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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GOD DESTROYS gods & idols

15638006982148295271043831435818.jpgGod’s Ark triumphs over dagon, broken in pieces, after it was ceased in battle. A plan of the enemy to humiliate Israel in battle imploded dagon fell and broke in pieces. Jesus’ triumph over gods or idols means kingdom of satan defeated. The kingdom of Christ in God is living truth eternal Godliness. Be confident of day of triumph in Christ true Ark of Covenant in hearts of mankind to destroy satan’s temple. Idols fall in Psalm 115:5, they have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes but cannot cannot  see, ears, but cannot hear, noses but cannot smell says Isaiah 44:13. All who serve and worship it like them. Psalm 135:16 have mouth cannot speak, eyes cannot see, ears cannot hear no life in their mouths. Isaiah 6:10, They have mouths, cannot speak, eyes cannot see, Jeremiah 5:21,Ezekiel12:2, Matthew 13:15, Acts 28:27. Antiochus’ statue Zeus  in God’s temple Hellenic priest sacrifice pigs to Greek god religion angered Jews. Greek official ordered a Jewish priest to perform a Hellenic sacrifice, the priest Mattathias killed him. In 167 BCE, Jews joined Mattathias and five sons to fight to win freedom from Seleucid authority. Mattathias’ son Judah Maccabee, called “The Hammer”re-dedicated temple in 165 BCE and Jews celebrate event to this day major part of festival of Hanukkah.IMG-20190722-WA0003.jpgGod allows captivity if their hearts turn dull and ears heavy, shut their eyes lest they see with eyes or hear with ears to change and saved. Jesus quoted Isaiah’s prophecy, lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears and saved. Isaiah 42-53 highlights people serve God with their ears open but did not listen. So he laments over God’s chosen people who copy heathen pagans who shape gods or cast idols with eyes plastered, sculpture wood they call gods. God allows people to have reprobate minds in Romans 1 to do as they like to serve the creature not Creator God. All sins forsaken by them is forgiven so righteous are restored by salvation. Jesus will claim His throne so and all will be dethroned and crucified.  The dagon spirit will not prevail against God’s Children but those who continue Jesus condemns to seek salvation or be entirely destroyed like in Samuel 5:6-12. God warns believers of serving another god in addition to Living God Jehovah so thou shall have no other gods apart from Adonai Elohim. God shows mighty power in defeating Egypt yet in absence of Moses Aaron permitted golden calves but God saved them. Tragedies results from rebellion of idolatry against God. IMG-20190722-WA0002.jpgGod becomes angry with them forsakes them…. Many disasters and calamities came on them, that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us? “I will hide my face that day because of wickedness in turning to other gods” says Deuteronomy 31:16-18. In 1 Kings 11 Solomon’s idolatry of love of foreign women: Pharaoh’s daughter, Hittite and Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon. Were from nations the LORD said to Israel “Never intermarry with them to tempt you to follow their gods.” Solomon obsessed by love had 700 and 300 concubines. In old age, wives tempt him to follow idol gods no longer committed to LORD God like father David. Solomon followed Astarte goddess of Sidonian, Milcom idol of the Ammonites. Solomon did evil as LORD  considered not wholeheartedly follows the LORD. Solomon built site on hill east of Jerusalem for Chemosh idol of Moab, Molech idol of Ammonites. These things for his foreign wives to burn incense to sacrificed to their gods. God Pronounces judgment on Solomon angry because his heart turned from the LORD God of Israel who appeared to him twice. God commands him not to follow other gods, but Solomon did not obey God. LORD  told Solomon, “I will tear kingdom from you to give to your sons. I will not do it in your lifetime because of your father David. I will tear it from hands of your son. I will not tear whole kingdom away from you. I will give your son a tribe for my servant David’s sake and the sake of JERUSALEM THE CITY I CHOSE.”15638808712343548709652712321450.jpg15638816264066145787514658232527.jpg15638815050961186563612446522861.jpgIMG-20190811-WA0008.jpgGod LOVES Solomon but hates idolatry  and punished him. Elijah killed Jezebel’s 400 baal prophets to help restore Godly worship in vain and 7000 true prophets of God could not change idolatory in Israel. Elect 144,000 Israel males sealed in Revelations has tribe of Dan excluded by idolatory. Revelation 7 missed from 144,000 the tribe of Dan. Twelve thousands from Jacob’s twelve sons and twelve tribes of Israel includes tribe of Levi’s inheritance in the LORD. Levites refused to worship golden calf so God made priests in his Tabernacle. Joseph’s tribe split into two, each son Manasseh and Ephraim received an inheritance. In the list of those sealed in Revelation, tribe of Levi is listed. Tribe of Dan excluded, suggest false prophet of Revelation may be from tribe of Dan. Others see Dan’s role in leading Israel into idolatry as a cause for being left out of the 144,000 in Judges 18:30–31. Tribes not blessed by inclusion in this seal, prophetic books indicate members of tribe of Dan will be saved and receive land in the millennial kingdom in Ezekiel 48:2. Mankind may lost track of members of tribes, God but God knows them all in Revelation 7:4–8.IMG-20190722-WA0000.jpg
In Judges 18:30, The children of Dan set up graven image in new city of Dan and built house for it, where Jeroboam later set up one of his golden calves. Danites succeeded in Micah’s house, venerated graven images brought with them and set up religious worship. Molten image, teraphim, ephod all placed together for devotion and consultation. Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Manasseh as priests to tribe of Dan resided in the city of Dan Jonathan the Levite Micah took into his house made priest. Danites took to Laish priest son of Gershom, son of Manasseh Gershom son of Moses’ grandson. Like Phinehas grandson of Aaron in Judges 20:28, grandson of Moses in honour of Moses. Forgot virtues of his grandfather, Moses the priests in Dan in captivity of the land for idolatry. Idolatrous priests, through time of Samuel, David, Solomon in captivity of Israel, time of Jabin king of Canaan. Gersom’s idolatry continued in house of God at Shiloh, ark captured by Philistines. House of Shiloh forsaken  says Psalms 78:58-61 as God permitted.IMG-20190722-WA0001.jpgIn Acts 19:24-41, Demetrius and fellow silversmiths in Ephesus lost demand for idol products, statuettes of the goddess Artemis. Loss is attributed to growing numbers of the Christians who do not worship gods made with human hands. Highlights Christian population growth frightens diminished revenue of crafts creating statues. People against faith of Christians due to loss of money for their silversmiths. So their greedy economic gain keeps people in bondage connected to idols to enrich such masters. Growth of Christianity’s success turned believer from adherence to false gods. The more observant Christians increased so fewer people bought statuettes of idol gods to engage in religious rituals. It threatened economic production of an organization that profited greatly from idol worship. This trend in metropolitan Ephesus sets precedence for booming business that parasited profit at expense of souls. 15638085661946643585036976509700.jpgThey feared if whole of Asia persuaded by Paul to draw away from gods made with hands their trade may end. Idols  in disrepute and temple gods scorned to deprived all Asia and world of worship. And enraged, they shouted and rushed together to the theatre, dragging Gaius and Aristarchus the Macedonian Paul’s travelling-companions. Paul was not let in crowd by disciples but sent a message urging him not to venture into theatre. The crowd instructed Alexander, the Jews pushed forward to make defence before people. A town clerk quietened crowd and said, citizens of Ephesus city statue fell from heaven…. They are not temple robber blasphemer of gods so in danger being charged rioting, dismissed assembly. Today convincing nations idol worshippers of their false gods not well received to be saved by Jesus eternally. Stirs up anger and false charges so they left. Baby Jesus in Egypt records testify that townsfolk infuriated when stone statue of an idol cracked and fell evicted the Holy Family from the town. In Egypt Tal-Basta – or Basta Jesus caused spring from ground and His Presence triggered idols to crumble. The townsfolk in anger turned aggressive, Holy Family turned their backs on town heads southwards to MostorodHistory record incident dating devastation of Qussqam. Coptic tradition says town ruin as consequence of violent rejection of the Holy Family of Jesus in their escape to Egypt.15648316192607707449909183363327.jpgThe 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 is built. Others welcome holy refugees received at Meir or Meira town seven miles west of Qoussia. Hospitality of town people is abundantly blessed. Revelations 6 says people who receive  Christ will be saved but all others who reject God’s Spirit filled Christian Gospel message will perish. Believers ordained to go into all the world to preach Gospel, Some seeds fall on good fertile ground multiply a hundred fold others fall on hard soil and perish. Jesus said He does not care about the world but prays for all those who love him to be preserved until He returns. Pray for all people for God to open spiritual eyes to see to hear the truth and be saved from kingdom of darkness into glolious kingdom of light of the Gospel. You can take the horse to the water but you cannot force them to drink. Share love of God and God saves them in Jesus Name. Pray for the whole family to be delivered from generations of idolatry convenants entered into by their ancestors and forefathers against God. Plead Blood of Jesus like Gideon, Hezekiah, Manasseh build NEW ALTAR to living God. Let deliverance ministers deal with idol gods don’t do so yourself. Put on whole armour of God and cover yourself with Jesus blood and worship the Only One True God.IMG-20190723-WA0000.jpgGod instructs HIS people to drive out all the inhabitants of Land of Israel as they settle down. HE warned them: “If you do not drive out inhabitants of land from you, those you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides to harass you in land you dwell in” in Numbers 33:55. The Israelites crossed Jordan made treaties allows Canaanites to dwell among them. They continued practicing their pagan rituals, led them into pagan practices and their attacks. God cares for strangers or refugees with love and friendliness. The alien residing in land not to be oppressed but treated as citizens as you love yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt,” in  Leviticus 19:33-34;20:24-26. Acts 17:26-27 says God let all nations inhabit whole earth allotted by boundary places to live as Leviticus states God separated people of Israel from others ordered them not to mix to train them ROLE MODELS to all nations. The Christian Church in the world does not belong to world so is set apart for God’s Christian community for Children of God’s Kingdom. The Church community in the world interacts with fellow human beings outside Church. Agape love open hearts and gentleness kindness in Bible account helps people on the move, strangers, immigrants and refugees without a home in 1 Peter 2:9,  John 17:16, Philippians 4:5. God justifies Israel training them ROLE MODELS not by racism or culture, gender for there is no Jew, Gentiles, slaves nor free in God’s Kingdom. ALL WHO DO WILL OF GOD SO OBEY HIS COMMANDS HE LOVES IN HIS ETERNAL PRESENCE. Those who reject God’s Grand plans for mankind HE ELIMINATES by WRATH.

20 Bible Texts: God Destroys idol gods

Deuteronomy 7:25, “The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold on them or take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for its abomination to the LORD your God.

Ezekiel 6:6, “In all your dwellings, cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate, that your altars may become waste and desolate, your idols may be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be blotted out.

1 Kings 15:12, He put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made.

2 Kings 18:4, He removed high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.

2 Kings 23:11, He did away with the horses which the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the official, which was in the precincts; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

2 Kings 23:24, Josiah removed mediums and spiritists, teraphim and idols and all the abominations in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, to confirm the words of the law written in the book Hilkiah the priest found in house of the LORD.

Daniel 11:8, Their gods of metal images and precious vessels of silver and gold he will take into captivity to Egypt, and will refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.

Hosea 9:6, They go in destruction; Egypt will gather them up, Memphis will bury them, weeds will take over treasures of silver; Thorns will be in their tents.

Micah 1:7, All idols will be smashed, All earnings will be burned with fire. And all images made desolate by collecting them from harlot’s earnings, And to the earnings of a harlot they will return.

Micah 5:13, “I will cut off carved images, sacred pillars among you, so no longer bow to the work of your hands.

Nahum 1:14 The LORD issuedcommand  “Your name will not be perpetuated but cut off idol and image from the house of gods. I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible.”

2 Samuel 5:21, They abandoned idols so David and his men carried them away to destroy them.

Isaiah 2:20, That day men will cast away to moles and bats their idols of silver and their idols of gold, they made for themselves to worship,

Isaiah 30:22, Your defiled graven images overlaid with silver and molten images plated with gold you will scatter impure things and say to them, “Be gone!”

Isaiah 31:7, In that day every man will cast away their silver and gold idols in their sinful hands that made them sin.

Jeremiah 51:52, “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD,  “I will punish idols and mortally wounded will groan throughout the land.

Jeremiah 51:47, Behold days are coming I will punish idols of Babylon so whole land put to shame. All slain will fall in their midst.

Isaiah 21:9, “Behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs.” And said, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon; all images of their gods are shattered on the ground.”

Ezekiel 30:13, ‘Thus says the LORD GOD, “I will destroy idols so make the images cease from Memphis. There will not be a prince in the land of Egypt; And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.

Zechariah 13:2, “It will come that day,” declares the LORD of hosts, “I will cut off names of idols from the land, they will no longer be remembered and I will remove prophets and unclean spirit from the land.

WORLD’S POPULATION DAY

15625069270297355555190290684169.jpgThe world’s version of population day is completely different from God’s version of the “VERY GOOD” world HE created in Genesis 1:28 in the Bible. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. Govern and reign over the fish in the sea, birds in sky… with ABUNDANT RESOURCES. God said, be fruitful, multiply and replenish earth but alternative global messages bombards people about over-population birthrate false assumption ideas inciting multicultural racial hatred. Trump leads way pointing accusing fingers at least in society. The global population majority hardly benefits from all God’s over-abundant resources owned by 1% few, while 99% live in abject poverty, barely making it daily in life in this world.         15625096325253658109433286413637.jpgAll resources belong to God for all but is taken over by the few 1%. A third round exploiting post slavery colonialialism is the OZONE tariffs trade driving ethnic minorities from the forest reserves. And those cultures that preserved the forests and climates for centuries like Amazon, Asia, African etc. globally persecuted or deprived from their homes for palm oil, soya, private animal farm tourism. This crisis has imposed Western industrial emissions key causes of global heating. But blame others by projecting a fear of ‘shortage’ of all the world’s resources on “overpopulation by the racially impure.”15625075084226235508155254506775.jpg To add insult to injury their rubbish and toxic wastes are dumped in such places. The West is not willing to change excess consumption lifestyle that is destroying countries at their expense, as it is not in their backyards. Exploiting resources to build the West and marketing processed their natural resources back to them. Majority don’t enjoy superfluous wealth or the global capita gain of wealthy 1% controlling all resources on earth. Sadly their standard of living improves at the higher cost to environment, toxic plastic waste luxury packagings destroying the majority of the world’s flora and fauna.  IMG-20190707-WA0002.jpgThey patronise those they blame, who earn less than 50 cents a day. And many are sterilised by forced family planning or a one child policy. They are blamed for West’s luxury in society propaganda political platforms there is not enough resources, food, available to share with all. Yet Western societies bury billions of tons of good quality foods and clothing, shoes burnt, materials, goods in perfect conditions thrown away everyday. They claim insurance for “loss” like the slave masters paid for loss of earnings from abolition of slave trade. But slaves not compensated for loss of blood, sweat or lives that build the resources in the rich Western countries luxury enjoyed today.20190707_151531.jpgAs Malcom X  once said, “if not careful perpetrators will play all victims against each other and instilling divide and rule hatred in the down trodden to hate each other. Tyrants point accusing fingers at people deprived, exploited daily by the self-serving greedy. Then blame others for lack of resources they freely enjoy and waste. It is travesty those suffering due to greed are victimized as cause of global overpopulation. So large number of population targeted by individualistic drive to force their own ideas on others by any means and at any imposed cost. 15625076575373184392490630184738.jpgReplace the desire to know what is right and what is true but victims hardly live long enough to enjoy lifestyle like them. Calculate the family in upper super rich luxury 1% life’s costs, daily paid for tax payers deprived. You see it’s not size of population but it’s the disproportionate distribution of a lion share of resources taken by 1%. A hundred acre policy to one aristocrat and hundred people put on one acre is minimum land allocated. But blamed lack of land or farmlands to feed families forced off ancestral lands like Ahaz or Jezebel in taking Naboth”s vineyard. World_Population_Day_Pic-700x430.jpgSadly, in God’s plans for mankind a day is coming when HE AS PATENT OWNER TAKES IT ALL BACK. GOD HAS STARTED process, will complete it giving POWER BACK TO JESUS. This is not delusion God is fed up with world PORTRAYING HIM as incapable of providing for people as JEHOVAH JIREH. Humanity failed to live in “VERY GOOD” world God created due to greed. So God is actively demolishing things and will live exclusively with all those willing to abide by HIS standards20190707_151055.jpgSadly God says many people perish for lack of knowledge so this opportunity is being given to all to make wise choices. And nobody brought anything into the world and will take nothing out. Take a look at Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, a pretty good insight of luxury and the futility of mankind to provide for after life. Those golden items didn’t save him to enjoy a lifestyle prepared for in vain. Real after life is already PREPARED FOR BY GOD WITH GOLDEN MANSIONS so no need to worry by taking possessions there. 15625079690203440172905306983793.jpgA few rich people’s disastrous life styles has cost millions of lives but one cannot buy God. So remember when millions of climate refugees exploited in a scorched overpopulated nations seek salvation in other shores it is boomerang, caused by the West. But denies their responsibility to protect the exploited people without strength to fight back. God is DEFENDER of defenceless and OWNS all resources so warning the world of things to come. But ONLY GOD KNOWS EXACT DAY OR HOUR OF HIS WRATH. It is written on that day wealth, status or position will not save stated in Bible in Revelations 19:15. Consider others too while causing these devastations in the whole world.15625090546475682072706855246905.jpgChange before its too late so when Jesus Name comes you will not perish but be saved in eternal life. Read the Bible to educate and teach yourself to know and to make informed choice. God’s plan for humanity is, live a VERY GOOD lifestyle on earth. So stop misinforming ignorant replacement followers misleading them to hate people NOT RESPONSIBLE for all the destruction by the greedy few. These world’s goods belong to God the OWNER causing birthpang warnings shaking the earth. Wake up be saved before too late. 15625085044011216556395911616080.jpgMicah says, “Woe to all those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds. In the morning they carry it out because it is in their power to do so. And covet fields, seize houses and take  them to deprive people of their homes, their inheritance. The LORD says: “I AM planning disaster against those people, they cannot save themselves, no longer walk proudly for its time of calamity in Micah 1–3. God says if people repent and call HIS NAME ADONAI JEHOVAH NISSI in Jesus Name, HE WILL hear prayer, forgive and heal the land. So mankind needs to stop the self-destruction victim of own success to seek God’s original VERY GOOD earth supplied with more than all resources provided for Adam and Eve. Greedy desire for more than enough rich resources God provided continues DNA of sinful selfishness. So Jesus will take over all world powers incapable of ruling. The KING OF Kings and LORD of lords Jesus will take over all God’s Kingdom and Rule from Israel at Jerusalem. Material possession must not cause you to gain the whole world to lose your soul. GOD LOVES more than you know and provides equally for all.

FRUIT OF GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT

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THIS PEOPLE NEVER ANGRY

15619803537592179922344463155949.jpgBriggs recollected in her landmark 1971 book “Never in Anger,” about how calm and collected everyone was jarcontrast that created against her own unruly emotions. Even when some truly rage-worthy things happened like a teapot falling and smashing against floor the Inuit never betrayed a hint of anger. An “Emotional control is highly valued among Eskimos,” she wrote in the book. Indeed, maintenance of emotions under trying circumstances is essential sign of maturity, of adulthood.” Why so calm, she wondered? And more importantly, how can the rest of us get there? For the answer, Briggs looked to how children responded in difficult circumstances appeared to be something they learned from their parents. An simple parenting technique of Inuit is “Never scold child.” It became clear to Briggs when a young boy threw rock at her, related in a CBC interview, she didn’t berate him angrily, rather told him calmly it hurt. Instead of rage she told him real consequences of his actions caused her pain. Decades later, the writer Michaeleen Doucleff followed in Briggs’ footsteps in visiting Iqaluit, Canada, “in search of parenting wisdom. Said that teaching children to control their emotions is very important she writes in NPR. Doucleff found that a common strand among Inuit parents is: Across the board all mothers mentioned One Golden Rule: Don’t shout or yell at small children.”20190701_130919.jpgAmong Inuit Arctic community Doucleff found the people practiced the theory that screaming at a child only teaches the child to scream. It is a vicious circle, the University of Pittsburgh researcher Ming-Te Wang noted in a 2013 study. “It is tough call for parents because it goes both ways: the problem behaviours of children create the desire to give harsh verbal discipline. That harsh discipline may push adolescents toward the same problem behaviours.” The Inuit society seems to have learned lessons long ago, and managed to break the cycle. And so  “Traditional Inuit parenting incredibly is nurturing, gentle, tender,” as Doucleff writes. “If you took all parenting styles around the world and ranked them by their gentleness, Inuit approach would likely rank near the top.” What kind of children does that society produce? The kind who live harmoniously in world’s harshest climates often with threadbare resources. Survival hinges on making the most efficient use of natural world yet group still manages to be at peace with itself and with others. Maybe that’s because it’s also the kind of society that teaches kindness above all else. Jesus said do not let the sun radiate or set on your anger. Let it go for peace of mind.

Inuit simple way of teaching children to control anger

Christian Cotroneo

CHRISTIAN COTRONEO

Article from March 26, 2019, 2:08 p.m

CHILDREN SIGNS&WONDERS

1556533286134-1635185667.jpgChildren are for signs and wonders from God to Glorify God and to help in society. Families need to understand Jesus loves and values all children in all nations. Children are the gifted assets to parents and women do what is beyond comprehension as childbearers. Women are absolutely celebrated as co-creators with God contributing to life cycle and replenish earth. Fulfil God’s command to mulitiply and bear fruit from seed of man and egg of woman is the gift of life. Adults love their children and children love their parents. God’s word says train and teach children Godly values of love, selfrespect, good manners and etiquette for appropriate interaction with others. The value of life is priceless and preserved with dignity even if differences exists by diversity or perspectives. Children are precious to God, Jesus loves little children allowed in His company with their parents and in meetings to learn about God. This is priority in life highly endorsed by God for salvation in the Kingdom of God. 1557243794465-1635185667.jpgSimeon dedicated Jesus to God in the Temple and blessed Him. Simeon said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for a fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign about a sword piercing Mary’s soul. Hidden thoughts from many hearts will be revealed in Luke 2:34-35. Jesus brings changes to all who accept Him. Simeon’s prophesy is Jesus will be “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for GLORY to God’s people Israel in Luke 2:32. Jesus brings ruin in Israel of people like Simeon who worship in the Temple destroyed. Mary is told of literal piercing of her soul due suffering and pain of Jesus she endures. John wrote of the piercing of Jesus’ side after His death in prophesy fulfillment. So emotional turmoil Mary experienced are all treasured things pondering them in her heart in Luke 2:19, 50-51. Messiah Jesus arrived as Simeon was waiting all his life to see the “consolation of Israel.”1557243187090-1635185667.jpgJesus in the Temple during the Passover impressed the learned Synagogue and priests while doing the business of His Father God. But has created upheavals disturbing people in Israel, including mother of Messiah. Her pain is thought losing Jesus unmarried, compassionate son executed for the crimes He did not commit in His life brings Mary pain. A mother to all and His brothers standing outside desiring to see Him, answered, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do in Luke 8:19-21. Simeon’s prophesy comforts her like all mothers who embrace all children as their own. Jesus is a child destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel and a sign so that thoughts of many hearts are revealed.” Peter denied Jesus three times as Judas betrayed him, Pharaseees, Saduccees lied about Him and, people healed and helped voted crucify Him. These are the some thoughts of many hearts revealed.1556578915698-1635185667.jpgToday’s society needs to build a sound foundation from an early childhood like Jesus to grow and apply good values. A child without sound foundation in God is at the mercy of any man-made ideas that do cannot fulfill the void reserved exclusively to be filled only by God. The strong bond created in child connects to God and great reward to bless the child. Father God is the patent owner creator of humans with privileged access in the hearts and minds of children. They are never too young to understand agape LOVE of God for them at any level. The Sunday schools and school assemblies are essential for nurturing their spirit and minds in God in Christ if Christians.1557234117641-1635185667.jpg Placing emphasis on only the academic achievement at an expense of wellbeing lacks growth and the deeper hope for a meaningful life. Focus on only aesthetic external physical appearance or looks, price tag designer labels and superficial ideas deprive them of inner peace and inner strength in God. Some think they are worth the price tag, under pressure to be the first to be seen in those latest most expensive clothing. And gadgets to show off to get ‘street credit respect’ is the cause of competition to impress. A child worries more about external label than contents of character and effects of behaviour on others. Playing games are other sources of addiction they resort so buy the series to play without focussing more on academic excellence. These are some of the challenges facing a society desperate to create the perfect utopia of an academic achievement league table. pictures-jesus-photos-images-jesus-christ.jpgChildren are stressed in the class system society which thinks some are of higher value so deserve better treatment than others deprived. Children bear brunt of doing without a proper meal or sleep to their detriment. Peering children early to socialise them creates us versus them postcode society with a lack of trust for adults separated from them. Parents are too busy chasing money to provide for children often emotionally and socially retarded. Such explosive children feel a right of entitlement without a common sense of the due diligence and care for other people. They are not allowed to be corrected by parents so grow up with an attitude of disregard for Authority and the significant others in charge of them. Some feel like victims despite the privilege compared to other children all over the world. 1556578302852-1635185667.jpgAnd permanently angry, ungrateful and unthankful to the parents who sacrifice time, effort and resources to make their lives better than previous generations. So never content want more and more even if they have abundance beyond an average child globally. Not allowed to be part of family work ethic are made lazy by addiction to games or substance abuse to numb their perceived pains of life. Unrealistic demands to be perfect to fit in with friends causes damage to children growing mimicking adults yet without adult maturity and experience. Jesus warned about these behaviours during the last days of unruly children out of control and a menace to society. IMG-20190409-WA0005.jpgThere is need for rewriting foundation for early years to develop children like Finland to nurture and to protect them from vultures of society. Each time the children hurt each other or the others, accusing fingers are pointed at them without recognising the root of these problems created by society. Parents are treated as lazy for spending quality time with their children. Schools are so understaffed short of budgets education has become position on league table. So naming and shaming them than proper training to prepare children to become self-sufficient to have good success in life. Education, academic performance is only 20% of life so the rest 80% must be taught to prepare people to cope. It’s deception to make education end in life because of billions of educated people unemployed, exist on debt in the world.IMG-20190329-WA0000.jpg Their miseducations deprives children of practical survival skills and essential spatial knowledge. It frustrates young people without ability to farm, garden, do practical hands on life work due to misconception that is a blue collar job beneath them. Older generations piggy back them for life to help them make it but unaware of sacrifices involves and unwilling to support them in old age. So feel too sophisticated to live within their budget to give back to parents seen as a nuisance to their luxury pleasures of life. Honour parents and adults to bring blessings and so it is well with you to live long. A wise person receives good advise to be a wiser person in life but the Bible says the fool gets angry and hates you for advising them. Be kind in all you do towards others because it is seeds sown God sends back to you years later when you do not remember those past years. Life is beautiful and simple to understand because God creates all things beautiful in HIS OWN time. You came individual in this world and will face God alone to give an account of yourself no matter who is backing you in life. The ideas children have must be guided with patience to educate them about the real world. Their perspective may seem superficial but with support and guidance helped to develop better as audacious, bold, confident, resilient people with good success. Some want good things of life not understanding the years behind the scenes preparing through hard work. The end result seen is after years of toiling, sacrifices and sweat. It is necessary to teach children value for time, value for life to be who they truly are with humility, selfrespect without ego attitude problems. Children need incredible encouragement of hope.IMG-20190427-WA0000.jpgIMG-20190428-WA0000.jpgChildren are part of a bigger society that expects the best from them. Investment of quality time spent with their family is essential to bond with them. Above all is to teach them to love themselves first, to have agape love for all others. Kindness, Mercy is far better than cruelty, anger and hatred which destroys person. The society’s excuse is to blame government for lack of funds for youth centres but a need exists to talk to children at home as individuals too. They need their love and support that makes them trust their family more than naive friends. God is LOVE so Spirit of God’s LOVE POWER in you enables you to help children to feel loved and part of society. Abandoned by the system many rely on themselves to make wrong choices and decisions. The fact that they are clothed, fed, have own bedroom, latest gadgets is not enough to meet their emotional needs of peace, joy acceptance if adults too busy to interact one to one with them daily. There is no excuse for not helping them young and consistently with their hobbies at home, music, piano lessons. Parents can afford other things but complain of inability to invest in future of their own children. It is time redesign educational foundation to include interests of children not force them to study subjects they hate. Most are under stress or pressure to perform take their anger on others. Society plays part in responsibility for how they turn up as adults. 

 

MIRACLES OF MOSES /AARON

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Exodus 4:1-2

Moses saw a burning bush that did not burn the trees. God tells Moses to take shoes off on Holy ground. After  God appeared to Moses in the burning bush HE told him to return to Egypt to rescue Israelite slaves because their cries came up to God. Moses said to God, if they ask for a name of God of fathers what should I tell them?” God said tell them, “I AM WHO I AM. 

Exodus 4:3-4. God instructs Moses to go to the king of Egypt for Israel freedom.  Moses said, “What if they do not believe the LORD appeared to me God performs two miracles with Moses’ staff and hand

Exodus 4:3

God said, “Throw stick on the ground so he threw it on the ground and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it

 

Exodus 4:4

The LORD said to Moses, Stretch your hand and grap it by tail so he stretched his hand and caught it and it became a staff in his hand.

Exodus 4:6

The LORD said to him put your hand into your bosom.” So he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, his hand was leprous like snow and the hand leprous back to original form. The Lord told Moses to turn water from the river into blood as a sign.IMG-20190314-WA0006.jpg

Exodus 4:7

Then He said, “Put your hand into your bosom again.” So he put his hand into his bosom again, and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh. LORD I am not a good speaker or eloquent I am slow of speech. God reassured Moses HE gave humans their mouths, ears to hear and gives sight to blind? The Lord said send Aaron to help you. 

Exodus 4:9

“But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.1556805016779-1635185667.jpg

Exodus 7:10

Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and did as the LORD commanded. So Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants and it turned into a snake. These signs were not enough for Pharaoh. “

Exodus 7:20

So Moses and Aaron did even as the LORD had commanded. He lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and water in the Nile turned to blood.

Exodus 8:6

So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.IMG_20190315_175757.jpg

Exodus 8:13

The LORD did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, the courts, and the fields.

Exodus 8:17

They did so as Aaron stretched his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were gnats on man and beast. All the dust of earth became gnats through all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 8:21-24

“For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they dwell. “But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where My people are living, so no swarms of flies will be there, in order that you may know that I, the LORD, am in the midst of the land. “I will put division between My people and your people tomorrow this sign will occur.1556804369372-1635185667.jpg

Exodus 8:31

The LORD did as Moses asked, and removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants and from his people; not one remained.

Exodus 9:3-6

The hand of the LORD will come with a severe pestilence on your livestock in the field, on horses, on donkeys, on the camels, on herds, and on flocks. “But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and livestock of Egypt, so nothing will die that belongs to the sons of Israel.” The LORD set a definite time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD will do this things in the land.”IMG_20190315_173249.jpg

Exodus 9:10-11

So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians.

Exodus 9:23

Moses stretched his staff toward the sky and the LORD sent thunder, hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.

Exodus 9:33

Moses went out of city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the LORD; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and rain no longer poured on the earth.IMG-20190314-WA0007-1.jpg

Exodus 10:13

So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Exodus 10:19

The LORD shifted the wind to a strong west wind which took the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all territory of Egypt.

Exodus 10:22

So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.

Exodus 12:29

Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.IMG-20190314-WA0009.jpg

Exodus 14:21-22

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. The sons of Israel went through midst of the sea on dry land, and the waters like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left..

Exodus 14:26-28

The LORD said to Moses, “Stretch your hand over the sea for waters to come back over Egyptians, their chariots and horsemen. Moses stretched his hand over the sea to return to normal state at daybreak. While Egyptians were in the sea the LORD overthrew Egyptians in the midst of the sea. The water returned and covered their chariots, horsemen, Pharaoh’s entire army in the sea after Jews so not even one of them remained.1552671803302434421470-1.jpg

Exodus 15:25

Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.

Exodus 17:6

Meribah’s Split Rock in Al Bayad, Saudi Arabia as Moses lifted his hand, struck the rock twice with his staff; And water came out abundantly for congregation and their families. This Rock at Horeb Moses struck twice is located in Saudi Arabia. 
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Water from a Rock: Mt. Sinai (Lawz) and Kadesh (Petra) Wadi Musa, is this large rock splits in the Bible by Moses brings water from Rock told by God. So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel is the real location Moses split the rock and water flowed to drink.

Exodus 17:6

“Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.IMG-20190314-WA0011.jpg

Exodus 17:11-13

So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set. So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

Numbers 16:28-32

Moses said, “By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing. “If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me. “But if the LORD brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD.1552460522417-358416172.jpg

Exodus 20:1-26 On the third day, Moses received 10 Commandments on Mt Sinai near where God appeared to Moses in the burning  bush.

Numbers 20:11

Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.

Numbers 21:8-9

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.IMG-20190314-WA0012.jpgExodus is the living history documented as shown in the above timeline of Israel from ancient history. The Jews lived in Cannaanland since the time of Abraham and migrated to Egypt during the severe famines that took place. Joseph brought his father Jacob, siblings and families to Egypt to settle in Goshen in Egypt. The Jews multiplied so rapidly despite their Egyptian Midwives warned to kill male children. The loyal Midwives preserved babies so rewarded with houses. Just as baby Moses escaped death of killing of the infants of Jews so Jesus escaped to Egypt as a baby from Herod. Moses was chosen and preserved by God to save the Jews in Egypt. The book of Micaiah in Bible says Moses will return to earth to join Elijah as two Witnesses to preach during endtimes. Together will help to repeat similar miracles again and more, then raised from death on the third day and taken to heaven alive. The miracles of Moses changing water of Nile river to blood is a symbolic link between Moses and Jesus. Moses is first saviour of Jew’s escape from Egypt as Jesus the Spiritual Saviour of all people. Moses and Jesus grew up in Egypt and will return to save people during endtime on earth. Bible in Deuteronomy 34:5-8 says Moses the servant of the LORD died in the land of Moab as Word of the LORD said 6 God buried him in the valley in the land of Moab beside Beth-peor, no man knows where he is buried to this day.7 Moses was 120 years old when he died. But his eyes were not weak and his strength had not left him. 8 The children of Israel cried for Moses in the valley of Moab for thirty days. Then days of crying and sorrow for Moses came to an end. And in Joshua 1:1-2 Bible says, 1 “After death of Moses Servant of the LORD the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses MY servant is dead arise, go over Jordan with all this people to the land I gave to children of Israel. Moses died but his Spirit lived on so met Jesus and Elijah on the Mountain of transfiguration recognised by Peter, James and John. God confirms Jesus as His Beloved Son so listen and hear Him.

1553364619014-1225479167.jpgOn the mountain in Matthew 17:2 Jesus  was transfigured before Moses, Elijah, Peter, James and John. Jesus’ face then became shining as the sun, his garments white as light.” Transfiguration in front of the prophets Elijah and Moses,  who appeared before Jesus confirms many interactions between heaven and earth as happens often. Jesus begins to talk to them and God affirms Jesus once again that Jesus is His Son and True Messiah. Peter wanted to built three tents for them to stay longer on the mountain top but was a preview of Jesus’ resurrection so not necessary. Moses and Elijah will return alive to earth as two witnesess in endtime evangelism to lead countless multitudes from all nations, tribes and languages to Christ to be saved in the name of Jesus. Later all will appear in heaven carrying branches before the Throne of God. Afterwards return with God to dwell eternally on a new perfect earth in New Jerusalem in Israel ruled by Jesus Christ.