD said to Moses, Go down, because your people you brought from Egypt became corrupt. 8 They turned from command to make idol cast calf. They bow and sacrifice to it and said, These are your gods Israel which brought you from Egypt. 9 God told Moses they are stiff-necked people so MY anger burns against them to destroy them so I will make you a great nation.” 11 Moses pleads with God, “why should your anger burn against people you brought out of Egypt with great power and mighty hand? 12 The Egyptians will say, ‘Your evil intention brought them to kill them in the mountain to wipe them off the face of the earth. Stop your fierce anger don’t bring disaster on the people. 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as stars in the sky to give your descendants all this land promised their inheritance forever.’14 God relents and did not bring on HIS people threats. 15 Moses went from mountain with two tablets of the covenant law inscribed on 16 Are tablets God wrote and engraved.
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 Joshua heard noise of shouting said to Moses, “There is sound of war in the camp.”18 Moses said: “Its not sound of victory its sound of singing.” 19 Moses by camp saw calf and dancing, his anger burned, threw tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of mountain. He took calf, burnt it in fire, ground to powder mixed in water and made Israelites drink it. 21 Asks Aaron “What did people do to you to lead them into great sin? 22 Do not be angry my lord Aaron said, “You know people these prone to evil 23 They said, ‘Make gods to go before us. Moses who brought us out of Egypt, we don’t know what happened to him. 24 I told them bring gold jewelry I threw into fire to make calf.”25 Moses saw people running wild Aaron let them get out of control and a laughingstock to their enemies. Moses stood at entrance of the camp and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me all Levites went to him. 27 This is what the LORD God of Israel says: ‘Each man strap sword to his side. Go in camps from one end to other killing, brother, friend and neighbours.”15690853861033695279721949296149.jpg 28 Levites did what Moses commanded so that day three thousand people died. 29 Moses said, “You are now set apart to the LORD today as you were against your own sons, brothers HE has blessed you this day.” 30 The next day Moses told people, “You committed a great sin go to the LORD to make atonement for your sin.”31 Moses went to the Lord and said, “What great sin people committed to make gods of gold. 32 Please forgive their sin if not, blot me out of book you have written.” 33The Lord replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34 Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.” 35 The Lord struck the people with plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron made. God of Israel freed them from their slavery in Egypt in Exodus 32:8 forgotten wants god made from their trinkets, jewelry, bangles borrowed in Egypt. 15690978052441768923771628213165.jpgKurtRose17566236432720200328_200622IMG-20190918-WA0013.jpgGod Elohim took Israel out of Egypt but idolatory of Egypt in them gold gift from God turned into idols. Replaced God and Moses their mediator with gold calf idol. Gave honour meant for God’s GLORY to objects they made. The gifts from Egypt from God turned into evil abomination. Ridiculous they turned gold gift into idol declared “this god brought them out of Egypt.” Israel is taken out Egypt but idol of Egypt is not taken out of them. Copied idols in Egypt against God Jehovah Nissi to have mercy on the ignorant mankind who trusts in pieces of their carved idol god of silver, bronze, stones, wood that had eyes but can’t see, eyes don’t hear, a feet that don’t walk.  God sets those who worship them like them OH Jesus have mercy and forgive them for they know not what they are doing in Jesus Name. Pray, repent, accept Jesus or go to hell in judgement wrath of God. Thank God for translating you from such evil kingdom of darkness in Christ into HIS KINGDOM MARVELOUS GLORIOUS LIGHT!!! Thank God the Creator for gifts God to Israel to worship Yahweh not idols. Our Creator Almighty God deserves your loyalty so be faithful to HIS Covenant. Be patient, wait for God’s timing unlike those who did not wait for Moses to return from Mount Sinai with 10 Commandments. God’s timing is not on terms, conditions scheduled by man who decides to take matters into their own understanding.  God’s High Priest Aaron feared people failed to remind them of God’s goodness forgot to seek monotheistic God’s face in prayer and so frustrated acted by their permissive freewill and their timetable. Forced God to quickly act as HE DID and sent Moses to their own destruction by death and plagues. Aaron tried to justify his reason he set up calf with an excuse the “people made him do it.” Aaron’s job depended on the direct instruction from God not from people who mislead him. To obey God than men not to make idols for sacrifice or feast uncalled for by God out of fear. Aaron has compromised but is spared by God for the sake of Moses to help carry burden of call God. IMG-20190921-WA0014.jpgGod Elohim Elohim saved the children of Israel through Moses and Aaron who spoke to Pharaoh. But people forgot God did great miracles in Egypt after Moses  was away for 40 days demands Aaron  “make gods to go before them.”So Aaron said took gold rings and he fashioned it into molten calf said “They said, these are your gods O Israel  who brought you from Egypt. So “Aaron built an altar and organised festival to celebrate god tomorrow.’ Fear of mob or doubt sets in so Aaron as a leader who should know better joined in. Moses returned from mountain shocked by their actions and broke the tablets of ten commandments. Aaron’s weak position compromised his faith so they behaved even worse after the calf was made. Wrong action Aaron took to please the crowd made it worse. Moses saw Aaron’s lack of their strong leadership and irresponsibility grinds the god calf. Moses asked him in Exodus 32:21 “Why he led people to sin? Moses angry they made idol at Sinai are told forbidden, worship it, credit it with the GLORY and HONOUR due to Elohim. Aaron’s answered, “the people prone to  evil in fear put gold, silver in fire made golden calf. Aaron said, “remove gold rings in ears of your wives children” in 32:2. Aaron ask Israelites to contribute gold for Tabernacle shortly after. Made a complete U turn Aaron used jewelry for God. “These are your gods, O Israel” in Exodus 32:8 shows ignorance after all the miracles in Egypt in Exodus 12:38.15690853396981651610688323950098.jpgMoses punished people involved killed by sword or died forced to drink water of ground golden calf, plagues, in 32:20-35. For the sake of Moses, Aaron spared by God made High Priest. And God told Moses in 32:7–8, “Go to your people you brought from Egypt made a molten calf. Moses in Exodus 28:1, pleads with God for helper God told Moses “Bring Aaron to serve Me.” God told Moses to, “bring him near.” Aaron, despite flaws chosen by God for job. Moses, Aaron had flaws too but God’s Divine Choice overruled Moses’ anger. So Aaron and Moses God permitted to enter Holy of Holies. God spoke to Moses and Aaron who told the Israelites “remove gold rings in the ears of your wives and children” in Exodus 32:2. Miracles and plagues witnessed by Israel that destroyed Egyptians by God soon forgotten by Israel. The idols gods of gold, silver, stones, statues, rocks or wood, rivers, etc. cannot compare with God Elohim. Romans 1:25 says, people changed truth of God into lie, worship and served the creature more than the Creator Elohim who is blessed for ever. 15690852998777617629643321381310.jpg
Psalm 115:5 says gods have mouths but cannot speak, eyes but cannot see. And  Psalm 135:16 Have mouths do not speak have eyes but do not see. Deuteronomy 4:28 says “They serve gods the works of man’s hands, wood, stone, neither see, hear, eat or smell. Daniel 5:23, you exalt yourself against the LORD of heaven, took vessels of HIS HOUSE you and your nobles, wives and concubines use to drink wine you praise gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. YET God is One in whose hand your life breath is in, you do not GLORIFY HIM. So become like what they worship blind to Spirit of the Living God deaf to Word of God, dumb to the Everlating Gospel of Testimony of Jesus Christ, Revelation 5:1-14. People become like the idols they worship. What they adore is resembled but believers are to love God to conform to the Image of Christ with God. Antioch people recognised apostles and disciples being with Christ by imitating Him. 15690854132716197525446172792585.jpgIn Jeremiah 10:1-10 same instructions to all to hear the words the LORD spoke to the house of Israel and to all the nations 2 Thus says the LORD Learn not ways of heathens and be not dismayed at signs of heaven; for heathen are dismayed at them. 3 The customs of the people are vain, one cuts a tree out of the forest the work of the hands of the workman with an axe. 4 Decks it with silver and gold so ties it with nails and hammers to fix it not to move. 5 Like an upright palm tree speaks not, is carried because it cannot move. Be not afraid of them they cannot do evil or is it in them to do good 6 And there is none like Elohim O LORD. You art great and your Name is mighty God. 7 Who will not fear you O King of all the nations? For to you belongs all nations And among all the wise men of nations and in all the kingdoms there is none like you. 8 So altogether is a brutish and foolish doctrine of vanities. 9 The Silver spread plates is brought from Tarshish, gold from Uphaz, work of workmen and hands of foundering blue, purple is the clothing of all the work of cunning men. 10 But the LORD is the LORD God, HE is the Living God and Everlasting KING. At HIS wrath earth trembles so the nations are unable to abide like HE did to Egypt. IMG-20190921-WA0015.jpg15690979577412213509752473793311.jpgQueasyEllipticalBlowfish-size_restricted.gifJeroboam told people of Israel, “It is too much to go to Jerusalem to worship God so, Here are your gods O Israel, which brought you up from land of Egypt in 1 Kings 12:28. Divided kingdom period of Israel in 931-723 BC, Judah: 931-587, Jeroboam built Danite pagan altar high places of 1340-723 BC. Dan tests people through their idolatry in Israel. The sons of Dan set graven image and Jonathan son of Gershom son of Moses and sons priests to tribe Danites until day of captivity of the land in Judges 18:30. God tore Israel from house of David to make Jeroboam king he drove Israel from following the LORD to commit great sin. The sons of Israel walked in sins of Jeroboam so did not depart so God removed Israel from His sight. Israel was carried away into exile from their own land. Amos heard the LORD saying: “Strike the tops of the pillars so thresholds shake. Bring them down on heads of all the people; those left killed with the sword none will get escape. God sends earthquakes in Amos 1:1 destructive power to destroy temple and homes. Survivors of the earthquake killed by sword. The LORD’S fugitives to escape judgment no escape of avenging hand of the LORD. Dig to depths below, climb to heavens above brought down. Hides on top of Carmel is hunted down, seized, hides from MY eyes at bottom of sea but commands serpents to bite them so God finds them in grave, skies on Mt. Carmel, bottom of Mediterranean. God commands giant sea serpents to destroy Israel, all people who reject Christ Jesus.15691508974177443346729491138605.jpgActs 17:27 God wants all to seek HIM to reach out to find HIM HE is not far from any one of us. 27 For in HIM we live and move and have our being. 28 your poets say, ‘We are HIS offspring 29 as we are God’s offspring should not think of God in gold, silver, stone image designed by human skill 30 God overlooks ignorance but commands people to repent 31 God  sets day HE will judge world justice by the man HE appointed and given proof by raising Him from the dead.”32 When they heard about resurrection of dead some sneered but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject 33 Paul left Council 34 Some people follow Paul, believed one is Dionysius a member of Areopagus and woman named Damaris and number of others. Israel’s golf calf of pagan heathen nation spiritually God says idols of gold or silver cannot save. Hosea 14:3 tells Israel not to depend on strength and support of foreign powers or people’s own abilities to make war so asks people “Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses.” God alone saves His people not by the means of conventional weapons. People to love each by other mutual understanding and respect not by dominance and power. God’s compassion delivers Judah not bow, sword, battle, horses or horsemen in Hosea 1:7. Racist divisive leaders self-destruct through hatred.15691513515824318622528750280201.jpgGod’s love is to Israel and nations is: the LORD loves you and keeps oath sworn to your ancestors. God brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from land of slavery. The LORD God is faithful God, keeps Covenant of love to thousands of generations all who love and keep HIS commandments in Bible in Deuteronomy 7:8–9. God’s Wrath is to idol nations as Moses and Elijah warned to stop hopping between God and baal like Jezebel and Ahab. Wrath of God has consequences for all who cling to God’s creatures not Creator. So 3000 years ago God sent Moses and Elijah to confront nations to choose between idols and HIS Kingdom. Endtime those in Christ Jesus know Rapture will come to go to heaven safely with friends and family. The lost must accept Jesus as living sermon His consuming fire burns in our bones so idols cast down. Anything superseding Lordship of Christ gone, idols destroyed, fear gone. When they saw boldness of Peter and John known as uneducated men surprised, recognized they have been with Jesus in Acts 4:13. They look and sound like Jesus. Moses face shines with God on mountain. So whoever you are around reflect in your persona Bible says God is not mocked good manners is corrupted by evil idols so be careful to worship only Jehovah in Christ Jesus.

Bible Texts on gold calf:

Exodus 32:13: “Remember Abraham, Isaac, Israel, You Swore by Yourself to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as stars of heavens give lands to your descendants to inherit forever don’t kill them for making the golden calf.”
Exodus 32:4: Aaron took gold from their hand and fashioned it with graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
Deuteronomy 9:16:“You sinned against the LORD your God made for yourselves molten calf; turned aside from the way the LORD commanded you.
Nehemiah 9:18:“They made themselves a calf of molten gold and said, ‘This is your god who brought you from Egypt,’ and committed great blasphemies.
Acts 7:41:“They made a calf and brought a sacrifice to idol rejoicing in the works of their hands.
1 Kings 12:28:The king consulted them and made two golden calves and said to them, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem, behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you from land of Egypt.”
2 Kings 10:29: The sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat he made Israel to sin from these Jehu did not depart, even golden calves remained at Bethel and Dan.
2 Kings 17:16: They forsook commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves molten images two calves. Made asherah worshipped all the host of heaven and served baal.
2 Chronicles 11:15: He set priests of his own for high places, for satyrs and for the calves he made.
2 Chronicles 13:8:“You resist kingdom of the LORD through sons of David being a great multitude having golden calves gods Jeroboam for you.
Hosea 10:5: Inhabitants of Samaria will fear for calf of Beth-aven so people will mourn for its idolatry, their priests will cry out over its glory departed from it.

 

GOD & MOSES FACE TO FACE

THE AFRICANS IN THE BIBLE

1568307998234350287588732800503.jpgGod declares to African people in Psalm 68:31 that “Cush shall reach out arms to God as early Church loved this promise, saw a black man help Jesus carry Cross. considered Cush to be a metaphor for the Gentile Bride of Christ. The Psalms predicted that one day people would recognize the spirituality of the Cushites, and declare that they had been born anew in Zion in Psalm 87:3-6. Isaiah said God will bring remnant from Cush in Psalm 11:11, redeemed people bring gifts to Zion in Psalm 18:1-8. Zephaniah said from beyond rivers of Cush, God’s people bring offerings in Zephaniah 3:10. Amos expresses God’s concern for Cush: “‘Are you not like Cushites to me people of Israel?’ says the LORD” Zephaniah 9:7.15683073793472425722686661667645.jpg

Biblical scholars are aware ‘Cush’ refers to all of Africa, sometimes to all Africa except Egypt, and sometimes to ancient Nubia, stretching from modern Aswan in the north to Khartoum in south. Most of this area lies in the Sudan. But how is the general reader to understand Cush and Cushite used 57 times in Hebrew Bible are in a designation for an African nation and people? Some versions of the Bible translate “Cush” as “Ethiopia,” but this does not ordinarily designate the modern country of that name. David Adamo suggested the best translation is simply “Africa.” All of us have a right to know and applaud important biblical role played by Africans. People of the African descent claim the deep roots of their ancestors in the Bible.15683069277985189522243142459692.jpgAfrica is in Old Testament from Genesis one of rivers of Eden is around whole land of Cush, and another encircled land of Havilah that yielded gold, onyx and bdellium in Genesis 2:10-13. These products found in antiquity in the area known as the Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia. Tigris and Euphrates rivers located in Babylonia, shows good reason to believe rivers of Eden lay in Africa. We are told oldest human remains may be traced to Africa. Hagar, the Egyptian concubine of Abraham, derived her ancestry from south of Egypt. She alone of all the Bible characters gives God a name in Genesis 16:13. Like Abraham, she meets God in and is given a promise her progeny will become a great nation in Genesis 21:18.15683105750826963769477824241236.jpgmmmmmMoses’ Cushite wife aroused jealousy of sister Miriam in Numbers 12:11-16. Miriam, who resents her black sister-in-law, becomes white with leprosy until she mends her ways. This Cushite wife Zipporah is Moses’ father-in-law Jethro the priest, who instituted  judicial, administrative and sacrificial patterns of Israel in Exodus 18:1-27. He and his family received the exiled Moses during Moses’ forty years as shepherd in Sinai. Zipporah had understood importance of circumcision and performed the ritual on their sons in Exodus 18:1-27. Cushite wife helps Moses looks to father-in-law for guidance and direction in Numbers 10:29-32; Judges 1:16.15683067809035397664470500877270.jpgWhen Israelites settled land of Canaan there were Africans among them. Some  left Egypt with Israelites at the time of Exodus; others came military invaders in 1 Kings 14:25-28; 2 Chronicles 12:2-3; 14:9-15; cf. 16:8. The Ethiopian colony at Gerar buffer between Egypt and Judah. Ethiopians became permanent residents in Palestine, remaining there until time of Hezekiah in 715-685 BCE. “Journeyed to entrance of Gedor, the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, where they found rich, good pasture the land was broad, quiet, peaceful, former inhabitants of Ham in 1 Chronicles 4:39 -40. Group of Philistines, Arabs, settled near Ethiopians in 2 Chronicles 21:16.15683060779121682956306936306740.jpgPersons of African descent appear took active role in Israel’s social and political life. A bride in Song of Solomon is black and beautiful in Songs 1:5. A Cushite who possessed tact, discretion and high position in the royal court appeared as a trusted courtier sent to tell David news of Absalom’s death in 2 Samuel 18:19-32. Africans enjoyed royal favour, as Solomon married an Egyptian princess in 1 Kings 9:16, 24; 2 Chronicles 8:11 and received Queen of Sheba in 1 Kings 10:1-13; 2 Chronicles 9:1-2. Influential queen ruled African peoples both sides of the Red Sea. Queen Sheba, may well have come to Solomon to negotiate and trade treaty with his growing maritime power. Tested him with hard questions, in the end she told him all that was in her heart. It appears that in this black woman Solomon found a kindred spirit with whom he could discourse freely.15683118638493056538262816214734.jpgThat relationship was sexual evidenced alliance did indeed produce children as the ruling class black Jews. Zephaniah, a descendant of Hezekiah, is called son of Cushi and brings the special prophecies of Cush in Zephaniah 1:1; 3:10. Jehudi, a courtier sent to Jeremiah with message from Baruch to King Zedekiah had the  Cushite ancestor in Jeremiah 36:14. And Baruch stands before the king, reading the words of God but king slashes scroll cast into fire in Jeremiah 21, 23. Ebed-Melek, confidential advisor of the king, is identified as Cushite four times in Jeremiah 38:7, 10, 12; 39:16. Believing Jeremiah was bringing God’s authentic voice to Judah, Ebed-Melek risked his life to rescue the prophet from cistern and secure for him a hearing with the king. Jeremiah commends the courtier’s faith in Jeremiah15-18, proclaims to him special covenant of God’s protection.156833171072865783293502443737.jpgIn Genesis 16 Hagar meets God who has promised to provide for her and son. 15683285280597530140274396867836.jpgIMG-20190912-WA0008.jpgIMG-20190912-WA0009.jpg15683283082642766521076979514161.jpg15683284047696941858969006489791.jpg15683969308308576360979223589953.jpg15683063656013498788289630592015.jpgCushite pharaohs ruled over Egypt, they contracted military alliances with both Israel and Judah, especially during the time of Twenty-fifth or Cushite Dynasty. Sabacho in 716-701 BC, is So in 2 Kings 17:4 contracted an alliance against Assyria with Hoshea, king of Israel, while Tirhakah (690-664) came to aid Hezekiah as Jerusalem was beseiged in 2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9. A mortuary figurines of Tirhakah reveal his African features of enormous statue still towers above great temple complex at Karnak.15670948767161078613926685946495.jpgThe kingdom of Cush continues to play a role in New Testament we read of the conversion of the Candace’s Ethiopian treasurer in Acts 8:26-39. Candace was the royal title of Queen Mother of Nubia powerful African nation located in what is Sudan. Greek was spoken in the court, so the chamberlain would have had no problem reading a Septuagint version of the prophet Isaiah; and Philip, a Greek-speaking Jew, easily communicated the Gospel to him. Candace wielded the real political, military power from capitol city in Meroe while her son served as a religious figurehead. Royal mother gifts to God on behalf of the kingdom sent by her chamberlain with gift to Jerusalem.Tirhakah_artTirhakah

Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, waged war against Sennacherib during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah (2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9) and drove him from his intention of destroying Jerusalem and deporting its inhabitants, according to blacksinthebible.org. God used this African king to protect the Jews as HIS chosen people. Also the Arts civilization flourished at high level throughout her realm, twice her forces engaged the Roman army in battle.15683124595885667631283936059650.jpgTo the north Cyrene, capital city of the Roman province Cyrenaica famous for three schools of philosophy and native sons excelled in medicine, mathematics, rhetoric and literature. Most famous or illustrious of these was the astronomer Eratosthenes, who in approximately 200 BC computed circumference of earth with remarkable accuracy. The brilliant Hellenistic poet Callimachus, director of library at Alexandria acquired the great reputation for versatility of aptitudes. And the athletes from Cyrene excelled in Olympic competition especially in horse chariot racing. Ships carried corn, oil, wool from fertile fields of Cyrene and contraceptive sylphium to Rome. Cyrene maintained a monopoly on the herb until became extinct over harvest in AD 200. Citizens of Cyrene roamed far and wide through Mediterannean world merchants, athletes, philosophers and orators, mercenaries, entertainers. The Jewish community of the city had a deep interest in Judaism and produced an important literature including a five-book history of Maccabees by Jason the Cyrenian in 2 Maccabees 2:43. The close ties with Jerusalem is Simon of Cyrene Libya helped carry the Cross of Jesus. A devout Jew goes to Passover, Jerusalem. He became a believer his sons known to Christian community in Mark 15:21; cf. Romans 16:13.1568307998234350287588732800503.jpgAn African synagogue of the Cyreneans and Alexandrians, first objected to the preaching of Stephen in Acts 6:9, other natives of Cyrene were early adherents of Christianity and carried good news to Cyprus in Acts 11:19-26. The Cyrenians and Cyprians travelled to Antioch with innovated Gospel approach to the non-Jewish Greeks. The revolutionary action drew attention of the Jerusalem Council, and Barnabas was dispatched to assess this new development. Convinced of the authenticity of the mission, Barnabas strategized with the leaders and went to Tarsus to seek out Paul. Implementation of African’s dream require involvement of multinational and multicultural task force. As the church at Antioch prayed, searched the Scriptures and strategized for a full year core of leaders developed. Of the five named, two Africans Lucius of Cyrene and Simon called the Black in Acts 13:1-2. Translations fails to inform us “Niger” is Latin for “Black” Simon of Cyrene. Missionary agency in large part initiated, strategized, promoted directed by Africans. The story of Acts tells us Paul and Barnabas promptly sent to Cyprus, home of some members of the Antiochene community in Acts 13:4-12. Archaeological evidence of arrival of the Gospel in Cyrene by the end of first century AD Christian burials inside the Jewish cemetery at Cyrene.15684580861912112964805784651956.jpgByzantine writer on interpretations of Biblical questions in the first half of the third century of the common era. Suidas (s.v. Ἀφρικανός) says Africanus was a Libyan philosopher supported by Julius’ works written in Greek shows author’s knowledge of Latin. He was a native of Latin North Africa the son of Christian parents from a noble family. Took part in expedition with Septimius Severus  against Osrhoene in 195. Is a friend of Abgar VIII. of Edessa whose materials from his works in archives of city. These relations reveal Oriental knowledge of Syriac, fourth chapter of his Κεστοί, he gives Syrian name of a fish. Familiar with conditions of Jews in Babylon in the Susanna Epistle Jews were living under their own jurisdiction in Exile. His works in Biblical criticism Hebrew language known. He was presbyter and bishop of Emmaus (Nicopolis) Palestine headed embassy to Rome on behalf of city. He was contemporary and friend of Origen lived in emperors Heliogabalus and Alexander Severus times. Africanus highly valued in Christianity of interest to Judaism. These works are: five books, founder of Church history, predecessor of Eusebius, source and pattern for the Byzantine chronographers for extracts from his work preserved fragments. His history of world seven epoch weeks like Jewish “Lepto Genesis” Jubilees, earliest history of human race, Jewish history synchronised general history. Put Moses 1,020 years before first Olympic date of Justus of Tiberias. Africanus source are traced various facts found in Africanus’ history parallel Josephus. In Biblical stories Africanus legends origin found in the Apocalypses and the Midrashim.15683064907397689947182494053598.jpgAFRICANS IN THE EARLY CHURCH15684524981767689343288530996876.jpg1568453317180494040346684595245.jpgClement of Alexandria in 150-215 was a Christian philosopher with keen desire to win pagan intellectuals to Christ. He directed catechetical school, Alexandria and wrote important exhortations to the heathen and Christians calling them to a more perfect life in Christ. Another African, Origen in 185-254, became the director of a catechetical school at age 18 was finest mind the church produced in 300 years. Origen highly successful in debating Jews, pagans, Gnostics credited with destroying Gnosticism. Important biblical scholar, theologian, an exegete, pioneer in biblical criticism produced Hexapla comparing six version of Bible.15684526730534572263193667551376.jpg15684528353382475705494581185241.jpg15684525396155447266077609462099.jpg15684527520384885477447801125455.jpg1568452774226694314850693388142.jpgIMG-20190913-WA0002.jpgHe influenced theological thought for centuries. Tertullian in 160-225 a pagan lawyer converted to Christianity. He authored the apologetic and theological, controversial works, first theologian to write in Latin. He formulated doctrine of Trinity, and coined nearly a thousand new words to explain Christian truths. Athanasius in 296-373, was Bishop of Alexandria and a major theologian and writer. He was the chief upholder of the doctrine Christ was both man and God and principle opponent of the Arian doctrine Jesus was man not God. As a very young deacon, he was influential at the Council of Nicea. And opponents referred to him as the “black dwarf.” He was repeatedly exiled and persecuted, but his principles ultimately prevailed at the Council of Constantinople in 381.15683136550409031563494505743307.jpgCyril, who died in 444 was a Bishop of Alexandria. He brilliantly represented, systematized teachings of Athanasius and Alexandrians. He was a vigorous opponent of heresy. Perpetua, Felicitas two martyrs died in Carthage arena in 202. Their story was widely used in the winning of others to Christ. Cyprian Bishop of Carthage died martyr in 258. Possessed profound knowledge of Scriptures, wrote important theology, fought heresy, and insisted on unity of the Church. Lactantius in AD 317 is best known for his Institutes, described as the “most comprehensive apology Christianity created before the end of the time of persecution.” The major theme of Institutes is justice. Lactantius insisted that God had given humanity a way of life open to all people regardless of race, education, sex, colour or creed. St. Maurice of Aganum born about 287, a Roman general who refused to kill Christians during a slave revolt in Gaul. He told the emperor Maximian: We cannot obey you without denying God, Creator of all things is our Master and yours if you acknowledge it or not. He was slaughtered by imperial decree with his regiment for defense of slaves.15683063971748743997771719083155.jpgG. Marius Victorinus in 280-363 was a neoplatonist professor of rhetoric with a brilliant record philosopher scholar. Educated in Africa but taught in Rome, wrote theological, devotional works, led to conversion of Augustine. Augustine in 354-430, Bishop of Hippo, was one of the Doctors of the Church. A profoundly influential theologian, he dealt with three heresies: Manichaeism, Donatism, and Pelagianism. Augustine remarkable insight into the human heart and soul. His most famous work is Confessions, describing his conversion to win others to Christ by detailing the philosophical basis for Christianity. And Monica in 331-387 was Augustine’s prayerful and powerful mother. Zeno of Verona was the bishop of Verona from 362 to 375. Over hundreds of his tractates survive and collection of sermons. Optatus of Melevis was Bishop in North Africa. He worked to reconcile Christians during Donatist Schism, and was influential in the East and West as well as in Africa. He died before 400 AD. By 480 Victor of Vita Bishop in the province of Byzacena. He described survival of Church during invasion of vandals. Saw persecution as religious and political. Bishop Vigilius of Thapsus participated in religious synod between Arians and Orthodox in 484. Produced important theological and ecclesiastical works.15683134503836206460010102808726.jpgFulgentius of Ruspe in 467-533 a Roman civil servant resigned his post to enter priesthood. In 507 was elected bishop of Ruspe. Later driven out of Africa by the Vandals, instrumental in popularizing Augustine’s work. Three early African popes: Are Pope Victor I in AD 189-199 popularized Latin as common language of church making  Christianity more democratic and accessible to ordinary people. Pope Melchaides in 311-314, also known as Meltiades persecuted prior to reign as pope, considered one of African Christian martyrs. Pope Gelasius I in A.D. 492-496 worked to settle conflicts in church and believed “civil and sacred powers of divine origin is independent each in its own sphere.”15683136036864992702812355303110.jpgLet us thank God for the important role played by Africans in Bible and early Church. Let us share Good News Christ died to redeem people of all races and nationalities. Let us proclaim that God’s love knows no boundaries. And let us affirm the amazing diversity of God’s creation! CBE advances the Gospel by equipping Christians to use their God given talents in leadership and service regardless of gender, ethnicity, or class. Together with supporters and ministry partners from 100 denominations and 65 countries, CBE works to inspire and mobilize women and men with Bible’s call to lead serve as equals in Christ.IMG-20190913-WA0001.jpgIMG-20190913-WA0000.jpgPaul says in Colossians 4:9 “Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you and Paul says in Philemon 1:10 Onesimus has become a son to him. Why did Jesus and Hebrews turn white in history books of Albinoes as Hebrews and Blacks originally lived and ruled in countries taken by thirty years war on continent and British civil wars of the 1600s. These race wars with religion are focal points Europe’s ancient Black and Catholic Rulers. Albinos chased out of homeland in Asia by Mongols into Black lands of Europe brought massive influx of millions of Albinos changed Europe in over two thousand years. Since then they portray Jesus and Hebrews white in books to impersonate history.

Some Black Verses In The Bible

Job 30:30, “My skin is black.
Song of Solomon 1:5, “I am black, lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Solomon 1:6,“Don’t stare at me because I am black for sun burns me. Mother’s  sons angry with me made me caretaker of their vineyards but I must take care of my own vineyard.

Job 30:28, “I mourn for comfort, I stand in the assembly and cry out for help.
Lamentations 4:8, Appearance is black like soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is dark, their bone is like that of wood.

Africans In Bible And Early Church

ISAIAH QUMRAN CAVE TEXTS

15675038823374640821258272163795.jpgIsaiah texts found in the Qumran caves in Israel talk about Jesus blessings in the last days. Messiah Jesus will establish His rule over Jerusalem as center of all world government for Jews and Gentiles in Isaiah 2:2–4, 11:10, 42:1. In the last days mountain of the LORD’s Temple will be established as highest of all mountains. Exalted above hills, and all nations will stream to there. The law will go out from Zion word of LORD from Jerusalem in Isaiah 2:2–3. Israel in endtimes of GREAT TRIBULATION and great distress in Matthew 24:16-21. After 62 weeks Messiah cut off by the people of the prince who destroyed city and the sanctuary. Isaiah 14:1 says God will fully restore Israel with Gentiles grafted in and their Covenant land restored.156750413455744591763124215406.jpg15675040054922384650299807268041.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0001.jpgThey make covenant with many for one week but in middle of week puts end to sacrifice and offering. The abomination sacrilege destroy but God’s annihilation poured on one who destroys’” in Daniel 9:26,27. GREAT TRIBULATION prophecy of Daniel, Jesus and John in Revelations are days of great testing, trial hardships. 1567504767055561015587967803398.jpg1567321233522944788266481653304.jpg15675144717012126230166156195684.jpgGod sends Elijah, Moses and 144,000 to evangelise in GREAT TRIBULATION so countless multitudes will be saved. But it is such desperate times, people will go into caves, rocks holes on earth because of the fear of God’s wrath. The earth is shaken by earthquakes, storms, tsunami fires, volcanoes floods etc. That DAY will cast away idols and go in clefts of rocks and crevices because of the fear of God rising to shake earth in Isaiah 2: 19-21.20190903_105307.jpgIMG-20190903-WA0012.jpg1567504237063528231591623493837.jpg15675054080973635894150619713187.jpg156750616883473278782334855259.jpg15675039440192476232508297509974.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0002.jpgIn time of GREAT TRIBULATION as Jesus foretold the world will face adversities in Matthew 24:25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon, stars on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity. The sea and waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and expectation of things coming on earth for powers of heavens will be shaken. 27 They will see the Son of Man coming in CLOUD with POWER and GREAT GLORY. 28 When these things happen, look up lift up your heads your redemption is near, says Luke 21:25-28. 15673211596177715165354755398018.jpg15675050718586564726076222229271.jpgGod’s SOVEREIGN plan brings justice to end evil on earth to stop the persecution hatred of Jews and the Gentiles grafted in. People will try to escape God’s wrath so beg to die unable to do so, “and say to mountains, “Cover us to hills “Fall on us in Hosea 10:8. Kings of earth, great men, nobles, rich, mighty, slave, free, hides in caves, rocks, mountain from the FACE of ONE seated on THRONE from Wrath of Lamb Jesus on GREAT DAY of WRATH in confirms the Bible in Revelation 6:15-17.20190903_083435.jpg15675060476288002142079633414469.jpgThat DAY people seek death don’t find it death flees from them in Revelation 9:6. Isaiah prophecy on God’s WRATH, Jesus Jeremiah, prophets true. Jesus says, This happens but not yet end in Matthew 24 : 6. GREAT TRIBULATION to happen since beginning of world not happen again in Matthew 24:21. In GREAT TRIBULATION of those DAYS  sun is darkened, moon not give light, stars fall from heaven and powers of heavens will be shaken by God in destructions. 15675047096255877361278943320957.jpg15675057097442760130497633119311.jpgThen Sign of Son of Man will appear in heaven as all tribes on earth will mourn and SEE the Son of Man coming in cloud of heaven in POWER and GREAT GLORY. God will send His angels with the great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other in Matthew 24:29-31. The great DAY of God coming is a DAY of wrath, troubles and distress, devastating storm, desolation,  gloom, clouds thick darkness and alarm against fortified cities and high towers. 15675057790182376890532777751609.jpg15675057495836494388495567429033.jpgIsaiah 53:4-5 prophesied “Surely Jesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him. And with His stripes we are healed. Christ Jesus came to save headland deliver all who accept Him. But Time of distress for mankind oblivious to sin against God their blood poured out like dust and flesh like dung. Their silver or gold unable to save on the DAY of God’s WRATH on earth in Zephaniah 1:14-18. God’s believers don’t be afraid on a DAY for all those who reject Jesus’ salvation. Time will be up if they don’t repent and and seek God for Mercy and forgiveness and salvation in Christ. Jesus Reigns on earth from Mount Zion headquarters in Israel. So saints, kings, queens in God’s Eternal Kingdom rule, Second Coming physically in Jerusalem millennial rule20190904_193239.jpgGod says PRAY for the PEACE of Jerusalem in Psalm 122:6-9: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.’ For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’ For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.” Praying for peace and good to come to God’s HOLY CITY also benefits those who PRAY. God promised blessings on those who bless Israel and curses on those who curse Israel Genesis 12:3. Jerusalem is center of God’s Kingdom to Jews first and to all Gentiles who follow Jesus. Pray for her peace, security and God’s intervention.

RAPTURE IN OLD TESTAMENT

15672370860535019645294786693426.jpgIn Genesis 5:24 is Enoch Rapture in Old Testament in the Bible. He is father of Methuselah. 22 Enoch had other sons and daughters. 23 Enoch lived 365 years 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God and God took Enoch ALIVE INTO HEAVEN. 15672365925587898306374661535365.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0008.jpg15674108695864640672295618527068.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0010.jpg1567239629111486286446325781575.jpg15672415486782599209011934091001.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0023.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0015.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0005.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0013.jpgIMG-20190830-WA0007.jpgArchangel Michael raised Moses body in Jude 1:9, 22-24 into heaven after Moses died and was buried by God. In Jude 1: 9 the archangel Michael defeated devil to resurrect body of Moses to heaven. God archangel to raise Moses later God sent him to earth in transfiguration of Jesus on mountain. In GREAT TRIBULATION Moses will come physically to earth died in Bible in Deuteronomy 34. Its Michael who contends with satan to raise body of Moses. Met Jesus in transfiguration to teach CHANGED Glorified body as Jesus CHANGED into Rapture body. The devil tried to stop CHANGE of Moses’ body to resurrect to heaven. Moses is one of two witnesses with Elijah plus 1444,000 Jews will save Israel in GREAT TRIBULATION. Daniel shows angels fight battles over souls in spiritual battles for nations God WINS to defeat demons or satan always.
15673517430315149089358604545701.jpgIn Malachi 4 God talks about Moses and Elijah and Malachi 3:14 reminds people to hold on by faith in God. Some said, Its futile to serve God gain nothing obeying HIM so moaned before LORD Almighty 15 That evildoers prosper and put God to test yet get away with it. So Faithful Remnant 16 who fear the LORD spoke to God HE listened and heard them. The Remembrance list was made so God to will save Remnant on Day of LORD. 17 God will Preserve them as Treasured possessions of God. So will be spared like the compassionate father spares a son serving him. 18 God spares all the righteous but wicked destroyed.IMG-20190901-WA0056.jpgMalachi 4:1 Day will burn as furnace arrogant evildoers as stubble set on fire by LORD Almighty no root, branch  left. 2 All who fear MY NAME are like Sun of righteousness rises with healing in His wings. 3 As well-fed calves will trample wicked ashes under soles of feet on DAY LORD Almighty acts. Remember laws of MOSES I gave him at Horeb for Israel. Malachi 4:5 says God will send Elijah to earth before the coming of the dreadful DAY OF LORD. Is one of two witnesses expected in endtime. In passover Seder meals the Fifth Cup of wine bears the name of Elijah because is forerunner to prepare the way for Messiah. So custom is pouring wine in Elijah’s cup and the doors left opened for Elijah to come in. 1567369955392991235139924879597.jpgThe Messianic kingdom’s great hope for Jews every day and every Shabbat is the return of Elijah. “May he soon come to us, with Messiah son of David,” Jewish people sing. The Son of David will come to rule in a kingdom “the wolf will dwell with lamb, leopard lie down. Families set empty seat at Seder table for Elijah. The door opened call to Elijah Eliyahu, Eliyahu! expect Elijah to enter and dine with family. A cup of wine is poured in Cup of Elijah then sing Psalms 115–118 for final redemption: “I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD in Psalm 116:13. The stone the builders rejected became cornerstone; Messiah Hosanna Lord, save us now We pray. Lord grant us success Blessed is He who comes in name of the LORD, Psalm 118:22–26. Sabbath Havdalah, Elijah is in prayer: May Elijah the prophet, Elijah the Tishbite, Elijah of Gilead, quickly in our day come to herald redemption. May Merciful One send us Elijah the prophet. May he be remembered for good and let him bring us good tidings, deliverance, consolation.”-13. Elijah will truly return.15673724176658140483336182118637.jpgThe witnesses torment evil doers three and a half years. Moses and Elijah finish repentance warning God asked them to do in 1260 days. God finishes fulfillment warnings. In Revelations 11:7 the beast kills them, not buried three days so God resurrects them. So resurrection causes fear in all witnessing their revival. And they ascend to heaven. In the next hour, a great earthquake occurs and kills 7000 men destroyed, a tenth of city. Righteous saved praise God in Revelation 11:12-13. So 5 ELIJAH before GREAT dreadful DAY of the LORD comes 6 HE will turn hearts of parents to their children and hearts of children to parents; or strike land by total destruction.” In Revelations those who harm God’s two witnesses or hurt them fire proceed out of their mouths to devour enemies. Jews pray 3 times daily for return of Moses Elijah and Messiah’s coming. Moses and Elijah will rapture later into heaven by completing work. 15672372964932804153681439839009.jpg15672430673481759853046761426153.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0012.jpg15672371768211587031269967099957.jpg
1567250952611554580358399491041.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0016.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0017.jpg
IMG-20190831-WA0013.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0014.jpg15672451563424127691004506109989.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0029.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0025.jpgIMG-20190901-WA0039.jpg20190831_104813.jpgIMG-20190903-WA0001.jpg15672488778164789516421857147924.jpgIMG-20190823-WA0006.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0015.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0007.jpg15673366567095011226711118768251.jpg1567351531045741537183152611798.jpg15673521959425950312954129064346.jpgThe Bible is inspired Word of God in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 profitable for teaching, for reproof, and correction, training in righteousness; 17 so the man of God is adequately equipped for every good work. The purpose of God’s Rapture of believers IN CHRIST to heaven alive to escape wrath of God on earth. Rapture is Harpazo in Greek, Rapio in Latin. God is takes believers IN CHRIST to heaven ALIVE. In John 14:2-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58. Saints of God IN CHRIST “in moment of twinkling of an eye” in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52. In John 14:2-3 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. In Rapture Christ will not land on Earth. All see Christ COMING OUT of HEAVEN to catch up His saints. All in Christ going up with Christians at His appearing. But others left behind deeply grieved! Christ gives all caught up to heaven REWARDS in marriage supper Lamb celebrations.  With super abundant foods in heaven.IMG-20190831-WA0006.jpgAfter 7 years all will RETURN to Earth with raptured saints of Christ to set up His earthly millennial Kingdom. Saints rule and reign with Christ in a SECOND COMING at Mount Olives. Judgment war of Armageddon takes place on those left behind after rapture of saints. The Great COMFORT in Rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4:18, Christ returns in CLOUDS so grief, sorrow, pain on earth ends. In the Great tribulations in Matthew 24:29 some will mourn at the sight of Jesus in Matthew 24:30, men faint from fear by the things coming in endtime world in Luke 21:26.15672440312998404118163690920597.jpg Rapture of church is quick in John 14:2-3; and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; and in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. SECOND COMING of Christ ON EARTH in Zechariah 14:1-14; Matthew 24:29-44; Matthew 25:31-46; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-36 and in Revelation 19:7-8 lands physically on the mount Olives in Israel. The Marriage of the Lamb of God Jesus is in Heaven for Raptured saints bride of Christ in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. In Revelation 19 : 11-21 the SECOND COMING of Christ the RAPTURED saints, heavenly hosts come to Israel for the battle of Armageddon in Revelation 20:1-6. Jesus starts His 1,000 year reign of Christ in the millennium. So satan is bound, saints rule and reign with Christ Jesus “immediately after the Great tribulation in Matthew 24:29. And in those days in Mark 13:24 events of a SECOND COMING of Christ happens on earth after GREAT TRIBULATION. Those in Christ hope for eternal PERFECT life of joy, laughter, abundance in heaven.15672386443272292238299670539634.jpg15672379410677247913733474778709.jpg15672367065198258138989892995159.jpg15672382151966967531598298726574.jpg15672381158085352610148189880036.jpg15672378115344577136702381654594.jpg15672368039126298242409380007340.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0003.jpg15672380449602735576743577132811.jpg20190903_083227.jpg15672381537031333644505251467490.jpgThis list of endtime prophecies in Bible is to educate world to bring awareness and better understand ongoing events unfolding daily. God uses many signs to alert the world and wonders in heavens to show various endtime birthpang pain earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, drought, famines, mudslides, sun scothing people to death among other natural disasters: IMG-20190825-WA0011.jpgIMG-20190825-WA0010.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0011.jpgIMG-20190831-WA0005.jpg15680883415385503417051937463914.jpg15680883656302074302606130262635.jpgBillions of people will be left behind for they prefer to remain on earth during a time of GREAT TRIBULATION. Jesus said tribulations are going on since creation but in end times evil unseen before will happen during GREAT TRIBULATION. It is reason Jesus takes BELIEVERS ALIVE to heaven as happened to Enoch, Elijah, Jesus with saints raised together in the Rapture. GOD is the same yesterday, today and forever so all IN CHRIST who believe in accepting Christ escape to go to live with Jesus in heaven and in the Presence of God, GLORY to God.

HISTORY OF JESUS IN EGYPT

15650236527013619008052888259795.jpgAccording to Coptic Church is ‘altar’ of Mary in Al-Muharraq Monastery. The site where the Holy Family is believed to have settled for a period of more than six months; and the altar-stone was the bed on which the Infant Saviour lay. So the Al-Muharraq Monastery is located, in the land of Egypt’s exact geographical center. According to Matthew’s Gospel a flight of Holy Family into Egypt to seek refuge as an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,”Rise, take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him in Matthew 2:13. On their flight, Holy Family fled by night from Bethlehem and so returned when Joseph told in a dream it was safe to take the Saviour back to the land of His nativity. The Holy Family in Egypt in exile from Palestine lived at Matareya, a few miles northeast of Cairo. A fountain and a Sycamore tree they rested under exists as baby Jesus’ miracle. So they left the desert behind and made their way southwards crossing Nile eastern bank, to Matareyah and Ain Shams or ancient  Heliopolis site oldest in history ancient times since Jeremiah 43:13. The district suburb today’s Cairo miles city center.Virgin Mary's tree in MatariyaThe Holy Family avoid pagan areas and looked for places of Jewish settlements. Historical sources reveal Holy Family’s stay at Matareyah. Apocryphal gospel of Matthew, Coptic and Egyptian synaxar details Holy Family places. Matareyah, tree stands today, visited, called ‘Mary’s Tree’ as Family rested in shade. Infant Jesus caused water to flow from spring. He blessed it, drank from it and Mary washed His clothes, poured the washing water on ground and from spot fragrant balsam blossomed. It is used for healing and pain soothing properties of a balm essence prepared in scents of perfumes of holy Chrism. Southwards crossed Nile eastern bank, Matariya and Ain Shams ancient Heliopolis Cairo 10 km city. At Ain Shams large Jewish community, had temple Synagogue of Unias for worship. The Family rested shade of infant Old Cairo in Zeitoun landmarks of a Coptic heritage marking paths Holy Family. It is area called Old Cairo, Misr el Kadima, locations brief visit by Holy Family. The Governor of Fustat enraged their idols  fell at Jesus’ approach sought to kill the Child. Took shelter in the cave Church of Abu Serga St. Sergius built. And they  moved south Maadi to Memphis capital of Egypt. Boarded a sailing boat up Nile to southern Egypt. Historic church built on the spot they embarked dedicated to virgin is “Al Adaweya,” Virgin’s Church “of Ferry.” Maadi, Arabic, “the crossing time.” Stone steps lead down to River’s bank used by Holy Family accessible to pilgrims through the Church courtyard.15650274286609034532649623462935.jpg15650239357008186881934449794928.jpgOn Friday the 3rd of the Coptic month of Baramhat, 12 of March, 1976, a Bible floated along ripples of Nile to bank by the Church opened to Isaiah 19:25 says: “Blessed be Egypt My People.” The Bible is in glass in Sanctuary of in the Church. Sail-boat docked at village of Ashnein El Nassara or Deir el Garnous Monastery of Arganos 10 km west of Ashnein El Nassara near Maghagha. Western wall of church of Virgin deep well provided Holy Family with water needed. Then to a spot Abai Issous, “the Home of Jesus,” the site of present-day Sandafa village, east of Al Bahnassa 17 km west town Beni Mazar. To Samalout cross the Nile again to east bank of River Monastery of Virgin near Gabal al Tair east Samalout, thousands of birds. Holy Family rested in cave in ancient Church there. Coptics say Holy Family rested in the shade of the Mountain, Jesus stretched His little Hand to hold the rock about to fall from mountain-side imprint of His palm still visible. The Holy Family passed laurel tree south of Gabal El Tair by Nile from Mountain to Nazlet-ebeid Minia Bridge.The recorded events testify of townsfolk infuriated when their stone statue of a  local idol cracked and fell. They evicted Holy Family from town. A historically recorded incident dating to that period refers to devastation of Qussqam, and Coptic tradition asserts the ruin befell the town was the consequence of the violent rejection of their gentle visitors. The tree bows to worship Jesus passing Tree branches downwards on ground and upwards covered in green leaves called: “al abed” or “Worshipper.” They pass Beni-Hassan, town Al Ashmounein or Hermopolis Magna. Jesus’ Presence triggered idols to crumble as foretold by the prophets of old. So the townsfolk in consequence, turned angry, aggressive, and the Holy Family turned their backs on town and headed southwards. Their idols fell but blessed Al Ashmounein by Dairout Um Nakhla Jesus’ spring water flows. Sailed across Nile 10 km south to Qussqam or Qost-Qoussia stone statue of idol cracked and fell so evicted Holy Family from town. Qussqam in Coptic tradition ruin consequence of rejection of Holy Family in land to built “Altar to LORD in midst of the land of Egypt.
15650137815178169806773825198128.jpg15650137416176017490009855160550.jpg15650139764656406210421673527323.jpgContinued southwards, the Holy family passed Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, and saw pyramids of Giza. According to tradition there used to be a palm tree at Giza under which Blessed Virgin Mary nursed Baby Jesus. This palm tree in the region bearing fruit. Holy Family moved south, reaching Cairo suburb of Maady district Memphis capital of Egypt. Maadi crossing doorway step by Nile as Joseph acquainted with sailors of Nile boats. So Holy Family taken south to Upper Egypt with the historic church built on spot they embarked.dedicated to the Blessed Mother, ‘Al-Adaweya’.Virgin’s Church ‘of the Ferry.’ Maady, derives from Arabic word means ‘the crossing point. There  stone steps lead down to the River bank used by Holy Family and the pilgrims through Church courtyard. On Friday 3rd of Coptic month of Baramhat 12 March, 1976, Bible floated on ripples of Nile to bank by Church. This opened Isaiah miracle occurred Friday on Nile to bank below the Church. Was opened to Isaiah 19: 25 says, “Blessed be Egypt My People.” Bible in glass in Sanctuary of the Church for all to see. And at Jesus’ entrance in country, all idols of the land of Egypt fell with a crash, shattered and broken upon their faces. Some received cures of leprosy, demoniac deliverance by His word. Route as travelers of Sinai from Palestine to Egypt cross Nile from infanticide fury of King Herod. The Holy Family avoid public paths of passing to cross Sinai. In Egypt, are chronicled by Theophilus, twenty-third Patriarch of Alexandria in 384 – 412 A.D. He testified on eve of sixth of Hator Coptic month of November details Holy Family’s journey to and from was Egypt recorded.

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Apocrypha Infancy Gospel of James says Holy Family fled together with Salome, Mary’s midwife. They made their way through Judaic desert to Jordan valley. Majority of images show their journey travelling in one direction and return to the Holy Family to The Holy Land. Then Holy Family proceeded from Bethlehem to Gaza, to El-Zaraniq Floussiat twenty-eight miles west of al-Arish, near oasis of Ain Hagla to Jordan River. A church honours Holy Family to mark the place where the Holy Family rest. Ain Hagla or Kalamonia means ‘good abode.’ To  northern Sinai reached Farma ancient Pelusium mid – way between al-Arish and present-day Port Said. The Greek monk Epiphanius Hagiopolites eighth century and Western monk Bernard the Wise in 870 AD mention in their writing the Holy Family stopped in the city. The church is dedicated to Mary as an angel gave message to Joseph to leave Egypt to ancient city of Hebron one of the oldest cities of the world of Holy site for Jews, Christians and Muslims is the cave of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Lea’s resting place bought from Ephron, son of Zohar cave of Machpelah owned at the edge of field. Sell at its full price for a burial place in Genesis 23:9. Holy Family continued journey to Ashkelon where Samson slaughtered Philistines by The Spirit of LORD upon him killed thirty men and despoiled and gave their garments to those who answered his riddle in Judges 14:19. On twenty-fourth day of Coptic month of Bashans to first of June, Coptic Church celebrates entry of Lord Jesus Christ to Land of Egypt. On that day churches pray doxology saying  “Rejoice, Oh Egypt; O, people of Egypt and all Children of Egypt who live in its borders, rejoice lift up your hearts, for the lover of all mankind, He is before the beginning of ages, has come to you.”7

Addeir Al-Moharraq – Al-Qussia – Assiut  is the place they stayed in Assuit known as Al-Qussia or Al-Muharraq Monastery later built and still stands today. All the places mentioned are significant in the history of Egypt for centuries. The Pope Francis made Egypt the Roman Catholic pilgrimage route to celebrate Jesus, Son of God. Millions retrace the steps of the Holy Family in Egypt on map including numbers of the thirty places associated with their flight map route in Egypt. In various places Holy Family discovered many springs and wells in the area of the Nile delta and valley. And so many villages mention of a palm tree, which offered shade to the Holy Family and nourished them with its fruit as well. In the years between 7 – 4 BC when Gaius Turranius was governor in Egypt, the Holy Family crossed narrow Isthmus of al Qantara where Abraham in Genesis 12:10 Jacob and sons traveled to Egypt. Since creation, famines people of Israel travelled to Egypt freely or sent into the captivity God allowed to correct them to follow God exclusively. Moses was also in Egypt and as part of Garden of Eden is fertile so popular rulers took it over many times fighting battles of conquest.1565023204177488196839903038456.jpg
15648316192607707449909183363327.jpg20190803_193407The Coptic Synaxar calendar of saints records Tal Basta is seventy-two miles northeast of Cairo Egyptian town visited by Holy Family.  Oral traditions say that in Tal-Basta or Basta Jesus made spring well up from ground. and His presence triggered idols to crumble, as foretold by the prophets of old. The townsfolk, in consequence, turned malevolent and aggressive, whereupon the Holy Family turned their backs on the town and headed southwards. Reached Mostorod which later received name Al-Mahmma north west of Cairo. Al-Mahmma means ‘the Bathing place’ a name given to the town because the Virgin Mary bathed yhe Christ Child and washed His clothes there. On their way back into Palestine, the Holy Family stopped once more at Mostorod and caused a spring to gush from earth still flows forth today. There  are many walks credited to baby Jesus’ stay in Egypt still in existence today and used by many people for healing and to quench physical and Spiritual thirst. 15650136314072668717207106597809.jpg15650131602917997655590875821286.jpg15650137058841916118992256363270.jpg15650138379915733734401461513335.jpg15647671716299194124761044331387.jpgTheir flight continued to Belbeis where Mary Tree used by local citizens for the cemetery. The tree was removed in 1850 from the corner of Al-Ansârî Street. The other stories relate to token memorials of Jesus at Meniet Samanoud and Sakha, Burullus. The journey north to Meniet Samanoud is where the local population received them with kindness and good hospitality that earned them a deserved blessing. There is a large granite trough according to local belief used by Mary to knead dough and a water-well Christ Child, Himself, blessed still seen today. A
footprint of Christ child imprinted on a rock is stored to see  by many people in the Coptic Church in Egypt. According to Bishop Zacharias of Sakhâ Holy Family travels from Samanoud to Burullus via Sakha that tradition says Jesus left His footprint on rock. So place called Bikha Isus Pekha Issous or Lysous Footprint of Jesus. The rock is preserved hidden for centuries until 1984 in public in Sakha recorded in document of philus’ vision attested by Coptic practice Christians. 15650135107787450424615441894790.jpg15650135434734516151163585908850.jpg15650135901896726421233761475197.jpgThey journeyed into Wadi el-Natroun  and arrive at Wadi El Natroun Natroun Valley after crossing the Rosetta branch of the Nile to western Delta heading to south into Wadi El-Natroun Al Asqeet in the Western Desert of Egypt. In.earliest decades of Christianity, desert expanse to Wadi El-Natroun site of settlements and later many monasteries. And Jesus blessed desert and future settlements so monks occupy the four Wadi ‘n-Natrun  monasteries. Continued southwards the Holy family passed Fortress of Babylon in.Old Cairo and saw pyramids of Giza. According to tradition there used to be a palm tree at Giza under which Mary nursed Baby Jesus. This palm tree was tree in the region bears fruit eaten.On arrival at Wadi El-Natroun Natroun Valley after crossing the Rosetta branch of the Nile to the western Delta headed south into Wadi El-Natroun called Al Asqeet in Western Desert of Egypt. And on to Al Bahnassa and Samalout went on from there to spot later named Abai Issous, “the Home of Jesus” the site of present-day Sandafa village, east of Al Bahnassa some thirteen miles west of town of Beni Mazar. The Blessed Mary took her Son and watched over Him for God gave Him wisdom to teach all, this 
is still true to believers. They went from Bahnassa to Samalout and crossed Nile again from that town to spot on the east bank of the River where the Monastery of Virgin now stands upon Gabal Al-Tair Bird Mountain east of Samalout, south of Meadeyat Beni Khaled. Holy Family rested in cave located inside the ancient Church. Gabal Al-Tair is called Gabal El-kaf Palm Mountain. Coptic tradition say the Holy Family rested in the shade of the mountain, Jesus stretched His little hand rock to stop from mountain side so His imprint of His palm is still visible.

When they resumed their travels, the Holy Family laurel tree a stone’s throw south of Gabal El-Tair, along pathway flanking the Nile and leading from the mountain to Nazlet-Ebeid and the New Minia Bridge of today. That tree bowed to worship Lord Christ as passing. The tree is unique all branches downwards, trailing on the ground, turn upwards again, covered i  cloak of green leaves. They call tree Al-Abed “Worshipper.6

Minya – Sondos Ahmed Continuing their journey through Upper Egypt crossing to west side of the river to Assuit, where they stayed for six months. The longest spent in the place during their journey through Egypt is where Joseph had the dream in which an angel told him that Herod the great was dead and was safe to return to Palestine. After spending more than three years in Egypt the Holy Family started the journey back, taking the same route to Palestine. The place they stayed in Assuit is Al-Qussia, where Al-Muharraq Monastery later built and still stands today. Once more by crossing the Nile, back to its west bank, the Holy Family traveled southwards to town of Al-Ashmounein or Harmopolis Magna but did not tarry long there. Left behind fallen idols to Dairout Al-Sharif like Al-Ashmounein Greek named Philes and to Qussqam or Qost-Qoussia. There exists a story of the warm welcome Holy family refugees moved to the next stop at Meir or Meira west of Qoussia. They found a kind hospitality so the town and people were abundantly blessed. Destination in the land of Egypt is a place they built an Altar to the LORD in the land of Egypt in Gabal Mount Qussqam. The Monastery of Al-Moharraq was built around area where Holy Family remained over six months. Their time spent in the cave in the Coptic era the altar of the Church of Mary and the altar stone was the resting place of the Child Jesus during months He dwelt there. Some refer to it as the Second Bethlehem. It is believed is the spot Al-Moharraq Monastery stands and angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, and said “Arise, take the young Child and His mother and go back to the land of Israel for they are dead all who seek the young Child’s life says Matthew 2:20. The church dedicated to Blessed Mary in Dair al-Moharraq was the first church built in Egypt. It is believed that it was built immediately after St. Mark’s arrival in Egypt around 60 AD. Return route deviated from one they came. It took them to city of Assiut and blessed locations commemorate the Christian buildings of mountaintop convent of the Virgin Mary chastity meditating to God.415647695989351293166802210656252.jpg15647718419366416825063876946834.jpg15647712266209045641125033054206.jpg15647716181057066058634311693047.jpg1564771488438193546246232715775.jpg15647722291825170952994978781330.jpgBiblical history says at the end of it all, they arrived home in Joseph’s old house in small town of Nazareth in Galilee. It’s from the land of Jewish Palestine where message of Christ in fullness of time will be heard. Journey from Bethlehem and a return to Nazareth lasted over three years and covering about 1242.80 miles. They travelled on a donkey and sailboat on Nile. These 25-stop-journeys in Egypt churches and monasteries from Gaza to North Sinai through Wadi Al-Arish and Al-Farama Pelusium southeast in a Nile Delta. They stopped at Al-Basta on their way in a place of monastery first home to of worship plus meditating to God. A flight into Egypt Al-Matarya district and Al-Zaytoun stops of Holy Family journey in Toman Bey Street Al-Zaytoun Church some church visitors report sightings of appearing near the church’s domes.IMG-20190805-WA0009.jpg15647696687232513344905955504971.jpg
Virgin Mary Church at Zaytoun Moving on to “Old Cairo” (Al-Fustaat), the Holy Family stayed for a short period of time in cave turned later to Abi Serja Church, inside Roman Fortress of Babylon. After they moved on to Al-Maadi district and stayed in location later turned to “Virgin Mary” Church. Sailed a boat south the Nile stream crossing east bank of river. Where Monastery of the Virgin on top of Gabal Al-Kaf is now located. Gabal Al-Kaf translates Mountain of the Palm is where Jesus is left imprint of His palm on the stones of mountain. Continued their journey through the Upper Egypt crossing back to western side of river to Assuit they stayed six months. It was the longest period spent in the same place during the journey through Egypt. And is where Joseph had a dream an angel told him that Herod the great was dead so safe to return to Palestine. After they spent more than three years in Egypt it then Holy Family started their journey back taking same route to Palestine. The place in Assuit is known as Al-Qussia or Al-Muharraq Monastery later built and still stands today. Place stayed in Assuit Al-Qussia Al-Muharraq Monastery was later on built and still stands today.7
Addeir Al-Moharraq – Al-Qussia – Assiut  As Pope Francis made it Roman Catholic pilgrimage route is expected to promote religious tourism in Egypt. Eight stops of the 25 chosen to form the main stops of these pilgrimage route. The pilgrimages starts in the city of Al-Arish, North Sinai, crosses to Eastern Delta of Nile reaching Wadi Al-Natroun. Number of important Coptic monasteries include the St. Mary Church in Mostorod, Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church and Garnos Monastery. In living history the Bible is confirmed as Joseph was warned in dream. Herod died the family returned from Egypt in 4 BCE. Herod Archelaus succeeded his father in Judea so they went to Galilee. Archelaus was so cruel in response to people’s complaints in 6 AD is deposed  by Augustus and banished to Vienne  in Gaul. Galilee was ruled by Archelaus brother, Herod Antipas. Matthew 2:23 says the return to Nazareth fulfilled the prophecy, “He shall be called Nazarene” in Isaiah 11:1, “A shoot will come from stump of Jesse from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” Hebrew word “branch” means nezer and His disciples called the Nezarenes. Acts 24:5 says, What do You want with us Jesus of Nazareth, Master of the disciples. The Church of Nazarene and disciples of Jesus were as originally called the Nezarenes. Jesus calls Himself Nazarene to Paul in Acts 22:8 when he confronted Paul on way to Damascus to persecute the Christians.  The journey of Holy Family in Egypt is recorded by the Coptic Church follows exact path taken. 15647655726303558687336232351551.jpg15650134058157648650473818335824.jpg15650145416886883446397429289675.jpg15650146754766124226511878336471.jpg15650144556876398706482817113942.jpg15650143884118620840048854420774.jpg15650134365218379220791181379860.jpgIMG-20190802-WA0024.jpgJourney starts from Bethlehem to Gaza to El Zaraniq Floussiat 37 km west El Arish. To northern Sinai in Farma or ancient Pelusium mid-way between El Arish and Port-Said. To Tel Basta near Zagazig, in Sharqiah Governorate about 81 km northeast of Cairo, Jesus’ water sprung from ground. Into Mostorod 10 km from Cairo called Al Mahamma, the Bathing place, Mary bathed Christ Child and washed His clothes. On way back to Palestine Holy Family passed Mostorod again and spring gushed from the earth, flowing till present day. Northeastwards to Belbeis (ancient Philippos), back into Sharqiah Governorate, at a distance of about 55 km from Cairo. They rested in  shade of tree called, “The Virgin Mary’s Tree.” Holy Family continued journey north and passed by Zagazig. In Meniet Sammanoud Meniet Genah they passed by town Daqadous the church of Mary is found water-well Holy Family drank. Crossed Nile to city Sammanoud in the Delta were received with kindness and hospitality. A large granite trough used for kneading dough and the water-well Christ Child blessed. To north-west, Holy Family traveled Sakha, in lake-district of Burullus, present-day Governorate of Kafr El-Sheikh. Jesus Foot PekhaIssous  is Holy Child’s footprint marked in relief rock. The rock is preserved, hidden for centuries unearthed on 27 September 1984. Towns and cities in Governorates of Gharbia, Kafr El –Sheikh traditions say used to the Belqas wastelands. St. Bishoy - Wadi NatrounFrom Sakha, came to Wadi El Natroun (Natroun Valley) after crossing Rosetta branch of Nile to Western Delta, south to Western Wadi El Natroun (Scetis) so  crossed the Rosetta branch of the Nile to the Western Delta, and headed south into Wadi El Natroun (Scetis) in Western Desert of Egypt. Passed by the spring of Al Humra, infant Jesus caused a water spring from ground the well called Beer Mariam (Mary’s Well) today.  Christian Wadi El Natroun is site of the monastic settlements and commemoration of the Holy Family’s passage in valley. So left desert southwards across Nile, eastern bank to Matariya, Ain Shams ancient Heliopolis in Cairo, 10 km from the city center. At Ain Shams Jewish community, temple Synagogue of Unias for worship. In Matariya tree  day called the “Mary’s Tree.” The Family rest in shade and the infant Jesus caused water to flow from spring they drank and blessed. Mary washed His clothes, poured washing water on the ground spot is the fragrant balsam plant blossom. Healing, pain soothing balm is essence used in scents and perfumes of holy Chrism. In Old Cairo, Holy Family rested in Zeitoun, to Cairo landmarks of a Coptic heritage marking paths Holy Family. In called Old Cairo, Misr el Kadima brief visit by Holy Family. Governor of Fustat idols  fell at Jesus’ approach sought to kill the Child. Took shelter in the cave Church of Abu Serga St. Sergius. They moved south Maadi, Pharaonic to Memphis capital of Egypt. Boarded a sailing boat Nile to southern Egypt. Historic church built on spot embarked dedicated to “Al Adaweya,” Virgin’s Church “of Ferry” in Maadi, Arabic word “crossing time with stonesteps lead to River’s bank by Holy Family or pilgrims in Church courtyard.15650231719345177325429646183144.jpg15647746591524750616617573836161.jpg15648206312166047298118212240313.jpg15648205249871418165775925570653.jpg15647750292113261430125356731064.jpgOn Friday the 3rd of the Coptic month of Baramhat, 12 of March, 1976, a Bible floated along ripples of Nile to bank by the Church opened to Isaiah 19:25 says: “Blessed be Egypt My People.” The Bible is in glass in Sanctuary of in the Church. Sail-boat docked at village of Ashnein El Nassara or Deir el Garnous Monastery of Arganos 10 km west of Ashnein El Nassara near Maghagha. Western wall of church of Virgin deep well provided Holy Family with water needed. Then to a spot Abai Issous, “the Home of Jesus,” the site of present-day Sandafa village, east of Al Bahnassa 17 km west town Beni Mazar. To Samalout, crossed Nile again to spot on east bank of River the Monastery of the Virgin stands Gabal al Tair east Samalout, thousands of birds there. Holy Family rested in cave in an ancient Church there. Coptics say Holy Family rested in shade of the Mountain, Jesus stretched His little Hand to hold rock about to fall from mountain-side on them imprint of His palm still visible. The Holy Family passed the laurel tree  south of Gabal El Tair by Nile from the Mountain to Nazlet-ebeid Minia Bridge. 15647657550798137027371597634471.jpgThe tree bowed to worship Jesus as He was passing Tree branches downwards on the ground and upwards covered in green leaves called: “al abed” or “the Worshipper.” Passed by Beni-Hassan to town of Al Ashmounein or Hermopolis Magna. There idols fell but they blessed Al Ashmounein to Dairout Um Nakhla Jesus spring of water flow. Sailed across Nile 10 km south to Qussqam or Qost-Qoussia infuriated stone statue of idol cracked and fell evicted the Holy Family from town. Qussqam, Coptic tradition asserts ruined as consequence of violent rejection. The Holy Family in the land of Egypt, built “altar to the LORD in midst of the land of Egypt.” The Gabal (mount) Qussqam, named from town laid waste, is 327 km south of Cairo, Governorate of Assiut, Monastery of Al Muharraq west foothills of the Mountain.15647670730353519001504066386624.jpg15650125485287456901946279490158.jpgBuilt the area where Holy Family stayed six months in a cave Coptic altar Church of Virgin Mary monastery compound. Is altar stone resting place of Child Jesus during months there. Monastery and its surrounding Coptic Christian ethos. It is spot Al Muharraq Monastery an angel of LORD appeared to Joseph in a dream and said: “Arise and take young Child and His mother into the land of Israel; for they are dead which sought young Child’s life, in Mathew 2:20. They return journey on the same route but deviated slightly from first Western Mountain, 8 km southwest of city of Assiut. Location commemorated by Christians building a mountain-top Convent of Mary. In Old Cairo Matariya Mahamma retrace steps journey across Sinai into Palestine. The return journey Jesus to Israel in 4BC as Herod died to Nazareth. The Gospel in Luke 2:22-40 Mary and Joseph took their Infant Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem  after forty days of His birth to complete Mary’s ritual purification of childbirth. Perform the redemption of the firstborn son in obedience to the Leviticus 12, the  Exodus 13:12–15. Luke says Joseph and Mary provided for poor people instead of lamb sacrifice in Temple. Leviticus 12:8, sacrificing of pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.” In Leviticus 12:1- 4  event takes place forty days after birth for male child. Presentation celebrated forty days after birth of Christ. Jesus in temple encountered Simeon. The Gospel records Simeon promised ” not to see death before sees Lord’s Christ” in Luke 2:26. Simeon prayed, blessed Jesus, told future of Jesus Mary kept in her heart. 15648316192607707449909183363327.jpg

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